This Is Your Life: What Was Big in Season 4 and What’s Coming for Season 5

Thanks for helping to make Season 4 of This Is Your Life a rousing success. We’re taking a breather this week, but Stu McLaren and I will be back next week with Season 5.

Since I started podcasting, This Is Your Life has experienced over 10 million total downloads. And last month was our biggest month ever with 313,720 downloads. That’s a 5 percent gain on June with 297,594 downloads. There’s no way we could have done it without your ongoing interest and enthusiastic support.

Since we’re on hiatus this week, I thought you might enjoy a recap of Season 4’s most-downloaded episodes. Here are the top-five episodes:

  1. Season 4, Episode 6: “Watch Your Mouth
  2. Season 4, Episode 7: “How to Achieve More by Sleeping More
  3. Season 4, Episode 5: “Getting the Most Out of Evernote
  4. Season 4, Episode 10: “The Hidden Dangers of Sitting
  5. Season 4, Episode 11: “Escape Perfectionism Once and for All

And what about Season 5? I’ve got some great shows lined up for you. Here’s just a sample of what’s coming up in the weeks ahead:

  • 3 Life-Changing Benefits You’ll Gain by Getting Outdoors
  • Why a Pessimism Addiction Will Wreck Your Future
  • How to Finally Achieve Work-Life Balance
  • One Simple Change that Will Make You an Awesome Leader
  • 4 Reasons You Should Never Feel Guilty About Making Money

Check back next Wednesday, August 12, when Season 5 gets underway.

Wanted: Money Wiz with Big Vision for the Future

I’m Looking for a Chief Financial Officer. Are You It?

When I left the corporate suite at Thomas Nelson a few years back I wanted to settle into the life of a solopreneur—writing, speaking, and coaching. Instead I built a lean, rapidly expanding multimillion dollar company.


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What I found early on was that as my message resonated, my need for a team grew. There was only one of me, but there were also too many opportunities I couldn’t pass up. Soon a new strategy emerged, I set new goals, and formed a new company.

Now I lead an ambitious team of sixteen people. We’re creating products, launching courses, and business is exceptionally good. We’ve actually doubled our sales every year since I started the company. And that means I need to add another team member—a chief financial officer.

We’re Looking for 3 New Team Members. Are You a Fit?

Great news: I’m looking to fill out my team with three new positions. We’re a fast-growing company with big goals, and I need to fill some key positions to help take us to the next level. Click on the titles below for all the details.

What if you’re not a candidate? Would you mind passing this along to someone you think might be a fit? Thanks for your interest in helping our company grow!

It turns out a large number of Americans have no idea what the Fourth of July is all about. That’s tragic!

Almost thirty years ago today, President Ronald Reagan gave an address for the Fourth of July. Whatever your party or politics, I hope you’ll find it both inspiring and informative.

Which Veterans Would You Like to Thank?

Today is Memorial Day in the United States. For many, this simply means an opportunity to take the day off, relaxing with family and friends. But there’s more to it than that.


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Memorial Day is a day we set aside to commemorate those veterans who have died in the service of our country. It was first enacted to honor those in the Union Army who died in the American Civil War. After the first World War, it was expanded to include American casualties of any war or military action.

The Secret Benefits of Standing While You Sleep

3 Ways You Can Get More from Your Night's Rest

I’ve been talking about the benefits of working at a standup desk for years now. Standing makes you feel happier and more energetic. It also burns more calories.


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I’ve also been a major advocate for getting enough sleep each night. Sleep keeps us sharp and improves our ability to remember, learn, and grow.

Now I’m going to let you in on how I’m taking these two practices to the next level. I recently started standing while sleeping, and the results have been phenomenal.

What I Learned from My 2015 Reader Survey

5 Key Conclusions to Better Serve You

I’ve been doing reader surveys since 2009, and I get excited every time the numbers come in. As far as I’m concerned, a reader survey is the best way to get real, useful, concrete data on the people I want to serve best: you.

Taking notes at the AGM

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Last month I launched my 2015 reader survey. I do a survey almost every year because it helps me gain clarity and improve the content I create. For the past few days, I’ve been pouring over the results.

To my delight, almost thirty-five hundred people participated. I want to share the results with you, along with how I plan to use the feedback to meet your needs and exceed your expectations in the coming year.

Season 2, Episode 12: My Craziest, Most Memorable Christmas Stories [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this twelfth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of my crazy Christmas memories. I can’t believe she got me to share some of these!

My Crazy, Most Memorable Christmas Stories

Spoiler Alert: In case you listen to my podcast with young children around, I blow Santa’s cover during this episode. I reveal how I discovered he is made-up. If this shocking truth might upset your children, please use earphones!

Listen to the Audio

My talented friends at Rainey Media do most of the video production for my team. They catch me at my best—and my worst. Here’s a collection of my best video bloopers from 2014! If you liked these, click here to tweet.

I Thank, Therefore I Am

For some, the word eucharist can be off-putting. It suggests ritual, sacraments, and liturgy. It can seem like the very opposite of a personal relationship with God.

I Thank, Therefore I Am

But eucharist is word that all of us can embrace. It comes from the Greek, eucharisteó, which means “to give thanks.” This behavior should not only be central to the life of every Christian, but it’s also what distinguishes humans from all other created beings.

The Proven Formula I Use to Launch Every New Product

About two years ago I signed up for Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula course. It was pricey—and it was also priceless. It totally revolutionized my marketing.

The Proven Formula I Use to Launch Every New Product

Forbes magazine named Jeff the “$400 million man” because his Product Launch Formula students have made hundreds of millions with his approach.

Based on those numbers, and my own personal experience, whenever Jeff talks, I listen. And now anyone can because Jeff has just released a brand new free video series.