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It is time to move on from 'success evangelism', and consider a new way of being. One that first recognises our innate worth, and then expresses that in the world.
Previous guests include world-renowned performers including Jonny Wilkinson, Caitlyn Jenner, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Dame Kelly Holmes, and thinkers such as Daniel Goleman, Sam Harris, Michael Pollan, Dr Pippa Grange and non-dual philosopher Rupert Spira.
These conversations, and the bitesize episodes, have the power to change your life. #ANWOB

A New Way of Being Simon Mundie

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

It is time to move on from 'success evangelism', and consider a new way of being. One that first recognises our innate worth, and then expresses that in the world.
Previous guests include world-renowned performers including Jonny Wilkinson, Caitlyn Jenner, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Dame Kelly Holmes, and thinkers such as Daniel Goleman, Sam Harris, Michael Pollan, Dr Pippa Grange and non-dual philosopher Rupert Spira.
These conversations, and the bitesize episodes, have the power to change your life. #ANWOB

    How To Recover From Trauma and The Potential of MDMA Assisted Therapy: Bessel Van Der Kolk

    How To Recover From Trauma and The Potential of MDMA Assisted Therapy: Bessel Van Der Kolk

    A Groundbreaking new study has found that MDMA shows great promise as a mental health treatment.
    My guest today is a giant in the world of trauma and Mental Health: Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. He is a world renowned psychiatrist, and author of the seminal best seller about trauma called The Body Keeps the Score. This is Bessel second appearance on the show. In this episode, we revisit the basics of trauma and discuss his latest groundbreaking research about how MDMA, otherwise known as ecstasy, has shown huge promise in treating trauma and PTSD when coupled with talking therapies. Bessel recently invited me out to the trauma conference in America and we agreed to record this episode to discuss what are remarkable research results. But MDMA and other psychedelics are, of course, still illegal, so, we explore how this area of trauma treatment may evolve. And we also discuss some of the other treatments available now, including EMDR and EFT.
    *WARNING* - this episode does include references to sexual violence and abuse
    **
    My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself draws on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years. In it, I seek to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.
    'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
    'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED
    'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS
    'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA
    'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJAN
    Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/
    Website: simonmundie.com
    YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
    Substack Newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/
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    • 51 min
    'Success' is overrated - but Flow isn't: Adrian Chiles

    'Success' is overrated - but Flow isn't: Adrian Chiles

    "I just admire people who are happy in their own skin"
    It can be so easy to put so-called successful people on a pedestal, but the truth is many of them are driven by a sense of disquiet and fear. That’s not to cast judgement – it’s just a fact, as Adrian Chiles told me. The former Daybreak and One Show presenter hosts a radio show on 5Live where he interviews high performers, and that is certainly a phenomenon he has noticed too. So don’t buy into the hype that successful people are special, cos they’re not. And being successful is not the recipe for happiness. Flow on the other hand, when we lose our sense of self as we get absorbed in an activity that is enjoyable for its own sake, is inherently satisfying, which speaks volumes when you really explore why – as I have done elsewhere and in my book.
    My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself draws on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years. In it, I seek to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.
    'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
    'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED
    'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS
    'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA
    'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJAN
    Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/
    Website: simonmundie.com
    YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
    Substack Newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/
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    • 10 min
    How to Uncover True Happiness and Inner Peace: Francis Lucille

    How to Uncover True Happiness and Inner Peace: Francis Lucille

    We all want to feel a sense of inner peace and happiness. The problem is we tend to equate happiness with things out there – like success, accumulation, approval etc. In reality, happiness is our deepest nature, and so typically people are looking in the wrong direction.
    My guest is Francis Lucille – a teacher of Advaita Vedanta or non-duality, whose most well known student is Rupert Spira, who is of course a previous guest on the show. This episode is deep – and we do challenge some widely held beliefs. For instance, the idea that we all have our own separate consciousiness.
    Yes, our thoughts, feelings and experiences ARE different. But there is no evidence that the consciousness that KNOWS our thoughts, feelings and experiences is not in fact the same consciousness. The implication of this possibility is profound, as we discuss in this episode.
    While Francis and I see eye to eye on many things, our view of the power of self-inquiry is different, as in my view it is the most powerful practice anyone can do to awaken. We do discuss that and much more besides – and if nothing else, this episode should open you to the possibility of seeing yourself, other people and reality at large very differently
    **
    My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself draws on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years. In it, I seek to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.
    'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
    'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED
    'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS
    'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA
    'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJAN
    Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/
    Website: simonmundie.com
    YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
    Substack Newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    How To See Things From other People's Point Of View: SUMO

    How To See Things From other People's Point Of View: SUMO

    Most things are not black and white and there is huge value in embracing that.
    Paul McGee is the best-selling author of SUMO - Shut Up and Move On - which has been selling like the proverbial hot cakes for well over a decade. In this bitesize clip, Paul cleverly illustrates that we need to recognise that people see things in different ways. Embracing different perspectives is a good and healthy thing.
    Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself draws on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years. In it, I seek to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.
    'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
    'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED
    'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world' GOLDIE SAYERS
    'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA
    'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJAN
    Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/
    Website: simonmundie.com
    YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
    Substack Newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 7 min
    Olympic Champions are NORMAL people: Eve Muirhead

    Olympic Champions are NORMAL people: Eve Muirhead

    My guest this week is a titan in the world of British sport – Eve Muirhead, who of course won curling gold for Team GB at the last winter Olympics. Curling is that sport that absolutely grips the attention when the winter Olympics is on – and then doesn’t get quite the same level of coverage the rest of the time. This episode is really about understanding that gold medal winners – or successful people of any category for that matter – are still just normal people. Achieving success or fame or accumulating wealth does not actually change you in any deep fundamental way, although not everyone sees this clearly. I have been aware of many people who have taken their success personally and it has gone to their heads and created an inflated identity – but it’s a bit tragic when that happens, and is all really smoke and mirrors. And Eve definitely isn’t one such person. We also discuss getting over a fear of failure, and prioritising your own wellbeing – and much more besides.
    **
    My book Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself draws on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years. In it, I seek to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.
    'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
    'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED
    'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is and will give you tools to "succeed" in life in the truest sense of the world. This is definitely not just another book about sport and those who happen to be good at it' -- GOLDIE SAYERS
    'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA
    'The best guide we have to what it means to be human' AMOL RAJAN
    Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/
    Website: simonmundie.com
    YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
    Substack Newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 49 min
    How To Embrace Rules To Rise Above Destructive Impulses: Former Spy Shane Parrish

    How To Embrace Rules To Rise Above Destructive Impulses: Former Spy Shane Parrish

    Human beings are animals, and as such we have typical mammalian impulses, like being tribal and territorial. These base impulses can get us in trouble, but in this bitesize episode Shane Parrish shares a brilliant way to embrace the power of self-imposed rules to stop you from doing or saying something you will later regret. The advice in this episode is brilliant, and references the brilliant author of Thinking, Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman.
    Champion Thinking: How To Find Success Without Losing Yourself draws on some of my favourite interviews over the last six years. In it, I seek to challenge our ideas about 'success', and where peace, joy and fulfilment are truly to be found.
    'This book captures the magic of being in flow . . . Highly recommend' RONNIE O'SULLIVAN
    'Entertaining and enlightening' MATTHEW SYED
    'This book will challenge your thinking on what success truly is' GOLDIE SAYERS
    'The intention behind this book is beautiful, and I highly recommend it' RUPERT SPIRA
    Order here: https://www.simonmundie.com/book
    Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Champion-Thinking-Success-Without-Yourself/dp/1526626497/
    Website: simonmundie.com
    YouTube: https://tinyurl.com/YouTubeSimonMundie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simonmundie/
    Substack Newsletter: https://simonmundie.substack.com/
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 8 min

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