Tag Archives: self-discipline

First Moments, With Jay Harrington – Self-Discipline Part 5 [PODCAST #631]

"Success, happiness, contentment, joy, accomplishment—all of these things hinge on one’s ability to tame the mind. To be conscious and aware. To make our minds our servants not our masters." Jay Harrington, LifeandWhim.com Jay Harrington is an entrepreneur, father, husband and adventurer who went from living the American dream to really living the American dream. He joins us today for fresh perspective on one of our ongoing topics: training the mind. I discovered Jay's great work while researching for our Self-Discipline series, through a blog article called Training the Mind: The Most Important Workout You’ll do in 2019. He opens with a problem: his mind not behaving the the way he would like. I can relate. We discuss several practices ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone (s03e01) – Have Your Cake and Hate Yourself Too

Welcome to Season Three! Andrew and Brett welcome Joel to the conversation. Joel is a long-time School Sucks listener (since 2009), supporter, doer, and contributor (working behind the scenes on an eventual new website). Joel joins TDZ to discuss self-discipline and Steven Pressfield's concept of conquering "resistance with a capital R." Joel's approach to the practice of getting important things done: he encourages looking at meaningful action as a cost-benefit analysis and a cause and effect relationship. This is an alternative to the judgement-filled language of good/bad, should, and must. So how will Joel's method collide with Andrew's advice to "hate yourself into action" ??? No player? Click HERE

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Self-Discipline Month (Part 4) – Automating Self-Discipline, With Zak Slayback [PODCAST #629]

Zak Slayback returns to the Studio of Champ-Yinz to share his insights on the benefits of interpersonal and intra-personal systems of accountability. Zak suggests that when many of us run into different forms of unproductive friction, we should consider a reappearing lack of self-knowledge as the cause. This is not to say that we're all inauthentic frauds constantly living a lie, but many of us do continuously struggle to predict and adapt to internal and external stressors and distractions. So we'll discuss how to reduce this fiction and achieve greater self-discipline without an endless over-exertion of effort. Our Solutions break into three categories: 1. Understanding Context and Environment 2. Proper Scheduling 3. Minding Time-Lines Zak is also presenting on Day ...

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Self-Discipline Month (Part 3) – Lessons From A Year of Personal Transformation [PODCAST #627]

CJ Kilmer joins Brett to share his very impressive story of personal transformation over the last year. CJ had struggled with his weight for 20 years, and in the last nine months he has lost 125 pounds, has taken up martial arts, goes on regular 5+ mile runs, and he continues to make gains in the gym. CJ will go into detail about his holistic hot-rodding approach to this enriching and potentially life-saving transformation. A majority of our conversation deals with resolving inner conflict. We'll walk two paths to do this, both focused on the idea that we are made up of several different, sometimes conflicting, parts of self. The first path is the simpler of the two. Cognitive distortion. ...

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Self-Discipline Month (Part 2) Your Internal Pharmacy…and Meth Lab [PODCAST #626]

In this late-night-into-early-morning monologue I give an accounting of the most valuable take-aways from the so-called "dopamine fast" as they relate to productivity, happiness and self-discipline. Dopamine is just one of several neuro-chemicals playing key roles in our happiness and motivation. I'll discuss some ideas for how to inventory behaviors and achieve better lifestyle and chemical balance. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. TIME SENSITIVE! The special offer for SSP listeners to Attend Day One For $1 ends Monday September 16th at midnight. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! ...

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Self-Discipline Month (Part 1) – Harmonize [PODCAST #625]

Scott Hambrick joins Brett to discuss what self-discipline is and what it isn't. We also contrast the emerging self-discipline leadership industry against true self-discipline leadership. Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Special offer for SSP listeners ends September 10th. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public school and college). Your support keeps the show going and growing, which keeps us ...

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Self-Discipline Month (Introduction) – Dopamine Fast [PODCAST #624]

You struggle with self discipline. How hard should you be on yourself about that? We debate this question and set up the problem and internal conflict that this series will address in the coming weeks. This show features an excerpt from The Discomfort Zone (s02414) "On Purpose." Registration is now open for the first ever UN-IVERSITY virtual event, The Ideas Into Action Summit. It goes live on October 11th, and you can learn more about the presenters, topics and other details HERE. Please Support School Sucks We do cool things! Thanks to your support. School Sucks is one of the longest running liberty-minded podcasts on the web, and the only one completely devoted to the issue of education (versus public ...

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[BONUS] The Discomfort Zone 9 – The Split Personality of Entrepreneurship

Back together in Pittsburgh, Brett and Andrew discuss a book called The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It. The book was written decades ago and last updated at the dawn of the digital revolution, but it contains wisdom still very relevant to us today. The E-Myth describes the self-employed or small business owner as a person who initially tries to play three distinct roles: a technician, a manager, and an entrepreneur. Brett and Andrew evaluate their aptitudes in each area, and discuss strategies for improving.

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[BONUS] Michael Malice On Self-Discipline – Awkward Start Version

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Podcast #559 with ten extra minutes at the beginning. Or click HERE. Michael Malice is an accomplished author, celebrity ghostwriter, Twitter provocateur, podcaster and cable news commentator. He joins me for what begins as a conversation about "health" and fitness practices, but then it evolves into a fascinating exploration of habit and self-discipline. I approached this personal development topic through the lens of fitness because Michael has expressed that the pursuit continues to be a challenge for him. I thought it would be more interesting to discuss a subject where Michael is trying to put the puzzle pieces together, versus one of his areas of expertise (anarchist philosophy, objectivism, North Korea and the New Right). For me, fitness has proven ...

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Michael Malice On Self-Discipline [PODCAST #559]

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Michael Malice is an accomplished author, celebrity ghostwriter, Twitter provocateur, podcaster and cable news commentator. He joins me for what begins as a conversation about "health" and fitness practices, but then it evolves into a fascinating exploration of habit and self-discipline. I approached this personal development topic through the lens of fitness because Michael has expressed that the pursuit continues to be a challenge for him. I thought it would be more interesting to discuss a subject where Michael is trying to put the puzzle pieces together, versus one of his areas of expertise (anarchist philosophy, objectivism, North Korea and the New Right). For me, fitness has proven to be the foundation of a better life, and great teacher for ...

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