HeroMode started as a nebulous idea that kept growing over the years. This idea was shaped by several books on the topics of behavioral science, motivation, and habits. These insightful works make the science on human behavior accessible to everyone, and give us the tools to design our own behaviors and drive success. In this season of gratitude, we want to share with you the books that form the philosophical backbone of HeroMode!
We all have the natural drive to enrich our human experiences, to grow, and to achieve mastery. And often, we set goals to remind us of our aspirations. But goal setting can be tricky. Done well, it can guide us to success. Otherwise, as many of us have experienced, it can lead to frustration and disappointment.
Before we begin the goal setting season that comes with the new year, let's first build the right mindset for goals. As it turns out, how we think about goals can make a big difference in their effectiveness, and, more importantly, in our ability to enjoy the journey.
Thanks to a couple of wonderful suggestions from a HeroMode user, we have released v6.9 with new motivation features! Break down your big, challenging quests into multiple parts, and get rewarded as you complete each part! In addition, you can now assign more points to each quest, up to 5 points! This also means that a quest can earn up to 5 Piggy Coins! We hope these new features will keep you motivated as you tackle your big goals!
In this post, I finally complete my Adventure to quit Reddit! Thanks to HeroMode, I've been off Reddit for 415 days. At this point, I have forgotten what doom scrolling on Reddit used to feel like, and the grip it used to have on me. I've formed new routines, and content with this new norm without Reddit. If you have a bad habit that you are struggling to kick, or a new habit you wish to adopt, maybe HeroMode can help you too!
2023 has been an extremely exciting year for AI. As someone who has been working on machine learning, and specifically language understanding, for almost 10 years, I can't describe my amazement at what large language models can do today. But as AI tools become more powerful, and embed themselves into our daily workflows, what does that mean for the humans? How should we think about improving ourselves, and what specific areas and skills should we work on for success? Let's explore!
In today's blog post, we have a special guest, June, an early HeroMode beta user. June tells the story of her multi-year weight loss journey, and how she uses HeroMode to stay organized and motivated on her diet, exercise, and goals. Spoiler alert: after years of struggling, June finally reached her target weight this year!
Do you use HeroMode to set goals and track your progress? If so, HeroMode's newly released v6.4 might bring you some extra joy. We have given Adventure Milestones a refreshed design in v6.4, which is now available on iOS, web, and chrome extension. Adventure Milestones allow you to mark meaningful moments and track your progress towards long-term objectives. Whether you're learning a new language, writing a book, or launching a product, milestones help you break down your goals and provide boosts of motivation along the way.
HeroMode just got even more motivating! In the newly released v6.3, a leveling up system is now available for all your adventures! Every task you finish, and every point you earn, will now bring you one step further in your leveling up journey. Getting things done just got a lot more fun! Give it a try and let us know how your adventure goes!
HeroMode v6.3 is available on iOS, web, and Chrome extension.
HeroMode v6.2 has been released! We now have a Home screen (rebranded from the Quests screen which has been a common source of user confusion), new navigation icons, and better UI for iPad and web. We hope you like it!