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Feb 29, 2016

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 080: Asking Friends & Family to Embrace Change by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists.

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

The original post is located here: http://www.theminimalists.com/friends

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Feb 28, 2016

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Episode 79: Semi-Experts: Profit by Saving Us Time and There Are Always More Than 2 Options by Derek Sivers (Extra Income Ideas).

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

The original posts are located here:
https://sivers.org/semi-expert
https://sivers.org/options

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Feb 27, 2016

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.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 78: The Tragedy of Missing Out and Inhabit the Moment by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (FOMO, Vipassana & Breath Meditation).

The original posts are located here:
http://zenhabits.net/miss
http://zenhabits.net/inhabit

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Feb 26, 2016

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 77: How to Choose a Career That You'll Love by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Scientific Approach to Fulfillment).

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, 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 pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have 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: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-career-that-youll-love

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Feb 25, 2016

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 76: Complaining by Steve Pavlina (Inspiration, Motivation, & Self-Help to Stop Complaints & Stay Positive, Happy, & Focused).

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: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2007/08/complaining

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Feb 24, 2016

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 75: The Deadly Truth Behind Healthy Kosher Salt & Commercial Sea Salt: How to Tell If Your Salt is Refined by Ben Greenfield.

Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.
A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

The original post is located here: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2014/03/regular-salt-vs-sea-salt

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Feb 23, 2016

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Episode 74: Big Picturing by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Money & Happiness: Where Your Self Worth & Self Esteem Come From?).

A professional author and international speaker, Colin 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 worth a damn.

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/big-picturing

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Feb 22, 2016

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

Episode 073: It's 8:33 a.m. Do You Know Where Your Productivity Is? and Not Busy, Focused by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Mins.

The original posts are located here:

http://www.theminimalists.com/productivity
http://www.theminimalists.com/busy

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Feb 21, 2016

Derek Sivers, originally a professional musician and circus clown, created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

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

The original posts are located here:
https://sivers.org/donkey
https://sivers.org/get-specific

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Feb 20, 2016

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

Mary Jaksch is an authorized Zen master (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author. She has two nationalities,--English and German--and lives in New Zealand. She's the mother of a grown-up son and lives happily ever after with her partner David. She's been awarded an MA in Religious Studies, holds a 4th Dan Blackbelt in karate, started professional life as a flautist and loves dancing Argentine tango in skimpy dresses.

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/what-you-need-to-know-before-starting-a-new-habit

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Feb 19, 2016

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

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

Instead of saying “no” to spending on everything, Ramit wants to use money to say YES. He knew there 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 pictured next to Warren Buffett Forbes Magazine, and have 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: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-a-beggar-in-grenada-uses-data-to-optimize-donations

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Feb 18, 2016

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

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the 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/compassion

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Feb 17, 2016

Retired at age 30, Mr. Money Mustache now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of their peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

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Episode 68: Having The Talk with a Current or Potential Mate by Mr. Money Mustache (Relationships & Finance: Saving as a Couple).

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/25/having-the-talk-with-a-current-or-potential-mate

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Feb 16, 2016

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.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 67: Whatever You Fear You Must Face by Steve Pavlina (Conquer What You're Afraid of for Less Anxiety & A Meaningful Life).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/03/whatever-you-fear-you-must-face

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Feb 15, 2016

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

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 66: I Was Not a Minimalist Until I Was by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists (Becoming Expert & Power of Willpower).

The original post is located here: http://www.theminimalists.com/expert

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Feb 14, 2016

Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998 after being a professional musician and circus clown. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

Episode 65: How to Change or Build Your Career and Seeking Inspiration by Derek Sivers (Cal Newport Idea of Jobs, Work, & Passion).

The original posts are located here:
https://sivers.org/career
https://sivers.org/io

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Feb 13, 2016

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.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 64: Mindful Simplicity: Decluttering, Cleaning & Leaving No Trace by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Meditation While Working).

The original post is located here: http://zenhabits.net/mindful-simplicity

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Feb 12, 2016

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

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 63: How to Make Expensive Purchases by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (You Can Afford to Buy a Luxury Good).

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-make-expensive-purchases

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Feb 11, 2016

A professional author and international speaker, Colin 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 worth a damn.

Episode 62: Minimalism Explained by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (What It Means to be a Minimalist & Getting Rid of Excess Stuff).

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/minimalism-explained

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Feb 10, 2016

Author of the New York Times Bestseller “Beyond Training“, Ben Greenfield’s balanced approach to fitness, nutrition and health comes from his extensive experience in the fitness and wellness industry as one of the country’s leading personal trainers and wellness consultants. In 2008, Ben was nominated by the NSCA as America’s top personal trainer, and in 2013 and 2014, Ben was voted as one of the top 100 most influential individuals in health and fitness.
A frequent contributor to health and wellness publications and a highly sought after speaker, Ben’s understanding of functional exercise, nutrition, and the delicate balance between performance and health has helped thousands of people around the world achieve their goals and improve their quality of life.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 61: Ben Greenfield's Sauna Workout (The Exact Workout I Do Every Morning) by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Exercise Routine).

The original post is located here: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2016/01/ben-greenfields-sauna-workout

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Feb 9, 2016

An authorized Zen master (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author, Mary Jaksch has two nationalities--English and German--and lives in New Zealand. She's the mother of a grown-up son and lives happily ever after with her partner David. She's been awarded an MA in Religious Studies, holds a 4th Dan Blackbelt in karate, started professional life as a flautist and loves dancing Argentine tango in skimpy dresses.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 60: How to Get Back Into Shape Painlessly by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Motivation: Building a Consistent Workout Habit).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/how-to-get-back-into-shape

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Feb 8, 2016

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

Episode 59: Killing Home Internet is the Most Productive Thing I've Ever Done by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists.

The original post is located here: http://www.theminimalists.com/internet

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Feb 7, 2016

 Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education.
He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks.
Since 2011 he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want” which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 58: What If You Didn't Need Money or Attention and Compass In Your Gut by Derek Sivers (What Should I Do With My Life?).

The original posts are located here:
https://sivers.org/full
https://sivers.org/compass

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Feb 6, 2016

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.

Optimal Living Daily: Reading you the best content on personal development, productivity, and minimalism.

Episode 57: Unconventional Productivity by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Meditation Training & Being More Productive with your Tasks).

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

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Feb 5, 2016

Mrs. Money Mustache is, quite obviously, the wife of Mr. Money Mustache. She created a spin-off: http://mrsmoneymustache.com.

Mr. Money Mustache is a thirty-something retiree who now writes about how we can all live a frugal, yet awesome, life of leisure.
He and his wife studied engineering and computer science in Canada, then worked in standard tech-industry cubicle jobs in various locations throughout the late ’90s and early 2000s.
Then they retired from real work way back in 2005 in order to start a family. This was achieved not through luck or amazing skill, but simply by living a lifestyle about 50% less expensive than most of their peers and investing the surplus in very boring conservative Vanguard index funds and a rental house or two.

Erik Kruger sends more than 95,000 emails a month to his list at BetterManBlueprint.com. He does private mentoring and speaks at events, helping men live the best lives they can. He's been featured in Entrepreneur Mag, The Good Men Project, and more.

Episode 56: The Secret Life of Frugality by Mrs. Money Mustache of MrMoneyMustache.com and The Pareto Principle - 80/20 Rule.

The original posts are located here:

http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/05/09/mrs-money-mustache-the-secret-life-of-frugality
https://bettermanblueprint.com/the-pareto-principle

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