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Informed Choice Radio Personal Finance Podcast

Jun 17, 2019

If the most precious thing we have is time, the most highly prized expertise should be knowing how to spend it well.

Yet, busier than ever, do we really understand which experiences bring us joy and success, and which don’t?

After all, we’ve learned how to spot the difference between junk foods and superfoods. When you discover the equivalent rules for time, it’ll change how you live your life.

My guest on the show today is James Wallman, author of one of my favourite books, Stuffocation.

And now in fact author of two of my favourite books, because James is back with his new book, Time and How to Spend It.

In the book, James investigates the persistent problem of wasted, unfulfilling time, and finds a powerful answer ― a revolutionary approach to life based on the latest scientific discoveries.

At the heart of Time and How to Spend It is the inspiring revelation that, when you play by the new rules, you can actively choose better experiences.

This is one of my favourite podcast interviews to date, and that's saying something with more than 220 guest interviewed recorded for Informed Choice Radio.

Listen out for James explaining why it's not a lack of free time that's the issue, but choosing to spend that free time on our mobile phones; and why charging your phone outside of the bedroom leads to better sleep and more sex.

We talk about experience intelligence, biophilia, and how doing things for other people leads to more happiness, and success.

Here's my conversation with James Wallman, author of Time and How to Spend It, in episode 429 of Informed Choice Radio.