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Amardeep Parmar

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My goal is to help people not lose sight of what really matters whilst chasing their dreams. You can download my free Anti-Burnout Toolkit here.

My writing has received millions of views and I’m also the host of Mindful & Driven where I interview people about how they find balance.

If you’re a content creator, I have courses for you on my website. You can also contact me for paid gigs at

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Mindful & Driven | Niklas Goeke

Life is about having energy for what matters

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Many people believe they need to hustle all hours like a machine to be successful. Yet this strips them of the only human advantage we have left.


Niklas Göke has earned a following of over half a million people across platforms. The best bit is he only works for a few hours each day. You might think his success is despite this but it’s because of it.

The best ideas don’t come by glaring at your screen with your fingers on the keys. The best ideas come from living life and its variety to its fullest. …

Stop projecting your desire for no office on everyone else

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The pandemic lit a fire under those who hate the office. The internet is full of stories calling them dead and how everyone would be happier if they just went away.

I now work for myself from my bedroom 99% of the time and for me, that’s a negative not a positive. I’m tired of people assuming I love remote work because they do. In truth, I’m jealous of the employees returning to their offices. I miss having an atmosphere while I work. And no, a coffee shop isn’t the same.

The voices of those who would like to return…

Look for the underserved market

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“I see myself as a Black kid from Queens who couldn’t shave, made his way to Silicon Valley, and networked enough to know that I could raise the money to start the business that I started at that specific time”.

Tristan Walker makes it sound easy but he’s too modest. Alarmingly little funding has gone to black-owned businesses yet he shattered all the glass ceilings.

The kid from Queens got his lucky break came from attending a fancy boarding school where almost everyone was white. He realized he was just as smart as his elite classmates so why shouldn’t he…

Mindful & Driven | Ashley Simon

What drawers do you have open

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How many different areas of your life are you trying to keep in some type of balance right now?

Work. Family. Friends. Hobbies. Sleep. Rest. Play.

It’s a lot to squeeze into 24 hours and Ashley Simon, Director of Creator Marketing at Medium, argues it’s nearly impossible. She doesn’t strive for day-to-day balance and thinks about it as a long-term concept instead.

Her therapist encouraged her to view life as a dresser. Each area of her life was one drawer in the dresser. If you try to keep all them open at one time, it inevitably topples over. Crash. Burnout.

Heights show brain care matters more than you think

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When you think about the ideal conditions to start a multimillion-dollar brand, you probably aren’t thinking about:

Burnout. Depression. Anxiety. Bulimia. Insomnia.

Dan Murray-Serter worshipped at the altar of Gary Vee’s hustle culture so ignored these worrying symptoms for far too long. He couldn’t make sense of why he felt so terrible when he knew he had everything other people wanted.

His insomnia became unbearable and his anxiety went bonkers. He became a shadow of the person he wanted to be and his ego had to give in. Yet even talking to therapists didn’t solve his problem. …

Make friends don’t network

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95% of people who contact me for advice get it all wrong.

They read psychological tricks and think they are geniuses for trying to use them on me. It’s the same for many people who’ve seen some level of online success and I shudder to imagine what it’s like for those who are way ahead of me.

Their inboxes become flooded with those fishing for free advice. It’s not fun feeling surrounded by fishermen and it triggers the urge to squirm away. …

Mindful & Driven | Jordan Gross

Bad days happen to the best of us

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Life sucks sometimes.

I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on improving my mindset but I won’t lie to you about the realities of life. Not every day is great and sometimes I wonder why I bother trying best when things go wrong. Then I get over it and continue with my day.

Yet Jordan Gross has a healthier way to react to these scenarios than my occasional catastrophizing. He views life through the lens of a story and it gives him the optimism he needs to take on the world.

It doesn’t matter what the negative emotion is. Pain…

Why I use them and alternatives for you

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One of the questions I get asked the most is what do I use to get everything done.

I’m a tool junkie. With my experience in the tech consulting world, I see no valid reason to make life harder for myself by doing things the hard way. I use over 50 online tools to help me with all the goals in my business. I’m not afraid to spend a bit of money to save myself a lot of time.

Yet at the same time, I have made some dumb decisions in the past and I don’t want you to do…

What it actually takes to succeed

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Let’s face the facts. Most of us aren’t going to be billionaires no matter how hard we work. It’s patronizing when privileged people preach their work ethic as the secret to their success.

This is what makes Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel's confessions refreshing. While he’s intelligent, he’s self-aware enough to know it’s not only his brilliance that got him where he is today. Likewise, it’s not all your fault you aren’t filthy rich.

Yet this isn’t a pity party. You don’t have the upbringing Spiegel did but you can learn from his mantra:

“It’s not about working harder, it’s about…

Amardeep Parmar

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