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Do you think opposites attract? In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, we chat about whether or not opposites really do attract in relationships and whether it’s a good idea or not to be in a relationship with someone who is the total opposite of you. The reality is, similarities between personalities and values are key to a long-lasting relationship. What we discuss: 01:32: Do opposites attract? 02:26: Do personalities have to be opposites? 08:10: What does the research say on whether opposites attract or not? 14:11: Is it possible for love to slowly grow over time? Key Takeaways: While many people may be looking for opposites in potential partners to complement their personalities, it could be a better idea to look for similarities.  Your partner’s values must align with your own. This is not something you can compromise on nor would it be a good idea to look for someone with opposite values as yours. My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you have trouble following through with your diet? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Layne Norton about the different reasons why some people can stay on a diet and lose weight, while others aren’t. We discuss whether or not obesity is a choice and the psychological implications behind it that we don’t necessarily realize. Layne also shares how important it is to get your mindset right before you take on the project of changing your life. If you haven’t decided to go all in, you may derail faster than you would expect. Layne Norton is the founder of BioLayne. He created the company to provide ethical, science-based coaching that synthesized real-world experience with evidence-based protocols. In his coaching career, he has turned over 70 people pro and reshaped the way that countless people think about nutrition. To that end, Layne completed a BS in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences, honing his intellectual skills under Dr. Donald Layman, one of the foremost researchers on protein metabolism and fat loss in the world. What we discuss: 01:13: Where did Layne get his education? 04:26: Why do people eat? 05:24: Why are low-carb diets easy to sell? 13:27: How do you rewire yourself after binging? 17:10: Can you still lose weight if you respect your caloric budget intake? 26:49: Why do people gain more weight when getting off weight-loss medication? 38:12: Can workouts satisfy your hunger? 41:10: How much does your Apple Watch overestimate in calorie burning? 43:54: Why do we eat so much after a workout? 47:10: Is obesity a choice? 50:35: What characteristics do people who keep weight off have? 56:13: How many years did Layne’s brother struggle with addiction? 58:35: Are obese people born obese? 1:02:57: Is there a certain diet that is most satiating for people? 1:11:04: Is Diet Coke that bad for you? 1:16:37: How powerful is the placebo effect? 1:23:51: Can most hacks boost your metabolism? 1:26:06: Do women need creatine or testosterone? 1:31:50: How long are Layne’s workouts? Key takeaways: Food addiction is one of the most difficult addictions out there, but it’s not perceived as so by society in comparison to alcohol, drugs, or gambling. The reason why it is harder than any other addiction to get out of is that food is something you must always get your dose of and which you can’t quit - it’s the habit of binging and overeating that you need to quit instead. If you want to change your life, you need to decide to change it. It will be difficult to do to get that new life you want for yourself, you need to leave your old life behind. That’s what most people find difficult. The reason why most diets fail is not the fault of the diet - but of the person following it. That being said, if you want to be able to stick to a diet in the long run, you cannot take an all-or-nothing approach and you need to allow yourself to continue to live your life. This will allow you to stay on track, recover from blunders quicker, and enjoy your life - because diets shouldn’t make your life miserable. Thank you to our sponsors: Get started today with Disney’s Hulu Ad Manager at Get 15% off when you go to To learn more about Layne: Website: Instagram: My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Are you a good listener - or are you a half-ass listener? In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat about why listening skills are one of the most underrated skills for building strong relationships, whether it be in business or your personal life. I give you three tips for becoming a better listener as well as explore the question of whether women are better listeners than men. What we discuss: 01:35: Are you half-ass listening? 02:41: Tip #1: Make eye contact 03:27: Tip #2: Ask questions 04:02: Tip #3: Don’t interrupt people 07:57: Are women better listeners than men? 10:34: Are breaks in conversations okay? Key Takeaways: Learning how to be a good listener is crucial for your success in both your personal and professional life. Listening to people when they talk is how you learn about opportunities, build relationships, and strengthen bonds. If you can’t do that, you’re missing out on a lot of benefits. Your body language is just as important as what you say when the person is done talking. Make sure to show the engagement on your part and interest in what they are saying as you listen to them talk. And when it is your turn to talk, make sure you’re answering in a way that shows you listened to them. My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you really believe that cardiologists recommend Cheerios? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Vani Hari about the lies that multi-billion dollar industries are feeding us every day when it comes to our foods. From misleading statements to paying for health associations to give their seal of approval for their products, the corruption in the food industry is enormous. Vani explains how it’s up to you to watch out for yourself and make informed decisions when buying food for your family. Not only does she provides tips on how you can do that, but she also shares some of the corruption she witnessed first-hand. Vani Hari is an activist that lives in North Carolina and the author of the new book, The Food Babe Way, which guides 21 essential habits she taught herself to take control of her health.  What we discuss: 01:17: How did Vani get started in the food industry? 12:03: How did Vani monetize her blog? 14:43: Who are Vani’s business partners? 19:27: What’s happening in the food industry? 24:38: Do health associations care about our health? 26:57: What is the three questions detox? 34:26: What is the difference between organic and grass-fed? 36:24: What buzzwords do you need to watch out for? 38:10: Why are American companies using better ingredients for overseas consumption but not in the United States? 46:18: How do Vani’s kids eat? 53:00: How can you eat healthy when you’re out and about? 56:47: Where can you find Truvani products? Key takeaways: Our food is corrupted in America. Most of the labels we see on our foods aren’t worth much - they’re pay to play and multi-billion dollar companies have the money to play. For example. health associations are putting their stamps of approval on products in exchange for a large cheque. As a result, these companies are playing with our health as we trust these indications on food packaging as telling the quality of a product we are buying. We need to inform ourselves about what these companies are putting in our food so we can make better decisions at the grocery store. Most food companies in the United States are purposely feeding Americans lower-quality foods using lower-quality ingredients, simply because they can and the regulations allow them to. But when it comes to expanding overseas, these same companies have no issue using better quality ingredients to serve those populations to comply with their regulations over food. Thus, these companies do have the “winning recipe” for making better quality foods here in America but chose not to. You can’t take anything for face value when you’re reading marketing statements on a product’s packaging. Many of these statements can be manipulated to make you believe that products are a lot healthier for you than they are. This is why learning how to read labels and researching what some of the added ingredients are is your best bet for buying foods that aren’t harmful to your health.  Thank you to our sponsors: Get started today with Disney’s Hulu Ad Manager at Sign up for a $1/month trial period at  To learn more about Vani: Website: Instagram: Book: My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, we chat about the difference between being mean and stupid. Oftentimes, people don’t realize that they are doing something mean to you or are acting in a mean manner. In this case, they’re being stupid as they’re ignorant of anything and anyone else beyond themselves.  We also give a few actionable tips on how you can respond to someone who is being mean to you and offended you. What we discuss: 02:31: What’s the difference between being mean and stupid? 03:00: What’s the difference between being dumb and stupid? 06:27: Is common sense not that common? 09:57: Are people purposeful mean? 11:54: What should you do when someone is mean to you? 14:07: What is the definition of mean? 16:07: What is the difference between being mean and doing something mean?  Key takeaways: Most people don’t realize that they are doing something mean to you or are acting in a mean manner. In this case, they’re being stupid as they’re ignorant of anything and anyone else beyond themselves.  Common sense may not feel like it is common, but it’s actually because not everyone has the same thinking behind what they think is common.  Someone who is mean and someone doing something mean is two different things. In one case, that’s who this person is at the core. In the latter, this doesn’t mean they are a mean person.  My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What do you think is more dangerous: breathing in smog or flossing your teeth? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Darin Olien about the invisible fatal conveniences we use and do every day. The world we live in makes us believe we have to but in reality, these conveniences are harming us and the planet.  Darin stresses how important it is to take our health into our own hands, do our own research and due diligence, and make decisions for our health. One should never trust companies to do what’s in our best interest. And the same goes for government agencies, like the FDA, that we think are there to protect us: they aren’t.  Darin Olien is co-host of the Emmy™ Award Winning, #1 Netflix docu-series, Down to Earth with Zac Efron. He has spent nearly 20 years exploring the planet discovering new and underutilized exotic foods and medicinal plants as a Superfood hunter Darin developed, Shakeology. He is also the founder of Barukas™, the most nutrient-dense nut in the world coming from the Savannah “Cerrado” of Brazil. As host of the widely popular podcast The Darin Olien Show, Darin curiously explores people, solutions, and health as well as life’s Fatal Conveniences™ – a segment of the show uncovering modern-day flaws and challenges that may be undermining our health and our environment.   What we discuss: 01:12: What motivated Darin to write his latest book? 09:32: How bad are EMFs for our health? 10:25: What do AirPods do to your health? 24:59: Does airplane mode make your phone safer to look around for you? 26:25: Are our gadgets causing cancer? 27:45: What’s the solution to tracking your health? 30:53: Are the TSA scanners dangerous? 35:53: Is spandex safe? 39:22: Is cotton safer than polyester? 49:16: What is the most shocking fatal convenience? 54:35: How can we learn more about which products are dangerous? 59:10: How sensitive was Darin’s dad to chemicals? 1:02:55: What are the symptoms that you are over-exposed to chemicals? 1:06:33: Is aging cream doing what it claims to do? 1:10:34: How can you turn a fatal convenience into a healthy convenience? 1:12:36: What are the benefits of Barukas nuts? 1:16:19: How is Shakeology different from other brands? 1:20:07: What is Darin’s morning routine? Key takeaways: When it comes to your health, you cannot under any circumstance trust companies to do what’s in your best interest. And the same goes for government agencies, like the FDA, that we think are there to protect us: they aren’t. You need to take your health into your own hands, do your own research and due diligence, and make decisions for your health.  Most fatal conveniences that are in our food can easily be avoided with one simple solution: grow your food. Not only is the produce that you grow yourself best for you, but they eventually become more convenient to eat than to go to the supermarket and picking out supposedly “fresh” produce. Most of the pains, aches, and illnesses we are experiencing are symptoms of over-exposure to chemicals and pollutants. When you start feeling anything other than healthy, it’s a sign that you need to change your lifestyle and be more careful of what it is you ingest, breathe in, and wear. To learn more about Darin: Website: Podcast: Instagram: Book: My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Finding it hard to take care of your health when you’re constantly grinding? In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, I share with you 7 easy health hacks you can start today and almost immediately reap the benefits from.  Oftentimes, we think it will cost us a lot of time, energy, and money to get healthy - but all you need is a few seconds of planning and things you already have at home! What we discuss: 01:19: How hard is it to adopt healthy habits? 01:58: Hack #1: Drink lukewarm lemon water in the morning 05:35: Hack #2: Workout in the morning 06:07: Hack #3: Use cold and hot therapy 07:10: Hack #4: Meditate daily 07:27: Hack #5: Weight-train at least 4x per week 08:41: Hack #6: Prepare healthy-food options 09:21: Hack #7: Get in a good laugh daily Key takeaways: Health doesn’t have to be something complicated; it can be easy and planned ahead of time. Most health hacks you can start doing today and see an immediate result. You don’t need to spend a ton of money to get results. My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you always know what your next calling will be? If not, that’s what we are going to dive into today with guest Andrew McCarthy. Andrew Thomas McCarthy is an actor, travel writer, and television director. He is most known as a member of the Brat Pack, with roles in 1980s films such as St. Elmo's Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Less than Zero. As a director, he is known for his work on Orange Is the New Black. Andrew has had a huge life change and discusses how he found his true self in moments of fearlessness and how you can too. He also discusses how fear can hold us back, his career in the film industry, the habits he’s developed that have played into his success and so much more. What we discuss: 04:07: About Andrew 09:55: Who was Andrew close with? 12:45: Who did Andrew attempt to date? 16:31: Is Andrew still an editor? 17:09: What happened after Andrew stopped acting? 19:19: Did Andrew know he was meant to be a writer? 21:40: What was Andrew’s experience with Orange Is The New Black? 24:41: How did Andrew figure out how to work behind the camera? 29:24: What does Andrew think of plastic surgery? 33:49: When did Andrew realize he made it? 37:36: Does Andrew think he self-sabotaged himself? 45:34: What was Andrew’s most and least favorite movie to film? 50:19: Would Andrew act now? 51:12: What are Andrew’s favorite things to do? 51:53: When is Andrew’s documentary coming out? 55:22: What daily habits does Andrew have? 56:32: What kind of exercise does Andrew do? 57:51: What foods does Andrew eat every day? 01:00:08: When is Andrew’s book coming out? Key takeaways: - You don’t always know what your calling will be, as it won’t always come to you. That’s why it’s important to try out a bunch of things and see what ignites a spark in you. - The feeling of being fearless only needs to be felt for a split-second, to give you the courage to take the first step towards your dreams. - Self-sabotage is usually something we proactively do, but most of us tend to only realize it after the deed is done. Check out Andrew's New Book: Walking with Sam: Find more from Jen: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen Thank you to our sponsors: Try Notion AI for free right now at Get started today with Disney’s Hulu Ad Manager at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you believe in manifestation? In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, we chat about how some components of manifestation are helpful in one’s self-development journey, while others are detrimental. Too many people fall into the trap of believing that their thoughts alone can bring them riches - but the reality is that thoughts don’t do the work for you - only you can. What we discuss: 01:28: Does manifestation work? 03:58: Do we overestimate how much control we have? 08:24: Is manifesting self-care? 10:02: Is the coaching industry giving manifesting a bad wrap? 14:40: How can you avoid getting scammed by a coach in this industry? Key takeaways: There is value in visualizing yourself achieving success, but these thoughts are not enough to experience success in real life. You must put in the work and take action.  Manifestation has become an industry of its own, where coaches have taken over and are preying on people who may want to believe that their thoughts alone can give them everything they desire. Manifestation discards the fact that you are never 100% in control of external factors. The reality is that certain things are far beyond your control and you can’t manifest your way out of it.  My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Would you embark on a 3,000 miles biking journey across America if you were asked to, right now?! In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Jesse Itzler and his crew about the 3,000 miles journey across America they are about to embark on to donate bikes to youth. We discuss what mindset they have about this physically tiring journey, what the mental and physical training for such a challenge is like, and how they prepare for such a big challenge ahead of time. Jesse also shares how he selected this year’s team and what every member of this team believes they will gain from accomplishing this cross-country biking challenge.  What we discuss: 04:27: Why did Jesse want to start this? 07:08: What is everyone’s background? 10:54: What does the training for this type of sport look like? 14:42: What happens if someone needs a break? 16:23: What happens if the weather isn’t in their favor? 18:43: How is nutrition during a challenge like this? 23:17: What are the benefits of these types of challenges? 27:41: How much support does everyone have from their significant other? 30:29: How does one enter the flow state in a challenge like this? 32:35: How did Jesse select his teammates? 42:06: What are the craziest things this team has done? 45:59: What will they do with the footage they get from this challenge? 47:40: How many hours per day do they expect to be on the bike? 48:05: What other things are on their bucket list? Key takeaways: It’s important to spend time with people who are different from you. Different ages, careers, industries, values, and situations expose you to new realities and wisdom you would never have known of before. An even better way to spend time with people who are different from you is during a challenging time; they will expose you to new perspectives you may have never thought of before.  Forcing yourself to take on new challenges that are beyond your comfort zone is what will allow your brain to expand and propel your growth.  Working towards a common goal as a team is what will allow you to get to the finish line. Sometimes, not everyone can pull their equal weight at the same time and that’s part of the game. As long as you all support yourselves in working towards that same goal, you’re set for success. Thank you to our sponsors: Get a free LMNT Sample Pack with any order only when you order through  Get started today with Disney’s Hulu Ad Manager at      To learn more about All Day Running Co.: Website: Instagram: My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What does it mean to be bold? In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with you about what it means to be bold and how you can build your way up to taking bigger, better, and bolder actions. I also share why there’s no need for you to be afraid of coming off as rude when you’re acting bold; there is a big difference between the two. What we discuss: 00:37: What does it mean to be bold? 02:01: What are some examples of being bold? 05:48: What’s the difference between being bold and rude? 09:33: What is a thirst trap? My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Book: Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Would you ever take the chance of faking a sponsorship? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I sit down with Robby Berger, also known as Bob Does Sports, and chat about his journey from being a doorman at The Four Seasons Hotel to being a multi-millionaire content creator. In just a little over two years, Bob has built up an enormous following through different platforms and gigs, such as Bob Does Sports and The Brilliantly Dumb Podcast. He shares with us how he got Yamaha to be his first podcast sponsor, how much money he makes from sponsorships, and how he built a team from scratch. Bob also shares what his morning routine is like and why he believes his audience got so engaged with his content so quickly in the game.  Robby Berger is a podcast host known as the personality "Bobby Fairways" that hosts both the podcast The Brilliantly Dumb Show, and its offshoot show, Bob Does Sports, which is popular on Instagram. Both shows focus on comedy and his fandom for sports, mostly the sport of golf.  What we discuss: 00:28: About Bob 05:18: Why did Bob get a job at The Four Seasons? 15:31: When did Bob quit The Four Seasons? 18:55: Who was Bob’s first sponsor? 24:40: Who was Joey cold-cuts? 29:28: How did Bob grow his audience? 38:21: What did Bob do when he stopped getting paid? 44:01: What happened when Bob started filming golf content? 45:15: Who’s idea was Breezy Golf? 49:17: How much money is Bob making? 54:16: Who is Bob’s manager? 55:29: What is Bob’s sponsorship pricing? 59:20: Is it a real golf tournament that Bob is a part of? 01:04:04: What ownership does Bob have in these different businesses? 01:07:13: Why did Bob break up with his girlfriend? 01:13:42: What deals does Bob have going on right now? 01:18:26: Where are Bob’s favorite bagels from? 01:20:54: What is Bob’s morning routine? 01:27:56: How did Bob’s audience get so engaged? 01:29:17: What food does Bob eat? 01:46:52: Where to learn more about Bob? Key Takeaways: Sometimes you have to fake it until you make it if you want to experience success. While Bob Does Sports has a huge audience and plenty of major sponsors today, he started by faking a year-long sponsorship with Windex to lure potential sponsors in. This allowed him to play his cards right and lock down his first real sponsor, Yamaha. Building a team that cares as much about the business as you do is the key to building something big and worthwhile. In Bob’s experience, he once reached a point where he had no money to pay his editor and he continued to support his content and work for free because he believed in Bob. If it weren’t for his editor, he wouldn’t have the massive audience and success he has today.  Monetizing your audience is something you should look at like any other type of business. There is more than just one way you can generate revenue and it’s certainly not good practice to rely on one source of revenue. In Bob’s case, he makes money through Cameo videos, sponsorships, ads, and merch, and eventually built a Golfing brand.  To learn more about Bob: Instagram: Podcast: Thank you to our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Shopify. Sign up for a $1/month trial period at This episode is sponsored by Organifi. Visit and use the code HUSTLE to save 20% on your order  My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
In this solo episode of the Habits and Hustle podcast, we are joined by my son Dylan. He shares with us the slang words young people are using these days and what they all mean. From where the words come from to how to use them in a sentence, you will come out of this episode as being fluent in trendy slang words. What we discuss: 00:50: What slang words does Dylan know? 01:41: What does it mean to have “rizz”? 03:23: What does it need to be chilling? 04:08: What does it mean to be bussin’? 05:18: What does it mean to say something slaps? 06:22: What does dog water mean? My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Why do men feel intimidated by women who make more money than them? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Matthew Hussey about how one can foster healthy romantic relationships in today’s modern world. We explore how technology may be getting in the way of many people finding “their person” and how it may hinder our ability to make real connections.  Matthew Hussey is the world’s leading dating advice expert for women. He has coached millions of women around the world to help them get the love lives of their dreams.He's a New York Times bestselling author of “Get The Guy,” the relationship columnist for Cosmopolitan magazine and the resident love expert on The Today Show. What we discuss: 00:43: What is Matthew’s professional title? 05:32: Is it normal to feel sad about not finding your person? 07:27: Is technology hindering our ability to create relationships offline? 15:55: How did Matthew become who he is today? 20:43: How did Matthew get started in his line of work? 25:28: How did Matthew learn everything he knows? 29:38: Why do women stay in bad relationships? 31:15: How can you raise your self-worth? 37:11: How can you change your beliefs through curiosity? 47:55: How does jealousy show up in relationships? 54:44: How can we overcome social anxiety? 01:04:14: Why do women not like too much attention from men? 01:08:42: Why do people you are interested in make you feel nervous? 01:14:14: How do stories we tell ourselves affect our relationships? 01:24:34: What are the top 3 things that men are the most attractive to in women? 01:36:16: How can standards impact your relationships? 01:37:50: Do men really want a woman who is more successful than them? 01:46:40: What are the two most common questions Matthew receives? Key takeaways: The cure to changing the beliefs about yourself it is to become curious about yourself. Too often, we get stuck in a rut of doing things the same ways and then wondering why we can’t separate ourselves from a certain belief we want to eliminate. To do that, you need to become curious about your current situation and look for ways you can move differently to change your perception of yourself and these beliefs. Social anxiety in dating is something that many of us feel. However, what we fail to realize is that being shy is, in a way, you being selfish. This is because when you are shy, you are withholding empathy and compassion from someone who is in the same room as you and may need it. Thus, looking as your shyness as a way of you doing a disservice to others is one of the many ways you can get yourself to come out of your shell. The reason why a lot of people stay in relationships that they should leave is not always due to low self-worth. Sometimes it’s due to the fact that they don’t know what beast it is they’re dealing with. When someone has high self-worth and was raised in a very healthy environment, they may not be able to recognize when they are being played by a narcissist or being gaslit. As a result, they stay in relationships where they aren’t aware of how toxic it is. Thank you to our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Hostinger. Visit and use promo code HABITS for an extra 10% off. This episode is sponsored by Notion. Visit to try out Notion AI for free. This episode is sponsored by Organifi. Visit and use the code HUSTLE to save 20% on your order  To learn more about Matthew: Take the quiz: Website: YouTube: Instagram: @thematthewhussey My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you believe your capabilities are out of this world? While having confidence in yourself and having the audacity to pursue your goals is the key to actually achieving your goals, there is such a thing as too much confidence. In fact, some people might actually be delusional about their capabilities and that may come back to bite them at some point in the future. In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, we chat about the Dunning-Krueger Effect and what we believe is the right amount of self-confidence. What we discuss: 00:45: What is the Dunning-Krueger Effect? 2:31: What is the right amount of self-confidence? 04:45: Is it better to think you are too good or not good enough? 07:32: What’s the difference between confident and cocky? 08:12: How much delusion is too much? Key takeaways: The Dunning-Krueger Effect is an effect occurs when a person's lack of knowledge and skills in a certain area cause them to overestimate their own competence. By contrast, this effect also causes those who excel in a given area to think the task is simple for everyone, and underestimate their relative abilities as well. In our society, being overly confident is shunned upon. People tend to feel uncomfortable around those who are too confident and mistakenly take it for cockiness instead of self-confidence. Thus, it’s important to find a balance in the thoughts you have of your capabilities. You must give yourself the credit for what you are great at, but also acknowledge there is always place for growth and for you to be even better. My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
How much do you get done when you’re multi-tasking? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Ozan Varol about the importance of staying focused on only one thing at a time to maximize productivity, how to stop overthinking, and why we need to learn how to quit. He also shares the importance of taking some time to do nothing, such as staring out a window. Oftentimes, sitting with your thoughts is more productive than answering emails. Ozan Varol is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor, #1 bestselling author, and internationally acclaimed speaker. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in creativity, innovation, and critical thinking. He helps industry-leading organizations reimagine the status quo with moonshot thinking. What we discuss: 02:03: What does it mean to escape conformity? 04:10: Why should we unlearn the habits we have picked up? 08:44: Why should you stop multi-tasking? 11:43: What’s the tinfoil-wrapped chocolate theory? 15:18: What is Ozan’s villain story? 17:22: What made Ozan want to write a book about nonconformity? 21:26: Can quitting be the solution? 24:54: Is persistence always the answer? 25:21: Where can you find the courage to quit? 28:51: Why are you still doing things the same way? 34:12: What are the adverse reactions to meditations? 39:01: What about Ozan doesn’t fit into the bucket of being a rocket scientist? 43:18: How can we stop overthinking? 46:26: How can we become more resilient? 52:26: What’s the worst piece of advice that Ozan has received? 55:26: What is a brain attic? 01:01:22: Why you should stop calling your office “the office”? Key Takeaways: Experimenting beats overthinking every single time. Oftentimes, we spend a lot of time thinking about the plan for a new project we want to work on. The problem with that is we often get stuck in this stage, as it gives us the illusion we’re making progress when in reality, we’ve made no progress at all. That’s why it’s important that you skip the overthinking and overplanning stage and instead, experiment. By taking action, you learn quickly enough the things you’ve been trying to find out by “thinking” and can adapt quicker.  Knowing when to quit is just as important as knowing when you need to keep pushing. Sometimes, the job you have isn’t cutting it anymore, and quitting it is what will bring you to your next level. In other cases, your business may feel impossible to break even but you need to keep pushing. Whatever it is you are doing or want to accomplish, it’s important you know how to quit and put your foot on the pedal. Most of the habits we have picked up were habits created by other people who ingrained them into us. They thought for us, and we simply take on what they pass on without questioning it. However, that’s no way to live through life as a life of conformity is in no way a fruitful one. You are meant to use your thinking skills to ideate a life you want for yourself and put it into play. Thank you to our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Hostinger. Visit and use promo code HABITS for an extra 10% off. Go to and use code HUSTLE for 20% off your entire order. To learn more about Ozan: Website: Book: My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Are you rejecting yourself before anyone else has the chance to? In this solo episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with you about self-rejection. I go over what it means, why we do it, what are some of the symptoms you are self-rejecting, and what you can do to overcome it. I also explain the difference between self-rejection and self-sabotage. What we discuss: 01:04: What is self-rejection? 03:51: Self-rejection vs Self-sabotage: what’s the difference? 06:46: How to overcome self-rejection Key takeaways: Self-rejection is when you reject yourself first, to avoid others rejecting you. When you self-reject, you put more value on others' thoughts and opinions than your own opinion of yourself.  Symptoms of self-rejection tend to evolve around self-punitive habits such as turning down or not accepting compliments, turning down opportunities you are being presented with, and bringing other people down based on things you see in yourself. To overcome self-rejection, you must replace a bad habit with a good one. This means learning how to accept compliments, learning how to become less judgemental of others and yourself, and taking a chance on yourself when presented with great opportunities.  My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
What we discuss: 00:34: About David 03:06: What is an action archetype? 05:11: Can we fit into more than one archetype? 07:43: How can you overcome fear? 09:11: How can being a comedian help you overcome fear? 10:41: What is the burn archetype? 12:14: What happens if you don’t become aware of your past burns? 13:56: What do your pressure points say about your emotions? 16:18: What is the inopportune archetype? 18:19: How can you get over this inopportune feeling? 20:44: What is self-efficacy? 26:22: How did David become a coach? 29:05: What does it take to be an NBA coach? 39:32: What role does ego play in people giving you a chance? 42:12: Which players did David work with? 45:38: How much do coaches in the NBA make? 48:36: Did David’s uncle help him get involved with the Raptors? 51:50: What is the perfectionist archetype? 53:45: How can you get over perfectionism? 01:03:10: Where can you learn more about David? Key Takeaways: When we fail to take action, it’s usually due to some type of fear that is holding us back. David Nurse explains how we classify these types of fears by something he calls “action archetypes”. Some of us fall into the perfectionist archetype, where we don’t take action unless we feel everything is perfect. Other people fall into the inopportune archetype, where we feel like we can’t take action because it’s not the right time and/or right conditions. Whichever archetype you fall into, it’s crucial to become aware of it so you can get yourself out of it and start taking action. To overcome fear, you need to look at yourself from a different point of view other than the one where you have access to your internal thoughts. David’s advice is to look at yourself as a comedy show. What he means here is to take a step back when you’re experiencing fear to observe yourself. Go from being the actor in the comedy show to being the viewer. When you do this, don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself. This will help you put in perspective how your fears may be irrational and that you’re capable of getting through them.  It’s great to have confidence in yourself and a high level of self-esteem, but it’s not enough to have one or the other. What you need is to have both of these traits and then combine them with action. It’s through having high levels of confidence, and self-esteem, and taking action that you develop self-efficacy. Thank you to our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Hostinger. Visit and use promo code HABITS for an extra 10% off. This episode is sponsored by Everyplate. Visit and use code HUSTLE149 and get a special price of $1.49 per meal to get started This episode is sponsored by LMNT. Visit and get a free sample pack with any order. This episode is sponsored by Organifi. Visit and use the code HUSTLE to save 20% on your order  To learn more about David: Website: Book: Do It: The Life-Changing Power of Taking Action  Instagram: @davidnursenba My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Do you know what it means to have drip? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, we go through a list of slang terms used by Gen Z in every day life and on social media. We go through what these slang terms mean, how to use them in a sentence, and where they originate from. What we discuss: 01:17: What does “drip” mean? 02:25: What does “extra” mean? 03:31: What does “it is giving” means? 05:51: What does “rizz” mean? 06:44: What does “ touch grass” mean? 07:17: What are the top 10 slang words? 09:10: What is a “simp”? Takeaways: Many of the slang words young people are using these days are borrowed from other languages, other cultures, and other countries. Examples include British terms such as “lads” as a synonym to men and “ savage” from Black culture to describe someone who is not holding back. Slang words come in and out of style every few months. This cycle is further sped-up due to the speed at which social media distributes the new terms, making adoption of these terms a lot faster.  My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Did you know feelings of shame can physically appear in your body? In this episode of Habits and Hustle, I chat with Dr. Will Cole about shame-flammation. Given that your body is a cellular library of the thoughts, emotions, and traumas you live, these cells can deeply impact your health and express themselves through autoimmune and metabolic issues. We also chat about the different supplements you can take to support your nervous system, and gut health, and reduce inflammation. What we discuss: 01:33: Will’s latest books 04:18: Why is gut health not adopted by modern medicine? 06:37: What are the root causes of chronic illnesses? 09:49: What illnesses correlate with shame? 12:28: What is shame-flammation? 14:10: How can you heal your shame? 19:37: How can you support your vagal tone? 26:29: How can people who are Type A appease their vagal nerve? 29:16: What other ways can you heal your feelings? 36:30: What are the symptoms of gut health issues? 38:19: Does inflammation cause depression? 41:13: What are the symptoms of IBS? 45:09: How do probiotics help with gut health? 50:40: What is the issue with magnesium? 51:30: What other supplements should you take? 55:04: Is ashwagandha necessary for our nervous system? 57:25: How does basil enhance your health? 1:00:03: Can we become allergic to foods we often eat? 01:03:33: What’s the difference between allergies and intolerance? 01:04:27: What are the signs you have a dysregulated system? 01:06:59: Where can you learn more about Dr. Will? Thank you to our sponsors: This episode is sponsored by Hostinger. Visit and use promo code HABITS for an extra 10% off. This episode is sponsored by Notion. Visit to try out Notion AI for free. To learn more about Dr. Will: Buy Gut Feelings: Healing The Shame-Fuled Relationship Between What You Eat and How You Feel here: Visit Dr. Will’s website here: My links: Website: Instagram: @therealjencohen  Key Takeaways: Shame-flammation is a concept where most of the inflammation that is behind the common diseases and illnesses we experience is caused by the feeling of shame and/or guilt. The reason why these strong feelings of guilt and shame cause inflammation is that our body is composed of millions of cells, which all carry the weight of our thoughts and our emotions. When we constantly feel these negative emotions, our cells build up a library of these negative thoughts. As a result, our negative emotions make us physically ill through inflammation as this library becomes the make-up of our bodies. Most of the imbalances that we experience in our body, such as hormonal imbalances, are a symptom of an imbalance in our gut microbiome. When we constantly feed ourselves the wrong things, whether they be food or thoughts, our gut’s health deteriorates, which in turn can make us develop mental health issues such as anxiety and depression that are difficult to treat.  Dysregulation in our body manifests its way through different physical signs and emotional signs. To regain control over this dysregulation from an emotional perspective, it’s important to focus on supporting your vagus tone. What you want to do is to find a meditation type that works for you and your lifestyle and stick to it to bring your body back to a parasympathetic state. Once you learn to appease your mind, you learn to appease your gut and reduce inflammation in your body.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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