Sean D'Souza made two vows when he started up Psychotactics back in 2002. The first was that he'd always get paid in advance and the second was that work wouldn't control his life. He decided to take three months off every year. But how do you take three months off, without affecting your business and profits? Do you buy into the myth of "outsourcing everything and working just a few hours a week?" Not really. Instead, you structure your business in a way that enables you to work hard and then take three months off every single year. And Sean walks his talk. Since 2004, he's taken three months off every year (except in 2005, when there was a medical emergency). This podcast isn't about the easy life. It's not some magic trick about working less. Instead with this podcast you learn how to really enjoy your work, enjoy your vacation time and yes, get paid in advance.
The Myth of Poor Memory (And How to Overcome It Instantly)
Have you heard yourself saying: I'm not good with names! Almost everyone you run into is likely to say something similar. Is it because we're bad with names and have terrible memories? Or is it a myth that we've been perpetuating? Let's find out in this slightly odd view of memory.
How to create an intensely curious first line for your article
The first line is what pulls us into an article. Yet we end up writing a really boring first line. What's worse is that you could use the power of story to create an intensely powerful first line in minutes. Don't believe me? Well, do you have 10 minutes?
Overwhelmed with Too Much to Learn? How To Solve The Problem Once and For All
If we went back in time, we'd all feel a little less stressed out.
We weren't being pounded with endless information all the time. There weren't a million courses, workshops, training and videos, let alone an endless parade of books.
It seems like we'll never keep up. And no, we won't.
But there's a way around the problem and it's quite permanent. Let's fix it, shall we?
Here is another podcast on Overwhelm
The Overwhelm Virus: How To Get It Out of Your Daily Routine
Why a "Lack of Memory" Causes You to be Less Talented in Life
I was chatting with a client, and he told me how he needs to improve his drawing. "I always draw stick figures", he said to me, "and somehow, I need to improve these drawings."
This strategy struck me as odd because I didn't see a problem with his stick figures.
The stick figures looked as good as they would always be, with little room for improvement. "You don't have a problem with stick figures," I said. "You have a problem with memory!" My comment confused him because he was talking about drawing and learning to draw, but I was referring to "a lack of memory".
What is this "memory" bit all about?
Let's find out.
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Rapid Talent (How To Get There and What Holds Us Back)
The Results Paradox: Why We Have to Keep Searching for New Clients
The biggest underlying success factor of a business is repeat clients.
Yet time and time again, we have to keep looking for new clients. This sorry situation is often because we are seduced by information, not results. We know results are important, but we still go in the "opposite" direction.
How do we solve this ongoing nightmare?
Let's find out.
Next Step: How To Gain Momentum In Business Using The Subsets Technique (And Gain New Clients Too!)
The Not So Obvious Angles For Succeeding In Life
Do you remember the story of the Three Kings in the Bible? You might have heard that they didn't come empty-handed.
That's because they understood one of the core principles of living was "giving".
Not all the advice you get is obvious. Today, let's look at some not so obvious ones, shall we?
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Why You Should Pay Attention To Giving (And Why Receiving Is Just As Important)
Inspiring and Insightful
I was initially hesitant about listening to Sean’s podcast. Because my thought surrounded this question: what value could it provide me beyond the rich information he already provides in his articles? I was mistaken; Sean’s Podcast enables me to absorb information through sensing. Consequently, I can process the textual information in different ways. The podcast music selection and Sean’s narration tends to relax my mind, which increases my engagement and retention of the shared information.
Humble, Thoughtful, Practical, Actionable
I met Sean D’Souza at a conference many years ago when I was first starting my online business and was struck by how thoughtful, humble and helpful he was.
He went out of his way to give me concrete practical advice in several areas that still help me today. I read his blog posts, bought some of his materials and found them incredibly insightful & helpful. But then I went on to chase a bunch of other online biz teachers.
Now after many years of some hard won lessons, I’m back to the place where I should have stayed all along. Sean is not just a smart, well-informed, exceptional teacher...
He’s someone who cares deeply about helping people make the big transformations they yearn for. And so I’m back and diving into his podcast episodes because (as with everything Sean does) these episodes are pure magic, pure gold, valuable beyond measure.
Consistency of brand through music, pace, and practicality
I love your podcast Sean D’Souza!!! Why? Love the usefulness and applicability of the topics, the music throughout it and pace(which offers some much needed pauses), the summary, the one point to take forward, and the way you end it and then come back right away and say “still here.” Also love the way you start it by saying "....it isn't some magic trick to work less but about how to enjoy the work you do and enjoy your vacation time." Thank you 🙏💜💪