Are you an approval addict?
So many of us are living our lives to make everyone around us think we are someone we’re not. We don’t do this on purpose to be deceptive; there is a deeply-ingrained need to seek the approval of everyone around us so that we feel safe and comfortable.
But have you ever thought about why we gravitate towards comfort? Why is it that most people stay stagnant in life and never see real growth or success?
We’re living in a world where we have vilified discomfort. We give everyone a participation trophy, so they don’t feel bummed, stop our children from crying or feeling strong emotions, worry about offending people (thereby stifling ourselves), and create habits of convenience because the alternative is hard.
I finally had a chance to sit down and interview one of the funniest and most amazing people ever, JP Sears (the episode you all have been dying to hear!). We talk about how chasing discomfort is actually the key to success.
An insanely talented comedian, he is probably best-known for his sarcastic sense of humor. He often focuses on real-world issues, like Coronavirus, politics, and even gluten intolerance issues (you will hear about this in the episode!). He throws unexpected twists into the humor that many people don’t appreciate (one of the many reasons I love him).
His comedy is designed to get people to cut the scar tissue that binds them and think for themselves. It’s never about the surface-level topic you are listening to; it’s about the underpinnings of human behavior.
We draw some surprising parallels with our childhoods and how we are now as parents (he is a new dad to an adorable little boy!)
As you listen, you will hear some deep stuff, including:
The deeper meaning behind him chasing discomfort
Why he thinks people’s avoidance of discomfort is the root of their unhappiness
The core values he hopes to instill in his son
What he thinks is missing the most in the world
His definition of evil and which emotion leads us to its effect
The dumbest advice he has ever given himself
False measurements of success and how they can destroy our children
…and so much more powerful stuff
This interview truly hit me so profoundly, and I can’t wait for you to hear it.
Love Kim xo
Podcast Reference List:
“The more I become ME, the more successful I become.”
“Your biggest weakness is also your biggest strength.”
“We can only be as strong as our adversity is deep.”
“The greatest burden that a child must bear is the unlived life of the parents.” -Carl Jung
“There’s always a story under the story.”
|How to Become Gluten Intolerant (JP Sears)|
|Wim Hof Method|
|Awaken with JP|