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Neil Pasricha: Resilience Through Creativity – Love Your Work, Episode 215

January 30 2020 – 07:30am

neil pasrichaThings were not going well for Neil Pasricha (@NeilPasricha). He came home from work one day, and his wife told him she no longer loved him. Around that same time, Neil’s best friend committed suicide.

Neil needed something to lift his spirits. Something to remind him, every day, that there was something good in the world.

That’s when Neil started his blog, 1,000 Awesome Things. At the end of each day, he wrote about one little awesome thing from life.

Today, Neil has written several awesome books, including The Book of Awesome and Awesome is Everywhere. His blog, 1,000 Awesome Things was named Best Blog in the World two years in a row from International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, Neil is the Director of The Institute of Global Happiness, and he has a fantastic podcast called 3 Books, on which he’s interviewed titans such as Judy Blume, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Sedaris.

Neil’s new book is You Are Awesome, and it’s all about resilience.

In this conversation, you’ll learn:

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