Dean Bokhari's Self Development blog + podcast. Weekly articles, podcasts, and book summaries to help you build your most meaningful life, both personally and professionally.
EP177. Crucial Conversations • If you've ever been involved in a conversation of any kind that started off well -- but ended up going off the rails into an emotional train-wreck [...]
EP176. Goals vs Systems • In this episode, we discuss the difference between a Goals-focus vs a Systems-focus approach to success. You'll learn how - and when - to use each to maximize your [...]
EP174. Mind Like Water • Let's discuss a core principle for achieving stress-free producitivity: getting stuff out of your head and into a trusted productivity system...
EP173. 30-Day Trials: The Secret to Starting Good Habits That Stick • 30-day trials are one of the most game-changing personal development ideas I’ve ever incorporated into my life. And today [...]
EP172. Focus on The Practice • It’s the new year, and by now you’ve probably reflected on the past and you’ve probably started setting some resolutions and goals for the
EP171. The 5 Love Languages • Love is a language, just like English and Arabic. Today, you're about to find out how to use the right language so you can take your relationship to the next level.
EP170. 30 Life Lessons Learned in 30 Years • In this episode + article combo, I'll be sharing 30 of my top life lessons learned over my first 30 years on this planet.
EP169. 3 Tricks on How to Avoid Procrastination
EP168. Meaningful Work • How closely aligned are your personal values with your professional values? In this episode, I share the story of Patagonia [...]
EP166. Feel The Fear, Take Action Anyway • Fear… It freezes people in place. And there’s only one way to avoid becoming frozen in place by fear—we must take action.
EP165. Happiness Comes From Solving Problems • This episode is all about problems... Now, most folks tend to think that problems are a bad thing. But they're not. At least not if [...]
EP164. 5 Deadliest Mistakes That Prevent You From Achieving Your Goals • In this episode, you'll learn the common mistakes most people when trying to accomplish their goals, and [...]
EP163. How To Change When Change Is Hard • No matter who you are, no matter what you’ve achieved, if you’re anything like 99.9999% of people on this planet, it’s likely that you’ve got at least one...
EP162. Pre-Suasion • In this episode, we'll discuss how to influence others through the principle of "Unity." Inspired by the book, Pre-Suasion by Robert Cialdini
EP160. Paul Smith: Sell With a Story • In this episode I'm joined by author Paul Smith, here to show us how to craft powerful stories to sell our ideas, products, and/or services to the world.
EP159. 8 Simple Ideas on Finding Your Calling • In this episode we'll discuss several simple ideas on how to find your calling, outlined in Jen Sincero's book "You Are a Badass"
EP158. Learn To Love Yourself • Do you love yourself? A surprisingly huge number of people don't. Here are 9 things that have helped me cultivate the self-love we all desire and deserve in life.
EP157. 3 Reasons Why You're Unfulfilled • If you're unfulfilled in life, or just sort of going through the motions without a meaningful sense of purpose, then there are only three reasons why [...]
EP156. Kute Blackson: You Are The One • On today's episode, get ready for a passion-fueled, straight-forward, conversation on finding your life's purpose with author Kute Blackson.
Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz : Book Summary • This is an article + episode combo on one of the cornerstone-books in the Self-Help genre: "Psycho Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz
EP154. You Make Mistakes--Mistakes Don't Make You • In this episode we'll talk about how to overcome failure, inspired by the classic book, Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
EP153. The 10X Rule • In this episode we'll look at 3 of my favorite big ideas from "The 10X Rule" by Grant Cardone: 1) Aim 10X higher and do 10X more...
EP152. 3 Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms • This episode was inspired by the book, "The Code of The Extraordinary Mind" by Vishen Lakhiani
EP151. 4 Major Keys To Achieving Your Goals (Backed by Science)
EP150. 99% is a BITCH; 100% is a BREEZE • In his book, "The Success Principles," Jack Canfield tells us that the spoils of victory go to those who make a 100% commitment to the outcome, to those...
EP149. Tucker Max • In this episode, I'm joined by three-time #1 NY-Times best-selling author and CEO of Book In A Box, Tucker Max, to discuss how to write and publish a best-selling book.
EP148. Inspiration vs Motivation • There's a subtle difference between inspiration and motivation - but it's a biggie for anyone who wants sustainable success, rather than a momentary pump-up
EP147: Jonah Berger: Invisible Influence • In this episode, I'm joined by author Jonah Berger to discuss his new book, "Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior"
EP146. Flow • In this episode, we'll be talking about "Flow," which is a term that author Mihály Csíkszentmihályi uses to describe that feeling of total awesomeness you experience when you're
EP145. Kevin Kelly • In this episode, I'm joined by author Kevin Kelly to discuss his new book, "The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future"
EP143. The Four Thieves of Productivity (Avoid Them At All Cost) • Give up the following four thieves of productivity in order to get more of what you want, and less of what you don’t
EP144. Michael Bungay Stanier - The Coaching Habit • In this interview, we dive into how you can become a better leader and build better relationships by asking better questions...
EP141. The First Key To Mastery : Finding Your Life's Task • In this article + episode combo, we'll explore how you can achieve Mastery and do meaningful work.
EP139. Getting Better Sleep • In this article/episode, we'll be covering a list of Do's and Don'ts on getting better sleep, inspired by Arianna Huffington's book, The Sleep Revolution
EP138. Know What You Want • Aristotle once said, "The way to achieve success is first to have a definite, clear practical ideal---a goal, an objective. Second, have the [...]
EP137. Shawn Stevenson: Sleep Smarter • On today's episode of the podcast, we’re going to be talking about sleep… Now, we’ve all been told how important it is to get enough sleep — but [...]
EP136. Joy-Money-Flow • In this episode, I'll be sharing a simple formula to help you find the work you were born to do...
EP135. Disfluency: The Secret to Turning Knowledge into Power • Ever try to remember something, only to realize your brain can't find the folder? Today you'll learn why it happens + what to do...
EP134. Chris Guillebeau - Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do • Author Chris Guillebeau stops by to discuss how to optimize the joy, money and flow you get out of your work.
EP133. Stretch Goals + SMART Goals = SUCCESS (Stretch and SMART goals examples included) • Part II of our two-part series on how to be smarter, faster and better at everything you do.
EP132: How to Be Smarter, Faster and Better at Everything You Do, Part I: Sexy Stretch Goals, Bullet Train Thinking, and Why SMART Goals Don't Work
EP131. Daniel Coyle • Today I'm joined by Daniel Coyle, author of The Talent Code, and he's here to tell us about what it really takes to tap into your greatest skills and talents.
EP130: Carmine Gallo - The Storyteller's Secret • In this interview, you'll learn to craft compelling stories that can help you inspire, instruct, and drive positive change both in life and business.
This article/episode was inspired by a book called The Like Switch, which outlines 13 “Laws of Attraction”—NOT to be confused with the “Law of Attraction” which is something different..
EP127: Strategic Procrastination • This article + episode combo was inspired by "Originals" by Adam Grant. Get ready to learn how to achieve success through productive procrastination.
I'm no relationship counselor, but earlier this year the wifey + I came up with 11 things we think will help us maintain a happy relationship. We think they're awesome. Hopefully you will, too
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.
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.
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.”