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Dec 31, 2020

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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 30, 2020

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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 29, 2020

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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

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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/

Get Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Economics-Principles-Process-Prosperity/dp/087159269X?tag=entheos06-20
Get The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Science-Getting-Rich-Thrifty-Book/dp/1604598875?tag=entheos06-20
Get Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Warrior-Personal-Prosperity-Revolution-ebook/dp/B008ZLO6XS?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: SPIRITUAL ECONOMICS by Eric Butterworth
- +1: Spiritual Economics | Your New Wealth Vocabulary (#349) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/spiritual-economics/
- +1: Prosper = “to Go Forward Hopefully” | Not so Much a CONDITION OF Life as It Is an ATTITUDE TOWARD Life (#923) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/prosper-to-go-forward-hopefully/
- +1: How to Prosper | Some “Pro” Tips (Via a Visit with my Dictionary) (#958) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-prosper/

#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/
- Masterpiece Days 101 → https://www.optimize.me/masterpiece-days/


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Dec 27, 2020

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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 26, 2020

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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 25, 2020

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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 24, 2020

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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 22, 2020

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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 21, 2020

Here are my Top 3 CELEBRATING Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/celebrating

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#1: Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff, Ph.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/
#2: Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/
#3: Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/pathways-to-bliss-joseph-campbell/

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Get Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gratitude-Works-Creating-Emotional-Prosperity/dp/1118131290/
Get Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pathways-Bliss-Mythology-Personal-Transformation/dp/1458749118?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: SELF-COMPASSION by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
- +1: The Science of Self-Compassion | Three Keys: Self-Kindness + Common Humanity + Mindfulness (#34) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-science-of-self-compassion/

#2: GRATITUDE WORKS! by Robert A. Emmons
- PN: Thanks! by Robert A. Emmons → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/thanks-robert-emmons/
- +1: How to Cultivate Gratitude | Science Says: #1 Practice = … (#1069) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-cultivate-gratitude/
- +1: Science Says: Gratitude Works | Some EYE-POPPING Stats (#1068) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/science-says-gratitude-works/
- +1: Taking Things FOR GRANTED vs. AS GRANTED | Let’s Choose Wisely (#1070) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/taking-things-for-granted-vs-as-granted/
- +1: The #1 Obstacle to Gratitude | And Its Remedy (#1071) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-1-obstacle-to-gratitude/
- #1: How do you start your day? Here’s how I start mine. (Breakfast of Champions + Oura 1-2-3+!) (#5) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLO3HrC6-hU

#3: PATHWAYS TO BLISS by Joseph Campbell
- Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers → https://billmoyers.com/series/joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-1988/
- Finding Joe → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8nFACrLxr0
- +1: Follow Your Bliss | Jump into Enlightenment (#124) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/follow-your-bliss/

Dec 20, 2020

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​​Applying the Best of Modern Science To the Study of a Good Hero. In Module II.3 we learn the science of how to make our goals reality via WOOP, increase our motivation, cultivate grit, and Optimize our courage en route to maintaining dynamic tension and dynamic equilibrium while aiming ourselves towards our Universal, Unique, and Ultimate quests.

Dec 19, 2020

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Preparing for Our Heroic Quests by Training Like Warriors and Stocking Our Armamentarium With Tools + Weapons + Provisions. In Module II.2, we practice our philosophy with intensity, learn basic orienteering, and equip ourselves with ready-at-hand tools for the journey, including a Virtue Compass, Heroic Healing Balm, Hero Pills, Secret Weapons, Hero Fires, Pearls, Hope Maps, and Hero Bars.

Dec 18, 2020

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The Study of a Good Hero and How To Create Antifragile Confidence + Heroic Courage + Response-Ability. In Module II.1, we define the rules of the game, remind ourselves that we will always (!!!) face challenges, meet our training partners, learn how to use obstacles as fuel for growth, and prepare ourselves to face anything that life throws at us as we give our best in service to others.

Dec 17, 2020

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The Study of a Good Soul and How To Operationalize Virtue via Ancient Wisdom + Modern Science + Practical Optimizing Tools. In Module I, we define the game that we're playing, hang out with Aristotle, Abraham Maslow and Martin Seligman, discover that the word “psychology” literally means “the study of the soul” and commit to studying what a “good soul” (aka eudaimonia) looks like as we, most importantly, learn how to master the process of high-fiving our inner souls all day every day by operationalizing virtue.

Dec 16, 2020

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A Welcome and Invitation To Commit. In the introduction to the Optimize Mastery Series and Optimize Coach program, we learn the process for expressing the Optimize = Optimus = Best = Eudaimon = Hero versions of ourselves more and more consistently, closing the gap between who we’re CAPABLE of being and who we’re ACTUALLY being and giving the world all we’ve got.

Dec 14, 2020

Here are my Top 3 FOCUSING Books of All Time:

#1: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
#2: Irresistible by Adam Alter
#3: Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

More on why + a Big-Idea from each of those books in this video: https://youtu.be/eHMnL7MCMrs

Dec 7, 2020

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Here are my Top 3 BREATHING Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/breathing

#1: The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-oxygen-advantage-patrick-mckeown/
#2: Breath by James Nestor → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/breath-james-nestor/
#3: True to Form by Dr. Eric Goodman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/true-to-form-eric-goodman/

Get The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oxygen-Advantage-Scientifically-Breathing-Techniques/dp/0062349457/?tag=entheos06-20
Get Breath by James Nestor on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art/dp/0735213615
Get True to Form by Dr. Eric Goodman on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/True-Form-Foundation-Training-Sustained/dp/0062315315?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: THE OXYGEN ADVANTAGE by Patrick McKeown
- +1: The Magic Spot in Our Mouths | High Five It and Shine! (#1230) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-magic-spot-in-our-mouths/
- +1: The Rules of Breathing | The Big 3: Nose + Belly + Exhale (#485) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-rules-of-breathing/

#2: BREATH by James Nestor
- +1: Breathe Less | To Breathe Right (#1231) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/breathe-less/

#3: TRUE TO FORM by Dr. Eric Goodman
- +1: Ballet, Anyone? | Head Threads + Power Poses + Thor’s Hammer (#600) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/ballet-anyone/


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Nov 30, 2020

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Here are my Top 3 SLEEPING Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/sleeping

#1: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, Ph.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/why-we-sleep-matthew-walker/
#2: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-sleep-revolution-arianna-huffington/
#3: Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/sleep-smarter-shawn-stevenson/

Get Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, Ph.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Unlocking-Dreams/dp/1501144324
Get The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Sleep-Revolution-Transforming-Night/dp/1101904003
Get Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Smarter-Proven-Better-Success/dp/0984574522?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: WHY WE SLEEP by Matthew Walker
- +1: Think You Can Get By on Little Sleep? | Science Says: Think Again (Struck by Lightning Lately?) (#742) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/think-you-can-get-by-on-little-sleep/
- +1: To Read on an iPad at Night | Or To Read a Printed Book? ← That Is the Question (#740) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/to-read-on-an-ipad-at-night/
- +1: Sleep: Crazy Stats | To Make Your Heart Skip a Beat (#747) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sleep-crazy-stats/
- +1: Despair --> Hope | The Best Bridge? (#948) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/despair-hope/
- +1: Sleep Efficiency | Want 8 Hours? Be in Bed for 9! (#913) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sleep-efficiency/
- +1: Foundation vs. Pillars | Our #1 Fundie? Sleep! (#911) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/foundation-vs-pillars/

#2: THE SLEEP REVOLUTION by Arianna Huffington
- +1: Sleeping with Tom Brady | And Roger Federer and LeBron James (#629) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sleeping-with-tom-brady/
- +1: Making Money BECAUSE You Sleep | Sleeping with Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett (#648) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/making-money-because-you-sleep/
- +1: Alarms: Work-Down vs. Wake-Up | One’s (at Least!) 10x Better than the Other (#647) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/alarms-work-down-vs-wake-up/

#3: SLEEP SMARTER by Shawn Stevenson
- +1: Digital Sunset | Bedtime for Your Electronics (#152) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/digital-sunset/

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Nov 16, 2020

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Nov 9, 2020

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Here are my Top 3 NUTRITION Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/nutrition

#1: Food Fix by Mark Hyman, M.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/food-fix-mark-hyman/
#2: The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, M.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-happiness-diet-tyler-graham-drew-ramsey/
#3: It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/it-starts-with-food-dallas-hartwig-melissa-hartwig/

Get Food Fix by Mark Hyman, M.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Food-Fix-Economy-Communities-Planet-One/dp/031645317X
Get The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, M.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Diet-Nutritional-Prescription-Energized/dp/1609618971?tag=entheos06-20
Get It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Starts-Food-Discover-Whole30-Unexpected/dp/1628600543?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: FOOD FIX by Dr. Mark Hyman
- +1: Spray Painting Leaves | Wise Gardening for Mind Body and Soul (#1270) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/spray-painting-leaves/
- +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: Food Prescriptions | Are More Effective Than Prescriptions for Medicine (#1269) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/food-prescriptions/

#2: THE HAPPINESS DIET by Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, MD
- +1: The Happiness Diet | vs. The SAD + MAD Diets (#763) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-happiness-diet/
- +1: Taking Out the Carbage | How to go from MAD to Flourishing (#1176) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/taking-out-the-carbage/
- +1: Turning Frowns Upside Down | One Bite at a Time (#764) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/turning-frowns-upside-down/

#3: IT STARTS WITH FOOD by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig
- +1: The Optimize Food Rules | The Big 3 (+1!) (#1285) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-optimize-food-rules/

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Oct 31, 2020

This is our third Note on (Mister) Fred Rogers’ books. I read all three over the course of a week after falling in love with the man via the wonderful documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This book, as per the sub-title, is all about “Wisdom for Parents and Children from Mister Rogers.” Like the other books we’ve featured, it’s a super quick-reading and equally inspiring collection of brief wisdom gems from our beloved neighbor. I loved it. And, I’ve been enjoying channeling Mister Rogers’ warmth and presence and wisdom in my role as a father to our two little E’s: Emerson (6 as I type this) and Eleanor (2!). Big Ideas we explore include how to deal with disappointment (big and small!), growing (kids AND parents), the complexity of being a parent, setting limits and the power of saying, "I'm sorry."

Oct 28, 2020

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers. Hope you enjoy!

Did you know that Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister who was given the unique charge of working with children and families through television? Yep. Since watching the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, I’ve fallen in love with the man and his “relentless commitment to all that is best in people.” This is a quick-reading collection of some of Fred’s best wisdom gems gathered from various sources and organized by different themes. Big Ideas we explore include: Your eulogy (in three words!), an enraged Mister Rogers (= fierce love in action), a barrelful of songs (your barrel overflowing?), swimming with Fred (143!!), and making goodness attractive (remember our #1 job: ENCOURAGE others!!).

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► RELATED RESOURCES:
Big Idea 1: YOUR EULOGY
- +1: Eulogy Virtues | How to Chisel on Your Road to Character (#212) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/eulogy-virtues/
- Mastery Series Module O: Optimize = Optimus = Best = Eudaimōn = Hērō → https://optimize.me/coach-module-o/

Big Idea 2: ENRAGED MR. ROGERS
- +1: An Enraged Mister Rogers | Channeling His Fierce Love (#825) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/an-enraged-mister-rogers/
- Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKy7ljRr0AA

Big Idea 3: BARRELS FULL
- +1: A Barrelful of Songs | Is Your Barrel Overflowing with Goodness? (#828) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/a-barrelful-of-songs/
- +1: Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You | Origin Stories Featuring Cal Newport + Steve Martin (#1282) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/be-so-good-they-cant-ignore-you/
- +1: 50 Pounds = A | How to Master the Fear of Art (#85) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/50-pounds-a/

Big Idea 4: 143 = I LOVE YOU
- +1: Swimming with Mister Rogers | Then Stepping on the Scale to See… 143! (#830) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/swimming-with-mister-rogers/
- +1: Hērōs | Building Strength for 2 (#107) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heros/

Big Idea 5: 10 SECONDS
- Fred Rogers Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM
- PN: Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/

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