I have a question for you: Do you need your ambitions to live a happy or fulfilling life? In sports, in business, in school and in most other parts of life the need for goals and ambitions seems taken for granted. “But of course you need ambitions!” - we can hear Tony Robins, mental trainers and various TV personae insist on setting short term, long term and life goals. But is this actually true? For... Read more!
In this podcast, I introduce a really simple role-playing game: The Amar Lite. The rule system can be read and understood in 15 minutes and is playable with kids down to 5 years old. Along with the game system itself, I have created a set of ready-made characters and a one page adventure that makes it easy to get playing right away. Take your kids, friends or grand parents into a fantasy world rescuing the... Read more!
When Niklas (my oldest son) turned 15 four years ago, I took him to NYC for a week. As Jonathan turned 15 in August, it was his turn. In 5 years it will be Benjamin and in 13 years, it’s me and Aleksander. It’s a great way to experience a lot together in just one week. Jonatan is one of the smartest people I know. When he was five, he came home from the kindergarten... Read more!
Are you an introvert or extrovert? Or somewhere in between? Why? And how do you get into the zone - that state where everything you do just flow without effort? What is the link between the zone and being an extrovert or introvert? I share my views on this after helping hundreds of individuals and teams getting into their zones. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/09/Podcast-Introvert.html Read more!
After having been laughed at by the leader of the Calculator Group in the Norwegian Astronomical Society, I decided to take revenge. Listen to the podcast and let your inner geek be inspired. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/09/Podcast-RevengeCalculatorGeek.html Read more!
If your whole life is centered around having a perfect body, then any criticism of your body will be a criticism of your whole world. If your life is all about your job, then taking a hit at work will see your world crumble. The smaller your world is, the more vulnerable you are to criticism or to someone rocking that small world. Having a small world is commonly referred to as being self centered.... Read more!
You should be able to do like the black woman in this video. That doesn’t mean that you should take any kind of shit. But you should be able to. You could get really good at handling distractions. Like the guy in this video: To master this skill, read the OnePageBook, “Mental training - The core” Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/09/Tolerate.html Read more!
In this podcast I cover the essence of Free Will - the central argument most philosophers muddle or sidestep. Making it really simple, the whole subject boils down to one argument, one simple choice. After listening to the podcast, read the OnePageBook titled, “Free will” and the article, “On Will”. Then feel free to pitch in with your ideas on how free will can be proven or disproven with strict logical arguments (or even using... Read more!
In Singapore working this week - on two discussion panels at the Shipping2030 conference. I love the diversity of this place, the buzzing, the many facets and places to view and enjoy. I’m looking forward to challenging the conservative shipping industry to embrace more collaboration. I’d like to see the industry pull together with more ant hill innovation. Changing products, processes and policy is easy. Changing minds and culture is the challenge. I’ll be in... Read more!
I am often approached by pupils and students doing an essay or presentation on Scientology in class. I point them to my page here on Scientology with links to posts, articles, videos and even books I have written on the subject. But something was missing: A simple and short introduction to what it actually is. Leaving the glorified PR to the Church and the venomous take-downs to the critics, here is a podcast that answers... Read more!
In any game you will have a degree of control. When you are a noob, you have little or no control. As you start getting a hang of it you will have increased control until you achieve full mastery and full control. The most delicate situations is when you have no control or full control. That’s when you are most likely to quit the game. When you have little control, you will feel discomfort. When... Read more!
Have you seen the movie E.T. or the Netflix series Stranger Things? Then you probably have some idea of what Role-Playing Games are. In this podcast I give a 20 minute introduction to RPGs in general and the Amar RPG in particular. Get into the fun and excitement of adventure and creating stories together with your friends. Link to transcribed video. Link to this post: https://isene.org/2018/09/Podcast-RPGs.html Read more!