Foreword Introduction Part 1: The Modern Mind Chapter 1 - Our Brain Is a Miracle Machine Chapter 2 - What a Time to Be Alive Chapter 3 - Attention, Focus, and Quality of Life Chapter 4 - The Era of Freedom and Responsibility Part 2: Mental Fitness Chapter 1 - General Fitness Chapter 2 - The Force of Habit Chapter 3 - The Three Ms of Habit Creation Part 3: Mindset Mindset 1 - Focus on Growth Instead of Fixed Abilities Mindset 2 - Focus on Effort Instead of Talent Mindset 3 - Focus on Activation Instead of Motivation Mindset 4 - Focus on Letting It Happen Instead of Making It Happen Mindset 5 - Focus on Simple Instead of Easy Mindset 6 - Focus on What You Want Most Instead of What You Want Now Mindset 7 - Focus on Effectiveness Instead of on Time Mindset 8 - Focus on Empowering Instead of on Positive Thoughts Mindset 9 - Focus on an Inclusive Instead of an Exclusive Mindset Mindset 10 - Focus on Enlarging Your Comfort Zone Instead of Being out of It Part 4: Method Chapter 1 - A New Method for Personal Development Chapter 2 - The Quantified Self Chapter 3 - The Thirty-Day Experiment Part 5: Means Chapter 1 - Attention Management Chapter 2 - Rapid Learning Ability Chapter 3 - Meditation and Mindfulness Chapter 4 - Master Your Stress Physiology Chapter 5 - Re-wild Your Life Chapter 6 - Physical Movement Chapter 7 - Nutritional Autonomy Epilogue References
Kasper van der Meulen is an author and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing superhuman focus, fitness and personal freedom. He put himself through numerous experiments and challenges. He optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultra marathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find.