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Dave Asprey

What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life

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Game Changers by Dave Asprey is a guidebook to biohacking and optimizing overall performance. It offers practical strategies, such as proper diet, exercise, and sleep habits, for achieving mental and physical excellence.

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    Biohacking enables you to update and adjust your mental and physical operating system.

    Before we dig into the practicalities of biohacking, let’s first answer a more preliminary question – why bother with biohacking in the first place?

    Well, the short answer is that your body and mind’s operating system is outdated. It was built around the needs of our prehistoric ancestors, who evolved in a world much more hostile than ours – a world in which mere survival was their paramount objective. To bring your operating system up-to-date with the modern world and make it more in sync with your less survival-oriented, more higher-order goals, you need to upgrade it.

    To do that, you first need to know what you’re updating. In a nutshell, your brain has certain default settings, and your instinct is to follow them. These settings take control of your nervous system to keep you focused on the three fundamental factors of a species’ survival. We can call them the three Fs – fear, food and, for the sake of politeness, let’s call it “fornication.”

    The three Fs constitute the most crucial aspects of biological survival. Want to avoid starving to death? Eat. Want to avoid going extinct? Reproduce. Want to avoid being killed by threats in your environment? Fight or flight – the two basic behavioral responses to fear.

    It might not seem obvious, but many of our everyday behaviors and desires revolve around the three Fs. We spend much of our time chasing after power, money and physical attractiveness. Why? Largely because they help us secure safety, food and sexual partners.

    Of course, there’s nothing wrong with any of these things in and of themselves. The problems come when these things control us, rather than the other way around. If left to their own devices, our automatic thoughts and behaviors can get us stuck in bad habits, discouraging creative thinking and innovative behaviors. Meanwhile, our powerful urges to seek out safety, food and sex can lead us by the nose, taking us away from our goals.

    The point isn’t to renounce food, sex or safety. It’s to take control of our automatic thoughts and behaviors around them, putting our more rational selves in the driver’s seat. And that’s where biohacking comes into the picture. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of it, let’s address two important foundations for this project – your goals and your priorities, which we’ll look at in the next two blinks.

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    What is Game Changers about?

    Game Changers (2018) condenses the wisdom of 450 highly successful business leaders, scientist, athletes, authors, artists, journalist and other individuals at the top of their fields. It then combines that wisdom with an understanding of human biology and psychology. The result? A wide-ranging and practical guidebook to success.

    Game Changers Review

    Game Changers by Dave Asprey (2019) explores cutting-edge techniques for enhancing mental and physical performance. Here's why this book is definitely worth your time:

    • It offers an abundance of practical strategies that readers can apply to optimize their health, productivity, and overall well-being.
    • Backed by scientific research and personal anecdotes, the book provides a strong foundation of credibility and relevance.
    • The book's fascinating insights into biohacking and unconventional methods for achieving peak performance make it highly engaging and far from boring.

    Who should read Game Changers?

    • Those looking for a more scientific approach to self-help
    • Individuals who want to change their diets, sleep patterns or exercise regimes
    • Whoever wants to escape fear and stress

    About the Author

    Dave Asprey is a tech-industry entrepreneur who founded Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof Nutrition and Bulletproof 360, Inc. He is the New York Times best-selling author of Head Strong and The Bulletproof Diet. He also hosts Bulletproof Radio, a Webby Award-winning podcast.

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    What is the main message of Game Changers?

    The main message of Game Changers is to optimize your health and performance through biohacking techniques and lifestyle changes.

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    Is Game Changers a good book? Is it worth reading?

    Game Changers is a valuable read for anyone interested in improving their health and performance. It offers practical insights and actionable advice.

    Who is the author of Game Changers?

    The author of Game Changers is Dave Asprey.

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