Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of…

Warning: This episode contains a lot of graphic language. If you prefer episodes with only clean language, please skip this one.

Per Amazon.com: Sarah in her own words: “I’m a writer, editor, and recovering perfectionist. I spent fifteen years working in the New York publishing industry where I was privileged to edit talented authors such as Jessica Knoll, Gillian Flynn, Emily Nagoski, James Lee Burke, Chris Cleave, and many, many more. In 2015 I left it all behind in pursuit of more sunshine, less stress, and a daily abundance of pina coladas – moving with my husband from Brooklyn to the Dominican Republic. My first book, THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF NOT GIVING A F*CK, is an international bestseller.
My new book – another fun, profane guide to mental decluttering – is called GET YOUR SH*T TOGETHER. It will be published on December 27, 2016.”

Episode 172: Sarah Knight – The Life Changing Magic Of…

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“If you don’t take care of yourself first, then you won’t be any good for others.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Work ethic, dedication to the goal, and “Getting up and doing the work” will lead to sustained excellence
  • Why Sarah left an incredible career where she was “climbing the ladder”
  • The year Sarah spent preparing to leave her corporate job
  • Her work life at the moment: ghost write, edit, live in Dominican Republic
  • Why it’s important to have a long term plan if you’re planning on leaving your current job
  • How “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” inspired her
  • The art of “mental decluttering”
  • How to decide what matters most to you
  • People Pleasing — The “not sorry” method. Use honesty and be polite. “You must stop caring about what others think”
  • Why “selfish” has become a 4 letter word
  • The career checklist – Why Sarah dislikes it
  • Street smarts vs. Book smarts — Can be a false dichotomy
  • Why she decided to move to the Dominican Republic with her husband
  • How do you prioritize what’s truly important? — The “must-do” method
  • Tim Urban’s article: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think
  • The fine line of being a friend and “not wanting to go to baby showers” — Again, say No with honesty and be polite.

“You can’t control what others think of you.”

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