57 episodes

We attempt to examine and breakdown our beliefs, biases, and assumptions' origins, most of which are impressed upon us by society and our upbringing. We encourage awareness of our thoughts, and embrace the question "why?"
Welcome to our introspective, sometimes crast, show where we explore philosophy and different perspectives on everyday issues.
Original music by Spybaby at www.spybabyband.com
For more, visit www.unlearningproject.org

Unlearning Project Al

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

We attempt to examine and breakdown our beliefs, biases, and assumptions' origins, most of which are impressed upon us by society and our upbringing. We encourage awareness of our thoughts, and embrace the question "why?"
Welcome to our introspective, sometimes crast, show where we explore philosophy and different perspectives on everyday issues.
Original music by Spybaby at www.spybabyband.com
For more, visit www.unlearningproject.org

    Transitions

    Transitions

    Life takes you through a constant roller coaster ride full of beginnings and endings, but it’s how well you navigate the space in between those events that counts. In this episode, we both share about a transition we’re experiencing and that neither of us are really sure what to do with this time, whether or not to make a definitive move, or what that move would even be. Al’s chat with a coach recently helped him discover a book called Transitions, by William Bridges that he's now read through twice because it’s so full of helpful ideas and angles. It’s time we both just take a step back and not rush to begin or end anything, but rather sit in the weird, uncomfortable space that is transition and really feel, discover, and explore what was, what could be, and what we want. Thank you so much for listening - it’s been quite the journey!
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    • 50 min
    Walking Contradiction

    Walking Contradiction

    It’s generally perceived as being untrustworthy if you make contradictory statements or choices. But maybe you learned new information that allowed you to perceive choices and their expected results differently, causing you to change your mind and do something differently than originally expected. The media loves to find contradictory statements and drive a celebrity’s image downward, for example. But, we offer the possibility that someone who contradicts themselves often might be more trustworthy than one who digs their heels in even when presented with new information. Growth, fresh perspective, and continuous learning is praised, but it might make you contradict yourself. 

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    • 48 min
    Trust The Process

    Trust The Process

    Show up, do what you can, and even though you don't know how things will turn out, even when it looks like it’s not working or when it feels like it’s not worth the effort, just keep going. 90% of the battle is just showing up everyday. Within every journey exists moments where we question ourselves, our choices, our effort, and it’s okay not to know what will happen next and commit to enjoying the process anyway. It’s in the process where we grow and learn the most about ourselves. On the flip side, how do we know when we’re on the right path, putting all our effort in the right direction, or in a cul-de-sac, where no matter what we won’t get anywhere?
     
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    • 41 min
    Don't Believe What You Think

    Don't Believe What You Think

    Your thoughts are not true, they are simply fleeting assumptions, memories, images, and ideas, that create your own internal experience. Thoughts have the power to help you enjoy every nuance of the moment or the power to take you away completely, as if you weren’t even present. What thoughts are you believing as true? Which thoughts are you taking action on as if they were facts? Time to examine where those thoughts came from, if you’ll allow them to stay, and what you might replace them with if not. 
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    • 40 min
    Art Of Reframing

    Art Of Reframing

    Your ability to see something in a new way or from a new perspective that allows you to reframe a problem as an opportunity or a weakness as a strength is a transformative process toward experiencing life with a more optimistic, open mind. We all carry beliefs and biases with us, but when we recognize all or nothing thinking, repeated patterns, and assumptions, we can examine the feelings those thoughts are producing, and intentionally rephrase those thoughts toward a positive possible outcome. Incorporating flexibility, curiosity, and knowledge that your thoughts are not facts may have a surprising impact on your attitude, the language used to and about yourself, and your behaviors as a result.   
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    • 47 min
    Confirmation Bias

    Confirmation Bias

    We all have inherent biases that impact how we gather information, what we believe, how we interpret and recall information, and even what we expect based on circumstance. Confirmation bias is why we seek to find information that supports the ideals we already carry and why we reject any information that challenges our perspective. We carry possible biased memory, biased interpretation, and are likely to be performing biased searches for information without even realizing it. What are your biases & why do you think you still carry them?
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Likeabluegirl ,

A refreshing conversation

While there are plenty of financial professionals offering advice on the latest investing trends, there aren’t many financial advisors who are offering conversations around the emotional side of how we grow into the age of having to make larger financial decisions and how our past can often create our spending/saving/investing behaviors. Very thoughtful content and engaging dialogue!!

Amy Abroad ,

Not What I Was Hoping For

I listen to a range of podcasts about Financial Independence and consider myself part of the FIRE community. I’m interested in hearing alternative or outside views on this theme, which this podcast/blog promised. But... I haven’t heard anything dramatically different or revelatory from this podcast yet, and their “Financial Independence 101” content covers the same basic financial principles that are repeated elsewhere in the FIRE community. The podcast conversations would be fun or interesting to participate in at a coffee shop or at a conference, but as a podcast it would benefit from more focus. I hope the creators find a way to deliver on the expectations they set up about their content and direction, because I’d be interested in it!

vince4lyfe ,

A financial podcast for regular people

This is unlike any other podcast I’ve heard. Al and Diane dive deep into the emotional and psychological forces that drive human behavior and it translates directly to finances . If you are trying to better yourself when it comes to your finances give this a listen but be willing to be vulnerable about the things that are holding you back

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