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In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about the book “The Tools” and discuss the fifth tool: Jeopardy & Willpower.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • Losing My Virginity Autobiography, Richard Branson
  • Spark: “I still have life in me, I’m not going to give up”
  • The Tools” from Phil Stutz and Barry Michels
  • Use this tool when: at a low point / want to relax, to find spark back and put you back in motion
  • Tool #5 – Jeopardy
  • Higher Force: Willpower
  • How this tool is different than the other 4?
  • “Rather than fully formed, we are more like TVs with faulty connections”
  • The challenge of maintenance and why personal growth can feel like dishes that keep coming back
  • Illustrating example: the challenge of staying fit
  • 2 cues to use this tool:
    • You need some ‘stick-to-it-ness’
    • You feel demoralized / like giving up
  • Exercise Description – Jeopardy
  • How this tool works
  • Using the passing of time to find clarity
  • Find clarity: what is the theme YOU want your life to be about? Are you working on the right things or getting lost in ‘noble distractions?
  • The sweet spot between agitated state when mortality hits you and homeostasis
  • “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully.” Samuel Johnson
  • The importance of maintenance vs control
  • How this tool can also help with:
    • Taking more risks / being bolder
    • Overcoming indecisiveness
    • Controlling and addictive behaviors
  • Reasons why you should pick up The Tools from Phil Stutz and Barry Michels

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