• This is a RE-RUN of EP165. "Happiness Comes From Solving Problems" • This episode was inspired by "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck" by Mark Manson.

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 4:00am PST • 183. To Create Is To Combine

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 8:11pm PST • EP182. Making Motivation Meaningful

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 4:00am PST • EP181. Write it Down, Make it Happen: 6 Journaling Ideas to Help You Make Massive Changes in Life

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 10:08pm PST

This is a re-run of EP#146, originally published in June 2016. If you're new to the podcast, and haven't scrolled back that far -- this is for you! If you've been listening for awhile -- thanks! I love you, and feel free to use this episode as a refresher. Original episode details below... • EP146. Flow: The Science-Backed Secret to Happiness


  • In this episode, we'll be talking about "Flow," which is a term that author Mihály Csíkszentmihályi uses to describe that feeling of total awesomeness you experience when you're so immersed in an activity (work or otherwise) that you lose track of time and feel like you could just keep on working on it forever because of the enjoyment it brings you to do the work itself. Most of us don't experience Flow as often as we'd like, and most people think it's just something that happens by way of luck. But it's not luck... There's actually a science-backed method to making Flow a part of your daily life, and you're about to learn it...


  • Book Mentioned:
    • Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience
      by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
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  • Topics discussed in this episode:
    • Flow
    • The Psychology of Optimal Experience
    • Meaningful Work
  • People mentioned
    • Mihaly Csíkszentmihalyi




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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 3:46pm PST • EP180. Obsession Leads to Mastery

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 4:00am PST • EP179. Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 6:55pm PST • EP178. Envy Doesn’t Leave Room For Joy — 6 Strategies for Overcoming Envy


This episode was inspired by The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams (see full book summary here).

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'The Book of Joy' by The Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Douglas Abrams

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 11:57am PST • EP177. Crucial Conversations

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 10:26am PST • EP176. Goals vs Systems

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Category:Self-Help -- posted at: 12:11pm PST