| EP216. Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals


In this episode we'll talk about some of Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson's research on effective goal-setting, inspired by her book 'Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals' (grab the book summary here:


'Succeed' by Heidi Grant Halvorson

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 1:43pm PDT


This is a re-run of EP191. "5 Steps to Unleash Your Success Mechanism." Originally aired: September 2017.

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:49am PDT | EP215. 7 Simple Ways to Generate Ideas For Anything

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 12:55pm PDT | RE-RUN: EP154. You Make Mistakes, Mistakes Don't Make You

Book mentioned:

Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:14pm PDT | RE-RUN: EP159. 8 Tips to Find Your Calling


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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 7:35pm PDT | EP214. 5 Tips For Avoiding Procrastination

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 9:20pm PDT | EP213. Antifragile

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 12:12pm PDT | 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-Help -- posted at: 4:00am PDT | 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-Help -- posted at: 2:00am PDT | EP211. Do You Care Too Much About What People Think?

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:08am PDT