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The Darius Foroux Show: Master Your Productivity. Master Your Life.

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A podcast about productivity, habits, decision making, and wealth building. Hosted by Darius Foroux, a 7X author, teacher, and entrepreneur who's ideas have been featured in TIME, NBC, Fast Company, Inc., Observer, and many more publications.
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How The World Can See You As An Authority

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How The World Can See You As An Authority
If you truly want to help a lot of people, you still need to be mindful of the principles of persuasion. No one trusts a doctor who shows up in a skater outfit. But if a skater puts on a white lab coat and carries a doctor bag, we instantly think it’s a doctor. So skills matter. But perception matters too. That's the power of authority. And on this episode, I talk about how to create it. More tips: https://dariusforoux.com/authority/ Sponsored by my course, http://digitalbusiness.school - Registration will open on March 29!
16:30
March 22, 2021
The Key To Building A Sustainable Business
On this episode, I talk about why repeat customers are so essential for a business. Sponsored by my course, http://digitalbusiness.school - Registration will open on March 29!
12:08
March 15, 2021
Stoic Investing During Market Downturns
On this episode, I talk about how I invest during a market downturn. Stocks have been very volatile recently. And I also share some lessons from Stoicism that can be useful right now. Learn more about Stoic Investing: https://dariusforoux.com/stoic-investing/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit http://knowable.fyi/subscribe and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off.
16:55
March 8, 2021
How To Be Your Own Life Coach
I'm not a fan of life coaching. I think you're better off coaching yourself. After all, you'll be always around to do that. On this episode, I share 4 tips for maximizing your own potential. Here's the article I talked about in the beginning: https://dariusforoux.com/hiring-a-coach/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit http://knowable.fyi/subscribe and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off
13:04
March 1, 2021
When To Start With Investing
"When do I start with investing?" It's a challenge many of us face. We see all these attractive investment opportunities and we want to jump at them. But is it the right time for you? In this episode, I talk about how I approach this challenge. Learn more about the 4 phases of personal finance: https://dariusforoux.com/personal-finance-guide/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit https://knowable.fyi?fpr=darius and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off.
13:08
February 15, 2021
The 90/10 rule of investing: Why systems make you a better investor
On this episode, I talk about my 90/10 rule of investing. It's part of my Stoic Path to Wealth system. And I use it to invest more actively in the stock market. It also helps me to avoid the risk of getting wiped out! Learn more about my investing strategy: https://dariusforoux.com/stoic-path-to-wealth/ --- This episode is brought to you by Knowable, a new platform that offers audio courses from the world’s best minds straight to your devices. What I love about Knowable is that it’s short-form like a podcast, and at the same time deep dive like an audiobook. If you’re into learning new skills and ideas from great people, you’ll love this app. My audience gets an annual membership to Knowable for an additional 20% off. To get instant access to all their audio courses, visit https://knowable.fyi?fpr=darius and use the code DARIUS for an additional 20% off.
19:04
February 8, 2021
Total Recall #3: Favorite Books On Learning
In this episode, Mohnish Soundararajan and I share our favorite books on learning. While these books are not necessarily about learning, we’ve found them super useful. Darius’ picks: Mastery by George Leonard - https://amzn.to/3dPfaUg How to Read a Book by Mortimer Adler - https://amzn.to/35mjAOF Zen In The Art Of Writing by Ray Bradbury - https://amzn.to/3jljg7R Mohnish’s picks Mastery by Robert Greene - https://amzn.to/2HniVEI The 4-Hour Chef by Tim Ferriss - https://amzn.to/3m9WIZw The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene - https://amzn.to/34iJsM0 My course, Procrastinate Zero 2, is open for registration until Sunday, October 25 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time. Join here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 Get How to Take Notes at the Speed of Light System by Mohnish Soundararajan for FREE: https://www.mohnish.net/book
01:03:11
October 22, 2020
Total Recall #2: How To Take Notes More Effectively
In this episode, Mohnish Soundararajan and I talk about a note-taking system that’s easy and useful. With this system, you’ll be able to recall more of what you learn. My course, Procrastinate Zero 2, is open for registration until Sunday, October 25 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time. Join here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 Get How to Take Notes at the Speed of Light System by Mohnish Soundararajan for FREE: https://www.mohnish.net/book
48:10
October 21, 2020
Total Recall #1: How to Improve The ROI of Learning
Welcome to a new podcast series. Over the next three episodes, my guest, Mohnish Soundararajan, and I will share our tips for getting the most out of your learning efforts. Enjoy! My course, Procrastinate Zero 2, is open for registration until Sunday, October 25 at 11:55 PM Pacific Time. Join here: https://members.dariusforoux.com/procrastinate-zero-2 Get How to Take Notes at the Speed of Light System by Mohnish Soundararajan for FREE: https://www.mohnish.net/book
01:03:24
October 20, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #7: How to boost your profit
A digital business should be profitable. In this episode, I share several techniques that will instantly boost profit. This was the last episode in the Digital Entrepreneurship series. I hope you found this useful! Check out http://digitalbusiness.school to learn more about my course.
17:07
September 5, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #6: Pricing your products
Picking the right price for your products is one of the most difficult things about digital entrepreneurship. In this episode, I talk about the different factors that influence your prices. I also share a strategy I use to pick the right price. http://digitalbusiness.school
16:20
September 4, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #5: Should you use social media?
I don't use social media to grow my digital business. In this episode, I ramble about why that is. I also talk about why social media can be useful. It's just not for everyone. http://digitalbusiness.school
22:05
September 3, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #4: How to build an audience (without sleazy tactics)
In this episode, I share how I've built an audience of 500K readers for my blog. It doesn't involve social media or using sleazy tactics. Hope you find it useful. http://digitalbusiness.school
18:59
September 2, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #3: Lessons for building an MVP
In this episode, I share how you can build a minimum viable product. http://digitalbusiness.school
20:07
September 1, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #2: How to get an edge in the market
How can you stand out in a crowded digital market? In this episode, I talk about a technique you can use to get an edge. http://digitalbusiness.school
20:12
August 31, 2020
Digital Entrepreneurship #1: What are profitable business ideas?
What are some profitable online business ideas? In this episode, I share honest ways you can build a business and earn a living. http://digitalbusiness.school
25:17
August 30, 2020
Introducing The Digital Entrepreneurship Series
Welcome to a new format of The Darius Foroux Show! From now on, I'm publishing a series of episodes that will have a different theme every time. For the first series, I'm covering how you can start an online business. I just introduced my new course, http://digitalbusiness.school, and in this series, I'll share some of the content with you. Here's what you can expect from the episodes: 1. What are profitable business ideas? 2. How to get an edge in the market 3. Lessons for building an MVP 4. How to build an audience (without sleazy tactics) 5. Should you use social media? 6. Pricing your products 7. How to boost your profit All episodes will be released this week. I hope you find it useful!
14:25
August 30, 2020
The Importance Of Having A Sounding Board
On this episode, I talk about why it’s so important to test your ideas before you pursue them. When you go to people you trust with your ideas, you can test the validity of the things you’re thinking about. And testing can save you a lot of time, money, and energy. Want to talk about this article or any other topic that’s on your mind? Join The Sounding Board, a private community for lifelong learners. I started this community to support, mentor, and connect with likeminded people. Join now: https://soundingboard.community
16:23
July 9, 2020
Curiosity: The Key To A Long Life
On this episode, I have a stomach bug, and I talk about why curiosity is the key to a long life. I also talk about avoiding busyness because that’s the biggest obstacle to staying curious. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/curiosity/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partner and Essential Resource: Bluehost—There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost After you signed up, email me on dariusforoux@gmail.com, and I’ll share my Wordpress plugins with you!
10:43
July 6, 2020
Don’t Change Your Tool—Change Your Purpose
On this episode, I talk about how you can create a career that's fulfilling. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/change-your-purpose/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partners and Essential Resources: **Bluehost** There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost After you signed up, email me on dariusforoux@gmail.com, and I’ll share my Wordpress plugins with you! **Audible** When I drive, walk, or bike, I like to listen to audiobooks with Audible. Maybe you miss some information, but studies have shown that audiobooks are also effective in acquiring knowledge. Get 2 free audiobooks: https://dariusforoux.com/audible
16:10
June 29, 2020
5 Personality Traits That Make You Mentally Tough
On this episode, I talk about 5 key personality traits that help you to build mental toughness. It's based on a study I recently found. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/mental-toughness-personality-traits/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partners and Essential Resources: **Bluehost** There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost After you signed up, email me on dariusforoux@gmail.com, and I’ll share my Wordpress plugins with you! **Audible** When I drive, walk, or bike, I like to listen to audiobooks with Audible. Maybe you miss some information, but studies have shown that audiobooks are also effective in acquiring knowledge. Get 2 free audiobooks: https://dariusforoux.com/audible
19:41
June 22, 2020
The Law Of Momentum: How To Become Unstoppable
On this episode, I talk about the law of momentum and why it’s essential in our lives. This is the key principle I used to build my blog. Enjoy! Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/the-law-of-momentum/ Thanks for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, feel free to join my newsletter to get insights I only share with subscribers: https://dariusforoux.com/newsletter/ ----------- The Darius Foroux Show Partner and Essential Resource: Bluehost (63% off) There are a lot of hosting companies. I recommend Bluehost because they are reliable, fast, and accommodate bloggers very well. I’ve asked them to auto-install WordPress for everyone who signs up with my link. And you get 63% off. Claim the 63% off: https://dariusforoux.com/bluehost Want to learn more about my blogging strategy? Check out my guide: https://dariusforoux.com/how-to-start-a-blog/
12:16
June 16, 2020
How Do People Become Wealthy?
I share a few updates about the blog and content. Plus, I talk about my latest article on becoming wealthy: https://dariusforoux.com/wealthy/
12:36
May 11, 2020
Writing As A Career with Scott H. Young
On this episode, I invited Scott H. Young to talk about writing and blogging as a career. We talked about self-awareness, getting started as a blogger, writing articles, book publishing, and what a day looks like when you’re working from home. Enjoy! Learn more about Scott: http://scotthyoung.com Learn more about Work First here: http://members.dariusforoux.com/work-first
01:03:11
April 30, 2020
Why Working From Home Is So Hard
Why is it that remote work and working from home is so hard? I’ve been doing research for the past month. I received a lot of input from my students. In this episode, I talk about the reasons it’s so hard. Just the awareness will help you to get better at working from home. Learn more about Work First here: http://members.dariusforoux.com/work-first
26:06
April 26, 2020
A Conversation With Derek Sivers
I’ve been following Derek Sivers since 2014. He’s a writer, speaker, programmer, musician, blogger, and more. He’s also the founder of CD Baby, a platform for independent musicians. On this episode, Derek and I talk about being meta-considerate, speaking your mind, being alone, knowing when to move on, focusing on one thing, saying no to everything else, playing to win, avoiding burn-out, and why changing your mind is Derek’s favorite thing in the world. Learn more about Derek here: http://sivers.org/about Read the full transcript of this conversation here: https://dariusforoux.com/derek-sivers ----------- Thanks for listening! My ebook, The Road To Better Habits, is available now free: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits
01:31:25
April 12, 2020
Keep Calm and Work From Home
A few practical thoughts on the coronavirus, working from home, and adapting your productivity strategy. Links I mentioned: Why All Those ‘Working From Home’ Tips Are Not Working: https://dariusforoux.com/working-from-home-tips/ Daily Rituals by Mason Curry: https://amzn.to/33nMX1D ----------- Thanks for listening! My latest ebook, The Road To Better Habits, is now free: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits
13:25
March 16, 2020
Try It
Are you currently working on something? Or are you thinking about making an important decision? Try it! Avoid just thinking about things. At some point, we must take action. On this episode, I share my philosophy about this topic and how I try things all the time. If you're interested in joining my online class, Effective Writing, check out the registration page: http://members.dariusforoux.com/effective-writing
13:20
March 6, 2020
Why I Stopped Uploading New Episodes
Hey! I'm back with a new episode about why I stopped uploading new episodes. Listen to this for thoughts about work, focus, and being useful. Get a free 30-day trial for Audible: https://bit.ly/2TjbXm0 Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
17:48
February 25, 2020
Discussing The Findings Of The Biggest Study On Procrastination
I recently conducted a survey on my newsletter. 2,219 people participated. With 88% of the workforce admitting that they procrastinate at least one hour a day, it’s safe to say this is a widespread issue. This result is also in stark contrast with previous research that showed 25% - 75% of people procrastinate. It's more common than we assume. On this episode, I discuss the findings, give more background about the study, and talk about why we procrastinate. Here's a link to the study and the slide deck:http://dariusforoux.com/procrastination-study ---- Get 30% off Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/darius Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
22:01
June 17, 2019
How I Slow Down Time
Do you know that feeling of being so busy that time flies with a blink of an eye? We’re so busy with all kinds of things—work, friends, going out, holidays, etc. But being busy is not a good thing at all. On this episode, I discuss my article Why I Stopped Being Busy (https://dariusforoux.com/being-busy/) and how I slow down time. I hope you find it useful. Get 30% off Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/darius Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
07:25
June 14, 2019
What I've Learned In 2019 + Update
Thank you for listening and subscribing to my podcast! I appreciate the support and I'm committed to delivering more value to you. It’s been a while since I did an episode about the things I’ve recently learned. So on this episode, I’m back at it again. I also share what I’ve learned from experimenting with video and audio over the last few months. I hope you enjoy the episode. Get 30% off Blinkist: https://blinkist.com/darius Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
14:20
June 6, 2019
Practicing Stoicism With Jonas Salzgeber
On this episode, I invited Jonas Salzgeber, author of The Little Book Of Stoicism, to join me. We talk about how we can use stoic ideas to live better. We also talk about creating things. Too often, we think “that’s already been done” when we want to write a book, create an app, or start a business. But that shouldn’t hold us back. Jonas’ first book became a best-seller on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WdeD9e. He’s a good example of how hard work pays off. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
01:00:30
May 29, 2019
Rick Smith: Building A Billion Dollar Company, Challenging The Status Quo, And Changing An Industry
Rick is the founder of Taser. He started the company in his garage. And now, it’s valued at 3 billion dollars. On this episode, we talk about how he started the company, dealt with failure, and his mission to change the world. He just published a book called The End Of Killing (https://amzn.to/2JBxfZZ). In the book, he shares a roadmap to a safer future. Rick is a highly driven individual. And I enjoyed talking to him. He brings a lot of value on this episode. Enjoy! Learn more about Rick: www.axonrick.com ----------- P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: http://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/
01:09:39
May 21, 2019
The Power of Compounding
Are you working on a lot of things? Is your attention not on one thing? There’s a big chance that you will not achieve the best possible results. Or worse: You might fail if you try to achieve many things at the same time The reason is simple: Most of us believe that success happens all at once. Real life is different. Keller and Papasan put it well: “Success is sequential, not simultaneous.” Things add up. You learn one skill. Then another. You finish one project. Then another. Over time, your accomplishments add up to form an impressive feat. This is especially true for money. Most people earned their money over time. Few people make a big financial splash. Warren Buffett is the perfect example of sequential success. You can achieve big things with small actions, that build up over time. In this video, I explain how Buffet’s net worth grew exponentially over the years due to a simple concept: The Power of Compounding. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework you can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
13:08
April 30, 2019
How to Read 100 Books A Year
Does your reading list keep growing? Did you buy books that you’ve never read? It might be time to cross more books from your list this year than ever. If you’re reading less than you want, you’re not the only one. A few years ago, I looked at my Goodreads page and noticed that I had read only five books that year. That realization frustrated me. I love books, but since I graduated college in 2011, I’d been reading fewer books every single year. My work and life got in the way of reading as much as I wanted. Why read 100 books in a year? You read because you want to learn from other people’s experience. Otto von Bismarck put it best: “Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others.” If you want to get anywhere in this world, you need to educate yourself, and to educate yourself you need to read—a lot. In this week’s video, I show you how I read 100 books using these 5 tactics: 1. Buy In Bulk: It costs money to buy books, and it costs you time to read them — I’m assuming you have both if you’re reading this. Everyone can make time. And if you don’t have money, find a way to make or save money. 2. A(always) B(e) R(eading): I read a minimum of 1 hour per day on weekdays and even more during the weekend and holidays. Find a way to read around your schedule and your life situation. Don’t make excuses like you’re tired or too busy. 3. Read Relevant Books Only: Have you ever read a book that’s supposedly amazing and you don’t get it? Well, read books that are close to what’s going on in your life. There’s a book for everything you can think off. 4. Read Multiple Books Simultaneously: There are no rules to reading so you can do whatever you want. At times, I’m reading 5 books at once. I might read 50 pages of one book in the morning and then read another book in the afternoon. 5. Retain The Knowledge: Knowledge is only good if you use it. To retain knowledge, you need a system that helps you do that. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
13:38
April 25, 2019
How To Set Yourself Free From The Money Trap
You don’t need to be rich to be free or independent. Too many of us are held captive by money. Rich AND poor are both consumed by it. But that’s not freedom. That’s the money trap. On this episode, I share 2 tips that will help you break free from the money trap. To get over your fear of money, you need to do two things: 1. Acquire income producing skills 2. Save as much as you can You’re free to do any type of work you want. And when you have valuable skills and always improve yourself, you will never be out of work. In contrast, if you have a job, and become too loyal to that job, you forget about yourself. You _always_ work for yourself. Never forget that. You are responsible e for your own career. And you need to think about yourself first. I prefer to have an employee like that to someone who always does what they are told. The former is always trying to grow, the latter accepts the status quo. And then finally, save your money so you can quit any job you have. That’s freedom. You work because it’s you _want_ to make yourself useful. Not because you have to. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
13:44
April 22, 2019
Price’s Law Explained: Why Only A Few People Get The Majority Of Rewards
Price’s law is something that can truly change the outcome of your life and career. It can make you or BREAK you. On this episode, I explain why that is and how you can use it to become successful. The rule says: 50% of the work is done by the square root of the total number of people who participate in the work. I didn’t know about Price’s law until recently when I watched a lecture by Dr. Jordan Peterson, psychology professor, and author of 12 Rules For Life (https://amzn.to/2Iodkgf). Understanding the underlying idea of Price’s law can make your life a lot easier. Look at your current profession. Are you in a position to create substantial value? If the answer is no, move on to a different place where you CAN. Become very good at what you do. That’s the only way you can provide value. We must be realistic. There are no shortcuts. It takes time to be good—let alone be great. When you provide more value, you feel better, plus you’ll earn more. Not a bad side-effect of doing great work. Look, life is not symmetric nor linear. Only a few people in every domain are responsible for half of the results. Hence, find the domain YOU can be the important minority — you’ll also get the majority of the benefits. Then, let me know if your life isn’t better. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework your can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
09:51
April 18, 2019
Skill Stacking: These 5 Skills Increase Your Odds Of Career Success
One of the best strategies to build a career is to acquire valuable skills. I learned about this concept from How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. He calls this concept Talent Stacking (I don’t like the word talent because it implies nature, I prefer skill because it implies nurture), and writes: “Successwise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one.” You simply have more chance of career success if you have more skills. Think about it. If you’re a one-trick pony, your opportunities are limited. But if you have multiple skills, you’re simply more valuable. And that’s what career success is ultimately about. It comes down to value. How much value can you give to people or organizations? “What Skills Will Make Me More Valuable?” 1. Productivity—My whole blog’s focus is on productivity for one reason: When you’re a person who can get shit done, you will always find a way. With solid productivity skills, you can learn anything. That’s why I think it’s the first thing we must learn because it makes developing all the other skills a lot easier. Put simply: Productivity is the mother of all skills. 2. Writing—The ability to translate your thoughts into words makes it easier to do our job. When you write in a clear and simple way, you can express yourself like very few people can. 3. Psychology—A basic understanding of why we do what we do can help us to understand ourselves and others. You don’t have to become a therapist. As long as you know the basics of psychology, you’re better at dealing with other people; and yourself. 4. Persuasion—This is the art and science of communicating in a way that resonates with people. When we’re good at persuasion, we are better at leadership, sales, holding conversations, public speaking, at anything else that requires influencing others. Influence is more about effective communication than anything else. 5. Personal Finance—We often don’t think about managing our money. But when we get closer to retirement, we think, “Why didn’t I start earlier.” The time to start managing your personal finance is NOW.  Thanks for checking out this episode! Get my eBook “Six Figure Pitching” for free. In the book, I share my 7 best email templates that you can use to increase your conversions, get published in top publication, and improve your email open rates. Get the book here: https://businessofblogging.net/six-figure-pitching/ ----------- Connect With Me Website: http://businessofblogging.net Podcast: https://dariusforoux.com/podcast/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
16:25
April 8, 2019
Can You Ever Be ‘Done’ With Personal Development?
I might as well ask you: “Can you ever be done with eating food?” “Of course not!” you would probably answer. Well, some people actually believe they can be finished with personal development. They stop reading books or quit going to the gym. These are the people who follow trends. We need to realize that life is built from fundamentals and that it does not consist of some popular thing that’s hot at the moment. Once we identify those fundamentals, we can start to improve and strengthen them to establish longevity. How? By repeating them. Over and over again. Then, over time, those fundamentals turn into a strong lifestyle. All you need is patience. And before you know it, you are the person who continually dedicates his life to becoming better. No temporal hot thing can seduce you. Nothing halts your improvement; you’re part of a process that ends when life ends. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework you can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
06:45
April 4, 2019
Journaling As A Spiritual Exercise
Writing every day has truly changed my life. Through writing, you reformulate important life lessons in your own words. And because of this repetition, the wisdom of life becomes your second nature. That’s when you live the ideas. So even though you are writing and talking to yourself, you ingrain the wisdom in your character so that it becomes a part of your character. To me, writing is the most effective way to make the intangibility of your thoughts real. And that’s one of the greatest things in life. Marcus Aurelius, one of the most well-known stoic philosophers often wrote for himself. And I encourage everyone to do it too. On this episode, I share tips that you can use to get started with journaling every day. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. ----------- Get my latest book, The Road To Better Habits, for free. In the book, I will show you a simple framework you can use to transform your habits. Excited to transform your life by transforming your habits? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/better-habits/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
11:51
April 1, 2019
The 20/80 Rule Of Effective Thinking
How much time should I spend thinking instead of doing? It’s one of the biggest questions I struggle with. One side of me says “without doing you will never achieve anything.” Another side says “without thinking things through, you might end up doing the wrong things.” Thinking by itself is worthless because if you never do anything, what’s the use? And if you only act without thinking, you probably end up in jail or in a ditch. That's why this topic is so important. But most of us never even consider living by a thinking/doing ratio. I live by what I call “the 20/80 rule of effective thinking.” I think for most professionals in today’s age, that ratio of thinking vs doing is sufficient. Even though I'm a natural thinker, I need to remind myself to execute more than I think. Again, it’s not the ratio that counts, it’s the quality of your thinking. And ultimately, the quality of your thinking impacts the outcomes you achieve. Remember that poor outcomes in life are excusable but poor thinking and decision-making are not. How To Keep An Activity Log (article I talked about in the video): https://dariusforoux.com/know-thy-time/ Read more about Warren Buffett in Snowball by Alice Schroeder: https://amzn.to/2CopIbD ----------- Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
09:23
March 18, 2019
Stop Being So Distracted
There’s this idea in Eastern and Western philosophy that we must learn how to enjoy the present moment without getting distracted by the past or future. But that's hard because our natural state of mind is to be lost in thought. We are constantly thinking, stressing, worrying, and being preoccupied by a force that seems outside of control. And if that's not bad enough, there are many external distractions that mess with our head. On this episode, I share how I stopped being distracted and started living in the present. Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
10:06
March 11, 2019
Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done with Laura Vanderkam
Laura has been writing about productivity since 2009. In her latest book, Off The Clock, she shares proven principles for getting more done so can have more free time. And we can use that free time to do the things we always wanted to do. Link to Off The Clock book: https://amzn.to/2EGaGhE Link to her website and podcast: https://lauravanderkam.com P.S. Prefer to get the summary of Off The Clock? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius
29:54
March 8, 2019
Stop Chasing Money And Do This Instead
Money doesn’t make you happy. And yet, we need it to live. So what do we do? Try hard to make more money? Or, be content with what we have? The problem is that both options come with high costs. We’ve all heard about the research that says you won’t be happier if you earn more than $75K or some other magic figure. We’ve all heard about these studies by now. And yet, it doesn’t make a bit of impact on the way we live. Instead of becoming financially free, it’s better to become emotionally free. In this video, I share why. Learn more here:https://dariusforoux.com/financial-and-emotional-freedom/ Thanks for listening! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
07:35
March 4, 2019
Retain More From The Books You Read In 5 Simple Steps
I’m often asked: “How do you remember the information you read in books?” In this post, I’ll explain my system. 1. Have A Purpose—Only read books that teach you how to overcome your current challenges. 2. See Yourself As A Teacher—Sharing knowledge is a great application. You might not be a teacher, but if you act like one, you’re already applying knowledge. 3. Highlight & Make Mental Connections—The more connections you make between pieces of information in your brain, the better you remember it. I do that by making a lot of notes. 4. Visualize & Imagine—Another great way to make connections in your mind is by visualizing what you’re learning. We’re visual learners, and our memories are also visual. 5. Immediately Apply One Piece Of New Knowledge—Look at your life. Ask yourself: How can I grow? That can be personally, financially or spiritually. Understand that growth doesn’t happen by itself. Learning new skills, earning more money, having a great relationship — it all takes hard work. But you can make that growth a lot easier if you apply the things you learn in books. Remember: Knowledge alone is completely useless. Thanks for listening! Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
09:58
February 25, 2019
How To Hack Happiness
The recipe for happiness is not some kind of secret. We all know that money, status, fame, or respect does not make us happy. Happiness is a state of mind. How do I get in a happy state of mind? One word: Gratitude. Read the article: http://dariusforoux.com/the-quickest-hack-to-happiness The Darius Foroux Show is now also available in video! Check out the video here and subscribe on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aXsSx8pDEOY Thanks for listening! Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/ 296219
07:49
February 19, 2019
You Don't Have To Be The Best To Succeed
We often think that there are winners and losers in life. We think that it’s a zero sum game. But is that really the case? P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
12:20
February 14, 2019
Pursue Your Dream Career!
Hey there! How are you? How's work? If you don't love it, listen to this episode! I didn't like my career until 3 years ago. And back then, I got a lot of encouragement to pursue my dream career. I glad I took action. In today's episode, I want to encourage you to take action too! P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book here: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ ----------- Connect With Me Newsletter: https://dariusforoux.com YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/c/DariusForoux Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dariusforoux/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DariusForoux Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dariusforoux/
13:12
February 12, 2019
Cal Newport: Why We Need Digital Minimalism To Stay Focused
I interviewed Cal Newport about is new book, Digital Minimalism. I’ve found the book very useful. Since technology is starting to take over our lives, we need a strategy for dealing with it. If we don’t have a strategy, we risk losing control. In this interview, Cal gives practical advice, based on research, to reclaim your life. Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport: https://amzn.to/2SauGT9 P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
53:43
February 5, 2019
3 Questions To Improve Your Self-Knowledge
1. What are my strengths? 2. How do I perform? 3. What are my values? These three questions will help you figure out your dream career. On this episode, I share why these questions matter and what you want to get out of the answers. Read my article with more tips about this topic: http://dariusforoux.com/3-career-questions Book I recommend: Managing Oneself by Peter Drucker https://amzn.to/2Rmoiml P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
12:42
January 29, 2019
Practicing Stoicism 5: What will be will be
"Don’t wish for things to happen the way you would like them to. Rather, welcome whatever happens. This is the path to peace, freedom, and happiness.” That’s a quote by the stoic philosopher, Epictetus. On the latest episode of my podcast, I deconstruct this idea and give my perspective on it. Sometimes things happen that we didn’t expect. But we should not wish for things happen the way we want to. That only results in unhappiness. If we accept and welcome whatever happens, we will be free. The Good Life Handbook by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2CJHHbI A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
09:07
January 25, 2019
Practicing Stoicism 1: Know what you can control and what you can't
The basic principle of Stoicism. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
15:60
December 17, 2018
Practicing Stoicism 4: Stick with your own business
It’s tempting to stick your nose into other people’s business. But in Stoicism that’s a weakness. Focus on your own life. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
11:40
December 17, 2018
Practicing Stoicism 2: See things for what they really are
In Stoicism, you look at facts, not perceptions. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
11:40
December 17, 2018
Practicing Stoicism 3: Focus on your main duty
In life, we have a task. Our main duty. We must focus on that at all times. Get A Manual For Living by Epictetus: https://amzn.to/2G3Qpql
08:56
December 17, 2018
Why Quitting Unproductive Habits Will Make You More Productive
On this episode, I talk about inverting, my favorite learning strategy. You can apply it to achieving any goal. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: http://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
12:48
November 8, 2018
Skill Stacking: The Most Important Skills Of My Career
About three years ago, I made a discovery that changed the course of my career and life. I’ve been working many different jobs since I was 17. I also studied business and marketing, getting a bachelor’s and a master’s degree. In 2010, I started my first business. I acquired many different skills. And when I started my blog in 2015, I could use them to make an impact. When I read How To Fail At Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams (https://amzn.to/2D4kDGo), I understood why that was. He calls this concept Talent Stacking (I don’t like the word talent because it implies nature, I prefer skill because it implies nurture), and writes: “Successwise, you’re better off being good at two complementary skills than being excellent at one.” On this podcast, I talk about WHICH skills I think are most important. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: http://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
18:43
November 6, 2018
Always Protect The Downside
What’s a big goal or dream that you have? Do you want to start a business? Become a fulltime author? Travel the world? Become financially independent? Change careers? I bet you’ve thought about it, and at some point thought, “I’m not sure I can achieve that.” If you’re anything like me, you always think about risks that are involved with making a big move in life. And that’s not a surprise. We’re collectively risk averse. We truly hate risk. I’ve never met someone who said, “I love to lose everything!” But what can we do about our risk aversion? On this episode, I share my strategy for protecting the downside. Read my article about protecting the downside: https://dariusforoux.com/protect-the-downside/ P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
11:59
October 30, 2018
Online Marketing, Cold Emails, and Facebook Ads
On this episode, I talk to Austin Floyd, an online marketer and blogger, about online marketing. Austin recently emailed me about installing a Facebook Pixel on my site. Instead of trying to sell something, he provided value. We talk about that strategy, and many more topics that are useful to all bloggers and online entrepreneurs. Check out Austin’s website here: https://heightenedliving.com P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
44:48
October 23, 2018
David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs
In 2015, I quit my bullshit job. It wasn’t a bad job or anything. I just felt that my job didn’t contribute to anything meaningful. And that’s the definition of a bullshit job—something I talk about with David Graeber on this podcast. I recently read his book with the same title and believe that we will all be better off if we stop doing bullshit work. Link to Bullshit Jobs book: https://amzn.to/2NEQkYt Follow David Graeber on Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidgraeber Or check out his website: https://davidgraeber.industries Prefer to read the summary of Bullshit Jobs? Get 30% off Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
01:02:07
October 16, 2018
How To Improve Your Writing Skills
The secret of improving your writing skills is to get training. Ernest Hemingway once said: "It’s none of their business that you have to learn to write. Let them think you were born that way.” But how do you learn to write? How do you practice? On this episode, I share my system for improving your writing skills. I’ve used it to write nearly 250 articles and 3 books. I hope you find it useful. P.S. My online class, Effective Writing, is open for registration until Sunday, October 14: http://dariusforoux.com/effective-writing/
10:48
October 10, 2018
Go And Reach Your Full Potential!
Do you sometimes feel like you're wasting your potential? And do you also feel unsure about how you can even reach your full potential? If so, you're like any other ambitious person who wants to make the best of his/her life. Because to me, that's what "reaching your potential" means. And on this episode, I talk about how we can pursue our full potential. Articles I mention on this episode: http://dariusforoux.com/full-potential/ & http://dariusforoux.com/selfawareness/ P.S. Want to improve your writing skills? And do you... -Want to get a new job? -Want to get more clients? -Want to start an online business? -Want to build an audience and spread your ideas? It all starts with writing. Effective Writing is open for registration until Sunday October 14: http://dariusforoux.com/effective-writing/
13:54
October 7, 2018
"I Don’t Know What To Write About And My Writing Sucks" Here’s What To Do About That
Never have good ideas to write about? Or do you think your writing sucks? Listen to this! I recently published an article about why everyone should form a daily writing habit. It’s one of the few universal habits that can improve everyone’s life. I received several questions about that article (read the full article here: https://dariusforoux.com/daily-writing-habit/). Mostly, readers said they didn’t have any ideas to write about. Also, some of us are overly critical about ourselves. On this episode, I share tips for everyone who wants to write more. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
10:33
October 5, 2018
Are You Happy?
How do you measure happiness? How do you know that you’re truly happy? I only have one measure for happiness. I simply ask myself one question. On this episode, I share that measure. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
07:05
October 3, 2018
How To Stop Overthinking And Live In The Present
Thinking is a tool. And instead of using that tool during the 16 or 17 hours that you’re awake, only use it when you NEED it. But how do you do that? I share a few tips on this episode. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
07:39
September 10, 2018
Making & Breaking Habits: Don't Focus On HOW—Focus On WHAT
Over the years, I’ve adopted many different “positive” habits. To me, a habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been written about forming habits. How hard is? How long does it take? What’s the best way to break habits? How do we adopt new habits? My experience is that everyone can adopt any habit they want. There’s only one condition though: You need a good reason to make a change. And in 99% of cases, the reason to change comes from personal suffering, sadness, and hurt. At some point, you can’t stand your current behavior anymore. Don’t worry about how you will change. Focus on what habits you want to form and why. Read my article with my 10 current habits: https://dariusforoux.com/habits-with-huge-return-on-life/ P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
08:28
September 6, 2018
How To Stay Focused When Life Is Chaotic
In a perfect world, everything is steady. You can make plans that actually come true 100% of the time. You can anticipate things in advance. But as you and I both know, that’s not how life works. In real life, a single random (and unexpected) event can suddenly screw up all your plans, goals, and good intentions to make a change. On this episode, I share how you can stay focused when that happens. Read my article with more tips about this topic: https://dariusforoux.com/productive-chaos/ Book I recommend: 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson https://bit.ly/2OTkUi2 You can also read it on Blinkist. Try it for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
09:57
August 21, 2018
How To Train Yourself To Stop Complaining
Do you have plans, goals, ideals, or outcomes that you want to achieve? And do you get frustrated when things don’t go according to plan? If so, I want to share a simple, yet powerful idea with you on this episode. I learned this from Jocko Willink’s book Discipline Equals Freedom (https://bit.ly/2w2BEM8). The idea is very simple. Jocko believes that complaining when things go wrong is useless. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
11:43
August 14, 2018
Why I Love An Empty Calendar (Sometimes)
What’s the purpose of productivity, doing work, and getting things done? Some people think it’s only about the rewards. I’m not that type. I enjoy the process of doing work. But only if it’s useful work. And to do useful work, I need to be organized. However, there are times that I use an empty calendar to maximize my output. On this episode, I talk about why that is. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app, for FREE: https://blinkist.com/darius I use this app every day to learn something new. They create quality summaries of top non-fiction books. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/ Want to get my free newsletter? Join here: http://dariusforoux.com
07:15
August 8, 2018
I'm Starting A New Blog
I started my first website and blog in 2011 when I started my first business. At the time, blogging was already very popular for businesses. In fact, some "experts" said that blogging was dead. That's so funny to me. People make these outrages claims all the time. When I started my personal blog in 2015, it was exactly the same. "Blogging is dead! Social media and video is where you need to be!" Really? My social media activity is close to 0. And yet, my articles reach close to 250K people a month. My whole strategy is blogging. Nothing more. Nothing less. So no, blogging is far from dead. In fact, over the past year, I've been getting at least 4 emails a week from people who want to start a blog. I noticed that there's a need for practical information about the business of blogging. Hence, I'm starting a new website where I will be sharing everything I've learned about the business side of blogging. It's called Business of Blogging. And I just registered my domain at Bluehost: businessofblogging.net. It's not live yet. That's because I want to take everyone who's interested in blogging on the journey—from the start. I'm very excited about this next step in my career as a blogger. Life is about forward motion. And this definitely feels like a step forward for me. I hope I can help new bloggers with the lessons I've learned in the past seven years. I'm also starting a separate newsletter where I will be sharing content about blogging. Since there's no website yet, please join my newsletter on: http://dariusforoux.com From there, I will keep you posted on the progress. In case you also want to start a blog, I'm hosting mine on Bluehost. I've partnered up with them a while back to give my readers a discount. Coincidentally, they are now celebrating their 15th birthday with a special rate of $2.65/mo for 36 months (July 16/17). That's the best hosting deal I've ever seen. Get it here if you're interested: http://bluehost.com/track/darius
10:32
July 16, 2018
4 Tips To Get Motivated During Adversity
When we face illness, financial problems, or adversity in our relationships, we’re quick to think it’s THE END. And once we get stuck in a negative thinking pattern, we lose motivation. And what happens when we lose motivation? Right, we give up. So how can we get over that? How can we stay motived during tough times? After going through a lot of adversity (personally and professionally) myself, I’ve learned a few things about staying motivated. P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: https://blinkist.com/darius. Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
11:21
July 10, 2018
Working Hard vs. Work Smart
When I talk about working hard, there are always Einsteins who try to tell us that they work “smart.” Good for them. But that’s not what I’m talking about. On this episode, I talk about what I mean by hard work and why it's a mindset. Read my article on accelerated learning: https://dariusforoux.com/accelerate-your-learning-curve/ P.S. Don’t have time to read books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: https://blinkist.com/darius Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
08:46
July 3, 2018
Diversifying Income: Starting A Profitable Blog
I’ve been getting a lot of questions about blogging recently. My readers and listeners are also interested in turning blogging into a career. And yes, that’s possible. On this episode, I share 1 tip that has helped me to build an audience. Books I mention: Snowball by Alice Schroeder: https://amzn.to/2N1JNZ5 The Little Book Of Common Sense Investing by Jack Bogle: https://amzn.to/2tuZtLZ Don’t have time to read these books? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: blinkist.com/darius Read about how I use Blinkist here: https://dariusforoux.com/this-accelerated-learning-app-will-change-your-life/
13:39
June 26, 2018
There Is Always Something To Do
On this episode, I talk about the difference between having an active mindset vs a passive mindset, avoiding boredom, and always having something to do. Books I mention: On The Shortness Of Life by Seneca: https://amzn.to/2y7ggK0 How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie: https://amzn.to/2JBpnnf You can also read them on Blinkist: (20% off for listeners): http://blinkist.com/darius
07:36
June 19, 2018
Goals vs Systems: Two Books That Help You Get Better At Both Things
On this episode, talk about two books that help you to get better at setting goals and creating systems. These two books recommend the opposite strategy. One promotes systems, the other promotes goals. Listen to this episode to hear why it’s important to read both. Read my article about goals and systems: https://dariusforoux.com/goals-dont-replace-systems/ Books I mention: 1. Scott Adams - How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: https://amzn.to/2JO2bFG Link to the audiobook: https://amzn.to/2sPjBZ2 2. Wallace D. Wattles - The Science of Getting Rich: https://amzn.to/2t1SCsz You can also read them on Blinkist: (20% off for listeners): http://blinkist.com/darius
07:60
June 12, 2018
How To Get In A Good Mood
On this episode, I share tips to improve your mood. Also, I was in a good mood myself when I was recording this podcast! This episode is sponsored by Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. They have summaries of my all-time favorite books like On The Shortness Of Life, Man’s Search For Meaning, How To Stop Worrying And Start Living, and many, many more classics Listeners of The Darius Foroux show can get 20% off with this partner link: http://blinkist.com/darius (I get a commission, that helps support my podcast) P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
09:10
June 5, 2018
Price's Law: Why Only A Few People Generate Half Of The Results
Derek Price, who was a British physicist, historian of science, and information scientist, discovered something about his peers in academia. He noticed that there were always a handful of people who dominated the publications within a subject. Price found out the following (now called Price’s law): 50% of the work is done by the square root of the total number of people participate in the work. I’ve noticed the same ratio everywhere I’ve worked. On this episode, I talk about how we can use Price’s Law to improve our career. Read the article: https://dariusforoux.com/prices-law/ Book I Mention: 12 Rules For Life by Jordan Peterson: https://amzn.to/2L3o9Bz You can also read it on Blinkist: (20% off for listeners): http://blinkist.com/darius P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
10:29
May 29, 2018
Working ON The Business vs IN The Business
I haven’t published a new episode in a month. The reason is that I was working on my business. And on this episode, I’ll tell you why it’s so important to do that. I learned the concept from Michael Gerber’s book, The E-Myth Revisited (https://amzn.to/2ICOoOv) Don’t have time to read a book? Try Blinkist, my favorite accelerated learning app. I’ve partnered up with them to give my listeners 20% off their premium plan: http://blinkist.com/darius Thanks for listening! Send me your questions/challenges/suggestions: dariusforoux@gmail.com
13:43
May 22, 2018
What I Do When I Can’t Focus
Do you struggle to finish your tasks? Are you always distracted by notifications, gossiping, or anything that’s random? In that case, you and I are alike. Because focusing on a single thing is one of the hardest things at work. On this episode, I share 2 tips that instantly improve your focus. Want more tips to improve your focus? Go to dariusforoux.com/focus/ Want to get in touch? Sign up for my free newsletter: dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
07:32
April 23, 2018
5 Tips To Get Rich Slowly
What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one? If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever. Even though I’ve been reading about money, finance, and investing ever since I made my first few bucks as a teenager, I never created a financial plan. But now, I think every single working professional needs a financial strategy. How do you spend your money? How much do you save? What are your thoughts about debt? How do you invest your money? How much money do you need to retire? These are questions that every person who makes money must answer. Let’s face it. If you want to retire comfortable (I’m not even talking about living a luxurious lifestyle), you need to get rich. In this article, I recommend 8 books that will help you to do that: http://dariusforoux.com/books-to-get-rich/ Read them and you’ll never have to worry about personal finance again. Want to get in touch? Sign up for my free newsletter: dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
16:24
April 16, 2018
Here’s Why Time Off Work IMPROVES Your Work And Life
What do you do when you feel tired or overwhelmed? Do you power through? Or do you take some time off? In the past, I thought that you should always power through — no matter what. Now, I still think that way when it comes to life in general. You can’t quit taking care of yourself and your family. A sense of responsibility is one of the most powerful motivators in life. But I’m not talking about a lack of motivation here. I’m talking about taking time off work. But there’s still a massive taboo on taking time off. Some people think it’s for losers. Others think it’s about escaping your work. After all, “If you love your work and life, why do you even need a break?” Good point, smart ass. Here’s why time off actually IMPROVES your work and life. Leonard Mlodinow, a physicist, who also co-authored two books with Stephen Hawking, recently shared scientific research in his book Elastic about taking time off. He demonstrates that taking time off work improves our well-being: “Though some may consider “doing nothing” unproductive, a lack of downtime is bad for our well-being, because idle time allows our default network to make sense of what we’ve recently experienced or learned.” People who never take time off to do nothing are short-term focused. “I want to reach my goals! NOW!” But as always, short-term thinking harms your long-term development and growth. What happens when you power through work and burn yourself out? In most instances, your results suffer, and you become less productive. In some cases, you even become depressed — which will set you back even longer. It’s much better to prevent burn-out or a decrease in your overall work performance. Dale Carnegie, a self-help pioneer, and author of How to Stop Worrying and Start Living, said it best: “So, to prevent fatigue and worry, the first rule is: Rest often. Rest before you get tired.” So take time off work strategically throughout the year. That’s what I just did too, and in this article, I share 5 benefits that I’ve found: http://dariusforoux.com/time-off/ Sign up for my free newsletter: dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
10:58
April 10, 2018
Listen To This If You Feel Misunderstood In Your Career
Do you ever feel misunderstood by others? Maybe you feel that people at work don’t get you. Or that your friends are not on the same page. Maybe others truly don’t get you. But that’s not because of them, it’s most likely because of your own behavior. On this episode, I'll tell you why perception is reality. Look, no one cares about your real intentions. Not because they are heartless or selfish. It’s because people simply don’t have the time to conduct a psycho-analysis on every single new person they meet. That’s why we have heuristics. We make decision short-cuts all the time. And one of the shortcuts we make is to judge what we see. Now, that might not be the best thing. It’s always better to collect more information before you judge someone. But the truth is that heuristics work. They make our lives easier. There’s nothing you and I can change about that. You might wonder “How do I change other people’s perceptions?” The answer lies in the science of influence. When I mention influence to people, they often think it’s something “fake.” They often say things like, “I don’t want to fake it till I make it.” But the science of influence has nothing to do with that or snake-oil salesmen tactics. Persuasion and influence revolve around two related questions: 1. How does our behavior influence the behavior of others? 2. How does other people’s behavior influence our behavior? No matter what you do, start applying the perception is reality mindset to your life, right now. The next time your spouse thinks you’re lazy, maybe that’s you made her believe you are. And if people at work think you’re bad at receiving feedback, maybe that’s because you made them think you’re not coachable. Look inwardly. Change your behavior for the better. And always be mindful of how others perceive you. Especially, if you want something from them. Want to read more about this concept? Check out my article: dariusforoux.com/perception-is-reality/ Sign up for my free newsletter: http://dariusforoux.com/newsletter P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
12:29
March 26, 2018
Stop Caring About What People Think—Speak Your Mind
Last week, I published an episode about why I avoid toxic people (http://dariusforoux.com/toxic-people/). I mentioned that I think less than 1% of the population has values. You wouldn’t believe how many people were offended by my opinion. “How do you know it’s less than 1%!” And a bunch of nasty words. Two people even emailed me a whole essay about why it’s “wrong.” People were truly hurt. They thought I was “wrong.” Ironically, in the same article, I mentioned that if you feel hurt, that’s because you decided that. But here’s the thing: There is no truth. I talk about this in my book, THINK STRAIGHT (https://amazon.com/dp/B077NJWFR3). Everything that’s presented as a fact in life is, in reality, an opinion. So when people try to challenge your opinions, know that they are playing a useless game. There’s only YOUR truth. Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher who had a profound impact on western philosophy, famously said: “There are no facts, only interpretations.” When Nietzsche said that there are no facts, he meant that we, as human beings, ultimately rely on our interpretations of reality. There’s no way to confirm reality objectively. That doesn’t mean nothing is real and that we’re all living in a big dream. We just have to realize that facts are not the same thing as the truth. That simple thought saves you a lot of energy because it means no one can be right or wrong. Don’t bother with convincing people with different opinions of the “truth.” It’s just not a practical thing to do. Save your energy for other, more useful things. So stop caring what others think! It doesn’t matter. (http://dariusforoux.com/say-what-you-think/) Remember: There’s no universal truth or higher authority in life. You can say and think whatever you want. No one will stop you as long as it comes from a good place. There’s one condition though: Take ownership of your words. If you’re wrong, admit it with confidence. And be respectful. That will also boost your self-confidence. Give it a try. Thanks for listening! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
12:51
March 19, 2018
How To Surround Yourself With People Who Want The Best For You
“You’re the average of the five people you spend your time with.” It has become such a cliché. But I don’t think that we truly understand the impact that other people can have on us. The great Stoic philosopher, Epictetus, said this in his Manual For Living (http://amzn.to/2Gi2hBq): “Avoid fraternizing with people who don’t share your values. Prolonged association with those with false ideas can only tarnish your thinking. Look at it this way. Would you give $1000 to the people in your life if they asked for it? If the answer is no, stop giving the people who don’t share the same values as you, your time. I’ve narrowed down the list of people I spend 90% of my time with to my direct family and my two best friends. Other than that, I spend my time working and exercising. That’s what I mostly do. And I’ve never enjoyed my life this much. So how do you surround yourself with people who want the best for you? Here are 5 tips: 1. Avoid toxic people 2. Get comfortable with being alone 3. Surround yourself with books, videos, podcasts, audiobooks of people you identify with 4. Find people who have virtuous values 5. Give, Give, Give Alternate A Manual For Living translation: http://amzn.to/2DkZEM3 Want to read more about this concept? Check out my article: http://dariusforoux.com/toxic-people/ P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
15:48
March 12, 2018
My Favorite Exercise That Helps You To Improve Your Personal Effectiveness
On this episode, I share an exercise that I picked up from Peter Drucker. You can use it to: * Improve your self-awareness * Understand how you spend your time * Find out how much time you waste * And how you can improve your personal effectiveness so you can live the life you want Want to read more about this concept? Check out my article: http://dariusforoux.com/stop-wasting-time/ P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/ Want to ask me a question? Get in touch! http://dariusforoux.com/contact/
08:10
March 5, 2018
Ryan Paugh: Stop Networking. Start Building Communities.
Networking is dead. It’s transactional, one-directional, and selfish. Ryan Paugh, the author of Superconnector, is someone who builds communities for a living. He sees building relationships and communities as the new networking. And I agree. Every entrepreneur, creator, and professional can benefit from having a strong community. But how do you build lasting relationships and communities that are beneficial for everyone? Ryan shares his ideas on this episode. Connect with Ryan: Superconnector book: http://amzn.to/2GV7iyK Twitter: http://twitter.com/ryanpaugh Website: http://ryanpaugh.com Thanks for listening! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
50:20
March 1, 2018
Productivity Tips Don’t Work If You Lack Internal Drive
Productivity tips get a lot of criticism. On the last episode, I talked self-imposed deadlines. Do they work? Or not? Well, here’s thing: NOTHING will work if you lack internal drive. P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
06:29
February 23, 2018
How To Beat Procrastination With Systems
Every time you're not doing the things you know you should do, you're procrastination. It's been around since the start of modern civilization. Historical figures like Herodotus, Leonardo Da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, Benjamin Franklin, Eleanor Roosevelt, and hundreds of others have talked about how procrastination is the enemy of results. On this episode, I talk about how you can overcome procrastination by creating a system you can rely on. I also talk about the new look of my podcast. P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
11:55
February 22, 2018
Self-awareness, Reflection, and Trusting The Process
Ernest Barbaric is an entrepreneur, podcaster, and #TEDx Speaker. He’s also a someone who I enjoy to follow. Ernest has a strong inner compass that drives his work. And in this conversation, we talk about how I became that way. We talk about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur. What I like about Ernest is his honesty. I think all entrepreneurs can relate to his story. I sure do. We talked about different topics: - Disconnecting - Journaling to reflect and learn - Saying no - Self-awareness - Trusting the process - Enjoying the journey - Relying on systems, and not goals Enjoy! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
01:17:40
January 13, 2018
Why Planning Is Everything And Discipline Equals Freedom
“What should I do next?” Is what you should never think to yourself. You can have all the plans and goals in the world, but if you don’t know how you’re going to make them happen, you’re lost. Dwight Eisenhower said it perfectly: “Plans are nothing; planning is everything.” When you plan your days, you know what you have to do. And when you do what to do, you do more! P.S. Do you want to get my best productivity tips for free? I’ve made an eBook with 5 tips, exercises, and video training, that you can use to get immediate results. Curious? Get the book for free: http://dariusforoux.com/productivity-secrets/
09:01
January 9, 2018
How Do You Measure Your Life?
You can easily measure a business by looking at the numbers. Turnover, profit, costs, employee churn, etc. But how do you measure your life? I have studied how the most successful thinkers of our time measure their lives. The answer is surprising. You rarely hear that successful people measure their life by the size of their bank account or any other conventional measure. On this episode, I talk about how they measure life. Enjoy!
10:42
January 6, 2018
5 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year's Resolution
Whether you like them or not, New Year’s resolutions are great to create a positive change in your life. But I read that 92% of people with New Year's resolutions fail! So in this episode, I share my top 5 tips that help you to KEEP your New Year's resolutions. Become a part of the 8% that succeeds.
11:21
January 2, 2018
What I’ve Learned Episode 2: THINK STRAIGHT & taking on more responsibilities
It's been a while! On this episode, I share what I've learned during the past three months. I talk about writing a book, real estate, business, and entrpreneurship.
13:52
November 27, 2017
5 Tips To Improve Your Persuasion Skills
How do you get a raise? How do you get good at networking? How do you sell your products? How do you convince people of something you believe in? 
These are all questions I’ve thought about throughout my career. And I’ve learned that no matter how productive or good you are, it means nothing without persuasion skills. Because what’s an artist without an audience? Or a leader without a following? I always try to learn more about persuasion because it's a topic you can never know enough about. Plus, it's something you apply every single day during the conversations you have, emails you send, and calls you have.  Persuasion matters. That’s why I asked Katrina Razavi, an entrepreneur and communications coach, to share her favorite tips on my podcast. You’ll learn how to: 1. Identify and kill your social nerves 2. Approach anyone, anywhere 3. Have smooth conversations 4. Adopt body language that’s persuasive 5. Handle tough conversations
38:46
September 28, 2017
Audio Article: The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness—It’s Usefulness
For the longest time, I believed that there’s only one purpose of life: And that is to be happy. But I was wrong. Listen to the full audio article. Read the full article: http://dariusforoux.com/happiness-usefulness/
05:17
September 19, 2017
Robert Sutton: The Asshole Survival Guide
This is one of my favorite episodes. Robert Sutton, who wrote The No Asshole Rule, has a new book with practical tips on how to deal with assholes and workplace jerks. And we talked extensively about how you can 1) spot an asshole 2) prevent yourself from getting hurt 3) fight back. Robert also gives personal examples in this interview, which I found very interesting and useful. Enjoy!
01:02:35
September 14, 2017
Is Pursuing Multiple Passions Good For Your Personal Development Or Should You Focus On One Thing?
That's a question I received from a reader. And on this episode, I share my thoughts on finding your passions, turning it into a career, and the one thing.
07:26
September 12, 2017
What I've Learned in August: Conscious learning, overcoming setbacks, and why you should stretch
Welcome to a new segment of this podcast. At the beginning of every new month, I talk about the things I’ve learned during the previous month. 1. Keep a list of “What I’ve Learned” for yourself. For your personal development, and to make sure that everything you learn sticks with you, it’s good to keep a list. It’s simple. Just open a note and add new things to it as you go through a month. The point is that you want to be more conscious about learning. That’s how we retain more of the stuff we learn. 2. When you deal with setbacks, focus on learning instead of goals. Everyone deals with failure. What’s important is how you get out of a negative mindset. I do that by getting excited about new things to learn. 3. Stretch your muscles! Most importantly, your hip flexors and hamstrings. Those muscles are the biggest pain points for desk workers.
10:41
September 5, 2017
Picking A Title For Your Products And Why I Changed This Show's Name
I recently changed the title of my podcast. On this episode, I explain why. I also share what I've learned about picking the right name for your brand.
12:39
August 29, 2017
Audio Article: 10 Career Mistakes I Wish I Had Never Made
This episode features an audio version of my article about career mistakes. Believe me, I’ve made a lot of unnecessary mistakes. Unnecessary because these are mistakes I could have easily avoided if I learned more from other people’s mistakes. Enjoy! Read the full article here: http://dariusforoux.com/career-mistakes/
08:19
August 22, 2017
How To Improve Your Mindset, Build Strength, And Make A Living Doing What You Love
Mike Thurston is a fitness coach who built a 220k+ following on YouTube in 8 months. Now, he’s making a living by doing what he loves. In this episode, I interview Mike about fitness, diet, health, online business, YouTube, and much more.
01:38:35
August 14, 2017
Ryan Holiday: How To Create A Perennial Seller
I talked to #1 NYT bestselling author Ryan Holiday about creating products and books that sell for decades.  In his latest book, Perennial Seller, he outlines his system for creating books and products that stand the test of time. Because who doesn’t want to create something that people love? Or write a book that thousands of people read? And more importantly, who doesn’t want to make something that sells for years to come?
46:01
August 7, 2017
Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman about Claude Shannon, the Einstein of the Information Age
Claude Shannon, considered as the Einstein of the Information Age, made many contributions to science and society during his lifetime. That thing you’re holding in your hand or that’s sitting on your lap, reading these very words, are made possible by Shannon. Jimmy Soni and Rob Goodman, authors of Rome’s Last Citizen, just published a book about the life of Claude Shannon. Shannon was an American mathematician and electrical engineer known as “the father of information theory”. He is also known for inventing digital circuit design theory in 1937, when he was only 21 years old. He's considered as one of the greatest inventors in modern history. Listen to the full interview to learn: - How you can use curiosity to achieve success and overcome obstacles - A simple strategy to find new opportunities - Why forming positive habits will help you finish anything - What Radical Simplification means (Claude Shannon’s strategy to get better results) - Why having no ego leads to more happiness - How you can use distractions to achieve more
01:01:54
July 18, 2017
25 Things About Life I Wish I Had Known 10 Years Ago
Last year I decided to make a list of the most important life lessons I had learned until then. I had no idea that a year later, the article was viewed more than two million times. The article is a reader’s favorite. And I still get emails about the article almost every week. So I thought I’d create an audio version of it, narrated by me. After the audio article, I talk about how and why I wrote the article. So if you’re interested in behind the scenes, stick around until after the audio article. Enjoy! If you want to read along, you can find the post here: http://dariusforoux.com/25-things-about-life-audio
18:18
June 22, 2017
Are You Challenging Yourself Enough?
There’s a very fine line between boredom and having a burnout. In this episode, you'll learn more about the right level of challenge that we need in our life, career, and relationship so that we can grow.
12:39
June 5, 2017
5 Tips For More Effective Strength Training
In this episode, I talk health and fitness. You’ll learn: 1. What effective strength training means 2. How you can prioritize exercise 3. Where and how you can educate yourself about fitness 4. How to set goals for fitness 5. Why diet is more important than working out
22:20
May 15, 2017
How To Focus Better: Manage Your Attention (not your time)
How many minutes of undisturbed work do you get done on an average day? 10, 20, maybe 50 minutes? If you think that sounds low, just examine your life. Most of us can’t go undisturbed for more than 10 minutes. We’re all so connected that it becomes impossible to find time to focus on yourself and your work. Some of us get hundreds of notifications and messages per day. In this episode, I talk about: 1. Why no priorities means no focus. 2. How you can get rid of distractions at work and life. 3. Why no focus means that you’re not in control of your life.
16:09
April 6, 2017
“Life is about learning, unlearning, and relearning.” Interview with Nalden
Nalden is a self-taught entrepreneur. He's the co-founder of WeTransfer and is known as one of the most successful bloggers of The Netherlands. In this interview, we talk about entrepreneurship, blogging, learning, creating, and dealing with distractions.
40:57
March 28, 2017
Applying Pragmatism to Flat Earth Theory, Why Being Busy Is Bad, and Building A Stable Career
From now on, episodes will be 20 minutes and come out every Thursday. In this episode, I ramble about being busy, back pain, and flat earth theory. I also answer a reader’s question: “How do you build a stable career?”
21:03
March 21, 2017
How do you stand out from the crowd?
What do you do when everyone does the same thing in your industry? Do you try to take a different approach, or do you look at best practices? In this episode, I share how I like to stand out from the crowd as a productivity writer.
10:26
March 6, 2017
What problems do you solve? An interview with Paul Jarvis.
In this episode, I talk to Paul Jarvis, a designer, author, teacher, software creator, and podcaster. We talk about entrepreneurship, dealing with criticism, having an inner compass, providing value to other people’s lives, and much more topics.
50:17
March 2, 2017
How do you deal with criticism from friends, colleagues, and strangers?
In this episode, I share a quick answer to a question I received about criticism.
08:42
February 23, 2017
Quitting social media, building an online audience, and finding a mentor who cares about you
In this episode, I ramble about working too much, Shark Tank, social media, building an online community, and finding mentors.
37:05
February 20, 2017
Dealing with the ups and downs of life, starting a small business, and Letters From A Stoic
In the first episode, I talk too fast, say weird stuff, and ramble for way too long. I also recorded it, edited it, and even made the music for it with Garageband. It’s safe to say my podcast is not perfect.
36:38
February 13, 2017
Teaser
Hey, I'm Darius Foroux. I'm an author and entrepreneur. On my podcast, I talk about everything I've recently learned. I'll talk about life, business, relationships, productivity, etc. Send me your questions, I'll answer them.
00:45
February 2, 2017