Overachiever’s Toolkit

Self
Brainwashing

Self brainwashing is one of the most powerful tools in the Overachiever’s Toolkit.  If you want better outputs, take control of your inputs.  Clear out the junk that comes from society and your personal history.  Then replace it with new patterns that actually move your life forward.

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What Is Self Brainwashing?

Self brainwashing is the process of programming one’s own mind with specific intentions.  It is often used for behavior modification, in order to encourage desireable actions and/or reduce undesireable ones.  Done right, it can have profound impact across multiple areas of life.

Why Brainwash Yourself?

Take control of your mind.  To a large degree, your mental space determines the quality of your life.   So brainwash yourself—or the world will do it for you.

I don’t claim to be an expert on anything I write about.

Hell, I hardly claim to be an expert on myself.  😂😂😂

These breakdowns are largely for me.  I use them to record and reference.  Unlike most others on this site though, this goal setting page might actually be useful to the outside observer.

No promises.  You can tell me.

Intentional Programming

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Priming Potential

You can brainwash yourself into having a great day by selecting your morning inputs intentionally, when you’re most impressionable.

Self brainwashing is especially effective in the morning, when you’re more impressionaable.  Plus it sets you up for a great day.

Mood Modification

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Become Elite

If you want to be high perfomer, self brainwashing 

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Societal Malware

The modern world is like an endless assault on our ancient minds.  Find and replace the all bad programming.

Decode the Black Box

Trying to change yourself is a great way to figure out what makes you tick.  Brainwash yourself into self awareness.

Make It Automatic

Eliminate resistance to the habits

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Why So Serious

can be fun… with your affirmations or moticuts when the beat hits

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There’s a lot that goes into rewiring your brain for success.  Here’s a quick look at what the self brainwashing process has been like for me.

Learn with Me

I’m pretty good at this one.

I’ve been setting epic goals for nearly a decade now.

I don’t achieve all of them.  But I certainly accomplish more in life because I have them.  Without consistent goal setting, there’s no way I’d be the man I am now.

I’ve done goal setting exercises of all types.  They are one of the most important tools I use to improve my life.

Over the years, my process has evolved.

Nowadays, I have a solid list of life goals that I revisit periodically.  I break those down into yearly, quarterly, monthly, and weekly goals.  I use a variety of different frameworks and love to try new goal setting methods.

My goals are how I make my life, as seen on This Site.

My Experience

I’m climbing my way toward mastery.

More than anything, I just need a few more years.

I already have a fairly sophisticated system.  I already have a fairly sophisticated system.  But for me, figuring out what I really want takes reps.  

I use my goals to carve out a life purpose.

Points of emphasis respond to change in both me and in the world.  But all the while, they pull me forward.

I create goals then mold my character to the traits that those objectives require.  My goals help me discover the man I need to be so that I can do the things I want to do.

So far, they’ve served me well.  Long may it continue.

  • Importance – 99%
  • Passion – 80%
  • Mastery – 85%

Journey Started: ≈2010

Overachiever's Toolkit

Self brainwashing is a difference maker.  They are an essential pillar of a good life.  Without them, it’s easy to get blown to and fro by the winds of the world.

Where Self Brainwashing Fits in a Good Life

Self brainwashing is one of the secret weapons in the Overachiever’s Toolkit.

That makes it a “Tier 3” concept, on the same level as Morning Routines and Bullet Journaling.

 

It is also closely tied to practices like Journaling.

1. Achievement
2. Overachiever’s Toolkit
‣ 3. Self Brainwashing
4. Moticuts
4. Affirmations
4. Masterminds
4. Meditation
4. Visualization
3. Morning Routines
3. Bullet Journaling

Success Habit Rank

Videos Watched

Mentions on My Site

Books Read

Pulling Threads: A Lion Chasing Rabbits

Pulling Threads: A Lion Chasing Rabbits

What the hell is This Site, exactly? A pointless stream of consciousness? A fanboy's ode to his Heroes? A psycho's Favorite topics? All three? Or maybe, it's just the result of a lion chasing rabbits. You might LOL... but this is how it works: I am destined to be the...

Brainwashing Yourself Into Fulfilling Your Potential

For self brainwashing newbies:

It might sound a little more sinister than it is.

In truth, it is empowering.

You can’t say the same about the brainwashing that comes from society.

If you want to live a great life, you need to limit negative inputs that come from hip hop, social media, reality TV, and the news.  Too often, cultural influences steer us in the wrong direction.  They make it seems as though Achievement is a magical process reserved for the chosen.  Or worse, they convince us that it is downright impossible.

Fortunately, the mainstream has it wrong.

The reality is this:

We know what separates High Performers from everyone else.  It’s things like Self Discipline, Mindset, and Habits.

Luckily, you can cultivate all of these and more.

That’s what self brainwashing is all about.

The concept is fairly simple.

You can modify, tweak, and tune your own operating system.  Delete negative programs and replace them with positive ones.  The power to improve your Character is in your hands.  To a degree, you can even revamp your Personality.

Perhaps most importantly, self brainwashing can help you change your beliefs—especially about yourself and what you are capable of.  This makes brainwashing yourself one of the most potent Personal Growth tools around.

Successful people understand that if they don’t program themselves, the world will do it for them.

You can either take what life gives you or you can take personal responsibility.

This goes beyond achieving great things.

Self brainwashing is also useful for those seeking peace and Happiness.  Very often, Childhood Trauma and other factors shape our Self Identity in negative ways.  Insights from Psychology and Neuroscience can help us revolve these issues.

The science is important.

That’s why there are elements of self brainwashing that overlap with Biohacking.

You can see that in many of the Habits elite performers swear by.

 

 

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 could also just be seeking peace/happiness

 revamping your personality/self identity… can use it to bring in new traits, 

 

 overachiever’s toolkit… my favorite habits

 

  1. discove your why
  2. environment control
  3. morning moticuts
  4. writing habit
  5. find your heroes
  6. setmassive goals
  7. forgive everything
  8. perform consistently

or

 

  1. erase negative beliefs/drop bad inputs
  2. manufacture self belief
  3. adopt elite habits 

 

Makes sense to throw in a little biohacking

 

 morning routine…

 reading the right stuff right when you wake up, meditation, etc.

moticuts

affirmations

goal setting

social groups/masterminds

 

value in writing… teaching yourself how to think according to jbp

 

How to Brainwash Yourself Step-By-Step

01

Discover Your Why

If you don’t want it bad enough, you won’t do what is necessary to achieve it.  Most people lack the motivation to even write their goals down, let alone pursue them.  Ironically, goals are motivating.  When you do it right, they provide a constant source of motivation.

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Environment Control

workspace setup, distraction-free space, getting rid of things you don’t want to consume… whether its food, music, social media apps, etc

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Morning Moticuts

Perhaps this one should come first… very impressionable when you first wake up… start with positive/motivational vibes in your morning routine

04

Start a Writing Habit

Jordan Peterson describes writing as one of the best ways to learn how to think better/improve your thinking… power in hand writing things… write goals, affirmations, morning pages

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Find Your Heroes

inundate yourself with content… videos, posts, books

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Set Massive Goals

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Forgive Everything

release charges/clear the clutter

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Make It Who You Are

Nothing builds a solid self identity like actually seeing yourself getting the work done/succeed… consistency

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Remember: just start.  Realizing you have the power to mold your brain puts you ahead of most people; making it a mission puts you in the top 10%.

My Favorite [This Favorite] Videos

Everything you need to learn about goals is online.

I’m no high performance titan.  I stand on the shoulders of giants.  I simply listen to what my Heroes say and apply it.  Not everything sticks.  But enough does to make a lasting impact.

Data
Dump

 

One of the main purposes of This Site is to catalog my learnings.  I’m not that learned.  But I’m working on becoming moreso.  If you see a “data dump” on this site, you’re looking at unsorted information.  It may be related or completely  unrelated, depending on the topic.

 

The Power of 'I Am Enough"

Tom Bilyeu Keynote on Reaching Your Potential

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My Favorite Self Brain Washing Videos

Everything you need to learn about goals is online.

I’m no high performance titan.  I stand on the shoulders of giants.  I simply listen to what my Heroes say and apply it.  Not everything sticks.  But enough does to make a lasting impact.

Data
Dump

 

When I am trying to teach someone about how to set goals, this is where I start.  The first few videos  are meant to change your paradigms about goal setting.  They all lead up to a nine minute exercise in the last video.  It’s great to do in groups and share.

 

The Power of 'I Am Enough"

Tom Bilyeu Keynote on Reaching Your Potential

The 3 Most important Questions

Goals 101 by Brian Johnson

Setting Goals That Will Actually Make You Happy

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These are some of my favorite short (30 minutes or less) videos about goals.  If you’re new to setting goals, they’ll introduce you to some powerful concepts.  If you’ve been setting goals for awhile, they can help you find a new angle of attack.  Either way, they’re worth a listen.

 

Motivational
Compilations

 

When I am trying to teach someone about how to set goals, this is where I start.  The first few videos  are meant to change your paradigms about goal setting.  They all lead up to a nine minute exercise in the last video.  It’s great to do in groups and share.

 

The 2 Levers That Make Us Who We Are

Vishen Explains "Brules"

Understanding the Culturescape

Means Goals vs. End Goals

Mastin Kipp on Impact Theory

The 3 Most important Questions

Goals 101 by Brian Johnson

Life Goals (Instead of Business Plans)

Goals vs. Vision

Why S.M.A.R.T. Goals Suck

How To Set Goals Effectively by Leo

The 20 Year Life Plan

New Years Goals for Winning Life

Setting Goals That Will Actually Make You Happy

Massive
Goals

 

These are some of my favorite short (30 minutes or less) videos about goals.  If you’re new to setting goals, they’ll introduce you to some powerful concepts.  If you’ve been setting goals for awhile, they can help you find a new angle of attack.  Either way, they’re worth a listen.

 

The Power of
Forgiveness

 

This one’s for the dream chasing junkies like me.  Not everyone is built to watch hour-long videos on goals.  But we the few, well we’ve got sh!t to do.  An hour (or two) weighed against the rest of your life really ain’t much. 🤷‍♂️ Once you’re serious, you might even watch them again.

 

The Year of High Performance

Plan an EXTRAORDINARY 2017

Setting Goals for 2020 by Uncle G

Power of Monthly Goals

How to Plan Your Week as an Entrepreneur

Self Awareness
& Identity

 

The whole point is to map objectives to timelines.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Your personal empire won’t be either.  Still, you must value each day.  Work backwards from your big goals to make sure you progress toward them each each, each week, each month, each year.

 

Character
& Skills

 

This is a special category for the entrepreneurs.  Not everyone needs a business plan.  But for those that do, it’s much more powerful when put in the greater context of your life.  When you sync your business targets with your personal goals, the load just seems to get lighter.

 

How to Write a One Page Business Plan

3 Types of Goals for Business Plans

2020 Strategic Business Planning

How to Write A Business Plan In 2021

Power of Monthly Goals

How to Plan Your Week as an Entrepreneur

Engineering
Belief

 

The whole point is to map objectives to timelines.  Rome wasn’t built in a day.  Your personal empire won’t be either.  Still, you must value each day.  Work backwards from your big goals to make sure you progress toward them each each, each week, each month, each year.

 

How I Brain Wash Myself to Unlock My Potential

If you haven’t noticed, I take this stuff seriously.

You don’t have to do it like me.  But maybe you wanna know.  So I guess I’ll tell you.  You might have picked some of it up by reading through this page or clicking on some of the links.

I’ll spell it all out here.

Breakfast of Champions

My morning routine is all about soul food… usualy don’t eat but make sure to give my dreams sustainence… a lot of what I do is to squeeze out as much Deep Work as possible, but also helps with my mood and general feeling of fulfillment partly because I connect to my meaning

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Goal & Fear Setting

keep the things i’m purpsuing/running from  at the top of my mind…. motivation

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Auditory Exposure

moticuts and other talks/articles/podcasts… marinate my mind in high performance knowledge, neuroscience, and positive psychology… as well as motivating messages… even hippie music

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Allergic to Societal BS/Physical Input Optimization

anti hip hop zone, limit social media, tune out the news cycle when i can… other environmental controls?

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health related info that impacts brain state/mental state

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Interconnected Habits

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Favorite Coaches

Favorite Teachers

Favorite Entrepreneurs

My Self Brainwashing Posts

Becoming Legendary: My 2022 Goals

Becoming Legendary: My 2022 Goals

I'm fairly confident 2022 is going to be the most successful year of my life so far. I'm writing this post to help guarantee that. Obviously, I can't control the future.  But I can set intentions and create a plan of action. That's what Goal Setting is all about. So...

Setting the New 20s Off Right: My 2020 Goals

Setting the New 20s Off Right: My 2020 Goals

New Year's Resolutions get a bad wrap. It's not their fault though. It's yours. The truth is: The beginning of the year is a perfect time for a reset. You have to execute though. Do it right and this year could be the best year you've ever had. No guarantees. Because,...

How to Become a Morning Person [Life-Changing Habit #1]

How to Become a Morning Person [Life-Changing Habit #1]

Becoming a "morning person" has changed my life. Only time will tell, but it could go down as a top five factor to my future success. Learning how to wake up early wasn't easy. Until the second half of 2018, I've been a notoriously late sleeper. It started as a kid: I...

Becoming Legendary: My 2022 Goals

Becoming Legendary: My 2022 Goals

I'm fairly confident 2022 is going to be the most successful year of my life so far. I'm writing this post to help guarantee that. Obviously, I can't control the future.  But I can set intentions and create a plan of action. That's what Goal Setting is all about. So...

Setting the New 20s Off Right: My 2020 Goals

Setting the New 20s Off Right: My 2020 Goals

New Year's Resolutions get a bad wrap. It's not their fault though. It's yours. The truth is: The beginning of the year is a perfect time for a reset. You have to execute though. Do it right and this year could be the best year you've ever had. No guarantees. Because,...

How to Become a Morning Person [Life-Changing Habit #1]

How to Become a Morning Person [Life-Changing Habit #1]

Becoming a "morning person" has changed my life. Only time will tell, but it could go down as a top five factor to my future success. Learning how to wake up early wasn't easy. Until the second half of 2018, I've been a notoriously late sleeper. It started as a kid: I...

Setting Goals for 2019

Setting Goals for 2019

I have mixed feelings about New Year's Resolutions. I don't believe in waiting to make changes. I think it makes more sense to try to grow everyday. Create good new habits.  Erase the negative old ones.  Do it all the time. However, I find that measurement is...

My Top 3 High Performance Coaches

"YouTube University" has brought many a life-optimizer across my path.  These three are my favorite high performance coaches.

Brendon Burchard

operation Director, Elegant Themes

Robin Sharma

Tech Support, Elegant Themes

Tim Ferris

operation Director, Elegant Themes

So, You Think You Want to Climb to the Top?

Nice little subtitle for the win.  Nice little subtitle for the win.  Nice little subtitle for the win.  Nice little subtitle for the win. or the win. 

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