The Saturation Effect, by Duane Rohrbacher, exists because of trend following. Following any major trend to its logical conclusion results in saturation, which means that the trend is no longer effective. What can we do to overcome the want to follow trends? Start creating them.
The Matthew Effect, by Robert Merton, exists all around us in our capitalist society. To overcome the Matthew Effect’s impact, we must break out of our cycles and surround ourselves with better people.
Capitalism is a great theory, and we have executed it poorly in practice. To close the gap, I offer practical advice on what you can do to reduce the impact of corporate capitalism on you.
Much of the self-help literature and audio out there focuses on “me.” This makes a ton of sense. I believe that we can focus on “we” and benefit just as much as focusing on just “me.”
In Episode 007, I discuss the idea that the majority of people are just average, and that’s okay. Accepting that we are all average and doing the best that we can is all that really matters. Focusing too much on greatness is a detriment to most people who cannot get there. Do your best and forget […]
In Episode 006, I discuss open-mindedness and closed-mindedness. I focus on four areas, religion, sexuality, finance, and health. The purpose of the episode is to learn why we are closed-minded about certain items and to discover if we can open our minds to other possibilities.
In Episode 005, I discuss one-size-fits-all articles, you know the “8 proven ways to live a happier life” articles that are out there. In an attempt at reframing, I discuss the problem with these articles and how to use parts of them to make a difference in your life.
In Episode 004, I deconstruct road rage, what it is, and why it exists. At the end of the episode, I discuss ways in which we can reframe how we think about driving to eliminate road rage from our lives.
Looking at hardship subjectively is a challenge. We often equate hardship to objective, defined parameters – race, gender, class, socioeconomic status, religion. While these are valid, we also need to take into account subjective hardship, the challenges that everyone of every background faces on a daily basis.
In episode 2, Duane Rohrbacher and Chris Stites discuss the concept of busyness, and what being busy is really a symptom of: being lazy.