| RE-RUN: EP188. Action Leads to Motivation 

The majority of people looking for motivation will wait for something, or someone, to come around and motivate them before they can get up and take action to motivate themselves.

This is the wrong approach.

I operated with this “motivation comes before action” mentality for years before finally realizing that I had it all backwards. I would look for ways to get motivated to workout, to get up early, or to stop procrastinating and do my work. And I’d be motivated about doing these these things for a little while, but shortly thereafter, the motivation would fade and I’d stop taking action.

Then I realized that the lifespan of motivation is a lot like the honeymoon phase of a new relationship—it’s really exciting at first, but that feeling doesn’t last. A relationship needs to be tended to, with small and thoughtful actions, in order to sustain itself. Motivation works in a similar way. We need to take small and thoughtful actions to keep the motivation train moving along, or else it’ll lose steam and come to a screeching halt.

This realization led me to a simple discovery, which I now believe is the most important thing you need to know about getting motivated:

Action leads to motivation.

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Category:Self-Improvement -- posted at: 4:00am PST | EP212. You Are NOT Your Inner Dialogue 


Do you have a constant and never-ending mental critic in your head? In this episode, we'll take a look at how to handle and tame this inner dialogue.


'The Untethered Soul' by Michael Singer

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Category:Self-Improvement -- posted at: 2:00am PST | EP211. Do You Care Too Much About What People Think?

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Category:Self-Improvement -- posted at: 11:08am PST • RE-RERUN: EP189. The 5 Second Rule

In this episode, you'll learn about a super-practical, super-powerful principle that'll help you blast past procrastination, anxiety, and nervousness instantaneously... 

It's called "The 5 Second Rule," and it was created by Mel Robbins, who also wrote a book about how to use it (

In today's podcast episode, we'll touch on some practical applications of The 5 Second Rule (for even more actionable insights, you can pickup the FlashBooks summary here (

Direct download: RE-RUN-The_5_Second_Rule.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm PST | EP210. Be Specific

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Category:Self-Improvement -- posted at: 1:58pm PST