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Podcast 267: Write a Letter of Congratulations to Your Future-Self, Solutions to School Spirit T-Shirt Overload, and Why I Should Check My Calendar.
Podcast 267

Podcast 267: Write a Letter of Congratulations to Your Future-Self, Solutions to School Spirit T-Shirt Overload, and Why I Should Check My Calendar.

We discuss why writing a letter of congratulations to your future-self can help you stick to your good habits, do a deep-dive into the problem of T-shirt overload, and ask, “Would you rather have one very nice item, or many less expensive versions of that item?”
Podcast 191: Identify Your Pacesetter, Write a User’s Guide to Yourself, and How to Cut Back on the Nightly Wine-Drinking Habit.
Podcast 191

Podcast 191: Identify Your Pacesetter, Write a User’s Guide to Yourself, and How to Cut Back on the Nightly Wine-Drinking Habit.

Why you might identify your pacesetter, the value of creating a user-guide to yourself, and the common challenge of drinking less alcohol.
A Little Happier: A Happy Story from the Life of Dolly Parton.
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: A Happy Story from the Life of Dolly Parton.

It makes me very happy to think of these three great artists taking such delight in their own powers, and persisting in their vision for years, until they finally got to do what they wanted—and made it a huge hit.
A Little Happier: Three Words for Success–“No Matter What.”
A Little Happier

A Little Happier: Three Words for Success–“No Matter What.”

Actor Niecy Nash explained that she made a career in Hollywood by promising herself that she’d do whatever was necessary to succeed, "No matter what."
People Succeed in Groups. Agree or Disagree?
A Little Happier

People Succeed in Groups. Agree or Disagree?

When hearing about a friend's or peer's success makes me feel uneasy or envious, I remind myself that, "People succeed in groups."
Don’t Check Every Box.
A Little Happier

Don’t Check Every Box.

A Little Happier: One of my Secrets of Adulthood is “The opposite of a profound truth is also true.” Last week, I talked about the advice, “Check every box.” Listeners reminded me of another piece of excellent advice, “Don’t check every box. Just go for it!”
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