Brad Stulberg, author of The Passion Paradox, turns our attention to how we can KonMari our mind and our calendars to improve our performance and more intentionally explore our interests.
Our guest today is Brad Stulberg. Brad researches, writes, and speaks on health and human performance. He is an award winning author of the new book The Passion Paradox and the bestselling book Peak Performance. Brad caught our attention when he wrote an article for Outside entitled Use the KonMari Method to Tidy Your Mind.
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
How a moment of workplace burn out impacted Brad's health and inspired him to study high performance from an evidence based perspective
The damaging impact of "busyness" and how to KonMari our way out using three key steps
The alternative phrase we can use to replace the classic "I'm busy" response to set boundaries - being a minimalist so you can be a maximalist
How to stay on top of behavioral addictions that end up being time and energy vampires
How to be OK with saying "no"
Brad's new book The Passion Paradox, that explores both the positive and negative sides of pursuing your passion
Tips on how to avoid obsessive passion and lean into harmonious passion
Why having a sense of community is so important for your mental health
Why people rarely stumble upon a passion
The three things to seek in interests that set themselves up well for passions
Brad's favorite tidying tip: Take the intertnet (social media and email) off of your phone
What Sparks Joy for Brad: His 13-month-old who is learning how to walk!
- "What percentage of your time and energy are you spending doing things that align with your core values?"
- "I am not prioritizing this with my time and energy."
- "To be really be good at something, you have to do very few things to go very deep."
- "It's exactly when it feels like you don't have control, that it's time to exert your control."
- "It's very hard to be balanced at the same time you're passionate."