MeaningfulHQ.com | EP096: You Are Perfect

 

WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • MeaningfulHQ.com | EP096: "You Are Perfect" - In this episode, we discuss a few pearls of wisdom from "The Fifth Agreement" by don Miguel Ruiz (Get the book here: http://amzn.to/1jJ5MUK)

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 4:57pm PDT

MeaningfulHQ.com/mini-habits.html | Episode 093: 12 Powerful "Mini Habits" To Practice Daily

WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • “Mini habits” are daily routines/rituals that take just a few minutes to perform, but have huge returns in the overall quality of your life as a result of doing so. In this episode, I'll discuss my top 12 mini habits and how you can put them into action on a daily basis to enhance your lifestyle.

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    • The power of "mini habits"
    • Which mini habits you can practice each day to dramatically enhance the quality of your life
    • How to become more productive and get more done in less time by leveraging mini habits

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Direct download: 093_-_12_Powerful_Mini_Habits_To_Practice_Daily_-_10215_5.23_PM.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

MeaningfulHQ.com | Episode 091: Respond Rather Than React (To Life)

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Direct download: 091_-_Respond_Rather_Than_React.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 5:00am PDT

MeaningfulHQ.com/habit-ramps.html | 090: Habit Ramps

WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • In this episode, we'll talk about a concept I refer to as the "Habit Ramp" -- reminders/triggers/cues to help you start --and stick with--a habit.

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https://www.getflashnotes.com

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Direct download: 090_-_Habit_Ramps.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 12:20pm PDT

MeaningfulHQ.com | 089: Constraints = Freedom

WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • In this episode, you'll learn about a counter-intuitive idea: constraints = freedom. Once you learn how constraints create freedom -- we'll talk about several ways in which you can apply this idea to your life / business / work / goals

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https://www.getflashnotes.com

  • Visit Dean's blog at http://www.deanbokhari.com for more science-backed articles, videos, and book summaries on: Personal Growth, Business, Scientific Self-Help, Lifehacks, Productivity, Motivation, and Meaningful Work.

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Direct download: 089_-_Constraints__Freedom_-_92315_10.37_AM.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 10:46am PDT

MeaningfulHQ.com/decide-to-cut-off.html | 088: DECIDE (to cut off other options)

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WHAT YOU'LL DISCOVER IN THIS EPISODE:

  • In this episode, we'll talk about the power of deliberate decisions... More specifically, you'll discover what it means to DECIDE — to cut off everything but what’s most important.

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  • Decision-making
  • Life purpose
  • Root-meaning of the word, "decide" / to define decide
  • Going from "good" to "great"

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:53am PDT

Meaningfulhq.com/i-get-to.html  //  How much of your day is spent doing things you have to do (as opposed to the things you get to do.) In my experience, the people who’ve built the most fulfilling + successful lifestyle are those that spend the majority of their time in the “I get to” zone ... and this isn’t because they’ve gotten really good at delegating all of their "have to dos" (although it's true to a certain extent) but because they’ve REDEFINED the way they perceive their lives.

They go from "I have to" to "I get to"

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Direct download: 086_-_Get_to_do_vs_Have_to_do.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:04pm PDT

Meaningfulhq.com/should-you-share-your-goals.html // 086: Should You Share Your Goals?

* Q: “Should I share my goals, or would it be better to keep them private?” —(Question submitted by Roy L.)


Your goals—to share, or not to share?

Short answer: it depends on the goal.

Personally, I always used to share my goals with anyone who’d listen …

..But I quickly realized this wasn’t the smartest approach because of the sheer number of individuals that love drinking Haterade (otherwise known as: haters, dream killers, negative people, pessimists, etc.)

So, I ended up modifying my goal-sharing approach and splitting my goals up into two distinct categories...

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 10:44am PDT

MeaningfulHQ.com | 085: We Need Vision 

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George Bernard Shaw once said, “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

So, what’s the best way to go about “creating yourself”?

I believe it begins by creating a vision.

Everything big begins with a compelling vision—a clear mental picture of what you want.
People who see more clearly take more bold steps.
If you’re in a dark room and you can’t see very well, you take little small baby steps.

Why? Because you’re not sure. Things are dark. Unclear.

The more sure you become, the more confident you become, the bigger your steps. The more quickly you can get what you want.

But it doesn’t happen without a clear compelling vision. We all need vision.

 

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 8:35am PDT

meaningfulhq.com/modern-romance-aziz-ansari.html |

“We met at Starbucks.”

That’s what I’d tell people when they asked about how I met my girlfriend (now, wife.)

Little did they know, I was too embarrassed to tell them we met on Match.com.

I’d pepper lots of other little details (ehem: lies) about what I said and how I approached her, but my story about where we met (Starbucks) never changed.

I was even specific about the exact location—“We met at the Starbucks in downtown Brea, right next to the Corner Bakery.”

I did my best to keep my wife’s friends away from my friends at mutual gatherings, too. This is because she was honest with her friends and family about how we met.

And then there was the wedding…

We got married on a beautiful yacht, overlooking Newport Beach, CA. Everything about it was better than expected. Except for how much I was freaking out about my friends potentially finding out that I lied to them about how I met the woman I’m marrying. When we were planning seating arrangements, I had to make sure that my friends and family were on one side of the yacht, and my wife’s were on the other. Except of course, for the one’s on my wife’s side who promised to maintain my Starbucks “decoy story.”

It took me another two years after the wedding to tell my friends and family that I actually met my wife online. (And my dad still doesn’t know.)

I joke about it all now, because it seems so foolish that I’d ever hidden it in the first place. But truth be told, looking for love online is one of the most sensible things a single person can do for themselves…

I mean, where else can you find and drill down on exactly what you’re looking for in an ideal mate? At most reputable online dating services (not Tinder), you can filter from race, religion, and spiritual inclination; down to habits, ambitions, and geographical proximity.

In fact, according to Aziz Ansari’s new book, Modern Romance, over one-third of couples who got married in the US between 2005–2012 met each other on an online dating site. (And these numbers have likely shot up exponentially over the subsequent years thereafter)

That said, Ansari and his co-author Eric Klinenberg—the social scientist who helped him write this surprisingly well-researched book—say that social stigmas are still quite prevalent among people because they’re afraid to admit that they met their partner online … Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who felt the need to make up a “decoy story” about how I met my mate.


In this book summary/article/episode, we’ll be going over a few knowledge bombs gleaned from Modern Romance, including:

  • online dating etiquette,
  • 3 steps to crafting the perfect text message, and
  • why too many choices can be a bad thing.

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Direct download: 084__Modern_Romance_by_Aziz_Ansari_-_Book_Summary.mp3
Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 2:09pm PDT