Episode 63: The gratitude and gratification of helping family

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Taking care of family — whether blood or chosen — can be so important, and so gratifying. Both Kelvin and Josh have been in positions over the past couple of years to really help out, and they consider themselves lucky, and better, for it.

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The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brene Brown
i Can’t Make This Up by Kevin Hart
Alzheimer’s
Kelvin: I Fired the Boss!

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Episode 62: In praise of compliments

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Did you know that receiving compliments can improve productivity and performance — and that compliments activate the same part of the brain as receiving money unexpectedly? We drop some science on ya.

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Compliments activate the same part of your brain as receiving money
The advantages of positive feedback
A scientific explanation to why people perform better after receiving a compliment
The art of the compliment
Flattery will get you far
Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Intensely Positive Podcast Episode 50: Practice may not make perfect
Vitamin K Daily
Woody Allen
Toastmasters
Freemasonry
JKWD: The Power of Now and the accidental episode
Josh: The Podcast

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Episode 61: On confidence and competence, self-awareness and ego

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We talk about confidence, competence, humility and cockiness.

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Stieg Larsson’s series The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo | The Girl Who Played With Fire | The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
Kelvin’s a coach
Tony Robbins
MKMMA

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Episode 60: Rivalry and innovation

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Sure, we’ve talked about why competition isn’t always great, but rivalry can really help drive innovation sometimes.

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IntenselyPositivePodcast.com
The Ridge
Kelvin’s a photographer | Photos from Josh’s wedding
American Prohibition Museum
“American Genius”
The chair you wear
Mark Mathews on Lewis Howes’ podcast
MKMMA

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Episode 59: Reconnecting with creativity

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What do you do to get over creative blocks? Our hints: Read more, rest more, talk more, meditate more.

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The Tao of Seneca
Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Kelvin’s Podcast
Vitamin K Daily
Josh’s Podcast
Josh’s Blog
IntenselyPositive.com
Scott Adams on Tim Ferriss’ podcast | Tim Ferriss Radio Hour on Routines
Morning Pages
The Artist’s Way
Stephen King
Tony Robbins
Deletion creatures
Zoom

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Episode 58: Taking care of people when the jobs go

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At some point, we need to realize that some jobs only exist to keep people busy and to find an excuse to give them enough money to just keep coming back to work. What happens when we just make the jump and replace people with machines, like the self-checkouts that are increasingly prevalent in grocery stores? Could we give them enough money to pay their bills so they can dream up solutions to bigger problems?

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Amazon buys Whole Foods
How Amazon employees buy stuff
How cars are built
Seth Godin
3D-printed airplane parts
Peter Diamandis
Bernie Sanders
Universal Basic Income (UBI)
Unmanned taxi drones in Dubai
Amazon drones
Anthony Robbins’ Lessons in Mastery
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Episode 57: Rethinking milestones

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Goals are not always measured by time. Sometimes they’re measured in smiles, hugs and kindnesses.

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Vitamin K Daily
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
Is it time to recalibrate your 2017 goals?
Kevin Hart
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson | Instagram
“Central Intelligence”
Toastmasters
School of Greatness podcast

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Episode 56: Halfway through 2017; is it time to recalibrate?

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Happy Independence Day! We’re halfway through 2017. How are you coming on your goals? Is it time to reset, reconfigure or recommit? Or is it time to START?

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Back to Blood by Tom Wolfe
Kelvin’s podcast
Josh’s podcast
Kelvin’s a coach!
Josh’s book
The next 500 steps
Gt’s Kombucha (Josh was drinking Multi-Green)

Josh’s beet juice recipe
Beets (peeled)
Carrots (peeled)
Unsweetened coconut milk
Vanilla extract — and maybe some cinnamon!

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Episode 55: Put yourself in position to receive

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It’s easy to want things. It’s difficult to put yourself in a position to actually get them. We discuss how to do that, with examples ranging from easy to hard.

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Kelvin’s podcast
Kelvin’s a speaker
Kelvin’s a photographer
Small Business Administration
Greater Syracuse Chambers of Commerce (Centerstate CEO)
1 Million Cups
Chris Fowler
Toastmasters
Flights canceled due to heat

Oh, and here’s that video of the camera falling from the plane into a pig pen.

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Episode 54: On comparison 

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“Comparison is the thief of joy,” former President Theodore Roosevelt once said. Roosevelt, then a colonel, is shown here with the Rough Riders after the Battle of San Juan. [Wikimedia Commons]

If we’re going to compare ourselves to someone else, we must make sure we’re comparing ourselves constructively.

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The Godfather by Mario Puzo
Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins
Grant Cardone on Lewis Howes’ podcast
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
Our episode with Sean Douglas
Everlast on Joe Rogan’s podcast
Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
Your Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic
Toastmasters
Kyle Maynard
Our episode “The Next 500 Steps”

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