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"Practical, Action-Oriented Contentment and Compassion" by Leo Babauta

Leo Babauta has inspired millions through his writing on Zen Habits, where he's shared his experiences in building up great habits, cutting clutter and junkfood from his life, learning about great parenting and building a wonderful family, eliminating debt, increasing his income and productivity, and living a life that's more happy through and through.

Leo is now graciously participating in GiveGetWin with a practical class on "action-oriented contentment", and he sat down with Sebastian Marshall to share his thoughts on what motivates him, around what contentment is, on trusting yourself, on being compassionate and compassion as an impetus for action, on self-compassion and treating yourself well, and happiness in general. Enjoy:

"Practical, Action-Oriented Contentment and Compassion" by Leo Babauta, as told to Sebastian Marshall

My business: providing computer support to the elderly

On Alan's Journey

I've been talking a bit about my business idea recently, but I haven't gone into too much detail about it. I think this is because I haven’t wanted anyone else to steal it, but that's really quite silly.

No one's going to steal it, and even if they did, they'd be doing it differently to how I'd be doing it. And they'd be doing it because they stole it, not because they created it as a result of being passionate about it.

So I'll talk about what I intend doing, as part of the 'promotion' of it. At the very least, it'll help me define exactly what it is so that I can move forward with it.

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