This one is a little different as it’s a Ladies Night edition. Some of you may have noticed that ladies were absent from the last drunk dialing fiasco. Why? It’s just math. Looking at the results of a recent poll of 11,463 respondents, my audience is 84.04% male, 15.83% female, and .13% other.
The people who sign up first get called first. The last time, 3 out of the 20, which is exactly 15%, were female. Unfortunately, those women (and several guys) did not pick up.
This time around, I decided to try the “ladies night” format. In this episode, we discuss:
- Language learning
- Exercising with (or around) injuries
- Viral marketing
- Handstands and handstand training
- How I decide my experiments (and what gets shared afterward)
- Teaching disabilities vs. learning disabilities
- The craft of writing: common mistakes, goals, etc.
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Want to hear another episode when I’m drunk? — Listen to my 100th podcast. In this episode, we discuss tantric sex, how I view and organize my various income streams, marketing yourself in job interviews, and much, much more (stream below or right-click here to download):
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Selected Links from the Episode
- Drink of choice fueling this episode: Hendrick’s Gin and Canada Dry Club Soda
- The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
- This is what a hex bar looks like.
- Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too
- Body by Science: A Research-Based Program for Strength Training, Body building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week byJohn Little and Doug McGuff
- Hardcore History — Wrath of the Khans Series with Dan Carlin
- Hardcore History — Prophets of Doom with Dan Carlin
- The Loom of Language: An Approach to the Mastery of Many Languages by Frederick Bodmer and Lancelot Thomas Hogben
- In Other Words: The Science and Psychology of Second-Language Acquisition by Ellen Bialystok and Kenji Hakuta
- One Piece Box Set: East Blue and Baroque Works, Volumes 1-23 by Eiichiro Oda
- Cowboy Bebop comics
- Die Hard
- 12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need
- Phrase Origins: Where Does the Saying “There’s More Than One Way to Skin a Cat” Come From? via Quora
- AJATT | All Japanese All The Time
- Anki, Duolingo, and Memrise are excellent virtual aids to learning languages; I use physical flash cards from Vis-Ed.
- The Rideau Canal Skateway and BeaverTails in Ottawa
- 1,000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly
- The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk! by Al Ries and Jack Trout
- Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make the Competition Irrelevant by W. Chan Kim and Mauborgne
- Learn How to Do a Handstand — Cast Handstand Wall Walks via GymnasticBodies
- Athletic Playground in Emeryville
- Infobesity, aka information overload
- My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island (lots of stuff on rapamycin and metformin)
- What is the Ketogenic Diet? by The Charlie Foundation
- How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet — Real Pics and Stories
- The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster
- Bad Science: Quacks, Hacks, and Big Pharma Flacks by Ben Goldacre
- 10 Signs You’re Not Cut Out to Be an Entrepreneur Stephanie Vozza, Entrepreneur
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
- How to Surf Life: Attorney Turned Surf Guru
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
- Secrets of Power Negotiating, 15th Anniversary Edition: Inside Secrets from a Master Negotiator by Roger Dawson
- Getting Past No: Negotiating in Difficult Situations by William Ury
- On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
- Husk in Charleston
- The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz
- Blogging Without Killing Yourself (my talk from WordCamp San Francisco 2009)
- Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers by Timothy Ferriss
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson
- Levels of the Game by John McPhee
- John McPhee, The Art of Nonfiction No. 3 interviewed by Peter Hessler, The Paris Review
- Writing with the Master — The Magic of John McPhee
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
- Stoicism Resources and Recommendations
- The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr
- The Eternal Magic of Beirut by Michael Specter,The New York Times Style Magazine
- How do you exercise or stay active around a permanent or long-term injury? [06:02]
- Good podcasts for long walks. [17:43]
- Advice for studying multiple languages simultaneously. [19:22]
- Thoughts on viral marketing and niche creation. [37:44]
- How do you graduate to moving away from the wall when you’re learning handstands? [42:25]
- How do I choose my projects and experiments? [46:51]
- Learning disabilities vs. teaching disabilities. [1:01:26]
- Comparing entrepreneurial and investing experiences, which has (so far) proven most rewarding? [1:05:18]
- How do you switch gears to make the transition from employee to entrepreneur? [1:09:25]
- If I were to do it all over again, what would I change first? [1:13:36]
- Good advice for new and aspiring writers — along with some all-too-common bad advice. [1:17:17]
- Why have I never done a traditional book tour? [1:26:03]
- How do I optimize my life for efficiency and keep enjoying the novelty of discovery without burning out? [1:33:55]
- Don’t optimize what you enjoy; savor what you enjoy. [1:42:44]
- Doug McGuff
- Chris Sommer
- Dan Carlin
- Benny Lewis
- Michel Thomas
- Ed Cooke
- Andrew Chen
- Andy Johns
- Kevin Kelly
- Seth Godin
- Sam Luckey
- Eric Weinstein
- Navdeep Chandel
- Liz Morrow
- Glennon Doyle Melton
- Jenny Lawson
- Lori Deschene
- Stephen Dubner
- Elizabeth Gilbert
- Cheryl Strayed
- Oprah Winfrey
- Mark Manson
- John McPhee
- Marcus Aurelius
Posted on: November 2, 2016.
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