I’ve noticed a pattern where it seems like every 20 years or so people feel the need to reinvent themselves. I’ve talked to hundreds of people for this podcast, as well as in our Patreon membership, and it’s always the same: “I’ve been doing this for 20 years, but I feel like it’s time to start something else.” It’s hard to shed your identity and start a new chapter in your life, letting go of everything you’ve built before—but you don’t want to let yourself get stuck where you are. So we’re reinventing ourselves as well, talking about the next chapter of this podcast, a new podcast on the horizon, and how to overcome the fear of starting something new.
Our brand has been shifting over time to focus on living your dream life and allowing yourself to play bigger. One thing my wife Kim is starting to realize is how passionate she is about taking the personal development lessons we’ve learned and, instead of focusing on adults, teaching parents how to work with their kids to pass these lessons along. We recently spoke to our oldest daughter on the show about the lessons she picked up naturally while growing up, but what would happen if we were to pass some of those lessons on intentionally? In order to reach our goals there needs to be change, and that’s often incredibly difficult. But on the other side of that change, why not pass that new skill set on to your kids in an intentional way? That’s what we’re going to explore.
Whenever someone uses the phrase “playing bigger,” they’re probably referring to wealth or accumulation. Want the nicer car? Gotta play bigger. Want a second (or third or fourth) house? Time to play bigger. But what if it’s not about upgrading your house or your car, but your life? That’s what we’ve been doing, and from the outside, it’s not always apparent. Today we’re going to talk about the four major buckets where you could play bigger and how the benefits will be so much greater than if you’re just trying to acquire more.
In this Double Shot episode I talk about some books I’ve been reading recently, including Anti-Time Management, Atomic Habits, and Soundscapes, and the lessons I’ve learned from them. I also discuss some advice from Esther Hicks, crafting a vision when your current one isn’t exciting you, and starting out with damaging admissions.
Today’s episode is a highlight reel of some of the best moments from Episode 454 with Jasmine Star. I want to help you live your dream life, and that often requires a change in mindset. Jasmine is an incredible example of applying the growth mindset framework to her own life—and what she does for herself anyone else out there can steal and use on themselves. We’ll revisit her advice and look at how I’m implementing it in my own life.