Imagine you're on the phone with a kidnapper. Your goal is to get them to release their hostage as soon as possible. It's a life or death situation. If you say one wrong thing, it could quickly escalate and you'll have a disaster on your hands. My guest for this episode is Chris Voss. As an FBI Hostage Negotiator for over 24 years, he's been in that exact situation dozens of times. You don't operate in that kind of high-pressure environment without coming away with powerful insights on human nature…

It takes work to be your best self and reach your full potential in life. It's tempting to make excuses when things get tough. Sometimes you might even think about giving up. Then you meet someone who has achieved greatness despite incredible odds and all your little excuses pale into insignificance. Dr. Sean Stephenson is one of those people. Sean was born with a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth. The doctors did not expect him to survive at birth. By the time he was eighteen, he had fractured…

Take a moment to guess what the #1 recreational drug in the world is. Marijuana? Cocaine? Opiates or opioids? Perhaps surprisingly, it’s sugar. That may sound harsh, but when you think about it, it makes sense. Many of us are addicted to it and if you don’t think you are, try going cold turkey for a while!. It’s also much more harmful than many of us realize. For example, if your blood sugar is regularly just 10 points over where it should be, you have five times the risk of…

For this episode I had the honor of speaking with award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, growth strategist, and podcaster Jonathan Fields. He is regularly featured in the media on outlets including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today, and many more. While he’s impressive in everything he does, I particularly admire his success in podcasting; his top-rated podcast, The Good Life Project, gets millions of listens in more than 150 countries. His newest book, How to Live a Good Life, explores his concept of “good life…

This week, we talk to John Gray - the author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. This book is John’s most famous by far, and has been translated into 45 languages in over 100 countries. In this episode, he offers a lot of detailed information and advice (particularly for men) about how to best address relationship dynamics, hormone levels, and health. "You've gotta define 'What am I? What is me? Where am I independent?" And from that place of independence, bring something home, so to speak."John Gray

With so many distractions around us-from social media, to email, and even co-workers-it can be difficult to focus on productivity and concentrate on our work. Cal Newport shares the steps to moving forward in your business and career without being interrupted, so you can accomplish more, while committing to your most important work. We discuss how Deep work will help your business, the best ways to disengage from distractions, and how to find help with admin tasks so you can focus on more important work.

While most entrepreneurs and busy professionals are glued to their email and phone, Tim Feriss mastered the art of delegating. He’s the author of the bestselling book The 4-Hour Workweek and he’s here to share tips on his favorite productivity hack: delegation. The majority of your to-do list can be outsourced, and with a little direction, a virtual assistant can free up your time, allowing you to work less while earning more. We discuss where to find virtual assistants, how to determine what to delegate, hiring the right candidates and…

Is it possible that any pain and suffering you feel is just a projection of your mind, and can be ended, for good? Byron Katie’s method, The Work, has helped countless people around the nation to live happier, more peaceful lives, and she believes that everyone can apply her method to create change. We discuss how to end pain and suffering, learning to forgive and find peace, how to become open to change and more.

Time management. Procrastination. As busy human beings, we struggle with both on a daily basis. Mastering the two will increase productivity in your life, and in turn, boost your bottom line. When you learn to work smarter, you get more out of every minute you put in, and are still left with the energy to pursue the projects you are passionate about. David Allen has perfected a system, Getting Things Done, that is incredibly effective at managing your time and increasing your productivity. We discuss eliminating time-stealing distractions, the importance…

Michael Port is an amazing speaker, trainer, actor, and marketing expert, and he is here to share with us today his top-notch tips on becoming an expert speaker. Whether you want to add public speaking to your resume, learn new tactics for your current speaking gigs, or just want to make a great impression on your fiancé’s parents, today’s episode will leave you feeling confident and ready to connect with your audience, not matter how big or small. We discuss top speaking tips, keeping audiences engaged, and how improving your…

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