Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity (#290)

Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity (#290)

“I wish I could not wish.” – Gretchen Rubin Gretchen Rubin (@gretchenrubin) is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold three million copies …

How to Handle Information Overwhelm (And Social Media) (#289)

How to Handle Information Overwhelm (And Social Media) (#289)

“Living well is the best revenge.” -George Herbert After reading Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, many of you have asked me how I process all of the information I receive. This episode will help you manage information overwhelm, recommend techniques for dealing with social media, and answer a few questions that have been …

Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want (#287)

Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want (#287)

“Vulnerability is not weakness.” – Terry Crews Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice commercials, television series such as The Newsroom, Arrested Development, and Everybody Hates Chris, and films including White Chicks, The Expendables franchise, Bridesmaids, and The …

Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More – Esther Perel (#271)

Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More – Esther Perel (#271)

“The most powerful antidepressant is doing for other people.” — Esther Perel Psychotherapist Esther Perel (@estherperel) is back to answer your most requested questions. The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she’s tested …

Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month

Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month

I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do.   Fear-setting has produced my biggest business and personal successes, as well as repeatedly helped me to avoid catastrophic mistakes. The above TED talk gives you an overview, and the below text …

Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master (#234)

Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master (#234)

“You could say that tidying orders the mind while cleaning purifies it.” – Marie Kondo Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as “KonMari”) is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering together everything you own, one category at a time, …

The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers — Debbie Millman (#230)

The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers — Debbie Millman (#230)

“No amount of money, no amount of security is ever going to give you the sense that this is the right time.” – Debbie Millman This is round two for Debbie Millman, whose first interview on this show quickly became one of the most downloaded episodes of all time (listen to it here). Graphic Design …

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers (#219)

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers (#219)

“Geniuses have very limited toolsets — they have a hammer, and their genius is in looking for nails.” – Adam Robinson Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the “Becoming the Best Version of You” episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, entrepreneurship). By popular demand, this …

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More (#213)

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More (#213)

“People tend to abandon the good system they’ll follow in search of the perfect system that they will quit.” We’re going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you’ve submitted. If you’re wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the future, these …