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Maximize Your Mondays!

Mindset Monday was created to cut through the fog of your weekend each and every Monday. Monday is not something you should dread. Monday should be used as a new beginning, to try new things and strive for improvement. 

Each week Austin provides seemingly simple yet impact Evidence Based tactics, tools, and techniques you can implement in your own life. Each week we focus on two specific action items. In the morning Austin provides an overview of each topic and how you can begin to utilize each in your life starting today. Then, at the end of the day Mindset Monday will provide you with the long form raw materials to really dig in and take your new tools to the next level. 

Examples of topics include how to negotiate like a FBI Hostage Negotiator, how to influence like a secret agent, overcoming your fears from an astronaut who went blind in space and much more!

Subscribe to get all the goods plus some bonus materials and check out our past episodes! You can get in touch with Austin directly with your ideas, thoughts, topic suggestions and more by emailing 

Episode 4 - Your Guide To Public Speaking, Presenting, and More!

In this episode we reveal some of the most effective ways to combat your nerves when the spotlight is on you! We Use these methods to calm your nerves, remain cool (literally), and speak with authority and composure whether it’s on a stage or in a meeting.

Many of these tips come from the work of Matt Abrahams. Matt is a Professor of Strategic Communication for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He is also the author of the book Speaking Up Without Freaking Out.

Some of the main takeaways from this week’s episode include…

  • The real root of our anxieties when speaking in front of groups.

  • How to deal with the symptoms of nervousness and anxiety in seconds so no one notices.

  • Why we sweat and blush when we are nervous.

  • The origins of “cold feet” when we get nervous.

  • How to stay cool, maintain blood flow, and maximize awareness even when we are nervous and our minds scream for us to flee.

  • The top ten most common mistakes people make when they are public speaking.

If you’d interested in learning more, be sure to sign up for our email list above to get even more details and resources each week. You can also check out some additional resources below.

[TED Talk] - Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

[BOOK] - Speaking Up Without Freaking Out

Episode 3 - The Science of Luck

Luck is a topic that has fascinated researchers for years. Are some people just born luckier than others or is there something we can do to maximize our luck?

Luckily, (pun intended), research has shown that you in fact take steps to maximize your luck. The most well known researcher to tackle the topic of luck is Dr. Richard Wiseman. Dr. Wiseman is a best-selling author and a Professor of the Public Understanding of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom. He is also the creator of the Quirkology YouTube Channel, which we highly recommend. 

Dr. Wiseman conducted a now famous group of studies which focused on answering the question. Can we create our own luck? Listen to hear some of the crazy stories from these studies and finally learn how to create your own luck!

Episode 2 - The Perfect Night's Sleep - Your Science Based Guide

You will spend nearly a third of your entire life sleeping. Don’t be fooled into thinking that is time wasted. Sleep is one of the most important keys to success, and if you’re going to spend that much of your life doing it; you owe it to yourself to get the most out of your time.

Dr. Matthew Walker, founder of The Center for Human Sleep Science, has spent his life studying sleep, its effects on the brain, and human behavior. “Sleep has an image problem in society” notes Dr. Walker. “We seem to stigmatize sleep and suggest that people who are getting sufficient sleep are being lazy.”

Nothing could be further from the truth. We dive deep into the top 5 tactics and tools for maximizing the most out of your slumber!

Then, we look at the best way to begin a daily mediatation practice. 

Some of the benefits of meditation include reduced stress, anxiety control, increased attention span, and even lower blood pressure.

With so many benefits to a daily meditation practice, you owe it to yourself to give this powerful routine a shot.

Many say that they don't have time to meditate so we're going to break down the best way to get started and our favorite and most impactful practices.

Episode 1 - How To Gain The Upper Hand

In our first episode of the show, we dive into some incredible tactics from The Godfather of Influence, Dr. Robert Cialdini and former FBI Hostage Negotiator Chris Voss

These tactics include how to gain more information from someone when they are being vague or do not want to open up. Whether in a negotiation, an interview, or around the dining room table this tactics will help you gain a complete picture of not only what someone is saying but WHAT THEY MEAN and why they feel a certain way. Then, we look at where you should sit in a meeting to maximize your influence and the single most powerful question you can ask in a job interview. All this and even more in time for your morning commute!

Be sure to sign up for our email list at to get all the long form more detailed materials to continue the learning each Monday afternoon!

Welcome to Mindset Monday! In our trailer, we give you a sneak peek at what you can expect in the weeks to come!