Download Episode Here – right click link and select “Save Link As…”
In this episode, Joel and Antonia talk about protecting your energy by creating good boundaries – not only with other people – but with yourself.
In this podcast you’ll find:
- Life is not a dress rehearsal podcast
- Everywhere we turn we see society trapped in a drama triangle
- We put too much power into the hands of victims
- We must recoup what we have lost in the drama triangle and turn it into an empowerment dynamic
- The Drama Triangle is dress rehearsal mentality
- “Something has to be fixed before I can live my life.”
- If we want to make an impact in the world, we need to be militant about protecting boundaries
- We sometimes have to set limits with ourselves
- Creating boundaries with yourself requires self-discipline
- Noble distractions – the distraction itself may not be unhealthy, but it may be unhealthy for you
- Some of us have to opt out of the social justice drama to avoid getting lost in the perceived nobility of it all
- The more you know where you’re heading, the less you can be pulled in directions that are distractions from what you’re supposed to do.
- We all want our lives to matter
- What is the point of posting things that create anger or righteous indignation in yourself and others?
- If our lives are going to matter we have to stop doing the crap we have done up until now
- We focus on individuals helping themselves and try to avoid current events and political alliances
- When we don’t have to deal with the drama of survival, it is easy for us to attach to other forms of drama to make our lives mean something
- Virtuous distractions can rob you of the energy you need to reach your true potential
- Are you staying on a nutritious path or being distracted by the purpose version of candy
- The universe doesn’t care about how many Facebook likes you have
- Posting stuff to Facebook doesn’t help anybody. Take action yourself.
- Change comes when you change the minds and hearts of people
- No savior is going to make the changes necessary. We have to be the savior!
- If we are going to see a change in the world we have to do it.
- When you grow up in the context of social media you imagine that what happens virtually happens literally. But that’s not how it works.
- The same skills that work in social media don’t translate to the physical plane
- People under 30 spend 41% of their day on their phone.
- We are becoming more disconnected from each other
- Social media seduces us into thinking we are doing something by being engaged with it
- It is powerful for people to be physically in each other’s presence
- Our infrastructure is crumbling because we live in a virtual world.
- Everyone believes things have to change for someone to live the life they want, but it happens in the opposite
- People go and do the things that are important to them, and they gain empowerment along the way
- Self-actualization is an emergent that comes from getting into action
- Don’t mistake online rules for real-world rules. They aren’t transferable
- Protect yourself against the seduction of the things that siphon your mental real estate
- The drama from social media is not a giver. It is a taker. You don’t get anything from it but synthetic hits. It’s like Cheetos. There’s no nutritional value.
- When you try to do something big and you have a trajectory even if you don’t accomplish your task you will still make progress because you are in action.
- We frame personal growth as being an epic action that changes the world, but sometimes it is just something small.
- The legacy you leave on Facebook is not going to be your legacy. It won’t have a lasting impact
- Millennials: It isn’t your job to save the world
- Being empowered doesn’t mean you saved the world. You may be a great parent or human being.
- You impact the world by having every person who engages with you have a better experience
- The idea that you have to change the world is outsourced thinking. There are no rules that say you have to change the world.
To subscribe to the podcast, please use the links below:
If you like the podcast and want to help us out in return, please leave an honest rating and review on iTunes by clicking here. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes immensely! We would be eternally grateful!
Want to learn more?
Discover Your Personal Genius
We want to hear from you. Leave your comments below…