Ep. 033 - Loving yourself. Let’s really discuss the how one must view self without being egotistic or selfish. What type of self-love and trust do we need to be our best selfs? Fear and insecurities is what leads us down the wrong path, must conquer self to serve the world. Get in the flow, create a chain of positive reinforcement. “
How do we handle conflict? How do we have positive experiences when we talk through problems? Also, how problematic are the problems we struggle with?
Pain and pleasure - redefining the neuro associations we have with these two feelings. This is something we can change. This is a decision we can make. “If you don’t make a decision about how you’re going to live, then you’ve already made a decision haven’t you?” - Tony Robbins
Ep. 032 - an important take-away from famous basketball coach Jim Valvano's ESPY speech. Second - what we must remember when it comes to the work that we do. Lastly, getting to intense focus, how do we do it? What does it feel like?
Ep. 031 - Hugh and Tikh are inspired by 's article about living a full life by age 30. First, how can we make sure that what we learn, we really learn? For learning to become knolwedge, the information must be imprinted deep in our memory networks. Second, doing what we want - how much control we really have over this and how we cannot forget this incredible blessing we have. Lastly, the importance of doing the work. Sure, it's something we hear often, but there's something so important about working a lot. Especially working a lot at the things we care most about.
Article link: https://thoughtcatalog.com/ryan-holiday/2017/06/how-to-live-a-full-life-and-leave-nothing-on-the-table-by-30/
Ep. 030 - Hugh talks about the importance of sticking with something, referencing TED Talk with Angela Duckworth (https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance) on the relationship between grit and passion/perserverance. Tikh shares a lesson from Robert Greene's book Mastery - how attention/immersion play a large part in learning and mastery. Lastly, from Viktor Frankl's book Man Search for Meaning - where do we find meaning in our lives? The answer is quite simple...but something we often forget.
Ep. 029 - Hugh talks about a guilty pleasure he's recently indulged in, followed by a lesson that we can take from guilty pleasures. Tikh shares a story about a recent interaction he had with an individual, which led him to think further about investment in relationships. Lastly, let us not forget the importance of friendship. How can we better shape the way we think and approach friendship in our lives?
Ep. 028 - Tikh shares his experience with fasting as he observes Ramadan this month. Specifically, the opportunity he finds for himself to be Living at 100, when he's living without food and drink for long periods at a time. Second, a lesson from Ryan Holiday's "Daily Stoic" around ruling reason. What can push us forward, what can ignite us at the most foundational level? Lastly, what does it mean to possess an entrepreneurial spirit?
Ep. 026 - the catch up episode. Hugh shares an anecdote on a recent cadence in his life - a new morning routine that has been game changing. Next, vulnerability sharing - how can being open about self-improvement create change? Tikh shares a lesson from his mentor that helps us achieve self improvement through vulnerablity. Lastly, Hugh shares an insight from Peter Theils "Zero to One" on the different types of optimism in the world, followed by what Tikh believes to be his form of optimism.
Peter Theil's "Zero to One" - https://www.amazon.com/Zero-One-Notes-Startups-Future/dp/0804139296
Ep. 025 - a lesson about positive feedback from the stoics. Positive feedback can be dangerous. It is important to handle positive feedback well - and there are approaches to this.
A lack of direction in life can be a difficult thing to cope with. However, it is important to reframe the way we think about our life direction. Sometimes, this makes all of the difference.
Lastly, what to do when we're living under 100? Life will drag us down. We will succumb to negative thoughts and emotions. How do break out and get back to living at 100?
Ep. 024 - Tikh attended an AIGA talk from prominent designer Jason Mayden. Mayden shared an interesting take on mastery rendering it 'dead' in some regard. Now, before you dismiss this idea, be open-minded with this one. Mayden says that our society will continue to see more polymaths - people wide wide-ranging skills. The speed at which things are changing will continue to feel crazy. How do we keep up? Forgetting about mastery.
Next, delight. What happens when we delight others? How can we do this more? Why should we do it more?
Lastly, how should we deal with anxiety? Anxiety is an extreme emotion. Extreme emotions can be challenging. How can we remain calm? Or mitigate them? It's not easy, but there are tools for us to come back to.