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Caffeine for the Soul with Michael Neill

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 438 episodes, 2 days, 10 hours, 33 minutes
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Michael Neill is an internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author of six books including Supercoach, Creating the Impossible, The Inside-Out Revolution and The Space Within. His weekly radio show, Living from the Inside Out, has been a listener favorite on Hay House Radio for over a decade and his TEDx talks, ‘Why Aren’t We Awesomer?’and ‘Can a TEDx Talk Really Change the World?’ have been viewed by over a million people around the world. ​His weekly blog and podcast, Caffeine for the Soul, is now in its 19th year and going strong!
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The Formless and the Form

Have you ever wondered what to do when you don't know what to do? Join Michael for a deep dive into the spiritual nature of the human experience!
5/20/20249 minutes, 36 seconds
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A World of Pure Imagination

Listen in this week as Michael shares a different take on the power of Thought and how to unleash it in your life and world!
5/13/20248 minutes, 6 seconds
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How Good Can You Stand It?

Are you open to a miracle happening while you listen to this podcast? Join Michael as he shares the impact of the inside-out understanding  and the power of inviting miraculous change into your world!
5/6/202412 minutes, 53 seconds
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Is Clark Kent Scared of Bullets?

What if the Superman story is closer to reality than we think? Join Michael for this exploration of how all fear is really just a case of mistaken identity.
4/29/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Maybe You're Just Bored

This week, Michael shares a somewhat controversial insight into the driving force behind emotional drama and excessive busy-ness in our lives. (Spoiler alert - it might be something to do with boredom! :-)
4/22/20246 minutes, 28 seconds
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My New Favorite Word

Do you know what you actually want out of life? In today's episode, Michael shares his new favorite word and how it can help you get in touch with your natural thoughts, feelings, and desires.
4/15/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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A User's Guide to Mental Health, part five - You are the Expert on You

In the fifth and final part of this series, you'll discover why you're the only one who can ultimately discover what works for you to experience and enjoy your own innate mental health and well-being.
4/8/20247 minutes, 5 seconds
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A User's Guide to Mental Health, part four - Permission to Feel what you're Feeling

In part four of this five part series, you'll discover why it's OK to feel bad when you feel bad and it's equally OK to feel happy no matter what's going on in your life or in the world. 
4/1/20248 minutes, 27 seconds
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A User's Guide to Mental Health, part three - What Feelings Are (and aren't)

In part three of this five part series, join Michael for an exploration of what feelings are (and aren't) and why there's no such thing as a solution to a feeling.
3/25/20247 minutes, 58 seconds
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A User's Guide to Mental Health, part two - A Whole New Way of Thinking about Thoughts

In part two of this five part series, Michael shares one of his favorite metaphors for what a healthy relationship with our thoughts and thinking might look like.
3/18/20246 minutes, 32 seconds
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A User's Guide to Mental Health, part one - What if There's Nothing Wrong With You?

In part one of this five part series, Michael shares a bit of his own experience with anxiety and depression and how a simple understanding of where our mental struggles come from can help you to find your innate mental health.
3/11/20248 minutes, 29 seconds
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In Search of Beautiful Feelings

In this week's episode, Michael shares the two keys to higher consciousness and how the beautiful feelings we have inside us are the gateway to a more enjoyable, productive, and impactful life.
3/4/20246 minutes, 45 seconds
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Agenda or Adventure?

Are you more driven by outcomes or experiences? Listen in as Michael shows how much of what we want to have and get can come to us by getting even more enjoyment out of everything we do.
2/26/20245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Made for Now

Why is it that we can sometimes amaze ourselves with our own daring and creativity and at other times struggle to envision getting through the day? In this episode, Michael highlights how the past and the future aren't what we think they are, and what knowing that allows us to do in the hear and now.
2/19/20249 minutes, 42 seconds
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An Unexpected Way to Change the World

Join in as Michael explores his favorite quote from the Scottish mystic Syd Banks and comes to a brand new and unexpected conclusion…
2/12/20248 minutes, 7 seconds
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Feels, not Rules

This week, Michael shares a simple distinction between what we think it takes to succeed and the thing that will actually take us all the way to success!
2/5/20247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Your Only Job

What if there was only one thing you needed to do in order to access the best you have inside you? Join Michael for an exploration of the simplicity of living from your soul.
1/29/20248 minutes, 54 seconds
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Don't Feed Them After Midnight

Listen in as Michael shares lessons learned from a 1980's Christmas movie and how we can stay clear and present in the face of our own scary thinking.
1/22/20246 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Hot Air Balloon of Consciousness

This week, Michael shares a simple metaphor for how you can immediately begin to do better in any area of your life.
1/15/20245 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Many Games of Life

Do you ever wonder why it seems like there's so much going on and so little getting done? In this episode, Michael takes you on a whirlwind tour of the many games of life and how to play them!
1/1/20249 minutes, 19 seconds
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An Unexpected Key to Increasing Productivity

With all the books of hacks and tips that have been written about productivity, there is one simple factor that plays a fundamental role in efficiency, effectiveness, and more. Join Michael for a quick peek under the hood of your own mind so you can begin getting more done with less effort in your own work and life!
12/25/20238 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking about Now

If you struggle to "be here now" and wonder if the present moment is all its cracked up to be, this week's episode will do exactly what the title suggests - share a whole new way of thinking about the only place you can ever really be!
12/18/20238 minutes, 56 seconds
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There's No Such Thing as a Scary Thought

The Scottish mystic Syd Banks said that "if the only thing people learned was not to be afraid of their own experience, that alone would change the world." Join Michael for this exploration of how fear can become less and less of a factor in your world!
12/11/202310 minutes, 10 seconds
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Effing the Ineffable

Wouldn't it be great if putting words to the music of life helped you to experience it more fully? Listen in as Michael shares multiple metaphors for spirit and its role in helping us come more fully alive!
12/4/20239 minutes, 15 seconds
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Transformative Coaching, part three of three - From the Equipment to the Adventure

Once you have a real feel for how amazing you actually are, it's time to take the equipment out into your life for a proper "field test". In the final part of this three part series, you'll get some practical tips on how to "unstick yourself" and spark your own sense of possibility in any area of your life.
11/27/202310 minutes, 22 seconds
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Transformative Coaching, part two of three - Understanding How the Mind Works

When you really understand how something works, you can work with it simpler, better, and more gracefully. Join Michael for part two of this three part series on how "getting it" the way we get a joke makes overcoming challenges and creating in the world both easier and way more fun!
11/20/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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Transformative Coaching, part one of three - Igniting the Divine Spark

Would you like to come alive to the best you have inside you, and help others do the same? Listen in to the first of this three part series on what transformative coaching is all about.
11/13/20237 minutes
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Getting Extrospective

Want to enjoy your life more? Listen in this week as Michael shares a simple way to experience more presence in any moment!
11/6/20237 minutes, 56 seconds
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Putting the Horse Before the Cart

Do you have your own back? Join Michael for a fascinating exploration of what self-care really is and why it really matters!
10/30/20239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Fearless Eating

What if you could eat whatever you wanted whenever you wanted without having to worry about putting your health or waist size at risk? If you’ve ever struggled with food or knowing what to eat when, this week’s episode is a must!
10/23/202310 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Instant Consciousness Elevator

What if you could get more clarity and power in less than 30 seconds?  Join Michael for a fast ride up the great glass elevator of consciousness!
10/16/20236 minutes, 55 seconds
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A Simple Trick to Improve any Relationship

Want to get on better with pretty much anybody in your life? Listen to this quick hit episode to get started!
10/9/20235 minutes, 1 second
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Fear is a Habit

Fear plays a major role in many people’s lives even if they’re unaware of feeling afraid.  This week, Michael shares a user-friendly but powerful distinction that will help you to live fearlessly, regardless of your circumstances!
10/2/20239 minutes, 49 seconds
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Why You Don’t Do What You Don’t Do

If procrastination has been a problem in your life, today’s episode will provide you with a simple understanding of why we don’t do what we don’t do and how to begin!
9/25/20236 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Myth of Pressure and Performance

Is it really possible to be at your best when things matter the most? Listen in as Michael shows you how to access peak performance without pressure, fear, or stress!
9/18/20237 minutes, 15 seconds
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101 Things to Do

Do you ever feel like you’ve got 101 things to do and only enough time to take care of 12 of them? Join Michael for this exploration of the true cause of overwhelm and how to find a surprising amount of bandwidth to get sh*t done!
9/11/20237 minutes, 18 seconds
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Life is a Feeling

What if life isn’t a collection of events and experiences but something more immediate and ever present? Listen in to get a feel for the simple (and wonderful) feeling of being alive!
9/4/20236 minutes, 16 seconds
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Are You Enlightened?

The Scottish mystic Syd Banks said that every human being is already enlightened - they just don’t know it. Join Michael to explore what it might be like if that we’re actually true!
8/28/20238 minutes, 20 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking about Ego

If you’ve ever thought of ego as a character flaw to overcome, this startlingly obvious understanding may change the way you see yourself forever!
8/21/20237 minutes, 27 seconds
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Money, Thought, and Common Sense

What if you’re only one thought away from a whole new experience of money? Listen in for an effortless way to change your behavior around money for good!
8/14/20239 minutes, 52 seconds
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Self-Consciousness

Are you shy? Do you get self-conscious in the midst of your daily life? Join Michael for some quick tips on getting free from self-consciousness and living more in the expansive flow of life!
8/7/20238 minutes, 10 seconds
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Getting Back to Reality

Do your interrupt your own enjoyment of the moment to remind yourself of your “real life” responsibilities? Learn a simple distinction that can massively reduce the burden of unnecessary (and unhelpful) responsibility in your life!
7/31/20237 minutes, 17 seconds
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Being Love

What if love wasn’t something to do or have but simply a quality of being? Listen in as Michael explores what it is to be love without limits!
7/24/20237 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Movie Theater of the Mind

What if you don’t have to control your thinking to experience freedom of mind? Join Michael for this exploration of the nature of thought and  an end to suffering!
7/17/20238 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Simple Secret to Being Yourself

Have you ever been told to “just be yourself”? In this episode, Michael shares the hidden secret to being yourself and how it can change the game for the better in a heartbeat!
7/10/20237 minutes, 31 seconds
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How to Get Better at Stuff

In this week’s episode, Michael shares a simple understanding that will help you to get better at pretty much anything you want to get better at and points out the most common pitfall that’s likely to get in your way!
7/3/20239 minutes, 17 seconds
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On Purpose, Mission, and Vision

Are you living your life on purpose? Do you even know what that means? Join Michael in a fun exploration of how traditional ideas like purpose, mission, and vision can emerge from the inside-out!
6/26/202310 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Perfection of Life

If you‘ve ever wondered who you really are (and why it matters), let Michael guide you into an eye-opening eyes open experience of being the perfection of life in action!
6/19/20237 minutes, 38 seconds
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How to Figure Out Pretty Much Anything

If you’ve ever wondered what the scientific method has to do with being in flow (and we’re guessing you haven’t :-), in this week’s episode Michael points to the difference between finding solutions and trying to work things out in your head!
6/12/20237 minutes, 9 seconds
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From Guidance to Guided

Can you really trust your real-time responsive guidance system? Let Michael show you why even the best advice isn’t a patch on your own “fresh from the oven” wisdom!
6/5/20239 minutes, 1 second
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A Simple Paradox

Join Michael for this week’s exploration of why giving up on self-improvement may make more of a positive difference than any of the things you try to do to improve your life!
5/29/20236 minutes, 57 seconds
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What Do You Want for You?

In this week’s episode, Michael shares two questions that will help you to align with your deepest desires and create a life that makes you go “wow!”, even if nobody else ever notices!
5/22/20237 minutes, 55 seconds
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Weight Loss for the Mind

Remember the old pictures of Atlas carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders? Join Michael for this surprisingly liberating exploration of how to lighten up your thinking and your life!
5/15/20239 minutes, 23 seconds
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How Many Bars?

Learning how to thrive, in many ways, is as simple as beginning to notice the extent to which you are already thriving from moment to moment. In this episode, Michael shares a simple way to check-in with yourself and take time to thrive!
5/8/20237 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ironman and the Human Potential

What if an evil hypnotist convinced all the superheroes on earth that they were ordinary mortals? That's the premise behind this episode's lighthearted deep dive into the heart of the human potential!  
5/1/20237 minutes, 1 second
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100/0

One of the implications of the inside-out understanding is that 100% of our experience comes from Thought and none of it comes from circumstances, other people, or the past. Join Michael to see how embracing the "100/0" nature of personal experience takes us from victims to owners in our lives.
4/24/202310 minutes, 36 seconds
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A Pre-Flight Checklist for Your Day

Let Michael take you through a simple yet valuable "pre-flight checklist" for your day. This episode is a great one to play (or replay) anytime you want to check-in and make sure you're getting the most out of yourself for whatever's on your schedule for the day!
4/17/20238 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Mind, The Brain, and Chat GPT

Is artificial intelligence going to replace human beings, or is it going to help us go deeper into our true potential? In this episode, Michael explores the similarities and differences between the mind, the brain, and the new AI program, Chat GPT!
4/10/20237 minutes, 18 seconds
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Self-Compassion

The Buddha reportedly said "If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete." Listen in as Michael shares ideas and examples for being kinder to yourself and doing better in the world.
4/3/20235 minutes, 58 seconds
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Where Your Income Really Comes From

Does your income come from a job? From your customers? From your clients? Or does it come from something before your job, customers, or clients even exist? Join Michael for this quick hit exploration of the real source of income and how we can create more of it, regardless of what we do.
3/27/20239 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Ultimate Resource

Have you ever wondered what the most valuable tool in your toolkit as a human being is? Listen in as Michael shares a number of resources and picks the one he's found to give us the "biggest bang for our buck"!
3/20/20236 minutes, 2 seconds
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Saving Face vs. Saving Your Life

Listen in as Michael shares what a near-death experience has to do with overcoming embarassment, giving up stress, and finding more ease and grace in your life! 
3/13/20238 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Anthropomorphization of Humans

Want to find out what people are *really* like and maybe even fall in love again for the first time? Join Michael for a mind-bending insight into the difference between looking in a mirror and looking out the window!
3/6/20237 minutes, 11 seconds
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Shaking Up the Snowglobe

If you'd like to experience more clarity, insight, and creative disruption in your world, listen in as Michael shares some new twists on a classic metaphor.
2/27/20238 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Fountain of Eternal Youth

Want to see the world with fresh eyes? Let Michael guide you through an exploration of how you can bring "newborn consciousness" into your daily life.
2/20/202310 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Have a Sensational Life

Join Michael to learn how a simple experiment in deeper feeling can become an energizing and more peaceful way to live!
2/13/202310 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Currency of Joy

Have you ever felt the need to choose between spirituality and making money? Check out this episode to see how money can lift up both the giver and receiver in every exchange!
2/6/20238 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Holy Church of Noticing

If you'd like to heighten your discernment and experience more "effortless change" in your life, come join  Michael for a tour of what Robert and Holly Holden call "The Holy Church of Noticing".
1/30/20238 minutes, 20 seconds
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Batman vs. Superman

Do you exhaust yourself trying to be "superhuman" in order to make your way in the world? Listen in as Michael explains how tapping into your natural superpowers can make life easier and more fun than ever before!
1/23/20237 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Gift of Fear

Is fear really a gift, or is that just a new age idea? In this episode, Michael shares his own journey to unwrapping and opening up to the true gift of fear!
12/19/20229 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Sin

What if "sin" has nothing to do with morality or rule breaking? Listen in to learn about how an ancient Greek definition of "sin" can transform the way you live your life!
12/12/20228 minutes, 44 seconds
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Instant Forgiveness

How long do you need to wait to forgive yourself and others? In this episode, Michael shows how there's no downside to forgiving "before you're ready" and just how easy it can be to do!
12/5/20228 minutes, 48 seconds
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The Only Thing That's Wrong With You

Have you ever heard the expression "there is nothing wrong with you"? Let Michael explain the only thing that's actually wrong with you and why that's way less of a problem than you might think!
11/28/202210 minutes, 11 seconds
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Loving Your Life

Does it feel safe to love your life, exactly as it is right now? This week's episode shows why the "danger" of growing complacent, tempting fate, or breeding jealousy are vastly overestimated and just how much they cost us over time!
11/21/20227 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ignoring What Isn't

Most of us have heard about "loving what is", but what are we meant to do about "what isn't"? Listen in to find out why ignoring it might just be the most responsible thing you can do!
11/14/202210 minutes, 22 seconds
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What if Things Can Just Go "Poof"?

Would you be open to a miracle happening as a result of listening to this podcast? No matter how unlikely you think that would be, this episode will increase your sense of hope and possibility for a nicer life!
11/7/20229 minutes, 14 seconds
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Soul Path

If you've ever wondered how to find and follow your own perfect path through life, this week's episode will point the way!
10/31/20228 minutes, 30 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Struggle, part three

Today's podcast is the final part of three episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about struggle.
10/17/20226 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Struggle, part two

Today's podcast is part two of three episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about struggle.
10/10/20225 minutes, 25 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Struggle, part one

Today's podcast is part one of three episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about struggle.
10/3/20226 minutes, 56 seconds
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Re-release: A Whole New Way of Thinking About Thriving

In this week's episode Michael shares a whole new way of thinking about thriving and it starts with finding the place inside of ourself that is already thriving.
9/26/20226 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Mental Vacation

In this week's episode, Michael invites you to take the day off from your thinking and see what happens. (Spoiler alert: It probably won't be what you think!)
9/19/20226 minutes, 3 seconds
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Depression without Chemistry

This week, Michael shares surprising new research into the root cause of depression and how a foreword written by Dr. Candace Pert more than a decade ago suggests that consciousness itself may be the key to a happier, more productive life.
9/12/202210 minutes, 32 seconds
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The USB Stick of Memory

Ever feel like you're carrying the weight of your past thinking with you into every new experience? Today's episode will show you how to honor your personal history without it ever dragging you down.
9/5/20227 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Simple Secret to Effortless Change

Want a foolproof way to get a new perspective on any aspect of your life? Listen in as Michael shares a simple strategy for opening yourself up to insight!
8/29/202210 minutes, 50 seconds
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"I'm Free!"

This week, Michael shares a quote from the enlightened Scottish welder Syd Banks and how it points to the freedom available to us all.
8/22/202210 minutes, 22 seconds
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Schizophrenia, Lollipops, and Business Success

Join Michael for this lighthearted look at how understanding how all human beings work can make a positive difference to anyone, no matter how complicated or difficult their current circumstances appear to be
8/15/202210 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Goldfish Principle

Listen in as Michael shares an alternative description for what is often called "the upper limits problem" and suggests a much simpler way of expanding your world.
8/8/20227 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sending Your Brain on Holiday

Need a break? Listen in as Michael shares how it's often enough to just send your brain on holiday, even if you need to keep showing up to your life!
8/1/202210 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why Seeing More Makes Things Worse

Do you ever feel like you're worse off than you were before you started on your spiritual path? Join Michael for this simple explanation of why seeing more sometimes makes things seem worse - and why it's actually a sign that they've begun to change for the better!
7/25/20229 minutes, 21 seconds
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Are You Judgemental?

Are you judgemental? Let Michael guide you to a fresh understanding of the nature of judgement and why you might not be as judgemental as you think!
7/18/20228 minutes, 16 seconds
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A Thought Believed

What if the source of any struggle we have in life is simply a thought believed? Join Michael for this exploration of why our circumstances have less to do with our experience than we think!
7/11/20228 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Moving Finger

What if everything that happened was preordained and personal choice and free will were just an illusion? In this week's episode, Michael explores the difference between being a victim and being an active participant in the dream of life!
7/4/20226 minutes, 23 seconds
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On Being a Catalyst

Ever wonder what it takes to spark change in yourself, a loved one, a colleague, a team, or a company? Listen in as Michael shares metaphors and stories on being an "impact catalyst" in your world.
6/27/20227 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Feeling™

Sit back, relax, and enjoy this exploration of how spirituality has more to do with the feeling we live in than what we do (or don't do) with our lives.
6/20/20229 minutes, 9 seconds
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2+2=4

Join Michael for this exploration of what makes a principle a principle and more importantly, why recognizing and understanding principles can change your life for the better!
6/13/202210 minutes, 32 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Uncertainty, part two

Today's podcast is the final part of two episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about uncertainty
6/6/202210 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Uncertainty, part one

Today's podcast is part one of two episodes where I'll be exploring a whole new way of thinking about uncertainty
5/30/202210 minutes, 12 seconds
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On Being Yourself

If you've ever wondered what the heck it means to "be yourself", join Michael for an exploration of the three levels of meaning hidden in that simple admonition.
5/23/20229 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Only Thing You Need to Know

Listen in as Michael shares his newest iteration of the essence of transformation and a whole new way of being in the world.
5/16/20227 minutes, 46 seconds
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Being Unstoppable

If you'd like to be unstoppable in any area of your life, Michael's  two-step formula will show you how simple it can be to become an unstoppable force in the world.
5/9/20228 minutes, 40 seconds
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How to Forgive

Need to forgive someone? Maybe even someone who looks and sounds remarkably like you? Listen in as Michael shares some simple secrets to forgiveness.
5/2/20228 minutes, 33 seconds
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You Already Know What To Do

In this week's episode we explore just how often we already know exactly what to do
4/25/20226 minutes, 23 seconds
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Putting the Kids to Bed

This week Michael shares a simple metaphor for meditation and how you can experience more of your innate peace, clarity, and wellbeing.
4/18/20226 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Solution to Drama

Join Michael to learn why resolving circumstances rarely solves the dramas we experience in our daily lives.
4/11/20229 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Outside-In Misunderstanding

Michael discusses how Will Smith's actions at the Oscars and the ensuing debate online illustrate society's fundamental misunderstanding of how the mind actually works.
4/4/20229 minutes, 57 seconds
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Coping vs. Thriving

In this week's podcast I share the simple mistake I keep making.
3/28/20229 minutes, 45 seconds
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How to Treat Others

3/21/20226 minutes, 23 seconds
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You Can't Fake Being God

3/14/20226 minutes, 46 seconds
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Quadrant 2

3/7/20228 minutes, 27 seconds
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The Slightly Jaded Seeker

2/28/20226 minutes, 46 seconds
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Screw the But

2/21/20226 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why You Don't Need Better Thinking

In this week's episode I share why we don't need better thinking
2/14/20228 minutes, 33 seconds
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Patience and Humor

In this week’s episode I talk about patience and humor.
2/7/20227 minutes, 34 seconds
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From Coping to Thriving

CW: This episode contains reference to suicide/self-harm.  In this week’s podcast I talk about the transition from coping to thriving in life. 
1/31/202210 minutes, 26 seconds
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A Short Memory and a Slow Heartbeat

In this week’s episode I look at the key to high performance in pretty much anything. 
1/24/20227 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Be Great

In this week’s episode I look at how you actually become great at something, and how none of us are broken. 
1/17/20228 minutes, 22 seconds
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Small Fires and Loose Threads

In this week's episode I look at how I view the game of life.
1/10/20227 minutes, 2 seconds
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Imperturbability

It this week's episode I look at the differences between stoicism, psychological boogeymen, and imperturbability. 
1/3/20227 minutes, 21 seconds
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A Piece of Advice from Syd Banks' Wife

In this week's episode I look at a piece of advice from Syd Banks' wife. 
12/27/20219 minutes, 50 seconds
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How To Not Think About Stuff

In this week's episode I share two things I know that help me not think about stuff.
12/20/202111 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Isness Is What Is

In this week's episode I explore "isness".    
12/13/20217 minutes, 23 seconds
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Do You Really Need to Think About It?

In this week's episode I take a look at whether or not "thinking about something" is really helpful.  
12/6/20217 minutes, 55 seconds
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On Separate Realities

In this week's episode I explore the idea of separate realities. 
11/29/20218 minutes, 32 seconds
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There's Nothing Wrong With You

In this episode I want to share my experience of truly seeing that there really is nothing wrong us, that we are all sitting in the middle of mental and just don't know it.
11/22/20219 minutes, 37 seconds
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Effortless Being

On this week's podcast I explore effortless being
11/15/20218 minutes, 41 seconds
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Some Thoughts from Syd Banks on Mental Health

In this episode I share some thoughts on mental health from Syd Banks
11/8/20217 minutes, 37 seconds
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Living a Guided Life

An exploration of living a guided life
11/1/20218 minutes, 27 seconds
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Guerrilla Listening

A new skill to try bringing into high-conflict situations. 
10/25/20217 minutes, 12 seconds
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An Exploration of Compassion

An exploration of compassion and forgiveness. 
10/18/202110 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Red Telephone

A metaphor for our 24/7 access to the deeper intelligence that runs through all life. 
10/11/20215 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Purple Crayon

A recall to the classic childhood story of “Harold and the Purple Crayon”, and how it applies to us in the world as grown ups. 
10/4/20216 minutes, 27 seconds
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A Both/And Approach to Life

An exploration of how we can both perceive the world as it really is, and recognize that our feelings have nothing to do with that world, and how this can create a deeper, richer experience of life. 
9/27/20218 minutes, 13 seconds
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Reading Your Mind

A look at why some of our best ideas come to us in the shower, and how we can spend more time in this space. 
9/20/20216 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Opposite of Anger

In this episode I reflect on a conversation I had with one of my mentors, Mavis Karn, about the opposite of anger.
9/13/202112 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Different Way Of Thinking About Learning

A reflection on a different way of thinking about learning.
9/6/20218 minutes, 3 seconds
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100% Of The Time

In this episode I talk about the difference between a principle and a belief, and where the Inside-Out understanding stands in relation to the two. 
8/30/20219 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Three Principles

A look at my journey with the understanding that’s at the heart of all these podcasts. 
8/23/202111 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Thing About Regret

Once you realize regret is just a thought, then the idea of living without regrets takes on a different meaning.
8/16/20216 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Choice to Feel

A look at how choosing to feel all of your emotions to the fullest isn’t an obstacle to high-performance, and that it can actually enhance your experience of being alive. 
8/9/20218 minutes, 16 seconds
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Stillness, Flow, and Chaos

A metaphor for describing who we really are. 
8/2/20215 minutes, 32 seconds
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Being With

A look at my journey with the understanding that’s at the heart of all these podcasts.   
7/26/20218 minutes, 4 seconds
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An Experimental Approach to Life

The inspiring story of Buckminster Fuller, and an idea to experiment with to live your life in the best way possible. 
7/19/20217 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Metaphor for Spirituality and Religion

A conversation I recently had about the connection between spirituality and religion.
7/13/20216 minutes, 24 seconds
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Re-release: Making a Profit vs. Profiteering

In this podcast I share how a deeper understanding of the nature of fear allows you to live fearlessly regardless of what you happen to be feeling in any given moment.
7/6/20215 minutes, 5 seconds
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A New Measure of Success

What’s your definition of success? Here’s one that may not have occurred to you to experiment with. 
6/28/20218 minutes, 1 second
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Urgency Is Fear

A look at what urgency really is, how it can harm our well-being, and how to get out of it (even if you have a lot on your plate).
6/21/20217 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Easiest Way To Change Your Life For The Better

A look at the difference between "thought spotting" and "thought recognition", and how the latter can change your life for the better. 
6/14/20216 minutes, 55 seconds
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Re-Release: Morning Happiness

This week's episode is a re-release from some of our most popular episodes. Are you happier when you think happy thoughts or before you start thinking at all?
6/7/20216 minutes, 46 seconds
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What's Not Your Job Right Now?

In today’s episode I talk about how much of our mental space is often taken up by thinking about what we have to do in the future, and how helpful the question, “what’s not your job right now?” can really be.
5/31/20217 minutes, 57 seconds
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State of Mind and Performance

In today’s episode I talk about the relationship between state of mind and performance, and if it's really as essential as we think it is. 
5/24/20219 minutes, 14 seconds
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Would You Sign That Contract?

A look at the unconscious contracts we sign that we think are responsible for our well-being, and how we can get out of the habit of making them.
5/17/20218 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thought Detox

This episode takes a look at “thought detox” - the process of coming down from our habitual high levels of thinking, and how it leads to settling down into our natural state of mental health and wellness.
5/10/20218 minutes, 48 seconds
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Enough Already

In today’s episode I look at the phrase “Enough Already”, but in a different way than you might expect.
5/3/20215 minutes, 50 seconds
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The Expert On You

In this week’s episode I look at how the only person who can ever truly be an expert on you is you, and how realizing that can help you thrive more of the time.
4/26/202110 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Platinum Rule

This week’s episode of the Caffeine for the Soul podcast talks about “The Platinum Rule” - which is to do unto yourself as you would have others do unto you. 
4/19/20219 minutes, 7 seconds
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Delightfully Detached

In this week’s episode I talk about the idea of “delightful detachment” in opposition to “spiritual avoidance” and how we can use it to live fuller, happier lives. 
4/12/20217 minutes, 19 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Suffering

This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul explores a whole new way of thinking about suffering.
4/5/20219 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Real You

In this week’s episode I look at the question, “when’s the last time you felt the way you wish you felt all the time?” as a gauge for how often you find yourself feeling like the real you, and how to spend more time there.
3/29/202112 minutes, 14 seconds
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Unconditional Gratitude

In this week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul, I share my journey towards gratitude, and how I have shifted from seeing it as a burdensome expectation to seeing it as the most beautiful space we have within us to experience life from.
3/22/20219 minutes, 21 seconds
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Waking Up

This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul talks about “waking up” to who we really are.
3/15/20218 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pulling On Threads

This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul talks about the art of “pulling on threads”, and how we can get better at getting down to the truth of what’s really going on when people are suffering.
3/8/20219 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Only Thing We Have to Fear

This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul takes a look at fear, and the idea that you don’t have to be afraid, but it’s totally ok if you are.
3/1/202112 minutes
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What Are You An Expert At?

A look at where expertise comes from, and how we can cultivate more of it where we want it. 
2/22/20216 minutes, 49 seconds
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Quiet Listening

This week’s episode of the Caffeine for the Soul podcast talks about “quiet listening” - what it is, how to do it, and how it can enhance your life. Click the ‘podcast’ link in my bio to listen to the episode!
2/15/20217 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Opposite of Clarity

This week’s episode looks at the value of proceeding with clarity versus drama. 
2/8/20218 minutes, 46 seconds
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The 4 Horsemen of the Mental Apocalypse

This week’s episode of Caffeine for the Soul talks about a metaphor referred to as "The 4 Horsemen of the Mental Apocalypse", (stress, pressure, discouragement and fear) and what we can do about them.
2/1/20218 minutes, 26 seconds
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The Magic of Simplicity

This week's episode is a look at how the solutions to our problems are almost always much simpler than they may seem. 
1/25/20219 minutes, 23 seconds
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Re-Release: Falling in Love with Life

This week's Caffeine for the Soul is a re-release from one of my older episodes. It's an exploration of how we can truly fall in love with life. 
1/18/20217 minutes, 48 seconds
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Re-Release: The Best Magic Trick in the World

An exploration of the best magic trick in the world. 
1/12/20218 minutes, 54 seconds
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Re-Release: What Should I Do?

This week's Caffeine for the Soul is a re-release from one of my older episodes. It is a look at the problem with thinking we "should" be doing anything. 
1/4/20216 minutes, 41 seconds
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Re-Release: Who Would You Be Without Your Story?

This week’s Caffeine for the Soul is a re-release from one of my older episodes. It is based on one of my favorite questions from the spiritual teacher Byron Katie - who would you be without your story? 
12/29/20208 minutes, 10 seconds
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Dwelling In Possibility

What it means to dwell in possibility, and how it can change our lives for the better. 
12/21/20206 minutes, 31 seconds
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In Praise of Intolerance

How what we decide to tolerate/not tolerate in our lives can make them better.
12/14/202010 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Only Thing You Need to Know

The only thing you need to know to change your life forever. 
12/7/20206 minutes, 10 seconds
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Essential Selfishness

An exploration of self-care, and how it ties into caring for others. 
11/30/202011 minutes, 12 seconds
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What Not To Do To Have A Wonderful Life

A look at what NOT to do to have a wonderful life. 
11/23/20207 minutes, 4 seconds
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Original Grace

A look at where we really come from, and where we are now.
11/16/202010 minutes, 11 seconds
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Do We Have Free Will?

Exploring the question of free will in relation to the inside-out understanding.
11/9/202010 minutes, 27 seconds
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Loving the Illusion

A look at the illusory nature of the mind, and whether or not we should spend our lives trying to escape it.
11/2/20208 minutes, 18 seconds
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Two Ways Of Using The Mind

A look at who we think we are, and how two ways of using the mind can affect that.
10/26/20207 minutes, 48 seconds
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Stop It

A look at unhelpful habitual thinking, and what we can do to suffer from it less.
10/19/20208 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Unenlightened Butterfly

A metaphor for enlightenment. 
10/12/20206 minutes, 15 seconds
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Controlling the Weather

A metaphor for the problem with how most of us try to work with our minds, and a suggestion of a more helpful method. 
10/5/20207 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Paradoxical Cause of Struggle

An exploration of two common reasons we struggle.
9/28/20207 minutes, 43 seconds
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How to Have More Insights

Some helpful metaphors for living more insightfully. 
9/21/20208 minutes, 16 seconds
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Living The Dream

How understanding the nature of dreams can help us in our everyday lives.
9/14/20207 minutes, 50 seconds
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Underneath the Noise

A metaphor for insightful thinking. 
9/7/20205 minutes, 2 seconds
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Re-Release: Slamming Your Hand in the Car Door of Life

This week’s podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. In “Slamming Your Hand in the Car Door of Life”, I discuss why movies can’t be powerful, people can’t be inspiring, and thoughts can never (yes, never) be triggered by circumstances.
8/31/20207 minutes, 22 seconds
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Re-Release: Six Words That Changed My Life

This week's podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. “Six Words That Changed My Life” is the story of one of my biggest wake up calls since I began in this conversation. It was the first time that I really saw just how made up my personal reality is, and by proxy how much more possibility there is for the future than I'd ever thought possible.
8/24/20207 minutes, 47 seconds
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Re-Release: Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)

This week's podcast is a re-release from a collection of our top listener favorites over the years. In “Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)” I explore how much more space we have in our minds when we stop filling it up with analysis and judgement of our own thinking.
8/17/20209 minutes, 12 seconds
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Re-Release: What Inside-Out Really Means

For the next few Caffeine for the Soul episodes, we will be choosing from some of our top listener favorites from over the years. Today’s is called, “What Inside-Out Really Means”, where I do my best to go beyond the “exam answer” that we’re living in the feeling of our thinking to the heart of how reality is actually created.
8/10/20209 minutes, 48 seconds
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How To Be More Of Who You Already Are: Part 2

Part-two of a two-part episode. A deeper look into how we can get to our true identity.
8/3/20207 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Be More Of Who You Already Are: Part 1

Part-one of a two-part episode. A look at the the “horse crap” metaphor - how we spend so much time covering the wonder of who we really are with conditioning and stories, and how to dig up that true core.
7/27/20207 minutes, 59 seconds
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Glimpses of Our True Nature

A few stories from my life that point to our true nature.  
7/19/20209 minutes, 55 seconds
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Foolproof Feedback

A guide to the best feedback mechanism we have for discerning our current state of well-being.
7/13/20208 minutes, 54 seconds
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Selfless Selfishness

A look at the Syd Banks quote: “The most selfless thing you can do, is to be selfish about prioritizing your own peace of mind”, and what implications that has in our everyday lives.
7/7/20208 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Bit in the Middle

Why we find "the bit in the middle" (the part that's not now, and not the long term) so worrisome, and an invitation to rest in today instead.   
6/29/202010 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Magic Bullet and the Magic Formula

What I’ve found to be the ultimate answer to all of our questions, and the ultimate formula for getting there.
6/22/20209 minutes, 57 seconds
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Some Metaphors for Moods

Some metaphors for our different states of mind to help us better understand them.
6/15/20209 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ready, Fire, Aim!

Why the notion, "ready, fire, aim!" is often more helpful than "ready, aim, fire!" when it comes to creating.  
6/8/20208 minutes, 28 seconds
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The Magic Carpet

How coming to terms with how little control you have over where you’re going can help you in all aspects of work, life, and play.
6/1/20209 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why It Makes Sense To Be Unhappy

We can find a millions “reasonable reasons” as to why being unhappy with the state of the world makes sense, but is it a useful catalyst for change?
5/25/20209 minutes, 57 seconds
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Double Your Results with Half the Effort and None of the Stress

Some simple insights that can lead to a more desirable ratio of effort to reward in your work life.
5/18/20209 minutes, 45 seconds
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Love and Understanding

A look at the two different parts of the Inside-Out conversation.
5/11/20209 minutes, 25 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Trauma

5/4/202010 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Simple Metaphor for Pressure and Performance

Why putting pressure on yourself is like choking a water hose, and what you can do to improve your performance.    
4/27/20207 minutes, 51 seconds
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Making a Profit vs. Profiteering

A business episode to help you tell the difference between if you’re genuinely trying to help people with your business, or if you’re operating from a darker place of fear and greed.
4/20/20205 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Power of Hope, Part Five

Part 5 of a 5-part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. The beginners guide to sharing the Three Principles, and an invitation to live with hope.
4/17/20208 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Power of Hope, Part 4

Part 4 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. We’re all living in separate realities - what does that mean for our relationships and disagreements with others?
4/16/20205 minutes, 4 seconds
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The Power of Hope, Part Three

Part 3 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. On arguing for your limitations: “You’re gonna have to find a way to shut the hell up in your mind…and listen for something new, something you don’t already think and something you don’t already know. If you do, I promise you you’ll hear something that will change this for you”
4/15/20208 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Power of Hope, Part Two

Part 2 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. 3 steps to awakening hope, and some more insight on making your and others’ dreams come true.
4/14/20209 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Power of Hope, Part One

Part 1 of a 5 part excerpt from my book: Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone’s Life. One of my favorite metaphors for how we can make the biggest difference in the world. 
4/13/20204 minutes, 6 seconds
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Should I Be Afraid?

This episode looks at the question so many of us have caught ourselves asking during the recent weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic - should we be afraid?
4/6/20206 minutes, 56 seconds
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Keeping It Real

3/30/20207 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Space Before Thought

This episode talks about what's at the heart of the inside-out understanding that can really make a difference - both in our lives and in the world. 
3/23/20209 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Original Point

This episode talks about the original point of all the spiritual teachings we talk about today, and how to find it when we've strayed away from it. 
3/16/20209 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Nav System and the Homing Mechanism

A look at two tools we have inside of us and how they can help to guide us home in any given moment. 
3/9/20209 minutes, 35 seconds
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Heartfelt Vs. Bullsh#t

3/2/20206 minutes, 29 seconds
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What If The Zone Was Portable

Is the zone something we can only access randomly, or is it present, all of the time?
2/24/20206 minutes, 56 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Thriving

Finding the place inside of ourself that is already thriving.
2/17/20206 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Have a Nicer Life

Two things you can do to have a nicer experience of everyday life
2/10/20207 minutes, 37 seconds
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Rethinking Business

Understanding the relationship between money, happiness, and business success
2/3/202010 minutes, 3 seconds
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Terrible Spy

In today's podcast I share some thoughts I had recently about a change in my career and whether or not it is true that I would make a terrible spy!
1/27/20208 minutes, 56 seconds
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The Five Hashtags of Innate Genius, part two

Part two of a two part exploration of the creative genius at the heart of who and what we really are.
1/20/20207 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Five Hashtags Of Innate Genius Part One

Part one of a two part exploration of the creative genius at the heart of who and what we really are.
1/13/202010 minutes, 31 seconds
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It's Spiritual

How to have conversations that transform lives and a piece of advice from the Scottish mystic Syd Banks
1/6/20206 minutes, 9 seconds
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Morning Happiness:

Are you happier when you think happy thoughts or before you start thinking at all?
12/30/20196 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Only Moment

To mark the passing of the spiritual teacher Ram Dass, here's an exploration of the true meaning of the word 'Now' and how we can go deeper into the only moment there is.
12/23/20195 minutes, 46 seconds
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Talking with an Alien About Money

In the podcast I dramatize an imaginary conversation between me and a visitor from another planet to highlight what money's good for, what it isn't good for, and where security and insecurity really come from.
12/15/20198 minutes, 14 seconds
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As Best You Can

This week’s podcast is an exploration of how we handle the challenges in our work and lives and what we can do to thrive more of the time.
12/9/20196 minutes, 1 second
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The Chair Analogy

In this week’s podcast I share one of my favorite metaphors for the nature of mind and how we are always supported whether we notice it or not.
12/1/20197 minutes, 31 seconds
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When You Know That You're an A**

This week's podcast is a PG13 rated exploration of one of my favorite Syd Banks quotes that points to the intersection of our personal psychology and impersonal spiritual nature. It's kind of a fun one if you like that sort of thing... :-)
11/17/20197 minutes, 49 seconds
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Every Thought is a Lie (including this one)

in this week's podcast, , I explore how much more space we have in our minds when we stop filling it up with analysis and judgement of our own thinking.
11/10/20199 minutes, 12 seconds
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Loving Disruption

This week's podcast is taken from a talk I gave at a coaching conference about what it is that sets apart "helpful" coaching from coaching that is truly transformative.
11/3/20197 minutes, 15 seconds
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Let Your Arm Do the Pitching

This week's podcast is inspired by W. Timothy Gallwey's "inner game" model, and is a quick intro to how you can make an almost instant improvement to how well you do pretty much anything by getting out of the way of your capacity for innate performance.
10/27/20198 minutes, 13 seconds
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Active or Passive?

This week's podcast features a voice that in many ways has already emerged, Clare Dimond. It's an incisive and insightful exploration of why we are neither the owners nor victims of our lives and points to who and what we may actually be.
10/20/20195 minutes, 5 seconds
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Responsive Proactivity

In this week's podcast I lay out my own explorations of the difference between "making things happen" and "going with the flow", and how I've come to see that if we let the system do the work (instead of trying to force more of one approach or the other), we're naturally both proactive and responsive at just the right time to engage more effectively with our work and life.
10/13/20196 minutes, 26 seconds
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Are Some Things Meant to Be?

This week's podcast recounts the story of our recent house move with some thoughts on fate, will, and the nature of creation.
10/6/201911 minutes, 5 seconds
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Why Some Things Can't Be Taught

This week's podcast explores how using language to describe spiritual truth is like attempting to point to fire with ice - the closer you get to what you're pointing to, the less you have to point with.
9/29/20196 minutes, 41 seconds
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 The Last Human on Earth

This week's podcast is a thought experiment I heard about from a friend a couple of week's back that was echoed by Anita Moorjani during this weekend's training. It's a fun way to get a read on how much of your activity is tempered and shaped by what you think other people will think about what you do.
9/23/20194 minutes, 55 seconds
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On Being a Force of Nature

This week's podcast features a modern-day fairy tale written and recorded by Stephanie Benedetto Padovani, a participant in this year's Emerging Voices mastermind. When she read it out in the group we all had goosebumps, and she very generously took the time to record it so you could all get a chance to enjoy it!
9/16/20198 minutes, 26 seconds
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What's it to You?

This week's podcast is an exploration of how the number one enemy of inner peace is our own habit of winding ourselves up about anything and everything.
9/9/20196 minutes, 55 seconds
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Why Some Things Can't Be Taught

In this week's podcast I share an old Sufi story about a village surrounded by a seemingly infinite, impenetrable wall and what happened when they try to find out what's on the other side. (As it happens, it also points to the limitations of spiritual teaching and sharing and why sometimes the only way out is in.)
9/1/20196 minutes, 41 seconds
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Falling in Love with Life

This week's podcast explains what Henry Kissinger, Jimmy Connors, and the marriage vows have to do with having a wonderful life. (It makes sense once you listen to it. I think... :-)
8/26/20197 minutes, 48 seconds
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Putting Ice in the Soup

This week's podcast explains how it is that changing the outside world can seem to change our inner world, even though it never really works that way.
8/19/20196 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pouring Gas On The Fire

This week's podcast is an exploration of a couple of the key ingredients in turning possibilities into reality. I also talk about a fire worth tending inside ourselves.
8/12/20196 minutes, 58 seconds
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It's a Feeling

This week's podcast points to the heart of the inside-out understanding and why social media might not be the optimal forum for exploring the deeper nature of reality and the human experience.
7/29/20198 minutes, 49 seconds
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Before the Therefore

In this week's podcast I share one of the core distinctions that makes exploring the principles behind the inside-out understanding different from pretty much any other transformative conversation I've explored in my 30 plus years of spiritual spelunking.
7/22/20198 minutes, 5 seconds
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Realizing Mental Health

In this week's podcast I explore what's really on offer when we dive deep into the principles behind the inside-out understanding.
7/15/20197 minutes, 49 seconds
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Who Am I?

In this week's podcast we'll explore going beyond self-concept and discovering who and what we really are.
7/8/20195 minutes, 58 seconds
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Emerging Voices

For this week's podcast I talk about my fascination with people who either have something to say but difficulty saying it or are brilliant at communicating but still struggling to find something authentically worth communicating about.
7/1/20199 minutes, 57 seconds
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Living from the Inside-Out

In this week's podcast I share my reflections on the essence of this understanding and a simple experiment to put it to the test in your own life.
6/24/20198 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Unreliable Narrator

This week's podcast is an exploration of what Agatha Christie and Don Miguel Ruiz have to say about navigating our lives with ease and grace.
6/17/20198 minutes, 27 seconds
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Six Words That Changed My Life

This week's podcast is the story of one of my biggest wake up calls since I began in this conversation. It was the first time that I really saw just how made up my personal reality is, and by proxy how much more possibility there is for the future than I'd ever thought possible.
6/9/20197 minutes, 47 seconds
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More Full Stops, Less Commas

How much more peace and quiet would show up in your world if you didn't feel the need to explain, justify, or defend your experience?
6/2/20196 minutes, 18 seconds
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Obviousness

Then in this week's podcast I take on the same idea but this time emphasizing the common sense nature, or "obviousness" of our behavior given the frameworks we are operating inside of.
5/26/20197 minutes, 10 seconds
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What is Mental Health?, part two

In this week's podcast I share and expand upon the simple realization that ended my battle with depression and anxiety - the fact that we are all sitting in the middle of mental health, we just don't know it. Our mental health is our spiritual nature; our spiritual nature is our mental health. 
5/19/20199 minutes, 9 seconds
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What is Mental Health?, part one

In this week’s podcast, I share some thoughts on the psychological immune system and what I consider to be the two key indicators of true mental health.
5/13/20197 minutes, 40 seconds
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The Simplest Definition of Success

In this week’s podcast I share what I’ve been seeing about the relationship between happiness and success and how differently we play the game when we begin with a more helpful end in mind.
5/6/20198 minutes, 13 seconds
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The Financial Thermostat 

This week’s podcast is an exploration of the most significant thing I discovered about money in researching the mindset of "happy millionaires and billionaires".
4/29/20198 minutes, 45 seconds
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The Cycle of Effortless Change

In this week’s podcast, I talk about why behavioral prescriptions like "stop smoking" or "meditate more" rarely move the needle on our behavior, and how easily change can happen when we understand how it actually works.
4/22/201911 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Best Magic Trick in the World

This week's podcast is one of my favorites and points to the "always already there" nature of our own thinking. You may not be able to figure out how the trick works, but knowing it's a trick is half the battle won. 
4/15/20198 minutes, 54 seconds
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The One You Feed

This week's podcast is adapted from a recent blog and explores how the shift from ego driven to spiritually guided is never more than one thought away. 
3/31/20198 minutes, 47 seconds
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Invisible Impact

This week's podcast highlights how some of the most obvious measures of progress and signs of change can be hidden from view until you know where to look to find them.
3/24/20198 minutes, 42 seconds
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Functionally Stoned

This week's podcast is a somewhat tongue in cheek meditation on what it's like to live in a state of meditation. 
3/18/20198 minutes, 2 seconds
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Opening the Doors to Life

This week's podcast is an exploration of how simple it can be to invite in the creative genius of the universe!
3/10/20196 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Ultimate Fear

This week's episode is a reflection of sorts on how when we get comfortable operating in the unknown, even the thought of death itself loses its sting and becomes an adventure to be anticipated rather than and ending to be feared.
3/4/20199 minutes, 6 seconds
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Emotophobia

This week's podcast is a slightly tongue in cheek look at one of the biggest misunderstandings affecting Western civilization - the idea that we're not ever supposed to feel bad and we need to do whatever we can to stop, change, fix, or solve our feelings.
2/25/20197 minutes, 3 seconds
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The Myth of Compassion Fatigue

In this week's podcast I explore how the feeling of hopelessness and futility is what actually exhausts us and makes it seem like it would hurt too much to care about other people and the world around us. I also talk about how being hope-full is a realistic option, wherever we find ourselves in our life.
2/18/20196 minutes, 23 seconds
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Lessons Learned From MI-6

In this week's podcast I share just that - what I saw highlighted about the nature of our innate real-time responsive intelligence while enjoying last year's Mission Impossible blockbuster.
2/11/20195 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Paper Thin Nature Of Thought​

In this week's podcast I either hammer the point home or beat it to death as I share some lessons learned while listening to my colleague Mara Gleason talking about what she's learned in a lifetime of working with businesses and shares through her non-profit, the One Solution Global Initiative.​
2/4/20196 minutes, 47 seconds
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8+

This week's podcast talks about a basic standard for operational excellence we've instituted within my company over the past few years and why such a basic difference can make such a comprehensive difference.
1/28/20197 minutes, 20 seconds
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Obviousness

This week's podcast is an exploration of, well, obviousness. In particular, I share how the black and white path of knowing or not knowing what to do is one of the simplest and most reliable ways to navigate through life.
1/21/20196 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Only Two Problems

This week's episode of the Caffeine for the Soul podcast does exactly what the title suggests - explains the only two problems people ever come to me with and the simple solution to them both.
1/14/20195 minutes, 58 seconds
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Welcome To The Human Condition

In this week's podcast I share one of the insights that has made the biggest difference in reducing stress and pressure in my own life and work.
1/7/20195 minutes, 8 seconds
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 What Should I Do?

This week's podcast is an exploration of how our bias towards "right action" can distract us from our own wisdom.
12/31/20186 minutes, 41 seconds
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What Do You Know?

In this week's podcast I share a story about the Scottish mystic Syd Banks and his continually pushing people towards following their own wisdom, not his.
12/24/20187 minutes, 28 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Commitment

In this week's podcast I share what I've been seeing about the nature of commitment and how it has nothing to do with willpower and everything to do with self-awareness.
12/16/20187 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to Awaken Hope

Today's podcast is again taken from the audiobook of Supercoach. If you've been finding yourself discouraged or downhearted in your life or work, these three simple ideas will help you see that you can't think your way out of a problem you've made up with your thinking.  
11/23/20186 minutes, 37 seconds
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The Rich Man and the Beggar

Today's excerpt from the audiobook of Supercoach and is one of my favorite stories from the original edition of the book called The Rich Man and the Beggar.
11/22/20183 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Hedgehog of Wisdom

In today's audiobook excerpt from Supercoach, I share one of the "secrets" my clients tell me has made the biggest difference in their lives and a simple exercise to help clarify your inner wisdom from what Karen Horney called "the inner tyrant - the voice of the should".
11/21/20189 minutes, 20 seconds
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What My Dogs Taught Me About Goals

Today's podcast is taken from the audiobook of the 10th anniversary edition of my book Supercoach: 10 Secrets to Transform Anyone's Life.
11/20/20185 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ten Years Later...

Today's podcast is an excerpt from the Supercoach audiobook, where I share more of the story of what's changed in over a decade of studying and sharing the Three Principles and why I was so excited at the chance to do a complete overhaul of the original book.
11/19/20186 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to Fall in Love with Selling

A complete change of pace in this week's podcast. If sales is a part of your job (and it almost inevitably is), I think you'll find this one extremely helpful!
11/12/201810 minutes, 37 seconds
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Bringing Your Genius to Life,

This week's podcast is excerpted from last month's most popular radio show and explores both the true meaning of the word "genius" and what it takes to unleash the best you have inside you. 
11/5/201811 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to Be Original

This week's podcast is an exploration of the difference between 'different' and 'original' and why original thought is the key to pretty much any game changing innovation in pretty much every field.
10/28/20189 minutes, 43 seconds
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Fear Less

In this week's podcast I share how a deeper understanding of the nature of fear allows you to live fearlessly regardless of what you happen to be feeling in any given moment.
10/21/201810 minutes, 43 seconds
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The Secret of Innovation

This week's podcast shares a simple way to get beyond your habitual thinking and into the space of innovation - the space of fresh, original thoughts and ideas.
10/14/20186 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Three Languages of the Three Principles

In this week's podcast I share an insight from Syd Banks that helped me see that talking about Mind, Consciousness, and Thought isn't always the best way to share them.
10/7/201810 minutes, 2 seconds
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Understanding vs. Action

In this week's podcast I explore why answering the question "how does it work?" is nearly always more helpful than trying to answer the question "how do I do it?"
10/1/20189 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Art of Contented Dreaming

In this week's podcast I share what I've learned about goals and contentment over three decades of trying to decide between them only to discover they're part of the same unfolding.
9/23/20189 minutes, 19 seconds
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Who Would You Be Without Your Story?

In this week's podcast I explore what it is to become conscious of yourself as Consciousness and how life changes when we stop trying to "tell it like it is".
9/17/20188 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Art of Teaching

In the podcast this week, I share a distinction that explains why some teachers are seemingly able to impact anybody while others struggle to get through to almost anyone. It also points to how you can become more effective in whatever it is you teach through a simple shift in your preparation. 
9/9/20189 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Whole New Way of Thinking About Cancer and Health

In this week's podcast I​'m excited to share an excerpt from my new online video program with Anita Moorjani, Experiencing God.  It's taken from the live Q&A we did during filming, and it's one of the most powerful messages I've ever heard about what really moves the needle when it comes to overcoming illness and cultivating our natural movement towards health and well-being.
7/30/201810 minutes, 25 seconds
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Pigeon Dancing

In this week's podcast, I continue the avian theme of my blog with an exploration of Pigeon Dancing, broadening it out beyond the realm of money to show how often we all get caught up in superstitious rituals for happiness and success and what we can do to experience more freedom, love, contentment, and joy.
7/22/20188 minutes, 1 second
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The Peace of Mind

In this week's podcast, I'm sharing another clip from the Audible edition of The Space Within. ​​It points to the world of difference between the absence of thought and the presence of the deeper mind.
7/16/20186 minutes, 56 seconds
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Why the Three Principles Won't Change Your Life (and What Will)

​In th​is week's podcast​ ​I run through the difference between universal truth and the impact seeing truth will inevitably make in the way we live our lives.
7/8/20186 minutes, 6 seconds
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Why Size Matters?

This week's podcast is an exploration of how we inadvertently psych ourselves out when we believe ideas like "big" and "small" have existence outside the temporary reality of our own thinking.
7/2/20188 minutes, 6 seconds
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Riding the Updraft

In this week's podcast I share a metaphor for how recognizing what we have going for us lets us live our lives and impact the world with greater ease and impact.
6/25/20184 minutes, 53 seconds
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Beyond Self-Improvement

In this week’s podcast I share one of my favorite metaphors for how working on ourselves can get in the way of loving our lives.​
6/17/20186 minutes, 1 second
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The Point of the Three Principles

In this week's podcast I share a story that began life as a part of the Caffeine for the soul blog. It sums up, as best I have yet been able, the difference between trying not to suffer because, "hey, it's all thought" and waking up to the divine nature of your soul.
6/10/20186 minutes, 23 seconds
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Slamming Your Hand in the Car Door of Life

In this week’s podcast I discuss why movies can’t be powerful, people can’t be inspiring, and thoughts can never (yes, never) be triggered by circumstances.
6/4/20187 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Be More of Who You Really Are

In this week's podcast you can listen to the first chapter of The Space Within excerpted from the unabridged Audible edition.
5/27/201820 minutes, 1 second
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Hercule Poriot Guide To Transformative Coaching

In today's podcast​, I talk about what I learned about what I do from watching the movie Murder on the Orient Express. (I'm pretty sure it makes more sense when you listen to it, but you can let me know... :-)
5/20/201812 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rules vs. Wisdom

In this week's podcast I use the ten commandments as a metaphor for unleashing your inner wisdom and divinity.
5/13/20188 minutes, 4 seconds
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Beyond Relief

In today's podcast​ I share a few stories that point to how much more is on offer with a deeper understanding of the principles than just getting relief from the feelings of stress and pressure in our lives.
5/6/20187 minutes, 22 seconds
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Being Messy

In today's podcast ​I explore the connection between time management, English gardens, and how aligning yourself with the messiness of life helps clean things up tremendously well.​
4/29/20188 minutes, 23 seconds
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The Comedy Of Psychology

In today's podcast, I suggest a different way of thinking about your thinking - one with considerably more patience and humor than you're probably used to.
4/23/20188 minutes, 22 seconds
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Are You OK?

This week's podcast is an exploration of a simple idea at the heart of understanding resilience, freedom, and high performance. It's one of the many questions I'll be exploring alongside Garret Kramer and Jamie Smart at the beginning of June on our two day workshop, Getting in the Game.
4/16/20187 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Laughing Buddha Driving a Porsche

This week's podcast explores the seeming dichotomy between pursuing a spiritual path through life and enjoying the things of the world. This is something I wrestle with from time to time, and is at the heart of the paradoxical need for "Caffeine for the Soul".
4/9/20187 minutes, 12 seconds
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What I'm Up to as a Coach, part three

​This week's podcast is the final part of What I'm Up to as a Coach, where I ​address one of the fundamental purposes of coaching - assisting people in creating cool sh*t in the world!
4/1/20187 minutes, 11 seconds
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What I'm Up to as a Coach, part two

​This week's podcast is part two of What I'm Up to as a Coach, where I speak to ​opening up to a larger field of possibility without falling down the rabbit hole of psychology.
3/26/20187 minutes, 51 seconds
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What I'm Up to as a Coach, part one

This week's podcast is the first of another three part series​. In part one, I point to the essence of the impact of transformative coaching, regardless of the particular approach you use or the particular clients you might be working with.
3/19/20185 minutes, 43 seconds
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Don't Make Me Think

Today's podcast picks up on the theme from this week's blog but places it into the context of creativity and productivity - how to get the most out of your innate creative potential.
3/11/20187 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mistakes and Mastery

In this week's podcast I explore how the willingness to make mistakes as we go is the key to mastery over time.
3/4/20185 minutes, 37 seconds
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Are You Special?

This week's podcast is an exploration of the relationship between personal and impersonal, ego and essence, and how being ordinary is one of the most extraordinary things we can realize.
2/26/20186 minutes, 8 seconds
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Pressure and High Performance

This week's podcast is taken from the latest installment of my new video series A Whole New Way of Thinking about... These videos are currently available exclusively to members of my Inner Circle, and we'll be bringing out a new video every month for at least the rest of this year.
2/19/20185 minutes, 47 seconds
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Goals vs. Miracles

For the podcast this week, I'm sharing a clip called Goals vs. Miracles taken from Creating the Impossible 2018. By the time you're done listening, you'll be able to distinguish between goal setting and 'miracle setting' and have a clear idea about the pros and cons of each approach.
2/4/20186 minutes, 48 seconds
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Creating Big Stuff

Today's podcast is built around an excerpt from my new book Creating the Impossible: A 90 Day Program to Get your Dreams Out of your Head and into the World. In it, I speak to how and why we stop ourselves and how to create what we most want in our lives.
1/29/20184 minutes, 29 seconds
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Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff part five: The Ultimate Answer

Today's podcast is the final in a series of five excerpts from an interview I did with Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff, authors of the book Coming Home. 
1/26/201813 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff part four: Going Deeper

Today's podcast is the fourth in a series of five excerpts from an interview I did with Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff, authors of the book Coming Home. In our final podcast we'll be speaking about The Ultimate Answer.
1/25/201812 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff part three: Beyond the Words

Today's podcast is the third in a series of five excerpts from an interview I did with Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff, authors of the book Coming Home. Over the course of the week we'll also be speaking about: Going Deeper and The Ultimate Answer.
1/24/201812 minutes, 1 second
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Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff part two: The God Problem

Today's podcast is the second in a series of five excerpts from an interview I did with Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff, authors of the book Coming Home. Over the course of the week we'll also be speaking about: Beyond the Words, Going Deeper, The Ultimate Answer.
1/23/201811 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff, part one: The Heart of the Three Principles

Today's podcast is the first in a series of five excerpts from an interview I did with Dicken Bettinger and Natasha Swerdloff, authors of the book Coming Home. Over the course of the week we'll also be speaking about: The God Problem, Beyond the Words, Going Deeper, The Ultimate Answer.
1/22/201810 minutes, 29 seconds
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May You Live in Interesting Times

In this podcast I share the epilogue from the Creating the Impossible book - some reflections on what Mahatma Gandhi's relationship with his son has to do with being a successful rapper, selling a million records, and ending racism in the world.
1/15/20186 minutes, 26 seconds
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​Low Pressure, High Performance

In this week's podcast I share the best of what I've learned about the surprising relationship between pressure and performance and how to take advantage of it in your own life and work.
1/8/201810 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Secrets of Effortless Productivity, part five

This week's podcast is taken from chapter four "The Secrets of Effortless Productivity" of my new book, Creating the Impossible
1/5/20182 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Secrets of Effortless Productivity, part four

This week's podcast is taken from chapter four "The Secrets of Effortless Productivity" of my new book, Creating the Impossible
1/4/20183 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Secrets of Effortless Productivity, part three

This week's podcast is taken from chapter four "The Secrets of Effortless Productivity" of my new book, Creating the Impossible
1/3/20184 minutes, 25 seconds
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The Secrets of Effortless Productivity, part two

This week's podcast is taken from chapter four "The Secrets of Effortless Productivity" of my new book, Creating the Impossible
1/2/20184 minutes, 1 second
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The Secrets of Effortless Productivity, part one

This week's podcast is taken from chapter four "The Secrets of Effortless Productivity" of my new book, Creating the Impossible
1/1/20185 minutes, 35 seconds
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The Three Elements of Loving What You Do

In this episode I share the fruits of a conversation I had with my friend and mentor George Pransky about how easy it is to love any (yes, any!) job on the planet.
12/18/20175 minutes, 59 seconds
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The Balloon of Consciousness

In this podcast I share a simple metaphor for how we can go higher and experience more of our innate health and deeper nature in our daily lives.
12/10/20178 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ordinary Miracles 

In this episode I'm sharing an audio excerpt  from the Living from the Inside-Out Self Study program. In less than a week, this program has gone from brand new to 'New and Noteworthy' to bestseller status on Udemy.
11/27/201712 minutes, 33 seconds
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Are You the One?

On this podcast, I share one of my favorite teaching stories from one of my pre-principles books, Feel Happy Now!
11/20/20175 minutes, 20 seconds
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What Are You Listening For?

In recognition of all the people who love all the metaphors stories me and other 3P teachers share but wish we'd occasionally just tell them what the heck they should be doing if they want to be enlightened and successful and stuff, this podcast is built around the number one distinction between why some people get profoundly affected by the transformative conversation while others hear the same words but often fail to get impacted at the same level.
11/13/20176 minutes, 30 seconds
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Is Life Work Balance a Good Idea?

In this week's podcast, I begin an exploration about the perils of pursuing balance from the outside-in and some different ways of thinking about the whole idea of what makes for a life well lived.
11/6/20177 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Nature of Skill

In this podcast, I share an espresso-sized excerpt from one our most popular self-study programs, The Obstacle Course to Success. In it I share one of my all time favorite quotes about the secret to doing great work in the world.
10/30/20172 minutes, 39 seconds
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One Piece of Advice for Men

​In this episode​, I share a bit of my thinking around #MeToo from a man's point of view, not on what it's like to be a woman but what ​might be helpful for us to think about as men.  ​
10/23/20179 minutes, 55 seconds
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What's Your Highest Goal

What's the one priority that will make everything you do work better? Is there a universal answer to that question or is it idiosyncratic for each of us?
10/16/20178 minutes, 14 seconds
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If the Principles are so Great, Why Are We Still Killing Each Other?

This episode contains my reflections on yet another mass shooting here in the States, and what an understanding of the Three Principles can do for our ability to respond in a way that not only does no harm but might well make a positive difference as well.
10/9/201710 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Dragon Story

In this episode, I share The Dragon Story. While this originally emerged as part of a client coaching session, I get emails and messages on a regular basis telling me about how this one story has changed their lives!
10/2/20179 minutes, 43 seconds
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No, Really!

In this episode I share the core idea behind our most popular new program this year, The Advanced Course. It will help you to separate spiritual fact from fiction and be impacted more deeply by the principles.
9/25/20177 minutes, 20 seconds
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 ​How Much of Success is Up to You?

This podcast is a​n exploration of our role in the daily creation of our lives, and how we can tilt the odds of success in our favor whether or not we're in control of the universe.
9/18/201710 minutes, 3 seconds
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A Deeper Understanding of "Mindfulness"

An espresso sized reflection on the nature of mindfulness as being awake to the spiritual essence of life as opposed to ​overly self-conscious about our wandering thoughts.
9/11/20173 minutes, 33 seconds
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Staying in the Conversation

T​his week's podcast is about ​Staying in the Conversation, and describes what I've come to see as the three levels of understanding that inevitably come with a deeper understanding of the principles behind the human experience.​
9/4/20176 minutes, 38 seconds
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Do Enlightened People Have Bad Days?

This episode is an exploration of the false expectations we can set up for ourselves when we begin to think that any person, place, or condition can save us from the human condition.
8/28/20176 minutes, 22 seconds
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An Inside-Out View of Racism and Prejudice

In this episode I take on current events as best I can - it's a meditation on what racism is, where it comes from, and how we as a society can continue to evolve beyond it. 
8/21/201716 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Momentum Formula

This epsidode ​is a recounting of how something I read in a Dave Ramsey book really impacted the way I think about creating success, despite the fact that it turns out I misunderstood what he was trying to say!
8/14/20177 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Nine Obstacles to Success

In this episode I give an overview of The Nine Obstacles to Success, that I explore in our newest online self-study program, The Obstacle Course to Success. It's based on one of the most successful models I used in my coaching, the "obstacle analysis grid", where I coded the most common obstacle areas that my clients and students reported facing in their pursuit of success and collated strategies for getting over, through, or beyond them.
8/10/20178 minutes, 2 seconds
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The​ Hedgehog of Wisdom​

In ​this podcast​ I share some thoughts on how focusing on one thing (like, I don't know, the Three Principles? :-) can be a more powerful strategy for success than trying to find a hundred different tactics for a hundred different situations.
8/7/20175 minutes, 35 seconds
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A Different Take on the Work of Byron Katie

In this episode, ​I share ​an inside-out perspective on Byron Katie's "The Work", which played a significant role in my pre-principles explorations of how the mind works and how to live a rich and meaning-full life.
7/31/20178 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Three Essential Prayers

In this podcast ​I share my take on Anne Lamott's Three Essential Prayers and what they have to do with a life well lived.
7/24/20178 minutes, 7 seconds
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Separating Thought from Circumstance

In ​this week's podcast ​I share my take on the somewhat surprising relationship between circumstances and our thoughts and feelings.
7/17/20178 minutes, 19 seconds
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Mara Gleason, part five: Infinite Problems, One Solution

This week's podcast features a five part interview with Mara Gleason, newly bestselling author of One Thought Changes Everything.  In this final episode we talk about infinite problems and the one solution!
7/14/201713 minutes
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Mara Gleason, part four: Waking Up to Feeling

This week's podcast features a five part interview with Mara Gleason, newly bestselling author of One Thought Changes Everything.  In this episode we talk about waking up to feeling.
7/13/201711 minutes, 5 seconds
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Mara Gleason, part three: Slowing Down to Life

This week's podcast features a five part interview with Mara Gleason, newly bestselling author of One Thought Changes Everything.  In this episode we talk about what it is like to slow down to the speed of life.
7/12/201712 minutes, 3 seconds
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Mara Gleason, part two: Being Mugged by God

This week's podcast features a five part interview with Mara Gleason, newly bestselling author of One Thought Changes Everything.  In today's episode Mara shares her story of how being held at gunpoint led to a spiritual awakening.
7/11/201715 minutes, 1 second
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Mara Gleason, part one: One Thought Changes Everything

This week's Caffeine for the Soul podcast features a five part interview with Mara Gleason, newly bestselling author of One Thought Changes Everything.  
7/10/20179 minutes, 28 seconds
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"Fuggetaboutit"

This episode has me coming to terms with a piece of advice that Syd Banks reportedly doled out on a regular basis which makes perfect sense and I still find difficult at times ​to wrap my head around.
7/3/20178 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Guide to “Getting It”

If you've ever got frustrated that it seems as though you're the only one not having life-changing insights into the inside-out understanding, this week's podcast A Guide to "Getting It", will hopefully be a welcome relief and friendly guide!
6/26/20178 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to Win the Mental Game (for anyone aged nine or above)

This episode is a recounting of a conversation I had with my nine year old godson last weekend about the mental game of tennis. As well as being relevant to performance at any age, people often ask "how do you talk about this stuff with kids?", so I hope this will prove helpful on both counts.
6/19/20179 minutes, 4 seconds
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Mojo

All this week on Caffeine for the Soul, we'll be sharing excerpts from the new audio version of The Space Within. Michael will be talking about insight, well-being, peace of mind, creativity, and high-performance over the course of the week. In the last episode in the series Michael talks our Mojo - how we lose it and how to get it back.
12/30/20165 minutes, 23 seconds
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Going Back to the Drawing Board

All this week on Caffeine for the Soul, we'll be sharing excerpts from the new audio version of The Space Within. Michael will be talking about insight, well-being, peace of mind, creativity, and high-performance over the course of the week. In today's episode Michael goes back to the drawing board...
12/29/20166 minutes, 49 seconds
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Going Deeper

All this week on Caffeine for the Soul, we'll be sharing excerpts from the new audio version of The Space Within. Michael will be talking about insight, well-being, peace of mind, creativity, and high-performance over the course of the week. In today's episode Michael goes deeper into Peace of Mind.
12/28/20164 minutes, 22 seconds
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Abandoning the Pursuit of 24/7 Happiness

All this week on Caffeine for the Soul, we'll be sharing excerpts from the new audio version of The Space Within. Michael will be talking about insight, well-being, peace of mind, creativity, and high-performance over the course of the week. In today's episode Michael explores the idea of "Abandoning the Pursuit of 24/7 Happiness"....
12/27/20166 minutes, 51 seconds
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How to Get the Most Out of Our Time Together

All this week on Caffeine for the Soul, we'll be sharing excerpts from the new audio version of The Space Within. Michael will be talking about insight, well-being, peace of mind, creativity, and high-performance over the course of the week. Today's episode is taking from the Introduction and explains "How to Get the Most Out of Our Time Together"....
12/26/20166 minutes, 11 seconds
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Love and Creative Disruption

In today's podcast Michael shares what it seems to him is at the heart of both powerful coaching and personal transformation - the willingness to love and be loved unconditionally and to have your personal thinking about yourself and life disrupted, disturbed, and disrobed, revealing the creative source, potential, and power underneath it.  
12/12/201610 minutes
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The Helpers Dilemma

On the Caffeine for the Soul podcast this week, Michael will be giving voice to the Supercoach rewrites with a few impromptu tweaks and additions as he goes.  
12/9/20167 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Bodhisattvas Vow

On the Caffeine for the Soul podcast this week, Michael will be giving voice to the Supercoach rewrites with a few impromptu tweaks and additions as he goes.  
12/8/20161 minute, 57 seconds
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Waking Up Your Dreams

On the Caffeine for the Soul podcast this week, Michael will be giving voice to the Supercoach rewrites with a few impromptu tweaks and additions as he goes.  
12/5/20169 minutes, 25 seconds
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Robert Holden, part five: The Stillpoint and the Action Field

This week's podcast is a five part interview with best-selling author Robert Holden. Our theme was "Life-Work Balance", something that as overachievers who really care about their families has been an ongoing inquiry for both for many years now. In this final part Michael and Robert discuss the stillpoint and the action field.
12/2/201613 minutes, 16 seconds
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Robert Holden, part four: Living for Now vs. Living for Later

This week's podcast is a five part interview with best-selling author Robert Holden. Our theme was "Life-Work Balance", something that as overachievers who really care about their families has been an ongoing inquiry for both for many years now. In part four Michael and Robert discuss how living for now vs. living for later can take us out of balance.
12/1/201610 minutes, 7 seconds
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Robert Holden, Part three: How your Bank Balance impacts your Life-Work Balance

This week's podcast is a five part interview with best-selling author Robert Holden. Our theme was "Life-Work Balance", something that as overachievers who really care about their families has been an ongoing inquiry for both for many years now. In part three Michael and Robert discuss how your bank balance impacts your life-work balance.
11/30/201610 minutes, 7 seconds
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Robert Holden, part two: A Writer's Point of View on Living a Balanced Life

This week's podcast is a five part interview with best-selling author Robert Holden. Our theme was "Life-Work Balance", something that as overachievers who really care about their families has been an ongoing inquiry for both for many years now. In part two Michael and Robert discuss living a balance life from the point of view of being writers.
11/29/201611 minutes, 37 seconds
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Robert Holden, part one: Finding Life-Work Balance

This week's podcast is a five part interview with best-selling author Robert Holden. Our theme was "Life-Work Balance", something that as overachievers who really care about their families has been an ongoing inquiry for both for many years now. In part one Michael and Robert explore finding the life-work balance.    
11/28/20169 minutes, 31 seconds
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Are You There

In this week's Caffeine for the Soul podcast Michael explore the idea of "meditation without meditating" - one of the often unsung gifts of the inside-out understanding. In today's podcast Michael asks Are You There?
11/25/20166 minutes, 15 seconds
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Unconditional Peace of Mind

In this week's Caffeine for the Soul podcast Michael explore the idea of "meditation without meditating" - one of the often unsung gifts of the inside-out understanding. In today's podcast Michael explores Unconditional Peace of Mind  
11/23/20167 minutes, 36 seconds
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Meditation without Meditating

In this week's Caffeine for the Soul podcast Michael explore the idea of "meditation without meditating" - one of the often unsung gifts of the inside-out understanding.
11/21/20167 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jamie Smart, part five: Handling Uncertainty and Change

This week's podcast is a five part conversation with my one time coaching apprentice Jamie Smart, now a best-selling author in his own right and in my mind one of the most visionary thinkers I know. We discuss his new book, Results: Think Less, Achieve More, in this final episode we talk about Handling Uncertainty and Change What's the One Thing That Would Make the Biggest Difference in Your Life?   RESULTS. We all want them, yet many of us struggle to achieve them. Or we get results in one area, while failing in others. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get results in a way that feels great. In this groundbreaking book by number 1 bestselling author, Jamie Smart, you're going to discover how to... • Clear your mind and increase your ability to get the results you desire • Eliminate the obstacles that have been holding you back until now • Amplify your influence and impact on other people • Get results in a way that's healthy, natural and enjoyable   You can download the first 2 chapters of RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More for free, simply by visiting the link below now:  www.JamieSmart.com/InstantResults
11/18/201611 minutes, 27 seconds
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Jamie Smart, part four: The Only Two Challenges to Creating What You Want

This week's podcast is a five part conversation with my one time coaching apprentice Jamie Smart, now a best-selling author in his own right and in my mind one of the most visionary thinkers I know. We discuss his new book, Results: Think Less, Achieve More, in today's episode we talk about The Only Two Challenges to Creating What You Want.  What's the One Thing That Would Make the Biggest Difference in Your Life?   RESULTS. We all want them, yet many of us struggle to achieve them. Or we get results in one area, while failing in others. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get results in a way that feels great. In this groundbreaking book by number 1 bestselling author, Jamie Smart, you're going to discover how to... • Clear your mind and increase your ability to get the results you desire • Eliminate the obstacles that have been holding you back until now • Amplify your influence and impact on other people • Get results in a way that's healthy, natural and enjoyable   You can download the first 2 chapters of RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More for free, simply by visiting the link below now:  www.JamieSmart.com/InstantResults
11/17/20168 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jamie Smart, part three: The Truth about Goals

This week's podcast is a five part conversation with my one time coaching apprentice Jamie Smart, now a best-selling author in his own right and in my mind one of the most visionary thinkers I know. We discuss his new book, Results: Think Less, Achieve More, beginning with today's episode, The Truth about Goals.  What's the One Thing That Would Make the Biggest Difference in Your Life?   RESULTS. We all want them, yet many of us struggle to achieve them. Or we get results in one area, while failing in others. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get results in a way that feels great. In this groundbreaking book by number 1 bestselling author, Jamie Smart, you're going to discover how to... • Clear your mind and increase your ability to get the results you desire • Eliminate the obstacles that have been holding you back until now • Amplify your influence and impact on other people • Get results in a way that's healthy, natural and enjoyable   You can download the first 2 chapters of RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More for free, simply by visiting the link below now:  www.JamieSmart.com/InstantResults
11/16/201610 minutes, 9 seconds
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Jamie Smart, part two: The Source of Results

This week's podcast is a five part conversation with my one time coaching apprentice Jamie Smart, now a best-selling author in his own right and in my mind one of the most visionary thinkers I know. We discuss his new book, Results: Think Less, Achieve More, beginning with today's episode, The Source of Results.  What's the One Thing That Would Make the Biggest Difference in Your Life?   RESULTS. We all want them, yet many of us struggle to achieve them. Or we get results in one area, while failing in others. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get results in a way that feels great. In this groundbreaking book by number 1 bestselling author, Jamie Smart, you're going to discover how to... • Clear your mind and increase your ability to get the results you desire • Eliminate the obstacles that have been holding you back until now • Amplify your influence and impact on other people • Get results in a way that's healthy, natural and enjoyable   You can download the first 2 chapters of RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More for free, simply by visiting the link below now:  www.JamieSmart.com/InstantResults
11/15/20167 minutes, 31 seconds
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Jamie Smart, part one: Reality, Results, and You

This week's podcast is a five part conversation with my one time coaching apprentice Jamie Smart, now a best-selling author in his own right and in my mind one of the most visionary thinkers I know. We discuss his new book, Results: Think Less, Achieve More, beginning with today's episode, Reality, Results, and You.  What's the One Thing That Would Make the Biggest Difference in Your Life?   RESULTS. We all want them, yet many of us struggle to achieve them. Or we get results in one area, while failing in others. But it doesn’t have to be this way. You can get results in a way that feels great. In this groundbreaking book by number 1 bestselling author, Jamie Smart, you're going to discover how to... • Clear your mind and increase your ability to get the results you desire • Eliminate the obstacles that have been holding you back until now • Amplify your influence and impact on other people • Get results in a way that's healthy, natural and enjoyable   You can download the first 2 chapters of RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More for free, simply by visiting the link below now:  www.JamieSmart.com/InstantResults    
11/14/201610 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dancing Between the Spiritual and the Material

In this week's podcasts, Michael will be talking about the nature of the transformative conversation using excerpts from the audio edition of his bestselling book to date, The Inside-Out Revolution.
11/11/20166 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Two Elements of Transformation

In this week's podcasts, Michael will be talking about the nature of the transformative conversation using excerpts from the audio edition of his bestselling book to date, The Inside-Out Revolution.  
11/9/20164 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Transformative Conversation

In this week's podcasts, Michael will be talking about the nature of the transformative conversation using excerpts from the audio edition of his bestselling book to date, The Inside-Out Revolution.      
11/7/20165 minutes, 15 seconds
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Cultivating Genius

In this episode Michael explores what it is to unleash excellence in yourself and others and then go beyond excellence to cultivating genius!
11/4/20166 minutes, 55 seconds
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Effortless Effort

This week Michael will be exploring what it is to unleash excellence in yourself and others and then go beyond excellence to cultivating genius - in this episode he explores effortless effort.
11/2/20166 minutes, 28 seconds
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Unleashing Excellence

This week Michael will be exploring what it is to unleash excellence in yourself and others and then go beyond excellence to cultivating genius - the highest and best expression available to us in our lives.
10/31/20165 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Kindness of the Design

In the last instalment this week on fear, Michael talks about the kindness of the design in our experience of fear.
10/21/20165 minutes, 5 seconds
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Fearlessness

This week Michael will be speaking about fear. In today's episode Michael talks about fearlessness.
10/19/20168 minutes, 27 seconds
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How to Make Fear Irrelevant

This week Michael will be speaking about fear. In today's espresso-sized instalment Michael talks about what our lives would be like if fear was irrelevant.
10/17/20166 minutes, 37 seconds
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Anita Moorjani, part five: The Myth of Positivity

All this week Michael with be talking with New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani about her latest book - What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth. In the final episode Michael and Anita discuss the myth of positivity.  “Having already faced death, I now know that spending a lifetime of always playing it safe —for example, by choosing the safest career, by pleasing people, worrying about what everyone else thinks of me, meeting everyone else’s expectations except my own, being what everyone else wanted me to be, etc.— is a totally wasted life.” – Anita Moorjani What If THIS Is Heaven? is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. In this book Anita debunks some of the biggest myths we have been buying into—myths that have prevented us from fully living our livessimply because they have been the dominant beliefs in our surrounding culture. Don’t wait to die to learn the true value of your life. This book is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. It’s an invitation to create heaven here and now.
10/14/20169 minutes, 34 seconds
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Anita Moorjani, part four: Ego vs. Egotistical

All this week Michael with be talking with New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani about her latest book - What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth. In this episode Michael and Anita discuss the Ego vs. Egotistical  “Having already faced death, I now know that spending a lifetime of always playing it safe —for example, by choosing the safest career, by pleasing people, worrying about what everyone else thinks of me, meeting everyone else’s expectations except my own, being what everyone else wanted me to be, etc.— is a totally wasted life.” – Anita Moorjani What If THIS Is Heaven? is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. In this book Anita debunks some of the biggest myths we have been buying into—myths that have prevented us from fully living our livessimply because they have been the dominant beliefs in our surrounding culture. Don’t wait to die to learn the true value of your life. This book is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. It’s an invitation to create heaven here and now.  
10/13/201613 minutes, 18 seconds
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Anita Moorjani, part three: You're not Broken

All this week Michael with be talking with New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani about her latest book - What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth. In this episode Michael and Anita talk about discovering that we are not broken.  “Having already faced death, I now know that spending a lifetime of always playing it safe —for example, by choosing the safest career, by pleasing people, worrying about what everyone else thinks of me, meeting everyone else’s expectations except my own, being what everyone else wanted me to be, etc.— is a totally wasted life.” – Anita Moorjani What If THIS Is Heaven? is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. In this book Anita debunks some of the biggest myths we have been buying into—myths that have prevented us from fully living our livessimply because they have been the dominant beliefs in our surrounding culture. Don’t wait to die to learn the true value of your life. This book is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. It’s an invitation to create heaven here and now. Purchase your copy of What if THIS is Heaven here: www.WiTiH.com  
10/12/20168 minutes, 22 seconds
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Anita Moorjani, part two: Loving Yourself

All this week Michael with be talking with New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani about her latest book - What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth. In this episode Michael and Anita talk about loving yourself an unconditional love.  “Having already faced death, I now know that spending a lifetime of always playing it safe —for example, by choosing the safest career, by pleasing people, worrying about what everyone else thinks of me, meeting everyone else’s expectations except my own, being what everyone else wanted me to be, etc.— is a totally wasted life.” – Anita Moorjani What If THIS Is Heaven? is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. In this book Anita debunks some of the biggest myths we have been buying into—myths that have prevented us from fully living our livessimply because they have been the dominant beliefs in our surrounding culture. Don’t wait to die to learn the true value of your life. This book is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. It’s an invitation to create heaven here and now. Purchase your copy of What if THIS is Heaven here: www.WiTiH.com  
10/11/201613 minutes, 8 seconds
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Anita Moorjani, part one- What if this is Heaven?

All this week Michael with be talking with New York Times best-selling author Anita Moorjani about her latest book - What If This Is Heaven?: How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth. In this episode Michael and Anita talk about how to live in Heaven in the here and now.   “Having already faced death, I now know that spending a lifetime of always playing it safe —for example, by choosing the safest career, by pleasing people, worrying about what everyone else thinks of me, meeting everyone else’s expectations except my own, being what everyone else wanted me to be, etc.— is a totally wasted life.” – Anita Moorjani  What If THIS Is Heaven? is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. In this book Anita debunks some of the biggest myths we have been buying into—myths that have prevented us from fully living our lives simply because they have been the dominant beliefs in our surrounding culture. Don’t wait to die to learn the true value of your life. This book is a reminder of who we truly are and why we came here. It’s an invitation to create heaven here and now.Purchase your copy of What if THIS is Heaven here: www.WiTiH.com  
10/10/201613 minutes, 46 seconds
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The Bottom Line

Michael rounds up the final episode of this series on the master variable for success!
10/7/20168 minutes, 58 seconds
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Finding Extra Bandwidth

Continuing to explore the master variable for success, today Michael explores how you can find extra bandwidth.
10/6/20163 minutes, 24 seconds
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Why State of Mind Matters

Continuing to explore the master variable for success, today Michael explains why state of mind matters.
10/5/20166 minutes, 47 seconds
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The Master Variable for Success

In today's episode Michael shares with you the master variable for success.
10/4/20164 minutes, 51 seconds
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What it Takes to Succeed

This week on Caffeine for the Soul, Michael explores the master variable for success - what it is and how to work with it to be on your game more of the time! 
10/3/20169 minutes, 5 seconds
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A Creator's Prayer

Michael rounds off this week's exploration of the miraculous with 'A Creators Prayer'.
9/23/20164 minutes, 8 seconds
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A Formula for Miracles

In this episode Michael shares the formula for miracles !
9/22/20166 minutes, 41 seconds
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Miracle Setting

In this episode Michael introduces the idea of miracle setting and how that differs from goal setting!
9/21/20166 minutes, 37 seconds
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Miracles vs. Goals

Continuing this week's theme of miracles and the miraculous, Michael talks about goals, achievements and the idea of 'miracle setting'!
9/20/20164 minutes, 40 seconds
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Living Miraculously

We'll be exploring miracles all week - what they are and how to experience more of them in your life! 
9/19/20165 minutes, 38 seconds
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Making Sense of Life in a Whole New Way

In the final episode this week, Michael shares the three basic truths about how life and the mind work, and why seeing them can help make sense of life in a whole new way!
9/10/20169 minutes, 14 seconds
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Your Inner Spark

Continuing this week's discussion on The Three Principles (and why you should care) Michael talks about our 'Inner Spark'
9/8/20169 minutes, 1 second
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What Do We Mean by the Three Principles

In this podcast Michael explore ​the Three Principles, and the different ways they're talked about and shared in the world.
9/5/201610 minutes, 8 seconds
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The Kindness of Fear

In this episode Michael talk about becoming more fearless but even more helpfully, less afraid of being afraid.
9/2/20167 minutes, 26 seconds
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Predicting the Future

In this episode Michael explains the real reason why predicting the future is difficult.
9/1/20168 minutes, 33 seconds
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Where Confidence Comes From

Continuing this week's theme on confidence, Michael explores where confidence really comes from.
8/31/20167 minutes, 32 seconds
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Confidence and the Three Little Pigs, part two

In this episode Michael finishes the story of Confidence and the 3 Little Pigs 
8/30/20165 minutes, 20 seconds
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Confidence and the Three Little Pigs, part one

The theme for week's podcast is confidence, and Michael begins with the metaphor of the Three Little Pigs....
8/29/20169 minutes, 14 seconds
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How to Become More Intelligent Today

In the last episode exploring the Facebook Feed of the Mind, Michael shares a very simple strategy that will make you more intelligent by the end of the day!
8/26/20166 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Zone

If you want to do better, if you want to be better and spend more time in 'the zone' then knowing about the only thing that stops that flow might be useful!
8/25/20165 minutes, 43 seconds
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Undistracted Non-Meditation

In this episode Michael shares his interpretation of 'Undistracted Non-Meditation' and how it can make a difference in your life.
8/24/20164 minutes, 19 seconds
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The Problem with Positivity and Mindfulness

Continuing the idea of the Facebook Feed of the Mind, in this episode Michael talks about the problem with Positivity and Mindfulness.
8/23/20166 minutes, 33 seconds
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The Facebook Feed of the Mind

This week Michael explores how to become more intelligent by understanding how the mind actually works.
8/22/20164 minutes, 58 seconds
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Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee

In this episode Michael explore what potatoes, eggs and coffee have to do with dealing with adversity.
7/25/20164 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Long Does It Take to Succeed

In the last episode this week on the topic of success, Michael share what he has seen on just how long does it take to succeed!
7/22/20167 minutes, 12 seconds
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Snakes Ladders and Success

What can we learn about success from the board game, snakes and ladders?  Join Michael for this episode and find out!
7/21/20163 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Law of Compensation

In this episode Michael talks about the law of compensation and how it relates to our success in life.
7/20/20166 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tilting the Odds in Your Favor

In this episode Michael shares some of the things that he has come to see that tilts the odds in your favor.
7/19/20167 minutes, 12 seconds
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Are We in Control of Our Success?

In this episode Michael explores control, in particular how much control we have in creating what we want in life and how much we actually need. 
7/18/20168 minutes, 17 seconds
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Brainstorming Beyond the Brain

In the last episode of this week exploring your amazing mind, Michael looks at brainstorming beyond the brain.
7/15/20164 minutes, 22 seconds
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Your Built In GPS

In this episode Michael talks about our built in GPS and how you can use it to navigate life.
7/14/20165 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Mind and the Brain

In this episode Michael explores the Mind and the Brain.
7/13/20166 minutes, 13 seconds
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Using Your Mind Like a Laser

Michael continues the conversation about your amazing mind to discuss how you can use your mind like a laser. 
7/12/20165 minutes, 53 seconds
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Your Amazing Mind

In this week's podcasts, Michael explores 'Your Amazing Mind'.
7/11/20167 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Soul

In the final part of the series on 'what is caffeine for the soul' Michael talks about the soul.
7/8/20164 minutes, 32 seconds
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Waking Up

In this episode Michael talks about 'waking up' as it is talked about in spiritual traditions.
7/7/20164 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Sacred and the Profane

In this episode Michael explores the relationship between the sacred and the profane.
7/6/20168 minutes, 56 seconds
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When Humanity and Divinity Collide

In this episode Michael explores his thoughts on the 'Soul' as the place where our Humanity and Divinity collide.
7/5/20168 minutes, 48 seconds
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What is Caffeine for the Soul?

Join Michael Neill, internationally renowned transformative coach and the best-selling author, for this first edition of 'Caffeine for Soul'.
7/1/20163 minutes, 47 seconds