General Stan McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take

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“Push yourself harder than you think you’re capable of. You’ll find new depth inside yourself.” – Stanley McChrystal Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever […]

General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness

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Stanley McChrystal (@stanmcchrystal)  retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever met.” From 2003 to 2008, McChrystal served as Commander of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), where […]

The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: How to Control Stress, Upgrade Your Nutrition, and Build the Mindset of a Gladiator

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“You want to change your life fast? Then trade your expectation for appreciation; you’ll have a whole new life.” -Tony Robbins Welcome to the second installment of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, […]

Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies

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“He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.” – Brené  Brown Dr. Brené  Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 31 […]

The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable…And What He Taught Me

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“Discipline equals freedom.” – Jocko Willink Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. […]

The “Wizard” of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez

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Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman of El Rey Network, the new genre-busting English-language cable network. While a student at the University of Texas at Austin in 1991, Rodriguez wrote the script for his first feature film while he was a paid […]

John Crowley — The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously)

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This is an incredibly powerful episode of the podcast. John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped found in 2005 and is now a 300+ person company in 22 countries. John’s involvement with biotechnology stems from the 1998 diagnosis of two of his children […]

How to Develop Mental Toughness: Lessons From 8 Titans

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“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.” ― Archilochus Mental toughness can take many forms: resilience against attack, calmness in the face of uncertainty, persistence through pain, or focus amidst chaos. Below are eight lessons from eight of the toughest human beings I know. All are taken from […]

The Unusual Books That Shaped 50+ Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

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One of the questions I ask the most successful people I interview or meet is: “What book have you gifted most to others, and why?”   Below is a mega-list of the most-gifted and favorite books of 50-60 people like billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger, elite athlete Amelia Boone, Malcolm Gladwell, legendary Navy SEAL […]