Podcast 2018-01-24T00:46:41+00:00

Optimizing your performance in health, wealth, and relationships. Don't just be yourself, be your best self.

Your host Keith Ledig takes a strategic approach on how to be happy and successful in life through personal development, growth, motivation, life hacks, and continual learning. Through interviews, books, and a multitude of resources we discuss topics including business, career, lifestyle, sex and dating, fitness, nutrition, and many others.

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

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.

February 8th, 2018|

What’s To Come In 2018 – 120

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/ http://www.supersmartguy.com/mini-habits-99/ Predicting future events is critical for investing, business planning, and politics just to name 3. In the books Superforecasting and The Signal And The Noise, probability of the occurrence of events is discussed and how to best predict such [...]

January 23rd, 2018|

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

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 direction - exercise first thing after work, create recurring health-conscious grocery list, batch cook healthy meals. Be kind to yourself - if you fall off the bandwagon don't beat yourself up. Rather objectively look at how it happened and how [...]

December 15th, 2017|

The Brain and Memory Processing

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 book and on his web site how memories are processed during sleep. Some memories are still being processed a decade later from being exposed to that event! Ironically, last night I had a dream about my grandparents house and I [...]

December 5th, 2017|

Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker – 118

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 top and bottom of the list are the Nice guys that finish last. The givers at the bottom let themselves get taken advantage of. The givers at the top of the list learn to trust people and therefore take more [...]

December 2nd, 2017|

Stephen Covey, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – 117

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 Viktor Frankl 2 - Begin with the End in Mind all things are created twice. There is a mental (first) creation, and a physical (second) creation Envision what you want Fast progress doesn't help if it's in the wrong direction [...]

November 15th, 2017|

The Happiness of Pursuit – 116

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, however meaningful it might be on a personal level, is not a quest. Quit smoking, lose weight, get out of debt, are not quests. A quest: Has a clear goal and a specific end point. Presents a clear challenge. Requires [...]

October 24th, 2017|

Learn To Predict The Future – 115

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 the future. It's based in science and human psychology. You won't see a 100% increase in accuracy, but even if you can squeeze out a 10% increase over your competition you will outperform them over time. Because many small wins [...]

October 11th, 2017|

You Are A Badass! – 114

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 may have the ability to connect with other women looking to be inspired as Jen is a great role model. I also read Grant Cardone's book The 10x Rule and found little actionable advice in it. Grant's book seems to [...]

September 22nd, 2017|

10 Quick Storm Prep Tips – 113

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 that are at risk of water damage. 2. A decent flashlight is a must. LED and at least 100 lumen or greater. Waterproof is a huge plus. Most high end flashlights are about 300+ Lumens and are waterproof. Avoid batteries [...]

September 6th, 2017|

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