Can you increase your IQ in just 15 minutes a day?
How easy is it to transform your brain to become more creative, intelligent and productive?
With AI positioned to take over our jobs and our hobbies, we have to pause and consider the true purpose of writing, art and music.
And I’m honored that joining us here today is Vitaliy Katsenelson, an award-winning writer, the CEO of Investment Management Associates, and author of a number of books, including his latest, “Soul in the Game”.
Vitaliy is a brilliant writer, multifaceted intellectual and an incredible person, so I hope you enjoy this conversation. We’re chatting about:
- How to boost IQ in as little as 15 minutes a day while transforming your brain into a writer’s brain
- The dark side of over-abundance and the value of self-imposed constraints
- Why fewer choices often lead to more happiness
- Why an investment guy is telling us how unimportant money is
- How art trains us to be mindful and look for beauty in the world around us
- And tons more…
Let’s go hang out with Vitaliy.
Where To Find Vitaliy Katsenelson
As an award-winning author, Vitaliy Katsenelson is also author of “Active Value Investing: Making Money in Range-Bound Markets” as well as “The Little Book of Sideways Markets How to Make Money in Markets that Go Nowhere”. If you’re interested in investing, check those out as well.'By introducing scarcity, you basically improve the flavor of your life.' — Vitaliy Katsenelson @vitaliyk Click To Tweet
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Before You Go
Here’s a quick update. YouTube recently announced that they plan to censor and shadowban any channels that stray from the mainstream narrative in health and beyond.
You don’t say?
Well, at least they’re admitting to it after all these years.
So what happened when Google put us on the naughty list way back in 2018?
The short answer is they essentially made our websites almost impossible to find through search, eliminating 95% of our visitors overnight, which measured in the millions for many years.
We still have a small trickle and we greatly appreciate people like you who listen to the show, read the blog and haven’t given up looking for us in the nooks and crannies of the interwebs.
At the same time with Canada’s announcement that it’s creating a registry of podcasters to ramp up censorship efforts even more, it seems independent thinkers and health nuts like us are on thin ice.
So what can we do about it?
Well, I’m not rolling over any time soon, and I’m certainly not going to echo mainstream talking points saying that you should give up red meat for the sake of your health or the environment because that argument has been debunked many times over.
When the mainstream talking heads demand that you eat fake lab-grown meat or bugs, don’t cave.
I’m going to keep doing my best to help others take their health and happiness into their own hands.
If that means I continue to get slammed by the algorithm or shut out from Instagram altogether, for example, too late on that one, that’s on our tech overlords.
As big tech platforms have become unfriendly to any conversations that fall outside the standard mainstream narrative, it’s more important than ever to leverage platforms that encourage free conversation.
As censorship runs rampant, it’s important that we also carefully curate our media diet, so to speak.
So how can you help keep independent thought and little creators like us alive?
Easy, just take a quick moment to look for us and subscribe to our channels.
All of these are free. So a recent development is now most or even all of our work is going to be available on Rumble. You can find me at Abel James.
You can also follow me on X, formally known as Twitter @fatburnman or Abel James, where I post some spicier stuff as well as music.
You can visit @fatburningman on YouTube and make sure to click subscribe and hit that bell notification. We just posted our 1000th video.
You can subscribe on LinkedIn. Yes, we occasionally publish there too, I’m Abel James Bascom on LinkedIn.
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Just takes a second, look for Fat-Burning Man or Abel James, and make sure you click that subscribe button.
Some of you have been unsubscribed from multiple platforms without asking to be unsubscribed, so make sure to go in there and double check.
I know it takes a minute, but it really does help other people find this free show, and it makes sure that we don’t disappear from your feed as well, or at least it’s supposed to.
And when you subscribe to Abel James or Fat-Burning Man on multiple channels, that makes sure that you can still find us even if we are deplatformed by one or the other. I’m looking at you, Instagram.
So when I sent an email about some of this to the newsletter, some of you folks chimed in.
Thank you so much for those links. Super helpful. I hate what big tech is doing to all the alt and natural fitness and health guys. It’s just terrible. I’ve been following your content for years and really love your work.
It seems like the big tech and gov tech doesn’t like human beings anymore. I hope we survive. All okay here, but it looks so dim, when we should have a fantastic future for what it’s worth!
Sid, I totally agree with you on that. There are many, many things to look forward to and many reasons to be optimistic as well.
I’m very much looking forward to the decentralization of the internet and Web 3.0.
Seems like I’m still tapping my foot. A lot of us are waiting for that to happen, but at some point, they can’t keep us all down forever.
So it seems like they’re really grasping for power because they know that their time is coming to an end and the paradigm is about to shift.
So thank you sincerely to all of you who have been following our work for a long time. I know many of you have been following us for more than 10+ years, which is incredible to think about.
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Thanks so much for listening to this conversation with Vitaliy Katsenelson. Did you enjoy this episode? Are you a writer, or interested in transforming your brain by starting a new writing habit? How do you integrate art, music or writing into your life? Drop a comment below!