Don’t Outsource Your Happiness to Others with Jeff Goins

Jeff Goins on Dig to Fly Podcast

Jeff Goins is a wonderful writer and in this podcast we dive deep into the meaning of life and how our brains work. I think you’ll really enjoy the middle of this interview because Jeff and I dive deep and really explore what it means to be alive.

As you listen to this interview I suggest you tune in when Jeff talks about his mountain climbing experience. He shares an amazing story that really helped him understand himself better.

Here is the highlights from the interview:

0:22 – Introduction to Jeff Goins

1:12 – What he is grateful for.

2:40 – How much feelings reflect the experience of reality.

4:15 – Noticing the desire to feel the way people expect me to feel.

5:01 – Which thoughts are true?

6:09 – Choosing how you want to look at a situation.

8:55 – We often project our own feelings on others.

9:58 – Dwelling on thoughts.

10:08 – Things that we think dictate our feelings and our feelings shape our reality.

10:29 – The power that our mindset has.

12:18 – The process is to become aware.

13:40 – Your body will know what to do.

16:09 – Tuning into your feelings during a workday to learn from them and keep growing.

18:16 – How you do anything is how you do everything.

22:55 – How money shows us what we value.

26:17 – Fable of sour grapes by Aesop and how it relates to our lives.

29:11 – How do you go after what you want?

34:05 – The perspective of stress that we bring to our lives.

37:10 – How we create the stories in our lives that determine our perspective.

38:29 – Outsourcing your happiness to others.

39:08 – You are the creator of your life.

42:29 – Challenging yourself to build your self-awareness.

45:02 – Life is the practice.

You can learn more about Jeff Goins over at Goins Writer. He talks about writing and creativity. You can also find him at @jeffgoins on Instagram.

And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on the Dig to Fly contact page and I’ll do my best to get them on.