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653: You Can’t Work 168 Hours a Week by Paula Pant of Afford Anything (Increase Productivity & Outsourcing & Save Time)

Paula Pant of Afford Anything shares why you can’t work 168 hours a week.

Episode 653: You Can’t Work 168 Hours a Week by Paula Pant of Afford Anything (Increase Productivity & Outsourcing & Save Time)

Paula Pant is the founder of the award-winning website AffordAnything.com and a writer and speaker specializing in money, business, … Read the rest

453: [Part 1] How to Develop Mastery, Make Millions, and Be Happy by Benjamin Hardy (Personal Development & Job Advice)

Benjamin Hardy shares how to develop mastery, make millions, and be happy. This is part 1 of 2.

Episode 453: [Part 1] How to Develop Mastery, Make Millions, and Be Happy by Benjamin Hardy (Personal Development & Job Advice)

Benjamin Hardy has been the top writer on Medium.com since late 2015. He focuses on self-improvement, … Read the rest

551: Create a Superhealth Community by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Developing Healthy Routines & Daily Self Discipline)

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares how to create a superhealth community.

Episode 551: Create a Superhealth Community by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Developing Healthy Routines & Daily Self Discipline)

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 … Read the rest

851: Freeing Yourself from Problems and Habits by Seeing That You’re Already Free by Dr. Amy Johnson with Tiny Buddha (Anxiety)

Dr. Amy Johnson with Tiny Buddha shares a “fresh” perspective on life.

Episode 851: Freeing Yourself from Problems and Habits by Seeing That You’re Already Free by Dr. Amy Johnson with Tiny Buddha (Anxiety).

Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha and Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go … Read the rest

850: An Excerpt from the Audiobook Everything That Remain: A Memoir by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

An excerpt (second half of Chapter 2) from the audiobook Everything That Remains: A Memoir by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists.

Episode 850: An Excerpt from the Audiobook Everything That Remain: A Memoir by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus.

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful … Read the rest

849: An Excerpt from the Audiobook Everything That Remain: A Memoir by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus

An excerpt (first half of Chapter 2) from the audiobook Everything That Remains: A Memoir by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus of The Minimalists.

Episode 849: An Excerpt from the Audiobook Everything That Remain: A Memoir by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus.

Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus write about living a meaningful … Read the rest

843: How to Change the World by Rethinking Your Perspective by Tammy Strobel of RodwyKittens.com (Slow Living)

Tammy Strobel of Rowdy Kittens shares how to change the world by rethinking your perspective.

Episode 843: How to Change the World by Rethinking Your Perspective by Tammy Strobel of RodwyKittens.com (Slow Living).

Tammy Strobel is a photographer, writer, teacher, and founder of RowdyKittens.com. She loves morning views, tiny homes, reading, and everyday adventures. She … Read the rest

842: Surf, Sand, and Digital Sabbaticals by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Balanced Living & Simplicity)

Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle: “Extremes are easy, but balance is difficult.”

Episode 842: Surf, Sand, and Digital Sabbaticals by Colin Wright of Exile Lifestyle (Balanced Living & Simplicity).

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 … Read the rest

493: Why Is Talking About Money More Taboo Than Sex by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents (Learning)

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents asks why talking about money is taboo.

Episode 493: Why Is Talking About Money More Taboo Than Sex by Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents (Learning).

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner created Making Sense of Cents in order to help improve her own finances. With diligence, she was able to … Read the rest

492: How to Deal with Money Regret by Kristin Wong of The Wild Wong (A Saving Money Challenge – Making Up for Mistakes)

Kristin Wong shares how she has dealt with money regret.

Episode 492: How to Deal with Money Regret by Kristin Wong of The Wild Wong (A Saving Money Challenge – Making Up for Mistakes).

Kristin Wong is a freelance writer and journalist who writes for Lifehacker, Mentalfloss, and New York Magazine. She frequently covers travel, … Read the rest

490: Can We Retire in our 40s by Chris Reining (Financial Independence & Retiring Early – FIRE – At What Age Can You Retire)

Chris Reining answers a reader’s question about early retirement.

Episode 490: Can We Retire in our 40s by Chris Reining (Financial Independence & Retiring Early – FIRE – At What Age Can You Retire).

Chris Reining is a thirty-something guy who provides resources to help manage your money and career to become financially free. His … Read the rest

398: Try Not by Neghar Fonooni

Neghar Fonooni shares why trying is not the best method for success.

Episode 398: Try Not by Neghar Fonooni.

Neghar Fonooni is a coach, speaker, and writer, giving women all over the world tools to create a lifestyle that thrills them, free of shame and unworthiness. She helps them give themselves permission to be vulnerable, … Read the rest

397: What’s Your Avengers Superpower – Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Motivate Yourself to Exercise & Stay Fit)

Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness relates Avengers superpowers to everyday life. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 397: What’s Your Avengers Superpower – Part 2 by Steve Kamb of Nerd Fitness (Motivate Yourself to Exercise & Stay Fit).

Steve Kamb started exercising back in high school without really knowing what he was doing. Through … Read the rest

394: Is It Possible to Target Fat Loss to Specific Body Parts – Part 2 by Jillian Kubala – Healthline (Sculpting & Toning Your Body)

Jillian Kubala with Healthline shares the research behind spot reduction and targeting fat loss to specific body parts. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 394: Is It Possible to Target Fat Loss to Specific Body Parts – Part 2 by Jillian Kubala – Healthline (Sculpting & Toning Your Body).

How you feel affects every … Read the rest

393: Is It Possible to Target Fat Loss to Specific Body Parts – Part 1 by Jillian Kubala with Healthline (Spot Reduction Training)

Jillian Kubala with Healthline shares the research behind spot reduction and targeting fat loss to specific body parts. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 393: Is It Possible to Target Fat Loss to Specific Body Parts – Part 1 by Jillian Kubala with Healthline (Spot Reduction Training).

How you feel affects every precious day … Read the rest

392: How Results Really Happen – In Order by John Romaniello of Roman Fitness Systems (How to Gain Muscle & Lose Fat)

John Romaniello of Roman Fitness Systems shares how results really happen and the order.

Episode 392: How Results Really Happen – In Order by John Romaniello of Roman Fitness Systems (How to Gain Muscle & Lose Fat).

RFS originally began as a personal training company servicing the NYC Metro area back in 2003. Through that … Read the rest

390: Dr. Neal Malik on the Brian Copeland Show – Part 6 (New Year’s Resolutions & Goals – Personal Development Training)

Dr. Neal shares his interview on The Brian Copeland Show from a week of motivation.

Episode 390: Dr. Neal Malik on the Brian Copeland Show – Part 6 (New Year’s Resolutions & Goals – Personal Development Training).

Brian Copeland is an award winning actor, comedian, author, playwright, television and radio talk show host based in … Read the rest

389: A Guide to Making This Your Best Year Ever by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (New Year’s Resolutions That Work – Build Habits)

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares a guide to making this your best year ever.

Episode 389: A Guide to Making This Your Best Year Ever by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (New Year’s Resolutions That Work – Build Habits).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily … Read the rest

298: Maximizing Your Tax Advantages as an Entrepreneur by Josh Bauerle with Entrepreneur on Fire (Small Business Write Offs)

Josh Bauerle with Entrepreneur on Fire shares how to maximize your tax advantages as an entrepreneur.

Episode 298: Maximizing Your Tax Advantages as an Entrepreneur by Josh Bauerle with Entrepreneur on Fire (Small Business Write Offs).

Kate Erickson joined John Lee Dumas and the EOFire team in April 2013 as the Content Creator. Since then, … Read the rest

293: How to Have a More Focused Day by Steve Pavlina (Productivity for Business Managers & Entrepreneurs – Get Things Done)

Steve Pavlina shares how to have a more focused day.

Episode 293: How to Have a More Focused Day by Steve Pavlina (Productivity for Business Managers & Entrepreneurs – Get Things Done).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than … Read the rest

292: Should Side Hustlers Build Active or Passive Income Streams by Nick Loper of the Side Hustle Show (Create Passive Income)

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation shares when and why you should build active vs. passive income streams.

Episode 292: Should Side Hustlers Build Active or Passive Income Streams by Nick Loper of the Side Hustle Show (Create Passive Income).

Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation is an entrepreneur involved in a variety of projects. … Read the rest

291: Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the Regret Test First by Nir Eyal (Business Ethics in Technology – Right vs. Wrong)

Nir Eyal shares the “Regret Test” for designing user behavior.

Episode 291: Want to Design User Behavior? Pass the Regret Test First by Nir Eyal (Business Ethics in Technology – Right vs. Wrong).

Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. The M.I.T. Technology Review dubbed Nir, “The Prophet … Read the rest

198: Is It Chemistry Or Is It Love by Evan Marc Katz (Love vs. Lust – How to Know if a Relationship is Serious or a Short-Term Fling)

Evan Marc Katz shares the difference between chemistry and love.

Episode 198: Is It Chemistry Or Is It Love by Evan Marc Katz (Love vs. Lust – How to Know if a Relationship is Serious or a Short-Term Fling).

Dating coach Evan Marc Katz has been billed as a “personal trainer for smart, strong, successful … Read the rest

197: Three-Person Relationships – Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Polyamorous Relationships – Swingers, Multiple Partners, and More)

Steve Pavlina shares his experience with three-person relationships. This is Part 2 of 2.

Episode 197: Three-Person Relationships – Part 2 by Steve Pavlina (Polyamorous Relationships – Swingers, Multiple Partners, and More).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting more than … Read the rest

196: Three-Person Relationships – Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (Polyamory – Uncommon Lifestyle & Alternatives to a Typical Marriage)

Steve Pavlina shares his experience with three-person relationships. This is Part 1 of 2.

Episode 196: Three-Person Relationships – Part 1 by Steve Pavlina (Polyamory – Uncommon Lifestyle & Alternatives to a Typical Marriage).

Steve Pavlina is widely recognized as one of the most successful personal development bloggers on the Internet, with his work attracting … Read the rest

195: Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Family Affair by Kelsey Down with The Gottman Institute (Working Together – Goals)

Kelsey Down with The Gottman Institute shares why and how to make your new year’s resolutions a family affair.

Episode 195: Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Family Affair by Kelsey Down with The Gottman Institute (Working Together – Goals).

The Gottman Institute understands that the human family is in crisis, and that all individuals … Read the rest

194: The Antidote to Self-Harshness & Resentment by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Cure for Bad Thoughts & Negative Self-Talk)

Leo Babauta of Zen Habits shares the antidote to self-harshness and resentment.

Episode 194: The Antidote to Self-Harshness & Resentment by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits (Cure for Bad Thoughts & Negative Self-Talk).

Leo Babauta created Zen Habits, which is about finding simplicity and mindfulness in the daily chaos of our lives. It’s about clearing … Read the rest

193: When Your Friends or Family Undermine Your Love Life by Dr. Diana Kirschner of Love in 90 Days (Disapproval of Partners)

Dr. Diana of Love in 90 Days shares what to do when your friends or family undermine your love life.

Episode 193: When Your Friends or Family Undermine Your Love Life by Dr. Diana Kirschner of Love in 90 Days (Disapproval of Partners).

PBS Love expert, psychologist and bestselling author, Diana Kirschner, Ph.D. has helped … Read the rest

192: 5 Warning Signs That Unforgiveness is Eating You Alive (& What To Do About It) – Cylon George – Spiritual Living for Busy People

5 warning signs that unforgiveness is eating you alive from Cylon George of Spiritual Living for Busy People.

Episode 192: 5 Warning Signs That Unforgiveness is Eating You Alive (& What To Do About It) – Cylon George – Spiritual Living for Busy People.

Cylon George is a spiritual chaplain, musician, devoted husband, and busy … Read the rest

191: Rage: The Real Truth by Lisa Merlo-Booth

Lisa Merlo-Booth shares the real truth behind rage and outbursts.

Episode 191: Rage: The Real Truth by Lisa Merlo-Booth.

Lisa Merlo-Booth is a straight-talking and highly effective relationship expert, speaker, and blogger. She has over twenty years of experience in the field of therapy and relationship coaching and a thriving private practice with a client … Read the rest

190: Couples that Work Out Together Stay Together – And So Will We by Chris Egan of Family Optimized (Success in Love)

Chris Egan of Family Optimized shares his own story of attempting to work out as a couple.

Episode 190: Couples that Work Out Together Stay Together – And So Will We by Chris Egan of Family Optimized (Success in Love).

Family Optimized, founded by Chris Egan, is a practical toolbox for helping parents solve problems. … Read the rest