Kevin sits down with the thought-provoking author Mark Manson, to explore the profound themes of his work, personal development, and how to cultivate authenticity. Mark discusses how to construct a value set, the impacts of social media, and mental health specifically destruction of the term of trauma, and the necessity of embracing struggle. Lastly, they give snippets on how to prioritize what truly matters in our increasingly noisy world.

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Guest Bio and Links:

Mark Manson is a contemporary author, blogger, and self-help guru known for his candid writing style and practical advice on personal development, relationships, and happiness. He gained widespread recognition with his best-selling book "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life," published in 2016. This book challenges conventional self-help wisdom and encourages readers to prioritize what truly matters in life.

Listeners can learn more about Mark Manson at his website https://markmanson.net/, on X @IAmMarkManson and YouTube @IAmMarkManson   

Resources:

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Be Useful 

40 Harsh Truths I Know at 40 but Wish I Knew at 20

Everything is F*cked

Show Notes:

[0:00] Introduction

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[05:03] Kevin introduces Mark Manson to the listeners

[06:43] Mark gives the framework for his book: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fck

[11:03] The genesis of Manson’s philosophies

[15:10] Warren Buffet ‘money problems’ analogy 

[20:45] The concept of experience stretching

[24:40] The idea of existentialism

[25:40] The practicality behind finding your dream career

[27:10] “You don’t find what you’re passionate about and then get good at it. You find what you’re good at, and then as a side effect, you naturally become passionate in the process of becoming good at it.” -Cal Newport

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[33:05] Secret behind truly not giving a fck

[36:51] “An unintended side effect of the technology is that it has scrambled our ability to prioritize those things.” -Mark Manson

[41:11] Values in the age of social media

[43:45] Vulnerability and destruction of the term of trauma

[51:20] Thoughts on Mister Rogers philosophies 

[55:10] Constructing a value set

[58:50] The concept of the attention diet

[01:03:00] The Complete Guide to Goal Setting (Backed by Science)

[01:05:10] Mark’s journey on sobriety and self-discovery

[01:12:00] Benefits from abstaining from alcohol 

[01:21:00] Nuggets from 40 Harsh Truths I Know at 40 but Wish I Knew at 20

[01:33:15] The fault responsibility fallacy

[01:39:00] Everything is Fcked

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