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Join award-winning audiobook narrator in this personal growth accelerator, delivering bite-sized episodes each day that are rich with wisdom and practical advice. Optimal Living Daily features a carefully selected mix of blog posts from some of the most influential voices in self-help, covering a wide array of topics such as minimalism, productivity, mental health, and personal development. Each episode is thoughtfully narrated to not only inform but also inspire you to make meaningful changes in your life.

Whether you're seeking motivation, clarity, or strategies to enhance your daily life, Optimal Living Daily is your go-to source. It’s not just a podcast; it’s a daily habit that empowers you to live your best life, one insightful and uplifting episode at a time.

Listen now, and become an OLD friend--your optimal life awaits...

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Join award-winning audiobook narrator in this personal growth accelerator, delivering bite-sized episodes each day that are rich with wisdom and practical advice. Optimal Living Daily features a carefully selected mix of blog posts from some of the most influential voices in self-help, covering a wide array of topics such as minimalism, productivity, mental health, and personal development. Each episode is thoughtfully narrated to not only inform but also inspire you to make meaningful changes in your life.

Whether you're seeking motivation, clarity, or strategies to enhance your daily life, Optimal Living Daily is your go-to source. It’s not just a podcast; it’s a daily habit that empowers you to live your best life, one insightful and uplifting episode at a time.

Listen now, and become an OLD friend--your optimal life awaits...

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Habit Change is Like Chess by Steve Pavlina on Self-Discipline, Preparation & Tactical Adjustments

    Habit Change is Like Chess by Steve Pavlina on Self-Discipline, Preparation & Tactical Adjustments

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    Episode 3085:
    Steve Pavlina equates habit change to a strategic game of chess, emphasizing the importance of progressing through the early, middle, and endgame stages rather than attempting immediate transformation. Pavlina's insights reveal a methodical approach to altering habits, underscoring preparation, tactical adjustments, and the role of self-discipline in ensuring success.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://stevepavlina.com/blog/2008/07/habit-change-is-like-chess/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "Changing a habit is like playing a game of chess. In chess there’s an early game, a middle game, and an endgame. The same is true for habit change."
    "The early game of habit change is education and setup. In the middle game, you execute some changes to support your habit change. Only in the endgame do you go directly for the kill."
    Episode references:
    "Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess" by Bobby Fischer, Stuart Margulies, and Don Mosenfelder: https://www.amazon.com/Bobby-Fischer-Teaches-Chess/dp/0553263153
    "How to Reassess Your Chess" by Jeremy Silman: https://www.amazon.com/How-Reassess-Your-Chess-Imbalances/dp/1890085138
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    • 12 min
    An Excerpt from the book Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg on How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection

    An Excerpt from the book Supercommunicators by Charles Duhigg on How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection

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    Episode 3084:
    Charles Duhigg's "Supercommunicators" explores the art of mastering meaningful conversations by unveiling the three types of discussions we engage in: practical, emotional, and social. Duhigg identifies four crucial rules for meaningful communication, emphasizing the importance of recognizing the type of conversation occurring, sharing and inquiring about goals and feelings, and understanding the role of personal identities. This insightful excerpt offers practical strategies for enhancing our ability to connect, listen, and express ourselves effectively, promising improved relationships and deeper connections.
    Get the book : https://charlesduhigg.com/books/supercommunicators/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "When we have a discussion, we often think we’re having one kind of conversation. But what research over the last decade has shown is that, when we open our mouths, we’re often engaging in three different kinds of conversations, sometimes with all three showing up during just one discussion."
    Episode references:
    The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
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    • 12 min
    Digital Minimalism - 3 Questions for Long Term Success and Happiness by Emma McLaren of Get Myrth

    Digital Minimalism - 3 Questions for Long Term Success and Happiness by Emma McLaren of Get Myrth

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    Episode 3083:
    Emma McLaren's article on GetMyrth.com delves into the concept of digital minimalism, emphasizing the importance of a technology diet for long-term success and happiness. Inspired by Cal Newport's insights, McLaren outlines a practical approach for reassessing our digital habits through a 30-day digital declutter. This method not only aims to eliminate digital clutter but also encourages mindful engagement with technology, ensuring it serves our goals without overwhelming our lives.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.getmyrth.com/myrthblog/digital-minimalism-3-questions-for-long-term-success-and-happiness
    Quotes to ponder:
    "Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life's excess in favor of focusing on what's important - so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom."
    Episode references:
    Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport: https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Minimalism-Choosing-Focused-Noisy/dp/0525536515
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    • 10 min
    Remember to Slam the Door Behind You by Isaac Morehouse on Happiness, Life Choices & Decision Making

    Remember to Slam the Door Behind You by Isaac Morehouse on Happiness, Life Choices & Decision Making

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    Episode 3082:
    Isaac Morehouse urges a bold approach to personal development in "Remember to Slam the Door Behind You," emphasizing the power of decisively closing doors on options that lead to unhappiness. Morehouse's argument revolves around the liberating act of eliminating paths that drain joy and energy, advocating for a process of elimination in finding one's true passion and purpose. By encouraging listeners to embrace the courage to say no to what makes them "dead inside," Morehouse offers a compelling strategy for navigating towards a fulfilling life.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://isaacmorehouse.com/2016/02/25/remember-to-slam-the-door-behind-you/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "Stop leaving doors open. Start burning bridges."
    "If you know a door leads you to a life that would make you unhappy, shut it."
    Episode references:
    Praxis website: https://discoverpraxis.com/
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    • 8 min
    How Humans Experience the World by Alexis Chapman of Smart Tribes Institute on Neuroscience & Behavior Modification

    How Humans Experience the World by Alexis Chapman of Smart Tribes Institute on Neuroscience & Behavior Modification

    Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com.
    Episode 3081:
    Alexis Chapman from Smart Tribes Institute delves into the fascinating world of how we, as humans, interpret and react to our surroundings, shaping our behavior and identity. Through a blend of neuroscience and practical insights, Chapman offers valuable strategies for altering our behavior patterns to foster growth, productivity, and personal fulfillment.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://smarttribesinstitute.com/how-humans-experience-the-world/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "We see the world around us as we experience it and then we internally store these pictures, or images, to craft our experience."
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    • 10 min
    How to Get Back on Track with Motivation & Habits by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Resilience & Overcoming Setbacks

    How to Get Back on Track with Motivation & Habits by Leo Babauta of Zen Habits on Resilience & Overcoming Setbacks

    Discover all of the podcasts in our network, search for specific episodes, get the Optimal Living Daily workbook, and learn more at: OLDPodcast.com.
    Episode 3080:
    Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net shares a straightforward method to overcome the inevitable derailments in motivation and habits. He emphasizes that mood plays a crucial role in getting back on track and offers a simple, actionable strategy focused on small victories and incremental progress. This approach aims to rebuild our motivation and habits, making us more resilient to future setbacks.
    Read along with the original article(s) here: https://zenhabits.net/back/
    Quotes to ponder:
    "All it takes is a small admission of struggle, a willingness to ask whether you want to get back on track, and a focus on small steps and victories."
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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

SailingKame ,

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Practical. Pleasant. Precious.
Inspiring podcast with very useful content. Justin has a delightful voice and adds valuable insightful commentary after reading each article. Short and sweet. Perfect way to start the day. Definitely a treasure worth adding to your daily habits and sharing too.

Saasuma ,

Wonderful Content

Great podcast with so much valuable content from wonderful authors... And the quality is great! I've listened to all the episodes--I also love that they can be consumed quickly--right to the point. Excellent! Learning every day about inspirational living, motivations...feel awesome after listening to OLD podcast! Absolutely amazing!!!!!

Another great article today with good reminder in life!!!

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Upbuilding and encouraging

I’ve been listening for a few years almost daily. Love the upbuilding and thought provoking content. Thanks!

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