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The Art and Science of Life Hacking



Shortcuts for being more effective, efficient, productive, and self-aware.

I have a passion for showing my followers and subscribers readers where to find the best tips, techniques, tools, strategies, tactics, shortcuts, products, courses, and coaching to guide you to living your best life.

Q. What are some of your tips for living a successful life?

A. I am so grateful for the life I have been given and that I have also created for myself through the setting of certain goals and intentions.

I recently decided to write regular blogs to help you to do the same for yourself.

Let me get specific. I have great friends, a kind generous, and loving wife, a career that expresses my passions (writing, teaching, and helping others), and a sense of meaning in all that I do.

All this did not happen by accident. It took mentoring, support, information, motivation, and inspiration to get here.

If you were to ask me what the one most important thing was that got me here, I would answer “Life Hacking.”

life hack (life hacking or lifehacking) is any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that increases effectiveness, efficiency, precision, productivity, and self-awareness, in all walks of life.

The term “Life Hacking” was originally used by computer experts who suffered from information overload or those with a playful curiosity in the ways they might accelerate their workflow. Today, life hacking is a common term within the minimalist, simple living, prepper, thrift, freegan, survivalist, and intentional living communities

The concept of life hacking became important in my daily life when I became a student of applied game theory, a systematic approach to making decisions, and creating powerful and successful relationships.  It became clear to me that game theory ideas, ideas that had won researchers many Nobel Prizes, could be used to strategize and find short-cuts to solving problems.

Wise strategizing, and using the best tools available to create shortcuts, offers us ways to maximize our untapped potential and the untapped potential of others. These strategies and tools also help us to achieve our goals at the lowest possible physical, emotional, and economic cost.

Young millennials are very familiar with life hacking, but they may not be familiar with linking applied game theory with lifehacking. I call this process a lifehack game because the type of thinking we learn on video games (gamer thinking), is ultimately the most effective, efficient, and productive way to find shortcuts to winning the game of life.



Looking for a shortcut is one thing; doing it by mimicking the thought and behavior patterns we learned and now exhibit when playing games, and solving puzzles, is something else altogether.

Once we understand the behavior patterns that best reflect gamer thinking, the more we can prosper in all ways and things, at the lowest possible cost.

Prospering does not need to be defined in financial or material terms. It can relate to emotional well-being, clarity of thought, our relationships, and how we serve others. All of these benefits and shortcuts are actually life hacks in some way, shape, or form.

So what does it actually mean to be a life hacking game theorist?

It means that once we mature a bit, we will need to make wiser decisions in the game of life. In time, it soon becomes clear that much of life is driven by our beliefs concerning the past, present, or future.

This is fleshed out for us by strategic interactions we experience with other individuals or groups (players) in the game of life. This is especially so in situations containing set others (players), and where there are rules, and defined outcomes (financial success for instance).

So when I speak of a  game theory life hack, I am speaking about the process of observing interactions, and modeling them to make effective decisions in the most cost-effective and efficient way.

In life, we often model or copy what we have experienced before. This process is known as “modeling” among game thinkers and life hackers. The best modeling strategies not only help us to “hack” and isolate problems, but they also help us discover solutions and new applications for those solutions.

The Takeaway

In an ideal world game theory, gamer thinking, and lifehacking would simply be a waste of time and energy.

Today, gamer thinking combined with life hacking, and lifehacking tips and tools will increasingly become go-to skills for surviving and prospering in evermore challenging times.


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Author: Lewis Harrison is a Collaborative Futurist, Results Coach, Mentor to Corporate Executives and Philanthropic Organization on Predictive analytics, Professional Problem-Solver, Game Theory/Strategist


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