This episode pays tribute to Live Your Legend’s founder and my friend, mentor, and hero – Scott Dinsmore. Remember his legacy with me and discover how to change the world by doing work you love, where to find the most amazing people in your local community, the fastest way to do things you don’t think can be done, and why life sometimes comes down to this: bring people together.
How 241 Post It Notes, Candid Stories, and Huggr Power Changed 55 Folks (#SimpleREV 2015 Recap) – SASM086
SimpleREV 2015 brought 55 simple-living enthusiasts together and the impact was big. Discover why we loved sticking 241 Post It Notes on a wall (and what we did with them), how one small clothes donation quickly changed a family’s life, why you can’t get a positive answer from a negative question, and the #1 thing that our participants wanted at SimpleREV 2015.
Essentialism with Greg McKeown: The Priorities Problem, Creating Space, and Your Highest Contribution – SASM 085
This episode features Greg McKeown on why you need to create s-p-a-c-e to discern what’s essential, how a “personal quarterly offsite” helps you find consistent clarity, and the best way to become an Essentialist.
This episode features Alex Jamieson on how to have cravings that empower you instead of enslave you, the four root causes of cravings – and what to do about each one, plus why eating food is the most intimate thing we do with others (in public).
This episode features Eugene Cooke on why you need a food abundance system more than abundant food, how to ease poverty with local solutions and NO legislation, how to make nature your church, and why the men who spoke the least influenced Eugene the most.
This episode features Miriam Ortiz y Pino on why clutter is really just unresolved piles of decisions, the five simple steps to streamline your stuff and life, and how Miriam went from a “pack-rat stacker” to an organized simplifier.
Discover just how freakin’ rich I am, what pisses me off, why I’m so scared of you listening to this episode, how I’ve wronged my dogs, why SimpleREV makes me feel like an entitled parent (or spoiled brat), and who I was, am, and want to be – truly and completely.
This episode features Cliff Hodges on the benefits of “moving at the pace of nature,” how to reconnect with your primal, animal heritage, and the 4 pillars of survival (one of them unique to humans).
This episode features Kim John Payne on how our chronically overwhelmed culture creates an undeclared way on childhood, giving kids the gift of wandering or boredom, and the shifting parental role from Governor to Gardener to Guide.
The Gratitude Journal, Vision Board, and Tension between Hustle and Slowness with Vernon Foster – SASM 078
This episode features Vernon Foster on why attachment to outcomes can hold you back from best ones, how Costa Rica made him feel like he landed on another planet, a dynamite question that can change everything, and (perhaps my favorite) why you don’t have to be Jean-Claude Van Damme every day.
Want a Thriving Community? Share More, Own Less, and Join the Economy of Human Connection with Sash Milne – SASM 077
This episode features Sash Milne on how to break down the new, hidden barriers to human connection, why you have to act locally to be felt globally, what the “Economy of Human Connection” is (and how to participate), plus how the invisible walls of privilege can come crashing down.
How to Go Carbon Neutral, Grow from Rejection, and Have the Pope Ask for Your Prayers with Jared Brock – SASM 076
This episode features Jared Brock on how living at an eco-resort or intentional community can change everything, what happens when a little kid loses a $20 bet (with money he doesn’t have), why you need to do a full life audit to become carbon neutral, and why Pope Francis asked Jared to pray for him.
This episode features Stephen Warley on why having tons-o-free time isn’t enough (and what else you absolutely need), some of the habits that can make you “unstuckable,” how thinking less helps you align your time, money, and energy toward what you truly want, plus when (and how) to take control over what you purge.
This episode features Joan Sotkin with a simple, instant mindset shift to control your money worries, how to become someone who doesn’t fear losing anything, why were not designed to have abundance (and why nothingness is so important), plus what happens when you eliminate sugar from your diet for 42 years.
How to Find the Gold Inside When Life Piles on the Clay with Sean Rogers, “Ambassador of Water” – SASM 073
This episode features Sean Rogers on how to transform gratitude from just a word into a mindset, the “reverse outsider” perspective, how to find gold when life piles on the clay, and why self-love is a life-long journey (and can get easier every day).
From Desperately Lost to Intentionally Found: 5 Years of Striking Personal Renaissance Highs (and a Few Lows) – SASM 072
You’re invited to celebrate Joel’s five-year personal renaissance anniversary with a special podcast episode about some crazy experiments, the most amazing communities, resources in the “Refuge of Simplicity,” and wild speculation about the next five years.
Gratitude Gains from Pain, How to Remove “Bad” Days Forever, and New Ways to Show Love with Aaron Kennard – SASM 071
This episode features Aaron Kennard on how to find euphoric joy in immense pain, eliminate bad days forever, use discomfort to trigger gratitude, the meaning of “Ho’oponopono,” and why empowering habits start as one small, simple act.
This episode features David and Christina (a.k.a. Tico and Tina) on how to make life happen for you instead of happen to you, the mysterious link between productivity and a minimalist lifestyle, how to love yourself (and others) by embracing your inner tensions, and how “streamlining” supports a simple life.
This episode features Anthony Ongaro on how to change your relationship with clothing (one load of laundry at a time), the quick tricks you can use to tame your smartphone, how one game helped him get rid of his excess stuff, plus the seemingly endless – and surprising – benefits of minimalism.
Do you know the misunderstood – but essential – difference between routine and rituals? What do morning rituals have to do with sharing my complete, unedited, and previously private daily promises? You’re about to get some answers … and learn even more (like why maintenance is for gardens and machines, not humans.)