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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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Sep 30, 2015

Spiritual indigestion. It comes from a lot of studying and not a lot of applying. The solution is simple - move from theory to practice by LIVING your truths! -)

Sep 29, 2015

It's time to quit *pursuing* happiness and *practice* it!!

Sep 29, 2015

Tom Morris tells us we can either make our life a tent or a tower. If we're going the tower route, we want to pay attention to the foundation.

Sep 28, 2015

Do you have big problem in your life? Hate to break it to you but all that means is that you're being a small person!

Sep 27, 2015

Fact - We already know. The question is - do we have the courage to trust ourselves and follow our own wisdom? Here are a few exercises and questions to help you tap into your inner wisdom and develop your intuition!

Sep 27, 2015

There's a sweet spot between your comfort zone and your survival zone. That's where we want to hang out as we deliberately practice and move to mastery.

Sep 26, 2015

Abraham Maslow tells us that in any given moment we can either step forward into growth or back into safety. +1 or -1. +1 or -1. Here's why those decisions matter and how you can rock it!!

Sep 25, 2015

Want to optimize your life? Try this simple exercise to identify the top things you could *start* doing and *stop* doing that will lead to the most positive impact in your life!!

Sep 24, 2015

Want to figure out your mission in life? Here are 5 Big Ideas + 5 journal questions + 5 tips to help you rock it!!!

Sep 23, 2015

Willpower. It's the queen of all virtues--the greatest predictor of health, happiness, wealth and all other good things. Here are 10 tips on how to build *your* willpower!!

Sep 23, 2015

Want to catalyze your motivation + goal attainment? Get your WOOP on! Wish + Outcome + Obstacle + Plan = magic.

Sep 22, 2015

Gratitude, as we know, is huge. Here's another really powerful exercise to flex your appreciation muscles and train yourself to see what's working in your life!!

Sep 21, 2015

Equanimity. The word means 'balanced mind.' (Love that!) Here's how to recover your equanimity when life challenges you!!

Sep 20, 2015

I'm excited to share some of my favorite super productivity tips. Here's my #1 practice: If it takes -2 minutes, 1-touch it!!

Sep 19, 2015

Tired of being a perfectionist? Here are some ideas on how to shift out of that debilitating mindset and become an optimalist!! :)

Sep 18, 2015

Gratitude is HUGE. Easiest, most powerful way to boost our happiness levels. Here are some of my favorite tools on how to get our gratitude on and live w/more consistent radiant joy and en*thusiasm! Hope you enjoy! (What are YOU grateful for?! :)

Sep 17, 2015

We're not going to change *everything* all.at.once. But we can make 5% incremental improvements. Here's one powerful way to do that.

Sep 16, 2015

Want happiness? Close the gap btwn what you're capable of being and what you're actually being, yo! In other words, live with arete! :)

Sep 16, 2015

Is your motivation intrinsic or extrinsic? Pay attention. It has a big impact on your overall happiness and mojo!! (This is the first in a daily series of Optimal Living 101 Big Ideas. Hope you dig 'em! Let me know what you think!! Have something you want me to talk about? Leave a comment! 

Sep 15, 2015

Meditation. If you believe leading research scientists, it's as close to a magic pill as we can get! Let's take a quick look at 5 reasons why meditation is awesome along with 10 tips on how to rock it!

Sep 14, 2015

Want to conquer your fear? Here's how. :)

Sep 13, 2015

Wondering how you can discover your purpose in less than 5 seconds?! Here you go! :) (Laughing that it took me 5 minutes and 50 seconds to describe a 5 second process! hah. :)

Sep 12, 2015

Here's a quick look at the Top 10 Big Ideas for my upcoming class: Confidence 101: How to Create Indestructible Trust in Yourself. 

Sep 12, 2015

Here’s a quick look at the Top 10 Big Ideas for my upcoming class Getting Stuff Done 101: How to Reach Your Potential by Crushing it Day In and Day Out. 

Big Ideas we’ll explore include: The fact that it’s more about *energy* management than time management + how to create systems that make it easy to produce consistently (we’ll look at what I do systems-wise) + time-blocking (the “#1 power tool” of productivity as The One Thing Gary Keller describes it) + creating masterpiece days + the importance of a “stop doing list” + other such goodness.

Sep 11, 2015

Here are my Top 10 Big Ideas on how to create habits that can change your life. Hope you enjoy!

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