23: Some of My Best Friends Are Ponytails

by Max Leibman

It’s summer in Priority Country, and life hacks are in the air!

Caitie and Max share the tips and tricks that actually tipped them over into success (or at least tricked them into thinking so), and review a few self-help clichés that are actually, well, helpful. This week, they run down several pieces of advice that have proven their worth in the crucible of daily work and life.

From saving fifteen minutes at the grocery store to becoming a wealthy, successful writer for The New Yorker (or . . . not), our hosts bring us a wealth of ideas that have improved their health, stress levels, and productivity. Your mileage may vary, but here’s a tip that will change your game: listen to this episode


Priority Episode No. 22: "Weird Summer Housewife Magazine Person." | Podcast Episode

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Mindfulness | Wikipedia

Gautama Buddha | Wikipedia

Gamification | Wikipedia

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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling | Amazon

New and Updated: The 4 Disciplines of Execution (Audio CD) by Chris McChesney and Stephen R. Covey | Amazon

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Economic Indicators | Wikipedia

Weight Watchers | Wikipedia

"4 Exercise Tips for People Who Hate Exercise" by Linda Wasmer Andrews | Psychology Today

Coach | New Girl Wiki

Bechdel Test | Wikipedia

Extraversion and Introversion | Wikipedia

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Grace Hopper | Wikiquote
(Source of the forgiveness-vs.-permission cliche.)

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Myspace | Wikipedia

Priority Episode No. 4 "Jelly Bean Zero" | Podcast Episode

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Benjamin Disraeli | Wikipedia