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About This Episode

Prepare yourself, today we deliberately get uncomfortable and talk about pain. David fearlessly shares his past with us, how he’s overcome past childhood traumas and why he pushes himself so hard to show what’s possible. This conversation will move you and hopefully help give you the tools to dive deeper in yourself and really question why you feel the way you do about being uncomfortable.

The Cliff Notes:

  • Real growth comes from testing the mind
  • It's hard to cut back open mental scars and face your past
  • The only way to help people is show them something's possible
  • Overcoming a horrible foundation
  • Being haunted by voices in his head
  • You have to go all the way back to your childhood to fix your problems
  • Most people don't go back because they don't know how - here's how
  • Cleaning out your mental backpack using the accountability mirror
  • Knowingly or unknowingly you're choosing to be stuck
  • How to begin difficult conversations with yourself
  • Quit being kind and skirting around the issue
  • You never stay the same - you're either getting better or worse, you're not staying the same
  • Taking a look at the garden of your life
  • Power is in your mind
  • Get your own opinion about people
  • Leave the past in the past, don't judge people on past mistakes
  • Finding courage to change your situation
  • How to change your relationship with suffering and discomfort
  • The Lie of Autopsy
  • What makes you afraid? Study it
  • Being aware of the 40% rule
  • You only find yourself when you're not comfortable
  • Theorists vs Practitioners
  • How to get out of your head to let your body be a machine
  • That being said, take time for recovery
  • We all have a voice in our head - but the more we don't listen to it,  the more we start to only hear ourselves
  • Embracing discomfort
  • Superhumans don't exist, just normal people who've conquered the mind
  • The Final 5

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