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Archive for June 2015

Money and Financial Planning For Gen Y

Financial planning is sexy, wait, what, you don’t think so?  This episode will prove to you how easy and yes sexy financial planning can and should be.  Sophia of GenYPlanning joins me and shares an insane amount of practical and very useful tips on how you can better manage your money.

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Biggest Lesson Learned:

  • Don’t get into credit card debt!
  • Be careful with what type of student loan you get and what you do about them
  • Create a separate savings account, don’t even use the same bank for your special savings account
  • There are tons of great easy money saving tips see the article above
  • Write out what your ideal day is like, and then figure out how you can strive towards that

Rapid Learn Spanish, A How To Guide

Spanish is one of the most popular languages in the world, and if you live in the United States its probably the most practical second language to learn.  In this episode me and Mat talk about how you can rapid learn Spanish.

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  • At the end of the day the easiest and most effective way to learn a second language is to practice with native speakers.
  • Living in the country is an absolute plus.
  • I also personally believe to become fluent it’s a lot easier if you are dating someone who speaks that language fluently
  • Some tips, watch tv in Spanish, listen to music in Spanish, read books in Spanish

Kickstarter, How to Turn Your Passion Into a Business

Kick start your business idea with this episode.  This episode is designed to provide you with a road map on how you can take your passion and turn it into a full time business.  Jimmy Hayes from Minaal joins me and we lay down your path to freedom.

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  • Designing and outsourcing something can be quite tricky, it might be worth hiring a designer
  • Send bloggers and influencers physical products
  • Its all about your relationships, make sure you get your ducks in a row before you go to launch
  • Being part of a niche website/forum can be a great way to test out your idea and get some really solid traction
  • A great video is crucial, study 3 act structure and do everything you can to have an amazing video
  • Ride the wave after kick starter, keep the momentum going
  • Life Advice: Ask yourself will I regret this when I am 40, this will make you take action and do more awesome things in life.

Get More Success and Significance In Your Life

Everyone wants more success and significance in their life.  In this episode Aaron from View From the Top and I dissect how you can get more of both in your life.  This episode is filled with practical tips to get you closer to your idea of success.

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My Biggest Takeaways:

  • You need to surround yourself with the best people you can
  • Do something you are proud of, something that gives your life significance; this is one of the keys to living a happy and great life.
  • Think more about what you can give others then what you can get.  When you give other people great things, you will naturally get what you are after.
  • Building relationships takes effort and time, but its worth it
  • Call or email people out of the blue and stay connected.
  • Life is all about the relationships you make.

Increase Your Brain Power, A How to Guide

Do you want to increase your brain power? Of course you do, we are only as powerful as our brains will let us be.  This episode is designed to have as many actionable take always that you can use to increase your brain power as possible.

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  • Tony’s Story
    • He did well in school and ended up coming to the US.
    • He found a lot of patterns in the people that were successful in school
  • Brain Improvement
    • Its like a pyramid
    • At the bottom there is all the things that you need get in order such as diet, sleep, etc
    • The next step would be to get a blood test and see where you have problems
    • You get the blood panel done in your local city
    • The next step would be to look at smart drugs
    • Caffine, piracetam
    • At the top of that later is the real medications like modafinal and Adderall
    • Adderal and modafinal are fun and powerful drugs but might not be the safest
  • Memorization Techniques
    • Active recall is one of the best ways to work on your memorizations techniques
    • Another way to do it is to try and restate in your own words what you have learned, pretending like you are teaching someone else
    • The memory palace
      • The memory palace is powerful, and you can actually assign numbers to each room or maybe even each corner
    • Pegging and Chaining
      • These are two other memorization techniques that are very powerful
    • Active recall is just the active retrieval of information
    • The Fenyman technique is just talking about the things you are suppose to be learning which helps solidfy it in the brain
    • There is also one of my favorite techniques which exploits the von restorff effect
      • The crazier the picture you are trying to memorize the better
  • Motivation
    • Dopamine plays a huge role on motivation and plays with anticipation of a reward
    • Logging into facebook a lot and reading every text message can short circuit that reward cycle and reset your dopamine levels in a very negative way
    • Cold showers is another way to help promote dopamine
    • A lot of things that we do make the brains unaligned and most of our lives we are being commanded by our reptilian brain.
    • There are lots of small little tricks to trick your brain into it
    • Small goals are the way to go to rewiring your brain
    • You should also be training your brain constantly one thing you can do is practicing things like getting out of bed, then when you go do it in the morning it will be easy
  • Creativity
    • Creativity is a very abstract concept
    • Isolation and intense focus is the key to creativity
    • Another thing you can do is called lucid dreaming
    • Weed has been very helpful in improving my creativity
    • Weed can trigger some anxiety in a good way making you take action
    • However long term habitual use of marijuana seems to make people kind of lazy
    • Lucid dreaming is something very powerful
    • One way to improve lucid dreaming is to keep a journal
    • You should also preform reality checks
    • Isolating yourself also really helps you improve your creativity