Episode #92. What if the key to success was the same as the key to happiness? Neil Pasricha is here to share his fantastically creative insights on creating an extraordinary lifestyle. As an expert on intentional living, Neil’s behind the scenes look at his own life if incredibly fascinating and full of tips and tricks you can use yourself. Prepare for new ideas from this one-of-a-kind episode!

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • How to create a blog that actually takes off (hint – it involves failure!)
  • Why Neil thinks you should keep your day job
  • The reason why a family contract is so critical to your success at home
  • How to overcome workaholic tendencies to create better balance
  • Why you can still succeed when it feels like everything has been done

Favorite Quotes:

“Everyone thinks I had this one-hit-wonder blog. The reason that blog took off is because I had a ton of other blogs that didn’t.”

“When you build transparency with your community, it builds trust. It also holds you accountable.”

Discussed on the Show:

Neil’s article on his family contract

Walking by Henry David Thoreau

More About Neil:

Neil is a writer and his current work focuses under the themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust. He is the author of six New York Times and #1 international bestselling books including: The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Awesome Is Everywhere, and You Are Awesome. 

Neil speaks passionately about living intentionally. He gives over 50 speeches a year at places like TED, SXSW, and Google, and his first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time. His second talk, “How do you maximize your tiny, short life?”, is an artistic side-project called the world’s first TED Listen, composed entirely of questions.

He is also host to the Apple “Best of 2018” podcast called 3 Books where he is on a 15-year-long mission to uncover and discuss the 1,000 most formative books in the world. Each of the 333 chapters unpacks the 3 most formative books of an inspiring individual like Judy Blume, Malcolm Gladwell, Chris Anderson of TED, the world’s greatest Uber driver, or David Sedaris.

As part of his mission, Neil works pro bono on issues related to youth mental health, youth literacy, and community wellness. A graduate of  Queen’s University and Harvard Business School, he lives in Toronto with his wife Leslie and their three sons.

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