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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.

OPTIMIZE with Brian Johnson | More Wisdom in Less Time Brian Johnson

    • Alternative Health
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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.

    Want to Prosper? Here's 10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 8: Prosper

    Want to Prosper? Here's 10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 8: Prosper

    An 80/20 Look at How To Invest in Optimus You, PBC, To Create a Heroic Fire That Lights up the World. In our final Module of The Fundamentals, we learn how to turn Pro and "go forward with hope." We'll build Optimus You, Public Benefit Corporation, with a personal Board of Directors and our daimons as CEO, before creating a 5-year prospectus and tracking our Optimized investment strategy of profound dignity via Eudaimonic accounting.

    • 13 min
    Want to Celebrate Life? Here's 10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 7: Celebrate

    Want to Celebrate Life? Here's 10 Big Ideas from Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 7: Celebrate

    An 80/20 Look at the Powerful Practice of Appreciating What’s Awesome. It’s easy to get so fired up about the whole Optimizing game that we forget the fact that we’re ALREADY WINNING. Science says: Gratitude is super important. In fact, it’s the key that unlocks a ton of joy. Therefore, it’s time to make it a fundamental. (When? TODAY!)

    • 18 min
    An 80/20 Look at How To Focus Your Soul Force on the Only Moment That Matters

    An 80/20 Look at How To Focus Your Soul Force on the Only Moment That Matters

    An 80/20 Look at How To Focus Your Soul Force on the Only Moment That Matters. If we want to create an awesome future AND to enjoy life right now then we need to focus on the only moment that matters: the present moment. (Aka RIGHT THIS SECOND!)

    • 12 min
    10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Breathing (via Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 5: Breath)

    10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Breathing (via Mastery Series Module VI: The Fundies - Part 5: Breath)

    An 80/20 Look at How To Optimize Your Breathing for Calm, Focused Energy (Aka Energized Tranquility!). In Module VI.5, having explored the 80/20 of Eating, Moving, and Sleeping, we turn our attention to another potential contender for the title of "most important fundamental." We learn how to Optimize our breathing (through the nose, deep into the belly, with long exhales) all day, every day, and how to train our tranquility with this ticket to self-mastery.

    • 19 min
    10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Sleep (An 80/20 Look at Why We Sleep, Why We Don't Sleep, and How To Optimize Our #1 Fundie)

    10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Sleep (An 80/20 Look at Why We Sleep, Why We Don't Sleep, and How To Optimize Our #1 Fundie)

    An 80/20 Look at Why We Sleep, Why We Don't Sleep, and How To Optimize Our #1 Fundie. In Module VI.4, we learn that Sleep isn't just a pillar of optimizing, it's the foundation on which all of our fundamentals rest! (It's also the most underappreciated way to change our lives.) We review what science says about the Top 10 Sleep Kryptonites (and how to minimize/eliminate each of them) before identifying the most important things we can do as we move from Theory to Practice to Sleep Mastery.

    • 17 min
    10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Movement (An 80/20 Guide To Becoming an Energized Perpetual Motion Machine)

    10 Big Ideas to Optimize Your Movement (An 80/20 Guide To Becoming an Energized Perpetual Motion Machine)

    An 80/20 Guide To Becoming an Energized Perpetual Motion Machine. In Module VI.3, we learn how to take advantage of the time-released, well-being power tool of exercise while also finding Opportunities-to-Move throughout the day and helping our designed-to-move bodies experience the gift of playing our personal movement games. Enter: You, the Energized Perpetual Motion Machines!

    • 14 min

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278 Ratings

278 Ratings

NorCal Hippie Zen Ben ,

Optimal Living: More Wisdom in Less Time

I’m a paid monthly OL subscriber and I listen to the the nutrient-rich short daily lessons every morning as I get ready for the day. Brian Johnson is making a better man out of me.

Gyggjggn ,

Thank you (especially for the philosophers notes)

Hi my name is Kreston Woods.

I’m still trying to figure out how to get on my feet in the coaching/fitness training buisness and you have found a way for me to read all the essential books and get the key concepts from them in much less time and more refined way. I will eventually go back and read each of them when I can afford to buy them all. But the philosophers notes truly are my new favorite listens. Keep them coming. I love to learn how to be my most optimal self

DavinaFear ,

Love the plus ones!

I love how quick and powerful each episode is! The bite sized bits of information that I can immediately apply make me excited for each segment. Thank you for your constant example and inspiration, Brian!

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