20 minutes | Mar 27, 2018

Ep 23: Have you tried making things MORE challenging?

00:00 Why the counter-intuitive way of making things harder (or more challenging) makes things more satisfying 02:30 Using exercise examples-- how problem-solving during climbing engages Marina so much that she doesn’t notice how hard she’s working. 06:00 Shanna uses progress as a way to avoid boredom. Talks about rucking as a way of intensely engaging in walking or hiking. 09:00 Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and Flow -- why making your work more challenging gets you into flow 11:30 This is somewhat like play, but you’re also raising the stakes 14:00 Use it as a “Choose-Your-Own-Adventure” -- Even in the challenging straits of business 17:00 Shanna’s current challenge: Pulling out all my system-based knowledge out of her brain to share with a VA.
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