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.
EP143. The Four Thieves of Productivity (Avoid Them At All Cost)
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.
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.
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.
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
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....
EP110: The Happiness Hypothesis - Changing Personality, Reducing Social Anxiety + Defeating Depression | Some big ideas from "The Happiness Hypothesis" by Jonathan Haidt
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.
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..
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"
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.
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...
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"
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.
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.
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
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?'
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"
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)
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...