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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

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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.

    Zach Bush, MD on connecting with our infinite potential

    Zach Bush, MD on connecting with our infinite potential

    In this Guest Faculty session for Optimize Coaches, Zach Bush MD and Optimize Head Coach Michael Balchan chat about connecting with our greatest potential, how to release ourselves from the fear that holds us back, and the practice of feeling life (vs just doing life).
     
    To learn more about Zach Bush MD, visit zachbushmd.com.
     
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    Zach Bush is one of 60+ Luminaries who have shared their wisdom and ideas with our community in private live sessions just like this. 
     
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    • 18 min
    PUBLIC SPEAKING! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time

    PUBLIC SPEAKING! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time

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    - How to Develop Self-Confidence & Influence People by Public Speaking by Dale Carnegie: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-develop-self-confidence-influence-people-by-public-speaking-dale-carnegie
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    - Coming Alive by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/coming-alive-barry-michels-phil-stutz
    - Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine: https://www.optimize.me/pn/unbeatable-mind-mark-divine
    - Mastering Creative Anxiety by Eric Maisel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mastering-creative-anxiety-eric-maisel
    - Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday: https://www.optimize.me/pn/ego-is-the-enemy-ryan-holiday
    - Daring Greatly by Brené Brown: https://www.optimize.me/pn/daring-greatly-brene-brown
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    Modern Science
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    Learning
    Self-Image
    Willpower
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    CREATIVITY! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time

    CREATIVITY! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time

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    - The War of Art by Steven Pressfield: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-war-of-art-steven-pressfield
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    - On Writing by Stephen King: https://www.optimize.me/pn/on-writing-stephen-king
    - Originals by Adam Grant: https://www.optimize.me/pn/originals-adam-grant
    - The Courage to Create by Rollo May: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-courage-to-create-rollo-may
    - How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci by Michael Gelb: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-think-like-leonardo-da-vinci-michael-gelb
    - How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams: https://www.optimize.me/pn/how-to-fail-at-almost-everything-and-still-win-big-scott-adams
    - Messy by Tim Harford: https://www.optimize.me/pn/messy-tim-harford
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    - Creativity on Demand by Michael Gelb: https://www.optimize.me/pn/creativity-on-demand-michael-gelb
    - Dr. Seuss & Mr. Geisel by Judith Morgan and Neil Morgan: https://www.optimize.me/pn/dr-seuss-mr-geisel-judith-morgan-neil-morgan
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    • 22 min
    BUDDHISM! How to Optimize your life with more Buddhist wisdom!

    BUDDHISM! How to Optimize your life with more Buddhist wisdom!

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    - The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-way-of-the-bodhisattva-shantideva
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    - Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.optimize.me/pn/fear-thich-nhat-hanh
    - Buddhism Day by Day by Daisaku Ikeda: https://www.optimize.me/pn/buddhism-day-by-day-daisaku-ikeda
    - The Buddha in Your Mirror by Woody Hochswender, Greg Martin, and Ted Morino: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-buddha-in-your-mirror-woody-hochswender-greg-martin-ted-morino
    - When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön: https://www.optimize.me/pn/when-things-fall-apart-pema-chodron
    - The Places that Scare You by Pema Chödrön: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-places-that-scare-you-pema-chodron
    - Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman: https://www.optimize.me/pn/mindfulness-mark-williams-danny-penman
    - Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck: https://www.optimize.me/pn/everyday-zen-charlotte-joko-beck
    - Beyond Religion by Dalai Lama: https://www.optimize.me/pn/beyond-religion-dalai-lama
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    Plus, with your (FREE!) Optimize wisdom membership, you’ll get instant access to 600+ PhilosophersNotes, 50+ Optimal Living 101 classes, and 1,000+ Optimize +1s, all to help you Optimize every aspect of your life with more wisdom in less time.

    So…

    What do YOU want to Optimize today?

    Ancient Wisdom
    Modern Science
    Mental Toughness
    Habits
    Sleep
    Stoicism
    Buddhism
    Purpose
    Leadership
    Focus
    Goal Setting
    Productivity
    Energy
    Peak Performance
    Meditation
    Nutrition
    Weight Loss
    Fitness
    Breathing
    Prosperity
    Creativity
    Learning
    Self-Image
    Willpower
    Sports
    Business
    Relationships
    Parenting
    Public Speaking
    Conquer Cancer
    Conquer Anxiety
    Conquer Depression
    Conquer Perfectionism
    Conquer Procrastination
    Conquer Digital Addiction

    👉 Sign up (for FREE!) today at https://www.optimize.me/

    • 17 min
    WILLPOWER! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time

    WILLPOWER! How to Optimize yours with more wisdom in less time

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    All 100% free. Forever. No credit card required. No ads. No strings attached. Just more wisdom in less time. Period. → https://www.optimize.me/

    You’ll learn the Big Ideas from:
    - Willpower by Roy Baumeister and John Tierney: https://www.optimize.me/pn/willpower-roy-baumeister-john-tierney
    - The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-willpower-instinct-kelly-mcgonigal
    - The Marshmallow Test by Walter Mischel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-marshmallow-test-walter-mischel
    - The Tools by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-tools-barry-michels-phil-stutz
    - Coming Alive by Barry Michels and Phil Stutz: https://www.optimize.me/pn/coming-alive-barry-michels-phil-stutz
    - The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-5-second-rule-mel-robbins
    - An Iron Will by Orison Swett Marden: https://www.optimize.me/pn/an-iron-will-orison-swett-marden
    - The Spartan Way by Joe De Sena: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-spartan-way-joe-de-sena
    - The Procrastination Equation by Piers Steel: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-procrastination-equation-piers-steel
    - Discipline Equals Freedom by Jocko Willink: https://www.optimize.me/pn/discipline-equals-freedom-jocko-willink
    - The Art of Taking Action by Gregg Krech: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-art-of-taking-action-gregg-krech
    - Rethinking Positive Thinking by Gabriele Oettingen: https://www.optimize.me/pn/rethinking-positive-thinking-gabriele-oettingen
    - Succeed by Heidi Grant Halvorson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/succeed-heidi-grant-halvorson
    - Grit by Angela Duckworth: https://www.optimize.me/pn/grit-angela-duckworth
    - The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard: https://www.optimize.me/pn/the-motivation-manifesto-brendon-burchard
    - Bright Line Eating by Susan Pierce Thompson: https://www.optimize.me/pn/bright-line-eating-susan-peirce-thompson
    - Tiny Habits by B.J. Fogg: https://www.optimize.me/pn/tiny-habits-b-fogg
    - Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://www.optimize.me/missions/willpower

    Plus, with your (FREE!) Optimize wisdom membership, you’ll get instant access to 600+ PhilosophersNotes, 50+ Optimal Living 101 classes, and 1,000+ Optimize +1s, all to help you Optimize every aspect of your life with more wisdom in less time.

    So…

    What do YOU want to Optimize today?

    Ancient Wisdom
    Modern Science
    Mental Toughness
    Habits
    Sleep
    Stoicism
    Buddhism
    Purpose
    Leadership
    Focus
    Goal Setting
    Productivity
    Energy
    Peak Performance
    Meditation
    Nutrition
    Weight Loss
    Fitness
    Breathing
    Prosperity
    Creativity
    Learning
    Self-Image
    Willpower
    Sports
    Business
    Relationships
    Parenting
    Public Speaking
    Conquer Cancer
    Conquer Anxiety
    Conquer Depression
    Conquer Perfectionism
    Conquer Procrastination
    Conquer Digital Addiction

    👉 Sign up (for FREE!) today at https://www.optimize.me/

    • 22 min

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291 Ratings

291 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.

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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

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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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