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Most of us never learned how to live, not really. That's why we need an instruction manual for life. Join Keith McArthur each Monday on the My Instruction Manual podcast as he explores how we can be happier and healthier, have better relationships, be more organized and more productive and achieve our biggest goals and wildest dreams. The podcast features stories, ideas, and conversations with some of the biggest names in personal development and self improvement. To learn more, go to: https://myinstructionmanual.com/

Most of us never learned how to live, not really. That's why we need an instruction manual for life. Join Keith McArthur each Monday on the My Instruction Manual podcast as he explores how we can be happier and healthier, have better relationships, be more organized and more productive and achieve our biggest goals and wildest dreams. The podcast features stories, ideas, and conversations with some of the biggest names in personal development and self improvement. To learn more, go to: https://myinstructionmanual.com/
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Most of us never learned how to live, not really. That's why we need an instruction manual for life. Join Keith McArthur each Monday on the My Instruction Manual podcast as he explores how we can be happier and healthier, have better relationships, be more organized and more productive and achieve our biggest goals and wildest dreams. The podcast features stories, ideas, and conversations with some of the biggest names in personal development and self improvement. To learn more, go to: https://myinstructionmanual.com/

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Episodes

67: Becoming a Winner by Losing Everything

4/22/2019
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Over the course of a year, Michael Levitt lost his health, his job, his house and his car. Along the way, he found answers about how to live his life better. He joins us this week to talk about his book 369 Days: How to Survive a Year of Worst Case Scenarios. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE Episode 67...

Duration:00:47:30

66: Escape Your Life's Prisons with Melissa Monte

4/8/2019
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Melissa Monte entered her own personal prison when she was sexually assaulted at a party at 15 years of age. She masked the pain with drinking, drugs, bad relationships, and an eating disorder. She didn’t know how to break free. But incredibly, the path for Melissa to escape her demons came when was stuck for a week in a physical jail. Melissa is the creator and host of the excellent Mind Love podcast. She joins us in this episode of the My Instruction Manual podcast to outline the steps...

Duration:00:48:38

65: In Praise of Sisters with Daisy Buchanan

3/25/2019
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Two years ago, my kidneys were failing. Luckily for me, I have two amazing sisters who were both ready and willing to donate a kidney to me. My sister Fiona was the first to go through the extensive testing process, but she wasn’t a good match. Next, my sister Stephanie get tested and doctors gave the thumb up. I am so grateful that Fiona and Stephanie were both willing to do this for me. This episode is all about sisters, and I dedicate it to them. Our featured guest is Daisy Buchanan....

Duration:02:15:42

64: The Power of Priorities with Laura Vanderkam

3/11/2019
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Laura Vanderkam, author of Off the Clock, talks about her new fable/novel Juliet's School of Possibilities. And host Keith McArthur puts fitness contributor Kathleen Trotter on the hot seat with a series of rapid-fire questions. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE Episode 64 Show Notes [00:00] Welcome and...

Duration:00:46:20

63: 10 Secrets to a Better Life

2/25/2019
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We all want to live better lives. In this special episode, host Keith McArthur brings back 10 of his favorite guests and asks them to share the most important life lesson they've ever learned. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE Episode 63 Show Notes [00:00] Welcome and Intro [1:35] Cait Flanders: Don't...

Duration:01:28:26

62: The Year of Less with Cait Flanders

2/18/2019
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Cait Flanders gave up shopping (and take out coffee) for a year. It turned out to be the most difficult year of her life - and not for the reasons you'd expect. Cait Flanders is the author of The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More than Anything You Can Buy in a Store. She joins us today to talk about her shopping ban, and the important life lessons she learned along the way. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts...

Duration:00:28:25

61: Your Fittest Future Self with Kathleen Trotter

2/11/2019
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Fitness is about more than exercise. It's also about nutrition and mindset according to Kathleen Trotter, author of the new book Your Fittest Future Self. She joins us in this episode to talk all things health. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE Episode 61 Show Notes [00:00] Welcome and Intro [2:00]...

Duration:02:33:46

60: The Science of Goal Setting with Hengchen Dai

2/4/2019
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Why do we set resolutions at New Year's? Scientists have uncovered a psychological phenomenon known as the Fresh Start Effect. It's the idea that big events like the start of the year, the first day of school, or a milestone birthday encourage us to make positive changes in our lives. One reason? These so-called temporal landmarks allow us to relegate mistakes to a past imperfect version of ourselves, and imagine a better version beginning with the temporal landmark. In this episode, we're...

Duration:00:34:31

59: Does Willpower Work? With Michael Inzlicht

1/28/2019
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What exactly is willpower and how do we get more of it? Willpower researcher Michael Inzlicht joins host Keith McArthur to talk about his research into self-control, and why the best way to master willpower might be to avoid having to rely on it. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE Episode 59 Show...

Duration:01:26:31

58: How to Lose More Than 200 Pounds with Mark Hamade

1/21/2019
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This week's guest set a resolution to lose weight. And he did - more than 200 pounds. And dropped his waist size from 58 to size 30. Mark Hamade is also fitness enthusiast, an entrepreneur, a business coach, a Lebanese immigrant, a former Marine, and a cancer survivor. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE...

Duration:00:40:24

57: How to Quit a Bad Habit with Christine Hamilton

1/14/2019
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Christine Hamilton took her first puff at age 13, and was a pack-a-day smoker by the time she was 17. Some family members warned her about the dangers of smoking, but Christine responded with the language she’d picked up from the relatives who smoked: “We all gotta die from something.” By the time she married a non-smoker, however, reasons to quit were starting to pile up. In this episode, Christine talks about the steps she took to quit smoking once and for all. And nutrition contributor...

Duration:03:44:40

56: Don't Let Your Inner Critic Kill Your Dreams with Andrea Owen

1/7/2019
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If you're going to achieve your biggest goals and wildest dreams, you need to believe in them. And you need to believe in yourself. But we all have an inner critic that tries to sabotage our success. In this episode, author and life coach Andrea Owen joins us to talk about how to prevent our inner critic from killing our dreams. And author and fitness trainer Kathleen Trotter joins us to talk about whether rest days as part of a fitness routine are a bad idea or a good excuse. Feedback /...

Duration:01:06:14

55: New Year. New You.

12/31/2018
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Is New Year's the best time to set resolutions? Why are most resolutions health and fitness related? How do we ensure we're successful with resolutions? We answer these questions and more in this special New Year's edition of the My Instruction Manual podcast. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book ClubPinterestInstagramYouTube18 Steps to Own Your Lifeby clicking HEREHERE Episode 55...

Duration:00:18:06

54: 19 Ways to Keep Your Resolutions in 2019

12/24/2018
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I've always loved year-end countdowns. Somewhere in my basement, I have a still have a set of cassette tapes I recorded with the top 84 songs of 1984 from a local Toronto radio station. It includes Madonna, Van Halen, and songs from Footloose. So in the final days of this year, I bring you my own countdown: The top 19 ways to achieve your New Year’s resolutions in 2019. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts...

Duration:00:32:56

53: Winning Resolutions

12/17/2018
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If you want to keep your resolutions, you need to start by setting them right. In this excerpt from his new book Winning Resolutions, Keith McArthur explains the 6Ps of setting resolutions. They need to be precise, proximal, practical, positive, peaceful, and promised. Later in the episode, Keith chats with nutrition contributor Michelle Jaelin. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts SpotifyMyInstructionManual.comkeith@myinstructionmanual.com@KeithMcArthurFacebookSelf-Help Book...

Duration:00:17:14

52: How to Lose a Bunch of Weight with Brian Tao

12/10/2018
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Is your resolution to lose some weight in the new year? Resolutions related to fitness and weight loss are the most commonly set. In this episode, we continue our series on winning resolutions with an interview with Brian Tao. He set a resolution one year ago to lose enough weight to go from obese to healthy. Brian shares the steps he's taking to achieve his resolution, how he still eats whatever he wants, and why he weighs himself several times each day. Feedback / Connect: Apple Podcasts...

Duration:00:34:44

51: Gretchen Rubin Returns

12/3/2018
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Gretchen Rubin is back! In this episode we talk about why it's important to know if you're a moderator or an abstainer when it comes to setting habits and resolutions. Gretchen also reveals her own personal instruction manual for life - the Gretchen Rubin recipe for success. I ask her to reveal her guilty pleasure, and how she wants the world to remember her when she's gone. Later, we're joined by mindfulness expert Joelle Anderson. I ask her why meditation isn't more relaxing. Feedback /...

Duration:00:29:12

50: Gretchen Rubin

11/26/2018
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Gretchen Rubin is one of the biggest names in self-help, but she's also special to me on a personal level. After my little sister gave me a second chance at life last year, I read everything I could get my hands on about how to be happier and healthier. One of the first books I read --- and the one that made the biggest impact on me --- was Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project. Over the past few months, I’ve been getting to know Gretchen’s work in even more detail as I researched...

Duration:00:44:18

49: How to Get Out of Debt with Allison Baggerly

11/19/2018
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When Allison Baggerly and her husband learned she was pregnant, it was a surprise blessing. It was also super-stressful. Over a hundred thousand dollars in debt, they didn’t now how they were going to be able to afford daycare and other baby expenses. Allison's story is featured in the upcoming book Winning Resolutions. She joins us today to share how she accomplished her biggest goal. Later in the episode, mindfulness contributor Joelle Anderson takes listeners through a guided...

Duration:00:31:55

48: How to Run a Marathon with Flo Evans

11/12/2018
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Flo Evans has always dreamed of running the New York City Marathon. But she worried she was too out of shape and overweight to ever achieve her goal. When she turned 40, she set a resolution to make finally make her dream a reality. She joins us this week to talk about the steps she took to make it happen. Flo's story is profiled in the book Winning Resolutions, which will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 11. In this episode, host Keith McArthur speaks also with nutrition contributor Michelle...

Duration:00:39:56