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Me in brief:  
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Me in brief. I...
* I coach people in clearing anger, bitterness & other negative emotions. I'm keen to be evidence-based about this, but in this field, evidence is often fuzzy, and experience is an important guide.
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* Run '''Self-Improvement for Nerds''' ([https://www.facebook.com/groups/improvednerd/ active on Facebook] and events also announced on [http://www.meetup.com/Self-Improvement-for-Nerds-Melbourne/ Meetup])
* I've worked in sustainability knowledge-sharing.
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* Am a life coach, and my focus is on anti-procrastination, ADHD and gaining focus. This comes out of my own struggles, being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and (at that point) not having developed good strategies for getting things done. One of the main approaches I use is based on MEVID (the [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3w3/how_to_beat_procrastination/ ''Procrastination Fquation'']).
* I know about wikis, and help run [http://appropedia.org/ Appropedia], the sustainability wiki.
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* Help to organise [[Less Wrong Melbourne]].
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* Have worked in sustainability knowledge-sharing.
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* Know about wikis, and help run [http://appropedia.org/ Appropedia], the sustainability wiki.
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== Sequences: Being generally awesome ==
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Work in progress. Suggestions appreciated. Boldly edit the page, or leave a message on my [[User palk:Chriswaterguy|talk page]].
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=== Productivity/effectiveness ===
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(Under development)
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==== By author (incomplete) ====
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lukeprog:
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* [[The Science of Winning at Life]] - sequence, plus other posts. The individual posts have been included below, organised by topic.
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Nate Soares (So8res):
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jg3/the_mechanics_of_my_recent_productivity/ The mechanics of my recent productivity]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jgh/habitual_productivity/ Habitual Productivity]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jh0/deregulating_distraction_moving_towards_the_goal/ Deregulating Distraction, Moving Towards the Goal, and Level Hopping]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jhs/dark_arts_of_rationality/ Dark Arts of Rationality]
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(+ Look up more of Eliezer's posts on productivity, effectiveness and [[akrasia]].)
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Luminosity, a framework by Alicorn:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1xh/living_luminously/ Living Luminously]
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==== By topic ====
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Science and self-help:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3nn/scientific_selfhelp_the_state_of_our_knowledge/ Scientific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge] – lukeprog
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/71x/a_crash_course_in_the_neuroscience_of_human/ A Crash Course in the Neuroscience of Human Motivation] – lukeprog
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Mood:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4su/the_science_of_happiness/ How to Be Happy] – lukeprog
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* Happiness & depression, e.g. [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jp2/methods_for_treating_depression/ Methods for treating depression]
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* Note the value of (Againstness, noticing)
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Habits and training:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k5/cached_thoughts/ Cached Thoughts] – Eliezer
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** Related: [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Cached_thought wiki article] has interesting links.
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/d2/cached_procrastination/ Cached Procrastination] – jimrandomh (Procrastination is at least two problems: cached thought, and analysis paralysis.)
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/cu2/the_power_of_reinforcement/ The Power of Reinforcement] – lukeprog
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* http://lesswrong.com/lw/58m/build_small_skills_in_the_right_order/ Build Small Skills in the Right Order] – lukeprog
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Goals and strategies:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/ka/hold_off_on_proposing_solutions/ Hold Off on Proposing Solutions] – Eliezer
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Practical thinking skills (these posts are likely to be covered in other sequences, but have applications in "winning at life":
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/no/how_an_algorithm_feels_from_inside/ How An Algorithm Feels From Inside] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/he/knowing_about_biases_can_hurt_people/ Knowing About Biases Can Hurt People] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i3/making_beliefs_pay_rent_in_anticipated_experiences/ Making Beliefs Pay Rent] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/im/hindsight_devalues_science/ Hindsight Devalues Science] – Eliezer (& other posts about wanting true beliefs?)
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/oj/probability_is_in_the_mind/ Probability is in the Mind] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/iq/guessing_the_teachers_password/ Guessing the Teacher's Password] – Eliezer
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Thinking skills relevant to communication:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/nu/taboo_your_words/ Taboo Your Words] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/oi/mind_projection_fallacy/ Mind Projection Fallacy] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jb/applause_lights/ Applause Lights] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/of/dissolving_the_question/ Dissolving the Question] – Eliezer
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Akrasia/procrastination:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3kv/working_hurts_less_than_procrastinating_we_fear/ Working hurts less than procrastinating, we fear the twinge of starting] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3w3/how_to_beat_procrastination/ How to Beat Procrastination] – lukeprog
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/9wr/my_algorithm_for_beating_procrastination/ My Algorithm for Beating Procrastination] – lukeprog
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1tu/improving_the_akrasia_hypothesis/ Improving The Akrasia Hypothesis] - PJ Eby
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1fe/antiakrasia_technique_structured_procrastination/ Anti-Akrasia Technique: Structured Procrastination] – patrissimo
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/hgd/10step_antiprocrastination_checklist/ 10-Step Anti-Procrastination Checklist] – JesseGalef
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* More?: [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Akrasia#Blog_posts Posts about akrasia]
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* Strategies and hacks (posts and threads):
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fh/willpower_hax_487_execute_by_default/ Willpower Hax #487: Execute by Default] – Eliezer
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1sm/akrasia_tactics_review/ Akrasia Tactics Review]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/i0e/akrasia_tactics_review_2_the_akrasia_strikes_back/ Akrasia Tactics Review 2: The Akrasia Strikes Back]
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** [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fu/share_your_antiakrasia_tricks/ Share Your Anti-Akrasia Tricks]
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Posts linked from the [http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Akrasia Akrasia] (to be sorted):
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/h7/selfdeception_hypocrisy_or_akrasia/ Self-deception: Hypocrisy or Akrasia?]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/wb/chaotic_inversion/ Chaotic Inversion]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ab/akrasia_and_shangrila/ Akrasia and Shangri-La]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/6c/akrasia_hyperbolic_discounting_and_picoeconomics/ Akrasia, hyperbolic discounting, and picoeconomics] by [[User:ciphergoth|ciphergoth]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/ep/applied_picoeconomics/ Applied Picoeconomics] by [[Yvain]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/16b/when_willpower_attacks/ When Willpower Attacks] by jimrandomh - How overly strong willpower can get you in trouble.
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2q6/compartmentalization_in_epistemic_and/ Compartmentalization in epistemic and instrumental rationality] by Anna Salamon
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/7z1/antiakrasia_tool_like_stickkcom_for_data_nerds/ Anti-akrasia tool: like stickK.com for data nerds] by dreeves
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Evolutionary psychology:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/l0/adaptationexecuters_not_fitnessmaximizers/ Adaptation-Executers, not Fitness-Maximizers] – Eliezer
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Self-talk:
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* [http://mindingourway.com/productivity-through-self-loyalty/ Productivity through self-loyalty] – by Nate Soares but off-LW.
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Willpower:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/tag/willpower/ Posts tagged "willpower"]
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Relationships:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/63i/rational_romantic_relationships_part_1/ Rational Romantic Relationships, Part 1: Relationship Styles and Attraction Basics]
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Other (unordered):
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/52g/the_good_news_of_situationist_psychology/ The Good News of Situationist Psychology] – lukeprog
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/e0/bad_reasons_for_a_rationalist_to_lose/cry (How we do the Jedi mind trick on ourselves)] - comment by pjeby
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* Tags (note that display is in chronological order, and many or all of the above posts are included in these tags): [http://lesswrong.com/tag/productivity/ productivity], [http://lesswrong.com/tag/procrastination/ procrastination]
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=== Achieving awesomeness by learning better ===
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(To be developed)
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/k4n/a_brief_summary_of_effective_study_methods/ A brief summary of effective study methods] – Arran_Stirton
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/j10/on_learning_difficult_things/ On learning difficult things] - Nate Soares
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Other resources:
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* [https://www.coursera.org/course/learning Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects] Coursera online course, very popular
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*  [http://www.amazon.com/Mind-For-Numbers-Science-Flunked/dp/039916524X/ref=sr_1_1 ''A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra''] by Barbara Oakley. Highly rated book by one of the instructors of the above course, apparently relevant to other subjects as well as mathematics.
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=== World-changing ===
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/6z/purchase_fuzzies_and_utilons_separately/ Purchase Fuzzies and Utilons Separately] - Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jl3/on_saving_the_world/ On Saving the World]
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/l30/on_caring/ On caring] - Nate Soares, a discussion of how to care intensely about big problems in the world, even when the internal feeling of caring is weak.
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=== Building community ===
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* [[The Craft and the Community]], sequence by Eliezer
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/bql/our_phyg_is_not_exclusive_enough/ Our Phyg Is Not Exclusive Enough]
  
 
== A communication sequence ==
 
== A communication sequence ==
 
(Work in progress. Suggestions appreciated.)
 
  
 
Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):
 
Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/375/ask_and_guess/ '''Ask and Guess''']
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/375/ask_and_guess/ '''Ask and Guess''']
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jis/tell_culture/ '''Tell Culture''']
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/jis/tell_culture/ '''Tell Culture''']
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/cu2/the_power_of_reinforcement/ '''The Power of Reinforcement''']
  
 
Emotion, making sense, and anticipating reactions:
 
Emotion, making sense, and anticipating reactions:
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ '''Politics is the Mind-Killer''']  – Avoiding emotional & tribal identity triggers. "Politics is an important domain to which we should individually apply our rationality—but it's a terrible domain in which to learn rationality, or discuss rationality, unless all the discussants are already rational." & "it doesn't matter whether (you think) the [specific political party] really is at fault.  It's just better for the spiritual growth of the community to discuss the issue without invoking [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics color politics]."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gw/politics_is_the_mindkiller/ '''Politics is the Mind-Killer''']  – Avoiding emotional & tribal identity triggers. "Politics is an important domain to which we should individually apply our rationality—but it's a terrible domain in which to learn rationality, or discuss rationality, unless all the discussants are already rational." & "it doesn't matter whether (you think) the [specific political party] really is at fault.  It's just better for the spiritual growth of the community to discuss the issue without invoking [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gt/a_fable_of_science_and_politics color politics]."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ '''Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided'''] – "there is no reason for complex actions with many consequences to exhibit this onesidedness property." "Two primary drivers of policy-one-sidedness are the [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ affect heuristic] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_fallacy just-world fallacy]." Avoid using [[arguments as soldiers]].
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ '''Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided'''] – "there is no reason for complex actions with many consequences to exhibit this onesidedness property." "Two primary drivers of policy-one-sidedness are the [http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/ affect heuristic] and the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just-world_fallacy just-world fallacy]." Avoid using [[arguments as soldiers]].
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gz/policy_debates_should_not_appear_onesided/ '''Policy Debates Should Not Appear One-Sided'''] (discusses [[arguments as soldiers]])
 
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/ '''Philosophical Landmines'''] – "If something you say makes people go off on a spiral of bad philosophy, don't get annoyed with them, just fix what you say. This is just being a communications consequentialist."
 
* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/ '''Philosophical Landmines'''] – "If something you say makes people go off on a spiral of bad philosophy, don't get annoyed with them, just fix what you say. This is just being a communications consequentialist."
 
** Responding to a landmine explosion: It may be best to "abort the conversation." Alternatively, [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/8fc8 a commenter suggests], "stop taking sides and talk about the plus and minuses of each side."
 
** Responding to a landmine explosion: It may be best to "abort the conversation." Alternatively, [http://lesswrong.com/lw/gm9/philosophical_landmines/8fc8 a commenter suggests], "stop taking sides and talk about the plus and minuses of each side."
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3h/why_our_kind_cant_cooperate/ Why Our Kind Can't Cooperate, Eliezer Yudkowsky
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/372/defecting_by_accident_a_flaw_common_to_analytical/ Defecting by Accident - A Flaw Common to Analytical Defecting by Accident - A Flaw Common to Analytical People] - "try to make everything 10% more gracious, and watch how much your effectiveness increases."
 
* (Something more about emotional triggers?)
 
* (Something more about emotional triggers?)
  
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* Dealing with trolls
 
* Dealing with trolls
  
== Dealing with negative emotions ==  
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== Meetups: "Winning at Life" ==
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''This was an experiment that seemed promising, but wasn't continued due to lack of time & energy. Maybe early spring 2016, e.g. September or October, depending on weather for outdoor meetings.''
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These are the collections of articles used for LW/EA meetups in Melbourne 2015.
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Session 1:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3nn/scientific_selfhelp_the_state_of_our_knowledge/ Scientific Self-Help: The State of Our Knowledge] – lukeprog
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/3kv/working_hurts_less_than_procrastinating_we_fear/ Working hurts less than procrastinating, we fear the twinge of starting] – Eliezer
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/fh/willpower_hax_487_execute_by_default/ Willpower Hax #487: Execute by Default] – Eliezer
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Possible lists for future meetups:
  
(Againstness, noticing)
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B:
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/71x/a_crash_course_in_the_neuroscience_of_human/ A Crash Course in the Neuroscience of Human Motivation] – lukeprog (20 pages - enough on its own!)
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* [http://lesswrong.com/lw/1fe/antiakrasia_technique_structured_procrastination/ Anti-Akrasia Technique: Structured Procrastination] – patrissimo

Latest revision as of 16:56, 11 September 2017

Me in brief. I...

  • Run Self-Improvement for Nerds (active on Facebook and events also announced on Meetup)
  • Am a life coach, and my focus is on anti-procrastination, ADHD and gaining focus. This comes out of my own struggles, being diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and (at that point) not having developed good strategies for getting things done. One of the main approaches I use is based on MEVID (the Procrastination Fquation).
  • Help to organise Less Wrong Melbourne.
  • Have worked in sustainability knowledge-sharing.
  • Know about wikis, and help run Appropedia, the sustainability wiki.

Sequences: Being generally awesome

Work in progress. Suggestions appreciated. Boldly edit the page, or leave a message on my talk page.

Productivity/effectiveness

(Under development)

By author (incomplete)

lukeprog:

Nate Soares (So8res):

(+ Look up more of Eliezer's posts on productivity, effectiveness and akrasia.)

Luminosity, a framework by Alicorn:

By topic

Science and self-help:

Mood:


Habits and training:

Goals and strategies:

Practical thinking skills (these posts are likely to be covered in other sequences, but have applications in "winning at life":

Thinking skills relevant to communication:


Akrasia/procrastination:

Posts linked from the Akrasia (to be sorted):

Evolutionary psychology:

Self-talk:

Willpower:

Relationships:

Other (unordered):

Achieving awesomeness by learning better

(To be developed)

Other resources:

World-changing

Building community

A communication sequence

Social aspects of communication (or is that a tautology?):

Emotion, making sense, and anticipating reactions:

Understanding and being understood:

Biases, heuristics and fallacies that affect communication:

Disagreeing:

Online communication (for further exploration):

  • Text-based communication
  • Dealing with trolls

Meetups: "Winning at Life"

This was an experiment that seemed promising, but wasn't continued due to lack of time & energy. Maybe early spring 2016, e.g. September or October, depending on weather for outdoor meetings.

These are the collections of articles used for LW/EA meetups in Melbourne 2015.

Session 1:


Possible lists for future meetups:

B: