The Voluntary Life: 2014

27 December 2014

187 How To Read More Than 50 Books A Year: Discussion With Hannah Braime

This week's show is a discussion with my lovely wife Hannah Braime about how to read more than 50 books per year (Hannah reads over 100 per year!). Hannah is a life coach and the host of the website Becoming Who You Are. In the episode we talk about why reading matters and share all the hacks we know for getting more reading done.

Show Notes:

21 December 2014

186 Natural Project Planning

As an entrepreneur, I wanted to learn more about the project planning because I needed to delegate and collaborate with others. I now see project planning as integral to getting things done in all areas of life. This episode is my own take on an approach called the natural planning model. These are the three minimal steps I use in planning every project:
  • Naming the outcome
  • Identifying the next action
  • Reviewing each project regularly
If I am stuck on a project, the more detailed planning I do includes:
  • Mindmaps
  • Creating a project documentation template in Evernote
  • Writing down more details about the purpose and mission to clarify this for myself
  • Journaling and brainstorming
  • Identifying project components and milestones
  • Scheduling and programming tasks in a task management app (I use Omnifocus)
Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 186 (20 mins)

12 December 2014

185 How To Set Meaningful Goals For The Year Ahead

For many years I wanted to set meaningful goals for the year ahead, but struggled with the process. I never knew quite where to start and I often felt like I was just making goals up, without any real emotional connection to them. Consequently, I wasn't really committed to my goals and I found the whole process of making annual goals frustrating. I often gave up and didn't bother with the whole thing.

Over time, I've developed a method of setting annual goals as part of my overall productivity systems.  Now that I have a method, I find setting and meeting goals much easier and, best of all, the goal-setting process has many other benefits, regardless of whether I meet a goal. In this episode I explain my method of goal setting. Here is a very short overview of the steps:

  1. Divide up your life into all your Areas Of Responsibility. I have 15 of them with names like Finances, Health, Relationship, Friends, Writing, Podcasting etc.
  2. Make a page for each Area Of Responsibility. I use Evernote, but use whatever works for you.
  3. On each AOR page, work out what this aspect of your life means to you. I do this using Mindmaps, unstructured journalling, and some structured writing (details are in the podcast).
  4. Add a section to each AOR page where you write down all your specific aims: what you want to change, implement, improve, or enhance about this aspect of your life.  For inspiration, review your vision board for each AOR (If you don't know about vision boards see episode 101 on How To Dream Big).
  5. Put all your list of aims together and read through to get an overview of everything you want from all aspects of your life.
  6. From your list, choose 4 or 5 Big Hairy Audacious Goals for the year ahead—whatever you feel most emotionally committed to.
  7. I also choose some Less Hairy goals for the year ahead too.
  8. Set yourself a reminder to review your list of goals regularly throughout the year (at least quarterly).
  9. Tick off the goals as you reach them. Celebrate reaching your goals. Be supportive to yourself- if you only got to 70% of an original goal at year-end, celebrate the 70% win too.
  10. Rinse and repeat at the end of the year.
Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 185 (17 minutes)

7 December 2014

184 Becoming An Entrepreneur: Introduction

This week's episode is an excerpt from the audiobook edition of Becoming an Entrepreneur. If you would like to review the audiobook, get in touch and I will be happy to send you a code to download a review copy from Audible.

If you prefer reading, you can get the ebook and paperback editions on Amazon. The paperback edition is the perfect christmas gift to encourage your friends to become entrepreneurs!

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 184

29 November 2014

183 Financial Independence Part 3: Buy Status Symbols or Buy Your Freedom

This episode is about the main barrier to financial independence: consuming for status instead of investing for wealth. You have a choice: you can either buy status symbols or your can buy financial freedom, but not both. Topics covered in the episode include:

  • Why everything you think about "the rich" is probably wrong
  • How most high income people blow their chance at financial independence
  • How you can buy financial freedom instead of getting caught in the culture of capital consumption

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 183

24 November 2014

182 Financial Independence Part 2: Make, Save, Invest

There are many different routes to financial independence. In past episodes I've interviewed people who have achieved financial independence through extreme saving as a salaried employee. My own route was through entrepreneurship—growing and selling a business. Whichever route you take, you need a strategy to address common challenges. There are three core questions that your plan needs to address:

  • How do you plan to make good money? 
  • How do you plan to save a huge amount of what you make?
  • How do you plan to invest what you have saved? 

In this episode I suggest important things to consider for each of these three components of your plan. As always with money topics, you will need to do your own research. I'm not a financial advisor.

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 182

17 November 2014

181 Financial Independence Part 1: What You Need To Know About Your Money

Understanding your personal finances is crucial if you want to achieve financial independence and gain more freedom in your life. Most people don't learn anything useful about personal finances growing up and are not taught about it in school (I certainly wasn't). It took me a long time to work out what I really need to know about my personal finances. I hope that by sharing what I've learned, I can help you acquire financial literacy faster than I did.  This podcast episode covers the three most important things that you need to get in place immediately:
  • Tracking and categorising of all your expenditure and income
  • Calculating and tracking your net worth
  • Using a budget to stay on track with your financial goals
In the episode I provide an overview of these three topics and explain how you can use personal finance software to help automate the process of tracking them.  As always, you are responsible for your money and you will need to do your own research. I am not a financial advisor.

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 181

8 November 2014

180 A Fearless Inventory Of Your Stuff

We're selling our apartment, selling all our stuff, and leaving England behind to travel the world indefinitely. Really. This means taking minimalism to the next level, since we'll only take with us those few possessions that will fit into two bags that we can fly with. To help with the task of getting rid of so much, I've created an inventory of everything that I own. This is a useful tool that I first heard about from the blog Man Vs Debt and read about in Your Money or Your Life.

I'm convinced that making an inventory of all your stuff can benefit everyone, not just those who plan to sell it all as we do. In this podcast episode, I explain some of the advantages of making an inventory of your stuff. An inventory can help you-

  • get an overview of what you own (most people have lost track of all the stuff they have accumulated)
  • identify the value of your possessions, as part of calculating your net worth.
  • develop a more conscious ownership of your stuff, so that you can get rid of all the clutter that you are not using.
  • make money by selling what you don't need.

I used a dedicated application called Home Inventory to create my inventory. In the podcast I suggest some of the useful things you can do if you use a database or dedicated inventory app.

Show Notes:

Photo: Everything must go. All my stuff, boxed up in 2011 (the last time I moved). 

2 November 2014

179 Automation FTW

Everyone knows that to succeed as an entrepreneur (and just to be productive) you have to learn to delegate. However, in this episode I make the case for why it's preferable to automate a task rather than delegate it, when possible. I provide some examples of how I use automation to help my own productivity, such as:

I also provide links to some resources that I use for learning about automation:

Show Notes:
Episode 108: Three Ways To Delegate

Listen To Episode 179

26 October 2014

178 Upgrading Habits

This episode covers everything I've learned about upgrading my habits to improve my life. Here's a brief summary of the points covered:

  • Habits are the most important demonstration of your character: you are what you do repetitively.
  • By consciously upgrading your habits, you have an opportunity to implement your vision of who you want to be, in your day-to-day life.
  • Habits are powerful because steady persistence always beats the mad dash.
  • Habits dramatically reduce the amount of willpower and brainpower required to get things done. Once you have implemented a habit and can do it on autopilot, you conserve willpower and brainpower, helping you get more done.
  • Habits are easiest to adopt when they are simple to understand, when you minimise any friction at the start of the action, when there are clear environmental triggers that tell your unconscious to start the habit, and when you have feedback (rewards) for completion.
  • I recommend the use of a habit tracking app like In the podcast, I provide some examples of  habits that I am currently working on and describe how I use this app to help me implement them.
  • The episode covers the best books to read more about habits (listed in the show notes below) and I talk about many of the tips that I've gathered from these resources.

Show Notes:

17 October 2014

177 The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises Part 2

Why is there a lot of resentment towards entrepreneurs among intellectuals, white collar workers, extended members of successful business families, and artists? This episode is Part 2 of a discussion of "The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality" by Ludwig Von Mises.  In this episode, I explain Mises' own theories about resentment towards entrepreneurs from specific groups.

Show Notes
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises (free ebook)
Becoming An Entrepreneur by Jake Desyllas

Listen to Episode 177

10 October 2014

176 The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises Part 1

Why do some people hate entrepreneurs? This episode explores some answers to this question put forward by Ludwig Von Mises in "The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality".

Show Notes
The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality by Ludwig Von Mises (free ebook)
Becoming An Entrepreneur by Jake Desyllas

Listen to Episode 176

3 October 2014

175 The Culture of Entrepreneurship

In this podcast episode, I outline the mindset that is most conducive to becoming a successful entrepreneur.  This mindset is the culture of entrepreneurship. I provide a contrast with the culture of politics, to show what's special about the culture of entrepreneurship.

Show Notes:

25 September 2014

174 Fail-Safe Investing Part 2

This is part 2 of my review of Harry Browne's book Fail-Safe Investing. It contains a discussion of the rest of Harry Browne's rules for financial safety:
Rule #11: Create a bulletproof portfolio for protection.
Rule #12: Speculate only with money you can afford to lose.
Rule #13: Keep some assets outside the country in which you live.
Rule #14: Use tax reduction accounts.
Rule #15: Enjoy yourself with a budget for pleasure.
Rule #16: When in doubt, err on the side of safety.

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 174

19 September 2014

173 Fail-Safe Investing Part 1

This episode is the first in a two part review of my favourite investment book, Fail-Safe Investing by Harry Browne. In this episode I discuss the background to this investing approach and provide an overview of Harry's top 10 rules of financial safety:

Rule #1: Your career provides your wealth.
Rule #2: Don't assume you can replace your wealth.
Rule #3: Recognize the difference between investing and speculating.
Rule #4: No one can predict the future.
Rule #5: No one can move you in and out of investments consistently with precise and profitable timing.
Rule #6: No trading system will work as well in the future as it did in the past.
Rule #7: Don't use leverage.
Rule #8: Don't let anyone make your decisions.
Rule #9: Don't ever do anything you don't understand.
Rule #10: Don't depend on any one investment, institution, or person for your safety

Show Notes:

14 September 2014

172 Personal Finances Vs Other Personal Development Goals

There are many aspects of life that you can work to improve, in order to create the life you want. In this episode, I make the case for prioritising your personal finances, before focussing on other personal development goals.

Listen to Episode 172 

4 September 2014

171 From Million Dollar House To Tiny Home: Interview With Jacki Rigoni

This episode is an interview with Jacki Rigoni, who blogs at Post-Consumer Life.  Jacki and her husband realised that their million dollar house was really just a million dollars of mortgage debt which they would have to work like crazy to pay off until the age of 75. So they decided to sell the house, get rid of the debt, buy a plot of land, build their own tiny home, and live off-grid. Listen to the episode to hear Jacki describe her inspiring story.

Listen to Episode 171

31 August 2014

170 Asset Protection and Internationalization: An Interview With Bobby Casey

This episode is an interview with Bobby Casey, founder of Global Wealth Protection and many other internationalization businesses. Bobby talks about his own background as an entrepreneur, how he became interested in the internationalisation field, and his life as a perpetual traveler. He explains some of the key ideas of asset protection, such as the role of offshore trusts and companies. He also discusses the opportunities for establishing residency in different countries for tax benefits, as a place to live and in some cases to gain a second citizenship.

Listen To Episode 170 

23 August 2014

169 Two Crucial Questions

An episode about two inter-related questions that are crucial to your happiness in life:
  • How will you achieve financial security and/or independence?
  • How will you find fulfilment?
It's your responsibility to find your own answers to these questions, repeatedly throughout your life. Nobody can answer them for you. This episode provides some suggestions about how to think about these questions, to help you develop a more conscious strategy to address them.

Show Notes:
Episode 124 Four Ways To Quit The Rat Race
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Dan Pink

Listen to Episode 169

17 August 2014

168 Win-Win Negotiation Part 3: Resolving Disputes

This episode is about the most powerful technique I know for overcoming deadlock in negotiations and resolving disputes, both in business and in personal relationships. The technique involves a very straightforward concept that everyone understands, but it is often ignored or usually only tried when it is already too late.

Show Notes
Previous episodes on Negotiation

Listen to Episode 168

7 August 2014

167 Radical Personal Finance Interview: The Permanent Portfolio

Joshua Sheats invited me onto the Radical Personal Finance podcast to discuss the Permanent Portfolio investment strategy for individual private investors. In this episode we talk about many aspects of the PP strategy including:
  • my own reasons for choosing this investment strategy
  • the design of the portfolio
  • the philosophy behind the approach
  • strengths and weaknesses of the PP

Show Notes:
As always regarding investment, do your own research. I am not a financial advisor and this isn't advice, it's my own experience and opinions. My intention is to encourage you to think for yourself.

Listen to Episode 167

30 July 2014

166 Retired at 33: Interview with Justin from Root of Good

Justin retired at the age of 33. He writes about his journey to financial independence on his blog Root of Good. In this interview, he discusses his path to financial independence from intensive saving. Topics covered include:

  • Saving all salary increases and avoiding lifestyle inflation
  • Cost-effective housing, transport and food choices
  • The importance of having agreement with your spouse towards your financial goals
  • Children and financial independence

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 166

23 July 2014

165 Radical Personal Finance Interview: The Positive Power of Entrepreneurship

Joshua from Radical Personal Finance Podcast invited me on his show to talk about entrepreneurship. We talked about learning entrepreneurial skills, voluntary versus compulsory education, the importance of selling in life, the ethical nature of business, and the positive power of entrepreneurship.

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 165

17 July 2014

164 We Plan To Retire At 30: Interview with Mike and Lauren

Mike and Lauren have average-income jobs, no big inheritance or bonuses, and they plan to retire at the age of 30. They share all the facts about their journey to financial independence on their youtube channel. In this interview, they talk about the practicalities of intensive saving, the challenges of making unconventional life choices, and their dream to sail around the world.

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 164

9 July 2014

163 Thinking Like An Entrepreneur: Discussion With Jeffrey Tucker

Jeffrey Tucker interviewed me about my book Becoming an Entrepreneur. We discuss how to think like an entrepreneur and the amazing potential of entrepreneurship, both for personal growth and for a better world. Jeffrey is the founder and Chief Liberty Officer of, Distinguished Fellow of FEE, head of, and founder of

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 163 

5 July 2014

162 Spend Little, Save More, Travel the World: Interview with Go Curry Cracker

This episode is an interview with Jeremy and Winnie, authors of the blog Go Curry Cracker. In the interview, Jeremy and Winnie share their inspiring journey to financial independence through intensive saving. They describe the lifestyle choices that enabled them to retire early in their 30s and travel the world.

Listen to Episode 162

25 June 2014

161 Review of Built To Sell by John Warrillow

This episode is a review of the book Built to Sell by John Warrillow. The book is about how to sell a business, including how to transform your business to make it sellable.

In this review, I discuss a central idea of the book: productising your services so that the business can work without you (the entrepreneur). I compare this with Michael Gerber's idea of creating a "franchise prototype" and the idea in my own book of  "making yourself redundant" using proceduralisation and standardisation.

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 161

20 June 2014

160 Choice Conversations Interview: Financial Freedom and More

This episode is a conversation I had with Chris Stefanick on his podcast Choice Conversations. We planned to talk about financial freedom, but ended up covering many topics including childhood influences, entrepreneurship, different approaches to investment, and much more!

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 160 

14 June 2014

159 Life Without Politics

A podcast episode about the potential of life, and society, without politics.

Show Notes

6 June 2014

158 Entrepreneurship is Embarrassing And That's OK

A podcast episode about how becoming an entrepreneur can be pretty embarrassing, and how that's ok.

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 158

29 May 2014

157 How To Go Paperless Part 2

This episode is the second part of a series on how to go paperless. It explains how to digitise your paper books using destructive book scanning.

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 157

23 May 2014

156 How To Unleash Your Creative Thinking

This podcast episode presents a range of techniques to support your creative thinking.  Some of the techniques covered are outlined below:

  • The focussed journalling technique called extraordinary time is great for thinking creatively about challenges in life. 
  • Another productive method of focussed journalling is the use of regular creative review questions for supporting ongoing creative thinking. 
  • The practice of noting and reviewing someday/maybe projects nurtures your dreams and helps you turn them into plans.
  • Affirmations help you to be the best version of yourself by reminding yourself of what you have committed to do and who you are committed to be.
  • Various other techniques are presented in the podcast, many of which come from the creative review part of the weekly review in GTD (Getting Things Done). 

Show Notes

Listen to Episode 156 

14 May 2014

155 Review of A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel

This week's podcast episode is a discussion of Burton Malkiel's famous investment book "A Random Walk Down Wall Street". Malkiel's key point is that stock market prices are inherently unpredictable. He further argues that investment advisor techniques such as technical analysis and fundamental analysis cannot be used to reliably beat market averages. In light of this, he recommends the alternative approach of passive investment.
In the podcast, I summarise the contents of the book, discuss the main arguments, outline some criticisms, and suggest other books and ideas that may be of interest.

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 155

8 May 2014

154 How To Stay On Top With A Weekly Review

This episode is about a technique for staying on top of all your commitments known as the weekly review. It helps you get a handle on all your commitments, decide what you want and don't want to do with your time and maintain all aspects of your life in working order. The idea for this technique comes from the Getting Things Done approach to personal productivity, but you can adapt it to your own purposes even if you don't practice GTD. Topics covered in the episode include:
  • The three parts to a weekly review: a clear review (discussed in the episode mental decluttering), a current review (this episode) and a creative review (future episode).
  • The value of identifying areas of responsibility in your life and reviewing them each week
  • How to get an overview of all live projects, including urgency and importance
  • The review of each live project and the importance of identifying next actions.
  • The use of agendas and waiting lists for all the people in your life
  • The Calendar review and weekly plan of tasks and decisions
Show Notes:

4 May 2014

153 Your Own Moral Compass Part 3

Part three in a series on developing your own independent moral compass. Here is a summary of the ideas covered:
  • Moral behaviour evolved as an evolutionary adaptation to gain the advantages of the division of labour that come from peaceful cooperation.
  • The act of peaceful communication logically contains and implies the criteria for moral rules.
  • There are four rules for avoiding conflict over scarce resources that are valid according to the criteria of universality, logical coherence and non-contradiction by behaviour.
  • The rules are inherent in the nature of peaceful communication and can't be argued against without self-contradiction.
  • Rule 1: Each individual has exclusive control of his or her own physical body.
  • Rule 2:  The exclusive control of a previously unowned scarce resource belongs to the first person to "homestead" the resource.
  • Rule 3:  The exclusive control of a newly produced scarce object belongs to the person to created the object (as long as they owned the component resources that they made it from).
  • Rule 4:  Justly acquired control over scarce resources can be given away or traded by voluntary agreement.
  • These four rules together comprise the non-aggression principle.
Protecting yourself from straightforward aggression is a practical matter. Protecting yourself from aggression that is disguised with bogus moral justifications is more complex: you need your own moral compass to avoid confusion. The purpose of this series has been to outline the principles necessary to reconstruct valid moral rules for yourself, so that you are not duped by bogus moral justifications.

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 153

25 April 2014

152 Your Own Moral Compass Part 2

Part two in a series on developing your own independent moral compass. Four criteria are outlined that can be used to assess whether any law or rule of behaviour is moral. The criteria discussed are:
  1. Enables conflict avoidance regarding scarce resources
  2. Universal
  3. Logically coherent
  4. Actions always speak louder than words (any rule can't involve a so-called performative contradiction)
Listen to Episode 152

17 April 2014

151 Your Own Moral Compass

An episode about developing your own independent moral compass. Topics covered:

  • The huge influence of morality and moral arguments.
  • Examples of different approaches to morality.
  • The real purpose of shared moral rules.
  • The benefits of developing your own moral compass.

Listen to Episode 151

14 April 2014

150 Becoming an Entrepreneur

An episode about my new book Becoming an Entrepreneur: How to Find Freedom and Fulfillment as a Business Owner. Topics covered include:

  • First reviews of the book from readers. 
  • What the book is about and why I wrote it. 
  • The process of writing and self-publishing, including my struggles along the way. 
  • My experiment in crowdsourcing feedback with "beta-readers" from TVL listeners. 
  • Future plans. 

If you would like to review the book on Amazon, or your blog, or your podcast, or anywhere visible, I will happily give you a review copy. Just write to me at jake [at] thevoluntarylife [dot] com and ask for a review copy.

Show Notes:

4 April 2014

149 Career Breaks and Travel: Interview with Pete Blacow

Pete Blacow has taken two career breaks to travel the world. In this episode he shares his experience of long-term travel and taking time out from working. Topics covered include the practical issues of taking a career break, the pros and cons of long-term travel, and Pete's recommendations for anyone interested in travelling the world.

Show Notes
Listen To Episode 149

31 March 2014

148 Mental Decluttering

This episode is about freeing your mind by decluttering all your mental baggage on a regular basis. Topic covered include:
  • The benefits of going on an information and media diet
  • The importance of having a trusted system for how to declutter your mind and control the information buildup around you.
  • The role of a weekly clear-out, as part of a weekly review 
  • Applying the "inbox-zero" approach beyond email to digital inboxes, physical inboxes, social inboxes, and life in general.
Show Notes

19 March 2014

147 Out Of The Box Interview: Financial Freedom and Personal Development

Comedian Rosie Tran (@FunnyRosie) interviews financial freedom advocate, investor, and host of The Voluntary Life Podcast, Jake Desyllas (@thevoluntary). They discuss the various ways to escape the rat race. Jake talks about the different techniques he has discovered, including unjobbing, extreme saving, business ownership, investing, and more. Also, in depth discussion on the importance of personal and self development in the process of financial freedom.

Listen to Episode 147

13 March 2014

146 Freedom Lovin' Interview: Living In Mexico

This episode is an interview that I did with Kevin Koskella from Freedom Lovin podcast. Kevin and I talk about expat life in Mexico: the pros, cons and experiences.

Listen to Episode 146

7 March 2014

145 Win-Win Negotiation Part 2: Strength and Value

Part 2 in a series on win-win negotiation. This episode explains the process of principled negotiation and answers two key questions for any negotiation:
  • What determines your negotiating strength? 
  • How do you create value in a negotiation? 
Show Notes
Listen to Episode 145 

26 February 2014

144 Win-Win Negotiation Part 1: Communication

Part 1 of a series on win-win negotiation. This episode covers communication as an integral part of negotiation. Jake highlights some useful techniques from psychology to help you communicate productively in negotiations.

Show Notes

7 February 2014

143 Breaking From Your Parents: Interview With Daniel Mackler

An interview with Daniel Mackler about his new book Breaking From Your Parents. Daniel talks about why he chose to tackle this taboo subject, based on his own personal experience and that of many others. The interview was recorded in January 2014, and the book has since been released. 

Show Notes:
Breaking from Your Parents ebook by Daniel Mackler 
Daniel's videos on confronting your parents Part 1 and part 2 

1 February 2014

142 Extraordinary Time: An Interview With Augusto Pinaud

An interview with Augusto Pinaud about the concept of Extrodinary Time. Augusto is the author of 10 books including 25 Tips for Productivity. In this episode he explains his technique of devoting dedicated time to working on extraordinary challenges. He provides inspiring suggestions for how to push yourself beyond the comfort zone of doing good work and get to truly great work.

Show Notes:

26 January 2014

141 No More Waiting For The Epic Fairy

"Most people think that they need to be tapped on the shoulder by the Epic Fairy if they ever hope to be epic, or if they're ever going to have the audacity to do something truly epic. But it's not true. Want to be epic? Just do epic shit. There's nothing else to it." Johnny Truant

An episode about ideas to help you make a habit of doing epic things.

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 141

New About Page and new video: Four Ways To Quit The Rat Race

Here's a quick update about two new resources. I've finally put an About Page on the website, do check it out at Also, the video of my talk from Libertopia 2013 is now available:

The audio of this talk was released as Episode 124 in the podcast feed.

Here are links mentioned in the video:
Michael Fogler's book Un-Jobbing
Linda Breen Pierce's book Choosing Simplicity
Elliot Hulse
Your Money or Your Life
Amy Dacyczyn's book The Complete Tightwad Gazette
Early Retirement Extreme blog and book
Mr Money Moustache
Introduction to the Permanent Portfolio
Smart Passive Income
Tim Ferriss' blog and book The 4-Hour Workweek
Laura Roeder
Derek Sivers' book Anything You Want
Podcast Episode 124

18 January 2014

140 A World Of Entrepreneurs

This episode provides some thoughts on common objections to entrepreneurship. Topics covered include:

  • The myth of an entrepreneur "personality type".
  • Entrepreneurship as a personal development programme that can benefit anyone
  • The possibility of a world where everyone is an entrepreneur

6 January 2014

139 How To Build Your Network

This episode is about how to develop and strengthen your network of business contacts. The ideas discussed are also relevant for friendships. Topic covered include:
  • Following Through on Commitments
  • Responding in Time
  • Making Introductions
  • Referrals and Recommendations
  • Acts of Kindness and Helpfulness
Show Notes
Photo Credit: Paul Watson

Listen to Episode 139