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I am Keith Ledig, host of the Super Smart Guy podcast. My passion is to research and explore how to be happy and successful in life through personal development and continued learning. I leverage 27 years of engineering and problem solving experience to research topics and report them on the podcast.

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Recent Content

802, 2018

Amazon and Facebook’s Secret Weapon, Bonus: Stock Market Madness – 121

February 8th, 2018|

In the news: The Stock markets tank. Amazon is using masterful methods in habit and momentum to keep you coming back. Coming soon, book reviews: Win Bigly by Scott Adams, When by Daniel Pink, and The Power of Broke by Daymond John.

2301, 2018

What’s To Come In 2018 – 120

January 23rd, 2018|

Many people attempt new years resolutions. The vast majority of these fail in just a few weeks. For behavior to be permanent it must be sustainable. How do we make behavior sustainable? Use autopilot. Make behavior automatic and instinctual without having to exert effort or think about it. Here are 2 podcast episodes where I discuss habits and strategies. http://www.supersmartguy.com/switch-heath-brothers-92/ [...]

1512, 2017

Strategies to avoid vices and guide yourself towards rewarding goals – 119

December 15th, 2017|

Examples of negative behavior are: Overeating, excessive TV/gaming/Web surfing/alcohol/smoking. Use all resources available to help you. Mini habits - walk 5 minutes a day Curate your environment - throw out snacks, booze. Put away video games, TV remotes. Stock cupboard with healthy snacks like fruit and nuts. Create autopilot habits that need little effort and guide you into the right [...]

512, 2017

The Brain and Memory Processing

December 5th, 2017|

I was impressed by the following article about how memories are processed. Real life events, factual data learned, and fictional data imagined or seen in a movie are processed the same way. Similar memories are grouped together regardless if they were real or imagined. This is how a distorted perspective can be created. http://theweek.com/articles/680378/science-why-experience-false-memories Dr. John Medina discusses in his [...]

212, 2017

Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker – 118

December 2nd, 2017|

Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker, The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong Recommended book for beginner/intermediate. The first half of the book introduced me to some new information and the second half was a review of what I've already known. Still good stuff though. Givers, takers, matchers. Givers are at the [...]

1511, 2017

Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – 117

November 15th, 2017|

Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People 1 - Be Proactive You choose your life Take responsibility in your life Circle of Influence and Circle of Concern proactive vs. reactive Own it, then you can change it. No excuses allowed! Between the stimulus and the response is your greatest power--you have the freedom to choose your response [...]

2410, 2017

The Happiness of Pursuit – 116

October 24th, 2017|

The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life by Chris Guillebeau The book is not about happiness or how to become so. It's about the ambition of the pursuit and the desire to do whatever it took to keep going. Some quests take years or even decades to complete. "Deciding to improve one's life, [...]

1110, 2017

Learn To Predict The Future – 115

October 11th, 2017|

I have been obsessed with predicting the behavior of other drivers on the road. Call it a hobby when I am bored driving. It's actually a lot of fun and I have become fairly good with determining what other drivers will do next based on their current behavior and past behavior of other drivers. These tips will help you predict [...]

2209, 2017

You Are A Badass! – 114

September 22nd, 2017|

Jen Sincero writes in her book You are a Badass about tips on how to be successful in life. Comparing this book to Subtle art of Not Giving a F*ck, I would say that Badass has less actionable advice for the advanced personal developer. However Badass is still a great book for the beginner, and written by a woman it [...]

609, 2017

10 Quick Storm Prep Tips – 113

September 6th, 2017|

Last minute pro tips: 1. 5 gallon buckets (available at Lowes and Home Depot for example) are great for use in storing water, food, or used as a latrine. A potty seat is available at camping stores that fit on top of the bucket. Lids are available that make the buckets pretty much waterproof. You can also store non-food items [...]

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