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Heroic with Brian Johnson features the best big ideas from life-changing books and practical tools to help you move from Theory to Practice to Mastery and flourish in Energy, Work, and Love. Get more wisdom in less time so you can activate your best, every day—so that we can change the world, one person at a time, together, starting with you and me and us, today! (Learn more at https://heroic.us)
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Dec 27, 2021
In this Guest Faculty session for Heroic Coaches, Zach Bush MD and Optimize Head Coach Michael Balchan chat about connecting with our greatest potential, how to release ourselves from the fear that holds us back, and the practice of feeling life (vs just doing life).
 
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Oct 11, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from "The Charisma Myth" by Olivia Fox Cabane. Hope you enjoy!

Charisma. The idea that you’re either one of the lucky few born with it or not is a MYTH. Fact is: We can all cultivate our personal magnetism. In this fun, quick-reading, compelling book, Olivia Fox Cabane walks us through the practical application of the art and science of deliberately dialing our charisma up. Big Ideas we cover: The Big 3 of charisma: Presence + Power + Warmth (and how to boost each), what gets in the way (and what to do about it), the power of visualization (#1 tip) and more.

Oct 8, 2021

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from Positive Psychology and the Body by Kate Hefferon. Hope you enjoy!

"Positive Psychology and the Body." Unfortunately, those two subjects are rarely connected--which is why I was so excited to get this book when I saw the title. It's actually a *textbook* not a normal book. It provides an overview of research on a range of subjects including: “Positive Psychophysiology,” “Positive Neuroscience,” “Positive Sexuality” and “Positive Nutrition.” Big Ideas we explore include a quick look at Martin Seligman's PERMA approach to eudaimonic (vis-a-vis hedonic) happiness, your nervous system (flip the switch!), longevity and positive emotion (some astonishing stats), diet and wellbeing/depression (sugar begone!), and physical activity (science says: it does a body good!).

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Big Idea 1: PERMA
- +1: How to Flourish | Science Says: PERMA (#280) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-flourish/
- PN: Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/authentic-happiness-martin-seligman/
- PN: Flourish by Martin Seligman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/flourish-martin-seligman/
- +1: Hedonic Eudaimonia | A Close Relative of Flow Junkies (#908) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/hedonic-eudaimonia/
- Module O of The Optimize Mastery Series → https://www.optimize.me/coach-module-o/
- +1: Eudaimonology | The Study of a Good Soul (#997) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/eudaimonology/
- +1: Hērōs | Building Strength for 2 (#107) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heros/

Big Idea 2: YOUR AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM
- +1: Training Tranquility | Today for TONIGHT for Tomorrow (#916) → https://optimize.me/plus-one/training-tranquility/

Big Idea 3: LONGEVITY
- +1: Want to Live Long? | Nuns + Crazy Stats (#1161) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/want-to-live-long/
- +1: “The Tyranny of Positive Thinking” | And How to Avoid It (#1164) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-tyranny-of-positive-thinking/
- PN: Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/rethinking-positive-thinking-gabriele-oettingen/
- Optimize Coach Program Faculty → https://optimize.me/coach-faculty
- +1: WOOP! There It Is | The Science of Making Your Dreams a Reality (#6) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/woop-there-it-is/
- +1: The Inverted U | And You, Rats, Caffeine, Etc. (#406) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-inverted-u/
- +1: Aristotle’s Virtuous Mean | Versus the Vices of Excess + Deficiency (#247) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/aristotles-virtuous-mean/
- +1: Levity + Gravity = Buoyancy | To Sell Is Human — The New ABCs (#422) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/levity-gravity-buoyancy/

Big Idea 4: SUGAR →
- +1: Sugar & Depression | Some Crazy (And Crazy-Making!) Stats (#1175) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sugar-depression/
- PN: Food Fix by Mark Hyman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/food-fix-mark-hyman/
- +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: Cancer Candy (Aka Sugar) | And All It’s Secret Identities (#1177) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/cancer-candy-aka-sugar/

Big Idea 5: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
- PN: The Upward Spiral by Alex Korb, PhD → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-upward-spiral-alex-korb/
- PNTV: The Joy of Movement by Kelly McGonigal → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-joy-of-movement-kelly-mcgonigal/
- PNTV: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGleZbhlIpk&feature=youtu.be
- +1: Cortisol and Melatonin | Teeter Totter Buddies (#1173) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/cortisol-and-melatonin/
- #1: Science says: Optimize works!!! (“Massively positive effects!”) (#19) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdBBDWMAwcQ

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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!

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