Sunday, February 11, 2018

Slipstream Time Hacking

I was just reading this book called Slipstream Time Hacking (free on a Kindle) which really changes how I see my time. See, due to the theory of relativity (stay with me), time is actually not a measure of, well time, but instead a measure of distance. If you were to go to another planet that was moving faster, time would be moving slower relative to the Earth. On that planet you wouldn't even notice, but if you came back to Earth, everything would be futuristic. Thus the idea that you can make time slower by moving faster (covering more distance).

The next takeaway is that we are all moving at different speeds here on Earth. Or time is moving faster or slower based on how fast we are moving towards our goals. Say two people have a goal to retire, someone doing it at 30 vs. someone doing it at 60.  The former is moving twice as fast as the later. Considering the average american takes about 10 days of vacation each year, someone taking 8 months off to travel has basically experienced 24 years of vacation. These are contrived examples of course to illustrate the point, many of them make sacrifices to goals in other areas of life. But I do look at my 2017 where I spent 8 months traveling and time here deeply involved in my best friends wedding. I was having so much fun and made countless memories. In order to slow down time you need to enjoy it more and create more "best parts".
Compacting the largest amount of life into the briefest timeframe is how moments are remembered and time is dilated in relation to others.
Wormholes where you can basically move large distances and time travel. Where you move from point A to B almost instantaneously. Some examples might be winning the lottery, marrying rich, bypassing levels at a job, starting a company that allows you to retire early, not putting off goals and doing them them significantly earlier than anticipated. If you had planned to visit Hawaii in 15 years and reset that goal to manage it in 1 year, then that would be considered a wormhole. Some of the examples I mentioned above require a lot of luck, but most just require you shortening the deadline significantly and moving towards your goals.

My own answers to a exercise in the book:

Where am I going? What are you working toward?

I'm on my way to become an entrepreneur. This is fun, exciting, and will give me the FI lifestyle that I dream

Where is the destination your daily decisions will take you?

Right now I am solidifying my habits. I will be eating healthy, working out, a beast physically. I will have minimal waste of time. Financially independent and a good writer. An entrepreneur who has built and failed and multitudes of projects

How long before I get there?

I'm on a 12 project in 12 months plan. I can work from different places in the world almost immediately. I should be moving within 3 months.

How fast could you get there?

Right now 12 months, but that could be quicker if I found a slipstream.

Are there other paths that could get you there faster?

To reach monetary goals, a different style of slipstream, but working at a day job that is highly enjoyable and gives creativity and autonomy could get me there in a couple years. But as far as enjoyment, no, the other slipstreams don't quite feel as appealing.

What wormholes are within your reach?

Connecting with the right resources, working together with someone with solid startup experience.

How far into the future could you slip?

I'd probably be able to do away with the year and work on something immediately. It'd likely be more successful so I would be maybe a 10 years ahead.

If you were to get there tomorrow, where would you go next?

I'd work on certain "way I want to see the world" projects