Episode 228 |

Bring Your A-Game with Elliot Roe

Elite performers aren’t overnight successes. Achieving and sustaining peak performance is not for the faint of heart. Or put another way, if you want the glory, you gotta have the guts to earn it. Whether you’re a prodigy, entrepreneur, athlete, author, celebrity, or C suite executive, you can’t reach your full potential without great mentors and without a reliable, high-performing team of people surrounding you who have your back. And if you’re gearing up for an influential, significant, and meaningful kind of life, you should be equipped with the right mindset. How do you achieve all this? Thankfully, my guest for this episode # 228, Elliot Roe, has the answers. Elliot is a leading expert in mindset optimization and is the world’s #1 mindset coach for poker players. In just the last 3 years, his poker clients have won over $50,000,000 in nearly every major tournament title, including the World Series of Poker Main Event. His clientele also includes Olympic medalists, UFC champions, Hollywood actors, business executives, and Wall Street traders. His unique mindset system leverages the power of hypnotherapy to eliminate fears and break through mental blocks, allowing you to operate at peak performance daily. Stay tuned as we take you into the world of high-stakes poker players and elite athletes. We’ll dissect those skills they’ve learned to win big and then we’ll learn how to apply those skills in our own lives. On with the show!

Episode 227 |

The Equation for High Performance with Brian Kight

Can you believe it? 2020 is nearly upon us. It’s crazy how time flies! If you take this season to reflect on the past 12 months and plan for what’s coming, today’s episode might just help you achieve those lofty New Year’s resolutions. Who doesn’t want to live a better life? Whether it’s a job promotion you’re eyeing, a startup you’re building, or a diet you’re following, the feeling of overcoming challenges and becoming a better version of yourself is something determined individuals constantly strive for. But let’s be real, life isn’t a bowl of cherries. You’ll have to exert serious effort to achieve meaningful results. For you to actually get to where you want to go or become who you want to be, you’ll need to understand and internalize the formula E+R=O.  My guest for this episode 227, Brian Kight, is the guy who came up with the aforementioned equation E + R = O. It stands for Event + Response = Outcome. And I can’t wait for Brian to explain the significance of this formula and how it can change your life. Brian is an entrepreneur, global keynote speaker, and an advisor to the Fortune 500, to high growth businesses, and to pro and college sports teams. His ability to help people understand and execute simple skills with elite discipline, both personally and professionally, is what makes his message so practical and powerful. Brian simplifies the complex so you can focus on doing what works for you. This episode is filled with practical advice that will have you equipped to become your best self for 2020! The quality of your response creates the outcome you want regardless of the circumstances that you are in, and you are about to learn how to make that universal law work powerfully in your favor! Let’s get on with it!

Episode 219 |

The Era of Information Overload with David Shenk

Way back in the 90s, in the early days of my first startup, Netconcepts, I read a book that changed how I viewed the information technology revolution. It was called Data Smog: Surviving the Information Glut. I never forgot that book. In fact, I recently looked up the author to see what he's up to these days. And what came out of that was well, this episode number 219. It's my pleasure to welcome to the show my guest today, David Shenk.  He's author not only of the book Data Smog, but many other books, including The End of Patience, The Genius in All of Us, The Immortal Game, and The Forgetting. His books covered topics as diverse as the history of Chess, Alzheimer's disease, and the Grateful Dead. David is also a filmmaker, and he's the creator and executive producer of the Living with Alzheimer's film project. He's a contributor to National Geographic, Slate, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, the Atlantic, and many more.  David was ahead of his time; Data Smog nailed it as far as predicting the negative repercussions of living in an information-saturated world. On this wide-ranging episode, David and I discussed the effects of information overload, including his thoughts on the way it impacts politics and the environment. We also get into the nature of genius, genetics, and Alzheimer's. It's a fascinating episode with a fascinating guest. Enjoy!

Episode 218 |

You’re Too Easily Distracted and It’s Ruining Your Life with Nir Eyal

Put down that phone! How many times a day do you find yourself scrolling Instagram or Facebook? If you are hopelessly addicted, don't feel too bad. These apps are designed to get you hooked and keep you coming back for more. You're just one of the millions who spend their days staring at a screen. But to believe that these apps have figured out some magic formula that we will never be able to escape is simply not true. It turns out that, instead, they've just learned to manipulate our personal triggers. Thankfully, we can hack our own triggers to remove distractions to live more intentionally, and to live a more fulfilling and productive lives.  My guest today on this episode number 218 is Nir Eyal, and his new book is about this exact topic. It's called Indistractable, and it's all about how you can regain control over the technology that is trying to control you. Nir is also the author of Hooked, the founder of two tech companies, and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. The MIT Technology Review dubbed Nir as the prophet of habit-forming technology. Join us for a fascinating discussion that dives deep into the psychology of attention and why our apps have such an insidious hold over us. The secrets to being more productive, and why you should always plan out your workweek.

Episode 216 |

Unlocking Your Highest Potential with Steve Glaveski

Are you born an entrepreneur? Or is it something that can be learned? If you take Steve Glaveski's success as an indicator then it's definitely the latter. Steve is the founder of several companies including Collective Campus and Lemonade Stand. They're all underpinned by the philosophy of making the world a better place by teaching more people to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset. It's a powerful idea and one that I personally find inspirational. One of Steve's arguments is that we not only need more entrepreneurs, but more entrepreneurial employees and organizations like businesses, nonprofits, and governments. It's an idea that I wholeheartedly agree with.  Steve is also the author of Employee to Entrepreneur, a great book published by Wiley that explains the methods and tools that freed him from the nine to five grind. And he's the host of Future Squared Podcast, where he explores the future of business and emerging technologies like AI and Bitcoin. Steve, like me, is also a contributor to Harvard Business Review. As you've probably guessed, Steve likes to think big. So strap yourself in, for this episode number 216, as you're in store for a fascinating discussion on how to really refine that entrepreneurial mindset and build a thriving, adaptable business.