Episodes
Bestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records. Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body. In The Art of Resilience (buy on Amazon), Ross uses his amazing endurance feats, where he managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable pain, hardship and...
Published 10/10/21
Why do we hurt, feel self-doubt and constantly struggle throughout life? What does it take to overcome all the obstacles? The bottom line is that hardship is a part of life, but only by facing up to it and learning to tackle all of life’s challenges will we achieve our full potential. So how do you do that? With resilience. Author Eric Greitens, in his correspondence with fellow Navy SEAL veteran Zach, tries to find the qualities, practices, and training needed to become resilient against...
Published 10/03/21
Angela Duckworth is the world’s leading academic in the study of grit: something she defines as passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Is success all talent? What do successful people have that allows them to achieve their goals? The book Grit (buy on Amazon), teaches us that success is not all talent. To have talent is an essential factor and it will give you the edge over others who don't, but more importantly, you need the grit to see things through. "Grit is living life like it's...
Published 09/26/21
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Available on Amazon) is a self-help book by Carol Dweck, designed to help you understand and change a fundamental mindset to impact all aspects of your life and reach your full potential. Why do some people fall apart in face of setbacks, while others turn their failures into success? Why are some people obsessed with proving themselves, while others can laugh at and learn from their mistakes? The key difference is in their mindset. "It’s not always...
Published 09/19/21
Hello listeners! In our third Moonshots Master episode, we provide a comprehensive breakdown of TEAMWORK. Subscribe today to our Master Series! First up, we find inspiration in our quest for great teamwork! We hear from the master, Grant Cardone, and how nobody starts anything successful by themselves. We then bathe in Patrick Lencioni’s passion for teamwork, and how it is the greatest competitive advantage. We also delve into Google’s enormous research program, Project Aristotle, on...
Published 09/15/21
Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, in his practical and often very amusing book; Creativity; A short and cheerful guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. John Cleese believes everyone can be more creative, and in this guide, he...
Published 09/12/21
Elizabeth Gilbert: Big Magic: Whether we are looking to write a book, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion. In Big Magic, Elizabeth has written as a template; lessons in how to unleash your creativity. She digs deep to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. She offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our...
Published 09/05/21
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow: If you’ve felt hours fly by like moments or marvelled at a sunrise you’ve experienced flow. In fact, it’s a state we experience surprisingly often, at work, at home and at play. Mihaly’s Flow explores how we can experience enjoyment in our lives by controlling our attention and strengthening our resolve. This is achieved by being immersed in an activity or subject that makes us neither anxious, nor bored. In this “flow state” we lose our self-consciousness,...
Published 08/29/21
Dan Millman's book; Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a rare story with the power to transform lives. It conveys piercing truths with drama, heart, and humor and speaks directly to the universal quest for fulfillment and happiness, for finding our place in the world. Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. It is a story for all times that can inspire joy, expand perspectives, and remind us of the deeper...
Published 08/22/21
Hello listeners! In our second Moonshots Master episode, we provide a comprehensive breakdown of FIRST PRINCIPLES. Subscribe today to our Master Series! We get inspired by some new as well as familiar superstars who maximise their problem-solving ability through the use of First Principles. We hear from Garry Tan who helps break down First Principles for us, Therealisedman who teaches us how Aristotle utilised First Principles thousands of years ago, as well as Elon Musk at his 2014 USC...
Published 08/17/21
With a Nobel prize for economics, when Daniel Kahneman does something, it’s worth paying attention to. In his book Thinking Fast And Slow he reveals how our minds are tripped up by error and prejudice (even when we think we are being logical), and gives us practical techniques for slower, smarter thinking. It will enable you to make better decisions at work, at home, and in everything you do. It shows you where you can and can’t trust your gut feeling and how to act more mindfully and make...
Published 08/15/21
Charlie Munger is one of the greatest investors of all time. Plenty of people have called him a “learning machine.” The phrase ‘Latticework of Mental Models’ comes from Berkshire-Hathaway’s Charles Munger, who spent most of his life working out ways to, for lack of a better term, think better. Munger has come to the conclusion that in order to make better decisions in business and in life, you must find and understand the core principles from all disciplines. You have to learn all the big...
Published 08/08/21
Shane Parrish and Rhiannon Beaubien’s The Great Mental Models: Is designed to upgrade your thinking with the best, most useful, and powerful tools so you always have the right one on hand. Mental models help you improve your decision-making, productivity, and how clearly you see the world. You will discover what forces govern the universe and how to focus your efforts so you can harness them to your advantage, rather than fight with them or worse yet— ignore them. The old saying goes, "To...
Published 08/01/21
A lot of people think that Albert Einstein’s greatest ability was his mathematical mind, but Einstein’s greatest skill was the ability to sift the essential from the inessential — to grasp simplicity when everyone else was lost in the clutter. Problems are an integral part of everyday life. So is problem-solving. But where people differ is in their ability to solve problems. Problem-solving has a synonym today, especially in the corporate world — fire fighting. Up to 70% of employees’ time...
Published 07/25/21
Hello listeners! We hope you enjoyed a taster of our first Moonshots Master Series episode, as we dive into MOTIVATION. Today we have our second trailer from our MOTIVATION episode for you to enjoy! Subscribe today to our Master Series! We revisit some of our most popular superstars who have harnessed the power of motivation to their success, including David Goggins, Lady Gaga and Gary Vee . As we explore models and frameworks that help us understand what drives us, we explore the...
Published 07/22/21
In Episode 136 we do a Cal Newport deep dive. Similar to his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World which refers to studying for focused chunks of time without distractions such as email and social media. Cal challenges the belief that participation in social media is important for career capital, suggesting instead that career capital is a function of creativity, impact and control, or autonomy. Cal's been an advocate for "digital minimalism" and refers to the role...
Published 07/18/21
Hello listeners! In our first Moonshots Master episode, we are diving into MOTIVATION. Subscribe today to our Master Series! We revisit some of our most popular superstars who have harnessed the power of motivation to their success, including David Goggins [hyperlink to our episode] , Lady Gaga [hyperlink to our episode] and Gary Vee [hyperlink to our episode]. As we explore models and frameworks that help us understand what drives us, we explore the Self-Determination Theory [hyperlink to...
Published 07/15/21
Cal Newport doesn’t like the distractions of technology. In fact, Newport thinks that our focus on technology and how it dominates modern business is holding us back. His latest book, A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload, looks to take a sledgehammer to how technology runs modern enterprise and, ultimately, our lives. The idea is not to jettison email but to make it smarter. Instead of the back and forth, you get collaborative tools. You don’t even...
Published 07/12/21
Joe Rogan, the American comedian, podcaster, and UFC color commentator's unique and unconventional passion and approach has a lot to teach us. Rogan started working for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as an interviewer and color commentator. In December 2009, Rogan launched a free podcast with his friend and fellow comedian Brian Redban. By August 2010, the podcast was named The Joe Rogan Experience and entered the list of Top 100 podcasts on iTunes. The podcast features an array of...
Published 07/04/21
In Episode 133 we take a look at our rising star Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The scholar and former options trader who has devoted his life to problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. We dive into his book, Antifragile: Things that gain from disorder and discover how to approach the world in the face of uncertainty and what lessons can we take from his work to ensure robustness, to set ourselves or your business up for potential positive and negative events.
Published 06/27/21
Drawing on nearly two decades of teamwork and sporting successes, in her book; Wolfpack, Wambach shows us what teamwork looks like, what leadership stands for, and how you can achieve bigger goals, overcome any obstacles in your way, and unleash your true potential. Abby Wambach has scored more international goals than any other player in history. Cristiano Ronaldo has 85, Abby has 160. Abby Wambach inspires the next generation to find their voice, unite their pack, and change the world....
Published 06/21/21
Part 2: Rules 7-12. Beyond Order, by Jordan Peterson is presented as a counterweight to 12 Rules for Life, in part 2 we explore Rules 7-12 and how to apply these to our day-to-day lives. The prescription includes: assume responsibility for your situation, dig deep to discover your capacity for self-discipline, and work hard to make things happen! 'Work as hard as you possibly can on at least one thing and see what happens.' Jordan B Peterson.
Published 06/14/21
Beyond Order, by Jordan Peterson is presented as a counterweight to 12 Rules for Life, offering a dozen new rules organized around the idea that as well as fighting the chaos that constantly threatens to engulf our lives, the book, Peterson writes, is an attempt to explain “how the dangers of too much security and control might be profitably avoided”. The prescription includes: assume responsibility for your situation, dig deep to discover your capacity for self-discipline, and face life’s...
Published 06/06/21
Part Two: Rules 1 -12: 12 Rules for Life; Jordan Peterson’s book has become for some, almost a religious text, with the ‘rules’ serving as the 10 Commandments of modern life. 12 Rules for Life frames a set of life principles to live by. In part two we dive into the second half of his book to dive into rules 7-12, including; "Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t", and "Tell the truth — or, at least, don’t lie."
Published 05/30/21
In 12 Rules for Life; Jordan Peterson’s book has become for some, almost a religious text, with the ‘rules’ serving as the 10 Commandments of modern life. Are these the guiding principles by which we now structure our existence? It certainly is for some, and that’s worth thinking about. 12 Rules for Life frames a set of life principles to live by. Learn why you should stop telling lies to others and yourself, why you should stop doing things you know are bad for you, and how to pursue what...
Published 05/23/21