In this episode, Brandon & Erik unpack the best mental model they’ve discovered for how to push your comfort zone. Coined in 1990 by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the C/S Balance describes the ratio between the difficulty of a project and a person’s ability to perform the tasks required to successfully complete the project. Learn how to optimize your C/S Balance, how Brandon abused the ratio, and how to stop procrastinating.
6:34 Flow states and Zero to Dangerous
10:05 Brandon @ Draper University
10:30 Persistence opens doors for new opportunities
12:10 How to start and scale a team
14:03 The Challenge/Skill Balance explained
18:50 Learning in real-time and whether to ask for help
20:31 Learning by doing is the fastest way to an education
28:06 Self-judgement and permission
35:40 Brandon’s dirt biking trip in Mexico
45:29 Risk vs. reward in decision-making
48:18 Erik’s sensory deprivation @ Biocybernaut
56:41 Pushing your comfort zone for the sake of learning
56:53 The Weekly Challenge
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Beanie & Blazer
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