Optimal Living Daily

Justin Malik

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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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4015 episodes

3146: Building Your Routine by Danae Smith of This Wondrous Life on Intentional Living & Self-Improvement

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 3146: Danae Smith of This Wondrous Life explores the profound shift from a life structured by external schedules to the empowering journey of crafting personal routines. Smith candidly shares her evolution towards embracing a routine that breathes life into her days, highlighting the transformational power of daily structures. Through personal anecdotes and insights, she illuminates the path from aimless time to intentional living, championed by the philosophy of James Clear's goalless systems for continuous improvement. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://thiswondrouslife.com/twl/building-your-routine Quotes to ponder: "Choosing to pursue a consistent routine for each morning and evening was the wake-up call I needed." "Having a daily routine has given me a harbor of familiarity and consistency that when everything else may be in an abnormal state this one part of my day is not." "When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy." Episode references: Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits Habit Scorecard by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/habits-scorecard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11m
Apr 14
3145: Are There Health Benefits To Spending Time In Nature by NeuroGym Team on Mental & Emotional Well-Being

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 3145: NeuroGym Team's exploration into the transformative power of nature reveals a simple yet profound solution to combat negative thoughts, lack of creativity, and poor memory: spending time outdoors. Diving into recent scientific findings, they illustrate how immersing oneself in natural settings, away from the hustle of urban life, can significantly enhance mental and emotional well-being, offering a free and accessible remedy for many modern ailments. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://blog.myneurogym.com/level-up-your-brain-patterns-with-this-one-free-activity Quotes to ponder: "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy." "The group that took the test on day 4 (post immersion in nature) scored 50 percent higher than those who took it before the trip. You've got to get outside to think outside of the box!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Apr 14
3144: One Sentence That Will Change Your Life by Dr. Kelly Flanagan on People-Pleasing & Fear of Judgment

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 3144: Dr. Kelly Flanagan invites readers to embrace a transformative sentence that promises to liberate them from the shackles of people-pleasing and fear of judgment. By adopting this mindset, Flanagan assures a path to genuine self-acceptance, deeper connections, and a life filled with grace and compassion towards oneself and others. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://drkellyflanagan.com/one-sentence-that-will-change-your-life/ Quotes to ponder: "I’m not going to worry very much about offending people anymore, which means I need you to tell me when I do, so I can think about it and decide if I need to apologize." "I’m sick of living in fear of what others will think of me. It has drained me, and I can’t recall who I truly am. So, I’m done with feeling responsible for everyone else’s feelings." "I know I’m broken and make mistakes. But I also know now we’re all broken, which means your hurt may not be my fault." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Apr 13
3143: If You Own One Thing in the World, Let It Be This by Kerry Ogden with NoSidebar

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 3143: In Kerry Ogden's compelling exploration of NoSidebar.com, the author delves into the transformative power of owning oneself in the quest for authenticity and belonging. Ogden's journey through the mirage of societal expectations to the embrace of minimalism underscores the essence of self-worth and the liberating journey toward true belonging. This narrative not only invites readers to reflect on their paths but also offers practical wisdom on navigating life with courage, self-compassion, and an unwavering commitment to personal growth. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://nosidebar.com/own/ Quotes to ponder: "Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone." "There is only one thing in this world you really need to own and that’s you." "Belonging is so primal to survival that the threat of losing it is terrifying." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12m
Apr 12
3142: [Part 2] How to Make Your Own Luck by Mark Manson on Turning Ordinary Moments into Extraordinary Fortunes

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 3142: In "How to Make Your Own Luck - Part 2," Mark Manson explores the unconventional wisdom that taking risks and stepping out of one's comfort zone can significantly increase one's chances of experiencing serendipity. By embracing spontaneity and seizing opportunities, Manson argues, we can turn ordinary moments into extraordinary fortunes. This piece is not just a call to be more adventurous but a nuanced look at how success is often the result of numerous failed attempts and the importance of maximizing the return on luck. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-make-your-own-luck Quotes to ponder: "Spontaneity will open you up to more potential opportunities and adventures." "What is commonly perceived as luck is often merely someone who wasn’t afraid to screw up a few dozen times." "Optimists are more likely to identify a lot of 'false positives' — believing something is good when it’s really bad — while pessimists will more likely identify 'false negatives' — believing something is bad when it’s actually good." Episode references: RESEARCH SHOWS LUCK PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN LIFE SUCCESS: https://driven-woman.com/blog/archive/research-shows-luck-plays-a-crucial-role-in-life-success/ "Success and Luck" by Robert H. Frank: https://a.co/d/4P4Kuk0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11m
Apr 11
3141: [Part 1] How to Make Your Own Luck by Mark Manson on Behaviors & Mindsets for More Opportunities

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 3141: Mark Manson delves into the fascinating realm of perceived luck, challenging the common belief that luck is merely a series of fortunate events that happen to some more than others. He unveils the truth behind creating one's own luck through behaviors and mindsets that invite more opportunities, suggesting that with the right approach, anyone can become a "lucky" person. Manson's insights not only debunk myths surrounding luck but also provide a practical guide for anyone looking to enhance their life with more serendipitous encounters. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-make-your-own-luck Quotes to ponder: "In other people, we focus on the successful result, not the toil and struggle they endured to reach it or the missed opportunities and growth experiences they suffered through." Lucky people increase their odds of chance encounters or experiences by interacting with a large number of people." Episode references: The Luck Factor by Richard Wiseman: https://a.co/d/dAcoK8u Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Apr 10
3140: Managing Time Like Money by Tynan on A Balanced Approach for Present Joy & Future Satisfaction

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 3140: Tynan emphasizes managing time with the same precision as money, advocating for a balanced approach that secures both present joy and future satisfaction. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, he illustrates how to value and allocate time for maximum benefit, blending productivity with pleasure for a fulfilling life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://tynan.com/timelikemoney/ Quotes to ponder: "Enjoy life to the fullest now, because fifty years from now is just going to be another 'now'." "Combine productivity and play whenever you can." Episode references: The Time Paradox: https://a.co/d/e1bMh7O Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

8m
Apr 09
3139: 5 Signs It’s Time To Stop Decluttering by Courtney Carver of Be More With Less on Enriching Life Experiences

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 3139: In "5 Signs It’s Time To Stop Decluttering," Courtney Carver from BeMoreWithLess.com offers a refreshing perspective on decluttering, focusing on the point when it may no longer serve your well-being. She illuminates the signs indicating it's time to shift focus from minimizing possessions to enriching life experiences and relationships. This thoughtful approach encourages readers to consider decluttering's role in their lives and when to prioritize personal connections and self-care over the pursuit of simplicity. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://bemorewithless.com/stop-decluttering/ Quotes to ponder: "Decluttering is not about getting rid of stuff, it's about finding confidence in who you are, not what you own." "I know if I wait 30 days before I purchase, I usually won't want it anymore." "It might not be time to stop decluttering but if it is, shift your focus to what will make you feel even more brave, content, vulnerable, joyful, and loving." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Apr 08
3138: Only 1% of Americans Do This Essential Daily Habit by Benjamin Hardy on Goal-Setting

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 3138: In Benjamin Hardy's piece from BenjaminHardy.com, readers are invited to consider the profound impact of daily goal-setting, an activity practiced by only 1% of Americans. Hardy elucidates how dedicating a mere five minutes each day to this practice can significantly alter the trajectory of one’s life, turning aspirations into achievements and separating the extraordinary from the ordinary. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://bettermarketing.pub/1-of-americans-do-this-essential-daily-habit-1c1650724740 Quotes to ponder: "Success is a choice, and so is the level of performance and direction we commit to in our daily lives." "Without clarity of direction and purpose, behavior and motivation become erratic." Episode references: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: https://a.co/d/fXkD4ka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12m
Apr 07
3137: 12 Ways to Make Yourself Recession Proof by Philip Taylor of PT Money on Personal Finance

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 3137: Dive into the insightful strategies outlined by Philip Taylor at PTMoney.com on becoming recession-proof. Through a blend of personal finance tips and practical advice, Taylor equips readers with 12 actionable ways to safeguard their financial future against economic downturns. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://ptmoney.com/recession-proof-12-ways/ Quotes to ponder: "Here’s how you and your family can land safely." "Make sure you are generating revenue for your company. Any position can add value." "Health care is now and will be a very hot field for a long time." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Apr 07
3136: Thought Work: The Most Important Work You’ll Ever Do Is Learning to Manage Your Mind by Erica Layne

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 3136: Erica Layne's insightful article, "Thought Work: The Most Important Work You’ll Ever Do is Learning to Manage Your Mind," illuminates the transformative power of thought work. By mastering the art of managing your thoughts, you unlock a pathway to a more fulfilled and controlled life. Layne offers practical advice on distinguishing yourself from your thoughts, understanding the true source of your feelings, and the liberation found in presence and mindfulness. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://ericalayne.co/thought-work/ Quotes to ponder: "Your thoughts— not your circumstances— determine your feelings." "The more you practice presence, the better you’ll feel." Episode references: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: https://a.co/d/6dM0ab1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11m
Apr 06
3135: 7 Daily Habits to Change Your Life Forever by Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist on Personal Transformation

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 3135: Joshua Becker of BecomingMinimalist.com shares transformative insights on how the accumulation of daily habits significantly shapes our lives. By introducing seven simple, yet profoundly impactful habits, Becker invites readers to embark on a journey of personal transformation, promising that even small changes in our daily routines can lead to monumental shifts in our overall well-being and life direction. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.becomingminimalist.com/habits-to-change-your-life/ Quotes to ponder: "You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine." "Once you take control of your habits, you begin taking control of your life. Any from this list will lead to positive results." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

11m
Apr 05
3134: 9 Good Decisions You’ve Waited Too Long to Make by Marc Chernoff of Marc and Angel

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 3134: Marc Chernoff of MarcAndAngel.com enlightens us with "9 Good Decisions You’ve Waited Too Long to Make," urging us to embrace simple yet profound life changes. From being present to appreciating what we have, Chernoff's advice cuts through the noise of daily life, offering a clear path to a happier and more fulfilling existence. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.marcandangel.com/2012/11/26/9-good-decisions/ Quotes to ponder: "Being completely present is extremely important - being actively in the ‘here and now’ for yourself and for the ones you love." "If you’re brave enough to say ‘goodbye,’ life will always reward you with a new ‘hello.’" "Happiness is NOT a fleeting state of mind; it is a lifestyle choice that requires the willingness to work through the tears." Episode references: "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle: https://a.co/d/4w5z1Y0 "Getting Things Done" by David Allen: https://a.co/d/0z8HjkU "Awaken the Giant Within" by Tony Robbins: https://a.co/d/6QfgdOZ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Apr 04
3133: How to Tell if You’re a Complainypants by Mr. Money Mustache on Shifting from Envy to Admiration

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 3133: Discover how Mr. Money Mustache confronts the pervasive culture of complaint in his incisive piece "How to Tell if You’re a Complainypants." Through vivid examples ranging from Olympic athletes to financial moguls, he challenges readers to shift from envy and grievance to admiration and learning. This article critiques a common social tendency and offers a powerful perspective shift, inspiring readers to embrace adaptability and the joy of solving life's puzzles. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2011/10/07/how-to-tell-if-youre-a-complainypants/ Quotes to ponder: "It’s not the results that make you happy, it’s the using of your mind and skills to advance your cause." Episode references: “Arnold” a Netflix Documentary: https://www.netflix.com/tudum/articles/arnold-schwarzenegger-documentary-release-date-trailer-news Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Apr 03
3132: You Can Write and Embody a New Story For Your Life by Krista O'Reilly-Davi-Digui of A Life In Progress

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 3132: Krista O’Reilly-Davi-Digui of ALifeInProgress.ca shares a deeply personal journey through joy, sorrow, self-discovery, and the realization that being "enough" is not about perfection, but about embracing one's messy, beautiful self. Her story is a testament to the power of self-compassion, resilience, and finding joy in the imperfections of life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.alifeinprogress.ca/i-am-enough/ Quotes to ponder: "What happens when you’re thirsty and dip into the bucket of joy is that you come up not just quenched but awake." "You can finally tell the truth about what you want and learn to love yourself well." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Apr 02
3131: Things We Are Never Meant to Know by Ali Cornish of Everthrive on Finding Balance & Embracing Minimalism

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 3131: Ali Cornish of Everthrive.org delves into the intricacies of navigating through the overwhelming abundance of choices in modern life, from existentialist thought to the aisles of a grocery store. She offers a reflective exploration of finding balance, embracing minimalism, and the importance of approaching life with a specific agenda to mitigate stress and excess. Read along with the original article(s) here: http://everthrive.org/blog/2019/5/2/things-we-are-never-meant-to-know Quotes to ponder: "Recognizing if it causes you to buy more than you need or causes extra stress, well, then maybe it’s something to consider." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Apr 01
3130: Happiness Is All in Your Mind by Paula Felps with Live Happy on Transformative Power of Creativity

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 3130: In "Happiness Is All in Your Mind," Paula Felps delves into the transformative power of creativity on well-being. Through insights from experts and research, Felps argues that engaging in creative activities can lead us to a state of flow, enhancing happiness, and dispelling the myth of the tortured artist. This enlightening piece suggests that everyone has the potential to harness creativity for a more fulfilling life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.livehappy.com/self/happiness-is-all-in-your-mind/ Quotes to ponder: "Once those creative juices start flowing, and you’re no longer focusing on your own life or problems, you get into that flow state where you’re working and the positive feelings are being reinforced. It’s a great way to enhance your mood." "We have been brought up to believe that artists are broke and tortured and crazy. When I say, ‘Let’s become an artist, let’s play, let’s get in touch with our inner resources,’ people are frightened. They believe they can’t be happy if they become an artist, but the opposite is true." "Artistic, creative people are solvent, they’re happy; just start working on your creativity and watch what it does for you." Episode references: "Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life" by Shelley Carson, Ph.D.: https://a.co/d/ezefjsR "The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" by Julia Cameron: https://a.co/d/0iOirCW Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 31
3129: A Simple Act of Kindness by Dr. Allison Niebes-Davis of Dr. Allison Answers on Gestures of Recognition

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 3129: Dr. Allison Niebes-Davis captures the profound yet understated power of kindness in her piece. Through personal anecdotes, she illustrates how small gestures of recognition can have a deep impact on our sense of belonging and visibility in the world, urging us to actively notice and appreciate those around us. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://drallisonanswers.com/relationships/a-simple-act-of-kindness/ Quotes to ponder: "Feeling seen is like someone saying, 'I notice you. You matter. And you’re worth my attention.'" "A simple act of kindness. So the question is, who are you going to share it with?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 31
3128: When Resistance Smacks You in the Face by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Pursuit of Productivity

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 3128: In "When Resistance Smacks You in the Face," Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net dives into the heart of creative struggle, offering readers a blend of personal insights and practical strategies to combat the inevitable resistance faced in the pursuit of productivity. Babauta's reflection on his own battles against distraction and fear serves as a roadmap for navigating the challenges of remaining dedicated to one's creative endeavors. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://zenhabits.net/ouch/ Quotes to ponder: "Sit there, and look inside yourself. Just because an urge arises to run doesn’t mean you have to follow it." "Think about who you’re helping. While Resistance is scary, it’s often not nearly as bad as the pain that someone else is facing." "Just get started. Usually all I need to do is get the ball rolling." Episode references: Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2654360/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 30
3127: [Part 2] Stop Feeding Your Brain Mental Garbage by Michael Mehlberg on Better Decision-Making

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 3127: Michael Mehlberg of MichaelMehlberg.com illustrates the profound impact of our mental diet on personal development in "Stop Feeding Your Brain Mental Garbage - Part 2". He emphasizes the necessity of curating the content we consume, from social media to books, to foster better decision-making, enhance our relationships, and achieve our goals. Mehlberg’s insights serve as a crucial reminder of the power we hold over our mental well-being through selective exposure to information. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://michaelmehlberg.com/blog/2019/8/19/stop-feeding-your-brain-mental-garbage Quotes to ponder: "I don’t know the books I read last year any more than the food I ate. Even so, they have changed me." -Mark Twain "Read thoughtless books or listen to thoughtless podcasts and, you guessed it, you’ll think thoughtless thoughts. Do the opposite, and you’ll become the opposite." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Mar 29
3126: [Part 1] Stop Feeding Your Brain Mental Garbage by Michael Mehlberg on Health & Happiness

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 3126: Michael Mehlberg shares a visceral story on MichaelMehlberg.com to illustrate a potent message: the content we consume impacts our health and happiness as much as the food and drink we ingest. Through personal anecdotes and psychological research, Mehlberg explains how everything from social media to the books we read can influence our mental well-being, urging readers to be mindful of their daily consumption. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://michaelmehlberg.com/blog/2019/8/19/stop-feeding-your-brain-mental-garbage Quotes to ponder: "When we consume to change ourselves it’s important to ask what we’re changing and why. If there’s nothing inherently wrong with what we’re changing, why do it?" "Garbage in garbage out," they say. In my case, it was wine and cigars; and there was no question as to why." "What We Consume Affects All We Do" Episode references: Power of Positivity: https://www.powerofpositivity.com/ University of California Irvine study on stress and media consumption: https://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/media-exposure-mass-violence-can-fuel-cycle-distress-study-shows Psychology Today on unrealistic beauty standards: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/perfect-me/202401/social-media-and-unrealistic-beauty-ideals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Mar 28
3125: The Forge of Life by Steve Pavlina on Purpose & Personal Development

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 3125: Steve Pavlina explores the metaphor of life as a forge, shaping us through experiences into unique, conscious beings. He challenges the notion of dissolving into unconscious oneness after death, proposing instead that the purpose of life might be to develop a strong, individual consciousness that wishes to continue its journey beyond the mortal realm. Pavlina's insights offer a fresh perspective on personal development and the value of actively participating in shaping one's character. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://stevepavlina.com/blog/2015/06/the-forge-of-life/ Quotes to ponder: "We come into this world like blocks of marble, and we’re sculpted by experience." "What if instead of dissolving into the light, the point of life is to develop such a strong individual consciousness that we don’t want to dissolve into unconscious oneness afterwards?" "Embrace the new. I’ve found that when I do this, I have few regrets." Episode references: Tim Freke's official website: https://timfreke.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Mar 27
3124: What Presence Feels Like by Julie Morgenstern on Being Fully Engaged in the Moment

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 3124: Julie Morgenstern's exploration of Africa and her reflections on presence capture the essence of being fully engaged in the moment. Her journey, from meeting inspiring women in Malawi to delivering a workshop in South Africa, emphasizes the profound impact of being present. Through her experiences, Morgenstern outlines how presence can transform our perception, enhance our senses, and deepen our connection to our surroundings. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.juliemorgenstern.com/tips-tools-blog/2019/8/22/name-it-and-bring-it-with-you Quotes to ponder: "We see and experience things when we go to places we’ve never been that simply cannot happen by armchair travel through a Google search." "Simply put, being in 'the moment' means that you are marveling at the newness and presentation before you. You are just reacting, not anticipating or worrying about anything." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 26
3123: How Minimalism Builds Consistency for Personal Growth by Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch

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 3123: Anthony Ongaro of Break the Twitch.com shares an enlightening perspective on how minimalism isn't just about decluttering space but a profound tool for personal growth. By embracing minimalism, Ongaro highlights how we can create consistency in our lives, fostering a conducive environment for developing better habits and living more intentionally. This approach not only simplifies life but significantly amplifies our capacity for personal development and achieving our true potential. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/how-minimalism-builds-consistency-for-personal-growth/ Quotes to ponder: "Minimalism is both an effective tool and one of the best places to start if you know something in your life needs to change." "Consistency is where the magic happens. Small, steady improvements change the entire game." "Minimalism helps reduce the noise, increase our awareness, and save more energy for what’s truly important." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 25
3122: Circle of Invisible Mentors by Joel of 5AM Joel on How to Propel Personal and Professional Growth

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 3122: Joel from 5AM Joel.com explores the transformative power of imaginary mentors in "Circle of Invisible Mentors," inspired by Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich." By consulting with icons like Richard Branson, Jocko Willink, Elon Musk, and even his future self, Joel demonstrates how envisioning advice from these figures can propel personal and professional growth. This practice, while unconventional, offers a unique strategy for overcoming challenges and achieving success. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://5amjoel.com/mentors/ Quotes to ponder: "The weirdest imaginary mentor that I have is my future self, at 65 years old." Episode references: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 24
3121: The Best Fitness Challenge You Could Ever Take - Focus on What You Can DO by Nia Shanks

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 3121: Dive into Nia Shanks' empowering fitness challenge that shifts the focus from superficial goals to celebrating what your body can accomplish. This transformative approach encourages you to appreciate your strength, technique, and physical abilities, fostering a healthier relationship with fitness and self-confidence. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.niashanks.com/fitness-challenge-what-you-can-do/ Quotes to ponder: "Focus on what your body can DO, and Nothing Else." "Remember, this challenge is all about focusing on what you CAN DO." "By focusing on their performance, improved body composition just becomes a wonderful side effect." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 24
3120: Who's Editing Your Life Story? by Dr. Kelly Flanagan on How to Be More Authentic

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 3120: In "Who’s Editing Your Life Story?" by Dr. Kelly Flanagan, readers are invited to reflect on the importance of having a trusted editor in life - not just for writing but for navigating the personal stories we live. Flanagan draws from personal experiences and literary wisdom to argue that embracing our errors with the help of a trusted editor can lead to a more authentic, revised story of our lives, filled with growth, understanding, and deeper human connection. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://drkellyflanagan.com/whos-editing-your-life-story/ Quotes to ponder: "Every writer needs an editor. Rough drafts are rough, and writers need another set of eyes to create something beautiful and meaningful." "We need people who will say the hard things, people who will serve up the hard medicine, people for whom we will swallow it because we know they are serving it out of love and caring and respect." Episode references: Father Fiction by Don Miller: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Father-Fiction/Donald-Miller/9781439190531 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

12m
Mar 23
3119: The Weight of Emotional Clutter - And 4 Steps to Letting Go by Erica Layne with NoSidebar

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 3119: Erica Layne's article on NoSidebar.com, "The Weight of Emotional Clutter - And 4 Steps to Letting Go," provides a heartfelt examination of the internal narratives that hold us back and offers a methodical approach to decluttering our minds. Layne's personal journey and actionable steps guide readers toward emotional freedom, emphasizing the importance of recognizing and shifting our mental scripts toward positivity and self-love. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://nosidebar.com/the-weight-of-emotional-clutter/ Quotes to ponder: "Emotional clutter is the type of clutter that is the most unseen but has the greatest impact on your happiness and well-being." "Keep yourself shored up by practicing purposeful self-care and remembering that you are whole and beautiful and worthy no matter what." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 22
3118: Do Affirmations Work? How to Effectively Employ Affirmations by Clearing Negative Beliefs by Joel Bein

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 3118: Joel Bein explores the common skepticism surrounding affirmations and reveals their potential inefficacy due to underlying negative beliefs. By sharing his personal journey of overcoming deep-seated doubts, Bein illustrates how confronting and resolving these internal conflicts can empower affirmations, transforming them from self-help clichés into valuable tools for self-improvement. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://joelbein.com/blog-1/2024/01/02/do-affirmations-work-how-to-effectively-employ-affirmations-by-clearing-negative-beliefs/ Quotes to ponder: "Most people have opposing, negative limiting beliefs buried in their subconscious mind. So, adding a positive affirmation on top becomes akin to spraying dog crap with some air freshener." Episode references: "5 Steps to End Negative Self-Talk" guide: https://thehumanliberation.co/OLD/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

9m
Mar 21
3117: Tilting My Mirror (Motivation is Delicate) AND Kurt Vonnegut Explains Drama by Derek Sivers

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 3117: Discover the transformative power of subtle changes with Derek Sivers as he shares his personal journey through a challenging mountain drive. His story, "Tilting My Mirror (Motivation is Delicate)," reveals how minor adjustments in our surroundings can significantly impact our motivation and stress levels, encouraging us to take control of our environment for a more fulfilling life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://sive.rs/tilt & https://sive.rs/drama  Quotes to ponder: "Motivation is delicate. When you notice your motivation fading, you have to seek out the subtle cause." "A simple tweak can make all the difference between achieving something or not." "That little tweak changed everything! Now it feels like I’m almost alone on this gorgeous mountain drive." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

10m
Mar 20