Eliot Redelman


MeetĀ Eliot Redelman.


Sydney and online

+61 (0) 438 481 143

$100 / hr

Here is a list of exercises I can run you through or ideas that I can explain that may help you build models of the world around you and more effectively interface with the challenges you might face.

Time management

That skill of analysing where your time is currently going.

Revealed preferences

The idea that our actions reveal us our preferences – sometimes we eat ice cream even if we know we shouldn’t.

Sleep skills

The process of evaluating your quality of sleep, and trying things to improve it.

Smart goals

Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely.

Hamming questions

What’s the most important problem in your life right now?

Systems thinking

(Solve a problem once) – Keep the keys at the door. etc.

Travelling the streams

Life is all go; judge your success by how fast you travel through the streams, not whether you actually finish projects.

Experimental method

How to test the changes you make in your life

Internal double crux

So you kind of agree, but you kind of disagree – what’s going on – how do we reconcile that?


Dr Gottman fourĀ horsemen of divorce, and some basics of relationships (communication)


You know how great it feels to win. That. But when you are trying to do the first push up, on the way to greatness.

Adaptive problems

So you thought you fixed it, but then something else went wrong to stop your solution from working. Let’s investigate.

Noticing things

When was the last time you tripped over? A well tuned system should never have errors. Even the smallest of things going wrong can be an indication of bigger problems just waiting to happen.


The excuses you tell yourself when you are adamant that you are on the right track only to later find out how wrong you were.

Secretary problem

Mathematical solution to the problem of a specific type of choice

Fermi estimates

Back of the envelop calculations.

Confidence intervals, equivalence bets, predictions

The power of estimates is the power of being able to tell the future. How do you get better at that.

Iteration cycles, Schelling points

How often do you check up on “is it all going to plan”?

Extinction learning

Unlearn bad habits

Chesterton’s fence

Do you cross a red light in an intersection at 2am? Why or why not?

Measure things

Tracking, because evidence is power.

Remembering names

Every trick in the book.

Goal setting exercises

Do what you want to do.

Achieving long term goals

Connect the salience of distant goals to the nearer actions that take you closer to there


The thought; “will this crazy plan actually work?” and, “will I be surprised if it all goes wrong”