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Jan 22, 2021
Eat That Frog (21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time) by Brian Tracy [Productivity] {#303} #BriefAudioBook - 23 January 2021
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Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy

[Productivity] {#303} #BriefAudioBook - 23 January 2021

Eat That Frog

21 Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

Brian Tracy

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Are you constantly feeling overwhelmed because there are just too many things to do in a day? And have you ever wondered why some people seem to accomplish more than others, even while working in similar environments and with the same amount of time? It is because people work at different levels of productivity. In this book, you will learn the tricks and tactics you can use to boost your productivity and consequently, accomplish more within a smaller time frame.


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The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
The 5 AM Miracle with Jeff Sanders
Jeff Sanders
Breathwork, Meditation, Wim Hof, and Cold Therapy with Robbie Bent
Episode Show Notes jeffsanders.com/381 . Learn More About the Show The 5 AM Miracle Podcast . Free Productivity Resources Join The 5 AM Club! . The 5 AM Miracle Book Audiobook, Paperback, and Kindle . Connect on Social Media Facebook Group • Instagram • Twitter • LinkedIn . Episode Summary Breathe — Just Sit There and Breathe Stressed? Breathe. Struggling? Breathe. Sometimes the only way forward is breathing like your like depends on it. In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I speak with Robbie Bent, CEO and co-founder of Inward Breathwork about breathing on purpose, meditation, Wim Hof, cold therapy, plant-based medicines, and a whole lot more. . Resources Mentioned in this Episode Gusto [Get 20% off your first purchase of The Good with code 5AMMIRACLE] Stamps.com [Get a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with code 5AM (click on the microphone on the top of the homepage)] The 5 AM Miracle Audiobook [Read by Jeff Sanders] Focus@Will [Start your 2-week free trial] Inward Breathwork [Robbie’s breathwork company] @robbiebent1 [Robbie on Twitter] @inwardbreathwork [On Instagram] The Benefits of Breathwork and Extreme Cold Exposure [Article from Robbie Bent] Inward Breathwork Video [Social health club] Wim Hof [Revolutionary breathing and cold therapy techniques] Breathe [Book by James Nestor] Oura Ring [Accurate health information] . Robbie Bent Robbie Bent, is building Inward, a company in the mental health space combining physical spaces (ice baths + saunas) and the largest library of breathwork content in the world. Inward is building a cutting edge community for improving mental health in a fun and accessible way. Prior to Inward, Robbie spent 4 years leading ecosystem growth at the Ethereum Foundation, a $180 billion cryptocurrency. He also runs a Clubhouse Show on Psychedelic Medicines, has done 4 Vipassana retreats and is an avid kitesurfer. You can learn more about him and follow him on Twitter: @robbiebent1.
42 min
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
Mira Kirshenbaum | The Biggest Myth About Arguments & How to Deal With Finances In A Relationship
In today’s episode, we cover relationships and conflict resolution with Mira Kirshenbaum. Mira is the author of eleven books, the co-founder and clinical director of The Chestnut Hill Institute in Boston, an internationally recognized center for research and psychotherapy for couples, families and individuals, and has been a workshop leader and trainer for medical professionals at Harvard Medical School and other institutions.   Despite what Hollywood tells us, relationships are not easy and are not always pleasant, so why do couples fight, how do we resolve conflicts in a way that both partners can be satisfied with the outcome, and how do we reframe love in the 21st century to be a reasonable goal we can work toward?   What to Listen For   Why Do Couples Fight - 1:57    Why do couples fight and what do you need to stop doing to prevent future fights? Why do we imitate the power moves of our parents in our own relationships? What does it mean to feel disempowered in a relationship? How do people use distance to hurt their significant other and what can we do to overcome that?     The 8 Core Experiences of Love - 11:00 (starts with AJ saying, “When we think about fights…”)   What should you do everyday to build and maintain healthy relationships with the people you care about? What does it mean to be fair in a relationship? What question should you ask to find out how best to support your significant other when you’re not sure what to do? What does it mean to show respect for your significant other? Is passion a one time thing in a relationship, or is it cyclical?   Conflict Resolution in Relationships - 28:30 (starts with AJ saying, “Now we had Annie Duke on our show…”) How can you use quantification to solve arguments in your relationships? What is the 1-2-3 method and how can you use it to stop arguments from blowing up? What questions can you ask your partner to better understand their concerns about an issue you two are facing? What are the 2 magic questions you should always be ready to ask when you and your partner are facing an issue? What can you do to handle the financial side of a relationship so it doesn’t ruin a great partnership? What do power moves look like that revolve around money?   Reframing Love in the 21st Century - 46:00 What is the biggest myth about love in modern times and what can we do to reframe love so it is not based on fairy tales? How much work is necessary for maintaining a successful relationship? What are the 4 kinds of relationships and what can you learn from them so you know what to avoid in the future? What are the most important steps to take and conversations to have before you have children?   Relationships are often portrayed as the happy ending and the beginning of a trouble-free life filled with love and affection. But any healthy relationship is going to take a lot of work and communication - they don’t just happen. People are too different from one another to be able to come to a quick & easy agreement on everything. We all have different beliefs, thoughts, and expectations about love and relationships, and even life. We must be willing to learn about each other and if you want a relationship to last, both of you must put in the work to maintain it.   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 Mira Kirshenbaum on Facebook Mira Kirshenbaum on Twitter Mira Kirshenbaum’s books on Amazon Why Couples Fight by Mira Kirshenbaum Annie Duke | The Secret Ingredient to Making the RIGHT Decision When It Really Matters   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.
43 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
645: How to Make a Bigger Impact by Connecting First with Dr. Melanie Katzman
Melanie Katzman shares strategies for establishing a great connection to facilitate great work.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The trick to a great first impression  2) The one question to gain better perspective  3) The listening hack that makes all the difference  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep645 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT MELANIE —  Dr. Melanie Katzman is a business psychologist and coach to the world’s top public and private companies. Her latest book, Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work, is a #1 WSJ bestseller.  She has delivered workshops and keynotes to organizations worldwide for three decades. During COVID-19, she is an especially sought-after virtual speaker, giving groups the tools for coping with newfound daily stressors, teaching immediately actionable techniques that have meaningful and enduring results.  Melanie has been featured in the financial and popular media, and has appeared on numerous podcasts and television outlets.  • Book: Connect First: 52 Simple Ways to Ignite Success, Meaning, and Joy at Work  • Instagram: melaniekatzman  • Facebook: Melanie Katzman  • LinkedIn: Melanie Katzman  • Twitter: @melaniekatzman  • Website: MelanieKatzman.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns  • Website: Above the Law  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
32 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
THE BRENDON SHOW
THE BRENDON SHOW
Brendon Burchard
How to Enjoy Life More
On social media, it seems like everyone else has their life figured out. But the truth is, we're all a 'hot mess' from time to time. In this episode, be reminded that it's okay to be busy and hectic, as long as we honor the struggle, have fun in the process, and give ourselves the love we need to have a healthy perspective on life. On your path to being kind to yourself, consider this: "We tend to think that our vision for our life is an outcome where everything goes well, but the real question is are you living into the vision and enjoying it as it is happening? The vision is the journey and the journey is the vision.” If you'd like to be less hard on yourself and enjoy challenging moments, this episode is for you! For coaching from Brendon and some of the best personal development experts in the world for less than $1 per day, visit: GrowthDay.com Get our HPX Supplement HERE: hpxwellness.com Get your High Performance Planner HERE: highperformanceplanner.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube vlog. New episodes (almost) weekly. Join 2 million subscribers on my weekly newsletter, FOUR BREAKTHROUGHS. Get a free copy of my book High Performance Habits (I bought it for you, you just pay your shipping). Follow me on Instagram. ABOUT: Brendon Burchard is the world’s leading high performance coach and one of the most-watched, quoted and followed personal development trainers in history. He is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author and in the Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook, with over 10 million fans across his pages. O, The Oprah Magazine, and Success Magazine have both named him one of the most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement. Brendon's videos have been viewed more than 200 million times, and 2 million students have completed his personal development online courses and video series. He's created 13 blockbuster online courses, including the most popular motivation, confidence, and habits online video courses of all time. For these results, Success Magazine featured him on its cover, and Oprah.com named him “one of the most successful online trainers in history.” A #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and #1 USA Today best-selling author, his books include High Performance Habits, The Motivation Manifesto, The Charge, The Millionaire Messenger, and Life’s Golden Ticket. Meet me at Brendon.com
32 min
Stoic Coffee Break
Stoic Coffee Break
Erick Cloward
175 - Circumstances and Choices
One of the core tenants of Stoicism is understanding the things we control and the things we cannot control. Today I want to discuss this a bit more in depth. _“Some things are within our power, while others are not. Within our power are opinion, motivation, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever is of our own doing; not within our power are our body, our property, reputation, office, and, in a word, whatever is not of our own doing.”_ _— Epictetus_ Circumstances and Externals First, I want to focus on the things that we don’t have control over. Our property is anything that we own. We don’t control what happens to our things. An earthquake, fire, or flood could ruin our home. Someone could crash into our car. Our computer or jewelry or money could be stolen. Our reputation, or namely, what other people think of us. This is hard because we want to be liked by other people, and to some extent are driven by what others think of us. But simply put, we have absolutely no control over what other people think of us. As an aside to this, since we cannot control what other people think of us, this also means that we cannot control other people. Since other people’s moods and actions are driven by how they think, and we cannot control what they think, we cannot control other people. Our office, or the position in life. This includes things like the circumstances of out birth. For example, we don’t control if we were born white or Black, Finnish or Filipino. We can’t control the nation that we are born in. We can’t control if we are born into a wealthy family. These are all things that are just pure luck. This also includes aspects of our career or politic power. We can choose our career, but how successful we are is not up to us. We can work hard and make the best choices we can, but we often get promoted at work because of the choices of other people. We may choose to run for political office but we get elected to office because other people vote for us. Probably the most surprising thing for many on the list of things that we don’t control is our body. You might think, well, I do have control over my body. Can you stop your body from breaking down? Can you stop simply make an illness stop? No, you can’t. Thinking Now that we clarified what things outside of our control, let’s dive into what we do have control over. Epictetus tells us we control how and what we think. Let’s take each of the things that he mentions and dissect it. Opinions are our judgments about people and events. These are our beliefs about the world. These are formed by our experience, our knowledge, what other people have told us, and our own biases and superstitions. These are the things that we think of as “true”, and in a sense, they are true for us. Motivations are the reasons and meanings that we give to things, or why we think things happen the way they do. When we make assumptions about why people do things, we are ascribing motivations to them. This is of course just our opinion about why we think they do something. Desires are things we want, such as material things, career, personal pursuits and growth. These our own motivations. This is the “why” behind the things that we do. Aversions are things we avoid, dislike, and may even hate. This is the “why” or the motivation behind the things we avoid or will not do. These things that Epictetus has laid out are the things that influence our thinking. They are integral to our complete thought process. Each of these aspects is so important to understand because how we think is the key to the choices that we make, and the actions we take. Choices So when it comes down to it, our thoughts and choices are the only things that we actually have control over. Everything else is outside of our control. Everything. When you look at everything as a circumstance or a choice, it becomes much easier to see what our options are in any situation. When we clearly understand what our options, it is easier to make a choice, and those choices lead to actions, which lead to the results we get. We many not have many options. We may not like our options. They may completely suck. But the better we get at clearly recognizing our options, the more willing we are to make choices. The more choices we make, the better we get at making better choices. Shifting to this way of thinking is not easy. From my experience, most of us go through life thinking that we have a lot more control over what happens to us. When we recognize that we have very little control over what happens to us in life, it can be downright scary, or it can be downright liberating. The less we have control over, the more we can focus on the things that we do have control over. We can focus on understanding how we think. We can examine our opinions. We can see if our beliefs about things are holding us back or influencing us in a way that is detrimental. We can stop wasting energy on things we don’t control. The most important thing that we can do each day is to practice seeing what our options are and making choices. _“If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”_ _— Neil Peart (Drummer and lyricists of Rush)_ It’s okay to decide not to make a choice. Sometimes we don’t have enough information, or we feel overwhelmed by too much information. Sometimes is not a choice that is worth our time. Steve Jobs and Barack Obama both simplified their wardrobes so that they did not have to spend time make choices they felt were unimportant. You can do the same. Choosing to not make a choice, or to delay a choice, is still making a choice. But by making it intentional, you are exerting control over your life. Influence Many of the things we cannot control, we may think that we have influence over. But I want to caution about this way of thinking. I think we should view things as either circumstances OR as things we can control. Why is it important to get rid of this grey area? Because believing we have influence over something is a messy area that can lead to very poor choices. “Influencing” is not an action, it is just a perception. You can’t choose to influence someone or a situation. However, you can make a choice, take an action, and the result of that action may or may not influence someone or influence an outcome. Influence is also something difficult, if not impossible, to measure. When you think that you have influence over something, you think that you have some semblance of control over it. By keeping things clearly in the categories of things you do have control over, and things you do not have control over, you are able to think more clearly, and you don’t fall victim to hubris. Practice So how do we become better at seeing our options and making choices? I plan on making an episode about how to make better choices, so that I can give it the focus that needs. But in the meantime, taking some time each day to write down your options when it comes a decision is a good place to start. You can also examine the choices you make each day and eliminate the ones that are not important. Clearly seeing things we do and don’t have control over is a skill that can impact every aspect of our lives. It can help lower our stress and help us make better and faster decisions. It can save us energy by focusing on the important things in our lives and letting go of the rest.
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