Amplify Podcast

Episode 48: Break the Twitch And Live a More Intentional Life, With Anthony Ongaro

August 26, 2021

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I’ve got a great interview for you today. I’m chatting with Anthony Ongaro, author of Break The Twitch: a practical guide to minimalism, intentional living & doing more of what matters.

From the moment I read the title of his book, I knew I had to read it. It put a name to something I had been feeling for a long time, and you may be too, if you also get these twitches or impulses that prevent you from living your life to its fullest. 

The inside cover of the book reads: 

“Every day, we make hundreds of small actions without even thinking about them. Pulling out our smartphones, clicking the one-click purchase button, pulling down to refresh the social media feed, and more. Automatic actions that have become so deeply programmed into our lives that we don’t have the chance to stop and ask ourselves a very important question:

Do I actually want to do this right now?

This book is all about taking a step back, identifying the Twitch—the impulsive, unproductive responses we have to discomfort—minimizing those distractions, kicking the clutter, and doing more of what matters.”

In today’s interview, we chat about what inspired Anthony’s book, how to sit with discomfort instead of reaching for your phone or the fridge or whatever your “twitch” happens to be, and other ways to live more intentionally.

I hope you enjoy this interview as much as I did, and I’d love if you share this episode on social and tag me @emilyrichett! And don’t forget to check out Anthony’s book, Break the Twitch. 

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