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Jul 31, 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 598: How to Maintain Motivation to Simplify Your Life by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (The Daily Minimalist Podcast).

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/maintain-motivation

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Jul 30, 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 597: 7 Sources of Stress You Tolerate Too Often by Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life (Like I Am The Storm - NBI Studios).

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/10/23/7-sources-of-stress-you-tolerate-too-often

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Jul 29, 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 596: The Secret to Interpersonal Happiness - Zen Habits (The Simple Sophisticate - Intelligent Living Paired with Signature Style).

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

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Jul 28, 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 595: Closing Your Interests Opens More Interesting Opportunities: The Power of Diligence in Creative a Remarkable Life by Cal Newport.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/01/29/closing-your-interests-opens-more-interesting-opportunities-the-power-of-diligence-in-creating-a-remarkable-life

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Jul 27, 2017

No Sidebar was created by Brian Gardner and is all about designing a simpler life. He and the contributing authors want to help you figure out what's getting in your way, at home and at work. They want to help you let go of distractions, online and off--to turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul.

Episode 594: The First Step Toward an Awesome Life by Brian Gardner of No Sidebar (Like The Curiosity Podcast from Curiosity.com).

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/awesome-life

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Jul 26, 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 been pictured next to Warren Buffett in Forbes Magazine, as well as 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 593: Productivity Advice for the Weird - Part 3 by Ramit Sethi of IWT (Similar to The Brendon Show from Brendon Burchard).

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/productivity-advice-for-the-weird

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Jul 25, 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 been pictured next to Warren Buffett in Forbes Magazine, as well as 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 592: Productivity Advice for the Weird - Part 2 by Ramit Sethi of IWT (Similar to Extreme Productivity with Kevin Kruse).

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/productivity-advice-for-the-weird

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Jul 24, 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 591: Productivity Advice for the Weird - Part 1 by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You To Be Rich (Like The Productivity Paradox).

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/productivity-advice-for-the-weird

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Jul 23, 2017

Colin Wright is a professional author and international speaker who 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 590: Out of Time and The Arrogance of the Middle Class by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle and the Let's Know Things Podcast.

The original posts are located here:

http://exilelifestyle.com/time-2

http://exilelifestyle.com/arrogance-middle-class

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Jul 22, 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 589: You've Got Your Goals and Your Habits But What About Your Habit Goals by Kalen Bruce of Money Mini Blog (Life Habits Mentor).

The original post is located here: http://moneyminiblog.com/creating-habits/habit-goals

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Jul 21, 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 588: On Not Falling Into Temptation by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Similar to Unhappy Hour with Matt Bellassai).

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/on-not-falling-into-temptation

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Jul 20, 2017

Thomas Bilyeu is an American entrepreneur best known as a co-founder of Quest Nutrition, the second fastest growing private company in North America on the Inc 5000 for 2014. He co-founded the company 2010 with a mission to end metabolic disease by creating a food product based on taste, that also happened to be good for you. In October 2016, Bilyeu and his wife, Lisa, started Impact Theory with a long-form interview talk show, hosted by Tom.
You can find more info at: http://ImpactTheory.com

Episode 587: Ask These Questions to Reframe Your Perspective on Life by Tom Bilyeu with Success Magazine (Like Ever Forward Radio).

The original post is located here: http://www.success.com/blog/ask-these-questions-to-reframe-your-perspective-on-life

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Jul 19, 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 586: Being a Savage by Steve Pavlina (Like This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt & Joel Osteen Podcast - Turning Your Life Around).

The original post is located here: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2011/03/being-a-savage

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Jul 18, 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 585: Three Morning Habits of Highly Productive People by Sid Savara with Good Life Zen (Morning Mindfulness & Meditation).

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/morning-habits-of-highly-productive-people

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Jul 17, 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 584: A Simple Guide to Keeping Your Counters Clutter-Free by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Professional Organizer Decluttering).

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/a-simple-guide-to-keeping-your-counters-clutter-free

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Jul 16, 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 583: 7 Sexy Character Traits of Happy People by Ken Wert - Marc and Angel Hack Life (Like Highest Self Podcast - Sahara Rose).

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/06/16/7-sexy-character-traits-of-happy-people

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Jul 15, 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 582: The Only Remedy for FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less (Creative Pep Talk for You).

The original post is located here: https://bemorewithless.com/fomo

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Jul 14, 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 581: 10 Quotes for Habit Changes by Tammy Strobel (Tim Ferriss Tools of Titans Review - Quotes on Fire - Quote of the Day Show).

The original post is located here: http://www.rowdykittens.com/2017/07/tenquotes

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Jul 13, 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 580: Dangerous Ideas: Getting Started is Overrated by Cal Newport (Gary Vaynerchuck - The GaryVee Audio Experience Rebuttal).

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2008/06/27/dangerous-ideas-getting-started-is-overrated

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Jul 12, 2017

No Sidebar was created by Brian Gardner and is all about designing a simpler life. He and the contributing authors want to help you figure out what's getting in your way, at home and at work. They want to help you let go of distractions, online and off--to turn down the noise that disrupts the quiet of your heart and soul.

Episode 579: Minimalism at Fifty: What It Means to Me by Jennifer Tritt with No Sidebar (Stuff Mom Never Told You About Minimalism).

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/minimalism-at-fifty

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Jul 11, 2017

2 posts from Leon Logothetis - on your life's path and realizing we are all one.

Episode 578: What Road Is Your Life On & We Are All Japanese by Leon Logothetis (Like The Unbeatable Mind Podcast with Mark Divine).

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.

The original posts are located here:

http://www.leonlogothetis.com/what-road-is-your-life-on

http://www.leonlogothetis.com/we-are-all-japanese

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Jul 10, 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 577: 10 Reasons to Escape Excessive Consumerism by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Like The Lively Show by Jess Lively).

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/escaping-excessive-consumerism

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Jul 9, 2017

Thomas Bilyeu is an American entrepreneur best known as a co-founder of Quest Nutrition, the second fastest growing private company in North America on the Inc 5000 for 2014. He co-founded the company 2010 with a mission to end metabolic disease by creating a food product based on taste, that also happened to be good for you. In October 2016, Bilyeu and his wife, Lisa, started Impact Theory with a long-form interview talk show, hosted by Tom.
You can find more info at: http://ImpactTheory.com

Episode 576: This 7 Step Morning Routine Helped Me Build a Billion Dollar Brand by Tom Bilyeu with Success Magazine (Impact Theory).

The original post is located here: http://www.success.com/blog/this-7-step-morning-routine-helped-me-build-a-billion-dollar-brand

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Jul 8, 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 575: Low-Stress Ways to Move House and Declutter Your Life by Annabel Candy with Zen Habits (Minimalism Tips for Moving).

The original post is located here: https://zenhabits.net/low-stress-ways-to-move-house-and-declutter-your-life

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Jul 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 574: How to Meditate Daily by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Learn to Meditate - Meditation Podcast Like Meditation Minis Podcast).

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

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