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The Darius Foroux Show

English, Finance, 1 season, 175 episodes, 2 days, 12 hours, 38 minutes
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A podcast about productivity, habits, decision making, and personal finance. Hosted by Darius Foroux, a productivity enthusiast, author, and entrepreneur since 2010.
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Flow + Pomodoro The Super Productivity Stack

In my experience, you do your best work when you’re in a good mood and you’re focused. You can also look at it as being a state of “Flow,” which is a term the psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi coined. You can get in a Flow mind-state by having the right balance between challenge and skill level. How do you know you have Flow? When work is effortless and you’re making progress. I’m finally in that state as I’m writing this after being out of it for a few months. I was dealing with major renovations at my home, and then, I had to do a lot of small tasks here and there for my upcoming book. Once I finished my most pressing tasks, my goal was to get into Flow again. I took it easy. Fiddled a bit. Read some books. And journaled a lot. “Getting close” is something I wrote about often. And then, a few days ago, it hit me: Ignore all the noise and only focus on writing. So that’s what I’m doing now. Plus, I combine it with another productivity strategy, the Pomodoro technique. When you do that, you have the ultimate productivity stack. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
6/21/202413 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wealth and Money Are Two Different Things

I wanted to be rich so bad for my entire life. In high school, I watched Wall Street with Michael Douglas and Charlie Sheen. It was supposed to be a cautionary tale but I saw it as inspiration. I wanted to be Gordon Gecko, the crazy high risk Wall Street trader. When I was 17, I got a job at a call center during the summer. I was on the phone every day, working double shifts. I was selling mobile phone subscriptions to people, mostly elderly. It was a shameful job but I was making money. So I felt good. This is how badly I wanted to get rich. But I was a teenage idiot. Now, 20 years later, I finally understand that being rich and having a lot of money is not the same as being wealthy. You can also be rich and not wealthy. At some point, we all realize that life is just a collection of our memories. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
6/10/202410 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Key to Picking Stocks like Warren Buffett

I analyzed three of Warren Buffett's biggest stock picks (GEICO, Coca-Cola, Apple) and drew lessons from that. By understanding the thought process of his stock picks, we can emulate his mindset. Whether you’re a passive or active investor, we can all use a little bit of “Warren Buffett” in our strategy. You probably won’t be surprised by the conclusion of this article: Have patience, be diligent, avoid greed, and bet on a prosperous future. We all know what it takes. But the key is to internalize these ideas. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
6/6/202422 minutes, 8 seconds
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Stop Putting Imaginary Pressure on Yourself

I think having a sene of urgency and responsibility when it comes to your career is one of the biggest motivators. But if you put too much pressure on yourself to succeed, it can work against you. This is a dynamic that I’m constantly trying to balance. Last year, when I finished the final draft of my new book, The Stoic Path to Wealth, I immediatly started thinking about the marketing campaign. My self talk included a lot of “I need to do” xyz. And then, I would think, “If I don’t do this, the book won’t succeed.” This type of “I need to do X (action) otherwise y (bad outcome) will happen” thinking is a complete and utter waste of your energy. And you must avoid it as soon as you become aware of it. Here’s what Epictetus said about that: “If you want to make progress, dismiss this kind of reasoning: ‘If I neglect my business, I will have nothing to live on.’ It is better to starve to death in a calm and confident state of mind than to live anxiously amidst abundance.” The truth is: You don’t need a lot to have happiness and peace. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
6/3/20248 minutes, 31 seconds
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7 Money Mistakes That Prevent Smart People Getting Rich

If you spend an hour on Twitter or Instagram, you almost believe that everyone can get rich quickly. “Start an AI company or write content online. You’ll make $500K a month, just like me!” The idea that success can be duplicated is one of the oldest fallacies in business and money. Just because a certain blueprint worked for Person A, it doesn’t mean it works for Person B. This is also why a lot of smart people are not wealthy. Over the past two years, I’ve been getting emails every week from disillusioned writers. They say they fell for the dream that these social media prophets talk about everywhere. They realize success is not only about skill, it’s also a matter of talent and luck. And the interesting thing is that all these people are smart. After all, it sounds so logical. If someone else did it, you can do it too, right? Well, not with everything. More on that in my other new article. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
6/2/202421 minutes, 43 seconds
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5 Classic Stoic Principles to Live By for a Happier Life

I seriously started practicing Stoicism when I was 28. That’s when things started to change in my life. That was in 2015. Since then, I’ve become happier every year. 9 years after I started living as a Stoic, I can wholeheartedly say that happiness is a muscle that gets stronger the more you train it. In this episode, I share 5 of the most useful Stoic principles with you. Here’s my favorite, which is based on a quote from Epictetus: “Our master is anyone who has the power to implement or prevent the things that we want or don’t want.” Too many of us are slaves to external validation and signaling. The Stoics reminded us to focus inwardly. To be driven by virtues. And to ignore society’s status game. Your self-worth should be determined by yourself, not by the car you drive, job, or vacation spots you visit. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
5/27/202418 minutes, 35 seconds
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7 Mental Barriers that Prevent You From Getting Rich

My parents bought their first house in 2000. My mother told me that one of their family members broke ties with my parents because of that. Certain people think that buying a house is not for everyone. Those types of people also believe that higher education is not for everyone. Or that owning stocks is only for rich folks. These are examples of mental barriers. So many of us have false beliefs about money and life. And those false beliefs can prevent us from ever living a good life. This is where Stoicism and mindfulness can help us. By becoming more self-aware, we can prevent ourselves from falling into the trap of mental barriers. In my latest article, I share 7 mental barriers that I personally had to overcome in my life. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
5/20/202416 minutes, 18 seconds
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The Stoic Mindset: How to Use Ancient Lessons to Face Life's Challenges

I’ve been writing about the philosophy of Stoicism since 2015. A Stoic mindset has truly changed the way I do everything. I apply Stoicism to my happiness, work, finances, and even relationships. This Stoic mindset allowed me to leverage ancient lessons into my entire life. The other day I was talking about this change with a friend. He asked me: “What does the Stoic mindset really mean? Let me explain. Incorporating Stoicism into my daily life is something that I still work on. Every time I record a podcast I remind myself: “You don’t control how many people will read it or whether they will like it or not.” And now that I’m working on the marketing of my next book, The Stoic Path to Wealth, I occasionally catch myself fantasizing about book sales. Of course, who doesn’t want to do well in their career? But ultimately, it’s not up to us. We can only pour everything into our work, and what happens next is beyond us. This shift has not only improved my productivity but also the quality of my work. In my personal life, Stoicism also gave me a different perspective. I always strive to be a positive force in my own life and the people around me. I make sure I always have good intentions. To be a good person. And to wish others the best. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
5/13/202414 minutes, 44 seconds
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Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth and get these bonuses

My new book, The Stoic Path to Wealth, is coming out on July 16th. This book is the most comprehensive guide on how to build wealth that will last your entire lifetime, and beyond. If you pre-order the book, you will instantly get access to the following products: 1. **The Stoic Success Course** This is a brand new video course that shows how to improve your health, wealth, and happiness by applying practical lessons from Stoicism. 1. **Effortless Learning Podcast** This is a limited podcast series I recorded which will help you to boost your personal growth and learn skills faster, with less effort. 1. **Inner Fortress Magazine** This is a digital magazine that I wrote and designed for the launch of The Stoic Path to Wealth. The magazine includes tips to cultivate resilience and inner peace. 1. **Inner Circle Newsletter** Finally, everyone who pre-orders the book gets free access to my secret newsletter. This is where I share my latest and most important insights. Pre-order the book now and get instant access to exclusive bonuses here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/stoic-path To get your bonuses, simply forward your purchase receipt to [email protected]. Within minutes, my team will reply with instructions on how you can access the bonuses. This offer applies to all formats of the book and all bookstores globally. There are no limitations or restrictions.
5/10/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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Get Rich With Stoicism

Stoicism, an ancient Greek philosophy, is not just a guide for leading a virtuous and meaningful life; it can also be a roadmap to financial success. Nearly all the prominent Stoics were well off, from the founder, Zeno, to the most prolific writer of the bunch, Seneca. In fact, you can argue that Stoicism was for wealthy people at the time. This is why it’s such a popular philosophy today. We have so many resources at our disposal that we don’t even know what to do with them. We live in a world where boredom is widespread. Now, here’s the main concern with the pursuit of wealth. If your only reason to acquire money is so you can a fancier car, go on more luxury vacations, and wear better clothes, you’re missing the point. I believe that Stoicism should (and must) be applied to money because without a Stoic mindset, one will succumb to greed. In my latest episode, I’ll share a few ways you can get rich without getting greedy. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
5/6/202418 minutes, 29 seconds
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Why Introversion Leads to More Self-Confidence

I’m very introverted. I truly enjoy (and need) time alone. Too much social contact drains my energy. One misconception about introverts is that they lack confidence. People falsely assume that we don’t want to be around others for that reason. In her book, Quiet, psychologist Susan Cain calls that concept the “Extrovert Ideal.” It’s the widespread belief that being outgoing, assertive, and socially proactive makes a person successful. As it turns out, introversion has its own set of strengths and advantages. According to Cain, some of these strengths include better problem-solving skills, more creativity, empathy, and the ability to work independently. In my experience, we can all benefit from cultivating the introverted side of us. When we nurture that by spending more time alone, we actually become more self-confident. We no longer look for external validation. We gain more appreciation for ourselves. More on that in my new article. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
4/29/20249 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Habit That Will Change Your Life: Journaling

The habit of journaling may seem small and insignificant. “How can writing personal notes in my journal every day do anything for me?” You might ask. I understand the skepticism. Even I had some doubts in the beginning. But journaling truly can change your life. Just ask any person who journals. You won’t find a person who says, “Journaling is so-so.” Everyone who does it loves it. Since 2015, I have made journaling an integral part of my morning routine, and it has helped me succeed in various areas of my life. I also grew happier. In this episode, I share four techniques that I keep turning to in my journaling practice. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
4/25/202411 minutes, 17 seconds
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The Art of Patience: How Delayed Gratification Builds Wealth

I have a love/hate relationship with impatience.  I love it because it has helped me to accomplish things in my career. When something needs to be done, I do it immediately. I just can't wait. But that approach is not helpful when it comes to your finances. To build proper wealth, you need patience. You can read about investing and compounding as much as you want. But unless you don't have the patience to let your money compound, you can never reap the benefits. This is something I had to learn. To all my fellow impatient-natured people, learn the art of patience. It will help you immensely in life. Listen to learn more! Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
4/22/202415 minutes, 34 seconds
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Authenticity, Making Money, and Following Your Passion

Essentially, making money from your passion is all about solving a problem or need. And getting paid for it. Whether it’s through a product or service, your focus should always be on providing value to your customers. Look at the Patagonia brand. The founder, Yvon Chouinard, saw a need for high-quality outdoor gear that was environmentally friendly and decided to fill that gap. By focusing on providing value, he was able to build a loyal customer base and become recognized as an industry leader. In my case, I started writing and publishing free articles on self-improvement that people found to be useful. Eventually, they subscribed to my newsletter. Some folks bought my books and courses, which is how I earn a living. On this journey of making money, stay authentic. Your passion is what sets you apart from others in your field. Don’t try to imitate someone else or follow the latest trends just to make money. People are drawn to authenticity, which will help you create a unique brand. In this episode, I share more about the importance of authenticity. More tips on making money from your passion: https://dariusforoux.com/making-money-passion/ Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
4/21/202414 minutes, 12 seconds
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Why We Need Purpose finish

The German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote this in his book, The Gay Science, about purpose: “Gradually, man has become a fantastic animal that has to fulfill one more condition of existence than any other animal: man has to believe, to know, from time to time why he exists; his race cannot flourish without a periodic trust in life–without faith in reason in life.” Nietzche said that we need to have some kind of trust in life. Just surviving, eating, working, and procreating are not enough. The purpose is the compass that guides us through life. It’s not about achieving grandiose goals or accumulating material wealth. It’s about finding fulfillment in what we do and making a difference. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
4/20/202410 minutes, 1 second
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It’s Time to Get Off Your Phone

Smartphones have become an extension of ourselves. We use them for almost everything - from staying connected with friends and family, to managing our schedules and even for entertainment. A recent study showed that the average person spends around three hours a day on their phone, which adds up to a staggering amount of 45 days a year. People are glued to their screens most of the time. There’s a constant need to check notifications, scroll through social media feeds, and respond to messages. This isn’t just bad for our mental health. It also distracts us from doing and finishing our work on time. For the sake of our personal well-being and productivity, we need to reduce the time spent on our phones. In this episode, I talk about how you can do that. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
4/15/20248 minutes, 56 seconds
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Use the “5 Minute Worry Time” Strategy to Beat Anxiety

Worrying is a natural human response to uncertainty. But when we allow our worries to consume our thoughts at all hours of the day, they can quickly become overwhelming. One effective strategy to manage this is by only giving yourself five minutes to worry and sulk over negative emotions. Call this your 5 minutes of worry time. Worrying is a natural part of life. We all have things that cause us stress and anxiety, whether it’s work, relationships, or just the daily grind. And sometimes, it can feel overwhelming to try and push those worries away. But having a bit of time to allow ourselves to worry can also be helpful. So during your 5 minutes of “worry time,” allow yourself to think about all the things that are causing you stress. Give yourself permission to worry. By acknowledging our worries, we can better manage and control them. But once the time is up, move on to something else. Listen to this episode to learn more. Read my article, "Mental Exercises to Help You Tame Stress and Anxiety": https://dariusforoux.com/stress-and-anxiety/ Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: ⁠stoicpathtowealth.com⁠
3/30/202411 minutes, 28 seconds
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More Thoughts on Setbacks

In this episode, I share how I dealt with my latest setbacks. I talk about how you can use challenges to learn and adapt. And to come back stronger! Pre-order my new book, The Stoic Path to Wealth Combining ancient wisdom with practical investment strategies drawn from analysis of the greatest investors of all time, The Stoic Path to Wealth will teach you how to: cultivate an investing edge by managing your emotions and developing your unique skills and talents develop the discipline to ignore short-term market fluctuations and avoid living in the future foster a mindset that allows you to enjoy what you have and avoid greed create a sustainable approach to trading Coming July 16th, 2024 Pre-Order Your Copy Now: https://members.dariusforoux.com/stoic-path
3/22/202416 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to Use Setbacks as Energy

I believe our natural response to setbacks is stress. When you deal with loss, sickness, conflict, or uncertainty, you get that heavy feeling in your stomach. Your mood becomes dark. You start feeling less energetic. Your instincts tell you to run. For some people, that type of stress lasts only a few hours, but for others, it can go on for weeks or months. What matters is that you don’t get stuck in those negative feelings. Because when you don’t address your setbacks, you start to get emotionally scarred. There’s another option: You can see every setback in your life as an opportunity to get smarter, stronger, better. Here’s what J.K. Rowling said about setbacks: “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.” In this episode, I talk about how I use this strategy in my own life. Pre-order The Stoic Path to Wealth My new book is coming out July 16th. It shows you how to build enduring wealth in the stock market. Learn more: stoicpathtowealth.com
2/28/202411 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Reboot Your Brain When It Breaks Down

In my experience, there are a few things you can do when your brain feels clogged. Get rid of your overwhelming goals: What’s a big goal that you really want to achieve badly? Something big. Delete it from your brain. Focus on the present and enjoy yourself. You can always come back to your goal later. Stop multitasking: Focus on one thing at a time. Take a few days off or work less: Your brain needs some rest! Limit negative inputs: Avoid negative people for a while. And also avoid negativity on social media and the news. Take a long walk: You’ll feel much calmer while getting some exercise. Sleep early: Avoid screens and take a book with you to bed. You wouldn’t keep your computer running without ever restarting it. Likewise, your brain needs to rest and rejuvenate, especially when pushed to its limits. More on each tip in this episode. Join the Financial Freedom Challenge I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth. Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for. Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom
2/14/20248 minutes, 37 seconds
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Listen to This If You Want to Accomplish Big Goals

Imagine an ambitious goal for yourself. Say you want to write a book, switch to a completely different career, or start your own business. If your goal is something you have to do because your life and the lives of people you care about depend on it – then how could you increase your odds of success? Try this: 1. Always aim high. People will try to make fun of you. Tell you to be more ‘realistic.’ They will try to marginalize you. Don’t listen. Never let the small-mindedness of others contaminate your mind. 2. Focus on one thing per area. Divide your life into separate areas – say work, health, hobbies, relationships. Each area only gets one objective. Learn to decline other pursuits. 3. Adapt yourself. As Charles Darwin said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Try to be constantly aware of your environment. And adapt as needed. 4. Get rid of your “okay” desires. There are many things we want in life that aren’t that important to us. We simply want them because they make things a bit easier or more convenient. This is fine, but doing too many can add up and distract you from your goals. Focus on things that you truly want. And discard the rest. 5. Embrace crazy. While you may not have the capacity to invent the next Facebook, solve world hunger, and send rockets to space — You can still aim to be a successful entrepreneur who also runs marathons. Pursuing success in business and maintaining physical fitness can be goals that complement each other: A healthier individual is often more productive. Those who have truly made an impact on the world didn’t dilute their ambitions. They embraced their craziness. In this episode, I share how I’ve applied this framework in my own life. Join the Financial Freedom Challenge I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth. Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for. Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom
2/8/202414 minutes, 45 seconds
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Lessons I Learned from Living in Spain

For the longest time, I had this dream of living in Spain. Who doesn’t want to live somewhere warm and close to the beach?! Well, me. In this episode, I share why and what I learned. I gave it a try in 2022 and spent six months living in Spain. I learned a lot. And I even met my girlfriend there. But I realized that living somewhere warm was just a dream. I got used to the weather. And it made me realize that I was complaining too much about the weather in The Netherlands. Since I got back, I’ve been enjoying my hometown a lot more. This is literally the oldest cliche in the book, but home is truly where the heart is. As you go about your day, don’t forget to appreciate your town, no matter where you’re from. Join the Financial Freedom Challenge I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth. Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for. Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom
2/6/202422 minutes, 28 seconds
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What I Learned From Writing 600 Articles & 8 Books

I started writing daily in 2015. Since then, I published over 600 articles and wrote 8 books. I easily wrote more than a million words. There are many things I have learned from writing. I published an article with 12 lessons I learned. In this episode, I share every point briefly. And at the end, I talk about my most important takeaway. Read about the other lessons here: https://dariusforoux.com/learned-from-writing/ Join the Effective Writing course In Effective Writing, I share the strategies, exercises, and tools you need to become a better writer so you can get anything you want in life. More than 3,000 students have joined Effective Writing. Will you join us next? Join here: members.dariusforoux.com/effective-writing
2/1/202410 minutes, 56 seconds
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Writing Daily Changed My Life: Here’s Why

I started writing every day in 2015. Since then my life completely changed. I wrote 8 books and reached millions of people with my words. Writing daily helped me to build a 7-figure net worth. Here’s why writing helped me to change my life: Focus: By translating my thoughts, I boost my focus. I know what I should work on. If you want to improve your writing skills, join my online class, Effective Writing. It’s only open once a year. Regsitration for the 2024 class is between January 28 and February 4. Join here: http://members.dariusforoux.com/effective-writing Join the Effective Writing course In Effective Writing, I share the strategies, exercises, and tools you need to become a better writer so you can get anything you want in life. More than 3,000 students have joined Effective Writing. Will you join us next? Join here: members.dariusforoux.com/effective-writing
1/28/202410 minutes, 42 seconds
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If You Have Freedom, You Have Wealth

Charlie Munger once said: “More investors don’t copy our model because our model is too simple. Most people believe you can’t be an expert if it’s too simple.” The simplest investing ideas are truly the best. Here’s a simple idea: If you have freedom, you have wealth A lot of people fall into the trap of endlessly chasing more money. They wait to feel fulfilled until they have a certain amount of money in stocks or the bank. But wealth is more a feeling than a number. Wealth isn’t just about accumulating money; it’s about financial stability and freedom. It’s the ability to weather financial emergencies, the freedom to make choices that aren’t dictated by financial constraints, and the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re financially secure. High earners can still struggle financially if they spend recklessly and save little. On the other hand, those with modest incomes can accumulate substantial wealth by living frugally and saving diligently. This is where simple investing ideas come in. When you focus on setting your life up in a way that you have freedom, you can call yourself wealthy. And you can feel free even if you’re not a millionaire. Read about more simple investing ideas: https://dariusforoux.com/investing-ideas/ Join the Financial Freedom Challenge I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth. Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for. Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom
1/26/20249 minutes, 26 seconds
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What Seneca Taught Me About Being Content and Happy

The DF Show is back! New episodes coming out weekly. In this episode, I talk about a life lesson I learned from the Stoic philosopher, Seneca. Seneca taught that happiness doesn’t come from always wanting more, but appreciating what we already have. Contentment comes from understanding and valuing our present achievements, rather than constantly striving for the next big thing. We all want a bit more. That’s just natural. We want a bit more income to buy the stuff we want; more time to achieve more things; more strength and stamina to experience more of life, and so forth. And here’s the thing: It’s okay to strive for these goals. We don’t have to let ourselves stagnate. But we also need to take some time to appreciate what we already have. It’s something I like to journal about regularly. I look back and see how far I’ve come from when I started. When you’re consistent in executing your goals, you’ll go far, even little by little. And that’s something to be grateful for. Join the Financial Freedom Challenge I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth. Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for.  Sign up here (no cost): https://members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom
1/24/202410 minutes, 15 seconds
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How to Save Your First $100K in 5 Years

The late Charlie Munger, renowned investor and long-time partner of Warren Buffett, said this during a 1998 annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway: “The hard part of the process for most people is the first $100,000. If you have a standing start at zero, getting together $100,000 is a long struggle for most people.” This is so true. In this episode, I talk about my own journey. Here are the stages. The First Three Years: The Foundation Year Four: Start Reaping Year Five: Compounded Reaping Listen to the episode to hear me talking about it more in-depth: https://dariusforoux.com/first-100k/ Join the Financial Freedom Challenge I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth. Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for. Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom
1/7/202416 minutes, 1 second
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The Matthew Effect: Why the Rich Get Richer

The Matthew Effect, also known as the principle of accumulated advantage, is not only a platitude; it’s a scientifically recognized phenomenon that has been studied by sociologists and economists. Coined by sociologists Robert K. Merton and Harriet Zuckerman in 1968, the term derives its name from a biblical parable found in the Gospel of Matthew. https://dariusforoux.com/matthew-effect/
10/1/202312 minutes, 16 seconds
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End 2023 With a Sprint

A few words of encouragement. Thanks for listening. https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2
10/1/20237 minutes, 34 seconds
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5 Brief Tips to Make Meaningful Progress

On this episode, I talk about meaningful productivity. By applying this strategy you will make more progress and stress less. Learn about my productivity system, Procrastinate Zero 2: http://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 More about Meaningful Productivitiy: https://dariusforoux.com/meaningful-productivity/
9/25/202310 minutes, 38 seconds
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Journaling Will Change Your Life: 4 Tips to Get Started

Are you ready to turn the page towards a more fulfilling life? In my latest video, "Journaling Will Change Your Life: 4 Tips to Get Started," I delve into the transformative power of penning down your thoughts. This isn't your typical 'Dear Diary' stuff - it's about self-discovery, growth, and turning dreams into reality. It's like having a conversation with yourself, a friend who's always there to lend an ear, and a personal coach rolled into one. I'll share four practical tips to kickstart your journaling journey, from which type of journal to choose, to the best time to write, to overcoming the initial fear of that blank page.  I've been there too, staring at an empty page, wondering where to start. I'll help you navigate those beginning stages, and soon, you'll be filling pages with your deepest thoughts and brightest ideas. Remember, this is your story, and only you can write it. So why not start now? Tune in to get started on your journaling journey. Because as I love to remind you - the best time for self-improvement is always today! ____________________________________________ Free course: Wealth Strategies https://dariusforoux.com/wealth-strategies  Free newsletter: Wise & Wealthy https://dariusforoux.com
9/24/20235 minutes, 51 seconds
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Two Words of Advice and Strategic Opportunism

Hi there! In this episode, I'm sharing advice for procrastinators and I talk about a strategy that can make you more successful. Based on Wise & Wealthy newsletter #89: https://dariusforoux.com/two-words-of-advice-and-strategic-opportunism/
9/18/202315 minutes, 39 seconds
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5 Powerful Mindset Shifts to Become Successful

Success isn't just about luck or talent - it's about adopting the right mindset. In this enlightening video, we delve into the 5 powerful mindset shifts that have transformed the lives of many successful individuals. From embracing failure to fostering resilience, these mindset shifts will empower you to overcome barriers and reach new heights. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a student, a professional or someone looking to unlock their potential, this video is for you. You'll learn how to cultivate a growth mindset, develop a relentless focus, embrace change, practice gratitude, and build resilience. These key mindset shifts are not just theories; they're practical, actionable strategies you can implement in your life now. So, don't wait for success to come knocking on your door - make the shift and create your own success story. Join us on this transformative journey and remember that your mindset is the only limit to your success. Tune in, subscribe, and let's start building your path to success today! Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction 0:50 - Progress over perfection 2:38 - Focus on high impact 5:08 - Practice gratitude and simple living 6:36 - Use setbacks as energy -- Free course: Wealth Strategies dariusforoux.com/wealth-strategies Free newsletter: Wise & Wealthy https://dariusforoux.com
9/15/20238 minutes, 51 seconds
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Being inconsistent and timeless investing wisdom

Today, I'm sharing my thoughts on a topic that might surprise you: inconsistency. Yes, you heard right. We often hear that consistency is the key to success, but let's be real - life isn't a straight line. There are bumps, detours, and sometimes, complete standstills. And that's okay. Inconsistency is not a failure; it's part of the journey. The second half of this episode is about investing wisdom. Have you heard Warren Buffett's quote, "If you have more than 120 or 130 I.Q. points, you can afford to give the rest away. You don’t need extraordinary intelligence to succeed as an investor"? This quote resonates with me deeply. It shatters the myth that only geniuses can succeed in investing. In reality, patience, discipline, and emotional stability are the traits that make a successful investor. And the good news? These are traits you can learn. So, whether your journey is about personal development or investing, remember - progress, not perfection, is the goal. So join me today as we explore these ideas further. Whether you're navigating the unpredictable road to self-improvement or trying to make sense of the investment world, I hope this episode offers you some insight and encouragement. Remember, it's all about progress, not perfection. Find my articles here: http://dariusforoux.com/articles/
9/11/202318 minutes, 40 seconds
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4 (unconventional) books to get rich

Note: This is a video episode! Watch it on Spotify or YouTube. In today's video, we're taking a unique spin on wealth creation by exploring 4 unconventional books that can guide you on your journey to financial success. We kick off with J. Paul Getty's "How to Be Rich." Don't let the straightforward title fool you - this book isn't your typical get-rich-quick manual. Instead, it offers timeless insights on wealth and success from one of history's richest men. Next, we dive into ancient wisdom with Epictetus' "Discourses." While not explicitly about money, this philosophical gem teaches invaluable lessons about control, perspective, and contentment - key ingredients for a rich life. Book number three is Peter Lynch's "One Up on Wall Street". This classic guide demystifies the world of investing, providing practical advice on how to spot opportunities and make smart investment decisions. Finally, we explore "Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger" by Peter Bevelin. This book is a treasure trove of wisdom collected from diverse fields like biology, psychology, and philosophy, all aimed at improving our decision-making skills - essential for building wealth. So, are you ready to redefine what it means to be rich? Join us as we delve into these thought-provoking reads and uncover their unconventional yet powerful lessons on wealth creation. Remember, getting rich isn't just about accumulating money, it's about growing as an individual and making wise decisions. See you in the video! -- 01:10 - J. Paul Getty - How to Be Rich 03:47 - Epictetus - Discources 08:18 - Peter Lynch - One Up on Wall Street 13:40 - Peter Bevelin - Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger -- More book recommendations: https://dariusforoux.com/books-to-get-rich/ ____________________________________________ Free course: Wealth Strategies https://dariusforoux.com/wealth-strategies Free newsletter: Wise & Wealthy https://dariusforoux.com
8/31/202319 minutes, 13 seconds
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Stoicism as a way of life

In this episode, we delve deep into the ancient philosophy of Stoicism. As a philosophy that's stood the test of time, Stoicism offers profound insights and practical wisdom that can dramatically enhance our quality of life. We'll explore how Stoicism can help us navigate through the highs and lows of life with grace, resilience, and calmness, turning obstacles into opportunities. Join me as I unpack the essence of Stoicism and share how you can apply its principles to lead a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Read the article (also includes the links to the Practicing Stoicism episodes): https://dariusforoux.com/stoicism/
8/30/20237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Financial freedom in 5 years (start from $0)

Hey there, it’s Darius. In this episode, I talk about my journey to financial freedom. I hope you find it useful. Here’s a longer description, written by Jasper: Welcome to a journey of financial transformation! This video is all about achieving financial freedom in just 5 years, starting from ground zero. Do you dream of living a life unburdened by financial worries? If so, this video is for you. I'll guide you through the steps and strategies that can help you build a solid financial foundation, even if you're starting from scratch. This isn't about get-rich-quick schemes or risky investments. Instead, I'll share practical advice on budgeting, saving, investing, and generating income that can set you on the path to financial independence. Whether you're struggling with debt, living paycheck to paycheck, or simply looking to improve your financial health, this video is a valuable resource. Remember, it's never too late to start your journey to financial freedom. So, if you're ready to take control of your financial future, hit that play button now. And don't forget to subscribe for more financial insights and advice! 💵 Let's take the first step towards financial freedom together! 💪 ____________________________________________ Free course: Wealth Strategies dariusforoux.com/wealth-strategies Free newsletter: Wise & Wealthy https://dariusforoux.com
8/19/202323 minutes, 37 seconds
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DO IT TODAY: My philosophy for success, health, wealth, and happiness

Hey! New episode. This one is about living a productive life. -- Watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiRx1Cl44EU -- Here's a description written by Jasper: Hey there, fellow seekers of success and fulfillment! In this captivating video, I dive into my personal philosophy for achieving greatness in all areas of life—success, health, wealth, and happiness. Are you tired of putting things off and ready to make a change? Join me as I share relatable anecdotes, practical tips, and actionable advice to help you overcome procrastination and start taking massive action. Together, we'll uncover strategies to boost productivity, improve well-being, and create a life filled with purpose and joy. If you're looking for that extra push to unlock your full potential and live your best life, don't miss out on this empowering video. Hit that play button now and embark on a journey of self-improvement! Remember to subscribe to my channel for weekly reminders and insights to fuel your personal growth. 🌱 Let's do this together! 🌟 -- Resources and links: Do It Today, Not Tomorrow (article) https://dariusforoux.com/procrastination/ Do It Today book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DRP1Q5W
8/18/20239 minutes, 28 seconds
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New content, one thing, and simplifying

Hey there! Here’s a new episode. I talk about my latest projects and a simple strategy you can use to achieve your goals.
8/15/202315 minutes, 19 seconds
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My story part 2: “What is your sustainable revenue stream?”

On this episode, I’m expanding on the previous one. Right after I finished recording part 1, another reader asked me how I generate revenue as a writer and teacher. I talk about that (and more) on this episode.  Learn more about http://digitalbusiness.school. --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/wise-wealthy/
1/9/202318 minutes, 56 seconds
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My story part 1: From being stuck to full-time author

I recorded a podcast about how I got started with writing. A few readers have asked me about this recently. They mentioned they were stuck right now and were looking for inspiration in other people’s stories. Here’s a brief version of mine. --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/wise-wealthy/
1/9/202318 minutes, 18 seconds
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What I've been working on in 2022

It's been a while since I did one of these "update" episodes. In this one I talk about training for a race, traditional publishing, rebranding my newsletter, and more.  Thanks for listening!  ---  Join my online course Procrastinate Zero 2 Learn more about how you can improve your energy, focus, and productivity. dariusforoux.com/pz-2
11/17/202222 minutes, 4 seconds
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Becoming more financially robust

Hi there, welcome to the latest episode! I talk about the latest developments in the global economy and how we can improve our ability to deal with a potential slowdown. Since no one knows when things will slow down, it's better to prepare and to stay focused on what you control. Thanks for listening! --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/wise-wealthy/
11/14/202222 minutes, 27 seconds
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Amy Shearn on writing, getting unstuck, and creativity

Today’s guest is Amy Shearn, an award-winning author of five novels including Unseen City. She has also worked as an editor at publications like JSTOR Daily and Medium’s Creator Hub, Human Parts, Forge. I’ve known Amy for nearly two years and she’s been the editor of my Stoic Letter column on Medium. On this episode, we talk about everything writing, creativity, journaling, editing, and a lot more! Enjoy! Subscribe to Amy’s newsletter: https://amyshearn.substack.com Learn more about Amy: https://www.amyshearnwrites.com/ --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday and every other Thursday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/
9/18/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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Vitaliy Katsenelson on having Soul in the Game

I’m joined by the investor and author Vitaliy Katsenelson. He’s known for his investing track record and books about value investing. But in his latest book, Soul in the Game, he shares his philosophy for life. We talked about Stoicism, journaling, art, skills, and how everything translates to a meaningful life. Enjoy! Get Soul in the Game here: http://soulinthegame.net Learn more about Vitaliy: https://contrarianedge.com --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday and every other Thursday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/
9/7/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 37 seconds
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Dr Amantha Imber on living a productive life

On this episode, I'm joined by Amantha Imber, who's an organizational psychologist and founder of behavioral science consultancy Inventium. She also hosts the How I Work Podcast (I've also been on her show!). We talked about her latest book, Time Wise, which is about how the get the most out of your time in a meaningful way. Learn more about her work here: https://www.amantha.com Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit Timestamps: 00:00 - Introduction | Dr Amantha Imber 00:26 - How I work podcast 00:33 - Time Wise 01:22 - Creativity formula 02:20 - Mindset and taking the first step 04:40 - What happened in-between the Podcast and first book 07:00 - Adam Grant, Amanda Palmer, and Matt Mullenweg. 10:36 - Strategy to avoid burnout 11:38 - Four -day workweek 13:07 - The gift of the 5th 19:46 - Thoughts about "Sleep" 24:05 - "Big personal goal" or BPG 25:39 - Methods for improving "Focus" 28:39 - Incorporating "solitude" in life 31:13 - Book "Solitude" 33:31 - Importance of character and knowing yourself 34:09 - Simple journaling 34:50 - Incorporating reflection/journaling 36:53 - Six Spokes Theory 39:59 - Getting overly focused on the timeframe 42:19 - Set goals that you can control 44:19 - Personal energy being underrated 45:23 - Creating structure for writing a book
8/31/202252 minutes, 59 seconds
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Jimmy Soni on Elon Musk The PayPal Mafia and his writing process

In this episode, I invited Jimmy Soni, who's an author, speaker, and speechwriter, to talk about the founders of Paypal and Elon Musk, We talked about work ethics, consistency, vision, leadership, and his writing process. The Founders by Jimmy Soni: amazon.com/dp/1501197266/ Learn more about Jimmy here: jimmysoni.com/ Thanks for listening! --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday and every other Thursday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/ --- Timestamps: 00:46 - The Founders: The Story of Paypal and the Entrepreneurs Who Shaped Silicon Valley 01:11 - Elon Musk & Twitter 02:24 - Zip2 02:56 - X.com 03:39 - Space X 04:16 - Consistency of vision 07:18 - Scale of ambition 08:22 - How Elon Musk put the same amount of pressure. 11:15 - Leadership 13:44 - Max Levchin's management training 16:30 - Hiring and empowering people that are better than you 17:48  - Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, David O. Sacks 19:47 - Enough amount of confidence to get somewhere 20:04 - Sanjay Bhargava 20:59 - A company is an exercise and a recursive self-improvement 23:59 - Why is it called X.com? 26:09 - SB Master (Naming Paypal) 29:08 - Wealthfront 31:24 - First principles thinking 33:50 - Challenge your own habits 37:58 - "Money is an information system" 42:56 - On asking yourself, Why? 50:32 - Amy Klement 53:35 - Ways to convert difficulties 59:46 - David Goggins "Memoir" Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds 1:00:38 - Jimmy Soni's Writing process 1:12:43 - Seth Goldin - Purple cow 1:14:23 - Jimmy Soni's Reading habit 1:15:48 - Brad Stone's "Everything story" 1:17:37 - Walter Isaacson 1:19:07 - Relentless.com "a.k.a Amazon" 1:26:53 - Spend time and energy to do something and feel accomplished
5/18/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 19 seconds
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Investing Through a Bear Market with Shane Neman

In this episode, I invited Shane Neman, who's an entrepreneur and investor, to talk about the current bear market. We talked about our first experiences with investing and bear markets. How we dealt with losing money. And how we've adjusted our strategies. Learn more about Shane: shaneneman.com Timestamps 00:10- Shane Neman (introduction) 00:55 - Bear Market experience 05:19 - Emotional challenges/experience 09:51 - Diversifying 10:45 - Detaching the self from money 12:43 - "Investing is having a long term vision" 14:38 - Be greedy when everyone else is fearful 15:31 - Jeremy Siegel "Stocks for the long run" 19:37 - Stick to your strategy 21:39 - Bill Ackman & Netflix 23:15 - Foundation of investing 30:28 - Relying on your skills 35:55 - "Todays Market" 40:26 - 90|10 Rule investing 46:40 - How to prevent going Nuclear 50:54 - Play games you're good at 51:55 - Buy low, sell high 54:58 - Winners are the ones that are the most patient 56:00 - Be financial literate 58:55 - END Thanks for listening!  --- Receive weekly tips to become Wise & Wealthy Wise & Wealthy is a weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this short email every Monday and every other Thursday. Join for free here: dariusforoux.com/
4/29/202259 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Build a Career in Finance With Penny Phillips

The guest for this episode is Penny Phillips, the co-founder of Journey Strategic Wealth, a Registered Investment Adviser for advisors. She’s also the founder of Thrivos Consulting, where she coached and consulted financial advisors. I invited Penny because of her ideas about wealth building that she’s been sharing on Twitter and YouTube. On this episode, we talked about her journey, personal values, building a career in finance, coaching people who were older than her, and many more topics. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThrivosLLC Read more about her bio: https://journeyswadvisor.com/who-we-are/penny-phillips/ Thanks for listening! I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit Timestamps: 00:12 - Introducing Penny Phillips 01:33 - Her backstory 07:00 - Family values to be successful 12:35 - Age discrimination 18:11 - What success feels like (Visualization) 20:44 - Finding balance 21:10 - Do not compare yourself to others 21:25 - The Paradox of Happiness: Why Desiring More Makes Us Miserable 23:06 - From being in the corporate world to building a business 33:05 - Work life and personal life 39:21 - Surround yourself with people who understand you 40:50 - Perception is reality 43:25 - Be your own hype person 45:42 - Geraldine Wise, the first successful woman on Wall Street 52:24 - Penny on building her first business 57:19 - Rely on things you know to be true 59:55 - Consulting vs coaching 1:04:02 - The role of behavioral change 1:04:33 - What financial advisors do 1:09:25 - The best way to learn as a financial adviser
4/14/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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Bitcoin and Crypto as a Long-Term Investment? With Ben Dunkel

On this episode, Ben Dunkel and I talk about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. A lot has changed in recent years, and more people are now owning Bitcoin and other crypto. But there are also a lot of people who are interested in getting started. We also talk about getting started with crypto. Learn more about Ben Dunkel on www.howtobegincrypto.com Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
3/31/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Desire for More & The Destruction of Happiness

In this episode, I'm sharing 5 tips for desiring less, so you can stay happy. Learn more about the desire for more and the destruction of happiness here: https://dariusforoux.com/paradox-of-happiness/ Thanks for listening!  ---  I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
3/14/202224 minutes, 14 seconds
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7 Books That Make You A Better Human

Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite books that I haven’t talked about in other posts. These are books I’ve learned a lot from. And I really can’t recommend them enough. Here's the post with the links to the books: https://dariusforoux.com/7-books-that-make-you-a-better-human/ Thanks for listening!  ---  I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
2/28/202218 minutes, 24 seconds
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3 Lessons About Building Wealth From an Investing Legend

In this episode, I'm talking about the lessons I learned about wealth building from Jesse Livermore.  Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/3-lessons-building-wealth/ Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
2/16/202213 minutes, 56 seconds
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Investing and The Fear Of Missing Out

Whether you’re a short-term trader or long-term investor, if you are too active, you probably will lose as much as you win. And if you’re unlucky, you’ll even lose more than you win. Both situations are undesirable. On this episode, I talk about a better way to approach investing opportunities. Thanks for listening!  --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
1/17/20228 minutes, 42 seconds
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Embrace Your Fear of the Known

So many of us think the source of fear is because there are so many unknowns in life. We believe that uncertainty usually leads to fear. But that's not always true. On this episode, I talk about how most of us are actually afraid of the known. Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers. Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
1/10/20228 minutes, 28 seconds
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Uptrend vs Downtrend: Why Everything is Directional

In life, things usually follow a trend. The trend is either upward, and things are getting better, or it’s downward, and things only get worse. Even when things are moving sideways, it often feels like a downtrend because everything else around you seems to keep moving up. Learn more about that in today's episode! Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers. Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
1/3/20227 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Smarter Choice

We often run into situations where we can make a smart choice and a "not so" smart choice. For example: Will you watch an episode of your favorite tv show? Or will you exercise? On this episode, I talk about four situations where you want to go for the smarter choice. Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers. Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
12/20/202114 minutes, 38 seconds
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Are You Saving Too Much Money?

About six months before my dentist died in a motorcycle accident, he gave me some of the best advice I’ve ever received. It was about saving money. And on this episode, I talk about that advice. Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers. Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
12/13/20216 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is Your Work Giving You Satisfaction?

On this episode, I talk about a simple question I often ask myself. This question helps you to make sure you're on the right path. We spend so much of our time at work, that it's important we enjoy our work.  Thanks for listening! --- I’ve put together 6 resources with proven tips for optimizing your life and work. It’s free for my newsletter subscribers.  Get your free Growth Kit here: dariusforoux.com/growth-kit
12/9/202110 minutes, 25 seconds
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How The World Can See You As An Authority

If you truly want to help a lot of people, you still need to be mindful of the principles of persuasion. No one trusts a doctor who shows up in a skater outfit. But if a skater puts on a white lab coat and carries a doctor bag, we instantly think it’s a doctor. So skills matter. But perception matters too. That's the power of authority. And on this episode, I talk about how to create it.  More tips: https://dariusforoux.com/authority/  Sponsored by my course, http://digitalbusiness.school
3/22/202116 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Key To Building A Sustainable Business

On this episode, I talk about why repeat customers are so essential for a business. Sponsored by my course, http://digitalbusiness.school - Registration will open on March 29!
3/15/202112 minutes, 8 seconds
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Stoic Investing During Market Downturns

On this episode, I talk about how I invest during a market downturn. Stocks have been very volatile recently. And I also share some lessons from Stoicism that can be useful right now. Learn more about Stoic Investing: https://dariusforoux.com/stoic-investing/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit http://knowable.fyi/subscribe and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off.
3/8/202116 minutes, 54 seconds
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How To Be Your Own Life Coach

I'm not a fan of life coaching. I think you're better off coaching yourself. After all, you'll be always around to do that. On this episode, I share 4 tips for maximizing your own potential. Here's the article I talked about in the beginning: https://dariusforoux.com/hiring-a-coach/  ---  This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit http://knowable.fyi/subscribe and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off
3/1/202113 minutes, 4 seconds
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When To Start With Investing

"When do I start with investing?" It's a challenge many of us face. We see all these attractive investment opportunities and we want to jump at them. But is it the right time for you? In this episode, I talk about how I approach this challenge. Learn more about the 4 phases of personal finance: https://dariusforoux.com/personal-finance-guide/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit https://knowable.fyi?fpr=darius and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off.
2/15/202113 minutes, 7 seconds
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The 90/10 rule of investing: Why systems make you a better investor

On this episode, I talk about my 90/10 rule of investing. It's part of my Stoic Path to Wealth system. And I use it to invest more actively in the stock market. It also helps me to avoid the risk of getting wiped out! Learn more about my investing strategy: https://dariusforoux.com/stoic-path-to-wealth/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit https://knowable.fyi?fpr=darius and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off.
2/8/202119 minutes, 4 seconds
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Total Recall #3: Favorite Books On Learning

In this episode, Mohnish Soundararajan and I share our favorite books on learning. While these books are not necessarily about learning, we’ve found them super useful. Darius’ picks: Mastery by George Leonard - https://amzn.to/3dPfaUg How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler - https://amzn.to/35mjAOF Zen In The Art Of Writing by Ray Bradbury - https://amzn.to/3jljg7R Mohnish’s picks Mastery by Robert Greene - https://amzn.to/2HniVEI The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss - https://amzn.to/3m9WIZw The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene - https://amzn.to/34iJsM0 My course, Procrastinate Zero 2, is open for registration until Sunday, October 25 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time. Join here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 Get How to Take Notes at the Speed of Light System by Mohnish Soundararajan for FREE: https://www.mohnish.net/book
10/22/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Total Recall #2: How To Take Notes More Effectively

In this episode, Mohnish Soundararajan and I talk about a note-taking system that’s easy and useful. With this system, you’ll be able to recall more of what you learn. My course, Procrastinate Zero 2, is open for registration until Sunday, October 25 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time. Join here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 Get How to Take Notes at the Speed of Light System by Mohnish Soundararajan for FREE: https://www.mohnish.net/book
10/21/202048 minutes, 10 seconds
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Total Recall #1: How to Improve The ROI of Learning

Welcome to a new podcast series. Over the next three episodes, my guest, Mohnish Soundararajan, and I will share our tips for getting the most out of your learning efforts. Enjoy! My course, Procrastinate Zero 2, is open for registration until Sunday, October 25 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time. Join here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 Get How to Take Notes at the Speed of Light System by Mohnish Soundararajan for FREE: https://www.mohnish.net/book
10/20/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #7: How to boost your profit

A digital business should be profitable. In this episode, I share several techniques that will instantly boost profit. This was the last episode in the Digital Entrepreneurship series. I hope you found this useful! Check out http://digitalbusiness.school to learn more about my course.
9/5/202017 minutes, 7 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #6: Pricing your products

Picking the right price for your products is one of the most difficult things about digital entrepreneurship. In this episode, I talk about the different factors that influence your prices. I also share a strategy I use to pick the right price. http://digitalbusiness.school
9/4/202016 minutes, 19 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #5: Should you use social media?

I don't use social media to grow my digital business. In this episode, I ramble about why that is. I also talk about why social media can be useful. It's just not for everyone. http://digitalbusiness.school
9/3/202022 minutes, 5 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #4: How to build an audience (without sleazy tactics)

In this episode, I share how I've built an audience of 500K readers for my blog. It doesn't involve social media or using sleazy tactics. Hope you find it useful. http://digitalbusiness.school
9/2/202018 minutes, 59 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #3: Lessons for building an MVP

In this episode, I share how you can build a minimum viable product. http://digitalbusiness.school
9/1/202020 minutes, 6 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #2: How to get an edge in the market

How can you stand out in a crowded digital market? In this episode, I talk about a technique you can use to get an edge. http://digitalbusiness.school
8/31/202020 minutes, 11 seconds
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Digital Entrepreneurship #1: What are profitable business ideas?

What are some profitable online business ideas? In this episode, I share honest ways you can build a business and earn a living. http://digitalbusiness.school
8/30/202025 minutes, 17 seconds
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Introducing The Digital Entrepreneurship Series

Welcome to a new format of The Darius Foroux Show! From now on, I'm publishing a series of episodes that will have a different theme every time. For the first series, I'm covering how you can start an online business. I just introduced my new course, http://digitalbusiness.school, and in this series, I'll share some of the content with you. Here's what you can expect from the episodes: 1. What are profitable business ideas? 2. How to get an edge in the market 3. Lessons for building an MVP 4. How to build an audience (without sleazy tactics) 5. Should you use social media? 6. Pricing your products 7. How to boost your profit All episodes will be released this week. I hope you find it useful!
8/30/202014 minutes, 24 seconds
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The Importance Of Having A Sounding Board

On this episode, I talk about why it’s so important to test your ideas before you pursue them. When you go to people you trust with your ideas, you can test the validity of the things you’re thinking about. And testing can save you a lot of time, money, and energy. Want to talk about this article or any other topic that’s on your mind? Join The Sounding Board, a private community for lifelong learners. I started this community to support, mentor, and connect with likeminded people. Join now: https://soundingboard.community
7/9/202016 minutes, 23 seconds
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Curiosity: The Key To A Long Life

On this episode, I have a stomach bug, and I talk about why curiosity is the key to a long life. I also talk about avoiding busyness because that’s the biggest obstacle to staying curious. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/curiosity/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partner and Essential Resource: Bluehost—There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost After you signed up, email me on [email protected], and I’ll share my Wordpress plugins with you!
7/6/202010 minutes, 43 seconds
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Don’t Change Your Tool—Change Your Purpose

On this episode, I talk about how you can create a career that's fulfilling. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/change-your-purpose/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partners and Essential Resources: **Bluehost** There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost After you signed up, email me on [email protected], and I’ll share my Wordpress plugins with you! **Audible** When I drive, walk, or bike, I like to listen to audiobooks with Audible. Maybe you miss some information, but studies have shown that audiobooks are also effective in acquiring knowledge. Get 2 free audiobooks: https://dariusforoux.com/audible
6/29/202016 minutes, 10 seconds
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5 Personality Traits That Make You Mentally Tough

On this episode, I talk about 5 key personality traits that help you to build mental toughness. It's based on a study I recently found. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/mental-toughness-personality-traits/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partners and Essential Resources: **Bluehost** There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost After you signed up, email me on [email protected], and I’ll share my Wordpress plugins with you! **Audible** When I drive, walk, or bike, I like to listen to audiobooks with Audible. Maybe you miss some information, but studies have shown that audiobooks are also effective in acquiring knowledge. Get 2 free audiobooks: https://dariusforoux.com/audible
6/22/202019 minutes, 41 seconds
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The Law Of Momentum: How To Become Unstoppable

On this episode, I talk about the law of momentum and why it’s essential in our lives. This is the key principle I used to build my blog. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/the-law-of-momentum/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partner and Essential Resource: Bluehost (63% off) There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost Want to learn more about my blogging strategy? Check out my guide: https://dariusforoux.com/how-to-start-a-blog/
6/16/202012 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Do People Become Wealthy?

I share a few updates about the blog and content. Plus, I talk about my latest article on becoming wealthy: https://dariusforoux.com/wealthy/
5/11/202012 minutes, 36 seconds
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Writing As A Career with Scott H. Young

On this episode, I invited Scott H. Young to talk about writing and blogging as a career. We talked about self-awareness, getting started as a blogger, writing articles, book publishing, and what a day looks like when you’re working from home. Enjoy! Learn more about Scott: http://scotthyoung.com Learn more about Work First here: http://members.dariusforoux.com/work-first
4/30/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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Why Working From Home Is So Hard

Why is it that remote work and working from home is so hard? I’ve been doing research for the past month. I received a lot of input from my students. In this episode, I talk about the reasons it’s so hard. Just the awareness will help you to get better at working from home. Learn more about Work First here: http://members.dariusforoux.com/work-first
4/26/202026 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Conversation With Derek Sivers

I’ve been following Derek Sivers since 2014. He’s a writer, speaker, programmer, musician, blogger, and more. He’s also the founder of CD Baby, a platform for independent musicians. On this episode, Derek and I talk about being meta-considerate, speaking your mind, being alone, knowing when to move on, focusing on one thing, saying no to everything else, playing to win, avoiding burn-out, and why changing your mind is Derek’s favorite thing in the world. Learn more about Derek here: http://sivers.org/about Read the full transcript of this conversation here: https://dariusforoux.com/derek-sivers ----------- Thanks for listening! My ebook, The Road To Better Habits, is available now free: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits
4/12/20201 hour, 31 minutes, 25 seconds
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Keep Calm and Work From Home

A few practical thoughts on the coronavirus, working from home, and adapting your productivity strategy. Links I mentioned: Why All Those ‘Working From Home’ Tips Are Not Working: https://dariusforoux.com/working-from-home-tips/ Daily Rituals by Mason Curry: https://amzn.to/33nMX1D ----------- Thanks for listening! My latest ebook, The Road To Better Habits, is now free: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits
3/16/202013 minutes, 25 seconds
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Try It

Are you currently working on something? Or are you thinking about making an important decision? Try it! Avoid just thinking about things. At some point, we must take action. On this episode, I share my philosophy about this topic and how I try things all the time. If you're interested in joining my online class, Effective Writing, check out the registration page: http://members.dariusforoux.com/effective-writing
3/6/202013 minutes, 19 seconds
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Why I Stopped Uploading New Episodes

Hey! I'm back with a new episode about why I stopped uploading new episodes. Listen to this for thoughts about work, focus, and being useful. Get a free 30-day trial for Audible: https://bit.ly/2TjbXm0 Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
2/25/202017 minutes, 48 seconds
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Discussing The Findings Of The Biggest Study On Procrastination

I recently conducted a survey on my newsletter. 2,219 people participated. With 88% of the workforce admitting that they procrastinate at least one hour a day, it’s safe to say this is a widespread issue. This result is also in stark contrast with previous research that showed 25% - 75% of people procrastinate. It's more common than we assume. On this episode, I discuss the findings, give more background about the study, and talk about why we procrastinate. Here's a link to the study and the slide deck:http://dariusforoux.com/procrastination-study ---- Get 30% off Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/darius Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
6/17/201922 minutes, 1 second
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How I Slow Down Time

Do you know that feeling of being so busy that time flies with a blink of an eye? We’re so busy with all kinds of things—work, friends, going out, holidays, etc. But being busy is not a good thing at all. On this episode, I discuss my article Why I Stopped Being Busy (https://dariusforoux.com/being-busy/) and how I slow down time. I hope you find it useful. Get 30% off Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/darius Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
6/14/20197 minutes, 25 seconds
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What I've Learned In 2019 + Update

Thank you for listening and subscribing to my podcast! I appreciate the support and I'm committed to delivering more value to you. It’s been a while since I did an episode about the things I’ve recently learned. So on this episode, I’m back at it again. I also share what I’ve learned from experimenting with video and audio over the last few months. I hope you enjoy the episode. Get 30% off Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/darius Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
6/6/201914 minutes, 20 seconds
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Practicing Stoicism With Jonas Salzgeber

On this episode, I invited Jonas Salzgeber, author of The Little Book Of Stoicism, to join me. We talk about how we can use stoic ideas to live better. We also talk about creating things. Too often, we think “that’s already been done” when we want to write a book, create an app, or start a business. But that shouldn’t hold us back. Jonas’ first book became a best-seller on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WdeD9e. He’s a good example of how hard work pays off. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
5/29/20191 hour, 30 seconds
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Rick Smith: Building A Billion Dollar Company, Challenging The Status Quo, And Changing An Industry

Rick is the founder of Taser. He started the company in his garage. And now, it’s valued at 3 billion dollars. On this episode, we talk about how he started the company, dealt with failure, and his mission to change the world. He just published a book called The End Of Killing (https://amzn.to/2JBxfZZ). In the book, he shares a roadmap to a safer future. Rick is a highly driven individual. And I enjoyed talking to him. He brings a lot of value on this episode. Enjoy! Learn more about Rick: www.axonrick.com ----------- P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: http://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/
5/21/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Power of Compounding

Are you working on a lot of things? Is your attention not on one thing? There’s a big chance that you will not achieve the best possible results. Or worse: You might fail if you try to achieve many things at the same time The reason is simple: Most of us believe that success happens all at once. Real life is different. Keller and Papasan put it well: “Success is sequential, not simultaneous.” Things add up. You learn one skill. Then another. You finish one project. Then another. Over time, your accomplishments add up to form an impressive feat. This is especially true for money. Most people earned their money over time. Few people make a big financial splash. Warren Buffett is the perfect example of sequential success. You can achieve big things with small actions, that build up over time. In this video, I explain how Buffet’s net worth grew exponentially over the years due to a simple concept: The Power of Compounding. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework you can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/30/201913 minutes, 8 seconds
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How to Read 100 Books A Year

Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you’ve never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than ever. If you’re reading less than you want, you’re not the only one. A few years ago, I looked at my Goodreads page and noticed that I had read only five books that year. That realization frustrated me. I love books, but since I graduated college in 2011, I’d been reading fewer books every single year. My work and life got in the way of reading as much as I wanted. Why read 100 books in a year? You read because you want to learn from other people’s experience. Otto von Bismarck put it best: “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.” If you want to get anywhere in this world, you need to educate yourself, and to educate yourself you need to read—a lot. In this week’s video, I show you how I read 100 books using these 5 tactics: 1. Buy In Bulk: It costs money to buy books, and it costs you time to read them — I’m assuming you have both if you’re reading this. Everyone can make time. And if you don’t have money, find a way to make or save money. 2. A(always) B(e) R(eading): I read a minimum of 1 hour per day on weekdays and even more during the weekend and holidays. Find a way to read around your schedule and your life situation. Don’t make excuses like you’re tired or too busy. 3. Read Relevant Books Only: Have you ever read a book that’s supposedly amazing and you don’t get it? Well, read books that are close to what’s going on in your life. There’s a book for everything you can think off. 4. Read Multiple Books Simultaneously: There are no rules to reading so you can do whatever you want. At times, I’m reading 5 books at once. I might read 50 pages of one book in the morning and then read another book in the afternoon. 5. Retain The Knowledge: Knowledge is only good if you use it. To retain knowledge, you need a system that helps you do that. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/25/201913 minutes, 38 seconds
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How To Set Yourself Free From The Money Trap

You don’t need to be rich to be free or independent. Too many of us are held captive by money. Rich AND poor are both consumed by it. But that’s not freedom. That’s the money trap. On this episode, I share 2 tips that will help you break free from the money trap. To get over your fear of money, you need to do two things: 1. Acquire income producing skills 2. Save as much as you can You’re free to do any type of work you want. And when you have valuable skills and always improve yourself, you will never be out of work. In contrast, if you have a job, and become too loyal to that job, you forget about yourself. You _always_ work for yourself. Never forget that. You are responsible e for your own career. And you need to think about yourself first. I prefer to have an employee like that to someone who always does what they are told. The former is always trying to grow, the latter accepts the status quo. And then finally, save your money so you can quit any job you have. That’s freedom. You work because it’s you _want_ to make yourself useful. Not because you have to. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/22/201913 minutes, 44 seconds
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Price’s Law Explained: Why Only A Few People Get The Majority Of Rewards

Price’s law is something that can truly change the outcome of your life and career. It can make you or BREAK you. On this episode, I explain why that is and how you can use it to become successful. The rule says: 50% of the work is done by the square root of the total number of people who participate in the work. I didn’t know about Price’s law until recently when I watched a lecture by Dr. Jordan Peterson, psychology professor, and author of 12 Rules For Life (https://amzn.to/2Iodkgf). Understanding the underlying idea of Price’s law can make your life a lot easier. Look at your current profession. Are you in a position to create substantial value? If the answer is no, move on to a different place where you CAN. Become very good at what you do. That’s the only way you can provide value. We must be realistic. There are no shortcuts. It takes time to be good—let alone be great. When you provide more value, you feel better, plus you’ll earn more. Not a bad side-effect of doing great work. Look, life is not symmetric nor linear. Only a few people in every domain are responsible for half of the results. Hence, find the domain YOU can be the important minority — you’ll also get the majority of the benefits. Then, let me know if your life isn’t better. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/18/20199 minutes, 50 seconds
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Skill Stacking: These 5 Skills Increase Your Odds Of Career Success

One of the best strategies to build a career is to acquire valuable skills. I learned about this concept from How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. He calls this concept Talent Stacking (I don’t like the word talent because it implies nature, I prefer skill because it implies nurture), and writes: “Successwise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one.” You simply have more chance of career success if you have more skills. Think about it. If you’re a one-trick pony, your opportunities are limited. But if you have multiple skills, you’re simply more valuable. And that’s what career success is ultimately about. It comes down to value. How much value can you give to people or organizations? “What Skills Will Make Me More Valuable?” 1. Productivity—My whole blog’s focus is on productivity for one reason: When you’re a person who can get shit done, you will always find a way. With solid productivity skills, you can learn anything. That’s why I think it’s the first thing we must learn because it makes developing all the other skills a lot easier. Put simply: Productivity is the mother of all skills. 2. Writing—The ability to translate your thoughts into words makes it easier to do our job. When you write in a clear and simple way, you can express yourself like very few people can. 3. Psychology—A basic understanding of why we do what we do can help us to understand ourselves and others. You don’t have to become a therapist. As long as you know the basics of psychology, you’re better at dealing with other people; and yourself. 4. Persuasion—This is the art and science of communicating in a way that resonates with people. When we’re good at persuasion, we are better at leadership, sales, holding conversations, public speaking, at anything else that requires influencing others. Influence is more about effective communication than anything else. 5. Personal Finance—We often don’t think about managing our money. But when we get closer to retirement, we think, “Why didn’t I start earlier.” The time to start managing your personal finance is NOW.  Thanks for checking out this episode! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free. In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/ ----------- Connect With Me Website: http://businessofblogging.net Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/8/201916 minutes, 24 seconds
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Can You Ever Be ‘Done’ With Personal Development?

I might as well ask you: “Can you ever be done with eating food?” “Of course not!” you would probably answer. Well, some people actually believe they can be finished with personal development. They stop reading books or quit going to the gym. These are the people who follow trends. We need to realize that life is built from fundamentals and that it does not consist of some popular thing that’s hot at the moment. Once we identify those fundamentals, we can start to improve and strengthen them to establish longevity. How? By repeating them. Over and over again. Then, over time, those fundamentals turn into a strong lifestyle. All you need is patience. And before you know it, you are the person who continually dedicates his life to becoming better. No temporal hot thing can seduce you. Nothing halts your improvement; you’re part of a process that ends when life ends. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework you can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/4/20196 minutes, 45 seconds
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Journaling As A Spiritual Exercise

Writing every day has truly changed my life. Through writing, you reformulate important life lessons in your own words. And because of this repetition, the wisdom of life becomes your second nature. That’s when you live the ideas. So even though you are writing and talking to yourself, you ingrain the wisdom in your character so that it becomes a part of your character. To me, writing is the most effective way to make the intangibility of your thoughts real. And that’s one of the greatest things in life. Marcus Aurelius, one of the most well-known stoic philosophers often wrote for himself. And I encourage everyone to do it too. On this episode, I share tips that you can use to get started with journaling every day. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework you can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
4/1/201911 minutes, 50 seconds
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The 20/80 Rule Of Effective Thinking

How much time should I spend thinking instead of doing? It’s one of the biggest questions I struggle with. One side of me says “without doing you will never achieve anything.” Another side says “without thinking things through, you might end up doing the wrong things.” Thinking by itself is worthless because if you never do anything, what’s the use? And if you only act without thinking, you probably end up in jail or in a ditch. That's why this topic is so important. But most of us never even consider living by a thinking/doing ratio. I live by what I call “the 20/80 rule of effective thinking.” I think for most professionals in today’s age, that ratio of thinking vs doing is sufficient. Even though I'm a natural thinker, I need to remind myself to execute more than I think. Again, it’s not the ratio that counts, it’s the quality of your thinking. And ultimately, the quality of your thinking impacts the outcomes you achieve. Remember that poor outcomes in life are excusable but poor thinking and decision-making are not. How To Keep An Activity Log (article I talked about in the video): https://dariusforoux.com/know-thy-time/ Read more about Warren Buffett in Snowball by Alice Schroeder: https://amzn.to/2CopIbD ----------- Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
3/18/20199 minutes, 23 seconds
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Stop Being So Distracted

There’s this idea in Eastern and Western philosophy that we must learn how to enjoy the present moment without getting distracted by the past or future. But that's hard because our natural state of mind is to be lost in thought. We are constantly thinking, stressing, worrying, and being preoccupied by a force that seems outside of control. And if that's not bad enough, there are many external distractions that mess with our head. On this episode, I share how I stopped being distracted and started living in the present. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
3/11/201910 minutes, 6 seconds
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Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done with Laura Vanderkam

Laura has been writing about productivity since 2009. In her latest book, Off The Clock, she shares proven principles for getting more done so can have more free time. And we can use that free time to do the things we always wanted to do. Link to Off The Clock book: https://amzn.to/2EGaGhE Link to her website and podcast: https://lauravanderkam.com P.S. Prefer to get the summary of Off The Clock? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius
3/8/201929 minutes, 53 seconds
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Stop Chasing Money And Do This Instead

Money doesn’t make you happy. And yet, we need it to live. So what do we do? Try hard to make more money? Or, be content with what we have? The problem is that both options come with high costs. We’ve all heard about the research that says you won’t be happier if you earn more than $75K or some other magic figure. We’ve all heard about these studies by now. And yet, it doesn’t make a bit of impact on the way we live. Instead of becoming financially free, it’s better to become emotionally free. In this video, I share why. Learn more here:https://dariusforoux.com/financial-and-emotional-freedom/ Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
3/4/20197 minutes, 34 seconds
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Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps

I’m often asked: “How do you remember the information you read in books?” In this post, I’ll explain my system. 1. Have A Purpose—Only read books that teach you how to overcome your current challenges. 2. See Yourself As A Teacher—Sharing knowledge is a great application. You might not be a teacher, but if you act like one, you’re already applying knowledge. 3. Highlight & Make Mental Connections—The more connections you make between pieces of information in your brain, the better you remember it. I do that by making a lot of notes. 4. Visualize & Imagine—Another great way to make connections in your mind is by visualizing what you’re learning. We’re visual learners, and our memories are also visual. 5. Immediately Apply One Piece Of New Knowledge—Look at your life. Ask yourself: How can I grow? That can be personally, financially or spiritually. Understand that growth doesn’t happen by itself. Learning new skills, earning more money, having a great relationship — it all takes hard work. But you can make that growth a lot easier if you apply the things you learn in books. Remember: Knowledge alone is completely useless. Thanks for listening! Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
2/25/20199 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Hack Happiness

The recipe for happiness is not some kind of secret. We all know that money, status, fame, or respect does not make us happy. Happiness is a state of mind. How do I get in a happy state of mind? One word: Gratitude. Read the article: http://dariusforoux.com/the-quickest-hack-to-happiness The Darius Foroux Show is now also available in video! Check out the video here and subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aXsSx8pDEOY Thanks for listening! Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/ 296219
2/19/20197 minutes, 48 seconds
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You Don't Have To Be The Best To Succeed

We often think that there are winners and losers in life. We think that it’s a zero sum game. But is that really the case? P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
2/14/201912 minutes, 20 seconds
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Pursue Your Dream Career!

Hey there! How are you? How's work? If you don't love it, listen to this episode! I didn't like my career until 3 years ago. And back then, I got a lot of encouragement to pursue my dream career. I glad I took action. In today's episode, I want to encourage you to take action too! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
2/12/201913 minutes, 12 seconds
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Cal Newport: Why We Need Digital Minimalism To Stay Focused

I interviewed Cal Newport about is new book, Digital Minimalism. I’ve found the book very useful. Since technology is starting to take over our lives, we need a strategy for dealing with it. If we don’t have a strategy, we risk losing control. In this interview, Cal gives practical advice, based on research, to reclaim your life. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/2SauGT9 P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
2/5/201953 minutes, 43 seconds
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3 Questions To Improve Your Self-Knowledge

1. What are my strengths? 2. How do I perform? 3. What are my values? These three questions will help you figure out your dream career. On this episode, I share why these questions matter and what you want to get out of the answers. Read my article with more tips about this topic: http://dariusforoux.com/3-career-questions Book I recommend: Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker https://amzn.to/2Rmoiml P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
1/29/201912 minutes, 42 seconds
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Practicing Stoicism 5: What will be will be

"Don’t wish for things to happen the way you would like them to. Rather, welcome whatever happens. This is the path to peace, freedom, and happiness.” That’s a quote by the stoic philosopher, Epictetus. On the latest episode of my podcast, I deconstruct this idea and give my perspective on it. Sometimes things happen that we didn’t expect. But we should not wish for things happen the way we want to. That only results in unhappiness. If we accept and welcome whatever happens, we will be free. The Good Life Handbook by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2CJHHbI A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
1/25/20199 minutes, 6 seconds
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Practicing Stoicism 4: Stick with your own business

It’s tempting to stick your nose into other people’s business. But in Stoicism that’s a weakness. Focus on your own life. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
12/17/201811 minutes, 39 seconds
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Practicing Stoicism 2: See things for what they really are

In Stoicism, you look at facts, not perceptions. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
12/17/201811 minutes, 39 seconds
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Practicing Stoicism 3: Focus on your main duty

In life, we have a task. Our main duty. We must focus on that at all times. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
12/17/20188 minutes, 56 seconds
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Practicing Stoicism 1: Know what you can control and what you can't

The basic principle of Stoicism. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
12/17/201815 minutes, 59 seconds
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Why Quitting Unproductive Habits Will Make You More Productive

On this episode, I talk about inverting, my favorite learning strategy. You can apply it to achieving any goal. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: http://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
11/8/201812 minutes, 48 seconds
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Skill Stacking: The Most Important Skills Of My Career

About three years ago, I made a discovery that changed the course of my career and life. I’ve been working many different jobs since I was 17. I also studied business and marketing, getting a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. In 2010, I started my first business. I acquired many different skills. And when I started my blog in 2015, I could use them to make an impact. When I read How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (https://amzn.to/2D4kDGo), I understood why that was. He calls this concept Talent Stacking (I don’t like the word talent because it implies nature, I prefer skill because it implies nurture), and writes: “Successwise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one.” On this podcast, I talk about WHICH skills I think are most important. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: http://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
11/6/201818 minutes, 43 seconds
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Always Protect The Downside

What’s a big goal or dream that you have? Do you want to start a business? Become a fulltime author? Travel the world? Become financially independent? Change careers? I bet you’ve thought about it, and at some point thought, “I’m not sure I can achieve that.” If you’re anything like me, you always think about risks that are involved with making a big move in life. And that’s not a surprise. We’re collectively risk averse. We truly hate risk. I’ve never met someone who said, “I love to lose everything!” But what can we do about our risk aversion? On this episode, I share my strategy for protecting the downside. Read my article about protecting the downside: https://dariusforoux.com/protect-the-downside/ P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
10/30/201811 minutes, 59 seconds
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Online Marketing, Cold Emails, and Facebook Ads

On this episode, I talk to Austin Floyd, an online marketer and blogger, about online marketing. Austin recently emailed me about installing a Facebook Pixel on my site. Instead of trying to sell something, he provided value. We talk about that strategy, and many more topics that are useful to all bloggers and online entrepreneurs. Check out Austin’s website here: https://heightenedliving.com P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
10/23/201844 minutes, 48 seconds
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David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs

In 2015, I quit my bullshit job. It wasn’t a bad job or anything. I just felt that my job didn’t contribute to anything meaningful. And that’s the definition of a bullshit job—something I talk about with David Graeber on this podcast. I recently read his book with the same title and believe that we will all be better off if we stop doing bullshit work. Link to Bullshit Jobs book: https://amzn.to/2NEQkYt Follow David Graeber on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber Or check out his website: https://davidgraeber.industries Prefer to read the summary of Bullshit Jobs? Get 30% off Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
10/16/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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How To Improve Your Writing Skills

The secret of improving your writing skills is to get training. Ernest Hemingway once said: "It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” But how do you learn to write? How do you practice? On this episode, I share my system for improving your writing skills. I’ve used it to write nearly 250 articles and 3 books. I hope you find it useful. P.S. My online class, Effective Writing, is open for registration until Sunday, October 14: http://dariusforoux.com/effective-writing/
10/10/201810 minutes, 47 seconds
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Go And Reach Your Full Potential!

Do you sometimes feel like you're wasting your potential? And do you also feel unsure about how you can even reach your full potential? If so, you're like any other ambitious person who wants to make the best of his/her life. Because to me, that's what "reaching your potential" means. And on this episode, I talk about how we can pursue our full potential. Articles I mention on this episode: http://dariusforoux.com/full-potential/ & http://dariusforoux.com/selfawareness/ P.S. Want to improve your writing skills? And do you... -Want to get a new job? -Want to get more clients? -Want to start an online business? -Want to build an audience and spread your ideas? It all starts with writing. Effective Writing is open for registration until Sunday October 14: http://dariusforoux.com/effective-writing/
10/7/201813 minutes, 53 seconds
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"I Don’t Know What To Write About And My Writing Sucks" Here’s What To Do About That

Never have good ideas to write about? Or do you think your writing sucks? Listen to this! I recently published an article about why everyone should form a daily writing habit. It’s one of the few universal habits that can improve everyone’s life. I received several questions about that article (read the full article here: https://dariusforoux.com/daily-writing-habit/). Mostly, readers said they didn’t have any ideas to write about. Also, some of us are overly critical about ourselves. On this episode, I share tips for everyone who wants to write more. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
10/5/201810 minutes, 33 seconds
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Are You Happy?

How do you measure happiness? How do you know that you’re truly happy? I only have one measure for happiness. I simply ask myself one question. On this episode, I share that measure. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
10/3/20187 minutes, 4 seconds
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How To Stop Overthinking And Live In The Present

Thinking is a tool. And instead of using that tool during the 16 or 17 hours that you’re awake, only use it when you NEED it. But how do you do that? I share a few tips on this episode. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
9/10/20187 minutes, 39 seconds
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Making & Breaking Habits: Don't Focus On HOW—Focus On WHAT

Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits. To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been written about forming habits. How hard is? How long does it take? What’s the best way to break habits? How do we adopt new habits? My experience is that everyone can adopt any habit they want. There’s only one condition though: You need a good reason to make a change. And in 99% of cases, the reason to change comes from personal suffering, sadness, and hurt. At some point, you can’t stand your current behavior anymore. Don’t worry about how you will change. Focus on what habits you want to form and why. Read my article with my 10 current habits: https://dariusforoux.com/habits-with-huge-return-on-life/ P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
9/6/20188 minutes, 28 seconds
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How To Stay Focused When Life Is Chaotic

In a perfect world, everything is steady. You can make plans that actually come true 100% of the time. You can anticipate things in advance. But as you and I both know, that’s not how life works. In real life, a single random (and unexpected) event can suddenly screw up all your plans, goals, and good intentions to make a change. On this episode, I share how you can stay focused when that happens. Read my article with more tips about this topic: https://dariusforoux.com/productive-chaos/ Book I recommend: 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson https://bit.ly/2OTkUi2 You can also read it on Blinkist. Try it for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
8/21/20189 minutes, 57 seconds
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How To Train Yourself To Stop Complaining

Do you have plans, goals, ideals, or outcomes that you want to achieve? And do you get frustrated when things don’t go according to plan? If so, I want to share a simple, yet powerful idea with you on this episode. I learned this from Jocko Willink’s book Discipline Equals Freedom (https://bit.ly/2w2BEM8). The idea is very simple. Jocko believes that complaining when things go wrong is useless. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
8/14/201811 minutes, 42 seconds
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Why I Love An Empty Calendar (Sometimes)

What’s the purpose of productivity, doing work, and getting things done? Some people think it’s only about the rewards. I’m not that type. I enjoy the process of doing work. But only if it’s useful work. And to do useful work, I need to be organized. However, there are times that I use an empty calendar to maximize my output. On this episode, I talk about why that is. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
8/8/20187 minutes, 15 seconds
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I'm Starting A New Blog

I started my first website and blog in 2011 when I started my first business. At the time, blogging was already very popular for businesses. In fact, some "experts" said that blogging was dead. That's so funny to me. People make these outrages claims all the time. When I started my personal blog in 2015, it was exactly the same. "Blogging is dead! Social media and video is where you need to be!" Really? My social media activity is close to 0. And yet, my articles reach close to 250K people a month. My whole strategy is blogging. Nothing more. Nothing less. So no, blogging is far from dead. In fact, over the past year, I've been getting at least 4 emails a week from people who want to start a blog. I noticed that there's a need for practical information about the business of blogging. Hence, I'm starting a new website where I will be sharing everything I've learned about the business side of blogging. It's called Business of Blogging. And I just registered my domain at Bluehost: businessofblogging.net. It's not live yet. That's because I want to take everyone who's interested in blogging on the journey—from the start. I'm very excited about this next step in my career as a blogger. Life is about forward motion. And this definitely feels like a step forward for me. I hope I can help new bloggers with the lessons I've learned in the past seven years. I'm also starting a separate newsletter where I will be sharing content about blogging. Since there's no website yet, please join my newsletter on: http://dariusforoux.com From there, I will keep you posted on the progress. In case you also want to start a blog, I'm hosting mine on Bluehost. I've partnered up with them a while back to give my readers a discount. Coincidentally, they are now celebrating their 15th birthday with a special rate of $2.65/mo for 36 months (July 16/17). That's the best hosting deal I've ever seen. Get it here if you're interested: http://bluehost.com/track/darius
7/16/201810 minutes, 31 seconds
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4 Tips To Get Motivated During Adversity

When we face illness, financial problems, or adversity in our relationships, we’re quick to think it’s THE END. And once we get stuck in a negative thinking pattern, we lose motivation. And what happens when we lose motivation? Right, we give up. So how can we get over that? How can we stay motived during tough times? After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: https://blinkist.com/darius. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
7/10/201811 minutes, 20 seconds
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Working Hard vs. Work Smart

When I talk about working hard, there are always Einsteins who try to tell us that they work “smart.” Good for them. But that’s not what I’m talking about. On this episode, I talk about what I mean by hard work and why it's a mindset. Read my article on accelerated learning: https://dariusforoux.com/accelerate-your-learning-curve/ P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: https://blinkist.com/darius Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
7/3/20188 minutes, 46 seconds
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Diversifying Income: Starting A Profitable Blog

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about blogging recently. My readers and listeners are also interested in turning blogging into a career. And yes, that’s possible. On this episode, I share 1 tip that has helped me to build an audience. Books I mention: Snowball by Alice Schroeder: https://amzn.to/2N1JNZ5 The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing by Jack Bogle: https://amzn.to/2tuZtLZ Don’t have time to read these books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: blinkist.com/darius Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
6/26/201813 minutes, 38 seconds
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There Is Always Something To Do

On this episode, I talk about the difference between having an active mindset vs a passive mindset, avoiding boredom, and always having something to do. Books I mention: On The Shortness Of Life by Seneca: https://amzn.to/2y7ggK0 How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie: https://amzn.to/2JBpnnf You can also read them on Blinkist: (20% off for listeners): http://blinkist.com/darius
6/19/20187 minutes, 36 seconds
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Goals vs Systems: Two Books That Help You Get Better At Both Things

On this episode, talk about two books that help you to get better at setting goals and creating systems. These two books recommend the opposite strategy. One promotes systems, the other promotes goals. Listen to this episode to hear why it’s important to read both. Read my article about goals and systems: https://dariusforoux.com/goals-dont-replace-systems/ Books I mention: 1. Scott Adams - How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: https://amzn.to/2JO2bFG Link to the audiobook: https://amzn.to/2sPjBZ2 2. Wallace D. Wattles - The Science of Getting Rich: https://amzn.to/2t1SCsz You can also read them on Blinkist: (20% off for listeners): http://blinkist.com/darius
6/12/20187 minutes, 59 seconds
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How To Get In A Good Mood

On this episode, I share tips to improve your mood. Also, I was in a good mood myself when I was recording this podcast! This episode is sponsored by Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. They have summaries of my all-time favorite books like On The Shortness Of Life, Man’s Search For Meaning, How To Stop Worrying And Start Living, and many, many more classics Listeners of The Darius Foroux show can get 20% off with this partner link: http://blinkist.com/darius (I get a commission, that helps support my podcast) P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
6/5/20189 minutes, 9 seconds
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Price's Law: Why Only A Few People Generate Half Of The Results

Derek Price, who was a British physicist, historian of science, and information scientist, discovered something about his peers in academia. He noticed that there were always a handful of people who dominated the publications within a subject. Price found out the following (now called Price’s law): 50% of the work is done by the square root of the total number of people participate in the work. I’ve noticed the same ratio everywhere I’ve worked. On this episode, I talk about how we can use Price’s Law to improve our career. Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/prices-law/ Book I Mention: 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson: https://amzn.to/2L3o9Bz You can also read it on Blinkist: (20% off for listeners): http://blinkist.com/darius P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
5/29/201810 minutes, 28 seconds
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Working ON The Business vs IN The Business

I haven’t published a new episode in a month. The reason is that I was working on my business. And on this episode, I’ll tell you why it’s so important to do that. I learned the concept from Michael Gerber’s book, The E-Myth Revisited (https://amzn.to/2ICOoOv) Don’t have time to read a book? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: http://blinkist.com/darius Thanks for listening! Send me your questions/challenges/suggestions: [email protected]
5/22/201813 minutes, 43 seconds
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What I Do When I Can’t Focus

Do you struggle to finish your tasks? Are you always distracted by notifications, gossiping, or anything that’s random? In that case, you and I are alike. Because focusing on a single thing is one of the hardest things at work. On this episode, I share 2 tips that instantly improve your focus. Want more tips to improve your focus? Go to dariusforoux.com/focus/ Want to get in touch? Sign up for my free newsletter: dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
4/23/20187 minutes, 31 seconds
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5 Tips To Get Rich Slowly

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one? If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever. Even though I’ve been reading about money, finance, and investing ever since I made my first few bucks as a teenager, I never created a financial plan. But now, I think every single working professional needs a financial strategy. How do you spend your money? How much do you save? What are your thoughts about debt? How do you invest your money? How much money do you need to retire? These are questions that every person who makes money must answer. Let’s face it. If you want to retire comfortable (I’m not even talking about living a luxurious lifestyle), you need to get rich. In this article, I recommend 8 books that will help you to do that: http://dariusforoux.com/books-to-get-rich/ Read them and you’ll never have to worry about personal finance again. Want to get in touch? Sign up for my free newsletter: dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
4/16/201816 minutes, 23 seconds
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Here’s Why Time Off Work IMPROVES Your Work And Life

What do you do when you feel tired or overwhelmed? Do you power through? Or do you take some time off? In the past, I thought that you should always power through — no matter what. Now, I still think that way when it comes to life in general. You can’t quit taking care of yourself and your family. A sense of responsibility is one of the most powerful motivators in life. But I’m not talking about a lack of motivation here. I’m talking about taking time off work. But there’s still a massive taboo on taking time off. Some people think it’s for losers. Others think it’s about escaping your work. After all, “If you love your work and life, why do you even need a break?” Good point, smart ass. Here’s why time off actually IMPROVES your work and life. Leonard Mlodinow, a physicist, who also co-authored two books with Stephen Hawking, recently shared scientific research in his book Elastic about taking time off. He demonstrates that taking time off work improves our well-being: “Though some may consider “doing nothing” unproductive, a lack of downtime is bad for our well-being, because idle time allows our default network to make sense of what we’ve recently experienced or learned.” People who never take time off to do nothing are short-term focused. “I want to reach my goals! NOW!” But as always, short-term thinking harms your long-term development and growth. What happens when you power through work and burn yourself out? In most instances, your results suffer, and you become less productive. In some cases, you even become depressed — which will set you back even longer. It’s much better to prevent burn-out or a decrease in your overall work performance. Dale Carnegie, a self-help pioneer, and author of How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, said it best: “So, to prevent fatigue and worry, the first rule is: Rest often. Rest before you get tired.” So take time off work strategically throughout the year. That’s what I just did too, and in this article, I share 5 benefits that I’ve found: http://dariusforoux.com/time-off/ Sign up for my free newsletter: dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
4/10/201810 minutes, 58 seconds
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Listen To This If You Feel Misunderstood In Your Career

Do you ever feel misunderstood by others? Maybe you feel that people at work don’t get you. Or that your friends are not on the same page. Maybe others truly don’t get you. But that’s not because of them, it’s most likely because of your own behavior. On this episode, I'll tell you why perception is reality. Look, no one cares about your real intentions. Not because they are heartless or selfish. It’s because people simply don’t have the time to conduct a psycho-analysis on every single new person they meet. That’s why we have heuristics. We make decision short-cuts all the time. And one of the shortcuts we make is to judge what we see. Now, that might not be the best thing. It’s always better to collect more information before you judge someone. But the truth is that heuristics work. They make our lives easier. There’s nothing you and I can change about that. You might wonder “How do I change other people’s perceptions?” The answer lies in the science of influence. When I mention influence to people, they often think it’s something “fake.” They often say things like, “I don’t want to fake it till I make it.” But the science of influence has nothing to do with that or snake-oil salesmen tactics. Persuasion and influence revolve around two related questions: 1. How does our behavior influence the behavior of others? 2. How does other people’s behavior influence our behavior? No matter what you do, start applying the perception is reality mindset to your life, right now. The next time your spouse thinks you’re lazy, maybe that’s you made her believe you are. And if people at work think you’re bad at receiving feedback, maybe that’s because you made them think you’re not coachable. Look inwardly. Change your behavior for the better. And always be mindful of how others perceive you. Especially, if you want something from them. Want to read more about this concept? Check out my article: dariusforoux.com/perception-is-reality/ Sign up for my free newsletter: http://dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
3/26/201812 minutes, 29 seconds
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Stop Caring About What People Think—Speak Your Mind

Last week, I published an episode about why I avoid toxic people (http://dariusforoux.com/toxic-people/). I mentioned that I think less than 1% of the population has values. You wouldn’t believe how many people were offended by my opinion. “How do you know it’s less than 1%!” And a bunch of nasty words. Two people even emailed me a whole essay about why it’s “wrong.” People were truly hurt. They thought I was “wrong.” Ironically, in the same article, I mentioned that if you feel hurt, that’s because you decided that. But here’s the thing: There is no truth. I talk about this in my book, THINK STRAIGHT (https://amazon.com/dp/B077NJWFR3). Everything that’s presented as a fact in life is, in reality, an opinion. So when people try to challenge your opinions, know that they are playing a useless game. There’s only YOUR truth. Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher who had a profound impact on western philosophy, famously said: “There are no facts, only interpretations.” When Nietzsche said that there are no facts, he meant that we, as human beings, ultimately rely on our interpretations of reality. There’s no way to confirm reality objectively. That doesn’t mean nothing is real and that we’re all living in a big dream. We just have to realize that facts are not the same thing as the truth. That simple thought saves you a lot of energy because it means no one can be right or wrong. Don’t bother with convincing people with different opinions of the “truth.” It’s just not a practical thing to do. Save your energy for other, more useful things. So stop caring what others think! It doesn’t matter. (http://dariusforoux.com/say-what-you-think/) Remember: There’s no universal truth or higher authority in life. You can say and think whatever you want. No one will stop you as long as it comes from a good place. There’s one condition though: Take ownership of your words. If you’re wrong, admit it with confidence. And be respectful. That will also boost your self-confidence. Give it a try. Thanks for listening! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
3/19/201812 minutes, 51 seconds
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How To Surround Yourself With People Who Want The Best For You

“You’re the average of the five people you spend your time with.” It has become such a cliché. But I don’t think that we truly understand the impact that other people can have on us. The great Stoic philosopher, Epictetus, said this in his Manual For Living (http://amzn.to/2Gi2hBq): “Avoid fraternizing with people who don’t share your values. Prolonged association with those with false ideas can only tarnish your thinking. Look at it this way. Would you give $1000 to the people in your life if they asked for it? If the answer is no, stop giving the people who don’t share the same values as you, your time. I’ve narrowed down the list of people I spend 90% of my time with to my direct family and my two best friends. Other than that, I spend my time working and exercising. That’s what I mostly do. And I’ve never enjoyed my life this much. So how do you surround yourself with people who want the best for you? Here are 5 tips: 1. Avoid toxic people 2. Get comfortable with being alone 3. Surround yourself with books, videos, podcasts, audiobooks of people you identify with 4. Find people who have virtuous values 5. Give, Give, Give Alternate A Manual For Living translation: http://amzn.to/2DkZEM3 Want to read more about this concept? Check out my article: http://dariusforoux.com/toxic-people/ P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
3/12/201815 minutes, 48 seconds
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My Favorite Exercise That Helps You To Improve Your Personal Effectiveness

On this episode, I share an exercise that I picked up from Peter Drucker. You can use it to: * Improve your self-awareness * Understand how you spend your time * Find out how much time you waste * And how you can improve your personal effectiveness so you can live the life you want Want to read more about this concept? Check out my article: http://dariusforoux.com/stop-wasting-time/ P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ Want to ask me a question? Get in touch! http://dariusforoux.com/contact/
3/5/20188 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ryan Paugh: Stop Networking. Start Building Communities.

Networking is dead. It’s transactional, one-directional, and selfish. Ryan Paugh, the author of Superconnector, is someone who builds communities for a living. He sees building relationships and communities as the new networking. And I agree. Every entrepreneur, creator, and professional can benefit from having a strong community. But how do you build lasting relationships and communities that are beneficial for everyone? Ryan shares his ideas on this episode. Connect with Ryan: Superconnector book: http://amzn.to/2GV7iyK Twitter: http://twitter.com/ryanpaugh Website: http://ryanpaugh.com Thanks for listening! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
3/1/201850 minutes, 19 seconds
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Productivity Tips Don’t Work If You Lack Internal Drive

Productivity tips get a lot of criticism. On the last episode, I talked self-imposed deadlines. Do they work? Or not? Well, here’s thing: NOTHING will work if you lack internal drive. P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
2/23/20186 minutes, 29 seconds
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How To Beat Procrastination With Systems

Every time you're not doing the things you know you should do, you're procrastination. It's been around since the start of modern civilization. Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and hundreds of others have talked about how procrastination is the enemy of results. On this episode, I talk about how you can overcome procrastination by creating a system you can rely on. I also talk about the new look of my podcast. P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
2/22/201811 minutes, 54 seconds
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Self-awareness, Reflection, and Trusting The Process

Ernest Barbaric is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and #TEDx Speaker. He’s also a someone who I enjoy to follow. Ernest has a strong inner compass that drives his work. And in this conversation, we talk about how I became that way. We talk about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur. What I like about Ernest is his honesty. I think all entrepreneurs can relate to his story. I sure do. We talked about different topics: - Disconnecting - Journaling to reflect and learn - Saying no - Self-awareness - Trusting the process - Enjoying the journey - Relying on systems, and not goals Enjoy! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
1/13/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Planning Is Everything And Discipline Equals Freedom

“What should I do next?” Is what you should never think to yourself. You can have all the plans and goals in the world, but if you don’t know how you’re going to make them happen, you’re lost. Dwight Eisenhower said it perfectly: “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” When you plan your days, you know what you have to do. And when you do what to do, you do more! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
1/9/20189 minutes
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How Do You Measure Your Life?

You can easily measure a business by looking at the numbers. Turnover, profit, costs, employee churn, etc. But how do you measure your life? I have studied how the most successful thinkers of our time measure their lives. The answer is surprising. You rarely hear that successful people measure their life by the size of their bank account or any other conventional measure. On this episode, I talk about how they measure life. Enjoy!
1/6/201810 minutes, 42 seconds
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5 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution

Whether you like them or not, New Year’s resolutions are great to create a positive change in your life. But I read that 92% of people with New Year's resolutions fail! So in this episode, I share my top 5 tips that help you to KEEP your New Year's resolutions. Become a part of the 8% that succeeds.
1/2/201811 minutes, 20 seconds
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What I’ve Learned Episode 2: THINK STRAIGHT & taking on more responsibilities

It's been a while! On this episode, I share what I've learned during the past three months. I talk about writing a book, real estate, business, and entrpreneurship.
11/27/201713 minutes, 52 seconds
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5 Tips To Improve Your Persuasion Skills

How do you get a raise? How do you get good at networking? How do you sell your products? How do you convince people of something you believe in? 
These are all questions I’ve thought about throughout my career. And I’ve learned that no matter how productive or good you are, it means nothing without persuasion skills. Because what’s an artist without an audience? Or a leader without a following? I always try to learn more about persuasion because it's a topic you can never know enough about. Plus, it's something you apply every single day during the conversations you have, emails you send, and calls you have.  Persuasion matters. That’s why I asked Katrina Razavi, an entrepreneur and communications coach, to share her favorite tips on my podcast. You’ll learn how to: 1. Identify and kill your social nerves 2. Approach anyone, anywhere 3. Have smooth conversations 4. Adopt body language that’s persuasive 5. Handle tough conversations
9/28/201738 minutes, 45 seconds
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Audio Article: The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness—It’s Usefulness

For the longest time, I believed that there’s only one purpose of life: And that is to be happy. But I was wrong. Listen to the full audio article. Read the full article: http://dariusforoux.com/happiness-usefulness/
9/19/20175 minutes, 16 seconds
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Robert Sutton: The Asshole Survival Guide

This is one of my favorite episodes. Robert Sutton, who wrote The No Asshole Rule, has a new book with practical tips on how to deal with assholes and workplace jerks. And we talked extensively about how you can 1) spot an asshole 2) prevent yourself from getting hurt 3) fight back. Robert also gives personal examples in this interview, which I found very interesting and useful. Enjoy!
9/14/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Is Pursuing Multiple Passions Good For Your Personal Development Or Should You Focus On One Thing?

That's a question I received from a reader. And on this episode, I share my thoughts on finding your passions, turning it into a career, and the one thing.
9/12/20177 minutes, 25 seconds
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What I've Learned in August: Conscious learning, overcoming setbacks, and why you should stretch

Welcome to a new segment of this podcast. At the beginning of every new month, I talk about the things I’ve learned during the previous month. 1. Keep a list of “What I’ve Learned” for yourself. For your personal development, and to make sure that everything you learn sticks with you, it’s good to keep a list. It’s simple. Just open a note and add new things to it as you go through a month. The point is that you want to be more conscious about learning. That’s how we retain more of the stuff we learn. 2. When you deal with setbacks, focus on learning instead of goals. Everyone deals with failure. What’s important is how you get out of a negative mindset. I do that by getting excited about new things to learn. 3. Stretch your muscles! Most importantly, your hip flexors and hamstrings. Those muscles are the biggest pain points for desk workers.
9/5/201710 minutes, 40 seconds
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Picking A Title For Your Products And Why I Changed This Show's Name

I recently changed the title of my podcast. On this episode, I explain why. I also share what I've learned about picking the right name for your brand.
8/29/201712 minutes, 39 seconds
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Audio Article: 10 Career Mistakes I Wish I Had Never Made

This episode features an audio version of my article about career mistakes. Believe me, I’ve made a lot of unnecessary mistakes. Unnecessary because these are mistakes I could have easily avoided if I learned more from other people’s mistakes. Enjoy! Read the full article here: http://dariusforoux.com/career-mistakes/
8/22/20178 minutes, 19 seconds
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How To Improve Your Mindset, Build Strength, And Make A Living Doing What You Love

Mike Thurston is a fitness coach who built a 220k+ following on YouTube in 8 months. Now, he’s making a living by doing what he loves. In this episode, I interview Mike about fitness, diet, health, online business, YouTube, and much more.
8/14/20171 hour, 38 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ryan Holiday: How To Create A Perennial Seller

I talked to #1 NYT bestselling author Ryan Holiday about creating products and books that sell for decades.  In his latest book, Perennial Seller, he outlines his system for creating books and products that stand the test of time. Because who doesn’t want to create something that people love? Or write a book that thousands of people read? And more importantly, who doesn’t want to make something that sells for years to come?
8/7/201746 minutes, 1 second
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Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman about Claude Shannon, the Einstein of the Information Age

Claude Shannon, considered as the Einstein of the Information Age, made many contributions to science and society during his lifetime. That thing you’re holding in your hand or that’s sitting on your lap, reading these very words, are made possible by Shannon. Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, authors of Rome’s Last Citizen, just published a book about the life of Claude Shannon. Shannon was an American mathematician and electrical engineer known as “the father of information theory”. He is also known for inventing digital circuit design theory in 1937, when he was only 21 years old. He's considered as one of the greatest inventors in modern history. Listen to the full interview to learn: - How you can use curiosity to achieve success and overcome obstacles - A simple strategy to find new opportunities - Why forming positive habits will help you finish anything - What Radical Simplification means (Claude Shannon’s strategy to get better results) - Why having no ego leads to more happiness - How you can use distractions to achieve more
7/18/20171 hour, 1 minute, 53 seconds
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25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago

Last year I decided to make a list of the most important life lessons I had learned until then. I had no idea that a year later, the article was viewed more than two million times. The article is a reader’s favorite. And I still get emails about the article almost every week. So I thought I’d create an audio version of it, narrated by me. After the audio article, I talk about how and why I wrote the article. So if you’re interested in behind the scenes, stick around until after the audio article. Enjoy! If you want to read along, you can find the post here: http://dariusforoux.com/25-things-about-life-audio
6/22/201718 minutes, 18 seconds
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Are You Challenging Yourself Enough?

There’s a very fine line between boredom and having a burnout. In this episode, you'll learn more about the right level of challenge that we need in our life, career, and relationship so that we can grow.
6/5/201712 minutes, 39 seconds
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5 Tips For More Effective Strength Training

In this episode, I talk health and fitness. You’ll learn: 1. What effective strength training means 2. How you can prioritize exercise 3. Where and how you can educate yourself about fitness 4. How to set goals for fitness 5. Why diet is more important than working out
5/15/201722 minutes, 20 seconds
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How To Focus Better: Manage Your Attention (not your time)

How many minutes of undisturbed work do you get done on an average day? 10, 20, maybe 50 minutes? If you think that sounds low, just examine your life. Most of us can’t go undisturbed for more than 10 minutes. We’re all so connected that it becomes impossible to find time to focus on yourself and your work. Some of us get hundreds of notifications and messages per day. In this episode, I talk about: 1. Why no priorities means no focus. 2. How you can get rid of distractions at work and life. 3. Why no focus means that you’re not in control of your life.
4/6/201716 minutes, 8 seconds
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“Life is about learning, unlearning, and relearning.” Interview with Nalden

Nalden is a self-taught entrepreneur. He's the co-founder of WeTransfer and is known as one of the most successful bloggers of The Netherlands. In this interview, we talk about entrepreneurship, blogging, learning, creating, and dealing with distractions.
3/28/201740 minutes, 56 seconds
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Applying Pragmatism to Flat Earth Theory, Why Being Busy Is Bad, and Building A Stable Career

From now on, episodes will be 20 minutes and come out every Thursday. In this episode, I ramble about being busy, back pain, and flat earth theory. I also answer a reader’s question: “How do you build a stable career?”
3/21/201721 minutes, 3 seconds
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How do you stand out from the crowd?

What do you do when everyone does the same thing in your industry? Do you try to take a different approach, or do you look at best practices? In this episode, I share how I like to stand out from the crowd as a productivity writer.
3/6/201710 minutes, 25 seconds
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What problems do you solve? An interview with Paul Jarvis.

In this episode, I talk to Paul Jarvis, a designer, author, teacher, software creator, and podcaster. We talk about entrepreneurship, dealing with criticism, having an inner compass, providing value to other people’s lives, and much more topics.
3/2/201750 minutes, 16 seconds
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How do you deal with criticism from friends, colleagues, and strangers?

In this episode, I share a quick answer to a question I received about criticism.
2/23/20178 minutes, 41 seconds
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Quitting social media, building an online audience, and finding a mentor who cares about you

In this episode, I ramble about working too much, Shark Tank, social media, building an online community, and finding mentors.
2/20/201737 minutes, 4 seconds
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Dealing with the ups and downs of life, starting a small business, and Letters From A Stoic

In the first episode, I talk too fast, say weird stuff, and ramble for way too long. I also recorded it, edited it, and even made the music for it with Garageband. It’s safe to say my podcast is not perfect.
2/13/201736 minutes, 37 seconds
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Teaser

Hey, I'm Darius Foroux. I'm an author and entrepreneur. On my podcast, I talk about everything I've recently learned. I'll talk about life, business, relationships, productivity, etc. Send me your questions, I'll answer them.
2/2/201744 seconds