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Learn all the hacks to optimize and upgrade every aspect of your life while spending less and saving more. Chris is a life hacker who has saved millions by breaking down every aspect of life, looking to maximize happiness at the lowest cost.

All the Hacks Chris Hutchins

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Learn all the hacks to optimize and upgrade every aspect of your life while spending less and saving more. Chris is a life hacker who has saved millions by breaking down every aspect of life, looking to maximize happiness at the lowest cost.

    Top Ways to Make This Year Amazing and Seven Simple Questions for Your Annual Review with Sahil Bloom

    Top Ways to Make This Year Amazing and Seven Simple Questions for Your Annual Review with Sahil Bloom

    #99: Investor and entrepreneur Sahil Bloom joins Chris to discuss performing a personal annual review. Sahil outlines the seven questions everyone should ask when reflecting on the previous year and establishing goals for the new one. Additionally, they offer strategies, tips, and advice to increase your happiness, energy, and sense of fulfillment while decreasing your stress and anxiety to make 2023 an amazing year.
    Sahil Bloom (@SahilBloom) is among the most dynamic and up-and-coming financial personalities in the business world. Choosing to pursue a writing career that would be more fulfilling and rewarding, Sahil left his job in investment banking and private equity, recently launched a venture fund, SRB Ventures, and writes The Curiosity Chronicle.
    Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/annual-review-sahil-bloom

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    Sahil Bloom’s Resources

    Sahil's Website | Newsletter | Twitter 

    Personal Annual Review

    Annual Planning Guide

    The 1-1-1 Method

    Forecasts for the Future, & More

    23 Ways to Make 2023 Your Miracle Year

    The Most Powerful Life Hacks


    Selected Links From The Episode

    Energy Calendar Technique

    This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

    Tim Ferriss: The 4-Hour Workweek | Why you should define your fears instead of your goals


    Andrew Huberman: Light & Sun Exposure Guide | The Science & Use of Cold Exposure for Health & Performance


    Drastically Reduce Stress with a Work Shutdown Ritual

    Task Manager: Notion 

    Medical Testing: InsideTracker


    Tracking Platforms: Wealthfront | Kubera | Trustworthy


    Products: Hostage Tape | Cold Plunge


    Money-Saving Site: Rakuten


    Bangalore Recommendation: Royal Afghan (ITC Windsor) | Rock Climbing in Hampi


    All the Hacks Episodes Mentioned

    #9 How to Live Your Rich Life

    #52 HAck Your Health (While Still Enjoying Life)

    #68 Hosting Cocktail Parties, Building Relationships, Museum Hacks and Friends Newsletters

    #97 Optimizing Your Health: Diagnostic Tests, Choosing a Doctor, Sleep, Longevity, Inflammation and More

    #25 The Four Research-Backed Steps to Be Indistractable

    #63 Deep Work, Digital Minimalism and Becoming So Good They Can’t Ignore You

    #10 Practical Money Hacks


    Full Show Notes
    Introduction (00:00)
    New Year’s resolutions: Planning vs. Reflecting (01:28)
    Personal annual review (02:17)
    What did I change my mind about this year? (03:24)
    What created energy for me? (13:10)
    What drained my energy? (16:18)
    What (or who) were the boat anchors in my life? (23:29)
    What did I not do because of fear? (25:15)
    What are my greatest hits and worst misses from the year? (30:44)
    What did I learn this year? (33:06)
    How to set the course for the year to figure out where you’re headed (34:46)
    Journaling: Sahil’s 1-1-1 method (36:51)
    Energy Calendar technique (40:31)
    Taking breaks (45:58)
    Batching emails into Windows (47:49)
    Adjusting Twitter settings to promote productivity (50:56)
    Learning to outsource your tasks (52:27)
    Health: 5-5-5-30 (53:28)
    Sahil’s morning routine (54:41)
    Tech-free walk (56:02)
    Time-restricted eating (56:58)
    Basic diagnostics of who you are (57:14)
    Stop using alarms (58:01)
    Eat apples (59:10)
    Personal power-down ritual (1:01:28)
    Vocalize your appreciation (1:02:59)
    Enjoying a meal by yourself (1:03:31)
    Spending quality time with your family (1:04:05)
    Setting up direct deposit for investments on a monthly basis (1:04:57)
    Automating financial tasks (1:05:25)
    Sahil’s 48-hour rule (1:05:54)
    Chris’s money hacks (1:06:36)
    Sahil’s Bangalore, India recommendation (1:09:33)
    Chris’s India recommendation (1:10:31)
    Where to find Sahil Bloom online (1:11:07)

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Increase Productivity and Live the Life You Want with Dan Martell

    Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Increase Productivity and Live the Life You Want with Dan Martell

    #98: Serial entrepreneur and best-selling author Dan Martell joins Chris to talk about buying back time. They discuss the value of adopting the right mindset, techniques for scheduling your time, tools to streamline processes, and changes you can make to reclaim your time and lead a more fulfilling life.
    Dan Martell (@danmartell) is a successful entrepreneur, investor, and best-selling author. He is also the managing partner of High Speed Ventures and the founder and CEO of SaaS Academy, the world's largest coaching program for high-performing founders of Software as a Service businesses. His new book is Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire.
    Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/buy-time-dan-martell
     
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    Selected Links From The Episode
    Dan Martell: Website | TikTok | Instagram | Facebook | Twitter 
    Resources Mentioned:
    Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire
    All the Hacks Podcast:

    Managing Your Time to Get More Done with Laura Vanderkam

    Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters

    Coaching: SaaS Academy | EMyth Business Coach
    Task Manager/Operations: Superhuman | Motion | Notion | Trustworthy | 1Password
    Delivery Services: Instacart | Towne.io
    Service Platform: Taskrabbit
    Sleep/Activity Tracker: Oura
    Chris’s Recommendations: Pape Meat | ButcherBox
     
    Full Show Notes
    Introduction to Dan Martell (00:00)
    Saving time, freeing it up, and buying it back (02:16)
    Time and energy audit (05:55)
    Understanding how you work, honoring your calendar, and learning when to schedule energy-depleting tasks (09:27)
    Maximizing efficiency by breaking down calendar tasks into several mini-tasks (14:04)
    Google Docs, calendars, and to-do lists (17:42)
    Life vision & RPM (20:31)
    Color-coding calendar hacks (22:55)
    Mindset: Common objections people have about the idea of buying back time (23:25)
    Leveling up in business: Trading time for money, money for time, and eventually money for money (27:29)
    Reducing expectations (30:00)
    Helping people value their time (34:02)
    Practical examples of how to buy back time (39:34)
    Administrative Assistant/House Manager/Virtual Assistant (56:02)
    Creating a family playbook (1:01:52)
    Trustworthy: Family operating system (1:05:34)
    Creating a frustration list (1:08:55)
    Designing your perfect week (1:11:19)
    Seven pillars of life (1:15:03)
    Relationships: Lessons learned from hiring a family coach (1:18:23)
    Buy Back Your Time: Get Unstuck, Reclaim Your Freedom, and Build Your Empire (1:24:30)
    Where to find Dan Martell (1:25:59)
     
    Connect with All the Hacks
    All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email
    Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Optimizing Your Health: Diagnostic Tests, Choosing a Doctor, Sleep, Longevity, Inflammation and More with Jordan Shlain MD

    Optimizing Your Health: Diagnostic Tests, Choosing a Doctor, Sleep, Longevity, Inflammation and More with Jordan Shlain MD

    #97: Physician and entrepreneur, Jordan Shlain MD, joins Chris to discuss optimizing your health. They cover the pillars of longevity, how things like sleep, diet, and exercise affect your overall health, finding a new physician, what types of diagnostic tests to consider and more.
    Jordan Shlain MD (@drjordanshlain) is a primary care physician and the founder of Private Medical, a concierge medical practice focused on proactive prevention. He's also the Founder of Eat REAL, a non-profit organization aimed at helping school systems improve the quality of their school lunch programs and was previously the founder of HealthLoop, a platform to monitor and communicate with patients during the recovery process.
    Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/optimizing-health-jordan-shlain
     
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    Selected Links From The Episode
    Dr. Jordan Shlain: LinkedIn | Podcast | Twitter
    Resources Mentioned:

    Inside Medicine Podcast: Unpacking Longevity: The Science of Feeling Young to Age 95


    Jordan's Newsletter: The Physician


    Eat REAL

    Membership-Based Medicine: Private Medical | One Medical | MDVIP | ROAMD | Forward | Parsley Health


    Value-Based Primary Care Service: VillageMD


    Medical Testing: Quest Diagnostics | Ulta Lab Tests | InsideTracker | Invitae | OneOme | GRAIL | SomaLogic | Owlstone Medical


    Monitoring: Levels | Oura


    Report: U.S. Concierge Medicine Market


    Product: MI Paste


     
    Full Show Notes
    Introduction to Dr. Jordan Shlain (00:00)
    The current state of the US healthcare system (01:09)
    Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organization (04:52)
    Taking a proactive approach to keeping yourself informed and optimized (09:25)
    Testing (10:26)
    MRI and MRA (11:34)
    Who are you? Baseline tests and panels to run to learn the state of your health (13:13)
    Information about inflammageing (14:08)
    Cancer test: Grail (15:06)
    Understanding your blood pressure (15:39)
    Tests for those who have a family history of heart disease or high cholesterol (16:13)
    Inside Tracker (17:29)
    Other testing companies available to consumers (17:58)
    Looking through the lens of safety and efficacy (20:47)
    Unpacking longevity (24:45)
    Hydration (26:26)
    Alcohol (28:27)
    Sleep, cortisol levels, and the glymphatic system (29:07)
    Diet (30:47)
    Exercise (32:40)
    Supplements, IV drips (33:25)
    Sugar and Dr. Shlain’s Eat Real non-profit organization (33:56)
    Connecting sugar intake with fiber (36:17)
    Consuming sweets in moderation across time (38:28)
    Glucose monitoring (39:34)
    Dr. Shlain’s take on supplements (41:17)
    Combatting dental issues with toothpaste (44:21)
    The How Are You framework (45:42)
    What is your trajectory? (48:12)
    High Cholesterol (53:31)
    Interpreting data and finding the right doctor (55:44)
    The importance of building long-term relationships with healthcare providers (60:00)
    Question to ask when interviewing a potential new physician (1:01:40)
    The rise of membership-based medicine (1:02:24)
    Investing in your health (1:03:30)
    Where to find Dr. Shlain (1:12:17)
     
    Connect with All the Hacks
    All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email
    Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Money + Travel Q&A (Where to Put Cash, Paying Down Debt, How to Book Hotels, Optimizing Points with Your Spouse and More)

    Money + Travel Q&A (Where to Put Cash, Paying Down Debt, How to Book Hotels, Optimizing Points with Your Spouse and More)

    #96: Host Chris Hutchins tackles questions about earning points with your spouse, where to put cash savings, investing vs. paying down a mortgage, when to book hotels in the travel portal, saving money on data while traveling and much more. This episode is packed with many of the incredible insights that Chris has earned from his years optimizing his life!
    Full show notes at: https://www.allthehacks.com/listener-questions-7/
     
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    Selected Links From The Episode

    All the Hacks Credit Card Site

    Cashback Comparison Extension

    Wealthfront Cash Account

    Why Rate Chasing Doesn’t Pay

    Brokered CDs (Vanguard | Schwab | Fidelity)

    Airalo eSim Shop

    Register for Chase Freedom Q1 Bonus

     
    Full Show Notes
    Listener Wins (00:47)
    Listener Hacks (3:19)
    Paying down mortgage vs. investing (5:35)
    Where to put short/mid-term savings (8:06)
    Getting more points with your partner (14:45)
    Opening airline accounts (17:08)
    Booking hotels and flights in the portal (20:05)
    Points Transfers (22:49)
    Short on Miles (27:53)
    Review the PNC Points Card (30:39)  
    Travel Questions (32:46)
    Storing Photos (36:32)
     
    Connect with All the Hacks
    All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email
    Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    Top Learnings, Hacks and Credit Cards of 2022

    Top Learnings, Hacks and Credit Cards of 2022

    #95: Chris shares his top 10 learnings and takeaways from the past year of All the Hacks, which covers time management, personal finance, happiness, regret, negotiating, marriage, communication and more. He also recaps some of the top hacks he's learned this year and his top credit cards, based on real spending data.
    Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/top-lessons-hacks-credit-cards-2022
     
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    Selected Links From The Episode

    Ramit’s 10 Money Rules

    Chris’ Wealthfront Referral Link

    Die With Zero Book

    Never Pay the First Bill Book

     

    Credit Cards Mentioned

    All the Hacks Card Signup Page

    Amex Gold

    Chase Sapphire Reserve

    Chase Amazon Prime Visa

    CapitalOne VentureX

    Chase Ink Business Preferred

    CapitalOne Spark Cash Plus

    All the Hacks Episodes Mentioned
    Top Lessons

    7 - Managing Your Time to Get More Done with Laura Vanderkam

    82 - Goal Setting, Hacking Self-Discipline, and Finding Work-Life Balance with Brandon Turner

    42 - Beating Inflation, Alternative Assets, and Simplifying Your Finances with Ben Carlson

    9 - How to Live Your Rich Life with Ramit Sethi

    17 - Mastering the Art of Negotiation with Kwame Christian

    19 - Becoming a Better Investor with Andy Rachleff

    36 - Bucket Lists, Audacious Goals and Living the Life You Want with Ben Nemtin

    40 - The Power of Regret, Motivation and Good Timing with Dan Pink

    74 - A Hospice Doctor’s Advice on Making the Most of Your Finances, Relationships and Time with Jordan Grumet, MD

    43 - Why 50/50 Doesn't Work: A New Model for Happier Relationships with Nate & Kaley Klemp

    46 - Mastering the Secret Language of Charismatic Communication with Vanessa Van Edwards

    89 - Booking Flights with Points and All Things Award Travel with Tiffany Funk

    85 - Building a Second Brain to Organize Your Digital Life with Tiago Forte

    47 - Finding Happiness, Success and Deep Purpose with Arthur Brooks

    91 - Die With Zero: Net Fulfillment Over Net Worth with Bill Perkins

    Top Hacks

    39 - The Language and Actions of Great Leaders with David Marquet

    57 - Living a Life of Excellence, Agility and Meaning with Navy SEAL Mike Hayes

    90 - Work Tactics: Finding a Job, Negotiating Comp, Managing Up, Getting Promoted and More with Lenny Rachitsky

    1 - Pro Travel Hacks for Every Aspect of Your Next Trip with Leigh Rowan

    55 - Maximize Your Points: Stacking, Buyers Clubs, Redemption Hacks, and More with Julia Menez

    66 - Rental Cars: Saving Money, Avoiding Fees and All the Secret Tricks with Jonathan Weinberg

    25 - The Four Research-Backed Steps to Be Indistractable with Nir Eyal

    52 - Hack Your Health (While Still Enjoying Life) with Liz Moody

    34 - Hacking Healthcare, Prescriptions and Medical Bills with Marshall Allen

    30 - Memory Hacks with World Champion Johannes Mallow

    68 - Hosting Cocktail Parties, Building Relationships, Museum Hacks and Friends Newsletters with Nick Gray

     
    Full Show Notes
    Takeaway 1: Time (1:36)
    Takeaway 2: Simplifying Finances (4:29)
    Takeaway 3: Negotiating (7:23)
    Takeaway 4: Regret (9:20)
    Takeaway 5: 80/80 Marriage (11:05)
    Takeaway 6: Charismatic Communication (12:29)
    Takeaway 7: Using Points (13:24)
    Takeaway 8: Second Brain (14:49)
    Takeaway 9: Net Fulfillment over Net Worth (15:57)
    Takeaway 10: Happiness (18:28)
    Best Hacks from 2022 (23:16)
    Travel Hacks (24:35)
    Health Hacks (26:02)
    Brain Hack (28:02)
    Party Hack (28:32)
    Top Credit Cards of 2022 (29:23)
     
    Connect with All the Hacks
    All the Hacks: Newsletter | Website | Facebook | Email
    Chris Hutchins: Twitter | Instagram | Website | LinkedIn

    • 40 min
    Experience London Like a Local: What to Eat, See, Do & Getting There on Points with Jessica Dante (+ Chris' Trip Report)

    Experience London Like a Local: What to Eat, See, Do & Getting There on Points with Jessica Dante (+ Chris' Trip Report)

    #94: Founder of Love and London, Jessica Dante, joins Chris to discuss all things London. They cover what to eat, see, do, and where to stay. Jessica also shares her favorite hidden gems, offers alternatives to overhyped tourist sites, and provides tips to experience the city like a true local. Then Chris provides a recap of his recent trip to London and walks through how to use use your points/miles for your next trip.
    Jessica Dante (@loveandlondon) founded the digital media company Love and London to share her love of London and make travel dreams a reality for others. Her mission is to provide tourists with unique ways to experience the city.
    Full show notes at: https://allthehacks.com/london-travel-jessica-dante
     
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    Selected Links From The Episode
    Love and London: YouTube | Website | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest
    Jessica Dante: Website | Instagram
    Love and London Resources:

    London 101 Guide

    London Pass guide

    Love and London Hotel and Accommodation Advice

    Video tour of the Shangri- La Hotel in The Shard

    Resources Mentioned:

    Afar: The World’s 10 Best Cities of 2023


    Travel & Leisure: The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2023


    Reviews and Ratings: Love and London | Booking.com | The Infatuation | Timeout


    All the Hacks Luxury Upgrade Program


    London Recommendations:

    North London: Hampstead


    Sites: Hampstead Heath | Kenwood House


    South London: Brixton


    East London: Shoreditch


    Sites: Adrian Boswell: Shoreditch Broccoli Street Art Man | Columbia Road Flower Market | Broadway Market 


    Dine/Drink: Bao Noodle Shop | Attendant Coffee Roasters | Jolene | Nightjar | Campania & Jones


    Accommodations: Mama Shelter


    West London: Notting Hill


    Central London: Covent Garden | Marylebone | Soho | South Bank | Westminster | Chinatown | Bermondsey


    Sites: Neal’s Yard | Neal’s Yard Remedies | Seven Dials | Tower of London: The Ceremony of the Keys | London Eye | Sky Garden


    Dine/Drink: Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels (CVS Wine Bar) | The Barbary | The Barbary Next Door | Seven Dials Food Market | Opium | The Bermondsey Beer Mile | Maltby Street Market | Paradise | Freedom


    Afternoon Tea: Fortnum & Mason | Ting | One Aldwych 


    Accommodations: Henrietta Hotel | Shangri-La The Shard | Cheval Collection Residences


    Other Dining Recommendations: Dishoom | Pizza Pilgrims | Franco Manca | Padella


    Theater: Punchdrunk's The Burnt City | Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap


    Navigation: Citymapper | Google Maps

    Transportation: Uber | Free Now | Tube | Bus (Including Night Busses) | Taxis & Minicabs


    Airport transportation from Heathrow: Elizabeth Line | Heathrow Express


    Chris's Recommendations


    Amazing London Airbnb 

    Free Now


    Airbnb's AirCover Guarantee 

    London Transport Museum

    Hamley's

    Natural History Museum

    Science Tea at The Ampersand

    Food/Drink: Dishoom | Borough Market | Ave Mario | Bancone | Opium | Mitre Lancaster Gate | Normah's | Seven Dials Food Market


    Map of Award Hotels in London

    London Award Hotel Articles: The Points Guy | One Mile at a Time | Upgraded Points


    All the Hacks Upgrade Program

     
    Full Show Notes
    Due to the length of the resources shared above, the full list of topics and corresponding timestamps for this episode can be found at: https://allthehacks.com/london-travel-jessica-dante

    • 1 hr 41 min

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