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The Best Approach to Life Hacking

 

 

Q. Lewis, I want to learn about life hacking. I’ve heard the term many times and need some clarification about it. Can you help?

A. Yes.  To begin, let’s define what a life hack is. Whether we are speaking about life hacks for home,  survival hacks, or the best life hacks 2022, all life hacks have the same foundation –  strategies, techniques, tools, or shortcuts adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.

In our present times mastering life hacking is essential. You can wait for the Mega Millions lottery to kick in. The key to surviving and prospering often requires a simple focus on developing dozens of 5-minute hacks.

Many best life hacks 20022 appeared because regular revenue streams weren’t quite panning out.

Years ago I developed a Life Strategies Playbook built around life hacking. Click below to learn more about that program or copy and paste the URL

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It is my experience that there are certain qualities that define virtually all human behavior. One of these qualities is to strategize ways to maximize our untapped potential and do so at the lowest possible physical, emotional and economic cost especially when interacting with other people.  To a young millennial this is nothing more than a “lifehack”.  To me, it is more accurately described as a lifehack game because game thinking is the most effective, efficient, and productive way to achieve this goal. Looking for a shortcut is one thing; doing this by mimicking the thought and behavior patterns we exhibit when playing games is something else altogether.

 

As I have stated earlier one way to view these human thought and behavior patterns is as a game.  In such a game the more one who prospers at the lowest possible cost to themselves and others wins. Prospering does not need to be defined in financial or material terms. It can relate to emotional well-being, clarity of thought, service to others, and many other ways.

Much of life is driven by sets of ideas and numbers that describe the past, present, or future states of things, particularly strategic interactions between two or more individuals or groups (players) in situations containing set rules and outcomes. Game theory is the process of observing these interactions and modeling them to make effective decisions. Applied Game Thinking is a simplification of these ideas.

In life, we often model or copy what we have seen or experienced before.  This process is known as “modeling” among game thinkers. Modeling strategies in this way it is not about solving problems as much as it is about applications and solutions.

In an ideal world Game theory and game thinking would be a waste of time. The extraordinary person would simply do what Lao Tzu, the great Chinese–Taoist Sage did. Once he realized that most people were just clueless, and would never get “It”, he left town, went to a mountain community with a gatekeeper, and hung out with all the other wise men and women, visionaries, and sages. There they could all live their lives motivated by love, emotional balance, clarity of thought, compassion, and personal contentment. Visionary thinkers of this type have no interest in living a “zero-sum life” motivated by anger, greed, lust, vanity, attachment, and ego. The type of that seems to motivate many.

Sadly we do not live in an ideal world. We have to deal with challenges, obstacles, and constraints, many caused by other people, many of them dysfunctional to the max. In addition, we must confront our own inner demons. All this leads to problems that might have been avoided. Whether it is genetics that defines the games we play or how we play them, play them we must – or rather lifehack them we must!

Takeaway

When things, events, or people limit your freedom, these “obstacles” take on meaning. We are also often drawn to things of great beauty, sensuality, and elegance. These things also have meaning. So as you can see, to notice something, positive or negative is to give it meaning. Life hacking gives us the power to create a life of greater meaning with very little struggle

 

Here is a short video about some of what I am working on in the realm of compassion.

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Author: Lewis is a writer, teacher, and master results-oriented life coach. He is the author of over twenty books, numerous self-improvement, and personal development courses, and is the former host of a talk show on NPR Affiliated WIOX91.3 FM. He can be contacted at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

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Click on the button just below or copy and paste the link to learn more about the course …

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None of us can progress alone, without some skilled guidance. Are you looking for a mentor or a compassionate, results-oriented life coach? This would be a great gift to give yourself.

 

I’d love to work with you and help you to become more effective, efficient, productive, self-aware, and to create your “best life.”

 

Let’s schedule a 15-minute interview to determine how I can help you create a customized and personalized program for creating your best life. Email me at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

 

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