#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions (Repost)
This episode originally aired in 2015. You can find the show notes of the episode here.
“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers
Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster.
Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians.
In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 million, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with more than 5 million views of his talks. Since 2011, he has published 34 books, including “Anything You Want,” which I’ve personally read 10+ times.