Tony Stubblebine: Productivity, Habits & Lift iPhone App

Learn how to unlock your Bulletproof potential from the CEO of the habit-building app, Lift. Tony Stubblebine shares his take on what habits are good to form, and how to develop and sustain those habits by creating a supportive lifestyle. Tony and I also dug deep into the performance and emotional aspects of being a CEO. If you are a productivity hacker or a high performing businessperson, then you do not want to miss this episode!

Tony Stubblebine co-founded Lift based on the idea that positive reinforcement and community support could be deployed universally to help people achieve their goals. Prior to Lift, he was the founder and CEO of CrowdVine Event Social Networks, which builds simple and powerful software to help people connect and meet. He was also a part of the Wesabe launch team, Director of Engineering at and O’Reilly Media, and authored Regular Expression Pocket Reference.

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What You’ll Hear

  •   2:00 – What is the Lift iPhone app?
  •   4:00 – You can’t change what you don’t measure
  •   5:20 – Dave’s top productivity hacks
  •    6:15 – Tony’s top productivity hacks
  •   8:30 – Prioritization and blocking out your calendar
  •   9:00 – The ONE question Tony asks to make important decisions
  • 10:30 – Tony’s system – the value of procrastinating on unimportant things
  • 13:10 – Wisdom from CEOs
  • 15:00 – The research of habits and BJ Fogg (Stanford psychology professor)
  • 16:40 – Philosophy vs. habit
  • 17:45 – Is saying “no” a habit?
  • 18:30 – Dave’s emotional control to work with teams
  • 20:15 – The truth about venture capital associates
  • 21:50 – How Tony took back emotional control as a CEO
  • 24:20 – A funny story on how to accept or reject calls
  • 25:15 – Phone calls, purpose, and how NOT to connect to busy people
  • 26:00 – How to make a good impression as a young professional
  • 28:10 – The body language of saying “yes” or “no”
  • 29:20 – Tony’s most effective hobby for business
  • 30:30 – “Is there an intuition habit you recommend?”
  • 31:30 – The power of “looking for good in the world”
  • 32:40 – Hippie luck
  • 33:35 – Bringing meditation back from the 60s
  • 34:30 – Meditation, performance, and spiritual moments
  • 36:20 – Transforming via 40 years of Zen neurofeedback
  • 38:30 – The ability to “bring it”
  • 39:25 – Biohacking technology, growing up, and your subconscious
  • 40:50 – Brain train to gain new focus skills
  • 42:20 – The value of money vs. your focus
  • 43:30 – How 40 years of Zen changed a waitress’ life
  • 45:00 – The lack of soft skills in school
  • 46:30 – The virtue of laziness and productive people
  • 48:35 – The most popular habits on ‘Lift’
  • 50:00 – Maslow’s hierarchy of goals
  • 51:45 – Top 3 recommendations to be more Bulletproof

Links From The Show


Lift’s How To Meditate page with free guided meditations

Tony’s Personal Website

Twitter – @tonystubblebine

Bulletproof Lift Group

Join the Bulletproof Beginner’s Habit Series: 31 Days of Bulletproof


Louise Hay – You Can Heal Your Life

The 15-Minute Miracle

Performance Retreats

The Esalen Institute

40 years of Zen


Heart Math Inner Balance Sensor for iOS

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