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Episode Info: Welcome to episode 90 of the Nerd Journey Podcast [@NerdJourney]! We’re John White (@vJourneyman) and Nick Korte (@NetworkNerd_), two Pre-Sales Technical Engineers who are hoping to bring you the IT career advice that we wish we’d been given earlier in our careers. In today’s episode we discuss our review of The Inner Game of Stress. Original Recording Date: 08-21-2020 Topics – The Inner Game of Stress by Tim Gallwey, Edd Hanzelik, and John Horton 0:58 – Setting the Stage DM us on Twitter if you want a free copy of the book on Audible! John liked the Kindle version in addition to just the audio version so he could see pictures, etc. Nick did audio only and took notes from time to time. This started from a podcast John listened to called Against the Rules with Michael Lewis. Season 1 is about referees, and season 2 is about coaching. There was an episode about the coach in your head!82597 he found intriguing. Michael Lewis is an author of some popular books that were made into movies like Moneyball and The Blind Side. On the show they mentioned another book called The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey. Tim Gallwey was a well known coach at the time of its writing. We found there were other books by Tim Gallwey and stumbled upon the one we’re discussing in this episode. With so many out there experiencing times of stress and burn out in our current world, we felt it would be appropriate to review the book on air. For Inner Game of Stress, Tim paired with two medical doctors (Edd Hanzelik and John Horton). These doctors sought Tim out and used a mixture of medicine and inner game techniques to help treat patients feeling the physical effects of stress. 7:29 – Overview of the Book Part 1 – The Game of Stress Why Stress This section discusses the physiological basis of stress, why it is necessary, the fight / flight / freeze reactions we can have, and what prolonged stress can do to the body. Two Selves Self 1 is the critical storyteller. Self 2 operates in the moment and leverages our natural abilities. Meet Your Stress Maker – Self 1 Learn how self 1 works, the stories it can tell you, etc. Gearing up and Gearing Down There were stories provided about the long-term effects of stress (gearing up) and the idea of gearing down (rest, recreation, reflection). 11:10 – Part 2 – Outsmarting Stress The Inner Game Learning Code Awareness This is a non-judgemental awareness of what reality is. The stories we tell ourselves are not always how things are. Awareness helps self 2 drive instead of self 1. Choice Conscious choice is important. Consider the why and reasoning behind choices and the intent rather than making them automatically. Trust Where will you place your trust? Will you trust that you have the tools to overcome your problems already without getting in your own way? Tree of Stability What brings you back away from the stress and allows ...
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