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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.

March 3, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Anticipation

There is a powerful emotion that’s rarely talked about.

It can unleash a surge of positive energy, lift our spirits and inject vitality into our lives.

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.

It’s a one of a kind feeling.

But there’s a downside to anticipation: The waiting can result in worry, anxiety, stress and even depression.

So how can we cope with and overcome the negative effects of this powerful emotion? How do we position ourselves to.

In this episode, you’ll discover the tremendous power of anticipation and how you can use it to overcome even negative situations. I’ll also reveal how you can break free of the anxiety and worry that comes with anticipation. 

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • How Carly Simon harnessed anticipation and used it to write a hit, Grammy-nominated single in just 15 minutes (and how you can too) ([02:35])
  • The most important attribute that protects you from the wrath of negative anticipation. ([04:32])
  • 2 steps you can use to break free of anticipatory anxiety. ([05:15])
  • The ‘perspective-shift’ technique you can use to change your reality from negative situations to positive outcomes. ([8:52])
  • Why you should reframe your thinking to anticipate better outcomes (even in times of crisis). ([12:11])

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.

 

February 24, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Competitive

If you want to stand head and shoulders above the herd and outperform your competitors in any market, you only need one thing:

A competitive edge.

Your competitive edge is the distinct quality that makes you superior to the rest.

And you know what? 

There is a certain competitive edge that produces exceptional results if you develop it.

Some of the richest people in the world even believe this common practice to be their “X factor.” 

Everyone can do it, but not everyone will. 

In this episode, I’ll reveal this uncommon competitive advantage billionaires like Mark Cuban and Warren Buffet claim is the key to their success. 

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • How you can create your own competitive advantage by borrowing these strategies from Chick-Fil-A, Apple and Amazon. ([02:07])
  • Why a ‘talentless’ Lucille Ball excelled in the film industry and cemented her name in television history (and how you can do the same in your life). ([05:15])
  • The X-factor these two billionaires say results in an uncommon competitive edge (you don’t even have to be a billionaire to do this). ([07:27])
  • Why Warren Buffet spends less than $4 on breakfast (and how his unique diet philosophy can increase your chances of living longer) ([09:11])

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.

February 16, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Hard

Most people gravitate towards the easy and choosing the path of least resistance.

We tend to avoid doing the hard stuff and continue to look for shortcuts.

But greatness is never achieved that way.

In order to succeed in today’s world – in a culture that encourages shortcuts and quick fixes, we must learn to do hard, better.

In this episode, you’ll discover how today’s world discourages important life skills. You’ll also learn why they’re important and how to use those skills to live up to your full potential, build a successful life, career and businesses.

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include:

  • An acronym that describes how technology depletes our emotional intelligence. ([02:07])
  • Why entertainment round the clock is bad for our brain health (and how being bored instead benefits us). ([03:41])
  • How to achieve genius-level performance. ([05:05])
  • How unpopular teachers help us imbibe important life skills (even with their unbearable methods). ([06:38])
  • The commitment technique used in the 1950s to build a profitable business (and you can use it even if you’re heavily disadvantaged). ([12:52])

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.

February 10, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Basics

People make success to be too complicated. They read thousands of books searching for the hidden secret only to be more confused.

Like anything else, success is simple if you look at the basics.

All coaches that created winning teams knew the basics.

They employed the basics to their teams like clockwork until they won championships.

In this episode, you’ll discover the basics of success that all successful coaches used to lead NFL teams to victory that you can use in everyday life.

Listen now.

Show highlights include:

  • Three key ingredients to sustained success that Superbowl coaches use to create winning teams. ([6:00])
  • The success traits of winners that leave your competition in the dust (even a 16-year-old can use)
  • The Navy Seals secret to leading powerful teams to overcome any obstacle in life ([12:00])
  • How Vince Lombardi won 5 NFL championships (even with so many odds stacked against him) ([15:20])

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.

January 27, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Focus 2.0

Focus is a must to achieve success, but concentrated focus is critical to sustaining any kind of success, regardless of the endeavor.

However, our focus appears to be diminishing to dangerous levels. 

And it’s no surprise we’re so distracted.

In this age of technology and digital overload, we’re saturated with content and overwhelmed with sounds and images competing for our attention every second.

So how do we increase our focus and build concentration?

In this episode, you’ll discover how a lack of focus negatively affects you. You’ll learn effective focus management techniques that help you build laser-like focus and keep you moving toward your goals.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • How sights and sounds from digital devices kill our focus and reconfigure our brain negatively. ([2:00])
  • Why you need to build concentration (and how neglecting it can introduce chaos in our lives) ([4:15])
  • How a lack of focus decimates our careers, retention ability and relationships. ([4:06])
  • 5 focus management techniques that rewire our brains and renew focus. (and how temporary amnesia drives us towards our goals) ([08:34])

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 20, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Code 2.0

Imagine going through your day without a set of values guiding your behavior. The slightest temptation can blow you off course at any given time.

When we don’t live by a particular set of values, our conduct will fluctuate and become inconsistent.

How can we fix that? By having a code of conduct.

A code of conduct is a compass for life. It keeps us headed in the right direction. And with it, we know exactly what we’re not willing to compromise. 

In this episode, you’ll discover why you should build a set of values and a code of conduct that will help you build and maintain success.

Listen now. 

Show Highlights Include:

  • Why Starbucks, Kellogg’s and Helwett-Packard make their employees abide by a code of conduct. ([1:28])
  • Why you need a set of values to guide you morally, ethically and spiritually. ([4:15])
  • A critical foundational aspect you must develop in order to build and sustain success (most people overlook this detail). ([5:26])
  • The 5 core values of the Code of the West from the book ‘Cowboy Ethics: What It Takes To Win At Life’ (and how you can apply those values in today’s world). ([7:20])
  • 10 principles you can use to establish your own code of conduct. ([9:35])

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 13, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Best of 2022: Ruts

All of us can get stuck in a rut. We feel defeated, worried, and overwhelmed at everything. There is no forward momentum and our brain comes up with excuses.

Ruts sap your energy and keep you from being the best person you can be. And that’s where many get stuck for decades. Pulling yourself out of a rut requires nurturing, love, and feelings of joy. 

You can’t pull yourself out of a rut when you’re stuck in your own head.

In this episode, you’ll discover how to experience more joy in any environment and win the day.

Show Highlights Include:

  • Using NPR’s Pandemic Research to find joy and inspiration (when you’ve got yourself stuck in a rut). ([1:36])
  • Apostle Paul’s advice for calling on your most powerful emotions to create the future you want. ([3:42])
  • The ‘Why’ Theory for replacing your worst feelings with drive and purpose.  ([7:30]
  • How to create opportunity anywhere in life using a wizard, chicken sandwich, and mouse.  ([8:43])
  • How to unleash your imagination and win the day using Martin Luther King Jr’s measurement of time.  ([10:20])

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.

January 6, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Best of 2022: Excellence

Whether it’s athletes, entrepreneurs or artists: We admire people who excel at their craft. Excellence is awe-inspiring and makes us wish we were at the same level. 

But excellence isn’t reserved for those with extraordinary talent. It’s something available to you right now. You can choose to be excellent today and every day after that. 

When you choose excellence, you’ll feel empowered to tackle any challenge and inspire the people around you to become excellent as well. 

In this episode, you’ll find out how to choose excellence to become the best version of you possible. 

Want to excel and inspire everyone around you? Listen now! 

Show highlights include:

  • How a college class on rhetorical history can teach you how to put excellence on autopilot ([0:58])
  • The counterintuitive way a short-ter daily habit can turn into monumental long-term success ([4:08])
  • What Kobe Bryant’s trainer can teach you about becoming unstoppable (even if your goals have nothing to do with sports) ([8:37])
  • How being totally exhausted can fill you with immeasurable joy. ([13:01])

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.

December 30, 2022 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Best of 2022: Offended

We have all been offended at some point in our lives. And whether the person knows they offended you or had no idea, it probably ruined the relationship. 

When you feel doubt and disappointment in someone, it’s impossible to see past the situation. You never resolve things and still feel the pain from yesterday. 

But refusing to let go only tarnishes your future. You can’t feel kindness from others or find new opportunities. Learning not to be offended is the highest form of freedom to yourself. You choose what controls you. 

In this episode, you’ll discover the freedom of not getting offended (and how to move through your past).

Show Highlights Include:

  • How to soothe your sensitive spirit and bring peace to your relationships (even when you feel like exploding into anger). ([0:52])
  • The two emotions blocking you from having healthy conversations and healing pain. ([2:00])
  • Using John the Baptist to heal from offensive situations and move past grudges to make yourself and other happier. ([5:26]
  • Why you can lose anger and release the resentment (without being offended again).  ([8:30])

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.