How often do you feel like you spend the majority of your day doing something you love? For John Lee Dumas, that’s the goal – teaching strategies and delivering inspiration you need to pave the path to entrepreneurial freedom. After all, isn’t it about time you live the life you dream about while you’re doing the daily stuff you hate?
Have an interest in starting a side hustle or full-blown entrepreneurship? Then, you’ve probably heard of Chris Guillebeau and maybe checked out some of his books: Side Hustle, The Art of Nonconformity, and The $100 Startup. Chris runs his personal website as “a home for unconventional people doing remarkable things.” An avid traveler as well, Chris has visited every country in the world in the past 10 years, writing the whole way.
The tagline on Vanessa Van Edwards’ website reads – “I’m Vanessa and I’m a recovering boring person.” Vanessa has reshaped her life into being a “professional people-watcher” – studying what makes people tick and what drives human behavior.
A behavioral investigator, she is the lead at her human behavior research lab, The Science of People. Designing and executing her own research experiments, her goal is to crack the code of human behavior and how and why people do what they do. She also hosts workshops for individuals looking to learn how to succeed in business and in their personal lives by uncoding the secret dynamics of human behavior.
Vanessa is also a bestselling author – her latest book Captivate was named “one of the most anticipated books of the year” by Apple and is all about how to be the most memorable person in the room.
In this week’s installment of the #ProductivityGiants series, we talk to Scott Berkun about his daily routines, favorite productivity methods, and the creative ways in which he releases stress.
First, a little background on Scott – he’s the bestselling author of seven books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, and The Year Without Pants. He is commissioned for talks that center around creativity, culture, business, and many other topics.
Aside from speaking and writing about creativity, Scott has some innovations to his name as well, including managing internet product development at Microsoft. Read on for the full interview:
Entrepreneurs, this installment of the #ProductivityGiants is for you – we speak to Patrick J McGinnis, New York City resident, venture capitalist and private equity investor. After a decade on Wall Street, Patrick founded Dirigo Advisors in order to provide strategic advice to entrepreneurs, investors, and fast growing startups. He’s built a diverse portfolio of investments, including in companies such as beauty site ipsy, smart luggage company Bluesmart, and Afiniti, a big data company focused on the call center industry.
Do you consider yourself an overachiever? If so, you might be the perfect candidate for Lifehack Bootcamp, an elite program geared towards teaching eager professionals the recipes to maximize their energy, time, and results.
Started by self-proclaimed overachievers Demir and Carey Bentley, the program totes the tagline “The Future of Productivity is Here.” Once in the bootcamp, you can learn various productivity techniques, including time mastery and how to design the life you really want.
David Kadavy became a writer by accident. A product designer by trade, David realized his love for writing and decided to focus on that pursuit. He’s now the author of two books – Design for Hackers and The Heart to Start.
He also hosts a podcast called Love Your Work, where he interviews entrepreneurs and creators including Jason Fried, Dan Ariely, James Altucher, Ryan Holiday, Laura Roeder, Noah Kagan, and many more.