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In Episode Thirteen, we talk about exploring versus exploiting. Brian Christian and Tom Griffis wrote the book “Algorithms to Live By.” This is a cool concept I pulled from that book. The concept is explore versus exploit, which they presented it as if you have a grandma, and every Friday, she goes down to bingo, you might ask yourself, why does she love it so much? The answer is that she spent her whole life exploring for things that she wanted to have fun with. She then started exploiting the most happiness dense activity that she can do. She does…

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In Episode Twelve, we discuss blind spots. I can prove to people visually that they have blind spots. It is where the optic nerve sits on the back of your eye, an area where you don’t have any light receptors. Your brain naturally fills in that blind spot with similar colors and shapes to what you’re seeing. If you surround a blue circle with a white screen, your brain will fill in that spot with more white screen, and the blue circle literally disappears. Blind spots exist for everyone. Trying to get rid of your blind spots is like me…

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In Episode Eleven, we talk about the Eisenhower matrix. Imagine a square being split into four quadrants, and at the top of the square is the word important. At the bottom of the square are the words not important. On the left of the square are the word not urgent, and in the right side of the square the word urgent. Anything that fits into the bottom left quadrant, when it comes to professional personal tasks, we should just delete them. They are not urgent and not important. If we jump over to the right side of the square on…

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