Cal Newport revisits the show to talk about deep work and how focus can make you not only more productive and effective, but happier and more neurologically healthy. The Cheat Sheet: What’s the difference between shallow work and deep work? Why is engaging in deep work so important not only to personal satisfaction, but to […]
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Sam Harris (@samharrisorg) is a neuroscientist, author, and philosopher; he’s also a staunch critic of religion (while being an advocate of mindfulness) who joins the show to discuss some views that — fair warning — many may find controversial. The Cheat Sheet: When does stubbornness stop being a virtue and become a confession of intellectual […]
Brian Koppelman (@BrianKoppelman) was a blocked writer until he was 30. Now, he’s the showrunner, co-creator, and executive producer of Billions on Showtime and the host of Slate’s The Moment podcast. How did he turn things around? He’s here to discuss this and share his Hollywood stories with us on The Art of Charm. “The […]
Cal Newport shows us how to cultivate meaningful and successful working lives while debunking the “follow your passion” advice that lesser professors peddle to the masses. The Cheat Sheet: Why is “follow your passion” bad advice — and what are some better alternatives? The traits that make work great are rare and valuable — so […]
The Art of Charm team (@TheArtofCharm) recounts personal favorite episodes from 2015. Did your favorite episode get left out? Leave a comment and let us know! The Cheat Sheet: Could you name your five favorite Art of Charm episodes from 2015? Are you sure? You just thought of another five, didn’t you? Or was it […]
Do you think of people who pursue their passions and make good money doing it as lucky? Chances are that Gary Vaynerchuk works a lot harder than you. “Let me just clarify one thing — I’m not lucky!” -Gary Vaynerchuk The Cheat Sheet: How did a kid from the Cold War era communist Soviet Union […]
Your talents, abilities, and intelligence aren’t fixed traits — they can be expanded and improved at any age with a mindset motivated toward growth. “It’s exciting to be progressing and doing things you never thought you could do; it’s less exciting to just keep proving yourself over and over — often by staying in your […]
You don’t have to be afraid of math (or anything) when you adapt techniques that make you excel at other things. “You can do way more than you think you can do.” -Barbara Oakley The Cheat Sheet: Why is following your passion not always your best option? (10:35) Gaining smooth, practiced “chunks” of knowledge is […]
If you want to get, you’ve got to give. And if you want to give, you’re already ahead in the game of true success. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew what I didn’t want to do at an early age.” -Aaron Walker The Cheat Sheet: When considering true success, it’s […]
Hesitant to make important life changes based on what other people might think of you? Take control of how you’re perceived and rebrand yourself — on your own terms. “No one would ever choose to put themselves through this unless it was critical to their identity.” -Chris Edwards The Cheat Sheet: Stop fearing what others […]