Today, I’m excited to share a special habit profile and interview with Mike Hrostoski. On June 4, 2011, Mike’s life changed dramatically with the loss of his mother and the discovery of a new tribe. Over the last two years, he has transformed from a frustrated Fortune 50 executive to someone that lives exactly as he would if he only had 30 days left. Even though Mike is a men’s coach and focused on being location independent, he shares several principles that can we can all apply to live better.
HCP 025: 4 Surprising Habits That Boost Creativity
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, you’ll discover four surprising ways that you can build your idea muscle and boost creativity. Backed by science, they’re all fun too.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why creativity is important to your success, how exercise fuels our brains, how simply getting outdoors can free up our mental resources, how you can use daily lists to build your idea muscle, and why reading fiction is a surprising way to stretch your imagination.
HCP 024: How To Develop an Accountability Habit
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll explore why accountability is so powerful and the simple ways you can get started using it to propel you forward and keep your momentum.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why accountability is an important asset for entrepreneurs and habit-builders, who you should select as an accountability partner (and who you should avoid), what type of accountability structure is most successful, and how you can easily get started.
HCP 023: 3 Keys to an Intentional Media Diet
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll reveal why junk media is as dangerous as junk food and how we can craft a healthy media diet that’s just as convenient.
Listen in, and you’ll learn and how your tastes and preferences are shaped by intentional propaganda, why we work so much and still somehow barely get by, why free mainstream media might be dangerous, where we can get positive resources instead, and how to setup our systems to make those choices just as convenient.
HCP 022: 6 Habits I Learned at the World Domination Summit
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I’ll share the six actionable habits I learned from Nancy Duarte, Darren Rowse, Andrew Warner, Chase Jarvis, Jia Jiang, and others.
I just returned from the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. It’s an amazing gathering of people from around the world that are focused on living remarkable lives of community, adventure, and service. My husband and I have attended all three years that the conference has existed, and we’ve already reserved our tickets for next year.
But what I’ve learned from the last two WDS’s is that inspiration fades if you don’t integrate it into your daily life – at least it does for me. So to try to maximize the impact of the conference on my life, I decided to distill my notes into key habits that were actionable. On my long flight back yesterday, I organized 15 pages of notes and discovered that there were six key ideas.
Today, I want to share them with you.
HCP 021: How My Daughter Learned Solid Financial Habits
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, you’ll hear how my teenage daughter developed strong financial habits and what it means to her now.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why it’s important to teach good habits to your children, what systems you can use to make the process easier, how a simple, free tool makes a huge difference, and the surprising positive ripple effect that could be started.
HCP 020: Unveiling a New Success Template with John Dumas
In this bonus episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll share a special interview with creator of the six-figure Entrepreneur on Fire Podcast, John Dumas. He’ll share the habits he uses to keep up a daily podcast.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why a consistent focus on delivering value is most important, how a creative workflow can help you do more in less time, why discipline is so important, how to setup your systems to achieve and maintain momentum, and how to build genuine relationships.
HCP 019: Learning How To Learn
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, you’ll hear why much of what we believe about learning is likely wrong. Special guest Timothy Kenny will explain how this happened and reveal which learning habits are most effective..
Listen in, and you’ll learn when our institutional learning habits were developed, why they don’t serve us well today, what the timeless principles of learning are, how we can easily and simply apply them, and one key learning “hack” that can make a significant impact in one step.
HCP 018: 7 Habits of Leaders that Make a Difference
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll explore the seven key habits of leaders that make a difference and how you can apply them to put your own dent in the universe.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why leadership is a never-ending journey, why it’s so important to reinforce the mission, how to assemble your small army, why you’ll want to think big and act small, why you can never stop learning, why you must be willing to be vulnerable, how to share tough love, and why your personal health is so important.
HCP 017: 8 Habits I'm Most Thankful for This Year
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, I’ll share the 8 habits I’m most thankful for on this birthday.
Listen in, and you’ll learn how flossing taught me the importance of starting small, why I quit watching television, how juicing helped me break my energy drink addiction, why I work from home on Wednesdays, why my chiropractor and bootcamp membership are so important, why I gave myself a uniform, how I learned to practice honor, and how I finally figured out how to make progress on my own projects.
HCP 016: How to Develop the Habit of Getting Up Early
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll explore how to become an early riser and which surprising habits are the most important.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why many successful people wake up early, how to decide if you should wake up earlier, how to remind yourself of your motivation before you hit snooze, how to plan backwards to ensure you wake up on time, and why consistency is so important to your morning routine.
HCP 015: 4 Essential Habits for Getting Things Done
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, you’ll learn how to boil down bookstores full of productivity tips into four essential habits for getting things done.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why it’s important to drain your brain every day, how to schedule your weekly review, how to setup your cockpit so you can operate proactively, and how to define and reinforce your daily march.
HCP 014: Overcoming Decision Fatigue with Simple Habits
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll learn how decision fatigue is like human kryptonite and how we can use habits to overcome it.
Listen in, and you’ll learn how we sabotage ourselves without even knowing it, why decision fatigue causes us to procrastinate and make poor decisions, how habits preserve mental energy by allowing us to take action automatically, and how we can setup simple habits to help us make better decisions.
HCP 013: 3 Secret Y's to Doing What You Want to Be
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll talk through the importance of doing what you want to be, and the three simple ways to get started today.
Listen in, and you’ll learn how you can be anything just by doing the actions, how knowing your why helps you reclaim your urgency, why you shouldn’t buy things to support a new goal, and how just trying to take a small step makes a big difference.
Why Identity Matters More Than Results
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll explore the role of identity in habit development using James Clear’s latest writings. We’ll also focus on specific ways you can use this approach.
Listen in, and you’ll learn why proving your identity is more important than results, especially at first, how to use this approach to start your habit snowball, how to work backwards to select your tiny habits, and why it’s important to recognize propaganda and choose your identity instead of automatically following the default option.
How To Use Rituals to Overcome Procrastination and Do What Matters
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll experiment with one of the secret weapons of behavioral psychology – rituals. Often misunderstood, we’ll explore how we can use them to do our best work.
Listen in, and you’ll learn what to do when you’re staring at a blank document or spreadsheet, how to overcome dread and fear to do work that matters, why you need a pre-game ritual just like the pros, and how to capture and use momentum to add habits easily.
Understanding the Personal Development Corkscrew with Charlie Gilkey
In a special episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll explore a baker’s dozen of powerful personal development principles with this week’s master chef, Charlie Gilkey.
A self-described old soul, Charlie is an author, speaker, contributor to Inc Magazine, and business advisor at Productive Flourishing. I met Charlie at the first World Domination Summit and was immediately struck by how well he integrated his experience as an officer with the Army National Guard and his doctoral studies in philosophy into principles that resonated for business owners and individual peak performers.
For his habit profile, Charlie thought an audio interview would be better, and I have to agree. Listen in on our conversation to hear Charlie’s insights directly, and then use the notes below to implement the key ideas in your own life.
HCP 009: How To Keep a Not-Daily Habit
In this episode of The Habit Chef Podcast, we’ll explore one of the toughest areas of habit development – the ones you don’t do every day.
More specifically, you’ll learn how to identify habits that need a different strategy, why making an appointment is important and how to do it effectively, how to use a placeholder habit, and when you should commit to a daily habit.