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All Groan Up with Paul Angone
22 minutes | 7 days ago
Be Encouraged! You Haven't Missed Your Chance.
“I’ve missed my chance!” I've worked with too many twentysomethings who believe this lie. I also spent too many years believing this lie myself.In today's podcast, I jam-pack it with inspirational stories and lessons on why you haven't missed your chance in life. One story I tell is of a twentysomething heavy metal rocker whose first album flopped. He was so discouraged that he’d lost his “one chance” at success that he tried to commit suicide.Thankfully he was unsuccessful in his attempt and moved to LA to start playing piano in dive bars as what felt like a failure in complete exile.There as he played through all the emotions and struggle, he would write his first hit song. This “failed heavy metal rocker” would then go on to be one of the most successful musicians in the United States and has sold more albums than Michael Jackson or Madonna! Know who this musician is??Listen to this story and many more in this hope-filled episode. You haven't missed your chance! Your future is waiting there in front of you, with arms wide open. Read more about ALL THIS in my new book "25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing"
16 minutes | 15 days ago
Creating the Habit of Listening to the Truth-Teller (instead of the Liar!)
If I'm being honest, this is a constant battle for me. Stephen Pressfield in his book The War of Art called it "Resistance". I call it "The Liar". The moment you start moving forward. The moment you start taking that chance. The moment you put yourself out there, the Liar is going to try and stop you. The Liar is going to try and convince you that you don't have what it takes. I know from experience! As I move towards seeing my new book release where I'm going after the 25 Lies holding us back, I'm still battling the Liar's voice that's trying to keep me stuck in fear and insecurity. What is the Liar and how do we stop it? That's what I'm discussing in today's new podcast episode. Plus, the power and practice of listening to the Truth-Teller instead. As I write in 25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing: "The Liar doesn’t want you to do important work. That’s when its voice gets the strongest. Why? Because the Liar doesn’t want you to risk. The Liar is that “friend” who’s always telling you “That won’t work,” trying to project their own fear on you like you’re a drive-in movie theater screen.Well, if we’re going to tackle lies, if we’re going to set ourselves up to succeed, build, and create, we first have to tackle the Liar. Because the Liar’s one goal is to make you believe that you don’t have what it takes."How many amazing dreams were "never was" because the Liar took that person out before they could really even start.If we're going to stop believing the lies, we have to stop listening to the Liar. Let's listen to the life and hope the Truth-Teller is trying to tell us instead. Read more about how to build the habit and practice of listening to the Truth-Teller rather than the Liar in my new book 25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing
16 minutes | a month ago
The Importance of Happy Little Accidents
There’s a joy and beauty in happy little accidents. At least that’s what Bob Ross taught us. Do you know Bob Ross? The Joy of Painting, huge afro star, who produced a whopping 31 seasons of his famous art instruction show on PBS. Bob would calmly sit on a stool and paint a landscape for an hour, yet completely entrance the viewer with his soothing voice and wisdom about the importance of happy little accidents and how “even a tree needs a friend.” But how did Bob Ross and his infamous afro become one of the least likely household names? In this episode, I share some powerful principles from Bob Ross’s life as I discovered his secrets to success. Plus, I reveal the happy little accident that led to Bob’s signature afro look, and the secret behind how he painted so many paintings. The main secret – magicians are actually the least magical people in the room. I explain more what I mean here in this episode. If you’re working in the details. If you’re persevering. If you’re striving for something bigger and better, then this episode is for you. Success in your twenties is a lot like a Bob Ross painting. You start with a blank canvas. It feels like everyone is watching. You create by putting one layer on top of another. And along the way there will be many “happy little accidents” or crappy little failures, depending on what you do with them. Listen here about the secrets of Bob Ross’s success here and how we can learn from his life. If you want to read about this more in-depth, I write more about Bob Ross and his secrets of success in my new book 25 Lies Twentysomethings Need to Stop Believing, which you can check out here: https://bit.ly/25-Lies
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