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July 14, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Traditions

Traditions offer a sense of comfort and coziness.

Tradition connects us to our history and lineage through family reunions, weddings and special occasions.

It is really the glue that keeps us together.

The impact traditions have on us is huge and immeasurable for the most part. 

In this episode, I’ll show you how traditions are important to us as individuals and as a community. You’ll learn how to overcome loneliness and choose joy instead by embracing tradition.

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Show Highlights Include: 

  • Why traditions are so critical and important in our lives. ([00:26])
  • How traditions can help you overcome  your isolation and loneliness. ([1:04])
  • How traditions indoctrinate new people into a community (while keeping it thriving still). ([2:42])
  • The impact rituals can have on your life ([02:14])
  • How an unimportant, unused player, created a long-lasting sport tradition at Texas ANM. ([08:30])

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July 7, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Compassion

It’s easy to get upset at others when they’re ignorant, annoying or insulting. But when you get upset, you’ll only feel more disconnected. 

The best way to repair your relationships and connect with others is through compassion. 

When you understand everyone is going through something, you’ll feel closer to the people around you—whether they agree with you or not. 

In this episode, you’ll discover how compassion can transform your relationships—and how to be more compassionate every day of your life. 

Ready to experience deeper connections with others? Listen now!

Show highlights include: 

  • How compassion can improve your mental health, make you happier and even save your life. ([2:53])
  • Why a single compassionate sentence can turn a rebellious troublemaker into a disciplined student (and how to use this power to change anyone for the better). ([4:28])
  • How to show compassion to bad bosses, annoying neighbors and people you disagree with. ([9:11])
  • Why emotional intelligence isn’t soft, but a core part of being successful (no matter your job) ([12:38])

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.

June 30, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Common Sense 2.0

Today’s world has embraced a superficial culture. We pick entertainment, style and impression over actual things of substance and impact.

It’s more profitable to look good rather than be good in this culture.

But the good news is: you can develop our capacity for common sense and build your substance.

And when you become a person of impact, you can achieve the success you aspire for.

In this episode, you’ll discover the critical elements you need to develop your common sense. You’ll also discover how to develop a discerning ability and how to use it to guarantee your success. 

Listen now.

Show Highlights Include:

  • The 3 critical elements you need to develop your capacity for common sense—in 30 days or less. ([3:08])
  • How to convert your knowledge into intelligence and use it to impact your family and community. ([3:38])
  • How this second fundamental element of common sense makes you more confident in your decision-making. ([5:17])
  • The third fundamental element of common sense you need to achieve the success you want (without falling into potholes). ([5:43])
  • Why discernment is not enough for you to succeed (and the important variable you need that may be missing). ([8:32])

June 23, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Common Sense

Common sense isn’t so common in today’s society.

Why?

We live in an era where we value entertainment over learning, and impression over impact. And a lack of common sense causes this shallow and superficial culture. 

But developing a greater capacity for common sense is simple, even if it’s not easy. 

So, how do you do it, so you not only change your lives, but the lives of your loved ones around you?

In this episode, you’ll discover the critical elements you need to develop your common sense. You’ll also discover how to apply knowledge from your field into everyday life. 

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Show Highlights Include:

  • Why we glorify shallow things and participate in a superficial culture in today’s society (and how you can break out of that trance). ([0:41])
  • The 3 critical elements you need to develop your capacity for common sense—in 30 days or less. ([1:42])
  • The difference between intelligence and knowledge (and how to apply your knowledge in your everyday life) ([2:01])
  • How this second fundamental element of common sense affects your judgment,  decision-making and your life. ([6:24])

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.

June 16, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Stand

When everything goes wrong in life, it’s easy to throw in the towel. The obstacles seem too great and it feels like everyone is against you. 

But every successful person has ups and downs. The difference is whether you use your problems to prosper (or tear you down). 

Perseverance is what leads you closer to everything you want. And if you let every obstacle get in your way, life never improves.

In this episode, you’ll discover how to never give up and always stand in your purpose (no matter what).

Show Highlights Include:

  • Using Winston Churchill’s philosophy to work through your goals with confidence. ([1:41])
  • The Eli Jones way to live through your purpose (when the whole world is against you).  ([3:37])
  • Using the ‘Outcome Oriented’ mentality to avoid the temptations of quitting and overcome all obstacles. ([6:21])
  • Why Zig Ziglar’s ‘PC Model’ is your biggest key to consistent success. ([7:16])
  • The two words you need for holding onto hope (when you want to throw in the towel). ([8:13])

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.

June 9, 2023 by Rick Rigsby 0 Comments

Encore: Work Ethic

Most people avoid hard work. They want instant results and see anything else as a waste of time.

But there’s no substitute for becoming better. And becoming better starts with a work ethic that never stops. 

If you want to be successful in life, you have to put in hard work. Even if you can’t see where it’s going to take you right now. 

In this episode, you’ll discover how to step up your game with a strong work ethic for the things you want most in life.

Show Highlights Include:

  • How to push aside workplace distractions and become the best at what you do. ([0:52])
  • How to build a stronger work ethic with Ozzie Smith’s Hall of Fame Speech. ([2:16])
  • The ‘Vince Lombardi’ way of investing into what you want (and experiencing joy on another level). ([3:36])
  • Why Nick Saban’s coaching style advances your career and improves your sense of pride. ([5:40])
  • Using the 4 AM Farmer’s philosophy to get your dream job. ([7:41])
  • Why success doesn’t happen overnight (and how to get real results without a time limit). ([9:49])
  • Why showing up like Cal Ripken Jr. builds your life legacy of respect, hard work, and excellence. ([11:00])

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.

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.