Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism

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I read you the best content on personal development, minimalism, productivity, and more, with author permission. Think of Optimal Living Daily as an audioblog or blogcast where the best blogs are narrated for you for free. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/optimal-living-daily/support

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1673: Moonlit Bubbles, Spooky Mangroves and Sleeping Iguanas by Bradley Charbonneau of Pass The Sour Cream
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Bradley Charbonneau of Pass The Sour Cream shares a story of moonlit bubbles, spooky mangroves and sleeping iguanas.

Episode 1673: Moonlit Bubbles, Spooky Mangroves and Sleeping Iguanas by Bradley Charbonneau of Pass The Sour Cream

Bradley Charbonneau's dad died in 2015 and it was as if, for the first time, that he realized we were mortal and had only this life to live. Unless you're a cat, but he wasn't a cat and he wasn't living the life he thought that he was supposed to live. Since then, he's been writing. Every Single Day. Bradley's now published 12 books, closed down the company he founded (and realized he hated), and moved his family to Europe. It doesn't cost him energy, it provides him with energy. Every Single Day. It all started with a single decision to write every day. When are you going to start living the life you were meant to live?

The original post is located here: https://passthesourcream.com/moonlit-bubbles-spooky-mangroves-and-sleeping-iguanas/

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Jul 10, 2020
1672: 4 Easy Steps to Finding Your Purpose by Dr. Russell Thackeray of Qedod on Simple Process for Life Planning
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Dr. Russell Thackeray of Qedod shares 4 easy steps to finding your purpose.

Episode 1672: 4 Easy Steps to Finding Your Purpose by Dr. Russell Thackeray of Qedod on Simple Process for Life Planning

Dr. Russell Thackeray is an expert at assisting people and organisations drive change, achieve goals and win, in a constant and sustainable way. A psychologist, coach and hypnotherapist, Dr. Thackeray regularly works with the ‘soft issues’ in business by building the strong culture and emotional and mental toughness that allows people to thrive, whatever life throws at them.

The original post is located here: https://qedod.com/4-steps-finding-purpose/

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Jul 09, 2020
1671: Stop Chasing, Start Feeling by Ilan Ferdman of MindBender on Setting Goals & Choosing To Be Happy
668

Ilan Ferdman of MindBender.co shares why you should stop chasing and start feeling.

Episode 1671: Stop Chasing, Start Feeling by Ilan Ferdman of MindBender on Setting Goals & Choosing To Be Happy

Ilan & Guy Ferdman are the founders of Satori Prime. They happen to be blood brothers and real-life best friends. They coach people and companies all over the world in leadership, personal development, and spiritual growth. They've built multiple 7-figure businesses while maintaining a high-quality life, filled with lots of travel, family time, and unique personal growth experiences. Teaching others how to have it all in every area of life, is their heart's work.

The original post is located here: https://mindbender.co/stop-chasing-start-feeling/

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Jul 08, 2020
1670: Summer's Most Magical Moments Happen Around the Campfire by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim
509

Jay and Heather Harrington of Life and Whim on how summer's most magical moments happen around the campfire.

Episode 1670: Summer's Most Magical Moments Happen Around the Campfire by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim

Jay and Heather Harrington are the husband and wife team behind Life and Whim. They started Life and Whim after moving their family to Traverse City, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, to break the script of their life and reimagine what's possible. They live in pursuit of a purposeful, meaningful, active, and simple life.

The original post is located here: https://www.lifeandwhim.com/first-moments-blog/summers-magical-moments-happen-around-campfire

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Jul 07, 2020
1669: Connecting Through Simplicity AND Are You Living Your Highest, Best Life? by Kristine Klussman on Simple Living
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2 posts from Kristine Klussman on connecting through simplicity and living your highest, best life.

Episode 1669: Connecting Through Simplicity AND Are You Living Your Highest, Best Life? by Kristine Klussman on Simple Living

Kristine Klussman specialized in Health Psychology (Behavioral Medicine) at Harvard Medical School, then founded and ran the Health Psychology program and post-doctoral training programs at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She found her work with cancer and cardiac patients inspiring, uplifiting, and humbling. She found so many of those going through life-threatening illness were - sometimes for the first time in their lives - absolutely clear what truly mattered to them: authenticity and connection. In 2016, she founded a non-profit to focus full-time on trying to understand, explain and teach what she now believes is the single most meaningful and rewarding aspect of our existence.

The original posts are located here: https://www.kristineklussman.com/connecting-through-simplicity/ & https://www.kristineklussman.com/living-highest-best-life/

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Jul 06, 2020
1668: 6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Positive Self-Talk
502

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel shares 6 conversations you need to have with yourself.

Episode 1668: 6 Conversations You Need To Have With Yourself by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Positive Self-Talk

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, 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, course and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
Marc and Angel's New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a guide to spark sustainable action - and to return to whenever needed. It's available online at http://www.marcandangel.com/book/ and on Amazon.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/06/18/6-conversations-you-need-to-have-with-yourself/

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Jul 05, 2020
1667: When Adventure Calls by Kat Medina on How To Live Every Day with A Traveler's Mindset
480

Kat Medina shares her thoughts on when adventure calls.

Episode 1667: When Adventure Calls by Kat Medina on How To Live Every Day with A Traveler's Mindset

As a child, Kat Medina wanted to be MacGyver when she grew up. Now, as the founder and Creative Director of a Silicon Valley startup, she's become a well-traveled bookworm who finds creative solutions to entrepreneurial challenges with the resourcefulness of a figurative shoelace, paperclip, and bubblegum. Her forthcoming book, The Joys of Jet Lag, explores the most valuable lessons she's learned during the process and shares the keys to creating a life of adventure through an openhearted approach to living. These insights, when embodied and applied, have the potential to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary and craft unbridled joy and fulfillment, no matter where you are.

The original post is located here: https://www.katmedina.com/article?id=calling

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Jul 04, 2020
1666: The ABCs of Mindful Living: Authenticity, Balance & Compassion AND Mindful Teaching by Ira Israel on Mindfulness
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2 short posts from Ira Israel on mindful living and mindful teaching.

Episode 1666: The ABCs of Mindful Living: Authenticity, Balance & Compassion AND Mindful Teaching by Ira Israel on Mindfulness

Since 2011, Ira Israel has been working in private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #31) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #50646), teaching sold-out transformational workshops, producing a series of best-selling mindfulness DVDs, and writing about psychology, philosophy, Buddhism, yoga, film, art, music & literature for the Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Mind Body Green, Thrive Global, Medium and Quora.

The original posts are located here: https://iraisrael.com/the-abcs-of-mindful-living-authenticity-balance-compassion/ & https://iraisrael.com/mindful-teaching/

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Jul 03, 2020
1665: Before Letting Go, Allow Yourself to Feel by Laure Carter on The Release Method & Sedona Method
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Laure Carter shares her thoughts on allowing yourself to feel before letting go.

Episode 1665: Before Letting Go, Allow Yourself to Feel by Laure Carter on The Release Method & Sedona Method

Laure Carter is on a mission to bring the perennial wisdom of Ayurveda to women, especially women of color around the world. Her multi-cultural upbringing in both the US, Paris and Martinique as well as practicing Yoga and meditation at a young age uniquely prepared her for this calling. She helps women shift from a restrictive diet approach to a health and balance approach to weight loss and wellness.

The original post is located here: https://www.laurecarter.com/before-letting-go-allow/

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Jul 02, 2020
1664: Oh, Linda by Josie Michelle Davis on The Distraction of Technology & How To Live In The Moment
376

Josie Michelle Davis shares her thoughts on the distraction of technology.

Episode 1664: Oh, Linda by Josie Michelle Davis on The Distraction of Technology & How To Live In The Moment

Josie Michelle Davis is a full time stylist, a writer, and a lover of rescue mutts. She's a bit of a jack-of-all-trades and she spent years blogging DIYs and outfits. These days she's more focused on helping others learn how to change their mindset to achieve big goals.

The original post is located here: https://josiemichelledavis.com/blog/2019/1/17/kfbuxno36o6nmsvwsgeipm9a1kpac1

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Jul 01, 2020
1663: Meditation: Make It What You Want It To Be - A Personal Experience of Meditation by Amy Pawlukiewicz
485

Amy Pawlukiewicz with If It Brings You Joy shares a personal experience of meditation.

Episode 1663: Meditation: Make It What You Want It To Be - A Personal Experience of Meditation by Amy Pawlukiewicz

Ellen Burgan is a midlife woman who loves to have fun, yet has a big appreciation for the art of relaxation. She prefers to live spontaneously and go where the wind blows. If It Brings You Joy is a blog that inspires ideas to make life a little better for yourself and others. Ellen has a passion for bringing joy to her life and share her ideas with you.

The original post is located here: https://ifitbringsyoujoy.com/meditation-getting-started/

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Jun 30, 2020
1662: Why Minimalism Is Essential To Doing More Of What Matters by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Creating Space
510

Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch shares why minimalism is essential to doing more of what matters.

Episode 1662: Why Minimalism Is Essential To Doing More Of What Matters by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Creating Space

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
Check out Anthony's new book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/minimalism-essential/

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Jun 29, 2020
1661: Choosing Your Response by Angelina Lee of Exploring Plan Be on How To Be More Mindful & Practice Mindfulness
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Angelina Lee of Exploring Plan Be on choosing your response.

Episode 1661: Choosing Your Response by Angelina Lee of Exploring Plan Be on How To Be More Mindful & Practice Mindfulness

Angelina Lee hails from a small island in the Caribbean. She is a wife, mother of three and an Attorney-at-Law by profession. Join her as she seeks to delve deeper into the art of being. Fully, unapologetically and honestly being.

The original post is located here: https://exploringplanbe.com/choosing-your-response/

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Jun 28, 2020
1660: 6 Ways to Find Joy When Nothing is Going Right by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back on Resiliency
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Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back shares 6 ways to find joy when nothing is going right.

Episode 1660: 6 Ways to Find Joy When Nothing is Going Right by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back on Resiliency

Michael Blankenship wants you to know that he gets it if you're tired, you're burnt out and you're sick of doing the same thing every day, quickly marching toward a grave stone with nothing interesting written on its face. Michael felt that way once, but one day, everything changed. Once he'd taken back control of his life, he realized that his gusto - that lightly glowing ember inside all of us - was just waiting to be reignited, waiting for torch to touch coals and set it ablaze. He believes the same thing is possible for you, no matter how far gone you are.

The original post is located here: https://www.getyourgustoback.com/6-ways-to-find-joy-when-nothing-is-going-right/

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Jun 27, 2020
1659: Want to Change Something? Start Now, Before You’re Ready by Jeff Goins of Goins Writer on Inspirational Advice
613

Jeff Goins of Goins Writer shares his thoughts on starting before you're ready to change something.

Episode 1659: Want to Change Something? Start Now, Before You’re Ready by Jeff Goins of Goins Writer on Inspirational Advice

Jeff Goins is the best-selling author of five books including The Art of Work and Real Artists Don't Starve. On his blog, he shares his thoughts on writing, life, and creative work.

The original post is located here:
https://goinswriter.com/start/

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Jun 26, 2020
1658: What Bungee Jumping Taught Me About Visualization by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Mental Training
478

Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue shares what bungee jumping taught her about visualization.

Episode 1658: What Bungee Jumping Taught Me About Visualization by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Mental Training

Helene Massicotte blogs about living life on your terms and experiencing true personal freedom. She describes herself as a person in search of all that life has to offer and who has built a life that enables her to do just that. No more, no less. She chose to retire from corporate life in her mid-thirties because it wasn't in line with what she wanted anymore.

The original post is located here:
http://www.freetopursue.com/blog/2014/9/3/what-bungee-jumping-taught-me-about-self-control

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Jun 25, 2020
1657: How To Take Complete Control Over The Direction Of Your Life by Benjamin Hardy on Internal Locus of Control
510

Benjamin Hardy shares how to take complete control over the direction of your life.

Episode 1657: How To Take Complete Control Over The Direction Of Your Life by Benjamin Hardy on Internal Locus of Control

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here: https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/how-to-take-complete-control-over-the-direction-of-your-life-ba3d8c2ce70f

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Jun 24, 2020
1656: When Denis Met Patty by Nicholas Kraft of Live Happy on The Search for Happiness & A Happy Life
478

Nicholas Kraft with Live Happy shares a story from the search for happiness.

Episode 1656: When Denis Met Patty by Nicholas Kraft of Live Happy on The Search for Happiness & A Happy Life

Live Happy takes you on a journey to find your authentic happiness in life, at work and at home through inspiring stories and hands-on tips rooted in the science of positive psychology.

The original post is located here: https://www.livehappy.com//blogs/documenting-happiness/when-denis-met-patty

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Jun 23, 2020
1655: The Greatest Secret to Productivity That No One is Talking About by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less
466

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares the greatest secret to productivity that no one is talking about.

Episode 1655: The Greatest Secret to Productivity That No One is Talking About by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/productivitysecret/

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Jun 22, 2020
1654: The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on Intentional Planning
684

Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist shares his thoughts on the lost practice of resting one day each week.

Episode 1654: The Lost Practice of Resting One Day Each Week by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on Intentional Planning

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/resting/

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Jun 21, 2020
1653: Uncertainty Can Be Our Best Friend by Allison Carmen on A Secret To Happiness & Peaceful with the Unknown
474

Allison Carmen shares how uncertainty can be our best friend.

Episode 1653: Uncertainty Can Be Our Best Friend by Allison Carmen on A Secret To Happiness & Peaceful with the Unknown

Allison Carmen holds a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation. After working for a large law firm in Manhattan, Allison founded her own law firm and built a successful practice focusing on real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. After 15 years of practicing law, Allison transitioned her practice into business consulting, business coaching and life coaching. Today, Allison’s clients range from owners of multi-million dollar companies to artists, actors, writers, and parents. She's also the host of the podcast: 10 Minutes to Less Suffering.

The original post is located here: http://www.allisoncarmen.com/uncertainty-can-be-our-best-friend/

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Jun 20, 2020
1652: Stimulation and How I Learned to Love Dishwashing by Tynan on The Challenge of Internal Happiness
578

Tynan shares his thoughts on stimulation and how he learned to love dishwashing.

Episode 1652: Stimulation and How I Learned to Love Dishwashing by Tynan on The Challenge of Internal Happiness

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/stimulate

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Jun 19, 2020
1651: I Am Awake by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry on Weathering the Storm & Appreciation in Troubling Times
511

Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry shares her thoughts on difficult times.

Episode 1651: I Am Awake by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry on Weathering the Storm & Appreciation in Troubling Times

Elana Miller is a psychiatrist based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves to write, read, and make music. Elana received her B.A. in psychology at Harvard University before studying at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. I completed my psychiatry residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was nominated as a UCLA Exceptional Physician.

The original post is located here: https://zenpsychiatry.com/i-am-awake/

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Jun 18, 2020
1650: Prove to Me My Thoughts Create My Reality! by TK Coleman on The Law of Attraction
495

T.K. Coleman on prove to me that my thoughts create my reality.

Episode 1650: Prove to Me My Thoughts Create My Reality! by TK Coleman on The Law of Attraction

T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.

The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2011/08/08/prove-to-me-my-thoughts-create-my-reality/

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Jun 17, 2020
1649: Why Does Being Present Matter? AND Do You Take Things Personally? by Genevieve Douglass with Woopaah
585

2 short posts from Genevieve Douglass with Woopaah on why does being present matter and do you take things personally.

Episode 1649: Why Does Being Present Matter? AND Do You Take Things Personally? by Genevieve Douglass with Woopaah

Stella Grizont works with over achievers who are seeking deeper career fulfillment and with organizations who are dedicated to elevating the well-being of their employees. She studied Economics at Columbia University's Barnard College and was one of the first 150 people to earn a Masters in the Applied Positive Psychology (aka the science of happiness) from the University of Pennsylvania. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and toddler, who continue to teach her what life is all about.

The original post is located here:
https://www.woopaah.com/blog/2013/8/29/why-does-being-present-matter.html & https://www.woopaah.com/blog/2013/8/1/do-you-take-things-personally.html

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Jun 16, 2020
1648: The Sense of Loss in a Big Adventure by Chris Guillebeau on Living In The Moment & Gratitude
591

Chris Guillebeau shares his thoughts on the sense of loss in a big adventure.

Episode 1648: The Sense of Loss in a Big Adventure by Chris Guillebeau on Living In The Moment & Gratitude

Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. He is the author of 5 books and his daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.

The original post is located here: https://chrisguillebeau.com/the-sense-of-loss-in-a-big-adventure/

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Jun 15, 2020
1647: The New Currency by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on The Importance of Time Over Money
599

Andrew James of Establishing The Self shares his thoughts on the new currency.

Episode 1647: The New Currency by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on The Importance of Time Over Money

Establishing the Self is a frequently updated collection of philosophically themed short essays aimed at interpreting the Human Condition as well as encouraging self-improvement, self-betterment, and self-preservation.

The original post is located here: https://www.establishingtheself.com/home/the-new-currency

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Jun 14, 2020
1646: We Can Run But We Can't Hide by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on Reflection & Personal Growth
471

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress shares her thoughts on reflection.

Episode 1646: We Can Run But We Can't Hide by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on Reflection & Personal Growth

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui's mission as a Joyful Living Educator is to help messy humans like herself quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison and fear to show up fully to their imperfect and beautiful lives and/or businesses. Her message can be summed up in 3 sentences: You're imperfect; Life is messy; Show up anyway. Krista will help you figure out how. She has a new Seasonal Mindfulness Journal available here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/52-mondays/

The original post is located here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/can-run-cant-hide/

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Jun 13, 2020
1645: Reframe Your Stress so You Can Accomplish What You Truly Desire by Karl Staib of Bring Gratitude
544

Karl Staib of Bring Gratitude shares his thoughts on reframing your stress so that you can accomplish what you truly desire.

Episode 1645: Reframe Your Stress so You Can Accomplish What You Truly Desire by Karl Staib of Bring Gratitude

Karl Staib is an author that seeks out growth at every turn. It's why he writes. He wants to process his thoughts and emotions, learn from them and share them with the world. He grew up in a little town in Pennsylvania called Pipersville. He moved to Austin, TX in this mid twenties and now he is living in San Antonio with his wife and two boys. If you enjoy his writing, he encourages you to reach out to him at BringGratitude.com. He wants to hear about how you've learned to grow from your own struggles. When his father passed it was focusing on gratitude that helped him get through one of the most difficult times in his life. It taught him the importance of bringing gratitude to every single situation. Whether it's a difficult situation like his father's death or amazing one like drinking ice cold tea by the river with his son. That's why he wants to bring more gratitude into the workplace. His work inside a fortune 500 company that regularly ranks in top 10 for best place to work has shown him the importance of gratitude and how it increases productivity and communication. If you want to learn more just go to BringGratitude.com. He is also a big fan of traveling, meditation, Yoga, hikes in lush terrain and his family.

The original post is located here: https://bringgratitude.com/reframe-your-stress-so-you-can-accomplish-what-you-truly-desire/

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Jun 12, 2020
1644: Look It Up and Learn by Michaela Newey with The Good Life Manifesto on How To Have A Growth Mindset & Confidence
374

Michaela Newey with The Good Life Manifesto shares her thoughts on learning.

Episode 1644: Look It Up and Learn by Michaela Newey with The Good Life Manifesto on How To Have A Growth Mindset & Confidence

Ludovic is the visionary and founder of The Good Life Manifesto. The Manifesto has been created over his life so far, from a very early age. Influenced by his life experiences and growing up with the advice of his very money savvy mother, Ludovic not only helms The Good Life Manifesto, but also provides guidance on personal development and finance.

Ludovic loves to travel, and has a great passion for animals in general and birds in particular, and he has many birds living and traveling with him. He also loves to eat a lot more than one would think!

The original post is located here: https://www.thegoodlifemanifesto.com/look-it-up/

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Jun 11, 2020
1643: My Reality or Yours by Steve Pavlina on Objective Thinking & Belief Systems
592

Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts on objective thinking.

Episode 1643: My Reality or Yours by Steve Pavlina on Objective Thinking & Belief Systems

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 has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/03/my-reality-or-yours/

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Jun 10, 2020
1642: 8 Signs You're A Perfectionist by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Finding Your Own Path to Personal Growth
530

Mia of She Dreams All Day shares 8 signs you're a perfectionist.

Episode 1642: 8 Signs You're A Perfectionist by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Finding Your Own Path to Personal Growth

She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers.

The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/signs-youre-a-perfectionist/

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Jun 09, 2020
1641: What Taking A Break Can Teach You About Self Care by Randi Kay of Naturally Randi Kay on Mental Health Reset
472

Randi Kay of Naturally Randi Kay shares what taking a break can teach you about self care.

Episode 1641: What Taking A Break Can Teach You About Self Care by Randi Kay of Naturally Randi Kay on Mental Health Reset

Randi Kay is on a mission to shift the health culture by educating and empowering you to make every area of life a healing opportunity.

She would like to offer you knowledge and tangible tools to use to make self care a way of life. To make it a ritual and a practice as common as brushing your teeth.

Self care isn't some fluffy spa treatment or some idea that stays in the land of hopes and dreams. It's real and available to you right now. And she's here to give you some guidance, support, and a place to start.

The original posts are located here:
http://www.naturallyrandikay.com/blog/selfcarebreaks

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Jun 08, 2020
1640: A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Finding Focus by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Mindfulness Practice
760

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares a guide to overcoming procrastination and finding focus.

Episode 1640: A Guide to Overcoming Procrastination & Finding Focus by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Mindfulness Practice

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.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/focusguide

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Jun 07, 2020
1639: Make Your Everyday Place Your Happy Place by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Mental Health
527

Jay and Heather Harrington of Life and Whim on making your everyday place your happy place.

Episode 1639: Make Your Everyday Place Your Happy Place by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Mental Health

Jay and Heather Harrington are the husband and wife team behind Life and Whim. They started Life and Whim after moving their family to Traverse City, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, to break the script of their life and reimagine what's possible. They live in pursuit of a purposeful, meaningful, active, and simple life.

The original post is located here: https://www.lifeandwhim.com/first-moments-blog/2019/make-everyday-place-your-happy-place

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Jun 06, 2020
1638: What I Learned from Writing Every Day by Isaac Morehouse on Personal Development & Growth Mindset
488

Isaac Morehouse shares what he learned from writing every day.

Episode 1638: What I Learned from Writing Every Day by Isaac Morehouse on Personal Development & Growth Mindset

Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an awesome startup apprenticeship program making degrees irrelevant for careers. He is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. He's written some books, done some podcasting, and is always experimenting with self-directed living and learning. When he's not with his wife and kids or building his company, he can be found smoking cigars, playing guitars, singing, reading, writing, getting angry watching sports teams from his home state of Michigan, or enjoying the beach.

The original post is located here: https://isaacmorehouse.com/2016/02/26/what-i-learned-from-writing-every-day/

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Jun 05, 2020
1637: The Metric of Struggle by Greg Audino on How To Use Empathy To Connect & Understand Other People
570

Greg Audino shares his thoughts on the metric of struggle.

Episode 1637: The Metric of Struggle by Greg Audino on How To Use Empathy To Connect & Understand Other People

Greg Audino is both a certified life coach and an actor. He combines his passions to create short and digestible videos which shine new light on the turbulent areas of life that many of us already have our minds made up about. Constantly seeking to share new insight, Audino uses humor and a variety of PG-13 examples to offer a refreshing and more relatable approach to self-development. TV fanatics can find him with principle roles on shows like Westworld, Now Apocalypse, NCIS:LA, and Jane the Virgin to name a few. Greg's videos, as well as information about becoming a life coaching client of his, can be found at gregaudino.com.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/invisible-illness/the-metric-of-struggle-5705ef229228

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Jun 04, 2020
1636: 4 MUST KNOW Habits of All Highly Successful People by Brian Tracy on How To Fulfill Your Unlimited Potential
542

Brian Tracy shares 4 must know habits of all highly successful people.

Episode 1636: 4 MUST KNOW Habits of All Highly Successful People by Brian Tracy on How To Fulfill Your Unlimited Potential

Brian Tracy's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

The original post is located here: https://www.briantracy.com/blog/general/habits-of-successful-people-self-concept-positive-thinking/

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Jun 03, 2020
1635: Everything is a Choice by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on How To Feel More Empowered
422

Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People shares why everything is a choice.

Episode 1635: Everything is a Choice by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on How To Feel More Empowered

Cylon George is a spiritual chaplain, musician, devoted husband, and busy dad of six. He loves listening to people’s stories and helping them gain perspective on life’s opportunities and challenges. The mission of his blog is to help busy people thrive in their spiritual lives so they can live with more joy, peace, purpose, and meaning.

The original post is located here:
https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/everything-is-a-choice

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Jun 02, 2020
1634: What's Stopping You From Starting (And What To Do About It) by Shirley of Daring Living on Procrastination
460

Shirley of Daring Living shares her thoughts on procrastination and how to get started.

Episode 1634: What's Stopping You From Starting (And What To Do About It) by Shirley of Daring Living on Procrastination

Shirley is a Certified Life Coach who helps driven women create joy and success through brain-based coaching, self compassion, and emotional resilience.

The original post is located here:
https://daringliving.com/starting/

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Jun 01, 2020
1633: Sculpting Your Best Self: How Self-Improvement is Best Done Through Sculpting Others by Michael Mehlberg
536

Michael Mehlberg shares how self-improvement is best done through sculpting others.

Episode 1633: Sculpting Your Best Self: How Self-Improvement is Best Done Through Sculpting Others by Michael Mehlberg

Michael Mehlberg is an entrepreneur and certified agile project manager who specializes in productivity and organization systems. His blog has been called "The Owners Manual to an Awesome Life" and helps high-achieving entrepreneurs master their life and business - crushing their goals, living their passion, and finding purpose, balance, and excellence in all they do.

The original post is located here:
https://michaelmehlberg.com/blog/2019/9/7/sculpting-your-best-self-how-self-improvement-is-best-done-through-sculpting-others

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May 31, 2020
1632: It's Ok to Stop Doing It All by Zoe Kim with No Sidebar on Intentional Living & Creating Space in Life
439

Zoe Kim with No Sidebar shares why it's ok to stop doing it all.

Episode 1632: It's Ok to Stop Doing It All by Zoe Kim with No Sidebar on Intentional Living & Creating Space in Life

No Sidebar was created by Brian Gardner and is all about designing a simpler life. He and the contributing authors want to help you figure out what's getting in your way, at home and at work. They want to help you let go of distractions, online and off--to turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul.

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/stop/

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May 30, 2020
1631: Appropriation by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on Intentional Spending & Conscious Consumer Spending
443

Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle shares his thoughts on intentional spending.

Episode 1631: Appropriation by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on Intentional Spending & Conscious Consumer Spending

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who co-founded a publishing company and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

The original post is located here: https://exilelifestyle.com/appropriation/

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May 29, 2020
1630: 7 Strategies for Effective Daily Habits by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Habit Stacking & Personal Growth
407

Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch shares 7 strategies for effective daily habits.

Episode 1630: 7 Strategies for Effective Daily Habits by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Habit Stacking & Personal Growth

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
Check out Anthony's new book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/effective-daily-habits/

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May 28, 2020
1629: The Power of No by Chikodi Chima with NirAndFar on How To Get Clear & Focus on Your Goals
432

Chikodi Chima with Nir And Far shares the power of no.

Episode 1629: The Power of No by Chikodi Chima with NirAndFar on How To Get Clear & Focus on Your Goals

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”
Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn).
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2013/09/the-power-of-no.html

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May 27, 2020
1628: The Worst Loss of All by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Enjoying Life & Mindful Experiences
458

Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue shares her thoughts on the worst loss of all.

Episode 1628: The Worst Loss of All by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Enjoying Life & Mindful Experiences

Helene Massicotte blogs about living life on your terms and experiencing true personal freedom. She describes herself as a person in search of all that life has to offer and who has built a life that enables her to do just that. No more, no less. She chose to retire from corporate life in her mid-thirties because it wasn't in line with what she wanted anymore.

The original post is located here:
http://www.freetopursue.com/blog/2015/11/24/the-worst-loss-of-all

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May 26, 2020
1627: One Thing Unhappy People Refuse to Do for Themselves by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Self Love & Acceptance
530

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel shares one thing unhappy people refuse to do for themselves.

Episode 1627: One Thing Unhappy People Refuse to Do for Themselves by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Self Love & Acceptance

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, 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, course and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
Marc and Angel's New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a guide to spark sustainable action - and to return to whenever needed. It's available online at http://www.marcandangel.com/book/ and on Amazon.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/11/22/one-thing-unhappy-people-refuse-to-do-for-themselves/

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May 25, 2020
1626: So What Is Resilience And Why Is It So Important To Have In Our Daily Lives? by Allison Carmen on Resiliency
437

Allison Carmen shares her thoughts on the importance of resilience in our daily lives.

Episode 1626: So What Is Resilience And Why Is It So Important To Have In Our Daily Lives? by Allison Carmen on Resiliency

Allison Carmen holds a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation. After working for a large law firm in Manhattan, Allison founded her own law firm and built a successful practice focusing on real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. After 15 years of practicing law, Allison transitioned her practice into business consulting, business coaching and life coaching. Today, Allison’s clients range from owners of multi-million dollar companies to artists, actors, writers, and parents. She's also the host of the podcast: 10 Minutes to Less Suffering.

The original post is located here: http://www.allisoncarmen.com/so-what-is-resilience-and-why-is-it-so-important-to-have-in-our-daily-lives/

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May 24, 2020
1625: Tips to Attract What You Want in Life with the Law of Attraction by Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy
471

Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy shares tips to attract what you want in life with the law of attraction.

Episode 1625: Tips to Attract What You Want in Life with the Law of Attraction by Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy

Ellen Burgan is a midlife woman who loves to have fun, yet has a big appreciation for the art of relaxation. She prefers to live spontaneously and go where the wind blows. If It Brings You Joy is a blog that inspires ideas to make life a little better for yourself and others. Ellen has a passion for bringing joy to her life and share her ideas with you.

The original post is located here: https://ifitbringsyoujoy.com/let-go-of-the-little-things/

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May 23, 2020
1624: This Simple Strategy Decreases Anxiety And Fear by Benjamin Hardy on How to Focus on An Internal Locus of Control
571

Benjamin Hardy shares a simple strategy that decreases anxiety and fear.

Episode 1624: This Simple Strategy Decreases Anxiety And Fear by Benjamin Hardy on How to Focus on An Internal Locus of Control

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here: https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/this-simple-strategy-will-decrease-your-anxiety-and-fears-6d696b1c3165

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May 22, 2020
1623: Three Mistakes. The Path to Success by James Altucher on How To Lead A Successful Life & Personal Growth
657

James Altucher shares his thoughts on the path to success.

Episode 1623: Three Mistakes. The Path to Success by James Altucher on How To Lead A Successful Life & Personal Growth

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/three-mistakes-the-path-to-success/

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May 21, 2020
1622: Which Oxygen Mask Will You Choose? by Adi Redzic on How To Fulfill Your Potential & Motivation for A Better Life
514

Adi Redzic asks which oxygen mask will you choose.

Episode 1622: Which Oxygen Mask Will You Choose? by Adi Redzic on How To Fulfill Your Potential & Motivation for A Better Life

Adi Redzic is an award-winning life, business, and leadership coach, entrepreneur, author of two books, and motivational speaker. From a war-torn childhood to meetings at The White House, Adi has proven the possibility of change and growth.

The original post is located here: https://www.adiredzic.com/journal/2019/1/18/which-oxygen-mask-will-you-choose

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May 20, 2020
1621: Maybe Variety isn't the Spice of Life by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Productivity Hacks
542

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares why maybe variety isn't the spice of life.

Episode 1621: Maybe Variety isn't the Spice of Life by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Productivity Hacks

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/spicy/

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May 19, 2020
1620: An Excerpt from the book Think Like A Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol on Simple Strategies to Improve Your Life
578

An excerpt from the book Think Like A Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol.

Episode 1620: An Excerpt from the book Think Like A Rocket Scientist by Ozan Varol on Simple Strategies to Improve Your Life

Ozan Varol is the author of the bestselling book Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life. He's a husband. Dog father. Law professor. Soccer lover. Movie watcher who still gets Netflix DVDs in the mail.

Ozan is dedicated to helping people like you to dream big and reimagine the status quo. He believes that outdated conventional wisdom holds us back. He believes that society has seduced us into assuming that flying lower is safer than flying higher, that coasting is better than soaring, and that small dreams are wiser than bigger ones. Ozan believes that reimagining—not just resisting—the status quo is the key to unlocking our full potential.

Learn more about the book here:
https://ozanvarol.com/books/

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May 18, 2020
1619: [Part 2] On Transforming the Judgmental Mind: Stories From 7 Days of Silence by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry
586

Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry shares her thoughts on transforming the judgmental mind. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1619: [Part 2] On Transforming the Judgmental Mind: Stories From 7 Days of Silence by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry

Elana Miller is a psychiatrist based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves to write, read, and make music. Elana received her B.A. in psychology at Harvard University before studying at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. I completed my psychiatry residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was nominated as a UCLA Exceptional Physician.

The original post is located here: https://zenpsychiatry.com/judgmental-mind/

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May 17, 2020
1618: [Part 1] On Transforming the Judgmental Mind: Stories From 7 Days of Silence by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry
582

Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry shares her thoughts on transforming the judgmental mind. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1618: [Part 1] On Transforming the Judgmental Mind: Stories From 7 Days of Silence by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry

Elana Miller is a psychiatrist based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves to write, read, and make music. Elana received her B.A. in psychology at Harvard University before studying at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. I completed my psychiatry residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was nominated as a UCLA Exceptional Physician.

The original post is located here: https://zenpsychiatry.com/judgmental-mind/

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May 16, 2020
1617: 1 Mindfulness Practice to Fall in Love with Your Life by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on Relaxing & Downtime
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Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise shares 1 mindfulness practice to fall in love with your life.

Episode 1617: 1 Mindfulness Practice to Fall in Love with Your Life by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on Relaxing & Downtime

Rachel Shanken is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and now a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. Her philosophy is simple: what you seek is already within you. In the busy lives we lead, it's sometimes difficult to stop, listen and access the knowledge that resides deep inside of ourselves. Using a whole-body, client-centered approach, her passion is to: support you with listening to your own internal wisdom, assist you with connecting to what you really want and help to empower you in taking steps toward achieving your goals.

The original post is located here: https://mindbodywise.com/blog/1-mindfulness-practcie-to-fall-in-love-with-your-life/

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May 15, 2020
1616: How to Wait Less by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Enjoying Life by Living in the Moment & Appreciation
537

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares how to wait less.

Episode 1616: How to Wait Less by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Enjoying Life by Living in the Moment & Appreciation

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.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/wait

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May 14, 2020
1615: Learning to Listen for a Life of Purpose, Health & JOY by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress
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Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on learning to listen for a life of purpose, health and joy.

Episode 1615: Learning to Listen for a Life of Purpose, Health & JOY by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui's mission as a Joyful Living Educator is to help messy humans like herself quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison and fear to show up fully to their imperfect and beautiful lives and/or businesses. Her message can be summed up in 3 sentences: You're imperfect; Life is messy; Show up anyway. Krista will help you figure out how. She has a new Seasonal Mindfulness Journal available here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/52-mondays/

The original post is located here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/learning-listen-life-purpose-health-joy/

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May 13, 2020
1614: Break Free From Goals by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on How To Be Happy While Focusing on Personal Growth
453

Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on breaking free from goals.

Episode 1614: Break Free From Goals by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on How To Be Happy While Focusing on Personal Growth

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.

The original post is located here: https://mnmlist.com/goals

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May 12, 2020
1613: How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most by Jeff Goins with Becoming Minimalist on Simple Living & Letting Go
478

Jeff Goins with Becoming Minimalist shares how stuff robs us of those we love the most.

Episode 1613: How Stuff Robs Us of Those We Love the Most by Jeff Goins with Becoming Minimalist on Simple Living & Letting Go

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/stuff-vs-love/

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May 11, 2020
1612: Will Keeping A Gratitude Journal Make You Happier? by Claire of Want Less on Gratefulness & Happiness
476

Claire of Want Less shares if keeping a gratitude journal will make you happier.

Episode 1612: Will Keeping A Gratitude Journal Make You Happier? by Claire of Want Less on Gratefulness & Happiness

Claire lives with her wife and dog in Yorkshire, UK, and is on a journey towards simplifying her life and beating debt. Along the way, she is exploring ideas like minimalism, escaping the rat-race, logging off from the screens and resisting the pull of 21st century consumerism.

The original post is located here: http://www.wantless.co.uk/will-practising-gratitude-make-happier/

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May 10, 2020
1611: What It Feels Like to Always Travel by Tynan on Traveling & Living A Nomadic Lifestyle
543

Tynan shares what if feels like to always travel.

Episode 1611: What It Feels Like to Always Travel by Tynan on Traveling & Living A Nomadic Lifestyle

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/alwaystraveling

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May 09, 2020
1610: Lessons on Coping With Limitations From an Old Dog and a Wild Cat by Vironika Tugaleva on Self Awareness
617

Vironika Tugaleva shares lessons on coping with limitations from an old dog and a wild cat.

Episode 1610: Lessons on Coping With Limitations From an Old Dog and a Wild Cat by Vironika Tugaleva on Self Awareness

Vironika Tugaleva was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1988. Her early years as a misfit began her painful struggle with mental health. As she struggled with self-acceptance, anxiety, and identity, Vironika found solace in words and music. Her first book, The Love Mindset, won the Readers' Favorite silver medal for Best Self-Help book of 2013. Driven by an urge to spread light in the world, Vironika began to do life coaching, speaking, and writing in the personal growth field. In 2014, Vironika sold her things, left Toronto, and became a digital nomad. She launched her 2nd book in 2017, The Art of Talking to Yourself. Currently, Vironika is working on a poetry book, writing and performing spoken word, and planning arts-related events.

The original post is located here: https://www.vironika.org/lessons-on-coping-with-limitations-from-an-old-dog-and-a-wild-cat/

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May 08, 2020
1609: How To Reclaim Your Time and Live With Intention AND Connect With the Meaning In Your Life by Kristine Klussman
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2 posts from Kristine Klussman on how to reclaim your time and live with intention & how to connect with the meaning in your life.

Episode 1609: How To Reclaim Your Time and Live With Intention AND Connect With the Meaning In Your Life by Kristine Klussman

Kristine Klussman specialized in Health Psychology (Behavioral Medicine) at Harvard Medical School, then founded and ran the Health Psychology program and post-doctoral training programs at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She found her work with cancer and cardiac patients inspiring, uplifting, and humbling. She found so many of those going through life-threatening illness were - sometimes for the first time in their lives - absolutely clear what truly mattered to them: authenticity and connection. In 2016, she founded a non-profit to focus full-time on trying to understand, explain and teach what she now believes is the single most meaningful and rewarding aspect of our existence.

The original posts are located here: https://www.kristineklussman.com/how-to-reclaim-your-time-and-live-with-intention/ & https://www.kristineklussman.com/connect-with-meaning-in-your-life/

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May 07, 2020
1608: How to Become a Self-help Rock Star by TK Coleman on Inspirational Philosophy versus Inspired Practice
640

T.K. Coleman shares how to become a self-help rock star.

Episode 1608: How to Become a Self-help Rock Star by TK Coleman on Inspirational Philosophy versus Inspired Practice

T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.

The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2018/07/05/become-self-help-rock-star/

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May 06, 2020
1607: Savor It. Or Don't. by Kate Galliett of The Unbreakable Body on Slowing Down & Enjoying Moments in Life
480

Kate Galliett of The Unbreakable Body shares her thoughts on slowing down.

Episode 1607: Savor It. Or Don't. by Kate Galliett of The Unbreakable Body on Slowing Down & Enjoying Moments in Life

Kate Galliett has been a coach of movement and strength for 16 years. She is an expert at helping others unlock their True Nature and tap into their full potential through movement, fitness, body re-patterning, and mindset. She began as a trainer in a local gym during her college years and has had a wide array of experiences in the fitness, coaching, and entrepreneurship realms.

The original post is located here: https://theunbreakablebody.com/2014/11/19/savor-it-or-dont/

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May 05, 2020
1606: The Bag Lady by Chris Lovett of Minimalings on Minimalism & How To Re-examine Your Life
499

Chris Lovett of Minimalings shares his thoughts on the bag lady.

Episode 1606: The Bag Lady by Chris Lovett of Minimalings on Minimalism & How To Re-examine Your Life

Chris Lovett is a minimalist, life coach, speaker and career mentor but it didn't used to be that way. Quite content drifting through life in the comfort zone, he was collecting stuff, not exactly the stuff he wanted to collect but stuff none the less. Chris had a whole bunch of aspirations but managed to build a prison around them with a stack of unconscious decisions made down the years. His collection included debt, too many clothes, negative self fulfilling prophecies, assumptions, comparisons, unused 'just in case' items and a fixed mindset that kept me at just the right level of safe. He lived month to month but he wasn't really living at all.

The original post is located here:
https://www.minimalings.com/post/the-bag-lady

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May 04, 2020
1605: Subconscious Productivity: Four Ways Your Brain Can Make You More Productive by Laura Stack of TheProductivityPro
482

Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro shares four ways your brain can make you more productive.

Episode 1605: Subconscious Productivity: Four Ways Your Brain Can Make You More Productive by Laura Stack of TheProductivityPro

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on employee and team productivity. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a company dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. Stack has authored eight books, including FASTER TOGETHER: Accelerating Your Team's Productivity (Berrett-Koehler 2018). She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and a member of its exclusive Speaker Hall of Fame (with fewer than 175 members worldwide.) Stack's clients include Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, and Bank of America, and she has been featured on the CBS Early Show and CNN, and in the New York Times.

The original post is located here: http://theproductivitypro.com/blog/2017/03/subconscious-productivity-four-ways-your-brain-can-make-you-more-productive/

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May 03, 2020
1604: 8 Ways To Create More Time In Your Life by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Creating Space & Productivity Tips
592

Mia of She Dreams All Day shares 8 ways to create more time in your life.

Episode 1604: 8 Ways To Create More Time In Your Life by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Creating Space & Productivity Tips

She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers.

The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/ways-to-create-more-time/

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May 02, 2020
1603: How to Be the Light in Dark Times & Why Being Stuck in the Middle is a Good Thing by Randi Kay of NaturallyRandiKay
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2 short posts from Randi Kay of Naturally Randi Kay on how to be the light in dark times and why being stuck in the middle is a good thing.

Episode 1603: How to Be the Light in Dark Times & Why Being Stuck in the Middle is a Good Thing by Randi Kay of NaturallyRandiKay

Randi Kay is on a mission to shift the health culture by educating and empowering you to make every area of life a healing opportunity.

She would like to offer you knowledge and tangible tools to use to make self care a way of life. To make it a ritual and a practice as common as brushing your teeth.

Self care isn't some fluffy spa treatment or some idea that stays in the land of hopes and dreams. It's real and available to you right now. And she's here to give you some guidance, support, and a place to start.

The original posts are located here:
http://www.naturallyrandikay.com/blog/bethelight & http://www.naturallyrandikay.com/blog/stuckinthemiddle

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May 01, 2020
1602: Mediocrity is an Integrity Problem by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on Peak Performance
522

Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People shares why mediocrity is an integrity problem.

Episode 1602: Mediocrity is an Integrity Problem by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on Peak Performance

Cylon George is a spiritual chaplain, musician, devoted husband, and busy dad of six. He loves listening to people’s stories and helping them gain perspective on life’s opportunities and challenges. The mission of his blog is to help busy people thrive in their spiritual lives so they can live with more joy, peace, purpose, and meaning.

The original post is located here:
https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/mediocrity-is-an-integrity-problem

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Apr 30, 2020
1601: Your Priorities Express Your Values by Katie Ping of More Of What Matters Blog on Mindfulness for Every Day Life
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Katie Ping of More Of What Matters Blog shares why your priorities express your values.

Episode 1601: Your Priorities Express Your Values by Katie Ping of More Of What Matters Blog on Mindfulness for Every Day Life

Katie Ping is a small-town writer, yogi, and mama who values simplicity. She spent decades of her life people-pleasing and drowning in guilt and shame over parts of her that she thought were unworthy. By her late-20s, she found herself passionless and riddled with anxiety - and she knew she needed a change. Instead of creating a multi-layered plan on how to attain more peace, she started small - with a walking meditation practice. Those 15 minutes of strolling in silence down a tree-lined residential street led her to where she is today - facing her fears of imperfection and doing it anyway.

The original post is located here: http://moreofwhatmattersblog.com/your-priorities-express-your-values-why-more-of-what-matters-was-more-than-my-2017-mantra-and-how-it-was-the-life-changing-shift-i-needed/

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Apr 29, 2020
1600: An Excerpt from the book Reframe the Day: Embracing the Craft of Life, One Day at a Time by Adam M. Lowenstein
558

An excerpt from the book Reframe the Day by Adam M. Lowenstein.

Episode 1600: An Excerpt from the book Reframe the Day: Embracing the Craft of Life, One Day at a Time by Adam M. Lowenstein

Adam M. Lowenstein is the author of Reframe the Day. He spent eight years working in American government and politics, most recently as a speechwriter and strategic communications advisor in the United States Senate. Today, Adam lives in London with his partner, Erin, and writes frequently about politics, work, and life. Visit his website, see his latest work, and subscribe to his newsletter, “Reframe Your Inbox,” at www.adaml.blog.

Learn more about the book here: www.adaml.blog

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Apr 28, 2020
1599: Eudaemonia by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on The Hedonic Treadmill & Pursuing Meaningful Growth
565

Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle shares his thoughts on pursuing meaningful growth.

Episode 1599: Eudaemonia by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on The Hedonic Treadmill & Pursuing Meaningful Growth

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who co-founded a publishing company and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

The original post is located here: https://exilelifestyle.com/eudaemonia/

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Apr 27, 2020
1598: Let’s Get Real by Amber Waugaman of Living Deeply With Amber on How To Be More Transparent & Honest
510

Amber Waugaman of Living Deeply With Amber shares how to be more transparent.

Episode 1598: Let’s Get Real by Amber Waugaman of Living Deeply With Amber on How To Be More Transparent & Honest

After 11 years of living in NYC, Amber decided that she needed to live more aligned with her interests and values. Intentionally and deliberately, she moved to Vermont & started from scratch - taking a new job & moving to a brand new place without knowing anyone. Her website is about how & why she made the life change & all other thoughts on living deeply, authentically, and finding fulfillment in the present moment.

The original post is located here: https://livingdeeplywithamber.com/lets-get-real/

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Apr 26, 2020
1597: Is Happiness Important? by Nicholas Kraft with Live Happy on How To Pursue Being Happy
640

Nicholas Kraft with Live Happy shares if happiness is important.

Episode 1597: Is Happiness Important? by Nicholas Kraft with Live Happy on How To Pursue Being Happy

Live Happy takes you on a journey to find your authentic happiness in life, at work and at home through inspiring stories and hands-on tips rooted in the science of positive psychology.

The original post is located here: https://www.livehappy.com//blogs/documenting-happiness/happiness-important

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Apr 25, 2020
1596: How To Use A Traveler's Mindset To Create Joy In Daily Life by Kat Medina on Pursuing Happiness
602

Kat Medina shares how to use a traveler's mindset to create joy in daily life.

Episode 1596: How To Use A Traveler's Mindset To Create Joy In Daily Life by Kat Medina on Pursuing Happiness

As a child, Kat Medina wanted to be MacGyver when she grew up. Now, as the founder and Creative Director of a Silicon Valley startup, she's become a well-traveled bookworm who finds creative solutions to entrepreneurial challenges with the resourcefulness of a figurative shoelace, paperclip, and bubblegum. Her forthcoming book, The Joys of Jet Lag, explores the most valuable lessons she's learned during the process and shares the keys to creating a life of adventure through an openhearted approach to living. These insights, when embodied and applied, have the potential to transform the ordinary to the extraordinary and craft unbridled joy and fulfillment, no matter where you are.

The original post is located here: https://www.katmedina.com/article?id=travelersmindset

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Apr 24, 2020
1595: 5 Mindful Practices for Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut by Josie Michelle Davis on Finding Inspiration & Motivation
449

Josie Michelle Davis shares 5 mindful practices for pulling yourself out of a rut.

Episode 1595: 5 Mindful Practices for Pulling Yourself Out of a Rut by Josie Michelle Davis on Finding Inspiration & Motivation

Josie Michelle Davis is a full time stylist, a writer, and a lover of rescue mutts. She's a bit of a jack-of-all-trades and she spent years blogging DIYs and outfits. These days she's more focused on helping others learn how to change their mindset to achieve big goals.

The original post is located here: https://josiemichelledavis.com/blog/2019/3/7/5-mindful-practices-for-pulling-yourself-out-of-a-rut

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Apr 23, 2020
1594: Strive For Progress And Not Perfection by James Altucher on How To Be More Resilient & Face Obstacles
435

James Altucher shares his thoughts on striving for progress and not perfection.

Episode 1594: Strive For Progress And Not Perfection by James Altucher on How To Be More Resilient & Face Obstacles

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/progress-not-perfection/

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Apr 22, 2020
1593: Control Robs Us From Living by Adi Redzic on How To Relax and Experience Life with Mindfulness
520

Adi Redzic shares how control robs us from living.

Episode 1593: Control Robs Us From Living by Adi Redzic on How To Relax and Experience Life with Mindfulness

Adi Redzic is an award-winning life, business, and leadership coach, entrepreneur, author of two books, and motivational speaker. From a war-torn childhood to meetings at The White House, Adi has proven the possibility of change and growth.

The original post is located here: https://www.adiredzic.com/journal/2018/10/3/control-robs-us-from-living

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Apr 21, 2020
1592: 3 Tips for How to “Let Go” of the Little Things by Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy on Intentional Living
635

Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy shares 3 tips for how to let go of the little things.

Episode 1592: 3 Tips for How to “Let Go” of the Little Things by Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy on Intentional Living

Ellen Burgan is a midlife woman who loves to have fun, yet has a big appreciation for the art of relaxation. She prefers to live spontaneously and go where the wind blows. If It Brings You Joy is a blog that inspires ideas to make life a little better for yourself and others. Ellen has a passion for bringing joy to her life and share her ideas with you.

The original post is located here: https://ifitbringsyoujoy.com/let-go-of-the-little-things/

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Apr 20, 2020
1591: [Part 2] 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. by Benjamin Hardy on Creating Healthy Daily Habits
614

Benjamin Hardy shares 8 things every person should do before 8 A.M. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1591: [Part 2] 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. by Benjamin Hardy on Creating Healthy Daily Habits

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/thrive-global/8-things-every-person-should-do-before-8-a-m-bdd0e547ff30

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Apr 19, 2020
1590: [Part 1] 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. by Benjamin Hardy on How To Set A Foundation for Success
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Benjamin Hardy shares 8 things every person should do before 8 A.M. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1590: [Part 1] 8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M. by Benjamin Hardy on How To Set A Foundation for Success

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/thrive-global/8-things-every-person-should-do-before-8-a-m-bdd0e547ff30

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Apr 18, 2020
1589: How to Keep Going by Greg Audino on Resiliency & How To Build More Resilience In Your Life
513

Greg Audino shares his thoughts on how to keep going.

Episode 1589: How to Keep Going by Greg Audino on Resiliency & How To Build More Resilience In Your Life

Greg Audino is both a certified life coach and an actor. He combines his passions to create short and digestible videos which shine new light on the turbulent areas of life that many of us already have our minds made up about. Constantly seeking to share new insight, Audino uses humor and a variety of PG-13 examples to offer a refreshing and more relatable approach to self-development. TV fanatics can find him with principle roles on shows like Westworld, Now Apocalypse, NCIS:LA, and Jane the Virgin to name a few. Greg's videos, as well as information about becoming a life coaching client of his, can be found at gregaudino.com.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/invisible-illness/how-to-keep-going-6486b979d68d

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Apr 17, 2020
1588: That Busy, Huh? What Are You Avoiding? by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Technology Distractions
480

Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue asks what you are avoiding.

Episode 1588: That Busy, Huh? What Are You Avoiding? by Helene Massicotte of Free To Pursue on Technology Distractions

Helene Massicotte blogs about living life on your terms and experiencing true personal freedom. She describes herself as a person in search of all that life has to offer and who has built a life that enables her to do just that. No more, no less. She chose to retire from corporate life in her mid-thirties because it wasn't in line with what she wanted anymore.

The original post is located here:
http://www.freetopursue.com/blog/2014/10/30/busyness-acedia

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Apr 16, 2020
1587: The Belief That Is Stunting an Entire Generation by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Accepting Responsibility
480

Ali Cornish of Everthrive shares the belief that is stunting an entire generation.

Episode 1587: The Belief That Is Stunting an Entire Generation by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Accepting Responsibility

Ali Cornish created Everthrive as a response to the increasing pace, materialism, and detachment of today's society. Through words and photos, she brings awareness to the importance of living simply, healthfully, and authentically. Life can be better lived when we disconnect from distraction, slow down, and focus on what is truly important.

In addition to managing and contributing to Everthrive, she also helps others create compelling content for websites, campaigns, and social media ventures through The Media Acorn.

The original post is located here: http://everthrive.org/blog/2019/12/5/the-belief-that-is-stunting-an-entire-generation

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Apr 15, 2020
1586: An Excerpt from the book You’ve Got This: The Life Changing Power of Trusting Yourself by Margie Warrell
613

An excerpt from the book You've Got This: The Life Changing Power of Trusting Yourself by Margie Warrell.

Episode 1586: An Excerpt from the book You’ve Got This: The Life Changing Power of Trusting Yourself by Margie Warrell

Every time you let self-doubt call the shots, you sell yourself short. It’s why self-trust lays at the heart of living your best life. Written with heart and humour but grounded in research, the 12 principles in this book will liberate you to pursue what lights you up and thrive amid the challenges that might otherwise have pulled you down.

Learn more about the book here: www.margiewarrell.com/YGT

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Apr 14, 2020
1585: How to Transform Your Life Without A Fairy Godmother by Angela with Break The Twitch on Starting New Habits
540

Angela with Break the Twitch shares how to transform your life without a fairy godmother.

Episode 1585: How to Transform Your Life Without A Fairy Godmother by Angela with Break The Twitch on Starting New Habits

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
Check out Anthony's new book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/fairy-godmother/

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Apr 13, 2020
1584: Can We Choose How We Feel? by Allison Carmen on How To Be More Positive & Optimistic in Tough Situations
435

Allison Carmen shares if we can choose how we feel.

Episode 1584: Can We Choose How We Feel? by Allison Carmen on How To Be More Positive & Optimistic in Tough Situations

Allison Carmen holds a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation. After working for a large law firm in Manhattan, Allison founded her own law firm and built a successful practice focusing on real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. After 15 years of practicing law, Allison transitioned her practice into business consulting, business coaching and life coaching. Today, Allison’s clients range from owners of multi-million dollar companies to artists, actors, writers, and parents. She's also the host of the podcast: 10 Minutes to Less Suffering.

The original post is located here: http://www.allisoncarmen.com/can-we-choose-how-we-feel/

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Apr 12, 2020
1583: 7 Alternative Ways to Evaluate Your Life Every Day by Chris Guillebeau on How To Find More Happiness
477

Chris Guillebeau shares 7 alternative ways to evaluate your life every day.

Episode 1583: 7 Alternative Ways to Evaluate Your Life Every Day by Chris Guillebeau on How To Find More Happiness

Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. He is the author of 5 books and his daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.

The original post is located here: https://chrisguillebeau.com/7-alternative-ways-to-evaluate-your-life-every-day/

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Apr 11, 2020
1582: Freestyle Productivity: Balancing Systems and Simplicity When Organizing Your Life by Cal Newport
502

Cal Newport of the Study Hacks blog shares his thoughts on freestyle productivity.

Episode 1582: Freestyle Productivity: Balancing Systems and Simplicity When Organizing Your Life by Cal Newport

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.
His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/10/02/freestyle-productivity-balancing-systems-and-simplicity-when-organizing-your-life/

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Apr 10, 2020
1581: 10 Slow and Steady Strategies for Practical Decluttering by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Simple Living
532

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares 10 slow and steady strategies for practical decluttering.

Episode 1581: 10 Slow and Steady Strategies for Practical Decluttering by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Simple Living

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/steady/

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Apr 09, 2020
1580: How to Believe in Yourself and Boost Your Self-Confidence by Brian Tracy on Improving Your Self-Belief
479

Brian Tracy shares how to believe in yourself and boost your self-confidence.

Episode 1580: How to Believe in Yourself and Boost Your Self-Confidence by Brian Tracy on Improving Your Self-Belief

Brian Tracy's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

The original post is located here: https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/believe-in-yourself-and-boost-your-self-confidence/

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Apr 08, 2020
1579: An Excerpt from the book The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within by Diana Rowan
478

An excerpt from the book The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within by Diana Rowan.

Episode 1579: An Excerpt from the book The Bright Way: Five Steps to Freeing the Creative Within by Diana Rowan

Diana Rowan is the author of The Bright Way. She is a professional harpist with an MM in classical piano performance and a PhD in music theory. She is also the founder of Bright Knowledge Guild, an online creative community that offers students around the world access to her Bright Way system. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Learn more about the book here: www.DianaRowan.com

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Apr 07, 2020
1578: Trophies, Medals & Minimalism by Chris Lovett of Minimalings on How Do I Declutter Sentimental Items
499

Chris Lovett of Minimalings shares his thoughts on trophies, medals & minimalism.

Episode 1578: Trophies, Medals & Minimalism by Chris Lovett of Minimalings on How Do I Declutter Sentimental Items

Chris Lovett is a minimalist, life coach, speaker and career mentor but it didn't used to be that way. Quite content drifting through life in the comfort zone, he was collecting stuff, not exactly the stuff he wanted to collect but stuff none the less. Chris had a whole bunch of aspirations but managed to build a prison around them with a stack of unconscious decisions made down the years. His collection included debt, too many clothes, negative self fulfilling prophecies, assumptions, comparisons, unused 'just in case' items and a fixed mindset that kept me at just the right level of safe. He lived month to month but he wasn't really living at all.

The original post is located here:
https://www.minimalings.com/post/trophies-medals-minimalism

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Apr 06, 2020
1577: Living Eyes and Heart Wide Open by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on Reflection & Optimism
433

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on living eyes and heart wide open.

Episode 1577: Living Eyes and Heart Wide Open by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on Reflection & Optimism

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui's mission as a Joyful Living Educator is to help messy humans like herself quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison and fear to show up fully to their imperfect and beautiful lives and/or businesses. Her message can be summed up in 3 sentences: You're imperfect; Life is messy; Show up anyway. Krista will help you figure out how. She has a new Seasonal Mindfulness Journal available here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/52-mondays/

The original post is located here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/living-eyes-heart-wide-open/

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Apr 05, 2020
1576: 5 Ways That Gratitude Can Change Your Life by Melani Schweder of A Brighter Wild on How To Be More Grateful
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Melani Schweder of A Brighter Wild shares 5 ways that gratitude can change your life.

Episode 1576: 5 Ways That Gratitude Can Change Your Life by Melani Schweder of A Brighter Wild on How To Be More Grateful

Melani Schweder is a Certified Health Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, and guide for those who want to live life in full color, even through hardships like chronic illness, divorce, or other struggle. Her own health issues led her to dig deep into alternative/natural health and take sustainable, self-guided steps towards recovery. She is passionate about holistic methods, and her unique coaching process combines the best of her knowledge in whole-foods nutrition, Reiki, mindfulness, herbal medicine, and positive psychology.

The original post is located here: https://www.abrighterwild.com/blog/5-ways-that-gratitude-can-change-your-life

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Apr 04, 2020
1575: What Complaining Does To Your Brain And Your Happiness AND How to Stay Positive in the Face of a Dreaded Situation by Stella Grizont
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2 short posts from Stella Grizont of Woopaah on what complaining does to your brain and your happiness & how to stay positive in the face of a dreaded situation.

Episode 1575: What Complaining Does To Your Brain And Your Happiness AND How to Stay Positive in the Face of a Dreaded Situation by Stella Grizont

Stella Grizont works with over achievers who are seeking deeper career fulfillment and with organizations who are dedicated to elevating the well-being of their employees. She studied Economics at Columbia University's Barnard College and was one of the first 150 people to earn a Masters in the Applied Positive Psychology (aka the science of happiness) from the University of Pennsylvania. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband and toddler, who continue to teach her what life is all about.

The original post is located here:
https://www.woopaah.com/blog/2015/9/23/what-complaining-does-to-your-brain-and-your-happiness.html & https://www.woopaah.com/blog/2014/12/3/how-to-stay-positive-in-the-face-of-a-dreaded-situation.html

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Apr 03, 2020
1574: An Excerpt from the book We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships by Kat Vellos
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An excerpt from the book We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships by Kat Vellos.

Episode 1574: An Excerpt from the book We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships by Kat Vellos

Kat Vellos is the author of We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships. She is a user experience designer, facilitator, social artist, illustrator, and community creator. Her work crosses disciplines, but is almost always focused on helping others thrive by having more creative and connected lives.

Learn more about the book here: https://weshouldgettogether.com/

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Apr 02, 2020
1573: 9 Helpful Hints for making Good Decisions by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on How to Be More Decisive
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Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise shares 9 helpful hints for making good decisions.

Episode 1573: 9 Helpful Hints for making Good Decisions by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on How to Be More Decisive

Rachel Shanken is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and now a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. Her philosophy is simple: what you seek is already within you. In the busy lives we lead, it's sometimes difficult to stop, listen and access the knowledge that resides deep inside of ourselves. Using a whole-body, client-centered approach, her passion is to: support you with listening to your own internal wisdom, assist you with connecting to what you really want and help to empower you in taking steps toward achieving your goals.

The original post is located here: https://mindbodywise.com/blog/9-helpful-hints-about-making-good-decisions/

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Apr 01, 2020
1572: 5 Steps To Confidence and Success by Jayne Chater with Altris on How to Be More Confident & Goal Setting Tips
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Jayne Chater with Altris shares 5 steps to confidence and success.

Episode 1572: 5 Steps To Confidence and Success by Jayne Chater with Altris on How to Be More Confident & Goal Setting Tips

Altris has a range of specialised Leadership Development and Executive Coaching solutions. They believe that each leader, team and organisation is unique and therefore the solutions they deliver must be distinctive.

The original post is located here:
http://blog.altris.co.nz/?p=1770

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Mar 31, 2020
1571: First Principles Lifestyle by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on How To Design A Better Life for Yourself
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Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle shares his thoughts on a first principles lifestyle.

Episode 1571: First Principles Lifestyle by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on How To Design A Better Life for Yourself

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who co-founded a publishing company and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

The original post is located here: https://exilelifestyle.com/principles-lifestyle/

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Mar 30, 2020
1570: What To Do (When You Have No Idea What To Do) by Josie Michelle Davis on How To Make Life Decisions
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Josie Michelle Davis shares what to do when you have no idea what to do.

Episode 1570: What To Do (When You Have No Idea What To Do) by Josie Michelle Davis on How To Make Life Decisions

Josie Michelle Davis is a full time stylist, a writer, and a lover of rescue mutts. She's a bit of a jack-of-all-trades and she spent years blogging DIYs and outfits. These days she's more focused on helping others learn how to change their mindset to achieve big goals.

The original post is located here: https://josiemichelledavis.com/blog/2019/1/26/what-to-do-when-you-have-no-idea-what-to-do

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Mar 29, 2020
1569: How I Overcame A Fear Of Flying And Changed My Life In Every Way by James Altucher on Growth Mindset & Resilience
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James Altucher shares how he overcame a fear of flying and changed his life in every way.

Episode 1569: How I Overcame A Fear Of Flying And Changed My Life In Every Way by James Altucher on Growth Mindset & Resilience

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/overcame-fear-flying/

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Mar 28, 2020
1568: A Simple Approach To Long-Term Goals by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Building Successful Habits
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Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch shares a simple approach to long-term goals.

Episode 1568: A Simple Approach To Long-Term Goals by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Building Successful Habits

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
Check out Anthony's new book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/simple-approach-to-long-term-goals/

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Mar 27, 2020
1567: Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life by Benjamin Hardy
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Benjamin Hardy shares why willpower doesn't work and how to actually change your life.

Episode 1567: Willpower Doesn't Work. Here's How to Actually Change Your Life by Benjamin Hardy

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here: https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/willpower-doesnt-work-here-s-how-to-actually-change-your-life-9fb9a85762ca

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Mar 26, 2020
1566: The Morning Routine Effect (What to Expect and How to Get Started) by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less
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Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares the morning routine effect.

Episode 1566: The Morning Routine Effect (What to Expect and How to Get Started) by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/morning-routine-effect/

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Mar 25, 2020
1565: Focusing On The Positives Will Make You A Happier Person by Adi Redzic on How To Propel Your Self Improvement Path
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Adi Redzic on focusing on the positives will make you a happier person.

Episode 1565: Focusing On The Positives Will Make You A Happier Person by Adi Redzic on How To Propel Your Self Improvement Path

Adi Redzic is an award-winning life, business, and leadership coach, entrepreneur, author of two books, and motivational speaker. From a war-torn childhood to meetings at The White House, Adi has proven the possibility of change and growth.

The original post is located here: https://www.adiredzic.com/journal/2018/6/30/focusing-on-the-positives-will-make-you-a-happier-person

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Mar 24, 2020
1564: How to Be Prepared for Anything by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on How To Create A Mindfulness & Gratitude Practice
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Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares how to be prepared for anything.

Episode 1564: How to Be Prepared for Anything by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on How To Create A Mindfulness & Gratitude Practice

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.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/survival-kit

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Mar 23, 2020
1563: 5 Ways to Boost Your Spiritual Endurance by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on Adversity
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Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People shares 5 ways to boost your spiritual endurance.

Episode 1563: 5 Ways to Boost Your Spiritual Endurance by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on Adversity

Cylon George is a spiritual chaplain, musician, devoted husband, and busy dad of six. He loves listening to people’s stories and helping them gain perspective on life’s opportunities and challenges. The mission of his blog is to help busy people thrive in their spiritual lives so they can live with more joy, peace, purpose, and meaning.

The original post is located here:
https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/5-ways-to-boost-your-spiritual-endurance

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Mar 22, 2020
1562: How To Find Your Passion In Life by Mia of She Dreams All Day on How to Set SMART Goals & Pursue Your Dreams
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Mia of She Dreams All Day shares how to find your passion in life.

Episode 1562: How To Find Your Passion In Life by Mia of She Dreams All Day on How to Set SMART Goals & Pursue Your Dreams

She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers.

The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/how-to-find-your-passion-in-life/

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Mar 21, 2020
1561: Sheer Willpower Won't Work. If You Want to Change Your Habits, Try This Instead. by Paula Pant of Afford Anything
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Paula Pant of Afford Anything shares why sheer willpower won't work if you want to change your habits.

Episode 1561: Sheer Willpower Won't Work. If You Want to Change Your Habits, Try This Instead. by Paula Pant of Afford Anything

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business, and real estate investing. She is a real estate investor, as the owner of seven rental property units in metropolitan Atlanta. She holds a real estate license in Georgia. She's also the host of the Afford Anything podcast.

The original post is located here: https://affordanything.com/willpower-is-not-enough/

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Mar 20, 2020
1560: Improv Your Life by Ludovic Vuillier of The Good Life Manifesto on How To Make Life Adventurous & Exciting
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Ludovic Vuillier of The Good Life Manifesto on improv your life.

Episode 1560: Improv Your Life by Ludovic Vuillier of The Good Life Manifesto on How To Make Life Adventurous & Exciting

Ludovic is the visionary and founder of The Good Life Manifesto. The Manifesto has been created over his life so far, from a very early age. Influenced by his life experiences and growing up with the advice of his very money savvy mother, Ludovic not only helms The Good Life Manifesto, but also provides guidance on personal development and finance.
Ludovic loves to travel, and has a great passion for animals in general and birds in particular, and he has many birds living and traveling with him. He also loves to eat a lot more than one would think!

The original post is located here: https://www.thegoodlifemanifesto.com/improv-your-life/

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Mar 19, 2020
1559: An Excerpt from Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life by Victoria Fann
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An excerpt from the book Creative Alchemy by Victoria Fann.

Episode 1559: An Excerpt from Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life by Victoria Fann

Author of Creative Alchemy: Accessing the Extraordinary Power of the Muse to Transform Your Art & Your Life, Victoria Fann has been writing essays, short stories, plays and screenplays for almost four decades. She founded her first writing group, Women Who Write in 1989, and has been inspiring and empowering hundreds of writers and other creatives as a group facilitator, coach and workshop leader throughout the U.S. ever since.

Learn more about the book here: www.victoriafann.com

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Mar 18, 2020
1558: Focus and the Role of Reflective Thinking by Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro on How to Be More Productive
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Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro on focus and the role of reflective thinking.

Episode 1558: Focus and the Role of Reflective Thinking by Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro on How to Be More Productive

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on employee and team productivity. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a company dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. Stack has authored eight books, including FASTER TOGETHER: Accelerating Your Team's Productivity (Berrett-Koehler 2018). She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and a member of its exclusive Speaker Hall of Fame (with fewer than 175 members worldwide.) Stack's clients include Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, and Bank of America, and she has been featured on the CBS Early Show and CNN, and in the New York Times.

The original post is located here: http://theproductivitypro.com/blog/2017/07/focus-and-the-role-of-reflective-thinking/

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Mar 17, 2020
1557: A Minimalist, a Japanese Cowboy, and an Arrogant American Walk into a Museum AND Is This What You’ve Been Waiting for Your Entire Life?
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2 shorter posts from Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists on confidence and expectations.

Episode 1557: A Minimalist, a Japanese Cowboy, and an Arrogant American Walk into a Museum AND Is This What You’ve Been Waiting for Your Entire Life?

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.

The original posts are located here:
http://www.theminimalists.com/confidence/ & http://www.theminimalists.com/question/

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Mar 16, 2020
1556: The Case For Independent Thinking by Ali Cornish with WantLess on How To Remove Digital Distractions & Be Present
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Ali Cornish with Want Less shares the case for independent thinking.

Episode 1556: The Case For Independent Thinking by Ali Cornish with WantLess on How To Remove Digital Distractions & Be Present

Claire lives with her wife and dog in Yorkshire, UK, and is on a journey towards simplifying her life and beating debt. Along the way, she is exploring ideas like minimalism, escaping the rat-race, logging off from the screens and resisting the pull of 21st century consumerism.

The original post is located here: http://www.wantless.co.uk/index.php/2017/08/20/case-independent-thinking/

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Mar 15, 2020
1555: Your Obstacles Are Not Holding You Back by TK Coleman on How To Find Motivation for Continuous Improvement
595

T.K. Coleman shares why your obstacles are not holding you back.

Episode 1555: Your Obstacles Are Not Holding You Back by TK Coleman on How To Find Motivation for Continuous Improvement

T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.

The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2016/11/19/your-obstacles-are-not-holding-you-back/

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Mar 14, 2020
1554: 8 Life-Changing Quotes from Inspirational Authors by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Motivation
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Jay and Heather Harrington of Life and Whim share 8 life-changing quotes from inspirational authors.

Episode 1554: 8 Life-Changing Quotes from Inspirational Authors by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Motivation

Jay and Heather Harrington are the husband and wife team behind Life and Whim. They started Life and Whim after moving their family to Traverse City, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, to break the script of their life and reimagine what's possible. They live in pursuit of a purposeful, meaningful, active, and simple life.

The original post is located here: https://www.lifeandwhim.com/first-moments-blog/8-life-changing-quotes-inspirational-authors

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Mar 13, 2020
1553: From Ignorance to Mastery: How Adults Learn by Seth Sinclair with MichaelMehlberg.com on Personal Growth Pursuit
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Seth Sinclair with MichaelMehlberg.com shares how adults learn.

Episode 1553: From Ignorance to Mastery: How Adults Learn by Seth Sinclair with MichaelMehlberg.com on Personal Growth Pursuit

Michael Mehlberg is an entrepreneur and certified agile project manager who specializes in productivity and organization systems. His blog, Modern da Vinci has been called "The Owners Manual to an Awesome Life" and helps high-achieving entrepreneurs master their life and business - crushing their goals, living their passion, and finding purpose, balance, and excellence in all they do.

The original post is located here:
https://michaelmehlberg.com/blog/2015/12/8/how-adults-learn

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Mar 12, 2020
1552: Happy With The Best Possible Option by Tynan on How To Be More Optimistic & Be A Positive Person
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Tynan on being happy with the best possible option.

Episode 1552: Happy With The Best Possible Option by Tynan on How To Be More Optimistic & Be A Positive Person

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/bestpossible

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Mar 11, 2020
1551: Shaving Cuts: What's Our Default Response? AND On Mortality by Neghar Fonooni on How to Be More Mindful
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2 posts from Neghar Fonooni on default responses and mortality.

Episode 1551: Shaving Cuts: What's Our Default Response? AND On Mortality by Neghar Fonooni on How to Be More Mindful

Neghar Fonooni is a coach, speaker, and writer, giving women all over the world tools to create a lifestyle that thrills them, free of shame and unworthiness. She helps them give themselves permission to be vulnerable, authentic, and fully alive. She has worked as a personal trainer and fitness coach for over 15 years, served as an Arabic linguist in the United States Air Force, has been writing since she was eight years old, and birthed a witty and hilarious baby boy ten years ago. Her central focus is to help empower women through strength and bring wild and warm energy wherever she goes.

The original posts are located here: http://www.negharfonooni.com/shaving-cuts/ & http://www.negharfonooni.com//?s=mortality

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Mar 10, 2020
1550: Minimalism: The Lean Life by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on Benefits of Becoming A Minimalist on Health & Finances
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Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on minimalism, the lean life.

Episode 1550: Minimalism: The Lean Life by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on Benefits of Becoming A Minimalist on Health & Finances

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.

The original post is located here: https://mnmlist.com/lean

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Mar 09, 2020
1549: Self-Discovery Is a Kind of Self-Respect by Vironika Tugaleva on How To Listen To Yourself & Meditative Practices
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Vironika Tugaleva on self-discovery being a kind of self-respect. Episode 1549: Self-Discovery Is a Kind of Self-Respect by Vironika Tugaleva on How To Listen To Yourself & Meditative Practices Vironika Tugaleva was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1988. Her early years as a misfit began her painful struggle with mental health. As she struggled with self-acceptance, anxiety, and identity, Vironika found solace in words and music. Her first book, The Love Mindset, won the Readers' Favorite silver medal for Best Self-Help book of 2013. Driven by an urge to spread light in the world, Vironika began to do life coaching, speaking, and writing in the personal growth field. In 2014, Vironika sold her things, left Toronto, and became a digital nomad. She launched her 2nd book in 2017, The Art of Talking to Yourself. Currently, Vironika is working on a poetry book, writing and performing spoken word, and planning arts-related events. The original post is located here: https://www.vironika.org/self-discovery-self-respect/ Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts! Right now, Lamps Plus is offering up to 50% off hundreds of lights, furniture and décor during the biggest sale of the season from NOW until March 30th. Start saving right now at LampsPlus.com/OLD --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/optimal-living-daily/support
Mar 08, 2020
1548: How to Analyze Your Dreams in 7 Steps by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry on Dream Journaling & Reflection
585

Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry shares how to analyze your dreams in 7 steps.

Episode 1548: How to Analyze Your Dreams in 7 Steps by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry on Dream Journaling & Reflection

Elana Miller is a psychiatrist based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves to write, read, and make music. Elana received her B.A. in psychology at Harvard University before studying at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. I completed my psychiatry residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was nominated as a UCLA Exceptional Physician.

The original post is located here: https://zenpsychiatry.com/how-to-analyze-your-dreams/

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Mar 07, 2020
1547: 5 Daily Practices to Help You Create Space by Sarah Kathleen Wilson with NoSidebar on Creating A Mindful Process
596

Sarah Kathleen Wilson with No Sidebar shares 5 daily practices to help you create space.

Episode 1547: 5 Daily Practices to Help You Create Space by Sarah Kathleen Wilson with NoSidebar on Creating A Mindful Process

No Sidebar was created by Brian Gardner and is all about designing a simpler life. He and the contributing authors want to help you figure out what's getting in your way, at home and at work. They want to help you let go of distractions, online and off--to turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul.

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/create-space/

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Mar 06, 2020
1546: The Real Reason You're Addicted to Your Phone by Avi Itzkovitch with NirAndFar on Mobile Device Addiction
555

Avi Itzkovitch with NirAndFar shares the real reason you're addicted to your phone.

Episode 1546: The Real Reason You're Addicted to Your Phone by Avi Itzkovitch with NirAndFar on Mobile Device Addiction

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”
Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn).
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2013/09/the-real-reason-youre-hooked-to-your-phone.html

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Mar 05, 2020
1545: 7 Mantras for Letting Go of How Life "Should" Be by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on How To Be More Present
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Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares 7 mantras for letting go of how life "should" be.

Episode 1545: 7 Mantras for Letting Go of How Life "Should" Be by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on How To Be More Present

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, 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, course and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
Marc and Angel's New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a guide to spark sustainable action - and to return to whenever needed. It's available online at http://www.marcandangel.com/book/ and on Amazon.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2016/11/16/7-mantras-for-letting-go-of-how-life-should-be/

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Mar 04, 2020
1544: An Excerpt from Project 333 by Courtney Carver - The Emotion Chapter - Minimalism with Clothing & Dressing with Less
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An Excerpt from the book Project 333 by Courtney Carver.

Episode 1544: An Excerpt from Project 333 by Courtney Carver - The Emotion Chapter - Minimalism with Clothing & Dressing with Less

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

More information is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/project-333/

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Mar 03, 2020
1543: A Step-By-Step Guide on Letting Go of Expectations by Rebecca Crespo of Minimalism Made Simple on Intentional Life
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Rebecca Crespo of Minimalism Made Simple shares a step-by-step guide on letting go of expectations.

Episode 1543: A Step-By-Step Guide on Letting Go of Expectations by Rebecca Crespo of Minimalism Made Simple on Intentional Life

Rebecca is a New York native living in Spain. She started her journey of minimal living 3 years ago, when she decided to leave the soul-sucking corporate world and fit only her essential items into a small red carry-on, to fulfill her lifelong dream of traveling the world. Within those 3 years she learned that experiences are her vessels, and to be more intentional with the life she leads. Rebecca hopes her blog inspires you to explore your own journey of minimal living, one that is not defined by others, but rather a journey that is defined by one person and one person only - YOU.

The original post is located here: https://www.minimalismmadesimple.com/home/let-go-of-expectations

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Mar 02, 2020
1542: [Part 2] How to Stop Being Disappointed by Steve Pavlina on How To Make Better Life Decisions Based on Data
518

Steve Pavlina shares how to stop being disappointed. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 1542: [Part 2] How to Stop Being Disappointed by Steve Pavlina on How To Make Better Life Decisions Based on Data

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 has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2012/07/how-to-stop-being-disappointed/

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Mar 01, 2020
1541: [Part 1] How to Stop Being Disappointed by Steve Pavlina on How To Improve Your Predictive Ability
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Steve Pavlina shares how to stop being disappointed. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 1541: [Part 1] How to Stop Being Disappointed by Steve Pavlina on How To Improve Your Predictive Ability

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 has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2012/07/how-to-stop-being-disappointed/

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Feb 29, 2020
1540: 4 Action Steps to Becoming More Mindful by Katie Ping of More Of What Matters Blog on Mindfulness Practice
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Katie Ping of More Of What Matters Blog shares 4 actions steps to becoming more mindful.

Episode 1540: 4 Action Steps to Becoming More Mindful by Katie Ping of More Of What Matters Blog on Mindfulness Practice

Katie Ping is a small-town writer, yogi, and mama who values simplicity. She spent decades of her life people-pleasing and drowning in guilt and shame over parts of her that she thought were unworthy. By her late-20s, she found herself passionless and riddled with anxiety - and she knew she needed a change. Instead of creating a multi-layered plan on how to attain more peace, she started small - with a walking meditation practice. Those 15 minutes of strolling in silence down a tree-lined residential street led her to where she is today - facing her fears of imperfection and doing it anyway.

The original post is located here: http://moreofwhatmattersblog.com/4-action-steps-to-becoming-more-mindful/

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Feb 28, 2020
1539: She Believed She Could, So She Did by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on How To Face Your Fears & Overcome
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Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on how to face your fears.

Episode 1539: She Believed She Could, So She Did by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on How To Face Your Fears & Overcome

Rachel Shanken is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and now a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. Her philosophy is simple: what you seek is already within you. In the busy lives we lead, it's sometimes difficult to stop, listen and access the knowledge that resides deep inside of ourselves. Using a whole-body, client-centered approach, her passion is to: support you with listening to your own internal wisdom, assist you with connecting to what you really want and help to empower you in taking steps toward achieving your goals.

The original post is located here: https://mindbodywise.com/blog/she-believed-she-could/

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Feb 27, 2020
1538: Decluttering: No One Lets Go in a Vacuum AND Spring Clean Your To-Do List by Julie Morgenstern on Simple Living
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2 posts from Julie Morgenstern on decluttering and spring cleaning your to-do list.

Episode 1538: Decluttering: No One Lets Go in a Vacuum AND Spring Clean Your To-Do List by Julie Morgenstern on Simple Living

Julie Morgenstern is an organizing & productivity consultant, New York Times best-selling author, and speaker. For over 30 years, Julie has been teaching people all around the world and at all stages of life how to overcome disorganization to achieve their goals. Her mission is to free each individual to make their unique contribution to the world - by helping them design their own systems for managing time and space that feel natural and are easy to maintain. This Inside Out approach to organizing everything gives readers, listeners, and clients the energy and knowledge they need to get (and stay) organized.

The original posts are located here:
https://www.juliemorgenstern.com/tips-tools-blog/2019/1/15/gbxbm4b2ugiwpsn4wtacaifoddkxvc & https://www.juliemorgenstern.com/tips-tools-blog/2019/3/22/4-ways-to-conquer-procrastination

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Feb 26, 2020
1537: Think Like An Artist by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on The Creative Process & Building A Fulfilling Life
490

Andrew James of Establishing The Self shares his thoughts on thinking like an artist.

Episode 1537: Think Like An Artist by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on The Creative Process & Building A Fulfilling Life

Establishing the Self is a frequently updated collection of philosophically themed short essays aimed at interpreting the Human Condition as well as encouraging self-improvement, self-betterment, and self-preservation.

The original post is located here: https://www.establishingtheself.com/home/think-like-an-artist

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Feb 25, 2020
1536: The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Minimalists by James Altucher on The Benefits of Minimalism & Simplicity
654

James Altucher shares the seven habits of highly effective minimalists.

Episode 1536: The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective Minimalists by James Altucher on The Benefits of Minimalism & Simplicity

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/seven-habits-highly-effective-minimalists/

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Feb 24, 2020
1535: 5 Habits I'm Glad I Stuck With by Josie Michelle Davis on How To Wake Up Early & Build Healthy Momentum
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Josie Michelle Davis shares 5 habits that she's glad she stuck with.

Episode 1535: 5 Habits I'm Glad I Stuck With by Josie Michelle Davis on How To Wake Up Early & Build Healthy Momentum

Josie Michelle Davis is a full time stylist, a writer, and a lover of rescue mutts. She's a bit of a jack-of-all-trades and she spent years blogging DIYs and outfits. These days she's more focused on helping others learn how to change their mindset to achieve big goals.

The original post is located here: https://josiemichelledavis.com/blog/2019/3/20/5-habits-im-glad-i-stuck-with

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Feb 23, 2020
1534: "Write Every Day" is Bad Advice: Hacking the Psychology of Big Projects by Cal Newport on Productivity Habits
510

Cal Newport of the Study Hacks blog shares why write every day is bad advice.

Episode 1534: "Write Every Day" is Bad Advice: Hacking the Psychology of Big Projects by Cal Newport on Productivity Habits

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.
His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2013/01/13/write-every-day-is-bad-advice-hacking-the-psychology-of-big-projects/

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Feb 22, 2020
1533: Rules of Ascendancy: Learn to the Task, Not the Test by Isaac Morehouse on How To Pursue Meaningful Challenges
674

Isaac Morehouse shares his thoughts on rules of ascendancy.

Episode 1533: Rules of Ascendancy: Learn to the Task, Not the Test by Isaac Morehouse on How To Pursue Meaningful Challenges

Isaac Morehouse is the founder and CEO of Praxis, an awesome startup apprenticeship program making degrees irrelevant for careers. He is dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. He's written some books, done some podcasting, and is always experimenting with self-directed living and learning. When he's not with his wife and kids or building his company, he can be found smoking cigars, playing guitars, singing, reading, writing, getting angry watching sports teams from his home state of Michigan, or enjoying the beach.

The original post is located here: https://isaacmorehouse.com/2016/12/19/rules-of-ascendancy-learn-to-the-task-not-the-test/

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Feb 21, 2020
1532: If You Don't Like Your Life, You Can Change It by Jenn Granneman of Introvert Dear on How To Take Control of Life
507

Jenn Granneman of Introvert Dear on if you don't like your life, you can change it.

Episode 1532: If You Don't Like Your Life, You Can Change It by Jenn Granneman of Introvert Dear on How To Take Control of Life

Jenn Granneman is the founder of Introvert, Dear and author of The Secret Lives of Introverts. She started Introvert, Dear in 2013 as her personal blog. She was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted guy, and working an extroverted job (teaching 4th grade). Jenn wanted to write about what it was like being an introvert living in an extrovert’s world.
In true introvert form, she wrote her blog anonymously for almost two years. Jenn had no desire to be in the spotlight. And she had no idea her little blog would become this! Now, with the help of “quiet ones” around the world, she is on a mission: to let introverts everywhere know it’s okay to be who they are.

The original post is located here: https://introvertdear.com/news/introverts-change-your-life/

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Feb 20, 2020
1531: Yes Is the New No by Ira Israel on How to Slow Down Life & Create More Meaningful Connections
478

Ira Israel on yes is the new no.

Episode 1531: Yes Is the New No by Ira Israel on How to Slow Down Life & Create More Meaningful Connections

Since 2011, Ira Israel has been working in private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #31) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #50646), teaching sold-out transformational workshops, producing a series of best-selling mindfulness DVDs, and writing about psychology, philosophy, Buddhism, yoga, film, art, music & literature for the Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Mind Body Green, Thrive Global, Medium and Quora.

The original post is located here: https://iraisrael.com/yes-is-the-new-no/

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Feb 19, 2020
1530: 5 Lessons About Self-Confidence, Play and the Meaning of Work (That I Learned From a Toddler) by Ingrid Y Helander
571

Ingrid Y Helander shares 5 lessons about self-confidence, play and the meaning of work that she learned from a toddler.

Episode 1530: 5 Lessons About Self-Confidence, Play and the Meaning of Work (That I Learned From a Toddler) by Ingrid Y Helander

Ingrid began her career in Marriage and Family Therapy after she had her three children. After her youngest son was diagnosed with a chronic illness, she decided that she wanted to train to work alongside people as they work through life’s difficulties. She has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Central Connecticut State University. Ingrid specializes in Internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out Couples Therapy.

The original post is located here: https://ingridyhelanderlmft.com/5-lessons-about-self-confidence-play-and-the-meaning-of-work-that-i-learned-from-a-toddler/

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Feb 18, 2020
1529: Things We Are Never Meant to Know by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Digital Minimalism & Simple Living
465

Ali Cornish of Everthrive on things we are never meant to know.

Episode 1529: Things We Are Never Meant to Know by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Digital Minimalism & Simple Living

Ali Cornish created Everthrive as a response to the increasing pace, materialism, and detachment of today's society. Through words and photos, she brings awareness to the importance of living simply, healthfully, and authentically. Life can be better lived when we disconnect from distraction, slow down, and focus on what is truly important.

In addition to managing and contributing to Everthrive, she also helps others create compelling content for websites, campaigns, and social media ventures through The Media Acorn.

The original post is located here: http://everthrive.org/blog/2019/5/2/things-we-are-never-meant-to-know

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Feb 17, 2020
1528: How to Make Small, Sustainable Changes to Make Your Life Better by Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy
447

Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy shares how to make small, sustainable changes to make your life better.

Episode 1528: How to Make Small, Sustainable Changes to Make Your Life Better by Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy

Ellen Burgan is a midlife woman who loves to have fun, yet has a big appreciation for the art of relaxation. She prefers to live spontaneously and go where the wind blows. If It Brings You Joy is a blog that inspires ideas to make life a little better for yourself and others. Ellen has a passion for bringing joy to her life and share her ideas with you.

The original post is located here: https://ifitbringsyoujoy.com/how-to-make-small-sustainable-changes-to-make-your-life-better/

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Feb 16, 2020
1527: The Life-Changing Power Of Having Fun: A Thought Experiment by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back
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Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back shares the life-changing power of having fun.

Episode 1527: The Life-Changing Power Of Having Fun: A Thought Experiment by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back

Michael Blankenship wants you to know that he gets it if you're tired, you're burnt out and you're sick of doing the same thing every day, quickly marching toward a grave stone with nothing interesting written on its face. Michael felt that way once, but one day, everything changed. Once he'd taken back control of his life, he realized that his gusto - that lightly glowing ember inside all of us - was just waiting to be reignited, waiting for torch to touch coals and set it ablaze. He believes the same thing is possible for you, no matter how far gone you are.

The original post is located here: https://www.getyourgustoback.com/the-life-changing-power-of-having-fun-a-thought-experiment/

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Feb 15, 2020
1526: Be the Best You: 7 Keys to a Positive Personality by Brian Tracy on How To Improve Your Outlook On Life
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Brian Tracy shares 7 keys to a positive personality.

Episode 1526: Be the Best You: 7 Keys to a Positive Personality by Brian Tracy on How To Improve Your Outlook On Life

Brian Tracy's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

The original post is located here: https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/be-the-best-you-7-keys-to-a-positive-personality/

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Feb 14, 2020
1525: You Don't Have to Give Up Important Things to Get Important Things Done by Michael Mehlberg of Modern da Vinci
458

Michael Mehlberg shares why you don't have to give up important things to get important things done.

Episode 1525: You Don't Have to Give Up Important Things to Get Important Things Done by Michael Mehlberg

Michael Mehlberg is an entrepreneur and certified agile project manager who specializes in productivity and organization systems. His blog, Modern da Vinci has been called "The Owners Manual to an Awesome Life" and helps high-achieving entrepreneurs master their life and business - crushing their goals, living their passion, and finding purpose, balance, and excellence in all they do.

The original post is located here:
https://www.moderndavinci.net/blog/2018/5/30/you-dont-have-to-give-up-important-things-to-get-important-things-done

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Feb 13, 2020
1524: Flexible Structures by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on How to Create & Maintain Long Lasting Healthy Habits
468

Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle shares his thoughts on flexible structures.

Episode 1524: Flexible Structures by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on How to Create & Maintain Long Lasting Healthy Habits

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who co-founded a publishing company and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

The original post is located here: https://exilelifestyle.com/flexible-structures/

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Feb 12, 2020
1523: The Balancing Act of Gratitude by Will Penney of Be Better Stupid on How To Be More Grateful
556

Will Penney of Be Better Stupid shares the balancing act of gratitude.

Episode 1523: The Balancing Act of Gratitude by Will Penney of Be Better Stupid on How To Be More Grateful

Will Penney lives with his girlfriend and 4-pound chihuahua in Los Angeles. He likes basketball and food. He has the occasional Generalized Anxiety, constant crippling self-awareness, and a worse attention span than his chihuahua.

Unlike other self-help writers and gurus, he's not going to pretend like he knows you and how to fix your life. He's not here to offer solutions. He's here to propose ideas. Ideas are different. Ideas can be taken or left. Ideas can make you think. Ideas can be wrong. Ideas are real. Will is here to share some ideas on how maybe we can all be better.

The original post is located here: http://bebetterstupid.com/the-balancing-act-of-gratitude-kid-tested-mother-approved/

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Feb 11, 2020
1522: A New Approach to Goal Setting AND Why is Time Management So Important by Chalene Johnson on Productivity Tips
483

2 short posts from Chalene Johnson of The Chalene Show on a new approach to goal setting and why time management is so important.

Episode 1522: A New Approach to Goal Setting AND Why is Time Management So Important by Chalene Johnson on Productivity Tips

Chalene Johnson is a world-renowned motivational speaker with more than 30 years as a health expert. She is a New York Times best-selling author, health and lifestyle expert, and top health podcaster with over 20 million downloads of The Chalene Show. Tens of millions of people around the globe have transformed their bodies and their lives with her help, and her fitness programs have been featured in gyms and on TV for more than 12 years. She and Bret, her husband of over twenty years, are the founders of the SmartLife movement. Together, they have built and sold several multimillion-dollar lifestyle companies and helped countless people to do the same.

The original posts are located here: https://www.chalenejohnson.com/a-new-approach-to-goal-setting/ & https://www.chalenejohnson.com/why-is-time-management-so-important/

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Feb 10, 2020
1521: Get Up. Hustle. Get Lucky. by Ludovic Vuillier of The Good Life Manifesto on How To Work Hard for Positive Results
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Ludovic Vuillier of The Good Life Manifesto on getting up, hustling, and getting lucky.

Episode 1521: Get Up. Hustle. Get Lucky. by Ludovic Vuillier of The Good Life Manifesto on How To Work Hard for Positive Results

Ludovic is the visionary and founder of The Good Life Manifesto. The Manifesto has been created over his life so far, from a very early age. Influenced by his life experiences and growing up with the advice of his very money savvy mother, Ludovic not only helms The Good Life Manifesto, but also provides guidance on personal development and finance.
Ludovic loves to travel, and has a great passion for animals in general and birds in particular, and he has many birds living and traveling with him. He also loves to eat a lot more than one would think!

The original post is located here: https://www.thegoodlifemanifesto.com/get-up-hustle-get-lucky/

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Feb 09, 2020
1520: An Excerpt from Fear Is Fuel by Patrick J. Sweeney II on The Surprising Power To Help You Find Purpose & Passion
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An excerpt from the book Fear Is Fuel by Patrick J. Sweeney II.

Episode 1520: An Excerpt from Fear Is Fuel by Patrick J. Sweeney II on The Surprising Power To Help You Find Purpose & Passion

Fear, the most powerful force in our life, is the least understood. Every one of us experiences it. Many arrange their lives to avoid it. Yet, nearly every one of us needs to find more fear. We don’t have to be held hostage by fear – there’s solid neuroscience you can depend on to make courage your new habit

Most of us know fear as the unwanted force that drives phobias, anxieties, unhappiness, and inhibits self-actualization. Ironically, fear is the underlying phenomenon that heightens awareness and optimizes physical performance, and can drive ambition, courage, and success. Harnessing that fear can heighten emotional intelligence and bring success to every aspect of your life. Fear is Fuel can show you how.

Learn more about the book here: https://fearisfuel.com/

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Feb 08, 2020
1519: Live like You Could Lose Everything, But Know There's Nothing to Lose AND One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average
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2 short posts from Benjamin Hardy on living like you could lose everything but know there's nothing to lose & one behavior that separates the successful from the average.

Episode 1519: Live like You Could Lose Everything, But Know There's Nothing to Lose AND One Behavior Separates The Successful From The Average

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here: https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/success-secret-live-like-you-could-lose-everything-but-know-theres-nothing-to-lose-5488abb68f1b & https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/one-behavior-separates-the-successful-from-the-average-5f7d141ed9b

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Feb 07, 2020
1518: Analyzing Risk by Tynan on How To Choose The Best Path For Yourself & Accept Individuality
474

Tynan shares his thoughts on analyzing risk.

Episode 1518: Analyzing Risk by Tynan on How To Choose The Best Path For Yourself & Accept Individuality

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/risk

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Feb 06, 2020
1517: How to Create Habits That Stick - with Minimum Effort and Maximum Results by Paula Pant of Afford Anything
547

Paula Pant of Afford Anything shares how to create habits that stick with minimum effort and maximum results.

Episode 1517: How to Create Habits That Stick - with Minimum Effort and Maximum Results by Paula Pant of Afford Anything

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business, and real estate investing. She is a real estate investor, as the owner of seven rental property units in metropolitan Atlanta. She holds a real estate license in Georgia. She's also the host of the Afford Anything podcast.

The original post is located here: https://affordanything.com/create-mindless-habits/

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Feb 05, 2020
1516: Millionaire Success Habits & How One Simple Change Can Lead To Business Success by Steve Chou of MyWifeQuitHerJob
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Steve Chou of My Wife Quit Her Job shares millionaire success habits and how one simple change can lead to business success.

Episode 1516: Millionaire Success Habits & How One Simple Change Can Lead To Business Success by Steve Chou of MyWifeQuitHerJob

Steve Chou of My Wife Quit Her Job carries both a bachelors and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, but spent a good portion of his graduate education studying entrepreneurship and small business. When he and his wife had a child, they launched an online store to supplement their income, and quickly replaced Steve's wife's income stream through the new business. Steve blogs about it all at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com

The original post is located here: https://mywifequitherjob.com/your-habits-and-how-one-small-change-can-lead-to-long-term-success/

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Feb 04, 2020
1515: 10 Minimalism Tips To Kickstart Your Decluttering by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on How To Be A Minimalist
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Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch shares 10 minimalism tips to kickstart your decluttering.

Episode 1515: 10 Minimalism Tips To Kickstart Your Decluttering by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on How To Be A Minimalist

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
Check out Anthony's new book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/minimalism-tips/

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Feb 03, 2020
1514: Just In Cases by Chris Lovett of Minimalings on How To Start Minimizing Your Items & Minimalism Practice
408

Chris Lovett of Minimalings shares his thoughts on just in cases.

Episode 1514: Just In Cases by Chris Lovett of Minimalings on How To Start Minimizing Your Items & Minimalism Practice

Chris Lovett is a minimalist, life coach, speaker and career mentor but it didn't used to be that way. Quite content drifting through life in the comfort zone, he was collecting stuff, not exactly the stuff he wanted to collect but stuff none the less. Chris had a whole bunch of aspirations but managed to build a prison around them with a stack of unconscious decisions made down the years. His collection included debt, too many clothes, negative self fulfilling prophecies, assumptions, comparisons, unused 'just in case' items and a fixed mindset that kept me at just the right level of safe. He lived month to month but he wasn't really living at all.

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https://www.minimalings.com/post/just-in-cases

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Feb 02, 2020
1513: An Excerpt from Chasing the Bright Side by Jess Ekstrom on Baby Steps
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An excerpt from the book Chasing the Bright Side by Jess Ekstrom.

Episode 1513: An Excerpt from Chasing the Bright Side by Jess Ekstrom on Baby Steps

In Jess Ekstrom's book Chasing the Bright Side, she teaches you how to Believe in Better and then go create it. Oh- and Apple picked her audiobook as their Must-Listen of the Month.

Jess believes that when you wire yourself to lead with optimism you will have the confidence to take action – big or small - and make a difference in your communities, your family, your job and the world around you.

Learn more about the book here: https://jessekstrom.com/pre-order-book/

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Feb 01, 2020
1512: Don’t Push It Too Hard by Shana Olmstead on How To Find Balance & Create Space In Your Life for Personal Growth
596

Shana Olmstead shares her thoughts on not pushing it too hard.

Episode 1512: Don’t Push It Too Hard by Shana Olmstead on How To Find Balance & Create Space In Your Life for Personal Growth

Shana Olmstead's passion and life's work is connecting with people and helping them to believe the best about themselves. Her own process of spiritual awakening 15 years ago, and the personal transformation she has had since then has helped her to understand that her true calling in this lifetime is to help awaken the souls of others. She believes everyone is capable of transformation.

The original post is located here:
https://shanaolmstead.com/2019/11/25/dont-push-it-too-hard/

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Jan 31, 2020
1511: Between Peace and Pursuit by Greg Audino on How To Balance Personal Growth & Being Happy with Your Life
448

Greg Audino shares his thoughts on balancing peace and pursuit.

Episode 1511: Between Peace and Pursuit by Greg Audino on How To Balance Personal Growth & Being Happy with Your Life

Greg Audino is both a certified life coach and an actor. He combines his passions to create short and digestible videos which shine new light on the turbulent areas of life that many of us already have our minds made up about. Constantly seeking to share new insight, Audino uses humor and a variety of PG-13 examples to offer a refreshing and more relatable approach to self-development. TV fanatics can find him with principle roles on shows like Westworld, Now Apocalypse, NCIS:LA, and Jane the Virgin to name a few. Greg's videos, as well as information about becoming a life coaching client of his, can be found at gregaudino.com.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/the-ascent/between-peace-and-pursuit-7d6ebda0913d

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Jan 30, 2020
1510: Why Kissing Frogs Isn't As Gross As It Sounds by TK Coleman on Choosing To Be Happy & Personal Growth
444

T.K. Coleman shares why kissing frogs isn't as gross as it sounds.

Episode 1510: Why Kissing Frogs Isn't As Gross As It Sounds by TK Coleman on Choosing To Be Happy & Personal Growth

T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.

The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2011/08/13/why-kissing-frogs-isnt-as-gross-as-it-sounds/

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Jan 29, 2020
1509: Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel around the World by Chris Guillebeau on Intentional Travelling
527

Chris Guillebeau shares why you should quit your job and travel around the world.

Episode 1509: Why You Should Quit Your Job and Travel around the World by Chris Guillebeau on Intentional Travelling

Chris Guillebeau is a New York Times bestselling author and modern-day explorer. He is the author of 5 books and his daily podcast, Side Hustle School, is downloaded more than 2 million times a month. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, Chris hosts the World Domination Summit, a gathering of creative, remarkable people with thousands in attendance. Chris is also the founder of Pioneer Nation, Unconventional Guides, the Travel Hacking Cartel, and numerous other projects. During a lifetime of self-employment that included a four-year commitment as a volunteer executive in West Africa, he visited every country in the world (193 in total) before his 35th birthday.

The original post is located here: https://chrisguillebeau.com/why-you-should-quit-your-job-and-travel-around-the-world/

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Jan 28, 2020
1508: How to Become a Minimalist (Or Just Simplify Your Life A Little) by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less
475

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares how to become a minimalist or just simplify your life a little.

Episode 1508: How to Become a Minimalist (Or Just Simplify Your Life A Little) by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/how-to-become-a-minimalist/

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Jan 27, 2020
1507: [Part 2] On Great Teachers and the Remarkable Life: A Deliberate Practice Case Study by Cal Newport
519

Cal Newport of the Study Hacks blog shares his thoughts on great teachers and the remarkable life. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1507: [Part 2] On Great Teachers and the Remarkable Life: A Deliberate Practice Case Study by Cal Newport

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.
His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2010/02/08/on-great-teachers-and-the-remarkable-life-a-deliberate-practice-case-study/

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Jan 26, 2020
1506: [Part 1] On Great Teachers and the Remarkable Life: A Deliberate Practice Case Study by Cal Newport
370

Cal Newport of the Study Hacks blog shares his thoughts on great teachers and the remarkable life. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1506: [Part 1] On Great Teachers and the Remarkable Life: A Deliberate Practice Case Study by Cal Newport

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004.
In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work.
His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the knowledge economy, and that individuals who cultivate their ability to concentrate without distraction will thrive.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2010/02/08/on-great-teachers-and-the-remarkable-life-a-deliberate-practice-case-study/

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Jan 25, 2020
1505: Taking Risks (Pt. I): Combatting Fear by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on Getting Past Irrational Fear
501

Andrew James of Establishing The Self shares his thoughts on taking risks and combatting fear.

Episode 1505: Taking Risks (Pt. I): Combatting Fear by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on Getting Past Irrational Fear

Establishing the Self is a frequently updated collection of philosophically themed short essays aimed at interpreting the Human Condition as well as encouraging self-improvement, self-betterment, and self-preservation.

The original post is located here: https://www.establishingtheself.com/home/taking-risks-part-one

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Jan 24, 2020
1504: 5 Common Myths About Success by Brian Tracy on How To Achieve A Happy & Fulfilling Life
468

Brian Tracy shares 5 common myths about success.

Episode 1504: 5 Common Myths About Success by Brian Tracy on How To Achieve A Happy & Fulfilling Life

Brian Tracy's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

The original post is located here: https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/common-success-myths/

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Jan 23, 2020
1503: Why "Live In The Moment" Is Terrible Advice by Benjamin Hardy on Living Your Best Life
521

Benjamin Hardy shares why live in the moment is terrible advice.

Episode 1503: Why "Live In The Moment" Is Terrible Advice by Benjamin Hardy on Living Your Best Life

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here: https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/why-living-presently-could-ruin-your-entire-life-1f6298420800

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Jan 22, 2020
1502: How to Stage Your Home for Living by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on How To Simplify Your House
496

Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist shares how to stage your home for living.

Episode 1502: How to Stage Your Home for Living by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on How To Simplify Your House

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/stage-your-home-for-living/

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Jan 21, 2020
1501: Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits
656

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares a simple method for working with the disorder of our lives.

Episode 1501: Herding Cats: A Simple Method for Working with the Disorder of Our Lives by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits

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.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/cats

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Jan 20, 2020
1500: Chel Hamilton of Meditation Minis
741

Chel Hamilton of Meditation Minis Podcast takes over episode 1500.

Episode 1500: Chel Hamilton of Meditation Minis

For over 13 years Chel has been a hypnotherapist seeing clients full time in private practice. She decided to create her podcast, Meditation Minis, which focuses on helping people manage their stress and anxiety through guided meditations, after several girlfriends kept insisting that she start a podcast on meditation. Chel committed to doing six episodes, but now 5 years in and millions of downloads later it feels like the journey is just beginning!

Learn more about Chel and her podcast here: https://meditationminis.com/

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Jan 19, 2020
1499: You're An Expression of Greatness AND Stepping Into The Arena by Adi Redzic on Personal Growth Mindset
550

2 short posts from Adi Redzic where he shares why you're an expression of greatness and on stepping into the arena.

Episode 1499: You're An Expression of Greatness AND Stepping Into The Arena by Adi Redzic on Personal Growth Mindset

Adi Redzic is an award-winning life, business, and leadership coach, entrepreneur, author of two books, and motivational speaker. From a war-torn childhood to meetings at The White House, Adi has proven the possibility of change and growth.

The original posts are located here: https://www.adiredzic.com/journal/2018/9/20/youre-an-expression-of-greatness & https://www.adiredzic.com/journal/2018/9/28/stepping-into-the-arena

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Jan 18, 2020
1498: I Surrender by James Altucher on How To Work Hard, Meditate, and Let Things Go
585

James Altucher shares his thoughts on surrendering.

Episode 1498: I Surrender by James Altucher on How To Work Hard, Meditate, and Let Things Go

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original post is located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/i-surrender/

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Jan 17, 2020
1497: If It's Important, Learn It Repeatedly by David Cain of Raptitude on Best Learning Techniques & Tips
487

David Cain of Raptitude on if it's important, learn it repeatedly.

Episode 1497: If It's Important, Learn It Repeatedly by David Cain of Raptitude on Best Learning Techniques & Tips

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

The original post is located here: https://www.raptitude.com/2018/01/if-its-important-learn-it-repeatedly/

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Jan 16, 2020
1496: Increase Happiness by Removing this One Thing From Your Life AND Why Smiling is Good For You by Ellen Burgan
546

2 short posts from Ellen Burgan of If It Brings You Joy on increasing happiness by removing one thing and why smiling is good for your health.

Episode 1496: Increase Happiness by Removing this One Thing From Your Life AND Why Smiling is Good For You by Ellen Burgan

Ellen Burgan is a midlife woman who loves to have fun, yet has a big appreciation for the art of relaxation. She prefers to live spontaneously and go where the wind blows. If It Brings You Joy is a blog that inspires ideas to make life a little better for yourself and others. Ellen has a passion for bringing joy to her life and share her ideas with you.

The original posts are located here: https://ifitbringsyoujoy.com/negative-thought/ & https://ifitbringsyoujoy.com/why-smiling-is-good-for-you/

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Jan 15, 2020
1495: How To Be Less Busy In A Busy Busy World by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on Slowing Down & Enjoying Life
443

Leo Babauta of Mnmlist shares how to be less busy in a busy busy world.

Episode 1495: How To Be Less Busy In A Busy Busy World by Leo Babauta of Mnmlist on Slowing Down & Enjoying Life

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.

The original post is located here: https://mnmlist.com/how-to-be-less-busy-in-a-busy-busy-world

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Jan 14, 2020
1494: Creating Space: How It Can Change Your Life by Jacob Jolibois with No Sidebar on Making Room For Minimalism
527

Jacob Jolibois with No Sidebar shares how creating space can change your life.

Episode 1494: Creating Space: How It Can Change Your Life by Jacob Jolibois with No Sidebar on Making Room For Minimalism

No Sidebar was created by Brian Gardner and is all about designing a simpler life. He and the contributing authors want to help you figure out what's getting in your way, at home and at work. They want to help you let go of distractions, online and off--to turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul.

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/creating-space/

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Jan 13, 2020
1493: [Part 2] Why You Lost Your Child-Like Creativity (And How To Rediscover It) by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back
621

Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back shares why you lost your child-like creativity and how to rediscover it. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1493: [Part 2] Why You Lost Your Child-Like Creativity (And How To Rediscover It) by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back

Michael Blankenship wants you to know that he gets it if you're tired, you're burnt out and you're sick of doing the same thing every day, quickly marching toward a grave stone with nothing interesting written on its face. Michael felt that way once, but one day, everything changed. Once he'd taken back control of his life, he realized that his gusto - that lightly glowing ember inside all of us - was just waiting to be reignited, waiting for torch to touch coals and set it ablaze. He believes the same thing is possible for you, no matter how far gone you are.

The original post is located here: https://www.getyourgustoback.com/why-you-lost-your-child-like-creativity-and-how-to-rediscover-it/

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Jan 12, 2020
1492: [Part 1] Why You Lost Your Child-Like Creativity (And How To Rediscover It) by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back
519

Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back shares why you lost your child-like creativity and how to rediscover it. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1492: [Part 1] Why You Lost Your Child-Like Creativity (And How To Rediscover It) by Michael Blankenship of Get Your Gusto Back

Michael Blankenship wants you to know that he gets it if you're tired, you're burnt out and you're sick of doing the same thing every day, quickly marching toward a grave stone with nothing interesting written on its face. Michael felt that way once, but one day, everything changed. Once he'd taken back control of his life, he realized that his gusto - that lightly glowing ember inside all of us - was just waiting to be reignited, waiting for torch to touch coals and set it ablaze. He believes the same thing is possible for you, no matter how far gone you are.

The original post is located here: https://www.getyourgustoback.com/why-you-lost-your-child-like-creativity-and-how-to-rediscover-it/

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Jan 11, 2020
1491: Today Is The First Day of The Rest of Your Life by Bradley Charbonneau of Pass The Sour Cream on Personal Growth
469

Bradley Charbonneau of Pass The Sour Cream on today is the first day of the rest of your life.

Episode 1491: Today Is The First Day of The Rest of Your Life by Bradley Charbonneau of Pass The Sour Cream on Personal Growth

Bradley Charbonneau's dad died in 2015 and it was as if, for the first time, that he realized we were mortal and had only this life to live. Unless you're a cat, but he wasn't a cat and he wasn't living the life he thought that he was supposed to live. Since then, he's been writing. Every Single Day. Bradley's now published 12 books, closed down the company he founded (and realized he hated), and moved his family to Europe. It doesn't cost him energy, it provides him with energy. Every Single Day. It all started with a single decision to write every day. When are you going to start living the life you were meant to live?

The original post is located here: https://passthesourcream.com/today-is-the-first-day-of-the-rest-of-your-life/

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Jan 10, 2020
1490: Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices by Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani with Nir And Far on Memories
633

Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani share why you make terrible life choices.

Episode 1490: Peak-End Rule: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices by Nir Eyal & Lakshmi Mani with Nir And Far on Memories

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet of Habit-Forming Technology.”
Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford. He is the author of the bestselling book, Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.
In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir’s writing has been featured in The Harvard Business Review, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Nir is also an active investor in habit-forming technologies. Some of his past investments include: Eventbrite, Product Hunt, Pantry, Marco Polo, Presence Learning, 7 Cups, Pana, Symphony Commerce, Worklife (acquired by Cisco) and Refresh.io (acquired by LinkedIn).
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.

The original post is located here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2018/04/peak-end-rule.html

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Jan 09, 2020
1489: How To Live Your Actual Life by Shawna Scafe of Simple On Purpose on How To Deal with Discomfort
590

Shawna Scafe of Simple On Purpose shares how to live your actual life.

Episode 1489: How To Live Your Actual Life by Shawna Scafe of Simple On Purpose on How To Deal with Discomfort

Shawna Scafe is a mom of three small kids who started blogging after her first son was born. She wanted to share her c-section story in order to help herself work through the disappointment she felt about it. She read a book on minimalism that changed how she viewed her life. She started asking questions about why we have so much, do so much, work so much and we feel so restless and overwhelmed. Shawna is trying to live life on purpose, set dreams and goals for herself as a mom, wife and woman and she is trying to share it openly with everyone.

The original post is located here: https://simpleonpurpose.ca/discomfort/

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Jan 08, 2020
1488: Think Long Term to Make Good Decisions by Tynan on How To Improve Critical Thinking Skills for a Better Life
411

Tynan shares his thoughts on thinking long term to make good decisions.

Episode 1488: Think Long Term to Make Good Decisions by Tynan on How To Improve Critical Thinking Skills for a Better Life

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/longterm

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Jan 07, 2020
1487: How Defining My Core Values Changed My Life by Jennifer of Simply Fiercely on How To Decide What's Important
531

Jennifer of Simply Fiercely shares how defining her core values changed her life.

Episode 1487: How Defining My Core Values Changed My Life by Jennifer of Simply Fiercely on How To Decide What's Important

Jennifer is a traveller, minimalist and dream chaser. She grew up near Baltimore, Maryland but she caught a bad case of wanderlust at an early age and it has taken her all over the world. She is a reformed shopaholic turned minimalist and believes that clearing out the clutter is a vital part of creating a life you love.

The original post is located here: https://www.simplyfiercely.com/values/

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Jan 06, 2020
1486: Is Location Independence Bulls***? AND Forever Does Not Exist by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
459

2 shorter posts from Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists sharing their thoughts on location independence and why forever does not exist.

Episode 1486: Is Location Independence Bulls***? AND Forever Does Not Exist by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

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.

The original posts are located here:
http://www.theminimalists.com/location/ & http://www.theminimalists.com/forever/

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Jan 05, 2020
1485: Nomophobia and the Dream of Productivity: Four Steps Toward Independence by Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro
436

Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro shares four steps toward independence.

Episode 1485: Nomophobia and the Dream of Productivity: Four Steps Toward Independence by Laura Stack of The Productivity Pro

Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author, and noted authority on employee and team productivity. She is the president of The Productivity Pro, Inc., a company dedicated to helping leaders increase workplace performance in high-stress environments. Stack has authored eight books, including FASTER TOGETHER: Accelerating Your Team's Productivity (Berrett-Koehler 2018). She is a past president of the National Speakers Association, and a member of its exclusive Speaker Hall of Fame (with fewer than 175 members worldwide.) Stack's clients include Cisco Systems, Wal-Mart, and Bank of America, and she has been featured on the CBS Early Show and CNN, and in the New York Times.

The original post is located here: http://theproductivitypro.com/blog/2018/01/nomophobia-and-the-dream-of-productivity-four-steps-toward-independence/

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Jan 04, 2020
1484: How to Create a Plan Today to Maximize Tomorrow by Michael Mehlberg of Modern da Vinci on Success Planning
533

Michael Mehlberg of Modern da Vinci shares how to create a plan today to maximize tomorrow.

Episode 1484: How to Create a Plan Today to Maximize Tomorrow by Michael Mehlberg of Modern da Vinci on Success Planning

Michael Mehlberg is an entrepreneur and certified agile project manager who specializes in productivity and organization systems. His blog, Modern da Vinci has been called "The Owners Manual to an Awesome Life" and helps high-achieving entrepreneurs master their life and business - crushing their goals, living their passion, and finding purpose, balance, and excellence in all they do.

The original post is located here:
https://www.moderndavinci.net/blog/2015/7/20/how-to-create-a-plan-today-to-maximize-tomorrow

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Jan 03, 2020
1483: Why Pursue Personal Growth at All? by Steve Pavlina on How To Start A Conscious Growth Mindset
459

Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts on why you should pursue personal growth.

Episode 1483: Why Pursue Personal Growth at All? by Steve Pavlina on How To Start A Conscious Growth Mindset

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 has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2004/11/why-pursue-personal-growth-at-all/

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Jan 02, 2020
1482: An Excerpt from Thank You, Cancer by Logan Sneed on How To Cultivate Self-Belief
498

An excerpt from the book Thank You, Cancer by Logan Sneed.

Episode 1482: An Excerpt from Thank You, Cancer by Logan Sneed on How To Cultivate Self-Belief

For more advice on self-belief, you can find Thank You, Cancer on Amazon.

Logan Sneed is a brain cancer survivor and entrepreneur whose online business generated a six-figure income before his 21st birthday. A stage-4 cancer diagnosis didn’t derail Logan’s desire to reinvent himself every day and pursue the dreams he wasn’t ready to give up. Today, Logan is an inspirational public speaker, social media influencer, ketogenic diet expert, and a best-self coach with a passion for personal transformation.

Learn more about the book here: LoganSneed.com

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Jan 01, 2020
1481: [Part 2] Why You Should be Planning for 2019, Not 2018. by Benjamin Hardy on How To Create A Growth Mindset
556

Benjamin Hardy shares why you should be planning for 2019, not 2018. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1481: [Part 2] Why You Should be Planning for 2019, Not 2018. by Benjamin Hardy on How To Create A Growth Mindset

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/why-you-should-be-planning-for-2019-not-2018-c2d856e23a01

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Dec 31, 2019
1480: [Part 1] Why You Should be Planning for 2019, Not 2018. by Benjamin Hardy on Plan for Continuous Growth
540

Benjamin Hardy shares why you should be planning for 2019, not 2018. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1480: [Part 1] Why You Should be Planning for 2019, Not 2018. by Benjamin Hardy on Plan for Continuous Growth

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here:
https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/why-you-should-be-planning-for-2019-not-2018-c2d856e23a01

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Dec 30, 2019
1479: Easy Work Is Hard Work Smartly Applied by TK Coleman on Spending Time & Energy on the Right Things in Life
422

T.K. Coleman on easy work is hard work smartly applied.

Episode 1479: Easy Work Is Hard Work Smartly Applied by TK Coleman on Spending Time & Energy on the Right Things in Life

T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.

The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2018/06/16/easy-work-hard-work-smartly-applied/

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Dec 29, 2019
1478: Healing the Post-Holiday Hangover Blues by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on Finding Happiness After Christmas
516

Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise shares her thoughts on healing the post-holiday blues.

Episode 1478: Healing the Post-Holiday Hangover Blues by Rachel Shanken of MindBodyWise on Finding Happiness After Christmas

Rachel Shanken is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Yoga Instructor, and now a Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Practitioner. Her philosophy is simple: what you seek is already within you. In the busy lives we lead, it's sometimes difficult to stop, listen and access the knowledge that resides deep inside of ourselves. Using a whole-body, client-centered approach, her passion is to: support you with listening to your own internal wisdom, assist you with connecting to what you really want and help to empower you in taking steps toward achieving your goals.

The original post is located here: https://mindbodywise.com/blog/healing-the-post-holiday-hangover-blues/

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Dec 28, 2019
1477: Mindset Hacks That Will Change Your Life by Mia of She Dreams All Day on A Path To Personal Growth
479

Mia of She Dreams All Day shares mindset hacks that will change your life.

Episode 1477: Mindset Hacks That Will Change Your Life by Mia of She Dreams All Day on A Path To Personal Growth

She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers.

The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/mindset-hacks-that-will-change-your-life/

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Dec 27, 2019
1476: Your Life is Always Just Beginning by David Cain of Raptitude on The Experience of Being Alive
647

David Cain of Raptitude shares his thoughts on your life is always just beginning.

Episode 1476: Your Life is Always Just Beginning by David Cain of Raptitude on The Experience of Being Alive

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

The original post is located here: https://www.raptitude.com/2015/10/your-life-is-always-just-beginning/

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Dec 26, 2019
1475: One Surprisingly Simple Choice that Will Change Your Life by Rachel Macy Stafford of Marc And Angel on Love
479

Rachel Macy Stafford with Marc and Angel Hack Life shares one surprisingly simple choice that will change your life.

Episode 1475: One Surprisingly Simple Choice that Will Change Your Life by Rachel Macy Stafford of Marc And Angel on Love

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, 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, course and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
Marc and Angel's New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a guide to spark sustainable action - and to return to whenever needed. It's available online at http://www.marcandangel.com/book/ and on Amazon.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2017/03/05/one-surprisingly-simple-choice-that-will-change-your-life/

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Dec 25, 2019
1474: The Pursuit of Happiness AND Finding Your Joy by Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People on Be Happy
551

2 short posts from Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People where he shares his thoughts on the pursuit of happiness and finding your joy.

Episode 1474: The Pursuit of Happiness AND Finding Your Joy by Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People on Be Happy

Cylon George is a spiritual chaplain, musician, devoted husband, and busy dad of six. He loves listening to people’s stories and helping them gain perspective on life’s opportunities and challenges. The mission of his blog is to help busy people thrive in their spiritual lives so they can live with more joy, peace, purpose, and meaning.

The original posts are located here:
https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/the-pursuit-of-happiness & https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/finding-joy

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Dec 24, 2019
1473: A Simple Holiday Starts With This by Melissa Camara Wilkins with No Sidebar on Simplifying The Holidays
476

Melissa Camara Wilkins with No Sidebar shares her thoughts on how a simple holiday starts.

Episode 1473: A Simple Holiday Starts With This by Melissa Camara Wilkins with No Sidebar on Simplifying The Holidays

No Sidebar was created by Brian Gardner and is all about designing a simpler life. He and the contributing authors want to help you figure out what's getting in your way, at home and at work. They want to help you let go of distractions, online and off--to turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul.

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/simple-holiday/

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Dec 23, 2019
1472: Embrace Life's Limitations to Unlock Life's Promise by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Find Purpose
588

Jay and Heather Harrington of Life and Whim share their thoughts on embracing life's limitations to unlock life's promise.

Episode 1472: Embrace Life's Limitations to Unlock Life's Promise by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on Find Purpose

Jay and Heather Harrington are the husband and wife team behind Life and Whim. They started Life and Whim after moving their family to Traverse City, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, to break the script of their life and reimagine what's possible. They live in pursuit of a purposeful, meaningful, active, and simple life.

The original post is located here: https://www.lifeandwhim.com/first-moments-blog/embrace-lifes-limitations

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Dec 22, 2019
1471: Down Time by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on How To Overcome Laziness & Appreciate Life
426

Andrew James of Establishing The Self shares his thoughts on down time.

Episode 1471: Down Time by Andrew James of Establishing The Self on How To Overcome Laziness & Appreciate Life

Establishing the Self is a frequently updated collection of philosophically themed short essays aimed at interpreting the Human Condition as well as encouraging self-improvement, self-betterment, and self-preservation.

The original post is located here: https://www.establishingtheself.com/home/down-time

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Dec 21, 2019
1470: Why Should You Change? by Adi Redzic on Personal Transformation & How to Accept Change in Life
501

Adi Redzic shares his thoughts on why you should change.

Episode 1470: Why Should You Change? by Adi Redzic on Personal Transformation & How to Accept Change in Life

Adi Redzic is an award-winning life, business, and leadership coach, entrepreneur, author of two books, and motivational speaker. From a war-torn childhood to meetings at The White House, Adi has proven the possibility of change and growth.

The original post is located here: https://www.adiredzic.com/journal/2019/3/6/why-should-you-change

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Dec 20, 2019
1469: Hello Anxiety, Let’s Talk: How Our Minds Cling to Familiar Narratives by Katrina Norman of The Mom Chronicle
526

Katrina Norman of The Mom Chronicle shares how our minds cling to familiar narratives.

Episode 1469: Hello Anxiety, Let’s Talk: How Our Minds Cling to Familiar Narratives by Katrina Norman of The Mom Chronicle

Katrina Norman is on a journey to discover herself a little more every day. One of the tools to help her get there is how she interacts with the little people that emerged from within her. She is looking at the "me" in her relationships with the most vulnerable around her, her children. She is thinking of those moments of awareness where she is stripped bare in her role as mother and nurturer. She is using this as a mirror to focus on the raw, real, naked soul inside of her.

The original post is located here: http://themomchronicle.com/anxiety-relief/

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Dec 19, 2019
1468: How to be Rich - THE PUSH AND Give and You Receive by James Altucher on How To Pursue Happiness
740

2 short posts from James Altucher on how to be rich & give and you receive.

Episode 1468: How to be Rich - THE PUSH AND Give and You Receive by James Altucher on How To Pursue Happiness

James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, bestselling author, and podcaster. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies and says he failed at 17 of them. He has published 11 books, and is a regular contributor to The Financial Times, TechCrunch, and The Huffington Post. USA Today named his book Choose Yourself one of the 12 Best Business Books of All Time.

The original posts are located here: https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/how-to-be-rich-the-push/ & https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/give-and-you-receive/

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Dec 18, 2019
1467: Living Without Limits by Brian Tracy on How To Achieve Your Potential & Pursue Big Dreams
464

Brian Tracy shares his thoughts on living without limits.

Episode 1467: Living Without Limits by Brian Tracy on How To Achieve Your Potential & Pursue Big Dreams

Brian Tracy's goal is to help you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever imagined. Brian Tracy has consulted for more than 1,000 companies and addressed more than 5,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout the US, Canada and 70 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year. He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 30 years in the fields of economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 70 books that have been translated into dozens of languages.

The original post is located here: https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/living-without-limits/

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Dec 17, 2019
1466: 12 Simple Ideas to Spread Holiday Cheer This Week by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on Christmas Spirit
548

Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist shares 12 simple ideas to spread holiday cheer this week.

Episode 1466: 12 Simple Ideas to Spread Holiday Cheer This Week by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on Christmas Spirit

Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.
BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/spread-cheer/

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Dec 16, 2019
1465: [Part 2] 7 Steps to Help You Actually Reach Your Goals by Nick True of Mapped Out Money on Setting SMART Goals
435

Nick True of Mapped Out Money shares 7 steps to help you actually reach your goals. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1465: [Part 2] 7 Steps to Help You Actually Reach Your Goals by Nick True of Mapped Out Money on Setting SMART Goals

Nick True is the founder of Mapped Out Money, where he helps you get a grip on your finances and take hold of freedom. His goal is to help you save more, live more, reduce debt, and get free. Mapped Out Money is for you if you want actionable steps to help get control of your money, you want to be free from money stress, you're ready to change your life and use money to support your dreams, and you don't want to settle for mediocrity.

The original post is located here: https://mappedoutmoney.com/7-steps-to-reach-goals/

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Dec 15, 2019
1464: [Part 1] 7 Steps to Help You Actually Reach Your Goals by Nick True of Mapped Out Money on New Year's Resolutions
453

Nick True of Mapped Out Money shares 7 steps to help you actually reach your goals. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1464: [Part 1] 7 Steps to Help You Actually Reach Your Goals by Nick True of Mapped Out Money on New Year's Resolutions

Nick True is the founder of Mapped Out Money, where he helps you get a grip on your finances and take hold of freedom. His goal is to help you save more, live more, reduce debt, and get free. Mapped Out Money is for you if you want actionable steps to help get control of your money, you want to be free from money stress, you're ready to change your life and use money to support your dreams, and you don't want to settle for mediocrity.

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Dec 14, 2019
1463: Using Both your Heart and your Mind for Success AND Gift Giving in the Modern World by Leon Logothetis
561

2 posts from Leon Logothetis where he shares his thoughts on using both your heart and mind for success AND gift giving in the modern world.

Episode 1463: Using Both your Heart and your Mind for Success AND Gift Giving in the Modern World by Leon Logothetis

Leon Logothetis is a global adventurer, motivational speaker & philanthropist. It wasn't always that way. He used to be a broker in the city of London where he felt uninspired and chronically depressed. He gave it all up for a life on the road. This radical life change was inspired by the inspirational movie The Motorcycle Diaries. His journey is chronicled in the Netflix documentary series The Kindness Diaries. In December 2016, he released his book: Live, Love, Explore.

The original posts are located here:
http://www.leonlogothetis.com/using-heart-mind-success/ & http://www.leonlogothetis.com/gift-giving-modern-world/

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Dec 13, 2019
1462: High-Temperature Searches by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on Problem Solving & Creative Thinking
501

Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle shares his thoughts on high-temperature searches.

Episode 1462: High-Temperature Searches by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on Problem Solving & Creative Thinking

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who co-founded a publishing company and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

The original post is located here: https://exilelifestyle.com/hightemperature-searches/

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Dec 12, 2019
1461: The Four Habits that Form Habits by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Simple Steps to Better Routines
614

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares the four habits that form habits.

Episode 1461: The Four Habits that Form Habits by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Simple Steps to Better Routines

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.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/habitses

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Dec 11, 2019
1460: How An Early Failure Jumpstarted My Intentional Living Journey by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Simplicity
427

Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch shares how an early failure jumpstarted his intentional living journey.

Episode 1460: How An Early Failure Jumpstarted My Intentional Living Journey by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Simplicity

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.
Check out Anthony's new book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/sixth-grade/

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Dec 10, 2019
1459: How to Let Go of the Guilt of Letting Go by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Minimalism & Freedom
469

Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares how to let go of the guilt of letting go.

Episode 1459: How to Let Go of the Guilt of Letting Go by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Minimalism & Freedom

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.
She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.
Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/go-guilt/

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Dec 09, 2019
1458: The Moment AND The Gift by Kacie Main on Finding A Positive Perspective In Life & How to find Gratitude
593

2 short posts from Kacie Main where she shares her thoughts on finding a positive perspective in life.

Episode 1458: The Moment AND The Gift by Kacie Main on Finding A Positive Perspective In Life & How to find Gratitude

Kacie Main's affinity for writing started as a child, writing arguably overly emotional letters to family, friends, and boyfriends, and even an anonymous poem to a widowed neighbor. The first paper she wrote in college was nominated for a first-year writing award yet she still didn't think to pursue writing as a career. She spent years successfully wandering through jobs but always trying to figure out "what I want to be when I grow up." As her career path zigged and zagged, writing was always there, lurking in the background patiently waiting it's turn. Then at 32 years old, the patience ran out. She didn't sit down to write her book, it jumped out of her at perhaps the worst, best, most confusing, and most liberating time of her life.

The original posts are located here: https://www.kaciemain.com/realtalk/themoment & https://www.kaciemain.com/realtalk/thegift

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Dec 08, 2019
1457: Not That Kind of Person by Tynan on Setting Realistic Goals & Forming New Habits for Success
446

Tynan shares his thoughts on being not that kind of person.

Episode 1457: Not That Kind of Person by Tynan on Setting Realistic Goals & Forming New Habits for Success

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/notme

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Dec 07, 2019
1456: Are You On An Emotional Rollercoaster Every Day? by Allison Carmen on How To Create Positive Emotions
393

Allison Carmen asks if you are on an emotional rollercoaster every day?

Episode 1456: Are You On An Emotional Rollercoaster Every Day? by Allison Carmen on How To Create Positive Emotions

Allison Carmen holds a B.A. in accounting, a J.D. of Law, and a Master’s of Law in taxation. After working for a large law firm in Manhattan, Allison founded her own law firm and built a successful practice focusing on real estate, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and taxation. After 15 years of practicing law, Allison transitioned her practice into business consulting, business coaching and life coaching. Today, Allison’s clients range from owners of multi-million dollar companies to artists, actors, writers, and parents. She's also the host of the podcast: 10 Minutes to Less Suffering.

The original post is located here: http://www.allisoncarmen.com/are-you-on-an-emotional-rollercoaster-everyday/

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Dec 06, 2019
1455: Family Problems and Forgiving A Family Member & How To Resolve Issues with Close Family & Friends
530

Greg Audino shares advice on forgiving a family member and other family problems.

Episode 1055: Family Problems and Forgiving A Family Member & How To Resolve Issues with Close Family & Friends

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Dec 05, 2019
1454: Guilt AND Black Coffee by Becca Shern of Minimal Wellness on How To Align Values and Expectations
502

2 short posts from Becca Shern of Minimal Wellness where she shares her thoughts on built and black coffee.

Episode 1454: Guilt AND Black Coffee by Becca Shern of Minimal Wellness on How To Align Values and Expectations

Becca Shern is the founder of MinimalWellness.com and is a Registered Dietitian, foodie, wellness nerd, recreational athlete, and mom. She started Minimal Wellness to help people find, navigate, and enjoy the simple path to optimal health. Eliminating the “junk” (foods, advice, stuff, excuses, distractions) helps us focus on the critical components of wellness, enabling us to be healthier, happier, and more fulfilled. Find more information about her at MinimalWellness.com.

The original post is located here: http://minimalwellness.com/guilt/ & http://minimalwellness.com/coffee/

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Dec 04, 2019
1453: 2 Quick Exercises to Quiet the Negative Self-Talk in Your Head by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Optimism
533

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares 2 quick exercises to quiet the negative self-talk in your head.

Episode 1453: 2 Quick Exercises to Quiet the Negative Self-Talk in Your Head by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Optimism

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, 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, course and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
Marc and Angel's New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a guide to spark sustainable action - and to return to whenever needed. It's available online at http://www.marcandangel.com/book/ and on Amazon.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2016/11/06/2-quick-exercises-to-quiet-the-negative-self-talk-in-your-head/

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Dec 03, 2019
1452: The Elimination Habit - Part 1 of Eliminate, Automate, Delegate by Kyle Mast of True Hourly Wage on Simple Living
445

Kyle Mast of True Hourly Wage shares the elimination habit.

Episode 1452: The Elimination Habit - Part 1 of Eliminate, Automate, Delegate by Kyle Mast of True Hourly Wage on Simple Living

Kyle Mast is a husband, father, financial planner, real estate investor, and lover of good conversations over coffee. He lives just south of Portland, Oregon. He launched True Hourly Wage to be able to help more people than he is able to serve individually in his financial planning practice. His hope is that you are able to find at least one idea or concept from his writing that will improve your financial and personal life today and well into the future.

The original post is located here: https://www.truehourlywage.com/thw-blog/the-elimination-habit-part-1-of-eliminate-automate-delegate

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Dec 02, 2019
1451: [Part 2] Three Typical Mistakes in Thinking About the Future by David Cain of Raptitude on Solving Life Problems
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David Cain of Raptitude shares three typical mistakes in thinking about the future. This is part 2 of 2.

Episode 1451: [Part 2] Three Typical Mistakes in Thinking About the Future by David Cain of Raptitude on Solving Life Problems

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

The original post is located here:  https://www.raptitude.com/2010/07/three-typical-mistakes-in-thinking-about-the-future/

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Dec 01, 2019
1450: [Part 1] Three Typical Mistakes in Thinking About the Future by David Cain of Raptitude on Negative Thinking
557

David Cain of Raptitude shares three typical mistakes in thinking about the future. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 1450: [Part 1] Three Typical Mistakes in Thinking About the Future by David Cain of Raptitude on Negative Thinking

David Cain is a writer and entrepreneur living in Winnipeg, Canada. On a particular boring day at his office job in 2009, he started Raptitude. His interest has always been human society and the internal human experience, and Raptitude became his megaphone for his thoughts about those things. It found an audience rather quickly and it’s been central to his life ever since. In 2013, he left his day job to write full time.

The original post is located here:  https://www.raptitude.com/2010/07/three-typical-mistakes-in-thinking-about-the-future/

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Nov 30, 2019
1449: If It Feels Good, Is It a Sin? by TK Coleman on Choosing Joy & Pursuing Enjoyment in Life
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T.K. Coleman shares if it's a sin if it feels good.

Episode 1449: If It Feels Good, Is It a Sin? by TK Coleman on Choosing Joy & Pursuing Enjoyment in Life

T.K. Coleman is the Co-Founder & Education Director of Praxis. He is a prolific writer and speaker with a singular mission: to awaken people to their own creative power. Sounds cheesy, but TK listens to Christmas music year-round, so he's used to being called cheesy and it doesn't bother him in the least. Learn more about him at TKColeman.com.

The original post is located here: http://tkcoleman.com/2016/09/19/if-it-feels-good-is-it-a-sin/

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Nov 29, 2019
1448: Stop Creating Gratitude Lists and Do This Instead by Kristen Manieri with Gottman Institute on Gratefulness
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Kristen Manieri with The Gottman Institute on stop creating gratitude lists and do this instead.

Episode 1448: Stop Creating Gratitude Lists and Do This Instead by Kristen Manieri with Gottman Institute on Gratefulness

The Gottman Institute understands that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals are capable of and deserve compassion. It is their mission to reach out to families in order to help create and maintain greater love and health in relationships. They are committed to an ongoing program of research that increases the understanding of relationships and adds to the development of interventions that have been carefully evaluated. It is their goal to make their services accessible to the broadest reach of people across race, religion, class, culture, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.

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The original post is located here: https://www.gottman.com/blog/stop-creating-gratitude-lists-and-do-this-instead/

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Nov 28, 2019
1447: The Doormat and the Control Freak: Healing With Solitude by Vironika Tugaleva on Choosing Happiness
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Vironika Tugaleva shares her thoughts on healing with solitude.

Episode 1447: The Doormat and the Control Freak: Healing With Solitude by Vironika Tugaleva on Choosing Happiness

Vironika Tugaleva was born in Donetsk, Ukraine in 1988. Her early years as a misfit began her painful struggle with mental health. As she struggled with self-acceptance, anxiety, and identity, Vironika found solace in words and music. Her first book, The Love Mindset, won the Readers' Favorite silver medal for Best Self-Help book of 2013. Driven by an urge to spread light in the world, Vironika began to do life coaching, speaking, and writing in the personal growth field. In 2014, Vironika sold her things, left Toronto, and became a digital nomad. She launched her 2nd book in 2017, The Art of Talking to Yourself. Currently, Vironika is working on a poetry book, writing and peforming spoken word, and planning arts-related events.

The original post is located here: https://www.vironika.org/doormat-control-freak-solitude/

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Nov 27, 2019
1446: Mindful Happiness by Ira Israel on How To Create A Positive Environment to Be Happy
655

Ira Israel shares his thoughts on mindful happiness.

Episode 1446: Mindful Happiness by Ira Israel on How To Create A Positive Environment to Be Happy

Since 2011, Ira Israel has been working in private practice as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC #31) and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #50646), teaching sold-out transformational workshops, producing a series of best-selling mindfulness DVDs, and writing about psychology, philosophy, Buddhism, yoga, film, art, music & literature for the Huffington Post, Good Men Project, Mind Body Green, Thrive Global, Medium and Quora.

The original post is located here: https://iraisrael.com/mindful-happiness-10-remedies-for-subtle-incessant-dissatisfaction/

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Nov 26, 2019
1445: Are You Plateau'd Without Realizing It? AND Anything Is Possible If You Pay The Price by Benjamin Hardy
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2 short posts from Benjamin Hardy where he shares if you are pleateau'd without realizing it and that anything is possible if you pay the price.

Episode 1445: Are You Plateau'd Without Realizing It? AND Anything Is Possible If You Pay The Price by Benjamin Hardy

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. His writing is fueled by his personal experiences, self-directed education, and formal education. His research focuses on the psychological differences of "wantrepreneurs" and actual entrepreneurs. He lives in Clemson, South Carolina with his wife and they are the foster parents of 3 children.

The original post is located here: https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/are-you-plateau-d-without-realizing-it-674b05db0d8d & https://medium.com/@benjaminhardy/anything-is-possible-if-you-pay-the-price-51f79776bc86

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Nov 25, 2019
1444: The Road to HAPPY Begins With This by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on How to Find Happiness
568

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress shares what the road to happy begins with.

Episode 1444: The Road to HAPPY Begins With This by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress on How to Find Happiness

Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui's mission as a Joyful Living Educator is to help messy humans like herself quiet the noise of perfectionism, comparison and fear to show up fully to their imperfect and beautiful lives and/or businesses. Her message can be summed up in 3 sentences: You're imperfect; Life is messy; Show up anyway. Krista will help you figure out how. She has a new Seasonal Mindfulness Journal available here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/52-mondays/

The original post is located here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/the-road-to-happy/

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Nov 24, 2019
1443: The Full Dishwasher Effect: How Most People Cost Themselves Time by Matt Plummer of Zarvana on Productivity
482

Matt Plummer of Zarvana shares how most people cost themselves time.

Episode 1443: The Full Dishwasher Effect: How Most People Cost

Matt Plummer is the founder and CEO of Zarvana, an online platform that helps professionals excel in work and life by identifying research-backed behaviors to incorporate into their lives and then helping them habify them. Matt writes articles on research-based sustainable ways to boost professional's performance on the Zarvana blog, Harvard Business Review, and Inc.

The original post is located here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/full-dishwasher-effect-how-most-people-cost-time-matt-plummer/

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Nov 23, 2019
1442: What Veterans with PTSD Can Teach You About Overcoming Fear by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry on Therapy
595

Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry shares what veterans with PTSD can teach you about overcoming fear.

Episode 1442: What Veterans with PTSD Can Teach You About Overcoming Fear by Dr. Elana Miller of Zen Psychiatry on Therapy

Elana Miller is a psychiatrist based out of Los Angeles, California. She loves to write, read, and make music. Elana received her B.A. in psychology at Harvard University before studying at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. I completed my psychiatry residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was nominated as a UCLA Exceptional Physician.

The original post is located here: https://zenpsychiatry.com/overcoming-fear/

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Nov 22, 2019
1441: Ramit's Hall of Shame by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich on How To Use Failure to Be Successful
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Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich shares his Hall of Shame.

Episode 1441: Ramit's Hall of Shame by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich on How To Use Failure to Be Successful

Ramit wants to use money to say YES. 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.
Since then, he's been testing and sharing his findings with the world via I Will Teach You To Be Rich.
He's also written a New York Times bestselling book, been profiled in a 6-page Fortune article, and been pictured next to Warren Buffett in Forbes Magazine, as well as been featured by a long list of media, including the Wall Street Journal, ABC News, NPR, Fox Business, PBS, CNBC, and more. He also has tons of documented success stories—more than 20,000.

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/ramits-hall-of-shame/

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Nov 21, 2019
1440: How To Get Inspired: 4 Easy Hacks To Try by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Inspiration & Motivation to Succeed
426

Mia of She Dreams All Day shares how to get inspired and 4 easy hacks to try.

Episode 1440: How To Get Inspired: 4 Easy Hacks To Try by Mia of She Dreams All Day on Inspiration & Motivation to Succeed

She Dreams All Day is a personal development and productivity blog designed to help you achieve your biggest goals and your wildest dreams. Created by Mia, a constant creative dreamer, now out to help other dreamers.

The original post is located here: https://shedreamsallday.com/how-to-get-inspired/

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Nov 20, 2019
1439: Get Rid of Half of Your Stuff by Tynan on How To Start With Minimalism & Simple Living for A Better Life
530

Tynan shares his thoughts on getting rid of half of your stuff.

Episode 1439: Get Rid of Half of Your Stuff by Tynan on How To Start With Minimalism & Simple Living for A Better Life

Tynan was named as one of the top 25 best bloggers in 2013 by Time Magazine. He believes in making deliberate decisions and breaking away from the herd mentality. He likes learning new things, building habits, exposing the world, connecting with awesome people, and creating good work. The New York Times Bestseller “The Game” featured him as one of the main characters, as he was one of the most famous pickup artists in the world. In 2008, he sold everything he owned and went on an extended world trip, becoming a fervent minimalist.
Fun facts: he’s a college dropout, was a professional poker player, Courtney Love was his roommate for 9 months, and he once built a swimming pool in his living room.

The original post is located here: http://tynan.com/minimalism

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Nov 19, 2019
1438: How to Make a Damn Decision AND 3 Reasons to Seek Other POVs by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
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2 shorter posts from Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists sharing their thoughts on how to make a damn decision and 3 reasons to seek other POVs.

Episode 1438: How to Make a Damn Decision AND 3 Reasons to Seek Other POVs by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

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.

The original posts are located here:
http://www.theminimalists.com/deciding/ & http://www.theminimalists.com/pov/

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Nov 18, 2019
1437: [Part 2] Having Fun in the Pit of Despair by Steve Pavlina on Turning Stress Into Fun & How To Take Risks
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Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts on having fun in the pit of despair. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 1437: [Part 2] Having Fun in the Pit of Despair by Steve Pavlina on Turning Stress Into Fun & How To Take Risks

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 has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2016/06/having-fun-pit-despair/

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Nov 17, 2019
1436: [Part 1] Having Fun in the Pit of Despair by Steve Pavlina on Dispassionate Detachment & Challenging Lessons
499

Steve Pavlina shares his thoughts on having fun in the pit of despair. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 1436: [Part 1] Having Fun in the Pit of Despair by Steve Pavlina on Dispassionate Detachment & Challenging Lessons

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 has been quoted as an expert by the New York Times, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, the Los Angeles Daily News, Self Magazine, The Guardian, and countless other publications. He's also a frequent guest on popular podcasts and radio shows.

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2016/06/having-fun-pit-despair/

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Nov 16, 2019
1435: The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on How To Practice Daily Self-Care
576

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares the miracle of the self-compassion habit.

Episode 1435: The Miracle of the Self-Compassion Habit by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on How To Practice Daily Self-Care

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.

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/self-hugs

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Nov 15, 2019
1434: Why You Do What You Do AND On Beginning Again by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on Mindfulness
555

2 short posts from Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People where he shares why you do what you do and on beginning again.

Episode 1434: Why You Do What You Do AND On Beginning Again by Cylon George of Spiritual Living For Busy People on Mindfulness

Cylon George is a spiritual chaplain, musician, devoted husband, and busy dad of six. He loves listening to people’s stories and helping them gain perspective on life’s opportunities and challenges. The mission of his blog is to help busy people thrive in their spiritual lives so they can live with more joy, peace, purpose, and meaning.

The original post is located here:
https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/why-you-do-what-you-do & https://www.spirituallivingforbusypeople.com/on-beginning-again

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Nov 14, 2019
1433: Practicing an Attitude of Gratitude by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on How To Practice Empathy
497

Jay and Heather Harrington of Life and Whim share their thoughts on practicing an attitude of gratitude.

Episode 1433: Practicing an Attitude of Gratitude by Jay & Heather Harrington of Life And Whim on How To Practice Empathy

Jay and Heather Harrington are the husband and wife team behind Life and Whim. They started Life and Whim after moving their family to Traverse City, a small town on the shores of Lake Michigan, to break the script of their life and reimagine what's possible. They live in pursuit of a purposeful, meaningful, active, and simple life.

The original post is located here: https://www.lifeandwhim.com/first-moments-blog/practicing-gratitude

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Nov 13, 2019
1432: How to Minimize Holiday Stress by Chalene Johnson on Lowering Stressful Situations for Thanksgiving & Christmas
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Chalene Johnson shares how to minimize holiday stress. Episode 1432: How to Minimize Holiday Stress by Chalene Johnson on Lowering Stressful Situations for Thanksgiving & Christmas Chalene Johnson is a world-renowned motivational speaker with more than 30 years as a health expert. She is a New York Times best-selling author, health and lifestyle expert, and top health podcaster with over 20 million downloads of The Chalene Show. Tens of millions of people around the globe have transformed their bodies and their lives with her help, and her fitness programs have been featured in gyms and on TV for more than 12 years. She and Bret, her husband of over twenty years, are the founders of the SmartLife movement. Together, they have built and sold several multimillion-dollar lifestyle companies and helped countless people to do the same. The original post is located here: https://www.chalenejohnson.com/how-to-minimize-holiday-stress/ Please Rate & Review the Show! Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com and in The O.L.D. Facebook Group and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts! Get $50 off at BollandBranch.com with promo code OLD. Shipping is always free and you can try them out for thirty nights risk-free. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/optimal-living-daily/support
Nov 12, 2019
1431: Avoid Holiday Overwhelm by Saying No to Almost Everything by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Minimalism
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Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shares how to avoid holiday overwhelm by saying no to almost everything.

Episode 1431: Avoid Holiday Overwhelm by Saying No to Almost Everything by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Minimalism

Courtney Carver was stopped in her tracks with a scary MS diagnosis after decades of debt, discontent, and trying to do it all. She had to slow down, prioritize her health, and figure out what was really important in her life. She discovered what mattered most by getting rid of everything that didn’t matter at all. In the end it all came down to love and health.

Courtney has written books, courses, and hundreds of articles to help you simplify your life and work so you can focus on what really matters.She went from a busy, overwhelmed advertising director to spending 2-3 hours every morning taking care of herself, loving her work, and being present and engaged with the people she loves. Her family changed, too. They moved from wanting bigger closets, nicer furniture, and more stuff to downsizing into a 750 sq. ft apartment with no storage.

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/holiday-overwhelm/

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Nov 11, 2019
1430: Allow Space to Screw It Up by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Minimalism & Personal Reflection
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Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch shares his thoughts on allowing space to screw it up.

Episode 1430: Allow Space to Screw It Up by Anthony Ongaro of Break The Twitch on Minimalism & Personal Reflection

After years of impulse spending on Amazon and elsewhere, Anthony Ongaro realized that his one-click purchase habits were more of a physical Twitch than an intentional action. It turned out, this Twitch wasn’t just limited to online spending. It applied to social media, impulsive smartphone usage, and more.
Break the Twitch is all about minimizing distractions and doing more of what matters.

Check out Anthony's book, Break the Twitch: http://breakthetwitch.com/book

The original post is located here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/allow-space-to-screw-it-up/

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Nov 10, 2019
1429: How to Declutter Slowly & Easily (Without the Stress) by Kalen Bruce of Freedom Sprout on Minimalism & Simple
481

Kalen Bruce of Freedom Sprout shares how to declutter slowly & easily without the stress.

Episode 1429: How to Declutter Slowly & Easily (Without the Stress) by Kalen Bruce of Freedom Sprout on Minimalism & Simple

Kalen Bruce created Freedom Sprout to fill a void. He heard too many conversations about how "they don't teach finance in schools." It took years for him to stop complaining about it and do something about it.  He has five kids, so him and his wife have to get five adults into the world with a solid knowledge of finances. The ultimate goal and vision of Freedom Sprout: To sprout a future of financial freedom for 1,000,000 children.

The original post is located here: https://freedomsprout.com/declutter-slowly/

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Nov 09, 2019
1428: 7 Little Ways to Make Life Simpler by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Simple Living & Mental Freedom
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Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares 7 little ways to make life simpler.

Episode 1428: 7 Little Ways to Make Life Simpler by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel on Simple Living & Mental Freedom

Marc and Angel Chernoff are New York Times bestselling authors, 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, course and coaching, they've spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.

Marc and Angel's New York Times bestselling book, Getting Back to Happy: Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Reality, and Turn Your Trials into Triumphs, is a guide to spark sustainable action - and to return to whenever needed. It's available online at http://www.marcandangel.com/book/ and on Amazon.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2016/04/06/7-little-ways-to-make-life-simpler/

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Nov 08, 2019
1427: The Meaning of the Season AND Bring Back Christmas by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Happy Holidays
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2 short posts from Ali Cornish of Everthrive where she shares her thoughts the meaning of the season and bringing back Christmas.

Episode 1427: The Meaning of the Season AND Bring Back Christmas by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Happy Holidays

Ali Cornish created Everthrive as a response to the increasing pace, materialism, and detachment of today's society. Through words and photos, she brings awareness to the importance of living simply, healthfully, and authentically. Life can be better lived when we disconnect from distraction, slow down, and focus on what is truly important.

In addition to managing and contributing to Everthrive, she also helps others create compelling content for websites, campaigns, and social media ventures through The Media Acorn.

The original posts are located here: http://everthrive.org/blog/2016/11/21/the-meaning-of-the-season  &  http://everthrive.org/blog/2018/11/30/bring-back-christmas

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Nov 07, 2019
1426: How to Follow Your Heart Even Though You're Scared by Irene Elias of Self Love Junkie on Courage
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Irene Elias of Self Love Junkie shares how to follow your heart even though you're scared.

Episode 1426: How to Follow Your Heart Even Though You're Scared by Irene Elias of Self Love Junkie on Courage

Irene Elias is a professional certified life coach, and a co-author in the best selling series, Adventures in Manifesting, Soulful Relationships. Her mission at Self Love Junkie is to help you become happier and confident with who you are so you can experience greater love and a healthier, joyfilled relationship. Life's a lot better from that place - and the world benefits from happy love-filled people.

The original post is located here:
https://selflovejunkie.com/how-to-follow-your-heart-even-though-youre-scared/

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Nov 06, 2019
1425: An Excerpt from You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha on Navigating Change & How To Develop Resilience
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An excerpt from You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha.

Episode 1425: An Excerpt from You Are Awesome by Neil Pasricha on Navigating Change & How To Develop Resilience

Neil Pasricha is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Book of Awesome series, which has been published in 10 countries, spent over 5 years on bestseller lists, and sold over a million copies. Pasricha is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time, and today serves as Director of The Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to developing leaders, creating global programs inside the world's largest companies, and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. He lives in Toronto with his wife and son.

The book can be found here: http://neil.blog

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Nov 05, 2019
1424: Owning Less is Great. Wanting Less is Better & Don't Just Declutter, De-own by Joshua Becker of BecomingMinimalist
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2 short posts from Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist where he shares why owning less is great, but wanting less is better and don't declutter, rather de-own.

Episode 1424: Owning Less is Great. Wanting Less is Better & Don't Just Declutter, De-own by Joshua Becker of BecomingMinimalist

BecomingMinimalist.com is about their journey towards a rational approach to minimalism. It is about the joys and the struggles. It is about the lessons they have learned. It has inspired millions around the world. It is written to inspire you to intentionally live with less, and find more life because of it. Joshua Becker and his family decided to live with fewer possessions after a conversation with his neighbor in 2008. As a result, they found a better way to live, centered on more important pursuits.
Their story has been seen on the CBS Evening News, NPR, the Boston Globe, the Wall Street Journal and countless media interviews around the world. Their books have sold in the tens of thousands.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/wanting-less/  &  https://www.becomingminimalist.com/dont-just-declutter-de-own/

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Nov 04, 2019
1423: Transcendence by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on How To Find Deeper Meaning in Life
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Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle shares his thoughts on transcendence.

Episode 1423: Transcendence by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle on How To Find Deeper Meaning in Life

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who co-founded a publishing company and travels full-time, moving to a new country every four months or so--that country determined by the votes of his readers! He also blogs.
Colin's a minimalist in that he owns very few things and is careful in how he consumes. He tends to buy less, but invest in quality when he does, and trends toward the same in relationships, business endeavors, and just about everything else.
He's left-handed, blue-eyed, scary good at Tetris, and can’t cook.

The original post is located here: https://exilelifestyle.com/transcendence/

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Nov 03, 2019
1422: An Intro to Intentional Living: 7 Things You Need to Know by Jennifer of SimplyFiercely on How to Be More Mindful
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Jennifer of Simply Fiercely shares an intro to intentional living.

Episode 1422: An Intro to Intentional Living: 7 Things You Need to Know by Jennifer of SimplyFiercely on How to Be More Mindful

Jennifer is a traveller, minimalist and dream chaser. She grew up near Baltimore, Maryland but she caught a bad case of wanderlust at an early age and it has taken her all over the world. She is a reformed shopaholic turned minimalist and believes that clearing out the clutter is a vital part of creating a life you love.

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Nov 02, 2019
1421: Limitations by Adi Redzic on How to Understand and Overcome Life Challenges
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