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Influential Thinking for Peak Performance, Life Coaching, and Applied Game Theory



For those seeking to be happier, and more effective, and self-aware.

This Blog is taken from Lewis Harrison’s Peak Performance and Life Coach Training.

 Q. Who have been the most influential thinkers in the development of your philosophy of success, self-awareness and peak performance?

A. As I often say to my peak performance and life coaching clients my practical philosophy  (Harrison’s Applied game Theory) integrates ideas found in the writings of many visionary thinkers. Over the years I have studied Andrew Carnegie on the connection between thinking patterns and success, Ted Turner on philanthropy,  Jon von Neumann, John Nash and others on game-based thinking, Ernst Mach, Richard Feynman, Douglas Hofstadter, and Buckminster Fuller on visionary and intuitive thinking, and Joseph Campbell in physics,  symbolism and mythology.



Listening to a tape of one of my early talks on personal growth and human potential, made over forty years ago,  I stated;

   Once we get past the need to survive, we often find that we lack the skills needed to create a life of happiness and abundance. If we somehow become aware that we lack these important skills, we must find some way to get access to them.  Some of us have become a part of this community because we were inspired or motivated to do so. Others found the information they needed to move forward in their life.     

   However we get there, a time comes where it is clear that we cannot move to the next level without love and support. That is the purpose of the Wisdom Path Community; to provide that support through mentors, peers, social networking, the formation of small study groups and educational materials. Each of us has strongly felt needs in our daily lives. Some involve attitude, economics, discord in interpersonal relations, or a sense of spiritual emptiness. The teachings that lie at the foundation of Our Work are practical and offer concrete solutions for carrying on a life of love, mental clarity, emotional balance, compassion, kindness, and service to others. It is a community where one finds mutual support without judgment or any pressure to abandon one’s native culture or religious beliefs.

As the name implies, “Our Work” is concerned with the nature of “wisdom” and how wisdom in thought, word, and deed can be harnessed to create a  life of love, emotional balance, clarity of thought, spiritual intention, contentment, happiness, generosity, compassion, and service to others.

I ask you, as you begin explore my work, to please pursue life as an adventurous journey – explored through creativity, innovation, intuition, critical game-based thinking, art, kindness, meditation, contemplation, deep introspection, love, metaphor, and service to others.

Whenever you can, avoid ideological and dogmatic thinking. There is no one best way to apply this philosophy. All great teachers and teachings have their own subtle differences, yet these ultimately dissolve once one has learned to express love, kindness, compassion, and empathy towards others. Ultimately, the best life is one defined by an intention to live fully, with joy, clarity of thought, emotional balance, and without unnecessary struggle.

As applied in daily life, this philosophy is an expression of spirituality and economic thought, through the art of conservation and balance.


As is discussed often in my work conservation and balance is a harmony that exists in the middle point that lies perfectly between two polarities; macrocosm and microcosm; and between inner peace and in the external world of action/interaction.  It is as if there is a dance going on between the Wisdom that lies within us, and the way we choose to live our lives.  When the mind initially becomes aware of spirituality or even feels what we often call “the pain of longing*,” one of the first inclinations it has is to either become rigid and dogmatic about religious or ideological beliefs or the opposite – the discarding of the rites, rules, and rituals we have created throughout time in some imitation of what we think spirituality is.

Many of us can only guess at how our own mental processes define our lives and guide our actions.  We have no sense of what is really going on, of how spirituality and wisdom exist beneath the veil of our intellect, buried deeply in our subconscious below our cognitive, confirmation, and information biases.  We look for wisdom to take some form or create some action, never realizing that the power of it lies in its tranquility, silence, and formlessness.  In their complete application in daily life, conservation and balance invoke discretion, foresight, forethought, circumspection and the exercise of good judgment, common sense, and even caution.


In our coaching school it is divergent thinking that is of greatest importance to the creative process for it opens the mind to new ways of thinking.


Learn about different types of knowledge in my book “Harrison’s Applied Game Theory: How to Solve Any Problem Effortlessly”.




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Lewis Harrison is an independent scholar on personal growth and human potential. He Coaches private clients in peak performance, transformation, and success coach.

He also teaches workshops and seminars on Eastern Wisdom, Zen and Taoist Thought, Applied Game Theory, and Personal Growth and is the senior guide at Lewis Harrison’s Transmodern Shaman Academy


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If you have an interest in having a basic understanding of how Applied Game Theory can help to totally transform your life coaching process, and bring you greater levels of EEPPSA (efficiency, effectiveness, precision, and self-awareness) here is an interview I did with James Selman, a pioneer and innovator in Leadership research and one of the individuals who helped create the EST Training in the 1970s.


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