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E78: Reaching Self-Optimization Through Self-Awareness: Justin Dudek
7 days ago
This week’s guest, Justin Dudek, is a behavior hacker who’s part of the quantified self movement. He got involved in behavior hacking a few years ago, and in that time, he has tracked everything from heart rate variability to sleep to bad (and good) habits. In doing this, he has experimented with neurofeedback, Pavlok (electroshock), holotropic breathing, ice pads, and much more. Find Out More About Justin Here: Justin Dudek at BIL ConferenceJustin Dudek on LinkedIn In This Episode: [02:29] - Justin talks about how he got into the quantified self movement. [03:50] - What’s the biggest breakthrough Justin has had from studying his own behavior and biomarkers? [06:13] - In response to Stephan’s question about habits, Justin begins by explaining what he believes a habit is. He then explores some of the bad habits that he has reduced through this work, and some positive habits he’s formed. [10:18] - Justin shares the steps he took toward managing his addiction to sugar. He then digs into the motivations and experiences behind that addiction. [14:38] - We hear more about Justin’s experience using a Pavlok. He has an issue with punishment-based behavior-changing methods. [18:04] - Moving onto the subject of porn, Justin talks about ranking his bad habits by how much time they consume. He then talks about the frequency with which this habit resurfaces, and what it means when it does. [22:16] - Justin talks about a commitment he made for several weeks not to use the word “try.” [27:30] - Stephan brings up a Reddit post called