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Joel Zaslofsky
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It only took +Jeff Goins and +Jared Easley 11 minutes to put The Portfolio Life into my rotation of podcasts. Could be groovy for multipotentialites, creatives, writers, and curators.
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+David Cain is at it again today with profound thoughts (this time about thoughts): "Thoughts are like little politicians; experts at rhetoric, sensationalism self-preservation, unlimited in number, mostly just noisy and useless, but occasionally make important things happen."
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When's the last time you strongly disagreed with someone's position while simultaneously respecting the heck out of them for having it? Mine is right now with this +Leo Babauta article about the moral imperative to be vegan.
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What's your favorite tool for Experience Curating lately? Prismatic, Scoop.it, Redux, Pinterest, um ... Excel? Something else?
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This +Daniel Gold fella knows how to ask challenging questions and build upon whatever answers he gets. I'm grateful that we recorded an episode of his Getting Things Done Virtual Study Group together. It's a brand new perspective on curating, simplicity, and the overlap with GTD (and life) ... ready for your listening pleasure.
 
A new GTD Virtual Study Group is online and ready for your listening pleasure!

+Joel Zaslofsky joined me inside the virtual studio. Joel is also the self-titled Chief Simplifier, Curator, and Founder of Value of Simple. He hosts the popular Smart and Simple Matters podcast and most recently, the author of Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence, and Simplify Your Life. In this episode, we dig deep into understanding simplicity, minimalism, the art of capturing information, and how to be more mindful and curate your existence. What I learned was that curating is actually tied very closely to the tenants of capturing, processing, organizing, and reviewing in GTD

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+Amit Amin proves - with science - that the benefits of meditation are over-hyped. But you'll understand why he and I are still going to do it after reading this article.

Pro tip: Those meditating for one month see on average 60% of the benefits of those meditating for 10 years.
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When we're not geeking out about spreadsheets and mind maps, +Robert Wall and I get seriously into the complexity of event planning: #SimpleRev style. He facilitated a great chat about how to simplify your work (and life) by understanding the hidden complexity that lurks everywhere.
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I supported Steve Rosenbaum's Kickstarter campaign even though his book isn't directly related to Experience Curating. Why? Because Steve's is the Experience Curating Hall of Fame and his first book, Curation Nation, was groovy. Do you ever support people or projects that don't totally float your boat?
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It's awesome to see SimpleRev 2014 tickets being snagged from the virtual shelf. Do you want to join us for two days of simple living in Minneapolis, MN on October 3-4? The early bird gets the worm (and a discount).
Get your SimpleRev 2014 tickets here ... assuming there are still some left.
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Being inauthentic is one thing. Being incongruent with who you are - the image you project to the whole world - is a whole 'notha deal. Simplicity and Paleo have helped me hone my self-identity, and +Mark Sisson just took that a step further with this brain-expanding post.
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I have a few. Among them are curating, simplifying, organizing, making wicked spreadsheets, rockin' at personal finance and enjoying the unsexy skills of life.
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I'm just trying to live an intentional life and add more fuel to my personal renaissance. I'm also a father, husband, minimalist, Experience Curator, simplicity lover, atheist, self-awareness seeker, philosopher, experimenter, obsessive spreadsheet creator, supportive friend, and consumed with helping others.
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My goal is to provide help for a simplified, organized, and money wise life. Fun, quirkiness, curating, spreadsheets, connecting, and more are all part of the plan. You can learn more in the Start Here page at Value of Simple: http://valueofsimple.com/start-here/.

To discover more about me in 10 minutes than it would otherwise takes years to uncover, check out my Personal User Guide: http://valueofsimple.com/Joels-Personal-User-Guide
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Communications, 1997 - 2001
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