Here's what you'll learn:
*Why most of history's (extremely) successful people or innovative pioneers made their big discoveries before, or around, age 30;
*Whether or not this trend still holds true in the modern world, and if so, in which industries it applies most,
*And how your ability to cope with (break) homeostasis is imperative to whether or not you'll become rich/innovative as you grow older.
"When I met Feynman, he was running computing, and I brought him out so he could go back to physics. I knew he'd get a Nobel Prize for something--he was one of those people. You could see the energy and ability--and he was going to do something. It was in the nature of him to be something."
Stop being a lazy (fake) and do the work to become real. "Find your white whale".
"you should cultivate a mindset of adaptation, a diverse set of skills and a wide net of friends. While building layers on top of layers (“investing” is accumulative)"
- Lund UniversityEconomics
I'm Ludvig Sunström,the author of StartGainingMomentum where I write about practical self-development. I've also authored the book Breaking out of Homeostasis. In addition to that I have a masters degree in International Marketing from Lund's University.
I like to read a lot of books. If you want book recommendations check out these two popular articles:
Here are a couple of popular--and actionable--articles I've written.
1.How to Become a Momentum Machine: Combine Powerful Psychological Principles to Boost Motivation, Build Self-Esteem, And Be a Winner Every Day
(This article will answer most questions you may have about self-esteem, motivation, and goal-setting.)
2. How to Understand And Use The Power of Incremental Change (and why most people don't)
3. How I got Ripped in 2 Years by Following these 13 Principles
4. How to Use OneNote to Create Your Commonplace Book
(This might be THE single most important thing for your personal development.)
5. The 2-day Fast
(If you've never fasted you NEED to read this one!)
6. How Successful People Read Online
(What they KNOW -- and most people don't)
Who Should You Listen To?: 13 Steps to Choosing the Best Coaches, Adviso...
The question "Who should you listen to?" is more important, and more difficult, to answer than ever before. This will help you think about i
Honesty IS the Best Policy in Business (Usually): How to Make Honesty Yo...
Is honesty the best business decision? Not always, but usually, and now more than ever. Here is how to use honesty to win.
I Made Fun of the Law of Attraction (LoA) And Here's What Happened
I wrote an article where I made fun of the law of attraction (LoA) then it got picked up on one of their forums, where it created a funny de
How to Be Real in a World of Fakes (a primer on studying succcessful peo...
The way to study successful people is by intelligent imitation, and not mindless mimicry. The former helps you stay real whereas the latter
The Intelligent Man's Guide to: Consumerism (Part 4: The Confused Consumer)
The confused consumer is a person who buys things without a clearly defined strategy. The confused consumer is heavily influenced by modern
The Best Way to Make Money Blogging (And Change the World) - StartupBros
A step-by-step guide to make money blogging using information you already know (and content you already have).
The Intelligent Man's Guide to: Consumerism (Part 3: Brands and Social D...
Ernest Dichter is credited with popularizing brand strategy. Brands mimic tribal belonging and personalities, they can work as a psychologic
Find out what's important and stop wasting your life
You might think reading the news and going to the gym are important and healthy habits. They are not.
Consumerism: women, progressive obsolescence, Christine Frederick
Christine Frederick is one of the most influential people on today's modern consumer culture. She is credited with ideas of progressive obso
The Intelligent Man's Guide to: Consumerism (Part 1: PR. . .
How Culture Got Hijacked to Sell You Stuff You Don't Need (through PR, advertising, and marketing). The history of "consumerism" over the la
40 Amazing Personal Development Bloggers to Watch In 2015 (plus my numbe...
I know what you’re thinking. How did I get my hands on so many police mug shots huh? ;-) I’m only joking. Those 40 incredibly attractive ind
The Intelligent Man's Guide to: News, Mainstream Media and Mass
Mainstream media and "news" are pointless commentary that don't add any value to your life. "News" is not really news. It's entertainment an
How aspiring for mediocrity can make you a happy millionaire - or a whore
At what point did you realize you had the potential and ambition to break out of mediocrity and live a special life? How did you go about it
Best Practices for Getting Ripped and Killing it (in the gym) - Startgai...
Me and my buddy Filip discuss our "philosophy of rippedness" and what it takes to have killer workouts in the gym. We share our best practic
13 Surprising Lessons for Entrepreneurs from New Big Data: Digging Into ...
New insights for entrepreneurs from big data--courtesy of Christian Rudder's "Dataclysm".
How to Have Awesome Workouts (Warning: you may become addicted)
Your workouts can be dramatically improved by increasing your mental focus and creating an addictive pre-workout routine. Arnold used to say