Podcast #106 with Benjamin Rubin Of Change Collective Podcast

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Episode 106

  • Summary:In Episode #106 Ari talks with Benjamin Rubin of the Change Collective, a platform specifically designed to help people change themselves by creating new habits and employing technology to their advantage. During the interview, Ari and Ben exchange thoughts on the keys to facilitating change, the strategy behind the Change Collective platform and the real value of Inbox Zero.Sponsored By:Calton Nutrition – One of the best resources available for weight management, lifestyle medicine and micronutrient deficiency. Jayson and Mira Calton are the authors of Rich Food, Poor Food and the creators of NutreinceSKINNYFat and IN.POWER. Go to LessDoing Live and sign up for an informational call about the LessDoing Live Event in May 2015 to receive a free gift from Calton Nutrition. Also, enjoy these complementary coupon codes for Nutreience ($10lessdoing) and SKINNYFat/IN.POWER ($5lessdoing).Time Stamped Show Notes:
    •  25:11 – The introduction of Ben Rubin and his business, the Change Collective
    •  26:15 – Ben discusses how he stumbled upon the importance of behavior change
    •  27:45 – The types of behavior that Change Collective is looking to change
      • 27:56 – Health and Wellness.
      • 28:09 – Personal Development
      • 28:20 – Professional Development
      •  28:48 – Emotional self-regulation is a behavior Ben continues to struggle with and work on
      •  29:35 – Ben explains how the platform of Change Collective actually works
      •  32:12 – Ben lists the five courses currently available on the Change Collective platform
      •  33:55 – Ben discusses the courses to be added to the Change Collective platform in the future
      •  35:27 – The techniques for staying on the most effective path
        • 35:50 – There are generalities, but it’s genuinely entirely dependent on the individual
        •  37:00 – Tailoring the right message to be delivered at the right time is the ultimate goal of the Change Collective platform
        •  37:55 – The challenge in finding the balance between going too hard and too soft in facilitating change
        •  39:39 – The Captain versus the Claw
        •  41:41 – Ben talks about the timing behind changing a habit
        •  44:03 – Ari asks Ben about the importance of Inbox Zero
        •  45:28 – Ben identifies the changes that have occurred for him after reaching Inbox Zero
        •  46:34 – Ari explains why he sees Inbox Zero as a keystone habit
        •  48:21 – Ben’s Top 3 Personal Tips for Being More Effective
          • 48:33 – Meditation
          • 49:07 – Weightlifting
          • 49:33 – A daily and weekly review system
          •  50:30 – ChangeCollective.com7 Key Points:
            1. The Change Collective looks to improve upon health & wellness, personal development and professional development
            2. The path to effective change is entirely dependent on the individual
            3. Tailoring the right message to be delivered at the right time is key to facilitating change
            4. When seeking change, strike a balance between thehard and the soft
            5. Inbox Zerois a keystone habit that everyone should prescribe to
            6. Meditation and exercise are key to being more effective
            7. Establishing a daily review system, even a journal, is a great way to track and encourage change
            Resources Mentioned:
            • Calton Nutrition Vitamin Quiz – A quiz from Calton Nutrition designed to evaluate strength of your multivitamin
            • Change Collective – A series of lifestyle courses led by world-class experts, designed to help people kickstart change
            • The Coming Crisis in Antibiotics – A TED Talk that Ari is highly keen on regarding the overuse of antibiotics
            • Dear Inbox – A new, innovative plugin which allows users to send real, printed greeting cards to their family and friends from GMAIL
            • Banza – High-protein pasta made from garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
            • Nootroo – A series of nootropic supplements designed to help healthy individuals improve cognition, focus, memory and productivity
            • 3 Minutes Per Week – An article discussing how three minutes of all-out exercise per week will "Suffice to Increase Skeletal Muscle Oxidative Capacity and Improve Metabolic Health"
            • Deriving Fitness From Psychology – A TIME Magazine article regarding the correlation between psychology and fitness
            • Gmail for Mac – The first true desktop client for Gmail
            • LessDoing Live – The upcoming LessDoing LIVE event in May 2015Credits: