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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 4, 2015

Steve Chandler tells us “There is bad and there is good . . . And then there is crazy good." And, our path to living a crazy-good life is simple. It's all about CHOICES. As with all of Steve's books, this one is packed with wisdom. Big Ideas we cover include The 5% Solution, Systems vs. Dreams, Game vs. Shame, and making life an experiment.

Oct 3, 2015

You want to develop *true* confidence? Scientists like Heidi Grant Halvorson tell us we need to have confidence in our ability to achieve our goals *and* in the fact that we will face challenges on the way. Here's a quick look at how to rock it!

Oct 3, 2015

Gabriel Oettingen is one of the world’s leading researchers in “The New Science of Motivation.” The basic idea of the book is captured in a clever image on the cover: Rose colored glasses with one lens cracked. Oettingen walks us thru the compelling research that demonstrates the power of seeing both the positive AND the challenges. When we contrast our wishes with the obstacles to their attainment we, almost magically, catalyze an extraordinarily higher level of performance. 

Oct 2, 2015

Did you know exercise is as effective as Zoloft in reducing depression? Yep. Experts say *not* exercising is like taking a depressant. Here's to getting our exercise on!! -)

Oct 2, 2015

Dan Millman (author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior and other great books) introduced me to David Reynolds's great book Constructive Living years ago as he's been deeply influenced by David's integration of Zen Buddhism and Western Psychotherapy. I like to say it's the best book you've (likely) never heard of. Join David and I for a chat about some of my favorite Big Ideas on how to live with greater self-mastery by more effectively relating to our emotions and consistently asking ourselves: "Now what needs to be done?!"

Oct 1, 2015

Da Vinci tells us one can have no greater mastery than mastery of oneself. Scientists agree. Self-control is the greatest predictor of all things good. Here's a powerful practice to gain mastery and rock it!

Oct 1, 2015

You have any impulsive behaviors you'd like to cool off? (If you're human, the answer is yes.) Then If-Then planning for hot spots is for you!

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