In Episode 10 I’m joined by my good friend Chris Vandenbrink to discuss the quote “the hardest part about moving forward is leaving our loved ones where they are” and how that applies to friendships.
In Episode 9 we call out our cultural obsession with measuring productivity, why our current approach to achievement is limited, and offer a completely different model for success.
– How our current model of success is easily measurable but quite unworkable
– Why we’re obsessed with celebrity and how it’s hurting us
– Why learning is far more important than productivity
– And one simple question you can ask yourself to become more successful
In Episode 8 we put happiness under the microscope to see if it’s all it’s cracked up to be and make a case for what I believe is a more effective, sustainable, and inclusive approach….
– Why a trip to the grocery store in New York City turned into the best day of my life
– What happiness, the honeymoon period of a new relationship, and get-rich-quick schemes have in common
– 7 reasons why an alternative approach to happiness actually creates more happiness
In Episode 7 we explore the limitations of science and how an interdisciplinary approach to answering life’s biggest questions is necessary to uncovering meaning within a mainstream, western, academic, scientific worldview that says life is meaningless.
– Why science says life is meaningless
– What science is and why science alone is unqualified to interpret the fundamental nature of our reality
– The important value of philosophy and the arts including theology (sans dogmatism) for connecting us to something greater
In Episode 6 we dig into the structures that keep us stuck and identify the secrets to getting unstuck. Highlights include:
– Why we get stuck and specifically the two competing stances that cause it
– How the only person in the world that can help you make decisions with precision and accuracy is a future version of you who has already done it
– The tried and true way to unstick yourself
– And we sum it all up with an Indiana Jones analogy
Episode 5 is inspired by a humbling debate between my best friend Chris and I this past weekend. We were debating the merits of right and wrong and more importantly, an alternative view that is far more useful. Needless to say, I learned a lot from this discussion and wanted to pass along some valuable learning to you.
In episode 4 we touch on…
– near death experience
– quantum phenomena
…and other well documented and researched phenomena to bring to light an important and extremely inhibiting behavior embedded in humans and society at large:
We reject everything that doesn’t fit nicely and safely into our worldview… for better or worse.
I can sum up today’s episode with a quote from the Matrix… “You take the blue pill, the story ends. You wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
In episode 3 we notice that all behavior has an intended positive outcome, no exceptions.
This is a critical perspective for creating sustainable growth but strays from the mainstream assumptions and subsequent methodologies that encourage individuals to shame their behavior and fight against themselves. But if you have to fight yourself to create change, some part of you is always losing and why I believe so many approaches to change and growth struggle.
Instead, we want to seek out a more harmonious, integrative approach to your desired experience which requires including, appreciating, and honoring the entirety of your behavior, no matter how crazy it may seem! Even if that means craving and eating an entire pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream and bag of Doritos Munchies when you are borderline lactose and gluten intolerant…like me.
In episode 2 we notice that there is no such thing as external experience. Everything that we call our reality is ultimately experienced through internal meaning and feelings.
This is of course is fundamentally out of alignment with the current western worldview where we seek answers outside of ourself through intellect, action, and pragmatism. But how can we reach for wisdom outside of ourselves when everything is fundamentally experienced from within? We will explore this paradox today and take a crack at challenging the prevailing world view.
In episode 1 we unpack an extremely simple question that is unimaginably significant to the nature of our individual, conscious reality. This question has the power to…
– Expose the gap between where you are and where you want to go
– Identify what you’re resisting
– Enable and accelerate your learning
– Help you discover who you are and who you’re not
– And throw you directly into the stance of the authority