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Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism

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May 6, 2017

Mark Manson was a full-time professional dating coach for men from 2008 until 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 512: 20 Paradoxes That Are True by Mark Manson (Personal Growth & Happiness).

The original post is located here: https://markmanson.net/paradoxes-that-are-true

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May 5, 2017

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 511: The Forge of Life by Steve Pavlina (Developing Habits & Personal Growth).

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2015/06/the-forge-of-life

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May 4, 2017

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 510: Maybe You Don't Have a Problem by David Cain of Raptitude (Simple Living & Gratitude).

The original post is located here: http://www.raptitude.com/2016/12/maybe-you-dont-have-a-problem

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May 3, 2017

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 509: 7 Ways to Simplify Your Life by Tess Marshall - The Bold Life with Be More With Less (Simple Living & Minimalism).

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/7-ways-to-simplify-your-life

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May 2, 2017

James Clear is an author and photographer. He writes about behavioral psychology, habit formation, and performance improvement. His work has been covered by dozens of major media outlets including CBS, Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, TIME Magazine, and more.
He studies successful people across a wide range of disciplines--entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and more--to uncover the habits and routines that make these people the best at what they do. Then, he shares what he learns in his popular email newsletter.

Episode 508: The Downside of Work Life Balance by James Clear (Career Advice & Lifestyle Design).

The original post is located here: http://jamesclear.com/four-burners-theory

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May 1, 2017

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 507: Jealousy & Suffering by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Meditation & Happiness).

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

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