February 03, 2019

CTRL ALT DELETE Podcast: #178 Sarah Knight

My guest today is Sarah Knight, the New York Times Bestselling author of the “No Fucks Given Guides”.

Before writing and releasing her own books, she spent 15 years as a top editor, working with authors such as Gillian Flynn and Jessica Knoll. 

In her books, she gives tough love and honest advice on setting goals, boundaries, mental health, making big decisions, and getting organised. Her book was called The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck, then Get Your Shit Together, then You Do You. Her fourth book, all about dealing with anxiety called Calm The Fuck down.

We talk about her decision to quit her publishing job, why she moved to the Dominican Republic, how to say no, how to stop comparing and why you shouldn’t care what about people think.

Some favourite quotes from the episode:

“Marie Kondo’s books are about unburdening yourself from ~stuff~ – I thought, ‘I could do this for your mind.'”

“I just don’t care if people don’t like me. I think I’m pretty awesome.”

“I’m the pied piper of not giving a fck”

“I’m not out here advising anyone to be assholes or sociopaths, I’m just saying it’s OK to live your life the way you want to live it.”

“If you are choosing to punch yourself in the gut each morning by looking at stuff [online] that makes you feel bad about yourself, then stop doing it. I have very little patience for that kind of self-sabotage.”

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