Dean Bokhari's Self Development blog + podcast. New articles, podcasts, and book summaries posted twice a week to help you build your most meaningful life -- personally and professionally.
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...
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
Today I'm answering a question about goal-setting. More specifically, about whether you should share your goals or keep them private.
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
In this book summary/article/episode, we’ll be going over a few knowledge bombs gleaned from Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari
A few of Bruce Lee's philosophies and knowledge bombs from his book, Wisdom For The Way
Today I'm joined by author Todd Henry, to discuss creativity, productive passion, and discovering (and then doing) meaningful work to help you live like you give damn.
In today's episode, I'll be sharing some seriously awesome knowledge bombs from Austin Kleon's book on creativity, called "Steal Like An Artist"
The "No Matter What" Commitment is my method for getting things done and defeating decision fatigue -- the little-known thing that's crippling your motivation and draining your energy.
Today I'm joined by Aaron Morton, founder of The Confidence Lounge. Tune-in for a crash-course on self-confidence and charisma.
Why telling yourself (or others) to "do your best" doesn't work. Don't do your best. Do this instead...
In this episode / article, you'll find out about one of the most valuable skills to learn in life... Once I managed to master this one skill, every other area of my life dramatically improved as well.
Creativity can be an elusive term. Use these 5 creativity books to help you define and tap into your own creative potential - both personally and professionally.
In episode #74 of the podcast, I answer two business questions about how to make money online without being sleazy or slimy.
The power of belief is a wonderful - and very dangerous - thing. Here's a few tips on how to use it to your advantage.
The War of Art: Break Through The Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles - Book Summary | Read or Listen Now on FlashBooks | Steven Pressfield
You've heard the old saying: "All great leaders are readers." Checkout this list of 25 books that'll teach you the best leadership lessons ever.
In today's episode, we'll do a quick summary of a big idea from the book, "Essentialism" by Greg McKeown. We'll also chat about making empowering choices in life and business.
Episode #071: "The Power of Focusing On What You Want (How your brain's Reticular Activating System function...
EP#70: Dan Ward - The Simplicity Cycle | On today's episode of the podcast, I'm joined by Dan Ward, author of "The Simplicity Cycle"
"There are many things I want to do in life, but fear, anxiety, and worry prevent me from doing them. How do I overcome this paralyzing fear?"
Still having trouble overcoming procrastination? Aren't we all. Here are 3 unconventional methods to getting over your procrastination habit today (don't procrastinate on reading this)
Episode 067: How To Focus | As the title entails, in this episode of The Meaningful Show podcast, we'll talk about an effective strategy for staying focused on the things that matters most.
If you want to do what you love for a living then you need to remember these 10 things. They'll help you on your path to cultivating and sustaining a meaningful career doing work you love.
Wanna stop binging on burgers + Big Gulps? In today's episode you'll learn the research behind weight loss and willpower - and how to use it to get that gut back in check once and for all
How to consciously control your brain from getting distracted.
Today I'm joined by best-selling author, Tom Rath to discuss the 3 keys to energizing your work and life, from his sixth book: "Are You Fully Charged? The 3 Keys To Energizing Your Work And Life"
Is the balanced life a boring life? Here's a little story about how I learned the answer to that question.
Don't worry about getting dressed up for work today, because you're about to learn how to create a Business in Blue Jeans with Susan Baroncini-Moe on Episode #64 of Meaningful*FM