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Authenticity, Productivity, and the Four Hour Work Week
In Episode 3, Dustin, Andre, Jonathan, and I discuss authenticity, identity, money, and the Four Hour Work Week.
In this episode, you’ll hear about…
- How important, and unimportant, defining ourselves can be
- Why maybe it’s not a good thing to identify with your job
- Why we don’t need a productivity system when we’re doing what we love
- How money may not solve all our problems
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This Episode’s Panelists
Dustin Wax is the project manager at Stepcase Lifehack. He is also the creator of The Writer’s Technology Companion, a site devoted to the tools of the writing trade. When he’s not writing, he teaches anthropology and gender studies in Las Vegas, NV. He is the author of Don’t Be Stupid: A Guide to Learning, Studying, and Succeeding at College.
Andre Kibbe is the author of Tools for Thought, a blog that explores productivity, creativity and thinking, with an emphasis on the infamous Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology. By day, Andre works as a freelance technology writer based in Los Angeles. He can be reached at akibbe02 AT gmail DOT com.
Jonathan Mead is a graphic designer, idea pusher, the author of Illuminated Mind, and a regular writer for Zen Habits. He writes about uncommon and counter-intuitive ways to improve your life and follow your dreams. He has just released his ebook, Reclaim Your Dreams, which helps people live from their dreams rather than just dreaming them.
Chris Edgar | Purpose Power Coaching says
Thanks for this episode. When you said that people who go into their jobs with a clear goal seem to have more satisfaction, even if the job doesn’t look that pleasant to do from the outside, that reminded me of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s idea in “Flow” that the flow state is only available to us with a clearly defined and achievable goal. He looks at an example of a guy who works on a machine part assembly line, and actually really likes his job because he’s always pushing himself to beat his previous times for assembling his products. — Best, Chris
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J.D. Meier says
I’m a fan of the inside out. If you’re not familiar w/the Golden Circle, you might like it. It’s about focusing on figuring out your “whys” and your “hows” … so you can take your game to any “what’s.” It frees you up from defining yourself by what you do, to why you do.
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