The essential few when you need to cut things back to basics.
Forget about the 4.30am cold shower followed by 3hrs meditation on a bed of nails.
Just get the basic blocking and tackling in place consistently:
The true value in learning any mental model in the first place, (in fact the value of learning anything) is that you remember it so that you’re able to consciously recall it at will, and use it at the opportune moment.
That’s exactly what this free 1hr video below is all about.
It will put 23 models on human nature and judgement in your head, using a done-for-you memory palace and talking you through spaced repetition.
There’s some pretty cool stuff towards the end on interconnected memory palaces for larger scale personal knowledge management, but for now, I encourage you to just watch through from the beginning.
Here’s what Dan Smith of Exponential Ventures said about the 1hr course:
“Will be the best use of an hour this year and it’s completely free!”
Best watched NOT on a mobile, because you really need to see what’s going on.
Even better if you watch with the screen enlarged.
So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax.
Perhaps also grab a pen and paper because you’re gonna be testing yourself… and enjoy the video below:
Only once you’ve watched that video and have decided that you seen that there is value in that and that you’d like to have the rest of the mental models sets built out for you in a similar format and placed in your long-term memory using the spaced repetition software as described in a video and then check out this next piece taking you further down the rabbit hole.
If you want all 8 mental models sets mapped out in done-for-you memory palaces, then this is the course you’ve been waiting for.
Whatever it is that you’re trying to do, seek advice from somebody (or several people) who have done the exact thing it is that you’re trying to do.
Whether that’s raise money hire a founding team, find a co-founder or grow your business, go down a customer development route and find VC backing, raise funds another way… whatever it is, seek advice from other person, or multiple people who have done the very things that you are trying to accomplish.
Anything else is just stupidity and seeking bad advice there are plenty of people out there who will give you advice, give you coaching, give you mentoring, and have not done the thing that you are actually trying to do.
But when it comes down to it, that’s just opinions.
It’s not useful advice. It is opinions.
We all know what the Big Lebowski has to say about opinions
And if you are the giver of advice, as a coach, mentor, leader, then you have a moral obligation to call yourself out if you have not done the thing that your coachee / mentee is trying to accomplish.
This is a matter of integrity.
So that’s it!
Find, and use, advice from people who have done what it is you’re trying to do.