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.
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.”
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)
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
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
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"
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
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...
A quick roundup of my most popular self development podcasts / episodes published in 2015.
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.
EP116: Cal Newport on doing "Deep Work" and finding focused success in a distracted world.
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.