How To Feel Better About Yourself Almost Immediately

(*This podcast was recorded during the 2016 holiday season but released in January 2017 due to a technical snafu.  That said, the lessons we talk about apply even after the holidays.)

We are all filled with self-doubt. Sometimes it’s an occasional thing and sometimes it’s a constant in our lives. And that sucks.

Today’s episode deals with self-doubt and the penchant we have as human beings to be critical of ourselves and how to combat it.

It’s clear that confidence is one of the single biggest predicators of happiness and success in our lives. The more confident we are, the more successful & happier we usually are.

And if you want to learn how to build confidence you have to get self-doubt out of your life.

In this episode I talk about a fascinating thing that happened to me at crossfit and how one person was able to change my perspective and stop my negative self-talk in it’s tracks.

You’ll also hear some tips about surviving the holidays which can be applied any time of the year.

Links from the show:

Unni Notebook - this is the one i use now and love it. Great paper, soft cover, ink doesn't bleed through.  If you’re a notebook geek like me this puppy is awesome

Tools of Titans - I’ve highlighted or outlined so much of Tim Ferris’ new book it looks like my 9th grade history book. UNLIKE my 9th grade history book, this book is packed with tons of advice and tips that make it well worth the read.  The Schwarzenegger and Dilbert Comic parts are fantastic.

Daily Rituals - Ever write a best seller naked on top of refrigerator? Tom Wolfe has. Jean-Paul Satre drank a quart of wine a day and paired it with coffee and handfuls of barbiturates to help him write.  This book is laugh out loud funny and overall astonishing.  If you think you’re weird in any way, pick this book up.  You will not be disappointed.

Crossfit Society - This is the crossfit place I’ve been going to for the last 2 years.  Lots of lessons learned, lots of great friendships made. If you’re anywhere in SoCal it’s worth checking out.

Jim Simcoe