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This show is about where personal development meets real life. Ruben Chavez explores a variety of topics with thought leaders, creators, scientists, and other interesting people to bring you different perspectives you can use enrich your mind and improve your life. Ruben Chavez is a writer and personal development philosopher. His Instagram, @ThinkGrowProsper has amassed over 3 million followers. Along with his blog and podcast, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and curious people just like you.

This show is about where personal development meets real life. Ruben Chavez explores a variety of topics with thought leaders, creators, scientists, and other interesting people to bring you different perspectives you can use enrich your mind and improve your life. Ruben Chavez is a writer and personal development philosopher. His Instagram, @ThinkGrowProsper has amassed over 3 million followers. Along with his blog and podcast, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and curious people just like you.
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This show is about where personal development meets real life. Ruben Chavez explores a variety of topics with thought leaders, creators, scientists, and other interesting people to bring you different perspectives you can use enrich your mind and improve your life. Ruben Chavez is a writer and personal development philosopher. His Instagram, @ThinkGrowProsper has amassed over 3 million followers. Along with his blog and podcast, these platforms are his way of inspiring and connecting with thoughtful, creative, and curious people just like you.

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Episodes

39: Dealing With Unworthiness, Fear, and Limiting Beliefs - With Psychologist Rebecca Ray

7/17/2019
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Rebecca Ray is a clinical psychologist, speaker, and author of The Universe Listens to Brave. In this episode we talk about some of the more common issues she sees, including low self-worth, crippling fear, and the underlying limiting beliefs at the root of these cognitive distortions. Her new book, The Art of Self-Kindness is due for release August 2019. You can find the show notes for this episode here: https://thinkgrowprosper.com/blog/rebecca-ray

Duration:01:20:30

38: Master Your Diet, Master Your Life - w/ Daniel Thomas Hind

6/21/2019
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Daniel is the founder of EvolutionEat, a company that helps entrepreneurs and creatives of all types transform their diets and lives by teaching them the skill set and mindset of healthy eating. The topic of proper diet is notably left out of most conversations surrounding personal growth. But the reality is, the food we eat is just as important to living a good life as any self-development strategy or principle. It's definitely been a huge part of my personal journey. FREE MINI-COURSE &...

Duration:01:40:17

37: Dr. Dan Siegel - The Science and Practice of Presence

6/14/2019
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I speak with Dr. Dan Siegel. He is a clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute. Dr. Siegel has written 16 books and multiple New York Times best sellers, including Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation and The Whole Brain Child (two of my favorites). However, most of our conversation covers topics in his new book, Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence. If you feel like some of the things Dr....

Duration:01:53:53

36: Yumi Sakugawa - How to Become Friends With Your Demons

6/6/2019
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I speak with comic book artist and author Yumi Sakugawa. Yumi’s book, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One With The Universe is a gem and has made it onto a couple of my book recommendation lists. A good portion of our conversation is centered around one of the ideas in that book: having cake and tea with your demons. This is a metaphor for the spiritual and psychological principle that, instead of avoiding the dark or undesirable parts of yourself, you should face them. Or, as she says:...

Duration:01:01:35

35: Farokh Sarmad - Networking With Purpose and Integrity

5/17/2019
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Farokh (@farokh) is a social media expert and entrepreneur. He was one of the very first people I connected with when I started my Instagram page (@ThinkGrowProsper) in early 2014. Since then, I’ve watched him build a hugely successful social media-based business, working with a diverse range of big name brands, ranging from L’Oréal to Dom Perignon and many others. One of Farokh’s superpowers he’s cultivated over the years is the power to network effectively. I use the word “network” with...

Duration:01:16:44

34: Daniel DiPiazza - Let Go Of What's Holding You Back

5/3/2019
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Daniel DiPiazza is the founder of Alpha Mentorship, an immersive training and investment platform for the next generation of entrepreneurs, creators and leaders. He also is the best-selling author of the book Rich20Something. Since we met and became friends in 2015, I’ve watched Daniel undergo a massive transformation — not just in his business but in his consciousness. Daniel is currently on a world-wide speaking tour, developing the material for his new book, Wielding Power. In our...

Duration:01:21:15

33: Jonathan Fields - How To Discover The Work You're Here To Do

4/26/2019
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Jonathan Fields is the creator of the world’s first “purpose archetypes” which he calls Sparketypes™. This framework has been used by tens-of-thousands of individuals, as well as companies and institutions to discover purpose and amplify performance. Jonathan is also an award-winning author, serial entrepreneur, and innovator in the field of human potential. He's founded a number of game-changing wellness companies and has led workshops around the world on everything from yoga and...

Duration:01:31:57

32: Practical Strategies for Dealing with Overthinking [Best of the Podcast]

4/19/2019
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In this rebroadcast of one of my most popular episodes, I explore overthinking (and its close cousin, anxiety) from an evolutionary perspective then offer some practical strategies you can apply immediately to help you overcome repetitive, obsessive, non-productive thoughts. See the show notes for this episode here: https://thinkgrowprosper.com/blog/-how-to-stop-overthinking THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: This podcast would not exist without support from our sponsors. I ONLY partner with...

Duration:00:28:55

#31: Austin Kleon - The Art of Being Productively Lazy

4/10/2019
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Austin Kleon is the New York Times best-selling author of Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! -- two of my favorite books on creativity and getting discovered. His new book is Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad. In this episode, I ask Austin about some of the more personal aspects of his work and life. A central theme of our conversation is the importance of play, and why it’s so vital to producing good work. See the show notes for this episode...

Duration:01:13:39

#30: Dr. Rubin Naiman - Rethinking Sleep and Dreams

3/28/2019
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Dr. Rubin Naiman is a clinical psychologist and sleep & dream specialist at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine. In this episode, we discuss: Dr. Naiman’s philosophy on sleep and dream consciousness “Wake-centrism” and the problem with how our culture views sleep The spiritual value of dreaming (and how to dream more) The cultural epidemic of dream deprivation View the show notes for this episode at: https://thinkgrowprosper.com/blog/rubin-naiman

Duration:01:08:59

#29: Making Sense of Self-Development

3/21/2019
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Having been a student of self-development and other related fields for the past 15 years, I’ve been exposed to a massive amount of ideas and information. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the best way to organize it all in order to make sense of it. To that end, I’ve identified three distinct categories into which most life advice/wisdom can be sorted. You can think of these categories as the principles behind the principles. They represent the fundamental ideas behind concepts in...

Duration:00:39:03

#28: Sean McCabe - From Passion Project to Sustainable Business

3/14/2019
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Sean McCabe (@seanwes) is an entrepreneur who has built multiple successful businesses in different niches. He is also the author of Overlap: Start a Business While Working Full Time. In this episode, we talk about the practical path to making a living from your passion. Sean is an extremely disciplined and organized person so I wanted to also pick his brain about the systems he has in place for his business and his life. Whether you are just starting out in business or are an intermediate...

Duration:02:01:20

#27: Ask Me Anything 3

2/27/2019
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My wife, Vanessa and I recorded this episode just hours before she went into labor with our first child. So if it sounds like we are a bit distracted it’s because we are. I will be doing more Q&A episodes in the future where I cover more ground. For now, enjoy this (sometimes rambling) ask-me-anything episode where Vanessa and I discuss the following questions: QUESTIONS ANSWERED - My guru told me I should stop reading books in order to find enlightenment. What are your thoughts on...

Duration:00:37:29

#26: Adam J. Kurtz - Overcoming Perfectionism

2/21/2019
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I speak with artist, author & speaker Adam J. Kurtz (@adamjk) about overcoming perfectionism, being an online creative, and what goes into making good art/content. Adam’s work is rooted in honesty, humor and a little darkness. His latest book, Things Are What You Make of Them, is a handwritten essay collection that digs into the emotional realities of being any type of modern day creative person. This episode is for you if you’ve ever found yourself at the mercy of perfectionism, are a...

Duration:01:22:27

#25: Marie Forleo - The Power of Doing What Excites You

2/14/2019
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Marie Forleo is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is the host of the award-winning show, Marie TV where she helps people create a life and business they love. She is also the creator of the world-class entrepreneurship training program, B-School. You can view the show notes for this episode on my blog here: http://thinkgrowprosper.com/blog/marie-forleo Marie's new book, "Everything is Figureoutable," releases September 10, 2019. You can pre-order it on Amazon...

Duration:01:15:10

#24: Neil Pasricha - How (And Why) To Read More Books

2/7/2019
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I speak with positive psychology researcher and author Neil Pasricha (neil@globalhappiness.org) about how (and why) to read more books. Some topics we cover include: The main difference between reading and other forms of mediaThe importance of fiction and why he reads more of it now than ever beforeHow he got over a “reading slump”Why “different” is better than “better”Why he’s obsessed with the number 1000What’s up with his quirky podcast “3 Books With Neil Pasricha” CONTACT NEIL You can...

Duration:00:50:53

#23: How to Disagree Constructively

12/7/2018
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Disagreeing can be frustrating but there can also be great value in it. When you disagree with someone -- whether it be in a relationship or political discussion -- instead of digging in your heels and blindly defending your position, you can use it as an opportunity to gain a better understanding of a person or viewpoint. Of course, this isn’t easy. In this episode, I discuss four obstacles that keep us from disagreeing constructively, along with several strategies for overcoming them.

Duration:00:34:04

#22: Think Grow Together: A Conversation With My Wife, Vanessa

11/16/2018
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I speak with my wife, Vanessa about a variety of topics including our upcoming transition into parenthood, our mental health, thoughts on creativity, and more.

Duration:01:12:02

#21: 4 Keys to Remembering What You Learn

10/18/2018
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In today's episode, I show you how to remember more of what you learn. In today’s age of information overload, it’s easy to consume tons of information and feel like we’re informed. Ironically, we understand less than ever. There’s too much information coming at us all the time. Because of this, we feel like we know things when the truth is, we couldn’t recall most of it. We may be familiar with material, but we don’t truly understand it. This is what is sometimes called the illusion of...

Duration:00:19:32

#20: How To Be Resilient With Walking Paraplegic Janine Shepherd

9/30/2018
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Janine Shepherd was a cross-country skier training for the Olympics when a utility truck ran her over and crushed her body along with her dreams. She was not expected to live, let alone walk but she did both. Not only did she learn how to walk again, she learned how to fly, earning her pilot's license and becoming a flying instructor in a span of 18 months. Her message: You are NOT your body.

Duration:00:52:29