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Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development | Productivity | Minimalism | Growth

Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development | Productivity | Minimalism | Growth

Author: Justin Malik

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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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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 3155: Explore the enriching world of minimalism with Catherine from CommonSenseLiving.ca in "Less is More," where you'll discover how embracing less can enhance your life's quality. Unpack the secrets of living a fulfilled life through intentional living, the joy of a minimalist lifestyle, and the power of gratitude. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.commonsenseliving.ca/post/less-is-more Quotes to ponder: "Becoming minimalist frees us to live a bigger life with a more passionate pursuit of our greatest purpose and goals." "Learning to live with less does not mean your life is not abundant. It clears up more space for the things that matter." Episode references: The More of Less: https://a.co/d/5HDViBk Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3154: Discover effective strategies to conquer common barriers to success in Brian Tracy's enlightening article. Tracy emphasizes the importance of setting specific, measurable, and realistic goals, providing actionable tips to help you define and achieve your personal and professional objectives. Listen and learn how to transform vague desires into concrete achievements. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/personal-successnot-achieving-success/ Quotes to ponder: "Setting goals gives you both long-term vision and short-term motivation." "Specific goals are helpful because when you spell out exactly what you want to do, it’s easier to envision yourself doing it - and then to go through the motions." "Adding a deadline to each goal you set is essential - when you add a deadline to your goals, you’ll be much more motivated to work towards them and ensure you reach them before the time is up." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3153: Explore practical coping strategies for social anxiety with Greg Audino as he addresses a listener's quest for better tools to manage anxiety in social settings. Delving into the nuances of individual coping mechanisms and the integration of thought processes, this episode offers tailored advice to transform your approach to social anxiety and foster meaningful connections, even in challenging environments. Quotes to ponder: "Social anxiety is something that I’ve always had, and I’m looking for better coping strategies when I’m feeling it." "I don’t want to practice going to a bar and talking to people, I want ideas for how to manage the anxiety when I’m already at the bar and feeling it instead of being paralyzed with thoughts." "What if, when you’re at that bar and you’re feeling uncomfortable, you direct your thoughts towards questions like: What’s the worst thing that would happen if I talked to that person over there?" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 number: 3152 Leo Babauta's "Give Up Comfort" explores the allure and pitfalls of our obsession with comfort, especially in unfamiliar situations like travel. Babauta challenges us to embrace insecurity and discomfort, illustrating through personal experiences how this shift can transform our approach to life's uncertainties, leading to growth and a deeper sense of presence. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://zenhabits.net/comfort/ Quotes to ponder: "What if we could dive fully into the insecurity of the situation, and stay in the insecurity without needing to change it?" Episode references: "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" by Eckhart Tolle: https://a.co/d/bi3UcJC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3151: In "The Focus Launch List" by Anthony Ongaro of BreakTheTwitch.com, learn a structured approach to overcoming the chaos of an overwhelming to-do list. Anthony shares practical steps to help clear your mind, organize your workspace, and prioritize tasks efficiently, ensuring you're set up to enter a flow state that significantly boosts productivity. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.breakthetwitch.com/focus-launch-list/ Quotes to ponder: "Pause everything (and I mean everything) and take a bunch of deep, slow breaths." "Identify two things: a quick win and an urgent/important task." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3150: Joel Bein explores the intriguing possibilities of the Law of Attraction, focusing on its practical benefits irrespective of its metaphysical validity. He advocates for a balanced approach to adopting this mindset, encouraging listeners to use it as a tool for personal empowerment, expanding imagination, and fostering self-belief. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://joelbein.com/blog-1/2023/09/21/3-reasons-to-believe-in-the-law-of-attraction/ Quotes to ponder: "The law of attraction is a universal principle that states you will attract into your life whatever you focus on." "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain an idea without accepting it." - Aristotle "Even if the Law of Attraction isn’t metaphysically real, it’s worth building this skillset, in my opinion." Episode references: Jack Canfield's Key to Living the Law of Attraction: A Simple Guide to Creating the Life of Your Dreams: https://a.co/d/eoZaWjv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3149: In "Stop Crowding Out Your Happiness," Sarah Von Bargen of YesAndYes.org sheds light on the paradox of self-sabotage where we unintentionally dilute our joyful moments with overbooked schedules and incessant mental clutter. Through relatable anecdotes and actionable advice, she urges readers to safeguard their slices of joy and immerse fully in life's happy moments, offering a guide to living more mindfully and contentedly. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://www.yesandyes.org/2017/05/crowding-out-happiness.html Quotes to ponder: "Much of our lives consist of boring, responsible, logistical things. The shining moments of joy – a great conversation, a long-awaited holiday, amazing food – are the minority." "In the pie chart of our lives, joy is a pretty small slice." "Give your happiness some space to breathe, dude." Episode references: Roadtrippers: https://roadtrippers.com/ Atlas Obscura: https://www.atlasobscura.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3148: Ingrid Y Helander's exploration of the relationship between worry, our nervous systems, and personal insight sheds light on the intricate ways our minds and bodies react to fear. By understanding the reasons behind our worries and adopting a more curious, gentle approach towards them, we can foster a sense of calm and self-awareness that empowers us to face life's challenges with a renewed sense of confidence and clarity. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://ingridyhelanderlmft.com/4-reasons-worry-scares-you-and-how-to-be-more-fearless/ Quotes to ponder: "Facing your worries can actually open the door to valuable personal insights and a deeper understanding of yourself." "Worry is not inherently bad; it's a part of our complex personalities, aiming to protect us." "By inviting curiosity rather than fear into our relationship with worry, we cultivate a healthier, more compassionate self-awareness." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3147: Kerri Richardson's article illuminates the emotional journey of letting go of sentimental items, emphasizing the importance of cherishing memories over physical objects. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, Richardson encourages readers to free themselves from the burden of material attachments, fostering a path to emotional liberation and clarity. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://kerririchardson.com/sentimental-clutter/ Quotes to ponder: "The memory you have of that person lives in your heart, not in the item." "Whoever gave you that item never intended to wrap up guilt and obligation with it. If you are no longer enjoying it, for whatever reason, the respectful thing to do for your relationship with that person or the memory of that person is to let it go." "The box broke, but my memory didn’t." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3146: Danae Smith of This Wondrous Life explores the profound shift from a life structured by external schedules to the empowering journey of crafting personal routines. Smith candidly shares her evolution towards embracing a routine that breathes life into her days, highlighting the transformational power of daily structures. Through personal anecdotes and insights, she illuminates the path from aimless time to intentional living, championed by the philosophy of James Clear's goalless systems for continuous improvement. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://thiswondrouslife.com/twl/building-your-routine Quotes to ponder: "Choosing to pursue a consistent routine for each morning and evening was the wake-up call I needed." "Having a daily routine has given me a harbor of familiarity and consistency that when everything else may be in an abnormal state this one part of my day is not." "When you fall in love with the process rather than the product, you don’t have to wait to give yourself permission to be happy." Episode references: Atomic Habits by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits Habit Scorecard by James Clear: https://jamesclear.com/habits-scorecard Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3145: NeuroGym Team's exploration into the transformative power of nature reveals a simple yet profound solution to combat negative thoughts, lack of creativity, and poor memory: spending time outdoors. Diving into recent scientific findings, they illustrate how immersing oneself in natural settings, away from the hustle of urban life, can significantly enhance mental and emotional well-being, offering a free and accessible remedy for many modern ailments. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://blog.myneurogym.com/level-up-your-brain-patterns-with-this-one-free-activity Quotes to ponder: "Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy." "The group that took the test on day 4 (post immersion in nature) scored 50 percent higher than those who took it before the trip. You've got to get outside to think outside of the box!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3144: Dr. Kelly Flanagan invites readers to embrace a transformative sentence that promises to liberate them from the shackles of people-pleasing and fear of judgment. By adopting this mindset, Flanagan assures a path to genuine self-acceptance, deeper connections, and a life filled with grace and compassion towards oneself and others. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://drkellyflanagan.com/one-sentence-that-will-change-your-life/ Quotes to ponder: "I’m not going to worry very much about offending people anymore, which means I need you to tell me when I do, so I can think about it and decide if I need to apologize." "I’m sick of living in fear of what others will think of me. It has drained me, and I can’t recall who I truly am. So, I’m done with feeling responsible for everyone else’s feelings." "I know I’m broken and make mistakes. But I also know now we’re all broken, which means your hurt may not be my fault." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3143: In Kerry Ogden's compelling exploration of NoSidebar.com, the author delves into the transformative power of owning oneself in the quest for authenticity and belonging. Ogden's journey through the mirage of societal expectations to the embrace of minimalism underscores the essence of self-worth and the liberating journey toward true belonging. This narrative not only invites readers to reflect on their paths but also offers practical wisdom on navigating life with courage, self-compassion, and an unwavering commitment to personal growth. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://nosidebar.com/own/ Quotes to ponder: "Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone." "There is only one thing in this world you really need to own and that’s you." "Belonging is so primal to survival that the threat of losing it is terrifying." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3142: In "How to Make Your Own Luck - Part 2," Mark Manson explores the unconventional wisdom that taking risks and stepping out of one's comfort zone can significantly increase one's chances of experiencing serendipity. By embracing spontaneity and seizing opportunities, Manson argues, we can turn ordinary moments into extraordinary fortunes. This piece is not just a call to be more adventurous but a nuanced look at how success is often the result of numerous failed attempts and the importance of maximizing the return on luck. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-make-your-own-luck Quotes to ponder: "Spontaneity will open you up to more potential opportunities and adventures." "What is commonly perceived as luck is often merely someone who wasn’t afraid to screw up a few dozen times." "Optimists are more likely to identify a lot of 'false positives' — believing something is good when it’s really bad — while pessimists will more likely identify 'false negatives' — believing something is bad when it’s actually good." Episode references: RESEARCH SHOWS LUCK PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN LIFE SUCCESS: https://driven-woman.com/blog/archive/research-shows-luck-plays-a-crucial-role-in-life-success/ "Success and Luck" by Robert H. Frank: https://a.co/d/4P4Kuk0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3141: Mark Manson delves into the fascinating realm of perceived luck, challenging the common belief that luck is merely a series of fortunate events that happen to some more than others. He unveils the truth behind creating one's own luck through behaviors and mindsets that invite more opportunities, suggesting that with the right approach, anyone can become a "lucky" person. Manson's insights not only debunk myths surrounding luck but also provide a practical guide for anyone looking to enhance their life with more serendipitous encounters. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://markmanson.net/how-to-make-your-own-luck Quotes to ponder: "In other people, we focus on the successful result, not the toil and struggle they endured to reach it or the missed opportunities and growth experiences they suffered through." Lucky people increase their odds of chance encounters or experiences by interacting with a large number of people." Episode references: The Luck Factor by Richard Wiseman: https://a.co/d/dAcoK8u Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3140: Tynan emphasizes managing time with the same precision as money, advocating for a balanced approach that secures both present joy and future satisfaction. Through personal anecdotes and practical advice, he illustrates how to value and allocate time for maximum benefit, blending productivity with pleasure for a fulfilling life. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://tynan.com/timelikemoney/ Quotes to ponder: "Enjoy life to the fullest now, because fifty years from now is just going to be another 'now'." "Combine productivity and play whenever you can." Episode references: The Time Paradox: https://a.co/d/e1bMh7O Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3139: In "5 Signs It’s Time To Stop Decluttering," Courtney Carver from BeMoreWithLess.com offers a refreshing perspective on decluttering, focusing on the point when it may no longer serve your well-being. She illuminates the signs indicating it's time to shift focus from minimizing possessions to enriching life experiences and relationships. This thoughtful approach encourages readers to consider decluttering's role in their lives and when to prioritize personal connections and self-care over the pursuit of simplicity. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://bemorewithless.com/stop-decluttering/ Quotes to ponder: "Decluttering is not about getting rid of stuff, it's about finding confidence in who you are, not what you own." "I know if I wait 30 days before I purchase, I usually won't want it anymore." "It might not be time to stop decluttering but if it is, shift your focus to what will make you feel even more brave, content, vulnerable, joyful, and loving." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3138: In Benjamin Hardy's piece from BenjaminHardy.com, readers are invited to consider the profound impact of daily goal-setting, an activity practiced by only 1% of Americans. Hardy elucidates how dedicating a mere five minutes each day to this practice can significantly alter the trajectory of one’s life, turning aspirations into achievements and separating the extraordinary from the ordinary. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://bettermarketing.pub/1-of-americans-do-this-essential-daily-habit-1c1650724740 Quotes to ponder: "Success is a choice, and so is the level of performance and direction we commit to in our daily lives." "Without clarity of direction and purpose, behavior and motivation become erratic." Episode references: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield: https://a.co/d/fXkD4ka Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3137: Dive into the insightful strategies outlined by Philip Taylor at PTMoney.com on becoming recession-proof. Through a blend of personal finance tips and practical advice, Taylor equips readers with 12 actionable ways to safeguard their financial future against economic downturns. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://ptmoney.com/recession-proof-12-ways/ Quotes to ponder: "Here’s how you and your family can land safely." "Make sure you are generating revenue for your company. Any position can add value." "Health care is now and will be a very hot field for a long time." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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 3136: Erica Layne's insightful article, "Thought Work: The Most Important Work You’ll Ever Do is Learning to Manage Your Mind," illuminates the transformative power of thought work. By mastering the art of managing your thoughts, you unlock a pathway to a more fulfilled and controlled life. Layne offers practical advice on distinguishing yourself from your thoughts, understanding the true source of your feelings, and the liberation found in presence and mindfulness. Read along with the original article(s) here: https://ericalayne.co/thought-work/ Quotes to ponder: "Your thoughts— not your circumstances— determine your feelings." "The more you practice presence, the better you’ll feel." Episode references: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle: https://a.co/d/6dM0ab1 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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