Avoidance of Discomfort Is the Root of Unhappiness — Interview With JP Sears – Episode 71

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

12 thoughts on “Avoidance of Discomfort Is the Root of Unhappiness — Interview With JP Sears – Episode 71

  1. Kristen Miller says:

    I love the podcast even more after each episode. JP is awesome. He brought home some much needed truths for. I have severe anxiety. So I just don’t do a lot of things to ovoid it.

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      So Epic! Love the way he broke down human behavior ? I hope you took away some tools to face your difficulties! xoxo

  2. Jessica Kelder says:

    WOW, that pod cast was truly amazing!!! Thankyou so much Kim and JP Sears!!! I love how in-depth that whole pod cast went, as I truly believe absolutely everything you both had to say!! I have a son who has just turned 12 and a daughter who is nearly 2yrs and the thing’s i put on to them from my own past is not cool!! What I Thankyou both for is bringing awareness to situations!! Eg. If I could be alot more aware of what my son was going through and what he is being taught at school i would be able to change the out come of various situations!! I totally agree with the way you teach your children that the choices we make in life all have an impact on other’s and wether there good or bad we need to address them for the better outcome for this planet we live in!! Don’t know if that all makes sense but Thankyou again ? I love your pod cast’s KIM, no bullshit, straight down the line, and always get to have a giggle as i understand your sense of humour!! Absolutely love ya ❤Thankyou for being you xx

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Thank you so much for seeing the deeper symbolic messages in the podcast, truly appreciate it! Yes, it makes perfect sense ? So glad you will be digging deeper! xoxo

  3. Faye Bolton says:

    After feeling a failure this week in so many areas, butt camp, my marriage my yoga business I needed that kick up the arse! Your podcasts are the tools we all should be listening to! The JP Sears one was what I needed today! Adversity is the key word- out of struggle comes strength! Everything confirms why I do what I do, my purpose, wellness sharing that with others, instilling that in my lad! Working on my shadow self! I’m fully accountable but I have allowed myself to crumble . But it’s fine we grow and evolve and get stronger and move on to be authentically who we are meant to be. Thank you for connecting and inspiring and reminding us who we are xx your vibe attracts your tribe x I will fucking do this x I just need to go at it x love and gratitude faye ✌️???

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Yes, love that! Out of struggle comes strength, so very true! Very beautiful insight from you, so glad you’re a part of our tribe we are full of gratitude for you as well! ??

    • Samantha Hardingham says:

      Tbh wasn’t really interested in listening to this. Hadn’t heard of JP Sears but you know what, Kim never fails to disappoint! A podcast that delves deep into how adversity becomes our biggest strength. Some great takeaways on parenting and living a purposeful life. Love Kim’s thought provoking podcasts.

      • The Sculpted Vegan says:

        Yes! Hats off to you, for tuning in despite not knowing JP! Some don’t have the open mind to tune into this one, adversity is so important in life! It’s how we become the best versions of ourselves. Thank you for tuning in and the love xoxo

  4. Christy Maness says:

    I lost my job today so this was great timing!!! Time to move onward and upward!!!

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      When one door closes, right! Shifting the mindset on a job loss is the perfect thing to do. ? Wishing you well at TSV! xoxo

  5. Savannah Kopchak says:

    Thank you for the parenting advise. Please do a parenting podcast!!!

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Definitely something that keeps coming up! You are very welcome ? xoxo

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