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Vocabulary Quiz
transparent • legitimate • actionable
mindset • trick
  1. A fear of heights is a reason to fear flying.
  2. His answers are not very . They always seem to have two meanings.
  3. He gave me some advice I could easily put into practice.
  4. She often has a of failure.
  5. He has to himself to staying committed to his job.
Comprehension Quiz
Answer the following questions about the interview.

You can check out Dan's two podcasts here:

lifestyle business podcast
website | iTunes page

website | iTunes page

Talk #1 Lifestyle Business Podcast

Dan Andrews from the Lifestye Business Podcast talks about his podcast that combines career and lifestyle.

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Vocabulary Notes: Below are key words and phrases related to the audio. You can download the audio for offline study by right clicking the link and saving them to your computer.

tips and tricks

What are the tips and tricks you could tell other people?

The terms "tips and tricks" refers to simple advice used to improve something. Notice the following:

  1. That cooking class offers lots of tips and tricks.
  2. This book offers lots of tips and tricks for Mac users.


We're transparent.

When something is transparent, it is very clear and easy to see or understand. Notice the following:

  1. This business model is very transparent: create a good product and sell as many items as possible.
  2. The tax code is not very transparent. Few people understand how it works.


We legitimately try to help people as much as we can.

When something is legitimate, that means it is honest, appropriate and acceptable.Notice the following:

  1. Oversleeping is not a legitimate excuse for missing class.
  2. He could not make the party for legitimate reasons.


We're focusing primarily on clear actionable tactical advice.

When something is actionable, that means it can easily be put into practice. Notice the following:

  1. We need to think of actionable ideas for improving sales.
  2. The books is very theoretical, so it does not offer much actionable advice.


The most popular episodes tend to be mindset issues.

A mindset is a way of thinking. Notice the following:

  1. The mindset of a good student is that learning is a long-term process that takes a lot of work.
  2. Champions in the sporting world have the mindset that they are the best.

trick yourself

What is it you can do to trick yourself into being successful?

When you trick yourself, you create ideas or actions that change reality. Notice the following:

  1. I hate fish, so when my girlfriend made it for dinner, I had to trick myself into liking it.
  2. If you want to eat less, you can trick yourself to being full by drinking lots of water.
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