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Ideas: Neil Pasricha — The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything

On this episode, I talk with Neil Pasricha about his book, The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything. We discuss his personal journey to finding happiness, how to sell more books, what success really is, what most people regret at the end of their lives, and much more. You can listen to our discussion here:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.   Here’s one of my favorite ideas from Neil’s book. The post Ideas: Neil Pasricha — The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything=Have Everything appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

44mins

28 Nov 2018

Rank #1

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Ideas: Benjamin Hardy — Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success

In this episode, I talk with Benjamin Hardy about his new book, Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success. We also discuss environments and how they help people succeed, influence, fear, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Benjamin Hardy — Willpower Doesn’t Work: Discover the Hidden Keys to Success appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

30mins

13 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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Ideas: Greg McKeown — Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

In this season three opener, I talk with business consultant and author Greg McKeown about his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. We discuss priorities, time management, what I am currently working on, his advice on how to fix a life that is out of balance, and much more. This interview is packed with tons of value that I know you will benefit from. Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Greg McKeown — Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

44mins

3 Oct 2018

Rank #3

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Ideas: Amy Morin — 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

On this episode, I talk with Amy Morin about the ideas in her book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success. We discuss her story, how to break bad habits, happiness, living life centered around values, and much more. You can take a listen here:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Amy Morin — 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

28mins

21 Nov 2018

Rank #4

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Ideas: David Steingard — Started Laughing Man Coffee with Actor Hugh Jackman

In this episode, I talk with David Steingard from Laughing Man Coffee. We discuss small business and startups, his life story, working with actor Hugh Jackman, and much more. My favorite takeaway was when he mentioned how his parents helped create an environment that caused him to become an entrepreneur. This made me think about the creative environment that I am creating at home and at work. Take a listen and let me know your thoughts. Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: David Steingard — Started Laughing Man Coffee with Actor Hugh Jackman appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

41mins

17 Oct 2018

Rank #5

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Ideas: Chris Voss — Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It

In this episode, I talk with Chris Voss about his book, Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It. We discuss why empathy is many times misunderstood, how anyone can become a better negotiator, why compromising is rarely the best way forward, using an email template that converts 98% of the time, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below: Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Chris Voss — Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

31mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #6

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Ideas: Liz Wiseman — Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

In this season two finale, I talk with Liz Wiseman about her book, Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. It is one of my favorite leadership books of all time, so I naturally wanted to bring her on the show to discuss some of its main ideas. We also discuss her journey to becoming a top leadership expert, passion and the correct way to view it, who diminishers are and how to best handle them, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Liz Wiseman — Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

37mins

20 Jun 2018

Rank #7

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Ideas: Jonah Berger — Contagious: Why Things Catch On

In this episode, I talk with Jonah Berger about his books Contagious: Why Things Catch On and Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior. We also talk about social currency, triggers, emotion, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below: Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Jonah Berger — Contagious: Why Things Catch On appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

22mins

23 May 2018

Rank #8

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Ideas: Alex Banayan — The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

In this episode, I talk with Alex Banayan about his brand new book, The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers. Alex gets really vulnerable in this episode and talks about the emotional roller coaster that last year was with finishing his book and the passing of his dad. We also talk about some of the advice he learned from the greats he interviewed for his book, some ideas centered around mentorship, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Alex Banayan — The Third Door: The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World’s Most Successful People Launched Their Careers appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

28mins

6 Jun 2018

Rank #9

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Ideas: Jake Knapp — Make Time and Sprint

On this episode, I talk with Jake Knapp about his books, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day and Sprint: How to Solve Big Problems and Test New Ideas in Just Five Days. We discuss developing meaningful relationships, distractions, our phones, productivity, and much more. You can listen to our conversation here: Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Jake Knapp — Make Time and Sprint appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

1hr

14 Nov 2018

Rank #10

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Ideas: Rob Shallenberger — The Transformation Challenge: A New Approach to Winning in Business and Life

In this episode, I talk with Rob Shallenberger about his book The Transformation Challenge: A New Approach to Winning in Business and Life, his work based on Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders, and much more. Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Rob Shallenberger — The Transformation Challenge: A New Approach to Winning in Business and Life appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

33mins

24 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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Ideas: Skip Prichard — The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

In this episode, I talk with Skip Prichard about his book, The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future. We also discuss key ways to begin finding purpose in our lives, how to eliminate the excuses we make, how to become more intentional with the people we spend our time with, and much more. Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: Skip Prichard — The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

29mins

10 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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Ideas: Chris Fussell — One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams

In this episode, I talk with Chris Fussell about his book, One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams. We also talk about competition and how it relates to individuals on the same team, organizational structure, his leadership experience as a Navy SEAL and President of The McChrystal Group, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below: Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Chris Fussell — One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

25mins

16 May 2018

Rank #13

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Ideas: James Clear — Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

On this episode, I talk with James Clear about his book, Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones. We discuss his journey, how developing better habits is the key to success, how to find happiness along the journey, what habit loops consist of, and much more. (You should buy the book and read about habit stacking. That idea alone is worth the $17.) Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser.  The post Ideas: James Clear — Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

33mins

7 Nov 2018

Rank #14

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Ideas: Season Two Recap

In this season two recap, I talk a bit about this season and also give details about future episodes. You can listen below: Thank you for your continued support! What was your favorite episode this season?  The post Ideas: Season Two Recap appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

3mins

27 Jun 2018

Rank #15

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Ideas: Doug McCormick — Family Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth

In this episode, I talk with Doug McCormick about his book, Family Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth. We also talk about how to build financial wealth, the best way to pick a financial planner, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below: Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Doug McCormick — Family Inc.: Using Business Principles to Maximize Your Family’s Wealth appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

19mins

9 May 2018

Rank #16

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Ideas: Shawn Askinosie — Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul

In this episode, I talk with Shawn Askinosie of Askinosie Chocolate about his book, Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul. We also discuss his journey to owning a chocolate company, purpose both in life and work, direct trade versus fair trade, and much more. You’ll want to make sure you listen to this episode all the way through to the end, because Shawn says something very profound that I think will benefit a lot of people.  You can listen to our conversation below:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Shawn Askinosie — Meaningful Work: A Quest to Do Great Business, Find Your Calling, and Feed Your Soul appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

29mins

25 Apr 2018

Rank #17

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Ideas: Jenny Blake — Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One

In this episode, I talk with Jenny Blake about her book, Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One. We also talk about her journey, actionable steps that people can take the next time they encounter a career change, Jerry Seinfeld, and much more. Here’s our conversation:  Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Jenny Blake — Pivot: The Only Move That Matters Is Your Next One appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

20mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Ideas: Cal Newport — Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World

In this episode, I talk with Cal Newport about his book Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, the overwhelming opportunity to become distracted in the world we live, his view on social media and email, how leaders can keep their teams accountable while allowing them to engage in deep work, and much more. You can listen to our conversation below: *Cal also refers to his other book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love, in this episode. Please make sure to subscribe and leave a review. It helps other people find the podcast. If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Cal Newport — Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

39mins

11 Apr 2018

Rank #19

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Ideas: Jeff Haden — The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

In this episode, I talk with Jeff Haden about his new book, The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win. He has a different perspective on how we can accomplish our goals more often, and I think there are many valuable takeaways here. The ideas from the book challenged me and I hope they do the same for you. You can take a listen to our conversation below: If unable to use audio player, click here to listen in browser. The post Ideas: Jeff Haden — The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win appeared first on Adam Kirk Smith.

31mins

14 Mar 2018

Rank #20