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It's time for practical personal development! In just two minutes every day you can hear a new self-improvement tip that will help you get more out of your time, energy, and effort. Hosted by TedX Speaker Brian Ford, inch closer to your potential by opening your mind to new opportunities for persona… read more

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YAP #5 - Listening with Marshall Goldsmith

November 15th, 2019


Listening to someone isn't just about being able to recite what they said, but also being able to communicate that you care.

Young and Profiting …

YAP #4 - The Fundamentals to Success with Marshall Goldsmith

November 14th, 2019


After you have your health and your finances in order, what's next on the success totem pole? As Marshall Goldsmith described in his interview on …

YAP #3 - Meaning and Positive Impact with Marshall Goldsmith

November 13th, 2019


Life is about doing something meaningful, with the potential to positively impact whatever it is we're actuating. Marshall Goldsmith shares another …

YAP #2 - Triggers with Marshall Goldsmith

November 12th, 2019


The environment we are in strongly influences our behavior. But we have more control of this environment and it's "triggers" than we think.

Listen to …

YAP #1 - The Daily Questions Process and Active Questions with Marshall Goldsmith

November 11th, 2019


Featuring snippets from the Young and Profiting Podcast, Marshall Goldsmith talks about effort, self-assessment, and question structure.

Weekend Recap 11/4 - 11/8

November 9th, 2019


Enjoy your weekend! The link to donate to David Meltzer's charity The Unstoppable Foundation is

Listen to Podcasts

November 8th, 2019


I'm preaching to the choir because you're doing it right now! But have you utilized podcasts to its fullest potential?

"Never forget those who helped you along your way."

November 7th, 2019


There are contributions of other people built into every success you have. Please be grateful and have respect for their involvement.

How Stubbornness Helped Andy Grammer Succeed

November 6th, 2019


Did you know Andy Grammer was once a street musician in LA, doing whatever he could to make it as an artist? Fast-forward and not only has Andy made …

Doubt Your Fears, Don't Doubt Your Dreams

November 5th, 2019


You choose what you give power to and take power from. Let your dreams rise to the top and enjoy the benefits of manifestation!

Use Daylight Savings Time to Your Advantage

November 4th, 2019


Time is relative, but your perception of time is powerful. Take this moment to get on a new and more productive schedule!

SISD #13 - Consistent Persistent Pursuit of Potential with David Meltzer

November 3rd, 2019


Today's Self Improvement Sit Down interview is with David Meltzer.  David is in the top .01% when it comes to productivity and efficiency. He lives his life through a lens of gratitude and radical humility, leaving a …

Humility: Serve and Ask with David Meltzer

November 1st, 2019


Humility has two parts to it - always being willing to give and share your expertise, and always being willing to receive and permit the flow of abundance.

"Don't limit your challenges, challenge your limits."

October 31st, 2019


There's a duality to this quote that was fun to explore. Hope you enjoy!

Commit to Plan A with Chris Gardner

October 30th, 2019


Chris Gardner, the individual whose life "The Pursuit of Happyness" was inspired by, says that the only way to get what you want in life is by having no other option.

Lessons Learned from Trying Improv

October 29th, 2019


The rules of improv apply to life - "yes and" / work with others ideas, be supportive, be present.

Doing it for the 'gram?

October 28th, 2019


Many people are disconnected from their desires and hyper-focused on how they’re being perceived. What are your reasons for action, are they for you or for others?

Find Random Moments to Train

October 25th, 2019


Life is full of opportunity - wealth, joy, growth. Find the right moments to extract value from what the universe has to offer.

"You are the boss of your life."

October 24th, 2019


You don't answer to anyone but yourself. Choose the life YOU want to live, with input from the people you want to live it with.

One Day or Day One

October 23rd, 2019


That dream of yours, is it something that exists only as an idea to be pursued "one day", or are you going to take action on it and make today "day one".

Do The Thing You Don't Want To Do with Darren Hardy

October 22nd, 2019


If you're afraid of something, and trying to talk yourself out of it, that probably means you should do it!

Who is your hero?

October 21st, 2019


Heroes are examples we strive to live up to. Individuals who display courage and confidence in the areas we fear most. My hero is my grandfather Paul …

SISD #12 - Leading an LGBT Movement with Cuyla Coogan

October 20th, 2019


In this interview we hear from Cuyla Coogan, a rising star that has an important message to share. Cuyla knew she was gay for 14 years and hid it from the world. Her transformation through that period is inspiring and …

Stepping Into Love with Cuyla Coogan

October 18th, 2019


Love is the language of the universe. Give it, receive it, share it.

"Life is full of beauty, notice it."

October 17th, 2019


Add mindfulness and curiosity to the mundane and you'll uncover whole new possibilities!

The 8 Mile Rule Inspired by Gary Vee

October 16th, 2019


Be transparent about your past. Whatever is bottlenecking your self-expression - Let it out! Take a tip from Eminem in "8 Mile" and call yourself out.

It's Not About Anyone, It's About Every One

October 15th, 2019


We are better together, and when we make decisions that are best for the group, it's usually serves as the tide that raises all ships.

Follow Your Arrow

October 14th, 2019


"Follow your arrow wherever it points." - Kacey Musgrave

Weekend Recap 9/7 - 9/11

October 12th, 2019


Have a great weekend! There's no time to waste.

It's Okay To Be Different with Ellen Degeneres

October 11th, 2019


We all are different, and that's okay! We should be kind to everyone, regardless of how different their opinion might be than ours.

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”

October 10th, 2019


Life can be seen as a function - input, change, output. The great part is we can control the function and thus control the output.

Don't Look Away

October 9th, 2019


The easy and comfortable thing to do is to hide and avoid. Just to act like it doesn’t exist. But what this does is it exacerbates the problem. In order for things to really change and improve, you need to acknowledge …

Don't Apologize

October 8th, 2019


Well, that's not the whole story. It's more like communicate it a different way. Focus on the positive characteristic traits that were displayed …

Alignment, Assignment, Technique

October 7th, 2019


It's almost like "ready, aim. fire!" These three components together provide a comprehensive way of repeating quality.

SISD #11 - Perspective is Essential with Josh Perry

October 6th, 2019


Today's guest is former BMX professional, multiple brain tumor survivor, and holistic brain health coach Josh Perry. Not only has he gone through …

Recap 9/30 - 10/4

October 5th, 2019


Have an awesome weekend! Do something special for someone else!

Making a Major Life Shift with Josh Perry

October 4th, 2019


In the face of fear and creating a new normal, it is essential you use your purpose to silence all of the doubt. 

"No one is you and that is your superpower."

October 3rd, 2019


You are unique and offer something no on else can!

Sexual Expression with Julianne Vaccaro

October 2nd, 2019


Sexuality is an important part of life, and needs to be comfortably accessed in order to allow for complete expression.

Processing Emotions

October 1st, 2019


IT IS OKAY TO FEEL EMOTIONAL. Give yourself the time and space necessary to process what you are feeling.

The Distinction Between Head Hunger and Body Hunger with Gina B

September 30th, 2019


You're about to eat because you're "hungry". Is that your mind or your body talking?

Weekend Recap 9/23 - 9/27

September 28th, 2019


Rest, recharge, and do what you enjoy this weekend :)

What Do You Like About Yourself 30 Day Challenge

September 27th, 2019


It's easy enough to focus on the bad things... what are the things you like about yourself?

"Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try."

September 26th, 2019


Breaking down another positivity quote, think about moments when you failed to try!

The Value of Pain with Dr. Jen Esquer

September 25th, 2019


Pain is the body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Listen and respond to these important messages.

Foundational Communication Competency

September 24th, 2019


What is your knee-jerk way of communicating? Use your experience to guide you into an effective style of communication.

Turn Up Your Internal Thermostat with Jay Stark

September 23rd, 2019


Whatever level you set for yourself, the world will gravitate toward. Might as well set the bar high!

SISD #10 - Mind Body Health with Dr. Jen Esquer

September 22nd, 2019


Our guest in this episode is @docjenfit, Dr. Jen Esquer.  She is a huge advocate for the body's ability to heal itself, and encourages us to appreciate the messages our body communicates to us about its state.  

Weekly Recap 9/16 - 9/20

September 21st, 2019


Have a great weekend. Treat yourself to something fun :)

"Follow your shine."

September 19th, 2019


Take an extra moment today to pick apart this quote - What inside you shines, what makes it yours, and where is it taking you?

Parasympathetic Breathing with Dr. Jen Esquer

September 18th, 2019


Inhale. Exhale. The parasympathetic nervous system is activated on an exhale. Bring your body into its natural resting state with controlled …

Is it a reason or an excuse?

September 17th, 2019


Although the two might bring you to the same result, the paths are very different and represent something completely disparate.

Keep Your Phone Away From Your Bed

September 16th, 2019


Avoid unnecessary blue light and leave the bed for sleeping!

Weekly Recap 9/9 - 9/13

September 14th, 2019


Have a fantastic weekend! Hope you enjoyed this week of tips.

The Law of Least Effort

September 13th, 2019


As humans we have a natural predisposition toward conserving energy. Let's understand it and leverage it instead of let it have control over us.

Keep It Simple Stupid

September 11th, 2019


It doesn't need to be complicated! Get it done the easy way.

Life Requires Optimism with Mel Robbins

September 10th, 2019


Give others benefit of the doubt and assume they have good intentions. It's just the fair thing to do!

What is Your Definition of Freedom?

September 9th, 2019


A really thought-provoking question from a masterclass I did recently with Joel Brown, Garrain Jones, and Emile Steenveld.  

SISD #9 - How To Be Indistractable with Nir Eyal

September 8th, 2019


A thorough review of the groundbreaking concepts featured in Nir Eyal's new book, "Indistractable".

Prioritize Your Values by Timeboxing with the Indistractable Nir Eyal

September 6th, 2019


Make time for those things that are important to you by timeboxing them!

"One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."

September 5th, 2019


Set the tone for the day by starting it with gratitude, love, self-acceptance and an optimistic outlook!

Read Two Pages a Night

September 4th, 2019


It's small, but it's something! Over time you'll identify with the small act and make so much progress.

Flow - The Intersection of Discipline and Surrender

September 3rd, 2019


Optimum performance requires discipline, or an accountability to execute, and surrender, or faith that the process will yield the desired result.

Be On Time

September 2nd, 2019


Someone who is on time is dependable. Identify as a person who prioritizes their own time and people will begin wanting to share theirs with you.

SISD #8 - Leading Through Innovation and Change with Bill Sanders

September 1st, 2019


As a process innovation expert, Bill Sanders frequently needs to effectively navigate difficult interpersonal situations to accomplish the task.  As …

Week Recap 8/26 - 8/30

August 31st, 2019


A bunch of good ones! Have a great long weekend.

Should you trust your experience?

August 30th, 2019


It's a fine relationship between using the information you already have and seeking more. The best place to settle at is to use situational knowledge to guide your decision making.

"It's not selfish to do what's best for you."

August 29th, 2019


Taking care of yourself gives you the ability to share it with others.

Working Through Interpersonal Resistance with Bill Sanders

August 28th, 2019


In just about everything in life we need to work with others. Take a page out of a real expert on how to manage people who are resistant to your methods.

Using Effort Pacts with the Indistractable Nir Eyal

August 27th, 2019


An effort pact is a repercussion or barrier you put in place that provides just enough of a reason to make you be conscious about your behavior. They are an effective mechanism of limiting engaging in a bad habit.

Overreach if You Want to Advance - From Daron K Roberts' "Call an Audible"

August 26th, 2019


You need to step beyond was has been accepted to grow into the next frontier.

Weekend Recap 8/24

August 24th, 2019


Have a fantastic weekend!

You Are Enough

August 23rd, 2019


Everything you will ever need resides within you. The world is abundant!

“If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.”

August 22nd, 2019


Be aware of perspective, and choose the perspective of positivity! It changes your reality.

The Fundamentals of Distraction with the Indistractable Nir Eyal

August 21st, 2019


In order to know what is distracting you, you need to first know what it is distracting you from!  This is the important distinction between traction and distraction.

"If you want to change someone's life, you have to change their day first." - Pat Flynn

August 20th, 2019


Impact doesn't happen overnight.  It takes time and consistency. Start by changing people's days and you'll find in time you've changed their life.

Do the Right Thing

August 19th, 2019


Only you can know what the right thing to do is. It all comes down to your intentions.

SISD #7 - The Power of Affirmations with Affirmation Addict Payal Aggarwal

August 18th, 2019


Use your internal messaging to create your reality. Don't underestimate the power you have! Follow Payal at @affirmationaddict on Instagram and begin …

Weekend Recap 8/17

August 17th, 2019


What another great week of tips! Thanks for all the support :)

Caffeine Dependency with Aimee Tariq

August 16th, 2019


Do you require a cup of coffee in the morning to get going? Awareness is the first step. Caffeine may be doing you more harm than good.

"If it makes you happy, then go for it."

August 15th, 2019


Do what makes YOU feel fulfilled.  Live to no one's standards but your own, and pursue that completely.

The Basics of Affirmations with Affirmation Addict Payal Aggarwal

August 14th, 2019


Create your reality with affirmations and manifest the life you've always dreamed of!

Joel Brown's Circle of Comfortable Goals and Stretch Goals

August 13th, 2019


In stepping outside your comfort zone, and verbalizing what that looks like, you can achieve amazing growth!

The Story of the Starfish

August 12th, 2019


If you want to make a difference, do it one thing at a time.  It's natural to get overwhelmed by everything that can be done. Focus on the impact in front of you.

The 4 Steps to the Habit Loop in “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

August 10th, 2019


The 4 steps are: Cue, craving, response, and reward.  Check out this quick review on the importance of each!

Atomic Habits Part 4 - Understanding Rewards

August 9th, 2019


Rewards are what sustain the habit loop, providing the motivation to engage in the behavior again. What gets immediately rewarded is repeated, what gets immediately punished is avoided. 

"Use your smile to change the world, don't let the world change your smile."

August 8th, 2019


A smile is a universal expression. It speaks all languages, overcomes all differences, and holds all space. It’s something that two people can always …

Atomic Habits Part 3 - Understanding Responses

August 7th, 2019


The response is the action in James Clear's Habit Loop.  In order to make a positive behavior more frequent, you need to make it easier.

Atomic Habits Part 2 - Understanding Cravings

August 6th, 2019


Cravings are the most underrated component of the Habit Loop. A way to make a positive habit stick by optimizing for cravings - Make it attractive.

Atomic Habits Part 1 - Understanding Cues

August 5th, 2019


Cues are the beginning of the habit loop. The way to take control of cues to induce positive behaviors - Make it obvious.

SISD #6 - Self Acceptance with Bex Bedford

August 4th, 2019


No matter who you are, or how you identify, you can always control the way you view yourself. Follow Bex @bexbedfordofficial on Instagram!

Weekend Recap 7/29 - 8/2

August 3rd, 2019


Take a moment this weekend to remember how fortunate you are :)

Juana's Story - Overcoming Mexican Poverty

August 2nd, 2019


This episode will give you a major dose of perspective. Inspired!

"You have to be at your strongest when you feel at your weakest."

August 1st, 2019


If you can prime your brain to perform at it’s best in trying moments, you will succeed more often.

The Key to Self-Acceptance with Bex Bedford

July 31st, 2019


No matter who you are, or what's "wrong" with you, you can take responsibility for your decisions and reach a place where you are happy in your own skin. It's not easy, but it is possible.

Lead By Example

July 30th, 2019


Ask anyone from my college soccer team - I'm not the person that is going to share a motivating speech, or create confrontation to push someone to be …

The Difference Between Self Improvement and Personal Development

July 29th, 2019


It's a question I should have asked myself a long time ago... let's explore it! To me personal development is the daily pursuit, or the input, and …

Enjoy Your Wins

July 26th, 2019


I hit a major Self Improvement Daily milestone, and I can't help but reflect not because it is impressive in the eyes of others, but it is impressive in my own.  Thank you for the support! <3

"Stop doubting yourself. Work hard and make it happen."

July 25th, 2019


You have all the capabilities you need already within you. It's just a matter of believing you possess them and letting them be expressed without protection.

Microdosing Change Feat. Kira Day

July 24th, 2019


Using the Hermes Effect, you can prepare yourself for change by introducing harm in small doses to prepare for the inevitable.  Tip shared by Passion Centre founder Kira Day.

How To Use Self Awareness

July 23rd, 2019


First step is to gain self-awareness and know who you are. The next step is to take action with it in mind!

Outcomes, Actions, Choices

July 22nd, 2019


Peel back the layers and the biggest of objectives are accomplished from the simplest of means - Making the right choices.

SISD #5 - The Law of Attraction with Danielle Grant

July 21st, 2019


This interview is with Danielle Grant, your mindset mentor.  We talk about mindset, the law of attraction, and many of the pitfalls we find ourselves falling into.  Learn more about Danielle in her Facebook Group …

You Are More Capable Than You Know

July 19th, 2019


Have you ever done something so crazy that you didn't know you could do? What other limitations are you having about yourself and your own …

Love Yourz - A Lyric from J. Cole

July 18th, 2019


A great reminder from J. Cole - There is always going to be more out there that is is impossible to achieve.  You can't wait for the next thing to be …

Surf the Urge

July 17th, 2019


Don't resist the temptation of doing something, just put the behavior off for some time to evaluate if it's something you really want to do! 

Should you workout with headphones?

July 16th, 2019


Evaluate the tradeoff for yourself. Do you want motivational music, a background noise educational lesson, or uninterrupted focus?

One Light Beats All Darkness with David Meltzer

July 15th, 2019


David Meltzer articulates the power we all have. Surrounded by negative people and situations, it takes just one light to conquer all of that …

Weekend Recap 7/12

July 13th, 2019


Try something new this weekend!

Take an Extra Moment to Understand

July 12th, 2019


It's so easy to rely on technology to get things done, but it is powerful to be independent and understand for yourself!

"Don't doubt yourself, that's what haters are for."

July 11th, 2019


Why should you be hard on yourself when a bunch of other people are already doing it for you?

A Lesson from Airplane Etiquette

July 10th, 2019


I observed a woman on the plane make it all about herself - using her phone when she shouldn't, inconveniencing others so she could get off sooner... …

Take a Walking Meeting

July 9th, 2019


Among many things, the three primary benefits are 1) the light physical activity creates more headspace and clarity, 2) being side by side reduces the confrontation in the encounter, and 3) you can build rapport with …

I Have To vs. I Get To

July 8th, 2019


"I have to" suggests that an external force is dictating your decisions. "I get to" demonstrates autonomy in the choice and is a position of …

SISD #4 with Jordan Paris

July 7th, 2019


In this episode, 21 year old author and host of the podcast Growth Mindset University Jordan Paris shares about his decision making criteria, the way …

Survivorship Bias Explained

July 5th, 2019


Understanding this cognitive misinterpretation will help you to be more fair with yourself and your expectations.

"A negative mind will never result in a positive life."

July 4th, 2019


One negative thought leads to another, which leads to another.  At that point, when you have fostered so much negativity, it is virtually impossible to have a positive life.

Rachel Hollis 10/10/1 Formula

July 3rd, 2019


Take control of your future by giving it direction - Describe who you want to be in 10 years, write down 10 dreams that would achieve that person, …

How to be More Invested in Conversations

July 2nd, 2019


A tip taken from observing Gary Vee, three things to incorporate are: 1) Active listening, 2) Limit technology use, and 3) Ask for clarification.

The Pain of Discipline Vs. The Pain of Regret with Brian Mazza

July 1st, 2019


Nothing changes until nothing changes. This message comes from an Instagram post shared by Brian Mazza.

Conducting Weekly Check Ins

June 28th, 2019


Scheduled self-reflection in one week intervals is helpful in reevaluating priorities and direction.  It's just enough time to effectively use trial …

The Simpler Side of Fame and Fortune with Dan Janetos

June 26th, 2019


One million dollars has a certain appeal to those who don't have money.  But just as equally, the simplicity of life has a certain appeal to those …

Mind Body Connection at Meal Time with Gina B

June 25th, 2019


If you let it, your brain can tell your body what it wants and needs! Make sure the two are on the same page before diving in.

A Monday Message from Mom

June 24th, 2019


Featured in this episode is a beautiful quote from SC Lourie.  Enjoy the company of those you care about, because at its core that is what life is …

SISD #3 with Guinness World Record Chef Dan Janetos

June 23rd, 2019


Our third Self Improvement Sit Down. We go into more detail than ever about Dan Janetos' routine and the reasoning behind it! Follow him on Instagram …

Creating a Travel Budget with "My Explore With Me" Chelsey Evans

June 21st, 2019


Who wants to start saving for their next big trip? Chelsey has your answer!

"Don't count the days, make your days count."

June 20th, 2019


Or should I say... "Make your days count, don't count your days."

Speak with Conviction

June 19th, 2019


Use powerful word choice and sentence structure to be more persuasive in your speech!

Fast Failure Leads to Success

June 18th, 2019


Life is like a pendulum, with success one one end and failure on the other.  Momentum carries the pendulum back and forth to each side.  If you want …

The Price of a Lesson Learned

June 17th, 2019


Lesson: Be proactive about things you don't know, and ask for help. I made a mistake recently that cost me, but I see it as an investment in this lifelong lesson.

Weekend Recap June 10 - 14th

June 15th, 2019


Have a fun and productive weekend!

"Do it for the story!"

June 14th, 2019


Inspired by his TedX Talk, Brian Ford shares about the value of putting yourself out there without expectation of what might come of it.

"Even the worst days only last 24 hours."

June 13th, 2019


What do you do when you have a bad day?  Be optimistic about the next one!

Sing in the Car

June 12th, 2019


Did you know singing induces yoga breathing? Might as well belt it out when driving and let the world hear it!

Dealing with Rejection - The 4S Formula with Alex Pirouz

June 11th, 2019


The 4S formula - Some will, some won't, so what, someone's waiting.  When dealing with rejection, be sure to keep your head up so you don't miss the …

Serve Your Future Self in Small Ways

June 10th, 2019


It doesn't need to be groundbreakingly huge to impact your life.  Start small and be consistent.

SISD #2 - Kim Kaupe

June 9th, 2019


Self Improvement Sit Down #2 with Kim Kaupe, CEO and co-founder of the SuperFan Company.  We cover concepts like grit, managing a personal brand,  reputation, self-expression, and how she quickly built her company.  

Your Success is Unique to You with Joel Brown

June 7th, 2019


We all have our own mission and our own lane. Don't compare yourself to others, and execute on your own timeline.

“Take every chance you get in life, because some things only happen once.”

June 6th, 2019


With positivity you will have the confidence to make the most of everything around you!

The Value of Reputation with Kim Kaupe

June 5th, 2019


In business reputation is EVERYTHING.  It's something that you carry with you everywhere you go - Be sure you are actively maintaining it!

What is "making an impact"?

June 4th, 2019


Who, what, how, and why impact?

In the Face of Life’s Challenges, Harness the Power of Gratefulness and Fun with Tara Geraghty

June 3rd, 2019


In honor of National Cancer Survivor's Day, we hear from Tara Geraghty, someone who was personally affected by cancer, and has an amazing lesson to share from it.

Surround Yourself with Disagreement Feat. Ben Bradbury

May 31st, 2019


Disagreement breeds perspective.  Make sure you have some of it in your life! 

"Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot."

May 30th, 2019


It's crazy to watch your blessings multiply when you start counting them!

The BAG Technique with Mike Sherbakov

May 29th, 2019


A simple technique from a world-changing brain.  BAG is an acronym that stands for: Blessings, Affirmations, and Goals.  Write down three of each every morning!

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

May 28th, 2019


Have you ever felt like you don't deserve what you have? You're not alone!

Appreciate Hard Work with Dean Graziosi

May 27th, 2019


As a self-made business leader, Dean reflects on an experience that shaped his relationship with hard work.

SISD #1: Ben Bradbury

May 26th, 2019


Introducing a new concept on the podcast, a Self Improvement Sit Down!  Instead of sharing a short and actionable personal development tip, we are starting to slow it down and getting to know high-perfomers on a deeper …

Recap 5/20 - 5/24

May 25th, 2019


Have an amazing weekend team!

Movement Nurtures the Mind with Jim Kwik

May 24th, 2019


Take a small break to get up and move, your brain will thank you!

“Don’t let the internet rush you. No one is posting their failures.”

May 23rd, 2019


Set your own expectations in your own timeline.  You'll quickly realize how well-positioned you are for success, and how positive the relationship you have with your progress is.

Say "Yes" to Open, "No" to Focus with Ben Bradbury

May 22nd, 2019


When is the right time to say yes, and when is the right time to say no?  It depends on what you're trying to accomplish!

Making Money Vs Earning Money

May 21st, 2019


Making money is a one way street - you get paid for something. Earning money is more fair - you are compensated for the value you provided.

Control the Decisive Moments of your Day

May 20th, 2019


The quality of your day often comes down to how you handle the decisive moments.  Set yourself up for success by consistently doing the right thing in those times!

Weekly Recap 5/13 - 5/17

May 18th, 2019


Accountability, positivity, and a good morning routine.  What else could you possibly need?

The Importance of a Morning Routine with Robin Sharma

May 17th, 2019


Listen to Robin Sharma's 20/20/20 rule for high-performers!

"Take it day by day. Don't stress too much about tomorrow."

May 16th, 2019


The only thing we can control is the present moment.  With positivity and optimism, we can make that moment better, which will impact our tomorrows.

3 Tips to Starting Your Diet Plan with Gina B

May 15th, 2019


A true diet plan doesn't have quick fixes or easy tips - it requires a foundation of why you want to lose weight, planning for your triggers, an arsenal of behavior patterning techniques.

Create Lists with Post-It Notes

May 14th, 2019


Organize your thoughts in a visual way with post-it notes.  It helps you keep everything organized and easily return to your thoughts when it's the right time!

Join an Accountability Group

May 13th, 2019


External accountability is a powerful motivator.  Join our Self Improvement Accountability Group clicking the link in our IG bio, sending an email to

A Recap of May 6th to May 10th

May 11th, 2019


Which tip was your favorite this week?

Earl Nightingale and Psychological Control

May 10th, 2019


A timeless quote from Mr. Nightingale - "Your mind is like soil, it will produce what you put in it."

"Stop focusing on what you have to lose and start focusing on what you have to gain."

May 9th, 2019


Which mentality will you take - Playing not to lose, or playing to win?

Should You Care What Others Think About You?

May 8th, 2019


An age old question - which one sets you up to have a more fulfilled life?  Listen to both sides of the argument!

Online Co-working on Focusmate

May 7th, 2019


Need help to quit procrastinating and get motivated to work on something?  Try online accountability with Focusmate!

"Why Not Me? Why Not Now?"

May 6th, 2019


A tip inspired by a reflection from Kim Kaupe, after participating as a judge in Miss USA!

Recap 4/29 - 5/3

May 4th, 2019


Take the weekend to do something you enjoy and reflect on what you love to do!

Story Time: Trust Your Gut

May 3rd, 2019


I learned a valuable lesson last weekend - let me tell you the story!

“Smile, forgive, forget, and keep moving on.”

May 2nd, 2019


Thursday positivity - Control your perception and spend your time and energy in the right places to foster positivity in your life.

Believe In Yourself

April 30th, 2019


The first step to accomplishing anything is believing you can!  If you're a Latino entrepreneur, believe in your ability to accelerate your impact and apply for Brian Rashid's Uniendo Las Americas (

If You Want Something, Ask For It

April 29th, 2019


If you communicate your needs and wants, then you are much more likely to receive them.

Pick A Hurdle You Can Leap

April 26th, 2019



First off - today marks one year since Self Improvement Daily started. We are far from finished!

Pick a hurdle you can leap and quit setting …

"Your mind is a powerful thing. When you start to fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change."

April 25th, 2019


It's all about perspective.  Let your brain rationalize the positivity you feed it, and it will manifest in everything.

Inducing Pattern Disrupts

April 24th, 2019


Stepping out of your routine in a subtle way is a great opportunity for growth, and learning how to refocus when distractions arise.

Look At Your Phone With It Straight In Front Of You

April 23rd, 2019


Improve your posture by choosing to hold your phone in front of you face. As often as we are on our phones these days, this is a great opportunity!

Not Everyone Needs To Like You

April 22nd, 2019


Holding yourself to a certain standard is one thing, accommodating your standards to meet someone else's is another.  Make time for the people in …

Week Recap of 4/15 - 4/19

April 20th, 2019


What did you learn this week? Share it with a friend!

Look Internally Featuring Mel Robbins

April 19th, 2019


You have what it takes to overcome any obstacle inside of you.  Don't rely on external distractions, address the core of the issue internally.

“Do something today that your future self will thank you for.”

April 18th, 2019


Set yourself up for long term fulfillment by minimizing regret. 

Building a Network Inspired by Keith Ferrazzi

April 17th, 2019


"Never Eat Alone" - A great tip from a timeless book about building out your network.

Acknowledging You Need Help with Brittany Burgunder

April 16th, 2019


The first step to making a major change in your life is knowing you have a problem. 

How to Test Your Limits - Inspired by “Free Solo”

April 15th, 2019


Pushing the boundary is a tradeoff between danger and reward.  How do you quantify it?

This Week In Review - 4/8-4/12

April 13th, 2019


A summary of the main points from this week's tips!

A Hack To Starting Your Action Plan

April 12th, 2019


What if I told you there is a psychological trick to getting started? Listen to find out!

“I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.”

April 11th, 2019


With a progress comes a positive outlook that you are taking steps forward!

Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

April 10th, 2019


Who deserves recognition - your team, your colleague, or yourself?

Rise and Shine!

April 9th, 2019


Greet each morning with a smile and energy!

A Walk Through My Goal Sheet

April 8th, 2019


Get clear on how your daily activity maps out to your larger goals!


April 5th, 2019


There's no replacement for repetition and rehearsal!

Why Say Bless You?

April 3rd, 2019


Originating as a medieval habit, this expression has a larger meaning than you may have thought!

Keep Learning

April 2nd, 2019


Lifelong learners will continue finding new frontiers!

Don't Overwork Yourself with Leslie Samuel

March 29th, 2019


Self-awareness is key in understanding the best work-life balance for you.

Send Love

March 27th, 2019


A lesson learned from my mother!

Have bad ideas

March 26th, 2019


Did you know that 70% of good ideas come immediately after a bad idea?

The Four Stages of Learning

March 25th, 2019


They are unconscious incompetent, conscious incompetent, conscious competent, and unconscious competent. Listen to learn more about it!

No Excuses with Barack Obama

March 22nd, 2019


That chips might be stacked against you, but it's unacceptable to use that as an excuse.

See Things Through with David Meltzer

March 20th, 2019


Go the full mile, and do that last 1%, because not everyone does.

A "Remember To Do This" Technique

March 19th, 2019


Cross your fingers to remember something. And listen to find out why!

Will Power Workouts

March 18th, 2019


Will power is like a muscle. It can be grown with time!

Organize Your Laptop Desktop

March 15th, 2019


Your desktop is your virtual workspace. Take care of it!

Goal Advice - A Case Study

March 13th, 2019


How did we get Zach to start waking up earlier? We addressed the core issue - Don't snooze!

Go Out of Your Way

March 12th, 2019


Find moments to think of others, and do something to help them out!

Accept Feedback

March 11th, 2019


Take criticism as constructive feedback, no matter who the source or what's the cause.

Subtracting Vs Adding

March 8th, 2019


What's better - less of something bad, or more of something good?

Do Not Change Your Nature

March 6th, 2019


As explained in this very meaningful story. Have a listen!

Things That Happen To You Vs. Things That Happen For You

March 5th, 2019


How do events play out in your life - are you a byproduct of those events, or are they necessary steps on your path?

Use Data to Uncover Deficiencies with Dr. Phil Wagner

March 4th, 2019


Data is the truest feedback you can receive.  Embrace it to make a change.

Swish's Six Ethics of Life

March 1st, 2019


Something thoughtful for a Friday! Where do you stand on these spectrums?

"Don't stop dreaming just because you had a nightmare."

February 28th, 2019


Don't let a few setbacks get you down. Keep your vision alive with a belief that the best is yet to come!

Do What You Would Do For Free with Daymond John

February 27th, 2019


Passion and genuine interest will take you farther than anything else ever could. Embrace it and dedicate your life to doing something you love!

The Theory Behind Eliminating "Um" in Speech

February 26th, 2019


The word "um" is a filler.  Usually fillers are used to communicate that you want to continue speaking, implying that you shouldn't be interrupted. …

"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago."

February 25th, 2019


Sure, it would be great if we could reap the benefits of our hard work immediately. But that's not how it works, or how it's supposed to work!

Own Misunderstandings

February 22nd, 2019


If there is a lapse in communication, take responsibility for it. It will help immensely down the road!

“Happiness is found when you stop comparing yourself to other people.”

February 21st, 2019


Be independent in how you evaluate your own success and your life will find more positivity.

Test and Experiment

February 20th, 2019


In order to find that right level / homeostasis, we need to figure out exactly where that is.  Do it by testing!

Divine Discomfort Feat. The Greatness Foundation's Mike Sherbakov

February 19th, 2019


If something feels off, get to the root of it.  We need to relearn to trust our instincts!

Write and Revisit

February 18th, 2019


This is a great technique for dealing with problems / concerns in an unemotional state.

Make an Effort

February 15th, 2019


You can be a part of important things when you prioritize them in your life.  Make an effort!

Valentine's Day Love

February 14th, 2019


It's a day to love everyone!

A Lesson from Finding Nemo - "Just Keep Swimming"

February 13th, 2019


No matter how daunting the road is ahead, put your head down and continue forward progress.  This tip is inspired by Ellen Degeneres.

Return Your Shopping Cart

February 12th, 2019


Think of your grocery store habits - what do you do?

"It's not about being right, it's about getting it right" with Alex Pirouz

February 11th, 2019


Make the decision that is best for the group, and admit fault when necessary.

Tell Your Story

February 8th, 2019


We each have a unique story to tell.  Don't hold back!

"Every day is a fresh start, start the day with an open heart."

February 7th, 2019


A fresh start is the clean slate we need to build a great day.

3 Follow Up Tips with Sales Coach Chris Hatfield

February 6th, 2019


Summarize. Connect. Action. Skills that will help you in any relationship!

Set Out Your Workout Clothes

February 5th, 2019


Ever have a tough time getting yourself to get that workout done in the morning? Try this!

Avoid "I Will 'X' When 'Y' "

February 4th, 2019


Sometimes our internal dialogue rules us out from the onset.  Be smart about your goal setting and motivation!

Expect the Best in Your Life with Alexi Panos

February 1st, 2019


The energy you put out attracts the energy that affects you.  Why not expect the best?

"In the middle of a busy life, take some time to be a kid again."

January 31st, 2019


Today's positivity quote is more fun-loving, and came from my fortune cookie!

Bad Day or Just 30 Bad Minutes?

January 30th, 2019


Don't let something ruin your day that isn't worthy.  Be honest with yourself about the reality of what the negatives actually mean in your life.

The Real Meaning of "No" with David Meltzer

January 29th, 2019


"No" is not the end - it is the next step to the "yes" you are looking for.

"How we spend our days is how we spend our lives."

January 28th, 2019


Our life is made up of many small moments.  We need to prioritize ourselves and our happiness on a daily basis.

Balanced Living Mindset with @Excellence.Addiction Founder Mark Lynch

January 25th, 2019


There's no formula to life - everyone needs to find their own balance!

"Always end the day with a positive thought."

January 24th, 2019


Painting our day with positivity gives us hope that the next day will be incredible!

Start With Talent, Finish With Skill

January 23rd, 2019


Innate talent is just potential.  Turning it into a skill is actionable.

Learn From Your Mistakes with Jeremy Ryan Slate

January 22nd, 2019


It's not about how perfect things are when you do them the first time, it's about how quickly you can correct those imperfections into a better form.

Stand Up For What You Believe In

January 21st, 2019


Let's remember the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. today, and the legacy he left behind that reminds us to stand up for ourselves.

Avoid Distractions By Turning Off IPhone "Raise To Wake" Setting

January 18th, 2019


How distracted are you by your phone? Try this trick to gain more control over the technology!

“Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. The best is yet to come"

January 17th, 2019


Thursday positivity coming at ya!  Believe that the work you put in today is preparing yourself for the fruits of tomorrow.

Why Not Us?

January 16th, 2019


In anything where there is a winner, there is a story behind how that person got there.  Why can't that person be you? Well guess what... it can!

"New Year, New Me" No More with Kim Kaupe

January 15th, 2019


Sure, the New Year could serve as a nice reminder to focus up on our goals, but it should not negate all of the progress we've made the rest of our …

Be Aware of your Behavior After Making a Commitment

January 14th, 2019


As explained in the book "Influence" by Dr. Robert Cialdini, we have a natural tendency to prefer consistency in our behavior.  Listen to hear more about it!

Dealing with Dread from Alchemy for Life Founder Mark Bradford

January 11th, 2019


How do you respond to situations that you dread?  Have a longer listen about it today, and be sure to get to the end to hear about an exclusive opportunity!

"Turn your wounds into wisdom."

January 10th, 2019


Hardships we experience may leave scars, but scars remind us of the way we grew.  

Appropriate Mimicry

January 9th, 2019


Sometimes it's not only okay to copy someone, but it might be a good idea!  Mimicry builds rapport through similarity.

Use Technology Correctly with Dan Schawbel

January 8th, 2019


Phone and technology usage is a problem because we are using it in place of authentic social interaction, rather than as a tool to create …

Weekend Recap Jan 5

January 5th, 2019


Monday - Try Something New Just Because

Tuesday - Grateful for 2018

Wednesday - Success Requires Sleep with Arianna Huffington

Thursday - "2019. Just …

Take Ownership

January 4th, 2019


There's only one person that can get you to do something, and that person is you!

"2019. Just believe that good things are on their way."

January 3rd, 2019


New year means it's time to take control of your future!  And it starts with your expectation for the year :)

Success Requires Sleep with Arianna Huffington

January 2nd, 2019


Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington managed to level up her productivity when she made one easy change - she got more sleep!

Grateful for 2018

January 1st, 2019


Before we kiss 2018 goodbye let's think about how it helped make us who we are!

Do Something New Just Because

December 31st, 2018


Disrupt your normal routine by adding something totally different!

Anchoring Habits

December 28th, 2018


Do you want to create a new habit? Try using a different habit as a trigger!

“Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.”

December 27th, 2018


Control the controllables and don't let others manipulate your perceptions.

The Morning Routine of Tony Robbins

December 26th, 2018


Learn how one of the best gets his day started!

Holiday Season Introspection

December 25th, 2018


What does the Holiday Season mean to you?

Choose Core Principles

December 24th, 2018


What are the tenets that you live by?

End of Year Planning with YearCompass

December 21st, 2018


It's almost the New Year - time to reflect on your last 365 days and prepare for the next.  A great tool to use for that is called YearCompass.

"Be like a flower, survive the rain but use it to grow."

December 20th, 2018


When adversity and challenge presents itself, weather its effects and let it be fuel for your growth.

Turn "Go" Into "Let's Go"

December 19th, 2018


As a leader, you can place yourself by your team's side by using "we speak". Give it a try and see how your team responds.

Acknowledge Multiple Interpretations

December 18th, 2018


Have an open mind to other viewpoints. Just because you see something one way doesn't mean it can't be seen another.

Monday Messaging with Superfan Company CEO Kim Kaupe

December 17th, 2018


Shake of the week day blues by changing your internal thought patterns!

90 Day Rule with CEO Luke Nesler

December 14th, 2018


If you want to make something happen, set a goal and an action plan for that goal, then go head down and execute for 90 days.

"The past is in your head. The future is in your hands."

December 13th, 2018


We can't change the past, but we can create our future!

Order Without Looking at the Menu

December 12th, 2018


Practice your public speaking and make eye contact by giving your server the attention they deserve.

Work Life Integration with Paul Carrick Brunson

December 11th, 2018


It's not about work-life balance anymore. We can't expect to completely separate the two... now it's about work life integration!

Build Systems

December 10th, 2018


Take the time to create a framework that you can use often. It will make you more efficient with your energy and time.

Check Your Bank Account

December 7th, 2018


Featuring Irene Whalen, we talk about financial responsibility and how to be accountable to keeping your budget.

"Give thanks for a little and receive a lot"

December 6th, 2018


Small moments of appreciation can have large effects!

Keep Others in the Loop with Bradley Tusk

December 5th, 2018


As a leader, one thing you can do to earn the respect of your team is to keep them in the loop. Whether or not you use their feedback, they feel validated if they know their voice is heard.

Brush Your Teeth with the Opposite Hand

December 4th, 2018


It doesn't sound real but hear it out - at the very least you'll have a new way of thinking!

Moral Licensing with Best-Selling Author Nir Eyal

December 3rd, 2018


This is a very interesting concept and brand new to me. In this tip Stanford MBA Nir Eyal explains how moral licensing affects our behavior, and how we can overcome it.

How to Stop Going Toward Pleasure and Instead Go Toward Happiness with Lucia Giovannini

November 30th, 2018


The brilliant Italian reminds us to look beyond immediate pleasure and make decisions that bring us longterm happiness.

"Choose to be an Optimist" with Simon Sinek

November 29th, 2018


Thursday positivity this time coming from the renowned Simon Sinek. In this tip he articulates how the way we view our circumstances is our choice, …

Do Something For Yourself

November 28th, 2018


Take care of yourself at all costs, and that means taking time off to do the things you need to do for your overall well-being.

Find Your Blind Spots

November 27th, 2018


We all have our weaknesses, it's best to identify them so you can overcome them.

Recap 11/24

November 24th, 2018


Monday - "I don't have time" vs. "it's not a priority"
Tuesday - How to Win with Gary Vee
Wednesday - Overcome Activation Energy
Thursday - Genuine Gratitude on Thanksgiving
Friday - How to Admit when we are Wrong

How to Admit When We Are Wrong

November 23rd, 2018


Admitting fault contradicts our evolutionary biology, but plays an important role in modern relationships and social circumstances.

Genuine Gratitude on Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018


When you are prompted to share what you are thankful for this year, choose something that is personal and has meaning.

Full Interview with CEO/VC Bradley Tusk

November 21st, 2018


Trying out a new format but just as action packed - check out this full length interview with Bradley Tusk, and what he shares about his new book …

Overcome Activation Energy

November 21st, 2018


Just like an endothermic chemical reaction, we as humans need to inject a bit of energy to overcome inertia and get moving.

How to Win With Gary Vee

November 20th, 2018


Something I really respect about Gary is he always puts things into perspective. Sometimes we get wrapped up in winning in the short term, neglecting what winning means in the longterm.

"I don't have time" vs "It's not a priority"

November 19th, 2018


A simple mentality shift will help you take control of your priorities and to-do's.

Talent vs Hard Work feat. Venture Capitalist Bradley Tusk

November 16th, 2018


Today people aren't looking to hire talent and credentials. There is a movement to hire people who demonstrate gritty qualities that are more indicative of success.

"Karma - think good thoughts, say nice things, do good for others. Everything comes back."

November 15th, 2018


It's not too hard to go out of your way to give the best version of yourself to others. And you'll be surprised how quickly those good intentions return.

Give Honest Feedback

November 14th, 2018


Inspired by the Asch experiment, speak your mind and give honest feedback.

Healthy Jealousy with Mel Robbins

November 13th, 2018


If you're like me then you have a negative impression of jealousy. However, jealousy is not envy - it reflects insecurities within yourself that you can correct!

Write a Handwritten Note

November 12th, 2018


Sometimes there is just no replacement for doing things the old-fashioned way. The effort and thought put into a handwritten note can go a long way.

Recap 11/10

November 10th, 2018


Monday - Eliminate Self Doubt
Tuesday - Don't Judge a Book by its Cover
Wednesday - Check Yourself
Thursday - "I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself."
Friday - Scream!


November 9th, 2018


Sometimes, the best thing you can do is just release that pent up energy!

"I am in the process of becoming the best version of myself."

November 8th, 2018


Positivity and personal development all wrapped into one! Know that everything that happens to you is part of the larger picture to becoming a better you.

Check Yourself with Bradley Tusk

November 7th, 2018


Take a moment to assess your current state and mode of operation. Use this time as a personal audit to evaluate your processes and determine if they reflect the person you want to be.

Don't Judge a Book by its Cover

November 6th, 2018


Quick judgments are superficial. Get to know someone by learning what they are about at their core, not just how they appear to be.

Eliminate Self Doubt with Charlie Houpert

November 5th, 2018


Listen to the 5 techniques the "Charisma on Command" founder gives to eliminate self-doubt: Exercise, find the lesson, filter negative comments, embodiment, and finding your why.

Recap 11/3

November 3rd, 2018


Enjoy the recap and have a great weekend!

Craft an Elevator Pitch

November 2nd, 2018


How do you introduce yourself if you are only given 2 sentences? Make an impression by having an organized elevator pitch.

"Life is a gift. Wake up every day and realize that."

November 1st, 2018


Each of our lives are the result of the smallest of probabilities. Take nothing for granted, have appreciation, and know that you have already won!

Play To Win

October 31st, 2018


Just because you are close to achieving something doesn't mean you should think about it differently. Approach challenges with a winner's mentality!

Don't Be Passive Aggressive

October 30th, 2018


Communicate in a constructive way - don't be passive aggressive.

Confident Speaking with Paul Carrick Brunson

October 29th, 2018


Listen to expert public speaker Paul Carrick Brunson share his 5 tips to confident public speaking!

Recap 10/27

October 27th, 2018


Monday - Custom Alarm Clock
Tuesday - Instill Mentality with Howard Schultz
Wednesday - Optimal Tension
Thursday - "Not all storms come to disrupt your …

Accepting and Welcoming Change with Lucia Giovannini

October 26th, 2018


Change is eternally around us. We never see or experience the same thing twice. Instead of fearing change, embrace it, as there is no alternative to it.

“Not all storms come to disrupt your life, some come to clear your path.”

October 25th, 2018


When your life is swept away like a storm, instead of worrying about how you are going to restore everything back to how it was, rebuild it into the way you wanted it in the first place.

Know Your Optimal Tension

October 24th, 2018


People prefer things that are neither too novel nor too familiar. You can choose to behave in a way that caters to that expectation.

Instill Mentality with Howard Schultz

October 23rd, 2018


The culture of any good company starts at the top. Listen to founder of Starbucks Howard Schultz's philosophy on team building.

Create a Custom Alarm Clock

October 22nd, 2018


How do you wake up each morning? Avoid the snooze button with a custom alarm clock. Figure out what motivates you to get out of bed and use it to your advantage.

Recap 10/20

October 20th, 2018


Monday - Have Self Control
Tuesday - Create Your Own reality with Gerard Adams
Wednesday - Daily News Source
Thursday - "A positive attitude gives you …

Talk About Others First

October 19th, 2018


Address other people before you address yourself in conversation - it makes them feel like the center of attention, and they will be more likely reciprocate and invest in their relationship with you.

"A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances."

October 18th, 2018


Use a positive lens and to be critical of negativity and frame your life in a more beneficial way.

Daily News Source

October 17th, 2018


A great way to stay informed on the happenings around you is to consistently tune into a news briefing. Listen to a few suggestions to get you started!

Create Your Own Reality Feat. Gerard Adams

October 16th, 2018


Reaching your goals starts within your mind. Have a vision for how you want things to be and then go out and create it. It's the law of attraction.

Have Self Control

October 15th, 2018


Using the infamous marshmallow experiment by Walter Mischel, here we learn that having self-control at a young age can lead to future success!

Seek Excellence, Not Perfection Feat. Tiger Woods

October 12th, 2018


Perfection is impossible, especially given man's innate flaws. In order to strive for something tangible, we need to work toward excellence, not perfection.

"Stay patient and trust your journey."

October 11th, 2018


Another positivity quote - this one is a reminder that the little things add up, and seeing daily challenges in a positive way enables that growth.

"Influence. The Psychology of Persuasion"

October 10th, 2018


Breaking down the 6 pillars of persuasion today so we can all be more aware of it in our day - Reciprocity, Commitment and Consistency, Social Proof, Liking, Authority, and Scarcity.

Share Value Feat. Joel Brown

October 9th, 2018


What good is knowledge if you can't share it? Sharing value not only is a great way to make an impact, but it is a great personal branding technique, which is a growing requirement in professional settings.

Use Screen Time Feature

October 8th, 2018


I might be late to the party, but I just started using the Screen Time feature in my iPhone. Essentially, it gives me specific mobile usage data that I will use to better manage my time spend on my phone. Have you given …

Weekly Recap

October 6th, 2018


This past week in review!

Be A Comeback Story

October 5th, 2018


We all hit lows, and that's a part of life. But how do you respond? Have a mentality that let's you overcome life's obstacles.

"I think I'll just be happy."

October 4th, 2018


Happiness is a choice, and so is positivity. Choose to just be happy today and every day.

Utilize Your Own Foundation with Ryan Robinson

October 3rd, 2018


Thinking about starting a business? Well doesn't it make more sense to pick something that you know and are passionate about? Ryan Robinson, the founder of explains how we can use our own experience and …

Sit Side By Side When Problem Solving

October 2nd, 2018


Do you ever feel like you need to defend your position when trying to make a decision? Try sitting next to the person you are working with instead of across from them. This helps mitigate the confrontation in the …

If You Want Something, Ask For It

October 1st, 2018


This tip comes as something I personally had to work on a lot. Although asking for something might disrupt the peace and create confrontation on some settings, it is important to be able to stick up for yourself and get …

Recap 9/29

September 29th, 2018


Monday - Spread Kindness with Drake
Tuesday - Quit Hiding your Body
Wednesday - Have Something to Chase
Thursday - "I am too busy loving the people who love me.”
Friday - Turn Nervousness Into Excitement

Turn Nervousness Into Excitement

September 28th, 2018


Did you know that the two emotions of nervousness and excitement induce identical physiological responses. Prime your brain to choose excitement …

"I'm too busy loving the people that love me."

September 27th, 2018


The full quote - "I don't have time to worry about who doesn't like me, I'm too busy loving the people that love me." You just got to love yours!

Have Something to Chase with Matthew McConaughey

September 26th, 2018


It is more motivating to follow in the path of something or someone than to long for it alone. This point is best illustrated in Matthew …

Quit Hiding Behind Your Body

September 25th, 2018


You'll notice this from now on - it is human nature to exhibit a defense mechanism that involves protecting vulnerable areas, essentially hiding your …

Spread Kindness (Inspired by Drake)

September 24th, 2018


It takes very little effort to treat someone well. Inspired by Drake and the contributions he made while filming the music video "God's Plan", I encourage all of us to take part in our own Kindness Challenge.

Weekend Recap 9/22

September 22nd, 2018


Monday - Have a Mentor
Tuesday - Sales with Mark Cuban
Wednesday - 50/10 Productivity
Thursday - Positivity Quote
Friday - Play your Role with Kobe Bryant

Play Your Role Feat. Kobe Bryant

September 21st, 2018


As contributors to this world we all find ourselves on different teams. It is best that we work well within these teams, and each team relies on each …

"Believe that something wonderful is about to happen right now."

September 20th, 2018


Life is spontaneous, but doesn't that make it fun? The moment you are in right now just might be the moment that changes your life forever. Embrace it!

50/10 Work Rest Ratio

September 19th, 2018


I am going to give this productivity tip a try and I encourage you to do the same - dedicate 50 minutes to undistracted, laser-focused work, then take 10 minutes to tend to all of the things that came up all at once.

Sales with Mark Cuban

September 18th, 2018


Coming from the expert salesman himself, Mark Cuban shares about the most important part of sales - believing in your product.

Have a Mentor

September 17th, 2018


I can't express how great mentorship is for so many people. It helps provide guidance in a macro / big picture way, as well as advice in technical specialties.

Recap 9/15

September 15th, 2018


Monday - Don't Take Shortcuts
Tuesday - Change Your Password to a Positive Affirmation
Wednesday - Respect History
Thursday - "The best view comes after the hardest climb."
Friday - Don't Feel Bad for Yourself

Don't Feel Bad for Yourself

September 14th, 2018


Actually, it IS okay to feel bad for yourself. Just limit those emotions to a 10 minute period, and make a plan to take action!

"The best view comes after the hardest climb."

September 13th, 2018


This one is personal to me but carries a great message. Having positivity in the moment will help you appreciate the things you have accomplished when it is all said and done.

Respect History

September 12th, 2018


Knowing and respecting history is a necessary component to appreciating your life. History provides perspective, and thinking about all of the people that sacrificed to give you the opportunities you have today, is a …

Change Password to a Postive Affirmation

September 11th, 2018


Fill your days with opportunities for development that work for you. One simple thing you can do right now is change your password. By incorporating an important or concept in your password, you are forced to repeat …

Don't Take Shortcuts

September 10th, 2018


Go about getting things the right way. This means being deliberate in your work, and refusing to take shortcuts. You will reap benefits from this in 3 key ways - your mentality, quality, and efficiency.

Recap 9/8

September 8th, 2018


Monday - Labor Day Work Hard
Tuesday - Regret Minimization Framework
Wednesday - Play the Long Game
Thursday - "Worrying makes you suffer twice."
Friday - Make a To Be List

To Be List

September 7th, 2018


Instead of making a To-Do list, make a To Be list. Figure out the person you want to be, and reverse engineer the steps you need to take to become that person. It is about doing those things today that bring you closer …

"Worrying makes you suffer twice."

September 6th, 2018


Sharing another dose of positivity, this time referencing worrying. By choosing positivity, you can counteract the cascade of negative effects that come with worrying and stress, and set yourself up to overcome the …

Play the Long Game

September 5th, 2018


Although it might not always feel like there is a tangible product of your efforts, have faith in the journey, know that everything adds up, and believe you will reap the benefits one day. THAT is playing the long game.

Regret Minimization Framework

September 4th, 2018


Jeff Bezos learned very early in his career and work with Amazon how we wanted to make big decisions. Calling it his "Regret Minimization Framework", he talks about how at the end of the day we are going to regret the …

Labor Day - Work Hard

September 3rd, 2018


In practice of Labor Day, I wanted to share a quick message about the real spirit of labor - Hard work. When working hard, it's not just the amount of hours you put in, but the quality of those hours as well.

Recap 9/1

September 1st, 2018


Monday - Productivity in Writing
Tuesday - Fight for a Larger Cause: A Tribute to John McCain
Wednesday - Speech Tics
Thursday - "Create the life you can't wait to wake up to."
Friday - Build Morning Momentum

Build Morning Momentum

August 31st, 2018


Set the tone for your day first thing in the morning. That energy will translate into productivity throughout the day. What do you do to get your day going?

"Create the life you can't wait to wake up to."

August 30th, 2018


A dose of positivity today - understand that you have the choice to create your own world, so might as well choose one that enriches your life with positivity!

Speech Tics

August 29th, 2018


Oooh. Ahhh. Ummm. All of us have speech tics, but it is possible to remove them from your repertoire! Kim Kaupe suggests recording yourself to identify your speech tics and bring them into your awareness.

Fight for a Larger Cause - A Tribute to John McCain

August 28th, 2018


A lesson from the late John McCain - "Nothing in life is more liberating than fighting for a cause larger than yourself.” If you aren't in a position to dedicate your life to a larger cause, you can still aid in the …

Productivity and Writing with Seth Godin

August 27th, 2018


Hear from Seth Godin about how he discovers inspiration and finds ways to produce quality written content.

Recap 8/25

August 25th, 2018


Monday - Beat Procrastination
Tuesday - Skills Developed Traveling Abroad
Wednesday - Setting Boundaries
Thursday - Double Check Your Work
Friday - Personal Development Mentality

Personal Development Mentality

August 24th, 2018


All of the resources, tips, and tricks are futile if you don't take action. There's a reason it is called PERSONAL development, it is something you must do on your own.

Check Your Work

August 23rd, 2018


One of the first things we learn in school yet something we don't retain. Even though checking your work seems like a lot of added work, it will …

Setting Boundaries with Oprah

August 22nd, 2018


In order to set boundaries, you need to first think for yourself and what you want. The best way to do this is to set your boundaries in an unemotional state that accurately reflects your desires.

Skills Developed When Traveling Alone

August 21st, 2018


Reflecting on an article I wrote that was published by Addicted2Success Magazine, I realized the concepts had applications everyday. The 5 skills I learned while abroad - Build relationships from nothing, gain …

Beat Procrastination

August 20th, 2018


Mel Robbins describes a simple 3 step process to overcoming procrastination-related behaviors. First is to forgive yourself, second is to look from the outside in, and third is to engage in a starting ritual that helps …

Recap 8/18

August 18th, 2018


Monday - Help Out
Tuesday - "Did I Explain That Well?"
Wednesday - SMART Goals
Thursday - Lesson from Jim Carrey
Friday - 51/49 Principle

51/49 Principle

August 17th, 2018


Give more than you take - Give 51%, receive 49%. It will do wonders in your relationships and the way you view yourself. It is the Gary Vaynerchuk way!

A Lesson from Jim Carrey

August 16th, 2018


Love this clip from Jim Carrey, who shares his take on fear, life choices, and doing what you love.


August 15th, 2018


Set goals that are: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely. By doing so, you will be set up for success in whatever you choose to do!

A Sales Technique - "Did I Explain That Well?"

August 14th, 2018


In sales training, I was taught this communication technique to be more effective when clarifying a point. By placing the potential for misunderstanding on yourself, you give your client more opportunities to be honest …

Help Out with Kim Kaupe

August 13th, 2018


What is the quickest way to the top of any company? Help out! Stay late, volunteer for tedious tasks, and be the extra hands on a project. The …

Recap 8/11

August 11th, 2018


This weekend's recap!

Create a Vision Board

August 10th, 2018


Having trouble being organized with your creative process? Try creating a vision board. Get all of your ideas out in front of you so that you can create associations and focus your energy on the task at hand.

Be a Cheerleader

August 9th, 2018


Inspired by Mel Robbins, this tip is about taking time to support others. By being their biggest fan, their support will be reciprocated and the quality of your life will improve in all areas.

Move Fast

August 8th, 2018


Don't hesitate and act! The longer we wait, the more we rationalize our urges and reject the idea of doing something new. This is because or brains are hardwired to avoid uncertainty. Move fast and beat it!

The Eisenhower Matrix

August 6th, 2018


The Eisenhower Matrix is a decision making matrix built around two things - how urgent something is, and how important it is. If it is urgent and important, do it now. If it is urgent but not important, delegate it. If …

Stop Saying "What If"

August 6th, 2018


The expression "What If" is filled with doubt. Why demote yourself to that? Instead, replace "What If" with "So What" and see how your approach changes when making decisions and considering options.

Recap 8/4

August 4th, 2018


Listen to this week's recap!

Monday - Gratitude
Tuesday - Do the New
Wednesday - Keep Your Goals Private
Thursday - Giving Benefit of the Doubt
Friday - Priming


August 3rd, 2018


Priming is when factors in your environment create a disposition to think a certain way that usually occurs outside of conscious control. Use the …

Give Benefit of the Doubt

August 2nd, 2018


This is a life choice - instead of seeing fault in other people, decide to assume the best of intentions in everyone around you. You'll be surprised …

Keep Your Goals Private with Matt Sheldon

August 1st, 2018


This one goes against the grain for a lot of people but it is important to hear. As great as accountability is when setting goals, telling everyone …

Do the New

July 31st, 2018


This topic comes from a popular TedTalk. Doing something new, and out of our normal routine, wakes up our brain from autopilot and helps us process …


July 30th, 2018


This one is kind of a buzzword these days, but it's real! Practicing gratitude brings many positive effects to your life, and it is very easy to do. …

Recap 7/28

July 28th, 2018


Did you miss a tip?

Monday - Approach Avoidance Behavior with Erik Eklund

Tuesday - Curiosity Marketing with Chalene Johnson

Wednesday - Go First

Thursday - Don't Devalue Yourself with Jay Shetty

Friday - Park in the Back

Park in the Back

July 27th, 2018


Looking to incorporate a little more exercise into your day? Make the conscious decision to park in the back of a parking lot and walk to your destination. Small workouts throughout the day serve an important function …

Don't Devalue Yourself

July 26th, 2018


Life is very competitive, and sometimes it is impossible to compare yourself to those around you. Just know that anytime something happens, it is adding to you and what you offer, and never subtracting. Listen to this …

Go First

July 25th, 2018


Ready for a small act of courage? Decide to go first, whether that is in a presentation or in a Q&A session. It takes a certain confidence to do it, and practicing that skill will turn it into a longer term …

Curiosity Marketing with Chalene Johnson

July 24th, 2018


Curiosity is a powerful motivator of human behavior. Learning why it is effective, and how to best leverage it in your life, will lead to deeper …

Approach and Avoidance Behavior with Erik Eklund

July 23rd, 2018


Our goal orientation works in one of two ways - we move toward our goals, or away from them. Avoidance is defensive to minimize risk, while approach is welcoming and optimistic. Framing your mind to approach your goals …

Week Recap 7/21

July 21st, 2018


This week in review includes...

Monday - Mindfulness
Tuesday - Have a Passion Project
Wednesday - 80/20 Rule
Thursday - Celebrate Small Wins
Friday - …

Write and Revisit

July 20th, 2018


Ever feel like life is falling apart? In those emotional moments, try this technique - writing down and revisiting your issue helps address the issue face on, while providing perspective that life will go on. Revisit …

Celebrate Small Wins

July 19th, 2018


We are all accomplishing a lot more than we think we are, take time to reflect on those areas where we are succeeding!

80/20 Rule with Matt Sheldon

July 18th, 2018


Real success comes from doing the little things right, and the 80/20 Rule states that practicing and focusing on the 20% that you really need to be …

Have a Passion Project

July 17th, 2018


You don't need to stop working on the things that you love. Stay in touch with your passions and the rest of your life will fall into place around that.

Mindfulness with Phil Boissiere

July 16th, 2018


Mindfulness has the capability to improve the quality of your life, increase focus, and decrease stress. However, we often aren't practicing it …

Eliminate Hindsight Bias

July 15th, 2018


Hindsight bias is a psychological phenomenon that misrepresents reality. We note time when particular things happen, and forget all of the times when …

Weekly Recap 7/13

July 13th, 2018


This episode is the first recap episode we've done, let us know at if you want to hear more!

Monday - Law of Attraction
Tuesday - Champion Boxing Impression
Wednesday - Tony Robbins' …

Will Power Workouts

July 12th, 2018


Did you know that will power acts like a muscle? It fatigues with use and can be strengthened with training. There are two great ways to raise your …

Tony Robbins' Morning Routine

July 11th, 2018


Tony Robbins, debatably one of the most efficient and productive people on this planet, engages in the same morning routine every day. It's a 10 minute routine that primes him for success - 3 minutes of gratitude, a 3 …

Boxer Stance

July 10th, 2018


A corny tip but I love it - at the end of a workout, when you feel that endorphin rush and the satisfaction of completing your exercise, put your arms up like a champion boxer. This positive body posture will feed your …

Law of Attraction

July 9th, 2018


If you want to make something happen, you need to unequivocally believe that it will happen. The law of attraction has been adopted by stars like Denzel Washington, Oprah, and Conor McGregor. Believe in something so …

Silence in Conversations

July 8th, 2018


Let yourself pause and understand what your conversational partner is trying to tell you. Silent moments are indicative of the quality of the exchange.

Delayed Gratification with Fabio Marrama

July 7th, 2018


The best things in life aren't earned all at once. Fabio's quote "I don't really know what I am doing but I know that what I am doing is leading somewhere good." Let small things compound and open doors, and believe …

Core Principles

July 6th, 2018


What do you really prioritize? Formalize those things into core principles so that they can serve as a cornerstone for your decision making process, and ensure that your activity aligns with the person you want to be.

Sustainability Practices with Katie Wallace

July 5th, 2018


Katie Wallace shares 10 ways you can start living a more sustainable life, starting today. Learn the true definition of sustainability and the best ways to think about sustainability - people, planet, and profits.

Let Actions Speak Louder Than Words

July 4th, 2018


Your actions are a better indicator of your intentions than your words are. That's why we say "Let actions speak louder than words." Put your intentions on display and let your actions speak through random acts of …

Optimize Your Email Signature

July 3rd, 2018


A valuable piece of personal branding real-estate that we often overlook is our email signature. It is a place where we can direct people in our network to areas where our personal brand is on display. If you're not …

Replace "Can't" with "Don't" by Katherine Miller

July 2nd, 2018


When trying to uproot a habit, and resist the urge to act, a simple word switch will go a long way. Replacing the word "can't" with "don't" implies a commitment that will help you make that change!

Wear Something Red

July 1st, 2018


Wearing red is associated with more self confidence and more perceived attraction. Keep this in mind for a special ocassion or big moment, and give it a try. Let us know how you feel!

Take the Stairs

June 30th, 2018


Exercise is an important part of keeping your body in the right shape to perform. But did you know that frequency of exercise is just as important as intensity? This is true even within the same day! That's why …

Limit Phone Dependence

June 29th, 2018


Who else thinks that we are a little too addicted to our phones? It makes sense, it is a comfortable and reliable place. But too much of anything usually isn't a good thing, and this is no different. Try extra hard to …

Invest in Yourself

June 28th, 2018


The safest place for you to invest, financially, emotionally, and physically, is in yourself. You can this through education, apprenticeship, and taking care of your body!

Anchoring Habits with Jake Jordan

June 27th, 2018


This is a great way to add a new habit to your repertoire. By using a previous habit, you can add a new habit simply by anchoring a new habit to that …

Subtly Break Routine

June 26th, 2018


The first step to getting comfortable being uncomfortable is exposure. But that doesn't need to happen all at once, you can introduce subtle changes to your routine that will help you improve in uncomfortable …

Busyness Vs. Business with Kim Kaupe

June 25th, 2018


This tip applies for just about anyone who has ever felt like they were busy but didn't get anything done. Kim Kaupe suggests you split your to-do list into things that are important and and things that are urgent. …

Self Talk

June 23rd, 2018


Our brain and thought patterns largely influenced by the way we feel and perceive things. Therefore, treating ourselves in a way that sets us up for …

Practical Resilience with Tofe Evans

June 22nd, 2018


Embrace adversity because it is a blessing in disguise. Practical resilience is the concept of having the mental thought patterns to overcome challenges. This is explained more in Tofe Evan's book "Everyone Has a Plan …

Pay It Forward

June 21st, 2018


Have you ever benefited from something somebody did out of the goodness in their heart? Sometimes they do this for a very simple reason - paying it forward. Doing something for someone else with no expectation for …

Compete With Yourself

June 20th, 2018


The friendliest form of competition is competition with yourself. It is the truest spirit of self-improvement, and motivates you to be better than you were yesterday. This tip features great video from Addicted2Success …

5 Minute Phone Call with Manu Goswami

June 19th, 2018


We all can afford the time to take a phone call with someone in our network. Even if it comes from a place of mentorship, these conversations keep you sharp and you always learn something new. Give it a try!

Influence and Motives with Fabio Marrama

June 18th, 2018


Influence is a byproduct of the value you are using to serve an industry or individual. It comes about by doing things for the right reasons - with good intentions and the right motives. To test this, pick someone …

Perspective with Gaur Gopal Das

June 16th, 2018


Monk Gaur Gopal does provides some real perspective in this one. "Whether you're flying economy or you're flying business, the destination you are heading remains the same doesn't it."

"We work ourselves up so much in …

Simplify Your Life

June 15th, 2018


To all my pack-rats, hoarders, and collectors, simplifying your situation brings great value to your life. It allows you to live more in the moment …

Interpersonal Accountability

June 14th, 2018


One way to stick to a commitment is to use interpersonal accountability. Three techniques to create this accountability are sharing your goals with someone else, having a Peak Performance Partner, or sharing your …

Ask For Help

June 13th, 2018


Asking for help is strength! It's an expression of confidence and makes you more relatable as a human being. The only way to truly extrapolate the …

Sell Outcomes with Fabio Marrama

June 12th, 2018


Sales is all about offering value, and in this tip, Fabio Marrama does a great job explaining why. To leverage that, you need to sell the benefits, or the outcomes!

If-Then Planning with Mel Robbins

June 11th, 2018


This is a really good one from Mel Robbins about If-Then planning. Basically, when you have identified a negative thought pattern, you can plan ahead to substitute a behavior with something more beneficial. This …

Deliberate Practice

June 9th, 2018


First described by Anders Ericcson, deliberate / purposeful practice is a 5 step process that can create anyone into a master at some skill.

Starting a Presentation with Simon Sinek

June 8th, 2018


Captivating speaker and public figure Simon Sinek shares what he believes is the most important part to a speech - the story. When doing this right, you can set the tone for the rest of the presentation.

Use Your Strengths with Stephanie Hall

June 7th, 2018


We all have deficiencies in our lives, and that's okay! Stephanie Hall's tip reminds us to embrace our strengths and execute accordingly.


June 6th, 2018


Take advantage of your down time by learning a foreign language! Duolingo is an incredible resource that gives many people access to education. …

Persistence With Alexandria Marrow

June 5th, 2018


In the face of adversity, be persistent. Young entrepreneur Alexandria Marrow talks about the importance of experience hardship and knowing that it is part of the growing process. "You may encounter many defeats, but …

Stand Up With Kim Kaupe

June 4th, 2018


In a business setting, a great display of respect is to stand up when someone enters the room. Although you might stand out when doing this, the act really does portray a lot and is great for first impressions and …

Reflect On Failures

June 2nd, 2018


It is important to reflect on times you failed when identifying room for improvement. This tips proposes that you turn outward when rationalizing problems and ask the question "Why?" 3 times to get to the root cause. …

Reframing Negative Situations by Charlie Houpert

June 1st, 2018


This tip comes from Charlie Houpert and his YouTube channel "Charisma on Command". In the show he explains how Chris Pratt is a comedic genius, and how it all stems from the way he chooses to perceive situations. …

Accept Compliments And Breathe JC

May 31st, 2018


Learn how to deal with embarrassment or certain emotional situations by taking a deep breathe, smiling, and saying thank you. It increases the way others perceive your self-confidence and establishes rapport.

Tony Robbins' Morning Routine

May 30th, 2018


Tony Robbins is an incredible person because his behavior is built around incredible habits. Every morning he does the same routine that includes 3 minutes of gratitude, 3 minutes sending love to people, and writing 3 …

3 Goals For The Day

May 29th, 2018


Write down your 3 goals for the day. It helps provide direction for you and a tangible way to evaluate your productivity in the day!

"How Do I Feel" Checks

May 28th, 2018


Performing "How Do I Feel" Checks allows you to get a good sense of your mental state and find any small problems before they grow into big problems. …


May 26th, 2018


Mirroring is when we replicate the behavior of someone else. This from an evolutionarily perspective has played a huge role in relationship building …

Prioritize 1 to 5

May 25th, 2018


Inspired by "Sprint", prioritizing tasks 1 to 5 helps you become more productive and helps you transition between tasks.

Content Marketing Strategy with Kaya Ismail

May 24th, 2018


As a content marketing and strategy expert, Kaya Ismail shares the importance of organization and planning within his industry. However, his core …

9PM To Midnight Is Fair Game

May 23rd, 2018


Find time to make your dreams a reality. Your option - 9 PM to midnight!

Call A Friend

May 23rd, 2018


Today's tip reveals the health benefits of having close friends, and encourages us to get back in touch with those who are important to us but no longer are convenient to hear from.

Deep Breathing with Mark Metry

May 22nd, 2018


In a stressful situation Mark Metry prescribes 6 deep breaths. By doing so you activate your parasympathetic nervous system to elicit a calming …

Make Your Bed

May 19th, 2018


It is simple - make your bed every morning. By doing so, you set yourself up for success by completing the first task of the day, and having it as …

Don't Keep Your Goals Locked Up

May 18th, 2018


Write down your short term and longterm goals every morning in present terms. Whatever you want to be, profess it as true today and let your psyche do its work!

Don't Listen To Respond

May 17th, 2018


Innately we are already limited in how much information we can retain and recall. In a conversation, a lot of the information shared is not remembered by the recipient. Active listening, instead of listening with the …

Managing Distractions with Jake Jordan

May 16th, 2018


Jake Jordan shares that we lose a ton of time everyday because of distractions, and suggests that we are smart with the way we do spend productive …

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