Self Improvement Daily

Self Improvement Daily

By Self Improvement Daily
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.

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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.
July 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! 
July 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?
July 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.
July 15, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/12
Try something new this weekend!
July 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!
July 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?
July 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.
July 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.
July 9, 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!
July 8, 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.
July 7, 2019
Weekend Recap 7/1 - 7/5
Have a great one!
July 6, 2019
Survivorship Bias Explained
Understanding this cognitive misinterpretation will help you to be more fair with yourself and your expectations.
July 5, 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.
July 4, 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.
July 3, 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.
July 2, 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.
July 1, 2019
Weekend Recap 6/29
Have a great weekend :)
June 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.
June 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!
June 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.
June 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.
June 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!
June 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!
June 23, 2019
Weekend Recap June 17th to June 21st
Hope you have a fun-filled weekend!
June 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!
June 21, 2019
"Don't count the days, make your days count."
Or should I say... "Make your days count, don't count your days."
June 20, 2019
Speak with Conviction
Use powerful word choice and sentence structure to be more persuasive in your speech!
June 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. 
June 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.
June 17, 2019
Weekend Recap June 10 - 14th
Have a fun and productive weekend!
June 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.
June 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!
June 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!
June 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!
June 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.
June 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.  
June 9, 2019
Weekend Recap June 3 to June 7
Thanks for tuning in!
June 8, 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.
June 7, 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!
June 6, 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!
June 5, 2019
What is "making an impact"?
Who, what, how, and why impact?
June 4, 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.
June 3, 2019
Recap May 27th to May 31st
Have a killer weekend!
June 1, 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 9, 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 8, 2019
Online Co-working on Focusmate
Need help to quit procrastinating and get motivated to work on something?  Try online accountability with Focusmate!
May 7, 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 6, 2019
Recap 4/29 - 5/3
Take the weekend to do something you enjoy and reflect on what you love to do!
May 4, 2019
Story Time: Trust Your Gut
I learned a valuable lesson last weekend - let me tell you the story!
May 3, 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 2, 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 1, 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 (
April 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.
April 29, 2019
Recapping Tips 4/22 - 4/26
Hope you had a killer week!
April 27, 2019
Pick A Hurdle You Can Leap
I UPLOADED A FORM WITH NO AUDIO, MY APOLOGIES!! THAT HAS BEEN CORRECTED! 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.
April 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.
April 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.
April 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!
April 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!
April 22, 2019
Week Recap of 4/15 - 4/19
What did you learn this week? Share it with a friend!
April 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.
April 19, 2019
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”
Set yourself up for long term fulfillment by minimizing regret. 
April 18, 2019
Building a Network Inspired by Keith Ferrazzi
"Never Eat Alone" - A great tip from a timeless book about building out your network.
April 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. 
April 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?
April 15, 2019
This Week In Review - 4/8-4/12
A summary of the main points from this week's tips!
April 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!
April 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!
April 11, 2019
Give Credit Where Credit Is Due
Who deserves recognition - your team, your colleague, or yourself?
April 10, 2019
Rise and Shine!
Greet each morning with a smile and energy!
April 9, 2019
A Walk Through My Goal Sheet
Get clear on how your daily activity maps out to your larger goals!
April 8, 2019
This Week in Review 4/1 - 4/5
Have a great weekend!
April 6, 2019
There's no replacement for repetition and rehearsal!
April 5, 2019
Choose Positivity - What's the Alternative?
It's a binary choice!
April 4, 2019
Why Say Bless You?
Originating as a medieval habit, this expression has a larger meaning than you may have thought!
April 3, 2019
Keep Learning
Lifelong learners will continue finding new frontiers!
April 2, 2019
Courage Beats Condition with Morgan Freeman
Some inspiration from a living legend!
April 1, 2019
A Recap of This Week’s Tips: March 25-29th
Hope you had a great week!
March 30, 2019
Don't Overwork Yourself with Leslie Samuel
Self-awareness is key in understanding the best work-life balance for you.
March 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!
March 28, 2019
Send Love
A lesson learned from my mother!
March 27, 2019
Have bad ideas
Did you know that 70% of good ideas come immediately after a bad idea?
March 26, 2019
The Four Stages of Learning
They are unconscious incompetent, conscious incompetent, conscious competent, and unconscious competent. Listen to learn more about it!
March 25, 2019
Weekend Recap March 23rd
Enjoy your weekend!
March 23, 2019
No Excuses with Barack Obama
That chips might be stacked against you, but it's unacceptable to use that as an excuse.
March 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!
March 21, 2019
See Things Through with David Meltzer
Go the full mile, and do that last 1%, because not everyone does.
March 20, 2019
A "Remember To Do This" Technique
Cross your fingers to remember something. And listen to find out why!
March 19, 2019
Will Power Workouts
Will power is like a muscle. It can be grown with time!
March 18, 2019
Weekend Recap March 16th
Have a great one!
March 16, 2019
Organize Your Laptop Desktop
Your desktop is your virtual workspace. Take care of it!
March 15, 2019
"Good things are coming. Can you feel it?"
Just sit back and watch them play out!
March 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!
March 13, 2019
Go Out of Your Way
Find moments to think of others, and do something to help them out!
March 12, 2019
Accept Feedback
Take criticism as constructive feedback, no matter who the source or what's the cause.
March 11, 2019
Weekend Recap March 9th
Enjoy your weekend!
March 9, 2019
Subtracting Vs Adding
What's better - less of something bad, or more of something good?
March 8, 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!
March 7, 2019
Do Not Change Your Nature
As explained in this very meaningful story. Have a listen!
March 6, 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?
March 5, 2019
Use Data to Uncover Deficiencies with Dr. Phil Wagner
Data is the truest feedback you can receive.  Embrace it to make a change.
March 4, 2019
Weekend Recap March 1st
Have a great weekend!
March 2, 2019
Swish's Six Ethics of Life
Something thoughtful for a Friday! Where do you stand on these spectrums?
March 1, 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!
February 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!
February 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...
February 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!
February 25, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 23rd
Have a killer weekend!
February 23, 2019
Own Misunderstandings
If there is a lapse in communication, take responsibility for it. It will help immensely down the road!
February 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.
February 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!
February 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!
February 19, 2019
Write and Revisit
This is a great technique for dealing with problems / concerns in an unemotional state.
February 18, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 16th
February 16, 2019
Make an Effort
You can be a part of important things when you prioritize them in your life.  Make an effort!
February 15, 2019
Valentine's Day Love
It's a day to love everyone!
February 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.
February 13, 2019
Return Your Shopping Cart
Think of your grocery store habits - what do you do?
February 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.
February 11, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 9th
Enjoy the weekend!
February 9, 2019
Tell Your Story
We each have a unique story to tell.  Don't hold back!
February 8, 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.
February 7, 2019
3 Follow Up Tips with Sales Coach Chris Hatfield
Summarize. Connect. Action. Skills that will help you in any relationship!
February 6, 2019
Set Out Your Workout Clothes
Ever have a tough time getting yourself to get that workout done in the morning? Try this!
February 5, 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!
February 4, 2019
Weekend Recap Feb 2nd
Have a good weekend!
February 2, 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?
February 1, 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!
January 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.
January 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.
January 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.
January 28, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 26
January 26, 2019
Balanced Living Mindset with @Excellence.Addiction Founder Mark Lynch
There's no formula to life - everyone needs to find their own balance!
January 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!
January 24, 2019
Start With Talent, Finish With Skill
Innate talent is just potential.  Turning it into a skill is actionable.
January 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.
January 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.
January 21, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 19
Have a good weekend!
January 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!
January 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.
January 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!
January 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!
January 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!
January 14, 2019
Weekend Recap Jan 12
Have a great weekend!
January 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!
January 11, 2019
"Turn your wounds into wisdom."
Hardships we experience may leave scars, but scars remind us of the way we grew.  
January 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.
January 9, 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.
January 8, 2019
2% Mindset
Are you in the 2%?
January 7, 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
January 5, 2019
Take Ownership
There's only one person that can get you to do something, and that person is you!
January 4, 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 :)
January 3, 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!
January 2, 2019
Grateful for 2018
Before we kiss 2018 goodbye let's think about how it helped make us who we are!
January 1, 2019
Do Something New Just Because
Disrupt your normal routine by adding something totally different!
December 31, 2018
Weekend Recap 12/29
Have a great end to 2018!
December 29, 2018
Anchoring Habits
Do you want to create a new habit? Try using a different habit as a trigger!
December 28, 2018
“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”
Control the controllables and don't let others manipulate your perceptions.
December 27, 2018
The Morning Routine of Tony Robbins
Learn how one of the best gets his day started!
December 26, 2018
Holiday Season Introspection
What does the Holiday Season mean to you?
December 25, 2018
Choose Core Principles
What are the tenets that you live by?
December 24, 2018
Recap 12/21
Have a great weekend!
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 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.
December 18, 2018
Monday Messaging with Superfan Company CEO Kim Kaupe
Shake of the week day blues by changing your internal thought patterns!
December 17, 2018
Recap 12/15
See you next week!
December 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.
December 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!
December 13, 2018
Order Without Looking at the Menu
Practice your public speaking and make eye contact by giving your server the attention they deserve.
December 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!
December 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.
December 10, 2018
Recap 12/8
See you next week!
December 8, 2018
Check Your Bank Account
Featuring Irene Whalen, we talk about financial responsibility and how to be accountable to keeping your budget.
December 7, 2018
"Give thanks for a little and receive a lot"
Small moments of appreciation can have large effects!
December 6, 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.
December 5, 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!
December 4, 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.
December 3, 2018
Recap 12/1
Have a great weekend!
December 1, 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 28, 2018
Find Your Blind Spots
We all have our weaknesses, it's best to identify them so you can overcome them.
November 27, 2018
Patience with Kim Kaupe
Be patient! And here is why...
November 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
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 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.
November 15, 2018
Give Honest Feedback
Inspired by the Asch experiment, speak your mind and give honest feedback.
November 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!
November 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.
November 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!
November 10, 2018
Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just release that pent up energy!
November 9, 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.
November 8, 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.
November 7, 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.
November 6, 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.
November 5, 2018
Recap 11/3
Enjoy the recap and have a great weekend!
November 3, 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.
November 2, 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!
November 1, 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!
October 31, 2018
Don't Be Passive Aggressive
Communicate in a constructive way - don't be passive aggressive.
October 30, 2018
Confident Speaking with Paul Carrick Brunson
Listen to expert public speaker Paul Carrick Brunson share his 5 tips to confident public speaking!
October 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
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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
October 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.
October 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.
October 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!
October 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.
October 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!
October 15, 2018
Recap 10/13
Have a great weekend!
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 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.
October 9, 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?
October 8, 2018
Weekly Recap
This past week in review!
October 6, 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.
October 5, 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.
October 4, 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!
October 3, 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.
October 2, 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.
October 1, 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
September 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.
September 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!
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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
September 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.
September 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!
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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
September 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!
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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.
September 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
September 8, 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.
September 7, 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.
September 6, 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.
September 5, 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.
September 4, 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.
September 3, 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
September 1, 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?
August 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!
August 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.
August 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.
August 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.
August 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
August 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.
August 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,
August 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.
August 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.
August 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.
August 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
August 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!
August 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.
August 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!
August 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!
August 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.
August 13, 2018
Recap 8/11
This weekend's recap!
August 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.
August 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.
August 9, 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!
August 8, 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!
August 6, 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.
August 6, 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
August 4, 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.
August 3, 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.
August 2, 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!
August 1, 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!
July 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?
July 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
July 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!
July 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.
July 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!
July 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.
July 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!
July 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
July 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.
July 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!
July 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!
July 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.
July 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.
July 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!
July 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
July 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".
July 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.
July 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.
July 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.
July 9, 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.
July 8, 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.
July 7, 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.
July 6, 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.
July 5, 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.
July 4, 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!
July 3, 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!
July 2, 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!
July 1, 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.
June 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!
June 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!
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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.
June 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".
June 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.
June 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.
June 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!
June 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?"
June 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".
June 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!
June 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.
June 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.
June 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!
June 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!
June 11, 2018
Deliberate Practice
First described by Anders Ericcson, deliberate / purposeful practice is a 5 step process that can create anyone into a master at some skill.
June 9, 2018
Starting a Presentation with Simon Sinek
Captivating speaker and public figure Simon Sinek shares what he believes is the most important part to a speech - the story. When doing this right, you can set the tone for the rest of the presentation.
June 8, 2018
Use Your Strengths with Stephanie Hall
We all have deficiencies in our lives, and that's okay! Stephanie Hall's tip reminds us to embrace our strengths and execute accordingly.
June 7, 2018
Take advantage of your down time by learning a foreign language! Duolingo is an incredible resource that gives many people access to education. Inspired by Luis Von Ahn and the Duolingo team and their efforts to even the playing field!
June 6, 2018
Persistence With Alexandria Marrow
In the face of adversity, be persistent. Young entrepreneur Alexandria Marrow talks about the importance of experience hardship and knowing that it is part of the growing process. "You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated." - Maya Angelou
June 5, 2018
Stand Up With Kim Kaupe
In a business setting, a great display of respect is to stand up when someone enters the room. Although you might stand out when doing this, the act really does portray a lot and is great for first impressions and relationship building.
June 4, 2018
Reflect On Failures
It is important to reflect on times you failed when identifying room for improvement. This tips proposes that you turn outward when rationalizing problems and ask the question "Why?" 3 times to get to the root cause. Then you're in a place where you can manage the problem appropriately.
June 2, 2018
Reframing Negative Situations by Charlie Houpert
This tip comes from Charlie Houpert and his YouTube channel "Charisma on Command". In the show he explains how Chris Pratt is a comedic genius, and how it all stems from the way he chooses to perceive situations. Simply, by placing a positive spin on everything, you can open the door to comedic brilliance and general charisma.
June 1, 2018
Accept Compliments And Breathe JC
Learn how to deal with embarrassment or certain emotional situations by taking a deep breathe, smiling, and saying thank you. It increases the way others perceive your self-confidence and establishes rapport.
May 31, 2018
Tony Robbins' Morning Routine
Tony Robbins is an incredible person because his behavior is built around incredible habits. Every morning he does the same routine that includes 3 minutes of gratitude, 3 minutes sending love to people, and writing 3 goals down for the day.
May 30, 2018
3 Goals For The Day
Write down your 3 goals for the day. It helps provide direction for you and a tangible way to evaluate your productivity in the day!
May 29, 2018
"How Do I Feel" Checks
Performing "How Do I Feel" Checks allows you to get a good sense of your mental state and find any small problems before they grow into big problems. Find a solid trigger that will help you engage in the behavior multiple times a day!
May 28, 2018
Mirroring is when we replicate the behavior of someone else. This from an evolutionarily perspective has played a huge role in relationship building because it is an indicator of similarity. By being aware of the role mirroring plays in conversations, you will be better prepared to have better conversations!
May 26, 2018
Prioritize 1 to 5
Inspired by "Sprint", prioritizing tasks 1 to 5 helps you become more productive and helps you transition between tasks.
May 25, 2018
Content Marketing Strategy with Kaya Ismail
As a content marketing and strategy expert, Kaya Ismail shares the importance of organization and planning within his industry. However, his core lesson revolves around the importance of having good organizational habits that translate in all areas of business and life!
May 24, 2018
9PM To Midnight Is Fair Game
Find time to make your dreams a reality. Your option - 9 PM to midnight!
May 23, 2018
Call A Friend
Today's tip reveals the health benefits of having close friends, and encourages us to get back in touch with those who are important to us but no longer are convenient to hear from.
May 23, 2018
Deep Breathing with Mark Metry
In a stressful situation Mark Metry prescribes 6 deep breaths. By doing so you activate your parasympathetic nervous system to elicit a calming response.
May 22, 2018
Make Your Bed
It is simple - make your bed every morning. By doing so, you set yourself up for success by completing the first task of the day, and having it as reference when other things don't go right. This is an old Marine lesson shared first by Admiral William McRaven.
May 19, 2018
Don't Keep Your Goals Locked Up
Write down your short term and longterm goals every morning in present terms. Whatever you want to be, profess it as true today and let your psyche do its work!
May 18, 2018
Don't Listen To Respond
Innately we are already limited in how much information we can retain and recall. In a conversation, a lot of the information shared is not remembered by the recipient. Active listening, instead of listening with the intent to respond, increases recall and leads to better quality conversations.
May 17, 2018
Managing Distractions with Jake Jordan
Jake Jordan shares that we lose a ton of time everyday because of distractions, and suggests that we are smart with the way we do spend productive time. This comes in two forms - time blocking and scheduling every minute of your day.
May 16, 2018
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