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The ikario Podcast: Optimize Your Life & Break Free From The Human Zoo

The ikario Podcast: Optimize Your Life & Break Free From The Human Zoo

Author: Shane Melaugh

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Optimize your life, break free from the human zoo & become a force to be reckoned with. Practical advice for leveling up your life and creating health, wealth, strong social connections and lasting happiness.

The ikario podcast is hosted by Shane Melaugh, Oliver Cowlishaw and produced with the help of the ikario team.
21 Episodes
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How can we reach our goals, in business and in life? In this episode, Shane reveals the secrets to his success in business in the form of practical tips and actionable advice. If you want to be successful, this simply is a must-listen. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/021
Is the state of things today a failure of individuals to take personal responsibility? Or is it evidence of a total failure of the system? In this episode, Shane and Ollie discuss where best to sit on the spectrum of personal responsibility vs systemic issues if you want to live the best life possible. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/020/
In the environment we find ourselves in today, we avoid doing the things that bring us the most fulfilment, meaning and progress towards our goals. At ikario, we fix this problem. But people have a hard time believing us when we tell them that they can reach a point where they never procrastinate again. In this episode, Ollie interviews a man who boldly claims to never procrastinate (& what his secrets are!) - Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/019/
In this episode, Shane & Ollie talk about an important aspect of improving your skills and becoming a force to be reckoned with in any field. That is the skill floor & ceiling concept. If you want to become not only good but great, this episode is a must-watch. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/018/
Are you aware that Shane used to be in a cult? Well he did, and it was weird. In this episode, Shane describes his experience of being part of a martial arts school that slid off the rails, with bizarre (holy water-related) consequences. Also, Shane & Ollie discuss the manipulative tactics cult leaders use to brainwash people. If you want to build what Shane calls "mental self-defence" and avoid the trappings of cultism, this episode is a must listen. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/017/
By now, if you're listening to this, maybe we've helped you in some way. Whether it's helping you overcome procrastination or just give you some actionable tips with our How To Get Your Shit Together series, we hope we've delivered some real value to you. That being said, and we mean this with the sincerest humility, we're only just getting started. What does the future hold for ikario? What direction are we heading and why? In this episode, Shane & Ollie attempt to satisfy your curiosity and answer this question in full. In addition, Shane & Ollie discuss the lunacy of Amazon Halo and respond to your voice notes! Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/016/
What does it mean to be a strong person? Does it just mean being rigid and hard? Does it mean hustling and working harder? Or does it mean being more fluid and adaptable? In this episode, Shane & Ollie discuss the concept of "gentle strength" and how to integrate it into your life. Links & Show Notes: https://ikario.com/015/
There's a common notion in psychology that what most irritates us about others is a reflection of something within us. The phrase "if you can spot it, you've got it" emerged from this idea. In this episode, Shane & Ollie discuss how this applies to our daily lives and how to use it to improve our mental well-being and relationships with others. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/014/
In this episode, Shane & Ollie discuss what it means to gain a "competitive advantage" (a term that Shane uses quite often) and what changes you can implement today to stand out above the competition. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/013/. Go to https://ikario.com/focusandaction/ to apply for the F&A live class 2021.
In a slight follow-on from the last episode, we dive into the practice of self-love. What do we actually do to achieve a state of acceptance with who we are? What practices, techniques and methods work? In this episode, Shane & Ryan attempt to answer this question by providing helpful, practical tips. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/012/
In this episode, Shane & Ollie attempt to shed light on one of the most persistent problems in the realm of personal development. Self-acceptance. The question is - should we accept ourselves fully even if we want to achieve great things? Wouldn't accepting ourselves ruin our motivation? How can we accept ourselves fully yet still wish to change? We answer all of these and more in one of the most important episodes so far on the ikario podcast. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/011/
Today's episode is a spiritual successor to episode 9. In the previous episode, Shane & Ollie spoke about modern society as being a "Human Zoo" that is sub-optimal for human health, thriving and happiness. In this follow-on episode, they talk about the crucial importance of "opting out" of certain destructive aspects of modern society and exactly how to do it.  Links & Show Notes: https://ikario.com/010/
In this episode, we take a trip right into the heart of what we call, the "Human Zoo." This is a phrase we use at ikario to describe the current state of modern civilisation, which is a system not designed for human thriving. In this conversation, we discuss exactly why this is, what damage the human zoo causes and most importantly, how to break out of it. Links & show notes: https://ikario.com/009/  
This is part 7 of the  "How To Get Your Shit Together" series.   If we wish to steer the ship of our lives in our desired direction, we will need more than just knowledge. We need to become implementers. We need to overcome chronic procrastination and take consistent action. But where do we start? As always, we provide 3 points of advice in order to answer this question. Show notes & links: http://ikario.com/008/
This is part 6 of the  "How To Get Your Shit Together" series. Up to this point, we've helped you optimise your life in multiple dimensions. But what do you do after you've become successful, fit and happy? What comes after we've gotten our shit together?  Most self-development stops short of this question. In this episode, we attempt to provide an answer to that by diving headfirst into the question of meaning, virtue and purpose.  Show notes & links: http://ikario.com/007/
This is part 5 of the  "How To Get Your Shit Together" series.   This time, we provide three strategies for taking control of your finances and making overall better decisions when it comes to how you spend, track & earn your money.  In this episode, we once again answer the question of "where do I even start?" by providing the 3 highest leverage methods for levelling up your financial game.  Links & show notes here: https://ikario.com/006/
This is part 4 of the  "How To Get Your Shit Together" series. This time, we provide three strategies for levelling up your social life. Many people simply accept sub-optimal relationships as being the norm but this doesn't need to be the case. In this episode, we show how you can level up your social connections immediately and in such a way that doesn't rely on other peoples behaviour. In this episode, we once again answer the question of "where do I even start?" by providing the 3 highest leverage methods for improving your social life. Find show notes & links here: http://ikario.com/005/
This is part 3 of the  "How To Get Your Shit Together" series.    This time, we take on the mind. Rather than being a tool that humans use effectively, the mind is mostly the one in charge. This often has chaotic consequences for our own lives, our well-being and society as a whole. The truth is, we can regain perspective and some control over our own minds. In this episode, we once again answer the question of "where do I even start?" by providing the 3 highest leverage methods for improving your mental well-being & effectiveness.   Find show notes & links here: https://ikario.com/004/
This is part 2 of the  "How To Get Your Shit Together" series. This time, we take on emotional health. Most humans are dragging around an enormous amount of emotional baggage. And we're given precious few tools to deal with any of it. The truth is, many emotional issues are completely resolveable, we simply lack the knowledge and the cultural context for doing so. In this episode, we once again answer the question of "where do I even start?" by providing the 3 highest leverage methods for improving your emotional wellbeing. These are the 3 things that yield the most outsized positive results with the least time and effort required. Find show notes & links here: https://ikario.com/003/
In this episode, we're kicking off the "How To Get Your Shit Together" series by talking about the foundation for all other aspects of self-development: your physical health.  Shane & Ollie discuss the 3 highest leverage, practical ways to drastically improve your health & fitness. If you've ever looked up at high performers, highly successful people and people who just generally have their shiit together and wondered: "how can I become like that? Where do I even start?" - this series and this first episode is the answer you've been waiting for. Find show notes & links here: https://ikario.com/002/
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