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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

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#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.

Dec 18, 2020

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The Study of a Good Hero and How To Create Antifragile Confidence + Heroic Courage + Response-Ability. In Module II.1, we define the rules of the game, remind ourselves that we will always (!!!) face challenges, meet our training partners, learn how to use obstacles as fuel for growth, and prepare ourselves to face anything that life throws at us as we give our best in service to others.

Dec 17, 2020

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The Study of a Good Soul and How To Operationalize Virtue via Ancient Wisdom + Modern Science + Practical Optimizing Tools. In Module I, we define the game that we're playing, hang out with Aristotle, Abraham Maslow and Martin Seligman, discover that the word “psychology” literally means “the study of the soul” and commit to studying what a “good soul” (aka eudaimonia) looks like as we, most importantly, learn how to master the process of high-fiving our inner souls all day every day by operationalizing virtue.

Dec 16, 2020

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A Welcome and Invitation To Commit. In the introduction to the Optimize Mastery Series and Optimize Coach program, we learn the process for expressing the Optimize = Optimus = Best = Eudaimon = Hero versions of ourselves more and more consistently, closing the gap between who we’re CAPABLE of being and who we’re ACTUALLY being and giving the world all we’ve got.

Dec 14, 2020

Here are my Top 3 FOCUSING Books of All Time:

#1: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport
#2: Irresistible by Adam Alter
#3: Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday

More on why + a Big-Idea from each of those books in this video: https://youtu.be/eHMnL7MCMrs

Dec 7, 2020

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

#1: The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-oxygen-advantage-patrick-mckeown/
#2: Breath by James Nestor → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/breath-james-nestor/
#3: True to Form by Dr. Eric Goodman → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/true-to-form-eric-goodman/

Get The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Oxygen-Advantage-Scientifically-Breathing-Techniques/dp/0062349457/?tag=entheos06-20
Get Breath by James Nestor on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art/dp/0735213615
Get True to Form by Dr. Eric Goodman on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/True-Form-Foundation-Training-Sustained/dp/0062315315?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: THE OXYGEN ADVANTAGE by Patrick McKeown
- +1: The Magic Spot in Our Mouths | High Five It and Shine! (#1230) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-magic-spot-in-our-mouths/
- +1: The Rules of Breathing | The Big 3: Nose + Belly + Exhale (#485) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-rules-of-breathing/

#2: BREATH by James Nestor
- +1: Breathe Less | To Breathe Right (#1231) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/breathe-less/

#3: TRUE TO FORM by Dr. Eric Goodman
- +1: Ballet, Anyone? | Head Threads + Power Poses + Thor’s Hammer (#600) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/ballet-anyone/


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Nov 30, 2020

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

#1: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker, Ph.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/why-we-sleep-matthew-walker/
#2: The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-sleep-revolution-arianna-huffington/
#3: Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/sleep-smarter-shawn-stevenson/

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Get The Sleep Revolution by Arianna Huffington on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/The-Sleep-Revolution-Transforming-Night/dp/1101904003
Get Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Smarter-Proven-Better-Success/dp/0984574522?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: WHY WE SLEEP by Matthew Walker
- +1: Think You Can Get By on Little Sleep? | Science Says: Think Again (Struck by Lightning Lately?) (#742) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/think-you-can-get-by-on-little-sleep/
- +1: To Read on an iPad at Night | Or To Read a Printed Book? ← That Is the Question (#740) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/to-read-on-an-ipad-at-night/
- +1: Sleep: Crazy Stats | To Make Your Heart Skip a Beat (#747) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sleep-crazy-stats/
- +1: Despair --> Hope | The Best Bridge? (#948) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/despair-hope/
- +1: Sleep Efficiency | Want 8 Hours? Be in Bed for 9! (#913) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sleep-efficiency/
- +1: Foundation vs. Pillars | Our #1 Fundie? Sleep! (#911) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/foundation-vs-pillars/

#2: THE SLEEP REVOLUTION by Arianna Huffington
- +1: Sleeping with Tom Brady | And Roger Federer and LeBron James (#629) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sleeping-with-tom-brady/
- +1: Making Money BECAUSE You Sleep | Sleeping with Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett (#648) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/making-money-because-you-sleep/
- +1: Alarms: Work-Down vs. Wake-Up | One’s (at Least!) 10x Better than the Other (#647) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/alarms-work-down-vs-wake-up/

#3: SLEEP SMARTER by Shawn Stevenson
- +1: Digital Sunset | Bedtime for Your Electronics (#152) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/digital-sunset/

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Nov 16, 2020

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Nov 9, 2020

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

#1: Food Fix by Mark Hyman, M.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/food-fix-mark-hyman/
#2: The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, M.D. → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-happiness-diet-tyler-graham-drew-ramsey/
#3: It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/it-starts-with-food-dallas-hartwig-melissa-hartwig/

Get Food Fix by Mark Hyman, M.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Food-Fix-Economy-Communities-Planet-One/dp/031645317X
Get The Happiness Diet by Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, M.D. on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Happiness-Diet-Nutritional-Prescription-Energized/dp/1609618971?tag=entheos06-20
Get It Starts With Food by Dallas Hartwig on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Starts-Food-Discover-Whole30-Unexpected/dp/1628600543?tag=entheos06-20

► RELATED RESOURCES:
#1: FOOD FIX by Dr. Mark Hyman
- +1: Spray Painting Leaves | Wise Gardening for Mind Body and Soul (#1270) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/spray-painting-leaves/
- +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: Food Prescriptions | Are More Effective Than Prescriptions for Medicine (#1269) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/food-prescriptions/

#2: THE HAPPINESS DIET by Tyler Graham & Drew Ramsey, MD
- +1: The Happiness Diet | vs. The SAD + MAD Diets (#763) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-happiness-diet/
- +1: Taking Out the Carbage | How to go from MAD to Flourishing (#1176) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/taking-out-the-carbage/
- +1: Turning Frowns Upside Down | One Bite at a Time (#764) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/turning-frowns-upside-down/

#3: IT STARTS WITH FOOD by Dallas Hartwig and Melissa Hartwig
- +1: The Optimize Food Rules | The Big 3 (+1!) (#1285) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-optimize-food-rules/

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Oct 31, 2020

This is our third Note on (Mister) Fred Rogers’ books. I read all three over the course of a week after falling in love with the man via the wonderful documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor? This book, as per the sub-title, is all about “Wisdom for Parents and Children from Mister Rogers.” Like the other books we’ve featured, it’s a super quick-reading and equally inspiring collection of brief wisdom gems from our beloved neighbor. I loved it. And, I’ve been enjoying channeling Mister Rogers’ warmth and presence and wisdom in my role as a father to our two little E’s: Emerson (6 as I type this) and Eleanor (2!). Big Ideas we explore include how to deal with disappointment (big and small!), growing (kids AND parents), the complexity of being a parent, setting limits and the power of saying, "I'm sorry."

Oct 28, 2020

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from The World According to Mister Rogers by Fred Rogers. Hope you enjoy!

Did you know that Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister who was given the unique charge of working with children and families through television? Yep. Since watching the documentary Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, I’ve fallen in love with the man and his “relentless commitment to all that is best in people.” This is a quick-reading collection of some of Fred’s best wisdom gems gathered from various sources and organized by different themes. Big Ideas we explore include: Your eulogy (in three words!), an enraged Mister Rogers (= fierce love in action), a barrelful of songs (your barrel overflowing?), swimming with Fred (143!!), and making goodness attractive (remember our #1 job: ENCOURAGE others!!).

Get The World According to Mister Rogers on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401301061

Learn more about Fred Rogers: https://www.optimize.me/authors/fred-rogers/

► RELATED RESOURCES:
Big Idea 1: YOUR EULOGY
- +1: Eulogy Virtues | How to Chisel on Your Road to Character (#212) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/eulogy-virtues/
- Mastery Series Module O: Optimize = Optimus = Best = Eudaimōn = Hērō → https://optimize.me/coach-module-o/

Big Idea 2: ENRAGED MR. ROGERS
- +1: An Enraged Mister Rogers | Channeling His Fierce Love (#825) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/an-enraged-mister-rogers/
- Fred Rogers testifies before the Senate Subcommittee on Communications → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKy7ljRr0AA

Big Idea 3: BARRELS FULL
- +1: A Barrelful of Songs | Is Your Barrel Overflowing with Goodness? (#828) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/a-barrelful-of-songs/
- +1: Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You | Origin Stories Featuring Cal Newport + Steve Martin (#1282) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/be-so-good-they-cant-ignore-you/
- +1: 50 Pounds = A | How to Master the Fear of Art (#85) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/50-pounds-a/

Big Idea 4: 143 = I LOVE YOU
- +1: Swimming with Mister Rogers | Then Stepping on the Scale to See… 143! (#830) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/swimming-with-mister-rogers/
- +1: Hērōs | Building Strength for 2 (#107) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heros/

Big Idea 5: 10 SECONDS
- Fred Rogers Accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9LnuCBUM
- PN: Gratitude Works! by Robert A. Emmons → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/gratitude-works-robert-emmons/

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Oct 26, 2020

Here are my Top 3 ANCIENT WISDOM Books of All Time:

#1: The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
#2: Discourses and Selected Writings by Epictetus
#3: The Bhagavad Gita by Eknath Easwaran

More on why + a Big-Idea from each of those books in this video: https://youtu.be/eHMnL7MCMrs

Oct 25, 2020

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from You Are Special by Fred Rogers. Hope you enjoy!

I got this book after watching the wonderful (!) documentary on Mister Rogers called Won’t You Be My Neighbor? It's a collection of wisdom gems from various sources-a quick-reading portal into Mister Rogers’ brain that has an amazingly calming, uplifting effect. (At least it did for me.) Simply reading his words seemed to elevate my consciousness and make me a kinder, more patient person. Big Ideas we explore include: Be the best at whatever you are, our #1 Job in life (hint: Encourage others!!), I Like You (just the way you are), being a living example, Mister Rogers' creativity (hello, torture!), perfect parents/kids? (nope!), and the gap (the essence of human creativity).

Get You Are Special on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0140235140

Learn more about Fred Rogers: https://www.optimize.me/authors/fred-rogers/

► RELATED RESOURCES:
Big Idea 1: BE THE BEST YOU
- +1: Envy: The Ulcer of the Soul | Socrates Says (And Science Agrees) (#852) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/envy-the-ulcer-of-the-soul/
- +1: The Comparison Game | You Will Always Lose It (Here’s Why) (#855) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-comparison-game/
- +1: Sweeping Streets with Martin Luther King | Like Shakespeare, Beethoven and Michelangelo (#492) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/sweeping-streets-with-martin-luther-king/

Big Idea 2: OUR JOB IN LIFE
- +1: Encourage | To Inspire with Hope, Courage and Confidence (#721) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/encourage/
- Admiral William McRaven → https://www.optimize.me/authors/admiral-william-h-mcraven/

Big Idea 3: “I LIKE YOU.”
- +1: I Like You | Just the Way You Are (#869) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/i-like-you/
- Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood in black and white → https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2r4wun

Big Idea 4: TORTURES
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Documentary) → https://www.focusfeatures.com/wont-you-be-my-neighbor/

Big Idea 5: LIVING EXAMPLE
- PN: Your Life is Your Message by Eknath Easwaran → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/your-life-is-your-message-eknath-easwaran/
- +1: Gandhi and Sugar | And You and… _______________ (#408) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/gandhi-and-sugar/
- +1: There Are No Perfect People | And… Newsflash: You Will Not Be the First (#146) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/there-are-no-perfect-people/

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Oct 22, 2020

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Here are 5 of my favorite Big Ideas from The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Hope you enjoy!

Joseph Campbell was an American author and teacher best known for his work in the field of comparative mythology. If you’ve ever heard of the “Hero’s Journey,” you have him and his lifelong commitment to studying mythology to thank. This book (written in 1949) is the one that captures the essence of his thoughts on the “monomyth” that shows up across all cultures. One universal hero. A thousand faces. Big Ideas we explore include: a quick look at the hero’s journey, moving past the veil of the unknown (aka romancing your discomfort zone) while creating micro hero journeys (all day every day), your ultimate boon (don’t make King Midas’s mistake), the mistake that the makers of legend made (growth mindset, guys!!), and a portrait of the modern hero (look in the mirror!).

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Big Idea 1: THE MONOMYTH
- Finding Joe documentary → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8nFACrLxr0
- +1: Hērōs | Building Strength for 2 (#107) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/heros/

Big Idea 2: THE THRESHOLD
- +1: Your Infinite Potential | And Where to Find It (#4) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/your-infinite-potential/
- David Goggins → https://www.optimize.me/authors/david-goggins/
- Marie Forleo → https://www.optimize.me/authors/marie-forleo/
- George Mumford → https://www.optimize.me/authors/george-mumford/
- PN: The Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/the-rise-of-superman-steven-kotler/
- +1: Making the Impossible Possible | How to Make It What’s for Breakfast in X Tomorrows (#587) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/making-the-impossible-possible/
- Optimize Coach: Program Overview → https://optimize.me/coach-program/

Big Idea 3: THE BOON
- +1: The Choice of Hercules | Vice Dressed up as Virtue (#1036) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/the-choice-of-hercules/

Big Idea 4: THE MAKERS OF LEGEND
- +1: How to Build Your Grit | The 4 Key Scientific Variables (#19) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/how-to-build-your-grit/
- PN: Grit by Angela Duckworth → https://www.optimize.me/philosophers-notes/grit-angela-duckworth/
- +1: What Shakespeare, Beethoven & Picasso Have in Common | Want to Create Something Great? Create a Ton. (#86) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/what-shakespeare-beethoven-picasso-have-in-common/

Big Idea 5: THE HERO = YOU
- +1: Optimize = Optimus | = The Best Version of You (#367) → https://www.optimize.me/plus-one/optimize-optimus/

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Oct 19, 2020

Here are my Top 3 HABITS Books of All Time:

#1: Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg
#2: Atomic Habits by James Clear
#3: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy

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Oct 12, 2020

Here are my Top 3 BEST Books of All Time:

#1: The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels
#2: Deep Work by Cal Newport
#3: Happy Together by Suzie and James Pawelski

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