Has the same old, rehashed self-help advice failed to help you improve your life? If “thinking positive” hasn’t led to the results you’ve hoped for you don’t want to miss Episode 198 of the #RenegadeRadioPodcast.
Mark Manson is a professional blogger, entrepreneur, and author of the NY Times Best-Selling book, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”. Through his books and blog Mark shares life advice that contradicts the information taught by most self-help authors.
I sat down with Mark to discuss why people fail to improve their lives by following the usual self-help advice and the biggest struggles most people face. Mark talks about why he wasn’t fulfilled by making a lot of money, why people should learn to embrace struggle and the problem with the “hack” culture. He also explains why people should be skeptical of themselves and a lot more.
- What’s wrong with the self-help advice that most people are familiar with? 3:40
- The biggest struggle that most people have. 4:37
- How he used traditional self-help to create his “ideal life” but discovered that none of what he achieved actually fulfilled him. 6:03
- Why “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck” is largely based on his identity crisis and conclusions he came to because of it. 8:00
- Mark’s response to “that’s easy for you to say” regarding his contention that money doesn’t bring happiness. 8:25
- Why life is about embracing the struggles and everything worth having is difficult. 10.53
- Why “hacks” and shortcuts are taking away meaning from peoples’ lives. 12:20
- Why people should be skeptical of themselves and let go of their identity. 13:12
- Why, “We’re all wrong about everything, some just a little more than others.” 16:12
- Mark explains “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”. 17:35
- How his values have changed over the years and why it’s important for everyone to choose what’s important to them. 19:50
- What most people are wasting time worrying about and how you can learn to manage those things. 23:25
- The things Mark still struggles with and how he handles them. 29:02
- How he makes decisions and how he prevents his work from becoming overwhelming. 30:42
- Mark’s advice for aspiring writers and the resources he recommends. 34:35
- His tips for starting online and building a following. 39:45
- A typical day in Mark’s life. 42:20
- What people in the dating scene are doing wrong and why rejection is actually a good thing. 44:05
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“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”
“22 Immutable Laws of Branding”
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