It’s the practice of taking very small doses of powerful substances (usually psychedelic in nature) to experience creativity bumps and perspective shifts without having to endure the negative-productivity side effects.
Recently, microdosing has become popularized as the new hack for entrepreneurs, creatives, and silicon valley tech geeks to level-up their problem solving abilities as well as work-life fulfillment.
But no matter how promising the latest microdosing research becomes or how wide the number of high-visibility practitioners grows to include, there’s an important catch to acknowledge.
Not only do these substances require sophisticated knowledge and care to accurately microdose, many are also listed as Schedule 1 Substances. As such, they are prohibited in the most punitive legal sense across much of the world.
So what if there was another form of microdosing that didn’t have any risk of health or legal consequences?
I know what you want in one word…
The flexibility to work your own hours, be your own boss and have complete control over your future.
That sounds pretty awesome, right?
But let’s be a little more specific...by freedom, what you really desire is:
The best situation is when you can find an activity that combines all the above.
Unfortunately, however, few of us serendipitously land on the lofty pinnacle of that triad on our first try.
For the rest of us…Read on...
So you’re interested in productivity hacking, eh?
You’ve thought deeply about your goals, planned them out and committed to an ambitious schedule…
…you’ve broken down your intimidating projects into small tasks that you can apply a strategy like The Tomato Timer Technique to…
...and you’ve successfully started and stuck with some new, productive daily disciplines by "Wedging" easy win targets into your daily routine.
So what’s next? What can you do now to take your productivity skills to the next level?
Are you ready for this monumental productivity game changer? You are? Awesome!
Alright...here’s the big secret:
Is the camera lens an intimidating beast you struggle to be yourself in front of?
Does the thought of being judged by public onlookers or your online viewership paralyze you from even setting up your camera?
Is that camera anxiety manifesting itself as an unnatural version of yourself as soon as you press record?
If so, this camera shyness is keeping you from expressing your unique voice to the fast growing online space of YouTube and social media. Your views are a valuable contribution to moving the zeitgeist in the right direction, but you’ll never have a voice if you can’t overcome the fear of sharing your digital self.
I still suffer from these red light challenges myself, but through my own experimentation, I’ve developed a set of 5 exercises to help dissolve camera anxiety so I can post my perspectives to those who care to listen:
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…
Papa Tomato, Mama Tomato and Toddler Tomato were all walking down the street...
...until, poor Toddler Tomato started to lag behind...
...and much to Mama Tomato’s horror, frustrated Papa Tomato ran back to little, tiny Toddler Tomato, smacked him over the head and said:
Now, I admit, that’s a pretty awful joke for several reasons (tomato child abuse being at the top of the list)...
If you’re like me, you're probably ashamed to admit how slow you read...
...years of lackluster reading rates have likely prevented you from cultivating the reading habits you know you NEED to thrive in our increasingly competitive world.
In my case, crappy reading speeds have even created periodic, negative emotional feedback loops of mental overwhelm that lead to me avoiding books instead of jumping into them with excitement each day.
Just admit it friends, YOU...ARE...LAZY!
“Excuse me! WHAT DID YOU JUST SAY?!?!”
Well actually...the truth is...we’re all lazy!
You wouldn’t be here if your ancestors hadn’t evolved some proclivity for idleness in their daily lives.
Laziness Is A Biological Survival Strategy
Look, we’re biologically programmed for laziness...it’s nature’s solution to the harsh energy balance problem we faced as hunter-gatherers thriving across the many stimulatively complex wild landscapes that make up our world.