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The podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal Ali Abdaal

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 148 Ratings

The podcast that delves into the minds of entrepreneurs, creators and other inspiring people to uncover the philosophies, strategies and tools that help us live happier, healthier and more productive lives.

    The Pathless Path: How To Recreate Your Life And Career In 2023 - Paul Millerd

    The Pathless Path: How To Recreate Your Life And Career In 2023 - Paul Millerd

    “The pathless path is an alternative to the default path. It is an embrace of uncertainty and discomfort. It’s a call to adventure in a world that tells us to conform. For me, it’s also a gentle reminder to laugh when things feel out of control and trusting that an uncertain future is not a problem to be solved.” - from The Pathless Path by Paul Millerd.

    In this episode I sit down for a conversation with Paul Millerd, a writer, creator, and consultant. A few years ago Paul had everything he thought he wanted from his corporate job at the most prestigious consulting firm in the world. But after realising he was on the wrong path in life, he decided to walk away and figure out how to live a life that actually mattered to him. In the conversation we talk about his book The Pathless Path, the ultimate companion for people struggling to figure out what to do with their lives, which traces his journey from certainty and tradition to uncertainty and fulfilment. So if you’re thinking about leaving your job, taking off on a new adventure or simply wanting to approach work and life with a little more curiosity, this episode is for you. Enjoy :)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Snippet 14: Imposter Syndrome: You’ll Never Be Qualified Enough - Rupy Aujla

    Snippet 14: Imposter Syndrome: You’ll Never Be Qualified Enough - Rupy Aujla

    Rupy Aujla is an NHS medical doctor, entrepreneur and podcaster who’s life changed when he suffered a serious heart condition at the age of 23 while working busy shifts as a hospital doctor. After the power of nutrition reversing his condition Rupy changed gears in his career and decided to quit medicine and create content about nutrition. In this snippet we talk about how he dealt with the feeling of imposter syndrome after quitting medicine.

    Listen to the full episode here 👉https://open.spotify.com/episode/29coYnrgKprGutoMHYo8X3?si=bh5YDbjGTM-3BHnjxkT5UQ

    • 8 min
    How To Find Tranquility, Meaningful Productivity and Healthy Relationships - Lana Blakely

    How To Find Tranquility, Meaningful Productivity and Healthy Relationships - Lana Blakely

    Lana Blakely is a Swedish YouTuber and content creator who makes videos on life advice, self-care, and her personal journey, covering topics like introversion, making friends, and dating. Lana’s channel blew up three years ago with a video titled ‘a real day in the Life of an Introvert’, and her channel now has over 1 million subscribers. In this episode we talk about the Swedish concept of Ro, which means ‘peacefulness and tranquility’, our thoughts on the real meaning of productivity and relationships in the modern world. Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Snippet 13: How To Figure Out What To Do With Your Life - Brandon Sanderson

    Snippet 13: How To Figure Out What To Do With Your Life - Brandon Sanderson

    In this snippet I speak to my favourite author of all time, Brandon Sanderson about how he recommends people figure out what to do with their lives.

    Listen to the full episode here 👉 https://open.spotify.com/episode/6Wd4FlMApXe2Y4QXp2hh4x?si=yo_ZmTXSRs-o9oMiT6QRQQ

    • 4 min
    How Anyone Can Develop The Mindset Of A Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur - Daniel Priestley

    How Anyone Can Develop The Mindset Of A Multi-Million Dollar Entrepreneur - Daniel Priestley

    “Five core strengths make someone a key person of influence, and like any other skills, anyone can learn and develop these strengths”. Daniel Priestly is a serial entrepreneur and the author of five best selling books. This is a quote taken from his book Oversubscribed, which is my most highlighted book on kindle of hundred’s of books in my library. In the episode, Daniel gives us a systemised business masterclass, we start by tracing his backstory, discussing how he started his first company at 21 and made over 10 million in the space of 3 years, before diving into the lessons from his books that teach us how anymore can start a business while still working a full-time job with the right skills and mindset. Enjoy!

    • 2 hr 24 min
    Snippet 12: How To Organise Your Week - Productivity Hacks from Dr Grace Lordan

    Snippet 12: How To Organise Your Week - Productivity Hacks from Dr Grace Lordan

    In these Deep Dive Snippets, I'll be sharing some of my favourite moments from past episodes of the podcast. In this snippet I talk to Behavioural Scientist and author Dr Grace Lordan about the most successful productivity tactics you can use to organise your week.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
148 Ratings

148 Ratings

aliceinnm ,

Insanely Fantastic!

I find the podcast informative and thought provoking. I appreciate Ali’s way of kindly rephrasing the information into bite sized nuggets for all to appreciate and perhaps even to incorporate into our daily routines. I know I have!

Pvmk1n ,

like a convo with your smart friend

The broadcast is called a "deep dive" but it is really just a longer conversation.

This is a good thing. Some "deep dive" conversations seem designed to make the guest feel uncomfortable or to prove a host’s pet theory on a small, inconsequential, on-off situation.

I prefer the conversational style. Sometimes, putting a guest at ease with a natural flow of conversation can lead to a deeper exposition of the guest’s expertise.

One of the things that Ali does right is keep his personal situation questions to just the right percentage of the show. Enough so that we can tell he is listening instead of racing through his questions, but not so much that the show become Deep Dive with Ali, starring Ali.

Still a little sad that he is not coming to the USA. The media of the USA is unrelentingly negative when compared to other countries so I’m not surprised.

MacReviewsName ,

10/10

Been a long time follower of Ali on YouTube. Found this podcast and it is fantastic for my long commute!

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