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Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development | Productivity | Minimalism | Growth

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development | Productivity | Minimalism | Growth

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Join award-winning audiobook narrator in this personal growth accelerator, delivering bite-sized episodes each day that are rich with wisdom and practical advice. Optimal Living Daily features a carefully selected mix of blog posts from some of the most influential voices in self-help, covering a wide array of topics such as minimalism, productivity, mental health, and personal development. Each episode is thoughtfully narrated to not only inform but also inspire you to make meaningful changes in your life.


Whether you're seeking motivation, clarity, or strategies to enhance your daily life, Optimal Living Daily is your go-to source. It’s not just a podcast; it’s a daily habit that empowers you to live your best life, one insightful and uplifting episode at a time.


Listen now, and become an OLD friend--your optimal life awaits...

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Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3087: Joshua Becker of BecomingMinimalist.com shares transformative insights in "11 Better Places to Find Pride in Life," advocating for a minimalist lifestyle as a path to true satisfaction. Becker's personal journey from a life cluttered with possessions to one of meaningful simplicity reveals the profound impact minimalism can have on redefining success and finding pride in what truly matters - from living with less to contributing more to society. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/pride/ Quotes to ponder: "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." "You can always make more money, but you can never make more time." "Leave every room nicer than you found it." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3086: Angel Chernoff of MarcAndAngel.com offers transformative advice in "4 Ways to LIVE Today, and Not Merely Exist," urging readers to embrace the present, author their own journeys, practice their beliefs, and courageously venture into the unknown. This insightful piece encourages personal growth, action over contemplation, and the precious utilization of time to foster happiness and success. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.marcandangel.com/2014/02/26/4-ways-to-live-today-and-not-merely-exist/ Quotes to ponder: "Your ability to grow to your highest potential is directly related to your willingness to act in the face of imperfection." Episode references: Books by Marc & Angel: https://www.marcandangel.com/book/ Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez: https://www.amazon.com/Your-Money-Life-Transforming-Relationship/dp/0143115766 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3085: Steve Pavlina equates habit change to a strategic game of chess, emphasizing the importance of progressing through the early, middle, and endgame stages rather than attempting immediate transformation. Pavlina's insights reveal a methodical approach to altering habits, underscoring preparation, tactical adjustments, and the role of self-discipline in ensuring success. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/07/habit-change-is-like-chess/ Quotes to ponder: "Changing a habit is like playing a game of chess. In chess there’s an early game, a middle game, and an endgame. The same is true for habit change." "The early game of habit change is education and setup. In the middle game, you execute some changes to support your habit change. Only in the endgame do you go directly for the kill." Episode references: "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" by Bobby Fischer, Stuart Margulies, and Don Mosenfelder: https://www.amazon.com/Bobby-Fischer-Teaches-Chess/dp/0553263153 "How to Reassess Your Chess" by Jeremy Silman: https://www.amazon.com/How-Reassess-Your-Chess-Imbalances/dp/1890085138 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3084: Charles Duhigg's "Supercommunicators" explores the art of mastering meaningful conversations by unveiling the three types of discussions we engage in: practical, emotional, and social. Duhigg identifies four crucial rules for meaningful communication, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the type of conversation occurring, sharing and inquiring about goals and feelings, and understanding the role of personal identities. This insightful excerpt offers practical strategies for enhancing our ability to connect, listen, and express ourselves effectively, promising improved relationships and deeper connections. Get the book : https://charlesduhigg.com/books/supercommunicators/ Quotes to ponder: "When we have a discussion, we often think we’re having one kind of conversation. But what research over the last decade has shown is that, when we open our mouths, we’re often engaging in three different kinds of conversations, sometimes with all three showing up during just one discussion." Episode references: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3083: Emma McLaren's article on GetMyrth.com delves into the concept of digital minimalism, emphasizing the importance of a technology diet for long-term success and happiness. Inspired by Cal Newport's insights, McLaren outlines a practical approach for reassessing our digital habits through a 30-day digital declutter. This method not only aims to eliminate digital clutter but also encourages mindful engagement with technology, ensuring it serves our goals without overwhelming our lives. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.getmyrth.com/myrthblog/digital-minimalism-3-questions-for-long-term-success-and-happiness Quotes to ponder: "Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life's excess in favor of focusing on what's important - so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom." Episode references: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minimalism-Choosing-Focused-Noisy/dp/0525536515 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3082: Isaac Morehouse urges a bold approach to personal development in "Remember to Slam the Door Behind You," emphasizing the power of decisively closing doors on options that lead to unhappiness. Morehouse's argument revolves around the liberating act of eliminating paths that drain joy and energy, advocating for a process of elimination in finding one's true passion and purpose. By encouraging listeners to embrace the courage to say no to what makes them "dead inside," Morehouse offers a compelling strategy for navigating towards a fulfilling life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://isaacmorehouse.com/2016/02/25/remember-to-slam-the-door-behind-you/ Quotes to ponder: "Stop leaving doors open. Start burning bridges." "If you know a door leads you to a life that would make you unhappy, shut it." Episode references: Praxis website: https://discoverpraxis.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3081: Alexis Chapman from Smart Tribes Institute delves into the fascinating world of how we, as humans, interpret and react to our surroundings, shaping our behavior and identity. Through a blend of neuroscience and practical insights, Chapman offers valuable strategies for altering our behavior patterns to foster growth, productivity, and personal fulfillment. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://smarttribesinstitute.com/how-humans-experience-the-world/ Quotes to ponder: "We see the world around us as we experience it and then we internally store these pictures, or images, to craft our experience." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3080: Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net shares a straightforward method to overcome the inevitable derailments in motivation and habits. He emphasizes that mood plays a crucial role in getting back on track and offers a simple, actionable strategy focused on small victories and incremental progress. This approach aims to rebuild our motivation and habits, making us more resilient to future setbacks. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://zenhabits.net/back/ Quotes to ponder: "All it takes is a small admission of struggle, a willingness to ask whether you want to get back on track, and a focus on small steps and victories." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3079: In the continuation of Mark Manson's exploration of psychological theories, Life History Theory and Attachment Theory are presented as frameworks to understand human behaviors and relationships. Life History Theory explains how humans allocate resources for reproductive success, influencing behaviors and traits, while Attachment Theory delves into the crucial role of early emotional bonds in shaping relationship dynamics throughout life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://markmanson.net/4-psychological-theories Quotes to ponder: "Attachment theory is all about one of the most fundamental human experiences out there: our need for emotional connection." "Adults who have a secure attachment style are comfortable with intimacy and are able to form strong emotional bonds with others." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3078: Mark Manson introduces us to the intriguing world of psychological theories that provide insights into human behavior, with a focus on Terror Management Theory and Post-Traumatic Growth Theory. These concepts explore how our awareness of mortality influences our actions and how traumatic experiences can lead to unexpected personal growth, offering a deeper understanding of our motivations and resilience. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://markmanson.net/4-psychological-theories Quotes to ponder: "Terror Management Theory, in a nutshell, is a psychological theory stating that awareness of our own mortality is one of the fundamental drivers of human behavior." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3077: Greg Audino delves into the importance of understanding the motives behind our actions, especially those that seem to sabotage our happiness or well-being. By examining the reasons behind habits such as self-judgment or nail-biting, Audino illustrates how recognizing our underlying motivations can be a powerful step towards self-improvement and finding healthier ways to achieve our desires. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://medium.com/invisible-illness/cutting-to-your-own-core-720151bfd927 Quotes to ponder: "Never forget that everything we do is being done in search of a positive effect. Everything we do is our best guess at how to attain happiness." "In order to cut to your core and gain a better understanding of yourself, simply ask what the motivation is, because you’re not going to act on anything without some sort of incentive." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3076: Julie Morgenstern's enlightening article on JulieMorgenstern.com introduces the concept of "Micro-Bursts of Self-Care," offering a practical solution to incorporating self-care into our busy lives. By drawing parallels between nurturing children and self-care, Morgenstern suggests that short, consistent bursts of attention to our own needs can be as beneficial as longer, less frequent sessions. This approach not only makes self-care more attainable but also significantly impacts our well-being. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.juliemorgenstern.com/tips-tools-blog/2020/1/21/micro-bursts-of-self-care Quotes to ponder: "Just as we can nurture children in short bursts of undivided attention, so too can we nurture ourselves in these short, micro-bursts of attention to ourselves and our own needs." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3075: Emma Scheib at SimpleSlowLovely.com shares transformative strategies for embracing a slower lifestyle in our fast-paced world. Through seven actionable tips, she guides readers on how to reclaim their time, reduce stress, and find fulfillment by making intentional choices that align with a more mindful and simplified life. Read along with the original article(s) here: http://simpleslowlovely.com/7-ways-to-slow-down-in-a-fast-paced-world/ Quotes to ponder: "Creating anything can be an amazing mindfulness technique that can slow your heart rate and decrease stress and anxiety." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3074: Helene Massicotte's touching article on Free to Pursue.com delves into the profound challenge and emotional weight of expressing gratitude to those who've had a significant impact on our lives. Massicotte shares her personal journey of thanking two influential individuals, highlighting the deep emotional responses such an act can evoke and the importance of overcoming our vulnerabilities to acknowledge the positive changes others have brought into our lives. Read along with the original article(s) here: http://www.freetopursue.com/blog/2016/2/22/why-its-so-hard-to-settle-debts-of-gratitude Quotes to ponder: "Gratitude is more powerful than we allow ourselves to believe. Hearing how we impact the lives of others fuels us to do more of the good we do." Episode references: CANADALAND podcast and news site: https://www.canadaland.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3073: Emma Hogan's insightful piece, in collaboration with LesMills.com, explores the transformative potential of Regenerative Healthcare, a revolutionary concept merging farming and healthcare to combat lifestyle-related diseases. By advocating for a shift towards regenerative organic farming and integrative medical systems, Hogan illuminates a path towards a healthier future through prevention-based approaches to human and environmental well-being. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.lesmills.com/fit-planet/health/regenerative-health/ Quotes to ponder: "Regenerative Healthcare involves increasing the availability of nutrient-dense foods by shifting to a regenerative organic farming system that eliminates toxic inputs and focuses on foods optimal for our health." Episode references: The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan: https://michaelpollan.com/books/the-omnivores-dilemma/ Food, Inc. (film): https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286537/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3072: Dr. Kelly Flanagan of DrKellyFlanagan.com shares his personal journey of rediscovering and pursuing his long-buried dream of writing a novel. He explores the reasons why we often bury our dreams, such as practicality, fear of failure, and resistance, and emphasizes the transformative power of embracing and actualizing our passions. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://drkellyflanagan.com/the-3-reasons-we-bury-our-dreams/ Quotes to ponder: "Our dreams are relatively safe experiments in being human, until we drag them out into the light for everybody to see. Then, they have to dance with our fears." "The danger is greatest when the finish line is in sight. At this point, Resistance knows we’re about to beat it. It hits the panic button. It marshals one last assault and slams us with everything it’s got." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3071: Gregory Engel of NoSidebar.com reflects on the lessons learned from a neighbor's passing, particularly regarding the transient nature of material possessions. He distinguishes between items that hold personal value and those that possess enduring value to others, advocating for mindful acquisition and stewardship of possessions. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://nosidebar.com/a-life-lived/ Quotes to ponder: "Will this end up being tossed into a dumpster after I have passed?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3070: Carl Pullein of CarlPullein.com shares four strategies for reducing stress and enhancing life fulfillment: planning ahead, ensuring adequate sleep, setting clear yearly goals, and maintaining good health. He emphasizes the importance of organization, rest, focused ambition, and physical well-being in creating a stress-free and productive life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.carlpullein.com/blog/v4c7r3w9vhgoah0yc2jg29vtu9c4y5/5/7/2016 Quotes to ponder: "Planning ahead, it probably the most powerful weapon you have against stress." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3069: Pete Zafra of MoneyMiniBlog.com shares 11 habits for a complete and successful life, emphasizing the importance of mindset, gratitude, physical health, respect, avoiding gossip, goal setting, continuous learning, humility, generosity, handling rejection, and learning from those who are successful. These habits, drawn from observing people who excel in both their internal and external worlds, are designed to foster inner peace, joy, and fulfillment. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://moneyminiblog.com/creating-habits/habits-complete-successful-life/ Quotes to ponder: "Thoughts become things. The quality of our life is determined by the quality of our thoughts." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com. Episode 3068: Michael Mehlberg of MichaelMehlberg.com draws parallels between a kids' baseball game and achieving life goals, emphasizing the power of small, incremental achievements. He advocates focusing on small, consistent steps, explaining that while they may not be glamorous, they are essential for making significant progress towards larger ambitions. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://michaelmehlberg.com/blog/2019/9/23/the-unsexy-way-to-make-massive-progress-toward-your-goals Quotes to ponder: "So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable." Episode references: Michael Mehlberg book: https://michaelmehlberg.com/homeearly Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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