December Happenings

December Happenings | Madefor



We are back with another Monthly Madefor Happenings email, your source for last month’s wrap-up and not-to-miss happenings coming up in December.


💭 A Thought From Our Co-Founder Pat…


You’re not enough might seem like a strange message, but it’s been a consistent theme in our live Basecamps Conversations over the past few months. Our last three esteemed guests addressed it in their own way: 


Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett (Neuroscientist, Psychologist, Expert on Human Emotion) shared that our nervous systems require the participation of others to be their best. 


Blessing Offor (Acclaimed Songwriter/Singer and Blind Nigerian Immigrant) shared that we’re only disabled when we lose interest in exploring unique perspectives. 


Dr. Vanessa Bohns (Social Psychologist, Expert on Influence) shared that we have far more power than we realize to shape and be shaped by the world that surrounds us. 


As you work your way through the highs and lows this holiday season, don’t lose sight of the opportunity that comes from being surrounded by friends, family, and even strangers. With a little kindness, curiosity, and compassion, you have the power to bring out the best in yourself and others.


Together, we’re better. 


Happy Holidays.


🎤 We Launched A Podcast!


We took our Live Basecamp conversations and turned them into a Podcast!


Hosted by Madefor Co-Founder and former Navy SEAL, Pat Dossett, Basecamp is a series of conversations with scientists, psychologists, peak performers, and other experts where we distill the science of wellness and human potential into actionable steps so that you can live your best life. 


Check out the first two out now!

  • Episode 1 with Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett to Learn How to Better Balance Your Emotions
  • Episode 2 with Dr. Vanessa Bohns on The Science of Influence and How to Get What We Want. 

Subscribe Today!


*Available on Apple, Spotify, and various podcast platforms. 


🗣 How to Increase Your Influence 


During our November Basecamp Conversation, our Co-Founder, Pat, spoke with renowned social psychologist and author, Dr. Vanessa Bohns, in November. Here are three tips on how to increase your influence based on the conversation:


Practice Getting Perspective. It's easy to assume we know what people are thinking; however, we are often wrong. The next time you are in a situation where you observe yourself falling into this trap, stop! Ask the person you're interacting with what they are feeling and experiencing instead of assuming you know. They'll appreciate you asking them, and you just upped your influence quotient!


Reframe. The next time you catch yourself having those “nobody likes me,” “I don’t really matter,” or “I’m not enough” thoughts, take to your journal and write down three reasons you feel that way. Now turn those negatives into positives by reframing them. 


Pay it Forward. The next time you think a nice thought about someone, tell them. It can be in person, by phone, text, email, or in a note. Bonus: it'll give you both the warm fuzzies!


Enjoy the entire conversation with Pat and Dr. Bohns on our Youtube here, read the full recap on our blog, or listen to the Basecamp Podcast.


🗓 Out With the Old to Make Way For the New


Mark your calendar for this December’s Live Basecamp Conversation on December 17th at 4 pm PT with renowned neuroscientist and Madefor Lead Advisor, Dr. Andrew Huberman and Madefor Co-Founder, Pat where we’ll discuss:

  • how to leave 2021 behind
  • how to make space for your best intentions in 2022


RSVP here!


More about Dr. Andrew Huberman


Dr. Andrew Huberman is a Neuroscientist, Head of the Huberman Lab at Stanford, and our Madefor Lead Advisor. Andrew's contributions to the scientific community are remarkable, and one of his greatest talents is his ability to simplify complex scientific topics like neuroplasticity, so anyone can practically apply these principles to their life. He has been a critical component to building the Madefor Program and continues to be a regular contributor to the experience. 


Andrew’s podcast, The Huberman Lab Podcast, is also one of the top health and wellness podcasts in the world!


Check out it out and subscribe here

🍭 For Your Consideration: A Few Extra Treats for Your Brain This Month  


Need to get alert or calm down quickly? Use your breath! Watch Dr. Huberman’s 2-minute video, “Use Your Breath,” to find out how different breathing techniques can result in immediate changes in your nervous system. 


In case you missed it, read and share our Veteran’s Day blog. Pat announced that the program is now available for free to active duty service members, veterans, and military dependents. Read the blog for more information on the offer and to learn more about the Madefor Program.