Here’s a quick look at the Top 10 Big Ideas for my class Meditation 101: How to Meditate without Moving to the Himalayas!
When you're clear on your mission you structure your life to actualize. But when you eliminate distractions you're not making "sacrifices" per se. You're simply making decisions.
Here are my Top 10 Big Ideas on Relationships 101: How to Optimize the Love in Your Life. Hope you enjoy!
If we want GREATNESS (whatever that means for us), we need to remember that our destiny is shaped by our moment to moment decision. Let's shoot into the right basket as we step forward into growth.
If you want to hit your outcome (or "product" goals) you need to hit your daily PROCESS goals. Here's how.
What are the Top 10 goals you’d like to achieve over the next year? Awesome. Now, what’s the #1 goal? FOCUS ON THAT!
Creative visualization sounds good but science says it's not so hot. Get excited about your ideal future AND contrast that with your current reality. But only if you want to succeed more.
You're going to work on your project. But first! You're going to do something that will "only take 1 minute." A few hours later you forget what you were going to do. Let's not do that.
Science says that we’re happiest with our work when three things are present: Autonomy + Competence + Relatedness. Here’s a (super) quick look at Self-Development Theory.
Stressed? Heart racing, palm sweaty and all that jazz? Great! Know that how you interpret that stress response will dictate how it affects you. Choose, "I'm excited!" rather than "I'm freaked out!" :)
Optimizing our lives always involves two things: 1. Knowing + 2. Doing. The Doing is the hard part. We need meaning that matters. Abstract meaning ("Long-term health") is weak and immediate gratification meaning ("It feels good NOW!") is where it's at!
We've all heard that championship athletic performance is 90% mental. But that applies to EVERYTHING in our lives. Here are three ways to train your mind.
An untrained elephant grabs bananas and coconuts as it cruises thru the market. Your untrained mind does the same thing. The trick? Pick up a stick!
You want a great relationship? Fantastic. Start by dialing in your relationship with yourself! Know your #1s. And, support your Love by knowing *their* #1s.
Imagine someone following you tomorrow and keeping notes on EVERY single moment of your day--from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. And they document it all to share with the world. Change anything?
Did you know the word mediocre comes from the Latin words medius ("middle") + ocrus ("rugged mountatin")? It literally means to settle halfway up a rugged mountain. Let's not do that. Let's embrace excellence and summit the peak of our potential!
There's a gap between your comfort zone and your discomfort zone. That's where we're able to get our incremental improvement on. Let's play there. Stretch don't snap!
What do you want? Are you willing to pay the price? Fantastic. That's the ticket. (And, if you're feelin' it, go make 1,300 three-pointers every day like Kobe.)
We all know the slow and steady tortoise beats the bunny that burns himself out. But what if there was a creatture that combined both speed AND endurance. Meet your new friend Smokey!
Did you know that you can strike a power pose and boost your testosterone by 20% in 2 minutes? While dropping your cortisol 20%? Nuts, eh? Yet it's true. Weak poses = the opposite: 10% reduction in testosterone + 15% increase in cortisol. Wow.
He's tiny. Almost invisible. But he has a HUGE mouth and he's constantly telling you why you can't win. That's Mr. Mediocrity. We need to silence him.
The Pain Paradox: Only doing the easy stuff today makes it more difficult later. Paradoxically, doing the hard stuff now makes things easier in the future. Think cows vs. buffalo! :)
Feeling anxious or bored? Here's a quick look at how you can get into flow!