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3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 20-year-long quest to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter discusses the 3 most formative books of one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include: Brené Brown, David Sedaris, Malcolm Gladwell, Roxane Gay, Cheryl Strayed, Rich Roll, Soyoung the Variety Store Owner, Derek the Hype Man, Kevin the Bookseller, Shirley The Nurse, Vishwas the Uber Driver, Angie Thomas, David Mitchell, Surgeon Ge ...
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A master-class in personal and professional development, ultra-athlete, wellness evangelist and bestselling author Rich Roll delves deep with the world's brightest and most thought provoking thought leaders to educate, inspire and empower you to unleash your best, most authentic self. More at: https://richroll.com
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In each episode, we talk with inspiring scientists, thinkers, and other self-actualized individuals who will give you a greater understanding of yourself, others, and the world we live in. Scott Barry Kaufman explores the depths of human potential and tries to get a glimpse into human possibility in every episode.
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Achieve Your Goals with Hal Elrod is a weekly podcast dedicated to empowering and equipping you with practical advice and strategies to achieve your goals and dreams. If you are looking for help with achieving your goals in any (or EVERY) area of your life, Hal will give you the inspiration, motivation, and action plan to take yourself and your life to the next level. Subscribe to the podcast and get a new episode every Wednesday.
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Feel like work is broken? Fix it by creating work that works for you! Serial solopreneur and business coach Stephen Warley interviews people who got unstuck and figured out how to work for themselves, so they could design work around their ideal lifestyle instead of fitting life in around their work. He teaches practical life skills like self-awareness, curiosity, energy management and building community to help you design your own unique business model in alignment with your values, needs a ...
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I started 3 Books back in 2018. I didn't fully appreciate how big, wide, and deep the core question of this 22-year conversation was at the beginning. "What are your 3 most formative books?" Sounds simple! But as you trace back which books inspired ideals, ignited passions, altered values, slingshotted directions...well, it turns out there's always…
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Today we welcome Nick Holton to the podcast. Nick is an international speaker, consultant, trainer, and coach. His work focuses on helping individuals become better versions of themselves through the application of the cutting-edge science of human flourishing, a synergistic development of both peak performance and overall well-being and fulfillmen…
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Human nature is to be selfish, but the more you focus on adding value to the lives of others, both personally and professionally, the more valuable you become to those you serve. Those little acts of kindness can nurture your relationships, give you a sense of purpose, and even open unexpected doors in your career. Today's guest, Kristin Brindley, …
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I think it’s safe to say that many people are suffering, not just from major public health concerns and economic hardship, but also from loneliness—the prevalence of which has skyrocketed in recent years. Studies indicate that about half of U.S. adults have reported experiencing loneliness. The impact of this extends beyond a decline in mental heal…
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Pages are pulled from Chapters of 3 Books. Page 34 comes from Chapter 3 with Seth Godin, author of 'Tribes' and 'Linchpin'. To listen to the full chapter: https://www.3books.co/chapters/3 To get the 3 Books email: http://www.3books.co/3mail To join our community: Follow @neilpasricha on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube…
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Today we welcome Jeffrey Hull to the podcast. Jeffrey is a highly sought-after facilitator, keynote speaker and executive coach to both nonprofit and for-profit global organizations. He is the Executive Director of the Institute of Coaching, based at McLean Hospital. Jeffrey is also a clinical instructor in psychology at Harvard Medical School and …
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Imagine a young singer-songwriter of global acclaim—someone like Justin Timberlake or Shawn Mendes. Except this star also happens to be an elite athlete with an Olympic dream. It sounds like fiction. But this is the true story of Cody Simpson. Superstardom within reach, Cody Simpson put his guitar down and traded Hollywood for the black line at the…
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If you find yourself obsessing over things that could go wrong at any given moment, where you’re living in fear of worst-case scenarios, this episode is for you. Today, I’m sharing a transformative two-step method I’ve personally relied on whenever I find myself bogged down by those pesky, pessimistic thoughts that cause me stress and keep me up at…
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Internationally renowned health and performance psychologist Dr. Leah Lagos discusses the concept of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and how you can improve your mental and physical health by using signals from your body to gain control over stress. She’s also joined on this episode by Head Coach of Boston Celtics, Joe Mazzulla, who has worked with Dr…
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Everyone wants more happiness in their life, but most pursue it incorrectly, mistakenly believing it can be found in places like the promotion or the bank account. Instead, happiness is the by-product of pursuits less appreciated. Like the quality of your relationships with friends and family. Doing hard things. Creating value for others. And being…
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Pages are pulled from Chapters of 3 Books. Page 33 comes from Chapter 3 with Seth Godin, author of 'Tribes' and 'Linchpin'. To listen to the full chapter: https://www.3books.co/chapters/3 To get the 3 Books email: http://www.3books.co/3mail To join our community: Follow @neilpasricha on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube…
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Today we welcome back Arthur Brooks to the podcast. ​​Arthur is the Parker Gilbert Montgomery Professor of the Practice of Public and Nonprofit Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Professor of Management Practice at the Harvard Business School. He is also a columnist at The Atlantic, where he writes the popular weekly “How to Build a Life…
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Ever noticed that when you’re struggling in certain areas (finances, relationships, etc.), you can get caught up in negative thoughts and emotions, and suddenly it feels like nothing is going your way? What if you can change that narrative? In today’s episode, I’m sharing the three steps I use to instantly shift my perspective to feel better about …
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Today we’re going to deep deep into the world of business leadership and personal development with a truly extraordinary person—entrepreneur, renowned speaker, investor, and the host of the UK’s No.1 podcast Diary of a CEO, Steven Bartlett. For the uninitiated, Steven is the co-founder of Flight Story, a marketing and communications company that wo…
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Pages are pulled from Chapters of 3 Books. Page 32 comes from Chapter 3 with Seth Godin, author of 'Tribes' and 'Linchpin'. To listen to the full chapter: https://www.3books.co/chapters/3 To get the 3 Books email: http://www.3books.co/3mail To join our community: Follow @neilpasricha on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube…
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Today we welcome Troy Carter to the podcast. Troy is the co-founder and CEO of Venice Music, a technology and media company focused on powering the business of music via distribution, services, and data analytics. Formerly, Troy was the founder and CEO of Atom Factory, where he rose to prominence, nurturing the careers of global superstars includin…
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Determined to bring transparency and accountability to Big Tech, in 2021 Frances Haugen risked everything to blow the whistle on Facebook. She copied tens of thousands of pages of documents that revealed that the social media giant had accidentally changed its algorithm to reward extremism. Even worse, Facebook knew its customers were using the pla…
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In a world seemingly drowning in despair, pessimism, and negativity, it’s easy to feel discouraged. But what if we could rise above our own feelings of discouragement and help others do the same? Today’s episode is your personal roadmap to transcend discouragement and be a source of positivity for those you love and those you lead. Whether engaging…
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Pages are pulled from Chapters of 3 Books. Page 31 comes from Chapter 3 with Seth Godin, author of 'Tribes' and 'Linchpin'. To listen to the full chapter: https://www.3books.co/chapters/3 To get the 3 Books email: http://www.3books.co/3mail To join our community: Follow @neilpasricha on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, & YouTube…
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Calling on more than two decades of experience working with some of the biggest companies in tech, Shreyas Doshi joins The Knowledge Project for a deep dive into the connection between building a solid team and building a better product. He also discusses the three levels of product work, the origins of conflict on your team, the difference between…
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We tend to think professional athletes live perfect, charmed lives. Genetically gifted, they effortlessly conquer physical challenges with confidence, propelled by physiques unattainable by mere mortals. From the outside looking in, Tim Tollefson is one such example. One of the world’s most successful ultra-runners, Tim has a slew of impressive rac…
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Today we welcome Maya Shankar to the podcast. Maya is a cognitive scientist and the creator and host of the podcast, “A Slight Change of Plans”. It was awarded as the Best Show of 2021 by Apple and received an Ambie award from the Podcast Academy in 2022. Maya has a postdoctoral fellowship in cognitive neuroscience from Stanford and a Ph.D. in cogn…
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Early episodes of Sesame Street from the late 1960s show five-year-olds walking streets alone, talking to strangers, and playing on vacant lots, but when those episodes were released on DVD years later a warning was added at the beginning saying “The following is intended for adult viewing only and may not be suitable for young viewers.” I read abo…
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We all have those days when the weight of the world is overwhelming, and the idea of enduring another day seems nearly impossible. It’s normal to feel a bit lost and hopeless in those moments. Just remember that you’re not alone. Every single one of us, including myself, has experienced those exact feelings. Even after years of doing my SAVERS ever…
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From global disruptions to individual life changes, transformation—both good and bad—is happening constantly. Here to offer us a path for embracing life’s inherent instability is Brad Stulberg—a sustainable excellence expert, human performance coach, and bestselling author returning for his fourth appearance on the pod. Today we talk about how to e…
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Today we welcome Seth Gillihan to the podcast. Seth is a licensed psychologist who specializes in mindful cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Seth is also a therapy advisor with the self-therapy app Bloom, a medical reviewer for Everyday Health, and host of the Think Act B…
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Even in the darkest moments, there exists the potential for redemption, rebuilding, and the reclamation of one’s life. Today’s guest is a living embodiment of this truth. Meet Osher Günsberg—one of the most celebrated television hosts and media personalities in Australia. Longtime listeners may recall Osher’s first appearance on the podcast over ni…
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Are you like me (and most people) in that you have strong attachments to things going the way you want them to go? Consider the areas in your life where you may be holding on too tightly and trying to control the outcome. What would happen if, instead, you chose to surrender and trust the flow of life just a little more? Last week I mentioned that …
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Dubbed during his career as “The Man Who Knows What the World’s Richest People Want (and How To Get It),” Rey Flemings has years of experience dealing with success. He sees it every day as the co-founder and CEO of Myria, a company that provides concierge services to fewer than 100 elite clients with a combined wealth of over $400 billion. On this …
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With over 400 triathlons to her name, today's guest Lesley Paterson is a 3x XTERRA Triathlon World Champion and 2x World Triathlon Cross Champion. But if you asked about her greatest test of endurance, it wouldn’t be a race. It would be chasing an Oscar. For 16 years during her professional triathlon career, Lesley fought to secure and maintain the…
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Today we welcome Dr. Robert L. Leahy, the Director of The American Institute for Cognitive Therapy NYC and clinical professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill-Cornell University Medical School. Dr. Leahy serves on a number of scientific committees for international conferences on cognitive behavioral therapy and is a frequent keynote speaker th…
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Do you ever feel like life is throwing more than you can handle? Like there’s this never-ending list of things to do, but not enough hours in the day to get it all done? Feeling overwhelmed and stressed is all too common, but what if I told you that even when you’re swamped, you can feel totally calm and in control? In today’s episode, I’m going to…
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Here to guide us toward an evidence-based, rational model for nutritional health and teach us how to distinguish good nutrition science is one of the world’s leading and most innovative researchers, Christopher Gardner, Ph.D. Dr. Gardner is the Director of Nutrition Studies at the Stanford Prevention Research Center and a Rehnborg Farquhar Professo…
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Today we welcome Caroline Leaf to the podcast. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a Masters and PhD in Communication Pathology and Logopaedics. Since the early 1980s, she has researched the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health and the formation of memory. Dr. Leaf is also the bestselling…
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Welcome to ‘Roll On’—the semi-regular version of the podcast where we ramble on matters of interest across culture, sports, art, literature, politics, self-betterment, and more. My co-host is Mr. Adam Skolnick, an activist, veteran journalist, author of One Breath, and David Goggins’ Can’t Hurt Me and Never Finished co-author. Adam writes about adv…
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Pause for a moment and listen to that little voice in your head. What’s it saying right now? Is it lifting you up and encouraging you or stressing you out? How you talk to yourself can make or break your dreams, and nobody knows this better than today’s guest, Vasavi Kumar, author of the book Say It Out Loud. In today’s episode, she shares her proc…
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Frank Slootman doesn’t start companies. But no CEO has a better track record for turning the ideas of others into jackpots. On this episode of the Knowledge Project, Slootman dives deep into the no-nonsense, results-based strategies that have made him a leading executive, including how to approach the first 90 days after taking over a company, doin…
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