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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.)
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Jul 15, 2016

Jim Rohn's success formula is simple: Do your key disciplines every.single.day. It's easy to do. But it's also easy *not* to do. (What are YOUR daily disciplines? You doing 'em?)

Jul 13, 2016

There's a big difference between fruitlessly ruminating and productively reflecting. Here's a quick look. (Remember: Focus on the +1 solution!)

Jul 11, 2016

It's crazy how much leaving gravity diminishes an astronaut's health. Guess what? We do the same kinda thing to our health when we sit all.day.every.day.

Jul 8, 2016

Baby sea turtles in Cancun used to be able to "seafind" via the moon's light. Since hotels moved in to the beach, they're losing that ability. Guess what? We suffer a lot from unnatural light at night as well. To digital sunsets and viva la sea turtle!

Jul 6, 2016

How do successful people get themselves to do things failures don't like to do? One word: PURPOSE. (How's yours?)

Jun 30, 2016

F.E.A.R. got you stopped in your tracks? It's time to D.A.R.E. Defuse from your negative thoughts, Accept discomfort, set Realistic goals and Embrace your values and #bam. You're rockin' it.

Jun 28, 2016

You have a big goal. You have your why. Here's how to make a plan to rock it. It's all about 3-D planning!

Jun 23, 2016

Your amygala is kinda like a car alarm for your limbic system. You don't want it to go off at the smallest thing. Meditation helps cool a hot amygdala so you're not always in fight-or-flight.

Jun 21, 2016

We need to be committed, of course. But, there's a virtuous way to go about it and a not-so-effective. It's all about flexibility (not fickleness or obstinacy).

Jun 14, 2016

"As a predictor of later success in life, I would place my bet on strong entrepreneurial capacitites" says William Damon, one of the world's leading development psychologists. Here's a quick look at those 7 qualities.

Jun 9, 2016

Veritas. That's the Latin word for truth. The Romans considered it the mother of all virtues. Are you shining the light of truth on your life?

Jun 6, 2016

Mistakes are part of life/performing. It's what we do when they happen that matters. Remember the 3 P's: Present + Positive + Process.

Jun 2, 2016

Want Jedi-like concentration powers?! (Me, too.) John Hargrave tells us there are two keys: We need to 1. Reclaim and 2. Retrain our attention.

May 31, 2016

The Drift. It's what happens when we don't have a clear plan for our lives. Are you drifting? Acknowledge it then create a plan!

May 26, 2016

Did you know that consuming news for just 3 minutes early in the day can lead to a lower mood up to 8 hours later? Yep. Here's how to deal with that.

May 24, 2016

Imagine being at the height of power. Crowds adore you. You are a total 100% rock star of awesome. And, wisely, you appointed an advisor to whisper in your ear: "Sic transit gloria"... "All glory is fleeting." Humility is a very powerful tool in crafting a noble life.

May 22, 2016

Virtues: Meet your parents!!! Here's your mom, Humility. And your dad, Courage.

May 19, 2016

The Greeks had a word for staying true to your own path. Euthymia. When we do that we experience tranquility. (Let's do that.)

May 17, 2016

Most us spend all our time polishing our résumé virtues. We'd be wise to focus more energy on cultivating our eulogy virtues. (What are yours?)

May 13, 2016

Gritty passion is more like a compass than fireworks. How's yours?

May 12, 2016

Michelle Gielan and Shawn Achor have worked with 1/3 of the Fortune 100 companies. They have discovered 3 core attributes that lead to 75% of success. Here they are.

May 10, 2016

Want to create Miracle Months? Well, here's how I'm approaching it. Hope you enjoy!

May 6, 2016

Confidence. It's very different than Arrogance and Insecurity. Here's how.

May 5, 2016

Angela Duckworth's new book on Grit is *phenomenal.* Note, etc. soon. I'm prepping for Fatherhood 101 so this Idea really jumped out at me and I figured I'd capture a quick Micro Class on it. Hope you enjoy!

May 3, 2016

Want to win the career lottery? Here's your winning ticket: Joy +Money + Flow.

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