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To this point, I might have learned more from Brian Johnson than any other person on the planet. He has created a library of classic and modern teachings on becoming the best you and living your best life.
Who Is Brian Johnson?
Jesse Lee Peterson is a reverend, author, and radio personality. He’s fought on the front lines against the Godless Liberals and other Children of the Lie for decades. That has helped make him one of the most controversial black conservatives in America today.
Some people see Jesse as a “coon” or “Uncle Tom.” I see him as a man trying to do what is right. That’s why he’s so high on my list.
Brian Johnson Bio
Some people see Jesse as a “coon” or “Uncle Tom.”
I see him as a man trying to do what is right.
But I’ll get to that. First, let’s just answer…
Who is Jesse Lee Peterson?
Jesse Lee Peterson is a reverend with a radio show. He’s fought on the front lines against the Godless Liberals and other Children of the Lie for decades. He is one of the most controversial black conservatives in America today.
He’s also going to buy the NY Jets.
Born in Alabama in the time of Jim Crow, Jesse gives a powerful counter to many mainstream narratives. He often pines for the “good ‘ol days” when boys were boys and men were men. ……….. ……………………………………………………………………………………………..
As Seen By Me
Jesse is part teacher, part citizen journalist.
He’d probably reject both of those titles. But I’ve learned a lot from him in a short time. And I enjoy his take on the news. He has a unique, entertaining type of wisdom.
He has helped me see some important truths.
It was over as soon as I heard him talk about forgiveness.
Jesse is one of those heroes like Jordan B. Peterson, that has shown me better ways to live out the principles I believe in.
- Level of Understanding – 95%
- Level of Admiration – 98%
- Level of Modeling – 99%
Found: November 2019
Mentions on My Site
For the time being, this site is mostly just a data dump. Over time, it may become more useful to the outside observer. Who knows?
I don’t claim to be an expert on anyone I write about.
Hell, I hardly claim to be an expert on myself.
These profiles are largely for me. I use them to record and reference. In the future, I may make them more meaningful to the outside observer.
No guarantees. Let’s start small.
Brian is a life hacker extraordinaire. He optimizes across all domains and has powerful life planning strategies.
As an entrepreneur, Brian is devoted to making the world a better place. He is how I first heard of CSR clauses.
This guy casually talks about reading entire books in a morning. To this point, he has cataloged over 500.
To a large degree, watching Brian has inspired the design of this site. I learn and take public notes. His are better.
What Brian Teaches
PNTV: Deep Work
1 Myelin Workout – 2:47
- To develop skill, work out your neurons
- Cultivate myelin (what insulates our brain neurons)
- To perform at a peak level, you need to train your brain
- Building myelin via deliberate practice/deep work in our chosen field
2. Attention Residue – 4:56
- Multi-tasking doesn’t really exist
- When you split your attention, you have what researchers call “attention residue”
- When your attention is split, you perform less well than someone focusing on one thing only
- Strongest reason to create “time blocks,” or invested time intently focused over extended periods of time
3. Routines (xy) – 8:46
- First rule of working deeply: create routines
- Structure your life with routines and rituals to make deep work more likely to occur
- The monastery approach (detaching from the world), bimodal approach (combining monastery approach with normal life), rhythmic approach (“don’t break the chain of creativity”), and journalistic approach (setting deadlines and getting into deep work on demand)
4. #1 = Wildly! – 12:13
- Discover what you’re fired up about; what goal that’s challenging and feasible could you achieve in the next 6-12 months?
- Becoming so excited about your goal that distractions are organically removed
5. Shutdown Complete – 13:15
- We need to create “containers” for our creativity
- Create limits for your workday
- The only way to sustainably produce high-quality work is to train our “rest phase”
- If you go hard, you need to recover
- Quit letting your work leak into every aspect of your life
“The Psychology of Optimal Existence”
1. The Contents of Our Consciousness – 1:39
- How can we determine and choose what we focus on to enter “the flow?”
- It takes practice to make oneself happy/miserable. It’s done by ordering the consciousness to be in control of feelings and thoughts
2. Knowing and Doing – 3:09
- It’s not enough to know how to do it, one must do it
- Theory is rudimentary, practice is advanced. It’s important we do what we know
- What’s the number 1 thing you know you could be doing to live a more extraordinary life and is now a good time to start doing it?
3. Flow – 5:19
- The levels of challenge and skill need to be proportional. Flow is when your skills match the challenges you’re facing
- If skill is greater than challenge, we’re bord. If challenge is greater than skill, we’re overwhelmed. But when they allign, we’re in flow
4. Cultures Building Flow – 8:11
- Every 25 or 30 years, a tribe in India would relocate the entire village. They felt they were meeting their challenges too easily and becoming stagnant. So to keep their edge, they would move to a new area to face new challenges to keep them sharp.
- Consciousness is a skill most people haven’t learned to cultivate
5. Flow in Leisure Time – 9:03
- TV has been correlated to mild depression. Sitting and doing nothing bores us and we’re facing no challenges
1. The Gift (=A) – 1:23
- Too often we see someone performing at a high level and we think they have a “gift”
- But we all have the same gift: Adaptability
- The people who have achieved the most are those who have tapped into our ability to improve through practice
- Get rid of this toxic myth of “innate talent”
2. Practice^n-p-d – 3:10
- Naive practice myth – that you just keep on showing up and you get better. Just putting in the time doesn’t make you better
- Purposeful practice – 1. Having a goal (knowing specifically how you want to improve) 2. Focus (intensely focusing on what you’re doing to trigger the adaptability) 3. Feedback (getting feedback to adjust what’s working/not working) 4. Comfort-zone (never leaving the comfort zone doesn’t trigger adaptability)
- Deliberate practice (the gold standard) – available in established fields with measurable excellence to compare against (most people who aren’t chess grandmasters or professional athletes remain in purposeful practice)
3. Mental Reps – 6:57
- What’s changing in our brains when we utilize deliberate practice?
- The creation of mental representations creates the illusion of extraordinary memory
- Creates new connections that allow for deeper senses of understanding and improved performance
4. 10,000 Rule? – 8:39
- It’s not a rule that you have to do something for 10,000 hours to master it
- If you want to achieve extraordinary performance, you need to put in the deliberate/purposeful practice, not just show up
5. Homo Exercens – 10:45
- The thing that differentiates humans from other species is that we can strive to better ourselves
- Homo Exercens – “The Practicing Man,” the man or woman who’s committed to improving themselves via practice
- Basically, if you want to be at the peak, you have to get there through practice. We all have the “gift” to be able to improve
- If you want to achieve excellent performance, you have to put in the time and practice
PNTV: Black Hole Focus
1. Sheep vs. Strategists – 0:59
- In biology, sheep only respond to what’s in front of them. And many people are like sheep, only responding to the most recent stimuli
- A strategist is stepping back and asking “what’s the vision and what’s the strategy for my future?”
- If all you’re doing is going through your life like a sheep, then you’ll have a tough time living a life of deep purpose
2. Ikigai – 3:03
- Japanese word referring to a reason to get up in the morning
- That purpose gives you energy and vitality
- Linked with some of the most long-lived populations
3. Rats Swim – 4:34
- An interesting study from the ’50s about how long rats could swim before giving up
- Was found that typically, the rats would swim for 15 minutes before giving up and sinking
- Then he tested what would happen if he pulled them out before the 15 minutes for a break and put them back. If given breaks, they could swim for 60 hours (or 240x more endurance). This is potentially attributable to a sense of hope.
- Hope is the belief that your future is going to be better than your present. And having hope in a better future creates energy
4. Greatness x2 – 7:20
- The two steps of greatness are 1. KNOW! that you can achieve greatness (or believing that you can go the distance) and 2. Decide what you’re going to commit yourself to (finding the courage to dive head-first into one thing)
- If you could do anything and you were guaranteed not to fail, what would you go for. It’s less about specifically what you want, but more about finding the courage to do it.
- 99% of people don’t think they’re capable of greatness, so they set lower goals
- There’s more competition for low-hanging fruit
5. Singularity – 11:02
- The physics of your purpose
- A singularity is infinite density and infinitesimal volume combined at the center of a black hole
- When you’re willing to commit that intensity with that singularity focus, everything gets sucked into it
- It takes a ton of energy to do great work and you can’t dissipate it on trivial distractions
PNTV: Your Brain at Work
PNTV: Eat That Frog!
PNTV: The Checklist Manifesto
PNTV: The Miracle Morning
PNTV: Atomic Habits
PNTV: The Daily Stoic
PNTV: Toughness Training for Life
PNTV: The Ultra Mindset
PNTV: So Good They Can't Ignore You
How Brian Johnson Has Impacted Me
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Don’t trust, verify.
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