How to live a better life through Stoicism

episode #118 How to Live a Better Life through Stoicism Today I’m going to teach you a lesson from a book called “A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy” by William Braxton Irvine. A book about, you guessed it, Stoicism, and ancient philosophy. In this...

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The Irrational Things We All Do

The Irrational Things Humans Do Today I have some ideas from a very interesting book called “Predictably Irrational” by Dan Ariely. And the main point in this book, the overall message is that much of our behavior is misguided, irrational. Through research and study,...

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How to be less inhibited and more of your true self

To get started with today’s topic, I got a question for you. What kind of person are you? Are you motivated? Are you lazy? Are you always running late? Are you a leader or a follower? Are you good at sports? And where did those beliefs come from? A former teacher,...

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Review the Biggest Lessons Learned from 2017 – Part 2

The podcast that blends, mixes, English learning with personal development. Making your time spent with English more inspiring, enlightening, and...exciting?  This is the last episode of 2017, well, it’s literally the first episode of 2018, but I am still going to...

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Review the Biggest Lessons Learned from 2017 – Part 1

Biggest Lessons of the Year I have a lesson for you today that will be good for speaking practice. I want you to speak today, either out loud so people think you talk to yourself like a crazy person, or in your head, so you can create voices in your head that speak...

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How to Find More Courage when Speaking English

Courage with English Speaking Today I have an episode based on two words. That’s it, two English words. But these two words affect our lives so much. One of these words is responsible for our loneliness, depression, our feelings of never having enough. It causes hate,...

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The Story of When I Resisted Personal Growth

Today I’m going to get a bit personal. I’m going to tell you something that recently happened in my life that could have ended pretty terribly, but instead, the situation turned into a huge life-lesson for me! Thank God.   I recently had a realization that ended...

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How Goals can Be Toxic and How to Increase Your Value

In January, with a pen, paper, and a lot of motivation, I plan out my whole year and what I want to see happen. Well, you know what, my year hasn’t ever really fallen nicely in line with my goals. Can you believe that? Things change. Goals change. Life happens....

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Expect the Worst – “The Antidote” by Oliver Burkeman

Today’s lesson might be a little shocking for some of you, especially because it’s coming from me, someone who talks a lot about personal development. Why shocking? Because today’s episode is on a book that pretty much disrupts a lot of the self-help genre.  The...

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Now or Never: The 5 Second Rule

When you have an idea about doing something, something you know would be valuable to your life, do you often stop and think about it, then end up not doing that “something”? Let’s say you think about calling someone you haven’t talked to in a long time. It seems like...

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How to be happier: “Hardwiring Happiness”

How to Be Happier Today we are going to talk about happiness. We all like feeling happy, right? Well, if you don't like feeling happy, you either need some professional help, which I hope you get, or you're a freak! But why do we always focus on the negative? Well,...

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Advanced English Grammar – used to vs. to be used to

Used to vs. to be used to I am going to help correct a very common advanced grammar mistake. There are two different phrases that often get mixed up. One is easy, and one is complex. But even the easy one needs to be explained, and the complex one, well, that one too....

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The reason the littlest decisions matter most

The Reason Small Decisions Matter Most Does it ever feel like you give up pretty quickly after deciding to do something positive for your life? You want to make a big change or add a big skill to start strong but only a few days or sometimes a few weeks later you give...

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One Hundred Episodes

100 Hundred Epsiodes Learn some behind-the-scenes info about the podcast after 100 episodes. I'll share some listener numbers, how the podcast has changed, and what's coming in the future. The...

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Learn How Grit Determines Your Success – TED Talk

Today we are going to talk about a video, a TED Talk called The power of passion and perseverance, by professor and author Angela Lee Duckworth. And in this talk, she talks about a characteristic, a very important, a vital characteristic that successful people have....

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Baddass Business English with Spoken.io

Business English with Spoken.io   Want business English lessons in your pocket, all day long? Well, that might sound like trouble, but it's not! Spoken.io is a very innovative and effective way to improve your business English. Use your messaging app, like Whatsapp or...

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The Only 4 Life-Lessons You Need to Learn

4 Most Important Life Lessons Today's episode I think will help you become much more fluent in life. One of my favorite books, at least one of my top ten books that I've read in my, not so short life, but not so long life either. I'm going to talk about a book today...

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Nice Guys Finish First “Give and Take” by Adam Grant

To Give or Take, That is the Question Today I'm going to give you a few ideas on a book called "Give and Take. Why helping others drives our success." This book is by Adam Grant, who is a professor at a very prestigious business school. And in this book, the author...

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“The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle

It's All About the Now Today’s book I am going to talk about is kind of a special one for me. Why? Because it’s one of the first books that I can remember that really got me thinking a lot more about how to deal with the everyday stresses and struggles of life. I...

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I gave up on going to the gym. Here’s why…

For years I have had an on-and-off again relationship with the gym. Believe me, I know the importance of staying fit. Having a healthy body makes just about all other aspects of life easier. But after maintaining a long gym routine, sometimes even for a year or more,...

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Kevin Answers Listener Questions 🙂

English Questions, Life Questions In this episode, I answer some podcast listener questions that I have received over the last few months from listeners around the world. Find out my opinions on building vocabulary, understanding t.v. series and movies in English, and...

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Level Up with Brian Kwong from the Add 1 Challenge

Level Up with Brian Kwong Brian Kwong runs the website add1challenge.com A community of language learners who support each other to reach new levels of the language they're learning, like English. In this interview, we talk about how Brian came up with the...

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An Episode for Shy People – “Quiet” By Susan Cain

Are you Shy, or Just an Introvert? Even though Western culture idealizes the outgoing, confident, and very social personality, not everyone can be that person. And in the book, "Quiet" by Susan Cain, we learn that people that aren't extremely social, or as we call...

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An English Lesson on the book Essentialism

How to Clean Out Your Life with "Essentialism" Essentialism is the practice of focusing only on the most necessary aspects. In today's world, it can be very difficult to know what to focus on, and even more so, how to stay focused without getting...

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Biggest Lessons of 2016 – Productivity

How to Increase Productivity The biggest lessons of 2016. Want to be more productive at work, school or with English learning? Learn 3 excellent strategies to get more done in less time The Vocab & Expressions to put off = to procrastinate to get over = to overcome,...

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Biggest Lessons of 2016 – Motivation

Staying Motivated with English Learning, and Life Here are four of the most important lessons on motivation from 2016. These lessons have resonated with me the most, and I think they can do the same with you. Finish the year by reviewing what you've learned, not only...

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4 Simple Steps to Stay Motivated – Q&A Session

STITCHER / TUNE IN How to Stay Motivated with English Learning Even if we have a clear plan and know which direction we want to go, staying motivated can be difficult. And this is the key to achieving success! So how do we stay motivated? In this episode, I answer a...

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An Interview with Lindsay Dow – Living through Languages

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Lindsay Dow Knows Language Learning Today I have a great interview with Lindsay Dow from Lindsaydoeslangauges.com Lindsay is one of those language learning pros (professionals), and I brought her on the podcast to help you become a pro...

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Get motivated ! Pep Talk by Kid President – Ted Tuesdays

STITCHER / TUNE IN / LIBSYN Need a Pep Talk for Your English Learning? What's a pep talk? A motivating speech! Like the pep talk before a big game. So motivates you? Yourself? Your parents or children? What about a 10-year-old boy? Kid President commands you to wake...

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How to Think in English – Q&A Episodes

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Should You Think in English? Yoy might have heard that thinking in English is the fastest way to become fluent. But how does one think in English? And what does that even mean? It is true, to be a fluent speaker you can't spend time...

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Jack Askew on Discovering Your Path To Fluency

STITCHER / TUNE IN Who is Jack Askew? Jack Askew is the creator of To Fluency, and a certified English language teacher and language lover. He has helped many English learners reach a high level of English, or in his words, get "To Fluency." He's originally from the...

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30 Day English Goal – Ted Tuesdays

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  A 30 Day English Plan Is there anything you’d like to add to your day? Is there any routine or habit that you think would help you be happier, be more productive, become a better English speaker? In today's TED Tuesday lesson, I will...

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How to use podcast transcripts

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  How Should I Use Podcast Transcripts? Transcripts can be powerful learning tools. Being able to read along with audio can bring the words to life, helping you visualize new vocabulary and expressions which really improve your listening...

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The World’s English Mania – Ted Tuesday’s

STITCHER / TUNE IN  What's this English Mania about?!?!? Do you often find yourself alone while learning English? Are you having a hard time in keeping up with your lessons or connecting with anyone in your workplace or school? In today's TED Talk Tuesday, I will be...

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The #1 Quality that Brings English Success Ted Talks

STITCHER / TUNE IN What is the Most Important Quality that Brings English Success? The answer to this can be seen with how children interact with marshmallows. If that sounds confusing, listen to this episode of the Feel Good English podcast to learn more. You can use...

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When is the best time to listen to English podcasts?

STITCHER / TUNE IN When Should You Listen to English Podcasts? Have you ever wondered when you should be listening to English podcasts? What time of day is the most effective? In your car? At your desk? If you want to learn something new, the best way to do it is by...

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” Choose Yourself ” by James Altucher

STITCHER / TUNE IN  Choose Yourself The American dream system has come to an end and has been long gone, and we as a collective society has become more submissive than ever and it's become even harder to keep up with Jones' in our current time.In this episode, I'll be...

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Success Is a Continuous Journey – Ted Tuesdays

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Looking for English success? Well, maybe you've seen the famous TedTalk "The 8 Secrets of Success" by Richard St. John. It's a great, and the 8 secrets work! But... think you're done after you've reached success? You're not! A common...

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You Are Not So Smart by David McRaney

STITCHER / TUNE IN  In this episode of the Feel Good English Podcast, I have some bad news for you, unfortunately, and the news is... You are not as smart as you think. And where did I hear this news? Well, I heard it from the book "You Are Not so Smart: Why You Have...

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Vanessa talks about the Key to Learning English

Speaking English with Vanessa Vanessa is an English teacher, language and culture lover, and continuously curious person. She's been teaching English for 6 years around the world, and now she teaches online helping intermediate English learners become confident...

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Focus on the right English goals with the 80/20 Rule

Gain clarity and focus in your life and English with the Pareto Principle, by doing less and achieving more to get the most out of your life. Today's lesson is going to help you simplify your to-do list and help you achieve your goals in life. If you have a lot of...

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Ted Tuesdays – How to Start a Movement by Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers on How to Start a Movement In this episode of the Feel Good English Podcast, we have another Ted Tuesday lesson and I chose this really cool, fun, short video called "How to Start a Movement" by Derek Sivers. Derek Sivers is a very successful tech...

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin

13 Things That Can Make You Mentally Strong While the advancements in technology have made our lives easier, it has, however, alienated us from our true values and distanced us from establishing real, healthy relationships. In this episode, I’m going to talk about "13...

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What kind of content should I use for English learning?

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  We live in a time where we are surrounded with so much content on the internet, and as an English learner, we may get bombarded by so much content that is coming our way In today's Q&A Saturday, I will be answering a question from...

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Three Words that Motivate, Engage and Influence

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Imagine this, your teenage daughter came home late at night and she hasn't done her homework yet. So what would you normally do? Well, as a parent, if you are a parent, you'd get mad at her, yell at her. She'd run to her room. Close...

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A Story about Stories – Ted Talks

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  How to Tell a Story From the walls of caves to his own unstage iPad, an iPad storyteller who shows us how new technology has always helped us tell our own stories. In this episode, we will be talking about The Technology of...

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Learning How to Learn English: My Story

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Often times when we're learning English or any foreign language, we struggle and give up immediately, making us unable to fully grasp and understand the language. While some of us prefer to sit in a classroom and worry about finding...

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How to Take a Company from Good to Great

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  What makes a company great? Many companies are good, only a few companies are GREAT. In this episode I am going to talk about a book called "From Good to Great", by Jim Collins. In the book, the author studied companies that were able...

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Have a Meeting? Take a Walk -TedTuesdays

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  This week's Ted Talk Tuesday is on a short talk that could bring some needed transformation to your business meetings. The idea could actually be used for English classes too. I USED TO do what the speaker in this Ted Talk recommends...

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How do you learn phrasal verbs?

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  If you have been learning English for a long time, you have heard of phrasal verbs. And you most likely have had problems with them too. But there is something I have seen many English learners do that makes phrasal verbs much more...

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An Interview with Gabby Wallace from Go Natural English

Gabby Wallace from Go Natural English Gabby Wallace is a TEDx speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. She has created a location-independent business ( Go Natural English ) and travels the world while running it. She is an expert on language learning and the founder and...

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Gabby Wallace – Connecting the World Through English

Gabby Wallace is the founder of Go Natural English, a platform for English learners which provides courses and video lessons. In her TEDx talk, Gabby shares her journey of how she has connected over 100,000 around the world through hard work and taking "small steps"....

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How Do You Become an Effective English Speaker?_018

How do you become an effective English speaker? This is a question I have been asked more than once, for sure. And I understand why. When I had reached an intermediate level of Portuguese, I remember thinking that I needed to become much more "precise" with my...

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The One Thing to Focus on for English learning

The One Thing to Focus on for English If you're like me, it can seem like you have way too many things that you either want to do or "have" to do. And with your English learning, you might not be sure about what area to focus on, what vocab to learn, what skill to...

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How to Succeed in English? Sleep more. Ted Talk Tuesdays

Want to know how to succeed in English?  According to this Ted speaker, sleeping more can help. In this small talk with a "big idea", Ariana Huffington shares what she thinks can help you be more effective and creative in life and business. I recorded this episode a...

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How To Memorize English Vocabulary

Memorize English Vocabulary Forever Do you have problems memorizing new vocabulary or information? I know I do. And what about not forgetting them after you learn them? Well, that can be difficult too. I personally have struggled with learning new information,...

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An Interview with Justin from Real Life English

Justin from Real Life English In this episode, I interview Justin from Real Life English. Justin and his team have one of the coolest resources online for English learning. At Real Life, they strive to connect people around the world through English, and they have...

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How to Live an Awesome Life – Ted Talk Tuesdays

Want to live an Awesome Life? In this week's Ted Talk Tuesday episode I am going to talk about a talk on living a more inspired life called the 3 A's of Awesome. How do we live an awesome life? One that makes us feel more alive, optimistic and fulfilled? Neil Pasricha...

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Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done – Eat that Frog

Do you feel overwhelmed, swamped, and just too busy? Are you looking for ways to stop procrastinating? Sometimes we have so many things to do, we think we will never be able to finish everything. We also can spend days, weeks and even months "thinking" about doing...

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8 Secrets of Success – Ted Talk Tuesdays

There are 8 Secrets to Success This is one of my favorite Ted Talks because it is so practical. short and easy to watch, yet inspiring! Richard has interviewed hundreds of "Tedsters" about what they think has brought them success. He has concluded that there are eight...

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How do I improve my English pronunciation?

How Do I improve my English pronunciation and accent? Olga works with English and finds ways to improve grammar and vocabulary. But she says her "accent is killing" her. :/ How can English learners QUICKLY improve their accent and English pronunciation . I have a very...

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Steven Covey Habit 1 – Be Proactive, not Reactive

There is ONE factor that will decide how successful you will be with your English (and your life). Do you know what this factor is? Read about the first habit in Steven Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and start on a fast path to success. The Joke...

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What is the Feel Good English Podcast?

What is the Feel Good English podcast? In this episode, I talk about: WHAT the Feel Good English podcast is. WHY I created it. HOW you should use it to benefit the most from its lessons. Get FREE Transcripts DOWNLOAD all seven transcripts to The 7 Habits of Highly...

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