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September 22, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Pain

Human beings are designed for suffering. 

That’s the bad news. 

And do you know what else we’re designed for? We’re designed to recover from traumatic, painful, and heartbreaking experiences. 

But here’s the problem: 

We let despair get in the way of grief — which prolongs our suffering and makes healing impossible. 

In this episode, you’ll discover how to grieve properly, so you can recover from any gut-wrenching situation that comes your way. 

Listen now and discover why grief is a gift. 

Show highlights include: 

  • The counterintuitive reason pain and suffering lead to peace and bliss (even if it doesn’t feel like it right now) ([0:36]
    How growing up in America leaves you crippled for healing from your pain and trauma ([1:17]
  • The psychotherapist’s secret for recovering from gut-wrenching experiences (without developing a wicked sense of PTSD) ([3:38]
  • How to heal from a traumatic situation like losing your first wife ([5:51]
  • The empowering “grief is a gift” mindset tweak which frees you from the chains of suffering ([8:09]
  • Why despair prolongs your suffering (and how grief kick starts the natural healing process) ([8:47]
  • How this book helps you overcome trauma faster than anything you’ve ever tried before ([10:50]

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.

If you want to connect with Allyson, the psychotherapist mentioned in today’s show, visit her website at: https://woodinvillepsychotherapist.com/

September 15, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Future

While February is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of Black History, it is also a time to speak on the future. America feels more divided than ever these days. But where there is hope, there is faith.

Hope brings together battered societies for a better tomorrow. It is the peace and unity when everything seems divided. Hope is more than a belief, it is a way of life.

In this episode, you’ll discover how to honor the past and build a better future through the power of hope.

Show Highlights Include:

  • How to unlock MLK’s powerhouse of hope for unlimited potential in your future. ([1:16])
  • A homicide investigator’s advice on living with peace and unity (no matter what comes your way). ([4:17])
  • Using the ‘Hope’ lens to bring divisive societies together for a better tomorrow.  ([6:27]
  • How to lead your life with freedom and hope (while inspiring others to do the same).  ([8:50])

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.

September 8, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Refuge

With everything happening in the world, everyone needs a space they can feel safe in. 

Turning on the TV makes you full of anxious and fear. You want to help others but feel without hope.

Living in bad news for too long breaks the most uplifting spirits. It traumatizes the mind and turns everything else toxic (even if you don’t realize it).

Having a safe space is about more than stepping out of the world for a moment. It makes you happier, feel more at peace, and ready to take on the rest of the day. 

In this episode, you’ll discover how to tune out the notifications and news for a space that revitalizes your soul for real impact in the world.

Show Highlights Include:

  • How to avoid mental pollution from the everyday news cycle and find a safe space for your spirit. ([0:52])
  • The ‘Emergency Room’ perspective on seeking relief (when there is none left in the world). ([4:16])
  • Using the Psychology Today meaning of ‘refuge’ to step out of the world and find your peace. ([7:17])
  • The soul-fulfilling things you can do to tune out the noise and find peace in the world. ([8:51])
  • The Philippians Way to give your mind a break and be completely at one with yourself. ([11:06])

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.

September 1, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Letters

Technology killed handwritten letters like TV killed the radio star. This is unfortunate because handwritten letters convey what technology cannot. 

In particular, letters show gratitude, love, personality, and presence which technology will never be able to match. Not to mention, letters become cherished treasures to whomever you send them to. 

In this episode, you’ll discover why reviving the lost-art of letter writing will help you feel more joy, gratitude, and love than anything else you do. 

Listen now. 

Show highlights include: 

  • This forgotten and archaic childhood activity can give you an endless sense of nostalgic joy today ([0:31]
  • How to show someone you love that you care about them in 10 minutes or less ([5:38]
  • Why handwriting a personal note to your family, friends, and clients is the best way to spend your time ([6:04]
  • How rediscovering the lost-art of letting writing gives your loved ones a precious treasure they’ll cherish for as long as they live ([12:01]

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.

August 25, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Teachable

Having a teachable spirit is about the hunger for knowledge. You care more about learning something than what it offers you.

And the more you learn, the more you find value in everyday experiences. Your curiosity leads to a better life. 

If you stop learning, you stop growing. You find your life is lacking in discovery and new ideas. Knowledge is always the cure.

In this episode, you’ll discover how to have a teachable spirit for unlimited growth in everything you do. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why intelligence isn’t something you’re born with (and how to make the learning process easier). ([0:58])
  • How to stop feeling like a nervous student and ask the questions that make you a lifelong learner today. ([3:32])
  • The John Wooden mindset for encouraging others to learn. ([4:30])
  • A Line Cook’s way to drop the excuses and make room for curiosity. 
  • Why having a teachable spirit makes the world a better place (and leaves a legacy for the world). ([8:50])

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.

 

August 18, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Details

Some say that paying attention to small things make big things happen. And while you may not be able to get everything perfect, paying attention to the details is where you make something great. 

Details are more important than time. And when you focus on one spot at a time, you learn more in your tasks (and act greater). Details make perfection and it’s worth waiting to get something right. 

In this episode, you’ll learn why attention to details makes all the difference in your success.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why a painter, pastor, and football coach all focus on the details to accomplish great things. ([1:00])
  • How to have Picasso Precision for everything you do in life. ([4:00])
  • How to keep every detail in sync and win championships like Vince Lombardi and John Madden. ([6:52])
  • The Mindcraft Mentality for remaining faithful to details (and wherever they may lead). ([11:55])

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.

 

August 11, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Treasures

We accumulate an almost unlimited amount of treasures throughout our life. But most of these treasures are material. 

While material treasures have their place in your life, your kids and grandkids will never cherish them like you did. But there are 4 types of treasures that your family cherishes even more than you did. 

Not only do these treasures help them remember you, but they also carry on your legacy for generations after you’ve passed away. 

Best part?

These sentimental treasures don’t cost you a penny! 

In this episode, you’ll discover what these 4 types of treasures are so you can pass them down to your family. 

Listen now. 

Show highlights include: 

  • How to leave your children and grandchildren with priceless treasures which make you impossible to forget (even if you’re not loaded) ([2:41]
  • Why family recipes with one missing ingredient is the most fun legacy you can leave your family ([3:52]
  • Judy Garland’s simple formula for passing down family treasures your kids and grandkids will cherish decades later ([7:23]
  • The single most impactful treasure to leave to your family which helps them reach their full potential even after you’re gone ([9:56]
  • The “Dying Empty” secret for having no regrets when you pass away ([11:26]

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.

 

August 4, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Influence

Having influence can change lives. An influential leader can walk into a room and empower others. They have faith in what they say and know their mission. 

But influencing others can be intimidating. You need people to take action and change the way they think. 

Influential leaders empower their employees and speed up results. They leave an impact for generations to come.

In this episode, you’ll learn the three ways to become a more influential and impactful leader today.

Show Highlights Include:

  • How emulating Francis Bacon makes you a better leader and puts faith in your mission. ([2:17])
  • Why sitting next to a Grandparent immediately makes you more influential and intellectual. ([5:36])
  • How Björn Borg’s tennis training keeps life full of inspiration and wears out your opponents. ([8:12])
  • The Extreme Ownership Guide for making life more enjoyable and inspiring to others. ([11:07])
  • Using the Growth Mindset to become a more dependable and reliable person today. ([13:27])

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.

July 28, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Positivity

There’s a secret to elevate the quality of your life every day even on the days when it seems like nothing is going the right way for you.

The secret? Choosing to approach life with a positive attitude.

Going through your day with an optimistic outlook on life.

So how can you unlock this power of positive attitude to improve and elevate the quality of your life every single day?

In this episode, I’ll show you the power of positivity and how it impacts the quality of your life. You’ll also discover some negative attitudes that have adverse effects on you and how to reverse those attitudes.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include: 

  • What positivity is and what happens when you consistently apply it to your life. ([00:48])
  • Why you should adopt a positive outlook in every situation. ([01:16])
  • 3 negative behaviors you need to drop to protect your positive energy ([02:03]). 
  • The adverse effect bad moods and negative emotions have on your health (and the most effective way to reverse the damage done). ([05:22])
  • Practical steps you can use to to improve your positivity and the resulting outcomes. ([08:30])

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.

July 21, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Consistency

Consistency is a behavior that can enhance your life in every way.

How?

When you apply consistency for a sustained period, every single day, It makes you focus and aware of what you have to do to get to where you want to be.

Practicing consistency instills discipline in us.

And it’s the only way to achieve personal growth and improvement in our lives.

In this episode, I’ll show you the power of being consistent in little things and the effect it has on your life. You’ll also discover how to unlock your hidden potential through consistency.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include: 

  • How being consistent improves your life. ([1:29])

  • Why you should focus on creating small wins everyday (and the snowball effect of the law of accumulation on your life). ([2:04])

  • The effect consistency has on your hidden potential (and the stark difference between a consistent and inconsistent person). ([3:49])

  • Why 90% of people in today’s society find it hard to be consistent at anything. ([5:52])

  • How raw consistency got Rudy Ruettiger into a school he was told he could never get into (and even made him a hero for the football team). ([7:41])

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.