When “Being” Your Way into Action Is Better Than Thinking with Julie Gray – SASM 115

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I used to think the answer to pretty much anything was “try harder.”

Does the girl you're smitten with not share your feelings? Try harder. Are the tens/hundreds/thousands of people who listen to your podcast not enough? Try harder.

Try harder didn't get me anywhere then and, it turns out, it's crappy advice in most situations.

So what can we do instead? My guest for this episode, Julie Gray, has something to say about that:

“We think – and our society tells us – that we have to think our way into doing and so much of our beautiful doing is just doing itself. Life is being lived through us all the time. We just don't notice.” – Julie Gray

And because I'm generally done trying harder, I'll just invite you to press play on this episode and hope you feel my gratitude alongside your time and attention.

You're about to Learn ...

  • How to create systems so you can work less and contribute more.
  • Why stress management seems so stressful.
  • How to tap into the power of your innate intelligence.
  • How to access the space beyond thought.
  • How to know whether you have “Always Available Syndrome.”
  • Why time management involves managing other people's anxieties.
  • The practical wisdom behind the cliché “don't believe everything you think.”
  • The big question that Julie can't stop asking herself.

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Timestamps and Topics

  • [04:27] Julie's seeds of awesomeness
  • [08:46] Taking the team approach to family life
  • [11:03] How to create systems so you can work less and contribute more.
  • [20:41] Making time management work for you
  • [25:25] The role of thinking and what happens when we go beyond thought
  • [31:19] How to tap into the power of your innate intelligence
  • [39:03] The big question that Julie can't stop asking herself
  • [46:36] An intuitive way to make life work for you

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