Podcasts That Will Provoke You

Tim is the bit coin standard of the podcastosphere. This is required listening. If Ben Franklin was sitting across from you at Starbucks (excuse the order), he’d be listening to Ferriss.

My favorite episode off all-time (that seems so long) is this interview with Jamie Foxx. I listen to it once a week.

Jonny interrogates entrepreneurs and forces them to get to the bottom of their motivations, best practices and outlooks on life.

Chris Guillebeau packages advice from the best side hustlers in the world into 6-minute gift boxes of intentional goodness.

Essential listening for those who want to get paid while they snore. Note: To achieve this goal, you will have to work even harder than you are right now.

What’s great about this podcast is that it serves up bite-sized morsels of productivity hacks in 20-minute appetizers.

Malcolm Gladwell is the host. Need more? Here is a description: Revisionist History will go back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood.

John Lee Dumas serves up DAILY biscuits of self-help goodness.

Rubin is a happiness aficionado. She combines full interviews with short freestyles on self-optimization.

Books That Will Inspire You

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

Videos That Will Ignite You

The greatest athlete the world’s ever known lights the Olympic flame.

Problem-Solving 101.

Prince, Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne and others perform “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” at the 2004 Hall of Fame Inductions.

Speeches That Will Move You

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” – Steve Jobs

Articles That Will Push You

Why my alarm is set for 3:22 a.m.

This research explains why a lot of people attend law school.

Why dressing for success leads to success.

Small tips. Big changes.

You want to change the world but you also want to be an investment banker? That doesn’t compute.

A slow death for email.

Hacks That Will Save You

With Boomerang, you can write an email now and schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time. You can select to only be reminded if nobody replies. It is liquid gold.

Freedom does what you won’t do – block apps from your indulgence.

Pavlok is a device that associates a mild zap with your bad habit, training your brain to stop liking the habit.


My Favorite Podcast Episodes

“A successful writing day is the day that I suffer in the morning, and I have fun in the evening.” – Paulo Coehlo

“And so at the beginning, it’s just very jerky. And I know that all those pages will be lost. They will all end up in the trash. But it’s part of the training that I need to get in form and start writing.” – Isabel Allende


Do you have a mortal enemy and reconciliation is not an option? Go nuclear and send them an envelope of….glitter.

This game helps you to build an immune system to fight the fear of rejection.