345 – Aubrey Marcus: How to Get The Mental Willpower to Know What is Best and Actually Follow Through On It

Aubrey Marcus’s step-dad invented an artificial vagina. His step-dad’s pregnant wife wasn’t having sex with him. This made him very unhappy. So he refitted a flashlight with some wet, spongy thing and called it a “fleshlight”. I love this story because it takes something that felt very upsetting to me for some reason and made […] Read On…

Six Books This Month That Changed My Life

(in a book store on Lincoln Road in Miami earlier this month)   My 20s sucked. In the mornings I would take a suit out of my one garbage bag and put it on and walk to work. I smelled. My roommate smelled. And I was bad at my job. And then I started reading. […] Read On…

343 – Tony Rock: The Process to Get ANY Idea Off the Ground

I had to mention that he was Chris Rock’s brother. I would’ve felt weird if I didn’t. But Chris Rock is not Tony Rock’s mentor. In fact, they rarely talk about stand up together. Tony always wanted to be a comedian. From the moment he listened to Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Bill Cosby, he […] Read On…

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Minimalism

One day last year the police were banging on my door, “Open up!” and the owner of the Airbnb I was staying at texted me, “Don’t open!” Another time I was staying in an apartment owned by the head of the Central Bank of a major industrial country. I would try to figure out what […] Read On…

342 – Frank Oz: How To Create Something Original

I asked if he could do a voice for me. “It’s fine to ask me,” Frank Oz said. “Can you do a voice for me,” I said. “No.” We laughed. I already knew he was going to say no. We talked about it before we started recording. And he told me why: “It’s too show […] Read On…

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY DAY: A Choose Yourself Day

Aubrey Marcus’s step-dad invented an artificial vagina. His step-dad’s pregnant wife wasn’t having sex with him. This made him very unhappy. So he refitted a flashlight with some wet, spongy thing and called it a “fleshlight”. I love this story because it takes something that felt very upsetting to me for some reason and made […] Read On…