Ep33: Winning at The Ultimate Game of Life | with Jim Bunch

I can’t believe I’m about to say this…but 2017 is just about to end (which seriously doesn’t even seem possible), which means it’s time to start setting some goals for 2018. If you missed my previous episode with high performance coach Jeanette Goodrich I highly recommend checking that out first because in that interview we talk a lot about setting high level goals and the steps that most people miss when setting their goals.

As I mentioned in that episode, over 92% of people fail to achieve the resolutions and goals they set for themselves, and I want to do everything I can to help you become a member of the “8% club.” And that means not only setting high level goals but also getting dirty in the trenches and taking the right actions every single day to achieve your goals.

Today’s interview is with Jim Bunch who is known as “The Ultimate Life Entrepreneur” and spent years working side-by-side with none other than the Tony Robbins. Jim’s mission is to inspire happiness, health, and wealth worldwide. He is the founder of The Ultimate Game of Life, and in our chat today we dive deep into the topic of how to properly set daily habits that will help you achieve your goals as well as take control of the environments holding you back. Because the only way to achieve the change you desire is approaching your goals the same way you would eat an elephant: One bite at a time.

As a bonus, this interview basically turns into a private coaching session for me personally to help me understand what beliefs and behaviors have held me back from achieving my own goals, so if you’d like a private glimpse into what the process of one-on-one coaching looks like, this is a great (and very intimate) example.

If you’d like to learn more about The Game of Life after listening to this interview and attend Jim’s free ‘Year In Review’ webinar where you can supercharge your goals for 2018, simply visit optimizeyourself.me/gameoflife to learn more and register. I’m definitely attending because I always do a year-end review so by the time January 1st comes along I already have a clear picture in my mind of what my next year will look like.

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Here’s What You’ll Learn:

  • Jim’s background and how he became a lifestyle entrepreneur
  • Grinding vs. Growth (Are you trapped in repetition?)
  • What it’s like to be a part of a personal development seminar SWAT team
  • Subverting the saddening 90+% failure rate for goal achievement
  • Changing your environments rather than relying on willpower alone
  • Determining which daily habits will help you reach your goals
  • Anchor one-habit a month to your environment
  • How to single-out the obstacles that are keeping you from improving
  • Avoiding the Five Hindrances
  • The key to changing is changing gradually

Useful Resources Mentioned:

The Ultimate Game of Life

Year In Review Webinar

Game of Life iOs

Game of Life Google Play 

Game of Life Desktop

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Guest Bio:


Jim Bunch is known as “The Ultimate Life Entrepreneur” whose mission is to inspire happiness, health, and wealth worldwide. As Founder of The Ultimate Game of Life Programs, he and his coaches have helped hundreds of thousands of people in 50 countries achieve major life and business results.

His 2 passions are Technology and Transformation, so whether it’s launching a new business venture or helping an entrepreneur upgrade their life, there’s a common thread you’ll find in whatever Jim Bunch does – and that’s inspiring and bringing out the best in people.

Most recently, Jim launched a social mobile technology company to transform the way people interact on the planet and gained 1Million users in 250+ countries in 79 days. He has over 19 years of professional speaking experience, and has given more than a thousand presentations on Business and Life transformation. Today he writes, lectures and serves as the Chairman of the Board with The US Green Chamber of Commerce.

Show Credits:

This episode was edited by Curtis Fritsch, and the show notes were prepared and published by Jakin Rintelman. Special thanks to Krystle Penhall and Sarah Furie for helping to spread the love!

The original music in the opening and closing of the show is courtesy of Joe Trapanese (who is quite possibly one of the most talented composers on the face of the planet).

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Zack Arnold (ACE) is an award-winning Hollywood film editor & producer (Cobra Kai, Empire, Burn Notice, Unsolved, Glee), a documentary director, father of 2, an American Ninja Warrior, and the creator of Optimize Yourself. He believes we all deserve to love what we do for a living...but not at the expense of our health, our relationships, or our sanity. He provides the education, motivation, and inspiration to help ambitious creative professionals DO better and BE better. “Doing” better means learning how to more effectively manage your time and creative energy so you can produce higher quality work in less time. “Being” better means doing all of the above while still prioritizing the most important people and passions in your life…all without burning out in the process. Click to download Zack’s “Ultimate Guide to Optimizing Your Creativity (And Avoiding Burnout).”