#36 - Daniel Pink: On Why Timing Is Everything

#36 - Daniel Pink: On Why Timing Is Everything

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an interesting conversation with Daniel Pink. Dan is the author of six provocative books, including his newest, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, which spent four months on the New York Times Bestseller List, and was named a “Best Book of 2018” by Amazon, iBooks, Goodreads, and several more outlets. His other books include the long-running New York Times bestseller A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. His books have won multiple awards and have been translated into 39 languages…

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#35 - Why I Do What I Do

#35 - Why I Do What I Do

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I share an audio article titled, Why I Do What I Do: A Manifesto. I wrote this article to help you understand my sole intention behind why I write my books and articles (and do this show.) Okay, I spoil it. I write to help you to think differently, live better, and be more open-minded. Why? It’s far too often and frequently we become siloed in our opinions, beliefs, and habits. I believe this might be the most detrimental thing in our lives. In the article, I’ll explain what matters most to me and share some important stories to articulate concepts I champion…

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#33 - don Jose Ruiz: On Living Better Through Storytelling

#33 - don Jose Ruiz: On Living Better Through Storytelling

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I have an inspirational conversation with don Jose Ruiz. Maybe you remember my first conversation discussing Toltec philosophy with don Jose Ruiz’s brother, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. Like his brother, don Jose Ruiz lectures and gives workshops around the world. He dedicates his life to sharing the ancient Toltec wisdom by translating it into practical everyday life concepts that promote transformation through truth, love, and common sense. He is the author of The Wisdom of the Shamans: What the Ancient Masters Can Teach Us about Love and Life, and the co-author, with his father don Miguel Ruiz, of The Fifth Agreement…

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#32 - The Problem with Star Wars

#32 - The Problem with Star Wars

In this episode of, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I’ll share an audio article titled, The Problem with Star Wars. This article will help you detach from your ideas, beliefs, and opinions in the moment. In my opinion, learning to cultivate detachment is one of society’s most under-discussed and under-developed skills. In the article, I’ll share one of the root causes that makes detachment difficult and of course, I’ll offer up a little piece of advice for you to move forward…

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#30 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part I)

#30 - Douglas Vigliotti: Interview on The Gap (Part I)

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, my brother Darron interviews me about my new book, The Gap: The Little Space Between What You Know and Don’t Know. This episode is the first of two from our conversation and you’ll get a foundational understanding of what the book is all about. In the part two, which will come out closer to the book’s release on June 11, 2019, we’ll dive deeper into specific concepts inside The Gap

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#29 - One Bad Habit You Can't Run From

#29 - One Bad Habit You Can't Run From

In this episode of the, It’s Not What It Seems podcast, I share an audio article titled, One Bad Habit You Can’t Run From. I want this episode to challenge you to get outside yourself and see the world from somebody else’s perspective. In the article, you’ll hear about two different phenomena that form a bad habit that affects almost everyone, almost all the time. My intention is to help you recognize this unconscious habit in your life, and I’ll offer up a small piece of advice to help you conquer it…

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#28 - Bob Roth: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

#28 - Bob Roth: The Power of Transcendental Meditation

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I have a really important conversation with Bob Roth. Bob is the author of Strength in Stillness: The Power of Transcendental Meditation. Bob is one of the most experienced and sought after meditation teachers in America. Over the past 45 years, Bob has taught Transcendental Meditation to many thousands of people. His book Strength in Stillness was a 2018 New York Times Bestseller…

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#26 - An Urge Worth Fighting

#26 - An Urge Worth Fighting

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I’ll share an audio article titled, An Urge Worth Fighting. I wrote this article to help you think differently about competition. I talk about an urge that affects just about everyone, and how a new understanding of this urge might improve your life and wellbeing. It’s easy to miss the point that I’m trying to make about competition here. So I’ll be transparent and state it now. I don’t think competition is bad. I think being a blanket-advocate for competition is bad. So what I’m suggesting in this article is that you can’t treat competition equally across the board. I’ll share why in the article…

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#25 - Chip Conley: The Case for Rewiring Not Retiring

#25 - Chip Conley: The Case for Rewiring Not Retiring

In this episode of It’s Not What It Seems, I have a nice conversation with Chip Conley. Chip is the New York Times best selling author of five books, including Peak, Emotional Equations, and the one in discussion today, Wisdom At Work: The Making of a Modern Elder. He served as AirBnB’s head of global hospitality and strategy for four years, and today acts as the company’s strategic advisor for hospitality and leadership. Prior to that, he spent much of his time as a hospitality entrepreneur…

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