self improvement articles by dean bokhari

Below, you'll find my most popular self-improvement articles and podcast episodes. All content is categorized around four major areas of focus: (1) physical // (2) intellectual // (3) emotional // (4) spiritual


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  1. To Think Outside The Box, First Get a Box

    Sep 23, 17 10:30 AM

    EP190. To Think Outside The Box, First Get a Box • In this episode/article combo: Learn what it takes to develop the creative habit.

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  2. The 5 Second Rule

    Sep 04, 17 11:38 AM

    EP189. The 5 Second Rule • In this episode, we'll take a quick look at the practical power of "The 5 Second Rule," created by author Mel Robbins

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  3. Action Leads to Motivation

    Sep 04, 17 10:43 AM

    EP188. Action Leads to Motivation (Versions: Article + Audio) • Most people believe they need to be motivated BEFORE taking action, but they've got it backwards...

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More Self-Improvement and Motivation Articles / Podcasts

  1. To Think Outside The Box, First Get a Box

  2. The 5 Second Rule

  3. Action Leads to Motivation

  4. Here's What Happens to Your Brain While Multitasking

  5. Know Thy Time

  6. Productivity Themes

  7. 10 Books That'll Make You a Creative Genius

  8. To Create Is To Combine

  9. 6 Journaling Ideas to Improve Your Life and Achieve Your Goals

  10. Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending

  11. 6 Strategies for Overcoming Envy

  12. Crucial Conversations

  13. Goals vs Systems

  14. Mind Like Water: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

  15. 30 Day Trials: The Secret to Starting Good Habits That Stick

  16. Focus on The Practice

  17. The 5 Love Languages - Which One Do You Speak?

  18. 30 Life Lessons Learned in 30 Years

  19. 3 Tricks on How to Avoid Procrastination

  20. Meaningful Work

  21. Feel The Fear, Take Action Anyway

  22. How Happiness Comes From Solving Problems

  23. 5 Deadly Mistakes That Prevent You From Achieving Your Goals

  24. How To Change When Change Is Hard — 3 Science-Backed Steps

  25. Pre-Suasion: To Influence Others, Use "The Principle of Unity"

  26. Paul Smith: Sell With a Story

  27. 8 Simple Ideas on Finding Your Calling

  28. Learn To Love Yourself: 9 Ways To Cultivate Self-Love

  29. 3 Reasons Why You're Unfulfilled

  30. Kute Blackson: You Are The One

  31. Psycho Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz : Book Summary

  32. You Make Mistakes--Mistakes Don't Make You

  33. The 10X Rule

  34. 3 Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms

  35. 4 Major Keys To Achieving Your Goals (Backed by Science)

  36. 99% is a BITCH; 100% is a BREEZE

  37. Tucker Max: How To Write a Best-Selling Book (Everything You Need to Know)

  38. Inspiration vs Motivation

  39. Jonah Berger: Invisible Influence

  40. Flow: The 9 Essential Elements of Happiness in Life and Work

  41. Kevin Kelly: The Technological Forces That Will Shape Your Future

  42. The Four Thieves of Productivity

  43. Michael Bungay Stanier - The Coaching Habit and The Power of Questions

  44. The First Key To Mastery : Finding Your Life's Task

  45. Getting Better Sleep : 17 Science-Backed Tips For Getting a Good Night's Sleep

  46. Know What You Want

  47. Shawn Stevenson - Sleep Smarter

  48. Joy-Money-Flow : The Simple Formula For The Work You Were Born To Do

  49. Disfluency - The Secret to Turning Knowledge into Power

  50. Chris Guillebeau - Born For This: How to Find the Work You Were Meant to Do

  51. Stretch Goals + SMART Goals = SUCCESS (Smarter Faster Better, Part II)

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