TMBA 078 (LBP78) – 5 Radical Strategies to Achieve Optimum Performance Levels

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This week’s episode features a very special guest: Sebastian Marshall. Dan, Ian and Sebastian talk about how to hack performance and get more shit done.

Topics discussed include

  • Time tracking and how it works.
  • Diet optimisation.
  • Neural enhancer supplements.
  • Putting a dolar value on your time.
  • The equal odds theory (or: why Einstein was more successful than the average scientist)
In the quick-tips section, Dan and Ian talk about caffeine and an excellent productivity blog.

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Episode length: 23:42

 

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Published on 10.27.11
  • http://twitter.com/SuperLinkJuice SuperLinkJuice

    No pun intended but since the launch of the Dynamite circle …… the content ,interviews…. etc of the LBP…… has truly become Dynamite. Great Interview Guys

    Regards,

    Brian ThinkBig

  • http://thevceo.com Ian Borders

    Really diggin this one guys! Lately been really getting into the performance / bio-hacking  and nootropics stuff. Bulletproof Exec was a great find.

  • http://twitter.com/tullibo tullibo

    Love this ep…totally agree with the time tracking

    I often use the time tracking sheet here when I want to do a week of detailed time auditing:
    http://davidseah.com/blog/2010/01/emergent-task-timer-updates/

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    ah great link! I’m following up on that now.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    LOVE that blog, will try to bring him on the show as well.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Cheers Brian I appreciate that!!! 

  • http://twitter.com/IvanKrachanov Ivan Krachanov

    Great Episode!
    Love the equal odds theory. It reminds me of the law of averages that Jim Rohn talks about in his work.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Hey thanks for that Ivan– Equal Odds has really infected my brain since I first read about it on Sebastian’s blog. Do you think it’s worth reading Jim’s stuff or do we have the basic idea? if so, let me know your favorite reference. 

  • http://twitter.com/IvanKrachanov Ivan Krachanov

    This will give you a good idea if it’s worth for you to read more of his stuff. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3bONIcjUOU

  • Justin Miramontes

    I hate to say it, but I think I’m a couple generations off when it comes to experiencing that kind of life longevity. Maybe by time I’m 50 there will be tools to “cure” aging available, but it’s my understanding that they will only be able to prevent you from aging further, not actually be able to reverse aging. I’m not so sure if I want to be a 50 year old man for forever. I think I’d rather live it up in my 20s and 30s. :) Cheers, eh? 

  • http://twitter.com/sebastmarsh Sebastian Marshall

    Very cool being on the show guys, thanks for having me.

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Cheers! 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Cheers! 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    haha I know some 50 year olds who would dissagree!! will be interesting to see how this stuff unfolds over the next 5 years, I agree with Sebastian that we are at an inflection point. 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    haha I know some 50 year olds who would dissagree!! will be interesting to see how this stuff unfolds over the next 5 years, I agree with Sebastian that we are at an inflection point. 

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    thanks for that Ivan!!!

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    thanks for that Ivan!!!

  • Justin Miramontes

    lmao, ya actually about 20 minutes after I wrote that comment I thought about it some more and realized I know some 50 year olds that run circles around me in every way. 50’s the new 30 for some of the people who take care of themselves…

    @Dan, curious to know if you’re seriously considering cutting the alcohol. It’s one of those things I know I should do, but I reaalllly don’t want to. Ah, the predictable irrationality of us humans :)

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Same boat there Justin. Thought about it for sure. Will be interesting to discuss this with Ian when he arrives here in a few days. 

  • Anonymous

    Interesting about hacking the afternoon slump with caffeine.

    So let me get this straight. It’s not that the suggestion is to take a coffee first thing so as to cause a slump, right?

    The suggestion is, even if you didn’t drink caffeine all day, that you could use caffeine to accelerate yourself out of that sleepy slump?

  • http://www.tropicalmba.com Dan

    Yeah, especially if you caffeinate right before or just after you wake up from a nap, it’ll push you to new heights.. if you take it on the downswing of a caffeine high and don’t let yourself crash, you won’t get super high again, you’ll merely keep yourself at a slightly enchanced level…  at least thats what i’ve found so far.

  • Anonymous

    The best hack I’ve figure out is to take caffeine before taking a 20 minute nap and after you work out it will feel like you slept much longer

  • http://www.spikelab.org Spike Morelli

    Fantastic episode guys, it’s great that you got Sebastian on the show, he’s always got some awesome stuff going.

    About the caffeine + powernap, experimenting is the way forward as we’re all different, but personally I found way much better results if I drink a cuppa right before napping and timebox that to 20 mins. As you mentioned on the show it takes about 20 something mins for the caffeine to get in your blood stream so drinking before the nap ensures you get the high right when you get up instead of the odd 30 mins between getting up, prepping it and then waiting on it to take effect.

    That said, I’ve been caffeine free for about a year now and replaced it with a mix of goji + ginseng extracts which so far have given me good results. it doesn’t get me as high as a double espresso, but it also doesn’t have that low phase, so the throughput is more consistent and overall higher and you avoid the bad side effects of drinking too much coffee.

    hope this helps,

    @spikelab:twitter

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