The Think Grow Podcast

Best of the Podcast: Practical Strategies for Dealing With Overthinking

In this episode, I explore overthinking (and it's close cousin, anxiety) from an evolutionary perspective and then offer some practical strategies you can apply immediately to help you overcome repetitive, obsessive, non-productive thoughts…

Episode #31: Austin Kleon - The Art of Being Productively Lazy

Austin Kleon is the New York Times best-selling author of two of my favorite books on creativity: Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! These books have had a huge impact on the way I approach my own work — and I’m not alone. They’ve been translated into over two dozen different languages and have over a million copies in print! In this episode, I ask Austin about some of the more personal aspects of his life and work…

Episode #30: Dr. Rubin Naiman - Rethinking Sleep and Dreams

In this episode, I speak with clinical psychologist Dr. Rubin Naiman. If you’ve ever wondered about the deeper, psychological aspects of sleep and dreams, this episode is for you.

Dr. Naiman is the sleep and dream specialist at the University of Arizona’s Center for Integrative Medicine and has been studying sleep and dreams for over 20 years…

Episode #29: Making Sense of Self-Development

Having been a student of self-development and other related fields for the past 15 years, I’ve been exposed to a massive amount of ideas. Recently, I’ve been thinking about the best way to organize this information in order to make sense of it all.

In this episode, I attempt to explain these three overarching categories, or what I call “meta-principles.” It’s a simple framework and is still under construction but there does seem to be something to it. At the very least, organizing information helps your brain remember it more effectively…