Episode #16 – The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*CK with Mark Manson

“Fuck positivity,” says Mark Manson.

We’re always told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich and successful life.

There’s a place for positivity, don’t get me wrong, but let’s be honest….sometimes things are totally fucked up! And we have to learn how to live with it.

Today’s guest is our generation’s version of a self-help guru. I’ve been following his work for years and I’m humbled to have had the opportunity to connect with him live.

…Do you want to learn the key to being happier?

You gotta listen to find out.


Welcome to Episode #16 of the Rich20Something podcast!


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Mark Manson is an author, blogger and entrepreneur. In short, he writes personal development advice that doesn’t suck. He’s definitely offended a few people. And he’s definitely saved a few lives. He’s that kind of guy.

For the past few years, Mark has been working on correcting our delusional expectations for ourselves and for the world. In his crazy popular blog, Mark tells it like it is. His honesty and rawness is something I personally try to emulate in my own writing.

In today’s episode we go deep, exploring the antidote to the coddling, “let’s all- feel-good” mindset that’s infected our generation. This might be my favorite episode yet, you don’t want to miss it.

If you like what you hear, then you’re DEFINITELY going to want to check out Mark’s debut major book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.


It’s due to be released on September 13th but you can pre-order it now.

I got an early copy and devoured it in a weekend. It’s about getting back to your core values (or the few things you care about) and focusing on those – instead of being frustrated by stupid shit that isn’t important. It changed my perspective on how I run my business and approach relationships and I know it can be a game-changer for you.


Enjoy today’s episode, be inspired, and do great work.

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Learn about Mark’s zen approach to his work and writing.


For long-form creative projects, like a book, save the editing and analyzing for later.


Mark’s new book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck, is based on his article of the same name which had over 10 million page views.


There really is nothing new in psychology that Buddha didn’t know 2500 years ago.


Can creatives and writers make a decent living? The future of content providers.


The New York Times pay model is quickly being adopted in international markets.


Being successful is knowing how to leverage your good luck and how to minimize your bad luck.


The golden age for content creators is over. The new path is meeting people at live events.


The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck comes out on September 13, 2016. Pre-order it now.

Daniel DiPiazza

Daniel is the founder and CEO of Rich20Something. A millennial business mastermind, he has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over $100K in revenue with zero startup capital. His work is regularly featured in Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, Fox News, and Yahoo! Business. His debut book, Rich20Something, publishes on May 2, 2017.