by Bo Moldez
So you’ve heard about this thing biohacking and how awesome it sounds. Finally, you’ve decided to do it for yourself. But aside from the potential bodily improvements that you can get from it, you still have no idea what biohacking really gives you. So you ask yourself,
What exactly do you need to learn about biohacking?
Let’s define biohacking by what you’re supposed to do. Because when you are biohacking…
You have to systematically influence your environment. You do this to achieve outcomes aligned with your commitment to being. In the end, you become the best version of yourself.
But how do you know if you are the best version of yourself? No doubt, you want to have the body that performs at elite levels. And perhaps, biohacking can sound like you becoming superhuman. Here’s the thing, having a physically healthy body isn’t exactly the best version of oneself. I would argue that physical health is a manifestation of being the best version of yourself. And being the best version of oneself is achieved when you have …
This is what the biohacker needs to achieve. It’s not merely getting a body jacked up to perform. It’s becoming aware and being able to perform from the inside and out. The biohacker must fully understand the following Latin phrases…
Mens sana in corpore sano (a sound mind in a healthy body)
That’s why in this article, we’re going to look at…
- Defining and Achieving Presence
- The Biohacking Trifecta
- Applying The Trifecta
So let’s start with…
DEFINING AND ACHIEVING PRESENCE
Now, I’ve been talking about presence at the start of this article. And you would probably wonder why this is important for biohackers. So let’s define presence through a biohacker’s perspective. When it comes to presence, this means being aligned to who you are and the world around you. You are consciously responding, living, relating, and working from a state of high performance.
In this state, the following words come to mind…
- Inner Well-Being
Also, in the state of presence, you are aligned with your ego. This means unconsciously reacting, living, relating, and working from conditioned sense-of-self. Still a bit hazy? Imagine this…
You’re either alone or in a crowd. But even in that situation, you feel no need to fill the silence. You have the satisfaction that goes through you. There seems to be a full connection with yourself and your environment. And yes, you are living in the moment even if you are doing everyday tasks. You’re taking slow and easy breaths. You don’t feel tense. Your limbs are loose. And when you feel your pulse, you can sense a steady, calm heartbeat. Your posture is relaxed. And you notice yourself smiling. Your actions are unhurried but purposeful. All in all, you have an increased awareness of your body and what goes in it. You feel whole. You feel complete.
If you can imagine yourself with that, then you’ve gotten a glimpse of what presence is. Now imagine having presence on demand? That is the goal of the biohacker. Now you’re probably going to ask…How do you achieve presence? Here are …
4 Steps to Achieve Presence
- Understand Your Desired Outcomes
- Find the Hacks To Apply
- Monitor and Track Your Performance
- Adapt to Learning and Results
Let’s look at all of these in turn…
UNDERSTAND YOUR DESIRED OUTCOMES
If you don’t have a destination, you will never arrive anywhere. The first thing you have to do is create the goals that will propel yourself to presence. So you have to ask the following questions:
- What specifically do I want to achieve, and why?
- What are the possible positive and negative consequences?
- Is this a priority?
Once you have answered these questions, you can then…
FIND THE HACKS TO APPLY
Let’s define what a “hack” is.
A hack is a product, process or practice that safely moves you towards your desired outcomes – effectively, efficiently, and ethically.
This means you have to know what hack is best for you. You also need to consider the following things:
- Resources (time, energy, money)
- Physical Capability
- Level of Awareness and Education
Once you have an idea of this, you can then…
MONITOR AND TRACK YOUR PERFORMANCE
No matter how good your goals are and the hacks you choose, it wouldn’t work if you don’t know what happens. To quote Peter Drucker, What gets measured, gets managed.
So in your quest to gain presence, you need to ask yourself the following questions:
- What is the current reality?
- What information do I need?
- How will I monitor and track the changes?
In the process of monitoring and tracking your progress, you also have to…
ADAPT TO LEARNING AND RESULTS
Your desired outcomes, hacks, and tracking come into a full circle when you can make desirable changes to yourself. This means adapting to the learning and results that you achieved while using the hacks. So you have to ask yourself the following questions…
- What am I experiencing, noticing, learning?
- What needs to change?
- Do I need help or advice?
- What happens next?
These four steps are the core of becoming a biohacker. But of course, you have to wonder what it is you have to learn. That is why you have to know …
THE BIOHACKING TRIFECTA
In the course of achieving presence as a biohacker, you have to harness …
These three make up the Biohacking Trifecta.
When you can handle all of these to help you become the best version of yourself, you achieve the goal of a holistic biohacker. Being at one with the Biohacking Trifecta is the path to presence. Understand this, you are in charge of every part of this trifecta. If you don’t, your trifecta to be in charge of you. Now, let’s look at these aspects in turn…
Psychology is internal. It’s the first thing you need to master. You have to consciously create a high-performance mind. You use this in service of what matters to you the most. In terms of your psychology, you need to have…
If you fail in mastering your psychology, you will be…
- Busy without direction
All in all, your psychology covers the following aspects…
It starts with having a way of thinking that helps you achieve your dreams. Next, you have to master your …
Biology is also internal. It’s what you master next. You consciously create high-functioning, high-performance biology. In the end, this means having the best physicality that helps you achieve your goals. If you fail in mastering your biology, you experience the following performance-depleting effects of…
- Mitochondrial Dysfunction
- Impaired structure and function
- Addiction to Biological Kryptonite
All in all, your biology covers the following aspects…
- Rest and Relaxation
- Structural Integrity
Of course, the trifecta comes full circle when you can harness the …
Let’s face it, our world can be hazardous to us. And for the most part, you cannot control every aspect of it. But as a biohacker achieving presence, you have to be creative and resourceful in mastering this aspect of the trifecta. That’s why you also have to master your environment. You have to create the best kind of environment. This means it has to be low-kryptonite and performance-enhancing. Otherwise, you will experience the performance-depleting effects of a kryptonite-containing environment. All in all, your environment covers the following aspects…
Once you have an idea of what things will cover the trifecta for you, you have to know…
WHAT TO DO NEXT
The Biohacking Trifecta won’t help you achieve presence unless you apply it. That’s why you have to take action on the following elements of Application. These are…
Let’s look at these in turn…
Of course, you cannot achieve presence unless you are aware. Otherwise, you’re aiming an arrow at a mark you cannot see. Be mindful of the following things…
You need to know yourself in every sense. This will propel you when you make changes that will lead you to presence. Of course, you cannot make changes if you don’t have the…
Understand that there is a method to the madness of biohacking. This means understanding the concepts and hacks that will help you achieve presence. When you are aware of yourself and the required knowledge, you have to know your…
This means being able to monitor and track what you do. This is systematic evaluation. When you are aware of your progress, you can make the right changes to achieve your goal. Of course, for you to fully use awareness, you need to involve a level of …
You need to create a roadmap for your success. This means being able to work through a clear plan that will help you achieve presence. Your plans should have…
- Clear End Goal
- As Little Complication as Possible
- Room for Improvement and Flexibility
Now realize this, your awareness and plans are incomplete unless you take …
Action brings to completion your quest to reach presence. It should have…
Create a level of regularity until you achieve your goal. Use discipline that harnesses grit so that you are continually doing what needs to be done. And to help you with this, you need…
Understand that your goals are not entirely your own. It also affects others. When you make another a part of your practice, you have someone who will hold you accountable to your actions. It gives your activity a level of responsibility, not only for yourself but also for others. Of course, to make it work better, you have to achieve…
This seems magical, but in the end, you need to enjoy the process that you are doing. Otherwise, it’s not going to matter for you. In the end, your goal of presence ties ultimately with flow.
Yes, I know that you have the potential to achieve the best version of yourself. But realize this, your goal is to achieve presence through the use of the biohacking trifecta. In the end, you will need the awareness, planning, and action that harnesses this. And we are sure that this is something you can achieve.
That’s why UNLTD.PH is committed to helping you achieve the presence that you deserve. We’re ready to help you. Send us a message.
Bo Moldez is a freelancer extraordinaire. He loves to take walks in the forest under the sun and ground his bare feet into the soil. He’s a natural biohacker, always looking to optimize his internal environment by getting the good stuff naturally.