Episode 100 |

The 100th Episode! Lessons, Highlights, and Insights: Stephan Spencer with Orion Talmay

For episode 100, Orion Talmay takes the reins and turns the tables on her husband, Stephan Spencer. In their conversation, Stephan pulls together some incredible information from past episodes, talking about some of the very best wisdom, tips and tricks, tools, and insights he’s gleaned from these 100 episodes of the Optimized Geek. If you aren’t a regular listener, this is a great place to start, because this episode is something of a snapshot of the very best and most valuable conversations that have taken place throughout the course of this podcast.

Episode 99 |

The Four Steps to Happiness: Valerie Sheppard

Today I talk with Valerie Sheppard who is the bestselling author of Living Happy to Be ME. Besides being a popular coach, speaker, and author, she was previously the VP of Conagra Brands where she managed a popular food brand portfolio with net sales close to a billion dollars. She is also a catastrophic stroke survivor and believes in living life through happiness no matter what the situation. She has broken down achieving happiness down to a four step process and she shares that process with us today.

Episode 97 |

Learn NLP From the World’s Greatest Hypnotist and Human Lie Detector Mike Mandel

My guest today is Mike Mandel. Mike is intimately familiar with topics such as hypnosis, influence, and handwriting analysis, with 6 awards and 18 nominations to support that fact. We talk about the correlation between handwriting and crime, and whether or not you can adapt your writing to change your personality. He’ll teach you tricks of persuasion and tools for understanding yourself and others. You won’t want to miss this conversation with a man who is widely regarded as the world’s greatest hypnotist.

Episode 93 |

Avoiding Cyber Threats Through Smart Security: Tom Patterson

Today’s guest, Tom Patterson and I talk about the dangers of the modern online world. A world in which just about everything about you is tracked by various machines and companies and is then sold -- after you willingly give away your rights to this information. A world in which there’s a second version of the internet, full of people selling nefarious services. A world including innumerable people ready to steal your entire online identity and then ransom it back to you. Luckily, he’s here to teach you some tips and tricks to help you stay safe in an increasingly risky world.

Episode 84 |

Achieving Mastery Through Productivity, Discipline, and Focus: John Lee Dumas

If you’re ready to become a master of productivity, discipline, and focus, you’re in luck! This episode with John Lee Dumas is for you. We hear some of John’s advice for new speakers who don’t yet have a long or solid track record, his techniques for building and maintaining relationships and his advice on how to make sure your podcast guests share your podcast once it’s live. To learn more about The Mastery Journal, listen to this inspiring episode!

Episode 83 |

The Power of Music to Improve Focus and Productivity: Will Henshall

Will Henshaw founded the British pop-soul band Londonbeat, which had two Billboard #1 hit records, and also a successful serial entrepreneur. He’s the founder and CEO of Focus at Will, a music app for increasing productivity. In this conversation, he explains in detail how flow states work in relation to sound, and explains why most music is actually a distraction rather than a helpful tool.