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5. The Pathless Path, Redefining Work w/Paul Millerd

5. The Pathless Path, Redefining Work w/Paul Millerd

Update: 2022-06-26
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Paul’s an independent writer, freelancer, coach, digital creator, and author of The Pathless Path - a story about finding yourself in the wrong life, and then doing the REAL work of figuring out how to live. Through experimentation (learning through living!), Paul pieces together a set of ideas and principles that guide him from unfulfilled & burned out to a more purposeful life.


The Pathless Path is about leaving a path centered around “getting ahead” (Default Path) and instead focusing on doing work that matters to YOU (Pathless Path) without blowing up your life.


If you’re considering leaving your job, embarking on a new path, and dealing with the uncertainty of leaving the default path, then you don’t want to miss today’s conversation!


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Topics Explored:



  • 1:41 - What it’s like going from Default Path -> Pathless Path

  • 6:35 - What makes someone more suited to the Pathless vs Default Path?

  • 9:26 - How to trust that answers will emerge as a by-product of living your life? (I.e., how to not blow up your life if you don’t have a plan)

  • 18:05 - Why it takes more energy to hold yourself back.

  • 21:34 - 2 Biggest Fears: Money & Relationships

    • Importance of getting clear on WHY you need money



  • 28:25 - First principle thinking

    • Start with the question!



  • 30:23 - Why do some people shed negative light on our choices?

  • 36:12 - Loneliness & the Aspirational Journey

  • 42:05 - The importance of thinking Trade-offs (be experimental, but don’t be naive)

  • 50:00 - Carving out space to find things worth doing for the sake of it.

  • 52:35 - For most of human history, Leisure was the default.

  • 54:17 - Finding your tribe.

  • 59:18 - The myth of choosing between Family vs Work.


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5. The Pathless Path, Redefining Work w/Paul Millerd

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