391 episodes

A podcast about living a life of your choosing. Topics covered include financial independence, productivity, entrepreneurship, peaceful parenting, minimalism, and rational thinking.

The Voluntary Life Jake Desyllas

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 8 Ratings

A podcast about living a life of your choosing. Topics covered include financial independence, productivity, entrepreneurship, peaceful parenting, minimalism, and rational thinking.

    Bonus Episode 17: Communication And Mindfulness

    Bonus Episode 17: Communication And Mindfulness

    A listener conversation about communication and mindfulness. Originally released in 2018 as a bonus episode for supporting listeners.

    • 23 min
    Bonus Episode 16: Tax Strategies And My Experience As An Entrepreneur

    Bonus Episode 16: Tax Strategies And My Experience As An Entrepreneur

    A discussion with a listener about tax strategies and financial freedom. The previous episodes of TVL referenced are episodes 209 and 210 with Joshua Sheats from the Radical Personal Finance Podcast. Originally released in 2017 as a bonus episode for supporting listeners.

    • 17 min
    Bonus Episode 13: Making A Big Change In Life

    Bonus Episode 13: Making A Big Change In Life

    A discussion with listeners about making a big change in life. Originally released in 2017 as a bonus episode for supporting listeners.

    • 12 min
    Bonus Episode 11: Being An Individual Vs Finding Community

    Bonus Episode 11: Being An Individual Vs Finding Community

    A conversation with listeners about the challenge of being an individual versus finding community. Originally released in 2017 as a bonus episode for supporting listeners.
     

    • 18 min
    Bonus Episode 9: What I Learned Growing Up In A Communist Squat (Freecast Interview)

    Bonus Episode 9: What I Learned Growing Up In A Communist Squat (Freecast Interview)

    Jake Desyllas interviewed on the Freecast podcast about his childhood and intellectual development. Originally released in 2017 as a bonus episode for supporting listeners.

    • 10 min
    Bonus Episode 5: Ending Friendships

    Bonus Episode 5: Ending Friendships

    A listener conversation originally released in 2017 as a bonus episode for supporting listeners.
     

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

wrexxy ,

Insightful and honest

Love the current topic of rationality and how it has been developed through the last few thousand years. Keep it up Jake!

Konradest ,

Very helpful, no preaching!

Jake presents useful tips and ideas without any hint that he's got it 'all figured out' which is a rarerity amongst freedom or productivity podcasters! He respects his listeners intelligence and doesn't shy away from talking about his own personal challenges. I'd highly recommend this podcast to anyone interested in personal development in general (which is hopefully a lot of people!)

cfhough ,

Jake is an inspiration

I started listening to The Voluntary Life about three months back, and I have inhaled every single one of the episodes in this period. Jake's episode's are well thought out, filled with personal anecdotes and helpful tips. He focuses in on different subjects with every episode and revisits important points so they stay with you. Every once in a while, you find something that really changes how you see things; Jake's approach has had that effect on me. I have already put changes in place from his helpful advice and even though they are only small steps, they have led to me feeling more independent and empowered. Thank you Jake, you are truly an inspiration.

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