Archive Monthly Archives: July 2015

One Question to Live Without Regrets – Day 35 – Season 1

100% honesty today. I ask myself and you a difficult question. This question, if asked daily, can motivate you towards your end goal. We’ll discuss in this episode:

The number one regret people have before they die
● How living the average life creates multiple regrets
How to identify the actions in your life that cause regrets
● And what steps you need to take to live without regret today


Break Through Roadblocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battle – Day 34 – Season 1

Heyo fellow life experimenter. In this session, you and I fist bump and transform our lives by beating the Resistance. What’s the Resistance? It’s the universal force that stops you from achieving great things in life. We’ll learn:

● How to spot resistance in your life, where it shows up most commonly, and most importantly
● How to kick Resistance into submission and create your life’s greatest work
● Plus, you and I tackle the ultimate key to beat Resistance: Going Pro


Halfway There: What I Should Have Done From the Start – Day 33 – Season 1

I share key lessons from the greatest difficulties of starting my 66 Day Experiment

What I would do differently if I were start this all over

Key lessons from the first part of the 66 Day Experiment

  • ­ Habits are hard to establish
    – my exercise habit has been the most difficult to maintain
    — I feel like I almost convince myself not to do it in the mornings, and then before I know it, I have to get ready and go to work
  • –  have the same trigger every day
    —  a worthwhile reward is needed for this podcast; but a tracking system helps too
  • ­ Fear or the Resistance is POWERFUL
    –  give up daily
  • ­ Tracking is essential
    – use the habit tracker
    — wouldn’t have know how far I’ve come
    —  also would realize that these “habits’ wouldn’t actually stick if I track them
  • ­ Accountability + Feedback is essential
    – find someone or someway to be accountable
  • ­ Do differently
  • ­ Probably would record everything and then release it into a podcast
    –  there’s advantages and disadvantages to this
    — disadvantage ­ lack of feedback before it’s all over
    — advantage ­ focus on promoting the podcast more than recording it every day
  • ­ Procrastination has been more difficult than I thought


The Character Quality That Determines Success and How You Can Grow it – Day 32 – Season 1

Learn what quality you need in order to achieve your goals (hint: it’s not money, good fortune, luck, determination, motivation or even willpower!)
● How this quality will trump any hardwiring against success (like procrastination or laziness)
I share how to make this quality a permanent a part of your being


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The Simple Success Principle Everyone Ignores – Day 31 – Season 1

● Once you apply this principle in your life, everything becomes a little simpler
● You’ll learn the key step that you need to take in order to get further ahead on your goals
● Why bees are smarter than you and how to fix that


How to Make Your Thoughts Work for You – Day 30 – Season 1

For too long, I’ve been a negative Nancy. I shot down new and exciting opportunities only because I wasn’t open to the possibilities. But that’s the old me now.

In this episode, you and I learn

  • The power of your thoughts over your daily actions
  • How to identify when you’re thinking too small ­
  • What actions to take in order to make your thoughts work for you


How to Gain the Slight Edge – Day 29 – Season 1

In this episode, I discuss gaining the Slight Edge with my good friend Dave Chesson of


What is the Meaning of YOUR Life? – Day 28 – Season 1

If you’re a human, then you’ve likely thought, “What is the purpose of my life?”

This question is too large to be answered in a 20-minute podcast. However, we read Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and learn how to find meaning even in the face of great suffering.

In this episode, you and I learn

  • ­ How to find meaning, even in a Nazi concentration camp
  • ­ 3 areas of your life that give meaning to you
  • ­ How we flip the question of “What is the meaning of life?” on its head



You’ll Wish You Started This Years Ago – Day 27 – Season 1


Your ONE Thing = Extraordinary Results – Day 26 – Season 1

In this episode I share,

● Myths that stop you from reaching your goals

● A simple question that will make life simpler and boost your productivity

● How to avoid the distractions in your life that stop you from achieving extraordinary results


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