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June 2, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Negativity 2.0

Negativity is the tendency to be disagreeable, skeptical and pessimistic.

When you’re negative, you assume the worst case scenario and look for the worst in every situation.

This negativity can hang over your life, cloud your judgment and force you to make gut-wrenching mistakes.

But here’s the silver lining:

You don’t have to fall victim to negativity’s insidious power. In fact, by taking charge of your mind, you can reshape your life with positivity. 

How?

In this episode, I’ll show you how to create positive energy and unspeakable joy in yourself and your environment—using only the power of your words. 

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include:

  • 11 factors that inject negativity into your life. ([0:49])
    The 3 most common behaviors that magnetize negativity ([1:16])
  • How to take charge and reverse your negative mental habits. ([1:43])
  • Why this common mistake sets you up to have a bad day (and how to avoid making it). ([3:58])
  • The simple, yet powerful pre-speech routine I learned from Bill Cosby for injecting positive energy into any activity. ([6:47])
  • 3 words that you should never say (these words build negative energy) and what you should say instead. ([11:07])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

May 26, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Negativity

Negativity is the tendency to be disagreeable, skeptical and pessimistic. 

When you’re negative, you assume the worst case scenario and look for the worst in every situation. 

This negativity can hang over our lives, cloud our judgment and force us to make mistakes. .

But here’s the silver lining:

You have a choice. You can choose to either take a negative or positive outlook on life everyday. 

You can choose to take charge of your mind and shape your life with the power of your thoughts.

But how?

In this episode, I’ll show you the damage being negative can have on your emotional health and your relationships. You’ll discover how to squash any negativity you feel and instead take on the power of positive thoughts to shape your life.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include: 

  • Ten ways negativity manifests in human behavior and worsens it. ([1:42])
  • The damage being frequently negative and cynical can have on your brain. ([3:45])
  • How to take charge and reverse your negative mental habits. ([5:24])
  • This simple mistake taught me how to keep my ego in check and not blame others (and how it can make you a great leader). ([7:41])
  • 3 tips that will help you shape your life positively with the power of your thoughts alone. ([13:33])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

May 19, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Servanthood PT. 2

Servants are an important ingredient that holds communities and families together.

When we serve others, the environment changes, needs are met, people are impacted, folks feel valued.

But that’s not the only benefit of servanthood. 

When you serve others, you feel gratified and fulfilled.

In this episode, you’ll discover how servanthood can lift you from a depressed state, grow your influence and establish your leadership.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • The therapeutic effect of servanthood (and how it can lift you from the depths of depression better than actual therapy). ([1:16])
  • The only requirements you need to fulfill to be a servant. ([4:20])
  • How servanthood instantly unlocks pent-up leadership skills laying dormant inside you. ([6:08])
  • How you can improve team spirit and create an optimal work environment as a leader. ([7:37]

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

May 12, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Servanthood

Servanthood is an important ingredient that holds communities and families together.

Serving others helps build strong communities and changes the lives of others around you. Even something as simple as offering a helping hand can make a difference in somebody’s life. 

It is a catalyst for achieving even greater things as an individual and a community.

And can be your very first step toward being an even more effective leader.

In this episode, you’ll learn the importance of servanthood to your community and world at large. You’ll discover how to spark happiness within yourself by sharing joy with others.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • The importance of servanthood to the community. ([1:01])
  • How servanthood eliminates two of the biggest challenges that haunts our communities. ([1:44])
  • The positive impact of World War II (and what you can learn from the people who lived in that era). ([2:27])
  • How paying forward a stranger’s kindness saved me from despair (and how to inject joy into your life even when you’re depressed). ([6:42])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

 

April 28, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Virtues 2.0

What is virtue?

It is possessing the courage to do the right thing in every instance regardless of the cost. A person of virtue is one of moral excellence. 

To be virtuous means knowing the right thing to do and doing it, everyday.

There are many different virtuous characteristics you can imbibe and exhibit from day to day. These characteristics make you stand out and help your virtue shine even brighter.

In this episode, you’ll discover the virtue checklist written by the apostle Paul himself and how you can imbibe each characteristic in your daily life.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • A virtue checklist you can always refer to (written by apostle Paul himself) ([1:38])
  • The core of all virtues you should look to imbibe (so your other virtues can shine even brighter) ([2:43]
  • How the preacher with no great oratory skills became famous throughout England by simply loving people (and how you can too) ([4:21])
  • How this particular virtuous characteristic helped a disadvantaged bench player get inducted into the Major Leagues Hall of Fame ([5:40])
  • Why you need this virtue to reach the next level in your business, life or career. ([7:14])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

 

April 21, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Virtues

Virtue is a human quality that has been discussed for centuries, from the days of Socrates and Platos.

It is possessing the courage to do the right thing in every instance regardless of the cost. A person of virtue is one of moral excellence. 

To be virtuous means knowing the right thing to do and doing it, everyday.

So how can you exhibit virtue in your day-to-day activities?

In this episode, you’ll discover how to live virtuously on a daily basis and extend it to the people around you.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • The truth about what virtue really is. ([1:25])
  • The story of a small-time  preacher that lived a virtuous life (and how you can learn to be as helpful and humble as he was) ([4:12])
  • How Chapman turned a sworn enemy to his friend (and how you can do it too). ([9:51])
  • A simple way you can start living virtuously and building your character in the next [specific timeframe]. ([12:20])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

 

April 14, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Think

Do you ever remember someone telling you to “give it some thought” or “think things through?” That’s because critical thinking leads to better decisions.

And if you never make time to think, you’ll always depend on snap judgments and reactions. When you live life on impulse, you also live with more stress. 

When you give yourself time to think, you draw connections you’ve never noticed before. Your perspective changes and you feel focused. When you make better decisions, you live a better life.In this episode, you’ll discover why critical thinking leads to your most joyous life yet.

Show Highlights Include:

  • How to make better decisions, free up your time, and feel less stress with Malcolm Gladwell’s art of thinking. ([1:52])
  • Why you only need 15 minutes to improve concentration and make deliberate action towards your goals.  ([3:44])
  • The Stanford Study’s five things you need for becoming more efficient with your time. ([7:49])
  • Using the 45/15 Method to consistently expand and improve your thinking. ([9:24])
  • How to get rid of any life limits with Catherine Sanderson’s suitcase story. ([12:54])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

April 7, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Brainpower

Our brain is one of the most important organs in our body.

It’s a powerhouse that drives us everyday.

We’ve not even begun to explore it properly enough to use its full potential power. Experts agree that we only use a small fraction of our brain power at any given time.

But just like other muscles in your body, if you don’t use your brain you’ll eventually lose function of it.

So we must keep training it. 

In this episode, you’ll discover how you can significantly improve your brainpower and cognitive skills. I’ll reveal the habits that increase the risk losing function of your brain at later stages of your life, and how you can avoid them.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • The tactics my wife used to significantly improve my mother’s memory (you can use them even if you’re above 80) ([1:14])
  • How my annoying professor’s ‘no-calculator’ policy helped my class develop brain power. ([2:11])
  • How being my dad’s navigator during road trips increased my cognitive functions and math, astronomy and logic skills. ([5:49])
  • Why using GPS can weaken your brain (and how you can train your brain to avoid early dementia) ([8:33])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 31, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Humility 2.0

Do you know what’s the ONE thing every famous person has in common?

It’s not a hidden talent, luck or attractiveness…
Once you start to practice it, people start to feel better with you around. You start to become the centerpiece of everyone’s attention. Solely because of how you make them feel.

What is this thing? It’s humility.

Join me in this episode to discover how you can exhibit humility in your relationships to make others feel important and understood around you.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include: I

  • The Ray Lewis secret for making people feel significant (and be the most relatable person in any room) ([2:24])
  • How to leverage your abilities to be of immense value to the people around you. ([5:47])
  • Why vanity metrics such as book sales and audience size don’t matter (and how you can leave a lasting impact on the people you come across). ([6:54])
  • These admirable qualities of humble people will make you a better, more effective leader. ([8:27])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.

March 17, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Anticipation 2.0

There’s a powerful emotion that’s rarely talked about. But it holds immense transformative power.

What’s that emotion?

Anticipation!

The euphoric feeling you have when you can’t wait a moment for something you’ve been longing for. From your first day in school, to going on your first date, to the day of your wedding.

In the last episode, we discussed the negative effects of anticipation and how we can minimize those effects.

But there are ways to decisively deal with anticipatory anxiety.

And have it gone for good.

In this episode, you’ll discover how you can overcome anticipatory anxiety for good. I’ll also reveal how you can enjoy the positive effects of anxiety in your life.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include:

  • The first step to tackling anticipatory anxiety. ([01:38])
  • A timely advice that helped me overcome my hurt and pain (and how it can help you too). ([1:56])
  • Why the absence of modern technology in the 1960s produced positive effects of anticipation (compared to today’s anxiety-ridden era). ([5:32])
  • One practical tip that will help you reframe your thinking. ([3:30])

Do you want to stop existing and start living your best life right now? Click here to get the first chapter of Dr. Rick’s best-selling book, Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout, for free.