I have the privilege of discussing impactful concepts with the best-selling author, Gay Hendricks.
The first concept is the “Upper Limit”, which refers to our tendency to impose limits on ourselves, preventing us from achieving greater levels of success and abundance in our lives. By recognizing and overcoming these self-imposed limits, we can unleash our full potential and achieve greater things.
The second concept is the “Zone of Genius”, which Gay believes is the purpose of our lives. It involves doing what we love and refining our skills to make a valuable contribution to the world. To find our true purpose, we need to challenge ourselves to discover our unique talents and passions.
Gay’s words are truly inspiring and will leave you feeling charged and challenged to find your own purpose and pursue it with passion and determination.
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.
Adrian Koehler describes himself as a “no bullshit coach for the relentless.” What does that mean? It means he trains and coaches executives to create new, unprecedented results and experience fulfillment in their work. But that’s not all—he’s also spent a large part of his life doing work that makes an impact. From training leaders at NIKE to providing disaster relief in Haiti, Adrian has had a wild story that you won’t want to have spoiled for you. We talk about the power of taking responsibility for your actions, what drives people to live altruistic lives, and why great leaders need to focus on self-mastery.
Whether you’re looking to work as hard as you can or just trying to make the most of the time you have, many of us fall into the trap of time management. And it is a trap—because time management was never designed to make you happy or give you freedom, but to make us better and more productive workers. Richie Norton, author of Anti-Time Management, takes a different approach to time. He believes in living life as if you’ve already achieved what you want, and valuing the time you have while you live it. We discuss why busy is a choice, how to use time management as a tool for good, and living with your values baked into your life.
Jasmine Star makes social media look easy. That is her job, after all. But the truth is, social media is work—for all of us. That doesn’t mean it has to be like pulling teeth. In this conversation, we tackle how Jasmine’s background set her on the path she’s on today, the things she’s learned along the way on her journey towards success, and why finding your joy usually means doing hard things you don’t want to do. She knows how to work hard, but she also knows how to enjoy life.
In This Conversation We Cover:
[03:05] How culture shapes our view of the world
[06:56] Recognizing the drive for more
[13:25] Putting happiness above success
[18:59] How our definition of happiness changes over time
[23:48] Hijacking your mindset toward growth
[31:11] Giving people what they want on social media
Ellen Vora is an unconventional psychiatrist. She’s been fascinated by the vague and complicated inner workings of humanity, and she followed that passion with an M.D. from Columbia University. But when she got into the world of psychiatry she saw that the primary approach to mental health wasn’t working for most people, and it certainly didn’t resonate with her. She offers a different approach to mental health and anxiety—one that doesn’t rely on overmedication and myriad unwanted side effects. We talk about her boundary-pushing philosophies and what she believes is at the root of America’s mental health epidemic. It’s not what you think.
In This Conversation We Cover:
[02:12] How Ellen managed to graduate from one of the best schools in the world with an English degree while struggling with a reading disorder
[07:38] Exploring the complexities of being human
[11:05] Ellen’s surgery rotation story
[14:48] Why our medical system is set up to treat rather than prevent