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The bestselling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet answers the question "How do I kick more ass?"—providing proven techniques for becoming happier, healthier, and smarter, culled from the wisdom and insight of world-class thought leaders and mavericks of science and business.
When Dave Asprey started his Bulletproof Radio podcast more than five years ago, he sought out thought leaders and influencers in an array of disciplines, from biochemists to business titans to mediation masters. These folks were some of the top performing humans in the world, people who had changed their areas of study or even pioneered entirely new fields. Dave wanted to know: What did they have in common? What mattered most to them? What makes them so successful at what they do—and what makes them happiest? And so, at the end of each interview, Dave began asking the same question: "What are your top three recommendations for people who want to kick more ass?"
Combing through the recordings, looking for patterns and common threads, he found that the wisdom gleaned from these highly successful people can be distilled into three main categories: body, mind, and spirit. Game Changers is the culmination of Dave’s years-long statistical analysis of these conversations, offering thirty-six science-backed, high performance "laws" that are a virtual playbook for how to become not only more successful, but also happier and healthier.
Each chapter of Game Changers is structured around one of these laws. Dave combines anecdotes from game changers like Daniel Amen, David Perlmutter, Arianna Huffington, Dan Harris, and Tim Ferris with his own research and practical advice that readers can put into action immediately. From practising gratitude and mindfulness to prioritising social connections and sex, taming fear and anxiety to optimising nutrition and movement, Dave brings together the wisdom of today’s game-changers to help everyone optimise their lives.
Asprey (The Bulletproof Diet) mines both conventional and unconventional techniques in this haphazard but sneakily instructive book. Core is his belief in the all-encompassing power of "the three Fs": "fear (run away, hide from, or fight scary things in case they are threats to your survival); feed (eat everything in sight so you don't starve to death and can quickly serve the first F), and the third F-word, which propagates the species." To harness these innate human desires, he builds his book around 46 high-performance "laws," which include both accepted, mainstream, and more out-there concepts. While some of Asprey's suggested techniques are admittedly controversial or of questionable merit microdosing on psychoactive drugs such as LSD to decrease anxiety, treat alcoholism, and promote self-awareness; restricting orgasms for men while promoting them frequently for women to balance hormones; adding butter to coffee for bursts of energy far more are decidedly sensible. He advises readers to investigate their own fears fear, explore dietary choices, foster positive thinking, enjoy downtime, learn the power of visualization, use the power of "no" to reduce burnout, load up on omega-3 fatty acids, and avoid "weasel words" (can't, need, bad, and try). He helpfully includes thought-provoking action items at the end of each chapter, as well as recommended podcasts from his own Bulletproof Radio. Asprey's motley collection of firsthand tips will inspire and encourage readers.