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The Salt

Jiu-Jitsu meets Theoretical Psychology. Brothers with blue belts. One, thirty-something and dad-to-be, wants to win the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The other, philosopher and doctor-to-be, wants to put in motion a cognitive science based behaviour change concept he has been developing called Ecobehavioural Design (EBD). Can they help each other and the listener to bring the best out of themselves whilst on the journey...? Contact @ecobehaviouraldesigns on Instagram

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Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

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#1 - Intro

What are we doing here, why are we here, why are you here, who are you? The boys outline how they intend on trying to win the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship using Ecobehavioural Design as one of the tools to do so.


18 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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#2 - Intake

We'll give you plenty of praise! The boys talk about the benefits they have found in attending a movement studio and go through the main parts of the Ecobehavioural Design intake session, as well as detailing how one of the winners of last year's World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship went about business.


21 Nov 2019

Rank #2

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#3 - Wolves

Oh, hi Mark. The boys talk about trophic and behavioural cascades, keystones, constraints and how they relate to the Ecobehavioural Design concept. A plan is developing on how to approach the World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship coupled with a flowchart to boot. No guest appearance by Tommy Wiseau unfortunately.


25 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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#4 - Simplexity

Paying it forward with this episode (or not?). The boys finish off the Ecobehavioural Design intake session, as well as talking about key performance indicators, cornerstones, constraints, game planning and how not to multitask. Poor morning hygiene also gets a mention.

1hr 13mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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#5 - Design

If it doesn't feel like it's not worth doing, then it's not worth doing...or is it. The boys talk about habit, revisit some key performance indicators taking a different tact, then roll out the Ecobehavioural Design. Hat tip to Aristotle for sowing the seeds of this episode way back when.


19 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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#6 - Seedy

"2020 is the year". Repeat it three times and it might be...in some respect. The boys discuss old man competing, new year rituals, seed habits, sense-making frames, and affirmations. Shout outs to "everyone" for helping make this one happen.

1hr 7mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #6

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#7 - Sharpshooter

The best there is, the best there was, and the best there never will be. The boys chat about the book "Range" by David Epstein which offers an alternative to the 10,000-hour rule, some game planning and a bit of an update on how the Ecobehavioural Design (EBD) is working so far. Special mention to Keith "Malik" Mayberry and Lamar "Hula" Mahone for inspiring us to document our brotherly love in audio form with this one.


16 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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#8 - Murmuration

Alright, alright, alright. The boys talk about frames, upward spirals, wrecking balls, accountability, new changes in training and some online resources they have found beneficial in supplementing their Jiu-Jitsu development. Fortunately, they manage to keep their shirts on for the whole show.


21 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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#9 - Sisyphus

Lock, stock and own the suit. The boys talk tweaks to the Ecobehavioural Design amidst conversation on outsider techniques, two-day rule fragility, the "Growing a Yogi" side project, behavioural distillation, identification, being curious around resistance, a little nod to stoicism, and leaving logistics until later. Zoomy McGlitcherson popped his head in a bit more often than usual this week.

1hr 7mins

31 Jan 2020

Rank #9

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#10 - Jiujiteiros

Dance if you wanna dance. Baby has arrived. The boys converse on sing songs, identity change, making humans, inhabiting, dry January, rewards, reciprocal narrowing, the dip, 21-day and instant habit formation, portability, game ecology and aphantasia. Plenty of shite talk in this one but we can't help it, we're all part of the masterplan...


13 Feb 2020

Rank #10