Darius Foroux is an entrepreneur, writer, and podcaster who focuses on topics such as productivity, habits, decision making, and personal finance. Since starting his blog in 2015, his articles have been read by over 4 million people. He has also written several books, including “Do It Today,” “Think Straight,” and “Win Your Inner Battles,” and he hosts his own podcast, The Darius Foroux Show.
In this interview, Darius starts by talking about how to deal with tough times. He describes how changing his perspective and looking at situations with a helicopter view had a major impact on his life. We ask Darius why thoughts are so important and influential in our lives. He references a personal tragedy that woke him up and pushed him to start living with more purpose and meaning.
Next, Darius discusses the importance of self-awareness, and how journaling has helped him become more self-aware. He also talks about how music sparked his interest in reading, and how reading then inspired him to start keeping a journal. He shares some of the books he’s read recently that have been most impactful to him. Next, we ask Darius how to break out of negative thought patterns. He encourages people who are feeling stuck in life to start a journal and write out their goals.
Darius and Chris then discuss the ideas of structure and chaos in life. They describe how they structure their schedules and lifestyles. They talk about the importance of getting adequate sleep and focusing on physical health in order to recharge. Darius emphasizes that self improvement is a process, and it’s important to test ideas and create a system that works best for you. As a final tip, he reminds us to live our lives consciously and with more self-awareness.
Mike is the Producer for the Craft of Charisma Podcast.