This week we are able to share lessons from a self-taught neuro-hacker and entrepreneur, Dave Asprey, the founder of Bulletproof. This one got me excited, as I’m a fan of his work and have been studying neuroscience on my own for years, so now I get to learn and share more about my inspiration through here. Check out the three major keys from the interview below:
1. How to Learn
Do something. Yes, it’s that simple. Do more things to learn more about yourself. See if you want to be an entrepreneur or be a team member who helps an entrepreneur that shares a similar vision. Best thing to do is find a mentor whose an entrepreneur and see how they make things happen. If you see that it’s something you don’t want to do, that’s ok. You can learn which parts of a business you can manage best. It’s an innate human desire to help others. So you’ll always be able to build or join a team. If you want your boss’s job, help your boss move up as well. It’s part of the corporate rules you have to play along with!
As for school, it’s another great way to learn and sure, some companies may require certain degrees for certain positions, but Dave made it as one of the biggest faces in bio-shacking, and never majored in biology, as he was self taught and was able to help others grow and learn it. Dave recommends that you should go to a top tier school when it comes to getting a Master’s, otherwise it’s a waste of money. It’s not just knowledge you get out of school, but also a network.
2. Find the Future
There are always new things that are coming out and about, where some become the next big thing and others are slowly becoming engrained or evaporating in our lives. Find something that’s still fairly new and requires adaptation, like 3D printing or crypto currency, and make it your own and learn more about it until you’re teaching others about it. Always teach yourself and pour your life into it and it will become valuable. Dave found the future of the internet and was the first to sell merchandise through the web. Find the future and be good at it.
3. Don’t Think
Best advice Dave was given is to not think. This was provided by a teacher of his and was taught that decision making is 90% feeling and 10% thinking, when most people think it’s the other way. Trust yourself and your gut. I would type more, but I don’t want you to think about this more and make it more complicated than it really is. Best simple advice I’ve heard recently that I could and will apply today!