#061: How to Be Smarter [Podcast]

What if you could  become smarter as little as 24 hours? What if you could remember more, come up with more ideas, and think more quickly than ever before?

Active retired people, two senior men playing chess at park

This is eminently possible, and I’ve got the “get smarter recipe” coming up in today’s episode.

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On this week’s podcast episode:

  •  A new process for better copy.
  •  When you feel separated from God… what to do.
  • Plus, our feature presentation…  How to be smarter!

Tip Of The Week

Read Copy Logic for a new and better system of improving sales copy. This simple book lays out a system for improving the results you get from your sales copy. And copywriters will love it.

When this book was first recommended to me, I was skeptical. It sounded like a book about how to critique copy. I have written lots of copy for clients, and endured many “critique” sessions. Usually, those critique sessions result in weaker copy. They are often a vehicle to stroke the client’s ego. Rarely do they result in better sales copy.

This book is different. It lays out a step-by-step, easy-to-follow system for improving your sales copy that is both humane and effective. And nobody gets their ego wounded or inflated. Every piece of copy I turn out from now on will go through the Copy Logic system. It just makes sense. And you can’t argue with the million-dollar results it has produced.

Spiritual Foundations

I was talking with a friend of mine, we began to speak of God. My friend said, “I don’t think I’m on such good terms with God right now. I’m not sure he would answer any of my prayers.” This made me very sad, because it is the result of poor understanding of the Bible. Too many of us have this picture of a “fire and brimstone” kind of God. In reality God is all loving, and he himself has declared that he will not hold our sins against us.

For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.
Hebrews 8:12

Thoughts that make us feel condemned or cut off from God don’t come from heaven. Those kinds of thoughts come from the devil himself. You may call him the adversary, or the enemy, or even “the resistance”. Whatever you name him, he’s real, and he would like nothing better than to cut you off from your father in heaven.

Once you have accepted the gift that Jesus offers-full payment for all your sin-the deal is done. There’s no more need to confess, or to keep a running list of your sins. Why would you keep a list that God has promised to forget? Be conscious of the fact that he himself has made you perfect, and watch his blessing flow into your life.

Feature Segment: How to Be Smarter

The first proposal I make is that you are neither “smart” nor “stupid”-but you can easily enter into either state. The real question becomes, how do you optimize yourself to be in “smart” state more often, and to be in “high smart” most of the time?

“Inner Game versus Outer Game Of Intelligence”

Nine Ways to Be Smarter Tomorrow

  1. Sleep Better
  2. Drink More Water
  3. Eat Only Plants
  4. Breathe More
  5. Move More
  6. Ask Better Questions
  7. Increase Inputs
  8. Write Down Your Ideas
  9. Become a Noticer

Want To Be On Next Week’s Show?

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3 thoughts on “#061: How to Be Smarter [Podcast]

  1. Ray – I just want to reach out and tell you how much I enjoy your podcast. You show is such a high quality that it immerses me almost like I’m listening to the radio. And that’s how I feel about the technical stuff, — Not to mention the content is fantastic on top of that.

    And to find a podcast that gives me the Christian encouragement while I’m growing as a person is just exceptional. It’s a must listen for me.

    I’ll head over to iTunes and give you a rating but I’m sure you can tell by my comments that it will be very positive.

    Thank you for the great work you do and I look forward to even more.

    – Rusty

  2. Ray, I’m also a fairly new listener and am really enjoying your podcast which I heard about through Michael Hyatt’s podcast.

    This topic was great and I agree with the importance of the physiological pointers that you addressed. I’ve been on a whole-foods plant-based diet for about a year now and it’s not as difficult as most people think. Do the research, it’s worth it. Thanks for your sharing on this.

    I also appreciate the Christian perspectives you give in regards to business and life in general. It’s much needed in the business world and a great opportunity for evangelization. Listening to your spiritual foundations today I agree with the fact that God forgives all of our sins and that we shouldn’t dwell on them. However, to say that we have no need confess our sins seems to go against what is stated in scripture. Jesus gave His apostles authority to forgive sins (Mt 16:19, Jn 20:23) and we are exhorted to confess our sins (Jas 5:16). Jesus paid for our sins on the cross and God administers to us that forgiveness through those He has given that authority, the successors of the apostles. What are your thoughts on this?

    Don’t want to get too off topic, but I felt there was need for a little clarification. Thanks again for your podcast. Keep up the good work!