[book club] Ep. 3 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapter 6 – “The Cake is a Lie”

via IFTTT On Monday over on Instagram, I discussed Chapter 6 of "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal. (recorded live and aired first on #IGTV - July 23, 2018) Highlights: - dopamine gives us the promise of relief/reward, not an actual reward - we use what will make us feel bad later in order to… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 3 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapter 6 – “The Cake is a Lie”

[book club] Ep. 2.5 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapters 4 & 5 – “License to Sin”

via IFTTT On Thursday over on Instagram, I discussed Chapters 4 and 5 of "The Willpower Instinct" by Kelly McGonigal. (recorded live and aired first on #IGTV - July 19, 2018) Highlights: - dopamine is misunderstood (desire, not pleasure) - desire feels good (sometimes better than the reward) - desire causes stress (that's part of… Continue reading [book club] Ep. 2.5 – The Willpower Instinct, Chapters 4 & 5 – “License to Sin”

[podcast] Ep. 2 – Words Words Words, Part 2 – “Self-talk”

https://www.youtube.com/embed/_81svJZWZF4 I hung out with Jenny Ward to talk about labels, self-talk, and mantras. In part 2 of 3, our conversation focuses first on "self-talk." Highlights: - Self-talk is essentially labels on a loop in our heads. - Self-talk can be positive or negative. - We are responsible for our self-talk. Hi, my name is… Continue reading [podcast] Ep. 2 – Words Words Words, Part 2 – “Self-talk”

New Podcast!!!

https://youtu.be/34WvXBd_9KQ I hung out with Jenny Ward to talk about labels, self-talk, and mantras. In part 1 of 3, our conversation focuses first on "labels." Highlights: - Labels are initially given to us, but eventually we make and apply our own. - Labels are convenient but shallow. - Labels can transfer and morph as our… Continue reading New Podcast!!!

Book Club – Ep. 2 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 3)

IGTV Hello, fellow peoples of the interwebs! Welcome to Episode 2 of the “Life Coaching with Ryan” Book Club! The Willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal -- Chapter 3 What I discuss in this episode: Chapter 3 theme -- Willpower as Reservoir and Muscle Using willpower in one area makes it more challenging to use it… Continue reading Book Club – Ep. 2 (Willpower Instinct, Ch. 3)