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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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Oct 24, 2015

Emotional peaks and valleys. We want to avoid them if we're committed to optimizing and actualizing. Here are some ideas on how to rock that.

Oct 24, 2015

EVERYBODY procrastinates. And this "concise guide" by Timothy Pychl, Ph.D.--one of the world's leading procrastination experts--helps us solve the procrastination puzzle. Big Ideas we explore include IF ... THEN (<-- huge!), Just getting started (vs. Just doing it), the horror of "It will just take a minute," why multitasking is a myth, and why it's best to be nice to yourself when you stumble.

Oct 23, 2015

Ready to get your greatness on? Lewis Howes joins us to chat about my favorite Big Ideas from his new book The School of Greatness. Highlights include: the importance of vision (lesson #1!!), creating perfect days, dealing with adversity, and the all-important HUSTLE muscle.

Oct 23, 2015

Ready to attend The School of Greatness? Awesome. Lewis Howes shares his lecture notes from 200+ interviews with extraordinary humans for his uber-popular podcast. Lessons include Creating a Vision + Turning Adversity into Advantage, and Flexing Your Hustle Muscle. To greatness!

Oct 22, 2015

Time to embrace our mistakes and see them for what they are: mis-takes! (And, totally forgot to give a shout-out to Michael Beckwith who inspired the video with this thought: "A conscious realization of our innate oneness with the Ineffable does not mean that we will never make a mistake again. Even enlightened beings burn their bagels once in a while. It's important to maintain a sense of humor because this is how you will stop being afraid of making a mistake. You'll make some, but so what? That's why they're called mis-takes. Humor relaxes the uptight ego. You get a new cue from your inner Self and simply say, 'I missed my cue, so let's do a second take.' Your willingness to take the risk of making a mistake is actually an expression of courage and a willingness to grow from them. Mistakes are about getting the blessing in the lesson and the lesson in the blessing.")

Oct 22, 2015

Every creative project/business/whatever goes thru a U process. Let's embrace the peaks and valleys and summit Mt. Awesome.

Oct 21, 2015

A quick look at the why's and how's of getting your inbox to zero.

Oct 21, 2015

Sam Harris is part philosopher, part neuroscientist (with a Ph.D. from UCLA) and part contemplative seeker. His writing is smart, incredibly clear, and unapologetically direct. In Waking Up, he applies his intellect to the subject of discussing spirituality rationally—devoid of the baggage of both religious superstition/dogma and New Age woo woo-ness. Big Ideas: Mindfulness + meditation, stages of spiritual development, cultivating choice, and accepting while striving.

Oct 20, 2015

Ready to 10X your thinking and your action? Fantastic. Grant Cardone is your man. In this high intensity, LET'S DO THIS! chat you'll get fired up to go out and crush it. Big Ideas we explore include the importance of 10x-ing your vision AND your action, how to starve fear, why obsession is a gift not a disease and how Smokey would smoke the tortoise and the hare.

Oct 20, 2015

Promises. Do you make a lot of 'em and then drop the ball? We want to make sure we honor our commitments. It's one of the keys to integrity.

Oct 20, 2015

Want to rise like superman? Fantastic. Get into flow. How? Challenge yourself 4% beyond your current skill. Day after day. Week after week. Month after month. Year after year. And make the impossible possible.

Oct 19, 2015

Want to get Bulletproof? Then Dave Asprey is your man. An uber-successful entrepreneur who weighed 300 lbs before bio-hacking his way to optimal awesome, Dave gives us a guide to upgrading our lives. Big Ideas include the 10 Diet Myths, inflamma, fruitsandvegetables, and making health a means to a much bigger end.

Oct 19, 2015

Want more happiness, meaning and mojo? Time to close our integrity gaps. Here are three ways to rock it!

Oct 18, 2015

Flexibility. It's a hallmark of healthy people. Are you flexible? Or perhaps a little too rigid or chaotic?!

Oct 18, 2015

Rest. You getting enough? If you're like most of us, the answer is No. Leading medical doctor, Matthew Edlund shows up how sleep isn't enough. We need to cultivate "active rest" into our day-to-day lives. In this Note, we'll look at how to integrate active Mental + Physical + Social + Spiritual rest while working out our brain, breathing and optimizing our lives.

Oct 17, 2015

Stephen Covey has a handy-dandy 4 quadrant model for time mgmt. It's powerful. Here are some ideas on how to optimize. Where are you spending *your* time?

Oct 17, 2015

The Practicing Mind. It’s the key to true inner peace and contentment. In a world that conditions us to obsess about goals and outcomes, it’s easy to miss the importance of the process. The PRACTICE. Thomas Sterner brilliantly (!) helps us bring discipline and focus into our lives to experience the presence and joy that comes as a result. (Bonus: We also create a frictionless path to our goals as well!)

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.

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