Podcast #99 – #LaneHack – Pessimist 2×2 Matrix, Hacking Airport Baggage

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Optimist/Pessimist 2×2 Matrix – (My friend and his IPA Beer engineered the following idea…)

Good Outcome Bad Outcome
Optimist + +
Pessimist – –

Psychology Today, the average person has 50,000 thoughts a day.

The Rich Are Optimists – 67% of (Tom Corley study) the self-made millionaires in my study forged the habit of being positive and upbeat. A positive, mental outlook is critical to overcoming problems, obstacles, pitfalls, mistakes and failures. Staying positive is a critical component to becoming wealthy. Positivity is like a radar in search of solutions to intractable problems. Thus, positive thinkers are able to see opportunities, where others see only negative consequences.

The Poor Are Pessimists – 70% of the thoughts of the average person are negative (Psychology Today). Negative thinkers are unable to see solutions to problems. Thus, they are unable to overcome obstacles, pitfalls, their mistakes and their failures. Opportunities pass them by because they are not looking for opportunities. They are too focused on the negative consequences.

The Rich Are Decision-Makers – 91% of the rich in my study were decision-makers. Forging the habit of making decisions is critical to success. Those who develop the habit of making decisions are sought after as leaders, by others. Decision-makers have forged the habit of overcoming the fear of making decisions along with the paralysis of analysis associated with those unable to make decisions. The rich do not over think, which is a form of procrastination. It is impossible to know everything you need to know before making a decision. The rich forge the habit of being comfortable being uncomfortable about making decisions.

The Poor Let Others Make Decisions – 98% of the poor in my study were not decision-makers. They succumb to the fear of making a decision. They get lost in analysis and over thinking, which is a form of procrastination. The poor feel uncomfortable about making decisions, so they defer to others.

Don’t examine the roots just eat the fruit!


Hacking Baggage at the Airport:
Getting your checked baggage off first before everyone else
1) Gate checked because luggage is queued on a First on last out order (FOLO) similar to an elevator. Downside you will have to lug your luggage through security.
2) Have them mark it as fragile

Also you don’t have to pay to gate check a bag, just be nice and ask the counter at the gate.

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