How to Get Smarter & Become “Limitless”

 Phil Drolet (@phildrolet)6 years, 10 months ago

Hey fellow HEThens,

First off I just wanted to take a second to say thank you for all the good & interesting feedback on my piece about Mcdonalds & The Fast Food Temptation. Always great to hear you guys’ perspective and ideas.

3 days before finishing my 16 month Australian journey, I’ve just published an article I’ve been working on for the last 4 months, about Mental Performance- it’s entitled "On Becoming Superhuman: How to Get Smarter, Increase Your IQ, and Become Limitless". I put in a lot of work into it, learning, researching & experimenting, but it was worth- the response has been incredible.

http://www.thefeelgoodlifestyle.com/on-becoming-superhuman-how-to-get-smarter-increase-your-iq-become-limitless.html

It’s basically 10 proven strategiest to increase your mental performance, unlock your brian’s full potential, and… start living life in the fast-lane.

I’m sharing this here because I know this is the kind of stuff a lot of you guys would be into, and because I’d love to get your feedback. Good & bad, I want to keep getting better at what I do and honest feedback the only way.

A big reason why this piece has been so successful is because recently fellow HEthen Martijn told me that it would increase my credibility by being more rigorous in my referencing. This constructive feedback had a huge positive impact & now I want to scale it up to the whole HE community.

Thanks guys & don’t hesitate to share the article around if you dig it. The more people learn this stuff the better.

Cheers!
Phil

November 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm
Phil Drolet (448)C (@phildrolet) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Cheers brother, looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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Daniella (347) (@bombdiggity) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I am doing this starting right now! Thank you for sharing!

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Zach (63) (@v1kingfan) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

loved the article phil! I have a question on the intermittent fasting. I noticed you mention to eat before you go to bed but you only eat once every 16 hours so how does that work? is that your one meal for the day, or do you eat a small snack before bed?

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Ellie (1,360)M (@tangledupinplaid21) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Good stuff! I’m reading the hell out of your articles right now, I like your writing style. :)

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Aaron (0) (@aaron) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Great article! And here is a website similar to Lumocity that is completely free, http://www.mathplayground.com/index.html

It also seems more “kid friendly” if you have little kids or siblings.

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florida (5) (@taylor222) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Amazing article! As well as the one about intermittent fasting :)

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eastsighed (1) (@eastsighed) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Before I’ve even read this, I’ll tell you that when I go for long periods without eating I definitely feel some strange charge to my system, at least for a while. Thanks for the resources, will be read quite soon.

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Christian (40) (@christian92) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

@aaron: “an action-packed site for elementary and middle school students.”
You can’t compare that to lumosity. That site is directed at children. Lumosity is more focused on real improvement to the brain and has much more advanced “games” for students/adults.

@phil: Absolutely excellent article! Thanks a lot, you really motivated me. I’ll try my best to get into the “fast-lane” ;)

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jetsetplayboy (8) (@jetsetplayboy) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I’m only halfway through your article, but I’m completely blown away–I’ve been working on improving just about every part of myself (mind, body, social skills, intelligence) and this article was just what I needed to get me going!

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Phil Drolet (448)C (@phildrolet) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Wow guys thanks so much. Stoked you enjoyed it, and make sure you put some of these ideas into practice. Knowledge is only power if applied :)

And nowwww I’m off to a well-deserved 2 week retreat from the internet/modern world (in the Mentawai Islands, Indo).

Keep rocking it in your part of the world and talk soon!
Phil

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Phil Drolet (448)C (@phildrolet) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Wow guys thanks so much. Stoked you enjoyed it, and make sure you put some of these ideas into practice. Knowledge is only power if applied :)

And nowwww I’m off to a well-deserved 2 week retreat from the internet/modern world (in the Mentawai Islands, Indo).

Keep rocking it in your part of the world and talk soon!
Phil

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Nicole (2) (@jhulyan19) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

That sounds good, I have read your McDonalds & fast food Temptation last night, and for me it will be a big help.
So, I’ll start reading the other one now. :)

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Nicole (2) (@jhulyan19) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

That sounds good, I have read your McDonalds & fast food Temptation last night, and for me it will be a big help.
So, I’ll start reading the other one now. :)

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Manimal (2,996) (@manimal) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Magic pill mentality…

Some of it’s good though, but Lumosity is a rip off, you can get all that training and much more without paying a cent.

Want a stronger brain, use it more, use it better. There are no tricks, no magic pills, all that stuff is placebo. Just think right and you’ll be a genius in no time.

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Manimal (2,996) (@manimal) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Magic pill mentality…

Some of it’s good though, but Lumosity is a rip off, you can get all that training and much more without paying a cent.

Want a stronger brain, use it more, use it better. There are no tricks, no magic pills, all that stuff is placebo. Just think right and you’ll be a genius in no time.

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Anonymous (4) (@) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I say the key to being smarter is you realizing that you are able to do anything and that you have no limitations. I’m starting to see that with all this self development stuff there has to be a stopping point where you have to say “I’ve got all the stuff. Now it’s time to live.”

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Anonymous (4) (@) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I say the key to being smarter is you realizing that you are able to do anything and that you have no limitations. I’m starting to see that with all this self development stuff there has to be a stopping point where you have to say “I’ve got all the stuff. Now it’s time to live.”

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Jordan (2) (@newagesoldier) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

awesome read, nice job!

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Jordan (2) (@newagesoldier) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

awesome read, nice job!

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Amy (4) (@amyelizabeth) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I agree with Manimal, and I’m a bit skeptic of a site I have to pay for…but I like the overall idea of your article and I think you touch on great points. For anyone who wants to get the ball rolling on self-improvement, your site is a fabulous starting point and motivator.

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nick (5) (@nickahrens) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

i have already put a few of your suggestions in to practice. great article! definitely will continue to subscribe to your blog

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Nicole (2) (@jhulyan19) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I’ve started playing lumosity games, and they are cool! :)
I can say that they are great help, Im starting to sharpen my brain I really want to improve it. :D

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Tobias Valdemar Broe Knudsen (92) (@2bias) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

Seems legit! :) i loved reading it and this also reflects a lot of what i’ve been reading about on HE and such. Great :)

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Damasias (21) (@nan0fire) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

I was inspired by the Phenomenal Memory blogpost, but I’m not going to pay 297 bucks.
Does anyone know of any (free) alternatives to paid practicing methods like these?
I agree the games in luminosity are fun to do.

Btw: I wonder if this “manual” that phenomenal memory hands out for free isn’t just to make you want to buy the course without giving any clue information? (I’m reading it now, and it’s quite interesting to learn HOW it works. Obviously it’ll lack the practical instructions. Otherwise it would make taking the course, unnecessary.

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Manimal (2,996) (@manimal) 6 years, 10 months ago ago

@Damasias Yes, it’s just a marketing trick.

There are myriads of ways to practice this kind of stuff for free, pretty much anything that puts your memory to the test will work. Like that game where you place a bunch of things on a table and then someone moves them while you’re not looking for example.

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