The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck with Mark Manson – Episode 198

Posted by Jason Ferruggia

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.

Topics Include:

  • 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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Products Mentioned:

“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”

“22 Immutable Laws of Branding”

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