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Destroy the doubt and start

TLDR; A quick 7-day intermittent fasting experiment (May 13 – May 19). Join the challenge at our Discord at http://kaizenhour.com/chat

We’ll keep it super simple: you do it, your style, and we just share the experience/results.

Like the Trojan horse, doubt sneaks in every single time just when you’re about to get to it.

How will you know? How can you be certain that it works?! Maybe there is something better just around the corner?

…And soon you find yourself wasting yet another chance on researching tactics and strategies on the Google or the Tube.

The truth is that you can never know. No matter how convincing tactics you find, you can never be certain that it works for you. You are not them and there is no such thing as one size fits all. In reality, there is only one size fits one.

The only thing you can do is to see for yourself. To switch a futile attempt to know into a move to experience the results first hand.

Give the finger to the doubt and crush that procrastination which always lurks behind.

But what does it mean in practice?

It’s simple really. You commit to an experiment and see how it works out for you. Because it just might.

Me and Simo decided to make our move right now. We chose something easy to start with. Something that requires only once decision daily. Is this the time to eat or not?

We decided to make our move by a challenge of intermittent fasting for one week. If you’ve never done it we suggest starting with a simple script. After eating your dinner, you consume only water until lunch next day.

…And repeat the same routine from Monday to Monday. No difficult decision making, no weighing in the food you consume, no fancy dietary restriction. You simply eat or don’t.

Why intermittent fasting?

Here is a little something for you to educate yourself more: https://blog.bulletproof.com/intermittent-fasting-guide/

Need words from a more…scienc-y source? Here: https://chriskresser.com/intermittent-fasting-the-science-behind-the-trend/

It’s good. I promise.

To join our tribe and share your experiences this week, join our Discord-channel now!

With inspiration and energy!

Antti from Kaizenhour.

 

PS. you can find our discord channel at: http://kaizenhour.com/chat

We’re in Discord!

Oh yes we are!

And it’s free for all. Forever.

Here’s a quick link: http://kaizenhour.com/chat

But why?!

To try something new.

To have a community. Some folks are asking how to connect with other Kaizen Hour -subscribers… With us.

And Antti and me are going to host some type of challenges there. Wake up 5am for a week. Go keto for two.

Write a blog post per day for three weeks.

You know.

Simple things. Functional things. Projects and experiments. That’s where the gold is. Outside the ordinary path of your life.

That’s where you’ll find satisfaction. And fun.

Join us: http://kaizenhour.com/chat 

Your Biggest Challenge

Search inside yourself. Are you open to new ideas? Is your openness – curiosity, if you will – boosting you or is the lack of it actually hindering your progress?

There is no wilder system to observe and work with than the human mind.

(Taken from the podcast below…where a Google exec shares some of their insights on using mindfulness to boost productivity.)

Google leverages mindfulness programs to boost productivity and wellbeing at the workplace. And it’s a very data-based company, they’re not making this up.

Can you think of something similar?

Are you open enough to start exploring and developing your mind?

How do we make everyone open enough for this journey? We don’t need to, of course. We want to make just you open enough.

That’s our biggest challenge. That’s one of your biggest challenges. And it certainly should be your goal, if you’re not experimenting with your mind already.

The human mind is not understood well enough for someone to justify with science all that the practical communities know is true. And that’s why we need to listen to experiences from individuals, communities as well as companies that are successfully implementing programs to develop the mind toward some bigger shared goals.

Humans are walking variables.” As an engineer, I find this notion extremely compelling to work with.

You’re a living lab. Start experimenting already.