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Jun 30, 2017

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist who writes for Lifehacker, Mentalfloss, and New York Magazine. She frequently covers travel, personal finance, and human behavior.
Kristin launched her own blog, www.thewildwong.com, to write about life as a work-from-anywhere freelancer. She aims to help other creative entrepreneurs navigate the tricky world of freelancing, from managing money to traveling the world to staying productive and getting stuff done.
Kristin is a self-professed money geek and is slated to publish a book about personal finance in March of 2018.

Episode 567: How to Deal with a Vulnerability Hangover - Part 2 by Kristin Wong (Like Quiet: The Power of Introverts with Susan Cain).

The original post is located here: http://www.thewildwong.com/vulnerability-hangover

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Jun 29, 2017

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist who writes for Lifehacker, Mentalfloss, and New York Magazine. She frequently covers travel, personal finance, and human behavior.
Kristin launched her own blog, www.thewildwong.com, to write about life as a work-from-anywhere freelancer. She aims to help other creative entrepreneurs navigate the tricky world of freelancing, from managing money to traveling the world to staying productive and getting stuff done.
Kristin is a self-professed money geek and is slated to publish a book about personal finance in March of 2018.

Episode 566: How to Deal with a Vulnerability Hangover - Part 1 by Kristin Wong (Like Reading Rainbow for Adults - Hear Blogs Narrated).

The original post is located here: http://www.thewildwong.com/vulnerability-hangover

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Jun 28, 2017

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 565: 7 Reasons You Struggle with Happiness by Angel Chernoff of Marc & Angel (Similar to the Podcast Therapy for Black Girls).

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/03/28/7-reasons-you-struggle-with-happiness

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Jun 27, 2017

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 564: Do You Know the First 7 Signs of Emotional Meltdown by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Motivated Like Mara Schiavocampo).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/do-you-know-the-first-7-signs-of-emotional-meltdown

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Jun 26, 2017

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 563: Success - An Excerpt from the Book Essential: Essays by The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus.

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jun 25, 2017

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 562: Audiobook Excerpt from The Minimalists (Aspirations Like The Success Insider & The Science of Success - How to be Successful).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jun 24, 2017

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 561: Nearly Free Kids Toys that Keep on Giving by Mr. Money Mustache (Minimalism with Kids - Dealing with the Clutter of Toys).

The original post is located here: http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2012/04/20/nearly-free-kids-toys-that-keep-on-giving

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Jun 23, 2017

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 560: The Contribution Chapter from the Audiobook Essential: Essays by The Minimalists (Like Tai Lopez "Book of the Day" Show).

The Minimalists' Book "Essential" can be found here: http://www.theminimalists.com/books

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Jun 22, 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 559: The Zen Habits Guide to Letting Go of Attachments by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Like Meditation Station by Stin Hansen).

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

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Jun 21, 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 558: 10 Tiny Steps to Take Towards Your Tiny Wardrobe by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Minimalist Capsule Wardrobe).

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/tiny-wardrobe-steps

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Jun 20, 2017

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.

Episode 557: 5 Ways to be Thrifty Without Being Lame by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Financially Independent Retire Early - Frugality).

The original post is located here: http://exilelifestyle.com/5-ways-thrifty-lame

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Jun 19, 2017

Tammy Strobel is a photographer, writer, teacher, and founder of RowdyKittens.com. She loves morning views, tiny homes, reading, and everyday adventures. She started Rowdy Kittens to share her story and help you go small, think big, and be happy. Every week, she shares new photos, writing, and a roundup of happy links on the blog.

Episode 556: How to See Past Your Mountain of Stuff to a Place Called Enough by Katie Tallo with Rowdy Kittens (Like The Mindful Kind).

The original post is located here: http://www.rowdykittens.com/2010/10/enough

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Jun 18, 2017

J. Money 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 555: What If We Only Bought the Stuff We Loved from Budgets Are Sexy (Like The Sheroic Podcast by Cassey Ho & Lisa Bilyeu).

The original post is located here: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/stuff-you-love-mentality

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Jun 17, 2017

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.

Episode 554: How to Increase Your Entire Family's Productivity by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Like ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers).

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/family/family-productivity

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Jun 16, 2017

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 553: How to Complain Less by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Like Something You Should Know by Mike Carruthers).

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/complain-less

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Jun 15, 2017

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.

Episode 552: Case Study: How Could We Save This Ridiculously Overloaded Grind by Cal Newport (Like Part-Time Genius HowStuffWorks).

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2008/09/12/case-study-how-could-we-save-this-ridiculously-overloaded-grind

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Jun 14, 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 551: How to Make Your Own Luck - Part 2 by Mark Manson (Like Levar Burton Reads but for Personal Development & Self-Help).

The original post is located here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-make-your-own-luck

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Jun 13, 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 550: How to Make Your Own Luck - Part 1 by Mark Manson (Similar to The mindbodygreen Podcast for Self-Help & Motivation).

The original post is located here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-make-your-own-luck

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Jun 12, 2017

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.

Episode 549: Socially Challenged & Are You Free by Leon Logothetis (Similar to Invisibilia by NPR & Happiness Podcast - Be 10% Happier).

The original posts are located here:

http://www.leonlogothetis.com/socially-challenged

http://www.leonlogothetis.com/are-you-free

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Jun 11, 2017

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 548: Secret Scents of Success by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (From The Tim Ferriss Show & The Art of Manliness).

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/secret-scents-of-success

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Jun 10, 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 547: Social Drag by Steve Pavlina (Wellness Force Radio | Discovering Physical & Emotional Intelligence To Live Life Well).

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2006/03/social-drag

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Jun 9, 2017

PTMoney.com is about helping you make extra money, save more money, and spend your money wisely--all in an effort to help you fix your finances so you can build the life you want. It was started by Philip Taylor, a CPA, entrepreneur, and blogger who started the site in 2007. He also created FinCon, the popular conference for financial nerds.

Episode 546: 9 Big Benefits of a Small Home (Hoardganize | Hoarding | Hoarder | Chronic Disorganization | Professional Organizer).

The original post is located here: https://ptmoney.com/benefits-smaller-home

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Jun 8, 2017

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.

Episode 545: A List of 30 Day Challenges You Can Start Today by James Altucher (Like The Thrive Global Podcast from iHeartRadio).

The original post is located here: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2017/05/30-day-challenges

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Jun 7, 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 544: The Incredible Power of Contentment - Part 3 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Lifestyle Design Habits to Create Your Ideal Life).

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/the-incredible-power-of-contentment

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Jun 6, 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 543: The Incredible Power of Contentment - Part 2 by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (The Friend Zone from Loud Speakers Network).

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/the-incredible-power-of-contentment

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