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Manifest Mindset

Manifest Mindset

By Bob Chang
Every External Journey always starts with the Internal. This is where two physical therapist talk about their ambition, their determination, and their drive to do what they set out to do. This is the Manifest Mindset Podcast with Bob Chang and Nick Davis.
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Expectations With You and Your Patient
Bob and Nick are back! They talk about setting expectations with their patients and what happens when those expectations are not met. Enjoy!
February 21, 2021
Can You Pivot...?
Nick and Bob are back! There were a few unexpected things that happened for Bob and he shares his thoughts and how he is going to pivot. Enjoy!
February 7, 2021
What Are You Afraid Of?
Nick and Bob are back again. This week talking about fear in both Bob's business life and in a patient's case from Nick. Enjoy!
February 1, 2021
Being OK With Asking a Question... and Not Having the Answer.
Nick and Bob are back again talking about fear and being "OK" with asking a question and NOT having the answer. Enjoy!
January 23, 2021
Avoiding The "What If..."
Bob and Nick are back at it again. They talk about the two paths: one path is the easy path and the path of complacency and the other path is the path of no regret and avoiding the "what if...". Which path would you take? They also share some more life updates and talk about the OCS exam. Enjoy! 
January 16, 2021
Happy New Year!
Bob and Nick wish you happy new years! They provide some updates but other than that they wish you, the listener, a happy new year and what they plan for the upcoming year. Enjoy!
January 9, 2021
COMT Achieved! McKenzie Orthopedic Residency IN!
Happy New Year. This episode was pre-recorded a few weeks before new years and they provide some updates! Nick passed his practical portion for his COMT exam and Bob gets into his residency. They talk about winding down for the year and more! Enjoy. 
January 2, 2021
Finding Areas of Improvement In Our Own Practice Consistently
Nick and Bob are back in. In this episode, we talk about asking permission from the patient, areas we can improve on with patient care and finding a culture where you can share wins. Enjoy!
December 18, 2020
How to... "Not Take it Personally" in PT
This week Bob and Nick are back, now both as practicing PTs! They talk about no-shows and cancellations for patients in PT and how to not take it personally. Enjoy! 
December 4, 2020
Taking Risks, Saying No and Expectations for Yourself...
Bob and Nick are back with another episode and give another quick update on their lives. This time they talk about taking risks, saying no/setting priorities and setting expectations for yourself. Enjoy!
November 20, 2020
Accountability During a Transitional Time
Bob and Nick are back again with new updates and changes in their lives! They also talk about finding accountability and accountability partners during this time and how it is critical! A short and fun episode! 
November 13, 2020
Painting a Canvas During an Interview
Nick and Bob are back! Nick shares his prepare and expereinces with his spine fellowship interview. We talk about how an interview is just building genuine connections and being human. Enjoy!
November 3, 2020
Can Feeling Guilt Be Good?
Nick and Bob are back again to share some quick pearls and lessons they reflected and learned from the past week. This includes making lists and how feeling some guilt can be used to your advantage. Enjoy!
October 16, 2020
Having A Lot On Your Plate... Because You are Hungry!
Bob and Nick are back again talking about "being hungry" and the "gas check light" analogy. You do not want to miss this! 
October 7, 2020
Caterpillar, Cocoon, Butterfly
Bob and Nick are back again this time talking about shifting your perspective when you have a lot going on and the process of becoming a butterfly. Enjoy!
September 23, 2020
Are We Being Too Comfortable?
Nick and Bob step out of their comfort zones again and share that on this podcast. This episode is short but still packs a punch. Enjoy!
September 17, 2020
Shoot For The Stars... Land on Your Roof.
Bob and Nick are back. We talk about whether or not we are embracing our "Doctorate" enough in our DPT, we also do the hot seat challenge and more. Enjoy! 
September 3, 2020
Quality Care in Physical Therapy
Bob and Nick are back again talking about the quality of care in PT, NPTE, and more! Enjoy.
August 25, 2020
Humility in Learning
This week Bob and Nick talk about humility in learning and grabbing the low hanging fruits! Enjoy. 
August 13, 2020
Getting to the Source....
This week Bob and Nick talk about getting to the source or the core issue and tackling that first! Bob and Nick also talk about persistence. Enjoy!
August 7, 2020
Variety Is the Spice of Life... or is it?
Nick and Bob are back again to talk about accountability. They talk about different aspects in their lives and some quotes. Enjoy!
July 29, 2020
Balancing Certainty with Uncertainty
Bob and Nick are back again talking about their accountability. Nick shares some news about his podcast and shares his results from his book activity! 
July 24, 2020
Its Easy to Do... But it is Also Easy Not to Do.
Bob and Nick continue talking about embracing failure. Bob shares things he has learned from the Slight Edge by Jeff Olson. Bob's biggest take away is doing the simple and easy things that better your life every day. However, just because they are simple and easy to do, they are also easy not to do. Bob and Nick continue their accountability talk and more! Enjoy. 
July 14, 2020
Are You Asking The Uncomfortable Questions?
Nick and Bob get at it again. This week, they talk about asking uncomfortable, truthful, and no B.S. questions to the people they trust the most. Nick and Bob also talk about the idea of resistance from the War of Art By Steven Pressfield and more on accountability! Enjoy.  
June 26, 2020
Nick's Year Long Podcast Journey
About a year ago, Bob (GainsTherapy Express) and Nick (Simply Not Easy) started their own daily podcasts. Nick reached his one year mark a few months ago and he shares what he learned. 
June 17, 2020
The Last Dance
 Nick and Bob talk about the Netflix show, The Last Dance, and share some meaningful quotes. Nick also shares the death of someone he respected. Rest in peace to Don Mooney. Don was a friend to Nick and was iconic at Ithaca College. We send our deepest condolences to Don's family and friends.
June 6, 2020
What is the One Sentence that Describes Your Practice?
Nick and Bob are back again. This is another classic accountability call that is short and sweet. We bounce around on topics by talking about the Coronavirus, Nick's residency and the culture of how Nick practices his PT. 
May 29, 2020
Biggest Lessons From PT School
Bob graduated and finished the didactic part of PT school. Bob and Nick talk about graduation from PT school and the top lessons learned!
May 22, 2020
Our Classic Accountability Call
This episode really was an accountability call between Bob and Nick. Both Bob and Nick share things they learned from the tasks they set for themselves last week. This is just another classic accountability call where they both share what the power of accountability can do for them. 
May 15, 2020
What is Your Financial Fitness?
Normally, Nick and Bob talk about mental fitness and mindset but rarely do we talk about financial fitness. Of course, we are not experts. The book mentioned in this episode is "Get a Financial Life" by Beth Kobliner. Enjoy! 
May 6, 2020
Our Top 10 Podcast Recommendations
With the Coronavirus keeping us at home, podcasts can be another great source of information and entertainment! Nick and Bob go through their top 10 podcasts! 
April 29, 2020
Residency Essays and Catch Up During COVID19 Times...
Nick and Bob follow up on another accountability call. This week's episode was a bit over the place but the theme of accountability was still there. Enjoy!
April 8, 2020
The Practical Tips and Tricks To Applying To a PT Residency
A few weeks ago, Nick and Bob talked about our "why" for doing or wanting to do a residency. Today's episode is more of a practical step by step episode to applying! Enjoy. 
April 1, 2020
Where Is PT Going With COVID-19?
Bob and Nick continue their talk as they are in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. They talk about telehealth, if physical therapy is an essential service and more.  Enjoy!
March 24, 2020
Coronavirus Mindset
Nick and Bob continue the talk from last week. They talk about what has been going on in the world and share their thoughts about the mindset they are both trying to adopt during these times.
March 20, 2020
Is a PT Residency Worth it?
Nick and Bob discuss if they believe whether a residency is worth it or not. This episode was recorded on 3/4/2020, and we also share some interesting stories that are happening in our lives! Enjoy!
March 18, 2020
Human BEING... Not Human DOING
This is a continuation from 2/19/20. Nick and Bob talk about the flow state and what we believe it means to be a human being! Enjoy!
March 14, 2020
What Exactly is Appropriate Loading in PT?
This is a continuation of last week's podcast episode. Nick and Bob share their thoughts on what appropriate loading is and some patient cases they have experienced so far. 
March 10, 2020
What Are Some Risks PTs Should Take... That Many Don't?
This eps discussion is pretty interesting. The topic is: "What Are Some Risks PTs Should Take... That Many Don't?". This eps dates back to 1/22/2020. 
March 9, 2020
Nick Gets His First Job As a DPT!
This is a continuation of last week's episode. Nick talks about how he has his first job at DPT. Bob and Nick also talk about bias in the PT field. Bob and Nick also talk about how to respond to things that you do not expect. This eps is from 3/4/2020, enjoy!
March 5, 2020
New Year Resolution
This episode date back to new years when Nick and Bob talk about resolutions, if they have any and if they should exist! Enjoy! 
March 3, 2020
Real and Fake Diagnoses in the PT World...
Nick and Bob continue their talk from last week. This week is more of a PT focused episode where we talk about things we are and are not taught in school. This is from 12/22/19, enjoy! 
March 1, 2020
How To Structure Your Life... When There is No Structure.
This is a continuation of the last podcast episode! This episode dates back to 11/22/19 where Bob and Nick talk about structure in life. Enjoy!
February 27, 2020
NPTE Passed!
Congrats to Nick for passing his NPTE on 11/7/2019! This episode, Bob and Nick talk about doing hard things, and moving in the right direction! 
February 25, 2020
The 3 Most Things For a PT Clinic...
Bob and Nick finally meet in person again... well on 10/20/19. We talk about the 3 things that are very important in the clinic and these are based off of things said by real patients. 
February 24, 2020
What Defines A Good Break?
This episode dates back to 10/2/19. Nick and Bob talk about what defines a good break and when to take a break and on! Enjoy.
February 22, 2020
The Dip
Today Nick and Bob talk about the dip, a concept coined by Seth Goldin. We have an interesting discussion. This episode dates back to 9/22/19. Enjoy!
February 21, 2020
Pursuit of Happyness Nick Davis Edition
This episode dates back to 8/11/2020. Nick talks about his trip to California and the different interviews he has for jobs/residencies. 
February 20, 2020
Be The Hero Of Your Own Movie
This podcast ep dates back to 8/22/2019 and follows up with the previous episode. This episode mainly revolves around a quote said by Joe Rogan: “Live your life like you’re the hero in your own movie.” and Bob and Nick have an interesting discussion around it. 
February 19, 2020
Being 1st and 2nd Place... What's The Difference?
Nick and Bob continue their talk from last week. This week (8/11/2019) topic includes if PT school is worth it and the differences between being 1st and 2nnd place. 
February 18, 2020
What Option Do You Choose... When You Only Have Good Options?
This is the follow up from the previous episode. Nick talks about his new opportunities and his excitement. This episode is from 8/3/2019.
February 17, 2020
"Bob, It is Time to Jump Ship...."
This is the follow up to the previous episode. The previous episode was the sunk cost fallacy and this will follow up on the details that Nick and Bob talked about. This episode is from 7/24/19. 
February 16, 2020
Sunk Cost Fallacy. When is it Time To Jump Ship?
This episode dates back to 7/7/2019, where Nick and Bob talk about the Sunk Cost Fallacy. Enjoy!
February 15, 2020
Placebo V.S. Nocebo. What's The Difference?
This episode is a past episode that dates back to 6/30/19 and it is the earliest that has yet to be posted. Moving forward, there will be a new podcast that will be posted but going in order from the past to the present. If this does not make sense, go listen to the previous episode. 
February 14, 2020
The Restart of Manifest Mindset
It has been many months since the last podcast has been released. Nick and Bob still have been recording the episodes every week, but Bob failed to take the extra mile and post the episodes, which will be talked about more in this podcast.   
February 13, 2020
Nick and Bob records the hardest episode ever because of something Bob did... Bob shares lies, and further mistakes and Nick shares his wisdom from his experiences. 
June 4, 2019
The Compounding Effect
This episode was recorded back in 3/12 and we want to apologize for the backlog of episodes, but we will be posting the episodes back on daily moving forward to catch up to date. In this episode, we talk about the accumulation of skills we got from all our works through our podcast. 
June 1, 2019
More on Building Genuine Connections
Bob and Nick go into more detail of networking. Nick shares his process on what exact he does to attract people to him and build those relationships that matter. You might think that networking is hard or difficult but once you have a process, it will become so much more easier. 
March 29, 2019
The Cookie Jar Rule
Bob and Nick go deep in many different topics today that include the cookie jar rule, David Goggins, their current failures and a lot more. Nick becomes very vulnerable towards the end of this episode and he drops many value bombs along the way. Be sure to listen to the entire episode so you don't miss out! 
March 24, 2019
Physical Therapy & Networking
Nick and Bob talk both about a few physical therapy cases and then go into the topic of networking and building relationships. This is a bit of a jumbled episode in terms of information but there are still some golden nuggets in there.
March 12, 2019
The Results of Documenting
It has been a week since Nick has started his Podcast and we check up with him. The growth the comes with documenting in tremendous.  
February 24, 2019
Document Your Journey... Please.
Bob and Nick talk about the ONE thing that is crucial to developing yourself and manifesting your mind... like the title says: It is documenting your journey. The episode will give you step by step directions on how to do so... good luck. 
February 15, 2019
Progress Over Perfection
This episode is a week late with a bunch of technical difficulties, but we are still pushing it out because progress over perfection. Bob and Nick talk more about past failures and emotions when those failures occur. 
February 6, 2019
Breaking Limiting Beliefs
All of you have limiting beliefs. Bob and Nick has them as well. The question becomes how do you overcome those beliefs and keep moving forward. That is what we will talk about this episode. 
January 21, 2019
Failure and How To OVERCOME It...
Bob and Nick reflect over the past year of 2018. They talk about New Year Resolutions, how to make ensure you reach those goals and keep going (even when it's February), and their past failures. 
January 14, 2019
New Year's Resolutions (Book Recommendations)
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Nick and Bob share where they are at during the new year and some of their favorite books! 
January 5, 2019
How To Avoid Burning Out
Nick and Bob talk this week about taking breaks, resting and how we allow ourselves to continually grow in those time periods. 
December 27, 2018
Bob and Nick are back again this week... talking about fear. This is one of our longer episodes but it is truly amazing. We talk about not saying no for the other person and going all in even in times when we are feeling overwhelmed. 
December 21, 2018
Noise Is The Barrier To Growth
Nick and Bob go deep into talking about what noise is and how to deal with it. Every day, we are constantly bombarded with thoughts, emails, messages and so much more. How do we know what is the right thing we should listen to? We talk more about that on today's eposide on Manifest Mindset.
December 15, 2018
The Power Of Story Telling
Bob and Nick talk about stories and how stories make up the bases for everything we believe in. We talk about how to break down these stories and create new ones that will instill belief in us.
December 6, 2018
Motivational Interviewing
Right before Thanksgiving, Bob and Nick talk OVER THE PHONE (1st time!). They talk a bit about motivational interviewing and some topics for a future book project. Overall a pretty exciting episode!
November 29, 2018
Manifest Mindset: Back At It
Bob and Nick talk about DEADLINES! If you want to get something done, then you need to set deadlines for yourself... We talk about the "lion in the room" effect and writing a book!
November 22, 2018
Why We Need Accountability...
On episode 12 of Manifest Mindset, Bob and Nick go DEEP on why we need accountability and the importance of it. Bob shares something he doesn't want to talk about and Nick talks about humility... and another AMAZING episode was created with zero preparation.
November 13, 2018
You Are The Average of the 5 People You Spend The Most Time With.
"You are the average of the 5 people you spend the mos time with." This is a quote said by Jim Rohn and it is true. Nick and Bob talk about finding people who are mentors and finding people who 100% genuinely wants to see you succeed. Once you find those people, hold on to them...
November 8, 2018
How Do YOU Define Success 10 Years From Now?
We are back! After Bob's failure, we are here again with a clean slate. We talk about spiders, ducks, how we plan to do 1000 more episodes and most importantly how we define SUCCESS. Today was a very light-hearted and fun episode. I hope you enjoy and it bought you some value.
October 26, 2018
Fall Down 5 Times, Get Up 7.
BOOM! This is the BEST episode yet (Bob's opinion). The title of this episode says it all... Bob and Nick go on another adventure and we dive deep into our own minds.
October 19, 2018
Finding Your True Passions
On the latest episode, Bob and Nick talk about being grateful and how to exactly find your passions.
October 17, 2018
Have you ever heard of "Ikigai"? Ikigai is a term in Japanese for "a reason for being"... Nick and Bob talk about their "Ikigai" and how it gets them to keep going in life.
October 12, 2018
The POWER of Vulnerability
This episode, Bob and Nick talks about what happens when our thoughts are trying to pull us down... how can we overcome that?
October 2, 2018
Do HARD Things...
This week, Bob and Nick are in a car... that's not moving but we are still here doing out check-in... We dive into some deep topics like doing hard things first, staying in the game means your still in the game, getting out of complacentecy and SO MUCH MORE...
September 21, 2018
The Persistent Pie
What kind of pie do you like to eat? Do you like blueberry pie? What about pecan pie? Bob and Nick talk about how eating your favorite pie is like reaching for your goals...
September 14, 2018
What Exactly is Your "Why"?
Wow. We Just finished having this conversation and my mind was blown at what we talked about. Again, this audio clip is all raw and it is something that I really enjoy doing. Thanks for listening.
September 6, 2018
What Exactly is an Expert?
The second episode of the Manifest Mindset! Bob Chang and Nick Davis check in and talk about what they consider an expert to be...
August 29, 2018
The Start of Manifest Mindset
This episode Bob and Nick will be talking about overcoming the fear of selling, and how to deal with failure. Last week, Bob reached out to Nick to ask if he wanted to be his accountability partner and with no hesitation, Nick said yes. The rules were for this accountability partnership was that we were going to set some deadlines for actionable goals. If one of us didn’t reach those goals set by the deadline, then the other party would get to cash in a check for however amount we want to risk. We would check in weekly to see if we accomplished the goals or not. As we were talking about this, we realized how amazing the conversation we just had and we bought up the idea that we should record the conversation like that and release it as a podcast. This is the week after that.
August 17, 2018