Mastery
Play • 16 hr 9 min

by Robert Greene

In this book, Robert Greene demonstrates that the ultimate form of power is mastery itself. By analyzing the lives of such past masters as Charles Darwin, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Leonard da Vinci, as well as by interviewing nine contemporary masters, including tech guru Paul Graham and animal rights advocate Temple Grandin, Greene debunks our culture’s many myths about genius and distills the wisdom of the ages to reveal the secret to greatness. With this seminal text as a guide, readers will learn how to unlock the passion within and become masters.

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Summary of "The Sunflower" by Simon Wiesenthal | Free Audiobook
Come along on a Holocaust survivor’s quest to answer the questions surrounding the forgiveness of a Nazi soldier. Imagine that while experiencing the atrocities of living in a concentration camp, you become confronted with a dying Nazi soldier’s request for forgiveness. Could you forgive a person who played a role in the systematic killing of millions of innocent people? While holding his hand and listening to confessions of the crimes against your own people, many others outside are suffering from starvation, working to death, and being led into gas chambers. Simon Wiesenthal experienced such a scenario during his time at a concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, and he has since been plagued with the question: to forgive or not to forgive? Of course, he has lived with the decision that he made at that moment, but his experience has inspired him to seek answers from others. By speaking with more than 50 people from different walks of life, ranging from religious leaders to fellow genocide survivors, Wiesenthal seeks to answer if he made the right decision. As you read, learn about a dying Nazi’s search for repentance, how Wiesenthal reacts when face-to-face with a murderer, and lastly, why practicers of Judaism believe murderers cannot be forgiven. Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries.
17 min
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Tom Bilyeu
Nutritional Psychiatrist Shares the Key Foods for a Sharp Brain | Dr. Drew Ramsey on Health Theory
Check out our Sponsors Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory Butcher Box: For a limited time, new members can get 2 free New York strip steaks and 1 pack of bacon in their first box when you sign up at butcherbox.com/IMPACT NorthOne: northone.com/impact Theragun: Try Theragun for 30 days starting at only $199. Go to Theragun.com/IMPACT and get your Gen 4 Theragun. Do you ever feel like you´re losing enthusiasm for life and struggling to enjoy the things that would usually make you happy? Initial signs of depression and anxiety can manifest through minor issues like losing your nerves about your in-laws or getting angry for no reason at all. But what if there is a way to fight depression with the food you eat? What might surprise you: Your current diet might be the source of your anxiety and depression. Your mood is directly impacted by what you eat. With the proper evidence-based nutrition, it is possible to take control of anxiety, boost your mood and live a life full of joy. In this episode of Health Theory, Tom Bilyeu is joined by Nutritional Psychiatrist, Men’s Health advisor, and author Drew Ramsey to discuss such matters and more as they explore the current state of depression. They also explain why nutrition is the easiest way of influencing depression positively and uncover a psychological lever to reduce your anxiety. Furthermore they disclose the way your anxiety is influenced by the foods you eat, which foods you should avoid and finally why you shouldn´t lose hope if you currently struggle with mental illness.   PRE-ORDER DR. RAMSEY'S BOOK: https://amzn.to/2ZRDTBq   SHOW NOTES: The current state of depression. [01:05] Why nutrition is the easiest way of influencing depression positively. [1:25] A psychological lever to reduce your anxiety. [2:41] How your anxiety is influenced by the food you eat and the food that causes Tom anxiety. [3:36] What creates lasting change, and how to lead with kindness to change behavior. [6:44] Why most diets fail. [8:40] The food basics almost every Nutritional Psychiatrist agrees on and why they matter. [9:25] Drew reveals the things that are NOT part of every good diet. [12:03] One thing Tom and Drew disagree on. [14:29] Why knowing where your food comes from can help you cure loneliness. [19:11] The big benefits of eating seafood and the top 3 kinds of seafood to beat depression. [24:40] How Omega 3 fats in seafood work like snipers in your immune system. [28:00] Drew´s on being vegan and which fats are bad for you. [30:25] What you should rather do than buying expensive tests and supplements. [33:35] How moving away from New York to a farm improved the mental health of Drew. [34:34] Why you shouldn´t lose hope if you currently struggle with mental illness. [42:29]     QUOTES: “It´s an epidemic. Everything is going up. Depression is up...Recently showing male depression is up 60-70% over the last 12 months.” [1:05] “They found that the risk of depression during quarantine, if your nutrition is bad, went up over 1000%.“ [1:55] “There are foods that people need to cut out of their diet. Diets need to change drastically…” [7:15] “All good diets are lacking ultra-processed foods. The reason I think they´re evil because of the way they increase inflammation.” [12:12]   “We did a research study where we said: When we look at all the literature, what are the top nutrients that are most important for brain health and helping depression? Twelve nutrients stand out. So we asked ourselves: What foods have the most of these 12 nutrients? Aside from plants, 3 of the top 5 foods were seafood.” [26:00]   “I have treated people with every type of mental illness, and it´s actually what gives me hope. It´s what gives me strength and resilience. I have seen people who have it so hard with what happens in their minds, and to see them just do amazing things: Start companies, have families, whatever it is, makes me very hopeful.“ [42:57]   FOLLOW DR. RAMSEY: Website: www.drewramseymd.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewramseymd/
53 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
646: Redefining the Rules to Make Work More Enjoyable with Vishen Lakhiani
Vishen Lakhiani shares foundational principles to make work more fulfilling.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) How the most successful people find bliss in their work  2) How to keep stress from fazing you  3) Why hustling hurts your career  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep646 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT VISHEN —  Vishen Lakhiani is one of today’s most influential minds in the fields of personal growth and human consciousness. He is the founder and CEO of Mindvalley and behind several top-ranking health and wellness apps. He also has two New York Times best-selling books, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind and The Buddha and the Badass. With an incredible passion and drive to unite humanity and challenge the status quo, he has built a movement of growth-seekers, spanning across 195 countries, engaging more than 15 million followers on social media, and nearly half-a-million students online each year.  • Vishen’s book: The Buddha and the Badass: The Secret Spiritual Art of Succeeding at Work  • Vishen’s book: The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms  • Vishen’s website: MindValley.com  • Vishen’s Instagram: @vishen  • Vishen’s meditation: The 6 Phase Meditation  • Vishen’s speech: “The Theory of Awesomeness”  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Tool: Airtable  • Book: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor  • Book: Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential and How You Can Achieve Yours by Shirzad Chamaine  • Book: Rumi's Book of Poetry: 100 Inspirational Poems on Love, Life, and Meditation by Rumi  • Poem: “I Was Early Taught to Work As Well As Play…” by John D. Rockefeller, Sr.  • Poem: “The Guest House” by Rumi  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • FSAstore.com. Use your flex spending account funds with the greatest of ease! Save $20 on a $150+ purchase with promo code AWESOME.  • Monday.com. Experience a 14-day free trial of the Work OS that boosts the ownership, joy, and efficiency of work.
39 min
BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books
BookThinkers: Life-Changing Books
Nicholas Hutchison
45. Chris Guillebeau: Author of The Money Tree
The World’s #1 Personal Development Book Podcast! In this episode, I have the pleasure to interview author Chris Guillebeau. Chris is the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, Side Hustle, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday. His daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than two million times a month. Our conversation today is all about his newest release, The Money Tree: A Story About Finding the Fortune in Your Own Backyard. This fun business fable answers the question, “What if the solution to your money problems is right in front of you?” Please enjoy this amazing conversation with Chris Guillebeau. Today’s episode is sponsored by Audible. Try Audible for free: www.bookthinkers.com/audibletrial. The purpose of this podcast is to connect you, the listener, with new books, new mentors, and new resources that will help you achieve more and live better. Each and every episode will feature one of the world's top authors so that you know each and every time you tune-in, there is something valuable to learn. If you have any recommendations for guests, please DM them to us on Instagram. (www.instagram.com/bookthinkers) If you enjoyed this show, please consider leaving a review. It takes less than 60-seconds of your time, and really makes a difference when I am trying to land new guests. For more BookThinkers content, check out our Instagram or our website. Thank you for your time!
36 min
The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
The Mindvalley Podcast with Vishen Lakhiani
Mindvalley
Your Passport To Unlimited Happiness - Gretchen Rubin
“We have to recognize that when we're with other people, we may have to accommodate different preferences and different styles.” Named by the New York Times as “the queen of the self-help memoir”, Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. She draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. In this episode, Mindvalley founder, Vishen Lakhiani and Gretchen Rubin talk about how to get your instant passport to happiness. Listen out for: * The definition of clutter-blind. * Why cleaning up can be a source of conflict. * The concept of The 4 Tendencies. * How to hack your habits to achieve your aim. * Live Bonus Q&A Session. Bonus: * Grab your copy of Gretchen’s book “Outer Order, Inner Calm” here 👉 https://gretchenrubin.com/books/outer-order-inner-calm/about-the-book * Find Vishen’s notes on the episode here 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/VishenGretchenNotes * Subscribe to Mindvalley All Access to discover 30+ Mindvalley Quests – at a surprisingly low annual fee. You can also watch our podcast sessions live, interact with the guests, connect with the world’s best teachers and find your community here 👉 https://go.mindvalley.com/NOW Like this episode? Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes and Spotify. Tag us @Mindvalley on Instagram or Twitter too.
50 min
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
The Cheat Code to Building Deep Relationships and Being Unforgettable Toolbox
In today’s episode, we cover emotional bids with AJ and Johnny.   Understanding emotional bids is the cheat code to building great relationships, but what are they, how do you recognize them, and why does ignoring them lead to the end of relationships?   What to Listen For   Why are Emotional Bids Important - 2:25    Why is it so important to your relationships to be able to recognize them?  How can ignoring your partner’s emotional bids lead to the end of your relationship? Why is it important to actively listen for emotional bids when you’re talking to someone?     What is an Emotional Bid - 16:38    What is an emotional bid and how do you recognize when someone is trying to get you to connect? Why is it more important to pay attention to the emotions behind the words than the words themselves? How do you make someone want to text you back? What can you do to be unforgettable after one conversation with someone?   Common Emotional Bids and the 3 Ways to Respond -  27:30 What is a bid for attention and how should you respond to it? What is a bid for emotional support and how should you respond to it? What does it mean to turn toward an emotional bid and how can turning away from them or against them cause your relationships to crumble? What are the 3 ways we can respond to emotional bids and which one is guaranteed to make your relationship fail?   How to Use Emotional Bids to Strengthen Relationships - 48:02 What simple exercise can you use to become aware of emotional bids from the people you interact with on a daily basis? How can a lack of awareness of emotional bids lead to divorce and what can you do to be more aware of them in your partner?   Emotional bids are our way of expressing vulnerability without feeling like we’re taking a big risk, so if we can recognize the emotional bids in others, acknowledge them, and respond appropriately by turning toward them, we can make the people we care about feel more comfortable being more vulnerable and connecting with us.   A Word From Our Sponsors Share your vulnerabilities, victories, and questions in our 17,000-member private Facebook group at theartofcharm.com/challenge. This is a unique opportunity where everyone — both men and women — celebrate your accountability on the way to becoming the best version of yourself. Register today here!   Resources from this Episode Why Emotional Connection Makes or Breaks a Relationship (AoC Episode 719) Turning Toward Emotion (AoC Episode 720) The Love Lab - Gottman Institute Art of Charm Emotional Bids Cheat Sheet X-Factor Accelerator Mentorship Core Confidence Coaching Program   Check in with AJ and Johnny! AJ on Instagram Johnny on Instagram The Art of Charm on Instagram The Art of Charm on YouTube See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1 hr 2 min
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