The Considered Life

The Considered Life

A considered life is meaningful, reflected, and sustainable. In a world of accelerated ambiguity, distraction, overload, and uncertainty, Marc Kilian explores the foundations, principles, habits and actions for leading a considered life.


March 11, 2021 52 mins

He is an accomplished speaker and trainer for schools and organizations across the US. He is also a Professor of Communication Studies with Keiser University. He is the host of the podcast 'Communicate To Motivate' which focuses on different areas of communication applied to real life. His goal is to turn personal experiences into powerful learning moments with engaging stories, research, and takeaways.

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He walked away from the opportunity to run a multi-billion dollar dollar company to hitchhike around the world to find happiness and inner peace. He studied 5 years in a seminary and left 1 day before being ordained and lived as a monk in a monastery for 10 years. He led the growth of Hay House, the world’s largest publishing company in the self-help and self-development category, from 3million a year in sales to 100 million a year...

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December 16, 2020 46 mins

Tim Davis is the author of "TRIPOLAR: The Story of a Bipolar Triathlete", which chronicles his journey from childhood trauma into multiple addictions until finally recovering and discovering triathlons and ultrarunning as important tools to help him stay sober and in recovery.

He is a high school science teacher and coach in Los Angeles, CA.  He’s happily married with 3 amazing children.

He has been co...

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December 11, 2020 57 mins

Join me in this conversation with Daniel Gefen, owner of Gefen Media Group and author of the bestseller "The Self-Help Addict".

We talk about intention, priorities, ruthlessness, craving for attention, three key ingredients for living the high life, JK Rowling, how actions create feelings, readiness fear and many others.

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In this Ask Me Anything episode I answer listener questions and talk about

  • when and how to be kind to yourself (and when not)
  • how to trade between the need-to's and the want-to's of adult life
  • what makes bad habits form quickly
  • how inertia is a habit
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This episode discusses how 4 things to become better at doing 7 things to improve 3 things in your 1 live just don't work. Seriously, this episode talks about foundational principles for peak performance and why they are so important.

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We all know that we become tired over the day. Besides the phenomenon called "sleep pressure" that is related to the stacking of certain hormones, there are also other mechanisms that are significantly impacting us. Science calls them "ego depletion" and "decision fatigue". While they are related, they are not exactly the same thing.

In this episode, I talk about these phenomena, how they affe...

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What is it that makes us postpone execution to never-ever-land? Pushing out have-to-dos until the very last minute? It is our brains screaming for immediate rewards. In this episode, I'll explain the intertemporal discounting, why it happens, and how to get over it.

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Have you ever not executed on a decision? You almost certainly have. Haven't we all? Honestly. We decide to act and then when things get tough we question our decision. Sometimes we even question our decision before starting to act. Just think about that moment when you look into the mirror and see yourself out of shape. That moment, when you decide to go to the gym in the afternoon. Then comes afternoon and somehow your prior...

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