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Derek Sivers has lived many lives. He has been a musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, speaker, and book publisher. His TED Talk, “Weird, or just different?”, has been viewed more than 3.5 million times. His book Anything You Want: 40 Lessons for a New Kind of Entrepreneur shares everything he learned from starting, growing, and selling the company CD Baby.
You can say hello to Derek at https://sivers.org/contact.
In this episode Derek and I discuss:
- How Derek cultivated a practice of questioning assumptions
- Why Derek has a Making Room, not a Living Room
- What a controversial blog post taught Derek about handling criticism
- Why you should distance your private persona from your public persona
- What a failed marriage taught Derek about the meaning of failure.
- Why you should separate your decisions from the outcome of those decisions
- How Derek cultivates calm in his life
- How to ask your mentors for help
- “7 reasons I switched back to PHP after 2 years on Rails”
- Art & Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland
- The Man with One Red Shoe starring Tom Hanks
The book is already a #1 bestseller on Amazon.
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