Most people struggle to lead effectively and have the relationships, career, and life they want because they lack the tools to confront the more difficult situations they face. The Last 8% Morning podcast gives you the skills to use your most difficult situations as opportunities to transform into the best version of yourself so you can have the kind of life and impact you want to have in the world. In the Last 8% Morning, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential and NY Times best-selling author of Performing Under Pressure, personally guides you through a morning routine which integrates Movement (walking) + Mindfulness + Mental training exercises. So as opposed to starting the day by picking up your phone and reading newsfeeds/texts, which only spikes your cortisol and wears you out, put this podcast in your ear and let JP guide you to start the day. Designed over the last 24 years working with Olympic athletes, NFL and NBA teams, Navy Seals and individuals in organizations around the world, we are now making this resource available to you in this form. Let’s walk! #mindfulness #emotionalintelligence #meditation #movement #fitness #health #eq #peopleskills #work from home #covidstress
Why We Avoid The Difficult
Have you ever walked into a situation that you knew was going to be difficult, where you had to give feedback to someone or you needed to deliver a tough decision that you knew was not going to make people happy, and then, as opposed to stepping in and doing what was required and delivering the information, you backed off? You avoided it?
In this episode, we want to understand why we avoid, and what we can do to deal with it better.
"You can choose courage, or you can choose comfort, but you cannot choose both."
"If your dream only includes you, it is too small."
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Why Most Digital Courses Fail: The Science of Learning Series
In order to not be left behind, we must learn as fast as the world is changing.
However, that is not easy to do today as 96% of people who start a digital course never finish it.
Why is that? In today’s episode, we explore the role of social learning in changing that percentage.
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them ...”
“The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.”
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Benjamin Franklin, statesman and inventor
How Not To Let Critical Moments Pass You By (and a big announcement!)
There's this crucial moment when you must confront a very uncomfortable situation, it could be in a work meeting, a difficult conversation you need to have with someone or maybe a tough decision. But instead of facing it, you back off, you avoid it. This is a last 8% situation, and it’s what’s might be keeping you stuck in your life and in your career.
In today’s episode, we explore a path to being more effective in these difficult last 8% situations so you don't let critical moments pass you by and feel regret that you didn't take your shots.
We also make a big announcement we are so excited about!
“A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.”
— Mark Twain
"Man's ind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions."
— Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
How To Find Joy In The Present Moment
With all you have going on, do you find that you are feeling less joy in your day? Less happiness? Less enjoyment? It is not surprising given the challenges we all face today.
Is it possible to find a way to live less in the future or less in the past? Today, we explore a path to be a bit more present in the moment so we can live with more joy in our life.
“Most people treat the present moment as if it were an obstacle that they need to overcome. Since the present moment is Life itself, it is an insane way to live.”
"Life is available only in the present moment. If you abandon the present moment you cannot live the moments of your life very deeply."
Thich Nhat Hahn
"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.”
"The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment and feeling truly alive."
Thich Nhat Hanh
Why Is This Happening For Me? Why Meaning Matters
We are In the middle of yet another wave of Covid affecting North America, Europe and the world, and it is clear that we are in for a challenging spring and it feels frustrating because, haven’t we been here before?
In today’s episode, what do we when we feel disheartened? What tools can use to manage the hardship and pain we are experiencing?
"I am a more sensitive person, a more effective pastor, a more sympathetic counselor because of Aaron’s life and death than I would ever have been without it. And I would give up all of those gains in a second if I could have my son back. If I could choose, I would forgo all of the spiritual growth and depth which has come my way because of our experiences. . . . But I cannot choose."
Rabbi Harold Kushner
"In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning."
"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
The Critical Difference Between Pain & Suffering
Do You experience pain? Do you experience suffering?
While it is not something people want to talk about or admit, pain and suffering are part of life for everyone. It can be from something going in our relationships or at work or in our personal life and while we experience pain, suffering is optional.
Today we will explore the difference between pain and suffering and see if understanding this difference helps us live with more wisdom.
In the next few weeks, we will be making an announcement about something we are working on that we are very excited about it. We think you will be too! Look for it.
“When you open yourself to the continually changing, impermanent, dynamic nature of your own being and of reality, you increase your capacity to love and care about other people and your capacity to not be afraid.” – Pema Chödrön
Best way to start your morning
Changed my life!
An incredible new perspective on life and my career
Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry’s “Last 8 Percent” podcast has had a profound, positive impact on my job and career. With his insights, I’m relearning how to start my day, demonstrate gratitude and manage my team more effectively. 2020 has been extremely challenging and with his tools, I’m ready to take on whatever lies ahead in 2021. Thanks JP and team!
Listening to this podcast in the morning is an excellent way to start the day! So insightful!