The Art of Slow Thinking with Derek Sivers

January 6, 2023

Episode 130


From CD Baby to TED Talks

You’re in for a real treat today… Mike sat down with the one and only, Derek Sivers, and it was SO good!

Not only has Derek been a musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED speaker and book publisher, but he's also a self-described “slow thinker” which is one of the things Mike loves about him.

He believes that the first thing that comes to mind isn't always the best answer, and Mike completely agrees. We often fall into the trap of just repeating what we've said in the past, without really thinking about whether or not it still applies to our lives.

He’ll share his insights on everything from trust to minimalism, plus they'll talk about the importance of rethinking your identity and letting go of things that no longer serve you.

This isn't your typical podcast episode. Derek will have you thinking about things in a whole new way, and you'll walk away with some major “nuggets” of wisdom.

So grab your favorite beverage, kick back, and get ready to have your mind blown. You won't be disappointed!

Key Takeaways

  • (02:29) What is a “slow thinker?”
  • (04:04) Rethinking your identity
  • (06:22) Non-negotiable rules to live by
  • (13:48) The philosophy of Minimalism
  • (39:17) Advice for achieving a higher degree of simplicity

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