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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. (Learn more at optimize.me.)
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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/

Get Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff, Ph.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gratitude-Works-Creating-Emotional-Prosperity/dp/1118131290/
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 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/

► FREE 14-DAY OPTIMIZE TRIAL:
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► MORE GOODNESS:
- Get the Optimize App for iPhone & iPad: https://www.optimize.me/apps/
- Get the Optimize App for Android: https://www.optimize.me/apps/
- Subscribe to the Optimize Podcast: https://optimize.me/podcast/
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- Follow Optimize on Instagram: https://instagram.com/optimize.me/
- Learn More about Optimize Coach: https://optimize.me/coach/

Oct 26, 2020

Here are my Top 3 ANCIENT WISDOM Books of All Time:

#1: The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
#2: Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
#3: The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

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

Oct 19, 2020

Here are my Top 3 HABITS Books of All Time:

#1: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
#2: Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

LISTEN for More on why + a Big-Idea from each of those books!

Oct 12, 2020

Here are my Top 3 BEST Books of All Time:

#1: The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels
#2: Deep Work by Cal Newport
#3: Happy Together by Suzie and James Pawelski

LISTEN for More on why + a Big-Idea from each of those books!

Oct 11, 2020

Here are my Top 3 BEST Books of All Time:

#1: The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels
#2: Deep Work by Cal Newport
#3: Happy Together by Suzie and James Pawelski

LISTEN for More on why + a Big-Idea from each of those books!

Sep 29, 2020

#1: Today I kinda go off on a ton of stuff: From HRV/RHR ice-bath spikes to Soul Force and Deep Work and the Handbook. Hope you enjoy. Let’s do this. Together. TODAY.

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Sep 28, 2020

Thanks for all your Handbook love! Here's the Optimize Handbook link I mention: https://optimizehq.typeform.com/to/sFx8AlU1

Quick edition as it's time for shutdown complete/meditation and Deep Love!! LOVE!!
Sep 27, 2020
In this Sunday edition, we talk about doubling my basic training protocol (it's the 200 burpees and 20k steps a day that provide the best challenge!) and some iterative creative progress on the book.
 
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Sep 25, 2020
Today we have fun with my (re-)new(ed) identity: Philosopher + CEO and some Handbook +1s. As always: Get instant (free) access to all 600+ PhilosophersNotes AND all 50 Optimal Living 101 classes AND 1,000+ Optimize +1s as part of our free 2-week trial: http://optimize.me/
Sep 24, 2020

Today we take a sneak peek at v1 of the OPTIMIZE Handbook cover and look at some Oura data on a good bad night saved by an algorithm! As always: Get instant (free) access to all 600+ PhilosophersNotes AND all 50 Optimal Living 101 classes AND 1,000+ Optimize +1s as part of our free 2-week trial: http://optimize.me/

Sep 23, 2020

Today we chat about missing the ol' mark on the 3:00 last-input target. And simply recommitting. And... Finished Phase I of the Handbook construction process. Scaffolding is in place. Fired up. (Just noticed this is #50. Time flies when you're having fun!) As always:

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Sep 22, 2020

Did you know there are 101 days left in 2020. Yep. Time to finish strong. I share a little on how I'm going to do that with the Handbook, etc. How about YOU?

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