The Daily Stoic
The Daily Stoic
Nov 25, 2020
The Right Amount Is Key
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"If you’re not on guard, you’ll find yourself falling victim to the urge for just one more helping, or I’ve earned that treat. But what we are bad at calculating is what kind of person we’re going to feel like after. It’s like with drinking: it might make you friendlier at first, and then a real monster a few hours later. And the next day? Well then you won’t be good for anything."

Ryan describes why moderation is so critical on today's Daily Stoic Podcast.

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The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman
Scott Barry Kaufman
Noam Chomsky || On Human Nature and Human Progress
Today it’s great to have the legendary Noam Chomsky on the podcast. Noam is a public intellectual, linguist, and political activist. He’s the author of many influential books, including Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, and his latest book with Robert Pollin called Climate Crisis and The Green New Deal: The Political Economy of Saving The Planet. Chomsky is also known for helping to initiate and sustain the cognitive revolution. He’s the Laureate Professor of Linguistics at The University of Arizona and Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT. Topics [02:06] The cognitive revolution of the ‘50s and ‘60s [03:49] Noam’s first encounter with behaviorism [12:41] What it was like to be part of the cognitive revolution [17:49] Implicit learning and artificial grammar [26:30] Noam’s view on modern-day behavioral genetics [28:05] Noam's thoughts on intelligence [32:02] Noam’s take on creativity [38:41] Chomsky's view vs. Foucault's view [42:49] Noam’s thoughts on modern-day social justice movements [45:50] Is there such a thing as human nature? [49:06] Identity vs. human nature [54:54] Noam’s views on race consciousness in America [59:16] Why Noam thinks Trump is the worst criminal in human history [1:00:34] How can democrats appeal to Trump supporters? [1:03:47] Cancel culture [1:05:10] The complexities of the slogan "defund the police" [1:08:36] Noam reflects on his life regrets [1:10:17] Chomsky's life advice
1 hr 13 min
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu
Tom Bilyeu
Get Your Biology to Work for You Instead of Against You | Steven Kotler on Conversations with Tom
Check out our sponsors Butcher Box: New members will get 1 rack of St. Louis style ribs, one pack of bacon, and a pack of pulled pork for free in their first box by going to butcherbox.com/IMPACT Podcorn: Learn more at https://podcorn.com/podcasters/ Athletic Greens: Go to athleticgreens.com/impact and receive a FREE 1 year supply of Vitamin D AND 5 free travel packs with your first purchase! Teachable: teachable.com/impact Do you feel as if you have plateaued in life and are finding it difficult to grow beyond your current state? Do you want to unlock your full potential within, achieve peak performance, and truly become your optimal self? On this episode of Conversations with Tom, New York Times bestselling author, speaker, award-winning journalist and the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective Steven Kotler joins Tom Bilyeu to discuss such matters and more as they explore how you can set forth a plan to overcoming your limitations and truly unlock your best-optimal self. They discuss what the habit of inferiority is, the powerful philosophy of Nietzsche, the skills needed to master peak performance, the importance of setting goals, the beauty of overcoming hard things, where wisdom truly comes from, how to avoid calcification of your imagination, why you sometimes need to think inside the box, the connection between creativity and your mood, and much more.   Pre-order Steven’s latest book, ‘The Art of Impossible’: https://stevenkotler.samcart.com/products/art-of-impossible-book/?undefined   SHOW NOTES: Inferiority | Steven breaks down what the habit of inferiority is. [0:16] Nietzsche | Steven discusses the philosophy of becoming extraordinary. [2:50] Superman | Steven discusses how Nietzsche defined becoming your best version. [6:33] Skills | Steven discusses what we must master to achieve peak performance. [8:52] Art | Steven reveals why he believes peak performance is more of an art than a science. [11:19] Hard-Wired | Steven reveals why biology, not personality, scales. [15:58] Flow | Steven reveals the five key flow triggers to pursuing your optimal self. [21:27] Goals | Steven reveals the power of setting goals and how to approach them. [28:50] Hard Things | Steven reveals why we are hard-wired to overcome difficult things. [30:18] Handling Criticism | Steven reveals how he overcomes adversity and push-back. [35:09] Direction | Steven shares how to not get knocked away from your conviction. [39:17] Development | Steven shares what’s special about his early years in life. [44:14] Growing | Steven shares how as we grow older, who we are becomes clearer. [49:46] Wisdom | Steven discusses what wisdom and genius truly is and how to attain it. [52:33] Imagination | Steven reveals how to avoid the calcification of imagination. [56:25] Disagreement | Steven shares how he approaches criticism within his team. [58:40] Journey | Steven shares his journey to finding his purpose. [1:01:03] Art | Steven shares some of the craziest performance art he’s experienced. [1:03:30] Inside The Box | Steven discusses how you can hack your own creativity. [1:18:20] Creativity | Steven reveals the connection between your mood and creativity. [1:14:23] Substances | Steven reveals if substances can expand your mind and creativity. [1:20:40] Connect | Steven shares how you can connect and continue to follow him. [1:29:59]   QUOTES:   “Man is something to overcome. What have you done today to overcome him?” [7:22]   “Goal setting is both about driving motivation and filtering reality. Our goals filter our reality. When you don’t have goals set properly, you will not notice the opportunities, like you literally won’t see them…”[41:16]   “When you’re young, your potential is infinite. You can be anything really. You could be Einstein. You might be DiMaggio..” [51:38]   FOLLOW STEVEN: Website: artofimpossible.com Website: stevenkotler.com Website: passionrecipe.com Twitter: twitter.com/steven_kotler Facebook: facebook.com/KotlerSteven/ LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/steven-kotler-4305b110/ Instagram: instagram.com/kotler.steven
1 hr 39 min
The Peter Attia Drive
The Peter Attia Drive
Peter Attia, MD
#146 - Guy Winch, Ph.D.: Emotional first aid and how to treat psychological injuries
Guy Winch is a psychologist, author, and co-host of the Dear Therapist podcast. In this episode, Guy speaks to the commonality of the human condition with relatable stories from his decades of therapy sessions as well as his own experience with incessant rumination in the early days of his private practice. He shares insights on what he sees as an epidemic of rumination that leads to career burnout, the consequences of social comparison heightened by social media, and the psychological impact of not recognizing success. He emphasizes the need for a “psychological medicine cabinet” and provides concrete and practical tools for treating emotional injuries. He concludes with a discussion about the widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic on emotional health and how we can use experienced psychologists in a time when it’s especially needed. We discuss: * The unique format and impetus for Guy’s podcast with Lori Gottlieb (3:00); * How Guy pieced together the many different schools of thought in psychology to develop his own unique approach (7:45); * The most important component of successful therapy, and why it sometimes makes sense to “break the rules” (19:30); * Insights extracted from Guy’s own battle with extreme stress and anxiety around finishing his education and starting his private practice (28:15); * The epidemic of rumination, burnout, and the inability to psychologically leave work (34:15); * Antidotes to incessant rumination, and tips for transitioning from work to home to avoid burnout (41:15); * The psychology of complaining: The hidden cost of complaining incorrectly and benefits of learning how and when to complain (52:30); * The consequences of social comparison, and the impact of “failure” on emotional health (1:02:15); * How Guy helps people who struggle to acknowledge any level of success (1:07:30); * Emotional first aid: The importance of a psychological medicine cabinet for treating emotional injuries (1:19:00); * The role of therapists in normalizing the discussion of emotional injuries and illuminating the commonality of feelings (1:27:45); * The widespread impact of the coronavirus pandemic on emotional health (1:35:15); * How to properly use affirmations—a tool for treating psychological injuries (1:42:00); * The importance of nuanced language and the stories we tell ourselves (1:47:30); * Peter’s favorite episode of the Dear Therapist Podcast (1:53:15); and * More. Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/ Show notes page for this episode: https://peterattiamd.com/guywinch Subscribe to receive exclusive subscriber-only content: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ Sign up to receive Peter's email newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter/ Connect with Peter on _Faceboo__k_ | _Twitter_ | _Instagram_.
1 hr 57 min
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Pete Mockaitis
636: How to Advance Your Most Important Priorities with Eric Papp
Eric Papp shares foundational perspectives on saving time and prioritizing effectively.  — YOU’LL LEARN —  1) The one question that cuts your tasks in half  2) The strategy that makes plans stick  3) The key to starting off your week right  Subscribe or visit AwesomeAtYourJob.com/ep636 for clickable versions of the links below.  — ABOUT ERIC —  Eric Papp has a successful history of delivering proven strategies to increase productivity and performance in a complex world.  Before becoming the success he is today, Eric earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. He founded Agape leadership, LLC, an intellectual capital firm focusing on leadership and sales for business performance, with the sole purpose of driving leaders and their teams to success.  As a successful author and public speaker since 2010, he has worked with thousands of managers to aid teams toward success.  Eric Papp has been evaluated as one of the top management trainers in North America for his expertise in leadership effectiveness. His books Leadership By Choice and 3 Values of Being An Effective Person — published by John Wiley and Sons — are both top sellers and recognized for their unique impact in the business world.  Eric now lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Brieann and their daughter Elliana. In his spare time, Eric frequents his local church, engages the community, and practices the kettlebell.  • Keynote: “Better Thinking vs. More Effort”  • Planner: “Priority Planner: A Daily Process of Accomplishing What Matters To You Professionally and Professionally"  • Website: EricPapp.com  — RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW —  • Book: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear  • Book: The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less by Richard Koch  • Movie: “H-E Double Hockey Sticks”  • Practice: Lectio Divina  — THANK YOU SPONSORS! —  • MunkPack. Save 20% on delicious, keto-friendly snacks at Munkpack.com with the promo code AWESOME.  • NordVPN. Get a nice discount and a free month with your 2-year plan at NordVPN.com/awesomeatyourjob with the code AWESOMEATYOURJOB  • Blinkist: Read or listen to summarized wisdom from thousands of nonfiction books! Free trial available at blinkist.com/awesome
33 min
Coaching for Leaders
Coaching for Leaders
Dave Stachowiak
510: How to Reduce Bias in Feedback, with Therese Huston
Therese Huston: Let’s Talk Therese Huston is a cognitive scientist and the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Seattle University. She has written for The New York Times and the Harvard Business Review and has previously given talks at Microsoft, Amazon, TEDxStLouis, and Harvard Business School. Her prior books are titled Teaching What You Don't Know* and How Women Decide*. She's the author of the book Let's Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower*. In this conversation, Therese and I discuss how we can reduce bias that may unintentionally show up in our feedback. We examine several of the key feedback challenges for managers, including telling women they need to speak up, that they are too aggressive, or concerned they will “take it the wrong way.” We also highlight key language that can help leaders make these conversations more productive and transparent. Key Points Managers tend to sugarcoat feedback, but especially when feedback is being given to women. If someone is coming across aggressively, consider language like, “I’m not sure if that feedback is fair or unfair, but I wanted you to know it’s the impression some people have of you.” When giving feedback with the intention to help somebody improve, invoke high standards and assure the other person they can reach those standards. When feedback brings out strong emotion, help people restore their own control vs. trying to control. Research show that when giving feedback to someone whose face stands out, we spout vague pronouncements about how nice they are to be around. Resources Mentioned Let's Talk: Make Effective Feedback Your Superpower* by Therese Huston Interview Notes Download my interview notes in PDF format (free membership required). Related Episodes Three Steps To Soliciting Feedback, with Tom Henschel (episode 107) How Women Make Stronger, Smarter Choices, with Therese Huston (episode 255) How to Manage Abrasive Leaders, with Sharone Bar-David (episode 290) Discover More Activate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.
39 min
Bulletproof Radio
Bulletproof Radio
Dave Asprey
Five Motivators That Fuel Peak Performance – Steven Kotler with Dave Asprey : 784
In this episode of Bulletproof Radio, my guest Steven Kotler believes there’s a formula for the impossible and that the answer lies in our biology. He’s spent a lifetime researching and looking for ways to achieve his own peak performance, and today we get his advice on how you can achieve yours.  In Steven’s newest book, “The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer” he’s combined neuroscience and decades of research to make a playbook for extreme performance improvement and an exploration of the frontiers of human possibility. He lays out four components to maintaining peak performance: motivation, learning, creativity and flow. He’s a New York Times-bestselling author, an award-winning journalist, and has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. He’s also the executive director of the Flow Research Collective, an institute that researches the neuroscience of flow states and trains individuals to harness their own flow-state, so they can achieve more, faster. “One of the qualities of a flow state is this quality of effortless effort,” Steven says. “Bottom-up attention is really what it is instead of top-down attention. It's happening automatically.” While you can’t live in the flow state, we talk about how you can maximize your time in that state and stay in touch with your motivation. “When you talk about intrinsic drive, you're really talking about curiosity, passion, purpose, autonomy, and mastery,” Steven says. “Those five are our big five intrinsic motivators.” Once you have those five things, he explains how it becomes easier to begin setting goals and finding ways to constantly tune into your willpower in order to make them a reality. “Sometimes in peak performance you’ve got to go slow to go fast,” Steven says. “Learning to turn curiosity into passion and passion into purpose. This is one of those places where you got to go slow. Because once you get it right, these are three huge intrinsic motivators. If they're pointing in the same direction, it unlocks a tremendous amount.” Oh, and then we also talk about the time he flew a MIG-17 Russian fighter jet — without knowing how to fly.  Steven has lived an incredible life and has a ton of great knowledge, experience and insight to share. Listen on to learn about what it takes for you to achieve your own brand of impossible. Enjoy! And get more resources at https://daveasprey.com/category/podcasts/ WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS. CHECK THEM OUT! SEO Skills: https://www.stephanspencer.com, use code DAVE for a special discount Personalized Nutrition: https://insidetracker.com/dave, sign up and save 25%   DAVE ASPREY’S NEW BOOK! Order “Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Become the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be” and enroll in Dave Asprey’s first ever Fasting Challenge: https://fastthisway.com
1 hr 15 min
The School of Greatness
The School of Greatness
Lewis Howes
1063 Use This Science to Boost Your Immune System & Fight COVID-19 w/Dr. Roger Seheult
“Just go for the truth and speak what the data speaks and let the rest take care of itself.” Today's guest is Dr. Roger Seheult, who is quadruple board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine through the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is the cofounder of MedCram a medical education company where his mission is to demystify medical concepts for people around the world. This episode was so powerful that it had to be split up into 2 parts! Make sure to watch out for the next episode coming soon! In this first episode Lewis and Dr. Seheult discuss, the importance of Vitamin D and how it can treat COVID-19 and other diseases, the natural remedies for boosting your immune system, the first thing we should do when we start feeling sick, and so much more! For more go to: www.lewishowes.com/1063 Check out Roger’s website: https://www.medcram.com  To learn more about hydrotherapy go to: www.hydrotherapyathome.com and www.hydro4covid.com   Check out Greatness Coaching: www.lewishowes.com/mycoach  The Wim Hof Experience: Mindset Training, Power Breathing, and Brotherhood: https://link.chtbl.com/910-pod A Scientific Guide to Living Longer, Feeling Happier & Eating Healthier with Dr. Rhonda Patrick: https://link.chtbl.com/967-pod The Science of Sleep for Ultimate Success with Shawn Stevenson: https://link.chtbl.com/896-pod
58 min
Finding Mastery
Finding Mastery
Dr. Michael Gervais
Alexi Pappas on Overcoming Depression and Improving Mental Health
This week’s conversation is with Alexi Pappas, an Olympic runner and an award-winning actor and writer. A Greek-American, Alexi is the Greek national record holder in the 10,000 meters. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and also ran for the University of Oregon as a 5th year, leading the team to two NCAA victories. Alexi has been profiled on the cover of the New York Times Sports Page, in Rolling Stone, on NPR's All Things Considered, and was also featured on the cover of Runner's World Magazine's 50th anniversary issu, named as one of the two faces of the "new boom" in running. Her memoir-in-essays, "Bravey," with a foreword by Maya Rudolph was just released – and it’s the reason I wanted to have this conversation. Now more than ever – mental health is at the forefront of what so many of us are dealing with. My hope is that Alexi’s story – one of overcoming depression and seeing a grander version of what her future could look like can help you or a loved one get through any challenges of your own. This is not an easy time... but maybe… this conversation inspires you, that you have more inside you, and reminds you that you’re not alone in this. ----- Please support our partners! We're able to keep growing and creating content for YOU because of their support. We believe in their mission and would appreciate you supporting them in return!! To take advantage of deals from our partners, head to http://www.findingmastery.net/partners where you'll find all discount links and codes mentioned in the podcast.
1 hr 13 min
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
The Art of Charm
Doug Bopst | The Obvious Secret to Conquering Addiction & 3 Steps to Building a Better Life
In today’s episode, we cover how to conquer addiction with Doug Bopst. Doug is an award-winning personal trainer, author, speaker, and business owner, who turned his life around from felon and drug addict to help countless individuals build the confidence and strength to succeed in life.    Substance abuse and addiction goes beyond simply using drugs to experience a temporary high, so what can you do to identify the cause of an addiction, how can you rebuild your life after addiction, and why is physical exercise so important in the recovery process?   What to Listen For   Doug Bopst’s Story - 0:00   What made Doug turn his life around after being convicted of a felony? How did Doug Bopst’s childhood lead to addiction and crime?      Improving Your Life After Addiction - 8:25 (Starts with Johnny saying, “If that energy isn’t channeled…”)   What can you do to remove toxic relationships from your life? How do you leave one social circle to build a new one? What do you look for if you want to make new friends that won’t lead you down a path dangerous to your future?     Conquering Addiction - 21:50 (Starts with AJ saying, “What I want to talk about is…”)   How do you break an addiction without simply ending it and replacing it with another as many do? Why is physical exercise so important when it comes to maintaining a healthy body and mind in addiction recovery? What can you do to build will power so you can build a healthier lifestyle to replace your addiction?   Building Relationships After Addiction - 31:55 (Starts with AJ saying, “Absolutely, that deep why is such an important part…”) What can you do to repair the bridges you burned while you were battling addiction? What happened to the cellmate who inspired Doug Bopst to turn his life around and become the best version of himself?   The source of addiction is not simply wanting a high, but filling a void that can exist in all of us due to pain, trauma, loss, a lack of love, etc. What this means for those suffering from addiction is that the pain is still there even if you stop abusing the substance in question. Addicts use in order to fill that void, so to properly recover, you must find a healthy way of slowly filling the emptiness with a love for yourself. You must become the source of your own fulfillment and happiness.   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 Doug Bopst website The Adversity Advantage Podcast - hosted by Doug Bopst From Felony to Fitness to Free: Everybody deserves a second chance AoC Podcast - BJ Fogg | The Biggest Myth About Habit Formation   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.
47 min
Finding Genius Podcast
Finding Genius Podcast
Richard Jacobs
Supplement Sommeliers: Micronutrient Deficiency and Therapy with Mira and Jayson Calton
Imagine being told as a young adult that you're suffering from osteoporosis so advanced that your bones are that of an 80-year-old. That's what happened to Mira Calton while living what she thought was a healthy life in New York City. She tells listeners what happened next and how she recovered. She and husband Dr. Jayson Calton discuss * How her healthy-sounding diet and lifestyle led to micronutrient deficiency symptoms, * Why micronutrients can cancel each other out and how the Calton formulation addresses and solves these issues, and * What the implications are for various diets and medications as well as resources for more information. Mira and Jayson Calton are authors and founders of Calton Nutrition. They are experts in weight management strategies and micronutrient therapies. Their latest book, _Rebuild your Bones_, specifically addresses bone health tips and effective ways to pair bone health vitamins and other micronutrients. Their past book addresses micronutrient deficiency effects overall. Mira and Jayson met each other after her advanced osteoporosis diagnosis. While researching her condition, which doctors said was irreversible, she received a recommendation to see nutritionist Dr. Calton. Together, they delved into the world of micronutrients, an under-discussed topic in the supplement community. Dr. Calton was able to navigate the science behind what Mira had started to learn. For example, he explains how calcium and magnesium, both bone-building nutrients, share a similar receptor site and actually compete when introduced together. "They're like two screaming kids in a car," adds Mira, preventing each other from progressing. If they're separated, however, they can give their best. He began separating such natural competitors for her and this was the beginning of their micronutrient therapy. They've spent years researching every micronutrient competition that can take place and how to formulate them to prevent this competition. In fact, their formulation is the first and only multivitamin granted a U.S. patent for formulation. Eventually, micronutrient therapy worked to heal Mira's osteoporosis and they've helped numerous clients since. They also discuss ways medications hurt nutrient absorption and how diet effects these issues, such as suggestions for micronutrient rich foods and how each diet has micronutrient weaknesses and strengths. For more about their work, see caltonnutrition.com. Available on Apple Podcasts: apple.co/2Os0myK
52 min
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