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Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Feb 4, 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.

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Episode 55: Learning to Fly by Steve Pavlina (Flying in a Lucid Dream, What is Lucid Dreaming, & Pursuing Personal Growth in Dreams).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/04/learning-to-fly

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Feb 3, 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.

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Episode 54: A Simple Six Step System for Eliminating Food Cravings by Ben Greenfield Fitness (Lasting Change to Stop a Bad Diet).

The original post is located here: http://www.bengreenfieldfitness.com/2010/05/a-simple-six-step-system-for-eliminating-food-cravings

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Feb 2, 2016

Tony has been a presenter on Sky Sports since 2006. He is a regular on Sky Sports News HQ, and also the regular presenter of Golfing World. He hosts a roster of other sports on Sky Sports channels 1-5.
Tony is also a personal development author and presenter, known for his work on Zestology. He has three books published with Virgin Books in 12 languages and is one of the country's foremost experts on NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
He is the host of top-rated podcast Zestology, interviewing a wide range of experts in the field of health and personal development, and having lots of fun along the way. He regularly appears as a guest on other shows talking about energy, vitality, and motivation.
His audiobooks are currently in the self-development charts in Britain, USA, Canada, Ireland and Australia and many other countries around the world.
His podcast Zestology and accompanying blog have interviewed some of the very biggest names in the field worldwide. These include Dr. John Gray, author of the biggest selling hardback non-fiction book of all time - Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

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Episode 53: Relax in a Minute: 10 Steps to Instant Calm (An Excerpt) by Tony Wrighton (Exercises for Dealing with Stress & Anxiety).

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Feb 1, 2016

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.

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

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Episode 52: A Simpler Family Life: Starting Life Anew With Our 6 Kids by Leo Babauta with The Minimalists (Children & Minimalism).

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

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Jan 31, 2016

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Episode 51: Quit Quirks When Working With Others and My Favorite Fable by Derek Sivers (The Design of Everyday Things).

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/quirks
https://sivers.org/horses

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Jan 30, 2016

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Episode 50: Lucid Dreaming: A Tool Like Meditation for Increased Productivity, Less Anxiety, More Happiness, and Better Sleep.

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Jan 29, 2016

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.

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Episode 49: Unleash Your Inner Hasselhoff for Greater Riches by Mr. Money Mustache (Is It Worth It? Better Ways to Save Money).

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/04/24/unleash-your-inner-hasselhoff-for-greater-riches

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Jan 28, 2016

One of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, Steve Pavlina attracts 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.

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Episode 48: How to Maintain Not Quite Daily Habits by Steve Pavlina (How to Keep Habits & an Approach to Being More Productive).

The original post is located here: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/05/how-to-maintain-not-quite-daily-habits

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Jan 27, 2016

A dating coach since 2006, Crew Spence specializes in helping men and woman take a healthy, balanced approach toward meaningful dating. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his girlfriend, Kate, and their dog, Alfie.

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 47: Balance of Attraction: Simple Thoughts on Dating for Men and Women by Crew Spence with The Minimalists (How to Date Better).

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

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Jan 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.

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Episode 46: Practicing Non-Judgment and Letting Go of Judging People by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Curb Judgmental Behavior).

The original posts are located here:
http://zenhabits.net/dislike
http://zenhabits.net/judgy

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Jan 25, 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 45: The Burden of Ownership by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Design Your Lifestyle & Cure the Obsession of Possessions).

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/the-burden-of-ownership

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Jan 24, 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.

Episode 44: Why I Gave Away My Company to Charity And No More Yes. It's Either HELL YEAH! or No by Derek Sivers of Sivers.org.

The original posts are located here:
https://sivers.org/trust
https://sivers.org/hellyeah

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Jan 23, 2016

James Swanwick is an Australian-American investor, entrepreneur, TV host, speaker, former SportsCenter anchor on ESPN, and host of The James Swanwick Show podcast.
He is the creator of the 30 Day No Alcohol Challenge, which helps people reduce or quit alcohol, and creator of the blue-blocking glasses "Swannies" by Swanwick Sleep, which improve your sleep. Swanwick has interviewed celebrities including Brad Pitt, Angelia Jolie, George Clooney, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Episode 43: 10 Ways a Month Without Alcohol Gave Me a Lifetime of Healthy Habits by James Swanwick with EliteDaily.com.

The original post is located here: http://elitedaily.com/wellness/month-sober-healthy-habits/1336580

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Jan 22, 2016

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.

Episode 42: To Achieve Greatness, You Must First Acknowledge That You Suck by Mr. Money Mustache of MrMoneyMustache.com.

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/07/10/to-achieve-greatness-you-must-first-acknowledge-that-you-suck

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Jan 21, 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 41: How to Speak in Public with Confidence and Be On Top of Your Game by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Neuro Linguistic Programming).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/speak-in-public-with-confidence

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Jan 20, 2016

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Episode 40: The Mindfulness Guide for the Super Busy: How to Live Life to the Fullest 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/the-mindfulness-guide-for-the-super-busy-how-to-live-life-to-the-fullest

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Jan 19, 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 39: A Minimalist's Thoughts on Diet by Joshua Fields Millburn of TheMinimalists.com (How This Minimalist Eats, Sleeps, and Works Out).

The original posts are located here: http://www.theminimalists.com/diet

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Jan 18, 2016

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Episode 38: Happiness First, Then Everything Else by Steve Pavlina of StevePavlina.com (Becoming and Staying Happy).

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/2012/08/happiness-first-then-everything-else

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Jan 17, 2016

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Episode 37: On Failing Gracefully by Colin Wright of ExileLifestyle.com (Why Failure and Losing is a Must for Personal Development and Growth).

Colin is 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.

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/failing-gracefully

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