10 Times When Less Is More

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“You might do serious damage to your brain,” my 14 year old told me. She is my nutritionist. I tried a three day fast. I drank only water and had no food or anything else. On the first day I was hungry but I watched TV at night to distract me and then I fell […] Read On…

Ep. 202: Kamal Ravikant – Maybe a Pilgrimage Can Save Your Life

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Kamal was totally lost. His father had died. His job over. His relationship gone. He felt adrift, depressed, broken. He was so lost he wandered the world trying to find his way back. Twenty years later he wrote the novel about what happened “Rebirth.” The novel is about how he discovered for himself the ancient […] Read On…

Ep. 201: Ben Mezrich – The Resilience of Writing

“When I was a struggling writer, before I wrote my first book, I got 190 rejection slips.” He taped them to the walls like a serial killer. “My wallpaper was rejection slips.” “What was the worst one?” I asked Ben Mezrich, a New York Times bestselling author. Over the past five or six years, I’ve […] Read On…

The Unique Bill Murray Technique for Saying “YES”

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I can’t say “No”. If people ask me for something, it’s really hard for me to balance their needs with my own. Like, if I need to spend time with my kids. Or I need to read or work on writing or business. But people are asking me to do X, Y, or Z. This […] Read On…

Ep. 199: Gretchen Rubin – Where Happiness Hides…

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“When did you decide to go from being a lawyer to a full-time writer?” I asked Gretchen Rubin. She wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Happiness Project.” She worked for The Supreme Court. “I was surrounded by people who loved law. They were reading law on the weekends. They were talking about law […] Read On…