101 Beer Tokens (2017): The April Shred
April was strong. Like Arnie strong.
We are now a third of the way through this year-long experiment and from most accounts this has been four of the most productive months of people’s lives. And we admit, we’re not all 100% on track at this stage. But! In the same way a T-800 Terminator looks into the future that he’s already lived, we look to our calendars and know we can make it to Judgement Day (31/12/2017) on or under 101 Tokens.
Confused about what the 101 token game is? Dive in here
This is based on an average of token crew’s updated numbers
Tokens Used: 2240+
Countries tokens used in: 15
Yays vs Nays: 71% yays
Single highest tokens used by one person: 16
Single Lowest: 2. Strong month.
Some super obvious, other not so much…
Witness the Fitness
We are a group of shredders: 3 marathons, countless halfys, ocean swims, Tough Mudders, joining Boot Camps and the list goes on. We’re not saying our crew wouldn’t have achieved these awesome feats without the Token Game, but we can guarantee training without hangovers and the evaluation of how we drink definitely helped our cause.
The token crew are pounding the extra-curricular activities outside of their normal work too. We’re studying stuff, reading loads, sharing podcasts and just opening up more. As a wider society, I’m not sure we understand the wealth of knowledge we have access to now. Literally, any topic you want to learn more about you can listen to the greatest minds debate about it.
We thought we’d throw in a few links to podcasts and online course websites we’ve been loving and sharing:
Team Human is about human intervention by humans for the good of humans. It’s super empowering across a breadth of subjects with some of the people who are fighting the system in the name of remaining human. FYI — The first 20 min’ monologue in the first episode about how the internet came about is off the hook!
Team Human is a weekly podcast and set of resources enabling human intervention in the economic, technological, and…teamhuman.fm
Just the best. Tim Ferriss deconstructs world-class performers — everyone from our very own (in this blog post) Arnold Schwarzenegger to Malcolm Gladwell, to all in between. Essentially the leaders and renegades in all fields feature. What’s more, Tim’s method of turning life into one big experiment had a big hand in the 101 token challenge becoming a thing in the first place.
The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it's been ranked #1 (of all 300,000…tim.blog
Sometimes controversial, but who isn’t. Sam Harris will blow your mind across many topics and looks in depth at why we do the things we do. We’ll give you a hint, it’s all in your mind. ;)
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Siddhartha Mukherjee about the human desire to…www.samharris.org
Both Future Learn and Coursera provide awesome free courses from the best universities and colleges around the globe. Some of us are doing mindfulness, others researching addiction. Get into it, you wont regret it.
Join 6,144,784 people learning together at FutureLearn. Enjoy free online courses from top universities and specialist…www.futurelearn.com
2000+ courses from schools like Stanford and Yale - no application required. Build career skills in data science…www.coursera.org
Booze is still a vice for escaping
It’s true. We’ve all used it for the means of forgetting about how tough work is, accidents we’ve had, losing a big game of footy — whatever it is, it feels justified at the time.
A new friend of mine put it beautifully in that we are using ‘self-enquiry’ every time we drink and review our decisions. Maybe we really needed that drink to blow off some steam. And that’s fine. But if we did push it a little far, it’s the self-enquiry the next day or at the end of the month that should help to avoid the same mistakes. We know some people are good at subbing out benders for a gym, boxing or surf session, but others not so much.
So here’s hoping at the end of the year, we’ve all swapped release-boozing (we just made that up) for another less harmful vice. And save the boozing for having a fucking great time.
What we use our tokens for:
TOKEN DAYS OFF
The things we do instead of drinking are ALMOST the most important things we do
TOKEN WRITE UP OF THE MONTH
Yes Josh! Thanks for this insightful look into traveling with the token game and how that plays out in countries where drinking is such a huge part of the culture; and in others, where they don’t need to drink at all to have fun.
Josh goes from unemployed, to working in foreign lands, to winning awards, losing contests and surfing some of the world’s most beautiful coastlines.
Surf’s up, salt’s down.
The following is a guest article written by one of our token crew Josh about his journey in 2017, with a look at how in…medium.com
Drink Less, Live More. 8 months to go! Rip in legends,
To dive back in time:
Boom! The Token Game officially has more players now. Around the world, there are 90 of us taking on our inside voices…medium.com
Hello hello, the token crew continues to grow, even outside those of us taking the challenge.medium.com