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FLOW #25 - Accomplished My First In-Person Interview at a Robotic Restaurant in Boston
You're listening to the 25th episode of the Humans 2.0 podcast, solo-series, FLOW! Today's episode is on my experience yesterday, interviewing one of the co-founder of Spyce! “We were four really hungry MIT students and water polo teammates tired of spending $10 on take-out lunches and dinners. Our athletic appetites required better nutrition but our student budgets didn’t allow for that kind of expense. While we ate our bland chopped salads and stir-frys, we dreamed of an alternative: a robot that cooked tasty and nutritious meals, served them, and cleaned up after.We were all robotics-obsessed engineers, so we quit yapping and built one in our fraternity basement. Two years and many burns, bruises, and brussel sprouts later, we’re opening our first restaurant and we couldn’t be more excited.”MICHAEL FARID, KALE ROGERS, LUKE SCHLUETER, AND BRADY KNIGHT, “THE SPYCE BOYS”https://www.spyce.com/Please let me know how you like these daily FLOW episodes.Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
Thrive In The Evolving Technological Environment w/ John Zeratsky
LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE 173 BELOW John Zeratsky was a designer in the tech industry who became obsessed with the idea of redesigning time. He is the bestselling author of Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days and Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day.John's writing has been published by The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Harvard Business Review, Wired, Fast Company, and many other publications. John has appeared on stage more than 100 times, including at Harvard University, IDEO, and the Code Conference.For nearly 15 years, John was a designer for technology companies. At GV, he helped develop the design sprint process and worked with close to 200 startups, including Uber, Slack, Flatiron Health, Pocket, Foundation Medicine, One Medical Group, and Nest. He was also GV's in-house copywriter, editor, and content strategist; he created and edited the GV Library, which has attracted million of views since 2012. Previously, John was a designer​ at YouTube and Google, and an early employee at FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007.Originally from Wisconsin, John and his wife Michelle have lived in Chicago and San Francisco. Today they split time between their sailboat "Pineapple" (currently in Panama) and their home in Milwaukee.From the New York Times bestselling authors of Sprint, a simple 4-step system for improving focus, finding greater joy in your work, and getting more out of every day.Nobody ever looked at an empty calendar and said, "The best way to spend this time is by cramming it full of meetings!" or got to work in the morning and thought, Today I'll spend hours on Facebook! Yet that's exactly what we do. Why?In a world where information refreshes endlessly and the workday feels like a race to react to other people's priorities faster, frazzled and distracted has become our default position. But what if the exhaustion of constant busyness wasn't mandatory? What if you could step off the hamster wheel and start taking control of your time and attention? That's what this book is about.As creators of Google Ventures' renowned "design sprint," Jake and John have helped hundreds of teams solve important problems by changing how they work. Building on the success of these sprints and their experience designing ubiquitous tech products from Gmail to YouTube, they spent years experimenting with their own habits and routines, looking for ways to help people optimize their energy, focus, and time. Now they've packaged the most effective tactics into a four-step daily framework that anyone can use to systematically design their days. Make Time is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, it offers a customizable menu of bite-size tips and strategies that can be tailored to individual habits and lifestyles.Make Time isn't about productivity, or checking off more to-dos. Nor does it propose unrealistic solutions like throwing out your smartphone or swearing off social media. Making time isn't about radically overhauling your lifestyle; it's about making small shifts in your environment to liberate yourself from constant busyness and distraction.A must-read for anyone who has ever thought, If only there were more hours in the day..., Make Time will help you stop passively reacting to the demands of the modern world and start intentionally making time for the things that matter.- https://maketimebook.com- https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnzeratskyPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
FLOW #20 - Welcome to the Virtual Reality Metaverse to Improve Human Potential
You're listening to the 20th episode of the Humans 2.0 podcast, solo-series, FLOW! Today's episode is about the current state of virtual reality and where it lies for future human augmentation for self-improvement and development. Please let me know how you like these daily FLOW episodes.- Virtual reality (VR) immerses users in a fully artificial digital environment.- Augmented reality (AR) overlays virtual objects on the real-world environment.- Mixed reality (MR) not just overlays but anchors virtual objects to the real world.The definition of virtual reality comes, naturally, from the definitions of both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could, of course, mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.We know the world through our senses and perception systems.We all learned that we have five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. These are however only our most obvious sense organs. The truth is that humans have many more senses than this, such as a sense of balance for example. These other sensory inputs, plus some special processing of sensory information by our brains ensures that we have a rich flow of information from the environment to our minds.Everything that we know about our reality comes by way of our senses. In other words, our entire experience of reality is simply a combination of sensory information and our brains sense-making mechanisms for that information. It stands to reason then, that if you can present your senses with made-up information, your perception of reality would also change in response to it. You would be presented with a version of reality that isn’t really there, but from your perspective, it would be perceived as real. Something we would refer to as a virtual reality.So, in summary, virtual reality entails presenting our senses with a computer-generated virtual environment that we can explore in some fashion.In technical terms…Answering “what is virtual reality” in technical terms is straight-forward. Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed in this environment and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.How is virtual reality achieved?Although we talk about a few historical early forms of virtual reality elsewhere on the site, today virtual reality is usually implemented using computer technology. There is a range of systems that are used for this purpose, such as headsets, omnidirectional treadmills and special gloves. These are used to actually stimulate our senses together in order to create the illusion of reality.This is more difficult than it sounds, since our senses and brains are evolved to provide us with a finely synchronized and mediated experience. If anything is even a little off we can usually tell. This is where you’ll hear terms such as immersiveness and realism enter the conversation. These issues that divide convincing or enjoyable virtual reality experiences from jarring or unpleasant ones are partly technical and partly conceptual. Virtual reality technology needs to take our physiology into account. For example, the human visual field does not look like a video frame. We have (more or less) 180 degrees of vision and although you are not always consciously aware of your peripheral vision, if it were gone you’d notice. Similarly when what your eyes and the vestibular system in your ears tell you are in conflict it can cause motion sickness. Which is what happens to some people on boats or when they read while in a car.If an implementation of virtual reality manages to get the combination of hardware, software and sensory synchronicity just right it achieves something known as a sense of presence. Where the subject really feels like they are present in that environment.Why have virtual reality?This may seem like a lot of effort, and it is! What makes the development of virtual reality worthwhile? The potential entertainment value is clear. Immersive films and video games are good examples. The entertainment industry is after all a multi-billion dollar one and consumers are always keen on novelty. Virtual reality has many other, more serious, applications as well.Wherever it is too dangerous, expensive or impractical to do something, in reality, virtual reality is the answer. From trainee fighter pilots to medical applications trainee surgeons, virtual reality allows us to take virtual risks in order to gain real-world experience. As the cost of virtual reality goes down and it becomes more mainstream you can expect more serious uses, such as education or productivity applications, to come to the fore. Virtual reality and its cousin augmented reality could substantively change the way we interface with our digital technologies. Continuing the trend of humanizing our technology.There are many different types of virtual reality systems but they all share the same characteristics such as the ability to allow the person to view three-dimensional images. These images appear life-sized to the person.Plus they change as the person moves around their environment which corresponds with the change in their field of vision. The aim is for a seamless join between the person’s head and eye movements and the appropriate response, e.g. change in perception. This ensures that the virtual environment is both realistic and enjoyable.Virtual reality is the creation of a virtual environment presented to our senses in such a way that we experience it as if we were really there. It uses a host of technologies to achieve this goal and is a technically complex feat that has to account for our perception and cognition. It has both entertainment and serious uses. The technology is becoming cheaper and more widespread. We can expect to see many more innovative uses for the technology in the future and perhaps a fundamental way in which we communicate and work thanks to the possibilities of virtual reality.Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
179: Tim Alison | Screw the Naysayers (They Suck Anyway)
Tim Alison is a lifelong entrepreneur, business leader, author and host of the Screw the Naysayers Podcast Show. At age 31 Tim walked away from a six figure income and moved to a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia, Canada. The naysayers laughed when he said he was starting an educational software company. They stopped laughing when sales topped $10 million. His life philosophy is simple- Know the Life You Want and Have the Courage to Live It.LET'S FACE IT, NAYSAYERS SUCK. They tell us our dreams are unattainable, make us feel guilty for wanting more, and leave us questioning what we want in life. Screw the Naysayers, They Suck Anyways!, is a funny, unapologetic call to action book that exposes naysayers for what they are - uninformed dickheads.- https://screwthenaysayers.com/- https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-alison-207a672/Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
Preview: Challenge Yourself w/ James Clear
James Clear Episode Coming Soon! Please stay tuned and subscribe :)James Clear is an author and speaker focused on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Entrepreneur, Time, and on CBS This Morning. His website receives millions of visitors each month and hundreds of thousands subscribe to his popular email newsletter at jamesclear.com.He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and his work is used by teams in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Through his online course, The Habits Academy, Clear has taught more than 10,000 leaders, managers, coaches, and teachers. The Habits Academy is the premier training platform for individuals and organizations that are interested in building better habits in life and work. You can learn more at habitsacademy.comPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
The Tell Me Economy is Dead w/ Keenan
The tell me economy consists of expressions of your worth and capabilities. It’s your resume, your static LinkedIn profile, a referral from a friend, your personal elevator speech, etc. The tell me economy is how we used to promote ourselves. We or someone we know would tell everyone how good we are, how we need to be hired, booked, connected or whatever. Telling was how we promoted ourselves and one another.The telling economy is dying and it’s being replaced by the show me economy.Up until recently, we had to tell people who we were, why we were good and what we knew. It was too cumbersome to show people. There was no WordPress or LinkedIn Pulse or Slideshare, etc.But now, showcasing you and your work is easy and expected.Increasingly hiring managers want to see what you’ve done, they want to see proof of what you know. If you’re in sales and you say you use social selling, they want to see it, it’s not good enough to just tell them.We expect proof today. Anyone can tell you why they’re good, but showing it, that’s a different ball game. We’re less confident in peoples expressions of skills. We want to see it.If you aren’t showing your work, fewer and fewer people are going to care what you say.The tell me economy is dead.Welcome to the SHOW me economy.~ https://www.asalesguy.comPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
185: Chantel Soumis | Dominating Life w/ a Chronic Illness
Chantel Soumis is a communications expert and professional storyteller. As an advocate for the differently-abled community, Chantel spreads awareness, hope, and inspiration to those around the world who fighting for acceptance and fighting to understand the hidden struggles of differently-abled people.Chantel is also a top LinkedIn creator, a social media influencer, and a host of the (Un)Learn Show on the social networking platform. The (Un)Learn Show features those who have broken bad habits. In doing so, the show inspires and motivates others to un-learn certain behaviors or beliefs that no longer serve us.By administering the power of positive thinking, Chantel has overcome severe personal and professional obstacles. In my view, Chantel is most certainly a wise leader who practices what she preaches. Yet, her message is always delivered with love, kindness and generosity.Chantel spends a substantial portion of her time coaching others to accept and believe in themselves, and to treat one another with dignity and value, recognizing we are all brothers and sisters. You’ll be inspired by Chantel’s courage, captured by her humble, soft nature, and empowered by her story.Through her storytelling, we are all invited to fully accept what we may perceive as our own, personal weaknesses, to embrace challenges as opportunities, and to convert them into strengths. Likewise, we are encouraged to see and value the diversity of our brothers and sisters in life. Imagine the culture-shifts that would occur in our world, our country, our workplaces, and our homes if we did so….Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
#79 - Art Barter | Learning Servant Leadership to Transform Organizations & People from the Inside Out
Art Barter is the Founder and CEO, Servant Leadership Institute and Owner and CEO, Datron World Communications, Inc. Art and I talk about the power of serving your team. Using his passion for servant leadership, Art Barter was able to demonstrate the power of this leadership technique, not by lecturing or writing about it, but by doing it first.After purchasing Datron World Communications in 2004, he began to dismantle the company's traditional power-led management style and replaced it with the servant leadership model. After years of hard work, not only were the employees of Datron happier, they were more efficient. As a result, Datron grew from a $10 million company to a $200 million company in just 6 years.In order to spread his passion for servant leadership, Art founded the Servant Leadership Institute in 2010. Since its inception, the Institute has developed a powerful curriculum with over 45 hours of training, more than half a dozen books and booklets, as well as webinars, podcasts and articles all geared toward empowering others to become effective servant leaders.“How you get the results is more important than the results themselves.”From the individual contributor all the way up to the CEO, every person deserves to unlock his or her full potential. Through his leadership of Datron World Communications and the success stories of other businesses that have risen to the challenge of servant leadership through his influence, Art Barter has shown that servant leadership can take an ordinary company and make it extraordinary.Art's passion for servant leadership has earned him a spot in the top 30 leaders named to the John C. Maxwell Leadership Awards in 2015, as well as a Trust Top Thought Leader for both 2017and 2018 by the Trust Across America organization.- https://www.servantleadershipinstitute.com/founder-art-barter- https://www.linkedin.com/in/art-barter-9b63791a/Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
FLOW #12 - FOOD | Most Abused Drug and The Key Element That Controls Your Energy
You're listening to the 12th episode of the Humans 2.0 podcast, solo-series, FLOW! Today's episode is about one of the most simple yet confusing commodity in today's world, FOOD! THIS IS THE DIET THAT I FOLLOW! 10 Guidelines for the Bulletproof Diet1. Eliminate sugar AND alcohol. Sugar comes in many hidden forms, including fruit juice, sports drinks — even sauces and salad dressings. Even naturally-derived sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, and agave can mess with your blood sugar and make you fat.2. Replace sugar with the right fats. Replacing sweeteners with healthy fats like grass-fed butter, ghee, Brain Octane Oil, XCT Oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil reduces cravings and gives you more energy. Avoid bad fats like corn, soy, and canola oil and unstable polyunsaturated fats like walnut, flax, and peanut oil.3. Switch to grass-fed meat and wild caught seafood. The quality of your food matters. Choose pastured, grass-fed meat like beef, lamb, and bison. Pastured eggs, pork, chicken, turkey, and duck also make good clean sources of protein. Eat significant amounts of fish and other seafood, but make sure your fish is wild — never farmed!4. Remove grains and gluten. Wheat is a particularly important grain to avoid because of the many negative effects of gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. But this category also includes corn, oats, barley, and other cereal grains.5. Eliminate all synthetic additives, colorings, and flavorings. This includes aspartame, MSG, dyes, and artificial flavorings.6. Eliminate legumes such as peanuts, beans, and lentils. If you must have beans, soak, sprout (or ferment), and cook them yourself.7. Remove all processed, homogenized, and pasteurized dairy. Most dairy products contain casein and lactose, two compounds that cause inflammation and digestive distress in many people. Grass-fed butter has much lower levels of casein and lactose because of the churning process, which removes the buttermilk from the butterfat. Most people feel a lot better removing milk, cheese, and other dairy products entirely, but if you want to keep some dairy products, opt for full-fat, raw dairy from grass-fed cows.8. Switch to organic fruits and vegetables. This is more important for some plants than others. You can find a full updated list from the Environmental Working Group.9. Cook your food gently, if at all. Smoking, frying, and grilling can damage the proteins in your meat and produce carcinogens that adhere to the surface. Best to cook your food slow and low, at or under about 320°F. Do not use microwaves or fry your food.10. Limit fruit consumption to 1–2 servings per day. Fruits are not vegetables. Favor low fructose-containing fruits like berries and lemons over higher sugar fruits like watermelon and apples.Vegetables (6–11 Servings a Day!)Bok ChoyBrussel SproutsFennelCeleryAsparagusBroccoliCauliflowerAvocadoCucumberCilantroKaleCollardsSpinachCabbageRadishesZucchiniLettuceSummer/Winter/Butternut SquashArtichokesGreen BeansCarrotsLeeksGreen OnionParsleyOnionShallotsEggplantPeppersTomatoesPeasNuts & Legumes (2–3 Servings)CoconutOlivesAlmondsCashewsHazelnutsMacadamiaPecansWalnutsChestnutsDairy (2–3 Servings)Organic Grass Fed Butter or GheeOrganic Grass Fed CreamOrganic Grass Fed Full Fat Raw Milk or YogurtProtein (4–6 Servings)Grass Fed BeefGrass Fed LambPastured EggsLow-mercury Wild Fish (Anchovies, Haddock, Petrale Sole, Sardines, Sockeye Salmon, Summer Flounder, Trout)Wild Caught SeafoodPastured PorkPastured Duck and GooseStarch Sweet PotatoYamPumpkinButternut SquashWhite RiceTaroCassavaPlantainFruit BlackberriesCranberriesRaspberryStrawberryBlueberriesPineappleTangerineGrapefruitPomegranatePlease let me know how you like these daily FLOW episodes.Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
#78 - Viktor Mayer-Schönberger | Reinventing the Capitalist Economy in the Age of Big Data and Digital Disruption
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is the Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the University of Oxford. His research focuses on the role of information in a networked economy.Earlier he spent ten years on the faculty of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. Professor Mayer-Schönberger has published seven books, as well as over a hundred articles (including in Science) and book chapters. In modern history, the story of capitalism has been a story of firms and financiers. That's all going to change thanks to the Big Data revolution. Data is replacing money as the driver of market behavior. Big finance and big companies will be replaced by small groups and individual actors who make markets instead of making things: think Uber instead of Ford, or Airbnb instead of Hyatt.This is the dawn of the era of data capitalism. Will it be an age of prosperity or of calamity? This book provides the indispensable roadmap for securing a better future.His most recent book is the best-selling "Big Data" (co-authored with Kenneth Cukier). Before that he wrote the awards-winning 'Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age' (Princeton University Press 2009). Ideas proposed in the book have now become official policy, e.g. of the European Union.A native Austrian, Professor Mayer-Schönberger founded Ikarus Software in 1986, a company focusing on data security, and developed Virus Utilities, which became the best-selling Austrian software product. He was voted Top-5 Software Entrepreneur in Austria in 1991 and Person-of-the-Year for the State of Salzburg in 2000.- https://twitter.com/Viktor_MS- https://www.linkedin.com/in/viktormayerschoenberger/- https://www.amazon.com/Reinventing-Capitalism-Age-Big-Data/dp/046509368XPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
FLOW #9 - 8 Natural & Effective Ways I  Fight Anxiety Without Drugs or Side-Effects
You're listening to the 9th episode of the Humans 2.0 podcast, solo-series, FLOW! Life can get messy at times and as humans, we need to release stress to be calmer sometimes. Don't let your anxiety get to its last blow where you start having panic attacks and other bad events. "Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me."1. Sleep 8 hours2. meditation3. Journaling4. Exercise5. Cold Shower6. 6 Breath Exercise7. Don’t Eat Chemicals8. Consistently Learn and Immerse MyselfSeveral studies show that there is a connection between the diet choices and psychology, physiology and behavior. Dietary choices impact a person from the moment he or she is born, to adult life. Consuming too many or too little calories can increase anxiety symptoms and other psychological or emotional disorders. (6) Also, poor diet can lead to many anxiety symptoms, including moodiness, fatigue and abnormal blood sugar levels that cause nervousness and the jitters. A poor diet can also lead to weight gain. And this can impact your body image and bring on feelings of worthlessness and self-doubt.Deep breathing is one of the simplest, most effective ways to calm yourself down in the midst of an anxiety-induced freakout. It stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, which calms the fight or flight response and helps neutralize stress and anxiety.Albertson suggests trying a simple 4-7-8 breathing technique: Exhale completely, inhale through your nose for a count of 4 seconds, hold it in for a count of 7 seconds, and exhale through your mouth for 8 seconds. Repeat about five times, or as needed.To maintain normal blood sugar levels and improve your anxiety symptoms, stay away from refined foods, including baked goods (like pastries and cookies), sweetened beverages, fast foods, fried foods, processed meat and refined grains (which can be found in cereals and packaged breads).A 2013 randomized controlled trial published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that mindfulness meditation had a beneficial effect on anxiety symptoms and improved stress reactivity and coping mechanisms when faced with a stress challenge. (24) If you’re new to this, try guided meditation as one of your natural remedies for anxiety, which is available on YouTube and podcasts. It will help to reduce your cortisol levels, improve your sleep quality, boost your productivity at home and at work, and treat your anxiety.Regular physical activity helps to improve sleep quality, reduce inflammation, boost confidence, improve energy levels and ease stress and tension. People with anxiety can benefit from exercises like yoga and tai chi because they promote relaxation and involve deep breathing techniques that help to reduce stress and muscle tension.Researchers at the University of Berkeley found that a lack of sleep can amplify anticipatory anxiety by stimulating regions in the brain that are associated with emotional processing. This means sleep deprivation can contribute to common anxiety symptoms. These symptoms include excessive worrying, and by restoring proper sleep patterns, people with anxiety can reduce feelings of fear, worry and tension. (23) Aim to get 7–9 hours of sleep every night in order to reduce stress, balance your hormones, prevent moodiness and reduce fatigue. You can also diffuse lavender or Roman chamomile essential oil in your bedroom to help induce relaxation.Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
241: Garrain Jones | Change Your Life In 54 Minutes
Garrain Jones dealt with homelessness for 2 ½ years, living out of his car and feeling like he was drowning in misery, as well as being sent to prison for 2 ½ years. Yet, going through both of those difficulties, and more, he found a way to turn his life around. Garrain’s story is a perfect example of how you can go through so many difficult things in life, but that it doesn’t mean you’ll never find success.In a place of difficulty, Garrain developed the strength to rescue himself. Health and fitness play such a big role in his life because he grew up thinking success was in material things. It wasn’t until he got healthy that he started to feel different. Once he started to feel different he then started to think, speak, and act differently. His actions changed based on how he was feeling. “You can only reach a certain level of happiness when you’re not healthy. There’s no way you can be happy if your heart isn’t healthy!”6 ½ years after being homeless, Garrain is now a serial entrepreneur who motivates and inspires thousands. The knowledge he gained while being shaped and molded sent him down the pathway to become a Transformation Coach. He is an advocate for living a healthy life, business coach, speaker, and author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Change Your Mindset Change Your Life.”- https://garrainjones.comPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
What Happens With Purposeless Money & Meaning w/ JV Crum III
LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE WITH JV DOWN BELOWNamed by Inc Magazine as one of the Top 13 Business Shows, JV Crum III hosts the Conscious Millionaire Podcast and Radio Network; with over 1,800 episodes and heard in 190 countries. He is a #1 best-selling author, speaker, and serial-entrepreneur who made his First Million at age 25. JV is a High-Performer Coach to entrepreneurs and business coaches who want to scale to their First Million or double their 7-Figure business. Conscious Millionaire provides Accelerator Masterminds to help entrepreneurs accelerate in just 30 days. Help me welcome JV Crum III.Conscious Millionaire is about choosing your destiny and becoming empowered to create it. In this book, you will find an amazing new approach to business. Whether you are an entrepreneur, business owner, manager, leader, or someone seeking to start your first company, Conscious Millionaire will unleash your passion to consciously grow a successful business while helping yourself, others, and your community. Learn how to:- Attain the level of financial success you have always desired. - Create your wealth honestly while making a difference that matters.- Find the time, freedom, and resources necessary to get the most out of life.- https://consciousmillionaire.comPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
228: Michael Lane | The Billion Dollar Business Of Running Events
Michael Lane is a successful Entrepreneur having started and run 9 business's (1 business successfully listed on the Australian Stock Exchange). With over $1 billion in sales through his businesses, Michael is considered an Expert in the touring space having run more than 1200 events in the last 15 years. Michael is passionate about the entrepreneur scene and is one of only a few who specializes in educating Entrepreneurs. Outside of the business arena, Michael is a loving husband, a proud father and a keen golfer. As well as other companies in Live entertainment, Touring such artists as: Nelly, B.O.B, Lupe Fiasco, Ashanti, Tyga, Ja Rule, Eve, Chingy, Bow Wow, Clinton Sparks, Omarion, Sean Kingston and many others.Michael is also the CEO of world renowned Performance Artist 'Matteo Charles'. Website: www.matteocharles.com Recruitment industry, Michael is chairman of Top Talent Pty Ltd. Our business guarantees it will recruit your business Top Talent or its Free. Does your business have Top Talent? Website: www.toptalent.com.auMichael's primary business Success Resources is the world's largest Education Seminar company. This year SR will Successfully running 500+ entrepreneurial events in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Africa, USA, Europe and the UK with an annual turn over of $120m+. With over 250 staff in 10 offices SR will empower 350,000+ entrepreneurs this year and has served 10 million+ clients over its 20yr history. Michael is an exceptional leader. Building and maintaining trusted commercial relationships with many local and international celebrities, speakers and businesses including Donald Trump, Tony Robbins, Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad Poor Dad, Mark Bouris of Yellow Brick Road, Sir Richard Branson and many more.His unique Entrepreneurial style, Michael has been successful in building teams, creating strong systems and achieving unprecedented results not only in Australia but globally. Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
Build Mindset By Upgrading Your Psychology First w/ Dr. Nicole LePera
Dr. Nicole LePera is a Holistic Psychologist who believes that mental wellness is for everyone. She evolved her more traditional training from Cornell University and The New School to one that acknowledges the connection between the mind and body.Dr. LePera views mental and physical struggles from a whole person perspective and works to identify the underlying physical and emotional causes. She understands that balance in an integral part of wellness and empowers individuals to heal themselves, supporting them on their wellness journeys.Dr. LePera founded the Mindful Healing Center in Center City Philadelphia where she works with individuals, couples, and families taking gut health, sleep, movement, cellular health, belief, and mindfulness into treatment.Holistic Psychology is a relatively new school of psychological thought that views the person as a whole and indivisible entity, where it is impossible to treat the mind and behavior, without taking the client's physical health, lifestyle, environment, relationships, etc. into consideration and dealing appropriately with all of these facets. This school of therapy differs from more traditional therapy methods in that it concentrates on the client's relationships and interactions with their environment and how they express these relationships through their feeling, thinking and being. This style of therapy attempts to explore and transform consciousness, rather than merely changing thought patterns or behaviors.Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
How Diet Impacts Every Moment Of Life w/ JJ Virgin
LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE 217 WITH JJ BELOW Celebrity nutrition expert, Fitness Hall of Famer and NYT Bestselling author, JJ Virgin comes on the Humans 2.0 podcast. JJ is a prominent TV and media personality, whose previous features include co-host of TLC'sFreaky Eaters, health expert for Dr. Phil, and appearances on PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray,Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She also speaks regularly and has shared the stagewith notables including TD Jakes, Tony Robbins, and Brendon Burchard. JJ is the author of fourNY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet,and JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.Her latest book, Warrior Mom, shows moms how to be strong, positive leaders for their families, while exploring the inspirational lessons JJ learned as she fought for her own son's life. JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast, with over 3.5 million downloads and counting. She also regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, Mind Body Green, and other major blogs and magazines.- www.jjvirgin.comPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
Secret to Becoming More Creative in Your Everyday Life w/ Allen Gannett
Big data entrepreneur Allen Gannett overturns the mythology around creative genius, and reveals the science and secrets behind achieving breakout commercial success in any field. We have been spoon-fed the notion that creativity is the province of genius -- of those favored, brilliant few whose moments of insight arrive in unpredictable flashes of divine inspiration. And if we are not a genius, we might as well pack it in and give up. Either we have that gift, or we don’t. But Allen shows that simply isn’t true. Recent research has shown that there is a predictable science behind achieving commercial success in any creative endeavor, from writing a popular novel to starting up a successful company to creating an effective marketing campaign. As the world’s most creative people have discovered, we are enticed by the novel and the familiar. By understanding the mechanics of what Gannett calls “the creative curve” – the point of optimal tension between the novel and the familiar – everyone can better engineer mainstream success. In a thoroughly entertaining book that describes the stories and insights of everyone from the Broadway team behind Dear Evan Hansen, to the founder of Reddit, from the Chief Content Officer of Netflix to Michelin star chefs, Gannett reveals the four laws of creative success and identifies the common patterns behind their achievement.Allen Gannett is the founder and CEO of TrackMaven, a marketing analytics service whose clients have included Microsoft, Marriott, Saks Fifth Avenue, Home Depot, Aetna, Honda, and GE. He has been on the “30 Under 30” lists for both Inc. and Forbes. He is a contributor for FastCompany.com and has an upcoming book The Creative Curve, on the disciplined pursuit of creativity, coming out in June 2018 from Currency, a division of Penguin Random House. He was also once a very pitiful runner-up on Wheel of Fortune.- https://amzn.to/2JtWdK2- https://www.linkedin.com/in/allengannett/- https://twitter.com/AllenPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
171: Garrain Jones | Change Your Mindset, Change Your Life
Garrain dealt with homelessness for 2 ½ years, living out of his car and feeling like he was drowning in misery, as well as being sent to prison for 2 ½ years. Yet, going through both of those difficulties, and more, he found a way to turn his life around. Garrain’s story is a perfect example of how you can go through so many difficult things in life, but that it doesn’t mean you’ll never find success.In a place of difficulty, Garrain developed the strength to rescue himself. Health and fitness play such a big role in his life because he grew up thinking success was in material things. It wasn’t until he got healthy that he started to feel different. Once he started to feel different he then started to think, speak, and act differently. His actions changed based on how he was feeling. “You can only reach a certain level of happiness when you’re not healthy. There’s no way you can be happy if your heart isn’t healthy!”6 ½ years after being homeless, Garrain is now a serial entrepreneur who motivates and inspires thousands. The knowledge he gained while being shaped and molded sent him down the pathway to become a Transformation Coach. He is an advocate for living a healthy life, business coach, speaker, and author of the soon-to-be-released book, “Change Your Mindset Change Your Life.”https://garrainjones.comPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
FLOW #7 - What's Actually Stopping You From Living the Life You Want (It's Not Talent, Money, Opportunity, Luck, Education, or Environment)
You're listening to the 7th episode of the Humans 2.0 podcast, solo-series, FLOW! Over the past couple of years, I've been learning about this dynamic because I don't have it. Throughout middle and high school I failed on a regular basis so that when it came to business and life I didn't care if I failed or not. Me trying to do things without the fear of what other people think is the #1 reason why I succeed in life. Fear of failure of social pressure is the biggest factor stopping you from doing anything. We have a school system that teaches kids to value A's and B's, not failing. I've started so many businesses and ventures that failed I don't care what anyone else thinks. If a stranger or my mom tells me I'm a loser and I should stop it just gives me more motivation.10 Signs You Might Have a Fear of FailureThe following are not official diagnostics—but if you feel that these criteria are very characteristic of you (very being an important distinguishing marker, since as we all feel these things to some extent), you might want to examine the issue further, either by doing more reading about it or talking to a mental health professional.1. Failing makes you worry about what other people think about you.2. Failing makes you worry about your ability to pursue the future you desire.3. Failing makes you worry that people will lose interest in you.4. Failing makes you worry about how smart or capable you are.5. Failing makes you worry about disappointing people whose opinion you value.6. You tend to tell people beforehand that you don’t expect to succeed in order to lower their expectations.7. Once you fail at something, you have trouble imagining what you could have done differently to succeed.8. You often get last-minute headaches, stomach aches, or other physical symptoms that prevent you from completing your preparation.9. You often get distracted by tasks that prevent you from completing your preparation which, in hindsight, were not as urgent as they seemed at the time.10. You tend to procrastinate and "run out of time" to complete you preparation adequately. The key is to own the fear, step into it and focus on the aspects that you can control!Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
174: Tim Salau | Build A Power Network From Nothing
Tim's life purpose is to strengthen the bonds people share through empathic and compassionate action. He is a community-obsessed, purpose-driven leader, and product manager with expertise leading brand direction and championing product thinking through technology, design, and community building.Nigerian-born and Texas raised, Tim is a first-generation Texas Tech University and UT Austin alum with a bachelors in Psychology and Masters in Information Studies. He's the founder of Mentors & Mentees, a platform helping students and professionals achieve career fulfillment, a career coach enabling students and professionals to execute on their career and life goals, and currently works with Microsoft as an AI Product Manager building the next generation of B2B SAAS enterprise technology.As a community-obsessed and purpose-driven leader, Tim's approach revolves around needs. He adheres to an iterative process and focuses on cultivating a shared perspective across business teams to deliver for customers.In the past, Tim has held design and product roles at the best agency in Austin: GSD&M, one of the best companies in the world: Google, and the best national lab in the nation: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. In each role, Tim applied UX methods to design internal products from scratch and explore new product concepts that improved business processes or had go-to-market potential.He believes that businesses and community organizations can architect solutions ingrained with deep intent and compassion by ruthlessly focusing on their customers and the communities they serve in.He is dedicated to strengthening communities by fusing digital literacy, collectivist thinking, and career mentorship to create economic opportunity and sustainable resources for underserved and marginalized people in Seattle and beyond.- https://www.linkedin.com/in/timsalau/- https://www.facebook.com/thetimsalau/Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
#53 - David Meltzer | Shift Your Paradigm of Value with Perspective, Gratitude, and Detachment
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Prior to S1M, he was CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Dave is an award-winning humanitarian, an international public speaker, best-selling author, and is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo, SB Nation and Variety. Forbes “Top 10 Keynote Speaker“, award-winning humanitarian, and two-time national best-selling author, with 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the legal, technology, sports, and entertainment fields. With expertise across many industry verticals, he is uniquely positioned as a world-renowned thought leader, business strategist and leading humanitarian.Dave has created a platform that allows him to communicate with everyone from college students to c-suite executives by using his principles for business and life: gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication. Utilizing these four principles every day allows Dave to live by his mission, “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.”Dave is a best-selling author and launched his first book Connected To Goodness in 2014, which quickly gained national exposure for his codified principles to success using business and spirituality.Humans 2.0 Podcast Show Notes:[1:45] How do you spend your time here on Planet Earth?[2:25] Why do you get up in the morning and do what you do?[4:05] Biggest factors of success for young entrepreneurs offensively and defensively in a market, [6:15] Dave Meltzer’s Quantum Shift before Losing Everything[7:30] Biggest Advice to Entrepreneurs from Day-to-Day Basis[9:05] Universal Truths that have changed your Life Forever (Be kind to your future self, Zero Effect)[12:15] One Wish that would be guaranteed to come true in 5 years.[14:00] Dave Meltzer’s Wonderful Meditation Practice and Energy[19:55] What are you willing to do for others?If you would like more information on Dave please check out the following links below:Dave Meltzer - http://www.davemeltzer.com/The Playbook Podcast - https://apple.co/2FSk19uHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
Legendary Advice from Legends w/ Naveen Jain, Seth Godin and David Meltzer
Listen to some legendary advice about life overall from three legends: Naveen Jain, Seth Godin and David Meltzer.Naveen Jain is a Billionaire and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. A man who knows no limits, Naveen pushes big dreams into action, spurring massive cultural and technological change. His audacious vision and magnetic personality continually inspires others to follow what feels impossible.The founder of Viome, Moon Express, World Innovation Institute, iNome, TalentWise, Intelius, and Infospace, Naveen sees beyond the current business and technological landscape, creating companies that make a true impact.Seth Godin is the author of nineteen international bestsellers and demi-god of the internet that have been translated into over 35 languages, and have changed the way people think about marketing and work. For a long time, Unleashing the Ideavirus was the most popular ebook ever published, and Purple Cow is the bestselling marketing book of the decade.He's a recent inductee to the Marketing Hall of Fame, and also a member of the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame and (go figure), the Guerrilla Marketing Hall of Fame.Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, one of the world’s leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Prior to S1M, he was CEO of the world’s first smartphone, the PC-E Phone, and later became CEO of the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports and Entertainment. Dave is an award-winning humanitarian, an international public speaker, best-selling author, and is profiled by national publications such as Forbes, ESPN, Bloomberg, CNBC, Yahoo, SB Nation and Variety. Forbes “Top 10 Keynote Speaker“, award-winning humanitarian, and two-time national best-selling author, with 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the legal, technology, sports, and entertainment fields. With expertise across many industry verticals, he is uniquely positioned as a world-renowned thought leader, business strategist and leading humanitarian.Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on LinkedIn, Instagram, or via email mark@vudream.comLinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/Twitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/Humans.2.0.PodcastMark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/Humans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2Podcast
FLOW #3 - The One Quality All Successful People Have In Common (Not Motivation)
Welcome to Episode 3 of the Humans 2.0 Podcast mini-series.....FLOW! Today I talk to you about the 1 trait I've distilled from all of the successful people on the Humans 2.0 podcast.FLOW, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.It seems every day you log online you see dozens and dozens of motivational and self-help articles and books. I read these all the time and to be honest....a lot of them are just plain wrong. Self-development is a tricky subject because we are all different. Which is why this one trick/hack/tip is so useful, it applies to all of us listening. Please do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
#58 - Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste | Evolving the Human Connection with Technology in the Digital Era
Dr. Heidi Forbes Öste is a behavioral scientist with a passion for wellbeing and technology.Combining a career in social strategy (advising organizations and leadership on the use of technology to connect for knowledge sharing and relationship building), her doctoral research into the human behavior behind the interactions and her personal passion for well-being, Dr. Forbes Öste's work has evolved to provide solutions for thriving in the digital era.Thriving in the digital era requires innovative solutions to bringing your best self to life and work. Dr. Forbes Öste's BE-ing@Work research explores triggers to presenteeism, showing up physically but absent in presence-of-mind, and potential tech-based solutions. In the Digital Era, using technology is required to manage relationships with teams and clients. Understanding how we interact with tech, and finding the best solutions as our needs, interests and businesses evolve is critical for success and wellbeing. We aim to achieve a state of sociomateriality, a fluid interaction between the digital and self, from which our best comes forward. BE-ing@Work explores the potential for wellbeing apps and devices to counter the effects of presenteeism and achieve sociomateriality. 2BalanceU aims to improve the contemporary workplace, where presence is possible, valued and augmented by innovation, knowledge and respect for the individual as part of the whole. The BE-ing@Work research explores both root causes (ie. chronic illness, lifestyle, workplace culture, physical work setting, technology use) and solutions (ie. well-being programs, incentive, measurement and technology). Dr. Forbes Öste's work is based on the premise of respect for the human capacity to thrive when provided the tools to achieve greater understanding of both body and mind.If you would like more information on Heidi please check out the following links below:Website - http://www.2balanceu.com/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/forbesoste/Twitter - https://twitter.com/forbesosteEvolving Digital Self Podcast - https://apple.co/2uHzSCAHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
FLOW #2 - Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Technology Will Upgrade Human Consciousness
Welcome to episode 2 of the Humans 2.0 Podcast mini-series.....FLOW! Tune in to listen to the innovative technological fields of virtual reality and augmented reality that will impregnate the universe with magical innovation. FLOW, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.- Virtual reality (VR) immerses users in a fully artificial digital environment.- Augmented reality (AR) overlays virtual objects on the real-world environment.- Mixed reality (MR) not just overlays but anchors virtual objects to the real world.The definition of virtual reality comes, naturally, from the definitions of both ‘virtual’ and ‘reality’. The definition of ‘virtual’ is near and reality is what we experience as human beings. So the term ‘virtual reality’ basically means ‘near-reality’. This could, of course, mean anything but it usually refers to a specific type of reality emulation.We know the world through our senses and perception systems.We all learned that we have five senses: taste, touch, smell, sight, and hearing. These are however only our most obvious sense organs. The truth is that humans have many more senses than this, such as a sense of balance for example. These other sensory inputs, plus some special processing of sensory information by our brains ensures that we have a rich flow of information from the environment to our minds.Everything that we know about our reality comes by way of our senses. In other words, our entire experience of reality is simply a combination of sensory information and our brains sense-making mechanisms for that information. It stands to reason then, that if you can present your senses with made-up information, your perception of reality would also change in response to it. You would be presented with a version of reality that isn’t really there, but from your perspective, it would be perceived as real. Something we would refer to as a virtual reality.So, in summary, virtual reality entails presenting our senses with a computer-generated virtual environment that we can explore in some fashion.In technical terms…Answering “what is virtual reality” in technical terms is straight-forward. Virtual reality is the term used to describe a three-dimensional, computer-generated environment which can be explored and interacted with by a person. That person becomes part of this virtual world or is immersed in this environment and whilst there, is able to manipulate objects or perform a series of actions.How is virtual reality achieved?Although we talk about a few historical early forms of virtual reality elsewhere on the site, today virtual reality is usually implemented using computer technology. There is a range of systems that are used for this purpose, such as headsets, omnidirectional treadmills and special gloves. These are used to actually stimulate our senses together in order to create the illusion of reality.This is more difficult than it sounds, since our senses and brains are evolved to provide us with a finely synchronized and mediated experience. If anything is even a little off we can usually tell. This is where you’ll hear terms such as immersiveness and realism enter the conversation. These issues that divide convincing or enjoyable virtual reality experiences from jarring or unpleasant ones are partly technical and partly conceptual. Virtual reality technology needs to take our physiology into account. For example, the human visual field does not look like a video frame. We have (more or less) 180 degrees of vision and although you are not always consciously aware of your peripheral vision, if it were gone you’d notice. Similarly when what your eyes and the vestibular system in your ears tell you are in conflict it can cause motion sickness. Which is what happens to some people on boats or when they read while in a car.If an implementation of virtual reality manages to get the combination of hardware, software and sensory synchronicity just right it achieves something known as a sense of presence. Where the subject really feels like they are present in that environment.Why have virtual reality?This may seem like a lot of effort, and it is! What makes the development of virtual reality worthwhile? The potential entertainment value is clear. Immersive films and video games are good examples. The entertainment industry is after all a multi-billion dollar one and consumers are always keen on novelty. Virtual reality has many other, more serious, applications as well.Wherever it is too dangerous, expensive or impractical to do something, in reality, virtual reality is the answer. From trainee fighter pilots to medical applications trainee surgeons, virtual reality allows us to take virtual risks in order to gain real-world experience. As the cost of virtual reality goes down and it becomes more mainstream you can expect more serious uses, such as education or productivity applications, to come to the fore. Virtual reality and its cousin augmented reality could substantively change the way we interface with our digital technologies. Continuing the trend of humanizing our technology.There are many different types of virtual reality systems but they all share the same characteristics such as the ability to allow the person to view three-dimensional images. These images appear life-sized to the person.Plus they change as the person moves around their environment which corresponds with the change in their field of vision. The aim is for a seamless join between the person’s head and eye movements and the appropriate response, e.g. change in perception. This ensures that the virtual environment is both realistic and enjoyable.Virtual reality is the creation of a virtual environment presented to our senses in such a way that we experience it as if we were really there. It uses a host of technologies to achieve this goal and is a technically complex feat that has to account for our perception and cognition. It has both entertainment and serious uses. The technology is becoming cheaper and more widespread. We can expect to see many more innovative uses for the technology in the future and perhaps a fundamental way in which we communicate and work thanks to the possibilities of virtual reality.Source - Virtual Reality Society UKhttps://www.vrs.org.uk/Let's Mix Reality (VR/AR) Podcast - https://apple.co/2FklswBPlease do NOT hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram, Twitter or via email mark@vudream.comHumans 2.0 Twitter - https://twitter.com/Humans2PodcastTwitter - https://twitter.com/markymetryMedium - https://medium.com/@markymetryFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/mark.metry.9Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/markmetry/LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry/Mark Metry - https://www.markmetry.com/
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