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Greatest Year Ever 2019 (Intro)

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

Release Date: 12/28/2018

+1: #1094 Purpose 2.0 show art +1: #1094 Purpose 2.0

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time

In his great little book Life’s Great Question, Tom Rath talks about how to create more meaning in our lives by creating more meaning in our work. Of course, having a sense of purpose is central to creating a life of meaning. But…

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+1: #1090 We’re Only the Light Bulbs show art +1: #1090 We’re Only the Light Bulbs

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Richard Rohr is one of my new favorite teachers. Alexandra got me his book called Falling Upward after I told her how much I loved David Brooks’ The Second Mountain. Apparently it’s recommended alongside that book on Amazon. With 1,400+ reviews, Alexandra thought I might like it.

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+1: #1085 Relationship Bid Math show art +1: #1085 Relationship Bid Math

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In our last +1, we talked about being Efficient vs. Effective. Efficiency? It’s GREAT for managing our time and completing tasks. Not so great for creating EFFECTIVE relationships with people.

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+1: #1080 How You React show art +1: #1080 How You React

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In our last couple +1s, we flipped through my notes from session number 150-something with my Yoda/spiritual Godfather Phil Stutz.

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+1: #1075 What Went Well? (And Why?!) show art +1: #1075 What Went Well? (And Why?!)

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Gratitude. Yes, we’ve been chatting about it quite a bit recently. That’s deliberate. You know how we recently established the (scientifically-validated) Top 2 virtues as Zest + Hope? Well… 

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Interview: The Power of Purpose and Ideals with William Damon show art Interview: The Power of Purpose and Ideals with William Damon

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William Damon is one of the world's leading scholars on human development. As the Director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence, Professor of Education at Stanford University, and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Damon's research explores how people develop purpose and integrity in their work, family, and civic life. In his most recent book, The Power of Ideals, Professor Damon shares how we all have the power to cultivate more noble, moral possibilities in our lives.

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+1: #1070 Taking Things FOR GRANTED vs. AS GRANTED show art +1: #1070 Taking Things FOR GRANTED vs. AS GRANTED

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In our last couple +1s, we talked about the science of gratitude and explored some tips on Robert Emmons’ #1 practice: Gratitude Journaling. Today I want to chat about one of the distinctions I most loved from his book Gratitude Works!

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Optimize Interview: The End of Alzheimers with Dr. Dale Bredesen show art Optimize Interview: The End of Alzheimers with Dr. Dale Bredesen

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Alzheimer’s. Even just thinking about that dreaded disease freaks you out a bit, eh? Over 5 million people in the US alone have Alzheimer’s. 1 in 9 people over 65. We’re told that there’s little we can do to prevent it and even less (make that: nothing) we can do to reverse it. Well... What if we could put an End to Alzheimer’s?

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+1: #1065 A Quick Ticket to Ick show art +1: #1065 A Quick Ticket to Ick

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In our last +1, we talked about how to sidestep depression and anxiety. I still can’t believe that scientists have identified a threshold for our step counts under which we make ourselves more vulnerable for anxiety and depression.

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+1: #1060 Facing a Challenge? show art +1: #1060 Facing a Challenge?

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In our last +1, we left Zeno the leopard gecko in his terrarium and hung out with Zeno the founder of Stoicism. As we discussed, Zeno was a wealthy merchant who arrived in Athens via shipwreck, discovered philosophy and then told his students that “he had come to value wisdom more than wealth or reputation.” 

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Ready to make 2019 the Greatest Year of Your Life? Me, too. It’s time to Operationalize Virtue—getting (even more) clarity on what our Optimus selves look like and getting even better at consistently showing up AS that best version of ourselves. In this class, we review why we do what we do together, take a quick trip to hell (yikes!) then to Michelangelo’s studio (yay!) then we get to work sculpting our Energy, Work and Love—taking the time to wrap our souls around our Identity + Virtues + Soul Goals + Algorithms that will drive our Masterpiece Days as we Dare to step thru Fear Doors into all we’re destined to be. Hope you love it and looking forward to LITERALLY making this year the greatest year of your life in an unending string of such awesome years!