Nearly Fearless Leader
About the Show
I know you.
You're sick of side-hustling your personal brand to bootstrapreneur your first million et ceteras. You're tired of the overclocked half-baked self-help-y life-hack-y productivity treadmill.
You just want to create something beautiful, share the good life, maybe have some fun, maybe someday make a living doing it.
Well, you're in luck. Potentially.
I'm Ben Y. Faroe, and it turns out they'll let just anybody start a publishing company.
I started out knowing nothing about any of this, but I'm a quick learner and—let's not sugarcoat it—totally compulsive about practically everything, and after plenty of experimenting, overthinking, late nights, glorious victories, and dubious decisions, I'm here to let you in on the fun.
Join me as I forge boldly ahead, openly discuss my mistakes and milestones, stay up way too late, and generally pummel, ponder, and Google my way to creative victory.
Nearly Fearless Leader is a production of Clickworks Audio in association with Clickworks Press, where we believe stories change people and people change the world. Find our books at clickworkspress.com.
Episode 31: Floor-To-Ceiling Hot Dog Bun Situation
September 8th, 2017
5 mins 30 secs
experimental, fiction, funny, hamburger, ideas, podcast, stories, story
Ben announces an experiment
Episode 30: Bite You In The End
September 1st, 2017
22 mins 32 secs
creative process, creativity, habits, productivity, reflection, thinking
Ben tries not constantly overstimulating himself, and considers taking time to think
Episode 29: $600,000 Daytrading Cryptocurrency
August 25th, 2017
19 mins 57 secs
counseling, cryptocurrency, dessert, funny, listening, planning, publishing, writing
Ben has concerns about watching Trolls for the 27th time
Episode 28: The Answer Is Candy
August 18th, 2017
19 mins 33 secs
books, gaming, gtd, habits, motivation, productivity, writing
Ben postulates that writing a book is the opposite of playing a computer game
Episode 27: Trudging Through a Brick Wall of Slime
August 11th, 2017
22 mins 38 secs
deviled eggs, efficiency, kanban, productivity, publishing, writing
Skip to the end for Ben's Instant Just-Add-Yolks Deviled Eggs System™
Episode 26: The Impending Doom of Everyone Waking Up
August 4th, 2017
20 mins 42 secs
author, creativity, planning, priorities, projects, publishing, self-publishing, writing
Ben is picking overlapping projects at random. That's no good.
Episode 25: Mr. Stubbins, A Local Urchin
July 28th, 2017
26 mins 19 secs
author, creativity, fiction, habits, productivity, publishing, self-publishing, writing
Ben wrote a book last week, apparently? Also initial forays into the Meta-Habit, and a funny excerpt from The Unaccountable Death of Derelict Frobisher.
Episode 24: The Meta-Habit
July 21st, 2017
25 mins 29 secs
accountability, discipline, good life, habit stacking, habits, life hacks
Ben has solved life. (Finally. Geesh.)
Episode 23: Grease the Path and Run!
July 14th, 2017
25 mins 17 secs
art, author, creativity, efficiency, energy, productivity, systems, willpower, writing
Ben's so efficient he's accomplishing nothing at all
Episode 22: Use Your Friends
July 7th, 2017
18 mins 18 secs
accountability, business, collaboration, exclusive, friends, mentor, mentorship, preview
Ben's success depends on smart friends. Also Ben explains ghosts.
Episode 21: Marshmallow Up
June 30th, 2017
24 mins 4 secs
checklist, engagement, kombucha, lifehack, mindfulness, productivity, success, to do list
Ben discovers, to his chagrin, that he has no idea what to do with success, and also that he might have reverse gambler-brain
Episode 20: Action Over Abstraction
June 23rd, 2017
25 mins 12 secs
entrepreneurship, household, motivation, productivity, projects, publishing, self-publishing, writing
Ben compares and contrasts recent big accomplishments and big non-accomplishments
Episode 19: I Started The Wrong Company
June 16th, 2017
27 mins 39 secs
author, business, business model, entrepreneur, freelance, publishing, self-publishing, strategy, writer
Ben figures out he started the wrong company. Awkward. But informative.
Episode 18: Micro-Honesty
June 9th, 2017
22 mins 17 secs
counseling, freedom, god, guilt, honesty, jesus, prayer, shame, spirituality
Ben experiments with telling the truth
Episode 17: Solved the "How Are You Doing?" Issue
June 2nd, 2017
21 mins 45 secs
author, books, craft, introvert, introverts, overthinker, plot, publishing, story, writing
Ben finally solves "How are you doing?" for overthinkers. Then overthinks it.
Also, the first-ever reveal of Ben's super-cool story plotting system.