22 episodes

MindHack is a podcast by Cody McLain that seeks to break down the routines, habits, mindset, and ideologies of successful people, scientific studies, and popular books. This is a self-help podcast dedicating to finding out the keys to success, happiness, and limitless productivity.

MindHack Podcast Cody McLain

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    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

MindHack is a podcast by Cody McLain that seeks to break down the routines, habits, mindset, and ideologies of successful people, scientific studies, and popular books. This is a self-help podcast dedicating to finding out the keys to success, happiness, and limitless productivity.

    Finding Strategies, Purpose, Ideologies for success with Flow Expert - Rian Doris

    Finding Strategies, Purpose, Ideologies for success with Flow Expert - Rian Doris

    Rian has worked his way on up to working with some of the world’s leading experts on peak performance and flow including Keith Ferrazzi, Dr. Dan Siegel, and Steven Kotler, his partner at Flow Research Collective.
    He is the Co-Founder & COO at the Flow Research Collective, a research and training institute focused on decoding the neuroscience of flow states and training leaders to achieve peak performance.
    In this episode, we look at a variety of topics ranging from understanding Flow, attachment styles, the importance of purpose, and much more.

    Connect with Rian Doris:
    Flow Research CollectiveLinkedInFacebookTwitterRelevant Books:
    Rise of Superman by Steven KotlerStealing Fire by Steven KotlerFlow by Mihaly CsikszentmihalyiShow Notes
    What is the Flow Genome Institute? (8:31)What is the Attachment Theory? (4:42)What are the different Attachment Styles? (5:57)What strategy did you use to start putting your plans into action? (18:05)What is your purpose and meaning behind your success? (26:12)Were you naturally confident or did you develop this in some other way? (49:13)What is your morning routine? (43:10)Are there any ideologies that you follow from other people? (34:24)How did you end up with your venture with Stephen Kotler? (45:06)What does Flow Research do for people? (46:57)Click Here to download the Episode Transcript

    • 56 min
    Society, Behavior and the Future - Robert Greene

    Society, Behavior and the Future - Robert Greene

    Robert Greene is a phenomenal writer who is loved by many and is considered to be one of the greatest writers of our time. Having authored books like the 48 Laws of Power and the Laws of Human Nature, Robert has spent the entirety of his life researching what makes people, society, and culture tick.
    It was such an honor to have the opportunity to speak with Robert and we go in-depth on a myriad of topics from understanding what is true narcissism, how to increase self-awareness, and improve problem-solving. We also touch on his view of the future of society in general and briefly discuss his recent stroke which left him partially paralyzed.



    LINKS
    Facebook
    LinkedIn
    Twitter
    Blog
    BOOKS
    Mastery
    The Laws of Human Nature
    The 48 Laws of Power


    SHOW NOTES
    Where do you get your viewpoints or perspective when you write your books? (1:36)
    How do you distinguish between emotional trauma and narcissism? (8:47)
    How will you distinguish between altruism and narcissism? (13:56)
    How can someone be more aware of their behavior? (26:48)
    Can you give us an overview of being an introvert and extrovert? (32:58)
    What is the best way to approach a problem that you feel has hit a brick wall? (37:20)
    What made you write “Laws of Nature” that coincides with “48 Laws of Power” as well? (41:10)
    Based on all the research you’ve done regarding human behavior, are you optimistic or pessimistic about our society’s future? (44:17)

    • 59 min
    Flow and the Personification of Emotions - Troy Erstling

    Flow and the Personification of Emotions - Troy Erstling

    Today we’re interviewing somebody who is a world traveler and expert in flow states. He’s a writer and consultant and has even given a TedX talk on freestyling.
    Besides designing his digital nomad lifestyle, he employs a variety of activities to get into a flow state, including slacklining, freestyle rapping, exercising, and meditating.
    His name is Troy Erstling and he’s an extremely interesting and well-spoken guest.
    In this episode, Troy shares his thoughts on flow state, how meditation makes you less distractible, resources for productivity, how to set up successful systems for the absence of friction, how to dial in and out of the flow state, and how to maintain the most important relationship in your life.
    This is a deep dive episode on flow state, so get ready to get in the zone with us!


    Resources From The Episode


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    Links


    FacebookTwitterPersonification of Emotions (Blog)Vipassana Meditation
    Books
    Stealing Fire by Steven KotlerRise of Superman by Steven KotlerDeep Work by Cal Newport The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart

    What is your why? 1:50
    What is a flow state? 3:58
    Where can one go so he can learn more about flow cycles? 9:57
    Do you believe that everybody needs to find their flow state? 12:26
    How do you meditate while applying the principles of Flow? 20:29
    Do you have any stories on your end about how meditation has helped you? 28:39
    How did you come up with the personification of emotion? 30:00
    What is anchoring and how does it help? 34:00
    Can you tell us about your meditation practice, Vipassana? 37:00
    What is hypofrontality? 45:00

    • 1 hr
    Validate Your Startup, Use the Mom Test, and Get the Successful Entrepreneur Mindset - Matt Clifford

    Validate Your Startup, Use the Mom Test, and Get the Successful Entrepreneur Mindset - Matt Clifford

    Matt Clifford has helped accelerate the businesses of over 1000 entrepreneurs. He's the co-founder of Entrepreneur First, the world's leading technology talent investor. Entrepreneur First brings together extraordinary people to build startups from scratch in London, Singapore, Berlin, Hong Kong, Paris and Bangalore.

    I really enjoyed this conversation about entrepreneurship, being a founder, and how to get started if you are feeling called to be an entrepreneur. We discuss the Mom test for business validity and how Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn, became a backer for Entrepreneur First. Matt and Entrepreneur First have helped fund over 100 companies including Magic Pony Technology which was acquired by twitter.

    In this episode, Matt shares his thoughts on what it means to be an entrepreneur, the mindset of an entrepreneur, resources, and what it takes to become successful.

    Resources From The Episode
    Listen to it on Apple PodcastsStream Episode in the BrowserDownload as an MP3
    Links
    FacebookTwitterEntrepreneur FirstThoughts in Between (Digest)
    Books
    The Mom Test by Rob Fitzpatrick

    How do you become a founder? Explore the mindset one has to be in. (23:08)What are some of the success stories you’ve had with EF? (2:24)Is there an important belief or mindset one needs to have to become an entrepreneur? (4:24)What happens if you fail? How do you know if you're idea is worth pursuing? (7:15)How do you get the motivation to work hard during the grind? (35:37)What is your background that led you to start Entrepreneur First? (12:47)What differentiates entrepreneurs from everyone else?What is deep technology and why is it important? (30:00)What is the "Mom Test"? (51:06)What do you think contributes to a company's success? (37:17)

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD - Lidia Zylowska

    The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD - Lidia Zylowska

    Lidia Zylowska, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist and Associate Professor at UMN Department of Psychiatry where she leads the Mental Health Wellness Team.  Dr. Zylowska has expertise in integrative psychiatry, adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and mindfulness-based therapy.   Early in her career at UCLA, she conducted pioneering research in mindfulness and ADHD and helped establish the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.   She is also the author of “The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD” book which was awarded the distinction of “2012 CHADD’s Most Innovative Program”. 

    In this interview, we detail the difference between meditation and mindfulness, ways to practice mindfulness if sitting still is challenging, whether ADHD drugs are necessary, and the origins of ADHD. Lidia shares some of her favorite resources for adult ADHD. Lidia also discusses mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, how to achieve a balance between acceptance and change, and ways we can check in with our bodies.
    Resources From The Episode
    Listen to it on Apple PodcastsStream Episode in the BrowserDownload as an MP3Links
    Facebook Mindfulness ADHDFacebook UMN PsychiatryHeadspaceDerek SiversTranscendental MeditationBe Mindful MeditationBooks
    The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHDRest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessTribe of Mentors

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Become Bilingual & Learn How Just "One Thing" Can Change Your Life - Sami Halabi

    Become Bilingual & Learn How Just "One Thing" Can Change Your Life - Sami Halabi

    Today we’re interviewing somebody who is incredibly focused, driven and ambitious from an early age. He’s a polyglot who speaks 5 languages, and is on the top echelons of the Oracle marketing department, serving as a Digital Marketing Manager whose team supports an annual budget of $210M here. He has a significant influence in Oracle’s North America Marketing success, and it's in no small part due to his drive to succeed and get shit done.

    Apart from delivering on a budget that is larger than the revenue of most of the world’s companies, he also launched his own unique startup called Univoice, which combines our love and taste for music with language learning, and hopes to make it easier for millions to pick up a new language at a much faster rate.

    His name is Sami Halabi and he’s one of the smartest people I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing. He’s had a myriad of achievements in managing Sales & Marketing teams for companies that have gone on to have tremendous growth. His current team at Oracle is ranked as the top 1 of 8 most productive North American Software Sales Organizations.

    In this episode, Sami shares his thoughts on marketing, managing a team of people, the science of language learning, what it means to be happy and productive, but most importantly, he offers some applicable advice on how to get out there, overcome mental hurdles, and grow at a rapid pace by expanding the size of your asks and your network.

    This is a fast-paced episode without much breathing, and with tons of golden nuggets, so you might want to scale back your playback speed because there’s a ton to learn and digest from a very smart person.

    Resources From The Episode
    Listen to it on Apple PodcastsStream Episode in the BrowserDownload as an MP3Links
    Facebook Univoice AppDuolingoBabbelHelloTalkThe Person I Call Most for Startup AdviceBooks
    The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan100 Ways to Motivate Others by Steve ChandlerGetting Things Done by David AllenImmigrant Edge by Brian Buffini

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Mateojames1111 ,

One of the most inquisitive people you'll meet

Cody is not only successful, but is driven to help others find their own success. He has a great personal story, and it translates into a deep thirst for knowledge, that he passes forward in this podcast. Thanks for doing what you do Cody!

Sunshine Seen ,

Sure to spark thought

From entrepreneurs to poetry, this podcast is thoughtful in its approach. Mindhack is worth the listen and will keep you thinking long after you return to your day.

theZeeAli ,

🔥🔥🔥

Cody’s genuine curiosity sparks deep insight from his guests that you wouldn’t normally get to hear. I’m always fascinated to learn about how someone runs their business and what the behind the scenes actually looks like.

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