Brain, Podcast

Biohacking Focus with Peter Joosten

January 12, 2018, Author: Boomer Anderson

I block time in the morning from 8 till 1 o’clock in which I’m really doing deep work. No social media, no email. I sometimes feel I really have to be aware of my emails everyday, all the time, but he makes a compelling case of it’s not that necessary. Clients are not getting mad if you don’t answer their email in 10 minutes but a couple of hours later.

Do you ever wonder why some people get more done in the day? Or why some people seem to be so calm despite having a lot on their plate? Peter Joosten is one of those people.

Peter Joosten owns the successful blog ProjectLeven.nl where he writes weekly on biohacking, technology, and health. He is a speaker, adviser and trendwatcher at various companies and institutions.

Peter runs the popular podcast, the Project Life Show (iTunes top 100). In it, he interviews with different experts about lifestyle, health and technological developments. Peter has been featured on national television in the Netherlands, Dutch newspapers, and magazines such as Men’s Health.

Key Highlights:

  • Diaphragmatic breathing as a base for reducing stress
  • How Peter uses Binaural Beats for focus
  • Tips for not drowning yourself in Social Media
  • What is Deep Work? Why does Peter block off large blocks of time during his day?
  • Tips for not drowning yourself in Social Media
  • Peter and Boomer’s favorite nootropics for increasing focus

The podcast is brought to you by Thryve. If you’ve been following the quantified self space for awhile now, you’re familiar with microbiome testing. As a community, and by community I mean World, we’re becoming increasingly aware of the links between our gut and our overall health. Frankly, this is what brought me to microbiome testing in the first place.

Like so many of you, I grew up in a family full of antibiotics and I traveled and lived abroad extensively. I found my gut after a while to be the equivalent of a desert wasteland.

To optimise my whole biosphere, I began to focus on my gut. In the eternal words of Management Consultant, Peter Drucker, “What gets measured, gets managed.”
I began testing my gut microbiome. There are a lot of options out there but I chose to use Thryve most often.

Why? Well, mainly accuracy is a big thing for me but also the process behind the test. Not only do I get the information about the bacteria in my gut but Thryve includes the scientific research behind each of the findings of the test. This is extremely important to people like me. Based on the tests, Thryve also creates custom probiotics which are delivered refrigerated to your door. I emphasize the word refrigerated part (this is important for the effectiveness of the probiotic).

We’ve had the founder Richard Lin on the podcast so if you wanna learn more I suggest you start with that episode or you can go to thryveinside.com and you can use the code DESuperhuman15 for a 15% discount on your first order.

 

comments (2)

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    Great podcast Boomer! I've heard Joe Rogan talk about his biohacking (I think he is part owner of Onnit) and a couple places have popped up recently in Minneapolis (like cryotherapy, sensory deprivation pods, and salt caves). I haven't tried anything yet but will be this year!After I listened to this episode, I wanted to go back and see what book and product you mentioned in the podcast, specifically Ambronite and the book Deep Work. It'd be awesome to see a short list in the description of things you discussed so listeners can go back and find it quickly.Keep up the good work!

    Blake Hanson

    January 17, 2018 Reply
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      Thanks for listening, Blake. Your comments help make this project better. We'll adjust the format going forward. If you have any questions on your biohacking adventures, let me know!

      Boomer Anderson

      January 18, 2018 Reply

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