Behind the Brilliance 110: Q+A How to Get Out of a Funk

This is a solo Q+A episode featuring 2 questions from listeners. This episode is long but meaty. I lay out my process for getting out of a funk, how I keep my mental state elevated on a daily basis, and more.

Question 1: As I was on the train this morning and listening to the Kirk Moore episode, I reflected on a meetup I had last night with an established entrepreneur/digital nomad. I rarely vent, especially about things I’d categorize as negative, but I did mention to her that every now and then I feel discouraged. I try not to, but it’s sometimes inevitable to compare yourself to someone else. I don’t think it’s always a bad thing and I usually label it as something to aspire to be/do rather than be jealous. That word makes me cringe. It was crazy that as soon as I figured I’d inquire about that, Kirk began to speak on this topic. Usually I’ll get myself together and remind myself why I’m doing what I’m doing, why my journey is unique, and why I can still succeed. I live by the saying “what’s for me is for me.” Last night my new friend is the one who got me together and gave me all types of encouragement and inspiration. Do you ever become discouraged? If not anymore, when this did happen to you, how did you usually get back on track? Affirmations? Journaling?

Question 2: Do you ever go through funks? If yes, do you have a plan or some type of routine/process you do to help you get out of it? How long did it take you to formulate that process and make it something habitual, rather than just knowing about what you should do, but taking the actual action to do it?

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Stuff Mentioned In This Episode

Principles by Ray Dalio

Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy

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