About MindVault

What is MindVault?

MindVault makes powerful ideas more easily accessible.

It connects you to ideas that trigger curiosity, exploration and learning — so you can upgrade your model of the world.

MindVault is a direction for your own journey.

A starting point.

A new portal to personal growth.

If you want to learn more about the philosophy and world view MindVault builds on, read:

How Does MindVault Work?


MindVault presents you with distinct ideas and concepts that are related to one of the main pillars of personal growth (Calibration, Awareness, Navigation, Cultivation).

Click here for a deep dive into these pillars

Calibration (click) Calibrate and become more resilient to outside influences on your thoughts, emotions and decisions.
Intellectual Understanding How your environments impact how you feel, what you think & what you do
Systems & Structures
  • Cultural narratives
  • Societal premises
  • Political systems
  • Media systems
  • Incentive structures
  • Organizational psychology
  • Belief formation
  • Suggestibility
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Group/ Mass Psychology

Visceral Awareness Understanding how you are being influenced as it is happening
  • Mindfulness
  • Humility

Mental Resilience Don't act on unwanted influences
  • Self-Reflection
  • Better Environments
  • Behavior Resilience

Awareness (click) Understand more about your place in the world and what you truly want out of life.
Self-perception How you see yourself as an individual
  • Character vs. Personality
  • Strengths & Weaknesses
  • (Limits of) Knowledge
Intrinsic Motivators Understanding what drives you
  • Needs
  • Desires
Extrinsic Motivators Understanding what pulls you
  • Formulated Goals
  • Assumed Proxies for Happiness

Navigation (click) Become able to construct ideas, set goals, make plans and act on them effectively while cultivating appreciation for where you are at every step along the way.
Cognitive Capacity Being able to comprehend various complexities
  • Logic & Reason
  • Number-based Structures
  • Systems Thinking
  • Intellectual Variability
  • ...

Belief Calibration Understanding, testing and iterating your beliefs about what’s right, wrong and possible
  • Growth Mindset
  • Process Orientation
  • Passion Calibration
  • ...

Mental Models Useful reductions of the complexity of the terrain of reality to maps that help you navigate the world
  • Meta-ethics
  • Rules of the Game of Life
  • Concern, Influence, Acceptance
  • ...

Cultivation (click) Nourishing the process of learning and creating opportunities through curiosity and inspiration.
Habits Useful regular and frequent actions
  • Physical Health
  • Baseline Productivity
  • Creative Expression
  • Resilient Social Interactions
  • ...

Repeated Motivation Self-induced motivation to overcome inertia and procrastination
  • Content-based Self-motivation
  • Self-motivating Practices
  • ...

Social Interaction People skills and relationship building
  • Professional Connections
  • Close Social Circle
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Love
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Conflict
  • Competition

Mind Wellness Cultivating a healthy inner mental and emotional landscape
  • Gratitude
  • Acceptance
  • Equanimity
  • ...

For each of these ideas you will find a quick introduction — an access point to the deeper concept.

A few specific resources (articles, videos, ...) will help you explore the idea further on your own.

At the bottom of each idea, there is an extensive resource list with books, podcasts, Youtube channels and much more that are loosely related to the idea and that might be valuable for your own further exploration and learning path.

Can I Contribute?

As humans, we usually default to 'experts' for knowledge and inspiring ideas — however, one of the core convictions behind MindVault is that basically everyone has valuable ideas and perspectives to offer to others.

That's why you can contribute directly to MindVault.

If there's an idea, a concept or an insight from science, philosophy or any other area of life that you find meaningful, reach out here:

Or just send an email to philipp@philhagspiel.com.

You will get featured and tagged (with your Instagram, Twitter or Website) as the contributor for your idea.

Let's build this together! 🚀