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It's time for practical personal development! In just two minutes every day you can hear a new self-improvement tip that will help you get more out of your time, energy, and effort. Hosted by TedX Speaker Brian Ford, inch closer to your potential by opening your mind to new opportunities for personal growth! Give your first episode a try and see what we're talking about! Be sure to subscribe to jumpstart your pursuit for personal development. Music provided by Legend From Heaven ( IG: @self.improvement.daily FB:

Episode Date
Weekend Recap 1/13 - 1/17

Monday - Responding to My Big Mistake

Tuesday - Conscious Leaders Are Like The Sun with Eric Kaufmann

Wednesday - Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Explained

Thursday - "Motivate yourself to become better everyday."

Friday - Life Is Hard

Jan 18, 2020
Life Is Hard

Life is hard and it's okay to feel that way. But remember that your life and its challenges are relative to you.

Jan 17, 2020
"Motivate yourself to be better everyday."

Motivation is: “the reason one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.” Figure out what matters to you,  why it matters, and you'll never be searching for motivation again.

If you feel compelled to gain clarity on your purpose, and become more disciplined in the areas that matter, email me at

Jan 16, 2020
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Explained

Those needs are: Physiological, Safety, Love, Esteem, Self-Actualization.

Jan 15, 2020
Conscious Leaders Are Like The Sun with Eric Kaufmann

There are three types of leaders whose properties mimic those of three celestial bodies - the sun, the moon, and a black hole.

Jan 14, 2020
Responding To My Big Mistake

You live and you learn. While I may have missed a big opportunity to add more people to our community, I am proud to share the lesson I learned about decision making in an emotional state, and relying on others to help you find clarity.

Jan 13, 2020
SISD #18 - Conscious Leadership with Eric Kaufmann

Conscious Leaders abide by the triple bottom line: Profit, people and planet. Today's guest is Eric Kaufmann, the founder of Sagatica and a pioneering figure who is introducing socially conscious practices to big corporations.


Book: "The 4 Virtues of a Leader"

The Conscious Leadership Guild

Sagatica Wisdom YouTube Channel

Jan 12, 2020
Weekend Recap 1/6 - 1/10

Monday - P/PC Balance

Tuesday - Like Like a Child

Wednesday - Treat Yourself Like Someone You Love

Thursday - "Make your happiness a priority."

Friday - Understanding Ego with Eric Kaufmann

Jan 11, 2020
Understanding Ego with Eric Kaufmann

As a prominent figure in the Conscious Leadership space, Eric Kaufmann shares how important it is to gain clarity on our ego so that we can not let it control us.

Jan 10, 2020
"Make your happiness a priority."

Your happiness is about YOU. I understand that there are real priorities in life - kids, family, bills, health. And sometimes offering support in those areas comes at the expense of your own happiness. But the truth is, you won't be able to offer yourself fully and effectively in those areas until you take care of yourself. Make your happiness a priority!

Jan 09, 2020
Treat Yourself Like Someone You Love

Today's tip is inspired by a spoken-word piece written and performed by Adam Roa. It starts off talking about how society negatively shapes our reality to leverage monetary gain, and then goes into how we can go about seeking the truth.

Jan 08, 2020
Live Life Like A Child

After observing my nephew over the holidays, I was reminded what it's like to be a child.  Love with all your heart, be present in the moment, and treat people as you want to without fear or social conditioning. I encourage you to incorporate some of the same.

Jan 07, 2020
Production and Production Capability

Featured in "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People", the PPC balance is all about generating sustainable results. Do the outcomes meet an acceptable standard, and can they be readily reproduced?

Jan 06, 2020
Weekend Recap 12/30 - 1/3

Monday - How Are You Smart?

Tuesday - Find Your Reasons Before Setting Goals

Wednesday - Wins of the Year!

Thursday - "Don't put energy into what you don't want."

Friday - Helping Vs Supporting

Jan 04, 2020
Helping Vs Supporting

Is there a difference between helping someone, and supporting someone? Have a listen to hear my take!

Jan 03, 2020
"Stop giving energy to the things you don't want."

Happiness is part of an equation. It's not exclusively about how much positivity you have adding to your life, but also how much negativity is pulling from your life. It's human nature, but we need to be intentional about not giving energy to things we don't want.

Jan 02, 2020
Wins Of The Year!

Before kissing 2019 goodbye and moving on to the next decade of your life, think back about the 3 things that standout from 2019. What are you wins of the year?

Jan 01, 2020
Find Your Reasons Before Setting Your Goals

A strong 'why' can overcome any 'how'. With your New Years Resolutions, pick goals that are sustainable and rooted in something you truly believe in. 

Dec 31, 2019
How You Are Smart

We've been conditioned to measure people upon common criteria - "How smart are you?" Instead, let's celebrate everyone's unique talents and learn more about "How you are smart."

Dec 30, 2019
SISD #17 - The Mindset of a High Performer with Brian Mazza

Brian Mazza is redefining what it means to be a high-performer. He's most known for his performance in the health and wellness space, but his high-performance practice spreads into every aspect of his life.

Learn more about Brian on his Instagram ( and his branded Instagram for High Performance Lifestyle Training (

Dec 29, 2019
Weekend Recap 12/23 - 12/27

Monday - Do Not Skip a Step

Tuesday - Consistency Builds Momentum with Brad Hart

Wednesday - The Christmas Spirit

Thursday - "Just because your path is different doesn't mean you're lost."

Friday - Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes with Brian Mazza

Dec 28, 2019
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes with Brian Mazza

As the founder of High Performance Lifestyle Training, Brian Mazza has adopted this quote as his own because of the recognition he had about the way he was living his life. Each one of us is responsible for the state of our lives, and if we don't like something it's up to us to change it!

Brian Mazza IG:

Dec 27, 2019
"Just because your path is different doesn't mean you're lost."

We all have our own journey. Trust that yours brings you exactly where you're meant to be.

Dec 26, 2019
The Spirit of Christmas

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, the Holiday has an important influence on this time of year. If encourages gratitude, collectiveness, cheer, and reflection.

Dec 25, 2019
Consistency Builds Momentum with Brad Hart

Progress grows with time into a strong momentum. But if you don't allow that momentum to continue, it can zero out and leave you back at the beginning. That's why discipline is so important!

Click to learn more about Brad and his "Eight Minute Mastermind" Podcast!

Dec 24, 2019
Don't Skip a Step

It's tempting to prioritize short term "efficiency" and do cut corners, but you are doing yourself a disservice with significant consequences. Take your time and do it right the first time, and benefit from it in the long run.

Dec 23, 2019
Recap 12/16 - 12/20

Have an awesome weekend!

Dec 21, 2019
The Difference is Larger at the Top

Using the Richter Scale as a template, we can see how advancing in level is more difficult as you approach elite. 

Dec 20, 2019
"Every day is a fresh start."

What a blessing we have another day! Let's make the most of this new opportunity, prime ourselves with positivity and abundance, and live the life we want to live!

Dec 19, 2019
Are You Creating Confidence Or Chipping Away At It with Heather Monahan

Confidence is dynamic, and every decision you make either adds to it or takes away from it.

Watch Heather's TedX Talk!

Dec 18, 2019
Controlling Our Internal Messaging

Just like a smile can induce the release of neurotransmitters that improve our mood, the words we use affect the way our brain responds to certain stimuli. By getting really intentional with our internal messaging we can prime our body for optimum performance.

Dec 17, 2019
What is the Next Right Move? with Oprah Winfrey

As worldwide and all-encompassing as Oprah's success has been, she stays grounded to one simple tactic - Make the right decision in the moment and trust that the process will guide you where you're meant to go.

Dec 16, 2019
SISD #16 - Creating the Confidence to Bet On Yourself with Heather Monahan

Heather Monahan reinvented herself from a corporate executive to a thought-leading keynote speaker. In this interview we talk about Heather's past, how being a mother has helped her understand confidence, and we touch on her recently released TedX Talk.

Watch Heather's TedX:

Listen to her podcast "Creating Confidence with Heather Monahan" -

Dec 15, 2019
Recap 12/9 - 12/13
Dec 14, 2019
Be, Do, Give with the Greatness Collective

Be, Do, Give. The 3 pillars to a meaningful life. It's about realizing your potential, by taking action, and serving others.  Get more out of your life by joining the DO GREAT THINGS Facebook Group.

Dec 13, 2019
"Do good and good will come to you."

Set the tone by facilitating generosity and you will experience the benefits of abundance.

Dec 12, 2019
Leave Things Better Than You Found Them

Notice how I didn't say "Make things better than you found them"... It's because all you can control is your effort and your action. We can form the habit of using our touch to add value in the moment, and slowly but surely the world will become a better place.

Dec 11, 2019
The WHAC Method with Brant Pinvidic

Want to have a cohesive and effective pitch? Use the WHAC Method and lead your audience to the decision.

Dec 10, 2019
Exercise the 24 Hour Rule

Remember the 24 hour rule? Don't take action on an emotion for 24 hours, just to make sure you don't do something out of place. The rule was designed for negative emotions, but it's a good practice to do the same for really positive emotions.

Dec 09, 2019
Recap 12/2 - 12/6

Have a killer weekend!

Dec 07, 2019
The Truth About Stress with Kerwin Rae

What does stress do to your body? It converts a state of "ease" into "disease". Find the ways to manage stress that work for you!

Dec 06, 2019
"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have."

We don't get to control certain realities of life. But we do get to control what we choose to do with those realities we are handed. As Tony Robbins puts it, "It's not a matter of resources. It's a matter of resourcefulness."

Dec 05, 2019
An Example of Controlling Perpective

Our perception of how things are depends on the lens through which we see it. Two different understandings of the same concept can both be right!

Dec 04, 2019
Inform and Lead with Brant Pinvidic

Featuring our most recent Self Improvement Sit Down guest, Brant Pinvidic talks about how old-school sales techniques are out of place today. But if we  present the information in a clear and simple way, we can lead our targets to their buying decision without ever selling them on the idea.

This concept is featured in Brant's new book "The 3 Minute Rule". Pick up a copy here by clicking this link!

Dec 03, 2019
How To Keep Productivity High When Motivation Is Low

Inspired by an article written by Haley Hoffman Smith, the  4 step process is: Create to do lists when energized, work with a coach or accountability partner, eliminate distractions, and switch up workspaces.

Dec 02, 2019
SISD #15 - The 3 Minute Rule with Brant Pinvidic

In this Self Improvement Sit Down, we talk in detail about how to optimize our communication for today's audience. The core thesis - Simplicity and clarity of information is more important than showmanship.  Brant Pinvidic walks us through how to best cater our message by first conceptualizing the idea, contextualizing the opportunity for success, and actualizing the next steps!

Link to buy "The 3 Minute Rule" and donate to Saint Jude's Children's Hospital: Buy Book.

Dec 01, 2019
A Week of Being Thankful

Hoping it's a habit I can continue! Be grateful for the health, comfort, freedom, people, and opportunity in your life.

Nov 30, 2019
Thankful for Opportunity (#2468)

It's important to be grateful for the things you have at present, but it's also important to be grateful and mindful of the things that are yet to happen! It's what makes like worth living.

Nov 29, 2019
Thankful for People (#2468)

This is what Thanksgiving is all about. Connecting with the people that are important in our lives. They had an influential role in shaping us!

Nov 28, 2019
Thankful For Freedom (#2468)

The liberty  we enjoy is a product of the sacrifices made by many others. I appreciate the freedom and opportunity for self-expression, and realize that it could be very different.

Nov 27, 2019
Thankful For Comfort (#2468)

I am grateful for the roof over my head, the water in my faucet, and the clothes on my back. A lot of people don't get to enjoy those comforts in their lives.

Nov 26, 2019
Thankful For Health (#2468)

Instead of cramming all of our gratitude into a day, let's at least stretch it out for a week!

Use #2468 (who do we appreciate) to share instances when YOU feel grateful!

Nov 25, 2019
Weekend Recap 11/18 - 11/22

And a great week it was! Spread some love this weekend.

Nov 23, 2019
Audience Feature - The Artist Joe Vidalez

I've been getting to know Joe over the last few weeks, and just like anyone else he needs a little nudge to start doing what he ultimately wants. Let's support him and encourage him on!

Nov 22, 2019
"There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy."

This world is full of miracles. Take a second to look around at them.

Nov 21, 2019
Our Microbiome Brain with Gina B

Little do we know, our gut bacteria strongly influence our brain, so much so that it is called our "second brain". The tip comes from Gina B in our most recent Self Improvement Sit Down.

Nov 20, 2019
The Difference a Year Can Make

Where were you 1 year ago? I imagine you are a very different person. With personal development it's hard to see change happen over the span of days, but it's much easier to see over the span of a year. Now the better question is, where will you be one year from now?

Nov 19, 2019
A Lesson Learned from the Ragnar Relay Race

When you and 7 other people are tasked to run 14 miles at all hours of the day and night, you better believe there is some teamwork involved. This event was a great reminder that we are all better together!

Nov 18, 2019
SISD #14 - The Style of Eating (Not Diet) Right for You with Gina B

In this interview we dive deep into how we can properly prepare our bodies for performance. I guarantee you will come away with 3 major takeaways from this sit-down with Gina B.

Nov 17, 2019
Recapping Dr. Marshall Goldsmith on Young and Profiting

After learning so much from Marshall Goldsmith's appearance on "Young and Profiting", I decided to feature it for the week and share its value. You can listen to the original interview on Young and Profiting here:

Nov 16, 2019
YAP #5 - Listening with Marshall Goldsmith

Listening to someone isn't just about being able to recite what they said, but also being able to communicate that you care.

Young and Profiting episode with Marshall Goldsmith:

Nov 15, 2019
YAP #4 - The Fundamentals to Success with Marshall Goldsmith

After you have your health and your finances in order, what's next on the success totem pole? As Marshall Goldsmith described in his interview on Young and Profiting, the next frontier to success is finding happiness in the process and finding meaning in your work.

Link to the Young and Profiting Interview: 

Nov 14, 2019
YAP #3 - Meaning and Positive Impact with Marshall Goldsmith

Life is about doing something meaningful, with the potential to positively impact whatever it is we're actuating. Marshall Goldsmith shares another gem on the Young and Profiting Podcast with Hala Taha.

Listen to the whole episode on YAP here:

Nov 13, 2019
YAP #2 - Triggers with Marshall Goldsmith

The environment we are in strongly influences our behavior. But we have more control of this environment and it's "triggers" than we think.

Listen to Marshall's full interview on Young and Profiting here:

Nov 12, 2019
YAP #1 - The Daily Questions Process and Active Questions with Marshall Goldsmith

Featuring snippets from the Young and Profiting Podcast, Marshall Goldsmith talks about effort, self-assessment, and question structure.

Nov 11, 2019
Weekend Recap 11/4 - 11/8

Enjoy your weekend! The link to donate to David Meltzer's charity The Unstoppable Foundation is

Nov 09, 2019
Listen to Podcasts

I'm preaching to the choir because you're doing it right now! But have you utilized podcasts to its fullest potential?

Nov 08, 2019
"Never forget those who helped you along your way."

There are contributions of other people built into every success you have. Please be grateful and have respect for their involvement.

Nov 07, 2019
How Stubbornness Helped Andy Grammer Succeed

Did you know Andy Grammer was once a street musician in LA, doing whatever he could to make it as an artist? Fast-forward and not only has Andy made it, but he's changing lives with his warm heart and positive nature. In this episode, Andy reflects on what his life was like then, helping us appreciate what he's created now.

Nov 06, 2019
Doubt Your Fears, Don't Doubt Your Dreams

You choose what you give power to and take power from. Let your dreams rise to the top and enjoy the benefits of manifestation!

Nov 05, 2019
Use Daylight Savings Time to Your Advantage

Time is relative, but your perception of time is powerful. Take this moment to get on a new and more productive schedule!

Nov 04, 2019
SISD #13 - Consistent Persistent Pursuit of Potential with David Meltzer

Today's Self Improvement Sit Down interview is with David Meltzer.  David is in the top .01% when it comes to productivity and efficiency. He lives his life through a lens of gratitude and radical humility, leaving a powerful impact on the world. I prime the interview with a deep dive into David's story, providing much needed context for the lessons he offers.

In this episode we talk about how he became a millionaire through the power of 64, how he utilized acceleration and exponential growth to compound his impact, and his mission to empower 1000 people to empower 1000 people to empower 1000 people to be happy.

David is the chairman of The Unstoppable Foundation. To date the Unstoppable Foundation has educated 35,000 children and has impacted 78,000 community members. This organization is special in that every dollar donated goes to directly toward supporting the cause.  If you feel so inclined, you can contribute by clicking the link in this episode description, or by visiting

Nov 03, 2019
Weekly Recap 10/28 - 11/1

Have a great weekend!

Nov 02, 2019
Humility: Serve and Ask with David Meltzer

Humility has two parts to it - always being willing to give and share your expertise, and always being willing to receive and permit the flow of abundance.

Nov 01, 2019
"Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits."

There's a duality to this quote that was fun to explore. Hope you enjoy!

Oct 31, 2019
Commit to Plan A with Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner, the individual whose life "The Pursuit of Happyness" was inspired by, says that the only way to get what you want in life is by having no other option.

Oct 30, 2019
Lessons Learned from Trying Improv

The rules of improv apply to life - "yes and" / work with others ideas, be supportive, be present.

Oct 29, 2019
Doing it for the 'gram?

Many people are disconnected from their desires and hyper-focused on how they’re being perceived. What are your reasons for action, are they for you or for others?

Oct 28, 2019
Weekend Recap 10/21 - 10/25

Enjoy the weekend!

Oct 26, 2019
Find Random Moments to Train

Life is full of opportunity - wealth, joy, growth. Find the right moments to extract value from what the universe has to offer.

Oct 25, 2019
"You are the boss of your life."

You don't answer to anyone but yourself. Choose the life YOU want to live, with input from the people you want to live it with.

Oct 24, 2019
One Day or Day One

That dream of yours, is it something that exists only as an idea to be pursued "one day", or are you going to take action on it and make today "day one".

Oct 23, 2019
Do The Thing You Don't Want To Do with Darren Hardy

If you're afraid of something, and trying to talk yourself out of it, that probably means you should do it!

Oct 22, 2019
Who is your hero?

Heroes are examples we strive to live up to. Individuals who display courage and confidence in the areas we fear most. My hero is my grandfather Paul Shaw.

Oct 21, 2019
SISD #12 - Leading an LGBT Movement with Cuyla Coogan

In this interview we hear from Cuyla Coogan, a rising star that has an important message to share. Cuyla knew she was gay for 14 years and hid it from the world. Her transformation through that period is inspiring and helped her identify her life's purpose.

Learn more about Cuyla at!

Oct 20, 2019
Weekend Recap 10/14 - 10/18

Have a good one!

Oct 19, 2019
Stepping Into Love with Cuyla Coogan

Love is the language of the universe. Give it, receive it, share it.

Oct 18, 2019
"Life is full of beauty, notice it."

Add mindfulness and curiosity to the mundane and you'll uncover whole new possibilities!

Oct 17, 2019
The 8 Mile Rule Inspired by Gary Vee

Be transparent about your past. Whatever is bottlenecking your self-expression - Let it out! Take a tip from Eminem in "8 Mile" and call yourself out.

Oct 16, 2019
It's Not About Anyone, It's About Every One

We are better together, and when we make decisions that are best for the group, it's usually serves as the tide that raises all ships.

Oct 15, 2019
Follow Your Arrow

"Follow your arrow wherever it points." - Kacey Musgrave

Oct 14, 2019
Weekend Recap 9/7 - 9/11

Have a great weekend! There's no time to waste.

Oct 12, 2019
It's Okay To Be Different with Ellen Degeneres

We all are different, and that's okay! We should be kind to everyone, regardless of how different their opinion might be than ours.

Oct 11, 2019
“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

Life can be seen as a function - input, change, output. The great part is we can control the function and thus control the output.

Oct 10, 2019
Don't Look Away

The easy and comfortable thing to do is to hide and avoid. Just to act like it doesn’t exist. But what this does is it exacerbates the problem. In order for things to really change and improve, you need to acknowledge that they’re happening, and gain awareness on the issue.

Oct 09, 2019
Don't Apologize

Well, that's not the whole story. It's more like communicate it a different way. Focus on the positive characteristic traits that were displayed rather than reliving the negative events.

Oct 08, 2019
Alignment, Assignment, Technique

It's almost like "ready, aim. fire!" These three components together provide a comprehensive way of repeating quality.

Oct 07, 2019
SISD #11 - Perspective is Essential with Josh Perry

Today's guest is former BMX professional, multiple brain tumor survivor, and holistic brain health coach Josh Perry. Not only has he gone through more adversity than anyone should, but he had the best attitude about it, beating the odds and sharing his wisdom. You don't want to miss this one.; @joshperrybmx

Oct 06, 2019
Recap 9/30 - 10/4

Have an awesome weekend! Do something special for someone else!

Oct 05, 2019
Making a Major Life Shift with Josh Perry

In the face of fear and creating a new normal, it is essential you use your purpose to silence all of the doubt. 

Oct 04, 2019
"No one is you and that is your superpower."

You are unique and offer something no on else can!

Oct 03, 2019
Sexual Expression with Julianne Vaccaro

Sexuality is an important part of life, and needs to be comfortably accessed in order to allow for complete expression.

Oct 02, 2019
Processing Emotions

IT IS OKAY TO FEEL EMOTIONAL. Give yourself the time and space necessary to process what you are feeling.

Oct 01, 2019
The Distinction Between Head Hunger and Body Hunger with Gina B

You're about to eat because you're "hungry". Is that your mind or your body talking?

Sep 30, 2019
Weekend Recap 9/23 - 9/27

Rest, recharge, and do what you enjoy this weekend :)

Sep 28, 2019
What Do You Like About Yourself 30 Day Challenge

It's easy enough to focus on the bad things... what are the things you like about yourself?

Sep 27, 2019
"Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try."

Breaking down another positivity quote, think about moments when you failed to try!

Sep 26, 2019
The Value of Pain with Dr. Jen Esquer

Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Listen and respond to these important messages.

Sep 25, 2019
Foundational Communication Competency

What is your knee-jerk way of communicating? Use your experience to guide you into an effective style of communication.

Sep 24, 2019
Turn Up Your Internal Thermostat with Jay Stark

Whatever level you set for yourself, the world will gravitate toward. Might as well set the bar high!

Sep 23, 2019
SISD #10 - Mind Body Health with Dr. Jen Esquer

Our guest in this episode is @docjenfit, Dr. Jen Esquer.  She is a huge advocate for the body's ability to heal itself, and encourages us to appreciate the messages our body communicates to us about its state.  

Sep 22, 2019
Weekly Recap 9/16 - 9/20

Have a great weekend. Treat yourself to something fun :)

Sep 21, 2019
Have a Bias Toward Fun with Dr. Mike Rucker

Fun > Happiness, listen to hear why! 

Sep 20, 2019
"Follow your shine."

Take an extra moment today to pick apart this quote - What inside you shines, what makes it yours, and where is it taking you?

Sep 19, 2019
Parasympathetic Breathing with Dr. Jen Esquer

Inhale. Exhale. The parasympathetic nervous system is activated on an exhale. Bring your body into its natural resting state with controlled breathing.

Sep 18, 2019
Is it a reason or an excuse?

Although the two might bring you to the same result, the paths are very different and represent something completely disparate.

Sep 17, 2019
Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed

Avoid unnecessary blue light and leave the bed for sleeping!

Sep 16, 2019
Weekly Recap 9/9 - 9/13

Have a fantastic weekend! Hope you enjoyed this week of tips.

Sep 14, 2019
The Law of Least Effort

As humans we have a natural predisposition toward conserving energy. Let's understand it and leverage it instead of let it have control over us.

Sep 13, 2019
“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.”

We are surrounded by great things, let's tap into them!

Sep 12, 2019
Keep It Simple Stupid

It doesn't need to be complicated! Get it done the easy way.

Sep 11, 2019
Life Requires Optimism with Mel Robbins

Give others benefit of the doubt and assume they have good intentions. It's just the fair thing to do!

Sep 10, 2019
What is Your Definition of Freedom?

A really thought-provoking question from a masterclass I did recently with Joel Brown, Garrain Jones, and Emile Steenveld.  

Sep 09, 2019
SISD #9 - How To Be Indistractable with Nir Eyal

A thorough review of the groundbreaking concepts featured in Nir Eyal's new book, "Indistractable".

Sep 08, 2019
Weekly Recap 9/2 - 9/6

Hope you had a special week!

Sep 07, 2019
Prioritize Your Values by Timeboxing with the Indistractable Nir Eyal

Make time for those things that are important to you by timeboxing them!

Sep 06, 2019
"One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."

Set the tone for the day by starting it with gratitude, love, self-acceptance and an optimistic outlook!

Sep 05, 2019
Read Two Pages a Night

It's small, but it's something! Over time you'll identify with the small act and make so much progress.

Sep 04, 2019
Flow - The Intersection of Discipline and Surrender

Optimum performance requires discipline, or an accountability to execute, and surrender, or faith that the process will yield the desired result.

Sep 03, 2019
Be On Time

Someone who is on time is dependable. Identify as a person who prioritizes their own time and people will begin wanting to share theirs with you.

Sep 02, 2019
SISD #8 - Leading Through Innovation and Change with Bill Sanders

As a process innovation expert, Bill Sanders frequently needs to effectively navigate difficult interpersonal situations to accomplish the task.  As the founder of Roebling and Strauss, Bill's experience is fully on display here. Enjoy the interview!

Sep 01, 2019
Week Recap 8/26 - 8/30

A bunch of good ones! Have a great long weekend.

Aug 31, 2019
Should you trust your experience?

It's a fine relationship between using the information you already have and seeking more. The best place to settle at is to use situational knowledge to guide your decision making.

Aug 30, 2019
"It's not selfish to do what's best for you."

Taking care of yourself gives you the ability to share it with others.

Aug 29, 2019
Working Through Interpersonal Resistance with Bill Sanders

In just about everything in life we need to work with others. Take a page out of a real expert on how to manage people who are resistant to your methods.

Aug 28, 2019
Using Effort Pacts with the Indistractable Nir Eyal

An effort pact is a repercussion or barrier you put in place that provides just enough of a reason to make you be conscious about your behavior. They are an effective mechanism of limiting engaging in a bad habit.

Aug 27, 2019
Overreach if You Want to Advance - From Daron K Roberts' "Call an Audible"

You need to step beyond was has been accepted to grow into the next frontier.

Aug 26, 2019
Weekend Recap 8/24

Have a fantastic weekend!

Aug 24, 2019
You Are Enough

Everything you will ever need resides within you. The world is abundant!

Aug 23, 2019
“If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.”

Be aware of perspective, and choose the perspective of positivity! It changes your reality.

Aug 22, 2019
The Fundamentals of Distraction with the Indistractable Nir Eyal

In order to know what is distracting you, you need to first know what it is distracting you from!  This is the important distinction between traction and distraction.

Aug 21, 2019
"If you want to change someone's life, you have to change their day first." - Pat Flynn

Impact doesn't happen overnight.  It takes time and consistency. Start by changing people's days and you'll find in time you've changed their life.

Aug 20, 2019
Do the Right Thing

Only you can know what the right thing to do is. It all comes down to your intentions.

Aug 19, 2019
SISD #7 - The Power of Affirmations with Affirmation Addict Payal Aggarwal

Use your internal messaging to create your reality. Don't underestimate the power you have! Follow Payal at @affirmationaddict on Instagram and begin manifesting the life of your dreams!

Aug 18, 2019
Weekend Recap 8/17

What another great week of tips! Thanks for all the support :)

Aug 17, 2019
Caffeine Dependency with Aimee Tariq

Do you require a cup of coffee in the morning to get going? Awareness is the first step. Caffeine may be doing you more harm than good.

Aug 16, 2019
"If it makes you happy, then go for it."

Do what makes YOU feel fulfilled.  Live to no one's standards but your own, and pursue that completely.

Aug 15, 2019
The Basics of Affirmations with Affirmation Addict Payal Aggarwal

Create your reality with affirmations and manifest the life you've always dreamed of!

Aug 14, 2019
Joel Brown's Circle of Comfortable Goals and Stretch Goals

In stepping outside your comfort zone, and verbalizing what that looks like, you can achieve amazing growth!

Aug 13, 2019
The Story of the Starfish

If you want to make a difference, do it one thing at a time.  It's natural to get overwhelmed by everything that can be done. Focus on the impact in front of you.

Aug 12, 2019
The 4 Steps to the Habit Loop in “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

The 4 steps are: Cue, craving, response, and reward.  Check out this quick review on the importance of each!

Aug 10, 2019
Atomic Habits Part 4 - Understanding Rewards

Rewards are what sustain the habit loop, providing the motivation to engage in the behavior again. What gets immediately rewarded is repeated, what gets immediately punished is avoided. 

Aug 09, 2019
"Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile."

A smile is a universal expression. It speaks all languages, overcomes all differences, and holds all space. It’s something that two people can always share and instantly connect.  By choosing to see positivity, and focusing on your many reasons to smile, you can begin infusing that love in those immediately around you.  This creates a local effect that then amplifies as each affected person becomes an advocate and impacts those immediately around them.  We need more smiles in this world, and you never know the real effect it will have on the lives of others!

Aug 08, 2019
Atomic Habits Part 3 - Understanding Responses

The response is the action in James Clear's Habit Loop.  In order to make a positive behavior more frequent, you need to make it easier.

Aug 07, 2019
Atomic Habits Part 2 - Understanding Cravings

Cravings are the most underrated component of the Habit Loop. A way to make a positive habit stick by optimizing for cravings - Make it attractive.

Aug 06, 2019
Atomic Habits Part 1 - Understanding Cues

Cues are the beginning of the habit loop. The way to take control of cues to induce positive behaviors - Make it obvious.

Aug 05, 2019
SISD #6 - Self Acceptance with Bex Bedford

No matter who you are, or how you identify, you can always control the way you view yourself. Follow Bex @bexbedfordofficial on Instagram!

Aug 04, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/29 - 8/2

Take a moment this weekend to remember how fortunate you are :)

Aug 03, 2019
Juana's Story - Overcoming Mexican Poverty

This episode will give you a major dose of perspective. Inspired!

Aug 02, 2019
"You have to be at your strongest when you feel at your weakest."

If you can prime your brain to perform at it’s best in trying moments, you will succeed more often.

Aug 01, 2019
The Key to Self-Acceptance with Bex Bedford

No matter who you are, or what's "wrong" with you, you can take responsibility for your decisions and reach a place where you are happy in your own skin. It's not easy, but it is possible.

Jul 31, 2019
Lead By Example

Ask anyone from my college soccer team - I'm not the person that is going to share a motivating speech, or create confrontation to push someone to be better.  I lead by example and demonstrate what it is I expect from my team.

Jul 30, 2019
The Difference Between Self Improvement and Personal Development

It's a question I should have asked myself a long time ago... let's explore it! To me personal development is the daily pursuit, or the input, and self improvement is the result, or the output.  Do you agree?

Jul 29, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/22 - 7/26

Have a great weekend!!

Jul 27, 2019
Enjoy Your Wins

I hit a major Self Improvement Daily milestone, and I can't help but reflect not because it is impressive in the eyes of others, but it is impressive in my own.  Thank you for the support! <3

Jul 26, 2019
"Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen."

You have all the capabilities you need already within you. It's just a matter of believing you possess them and letting them be expressed without protection.

Jul 25, 2019
Microdosing Change Feat. Kira Day

Using the Hermes Effect, you can prepare yourself for change by introducing harm in small doses to prepare for the inevitable.  Tip shared by Passion Centre founder Kira Day.

Jul 24, 2019
How To Use Self Awareness

First step is to gain self-awareness and know who you are. The next step is to take action with it in mind!

Jul 23, 2019
Outcomes, Actions, Choices

Peel back the layers and the biggest of objectives are accomplished from the simplest of means - Making the right choices.

Jul 22, 2019
SISD #5 - The Law of Attraction with Danielle Grant

This interview is with Danielle Grant, your mindset mentor.  We talk about mindset, the law of attraction, and many of the pitfalls we find ourselves falling into.  Learn more about Danielle in her Facebook Group "Mindset Society".

Jul 21, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/20


Jul 20, 2019
You Are More Capable Than You Know

Have you ever done something so crazy that you didn't know you could do? What other limitations are you having about yourself and your own capabilities?

Jul 19, 2019
Love Yourz - A Lyric from J. Cole

A great reminder from J. Cole - There is always going to be more out there that is is impossible to achieve.  You can't wait for the next thing to be content, you need to appreciate what you already have.

Jul 18, 2019
Surf the Urge

Don't resist the temptation of doing something, just put the behavior off for some time to evaluate if it's something you really want to do! 

Jul 17, 2019
Should you workout with headphones?

Evaluate the tradeoff for yourself. Do you want motivational music, a background noise educational lesson, or uninterrupted focus?

Jul 16, 2019
One Light Beats All Darkness with David Meltzer

David Meltzer articulates the power we all have. Surrounded by negative people and situations, it takes just one light to conquer all of that darkness! Be the person who provides light in the darkest places.

Jul 15, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/12

Try something new this weekend!

Jul 13, 2019
Take an Extra Moment to Understand

It's so easy to rely on technology to get things done, but it is powerful to be independent and understand for yourself!

Jul 12, 2019
"Don't doubt yourself, that's what haters are for."

Why should you be hard on yourself when a bunch of other people are already doing it for you?

Jul 11, 2019
A Lesson from Airplane Etiquette

I observed a woman on the plane make it all about herself - using her phone when she shouldn't, inconveniencing others so she could get off sooner... but it helped me realize the value of playing your part in society.

Jul 10, 2019
Take a Walking Meeting

Among many things, the three primary benefits are 1) the light physical activity creates more headspace and clarity, 2) being side by side reduces the confrontation in the encounter, and 3) you can build rapport with someone by knowing you both prioritize your health.

Jul 09, 2019
I Have To vs. I Get To

"I have to" suggests that an external force is dictating your decisions. "I get to" demonstrates autonomy in the choice and is a position of empowerment.  Only one word is different but the change is massively impactful!

Jul 08, 2019
SISD #4 with Jordan Paris

In this episode, 21 year old author and host of the podcast Growth Mindset University Jordan Paris shares about his decision making criteria, the way he handles big opportunities, and the experiences he had in his childhood that shaped the man he is today.

Jul 07, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/1 - 7/5

Have a great one!

Jul 06, 2019
Survivorship Bias Explained

Understanding this cognitive misinterpretation will help you to be more fair with yourself and your expectations.

Jul 05, 2019
"A negative mind will never result in a positive life."

One negative thought leads to another, which leads to another.  At that point, when you have fostered so much negativity, it is virtually impossible to have a positive life.

Jul 04, 2019
Rachel Hollis 10/10/1 Formula

Take control of your future by giving it direction - Describe who you want to be in 10 years, write down 10 dreams that would achieve that person, and set one goal that becomes your North Star to become that person.

Jul 03, 2019
How to be More Invested in Conversations

A tip taken from observing Gary Vee, three things to incorporate are: 1) Active listening, 2) Limit technology use, and 3) Ask for clarification.

Jul 02, 2019
The Pain of Discipline Vs. The Pain of Regret with Brian Mazza

Nothing changes until nothing changes. This message comes from an Instagram post shared by Brian Mazza.

Jul 01, 2019
Weekend Recap 6/29

Have a great weekend :)

Jun 29, 2019
Conducting Weekly Check Ins

Scheduled self-reflection in one week intervals is helpful in reevaluating priorities and direction.  It's just enough time to effectively use trial and error.

Jun 28, 2019
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."

A classic quote - Life is your at bat, take a swing!

Jun 27, 2019
The Simpler Side of Fame and Fortune with Dan Janetos

One million dollars has a certain appeal to those who don't have money.  But just as equally, the simplicity of life has a certain appeal to those who have millions of dollars.

Jun 26, 2019
Mind Body Connection at Meal Time with Gina B

If you let it, your brain can tell your body what it wants and needs! Make sure the two are on the same page before diving in.

Jun 25, 2019
A Monday Message from Mom

Featured in this episode is a beautiful quote from SC Lourie.  Enjoy the company of those you care about, because at its core that is what life is about!

Jun 24, 2019
SISD #3 with Guinness World Record Chef Dan Janetos

Our third Self Improvement Sit Down. We go into more detail than ever about Dan Janetos' routine and the reasoning behind it! Follow him on Instagram @danieljanetos!

Jun 23, 2019
Weekend Recap June 17th to June 21st

Hope you have a fun-filled weekend!

Jun 22, 2019
Creating a Travel Budget with "My Explore With Me" Chelsey Evans

Who wants to start saving for their next big trip? Chelsey has your answer!

Jun 21, 2019
"Don't count the days, make your days count."

Or should I say... "Make your days count, don't count your days."

Jun 20, 2019
Speak with Conviction

Use powerful word choice and sentence structure to be more persuasive in your speech!

Jun 19, 2019
Fast Failure Leads to Success

Life is like a pendulum, with success one one end and failure on the other.  Momentum carries the pendulum back and forth to each side.  If you want to go higher then you have to push harder, and you can only push the pendulum on the side of failure. 

Jun 18, 2019
The Price of a Lesson Learned

Lesson: Be proactive about things you don't know, and ask for help. I made a mistake recently that cost me, but I see it as an investment in this lifelong lesson.

Jun 17, 2019
Weekend Recap June 10 - 14th

Have a fun and productive weekend!

Jun 15, 2019
"Do it for the story!"

Inspired by his TedX Talk, Brian Ford shares about the value of putting yourself out there without expectation of what might come of it.

Jun 14, 2019
"Even the worst days only last 24 hours."

What do you do when you have a bad day?  Be optimistic about the next one!

Jun 13, 2019
Sing in the Car

Did you know singing induces yoga breathing? Might as well belt it out when driving and let the world hear it!

Jun 12, 2019
Dealing with Rejection - The 4S Formula with Alex Pirouz

The 4S formula - Some will, some won't, so what, someone's waiting.  When dealing with rejection, be sure to keep your head up so you don't miss the next opportunity!

Jun 11, 2019
Serve Your Future Self in Small Ways

It doesn't need to be groundbreakingly huge to impact your life.  Start small and be consistent.

Jun 10, 2019
SISD #2 - Kim Kaupe

Self Improvement Sit Down #2 with Kim Kaupe, CEO and co-founder of the SuperFan Company.  We cover concepts like grit, managing a personal brand,  reputation, self-expression, and how she quickly built her company.  

Jun 09, 2019
Weekend Recap June 3 to June 7

Thanks for tuning in!

Jun 08, 2019
Your Success is Unique to You with Joel Brown

We all have our own mission and our own lane. Don't compare yourself to others, and execute on your own timeline.

Jun 07, 2019
“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

With positivity you will have the confidence to make the most of everything around you!

Jun 06, 2019
The Value of Reputation with Kim Kaupe

In business reputation is EVERYTHING.  It's something that you carry with you everywhere you go - Be sure you are actively maintaining it!

Jun 05, 2019
What is "making an impact"?

Who, what, how, and why impact?

Jun 04, 2019
In the Face of Life’s Challenges, Harness the Power of Gratefulness and Fun with Tara Geraghty

In honor of National Cancer Survivor's Day, we hear from Tara Geraghty, someone who was personally affected by cancer, and has an amazing lesson to share from it.

Jun 03, 2019
Recap May 27th to May 31st

Have a killer weekend!

Jun 01, 2019
Surround Yourself with Disagreement Feat. Ben Bradbury

Disagreement breeds perspective.  Make sure you have some of it in your life! 

May 31, 2019
"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot."

It's crazy to watch your blessings multiply when you start counting them!

May 30, 2019
The BAG Technique with Mike Sherbakov

A simple technique from a world-changing brain.  BAG is an acronym that stands for: Blessings, Affirmations, and Goals.  Write down three of each every morning!

May 29, 2019
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Have you ever felt like you don't deserve what you have? You're not alone!

May 28, 2019
Appreciate Hard Work with Dean Graziosi

As a self-made business leader, Dean reflects on an experience that shaped his relationship with hard work.

May 27, 2019
SISD #1: Ben Bradbury

Introducing a new concept on the podcast, a Self Improvement Sit Down!  Instead of sharing a short and actionable personal development tip, we are starting to slow it down and getting to know high-perfomers on a deeper level than ever before!

Our first episode with with Ben Bradbury, and we talk about the value in surrounding yourself with disagreement, perspective, when to say "yes" and "no" to opportunities, and accountability!

Let us know what you thought of the longer episode at!

May 26, 2019
Recap 5/20 - 5/24

Have an amazing weekend team!

May 25, 2019
Movement Nurtures the Mind with Jim Kwik

Take a small break to get up and move, your brain will thank you!

May 24, 2019
“Don’t let the internet rush you. No one is posting their failures.”

Set your own expectations in your own timeline.  You'll quickly realize how well-positioned you are for success, and how positive the relationship you have with your progress is.

May 23, 2019
Say "Yes" to Open, "No" to Focus with Ben Bradbury

When is the right time to say yes, and when is the right time to say no?  It depends on what you're trying to accomplish!

May 22, 2019
Making Money Vs Earning Money

Making money is a one way street - you get paid for something. Earning money is more fair - you are compensated for the value you provided.

May 21, 2019
Control the Decisive Moments of your Day

The quality of your day often comes down to how you handle the decisive moments.  Set yourself up for success by consistently doing the right thing in those times!

May 20, 2019
Weekly Recap 5/13 - 5/17

Accountability, positivity, and a good morning routine.  What else could you possibly need?

May 18, 2019
The Importance of a Morning Routine with Robin Sharma

Listen to Robin Sharma's 20/20/20 rule for high-performers!

May 17, 2019
"Take it day by day. Don't stress too much about tomorrow."

The only thing we can control is the present moment.  With positivity and optimism, we can make that moment better, which will impact our tomorrows.

May 16, 2019
3 Tips to Starting Your Diet Plan with Gina B

A true diet plan doesn't have quick fixes or easy tips - it requires a foundation of why you want to lose weight, planning for your triggers, an arsenal of behavior patterning techniques.

May 15, 2019
Create Lists with Post-It Notes

Organize your thoughts in a visual way with post-it notes.  It helps you keep everything organized and easily return to your thoughts when it's the right time!

May 14, 2019
Join an Accountability Group

External accountability is a powerful motivator.  Join our Self Improvement Accountability Group clicking the link in our IG bio, sending an email to, or loading this link - 

Let's get to it!

May 13, 2019
A Recap of May 6th to May 10th

Which tip was your favorite this week?

May 11, 2019
Earl Nightingale and Psychological Control

A timeless quote from Mr. Nightingale - "Your mind is like soil, it will produce what you put in it."

May 10, 2019
"Stop focusing on what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain."

Which mentality will you take - Playing not to lose, or playing to win?

May 09, 2019
Should You Care What Others Think About You?

An age old question - which one sets you up to have a more fulfilled life?  Listen to both sides of the argument!

May 08, 2019
Online Co-working on Focusmate

Need help to quit procrastinating and get motivated to work on something?  Try online accountability with Focusmate!

May 07, 2019
"Why Not Me? Why Not Now?"

A tip inspired by a reflection from Kim Kaupe, after participating as a judge in Miss USA!

May 06, 2019
Recap 4/29 - 5/3

Take the weekend to do something you enjoy and reflect on what you love to do!

May 04, 2019
Story Time: Trust Your Gut

I learned a valuable lesson last weekend - let me tell you the story!

May 03, 2019
“Smile, forgive, forget, and keep moving on.”

Thursday positivity - Control your perception and spend your time and energy in the right places to foster positivity in your life.

May 02, 2019
"Don't Cling To A Mistake Just Because You Spent A Long Time Making It"

Make the decision that is right in the moment!

May 01, 2019
Believe In Yourself

The first step to accomplishing anything is believing you can!  If you're a Latino entrepreneur, believe in your ability to accelerate your impact and apply for Brian Rashid's Uniendo Las Americas (

Apr 30, 2019
If You Want Something, Ask For It

If you communicate your needs and wants, then you are much more likely to receive them.

Apr 29, 2019
Recapping Tips 4/22 - 4/26

Hope you had a killer week!

Apr 27, 2019
Pick A Hurdle You Can Leap


First off - today marks one year since Self Improvement Daily started. We are far from finished!

Pick a hurdle you can leap and quit setting yourself up for failure. Use smaller and manageable tasks to train your way to that thing you want to overcome.

Apr 26, 2019
"Your mind is a powerful thing. When you start to fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change."

It's all about perspective.  Let your brain rationalize the positivity you feed it, and it will manifest in everything.

Apr 25, 2019
Inducing Pattern Disrupts

Stepping out of your routine in a subtle way is a great opportunity for growth, and learning how to refocus when distractions arise.

Apr 24, 2019
Look At Your Phone With It Straight In Front Of You

Improve your posture by choosing to hold your phone in front of you face. As often as we are on our phones these days, this is a great opportunity!

Apr 23, 2019
Not Everyone Needs To Like You

Holding yourself to a certain standard is one thing, accommodating your standards to meet someone else's is another.  Make time for the people in your life who deserve it.  It doesn't have to be everyone!

Apr 22, 2019
Week Recap of 4/15 - 4/19

What did you learn this week? Share it with a friend!

Apr 20, 2019
Look Internally Featuring Mel Robbins

You have what it takes to overcome any obstacle inside of you.  Don't rely on external distractions, address the core of the issue internally.

Apr 19, 2019
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

Set yourself up for long term fulfillment by minimizing regret. 

Apr 18, 2019
Building a Network Inspired by Keith Ferrazzi

"Never Eat Alone" - A great tip from a timeless book about building out your network.

Apr 17, 2019
Acknowledging You Need Help with Brittany Burgunder

The first step to making a major change in your life is knowing you have a problem. 

Apr 16, 2019
How to Test Your Limits - Inspired by “Free Solo”

Pushing the boundary is a tradeoff between danger and reward.  How do you quantify it?

Apr 15, 2019
This Week In Review - 4/8-4/12

A summary of the main points from this week's tips!

Apr 13, 2019
A Hack To Starting Your Action Plan

What if I told you there is a psychological trick to getting started? Listen to find out!

Apr 12, 2019
“I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.”

With a progress comes a positive outlook that you are taking steps forward!

Apr 11, 2019
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Who deserves recognition - your team, your colleague, or yourself?

Apr 10, 2019
Rise and Shine!

Greet each morning with a smile and energy!

Apr 09, 2019
A Walk Through My Goal Sheet

Get clear on how your daily activity maps out to your larger goals!

Apr 08, 2019
This Week in Review 4/1 - 4/5

Have a great weekend!

Apr 06, 2019

There's no replacement for repetition and rehearsal!

Apr 05, 2019
Choose Positivity - What's the Alternative?

It's a binary choice!

Apr 04, 2019
Why Say Bless You?

Originating as a medieval habit, this expression has a larger meaning than you may have thought!

Apr 03, 2019
Keep Learning

Lifelong learners will continue finding new frontiers!

Apr 02, 2019
Courage Beats Condition with Morgan Freeman

Some inspiration from a living legend!

Apr 01, 2019
A Recap of This Week’s Tips: March 25-29th

Hope you had a great week!

Mar 30, 2019
Don't Overwork Yourself with Leslie Samuel

Self-awareness is key in understanding the best work-life balance for you.

Mar 29, 2019
“If you want light to come into your life, then you need to stand where it’s shining.”

Choose to nurture yourself with positivity!

Mar 28, 2019
Send Love

A lesson learned from my mother!

Mar 27, 2019
Have bad ideas

Did you know that 70% of good ideas come immediately after a bad idea?

Mar 26, 2019
The Four Stages of Learning

They are unconscious incompetent, conscious incompetent, conscious competent, and unconscious competent. Listen to learn more about it!

Mar 25, 2019
Weekend Recap March 23rd

Enjoy your weekend!

Mar 23, 2019
No Excuses with Barack Obama

That chips might be stacked against you, but it's unacceptable to use that as an excuse.

Mar 22, 2019
"Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you, if you're young at heart."

A classy line from a Frank Sinatra classic!

Mar 21, 2019
See Things Through with David Meltzer

Go the full mile, and do that last 1%, because not everyone does.

Mar 20, 2019
A "Remember To Do This" Technique

Cross your fingers to remember something. And listen to find out why!

Mar 19, 2019
Will Power Workouts

Will power is like a muscle. It can be grown with time!

Mar 18, 2019
Weekend Recap March 16th

Have a great one!

Mar 16, 2019
Organize Your Laptop Desktop

Your desktop is your virtual workspace. Take care of it!

Mar 15, 2019
"Good things are coming. Can you feel it?"

Just sit back and watch them play out!

Mar 14, 2019
Goal Advice - A Case Study

How did we get Zach to start waking up earlier? We addressed the core issue - Don't snooze!

Mar 13, 2019
Go Out of Your Way

Find moments to think of others, and do something to help them out!

Mar 12, 2019
Accept Feedback

Take criticism as constructive feedback, no matter who the source or what's the cause.

Mar 11, 2019
Weekend Recap March 9th

Enjoy your weekend!

Mar 09, 2019
Subtracting Vs Adding

What's better - less of something bad, or more of something good?

Mar 08, 2019
“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

Find your gift, then apply it to be impactful!

Mar 07, 2019
Do Not Change Your Nature

As explained in this very meaningful story. Have a listen!

Mar 06, 2019
Things That Happen To You Vs. Things That Happen For You

How do events play out in your life - are you a byproduct of those events, or are they necessary steps on your path?

Mar 05, 2019
Use Data to Uncover Deficiencies with Dr. Phil Wagner

Data is the truest feedback you can receive.  Embrace it to make a change.

Mar 04, 2019
Swish's Six Ethics of Life

Something thoughtful for a Friday! Where do you stand on these spectrums?

Mar 01, 2019
"Don't stop dreaming just because you had a nightmare."

Don't let a few setbacks get you down. Keep your vision alive with a belief that the best is yet to come!

Feb 28, 2019
Do What You Would Do For Free with Daymond John

Passion and genuine interest will take you farther than anything else ever could. Embrace it and dedicate your life to doing something you love!

Feb 27, 2019
The Theory Behind Eliminating "Um" in Speech

The word "um" is a filler.  Usually fillers are used to communicate that you want to continue speaking, implying that you shouldn't be interrupted.  But fillers do a lot of other things to your communication too...

Feb 26, 2019
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago."

Sure, it would be great if we could reap the benefits of our hard work immediately. But that's not how it works, or how it's supposed to work!

Feb 25, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 23rd

Have a killer weekend!

Feb 23, 2019
Own Misunderstandings

If there is a lapse in communication, take responsibility for it. It will help immensely down the road!

Feb 22, 2019
“Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.”

Be independent in how you evaluate your own success and your life will find more positivity.

Feb 21, 2019
Test and Experiment

In order to find that right level / homeostasis, we need to figure out exactly where that is.  Do it by testing!

Feb 20, 2019
Divine Discomfort Feat. The Greatness Foundation's Mike Sherbakov

If something feels off, get to the root of it.  We need to relearn to trust our instincts!

Feb 19, 2019
Write and Revisit

This is a great technique for dealing with problems / concerns in an unemotional state.

Feb 18, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 16th


Feb 16, 2019
Make an Effort

You can be a part of important things when you prioritize them in your life.  Make an effort!

Feb 15, 2019
Valentine's Day Love

It's a day to love everyone!

Feb 14, 2019
A Lesson from Finding Nemo - "Just Keep Swimming"

No matter how daunting the road is ahead, put your head down and continue forward progress.  This tip is inspired by Ellen Degeneres.

Feb 13, 2019
Return Your Shopping Cart

Think of your grocery store habits - what do you do?

Feb 12, 2019
"It's not about being right, it's about getting it right" with Alex Pirouz

Make the decision that is best for the group, and admit fault when necessary.

Feb 11, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 9th

Enjoy the weekend!

Feb 09, 2019
Tell Your Story

We each have a unique story to tell.  Don't hold back!

Feb 08, 2019
"Every day is a fresh start, start the day with an open heart."

A fresh start is the clean slate we need to build a great day.

Feb 07, 2019
3 Follow Up Tips with Sales Coach Chris Hatfield

Summarize. Connect. Action. Skills that will help you in any relationship!

Feb 06, 2019
Set Out Your Workout Clothes

Ever have a tough time getting yourself to get that workout done in the morning? Try this!

Feb 05, 2019
Avoid "I Will 'X' When 'Y' "

Sometimes our internal dialogue rules us out from the onset.  Be smart about your goal setting and motivation!

Feb 04, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 2nd

Have a good weekend!

Feb 02, 2019
Expect the Best in Your Life with Alexi Panos

The energy you put out attracts the energy that affects you.  Why not expect the best?

Feb 01, 2019
"In the middle of a busy life, take some time to be a kid again."

Today's positivity quote is more fun-loving, and came from my fortune cookie!

Jan 31, 2019
Bad Day or Just 30 Bad Minutes?

Don't let something ruin your day that isn't worthy.  Be honest with yourself about the reality of what the negatives actually mean in your life.

Jan 30, 2019
The Real Meaning of "No" with David Meltzer

"No" is not the end - it is the next step to the "yes" you are looking for.

Jan 29, 2019
"How we spend our days is how we spend our lives."

Our life is made up of many small moments.  We need to prioritize ourselves and our happiness on a daily basis.

Jan 28, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 26


Jan 26, 2019
Balanced Living Mindset with @Excellence.Addiction Founder Mark Lynch

There's no formula to life - everyone needs to find their own balance!

Jan 25, 2019
"Always end the day with a positive thought."

Painting our day with positivity gives us hope that the next day will be incredible!

Jan 24, 2019
Start With Talent, Finish With Skill

Innate talent is just potential.  Turning it into a skill is actionable.

Jan 23, 2019
Learn From Your Mistakes with Jeremy Ryan Slate

It's not about how perfect things are when you do them the first time, it's about how quickly you can correct those imperfections into a better form.

Jan 22, 2019
Stand Up For What You Believe In

Let's remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today, and the legacy he left behind that reminds us to stand up for ourselves.

Jan 21, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 19

Have a good weekend!

Jan 19, 2019
Avoid Distractions By Turning Off IPhone "Raise To Wake" Setting

How distracted are you by your phone? Try this trick to gain more control over the technology!

Jan 18, 2019
“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come"

Thursday positivity coming at ya!  Believe that the work you put in today is preparing yourself for the fruits of tomorrow.

Jan 17, 2019
Why Not Us?

In anything where there is a winner, there is a story behind how that person got there.  Why can't that person be you? Well guess what... it can!

Jan 16, 2019
"New Year, New Me" No More with Kim Kaupe

Sure, the New Year could serve as a nice reminder to focus up on our goals, but it should not negate all of the progress we've made the rest of our lives!

Jan 15, 2019
Be Aware of your Behavior After Making a Commitment

As explained in the book "Influence" by Dr. Robert Cialdini, we have a natural tendency to prefer consistency in our behavior.  Listen to hear more about it!

Jan 14, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 12

Have a great weekend!

Jan 12, 2019
Dealing with Dread from Alchemy for Life Founder Mark Bradford

How do you respond to situations that you dread?  Have a longer listen about it today, and be sure to get to the end to hear about an exclusive opportunity!

Jan 11, 2019
"Turn your wounds into wisdom."

Hardships we experience may leave scars, but scars remind us of the way we grew.  

Jan 10, 2019
Appropriate Mimicry

Sometimes it's not only okay to copy someone, but it might be a good idea!  Mimicry builds rapport through similarity.

Jan 09, 2019
Use Technology Correctly with Dan Schawbel

Phone and technology usage is a problem because we are using it in place of authentic social interaction, rather than as a tool to create opportunities for authentic social interaction.  Tip presented by "Back to Human" author Dan Schawbel.

Jan 08, 2019
2% Mindset

Are you in the 2%?

Jan 07, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 5

Monday - Try Something New Just Because

Tuesday - Grateful for 2018

Wednesday - Success Requires Sleep with Arianna Huffington

Thursday - "2019. Just believe that good things are on their way."

Friday - Take Ownership

Jan 05, 2019
Take Ownership

There's only one person that can get you to do something, and that person is you!

Jan 04, 2019
"2019. Just believe that good things are on their way."

New year means it's time to take control of your future!  And it starts with your expectation for the year :)

Jan 03, 2019
Success Requires Sleep with Arianna Huffington

Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington managed to level up her productivity when she made one easy change - she got more sleep!

Jan 02, 2019
Grateful for 2018

Before we kiss 2018 goodbye let's think about how it helped make us who we are!

Jan 01, 2019
Do Something New Just Because

Disrupt your normal routine by adding something totally different!

Dec 31, 2018
Weekend Recap 12/29

Have a great end to 2018!

Dec 29, 2018
Anchoring Habits

Do you want to create a new habit? Try using a different habit as a trigger!

Dec 28, 2018
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

Control the controllables and don't let others manipulate your perceptions.

Dec 27, 2018
The Morning Routine of Tony Robbins

Learn how one of the best gets his day started!

Dec 26, 2018
Holiday Season Introspection

What does the Holiday Season mean to you?

Dec 25, 2018
Choose Core Principles

What are the tenets that you live by?

Dec 24, 2018
Recap 12/21

Have a great weekend!

Dec 22, 2018
End of Year Planning with YearCompass

It's almost the New Year - time to reflect on your last 365 days and prepare for the next.  A great tool to use for that is called YearCompass.

Dec 21, 2018
"Be like a flower, survive the rain but use it to grow."
When adversity and challenge presents itself, weather its effects and let it be fuel for your growth.
Dec 20, 2018
Turn "Go" Into "Let's Go"
As a leader, you can place yourself by your team's side by using "we speak". Give it a try and see how your team responds.
Dec 19, 2018
Acknowledge Multiple Interpretations
Have an open mind to other viewpoints. Just because you see something one way doesn't mean it can't be seen another.
Dec 18, 2018
Monday Messaging with Superfan Company CEO Kim Kaupe
Shake of the week day blues by changing your internal thought patterns!
Dec 17, 2018
Recap 12/15
See you next week!
Dec 15, 2018
90 Day Rule with CEO Luke Nesler
If you want to make something happen, set a goal and an action plan for that goal, then go head down and execute for 90 days.
Dec 14, 2018
"The past is in your head. The future is in your hands."
We can't change the past, but we can create our future!
Dec 13, 2018
Order Without Looking at the Menu
Practice your public speaking and make eye contact by giving your server the attention they deserve.
Dec 12, 2018
Work Life Integration with Paul Carrick Brunson
It's not about work-life balance anymore. We can't expect to completely separate the two... now it's about work life integration!
Dec 11, 2018
Build Systems
Take the time to create a framework that you can use often. It will make you more efficient with your energy and time.
Dec 10, 2018
Recap 12/8
See you next week!
Dec 08, 2018
Check Your Bank Account
Featuring Irene Whalen, we talk about financial responsibility and how to be accountable to keeping your budget.
Dec 07, 2018
"Give thanks for a little and receive a lot"
Small moments of appreciation can have large effects!
Dec 06, 2018
Keep Others in the Loop with Bradley Tusk
As a leader, one thing you can do to earn the respect of your team is to keep them in the loop. Whether or not you use their feedback, they feel validated if they know their voice is heard.
Dec 05, 2018
Brush Your Teeth with the Opposite Hand
It doesn't sound real but hear it out - at the very least you'll have a new way of thinking!
Dec 04, 2018
Moral Licensing with Best-Selling Author Nir Eyal
This is a very interesting concept and brand new to me. In this tip Stanford MBA Nir Eyal explains how moral licensing affects our behavior, and how we can overcome it.
Dec 03, 2018
Recap 12/1
Have a great weekend!
Dec 01, 2018
How to Stop Going Toward Pleasure and Instead Go Toward Happiness with Lucia Giovannini
The brilliant Italian reminds us to look beyond immediate pleasure and make decisions that bring us longterm happiness.
Nov 30, 2018
"Choose to be an Optimist" with Simon Sinek
Thursday positivity this time coming from the renowned Simon Sinek. In this tip he articulates how the way we view our circumstances is our choice, and optimism wins.
Nov 29, 2018
Do Something For Yourself
Take care of yourself at all costs, and that means taking time off to do the things you need to do for your overall well-being.
Nov 28, 2018
Find Your Blind Spots
We all have our weaknesses, it's best to identify them so you can overcome them.
Nov 27, 2018
Patience with Kim Kaupe
Be patient! And here is why...
Nov 26, 2018
Recap 11/24
Monday - "I don't have time" vs. "it's not a priority" Tuesday - How to Win with Gary Vee Wednesday - Overcome Activation Energy Thursday - Genuine Gratitude on Thanksgiving Friday - How to Admit when we are Wrong
Nov 24, 2018
How to Admit When We Are Wrong
Admitting fault contradicts our evolutionary biology, but plays an important role in modern relationships and social circumstances.
Nov 23, 2018
Genuine Gratitude on Thanksgiving
When you are prompted to share what you are thankful for this year, choose something that is personal and has meaning.
Nov 22, 2018
Full Interview with CEO/VC Bradley Tusk
Trying out a new format but just as action packed - check out this full length interview with Bradley Tusk, and what he shares about his new book "The Fixer: Saving Startups from Death by Politics", as well as his personal maintenance techniques and general impressions.
Nov 21, 2018
Overcome Activation Energy
Just like an endothermic chemical reaction, we as humans need to inject a bit of energy to overcome inertia and get moving.
Nov 21, 2018
How to Win With Gary Vee
Something I really respect about Gary is he always puts things into perspective. Sometimes we get wrapped up in winning in the short term, neglecting what winning means in the longterm.
Nov 20, 2018
"I don't have time" vs "It's not a priority"
A simple mentality shift will help you take control of your priorities and to-do's.
Nov 19, 2018
Talent vs Hard Work feat. Venture Capitalist Bradley Tusk
Today people aren't looking to hire talent and credentials. There is a movement to hire people who demonstrate gritty qualities that are more indicative of success.
Nov 16, 2018
"Karma - think good thoughts, say nice things, do good for others. Everything comes back."
It's not too hard to go out of your way to give the best version of yourself to others. And you'll be surprised how quickly those good intentions return.
Nov 15, 2018
Give Honest Feedback
Inspired by the Asch experiment, speak your mind and give honest feedback.
Nov 14, 2018
Healthy Jealousy with Mel Robbins
If you're like me then you have a negative impression of jealousy. However, jealousy is not envy - it reflects insecurities within yourself that you can correct!
Nov 13, 2018
Write a Handwritten Note
Sometimes there is just no replacement for doing things the old-fashioned way. The effort and thought put into a handwritten note can go a long way.
Nov 12, 2018
Recap 11/10
Monday - Eliminate Self Doubt Tuesday - Don't Judge a Book by its Cover Wednesday - Check Yourself Thursday - "I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself." Friday - Scream!
Nov 10, 2018
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just release that pent up energy!
Nov 09, 2018
"I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself."
Positivity and personal development all wrapped into one! Know that everything that happens to you is part of the larger picture to becoming a better you.
Nov 08, 2018
Check Yourself with Bradley Tusk
Take a moment to assess your current state and mode of operation. Use this time as a personal audit to evaluate your processes and determine if they reflect the person you want to be.
Nov 07, 2018
Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
Quick judgments are superficial. Get to know someone by learning what they are about at their core, not just how they appear to be.
Nov 06, 2018
Eliminate Self Doubt with Charlie Houpert
Listen to the 5 techniques the "Charisma on Command" founder gives to eliminate self-doubt: Exercise, find the lesson, filter negative comments, embodiment, and finding your why.
Nov 05, 2018
Recap 11/3
Enjoy the recap and have a great weekend!
Nov 03, 2018
Craft an Elevator Pitch
How do you introduce yourself if you are only given 2 sentences? Make an impression by having an organized elevator pitch.
Nov 02, 2018
"Life is a gift. Wake up every day and realize that."
Each of our lives are the result of the smallest of probabilities. Take nothing for granted, have appreciation, and know that you have already won!
Nov 01, 2018
Play To Win
Just because you are close to achieving something doesn't mean you should think about it differently. Approach challenges with a winner's mentality!
Oct 31, 2018
Don't Be Passive Aggressive
Communicate in a constructive way - don't be passive aggressive.
Oct 30, 2018
Confident Speaking with Paul Carrick Brunson
Listen to expert public speaker Paul Carrick Brunson share his 5 tips to confident public speaking!
Oct 29, 2018
Recap 10/27
Monday - Custom Alarm Clock Tuesday - Instill Mentality with Howard Schultz Wednesday - Optimal Tension Thursday - "Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path." Friday - Accepting and Welcoming Change with Lucia Giovannini
Oct 27, 2018
Accepting and Welcoming Change with Lucia Giovannini
Change is eternally around us. We never see or experience the same thing twice. Instead of fearing change, embrace it, as there is no alternative to it.
Oct 26, 2018
“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”
When your life is swept away like a storm, instead of worrying about how you are going to restore everything back to how it was, rebuild it into the way you wanted it in the first place.
Oct 25, 2018
Know Your Optimal Tension
People prefer things that are neither too novel nor too familiar. You can choose to behave in a way that caters to that expectation.
Oct 24, 2018
Instill Mentality with Howard Schultz
The culture of any good company starts at the top. Listen to founder of Starbucks Howard Schultz's philosophy on team building.
Oct 23, 2018
Create a Custom Alarm Clock
How do you wake up each morning? Avoid the snooze button with a custom alarm clock. Figure out what motivates you to get out of bed and use it to your advantage.
Oct 22, 2018
Recap 10/20
Monday - Have Self Control Tuesday - Create Your Own reality with Gerard Adams Wednesday - Daily News Source Thursday - "A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances." Friday - Talk About Others First
Oct 20, 2018
Talk About Others First
Address other people before you address yourself in conversation - it makes them feel like the center of attention, and they will be more likely reciprocate and invest in their relationship with you.
Oct 19, 2018
"A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances."
Use a positive lens and to be critical of negativity and frame your life in a more beneficial way.
Oct 18, 2018
Daily News Source
A great way to stay informed on the happenings around you is to consistently tune into a news briefing. Listen to a few suggestions to get you started!
Oct 17, 2018
Create Your Own Reality Feat. Gerard Adams
Reaching your goals starts within your mind. Have a vision for how you want things to be and then go out and create it. It's the law of attraction.
Oct 16, 2018
Have Self Control
Using the infamous marshmallow experiment by Walter Mischel, here we learn that having self-control at a young age can lead to future success!
Oct 15, 2018
Recap 10/13
Have a great weekend!
Oct 13, 2018
Seek Excellence, Not Perfection Feat. Tiger Woods
Perfection is impossible, especially given man's innate flaws. In order to strive for something tangible, we need to work toward excellence, not perfection.
Oct 12, 2018
"Stay patient and trust your journey."
Another positivity quote - this one is a reminder that the little things add up, and seeing daily challenges in a positive way enables that growth.
Oct 11, 2018
"Influence. The Psychology of Persuasion"
Breaking down the 6 pillars of persuasion today so we can all be more aware of it in our day - Reciprocity, Commitment and Consistency, Social Proof, Liking, Authority, and Scarcity.
Oct 10, 2018
Share Value Feat. Joel Brown
What good is knowledge if you can't share it? Sharing value not only is a great way to make an impact, but it is a great personal branding technique, which is a growing requirement in professional settings.
Oct 09, 2018
Use Screen Time Feature
I might be late to the party, but I just started using the Screen Time feature in my iPhone. Essentially, it gives me specific mobile usage data that I will use to better manage my time spend on my phone. Have you given it a try?
Oct 08, 2018
Weekly Recap
This past week in review!
Oct 06, 2018
Be A Comeback Story
We all hit lows, and that's a part of life. But how do you respond? Have a mentality that let's you overcome life's obstacles.
Oct 05, 2018
"I think I'll just be happy."
Happiness is a choice, and so is positivity. Choose to just be happy today and every day.
Oct 04, 2018
Utilize Your Own Foundation with Ryan Robinson
Thinking about starting a business? Well doesn't it make more sense to pick something that you know and are passionate about? Ryan Robinson, the founder of explains how we can use our own experience and efforts to make things happen!
Oct 03, 2018
Sit Side By Side When Problem Solving
Do you ever feel like you need to defend your position when trying to make a decision? Try sitting next to the person you are working with instead of across from them. This helps mitigate the confrontation in the situation, because concerns and criticism are no longer directed at the other person.
Oct 02, 2018
If You Want Something, Ask For It
This tip comes as something I personally had to work on a lot. Although asking for something might disrupt the peace and create confrontation on some settings, it is important to be able to stick up for yourself and get what you want.
Oct 01, 2018
Recap 9/29
Monday - Spread Kindness with Drake Tuesday - Quit Hiding your Body Wednesday - Have Something to Chase Thursday - "I am too busy loving the people who love me.” Friday - Turn Nervousness Into Excitement
Sep 29, 2018
Turn Nervousness Into Excitement
Did you know that the two emotions of nervousness and excitement induce identical physiological responses. Prime your brain to choose excitement through self-talk.
Sep 28, 2018
"I'm too busy loving the people that love me."
The full quote - "I don't have time to worry about who doesn't like me, I'm too busy loving the people that love me." You just got to love yours!
Sep 27, 2018
Have Something to Chase with Matthew McConaughey
It is more motivating to follow in the path of something or someone than to long for it alone. This point is best illustrated in Matthew McConaughey's Oscar acceptance speech, and how chasing his hero helped get him to the top.
Sep 26, 2018
Quit Hiding Behind Your Body
You'll notice this from now on - it is human nature to exhibit a defense mechanism that involves protecting vulnerable areas, essentially hiding your body from that. This communicates certain things to others that indicate a lack of comfortability and confidence, and if you can rework your posture, you will be perceived in a different way.
Sep 25, 2018
Spread Kindness (Inspired by Drake)
It takes very little effort to treat someone well. Inspired by Drake and the contributions he made while filming the music video "God's Plan", I encourage all of us to take part in our own Kindness Challenge.
Sep 24, 2018
Weekend Recap 9/22
Monday - Have a Mentor Tuesday - Sales with Mark Cuban Wednesday - 50/10 Productivity Thursday - Positivity Quote Friday - Play your Role with Kobe Bryant
Sep 22, 2018
Play Your Role Feat. Kobe Bryant
As contributors to this world we all find ourselves on different teams. It is best that we work well within these teams, and each team relies on each individual to play their own role. Even Kobe Bryant knows that his role is just one piece in the team's overall dynamic.
Sep 21, 2018
"Believe that something wonderful is about to happen right now."
Life is spontaneous, but doesn't that make it fun? The moment you are in right now just might be the moment that changes your life forever. Embrace it!
Sep 20, 2018
50/10 Work Rest Ratio
I am going to give this productivity tip a try and I encourage you to do the same - dedicate 50 minutes to undistracted, laser-focused work, then take 10 minutes to tend to all of the things that came up all at once.
Sep 19, 2018
Sales with Mark Cuban
Coming from the expert salesman himself, Mark Cuban shares about the most important part of sales - believing in your product.
Sep 18, 2018
Have a Mentor
I can't express how great mentorship is for so many people. It helps provide guidance in a macro / big picture way, as well as advice in technical specialties.
Sep 17, 2018
Recap 9/15
Monday - Don't Take Shortcuts Tuesday - Change Your Password to a Positive Affirmation Wednesday - Respect History Thursday - "The best view comes after the hardest climb." Friday - Don't Feel Bad for Yourself
Sep 15, 2018
Don't Feel Bad for Yourself
Actually, it IS okay to feel bad for yourself. Just limit those emotions to a 10 minute period, and make a plan to take action!
Sep 14, 2018
"The best view comes after the hardest climb."
This one is personal to me but carries a great message. Having positivity in the moment will help you appreciate the things you have accomplished when it is all said and done.
Sep 13, 2018
Respect History
Knowing and respecting history is a necessary component to appreciating your life. History provides perspective, and thinking about all of the people that sacrificed to give you the opportunities you have today, is a really humbling feeling. Pay respects to the things that got you where you are and gain some perspective.
Sep 12, 2018
Change Password to a Postive Affirmation
Fill your days with opportunities for development that work for you. One simple thing you can do right now is change your password. By incorporating an important or concept in your password, you are forced to repeat that affirmation throughout the day, where it can sit actively in your subconscience for longer.
Sep 11, 2018
Don't Take Shortcuts
Go about getting things the right way. This means being deliberate in your work, and refusing to take shortcuts. You will reap benefits from this in 3 key ways - your mentality, quality, and efficiency.
Sep 10, 2018
Recap 9/8
Monday - Labor Day Work Hard Tuesday - Regret Minimization Framework Wednesday - Play the Long Game Thursday - "Worrying makes you suffer twice." Friday - Make a To Be List
Sep 08, 2018
To Be List
Instead of making a To-Do list, make a To Be list. Figure out the person you want to be, and reverse engineer the steps you need to take to become that person. It is about doing those things today that bring you closer to who you want to be tomorrow.
Sep 07, 2018
"Worrying makes you suffer twice."
Sharing another dose of positivity, this time referencing worrying. By choosing positivity, you can counteract the cascade of negative effects that come with worrying and stress, and set yourself up to overcome the challenges rather than fall to them.
Sep 06, 2018
Play the Long Game
Although it might not always feel like there is a tangible product of your efforts, have faith in the journey, know that everything adds up, and believe you will reap the benefits one day. THAT is playing the long game.
Sep 05, 2018
Regret Minimization Framework
Jeff Bezos learned very early in his career and work with Amazon how we wanted to make big decisions. Calling it his "Regret Minimization Framework", he talks about how at the end of the day we are going to regret the things we didn't do, rather than the things we failed at.
Sep 04, 2018
Labor Day - Work Hard
In practice of Labor Day, I wanted to share a quick message about the real spirit of labor - Hard work. When working hard, it's not just the amount of hours you put in, but the quality of those hours as well.
Sep 03, 2018
Recap 9/1
Monday - Productivity in Writing Tuesday - Fight for a Larger Cause: A Tribute to John McCain Wednesday - Speech Tics Thursday - "Create the life you can't wait to wake up to." Friday - Build Morning Momentum
Sep 01, 2018
Build Morning Momentum
Set the tone for your day first thing in the morning. That energy will translate into productivity throughout the day. What do you do to get your day going?
Aug 31, 2018
"Create the life you can't wait to wake up to."
A dose of positivity today - understand that you have the choice to create your own world, so might as well choose one that enriches your life with positivity!
Aug 30, 2018
Speech Tics
Oooh. Ahhh. Ummm. All of us have speech tics, but it is possible to remove them from your repertoire! Kim Kaupe suggests recording yourself to identify your speech tics and bring them into your awareness.
Aug 29, 2018
Fight for a Larger Cause - A Tribute to John McCain
A lesson from the late John McCain - "Nothing in life is more liberating than fighting for a cause larger than yourself.” If you aren't in a position to dedicate your life to a larger cause, you can still aid in the fight by making decisions that contribute to the cause in a more simple way.
Aug 28, 2018
Productivity and Writing with Seth Godin
Hear from Seth Godin about how he discovers inspiration and finds ways to produce quality written content.
Aug 27, 2018
Recap 8/25
Monday - Beat Procrastination Tuesday - Skills Developed Traveling Abroad Wednesday - Setting Boundaries Thursday - Double Check Your Work Friday - Personal Development Mentality
Aug 25, 2018
Personal Development Mentality
All of the resources, tips, and tricks are futile if you don't take action. There's a reason it is called PERSONAL development, it is something you must do on your own.
Aug 24, 2018
Check Your Work
One of the first things we learn in school yet something we don't retain. Even though checking your work seems like a lot of added work, it will actually save you time in the end,
Aug 23, 2018
Setting Boundaries with Oprah
In order to set boundaries, you need to first think for yourself and what you want. The best way to do this is to set your boundaries in an unemotional state that accurately reflects your desires.
Aug 22, 2018
Skills Developed When Traveling Alone
Reflecting on an article I wrote that was published by Addicted2Success Magazine, I realized the concepts had applications everyday. The 5 skills I learned while abroad - Build relationships from nothing, gain self-awareness, take ownership of poor results, independent problem solving, and trust your instincts.
Aug 21, 2018
Beat Procrastination
Mel Robbins describes a simple 3 step process to overcoming procrastination-related behaviors. First is to forgive yourself, second is to look from the outside in, and third is to engage in a starting ritual that helps you take action.
Aug 20, 2018
Recap 8/18
Monday - Help Out Tuesday - "Did I Explain That Well?" Wednesday - SMART Goals Thursday - Lesson from Jim Carrey Friday - 51/49 Principle
Aug 18, 2018
51/49 Principle
Give more than you take - Give 51%, receive 49%. It will do wonders in your relationships and the way you view yourself. It is the Gary Vaynerchuk way!
Aug 17, 2018
A Lesson from Jim Carrey
Love this clip from Jim Carrey, who shares his take on fear, life choices, and doing what you love.
Aug 16, 2018
Set goals that are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. By doing so, you will be set up for success in whatever you choose to do!
Aug 15, 2018
A Sales Technique - "Did I Explain That Well?"
In sales training, I was taught this communication technique to be more effective when clarifying a point. By placing the potential for misunderstanding on yourself, you give your client more opportunities to be honest about their decision making process. Listen to find out why!
Aug 14, 2018
Help Out with Kim Kaupe
What is the quickest way to the top of any company? Help out! Stay late, volunteer for tedious tasks, and be the extra hands on a project. The gesture will not go unnoticed.
Aug 13, 2018
Recap 8/11
This weekend's recap!
Aug 11, 2018
Create a Vision Board
Having trouble being organized with your creative process? Try creating a vision board. Get all of your ideas out in front of you so that you can create associations and focus your energy on the task at hand.
Aug 10, 2018
Be a Cheerleader
Inspired by Mel Robbins, this tip is about taking time to support others. By being their biggest fan, their support will be reciprocated and the quality of your life will improve in all areas.
Aug 09, 2018
Move Fast
Don't hesitate and act! The longer we wait, the more we rationalize our urges and reject the idea of doing something new. This is because or brains are hardwired to avoid uncertainty. Move fast and beat it!
Aug 08, 2018
The Eisenhower Matrix
The Eisenhower Matrix is a decision making matrix built around two things - how urgent something is, and how important it is. If it is urgent and important, do it now. If it is urgent but not important, delegate it. If it is not urgent but important, schedule a time to do it. And if it is neither important nor urgent, eliminate it!
Aug 06, 2018
Stop Saying "What If"
The expression "What If" is filled with doubt. Why demote yourself to that? Instead, replace "What If" with "So What" and see how your approach changes when making decisions and considering options.
Aug 06, 2018
Recap 8/4
Listen to this week's recap! Monday - Gratitude Tuesday - Do the New Wednesday - Keep Your Goals Private Thursday - Giving Benefit of the Doubt Friday - Priming
Aug 04, 2018
Priming is when factors in your environment create a disposition to think a certain way that usually occurs outside of conscious control. Use the power of priming to change your mentality to a point where that association is natural.
Aug 03, 2018
Give Benefit of the Doubt
This is a life choice - instead of seeing fault in other people, decide to assume the best of intentions in everyone around you. You'll be surprised how the way you perceive your own life transforms.
Aug 02, 2018
Keep Your Goals Private with Matt Sheldon
This one goes against the grain for a lot of people but it is important to hear. As great as accountability is when setting goals, telling everyone about your goals could be doing more harm than good. Listen to hear why!
Aug 01, 2018
Do the New
This topic comes from a popular TedTalk. Doing something new, and out of our normal routine, wakes up our brain from autopilot and helps us process and appreciate the time that we are spending. Do something out of your way today!
Jul 31, 2018
This one is kind of a buzzword these days, but it's real! Practicing gratitude brings many positive effects to your life, and it is very easy to do. What are you thankful for?
Jul 30, 2018
Recap 7/28
Did you miss a tip? Monday - Approach Avoidance Behavior with Erik Eklund Tuesday - Curiosity Marketing with Chalene Johnson Wednesday - Go First Thursday - Don't Devalue Yourself with Jay Shetty Friday - Park in the Back
Jul 28, 2018
Park in the Back
Looking to incorporate a little more exercise into your day? Make the conscious decision to park in the back of a parking lot and walk to your destination. Small workouts throughout the day serve an important function in your metabolism and body's maintenance. Give it a try and not how you feel!
Jul 27, 2018
Don't Devalue Yourself
Life is very competitive, and sometimes it is impossible to compare yourself to those around you. Just know that anytime something happens, it is adding to you and what you offer, and never subtracting. Listen to this story from Jay Shetty to understand why that is true.
Jul 26, 2018
Go First
Ready for a small act of courage? Decide to go first, whether that is in a presentation or in a Q&A session. It takes a certain confidence to do it, and practicing that skill will turn it into a longer term mentality!
Jul 25, 2018
Curiosity Marketing with Chalene Johnson
Curiosity is a powerful motivator of human behavior. Learning why it is effective, and how to best leverage it in your life, will lead to deeper relationships and more impactful moments.
Jul 24, 2018
Approach and Avoidance Behavior with Erik Eklund
Our goal orientation works in one of two ways - we move toward our goals, or away from them. Avoidance is defensive to minimize risk, while approach is welcoming and optimistic. Framing your mind to approach your goals instead of avoid your goals will lead to something great!
Jul 23, 2018
Week Recap 7/21
This week in review includes... Monday - Mindfulness Tuesday - Have a Passion Project Wednesday - 80/20 Rule Thursday - Celebrate Small Wins Friday - Write and Revisit
Jul 21, 2018
Write and Revisit
Ever feel like life is falling apart? In those emotional moments, try this technique - writing down and revisiting your issue helps address the issue face on, while providing perspective that life will go on. Revisit the issue in a few days, weeks, or months, to bring the process full circle.
Jul 20, 2018
Celebrate Small Wins
We are all accomplishing a lot more than we think we are, take time to reflect on those areas where we are succeeding!
Jul 19, 2018
80/20 Rule with Matt Sheldon
Real success comes from doing the little things right, and the 80/20 Rule states that practicing and focusing on the 20% that you really need to be successful with 80% of your time will lead to results!
Jul 18, 2018
Have a Passion Project
You don't need to stop working on the things that you love. Stay in touch with your passions and the rest of your life will fall into place around that.
Jul 17, 2018
Mindfulness with Phil Boissiere
Mindfulness has the capability to improve the quality of your life, increase focus, and decrease stress. However, we often aren't practicing it right. Phil Boissiere's 3x3 method is the most practical solution - pick an object, state it plainly, and take a deep breath. Do that 3 times.
Jul 16, 2018
Eliminate Hindsight Bias
Hindsight bias is a psychological phenomenon that misrepresents reality. We note time when particular things happen, and forget all of the times when it didn't happen, and have a distorted perception of reality. Eliminate hindsight bias by practicing objectivity and seeing things for how they actually are!
Jul 15, 2018
Weekly Recap 7/13
This episode is the first recap episode we've done, let us know at if you want to hear more! Monday - Law of Attraction Tuesday - Champion Boxing Impression Wednesday - Tony Robbins' Morning Routine Thursday - Will Power Workouts
Jul 13, 2018
Will Power Workouts
Did you know that will power acts like a muscle? It fatigues with use and can be strengthened with training. There are two great ways to raise your will power threshold - "Warming Up" and "Conditioning".
Jul 12, 2018
Tony Robbins' Morning Routine
Tony Robbins, debatably one of the most efficient and productive people on this planet, engages in the same morning routine every day. It's a 10 minute routine that primes him for success - 3 minutes of gratitude, a 3 minute prayer for family and friends, and listing his 3 goals for the day.
Jul 11, 2018
Boxer Stance
A corny tip but I love it - at the end of a workout, when you feel that endorphin rush and the satisfaction of completing your exercise, put your arms up like a champion boxer. This positive body posture will feed your momentum and energize you to stay productive.
Jul 10, 2018
Law of Attraction
If you want to make something happen, you need to unequivocally believe that it will happen. The law of attraction has been adopted by stars like Denzel Washington, Oprah, and Conor McGregor. Believe in something so much that you will it into existence.
Jul 09, 2018
Silence in Conversations
Let yourself pause and understand what your conversational partner is trying to tell you. Silent moments are indicative of the quality of the exchange.
Jul 08, 2018
Delayed Gratification with Fabio Marrama
The best things in life aren't earned all at once. Fabio's quote "I don't really know what I am doing but I know that what I am doing is leading somewhere good." Let small things compound and open doors, and believe that it will all work out.
Jul 07, 2018
Core Principles
What do you really prioritize? Formalize those things into core principles so that they can serve as a cornerstone for your decision making process, and ensure that your activity aligns with the person you want to be.
Jul 06, 2018
Sustainability Practices with Katie Wallace
Katie Wallace shares 10 ways you can start living a more sustainable life, starting today. Learn the true definition of sustainability and the best ways to think about sustainability - people, planet, and profits.
Jul 05, 2018
Let Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Your actions are a better indicator of your intentions than your words are. That's why we say "Let actions speak louder than words." Put your intentions on display and let your actions speak through random acts of kindness or letting someone important in your life know you care.
Jul 04, 2018
Optimize Your Email Signature
A valuable piece of personal branding real-estate that we often overlook is our email signature. It is a place where we can direct people in our network to areas where our personal brand is on display. If you're not actively building your personal brand, then you can still use this space for affirmational or optimistic benefit!
Jul 03, 2018
Replace "Can't" with "Don't" by Katherine Miller
When trying to uproot a habit, and resist the urge to act, a simple word switch will go a long way. Replacing the word "can't" with "don't" implies a commitment that will help you make that change!
Jul 02, 2018
Wear Something Red
Wearing red is associated with more self confidence and more perceived attraction. Keep this in mind for a special ocassion or big moment, and give it a try. Let us know how you feel!
Jul 01, 2018
Take the Stairs
Exercise is an important part of keeping your body in the right shape to perform. But did you know that frequency of exercise is just as important as intensity? This is true even within the same day! That's why incorporating exercising opportunities is so beneficial to your health. One choice you can make today - take the stairs.
Jun 30, 2018
Limit Phone Dependence
Who else thinks that we are a little too addicted to our phones? It makes sense, it is a comfortable and reliable place. But too much of anything usually isn't a good thing, and this is no different. Try extra hard to resist the urge to check your phone the next time you are in a low-stimulus situation!
Jun 29, 2018
Invest in Yourself
The safest place for you to invest, financially, emotionally, and physically, is in yourself. You can this through education, apprenticeship, and taking care of your body!
Jun 28, 2018
Anchoring Habits with Jake Jordan
This is a great way to add a new habit to your repertoire. By using a previous habit, you can add a new habit simply by anchoring a new habit to that old habit. Use that first habit as a trigger to do the other.
Jun 27, 2018
Subtly Break Routine
The first step to getting comfortable being uncomfortable is exposure. But that doesn't need to happen all at once, you can introduce subtle changes to your routine that will help you improve in uncomfortable situations. Things you could try are setting your wake-up alarm for an odd time, or brush your teeth off-handed.
Jun 26, 2018
Busyness Vs. Business with Kim Kaupe
This tip applies for just about anyone who has ever felt like they were busy but didn't get anything done. Kim Kaupe suggests you split your to-do list into things that are important and and things that are urgent. Tackle a few in each category for a productive day.
Jun 25, 2018
Self Talk
Our brain and thought patterns largely influenced by the way we feel and perceive things. Therefore, treating ourselves in a way that sets us up for success is should be a priority, and we can do that by priming our brain to feel a certain way.
Jun 23, 2018
Practical Resilience with Tofe Evans
Embrace adversity because it is a blessing in disguise. Practical resilience is the concept of having the mental thought patterns to overcome challenges. This is explained more in Tofe Evan's book "Everyone Has a Plan Until Sh!t Hits the Fan".
Jun 22, 2018
Pay It Forward
Have you ever benefited from something somebody did out of the goodness in their heart? Sometimes they do this for a very simple reason - paying it forward. Doing something for someone else with no expectation for anything in return is a great way to be self-reflective and provide perspective in your life.
Jun 21, 2018
Compete With Yourself
The friendliest form of competition is competition with yourself. It is the truest spirit of self-improvement, and motivates you to be better than you were yesterday. This tip features great video from Addicted2Success that demonstrates the power of self-competition.
Jun 20, 2018
5 Minute Phone Call with Manu Goswami
We all can afford the time to take a phone call with someone in our network. Even if it comes from a place of mentorship, these conversations keep you sharp and you always learn something new. Give it a try!
Jun 19, 2018
Influence and Motives with Fabio Marrama
Influence is a byproduct of the value you are using to serve an industry or individual. It comes about by doing things for the right reasons - with good intentions and the right motives. To test this, pick someone important in your life and ask yourself the question, "Are they proud of the reasons why I am doing this?"
Jun 18, 2018
Perspective with Gaur Gopal Das
Monk Gaur Gopal does provides some real perspective in this one. "Whether you're flying economy or you're flying business, the destination you are heading remains the same doesn't it." "We work ourselves up so much in increasing the standard of living that we forget to increase the standard of our life".
Jun 16, 2018
Simplify Your Life
To all my pack-rats, hoarders, and collectors, simplifying your situation brings great value to your life. It allows you to live more in the moment while decreasing stress, boosting concentration, and helping you sleep better. Remember those possessions digitally and clean up!
Jun 15, 2018
Interpersonal Accountability
One way to stick to a commitment is to use interpersonal accountability. Three techniques to create this accountability are sharing your goals with someone else, having a Peak Performance Partner, or sharing your ambitions on social media.
Jun 14, 2018
Ask For Help
Asking for help is strength! It's an expression of confidence and makes you more relatable as a human being. The only way to truly extrapolate the value around you is by leaning on their experience and asking for help.
Jun 13, 2018
Sell Outcomes with Fabio Marrama
Sales is all about offering value, and in this tip, Fabio Marrama does a great job explaining why. To leverage that, you need to sell the benefits, or the outcomes!
Jun 12, 2018
If-Then Planning with Mel Robbins
This is a really good one from Mel Robbins about If-Then planning. Basically, when you have identified a negative thought pattern, you can plan ahead to substitute a behavior with something more beneficial. This technique is 60% effective!
Jun 11, 2018