Emotional Self sabotage is one of the greatest obstacles for the budding lifehacker.
An old cartoon called Pogo once had a character saying, “We have discovered the enemy and it is us!” How true that is!
Following is a simple assessment exercise to help isolate obstacles that can lead to ibstacles, challenges, problems bottlenecks in your lifehack Game Theory system.
Ask yourself which of these descriptions applies to you. Write down how frequently one of these sentences describes you, ranging from “not at all” to “always.”
- Misplaced items
- Lack of information
- Incorrect information
- Too many commitments
- Unnecessary correspondence
- Inability to say “No”
- Dysfunctional need to please others
- Poor listening skills
- Confusing socializing with networking
- Excessive socializing
- Unwillingness to be accountable for errors you’ve committed
- Other people’s mistakes
- Excess Micromanaging
- Poor delegation skills
- Weak support systems
- Understaffing on projects
- Lack of feedback
- Changing of external factors
- Changing of internal priorities
- No goals or misdirected goals and objectives
The more of these that you can master the greater your effectiveness, efficiency and productivity will be as a lifehacker and your ability to win at the game of life.
Winning the Game of Life: A Primer to Lewis Harrison’s Applied Game Theory
Here is a simple Lifehack you can use while you figure out how you have been sabotaging yourself:
A Chef’s Kitchen Hack: Save Money on Expensive Bread Crumbs:
- When you buy a loaf of whole grain bread (the best kind nutritionally), or bake your own bread, take few slices, let them get dried out until they are hard.
- Put in a blender or food processor (or pulverize with a hammer if you are that low-tech).
- Add garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, salt or low sodium Vegit powder.
Cost about about 50 cents versus commercial breadcrumbs about $2.50
A Quick dish – Stuffed peppers: The picture below says it all
Lewis Harrison – The Life Hack Guru (www.TheLifehackGuru.com, is a writer, mentor, success and wealth coach, content-rich, motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur specializing in problem solving, troubleshooting and strategizing based on game thinking, applied game theory and Game Thinking.
He owns the chair massage company in NYC – www,eventschairmassage.com
He is the author of over twenty-two books on Life Hacking published in five languages.
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Here is a short interview with Lewis Harrison – The LifeHack Guru