OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson features the best Big Ideas from the best optimal living books. More wisdom in less time to help you live your greatest life.
July 10th, 2017
Lanny Bassham won a gold medal in rifle shooting in the 1976 Olympics. But he didn’t win that gold until AFTER he kinda fell apart in the 1972 Olympics where he took home a silver. He used that disappointment to fuel his mental toughness training and bring home the gold in his next attempt. Since then, he’s been teaching people how to...
Social science, behavioral economics, cognitive psychology -- sound complex? Let's fix that. The Art of Charm Podcast is where self-motivated guys and gals, just like you, come to learn from a diverse mix of experienced mentors, including the world's best professional and academic minds, scientists, innovators, coaches, relationship experts, entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, and other brilliant minds. This show will make you a higher performer, a better networker, a deeper connector and, most importantly, a better thinker.
July 3rd, 2017
For those of you in the States celebrating today, Happy Independence Day. For everyone else around the world, Happy 4th of July! smiling face with open mouth The 4th of July. Of course, today we’re celebrating Independence Day. But it’s important to note that we’re not celebrating the day we *won* our independence. We’re celebrating the day we...
June 26th, 2017
In her great book Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff shares a little equation that can help us reduce our suffering. It goes like this: Suffering = Pain x Resistance. Here’s what we need to know: Pain, as the Dalai Lama tells us, is inevitable. Suffering, on the other hand, is optional. The trick is to keep the pain “clean” so we don’t suffer...
June 19th, 2017