Update: Live tickets are SOLD OUT! Digital access tickets/recordings are still available & discounted for a limited time! Click here to learn more.

The Experience

Think Better, Live Better is the go-to training event for anyone serious about taking action to reclaim their happiness and realize their true potential. It will help you wake up every day and live with a full sense of purpose, even if you've tried everything else. If you've been wanting a way to work and interact directly with experts who care, this is it!

This conference is packed full of practical content and unforgettably inspiring lessons for living a more positive and productive life. But this is more than an event. It's a training experience that will give you proven tools to identify and transform the negative, self-limiting beliefs and behaviors that keep you stuck.

From proven ways to foster healthier relationships to actions engineered to help you let go of painful experiences and emotions, the talks and workshops at this event will inspire and equip you to become your most effective self.

Think Better, Live Better is your gateway to the life you planned on living.

You won't leave "Think Better, Live Better" with a notebook full of ideas and nothing checked off your to-do list. You'll set into motion a realistic plan you can keep improving on for years to come.

We will guide you step-by-step through mental strength training exercises and refocus your mind on the powerful truths that make the fastest and most effective impact on your personal and professional desires and goals.

This day will be made up of actionable talks, workshops and interactive panels from some of the brightest minds in personal growth.

The Process

Over the course of the day, you will learn and begin to use a proven set of tools for reducing needless stress and increasing positive results in four core areas:

Personal/Professional Happiness:

  • Establishing daily happiness rituals
  • Staying positive and focused in toxic environments
  • Handling internal and external interruptions to happiness


  • Generating motivation even when you feel defeated
  • Starting on things you're supposed to do (beating procrastination)
  • Overcoming life's inevitable problems and obstacles efficiently

Successful Results:

  • Getting unstuck and making progress after adversity and failure
  • Rituals for eliminating mental fatigue and negativity
  • Working out where to go next when you're uncertain

Life Balance and Relationships:

  • How to know you're doing enough (managing expectations, including your own)
  • Maintaining healthy relationships and dealing with toxic relationships
  • Setting and enforcing boundaries

Talks and Workshops

The Beliefs that Hold You Back & The Questions that Will Set You Free (Marc & Angel Chernoff) – Learn a new way to think, and master a new way to be. Everything changes when you ask yourself the right questions. Questions become thoughts, thoughts become words, words become actions, and action becomes character. And when times get tough, it’s the strength of our character that sees us through. This session will change your inner dialogue. Feel your stress fade away as you learn how to see untrue thoughts, practice self-compassion, and turn damaging self-talk sessions into joyous, grateful, and intentional rituals.

Overcoming Procrastination & Roadblocks to Do What Matters (Joshua Becker) – Discover the secrets of making time vs. finding time, and letting momentum build naturally. In this session you will learn to simplify your life, eliminate the excess, and rediscover the lost time to focus on the few things that truly matter to you.

Conquering Mental Fatigue (Courtney Carver) – Your past lapses in willpower were not because your body or your mind is weaker than other people, it’s just that you didn’t have a proven system for conserving and bolstering your willpower. In this session you will learn the shortcuts for managing your willpower and minimizing decision fatigue. Even when you get tired and down on yourself, the tools provided will push you through and help you make the right decisions.

Start Finishing (Charlie Gilkey) – Play to your strengths. Choose your target before you aim. Don’t go alone. It’s easy to make your efforts 10x more productive, and that’s what this session will teach you how to do – it covers three proven strategies to simplify your plans, enjoy the process, and do your very best work, personally and professionally.

Deal with Devastating Discouragement the Easy Way (Carla Birnberg) – The worst enemy to productivity and creativity is self-pity. You know this, and yet you often feel discouraged and defeated. Maybe more often than you’d like to admit. That’s OK. We all do. We aren’t machines, constantly charged up and ready to fire on all cylinders. We are human, which means we falter, we doubt, and we feel pain sometimes. But with the tools and strategies you gain from this session, you will be able to bounce back in record time. It's time to practice little tricks of the mind that have a real, instant effect on reality.

Setting and Sticking to Personal Boundaries (Mike Vardy) – Having healthy boundaries means respecting and understanding what your personal limits are. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and living a productive life. Setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill that can be honed too. Unfortunately, it’s a skill that many of never learn. We might pick up tips here and there from our life experiences, but for the most part boundary-building is a relatively fuzzy concept and a challenging one.

Living The Perfect Day (Karl Staib) – In order to live a fulfilling life – you need to define what the ideal version of your life is, one day at a time. From there, it’s easy to reverse engineer the core components we need in order to achieve the lifestyle you desire, such as what type of projects you work on, how much money you want to make, and who the people you want to surround yourself with are. Unfortunately, most people in our society have the reverse mindset of determining what type of lifestyle they need to have in order to satisfy their personal and professional goals. If you take this session seriously, you will begin making more conscious decisions about how you spend your time and what you focus on. And even if you don’t make a lot of changes immediately, you’ll learn a lot about yourself based on the information you acquire.

Owning a Meaningful Life & Conquering Fear (Kendra Wright) – You can have anything you want it life, but the first person you’re going to have to convince is yourself. In Kendra's own words: "When I started THINKING bigger, I started LIVING bigger. You can call it woo-woo all you want. But you know what isn’t woo-woo? Massively increasing my income. Attracting a rewarding career that let’s me work from anywhere in the world. Traveling any time I want, any where I want, without asking for permission. All of those… came straight from expanding my thinking." In this session you will discover how to overcome the odds and immediately inject meaning and excitement into your daily routines.

Smart Ways to Deal with Toxic Relationships (Marc & Angel Chernoff) – There’s been a lot of scientific research into healthy and happy relationships over the past few decades that have allowed people in the know to build their mental strength against toxic relationships and toxic relationship behaviors. And that’s exactly what this session is all about. Ready to learn about the most common types of toxic relationships and how to detoxify them? Excellent!

The Outcome (How Your Life Will Be Different Afterwards)

Everyone comes to Think Better, Live Better with a slightly different mindset and therefore gets something different out of the experience. But here's a good idea of what you could experience:

  • Gain the clarity needed to understand life’s toughest situations along with the vision of how to get through them with confidence, and making lasting progress.
  • Escape the faulty logic and myths that hold you hostage from advancing on your goals with the energy and resolve that already lives inside you.
  • Simplify your everyday life, decluttering it of all the physical, emotional, and psychological baggage that holds you back and keeps you stuck.
  • Become more well-rounded in your ability to diagnose your emotions and how to master them to make the most of any moment, anytime and anywhere.
  • Develop the instincts and skills to positively develop your most important relationships in a direction that fosters mutual respect, genuine affection, and lifelong trust. (And how to let go of toxic relationships when necessary.)
  • Elevate your sense of purpose and your impact with others at home, at work, and in your community as your true self shines with greater self-worth, gratitude, and positivity.

Of course, all that hinges on you actually joining us on January 9th, 2016. If you don't want to merely wonder if there's a better way, but would rather find out how to begin thinking better and living better every day, then don't miss the Think Better, Live Better conference!

Your Presenters

Marc & Angel Chernoff

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, courses, and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, love, and peace.

Get their tools to identify and transform the limiting beliefs that keep you stuck at their website, Marc and Angel Hack Life.

Joshua Becker

Joshua Becker inspires people to consider the practical benefits of owning less and living more. His rational approach to minimalism has made him one of today’s leading voices in the simple-living movement. He is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist and the best-selling author of Simplify and Clutterfree with Kids. Currently, he lives in sunny Peoria, Arizona with his wife and two young kids.

Charlie Gilkey

Charlie Gilkey is a best-selling author, speaker, blogger, podcaster, and business strategist. His website, Productive Flourishing, has been visited by nearly 3 million people and his tools, worksheets, and planners have been downloaded nearly 1 million times. He’s taught thousands of people how to go from idea to impact using simple, but powerful approaches that tap into their strengths and genius.

Courtney Carver

Courtney Carver offers a gentle approach for simplifying life and work on Be More with Less so you can focus on what really matters. As a simplicity author and speaker, she helps people make space in their homes, time in their lives, and love in their hearts to eliminate stress and live with ease. She created minimalist fashion Project 333, which has been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, and lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband and daughter.

Carla Birnberg

Carla Birnberg is an award-winning writer, speaker, healthy living and fitness expert, community builder, and social media maven. With “unapologetically myself” as her motto, Birnberg encourages others to carve their own unique paths to longer, healthier, and more vibrant lives. She has been published in Woman’s Day, the Wall Street Journal, Runner’s World, Better Homes and Gardens, and Health, in addition to numerous other publications. Shape magazine named Birnberg one of the top 15 fitness gurus to follow on Twitter, alongside Jillian Michaels, and Fitness magazine listed Birnberg’s blog as one of their favorites.

Mike Vardy

Mike Vardy is a husband, father, writer, speaker, and productivity strategist (or "productivityist" for short).

In addition to being the founder and chief writer at Productivityist, he has given talks on productivity and technology, including a TEDx talk, a panel at SXSW, and facilitating a three-day workshop for creativeLIVE. He currently hosts The Productivityist Podcast, a weekly show that examines personal productivity and tactical approaches to work and life.

Mike lives in Victoria, BC, Canada with his amazing wife, daughter, and son.

Kendra Wright

Kendra Wright is a online business strategist, writer, and professional experience collector. She specializes in helping others break through comfort zone limitations, productivity slumps, and creating work life balance in a fast paced world (without abandoning the inner hustle). When she isn't poaching wifi from coffee shops across the globe or growing online businesses, you'll find her stringing words together at HeyKendra.com or collecting her latest adventure.

Karl Staib

Karl Staib, the founder of Domino Connection, helps companies turn customer feedback into an opportunity for growth. He enlightens professionals to the ways in which feedback from friends, coworkers, and customers can help us improve our relationships. When you can learn how to frame the feedback constructively, you will be able to use it to your benefit professionally and personally.


On January 9th and 10th the first ever THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER event will take over downtown Austin, Texas. Our plan of action? To have fun and create meaningful change.

We will kick off the day with a series of keynote conversations that will set the tone for the day and take you deep into the "Think Better, Live Better" topics of mindset and motivation.

We’ll then transition to workshop trainings which use interactive exercises that will enhance your ability to take more effective action in the areas that are important to you.

Saturday Event
7:30am Registration
9:00am Keynotes
12:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm Workshops
5:00pm Main Event Close
8:30pm Afterparty

On Sunday, the day after the official festivities, the activities on the schedule are optional. The times and location will be announced to ticket holders on the day of the event.

Sunday Event
TBD Marc and Angel Meetup
TBD Productivity Meetup
TBD Journaling and Mindset Meetup
TBD Minimalism and Intentional Living Meetup

Think Better, Live Better will be held at the W Austin

200 Lavaca Street Austin, Texas, USA, 78701
+1 (512) 542-3600 www.whotelaustin.com
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Getting There

Driving to Austin

From I-35 North:

Go South on I-35. Take exit 235A toward 15th StMerge onto N Interstate 35 Frontage RdTurn right onto E 15th St. Turn left onto Guadalupe St. Turn left onto W 2nd St/Live Oak St/W Willie Nelson Blvd. Turn left onto Lavaca St. Destination will be on the left.

From I-35 South:

Follow I-35 N to N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd in Austin. Take exit 234B from I-35 N. Merge onto N Interstate 35 FrontageRd. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto E 1st St/E Cesar Chavez St. Turn right onto Lavaca St. Destination will be on the left.

From Loop 1 (N. Mo-pac):

Follow TX-1 Loop S/Loop 1 S to W Cesar Chavez St. Take the 5th Street/Cesar Chavez Street exit from TX-1 LoopS/Loop 1 S. Follow W Cesar Chavez St to Lavaca St. Use the left lane to turn left onto Lavaca St. Destination will be onthe left

From Loop 1 (S. Mo-pac):

Get on TX-1 Loop N/Loop 1 N. Take the 5th St exit from TX-1 Loop N/Loop 1 N. Follow W Cesar Chavez St to Lavaca St. Use the left lane to turn left onto Lavaca St. Destination will be on the left.

Flying to Austin (from within USA)

Fly into AUS (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport) on any of the major US carriers: SouthWest, United, Delta or American Airlines. (11 miles to W)

Flying to Austin (from Asia)

You'll have to transit at a major west coast airport hub.

Our suggestions: LAX (Los Angeles) or SFO (San Francisco).

If flying from a smaller Asian city, we recommend transiting through Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei or Tokyo-Narita.

Flying to Austin (from Europe)

You may have to transit at a major east coast airport hub.

Our suggestions: IAH (Houston), IAD (Washington-Dulles) or YYZ (Toronto).

You can also fly direct with British Airways or American Airlines from major European capitals.


We've arranged a special conference rate with the W Austin for all our attendees - you'll be provided with a special online booking link once your ticket is confirmed.

The standard rate (at time of writing) is $382/night. We've managed to secure a special rate of $250/night just for our attendees!

General faqs

Tickets are normally $399 but until Friday they are only $199 for people living in Texas.

  • Direct access to Marc and Angel and all speakers throughout the day who are there to help you.
  • Access to all the keynotes and workshops.
  • Access to the official afterparty on the evening of the event.
  • Meetups the day after the main event which dive in on the topics of happiness, journaling, productivity and intentional living.

Please see The Schedule above.

Absolutely not!

We don't get anything out of you staying at the W Austin - we just want our attendees to get the best deal and have the best experience possible!

Absolutely. All confirmed attendees will be given access to a private Facebook group/event where you can contact other attendees and organize shared rooms.

Why yes you can. Just make sure that they pick up their own ticket as well.

Because all seating is allocated to individual attendees at this event, we have a strict 7-day refund policy.

Praise for Marc & Angel's Events, Coaching, and Products

"At the live event you hosted today, I feel, literally, like you were speaking to me about a big career decision I’m in the middle of making. Your wisdom hits home like a grand slam. You are helping me live a life that feels right to me, not one that looks right to others. You are helping me make life-changing promises to myself, and keep them. Thank you for your wonderful offerings from your course, website, newsletters, book, and live events."

- Fay D.

Seattle, WA

"Marc and Angel, I just want to say thanks for our coaching sessions. You have helped me on my journey from a very dark place. You guys are wonderful/amazing people with a job with so much purpose. I feel I am in a pretty strong mindset now and I'm ready to go to court tomorrow to fight the good fight for my children. It was a privilege to speak with you both and work through your happiness course material. I look forward to continuing my personal growth journey with you."

- Cammy F.

Sydney, Australia

"Your guidance has really been a perfect launching pad for getting me back on track in my life. It's exactly what I needed to help implement the principles you discuss on your blog and in your book. In fact, my wife and I both find your advice insightful and inspiring. You've really helped us think about our life and relationship more effectively. Your recent event in Florida has helped us see the positives in some pretty darn tough situations life has thrown at us in the past few months. And I love that your course is structured in such a way that we can dive in and out of lessons at any time for just the specific guidance we need. Thank you for everything."

- Stuart G.

San Diego, CA

Marc and Angel, I just wanted to let you know how much your daily guidance makes a difference in my life. You have picked me up during some of my lowest points. Your writing and guidance really hits home for me, and provides me a daily dose of self-awareness and comfort. I really can't thank you both enough! Best Regards

- Conor M.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hi Angel and Marc. Your advice often seems like it’s tailored just for me. Your emails and articles speak to me as I contemplate making positive changes in my life. I was finding it hard to articulate the changes I wanted to make as I turn 50 tomorrow, and your thoughts have helped me finally make a decision I feel great about. Synchronicity perhaps, but I had tears in my eyes when I realized I had finally figured it out. Thank you. Keep sharing your wisdom!

- Gail M.

Dallas, TX

Last year you guys got me through one of the hardest times of my life and now things are a million times better. Due primarily to the words of encouragement and strategies I received from you, I am a stronger and happier human being. Thank you

- Katie S.

Ontario, Canada

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The "Think Better, Live Better" live event is SOLD OUT.

Digital access tickets/recordings are still available and discounted for a limited time!

Although the live version of the event is sold out, hundreds of people have emailed us asking if there is a way to watch the event online or purchase a recorded version. The answer is yes!

Due to high demand (100+ requests over the past two weeks), we've decided to extend the "Think Better, Live Better" Digital Access Half Off deal until May 31.

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