The Voluntary Life: March 2017

26 March 2017

285 Making It All Work


This week's episode is a review of David Allen's book, Making It All Work. This book is about applying principles of productivity beyond work, to life as a whole. The review is a discussion between myself and Chris Stefanick taken from Chris' podcast, Choice Conversations.

Show Notes:
Listen to Episode 285


19 March 2017

284 What The Founder Shows About Entrepreneurship


It is not often that Hollywood makes movies which explore real business challenges. The Founder is a movie about how Ray Kroc created a global restaurant franchise from a small business started by the MacDonald brothers. This podcast episode is about what entrepreneurs can learn from the ideas shown in the movie.

Show Notes:
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11 March 2017

Special Announcement: Brighton Meetup on 1st April 2017


On Saturday 1st April 2017 at 2pm, we are having a social meetup with listeners from The Voluntary Life. We’re going to meet in a bar/restaurant in central Brighton, England. You are warmly invited— I really look forward to meeting you there.

You can find all the details at the Eventbrite event page. Please sign up on the Eventbrite page if you definitely want to come, so that we know how many to expect for the venue. It is free.

Hope to see you in Brighton on the 1st April!

Links:
Listen To The Special Announcement



9 March 2017

283 Minimalism and Parenting (Featuring Hannah Braime)


Does becoming a parent mean giving up a minimalist lifestyle? In this episode Hannah and I discuss our experience of minimalism and parenting. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Baby-wearing as an alternative to prams
  • Co-sleeping as an alternative to cots
  • Breastfeeding and baby-led weaning as alternative to bottle feeding and baby foods
  • Buying second-hand stuff for babies
  • How attachment parenting and respectful parenting fit in with minimalism

Show Notes:

Listen to Episode 283



3 March 2017

282 The Fear That Motivates Me (Sample Hour Interview)


This episode is from a conversation I had recently on The Sample Hour podcast with the host, Drew Sample. We had a wide ranging discussion covering options for living a job free life, productivity, minimalism as a parent, and motivation— including the fear that motivates me.

Show Notes:
Listen To Episode 282