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The Bottom Line Books Podcast
40 minutes | Nov 29, 2021
EP16: Money Master the Game Part 3
What is the price of your dreams? In this episode we unpack part three of Tony Robbins's book "Money Master the Game." Here he asks you to put a number to your future needs. He does this in four 'tiers' - starting from survival all the way up to no limits. In the spirit of the quote, "Defining the problem is half the solution," we talk about how powerful this simple step is for gaining clarity and moving forward. In other news Matt talks about his golf game, and John avoids talking about his non-existent golf game, but also throws his wife under the bus a little bit (only a little though).
60 minutes | Sep 24, 2021
EP15: Money Master the Game Part 2
How do you make the "Game" of money winnable? In this episode we unpack part two of Tony Robbins's book "Money Master the Game" in an effort to help you in your pursuit of financial freedom. He tackles nine myths of investing and gives loads of insider knowledge to help you get your mind around the rules of the game.
39 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
EP14: MONEY MASTER THE GAME PART 1
Feel like you can't get ahead? Worried about what the future will hold? Does saving for the future feel like a confusing and worthless effort? This is the first in a seven part series unpacking the book "Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom" where we talk about how you begin to invest in your future, in your "Freedom." This first step is all about getting started and how to see money in a new light, as piece of the puzzle of life, and learn how to start playing the game in a way you can win. We set a whole new mold for this episode, where both Matt and John read the book and discuss it together, both bringing their own experiences (some better than others) to the topic. It's a HUGE book but we break down one step, one episode, at a time.
75 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
EP13: Thirteen Days
What does it take to stay calm under extreme pressure? Listen to how JFK handled what was likely the most important moment in all of human history, where humanity came closest to complete destruction. You'll want to hear his six guiding negotiating principles he took from a book he read years before. Also learn how his experiences in WWII shaped the leader he would later become. In other news Matt shares his worst parenting and marriage moments, while John shares about the importance of keeping an open dialogue on difficult decisions in your family.
68 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
EP12: The One Thing by Gar Keller
"If you chase two rabbits, you will catch neither." There can be only one "main thing" in your life. So how do you decide what that is? Gary Keller built one of the most successful real estate business in the country and found this concept to be central to his success. Be sure to check out his 6 MYTHS OF PRODUCTIVITY in this episode! In other news, John talks about working on his cars and Matt shares of his love for Billy Crystal movies.
72 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
EP11: The Collapse of Parenting
Have you wondered why kids are overweight, more fragile, overmedicated, and underperforming in school compared to thirty years ago? After twenty-five years as a family physician and psychologist, Leonard Sax wondered the same thing and sets down his thoughts in this book. In other news John shares some fancy Latin words, and Matt tells the secret to making sure at least one of your kids turns out ok.
85 minutes | May 10, 2021
EP10 Cash Flow Quadrant
Do you struggle with your mindset around work and money? Well you're in for a treat this week as we flip the script and Matt brings the knowledge. John admits he hasn't read this book, though his wife has read a lot of it aloud to him hoping he would read it. Tune in for loads of practical help around finances, Matt's area of expertise.
80 minutes | Apr 12, 2021
EP09 Principles by Ray Dalio
In what culture do you best flourish? In this episode we unpack Ray Dalio's book "Principles," where he delivers his principles for creating an 'idea meritocracy' culture. It's a mouthful, but it's a powerful concept. So much gold in this book, like the difference between open and closed minded people. In other news, John calls in Matt for back up on some pronunciations, and Matt shares how to avoid car wrecks.
71 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
In this episode we unpack the book The Four Disciplines of Execution by Sean Covey and others. John says this book has had the greatest practical influence on his quality of life than any other he's read in the last five years. We talk about how to set Wildly Important Goals, the difference between lead measures and lag measures, tracking your progress, and the importance of accountability. In other news Matt tells about his days in the ghetto, and John gets Matt to commit to actually read the book.
63 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
EP 07: Grant
In this episode we tackle the fascinating biography of Ulysses Grant by Ron Chernow. We focus on some of the situations that highlight his leadership, drive, determination, and character, all of which helped him become a victorious Civil War General and 18th President of the United States.
55 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
EP 06: Deep Work
In this episode we unpack the book "Deep Work" by Cal Newport, a book that promises to help you "leave the distracted masses to join the focused few." It's a book that made John angry, and one that Matt says he is probably going to read.
39 minutes | Feb 17, 2021
Ep 05: Getting Things Done
In this episode we unpack David Allen's classic work on stress-free productivity, "Getting Things Done." This book is full of incredible ideas for getting your stuff out of your head and into a trusted system so you can free up your mind to totally focus on whatever task is in front of you. If you can do that, you can get more done, in less time, with more joy and delight.
77 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Ep 04: Feeding The Mouth That Bites You
In this episode we tackle a book on parenting teens. It's all about strategy ("Planned Emancipation") and has many not-so-surprising applications to other areas of life (like the business world) as well. If you're unsure if this book is for you or not, listen to the shocking, explosive, opening story before you decide.
68 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 03: Be Obsessed or Be Average
In this episode we unpack the book Be Obsessed or Be Average, a book that challenges people to pursue life with passion, and one that we had some mixed feelings about.
78 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Episode 02: Extreme Ownership
In this episode we break down the main ideas from the book "Extreme Ownership" by retired Navy Seals Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
5 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
The Bottom Line Books Podcast Trailer
In this short episode we give a high level overview of what this podcast is about.
58 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Episode 01: Atomic Habits
In this episode we unpack the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. This book review and summary talks about how small changes in your daily habits can lead to big results over time.
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