Our guest in this episode is Derek Sivers, a writer, programmer, entrepreneur and former owner of CD Baby, an online store for independent musicians.
We’ve been waiting to do this interview for a long time, and when Derek re-emerged with the plan to publish three books after a few reclusive years, we wanted to catch up and find our what he had been up to.
This interview is in 2 parts. In Part 1 we talk about building a life around values such as learning, growth or minimalism, and exploring freedom to its extremes.
In Part 2 we talk about about daily practices for increasing self-knowledge, and many different ways in which people can thrive and find fulfillment.What do you do when you don’t have to do anything, and you can do anything? - @Sivers Click To Tweet
In This Episode of Future Thinkers:
- The philosophy behind “Hell Yeah or No”
- Choosing which values guide you through life, and how those values can change
- How you can benefit from throwing yourself into an unknown territory
- Is there such thing as too much freedom?
- How to manifest the principles of stoicism and minimalism in everyday life
- How to let go of attachment to your identity and break your loyalties intentionally
- Derek’s approach to commitment and self-knowledge
- Legacy as a form of “life after death”
- The difference between striving to achieve a certain state, and committing yourself to changing the process as your life unfolds
Resources and Mentions:
- Derek Sivers’ Website
- Sum by David Eagleman
- The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
- Great Songwriting Techniques by Jack Perricone