Episode #055: Finding the Quest that Will Bring Purpose to Your Life

Chris GuillebeauIf I could live my 20s and 30s over again, I think I’d live those decades the way Chris Guillebeau has his.

For starters, he visited every country in the world (193) before he turned 35!

He’s built an amazing tribe of fellow non-conformists through his blog and first book, he followed that with writing an instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller and, this week, releases his third book called The Happiness of Pursuit: Finding the Quest That Will Bring Purpose to Your Life.

If you’re anything like the people whose stories Chris shares in the book, you are continually cognizant of your own mortality and are driven by the desire to leave this world better than you found it. If that describes you, or the ‘you’ you’d like to be, then you’re in for a real treat.

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While the IKEA catalogue is a, well, catalogue, I think the exact same features can be said to apply to books everywhere. It is a new day. Won’t you celebrate with me?

What do you think of IKEA’s new bookbook™? Let me know in the comments. 

Episode #054: Author Jared Easley on the Power of Podcasting

Jared EasleyJared Easley is the co-founder of Podcast Movement, the first of its kind, podcasters-only, national conference. In fact, the very first edition of the conference took place just a few weeks ago.

He is the president of PodMov University, a membership site that grew out of the conference and is designed to provide community-based learning from podcast experts.

He is the creator and host of Starve the Doubts, a podcast about overcoming self-doubt and managing your fears. And, he is the author of the new book Podcasting Good to Great: How to Grow Your Audience Through Collaboration.

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Encore Episode: The 5 Most Powerful Moves You Can Make with Beverly Flaxington

Beverly FlaxingtonFor most of us, when we think change, we resist. There are things, it seems, that begin happening inside our body that tense up at just the idea of it.

Change is something we all have to face from time to time, but the word change sounds so abrupt, doesn’t it?

What if we could think instead to shift, much like an entrepreneur’s business idea might do when it comes to responding to changing market conditions?

Shift feels more gradual, more baby step-friendly, more evolutionary and, maybe most important, less stressful.

In her book Make Your SHIFT, Beverly Flaxington reveals the five most powerful moves you can make to get where you want to go. Change, in other words, doesn’t have to be hard.

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Encore Episode: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds with Carmine Gallo

Carmine GalloIf you’re anything like me, you love learning about how the brain works and why we behave the way we do.

It’s one of the reasons why I love Carmine Gallo’s new book Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds so much. Carmine digs into much of the neuroscience behind how we respond to things like compelling stories, a speaker’s ability to convey passion, and his or her body language.

In doing so, he manages to uncover the nine secrets of all successful TED presentations.

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As Carmine argues,

Ideas are the currency of the twenty-first century, and the ability to communicate your ideas persuasively is the single greatest skill to achieving your dreams.”