Topics We Explored:
- Why there’s a complex in this culture that work is its own reward and that we don’t need any rest, even though studies show this is absolutely not the case
- Why using your down time – whether that’s for relaxing or having a hobby that you know will pay off in the end – is so crucial for your overall productivity
- How you can tap into what motivates you and use that motivation to drive yourself forward towards happiness and contentment
- What you can do to start combining your personal to-do list with your professional to-do list in order to live a more fulfilling life
“It wasn’t how can our career enable the life that we want, it was how can we build the life that we want, and how does our career enable that first?” – Carey Bentley (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Lifehack Bootcamp
- Deep Work by Cal Newport
- 10% Happier by Dan Harris
- Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
- The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
- Burning Man
- What to Do if You’re Burnt Out (Or Close to It) (Episode 147)
- Monthly Momentum Calls
- “F.A.S.T.” Time Mastery Course
- Courtney Carver: Simplicity Is a Way Back to Yourself (Episode 170)
- How to Referee Your Project Cagematch (and Unveil Your Values and Priorities)
- Effectiveness Is All About Managing Your Time, Energy, and Attention
About Carey and Demir Bentley:
Carey and Demir are the husband and wife team behind Lifehack Bootcamp, the top ranked online productivity company. Their shared mission is helping clients design lifestyles filled with personal freedom. By combining their skillsets, they have shown hundreds of clients techniques to be maximally effective and efficient at work and in their personal lives. They also live and advocate for the digital nomad lifestyle, living up to three months at a time in cities around the globe.
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Charlie why do you talk so much about yourself?
You brought guests on to illuminate a topic but spent the whole podcast trying to get another story in about you. Its just a bit wearing and boring.
Charlie Gilkey says
Thanks for the feedback, Kate. Conversational episodes – jams, as we call them – have more of a back and forth than our interview-centric episodes. Perhaps the ratio on this one was off.
Kimberly Jenkins says
I loved this episode. I’ve repeated the challenges to several people in less than 24 hours, and I’ve had to work hard to think of something fun I’ve always wanted to do… partially because I’ve lived a lot of my dreams and partially because it’s hard to think about prioritizing and finding time for something fun… That is going to take some work. As I listened to Carey and Demir talk about their F.A.S.T. Time Management, I was particularly intrigued by this idea of FOCUS. Can you recommend any resources on FOCUS or have you done any podcasts on it? This is one of my most challenging life hacks. Thanks, Charlie!