🤯Unknown Unknowns #43 - Let it Flow
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🤯Unknown Unknowns #43 - Let it Flow

Hello from Mammoth Mountain!

I had an amazing experience today.  I'm still processing it, but I think it was my first cognizant flow experience.  I was skiing pretty fast, and while I was aware of the speed it didn't really register.  It was like a background visual.  What I was aware of was my body.  I was hyper-aware of my body movements but they didn't feel connected to the feeling of speed.  I knew what I did would affect my movement but it still felt separated. It was like I was performing in front of a green screen.  Or I was playing a video game. These are terrible analogies, but the best I can come up with.  I'm wondering if this feeling is connected to the Buddhist observer concept?  Would love to hear any of your experiences of the Flow State!


Discoveries:

I've been thinking of ways to find Unknown Unknowns in your life.  Here's three:

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JTBD stands for Jobs To Be Done.  It's a strategy of figuring out what the actual goal is.  For example, you use a drill to create a specific size of hole.  The purpose of a drill is to create that size of hole.  Therefore if you want to improve or replace a drill, you only need to consider the act of creating a hole.  Making the drill shinier or bigger or changing any other attribute won't matter except where it affects making a hole.

Your life consists of JTBD.  By identifying them, you can discover what matters and what's superfluous.

=> Article Here

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This is one of my favorite Feynman videos.  By knowing more about something, you can appreciate it more.  What are you not aware of, that you can learn about?

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The ultimate unknown unknown is luck.  But obviously you can't predict luck.

How can you harness luck?

Daniel Vassallo, who I may have mentioned before, has a Small Bets philosophy.  By taking many small, low downside bets, you can use luck to your advantage.


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Leaving you in peace,

Chris