TMHS 348: Diversify Your Mental Inputs And Step Into Your Purpose
You are now listening to the model show with Shawn. Stevenson for more. Visit the model had show dot com. Welcome to the motto show this finishing nutrition expert, Shawn Stevenson, and I'm so grateful be tuning in with me today, as you know, we talk about so many different dimensions of health and wellness. That are often look pass in our culture today. We know that nutrition matters, exercise matters, absolutely, sleep matters stress management in all relationships, of course, have a big impact on our health. But also, there's some really fascinating research now showing that having meaning and purpose in our lives is a huge contributor to our overall health and wellness and even our lifespan and funny enough today more than ever there's this deficiency. That's really happening, and it's a deficiency in a sense of purpose. And so today, a we really want to dive in and talk about deconstruct what this actually looks like what is purpose really mean to help you to really uncover. What that is for you. And. If you feel like you've already honed in on your purpose, how to fully in authentically step into it because you know, back in time there there was a time in history win your purpose really was just handed to you. You know, if your if your father was a blacksmith, you're a blacksmith if your dad was a king e prince, I if your family was in the farming business, that's just kind of what you rolled into times have evolved and people begin to decide on their purpose for themselves. And I think a great illustration of that is the movie sing have you seen sing is so good animated movie. But you know, these animated movies have so many dimensions. And character development is just it's not just for the kids. You know? But if you haven't seen seeing definitely check it out, but there's one character who is by is basically a singing competition. It's like American idol, but it's like cartoons and the and the actors that are playing these characters. Singers, just phenomenal one the characters is Grela because you know, it's a animated film. So it's like a animal community, and he's a gorilla in the family business is robbing banks is robbery. All right. He's a teenager. He's supposed to be learning to be the getaway driver for his his dad who's played by Ignace Elba. All right. And the the sun is played by this actor, and I hope I'm saying his name, right? But it's tearing Eggerton, and he's played in king's men, and he's playing Elton John coming up, and he just has a phenomenal voice. So he's playing this character. But he doesn't wanna be in the family business a crime. I wanna sing that I wanna sing. And so throughout history, we would just fall into it. The family business looks like, but then we start to have this society where we can begin to choose now today more than ever we live in a society where everything is really ripe for the taking most. Most of us get to choose what it is that we want to do we get to quote figure out what it is that we want to do and that can be some serious like mental punishment. You know, it's just like here you go figure it out figure out what you wanna do in this world. And today we have this phenomenon of something called the paradox of choice in this a wonderful book by Barry Schwartz. You could check out. But just speaks to the fact that humans we like to have choice we like to have the idea of freedom. But when we have too much choice. It can be debilitating for us in this can add to that kind of ingredients that's baking up this lack of purpose cake that a lot of us are making in. So today, I really want to dive in again deconstruct what it looks like to really uncover our purpose in step fully and completely into this. Because the reality is that some of us have this very romantic idea that. Our purpose will be presented to us in his magical moment something's going to happen. It's just like the clouds are going to part music's going to be playing in the background. And we're going to figure out boom. That's it. That's what I'm here to do. And I'm just here to tell you today. This it doesn't really work like that. But there are some incredible magical moments. And there are so many different things that are intertwined win. You experienced that deep seated feeling of stepping into your purpose. And we're going to go through that today. And I think at the end of this you are going to feel much more, connected and compelled and empowered in your life. And with that said again today, we're gonna talk about uncovering your purpose. And if you feel you've already honed in on what that is how to really fully and completely step into that. Now, some of us get up each day on our purpose, and we sip a little Cup of Joe we have a little Cup of that black bean juice or you can call it coffee. Think coffee is much more attractive name and for years. I didn't touch it. And I've said this before, but I had a really traumatic experience as a child a some grandma grandpa drinking coffee every day. And it just looked like they were having such a good time. Like, it's just what's going on here. So I decided I'm gonna take a sip grandma's coffee, took a sip. And I thought something was wrong with my grandparents I thought that they there was something off with their Madurai oblong. God, I didn't know what was going on. Why would they think this is okay to drink? It was nasty. All right folger's in your Cup, and I hadn't drink any since then until about two years ago when my wife kept raving about the forcing Matic coffee. You know, I was doing the elixirs and she just kept every day. She just was so pumped to have our coffee, and I'm gonna make a confession today that I haven't shared before. But she basically refers to me as a barista. All right. I gotta get in there and make that. Coffee every day for her. I heard little I call. I see I'm Garcia. Alright. So even when I present the coffee tour like I have my head down, and I give her a coffees morning. She looks forward to it. Now, I do too, and I really get it. Now, it's coffee isn't just coffee in the potential benefits there. It's an experience. It really is an experience and one of the reasons that a lot of us turned to coffee and check this out because I don't think a lot of us know, factually, y but there's some really cool data affirming some of these benefits. So let's talk about on the energy front, and he really getting out and getting after our purpose in living our lives in also having energy and even influencing our body composition through the use of high-quality sources of caffeine. Check this out. So this was a study that looked at the fascinating fact that caffeine can increase your metabolic rate by approximately three to upwards of eleven percent boost in your. Metabolic rate. How your body is burning calories? This study was published in the American journal of clinical nutrition and found that most of the increase that caffeine Spurs about with our metabolism is caused by an increase in the burning of fact, it's actually burning fat really really cool. Now, this is where we have to really have some judicious approach in using caffeine because they're good sources of caffeine. And then there's not so good sources that come along with a little or sometimes even a lot of negative side effects. So we want to go for high quality organic sources of coffee, specifically says we're talking about coffee because insecticides pesticides fungicides. Those are either neuro or estrogen IQ, so they're literally potentially having an influence on your nervous system, and even your indicates system and. It's just not cool. So obviously organic is important. But I'm here to also inform you that we don't wanna double triple quadruple down just knocking down coffee. We can utilize something has more of a synergistic blend to it because coffee does in fact, stimulates your nervous system. Which is okay. And also some stress hormones are related to that, namely adrenaline. But we also can fall into this place where we're just pushing that button down way too hard way too much in causing issues with everything ranging from our sleep to our energy levels and having that kind of correlated crash of energy that so many people see when they're out there guzzling conventional even sometimes high quality coffee, and so I love this blend because of this listen to this. There was a study that was published in medicine and science in sports and exercise, and it looked at thirty healthy test subjects for six weeks to record the effects of cortisol sets mushroom had on their performance. The group that adequate steps to their daily regimen had twice the oxygen intake of the control group who didn't get the court accepts oxygen is essential. 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I had posted your podcast on my story to share your meaning show with others. A simple direct message for. Um you came at such a good time. You told me I hope you know, how amazing and powerful. You are. This message came such an important moment in my life. Having been recently laid off and looking for work. That was the message I needed to keep me going. Thank you for. All you do. Sean, your podcast is truly changed my life and has helped me get through the toughest days over the last few years. Awesome. I appreciate that so much. Thank you for leaving that review over on apple podcast, if you've yet to leave review please pop over to apple podcasts and leave a review for the show. Let everybody know what you think about the show. And I appreciate that. So so very much in on that note, let's get to our topic of the day today. We're talking about how to diversify your mental inputs and to step into your purpose. And this was really encouraged and inspired by my recent keynote that I did at the biohacking conference this year and in this keynote I. I shared the importance of diversifying our exercise, diversifying our approach to recovery. And also the essential need to diversify our thinking, and I think that it really struck a chord with a lot of people, and they were really inspired and compelled to make some big changes and shifts in their lives. And today, I'm going to share with you some of what I covered in that final section of that talk. Because diversifying our thinking is an absolute key to uncovering and walking in your purpose. So impasse episodes of the motto hell show, we've talked about research regarding mirror neurons and the synchronization of human brainwaves. So these are things that we talked about one of these episodes was an interview with Dr Daniel Goldman who wrote the book, emotional intelligence and also social intelligence, and he's probably the number one person who really impressed and put emotional intelligence. Into public lexicon and the same thing with mirror neurons, but the theory surrounding these mirror neurons that inhabit our bodies are they gather data from our environment. Right. So we have neurons we have cells in our bodies that model in simulate what's happening in our virement. So what we're exposed to these cells kind of simulate us being a part of it or doing it. And for example, if you are watching someone on television, there are cells that you have that are kind of simulating you being part of it or simulating you doing the thing that you're witnessing, and that's the best description that we have and there's still a lot more data to be done regarding these mirror neurons. But the bottom line is this is one of the major ways that we come to learn our culture and learn language and how to speak. We're not often just kind of encouraging kids talk. They're just picking it up from the environment. They're simulating the lip movements in the. And the sounds at their picking up by reading their environment. And they cells are simulating these programs all the time, which is super super powerful stuff. And this can really start to explain why we as humans inherently have so much empathy for other people, right? We see certain situations happen, and we really have this experience, very visceral experience of feeling remorse or sadness, or pain or joy. You know, you see one of those proposal videos on social media, and you just feel happiness and joy for that person. Or you see something sad story in with a tragedy taking place, and we viscerally feel it even though it wasn't us. We still feel it and this is inherent in our human connection, but empathy like so many other things can be trained out of us. But it's something that we naturally do. You know, just like anything it can be kind of trained out of us enforce out of us. But. We have a natural innate connection with other people and these mirror neurons are big part of this equation. And again, so much more is going to be coming forward about how this stuff works super fascinating stuff. And just again, keep in mind that what we witness and see with other people what they're experiencing we feel for them. And it's through these pathways of these mirror. Neurons is a big reason for that. So that's part one. Another part is research coming out of Princeton University that has affirmed that the human brain, actually, quote, syncs up with other people's brains when we're in conversation, if you're watching this on YouTube, you can see the image of the two brains that are literally matching each other and is starting to become like a coordinated dance. And this is just two people that the test subjects who don't know each other just creating some initial report, and you can see the brainwaves will literally start to sync up and match in quote mirror each other. Other. And so we do this automatically all the time. This is happening. We're sinking up brains with the people that were in conversation in connection with and if you're interested in personal growth and good mental health, the first reaction when hearing this information, which was my reaction is I need to be careful on talk into I need to stand guard to the door of my mind, you know, and not get too unconsciously or haphazardly get into conversations with people who are going to bring my brain some drama and simulate some drama programs. So this is something we might do and kind of latch onto that and become hyper guarded. But what I'm here to do today into share with you is that if we become too guarded that we can miss out on some of the most valuable growth of all in our lives. And it's not that you need to purposely, go out and get yourself in negative environments and surround yourself with negative people. But our tendency. The our natural tendency is to surround ourselves with like minded people. And this is wonderful because it helps to affirm things to keep us in a good space. But there's also there's another side to that story. And this is the fact that if we are only proactively putting ourselves in environments around like minded people, this can actually block our growth, and in some instances, this can even become dangerous because if we're around the same people having the same conversations, we can easily become stuck in a certain way of thinking if you if you really kinda just start to analyze stuff, let's take the nutrition domain, for example, let's use Kito specifically, and I'm a fan of Kito. It's something that I've employed for patients over the years that I've utilized in my own life. But it's just it's one tool that's in my superhero utility Bill in your superior utility belt innocent incredibly valuable framework and being part of a Kito community will further support your. Lifestyle and your goals. But if all you did was spend time talking to other Kito folks when discussing nutrition your conversations will become very linear you will develop tunnel vision. Right. And we'll start to miss things on the periphery that could be beneficial for us, and even just help with our understanding and versus fire communication, if you wanna be really great at communicating the benefits of Kito to a person, we might want to know about the benefits of the other proteins that they might be taking on, but we can miss that. If we're not practically getting ourselves in other conversations. So I hope that makes sense a good example and somebody who can be considered even like the poster child slash guys slash elderly fellow would be Mark Sisson which giving that label of elderly fellow. He's been here. Some decades believes in his sixties, but he's really changing the game in the paradigm on what that really looks like and his goal is a show. What's possible for people in their sixty seventies eighties? His. Physique and his functionality his mental capacities like that of somebody who who's decades younger little he's out there competing and in whipping we've been on twenty year olds regularly in performance and Easter such great example. But being that he somebody who's authored books on Kito and been been one of the biggest proponents, you might get in your feelings. If you're you seem at a restaurant, and he's like, putting some some olive oil on some bread, you might run over and dive and try to knock the bread as is going towards his mouth. And try and stop him. But he's going to be. Hey, relax. Kito is amazing. But he's experienced enough to know that we need to be open and listen and learning from other camps, and he's the I tell you that he's he's about flexible Kito right and being metabolic -ly adapted and metabolic Lee, flexible and utilizing some of the wonderful things that we have access to in our lives so STA versa. Fighing are diversifying our conversations because his super easy to dismiss someone. Anyone who doesn't believe what you believe are think about that for minute. It's super easy to dismiss someone who doesn't believe what you believe. But if it's getting results for them who are you to say that it's wrong. It's not our place. And so what we can really learn from is we can learn through people's winning. We can learn through what is working for people. And even if it's a different approach, we can still learn through that. But. But we can also learn through their mistakes. Right. And if we're not getting that diversity in conversation, we're gonna miss on winning in different forms and also mistakes in different forms because success leaves clues. I remember Jim Rohn saying that it changed my life. Success leaves clues buff fail. Your leaves clues as Well I- failure leaves clues as well. And when I think about failure failure leaving clues I think about this old ad with this cookie that was walking around. So it's like a it's animated cookie. It's walking around and it's leaving little chocolate chips behind it as it's walking as a trail of chocolate chips as the cookies walking. And if you look at the at your media like that's poop. This cook is leaving little clues. And droplets of poop who who did somebody get fired. Like, why would you think this is? Okay. But as chocolate chips, right? So it's kind of funny. But that's what I think about when I think about failure leaving clues is leaving little chocolate chips that look like PU so with that said in time this altogether in diversifying our thinking for definitely getting ourselves around like minded people, and really affirming and cultivating that positivity and support, but also not being afraid to engage in different environments in different conversations because this is step one identifying and walking in your purpose is fostering, ideas, ideas, ideas, truly are on the most powerful things in the universe and exposure to new ideas, this is key to really uncovering. What our purposes when we're kid. I we have so many magnificent ideas. Everything is possible. We can be anything we can do anything my son. Brayden recently I mean for he's he's going to be a ninja like. You can't go to lake a job search leg Knin hiring ninjas. Right. You're not gonna find this out there. But for him. This is a possibility, but the beautiful thing is this could manifest in different ways. He could end up being a ninja in a movie, he could be a martial arts instructor, you know, he could design costumes for, you know, have the the number one costume designed for ninja gear in the world, whatever it can take on different forms, but we can be the president of a company or we can be the president of a country like everything is possible, these ideas. And so something happens though, along the way society starts to kinda stamp on these ideas, and let us know in subtle and sometimes aggressive ways at these things are possible for us. And so today on encourage you to take your power back and to begin to let your ideas, really. Express themselves into thrive and to manifest themselves again. And I want you to start to become an idea machine and James alter who's been a guest on the show talks about becoming an idea machine. There's a strategy for that every day he wakes up, and he writes down ten ideas ten ideas any and every kind of random thing that he can think of is could be, you know, an idea for a new app it could be an idea for a new way to do a morning routine. It could be an idea for someone else that they can execute on in their business in the list goes on and on an idea for new pro a physical product. Maybe it's an idea for some kind of a double handled kettle bell or something like that or toilet seat warmer. You knows just different stuff, but just writing down ideas. And what he says a lot of ideas are just, you know, they're crazy they're nonsense. But they matter they're exercising. That idea muscle and some ideas in their gold that have. Made millions of dollars. I so really starting to grow and develop. Your idea muscle is part and parcel to uncovering your purpose. And so that's one side. Also, we need exposure. And this is really what I presented in that talk of the biohacking conference because we talk about diversification in our finances and money and investments, we talk about diversification. In our food in nutrients, we know the importance of that, but we also need diversification. In our thinking in our mental inputs because again, this will enable you to prevent stagnation in linear thinking and tunnel vision, and and helping you to avoid this easily trapped way of being and it will add unique dimensions to what you do that. No one else has when you were diversifying your mental inputs, even if you are a personal trainer, you will be so much. Different than any other person doing it. Because you have this really unique tapestry of mental inputs that are automatically expressed through you. And I like in how we really are to like rogue in X men. I don't know if you've ever checked out, the comics or the movie or the the cartoon, even but she absorbed people's powers, if she touched them, she absorbed their powers, and this is what we're always doing all the time by being around people. We are absorbing their their ideas were absorbing their energy, and is becoming a part of us when we hear somebody else's ideas coming in some of their statements, some of their language, we absorb it. But the cool thing is we don't when rogue does it. They like pass out. All right. We do that other people are still good. In fact, they're doing better because there's a statement that when you teach something you get to learn it twice. So when you have somebody teaching you something they're becoming better and more verse and understanding that. Themselves and you're able to absorb that power. I so now how do we do this because the model show we would like to bring some practicality to it and some action steps so how do we go about diversifying our mental inputs in our thinking? So here's my challenge for you right in this is going to help tremendously with becoming an idea machine. And fostering, the idea that will help to uncover your purpose, and or help you to firmly powerfully step into that purpose. And this is my challenge for you, at least once a month go and try something that you normally wouldn't do something that people know, you socially, would be surprised to know that you did. All right. Good example, recent phenomena life event in Jamaica. There was a day where we went on an excursion together. You know, the attendees and also the speakers, and we the excursion was. Climb a waterfall. But you can do that. I couldn't rationally see in my mind, like how is that even possible, and we get to the place and sure enough is like these different levels of rocks. And and and and this multi level waterfall that you can climb and my mother in law who is just migrated st- teacher in this space of like, you know, person development, and and even nutrition she really sparked the beginning of some huge insights and transformation for me. She was looking at the situation. Like, I didn't sign up for this. This is not who I am. And sure enough she standing around the guide is telling us. Okay. So we're going to do this. We're going to go up together. You know, make sure you step on these rocks and not those rocks because you could fall in Bush, right? And he immediately grabs her hand and says your leading us today and she shared that in her mind. She was like, no, I'm not you got the wrong person. I didn't come here for this. Right. But she did something that was out of her character. And she did it, right? She did something that people who know her would be surprised to hear that. She did. Right. Even though she is a leader in other dimensions her being a leader taken us up waterfall different story. Right. So put yourself in some unique situations like that for me. I went on a recent date with my wife, we went to the art museum here in Saint Louis. I don't know about art. I know about the human body. You know, I think that's art. And that's beauty and fascinating. I don't get it with abstract. He knows orange blots perp. I don't understand. All right. Some of course, like there's magnificent art pieces that are like these beautiful murals, and you know, paintings that looked like somebody took a picture, you know, there's really cool. But for me, I'm I'm blown away. I just saw an elephant. Hold a paintbrush with his trunk and paint an elephant. That is fascinating for me. All right seeing elephant paint elephant. It was like inception is incredible. But just going to the art museum. Now, my tip go thing. But I did it and people who know me, even if you know, you know, me you would think like I don't I won't be surprised like he's hanging out at art museum or something like that. But I did that. And I got that experience in those new inputs, and I was very inspired. And definitely want to go back and do that again. But I did something unexpected. And it was fun. We had a good time. Got connect with my wife. You know, and it was awesome. So encourage you to do that at least once a month going try something do something that you normally wouldn't do. All right. So that's number one number two way to diversify. Your thinking is to begin to diversify. Your media diversify the entertainment that you're taking in and this can be incredibly powerful. And so let's start with the the books and magazines that you're reading for many. Years when I got into this field, and I was just on fire. I want to read and learn about everything I could about nutrition about human health about psychology about everything that helps to create a truly sovereign healthy human being, and I started to really believe that reading fiction was just not productive. It's just not productive. Why would I do that? And the funny thing is that reading fiction is what got me so excited about reading books period. Because I went from college to leg, you gotta read which when you are forced to read is. It's generally not as fun, right? But after graduating on even my wife, she was like yet never gonna read again. And for us we picked up some we know the Davinci code started on the Davinci code. Wow. Such a great book had us, just enthralled. And we read it together as a couple, and she couldn't wait you not. Talk about it with me if I didn't get to the part yet. And so it was really really cool. And and by the way, just a little sidebar, the Davinci code, you know, a lot of people will say for so many different things, you know, you see the movie and there's a book, and they're like, oh, the book is so much better. Sometimes it's just that's just just like Len people know the true at the book. But sometimes it's true. And in the case of the Davinci code the movie was sm- smoke in like droplet of chocolate chip. All right. But the book was phenomenal. And that led me into interest and just reading other things, and I started to kind of dive in and read more nutrition books because I was like attending things like absorbing the information that way, I just became a really just ferocious reader, and but again fiction became unproductive in my mind. So I want to help to create an new place of thinking if this is something. That sounds familiar to you reading more fiction can actually increase your emotional intelligence. And there's a study in. This was conducted at your university and the university of Toronto and the lead researcher said quote individuals who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people empathize with them and view the world from their perspective in quote, and they also stated that this effect is probably because novels and short stories get inside the heads of multiple characters and helping to explain their motives and their objectives. And it's really liked being able to look at things from an omniscient viewpoint right from a meta perspective and seeing all of these different emotions and and driving forces in different characters. Reading fiction helps us to do that it translates to better relationships in our real lives, potentially. You know by taking advantage. Of this. And so this is just something that I've incorporated more often. I don't read a lot of fiction, but I've incorporated more often than I definitely see the translation in benefits for sure. And if you're somebody who already reads fiction, let's pivot, and maybe try some reading something that you normally wouldn't read like if you're totally into like, the the Davinci code and like, Dan Brown or Jack Reacher type of things. Maybe check out fifty shades of gray. Who knows just jump into something new and might be a bit much might be a bit much, but just diversified those mental inputs because they are going to add layers to your understanding and your character. All right. Also, different types of music. This is another way to diversify our media, and I truly do believe that music. And I know, you know, this is well like you hear certain songs, and literally just instantly brings you back to a certain time in your life music, really is a soundtrack of our lives, and I know, you know, songs from like thirty twenty ten years ago, you haven't even heard, and you still know those words even hurting years, and you know, the lyrics. Incredibly powerful input. And they get the something about the melody in the music that drives these things deeper into our psyche. And so being diverse in your musical choice really helps to create diversity in your thinking. You know, there's it's statement that it fire together wire together. And so having these experiences of different music's really helps our brain to make different connections and to connect in more, creative and interesting ways, even and so for me when somebody sees me, or they, you know, they hear me speak. They're probably like, you know, what that guy. He definitely listens. Probably like, some some smooth Rb, Sean is sensual a f he just is her you might think that but the reality is. Yes, I do enjoy a dabbled in that. And you know, hip hop. But also, I love country music. I was just my whole morning was this country music today. And people would be surprised to hear that you know, if shared it before. But I is a big part of my childhood who my grandmother and driving to the country, you know, the live there's a straight dirt road, and you know, fishing and hunting and all those things as a little kid in those long three and a half hour. Car ride is listening to Kenny Rogers and Randy Travis Dolly Parton, REBA mcentire fancy. Don't let me down I shot out to REBA mcentire. All right. And even today some of the music, but then you start to see today. So interesting that there's such a big crossover fact happening, you could see so many different aspects of hip hop in country music now and recently, there's a huge glob ration- took place with this new artists. And is I think his name is little gnaws X number one song old town road country vibe to it got Billy Ray Cyrus on the remake. Wchs. First of all have you ever heard of a remix of a country? So okay. This is huge. He got a legend on that track. You know, he's got he's got that hip. Hop vibe to it. And it's like this. But this is when I heard that song as like, that's m-. That's me. That's my life. I'm a blend of those things. Funny enough really took off in popularity. So it's having this really interesting opportunity to take in some different things. Don't be so pigeonholed in like what you think is like this the only type of music I like allow yourself to taste and touch different different things. Because also, so I listen to country music. I love certain classical music. I love. Soundtracks like the Lord of the rings soundtrack. I play that bad all the time. I I don't know why at the it's just it's just a vibe is just a vibe. So give yourself some different inputs through that medium as well. Also same thing in the shows movies. Those kind of things those inputs don't just be in that one lane that you tend to be in right diversify yourself watched some things in in incorporate some things that you normally wouldn't the other day on the flight, you know, they got like he's like creed to on there. So somebody see them he's going to watch creed to like scan in the movie options. I chose a star is born lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper. And first of all if you haven't seen it. I don't want to spoil it for you. But there's that framework of certain type of movies boy meets girl boy loses girl boy gets girl back. I didn't know what happened like that. I was all in my feelings like for two days after watching that movie. Oh my goodness. It's really really great movie. But I haven't really vibe with lady Gaga before. I remember when I heard about it. I had a client who, you know, this is when I was doing a lot of client work, and sometimes I have these VIP folks in, you know, they fly me out, and you know, like a immersion with them. And she said that I was the lady Gaga of health and wellness is like ten years ago. And I was like what in my mind. I'm like is that a cop? I guess the compliment. But this was like, no, no, you don't understand she she is this incredibly talented performer, but she's a classical trained inist as well. And she's become a world class songwriter and motive. Vader and community builder. And so like when she started telling me all those things I was like, wow. I am lady Gaga. No. I'm just kidding. I'm not lady Gaga. I still the connection the not so much. But I thought it was a great compliment once told me those other parts, but if you haven't seen the movie check it out, and again this the other day, I was wrapping up my my lunch, and I decided to watch Keanu Reeves talk about his motorcycles. I don't know. What thing about motorcycles, not a thing? And yet I watched it just like I'm going to let me partake in this sample of this little morsel of same thing. We do this with food like we try different cuisines, and I gave myself that mental input, and it was really inspiring. It was inspiring to see somebody who cared so much about what he's doing. You know, because he's become a part of a motorcycle company in the here's some of his story and the connection to the different motorcycle. And you know to think about he showed a concept vehicle to hear what the thinking about the future and all these things are relevant in our lives in different ways. All of those things I just talked about those different aspects are relevant. And so to see that in different fields is incredibly valuable. All right. So again, proactively taken in different media can help us to diversify our thinking, whether it is through the books, we read the music, we listened to the shows that we watch, you know, movies things like that. Proactively try some different stuff out. Right. Tastes them different things because you might find something that you really like. But most importantly, it really helps to diversify your language right in the mosaic of who you are as a human being. All right. So on top of then diversifying our thinking is also talk with different types of people. This is so important talk with people from different cultures. This is one of the greatest gifts that we have today that we heretofore did not have the opportunity to do this. Because we're so is elated in our tribes today, we have infinite connection, and it's really we tend to just jump in. Again, just jump into our little circles when we can have access and communicate and learn from people have so many different cultures. So many different driving forces in motives and experiences. And so we need to do this. Because today like seriously, we are a world family. We're not like this idea of isolation and separation and countries and borders, and all these things we just made this stuff up real talk. We just made up the line all those lines. You see separating states and cut we made them up. We're one race. We're one. Humanity here together, collectively and life is is is is working to express itself through all of us in this really powerful. When we start to retrain are thinking and becoming more connected. Of course, we can have patriotism, and and joy of where we come from. And you know, our cities and our teams and things like that. It it creates some great fun and competition, but to think that the other people in places don't have immense value and purpose themselves and desire and drive to be healthy and happy that separates us. So getting involved in talking with people from different cultures in learning. You know, what are their driving forces in their motivation? This is one of the great gifts that I've had access to by spending some years working at a university when I was a strength conditioning coach, and I got to meet people every day from different countries and many of them I worked with and you will hear the same things. He everybody wants to be. Happy. They won't have good relationships. They wanna be healthy and feel good. They wanna have fun. They wanna have meaningful purpose for work and to enjoy an express themselves into into have fun. I might have said fun twice because everybody wants to have the funds. All right. So, but we we don't know that if we ourselves is this them in us, and the reality is we're really all connected if we get into this. We start talking about like the string theory, you know, some other kind of weird stuff with quantum mechanics. We are connected and we've done so show sokoll talking a little bit about that with Mark Gober. So we'll put that in the show notes for you. If you really want to have your mind blown and how we are really connected, but proactively to diversify your thinking diversify who you are. Your lifeline your value proactively talked to and get connected and experience. Other people in other cultures are so you have to keep these fresh inputs coming in first perspectives. Not just more of the same. All right, diversify your thinking, and is going to help you to unlock your potential in to help you to fully step into your potential and your purpose in a way that no one can ever replicate. And is really just for me helps me to think about the diversity that I see in a certain brand that I absolutely love for many years. 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And it's really three steps to uncovering our purpose, and or fully stepping into our purpose authentically and powerfully number one was ideas, and the generation in diversity of ideas and exposure and being able and giving ourselves permission to express those ideas, that's number one. All right. So with ideas as great, but idea cannot manifest in purpose in and of itself. We also need the second component, which is passion. Now, first of all when we talk about living your purpose? The word passion in and of itself can be misconstrued. Right. A lot of us are thinking like I just need. I don't know what I'm passionate about. You know, you see somebody who's really, you know, in their purpose, and you see the passionately have and the work ethic and all the stuff they're doing but nine times out of ten. It's not like what you see especially out there on social media. You know, they're great individuals who are out there. Inspiring people like Gary v right? Gary vantage hook, you might see him on social media and see some of his talks, and you just see this incredible. He's as drip in passion is dripping off. Right. He's just very passionate bouncing around kind of character and approach to things, but the reality is this. Even if he wasn't doing this for Vader media in this entrepreneurship brand an investing and all the things that he's a big proponent of and giving content for helping entrepreneurs if it was put Gary v in selling John Deere tractors are selling cupcakes or selling clothes, sell, you know, selling the swag. He still probably going to have that same demeanor as somebody who is seemingly like bouncing around and and and excited about everything. Right. But that's just the person's character. You don't have to be overly excited about something to be passionate about it. So sometimes we see that we think I don't I don't have that. I don't feel like he does about that. We think we don't have passion, and it's a huge huge misconception and mistake to think that way because passion is not about being overly excited and having something like by new on the but to get you out of bed in the morning and throwing you in the shower. And just like pulling you to this vision. It's not like that. It's not like that ninety nine percent of the time passion, we tell you what it is passion is more like real love. Passion is more like real love not in love. Okay. Because there's a difference. There's a difference between being in love in real love are being in love with something is having that kind of, you know, constantly infatuated in wanting to be with this this something and work on it. But that initial phase fades away one hundred percent of the time at some point. So passion is really more like real love, which when you're in love, it feels like you're not in control, right? This love is just kind of captured. You really love is intentional. You choose it. I choose to do work in this relationship. I choose to be a part of this and to grow in this to develop this, even when things are not fun. Even with things are not this happy vibe or their struggle, or there's pain or there's confusion. I choose to be in this. I choose to work on this. And I choose to love you. It's not unconscious. It's not something. I'm not in control of I choose to love you. This is what passion really is. Because we're working in our purpose. Things are not always going to be rosy posy, sunshine. You know, everything is going to be going your way absolutely not and some of the greatest most successful most fulfilled. People will tell you that at many stories of trials and tribulations and things that they've gone through in working in their purpose. And so if we have a connection to something that we know that we would do no matter what even if there was not money attached to it, even if it was something that would require. A lot of our time and energy and focus. We'd still wanna do it. Then you kind of. Starting to to to hear the whispers of what that purpose and passion really looks like. And also, I think support is share this that the word passion itself is derived from Greek word meaning to suffer. All right. The word passion is derived from Greek word meaning to suffer. And it would automatically be kinda strange because it's just like I thought passionate was about something that was good and inspiring. But our passions can also take us through some really turbulent and in dark places sometimes in trying to figure out how to live with this passion, because it's generally pretty unique to us in some form or fashion. And how can I live this passion and keep this as a part of my life? They're suffering involved. You know, but I'm I'm a huge advocate of language right in so suffering for me is optional right? We don't have to necessarily tie passion to suffering, but just difficult times going through stuff needed to work on figuring stuff out and getting good at something. Right. Getting good at. Investing in something. Because for some some people they've been working at certain field in a passion just driving them through. And they put in these ten thousand hours in at world class of this thing, and they just enjoy what they're doing, you know, but it doesn't have to be this picture of what somebody else's passionate looks like. So you don't want to compare your story to somebody else's story when it comes to passion. I so I hope that makes sense. And this part was really brought to me today by my son. Brayden and he came over to me last night, actually, and he sat down next to me. And he asked me, hey, dad, when did you start speaking on stages, and I thought that was like really interesting that he asked me that. And he's been there. He's been in many of the events that I've spoken at over the years, even since he was a little baby. And sometimes I even involve him, you know, some of these events, and so is that he's been exposed to create this tapestry for him. This. A layer of of his thinking that this is something that you do in that is possible. And he asked me when did you start or how did you start? Speaking on stage is how did you start? How did you start which is a very powerful question? Because asking what are the steps that made that a thing for you? And I've literally spoken in front of thousands at different events. And it's been an incredible experience into something that I really enjoyed doing. Of course and make sure next time in a bit come in hang out with me. I we have the most amazing time. I definitely come to the next event. And I've got something really cool coming up here soon. Solid snow about that. So be ready. But the first time and I shared with him. I said, you know, what no one gives you permission to do the things that you wanna do in life. Nobody tapped me on my shoulder said, hey, you're going to speak. Hey, you're going to create a number one podcast, go do it. Nobody gave me permission to do any of this stuff. And that the same. Thing in our lives. Nobody's giving. You permission. You choose. And so I was inspired about things I was learning about nutrition. And so my first speaking event was in front of three people in my mother-in-law's kitchen, and I was super nervous actually. And I don't, you know, the nervous days nine, but for me at that time. I was like because I was I just wanted to be able to make sense right to help them to understand a what I was experiencing in. So I can help them to to up level their lives as well. And so I was very very invested in helping these people and it went from three people to five to ten to twenty two. My mother-in-law's kitchen was packed little people sitting on laps is too. Hot had multiple fans going AC. It got crazy. And then we were like, we should probably do this somewhere else. And it just kind of evolved from there, and then within the room people. They're telling other people about me, and what we were doing and then invited me to speak at their events. And you know, the kind of the rest is history. And so I shared that with him. But there was something even deeper than that. And this is what I would want to point your attention to. Sometimes in our lives, and we're talking about uncovering our purpose in your life. You can usually look back in fine tiny signs of what might be come. Right. We can find tiny signs of what might be to come. When I was just a kid. It was fourth grade while all before this. But fourth grade is the time is really kind of hit the the tipping point. And is when I was my my teacher was miss Norman so shot at the miss Norman, if you happen to be listening. Thank you. All right. But you know, I was getting good grades. I was doing what I need to do in class, but I was acting up a little bit. All right. I was acting up and my teacher made an agreement with me, and I don't remember how this came about. But she made an agreement with me that if I would stop acting up in class at the end of class. She would give me five ten minutes at the end of the week to stand up in front of the class and sing right to sing. Or? Or to you know, tell some jokes. The the stage was mine. And so I would bring my friend Andrea up there with me at the end of each week. And this was for several weeks this happen. And I was seeing I would entertain and I had forgotten about that. I forgot about it. Because that might not be encouraged, but I knew that I would be speaking in front of people. I knew that I would be behind the microphone and here. I am today. Speaking on these stages in front of thousands of people behind a microphone is just a different version of that. And something that really fills me up more than anything. I could have every magin. So look back on your childhood knows things that brought you joy and happiness, and these can be great guideposts to uncovering your passion and your purpose. But you might be like one of my passions. Was I love to cook. With my mom. I love to cook with my grandma, but I can't make a living through that. Yeah. You can right. Just the subject of food. We've had one of the Kevin curry put his episode in the show notes. He was here in the studio. He's crushing it. He didn't go to a school of whatever it become this what certified cordon blue, chef whatever he just started making food and sharing his food with people and sharing his story. And how he was making his recipes in his fitness journey and has become something has transformed his life in a bestselling book and all of this influence, and and livelihood, and he was able to like turn down a job at Google Google reached out to him is like not. I'm this is my this is my passion, and he's turned into a thriving business. So if you're interested in food, there is a way like if you're interested in like, I don't know sheera, right? She. Era from when I was a kid. There was he man than Shiro was like follow up. But you know, it's like the the female lead versus the the the male lead. And he man Shira. And usually I'm super I love sheera. It's my thing. I got she reteach shirts, you can create a website and sell sheera gear. Right. There's a new Shiro cartoon on Netflix. Like if that is your passion. There are ways for that to manifest because I'm pretty sure there are at least a couple of people who into sheera when they were kids that made that cartoon this new reboost possible. Right. So we have to start thinking differently about our our our experiences and things that we love to do. And even now is there something that is just calling to you in. You're super interested in that you want to get involved more with. But you talk yourself out of it. Because you have the story that you know, there's this for other people. This is something that I can't do. Maybe it's nutrition. Right. Maybe it's nutrition and health, and you just passionate about it. And you would love to be able to make. That your career in the thing that you get up and do each day is is teaching other people about health and nutrition and wellness in supporting your family through that means, and it is absolutely possible. But we tell ourselves stories that you know, I don't have this the experience. I don't have the connections. I don't have the resources. I don't have this. I don't have that. And we started talk ourselves out of something. That is literally just a decision aways is within reach it can be our lives, and we're gonna talk about that more in a minute. But there's so many different things that we can do in the health and wellness space. You might see that you know, this lane is totally taken. There are so many different lanes that you can choose so many different dimensions of it. And this is one of the things that we've been teaching in how to actually create a sustainable business in the health and wellness space because if we're going to help other people to really access their greatest version of themselves and to improve their livelihood. We have. To make sure we have our livelihood covered. So we're not like cutting corners and not spending time doing the thing that we're passionate about in the thing that we are here to do. Right because there are many people who are in the health and wellness space, maybe got a certification somewhere, and there, you know, health coach, but they're also working one or two other jobs just to make ends meet. And that's not how this is supposed to be folks are not getting the right education. Right. The nutrition stuff might be solid. But I think you should get the very best. And also the business side. I wasn't taught in college. How to be successful? There was no success one on one or one or two or two two. I would have taken them. Nobody's teaching you. How to actually be successful and to create a sustainable business, and it's not even that difficult. It just isn't. There are certain pieces of formula to it. The difficult part is getting yourself to the place where you say yes to it. And you take action and you fully enroll yourself in a bigger vision. And you are aware that. It's going to take that time and energy and effort, but you are going to create a life that you truly love and you're gonna make an impact on a lot of people's lives. So and as you know, I'm a partner and advisor for the institute of transformation with nutrition, and we are really leading the field in health coaching. But also in making sure that our students are making big big waves in this field. Right. We've got students who are making, you know, six and and seven figure incomes, but also some people that's not their goal is just having their bills covered and matching what their job is currently and having money to, you know, sustain their livelihood pay their bills and have a good life. But some people are like super killing it because we're giving them access to the very best teachers in the world in business and in nutrition. Right. And also the impact, you know, you've got some of the biggest influencers that are out there in the health and wellness space or students from our tin, and you get to learn from a lot of these folks as well. So if you're interested if this is speak. To your soul pop over. We've got a quiz see which would qualify for. And there's somewhere that you can fit trust and believe that but go to transformational nutrition dot com for slash model. Right transformational nutrition dot com for slash model while so put it for you in the show notes right now, we have our two thousand dollars scholarships still available. All right. We've replenish these funds, and we have two thousand dollars scholarships available and one of them is yours. All right. So pop over there. I process is taking the quiz and take it from there. But I just want to share that with you. If your passion is health and nutrition that you can absolutely make that the thing that you do in poor your passion into that. And make that your purpose are, so we've covered ideas, we've covered passion. Third component third and final component here with uncovering your purpose and truly walking fully incomplete. Early in your purpose in your power. The third component is decisions decisions. Really are when the most powerful forces in all of the universe. If you look back on your life in understand this piece that where you are today is a direct result of the decisions that you made in your life is directly every decision that you've made prior to this moment has brought you here to where you are today. If you really start to understand this you understand the power that decisions carry. All right. You were just one idea one decision away from transforming your entire life. It is that close is simply a decision away. Now. The catches decisions are super easy. But getting ourselves to the place that we make the decisions can be complicated. All right now, I've said this before but decisions are from the Latin day meaning from in kaija, which means to cut. So when you make a real decision about something, you're cutting way the possibility of anything else, but the thing. You decided on. So when some somebody truly decided to stop smoking. That's it. They're nonsmoker is no more discussion. They've decided it's done when somebody decides to start a business when somebody decides I'm going to spend the rest of my life with you. When you really decide these things it is done. Right. Come. What may this is what I've decided to do. Now that comes with a lot of weight. It comes with a lot of pressure because of all the other all the other. What about this? What about that decisions? Can be scary. That's why we don't easily make them are. It's not a small thing when you decide most people don't decide until things are so bad that they have to choose life has forced them to decide back against the wall there on the bottom floor right there. They're rock bottom in life. And they only way is up after decide to get up. That's what happened with me. My work is to make sure that you don't have to hit rock bottom. There's a net there. I I we're gonna hit the net. You won't get close. You hit. The net. You're gonna bounce up a bounce up. Trash Ps you grab the trapeze do some flips. Whatever you're going to be like, Robin. All right, Robin, Hugh, he came from the circus. I don't know. I've never mind. But this is the goal is to create a situation where we don't have to hit rock bottom. I because the reality is many of us don't get up many of us. Don't get up. You hear the stories of those that did? So you're just one decision away from creating that life that you were here for and that's the power of decisions. So with that said, how do we get ourselves to that place where we are making the decisions that we need to make first of all we gotta understand this point that the results in your life. Are only limited by expectations are everything in your life is built upon a framework mental framework of staying congruent with the person. You see yourself to be every decision that you make is based on who you. So who you see yourself to be there's certain things that you do because of your identity is certain things that you don't do because of your identity you have to work on shifting your identity. And how do you do that you shift your identity by getting exposure to the things we've talked about kitchens self around new ideas, get yourself around people who are thinking differently because you can get stuck in your own way of being your own way of thinking. So you need exposure that is the key. That's the tool as why these things are so important. That's why this is a formula. Get yourself around. And other people to help to shift that identity for you only. Then would you be able to make new decisions because so many times we think we're making a decision, but really just trying some stuff. I would really just wishing. Okay. We we think we're latte, and we're rubbing the lamp they, but the reality is you have not truly decided. Okay. It shot up to Aladdin, you know, re- reboot Will Smith out. Now, number one is realizing that that your limited only by your expectations your beliefs about who you are. And what you're capable of. And you will never you will never outgrow the beliefs that you carry about what you're capable of. That's it's the invisible box. So we put ourselves in. Okay. And so to get past that again, shifting the identity shifting exposure. Now also another thing with decisions. I want you to stop over thinking. Okay. Thinking is important. I want us to think, but sometimes we mull over and we over think, and we think ourselves right out of wonderful experiences and learning lessons, even if it doesn't go the way that we planted to we still are gaining experiencing getting ourselves closer to the person in the life that we went to live. So we need to stop over thinking everything in analyzing I talked about this on episode to kick off this year five things to quit doing this year in in twenty nineteen when this is played. So if you're listening to this, you know, next year years from now that show is still hyper relevant. All right. I talked about perfectionism that can be one of the things that stops us. I so overthinking, but for some people is not perfectionism is also just fear of like all the possibility of what negative can come. And we we again, we can think ourselves right out of taking action in in life that we want. All right. So that's the other part is. With zillions. A real decision comes along with action. There couple together you truly if there's not an action taken when you have decided you haven't really decided. All right. So take action when you decide that this is happening. I'm about to do this thing. I'm going in this direction taken action. That is informing your brain. You're serious and all of life. The entire universe is conspiring to assist you in going in that direction when you decide it has your entire life. When you decided to do something everything has fallen into place to create the life that you have today. Whether it's the life that you want it consciously or the life that you settled for those are the things that you decided upon. All right. It finally. Please understand you you're going to experiment. You're going to get out try and taste and touch experience different things. This is super important. We've talked about this throughout this show. But the reality is we need to surround ourselves with it with with new environments new people new inputs, and also, of course, the positive affirming environments and people who really helped to affirm who you are what you're about in what you're here for our. We all need that in this a superpower we can have access to today on than ever are. So I hope you've got a lot of value out of this. 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