WHY UP?

No one has learned how to reliably create radically effective human beings out of anyone, anytime, anywhere. We have not yet learned how to create Francis Bacons, Leonardo da Vincis or John von Neumanns on demand. The Upgrade Program is an attempt to change that.

WHAT'S UP?

The Upgrade Program (UP) is an experimental program that combines behavioral science, emerging technology, and applied rationality to help you level up as fast as humanly possible. The ultimate aim? You achieving your life goals. To visualize UP, imagine that you’re Batman. We’re your Alfred(s).

1. Do Epistemic Housekeeping

You don’t know what you don’t know. And much of what you “know” is wrong. We start by rethinking your life from first principles. 

2. Model Your Priorities

Out of trillions of possible actions, what should you do right now? To answer that, we need to build a quantitative model of your values.

3. Set Life Goals

Working from your values, we determine your life goals and decide how much of your time, attention, and money you’ll allocate to each.

4. Assess Yourself

What is your baseline success rate on your goals so far? Are you progressing, maintaining or regressing? We take hard data to find out. 

5. Build a Personal Team

Self-development is the wrong framing if you want maximal success in life. Instead we focus on your team’s development. 

6. Plan Each Goal

Actually achieving your life goals is hard. To make it easier, we create realistic, tailored, evidence-based plans for each goal. 

7. Execute Plans With Team

We work with your personal team to do the thousands of discrete tasks necessary to realize your goals. The real magic is (strategic) hard work.

8. Analyze Results

Even with your team’s best efforts, many of your plans will fail. But we’ll mercilessly analyze the data and learn how to do better the next time. 

9. Iterate on Plans

We’ll repeat the plan-experiment-learn process until (1) you succeed or (2) pick better goals. Nothing slips through the cracks.

10. Restart

Once you’re on the path to reliably achieving the majority of your goals, then things start to get really interesting…

WHAT COMES WITH UP?

UP is backward designed around results, so it comes with essentially whatever you need to succeed. Here are the basics.
Coach

Dedicated coach

An UP Coach that will serve as your second brain for months or years
Blueprints

Upgrade plans

Customized step-by-step plans outlining exactly how to upgrade each area of your life
Laptop

Vetted tools

A curated database of 1,000+ tools, techniques and programs for upgrading your life
Space

Clean exocortex

A 100% meticulously organized computer, phone, tablet, office, home, and vehicle

Dedicated team

A carefully handpicked team of experts and assistants fully dedicated to your goals
Group

Life calculator

A quantitative model that prioritizes each of your goals by return on investment
Calculator

Ready-to-use files

A Drive folder with 1,000+ files ready to use to accelerate your upgrade work
Files

1-on-1 education

A tailored course on 200+ of the most valuable self-development concepts
Learning

WHY DO UP?

Because life is short and you have a lot you want to accomplish. Here are a few of the 40+ areas of life that UP helps you improve. 

PURPOSE

Improve your strategy, values, value-action alignment, integrity, and clarity

GOALS

Improve the odds you achieve what you truly want in life

CAREER

Improve your compensation, advancement, career capital, skills, satisfaction, and future-readiness

FINANCIAL

Improve your net assets, future earnings, portfolio diversification, and security

BEHAVIORAL

Improve your self-control, procrastination, habits, routines, and rituals

COGNITIVE

Improve your decision-making, learning, attention, memory, and creativity

EMOTIONAL

Improve your emotional intelligence, well-being, happiness, stress, and anxiety

HEALTH

Improve your lifespan and energy and reduce illnesses, diseases, injuries, and medical costs

FITNESS

Improve your strength, physique, weight, flexibility, and speed

SLEEP

Improve your waking and sleeping rituals, duration, quality, and dreams

NUTRITION

Improve your food’s nutritional value, quality, taste, convenience, and variety

RELATIONSHIPS

Improve your relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners
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WHO IS UP FOR?

UP is for the wildly ambitious who intend to leave a positive legacy for humanity. Do you have the following?

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AGENCY

A significant level of agency that you can focus on yourself

GROWTH

An unceasing hunger to be better than you were yesterday
Time

TIME

Thousands of hours you and your team can dedicate over months or years
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CAPITAL

Thousands of dollars to invest on salaries, tools, and assessments

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

UP is entirely customized based on your values, goals, personality, and unique circumstances. No two UPs are exactly alike, but every UP is intentionally designed to be the theoretically best investment you can possibly make for yourself. We calculate your expected return on investment before beginning and don’t proceed unless it’s plausibly better than any other investment you can think of. We’re genuinely trying to give you the life you’ve always wanted.

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