Info

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

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. (Learn more at optimize.me.)
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time
2017
November
October
September
May
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: September, 2015
Sep 30, 2015

Spiritual indigestion. It comes from a lot of studying and not a lot of applying. The solution is simple - move from theory to practice by LIVING your truths! -)

Sep 30, 2015

Test: "I'll give you two marshmallows if you wait 20 minutes or you can have one now." How pre-schoolers responded to that predicted their SAT scores at 16, their BMI at 30 and brain health at 50. (WOW.)

Sep 29, 2015

It's time to quit *pursuing* happiness and *practice* it!!

Sep 29, 2015

Tom Morris tells us we can either make our life a tent or a tower. If we're going the tower route, we want to pay attention to the foundation.

Sep 28, 2015

Do you have big problem in your life? Hate to break it to you but all that means is that you're being a small person!

Sep 28, 2015

Be quick!! But don't hurry. John Wooden repeated that all.the.time to his players in every.single.practice. We need to live with intensity (!), fully showing up and playing at the edge of our abilities WHILE staying centered. Andy Hill walks us through how he learned how to do that playing under Wooden during their dynasty days.

Sep 27, 2015

Fact - We already know. The question is - do we have the courage to trust ourselves and follow our own wisdom? Here are a few exercises and questions to help you tap into your inner wisdom and develop your intuition!

Sep 27, 2015

There's a sweet spot between your comfort zone and your survival zone. That's where we want to hang out as we deliberately practice and move to mastery.

Sep 26, 2015

Abraham Maslow tells us that in any given moment we can either step forward into growth or back into safety. +1 or -1. +1 or -1. Here's why those decisions matter and how you can rock it!!

Sep 26, 2015

Tim Sanders is awesome. He was the Chief Solutions Officer for Yahoo! back in the day and wrote the uber-cool book Love Is the Killer App. In this interview, we’ll learn how to be truly rich via powerful daily practices as we become healthy-thought nuts and POETs who practice persistence. Fun!

Sep 25, 2015

Want to optimize your life? Try this simple exercise to identify the top things you could *start* doing and *stop* doing that will lead to the most positive impact in your life!!

Sep 25, 2015

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.

Sep 24, 2015

Want to figure out your mission in life? Here are 5 Big Ideas + 5 journal questions + 5 tips to help you rock it!!!

Sep 24, 2015

In The Talent Code, Dan Coyle introduced us to the power of myelin and its role in creating world-class performance. In The Little Book of Talent, he shares 52 uber-practical tips on how to improve our skills. Big Ideas we explore include how to actually deliberately practice (hint: find your sweet spot), the most important skill (hint: get good at actually practicing), playing mental movies, adopting a blue collar mind set and thinking like a gardener while acting like a carpenter.

Sep 23, 2015

Willpower. It's the queen of all virtues--the greatest predictor of health, happiness, wealth and all other good things. Here are 10 tips on how to build *your* willpower!!

Sep 23, 2015

Want to catalyze your motivation + goal attainment? Get your WOOP on! Wish + Outcome + Obstacle + Plan = magic.

Sep 22, 2015

Gratitude, as we know, is huge. Here's another really powerful exercise to flex your appreciation muscles and train yourself to see what's working in your life!!

Sep 22, 2015

Barbara Oakley teaches one of the largest classes in HISTORY called "Learning How to Learn." (Over 1 million students!) She also wrote the great book, "A Mind for Numbers." Join us as we explore some of my favorite Big Ideas.

Sep 21, 2015

Equanimity. The word means 'balanced mind.' (Love that!) Here's how to recover your equanimity when life challenges you!!

Sep 20, 2015

Hal Elrod is an inspiring guy. Want to wake up every morning fired up to make today another masterpiece? Then it's time to make your mornings miraculous and Hal shows us how with his Life S.A.V.E.R.S. Join us as we discuss his great book The Miracle Morning.

Sep 20, 2015

I'm excited to share some of my favorite super productivity tips. Here's my #1 practice: If it takes -2 minutes, 1-touch it!!

Sep 20, 2015

Michael J. Gelb is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking, accelerated learning, and innovative leadership and author of the bestselling How To Think Like Leonardo da Vinci and Brain Power.

Sep 19, 2015

Tired of being a perfectionist? Here are some ideas on how to shift out of that debilitating mindset and become an optimalist!! :)

Sep 19, 2015

Gabriel Oettingen is one of the world’s leading researchers in “The New Science of Motivation.” The basic idea of the book is captured in a clever image on the cover: Rose colored glasses with one lens cracked. Oettingen walks us thru the compelling research that demonstrates the power of seeing both the positive AND the challenges. When we contrast our wishes with the obstacles to their attainment we, almost magically, catalyze an extraordinarily higher level of performance. 

Sep 18, 2015

Gratitude is HUGE. Easiest, most powerful way to boost our happiness levels. Here are some of my favorite tools on how to get our gratitude on and live w/more consistent radiant joy and en*thusiasm! Hope you enjoy! (What are YOU grateful for?! :)

1 2 3 4 Next »