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Jan 29, 2021

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The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Alrighty. Here's a REALLY quick look at a few of my favorite Big Ideas from the PhilosophersNotes on one of my favorite books "The How of Happiness" by Sonja Lyubomirsky. Wow. 10 Minutes goes fast! :) 

Jan 27, 2021

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Mindset. It's huge. How's yours? Here's a quick look on why we want to lean toward a Growth mindset rather than a Fixed mindset and how to best do that!

Jan 25, 2021

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Time for some more Old School love in this PN TV episode where we'll take a look at some of my favorite Big Ideas from Confucius's "Analects." Good times! :)

Jan 13, 2021

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An 80/20 Look at How To Invest in Optimus You, PBC, To Create a Heroic Fire That Lights up the World. In our final Module of The Fundamentals, we learn how to turn Pro and "go forward with hope." We'll build Optimus You, Public Benefit Corporation, with a personal Board of Directors and our daimons as CEO, before creating a 5-year prospectus and tracking our Optimized investment strategy of profound dignity via Eudaimonic accounting.

Jan 12, 2021

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An 80/20 Look at the Powerful Practice of Appreciating What’s Awesome. It’s easy to get so fired up about the whole Optimizing game that we forget the fact that we’re ALREADY WINNING. Science says: Gratitude is super important. In fact, it’s the key that unlocks a ton of joy. Therefore, it’s time to make it a fundamental. (When? TODAY!)

Jan 10, 2021

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An 80/20 Look at How To Focus Your Soul Force on the Only Moment That Matters. If we want to create an awesome future AND to enjoy life right now then we need to focus on the only moment that matters: the present moment. (Aka RIGHT THIS SECOND!) We explore how to Carpe Punctum (Seize the Moment!) with the spotlight of our attention on W.I.N, and how to train our ability to put our minds where we want, when we want, for how long we want (which, science says, is THE hallmark of healthy, happy people).

Jan 9, 2021

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An 80/20 Look at How To Optimize Your Breathing for Calm, Focused Energy (Aka Energized Tranquility!). In Module VI.5, having explored the 80/20 of Eating, Moving, and Sleeping, we turn our attention to another potential contender for the title of "most important fundamental." We learn how to Optimize our breathing (through the nose, deep into the belly, with long exhales) all day, every day, and how to train our tranquility with this ticket to self-mastery.

Jan 8, 2021

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An 80/20 Look at Why We Sleep, Why We Don't Sleep, and How To Optimize Our #1 Fundie. In Module VI.4, we learn that Sleep isn't just a pillar of optimizing, it's the foundation on which all of our fundamentals rest! (It's also the most underappreciated way to change our lives.) We review what science says about the Top 10 Sleep Kryptonites (and how to minimize/eliminate each of them) before identifying the most important things we can do as we move from Theory to Practice to Sleep Mastery.

Jan 7, 2021

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An 80/20 Guide To Becoming an Energized Perpetual Motion Machine. In Module VI.3, we learn how to take advantage of the time-released, well-being power tool of exercise while also finding Opportunities-to-Move throughout the day and helping our designed-to-move bodies experience the gift of playing our personal movement games. Enter: You, the Energized Perpetual Motion Machines!

Jan 6, 2021

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An 80/20 Look at Optimal Nutrition. In Module VI.2, we explore the importance of optimizing our nutrition to become (even more!) radiantly alive. We remind ourselves that there is no "the" way—especially for nutrition—while reviewing some pretty universal recommendations on what to eat (food!) and, even more importantly, what to avoid (edible food-like substances; aka ultra-processed sugar-laden pseudo foods that make us sick and tired!).

Jan 3, 2021

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The Essential Algorithms To Install to Reach Your Heroic Potential. In Module V.4, we explore The Top 10 Optimize Power Algorithms we can use to create a higher probability of living in alignment with our Daimons. (After asking the important question of "What variable are we Optimizing for?")

Jan 2, 2021

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Removing the Habits That Make You Crash or Create an Unnecessarily Bumpy Ride. In Module V.3, we make it really, really hard to do the bad habits that we know don't serve us, identify the #1 habit that will have the most positive impact on our lives if we STOP doing it, and delete it.

Jan 1, 2021

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Being a Good Co-Pilot for Your Daimon Pilot and Basal Ganglia Auto-Pilot. In Module V.2, we make it really, really easy to create good habits, identify the #1 habit that will have the most positive impact on our lives if we START doing it, and install it.

Dec 31, 2020

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Using Our Willpower Wisely To Install Habits That Run on Autopilot. In Module V.1, we learn how to install and delete algorithms (aka habits!) that will make it easy for you to show up as your best self. We need to get really good at using our willpower wisely to install great habits that run on autopilot so we can give the world all we’ve got. We’ll master this process as we create our first set of algorithms and start thinking about our Top 10 Power Algorithms we want running the show.

Dec 30, 2020

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Extending the Rhythms of Our Days To Our Weeks and Turning Pro. In Module IV.7, we apply what we've learned about creating Masterpiece Days to create Masterpiece Weeks, becoming Professional Optimizers as we focus on the process, make progress, cultivate confidence, demonstrate consistency, and commit to spiraling up by keeping score on the things that matter most.

Dec 29, 2020

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Love 0.0 + Love 1.0 + Love 2.0 + Love 3.0 + Love ∞.0. Now that we know that Today's the Day and have our AM and PM Bookends rocking along with superhero levels of Energy and Work, we're ready for the most important thing: LOVE. In this session we'll redefine Love and set some fun daily targets as we master Love 0.0, Love 1.0, Love 2.0, Love 3.0 and Love ∞.0. When? TODAY!!! And tomorrow and…

Dec 29, 2020

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Here are my Top 3 PROSPERITY Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/prosperity

#1: Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/spiritual-economics-eric-butterworth/
#2: The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-science-of-getting-rich-wallace-wattles/
#3: Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/wealth-warrior-steve-chandler/

Get Spiritual Economics by Eric Butterworth on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Economics-Principles-Process-Prosperity/dp/087159269X?tag=entheos06-20
Get The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Science-Getting-Rich-Thrifty-Book/dp/1604598875?tag=entheos06-20
Get Wealth Warrior by Steve Chandler on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Wealth-Warrior-Personal-Prosperity-Revolution-ebook/dp/B008ZLO6XS?tag=entheos06-20

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#1: SPIRITUAL ECONOMICS by Eric Butterworth
- +1: Spiritual Economics | Your New Wealth Vocabulary (#349) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/spiritual-economics/
- +1: Prosper = “to Go Forward Hopefully” | Not so Much a CONDITION OF Life as It Is an ATTITUDE TOWARD Life (#923) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/prosper-to-go-forward-hopefully/
- +1: How to Prosper | Some “Pro” Tips (Via a Visit with my Dictionary) (#958) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-prosper/

#2: THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH by Wallace D. Wattles
- +1: Compete? Nah. Create! | A Key to the Science of Getting Rich (#432) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/compete-nah-create/
- +1: Euthymia | How to Live with Energized Tranquility (#100) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/euthymia/

#3: WEALTH WARRIOR by Steve Chandler
- +1: Wealth thru Profound Service | Three Mindsets: Passion + Craftsman + Servant (#350) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/wealth-thru-profound-service/
- Masterpiece Days 101 → https://www.optimize.me/masterpiece-days/


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Dec 27, 2020

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Going Deep Pre-Inputs With 100% Presence. With our Energy Optimized, we’re ready to go Deep and give ourselves most fully to the world via deep, meaningful work. We’ll talk about how to go Deep, discover our idiosyncratic rhythms and track our awesome via our Carpe Diem journal. Whether you’re a startup CEO or a stay-at-home supermom, we’ll be creating a ton of flow via deliberate, intentional, deep and meaningful work.

Dec 26, 2020

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Create Rhythms. Train Your Recovery. Flip the Switch.. With our AM and PM Bookends coming together, we’re ready to Optimize our Energy throughout the day. Too many of us go through our days constantly “on” and, as a result, feeling a sense of what we call “enervated anxiety” (a close relative of burnout and bleh). To help the cause, we’ll teach you how to create a deep sense of “Energized Tranquility” by systematically creating rhythms to our days that enable us to show up as our best selves more and more consistently throughout the day and over the years and decades ahead. (Boom!)

Dec 25, 2020

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Install AM Protocol & Win the Day Early. With a solid PM Bookend installed, we’re ready to show up like a Boss in the morning—waking up feeling energized and ready to do some of our most important Big 3 goodness BEFORE we enter the world of inputs. We’ll begin installing a solid AM protocol, including a meditation and Carpe Diem telos practice and, if you can swing it with your idiosyncratic constraints, some Deep Work, Deep Energy, and Deep Love time blocks.

Dec 24, 2020

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Masterpiece Days Begin the Night Before. Now that we know TODAY’S the Day (!!!), it’s time to start at the beginning of our Optimal day—which just so happens to be the END of the prior day. As such, we’re going to start architecting our Masterpiece Day with a solid Shutdown Complete and Digital Sunset protocol. We’ll get better at turning our brains off so we can get to bed earlier and wake up (without an alarm?) nice and early feeling all bright and shiny. (Note: Optimizers consistently tell us THIS session changes lives.)

Dec 22, 2020

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Today's the Day To Create Emotional Stamina via Masterpiece Days. If we’re serious about moving from Theory to Practice to Mastery then we need to know one very (!) important fact: TODAY’S the Day!! In this session, we’ll look at the big picture, meet the reporter who’s always following you around, learn about the importance of knowing and EXECUTING our protocol. (Know this: the worse we feel, the MORE committed we need to be to executing our protocol!) We’ll also take a v1 pass at our Masterpiece Day template.

Dec 21, 2020

Here are my Top 3 CELEBRATING Books of All Time: https://www.optimize.me/top3/celebrating

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#1: Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff, Ph.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/
#2: Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/
#3: Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/pathways-to-bliss-joseph-campbell/

Get Self-Compassion by Kristen Neff, Ph.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gratitude-Works-Creating-Emotional-Prosperity/dp/1118131290/
Get Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gratitude-Works-Creating-Emotional-Prosperity/dp/1118131290/
Get Pathways to Bliss by Joseph Campbell on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Pathways-Bliss-Mythology-Personal-Transformation/dp/1458749118?tag=entheos06-20

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#1: SELF-COMPASSION by Kristin Neff, Ph.D.
- +1: The Science of Self-Compassion | Three Keys: Self-Kindness + Common Humanity + Mindfulness (#34) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-science-of-self-compassion/

#2: GRATITUDE WORKS! by Robert A. Emmons
- PN: Thanks! by Robert A. Emmons → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/thanks-robert-emmons/
- +1: How to Cultivate Gratitude | Science Says: #1 Practice = … (#1069) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-cultivate-gratitude/
- +1: Science Says: Gratitude Works | Some EYE-POPPING Stats (#1068) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/science-says-gratitude-works/
- +1: Taking Things FOR GRANTED vs. AS GRANTED | Let’s Choose Wisely (#1070) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/taking-things-for-granted-vs-as-granted/
- +1: The #1 Obstacle to Gratitude | And Its Remedy (#1071) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-1-obstacle-to-gratitude/
- #1: How do you start your day? Here’s how I start mine. (Breakfast of Champions + Oura 1-2-3+!) (#5) → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLO3HrC6-hU

#3: PATHWAYS TO BLISS by Joseph Campbell
- Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers → https://billmoyers.com/series/joseph-campbell-and-the-power-of-myth-1988/
- Finding Joe → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8nFACrLxr0
- +1: Follow Your Bliss | Jump into Enlightenment (#124) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/follow-your-bliss/

Dec 20, 2020

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​​Applying the Best of Modern Science To the Study of a Good Hero. In Module II.3 we learn the science of how to make our goals reality via WOOP, increase our motivation, cultivate grit, and Optimize our courage en route to maintaining dynamic tension and dynamic equilibrium while aiming ourselves towards our Universal, Unique, and Ultimate quests.

Dec 19, 2020

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Preparing for Our Heroic Quests by Training Like Warriors and Stocking Our Armamentarium With Tools + Weapons + Provisions. In Module II.2, we practice our philosophy with intensity, learn basic orienteering, and equip ourselves with ready-at-hand tools for the journey, including a Virtue Compass, Heroic Healing Balm, Hero Pills, Secret Weapons, Hero Fires, Pearls, Hope Maps, and Hero Bars.

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