Dec. 6, 2022

13. Becoming a Saint: Ed Sturm's 30-Day Acts of Kindness Challenge

13. Becoming a Saint: Ed Sturm's 30-Day Acts of Kindness Challenge

In this episode, I am joined by Ed Sturm, the founder of Commit Club and creator of viral videos that have reached hundreds of millions of viewers. He is an SEO expert and self-development addict based in Bucharest, Romania. 

In this episode, you will learn the following:

  • Staking Money on Your Ability to Follow Through With a Daily Challenge: Learn about Commit Club, a project designed to help individuals follow through with positive habits.
  • Daily challenges to break bad habits, form good habits, and boost willpower.
  • Doing Good for Others: Discover the power of doing one random act of kindness every day with the "Become a Saint" challenge.

"If you can dream it, you can do it - but let's make doing acts of kindness every day normal, as opposed to people looking at you weird." - Ed Sturm

Episode Timestamps:

[00:56] Introduction to Ed Sturm

[04:14] Commit Club

[06:54] 30-day challenges

[09:02] It's a great incentive to give up smoking

[10:25] Breaking the desire

[12:43] The old days of Cup Scouts and Boy Scouts

[14:12] The Random Acts of Kindness challenge

[15:06] What are you doing to help other people?

[16:42] The reason why animals eat their young

[17:04] Cornerstone habit

[18:22] Ed’s stories when he was living in Ukraine

[20:07] Habit stack your morning

[22:46] Bullying stories

[27:33] Ed was obsessed with pushing his comfort zone

[28:45] Follow-up to the fake celebrity video

[30:54] Staying pretty positive

[33:45] We’re all interconnected

[36:33] Happiness is relative to growing

[37:29] There's never really a plateau – Wim HOF Breathing

[41:51]Close on off call to action