By Azugbene Solomon
Dave Asprey, founder of the Bulletproof Brand and New York Times bestselling author of multiple books, recently released his newest book, Game Changers: What Leaders, Innovators, and Mavericks Do to Win at Life.
It includes a lot of fascinating and useful ideas.
In this post, I’m going to highlight two you can immediately use.
1. Update your environment to change your personal evolution.
Asprey is known for being one of the world’s top biohackers. In the book, he provides the definition:
“That exactly meets the definition of biohacking: changing the environment around you so you have full control of your own biology.”
This quote reminded me of Marshall Goldsmith, who said:
“If we do not create and control our environment, our environment creates and controls us.”
Put simply, human beings are the product of their environment. Some environments are domesticated whereas others are more “natural.” Every environment has different rules and different possibilities for growth and development.
The environment you select determines to a great extent what you evolve into. That, actually, was the concept of Willpower Doesn’t Work, the book I published in 2018.
Here are some of Asprey’s specific recommendations:
- Get some indoor plants. (Be sure to get organic plants without pesticide on them and control for mold growth in the soil. I use Homebiotic spray, which contains natural soil bacteria that combat indoor fungus.)
- Go for a hike in nature every time you travel.
- Let your kids play in the dirt. Better yet, join them.
- Take a walk in nature once a week. Increase your return by adding community (bring friends!).
- Eliminate antibacterial cleansers and bleach.
- Bring potted plants (including dirt!) into your home to benefit from soil bacteria.
2. Gratitude rewires your brain.
According to Asprey, gratitude is stronger than fear. Here’s specifically what he says in Game Changers:
- Overcoming fear that does not serve you is necessary to access your greatness. Courage works, but it takes a lot of energy to maintain. Save courage for when your life is actually on the line. The rest of the time, use gratitude to turn off fear at the cellular level. Freedom from fear leads to happiness, and happiness is what makes you perform your best at whatever you choose to do.
Throughout the final chapter of the book, Asprey explains with loads of science how gratitude not only rewires your brain but also completely resets your biology. That is biohacking at its finest.
Change your environment to enhance your biology.
Say three things you’re grateful for every night to rewire your brain and reset/upgrade your biology.
This article was first published at Inc