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Become More Fluent in English, and Life Feel Good English is personal development for English learners. Become more fluent in English, and life, from inspiring and entertaining lessons based on the best non-fiction books, Ted Talks, and fun interviews. Download transcripts and learn more at

Become More Fluent in English, and Life Feel Good English is personal development for English learners. Become more fluent in English, and life, from inspiring and entertaining lessons based on the best non-fiction books, Ted Talks, and fun interviews. Download transcripts and learn more at
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Become More Fluent in English, and Life Feel Good English is personal development for English learners. Become more fluent in English, and life, from inspiring and entertaining lessons based on the best non-fiction books, Ted Talks, and fun interviews. Download transcripts and learn more at




#114 Biggest Lessons of 2017 - Part 1

Get the transcript at I have a lesson for you today that will be good for speaking practice. I want you to speak today, either out loud so people think you talk to yourself like a crazy person, or in your head, so you can create voices in your head that speak English. So you’ll either be crazy and talk to yourself or you’ll have voices in your English that speak English. Got it? It’s almost the end of the year, so I wanted to do a bit of a yearly review. Review...

Duration: 00:22:00

#113 Lindsay McMahon - Perfection is the Enemy

Get the transcript at Today I have something special for you. Well, I guess it’s always special, right? But today is extra special. It’s not going to be just me on the show, I brought someone else on the show to talk about life-changing topics. Lindsay McMahon from AllEarsEnglish will be on the show today, talking about the main premise behind her very popular show The AllEarsEnligsh podcast, the importance of connection, not perfection. More specifically, what...

Duration: 00:29:55

#112 How Stress Can Make you Stronger - "Antifragile"

Get the premium lesson at I’m going to talk about a concept today, a pretty complicated one. A concept that’ll stretch your mind, make you think, possibly make your mind stronger. And speaking of stronger, let’s first talk about muscles. How do we build muscle at the gym? I mean, how do we really build muscle? By going to the gym and lifting a light amount of weight, many many times? Or by pushing your muscles beyond their limit? Beyond what they’re used to,...

Duration: 00:25:55

#111 WHY! -"Start with Why" by Simon Sinek

Get the premium lesson at Today we’re going to talk about a Ted Talk. Well, and a book. We are going to discover the reason why some people and some companies are so influential. We often think that if someone tells you exactly what they can do for you and how they do it then we’ll be convinced. But it’s actually not the case. If you want people to follow you, it’s important to know that they won’t care much about what you do, but why you do what you do. It’s...

Duration: 00:23:01

#110 How to Deal with People - "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie

Get the Premium lesson at in today’s episode, I am going to teach you how to deal with people, well how to deal with people better. I’m going to pull lessons from the very popular and classic book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie. Since “How to Win Friends & Influence People” was published in 1936, it has sold millions and millions of copies. The advice contained in the book is deceptively simple, but remains as effective as ever....

Duration: 00:21:37

#109 Finding the Courage to Connect With Others

Get the premium lesson for this at Today I have an episode based on two words. That’s it, two English words. But these two words affect our lives so much. One of these words is responsible for our loneliness, depression, our feelings of never having enough. It causes hate, and fights, and divorce. It makes us want to put our heads in the sand. And the other word is the solution to the first word. The second word makes us feel more connected to others, more...

Duration: 00:24:47

#108 Resiting Personal Growth - My Story

Get the premium lesson at Today I’m going to get a bit personal. I’m going to tell you something that recently happened in my life that could have ended pretty terribly, but instead, the situation turned into a huge life-lesson for me! Thank God. I recently had a realization that ended months of conflict that I was dealing with. Yes, I too suffer at times, and there is nothing wrong with that. Suffering can show exactly where we need to change. And what...

Duration: 00:20:57

#107 Loving Your Limits - A Ted Talk with Amy Purdy

Go premium at We as humans love the stories of incredible successes. Stories of people doing things that seem impossible. But I got to thinking, “you know when something terrible happens to someone, this person becomes limited to just what’s in front of them. Their options have been taken away from them. And it seems that it’s exactly because their life becomes limited that their life is transformed. It’s as if going through something traumatic is the...

Duration: 00:14:45

#106 Goals are for Losers - "How to Fail at Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams

Get the premium lessons at In January, with a pen, paper, and a lot of motivation, I plan out my whole year and what I want to see happen. Well, you know what, my year hasn’t ever really fallen nicely in line with my goals. Can you believe that? Things change. Goals change. Life happens. Opportunities you weren’t expecting come into your life, and often opportunities you were expecting don’t come. It can be frustrating. But there’s gotta be a better way! And I...

Duration: 00:27:25

#102 Advanced grammar lesson: used to vs. to be used to

More Let me help you correct some of the most common advanced grammar mistakes. There are two different phrases that often get mixed up. One is easy, and one is complex. But even the easy one needs to be explained, and the complex one, well, that one too. The first is about past habits, or something that existed or was true in the past, but doesn’t exist or isn’t true anymore. The second is about a feeling you have about something. A – past habit or truth B – a...

Duration: 00:11:22

#101 The Smallest Decisions Matter Most: "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy

Get the transcript at Does it ever feel like you give up pretty quickly after deciding to do something positive for your life? You want to make a big change or add a big skill to start strong but only a few days or sometimes a few weeks later you give up, and we feel bad when this happens. Or do you constantly notice yourself doing things that you know aren't good for you, aren't healthy, aren't positive, aren't helping you get closer to the life that you ideally...

Duration: 00:21:07

#100 - #100!!!

Get the transcript at Learn some behind-the-scenes info about the podcast after 100 episodes. I'll share some listener numbers, how the podcast has changed, and what's coming in the future.

Duration: 00:24:43

#099 - The Secret Ingredient - A TED TALK on Passion and Perseverance

Get the transcript at Today we are going to talk about a video, a TED Talk called The power of passion and perseverance, by professor and author Angela Lee Duckworth. And in this talk, she talks about a characteristic, a very important, a vital characteristic that successful people have. It’s not how smart you are, it’s not how good you look, it’s something else and I’m going to talk about that in this TED Talk today. We can't let our feelings of failure stop us...

Duration: 00:15:11

Badass BUSINESS ENGLISH with - Interviewing Henry Blue

Check out Spoken at Want business English lessons in your pocket, all day long? Well, that might sound like trouble, but it's not! is a very innovative and effective way to improve your business English. Use your messaging app, like Whatsapp or WeChat, to learn the necessary business jargon and impressive sounding vocabulary, and get your own native English speaking Business English coach. What more do you need?

Duration: 00:13:28

#096 - Sleeping with Someone Else "Sex at Dawn" by Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jethá

Get the transcript at I’m going to talk about some fascinating concepts from a book and we're going to go more into the evolution of human sexual behavior in an attempt to understand why we deal with sex the way that we do. Some questions that will be answered are things like are we naturally monogamous? Monogamy, monogamous, is an important word in this episode. Monogamous means having one partner only. The book answers the question, are monogamous relationships...

Duration: 00:13:33

#095 - Why You are You "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind"

Get the transcript at Today we're going to talk about history, something I don't do very often here on the Feel Good English podcast, but this book that I’ve recently read is very interesting and I wanted to share something different with you, very interesting ideas on the history of humans, going all the way back three hundred thousand years, three hundred thousand years. I'm going to talk about five main changes, transitions that happened during our evolution...

Duration: 00:13:06

#094 - Language Hacks that Work "Fluent Forever" by Gabriel Wyner

Get the transcript at If you are listening to this, it’s very likely you have learned a foreign language which is English; good for you, great job by the way. And maybe you have tried or you are considering learning another foreign language. This book has some very valuable advice and strategies on how to do that. And don't forget, and I talk about this a lot, I believe everyone learns a foreign language differently and at least they have their own preference on...

Duration: 00:14:08

#093 - Nice Guys Finish First "Give and Take" by Adam Grant

Get the transcript at Today I'm going to give you a few ideas on a book called "Give and Take. Why helping others drives our success." This book is by Adam Grant, who is a professor at a very prestigious business school. And in this book, the author argues that success depends on how we approach our interactions with others. So how we approach others, how we deal with other people is very, very important.

Duration: 00:12:07

#091- How to Live A Calm Life "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle

Get the transcript at Today’s book I am going to talk about is kind of a special one for me. Why? Because it’s one of the first books that I can remember that really got me thinking a lot more about how to deal with the everyday stresses and struggles of life. I first read this book in college, I was probably around twenty years old, and it was very impactful. And when I first read it, it brought completely new ideas to me, I tried them out, I experimented with...

Duration: 00:13:56

#090 - Why We Make Stupid Decisions. "Driven" by Paul Lawrence and Nitin Nohria

Go deeper at There are four core human drives (motivations) that form how people think and behave. Understanding these core drives helps us to understand what people want, as well as provides us with information on how to help others with services that meet these wants through business. Satisfy all these wants = a great business idea! Learn about these four basic drives and how they affect our behavior, and apply these lessons to your English learning in this...

Duration: 00:13:39

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