OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson features the best Big Ideas from the best optimal living books. More wisdom in less time to help you live your greatest life.

Episode Date
How to Change Your Life in Just 3-Minutes a Day
24:13
This podcast is a sneak peek of the welcome you will see Day 1 as part of Heroic Basic training, which will be available on the app on April 9th.

Watch the video (and read the invitation letter here: https://www.heroic.us/obh from our Founder and CEO Brian Johnson) to learn all about our new Heroic social training platform that’s all about helping YOU to be the best, most Heroic version of yourself so we can change the world together—one person at a time, starting with you and me and us TODAY.

To learn more about the Heroic social training platform built to change the world by helping you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself, and how to save 50% off Heroic (… FOREVER!) go: www.heroic.us

To learn more about how to join the movement as a Heroic investor go to: www.heroic.us/invest

And if you haven’t already, you can get a lifetime premium Optimize by Heroic membership for FREE (used to be $250) as a gift from Heroic: www.heroic.us/optimize

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Certain information set forth in this message contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws (collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” intend,” “goal,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “would,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Except for statements of historical fact, the information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of Heroic; (ii) completion of, and the use of proceeds from, the sale of the convertible notes being offered hereunder; (iii) the expected development of Heroic’s business; (iv) execution of Heroic’s vision and growth strategy; (v) sources and availability of third-party financing; and (vi) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand our beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not rely on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Although forward-looking statements contained in this message are based upon what we believe are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Heroic undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or our estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws.

With respect to our intended Regulation A offering, no money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted.

No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement filed by the company with the SEC has been qualified by the SEC. Any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of acceptance given after the date of qualification.

An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
Mar 21, 2022
Why Not Everyone Will Succeed in Becoming the Best Version of Themselves
28:58
Are you showing up as the best, most Heroic version of yourself?

And if not, why not? 

www.heroic.us  ← Go here to learn more about the Heroic social training platform built to change the world by helping you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself, and how to save 50% off Heroic… FOREVER!

To learn more about how to join the movement as a Heroic investor go to: www.heroic.us/invest

And if you haven’t already, you can get a lifetime premium Optimize by Heroic membership for FREE (used to be $250) as a gift from Heroic: www.heroic.us/optimize

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Certain information set forth in this message contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws(collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” intend,” "goal,” “plan,” “believe,” "expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “would,”“will” and similar references to future periods. Except for statements of historical fact, the information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of Heroic; (ii) completion of, and the use of proceeds from, the sale of the convertible notes being offered hereunder; (iii) the expected development of Heroic’s business; (iv) execution of Heroic’s vision and growth strategy; (v) sources and availability of third-party financing; and (vi) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand our beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not rely on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Although forward-looking statements contained in this message are based upon what we believe are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Heroic undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or our estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws.

With respect to our intended Regulation A offering, no money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted.

No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement filed by the company with the SEC has been qualified by the SEC. Any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of acceptance given after the date of qualification.

An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
Mar 15, 2022
Who are your heroes_ Meet the ones in Brian's office. (Part 2)
Learn more about the Heroic social training platform built to change the world by helping you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself. www.heroic.us

Learn more about how to join the movement as a Heroic investor: www.heroic.us/invest

Get a lifetime premium Optimize Wisdom membership for FREE (used to be $250) as a gift from Heroic: www.optimize.me

Note: Any time we mention our prospective next crowdfunding round, our attorneys tell us we should mention the following:

Certain information set forth in this message contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws (collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” intend,” “goal,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “would,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Except for statements of historical fact, the information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of Heroic; (ii) completion of, and the use of proceeds from, the sale of the convertible notes being offered hereunder; (iii) the expected development of Heroic’s business; (iv) execution of Heroic’s vision and growth strategy; (v) sources and availability of third-party financing; and (vi) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand our beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not rely on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Although forward-looking statements contained in this message are based upon what we believe are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Heroic undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or our estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws.

With respect to our intended Regulation A offering, no money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted.

No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement filed by the company with the SEC has been qualified by the SEC. Any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of acceptance given after the date of qualification.

An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
Feb 07, 2022
Who are your heroes? Meet the ones in Brian's office. (Part 1)
23:54
Learn more about the Heroic social training platform built to change the world by helping you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself. www.heroic.us

Learn more about how to join the movement as a Heroic investor: www.heroic.us/invest

Get a lifetime premium Optimize Wisdom membership for FREE (used to be $250) as a gift from Heroic: www.optimize.me

Note: Any time we mention our prospective next crowdfunding round, our attorneys tell us we should mention the following:

Certain information set forth in this message contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws (collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” intend,” “goal,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “would,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Except for statements of historical fact, the information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of Heroic; (ii) completion of, and the use of proceeds from, the sale of the convertible notes being offered hereunder; (iii) the expected development of Heroic’s business; (iv) execution of Heroic’s vision and growth strategy; (v) sources and availability of third-party financing; and (vi) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand our beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not rely on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Although forward-looking statements contained in this message are based upon what we believe are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Heroic undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or our estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws.

With respect to our intended Regulation A offering, no money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted.

No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement filed by the company with the SEC has been qualified by the SEC. Any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of acceptance given after the date of qualification.

An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
Feb 06, 2022
Heroic | Brian Johnson on the Hero's Journey and the Heroic Movement
39:07
Learn more about the Heroic social training platform built to change the world by helping you be the best, most Heroic version of yourself. www.heroic.us

Learn more about how to join the movement as a Heroic investor: www.heroic.us/invest

Get a lifetime premium Optimize Wisdom membership for FREE (used to be $250) as a gift from Heroic: www.optimize.me

Note: Any time we mention our prospective next crowdfunding round, our attorneys tell us we should mention the following:

Certain information set forth in this message contains “forward-looking statements” under applicable securities laws (collectively referred to herein as forward-looking statements). Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate,” intend,” “goal,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “strategy,” “future,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “would,” “will” and similar references to future periods. Except for statements of historical fact, the information contained herein constitutes forward-looking statements and includes, but is not limited to, the (i) projected financial performance of Heroic; (ii) completion of, and the use of proceeds from, the sale of the convertible notes being offered hereunder; (iii) the expected development of Heroic’s business; (iv) execution of Heroic’s vision and growth strategy; (v) sources and availability of third-party financing; and (vi) future liquidity, working capital, and capital requirements. Forward-looking statements are provided to allow potential investors the opportunity to understand our beliefs and opinions as one factor in evaluating an investment.

These statements are not guarantees of future performance, and you should not rely on them. Such forward-looking statements necessarily involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual performance and financial results in future periods to differ materially from any projections of future performance or result expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.

Although forward-looking statements contained in this message are based upon what we believe are reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Heroic undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if circumstances or our estimates or opinions should change except as required by applicable securities laws.

With respect to our intended Regulation A offering, no money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted.

No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the offering statement filed by the company with the SEC has been qualified by the SEC. Any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time before notice of acceptance given after the date of qualification.

An indication of interest involves no obligation or commitment of any kind.
Feb 04, 2022
Zach Bush, MD on connecting with our infinite potential
34:02
In this Guest Faculty session for Optimize Coaches, Zach Bush MD and Optimize Head Coach Michael Balchan chat about connecting with our greatest potential, how to release ourselves from the fear that holds us back, and the practice of feeling life (vs just doing life).
 
To learn more about Zach Bush MD, visit zachbushmd.com.
 
And, are you ready to reach your full potential and close the gap between who you’re CAPABLE of being and who you’re ACTUALLY being?
 
The 300-Day Optimize Coach program is scientifically proven to help you be the best version of yourself.
 
In addition to our 7-module Mastery Series videos (which systematically walk through the most important facets for Optimizing your life), the program includes frequent Live Coaching sessions to help you actually move from Theory to Practice to Mastery.
 
Zach Bush is one of 60+ Luminaries who have shared their wisdom and ideas with our community in private live sessions just like this. 
 
It's time to express the best version of yourself.
 
Check out optimize.me/coach.
 
And, join the next class of Optimize Coach before January 3, 2022 and save $700 USD!!! Yes, Optimize Coach is currently just $300, and you can bring a friend for FREE!
Dec 27, 2021
Want to make 2022 the greatest year of your life?
18:04

Get your FREE Optimize Membership → https://optimize.me/

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Dec 22, 2021
PUBLIC SPEAKING! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
22:45

Optimize your PUBLIC SPEAKING with more wisdom in less time: https://www.optimize.me/missions/public-speaking

All 100% free. Forever. No credit card required. No ads. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time. Period. → https://www.optimize.me/

You’ll learn the Big Ideas from:
- Fail Fast, Fail Often by Ryan Babineaux and John Krumboltz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-talk-to-anyone-anytime-anywhere-larry-king
- How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-develop-self-confidence-influence-people-by-public-speaking-dale-carnegie
- The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-upside-of-stress-kelly-mcgonigal
- The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-charisma-myth-olivia-fox-cabane
- Presence by Amy Cuddy: https://www.optimize.me/pn/presence-amy-cuddy
- To Sell Is Human by Daniel H. Pink: https://www.optimize.me/pn/to-sell-is-human-daniel-pink
- Choke by Sian Beilock: https://www.optimize.me/pn/choke-sian-beilock
- The Tools by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-tools-barry-michels-phil-stutz
- Coming Alive by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/coming-alive-barry-michels-phil-stutz
- Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine: https://www.optimize.me/pn/unbeatable-mind-mark-divine
- Mastering Creative Anxiety by Eric Maisel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mastering-creative-anxiety-eric-maisel
- Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday: https://www.optimize.me/pn/ego-is-the-enemy-ryan-holiday
- Daring Greatly by Brené Brown: https://www.optimize.me/pn/daring-greatly-brene-brown
- Crazy Good by Steve Chandler: https://www.optimize.me/pn/crazy-good-steve-chandler

Plus, with your (FREE!) Optimize wisdom membership, you’ll get instant access to 600+ PhilosophersNotes, 50+ Optimal Living 101 classes, and 1,000+ Optimize +1s, all to help you Optimize every aspect of your life with more wisdom in less time.

So…

What do YOU want to Optimize today?

Ancient Wisdom
Modern Science
Mental Toughness
Habits
Sleep
Stoicism
Buddhism
Purpose
Leadership
Focus
Goal Setting
Productivity
Energy
Peak Performance
Meditation
Nutrition
Weight Loss
Fitness
Breathing
Prosperity
Creativity
Learning
Self-Image
Willpower
Sports
Business
Relationships
Parenting
Public Speaking
Conquer Cancer
Conquer Anxiety
Conquer Depression
Conquer Perfectionism
Conquer Procrastination
Conquer Digital Addiction

👉 Sign up (for FREE!) today at https://www.optimize.me/

Nov 03, 2021
CREATIVITY! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
22:11

Optimize your CREATIVITY with more wisdom in less time: https://www.optimize.me/missions/creativity

All 100% free. Forever. No credit card required. No ads. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time. Period. → https://www.optimize.me/

You’ll learn the Big Ideas from:

- Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: https://www.optimize.me/pn/creativity-mihaly-csikszentmihalyi
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-war-of-art-steven-pressfield
- Do the Work by Steven Pressfield: https://www.optimize.me/pn/do-the-work-steven-pressfield
- Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: https://www.optimize.me/pn/turning-pro-steven-pressfield
- The Artist’s Journey by Steven Pressfield: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-artists-journey-steven-pressfield
- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-creative-habit-twyla-tharp
- Mastery by Robert Greene: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mastery-robert-greene
- So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport: https://www.optimize.me/pn/so-good-they-cant-ignore-you-cal-newport
- Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon: https://www.optimize.me/pn/steal-like-an-artist-austin-kleon
- Show Your Work by Austin Kleon: https://www.optimize.me/pn/show-your-work-austin-kleon
- Die Empty by Todd Henry: https://www.optimize.me/pn/die-empty-todd-henry
- Louder than Words by Todd Henry: https://www.optimize.me/pn/louder-than-words-todd-henry
- An Audience of One by Srinivas Rao: https://www.optimize.me/pn/an-audience-of-one-srinivas-rao
- On Writing by Stephen King: https://www.optimize.me/pn/on-writing-stephen-king
- Originals by Adam Grant: https://www.optimize.me/pn/originals-adam-grant
- The Courage to Create by Rollo May: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-courage-to-create-rollo-may
- How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael Gelb: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-think-like-leonardo-da-vinci-michael-gelb
- How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-fail-at-almost-everything-and-still-win-big-scott-adams
- Messy by Tim Harford: https://www.optimize.me/pn/messy-tim-harford
- Nobody Wants to Read Your Sh*t by Steven Pressfield: https://www.optimize.me/pn/nobody-wants-to-read-your-sht-steven-pressfield
- The Creativity Book by Eric Maisel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-creativity-book-eric-maisel
- Creativity on Demand by Michael Gelb: https://www.optimize.me/pn/creativity-on-demand-michael-gelb
- Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel by Judith Morgan and Neil Morgan: https://www.optimize.me/pn/dr-seuss-mr-geisel-judith-morgan-neil-morgan
- The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-icarus-deception-seth-godin
- Running Down a Dream by Tim Grahl: https://www.optimize.me/pn/running-down-a-dream-tim-grahl
- JAY-Z by Michael Eric Dyson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/jay-z-michael-eric-dyson
- Wired to Create by Scott Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire: https://www.optimize.me/pn/wired-to-create-scott-barry-kaufman-carolyn-gregoire
- Bored and Brilliant by Manoush Zomorodi: https://www.optimize.me/pn/bored-and-brilliant-manoush-zomorodi
- Lead Yourself First by Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin: https://www.optimize.me/pn/lead-yourself-first-raymond-kethledge-michael-erwin
- Daily Rituals by Mason Currey: https://www.optimize.me/pn/daily-rituals-mason-currey
- My Morning Routine by Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander: https://www.optimize.me/pn/my-morning-routine-benjamin-spall-michael-xander
- The Tools by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-tools-barry-michels-phil-stutz
- Mastering Creative Anxiety by Eric Maisel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mastering-creative-anxiety-eric-maisel
- The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-artists-way-julia-cameron
- Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland: https://www.optimize.me/pn/art-and-fear-david-bayles-ted-orland

Plus, with your (FREE!) Optimize wisdom membership, you’ll get instant access to 600+ PhilosophersNotes, 50+ Optimal Living 101 classes, and 1,000+ Optimize +1s, all to help you Optimize every aspect of your life with more wisdom in less time.

So…

What do YOU want to Optimize today?

Ancient Wisdom
Modern Science
Mental Toughness
Habits
Sleep
Stoicism
Buddhism
Purpose
Leadership
Focus
Goal Setting
Productivity
Energy
Peak Performance
Meditation
Nutrition
Weight Loss
Fitness
Breathing
Prosperity
Creativity
Learning
Self-Image
Willpower
Sports
Business
Relationships
Parenting
Public Speaking
Conquer Cancer
Conquer Anxiety
Conquer Depression
Conquer Perfectionism
Conquer Procrastination
Conquer Digital Addiction

👉 Sign up (for FREE!) today at https://www.optimize.me/

Nov 02, 2021
BUDDHISM! How to Optimize your life with more Buddhist wisdom!
17:48

Optimize your BUDDHIST wisdom in less time: https://www.optimize.me/missions/buddhism

All 100% free. Forever. No credit card required. No ads. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time. Period. → https://www.optimize.me/

You’ll learn the Big Ideas from:
- The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-dhammapada-eknath-easwaran
- The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-way-of-the-bodhisattva-shantideva
- The Undefeated Mind by Alex Lickerman, M.D.: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-undefeated-mind-alex-lickerman
- Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/buddhas-brain-rick-hanson
- Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn: https://www.optimize.me/pn/wherever-you-go-there-you-are-jon-kabat-zinn
- Peace Is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/peace-is-every-step-thich-nhat-hanh
- No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/no-mud-no-lotus-thich-nhat-hanh
- Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/silence-thich-nhat-hanh
- The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-miracle-of-mindfulness-thich-nhat-hanh
- Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/fear-thich-nhat-hanh
- Buddhism Day by Day by Daisaku Ikeda: https://www.optimize.me/pn/buddhism-day-by-day-daisaku-ikeda
- The Buddha in Your Mirror by Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, and Ted Morino: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-buddha-in-your-mirror-woody-hochswender-greg-martin-ted-morino
- When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön: https://www.optimize.me/pn/when-things-fall-apart-pema-chodron
- The Places that Scare You by Pema Chödrön: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-places-that-scare-you-pema-chodron
- Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mindfulness-mark-williams-danny-penman
- Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck: https://www.optimize.me/pn/everyday-zen-charlotte-joko-beck
- Beyond Religion by Dalai Lama: https://www.optimize.me/pn/beyond-religion-dalai-lama
- Constructive Living by David K. Reynolds: https://www.optimize.me/pn/constructive-living-david-reynolds

Plus, with your (FREE!) Optimize wisdom membership, you’ll get instant access to 600+ PhilosophersNotes, 50+ Optimal Living 101 classes, and 1,000+ Optimize +1s, all to help you Optimize every aspect of your life with more wisdom in less time.

So…

What do YOU want to Optimize today?

Ancient Wisdom
Modern Science
Mental Toughness
Habits
Sleep
Stoicism
Buddhism
Purpose
Leadership
Focus
Goal Setting
Productivity
Energy
Peak Performance
Meditation
Nutrition
Weight Loss
Fitness
Breathing
Prosperity
Creativity
Learning
Self-Image
Willpower
Sports
Business
Relationships
Parenting
Public Speaking
Conquer Cancer
Conquer Anxiety
Conquer Depression
Conquer Perfectionism
Conquer Procrastination
Conquer Digital Addiction

👉 Sign up (for FREE!) today at https://www.optimize.me/

Nov 01, 2021
WILLPOWER! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
22:11

Optimize your WILLPOWER with more wisdom in less time: https://www.optimize.me/missions/willpower

All 100% free. Forever. No credit card required. No ads. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time. Period. → https://www.optimize.me/

You’ll learn the Big Ideas from:
- Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney: https://www.optimize.me/pn/willpower-roy-baumeister-john-tierney
- The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-willpower-instinct-kelly-mcgonigal
- The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-marshmallow-test-walter-mischel
- The Tools by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-tools-barry-michels-phil-stutz
- Coming Alive by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/coming-alive-barry-michels-phil-stutz
- The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-5-second-rule-mel-robbins
- An Iron Will by Orison Swett Marden: https://www.optimize.me/pn/an-iron-will-orison-swett-marden
- The Spartan Way by Joe De Sena: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-spartan-way-joe-de-sena
- The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-procrastination-equation-piers-steel
- Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink: https://www.optimize.me/pn/discipline-equals-freedom-jocko-willink
- The Art of Taking Action by Gregg Krech: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-art-of-taking-action-gregg-krech
- Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/rethinking-positive-thinking-gabriele-oettingen
- Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/succeed-heidi-grant-halvorson
- Grit by Angela Duckworth: https://www.optimize.me/pn/grit-angela-duckworth
- The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-motivation-manifesto-brendon-burchard
- Bright Line Eating by Susan Pierce Thompson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/bright-line-eating-susan-peirce-thompson
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Oct 30, 2021
PARENTING! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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- The Path to Purpose by William Damon: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-path-to-purpose-william-damon
- The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-world-according-to-mister-rogers-fred-rogers
- Many Ways to Say I Love You by Fred Rogers: https://www.optimize.me/pn/many-ways-to-say-i-love-you-fred-rogers
- You are Special by Fred Rogers: https://www.optimize.me/pn/you-are-special-fred-rogers
- Mindset by Carol Dweck: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mindset-carol-dweck
- Parenting Champions by Lanny Bassham: https://www.optimize.me/pn/parenting-champions-lanny-bassham
- Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg: https://www.optimize.me/pn/nonviolent-communication-marshall-rosenberg
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-seven-principles-for-making-marriage-work-john-gottman-nan-silver
- A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/a-complaint-free-world-will-bowen
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Oct 29, 2021
BUSINESS! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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- Principles: Life by Ray Dalio: https://www.optimize.me/pn/principles-life-ray-dalio
- To Sell Is Human by Daniel Pink: https://www.optimize.me/pn/to-sell-is-human-daniel-pink
- Little Bets by Peter Sims: https://www.optimize.me/pn/little-bets-peter-sims
- Smartcuts by Shane Snow: https://www.optimize.me/pn/smartcuts-shane-snow
- EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey: https://www.optimize.me/pn/entreleadership-dave-ramsey
- Spirit Means Business by Alan Cohen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/spirit-means-business-alan-cohen
- Unstoppable Teams by Alden Mills: https://www.optimize.me/pn/unstoppable-teams-alden-mills
- The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-entrepreneur-roller-coaster-darren-hardy
- #ASKGARYVEE by Gary Vaynerchuk: https://www.optimize.me/pn/askgaryvee-gary-vaynerchuk
- The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-one-thing-gary-keller-jay-papasan
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-7-habits-of-highly-effective-people-stephen-covey
- Primary Greatness by Stephen Covey: https://www.optimize.me/pn/primary-greatness-stephen-covey
- Leadership by Doris Goodwin: https://www.optimize.me/pn/leadership-doris-kearns-goodwin
- The Leadership Challenge by James Kouzes and Barry Posner: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-leadership-challenge-james-kouzes-barry-posner
- Lead Yourself First by Raymond Kethledge and Michael Erwin: https://www.optimize.me/pn/lead-yourself-first-raymond-kethledge-michael-erwin
- The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-21-irrefutable-laws-of-leadership-john-maxwell
- On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis: https://www.optimize.me/pn/on-becoming-a-leader-warren-bennis
- The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-leader-who-had-no-title-robin-sharma
- Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin: https://www.optimize.me/pn/extreme-ownership-jocko-willink-leif-babin
- Executive Toughness by Jason Selk: https://www.optimize.me/pn/executive-toughness-jason-selk
- It Worked for Me by General Colin Powell: https://www.optimize.me/pn/it-worked-for-me-general-colin-powell
- Louder than Words by Todd Henry: https://www.optimize.me/pn/louder-than-words-todd-henry
- Grit by Angela Duckworth: https://www.optimize.me/pn/grit-angela-duckworth
- Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/rethinking-positive-thinking-gabriele-oettingen
- Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/succeed-heidi-grant-halvorson
- Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth: https://www.optimize.me/pn/spiritual-economics-eric-butterworth
- Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler: https://www.optimize.me/pn/wealth-warrior-steve-chandler
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Oct 28, 2021
PROSPERITY! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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- So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport: https://www.optimize.me/pn/so-good-they-cant-ignore-you-cal-newport
- Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler: https://www.optimize.me/pn/wealth-warrior-steve-chandler
- The Psychology of Hope by Charles Snyder: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-psychology-of-hope-charles-snyder
- Eight Pillars of Prosperity by James Allen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/eight-pillars-of-prosperity-james-allen
- The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Wattles: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-science-of-getting-rich-wallace-wattles
- Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://www.optimize.me/pn/think-and-grow-rich-napoleon-hill
- Principles: Life by Ray Dalio: https://www.optimize.me/pn/principles-life-ray-dalio
- The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-total-money-makeover-dave-ramsey
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- Creating Affluence by Deepak Chopra: https://www.optimize.me/pn/creating-affluence-deepak-chopra
- Relax into Wealth by Alan Cohen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/relax-into-wealth-alan-cohen
- Fearless by Steve Chandler: https://www.optimize.me/pn/fearless-steve-chandler
- CREATOR by Steve Chandler: https://www.optimize.me/pn/creator-steve-chandler
- Crazy Good by Steve Chandler: https://www.optimize.me/pn/crazy-good-steve-chandler
- Black Hole Focus by Isaiah Hankel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/black-hole-focus-isaiah-hankel
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-magic-of-thinking-big-david-schwartz
- How Successful People Think by John Maxwell: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-successful-people-think-john-maxwell
- Spirit Means Business by Alan Cohen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/spirit-means-business-alan-cohen
- The Millionaire Fastlane by MJ DeMarco: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-millionaire-fastlane-mj-demarco
- The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-diamond-cutter-geshe-michael-roach
- The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster by Darren Hardy: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-entrepreneur-roller-coaster-darren-hardy
- EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey: https://www.optimize.me/pn/entreleadership-dave-ramsey
- You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay: https://www.optimize.me/pn/you-can-heal-your-life-louise-hay
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki: https://www.optimize.me/pn/rich-dad-poor-dad-robert-kiyosaki
- Money, and the Law of Attraction by Jerry Hicks and Esther Hicks: https://www.optimize.me/pn/money-and-the-law-of-attraction-jerry-hicks-esther-hicks
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Oct 27, 2021
MEDITATION! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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- Why Meditate? by Matthieu Ricard: https://www.optimize.me/pn/why-meditate-matthieu-ricard
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- Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn: https://www.optimize.me/pn/wherever-you-go-there-you-are-jon-kabat-zinn
- Mindsight by Dan Siegel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mindsight-dan-siegel
- The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-miracle-of-mindfulness-thich-nhat-hanh
- The Mindful Athlete by George Mumford: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-mindful-athlete-george-mumford
- As a Man Thinketh by James Allen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/as-a-man-thinketh-james-allen
- 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari: https://www.optimize.me/pn/21-lessons-for-the-21st-century-yuval-noah-harari
- Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/buddhas-brain-rick-hanson
- Stress Less, Accomplish More by Emily Fletcher: https://www.optimize.me/pn/stress-less-accomplish-more-emily-fletcher
- The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-sleep-revolution-arianna-huffington
- Stillness Is the Key by Ryan Holiday: https://www.optimize.me/pn/stillness-is-the-key-ryan-holiday
- Passage Meditation by Eknath Easwaran: https://www.optimize.me/pn/passage-meditation-eknath-easwaran
- Silence by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/silence-thich-nhat-hanh
- The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-power-of-now-eckhart-tolle
- Mindfulness by Ellen Langer: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mindfulness-ellen-langer
- Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck: https://www.optimize.me/pn/everyday-zen-charlotte-joko-beck
- Brain Power by Michael Gelb and Kelly Howell: https://www.optimize.me/pn/brain-power-michael-gelb-kelly-howell
- Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mindfulness-mark-williams-danny-penman
- The Undefeated Mind by Alex Lickerman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-undefeated-mind-alex-lickerman
- The Diamond Cutter by Geshe Michael Roach:https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-diamond-cutter-geshe-michael-roach
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Oct 26, 2021
BREATHING! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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- True to Form by Eric Goodman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/true-to-form-eric-goodman
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- Breathe In, Breathe Out by James E. Loehr and Jeffrey Migdow: https://www.optimize.me/pn/breathe-in-breathe-out-james-loehr-jeffrey-migdow
- Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine: https://www.optimize.me/pn/unbeatable-mind-mark-divine
- Anxiety Free by Patrick McKeown: https://www.optimize.me/pn/anxiety-free-patrick-mckeown
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Oct 25, 2021
ANCIENT WISDOM! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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- The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-nicomachean-ethics-aristotle
- Meditations by Marcus Aurelius: https://www.optimize.me/pn/meditations-marcus-aurelius
- Discourses by Epictetus: https://www.optimize.me/pn/discourses-epictetus
- On the Shortness of Life by Seneca: https://www.optimize.me/pn/on-the-shortness-of-life-seneca
- The Bhagavad Gita by Krishna and Eknath Easwaran: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-bhagavad-gita-krishna-eknath-easwaran
- The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-dhammapada-eknath-easwaran
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Oct 23, 2021
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY! How to Optimize your life with more modern science!
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- Motivation and Personality by Abraham Maslow: https://www.optimize.me/pn/motivation-and-personality-abraham-maslow
- Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mans-search-for-meaning-viktor-frankl
- Flourish by Martin Seligman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/flourish-martin-seligman
- Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/rethinking-positive-thinking-gabriele-oettingen
- Grit by Angela Duckworth: https://www.optimize.me/pn/grit-angela-duckworth
- The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-joy-of-movement-kelly-mcgonigal
- What Doesn’t Kill Us by Stephen Jospeh, Ph.D: https://www.optimize.me/pn/what-doesnt-kill-us-stephen-joseph
- Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool: https://www.optimize.me/pn/peak-anders-ericsson-robert-pool
- Presence by Amy Cuddy: https://www.optimize.me/pn/presence-amy-cuddy
- Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar: https://www.optimize.me/pn/happier-tal-ben-shahar
- Gratitude Works! by Robert Emmons: https://www.optimize.me/pn/gratitude-works-robert-emmons
- Future Visions by Dr. Edward Hoffman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/future-visions-edward-hoffman
- Happy Together by James Pawelski and Suzann Pawelski: https://www.optimize.me/pn/happy-together-suzann-pileggi-pawelski-mapp-james-pawelski
- The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-how-of-happiness-sonja-lyubomirsky
- The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-upside-of-stress-kelly-mcgonigal
- The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-happiness-hypothesis-jonathan-haidt
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Oct 22, 2021
STOICISM! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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Oct 21, 2021
MENTAL TOUGHNESS! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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Oct 20, 2021
PURPOSE! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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Oct 19, 2021
PRODUCTIVITY! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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Oct 18, 2021
LEADERSHIP! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time
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Oct 16, 2021
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Oct 15, 2021
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Oct 11, 2021
PNTV: The Charisma Myth by Olivia Fox Cabane (#338)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Charisma Myth" by Olivia Fox Cabane. Hope you enjoy!

Charisma. The idea that you’re either one of the lucky few born with it or not is a MYTH. Fact is: We can all cultivate our personal magnetism. In this fun, quick-reading, compelling book, Olivia Fox Cabane walks us through the practical application of the art and science of deliberately dialing our charisma up. Big Ideas we cover: The Big 3 of charisma: Presence + Power + Warmth (and how to boost each), what gets in the way (and what to do about it), the power of visualization (#1 tip) and more.

Oct 11, 2021
How Often Can I Be “On Purpose”? William Damon, World-Leading Expert on Purpose Tells Us...
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Oct 10, 2021
Former Navy SEAL, Alden Mills, Explains Why He Chose to Write a Fable
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Oct 08, 2021
How Can I Help My Team Build Cohesion? A Navy SEAL Tells Us It’s All About This.
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Oct 08, 2021
PNTV: Positive Psychology and the Body by Kate Hefferon (#413)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Positive Psychology and the Body by Kate Hefferon. Hope you enjoy!

"Positive Psychology and the Body." Unfortunately, those two subjects are rarely connected--which is why I was so excited to get this book when I saw the title. It's actually a *textbook* not a normal book. It provides an overview of research on a range of subjects including: “Positive Psychophysiology,” “Positive Neuroscience,” “Positive Sexuality” and “Positive Nutrition.” Big Ideas we explore include a quick look at Martin Seligman's PERMA approach to eudaimonic (vis-a-vis hedonic) happiness, your nervous system (flip the switch!), longevity and positive emotion (some astonishing stats), diet and wellbeing/depression (sugar begone!), and physical activity (science says: it does a body good!).

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Big Idea 1: PERMA
- +1: How to Flourish | Science Says: PERMA (#280) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-flourish/
- PN: Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/authentic-happiness-martin-seligman/
- PN: Flourish by Martin Seligman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/flourish-martin-seligman/
- +1: Hedonic Eudaimonia | A Close Relative of Flow Junkies (#908) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/hedonic-eudaimonia/
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- +1: Eudaimonology | The Study of a Good Soul (#997) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/eudaimonology/
- +1: Hērōs | Building Strength for 2 (#107) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heros/

Big Idea 2: YOUR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
- +1: Training Tranquility | Today for TONIGHT for Tomorrow (#916) → https://optimize.me/plus-one/training-tranquility/

Big Idea 3: LONGEVITY
- +1: Want to Live Long? | Nuns + Crazy Stats (#1161) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/want-to-live-long/
- +1: “The Tyranny of Positive Thinking” | And How to Avoid It (#1164) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-tyranny-of-positive-thinking/
- PN: Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/rethinking-positive-thinking-gabriele-oettingen/
- Optimize Coach Program Faculty → https://optimize.me/coach-faculty
- +1: WOOP! There It Is | The Science of Making Your Dreams a Reality (#6) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/woop-there-it-is/
- +1: The Inverted U | And You, Rats, Caffeine, Etc. (#406) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-inverted-u/
- +1: Aristotle’s Virtuous Mean | Versus the Vices of Excess + Deficiency (#247) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/aristotles-virtuous-mean/
- +1: Levity + Gravity = Buoyancy | To Sell Is Human — The New ABCs (#422) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/levity-gravity-buoyancy/

Big Idea 4: SUGAR →
- +1: Sugar & Depression | Some Crazy (And Crazy-Making!) Stats (#1175) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sugar-depression/
- PN: Food Fix by Mark Hyman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/food-fix-mark-hyman/
- +1: Don’t Drink Sugar | “The Single-Biggest Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Health” (#1247) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/dont-drink-sugar/
- +1: Cancer Candy (Aka Sugar) | And All It’s Secret Identities (#1177) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/cancer-candy-aka-sugar/

Big Idea 5: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
- PN: The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb, PhD → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-upward-spiral-alex-korb/
- PNTV: The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-joy-of-movement-kelly-mcgonigal/
- PNTV: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGleZbhlIpk&feature=youtu.be
- +1: Cortisol and Melatonin | Teeter Totter Buddies (#1173) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/cortisol-and-melatonin/
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Oct 08, 2021
How Can I, as a Musician, Remain Flexible in My Sleep Schedule?
13:38
Oct 07, 2021
What Is Modern Spirituality? Phil Stutz Tells Us the Tenets of This Philosophy...
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Oct 06, 2021
PNTV: The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell (#274)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell. Hope you enjoy!

Do you want to reach your potential? If you’re reading this then the answer seems clear. The path to do so is pretty obvious as well: We must grow. And, as Maxwell advises, we must be intentional about it. Big Ideas we explore include a couple uber-powerful questions, Discipline as the bridge btwn your goals and accomplishments, trade-offs, and the magic of “Do it now!”

Oct 06, 2021
How Can I Use My Talents and Experience to Best Live the Second Half of My Life?
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Oct 05, 2021
Acceptance ≠ Resignation. Cynthia Occelli Explains Why...
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Oct 04, 2021
PNTV: Manage Your Day-to-Day by Jocelyn K. Glei (#275)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Manage Your Day-to-Day" by Jocelyn K. Glei. Hope you enjoy!

If you’re looking to optimize your day-to-day-productivity, this collection of wisdom from some of the world’s leading creative gurus via 99U is a fantastic place to start. Big Ideas we explore include the importance daily routines, the most important thing you can do to boost your productivity, how screen apnea leads to things you don’t want and why rats love to check email.

Oct 04, 2021
How Can I Provide More Value as a Coach? Alex Korb, Ph.D Shares...
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Oct 03, 2021
Mike Hayes on How to Use “Never Enough” as a Positive Frame in Our Lives
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Oct 02, 2021
Psychotherapist Phil Stutz Shares Three Laws That Govern the Universe
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Oct 01, 2021
PNTV: The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar (#6)
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The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar. Here's a quick look at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from Tal Ben-Shahar's *brilliant* book (especially if you've been or are a perfectionist like me :). Learn how to be an optimalist rather than a perfectionist. :)

Oct 01, 2021
Former Navy SEAL, Alden Mills, on How to Be a Better Leader on a Day-to-Day Basis
06:38
Sep 30, 2021
How Can I Get Back and Re-Commit to Things I Want to Have In My Life? (Live Coaching w/ Michael Balchan)
09:15
Sep 29, 2021
PNTV: Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman (#8)
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Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman. Optimism, optimism, optimism. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we've gotta develop our ability to shape our minds. In this episode, we're going to take a quick look at Martin Seligman's great book "Learned Optimism" and some science on how to get our optimism on! Hope you enjoy!

Sep 29, 2021
How to Get Great at Failing? Brandon Guyer Says...
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Sep 28, 2021
How Can I Create Time for Self-Care When My Children Demand Attention? Carrie Contey Says...
04:41
Sep 27, 2021
Master Coach Steve Chandler on Why People Don’t Want a Coach (And What They Want Instead)
03:24
Sep 26, 2021
How Can I Learn What Matters to Me? Leading Purpose Researcher, William Damon, Says...
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Sep 25, 2021
PNTV: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins (#416)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. Hope you enjoy!

David Goggins is a former Navy SEAL (and Army Ranger) who used to hold a Guinness World Record for completing 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours. These days he’s setting records as an ultra-endurance athlete. But he wasn’t always Mr. Superhero. In this great autobiographical self-help book, David walks us through his transformation from being a 297-pound exterminator to a “Who IS this guy?!” superhero. If you’re into SUPER (!!!) intense demonstrations of how to conquer ourselves to do the seemingly impossible (and don’t mind a stream of f-bombs—lol) then I think you’ll love this book as much as I did. Big Ideas we explore include: The Accountability Mirror, bringing your best (when you feel the worst), hero callouses (let failures toughen you up!), the process (how to go from running 1/4 of a mile to 200+ nonstop), and bursting from the inside out (learn to endure!).

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Big Idea 1: THE ONE WARRIOR
- PN: Staring Down the Wolf by Mark Divine → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/staring-down-the-wolf-mark-divine/
- PN: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/discipline-equals-freedom-jocko-willink/
- PN: Fearless by Eric Blehm → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/fearless-eric-blehm/
- Abraham Maslow → https://www.optimize.me/authors/abraham-maslow/
- "[Maslow] once asked his class, ‘Which of you believe you will achieve greatness?’ When they stared at him blankly, he asked, ‘If not you, who then?’” - Colin Wilson →https://www.optimize.me/quotes/colin-wilson/1536171-maslow-once-asked-his-class-which-of-you-believe-you/
- PNTV: The Healthy Deviant by Pilar Gerasimo → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-healthy-deviant-pilar-gerasimo/
- Thich Nhat Hanh → https://www.optimize.me/authors/thich-nhat-hanh/

Big Idea 2: THE ACCOUNTABILITY MIRROR
- +1: Targeted Thinking | What Do You Want + Now What Needs to Be Done? (#1267) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/targeted-thinking/
- +1: Neutral Thinking | vs. Positive and Negative Thinking (#1259) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/neutral-thinking/
- +1: WHtR ← Waist to Height Ratio | How’s Yours? (<.5 Here We Come!) (#1024) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/whtr-waist-to-height-ratio/
- +1: Stoic Spas | Are More Like Hospitals (Check Yourself In Yet?) (#379) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/stoic-spas/
- PNTV: It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad (#394) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-88d6BM8Fb0

Big Idea 3: WORST → BEST
- PNTV: Sea Stories by Admiral William H. McRaven (#407) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s_fiyKInu0
- +1: When You’re Neck Deep in Mud | Sing! (#1204) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/when-youre-neck-deep-in-mud/
- +1: Emotional Stamina | What to Do When You’re Having a Rough Day (#28) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/emotional-stamina/
- Navy SEAL Cookie Jars | David Goggins on Becoming Superman (#661) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/navy-seal-cookie-jars/
- PNTV: Future Visions by Abraham Maslow → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncur6rCM2-0

Big Idea 4: THE PROCESS
- +1: Your Infinite Potential | And Where to Find It (#4) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/your-infinite-potential/
- +1: The Goggins Process | Your Job: Push Past Your Normal Stopping Point (#662) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-goggins-process/
- PN: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/everything-is-figureoutable-marie-forleo/

Big Idea 5: BURSTING → BURNING
- +1: The Good Life | vs. The Good Mood (#1126) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-good-life/
- "What is to give light must endure burning.” - Viktor Frankl → https://www.optimize.me/quotes/viktor-frankl/21801-what-is-to-give-light-must-endure-burnin/

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Sep 20, 2021
Alex Korb, Ph.D, on the Importance of Self-Compassion
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Sep 17, 2021
PNTV: Relentless by Tim Grover (#379)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Relentless" by Tim Grover. Hope you enjoy!

Tim Grover was Michael Jordan’s trainer and, basically, his mental toughness coach. Kobe Bryant’s as well. And Dwayne Wade’s. And... Well, a ton of other elite athletes. He’s one of the world’s top mental toughness coaches and this book is, as per the sub-title, a manual on how to go “From Good to Great to Unstoppable.” Big Ideas we explore include: relentless commitment (vs. "Meh, good enough"), Do. The. Work (eat frogs and dominate), Pressure (pressure, pressure! BRING IT ON!), the source of true confidence, greatness math (remember: effort counts twice; just ask Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice), and turning your dreams into reality (ready?).

Sep 17, 2021
Psychotherapist Phil Stutz Shares Three Laws That Govern the Universe
02:24
Sep 16, 2021
Cynthia Occelli on What Allows Us to Be Extraordinary in Our Capacity for Massive Transformation
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Sep 15, 2021
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Sep 14, 2021
PNTV: Sea Stories by Admiral William H. McRaven (#407)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Sea Stories by Admiral William H. McRaven. Hope you enjoy!

I got this book immediately after finishing Admiral McRaven’s first book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe the World. That one’s a quick-reading little book on the ten lessons McRaven learned in his SEAL training that we can all apply to our modern lives. It was fantastic. I had a strong feeling this memoir on his “Life in Special Operations” would be just as good. It is. As per the back cover, “Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.” McRaven is a brilliant story teller with, as you can imagine, an incredible array of stories to tell. But that’s not why I loved this book so much. I loved it because reading it made me want to be a better human being. If you enjoy autobiographies and appreciate the military heroes who serve our country as much as I do, I think you’ll love the book as much as I did.

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- +1: One Evolution at a Time | How to Get Through Hell Week (#1218) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/one-evolution-at-a-time/
- +1: Simplify the Battlefield | Wisdom from a SEAL Commander on What to Do in the Chaos of Life and War (#75) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/simplify-the-battlefield/
- +1: How Byron Katie Does Her Dishes | Hint: She Dominates Them (#536) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-byron-katie-does-her-dishes/
- +1: WIN! WIN! WIN! | What’s Your Next Most Important Thing? (<- Crush That. Repeat.) (#421) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/win-win-win/
- +1: What’s Important Now? (Part 2) | How to Win 28 Olympic Medals (#276) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/whats-important-now-part-2/
- PN: Constructive Living by David K. Reynolds → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/constructive-living-david-reynolds/
- +1: Now What Needs to Be Done? | Remember: Feelings Follow Behavior (#72) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/now-what-needs-to-be-done/

Big Idea 2: CONNECTION
- +1: The Power of Others | Rely on It! (#1226) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-power-of-others/
- +1: How to Say “I Love You” | In Squeezy-eze (#1140) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-say-i-love-you/

Big Idea 3: THE BELL
- +1: When You’re Neck Deep in Mud | Sing! (#1204) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/when-youre-neck-deep-in-mud/
- +1:Self-Efficacy| The Science of Confidence (#111) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/self-efficacy/

Big Idea 4: WARRIOR’S LOVE
- +1: How's Your Hedgehog? | 3 Circles on What You’re Here to Do (#131) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/hows-your-hedgehog/
- +1: Your Specific Mission in Life | You Have One… What Is It? (#1041) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/your-specific-mission-in-life/

Big Idea 5: A GOOD MAN
- +1: On Humility | Thinking of Ourselves Less (#1054) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/on-humility/
- +1: Heroes Have Quests | What's Yours? (#118) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heroes-have-quests/

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Sep 14, 2021
Alex Korb, Ph.D on the Value of Controlling What We Can Control
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Sep 13, 2021
Do Coaches Always Need to Have the Answer? Valorie Burton Says...
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Sep 12, 2021
Nothing Can Make Mike Hayes, Navy SEAL, Have a Bad Day. Here’s Why...
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Sep 10, 2021
PNTV: Food Rules by Michael Pollan (#323)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan. Hope you enjoy!

Michael Pollan is the author of a number of New York Times best-selling books on nutrition. In 2010, Time magazine named him one of the one hundred most influential people in the world. If you’re looking for a SUPER compact, witty look at the primary rules on how to eat well, this is it. It’s a fun, witty, concise guide to eating well featuring 64 food rules structured around Pollan’s seven words of wisdom: Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. Big Ideas we explore include the 2 Facts of nutrition everyone can agree on, Rule #1, why low-fat made us fat, and the final rule (#64).

Sep 08, 2021
PNTV: The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman (#299)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" by John Gottman. Hope you enjoy!

Want to make your relationship work? Then you’d be wise to turn toward the world’s leading researcher on the science of what makes love work: John Gottman. This book has sold over 1 million copies and it’s easy to see why. Big Ideas we explore: How Gottman can predict divorce with 91% accuracy (in < 15 minutes), a quick look at the 7 principles, the power of cherishing your partner, turning toward (and not being a tech rat), how to solve the solvable problems and starting “I love you” with the “I.”

Sep 07, 2021
PNTV: Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh (#204)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Fear" by Thich Nhat Hanh. Hope you enjoy!

A Vietnamese Buddhist Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh is, essentially, a living saint. In this great little book, Nhat Hanh delivers his essential wisdom on how to navigate the storms of life with more grace and poise as we cultivate fearlessness/nonfear. Big Ideas range from breathing in the moment, reflecting on interbeingness (= huge), and enhancing our energy of mindfulness and concentration.

Sep 02, 2021
PNTV: Getting Things Done by David Allen (#124)
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"Getting Things Done" by David Allen = magic sauce. Here are a few of my favorite Big Ideas from the classic book on The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Hope you enjoy!

Getting Things Done. This is like the Bible of personal productivity. And David Allen is our wise sage, walking us thru the powerful systems to help us master the art of stress-free productivity. In the Note, we'll explore how to clear our heads (mind like water!), play the 2-minute game, get our inbox to zero and envision + plan for success.

Sep 01, 2021
PNTV: What to Say When You Talk to Yourself by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D. (#231)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "What to Say When You Talk to Yourself" by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D. Hope you enjoy!

What do you say when you talk to yourself? Is it empowering? Or not so much? Shad Helmstetter tells us nothing matters quite as much as that. Big Ideas include why and how we need to upgrade our programming, the 5 levels of Self-Talk, and conquering our greatest challenge.

Aug 30, 2021
PNTV: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (#209)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. Hope you enjoy!

Habits. They’re powerful. And, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is a very cool look at why we have them, how they work, and what we can do to change them. The book is an incredibly well-written, fun read and it’s packed with great stories and wisdom and I think you’ll dig it. In this Note, we’ll take a quick peek at the basic aspects of a habit loop (cue + routine + reward), how you can get a cue, what a keystone habit is (and why you should care), the importance of believing you can change and the fact that every habit is malleable. Fun!

Aug 27, 2021
PNTV: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma (#43)

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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma. He is one of the world's top leadership gurus and one of my favorite teachers. In this PN TV episode, we'll have fun looking at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from his wise, inspiring fable: "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari." Hope you dig it!

Aug 25, 2021
PNTV: The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma (#43)
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The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma. He is one of the world's top leadership gurus and one of my favorite teachers. In this PN TV episode, we'll have fun looking at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from his wise, inspiring fable: "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari." Hope you dig it!

Aug 25, 2021
PNTV: Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz (#18)
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Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz. Get your inner "steersman" on in this PN TV episode as we explore a few of my favorite Big Ideas from the classic "Psycho-Cybernetics"! :)

Maxwell Maltz was a plastic surgeon who saw just how important our self-image is to our well being and introduced some Big Ideas on how to tap into the power of our subconscious minds. In this Note, we'll explore the science of guided missiles and see how that ties into our day-to-day lives (hint: goals are *really* important) and the fact that we need to re-hypnotize ourselves if we wanna get our mojo on.

Aug 23, 2021
PNTV: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie (#15)
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How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Dale Carnegie. If you've ever had a worry or two, I think you'll dig some of my favorite Big Ideas from Dale Carnegie's classic book "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"!

Have you ever worried more than you'd like? (Me, too.) In this Note, we'll explore some *really* Big Ideas on how to stop worrying and start living—including the importance of rest (did you know our hearts rest way more than they work every day? (Me, either.)) and how important it is to make decisions and take action!

Aug 20, 2021
PNTV: Staring Down The Wolf by Mark Divine (#418)
16:57

This is our third Note on one of Mark Divine's books. Mark is a retired Navy SEAL Commander. He also has twenty-five years of experience as an entrepreneur. In this book, he draws on his decades of leadership experience to teach us the "7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams." Big Ideas we explore include The Two Wolves (which one are YOU feeding?), the. 7 Commitments (Courage + Trust + Respect + Growth + Excellence + Resiliency + Alignment), Falling Down Seven Times (and getting back up eight), Semper Gumby (Always Flexible!), and Your #1 Fear to Stare Down Next (what's yours?).

Aug 19, 2021
PNTV: The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine (#399)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from The Stoic Challenge by William B. Irvine. Hope you enjoy!

William B. Irvine is a professor of philosophy at Wright State University. He’s also a fantastic (and prolific) writer. And… Unlike many of his academic, professor-of-philosophy peers, he is a practicing Stoic philosopher. In the words of Donald Robertson (another Stoic author and practitioner; see The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), he is both a librarian AND a warrior of the mind. We featured another one of Professor Irvine’s great books on Stoicism called A Guide to the Good Life. I enjoyed that one quite a bit but I REALLY (!) enjoyed this one. Like, jumbo loved it. In fact, I’m going to put this one right at the top of our growing collection of books on Stoicism—along with the must-read classics by Aurelius (Meditations), Seneca (Letters from a Stoic, On the Shortness of Life), and Epictetus (Discourses, Enchiridion) plus the modern classics like Ryan Holiday’s The Obstacle Is the Way and The Daily Stoic. If you’re looking for “A Philosopher’s Guide to Becoming Tougher, Calmer, and More Resilient,” I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did. I HIGHLY recommend it.

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Aug 17, 2021
PNTV: Making Hope Happen by Shane Lopez (#292)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Making Hope Happen" by Shane Lopez. Hope you enjoy!

Did you know there's a science of hope? Yep. And Shane Lopez is the world's leading researcher studying the science of hope. This book is an inspiring look at the buts of bolts of cultivating hope. Big Ideas we explore include differentiating hope from fantasizing and dwelling, the three keys to hope (goals + agency + pathways), futurecasting, sirens when/where plans, and why hope is so important for leadership.

Aug 12, 2021
PNTV: Eat Move Sleep by Tom Rath (#279)
15:22

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Eat Move Sleep" by Tom Rath. Hope you enjoy!

Eat Move Sleep. The simple, powerful keys to optimal health and well-being. We talk about these fundamentals ALL the time and this is my new favorite book on health. Big Ideas we explore include 10,008 hours and 36 minutes (the magic # of elite performance), candy for cancer cells, the power of measuring whatever it is you want to improve, how to buy willpower at the store, and a vaccine for the common cold.

Aug 11, 2021
PNTV: Be Unstoppable by Alden Mills (#311)
14:53

This is a surprisingly awesome book—a fable about a young captain who spends time with a master and commander who reveals the secret code of rockin’ it. It’s kinda like if a Navy SEAL wrote The Alchemist or The Way of the Peaceful Warrior or The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Big Ideas we cover include: U.P.E.R.S.I.S.T. (the code to being unstoppable), the 2 limitations in life, how to discover your why, how to plan in 3-D, and the magic pill you need to take.

Aug 09, 2021
PNTV: Why Meditate? by Matthieu Ricard (#188)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Why Meditate?" by Matthieu Ricard. Hope you enjoy!

Why Meditate? According to Ricard, the ultimate reason is to transform ourselves so we can transform our world. That works for me! In this Note, we check out my favorite Big Ideas on working out our mindfulness muscles, looking at the power of neuroplasticity and highlighting the fact that it’s *all* about the consistent practice, working on our consciousness thought after thought and emotion by emotion.

Aug 05, 2021
PNTV: Do You! by Russell Simmons (#34)
11:00

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Do You! by Russell Simmons. He is part yogi, part hip hop mogul and all rock star. In this PN TV episode, we have fun taking a look at some Big Ideas on how to "Do You!" Hope you enjoy!

Aug 04, 2021
PNTV: Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson (#100)
10:58

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Optimizers from 70+ Countries!) Heidi Grant Halvorson is one of the world's leading researchers/teachers on the science of success. Here are a few of my favorite Big Ideas from her *great* book, Succeed. Hope you enjoy!!

Aug 02, 2021
PNTV: The Essential Ken Wilber by Ken Wilber (#36)
10:56

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Ken Wilber is one of the world's leading philosophers and in this Note we'll explore some of my favorite Big Ideas on his "Integral Philosophy" —including the REALLY Big Idea of holding multiple perspectives and seeing the partial truths in any situation (rather than always seeing things as "either/or") plus the importance of turning enlightened state experiences into a way of being (hint: you only get there by doing the work).

Jul 29, 2021
PNTV: Conquest of Mind by Eknath Easwaran (#107)
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The Conquest of Mind is an amazing book written by an equally amazing man: Eknath Easwaran. We use Easwaran’s translations for the Bhagavad Gita and The Dhammapada and in this book, he provides all kinds of great ideas on how we can win “the war within.” In the Note we’ll explore the fact that we don’t want to be heroes in the beginning and then sneak out the back door, the fact that we can ALL change, and the miracles that can be created by hard work.

Jul 28, 2021
PNTV: Creativity by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (#291)
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Creativity with a capital C—the type of Creativity that changes the world. How can we go about cultivating it in our lives? That’s what this book is all about. Our guide is the legendary psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Big Ideas we explore include defining true Creativity, focusing our attention and being willing to be kinda weird, the one personality trait all Creators have in common (hint: complexity!), creating rhythms and the nine elements of flow and how to tap into it!

Jul 26, 2021
PNTV: Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn (#158)
14:06

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Jon Kabat-Zinn is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts and one of the world’s leading advocates for mindfulness training. He’s demonstrated the phenomenal health benefits of integrating meditation into our daily lives and in this Note we’ll learn about meditation—what it is, how we can rock it and what we can gain from doing so.

Jul 23, 2021
PNTV: The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown (#134)
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You're imperfect. (Hate to break it to you!) And that's awesome. Brene Brown, TED-talk rock star and all-around awesome human being also happens to be one of the world's shame and vulnerability researchers who stumbled upon the secrets of what she calls Wholehearted living. In this Note, we'll look at the Dos and Don'ts of rockin' it as we cultivate courage, connection and compassion to put our soul in a great mood.

Jul 21, 2021
PNTV: The Happiness of Pursuit by Chris Guillebeau (#150)
12:01

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Chris Guillebeau is a brilliant guy and brilliant writer. He's also traveled to every.single.country in the world. (That's 193 for those counting.) In this great book we take a look at what it means to create an awesome Quest. The why's and how's and all that. What's your Quest? Ready to rock it?

Jul 19, 2021
PNTV: You Are the Placebo by Dr. Joe Dispenza (#190)
13:41

The Placebo effect is a pretty nutty phenomenon. Merely the *belief* that a pill (or surgery) will benefit you can lead to those results--even without the actual pill. In this great (!) book, Dr. Joe Dispenza tells us we can harness that power and shows us how. In the Note we'll have fun looking at how to become the new you as you cross the river of change and become an epigenetic engineer.

Jul 16, 2021
PNTV: Attainment by Troy Bassham (#154)
14:11

Troy Bassham is a 4 time National Champion and World Champion rifle shooter. He's also gold medalist Lanny Bashamm's son. Together they share extraordinary wisdom in their Mental Management® System. This book is fantastic. In the Note, we take a quick look at the 12 elements of elite performance.

Jul 14, 2021
How to tell when dietary/lifestyle changes are working? - with Drs. David and Austin Perlmutter on Optimize Coach
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Jul 13, 2021
How can I stay in the present while aiming for future goals? - with Brandon Guyer on Optimize Coach
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Jul 12, 2021
PNTV: One Spirit Medicine by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. (#229)
12:05

Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from “One Spirit Medicine“ by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. Hope you enjoy!

Alberto Villoldo is a fascinating blend of medical anthropologist and practicing shaman—having explored, practiced and taught these ideas for decades. Alberto walks us the healing wisdom at the nexus of ancient shamanic wisdom and modern science. Big Ideas include how (and why!) to optimize our gut-brain, removing two of the most toxic things in our diet, adding superfoods and detoxing from news and TV while cultivating stillness.

Jul 12, 2021
How do I get better at selling my coaching program? - with Steve Chandler on Optimize Coach
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Jul 11, 2021
Learn Cal Newport's "Triage & Optimize" process to make the most of each day
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Jul 10, 2021
How do we connect with our intuition? - with Cynthia Occelli on Optimize Coach
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Jul 09, 2021
PNTV: Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon (#242)
12:07

Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Steal Like an Artist" by Austin Kleon. Hope you enjoy!

This is a great little book packed with gems on the creative process we can apply to both our work AND our lives. As per the sub-title, Austin gives us  “10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative.” Big Ideas we explore include the need to start copying, the importance of taking care of ourselves and establishing a routine as we set creative constraints, and amassing a body of work as we consistently show up.

Jul 09, 2021
How to take a perfect breath - with Patrick McKeown on Optimize Coach
10:56

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Jul 08, 2021
Why run experiments in our lives? - with Valorie Burton on Optimize Coach
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Jul 07, 2021
PNTV: The Myths of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky (#355)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Myths Of Happiness" by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Hope you enjoy!

Sonja Lyubomirsky is one of the world’s leading positive psychology researchers. Her award-winning and very well-funded research is on “the possibility of permanently increasing happiness.” — How cool is that? This book focuses on, you guessed it, the myths of happiness—those things we *think* will make us happy (or devastated) but don’t. The book has over 700 (!) scholarly references. I always love connecting ancient wisdom and fun self-help with SOLID research so this book was a great treat.

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Jul 07, 2021
Steven Pressfield's daily practices to invoke the creative muse
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Jul 06, 2021
How to embody our top character strengths? - with Shannon Polly on Optimize Coach
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Jul 05, 2021
How to learn more from every challenge with Rich Diviney's Personal After-Action Report
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Jul 04, 2021
How can I bring my best energy to my top priorities? - with Michael Gelb on Optimize Coach
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Jul 03, 2021
What do I do when a creative idea calls me in a new direction? - with Steven Pressfield on Optimize Coach
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Jul 02, 2021
How can I be consistent when my life isn't? - with Alexandra Jaye Johnson on Optimize Coach
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Jul 01, 2021
How can I create an audacious vision? - with Alden Mills on Optimize Coach
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Jun 30, 2021
How can I Develop Self-Awareness? - with Rich Diviney on Optimize Coach
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Jun 29, 2021
How to tell when dietary/lifestyle changes are working? - with Drs. David & Austin Perlmutter on Optimize Coach
18:03

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Jun 28, 2021
How can I stay in the present while aiming for future goals? - with Brandon Guyer on Optimize Coach
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Jun 27, 2021
How should I use different breathing practices? - with Patrick McKeown on Optimize Coach
02:43

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Jun 25, 2021
PNTV: The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel
16:37

Did you know there’s an equation for Procrastination? Yep. Expectancy x Value / Impulsiveness x Delay = Motivation. Thank you, Piers Steel. In this great book, Piers (a leading researcher on the science of motivation/procrastination) walks us thru the power of that equation.

Big Ideas we explore include: Mental Contrasting (and why it beats creative visualization), goal setting (3 scientific keys) and how to add a month of productivity to your year.

Jun 25, 2021
How to prosper during challenging life events? - with William Damon on Optimize Coach
05:39

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Jun 24, 2021
What do I do about the impulses that prevent me from living a Deep Life? - with Cal Newport on Optimize Coach
09:40

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Jun 23, 2021
PNTV: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (#177)
16:17

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams. Hope you enjoy!

Jun 23, 2021
How to pursue Work goals and Family goals at the Same Time? - with Brian Johnson on Optimize Coach
15:01

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Jun 22, 2021
How Can Our Team Best Utilize Our Top Character Strengths? - with Michael Balchan on Optimize Coach
14:10

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Jun 21, 2021
PNTV: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield (#136)
13:36

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Here are some of my favorite Big Ideas from "The War of Art" by Steven Pressfield. Hope you enjoy! :) 

Jun 21, 2021
PNTV: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz (#57)
13:16

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The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz. In this PN TV episode, we'll have fun checking out some Big Ideas from Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz's great book "The Power of Full Engagement." Hope you dig it!

Jun 18, 2021
PNTV: Mastery by George Leonard (#39)
13:16

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Mastery by George Leonard. In this PN TV episode we'll explore some of George Leonard's Big Ideas on "Mastery"--ranging from the importance of diligence (patience and persistence!) to the pitfalls of masters (a couple: obsessive goal setting and laziness). Hope you dig it and here's to mastery!

Jun 16, 2021
PNTV: As a Man Thinketh by James Allen (#70)
13:21

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"As a Man Thinketh" by James Allen might just win the most densely packed with wisdom award and in this PN TV episode we'll have fun looking a few of my favorite Big Ideas on how we can shape our minds our create our ideal lives. Hope you enjoy!

Jun 14, 2021
PNTV: A Joseph Campbell Companion by Joseph Campbell (#69)
13:23

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Joseph Campbell rocks and in this PN TV episode we'll have fun looking at how to embrace our hero's journey, shed some skin and jump into our Highest Selves as we explore some of my favorite Big Ideas from "A Joseph Campbell Companion"! Hope you dig it. :)

Jun 11, 2021
PNTV: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (#84)
13:20

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Why is it that IQ isn't that highly correlated with success? Because "Emotional Intelligence" plays a *huge* role! In this PN TV episode we'll explore some Big Ideas on how to rock our EQ from Daniel Goleman's classic. Hope you dig it! :)

Jun 09, 2021
PNTV: The Big Picture by Tony Horton (#142)
14:20

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Tony Horton. If you've done P90X then you both LOVE him and you hate him (for kicking your butt!). Hah! Tony brings the same energy and laughs to this great book featuring his 11 Laws for rockin' it. In the Note, we'll have fun looking at the voices in his head, where he came up with his classic "Do your best and forget the rest!" and other goodness!

Jun 08, 2021
PNTV: How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport (#327)
17:10

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Cal Newport is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth who went on to MIT for his Ph.D. and is now a Professor at Georgetown. In this book, Cal shares the top ideas he gleaned from interviews with non-grind Phi Beta Kappa members at elite schools across the country. They had to perform well AND they had to achieve those results without grinding away. Their practices, although discovered independently, reflect the same wisdom shared in the science books. It’s great to see the overlap. Big Ideas: pseudo-work vs. real work (and a secret formula), conquering procrastination, when/where/how long should you study?, #1 way to learn (and #1 trap), the importance of spacing out your work and the power to choose your future via excellent grades.

Jun 04, 2021
PNTV: The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (#221)
16:35

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If you’ve ever had stress in your life (hah!) and wondered how to deal with it more optimally, I think you’ll love this. McGonigal tells us that how we THINK about stress plays a huge role in its affect on us and walks us thru the science behind it. Rather than try to get rid of stress (good luck with that!), we’re much better off shifting our mindsets to embrace and use the stress wisely!

Jun 03, 2021
PNTV: Originals by Adam Grant (#283)
21:39

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Adam Grant is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and the top-ranked Professor at Wharton. He’s also a great writer. In Originals, we take a look at "How Non-Conformists Move the World." Big Ideas we explore in the Note include vuja de, creating a ton of stuff, activating your GO! system when fear strikes, the fact that venting just fuels anger (and why empathetic anger is where it’s at), and how proper revolutions are less about cataclysmic explosions and more about long, controlled burns.

May 31, 2021
PNTV: No Limits by Michael Phelps & Alan Abrahamson (#239)
18:20

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Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history and arguably the greatest athlete ever. This book is a quick look at 8 virtues that led to his 8 gold medals in '08. Big Ideas we explore include how to train your mind, going all in, knowing what's important now (aka W.I.N.), and not confusing "can't" vs. "won't."

May 28, 2021
PNTV: The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday (#139)
15:33

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Ryan Holiday is brilliant. So is this book. The ancient Stoics taught us how to not only accept challenges but to thrive on them. Ryan brings their wisdom to life with compelling stories of great peeps who have rocked it in the face of adversity. In the Note we'll take a quick look at the three keys to making obstacles work for us: Perception + Action + Will.

May 26, 2021
PNTV: Motivation and Personality by Abraham Maslow (#4)
13:21

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Motivation and Personality by Abraham Maslow. Here's a look at some of my favorite Big Ideas from the dood who occupies the Great-Grandfather slot in my Spiritual Family tree: Abraham Maslow. He came up with the idea of "self-actualizing" and the hierarchy of needs and we chat about all that and more in this episode of PhilosophersNotes TV. Hope you enjoy! :)

May 24, 2021
PNTV: Natural Born Heroes by Christopher McDougall (#332​)
16:09

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Natural Born Heroes" by Christopher McDougall. Hope you enjoy!

May 21, 2021
PNTV: The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal (#141​)
15:10

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Here are some of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal. Hope you enjoy!

May 19, 2021
PNTV: Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman (#318​)
17:18

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Move Your DNA" by Katy Bowman. Hope you enjoy!

May 17, 2021
PNTV: 10-Minute Toughness by Jason Selk (#173)
15:43

Mental Toughness. If we want to optimize our lives and actualize our potentials, we MUST get our minds strong! This book is a *great* look at how to go about doing that. It’s a quick-reading, engaging look at Jason Selk’s practical, 10-minute plan to mental toughness. Big Ideas range from learning how to control our arousal state, replace negative thoughts, being solution-focused and the #1 rule for crushing it.

May 13, 2021
PNTV: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr (#420)
19:42

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Falling Upward by Richard Rohr. Hope you enjoy!

Alexandra got this book for me after I told her how much I loved David Brooks’ The Second Mountain. Apparently it is recommended alongside that book on Amazon. With 1,400+ reviews, Alexandra thought I might like it. Not only did I like the book, I loved it. And, I fell in love with Richard Rohr. Father Rohr is a Franciscan priest who beautifully integrates his faith with wisdom from various perspectives. Big Ideas we explore include our main Job in life (remembering that we're light bulbs and staying screwed in!), life's two major tasks, the fact that the way UP is DOWN (hence, the title of the book: Falling Upward), the hero and the heroine and their journeys, the paradox of the ego ("You ironically need a very strong ego structure to let go of your ego"), and how to become a Serene Disciple (let God drive).

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Big Idea 1: LIGHT BULBS
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Big Idea 2: 2 TASKS
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Big Idea 3: TURNAROUND
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Big Idea 4: HEROS
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- Finding Joe documentary → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8nFACrLxr0
- Pilot + Co-Pilot + Autopilot | The Art and Science of Installing Good Habit-Algorithms (#865) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/pilot-copilot-autopilot/

Big Idea 5: CHOICELESS
- +1: The Illusion of Choice | Want Greatness? There Is No Choice (#1263) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-illusion-of-choice/
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May 11, 2021
PNTV: Waking Up by Sam Harris (#260)
19:47

Sam Harris is part philosopher, part neuroscientist (with a Ph.D. from UCLA) and part contemplative seeker. His writing is smart, incredibly clear, and unapologetically direct. In Waking Up, he applies his intellect to the subject of discussing spirituality rationally—devoid of the baggage of both religious superstition/dogma and New Age woo woo-ness. Big Ideas: Mindfulness + meditation, stages of spiritual development, cultivating choice, and accepting while striving.

May 10, 2021
PNTV: Die Empty by Todd Henry (#234​)
18:34

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Die Empty" by Todd Henry. Hope you enjoy!

May 06, 2021
PNTV: The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey (#189​)
14:11

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Inner Game of Tennis" by W. Timothy Gallwey. Hope you enjoy!

May 05, 2021
PNTV: Courage Under Fire by James Stockdale (#187​)
17:03

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Courage Under Fire" by James Stockdale. Hope you enjoy!

May 04, 2021
PNTV: How Champion's Think by Bob Rotella (#377​)
18:35
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "How Champion's Think" by Bob Rotella. Hope you enjoy!

Dr. Bob Rotella is widely recognized as the world’s leading sports psychologist. He’s coached everyone from basketball stars like LeBron James to rock stars like Seal. The golfers he’s coached (including greats like Rory McIlroy) have won an astonishing 80+ major championships. Want to know how champions think in both sports AND life? Well, here you go. Big Ideas we explore include the importance of going for "exceptionalism" (by definition, to be reat/a champion you need to be an "exception" to the norm so...), a message from God (key takeaway: focus on the process, results are all good), train it and trust it, enthusiasm (it's the catalyst of champions), how to create your own reality (hint: don't do what average people do), and how to win the ultimate game of life.

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Apr 30, 2021
PNTV: An Iron Will by Orison Swett Marden (#140​)
10:54

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Here are some of my favorite Big Ideas from "An Iron Will" by Orison Swett Marden. Hope you enjoy! :)

Apr 28, 2021
PNTV: On the Shortness of Life by Seneca (#309​)
19:42

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "On the Shortness of Life" by Seneca. Hope you enjoy!

Apr 26, 2021
PNTV: Happiness by Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener (#110​)
13:29

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Happiness. It's what we're all after. Here are some Big ideas from two of the world's leading positive psychologists on the *science* of how to create true psychological wealth!

Apr 23, 2021
How Can I Maintain Energized Tranquility as I Look To Take My Business To the Next Level? - with Brian Johnson on Optimize Coach
21:48

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Apr 21, 2021
Are All Forms of Context Switching Equally Detrimental? - with Cal Newport on Optimize Coach
05:38

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Apr 21, 2021
PNTV: A Complaint Free World by Will Bowen (#102​)
13:29
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In the PNTV episode we take a quick look at Will Bowen's great book, A Complaint Free World. Goodness includes the fact that we are all self-made, a look at how we develop any new skill and the importance of being the change. Hope our enjoy!!
 
Apr 21, 2021
How Can I Get Unstuck When Making Life Decisions? - with Valorie Burton on Optimize Coach.
08:27

How Can I Get Unstuck When Making Life Decisions? - with Valorie Burton

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Apr 19, 2021
PNTV: The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand (#74)
13:29

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In this PNTV episode, we'll have fun with a few of my favorite Big Ideas from Ayn Rand's classic "The Fountainhead." (Always fun to see if we can distill some goodness from a 750+ page book into 10 minutes. Hope you dig it! :)

Apr 19, 2021
How Can I Help My Partner Feel Worthy? - with Suzie & James Pawelski on Optimize Coach
12:20

How Do I Avoid Feeling Resentment Towards My Partner? - with Suzie & James Pawelski.

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Apr 18, 2021
How Can I Develop Clarity on What I Want To Work Towards? - with Scott Barry Kaufman on Optimize Coach
06:45

How Can I Develop Clarity on What I Want To Work Towards? - with Scott Barry Kaufman.

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Apr 17, 2021
How Can I Help a Client Who Continues To Ruminate on the Same Challenges? - with Shannon Polly on Optimize Coach
04:01

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Apr 16, 2021
How Do You Eradicate Shame and Self-Judgement? - with Brian Johnson on Optimize Coach
05:05

How Do You Eradicate Shame and Self-Judgement? - with Brian Johnson. Brian Johnson is a member of the Optimize Coach Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement.

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Apr 15, 2021
PNTV: The Second Mountain by David Brooks (#421)
15:48

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from The Second Mountain by David Brooks. Hope you enjoy!

David Brooks is one of the nations’ leading writers and commentators. He is an op-ed columnist for the New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press. I loved his book The Road to Character. I loved this one even more. David tells us there are two mountains: The first mountain? That’s what society tells us we should pursue: all the normal trappings of success. The second mountain? That’s where the magic (and joy!) exists: where we move beyond ourselves and COMMIT (important word for this book!) to giving ourselves most fully to something bigger than ourselves. David identifies four potential commitments: to our families, to our vocations, to our faith/philosophy of life and to our communities. Ultimately, the book is intended to be a guide to the ULTIMATE quest in life: “The Quest for a Moral Life.”

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Big Idea 1: HAPPINESS VS. JOY
- PNTV: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbYeFrbnDQE
- PN: The Power of Ideals by Anne Colby and William Damon → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-power-of-ideals-william-damon-anne-colby/
- PN: The Road to Character by David Brooks → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-road-to-character-david-brooks/
- The 5 (Greek) Keys to Optimizing | Areté + Eudaimonia + en*theos + Hērōs + Euthymia (#200) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-5-greek-keys-to-optimizing/
- +1: Eulogy Virtues | How to Chisel on Your Road to Character (#212) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/eulogy-virtues/
- +1: The Mountain-Races of Life | And How to Win Them (#1066) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-mountain-races-of-life/

Big Idea 2: THE COMMITTED LIFE
- +1: Eudaimonism vs. Hedonism | Don’t Want to Be Depressed? Science Says… (#1166) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/eudaimonism-vs-hedonism/
- +1: Success Doesn’t Matter in This World | Commitment Does (#1078) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/success-doesnt-matter-in-this-world/

Big Idea 3: VOCATION
- Viktor Frankl → https://www.optimize.me/authors/viktor-frankl/
- +1: Don’t Aim at Success | Dedicate Yourself to a Cause Bigger Than Yourself (#1040) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/dont-aim-at-success/
- +1: Your Specific Mission in Life | You Have One… What Is It? (#1041) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/your-specific-mission-in-life/

Big Idea 4: RECOMMITMENT
- +1: Recommitment | Commitment Is Easy - It's ALL about Recommitting (#154) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/recommitment/
- +1: Falling in Love vs. STANDING in Love | One’s a Lot Easier than the Other (#134) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/falling-in-love-vs-standing-in-love/

Big Idea 5: FLASHLIGHT VS. HAMMER
- +1: Flashlight vs. Hammer | How Are You Using Life's Data? (#1088) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/flashlight-vs-hammer/
- +1: The Optimize Compass | And How to Make One (#1128) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-optimize-compass/
- Conquering Perfectionism 101 → https://www.optimize.me/conquering-perfectionism/
- Conquering Anxiety 101 → https://www.optimize.me/conquering-anxiety/
- Conquering Depression 101 → https://www.optimize.me/conquering-depression/

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Apr 15, 2021
How Do I Stop Procrastinating on the Things I Want To Do? - with Barry Michels & Kristan Sargeant on Optimize Coach
11:01

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Apr 14, 2021
PNTV: Gandhi the Man by Eknath Easwaran (#422)
21:33

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Gandhi the Man by Eknath Easwaran. Hope you enjoy!

Eknath Easwaran is one of my absolute favorite teachers. In this beautiful and brilliant biography we get his insights into the transformation of Gandhi the man into the Mahatma or "great soul." As per the sub-title of the book, we learn “How one man changed himself to change the world.” Big Ideas we explore include why/how it all starts with being the change, the power of satyagraha (= soul-force!), making history (by ignoring historians), Gandhi and sugar (and fuel for his soul engine), the call to action (to be moral warriors), and "my life is my message" (what's yours?).

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Big Idea 1: Φ + 1 + 1 + 1 = O = ∞
- PNTV: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, OFM → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbYeFrbnDQE
- PNTV: The Second Mountain by David Brooks → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNjsbl89Zds
- The Paradox of the Ego | Ironically: We Need a Strong Ego to Let Go of Our Ego (#1092) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-paradox-of-the-ego/
- +1: The Optimize Compass
- Eric Butterworth → https://www.optimize.me/authors/eric-butterworth/
- +1: We’re Only the Light Bulbs | Our Job Is to Remain Screwed In! (#1090) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/were-only-the-light-bulbs/
- Jocko Willink → https://www.optimize.me/authors/jocko-willink/

Big Idea 2: MAKING HISTORY
- Abraham Maslow → https://www.optimize.me/authors/abraham-maslow/
- +1: You and Gandhi | Making History (#847) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/you-and-gandhi/

Big Idea 3: SUGAR
- “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson → https://www.optimize.me/quotes/ralph-waldo-emerson/18509-what-you-do-speaks-so-loudly-that-i-cann/
- PN: The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-case-against-sugar-gary-taubes/

Big Idea 4: WARRIORS
- PN: The Baghavad Gita by Krishna → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-bhagavad-gita-krishna-eknath-easwaran/
- +1: The (Lucky) Master’s Path | Walk 1 Mile and Destination Is 2 Miles Farther Away (#456) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-lucky-masters-path/

Big Idea 5: “MY LIFE”
- +1: Being the Change | YOU Want to See in the World (#824) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/being-the-change/

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Apr 14, 2021
What Do You Do When Your Children Reject You? - with Carrie Contey on Optimize Coach
02:50

What Do You Do When Your Children Reject You? - with Carrie Contey. Carrie Contey is a member of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 13, 2021
How Do We Cultivate Joy? - with Brian Johnson on Optimize Coach
04:10

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Brian Johnson is a member of the Optimize Coach Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement.

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Apr 12, 2021
PNTV: The Book of Understanding by Osho (#52)
10:58

Osho's a fascinating guy and in this Note we'll take a look at the power of Zorba the Buddha, the importance of self-discipline, the fact that we've got to have a firm hold on our ego before we have any hope of letting it go (big point a lot of peeps tend to miss!), and a lot of other Big Ideas on making our potential a reality.

Apr 12, 2021
How Do You Adapt the Miracle Morning Routine to Different Types of Personalities? - with Hal Elrod on Optimize Coach
03:34

How Do You Adapt the Miracle Morning Routine to Different Types of Personalities? - with Hal Elrod. Hal Elrod is a member of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 11, 2021
How Do We Work on Wounds Without Considering Ourselves “Wounded?” - with Dr. Shefali & Renee Jain on Optimize Coach
03:47

How Do We Work on Wounds Without Considering Ourselves “Wounded?” - with Dr. Shefali & Renee Jain. Dr. Shefali & Renee Jain are members of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 11, 2021
How Can I Cultivate Meaningful Connection During a Time of Isolation? - with Valorie Burton on Optimize Coach
05:17

How Can I Cultivate Meaningful Connection During a Time of Isolation? - with Valorie Burton. Valorie Burton is a member of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 10, 2021
Is Procrastination a Performance Increasing Strategy? - with Steven Kotler on Optimize Coach
04:19

Is Procrastination a Performance Increasing Strategy? - with Steven Kotler. Steven Kotler is a member of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 09, 2021
PNTV: The ONE Thing by Gary Keller & Jay Papasan (#144​)
12:21

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Here's a quick look at five of my favorite Big Ideas from "The ONE Thing" by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. Hope you enjoy!

Apr 09, 2021
How Can I Let Go of Old Narratives as I Continue To Walk My Path? - with Todd Herman on Optimize Coach
09:56

How Can I Let Go of Old Narratives as I Continue To Walk My Path? - with Todd Herman. Todd Herman is a member of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 08, 2021
How Can I Pursue Self-Development From a Place of Being Enough? - with Brian Johnson on Optimize Coach
14:11

How Can I Pursue Self-Development From a Place of Being Enough? - with Brian Johnson. Brian Johnson is a member of the Optimize Coach Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 06, 2021
How Do I Avoid Feeling Resentment Towards My Partner? - with Suzie & James Pawelski on Optimize Coach
03:33

How Do I Avoid Feeling Resentment Towards My Partner? - with Suzie & James Pawelski. Suzie & James Pawelski are members of the Optimize Coach Guest Faculty. This exchange was captured during a Live Coaching session in the Optimize Coach program. Multiple times every month, Optimize Coach participants connect live with Brian, Michael, Alexandra, and members of our world-class Luminary Guest Faculty for wisdom, guidance, and encouragement. For more information, head to optimize.me/coach.

Apr 05, 2021
PNTV: Self Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson
15:31

Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Hope you enjoy!

Ralph Waldo Emerson. He’s the great-great-grandfather in my spiritual family tree. We named our son Emerson after this great 19th century philosopher and when I imagine the heroes whose qualities I want to emulate, he’s on the top of the list. Big Ideas we explore include: Trust thyself (every heart vibrates to that iron string!), nonconformity (and the integrity of your own mind), what must you do? (vs. what will they think?), Hobgoblins (begone), your voyage (of a thousand zigs and zags), and the Royal You (act like that now!).

Apr 05, 2021
PNTV: The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Donald Robertson (#359)
15:23
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy" by Donald Robertson. Hope you enjoy!

Got problems with your soul? These days, you’d see a psychotherapist. But, back in the day, it was the philosopher who’d help you optimize—they were the preferred physician of the soul. This book is about the philosophical roots of modern psychotherapy. Specifically, it outlines the connection between cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Stoicism. Big Ideas we explore include being a warrior of the mind vs. a librarian of the mind, your highest human purpose, getting on good terms with your inner daimon, practicing the reserve clause and modeling your ideal sage.

Mar 31, 2021
PNTV: Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche (#60)
11:00

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Nietzsche was said to deliver his philosophy with a hammer and in this PN TV episode we'll take a quick look at some Big Ideas from his classic "Thus Spoke Zarathustra." We'll explore everything from why he said "God is dead!" to the importance of giving joy to enjoy and I hope you dig it!

Mar 29, 2021
PNTV: Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine (#127​)
12:11

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Here are some of my favorite Big Ideas from "Unbeatable Mind" by Mark Divine. Hope you enjoy!

Mar 26, 2021
PNTV: Willpower by Roy Baumeister & John Tierney (#149​)
11:12

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Willpower by Roy Baumeister & John Tierney. Hope you enjoy!

Mar 24, 2021
PNTV: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (#7)
10:44

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Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. He is extraordinary. He survived the horrors of concentration camps and created "Logotherapy"--his philosophy of life that he articulates in his classic book, "Man's Search for Meaning." In this PN TV episode, we'll take a quick look at a few of my favorite Big Ideas. Hope you enjoy!!

Mar 22, 2021
PNTV: Thanks! by Robert Emmons (#162​)
12:14

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Thanks!" by Robert Emmons. Hope you enjoy!

Mar 19, 2021
PNTV: Legacy by James Kerr (#288​)
12:39

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Legacy" by James Kerr. Hope you enjoy!

Mar 17, 2021
PNTV: A Guide to the Good Life by William B. Irvine (#106​)
11:13

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Here's your guide to the good life (Stoic style!)!! :) I mentioned these links in the video: Happiness, Eudaimonia & Arete: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLL6wj... Louis CK on Everything's Amazing and Nobody's Happy (hilarious!): Hmmm... It's disappeared! Google it! :)

Mar 16, 2021
PNTV: Black Hole Focus by Isaiah Hankel (#286​)
14:44

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Black Hole Focus" by Isaiah Hankel. Hope you enjoy!

Mar 12, 2021
PNTV: Loving What Is by Byron Katie (#38)
10:53

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Loving What Is by Byron Katie. In this PN TV episode, we explore a few of my favorite Big Ideas from Byron Katie's brilliant book, "Loving What Is." Hope you enjoy! :)

Mar 10, 2021
PNTV: Musonius Rufus, Lectures and Sayings (#403​)
25:39

Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from the Lectures and Sayings of Musonius Rufus, translated by Cynthia Arrieu King. Hope you enjoy!

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Musonius Rufus was one of the four great Roman Stoics. In fact, he was known as the “Roman Socrates.” To put him in historical context with the other three great Roman Stoics: He was born in AD 30, about 34 years after Seneca. He taught Epictetus (who was born in AD 55). Epictetus died in 135 but taught the guys who taught the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius (who was born in AD 121) his Stoic philosophy—which is why Aurelius refers to him more than any other teacher in Meditations. Big Ideas we explore include: Theory vs. Practice (which is more important?), practicing philosophy (is where it's at!), vice vs. exile (free yourself from vice!), food (it's the medicine of life), and stoic love advice (competing in kindness).

Mar 08, 2021
PNTV: Overachievement by John Eliot (#26)
10:59

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Overachievement by John Eliot. In this PN TV episode we take a quick look at some of my favorite Big Ideas from "Overachievement"--a book all about rockin' our greatness! :)

Mar 05, 2021
PNTV: Love by Leo Buscaglia (#67)
11:02

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Leo Buscaglia was known as the Dr. of Love and in this PN TV episode we'll take a quick look at some of my favorite Big Ideas from his classic book, "Love." Hope you *love* it! :)

Mar 04, 2021
PNTV: Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday (#296)
10:53

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Ego Is the Enemy" by Ryan Holiday. Hope you enjoy!

Mar 01, 2021
PNTV: No Sweat by Michelle Segar, PhD (#224)
13:21

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "No Sweat" by Michelle Segar, PhD. Hope you enjoy!

Feb 26, 2021
PNTV: Future Visions by Abraham Maslow (#391)
25:27

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Future Visions by Abraham Maslow. Hope you enjoy!

As you know if you’ve been following along, I love Abraham Maslow and feel a deep kinship to him and his work. We have featured two of the books he published during his lifetime: Toward a Psychology of Being and Motivation and Personality. Although this book has only ONE review on Amazon and I could only buy a used copy of it, I knew I’d love it. And, although I had already been deeply influenced by Maslow and his thinking, there was something about reading his unpublished essays and journal thoughts that made me feel that much more connected to this great man. Big Ideas we explore include Maslow’s thoughts on the “eupsychian ideal” (aka: the “eudaemonic ideal”!), the psychology of happiness (eudaimonology!!), Stoic philosophy (Maslow was a fan), vicious cultural influences (Maslow was NOT a fan!), and the Jonah Complex (ANSWER YOUR HEROIC CALL, already!!).

Feb 24, 2021
PNTV: The Enchiridion by Epictetus (#071)
11:07

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In this PN TV episode, we'll have fun looking at some Big Ideas from the old school Stoic Philosopher Epictetus' "Enchiridion" (aka "The Art of Living). Hope you dig it!

Feb 22, 2021
PNTV: Gratitude Works! by Robert Emmons, Ph.D. (#402)
24:59

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Gratitude Works! by Robert Emmons, Ph.D.. Hope you enjoy!

I’m grateful for Robert Emmons. He’s dedicated the last three decades of his life to understanding the science of how to boost our well-being. In the process, he’s conducted ground-breaking research on the power of gratitude. In fact, he’s basically THE researcher we have to thank for understanding *just* how powerful gratitude journaling is. (He's also served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Positive Psychology.) I consider myself a reasonably grateful guy but this book has opened my eyes to JUST how powerful gratitude is. And, to just how important it is to DELIBERATELY PRACTICE it. Big Ideas we explore include: How to give yourself a 25% (!!!) boost in happiness, the top gratitude practices, the #1 obstacle to gratitude (and its remedy), and using challenges for grateful fuel!

Feb 19, 2021
PNTV: The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb (#404)
22:54

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb. Hope you enjoy!

Alex Korb is a neuroscientist in the department of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles. (Go Bruins!) He’s also a great writer. As per the sub-title, the book is all about “Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.” It’s REALLY good. Inspiring. Scientifically grounded. Simple. Practical. <- A winning formula for a great book! Big Ideas we explore include the power of exercising your brain (which is the #1 tip, btw), setting goals (and making decisions), developing positive habits (via repetition, repetition, repetition), biofeedback (and how to take advantage of it), and the power of others (rely on it!).

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► RELATED RESOURCES:
Big Idea 1: EXERCISE - YOUR BRAIN
- Conquering Depression 101 → https://www.optimize.me/conquering-depression/
- Conquering Anxiety 101 → https://www.optimize.me/conquering-anxiety/
- Conquering Procrastination 101 → https://www.optimize.me/conquering-procrastination/
- +1: +1 or -1 = Destiny Math | What Must YOU be? (#1) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/destiny-math/
- +1: The Bridge | Between Goals and Accomplishments (#821) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-bridge/
- PNTV: Why We Sleep by Mattew Walker (#392) → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/why-we-sleep-matthew-walker/
- PNTV: Gratitude Works by Robert Emmons (#402) → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/
- PN: Spark byJohn J. Ratey → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/spark-john-ratey/
- PN: The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-joy-of-movement-kelly-mcgonigal/
- PNTV: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/tiny-habits-b-fogg/
- +1:How to Sidestep Depression | Did You Know There’s a Magic # of Steps? (#1064) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-sidestep-depression/
- +1:Exercise vs. Zoloft | Feeling Depressed? Pop Your Exercise Pill! (#440) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/exercise-vs-zoloft/

Big Idea 2: SET GOALS + MAKE DECISIONS
- +1: Make Decisions | But Only If You Want to Feel Better (#1225) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/make-decisions/
- +1: Victim vs. Creator | Two Questions: "Why Me?" vs. "What Do I Want?"(#76) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/victim-vs-creator/

Big Idea 3: + HABITS = REPETITION
- +1: We Are What We Repeatedly Do | Excellence, then, Is Not an ACT but a Habit (#469) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/we-are-what-we-repeatedly-do/
- Optimizing Algorithms 101 → https://www.optimize.me/master-class/optimizing-algorithms-101/
- PNTV: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/tiny-habits-b-fogg/
- +1: Perfectionist vs. Optimalist | Which Are You? (#50) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/perfectionist-vs-optimalist/
- +1: Win or Learn | Three Questions to Ask after a Disappointing Performance (#96) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/win-or-learn/
- +1: "Needs work!" | What to Say to Yourself When Things Don’t Go as Planned (#31) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/needs-work/
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Feb 18, 2021
PNTV: The Dhammapada (Buddha) translation by Eknath Easwaran (#063)
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In this PN TV episode, we take a quick look at one of the core texts of Buddhism--"The Dhammapada." Hope you dig it!

Feb 15, 2021
PNTV: Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron (#376)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Chasing Excellence" by Ben Bergeron. Hope you enjoy!

If you’ve ever worked out at a CrossFit gym and/or watched the Reebok CrossFit Games, you know that the absolute best CrossFit athletes are absolute beasts. Well, Ben Bergeron has been the coach behind six world championships. This book is his inspirational, wisdom-packed !!! look at how he coaches greatness told through the lens of the 2016 Games in which his athletes Mat Fraser and Katrín Davíðsdóttir BOTH won. Think about that... He coached BOTH the men’s and the women’s champions. That’s amazing. My copy of the book is r i d i c u l o u s l y marked up. The book is OUTSTANDING. Big Ideas we explore include: Committing to excellence vs. "Meh, I'm good enough.", the 12 character traits of a champion, grit how's yours? positivity selection attention + confirmation bias, embracing adversity overload and get stronger!, and acting like a champion NOW.

Feb 12, 2021
PNTV: Finding Your Zone by Dr. Michael Lardon (#185)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Finding Your Zone" by Dr. Michael Lardon. Hope you enjoy!

Feb 10, 2021
PNTV: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (#056)
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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius. In this PN TV episode, we're gonna have fun with some Big Ideas from Marcus Aurelius: the (Roman) Emperor - (Stoic) Philosopher and his classic book "Meditations." Hope you love it!

Feb 08, 2021
PNTV: Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (#009)
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Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly. In this PN TV episode, we take a quick look at some of my favorite Big Ideas from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's GREAT book, "Flow"--including the importance of learning how to control the contents of our consciousness as well as how to get ourselves more consistently into the state of optimal experience known as Flow. Hope you enjoy!

Feb 05, 2021
PNTV: The Power of TED* by David Emerald (#083)
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In this PN TV episode on David Emerald's "The Power of *TED," we'll explore DDT vs. The Empowerment Dynamic, Living from a Victim vs. a Creator Orientation, and the power of baby steps to handle the dynamic tension between our ideals and our current reality. Fun! :)

Feb 04, 2021
Heroic Public Benefit Corporation - Want to (literally) invest in the movement?
40:30

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Feb 01, 2021
PNTV: Peak by Anders Ericsson (#287)
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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Peak" by Anders Ericsson. Hope you enjoy!

Feb 01, 2021
PNTV: The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky (#001)
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The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Alrighty. Here's a REALLY quick look at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from the PhilosophersNotes on one of my favorite books "The How of Happiness" by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Wow. 10 Minutes goes fast! :) 

Jan 29, 2021
PNTV: Mindset by Carol Dweck (#122)
12:36

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Mindset. It's huge. How's yours? Here's a quick look on why we want to lean toward a Growth mindset rather than a Fixed mindset and how to best do that!

Jan 27, 2021
PNTV: The Analects of Confucius (#066)
10:56

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Time for some more Old School love in this PN TV episode where we'll take a look at some of my favorite Big Ideas from Confucius's "Analects." Good times! :)

Jan 25, 2021
Want to Prosper? Here's 10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 8: Prosper
13:26

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An 80/20 Look at How To Invest in Optimus You, PBC, To Create a Heroic Fire That Lights up the World. In our final Module of The Fundamentals, we learn how to turn Pro and "go forward with hope." We'll build Optimus You, Public Benefit Corporation, with a personal Board of Directors and our daimons as CEO, before creating a 5-year prospectus and tracking our Optimized investment strategy of profound dignity via Eudaimonic accounting.

Jan 13, 2021
Want to Celebrate Life? Here's 10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 7: Celebrate
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An 80/20 Look at the Powerful Practice of Appreciating What’s Awesome. It’s easy to get so fired up about the whole Optimizing game that we forget the fact that we’re ALREADY WINNING. Science says: Gratitude is super important. In fact, it’s the key that unlocks a ton of joy. Therefore, it’s time to make it a fundamental. (When? TODAY!)

Jan 12, 2021
An 80/20 Look at How To Focus Your Soul Force on the Only Moment That Matters
12:35

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An 80/20 Look at How To Focus Your Soul Force on the Only Moment That Matters. If we want to create an awesome future AND to enjoy life right now then we need to focus on the only moment that matters: the present moment. (Aka RIGHT THIS SECOND!) We explore how to Carpe Punctum (Seize the Moment!) with the spotlight of our attention on W.I.N, and how to train our ability to put our minds where we want, when we want, for how long we want (which, science says, is THE hallmark of healthy, happy people).

Jan 10, 2021
10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Breathing (via Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 5: Breath)
19:05

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An 80/20 Look at How To Optimize Your Breathing for Calm, Focused Energy (Aka Energized Tranquility!). In Module VI.5, having explored the 80/20 of Eating, Moving, and Sleeping, we turn our attention to another potential contender for the title of "most important fundamental." We learn how to Optimize our breathing (through the nose, deep into the belly, with long exhales) all day, every day, and how to train our tranquility with this ticket to self-mastery.

Jan 09, 2021
10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Sleep (An 80/20 Look at Why We Sleep, Why We Don't Sleep, and How To Optimize Our #1 Fundie)
17:52

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An 80/20 Look at Why We Sleep, Why We Don't Sleep, and How To Optimize Our #1 Fundie. In Module VI.4, we learn that Sleep isn't just a pillar of optimizing, it's the foundation on which all of our fundamentals rest! (It's also the most underappreciated way to change our lives.) We review what science says about the Top 10 Sleep Kryptonites (and how to minimize/eliminate each of them) before identifying the most important things we can do as we move from Theory to Practice to Sleep Mastery.

Jan 08, 2021
10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Movement (An 80/20 Guide To Becoming an Energized Perpetual Motion Machine)
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An 80/20 Guide To Becoming an Energized Perpetual Motion Machine. In Module VI.3, we learn how to take advantage of the time-released, well-being power tool of exercise while also finding Opportunities-to-Move throughout the day and helping our designed-to-move bodies experience the gift of playing our personal movement games. Enter: You, the Energized Perpetual Motion Machines!

Jan 07, 2021
10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Nutrition (An 80/20 Look at Optimal Nutrition)
17:42

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An 80/20 Look at Optimal Nutrition. In Module VI.2, we explore the importance of optimizing our nutrition to become (even more!) radiantly alive. We remind ourselves that there is no "the" way—especially for nutrition—while reviewing some pretty universal recommendations on what to eat (food!) and, even more importantly, what to avoid (edible food-like substances; aka ultra-processed sugar-laden pseudo foods that make us sick and tired!).

Jan 06, 2021
Mastery Series Module V: Algorithms - Part 4: Top 10 Power Algorithms
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The Essential Algorithms To Install to Reach Your Heroic Potential. In Module V.4, we explore The Top 10 Optimize Power Algorithms we can use to create a higher probability of living in alignment with our Daimons. (After asking the important question of "What variable are we Optimizing for?")

Jan 03, 2021
Mastery Series Module V: Algorithms - Part 3: Delete
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Removing the Habits That Make You Crash or Create an Unnecessarily Bumpy Ride. In Module V.3, we make it really, really hard to do the bad habits that we know don't serve us, identify the #1 habit that will have the most positive impact on our lives if we STOP doing it, and delete it.

Jan 02, 2021
Mastery Series Module V: Algorithms - Part 2: Install
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Being a Good Co-Pilot for Your Daimon Pilot and Basal Ganglia Auto-Pilot. In Module V.2, we make it really, really easy to create good habits, identify the #1 habit that will have the most positive impact on our lives if we START doing it, and install it.

Jan 01, 2021
10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Habits
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Using Our Willpower Wisely To Install Habits That Run on Autopilot. In Module V.1, we learn how to install and delete algorithms (aka habits!) that will make it easy for you to show up as your best self. We need to get really good at using our willpower wisely to install great habits that run on autopilot so we can give the world all we’ve got. We’ll master this process as we create our first set of algorithms and start thinking about our Top 10 Power Algorithms we want running the show.

Dec 31, 2020
Mastery Series Module IV: Carpe Diem - Part 7: Carpe Weekem (Preview)
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Extending the Rhythms of Our Days To Our Weeks and Turning Pro. In Module IV.7, we apply what we've learned about creating Masterpiece Days to create Masterpiece Weeks, becoming Professional Optimizers as we focus on the process, make progress, cultivate confidence, demonstrate consistency, and commit to spiraling up by keeping score on the things that matter most.

Dec 30, 2020
Mastery Series Module IV: Carpe Diem - Part 6: Love (Preview)
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Love 0.0 + Love 1.0 + Love 2.0 + Love 3.0 + Love ∞.0. Now that we know that Today's the Day and have our AM and PM Bookends rocking along with superhero levels of Energy and Work, we're ready for the most important thing: LOVE. In this session we'll redefine Love and set some fun daily targets as we master Love 0.0, Love 1.0, Love 2.0, Love 3.0 and Love ∞.0. When? TODAY!!! And tomorrow and…

Dec 29, 2020
My Top 3 PROSPERITY Books of All Time (+ a Life-Changing Idea From Each!) (#12)
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Here are my Top 3 PROSPERITY Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/prosperity

#1: Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/spiritual-economics-eric-butterworth/
#2: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-science-of-getting-rich-wallace-wattles/
#3: Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/wealth-warrior-steve-chandler/

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#2: THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH by Wallace D. Wattles
- +1: Compete? Nah. Create! | A Key to the Science of Getting Rich (#432) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/compete-nah-create/
- +1: Euthymia | How to Live with Energized Tranquility (#100) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/euthymia/

#3: WEALTH WARRIOR by Steve Chandler
- +1: Wealth thru Profound Service | Three Mindsets: Passion + Craftsman + Servant (#350) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/wealth-thru-profound-service/
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Dec 29, 2020
Mastery Series Module IV: Carpe Diem - Part 5: Work (Preview)
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Going Deep Pre-Inputs With 100% Presence. With our Energy Optimized, we’re ready to go Deep and give ourselves most fully to the world via deep, meaningful work. We’ll talk about how to go Deep, discover our idiosyncratic rhythms and track our awesome via our Carpe Diem journal. Whether you’re a startup CEO or a stay-at-home supermom, we’ll be creating a ton of flow via deliberate, intentional, deep and meaningful work.

Dec 27, 2020
10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Energy (Create Rhythms. Train Your Recovery. Flip the Switch.)
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Create Rhythms. Train Your Recovery. Flip the Switch.. With our AM and PM Bookends coming together, we’re ready to Optimize our Energy throughout the day. Too many of us go through our days constantly “on” and, as a result, feeling a sense of what we call “enervated anxiety” (a close relative of burnout and bleh). To help the cause, we’ll teach you how to create a deep sense of “Energized Tranquility” by systematically creating rhythms to our days that enable us to show up as our best selves more and more consistently throughout the day and over the years and decades ahead. (Boom!)

Dec 26, 2020
Install Your AM Protocol to Win the Day Early (10 Big Ideas from The Optimize Mastery Series Module IV: Carpe Diem - Part 3: The AM Bookend)
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Install AM Protocol & Win the Day Early. With a solid PM Bookend installed, we’re ready to show up like a Boss in the morning—waking up feeling energized and ready to do some of our most important Big 3 goodness BEFORE we enter the world of inputs. We’ll begin installing a solid AM protocol, including a meditation and Carpe Diem telos practice and, if you can swing it with your idiosyncratic constraints, some Deep Work, Deep Energy, and Deep Love time blocks.

Dec 25, 2020
Masterpiece Days Begin the Night Before (10 Big Ideas from Module IV: Carpe Diem - Part 2: The PM Bookend)
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Masterpiece Days Begin the Night Before. Now that we know TODAY’S the Day (!!!), it’s time to start at the beginning of our Optimal day—which just so happens to be the END of the prior day. As such, we’re going to start architecting our Masterpiece Day with a solid Shutdown Complete and Digital Sunset protocol. We’ll get better at turning our brains off so we can get to bed earlier and wake up (without an alarm?) nice and early feeling all bright and shiny. (Note: Optimizers consistently tell us THIS session changes lives.)

Dec 24, 2020
Today's the Day To Create Emotional Stamina via Masterpiece Days (10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module IV: Carpe Diem - Part 1: The Big Picture) (Preview)
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Today's the Day To Create Emotional Stamina via Masterpiece Days. If we’re serious about moving from Theory to Practice to Mastery then we need to know one very (!) important fact: TODAY’S the Day!! In this session, we’ll look at the big picture, meet the reporter who’s always following you around, learn about the importance of knowing and EXECUTING our protocol. (Know this: the worse we feel, the MORE committed we need to be to executing our protocol!) We’ll also take a v1 pass at our Masterpiece Day template.

Dec 22, 2020
My Top 3 CELEBRATING Books of All Time (+ a Life-Changing Idea From Each!) (#11)