The psychology hacks I applied to learn Crypto, AI & Blockchain
Updated: Aug 13, 2021
I am a Creative, first. A creative who comes alive resolving growth with small business owners.
Give me a box of coloured markers, a whiteboard and a business problem to solve and I literally squeal with excitement.
My Personality Profile?
In the DISC personality profile approach, I’m 65% D, 35% I, with a mask shift of less than 2%. So I'm pretty much, WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get)
In Human Design, I’m a Generator
Meyers Briggs has me plotted as an ENTJ
My dominant colour is Red, closely followed by Blue if you use Personality Colours.
Basically, I’m physically made for the Creative side of the world, and not necessarily someone who wants to start coding, doing law, auditing anything or learning a-la-kindergarten level about Crypto, AI, Blockchain.
It just felt so daunting.
If you can relate, chances are this post is for both of us.
I wanted to upgrade my understanding of Crypto, AI and Blockchain (Web 3.0) because it’s not that different from 20 years ago, when we were all getting our heads around Social, Mobile and Cloud - Web 2.0.
Web 3.0 is here. It’s happening - and getting your head around it is more of an act of self respect these days. Fears be dammed.
To shift the angst and overwhelm, I applied 5 techniques, and committed to completing 4 tasks.
To prevent me from getting lost in black/white, good/bad, right/wrong tangents, I wrestled myself to interrupt two of my own patterns, and then focused my attention in on one key distinction.
Managing the Angst and Overwhelm was about
reminding myself of these 5 things:
1. Where there is doubt and uncertainty, there is fear. I. had all the doubt, all the uncertainty.
2. ‘Adapt, then grow’ - this is a mindset that I chose to sketch out in my notepad - I know, I know this quip - but had I taken the time to embody it for this climb? No! Then after a 10 minute sketch and brainstorm to see it in all its glory, I reminded myself that growth is uncomfortable, contains friction - and quite frankly, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
3. Comfort Zone analogies - [enter your fave version here]
4. Continuous evolution is how this universe works - resistance is futile. So what is my problem? I dunno either. But I have definitely shifted, from feet dragging, to proactive student. Yay Me!
5. Linear Thinking and Exponential thinking. My brain loves linear thinking - my brain thinks exponential thinking sucks. Thus, I got to invite my wee brain to unlearn, and soften - and relearn… again as it recognises the limitations of Linear Thinking, and the benefits of Exponential Thinking