EPISODE 56: 6x Author | TED Speaker | Host of 3 Books Podcast

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Episode 56 is on fire with Neil Pasricha, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, etc. I heard Neil speak at an event early in 2019 and made a point to reach out to him to get him on the Podcast. Was so appreciate for him taking some time out to share his story. I don’t think conversations around happiness and fulfillment in life happen as much and it is just assumed that you’ll be happy if you continue on some set path society puts you on at an early age. I’m glad Neil is touring the world to share a different message and help people rethink what happiness really should be.

See below on a lot of random notes and links about Neil and from the show…

Here is a short video on Neil and what he is about:

Neil recommends to check out “The nature of the fun” by David Foster WallaceClick here

Find Neil Online:



Find his books:

Website: Institute of Global Happiness:

1000 Awesome Things Blog:

Personal Blog/Website:

3 Books Podcast:

About Neil:

My name is Neil Pasricha and I think, write, and speak about living intentionally.

All of my current work focuses under the themes of gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust.

I’m the the author of six books including: The Book of Awesome, a spinning rolodex of simple pleasures based on my 100-million-hit, award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Happiness Equation, originally written as a 300-page love letter to my unborn son on how to live a happy life, Awesome Is Everywhere, an interactive introduction to guided meditation for children, and How To Get Back Up, a memoir of failure and resilience released as an Audible Original. My books are New York Times and #1 international bestsellers and have sold millions of copies across dozens of languages.

I also give over 50 speeches a year at places like TED, SXSW, and Google. My first TED talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” is ranked one of the 10 Most Inspiring of all time and my second is called “How do you maximize your tiny, short life?”, an artistic side-project called the world’s first TED Listen, composed entirely of questions.

I also host an Apple “Best of 2018” podcast called 3 Books where I am on a 15-year-long mission to uncover and discuss the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each of the 333 chapters unpacks the 3 most formative books of an inspiring individual like Judy Blume, Chris Anderson of TED, the world’s greatest Uber driver, or David Sedaris. The show is recorded live at the guest’s preferred location and is 100% ad, sponsor, and interruption free. Each chapter publishes on the exact minute of every new moon and full moon up to September 1, 2031.

I share my most current writing in a bi-weekly email I send to over 30,000 people every other Wednesday.

My pro bono work focuses on youth mental health, youth literacy, and community wellness.

I have degrees from Queen’s University and Harvard Business School.

I live in Toronto with my wife Leslie and our three sons.


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