Here we are… episode 400 of the Wellness Mama Podcast! It’s hard to believe I’ve been recording these for so long, and I’m so honored and grateful that you would share your most valuable resource, your time, with me and my guests over these past five years.
This episode is a little bit different. It’s not strictly about health in a physical sense, although many of these points affect health deeply.
In this episode, I am sharing my mental models and some of my processes by which I make decisions. This has been an important part of simplifying my life and reducing stress in our home. I’ll get right down to the concrete things that I do in making decisions, or operating my business and my home.
Episode Highlights: My Mental Models
- What physics has to do with mindset
- Why the book The Four Agreements has been so important in my life
- The 8 simple rules I use as an inner guide in life and business
- A reason to never stop asking questions (and pay attention to the questions we ask ourselves)
- Why I question everything I believe at least once a year
- The concept of first principles and why it’s important in business and family life
- How and why to plan backward
- My favorite books and articles for inspiration and education
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- The Four Agreements
- Rene Descartes
- The Work Required to Have an Opinion (Farnam Street Blog)
- Ryan Holiday
- Tim Ferriss
- Nassim Nicholas Taub
- Naval Ravikant and The Almanack of Naval Ravikant
- Learning From the Feynman Technique
- Otter app
More From Wellness Mama
- 289: Stoic Wisdom for Modern Life and Parenting With Ryan Holiday
- 341: Q&A With Katie: Motivation, Magnesium, Homeschooling & Parenting Teens
- 340: My Son Talks Entrepreneurship, Homeschooling, Sustainability, and His Cookbook Chef Junior
- 200: The Most Important Thing for Health
- 100: Your Questions Answered on Circumcision, Vaccines, CBD & More
- My Take on New Year’s Resolutions
- My Favorite Health Books
- My Parenting Rule to Foster Independence (& Save My Sanity)
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