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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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Now displaying: October, 2015
Oct 16, 2015

Who do LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, Dwight Howard, James Harden and a ton of other top basketball players go to to get better? Idan Ravin. If you’re into sports + self-development + the pursuit of being the best you can possibly be, I think you’ll *love* the book. Big Ideas include getting paid to do what you love, greatness, obstacles and exiting the cave.

Oct 16, 2015

It's true. Kinda sorta almost making a real commitment to something is *way* harder than really making a 100% commitment. What do you need to make a nonnegotiable, 100% commitment to in your life? Get on that!!!

Oct 15, 2015

Discipline. It's a secret sauce to awesomeness. Here's how to turn your discipline into blissipline! -)Discipline. It's a secret sauce to awesomeness. Here's how to turn your discipline into blissipline! -)

Oct 15, 2015

Ready to go wild?! John Ratey, MD is here to give us the guidebook on how to make that happen! In this chat, we explore Big Ideas ranging from wild nutrition to getting adequate sleep and connecting with our tribe. Hope you enjoy!

Oct 14, 2015

Got some inspiring goals? Awesome. Here are 10 tips on how to take consistent, impeccable action to achieve those goals!

Oct 14, 2015

John Ratey is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School and one of the world’s leading authorities on the revolutionary new science of exercise. Join us for a discussion on how exercise boosts your creativity, reduces depression and is, essentially, like taking a little bit of Ritalin and a little bit of Prozac—it increases your focus + boosts your mood in powerful ways!

Oct 13, 2015

Got a vision board? Here are two big reasons why it might suck! -0

Oct 13, 2015

Dan Coyle tells us that greatness isn't born. It's grown. In The Talent Code + The Little Book of Talent, he shows us how. Join us as we explore some Big Ideas on how to get your greatness on as you grow your myelin and ignite your potential.

Oct 12, 2015

Tal Ben-Shahar gives us a handy-dandy model on how to be happier by embracing goals that we deem valuable while enjoying the journey. Here's to the happiness archetype!

Oct 12, 2015

Steven Kotler is one of the world's leading experts on the science of flow--the secret sauce to optimizing our lives and actualizing our potential. Join us as we talk about some of my favorite Big Ideas on how to Rise like Superman.

Oct 11, 2015

Hint - It's with yourself! :)

Oct 11, 2015

Todd Henry tells us that history’s most impactful humans all had a unique, powerful, authentic voice. This book is all about helping us harness the power of OUR authentic voice. Three keys: Identity + Vision + Mastery. And, we’ve gotta learn how to own the Big U as we run our own race, have fun in monk mode and practice action + patience.

Oct 10, 2015

It's time to strengthen ourselves and move from being fragile to being robust to being antifragile. As Nassim Taleb tells us - 'Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes the fire.'

Oct 10, 2015

Tom Morris literally wrote the book on Philosophy for Dummies. A double Ph.D. from Yale (Philosophy + Religious Studies), he taught at Notre Dame and has been a professional, public philosopher for decades. Let's apply wisdom to our own lives!

Oct 9, 2015

How do you want to die? With a calm serenity knowing you gave your best or with deep regret that you never took the risks and cultivated the discipline to show up with urgency and diligence each day to create a life of deep meaning? The answer is obvious. Big Ideas we explore on how to die empty include optimism vs. wishing, the root of mediocrity, the 3 S’s of goal setting and dealing with The Lag.

Oct 9, 2015

Want to get so good they can't ignore you? (Me, too.) Cal Newport tells us we need to shift from a passion mindset to a CRAFTSMAN mindset as we become true masters of our craft and create a ton of value in the world. We do *that* and we'll accumulate what Cal calls "career capital" that we can cash in for the ideal set up. Another Big Idea: Figure out how you can deliberately practice! (<-- Huge.) This is a fun, quick chat. I hope you love it and here's to mastering our craft and serving profoundly.

Oct 8, 2015

Jason Selk is one of the world’s leading peak performance experts. His tagline? “The relentless pursuit of greatness.” If that appeals to you, you’ll love this book. It’s *fantastic*! Big Ideas we explore include the difference between Process and Product Goals, a 100-second mental training workout, why your self-image matters and the REMARKABLE benefits of writing down your goals.

Oct 8, 2015

Tool #1: We need to reverse our relationship with fear. Rather than avoid pain, we need to lean into it--KNOWING that our infinite potential exists outside our comfort zone on the other side of our fear.

Oct 7, 2015

The Tools. This was easily the best book I read in 2012. It's *packed* with goodness. Stutz and Michels are two no-nonsense therapists who developed powerful tools to transform our problems into courage, confidence, and creativity. In this Note, we'll take a quick peek at how to put these powerful tools to work to creat real change in our lives.

Oct 7, 2015

The Rise of Superman. What an awesome title and vision. Steven Kotler is one of the world’s leading authorities on the science of flow. He created the Flow Genome Project that is all about “decoding the peak performance state of flow.” (<—Awesome.) In this book we take a peak at how we can get our greatness on. Big Ideas include a quick look at flow and how to hack it, achieving mastery sans misery, using fear as a compass and how to do the impossible.

Oct 6, 2015

The Tools. This was easily the best book I read in 2012. It's *packed* with goodness. Stutz and Michels are two no-nonsense therapists who developed powerful tools to transform our problems into courage, confidence, and creativity. In this Note, we'll take a quick peek at how to put these powerful tools to work to create real change in our lives.

Oct 6, 2015

Ronday Rousey knows how to make the obstacle the way/turn poison into medicine. How do you respond when something goes wrong? Here's to being anti-fragile

Oct 5, 2015

Are you a perfectionist? Well... How's that working for you? If you're ready to shift to a more effective mode of showing up I think you'll enjoy this chat with Stephen Guise about his new book How to Be an Imperfectionist.

Oct 5, 2015

Todd Henry tells us that history’s most impactful humans all had a unique, powerful, authentic voice. This book is all about helping us harness the power of OUR authentic voice. Three keys: Identity + Vision + Mastery. And, we’ve gotta learn how to own the Big U as we run our own race, have fun in monk mode and practice action + patience.

Oct 4, 2015

Goals. They're super important. But not all goals are created equally. Here are my Top 10 tips on how to set goals that will actually make you happy! -)

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