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 very special Fri-Date episode, we’re joined by the other Murgatroyd daughter, Demi. The things parents do have a profound effect on their kids. We’re diving into Demi’s childhood and how the things we did, the mistakes we made, and the successes we had impacted her and played a role in where she is in her life today.
I don’t like to admit it, but I don’t like change. But it’s something I’m working on because more and more I realize the amazing benefits of having new experiences—I even create those experiences for others as part of my Work Hard Play Hard Mastermind Experience. So today, we’re going to talk about the science behind trying new things, how doing something different wakes you up to the experience, and how novelty can actually rewire your brain.
I often hear from my coaching clients that “things aren’t bad,” you know? When we’re talking about what areas of their life they want to improve they are grasping to come up with something. They’re living life at 72 degrees—too comfortable to turn on the AC or put on a jacket. It’s good to be grateful for what you have and recognize what you’ve achieved, but humans always want to be growing. Sometimes we’re just not paying attention to the cues in life that we want something more. We’re going to talk about what to look out for, how to identify when good enough is actually good enough, and how to stop yourself from growing stagnant.