I was really excited when today’s guest contacted me because he is one of the greatest american pranksters, going so far as to prank Michael Jackson, The Super Bowl, Ashton Kutcher, and President Obama. He was the man behind one of the oldest comedy sites on the internet, Zug.com (since closed down).
Sir John Hargrave even went so far as to legally add “Sir” to his name because the queen of England makes it so difficult to be knighted.
One day, he took out a credit card in Barack Obama’s name and that prank ended with the secret service showing up at his house.
John realized he need to quit drugs and alcohol, and through his struggles with that journey, the process of Mindhacking was born.
Mindhacking involves looking at the mind like a computer and actively doing the work to replace the programs that no longer serve you with new programs that make you happier, more productive, and more aware.
After some important information on pranking, this episode will get into debug the mind, and how to set up new programs by visualization and gamification.
“A good prank turns the tables on figures of authority” -Sir John Hargrave
“There is always a way around the system”-Sir John Hargrave
“In Debugging, we are looking for the problem thought”-Sir John Hargrave
“Through visualization you become more resilient to problems that might occur”-Sir John Hargrave
“Adventure is the ability to have fun without getting killed”-Sir John Hargrave
“You get back what you go teach”-Sir John Hargrave
“Give yourself points for good thoughts and habits”-Sir John Hargrave
“Meditation shows you how distracted you are”-Sir John Hargrave
What you will learn in this episode:
-What makes a good prank
-How to get rid of negative thought loops
-How to gamify mindfulness practice
-What are the 5 whys and how to use them
-How to get more willpower
-How to see what you are thinking
-How to accomplish you most important tasks each day
-How to use visualization effectively
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Thanks Sir John Hargrave!
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