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#101・

Annual Review How-To, Minimize Covid Exposure, Improve Self-Talk

Hey there,Cody McLain here again from the MindHack Newsletter and Podcast. I’ve been on a bit of hiatus but will be returning to sending out a more regular newsletter that is more personal and informative. We’re all on a journey of growth and one of my goal...

 
#100・

MindHack Digest: All Good Things Must Come To An End.

Hello and Goodbye,Never say of anything, “I have lost it”; but, “I have returned it.” Is your child dead? It is returned. Is your wife dead? She is returned. Is your estate taken away? Well, and is not that likewise returned? “But he who took it away is a b...

 
#99・

MindHack Digest: How to See your Problems more Objectively

Happy Memorial Day!We can familiarize ourselves with the will of nature by calling to mind our common experiences. When a friend breaks a glass, we are quick to say, ‘Oh, bad luck.’ It’s only reasonable, then, that when a glass of your own breaks, you accep...

 
#98・

MindHack Digest: The Stockdale Paradox

Happy Monday!On September 9th, 1965, in the middle of the Vietnam war, admiral Jim Stockdale was flying his Douglas A-4 Skyhawk when it was struck by enemy fire. He was forced to eject.Stockdale ended up becoming the highest-ranking US Military officer held...

 
#97・

MindHack Digest: Stoic Meditation

I’ve had my fair share of panic and anxiety provoking moments in the past decade, possibly made worse with the traumatic childhood I had growing up. With that, I’ve tried lots of solutions to try and reduce this anxiety so I could at least attempt to live a...

 
#96・

MindHack Digest: Vice or Virtue?

Happy Monday!In an ancient Greek parable called The Choice of Hercules, young Hercules was walking down a path when he encountered a crossroad. On the left, the goddess of virtue appears; on the right, the goddess of vice appears.Kaia, the goddess of vice, ...

 
#95・

MindHack Digest: The Burdens of the Past

Happy Monday!The inability or rather unwillingness of the human mind to let go of the past is beautifully illustrated in this story of two Zen Monks, Tanzan and Ekido, who were walking along a country road that had become extremely muddy after heavy rains.A...

 
#94・

MindHack Digest: - Encouraging Tales

Happy Monday🎙New Podcast Episode with Troy Erstling. He is an extremely interesting and well-spoken guest. In this episode we primarily discuss what Flow is and how finding it can improve your productivity.Imagine if you were too afraid to go into the groce...

 
#93・

MindHack Digest: It's Going to be Alright.

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.If you're anything like me, you've been stressed and had a noticeable increase in anxiety over the past few weeks. It's...

 
#92・

MindHack Digest: Dealing with Coronavirus...

In the 1990's United Airlines put out a commercial that portrays their executive team learning that they had lost their biggest customer. Their executive then starts to hand out airline tickets telling everyone to get on a plane to visit their customers. Wh...

 
#91・

MindHack Digest: - The Clock of Life

Happy Monday!We all know about Al Capone. The notorious gangster, mafia who virtually owned Chicago.He was a crime boss who lorded over the windy city dealing with all sort of crimes prostitution to murder to ...you name it...and he escaped the law for many...

 
#90・

MindHack Digest: Brace for Trolls

Happy Monday!Say to yourself in the early morning: I shall meet today inquisitive, ungrateful, violent, treacherous, envious, uncharitable men. All these things have come upon them through ignorance of real good and ill. People do not choose to behave the w...

 
#89・

MindHack Digest: The One-Handed Shooter

Happy Monday!Karoly Takacs was a hungarian pistol shooter in the army. In 1936, since he was a sergeant and not a commissioned officer, Keroly was denied to compete in the 1936 Summer Olympics. But this restriction was lifted afterwords and Karoly prepared ...

 
#88・

MindHack Digest: 6,000 Miles for Love

Happy Valentines!In spite of poverty and social stigmas of his “untouchable” caste, Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia earned a place as a student at the College of Art in New Delhi.He was a street artist and people thought his portraits of Indira Gandhi was so bea...

 
#87・

MindHack Digest: The Laws of Nature

Happy Monday!Been taking a break for the past few weeks, as I closed on the purchase of my first house and pondering on the future of this newsletter as finding a new story each week can be cumbersome. Until then, have a great story for you this week...In 1...

 
#86・

MindHack Digest: - Time to Get Up!

Welcome to the new year!As with any new yearI plan to change how I do the newsletter🎙New Podcast Episode With Matt Clifford. Matt Clifford has helped accelerate the businesses of over 1000 entrepreneurs. He's the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the world'...

 
#85・

MindHack Digest: What is a Hero?

Happy Monday!Desmond Doss was not an average hero. His heroism is not distinguished only by bravery, but by power of will.Desmond was just a youngster when United States entered World War Two. Like many other boys of his age, he was eager to help his countr...

 
#84・

MindHack Digest: Importance of Family

Happy Monday!This past week I was in the Philippines, helping to celebrate the 5th year for my company, SupportNinja. I'd like to share a condensed version from the speech I gave at SupportNinja's Year End Party:For the longest time I doubted myself. I thou...

 
#83・

MindHack Digest: Buddha Walked Into a Town...

Happy December!Once Buddha was walking from one town to another town with a few of his followers. While they were traveling, they happened to pass a lake. They stopped there and Buddha told one of his disciples, “I am thirsty. Please get me some water from ...

 
#82・

MindHack Digest: Have Some Tea

Happy 🦃 week!Mahatma Gandhi, one of the greatest peace activists of the twentieth century, changed the course of India’s history by quite literally feeding his enemy. Gandhi, the story goes, was told that he would be visited by a British official who would ...