Leadership is hard. Perhaps inherently so. When the mission is to empower others to cause change, there's bound to be lots of challenges. CNN says being CEO should come with a health warning. One legendary CEO even called it "the torture." I think there's another metaphor that's more helpful. In an episode of Stan Lee's Superhumans, Tom Owen survives being run over by a heavy truck. Through testing, the conclusion isn't that his abdominal muscles are significantly stronger than average. Instead, he's able to generate enough inter-abdominal pressure to withstand massive external loads. "If I can't push out harder than the weight of the truck pushing down, then I die," says Tom. I think leaders can use the same approach. By generating enough internal force with our habits, we can push back against the external pressures that threaten to crush us.
In this episode, I'm delighted to share a conversation with LIFT App CEO and Co-Founder, Tony Stubblebine. He'll share powerful insights on behavior design and how you can apply those principles in your own life. In particular, Tony explains the science behind why resolutions don't last, and where you can focus instead that will have a lasting impact. You'll hear how Tony and his team have masterfully taken the best research concepts and applied them to science and technology to create a resource that is simply life-changing. Listen in, and you’ll learn why behavior design is so important, how BJ Fogg's B=MAT framework can be applied, why New Year's resolutions usually don't work, and what proven steps you can take to make changes that stick.
On today's podcast, I'm honored to interview Kamal Ravikant. He's the author of two awesome books - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It and Live Your Truth. What's awesome about Kamal's writing is that he's vulnerable and authentic enough to share some really raw and profound truths that I think lots of us need to hear. "We don't stumble accidentally into an amazing life. It takes a conscious commitment to figuring out what we stand for - finding our truth. It begins by looking inside ourselves, because when it rises from within, we have no choice but to express it, to live it. That is when magic happens."
Should we strengthen our brains like we do our bodies? Absolutely. The problem is that we're rarely taught how. And what we hear about sometimes sounds weird or even embarrassing. But it's incredibly important. As Christopher Paolini says, "the monsters of the mind are far worse than those that actually exist. Fear, doubt, and hate have hamstrung more people than beasts ever have." In this episode of the Habit Chef Podcast, we'll explore four positive habits we can develop for strengthening our minds and fighting stress. Listen in, and you’ll learn what people who are mentally strong don't do, how to prevent yourself from doing them, why daily exercise is the next blockbuster drug, how to program yourself to think differently, how to quiet your mind, and what you should do for 20 minutes each day.