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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.

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Mental Subtraction

219. Mental Subtraction | In this episode, we discuss how gratitude can lose its potency over time, and what you can do about it.

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The Power of Now

217. The Power of Now | Versions Available: Podcast, Article | This article/episode was inspired by The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. In this piece, we’ll be discussing how to defeat anxiety and stress by bringing yourself into the present moment.

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4 Goal Setting Tricks and Techniques You Need to Know

216. 4 Goal Setting Tricks and Techniques You Need to Know (That are Also Backed by Science) | Versions Available: Podcast, Article

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7 Simple Ways to Generate Ideas (For Anything)

215. 7 Simple Ways to Generate Ideas (For Anything) | Versions Available: Podcast, Article | Ideas come from everywhere—except for when we need them most. In this piece, you'll learn how to start coming up with phenomenal ideas anytime, anywhere, using some simple[...]

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5 Tips For Avoiding Procrastination

214. 5 Tips For Avoiding Procrastination | Most of us procrastinate. Correction: ALL of us procrastinate. Heck, I even procrastinated writing this article. Read on, or tap the Play button below to find out how to not do that anymore.

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Be Antifragile

213. Antifragile | Version(s) Available: Podcast | On this episode of the podcast, I'm giving you a sample audiobook summary of one of my ALL-time favorite books: Antifragile by Nassim Taleb [...]

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You Are NOT Your Inner Dialogue

212. You Are NOT Your Inner Dialogue | Versions Available: Podcast, Article | You and the voice of your mind -- that ongoing inner dialogue -- are not one and the same. You, who you ARE at the core of your being, is separate and distinct from the voice of your mind [...]

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Do You Care Too Much About What People Think?

211. Do You Care Too Much About What People Think? | Versions Available: Podcast

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The Bystander Effect—Don't Just Stand There, Do Something!

210. Be Specific (or The Bystander Effect Will Kill You) | Versions Available: Article, Podcast | Imagine you’re at work. It’s a normal day. Business as usual. You need to pee, so you get up and walk towards the bathroom to handle your business. As you head back to [...]

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5 Principles of Success (from Principles : Life and Work by Ray Dalio)

209. Principles: Life and Work | Versions Available: Article, Podcast | In this article + podcast combo, we'll be looking at Ray Dalio's 5 principles of success from his book 'Principles : Life and Work'

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3 Obstacles to Mastery : The Dabbler, Obsessive, and Hacker

207. 3 Obstacles to Mastery : The Dabbler, Obsessive, and Hacker | Available Versions: Article, Podcast | This episode was inspired by Mastery by George Leonard -- a game-changing book, jam-packed with Big Ideas on creating a life that caters to meaningful work and personal

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Sell or Be Sold

206. Sell or Be Sold | Available Versions: Article, Podcast | Today's episode/article is focused on helping you realize and utilize the simple idea that everything in life is about selling.

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Self Development and Communication

205. Self Development and Communication—6 Ways to Elevate Your Life by Elevating Your Communication | Available Versions: Article, Podcast

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Turning Weakness into Strength

204. Turning Weakness into Strength | Versions Available: Article, Podcast | A few days ago, the wife and I found out that our two year-old, Nora—who’d been coughing and crying and causing all kinds of chaos—had caught pneumonia. So we took her to our pediatrician, who [...]

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Skin in the Game: Self-Ownership and Why Freedom is Never Free

203. Skin in the Game | Versions Available: Article, Podcast | “What matters isn’t what a person has or doesn’t have; it is what he or she is afraid of losing.“—Nassim Nicholas Taleb (from Skin in the Game) | Once upon a time, a wild wolf stumbles his way into a [...]

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The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy : Book Summary

202. The Compound Effect | Versions Available: Article, Podcast | The Compound Effect - Book Summary | Read or Listen to the first 3 Big ideas from 'The Compound Effect' by Darren Hardy

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Idea Killers

201. Idea Killers | Versions Available: Article, Podcast | Throughout your fantastic life, you'll likely interact with a range of different people. Some of them will be awesome. Some of them will not. The worst among them? Idea killers. Here's how to handle them...

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12 Rules for Life by Jordan B. Peterson : Book Summary

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos - Book Summary | Read or Listen to the first 3 Big ideas from '12 Rules for Life' by Jordan B. Peterson

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Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back

200. Stand Up Straight With Your Shoulders Back | Versions Available: Audio (Podcast), Article | Today's piece was inspired by the book '12 Rules for Life' by Jordan Peterson. In this piece, we'll look at three of Peterson's 12 rules.

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Here's How to Figure Out if You're a Morning Person vs Night Person

199. Are You a Morning Person, Night Owl, or Somewhere in the Middle? | Versions Available: Audio, Show Notes | In this episode we'll take a look at how to determine your "Daily When" the time of day when you're operating at your natural best (from When by Daniel Pink)

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How to Make Yourself Indispensable

198. How to Make Yourself Indispensable | Versions Available: Audio, Article | How indispensable do you believe yourself to be …to your employer? …to your customers? …to anyone you rely on to regularly exchange value with?

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Focus on The Practice

EP197. 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

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30 More Life Lessons Learned in 30 Years

195/6. 30 More Life Lessons Learned in 30 Years | A follow-up article + podcast to last year's "30 Life Lessons" piece.

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How to Find Your Why and Communicate Your Purpose to the World

194. Find Your Why • Available versions: Article | Podcast • In this piece, you'll learn how to construct a powerful WHY Statement - which is how you communicate your purpose to the world.

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The Willpower Instinct

193. The Willpower Instinct • Available versions: Podcast • Today's episode is about building willpower, inspired by Kelly McGonigal's book, "The Willpower Instinct"

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The Guide To Developing Self-Discipline

EP192. The Guide to Developing Self-Discipline • Available versions: Article | Podcast • If you lookup the definition of self-discipline, you’ll usually see something [...]

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5 Steps to Unleash Your "Success Mechanism"

EP191. 5 Steps to Unleash Your "Success Mechanism" • This episode was inspired by one of my all-time favorite self-improvement books: "Psycho-Cybernetics" by Maxwell Maltz.

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To Think Outside The Box, First Get a Box

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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The 5 Second Rule

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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Action Leads to Motivation

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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Here's What Happens to Your Brain While Multitasking

EP187. What Happens to Your Brain When You Multitask? • In this episode, you'll learn the science behind "brain-multitasking" -- and when it works vs when it doesn't.

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Know Thy Time

EP186. Know Thy Time • In this episode + article combo, we'll look at some time-tested productivity wisdom from Peter Drucker, author of "The Effective Executive"

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Productivity Themes

EP185. Productivity Themes • In this episode, we'll talk about using daily themes to boost your productivity. I'll also be announcing a cool new thing we'll be doing here at MeaningfulHQ.

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10 Books That'll Make You a Creative Genius

EP184. 10 Books That'll Make You a Creative Genius • This episode + article combo is exactly what it sounds like--a breakdown of my top 10 creativity books, and some actionable insights from each.

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To Create Is To Combine

EP183. To Create Is To Combine • The best way to create is to combine, and then re-combine your ideas and experiences. In today's podcast episode, I'll show you how.

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6 Journaling Ideas to Improve Your Life and Achieve Your Goals

EP181. Write it Down, Make it Happen • In this episode + article combo, I'll share 6 journaling ideas that can take your personal development game to the next level.

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Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending

EP179. Happy Money • In this episode + article combo, we'll take a look at 6 science-backed strategies for happier spending.

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6 Strategies for Overcoming Envy

EP178. Overcoming Envy • Do you find yourself envious of people around you more often than you’d like to admit? If so, you're definitely not alone. We've all been there at some point.

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Crucial Conversations

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 [...]

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Goals vs Systems

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 [...]

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Mind Like Water: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

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...

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

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 [...]

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The 5 Love Languages - Which One Do You Speak?

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.

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30 Life Lessons Learned in 30 Years

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.

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3 Tricks on How to Avoid Procrastination

EP169. 3 Tricks on How to Avoid Procrastination

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Meaningful Work

EP168. Meaningful Work • How closely aligned are your personal values with your professional values? In this episode, I share the story of Patagonia [...]

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Feel The Fear, Take Action Anyway

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.

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How Happiness Comes From Solving Problems

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 [...]

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5 Deadly Mistakes That Prevent You From Achieving Your Goals

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 [...]

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  1. Mental Subtraction

    Nov 22, 18 12:22 AM

    219. Mental Subtraction | In this episode, we discuss how gratitude can lose its potency over time, and what you can do about it.

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