Ready for the Class We Never Had?
After creating PhilosophersNotes on 100 of the top self-development classics, Brian Johnson identified 10 key principles the greatest teachers come back to again and again (and again!).
Discover these 10 Principles of Optimal Living below.
Optimal Living 101 = 20 Classes, 30+ Hours of Content
Covering 10 Principles to Rock Your Greatest Life.
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The Class We Never Had.
Isn't it weird we went from Science to Math to History but never had a class on how to live?! We thought so, too. Learn more
There are No “Secrets.”
Optimal living isn’t about magic genies and the latest gimmicks on manifesting shiny new toys. It’s about living with virtue and integrity — diligently, patiently, persistently and playfully (!) living your ideals. Learn more
10 principles for optimal living.
From old school sages to modern scientists, all the great teachers come back to the same Ideas again and again. We’ll explore the 10 principles for creating our most authentically awesome lives. Learn more
Learn from Brian Johnson.
Led by Brian Johnson, you'll get to experience the man behind PhilosophersNotes sharing his favorite Big Ideas and respond to Q&A from students. Learn more
The Class We Never Had.
Finally, a class on how to rock it.
Isn’t it a bit odd that we went from Science to Math to History but somehow missed the class on how to live? For some wacky reason “Optimal Living 101” didn’t make the schedule…
But imagine if that class did exist—and the teachers included everyone from the old school philosophers like Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Emerson, Nietzsche and the Buddha to modern gurus like Joseph Campbell, Dan Millman, Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle and Wayne Dyer plus the world’s leading positive psychologists like Sonja Lyubomirsky, Tal Ben-Shahar and Martin Seligman who are *scientifically* establishing how we can live with more happiness, meaning and mojo.
Think of Optimal Living 101 as that class we never had.
Imagine having the ability to listen to and re-listen and reinforce optimal living thoughts and strategies over and over again. Do you think your life would change for the better? My life certainly has.
Although I was not able to participate on the live calls every week, I have used the Optimal Living 101 mp3 recordings to listen to the content on a daily basis. The discussions and ideas covered are just that powerful that it is like having a one way conversation with the leading Optimal Living 101 coach in the world today, Mr. Brian Johnson.
I have long been a fan of the Philosopher Notes, but these calls bring those concepts and ideas covered in the notes to life. The recordings reinforce those ideas that not only make us better human beings, but they help improve the world around us as well. It is hard to say I have one favorite session because they are all so good. If you want to bring Optimal Living 101 to life and feel like you are having a one on one conversation with Brian Johnson where he coaches you on all these important concepts, then you can't find a better offer and way to improve your life. I highly recommend the Optimal Living 101 calls and I am sure you will agree they are worth the investment of your time and money.
There are no “Secrets” to Optimal Living.
Focus on the Universal Truths.
Optimal Living 101 is all about tapping into the Universal Truths as taught by the world’s most incredible teachers — from the old school sages like Marcus Aurelius and the Buddha to Ralph Waldo Emerson, Joseph Campbell and Abraham Maslow all the way up to modern teachers and positive psychologists who are establishing what works in creating a life of true meaning, joy, love, appreciation, creativity, wisdom, kindness, generosity, hope, optimism, energy, and enthusiasm.
It’s all about living our truths.
For the record, Optimal Living 101 is NOT about getting rich (or enlightened or whatever) quick. And we’re definitely not going to talk about any “Secrets” that’ll manifest shiny toys at your command. It’s all about INTEGRITY — diligently, patiently, persistently and (very importantly!) playfully embodying our truths and rocking our fundamentals so that what we say is important to us actually aligns with who we are and how we show up in the world in this precious hero’s journey of ours.
I have read a plethora of self help, positive psychology and self development books, but never managed to find the one that really fitted. I am dubious of all these get rich quick schemes, or programs that promise quick results offered over the internet. It is difficult to know who you can trust and what will really offer true value to yourself- Brian believes in sustained growth, honesty and authenticity and Optimal Living definitely embodies this approach. Optimal Living is most definitely the class I never had and I am truly inspired and astonished by the affect it has had on my life. Brian's wisdom and generosity is second to none. His enthusiasm and knowledge is inspiring and his delivery always promises to be passionate, energetic and contagious. "The world needs demonstrators more than it needs teachers"- and Brian is the greatest demonstrator I have ever had the privilege to be introduced to. I hope that you feel inspired to be involved as these will be the most valuable lessons you have ever learned.
~ Vicky from the United Kingdom
The 10 Principles to Authentic Awesomeness.
Focus on the fundamentals to rock your greatest life.
These 10 Principles appear again and again throughout the wisdom literature and are designed to guide you in optimizing your 21st century life. Each week, we’ll discuss the most empowering ideas from the last 2,500 years and give you practical wisdom to help you feel even more on purpose, in integrity, joyful and all that other goodness.
As you embody the ideas that most resonate with you over the 10 weeks and then, most importantly, over the months and years and decades ahead, we think you’ll be blown away by just how authentically awesome your life will be.
Optimal Living 101 is yet another example of how Brian is able to congregate the wisdom of living and dead men and women, and enable you to apply it to your own life - and then actually start LIVING it. That's the difference - Brian bridges the gap, and helps you begin to integrate all this wisdom into your day-to-day life. It's just not something most of us (well, at least not me, anyways) can do on our own... I can't think of anything more valuable. I'm so grateful I found Brian's Philosophers Notes and took Optimal Living 101!
Introducing Your Host, Brian Johnson…
Learn from Brian via presentation + Q & A.
10 principles, 20 classes. Download a 90+ minute class led by Brian Johnson, the creator of PhilosophersNotes as he shares his favorite Big Ideas on each Principle + get an additional 60+ minute "Embodiment" call where Brian dives deeper into the Ideas in dynamic discussions with a small group of students--helping bring the Ideas from the main call to life!
Brian’s style of teaching makes the most revolutionary Ideas easy to grasp and fun to implement. Plus his sense of humor, playfulness, and laid back attitude will make each class an experience you'll to look forward to listening to.
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Why Optimal Living 101?
Because it’s the most important class we never had – 20 classes, 30+ hours of content, 10 principles to optimize your life. Learn more.
What is Optimal Living?
Living with integrity and rocking every part of your life from health and wealth to joy and fulfillment by embodying the 10 principles of authentic awesomeness. Check out the 10 principles
Meet Brian Johnson
Brian loves wisdom. He’s the creator of PhilosophersNotes and enjoys long walks on the beach, happy dances, and of course, optimal living. Meet Brian