Best of…New Study: Find A Purpose NOW!

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This week I wanted to share a very popular “best of” episode… A new study by a group of British researchers confirm that having “A” purpose (not “THE” Purpose) is the only way to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The paper was part of an ongoing British study of older adults known as the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Results of the Study Socially, higher worthwhile ratings were associated with stronger personal relationships and with broader social engagement such as involvement in civic organizations, cultural activity and volunteering. (marriage was important but so was regular contact with …

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A Water Tree, A Boat Saw and Achieving Enlightenment

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This week’s podcast episode is all about achieving personal enlightenment simply by drinking beer, riding on a boat and solving a problem. I share a story about a bunch of drunk guys trying to remove a submerged tree branch… …and how that perfectly explains the Theory of Flow and the proven, scientific way to achieve more enlightenment in your life. In the show I talk about: The groundbreaking work of both Duke University’s Adrian Bejan and Stanford University’s Carol Dweck on the importance of flow and the ultimate power of a growth mindset What really is enlightenment? How you can …

Story About Hot Dogs, A Traumatized Uncle and the Awkwardness of Success

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This week I talk about Success and success (two different things) by telling the story of grilling hot dogs with my traumatized uncle. This episode all came from an article I was reading a couple of days ago about success. There was a great line in the article that talked about forward movement requiring Intention and Effort AND Awkwardness. It was the awkwardness that jumped off the page for me because it is so true!! There is not a success that has ever been succeeded successfully without some form of messy or awkward or failure. So, why is it that …

New Study: Find A Purpose … NOW!

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A new study by a group of British researchers confirm that having “A” purpose (not “THE” Purpose) is the only way to live a long, healthy and fulfilling life. The paper was part of an ongoing British study of older adults known as the English Longitudinal Study of Aging. The Results of the Study Socially, higher worthwhile ratings were associated with stronger personal relationships and with broader social engagement such as involvement in civic organizations, cultural activity and volunteering. (marriage was important but so was regular contact with friends). From a health perspective, those with higher worthwhile ratings had better …

Voting Made Easy : A Quick Guide

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Why You Need To Vote This episode I go over a quick guide on voting and how it is really easy once you learn a very simple system to become informed on all of the races you’re voting on (including randoms like judges, water district, county supervisors, etc.) Here are the topics for today: How to register Do you need to pick a political party in order to register? What are the registration deadlines for your state? The difference between a mail-in ballot and voting at the ballot box Should you pay any attention to all of the political ads? …

A Lesson From Tragedy One Year Later : The Power of #VegasStrong

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1 October, Las Vegas – The #VegasStrong Story As a part-time Las Vegas resident, I wanted to share with you how the 1 October tragedy last year personal impacted me and what life lesson I can share with you. Although I wasn’t there at the time, I was personally impacted by the shooting because my girlfriend and her family live there and they knew some of the people that were shot and killed. So I felt connected in grief with those people and the city as a whole. Which leads me to this week’s conversation… Shifting Perspective and Judgement In …

The 95% Rule That Magically Erases Stress

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This week I share with you my own personal formula for eliminating a lot of stress in my life … I call it the 95% rule. This rule is all about looking at your life and situations from a different angle…a better angle, like taking a better selfie pic by moving the camera up and to the side instead of right in front of your face. The 95% Rule is all about getting rid of the small, insignificant worries in your life so you can put your energy towards the 5% of stuff that really matters. That way, you can …

Your Cure for Headline Stress Disorder

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Is the news these days freaking you out? Then you could be dealing with a case of Headline Stress Disorder. For many people, continual alerts from news sources, blogs, social media and alternative facts feel like missile explosions in a siege without end, emphasizing that in many ways, current news can leave us feeling helpless to create change. This week, I offer to you 3 solid ways to get you out of the news cycle funk and back into a good headspace. How About Some Good News for a Change? Along with the headline stress disorder cures, I wanted to …