#27 Lifehacking Self Control with Dr. Cory and Dr. Goldsmith

By Jonathan Roseland

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In this episode, I'm joined by Dr. Cory Reddish a Naturopathic Doctor, Entrepreneur, and infamous enabler of people having a damn good time at Burning Man.

We are going to be discussing 18 life hacks for rock-solid self-control along with how to biohack the negative effects on our minds from consuming alcohol and even hard party drugs. It also includes a quick interview with Dr. Kelly Goldsmith, author of the landmark study on self-control, When Guilt Begets Pleasure: The Positive Effect of a Negative Emotion.

In this episode we discuss...

  • My article, 23 Biohacks and Uncommon Mindsets for Superhuman Will Power
  • What is a naturopathic doctor?
  • The problem: in the health world and the personal development world, you hear a lot of general suggestions about self-control... Like you should get enough sleep, you shouldn't drink, alcohol, you should exercise more, you shouldn't waste time watching TV, you should keep track of how you spend your money, you shouldn't eat junk food. These suggestions are kind of useless if we don't have enough self-control in the first place to apply them and stick with them.
  • Neuro-adrenal testing for determining how our Neurotransmitters are affecting our self-control.
  • How moralizing activities affect self-control.
  • Chocolate and Green Tea for self-control.
  • Jonathan is a breakfast atheist, Dr. Cory proselytizes.
  • Insights on tech addiction from the Wisdom 2.0 Conference.
  • Taking Nootropics and their cofactors to increase self-control: 5-HTP with Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C, Piracetam with Alpha GPC or Choline, and Tyrosine with B Vitamins.
  • Reverse-engineering guilt

Dr. Cory on the web: @DrCory on Instagram and DrCory.com

 Moralizing vs Self Control

Professor Kelly Goldsmith on the web: @ProfGoldsmith

18 Lifehacks for Self Control:

  1. Don't Moralize Your Habits and Activities
  2. Your Brain is a Crappy Predictor of Future Pleasure *
  3. Minimize Exposure *
  4. Arbitrary Habit Formation Triggers Gains in Universal Self Control
  5. Habit Formation Process
  6. Stress depletes self-control
  7. Addiction to Tech
  8. Using the Fear Trigger for Willpower
  9. Nootropics and self-control
  10. Practice of compartmentalization
  11. 10 minutes of meditation daily significantly increases willpower
  12. Regular Physical Exercise Correlates to Gains in Self Control
  13. Snack throughout the day
  14. Switch Hands *
  15. Reruns of TV shows & self-control *
  16. Try to move tasks, that require a lot of your strength and willpower to earlier in the day *
  17. Liquid Boosters of Will Power *
  18. Dual N-Back Training *

Resources & Products:


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Dual N-Back Brain Training Software

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