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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the book “The Tools” and discuss the first tool: The Reversal Of Desire.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • We stay in comfort zones and avoid doing the things that’ll move us forward.
  • Self esteem comes from pushing through discomfort to see changes.
  • This book –The Tools by Phil Shultz and Barry Michels teaches 5 steps to help drive these changes.
  • The 1st tool – reversal of desire.
  • Addressing the self sabotage in your comfort zone.
  • What are the narratives we have around our comfort zones?
  • How can we reverse the desire to be comfortable or avoid pain?
    • The wall metaphor
    • The role faith plays in using this tool
  • When do you need this tool? 2 cues to pay attention.
  • A visualization tool to try out.
  • A note on “exception thinking”.
  • Signs you’re on the right path.
  • “Higher forces” and energy movement in relation to this tool.
  • Why the act of getting out of your comfort zone is ground breaking.
  • How much in your life is designed to keep you comfortable?
    • Suggestions for breaking out of that level of comfort
  • The idea of being “not you”.
    • Why this doesn’t mean going against your values
    • Who is the person on the other side of your comfort zone?

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  • Sandi
    • Sandi
    • August 5, 2020 at 4:48 am

    I just ordered the Kindle version of the book. Can’t wait to dive in. I’m an infp & am very comfortable not challenging myself & I realize it’s a problem & I won’t ever realize my potential unless I make some changes. Thank you for all so to encourage and support others.

  • Linda
    • Linda
    • July 24, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    I believe the condition you have is aphantasia. I have it too,

  • Imena
    • Imena
    • July 12, 2020 at 10:24 am

    Thank you very much for this ! Very interesting and so educational! Thank you guys !

  • Johannes
    • Johannes
    • July 10, 2020 at 7:33 am

    Thank you Joel, that is very helpful!

  • Laurita
    • Laurita
    • July 11, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    This has been and I anticipate is going to be soooo good! Thank you for affirming and encouraging listeners and I look forward to hearing the podcasts to come ♥️♥️♥️

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