WISDOM IS NOT A PRODUCT OF SCHOOLING BUT OF THE LIFELONG ATTEMPT TO ACQUIRE IT
The evolution continued. Over the years, I became a trusted source of nutrition, supplementation, exercise and coaching advice for friends, colleagues, clients and family. My conversations were enjoyable, but always led to the frustration of realizing how most people are in the dark when it comes to knowing how to take care of their health & performance. And set their own expectations. Too many people are in a reactive mode of ‘wait for the symptoms like pain or disease, then run to the doctor and get a perscription’. This is true of medical procedures as well as the management of pain through physical therapists that many of us rely on due to bad habits. I realized there was a huge knowledge gap and wanted to help be a part of the solution. To me, that solution was insightful content and educational material that empowers folks to dictate their journey a little bit more and be less reliant on the reactive model of health & performance we’re accustomed to.
The High Performance Lab and High Performance Lab Podcast (iTunes) are dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to higher levels of health & performance via pointed content around Nutrition, Movement and Mental & Cognitive Performance that gives us the information we need, without any of the confusion or intimidation that so often accompanies it.
It felt like starting over, because well, it was starting over. But it helped me realize how much there was to learn about and how broken not just he ttraditional education system as a whole is, but how fundamentally flawed the construct of how we learn is. In other words, many of us need to re-learn how to learn. This vertical focuses on ways we can all “learn how to learn” more effectively to make up for lost time. I’ll be exploring different mental models, ways to solve problems, think through things and make decisions more effectively; Reviewing books and sharing key lessons in an effort to think about things differently.
So why the hell did I go that route? Not just to scare people. The majority of this vertical will be focused on learning and unpacking new technological paradigms that most people don’t understand. Including me. But part of that learning will be accepting our responsibility, together, that individuals and organizations can no longer ignore or be blindsided by technology.
“Alright folks, I’m no technologiest, but let me take a stab at describing the problem“
“Sorry, an API? Gary, you’re the techy, why don’t you fill them in on what the heck an API is while I google it..”
I’ll be the first to say I’m far from an expert in tech, science or broad innovation – far from it – there will always be true experts. Much of my perspective comes from working or collaborating with technology partners, startups and design agencies to help large organizations respond to, adapt or integrate innovation. But those statements above were oddly acceptable. Under this vertical, let’s explore the most important new technological paradigms first and foremost to learn, but also to get ahead (if possible) of new, potentially threatening, people-replacing technology.