John Heffron | The Laughs You Deserve (Episode 692)


John Heffron | The Laughs You Deserve (Episode 692)

John Heffron (@JohnHeffron) is a comedian who emerged victorious from the second season of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, has appeared in numerous comedy specials, and just released his latest album, The Laughs You Deserve from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s, and Today. The Cheat Sheet: Learn how John Heffron uses psychology to read a crowd in real time. Understand how to apply John’s comedy-honed skills when you’re speaking to a crowd or an individual. Discover different ways to anchor and connect various types of body language and nonverbal communication to get the desired reaction from your audience. Hear about charisma patterns: … Read More


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Eric Thomas | The Hip Hop Preacher (Episode 691)


Eric Thomas | The Hip Hop Preacher (Episode 691)

Eric Thomas (@ericthomasbtc) is a motivational speaker, YouTube personality, podcaster, pastor, director of Breathe University, and author of several books, including The Secret to Success: When You Want to Succeed as Bad as You Want to Breathe. “Don’t allow the options in your community to be the only options you explore.” -Eric Thomas The Cheat Sheet: How Eric Thomas went from homeless to PhD to become one of the world’s top motivational speakers. How and why to get out of our psychological bubbles whether we’re broke or millionaires. Why we do not have to accept life as it was given … Read More


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Allan Pease | Definitive Body Language (Episode 690)


Allan Pease | Definitive Body Language (Episode 690)

Allan Pease (@AllanPease) is an Australian body language expert and co-author of 18 bestselling books on communication who once taught Vladimir Putin how to read western body language. The Cheat Sheet: Find out how Allan Pease began building his expertise in body language from the tender age of five. While the science might still be in deliberation, what does business say about power poses? How did Allan wind up being the guy who Vladimir Putin called to teach him western body language? Learn to use the compliments trick (and spot when it’s being used on you). Discover how to spot … Read More


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Leo Babauta | Zen Habits (Episode 689)


Leo Babauta | Zen Habits (Episode 689)

Leo Babauta (@zen_habits) of Zen Habits shares how he’s modified his own behavior to conquer bad habits and create good ones. The Cheat Sheet: Find out how an overweight smoker resigned to living in Guam broke a laundry list of bad habits to move to California, work his dream job, and run ultramarathons. Learn how to make daily forays into discomfort that have you welcoming adversity like an old friend instead of something to be avoided. Why self-evaluation that makes you feel good is a habit that leads to unhappiness (and what you can do instead). Why you should treat … Read More


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Lewis Howes | The Mask of Masculinity (Episode 688)


Lewis Howes | The Mask of Masculinity (Episode 688)

Lewis Howes (@LewisHowes) rejoins us to discuss his latest book, The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships, and Live Their Fullest Lives. “We aren’t able to fully heal until we start sharing the things we’re most ashamed of, the things we’re most afraid of, and the things we’re most insecure about.” -Lewis Howes The Cheat Sheet: What masks do we wear when we’re not being our genuine selves, and what compels us to put them on in the first place? How do we know when wearing a mask is serving a purpose and when it’s … Read More


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Paul Gilmartin | A Principled Life (Episode 687)


Paul Gilmartin | A Principled Life (Episode 687)

Paul Gilmartin (@mentalpod) is the host and producer of The Mental Illness Happy Hour Podcast, known for his brutal honesty, authenticity, and transparency. The Cheat Sheet: How addiction works as a frame of mind and what a support group offers an addict on the road to recovery. Why shaming ourselves into becoming better people is a terrible strategy for self improvement. Why someone living a seemingly successful life envied by others might have suicidal thoughts multiple times a day. The ripple effect a traumatic childhood can have on an adult and what can be done to move on. The role … Read More


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Akshay Nanavati | Fearvana (Episode 686)


Akshay Nanavati | Fearvana (Episode 686)

Akshay Nanavati (@fearvanalife) was on the brink of suicide, but overcame drug addiction, alcoholism, and PTSD from fighting in Iraq with the US Marines. He is the author of Fearvana: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear Into Health, Wealth, and Happiness. The Cheat Sheet: Why might a Marine veteran be thankful for falling in with the wrong crowd and dabbling with drugs and alcohol at an early age? What is a worthy struggle, and how can enduring hardship with others be a bonding experience? Why our negative emotions are often our greatest gift. What is second dart syndrome, … Read More


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David DeSteno | Emotional Success (Episode 685)


David DeSteno | Emotional Success (Episode 685)

David DeSteno (@daviddesteno) is a professor of psychology at Northeastern University and author of Emotional Success: The Power of Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride. The Cheat Sheet: Why is delaying gratification so hard and why is it important? Why willpower runs counter to our evolutionary programming and often fails. Why developing prosocial emotions — gratitude, compassion, and pride — is a superior strategy for self control. Why reason is biased and allows us to rationalize giving into temptation. What are the health risks of trying to achieve goals by the force of sheer willpower? And so much more… (Download Episode Here) … Read More


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Celeste Headlee | We Need to Talk (Episode 684)


Celeste Headlee | We Need to Talk (Episode 684)

Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) is the host of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting in Atlanta and has been a host and correspondent for NPR and PRI since 2006. She is the author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter. “The attempt to change somebody’s mind is the death of good conversation.” -Celeste Headlee The Cheat Sheet: Learn why listening in the right way is the key to improving what you have to say. Explore ways to correct the bad advice you’ve picked up about having good conversations. Find out how we can put our cognitive … Read More


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Steve Sims | Making Things Happen (Episode 682)


Steve Sims | Making Things Happen (Episode 682)

Steve Sims (@SteveDSims1) is the CEO and founder of Bluefish, an exclusive, members-only luxury concierge service for VIP and executive clients, and the author of Bluefishing: The Art of Making Things Happen. The Cheat Sheet: What’s the chug test and how can it help us trust our stomachs more than our heads when it comes to character assessment? Find out why knowing how to network well and build relationships will get you further than an unlimited bank account every time. Understand how we can get rid of unhealthy relationships and clients who are driving us crazy. Discover how to screen … Read More


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