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Optimizing Life For Authenticity & A Resilient Mindset - Chatting With Brooke & Chris
In this episode of The Mindful Steward Podcast, Brooke and I sat down for a catch-up over zoom with one of my best friends from back home, Christoper Michael Evans. Chris is a cinematographer, director, and producer who is currently best known for his work directing music videos for artists without household names. Between Chris, myself as a marketing agency owner and mindfulness professional, and Brooke who owns a training business teaching coaches how to establish and scale their businesses, we took this opportunity to discuss some of the challenges and mindset work frequented by most entrepreneurs and creatives in the world today.
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To learn more about Brooke's coaching and NLP/Hypnosis certification program visit her website at www.createdmindacademy.com.
To learn more about Chris and his work follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/chri7z/.
Studying Ayahuasca, The Art Of Surrender, And Identifying Purpose With Paula Rayo
In this episode, my friend Paula Rayo and I dive into the story of how she found herself researching Ayahuasca in the jungle of South America, what she learned, and what it all led to. Paula has experience leading a lab team of consciousness, neurofeedback, and VR researchers, aiming to better understand the connection between the complexities of our mind and the human condition. Though this all happened a few years back, today Paula is partnering with a Canadian University to launch a unique initiative to mentor students from day one to better find the career path that is right for them, aiming to guarantee employment and job satisfaction to their first cohort. This program would be among the first of its kind across Canada as well as the United States.
Follow Paula's journey or get in touch with her on Instagram @paularayo
If you are interested in learning more about The Mindful Steward visit my website at https://themindfulsteward.com/.
Paying Attention To Where Our Attention Flows: Instagram & Life's Wonderful Distractions
Our creative power lies in attention and focus. In this short mindset shift, I discuss the creative power we have in the world, and how every ounce of this comes from our ability to narrow our attention toward the goals we want achieve. In a world filled that constantly provides us with more and more distractions, it is often difficult to see this simple reality at play in our own lives. The bottom line is this, where attention goes, energy flows. Social media, among many distractions often serve us little more than to hold us back from achieving and living out the things we are passionate about.
Here is the video that prompted this mindset shift from Jason Silva himself: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CGTE3nkDb2b/
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The Porn Crisis & Modern Masculinity With Chris Evans
This episode has been a long time coming. Needless to say, we live in a highly digital era. In the modern day, many of us have access to any form of content our heart desires. This limitless access, includes porn, and those accessing it includes men and women from a wide range of ages. Many researchers estimate that most boys as young as 12 are watching highly pornographic content regularly. Though this topic is mostly brushed under the rug, the reality is that most young men in the western world are watching porn. Researchers attempting to study its effects struggle to even find enough non-porn watching men aged 20 to 30 to study the topic properly. What we now know about porn is a relatively unanimous set of data backing up the negative effects it has on the human brain. These effects range from depression to anxiety and ADHD. More recently, many young men are coming to the light, realizing the negative contributions their porn habit has had on their lives. To light the way, a community online known as "nofap" has been educating porn users and men about the massive benefits of ridding porn from our life. Mostly men, and of course Women as well, from around the world are finding massive relief from mental symptoms and transforming their lives through quitting porn. As always, this episode was a great conversation with my good friend and director Chris Evans, and I personally believe it is a very important conversation to continue.
The Great Porn Experiment Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU.
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The COVID Chronicles: Chris Evans On Being Your Authentic Self & The Good News About Quarantine.
This episode serves both as a catch-up with my good friend Chris Evans, as well as the first of hopefully not too many (so we can go back outside) episodes in my new "COVID Chronicles" podcast episode series. As a freelance videographer, I first started the conversation by asking Chris for a little storyline about how the coronavirus pandemic is effecting his work situation. Starting from this point, our conversation flows into a wide variety of different discussions, and I'm actually really happy with how the episode has turned out.
Chris and I, both quite positive dudes in general, end up discussing mostly the uplifting impacts and opportunities that the #stayhome quarantine is presenting to many Canadians, as well as people in most other countries around the world. Few sources can be found sharing positive content around some of the good things that are being caused or are triggered to show up down the line from this strange sequence of events, so we found ourselves stepping forward with a little bit of perspective to share about some of 'the good'.
Though both of us are far from therapists, self-awareness and how to find more of it has recently become one of the most common discussion points we inevitably end up chatting about. Self-awareness is the root cause of living from a passionate, fulfilling, and meaningful place, so we are suggesting that just maybe, this is the perfect time to find a little more of it. There are a lot of uncertain things about a worldwide lockdown, but we still possess the ability to decide how we are going to show up for the world and ourselves during this time.
In a nutshell, it's always great to chat with this guy, and I'll be having him back on the show to dive into a few of the topics we weren't able to cover in this episode very soon.
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Why COVID 19 Is Mindset Bootcamp & How The News Lost Public Trust.
With COVID 19 (coronavirus) impacting the lives of people around the world, I felt called to record a few thoughts around the current situation many of us are facing on a daily basis for the time being. With constant uncertainty on the horizon, this is by far the most unique situation many of us have ever faced, including those of us who are older (my 83-year-old grandpa confirmed this as well). However, with so much reason for fear and anxiety around the situation at hand as society faces the virus head-on, it is important to remind ourselves that how we show up in the world is always a choice we can make for ourselves, despite whatever the world may be throwing our way. While this period of quarantine and isolation may be testing our mental health and state of mind in new and unforeseen ways, it also contains the potential for massive leaps in progress, learning, and insight. My only goal here is to present a possible mindset shift to anybody listening to that may help all of us approach this situation and our lives with more clarity and positivity.
In addition to the mindset shifts above, I clarify the macro view of what is being seen across North America currently around dropping approval ratings of local and national media outlets as the widespread public begins losing trust in the news while collecting evermore reasons to be skeptical about where we can find objective information. The cliffs notes: the media is rarely this source. The 21st era is indeed the decade of fact-checking and self-thought. Without these two, we are allowing ourselves to become pawns in the political front lines.
Here is a look to the videos I was referring to in the episode:
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The Mindful Steward seems to hit the nail on the head with the culmination of today’s big free thinkers and modern counter culture philosophers such as Aubrey Marcus, Tim Ferris, Rich Roll and Joe Rohan. If your intention is to align to your truth, seek your path, and maintain a steady balanced cohesion of passion and career then get this stuff in your ears ASAP. Love it dude!
Some seriously insightful stuff in these podcasts! Looking forward to listening to the rest of these!
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Sean is an amazing podcast host and his guests talk about hella interesting stuff! Highly recommended