Today, the demand threshold for mental performance and agility is greater than ever, especially with the constant changing communications, creative and technological tools that we need to keep up with, not only stay relevant in our businesses and at our jobs, but to push forth new frontiers in our respective fields.
The ability to observe and assess situations dimensionally, appropriately and effectively respond to circumstance and anticipate permutations and pitfalls intuitively from a higher level is what gives certain individuals a competitive edge.
In short, these are cut throat methods people have used to overclock their minds:
This is controversial. I want to make it clear that I do not advocate the use of any substances that are illegal within your jurisdiction. I also want to make it clear this will not help you get the tasks at hand done any faster but what it will do is intensely overclock one’s perception and understanding of reality. From my research and a handful of people whom I have interviewed, psychedelics (ie. mushrooms, LSD and DMT or Dimethyltryptamine or The Spirit Molecule) have made a profound impact on their fundamental understanding of the world and their relationships to and within it. It was unanimous that these should not be used for recreational purpose but as needed for spiritual and intellectual pursuit and expansion.
Steve Jobs, founder of Apple; Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft; Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft; Mike Lynch, Britain’s first software billionaire and CEO of Autonomy (sold to HP); Oliver Stone, film director responsible for the classic Wall Street film that influenced a whole generation on Wall Street; and Tim Ferriss, best selling author of 4 Hour Work Week; have cited to use psychedelics at one point in their lives.
This is controversial. Same disclaimer as above. The most popular prescribed amphetamine is Adderall, which is a combination of Dextroamphetamine and Levoamphetamine, which may have inspired the movie Limitless with Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Side note, Ritalin, although serves a similar purpose, is not an amphetamine. It has been reported from consumers of Adderall that I have spoken with first hand, the substances provides an unprecedented level of focus and concentration. Although, these substances come at a price—short term side effects from the same users have included lack of patience for idle talk or “things not getting done”, irritability and insomnia. Captain, steer clear.
This is controversial. I am referring to neuro stimulant, nicotine, not cigarettes (cigarettes kill people). Nicotine can be taken through vaporous formats including electronic cigarettes or e-cigs, hookah pens, etc. Many people do not know that nicotine slows down and arguably prevents the effects memory loss diseases such as Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s and counteracting the effects of depression. In addition to this, nicotine improves mental alertness and clarity, visual attention and working memory. E-cigs such as Blucigs and NJOY can be purchased at any Walgreens, CVS or smoke shop with a valid ID and age verification.
This is the most widely used neuro stimulant consumed by 100+ million people each day — that is just in the United States. The most common consumption medium is coffee. It can be also consumed through energy drinks such as Red Bulls, Monsters and 5 Hour Energy shots; teas such as green tea, Earl Grey and English breakfast tea; and soda (or pop in the Mid-West) such Diet Coke, regular Coca Cola and Pepsi Cola. It can also be ingested in refined states including caffeine tablets & pills and caffeine powder, which can be purchased at any Walgreens or CVS and powder form on Amazon.com
Diet & Fitness
This is the golden standard for health. Fish, nuts and blueberries have been evaluated by medical professionals to provide benefits towards memory. Studies have also found that maintaining a moderate amount of aerobic exercise increases memory and brain function. More importantly, just five minutes of running each day could add years to the longevity of your life.
Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, clearly. This is for educational purposes. You are solely responsible if you lose grips with reality and / or get yourself harmed or killed.