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Tips to improve your life, career, and finances. Hosted by Darius Foroux, an 8X author, teacher, and entrepreneur whose ideas have been featured in TIME, NBC, Fast Company, Inc., Observer, and many more publications.

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Tips to improve your life, career, and finances. Hosted by Darius Foroux, an 8X author, teacher, and entrepreneur whose ideas have been featured in TIME, NBC, Fast Company, Inc., Observer, and many more publications.

    How to Use Setbacks as Energy

    How to Use Setbacks as Energy

    I believe our natural response to setbacks is stress. When you deal with loss, sickness, conflict, or uncertainty, you get that heavy feeling in your stomach.

    Your mood becomes dark. You start feeling less energetic. Your instincts tell you to run.

    For some people, that type of stress lasts only a few hours, but for others, it can go on for weeks or months.

    What matters is that you don’t get stuck in those negative feelings. Because when you don’t address your setbacks, you start to get emotionally scarred.

    There’s another option: You can see every setback in your life as an opportunity to get smarter, stronger, better.

    Here’s what J.K. Rowling said about setbacks:

    “The knowledge that you have emerged wiser and stronger from setbacks means that you are, ever after, secure in your ability to survive. You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.”

    In this episode, I talk about how I use this strategy in my own life.

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    • 11 min
    How to Reboot Your Brain When It Breaks Down

    How to Reboot Your Brain When It Breaks Down

    In my experience, there are a few things you can do when your brain feels clogged.


    Get rid of your overwhelming goals: What’s a big goal that you really want to achieve badly? Something big. Delete it from your brain. Focus on the present and enjoy yourself. You can always come back to your goal later.
    Stop multitasking: Focus on one thing at a time.
    Take a few days off or work less: Your brain needs some rest!
    Limit negative inputs: Avoid negative people for a while. And also avoid negativity on social media and the news.
    Take a long walk: You’ll feel much calmer while getting some exercise.
    Sleep early: Avoid screens and take a book with you to bed.

    You wouldn’t keep your computer running without ever restarting it. Likewise, your brain needs to rest and rejuvenate, especially when pushed to its limits.

    More on each tip in this episode.

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    • 8 min
    Listen to This If You Want to Accomplish Big Goals

    Listen to This If You Want to Accomplish Big Goals

    Imagine an ambitious goal for yourself. Say you want to write a book, switch to a completely different career, or start your own business.

    If your goal is something you have to do because your life and the lives of people you care about depend on it – then how could you increase your odds of success?

    Try this:

    1. Always aim high. People will try to make fun of you. Tell you to be more ‘realistic.’ They will try to marginalize you. Don’t listen. Never let the small-mindedness of others contaminate your mind.

    2. Focus on one thing per area. Divide your life into separate areas – say work, health, hobbies, relationships. Each area only gets one objective. Learn to decline other pursuits.

    3. Adapt yourself. As Charles Darwin said: “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” Try to be constantly aware of your environment. And adapt as needed.

    4. Get rid of your “okay” desires. There are many things we want in life that aren’t that important to us. We simply want them because they make things a bit easier or more convenient. This is fine, but doing too many can add up and distract you from your goals. Focus on things that you truly want. And discard the rest.

    5. Embrace crazy. While you may not have the capacity to invent the next Facebook, solve world hunger, and send rockets to space — You can still aim to be a successful entrepreneur who also runs marathons.

    Pursuing success in business and maintaining physical fitness can be goals that complement each other: A healthier individual is often more productive.

    Those who have truly made an impact on the world didn’t dilute their ambitions. They embraced their craziness.

    In this episode, I share how I’ve applied this framework in my own life.

    Join the Financial Freedom Challenge

    I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth.

    Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for.

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    members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom

    • 14 min
    Lessons I Learned from Living in Spain

    Lessons I Learned from Living in Spain

    For the longest time, I had this dream of living in Spain. Who doesn’t want to live somewhere warm and close to the beach?!

    Well, me.

    In this episode, I share why and what I learned.

    I gave it a try in 2022 and spent six months living in Spain. I learned a lot. And I even met my girlfriend there.

    But I realized that living somewhere warm was just a dream.

    I got used to the weather. And it made me realize that I was complaining too much about the weather in The Netherlands.

    Since I got back, I’ve been enjoying my hometown a lot more.

    This is literally the oldest cliche in the book, but home is truly where the heart is.

    As you go about your day, don’t forget to appreciate your town, no matter where you’re from.

    Join the Financial Freedom Challenge

    I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth.

    Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for.

    Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom

    • 22 min
    What I Learned From Writing 600 Articles & 8 Books

    What I Learned From Writing 600 Articles & 8 Books

    I started writing daily in 2015. Since then, I published over 600 articles and wrote 8 books. I easily wrote more than a million words. There are many things I have learned from writing.

    I published an article with 12 lessons I learned. In this episode, I share every point briefly. And at the end, I talk about my most important takeaway.

    Read about the other lessons here: https://dariusforoux.com/learned-from-writing/

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    • 10 min
    How to Save Your First $100K in 5 Years

    How to Save Your First $100K in 5 Years

    The late Charlie Munger, renowned investor and long-time partner of Warren Buffett, said this during a 1998 annual shareholder meeting of Berkshire Hathaway:


    “The hard part of the process for most people is the first $100,000. If you have a standing start at zero, getting together $100,000 is a long struggle for most people.”


    This is so true. In this episode, I talk about my own journey. Here are the stages.


    The First Three Years: The Foundation
    Year Four: Start Reaping
    Year Five: Compounded Reaping


    Listen to the episode to hear me talking about it more in-depth: https://dariusforoux.com/first-100k/


    Join the Financial Freedom Challenge


    I've created a free 5-day email course. It's called the Financial Freedom Challenge, and it will help you take control of your finances and start building wealth.


    Break free from living paycheck to paycheck with nothing to show for.
    Sign up here (no cost): members.dariusforoux.com/financial-freedom

    • 16 min

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