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The Logical Way to Maintain Your Benevolence Free Class
September 27, 2020 –
The Thinking Lab was started in 2008. As it has grown, it has become best known for helping logical people maintain a positive, benevolent, constructive perspective on everything. Thanks to the influence of Ayn Rand, I can take touchy-feely, woo-woo ideas, separate out the useful ones, and explain them in terms of rational values and the objective needs of the mind.
In this free teaser for the Thinking Lab, Lin Zinser and I will explain four key ideas we teach in the Thinking Lab. You will learn how you can:
- Motivate yourself through values, goals, and self-care rather than rules, duties, and self-criticism
- Get your head around an ambitious goal that is so long-range, daunting, or complicated that it's difficult to sustain the necessary effort over the long term
- Choose a long-range goal you are passionate about when you are at a crossroads, wanting to choose a new career or develop a central purpose that makes your life more meaningful--whether you are starting out, ready for a mid-life shift, or retired
- Transform your relationships with other people for the better, without their changing one thing
This last is emblematic of my whole approach. When you look at everything in the world in terms of values to be gained, you see the good in other people, you see the opportunities for achieving your goals, and you gain satisfaction, even when things don't go as planned.
My co-host on this call is Lin Zinser, who has recently joined the staff of the Thinking Lab as a one-on-one coach for Thinking Lab members. Lin was trained as a lawyer, but left law to pursue activist goals. Among other projects, she was the director of public outreach for the Ayn Rand Institute for a number of years. She's been a member of the Thinking Lab since the beginning.
Regarding becoming a coach for the Thinking Lab, Lin says: “I’m a fan of the Thinking Lab, not just because Jean has the best methods, but because she analyzes the methods and figures out how and why they work. This makes them so much more valuable. She has helped me clear up many confusions and misunderstandings in my own thinking. I’m excited to offer that kind of support for other ambitious members of the Thinking Lab who want to use Jean’s ideas, insights and techniques, tools and tips to be happy and productive.”
We will give a presentation for the first hour, then stay on the line to answer questions for at least 15 minutes.
Note: Current Thinking Lab members will receive the call-in information at the time of the event.
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