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    #664: Dr. Kelly Starrett — The Magic of Movement and Mobility, Training for Range of Motion, Breathing for Back Pain, Improving Your Balance, and More

    By focusing on proper breathing mechanics, including diaphragmatic breathing, athletes can improve movement, gain pain relief, recover more quickly, and reduce stress levels, making it a powerful tool for anyone at any fitness level.

    enMarch 30, 2023

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    Kelly Starrett, DPT (@thereadystate) is one of my favorite performance coaches. When I have problems other people can’t solve, I call Kelly. He’s also a treasure trove of one-liners.

    He is, along with his wife Juliet, co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as MobilityWOD in 2008 and has gone on to transform the field of performance therapy and self-care.

    Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world- and national-record-holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, professional ballet dancers, elite military personnel, and more.

    Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run. His new book is Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully, co-written with Juliet Starrett.

    Juliet was the U.S. National Champion in extreme whitewater racing from 1997 to 2000 and World Champion from 1997 to 1998. She returned to the sport in 2018 to become World Champion in the Masters Division.

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    [08:05] Where in the world are Kelly and Tim?

    [13:34] A lesson in how our environment shapes us.

    [19:12] Optimizing vital signs and range of motion as we age.

    [30:31] Walk and fidget more for better sleep and body maintenance.

    [40:37] Balance training: not just for "old" people.

    [50:51] Extending the end range of motion.

    [54:58] The old man shoe-on game.

    [59:50] The airport scanner shoulder test.

    [1:05:55] Simple corrective exercises.

    [1:09:44] Tower of London.

    [1:12:41] Breath as a mobilization device.

    [1:19:13] A reasonable amount of daily protein.

    [1:23:09] 800 grams of fruits and vegetables.

    [1:32:27] Never do nothing. But my something doesn't have to be your something.

    [1:43:23] Cultivating cross-cultural, timeless movement in a busy world.

    [1:53:43] Who is Built To Move for?

    [1:58:54] Parting thoughts.

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    🔑 Key Takeaways

    • Despite extreme temperatures and physical strain, exploring new experiences and pushing through discomfort can lead to unforgettable adventures and personal growth.
    • By modifying behavior and adopting active habits from different cultures, we can improve our body balance and mobility to achieve better health and fitness.
    • Being able to get up and down from the ground without using hands is a crucial indicator of mobility. Practicing this movement helps in increasing mobility choices, minimizing fall risk, and promoting overall health and independence.
    • Prioritizing restoration of range of motion, biomotor output, sleep, nutrition, and decongesting the body through walking can significantly impact overall wellbeing and performance. Tracking and improving sleep and aiming for daily steps can also have a big impact. Set goals and implement these behaviors for optimal health.
    • Adding more steps to your daily routine can improve your physical health, sleep quality, and longevity. Walking also stimulates the lymphatic system, helping to remove waste products and keep your body healthy. Make movement and walking a priority for a healthier lifestyle.
    • Moving your body regularly helps remove waste products and prevent tissue congestion, improving overall mobility and reducing the risk of health issues like DVT. Incorporating movement in daily life leads to healthier tissues that can handle more load.
    • Practicing simple exercises like standing on one foot or using a portable slack line can improve foot strength and balance, leading to better movements and preventing falls or injuries. Skiing can also help diagnose asymmetries and foot pressure, while video review can aid in identifying and fixing imbalances.
    • Focusing on ankle range of motion, working on balance through vestibular training, and spending more time in end range positions can improve movement solutions and reduce the risk of falls as we age.
    • Improve balance by challenging it regularly in day-to-day life. Simple tasks like standing on one leg while putting on socks or bouncing on a mini trampoline can be effective. Consistency is key to avoiding poor balance.
    • Maintaining full range of motion in the shoulders through simple exercises like hanging from a pull-up bar can prevent neck, shoulder, and back injuries while improving overall physical health.
    • Start with slow movements and isometrics to improve overhead mobility and alleviate shoulder pain. Prioritizing and consistently working on thoracic mobility can enhance your ability to participate in activities and prevent orthopedic issues.
    • To improve complex skills, practice the specific position you want to improve in. Include breathing exercises to mobilize and enhance movement, such as the "Tower of London" exercise, to improve thoracic spine and reduce lower back pain.
    • By focusing on proper breathing mechanics, including diaphragmatic breathing, athletes can improve movement, gain pain relief, recover more quickly, and reduce stress levels, making it a powerful tool for anyone at any fitness level.
    • Consuming enough protein and fruits/vegetables is vital for tissue recovery, health, and maintaining a lean body. Try to eat 0.7-1 gram of protein per pound of body weight and aim for 800 grams of fruits/veggies per day to get essential nutrients and fiber. Expand your diet instead of restricting it and prioritize healthy options.
    • Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables - about 6-8 different types - every day can help you maintain a healthy body, provide fiber and micronutrients, and increase your longevity. Even non-organic options are better than none. Try gamifying your intake for long-term success.
    • Regular tissue loading and movement in archetypal shapes can prevent soft tissue injuries and promote longevity. Don't neglect basic exercises and fundamental position shapes as building blocks for more complex movements.
    • Building strength and durability through practical fitness means challenging your body with resistance and progressive loading. Different activities require different types of training, but don't forget about challenging position and shape to improve control and handle metabolic demands.
    • To improve skilled movements under various demands, it is important to train in different styles and shapes. Progressive overload in exercises like squats and engaging in a variety of modalities is necessary for overall fitness.
    • Incorporating hip extension exercises like the couch stretch into your daily routine can help relieve pain and improve overall fitness, especially as we age.
    • The book focuses on finding opportunities to integrate fitness behaviors into everyday life and encourages being durable and useful rather than simply exercising for appearance. Fitness is for everyone, regardless of background.
    • Our bodies need different types of movement for optimal health. By assessing ourselves and incorporating consistency, we can improve our quality of life with patience and support from others.

    📝 Podcast Summary

    Skiing Adventure in Hokkaido with Tim Ferriss and Kelly Starrett

    Tim Ferriss and Kelly Starrett are in Japan for a skiing adventure in the northern island of Hokkaido. They experienced extremely cold temperatures while skinning up the mountain with special touring boots and bindings. The powder on the mountain is unlike anything they have ever seen, and they are enjoying hot springs and cold baths for recovery. Despite aches and pains, they are able to push through and enjoy the adventure. This is Kelly's first trip to Japan, and it ties into the broader conversation that they will be having.

    How Japan's Environment Shapes Healthy Bodies

    In Japan, the environment shapes people's bodies in subtle and unsubtle ways. For example, people take their shoes off at the door and walk around on slippery floors in socks. In hotels and restaurants, people sit on the floor on mats and use squat toilets. These habits create better body balance and mobility that people in the US may struggle with due to their less active lifestyles. The body is simple - use it or lose it. We need to modify our behavior and environment to incorporate these older, more common shapes to improve our overall health and fitness.

    Mastering Ground Mobility for Better Health and Independence

    Being able to get up and down from the ground without using your hands is a vital sign of mobility according to Kelly Starrett, founder of The Ready State. While it doesn't necessarily mean you're an elite athlete or can't function in society, difficulty with this movement can indicate reduced movement choices and increased risk of falls. By working to restore hip mobility and ease of movement, individuals can feel better, be more independent, and reduce their likelihood of ending up in a nursing home. Focusing on durability, such as being able to perform this movement, can contribute to various performance goals and overall healthspan.

    Kelly Starrett on Base Camp Behaviors for High Performance

    Kelly Starrett discusses the importance of base camp behaviors in achieving high performance in sports and in life. Two key behaviors are restoring range of motion and increasing biomotor output (i.e. wattage or poundage). In order to support these behaviors, it is important to also prioritize sleep, proper nutrition, and decongesting the body through walking. These base camp behaviors may not be glamorous or complex, but they can make a significant impact on one's overall wellbeing and performance. Tracking and improving sleep can have a big impact on performance and pain management, and aiming for 6,000-8,000 steps per day can be beneficial for overall health. It is important to set goals for both short-term and long-term health and work towards implementing these base camp behaviors in daily life.

    The Power of Walking: Increase Steps for Better Sleep and Health

    Improving your step count is an easy and effective way to improve your overall health by increasing exercise and stimulating the body's natural sleep pressure. The Western lifestyle often discourages walking and movement, but a minimum of 8,000 steps per day can make a significant difference in your physical health, skin, and sleep quality. Furthermore, walking stimulates the body's lymphatic system, which acts as the body's sewage system, helping to remove waste products and keep the body healthy. By prioritizing movement and walking as part of your daily routine, you can improve your sleep, overall health, and longevity.

    The Importance of Regular Movement for Exercise Recovery

    Moving your body regularly is key to effective recovery after exercise. This can take the form of walking, perching or fidgeting, rather than relying on compression boots or lymphatic massage. By continuing to move, you can help to remove waste products in your system and prevent tissue congestion. Congestion can lead to serious health issues like deep vein thrombosis, which is why doctors recommend ankle pumps and compression boots in hospitals. Additionally, adding balance exercises to your routine can improve your overall mobility and reduce the risk of falls or other injuries. Incorporating movement in your daily life can help you adapt and have healthier tissues that can take more load more often.

    The Importance of Balance Training for Overall Health and Performance

    Balance training is a vital sign of overall health and performance. Being conscious of asymmetries in your body and working on balance can lead to improved movements and prevent falls or injuries. Simple exercises like standing on one foot or using a portable slack line can be incorporated into daily routines to challenge and improve foot strength and balance. Skiing can also be a diagnostic tool for asymmetries and foot pressure. Becoming aware of these imbalances can lead to improved movements in daily life and other activities. Video review can be a useful tool for identifying and correcting imbalances.

    Improving Ankle Range of Motion and Its Impact on Movement Solutions

    Improving ankle range of motion can enhance your reaction time when your base of support is lost. People who rely too heavily on their vision, rather than the vestibular system, are more prone to falls as they age. Spending time in the end range of a position rather than just stretching passively can improve flexibility and strength. Sitting on the floor more often can be a simple way to work on increasing comfort in uncomfortable positions. The brain uses input systems to perceive the world as safe or unsafe and improving these inputs can lead to better movement solutions and options.

    Improving Balance: The Components and Minimum Effective Dose

    Improving balance involves multiple components, including the neural, vestibular, and musculo-coordination factors. The minimum effective dose for improving balance is unclear, but one way to start is by challenging your balance regularly in your day-to-day life. For example, standing on one leg while putting on your socks, bouncing on a mini trampoline, or incorporating balance play into everyday tasks like cooking in the kitchen can improve balance. The important thing is to expose yourself to these balance challenges consistently, as a lack of exposure can result in poor balance even in individuals who regularly exercise.

    Prioritizing Shoulder Mobility for Better Physical Health

    The ability to put your arms over your head is a vital sign for physical health. Many people struggle with this simple movement, which can lead to issues in the neck, shoulder, and back. Yoga classes often incorporate this movement through poses like downward dog, but it's important to focus on maintaining full range of motion in the shoulders on a regular basis. Hanging from a pull-up bar is a simple and effective way to improve shoulder function, and can even be done at home with a broomstick. By prioritizing shoulder mobility, we can improve overall physical health and prevent injury.

    The Importance of Restoring Your Body's Range of Motion

    Kelly Starrett emphasizes the importance of restoring your body's native range of motion, especially in terms of overhead mobility, as it can lead to improved movement and potentially alleviate shoulder pain. To achieve this, he recommends using slower movements or isometrics to create tension without moving the joint or tissues. Starting with simple movements such as grabbing onto a sink and slowly taking deep breaths can help build strength and mobility in the mid-back and end ranges. By prioritizing and consistently working on improving your thoracic mobility, you may improve your ability to participate in activities such as swimming and prevent orthopedic issues.

    Importance of Exposing Yourself to Positions You Want to Improve Upon.

    Kelly Starrett, a physical therapist, emphasizes the importance of exposing yourself to positions that you want to improve upon in order to teach complex skills. For instance, if you want to improve skate skiing, go and try skate skiing first to learn and enhance your skills. Starrett recommends using breathing as a practice because it can help mobilize specific aspects of the movement system and get your thoracic spine to move more effectively. He suggests trying the "Tower of London" exercise where you bend down over your legs, hug them and pop your thoracic to help get the global flexion of your back. Including different types of breathing exercises like frontal and back breathing can also help reduce lower back pain.

    The Importance of Breathing Mechanics for Movement, Pain Relief, and Improved Performance

    Breathing mechanics are crucial for movement, pain relief, and better performance. Kelly Starrett, a mobility specialist, emphasizes diaphragmatic breathing as the core foundation for improving movement choice, pain relief, and better performance. By taking bigger and better breaths, athletes can power more effectively during workouts, strengthen their core, recover quicker, and improve body output. Additionally, the breath can be used as a self-soothing tool to decrease stress levels. Kelly encourages people to focus on the mechanics and not the CO2 tolerance or breath control while finding comfortable positions to breathe in. Ultimately, emphasizing breathing mechanics is a powerful tool for anyone, regardless of dietary habits or fitness levels.

    The Importance of Protein and Fruits/Veggies in a Healthy Diet

    Protein intake is important for tissue recovery, tissue health, and maintaining lean body mass, but many people do not consume enough. A reasonable amount is between 0.7-1 gram per pound body weight. Fruits and vegetables are also important and should be encouraged since they provide micronutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The recommended amount is 800 grams per day, which is achievable by eating a variety of fruits and vegetables, fresh, frozen, or cooked. By expanding diets instead of restricting them, it is easier to maintain a healthy diet and reduce the consumption of unhealthy foods.

    The Power of Eating Fruits and Vegetables for Your Health

    To improve your health, aim to consume around 800 grams of fruits and vegetables per day. Eating a variety of types is key, with six to eight different kinds being optimal. Many people in the U.S. eat only three to four different kinds of fruits and vegetables each year, and increasing intake of these foods is important for sustaining lean muscle mass, getting fiber and micronutrients, and boosting overall longevity. While organic produce may be preferable for some of the "Dirty Dozen" crops with high pesticide exposure, even conventional fruits and vegetables are better than none at all. Gamifying your consumption of fruits and veggies can make the process more enjoyable and sustainable.

    Kelly Starrett's Tips for Tissue Health and Longevity

    Kelly Starrett is obsessed with tissue health and preventing soft tissue injuries as he ages. To maintain tissue health, he focuses on loading his tissues regularly and decongesting them. When assessing fitness, Starrett emphasizes movements that load the body and promote range of motion in key positions, which he calls archetypal shapes. He advises against doing nothing, even if it's just a few pull-ups in the garage, to maintain a durable body. Ultimately, starting with basic exercises will allow for building a foundation that can scale with more complex movements and activities. Fundamental position shapes are key to understanding any movement structure and promoting physicality.

    Practical Fitness: The Importance of Loading and Challenging Position and Shape

    Being strong and durable is important, but it's not necessary to become obsessed with constantly increasing your strength and fitness. Instead, focus on practical fitness - can you do what you need to do? Different sports and activities require different types of training, but one fundamental truth is the importance of loading. This means challenging your body with resistance and progressive loading, which can be done through various exercises like strict gymnastics, barbell training, kettlebells, and strict pushups. Additionally, don't forget about challenging position and shape, as the brain is wired for movement not just musculature. Ultimately, the goal is to have control through all movements and be able to handle metabolic demands.

    Building Competency in Movement through Varied Modalities

    Being stronger is not enough to solve movement problems. To be competent with skilled movements under cardiorespiratory and metabolic demand while carrying real loads, one needs to train in a variety of modalities. Training in different shapes and styles allows one to build transferable skills, leading to flexibility and range of motion in the body. Progressive overload in exercises such as squats can bring about a positive change in life. While high-intensity cardio training such as cycling is time-efficient, it alone is not enough to challenge the body to move differently in the environment. To attain overall fitness, one must engage in a variety of movement training modalities.

    Learn how the couch stretch can improve your body's capacity and movement.

    The couch stretch is a vital and easy exercise that can help improve the capacity and movement of your body. It involves placing one knee in the corner of a wall and extending the other leg into a lunge position while using the wall for support. This exercise can be difficult for many people because they have stiff quads or their brain is protecting them. However, working on hip extension is crucial as it affects movement quality and capacity, especially as we age. By incorporating hip extension exercises like the couch stretch into your daily routine, you can relieve pain and improve overall fitness.

    Overcoming Barriers to Fitness Adherence with Built to Move

    Built to Move is a book that aims to help people overcome barriers to adherence in fitness programs. The authors recognize that simply telling people what to do isn't enough, and instead, they focus on helping readers find the moments in their lives where they can fit in key behaviors. The book is aimed at those who feel left behind by the fitness industry, and it encourages people to focus on being durable and useful in everyday life, rather than simply exercising to look great on Instagram. The authors believe that fitness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their background, and they hope to help readers identify blind spots that may be holding them back from achieving their goals.

    The Importance of Movement Diversity for Health and Well-being

    The key takeaway from this conversation between Tim Ferriss and Kelly Starrett is that our bodies are built to move, and that movement diversity is essential for our health and well-being. By giving people the right tools and means of self-assessment, individuals can identify growth opportunities and create consistency in their movement practice. It takes time, patience, and consistent effort to make changes, but we are not alone in this process. Bringing someone along on this adventure can enhance our chances of success, and ultimately, lead to a better quality of life.

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    #734: In Case You Missed It: March 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #734: In Case You Missed It: March 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

    Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

    This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

    Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, listeners suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

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    Barbara Corcoran: 00:05:10

    Seth Godin: 00:08:11

    Hugh Howey: 00:15:44

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    Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More (#729)

    Barbara Corcoran — How She Turned $1,000 into a $5B+ Empire: PR Stunts, Sales Techniques, Critical Early Wins, Fighting Trump, and Becoming a Real Estate Mogul (#725)

    Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More (#728)

    Hugh Howey, Author of Silo and Wool — A Masterclass on Writing, Unorthodox Self-Publishing, and Living in The AI Age (#726)

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    #733: Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose — Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life

    #733: Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose —  Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life

    This week is officially the podcast’s 10-year anniversary, and there is no better way to commemorate such a wild milestone than with Kevin Rose and a little tequila. As many listeners know, Kevin was my very first guest for episode 1, way back in April 2014. Timestamps for this episode are available below.

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    [07:50] Reasons to celebrate.

    [08:30] How long can this go on?

    [10:15] Mmm…Mmm.

    [11:53] Inflection points.

    [13:00] Interesting over impulse.

    [14:46] Bitcoin ETFs.

    [17:22] PROOF news.

    [18:41] What’s Kevin’s next project?

    [21:15] Don’t DIY your TMS.

    [22:57] The SAINT protocol and accelerated TMS.

    [23:42] Kevin wonders how magnets work.

    [24:27] How accelerated TMS has helped me.

    [28:02] Consumer access to accelerated TMS.

    [31:50] How TMS feels, and other possible uses.

    [32:49] Potential downsides.

    [35:10] How to find out more about accelerated TMS.

    [38:18] How to appear human in social situations.

    [45:20] Jinjer and Sohn.

    [46:24] Android and Gemini.

    [48:41] Content production and future fame.

    [49:58] Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson.

    [52:02] Kevin’s deflated balls.

    [55:49] My single life.

    [59:39] Extending experiential lifespan.

    [1:06:12] This is (Henry Shukman’s) The Way.

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    #732: Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety

    #732: Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety

    Dr. Martha Beck has been called “the best-known life coach in America” by NPR and USA Today. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science and has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles. Her recent book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller.

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    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    #731: Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More

    Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. He is the founder of Reveri, the world's first interactive self-hypnosis app.

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    Timestamps:

    [07:00] How Herbert Spiegel was exposed to hypnosis.

    [10:14] Using hypnosis to cure non-epileptic seizures.

    [11:53] What is a forensic psychiatrist?

    [14:43] How hypnosis works.

    [17:54] Hypnosis and the flow state.

    [21:03] How hypnosis differs from meditation.

    [22:38] Determining one’s susceptibility to hypnosis.

    [27:21] I take the eye-roll test.

    [29:33] Thoughts on EMDR.

    [36:29] Therapeutic psychedelics and ego dissolution.

    [41:05] Potential adverse effects of hypnosis?

    [42:34] Accelerated TMS improves response to hypnosis.

    [44:25] Hypnosis as a tool for stress and pain relief.

    [48:56] David treats my back pain with hypnosis.

    [57:09] Replicating this effect with self-hypnosis.

    [57:57] Understanding the science of pain relief.

    [1:03:18] Filtering the hurt from the pain.

    [1:06:37] For us, not against us.

    [1:09:12] Hypnosis vs. other addiction interventions.

    [1:11:41] A mesmerizing tale of hypnotic history.

    [1:16:10] Most surprising patient outcomes.

    [1:24:53] Finding connection to treat the agitated.

    [1:28:40] Who is Reveri designed for?

    [1:31:15] Hypnosis as a first rather than last resort.

    [1:35:02] Further resources and final thoughts.

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    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    #730: Reed Hastings, Co-Founder of Netflix — How to Cultivate High Performance, The Art of Farming for Dissent, Favorite Failures, and More

    Reed Hastings became executive chairman of Netflix in 2023, after 25 years as CEO. He co-founded Netflix in 1997. Reed is also a majority owner of Powder Mountain. He is currently on the board of several educational organizations including KIPP and Pahara.

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    Timestamps:

    [06:34] Alfred Lee Loomis and Tuxedo Park.

    [07:53] Risk tolerance: nature or nurture?

    [10:56] Cultivating culture that “eats strategy for lunch.”

    [15:41] The logic behind generous severance.

    [17:02] Adapting to Pure chaos.

    [18:44] Reference checking potential hires.

    [20:29] Context vs. control.

    [22:35] Radical candor.

    [24:15] Guardrails for maintaining work/life balance.

    [27:04] Farming for dissent.

    [28:39] Believing in the green crystals.

    [30:54] High-performance team, not family.

    [31:59] The keeper test.

    [32:49] Fire and replace, or replace and fire?

    [33:59] Beyond Entrepreneurship and other recommended reading/viewing.

    [37:46] A favorite failure.

    [40:32] Outstanding leaders.

    [41:10] Reed’s two “religions.”

    [42:19] Powder Mountain.

    [44:44] How Powder Mountain differs from Reed’s other projects.

    [46:24] Powder Mountain’s biggest challenges ahead.

    [47:02] Could Reed ever really retire?

    [47:19] Best investments of time, energy, or money.

    [48:49] How can we improve education in the US?

    [52:48] What class would Reed teach?

    [53:59] Juggling projects without losing focus.

    [55:04] Philanthropy: Why Africa?

    [55:32] Being “big-hearted champions who pick up the trash.”

    [56:28] Reed’s billboard.

    [58:01] Parting thoughts.

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    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    #729: Legendary Actor Scott Glenn — How to Be Super Fit at 85, Lessons from Marlon Brando, How to Pursue Your Purpose, The Art of Serendipity, Stories of Gunslingers, and More

    Scott Glenn’s acting career spans nearly 60 years. His impressive film resume includes performances in Apocalypse Now, Urban Cowboy, The Right Stuff, Silverado, The Hunt for Red October, The Silence of the Lambs, Backdraft, The Virgin Suicides, and The Bourne Ultimatum. This year, Scott will return to HBO to join season 3 of The White Lotus.

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    Timestamps:

    [07:10] Idaho vs. Los Angeles.

    [13:26] Apocalypse Now, self-confidence soon after.

    [17:26] Burt Lancaster’s movie star lessons.

    [23:06] The birth and death of Wes Hightower.

    [32:22] Catching the attention of James Bridges.

    [35:42] Scarlet fever.

    [37:29] From Marine to police reporter.

    [42:12] Berghof Studios and parental advice.

    [50:44] Converting to Judaism.

    [53:36] Lao Tzu: the ultimate mystic?

    [58:16] Letting go with Killer Joe.

    [1:02:53] “Crazy Whitefella Thinking.”

    [1:08:31] Getting out of the way and Erwan Le Corre.

    [1:11:51] Lessons from the “morally phenomenal” Marlon Brando.

    [1:16:26] How Scott’s childhood bout with scarlet fever informed his life’s course.

    [1:19:05] Daily routines and exercises of an in-shape 85-year-old.

    [1:35:12] Securing a serendipitous skill set.

    [1:42:13] Thailand talk.

    [1:46:18] Increasing surface luck.

    [1:47:04] How Scott met and fell in love with his wife.

    [1:53:04] “Just dance.”

    [1:53:46] Mistakenly calling Rudolf Nureyev Russian.

    [1:55:57] Poetry.

    [2:00:01] What Laurence Olivier knew about the value of tenacity.

    [2:01:41] Parting thoughts.

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    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    #728: Seth Godin — Coaching Tim on Overcoming Resistance, Lessons from Isaac Asimov, Writing Secrets After 8,500+ Daily Blog Posts, The Dangers of Authenticity, Practices for Consistency, and Much More

    Seth Godin is the author of 21 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work. Seth’s books include Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. Seth writes one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world, and two of his TED talks are among the most popular of all time. His latest book is The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams

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    Timestamps:

    [06:14] Writing a provocation rather than a prescription.

    [13:08] Divvying up concepts.

    [16:25] Comprehension over complication.

    [18:58] How Seth fulfills a blog post’s purpose.

    [22:28] Claude AI vs. ChatGPT.

    [23:41] How Seth Godin as a Service (SGaaS) maintains consistency.

    [27:23] Simplification over exaggeration.

    [31:56] Working with Isaac Asimov and getting a Clue.

    [36:53] How Seth moves life’s story forward (even when he loves the current chapter).

    [43:28] Why does Seth write?

    [44:59] Is an ounce of prevention worth a pound of sinecure?

    [45:15] Parting thoughts.

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    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

    #727: In Case You Missed It: February 2024 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"

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    Cal Newport — How to Embrace Slow Productivity, Build a Deep Life, Achieve Mastery, and Defend Your Time (#722)

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