Life Is Short (How to Spend It Wisely)


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Today’s episode is a wake up call. 

The reality is that time is passing you by.

If you want to live a more meaningful, successful, and happy life, you need to get serious about the amount of time you have with your loved ones, because it’s limited. 

And unfortunately, today’s topic is something that is often not realized until it’s too late in life.

After you listen to today’s episode, you’ll learn exactly what you can do to make the most of the time you have.

If you loved this episode and want to know what to listen to next, check out this interview with Professor Tal Ben-Shahar, who will share more about creating a meaningful life: How to Build the Life You Want: Timeless Wisdom for More Happiness & Purpose.

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In this episode:

  • 3:36: A story about an ice cube and how it relates to time
  • 4:43: Surprising statistics about the time you have with those you love
  • 6:09: The first thing to do to be more intentional with your time
  • 8:31 Recognizing what you’ve already missed out on
  • 10:38: The beautiful and motivational thing about grief
  • 13:32: What grief and regret can be really good for
  • 16:04: Tapping into the love you have for people
  • 17:42: Something you shouldn’t keep buried in your heart
  • 19:48: A simple hack to help you to prioritize your time
  • 26:02: Don’t make this mistake when it comes to time of yours and others
  • 32:55: How to be more present in the day-to-day of someone you love
  • 37:17: Why you need to get serious about being present
  • 42:43: The profound powers of a text message and a group chat

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