What tech addiction is, why it’s a problem, and how to solve it

Welcome to your first Tech Addicts Anonymous Meeting. I’m Erwin, and I am addicted to social media.

Who wants to stand up next? Do you have a problem? Or are you afraid someone you know might have an addiction to social media or digital technology in general? Let’s get into it, and let’s solve the problem, a.s.a.p.

Of course, the problem of social media and tech addiction has extra relevance in 2021, after or during the covid-19 pandemic and under worldwide lockdown conditions. …


An in-depth self-reflection questionnaire and Purpose story framework for humans and brands

This article was originally posted as a guest post on www.globalowls.com.

Hello, my fellow seeker. How are you feeling today?

It’s a lot that’s going on around us, ain’t it? And it’s no coincidence it feels as if everything is continually speeding up. A lot of us are feeling a growing desire for more stability, more growth, and more freedom. How can we find that? With all that’s going on around us, how can we stay sane, be happy, and achieve our goals?

What we need is a Purpose; a story that helps us make sense of ourselves, and our…


The Benefits and ROI of creating a Purpose-based Legend Story

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Purpose, purpose, purpose. Everyone seems to be peddling it, everybody seems to be selling it. In business, marketing, and in the booming business of life coaching.

Why?

Why does it matter so much that you have or find your Purpose? What difference does it really make in life? And what is the value of storytelling in relation to Purpose, to you personally, or to the people in your business? What will it do for your brand and your bottom line?

I’ve got some things to share with you, on Purpose

I’ve just finished writing my new book: “Legend Storytelling: How to Find, Communicate and Live your Purpose”. It’s being proofread…


Legend Storytelling: a 30-day journey

Compass — a metaphor for Purpose, how to find it and how to let it guide you
Compass — a metaphor for Purpose, how to find it and how to let it guide you
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I’m feeling super, super stoked. Multiple times over the past few days and weeks I’ve had strange synchronicities, speaking to people and getting goosebumps myself or them telling me they’re getting goosebumps.

I feel it in my belly that I’m on to something. Something great.

Seriously. Not to sound too flakey or super-woke-spiritual, but it really deeply feels like I’m on the right path. It’s got to do with Purpose. And it’s no coincidence or luck: there’s a method to my current madness.

How so? Check it:

I’ve just finished writing my new book: “Legend Storytelling: How to Find, Communicate…


How to Protect, Nurture and Grow your most Valuable Asset and Relationship

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“Selfcare is giving the world the best of you, instead of what’s left of you.”

-Katie Reed, Blogger.

I’ve recently sat down and finally written the book I’ve been meaning to write for a few years now. The working title is “Legend Storytelling: how to find, communicate and live your Purpose” and it will be available soon, here.

In the beginning of that book, and the 30-day Legend Storytelling journey embedded in it, I start with helping you create a firm basis for self-care.

What you will find in this article

The following is an excerpt from the book. …


Steven Kotler on Flow State, Motivation and Peak Performance

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Hi there. Please allow me to interrupt your flow of working or doing research online, or, alternatively, your flow of procrastinating — to talk to you about Flow for a second. By the way, how’s your focus doing?

I promise you, it’ll be worth your while. Here’s what I’m talking about:

In doing research for my upcoming book on “How to find your Purpose and Live it”, I stumbled upon some fantastic insights on Flow State, peak-performance and motivation. I was taking notes almost frantically, listening to Steven Kotler speaking to Aubrey Marcus on the Aubrey Marcus podcast, here:


Maximizing the Value of Our Time, Attention, Energy and Tech

How’s that lockdown working out for ya?

How are you doing, now that you are resigned to spending so much of your time indoors and online? What effect does it have on your mental health? On your relationships? Your growth?

I’m gonna take a wild guess and assume that you don’t feel as if it’s being made easier for you to be the best version of yourself. To flourish, blossom, and thrive; to grow.

That’s probably why you’re reading this in the first place. Otherwise, you best turn around and see if you can get your money back.

This is…


Solving Technology or Smartphone Addiction and Protecting your Mental Health 3/6

Oh, don’t worry — it’s only a lockdown where in stead of 50% of your waking time you’re now going to be living your life through digital screens 80 or 90% of the time. You’ll be fine.


An Open Letter to Paulo Coelho — What I Have Learned

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An open letter to Paulo Coelho, or a very convoluted review of The Archer, The Zahir, and The Alchemist — or both

Hilarious, that when I click your name here on Medium, it says “Paulo Coelho hasn’t written any stories yet.” I beg to differ.

Dear Master,

I am writing to you today because I finally hear my calling, and more so than that; I finally see my path. This after a long and tumultuous time of introspection, experimentation, and many long hard chats and equally long, hard contemplation, and many a sleepless night. It’s been a rough year for me, personally.

And I’m not there, just yet.

I read The Archer recently. And it was so inspirational and so timely, so…


Solving Technology or Smartphone Addiction and Protecting your Mental Health 2/6

In this series of articles, I share some of the insights I gathered in writing my book ‘Life Beyond the Touch Screen’. Then I’ll share some further insights into addiction and addictive technology — and, perhaps more importantly:

I’ll share the — scientifically sound and research-backed — steps I took, and the steps I advise anybody to take to combat smartphone or tech addiction and to maintain, protect and even promote your mental health.

In this second…

Erwin Lima

Exploring and maximising human potential. I write about tech, marketing, writing, love, money, society; life. Find my newest book here: https://lifebeyond.one/

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