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Modern Wisdom

Chris Williamson

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Life lessons from the greatest thinkers on the planet with Chris Williamson. Including guests like David Goggins, Dr Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, Jocko Willink, Dr Andrew Huberman, Dr Julie Smith, Steven Bartlett, Ryan Holiday, James Clear, Robert Greene, Balaji Srinivasan, Steven Pinker, Alex Hormozi, Douglas Murray, Chris Bumstead, James Smith, Dr David Sinclair, Mark Manson and more. Understanding the world is hard. This podcast will help.
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Powerful conversations and interviews about real life psychology, philosophy, psychedelics, spirituality, social dynamics and much more. Our mission is to entertain, provoke, inform, and make you question everything you think you know. Have you ever been on the wrong end of “office politics”? Or lost out to less talented people who are better at “playing the game”? Join us as we our explore Robert Greene’s provocative and compelling study of the 48 Laws of Power, in which he lays bare the ps ...
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Amplify Your Mission is committed to helping entrepreneurs and purpose-driven professionals to increase their reach and revenue. To equip you with the strategies, tools and assets that the top 1% of modern Thought Leaders utilize to attract, serve and monetize their ideal audience. Our mission is to help more experts to help more people with their unique expertise within their industry. *We recently rebranded this podcast to "Amplify YOUR Mission" from 'Awaken Your Alpha' (8 years & 500 epis ...
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