The thought of changing your life seems daunting for many people. Regardless of how many guests I have on the show that advise small changes, many people are still paralyzed to inactivity because they think a life overhaul has to be massive.
For any life to change significantly and continue to move towards betterment you must take small, manageable steps. However, you can't take those steps until you have a plan. And you can't devise a plan unless you know what you need to change.
That is exactly what I am going to talk about today; utilizing an inventory system for determining what in your life needs changing.
My guest today is a perfect choice as I conclude Big Changes Week. Billy Anderson is the author of Your Comfort Zone is Killing You: Finding the Courage to be You. Along with that he is the founder of the Courage Crusade and the Courage Crusade Podcast on iTunes.
As you might expect, there is a lot to be learned from a man who ran with the bulls in Pamplona Spain, has jumped out of 101 planes and swam with sharks in Thailand.
As he admits, he is not fearless. What he has is courage; the courage to live life by his own rules and his own wisdom
I have asked him to join us today to talk about ways to finally kickstart the life you truly want to be living.
This week we started by getting some time back. Then on Tuesday we found out how to live our life's purpose. Today we talk about how to stay focused on that goal. There are so many distractions in the world today if you choose to follow them.
Today I focus on how to tame a wandering mind.
Today is a huge day. Today I will talk about the reasons you don't follow your passion and a very helpful three step process that will help you do just that.
In this episode you will learn:
- The reasons you don't want to follow your passion
- The three step process for discovering your life's purpose
Yes, I watch TV. I am not being sanctimonious. But I don't watch 5.1 hours a day like most Americans and I definitely watch shows that inspire, that demonstrate the world as a beautiful place. This week I am starting a week long look at changing your life. It's my goal to have as many people in the world as I can, understanding calm and purpose.
It's not just for me though, it will move the entire world forward, make it happier. That's a lofty goal that I love. Today I tackle one of the biggest drains on energy, positivity and purposefulness: television.
I will talk about why we love it, why we should ditch it and ways to do just that. If you want to start your life, today is the day.
The weekend is here and if you are like most people you will not fully plan what you are going to do. How about you plan a little more and stress a little less? We all have crazy weekdays, even entrepreneurs. However, you don't need to take that craziness into the weekend.
This weekend, if you plan it right, you will be able to have a great time, be under less stress and move forward towards living a life of meaning.
Life is to be enjoyed. In the moments we are alive we should always look to experience happiness. But happiness can't be the only goal. Service to others will also serve you. In all those times, giving and growing, you will experience tough times. The important thing to remember is that you will prevail. Don't ignore the challenges. They make you who you are. Always know you will prevail. Look to the light and persevere.
Today I talk about the tough times, and how to get through them.
This week I am learning that some of the things I used to hold dear as a personal trainer are not particularly true. Yesterday I talked about whole wheat and today I break down another myth, that eating small frequent meals is preferable to fasting. Thankfully I am not an ego based man. I can accept that I was wrong, for decades! LOL. You know how I think by now, moving ahead is always best. If I learned something wasn't right then I just improve and move on; no crying over spilled milk. Without further ado, I have decided that James clear does a great job of explaining intermittent fasting so I will be reading from his article on the subject.
I have to tell you that I get so confused when it comes to whole wheat. Some people say it has the same, or close to the same, glycemic index as white flour. Other people say it is the reason we are all gaining weight. You know me by now. The only reason I am confused is because I haven't taken the time to do the research. Luckily for you, I am at my breaking point. Today, I figure it out once and for all.
I have talked about the smile before on ZEN commuter, and I definitely will today as well. But i wanted to expand upon that to include laughter too. We all love to laugh, but just like everything I do I want to give you empirical data that shows you the benefits. This episode does just that, it helps you understand all the god stuff that happens to your body when you laugh as well as give you tips as to how to laugh.