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10 Mind-Blowing Discoveries of 2019 – Craig Clemens & Max Lugavere on The Genius Life

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Key Takeaways (10 Lessons Learned in 2019)

  • Be close to your friends and family (even if you have to move)
  • Send more voice notes
  • Release your baby blanket (your crutches)
  • Avoid glyphosate and eat organic
  • Collagen protein is essential
  • Stories > facts
  • Take ownership
  • Most people don’t change
  • Spend time discovering your subconscious drivers
  • Be consistent

Recommended Books

Intro

10 Mind-Blowing Discoveries from 2019

1. Be Close to Your Friends and Family (even if you have to move)

  • “Life is short. Be with the people you love.”Max Lugavere

2. Send More Voice Notes

  • Here’s how:
    • Simply record a message and send it over iMessage (or record a voice memo and attach it to an email)
  • Here’s why:
    • It’s easier than composing a long email
    • It prevents the loss of nuance that can occur over text

3. Release Your Baby Blanket (your crutches)

  • For example, if you’re a caffeine addict, wean yourself off caffeine for at least a week. Then, slowly re-introduce it, starting with smaller quantities.

4. Avoid Glyphosate

  • Glyphosate is a broad-spectrum herbicide sprayed on crops and vineyards
  • Long-term glyphosate exposure can lead to a host of negative side effects, most notably cancer
  • To reduce risk:
    • Rinse or soak your produce
    • Buy organic (especially if the part of the fruit/vegetable you’re eating is exposed)

5. Collagen Protein is Essential

  • Especially for omnivores, or people who frequently eat muscle meat (ribs, steaks and chicken breasts)
  • Here’s why: Collagen helps breaks down the amino acids found in muscle meat, particular glycine

6. Stories > Facts

  • For example, when presenting an idea or trying to make a point, the persuasiveness of your argument is increased when it’s presented in a story format

7. Take Ownership

  • It’s easy to blame co-workers, subordinates, or your partner when something goes wrong
    • Instead, take ownership and ask: What can I do to fix the problem?
  • Related reading: Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink
  • Lack of ownership is a red flag for a leader
    • “If they don’t take ownership for everything that happens on their watch or they blame others, let them go” – Craig Clemens

8. Most People Don’t Change

  • This is a fact of human nature that team leaders need to realize
  • You can suggest someone change a habit, but the fact of the matter is, after a few weeks, most people fall back into old ways

9. Discover Your Subconscious Drivers

  • AKA: Undo your programming and find out what makes you tick so you can be a better person.
    • One way to do so: Therapy
  • Many of our subconscious desires are the result of childhood wounds
  • A famous quote: “Until you make the subconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate” Carl Young
  • Recommended reading: The Truth by Neil Strauss

10. Be Consistent

  • Whether you’re trying to improve your eating habits, your workouts, or a relationship, embed good behaviors in your ritual and they’ll lead to habits that stick
  • If you improve 1% every day for a year, you’ll see big gains!

Bonus: The Journey is the Prize

  • The journey to your goals is where the fun is – the ups and the downs
  • “Playing the game is the prize. The prize is not at the end, it’s along the way.” – Craig Clemens
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