Mindful & Driven

Use a PERSONAL SYSTEM to Overcome Procrastination and Adversity w/ Sean Kernan

August 24, 2021 Amardeep Parmar/ Sean Kernan Episode 8
Mindful & Driven
Use a PERSONAL SYSTEM to Overcome Procrastination and Adversity w/ Sean Kernan
Show Notes

Welcome to episode 8 of the Mindful & Driven podcast! It's all about how to not lose sight of what really matters whilst chasing your dreams.

Episode 8’s guest is the insatiable Sean Kernan. He’s an online writer with hundreds of millions of views across thousands of articles in both Quora and Medium. He’s personally one of my favorite writers because he’s so creative and he brings humor to his work. He used to work in finance for many years and was just writing on the side for fun but he just kept blowing up and he kept going viral. Eventually, he decided ”I can do it”, and he took it full time. 

I’m excited to share his story with you today. 

Topics discussed in this episode:
How to troubleshoot your motivation and find solutions. How to design a personal system that helps you get work done. Why it's important to be proactive with your productive work.
Find what works best for you as a creative by trying tips and sticking to those that suits you best. Why personal systems are crucial to success. Writing online and creative pursuits. Self-employment challenges. How to adapt to change.

I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation! I'd love it if you could subscribe, leave me a review and follow me on social channels. 


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Find more about Sean: https://seanjkernan.medium.com/

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Doubt is a very powerful tool (2:05)

Managing the basic things (9:49)

The move that changed everything (18:33)

The ideal lifestyle (20:59)

Talking about routine (22:35)

Getting your lifestyle  correct (28:46)


Intro Music:
"Himalayas" by Mona Wonderlick —
Creative Commons — Attribution 3.0 Unported — CC BY 3.0
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