11 Essential Life Lessons

There are 11 not-so-common, yet very essential life lessons that are the key to a happy and successful life. In this episode of the Make Life Epic Podcast I talk about the lessons, their application and give you some examples from my own life.

My examples are either awesome (Success, I heeded the lesson!) or massive failures (I completely disregarded the lesson).  Either way I hope you learn from my examples or at least get a laugh out of them.  Trust me, my failures have been pretty amusing including dating a lesbian for 2 years when I lived in LA, convinced I could make her become attracted to me (embarrassing exercise in futility). That's just one of many, so enjoy..

In short the lessons are:

Lesson 1: Take Chances - Your level of success is directly related to the calculated risks/chances you take.

Lesson 2: Don’t be oblivious - Be aware of what’s going on around you, you do not live in a vacuum.

Lesson 3: Choose success over perfection - With success as a goal you’ll be more effective and happier

Lesson 4: Lighten Up - For a happy life don’t take anything too seriously, especially yourself.

Lesson 5: Buck Convention - Do not be afraid to go against the grain - the best people in history always have

Lesson 6: Choose to inspire - You will get your way more often if you inspire people rather than threaten them

Lesson 7: Put time limits on bad stuff - You can grind through just about anything if there is an end in sight

Lesson 8: Being scared is ok but don’t be intimidated - Fear is a natural emotion, intimidation is something someone does to you, usually a bully

Lesson 9: Embrace your crazy - Get used to being weird, we all are

Lesson 10: Shut up around experts - When someone is around who is smarter/more knowledge than you be quiet

Lesson 11: Believe in your ability to do awesome, totally epic stuff - Your belief in yourself will carry you further than anything else.

Links/People Mentioned in the show:

  1. HeroUpTheBook.com
  2. Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, CA