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Dedicated to the study, exploration, teaching,  and application of Strategic Thinking in its many forms.

 

 

This website offers hundreds of different strategies. I invite you to explore them all at no cost. These strategies are spread out through this website on different pages, blogs, and video-links.

 

 

Once you have explored the site you may have an interest in developing a working knowledge of strategic thinking. This way of thinking is the most productive way to organize your life.

 

We offer an organized mentoring program for achieving specific outcomes in life. Just as in a sport’s coach’s playbook, I have created a success template that contains all the pieces and parts that make up the go-to approach for getting things done, and winning the game of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Created this program?

My name is Lewis Harrison, and I created the playbook.  I have been a best-selling author on self-improvement, a network radio talk show host, and have had an amazing half-century career. I am happily married, with great friends, and a happy and meaningful life with a solid work-life balance

 I want to share my success secrets with you.

 

 

 

 

I have been an advisor, consultant, and mentor to politicians, world-class athletes, media personalities, and business leaders. In fact, back in the 1990s, before digital technology took it all to the next level my clients referred to me as Lewis the Problem Solver

 

 

 

 

What’s the next step?

If you are interested in exploring the 8 week Life Strategy Playbook Mentoring Program just drop me an e-mail at LewisCoaches@gmail.com and let’s schedule a free 45 minutes interview to see if you are ready, willing, and able to move forward and to determine if this program can meet your needs.

 

 

If you would like to receive my regular newsletter of free tips and tools taken from the Life Strategy Playbook click below

 

 

 

Thank you for your support! It truly means the world to me! Please let me know if you have any questions by responding by emailing me at LewisCoaches@gmail.com.  I will do my best to answer all of them.

                                                                                       Lewis Harrison – www.asklewis.com

 

 

 

 

 

I am rich in knowledge and experience I want to give back. I  am hungry to share what I know through this unique and extraordinary Life Strategy Playbook. There is a saying “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there.”

 

 

 

My Life Strategy Playbook is designed to make sure you know where you are going and provides all of the support you need to get there.

 

This Strategies Playbook is a Mentoring Process that integrates a number of the most important systems for making efficient, effective, precise, productive, and self-aware choices using mindfulness, a sense of meaningfulness, and cutting-edge thought.

The playbook and course include 8 weeks of content-rich, motivational, and inspirational education. It is designed to show you the rules you will need to know to gt you where you need to go.

 

 

 

 

The Life Strategy Playbook Mentoring Program includes:

  • Personalized guidance from start to finish. I hold your hand step-by-step as I share my invaluable tools with you,

  • Workflows:  Orchestrated and repeatable patterns of activity, easily and simply applied through the systematic organization of your existing resources into processes that bring you immediate access to essential information and transforms them so they can get you what you need.

  • Guidelines and support for doing what needs to be done,

….and personal approaches for isolating specific emotional and personal cultural patterns, constraints, and values that are likely to shape how you make choices and respond to various events and scenarios.

 

 

The Playbook Bring all the Pieces of Life Game Puzzle Together

What Makes the Playbook  Unique?

For one this is a simple and easy system to learn and to use? Unlike most Mentoring or Coaching programs, it is not focused on how to get rich quick, (though it can do that as well if that is what you need.)

Here is the Key to the entire program…

 

The mentoring model of the playbook is built on 8 key elements.

  1. Applied game theory,

  2. Strategic thinking,

  3. Life hacking

  4. Intentional living

  5. Systemic Frugality

  6. Tech Wisdom

  7. Collaboration

  8. Leveraging personal talent and resources:

Let’s explore each of them…

 

1. Applied Game Theory Strategies

Engaging the world as if it is a game that requires game-based strategies is an approach that can help us maximize our potential for success, at the lowest possible cost even when there seem to be obstacles to doing so. Here we define what a win would be. Then we isolate the game environment, the playing field, board, or Esport screen; the rules; the system for scoring; who the other players are (opponents or teammates), and the tactics and strategies needed to win. This is all based on a multiple – Nobel Prize Wimming concept called game theory.

 

What is game theory? The easiest way to define game theory is a way to use analysis to address situations where two or more parties (called agents or players) make a choice between two or more alternative situations/strategies. As you can see game theory can be an invaluable tool for winning making predictions or learning how to become wealthy through investing using predictive analytics. 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Strategic Thinking:

A mental or thinking process applied by an individual in the context of achieving a goal or set of goals in a game or other endeavor. When applied in a game or an organizational strategic management process, strategic thinking involves the generation and application of unique insights and opportunities intended to create a competitive advantage for the strategist. Strategic thinking can be done individually, as well as collaboratively among key people who can positively alter an organization’s future. Group strategic thinking may create more value by enabling a proactive and creative dialogue, where individuals gain other people’s perspectives on critical and complex issues. This is regarded as a benefit in highly competitive and fast-changing scenarios.

 

 

 

3. Life Hacking

A life hack is any shortcut, strategy, tip, tool, or tactic that will help a person or group to be more productive. I always like to refer to life hacking as The Goldberg/McGyverism Approach to Creative Problem Solving. This is a way of thinking, innovating, and acting based on the combined ideas attributed to one real person and a fictional pop-culture character. The real person was Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg (July 4, 1883 – December 7, 1970), an American, Pulitzer Prize-winning, cartoonist, sculptor, author, engineer, and inventor.

Goldberg is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, giving rise to the term Rube Goldberg machines for any similar gadget or process.

The fictional character of Angus MacGyver a character in an American action-adventure television series of the same name was a master life hacker. The show ran for seven seasons in the United States and abroad from 1985 to 1992. The show follows secret agent Angus MacGyver, who works as a troubleshooter and general problem solver. Educated as a scientist in Physics and highly resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences. He solves complex problems by making things out of ordinary objects, along with his ever-present Swiss Army knife. He favors non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun. The skilled creative innovative Life Hacker who has completely mastered Goldberg/McGyverisms has the ability to solve simple problems with complex solutions and complex problems with simple solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Intentional living:

Intentional Living includes a number of different voluntary practices to simplify one’s lifestyle. These may include reducing one’s possessions, generally referred to as Minimalism, or increasing self-sufficiency. Simple Living can be characterized by individuals being satisfied with what they have and need rather than what they want.  For the skilled Life Strategist/Hacker simple living has nothing to do with enforced poverty, nor is not a path to asceticism. It does not promote refraining from luxury. It does however distinguish between luxury and indulgence.  Simple living is a voluntary lifestyle built on the embracing of work–life balance, thrift, love for friendship and family, personal taste, sustainable living, creativity, and reducing stress. Simple living is often a reaction to materialism and conspicuous consumption.     

 

 

 

 

     

                                                                                                             
5. Systematic Frugality 

This is the quality of being sparing, thrifty, or economical in the consumption of resources such as food, time, or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness, or extravagance and doing so with clarity, organization, and intent.  It is a foundation element of simple living and a systematically frugal person is likely to have a tendency to acquire goods and services in a restrained and well-thought-out manner. They also are committed to the resourceful use of already owned economic goods and services, to achieve longer-term goals. Common, general strategies of frugality include the reduction of waste, curbing costly habits, suppressing instant gratification by means of fiscal self-restraint, seeking efficiency, avoiding traps, finding shortcuts, defying expensive social norms, detecting and avoiding manipulative advertising, embracing cost-free options, using barter, and staying well-informed about local circumstances and market and product/service realities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Tech Wisdom

Individuals born after the early 1980s have a unique way of thinking; specific patterns of thought and behavior greatly influenced by smart devices, video games, and disruptive technology. These developments support life hacker thinking.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Collaboration:

In this process of two or more Life hackers work together to complete a task or achieve a goal. This arrangement allows them access to greater resources when facing a complex problem. In its most sophisticated form where two or more experts collaborate to solve a specific problem, this process is known as Collective or Collaborative Intelligence.

 

 

 

 

 

 

8. Leveraging Personal Talent and Resources:

Each of us has unique talents and resources such as time, space, influence, etc.  I have isolated 24 Life Hacker resources that I apply and even leverage with or against each other to determine which hack will work best, in any particular time or place. If mastered and leveraged properly, these can help a person to achieve very high levels of life hack productivity. The full potentiating of each of these 24 resources from the perspective of positive personal growth, human potential, problem solving and life hacking is essential for creating your best and most meaningful life.

 

These 24 resources can be explored in greater depth by clicking below on the cheat Sheet

 

The 24 Resource Cheat Sheet

 How hard is it to Master the Life Strategy Playbook?

The tactics and shortcuts presented in the Life Strategy Playbook are so simple to use that a small child can learn them quickly and intuitively.

 

 

…And strategic thinking is not a new idea…

 

 

When strategic thinking was codified in the most effective and productive ways it was named game theory.   Essentially the Strategic Thinking Playbook, and the  8 tactics that are its foundation form the study of human conflict and cooperation within a competitive situation.

What are the Essential Details of the Strategy Playbook Mentoring Program?

 

You can enter the program in 3 different ways:

1. A pre-designed structured program of Eight 45 minute long videos, weekly mentoring via Zoom or phone, and 40 specific e-mail strategies, tips, and techniques taken directly from Lewis’ playbook.

 

 

 

2.  A customized program of Eight 45 minute long videos, weekly mentoring via Zoom or phone, and 40 specific and personalized e-mail lessons taken directly from Lewis’ playbook.

 

 

 

3.  AskLewis: This is the most customized and personalized of the 3 programs. Created for leaders, decision makers,  and professional advisors and coachs, here you speak with Lewis regularly, to refine your strategic and tactical skills. It also includes the videos and lessons that are part of program #1 and #2.

 

 

 

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