Valiant Growth is a podcast about personal growth with a self-knowledge edge. My mission is to empower you to earn self-esteem, build amazing relationships, achieve freedom in your life through radical personal development.
The topics discussed are psychology, success, productivity, personal finances and financial independence, relationships and therapy, all with a focus on the inner world.
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0055 - Season Finale: I Guess I’m Not a Swashbuckling Entrepreneur
One year and one month ago I’ve set out to become a full-time entrepreneur. I have not succeeded. Can you learn from my mistakes?
This is the final episode of Valiant Growth, season 1.
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Interview on Yakkin With Nick: Moving to England, Non-Violent Relationships with Nick Hazelton
I've been thinking about talking more about my story with breaking contact with everyone I knew three years ago and completely resetting my life while coming to England.
I especially wanted to talk about the painful mistakes I have made in talking to my family and friends following my understanding of the Freedomain Radio relationship strategy.
I just couldn't figure out the personal development garb to dress those in to make them fit into the Valiant Growth format.
They might make it into an episode eventually, but until then, my friend Nick Hazelton solved that problem for me with 2+ hour long interview/talk on Yakkin with Nick.
Why You Want to Exercise and Live Healthy (with Chris Stefanick)
I’ve been an ultra-sedentary person for most of my life and had zero interest in anything to do with physical health.
But I am doing more now than I did before. Chris Stefanick can claim some credit for that - this is an interview with him.
My aim is to nurture your intrinsic motivation to live a healthier life and show you some potential paths you can go down on. We’re going to focus on the why and on strategy, and also on how to do it without a lot of (or any) financial expense or extra stuff.
Put Your Self-Study on Steroids: The Interview Learning System (with Shane Radliff)
Despite being amazing, self-study also has its fair share of challenges. Luckily, my friend Shane Radliff has figured out a way to learn directly from experts, teach others, and build a great reputation in his field, all on his own initiative and without a large financial cost. I call this the Interview Learning System.
Valiant Feedback 001 - Staying Frugal When Going Out, Looking For Better Governments
How do you stay frugal when friends want to go out? And can you actually find better groups and collectives instead of building independence? I answer these two questions in this extra show.
"What do you do when someone suggest for instance grabbing a lunch when you have no desire to spend even on drinks but find it hard to say "well, I do not wanna spend money on food or drinks"?"
"I find myself really valuing from the attention paid to underlying needs in this discussion. It makes me wonder: How much libertarianism develops as a result of experiencing authority figures / collectives that are uninterested in or antagonistic towards your needs, where the same authorities / collectives wouldn’t be considered a problem if they were effective at meeting needs?
If authorities and collectives are antagonistic and harmful, you just want them to back off so you can get on with your life – which is the essence of being a libertarian. And certainly many of us have had experiences that fit into that category. Within an environment full of dysfunctional powerful people, libertarianism and anarchism are very coherent and life-supportive psychological defences. Yet if powerful people in your environment are functional and benevolent, you can live very well despite their presence – and in fact gain from nurturing, support and resources that they can provide.
We become more dependent upon independent judgement and extensive individual boundaries when we cannot trust others to use their power benevolently. So perhaps another alternative, which is also actionable, is to move to a part of the world which has a collective and authorities that you can trust to reliably support your and other peoples’ needs being met. An additional actionable step is to work on your skills of self-expression, developing the ability to approach and communicate with powerful people in a way which is most likely to result in increased connection and better needsmeeting. People who are good at this are often the people who are actually making the world we live in a better place in tangible ways – including moving it in a more socially and economically free direction. And after successfully acting upon these, the otherwise very important libertarianism psychological defence of simply wanting segregation from powerful people (which is what vonu sounds like to me) may no longer be so necessary.
To give an example drawing on what was mentioned in the podcast: I’d be much less interested in homeschooling and unschooling if I could reliably expect schools to be highly functional, needsmeeting, human-friendly places – and in the right part of the world, surrounded by the right people, that may well be possible."
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Philip blends his knowledge and ideas together perfectly in this well constructed and easy to listen to podcast. Highly recommended.
A good solid source of helpful information
The Valiant Growth podcast has helpful insights from the host in aiding one's personal development in areas financial, psychological and even nurtional. Complete with interivews with others in the personal development community, book reviews and hard earnt experience, and communicated calmly by the host. A good solid source of helpful information for those looking to grow and flourish (as suggested by the outro 😊 )
The all in one podcast.
A great podcast covering different topics that included, Self-knowledge, Health, Finances, Jobs, Therapy, Reviews and more. These topics are discussed clearly, logically and concisely with insight and understanding. Recommended!