66 episodes

A business geek, psychology wizz and philosophy fan boy come together each week to discuss and debate the idea behind throwing your entire life into The Pursuit of Love. That is, the work that most lights us up. The work that really matters.

Steve Claydon, Darcy J Smyth & Difff Crowther along with special guests explore the biggest questions and even bigger answers to growth both personally and professionally. (Not your typical business pod, that's for sure!)

New episode each Friday!

Special thanks to our sponsers: The Outbound Game & Why Bravo

The Pursuit of Love Steve Claydon & Darcy J Smyth

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 20 Ratings

A business geek, psychology wizz and philosophy fan boy come together each week to discuss and debate the idea behind throwing your entire life into The Pursuit of Love. That is, the work that most lights us up. The work that really matters.

Steve Claydon, Darcy J Smyth & Difff Crowther along with special guests explore the biggest questions and even bigger answers to growth both personally and professionally. (Not your typical business pod, that's for sure!)

New episode each Friday!

Special thanks to our sponsers: The Outbound Game & Why Bravo

    66 - The Arcade Effect (Part 1)

    66 - The Arcade Effect (Part 1)

    In this episode we deep dive into the topics of our latest book (The Arcade Effect) due to be released Q3 this year! Each chapter represents a 'level' and builds upon the next. It's how we've designed The Outbound Game and any growth model we teach.


    Level 1: Life has a game like quality to it and those who want to level up do.
    Level 2: Love it two, search for the blank space only you can find.
    Level 3: When work becomes play and play becomes work.
    Level 4: Focus on what you can control, not on what you can't.
    Level 5: Thinking leads to more thinking. Doing leads to more doing.

    We will be covering off on the final 4 levels on the next episode. Enjoy your Easter!

    This episode is sponsored by The Outbound Game. Visit https://www.outbound.game to learn more

    • 1 hr 23 min
    65 - The Next Frontier: Could It Be Free Agency?

    65 - The Next Frontier: Could It Be Free Agency?

    In this episode we deep dive into:




    Where you live? Does it matter to how you make money?
    Sardine living? Will people be leaving the city?
    Living in a shed.
    Work From Home... Here to stay forever?
    Moving to the country
    How people get paid
    Crystal Cubes
    NFT
    Government Crypto
    Our 0.04c

    • 49 min
    64 - Ambition & Tolerance To Risk (How Much Is Too Much?)

    64 - Ambition & Tolerance To Risk (How Much Is Too Much?)

    In this episode we dive deep into:


    The most embarrasing moment of Steve's life (Fretfest 2005)
    Ambition vs Tolerance to risk (how much is too much?)
    What is your Telos?
    'Noise' then having to back it up
    Becoming/accepting the person you are supposed to be
    Self Doubt - can you grow without it?
    Fear and Love - is there only 2 sides?

    A bit of a deeper one this week, we hope you enjoy the chat.

    Sponsored by Outbound Game. Visit https://www.outbound.game to learn more.

    • 54 min
    63 - "Progress Is Expensive" with Dan Vonhoff

    63 - "Progress Is Expensive" with Dan Vonhoff

    In this episode we hang out with Dan Vonhoff, one of the most creative guys we know and an interesting thinker when it comes to progress, mastering your craft and creative thinking. In this episode we dive deep into:


    Upskilling. A sacrifice or a magnet?
    Progress is expensive.
    Choosing things that might fail.
    How many hours is too much?
    Progress and it's importance to the creative process.
    Aiming at your threshold (how much can you tolerate)
    Past/Present/Future. Where do you live mostly?
    The topic is not the problem, you are.
    Optimal stopping (3rd times a charm).

    To connect with Dan search 'Dan Vonhoff' on instagram. This episode is sponsored by The Outbound Game. Visit https://www.outbound.game to learn more.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    62 - The Knife Edge, Where All Great Ideas Are Born

    62 - The Knife Edge, Where All Great Ideas Are Born

    In this episode we deep dive into:


    The Knife Edge - What is it and what it looks like today (War?)
    The supply chain of a tomato (wild!)
    Grief and the 3 levels it works through
    "What happens if it never comes back?"
    The Abolition of Man - CS Lewis goodness
    Technology (Vice or virtue?)
    Ancient Texts (should we go looking for them?)
    Going back to go forward.
    What is good and evil? Does it really exist?

    A nice juicy philosophical, psychological, entrepreneurial episode this week. Dig in and enjoy!

    This podcast is sponsered by The Outbound Game. A gamification engine that turns your growth goals into a coin collecting game with real world rewards and prizes. Visit https://www.outbound.game to learn more.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    61 - Addiction In Business With Tom Cartwright

    61 - Addiction In Business With Tom Cartwright

    In this episode we hang out with Tom Cartwright, Founder at Drink Less Feel Fresh. We deep dive into:


    What is an addiction?
    Am I living the life I want?
    How sacrifice leads to creativity.
    What are the 1 or 2 biggest reasons or excuses why you're not 'there'?
    Jordan Peterson vs Peter Jordanson (ha!)
    Unceasing worship (CS Lewis)
    Permission or shame?
    Are you in control of it, or is it in control of you?
    Emotional downpayment
    Could this be Australia's biggest Dry July? (We're creating the Drink Less Feel Fresh Game!)

    The Pursuit of Love podcast is a mix of business, psychology and philosophy. Exploring how we do our greatest work. The pursuit of our loves. New episode dropping weekly.

    Sponsored by The Outbound Game. Visit https://www.outbound.game to learn more.

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Simpaaaaalimp ,

Glad to have Difff on this

Philosophy angle is the game, appreciate your joining the pod

Jacob Carlile ,

One of my new favourite podcasts

This is one that definitely gets the cogs turning over in your mind. Thought provoking, engaging and totally unlike any other podcast I’ve listened to.

Love your work Steve, Darcy and Matt

Brendan Goleby ,

Great topics

Well worth the listen.

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