Cracking The Code Of Wim Hof Breathing, Writing A Bestseller In 30 Days, Barefoot Ultrarunning & More With Kasper van der Meulen


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By Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio streamed directly from their servers. Kasper van der Meulen is an author and lifestyle adventurer. He went from being overweight, burnt out and unhappy, to developing what he calls "superhuman focus, fitness and personal freedom". The guy is actually pretty dang interesting... ...for example, he put himself through numerous experiments and challenges, optimized his lifestyle, conquered the cold, ran ultramarathons on his bare feet, tested countless diets, read a ton of scientific literature and explored as many esoteric practices he could find. With over ten thousand hours of experience in teaching science, self-mastery and innovation, he decided to demystify and methodize these principles in a fun and bitesized manner. As a final test of his focus, he wrote his new book within 30 days, so that he would have to practice everything he preaches. Suprisingly, he book “MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind” became an Amazon best seller. Kasper now travels the world on a mission to teach others to be the healthiest, happiest and strongest version of themselves through transformative experiences and down-to-earth scientific understanding. He is the head-teacher of the Wim Hof Academy, he runs experiential retreats in extreme nature and he trains elite performers and professional athletes. All while keeping a playful and creative approach to self-optimization. During our discussion, you'll discover: -How Kasper wrote an entire book in just 30 days...[6:25] -Kasper's top nine tips to get things done faster...[12:00] -Why the Pomodoro technique may not work for you to get "deep work" done...[16:50] -How to transform your workplace into a focus temple...[21:50] -Why what you smell and what you taste while working is so important...[29:00] -How to use "video game music" and "coffee naps" to becomer a productivity machine...[39:18 & 44:45] -How, by using tactics such as 300 word paragraphs and elimination of line breaks that carry into the next page, Kasper wrote Mindlift in a way to support your natural ability to focus...[49:35] -How you can combine cold, running and breathwork in one single workout...[56:45] -A hack for the nervous system to modulate between sympathetic and parasympathetic states...[59:30] -And much more! Resources from this episode: -MindLift - Mental Fitness for the Modern Mind -Mogo Upright Stool -Topo mat -Foot roller massage device -Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World -Simply Gum -Feedly for reading blogs -Brain.FM -The Earthpulse device for alpha brain frequencies -The FisherWallace Circadia -My most recent interview with Wim Hof -The Stanford cooling glove experiment Show Sponsors: -Organifi - Go to and use discount code REDBEN for 20% off your Red Juice order, or discount code BEN for 20% anything else! -Four Sigmatic - Go to and use code BENGREENFIELD for 15% off. -Human Charger - Go to and use the code BEN20 for 20% off. -HealthGains - Text the word "GAIN" to 313131 to receive a $250 voucher toward your HealthGAINS treatment. Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kasper or me? Leave your comments at and one of us will reply!

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