#21 "Trick people" for good & other lifehacks

By Jonathan Roseland

Disclaimer: I don't actually advocate tricking people unless it's for their own enjoyment.

In this episode, I discuss a subtle communication shift along with seven other lifehacks for being perceived as highly consistent, dependable, and reliable without actually doing more work. Also, lifehacking applications of memory systems to ensure you never lose your phone again. Finally, I break down the sales and influence strategy of multiple hook points. 

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In this episode we discuss...

  • The subjectivity of limitless character qualities.
  • Arbitrarily inflate your deadlines for tasks.
  • Inflating the weight of your tasks.
  • The rookie/veteran locksmith dynamic.
  • Call attention to the areas where you are consistent.
  • Why pontificating is a problem
  • Call people back at specific times as opposed to as soon as you get their message.
  • Handling meetings with consistency.
  • How to talk about big goals and vision. The line to use: I am not yet the person who can do this.
  • Utilize 3rd party credibility.
  • Write people letters of reference.
  • Add highlights from your letters of reference to your email signature
  • How to avoid absentmindedness and losing your valuables using absurd visual associations.
  • Multiple Hook Points: a sales and persuasion strategy.
  • How to make a technology sales pitch.

Links and resources mentioned

Setting up a corporate-branded email through Gmail
Jonathan's Proposal Templates
Keep your goals for yourself: 3 different scientific studies dating back to 1926
How to stop losing your smartphone all the damn time

Recommended apps for reliable lifehackers

Category: Apps & Software

Template for letter of reference request

In your letter of reference please include:
My communication style and ease of working with me.
How dependable or reliable I am.
The quality of the work I produce.

Bruce Lee's quote about consistency and dependability:

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. It's not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential."


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