Fridays @ Five (August 11, 2017)

Fridays @ Five: Five Things We Loved this Week

We have been doing Fridays @ Five for a little over a year now. You know the format. The kinds of things we like to share. Have you ever wanted to share something on Fridays @ Five? Here’s your chance! 

Send us your favorite resources with a short blurb explaining why you like them. We will select the resources that seem most in line with our mission and message, and we will credit you if you want. Send your [email protected] ideas to [email protected] and put Fridays @ Five in the Subject Line. Include whatever personal information you want to share (name, type, country of residence). 


Every Friday, we send out an exclusive list of five unique or interesting things we’ve found (or explored) around the web during the week.

It may include books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks/tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff we dig up around the web. It’s often focused on Intuitive things and personal growth. Please feel free to spread the word with friends who would also enjoy.



One of the models we love here at Personality Hacker is the Generational Model. We did a podcast on it last year, and we are collaborating with someone to develop a program on Generational Theory in the coming months. This video was shared by one of our team members on Facebook, and I found it fascinating! The imagery, the comparison, and the generational avatars. It even dips into some aspects of the Alpha Generation.
I don’t know about you, but I think some of the intoxicating aspects of generational theory is the optimism it offers for the future. I get excited to see how generations will manifest certain characteristics. I think it also helps bridge the gap between generations. Instead of looking at older generations as hopelessly old fashioned and younger generations as ungrateful or entitled, we see how each generation is a product of their environment. No generation is better or worse than any other. –Charis, INFJ


Richard challenged me to look at my personal growth journey like I do my Brazilian Jujitsu practice. I don’t go to class without focus, all floppy and expecting the system to change me. I am intentional. I decide what to focus on for the month, and I do that move, with a ferocity of intent, every chance I get. Last month I worked on simply being heavy. That might sound odd, but most of my training partners out weigh me. Every time I gain the top advantage, I lose it. I’m suddenly rolled. The world toppling. Crushed again. By focusing on being heavy on top, I learned that if I attach myself to my opponent in certain ways, I can use their weight against them. If I stay low, but in motion, I can avoid being rolled most of the time. I also learned to protect my face better…only one black eye for the month of July and I can see a drastic improvement. I now have a better chance of not ending up on the bottom and am now working on a submission for the position I learned how to maintain. But I have to be ferocious. If I lose focus and get distracted with strategizing, I lose ground.

How does this apply to my personal growth journey? I need focus. Intentionality. I must stay present. I need to have a clear expectation of where I will be by the end of the month. If I try to apply all the possible improvements I could make, I will make none. It’s easy for me to read one more book, watch another TedTalk, or do a deeper dive look at a past topic of interest. But gaining all the knowledge in the world will not improve how I show up. It actually does the opposite. I become overwhelmed, and instead of choosing where to improve, I find myself mentally rolled. On the bottom. Showing up badly. Discouraged. Crushed again. No one else will make me grow. No system is going to miraculously change how I show up simply by learning it. The responsibility to be more lands on me. I need to pick one thing a month. To put myself in situations where I can practice that improvement every chance I get. Growing in one small way at a time will allow me to avoid overwhelm at how far I have to go. It gives me the taste of victory. Reminds me that the journey is worth it. Allows me to look back and see that I have moved forward and makes me hungry for more.

What are you going to focus on? Where will your ferocity of intent be aimed this month? How will you achieve a personal victory? What are you hungry for? –Kimberly, ENTJ


Last year an article came out in Business Insider about Tim Ferriss’ love for the South American hallucinogenic drink known as Ayahuasca. This drink is traditionally used in religious ceremonies, but it is growing in popularity throughout the United States. The article recounts one of Tim’s first experiences with Ayahuasca:

“‘I felt like I was being torn apart and killed a thousand times a second for two hours.’ This was followed by hours of grand-mal seizures; Ferriss had rug burns on his face the next day. ‘I thought I had completely fried my motherboard,’ he continued. ‘I remember saying, “I will never do this again.”‘

“But in the next few months, he realized that something astounding had happened to him. ‘Ninety per cent of the anger I had held on to for decades since I was a kid, was just gone. Absent.'”

Tim continues to use Ayahuasca (as does everyone else in San Francisco, apparently). According to this article in The California Sunday Magazine, it has become the drug of choice for many start-up companies looking for greater innovation and tactical clarity. –Roy, INTJ


**SPOILERS ALERT** I was late to the Game of Thrones craze. The show was already in season three when I decided to check it out. At first, I found all the characters and storylines convoluted, but as characters were eliminated (which happened with frightening regularity) the story became clearer. This current season has been epic as all the storylines converge and the final battle for the Iron Throne approaches. I came across this video and thought it was fun. If you aren’t completely caught up with the current season, I wouldn’t recommend it because it depicts aspects of the latest episodes. Game of Thrones to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Enjoy! –Charis, INFJ


It is important to maintain a healthy diet to be the best version of yourself. As individuals, we thrive when we feed our bodies the healthiest nutrients possible, granting the proper fuel we need to be successful and happy in our daily routines. One of the best ways to treat our bodies well is to find combinations of fruits and vegetables for juicing.

Juicing has become a particularly popular dietary trend in recent years, giving individuals their needed amount of fruits and vegetables in a simple, easy-to-eat mini meal. In moderation, juicing can help you improve your overall mental and physical health, allowing you to let your personality shine. Drinking one or two juice drinks throughout the day can give you mental clarity and even boost your energy levels.

Getting Started

If you are wanting to begin juicing at home, all you need is a blender and a variety of fruits and vegetables. One of the most fun parts about juicing is trying out new flavor combinations and finding which ingredients compose your favorite tasty juice blend.

Some fruits and vegetables that are said to be great for juicing include pomegranates, apples, spinach, lemons, kale, tomatoes, pineapples, and oranges. It is also wise to keep some deliciously healthy and nutrient-rich spices on hand, such as ginger and garlic, to add an extra flavorful boost.

So where to begin? Why not try one of these refreshing juicing combinations:

  • Cucumber, pear juice
  • Watermelon, lime juice
  • Carrots, citrus juice
  • Parsley, kale, apple juice
  • Ginger, carrot juice
  • Pineapple, kale juice
  • Mango, pineapple, orange juice
  • Celery, ginger, apple juice

With so many unique combinations for juicing blends to taste-test, you will surely enjoy the versatility and experimental quality of buying more fruits and vegetables. Make sure to change up your juicing routine in order to get the most nutrients possible throughout your week–and avoid using too many fruits, which can be high in natural sugars.

Before long, your range of healthy juicing combinations will allow your personality to shine, and you will feel rejuvenated to express yourself with a newfound energy and vibrancy. –Lucy, ESFJ






So there you have it.

Do you have something you would like to add to the conversation? Please leave a comment or your thoughts below. We’d love to hear what you think.

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