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The SuperHuman Academy Podcast

English, Education, 1 season, 304 episodes, 2 days, 18 hours, 16 minutes
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Voted Best Podcast Episode of 2016 by ProductHunt, The SuperHuman Academy Podcast (previously The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast), hosted by lifehacker & accelerated learning expert Jonathan Levi interviews extraordinary people such as Dave Asprey, JJ Virgin, Robb Wolf, Hal Elrod, Joe Polish, Wim Hof, and many more to bring you the skills, tips, and tricks to overcome the impossible. From physical fitness to learning and memory, we seek to understand optimal performance and superhuman abilities through engaging conversations and interviews with some of the world's most interesting people.
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Ep. 300: Finale Episode & Thank You

Greetings, Superfriends, and welcome to the 300th episode of the SuperHuman Academy Podcast - where, as you’ve probably already heard me mention in previous episodes, after nearly 6 years and 4.5 million downloads - it is my duty to inform you that this episode will be our last - at least for now. In this final chapter, I want to take a few moments to answer some of your questions, share with you how I’ve come to this decision, and let you all know what you can expect from me in the future. The first question that’s probably on everybody’s mind, I imagine, is this: Why would you stop a successful podcast? If you’ve been paying attention, you know that podcasting is at its all-time peak right now, with just about everybody in every market you can imagine getting into the medium. And it’s only expected to grow, with people consuming more and more podcasts every single year. Of course, a lot of these new shows are destined to be part of “the long tail” - never crossing more than a thousand downloads per episode. But SuperHuman Academy, since its inception, has been a reasonably successful show - earning thousands of downloads per episode consistently throughout its 6-year run. Add to this the fact that some of our best and most interesting guests and episodes have come out in just the last year - with quite a few “superstar” guests and life-changing episodes happening in 2020. Why, then, have I decided to bring all of this to a close?! In truth, there are a lot of reasons. First, there’s the “family” component. My wife and I just had our baby boy, and I’ve made the decision to clear off most of my calendar for a while to focus exclusively on this exciting and rewarding new adventure. The fact that I have the freedom to do this is a major blessing that I realize not many people enjoy - and I intend to take full advantage of it. But, as you can imagine, there is much more to the story than that. You see, when I first started this business - with nothing more than a simple Udemy course recorded with a webcam, it was intended to be a fun “side project” - a way to give back and earn a living while I searched for “the next big thing.” I could have never anticipated that I would be where I am today, employing a full team, with over 300,000 students worldwide, bestselling books, a successful podcast, certified coaches all over the world, etc. What was intended to be a fun, lifestyle-oriented “side business” in many ways became a runaway success - and my main focus for the better part of 7 years. All of that is well and good - I have no regrets whatsoever, and of course I consider myself extremely blessed for everything this journey has done for me and for those I’ve touched along the way. But, in all truth, somewhere between then and now, I lost sight of what was important to me. I spent a few solid years mingling with and learning from the smartest minds in the business. And yes, there were amazing times where everything “clicked” and we were on top of the world. But since then, there have also been years of struggling - often uphill - towards endless growth and expansion, without considering whether or not it would bring me happiness (spoiler alert: it didn’t). Ultimately, for the second time in my life, I found myself in a prison of my own making: working more hours than I wanted to, to build something that wasn’t even my dream. As a result of this, I learned a number of very valuable life lessons: first, there’s no happiness in living other people’s dreams. And second, there’s nothing more important than happiness - nothing. That’s why, when COVID-19 struck, and a few key team members took it as an opportunity to resign and start their own businesses, rather than fighting tooth and nail to rebuild, I instead chose to view this as a huge moment of awakening - and a huge opportunity. It’s funny, you know? Day in and day out in my courses, podcast, and in interviews, I talk about designing the life that best suits you, about living “a la carte” instead of “prix fixe,” and about how you can create your own unique lifestyle where you work as much or as little as you want to. And sure, in many ways, my life today reflects those values and ideas. But sometimes our own advice is the easiest to forget - or, as they say in Hebrew, sometimes, the shoemaker goes barefoot. When the spell of “constant growth” wore off, I was forced to look at the plain facts: while I love this business, I love all of you, and I’m forever grateful for this entire experience… continuing to grow this business bigger and better isn’t what makes me happy anymore. It doesn’t challenge me or excite me like it used to. It’s not what I feel compelled to do. And no amount of impact, press recognition, or money is going to change that. Similarly, another reason for stopping is that I sense that I’ve done all I can with the podcast. Sure, I can continue finding great guests to interview every week, but the reality is that most of the guests I’ve wanted to interview have already been on the show at least once, and those who haven’t, I’ve come to realize probably never will be. While the show has grown to a respectable size, it will likely never grow any bigger or reach the next level. And so, after 6 years without missing a single episode, the hard truth is that I’m bored. Sure, there are occasional interviews that blow my mind and make me want to keep going, but if I’m honest with myself, my sincere enthusiasm for recording the show week after week waned a long, long time ago. What’s more, I’ve found that my overall enthusiasm for the personal development space has really waned along with it. You see, though I’m still a lifelong devotee of all that personal development has to offer, after 7 years of working in the space day in and day out, I need to take a step back and cleanse my palate for a while. I’m sure I still have plenty to learn - and that I haven’t heard it all just yet… but sometimes, it certainly feels that way. Not to mention that the marketing, the content creation, the collaborations, the webinars, and broadcasts… it’s all a lot more work than it seems, and quite frankly, I think I probably just need a break. People talk a lot about a “7-year itch,” and there’s really something to that. This same thing happened to me in my last business, a luxury car parts internet retailer that I grew to seven figures - and then sold after 7 years. Whereas I used to be obsessed with cars and learning everything there was to learn about them, towards the end, I was so burnt out that I wanted nothing to do with them. Only now, 9 years later, have I rediscovered that passion and enthusiasm I once had as a kid. So now, you must be wondering: What’s Next? I mean, from the sound of it, you might be worried that I’m going to pack up and leave, shut down or sell my website, and disappear into the sunset - much like I did when I left the aftermarket automotive industry. Not to worry. I’m not going anywhere - at least not right now. After all, a huge part of why I do all this is a feeling of responsibility. So many of the techniques, ideas, and strategies that I talk about in my courses and on this podcast fundamentally changed my life - and for that reason, I feel like it’s my moral obligation to continue sharing them with the world - even if my day-to-day involvement has been reduced to a minimum. This is why I spent the better part of the last year training over a dozen SuperLearner Certified Coaches, who will continue working hard to ensure that the worldwide impact of the SuperLearner methodology continues to grow. It’s also why my team and I have been really active in sharing content on social media - so make sure to subscribe to us on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, if you haven’t already. So while my company will be running mostly independently of me, with a smaller staff and significantly reduced marketing, all of our existing courses, programs, and content are not going anywhere. In fact, I might even come back from paternity leave and continue producing new courses or content, from time to time - especially on social media. I even have an idea (and a domain name) for a new podcast, which I’m calling “The Lifestyle Entrepreneur.” It’s all about how to build your business around the lifestyle you want, as opposed to the other way around. In fact, if that sounds good to you, you can show your support for this new project by subscribing to the mailing list at LifeStyleEntrepreneur.com  In addition to all of that, the serial entrepreneur in me couldn’t stand still for too long. Paternity leave or no paternity leave, it took me all of about 15 minutes after deciding to scale down my time commitment to SuperHuman Academy before co-founding a new business that I’ve been working on a lot lately. It’s called Coffee (you can check it out ChooseCoffee.io), and it’s a high-ticket sales team as a service. Basically, we work with businesses that have high ticket offers - whether that’s coaching programs, mastermind memberships, B2B software, and more - but who don’t want to deal with hiring and training a sales team. While it might seem completely out of left field based on my skill set, I’m excited about this business because it gives me the opportunity and challenge of working on novel technological implementations for our clients, connecting their systems to ours, without being involved in the “business” side of things too much. Leveraging technology to automate work has long been one of my favorite things - and one of my favorite parts of building out SuperHuman Academy, so I just couldn’t resist the opportunity to take on a role where that’s my sole focus. Finally, there are still some question marks as far as what’s next. As time has progressed, I’ve felt increasingly compelled to get involved in some way, shape, or form with environmental impact. I’m not sure whether I want to do so as a volunteer, a cofounder, or even as an employee… but I know that I’m passionate about solar energy, carbon capture, alternative protein, electrification, and more. So, if any of you out there have ideas as to how I can leverage my skills to make an impact in that industry, I’d love to hear from you. Now, that was a lot to take in - and probably pretty confusing. On the one hand, I’m scaling down my involvement in this business, but on the other, I might start another podcast, on top of at least one other side business I’m starting? “Dude... make up your mind,” amiright? If I were you, I’d probably want a clear, definitive answer: Is this really the end for the SuperHuman Academy Podcast? The best answer I can give you is “Maybe.” Allow me to explain: For now, I will definitely be taking at least a few months hiatus from the “superhuman” content and podcast interviews. And one way or another, I really want to get off of the superhuman hamster-wheel, where I’m constantly under the gun to create new podcast interviews and content on a weekly schedule. With that said, I can’t promise I won’t miss it - just a little. And quite frankly, if the opportunity to interview one of my “bucket list” guests were to crop up - hint hint, Tim Ferriss - of course, I wouldn’t turn it down. So, yes, there may be a future version of the show where I release episodes more like once a month or once in a while. It’s all going to depend on what I end up doing next, how much time that takes, and what I feel excited about doing. I think I owe that to myself. All this is to say that I would love it if you all stay subscribed both to our free content mailing list at SuperHumanAcademy.com and to the podcast itself in your podcast player. Who knows… I might just surprise you. And now, before I let you go, one last thing: Thank You. Genuinely. Have you ever taken a moment to look at something that is “normal” in your life - something that you take for granted - with fresh eyes, and realized that it’s absolutely mind-boggling? It could be looking at your kids and realizing that you made them… or looking at a 300,000-pound airplane and realizing that it glides through the air… Well, that’s exactly how I feel when I think about this podcast, and about SuperHuman Academy as a whole. The fact that all of you - hundreds of thousands of people in all 205 countries and territories worldwide - have tuned in for literally millions upon millions of hours of my content is absolutely humbling and awe-inspiring. And the incredible reviews, personal transformation stories, and testimonials many of you have shared are also deeply, deeply moving. When I think about my own origin story - from being a bullied, depressed, and underachieving 13-year old with low self-esteem… to where I am today… in a position to empower and provide value to so many people all over the world, I’m truly speechless. It has been, without a doubt, the greatest honor of my life thus far. And so, I want to thank you - each and every one of you. Not just for tuning in and listening… and no, not just for supporting my business financially throughout the years, either - though I appreciate both of those things tremendously. What I really want to thank you for is the deep impact you’ve had on my life. For the meaning and the purpose you’ve given to my own, at times very painful, journey. I don’t often think about what I would say to 13-year-old Jonathan, if I could go back in time. But most likely, thanks to all of you, I think I know what it would be: “Stick it out. In the end, you can’t even imagine how many people you’re going to help because of this.” On that note, the teacher in me can’t resist sharing just one last, final “nugget.” At the end of nearly every episode of the show for the last few years, I’ve asked each guest the same closing question: “If our audience were to take away one big message from this episode and carry it with them for the rest of their lives, what would you hope for that message to be?” For me, from day one, through thousands of hours of content and endless interviews and videos, my message has been the same. It’s been my personal mission to be a living example of how you can create your own, unconventional, custom-tailored life to suit your own needs, dreams, and desires. There’s a sense of poetic fulfillment, then, that this final episode - this closing message - is me doing just that. Walking the walk, taking my own advice, and making the uncommon decision that leads to more happiness, satisfaction, and growth. My only hope is that each of you have learned to do the same. Wishing you all the best - from the bottom of my heart. -Jonathan Levi  
10/20/202016 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 299: How To Find Love That Lasts W/ Katherine Woodward Thomas

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to a very special episode of the show, episode 299 out of the 300 - where I've certainly saved some of the best for last. Some of you may have heard through my personal journey and story where, a few years ago, I read a book that solved probably my biggest personal problem, and certainly my biggest problem in the area of personal development and growth. Really, it reinforced for me the idea that you can learn your way out of any problem, and that you can learn to be the kind of person that no longer has that problem. I'm talking, of course, about love and romance, and finding the person that I'm destined to spend my life with. Many of you will know that it took my 9 long and painful years between relationships to find the woman who is now my wife, and, probably by the time you hear this, the mother of my child. And that was an incredible transformational journey, which really solidified what is possible in personal development. What is possible when you apply the things that we talk about in the last almost 300 episodes. Fundamentally, you change, your life changes, your outcomes change, and your whole world changes. So, today I'm really excited that I finally had the opportunity to interview Katherine Woodward Thomas. She is a Master's in family therapy, a New York Times bestselling author of Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After, and more pertinently to today's episode and my life, Calling in “The One:” 7 Weeks to Attract the Love of Your Life. Now, if you are already in a relationship, or you think that this woo-woo, I wanna stop you right there, because in this episode we go so much deeper than just that. What this episode really comes down to is dealing with trauma, which we all have, it's improving and growing through our own psychological hangups, which we all have, and it's learning how to have more love, happiness, and joy in our lives, which we all want. I really enjoyed this episode. I'm not going to read through the amazing summary of Katherine's credentials, media appearances, etc., because ultimately what's important is the impact that she's had and the people that she has worked with and the lives that she has touched. So, I encourage that you listen for what you can apply from this episode, and if you're looking for that one final SuperHuman achievement, which is finding love, then this is the absolute best episode for us to end on. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
10/13/202057 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 298: Maintaining Mental Health In The Darkest Times W/ Kati Morton

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today I had a wonderful guest. I knew I would enjoy this episode, which is why I gave it one of these coveted final spots, and yet I enjoyed it even more than I thought I would. The guest is Kati Morton, she is a clinical psychologist, and a family and marriage therapist, and she runs a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. But, you probably will know her for her internet activities, where for the past 8 years she's leveraged social media to spread mental health information worldwide through video. She's worked with folks on eating disorders, self-harming behaviors, and many more things - in fact, at the time of this recording, she has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube with over 75 million views. Kati has appeared on all kinds of traditional media as well, and she has published a number of books - her first book, Are U Ok? A Guide to Caring for Your Mental Health, was released in December of 2018. Now, why did I enjoy this episode so much? Well, first as you can tell, Kati talks about how it's so important to have a connection with someone if you are going to work with them on your mental health. She and I immediately had an awesome connection and shared understanding about just how hard times have been for a lot of people, whether it's economically, socially, or the anxiety we've all been facing. Thus, I felt that this is just the right episode for where I've been, which is in a lot of pain about the environmental situation, the social situation, the political situation, and just feeling the weight of the world and the suffering that people are enduring around the world. This was a phenomenal episode also because Kati gave some very practical and ingenious techniques for immediately alleviating some of that pain, and I thought that this was the best time to share this with all of you. So pay special attention when she talks about the "shake", as well as when she talks about "thought bridges", because I thought that these ideas were massive, and they are just the tip of the iceberg in this episode. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi  
10/6/202046 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 297: A New Plan For Sustainable Health W/ Robb Wolf

Greetings, SuperFriends! In this week's episode, I'm joined by a repeat guest and longtime friend of mine, Robb Wolf. Robb has been on the show many times before, seeing as he's written many New York Times bestselling books - in fact, two, in the past so far. He is also a former research biochemist, that is better known for The Paleo Solution and Wired to Eat. Robb is my go-to thought leader on all things nutrition. He's the person who convinced me to go paleo, he's the person who convinced me to modify that diet with more data about my own blood sugar and insulin response levels, and now he is pioneering a healthy rebellion - a social movement with a goal of liberating a million people from the sick care system. As if all that wasn't enough to take on, he has also written a new book called The Sacred Cow, a contrarian look at a potential way for solving our food crisis, specifically the animal protein crisis that we're facing, and dealing with climate change. Now, I'm going to warn you, a lot of Rob's opinions are contrarian, and he even goes out and says that you have to be careful not to get canceled for sharing some of the opinions that he shares. But, I always like to bring in both sides of the opinion, and honestly, I wanted to talk to someone who is spreading a message of hope, right now, especially when it comes to the environment. So, Robb and I talk about a lot of different elements of this whole piece. We talked about what the best way is for humans to get our animal protein, assuming that an animal protein diet is what people want and not everyone is going to go off of it - and not everyone should go off of it. We talked about the sustainability and environmental impact of factory farming versus grazing animals. We then talked about alternative energy solutions, which I didn't know he geeked out on as much as I do, but it turns out he geeks out on much more than I do. As part of that conversation, we also talked about some of the challenges with alternative energy. And we talked about much more, that you'll have to listen to the podcast episode to know all about it. I'm sure you will enjoy it as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
9/29/202059 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 296: Wade Lightheart On Discipline, Biohacking, And Health In Today's World

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Wade Lightheart. Wade is a 3-Time Canadian national All Natural Bodybuilding Champion who competed as a vegetarian, a former Mr. Universe Competitor, the host of The Awesome Health podcast, and one of the world’s premier authorities on Natural Nutrition and Training Methods. He has worked in the field for 25 years, sold books in over 80 countries, served as an advisor to the American Anti-Cancer Institute, and is the Co-Founder and President at BiOptimizers, a digestive and health optimization company. This was a really fun episode. Wade and I connected on a lot of different subjects that we both feel passionately about. We talked about technology, and how our dissonance with our evolutionary blueprint is causing so many of our health problems. We also talked about loss in his life, the discipline and how he cultivated it to compete at such a high level, and we talked about digestion and the lymphatic system. In fact, I learned a couple of really powerful biohacks in this episode that I never understood how they worked or why they worked, and I'm going to be going out and making a purchase after this episode of something that I think is going to provide massive health for my family and me. In addition to that, Wade was very generous at the end of the episode. He gives away not just a complete online course, but an awesome discount on some products, if you want to check out BiOptimizers' products. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
9/22/202052 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 295: Mark Victor Hansen On Writing, Entrepreneurship, And The Power Of Questions

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to a very special episode of the show! Today we are joined by Mark Victor Hansen. Mark has sold over 500 million books. He's best known as the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, but he actually has written over 309 books, and is known for his endearing and charismatic style. You've probably also heard of some of his other books including The One Minute Millionaire. Mark is known for having spoken to over 6000 audiences worldwide on a wide variety of topics, and he actually studied directly under Buckminster Fuller, one of Einstein's greatest students. He has a lifetime of entrepreneurial success, alternative energy pursuits, and more. I do encourage you to check out his list of 309 books, as well as his appearances on Oprah, CNN, The Today Show, Time Magazine, USA Today, the New York Times, and much, much more. In other words, Mark is probably one of the most SuperHuman authors on the planet, and in this episode, I wanted to learn not only how that is possible, and how he has achieved so much, but also what are the mindsets, the tools, the tactics, and techniques that have allowed him to do so much. In addition to that, I wanted to learn what his message was for all of you, during these admittedly challenging times. The conversation was absolutely fascinating, and it veers more on the side of entrepreneurship that we usually go. But I think that's what people need to hear right now, in these challenging economic times, so I know you're going to enjoy this episode as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
9/15/202054 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 294: Resilience, Positivity, and Beating Guilt W/ Valorie Burton

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by national bestselling author, international speaker, and life strategist Valorie Burton. Valorie is the founder and CEO of the Coaching and Positive Psychology (CaPP) Institute and her life-changing message has an intriguing, research-based emphasis in the pioneering field of applied positive psychology – the study of what happens when things go right with us. Valorie teaches that resilience is a skill that can be learned – and anyone who wants to have fulfillment, high impact and success must learn it. Now, in this episode, we go wide. We talk about having emotional resilience during these very troubling times of political, social, and economic unrest. We also talk about how to maintain positivity, and how to take care of yourself during these times. And, of course, we talk about the topic of her new book, which is guilt, and how to let go of the subtle and small guilt, that is not only holding you back but, as I learned in this episode, is behind so many of the bad decisions that we make in our lives. Just by listening to Valorie speak, I was able to identify some of the really bad decisions that have led to a lot of unhappiness in my life, which, in fact, were not bad judgment, but guilt driving my actions. I think this is a massive episode! I will inform you that I did lose my composure at one point during the episode... We went very deep and talked about some of the painful things that are going on in the world today, and both of us got really moved. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
9/8/202047 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 293: Cal Newport On How To Live A Focused Life

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by none other than Cal Newport. Cal is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, but most people don't even realize that, because, in addition to that, he is one of the greatest best-selling authors in the personal development and productivity space of our time. Cal's work has been published in over 25 languages and has been featured in many major publications, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New Yorker, Washington Post, and Economist. You probably know him as the author of Digital Minimalism, Deep Work, and So Good They Can't Ignore You. In other words, he is one of the most critically acclaimed guests of all time, and in this episode, you will, without a doubt, understand why. Cal is a very unique thinker, and he has thought very deeply about productivity, work, and getting things done. His ideas have shaped what has become the common standard for getting more focused work done in your day, and also putting controls in how technology impacts your life outside of work. Now, in this episode, I had the privilege of getting to go deep into Cal's work, because he is currently releasing a new online course with Scott Young, which talks about many of the subjects that he wrote years and years ago about. That means that I was able to go back in time and ask him questions, without shame or embarrassment, about things that he published a decade ago. So, we talked about digital minimalism, about deep work, accelerated learning, the importance and neuroscience of focus, and the mistakes so many people make that prevent them from actually developing the skill of paying attention. We also go into digital habits, and in why it's your phone that is in control of you, and not the opposite. I honestly think it's one of the better episodes we've ever done, and I'm sure you will enjoy it! -Jonathan Levi
9/1/20201 hour, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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Ep. 292: Control Your Blood Sugar, Control Your Life W/ Josh Clemente of LEVELS

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Josh Clemente. Josh, the founder of Levels, is a mechanical engineer and CrossFit-L2 trainer. At SpaceX, he led a team to develop life support systems that sustained astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on their May 2020 trip to the International Space Station aboard Dragon Endeavor: the first new crew-carrying spacecraft since 1980. Josh has also spent time designing and building Hyperloop technology and leading engineering for a company providing vehicle-based rescue systems for emergency response teams. But, we barely talked about any of that stuff today, because, as I already mentioned, Josh is the founder of a really fascinating company that I've been following for a while, called Levels. Their idea is that wearables are nice, but they rarely give you real, powerful data about what's going in your body. Well, Levels is trying to change that, by coming out with the first consumer-available continuous glucose monitor. Now, you've probably heard the hardcore biohackers in the world, like Dave Asprey and Tim Ferriss, wearing these glucose monitors that they need all kinds of connections to get, and all the wonderful things you can learn by wearing a glucose monitor. So, I wanted to learn what the big deal is with these, and why it's such an important technology to put in the hands of consumers. I ended up learning a lot about what turns out to be one of the most important molecules in the body - glucose - which powers almost everything that you do. And that's why we need to make sure that we have just the right Goldilocks level layers in our body at all times - more about this in the episode. I think you are really going to enjoy this episode, as I did! -Jonathan Levi
8/25/202053 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 291: The Basics of Total Personal Transformation W/ Stephan Spencer

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Stephan Spencer. Stephan is a bestselling author of 3 books, serial entrepreneur, Internet luminary, life hacker, podcaster, and contributor to Harvard Business Review and AdWeek. His books are The Art of SEO, Social eCommerce, and Google Power Search. Stephan has optimized the websites of some of the biggest brands in the world, including Chanel, Volvo, Sony, and Zappos. But that's actually not what we cover in today's episode! You see, Stephan is also one of the most incredible personal transformation stories that I've ever heard - and I have heard a lot. He went from being in a different, and somewhat dark, place in his life to completely transforming everything about himself, and in a pretty short time too. In the episode, I ask him more about that transition and transformation than I've ever had the opportunity before in polite conversation with him. We talk about the event that started it all, about personal growth as a field, and some of the incredible and transformational experiences he has had traveling the world with folks like Tony Robbins, and working with some of the top thought leaders on the planet. Of course, we also share many useful tips that you can use to spark your own transformation and move past skepticism and into awareness and openness. I think it was a really fun, engaging and entertaining conversation, that I'm sure you will enjoy as well! -Jonathan Levi
8/18/202050 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 290: Dr. Enric Sala On The Health Of Our Oceans And The Ecosystem

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today I was joined by Dr. Enric Sala. Dr. Sala is a National Geographic explorer in residence, dedicated to restoring the health and productivity of the ocean. He's authored over 120 scientific publications, which are widely recognized and used for real-world conservation efforts, such as the creation of marine reserves. Dr. Sala has also founded and leads National Geographic's Pristine Seas, a project that combines exploration research and media to inspire country leaders to protect the last wild places in the ocean. To date, they've created 13 of the largest marine reserves on the planet, covering an area of 4.5 million square kilometers. Dr. Sala has also received a ton of awards, including the Young Global Leaders award by the World Economic Forum, the 2013 Research Award from the Spanish Geographical Society, and many, many more. Now you might be wondering, what does an environmentalist and conservationist have to do with being SuperHuman? Well, if you've listened to the last 289 episodes you know that so much of optimizing our health is dependent on the health of our planet. It's dependent on things like being able to get healthy and high-quality foods, and on being able to enjoy the sunshine, nature, and fresh air. And, lately, I have been more and more concerned about the state of our planet, and about the condition we are leaving it in for the next generation. And yet, like so many of you, I've felt powerless, and I've not known how I, not an engineer, not a politician, not a leader of a Fortune 500 company, how can I make a difference and ensure that we all have a place to live, that is habitable for us 50 years from now. So in this quest, I had the opportunity to interview, Dr. Sala who turns out is a big fan of the show, and asked him, why is this important and how can we actually make a difference. I think you're going to be very empowered by this episode - I certainly was! There are some real actions that you can take, and in this episode, you're going to learn not only why the health of our oceans is so important to our health, but also how you can take action and how you can make a difference. -Jonathan Levi
8/11/202048 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 289: Jeffrey Madoff On Perseverance And The Secrets Of Creativity

Greetings, SuperFriends! First, let me tell you that I am very protective of my time, so it is very very rare that I stay on talking to a guest for hours, and just chat, learn, and grow. But that's exactly what I did with today's guest, who is probably one of the more interesting human beings you will meet. You see, I asked a mutual friend of ours, Joe Polish, "who should I have on the show?" - because we as you know are in the last 15 episodes of the show. So, I asked Joe about some of the most interesting people that he knows, who I should have on these last 15 episodes, and he immediately told me that Jeff Madoff, today's guest, was available. Now, let me tell you a bit about Jeff. He's considered a storyteller and incisive interviewer, and he's used those talents to help position major brands such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria's Secret, Radio City Music Hall, and the Harvard School for Public Health - but, he actually began his career as a fashion designer. He was chosen as one of the top 10 designers in the US, and then he switched careers - we talked about that a lot. After switching to film and video production, he has since expanded his reach to include teaching, book and play-writing, and theatrical producing. Jeff is also an adjunct professor at Parsons School for Design, where he teaches a course called“Creativity: Making a Living with Your Ideas”, and his book is titled almost the same. In addition to all these, Jeff has been featured as a speaker at the Wharton School, NYU Steinhardt, North Carolina State, SXSW Brazil, Google Next, and many others. He's also written a play that'll be coming out in May of 2021. Now, about this conversation. I promised Jeff that we would go wide and range all over the place, and we certainly did. We talk about creativity, about leadership, about entrepreneurship, about growth and a growth mindset, and we talk about massive career changes, as well as life satisfaction. Honestly, this was one of the more rewarding podcasts. It was so good that, for a moment, I wished that we weren't coming to a close at 300 episodes but alas, we must all move on and all good things must come to an end. I'm sure that you will enjoy this episode as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
8/4/20201 hour
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Ep. 288: Dr. Kelly Starrett On How to Train & Maintain Your Body For Peak Performance At Age 97

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today, ladies and gentlemen, I got the chance to interview a personal hero of mine - someone who I discovered probably half a decade ago, and whose work has dramatically impacted my life, my body, and the way that I feel. I'm talking, of course, about Dr. Kelly Starrett. Dr. Kelly Starrett is a doctor of physical therapy. He is a New York Times bestselling author of Becoming a Supple Leopard, as well as various other books, such as Ready To Run. He's also widely known as one of the founding fathers of CrossFit - though I understand he's no longer affiliated with it - and he is known as one of the top movement, mobility, kinesiology, physical therapy, and personal training experts on the planet. In fact, he trains police forces and special forces, and he talks all over the country and the world about these topics. And for good reason. Because, as you're going to see in this episode, Kel, as he told me to call him, knows more about the human body than probably anyone you will ever meet. He knows how to train it. He knows how to fix it. He knows how to teach you how to fix, maintain, and train it, and in this episode, we go wide - trust me, he did not disappoint. Personally, I've read a lot of his work and I've heard most of his interviews. And yet, even I learned something about how we can not only reevaluate the way that we treat our bodies, the way that we maintain our bodies, but what we can expect out of our bodies, and how we can face even old age, with strength, without pain, and with range of motion. I think this episode is really going to change the way that you look at your body and look at aging. And I hope that it is going to change the way that you act in your body, the way that you use your body. Dr. Starrett gives you a simple piece of homework here, that takes 10 minutes a day, and I promise you, if you do it, your life will change. I really enjoyed this episode, as you can tell, and I know you are going to as well - so please enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
7/28/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 287: The Importance And The Science Of Brain Health W/ Dr. Bill Sears

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today I was joined by Dr. Bill Sears, father of eight, author of 47 books, former associate professor at the University of Toronto, University of South Carolina, and the University of Southern California School of Medicine, as well as many more universities. Dr. Sears has appeared on over 100 national TV shows, his contributions to family and health were featured on the cover of Time Magazine, and he currently lectures on mental wellness. I think that's the first time I've ever had a guest who has been featured on the cover of Time Magazine! I also think that one of the more impressive things about his bio is that he has been a pediatrician for 50 years - yes, he is 80 years old, and still full of energy and vitality as you will see on the show, which, alone, gives him so much credibility in today's topic. That is the topic of brain health, something that we all should be concerned about. As I learned, as I was shocked to learn in this episode, brain health has now outpaced heart disease as one of the leading killers, if not the leading killer, in America. I was shocked to discover that, and, in this episode, we talked about the five pillars of brain health, as discussed in Dr. Sears, latest book The Healthy Brain, published in April of 2020. I learned a lot in this episode, and it was a great review for a lot of things that I talk about in our SuperLearner Masterclass: the importance of sleep, the importance of the right nutrition (not all that is billed as healthy nutrition is the right nutrition), and the importance of exercise. But, I also learned additional new things that really blew my mind and I think are going to blow your mind as well. This episode has something for everyone, whether you're concerned about your parents and their brain health as they get into older age, whether you're concerned about yourself, and doing things now that are going to allow you to live a long and full life with a healthy brain, or if like me, you are expecting a child and want to do everything you can from pregnancy onward to ensure that that child has a healthy and happy brain. I really enjoyed this episode, and I know you will too! -Jonathan Levi
7/21/202040 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 286: The Connection Between Gut Health And Our Immunity System W/ Dr. Vincent Pedre

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Vincent Pedre. Dr. Pedre is a functional medicine-certified doctor, and the author of the best-selling book Happy Gut. Now, I wanted to have Dr. Pedre on the show, not because we haven't talked about gut health in the past, but because I wanted to understand the link between gut health and immunity - a very important topic during the Covid-19 pandemic. I wanted to understand what is the connection between the microbiome, something that we've talked about with regards to mood, obesity, and overall health, and our overall immunity - which, as it turns out, is very related. I learned a lot in this episode, and I'm sure you will as well! Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
7/14/202048 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 285: Dr. Ann Shippy On Epigenetics, The Paleo Diet, And Mold

Greetings, SuperFriends! In this week's episode, we are once again joined by Dr. Ann Shippy, a former IBM engineer turned traditional medicine doctor, turned functional medicine doctor, turned author, and TEDx speaker. She attended the University of Texas Medical School, after leaving a career at IBM engineering for 10 years. Today she runs a thriving medical practice in Austin, Texas, and is board certified in internal medicine and functional medicine. Now, I wanted to have Dr. Shippy back on the show because, last time, we talked more about fasting and preventing disease, but I wanted to get a better sense of, first off, what epigenetics is, and what it practically means for us. And then I wanted to go a little deeper into mold, because Dr. Shippy has actually written an entire book on mold, as well as go a little deeper on diet, too. So, we expand on everything we talked about last time in the episode, and we also refresh and relearn. I really enjoyed this episode and I learned quite a bit, and that's a pretty good indication that you are going to enjoy this conversation as well! -Jonathan Levi
7/7/202043 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 284: How To Really Simplify And Perform At The Highest Level W/ Dr. Juli La Rocca

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to this week's episode, where we actually have a very special one for you! You've probably heard me talk about today's guest before, Dr. Juli La Rocca, as a star SuperLearner student, and then someone who also took my Branding You program, and has gone on to just become so successful and influential, do incredible things, and help people all over the place. Her story starts as a traditional Western medicine doctor who went from a lot of struggles, trials, tribulations, depression, suicidal thoughts, and much more as you'll discover, to learning, growing, changing, evolving, and becoming a coach to very successful people. She's an incredible woman, she's actually one of my coaches right now, and she has helped me through so many incredible breakthroughs in the last year that we've been working together. So, I thought I would bring her to all of you, because not only does she have an incredible story, and an incredible amount of wisdom to share, but she is the epitome of a SuperLearner, going from not knowing anything about the thought leader business - her words, not mine - to where she is now. Now, the student truly has become the teacher, and she is a valued coach of mine and teaches me so much about how to live my life and how to take good care of myself. So, again, I thought why hog all her wisdom for myself. I wanted to bring her to all of you, and we had an incredible conversation as we always do about life, about what's important, about different tools that you can use to perform at your highest level, and about simplifying, which I think is a really important thing that we all need to be thinking about right now. I heard an incredible quote the other day from a former Disney executive who said "in the rush to go back to normal, take time to consider which parts of normal are worth going back to". I think that is so profound. I think this podcast episode will help you think, and start that conversation with yourself. So it is with great pleasure that I introduce you all to Dr. Juli La Rocca. -Jonathan Levi
6/30/202042 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 283: Dr. Benjamin Hardy On Why Our Personality Really Isn't Permanent

Greetings, SuperFriends! I am really excited about today's episode, where we are joined by Dr. Benjamin Hardy, who has become one of my closer friends and professional contacts. If you listen to the show, or anything that I do, you've heard me quote Dr. Hardy significantly over the past few years, since his work has become a massive influence on my life and the lives of those I care about. In this episode, we are going to talk about his new book: Personality Isn't Permanent. Throughout the episode, we talk about how much of that we think about personality is actually wrong. We learn how personality is actually formed, and how you can take an active role in designing the personality that you wish to have. Pretty exciting stuff, and I really enjoyed the episode - I'm sure you will as well. I would also consider it a personal favor if you went and bought a copy of Personality Isn't Permanent! Enjoy the episode! -Jonathan Levi
6/23/202052 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 282: The Best Way To Be More? Have Less W/ Courtney Carver

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Courtney Carver. Courtney is an expert in how you can be more with less. I know what you're thinking - "is this an episode on minimalism?" - but it is actually an episode on so, so much more. I really enjoyed this episode because we went wide on how you can simplify various different aspects of your life, why you might want to, and how to get started. This was really relevant for me in what I'm currently going through, trying to simplify my life, simplify my business, and just optimize for a new variable, which is happiness and health, as opposed to growing and achieving more. So I think you're really going to enjoy it. I certainly did. And if you do, let us know, send us a little tweet or hit us up on the Instagram machine. -Jonathan Levi
6/16/202042 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 281: How To Make Literally Anything Happen W/ Steve Sims

Greetings, SuperFriends! Do you know anyone that’s worked with Sir Elton John or Elon Musk, sent people down to see the wreck of the Titanic on the sea bed, or closed entire museums in Florence for a private dinner party and then had Andre Bocelli serenade them while they eat their pasta – well, you do now! Quoted as “The Real Life Wizard of Oz" by Forbes and Entrepreneur Magazine, Steve Sims is a best-selling author with "BLUEFISHING - the art of making things happen”, he is a sought-after consultant, and a speaker at a variety of networks, groups and associations as well as the Pentagon and Harvard – twice! He also is a friend of mine from Genius Network, and I think he is one of the most interesting human beings on the planet. This episode goes really wide, really far, and we talk about how can you make anything happen. Well, what does that mean? It means that you have things that you'd like to happen in your life, things you want to achieve, experiences you want to have, and we talk about how you can actually make them happen - with the person that has made a career for decades from making impossible things happen for people. And I know you expect that this is going to be another one of these episodes, where we just tell you to "try hard" and "know the right people", but no - you will be really surprised by what Steve has to say. Even me, Steve caught me multiple times going about things the wrong way, and he corrected me - and I love when someone brings to my attention how I can improve myself! Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
6/9/202044 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 280: How Attachment Theory & Reprogramming Your Subconscious Beliefs Will Change Your Life W/ Thais Gibson

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Thais Gibson. Thais is an author, speaker, and co-creator of the Personal Development School. She is, as you will see, extremely passionate about personal development and growth, specifically around the subconscious mind. She has an MA and 13 different certifications ranging from CBT to hypnosis, and in this episode, we covered a lot of them and learned about what Thais is probably most known for, which is her work and contributing research on attachment theory. Now, this isn't something that we've talked about on the show before, but it's something that has dramatically impacted my life. I read a book on attachment theory years and years ago, and it changed the trajectory of my life because it changed the way that I was going about looking for a healthy and happy relationship - something that I hope for each and every one of you in the audience. So we talk about that. We talk about how to understand where you are, the basics of the theory, and how it impacts you and your relationships. And then we got into another cool topic that we don't cover a lot on the show, which is hypnotherapy. Is it the real deal and how does it work? Why does it work? So I did not talk a lot in this episode. Thais is very passionate, knows what she is talking about, and so I just sit back and let her share knowledge bomb after knowledge bomb. I think you're really going to enjoy this episode. -Jonathan Levi
6/2/202048 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 279: How To Improve Your Average Through Communication w/ Michael Bernoff

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by one of my personal friends from Genius Network, Michael Bernoff, founder and president of the Human Communications Institute and author of "Average Sucks", coming out this week. Through the Human Communications Institute, Michael has helped thousands of people transform their lives and raise their personal average through his signature events, audio seminars, one-on-one coaching, and more. He combines his natural talent as a communicator, his deep understanding of motivation, and a powerful ability to tap into virtually anyone's desire for success to unlock the mysteries to building charisma, influence, persuasion, and connection with others. He's also created Human Interaction Technology(HIT), an innovative teaching method. And today, in this episode, we talk about all of that, but we more specifically talk about how to raise your average and why communication is the hidden secret behind anything you want to get in life. I really enjoyed the episode. I think you'll see that I learned a lot, and I know you will as well. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
5/26/202053 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 278: Dr. Will Bulsiewicz On How To Develop And Optimize A Healthy Gut Microbiome

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today I'm really excited to be joined by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz - very hard to pronounce, but very interesting to listen to. Dr. Bulsiewicz is an MD, MSCI, board-certified, award-winning gastroenterologist. Yes, there are awards. In gastroenterology. That was one of many, many things that I learned in today's episode. Dr. Bulsiewicz is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and was chief medical resident at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and chief gastroenterology fellow at the University at North Carolina Hospital. He won the highest award given in both his residency and fellowship. As a former junk-food junkie and ribeye steak lover, Dr. Bulsiewicz personally lost 50 pounds and radically transformed his health by discovering the healing power of fiber and transitioning to a plant-based diet. He then brought these methods to his clinic and witnessed his patients have amazing results. Dr. Bulsiewicz completed 8 years of formal research training and has spent over a decade trying to help people improve their health. His latest book is called Fiber Fueled, and is coming out on May 12th, 2020. If you want to check it out and read more, you can follow him on Instagram. His handle is @theguthealthmd, if I'm not mistaken. So, why did I so enjoy this episode? Well, first off, it's always fun to talk about poop, right? But more than that, we discovered some of the misconceptions around just how much influence you have over your gut health and how much influence that has over your overall health. I learned some very, very surprising things about just how impactful improving your gut health will be in the overall picture of your SuperHuman health. And, I learned some interesting stuff around what it takes to actually have a healthy microbiome. Guess what? It does not involve buying pills, potions, or products. It involves a very specific diet that you will learn about throughout this episode. So I really enjoyed talking to Dr. Bulsiewicz and I know that you will as well. -Jonathan Levi
5/19/202054 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 277: How To Take Care Of Your Sleep And Transform Your Life W/ Hugo Mercier

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Hugo Mercier, the CEO and co-founder of Dreem, a leading digital therapeutic for sleep disorders. Hugo has led his business through the development of the company’s solution – the Dreem 2 headband -, which I recently got a chance to try out and was blown away by so much, that I wanted to have Hugo on the show to learn how they managed to build a sleep lab that you can buy and use at home to improve your sleep. Hugo is a graduate of my Alma mater, UC Berkeley, and the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris where he studied engineering and entrepreneurship. He's also been honored with all kinds of awards for being an innovator and all different kinds of awesome influential persons awards. He's even spoken at amazing events such as Slush Web, Summit, TEDx, and more. Now, I really enjoyed this episode and I think you will very quickly see why. I know we have done a lot of episodes on sleep, but I have never had a chance to talk to someone who works with literally a dozen of the world's top sleep researchers one-on-one, and who is constantly spending his entire day analyzing sleep research and figuring out how we can practically make people's sleep better. I learned things about sleep and that says a lot because I have done a lot of thinking, interviewing, and reading about sleep. So, I know you're going to enjoy this episode! -Jonathan Levi
5/12/202054 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 276: How To Truly Dominate Your Procrastination W/ Dimitris Gkiokas

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to this week's episode, where we have a very special guest! In fact, today you are going to meet one of the members of my executive team, who just so happens to be an expert and thought leader on the topic of procrastination. His name is Dimitris Gkiokas (say that three times fast) and he has an incredible story which he shares throughout this podcast episode. Dimitris is an award-winning podcaster, he runs the most successful podcast in Greece, he has his own business, and is a core member of the leadership team in my business. No one would look at someone with that much amazing stuff going on and realize that he is actually a recovering gaming addict - and I'm talking about an actual addiction, as you will see. He is a recovering chronic procrastinator and is someone who has had an incredible journey just to be able to achieve a fraction of the things that he wants to achieve in life. So in this podcast episode, we talk about the incredible journey that Dimitris has gone through to be able to achieve so much, and what you can learn from it. He shares how so many of us, many more than I think we realize, are also suffering from procrastination - maybe not as badly. But we are suffering from procrastination in our day to day lives. And he talks about how you can change your relationship to procrastination, and how you can overcome many of the negative effects. I really enjoyed this episode. I've learned a lot from Dimitris around this topic and learned how even I, yes, even me, with the podcasts and the courses and the million other things going on, even I have a procrastination problem that I would be served to change. Please enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
5/5/202040 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 275: Christy Whitman On The Art Of Having It All & Achieving Quantum Success

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Christy Whitman. Christy is a two time New York Times best-selling author, Celebrity Coach, Transformational Leader, and just all-around superwoman in every possible sense of the definition. She has appeared on "Today" and The Morning Show and her work has been featured in People Magazine, Seventeen, Woman’s Day, Hollywood Life, and Teen Vogue, among others. She is also the CEO and founder of the Quantum Success Learning Academy and Quantum Success Coaching Academy, and has more programs than I care to list - check out her website where there are so many different cool programs, workshops, books, and other things that she is putting on. I was really excited to talk to Christy because I feel like we've never talked about the Law of Attraction on the show from someone who really lives, breathes, practices, and coaches it outside of the kind of woo-woo, like "just believe and everything will happen for you". Because then, actually what are the steps you need to take? How do you need to change your mindset so that you can actually manifest reality in your life? Apart from that, Christy has also written an incredible book called The Art of Having It All, where she talks about how women, and anyone really, can have it all, despite what society thinks and the limitations we think that we have. And then, she also put out a book called Quantum Success. And I have to admit, I was very curious to figure out exactly what Quantum Success was. And so I begged Christy to come on the show and she was very kind to oblige. I really enjoyed the episode. I think you're going to enjoy it as well. -Jonathan Levi
4/28/202042 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. 274: Noah St. John On How To Get Rid Of Your Head Trash And Achieve More

Today we are joined by Noah St. John, author of 15 books, including the new book Power Habits®️: The New Science for Making Success Automatic®️. Noah is known as "The Power Habits®️ Mentor", and is famous for helping people get rid of their head trash and make more money and have more satisfaction in life. Noah is also the ONLY author in history to have works published by Hay House, HarperCollins, Simon & Schuster, Mindvalley, Nightingale-Conant, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul publisher. He also appears frequently in the news worldwide, including ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Parade Magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and The Huffington Post. I really enjoyed this conversation. I think there are so many valuable nuggets that Noah has to share. Unfortunately, we didn't get them all out of him today because we ran out of time, but I think you'll really enjoy this conversation. In the episode, we talked about success. We talked about limiting beliefs. We talked about some of the concepts that Noah has identified in his journey, working with people, and what really stops people from succeeding  (whatever that means to you) to the extent that they want to. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
4/21/202039 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 273: Dr. Ben Lynch On The Importance Of Your Epigenetics And How To Leverage It

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Ben Lynch, the best-selling author of Dirty Genes and a leader in the field of nutrigenomics. He’s also president of Seeking Health, an innovative company providing supplements, courses, and tools designed to help people overcome genetic dysfunction and optimize health. After earning his Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Washington, he then obtained a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. Dr. Lynch lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and three sons. Now, I wanted to have Dr. Lynch on the show, not because we haven't talked about genetics recently, as I've actually been talking and I've been trying to talk a lot about genetics and the fact that we can influence how our genes are expressed... The reason that I wanted to have him on was that he has a very contrarian approach and a lot of really, really new and fresh, exciting advice that I think you're all going to enjoy very much. I really enjoyed this episode, it actually ran over the amount of time that I said I would, and that doesn't always happen. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
4/14/202053 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 272: How To Manage Your Mindset During Crisis W/ Carey Peters

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Carey Peters. Carey is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), an ICF Certified Life Coach, and a co-founder of the fastest growing health and life coach training in the world, Health Coach Institute. Carey has created a ton of different businesses that have generated over 100 million dollars in revenue. She has been a coach for 14 years. And she has worked with a lot of really, really high profile and high-performance people. Carey and I had this episode on the books for quite some time. We decided on the fly that we wanted to kind of pivot the subject of the interview, and go more into the mindset and how to deal with fear, given the crisis that we are all facing right now in March of 2020, and how scary the world has become. As Carey pointed out to me, all the coach ever does is help people work through fear, to overcome challenges. And that's why I felt this was the right opportunity to talk about how to manage some of the fear that a lot of us are experiencing, rightfully so, and how to make the most of it. I really enjoyed the episode, I learned a lot, and I know that you are going to enjoy this episode too! -Jonathan Levi  
4/8/202040 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 271: Why & How To Stay Fit - Even In Quarantine w/ Tee Major

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are going to be talking about quarantine, social distancing, and being stuck at home. I wanted to do this special episode and move around all the other episodes we have scheduled, because as it so happens, a very dear friend of mine is one of the world's top experts on how to work out in not-so-ideal conditions. His name is Tee Major, and he's been on the show a couple of times before. Tee has written a book called Urban Calisthenics, which talks about how you can maintain peak physical fitness even in urban, cramped apartments, without any weights and gear. More importantly, he developed this experience over years of working with every single branch of the US military and Special Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. These are people literally living in extreme conditions, who also need to be at their peak physical fitness. This is an important episode for a couple of different reasons. One, because I think it's crucial that we all take care of ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, and otherwise, during these difficult times, and again, the physical is a big part of that. In addition to that, I think a lot of people are using this situation as an excuse to slack off a little bit - I know I'm guilty of it - but as you you'll learn in this episode, there is a lot you can do. In fact, Tee advocates that you don't need to just maintain, but you can actually thrive, improve, and get closer to your goals. This is a really good episode, that I'm sure you are going to thoroughly enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
3/31/202032 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 270: Marc Schneider & Justin Roethlingshoefer On Peak Athletic Performance & Mental Toughness

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Marc Schneider and Justin Roethlingshoefer. These two gentlemen, one an athlete, and one a doctor and surgeon, they are together the authors of a new book on athletic performance, called "The Athletic Performance Blueprint". This is a wide-ranging conversation - we went all over the place - because these gentlemen both have very different experiences. One was a professional athlete in NHL, the other one runs a sports nutrition company, and, in general, they are both very preoccupied with human performance. So, we talked a lot about what that means, what that looks like, what are the ways that you can reach peak athletic performance, and I also took the opportunity to ask a former professional athlete about mindset, and how you actually train that mental tenacity to show up and bust your butt every day. Personally, that was my favorite part of the episode! Stick around, and enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
3/24/202039 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 269: Dr. Brett Wingeier On Halo Sport & The Effects Of Brain Stimulation

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Brett Wingeier, currently CTO and co-founder of Halo Neuroscience. Dr. Brett himself is an engineer and neuroscientist with twenty years of experience creating science-based products to unlock human potential and treat disease. He is also the co-creator of Halo Sport, the world's first convenient, wearable neurostimulator for athletic training. Prior to Halo, Dr. Wingeier was a principal engineer and clinical scientist at NeuroPace, bringing to market the first fully-implantable responsive neurostimulator for epilepsy. Really cool stuff! Now, I wanted to have Dr. Wingeier on the show because many of you have reached out to me and asked about the Halo Sport, this device that you supposedly put on your head and it makes you learn motor skills faster. So, I reached out to the company, told them that my audience is asking about their product, and requested that I talk to someone from their team. They said "absolutely", they were kind enough to send me a unit, and they told me that I could ask all the questions I want to their CTO and co-founder. And that's exactly what I did. So, for those of you that want to know whether this works, yes, it does. If you want to learn how it works, you will learn more about Dr. Wingeier himself in the episode. I really enjoyed the episode because it gave me the opportunity to go into a part of accelerated learning that I normally don't get to go so deep on, and that I normally feel is a hole in my knowledge. That is, can we accelerate the learning of physical motor skills, and can we make our brain connect to our body in faster and more efficient ways? Spoiler alert, the answer is yes, and in this episode, you will learn how. We also go a bit deeper into the crazy ways that you can use electronics and technology to change our brains. I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you will do so as well! -Jonathan Levi
3/17/202050 minutes, 52 seconds
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Thoughts On The Coronavirus - How We Plan To Support You

.Greetings, SuperFriends. Today, I want to take some time to record a special episode about the topic on everyone’s mind: the coronavirus pandemic, COV-19, and how we as a business are responding to it to ensure that we best serve you and our community during this very scary time. Here are the highlights from this episode: We are here for you. Our team & servers are equipped to remain up no matter what. I will forgo my compensation if needed to keep the ship afloat We each have an opportunity to be a real-life superhero, right now. Recommendations on what to do:  Listen to the experts Seek out truth / fact, instead of lies / conspiracies Wash your hands Social distancing works - do it! STAY HOME! You decide how you spend this time Obsessively reading the news and social media, then self-pacifying with Netflix - OR Using this time as an opportunity to learn, grow, and plant seeds that will grow into orchards when this all blows over To support you during this time of isolation and quarantine, we are taking drastic measures to make our content more available to everyone, worldwide We've re-opened our money-losing "SuperHuman Squad" all access pass, so that you can access our entire library for just $49 We've slashed all of our prices to 50% - approximately our cost to keep the lights on We've opened access to SuperHuman Body, our "be your own personal trainer" course, for those of you who aren't able to go to the gym We're giving away free copies of my book, shipped directly to your home, so you can stay in and read We will keep our finger on the pulse and continue putting out content / offers to SUPPORT YOU and your growth during these trying times. That's the high-level summary. Listen to the episode for more details.   Above all: Stay safe. Stay smart. STAY HOME! JL
3/16/202012 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 268: Joe Sanok On Changing Your Narratives & Reinventing Yourself

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Joe Sanok. Joe is a keynote and TEDx speaker, business consultant, and podcaster. He is the host the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast, and has interviewed the likes of Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, and Lewis Howes! Joe is also a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader's Digest, Entrepreneur on Fire, and Yahoo News. He is the author of five books and has been named the Therapist Resource top podcast, consultant, and blogger. Not bad, right? I wanted to have Joe on the show because when I was on his show, he mentioned a few things that I didn't have enough knowledge about, like the concept of "family of origin" - and I wanted to learn more. I also wanted Joe on the show because he not only had a psychiatry practice, but also has built a business consulting other practices. We had an amazing conversation, we talked about psychology, and how really to engage in personal transformation - which means how you can completely reinvent yourself! I'm sure you will enjoy this conversation as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
3/10/202044 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 267: Geoffrey Woo On The Power Of Ketosis And The Importance Of Fasting

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Geoffrey Woo. Geoffrey works closely with researchers at Oxford University and professional athletes to further our understanding of ketosis and human performance. A former computer scientist, he applies a systems engineering mindset to nutrition & performance you don't often see in the space. He's been in Forbes 30 under 30, he has sold Silicon Valley company at age 23, he is author of 2 US Patents, he has published various scientific papers, and much more. I wanted to have Geoffrey on the show because we've talked about ketosis, fasting, and other things like that, but we've never talked about the extremes. For example, exogenous ketones, what happens in the body during ketosis, or whether you should be going into ketosis if you are just the average human being. So, I wanted to dive deeper and really get a feel for whether or not this is applicable to real humans. I think I got some really good answers, I certainly learned a lot about ketosis and fasting, and it really doubled down my motivation to fast more, both intermittently and in extended fasts, and to try out some new things. I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you will as well! -Jonathan Levi
3/3/202047 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 266: Paul Shapiro On The Industry And The Future Of Cultured Meat

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Paul Shapiro. Paul is the author of Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World, and the CEO of The Better Meat Co., a company that produces lab-grown meat, as an alternative to meat as we know it. Now, you may ask, since this isn't a science podcast, why are we talking about cultured meat and the future of meat? Well, as you will discover in this podcast, clean meat, meaning cultured, lab-produced meat, is an amazing way that humanity can solve our nutritional needs and in fact, as we discovered during the episode, it is a way for us to do better. To alter and improve our performance as human beings by engineering different typed of foods that could make us SuperHuman. So, why have Paul on the show? Because he wrote the book on clean meat, he is a four-time TEDx speaker, and the host of the Business for Good Podcast. He is also widely considered as one of the top experts in the space! As you can tell already, it was a really great episode, and I learned a ton. I'm sure you will enjoy it as well! -Jonathan Levi
2/25/202051 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 265: How All Forms Of Light Affect Our Sleep And Our Health W/ Andy Mant

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Andy Mant. Andy is the founder and CEO of BluBlox, a company that specializes in evidence-based advanced light-filtering eyewear. Andy started Blublox not only after becoming dissatisfied with the quality and standards of other blue-light-blocking products out there, but also because he had gained a ton of weight and had all kinds of issues with chronic fatigue and lacking in energy. When traditional diet and exercise didn't work for him, he turned towards the research himself, and became a biohacker. So, today he is a leading figure in understanding how all forms of light, not just the light from our screens, can affect our health and well-being. He and his team have developed all different kinds of products, and Andy even gave us an insight into some of the crazy products that they are in the process of developing. I wanted to have Andy on the show not just to talk about light blocking glasses, but because I wanted to go much deeper into the research around light as a whole. In the episode, we expanded on the blue light from our screens, and we discovered that some products or apps are better than others. We also talked about sunlight, what times of day you need to be exposed to it, how to know if you are getting enough sunlight in your life, and many more things around the all-important thing we all do in our daily lives, sleep. I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you will enjoy it as well! -Jonathan Levi
2/18/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 264: A Deeper Look At High Performance & How To Get There W/ Maggie Berghoff

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Maggie Berghoff. Maggie is a functional medicine nurse practitioner and health consultant who works with celebrities, entertainers, athletes, and CEOs/executives to up-level their physical and mental health. She has been featured in Entrepreneur, Well + Good, Under Armour, CBS, Glamour, iheartradio, 4 popular health documentaries, and national television. I also found out that Maggie is a partner with Richard Branson's Virgin group, and that they have all kinds of cool MasterMinds that they lead together. It turns out, that we also have a lot of friends in common like Dave Asprey, JJ Virgin, and Diana House. Now, in this episode, we talked about all things high performance. I got a better understanding of what it actually looks like to be at the most elite levels of performance, and some insights at what it takes to get there. During the episode, we talked about comprehensive testing and about all kinds of really cool biohacks - as I said, we are both friends of Dave Asprey. I definitely learned some things that I didn't know, and I have some homework for things to research and buy after this conversation. I think you are really going to enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Maggie Berghoff as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
2/11/202045 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 263: The Future Of Health Technology & How To Get There W/ Dr. Bertalan Mesko

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Bertalan Mesko, Ph.D., The Medical Futurist and the Director of The Medical Futurist Institute, which analyzes how science fiction technologies can become reality in medicine and healthcare. As a geek physician with a Ph.D. in genomics, Dr. Mesko is also an Amazon Top 100 author. He is also a Private Professor at Semmelweis Medical School, Budapest, Hungary. Let me tell you, I really enjoyed this conversation, and I learned a lot about what is standing in the way of making us literally SuperHuman using technology. The answer will actually surprise you! During the episode, I learned what we can do to advance the agenda of using technology to improve human lives, and we had a really interesting conversation about all the different ways that technology is already improving our health. If you are listening to this episode for no other reason than the devices and hacks that Dr. Mesko uses in his own life to measure everything from his sleep to his happiness, and beyond, it will have been well worth your time. I know you are going to enjoy this episode as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
2/4/202047 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 262: Mindset, Spirituality, And Mystical Experiences W/ Guy & Ilan Ferdman

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Guy & Ilan Ferdman. They are the blood brothers behind the Satori Prime brand and podcast. They are also speakers, and they have a combined 34+ years of coaching in the fields of business, leadership, personal development, and spiritual growth. Their application of psychology & neuroscience combined with ancient practices of energetics gives them a unique approach to problem-solving and transforming lives. I wanted to chat with these guys and learn a little bit more about all the crazy stuff that they are doing. I wanted to learn more about their journey and how they got to where they are today, teaching programs, hosting podcasts, and doing workshops all over the world, along with a lot more cool things. I will tell you that this episode gets more out into the woo-woo that we normally do, but I think you are all ready and prepared given that we have already had a bunch of episodes that talk about energetics, energy, and the mysterious interworkings of the universe. I know a lot of you love to learn about this stuff, so we just went with it. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
1/28/202053 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 261: How To Become A Real-Life Warrior & Adopt A Warrior Mindset W/ Chris Albert

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Chris Albert. Chris is a trainer, nutrition coach, and podcaster. His show, the Warrior Soul Podcast, empowers US Military Veterans to live their best lives through tools, tactics, ideas, and strategies that he and his amazing guests provide. Chris is also a US Marine Corps Veteran, and he got his start in training and nutrition while he was working on his Ph.D. in Political Science at UC Santa Barbara. He then went on to co-found the world-famous Metroflex Gym Long Beach where he advised pro-bodybuilders and pro athletes on nutrition. Chris has had some crazy experiences around discovering his identity and his genetics, and around growing up without adult figures in his life, plus much more that I'll let him talk to you about in the episode. My goal for the episode was to get in the mind of a real-life warrior and figure out what we can learn about adapting a warrior mindset in our own lives. How can we embody more discipline? How can we reach our goals by staying true to that discipline, and what kind of things can we learn by someone who literally is a warrior and works every single day with warriors? I really enjoyed the episode which is always a good indication that you will as well. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
1/21/202041 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 260: Discovering The Vast And Amazing World Of Mushrooms W/ Danielle Ryan Broida

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Danielle Ryan Broida. Danielle is a Registered Herbalist (RH) of the American Herbalists Guild (AHG), Certified Holistic Nutritionist and National Educator at Four Sigmatic. She is also a mycologist, which we talked about in-depth, and has studied Ayurveda in India, she has traveled the world, she has studied and become a Certified Raw Chef and Detox Coach, plus many other things. Her bio is actually really long, so I won't cover all of it. Today she is focused on teaching people how to discover the wide world of mushrooms - this entire kingdom of millions of species, many more than there are of plants, that we don't use but probably should be using. I learned a ton in this episode. I know we've covered mushrooms in the past and all of their healing properties. In this episode, though, we went deeper, as I for the first time got a chance to talk to a mycologist and someone who is actually a registered herbalist. So, we went far and wide, and we really started to understand, throughout the episode, just how many things mushrooms can do, how little we understand, and how important it is for us to start incorporating these in our routine. I'm sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi
1/14/202056 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 259: How To Achieve Your Potential & Perform At A High Level W/ Eric Partaker

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Eric Partaker. Eric has been named "CEO of the Year" at the 2019 Business Excellence Awards, one of the "Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the UK" by Startups Magazine, and among "Britain's 27 Most Disruptive Entrepreneurs" by The Telegraph. His work has featured on over 7 major TV stations, in the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist. He has also appeared on The Apprentice as a guest judge. So, why have an entrepreneur on the show? Well, Eric's other business is that he helps entrepreneurs and leaders perform at their best through his high-performance coaching. He is one of 300 people worldwide certified as a High-Performance Coach, by the High-Performance Institute. He has also completed a coaching certification and apprenticeship with Professor BJ Fogg, who leads Stanford University’s Behavior Design Lab. Over the last 20 years, Eric has advised Fortune 50 CEOs while at McKinsey & Company, helped build Skype’s multi-billion dollar success story, and co-founded Chilango where he’s also Co-CEO. Chilango has been described by Elite Business Magazine as “arguably the most exciting fast-food company of the decade” and is also the most successfully crowdfunded restaurant chain in the world. I wanted to sit down and talk to Eric, after being introduced to him by Olly Richards, because he has a very unique perspective on high performance and how we can achieve it. I know every single one of us in the audience would love to be at a higher performance level, and I love Eric's approach, as you'll see throughout the podcast. It's a wide-ranging and great conversation, and I think you'll see why he and I hit it off every time we hang out! Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
1/7/202045 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 258: How To Turn Your Stress Into The Absolute SuperPower W/ Dr. Jaime Hope

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by SuperWoman. Not literally, but pretty much a SuperWoman, because today I speak with Dr. Jaime Hope. Jaime is a dual certified attending physician specializing in emergency medicine at one of the most intense level-one trauma tertiary centers in the country. She is also a published author, an online educator, a thought leader, an adjunct assistant professor at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, and many other things, including wife, mother of two, and again, all-around superwoman. Jaime tours the world giving keynote lectures on stress, parenting, relationships, business success, healthy habits, and everything else. Jaime is a friend from Genius Network, and the last time I spoke to her and picked her brain about health, I said that we have to have her on the show to share her opinions around health, and specifically around stress. You see, she is one of the physicians whose opinion I trust more than absolutely anybody else in the world, and I'm not the only one! Jaime knows more as a trauma tertiary center physician than just about anyone in the world I can think of around stress and stress management. So, in this episode, we didn't just talk about stress, but we go deep into how to use stress as a tool, how to manage stress, and all her various ways of managing her attention and managing her time. In fact, we go really deep into how she accomplishes so much and how she maintains peak health with all the things going on in her life! I really really enjoyed this conversation, which is always a good indication that you will too! Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
12/31/201954 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 257: Learning How To Play The Piano In Just 21 Days W/ Jacques Hopkins

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Jacques Hopkins. Jacques worked as an engineer for eight years before quitting his job and turning his biggest hobby into a highly successful online piano course. Today, he supports his family with the passive income from his course, while teaching others to do the same. I wanted to talk to Jacques because I also have a side-passion for learning an instrument, multiple instruments actually. Most recently, I have learned the piano, and thus I wanted to talk to Jacques about the importance of learning an instrument, but also from the perspective of someone who transitioned and brought music into his life. I wanted him to share his insights with all of you as to why anyone and everyone can and should pick up a musical instrument. The conversation varied from how you can accelerate your learning of a specific instrument, the piano, to why music is important, why people should learn music, and how you don't have to be a musical person to learn an instrument. In the episode, we also talk about the massive misconceptions and ways that most people go about learning music. I enjoyed the episode, it's a short and sweet one, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it as well! -Jonathan Levi
12/24/201933 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 256: The Truth Behind Food Chains, Running 3100 Miles, And More W/ Sanjay Rawal

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Sanjay Rawal. Sanjay is a documentary film-maker that has created such documentaries as Food Chains, which was produced by Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser with narration by Forest Whitaker, and his most recent documentary 3100: Run and Become was released theatrically in the US in 20 markets last fall. His third effort Gather, a documentary on Native American food sovereignty is set for completion in mid-2019. Why did we want to talk to a documentary film-maker? Well, Sanjay has a unique perspective because he has looked into two of the biggest aspects of being SuperHuman. One, food, and how it gets to us and our food chain, and two, the extreme periphery edge of human performance, meanly 3100 miles. Yes, people who run 3100 miles. I wanted to talk to Sanjay because I wanted to understand what he has learned in his years of interviewing and talking with these people, and what advice he can give us about better living our lives as SuperHumans. It turned out to be an incredibly interesting conversation, in which I learned a lot. I had my mind blown at least once, and I think you are going to feel the same. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
12/17/201947 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 255: Why You Really Need To Take Control Of Your Oral Health W/ Michelle Jorgensen

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Michelle Jorgensen. Michelle is an author, speaker, teacher, biologic/holistic dentist, and health and wellness provider. After practicing traditional dentistry for 10 years, she became very sick. Through her own journey to return to health, she discovered many different ways that traditional dentistry and oral health have been failing us. For this reason, I wanted to have Michelle, who is a member of our private membership, The SuperHuman Academy MasterMind, on the show, to talk about everything that she learned over the last 10 years. I wanted to learn what the big deal with oral health is, why does it matter so much, and why does it seem to be such a crucial part of our health. I also wanted to learn what the misconceptions we all have are, what are the things we do wrong, how are we being affected, and how can we advocate for our own dental health, since it is so important. I had a really good time in this episode, I learned a lot of things that I should be doing differently, or better, and I found out that a lot of the stuff I've learned in previous episodes is pretty good information - and that's always fun. I think you are going to enjoy and learn a lot from this episode with Dr. Michelle Jorgensen, as I did! -Jonathan Levi
12/10/201948 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 254: How To Construct And Utilize Your SuperHuman Alter-Ego W/ Todd Herman

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week we are joined by Todd Herman. I have to say that this is one of the best episodes I remember recording in a very long time. Todd Herman is a performance coach and mental game strategist for ambitious entrepreneurs, athletes, and leaders who want to achieve wildly outrageous goals. He’s helped clients reach the Olympic podium, build multimillion-dollar companies, and establish brands that have become internationally known. But he's best known not for his sports training and coaching, but for his bestselling book The Alter Ego Effect: The Power of Secret Identities to Transform Your Life. He lives in New York City with his wife and three young children, and is currently the world’s worst ukulele player - his words, not mine! This episode was incredible, mind-blowing, insane. In it, we talk about a fascinating concept that you can use to get yourself at a higher performance level, and that is the Alter Ego effect. We talk about Todd's intense story of getting to where he is, the trauma and abuse that got him there, which he shares very openly, and he explains how he went from A to B in a linear fashion. As I've already said multiple times, this is a fascinating episode, which I'm sure you will enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
12/3/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. 253: How To Be A True SuperHuman & The Power Of Visualization W/ Matt Belair

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Matthew Belair. I actually appeared on Matt's podcast, and I got so interested in the little bits of his story that I managed to get out of him, that I invited him on my show to learn more about him. Matt is a top-rated podcast host, best-selling author of Zen Athlete: A Guide To Self-Mastery, and he is an expert in human performance. He hosts The Master Mind, Body and Spirit show, which has reached #1 on iTunes and he does all kinds of insane coaching and blogging around sports, performance, spirituality, mindset, and many more things. I think Matt is one of the only people in the world that have sought out as many SuperHumans as I have. Matt is a life long martial artist, traveler, and truth-seeker who has indeed trained with many masters. He has studied meditation in Nepal with Tibetan monks, survived a near-death experience trekking mount Everest, he's worked with Wim Hof, and he has trained with professional MMA fighters in Thailand as well as with 34th generation Shaolin Monks in China. It would take me the whole episode to list all the crazy things Matt has done to try and learn more about optimal performance. That is why we had a wide-ranging conversation where we talked about everything from mindset and visualization to athletics, spirituality, and meditation. You will truly discover all different kinds of ways to improve your experience on this planet in this wide-ranging episode with Matt Belair! Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
11/26/201947 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 252: Deeply Understanding The Chemical Side Of Our Brains W/ Roy Krebs

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Roy Krebs. Roy is the co-founder and CEO of NaturalStacks, an Open Source supplement company that helps consumers improve mood, memory, and focus through targeted brain health products. Together with his team at NaturalStacks, Roy is on a mission to build a billion better brains - you can, therefore, imagine that he and I completely mind-melded. In this conversation, I wanted to discuss and suck out some of the knowledge that Roy and his team have developed doing so much research around brain performance, which as you all know is something I am deeply passionate about. I wanted to learn about the ways that the brain works that I don't know about, like emotions, moods, and chemical balances, and I wanted to learn more about how we can influence those and optimize the performance of our brains on a chemical level. I've spent so much time talking about the technique and the habit level, things like sleep and nutrition, but I wanted to discover how we can actually use supplementation and compounds to improve the performance of our brain and improve our mood, our attitude, and our outlook. I have to say that I actually learned a ton in this episode, which is not an easy thing to happen when it comes to teaching me new things about how the brain works. I really enjoyed the episode, and I know you will too - enjoy! -Jonathan Levi  
11/19/201949 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 251: How To Always Identify The Highest Value Thing You Can Do W/ Pete Mockaitis

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Pete Mockaitis. Pete is an award-winning speaker and coach, host of the "How to be Awesome at Your Job" podcast, who teaches professionals how to perform optimally at work. His work has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, and Inc. Pete has also delivered 1-on-1 coaching to over 700 leaders hailing from world-class organizations (such as Google, FedEx, Amazon, Apple, Anheuser-Busch, and the United Nations), 50 countries, and every Ivy League university. Absolutely incredible! In this episode, we talk about Pete's own journey from being a salaried employee and a consultant all the way to his decision to go out and become an entrepreneur. We talk about why he did it, how he did it, and his advice for being your absolute best - being SuperHuman - in the workplace. Some of the things we cover are how to actually make the difference in your work and life, as well as how to stand out. And, of course, I asked him about all his favorite ways to perform at his absolute best. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I am sure you will as well! -Jonathan Levi
11/12/201940 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 250: Developing Social Confidence And Leading A Meaningful Life W/ Myke Macapinlac

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Myke Macapinlac. Myke went from a shy immigrant who used to work as a structural designer to becoming a podcast host, a social skills coach, and a lifestyle entrepreneur. He now teaches shy people who are technically skilled to improve their social confidence so they can create meaningful connections in their personal, romantic, and professional lives. His work has been featured in the Calgary Herald, on Breakfast Television, on Shaw TV, and in the Huffington Post. A little bit of backstory now. I actually went on Myke's show to talk about my latest book, The Only Skill That Matters, and I was so impressed by the little bits of his story that he shared with me that I immediately asked him to get on the show to talk to you. As you can tell, he agreed, and thus this episode was born. I really enjoyed talking to Myke because he and I both strolled down memory lane of our own journey going from being socially awkward, uncomfortable, and lacking in confidence to where we are today. It was a great conversation, and I think there is a lot of benefit in it for all of you, both men and women. Please enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
11/5/201942 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 249: Realizing Your Full Potential & Learning To Invest Your Energy W/ Matt Ward

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Matt Ward. Matt is a serial entrepreneur, a startup advisor, an investor and a futurist podcaster at Disruptors.FM, a TED-esque long-form podcast with top scientists, creatives, and world-leaders focused on a better future through innovation and entrepreneurship. Matt is also a top writer on Medium, he has built and sold 3 companies (incl. a 7-figure exit in 12 months), has created four top 5 podcasts and, on top of all that, is writing a post-gene-editing Sci-Fi novel. I wanted to have Matt on the show because I wanted to know how he is so multidisciplinary, how he manages to do so much, focus on so much, have so many different interests, and create such an interesting and meaningful life. We also talked a little about the future and what that holds, and all the various things that he has learned interviewing some of the world's top authorities on the future. As we know, technology and innovation are going to make us all SuperHuman, so it's nice to know what is coming down the pipeline. It was a great episode, I really enjoyed chatting with Matt, and I'm sure you will enjoy this conversation as well! - Jonathan Levi
10/29/201937 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 248: The Future Of The Education System & What That Means For Us W/ Kevin Stoller

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Kevin Stoller. Kevin is the founder and CEO of a company called Kay-Twelve, which helps academic organizations better structure learning environments. It is pretty obvious that he and I share that interest and passion about how to get people to learn more, isn't it? Apart from Kay-Twelve, Kevin also runs the Better Learning podcast, where I recently had the great pleasure to be a guest on, where he talks about different ways that we can influence the educational space, real-world tactics, improving education, and what the future of education is. I wanted to have Kevin on the show, not just because we both geek out about learning, but because he has some really interesting insights into what the future of education will look like. I don't think anyone is surprised when we say the model is not working and that it is going to be disrupted. But, we need to ask what that means for us, what does that mean for the children in our lives, how can we help create this revolution in education, and also how can we improve our own learning based on what experts like Kevin are discovering in their day to day work. This was a really interesting conversation, a little bit different than usual, but since it has to do with learning, I'm sure you folks are going to love it! -Jonathan Levi
10/22/201940 minutes
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Ep. 247: Going Deep On Coaching, Raising Children, And Esoterism W/ Sean McCormick

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Sean McCormick. Sean is a high-performance coach, a life coach, host of two different podcasts, including the top-rated Optimal Performance podcast, which I've had the pleasure of being on a couple of times, and is a super interesting dude. It is rare that I actually lose track of time during the podcast episode - after all my job is to make sure we are on time and that the very important people that I have on the show are not late to their next appointment. But, I got so sucked into this conversation! We talked about how to properly raise or mentor children, we talked about what it takes to make a good coach, we talked about coaching skills, and then we took a dive into the weird. We talked about plant medicine, alternate dimensions, and spiritual growth - I really enjoyed this conversation! You will actually see how much, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it all the same. -Jonathan Levi
10/15/201957 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 246: Controlling Our Physiology Through Our Breathing W/ Niraj Naik

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Niraj Naik. Niraj is a certified former pharmacist turned holistic health and breathwork expert. Having cured himself of Ulcerative Colitis, he is dedicated to helping others restore their health and improve their overall quality of life with holistic practices and lifestyle changes. Niraj is also a professional musician and has produced therapeutic music that is used in wellness centers and spas internationally. He is also the founder of SOMA Breath, the global breathwork movement taking the world by storm. I wanted to have Niraj on the show because breathwork is something I've experimented with and had really interesting and positive results. Many of you know that I'm trying to do the Wim Hof method breathing exercises every single morning and I find that I'm healthier and happier when I do. So, I wanted to learn from someone who is in the field what some other options for breathwork are, and try to understand how I can use my breath the same way that other people use pills and medication to treat different ailments or feel certain ways. I think this episode definitely delivers on that promise. I actually learned a lot about the different things that I can do to control my physiology using nothing but my breath. Please enjoy! - Jonathan Levi
10/8/201951 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 245: Dr. Stephen Cabral On Identifying And Fixing The Root Causes Of Your Health

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Stephen Cabral. Stephen is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor and founder of the Cabral Wellness Institute and StephenCabral.com. At 17 years old, Stephen Cabral was diagnosed with a life-altering illness and given no hope for recovery. Today, however, through his long journey towards discovering and learning all things health, he is actually empowering tens of thousands of people every single year to discover their own health through things like Ayurvedic healing, naturopathic and functional medicine, and much more. In fact, he and his team have completed over 250,000 client appointments, using Functional Medicine lab testing and Personalized Wellness Plans! So, this was a wide-ranging conversation, where we talked about all different kinds of things, health- and fitness-related, as we always do. I even learned a few different things I didn't know about toxins and cleanses, plus many different kinds of things that you can do to improve your health. I am sure you will enjoy this episode as much as I did! -Jonathan Levi  
10/1/201944 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 244: Preventing Diseases And Achieving Extraordinary Wellness W/ Dr. Ann Shippy

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Ann Shippy. Dr. Shippy has an incredible story of starting medical school late in life, going on to become a functional medicine doctor and then a successful entrepreneur, building her entire brand with books, in the clinic, with supplements, and more. But, even more interestingly, her area of specialty is extraordinary wellness, which she is pursuing by using cutting-edge science, testing, and the latest genetic research to find and treat root causes—and not just the symptoms—of illness. In other words, her area of specialty, and what I wanted to talk on this whole episode about, is preventative maintenance - how do we avoid getting the disease, so that we won't have to treat it. I've been really fascinated by this, as in my own life I'm looking more and more at people around me aging and getting all kinds of weird ailments and afflictions, and I've been asking myself how I, someone who aspires to become SuperHuman, can avoid that whole mess altogether. So, in this episode, you are going to learn a lot about that, and you are going to learn some really interesting things we haven't talked about on the show before. I really enjoyed this conversation with Dr. Ann Shippy, and I'm sure you will too! -Jonathan Levi  
9/24/201945 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 243: Jerzy Gregorek On Establishing Standards Of Mastery And Meeting Them

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by a past guest from a year ago, someone who has actually won 4 world championships in Olympic weightlifting! Incredible, right? His name is Jerzy Gregorek, and the reason I wanted him back on the show was that I felt like he had more to share after our last conversation - and I was right! In this episode, we talked about standards in general, as well as about establishing standards of excellence. We talked about motivation, how Jerzy motivates people that he coaches, and how he motivated himself to get 4 world championships in addition to earning poetry awards and an MFA in writing. This is what we call completely cross-disciplinarian! We also talked about how he motivated the people that he coached at UCLA, as well as how he got to work with people like Tim Ferriss. As you can probably imagine, this is a really interesting episode! I enjoy talking to Jerzy because of his ability to spin a story and tell you a mind-blowing tale - he has that kind of life wisdom and experience. I'm sure you will enjoy this episode as well! -Jonathan Levi  
9/17/201948 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 242: Nir Eyal On Defeating Distractions The Right Way And Becoming Indistractable

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Nir Eyal, an author, speaker, and thought leader. Nir writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. Actually, the MIT Technology Review dubbed him the prophet of habit-forming technology after his last book Hooked went supersonic and became a best-seller in pretty much every place you can imagine. By the way, many people don't realize that Nir has also founded 2 tech companies since 2003, he's taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, and he's invested in a whole bunch of incredibly successful companies like Worklife, Product Hunt, Refresh.io and Eventbrite, in addition to many more. You've probably also seen his writing in HBR, Techchrunch and Psychology Today. Wow! So, why have someone who is an expert in technology - and habit-forming technology at that - on the show. Well, actually Nir and I have intersecting interests besides the fact that we are both children of Israelis and Hebrew speakers. Nir has recently written an all-new book, which is called Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Now, as many of you already know, I've recently invested a ton of time working with an expert in my life to create a Digital Zen course and help people figure out how they can put control and controls back on their technology use and get their life back in order, digitally speaking. I was really excited to pick Nir's brain and learn more. I have to say that, before we hopped on the interview, I asked Nir what would make this a huge success for him, and he had a really untraditional answer. Most guests answer that having a great conversation on the topics they are passionate about is what they are looking for, but Nir answered: "If I blow your mind or completely change the way you see an aspect of life, that'll be a huge win for me" - and I have to say that he did not disappoint. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I can guarantee you will enjoy it as well! - Jonathan Levi  
9/10/201955 minutes, 6 seconds
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BONUS Episode - The Only Skill That Matters - Jonathan Reads From His New Book!

In The Next 10 Years, Every Knowledge Worker On Earth Will Become One Of Two Things: Invaluable Or Obsolete. Which One Will You Be? No matter the industry, the pace of progress and new information is faster today than ever before in human history—and it’s accelerating exponentially. In this new reality, how can we possibly hope to keep up? How can we learn, unlearn, and relearn fast enough to stay relevant in the world to come? In The Only Skill That Matters, Jonathan Levi unveils a powerful, neuroscience-based approach to reading faster, remembering more, and learning more effectively. You’ll master the ancient techniques being used by world record holders and competitive memory athletes to unlock the incredible capacity of the human brain. You’ll learn to double or triple your reading speed, enhance your focus, and optimize your cognitive performance. Most importantly, you’ll be empowered to confidently approach any subject—from technical skills, to names and faces, to foreign languages, and even speeches—and learn it with ease.
9/3/201920 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 241: Why Your Biology Affects Your Productivity That Much W/ Kate Northrup

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Kate Northrup. Kate is an author, an entrepreneur, a mom, and much much more. She specializes in a couple of different areas that I am really passionate about, including money and why we should use it in intelligent and conscientious ways to actually make our lives and the lives of those we love better, and also including one of my most favorite topics, productivity. Kate recently published an all-new book in addition to her first best-selling book, Money, A Love Story. Her new book is about the cycles in which we can become more productive at specific things during specific periods in the month. I have to say that her method is tailored more towards women who have a cycle, but it is actually very interesting to anyone listening, not just because we all have women in our lives, but also because it turns out that even men have these kinds of cycles and can be more effective at different things at different times in the month. I really enjoyed the conversation, I learned a lot, and we talked about so much more than just those few things. Please enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
9/3/201947 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 240: Deeply Optimizing Your Health And Becoming Unstoppable W/ David Hauser

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by David Hauser. David is a former tech entrepreneur, and you've probably heard of some of his companies, ranging from Grasshopper to Chargify - but this is not why we had him on the show today. David is on the show this week because he had a health breakdown, which completely changed the way he looked at health. In fact, he has a new book coming out very soon on how he has applied the methodology of A/B testing that he learned in the world of software companies to find the perfect health regimen for himself. Now he wants to teach the rest of the world how to do the same. I'll let you hear all about this by David directly. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi  
8/27/201941 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 239: Tailoring Your Health And Fitness To Fit Your Own Needs W/ Kathleen Trotter

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Kathleen Trotter. Kathleen is a fitness expert, media personality, personal trainer, writer, life coach, certified Pilates and ELDOA instructor, and overall health enthusiast. She has written two books on finding your fit and figuring out what works for you when it comes to fitness and nutrition. I wanted to have Kathleen on the show to talk about the ways that we can find motivation (for exercise or otherwise), how she is helping clients achieve their optimal fitness, as well as the ways that we can utilize to choose what is right for us out of the million things that are recommended on this podcast! It's a really enjoyable conversation, and I think you are going to love listening to it. -Jonathan Levi
8/20/201943 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep. 238: Transforming Our Relationship With Money W/ Aggie Kowalski

Greetings, SuperFriends! I have to confess that today's episode will make some of you a little bit uncomfortable, but I want you to push through that. That is because the topic today is money, and the mindset around money - a topic I've been very interested in for many years now. Some of the important questions to ask are: What does money mean in your life? What relationship do you have with money? How do you use money, and how do you use it to actually make your life and those of the people you care about better? To help you answer all these questions, we are joined by Aggie Kowalski, who is a mindset coach who teaches the missing piece to money and wealth manifestations. With her therapy background, she has studied thousands of success patterns used to develop her unique method - permission to prosper™️ - which she uses to coach entrepreneurs, real estate agents, artists, actors, and other people in breaking their income ceilings to create a new money reality. You may have seen Aggie in popular media like Forbes, Thrive Global, USA Weekly, and Bustle, demonstrating how to neutralize manifestation blocks around wealth and success. Now, how many of you - be honest - are a little uncomfortable talking about money, or are at least a little stressed out of the way money does or doesn't show up in your life? Well, I want you to pay special attention to this episode, because it's not just about how to make more money, it's also about how to be happier with money, it's about how to be more at peace with your own money situation, and it's also about how to push through all these things to find prosperity, happiness, and mental health around money. I really enjoyed this episode. You'll see we just talked and talked, and I didn't ask any of the standard questions - which is usually a sign that I'm having a lot of fun! I'm sure you will enjoy this just as much! -Jonathan Levi
8/13/201946 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 237: Tackling Amazing Learning Challenges Through Ultralearning W/ Scott Young

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Scott H. Young. Scott is a writer who undertakes interesting self-education projects, such as attempting to learn MIT’s four-year computer science curriculum in twelve months and learning four languages in one year. His recent book, Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition and Accelerate Your Career is published by Harper Business August 6th, 2019, the exact same date that this episode came out. I wanted to have Scott on the show because for many years I've been following his work - I think that the way he approaches learning challenges is super interesting. We obviously share the same interests and passions - in fact, we are both publishing a book around the same time. I actually pushed my book's launch back for a month because Scott told me that he is publishing now, and we thought it's a better idea for both of us to have a fair margin of time between the two launches. Scott is one of the few people I respect so much that I'm willing to delay my book's launch for. I wanted to bring Scott on the show to learn how we are similar in our beliefs, how we are different, and find out what we can learn from each other when it comes to - well, you guessed it - learning. This is a super fascinating episode, which I'm sure you will thoroughly enjoy! - Jonathan Levi  
8/6/201954 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 236: The Mindset And Mentality To Physically Perform At A High Level W/ Ryan Hall

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by an Olympian and half-marathon record holder, Ryan Hall. Ryan is the recently published author of Run the Mile You're In, a story about how he found his way from a self-proclaimed lousy runner to being a record holder and two-time Olympian. Since achieving so much in running, he has made the transition from a runner to a quite accomplished weight lifter. In the episode, we talked about Ryan's story, and we talked about the mindset and mentality that it takes to get to the level of performance that Ryan achieved. Moreover, we talked a little bit about his charity work, and we talked about his advice for getting your body into peak performance states. I really enjoyed this conversation, and I know you will too! - Jonathan Levi  
7/30/201942 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 235: Retraining And Taking Control Of Our Breathing W/ Marco Tesi

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Marco Tesi. Marco has 10 years of experience working with people and creating holistic treatment plans, which include unique breathing and movement techniques to retrain your body and mind to achieve better health. He has a Bachelor degree in Sports Science, and a Master in Sport and Human Health Development. Recently, I have become very interested in breathing - I know we all do it, but I wanted to find a way to do it better. I started doing the Wim Hof method after Wim Hof was on the show, but since then I've started trying to find other ways that we can improve our breathing, and thus our health. So, Marco came on the show to talk to us about the importance of breathing and, I know this sounds ridiculous, how to do it right - and it turns out we all have something new to learn. I know you guys are going to enjoy this episode with Marco Tesi, because I did as well! - Jonathan Levi
7/23/201935 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 234: Getting Your Digital Life Under Control W/ Maya Yizhaky, Digital Zen Expert

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week you are going to meet one of my oldest and dearest friends, Maya Yizhaky! Maya is a digital mindfulness and digital zen expert, who helps people understand better ways to get in control of their technology, better ways to create peace and order in their lives, and better ways to get through all the digital chaos. Maya spent 6 years working in a consulting firm, doing strategy and leadership advisory for multinational corporations, international development institutions, and technology start-ups. She then worked with the UN, and has since been very interested in and working with private clients, helping them declutter their lives and their souls. In this episode, we go really deeply into all different kinds of strategies that can help you get rid of all the clutter in your digital lives. We talk about why digital clutter exists, why it matters, what the negative effects are in your life, and then we start to talk about practical ways that you can utilize to free yourself from this clutter - ways that will actually last. It's a really wide-ranging conversation, which I really enjoyed, and so we went a little longer than usual - but I'm sure you will really enjoy this episode as much as I did! - Jonathan Levi
7/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 233: Essential Oils: Everything You Need To Know W/ Melyna Harrison

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Melyna Harrison. Melyna is one of the most successful entrepreneurs that I know, a fellow genius Network member, and I refer to her as the queen of essential oils. She has been featured on the cover of Reinventing Healthcare, in Leadership magazine, as well as in the book The Power Of Essential Oils - plus in many other places. Over the last decade, Melyna has onboarded and taught over 260,000 people about the health benefits of essential oils. In the process she has built a family of 4 kids, as well as a multi-million dollar business, helping people use essential oils as natural alternatives to many different nutritional supplements, medication, and many things. I wanted to learn about this entire fascinating world, because I see that there is something here. More and more I hear about essential oils as alternatives, as treatments, as solutions for a lot of different things, whether that be anxiety or fever, and I wanted to learn more, as this is something I know very little about. Over the course of the episode, Melyna taught me so much, and got my mind so completely blown, that I'm ordering a care package from Melyna to arrive on my doorstep so I can start playing around with some of these things, and seeing how they can replace some of the things that I use as health and self-care products. I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you will too! -Jonathan Levi
7/9/201950 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 232: Thriving Under Pressure & Memory Techniques W/ John Graham, U.S. Memory Champion

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by John Graham. John is the most recent US memory champion, having won in 2018, he is an international Grand Master of Memory, and he also is the international coach for the entire Vietnamese memory team. Amazing, right? As if those are not already enough, John has appeared on international TV shows in Russia, Indonesia, and the US - all showcasing his incredible trained memory. He has actually been able to memorize 181 names and faces in 15 minutes, a 282 digit number in 5 minutes, over 22 decks of cards in 1 hour, and many more things. You probably understand how crazy all that is! In this episode, we talked not just about memory techniques, because we've done a lot of episodes on them - instead, I wanted to go deeper with John and find out how he uses all this in his own life, how he makes it into a better quality of life, more success, more happiness, more joy, more connection to other people. I think we did a really good job covering that! Sometimes, you may think why would you ever need to memorize 181 names and faces in 15 minutes, and in this episode, we discover that it is about so much more than that. John and I share the opinion that memory is the gateway to all learning, which then is the gateway to self-improvement. Apart from all that, we also talked about a methodology that he developed for learning how to perform well under pressure, whether that is appearing on stage, competing in athletic events, or anything else. I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you will do as well! - Jonathan Levi
7/2/201946 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 231: Dr. Boris Konrad On The Skill And Neuroscience Behind Memory Techniques

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we have a special treat, as we are actually joined by a neuroscientist researcher and memory competitor. In fact, this is someone whose work we have been quoting for many years, improving the scientific validity for everything that we do in SuperHuman Academy. In case you've been wondering, our guest today is Dr. Boris Konrad. In the episode, Dr. Konrad talked about the research and he shared with us some interesting and surprising things that even I didn't know about mnemonic techniques and the incredible benefits that they can offer for your brain health and your life. I really enjoyed this episode, and I'm sure you are going to as well! -Jonathan Levi
6/25/201947 minutes
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Ep. 230: Achieving Financial Independence & Living The Life You Want W/ Michael Rosehart

Greetings, SuperFriends! This was an amazing episode. You see, a few months ago I was introduced to the idea of the FIRE movement by one of my former professors at Insead, and I found it such an amazing movement and idea. Financially Independent, Retired Early is a movement of people that are obsessed with finding out smarter ways to live and invest, so that they don't have to worry about money - which means that they can do whatever they want with the rest of their lives, whether that is being with family, volunteering, or running a business. So, I talked to our past podcast guest Diana House, and I asked her about who do I want to talk to in the personal finance space that is a rockstar -  and that's how I was introduced to today's guest. His name is Michael Rosehart. Michael is a 26-year-old early retired, self-made millionaire, with a young family, who unlocked financial independence at the age of 24 through Real Estate investing and extreme frugality. In fact, he bought his first property at the age of 19 (in 2012), while still in university studying business finance, and scaled up to build a 15 property portfolio in 2017 that cash-flowed over $12,000/month (net) in London, Ontario, Canada. Now, here's the interesting thing. Mike did not come into the world with a silver spoon in his mouth. In fact, he was raised by a single parent, he was at the poverty line in his home country (Canada), and he had to work and grind to make all this happen for him. How does someone go from being at the poverty line to being a multi-millionaire in just a few short years? Well in this episode we are going to learn about that, but more importantly, we are going to learn why Mike did all that, what does Mike work on, and why is he so invested in giving back. And here's what I think is so cool about this episode and about Mike. He doesn't have anything to sell you - in fact, he doesn't care if he doesn't make a dollar off of you. He is able to do the things that he is passionate about, like come on the podcast and share his wisdom out of his own kindness, just because he is set for life. I think that is so cool, and I wonder what the world would look like if more people could just do what they wanted, giving back to others, doing things of kindness, or just learning and improving and growing the world, just because they didn't have to worry about money. Now, of course, I pitched Mike to create a course for all of you just because he has so much knowledge to offer! In the meantime, I have to say that I really enjoyed this episode, and I know you guys are really going to enjoy it as well. -Jonathan Levi
6/18/201952 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 229: The Ultimate Strategy To Maintaining And Growing Your Network W/ Zvi Band

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Zvi Band, a long-term friend of mine and the co-founder & CEO of Contactually, the top CRM which empowers professionals in real estate, consulting, and other professional industries to build authentic relationships. Now, the reason I wanted to have Zvi on the show is because, as you know, I've identified that building connections and relationships is one of those top categories of becoming a SuperHuman. And Zvi has helped tens of thousands of people do this better. More recently, he has written a whole book about everything that his company learned on how relationships are built, nurtured, and what the results are when you go through the right steps. Throughout the episode, we talk about Zvi's paradigm for doing this, called The Capital Strategy, how it works, why it works, and how you can implement it in your life, whether you use software or otherwise for networking purposes. As always, it is a pleasure talking to Zvi, and I know you folks are going to enjoy this episode as well! -Jonathan Levi  
6/11/201938 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 228: Tucker Max On Why Writing A Book Is So Important And What It Really Takes To Write One

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Tucker Max. Tucker is the writer of four New York Times Best Sellers, 3 of which were #1 on the list, which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. You have probably heard of some his books like I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell and Assholes Finish First. But today, Tucker is in a totally different sphere of the universe. He is the co-founder of Scribe, a company that helps people turn ideas into books. As you'll see, this is something that Tucker is really passionate about, as he's passionate about helping people who have knowledge empower and impact the lives of others. We talk all about that throughout the episode. We talk about his experience as one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people, and we also talk about why he is so invested in this message and why it's so important to him. Moreover, we went into Tucker's recent delving into MDMA therapy, and how that deeply impacted his life and changed the way he is as a human being. We talked about success habits, books that have impacted his life, and many more things that you will discover in the episode. I really enjoyed this one, as I always enjoy hanging out with Tucker - I'm sure you're going to do the same as well! -Jonathan Levi  
6/4/201944 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 227: How To Be Happier And More Productive By Working Remotely W/ Liam Martin

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Liam Martin. Liam is the co-founder and CMO of TimeDoctor.com, Staff.com, and is the co-organizer of RunningRemote.com, which is the largest conference on building remote teams - in fact, he has worked with remote teams for over 10 years. He is dedicated to furthering outsourcing and is passionate about getting insights and empowering people all over the world to work remotely. Now, you might ask, what does this have to do with being SuperHuman? Well, every single week on the show we talk about different ways to become more productive - but, did you know that you can not only be more productive but also significantly happier if you work from home or remotely? I also wanted to explore this because, as you all know, our team is 100% remote or distributed, however you want to call it, and thus I wanted to explore this trend and how it is impacting lives and businesses. So this episode turned out into a fascinating conversation with Liam. You can tell that he and I definitely see eye to eye on a lot of different things, and I think it was very eye-opening to see just how much of a difference remote work can make in helping you live the ideal life. Please enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
5/28/201939 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 226: Staying Honest To And Loving Yourself W/ Kristina Mand-Lakhiani, Mindvalley Co-Founder

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Kristina Mand-Lakhiani. Kristina is a serial entrepreneur, international speaker, artist, mom of two, and much much more. In fact, you've probably heard of the business Kristina and her husband Vishen founded - it's called Mindvalley, and it is pretty much one of the largest education and transformation companies on the web. They run the popular A-Fest Event, MindValley U, and many more different business divisions. Mindvalley is currently a team of approximately 300 people, and they're based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Kristina helps her students to virtually hack happiness by taking them through her unique framework. From a small meditation business, operating out of the couple’s apartment in New York, her company quickly grew into a global educational powerhouse, partnering with some of the top thought leaders on the world. I have to say Mindvalley is one of the companies that, since I discovered it not too long ago, really is a model and an inspiration for anything we are doing here at SuperHuman Enterprises. So, it was really cool to connect with Kristina, learn more about her journey, and I think what you'll find is that she's admittedly very different from what you'd expect from the co-founder of a transformational education company. She thinks differently, she talks differently, and it was really cool to get her perspective on various subjects we discussed throughout the episode. I have to say that this was a really good episode. Admittedly, Kristina told me that I put her in a different area than she's used to talking about, given that her message is more often about how to tap into self-love and discovering/grounding yourself. But it was really fun and we both agreed that it was an amazing conversation, that I think you are going to learn, enjoy, and benefit quite a bit from! -Jonathan Levi  
5/21/201942 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 225: Disrupting Your Life & Sailing The World W/ Caspar Craven

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Caspar Craven. Caspar is a successful serial entrepreneur, who has 30 years experience in building teams and making things happen. He started at age 14 working in start-up businesses, struggling businesses, high growth businesses, as well as large corporates. He's even built a team on a trophy-winning around the world racing yacht! But this is not why we had him on the show today. In fact we had him on the show because Caspar, his wife, and their 3 kids had one of the most incredible life experiences and adventures of anyone I've ever heard of - that is, they sailed around the world for 2 straight years, living, working, and homeschooling their kids on a boat. Crazy, right? I wanted to talk to Caspar not only about entrepreneurship and teams, but also about lifestyle design, leading a family, and setting up your life, your finances, and your goals so that you can also have this incredible amount of freedom. But, we went even further than that! We talked about all the different incredible life lessons and experiences that he gained both personally and professionally, as well as his advice for you on how you can create the life of your dreams, even if that is completely off the beaten path. I always enjoy talking to Caspar and this episode was no exception - I hope you enjoy it as well! -Jonathan Levi  
5/14/201942 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 224: How To Achieve Financial & Location Independence W/ Shlomo Freund

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Shlomo Freund. Shlomo is an entrepreneur who, over the past 15 years, has slowly built the life he really wanted for himself, by conducting careful finances and creating a location independent lifestyle, with a good work & life balance and passive income streams. You see, Shlomo started by building a successful company in China, and over time realized that what he wanted was a remote lifestyle. Today he helps people avoid the regular approach of making/saving money for its own sake and waiting until the end of life to be able to travel, see the world, and relax. He and his wife, as he told me on the episode, are currently in Sri Lanka with their 3-year-old, traveling and working, and just enjoying life. I know a lot of you are really interested in remote lifestyles, but think that you need to have all kinds of skills and money to be able to travel, work, and live this kind of lifestyle - the truth is, that is wrong. You can actually do this, you can actually become location independent, and you can actually achieve this incredible life of adventure - in this episode, you are going to learn how. So, I really enjoyed the episode, it definitely inspired me to have some conversation with my fiancee, and I think you are really going to enjoy it as well! -Jonathan Levi
5/7/201943 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 223: The Foundation For A Healthy Body: Oral Health W/ Trina Felber

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Trina Felber. Trina is a return guest and the Creator and CEO of Primal Life Organics, which does all kinds of natural health care products. Trina is an expert and former nurse who has taken a path towards helping people promote health in natural ways. She believes that the antiseptic products we use in our mouths are doing a lot more harm than good - and as I learned, after talking with her and getting some of the experience of her 25 years as a registered nurse, a lot of your health, and potentially all of it, starts with your mouth. It is the entry point to your entire gut, and the way that you treat your mouth is going to influence the way that your brain, body, gut, muscles, and everything else functions. I had my mind blown, and, to be honest, I was thoroughly scared away by some of the things that she said - I'll probably have to throw out about 15 different products in my house. But, there is a lot of incredible value here that will teach you how to take care of your mouth and therefore the rest of your health. I really enjoyed the episode - I learned a lot. It's amazing to me that after 220+ episode I'm still learning new things even from guests that I've already had on the show. This is what makes it fun and engaging both for me and hopefully for all of you as well! -Jonathan Levi  
4/30/201950 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 222: How To Take Control Of Your Personal & Business Finances W/ Diana House

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Diana House. Diana is a business finance expert, a serial entrepreneur that has sold 2 e-commerce companies, a private lender, and a real estate investor. She also loves the challenge of becoming SuperHuman through adventures in diet, exercise, mindset, faith, goal setting, and personal development. I know that business finance is not a topic that we often talk about in the show, but I actually had a call with Diana as a coach, and I found her very interesting - in fact, she had such an interesting way of looking at life, the world, personal finance, goal setting, and growth, that I just had to have her on the show. Diana has probably done the most investment in herself and in improving herself out of literally anybody that I know, and you know that I always love to meet those kinds of people and hear what the best things that they've done are, what the best investments they have made are, and what are the best mindset changes they have gone through. So we had a really great episode, we had no shortage of things to talk about, as happens every single time with Diana, and I think you folks are really going to enjoy it. We talk about the best things that she has ever done for herself, we talk about a lot of different ways that you can become financially SuperHuman and change your mindset not just about who you are and what you are worth, but also about money and how you use it in your life to create health, happiness, and success. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
4/23/201953 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 221: Hal Elrod On Achieving Your Dreams With The Miracle Equation

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to a really special and deeply inspiring episode of the show. Today we are rejoined by one of the most popular guests we've ever had on the show - the amazing and astounding Hal Elrod. You probably know Hal because he is the author of the incredible series of books called The Miracle Morning, which is sold all over the world in many different languages and many different variants. Hal has recently celebrated selling over a million copies of that book, and I personally can tell you it is one of the episodes and books that people most tell me changed their lives over the 220+ episodes we've done on the show. What many people don't know is that, after writing that book, Hal once again faced another near-death experience. He was diagnosed with a very rare and very aggressive form of cancer, which he has managed to, knock on wood, survive and beat against all odds, once again defying death. He has recently published a new book called The Miracle Equation, talking about how he did this, and how he reached this level of tenacity, ambition, faith, and effort in his life. Every time I talk to Hal and hear him speak, either in Genius Network meetings or when hanging out in a group of people, I'm always blown away by his energy, his enthusiasm, his passion, and his wisdom - and this is how I feel about this episode as well! I know you folks are going to get a lot from this episode, as I did too! -Jonathan Levi
4/16/201958 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 220: How To Make The Leap Of Your Life And Thrive W/ Tommy Baker

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Tommy Baker. In case you haven't heard of Tommy, he is the host of the Resist Average Academy podcast, and he helps dreamers, visionaries, and entrepreneurs bring their dreams to life —and create a life they just can’t wait to wake up for. He is the author of UnResolution, The 1% Rule, and The Leap Of Your Life, and he helps people live up to their potential through his writing, coaching, podcasting, and many more activities. In this wide-ranging episode, we talk not just about how to resist average and get yourself to the level that you want, but also where most people fall short, where they get stuck, and some of the things that both he and I have experienced in life that have made us pivot, change, grow and develop. We go really deep, we go into biohacking, and although it takes us a little while to get into the conversation itself, I really enjoyed this episode. I learned a lot and I got a few really powerful ideas that I'm going to start implementing tomorrow in my journaling routine and in some of the warm-up rituals that I do every single morning. It's amazing to me that after 220 episodes I am still learning new things from guests like Mr. Tommy Baker. Please enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
4/9/201941 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 219: How To Figure Out Your Nutrition In The Modern World W/ Dr. David Friedman

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. David Friedman. Dr. Friedman is a #1 bestselling author, a Doctor of Naturopathy, a Clinical Nutritionist and a Chiropractic Neurologist - in other words, he has a lot of degrees and certifications. He is actually a Board Certified Alternative Medical Practitioner, Board Certified in Integrative Medicine, and a registered Naturopathic Diplomate. Dr. Friedman received a post-doctorate certification from Harvard Medical School, and is a former teacher of neurology - he has even authored a college textbook. He is an expert in all things body, nutrition, and nervous system, and you've probably seen him writing in U.S News & World Report, Newsweek, Readers Digest, Healthy Living, AARP Magazine, and Woman’s Day. He’s also been a guest on over a hundred syndicated radio and television shows. Friedman’s list of clients has included many top celebrities like John Travolta, Jenny McCarthy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Val Kilmer, and Paul Newman. On top of all that, he hosts his own radio show. Amazing, right? So, what did we talk about in this episode? Well, most of the time we talked about the most important thing in health, which is nutrition. But we also learned a lot about chiropractic, both as a philosophy and as a practice. I learned a ton in this episode about different ways to identify healthy foods, about different things that go on in the body when you eat certain foods, and also some really interesting health hacks that I'd never been exposed to. This episode is full of insights that we haven't heard in the show before, so I think you are really going to enjoy this - Dr. Friedman is just full of energy and has a really great personality. -Jonathan Levi
4/2/201947 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 218: How Passion Really Works & How To Utilize It W/ Brad Stulberg & Steve Magness

Greetings, SuperFriends! For this week's episode, I got on a call with 2 incredibly smart authors, Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness. They are the co-authors of the new and highly anticipated book The Passion Paradox: A Guide to Going All-In, Finding Success, and Discovering the Benefits of an Unbalanced Life. You folks probably know that I'm passionate about passion - but the truth is, we've never actually had anyone on the show talk about it as a field of study or a field of Becoming SuperHuman. So, I wanted to have these 2 gentlemen on the show - and I learned that this is really an emerging field which is still not so well understood, similar to the way flow states were 20-30 years ago. In the episode, we talked about passion and how it is such an ambiguous, kind of misunderstood area of human experience, and we also set aside some time to really understand where these misconceptions are, how people perceive passion, why passion is important in your life, and most importantly, I think, how you can actually go about getting more passion in your life. In fact, and somewhat unexpectedly, there are ways that you can achieve that and strategies that actually really surprised me. Another thing that surprised me about this episode was what I learned about recovery. We've talked about recovery a lot on this podcast and especially in the Becoming SuperHuman MasterMind where Benjamin Hardy did a whole segment on it. Well, Brad and Steve gave me some really incredible ideas for how I can supercharge my own recovery periods so that I bounce back faster from long working or recording days. I really enjoyed this episode, and I know you are going to as well! -Jonathan Levi
3/26/201943 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 217: JJ Virgin On The Things You Must Know About Health & Nutrition

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by a four-time New York Times best-selling author! She is a prominent TV and media personality, who has been featured as a co-host of TLC’s Freaky Eaters, and has spent years as the on-camera nutritionist for Weight Loss Challenges on Dr. Phil, also appearing on places like PBS, Dr. Oz, Rachael Ray, Access Hollywood, and the TODAY Show. She is also a successful serial entrepreneur with a number of events, summits, organizations, and an entire line of food and nutrition products with her name on it. I'm talking of course about JJ Virgin. Now, if you haven't heard of JJ, I have to admit that I find that very strange - but, don't worry, we are going to get you caught up to speed on this woman - or rather, this force of nature in the health and wellness industry. In the episode, we're going to learn how she got to where she is, as well as all the health recommendations that have made her one of the top thought leaders in the space. It's an incredible conversation packed with all kinds of insights - I learned a ton - and, as you'll hear, I definitely hit it off with JJ! I'm looking forward to what you all have to say. -Jonathan Levi
3/19/201952 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 216: Improving Sleep & Letting Go Of Alcohol W/ James Swanwick

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by James Swanwick. James is a serial entrepreneur, an Australian-American investor, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, host of The James Swanwick Show podcast and the author of The 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge. In fact, Forbes listed James as one of 25 Professional Networking Experts to Watch. But, despite all these, he is probably best known for his company Swannies or Swanwick Sleep, which produces blue blocking glasses. Now, the reason I wanted James on the show is not just because I use his product pretty much every night when I'm broadcasting or doing Facebook lives in front of the screen, but also because he, like me, is an avid bio-hacker, and has all kinds of thoughts on different ways to live and feel better. In the episode, we talk about sleep, we talk about the benefits of letting go of alcohol, and we also cover a lot of different kinds of habits that can make you feel more SuperHuman. I really enjoyed this conversation with James, and I know you will as well. -Jonathan Levi
3/12/201939 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 215: What Scaling A Business Really Looks Like W/ Allison Maslan

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Allison Maslan. Allison is a fellow Genius Network member, the CEO of Pinnacle Global Network - the world leader in scaling businesses - and she also is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller, "Scale or Fail". In addition to that, Allison has built 10 successful companies, starting out at age 19. As if these are not enough, she is an accomplished trapeze artist, and she even has a background in homeopathy, among many other very interesting topics that we get into on the show. You may have seen Allison in Success, Fortune, Inc, Fast Company and Forbes Magazine, or as a featured expert on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, as well as many others. Now, on this episode, I wanted to understand how Allison has maintained such high performance throughout her career. I know we don't normally talk about business topics, but we got into that a little bit, and we also got into self-care. Truth is, I think I got an understanding of what makes her tick, and how she's able to motivate and drive herself to accomplish so much - which, at the end of the day, is what this show is all about. I'm sure you folks are really going to enjoy this episode! -Jonathan Levi
3/5/201944 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 214: Chris Bailey On Distractions, Overstimulation, And The Power Of Focus

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are once again joined by probably one of my favorite guests of all time - I know I'm not supposed to pick favorites - and definitely one of the guests that we've had on this show the most. That is, Chris Bailey. Chris is a productivity expert, international bestselling author, and blogger extraordinaire. He is the author of The Productivity Project, which has been published in eleven languages, while his second book that just came out, Hyperfocus: How to Be More Productive in a World of Distraction, was published in seven languages at launch. Chris also writes about productivity at alifeofproductivity.com, and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive, without hating the process. You've probably seen him in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, The Huffington Post, Harvard Business Review, TED, Fortune, Fast Company, and Lifehacker, among others. In today's episode, for the first time, Chris and I talked about more than just productivity - we also talked about distraction, mindset, and how to get into the right state of mind so that you can be healthier, happier, and, of course, more productive. We talked about why he wrote another book on avoiding distraction after Cal Newport wrote Deep Work, which Chris took like a champ. And, as we always do, we joked, we laughed, and we shared our geek out strategies. This episode is honestly jam-packed full of different strategies that you can use to live a better and more productive life, and, if you take away just one or two of them, I have no doubt that you will be a little bit more SuperHuman. -Jonathan Levi
2/26/201948 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 213: Nick Sonnenberg On The Magic Of Automation & Outsourcing

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Nick Sonnenberg. Nick is a former binary options software developer and fellow life-hacker, turned into a founder of a company called Leverage. In case you didn't know, Nick is a renowned expert in productivity and life-hacking - and, unsurprisingly, that is largely what Leverage does. They are a company that helps you outsource a lot of tasks to a high-level workforce. In the episode, we didn't talk that much about outsourcing, but we did geek out about our favorite productivity and automation hacks, and all the different things that we have managed to get off of our plate from learning about all these kinds of hacks. As often happens, this is a far-ranging conversation. I really enjoyed talking to Nick, and I know that you will do so, too! -Jonathan Levi
2/19/201947 minutes
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Ep. 212: The Science And Magic Behind Music And Brain.fm W/ Daniel Clark

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week we are going to explore how you can become SuperHuman simply by putting on a pair of headphones... 😮 No, I'm not talking about some crazy electrode that hacks your brain. I'm talking about music that is specifically designed to help you focus, help you fall asleep, help you calm down, or get you amped up. You see, today I interviewed the CEO of a company called brain.fm, Daniel Clark. Some of you may have heard of them, seeing as they are creating scientifically-backed music that elicits specific states in the brain... So, I wanted to figure out not just how this works, but why it works, and how we can leverage this new technology to improve our lives. This turned out to be a far-ranging conversation. Dan and I really hit it off, and we just went into all the geeky things he and I both do to optimize our performance. I know that you are really going to enjoy this conversation! -Jonathan Levi
2/12/201946 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 211: Viewing The World Through The Eyes Of An Economist W/ Steven Landsburg

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Steven Landsburg. Steven is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester, and he's written a number of books including More Sex is Safer Sex, The Armchair Economist, and, most recently, Can You Outsmart An Economist?. You may be wondering about what economics has to do with Becoming SuperHuman. Well, the reason I wanted to interview Dr. Landsburg is because of the way that he looks at the world. Economists as a whole see the world differently and are able to understand the reasons behind the things that the rest of us don't see, or think are completely random. You'll immediately see this in the examples that he gives. As it turns out, his latest book's subtitle is "100+ puzzles to train your brain", and I think you'll understand why. Through the course of the episode, we go deeper and deeper into the logic, rational thinking, and critical thinking that economics has trained Steven to be an expert in. On top of that, we also learn why even a basic study of these kinds of problems, helps him and anyone who studies this stuff better understand the world around them. It's an absolutely fascinating episode, which I really enjoyed recording, and I know you will enjoy it too! -Jonathan Levi
2/5/201946 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 210: Rock Thomas On Finding Your Voice & Transforming Your Identity

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Rock Thomas. Rock is a coach, author, entrepreneur, who has inspired 72 million people to take action, led 35 people to become millionaires, is the bestselling author of 3 books, is a serial success entrepreneur, is a Tony Robbins mastery level trainer, and a creator of a Global movement - wow! Rock leads the #IAMmovement and a number of high-level MasterMinds, such as M1 and Gobundance. On top of all of that, Rock has actually trained directly with such greats like Tony Robbins, Jack Canfield, and Wayne Dyer. Now, in this episode, as you can imagine, Rock and I really hit it off. We learned all about his story, the struggles he went through early in life and what they taught him, and we just went deeper and deeper from there. We talked about mindset, the power of words, success, money, and the impact and role that each can play in your life. This was a really great episode! I'm not gonna spoil it all for you, but let me tell you that I really enjoyed the episode with Rock, and immediately after the call was over, we made plans to start working together on another exciting piece of content that we want to put out - if you want to learn more about that, make sure you check out https://jle.vi/mastermind, where you'll get the opportunity to discover much more from Rock and me in the very near future. Without any further ado, please enjoy my conversation with my latest SuperFriend, Rock Thomas. -Jonathan Levi
1/29/201956 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 209: How To Use The “Slipstream Technique” To Shortcut Your Career Success & Learn Directly From Industry Transformers — With Brandon Fong

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to a very special episode of the show! You see, this week we are joined by my right-hand man, Brandon Fong. He runs up a lot of our company's efforts and is really the swiss army knife at SuperHuman Enterprises. As a college student, Brandon published a four-category Amazon best-selling book, launched and failed at his first startup venture, acquired tens of thousands of dollars of scholarships, and traveled to 13 different countries while pursuing a double major in entrepreneurship and marketing with a digital marketing emphasis, and a minor in Spanish. His work has also been featured in Fast Company, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Huffington Post, and the School for Startups radio. But, that's not why Brandon is on the show today. Brandon is on the show because, 9 months before graduation, he leveraged his brand and experiences to secure a 100% remote marketing position at his dream company - and yes, that is my company. After joining the company, Brandon became one of the most valuable team members we have, and he's helped me grow the business. Now, what does this have to do with being SuperHuman? Well, it turns out that none of this happened by accident. Brandon had actually spent years developing his own methodology for working his way into the inner circles of some of the most influential and successful people in the world, and then getting them to lovingly mentor him and invest in him and his future efforts. Again, this did not happen by accident. Brandon has worked with people like Kevin Harrington, Noah Kagan, myself, Ben Hardy, and many more, and in this episode, he's going to teach you exactly how he does it. He's going to teach you how to stand out from every other job candidate, whether you're young, old, experienced, or a novice, and he's going to show you a different and better way to make yourself stand out so you can be more competitive and more successful in the job market. And I know that appeals to every single one of us. So, I think you're really going to enjoy this episode - I definitely did. -Jonathan Levi
1/22/201948 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 208: Chris Voss On The Art Of Negotiation And Building Trust With People

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to a very special episode! It is special because... I originally lost it. No, I'm not joking... Out of 200+ episodes, I have never lost a podcast episode, and yet this one I did. To make things even worse, the episode was amazing - in fact, I think it was our best episode recorded in 2018. Anyway, the great news is our guest was so gracious that he was willing to rerecord it! And now, I hear you asking, who is this amazing guest? Well, it is Chris Voss, the CEO of the Black Swan Group and author of the national best-seller "Never Split The Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It", which was named one of the seven best books on negotiation. A 24-year veteran of the FBI, plus former member of a SWAT team, Chris retired as the lead international kidnapping negotiator, and then built his company helping businesses and individuals solve problems based on that exact experience and the accompanying skills. Their negotiation methodology focuses on something different, which is discovering the “Black Swans,” small pieces of information that have a huge effect on an outcome. Chris and his team have helped companies secure and close better deals, save money, and solve internal communication problems. Which is why you've probably seen Chris in TIME, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Inc., Fast Company, Fortune, The Washington Post, CNN, ABC News and much more... Chris Voss is the negotiation expert. And, if you're not in business and wondering what you're going to learn today that's valuable to you, it turns out that negotiation is a part of all of our lives, every single day, and we often don't even realize it. The skills that Chris teaches to people are not only revolutionalizing their businesses, they're also revolutionalizing their relationships, their families, their personal lives, and much more. In this episode, we go deep in various amazing topics, like: Human psychology How you can better build trust with people How you can deal with incredibly high-stress situations without freaking out Why you need to learn to handle stress to become more effective And, of course, how to better negotiate and have better outcomes both for you and for your partner It's an incredible episode, which I think is almost as good, if not just as good as the first time we recorded it! I'm certain you folks are going to enjoy this! - Jonathan Levi
1/15/201947 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 207: Making The Transition To Becoming An Entrepreneur W/ Steve Glaveski

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Steve Glaveski. Steve is an entrepreneur, an author, and a podcaster, and he is on a mission to unlock the latent potential of organizations and their people so that they can create more impact for humanity and ultimately lead more fulfilling lives. He is also the Co-Founder and CEO of Collective Campus, an innovation accelerator based in Melbourne and Singapore, that works with large organizations around the globe. In fact, Steve’s company has worked with the likes of Telstra, National Australia Bank, Clifford Chance, King & Wood Mallesons, BNP Paribas, Microsoft, and so on. On top of all that, he is the founder of Lemonade Stand, a children's entrepreneurship program that helps kids understand the fundamentals of design thinking and start-up philosophy. And, as if these are not enough, Steve has also authored the forthcoming book Employee to Entrepreneur: How To Earn Your Freedom and Do Work That Matters. And that topic is exactly why I wanted to have Steve on the show - quick note, Steve has a show of his own, Future Squared, which I will be appearing on very shortly. I wanted to meet with Steve and ask him a question that a lot of you have asked me before, which is how to make the transition to becoming an entrepreneur, and what the necessary skills to survive the cutthroat world of entrepreneurship are. It's an incredible episode, especially for anyone who's ever thought of doing their own thing, and I know you guys are going to enjoy this episode a lot! -Jonathan Levi
1/8/201943 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 206: Turning Your Dreams Into Achievable Goals W/ Lucia Giovannini

Today we are joined by Lucia Giovannini, which is a very Italian name - and a wonderful conversation, too! Lucia Giovannini is a former Italian super-model turned a best-selling author, spiritual teacher, transformational coach, environmental & animal activist. Her best-selling book “A Whole New Life”, published by Hay House India, sold thousands of copies around the world, was translated into 8 languages, and will be debuting in the US in March 2019. I sat down with Lucia to talk a little bit about mindset, and a little bit about setting goals and how we achieve them - but also, just to learn what are the skills that she took away from a highly successful career in modeling, and how she transferred those forward. I think you'll get some useful reminders, and some interesting new perspectives in this episode. I certainly enjoyed it, and I'm sure you will do so too! -Jonathan Levi
1/1/201940 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 205: Rand Fishkin On Choosing Your Own Path In Business & Life

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Rand Fishkin. Rand is the founder of SparkToro, but you might know him from his previous company - he was the co-founder of Moz and Inbound.org. Rand has dedicated his professional life to helping people do better marketing through the Whiteboard Friday video series, his blog, and his book, Lost and Founder: A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World. I was introduced to Rand by a mutual friend, Stephan Spencer, who told me that we "just had to speak" because we would have so many things in common - well, we did. In this conversation, we ranged from entrepreneurship to depression and anxiety, to quality of life. We also covered how you can implement some of the strategies that Rand has used to achieve what I would call is a SuperHuman level of not only success. but quality of life as well. It's a very interesting and far-ranging conversation, so it is my pleasure to present you with this great episode! -Jonathan Levi
12/25/201842 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 204: Jeff Sanders On The Importance Of Carving Free Time For Yourself

Greetings, SuperFriends!   Today we are joined once again by Jeff Sanders. Jeff is a keynote speaker, and the author of The Free-Time Formula and The 5 AM Miracle, which we talked about in our previous episode together. He is also the host of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, which has ranked #1 in iTunes in the Self-Help and Business categories, been nominated for 6 Podcast Awards, and exceeded 6 million downloads. That is a very impressive number, let me tell you from one podcaster to another. As you guys know, Jeff and I see eye-to-eye on many things, productivity and beyond. Therefore, this episode is a wide-ranging and casual conversation. We talk about Jeff’s latest book, we talk about the anxiety and stress breakdown that led to writing that book, and we get into some philosophical questions about “what the point is” and “why you should free up your time, plus why you shouldn’t”. I really enjoyed the conversation, which is a pretty good indicator that you will do the same. So, without any further ado, go ahead and listen to the episode with my SuperFriend, Mr. Jeff Sanders. -Jonathan Levi
12/18/201834 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 203: The Science & Magic Of Lucid Dreaming W/ Charlie Morley

Greetings, SuperFriends! You should know that I’m really excited because I enjoyed this episode so much! You’re going to see, or I should say understand, why… Well, today we are joined by Charlie Morley. Charlie is a best-selling author and teacher of lucid dreaming and shadow integration. Now, if you don’t know what lucid dreaming is, it is having dreams where you know you’re dreaming, but not just that – in lucid dreaming, you can also control your dreams. As I learned, lucid dreaming is a lot more than flying, skydiving, and doing other fun stuff – it’s actually a deep spiritual practice that you can use for psychological recovery, accelerated learning and for much more. In fact, Charlie was actually “authorized to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008, and has since developed a holistic approach to dream work called “Mindfulness of Dream & Sleep”. He has also written three books which have been translated into 13 languages! He’s spoken at Cambridge University, The Houses of Parliament, and he is a regular expert panelist for The Guardian. In 2018 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship grant to research “mindfulness-based PTSD treatment”. Charlie also runs workshops, lectures all over the world, and, as you’ll see, he’s an absolutely awesome guy. I so enjoyed this interview and I learned so much about lucid dreaming, which I thought I knew a fair bit about. Well, I didn’t. I’m also very excited because Charlie and I talked after the show, and we actually decided that we are going to do a 30-day challenge around lucid dreaming, where he will coach a select group of listeners into lucid dreaming and how to actually use it to make an impact to their life. If you want to learn more about that and get involved in the challenge, you can go to https://jle.vi/mastermind. Now, without any further ado, let me introduce you to my lucid dreaming SuperFriend, Charlie Morley. -Jonathan Levi
12/11/201854 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 202: Dave Asprey: You're In Charge Of Your Biology

Greetings, SuperFriends!   Today we are joined by one of the biggest names, if not the biggest, in the biohacking and longevity movements! I’m talking, of course, about the Bulletproof founder, Dave Asprey. Now, if you have been living under a rock and you haven’t heard about Bulletproof, well, they are not just a coffee company – they are one of the fastest growing supplement and nutrition companies in America. Dave has already published two New York Times best-selling books, and he joined our show today to tell us all about his all-new book Game Changers, which is coming out December 4th, everywhere books are sold. That’s the exact same day that this episode comes out, by the way, so you may want to go and check out the book right now! Throughout this interview, we talked to Dave about his journey from being a Silicon Valley executive to fixing his health and to founding Bulletproof. We also discussed various more topics, like the things that drive him, emotional trauma, physical trauma, recovery, and longevity. It’s a wide-ranging episode – one that can only happen when 2 seasoned life-hackers meet and meld minds. I always love talking to Dave because he’s a very intelligent guy with a great attitude, and he really really cares about helping people perform at their best. In fact, in this episode, we talk about the 450 people that he interviewed on his podcast, and how he transformed that wisdom into his latest book. I’m sure that you folks are going to enjoy this episode. -Jonathan Levi
12/4/201853 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 201: The Effects A Religion - Judaism - Has On The Brain W/ Dr. Andrew Newberg

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are rejoined by Dr. Andrew Newberg. Dr. Newberg is currently the Associate Director in Charge of Research at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital in Philadelphia. He is also a Professor in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University, and the adjunct professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. (Try saying all that out loud!) Dr. Newberg is also, as you know from our previous episode, which I highly recommend, one of the preeminent experts on the study of neurotheology, which looks into how religion affects our brain - a very interesting topic. He's published over 200 peer-reviewed articles on the subject, and he's authored a number of books, including How God Changes Your Brain, Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, and his most recent book The Rabbi's Brain, which is what we wanted to talk about in the episode. Now, I want you to avoid the temptation to go "Oh, this is an episode about Jewish stuff and I'm not Jewish - who cares...", because I'm also not very Jewish, despite being a Levi and born into Judaism. As we learn from our episode with Andre Norman and many other episodes, you don't have to be of a particular faith to learn some of the lessons and some of the values from it - you don't even have to particularly be faithful, as there are a lot of good stuff in there anyway. So, my goal for this episode was to understand how a specific religion (in this case, Judaism, but it could be anything) actually affects our brain, whether it benefits or hurts us, and what are the things that are happening in the brain. I was especially interested in this because of my fascination with not only the brain itself, but also meditation and how it changes our brain. So I wanted to know, is meditation different from reciting Hail Mary, reading the Shema, or doing the morning prayer in Islam? In the episode, we answer all these questions and many more - I think you are really going to enjoy this episode, as I always enjoy chatting with Dr. Newberg! -Jonathan Levi
11/27/201839 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 200: We hear from you, our valued listeners!

Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to a very special episode, number #200, of The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast! Can you all believe it's already been 200 episodes? I certainly cannot! For this episode, we tried to put our heads together to think of another way to commemorate this massive milestone. Now, if you remember the last time we hit a milestone of this proportion, episode #100, I went back and reviewed my top takeaways from all 100 episodes. Well, that nearly killed me, so we didn't do that again. 😝 Instead, we took a page out of Tim Ferriss's playbook, and did a drunk dial - except I haven't had a sip of alcohol in 3.5 years, so we did a sober dial! I called everywhere and everyone from the United Kingdom, to Baghdad, Turkey, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Wisconsin, and Egypt. I answered your own questions, and, to be honest, I had a really great time doing it! Without any further ado, I'm going to present to you, well, you! If you enjoy this episode by the way, and you want to hear me do more of them, let me know by shooting out a tweet to @gosuperhuman, and letting us know that you enjoyed it. If you did, well we will do many more episodes just like this. Now, without any further ado, you! -Jonathan Levi
11/20/20181 hour, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 199: Diving Deep Into Mindset And Power Couples W/ Brian Grasso & Carrie Campbell

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by my fellow Genius Network members, Brian Grasso & Carrie Campbell. They are of "Brian & Carrie - In the Morning", a 5-day a week live show that used to offer daily mindset training. Brian & Carrie are considered some of the top experts in mindset training, and they've even developed their own "Eliminate Your Limits" system. They've actually spent decades, together and individually, in the trenches, coaching and working with people and helping them reach their greatest levels of success and happiness, in everything from health, to wealth, to relationships. In case you didn't know, Brian & Carrie are a happily married couple with an incredible story - they work together, they live together, they love together. In the episode, we didn't just go into mindset and why it's so important. We go way deeper than just the fluff of "you need to set your mindset for success" - we actually went into what happens in the brain and how do you actually change your mindset and upgrade the way that you think so that you will succeed. But, we also go into their secrets for having a wonderful power couple relationship, which I really enjoyed, as I'm currently building my own relationship. I'm sure that you folks are going to just love this episode. Brian & Carrie have such an incredible relationship together, and they're so complementary to one another. Enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
11/13/201857 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 198: Health, Supplements, And Digital Addiction W/ Evan DeMarco

Today we are joined by Evan DeMarco. Evan is a sports medicine and nutrition expert, a published author, a public speaker, and a frequent guest on television, radio, and digital platforms. He is also a successful serial entrepreneur whose interest in diet, health, and supplements began as an athlete and consumer, and led him to create a supplement called Alpha Omega. Now, in order to do that, he actually went back to school, studied bio- and organic chemistry, and dove deep into everything from prenatal supplements to fat-soluble vitamins. And, as you folks can imagine - you know me - I geeked out hard on this episode, and I really enjoyed learning all about all of these things. It's not every day that I get to talk to a biochemist or an organic chemist - and I get to talk to both today. So we learn a lot in this episode, for example about some of the supplements that you might want to consider because of some of the dietary imbalances and deficiencies that we have in our modern diet and lifestyle. We also talk - of course - about one of my favorite subjects which is digital addiction, and what it is doing to our brains. The rest of the things we talked about, well, I'll leave it to you folks to discover! But I'll tell you this: I'm sure you're going to enjoy the episode, because I certainly did!
11/5/201847 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 197: Defining What You Want & Implementing Change W/ Dov Gordon

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by my fellow immigrant here in Israel, Dov Gordon. Dov is what you'd call a coach of coaches, and he helps coaches, consultants, and experts get their ideal clients, consistently. You may wonder, why talk to a business coach that coaches other business coaches? Well, that is because Dov coaches other coaches, and is the leader of a massive MasterMind that I've met a number of high-level people through. Dov has a unique insight about how progress, change, and improvement are made in our lives, and I wanted to have him on the show to get a feel for how he implements change, not just with his clients, but in his own life. I wanted to understand some of the different ways that we go about, and I think Dov has a very unique perspective - for instance, you'll hear him talk about "striking at the roots and not at the leaves", among other things. Honestly, a lot of interesting stuff came up throughout this episode, about the way that we make change in our lives, the things that we think we want but maybe are not fully what we want, the things that we convince ourselves that we want, which are not at all what we want, as well as other interesting and enjoyable insights. So, I'm sure that you folks will enjoy my episode with my new SuperFriend, Mr. Dov Gordon. -Jonathan Levi
10/30/201840 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ep. 196: How To Create The World’s Most Valuable Network W/ Joe Polish

Greetings, SuperFriends! I have a treat for you today! Many of you, if you've been on the show for any period of time, have heard the name Joe Polish. And if you haven't, well, Joe is the reason I know about 50%-75% of our recent guests. Joe Polish is the founder of the I Love Marketing Podcast, founder of Piranha Marketer, and the founder of Genius Network, the world's greatest high-level entrepreneur MasterMind, where I and entrepreneurs like me spend about $25.000 (I think this year I spent $35.000) to get into a room with other high-level entrepreneurs and thought leaders. Now, beyond that, Joe is (what I often refer to him as is) the most beloved marketer in the world. He is a marketing expert, and his ability not just to market, but also to build relationships and maintain them, has put him on the Rolodex and first name basis of people like Tony Robbins, Peter Diamandis, Ray Kurzweil, Tim Ferriss, Richard Branson - the list literally goes on and on and on. In fact, when I was hanging out with Joe, he got a missed call from, well, I won't say who, but a very very impressive name, and he is constantly in contact with some of the world's most powerful and influential people. Now, I wanted to know how. How does someone go from, as Joe always says, being a dead broke carpet cleaner living on credit cards, to having literally the most valuable network of anyone I've ever met. There are heads of state who have a less impressive and less valuable network than Joe Polish. I wanted to understand not just how he did it, but what are the methodologies, what are the techniques, what are the skills, that we can learn from Joe's journey, and his rise. Well, I think you folks won't be disappointed. This episode delivers a ton of actionable, SuperHuman relationship building tips and tricks and strategies, and you'll also get to know one of the more interesting people that I've met and had the pleasure to spend time with. A small note: we did record this episode in person at the Genius Network headquarters a few weeks ago, therefore the audio quality is not what you would normally expect, but it is certainly worth powering through. So, without any further ado, let me present to you my SuperFriend, Joe Polish. -Jonathan Levi
10/23/20181 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 195: What It Really Means To Turn Your Life Around W/ Andre Norman

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today I'll start with a "wow"! We've tried to edit out all the "wow"s, because I ended up saying it a lot during this episode. That's because my guest today is Andre Norman. Andre is known to many as The Ambassador Of Hope, and the story that he tells is going to shake you to your core. Andre went from an extremely troubled childhood to prison, where he spent 14 years of his life, and was sentenced with over a 100 years. Today, however, he is a world renounced speaker, he has worked with Harvard University, MIT, he has spoken in Honduras, the Bahamas, Sweden, Guatemala, and he's been involved in turning around massive companies, like Prudential Insurance, Bovis Lend Lease, Deutsche Bank, and more. In fact, there's a huge list here of massive companies that you've probably heard of! In this episode, we talk about how such a transition, such a turnaround, is possible for anyone, but also for Andre. I had my mind thoroughly blown as to just what is possible when a human being commits themselves to change and how so much suffering in our lives can be turned around to help others who are suffering like us, like we once were. This is a super inspiring episode, and I know you folks are going to love it! -Jonathan Levi
10/16/201855 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 194: Meditation And Optimizing Your Brain W/ Ariel Garten, Founder Of Muse

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week's episode is a really interesting one, which I'm so happy we did! We are joined by Ariel Garten, a neuroscientist, an innovator, a mother, and an entrepreneur, whose driving purpose is to empower and help others overcome mental obstacles in order to live healthy, happy lives and reach their maximum potential. What is probably most known about Ariel, is that she is the founder of InteraXon, the makers of the wildly popular device Muse, which is also known as the brain-sensing headband. But, what I didn't realize, is that behind Muse's award-winning wearable technology, there is a lot of neuroscience. In fact, Ariel herself was a neuroscientific researcher. So, you can just imagine how much we geeked out about the brain, about learning, about health, and about optimizing our lives. You will immediately see why Ariel has been so successful, and you'll be fascinated to go into a side of meditation that we've not covered before, which is the science behind it. How does it actually work, what is going on in your brain and why should everybody, even those of you that think "well, I just can't meditate", be meditating. It's a wonderful episode, which I know you folks are really going to enjoy! -Jonathan Levi
10/9/201850 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 193: Nelson Dellis On Teaching And On How To Turn Failures Into Fuel

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are re-joined by Nelson Dellis. And this is a big deal, not just because Nelson is the 4-time USA Memory Champion, but because he was the 5th ever episode guest on this show! I think I've gotten a lot better at interviewing since then. Nelson, on the other hand, has gotten a lot better at many things, including writing. In fact, he came back to talk to us about the 2 books that he has published since, as well as about numerous climbs up some of the world's largest mountains. Nelson also runs a thriving charity called "Climb For Memory", and travels all around the world teaching these incredible memory techniques. We had a very far and wide-ranging conversation, where we talk about everything from dealing with failure, to the difference between being a subject matter expert and teaching. Of course, as you can expect, we go all the way to some memory hacks that you can implement in your own life. It's a great episode, and I always enjoy talking to Nelson. That is why he has become a SuperFriend in the years since he originally came on the show! So, I just know that you are going to enjoy this episode with Nelson Dellis! -Jonathan Levi
10/2/201842 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 192: Calisthenics, Kaizen Philosophy, and Business Management W/ Tee Major

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined, once again, by my friend Tee Major. If you haven't heard our first episode with Tee, you might want to check it out. He's a pretty awesome guy! In that episode, we talked about all his experiences and the things that he has learned from training the world's most elite warriors. He's actually trained every single branch of the military, in their fitness regimen, and he's lived in places like Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, and Afghanistan. But now, in this episode, we're talking a little bit more about the actual, practical, hands-on of Calisthenics. For instance, what is Calisthenics, how does it fit into your fitness routine, and how you can remain fit and healthy on the go if you don't have access to equipment. We also talked about some other stuff. In fact, we went into a total tangent about business management, and how the lessons learned there can make you a better human being in all of your relationships. I hope you folks get a lot of value out of that! I really wanted to go on this tangent, as it's something I'm learning so much about. It was an opportunity for me to use the Feynman Technique and teach someone else what I've been learning. So, without any further ado, I know you folks are really going to enjoy this episode with Tee Major! -Jonathan Levi
9/25/201845 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 191: Bringing Functional Medicine In Your Life W/ Elyse Wagner

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Elyse Wagner. Elyse is another person that I met through Genius Network (it seems like my entire network is now becoming wonderful people from Genius Network)! Elyse has a passion for educating & empowering others to become the CEO of their health, and, for that reason, she is the proud co-founder of FMCA, the global leader in health coaching. Their innovative training courses are making personalized healthcare a reality for the world. While that's just the bio that I wanted to give for Elyse, I think that it perfectly lines up with what we talked about in the episode. Because we've talked about functional medicine a lot in the past, as we've had incredible guests, from Mark Hyman to Sachin Patel, we've learned a lot about what functional medicine is. What we haven't actually learned, though, is how we can start applying and approaching it from a way that's practical and affordable in our own lives. Having a functional medicine doctor can cost tens of thousands of dollars a year, and that's not realistic for a lot of people. Personally, I really loved my biggest takeaway from the episode, which was that you don't have to completely jump ship to benefit from the things that functional medicine is discovering and teaching. You can work with your doctor in a different way, you can be an educated consumer of medicine, and you can always find a functional medicine coach - Elyse will share with you how to do that. I really enjoyed chatting with Elyse. She has an incredible energy and vibrancy, and it is, as you'll find out, only because of functional medicine. We really hear a lot in this episode about her journey to health and wellness, both emotionally and physically. I really believe that you will enjoy this episode, too! -Jonathan Levi
9/18/201839 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 190: Music, Meditation, And How To Finally Commit To It W/ Jason Campbell

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Jason Campbell. He is the co-founder of a company called Zen Wellness, and he is someone that I met at Genius Network, Joe Polish's mastermind, which I've joined in the last year. Jason is really interesting, mainly because he combines a couple of different disciplines. Obviously entrepreneurship, but he also comes from a long line of musicians, and brings to it an aspect of well-being, which he teaches through the Easter disciplines of Qigong, Tai Chi, Taoist medicine and philosophy. He is a 7th-degree black belt, he is an accomplished pianist, and he composes meditation and training music, of which he currently has 5 albums (The 5 Elements of Om Mani Padme Hum, which has been #1 on Amazon in its category for almost 2 years). He also has 3 more albums in production for release in 2018. I wanted to talk to Jason to get a better understanding of practical and applied mindfulness. As a Westerner, I think he has an interesting perspective on all of these things, and as an entrepreneur, I think he has a lot to share about how we can actually integrate these stuff into our lives. We all know, from 50 episodes of this show, and tons of other media and press coverage, that we should be doing meditation. But how many of you have actually done it more than once in the last week? I know I haven't, as I've gotten really bad in my meditation practice, and that's exactly what Jason's message is about. It is that there are simple and easy ways that you can implement meditation in your daily life that aren't painful, so that you actually do it. We start there, and then the conversation goes on into mindfulness, the beauty of learning music, why there are benefits to both, and more. I think you are really going to enjoy this episode! -Jonathan Levi
9/11/201852 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 189: Tackling One Learning Challenge After The Other W/ Max Hertan

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Max Hertan, a serial learner. Basically, here's his story. Max built up an award-winning 7-figure digital marketing agency, Megaphone, and started investing in startups, but, along the way, he, like me, started wondering "Hey, what do I get to learn and how do I get to learn new things as a grown-up adult?". So, he started a new YouTube channel, "Max Hertan",  where he tackles a new challenge every month from learning backflips, salsa dancing, skateboarding, meditation, bodybuilding and much more! Right now he is working on learning Spanish in 1 month. We talked, we connected, we shared notes, and we started to understand what he has learned by learning and learning how to learn. I think my big takeaway from this episode was really just the value, the inherent value, of learning for learning's sake. But, as you'll find out, Max also has some really interesting points to share about how you can become a better learner. I'm sure you are going to enjoy this episode! -Jonathan Levi
9/4/201837 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 188: How To Design Experiences That Help People Learn W/ Julie Dirksen

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Julie Dirksen. Julie is a learning strategist and an instructional designer, who focuses on the science of sustainable behavior change. The truth is, though, Ι was so fascinated by the learning how to learn aspect and the instructional design that we actually got to the end of the episode and realized we didn't even get into behavior change. So, we'll have to do a follow-up episode just on that. Nevertheless, I think you folks are really going to enjoy this episode, as we go into what the things that help adults learn more effectively are, and which are the ways that we, as teachers and as learners, can structure our learning environments to be more successful. I honestly believe you're going to enjoy the episode, as I really did. If you do, please let us know in the comments, and maybe leave us a review. -Jonathan Levi P.S. Do you dream of starting your own business on the internet to achieve financial freedom, empower tens of thousands of people, and one day…one day… find yourself in the company of other great entrepreneurs and thought leaders like Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi, Russell Brunson, and more? Well… What if that day was today?
8/28/201845 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 187: Benjamin Spall On Morning Routines And Starting Your Day Inspired

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to this week's episode, where we dive into a very interesting topic that has come up time and time again, and that is morning routines. My guest today is Benjamin Spall, the co-author of My Morning Routine: How Successful People Start Every Day Inspired. Benjamin is also the founding editor of the website mymorningroutine.com and he writes at benjaminspall.com. He and his partner/co-author, Michael Xander, have written this incredible new book, published by Penguin, about morning routines, where they interviewed hundreds of people, such as leading entrepreneurs, thought leaders, Navy Seals, and beyond. They did all that to understand what these people do in the morning to make themselves more successful throughout the day. It's a really interesting book, which I'm looking forward to reading. As you'll see, I really enjoyed our conversation, too! It's a far-ranging one, going from breakfast to the best 100$ that Benjamin has ever spent, and beyond. Personally, I don't need to hope that you enjoy the episode, as I know you will! -Jonathan Levi P.S. Do you dream of starting your own business on the internet to achieve financial freedom, empower tens of thousands of people, and one day…one day… find yourself in the company of other great entrepreneurs and thought leaders like Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi, Russell Brunson, and more? Well… What if that day was today?
8/21/201841 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 186: Shane Snow On Lateral Thinking And On Building Dream Teams

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today's guest is an award-winning journalist, celebrated entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of a book called Smartcuts, of an upcoming book (by the time you hear it, a new book) called Dream Teams, and the co-author of The Storytelling Edge. He is also the co-founder of the content technology company Contently, and you've probably seen his work in Fast Company, Wired, The New Yorker, and dozens more top publications. His name, for those of you who are now wondering, is Shane Snow. In this wide-ranging conversation, we talk about lateral thinking, what it is and how you can utilize it. We also talk about teams, and how you can work better in them. We all work with other people (at least occasionally), and so we talked, Shane and I, about how you can leverage those connections to get more out of them, rather than being distracted and held back by the people you work with. That is a very important topic for everyone, and a very interesting topic for me particularly at this moment at the time of recording, as we are as always trying to grow and scale our business for you folks. And, to top these off, we talked about productivity hacks, life-hacks and health hacks that help Shane do so much with the same 24 hours that the rest of us have. I really enjoyed this conversation. You folks will notice that, lately, we've been doing slightly shorter conversations, and that is because I want you folks to spend less time with your digital devices, and more time in deep thought. Let me know if you enjoy that, or if you want us to go back to the slightly longer format. -Jonathan Levi P.S. Do you dream of starting your own business on the internet to achieve financial freedom, empower tens of thousands of people, and one day…one day… find yourself in the company of other great entrepreneurs and thought leaders like Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi, Russell Brunson, and more? Well… What if that day was today?
8/14/201840 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 185: Performance, Mindset, and Perseverance W/ Garrett Weber-Gale, Entrepreneur and World-Class Athlete

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Garrett Weber-Gale. Garrett is an entrepreneur, a world-class athlete, and a dedicated husband and dad. Garrett started his first company at the age 12, much like myself. He also started a sports performance food company called AthleticFoodie, but, today, he serves as the CEO of the Acton School of Business. By the way, as a world-class athlete, Garrett broke 8 American records, 4 World Records, and won 2 Olympic Gold Medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He also received an ESPY award for “Best Moment” as part of the 400-freestyle relay performance at the Beijing Olympics, and in 2014 he was inducted into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. This makes Garrett the first Olympian we've ever had on the show, and, also, the first person running an entire business school that we've ever had on the show! It's a wide-ranging episode, where we talk a lot about performance and about mindset. We also talk about life transitions, including how Garrett made this tremendous transition from A to B, where he also shares his words of wisdom with us. I hope you folks really enjoy this episode! If you do, please leave a review. -Jonathan Levi
8/7/201836 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 184: How I Found Love After 9 Years Of Being Single

July 9th-11th, 2018 As I write this, I am happily seated in a beautifully appointed business class seat, returning from an incredibly blissful week-long island retreat with my team members and their families, full of strategy, connection, and bonding. All of this, of course, would be more than enough to classify as a tremendously blessed week. What’s unique about this trip, however, is that I am also seated next to my newly-minted fiancée, Limmor. Just over 15 months ago, if you’d told me I’d be sitting here today, I likely wouldn’t have believed you. In fact, in my 9-year-long, on-and-off search for the perfect mate (across 4 continents and as many countries), I had all but given up hope. I’d started considering extreme, bizarre, and even desperate options - from hiring a matchmaker, to settling down with a close friend, to simply adopting children on my own. So how, then, did I arrive here - one half of one of the happiest, healthiest, and most loving relationships I’ve ever seen, just 15 short months later? In this post, I will attempt to impart the many lessons I’ve learned. I’ll share how I applied accelerated learning principles towards the types of self-development, healing, and maturity required to create a loving relationship, as well as the many things my much more experienced fiancée has taught me since starting one. By the end of this post, I hope that I will succeed in convincing you of one, ever-important message that was shared with me: you are not broken, nor are you hopeless. You can find love, even if you’ve never had it, had it and lost it, or reserved it for everyone but yourself. If my experience impresses upon you just one simple takeaway, it’s this: Not only can you apply accelerated learning principles towards building relationships in your life, but in fact, it is perhaps the most important and rewarding application you could possibly pursue.
7/31/201842 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 183: Discovering The Science Of Ayurveda And Herbs W/ Shivani Gupta, PhD

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr Shivani Gupta. Shivani was born and raised in Houston, Texas, in a traditional Indian family, and, throughout her entire life, her father taught her about healthy eating, organic foods, and effective supplements. That lead her to want to take this knowledge to the next level and learn about this inherited wisdom from her cultural background. Shivani then attended the lab of Dr.Aggarwal, the biochemist at the University of Texas who was involved with the Anderson Cancer Centre, who is known as the person who discovered something we've talked about in the show before, the effects of curcumin + black pepper. She actually decided to continue her own study and receive a PhD on the topic of Ayurvedic Studies, with focus on herbalism and anti-inflammatory herbs. Actually, we've had past episodes where we talked a little bit about Ayurveda and the magic of healing the body through herbs and spices, as well as rituals and daily practices. But I've never had the opportunity to sit down with someone who has a PhD in it and actually pick their brain. As you folks will discover, there is so much ancient wisdom that has been used for thousands of years, which has allowed the Indian culture to grow and thrive and maintain health into old age. We've talked a lot about Chinese medicine (e.g here and here), but we haven't had the chance to talk about Indian medicine before. We talk about some simple practical things that you can do today, easily, that take 5 minutes or even 10 seconds, that are going to improve your health. We talk about how those work, and then we go into some of the different strategies, hacks, and habits that are helping Shivani perform at such a high level and maintain such a high degree of health. You can tell Shivani Gupta is a very vibrant, energetic, and healthy woman. I really enjoyed talking with her, and I know you folks are going to enjoy listening to the episode as well. -Jonathan Levi
7/24/201839 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 182: How To Build Income And Cashflows W/ Buck Joffrey, Best-Selling Financial Author

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are going to take a slightly different topic, a different side of Becoming SuperHuman, and talk about probably what is the least discussed topic on this show, which is financially Becoming SuperHuman. To do that, we're joined by a friend of mine from Genius Network. His name is Buck Joffrey and he runs Wealth Formula, which is about helping overworked but well-paid individuals look for a better life. They define wealth as the freedom to do what you want with your life, which is exactly how I define it, and they help people reimagine what wealth accumulation can mean, and, most importantly, relearn some of those core fundamentals that we've all been taught, like "invest in the stock market" and "trust your wealth advisor". I decided to have Buck on the show because I took his course and I was wowed by it. There were a lot of things I knew from business school and from interacting with millionaires and business luminaries, but there also were a lot of things I didn't know, which I really needed to hear. I think this episode is a welcome dose of "Hey, wake up, you have all these opportunities", and I think you folks are really going to enjoy it. -Jonathan Levi
7/17/201834 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep. 181: Greg Wells Ph.D. On Focus And Overcoming Digital Addiction

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are re-joined by Dr. Greg Wells, a scientist, broadcaster, author, coach, and athlete. You might know him as an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where he studies elite performance or where he serves as a Senior Scientist in translational medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children where he actually leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program. You might also remember that we had Dr. Wells on the show where we talked about elite athletic performance and his book, The Ripple Effect. But, today we are not going to talk about all of that, or any of that really. We're actually going to talk about something I've become obsessed with, and that is digital distraction. Some of you folks might know that I've put out posts in the past such as "The #1 Productivity Hack That I Accidentally Discovered" and I've talked with folks like Steven Kotler and many more about the effects of digital distractions, and how they are literally wrecking our brains. Well, in this conversation, we go into that. We start understanding why it is that you need to pay so much attention, why it is a much bigger deal that you think it is and what you can do about it to prevent damaging your brain and screwing up your entire productive life. And no, I'm not exaggerating. This is a great episode, and I think you folks are really going to enjoy it! -Jonathan Levi
7/10/201839 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 180: Evolving Your Career Through Speaking W/ Joel Weldon, Award-Winning Speaker

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by a personal friend of mine that I have met through Genius Network, the MasterMind that I recently joined and raved about. His name is Joel Weldon. Joel Weldon is a former construction worker, who turned down a 4-year college scholarship because he thought he wasn't smart enough. Nevertheless, he went on to become living proof of the power of one idea. And that one idea will transform your life. For over 40 years, Joel has been one of the most highly respected and sought-after keynote speakers and sales trainers in North America. He has been an idea consultant and executive speech coach for some of the world's leading business. Companies that hired him 4 decades ago are still hiring him today! Why? Because he gets results. Joel, by the way, is the only speaker to have earned all 4 of the highest honors in the speaking profession. Those are The Golden Gavel, “for his profound impact on corporate America,” the coveted Communication & Leadership Award, the induction into the Speakers Hall of Fame, and in 2006 he was named the Legend of the Speaking Profession. As I said Joel is an incredible guy, and at 76 years old you are going to see just how much energy and vitality he has about speaking and about everything else. About living life to its fullest. I really enjoyed the talk because we discussed what I believe is another exponential skill. We've talked about exponential skills as memory and writing before, but Joel firmly believes with every fiber of his being that public speaking is another extension of that exponential skill set. I totally agree, as my career is certainly proof of that. So, we talk about that, and we also talk about how everyone and anyone can and should become a better speaker. We actually covered some things that even I, someone who has been a public speaker for over half a decade, didn't know. In the episode, Joel gives me some incredible feedback that I'm sure you folks are going to benefit from as well. It's a great episode, and I think you folks are really going to enjoy it! -Jonathan Levi
7/3/201845 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 179: Daniel Gefen On Self Help Addiction and The Importance Of Taking Action

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Daniel Gefen, whom you may have seen before in Inc, Forbes, CIO, or Influencive. Daniel is a number one international best-selling author, and one of the top 25 influencers of 2017. He is also a serial entrepreneur and the author of The Self Help Addict. Beyond these, Daniel is the founder of the Gefen Media Group, he is a big name in podcasting, and, obviously, in self-help. He was actually introduced to me by a mutual friend of ours that I admire very much, Cameron Herald, and it turns that we live not very far apart here in Israel. We are both living the global lifestyle and living in our country of choice rather than our country of birth. In this episode, we talk about entrepreneurship, but we also talk about something that we haven't talked about on the show before, which is self-help addiction. This is the tendency we all have to listen to another podcast and read another book, and then take another online course and go to another meetup, without actually doing anything with the knowledge. Always chasing that next high, that next piece of information that's going to change our lives. I definitely identified with it, I definitely saw myself in a lot of what Daniel said, and I definitely think that there is something to consider here for all of us who are addicted to self-help, which is how much we are actually implementing versus just chasing the next thing. I think you guys are really going to enjoy the episode, I definitely learned a lot myself. -Jonathan Levi  
6/26/201846 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 178: Sachin Patel On Functional Medicine And A Holistic Approach To Health

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week we are joined by another SuperFriend that I made out there in the real world, someone who I really bonded with when I met them. His name is Sachin Patel. Sachin is a functional medicine practitioner who runs the institute called The Living Proof Institute. He actually started his career out as a chiropractor, but has since then become a father, husband, philanthropist, functional medicine practice success coach, international speaker, and best-selling author. His philosophy, as you guys will learn, is that "The doctor of the future is the patient". And he's actually going to explain exactly what that means and how he and his company are putting that into practice and into reality. I really enjoy every conversation that I've had with Sachin, because he has really done the necessary work and he really has the knowledge. He knows much more than many medical doctors out there, and, in this episode, we share our passion for geeking out and optimizing on the human body. You will definitely see that within the first few minutes of the conversation. We actually dive quite deeply into the topic. We talk about all the different kinds of testing, we talk about functional medicine and who it's right for, and we talk about his favorite ways to optimize the human experience, which, you know, is what this whole show is about. I really enjoyed this episode as you can tell. I'm energized and pumped up, and I'm sure that you will be too, after listening to it. -Jonathan Levi
6/19/201846 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 177: Cédric Waldburger On Minimalism And On How To Deliberately Live Your Life

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Cédric Waldburger. Cédric, to whom I was recently introduced by a very good friend, is originally a Swiss national, who today travels the world all year round and lives with only 64 things in his possession! Cédric is passionate about startups. and thus he is a serial entrepreneur, an investor, and a blockchain enthusiast. He is currently working on a number of different startups, including DFINITY, a venture-backed blockchain startup, and another one, that you are going to hear about, that I think is equally as interesting. Cédric has also co-founded a number of businesses around the world from Zurich, New York, Paris, Hong Kong, London, and Berlin, and he's held roles in the technology management side for the better part of 2 decades. He is all about growing business, but that's actually not what we spend the majority of the conversation talking about. What we talked about for 80% of the time was the level to which Cédric optimizes and deliberately thinks about his life and the way that he is living it. He is deliberate about everything he owns, about everything that he does, and also about everything that he thinks and feels. I think it's a really fascinating approach to life, and I love the message at the end of the podcast, where he explains what the point of it all is, and why he puts so much effort into leading the perfect life. I think you guys are really going to enjoy this episode, as I certainly did. As I said, Cédric has quickly become a personal friend of mine, and I think that you guys are very quickly going to understand why. -Jonathan Levi
6/12/201844 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 176: How Food Affects Our Brains And What To Do About It W/ Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D.

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., who is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. But Susan is also better known for being an expert in the psychology of eating. She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free, she is president of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss, and the founder and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions. This is a lot of stuff. Susan and I had an incredible conversation about some of the cutting-edge research that she’s been doing. We also talked about her past experiences, dealing with drug addiction and then dealing with obesity. We talked about the psychology and the neuroscience behind the food that we eat and the not-so-food that we eat, and how it is setting so many people up for failure. And then we talked about some other very interesting things. I definitely learned some stuff that I’m going to apply in my daily life, and I think you guys will as well. If you love this episode, go ahead and send us a tweet and let us know what you think, or comment below! -Jonathan Levi
6/5/201841 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 175: Tim Urban On Elon Musk, Learning, Procrastination, and Changing The Blogging Paradigm

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by one of my personal heroes, someone whose work I've admired for years, and someone who has really shaped my thinking on a lot of different topics, ranging from A.I., Elon Musk, and electric cars, to the history of the universe and space travel. You are probably wondering who that guy is, that writes about so many different things. Well, his name is Tim Urban, and he is the creator and writer/illustrator of Wait But Why, where he writes very in-depth posts on a wide range of topics from procrastination to A.I. It's really an incredible blog. You probably know Tim because of some of his mega-viral posts, like his post on why Generation Y is unhappy, or his Ted Talk on procrastination. But, you might have recently learned about him because he actually got the opportunity to hang out with one of his most famous readers, Elon Musk. Tim spent time following Elon around, just learning about everything that he could through him, and then creating posts out of it. So, he had more access to Elon Musk than most people. You'll see in the interview the amazing insights that he has about what makes Elon Musk successful, and, of course, how you can emulate that success. By the way, his blog started in 2013, and now it has almost 600.000 email subscribers with over 1 million people visiting the site every single month. Incredible. I was really excited to interview Tim, and an incredible episode came out of it. He has so many unique insights about writing, about procrastination, and, of course, about Elon Musk. I know you guys will enjoy this episode, and if you do, please make sure to share it.
5/29/201854 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 174: How To Build The Authentic & Valuable Relationships That Create Success W/ Brad Lambert

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Brad Lambert. Brad is a Hollywood movie producer. You've probably seen some of his work if you've seen any of the stuff that Warner Brothers or Robert Downie Jr. have been doing recently. Brad has a very interesting story that we're gonna get into in today's show. He started his career at 16 years old, today he is only 29, and yet somehow he has managed to work his way into the inner circles of some of the world's top athletes, brands, actors, and actresses. I wanted to understand how. You folks know that I'm so interested in relationships and how to actually build strong and authentic ones. I really think it is one of the SuperHuman skills that has put me where I am today, and I'm not even that good at it. So, when I meet someone like Keith Ferrazzi or Brad Lambert, who are able to build these incredible powerful relationships from a place of authenticity, I immediately want to know how they do it. I want to know what their tricks and secrets are, and how they are leveraging relationships and building value for other people in a way that allows them to achieve their dreams, while helping others achieve their dreams as well. This is a really great conversation, and I'm sure you folks are going to see that I completely vibe with Brad. In fact, we even talked about what it's like when you vibe with someone, and we definitely got into some very interesting stuff about how you can leverage relationships. We talked about ways that you can get your dream job, or how to get in a room with people that you admire. I definitely took away a lot of valuable takeaways and action items, and I am sure you folks will do so as well. -Jonathan Levi
5/22/201845 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 173: Gender Dynamics, Technology and Substances W/ Danielle LaPorte

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by a superstar named Danielle LaPorte. She's the author of 3 non-fiction books, including her newest one, White Hot Truth. Danielle is one of Oprah Winfrey's' Super Soul 100 leaders, and she also is a very popular blogger and thought leader. She has a Top 10 iTunes app, one of her books has been translated into 8 languages... I can't really keep up with her bio. Danielle is amazing and you guys are going to see/hear that. In this episode, we talked both about stuff that we haven't covered on this show before and about a lot of stuff that we have covered, but not in the same way. The stuff that is new has to do with gender dynamics and what we as men can do to avoid a lot of 'bad practices', like being patronizing, and also what you women can do, and where that boundary is for speaking up for yourself, creating boundaries, and healthy defense. We also talk a lot about very interesting things, like psychedelics, business leadership and much more. I'm going to make you guys listen to the whole episode to get the full scoop. I really enjoyed this episode, Danielle was kind enough to say that she really enjoyed it, and I think you guys will do so too!
5/15/201853 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 172: Jeff Emmerson On Self-Compassion And Overcoming ADHD

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Jeff Emmerson. He is a new author who recently entered the self-help space and his book is called Beyond ADHD: Overcoming the Label and Thriving. Now, you guys maybe know that I've been diagnosed with ADD, rather, informally, under-the-table diagnosed with ADD. We get into that a little bit in the episode. We also talk about this whole culture of diagnosing kids with ADD. Do they all really have ADD to such a large percentage of the population, or is other stuff going on? In the episode, we talk about Jeff's own personal journey through depression. He gets very personal, which I always appreciate. He shares a lot of really hard stuff that he went through and ultimately talks about some of the things that he is doing and helps others do to manage and overcome this diagnosis, this black mark, that so many people carry around. It's a great episode and I think you guys are really going enjoy it!
5/8/201837 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 171: Goal Setting, Relationships and Self-Compassion W/ Amy Smith, The Joy Junkie

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined, once again, by my SuperFriend Ms. Amy Smith, The Joy Junkie. In our last episode, we talked a lot about communication, and how learning to communicate properly will unlock SuperHuman levels of efficiency, happiness, and satisfaction in your life. That has proven to be so true for me, in my life and in my relationship. Thus, I wanted to catch up with Amy. I didn't really have any new reason to have her back on the show besides the fact that I love her perspective, I love her energy and, of course, that you guys really enjoyed our previous episode. So we hopped in, we started chatting and I think an amazing episode came out of it. We talked about goal setting, we talked about relationships and some of the difficult challenges that people get stuck on in relationships. We talked about compassion for the self and then we talked about something that I think is perhaps more important than all of that. At least it has been in my experience, and that is making peace with your past even if you don't realize that there is something to make peace with. If you think that, psychologically, you are all clear, trust me, you are not. There are things that you can make peace with, and that is what we talk about in this episode. As you know, I really enjoy talking to Amy, and I'm sure you guys will enjoy listening to this.
5/1/201841 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ep. 170: David Heinemeier Hansson On Leadership, Remote Work, and The Workplace of Tomorrow

Greetings, SuperFriends! This is an episode that is worth many, many listens. Personally, I am going to listen to it way more than I normally listen to our own episodes, which is 2-4 times already. Why, you ask? Well, do you guys remember how in 2016 we won Product Hunt's best podcast episode of the year? We got a Golden Kitty award, which is kind of a really cool thing. And we did it because we had today's guest on the show. That's right. We have David Heinemeier Hansson back on the show! For those of you who haven't heard that episode, stop what you are doing, go back and listen to it. David is the epitome of what we call a SuperLearner. He invented the Ruby on Rails software development platform, which is used by companies like Fiverr, YellowPages, Shopify, and Github. Many of the websites that you use every day were built on technology that David himself invented. On top of that, he is the co-founder of Basecamp, which he's been running for almost 20 years. To top even that off, he is an accomplished professional race car driver, an amateur photographer, a husband, and a father. He also is various more things. In this episode, we wanted to talk not about learning and productivity, but about a different subject that David and his partner have covered in their books, which is leadership. Managing and working in remotely distributed companies, what the workplace of tomorrow will look like, and how we can all become SuperHuman in our productive lives and careers. I have to say I'm a huge fan of David's and I tried as much as possible to let him present his ideas. With that said, so many of his ideas have shaped the way I live my life, the way that I run my companies, and have influenced the lives of my employees and my customers. So, again, I really can't overstress this, listen to this episode with a pen and paper, listen to it at least twice, and you guys will learn just so much about how to get great work done in less time, with greater happiness, from anywhere in the world that you choose to be. This is an incredible episode! I think it gives a really, really solid fight to the first episode we did with David, which was an award-winning one. It's a shame that Product Hunt has discontinued that award because I'm quite confident this episode would have won it again!
4/24/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 169: The Power Of Being In The Right Room - Even If It Costs You $25K

Greetings, SuperFriends! In today's episode, I want to tell you about a very different experience that I had, where I was able to find my way into a room of 50 SuperHumans at the same time. 50 people I admire. This is an essay I wrote about getting yourself into the right room and surrounding yourself with people who inspire and motivate you. The biggest part of this post talks about the specific group that I was with, but I want to encourage you guys to think while you're listening about the types of people that you want to surround yourself with and what you could stand to gain from doing so. So, without any further ado, let me present you the power of being in the right room, even if it costs you $25k!    
4/17/201822 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 168: Sunny Lenarduzzi on How To Build Authentic Relationships (And Businesses) Online

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by the amazing Sunny Lenarduzzi, who, to be honest, I don't think I could have gotten this interview with if we weren't already friends since years before. Sunny has almost a decade of experience as an award-winning video, social media and online business strategist. From tech start up’s to authors, you've probably seen her working with HootSuite, with Lewis Howes, with Gary Vee, and you've also seen her do amazing and incredible campaigns, such as one she did with Applebee's that had a billion impressions in one day! Sunny is the creator of Youtube for Bosses, and also teaches all kinds of amazing courses online. You may have seen her speak at NATO's headquarters, and you can also find all kinds of amazing stuff from her in Entrepreneur, Forbes and the Huffington Post. She is also on Youtube, and has been awarded 'Best in Social Media' in western Canada. Enough about the brag reel. Sunny is an amazing human being and an amazing entrepreneur. The reason I wanted to do this episode was, well, first that I wanted to catch up with Sunny and I thought it would be interesting for you guys to hear the conversation, but I also wanted to get her to share her experience about something that I think a lot of people struggle with. As you guys know, I'm trying to spend less time on social media, and I recently did an episode about how I'm trying to spend less time on my phone. And yet, I know people like Sunny, who not only are able to not spend all their lives on their phone, but are able to use social media tools and digital tools to their advantage to build strong and meaningful relationships with other people. So, I wanted to ask Sunny, how the heck are you doing this? How are you building such a strong business, such a strong brand and also such strong relationships with such amazing people without spending all your time on your smartphone? We talked about that, we talked a lot about business and how Sunny has grown a million dollar one out of pretty much nothing. We also covered some of her hacks for productivity. What's more, we talked about how she overcame a massive stress breakdown, and rose to become even greater, even more grounded and even more calm. In general, we got to talk about all kinds of amazing stuff, that I think you guys are really gonna enjoy. If you guys do enjoy it, let me know it with a comment or a review. I want to know if you guys are interested in these episodes, which aren't about nutrition or fitness, but are talking about ways that we can all do something better in our lives.
4/10/201840 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 167: SuperLearner Spotlight: Richard Feynman

Greetings, SuperFriends! Welcome to a special episode of the Becoming SuperHuman podcast. I'm calling this episode special because it's a little bit of a different format, once again. If you guys liked the episode where I focused in and explored a specific skill, did a spotlight if you will, then you will really love this episode. The goal of this episode is to spotlight the life of a real-world SuperLearner.  To try and understand what they did, how they did it, what the results were, and what kind of amazing life were they able to lead because of their incredible learning ability. We get to start out with a SuperLearner that you may have never heard of, but I'm not gonna tell you just yet who it is. I want to know what you guys think of this episode because I so enjoyed reading the books by this individual, exploring their life and just being inspired by what they were able to accomplish. I hope you guys enjoy it! If you guys do and if you guys want me to do more spotlights like this, I have to say they take a heck of a lot longer than interviewing. But, if you guys enjoy them, I'll be more than happy to do more of them, more spotlights on history's famous SuperLearners, and see what we can all learn from them. So, without any further ado, let me present to you the first and maybe last SuperLearner spotlight, with Richard Feynman.  
4/3/201828 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 166: Building A Happy Body W/ Jerzy Gregorek, Olympic Weightlifter

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by a guest that we've had a lot of requests for, and finally were introduced to thanks to one of our students. It is Jerzy Gregorek. You guys have probably heard about Jerzy, as he is in Tim Ferriss's latest book, as well as in one of the longest and most popular episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show. But, that is not his biggest claim to fame at all. In fact, Jerzy is the creator and founder of the UCLA Weightlifting Team, he is a 4-time champion Olympic Weightlifter, and he still has a world record that has been standing for 17 years, which nobody has been able to beat. Jerzy immigrated from Poland to the United States together with his wife, Aniela, in 1986, as a political refugee and rose through the ranks of being a trainer and mentor to people, for over 30 years. He went on to develop the Happy Body Program, which is a fitness regime and routine that you follow every single day. It is designed to improve upon the issue of fitness and help people create bodies that actually function and work. Jerzy is 63 years old and he can still beat pretty much all of us around when it comes to Olympic weightlifting power and strength. He is an incredible individual, and, on top of all of that, he has also been awarded various awards as a poet and as a published author. He has written a number of books including books on grit and books on, obviously, the Happy Body Method. There apparently are a whole lot of things to say about Jerzy Gregorek, and, as you'll see in this episode, we did not cover even a fraction of them. I have to admit that we jumped around and I tried to get as much of Jerzy's life wisdom and advice into 1 episode as I could, but we reached the end of the episode and realized we'd have to do another one. I did my best guys and I think you are really gonna love the episode, I believe you will learn a lot and I think you are going to appreciate Jerzy's perspective. I'd love if you guys leave a comment below or send me a note on Twitter to let me know what I should have gone into in more depth, and what you would like to hear on my next episode with my new superfriend, Mr. Jerzy Gregorek.
3/27/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 165: Benjamin Hardy, #1 Author on Medium, on Writing and on Willpower

Greetings, SuperFriends! In a recent episode, I went on a full-on rant about writing, why it is such an important skill and how it can dramatically impact your life and change the way you think. Well, today we are joined by a real-world example. His name is Benjamin Hardy, and, on the outside, he is an everyday Ph.D. student working his way through a Ph.D. in organizational psychology. But, if you dig a little bit deeper, you will realize that Benjamin is actually the number 1 writer in Medium.com, which, through a crazy series of events, ended up landing him in Fortune, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Business Insider, Psychology Today, and more. It also landed him a quarter-of-a-million-dollars book deal, and that is just the start of what his writing has done for him. So, in this episode, we talk not only about his psychology research, and some of the things that he has discovered, but we also go into willpower, and why, as his book says, Willpower Doesn't Work. We start to understand why it is that we all fail at our New Year's resolutions and what we can do instead. And then, on top of that, we go through this amazing case study of what happens when you combine an aptitude for learning, like Benjamin's, and what I call an exponential skill, in this case, writing. So, this is just an amazing case study in SuperLearning applied and what you can achieve if you master one of this core exponential skills. I know you guys are going to enjoy the episode. Personally, I didn't do a whole lot of talking here, I just sat back and listened to Benjamin, and I recommend you do the same!
3/20/201844 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 164: Exponential Skill Spotlight: Why Writing Is A Real-Life SuperPower

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today is a special episode, as I don't have a guest. Instead, I wanted to focus on a specific topic of SuperHuman performance, a specific little skill that I think people in today's day and age neglect. I started writing and what happened was pretty amazing. I ended up coming up with a whole new idea, a whole new category and class of skills that I articulate throughout this essay. A category of skills that I've always kind of known about in the back of my head but never put in words. In a way, it kind of proves my point on what I talk about today. That is the concept that, if you go through this process, if you practice this type of skill, you have so many dividends and so much interest that gets paid out of it. So I hope you guys really enjoy it. Generally speaking, you guys tend to love these non-interviews where I rant on about a given topic. So if you do like it, please let us know with a comment or a review. Alright, here is my essay on why writing is an exceptional skill, or even better, a SuperPower.
3/13/201830 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 163: Learning How To Not Die W/ Michael Greger, Nutrition Expert

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Dr. Michael Greger. Michael is a New York Times best-selling author, a physician, an internationally recognized professional speaker, and, well, a really interesting dude, as you will find out. He has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Dr. Oz Show and was an expert witness for Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial. Another interesting fun fact that I learned as I researched Dr. Greger is that he donates all the speaking fees and proceeds from his books and DVDs, which I just think is really amazing and worth noting. You've probably heard of some of his books including How Not To Die and Carbophobia: The Scary Truth About America's Low-carb Craze. You can probably tell just from that title that he and I disagreed about a few things. We also agreed about a lot of things. Which ones? Well, listen to find out. In the episode, we talk about fruit, about nutrition, about legumes, which is an interesting topic, and we also talk about animal protein. We get quite nitty-gritty on how nutrition works and why there are so many different opinions about it. One side note is that Dr. Greger works on a treadmill desk, not a standing desk, and I do apologize in case you can hear it in the background. We tried to do our best to minimize the sound. Nevertheless, we talk about it in the episode, and so it kind of works out. So, without further ado, let's dive into the episode, which I really believe you will enjoy!
3/6/201829 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 162: Is Speed Reading a Hoax?

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week we are going to dive into a rather controversial topic, one that people have brought up to me for years. That is, is speed reading a hoax, or is it the real deal? You know, over the last few years that I've been teaching accelerated learning a lot of people have sent me many articles either proving or disproving speed reading. Therefore, what I wanted to do was sit down and look at one of the most prominent studies disproving it, which is an evaluation of many other studies, and also share some studies proving it. Now, probably the most surprising thing through this whole exercise and analysis was that I probably agree with 70% t0 80% of what the research has found and you will see exactly why as I explain through the entire episode. You will listen to a lot of surprising things and a few surprising ones. I encourage you guys to challenge me and my assumptions, to share what you guys think and also to think critically about what I have to say. I think you guys are really going to enjoy the episode, I think it's going to clear up a lot of misconceptions that people have around what we do, what I do, and also what the speed reading industry as a whole does.  
2/27/201830 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 161: Overcoming a Major Illness W/ Josh Perry, Professional BMX Athlete

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Josh Perry, whom you may know from the world of extreme sports. Josh is an extreme athlete, specifically a BMX biker. But that's just the beginning of his story. You see, Josh has survived multiple brain tumors. He went through an unbelievable journey to get healthy and get well, including massive surgery and cutting-edge new treatment technology. He survived through it all and now he's living with this condition. Josh has so much to share. We talked about fear, we talked about life purpose and mission and we also talked about the journey that followed this horrifying experience for him and the beauty that came out of it. Josh today is an expert in the nutrition field as well as a BMX athlete. He has written and been featured in more publications than I care to list but, to name a few, they are Men's Health, GQ, US News, LiveStrong, People Magazine, ESPN and many more. He has also launched the dailybrainstorms.com blog where he shares his thoughts and ideas with the world. Personally, I feel like this is an absolutely incredible interview. I tried to go as deep as I could and really get into some of the emotions, the fears and also the tools that Josh went through and developed, so I could really give you guys some practical takeaways that will help you overcome fear in your own lives and face the big scary what-ifs. I really enjoyed the episode and I'm quite sure you will as well!
2/20/201839 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 160: Tal Gur On The Art Of Living Your Life Fully

Today we are joined by Tal Gur. Tal is a blogger, an entrepreneur, a serial and best-selling author, and a devoted adventurer, who has spent the last decade pursuing 100 major goals across the globe. He has also been writing about it and philosophizing on how we can live fully. His book is called The Art Of Fully Living and it talks about his journey, including its challenges, crippling self-doubt and struggling for a sense of purpose. Through his journey, Tal has discovered a life-changing gift that he is now passing on to others. We talk about how to get fulfillment in life, we talk about some of the skills, strategies, and tips that will help you find fulfillment and happiness and much more. It is a short episode, but I think it's definitely going to uplift your week!
2/13/201829 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 159: The Art Of Moment Making W/ Jon Vroman

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Jon Vroman. If you haven't heard of Jon Vroman, he is a philanthropist, a speaker, a bestselling author, an ultra-marathon runner and the founder of the Front Row Foundation. Jon has been doing incredible work for many years, working with people at the end of their lives, mainly people with terminal illnesses. The lessons that he's learned and the inspiration that he's taken away has led him to write an incredible book and come up with an entire philosophy about how to make moments. It's normal if you don't understand what that means, what making a moment is actually about. I was unclear about it as well and I was also unclear on what it means to live life in the front row. We went into both of these in the episode, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they meant something way cooler, way more meaningful and way more inspiring than even I could have imagined. So I am very excited to bring you guys this episode and I am sure you guys are going to enjoy it!
2/6/201846 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 158: The #1 Productivity Hack I (Accidentally) Discovered

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week we are doing something a little bit different, and it's actually the shortest episode I've ever done, but for good reason. That is because, as you are going to see, this episode is a bit of a rant. It's a rant on something that all of you are doing right now, which is using your phone, using your technology. I wanted to write a post about a really interesting accidental experiment that I conducted, without even realizing that I was conducting it on myself, and the very profound effect that it's had on me. I started to write, and what started as a story became a rant and then became a sort of manifesto. So I hope you guys really enjoy it, as I definitely enjoyed creating it and more importantly I hope that you guys think about it. Like I said, it is the shortest episode that I've ever done and I what I hope/wish for you is that you will take the time that you would have normally spent listening to a longer episode, and you will get out there in nature or sit in a coffee shop with a pen and paper. Get out there and write out some thoughts about the things that I have to say and whether or not they are true for you and whether or not they are affecting you. That I would say is this week's homework and regardless of the fact that I tell you not to in the episode, you are always welcome to comment on the blog post and share your thoughts, share your opinions and engage. So, thank you guys for listening and I hope you enjoy my rant on technology.
1/30/201815 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 157: Unleashing The Creativity Within W/ Michael Gelb, Creativity Expert

Today we are joined by Michael Gelb. The world’s leading authority on the application of genius thinking to personal and organizational development, Michael is a pioneer in the fields of creative thinking. He is also an executive coach and an innovative leader. He has worked with DuPont, Genentech, Merck, Microsoft, Nike and the Young President’s Organization. Michael has also published 14 books, which is pretty creative if you ask me. His books range from How To Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci all the way to Thinking For A Change and they have also been translated into 25 languages. Focusing on the episode, Michael and I talk a lot about creativity, but we go much deeper while at it. We talk about how creativity is much more than many people think it is and how it's not what a lot of people often think it is. We talk about how creativity, memory, and learning are so intrinsically linked and we also talk about some different ways to enhance your mind, your brain and your life. Personally, I think this is an amazing episode and I know you guys are going to love it!
1/23/201839 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 156: Dr. Barbara Oakley: Understanding Learning And How It Works

Today we are joined by Dr. Barbara Oakley. If that name sounds familiar, it should, because not only is she a professor of engineering at Oakland University, but she also teaches the world's largest and most popular online course, literally. It is called Learning How To Learn and has over 2 million students. You have probably also seen Barb's, as she told me to call her, Ted talk, which is a viral hit and definitely worth checking out. So, it is pretty obvious why I wanted to have Professor Oakley or Barb on the show. There is so much overlap between the things that we do, and we completely hit it off. We agreed on so many different things in this talk, but we also learned from one another. At a certain point she shares with me some ways in which the techniques that I've been teaching for years can be used, that I didn't know of and at another point I shared with her some of the visual mnemonics and gave her some advice as to how she can overcome a memory and learning challenge that she's been going through. We had an incredible groove recording this episode. We're definitely going to have Barb back on the show and I know you guys are just gonna love this episode and learn so much.
1/16/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 155: Flow Expert Steven Kotler On Unleashing SuperHuman Mode

Today we are joined by Steven Kotler. Steven is the co-founder of the Flow Genome Project, and he is also a New York Times' best selling author. He has written quite a number of books, many of which you have already heard of, like "The Rise of Superhuman", his book on flow, "Abundance", his book on the future, "Tomorrowland: our journey from science fiction to science fact" and "Bold", which he wrote with Peter Diamandis, the book about how to go big, create wealth and impact the world. He has also written a bunch of other books like "Stealing Fire", his most recent one. Steven is an absolute authority, not just on writing, but also on flow. The Flow Genome Project has been doing research for decades, developing and understanding ways that we can get into flow and understanding what flow is and why it matters, why it exists and what we can use it for. I think that this is one of the most important topics in the whole realm of becoming SuperHuman and it is something that we haven't really covered in any of the stuff we've put out, from the podcast to the online courses. It has been my goal to fix that, to understand flow, to understand why it is crucial and most importantly to give you the skills and strategies to get into flow, so you can go out there and be SuperHuman. Steven did NOT disappoint on any of these, as he was extremely generous with his time, enthusiasm, energy and wisdom. Personally, I think you guys are gonna be blown away by this episode!  
1/9/201859 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 154: Ultra Marathoner Dean Karnazes On How To Beat Your Mind

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are honored to have with us Dean Karnazes. He's a speaker, a bestselling author, an athlete, and an entrepreneur. TIME Magazine named him one of the top 100 most influential people in the world. Why, you ask? Because he is an ultra marathoner... not just any ultra marathon, by the way: he has run three hundred and fifty CONTINUOUS miles... not going sleep for three nights. He's run the Sahara Desert at 120 degrees. He has run 50 marathons in 50 days. He's biked for 24 hours straight. He swam San Francisco Bay... I could just go on basically and spend the entire episode talking about all the insane feats of endurance and athleticism that Dean has done. But I won't because I want you guys to hear from him. In any case he's been on The Today Show, 60 Minutes, Late Night Show, CBS, ESPN, CNN... basically all the networks! Again, I could spend the entire episode. I wanted to get Dean on the show for very obvious reasons. He is literally a superhuman. He has a lot of very interesting things to say about tenacity and about fitness. About training... well, he has some things to say that will surprise you. Some things to say that definitely will NOT surprise you. And in general we just hit it off and had a really great conversation. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!
1/2/201831 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 153: How Mother Nature Will Make Us Literally SuperHuman w/ Ira Pastor of BioQuark

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Ira Pastor. He is the CEO of BioQuark, and he has over 30 years of experience across multiple sectors in the pharmaceutical industry, working on biological solutions, managed care, OTC's, and more. He's served as the V.P. of business development for a drug development company. He's raised tons of money for different companies, and today he's working, as I said, at BioQuark, which is a company doing really really interesting things with biologic solutions to many of our health problems. I wanted to talk to Ira to understand what research is being done today to make us literally superhuman: to help us live forever, get rid of diseases, and so on. I learned a lot about just the types of research that are being done, and ultimately, I found it super interesting just the reverence and respect that Ira has for Mother Nature as an innovator and as a way for developing solutions to problems. It's a great episode. I'm sure you guys are going to enjoy it very very much!  
12/26/201734 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 152: How To Prepare For Economic Collapse & Government Tyranny w/ Jeff Berwick, The Dollar Vigilante

Today we are joined - and I want you guys keep an open mind here - by Jeff Berwick of the Dollar Vigilante. He is the author of one of the largest anarchocapitalist and libertarian blogs on the Web. And he's the organizer of the world's largest a anarchocapitalist conference. Now like me, you may feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand up when I say the terms anarchocapitalist or libertarian. And I certainly did. And I was really really uncomfortable when my partner at Bitcoin Academy suggested that I interview Jeff. But, you know what? I was completely surprised. Because what I learned in this interview was not only just how close the financial system is to major issues (and going through the numbers, I realized that we are all in big financial risk potentially), but also I realized that an ideology that I had always been told was evil and selfish was not nearly as evil or as selfish as it's portrayed to be. I had the opportunity to open my mind and gain some insights into something that I always had such a negative view on. But beyond that, Jeff and I talked about some really interesting things that I think relate to Becoming Superhuman: protecting yourself against... well... when things go bad. There's no nice way to say that. Protecting yourself against the idea that, "hey, there's a 20 trillion dollar debt. What's going to happen with that?" and "hey, you know, governments are starting to act a certain way," and you know, if you were in Spain last month, you're starting to feel that things are getting a little tense. I wanted to bring this episode to you guys really to bring to you this idea that hey, you should probably be prepared. You should probably keep your eyes open, and you may want to take some measures just to ensure that if things go south, you are prepared. And I have to say, I got a lot more than that. So I think you guys are really going to enjoy the interview if you do. I want to let you know that there's actually a longer an uncut version of this interview in my new online course Bitcoin Academy - my new project - which is this week's sponsor. Let me know what you guys think, and thanks, as always, for keeping an open mind!
12/19/201753 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 151: I've Been Fasting For 3 Days. Here's What I've Learned (and Why I Did It)

Greetings, SuperFriends! This week, we have a very special episode. Why is it special? Well, because as I write and record this, I am in hour 60 of a 72 hour fast. You may remember that in the past, we've spoken with a number of experts who advocate various types of fasting. We've spoken with Brad Pilon, an advocate of intermittent fasting. We've spoken with Jimmy Moore, a proponent of ketogenetic diets and longer-term fasting. And, more recently, we've spoken with Elaina Love, who teaches people how to complete 3-7 day "cleanses" that are very closely aligned with fasting principles. For years, I've wanted to try out a 3 to 7 day fast, but my schedule - and a good bit of fear - haven't permitted it. Recently, however, I was able to set aside the time (and have the proper supervision in the form of a live-in partner) to really try this out... and the results have been surprising, to say the least. In this episode, I want to talk through some of the things I've been experiencing and thinking about, explain the reasoning behind this fast, and share with you what has been one of the more interesting and reaffirming biohacking experiences I've ever had. Rather than script this entire episode out, I've outlined some bullet points, and want to speak directly and improvise. This is partly to save time, but also to demonstrate the kind of mental clarity that I've been able to maintain during this fast.
12/12/201726 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 150: Tony Gaskins, Jr.: The Standards You Set Will Determine The Life (And The Love) You Lead

Today we are joined by Tony Gaskins Jr. a celebrity life coach, a bestselling author an international speaker and a serial entrepreneur. But life wasn't always so amazing for Tony. He struggled very much with a lot of different things throughout his youth: he got kicked off the football team, lost his football scholarship, and found himself, like quite a few of the guests we've had on the show dealing drugs at the age of 18. But somehow Tony managed to turn his entire life around. At 22 years old he started publishing books. He started speaking and fast forward not that far ahead, Tony was invited to speak on Oprah, Tyra Banks, and many other media outlets, where he started sharing his wisdom and life experience... an absolutely incredible turnaround. As you'll see in the episode, Tony has so much to share about everything: about coaching and finding the right coach, about how Tony learns, about how to prioritize certain things in your life and set standards for yourself, and everything in between.  I'm sure you guys are going to love this episode!
12/5/201741 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 149: How To Accelerate Your Learning Of Music & More w/ Zach Evans, Piano SuperHuman

Today we are joined by Zach Evans and Zach actually came to us through a recommendation of someone in the SuperLearners Facebook group. Zach is a professional pianist who has also started very successful online music and piano training business, and he specializes in accelerated learning techniques for piano. Now I know some of you in the audience are saying right now "well I'm not interested in playing the piano, why does this relate to me?" I would encourage you to put that thought aside, because actually, Zach and I got into some pretty in-depth accelerated learning techniques... and I have to say I actually learned quite a bit from him in terms of things that I'm not doing that I could be doing better. Including some things that could improve the way that I learn, and ways that I've maybe been neglecting to structure out my own learning process. Zach really shares some very interesting stuff just about how learning a musical instrument, like learning a language, can be an incredible way to improve, refine, and test your learning methodology. And I think you guys are going to learn quite a bit from this episode. If you enjoy it, please note that there are many like it in the SuperLearner MasterClass - including an uncut video version of this one.
11/28/201738 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 148: Elaina Love: The Surprising Benefits of Cleanses & Extended Fasting

Today we are joined by Elaina Love. She's a repeat guest who is known as an authority in the organic and raw food spaces, but more than that, she's known for cleanses. It's something that we didn't cover at all in our previous episode together, so I wanted to have Elaina back on the show. Not just because she's amazing and I really enjoy talking to her, but also because she knows so much about cleanses. Now if you're skeptical about cleanses I was too. And you know, what I came to realize that all the research about fasting is so positive, and cleanses are just a way  to fast, but to give your body some additional ingredients as you're fasting, to help it clean out and get all the benefits of fasting... and then some. I have to say - I'm a convert. I've committed, on the air as you will see, to doing my first cleanse fast fast cleanse and I hope you guys will give it some consideration as well. What I love about talking to Elaina is she dabbles in both this soft world of holistic, raw food, and vegan, but she also dabbles in the hardcore science, and she knows to tell you what your biomarkers will do, she knows to talk to you about gut permeability and insulin like growth factor in so many other things that I think a lot of people in the space just cannot hold a candle to her.
11/21/201753 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 147: Economist Jeffrey Tucker: Bitcoin Will Unleash Humanity's True Potential

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are actually joined by economist and author Jeffrey Tucker. Now, you might have heard of Jeffrey Tucker. He's very popular in the Bitcoin scene. He's an Austrian School economist...and you might be thinking, "what does this have to do with becoming superhuman?" Well, Jeffrey was here in the studio with me and we were talking about Bitcoin for a new project that I've been working on. Like myself, Jeffrey believes that Bitcoin is going to be one of the key technologies, if not the technology, that liberates humanity, creates unseen prosperity, unseen freedom, and much more. And as I was talking to him, about Bitcoin, I came to realize that a lot of the stuff that he was talking about is about financial freedom, having responsibility for your future, and a lot of different things that we've covered on the show only tangentially, but which really relate to becoming super human. And so I decided to share this interview with you guys here today. I know Bitcoin is not a topic that you would typically think would be superhuman, but it's something that I am extremely passionate about, and something that I want to start talking more and more and more about. Put simply, I think it has the potential to really help a lot of people. So throughout the interview, we talk about what it is, why Bitcoin is such a powerful thing, and why Jeffrey is the first economist who came out and said "hey, this this technology has potential to change the world." We talk about how it's going to change people's lives. We talk about how you can get involved and get started (here's a link to get $10 in Bitcoin free), and much, much more. I hope you enjoy.
11/14/201735 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 146: Developing a Healthy Relationship With Food: Daniel Thomas Hind

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Daniel Thomas Hind. He is a transformational coach and the founder of Evolution Eat. Daniel is a nutrition coach specializing in helping individuals create breakthroughs in their lives around their relationships with food. I discovered a lot of really really interesting things about Daniel throughout this episode, and we completely hit it off. We talked about food and nutrition. We talked about psychology. We talked about habits and we talked about how to game all of it to win your way day by day to better health. From there, we talked about all kinds of hacks and different ways that Daniel etches out the best performance in himself and in his business. I think you guys are really going to enjoy this episode. I sure did!
11/7/201755 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 145: Separating The Gold From The Garbage: We Talk Supplements w/ Industry Insider Ben Harris

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are going to be talking about a subject that we have not really covered in to too much depth, and that is the supplement industry. You might hear me or many other thought leaders talking about supplementation, about vitamins, about powders and nutrients and supplements... But you might not know much about the industry. You might think "well, is this for me? Is this something that I actually need to do?" And you're probably overwhelmed just by the sheer amount of options that are out there. So to help us sort through this a little bit, we've invited Benjamin Harris to the show. He is the co-founder of Nickel and Dime Supplement Club, a new company that is trying to make supplementation cheaper, easier, and more affordable for everybody. Although this episode is not a sales pitch, we definitely do talk a little bit about their products and how they're different. But then, we go into how you can discern the facts from the B.S. when it comes to supplementation, and a bunch of other incredible life hacks around productivity and motivation. I think you guys are really going to enjoy this episode, and if you do make sure to leave a comment!
10/31/201740 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 144: How Behavioral Science Can Improve Your Life: Jon Levy Returns

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today we are joined by Jon Levy... not me, but my much cooler, much more socially developed doppelganger in New York City. We've had Jon on the show before, but we were so caught up talking about his book, The 2AM Principle, that we didn't actually get to talk about what he does normally, when he's not promoting a book... and that is behavioral science. In the episode we go very deep into a lot of different aspects of behavioral science and how you can use it to achieve superhuman results... whether that means in your personal life, in your professional life, happiness, health, wealth, or success. I learned a lot of really really interesting things. John is just a fountain of research and psychological concepts and ideas, and explains them in a way that you can not only understand, but also apply in your day to day life. We learn how you can enjoy experiences more, how you can build better, richer relationships, and everything in between. I think you guys are really going to enjoy the episode!
10/24/201746 minutes, 1 second
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Ep. 143: Samir Becic Shares What's Wrong With The Way We Work Out

Today we are joined by Samir Becic, originally from Bosnia. Samir was a former fitness director at Bally Total Fitness. He created his own unique fitness approach, the Resync method. He's also founded the Health Fitness Revolution online magazine. During his time at Bally's, he was also named the top fitness trainer in America four times, fitness director of the year twice, and Bally's best fitness trainer. His upcoming book is called Resync Your Life, and in the episode you're going to see that Samir has a ton of energy. He's a total character. He's loud. He's got a lot to say, and a lot of ideas to share. We talk about fitness, we talk about nutrition, we talk about what's wrong with all of the above in Western societies... and then we go into a little bit about mindset and why Samir chose the life path that he did. I think you guys are really going to enjoy the episode and if you do make sure to leave a comment. Enjoy guys!
10/17/201744 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 142: Yes, You Can Alter Your Genes w/ Dr. Sharad Paul, Genetics & Skin Cancer Expert

Today, we are joined by Dr. Sharad Paul, who is many, many, many, many things. He's a skin cancer surgeon, a family physician, an academic skin care expert, an evolutionary biologist, a storyteller, and a social entrepreneur, as well as an adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology. He was originally born in England, with a childhood in India. He's a global citizen who now lives in New Zealand. And in 2008, he was featured in international editions of TIME Magazine. He's also been awarded the prestigious Ko Awatea International Excellence Award for leading health improvement on the global scale. I also discovered that he was an advisor to UNESCO, that he has written books in the fiction and nonfiction, scientific and nonscientific spheres, and has a skin care line among many many other ventures. In the episode, we talk about genetics and his interest in how we can alter our genetics and genetic expression. We talk about how we can optimize our health through understanding our own individualized genetics. And then, we go into a deep discussion of vitamin D, skin cancer, sunscreen, and all the different things that frankly I didn't know and I'm pretty sure you didn't know about how the whole piece fits together. It's a really incredible episode, and I know you guys are going to enjoy it.
10/10/201754 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 141: When & How To "Pivot" Your Life Path w/ Coach & Author Jenny Blake

Today, we are joined by Jenny Blake, and I have to tell you: she and I really really hit it off. We really had a great time chatting. She's an author, a speaker, a career coach, business strategist, and much much more. She wears a lot of different hats. But she's mainly the author of Pivot: The only move that matters is your next. It's a great book about life path, deciding what's right for you, being happy, and being satisfied in your career. She also hosts the pivot podcast and she has a private momentum community. On top of all of that, Jenny trains coaches all over the world. She's been featured on CNBC, New York Times, Sunday Times in the UK... Basically she is an awesome super woman, and she shares a lot of my passions for entrepreneurship, lifestyle design, and as I found out kind of surprisingly, we both geek out on productivity, productivity tools, and how to hack your workflow so that you can get more done. She and I both shared that in the last few years, we have worked less than ever before and earned more and impacted more than we have in our lives. So you're going to get a ton out of this episode guys, and if you listen to the end, she also shares a lot of great free resources that you can download from her Web site to do some free homework and decide if a pivot in your life is what what you need.
10/3/201748 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 140: How & Why To Become A More Creative, Better Writer w/ Grant Faulkner of National Novel Writing Month

Today we are going to talk about creativity, and to do that, we are inviting someone on the show who really has helped thousands and thousands of people become more creative in a way that might surprise you. His name is Grant Faulkner, and he is the executive director of National Novel Writing Month and he's the co-founder of a 100 Word Story. Now you've seen his stories in Tin House, Southwest Review, Green Mountains Review, all kinds of different places, and you've seen his essays in the New York Times, Poets and Writers Digest, and The Writer. Grant recently published a collection of 100 word stories, Figures and what he does is help people become more creative. He's written a book called Pep Talks for Writers, and he has a new book coming out in October. I wanted to have Grant on the show because he has helped so many people do something that maybe they didn't think they could do: be creative and write. But in the course of the conversation we go a lot deeper and we talk about why writing and creativity are such superhuman skills, why they will change the way you think, change the way you live, and help you accomplish your goals. It's a great episode, and I think you guys are going to find it very interesting. Grand and I have a lot of in common things as you will see. Enjoy!  
9/26/201739 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 139: How To Re-Wire Your Brain For Optimal Fitness & Nutrition w/ Drew Logan

Today we are joined by Drew Logan. You've probably heard of him - he's a renowned fitness expert, celebrity trainer, and a television star. But actually, we go through something much more kind of interesting and rare in the beginning of the episode, which is that Drew died. Three times. He is the only known survivor of three consecutive sudden cardiac arrests. Doctors don't know why it happened. They don't know if it'll happen again. And living with that has given drew a really unique mindset and really unique approach to life. Drew is known for his fitness approach, 25 days, which deals a lot with habit and mindset. And in this episode, we talk about how all that works and how he has created a proven program to rewire your brain, stop weight gain, and finally crush the habits you hate forever. His book will be coming out in September, which if you're listening to this at release, is probably right now. And he sure has a lot of really valuable stuff to offer.
9/19/201742 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 138: The Neuroscience of Fear & How To Channel It For Good w/ Akshay Nanavati

On today's episode, we are joined by Akshay Nanavati. He is an author, public speaker, and just all around really impressive guy. He has overcome drug addiction, PTSD, from fighting in Iraq with the Marines, and alcoholism that pushed him to the brink of suicide. He's explored some of the most hostile environments on the planet and he has come up with a methodology. It is the same methodology that shares the title with his book, FearVana, which the Dalai Lama himself said "inspires us to look beyond our own agonizing experiences and find the positive side of our lives." Akshay and I had a really incredible conversation. He is also very much interested in neuroscience and the science of memory and learning, and so we attack it from that angle. We start talking about fear, and how we can break the patterns of fear, but more importantly, how we can use fear, and how fear can be a good thing in our lives to create improvement and push us forward. It's a very unique and interesting perspective, and I think you're going to learn a lot not just about fear... not just about tenacity and bravery, but also about habits, about learning, about the brain, about neuroscience, and just about how to structure your life in a very very deliberate way. You might also learn a thing or two about how to turn things around if you're someone who's really suffering or has hit a rough patch.
9/12/201745 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 137: This Life Skill Can Save You From Anything w/ Ryan Stewman: Ex Con Turned Millionaire Entrepreneur

Today we are joined by Ryan Stewman. Now, about his bio. Honestly, you can't make this kind of stuff up. Ryan started out life with a very, very challenging upbringing. He was adopted got into all kinds of trouble. He got arrested for selling drugs. He got out.... but got arrested again, and spent a pretty good amount of time in prison. But today, fast forward, and he is a millionaire entrepreneur. He runs six different businesses. He's published four different books. He has three healthy children and a loving wife... He has really cleaned up his life, and has become an expert in sales and entrepreneurship. Now you might be asking yourself at this point: "I mean, his workload sounds pretty superhuman. His time management sounds pretty superhuman. But what exactly is superhuman about this guy?" Well, first of, we do get into all of that: The entrepreneurship that he learned throughout his struggles. We get into what you can learn from such a challenging and trying experience, and how you can learn something like entrepreneurship. But beyond that, we also get into the skill of sales, and why I think it's an important skill that anyone should have, whether it's selling yourself at a job interview, selling yourself to that attractive guy or gal at the bar, or selling in your day job. Throughout the interview, we talk a little bit about what good salesmanship or saleswomanship looks like, how you can learn it, and why we feel it's a skill that will allow you to unlock your superhuman potential. There's also some pretty touching personal stories in here, and obviously the story has a happy ending, because you can check out Ryan and all of his incredibly successful businesses today. Finally, there's some instructions at the end of the episode that will get you a free copy of his book, so check that out!
9/5/201738 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 136: How & Why To Train Like A Warrior w/ Former Military Trainer Tee Major

Today, we are joined by Tee Major. Now, I have to admit: I didn't know about Tee before his publicist reached out, and I'm kind of sad that I didn't, because he's an amazing guy and you guys are about to find out why. He's not only one of Jillian Michaels top Fit Fusion trainers on the web, he's a member of the ACE group and a specialist in fitness and nutrition, too... But he is also a tactical fitness instructor who served the military, and was their trainer in Iraq and Kyrgyzstan, during  Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He's worked with the Navy, the Air Force, and the Marines, but as I found out, there's actually even more to him! He's an entrepreneur, a successful business owner, a nomad traveling the world, an adventurer, and really just someone who has so much to share. Throughout the episode, we get into a lot. Obviously, we talk about fitness and leadership and nutrition, but then we also go into entrepreneurship. We go into freedom and even get into these pretty difficult childhood and some of the very painful financial and emotional struggles that set him back until the point where he was able to make a change and completely turn his life around, and get to the very impressive place that he is today: Running multiple businesses and helping people all over the world, inspiring millions of people on YouTube, and so on. I'm really excited for you guys to hear this episode. I think there are a couple very very significant takeaways both in life and in fitness that everyone out there should hear.
8/29/201749 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep. 135: Dr. Marilyn Glenville Nutrition Is Behind Nearly All Degenerative Illness

Today we are joined by Dr. Marilyn Glenville. If you haven't heard of Marilyn, well, you probably don't live in the UK, because she is the U.K.'s leading nutritionist and she specializes in women's health. But she's an inspiring public speaker, she's very easy to listen to, and very practical in her approach. She's also the former president of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of Medicine... and she's written over 20 books. In the episode, we talk about nutrition, we talk about all the various aspects, the ins and outs, we discover some interesting stuff we discover some interesting ways that ancestral health or a Mediterranean diet can improve maladies that you might not know it can improve. And, in general, we give some great homework for you to play around with and see how you can optimize and improve your diet. I know you guys are going to enjoy this episode, so I don't have to say I hope!
8/22/201733 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep. 134: How To Live To Be 100+ Years Old w/ John Day M.D.

Today we are joined by Dr. John Day. He is a cardiologist from Salt Lake City, Utah, who spent a significant portion of his life in Asia. He is fluent in Mandarin and he was trained at Stanford University. Here's where it gets interesting: He did some work some research with a little known village in China known as "Longevity Village." And there, he discovered a people who live, on average, to be 100 years old or older. Over the process of getting to know them, working with them, speaking their language, Dr. Dre was able to figure out the secret. He was able to determine exactly what they do... and how it's so different from what we do. I don't know if you guys know the statistics, but most people in most western countries... Well, we do not live to be 100 years old. We live to be significantly less. And so I think there's a lot of really interesting value here. Some of it will come as a surprise... But most of it won't. Most of it is a reinforcement of a lot of the stuff that we talk about every week, maybe with some new, unique, and interesting angles that will inspire and motivate you. I hope you guys are able to live well past 100 with the information that you learned in today's episode!
8/15/201735 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 133: Outsourcing To The Philippines Will Make You SuperHuman w/ Mike Grogan

If you've been listening to the show for any amount of time you know that I'm a big fan of leveraging my time, and you know that I'm all about "outsourcing," "delegating," finding ways to do things in a more efficient way, by hiring people bringing people on... so on and so forth. And today, I wanted to talk with someone who is an expert in that field. Specifically, his name is Mike Grogan, and he's a best selling author, sought after speaker, and an internationally recognized expert on habet creation, change management, and leadership development. Mike is an Irish national who's traveled all over the world, spoken to over 100,000 people in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. His online videos have reach over 15 million people. But we didn't even get into a lot of that stuff, because what Mike does today is that he actually lives in the Philippines, where he is the co-founder of The Rise of the Pinoy, an advocacy group with a mission of empowering Filipinos to create a First World Philippines. He also is involved in helping a lot of individuals and international organizations work with and really harness the incredible amount of intellect and ambition that there is in the Philippines. Now you guys probably know, if you've ever reached out to our customer service or watched our videos, that more than half of our team is all based in the Philippines, working full time to deliver you guys great content, answer all your emails, and more. So this is something that I'm really passionate about, something that I feel was one of the best decisions I made in my business, not just from a cost perspective, but also from a quality of service, quality of product perspective. I really feel that it has allowed me personally and my business to grow and accelerate in ways that I just couldn't have if I hadn't tapped in to this incredible country of 100 million smart, ambitious, and hardworking people. In this episode, I wanted to share that with you guys. I think there's going to be a ton of value for you, whether or not you're entrepreneurs, because you can start discovering how you can potentially outsource or delegate some of the things that you're doing every single day... whether that's research, whether that's organizing your daily life, and really benefit as so many top business leaders have already from the power of the international workforce. We talk about that, we talk a little bit about habits, we talk a little bit about what makes Mike superhuman, and just a little bit about mindset. Also, make sure you listen through to the end for a FREE copy of Mike Grogan's book! I think you guys are really going to enjoy this episode!
8/8/201742 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep. 132: We Talk Productivity, Self Awareness, and Discipline w/ Darius Foroux

Today we are joined by Darius Foroux. He is a serial entrepreneur a blogger and the podcaster behind The Practical Podcast. You may have also heard of his book, Win Your Inner Battles, or his program, Procrastinate Zero, which is a high achievement training program, or his various blogs about productivity, life lessons, and various different ways to have more energy and motivation. We originally heard about Darius from Hugo in Spain, so thank you for the recommendation! As you know, I love talking productivity and I'm a total productivity geek, and I'll take any opportunity I can to learn some new tips and tricks. In this episode, I definitely did that. We talk productivity, we talk tools, tips, strategies, and different ways that you can have more energy and get more done... And I don't think anyone out there would object to that.  I'm sure you guys will enjoy the episode!
8/1/201731 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 131: How To Learn Music & Musical Instruments Faster w/ Josh Turknett

Welcome to this week's episode. Today we are going to explore a topic that really we haven't explored enough, and that is learning about music. We all know that music is so good for our brains, and we know that there are so many benefits to learning a musical instrument besides looking cool at parties. But how do we do it? And more importantly, how can we do it faster and more effectively? Well today we are joined by Josh Turknett. He is the author of The Migraine Miracle. We talk a little bit about that, but more importantly, he's a neurologist and he's the author medical editor for The Journal of Evolution and Health. And, on top of all that, he's a musician and instrumentalist. He's the founder of Brainjo, which is a system of musical instruction that really incorporates the Science of Learning and Neuroplasticity. And he's just all around a pretty interesting guy. In this episode, we talk about learning, we talk about migraines a little bit, and then we go into and kind of geek out on the learning behind music. Can anyone learn how to play music? How can you accelerate your learning of music?  How does it influence your brain? How does it change your brain? It does take us a little while to warm up and really get into the super nitty gritty of it, but I think it is going to inspire you and I think you're definitely going to learn a lot. I certainly got an incredible idea for how I could dramatically improve my memorization of new musical pieces.... And it was this common sense thing that I never thought of. Hope you guys enjoy it!
7/25/201739 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 130: How Better Communication Will Transform Your Life w/ Amy E. Smith

Today, I have a guest for you that I totally hit it off with. Her name is Amy E. Smith, and she is a life coach who specializes in helping you have the hard conversations. She helps you say no without looking like a total jerk. And she coaches people and speaks all over the world all over the country through her brand The Joy Junkie, and she uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to help individuals really empower themselves get to a point of self-love and confidence, where they can communicate authentically, openly, and honestly. You might ask: what's superhuman about that? But honestly, I think it is one of the skills that has helped me really grow as an individual. And... just the morning of recording this podcast, I was having this exact debate with someone very close in my life. So we recorded an episode on it, and I was very lucky that Amy happened to be on the docket for this week's episode. In it, we talk about a lot of very very interesting stuff from emotions, responsibility, emotional maturity, communication styles, and inner dialogue. It sounds all really touchy feely, but actually it was an incredible episode. I think you'll definitely see that we hit it off! Let me know what you guys think!
7/18/201745 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 129: Could Giving Up Alcohol Make You "SuperHuman?" w/ Ruari Fairbairns

This week is a special episode for a couple different reasons. For one, we are continuing my format of coming a little bit less prepared to the interviews and just seeing where it takes me, and I think you guys will agree that the interviews tend to come out a little bit more interesting, a little bit more engaging, when I just roll with the punches and explore my curiosity. The second reason that this episode is special is because we're covering a topic that's actually pretty close to my heart and politically close to my journey of becoming superhuman, and that is the quest to stop drinking alcohol.   We are joined today by Ruari Fairbairns. He's an entrepreneur, he's a speaker, he's an oil broker of all things, and he's a father of two girls. He and his partner founded One Year No Beer, which is basically a challenge to help people get alcohol free and focus on fitness in a more communal and a little bit more modern approach than some of the other ways that people quit alcohol. They have tens of thousands of members all over the world who are transforming their lives following simple and science backed shifts in mindset. In this episode, we talk about all kinds of different benefits for giving up alcohol. We're going to talk about ways that you can give up alcohol and ways to really assess if this is something that is right for you. As I said, this is something that's provided a lot of value in my own life, from improved health to forcing me to develop my own social skills, and you'll hear a lot about that in the episode as well.
7/11/201741 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 128: Understanding (And Becoming) "Iceberg People"

Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to another special episode. This week, I want to elucidate an idea or framework that I’ve been developing and pondering on for quite some time. It’s an idea I have for a certain type of people. A group that I like to call “Iceberg People.” And in this episode, I’ll not only explain to you who they are, but also why (and how) to become one.
7/4/201714 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 127: From Space Suits To Sounder Sleep: Mark Aramli On How To Improve Your Sleep

In this episode, we sat down with Mark Aramli. Mark is the inventor and principal engineer for the patented BedJet CCS. Mark's first engineering role was at United Technologies, builder of the space suit for NASA. His engineering responsibilities included the space suit primary life support system (PLSS), specifically elements relating to heating, cooling and climactic comfort of the interior space suit environment for the astronauts. But he's also worked on some other VERY interesting projects, as we learn in the episode. My goal in the episode was to dive deeper on sleep than we have on previous episodes. Specifically, I wanted to learn about temperature, and how it effects our sleep. And, as always...Can we hack it? It's a great episode, and I know you're going to love it.
6/27/201737 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 126: Developing Grit, Patience, & Passion w/ Caroline Adams Miller

Today, we’re joined by Caroline Miller, author, public speaker, coach, and expert on “grit.” For almost three decades Caroline has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. In 2015 she was named “one of the ten Positive Psychology coaches to follow.” Caroline has also been featured in hundreds of magazines, newspapers and other media around the world for several decades, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR and CNN. She’s even published an impressive 6 books, including Creating Your Best Life, Positively Caroline, and Getting Grit. In this interview, I wanted to dive into a topic we haven’t covered much at all on the show: grit, or, as I understand it, tenacity and perserverance. What is it? What does it help with? How does it work? Can you learn it? Of course, Caroline offered all of that - but much, much more. We go into her story, the role of passion, the power of patience, and much, much more. I just know you're going to love this episode.
6/20/201745 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep. 125: How (And Why) Burning Man Changes People Forever

Greetings, SuperFriends, to a very special episode of The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast! Typically, on the show, I interview world class athletes, memory champions, coaches, and more to help you guys understand the skills, strategies, and tools they use to overcome the impossible and achieve superhuman performance in a variety of fields. Today's episode, however, is quite different. In it, I talk about one of the more important rites of passage I've experienced in my own journey towards Becoming SuperHuman. But it's not one you would expect. If previous "special" episodes have taught me anything, it's that you guys love hearing about my own experiences, and enjoy deviating out from the standard format to learn about new and unusual things. Well, this episode will definitely offer that, and what's more, I want to give you guys a heads up that I'll be slowly experimenting with and changing the format of many future episodes to be a bit less formal, a bit less scripted, and hopefully, a bit more fun for my guests and I - so look forward to that. What follows is one part explanation, one part manifesto, and one part experience sharing: It's both a deep insight into my own mind, and a painfully shallow attempt to describe something indescribable. But I'm pretty sure you're going to love it. As always, hit me up on the Twitter Machine - @gosuperhuman - or post a comment on the blog post, which has some special videos and pictures - including a few of yours truly, and let me know what you guys think.
6/13/201726 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 124: Cedric Bertelli: How To Instantly & Permanently Heal Emotional Trauma Using "TIPI"

Today we are joined by Cedric Bertelli, an expert in a little-known but interesting practice called Tipi. Tipi is an emotional regulation technique that helps people overcome fear and emotional trauma. It deals with sensory memory, or unconscious body memory. To be quite honest, I didn’t know anything about Tipi at all before this interview, and for that reason, I was excited to invite Cedric onto the show to explain it to us. In this episode, we talk about an interesting and shockingly simple method for overcoming emotional trauma. We learn about “Tipi” and how it works, why and how the method was developed. We discuss the body and the brain, and it’s natural ability to heal itself from literally anything. Cedric doesn’t hold anything back, and shares with you exactly how the method works, so that you can experiment with it at home. Though the method does go against so much of what we think we know about psychological trauma and healing, I encourage you guys to keep an open mind. As I point out in the interview, I felt a little bit like I did when talking to Wim Hof, who has shocked the scientific and medical community with his ability to control the autonomous nervous system with a simple breathing technique - so I encourage you guys to keep an open mind!
6/6/201736 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 123: Christopher Kelly on Engineering Optimal Human Performance

Today, we’re joined by Christopher Kelly, software engineer and pro cross country mountain biker by day, and host of the Nourish Balance Thrive podcast, certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition practitioner, health coach, and all around fitness buff by night. Recently, I had the opportunity to appear on Chris’ show, and I so enjoyed chatting with him that we agreed to do a follow up conversation here on our show. I wanted to learn how Chris became so interested in nutrition, what he learned through his certification, and hear some of the best stuff he’s learned by doing over 150 episodes. In this episode, we talk about a LOT of different things, from autoimmune isolation diets, to health optimization, to immunity, to accelerated learning, blood glucose, diabetes, cold exposure, and a heck of a lot more. Christopher has so much knowledge to share that I couldn’t help but jump around and cover a lot of ground - so I do apologize if it feels a bit like I’m all over the place. All in all, It’s a phenomenally interesting and engaging episode with lots of exciting information, and I think you’re really going to enjoy it!
5/30/201752 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 122: Dr. Andrew Newberg On The Neuroscience & Philosophy Of Human Consciousness

Today we’re joined by Dr. Andrew Newberg, co-author of How God Changes Your Brain and How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain. If those two titles are familiar, it’s because Andrew’s co-author, Mark Robert Waldman, has been on the show before. Dr. Newberg is a neuroscientist and Director of Research at the Markus Institute of Integrative Health at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, as well as Adjunct professor of Religious studies and Associate Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania school of medicine. You’ve probably seen him in Newsweek, the LA Times, and more, or seen the byproduct’s of his work, including The Mystical Mind, Why God Won’t Go Away, and Why We Believe What We Believe. My goal with this interview was to get a better understanding not just of neuroscience, but also to understand how it is influenced by our spiritual beliefs and practices. In this episode, we talk about all things neuroscience, and go deeper than we did with Mark Robert Waldman into the cognitive benefits of implementing a spiritual or mindfulness practice. We do take a while to get into the practical and hands-on stuff, but I think you’ll get a LOT out of the surrounding discussion. I learned a lot of interesting things about the brain, but also about the state of neuroscience, what we know about the brain, and some of the challenges facing the scientific field as a whole. Overall, I’m quite sure you’ll enjoy the conversation, and that it will provide you with lots of useful and actionable information!
5/23/201747 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 121: Celebrity Trainer Vinnie Tortorich On How To Remap Your Body For Optimal Health

Today, we’re joined by Vinnie Tortorich, public speaker, celebrity trainer, author, and podcaster. For years, Vinnie has worked with people from all walks of life, ranging from Iron Man athletes to Celebrities, to help them understand how to stay in shape and lose weight. He’s known as America’s Angriest Trainer, because of his views on the fitness and diet industries, and the unfair manipulation they’ve imposed on all of us. You’ve probably heard him every other week on Adam Carolla’s show. In this episode, we talk about a range of interesting stuff, from diet and nutrition to particulars on how weight loss and weight gain actually work. Even though these are topics we’ve covered quite a few times on the show, somehow, I still managed to learn some fascinating new tidbits, and so I think you’re really going to enjoy the episode.
5/16/201751 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 120: William Davis M.D. Is Back, And He Wants To Help Protect You From Your Doctor

Today, we are joined by past guest and bestselling author Dr. William Davis, who’s latest book, Undoctored, takes a look into the medical system, how it’s failed us, and how we can all become more informed about our health. You probably know Dr. Davis from his previous book, Wheat Belly, or from his popular episode on this show. In this episode, we talk about healthcare, why it isn’t serving you, and how you can flip the script on the conversation you have with your doctor. Dr. Davis shares how you can take charge of your health, what you can do to improve it, and much, much more. I think you’re really going to enjoy it. And now, without further adieu, let me present to you, Dr. William Davis
5/9/201746 minutes
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Ep. 119: We Talk Bone Broth, Health Hacks, Marketing, and Business w/ Entrepreneur Justin Mares

Today we are joined by Justin Mares, a serial entrepreneur and author, and the more recent founder of Kettle and Fire, a rapidly growing ecommerce company specializing in ultra-healing bone broth. Justin is widely regarded as a marketing expert, and has been involved in no less than two startups which were successfully acquired. He’s the author of Traction: The Startup’s Guide to Getting Customers. Our goal for this episode, however, was less on the business side - though I definitely did want to touch on Justin’s vast knowledge in that area. Instead, the main focus was to share with you a rapidly-growing trend in the health space - bone broth. In this episode, we talk about marketing, entrepreneurship, bone broth and why it’s beneficial for your health, habits, physical fitness, speed-reading, movement, and much, much more.
5/2/201742 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 118: Acro Yoga Co-Founder Jason Nemer On The Intoxicating Practice That Heals Body, Heart, & Soul

Today, we are joined by a very special guest, and someone who, without knowing it, has dramatically improved my own life in the last half a year. His name is Jason Nemer, and he is the co-founder of and driving force behind the rapidly growing sport of AcroYoga. Haven’t heard of it? Well… Acro Yoga is a partner acrobatic practice that combines elements of gymnastics, yoga, and thai massage to create an incredibly enjoyable and powerful experience. Far beyond just the physical exercise and fitness element, my own experiences with Acro Yoga have been deeply healing and uplifting emotionally and spiritually - for reasons that we’ll get into in the episode. Today, Jason travels the world sharing this incredible practice with people everywhere. He’s been featured on The Tim Ferriss Show, Forbes, and more… and today, we’re very honored to have him here. In this episode, we talk about… well, obviously, Acro Yoga… but much much more. We talk about what the practice is, and the surprising ways it will impact your life. We talk about trust and emotional health. We talk about how to start a global movement. We talk about learning… and much, much more. Personally, I think this was one of our best episodes ever - up there with our award-winning episode with David Heinemeier Hansson - but maybe it’s just the huge amount of admiration and gratitude I have for Jason and his work. Don’t know.
4/25/201756 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 117: How To Live Life To Your Highest Purpose w/ Jake Ducey

Today we’re joined by Jake Ducey, a 3-time author and speaker on the topics of leadership, human potential, and motivation. Though Jake is actually much younger than you’d imagine, his list of accomplishments and insights are quite impressive, ranging from working with some of the world’s largest corporations to speaking to over half a million people. He’s received praise from such greats as Jack Canfield, who called him an inspiration! Pretty impressive. In this episode, we talk about inspiration, purpose, fear, life philosophies, and much, much, more. Jake’s youthful energy is a breathe of fresh air and a reminder of the power of positivity - and so I think you’re going to really enjoy this episode!
4/18/201738 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 116: How To Optimize Your Performance Like The World's Top Athletes w/ Expert Dr. Greg Wells

Today, we are joined by Dr. Greg Wells, a physiologist, scientist, broadcaster, and author. Dr. Wells has dedicated his career to understanding human performance and how the human body responds to extreme conditions. Throughout his career, Dr. Wells has coached, trained and inspired dozens of elite athletes to win medals at World Championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympics. He has studied athletic performance in some of the most severe conditions on the planet, like the Andes Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Dr. Wells is also the author of Superbodies: Peak Performance Secrets from the World’s Best Athletes, which explores how genetics and DNA, the brain, muscles, lungs, heart and blood work together in extreme conditions, and, he has a new book coming out soon called The Ripple Effect In this episode, we talk about a really wide range of fascinating topics, from sleep and nutrition to exercise and peak performance habits. We uncover some surprising things that you may not realize are influencing your overall physical and mental performance, and even go into some cool tools and strategies you can implement right away. I really, really enjoyed this conversation, and I think you will, too.
4/11/201755 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 115: Entrepreneur & Eclectic Noah Kagan Shares His Best Tips on Learning, Productivity, and Entrepreneurship

Today, we’re joined by a very special guest - but one that I’m not even sure how to describe… He’s a serial entrepreneur, author, podcaster, internet marketer, eclectic, business expect, and taco lover. He was employee #30 at Facebook and #4 at Mint. He’s the entrepreneur behind such successes as Sumo and AppSumo. He’s regularly seen with and compared to greats like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Ramit Sethi, and more. Oh, and he just paid $1.5M for a domain name - what?   I was so excited to do this episode because although Noah and I have been in contact by email for years, we’ve never actually had the chance to sit down and have a real mind-meld. I really love him and his work, and I think you’re going to understand why immediately.   In this episode, we talk about… well, all kinds of stuff. Noah was his interesting, quirky, and insightful self right out of the gate, diving into his unique and effective learning philosophy. He managed to be SO interesting, that I got through less than half of the questions I had prepared… and yet, I think that the interview is actually better for it. On my end, I learned about a ton of interesting skills, habits, and ideas that I want to try out in my own life, and I think you will too.
4/4/201757 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 114: Memory GrandMaster Kevin Horsley on How To Have an Unlimited Memory

Today, we are joined by Kevin Horsley, a GrandMaster of Memory, world record holder, bestselling author, and public speaker who hails from South Africa. For the past 25 years, Kevin has been working to better understand the mind and memory - overcoming his own difficult learning disabilities and going on to win the world record for the matrix memorization of 10,000 digits of pi - often referred to as the “Everest” of memory tests. In this episode, we talk about… you guessed it… memory and learning. Just a warning: we go very deep very fast into the nitty gritty of many of the techniques, and how Kevin is innovatively using them. If you haven’t heard our past episodes on memory and learning with Anthony Metivier, Mattias Ribbing, Ron White, and a few more, you might want to listen to those ones first, because we do assume in this interview that you kind of understand basic mnemonic techniques by now. We talk about speed reading, methods for reviewing and retaining what you learn, memory palaces, and a lot more. Kevin holds nothing back and shares a ton of super valuable tips and ideas, and so I think you’re really going to enjoy it.
3/28/201745 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 113: Robb Wolf on How We Are Wired To Eat - And How To "Rewire" Your Body For Optimal Health

Today we have a very special treat, as we’re happy to invite back one of my favorite thought leaders, podcasters, and authors for a second time on the show. The guest is Robb Wolf, and he’s the NYT bestselling author of The Paleo Solution, the host of the Paleo Solution Podcast, and widely regarded as one of the absolute top authorities in the world of diet and nutrition. Robb joins us today to talk to us about his latest, much-anticipated book, Wired to Eat: Turn Off Cravings, Rewire Your Appetite For Weight Loss, And Determine The Foods That Work For You. You guys, I have to say, that I so enjoyed Robb’s previous book, that I quite nearly broke my own rule about not reading advance copies before the interviews. In this episode, we talk about… understanding variance, a framework for diagnosing what works for you, blood glucose monitoring, how much carbohydrate is too much… we went really deep into the nitty gritty, and yet once again, we only scratched the surface of Robb’s tremendous knowledge. I now really understand why writing this book was so necessary.
3/21/20171 hour, 3 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 112: The 30 Secrets Of Adulthood That Life Has Taught Me So Far

Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to a very special episode of The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast. Why is it special, you ask? Well, it's not every week that I turn 30 years old! To mark this milestone (which happens on March 18th), I wanted to do something special. To commemorate the very blessed and very unique life I've lead up until this point, and to reflect back on just what the heck I've learned over the last 30 years. Years ago, I was greatly inspired by Ryan Allis, who, on his 30th birthday, published a 1,284 slide presentation aptly named Lessons From My 20's. I very strongly recommend you check it out (at http://hive.org/20s) if you haven't already. In it, Ryan shares just about everything he learned over the period of 10 years as an entrepreneur, thought leader, and human being.  I'm also deeply grateful to Gretchen Rubin, who, in her fantastic and pragmatic book on becoming a better human being, Better Than Before, shares a wonderfully catchy concept she calls "Secrets of Adulthood." Basically, a Secret of Adulthood is a powerful and simple lesson that can only be learned by, well, growing up and maturing. They range from the fanciful and fun, like "Try not to let yourself get too hungry," to the very serious and inspiring: "What you do EVERY DAY matters more than what you do ONCE IN A WHILE." Immediately after reading her book, I began collecting a list of my own - and that list is what you'll be hearing today. Some of them might be strange. Some of them controversial. Many were learned in deeply cherished books, yet still many in passing conversations with complete strangers. Some learned at the highest of highs, and others at the most harrowing and horrific of lows. Some are completely unique, and others simply build on those before them. But from my perspective, each of them is, unquestionably, true - at least in my experience. With that said, I invite you to let me know what you think? Has life taught you some of these same lessons? Or perhaps others that I have yet to learn? We are each so unique shaped by the paths that we travel on, and I find it most fascinating just how much those paths often converge.
3/14/201718 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 111: Elaina Love On How Raw Foods Help The Body Heal

This week, we are joined by Elaina Love from Pure Joy Planet, and the Pure Joy Culinary School, and one of the pioneers in the growing “raw, plant based diet” movement. Like so many of the nutrition experts we’ve had on the show, Elaina focuses on a low carb, higher-fat diet free from artificial junk and processed foods. What makes Elaina unique is that she is known as one of the more respected authorities both in the raw and in the vegan communities, though as we found out in the interview, her diet isn’t as black-and-white as you might expect. Because we’ve never done a show about veganism, much less about raw food, I wanted to understand that side of the story a little bit better, and challenge some of my own assumptions and long-held beliefs about diet and nutrition.   In this episode, we talk about dietary suggestions, the benefits of raw food, and a whole entire new world of enzymes and why you should consider taking them. I really expected to find her much more extreme, but was surprised to find that we agreed on just about everything! I also learned a great deal in this episode, which was surprising given how many episodes we’ve done on diet and nutrition. I came away with a long shopping list of new products and supplements to try out, and a bunch of new ideas to test in my own life. I think you guys are going to LOVE this episode!
3/7/201752 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 110: How to Place Yourself Among The World's Most Successful People w/ Jared Kleinert, 21 Year Old Entrepreneur

Today, we’re joined by Jared Kleinert - a 21 year old entrepreneur and author best known for his bestselling book, 2 Billion Under 20, and more recently, 3 Billion Under 30. Starting out at a very young age, Jared has built one of the world’s most valuable networks, and regularly rubs elbows with some of the world’s most influential people - and in doing so, has become quite the influencer himself. You’ve probably seen Jared on TED.com, Forbes, and more… Pretty impressive! The goal of this interview was to understand just how Jared has achieved so much success at such a young age, but also, to see what tips he can share with us from his time with the world’s top thought leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, and more. Throughout the episode, we talk about a LOT… we talk about relationship building skills, networking, craaaazy stories that come from Jared’s network, what he’s learned from some of the world’s top performers, how he learned what he learned and got to where he is, and much, much more. It was so inspiring to talk to Jared and see what he’s been able to do at such a young age, and I think you’re going to learn a lot from him - I certainly did!
2/28/201758 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 109: How To Routinely Create EPIC Adventures w/ Expert & Superconnector Jon Levy

So, I know this is confusing, but today, we are joined by Jon Levy - with a Y instead of an I - the author of The 2AM Principle: Discover The Science Of Adventure. Once a self-described nerd, today, he runs with the bulls in Pamplona, crashes million dollar weddings, takes a flight on average every 3 days, and is widely considered one of the top experts in adventure, with endorsements from many of the industry’s biggest names like Lewis Howes and Chris Bailey. In this episode, we talk about Jon’s framework for seeking out and experiencing jaw-dropping adventures. As someone who considers “adventure” to be one of the 8 criteria for a balanced and happy life, and an avid adventurer myself, I was eager to figure out how Jon finds and chooses various adventure opportunities, and how he has turned something so seemingly random into a well-thought-out methodology. We talk about how to systematically create and find adventure, the difference between those two things, suggestions for building an incredibly exciting lifestyle, and much, much more. This was a really incredible episode, guys. I learned a TON - and I know you will, too.
2/21/201745 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep. 108: How Spirituality, Mindfulness, Psychedelics, & Religion Alter Your Brain & Performance w/ Neuroscience Researcher Mark Robert Waldman

Today, we are joined by author, neuroscientific researcher, therapist, and the world’s leading expert on spirituality and the brain, Mark Robert Waldman. Mark is faculty at Loyola Marymount University and author of 13 books, including Words Can Change Your Brain and How God Changes Your Brain, the latter of which was nominated as a “must read” by Oprah Winfrey. He’s also just published a new book on January 31st, called Neurowisdom. Mark’s body of work is a formidable cornucopia of knowledge on the brain, and how we can influence it’s development and behavior with something as simple as thoughts and beliefs. But don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another episode where I go off into energies and woo-woo… Mark is a very respected researcher in the field of neuroscience, having had his work published in peer-reviewed journals worldwide, and publications ranging from Time Magazine to Forbes and The New York Times. In this episode, we talk about… god, neuroscience, psychedelics, spirituality, yawning, communications, guided meditations.
2/14/201752 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 107: How To Survive The End Of The World: Extra Passports, Foreign Bank Accounts, & More w/ Flag Theory Expert Edmund John

Today, we are joined by Edmund John, founder and CEO of Flag Theory… Flag Theory is a company that specializes in, well… turning people into Jason Bourne. International bank accounts, offshore corporations, multiple passports… you name it. This episode reflects my ongoing curiosity around and passion for disaster planning. What happens when economies collapse? When countries go to war? I don’t know about you, but I want to be prepared, just in case. In this episode, we talk about everything from weathering political instability to legally avoiding taxes and everything in between. Though you might think you need to be a multimillionaire to worry about this kind of stuff, but as Edmund explained, you really don’t… In fact, after meeting Edmund and his team a month or so ago, I promptly signed up for their services and started protecting myself. Just a quick heads up and disclaimer. I do use and do recommend Flag Theory and their services, but it’s important that you know that I earn a small commission if any of you guys choose to work with them. It’s also important that you understand that nothing in this episode constitutes financial or investment advice, so, even though I’m now protected by redundant corporate entities in two countries… please don’t sue me!
2/7/201740 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 106: We Experience Reiki Energy Healing First-Hand w/ Master Yolanda Williams

So, check it out, guys. As you know, I’ve been pretty interested in ideas like Q’i, energy healing, and the unknown for the last year or so. Well, today, we’re going to take a deep dive into that, and really exploring the outer reaches of the word “superhuman" - and, well, I’m not quite sure what to make of this. We’re joined by Yolanda Williams of Yew Chi Wellness, a Reiki master teacher, educator, and speaker. If you don’t know about Reiki, well, we’re going to get into that in the episode, but basically, it’s a form of energy healing… but here’s where things get really interesting. Before the interview, Yolanda offered me a Reiki healing session, which I was very happy to accept. So far, so good. But here’s where things get really interesting… the Reiki session was performed remotely - over the span of 7,500 miles - without Yolanda and I ever talking. What’s even more interesting? Yolanda’s assessments were actually quite accurate. Needless to say, I had to get to the bottom of this and figure out just what the heck was going on… and of course, bring you guys along for the ride. In the episode, we talk about Reiki, healing, energies, and much, much more. The episode will certainly require you to keep an open mind - but if you do, I think you'll learn a lot and maybe have some of your long-standing beliefs challenged. I know I did...
1/31/201752 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 105: Jonathan Levi: How Entrepreneurship Saved My Life

This week, we have a little bit of a unique episode... This week's guest is... Me! You see, after lots of feedback from you guys to share more about me, and my thoughts, and my story, I decided to recruit my friend and repeat podcast guest Dr. Anthony Metivier to turn the tables around and interview me on my own show. Now, in this episode, we cover a LOT of new information, and we unearth a LOT of things that I've never really talked about elsewhere. I share a pretty in-depth and pretty upsetting story of my own struggles with depression and low self esteem, I talk about the various ways that I've grown, changed, and overcome... and I share my thoughts on entrepreneurship, authenticity, and a lot, lot lot more. Because Anthony and I are such dear friends, the conversation does have a pretty informal tone. And, I have to say that we do jump around a bit from subject to subject. My hope, though, is that this episode will really help you guys get to know me better, and that it will offer you some valuable information and insights that you can apply to your own lives...  Because, as you'll hear in the episode, it's really so critically important to me to ensure that my work improves your lives, and furthermore, it's one of my goals to build a more intimate relationship with my audience and fans.
1/24/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 104: Why Yerba Mate is Nature's Sacred Healer w Guayaki's David Karr

Today, we’re joined by David Karr, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Cebador for Guayaki. You might recognized the name Guayaki for those bright yellow packages of teas called Yerba Mate in supermarkets everywhere.. and if you’ve been a fan of the show for a while, you probably know a bit about Yerba Mate, or have heard me recommend it for it’s powerful nootropics powers. Well, today, I wanted to interview someone who has devoted a good part of his life to sharing this plant with the world. My goal for this episode was to explore Yerba Mate, a plant medicine that I’ve used and promoted extensively for the many benefits it offers, but of course, you’ll get much, much more from it. Throughout the episode, we talk about Yerba Mate and it’s many health benefits, we talk about social entrepreneurship, business, life journeys, and much, much more. David shares his thoughts on how capitalism can be hacked to create and amplify social good, and also explains how he managed to build such a successful company from the ground up. It’s a fantastic episode, and I just know you’re going to get a TON out of it.
1/17/201740 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 103: Kevin Warwick, World's First "Cyborg," on Artificial Intelligence

Today, we are joined by Kevin Warwick, Deputy Vice Chancellor of Research at Coventry University, and former Professor of Cybernetics at the University of Reading. Oh… he’s also considered to be the world’s first actual cyborg, having connected his nervous system to the internet nearly 15 years ago. But don’t worry, we’ll get to that later on in the interview...   Kevin is one of the leading researchers in artificial intelligence, robotics, and biomedical engineering, and has authored and co-authored more than 600 research papers and written or edited 27 books including I, Cyborg, QI, The Quest For Intelligence, and In The Mind Of The Machine. He’s also received doctorates and awards from more higher learning institutions than I have time to list, but one interesting one is that the Institute of Physics selected Kevin as one of only 7 eminent scientists to illustrate the ethical impact their scientific work can have… the others, by the way, were Galileo, Einstein, Curie, Novel, Oppenheimer, and Rotblat. You may have also seen Kevin’s work in the National Geographic Documentary, “I, Human."   This episode goes far and wide, and might be one of the most mind-blowing episodes we’ve ever done. Kevin and I talk about artificial intelligence and what it means for humanity. We talk about cyborgs, and what possibilities technology has for making us truly superhuman, we discuss the future of learning, and even start to understand what it will look like when - not if - a new species of humanoids roam the planet. All in all, it’s an incredibly fascinating episode that will bring you up to date on the cutting edge of technology and help you understand how, in the future, we’ll truly become superhuman.
1/10/201757 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 102: Gary Taubes: How Bad Science Made The World Obese

This week, we are joined by a New York Times bestselling author who’s books you’ve almost certainly heard of: Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories. Way before the “Paleo” movement took off in a meaningful way, our guest today was one of the early opinion leaders to promote the idea that not all calories are the same - and that the idea of just “eating less” regardless of what you eat is fundamentally flawed.   Though we have covered diet and nutrition quite a bit on the show, it’s such a central aspect of optimal performance that it bears further investigation and occasional repetition.   Throughout the episode, we take a really deep dive into not just nutrition, but also how it came to be that everything the average person knows about nutrition is fundamentally wrong. We learn how this misinformation has persisted, why it has been so detrimental, and how things are starting to change all over the world. We talk about paleo nutrition, common dietary misconceptions, and a criticism of bad science. All in all, I think you’re going to take away a lot from this episode - I certainly did.
1/3/201756 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 101: GrandMaster of Memory Mattias Ribbing: How To Learn Anything Faster

Today we are joined by Mattias Ribbing, a 3-time Swedish memory champion, and one of less than 200 people in the entire world who can lay claim to the title “GrandMaster of Memory.” He’s written three books on both memory and productivity, and is an accomplished public speaker and coach. But, while today Mattias is one of the top experts in memory and accelerated learning in Europe -as you’ll learn today, he wasn’t always a memory whiz. And like myself, Mattias’ journey started out of a passion for learning and improving himself. In this episode, Mattias and I mind-melded on everything from learning and memory, to a brain-optimizing diet, to fasting, flow, and nootropics. Mattias shares a LOT of incredible wisdom and certainly doesn’t hold back his best tips… I even learned a few new things about mnemonic techniques that I’ve never heard, and came away with a long list of improvements I want to make to my own training materials! Mattias is simply brilliant, and his intellect and enthusiasm simple bubbles over - so I also encourage you to check out his books and lectures.
12/27/201655 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 100B: What I've Learned From Interviewing 100 SuperHumans

This is the 2nd part of the Episode 100 where I revisit each episode, and offer you the top 1-2 takeaways that I personally remember from each one. I'll tell you why I think that each one is important, and how it has affected my life. At the end, I'll also let you know my top 10 favorite episodes, and the top 10 books that guests have recommended.   Please refer to Episode 100A which is the first part of the Special Episode 100.
12/20/201651 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 100A: What I've Learned From Interviewing 100 SuperHumans

Greetings, SuperFriends, and welcome to a very special episode of The Becoming SuperHuman Podcast... Our 100th episode! Can you guys believe that it's been a HUNDRED episodes? When I first started out, I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to 10. And when I listen back to my first few episodes, the absolutely cringeworthy performance I gave makes it all the more impressive that you guys have stuck with me this far. For our 100th episode, I wanted to do something a little bit special. You see, at the beginning of every episode, we promise to give you the skills and strategies to overcome the impossible. For the most part, I feel that we deliver on that promise every single week. Though, with 100 episodes, it can be hard to keep track of all of the takeaways we've offered on the show. Even I, who records the episodes and then listens to them after they've been edited, lose sight of all the nuggets and hidden gems that come out over the course of time. That's why, for this special episode, I want to revisit each episode, and offer you the top 1-2 takeaways that I personally remember from each one. I'll tell you why I think that each one is important, and how it has affected my life. At the end, I'll also let you know my top 10 favorite episodes, and the top 10 books that guests have recommended. Let me say, guys, that this was quite easily the most difficult, grueling episode to produce. I spent countless hours over the last few MONTHs digging through all of the incredible ideas, quotes, books, talking points, and takeaways that we've shared over the last 2 years. Even with speed reading and memory techniques, it was a hell of a lot of information to go through, and ultimately, a lot of major stuff had to be left out. For this reason, I want to encourage you guys to check out and listen to - or re-listen to - any episode that piques your interest. You just may want to listen to this one with a pen and paper in hand. Either way, I hope you enjoy this very condensed summary, catch a few things you didn't know, and recall a few things you'd maybe forgotten over the last year or two. I know I did. s
12/20/201642 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 99: Drew Canole: How To Extract The Juice From Life

A few years ago, today's guest was a financier headed down a path of poor health. Today, he is one of America’s top transformational coaches, with millions of followers on his social media channels, numerous companies, and an internet marketing empire that, quite frankly, blew my mind when I discovered it. Through his message of the powers of juicing and other dietary habits, he’s transformed the lives of thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people… He’s also published 11 books, ranging from juicing to dream hacking and mental transformation… So you know we just had to hear more. In this episode, we talk about childhood trauma, path to self improvement, spirituality, belief systems, juicing, lucid dreaming, motivation, accelerated learning, outsourcing and delegation, identity and purpose, and so much more. I went into the interview expecting to talk about juicing and nutrition, and in the end, came away with a massive, massive dose of inspiration, motivation, and heck… even a few life lessons that just might shape the way I navigate the cosmos going forward. I want to give a big big shout out to Shanna at Organifi for helping me get ready for the interview and encouraging me to dig deep with today’s guest - I think you’ll agree that it really made a difference in the quality of the interview.
12/13/201654 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 98: How To Develop Confidence, Self Esteem, & Healthy Relationships w/ Justin Stenstrom

This week we are joined by Justin Stenstrom, a nationally acclaimed life coach, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. Justin is the founder of EliteManMagazine.com, host of the Elite Man Podcast, and the author of the book Giving Shy Guys Game. Justin’s mission is to empower modern men to be their absolute best selves - a mission which we share - though the episode has appeal to both men AND women. Throughout this episode, we talk about confidence, self esteem, fear, relationships, and much, much more. You’ll clearly see that years of interviewing, writing, reading, and learning has turned Justin into a jack of all trades when it comes to personal development, and so what’s really nice about this episode is that it hits the high notes of a TON of different areas of life. I think you’ll really going to enjoy it and learn a lot!  
12/6/201641 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 97: Biohacker Jaakko Halmetoja These Aren't Your Average SuperFoods

Today, we welcome nutrition expert and public speaker Jaakko Halmetoja to the show. Jaakko is the host of InspiRadio Podcast and has spent the last few years popularizing unique uses of foods like chaga mushroom, chocolate, wild foods, berries, and medicinal herbs. He’s also the author of two books, including The BioHacker’s Handbook. My goal for this episode was to go a bit wider with nutrition - far beyond the topic of paleo that we’ve covered before. I wanted to discover unique foods, unusual findings, and surprising takeaways. In this episode, we talk about a wide variety of health and biohacking topics - from superfoods to unusual supplements and different ways to hack your body and mind. I really enjoyed his very holistic approach to nutrition and nutrients, which is so much less rigid and pinpointed than that of so many experts out there. My big takeaway from this episode was that it’s more about the big picture - the overall lifestyle and mosaic of what you eat and how you live, than it is about adding one specific compound, nutrient, or behavior into your regimen.  
11/29/201643 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 96: Ultra-Triathloner Luke Tyburski on Beating Depression & Developing Grit

This week, we are joined by Australian endurance athlete and motivational speaker Luke Tyburski. Luke is the subject of the new documentary, The Ultimate Triathlon, which documents his grueling journey towards completing the notorious Morocco to Monaco triathlon, a 2,000 kilometer, 12 day taste of hell on earth. To put it into perspective, The Ultimate Triathlon is the equivalent of swimming 500 laps in a 50 meter pool - then cycling the entire length of Britain, and then running a staggering 14 - yes, 14 - marathons. All in less than 2 weeks. In this episode, I wanted to gain some insight not just into Luke’s physical performance and training regimen, but also into what goes on in the mind of a person who willingly subjects himself to such grueling conditions. How does he do it? Why? And what can we learn from it? Throughout the episode, we talk about endurance, goal setting, tenacity, and how you can learn to overcome even the toughest of physical limitations. Luke shares how he has been able to train himself to push past the breaking point, and there are a ton of great takeaways that are sure to inspire and motivate you.  
11/22/20161 hour, 1 minute, 37 seconds
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Ep. 95: How Learning A New Language Will Change Your Life w/ Olly Richards

This week, we’re joined by Olly Richards, the world-renowned language learning expert behind IWillTeachYouALanguage.com. Olly speaks no less than 8 languages, and has taught tens of thousands of people all over the world how to learn languages quickly, easily, and without all the headaches. Also a successful entrepreneur and author, having written numerous books and online courses, and he even hosts his own top-rated podcast. In this episode, I wanted to connect with Olly and hear what he has to say about language learning. Does he agree with past experts we’ve had on the show? Disagree? How and why? How do his own strategies for accelerated language learning mesh with my own framework? In this interview, Olly and I really hit it off, and we jammed about everything from language learning, to memory techniques, to why all of this is so important. Olly shares some interesting and often surprising thoughts on how best to learn a language, and even tells us about some cool resources that I’d never heard of. It’s a great episode, packed with actionable takeaways, and whether or not you’ve ever been intrigued by language learning, I think you’re going to really enjoy it.
11/15/201649 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 94: How To SuperCharge Your Body & Mind w/ Ryan Munsey

This week we are joined by Ryan Munsey, a former athlete turned bestselling author. Ryan started his career with a degree in dietetics, and along the way, worked as a personal trainer, a nutritionist, and even a fitness model. Today, however, in addition to writing, he hosts The Optimal Performance Podcast, runs the House of Strength training facility in Roanoke, Virginia, AND, on top of all of that, serves as the Chief Optimizer of Natural Stacks, a supplement and nootropic company. He’s been featured in Men’s Fitness, CBS, FOX, ESPN Radio, and many more. Ryan and I really hit it off during the episode, and you can definitely tell that we’re cut from the same cloth. The episode runs the gamut - from nootropics, to diet and nutrition, to supplementation, and more. A lot of the things Ryan shared, I had never even heard about before, and I found myself learning a lot more than even I expected. I can confidently say that after hearing this episode, you’ll have a much better grasp on how to boost your mental and physical performance.
11/8/201650 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 93: Nootropics, Biohacking, & Brain Health w/ Stephen Fowkes

As you guys know, my connection to the “superhuman” world is the work I do in accelerated learning, speed reading, and memory techniques. And I would imagine that you all, like yours truly, are very interested in keeping your brains happy and healthy, as much if not more than the rest of your bodies. Well, today, we’re going to talk about exactly that - keeping your brain healthy - now and well into your old age. We are joined by Steven William Fowkes, the biohacker, author, and health expert behind Project Wellbeing, who’s spent the last 14 years promoting an insight into Alzheimer’s prevention. Now, you might not yet be the age where you need to worry about Alzheimer’s, but in fact, Steven’s words of wisdom apply to all age groups. That’s because he has authored or co-authored 6 books, and is a true renaissance man with interests and work spanning from nanotechnology to nutrition to material’s science. In this episode, we talk about all things related to the brain and improving it’s performance. We talk about Alzheimer’s prevention, nootropics, a brain-boosting diet, all sorts of biohacks, and more. For those of you who really love the technical, geeky stuff, you’re going to love this episode, because we go way down the rabbit hole and geek way out. Either way, I think you’re going to learn a ton from this episode, and if so, drop me a tweet and let me know what you thought!
11/1/201647 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 92: Using The Paleo Diet To Cure Disease w/ Chris Kresser

Today we are joined by the New York Times Bestselling Author behind the book, “The Paleo Cure” and the host of Revolution Health Radio Podcast. You might remember in the past, we had my friend and role model Robb Wolf on the show, who is considered one of the most central folks to the Paleo movement. Well, Robb called today’s guest the most knowledgable clinician in the paleo world - and for that reason, we just had to get him on today’s show. You’ve seen him and his work in TIME, NPR, The Atlantic, and more - but it turns out that as a licensed acupuncturist and a self-described “health detective,” today’s guest has a lot more to teach us about health than just dieting. In this episode, we talk about everything from the paleo diet, to how it can repair quite a bit of chronic health ailments, to the many issues with our modern lifestyles, and much, much more.
10/25/201651 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep. 91: Why Learning Is The Only Skill That Matters

Normally, on the show, I interview real-life superhumans to tease out the skills and strategies they use to achieve the seemingly impossible. This week is a little different. This week, we have a "mini" episode; an essay I've written on learning, and why I feel that it's the only skill that really matters. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed producing it. Please take a moment to let me know what you think in the comments either way!
10/18/201616 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 90: How To Get Everything You Want In Life w/ Alex Charfen, Coach to Billionaire Entrepreneurs

Today we’re joined by Alex Charfen, a serial entrepreneur who has has spent his life seeking to understand how to make business grow - a question that eventually evolved into wondering: “How do you help people grow?”   Through his research and years as a top consultant to billionaires, the Fortune 500 and global 100, Alex discovered what he calls the long-misunderstood Entrepreneurial Personality Type (EPT). Best-selling author Robin Sharma recently described Alex as, “the most progressive entrepreneurial mind on the planet” - and for good reason. Since the tender age of 8, Alex has been starting, growing, and selling businesses, and teaching tens thousands of people all over the world how to do the same. He is even a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC, CNBC, FOX News, and USA Today.   As you guys know, we don’t often talk entrepreneurship on the show, focusing more on health and fitness. Well, Alex has some important things to say about that, as well. But more importantly, I think that this episode fits into an important area of reaching one’s true, superhuman potential: financial freedom and life balance. Entrepreneurship may or may not be for you, but either way, you’re going to take away some amazing lessons from Alex and everything he has to say, which ranges from entrepreneurship advice, inspiration, motivation, health, and even tips to create a better romantic life…   In fact, this episode got deeply personal, and at one point Alex launched into full-on coaching mode, turning the mic back on me and coaching me through one of my biggest struggles at the moment. Although it was a huge moment of vulnerability that I think a lot of people wouldn’t broadcast to thousands of people all over the world, I decided to leave it in, because I think there’s a lot of value and applicable takeaways there… Let me know on twitter or via email what you guys think.
10/11/20161 hour, 1 minute, 38 seconds
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Ep. 89: Craig Ballantyne: The 5 Pillars Of Personal Transformation

Today, we’re joined by Craig Ballantyne, a Productivity & Success Transformation Coach, online marketing guru, entrepreneur, and the author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the Day and Control Your Life. In 2001, Craig created the popular home workout program, Turbulence Training, and he’s also the founder of the Certified Turbulence Training Program, certifying trainers from all corners of the globe. He built on that success, building and buying numerous wildly successful online businesses such as Early to Rise, ETR University, and Online Info Blueprint, and today is considered one of the biggest names in my industry, having impacted literally millions of people’s lives. Craig’s online success has led him to create books and a coaching program to show other gurus how to take their ideas and help thousands of people. He holds seminars around the world, and he teaches at the annual SovereignAcademy.org camp every summer in Lithuania. Craig has been a contributor to Men's Health magazine since 2000, and his articles have also appeared in Women’s Health, Oxygen, GQ, Maxim, National Geographic, Men’s Fitness and Muscle and Fitness Hers, amongst many others. His articles have also been featured on Inc.com, LifeHacker.com, and Telegraph.co.uk. But, as we’ll learn in this episode, Craig has had to overcome many obstacles on his journey to success, and his toughest battle was fighting crippling anxiety attacks. He finally discovered how to beat them with his 5 Pillars of Transformation, and today Craig shows men and women how to use the 5 Pillars to get whatever it is that they want in life. In this episode, we talk about a very wide range of things, from practical frameworks you can apply today, to recommended reading, to the most impactful daily habits, and overcoming anxiety. Craig is a true renaissance man with diverse interests and passions, and I just know you’re going to take away a TON of value from this episode.
10/4/201657 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 88: Acupuncture, Taoism, & Eastern Medicine w/ David Orman

We are joined by Dr. David Orman, a wellness entrepreneur, expert, educator, coach, and bestselling author commonly known as “Doc Wellness." Over the years, David has lectured to Congress, taught at major universities, and treated thousands of patients. He’s also an avid martial artist, practicing no less than 5 individual martial arts. In this episode, we talk about the ancient tradition of Tao, and how you can use it excel in health, abundance, and life. We talk about Daoism, martial arts, acupuncture, energies, and how it all fits together. I think this episode is going to pique your interest and curiosity about some of the eastern philosophies, and if so, I encourage you guys to continue learning more and checking out the books and resources we mentioned in the end of the interview.
9/27/201638 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 87: The Critical Flaw Behind Most Self Improvement Thinking w/ Author Derek Rydall

Today we are joined by Derek Rydall, an american screenwriter and author. Derek has worked as an actor, a screenwriter, a screenplay consultant, and has written a few books. He also hosts a podcast called Best Year Of Your Life. But actually, he joins us today to talk about his latest book - Emergence: Seven Steps for Radical Life Change.It's a book about enacting change in your life and in yourself, and figuring out how to re-engage with an ancient principle for living a better life. During this episode, we talk about the Law of Emergence and some of the misconceptions about self help and personal growth, we learn Derek’s story of his own emergence, and if you stick around to the end, you’ll even get a free copy of Derek’s book! I hope you guys really enjoy the episode and get a hefty dose of inspiration and motivation from it!
9/20/201652 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep. 86: David Heinemeier Hansson: An Interview With A Real-World SuperLearner

Today we are joined by a real-life superhuman - a man who has risen to prominence in not just one, but two extremely competitive arenas. David Heinemeier Hansson, better known as “DHH,” is a software developer, entrepreneur, and race-car driver from Denmark. He’s most known for his company, Basecamp, and for developing the popular Ruby on Rails web development framework that has taken the world of web development by storm. In 2005, he was recognized as “Hacker of the Year” by Google and O’Reilly. He’s written a slew of books on software development, and 3 very popular books on building and managing software companies: Getting Real, Rework, and Remote. If that weren’t enough, David has also had a meteoric rise to prominence in the world of auto-racing, climbing through the ranks and coming in among the top spots in what many would call record time. In this episode, I wanted to deconstruct David’s thinking process and figure out how he learns so much so effectively. I wanted to understand how he has managed to be so successful in two entirely different worlds, and see what tips he had to offer to anyone looking to live a life as diverse as his. We talk about how he manages his time, but more than that, we take a deep dive and deconstruct his entire learning methodology in depth, flow, habits, happiness, goals, and how David has spent decades deconstructing and analyzing his own performance from every possible angle. Quite honestly, I can say without exaggeration that this is one of the absolute BEST episodes we’ve ever done.
9/13/201658 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 85: Build The World's Most Valuable Network w/ Jayson Gaignard of MasterMind Talks

Today we are joined by Jayson Gaignard - quite possibly one of the world’s best networkers. In 2012, Gaignard began curating dinners in Toronto, Canada with small groups of entrepreneurs that focused on relationship building. The invite-only dinners became MastermindTalks—larger conferences for entrepreneurs geared toward health, wealth, self-improvement, and networking. Despite humble beginnings, Jason has grown mastermind talks into a world-renowned institution in the entrepreneurial space, hosting such greats as Tim Ferriss, James Altucher, A. J. Jacobs, Esther Perel, Dave Asprey, Guy Kawasaki, and Marc Ecko. In fact, Forbes described Gaignard as one of the top networkers to watch in 2015. He’s also published a book and produces a podcast on the topic of network building. In this episode, I wanted to learn more about how Jayson has built such strong ties with some of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs, and see if we can learn anything from his success. My father always told me that it’s not just about what you know, but also whom you know - and if that’s true, then both Jayson and his incredible skill set are definitely worth knowing. Throughout the episode, we talk about the power of a network like Jayson’s for improving oneself, accomplishing one’s goals, and making a lasting impact on the world. Jayson also shares some very practical tips for building your own network and connecting with the people you admire. All in all, I think you’ll take a LOT away from Jayson’s success story, and his wisdom.
9/6/201647 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 84: Understanding Ch'i, Yoga, & Acupuncture w/ Expert Tiffany Cruikshank

Today, we are joined by one of the top names in the world of Yoga - Tiffany Cruikshank. Because we've done episodes on meditation and ayurveda, it seemed only fitting to round out the trifecta and discuss Yoga, especially since it has seen such an incredible renaissance in the last decade, and is, in many ways, the go-to for tens of millions of people looking to improve their health, their lives, and their performance. With a B.S. in medicinal plant biology and nutrition, a masters in acupuncture and oriental medicine, and a specialty in sports medicine and orthopedics, Tiffany Cruikshank is an expert in how holistic medicine and yoga come together. She teaches vinyasa yoga, and leads teacher trainings in her therapeutic style of yoga, called Yoga Medicine. In addition to all of this, she has written two books, Optimal Health for a Vibrant Life, and Meditate Your Weight, and has served as the acupuncturist at Nike's World Headquarters for the last 5 years. In this episode, we talk about all things holistic medicine - from yoga to acupuncture - and how you can use them to improve yourself and your life. We talk about Yoga, Meditation, and the various benefits you can reap from each - as well as practical and easy ways to reap those benefits. We had a great conversation and really enjoyed ourselves, and I’m quite sure you’ll enjoy listening in, as well.
8/30/201646 minutes, 15 seconds
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Ep. 83: The Healing Power of Psychedelics: Ayahuasca, LSD, Psilocybin & More w/ Dr. Dan Engle

Today, we are going to talk a bit about “drugs” - or rather, medicines. But not the drugs or medicines you’re thinking of. In fact, we're going to be talking about ancient, psychedelic medicines, used for hundreds or even thousands of years by indigineous societies for spiritual exploration. You may have heard of some of these substances - things like ayahuasca, psilocybin, or MDMA. What you may not have heard is how powerful they can be for personal growth and development. On that note, we are joined today by Dr. Dan Engle, a board certified expert in Psychiatry and Neurology with a clinical practice in holistic medicine, orthomolecular psychiatry and integrative spirituality. He is medical consultant to the Temple of the Way of Light Ayahuasca Center in Peru and Onnit Labs in Austin, Texas. He is also Medical Director of Crossroads Ibogaine Recovery Center in Rosarito, Mexico and the Rejuvenation and Performance Institute in Sedona, Arizona. In this episode, my objective was to learn more about the power of tribal medicines such as Ayahuasca and Ibogaine, learn how they affect the body, and see why it is that they're experiencing such a renaissance. But, as always happens, I got so much more out of this conversation than I could have possibly imagined. It's a bit of a longer and denser episode. We go deep into the world of psychedelics, spiritual exploration, trauma recovery, and more. We geek out on neuroscience, and share incredible stories. It’s a bit of an unstructured conversation, but easily one of the most fascinating and engaging we’ve ever had.
8/23/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 82: Hollywood's Body Transformation Secrets Exposed w Eric the Trainer

Today, we are joined by Eric the Trainer, a renowned fitness trainer who has worked with some of the greatest names in Hollywood. He's trained UFC fighters, celebrities, and police academies alike, and he's a spokesperson for Gold's Gym, a writer for Muscle and Fitness and TRAIN magazine, and the Host of "Celebrity Sweat" on Spike TV. In this episode, I wanted to gain some clearer understanding on the world of fitness training and muscle development, from someone who knows so much about it. But, in reality, I got much, much more than I was bargaining for. You see, because my guest today is literally THE force behind some of the most incredible physical transformations in Hollywood - the ones that make your jaw drop when you see them - my mind was opened up to a whole new realm of possibility. We talk about diet, nutrition, and exercise - as we do in many episodes - but with the distinct difference that in this episode, we talk about the extreme end of the spectrum. The end where people’s bodies can be radically transformed in a matter of weeks or even days. And then, we tie it back to practical tips that you can use to do the same to create the body of your dreams - whatever that is. I just know you’re going to LOVE it.
8/16/201648 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 81: Aubrey de Grey: How & Why We Must Defeat Aging

Today, we are joined by Aubrey de Grey, biomedical gerontologist and Chief Science Officer of the SENS research foundation, and co-author of the book Ending Aging. You might know Aubrey from his appearances on 60 minutes, the BBC, The New York Times, Fortune, the Colbert Report, or his popular TED Talk. If you’ve heard him speak before, you’ll know that he is one of the chief drivers behind the view that medical technology may one day enable people alive today to live… well, forever. Through his research on regenerative medicine, and what he calls “Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence, or SENS,” de Grey has proposed a number of ways to not only slow, but even stop and reverse the effects of age on the human body. During the episode, we talk about these methods, the effects of aging, and also raise some of the ethical and practical issues surrounding the idea of a-mortality. We talk about learning, and I was just blown away by how much knowledge and expertise my guest has accumulated - and how he has accumulated it. We also have an absolutely fascinating and engaging conversation about the potential of the future, and what humanity may look like in 20 or 30 years. We truly dive into the idea of what it might be to be “superhuman,” and the resulting conversation will definitely blow your mind. For those of you who really love the heavy, sciencey episodes where we geek out on technical terms, you’re really going to love this episode, and for those of you who don’t, well, you’re going to learn a whole hell of a lot about your body and how it ages, and I’m quite sure you’ll get a kick out of my guest’s combination of jaw dropping wit and dry British humor.
8/9/201643 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 80: Dr. Mark Hyman on Feeling Better Through Functional Medicine

Today, we are joined by Dr. Mark Hyman, one of the most respected health & wellness experts on the planet - and one of the experts that experts themselves turn to. Dr. Hyman is the founder of the UltraWellness Center, the Medical Director at Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine, and the ten time #1 New York Times Bestselling author of books like Eat Fat, Get Thin, Blood Sugar Solution, and the 10-Day Detox Diet. He is the medical advisor to both Bill and Hillary Clinton, the medical editor at the Huffington Post, and has been featured in just about every publication you can think of, from TED to NPR to CNN and more. In this episode, we talk about… diet, nutrition, supplementation, and why over 70% of people are less healthy then they can and should be. We get pretty sciencey, and so I’m sure you’re going to learn quite a bit about your body, what it needs, and how it works.  
8/2/201640 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 79: Understanding Your Purpose & Existence Using Kabbalah w/ Rabbi Moshe Miller

In this episode with Rabbi Moshe Miller, we are going to be exploring something a little bit different… In the past, we’ve talked about meditation and yoga, and in a sense, this episode will be a continuation of that. However, today, we’re going to explore it from another angle - Kabbalah. For those of you who have never heard of it, Kabbalah is a lesser-known teaching of Judaism, characterized by mysticism and mystery. In recent years, it’s become hugely popular among dozens of celebrities, from Madonna to David Beckham, Ashton Kutcher, and Natalie Portman. Personally, I’ve always been intrigued and curious about it, given my interest in and enthusiasm for meditation, so I decided to explore that curiosity in a conversation, and record it for all of you. In that sense, I’m inviting you all to join me on my own learning journey, on a topic I used to know little to nothing about. In this episode, I wanted to gain a deeper understanding both of what Kabbalah is, and what benefit it can offer us in our own lives. My goal was to extract some of the practical teachings of Kabbalah in a secular and non-religious fashion, and make it accessible to anyone in the audience. I hope you take a lot of value away from it.
7/26/201636 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 78: Herbal Elixirs to Change Your Mood, Your Health, & Your Life w/ Colter Merrick

Today, we’re joined by yet another incredible expert I met during the Summit at Sea event late last year. His name is Colter Merrick. As someone who doesn’t drink alcohol, I was particularly happy to meet Colter, as he is an expert in non-alcoholic elixirs and cocktails. What does this have to do with Becoming SuperHuman, you ask? Well, it turns out that Colter runs a company called Elixart, where he and his team develop and produce powerful cocktails with loads of health and mood benefits. After trying just about everything on his menu, I was determined to get him on the show and pick his brain about some of the substances he introduced me to. In this episode, we talk about everything from traditional herbs and plants used for healing, all the way to the flow of energy in our bodies and in our lives, and everything in between. We talk about some plants and substances that you may never have heard of, and why it might behoove you to experiment with them in your own lives… It's a great episode, and I just know you're going to learn a TON!
7/19/201650 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 77: Cracking The Happiness Equation w Neil Pasricha, Blogger & Author Extraordinaire

Greetings, SuperFriends! In this episode, we are joined by a highly esteemed author and public speaker, a Harvard MBA and formal Walmart executive, who’s book, entitled “The Book of Awesome,” has been a New York Times Bestseller for 5 years straight. His popular TED talk has garnered millions of views, and his award winning blog, 1000 Awesome Things, ranks among some of the top blogs on the web. In addition, he’s published a number of other books, and has most recently published The Happiness Equation, a book on how to rethink your life, your career, your time, and your relationships.   In this episode, I wanted to get behind the science of happiness and simplicity with someone who has devoted his career to it. We talk about the habits of happiness, the law of attraction, the science of success, life satisfaction, motivation, life transitions, and much, much more. It’s an absolutely fascinating episode with a brilliant mind, and I just know you’ll take away a ton of motivation and inspiration, just like I did.
7/13/201649 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep. 76: Chris Ashenden of Athletic Greens on Supplementation & Whole Food Nutrition

In this episode, we are joined by Chris Ashenden, the founder and spokesperson of Athletic Greens, the all-in-one supplement that industry experts Tim Ferriss swear by as their nutritional insurance policy. In addition to that, our guest today is a food blogger and nutrition expert who shares his wisdom with people all over the world. In this episode, my goal was to learn more about athletic greens, supplementation in general, and hear my guests’ fascinating story. We really covered a TON of ground on this episode… We discuss supplementation, superfoods, nutritional disorders, learning, depression, entrepreneurship, elimination diets, and the incredible story of how my guest became one of the closest people in the world to Tim Ferriss. Stick through to the end, because our guest shares some really solid actionable tips and diagnostic tools that can help you stay on top of your health in case things go wrong!
7/5/201655 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep. 75: Jeff Sanders: The 5AM Miracle & How to Dominate Your Day Before Breakfast

Today, we are joined by Jeff Sanders, the public speaker and author behind the Amazon Bestseller, The 5AM Miracle. I know what you’re thinking - 5AM is really early - but stay with me, because morning rituals are really interesting and important. In this episode, we’re going to learn how you can better dominate your day by hacking mornings to work in your favor - before you even have breakfast. As someone who has really been struggling recently to get out of bed before 7AM, and who, to be completely honest, has been struggling to stay productive past 1pm, I was really interested in learning some strategies for hacking mornings and creating more effective days. As you guys know, I’m a huge fan of learning any productivity related hacks I can get my hands on, so I was really excited to dive into this episode.
6/28/201634 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep. 74: Iceman Wim Hof: How You, Too, Can Become SuperHuman

Today, we have a very special guest, and someone many of you have requested. It’s not everyday that we have someone on the show that exhibits actual “superhuman” skills in the traditional sense of the word, but that’s exactly what our guest today has been able to prove. Better known as “The Iceman,” my guest today is none other than Wim Hof. He holds no less than 20 world records, ranging from the world’s longest ice bath, to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and 6.7 kilometers of Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts and shoes, to resisting an injection of rattlesnake venom, running a marathon in the desert without water, and much much more. What’s most interesting is that he has been able to successfully teach others to do these amazing feats, using simply the power of yoga and breathing techniques. You'll tell straight away that his passion, energy, and enthusiasm far outweigh my ability to lead the conversation, and so you won't hear too much of me speaking this episode - but I don't think you'll mind one bit. Throughout the episode, I tried to better understand how his special abilities came to be, how he has managed to defy logic (and science) time and time again, and how you, too, can learn to achieve such superhuman feats.
6/21/201647 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 73: We Talk Productivity, Purpose, & Fear w/ Alli Worthington

Today we are joined by Alli Worthington, the author of the book Breaking Busy: How to Find Peace & Purpose in a World of Crazy. She’s also the founder of BlissDom, the world’s largest international women’s business conference, the cofounder of the BlissFul Media Group, and the executive Director of the Propel Women leadership initiative. You may have even seen her on The Today Show, Good Morning America, or featured in Sheryl Sandberg’s website, Lean In. In this episode, we talk about how to break the endless cycle of busy-ness to discover your life’s true meaning and purpose. Given that I’ve recently released a course with one of my mentors on the topic of creating a meaningful life, you guys probably know that this topic is something near and dear to my heart - and so I was very excited to learn from someone as accomplished and thought-provoking as today’s guest. It’s absolutely PACKED with actionable tips and tools that you can implement TODAY to be more productive and feel less stressed. I think you’re going to love it.
6/14/201637 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 72: Mastering Your Long Term Memory w/ Ron White, 2X USA Champion

My guest today is Ronnie White, one of the top memory experts in the world. He’s a two-time national memory champion, having won the USA competition in both 2009 and 2010. He also held the record for the fastest memorization of a deck of shuffled cards for 2 years - a shocking 1 minute and 27 seconds. Today, he trains individuals and corporations all over the world on how to better take advantage of their natural memory skills. Given my background in Memory, Speed Reading, and Accelerated Learning, I was eager to interview Ron and learn everything I could from him. We talk about mnemonic techniques, adaptations, and a lot of powerful learning strategies. Just a heads up, this episode is going to be a bit “technical,” and we’re not going to dumb things down for you. If you’re unclear on some of the terms, I suggest checking out our past episodes with Dr. Anthony Metivier, Nelson Dellis, and Mark Channon.
6/7/201644 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep. 71: How to Develop Tenacity & Unbreakable Willpower w/ Spartan's Joe "Di" Distefano

Today, we are joined by the Director of Sport Initiatives at Spartan Race, Joe DiStefano, aka "Joe DI." If you haven’t heard of Spartan, they’re a company that has started a movement all across the world, hosting events, training seminars, and all-out, extreme obstacle races that push people to their absolute limits. Spartan is a sport, community, a philosophy, a training and nutrition program – with daily advice, a podcast, a series of books, an activity for kids, workout gear, a media channel, an NBC Sports series, a digital magazine, and a timed obstacle race. I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes, my biggest challenges are overcoming not physical limitations, but mental ones. Often times, when the going gets really tough, I give up on myself, bargain, compromise, or convince myself that I can do it. That’s why, in this episode, we talk with one of Spartan’s best and brightest trainers on the topic of mental tenacity. As someone who has helped create some of the world’s toughest sporting events, and an acclaimed personal trainer, our guest today has a lot to say on the subject, and I’m sure you’ll take away not only a huge dose of inspiration, but also some actionable principles you can use to sharpen your focus and increase your mental tenacity in all of life’s challenges.
5/31/201638 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ep. 70: Creating a Meaningful Life & Excelling in Multiple Industries w/ My Mentor, Linda Levine

Today, I have an especially exciting treat for you guys. That’s because today’s guest is a motivational speaker, university professor, life coach, and clown, who, believe it or not, has been my personal mentor and role model since I was just 4 years old. Through her work at San Jose State University, she has been instrumental in creating the university’s top rated course, Creating a Meaningful Life. She has lectured at Fortune 500 companies, municipal governments, and audiences worldwide. Above all of this, she’s an incredible source of wisdom, joy, and inspiration, and I just can’t wait to share it all with the world for the very first time. By the way, if you enjoy this discussion, I want to let you know that my guest and I have recently launched a groundbreaking online course together, titled Creating a Meaningful Life. But don’t worry - it’s not some “fluffy” motivational course. It’s actually a very hands-on, step-by-step action plan for designing the life of your dreams, using the proven strategies of the world’s best life coaches. If you’ve ever listened to an episode of this show and thought “gee, that guy has a pretty awesome life,” then this is your opportunity to learn exactly where I got it from, and build a pretty awesome life for yourself. Whether you’re in a pretty good place or deeply in need of a change, the course is guaranteed to make a measurable and remarkable impact in your life, or your money back… so, to check it out and to take advantage of a special discount for listeners of this show, visit http://jle.vi/meaning
5/24/201638 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 69: Memory Grandmaster Mark Channon on Applying Mnemonics to Your Life

Today, we have a very special treat for you. For the second time in the history of this show, we are graced by the presence of a certified Grandmaster of Memory - Mark Channon. In fact, he was one of the first people in the world to earn that certification, way back in 1995. For over 15 years, Mark has worked as a memory trainer and coach, working with students of all ages. He’s also the author of the books How To Remember Anything, Improve Your Memory, and The Memory Workbook. In this episode, we talk about mnemonic techniques, memory training and some powerful ways they can be applied in your own life.
5/17/201637 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep.68: Lessons From A 1 Year Meditation Sabbatical w/ Karan Bajaj

My guest today is Indian-American author Karan Bajaj, who is known for the 3 bestselling novels he has written. In fact, Karan is here to tell us about the incredible journey he embarked on a few years ago, after attaining his success. It was a journey of spiritual awakening, detachment from the world of work, and of discovery. My goal for this episode is to help discover how my guest went from being “stuck” in a rut to discovering meditation, and how he used a year away from work to actually advance his career and find greater satisfaction in his life. In it, we’ll talk about the idea of using a sabbatical or a year off to find purpose and meaning in your life, we talk about the power of meditation, the virtues of practicing poverty, and so, so much more. I really, really enjoyed this conversation and took away a lot of meaningful life tips - and I know you will, too.
5/10/201638 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 67: Habit Mastery, Weight Loss, & the Secrets of Success w/ Alexander Heyne

I’m joined today by Alex Heyne, the founder of Modern Health Monk and author of the book Master The Day: Eat, Move and Live Better With The Power of Tiny Habits. Given my recent interest and deep dive into the world of habits, I was really excited to interview today’s guest. In the episode, we talk about how to create and modify habits, through the lens of someone who has spent years working with people in the weight loss community. It's a great episode, with lots of wisdom to share, and I think you're going to really enjoy it!
5/3/201643 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 66: How The Micro Biome Regulates Health Jessica Richman of uBiome

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today, we have a special treat for you. We’re going to talk about poop! Just kidding. But actually, not really. That’s because we have Jessica Richman, the Founder and CEO of a company called uBiome, with us, to discuss the rapidly growing field of the "micro biome." My guest today has quite impressive credentials, from Stanford and Oxford to Clarendon and Fulbright Scholarships. She’s worked at Google, McKinsey, Lehman brothers, the Grameen bank, and more. She’s spoken at TEDMED, and has been featured in Wired, Scientific American, NPR, Fox news, ABC news, just to name a few. In this episode, we’ll not only learn why all of this is so important, but also what you can do to promote the health of your own micro biome, the power of citizen science, and much, much more.
4/26/201649 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 65: How to Care for Your Body's Largest Organ w/ Trina Felber

Greetings, SuperFriends! Today’s guest has, as many guests do, a pretty unusual story. Trina Felber started her career by spending 22 years as a nurse - starting out in a Burn Intensive Care Unit. Her experience in that world caused her to understand the vital role of our body’s largest organ - our skin - in protecting us and promoting health. Since then, she has gone on to found Primal Life Organics, a skincare company that produces and promotes natural and healing products for the skin. At this point, especially if you’re a guy, you might be thinking, “How’s this superhuman? I guess I’ll skip this one and tune in next week.” But don’t. As Trina is going to explain to us, there are hundreds if not thousands of chemicals in your shower and in your medicine cabinet that are dramatically affecting your ability to thrive at peak health. In this episode, we’re going to go into some of these chemicals, and begin understanding what they do in the body. We’re going to talk about alternative ways to deal with hygiene and maintenance of your skin, and what roles the skin plays in your overall health. In fact, there are a ton of very surprising revelations in this episode that I think you guys will love.
4/19/201637 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep. 64: Physical Skill Development & Improving Your Reflexes w/ Guinness Record Holder Dan Holzman

My guest today has a ton of impressive credentials. He’s met presidents. He’s set multiple Guinness world records. He’s spoken on stage at TED 6 times. He’s worked with Robin Williams for years. He’s an entrepreneur. So far, he sounds like just another in a long line of high-caliber folks we invite on this show. My guest today, Dan Holzman, has attained all of this incredible success by building a career around - get this - comedy juggling. Now I know what you’re thinking. What the hell does juggling have to do with being SuperHuman? Well, as my guest explained to me when we spoke, juggling is actually a pretty amazing activity that has been proven to promote brain fitness, dexterity, concentration, and do a whole lot of other incredible things. For this reason, I invited today’s guest on the show not so much to talk about juggling per se, but rather to talk about the learning process behind mastering such an incredibly complex yet rewarding skill. In the episode, you’re going to learn a LOT. And be inspired. A LOT. Of course, we’re going to talk about juggling - and learn why it’s such a surprisingly powerful tool for self improvement. But beyond that, we’re going to talk about accelerated learning. We’re going to talk about what it takes to become a renaissance man or woman. We’re going to talk about passion, success, and finding your life’s calling. And so, so much more. This episode really runs the gamut, and has something for everyone, so I just know you’re going to enjoy it.
4/12/201648 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep. 63: Understanding "Nutritarian" Eating w/ Dr. Joel Fuhrman

Today, I’m joined by an internationally recognized nutrition expert, board certified family physician, New York Times bestselling author, and nutritional researcher Dr. Joel Fuhrman, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. And yes, those are all one person. You may have read one of his multiple bestselling books, from Eat to Live, to Super Immunity, or The End of Diabetes. But that’s just a few. He’s also published The Eat to Live Cookbook, and The End of Dieting, all of which are bestsellers. He’s also the father of "nutritarian" eating, and has a special equation for longevity in health, which he’ll be telling us about throughout the interview. In this episode, we talk all thing nutrition, and Dr. Fuhrman presents a view that is somewhat contradictory to that of many of our previous guests.
4/5/201644 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep. 62: Shawn Stevenson on Learning & Developing Model Health

My guest today is Shawn Stevenson, the bestselling author behind the book Sleep Smarter, and the top-rated podcaster behind The Model Health Show. Through his background in biology and kinesiology, he went on to found the Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, which has broad him into the limelight and given him the opportunity to impact hundreds of thousands of people - if not more - through his lectures and works. In today’s episode, we’re going to hear how his journey began with reversing a chronic and incurable spinal condition despite the opinions of the entire medical profession. We’re going to learn about the most impactful health, nutrition, exercise, and sleep tips from the master. We’re going to dive into how my guest has become one of the fastest learners in the business - and his method for dramatically accelerating his learning. On top of all of that, we get some powerful tips that are going to totally change your sleep and fitness game…
3/29/201652 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep. 61: David Allen of Getting Things Done on Productivity, Spiritual Exploration, & What it all Means

Today, I’m joined by one of the top names in the world of productivity and time management. As we’ve talked about in a lot of episodes before, a lot of the secret science behind truly becoming superhuman lies in organizing your time, prioritizing, and getting things done. That’s why I’m so excited about today’s guest - because he literally wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Getting Things Done. If you’ve ever heard the term “GTD” or does even some cursory research into the world of productivity, you know all about him and his method - which has really taken the world by storm since it was first published in 2001. In this episode, we take a deep dive into the “GTD” system, and begin to understand how you can learn to use it in your own life. But we talk about so much more... including psychedelic drugs, mindfulness, meaning and purpose, accomplishment.
3/22/201645 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep. 60: Jimmy Moore on Ketogenic Dieting, Living Low Carb, & How to Lose 180lbs

Today, we’re joined by Jimmy Moore, the blogger and author behind the Livin’ La Vida Low Carb Blog. Not only is the the author of about half a dozen books on ketogenic dieting… he also has an incredible story. 12 years ago, at 32 years of age, Jimmy weighed in at an alarming 410 pounds, and he knew something had to change. In this episode, we’re going to learn how he dropped over 50% of his body weight, creating health and happiness in his own life, and inspiring tens of thousands of others to do the same. I really enjoyed getting into some of the nitty-gritty details and science behind ketogenesis with Jimmy, and we throw out a lot of scientific terms you may or may not be familiar with. All in all, however, the conversation is really easy to follow, and whether you know about “keto” dieting or not, you’re going to learn a ton.
3/15/201647 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 59: How to Discover Your True Self & Radiate Positivity with Motivational Coach Niurka

Today, we are joined by an author, educator, public speaker, and expert on influence known as Niurka. For over 15 years, Niurka has been helping people improve their communications and influence skills. She was the top trainer for the legendary Tony Robbins, and has since launched her own business, where she offers workshops to help people transform and grow. She’s also the author of "Supreme Influence: Change Your Life With the Power of the Language You Use." In this episode, we talk about motivation, transformation, and how to neutralize the limitations that are keeping each of us from discovering our true greatness.
3/8/201642 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 58: Discovering the Secrets of Ayurveda with Hanah One Founder Joel Einhorn

Today's guest is another interesting fellow that I met at the Summit at Sea conference at the end of last year. I met Joel Einhorn because there was a ton of buzz all throughout the ship about his product called Hannah One. After hearing enough celebrities and pro athletes talking about how awesome it was, I connected with today's guest and we started chatting and sharing common interests. In this episode, we're going to talk about his journey of discovering ayurvedic medicine, healing, and developing his superfood product along with experts in India… and much, much more. You’re going to love it! And if you do, please remember to leave a review.
3/1/201642 minutes, 14 seconds
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Ep. 57: Beating Jet Lag, Seasonal Affective Disorder, & Balancing Multiple Careers w/ Timo Ahopelto

Today's episode is about Transcranial bright light therapy, and basically, it’s where you… well, there’s no delicate way to say this… you shine super bright white light onto your brain in order to alter circadian rhythm, jet lag, or mood. Our guest is Timo Ahopelto, beyond just Valkee, I found out that my guest is not only a serial entrepreneur himself, but also sits on the boards of tons of incredible companies doing innovative things, from AI-powered robots to medical technology to waste management and big data logistics. He is even the founding partner of his own VC firm… As you can tell, he’s absolutely SuperHuman, and in the episode, we try to touch on that, too.
2/23/201648 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 56: Real-Life Mind Reader Daniel Harel Shares How We Are All Similar (and How You Can Learn to Predict People’s Behavior, Too!)

Today’s show is a little bit different. That’s because our guest today will be the first to tell you that he’s not in fact SuperHuman… but you won’t believe him. His name is Daniel Harel. Daniel’s gift? He’s a mentalist, or mind-reader. The feats that I’ve seen Daniel perform are so astounding, that I actually had to record some of them so you can view them on our website. In this fun and absolutely jaw dropping interview, we get to see a real life demo of Daniel actually reading my mind… It’s going to blow yours! We also go into some insights that Daniel has acquired about life, emotional health and wellbeing, and so much more after reading the minds of about 10,000 people.  
2/16/201642 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 55: Discovering the Magical Power of Medicinal Mushrooms w/ Four Sigmatic's Tero Isokauppila

Today’s show, we’re going to talk about magic mushrooms. Not those kind of magic mushrooms. But still, pretty magical. That’s because today, we’re joined by a 13th generation mushroom farmer turned entrepreneur and biohacker from Finland. Through his company, Four Sigmatic Foods - today’s guest is working hard to bring the ancient wisdom of mushrooms and their nutritional and medicinal benefits back into the modern era. There are a ton of health benefits which we’re going to learn about in the coming hour, but beyond just that, for every product you buy, they donate a portion of medicinal mushrooms to a cancer patient in need. Pretty cool, if you ask me.
2/9/201642 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 54: Gabriel Wyner on Learning Languages & Becoming Fluent Faster

Today, we have a special treat for you, especially if you enjoyed our episode with language learning expert Benny Lewis. Today’s guest is Gabriel Wyner, the guru I turn to when I have difficult language learning questions. His book, Fluent Forever, completely changed the way I approach learning a language, and his extremely detailed, in-depth blog on the subject was an invaluable resource to me when I was learning to use some of the tools that have become so central in my learning toolkit. He also has tons of incredible products, from pronunciation guides, to comprehensive word lists ranked in order of importance, and much, much more. In this episode, we geek out pretty hard on the nitty gritty techniques to hack language learning. From how to learn vocabulary, to what words to learn, to hacking grammar, and much much more.
2/2/201646 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep. 53: How to Change Your Life & Be A Total Badass w/ Jen Sincero

Today’s guest, is a total badass. Actually, she wrote the book on being a badass. No… seriously, though. She’s the NYT bestselling author of “You are a badass: How to stop doubting your greatness and start living an awesome life,” and a bunch of other books, including one interesting titled “a straight girls guide to sleeping with chicks." With titles like that, coaching clients who themselves have gone on to become new york times bestsellers, an upcoming and much anticipated podcast, and features in the new york times, HBO, bloomberg, and O magazine, I just had to get her on the show while I still could to share some of the badassness with us. In this episode, we discuss a really broad range of topics, from discovering your life’s passion, to the value of coaches and how to find a good one, to the perks of travel for personal development, and even tips on how to maximize your income. My guest is an absolute wealth of positive energy and inspiration, and I just know this episode is going to knock your socks off.
1/26/201646 minutes
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Ep. 52: We Talk Nootropics, Brain Supplements, & Cognitive Enhancers w/ Expert Jesse Lawler

In this episode, we talk about tons of nitty gritty details about all of the various nootropics (or "smart drugs") with expert Jesse Lawler… we talk about diet and nutrition… we talk about self experimentation, polyphasic sleep… and so, so much more. I really enjoyed this episode, and I just know you’re going to enjoy it, too.
1/19/201654 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 51: How to Reach Your Peak Potential & Be an Ultra High Performer with Coach Josh Felber

This week, we welcome a serial entrepreneur and high performance coach Josh Felber to help us deconstruct the science of excellent. My guest’s vision is to transform the lives of 100 million people, helping them have more time, freedom, and passion… sounds amazing to me! In the episode, we’re going to talk about what differentiates the world’s top performers from everyone else. We go into habits, behaviors, mindset shifts, dietary choices, routines, and even get some concrete tips and hacks for productivity and motivation. We also explore the idea of coaching as a method of reaching your best performance.
1/12/201645 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 50: How To Be the Most Productive Person You Know w/ Chris Bailey

Today, I’m excited to welcome back one of the most entertaining, engaging, and personable guests we’ve had on the show - productivity expert Chris Bailey. For this of you who don’t know, Chris is a life-long productivity enthusiast and devoted a year of his life to testing every productivity hack and strategy and blogging about it. His blog exploded in popularity, and so this week, Chris is publishing his much-anticipated book, The Productivity Project, through Crown Publishing and Penguin Random House.   In this episode, we discuss some of the more nitty-gritty details of how to achieve peak productivity, and Chris was kind enough to share so much of the wisdom and so many teachings of his book in such an engaging and informative way on the podcast. Just like last time, the episode is not only packed with actionable takeaways that you can put into practice TODAY, but it’s also really hilarious. Chris is an absolute delight, and he had me cracking up half the show!
1/5/201651 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep. 49: How Wheat & Grains Are Literally Killing You W/ Wheat Belly Author William Davis, M.D.

This week, we’ve invited the man whom many to consider to be the leading authority on the topic of grains and their dangers. He’s a cardiologist, blogger, and author of many books, including the New York Times bestseller Wheat Belly, two Wheat Belly cookbooks, Wheat Belly Total Health, and his newest book, Wheat Belly 10-Day Detox.   In this episode, we go into very deep into the health concerns associated with a typical western diet. We learn in great detail the physiological effects of grains,  we finally sort out the big deal with cholesterol and learn a ton about LDL, HDL, and why the way we look at it is wrong. We even learn some very practical and applicable tips for cleaning up our diet and health, from a cardiological perspective.
12/29/201554 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 48: Dr. Vivienne Ming on Hyperintelligence, Predicting Life Outcomes, the Future of Education, & How We Will Optimize Human Potential

My guest today is a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur who was named one of Inc. Magazine’s top 10 women to watch in tech in 2013. She co-founded Socos, a cutting-edge startup which applies cognitive modeling to create adaptive, personalized educational technology. She is also a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Redwood Center for Theoretical Neuroscience pursuing her research in neuroprosthetics. Previously, she was a junior fellow at Standford’s Mind, Brain & Computation Center and earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon. Her work and research has received a ton of media attention including the New York Times, NPR, Nature, O Magazine, Forbes, and The Atlantic. In this interview, we discuss her INCREDIBLE STORY, how technology will be used to predict our learning and performance, how we can change life outcomes, how prosthetic devices will be used to alter and repair or brains and bodies, and the very realistic possibility of a hyper-intelligent superhuman race… and that’s just in the first 30 minutes.
12/22/201557 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 47: Why Advanced Blood Testing is the Key to Optimal Health with Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi of WellnessFX

In this episode with Dr. Murdoc Khaleghi of WellnessFX, we talk about a lot of the different ways you can optimize and measure your health indicators, from blood testing to supplements and nutrition. We go into some nitty gritty details of what you need to look out for in your blood work, and what it might mean. If you visit the blog post, we’re also going to be listing out the 25 basic biomarkers that WellnessFX recommends getting tested, so make sure to check it out.
12/15/201547 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 46: Which Learning Strategies Do & Don't Work With Expert Dr. Daniel T. Willingham

In this episode we’re joined by Daniel T. Willingham, a professor of psychology from the University of Virginia. Dr. Daniel T. Willingham earned his Ph.D in cognitive psychology from Harvard, and he spent about 8 years focusing on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today, his research is focused on the cognitive psychology behind K-16 education. We talk about cognitive psychology, techniques that work, techniques that don’t, and some of the challenges facing the outdated education system in most countries. There are a ton of take-homes in this episode, and it is applicable not just to kids or teens or parents, but also to anyone who wants to learn more effectively, at any age.
12/8/201545 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep. 45: How to Create a Life of Purpose, Fulfillment, and Joy with Derek Sivers

In this episode with accomplished entrepreneur, author, and TED speaker Derek Sivers, we discuss happiness, goals, success, learning, and so much more!
12/1/201556 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ep. 44: How Scientific Research (& Supplement Companies) Mislead You with Kamal Patel, Examine.com

Greetings, superfriends! In this week’s episode, we have a really exciting guest. In a lot of previous episodes, we’ve talked about the idea that research can be manipulated to deliver the results that the researchers often want to generate… So time and time again, the question has come up… who can we trust?   Well, my guest today is Kamal Patel, a man who definitely has some suggestions on just that. He’s the director of an organization called Examine.com, which provides does unbiased evaluation of supplements and nutrition. He has a master’s in public health and an MBA, and actually put a PHD in nutrition on hold to start his organization.   In this episode, we cover the difficulties with trusting and interpreting research, supplementation, overtraining, and much more. It’s a bit more of a laid back episode than usual, and has a bit of a more conversational pace. Nonetheless, there are a lot of great takeaways and interesting points. In fact, I would love it if you guys would let me know what your favorite piece of information was by sending us a tweet to @gosuperhuman.
11/24/201545 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep. 43: How to Make Paleo Work for You with Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo

Our guest today is one of the most respected paleo bloggers on the web - and for good reason. Besides creating creates award-winning recipes, she’s also published a New York Times Bestselling cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food for Humans, in addition to a webby-award winning iPad app. She’s inspired people all over the world to take a practical approach to paleo, and has changes the lives of god knows how many people.   In this interview, I wanted to give you the tools and confidence to give paleo an honest try. We focus on the nuts-and-bolts - what do you need in your kitchen? What does your shopping spree look like? What does it cost? How can you make paleo delicious and practical? What are the tastiest meals? What do you snack on? It’s a great episode, and I know you’re going to enjoy it.
11/17/201546 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep. 42: How to Learn Anything Faster (and Be Way More Productive) with Lifehacker Timothy Moser

This week, I’m happy to host another lifestyle entrepreneur who, like myself, is focusing his time and energies on teaching productivity, memory, and accelerated learning. Like me, he has chosen to live outside his home country, and runs a blog and podcast, called Master of Memory. Like me, he’s teaching courses online that help you learn faster and memorize more. He also has a company and a podcast called Ace Productivity where he focuses on productivity hacks to help you get more out of your time. On top of all of this, he also shares my passion for lifestyle design and travel… So, of course, with so much in common... I was really excited to sit down and talk to him and compare notes! In this episode, we talked about productivity, accelerated learning, lifestyle design, and much, much more. We actually go into some very unique tricks for language learning that actually kind of blew my mind in the level of detail and clarity that they offer. You’ll learn how to hack grammar using memory palaces, how to memorize maps, how to look at life more productively, and a lot of other super fascinating stuff. This episode does build a little bit on our previous memory related episodes with Dr. Anthony Metivier and Nelson Dellis, so you should make sure to listen to those either before or after this one, if you haven’t already.
11/10/201548 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep. 41: The Past, Present, & Future of the Human Diet With Dr. Loren Cordain, Father of the Paleo Movement

In this episode, we have the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Loren Cordain, the man behind the Paleo movement. We discuss all the questions you’re dying to hear answered… including the origins of the paleo diet. We talk about what the data has to say. We discuss evolution at length, and what foods we should and should not avoid. It’s a fascinating episode with one of the world’s most respected health experts, and I know you’re going to LOVE it. 
11/3/201547 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep. 40: Hormones, the Hidden Secret to Health, Youth, Performance, & Vitality with Dr. Tami Meraglia

My guest today is an expert in all things hormone related. She’s the national bestselling author behind the book “The Hormone Secret.” Through her clinic, the Vitality MediSpa and Wellness center, and her book, she’s helped thousands of people reach optimal health through her unique focus on hormones. She’s also been accepted into Premiere speakers, an honor she shares with such greats as Arnold Schwarzenneger, Bill Clinton, and more. In this episode, we’re going to discuss what you need to look out for, foods that optimize the ideal hormonal balance, environmental factors to avoid, and much, much more.
10/27/201542 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep. 39: Kris Carr - These Simple Lifestyle Adjustments Can Help You Overcome Anything - Even Cancer.mp3

Our guest today is Kris Carr, the #1 New York Times Bestselling author behind Crazy Sexy Diet and Crazy Sexy Kitchen. You also may know her from the documentary Crazy Sexy Cancer, which documents her battle with cancer, and ability to thrive despite it. In the episode, we talk about health and nutrition and juicing and fighting cancer... but we also talk about self esteem, self love, self talk, meditation, daily habits, and even entrepreneurship. As I said, Kris is such an incredible fountain of inspiration… I know this episode is going to blow you guys away.
10/20/201550 minutes, 28 seconds
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Ep. 38: How the Paleo Diet (and Movement) Will Change Your Life with Top Authority Robb Wolf

Today, we have a huge treat for you - though it’s a paleo-friendly treat. Over the next two months, we will be doing a 3 (or maybe 4) part series on paleolithic nutrition and the paleo diet. Though we’ll be spreading these episodes apart to provide a little variety in between, we’ll nonetheless be interviewing the 3 or 4 of TOP experts on the paleo diet, each approaching it from a different angle. This week, we start with the biggest name in Paleo, and in my mind, the guy who popularized it and made it into a movement: Robb Wolf. He’s a former research biochemist. He’s the NYT bestselling author of The Paleo Solution. He is a student of Loren Cordain, the originator of the Paleo diet. He runs one of the top ranking podcasts on iTunes. He is co-owner of one of the most influential CrossFit boxes in the world, one of the top 30 gyms in America. He serves on the board of numerous health-related companies… Oh, and on top of all of this, he’s a former California State powerlifting champion, and a recovering vegetarian. His incredible story is matched only by the massive influence he’s had on millions of lives!
10/13/20151 hour, 29 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep. 37: Raising Genius Children & Hacking Memory with Dr. Lev & Prof. Anna Goldentouch

In this episode, we talk about language learning, applying superlearning techniques to teaching children, hacking motivation, real-life examples of how to learn, and much, much more. Whether or not you have kids, this episode will be an interesting one. We all have children in our lives, whether they're our own, our nieces and nephews, cousins, or siblings, and we all want to make sure that the next generation succeeds. Let us know what you think of this episode either in the comments or on Twitter!
10/6/201548 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 36: How to Supercharge Your Sleep with Nick Littlehales, Sleep Coach to the World's Best Athletes

In this episode, we’re going to dive deep - really deep - into how you can actually optimize your sleep from a practical perspective, as we host the man responsible for making sure the world's best athletes are sleeping properly - Nick Littlehales. We’re going to learn how to set up your sleep environment, when it’s best to sleep, which positions are healthier, how much is enough, how to troubleshoot sleep issues, and what factors make the biggest difference. Just to give you guys a fair bit of warning, it’s a rather a long interview, and we do take a little while to warm up and get into the groove of things. We spend probably about 25 or more minutes just talking about how to identify your sleep needs and the type of mattress and pillows.... So yeah, when I say we go deep, I really mean it. Stay the course and listen through to the end, though, because we cover a ton of ground in the second half of the episode, and there are a number of surprising takeaways and bits of homework that could dramatically impact the quality of your life.
9/29/20151 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep. 35: Abel James on How to Lose Belly Fat... By Eating More Fat

This week, we’re talking about a topic that just about everyone seems to be interested in - fat loss. With nearly 60% of the population suffering from obesity or related afflictions in many western countries, you can see why it’s such a hot topic.   To dive into it, I’ve invited one of THE authorities on the topic - Abel James. Years ago, he decided to depart from all the common dieting advice that had kept him overweight and unhealthy and do his own research and experimentation. Through that research and experimentation, he was able to shed 20 pounds in 40 days.    In this episode, he tells us how!
9/22/201544 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep. 34B: Dr. Anthony Metivier & Jonathan Levi on Memory, Learning, Life, and Happiness

Part II of my 2 hour Q&A session with Dr. Anthony Metivier. The wine kept flowing, and in the second hour, we go deep into topics like depression, finding purpose, and more.    If you haven't listened to Part I, you should probably do that, first!
9/15/201558 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 34A: Dr. Anthony Metivier & Jonathan Levi on Memory, Learning, Life, and Happiness

In mid-July, I had the great pleasure of hosting Dr. Anthony Metivier in beautiful Tel Aviv, Israel, as we worked on our new course on personal branding. While Anthony was here, we took the opportunity to record a live Q&A on the video broadcasting platform Meerkat, where we took hundreds of questions from people all over the world. In it, we cover a ton of questions from our followers, ranging from memory and super learning techniques all the way to more serious topics such as depression, anxiety, and more. We even get in to health, biohacking, the meaning of life, and what it takes to be happy. I hope you guys will excuse the very raw and unpolished (read: drunken) format, because it has SO much value to offer. Also, you'll be pleased to know that I've given up alcohol since this interview was recorded (you'll realize why about an hour in).
9/15/20151 hour, 2 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep. 33: How "Floating" Could Change Your Life with Sensory Deprivation Expert Shane Stott

This week, I’m excited to think that I might just introduce you to a health practice that you’ve never heard of. It’s called "floating." Well, more scientifically speaking, it’s called sensory deprivation. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Maybe you haven’t. Maybe, like myself, you’ve experimented with it in the past and seen very interesting and encouraging results. Either way, in this episode, we’re going to talk to one of the experts on sensory deprivation, and learn not only the powerful benefits it can have for your mind and body, but more importantly, how you can actually do it… after all, most of us don’t have massive sound-proof saltwater chambers just… like… lying around. At least, I don’t. We’re also going to talk about everything from Magnesium supplementation to anxiety and depression… we even talk about the possibility of aliens having landed on Earth. It’s a fun episode, and I know you’re going to enjoy it.
9/8/201536 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep. 32: John Lee Dumas on How to Make Millions Doing What You LOVE

This week, we host John Lee Dumas of EntrepreneurOnFire, and learn how he has become financially superhuman, and inspired tens of thousands of people to do the same thing. We explore the topics of entrepreneurship, personal branding, and lifestyle design.
9/1/201524 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ep. 31: Ari Meisel on Productivity, Healing, & How to Work Just 2 Days a Week

This week's guest is Mr. Ari Meisel - productivity guru, health nut, and all-around superhuman. It's an amazing episode! we cover everything from how he manages to work only 2 days a week, to what supplements he is using, how everyday people like you and I can outsource aspects of our lives to get better results and have less stress. You’ll even hear about what productivity tools both Ari and I most recommend. I know you're going to love it.
8/25/201536 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep. 30: Fitness Industry Insider Brad Pilon on Why You Should Stop Eating (At Least Temporarily)

In this episode, we get a chance to learn the ins and outs of intermittent fasting, and figure out why you should care. We talk supplements and the problems with the supplement industry. You even get some homework assignments and things to try out during this week! 
8/18/201558 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep. 29: Hal Elrod on Motivation, Morning Routines, & Going From Legally Dead to Ultra-Marathons

In this episode, we get an in-depth look into the heart and mind of someone with a seemingly endless supply of tenacity, willpower, inspiration, and joy. My guests story is really the story of turning unimaginably dark times into silver-lined clouds, coming back time and time again from impossibly circumstances to make the best of it and achieve tremendous happiness and success. I feel truly fortunate that he opened up and didn’t hold anything back from us, sharing now only the darkest of the dark, but also his own strategies for overcoming them. I, for one, am going to be reading his most recent book very soon.
8/11/201540 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep. 28: The Father of Modern Memory Improvement Harry Lorayne: 60 Years of Mnemonics

Today, we’ve managed to book, without exaggeration, the world’s foremost expert on memory and memory training: Harry Lorayne. He’s a living legend. Since the late 1950’s, he has sold over 17 MILLION copies of over 40 books on memory and magic. He’s been on every major television show you can imagine at least once - and generally starts off by memorizing the names of everyone in the up to 1500 person audience. He’s been in Forbes, coached a long list of Fortune 500 companies and their executives… Honestly, there’s no way I can possible do justice by just listing off his many accomplishments.   More important than these accomplishments is the fact that today’s guest is generally credited with bringing Memory training and mnemonics back into the public sphere. Long before the world memory championships, and long before both myself and my co-authors of Become a SuperLearner were even born, he was putting in the hours to rediscover and improve upon ancient memory techniques that have helped tens of millions of people change every aspect of their lives through improved mental faculties. This interview might just be our biggest and most important yet. There’s so much value here, I don’t even know where to start. At 89 years old, Harry Lorayne pulls no punches and makes no apologies. He shares heartbreaking stories of physical abuse and overcoming dyslexia, but also some incredibly inspiring tales of how he became the world’s most respected authority on memory… which, by the way, he did with nothing more than a middle school education.   You’ll notice right away that Harry is clearly very practiced, having spent literally 60 years in the public spotlight. He’s an incredible storyteller, and has an incredible way of answering questions with vivid stories and examples that will leave you wanting more.   I just know you’re going to love this episode, so please take a moment to drop us a tweet or an email or a comment below with your thoughts.
8/4/201554 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep. 27: Productivity Guru Chris Bailey on What Works, What Doesn't, & Living Purposefully

My guest this week is the well-known blogger behind “A Year of Productivity,” where he blogged daily about his one year experiment to find, study, and apply all the productivity tips and tricks he could get his hands on. After the year was up, his blog had attracted such a following, he continued with this passion project, turning it into A Life of Productivity, and becoming a renowned expert on all things productivity. This episode is a bit different in nature and tone than other ones, as you’ve probably already picked up - and I think it’s improvement! There’s plenty of humor - some of it crude - and lots of entertaining discussion. With that said, we also uncover what I think are some of the most important habits, behaviors, and practices that lend themselves to leading a happier, more joyous, and more productive life. I’m not going to spoil the fun… just turn up the volume and enjoy some wisdom from the delightful Mr. Chris Bailey.
7/28/201550 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 26: America's #1 Trainer Ben Greenfield on Designing Your Ideal Exercise, Nutrition, & Supplement Regimen

Our guest today is Ben Greenfield, the New York Times Bestselling Author of “Beyond Training: Mastering Endurance, Health, and Life,” as well as about 30 other books on how to feel and become SuperHuman. He’s been nominated as one of the top personal trainers in America, and has been voted among the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness for the last 2 years. We talk about the ideal mix of exercise and movement for a healthy life, determining the right diet for you, supplementation, and just generally how to look, feel, and perform your best. It’s a quick interview, and packed with knowledge. Just one caveat / apology, the interview does have a very abrupt ending, as my guest and I were disconnected towards the end and ran out of time while trying to reconnect. We’ve edited it the best we can, but please forgive the less-than-polished ending.
7/21/201532 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep. 25: Gretchen Rubin on Discovering the Secrets to Happiness, Knowing Yourself, and Hacking Habits

This episode is a big one, guys. Not only is it with one of our most accomplished guests thus far - it’s also jam-packed with a ton of huge take-homes. For example… what are the secrets to being happier? What are the different types of motivation styles people fall into, and how do those affect how they can add or break habits? What are the daily rituals and mindset shifts that most impact your life positively? We cover all this, and so much more.
7/14/201543 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 24: Navy SEAL Dr. Kirk Parsley on Sleep vs. Performance, Heart Rate Variability, & Supplementation

This week, I’m excited to bring you another bona-fide superhuman. Get this - my guest Dr. Kirk Parsley is not only a former Navy Seal and all-around athlete (having seriously competed in football, track and field, power lifting, boxing, multiple martial arts, volleyball, and crew). He’s also a doctor. Through his extensive work with the elite Navy SEALs and extensive personal experimentation, he has become an expert in all things fitness and health, but most specifically, sleep. In the episode, we'll learn how to optimize sleep, health, and generally perform better in a lot of aspects. I know you're going to love it!
7/7/201556 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 23: Rory Vaden on Self Discipline, Procrastination, and Multiplying Your Time

You have a lot to look forward to in this episode. My guest Rory Vaden and his team have spent thousands upon thousands of hours developing theories, and frameworks, and methodologies, and he generously shares so many of them with us in such a short time. The episode is absolutely jam-packed: it’s very theory-heavy and offers a lot of very new, unique, and impactful ideas that I certainly had never considered. Quite frankly, you should probably listen to it with a notepad handy, because I’m quite confident you’re going to take away a ton of applicable knowledge to use in your day to day lives.
6/30/201546 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep. 22: How to Achieve Anything (and Live Happily Along the Way) with John Michael Morgan

In this interview, we dive deep into what makes successful people tick, including a long list of the most impactful books and why they’re worth reading. We learn about the strategies that make people effective leaders, and we dive into John Michael Morgan’s personal habits, how he structures his life, and his own story of finding personal development as a means to overcome depression. These topics are all very close to my heart, and parallel my own story, and so I really hope they are as inspiring and touching to you as they are to me.
6/23/201550 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep. 21: Using Your Difference to Make a Difference & The Power of Multiculturalism W/ Tayo Rockson

My guest today is Tayo Rockson, a “third culture kid” using his difference to make a difference. Growing up on four different continents, he has been able to bring a unique perspective and inspirational stories that empower people to make a difference in this world. Through his company, UYD media, and his podcast, As Told By Nomads, he inspires people to live alternative lifestyles and use their own special skills and advantages to get the most out of their lives. In short, he’s all about cross-culturalism and inspiration, and we love that stuff here at Becoming SuperHuman. He’s also an avid writer and blogger - in fact, you may have read about him on Huffington Post or Entrepreneur.com, and you might have even heard of his book - the Ultimate Guide to TCK Living. In this episode, we talk about this crazy beautiful and increasingly multicultural world, and how to stake your claim and shine in it. We also go into some great stuff about life purpose and entrepreneurship. It’s a lighter, easier, and more casual listen than some of the more intense and geeky human optimization stuff we’ve discussed on the show recently, but definitely no less valuable or worthwhile. Hit the comments below to let us know if you want to hear more of these casual "conversation" types of episodes!
6/16/201537 minutes
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Ep. 20: The Future of Wearable Technology & Cybernetics with Double RFID Chip Implantee Amal Graafstra.mp3

From having RFID chip devices implanted in his body as early as 2005, to speaking at TEDx on biohacking, wearable technology, and cybernetics, and authoring a book on RFID chip technology, Amal Graafstra is a thought leader in the subject of cybernetics. Beyond his superhuman implants, he also exhibits quite an impressive level of productivity and work output, running as many as 3 companies at once alongside all his many other projects. He even has a company that will sell you chips and implant kits to get this stuff done at a local piercing shop!   In the episode, we get the chance to discuss both the practical and the theoretical, diving into what life looks like with prosthetic security devices in your hands, as well as a discussion of the security benefits and the future of these types of technology. Though it’s a bit different from our typical interviews, it’s a really entertaining and fascinating exploration of the mindset of someone at the absolute cutting edge of a new leap forward in our evolution as a species. I just know you’re going to love it!
6/9/201531 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep. 19: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Passive Income

In this week's episode, we explore the theories and strategies for earning passive income and establishing complete financial freedom. It takes a bit of a different format from our normal posts, in that there's no guest. Let us know what you think!
6/2/201533 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep. 18: Mitch Matthews on Goal Setting, Entrepreneurship, & How to Live Your Dream

My guest this week is a keynote speaker, success coach and best-selling author Mitch Matthews. His new podcast, “DREAM. THINK. DO.” is at the top of the iTunes charts. He has worked with leaders and teams from organizations like NASA and Disney, and has coached thousands of people through Coach Training and Certification Program. Mitch Matthews has built three successful businesses himself, and published the best-selling book IGNITE: 3 Simple Steps for Re-sparking Your Buried Dreams and Building a Plan That Finally Works. So, basically, dude is a real rock star. You’ll quickly see in the interview that Mitch is a huge personality who just oozes charisma and joy. He really has a thousand watt presence, and he’ll inspire you before he even dives into the message itself. In the interview, he offers a ton of practical and easy-to-apply skills to help you identify and live your dream, as well as overcome the fear of failure or uncertainty. These range from goal setting to mentality shifts, as he and I dig into some of the habits and skills that differentiate successful and fulfilled people. If I may say so myself, it’s one of the more inspiring episodes we’ve had thus far.
5/26/201550 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep. 17: Discovering the Characteristics of Effective Learning with Peter C. Brown

As someone who specializes in accelerated learning, I’m really excited about this week's guest, Peter C. Brown. After retiring from management consulting, he has published a number of books on money making ventures for nonprofits, jumping the job track, and most recently, a book entitled “Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.” In fact, his book and mine are consistently battling it out for the top spot on Amazon’s list of best books about learning, so you know, i just had to reach out to him and compare notes on how the strategies for successful long-term learning versus those for accelerated learning compare.
5/19/201543 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep. 16: Carl Paoli on Movement, Life Purpose, & Four Movements to Maximize Your Performance

Our guest today is Carl Paoli, a movement expert, elite gymnast, a trainer, and an all around superhuman. In his home country of Spain, he competed for over 15 years, rising through the ranks as a gymnast, while exploring a range of other sports from snowboarding to water skiing and martial arts. In 2004, he left what he thought would be a career in Marine Biology to return to the world of movement and fitness, and his meteoric rise to prominence has been something to marvel at... Today, he is one of the most respected CrossFit trainers in the world, working with greats like Kelly Starrett and our former guest, Diane Fu. However, whereas Diane brings a unique power-lifting aspect to the world of CrossFit, he brings a vast knowledge of gymnastics and kinesiology. In addition to training at SF CrossFit and running his own program called Naka Athletics, he has recently published a book with called FreeStyle, which teaches us how to maximize our Sport and Life performance with just four basic movements. This conversation is really going to blow you away. I went into the conversation expecting to geek out on kinesiology and physical performance, and honestly, Carl offered that and much, much more. We talk about family. We talk about the mindset of success. We talk about prioritizing the things that matter in life. Carl is an amazing guy who has so much wisdom to offer both in and out of the gym, and I know he’s going to inspire you to be as superhuman as he is.
5/12/201541 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep. 15: Vanessa Van Edwards on How Body Language Can Make You Happier, More Confident, & More Successful

My guest today is published author, behavioral investigator, and fellow Udemy instructor Vanessa Van Edwards. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting human behavior for audiences around the world. Her groundbreaking workshops and courses teach individuals how to succeed in relationships and in life by understanding the hidden dynamics of people. Besides being a Huffington Post columnist and Penguin author, She has been featured on NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Today Show and USA Today. She has even written for CNN, Fast Company and Forbes. Cool fact - she was actually trained by Dr. Paul Ekman, who is the real-life version of the main character in the popular show “Lie To Me."   You’ll notice that we dive pretty deep and geek out on body language and charisma really fast. What can I say? Vanessa is, after all, an expert in communication and getting people to open up. The end result is an interview jam-packed with usable tips and inspiring anecdotes that will get you sitting up straight and paying more attention to the image you are presenting! I know you’re going to enjoy it.
5/5/201532 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep. 14: Luis Congdon on Building Healthy Relationships That Help You Grow

My guest for this episode is Luis Congdon, an expert in helping people form strong and lasting relationships. In this episode, we learn some very personal stories from Luis, who explains how he pulled himself up from a very difficult upbringing and a broken home in drug-torn Medellin, Colombia, and spent years training himself and contributing to the nation’s largest ever study on what makes human relationships work. Through his website and podcast, Lasting Love Connection, and through his popular retreats and seminars, Luis has helped thousands of couples reach better communication and understanding. He was gracious enough to share with us his deeply moving story, his thoughts on why a strong, healthy relationship is an essential part of becoming superhuman, as well as tons of really impactful and practical tips for achieving that type of relationship.
4/28/201535 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep. 13: Diane Fu on CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, and the Importance of Strong Women

My guest today is one of the most notable and respected names in the CrossFit world, and an accomplished Olympic weightlifting specialist. If you’ve ever visited a CrossFit gym anywhere in the world and seen a chart on the wall demonstrating the ideal Olympic lifting movements and positions, you might already been familiar with her. She has been in the fitness industry all of her professional life, and has trained and worked early on with the great Kelly Starrett at SF CrossFit, long before either of them were what they are today. More recently she has competed nationally as an Olympic lifter, and is the head coach at FuBarbell. On another note, she’s just a crazy-strong lady who breaks barriers and personal records like it’s her business - and actually, it kind of is! For those who are interested in optimizing health or getting more out of their workouts, this interview will offer a lot of value. It’s also a really lively conversation, and has  tons of entertainment value!  
4/21/201557 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep. 12: Discovering Meditation, Happiness, and Inner Peace with Meditation Teacher Chad Foreman

Our interview with Chad Foreman, Chad Foreman, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk from Australia. After spending 6 years in a monastery studying from the most respected gurus in the world, Chad began spreading the seeds of their wisdom. Since 2004, he has amassed a following of 1.5 Million people for his organization, The Way of Meditation, and continues to touch lives and inspire through workshops and one-on-one training. Whether or not you currently have a meditation practice, this episode will offer you a lot of tips and inspiration to start or improve it. Chad is a truly inspiring and thoughtful speaker, and I am confident you'll enjoy listening to him as much as I enjoyed interviewing him.
4/14/201542 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep. 11: Maneesh Sethi on Hacking Life, Habit Change, and Discovering Who You Are

We host lifehacker, entrepreneur, and electric-shock advocate Mr. Maneesh Sethi. For those who haven’t heard of him, Maneesh is a truly unconventional serial entrepreneur and self-proclaimed digital nomad. He has published 4 books (including an international bestseller authored at the age of 14), built a very successful blog on hacking the system, launched an NGO in India, traveled the world, and has recently launched a weara