LRS 071: Life Lessons from Derek Sivers 48

Life Lessons from Derek Sivers - the let's reach success podcast

Today on the LRS podcast I’ll talk about one interesting individual, whose way of thinking is like no other – Derek Sivers.

I recently bought The Tools of Titans at an airport. It’s Tim Ferriss’ recent book, which I knew I’d get eventually. It’s around 650 pages, and might be considered one of the ultimate resources on the routines, beliefs and life lessons of successful people from all fields.

As you probably know, I’m a big fan of Tim and his work. And one of the things he’s dedicated his life to is exploring how high achievers think, distilling the steps they took, the mistakes they made when starting out, the strategies they used to build skills faster, etc.

I’m quite interested in that and although you can find a lot of the information throughout his blog posts or in some of the 234 of his podcast (it would be a tedious task to go gather some success tips from people on the podcast now as many of them last longer than 2 hours and each sentence can be a realization you come to or a life hack you’ve never thought of trying).

So, I won’t really be reading Tools of Titans, but going back to it every now and then to check out a chapter, then think about what I’ve just read and how I can implement it into my current projects.

The first thing I looked for in the table of contents, was Derek Sivers’ chapter. I went straight to it, right there while still at the airport, and finished it while forgetting about everything around me.

So, in this episode, I wanna bring to your attention the interesting concepts and values this guy has, each of which is a valuable life lesson we can take with us.


Show Notes:

  • A new book I got and the first chapter I headed to when I opened it [0:24]
  • How Derek learned 2 years of Music College in 4 lessons [3:23]
  • The bike ride that changed Derek’s life [5:47]
  • What inspired him to overcome his creative struggle [7:59]


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Join Me for Warrior Woman 2018 and Gain Focus, Energy and Inspiration [Free Online Event] 44

Join Me for Warrior Woman 2018 and Gain Focus, Energy and Inspiration [Free Online Event]

Every now and then I share with you a free online event here on the blog that I believe will inspire you to improve at least one area of your life. This month’s one is about the powerful practices of 22+ women that help them live life on their own terms.

It’s called Warrior Woman, and guess what? I’m one of them.

In fact, that was the first ever virtual summit I’ve agreed to be part of and it was great sharing what works for me and what keeps me motivated and productive during the day, especially when things aren’t exactly the way I want them to be.

Let me share more about it.

Who’s Hosting Warrior Woman and What Inspired Its Creation?

That’s Anna Acuña – a fierce woman living life on her own terms!

As the creator of Wild & Free, she encourages purpose-driven men and women to pursue their passions and create a life that sets their soul on fire!

At first, Anna didn’t believe a life on her own terms was possible either. But her artistic, creative and adventurous spirit craved so much more than that!

She wanted a life full of adventure. To have complete control over her time. So she decided to trust her inner compass, break free of the norm, and start doing the things that got her fired up in life!

Like me, she understands what it’s like to wonder if the life you imagine is possible.

Which is exactly why I want you to join us for the interview series Anna’s hosting about this topic. So, you can gain the FOCUS, ENERGY, and INSPIRATION you need to break free of the norm and start living life on your own terms!

It’s called: Warrior Woman 2018: Powerful Practices to Focus your Mind, Boost your Energy, and Invigorate your Spirit to Live Life on your Own Terms!

How Can Warrior Woman 2018 Help You?

The best thing about it is that you can listen to more than 22 women who are already independent and doing what they love. They talk about how their days go, what challenges they overcame and what they are still struggling with, how they find courage in the face of adversity, how they broke free from the 9 to 5, and what their best advice for newbies is.

I, for instance, talked for 30 minutes on the most important things that allowed me to start making money from my passion, and how this grew over time to make me location independent. I also share my best productivity principles and what keeps me on top of my game every day. Which is key to not just living the lifestyle you desire, but also keeping it.

Where Can I Sign Up for Free?

22+ badass women have come together to share their personal powerful practices that keep them Focused, Energized and Inspired to live life on their own terms doing work that gives them a sense of purpose. As empowered women, we want to show you how you can start living life on your own terms.

This is a powerful guide and jolt of inspiration for anyone who is bored out of their mind and tired of their soul-sucking job. It’s definitely something I wish I had when I was just starting out, which is why I’m so excited Anna is hosting this and that I get to share it with you.

You have nothing to lose and your future to gain. Let’s do this!  You can sign up here.