I’m really excited that our site is now up and running and over the coming weeks, months (…years?) I hope this site will help provide you some great information to unlock your potential and possibly act as way-points for your self-improvement journey.
We want to differentiate ourselves (self-hackers) from the usual self-help or self-improvement resources out there in a couple of ways:
- We are normal people like you: we don’t claim to be gurus who are multi-millionaires and existentially happy 100% of the time with our lives and relationships – we are normal individuals on our own constant and never ending improvement journeys.
- Helping each other: we may be ahead of you in certain areas, we may not. We want to share what we have learnt so far and what we are currently trying but we also want to hear about your journey and what has worked for you to then share to other people out there. We want to build a community and combine/crowd-source our collective brain power and experiences to benefit everyone.
- Feet on the ground: no new age, woolly mumbo-jumbo here – we are analytical, logical individuals and are looking for practical results or pragmatic methods that can, where possible, be measured or backed-up by data or science to give us actionable insights.
- Open-minded: although we are geeks and have a skew to innovative techniques or technology, we are open minded to anything and any method – if it already works, why re-invent the wheel? And yes, that might even include new age, softy-feely approaches.
- Process matters – we are not just about getting results. We also care about learning different approaches or techniques to tackling various different problems to get to the results we desire. We firmly believe it is about the continuous cycle of testing, trialling and failing until the point you succeed. How we go about tackling problem spaces are important as what works for one individual may not work for another. Whatever techniques and tools you’ve added to your problem solving arsenal can hopefully then be transferable/repeatable in other areas of your life.
- Efficiency and effectiveness – yes, your self-improvement journey might take a long time depending on where you are as an individual. But where possible, we want to make our improvements efficient and effective. We systematically deconstruct skills, knowledge, attributes or even ourselves to identify patterns, hacks, tips. It’s about trying to figure out the minimum effective dose – the maximal of benefits versus the minimal of finite resources and wastage.
Are you excited as we are? We’d love to hear from you so leave your comments below on what are the most important areas you want to improve on. Or if you want to find out more about us and self-hacking, go to our About page.