The Optimal Prime with Ray

The Optimal Prime with Ray

By Ray Forrester
A 2-5 minute podcast where you can Prime yourself to have a mindset that attracts happiness, positivity, and success.
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Going live #194
All the practice you do on your own, shows when you are in front of a live audience.
03:12
April 23, 2019
Fair weather fans #193
Be loyal
03:33
April 22, 2019
The Dunning-Kruger Effect #192
An issue we all fall into, or experience frequently.
03:26
April 19, 2019
75% Psychology 25% Physiology #191
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, it all starts in our heads
03:07
April 18, 2019
The Morning 3 #190
My new morning ritual
03:25
April 17, 2019
Decision fatigue #189
Automate and systematize as many choices and decisions as you can to be optimal
03:47
April 16, 2019
Find your FIT #187
Now days you can find your FITness just about anywhere... you just need to look hard enough
04:20
April 15, 2019
The individual #186
The more you focus on the micro, the greater impact you’ll have on the macro
03:17
April 12, 2019
Craving a salad #185
The first instance where “fake it till you make it” has applied in my life
04:22
April 11, 2019
Multiple anchors #184
We all need anchors
04:20
April 10, 2019
Do what you can #183
Doesn’t matter what circumstances in life you’re in you can always do something
04:10
April 9, 2019
Herd mentality #182
Following the crowd is safe usually, but you could be missing out on a lot of benefits
04:10
April 8, 2019
Being Present #181
Multitasking is a myth for 99.9% of us
03:32
April 5, 2019
Rest #180
Rest
04:16
April 4, 2019
Stress + Rest = Progress #179
It’s the same formula for everybody, but each value differs from person to person
03:28
April 3, 2019
Everybody plays the fool #178
Everybody plays the fool
03:27
April 2, 2019
Why mindset matters #177
A term that gets thrown around lightly, but has heavy significance
03:56
April 1, 2019
One foot in front of the other #176
Just keep on moving
02:27
March 29, 2019
Polarizing #175
Stop looking for extremes
03:13
March 28, 2019
Maui and the Sun #174
Drastic measures are sometimes necessary
04:15
March 27, 2019
Kaizen #173
Kaizen is a Japanese word that has no English translation.
04:21
March 26, 2019
Movie previews #172
Movie previews are like futures goals!
02:32
March 25, 2019
Proximity to the prize #171
Proximity is a major motivator in reaching your end result
03:18
March 22, 2019
Guaranteed path to being unhappy #170
Compare, complain, and criticize.
02:50
March 21, 2019
The Intensity dial #169
Think of your commitment in terms of a dial instead of an Off/On Switch
03:03
March 20, 2019
The ease of the way #168
Keep it simple stupid
02:33
March 19, 2019
Extremism #167
Typically not a good thing
03:38
March 18, 2019
Black diamonds #166
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03:41
March 15, 2019
Focus on your strengths #165
The 80/20 principle in regards to your strengths and weaknesses
03:39
March 14, 2019
Top 10 dreams #164
Another daily habit o have found to be super helpful in keeping me “on track”
04:14
March 13, 2019
Amateur hour #163
Always be in a mindset a place where you can learn new things
03:38
March 12, 2019
Repetition #163
Consistency requires repetition
04:29
March 11, 2019
Pacing #162
Instead of saying “treat yo self” try “Pace yo self”
02:37
March 8, 2019
Technical difficulties #161
Sometimes the system around us changes. We can either sit around and complain or adapt and adjust to keep plowing forward
03:13
March 7, 2019
Test and retest #160
Life is about testing and retesting ourselves
02:29
March 6, 2019
You are enough! #159
You are enough! Go out there. And do what you gotta do!
02:09
March 5, 2019
Equifinality #158
Equifinality
04:13
March 4, 2019
Why outcome goals are harder long term #157
Process goals encourage shortcuts. Focus on the process
03:36
March 1, 2019
Growing pains #156
Don’t dumb yourself or slow yourself down in order to keep others comfortable
02:23
February 28, 2019
Microwave versus Slow cooker #155
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
02:45
February 27, 2019
Forced perspectives #154
Force perspectives that put you in the best light!
03:25
February 26, 2019
Cut the cord #153
Be prepared to cut people out of your life
04:17
February 25, 2019
Bored with the basics #152
Bored with the basics
02:28
February 22, 2019
Jab jab jab, LEFT HOOK! #151
Keep on jabbing and eventually the left hook will connect
03:04
February 21, 2019
Look in your own back yard #150
#150
04:04
February 20, 2019
Hand up or out? #149
Learn to discern the difference with in yourself and in others
02:50
February 19, 2019
KIA NGAWARI - Re-grounding #148
This recent trip home to New Zealand has helped me to reground myself with increased purpose and direction. Re-grounding will help you do the same.
03:47
February 18, 2019
Imitation #147
Often imitated never duplicated
03:23
February 15, 2019
Grand gestures #146
Grand gestures will always pale in comparison to consistent small and simple things
03:17
February 14, 2019
Your FITness
What are you FIT at?
04:47
February 13, 2019
The 80/20 principle #144
The 80/20 principle is a great place to start when on a new endeavor
03:30
February 12, 2019
Grounding techniques #143
two simple grounding techniques to help you get out of emotional states
04:06
February 10, 2019
Airport Security #142
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
02:39
February 8, 2019
Baggage #141
What are you packing in your bag when you travel in this journey of life?
02:58
February 7, 2019
Strengthen the Arch #140
There’s only one way to strengthen an arch... and that’s to increase the load placed upon it
02:32
February 6, 2019
The End Game #139
Begin with the end in mind
03:12
February 5, 2019
Thinking out loud #138
Think out loud when you’re trying to find problems to solutions and you’ll be more successful in doing so
03:11
February 4, 2019
Clean versus Dirty motives #137
We should have clean motives and all that we do.
03:26
February 1, 2019
Write out Your ideal day #136
If you write down 20 things and only accomplish one that’s good enough as you continue on the path to being productive
04:06
January 31, 2019
Lots of people #135
Every time I fly into a major city I’m reminded to have the abundance mindset
03:02
January 30, 2019
Culture shifts #134
Mindset shifts are hard, but culture shifts are even harder!
04:31
January 29, 2019
Be productive #133
Being busy does not mean you are being productive. Writing checklists is an easy antidote to this mind trap
03:28
January 28, 2019
Work #132
Work work work
03:27
January 25, 2019
Small conversations #131
Small and simple things
03:21
January 24, 2019
Increasing your window of tolerance #130
The wider our window of tolerance, the more we can function normally in life no matter the circumstances
03:50
January 23, 2019
For Frodo! #129
When you why is bigger than yourself you’ll find the how eventually
06:08
January 22, 2019
Assign meaning #128
Find meaning in everything you do!
04:43
January 21, 2019
Own your own actions #127
Control what you can control
03:05
January 18, 2019
A little step of courage #126
Do the things that scare you and build that courage muscle!
04:32
January 17, 2019
Change the toilet roll #125
Little acts of service will go a long way
02:34
January 16, 2019
The second wind #124
You gotta push when you feel like you can’t in order to reach your second wind
03:18
January 15, 2019
Playing out of position #123
You can get by doing whatever comes your way, but to be the BEST you can be you need to be in the right position.
05:01
January 14, 2019
Value of systems #122
If you don’t have systems in your life then you have chaos
03:48
January 11, 2019
#121
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
02:52
January 10, 2019
The mess drawer #120
A place where I give myself permission to keep junk!
04:18
January 9, 2019
My reading list #119
7 books I’m committing to read in the next 6 months
05:27
January 8, 2019
Group think #118
Sometimes the group can suppress or dampen your ability to think creatively or outside the box
04:12
January 7, 2019
Use it or lose it #117
There are many things in life where if we don’t use it, we will lose it.
02:47
January 4, 2019
Compare and contrasting with competition #116
We need competition!
03:29
January 3, 2019
Fundamental Attribution Error #115
Treat people as they can be, not as they are.
04:29
January 2, 2019
Resolutions #114
Happy New Year!!!
04:15
January 1, 2019
Make 2019 the HARDEST year of your life #113
The only way 2019 will be “the best year of my life” will be if you do things you don’t want to do!
06:11
December 31, 2018
Environmental effects #112
Our environment can have an enormous positive or negative effect on the habits we already have
04:11
December 28, 2018
Small wins #111
When you’re “losing” look for ways you can get small wins
03:29
December 27, 2018
Back on the horse #110
The holidays are hard enough as it is. Don’t make it even worse for yourself by feeling guilty for enjoying yourself a bit.
03:05
December 26, 2018
Grow to give #109
We grow so we can give
03:03
December 25, 2018
The eve #108
What you do on the eve will have an effect on your day/event
02:07
December 24, 2018
Ya don’t know what ya don’t know #107
There is tremendous value in having a coach/mentor/therapist/sounding board to help you in your journey!
03:18
December 21, 2018
Write it down #106
Writing things down greatly increases the chances it will happen!
03:37
December 20, 2018
Giving #105
Giving is what it’s all about
02:59
December 19, 2018
Water quality #104
It’s not the size of your environment, but the quality of what is in your environment that matters most
02:43
December 18, 2018
Play the hand you are dealt #103
Play the hand you are dealt
02:36
December 17, 2018
High Performance for Teams #102
Your TEAM can be your Partner, your family, your workplace, your community, or an actual sports team!
03:27
December 14, 2018
Loss Aversion #101
We’re more afraid of what we may lose, versus what we may gain
02:26
December 13, 2018
The morning routine #100
My big three 🤙🏽
05:10
December 12, 2018
Mental rehearsal #99
Mental rehearsal and visualization are not the same thing
03:39
December 11, 2018
Two ways to learn #98
There’s an Easy way, and a hard way to learn... but there’s an even better 3rd option
04:20
December 10, 2018
Plant today #97
One more time..... Start today!
02:05
December 7, 2018
Saving Coconuts #96
Save for a rainy day!
03:06
December 6, 2018
Practice your craft #95
Stop sitting around theorizing, and start practicing your craft! Do work!
03:04
December 5, 2018
The man at the gates of Rome #94
We see what we want to see in people and in situations
03:54
December 4, 2018
Waiting for “the right time” #93
Start the process, and get better while in the pursuit!
03:09
December 3, 2018
The number one ability #92
The best ability, is availability!
02:55
November 30, 2018
In the trenches #91
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
03:03
November 29, 2018
Narcotics anonymous #90
Continue to do the basics
02:37
November 28, 2018
One engine at a time! #89
Some of us just need to work on one thing at a time in order to reach our goals
03:51
November 27, 2018
Thank you notes #88
Thank you notes are awesome!
03:28
November 26, 2018
Black Friday
Show restraint! Think of the big picture in everything we do
03:09
November 23, 2018
It’s Thanksgiving! #86
Thanksgiving time!
03:05
November 22, 2018
Grateful for the hard times #85
Don’t only be grateful for the good times and for all the wonderful things that happen in our lives but also be grateful and thankful for the hard times and hardships.
02:58
November 21, 2018
The two kinds of gratitude #84
Internal and external. We need both for a fulfilled life
04:13
November 20, 2018
Gratitude
Be grateful!
05:01
November 19, 2018
Self care/self improvement #82
Self care is like bathing. It should happen frequently. Preferably daily.
02:49
November 16, 2018
Trials #81
Trials add to your story
03:10
November 15, 2018
Change is hard! #80
Change is hard!
04:45
November 14, 2018
Combinations #79
We’re always looking for “the key” but in reality, it’s always a combination
02:30
November 13, 2018
A little Update #78
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
04:08
November 12, 2018
The Fourth Agreement #77
Always do your best! Summary of the four agreements
04:59
November 9, 2018
The Third Agreement #76
Don’t make assumptions! The third part of a four part miniseries on “The Four Agreements” by Miguel Ruiz
03:48
November 8, 2018
The Second Agreement #75
Don’t take anything personally!
02:57
November 7, 2018
The First Agreement #74
The first agreement. Be impeccable with your word.
03:34
November 6, 2018
The 4 agreements #73
A great little book with great insight. I’ll discuss each agreement over the next 4 episodes
03:32
November 5, 2018
Osmosis! #72
Our subconscious assimilation’s can be for good, and for bad!
03:01
November 2, 2018
#71
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
03:04
November 1, 2018
What is your anchor?
Anchors keep you safe, and keep you grounded
03:48
October 31, 2018
Confirmation Bias
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
02:40
October 30, 2018
Know the path #68
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
04:15
October 29, 2018
MJ the Loser #67
A great quote from MJ so sum up the weeks topic
01:36
October 26, 2018
Lose your Pride #66
If you’re gonna lose one thing, make it your pride
03:00
October 25, 2018
The real losers #65
Great quote from Theodore Roosevelt that sums up who losers are, versus those who lose.
02:14
October 24, 2018
Stop being such a LOSER! #64
Losing versus being a loser. There’s a big difference!
02:38
October 23, 2018
Why losing is so important #63
“Losing” is REQUIRED in order to progress to the highest levels.
03:30
October 22, 2018
Desire versus Ability #62
Very few people lack the desire to change... its the ability that needs work!
04:03
October 19, 2018
Unconditional Positive Regard #61
More than just being "agreeable"
03:28
October 18, 2018
You are going to fail #60
Don’t mistake giving up, with failure, because they are different!
02:40
October 17, 2018
Rolling on an empty tank #59
Why wait until you're on E before fillong up your tank?
03:01
October 16, 2018
Real intent #58
don’t just go through the motions. Have real intent in the the things that you do!
04:45
October 15, 2018
Digging deep #57
Dig deep, remeber your why, and keep moving forward.
04:22
October 12, 2018
You’ll never “find” the time #56
Priorotize your time. Stop trying to "find" it
03:31
October 11, 2018
Psychosomatic symptoms (clarification) #54-2
A little clarification on episode #54 🤙🏽
00:57
October 10, 2018
Psychosomatic symptoms
04:11
October 10, 2018
Active patience #53
02:16
October 9, 2018
To pee or not to pee #52
Take care of your to do list!
03:50
October 8, 2018
Eat your own dog food #51
Walk the walk, talk the talk.
04:11
October 5, 2018
Update #50
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
03:49
October 4, 2018
A lesson from Walt Disney #49
Walt Disney started at the bottom now he’s here 🤙🏽
02:55
October 3, 2018
Multiple Streams of Fitness and Happiness #48
Seeking multiple streams of Health, wealth, and Happiness in your life is of utmost importance!
04:45
October 2, 2018
Parallels between Fitness and Happiness #47
I answer a question about how I record these episodes. Ans discuss how Its about the process/journey, not the end result.
04:45
October 1, 2018
Get new friends/be a new friend #46
Choose your friends wisely, and be a wise friend
03:08
September 28, 2018
The HIIT Mindset
04:13
September 27, 2018
Adjusting your sails #44
Poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. Adjust your sail/mind to continue forward progression.
03:47
September 26, 2018
The one degree #43
Latest episode of The Optimal Prime with Ray
02:18
September 25, 2018
Starting something #42
Try new things, or just keep restarting old things until they stick!
03:30
September 24, 2018
Stop chasing likes #41
Focus on what really matters, the people who "like" not the amount.
04:12
September 21, 2018
Self Diagnosis #40
Stop emotionally WebMD-ing yourself!
03:03
September 20, 2018
Fitness is Freedom #39
To attain Fitness in any area of your life its going to require sacrifice, and dedication
02:27
September 19, 2018
Be sold on yourself #38
If you don't believe in yourself, someone else might, but it still wont get you very far
03:49
September 18, 2018
Episode 37
3 words
03:40
September 17, 2018
Do the basics better #36
Simplicity
02:13
September 14, 2018
Leave things better than you found them
Imcrease your chances of people giving you things... like their time, and attention
03:37
September 13, 2018
Attitude of Gratitude #34
Be grateful! Your life will thank you for it!
03:18
September 12, 2018
Be a fountain, not a drain #33
Give yourself permission to succeed!
03:35
September 11, 2018
Reach out to somebody from the past!
Reconnect with someone from your past and let then know you're thinking about them
02:34
September 10, 2018
Break the mold, be yourself! #31
Dont live by other peoples assumptions aboit you
03:05
September 7, 2018
Things going wrong #30
See it as an opportunity!
03:17
September 6, 2018
Prepare to be unrelatable #29
To be world class, prepare to be unrelatable
03:07
September 5, 2018
In a rush to nowhere #28
Dont mistake activity, for productivity!
02:44
September 4, 2018
Swallow your sword! #27
Own what you're good at, and use it to do good!
04:25
September 3, 2018
Episode 26
Take care of yourself!
02:40
August 31, 2018
Stare your problems in the face #25
Dont ignore problems... or they'll sut next to you
03:26
August 30, 2018
Sacrifice #24
Giving up something good, for somthing better
03:46
August 29, 2018
Cheerleader vs Coach #23
Most of us are looking for cheerleaders, when what we really need is a coach
03:49
August 28, 2018
Same ol same ol #22
Repitition has its benefits, but only if it is helping us move forward and not remain stagnant
05:04
August 27, 2018
What supplements do I use? #21
Supplements are not there to replace, they are there to SUPPLEMENT
04:40
August 24, 2018
Occams Razor #20
The simple solution, tends to be the best solution
02:54
August 23, 2018
Fall down 7 times, get up 8 #19
When life hands you lemons, make orange juice, then life will be all like "whaaaaaat?" - Phil Dunphy xxxxxx
05:58
August 22, 2018
Airplane mode #18
Sometimes we all need a little airplane mode in our lives to block out temporary distractions
02:50
August 21, 2018
Scarcity #17
Scarcity is a myth when it comes to your mindset. There is always enough to go around
04:07
August 20, 2018
Adaptability #16
Your ability to adapt and adjust will serve you well when you "get punched in the mouth"
03:40
August 17, 2018
Your nature #15
Dont let the nature of others change your nature /actions
02:32
August 16, 2018
Being Genuine and Authentic #14
A crucial ingredient in finding out who you are, and being happy.
02:49
August 15, 2018
Who are you? #13
03:52
August 14, 2018
Sharpening the Saw #12
Self improvement and renewal on a consistent basis are crucial to preform optimally
04:09
August 13, 2018
Progressive Overload #11
A foundational principle in order to grow and progress
03:14
August 10, 2018
Your environment #10
We must be aware of the physical and mental environment we place ourselves in.
05:30
August 9, 2018
Goals #9
Break goals into smaller chunks to get them achieved
04:33
August 8, 2018
Winning The Morning #8
Win the morning and you can prime yourself for success the rest of the day!
04:10
August 7, 2018
Going the extra mile #7
Going the extra mile can be hard, and uncomfortable. But it’s what champions do!
03:08
August 6, 2018
Feedback #6
There are good sources of feedback and bad sources. Know the difference and look for the good!
04:12
July 30, 2018
Setting Realistic Expectations #5
Come to expect failure, and you’ll be more resilient in your endeavors
03:42
July 27, 2018
Consistency over Intensity #4
The more consistent you are, the more intensity you can have in your life.
04:02
July 27, 2018
All or Nothing #3
All or nothing thinking is what often stops us from starting or finishing things that we start.
03:57
July 26, 2018
What is Priming? #2
What is Priming, and why should we do it?
03:05
July 24, 2018
The Optimal Prime #1
Welcome to The Optimal Prime with Ray. Small introduction and reason behind the podcast
03:21
July 24, 2018
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