Life + Work Episodes

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Hosting Cocktail Parties, Building Relationships, Museum Hacks and Friends Newsletters

Aug. 3, 2022

#68: Entrepreneur and author, Nick Gray joins Chris to discuss his mission to get people to host more parties, make connections, build friendships, and live a richer life. They delve into why Nick thinks name tags and icebre…

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The 3-Minute Rule: Say Less to Get More from Any Pitch or Presentation

July 27, 2022

#67: Award-winning Hollywood producer Brant Pinvidic, joins Chris to discuss The 3-Minute Rule – his effective method of saying less to get more. They cover how to deliver a pitch or presentation that grabs your audience’s a…

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Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Becoming So Good They Can’t Ignore You

June 29, 2022

#63: New York Times bestselling author and professor, Cal Newport, joins Chris to discuss building and living what he calls a “deep life.” We also delve into strategies that increase efficiency and quality of output, why con…

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Multiple Streams of Income, Side Hustles and a Bridesmaid for Hire

June 15, 2022

#61: Entrepreneur and author, Jen Glantz joins Chris to talk about how placing an ad on Craigslist as a social experiment changed her life. They also discuss how to turn your passion and natural talents into your primary sou…

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An Entrepreneur Who Loves Traveling and Optimizing Money: The Story of All the Hacks

June 8, 2022

#60: In this episode, your host Chris Hutchins shares his personal and professional story. He also explains how his life experiences, previous jobs and startups, and passion as an optimizer and entrepreneur inspired the crea…

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How Kindness Can Make You Unbeatable at Work and Connect You with Anyone

May 25, 2022

#58: Emmy-award-winning journalist and author Adrienne Bankert joins Chris to talk about how to make kindness your hidden superpower. They also discuss, giving and receiving constructive criticism, cultivating kindness withi…

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Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning

May 18, 2022

#57: Former Navy SEAL Commanding Officer Mike Hayes joins Chris to discuss leadership principles, strategies for successful communication, building confidence, and the most important lessons that he learned while serving in …

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Minimalism and the Things That Matter for a Meaningful Life

April 27, 2022

#54: Minimalist expert and award-winning author, Joshua Becker, joins Chris to talk about the many ways that “things'' get in the way of living a purpose-filled life. They discuss Joshua’s top decluttering strategies, the 8 …

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Hack Your Health (While Still Enjoying Life)

April 13, 2022

#52: Writer and cookbook author Liz Moody joins Chris to discuss health and wellness hacks, including what kind of foods you need to be adding in, supplements, vitamins, cold showers, circadian walks, hydroxyapatite, taping …

Guest: Liz Moody
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Finding Happiness, Success and Deep Purpose

March 9, 2022

#47: Behavioral social scientist Arthur Brooks joins Chris to explore happiness and the different types of intelligence. They also explore the hustle culture, the science of satisfaction, the reverse bucket list, the four go…

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Mastering the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication

March 2, 2022

#46: Vanessa Van Edwards, a master of communication, joins Chris to explore the language of human social cues and what it takes to be charismatic. They also cover the impact that the four primary forms of communication (voca…

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Why 50/50 Doesn't Work: A New Model for Happier Relationships

Feb. 16, 2022

#43: Relationship experts Kaley and Nate Klemp, Ph.D., join Chris and his wife Amy to discuss how to create balance in a relationship. They explore why perfect equality is unrealistic, why you shouldn’t aim for fairness, ho…

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The Power of Regret, Motivation and Good Timing

Feb. 2, 2022

#40: Bestselling Author Daniel Pink joins Chris to discuss how regret works and how it can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and bring greater meaning to our lives. They also talk about Dan’s best hacks,…

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The Language and Actions of Great Leaders

Jan. 26, 2022

#39: Retired Navy Captain and leadership expert David Marquet joins Chris to share the moment in the Navy that completely flipped his understanding of leadership. They discuss why the secret to leadership lies in giving up c…

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Leveraging Performance Psychology with a 3-time Gold Medalist

Jan. 19, 2022

#38: Gold medal olympian and entrepreneur Kerri Walsh Jennings joins Chris to discuss how she's optimized performance in her life and career. Specifically, she explains how she nurtures her body, mind, and spirit. They talk …