Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and Tedx speaker, joins our show in this special episode of the Elite Man Podcast! In today’s episode Neil talks about developing the correct equation for happiness and constructing the right formula for resiliency. He dives into the often overlooked keys to being happy and content in life and shares with us his own method for obtaining tangible, everyday happiness. Neil goes on to share his 3 best tips for building up your resiliency in life and what he recommends we all do to harness the power of getting back up no matter what comes our way. If you’re wondering how to become happier in life and how to get over any life challenge that knocks you down, check this episode out now!
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In our episode we go over:
- Why Neil was depressed and why his life was on the rocks 10 years back
- Why he began blogging about one happy thing each day and how this helped him get his life back on track
- The power of gratitude and why it can completely change your life
- The flawed belief system we’re indoctrinated into believing at a young age regarding happiness and fulfillment in life
- The correct equation for obtaining happiness
- Why Neil was always into reading and writing and why he still finds solace in books and learning from them
- The number of books he recommends everyone reads every month
- Why reading actually opens up your mirror neurons and develops specific parts of your brain like nothing else
- Why walking in nature can actually make you happy and how it’s actually able to outperform a number of prescription meds
- Meditating and its importance to happiness
- A little dinner game regarding gratitude that Neil plays and that can boost your family’s happiness
- Device-free dinners and the power of getting away from technology
- Having untouchable days where you step away from all the smart phones, TVs, laptops, tablets, and every other technological device that you don’t need for survival
- The fact that we spend almost one third of our day figuring out and planning what we want to do for the day
- Walden and Henry David Thoreau’s incredible work on living a simplistic, minimalistic-type life
- Why you should seek out small ponds in life
- How to become the big fish in small ponds and where to go after this
- Why building up your wins and progressively getting better can make you more equipped to deal with challenges in life
- Making and keeping contracts with yourself and why this helps you build up your resilience muscle
- Why Neil didn’t drink a sip of alcohol as a teenager and during his first few years of college
- Why making contracts takes the stress and energy of decision making away and frees our minds up for life success
- How to keep your contracts
- Doing the little things every single day and making sure you have the essentials for happiness and resiliency in place
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