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Life Unlocked

Life Unlocked

By Game Quitters
Brought to you by Game Quitters, Life Unlocked is a podcast dedicated to bringing you powerful, actionable advice through real-world experience from the world of personal development.

Each week, James covers everything from unlocking your creativity to breaking up with your smartphone. All while keeping it relaxed and conversational.
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016 - How to Optimize Your Sleep

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016 - How to Optimize Your Sleep
Today I want to talk about something that I'm trying to take more seriously in my life. I realised recently after a coaching call with my friend that my sleep schedule is having a huge impact on every aspect of my life. It's pretty much a snowball effect. You know how the cycle goes: - go to bed late - wake up late - too tired to hit the gym - productivity suffers - have a nap - another late night because you're not tired It's relentless. That's' why I'm on a mission to change my sleep for the better, starting with this short list of 8 things I've started doing in an attempt to optimize my sleep. Bit of a different episode today, but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless! As always, thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave us a review or rating, it helps us out massively. Until next time. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
November 26, 2019
015 - My First 3 Months as A Digital Nomad: Did Solo Travel Change My Life?
91 days ago I took my first steps on what I thought would be a life-changing journey. So, why I wasn't I excited? I still remember the feeling I had the day I was due to leave, it wasn't happiness, elation, excitement or whatever else you'd expect. It was just nothing. No emotion whatsoever. That pretty much sums up the kind of person I was before I left for Thailand. So has 3 months of travelling made a difference? Hell yes. Although, not in the ways I expected. There were a lot of ups and downs, obstacles to overcome, and barriers to break down. But now, sitting here in Da Nang, Vietnam, I'm feeling amazing. I'm grateful, I'm driven, and most of all... I feel genuinely happy. That's something I haven't been able to say for a long time. As always, thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave us a review or rating, it helps us out massively. Until next time. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
November 19, 2019
014 - How to Develop Self-Discipline
If you've been paying attention the rest of the podcast episodes, you'll have noticed me talking about discipline at every opportunity I get. It really is one of the most important skills you can develop if you're serious about making real change in your life. It has an effect on every single thing you do. In this episode, I go over why it's so important and talk about some of the things you can do start building discipline. If you put in the time, it's the closest thing you can get to a real-life magic potion. So, make sure you learn the right way to do it. As always, thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave us a review or rating, it helps us out massively. Until next time. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
November 12, 2019
013 - How To Plan Your Day for Success
Personally, I've noticed a huge shift in my productivity when I spend 15 minutes a day - 10 at night and 5 in the morning - planning what I'm going to get done. Not only does it help you visualize the tasks you need to complete that day, it also stops you struggling to decide what to do next. When you have a specific roadmap to follow it makes it much easier to stay focused and productive for much longer. In this episode of the Life Unlocked podcast, I go through the fundamental points of planning your day, as well as providing some advice on how to remove distractions and improve your discipline. As always, thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave us a review or rating, it helps us out massively. Until next time. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
November 05, 2019
012 - How to Make Friends After You Quit Gaming
One of the biggest problems we hear at Game Quitters is from people struggling to make friends after they quit gaming. It's easy to understand why. Not only is your entire friendship group exclusively online, but you've also never really developed the confidence or knowledge to make new friends. As a result, I recorded this episode to try and offer some guidance about what you can do in this situation. It's not easy, and it definitely takes a lot longer than you think to build a strong friendship, but it's so worth it. Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the episode don't forget to leave us a review or rating, it helps us out massively. Until next time, peace. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
October 30, 2019
011 - What Is a Morning Routine and How Do You Make One You Can Stick To?
What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? You probably don't think you have a morning routine, but the reality is that everyone does. Even if you hit snooze 5 times then spend 30 minutes on your phone, that's still a morning routine. Creating an effective morning routine that works for you is crucial in building powerful habits and transforming your day both in terms of productivity and focus. Learn everything you need to know about morning routines in this episode of the Life Unlocked podcast, brought to you by Game Quitters. Don't forget to check out the blog post by clicking here. If you enjoyed the episode, it'd be amazing if you could rate us and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. Thanks for listening! Peace. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
October 22, 2019
010 - Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset: The Key to Long-Term Success
Make sure to read the blog post here to get 5x the information on developing a growth mindset and really start making progress towards becoming a better you! What's the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset? A fixed mindset tells you that where you are is where you are, and there's nothing you can do about it. A growth mindset says that you can change, learn, adapt, and ultimately grow through your actions alone. If you aren't feeling happy, you can research how to be happier. If you don't have a lot of energy, you can learn how to have more energy. It's really that simple. Thanks for listening, and don't forget to rate us - it helps out big time! Until next time. Peace. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
October 15, 2019
009 - What is the Law of Attraction and Does it Really Work?
Make sure you read the blog post for a step-by-step guide on how to implement the Law of Attraction into your life and learn the #1 mistake most people make! // Over the last few years, the law of attraction has started gaining more traction. Starting with The Secret back in 2006 to progressing into a global movement. The power to see what you want and manifest it in your life sounds like something out of a Marvel comic... Now, millions of people around the world are claiming LoA changed their life and you can find endless law of attraction stories online. But, is there some truth to it? Well, surprisingly... Yes. There is. Maybe not in the way you think, though. In this episode of Life Unlocked, James explores the idea of using the law of attraction to manifest things into your life, as well as teaching you how to use it the right way. I.E. what the majority of people don't do... Thanks for listening! Let us know what you think of the episode, don't forget to rate us too if you enjoyed, it means a lot! Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
October 08, 2019
008 - How to Find a Mentor and Level Up Your Life
If you've spent any amount of time in the self-improvement space on the internet, you've probably heard people mention that you should get a mentor. You're told that you can't become a better person without one, and you need one to achieve your goals. Now, it sounds great on paper. Having someone guide you through the pitfalls in your life, and knowing how to get you to where you want to be. What we'll be discussing: what is a mentor should you get a mentor why the internet is your most valuable tool how to find a mentor for free Don't forget to read the blog post to get the complete guide to finding a mentor, including how to contact someone to coach you for free! Having the right mentor could change your life, as long as you know how to use them right! Let us know what you think of the episode, and don't forget to read the blog post that's filled with more actionable advice than you could ask for! Don't forget to rate us too if you enjoyed, it means a lot! Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
October 01, 2019
007 - Busy Work is Killing Your Productivity
"Busy work is where you trick yourself into thinking you're being productive. But, in reality, you're accomplishing meaningless tasks that aren't getting you any closer to completing your goals. Compare that to deep work. Deep work consists of focused, intentional sessions of work on high-impact tasks." Check out the accompanying blog post here: Imagine how different your life would be if you completed the entirety of your daily goals in just 2 hours of work a day? Sounds pretty good, right? It's actually a lot easier to do than you think. In this podcast episode, you'll learn: - The difference between busy work and deep work - How to create an amazing to-do list - How to implement a deep work routine into your daily life ...and more! Let us know what you think of the episode, and don't forget to read the blog post that's filled with more actionable advice than you could ask for! Don't forget to rate us too if you enjoyed, it means a lot! Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
September 24, 2019
006 How to Thrive in a Skill-Based Economy
The world of work is shifting. The traditional route of obtaining an expensive college degree, getting a job, and working your way up the corporate ladder is becoming outdated. More people are choosing to focus on becoming highly specialised in a particular set of skills, selling their services at a premium, and living life on their terms. This life isn't for everyone, but I wanted to make this episode for the people that have considered changing direction. Perhaps you've always wanted to travel but don't know how to get there, or maybe you just want more flexibility in your career. Whatever your reason, I outline some of the best skills you can learn as well as my tips on the best way to go about becoming an expert. The same method that allowed me to go from 0 to pro within a few months in a multitude of skills. If you enjoyed, don't forget to give us a review and let us know what you think, it helps out a lot!  Thanks for listening. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
September 18, 2019
005 How to Discover Your Personal Path to Success
So many of us struggle through life feeling lost. We might not feel like we belong, or we're lacking a sense of identity. A lot of that has to do with a misalignment between your actions and your ideal self. "Do you actually want to change who you are or are you just in love with the idea of being someone different." If you don't align your vision with the decisions you make every day, you're always going to struggle. It's definitely a must-watch episode. Thanks for listening! Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
September 10, 2019
004 Should You Play Video Games in College?
TL;DW: Try spending the first 3-6 months without video games first of all. Make some friends, force yourself to get uncomfortable, pick up some hobbies, and gain a better sense of independence. College and university are a huge step up from school, and a lot of people can't cope with the stress and the pressure.  The only way for you to get over that is to face it head on and tough it out. Which isn't something you're going to be able to do if you fall back to video games every time something gets difficult. In 004 of Life Unlocked, listen to James talk about his experience with gaming in university, and how much different his life became when he decided to take a break from them. This episode is part of our special back to college series during September, and we're also giving away a DISCOUNT on our Respawn guide for gamers. Go read our ultimate guide on  How to Quit Gaming in College here for more info! As always, thanks for listening, and don't forget to rate and review us on whatever platform you listen on! Peace. Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
September 03, 2019
003 Getting Creative With Creativity - Flow States, Procrastination and Analysis Paralysis
Being creative isn't easy, no matter what anyone tells you. Burnout is a very real thing, and what do you do if you sit down to work but nothing seems to happen? In this episode of the LU podcast, James and Matus discuss their personal experiences with a variety of creative endeavours. Whether it's writing a book or designing websites, they cover a lot of stuff. Going over topics like flow states, perfectionism, and how to break writer's block, you're sure to find something worthwhile. Thanks for listening.   Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
August 19, 2019
002 University and Me - Practical Advice from Two Very Different Experiences
 A lot of people look back on their university or college experience and say they were the best years of their life. Well, James dropped out and Matus went on to do a Masters and start a successful career in software developer. Do we still think the same thing? Spoilers, yuuuuuup! In this episode of Life Unlocked, we provide you with the information you need to make your time at university the best it can possibly be. Whether you struggle with studying, focus, social life or money - we've got it covered. It's going to be the first of many episodes on this topic, as it's something very close to our hearts, so stay tuned in the future for more! Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
August 13, 2019
001 Focus in an unfocused world - Digital minimalism, detoxing and meditation
I don't know about you but over the last few years I've found myself increasingly unable to focus on whatever it is I'm doing.  Whether it's my work, my meals, or my conversations. My attention span has dropped dramatically.  Well, in this episode of Life Unlocked we're going to talk to you about how you can remain focused in a world that commands our undivided attention at every second.  We'll talk digital minimalism, detoxing, deep work, and meditation.   Music by Moscillate from Fugue.
August 05, 2019