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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

Release Date: 01/15/2020

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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

This morning I was reading John Maxwell’s new book on leadership called Leadershift. He was talking about the importance of humility and quoted pastor and author Rick Warren who tells us: “Humility is not denying your strengths. Humility is being honest about your weaknesses.”

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+1: #1050 Galileo on Optimizing show art +1: #1050 Galileo on Optimizing

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

In our last couple +1s, we’ve been hanging out with Emerson, playing the “I Love You!” game and taking a quick look at the story of our world.

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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

In our last +1, we had fun with the ultimate riddles of life—from skunks and giraffes to watches and pearls. And… The answer to pretty much all of life’s riddles? Love.

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Optimize Interview: Irresistible with Adam Alter show art Optimize Interview: Irresistible with Adam Alter

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

Irresistible. That’s the perfect word to describe the growing array of addictive technologies that are capturing so much of our attention these days.

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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

Ellen Langer is a professor of psychology at Harvard and one of the world's leading experts on the science of wellbeing, and what she refers to as the "psychology of possibility."

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+1: #1035 Yesterday’s Home Run show art +1: #1035 Yesterday’s Home Run

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

In our last +1, we spent some time with John Maxwell and reflected on his wisdom on the pinnacle of leadership influence: Moral Authority.

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+1: #1030 Want to Make It Stick? show art +1: #1030 Want to Make It Stick?

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

We’re going to consult with Barbara Oakley on this one. Barbara taught one of the most popular classes in history. Nearly 2 million people from 200 countries have taken her Coursera class called Learning How to Learn.

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+1: #1025 Exercise: It’s a Well-Being Tool show art +1: #1025 Exercise: It’s a Well-Being Tool

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

In our last couple +1s, we talked about a key (arguably the #1 key) predictor of our long-term health/morbidity: our visceral fat. 

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+1: #1020 Learning Cycles show art +1: #1020 Learning Cycles

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Today we’ll step back a bit and put in an AM Intention practice to go with that PM Reflection practice.

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OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

In our last +1, we had fun chatting about the diploma we give to our Optimize Coaches. It so perfectly captures the underlying purpose of all of our work together that I’d like to share it again. 

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In our last +1, we had fun chatting about the diploma we give to our Optimize Coaches.
 
It so perfectly captures the underlying purpose of all of our work together that I’d like to share it again. 
 
Here it is one more time:
  • Having demonstrated a commitment to areté through the mastery of ancient wisdom, modern science, and the fundamentals of Optimal living—both in their own life and in service to others—let it be known that
  • [INSERT YOUR NAME HERE] is hereby recognized as a Certified Optimize Coach and granted all privileges thereunto appertaining, for as long as they continue to demonstrate their commitment through practice.
  • In witness whereof, we hereby commit to do our best to operationalize virtue and live with areté, honoring the fundamentals and striving to be our Optimize = Optimus = Best = Eudaimōn = Hērō selves in Energy, Work, and Love.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Today I want to chat about one particular subtle little thing from this section: 
 
“… is hereby recognized as a Certified Optimize Coach and granted all privileges thereunto appertaining, for as long as they continue to demonstrate their commitment through practice.
 
I actually laughed as I bolded that.
 
for as long as they continue to demonstrate their commitment through practice.
 
Our program is 300-days long. We graduate after doing a Spartan Race together on Saturday.
 
Then you know what happens on Sunday?
 
We start again.
 
It’s Day 1.
 
Yes, after completing our program and demonstrating Mastery, our Coaches “graduate.” They’re now “certified.” 
 
Then, inspired in part by the the Navy SEALs who need to “earn their tridents every day,” we start again. 
 
And again. And again. 
 
It’s Day 1. 
 
EVERY DAY.
 
Why?
 
Well, as we talk about all the time, moving from Theory to Practice to Mastery isn’t a “Check me out, I’m done!” kinda thing.
 
It’s a constant and never-ending process in which we strive to show up, work our always-evolving protocols and see just what we’re capable of as we make our prior best our new baseline and give the world all we've got.
 
If that sounds like fun, we’d love to have you join us in our 2020 Optimize Coach program.
 
Either way, of course, we’re ALL IN on supporting you and helping you make 2020 THE greatest year of our lives and the start of the greatest decade of our lives.
 
Love and let’s do this!