Info

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development | Productivity | Minimalism | Growth

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.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development | Productivity | Minimalism | Growth
2017
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

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

Episode 325: A Special Halloween Episode - Cat and Mouse in Partnership from Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm (Not Too Scary Story).

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 30, 2016

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.

Episode 324: What Near Death Research Reveals About the Purpose of Life from Good Life Zen (Similar to Timothy Keller & Rick Warren).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/what-near-death-research-reveals-about-the-purpose-of-life

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 29, 2016

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.

Episode 323: Why Saying You Want Change is Not Enough by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (How to Get Over It and On With It).

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/do

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 28, 2016

Tara Meyer-Robson is a Mind-Body-Life Translator, which means that she can understand why you have the pain or disease you do, and help you to translate your body's language into a specific plan to help you heal, end negative patterns, and break free of old limitations to create the life you desire. She is the author of The Flow Method: 40 Days to Total Life Transformation.

Episode 322: The Flow Method: 40 Days to Total Life Transformation - A Book Excerpt by Tara Meyer-Robson (Over It and On With It).

You can find her book and learn more about her here: http://TaraMeyerRobson.com

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 27, 2016

Ryan Hoover, the founder of Product Hunt, is a product guy with a passion for startups, product design, and personal growth. He also created Startup Edition, worked as an EIR at Tradecraft, and was the Director of Product at PlayHaven. He's a contributing writer to Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products by Nir Eyal. Additionally, he has written over 150 essays, many of which are featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Pando, Fast Company, and The Next Web.

Episode 321: The Only Thing That Matters And Celebrate Awesome by Ryan Hoover, Founder of Product Hunt (Personal Development).

The original posts are located here:

http://ryanhoover.me/post/35519973395/the-only-thing-that-matters

http://ryanhoover.me/post/36462354158/celebrate-awesome

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 26, 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.

Episode 320: A Guide to Practical Contentment - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Recovery from Trying to be Happy All the Time).

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/contentment

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 25, 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.

Episode 319: A Guide to Practical Contentment - Part 1 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Finding Mastery of Happiness Begins in the Heart).

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/contentment

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 24, 2016

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus are The Minimalists and 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 318: This Probably Isn't For You by Joshua Fields Millburn of The Minimalists (Dealing with Critics & Criticism: Like Joel Osteen).

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

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 23, 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.

Episode 317: Productivity 101 - Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Learn to be 10% More Productive for a Happier & Healthier Good Vibration Life).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/04/productivity-101

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 22, 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.

Episode 316: Productivity 101 - Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (Beyond the To Do List - Achieve Your Goals like Art of Charm & Get Things Done).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2009/04/productivity-101

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 21, 2016

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy is a 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk who loves drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with his two adorable baby boys. He also has a podcast: M.O.N.E.Y.
He tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and stumbled into personal finance blogging and idea sharing, randomly turning BudgetsAreSexy.com into his full time “real job” a few short years later--14 million views later!

Episode 315: Do The Best You Can, Dummy by J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy (Similar to a Ted Talk on Productivity and Habit Building).

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2014/06/do-the-best-you-can-dummy

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 20, 2016

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.

Episode 314: How to Not Lose by Eliezer Yudkowsky with I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Creating Your High Vibration Life Like Tony Robbins).

The original post is located here: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-not-lose

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 19, 2016

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

Episode 313: How to Combat Your Morning Self (And My Morning Ritual) by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Similar to Tim Ferriss).

Kalen Bruce is the founder of MoneyMiniBlog. His story is simple… he and his wife were $24,000 in debt and became a student of finances to get out. They are now debt-free and building wealth. Kalen shares everything he has learned on his blog, writing informative, entertaining, mini blogs to help you with your finances. Finances can be intimidating, so he keeps his posts short, sweet, and simple.

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/productivity/combat-your-morning-self-and-my-morning-ritual

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 18, 2016

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.

Episode 312: The One Thing Standing Between You and Simplicity by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Similar to Tony Robbins).

The original post is located here: http://bemorewithless.com/the-one-thing-standing-between-you-and-simplicity

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

This episode is proudly sponsored by FreshBooks! Get your free unrestricted month of access (no credit card required) by visiting: FreshBooks.com/living

Oct 17, 2016

Colin Wright, a professional author and international speaker, 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 311: How to Embed Your First Impressions by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Plus What Happened After I Contacted Tim Ferriss).

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/embed-impressions

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

This episode is proudly sponsored by FreshBooks! Get your free unrestricted month of access (no credit card required) by visiting: FreshBooks.com/living

Oct 16, 2016

Mark Manson was a full-time professional dating coach for men from 2008 until 2011. In 2011, sick of the industry, he wrote his first book, Models: Attract Women Through Honesty, and changed the name and focus of his business to address broader self-development topics for men. The book took off, selling tens of thousands of copies. As he branched out into deeper issues of masculinity, self-worth, and the changing cultural landscape, the site grew.
By 2013, he had begun writing about larger cultural issues — gender relations, happiness, ambition, life purpose, and cultural perspectives he had gathered while living in various countries around the world. Despite the fact that the business was still directed at men, thousands of women began reading and asking for advice as well.
That same year, he made the leap to his own site and domain, broadening the demographics of his audience. The site exploded, garnering millions of views each month.

Episode 310: How to Give Advice Without Being a Condescending Ahole by Mark Manson (Similar to the Tim Ferriss Show Advice & Blog).

The original post is located here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-give-advice

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 15, 2016

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.

Episode 309: How to Cross Every Item Off Your To-Do List in One Night - Part 2 by David Cain of Raptitude (Task Management & Work).

The original post is located here: http://www.raptitude.com/2013/05/how-to-cross-every-item-off-your-to-do-list-in-one-night

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 14, 2016

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.

Episode 308: How to Cross Every Item Off Your To-Do List in One Night - Part 1 by David Cain of Raptitude.com (Productivity & Tasks).

The original post is located here: http://www.raptitude.com/2013/05/how-to-cross-every-item-off-your-to-do-list-in-one-night

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 13, 2016

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
The site has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006.
Their first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently“ is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. It’s available online at: marcandangel.com/book and on Amazon.

Episode 307: 5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful - Part 2 by Marc Chernoff of Marc & Angel (Be Happier).

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/02/22/questions-that-will-make-you-5-times-more-successful

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 12, 2016

Marc and Angel Chernoff are professional coaches, full-time students of life, admirers of the human spirit, and have been recognized by Forbes as having “one of the most popular personal development blogs.” Through their blog, book, course and coaching, they’ve spent the past decade writing about and teaching proven strategies for finding lasting happiness, success, love and peace.
The site has attracted over 100 million page views and 100 thousand subscribers since its inception in 2006.
Their first book, “1,000 Little Things Happy, Successful People Do Differently“ is a focused collection of short, concise tips and reflections on the little things that make a huge difference in our daily lives. It’s available online at: marcandangel.com/book and on Amazon.

Episode 306: 5 Simple Questions that Will Make You 5 Times More Successful - Part 1 by Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/02/22/questions-that-will-make-you-5-times-more-successful

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 11, 2016

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.

Episode 305: How to Manage Burnout: 5 Essential Tips by Bobbi Emel with Good Life Zen (Happy Hour for Mental Illness, Stress, & Pain).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/5-ideas-for-managing-burnout

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

This episode is proudly sponsored by FreshBooks! Get your free unrestricted month of access (no credit card required) by visiting: FreshBooks.com/living

Oct 10, 2016

Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist 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.

Episode 304: 3 Life-Changing Truths from 3 Years of Minimalism by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Achieve Greatness - Minimize).

The original post is located here: http://www.becomingminimalist.com/life-changing-truths-from-3-years-of-minimalism

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

This episode is proudly sponsored by FreshBooks! Get your free unrestricted month of access (no credit card required) by visiting: FreshBooks.com/living

Oct 9, 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.

Episode 303: Meditation: The Most Fundamental Habit by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (It Can be an Oasis & Happy Hour for Mental Illness).

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

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 8, 2016

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

Episode 302: Living a Life of Joy by Steve Pavlina (A Happy Hour for Mental Illness Starts with this Good Life Project: A Joyful Continuum).

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/2006/05/living-a-life-of-joy

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

Oct 7, 2016

J. Money of Budgets Are Sexy is a 6’1, hyperactive, rock a ‘hawk who loves drinking beer, blaring hip-hop, talking about money, and now playing with his two adorable baby boys. He also has a podcast: M.O.N.E.Y.
He tracked his expenses for 3 months, made a budget, read some books, and stumbled into personal finance blogging and idea sharing, randomly turning BudgetsAreSexy.com into his full time “real job” a few short years later--14 million views later!

Episode 301: Treat Exercise Like an Investment by Jon the Saver with Budgets Are Sexy (Quick and Dirty Health Tips to Reach Greatness).

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/2011/03/treat-exercise-like-an-investment

Please Rate & Review the Show!

Visit Me Online at OLDPodcast.com

and Join the Ol' Family to get your Free Gifts!

1 2 Next »