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January 8, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Values

Values are a fundamental part of our lives. For better or worse, they shape everything we do, from the words we say to the actions we take.

Your life experience sets the stage for the values that you live out later in life. But are these values helping or hindering you?

In this episode, I discuss the profound importance of your values and how you can live out values that improve your life and the lives of everyone around you.

Show Highlights Include:

  • How values influence the actions you take and how to harness them to improve your life ([0:59])
  • Why living without clearly defined values is making you miserable and concrete steps you can take to fix it ([2:12])
  • How to take back your life from the value-destroying behemoth of social media ([2:24]
  • Walt Disney’s value-based approach to decision-making and how you can use it to improve your life ([15:36])

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.

January 1, 2021 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Fear

We all experience fear. But what many people don’t realize is that they can use fear to propel themselves to the next level. It doesn’t have to paralyze you.

In fact, fear is a learned behavior. This means you can learn to overcome it.

In this episode, I discuss the positive aspects of fear and how your fear can lead you to the life of your dreams.

Show Highlights Include:

  • When fear is a good thing and how you can use it to your benefit ([1:51])
  • Why doing things that scare you can lead to the most fulfilling experiences ([6:03])
  • How to overcome your fears of financial scarcity so you can pursue the life you want to live ([9:05])
  • A liberating statistic on the things we fear that will give you the courage to take your next step ([11:59])
  • The “fear decision” you make that will move your life forward instead of keeping you stuck in place ([12:17])
  • Why the status quo is the scariest thing of all and how to use that fear to level up your life ([13:18])

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.

December 25, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Joy

Could you use a little more joy in your life? So many people go through life focused on what they lack that they forget to be grateful for what they have. Worse yet, our consumer culture encourages us to fixate on this lack.

This robs us of our joy.

In this episode, I discuss my best tips for living in the moment and increasing the amount of joy in your life, making you happier and more pleasant to be around.

Show Highlights Include:

  • A simple step you can take today to ensure yourself a joyful life ([2:31])
  • A surefire way to live in the moment and experience joy that’s been eluding you ([3:59])
  • Exactly how consumer culture robs you of joy and how you can fight back ([4:12])
  • Why joy is not found in a specific moment and how to attract it like a joy magnet ([6:10])
  • Why laughing at yourself makes people take you more seriously ([8:56])
  • How to instantly make your environment more joyful ([11:42])
  • “Black Belt” secrets to facing your fear and achieving more in your life ([12:38])
  • A common obsession that sucks joy from your life and how to overcome it ([15:09])

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.

December 18, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Focus

We have become a consumer culture, easily distracted by a digital world. As a result, it becomes increasingly difficult for us to maintain focus. This negatively impacts our jobs as well as our relationships.

In this episode, I discuss how lack of focus is destroying our culture and concrete methods you can use to regain your ability to focus.

Show Highlights Include:

  • The shocking truth about how long it takes you to overcome distractions, and how you can maintain your focus to get more done ([2:30])
  • Why your phone is your worst enemy when you’re trying to focus and what to do about it ([4:56])
  • The stealth phone app that’s quietly stealing nearly 4 hours of your day without you recognizing it ([5:57])
  • Why leaving your phone at home makes you smarter ([9:31])
  • The “45/15” plan for regaining your focus to improve all areas of your life ([13:49])
  • How “Mental Gymnastics” improve your ability to focus ([14:58])

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.

December 4, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Choices

How many choices do you think you make in the course of a normal day? Studies have shown that the average person makes over 35,000 choices!

That’s great news because every one of those choices provides you with an opportunity to make a difference in your life or the life of someone else. 

In today’s episode, I discuss how to set yourself up for good choices and how to use your daily decisions to make the world a better place.

Show Highlights Include:

  • The most single important skill you can develop for a healthy and fulfilling life ([1:19])
  • The surprising reason that even the choices that seem insignificant have a huge impact on your life ([3:25])
  • How “Good Company” makes every area of your life better ([4:25])
  • Why the choices you make are directly linked to the hope you have in life ([8:37])
  • What the Ice Bucket Challenge can teach you about the power of choices and hope to change the lives of millions ([9:52])

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.

November 27, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Grief

Grief is something we all deal with at some point. It may be the hardest thing that you ever have to deal with. But everyone grieves in a different way, so finding the right help can be hard.

So what do you do when you’re searching for hope during the most difficult time of your life?

In this episode, I discuss how to find the right help when you’re grieving and the most important thing you can do to recover when you feel like all hope is gone. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why seeking answers about your grief from others rarely works, and what to do instead to ease your pain ([1:24])
  • A commonly overlooked, but critical stage of grief and how you can move past it ([7:22])
  • What you must understand about the stages of grief to effectively navigate your own experience ([8:37])
  • The 10-Second “Hope Exercise” that can pull you out of your darkest moments ([12:36])

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.

November 20, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Solitude

Many people view solitude as a negative experience. But often this comes from confusing solitude with loneliness.

Done right, solitude provides nearly unlimited opportunities for reflection and personal growth.

In this episode, I discuss the benefits of life-changing benefits of solitude, why we avoid being alone, and ways you can begin practicing solitude immediately.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why solitude got a bad reputation and how it can improve your life immediately ([1:37])
  • Scientific evidence that solitude makes you more creative ([7:04])
  • How daydreaming makes your life better and how solitude makes you better at it ([7:51])
  • Why having alone time reduces depression ([8:33])
  • The truth about why we seek “noise” and avoid being along with our thoughts ([10:56])

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.

November 13, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Kindness

If there’s one thing our world needs today, it’s a healthy dose of kindness. In the global economy, kindness has been downgraded from a value to a commodity to get what we want.

There’s a huge difference between using kindness and being kind. That distinction has been lost, and we’re suffering as a result.

In this episode, I discuss why kindness is good for your health and how to bring back kindness to positively transform our society.

Show Highlights Include:

  • The inner power you possess to overcome all the negativity in the world ([1:51])
  • How our culture has corrupted the meaning of kindness and how you can restore it to its original glory ([2:44])
  • The surprising way practicing kindness improves your physical health and makes you live longer ([3:13])
  • How kindness creates a “Helper’s High” that transforms your brain for the better ([4:37])
  • The “generational effect” that a simple act of kindness can spark to make a positive change in a community ([12:30])

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.

November 6, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Mindset

What if I told you that all the success you desire is within your reach if you do one simple thing? There is one decision you can make today to immediately improve your life.

That decision is to embrace a growth mindset. A growth mindset allows you to take everything that life can throws at you… And come out stronger.

In this episode, I discuss the importance of mindset and how to develop the growth mindset that will help you achieve all your goals.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why unsuccessful people have so much trouble turning things around and what they can do to fix it immediately ([2:46])
  • The secret behind Michael Jordan’s greatness and how you can harness it to improve your own life ([7:26])
  • The Growth Mindset secret you can use to overcome any obstacle in your life ([8:21])
  • Why you should welcome failure  into your life with open arms if you want to get better ([9:54])
  • What “genius-level performers” can have to teach you about the irrelevance of talent (and what you should focus on instead) ([13:29])

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.

October 30, 2020 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Gratitude

Go, go, go. Spend, spend, spend. Buy, buy, buy. 

The consumer mindset in our society today pushes people into thinking that the next purchase will make them happy. Yet so many people feel empty and depressed. Instead of focusing on what they have, they dwell on what they lack.

Gratitude is the key to getting out of this rut.

In this episode, I discuss how consumer culture destroys happiness, why gratitude is in short supply today, and an exercise you do to instantly become more grateful.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why living in a consumer culture makes you miserable ([2:06])
  • The depressing reason that gratitude is disappearing in society ([3:04])
  • How humility brings you instant happiness ([5:15])
  • The surprising reason dramatic improvements in your life make you miserable ([5:43])
  • What a Mourning Dove can teach you about peace and happiness ([8:29])
  • The One Minute Happiness exercise that can instantly develop gratitude in your life ([10:56])

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.