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Resistance : 3 Reasons You Fail To Live Your Dreams

EP126. Resistance | In this episode we'll talk about why most people fail to live their dreams, and 3 things you can do to overcome the fear of failing to do so.

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Positive Thinking Is NOT Enough

EP125: Positive Thinking Is NOT Enough • In this episode + article combo, we'll talk about why positive thinking is just ONE part of the 3-legged stool of success.

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Jay Papasan - The ONE Thing

EP124: Jay Papasan - The ONE Thing | My guest today is Jay Papasan, co-author of one of my all-time favorite books, “The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results.”

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The Power of Habit: 3 Steps To Creating Good Habits (and Breaking Bad Habits)

EP123: The Power of Habit | In this episode/article combo, you'll learn about 3 science-backed steps to creating good habits (and breaking bad ones)

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7 Habits of Highly Effective People vs Ineffective People

7 Habits of Highly Effective People is the one book I've come back to over and over (and over!) again since I discovered it nearly a decade ago. In this overview: Effective vs Ineffective People

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Take Action

Taking action is the only thing extraordinary individuals have in common across every field. If you aren't already doing so--It's time to motivate yourself to take action

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Presence by Amy Cuddy : Book Summary

Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy - Book Summary | Read on for my favorite big ideas from "Presence" by Amy Cuddy

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Stressed Out? Remember Your Core Values

EP120: Stressed Out? Remember Your Core Values | In this episode, we'll talk about a quick way to beat anxiety with what scientists call, "Self-Affirmation Theory"

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The Power of PRESENCE

EP118: The Power of PRESENCE | This episode was inspired by a book called "Presence" by Amy Cuddy. We'll talk about an actionable (and science-backed) idea on overcoming nervousness and stress

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Can't Get Motivated To Focus On Your Personal Growth and Development? Do This

This past week, my wife and I checked into a seaside villa, locked ourselves inside of it for 2 1/2 days, and took that time to reflect on 2015 and recharge for 2016. In this episode, I want to...

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Top 10 Self Development Podcasts of 2015

A quick roundup of my most popular self development podcasts / episodes published in 2015.

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Have Your Best Year Ever: 4 Simple Tips To Make 2016 Your Best Year Yet

In this episode/article, we'll talk about the top new years resolutions and why people fail at keeping them. Then we'll chat about 4 of my best tips to make 2016 a great year -- the year you CRUSH it.

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Cal Newport - Deep Work: Focused Success In A Distracted World

EP116: Cal Newport on doing "Deep Work" and finding focused success in a distracted world.

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The Talent Code

EP107 - The Talent Code | This episode is inspired by Dan Coyle's awesome book, "The Talent Code" - which is all about teaching us that greatness isn't born. It's Grown.

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The Science of Successful Learning: Massed Practice vs Interleaved Practice

Massed Practice and Interleaved Practice are two popular ways in which to learn something. In this article/episode, we'll talk about which one actually works.

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9 Tips To Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety

EP113: 9 Tips To Overcome Public Speaking Anxiety | Ever feel anxious about giving a public talk or presentation? If yes, check this article/podcast combo out for 9 tips on taming the fear.

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Ditch Digital Productivity Apps, Use These Journaling Ideas For Simple Success

Are those shiny productivity apps not workin' out for yah? Ceckout today's episode + article combo for my answer to one listener's question about finding a simple solution to success in the New Year

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Protein Powder, The China Study, and Turning Cancer Off

EP112: Protein Powder, The China Study, and Turning Cancer Off | Today’s episode/FlashClass is inspired by The China Study, and it’s all about protein consumption. In case you’ve never heard....

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The Happiness Hypothesis

EP110: The Happiness Hypothesis - Changing Personality, Reducing Social Anxiety + Defeating Depression | Some big ideas from "The Happiness Hypothesis" by Jonathan Haidt

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Get Out of the Box

I spent four excruciating years living in a box. I hated it. So I did something about it. I think it's time you do too. Discover not just how to think outside the box, but to live outside the box.

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Risk Taking: 7 Secrets To Succeeding As A Risk Taker

EP109: 7 Secrets To Succeeding As A Risk Taker | Let's talk about risk taking. But before we move on, let's get one thing out of the way: if you're..

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Areté

Areté -- a little Greek word that packs a powerful punch. Read on to find out exactly what it means and why it's one of those words I strive to live by *every* single day.

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Jenny Santi - The Giving Way To Happiness

EP108: Jenny Santi | On today's episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Jenny Santi, author of the new book, "The Giving Way To Happiness"

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4 Ways To Use Self-Improvement For Stress Management

In this episode, we'll dive into 4 ways I use self-improvement for stress management. Do this daily, and you'll be get ahead of a stressful situation *before* it occurs.

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Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

EP106: Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable (Article + Podcast Combo) | One of the reasons people don't do what they know they *really want* to do is because they're...

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Stop Being Reasonable. Be Unreasonable Instead

EP105: Be Unreasonable | In this episode, I'll be sharing some words of wisdom from Katie Couric's book, "The Best Advice I Ever Got"

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Tom Rath - Fully Charged

Are you fully charged on a daily basis? Checkout my interview with Tom Rath about his upcoming documentary, "Fully Charged," for a few tips on how to get charged at work--and at home.

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Muhammad Ali's Real Secret To Success--The Growth Mindset

EP103: Muhammad Ali's Real Secret To Success--The Growth Mindset | In this episode + article combo, we'll discuss how embracing a growth mindset can help you achieve greatness.

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How To Focus When You're Overwhelmed By Too Many Ideas

Ever feel overwhelmed by too many ideas? On today's Q/A episode of the podcast, you'll learn how to solve that problem once and for all so that you can overcome overwhelm and stay focused

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86,400 Ticks of The Clock

Today brings to each of us 1,440 minutes; 86,400 ticks of the clock. Time favors no one. Today merely says, ‘Here I am. What are you going to do with me?'

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Jesse Itzler - Living With a SEAL

On today's episode of the show, I'm joined by co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks and ultra-endurance athlete, Jesse Itzler to talk about his new book, "Living With a SEAL"

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Idea Juicing: How To Find Your Best Ideas Using The 80/20 Principle

In this episode/article, you'll learn how super successful people use the 80/20 Principle to find the best ideas in life and business (and how you can do it too)

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You Are Perfect

EP096: You Are Perfect | "Nobody's perfect" - we've all heard it, said it, and most people believe it. But in his book, "The Fifth Agreement," don Miguel Ruiz questions this sentiment...

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Rising Strong by Brené Brown - Book Summary

Rising Strong by Brené Brown - Book Summary | In this book summary, we'll take a look at some of the big ideas behind Brené Brown's book about resilience.

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How To Stop Procrastinating : Why Smart People Procrastinate and How To Stop

How To Stop Procrastinating | In this episode/article, you'll learn why smart people procrastinate and a 3-step method on how to stop procrastinating immediately.

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12 Powerful Mini Habits To Practice Each Day

“Mini habits” are daily routines/rituals that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of doing so.

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Self-Talk

In this episode, you'll learn how your self-talk has an impact on your self-image, and how your self-image has an impact on your self-confidence.

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Respond Rather Than React

Respond Rather Than React | In this episode/article, we'll talk about the difference between people that RESPOND vs. REACT in life... Responders are successful. Reactors are not.

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Habit Ramps - The Secret To Starting Habits That Stick

Habit Ramps | Ever struggle to start a new habit? If yes, you're not alone. In this episode, you'll discover how to setup simple little triggers to start--and stick with--any habit.

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Your Brain on Bread (Plus: Book Summary on Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD)

In this episode, we'll be doing a quick book summary with some of the most actionable insights behind the book, "Grain Brain" by David Perlmutter, MD

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Constraints = Freedom

Constraints = Freedom | In this article/episode we'll chat about how constraints can create freedom for you in life and at work; helping to make you more productive and successful.

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"I Get to" vs "I Have to"

How much of your day is spent doing things you have to do (as opposed to the things you get to do.) In my experience, the people who’ve built the most fulfilling + successful lifestyle are...

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DECIDE - Define your purpose and decide to cut off everything else

DECIDE | Did you know that to "decide" literally means "to cut off"? In this episode/article we'll discuss and define what it means to DECIDE on what's most important in your life.

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Goal-Setting: Should You Share Your Goals? (Yes and No)

Today I'm answering a question about goal-setting. More specifically, about whether you should share your goals or keep them private.

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Want Success? Start With Developing a Vision

Developing a vision is one of those things you just can't skim through if you want to do BIG things in life. In this episode/article you'll learn how to develop a vision for future success

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Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari - Book Summary

In this book summary/article/episode, we’ll be going over a few knowledge bombs gleaned from Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

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Bruce Lee's "Wisdom For The Way"

A few of Bruce Lee's philosophies and knowledge bombs from his book, Wisdom For The Way

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  1. Resistance : 3 Reasons You Fail To Live Your Dreams

    Feb 08, 16 12:16 PM

    EP126. Resistance | In this episode we'll talk about why most people fail to live their dreams, and 3 things you can do to overcome the fear of failing to do so.

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