Episode 85 comes to you from sunny Andalucia, Spain. Today we’re talking about how to document the experiences of your life without keeping a journal.
It’s ironic, how we often forget the things worth remembering, but remember the things worth forgetting” ~ Anonymous
In the moment we always believe we’ll remember the events from our life just as vividly as when they happen. But inevitably, with time we find that the memories fade and the details become less crisp and often impossible to recall.
For us, this creates challenges as we try to write about our experiences in the future. We struggle to recall specific feelings we were having or people we met in particular situations. When we bought our house in Spain we knew we wanted to document the process for a future book and so we explored how best to capture all of this to use later. On today’s show we’re sharing how we are capturing these experiences and how you can use the same techniques in your own life.
We are excited to be joined on the podcast again by Joel Zaslofsky, the author of Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence, and Simplify Your Life. He hosts the Smart and Simple Matters Podcast and is the cofounder of the SimpleRev Conference. Joel’s excitement for simplicity and capturing life’s experiences comes through on the headphones and we know you are going to love this conversation.
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- Listen all about SimpleREV on this podcast Joel and his co-founder Dan called “All Things SimpleREV”. http://simplerev.com/category/
- Read the SimpleREV Declaration. This is our best way of getting people to say “Hell yes!” or “Hell no!” to what we’re up to. http://simplerev.com/
- Watch the YouTube talk “A Riddle of Experience versus Memory” by Daniel Kahneman
- Listen to our first conversation with Joel back in Episode #37 as we talked about how systems can help simplify your life.
On next week’s show, we’ll be sharing one of the stories from the upcoming audiobook version of Married with Luggage. It’s an exciting one, so you won’t want to miss it!
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