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How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

Losing weight is not necessarily easy; but it is simple. You don’t need some expensive program, over priced DVDs, or an oversold plan… For the vast majority of us non Olympians, all you need is a simple, trackable, repeatable set of behaviors that you can engage in each and every day. What most people don’t realize is that 70% of […]

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100 Years of Perspective with my 100 Year-Old Grandma for the 100th Episode of The Rory Vaden Show

In celebration of our 100th episode on the Rory Vaden show, we have a special guest: my 100-year-old grandma. Her name is Cornelia May Johns, but she goes by Nanny. Nanny was born on September 13, 1913. Her perspective of the world is outstanding. Considering how rare it is for someone to live for 100 years, Nanny shares why she […]

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5 Life-Saving Lessons from a Navy Seal

One of my favorite and most popular podcasts I’ve ever done was with Navy Seal Joe. If you haven’t listened to that episode you can do that here: Navy Seal Joe Mental Toughness Episode 57 on the Rory Vaden Show. Joe was a Navy Seal for 24 years, went on 11 deployments and 3 combat tours. He is amazing. In […]

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Scott Halford Activate Your Brain Episode 89 on The Rory Vaden Show

Scott Halford, CSP, CPAE is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, an engaging presenter and a long-time consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams. His expansive knowledge in the areas of achievement psychology, which includes brain-based behavioral science, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and the principles of influence add richness and depth to his programs. His workshops and keynotes are filled […]

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Gretchen Rubin, Better Than Before: How to Change Your Habits, Episode 83 on The Rory Vaden Show

Gretchen Rubin is one of the most thought-provoking and influential writers on habits and happiness. Her books The Happiness Project and Happier at Home were both instant New York Times bestsellers, and The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the bestseller list, including at #1. Her books have sold more than two million copies, in 30 languages. Her new book, Better than Before, is about how we change […]

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Dr. Josh Axe Health Tips for Busy Business Executives Episode 75

Dr. Axe is on a mission to transform the health of millions all across America. In 2008 Dr. Axe founded Exodus Health Center and it quickly grew to one of the largest wellness clinics in the United States. As a syndicated radio show host, Dr. Axe has created one of the top natural health websites in the world.  Draxe.com has over 1,000,000 […]

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Why S.M.A.R.T. Goals Aren’t as Smart as You Might Think

A powerful goal is not one that is just clear and identifiable on paper. A powerful goal is one that viscerally compels you when you see it in your mind’s eye. You may have heard that you should set S.M.A.R.T. goals. SMART has become a commonly cited criteria of what makes good goals. From Wikipedia: The November 1981 issue of […]

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Scrap Your New Years Resolution

You are wasting your time if you are making a New Years resolution. New Years resolutions always fail. They fail because they are grounded in the mindset that “I’m going to start this year differently” or “this year I’m going to do things better.” That line of thinking is inherently faulty compared to the psychology of the people who are […]

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The 4 Requirements of Accountability

The reasons New Year’s resolutions don’t work is because of the Law of Diminishing Intent. LODI simply states “our intention to complete an activity is highest the moment we create that intention and then naturally over time our intention slowly starts to fade.” That is why the gym is packed on January 5th with well-intentioned change makers but then it […]

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Pre-Holiday Healthy Head Start program begins today – 8 things to stop doing to start next year’s resolution now!

Thanksgiving is 21 days away. Crazy how fast time goes right?! Last year, here at the Center for the Study of Self-Discipline (CSSD), we did a study on New Year’s Resolutions and found that one in two Americans made a resolution, but that 31% of them stopped following through within the first 30 days! Among the top reasons why is discouragement […]

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Positive Self-Talk and the Power of Affirmations

Recently we analyzed the results of the first 18 months of participants from Southwestern Consulting’s Focused 40 online self-assessment. Some of the most compelling findings to me were around the area of positive self-talk. Out of the 3,542 responses in the survey, here’s some statistics that caught my attention on this topic: –       Only 19% of people […]

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Take the Stairs to the Easy Life

[youtuber youtube=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z0MBo9VZ68′] Contrary to occasional confusion, the “Take the Stairs” philosophy is not about making life as hard as possible. In fact, it’s just the opposite; it’s about making life as easy as possible. The key distinction however, and the premise of “Take the Stairs”, is that the easy life results from doing the hardest parts of things, as soon […]

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30 Days of Discipline – Not B.A.D.D. Contest for a Free iPad® Mini!

Struggling with self-discipline is universal. Our recent study proved that it doesn’t matter how old you are, what your ethnicity is, how much money you make, where you live, what your education level is, or whether or not you have kids – we all struggle with self-discipline. We also know that most people (51%) set specific resolutions and want to improve […]

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Big plans for 2013? Start the Year with a “Mental Detox”

The St. Louis Cardinals’ mental fitness coach explains how to boost your brain’s performance. Plus, new research on making resolutions stick. FORTUNE — Eat too much rich food or overindulge in liquid cheer, and your body will tell you it needs a break — lots of water, lighter fare, and maybe a few good workouts. According to Jason Selk, before […]

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The Better Show: Revive Your Resolution

We’re almost at the one month mark from the day we kicked off our New Year’s resolutions. Some of us are still going strong, while others have started to fall off the bandwagon. Well for those of you who need a little extra kick in the behind, Rory Vaden, author of “Take The Stairs” is here to help. Watch his […]

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Why do we break our New Year’s resolutions? New study reveals the one thing that makes all the difference.

Why do we break our New Year’s resolutions? New study reveals the one thing that makes all the difference. Self-discipline expert and New York Times bestselling author Rory Vaden finds you are three times more likely to keep your resolutions if you stick with it for at least 30 days. NASHVILLE, Tenn., December 27, 2012 – With the New Year […]

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Flat-Tire Freedom: The Truth About Saying Goodbye To Stress

By Rory Vaden If you had a flat tire today driving on the way to work, and someone asked you at dinner later on “How was your day?” you would probably tell him or her about the flat tire, wouldn’t you? Anyone who has ever had a flat tire can tell you it’s not much fun, so your story might […]

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7 Solutions to Sustainable Self-Control

Ahhhh….January. Its that time of year again where we all are optimistic about our resolutions and all that the New Year has in store for us. In the past I’ve spent time focusing on what we can do to increase our self-discipline to make the year great. Just to switch it up this year, I thought I’d provide a couple ideas on the sister of self-discipline, which is self-control.

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