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Ep. 471 — Eric Weinstein:

The Formula for Innovation (And How to Escape Your Own Restrictions)

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“I didn’t think I was going to finish college,” Eric Weinstein said. He has a PhD in mathematical physics. From Harvard. “I’m an imposter,” he said. “What do you mean?” “I didn’t have a thesis advisor.” Meaning, he didn’t really do all the requirements. But he got the degree. And now he’s the Managing Director […] READ MORE

“I didn’t think I was going to finish college,” Eric Weinstein said. He has a PhD in mathematical physics. From Harvard. “I’m an imposter,” he said. “What do you mean?” “I didn’t have a thesis advisor.” Meaning, he didn’t really do all the requirements. But he got the degree. And now he’s the Managing Director […] READ MORE

Ep. 469 — Ramit Sethi

What You Don't Know About Achieving Financial Freedom

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My brain is stupid. It only has a certain amount of space for cognition, trauma, friendship, work, parenting, etc. I failed at money. For decades… Before learning the basics. Ramit Sethi doesn’t want the money part of your brain to be stupid. So he wrote a book, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”. And […] READ MORE

My brain is stupid. It only has a certain amount of space for cognition, trauma, friendship, work, parenting, etc. I failed at money. For decades… Before learning the basics. Ramit Sethi doesn’t want the money part of your brain to be stupid. So he wrote a book, “I Will Teach You To Be Rich”. And […] READ MORE

Ep. 468 — David Epstein

Proof That It’s Never Too Late to Master Something New

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Everyone says it takes 10,000 hours to become a peak performer.  But it didn’t feel right to me. I’ve interviewed 500 peak performers. And studied the 10,000 hour rule, which Anders Ericson discovered. And Malcolm Gladwell popularized.  Then I read David Epstein’s book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.”  And it confirmed what […] READ MORE

Everyone says it takes 10,000 hours to become a peak performer.  But it didn’t feel right to me. I’ve interviewed 500 peak performers. And studied the 10,000 hour rule, which Anders Ericson discovered. And Malcolm Gladwell popularized.  Then I read David Epstein’s book, “Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.”  And it confirmed what […] READ MORE

Ep. 467 — Gabriel Weinberg

These 10 Biases Impact Who & What Influence You

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Are you kidding me?! “Did you do this on purpose?” I couldn’t believe it. He laughed. “This is the book I wish I had written! Is that why you wrote it?” “Yeah, just to make you jealous,” Gabriel Weinberg said. He’s the CEO and founder of Duck Duck Go (a search engine that doesn’t store […] READ MORE

Are you kidding me?! “Did you do this on purpose?” I couldn’t believe it. He laughed. “This is the book I wish I had written! Is that why you wrote it?” “Yeah, just to make you jealous,” Gabriel Weinberg said. He’s the CEO and founder of Duck Duck Go (a search engine that doesn’t store […] READ MORE

Ep. 466 — Brad Thor

How to Start Carving Out Time For Your Dream

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  “I need a re-do.” “This isn’t my life.” Everybody I interview starts here. Then they change their lives. And everybody wants to know, “How the f*** did you do that??” The questions marks are in their eyes. Like money signs. They’re drooling with hope. I’m going to tell you how Brad Thor, the bestselling […] READ MORE

  “I need a re-do.” “This isn’t my life.” Everybody I interview starts here. Then they change their lives. And everybody wants to know, “How the f*** did you do that??” The questions marks are in their eyes. Like money signs. They’re drooling with hope. I’m going to tell you how Brad Thor, the bestselling […] READ MORE

Ep. 465 — Susie Essman:

Bravery = Opening Yourself Up to Getting Rejected. Showing Who You Are. And Going For What You Want

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It’s scary to be brave. Being brave feels like a fight. My chest hurts. My throat. Everything. The physical feelings in my body say, “No, James, go home. Don’t try. Don’t go forward.” And I want to listen. But it’s a trick. Every successful person who’s been on my podcast knows this trick. I had […] READ MORE

It’s scary to be brave. Being brave feels like a fight. My chest hurts. My throat. Everything. The physical feelings in my body say, “No, James, go home. Don’t try. Don’t go forward.” And I want to listen. But it’s a trick. Every successful person who’s been on my podcast knows this trick. I had […] READ MORE

Ep. 463 + 464 — Humble the Poet

Unlearn The Lessons That Hurt You. So You Can Learn The Lessons That Help You (Part 1)

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Humble the Poet started out as someone who didn’t know what he wanted to do in life. Then he became a teacher. He was good with kids. But there was too much bureaucracy in the job. So he quit. I asked him a bunch of “how” questions. “How did you quit?” “How did you start […] READ MORE

Humble the Poet started out as someone who didn’t know what he wanted to do in life. Then he became a teacher. He was good with kids. But there was too much bureaucracy in the job. So he quit. I asked him a bunch of “how” questions. “How did you quit?” “How did you start […] READ MORE

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