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Aug 19, 2017

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares how to step forward when you're scared to death.

Episode 617: 5 Ways to Step Forward When You're Scared to Death by Marc Chernoff - Marc and Angel Hack Life (Tips to Face Your Fears).

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.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/04/10/5-ways-to-step-forward-when-youre-scared

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Aug 18, 2017

Cal Newport of the Study Hacks blog shares what weakest link theory is and how it applies to time management.

Episode 616: Monday Master Class: Apply Weakest Link Theory to Time Management by Cal Newport (Like the Hay House Radio Podcast).

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.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2007/07/23/monday-master-class-apply-weakest-link-theory-to-time-management

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Aug 17, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares why we have crutches and how to let go of them.

Episode 615: Simplify: Let Go of Your Crutches by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Expect Success | Personal Development | Self Help).

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: https://zenhabits.net/crutch

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Aug 16, 2017

Krissy McNeill with No Sidebar shares a story of slowing down after stopping in a store.

Episode 614: Journeying Into a Slower Lifestyle by Krissy McNeill with No Sidebar (Like the Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Podcast by Hay House).

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.

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/slower-lifestyle

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Aug 15, 2017

Steve Pavlina shares the best way to overcome the fear of public speaking.

Episode 613: Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking by Steve Pavlina (Like Steal the Show with Michael Port & Toastmasters International).

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: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/05/overcoming-fear-of-public-speaking

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Aug 14, 2017

Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist shares a helpful guide for decluttering toys.

Episode 612: A Helpful Guide for Decluttering Toys from Becoming Minimalist (Like Respectful Parenting: Janet Lansbury Unruffled).

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.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/a-parents-tip-sheet-for-owning-fewer-toys

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Aug 13, 2017

Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich shares some simple steps to overcome social anxiety (Part 2 of 2).

Episode 611: How to Overcome Social Anxiety - Part 2 by Ramit Sethi (Like Social Anxiety Solutions - your journey to social confidence!).

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.

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-overcome-social-anxiety

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Aug 12, 2017

Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich shares some simple steps to overcome social anxiety (Part 1 of 2).

Episode 610: How to Overcome Social Anxiety - Part 1 by Ramit Sethi of I Will Teach You to be Rich (Simliar to Shrink For The Shy Guy).

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.

The original post is located here: https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-overcome-social-anxiety

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Aug 11, 2017

Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen shares different ways to approach persistent thoughts in meditation.

Episode 609: How to Deal with Pesky Thoughts in Meditation by Mary Jaksch of Good Life Zen (Like Tara Brach and Deepak Chopra).

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.

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/thoughts-in-meditation

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Aug 10, 2017

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares 20 things that will matter a lot less to you in 20 years (part 2 of 2).

Episode 608: 20 Things That Will Matter a Lot Less To You in 20 Years - Part 2 by Marc Chernoff of Marc And Angel (Stuff to Blow Your Mind).

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.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2017/01/29/20-things-that-will-matter-a-lot-less-to-you-in-20-years

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Aug 9, 2017

Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life shares 20 things that will matter a lot less to you in 20 years (part 1 of 2).

Episode 607: 20 Things That Will Matter a Lot Less To You in 20 Years - Part 1 by Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel Hack Life (Stay Calm).

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.

The original post is located here: http://www.marcandangel.com/2017/01/29/20-things-that-will-matter-a-lot-less-to-you-in-20-years

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Aug 8, 2017

Cal Newport asks why we never model our actions after those who have succeeded before us, and offers his opinion on it.

Episode 606: Do What Works, Not What's Satisfying: Pseudo-Striving and our Fear of Reality-Based Planning by Cal Newport (Learning).

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.

The original post is located here: http://calnewport.com/blog/2012/04/29/do-what-works-not-whats-satisfying-pseudo-striving-and-our-fear-of-reality-based-planning

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Aug 7, 2017

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits describes different ways to deal with family, friends, and roommates who do not want to simplify or minimize their lives with you.

Episode 605: How to Find Peace Living With a Packrat by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Minimalism with Family, Friends, and Roommates).

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: https://zenhabits.net/how-to-find-peace-living-with-a-packrat

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Aug 6, 2017

Brian Gardner of No Sidebar shares his thoughts about people-pleasing with a different way to think about it.

Episode 604: The Key to Experiencing Happiness in Life by Brian Gardner of No Sidebar (Like Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations by OWN).

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.

The original post is located here: https://nosidebar.com/people-pleasing

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Aug 5, 2017

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness shares why you should do less (or maybe even nothing at all)!

Episode 603: Why You Should Do Less. Or Maybe Even Nothing At All by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Multitasking - Optimum Living Daily).

Steve Kamb started exercising back in high school without really knowing what he was doing. Through high school and college, he made every training mistake known to man and got zero results. It wasn’t until he graduated college and learned the right way to train that he started to see positive changes.
He's a nerd, but likes fitness… so why not combine the two and turn life into one giant video game?
And thus, in the fall of 2009, NerdFitness.com was born!

The original post is located here: https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/why-you-should-do-less-or-maybe-even-nothing-at-all

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Aug 4, 2017

There's a big difference between end goals and means goals--Steve Pavlina shares an explanation of both with examples.

Episode 602: End Goals vs. Means Goals by Steve Pavlina (Similar to On Being with Krista Tippett and Help Me Be Me from Sarah May B.).

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: https://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/08/end-goals-vs-means-goals

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Aug 3, 2017

Joshua Becker talks about how your perspective and attitude is everything.

Episode 601: If You Are Looking for Reasons to be Happy, You'll Probably Find Them by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist (Self Help).

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.

The original post is located here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/look

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Aug 2, 2017

Laura Tong with Good Life Zen shares why tomorrow never arrives and how to change your thinking about happiness.

Episode 600: Are You Still Chasing Happiness by Laura Tong with Good Life Zen (Inspiration for Your Wellness - Big Changes & Motivation).

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.

The original post is located here: http://goodlifezen.com/chasing-happiness

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Aug 1, 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 599: Deciding to Live with Less by Vic Magary & The Minimalists (Like Aubrey Marcus Podcast & Don't Blame Me! Meghan Rienks).

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

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