Neil Pasricha is a Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker.
Recent episodes featuring Neil Pasricha
Neil Pasricha is the author of five New York Times bestsellers including: The Book of Awesome, a catalog of simple pleasures based on his 50-million hit, award-winning blog, and The Happiness Equation, a nine-step guidebook to happiness based on new research.  His latest book is You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life.  Neil is also one of the most popular TED speakers with his first TED Talk “The 3 A’s of Awesome” ranked as one of the ten most inspiring of all time. His work has been featured in hundreds of outlets including CNN, BBC, The Today Show, The Early Show, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, Fortune, and Forbes. His new podcast, 3 Books, discusses the most formative books of inspiring individuals from all walks of life. Neil graciously offered to hold an ask-me-anything session for the readers of the Weekly Contrarian. In the AMA, Neil answers questions about the relationship between appreciation and happiness; how to expose your true inner, authentic self; how to go from being a glass-half-empty person to a glass-half-full person; and so much more.  My book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life, is now available for pre-order (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound). I’ve been ecstatic about the early reviews. The book was named a “must read” by Susan Cain (NYT Bestselling Author of Quiet), “endlessly fascinating” by Daniel Pink (NYT Bestselling Author of Drive and A Whole New Mind), and “bursting with practical insights” by Adam Grant (NYT Bestselling Author of Originals). The book was also selected by Adam Grant as his # 1 pick among his top 20 books of 2020.  If you pre-order the book, you’ll get digital access to the book to read on your favorite device within seven days of your pre-order. That means you can start reading it months before the book is released to the public. You’ll also get pre-order bonuses worth at least 10 times the cost of the book. You can check out the bonuses at
As we all know, the Internet giveth us joy and kitten photos, and it taketh away our free time and sometimes our self-esteem. How can we make our own version of the internet a little less crappy? You can find Neil on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @neilpasricha. You can also listen to his podcast 3 Books at can catch up with TTFA on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using @ttfapodcast. Nora's Instagram is @noraborealis. TTFA is public media. Which means we are supported by you. You can join us with a contribution at And check out our sponsors this week: ThirdLove: Rothy's: Ritual:
Author and happiness expert Neil Pasricha shares the recipe for resilience, an antidote for anxiety, and how his two minute morning routine primes each day for success. --- For comprehensive show notes on this episode, including a full edited transcript, go to Is your brain hungry for more? Don't miss out! Sign up for our weekly "Brain Food" at Follow @farnamstreet on Twitter for mind-expanding content.
Neil is an author, pubic speaker, and podcaster. All of his current work focuses on gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust. As an author, he has published six books, including his newest book, You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life.As a speaker, Neil gives over 50 (FIFTY!!!!) speeches a year.Neil has a fantastic TED talk and a TEDx talk that he says "bombed":The 3 A's of Awesome - TED talkHow do you maximize your tiny, short life? - TEDx talkFind out more about Neil at!We discuss:What are the biggest ideas around resiliency?How do we get started in finding our art?Become a Patron!Help us grow and become a Patron today: - Preserve and pass on memories with StoryWorth, the most meaningful gift for your family. Save $20 off your first purchase by signing up today at - Get Honey for FREE at here to support the show!
Neil Pasricha is a bestselling author and podcaster whose work focuses on topics core to all of our lives: gratitude, happiness, failure, resilience, and trust. He's the author of six books including The Book of Awesome, The Happiness Equation, Awesome Is Everywhere, and his latest book: You Are Awesome.    In this episode: We are too thin skinned. No matter how great our achievements, we're crushed by the simplest things. Neil shares some practical advice to navigate through pain and build resiliency Always do something you're learning... Or as I like to say, how to give yourself permission to suck There's a reason why they call something a "practice". We get into how to let go and allow yourself to be human. and much more Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times. 
Share Profile
Are you Neil? Verify and edit this page to your liking.
Recommend This Creator
Recommendation sent

Join Podchaser to...

  • Rate podcasts and episodes
  • Follow podcasts and creators
  • Create podcast and episode lists
  • & much more
Sep 17th, 1979
Episode Count
Podcast Count
Total Airtime
9 hours, 37 minutes