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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.

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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.

    PNTV: A Joseph Campbell Companion by Joseph Campbell (#69)

    PNTV: A Joseph Campbell Companion by Joseph Campbell (#69)

    Joseph Campbell rocks and in this PN TV episode we'll have fun looking at how to embrace our hero's journey, shed some skin and jump into our Highest Selves as we explore some of my favorite Big Ideas from "A Joseph Campbell Companion"! Hope you dig it. :)

    • 13 min
    PNTV: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (#84)

    PNTV: Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (#84)

    Why is it that IQ isn't that highly correlated with success? Because "Emotional Intelligence" plays a *huge* role! In this PN TV episode we'll explore some Big Ideas on how to rock our EQ from Daniel Goleman's classic. Hope you dig it! :)

    • 13 min
    PNTV: The Big Picture by Tony Horton (#142)

    PNTV: The Big Picture by Tony Horton (#142)

    Tony Horton. If you've done P90X then you both LOVE him and you hate him (for kicking your butt!). Hah! Tony brings the same energy and laughs to this great book featuring his 11 Laws for rockin' it. In the Note, we'll have fun looking at the voices in his head, where he came up with his classic "Do your best and forget the rest!" and other goodness!

    • 14 min
    PNTV: How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport (#327)

    PNTV: How to Become a Straight-A Student by Cal Newport (#327)

    Cal Newport is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Dartmouth who went on to MIT for his Ph.D. and is now a Professor at Georgetown. In this book, Cal shares the top ideas he gleaned from interviews with non-grind Phi Beta Kappa members at elite schools across the country. They had to perform well AND they had to achieve those results without grinding away. Their practices, although discovered independently, reflect the same wisdom shared in the science books. It’s great to see the overlap.

    • 17 min
    PNTV: The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (#221)

    PNTV: The Upside of Stress by Kelly McGonigal (#221)

    If you’ve ever had stress in your life (hah!) and wondered how to deal with it more optimally, I think you’ll love this. McGonigal tells us that how we THINK about stress plays a huge role in its affect on us and walks us thru the science behind it. Rather than try to get rid of stress (good luck with that!), we’re much better off shifting our mindsets to embrace and use the stress wisely!

    • 16 min
    PNTV: Originals by Adam Grant (#283)

    PNTV: Originals by Adam Grant (#283)

    Adam Grant is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and the top-ranked Professor at Wharton. He’s also a great writer. In Originals, we take a look at "How Non-Conformists Move the World."

    • 21 min

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