The Andrew Baker PodcastDec 05, 2020
Refusing to quit a game you cannot win
There are quite literally 10s of thousands of software engineers at the major social media companies whose entire livelihood is based upon their ability to get you to use their software. Do you really think you're willpower and mental strength are stronger than all of their collective intellect?
Self Love and the Divine Monster within You w/ Rachel Astarte #7
Self love isn't eating a sleeve of Oreos. It's also not forcing yourself to take the "best" path in every single situation. It's caring for your self and also being gentle but firm with yourself. We also get into how important men have been to society and how they've been shortchanged in recent years, listening and giving room to the monster within all of us, and learning to view challenges in life as a beautiful thing that you get to test your mettle against.
In addition to her psychotherapeutic work, she also a professional public speaker and voice-over artist. Her book, "Celebrating Solitude: How to Discover and Honor Your Highest Self," has been a helpful guide for her clients and others during the pandemic. In addition, she is the creator and host of the podcast, "Self Talk with Rachel Astarte." Previous interviews have revolved around self-development toward building a healthier global community.
Check out Rachel at her website, rachelastartetherapy.com
Make it painful to act any other way... w/ Fletcher Ellingson #6
This conversation with Fletcher was SO insightful!
Do you want to feel more gritty? Resourceful? Flexible? Competent?
Well..... did you believe in Santa as a child? If you did, it was because there was enough evidence that Santa was real. When you inevitably found out he isn't real, it was no doubt painful.
If you want to feel more gritty, odds are on a scale of 0% to 100% grit, you're not 0% gritty. That means that you've got some grit already in you!! IN THERE ALREADY! Well as you pay attention to the grit you already have, it grows. As you see your grit and grow your grit, you build EVIDENCE that you are gritty! BOOM! Well just like with Santa, because you have evidence you're gritty, it becomes painful to act any other way!
Check out Fletcher's other work!
Escaping the College Trap and Living without Need w/ Chandler Walker
Chandler had the foresight going into medical school that he did not want to spend the rest of his life in debt just to push pills.
He got out before he was in too deep and boot strapped together $50,000 to start his own wellness clinic!
He has since started and scaled several other business and also consults to help other wellness clinic owners scale their businesses.
We get into some also sales advice about how to sell without need, even when you're whole life is depending on making a sale.
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Rebuilding your life and getting fit w/ Jack Stacey
Jack and I talked about his gym business that he sold, life collapsing on him and discovering that some things needed to change if he was going to be the best father and husband he could be. We didn't really talk about this much but I really found inspiration from Jack. I'm also a father and I wish I spent more time with them. I'm inspired by Jack because he's put himself in a situation where he can spend more time with his sons. Jack has a great perspective on addiction, rebuilding his life, rebuilding his life, and growing a business.
Youth Substance Abuse and Mental Health Crisis w/ Rick Capriola
It's just about the saddest thing you could ever think of.
Children, teenagers, addicted to drugs and other hard substances? Why?
That's what we're diving into with RIck Capriola. A well researched and practiced youth psychologist.
Please check out his website - helptheaddictedchild.com
You've heard of Progressive Overload BUT.... w/ Justin Noppe
Justin is my freaking guy! We clicked from the first moment we connected over zoom and my mind has expanded for having had a conversation with Justin.
We cover topics like Justin's recover from multiple suicide attempts, unpacking what he lacked in his life that lead him to that point, and his journey to becoming a happy and healthy human being. We talk about applying progressive underload as opposed to progressive overload, imposter syndrome, and more.
Justin is filled with wisdom and love, hope you enjoy this one.
Please check Justin out at his website!
Can something good emerge from trauma? w/ Jon Mclernon
Coach Jon is a weight loss coach and emotional eating expert who has lost 100lbs. From nanotechnology researcher, to Navy marine engineer, to globetrotting nomad, Coach Jon spent most of his life running from his true calling, until one question changed his life. Now he's on a mission to help others lose weight for good and leave BS diets in the rearview mirror.
With Freedom Nutrition Coaching he marries the Science of Metabolism with the Psychology of Behavior Change and the Compassion of Human Connection to create life-changing transformations with his clients.
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The Corporate Exhausted Hero w/ Mark Heydt
Most of us are working 9-5's and most of us are exhausted! Work should be tiring, but not exhausting.
Check out Mark's book on Amazon!
Rescuing the Exhausted Corporate Hero
Do you understand your fears?
Jason and I dive into an amazing conversation about understanding how some of your positive qualities might actually be based on fear, like a love of learning as we discuss, and why internalizing external necessity is key to sustained movement.
Please go follow Jason at his website, coffeewithhumans.com
Working on What you Love with Dylan Ogline
We dive into a lot of topics here with Dylan! Accepting you're going to suck at everything you start for a while, why a lack of formal education opened him up to knowledge, and working hard on things you love!