Why Numbing Emotions Isn’t Ideal for Progress
“We numb vulnerability. We are the most in debt, obese, addicted and over medicated adult cohort in US history. The problem is that we cannot selectively numb emotion.” Brene Brown
In this episode, I share my thoughts on why numbing emotions isn’t ideal. It has been inspired by a TED Talk I heard recently by Brene Brown. I wrote a short article about it here.
The thought is that by numbing our emotions we numb all emotions even the good ones like happiness. This can place us in a vicious cycle that is certainly no benefit for living this experience as fully as possible.
“Health is the fundamental building block, an Ultimate Life Principle, to living a free, fulfilled and happy life.”
In this episode of The Hidden Why podcast, I bring back to the show my mate Daniel Van Veluwen. Who is he? Just like you and I, he is a guy just trying to figure life out. Specifically, his interest is within the realms of health. On his personal journey, he has explored the “why” and “how” of health. He has adopted a holistic approach to health in efforts to optimise health and improve overall longevity.
Like my desire to exploring how to live life as fully as I can, his dedication is to health. He has been the catalyst for my personal and continuing improvement in health. As it relates to suffering, happiness, regret, and simply maximising out the ability to be capable and effective, I believe health a fundamental foundation to living a kick-ass life. (more…)
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrowby Yuval Noah Harari
“This is the best reason to learn history: not in order to predict the future but to free yourself from the past and imagine alternative destinies. Of course, this is not total freedom – we cannot avoid being shaped by the past. But some freedom is better than none.”
This is Yuval’s sequel to his New York Times bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. In this book, he brilliantly assembled Human kinds brief history in an attempt to highlight how the current socio-cultural climate of modern day life came to be. (more…)
Feeling A Little Low? Here’s What You Should Do.
“Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.” Joseph Campbell
If you’ve woken up feeling a little low, feeling a little crappy, a little uninspired or lacking motivation here is what you should do to snap yourself out of it.
#1, find something positive to focus on. Don’t watch the news, or talk shit to someone about negative trivial rubbish. Go fill the mind with something positive. (more…)
Steve Olsher is known as the world’s foremost reinvention expert. Famous for helping individuals and corporations become exceptionally clear on their WHAT – that is, the ONE thing they were created to do – his practical, no-holds-barred approach to life and business propels his clients towards achieving massive profitability while also cultivating a life of purpose, conviction, and contribution.
Steve is an entrepreneur and author of New York Times bestselling author of What Is Your WHAT? Discover The ONE Amazing Thing You Were Born To Do and Internet Prophets: The World’s Leading Experts Reveal How to Profit Online plus he hosts Reinvention Radio.
In this episode, I chat with Steve about finding our “what.” If you are looking for more purpose and a life of meaning and not sure where to start this might be a good place to begin.
Key Take Outs
- What’s is your what? How to find it. Who do you wish to serve?
- The difference between your what and your why.
- ABP Statement – Attributes, Beliefs and Perspectives.
Quick round questions
Do you have any routines and rituals that you believe contribute to your success?
Smoking weed as a creative device.
What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?
LIve boldly but don’t let the ego prevent you from going it alone.
What is the meaning of success?
Willingness to fail.
What is your number one productivity advice?
Set a goal and a date and then go after it.
What advice would you give someone that needing/wanting to make a change?
Change doesn’t mean death – it’s an add on.
Favorite Leisure Activity
Do we all have a why?
Yes, we can all choose a why. If that what fires you up than cool.
What does living with passion and purpose mean?
How to find Steve Olsher
Website – SteveOlsher.com
Podcast – Reinvention Radio
FaceBook – Reinvention Radio Page
Further Reading and Resources
Appreciate The Time Others Give
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Warren Buffett
I am very protective of my time. It sometimes leaves me feeling selfish. The fact is time is the one resource we have that we can never get more of. Being conscious of this I am aware of how I use my time and how I lend my time to others. Maybe I am selfish.
I am also compassionate and grateful for the life I get to live. I conscious of suffering in my life and that of others and by showing appreciation for what I have assists me to dissolve any suffering that may exist. (more…)
The real JB Glossinger – a person just like you, trying to work hard and make a difference in the world. Making many mistakes and have a share of failures along the way. His intentions have always been positive, but that doesn’t always lead to positive outcomes. This matters to both personal and business life. SO far he has had a variety of experiences in life yet despite all the amazing and not so amazing times he never found real peace and happiness, so I looked deep within and focused on spirituality and metaphysics, even earning a Ph.D. in the latter.
It was about that same time that he began to learn how to share his message including the launch of his highly rated podcast. (more…)
“Two Core Abilities for Thriving in the New Economy 1. The ability to quickly master hard things. 2. The ability to produce at an elite level, in terms of both quality and speed.” Cal Newport
Anything that can assist us improving our skill in effectiveness is of value. Even though I consider myself a bit of an effectiveness guru there is always plenty of opportunities to learn more and I welcome it. In whatever paths we pursue, being effective will result in greater success and a happier pursuit in life.
This book not only gave me new thoughts, ideas, practices, and perspectives on how I can sharpen my effectiveness but gave me a friendly jab. A reminder as to where I’ve let things slip and inspiration to further improve my game. (more…)
What is Power?
“What then is freedom? The power to live as one wishes.” Marcus Tullius Cicero
Power is the ability to do something or act in a particular way. The reason we crave power is that it gives us a greater sense of control, authority or influence over others.
Real power isn’t in the hands of those that attempt to put themselves into such positions in life. Trying to control all the is external can be fruitless without and lead to a life without greater meaning or reward.
Power gives us certainty in an uncertain life. Like a dollar in our hands gives us comfort in the thought that we will not starve yet when it is not there, what then? The power that is found in having control over external elements in life can easily disappear when external elements shift – and they often do. (more…)
In this interview, I chat with Dr. Neal Barnard discussing the science and research behind health and nutrition. Including how to prevent disease by adopting a good diet and being aware of what we put in our mouths. Discussing the some of the ins and outs of meat, dairy, and sugar consumption and Neal also shares a method or “how to” in getting started.
Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is the president and founder of the nonprofit Physicians Committee, the founder of Barnard Medical Center, a nonprofit primary care medical center in Washington, D.C., and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. You’ve likely read one of Dr. Barnard’s books or seen his PBS specials about diet and health. He’s published more than 70 clinical research studies and dietary reviews about using a plant-based diet to reach and maintain a healthy weight and slash the risk (more…)