Episode 83: David Kadavy – Creating Consistently, Critical Feedback & Mind Management

by | Mar 7, 2021 | Interviews with Leaders, Popular | 0 comments

“As a creator, you have to both believe that you aren’t good enough, but that you are enough.”

-David Kadavy

David Kadavy is the bestselling author of three books: Design for Hackers, The Heart to Start, and his latest, Mind Management, Not Time Management. David served as design advisor to Timeful, a productivity app that used behavioral science principles and David’s “mind management” techniques. Google bought Timeful in 2015, and has integrated its features into Google Calendar.

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00:04:06 Welcome, David!
00:06:06 Consistency is Key
00:09:59 Building a Weekly Routine
00:15:44 Hustle vs. Balance
00:21:02 Moving to Colombia
00:26:16 The Perception of Happiness Abroad
00:32:25 Stoicism and Managing Adversity
00:39:26 Unrealistic Expectations We Set for Ourselves
00:45:12 Taking Criticism in Stride
00:50:41 Asking What Can Be Improved
00:56:14 Making the Big Asks
01:07:56 Resources David is Looking For
01:10:33 David’s Life-Changing Book
01:12:25 David’s Personal Call to Action
01:13:32 Connecting with David
01:14:31 Thank You, David!

David’s Life-Changing Book
“Your Brain at Work” by Dr. David Rock

Books Mentioned
“Born Standing Up” by Steve Martin
“Story” by Robert McKee
“So Good They Can’t Ignore You” by Cal Newport
“The Black Swan” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Additional Resources
Gary Vaynerchuk
Hedonic Treadmill
Medellín, Colombia
Happiness = Reality/Expectations
Ryan Holiday
The Black Death
Seneca the Younger
Bob Dylan confirms non-attendance at Nobel Prize ceremony | BBC
Jerry Seinfeld — A Comedy Legend’s Systems, Routines, and Methods for Success (#485) | The Tim Ferriss Show
Seth Godin
Robert Johnson
Dan Ariely
Episode #61: Nir Eyal on The Mosaic Life Podcast

Words of Wisdom
“Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” -Gustave Flaubert

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