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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees, and but a few stray. Steal into the inner sanctuary, I throw myself down among the tall grass.

Which Topics Are MUST LEARN to Become a Useful Human?

As a person who was formerly useless to society, what do you need to learn? Which topics are MUST KNOW? If...

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12 Needs the Best Employees Need to Excel

In the 21st Century, most resources focus on professional self-development for entrepreneurs. But most people aren’t entrepreneurs, and even those who...

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Should You Wait On God or Make Things Happen?

If God has hinted at your purpose in life, or if you are welling up inside with a dream that is...

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Does Your Location Really Matter?

Have you ever paused to reflect on whether it really matters whether you live in DC, San Francisco, or Des Moines?...

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Episode 85: We Love Our Audience

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my...

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Will the Relentless Pursuit of Success Make Me Happy?

When we moved from the suburbs to the hill country of Tennessee, my views on life, fulfillment, and purpose made a...

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We talk to thought leaders and game changers in health, habits, business, and personal development. If there’s a way to be more useful, we want to know. 


Some of the most potent changes come from thinking outside the box. We bring creative ideas to some of the most common and troubling problems each of us faces. 


We’re not experts in everything, but we know a few people. Search for books, teachings, foods, and lifestyle products that can move the needle in your quest to become more useful.


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Each episode, we’ll delve into the mysteries of what makes truly useful people “go”. 

Daniel Dessinger

Daniel launched Useful Humans with the goal of answering some of the most important questions that hold each of us back from the life we dream of.

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Featured Guests

As we continue to ask the questions of how to become truly useful and forge a legacy that impacts the generations that follow, these featured guests shed some light on their areas of expertise. 



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