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Podcast #598: Journeying From the First to the Second Half of Life

Have you come to a point in your life where the pursuits of your younger years no longer seem meaningful or satisfying? Maybe it’s time for you to transition from the first half of your life to the second. My guest today has spent decades helping people, particularly men, make this passage. His name is James Hollis and he’s a Jungian analyst and the author of over a dozen books, including Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life. We begin our conversation with a brief overview of what makes...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Jim, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, A Man's Life, Ivan Ilyich, James James, Herman Hesse, James Hollis, Tolstoy Henry Moore Begin With the End


Podcast #597: A Survival Expert’s Guide to Bugging-In

The coronavirus pandemic has forced tens of millions of people to stay home due to shelter-in-place orders and even lockdowns. While supplies of food, water, and other essentials have largely continued undisrupted, if one or more of these services were cut off, what would be the best way to prepare for that kind of emergency? To answer this question, I talk to friend of AoM and survival expert, Creek Stewart. Creek has dedicated his life to mastering all things survival, spending thousand...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Survival, Creek, Manly Skills, Disaster Preparedness/Survival, Creek Stewart Creek, Podcast Creek, Creek Creek


3 Ways to Endure Tough Times

When tough times bring stress and anxiety, use these three attitudes to improve your mindset and take on the challenge. Tough times, stress, anxiety, financial worries, how do you deal with it? Hear us discuss three attitudes that will help on The BIGG Success Show Here’s a summary of that discussion. During tough times, especially […] The post 3 Ways to Endure Tough Times appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Business, Podcast, Money, Finance, Careers, Entrepreneur, Economy, Stress, Anxiety, Mindset, Attitude, Personal Development, Worry, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger


Podcast #596: The Mystery, Science, and Life-Changing Power of the Hot Hand

Have you ever had a period in your athletic or professional career where you kind of felt like you were on fire? Maybe you made a whole streak of consecutive shots in a game, or executed one good idea after another at work. In his book, The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Science of Streaks, my guest today explores why success sometimes seems to arrive in clusters like this. His name is Ben Cohen and he’s a sports writer for The Wall Street Journal. Ben and I begin our conversation with an explanat...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Steph Curry, Stephen Curry, Ben Cohen, Ben, Steven Kotler, Rob Reiner, Ben Ben, NBA Jam, Life Changing Power of the Hot Hand, Wall Street Journal Ben


Podcast #595: Everything You Need to Know About Creating a Home Gym

In a time when the world is dealing with a pandemic, and many commercial gyms have shut down, interest in creating a gym at home has swelled. Whether working out at home is something you’ve been mulling over for a long time, or that you’ve just started to think about, this show will help you decide if and how to move forward on the idea. My guest today is Cooper Mitchell, the founder of garagegymreviews.com, a website and social media community dedicated to reviewing personal gym equipment an...
Tags: Podcast, Fitness, Life, Crossfit, Coop, Health & Sports, YouTube Listen, Cooper Mitchell, Cooper GarageGymReviews


Podcast #594: How Churchill (and London) Survived the Blitz of 1940

A few months after Winston Churchill took office as prime minister, the German military began an eight month-long bombing campaign on the United Kingdom which became known as the Blitz. The bombing, which lasted for 57 consecutive days and nights, killed 45,000 Britons. What was life like for the people who experienced the Blitz? My guest today zoomed in on this question by looking at the lives of Winston Churchill and his inner circle during this precarious year of the war.  His name is Erik...
Tags: Podcast, England, London, Life, United Kingdom, Winston Churchill, Churchill, Erik, Andrew Roberts, Mary, Roberts, Clementine, Randolph, William Manchester, WINSTON, Erik Larson


Consume the Room (with June Ambrose) – Episode 39 of Rants & Randomness

I’m excited for you to hear this episode of Rants & Randomness. Go ahead and listen right away in the player below, or scroll on to learn more. On this episode, I’m feeling good about learning I have a little namesake out there in the world, I’m ranting about how it should not be a revolutionary ask to wash our hands in the middle of a pandemic, and since we need some good trash TV to watch right now, I’m spotlighting Love is Blind on Netflix. Feel Good I felt amazing when I recently lea...
Tags: Fashion, Podcast, Netflix, Humor, Justin Timberlake, Missy Elliott, Facebook Twitter and Instagram, Liberty Grace, Luvvie Ajayi, June Ambrose, Jay Z Mary J Blige, Yvette Noel Schure, Chicago Recording Company, Rants and Randomness, Netflix Feel Good, Alicia Keys Gabrielle Union


Podcast #593: All You Have to Do Is Ask

Are you feeling overwhelmed at work? Trying to find a job, but can’t seem to get your foot in the door? Have you been knocking your head against a problem over and over again, but haven’t made any headway on it? My guest today says you can solve most of these issues by simply asking for help.  His name is Wayne Baker, he’s a sociologist, consultant, and the author of the book All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success. We begin our conversation discussing wh...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Wayne, Adam Grant, Money & Career, Wayne Baker, Wayne Wayne


Podcast #592: Being a Man in the Lousy Modern World

Emerson famously said “society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.”  My guest today says things have gotten a lot worse since Emerson uttered those words over a century and a half ago. His name is Robert Twigger. We last had him on the show to discuss his book Micromastery. Today we discuss a book he wrote 20 years ago called Being a Man in the Lousy Modern World. We begin our conversation discussing how the modern world infantilizes men so they’re eas...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Society, Robert, Emerson, Pyrenees, A Man's Life, Robert Robert, Robert Twigger, Lousy Modern World


Expert Answers to the 6 Top Questions on How to Start a Business

The U.S. Small Business Administration recently hosted a Twitter chat on how to start a business. We were among the expert participants including Google Small Business, Constant Contact, IRS Small Business, QuickBooks, SCORE and more, who shared tips and resources on how to take the first steps to entrepreneurship! Below are some highlights from the […] The post Expert Answers to the 6 Top Questions on How to Start a Business appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read o...
Tags: Business, Podcast, Small Business, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Entrepreneur, Startup, Small Business Administration, Business Development, U S Small Business Administration, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Podcast #591: Solve Problems Before They Become Problems

So often in life, we get stuck in a cycle of reaction. We tackle the most urgent tasks. We deal with emergencies. We put out fires.  We intuitively know we’d be better off if we figured out a way to be more proactive rather than reactive, thereby preventing fires from starting in the first place, but we can’t seem to switch our approach. My guest today explores why that is and what we can do to start solving the problems of business, life, and society before they become problems.  His name is...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Dan, Dan Heath, Dan Dan


"A woman who was diagnosed with Stage IV terminal breast cancer at the age of 41 has opened up about why she left her husband to explore her sexuality..."

"... in the new six-part podcast Dying for Sex.... Molly underwent a double mastectomy, radiation, chemotherapy, and reconstructive surgery while fighting for her life.... Molly was put on a hormone therapy that [would supposedly] 'squash' her libido, but it actually had the opposite effect on her. 'I literally wanted to hump everyone and everything that I saw.... I was horny all of the time. I felt like a teenager.' ... [W]ith her husband's approval, she embarked on virtual affairs.... She and ...
Tags: Death, Podcast, Movies, Law, Molly, Sex, Adultery, Cancer, Divorce, God, Rose, Johnny, Adam, Ann Althouse, Adam and Eve


Podcast #590: The Creation of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes is one of the most widely recognized figures of literature and pop culture. But how did the creator of Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, come up with a character who has become the universal archetype of the independent detective?  In his book, Arthur and Sherlock: Conan Doyle and the Creation of Holmes, my guest today explores the biography of the fictional detective by looking at the life of the real-world author. His name is Michael Sims and we begin our conversation...
Tags: Books, Podcast, England, Life, Edgar Allan Poe, Travel & leisure, Classics, Charles Dickens, Watson, Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock, Poe, Harry Houdini, Holmes, Arthur


Podcast #589: How Exercise Helps Us Find Happiness, Hope, Connection, and Courage

You know how good moving your body is for your physical health. You probably have a vague sense that it’s good for your mental health too. But you likely don’t realize just how powerful movement truly is for your mind, and that it even affects your sense of hope, courage, connection, and identity.   My guest today explores these lesser-appreciated impacts of physical activity in her new book, The Joy of Movement. Her name is Kelly McGonigal and she’s a research psychologist and lecturer ...
Tags: Podcast, Fitness, Life, Kelly, Stanford University Kelly, Kelly McGonigal, Health & Sports, Kelly Kelly, Time All Blacks Haka


Time for a Career Change?

Should you change your job or career? We share a quick way to find out. And if it’s a career change, we use some rock and roll songs to help you discover how soon to make a move. Is it time to change jobs? Or is a career change called for? We discuss how to […] The post Time for a Career Change? appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Work, Career, Podcast, Careers, Job, Change, Professional Development, Rock And Roll, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Podcast #588: The Audacious Command of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great became king of Macedonia at age 19. By age 30 he controlled an empire that spanned from Greece to India. In the two thousand years after his early death, his influence has persisted. Military leaders from Caesar to Napoleon studied his campaigns and imitated his strategies and tactics, and without Alexander, the influence of Greek culture on the world wouldn’t have been the same.  My guest today has written a very readable, yet academically authoritative biography of this ...
Tags: Podcast, Greece, Life, India, Macedonia, Napoleon, Philip, Alexander, Alexander the Great, Caesar, Ancient Greece, Philip Freeman, Alexander Alexander, Military History, Philip Philip, Aristotle Philip


Podcast #587: How to Get More Pleasure and Fulfillment Out of Your Reading

 Do you have a goal of reading more, but any time you start working on that goal, it feels like a chore? The equivalent of eating your broccoli? My guest today argues that the problem is likely due to the fact that you’re trying to read what you think you should be reading, instead of reading what you actually enjoy.  His name is Alan Jacobs. He’s a professor of literature and the author of The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. At the start of our conversation Alan offers a cri...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Life, Travel & leisure, Classics, Harry Potter, Alan, Cs Lewis, Theodore Roosevelt, Anna Karenina, Adler, Alan Alan, Mortimer Adler, Harold Bloom, Alan Jacobs He, Shakespeare Reading


Podcast #586: The Story of the Skiing Soldiers of WWII

In the winter of 1940, a group of civilian skiers was sitting by a fire in a ski lodge in Vermont shooting the breeze about how the US Army needed an alpine division like the militaries in Europe had. That conversation transformed into a concerted effort to turn their idea into a reality, and the creation of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division — a unit which would play a vital role fighting in the mountains of Italy during World War II. My guest today has written a book on these skiing, snow-bo...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Life, US, America, Italy, Army, US Army, Vermont, Tommy Caldwell, Maurice, Zoro, Military History, Zicam, 10th Mountain Division, Maurice Isserman


Do You Want to Be Famous?

If you want to be famous, you need to build a personal brand. To help you develop that brand, we share five simple questions to ask. We discuss how to achieve fame through personal branding on The BIGG Success Show. Here’s a summary of that discussion. The famous artist, Andy Warhol, famously said, “In the […] The post Do You Want to Be Famous? appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Careers, Fame, Andy Warhol, Professional Development, Famous, Personal Brand, Personal Branding, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Podcast #585: Inflammation, Saunas, and the New Science of Depression

I’ve dealt with depression in my life. My body temperature also seems to run hot; in fact my wife Kate has nicknamed me “the baked potato.” My guest today says that there may be a connection between those two things. His name is Charles Raison, he’s a psychiatrist, professor of psychiatry, and the co-author of The New Mind-Body Science of Depression. We begin our conversation with why Charles thinks it’s important to ask the question, “Does Major Depression even exist?” and what we do and don...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Emotions, Charles, Kate, Squarespace, Charles Raison


Podcast #584: How to Avoid Falling in Love With the Wrong Person

Why do people sometimes fall in love with someone who is all kinds of wrong for them? Their friends and family see lots of red flags about their partner, but they themselves miss these warnings entirely, sometimes to catastrophic consequences.  My guest today argues that these kinds of errors in relational decision-making happen when someone lets his heart rule without also heeding his head. His name is John Van Epp, and he’s a therapist and the author of the book How to Avoid Falling in Love...
Tags: Podcast, Marriage, Life, Dating, Jane Austen, John, John Love, Instagram Listen, John Van Epp, Eli Finkel How


5 Things to Love About Your Business

Occasionally, it’s good for your mental health to take a pause from the busyness and take time to consider the things you love about your business. On The BIGG Success Show, we talk about reminding yourself about the things to love about your business. Here’s a summary of that discussion… Do you take your business […] The post 5 Things to Love About Your Business appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Entrepreneurship, Love, Careers, Business Development, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show, Business Ownership, The Professor And Mary-lynn


Podcast #583: How to Stay Mentally Sharp and Fulfilled as You Age

Everyone gets old.  But not everyone experiences old age the same way. Some folks spend the last few decades of their life sick, sad, and stagnating, while others stay sharp and find great satisfaction in the twilight years of life.  My guest today is a neuroscientist who has dug into the research on what individuals can do to increase their chances of achieving the latter outcome instead of the former.  His name Daniel Levitin and today we discuss his latest book Successful Aging: A Neurosci...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Daniel, Daniel Daniel, Daniel Levitin, Laura Carstensen


Podcast #582: Essential Lessons From Great Wartime Leaders

War puts leadership to the ultimate test. During a war, a leader must make life or death decisions and be held accountable for those decisions while grappling not only with military strategy, but also political, economic, and domestic dynamics. My guest explores the lives of nine wartime leaders and what we can learn from them in his latest book: Leadership in War: Essential Lessons From Those Who Made History. His name is Andrew Roberts, and we last had him on the show to talk about his biog...
Tags: Podcast, Leadership, Life, Winston Churchill, Hitler, Churchill, Napoleon, Stalin, Marshall, Andrew Roberts, Andrew, George Marshall, Andrew Andrew, Zoro, Manly Knowledge, Military History


Podcast #581: The Tiny Habits That Change Everything

We’re a month into the new year now. How are you doing on your resolutions? Have you already fallen off the wagon? Maybe the goal you set for yourself was just too big to successfully tackle. You need to think smaller. Tiny, even. That’s the argument my guest makes. His name is Dr. BJ Fogg, and he’s the founder and director of Stanford’s Behavior Design Lab, as well as the author of the new book Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything. Today on the show, BJ walks us through the ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Stanford, Habits, Harry, Personal Development, BJ, Charles Duhigg, BJ Fogg, BJ BJ


Podcast #580: Why People Do (Or Don’t) Listen to You

Some cultural observers have posited that we’re moving from an information economy to a reputation economy. There’s so much information to sort through, that figuring out which bits to pay attention to has come to increasingly rely on what we think of the person delivering them. We privilege the messenger over the message. But how exactly do we decide which messengers to listen to or not? What draws us to particular messengers and causes us to tune out others? My guest has spent his career re...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Steve Martin, Steve, Robert Cialdini, Cassandra Michael Burry Marshall McLuhan


The Heart of a Champion

Kobe Bryant had the heart of a champion. We share seven ways this helped him become one of the greatest basketball players ever. This show is a tribute to Kobe Bryant. It’s our way of saying “Thanks” for inspiring us all to be our best self. A summary of our conversation on this BIGG Success […] The post The Heart of a Champion appeared first on Bigg Success. [click the title link above to read our full post]
Tags: Podcast, Careers, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Fear, Kobe Bryant, Champion, Fear Of Failure, Personal Development, Work Ethic, Kobe, Audioblog, Bigg Success, George Krueger, Mary-lynn Foster, The Bigg Success Show


Podcast #579: Jack London’s Literary Code

The literature of Jack London has long been given the short shrift by scholars. They say he wrote some good dog stories for boys, but beyond that didn’t showcase any literary genius or high-level craftsmanship. Well, my guest today begs to differ with this assessment.  His name is Earle Labor. He’s the preeminent Jack London scholar and 91 years young. I’ve had Earle on the podcast two previous times: the first to discuss his landmark Jack London biography, and the second to discuss his own m...
Tags: Books, Podcast, London, California, Life, America, Travel & leisure, Classics, Jack, Squarespace, Martin, Carl Jung, Earle, Jack London, Shreveport Louisiana, Gordon Mills


Podcast #578: Figuring Out If You Should Change Careers (And How to Do It)

Have you been feeling doubts about your career recently, or perhaps for quite some time? Maybe you’re not sure if you’re in the right job, or even in the right field, and you can’t figure out if you should try to keep making your current position work, or jump ship to something else. Then you’ll likely recognize yourself in the stages of career transition my guest will describe. His name is Joseph Liu. He’s a consultant, coach, and speaker who helps people navigate the challenges of switching...
Tags: Career, Podcast, Life, Doubt, Joseph, Joseph Joseph, Blinkist, Money & Career, Joseph Liu He, Career Relaunch Listen


Podcast #577: An FBI Agent’s 6 Signs for Sizing People Up

Every day, we have to make choices on whether we can trust someone or not. If we make the wrong choice, it could mean a failed relationship or business partnership and all the emotional and financial costs that follow.   My guest today has spent his career sizing people up in high stakes situations. His name is Robin Dreeke, he spent two decades working as a behavioral analyst for the FBI, and in his new book, Sizing People Up: A Veteran FBI Agent’s User Manual for Behavior Prediction, he sha...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Fbi, Robin, Social Skills, Robin Robin, Joe Navarro, Robin Dreeke, FBI Agent, ADA Seal of Acceptance Visit ADA, Podcast Sponsors American Dental Association



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