55. Solo Episode #4: Daily Driver

So as I prepared for this solo cast I thought, what could I share that might be of value to you? I want to do two things: 1) I want to share with you a story about my six year old daughter, and 2) I want to invite you to really think about your own routine. Is your routine supporting you?

As a coach I have seen (I’ve seen in my own life as well), that all human behavior is a series of patterns. Maybe today is an opportunity to really look at that and consciously map out what your ideal day would look like. If there was a single day that you could live, day in and day out, what kind of day would it be?

I often think about how remarkable it is that you can change your entire life with a single decision.

00:01:49 – Right hand vs. Left hand
00:05:44 – Life as a race track
00:17:57 – My routine


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54. Solo Episode #3: Paths & Pivots

Today I want to share with you, in case it’s useful to you, a bit about my journey to creating the Life’s Best Practices Breakthrough Coaching Program. I suspect that you also have something you want to create or something you’re in the middle of creating and you might be wondering, is it worth it?

You have a gift, something that you want to share. We all have gifts and talents, but how can you share that with others in a way that’s ultimately fulfilling? At one point in my life I wanted to write and see produced my own screenplay. I travelled far down that path and in this episode I share that my desire to improve people’s lives, inspire them, and have fun in the process, was found through coaching – my entrepreneurial pivot.

Enjoy this episode and if you have topics that you think might be useful to explore on this show, I invite you to email me at bryan@goodliving.com.

00:01:00 – If you’re an entrepreneur
00:01:51 – I committed my life…to a screenplay
00:04:29 – Life’s Best Practices
00:05:28 – Your library card
00:11:15 – I love when others grow


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53. Solo Episode #2: Becoming Brilliant

Welcome to the School for Good Living podcast. This is the 2nd solo episode this month and it’s just you, me, and my producer Dallan.

Today I open up about my own struggles with identity and how a sweat lodge experience in New Mexico helped me clarify the constant questions – Who am I? What do I want? Why am I here? Challenging questions that we carry most of our lives but rarely get the opportunity to dedicate our awareness to.

There is this idea that any one of us is so much more than anything we could possibly use to describe ourselves, including our name. I love this saying, that we are more like rivers than statues. Because no matter what, life is in this constant dynamic flow and I want to share with you one small story on how I didn’t become Bryan Banana.

Enjoy this episode and if you have topics that you think might be useful to explore on this show, I invite you to email me at bryan@goodliving.com.

00:01:27 – What a man can be
00:02:56 – Blessed or cursed
00:07:31 – The challenge is not finding the answers
00:010:03 – Bryan Banana
00:13:46 – What is it you ultimately want to be?


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52. Solo Episode #1: Exploring Good Living

Hello my friends, it’s Bryan here. This month I’ve chosen to focus on our relationship and explore what it means to be a listener. Sitting in a sound booth, I have no idea where this podcast goes, who receives it, or what impact it might have. I might not know you, I might’ve met you before, or you might be my best friend. I want to build this relationship a little further by sharing with you a little bit about me and about the School for Good Living – what it is, why it exists, and what it could do for you.

If you have topics that you think might be useful to explore on this show, I invite you to email me at bryan@goodliving.com.

00:03:42 – Figure out and find your voice
00:06:25 – I enjoy serving people
00:08:11 – Larry H. Miller Group
00:11:16 – Help make a world work for everyone
00:14:38 – A coach for everyone, everyone a coach

Marshall Goldsmith
Larry H. Miller Group
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51. Carl Honoré: In Praise of Slowness

Hello my friends today, my guest is Carl Honore, author of a book called In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed.

Carl’s book came to me at the perfect time in my life. He was interested to explore and answer two questions. Number one – how did we get so fast, and two – is it possible or even desirable to slow down? Carl is an award winning writer, broadcaster, and TEDTalk speaker. He’s considered the voice of the global slow movement and talks about how to thrive in a fast world by slowing down. His TED talk on this same subject has been viewed more than 3 million times.

In his TED talk, he talks about bad slow versus good slow. The idea of time sickness and time exits, how we can get more out of time, slow time down. He talks about our tendency to race through life instead of truly living it.He spent a decade working as a journalist before really diving in to this slow movement thing.

He points out that we used to dial, now we speed dial. We used to read, now we speed read. We used to walk, now we speed walk, and we used to date, and now we speed date. He has explored what some people call the international slow movement, and he makes the point that when we slow down (at the right moments) that ultimately we’re able to do everything better. I hope you enjoy and benefit from this interview with Carl Honore. Thanks so much for listening.

00:03:58 – What’s life about?
00:13:58 – Time Sickness
00:36:38 – Eigenzeit & Tempo giusto
00:41:41 – The Lightning Round
00:51:00 – Writing lesson

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
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In Praise of Slowness: Changing the Cult of Speed
TedTalk: Carl Honoré – In Praise of Slowness