11 Jun 2020 12:40:19
I've been learning a bit about The Chimp Paradox by Steve Peters the last couple of days, really interesting stuff.
Basically it's a very simple and easy to understand way of seeing how our minds work and why we struggle sometimes plus how to deal with things better and be happier.
Steve Peters apparently worked with Liverpool in the 2013 14 season and with Chris Hoy and Victoria Pemberton in the 2012 Olympic games and from everything I've read about plus seen on YouTube about him seems to be a really nice bloke who has a really good understanding of the mind and has developed a very simple way to share his knowledge with other people.
I thought I'd share what I'd found it with anyone else who might be interested in taking a look, I'm so impressed I'm actually going to invest in the audiobook once I get back to work :-)

{Ed001's Note - I would call it nonsense personally and it certainly didn't help when Liverpool needed it.....}

1.) 11 Jun 2020
11 Jun 2020 13:16:43
Fair comment Ed001 mate I actually did think about how that season ended for Liverpool and think?
But having seen several YouTube videos plus read some very good user reviews on the method from people who had struggled for years before hand I though it was definitely worth sharing.
I was impressed enough to want to buy a copy but then again I bought real 4 unicorns and a genuine dragons tail 3 weeks ago that still haven't arrived so maybe I'm not a good example of where to spend your money :-) but luckily for the less gullible there is plenty of free stuff online too!

{Ed001's Note - it's fine if it works, but it is not a genuine change, it is more hiding behind another prop imo. I read a lot about him when he was brought in at Liverpool, took the time to read the book and was not in the slightest impressed. It just seems like a crutch, rather than a genuine method for improving yourself.}

2.) 11 Jun 2020
11 Jun 2020 13:54:07
That's an extremely fair comment given you've actually read the book yourself mate.
I think it's a bit like giving up smoking or dieting where by what works for some doesn't work for others and because we are all individuals we all relate differently to different methods, we just have to find what works for best for us.
I'm going for the audiobook because I've recently realised I tend to retain verbal information better than written, if I'm mastermind champion 2021 then we will know it's worked for me at least :-)

{Ed001's Note - and there is another reminder we are all different and need different inputs etc - I retain written information more easily than verbal. I fully agree you have to go for what works for you, but that is very rarely going to come from self-help books in the long term. I prefer the way Bruce Lee would look to when he said 'Be water, my friend' and talked about no way as the way. Basically you look into all the methods and then cherry pick just the bits that work for you and put it all together as your own way of doing things.}

3.) 11 Jun 2020
11 Jun 2020 16:11:30
Mate I couldn't agree more with both you and Bruce; there is no absolute right or wrong way to go and with a mix and match approach at some point somewhere we all find our own way,
I read once " enjoy the company of those who seek the truth but be extremely cautious of anyone and everyone who claim to have found the one real truth ".

{Ed001's Note - that is a very good saying. It is a bit like studying history, there is no one true history as we all remember things slightly differently and our memories get altered over time as well. It is not just our memories that change, we do, so what works one day is not necessarily going to work the next one. You have to flow - like water - and adapt to circumstance.}

4.) 11 Jun 2020
11 Jun 2020 16:58:34
Absolutely mate, the clue is in the title His Story which is basically someone somewhere's version of events. All our memory's are a rough sketch of what really happend back in time with a huge dose of our own feelings positive or negative about the event added for good measure.
The most valuable lessons in history are our mistakes so we can save ourselves from repeating them, hopefully!

{Ed001's Note - or so we can make sure that we repeat the most fun ones over and over.....}

5.) 11 Jun 2020
11 Jun 2020 17:32:23
Absolutely right mate, life isn't about keeping everyone else happy for me it's about living life as you want and makes you happy as long as what you do doesn't take away anyone's else right to be happy too.
Be kind as often as possible and when your not able to be kind simply don't be unkind to anyone.

{Ed001's Note - me ma always used to say if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything. I used to be quiet a lot back then!}

6.) 11 Jun 2020
11 Jun 2020 18:23:59
It's funny my Mum always said the same mate, she also told me don't say behind someone's back what you wouldn't be happy to say to thier face!

{Ed001's Note - I have always lived by that rule as well. It got me into a lot of trouble as I always seem to forget the second part of it.}