10 Secrets to a Better Life

10 Secrets to a Better Life

We all want to live better lives. In this special episode, host Keith McArthur brings back 10 of his favorite guests to ask them to share the most important life lesson they’ve ever learned. We’ll hear from Gretchen Rubin, Laura Vanderkam, Cait Flanders, Kristen Meinzer, Chris Browning, Shawn Francis, Kerry Rowett, Mark Hamade, Allison Melody and Kathleen Trotter.

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Episode 63 Show Notes

[00:00] Welcome and Intro

[1:35] Cait Flanders: Don’t be Afraid to Fail

Cait Flanders | My Instruction Manual

Cait Flanders is the author of The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More than Anything You Can Buy in a Store

Cait also appears in Episode 62. Listen here.

[4:51] Kristen Meinzer: Forgiveness is overrated

Kristen Meinzer | My Instruction Manual

Kristen is co-host of the By the Book podcast. Kristen works full-time in the podcast industry as a producer and host.

Kristen also appears in Episode 45. Listen here.

[8:19] Chris Browning: Bad things get better when you talk about them

Chris Browning | My Instruction Manual

Chris Browning is the California-based accountant behind the popular Popcorn Finance podcast. He launched the podcast after he and his wife got out from under $27,000 in debt

Chris also appears in Episode 41. Listen here.

[11:54 ] Gretchen Rubin: The biggest failures teach the biggest lessons

Gretchen Rubin | My Instruction Manual

Gretchen Rubin is New York Times bestselling author of multiple books including The Happiness ProjectBetter Than Before, and The Four Tendencies.

Gretchen also appears in Episodes 50 and 51. Listen here and here.

[13:49] Laura Vanderkam: Hard work pays off

Laura is author of several productivity and time management books. Her most recent book is Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. Laura is about to publish a novel about productivity and time management titled Juliet’s School of Possibilities. Her TED Talk on how to gain control of your free time has been viewed more than 10-million times. Laura is also the co-host of the Best of Both Worlds podcast.

Laura also appears in Episode 44. Listen here.

[18:00] Shaun Francis: Hold yourself accountable

Shaun Francis | My Instruction Manual

Shaun Francis is author of Eat Move Think: The Path to a Healthier, Stronger, Happier You. He is the CEO of Medcan, a Toronto-based company that provides holistic health services.

Shawn also appears in Episode 42. Listen here.

[21:45] Kerry Rowett: Trust Yourself

Kerry Rowett | My Instruction Manual

Kerry is author of Align + Attract: Align Your Energy to Create a Business You Actually Love. She is a Holistic Kinesiologist living in Adelade, Australia.

Kerry also appears in Episode 46. Listen here.

[24:40] Mark Hamade: Don’t be happy with second best

Mark Hamade | My Instruction Manual

Mark Hamade is a fitness enthusiast, an entrepreneur, a business coach, a Lebanese immigrant, a former Marine, and a cancer survivor. He set a resolution to lose more than 200 pounds.

Mark also appears in Episode 58. Listen here.

[26:55] Kathleen Trotter: Movement is non-negotiable

Kathleen Trotter | My Instruction Manual

Kathleen Trotter is author of Finding Your Fit and Your Fittest Future Self. She is My Instruction Manual’s regular fitness contributor, and a Toronto-based personal trainer with a degree in exercise science.

Kathleen also appears in Episode 61. Listen here.

[32:00] Allison Melody: The body is designed to heal itself

Allison Melody | My Instruction Manual

Allison Melody is host of the Food Heals podcast. By her 25th birthday, Allison lost both her parents to cancer. This led her to explore non-traditional healing methods, including nutrition.

Allison also appears in Episode 43. Listen here.

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