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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....

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...

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...

Why You are You “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind”

Today we're going to talk about history, something I don't do very often here on the Feel Good English podcast, but this book that I’ve recently read is very interesting and I wanted to share something different with you, very interesting ideas on the history of...

Language Hacks that Work – “Fluent Forever” by Gabriel Wyner

Language Hacks that Work If you are listening to this, it’s very likely you have learned a foreign language which is English; good for you, great job by the way. And maybe you have tried or you are considering learning another foreign language. This book has some very...

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...

“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...

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,...

TED TALK 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation by Celeste Headlee

How to Have a Better Conversation We can all become better conversationalists. And when learning English, you can also focus on improving your communication skills in general. That's one benefit of learning a foreign language. In this episode, I share lessons from a...

How to Create a Business Based on YOU “Will it Fly” by Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn on Creating a Business Have you ever thought about starting your own online business? Wouldn't it be nice to make some extra money on the side by doing something you love? In the book, "Will it Fly" by Pat Flynn, you'll learn practical step-by-step tactics...

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...

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...

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...

Clean Out Your Life – “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown

How to Clean Out Your Life 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 distracted. I have found that if I get...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ted Tuesdays – “Keep Your Goals to Yourself” by Derek Sivers

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Do you Share Your English Goals? If you have a big, new, exciting goal, are you tempted to share it with the world? Well sharing them might have negative consequences. After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is...

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...

How to Master English – “The Art of Learning” by Josh Waitzkin

How to Master English Do you want to learn something new but hate the spending time cramped up in a classroom or do you dread the boring lectures that will take place in that classroom? In today's book episode, I will be sharing some lessons from the book, The Art of...

Drew Badger from EnglishAnyone.com Shares Life-Changing Tips

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Drew Badger Knows His Stuff Drew runs the site Englishanyone.com, a very popular course resource and Youtube Channel for English learners around the world. Originally from Chicago, he now lives in Japan and speaks fluent Japanese. He...

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...

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...

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...

How to Stop Feeling Like a Loser – The Psychology of Winning

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  A Winning Attitude Can Be Learned Do you want to be a millionaire before 30 or perhaps you'd like to help motivate others to reach their goals? It's not what "you" are that is holding you back but it's what we think that we can't do...

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...

The Secret to Higher Quality Work – Deep Work by Cal Newport

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  Deep Work by Cal Newport Are you having a hard time focusing on work or in any aspect of your life? Or maybe you need a little motivation on how to get through learning English or at work with the least possible distractions? In this...

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...

How to Easily Sell Things – To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

STITCHER / TUNE IN  How to Easily Sell Things and Influence People Would like you like to be able to sell things more easily? Or maybe you don't sell, but you have to influence people at work or school? In this episode of the Feel Good English podcast, I have a...

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...

” 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...

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...

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...

Vanessa talks about the Key to Learning English

STITCHER / TUNE IN / SOUNDCLOUD  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...

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...

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...

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...

Learned Optimism: Change your Mind, and Your Life by Martin Seligman

You always have a choice to be pessimistic or optimistic. In this episode, I am going to talk about a book called “Learned Optimism”, by Michael Seligman, one of the founders of the positive psychology revolution which aims to help people become better through...

Adir Ferreira Shares The Key to Learning any Skill – Interview

An Interview with Adir Ferreira Adir Ferreira is one of those guys who has really figured out HOW TO learn things. Not only is he a superstar English teacher, but he's also a successful businessman, linguist, and even a professional singer! Oh, and he's an extremely...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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"....

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Are short English podcasts or long ones better for learning?_012

Podcasts are fantastic! I think that podcasts are probably the coolest thing online right now because you can be entertained and learn new things anytime you want, from anywhere. I have been listening to podcasts for not only language learning, but also for business...

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...

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...

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...

Steven Covey Habit 7 – How to perform at your best every day

It can be difficult to feel good every day. But if you learn how to maintain the four most important areas in your life you can conquer each day. Discover the four areas and what to do with each in this episode. The Joke   What do you call a guy who never farts...

Steven Covey Habit 5 – Listening is the Key to English fluency

Listen more to speak better Do you hate some of your colleagues? Some people are just difficult to work with, that's for sure. However, if you learn how to utilize them for what they can offer you can achieve bigger results for yourself and your company. Discover how...

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...

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. <script...

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