What can spreadsheets do? Just about everything. Understand the “put it in a spreadsheet” philosophy and you’ll discover how to put your life in a simple spreadsheet (the benefits will amaze you).
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.
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.
Is being intentionally unavailable more about choosing who you serve and when? And do people value your time more if they know it’s hard to get? Let’s find out together …
This episode features Robert Scoble as we discuss the culture around self-driving cars, how he actively follows 40,000 people on Twitter, if tech can help us slow down, and Facebook’s attempt to addict us.
This episode features Lauren Anderson as we discuss Collaborative Consumption, what an economy is for, how to tap into your idle time and skills (even if they’re crazy), and why you want to live in a “sharable city.”
This Spreadsheet Spotlight features a home and auto maintenance tracking spreadsheet to, well, track everything related to your home and car.
This Smart and Simple Matters episode features Mike Burns as we talk about letting go of the need to control everything, why anti-distraction beats decluttering, what the “greater yes” is, and much more.
Discover how to not wreck your first Continuous Creation Challenge in this great guest post by the wonderful Emily Wenstrom. From overdosing on to-do lists to trying to marathon it to focusing too much on productivity, these tips will help you do awesome from the get-go.
This Smart and Simple Matters episode features Cassie Tillett as we discuss a host of organization tips, “sentiment-fests,” and preparing for emergencies.
Is that desire to consume less and create more burning strong? Maybe you need to get it lit? Join the Continuous Creation Challenge to plan, rock, and support others in letting their inner “something” run free.
This Smart and Simple Matters episode features Charlie Gilkey. We talk about how a philosopher becomes a warrior, why most things you want won’t get you what you need, types of abundance, the small business cycle… and more.
This is a guest post from Saul of Hearts about soothing obsessive thoughts and being able to achieve a mindful state while doing the work you love.
This Smart and Simple Matters episode features Emilie Wapnick as we discuss multipotentialite crimes, triumphs, and some revealing stories from both of us.
This is the first and possibly the last pay what you can promotion at Value of Simple. It’s your brief chance to contribute 20% of your transaction to our awesome partner charity – Second Harvest Heartland – and get Start Investing with $100, The Digital Launch Playbook, and/or an Unsexy System Session in the process.
This Smart and Simple Matters show features Mike Vardy and his perspectives on productivity. We discuss the seeds of awesomeness, why “why?” is the best question to ask (and when), “status battles,” and a whole new meaning of being productive.
This episode Smart and Simple Matters features Bernard Vukas (a.k.a. Mr. Spreadsheet). Join us to learn how to avoid freelancing traps, the art of clever productivity, and if the myth of The Croatian Bear is actually true.
Speech recognition has delivered us a gift. But is this the end of silence and whispering as we know it?
You like good sleep and reclaiming one week of your life back every year with little effort? Then read how to deal with the snooze button (or better yet, do away with it completely).