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Mar 29, 2024

Have you ever contemplated the question, “How can I live a good life?” In ancient times, famous Greek and Roman philosophers, such as Aristotle, Plato, and Epictetus, answered this timeless question with one word: “areté,” which translates to “excellence” or “virtue.” However, the word’s deeper meaning refers to being your best self on a moment-to-moment basis. 

In our modern times, how can we each be our best selves moment by moment, particularly when faced with seemingly endless distractions and often negative influences? Brian Johnson, our guest in Episode 182 of The MINDset Game® podcast, seeks to help people achieve their highest potential, with a specific goal of creating a world in which 51% of humanity is flourishing by the year 2051. Brian is the founder and CEO of Heroic Public Benefit Corporation and the author of “Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential.” Defining himself as 50% philosopher and 50% CEO, he’s built and sold two social platforms, helped millions of people from around the world, trained 10,000+ Heroic Coaches from 100+ countries, and created a protocol that science says changes lives. In this week’s episode, Brian discusses the following: 

  • How leaders and changemakers can apply the concept of areté in their daily lives – and tips for pursuing the best version of yourself even when you’re feeling depleted 
  • The concept of anti-fragile resilience, which can help you become even stronger when faced with challenges, and how to develop the protocol that is integral to this type of resilience 
  • How to balance self-compassion with the discipline to hold yourself to higher standards 
  • Why focusing on your own consciousness and factors you can control is particularly important for leaders seeking to create positive change within their organizations, communities, and the world at large 

To learn more about Brian and the Heroic Public Benefit Corporation, visit or look for “Heroic: The Training Platform” in the iOS or Android app stores. 

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