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Episode 16

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11th Mar 2021

Less is More Part 2

 In this episode we continue our conversation on the “Cosmic Conundrum” that illustrates how upside-down deep wisdom can be at times. Less is More. As always, our conversation will be roguish, and we’ll weave in our core values of seeking wisdom, applying  the “why’s” and, as always, we’ll share a mystic MacNugget. Here we go… “It’s strap in time…”  

 Hey Stu…

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Comments from last week about Simplicity:

  • Feeling Guilty.
  • Having Disdain.

Manifesto points to consider:    

  • A life spiritualized is a life simplified.
  • Wise measures effectiveness against faithfulness.
  • Wize uncovers your adventures in missing the point.
  • Wize gets used to different.
  • Because if you change your mind you change your life.

Here’s the Cosmic Conundrum that we set the stage for last episode-Less provides


If you live deliberately with less (reduce the number of variables in life), will that help you to do it just a little bit better? We say YES!

Life operates in an exponential way. For example: 3 choices = 6 possible

arrangements, 4 = 24, 5 = 120!

To refresh, here are the points we are covering. We did the first six in the previous episode.

  1. De Clutter
  2. Avoid the noise.
  3. Keep only beautiful and useful things.
  4. Let go of what you are used to.
  5. Take a nap on Sundays.
  6. Practice gratitude.
  7. Stop rushing.
  8. Prepare simple, home-cooked meals.
  9. Appreciate nature.
  10. Celebrate happy moments.
  11. Spiritualize life.
  12. Focus on fulfillment, not money.

Maybe the first way of simplifying is to cross off six of our twelve and concentrate

on the rest!

Deep Dive In This Episode

 Stop rushing.

  • Breathing room.
  • Don’t be the victim of your schedule.
  • Try being early.
  • Managing the overwhelm.

Prepare simple home-cooked meals.

  • Do it together (it’s better)
  • Simple is easier, less stressful, and unprocessed.
  • Keep a better handle on spending.

Appreciate nature.

  • Walks and hikes.
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • Receive the vibration.
  • Gets the focus off you.

Celebrate happy moments.

  • In song.
  • Start traditions.
  • Tell stories.

Spiritualize life.

  • Did a previous episode on this.
  • Reduces the decision-making checklist.
  • Gives a sense of peace with mature decisions made with the input of a greater power.
  • Takes some of the pressure off.

Focus on fulfillment, not money.

  • You can have both.
  • Let money be an outcome, not the pursuit.


“Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us, even if it’s killing us to let it go.”

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About the Podcast

The WizeGuys
Going rogue in pursuit of wisdom.
A cosmic exhale—it’s what we all yearn for. Mac and Stu are a couple of WizeGuys with decades of experience in navigating the nuances of life as entrepreneurs, family men, coaches, mentors, facilitators, thought leaders, masters of relationship, and contemplative mystics. Join with them as they apply an eclectic approach to life, centered around the concept of cultivating wisdom. They will help you build discernment through the art of asking the “whys”, and by showing that going rogue is the only way to break free of the biases that keep us from doing it just a little bit better.

They realize that what got us here is not going to get us there. Take a journey with them where you’ll experience ah-ha moments stimulated by their conversation that’s filled with wit, candor, vulnerability, and always seasoned with right amount of the mysterious. We’re all exotic cocktails, and learning to celebrate our wonderful uniqueness as we build oneness is the perfect recipe for crafting a better world for everyone.

Mac is The Maverick and Stu is The Maestro. Blending those perspectives in an almost magical way to get after it and call it out will show you how together is better. They’ll use the events of the day to practically apply a roguish blend of modern perspective and timeless wisdom sagacity. Seeking clarity over certainty changes everything. You want some of that? Then relax, enjoy, and engage. Oh...and make sure that you strap in…

About your hosts

Larry (Mac) McDonald

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Mac's the Maverick. He's well known for blurring the edges and going into the grey. On top of being an entrepreneur, he's a speaker, thought leader, avid hiker, Papa, and passionate community volunteer. Not one to follow the "heard", be prepared for him to call it as he sees it as well as applying just a hint of the mystical to keep you guessing. Strap in...
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John (Stu) Stulak

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Stu’s the Maestro. Not only is he a family man, software company owner, and wrestling coach, but he has a natural ability to expertly orchestrate everything he does, from relationship building to coaching to group dynamics. And let's not forget that he'll keep Mac from straying too far afield as he applies a nuanced touch to the conversation. You'll love him...
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