Have you had your mind hijacked by TikTok and wondered how that happened? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who gets most excited about planning your next trip? The driver of your behavior in both cases is a brain chemical called Dopamine, and you need to get familiar with it – right away. Whether you realize it or not, that neurotransmitter rules our world today. But while it has served a critical role in the propagation of our species, dopamine is absolutely terrible for our sense of satisfaction as individuals. Moreover, it’s being used to stimulate and manipulate us in ways that are distracting at best and addictive at worse. Dopamine is the new Nicotine. We need to reset our brains and go on a Dopamine Diet. Use my NOPA Method to get off the Dopa.
Are you near Burnout, or know someone who is?
I’ve looked at the science of what we can do to turn our situation around. It starts with stimulating the release of our body’s natural feel-good chemicals of dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin, and serotonin – and then proceeds to dial up the feelings – of control, hope and progress – that we intuitively understand will be beneficial to our mood.
People usually become contemplative as another year ends and a new one begins. For many, this is the season for reflection, resolutions, and perhaps even reinvention. I’m no exception to this ritual. The following thoughts came to me a few years ago in a feverish...
Hybrid work is a problem to be managed, but it’s also an opportunity to be leveraged. But how do you move from one to the other and do Hybrid right?
One of the lasting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that the nature of what we understand as the "office" has changed. I would argue that we're merely at the end of the beginning, however, in the evolution of the workplace. I see four distinct stages to the...
If Evolution is, as someone once described, progress without planning, then Reinvention is progress *with* planning.
Or, to put it another way,
Reinvention = Evolution, Reinvented.