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Oct 8, 2021

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Oct 6, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John Maxwell. Hope you enjoy!

Do you want to reach your potential? If you’re reading this then the answer seems clear. The path to do so is pretty obvious as well: We must grow. And, as Maxwell advises, we must be intentional about it. Big Ideas we explore include a couple uber-powerful questions, Discipline as the bridge btwn your goals and accomplishments, trade-offs, and the magic of “Do it now!”

Oct 4, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Manage Your Day-to-Day" by Jocelyn K. Glei. Hope you enjoy!

If you’re looking to optimize your day-to-day-productivity, this collection of wisdom from some of the world’s leading creative gurus via 99U is a fantastic place to start. Big Ideas we explore include the importance daily routines, the most important thing you can do to boost your productivity, how screen apnea leads to things you don’t want and why rats love to check email.

Oct 2, 2021

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Oct 1, 2021

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The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar. Here's a quick look at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from Tal Ben-Shahar's *brilliant* book (especially if you've been or are a perfectionist like me :). Learn how to be an optimalist rather than a perfectionist. :)

Sep 29, 2021

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Learned Optimism by Martin Seligman. Optimism, optimism, optimism. If we want to live an extraordinary life, we've gotta develop our ability to shape our minds. In this episode, we're going to take a quick look at Martin Seligman's great book "Learned Optimism" and some science on how to get our optimism on! Hope you enjoy!

Sep 20, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. Hope you enjoy!

David Goggins is a former Navy SEAL (and Army Ranger) who used to hold a Guinness World Record for completing 4,030 pull-ups in 17 hours. These days he’s setting records as an ultra-endurance athlete. But he wasn’t always Mr. Superhero. In this great autobiographical self-help book, David walks us through his transformation from being a 297-pound exterminator to a “Who IS this guy?!” superhero. If you’re into SUPER (!!!) intense demonstrations of how to conquer ourselves to do the seemingly impossible (and don’t mind a stream of f-bombs—lol) then I think you’ll love this book as much as I did. Big Ideas we explore include: The Accountability Mirror, bringing your best (when you feel the worst), hero callouses (let failures toughen you up!), the process (how to go from running 1/4 of a mile to 200+ nonstop), and bursting from the inside out (learn to endure!).

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► RELATED RESOURCES:
Big Idea 1: THE ONE WARRIOR
- PN: Staring Down the Wolf by Mark Divine → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/staring-down-the-wolf-mark-divine/
- PN: Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/discipline-equals-freedom-jocko-willink/
- PN: Fearless by Eric Blehm → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/fearless-eric-blehm/
- Abraham Maslow → https://www.optimize.me/authors/abraham-maslow/
- "[Maslow] once asked his class, ‘Which of you believe you will achieve greatness?’ When they stared at him blankly, he asked, ‘If not you, who then?’” - Colin Wilson →https://www.optimize.me/quotes/colin-wilson/1536171-maslow-once-asked-his-class-which-of-you-believe-you/
- PNTV: The Healthy Deviant by Pilar Gerasimo → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-healthy-deviant-pilar-gerasimo/
- Thich Nhat Hanh → https://www.optimize.me/authors/thich-nhat-hanh/

Big Idea 2: THE ACCOUNTABILITY MIRROR
- +1: Targeted Thinking | What Do You Want + Now What Needs to Be Done? (#1267) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/targeted-thinking/
- +1: Neutral Thinking | vs. Positive and Negative Thinking (#1259) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/neutral-thinking/
- +1: WHtR ← Waist to Height Ratio | How’s Yours? (<.5 Here We Come!) (#1024) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/whtr-waist-to-height-ratio/
- +1: Stoic Spas | Are More Like Hospitals (Check Yourself In Yet?) (#379) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/stoic-spas/
- PNTV: It Takes What It Takes by Trevor Moawad (#394) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-88d6BM8Fb0

Big Idea 3: WORST → BEST
- PNTV: Sea Stories by Admiral William H. McRaven (#407) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s_fiyKInu0
- +1: When You’re Neck Deep in Mud | Sing! (#1204) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/when-youre-neck-deep-in-mud/
- +1: Emotional Stamina | What to Do When You’re Having a Rough Day (#28) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/emotional-stamina/
- Navy SEAL Cookie Jars | David Goggins on Becoming Superman (#661) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/navy-seal-cookie-jars/
- PNTV: Future Visions by Abraham Maslow → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncur6rCM2-0

Big Idea 4: THE PROCESS
- +1: Your Infinite Potential | And Where to Find It (#4) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/your-infinite-potential/
- +1: The Goggins Process | Your Job: Push Past Your Normal Stopping Point (#662) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-goggins-process/
- PN: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/everything-is-figureoutable-marie-forleo/

Big Idea 5: BURSTING → BURNING
- +1: The Good Life | vs. The Good Mood (#1126) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-good-life/
- "What is to give light must endure burning.” - Viktor Frankl → https://www.optimize.me/quotes/viktor-frankl/21801-what-is-to-give-light-must-endure-burnin/

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Sep 17, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "Relentless" by Tim Grover. Hope you enjoy!

Tim Grover was Michael Jordan’s trainer and, basically, his mental toughness coach. Kobe Bryant’s as well. And Dwayne Wade’s. And... Well, a ton of other elite athletes. He’s one of the world’s top mental toughness coaches and this book is, as per the sub-title, a manual on how to go “From Good to Great to Unstoppable.” Big Ideas we explore include: relentless commitment (vs. "Meh, good enough"), Do. The. Work (eat frogs and dominate), Pressure (pressure, pressure! BRING IT ON!), the source of true confidence, greatness math (remember: effort counts twice; just ask Michael Jordan and Jerry Rice), and turning your dreams into reality (ready?).

Sep 14, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Sea Stories by Admiral William H. McRaven. Hope you enjoy!

I got this book immediately after finishing Admiral McRaven’s first book, Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life... And Maybe the World. That one’s a quick-reading little book on the ten lessons McRaven learned in his SEAL training that we can all apply to our modern lives. It was fantastic. I had a strong feeling this memoir on his “Life in Special Operations” would be just as good. It is. As per the back cover, “Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden.” McRaven is a brilliant story teller with, as you can imagine, an incredible array of stories to tell. But that’s not why I loved this book so much. I loved it because reading it made me want to be a better human being. If you enjoy autobiographies and appreciate the military heroes who serve our country as much as I do, I think you’ll love the book as much as I did.

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Big Idea 1: ONE EVOLUTION
- +1: One Evolution at a Time | How to Get Through Hell Week (#1218) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/one-evolution-at-a-time/
- +1: Simplify the Battlefield | Wisdom from a SEAL Commander on What to Do in the Chaos of Life and War (#75) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/simplify-the-battlefield/
- +1: How Byron Katie Does Her Dishes | Hint: She Dominates Them (#536) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-byron-katie-does-her-dishes/
- +1: WIN! WIN! WIN! | What’s Your Next Most Important Thing? (<- Crush That. Repeat.) (#421) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/win-win-win/
- +1: What’s Important Now? (Part 2) | How to Win 28 Olympic Medals (#276) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/whats-important-now-part-2/
- PN: Constructive Living by David K. Reynolds → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/constructive-living-david-reynolds/
- +1: Now What Needs to Be Done? | Remember: Feelings Follow Behavior (#72) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/now-what-needs-to-be-done/

Big Idea 2: CONNECTION
- +1: The Power of Others | Rely on It! (#1226) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-power-of-others/
- +1: How to Say “I Love You” | In Squeezy-eze (#1140) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-say-i-love-you/

Big Idea 3: THE BELL
- +1: When You’re Neck Deep in Mud | Sing! (#1204) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/when-youre-neck-deep-in-mud/
- +1:Self-Efficacy| The Science of Confidence (#111) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/self-efficacy/

Big Idea 4: WARRIOR’S LOVE
- +1: How's Your Hedgehog? | 3 Circles on What You’re Here to Do (#131) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/hows-your-hedgehog/
- +1: Your Specific Mission in Life | You Have One… What Is It? (#1041) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/your-specific-mission-in-life/

Big Idea 5: A GOOD MAN
- +1: On Humility | Thinking of Ourselves Less (#1054) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/on-humility/
- +1: Heroes Have Quests | What's Yours? (#118) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heroes-have-quests/

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