The human optimization project (thop) is an initiative for people who aspire to mastery. The group aims to facilitate a collective journey for continual personal improvement.
Topics should include:
- Personal productivity - Dealing with information overwhelm through personal information & action management systems. - Principles of effectiveness from thought leaders in the field - Achieving health and optimal clarity for peak performance - Performance psychology - Achieving a mindset that supports success. - Mindtools & mental models that provide insight into reality, rather than perceived reality. - Personal and interpersonal motivation. - Analysis of success archetypes (both people and organizations) - Habits and rituals for peak performance. - Allocation of time and activities. - The significance and meaning of balance. - The experience of flow- and how to achieve it on demand. - An analysis of popular self-help guru's, and the kernels of effective information they preach. - What productivity and effectiveness lessons we can learn from philosophy- (e.g. the Stoics, existentialism, etc.). - What we can learn from the various fields of psychology (e.g. positive psychology, evolutionary psychology etc.) - What we can learn from the principles of spirituality (e.g. The Chakras of Hinduism, The mind like water of Zen, The cardinal/theological virtues of Christianity etc.) - What we can learn from the practices of spirituality (e.g. Zen in Archery, Zen in Martial arts etc.)