072: Trying to Pursue Many Different Directions at Once and Get Specific by Derek Sivers (Reading Inspirational Blog Posts)

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Episode 72: Trying to Pursue Many Different Directions at Once and Get Specific by Derek Sivers (Reading Inspirational Blog Posts).

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent … Read the rest

071: What You Need to Know Before Starting a New Habit by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Self-Help Post for Productivity)

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Episode 71: What You Need to Know Before Starting a New Habit by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Self-Help Post for Productivity).

Mary Jaksch is an authorized Zen master (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author. She has two nationalities,–English and … Read the rest

070: How a Beggar in Grenada Uses Data to Optimize Donations by Ramit Sethi of IWTYTBR (Similar to Pareto’s 80-20 Principle)

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Episode 70: How a Beggar in Grenada Uses Data to Optimize Donations by Ramit Sethi of IWTYTBR (Similar to Pareto’s 80-20 Principle).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there … Read the rest

069: A Guide to Practical Compassion by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Show Empathy, Gratitude, Grace, and Sympathy for a Happy & Healthy Life of Kindness)

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Episode 69: A Guide to Practical Compassion by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Show Empathy, Gratitude, Grace, and Sympathy for a Happy & Healthy Life of Kindness).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the … Read the rest

068: Having The Talk with a Current or Potential Mate by Mr. Money Mustache (Relationships & Finance: Saving as a Couple)

Retired at age 30, Mr. Money Mustache now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real … Read the rest

067: Whatever You Fear You Must Face by Steve Pavlina (Conquer What You’re Afraid of for Less Anxiety & A Meaningful Life)

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than 100 million visits to his website, StevePavlina.com. He has written more than 1300 articles and recorded many audio programs on a broad range of self-help topics, including productivity, relationships, and spirituality. Steve … Read the rest

066: I Was Not a Minimalist Until I Was by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists (Becoming Expert & Power of Willpower)

The Minimalists (Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus) write about living a meaningful life with less stuff for 4 million readers. As featured on: ABC, CBS, NBC, BBC, TODAY, NPR, TIME, Forbes, The Atlantic, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and National Post. They live in Missoula, Montana.

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065: How to Change or Build Your Career and Seeking Inspiration by Derek Sivers (Cal Newport Idea of Jobs, Work, & Passion)

Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998 after being a professional musician and circus clown. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at … Read the rest

064: Mindful Simplicity: Decluttering, Cleaning & Leaving No Trace by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Meditation While Working)

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing the clutter so we can focus on what’s important, create something amazing, find happiness.

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Episode 64: Mindful Simplicity: Decluttering, … Read the rest

063: How to Make Expensive Purchases by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (You Can Afford to Buy a Luxury Good)

Ramit wants to use money to say YES instead of saying “no” to spending on everything. He knew there was a better way to live a rich life—if we could use psychology to focus on what actually works. Not just for personal finance, but all aspects of life: money, careers, relationships, business, fitness and more.… Read the rest