Taxonomy/Nomenclature

THE WHAT

  1. Faith = beliefs you “cannot” change
    • For-you
    • Not-for-you
    • Bigger-than-you
  2. Family
    • S.O.
    • Kids
    • Parents & siblings
  3. Friends
    • School (peers with shared vocabularies, coming of age experiences)
    • Work (colleagues, clients, other counterparties)
    • Around (friends of friends, hobbies, neighbors)
  4. Field
    • By role (worker / manager / owner)
    • By function (sales / resources / operations)
    • By skill (technical / people / conceptual)
  5. Fun-Fulfillment
    • Having (physical or virtual) things vs. Doing things vs. Being someone (assuming some identity)
    • By attitude (simple vs. elaborate / discretionary vs. constrained / guilty vs. virtuous)
    • By activity (observe vs. do / consume vs. create / with others vs. alone)
  6. Fitness
    • Exercise (zone 2, VO2max, strength, flexibility)
    • Diet & Sleep
    • Monitoring (psychological & physical health)
  7. Finance
    • Active income
    • Budgeting, consuming vs. saving vs. borrowing
    • Passive income, Financial indifference, Financial independence

THE HOW

  1. Context
    • Inorganic
    • Organic – biology e.g. Sapolsky
    • History
    • Your-story
  2. Change
    • Situational awareness – what is going on at the moment
    • Grand transitions – which part of the journey you are in
    • Risk management – readiness (resources, capability) for what can happen (risk, impact, threat, vulnerability)
    • Operational depth – capacity to project power, absorb power, maintain the ability to maneuver (I’m still moving) available coercive tools – in whichever direction
  3. Direction
    • Dreams
    • Goals incl. Systems
    • Steps incl. Reps
    • Habits incl. Routines
  4. Drive
    • Experimental, win-or-learn / change views, try new things
    • Consistent, compounding / infinite patience, incremental improvements
    • Dealmaker, portfolio manager / value exchange, valuable options
    • Contrarian, focused / immediate actions, aggressive ambitions

THE WHY

  1. Living
    • Back to the basics: Air, water, food, shelter, some minimum level of stimulation
    • The watchman: Observing the life unfold from the first row seats
    • Taking it easy: Not overthinking, not over-worrying
  2. Maximizing (optimizing)
    • Eliminate inefficiencies
    • Optimize any and all activities
    • To the max, whatever it takes
  3. Searching (and finding, aka creating)
    • Looking deep into yourself
    • Creating yourself from scratch
    • Weaving a web from whatever resonates
  4. Following (something bigger-than-you)
    • Submitting to something that is bigger-than-you
    • Immersing yourself in this gooey state
    • Reaching some mindless state of peace and happiness?