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Ep. 092 | Crack the Contentment Code

Find the Path to Contentment


If you're feeling trapped in a cycle of constant striving and never reaching true contentment, you’re not alone. Maybe you've been chasing external achievements, thinking they will bring you lasting fulfillment, only to find that they leave you empty inside. Perhaps you've been seeking validation from others, hoping that their approval will bring you a sense of worth, only to discover that it's fleeting and insubstantial. Or maybe you've been relentlessly pursuing material possessions, believing they will bring you happiness, only to realize that they only provide temporary satisfaction.

But there is another way to find contentment, one that involves cultivating a deep sense of purpose and inner peace that transcends external circumstances.

In this episode, you will:

  • Discover the key to finding contentment and unlock a fulfilling life.

  • Embrace personal growth and purpose to create a meaningful and satisfying journey.

  • Cultivate positivity and practice possession to experience true happiness and fulfillment.

  • Address discontentment head-on and learn how to navigate life's challenges with resilience and grace.

  • Explore the power of embracing mortality and gain a new perspective on what truly matters in life.

It's a pleasure to welcome back my wife, Charis, as my special guest to help us crack the contentment code.

Through personal anecdotes and practical strategies, Charis and I will help us uncover the main reasons contentment eludes us and provide actionable steps to crack the contentment code.

The key moments in this episode are: 00:00:00 - The Importance of Contentment 00:02:31 - Defining Contentment 00:03:47 - Contentment Can't Be Found by Looking for It 00:10:57 - The Role of Gratitude in Contentment 00:13:51 - The Paradox of Finding Contentment 00:14:39 - Persevering to Find Contentment 00:15:42 - The Recipe for Contentment 00:16:41 - Embracing Scars and Wounds 00:18:06 - The Big Questions in Life 00:27:35 - Overcoming Fear and Finding Confidence 00:30:10 - Different Learning Styles and Paths 00:32:16 - Valuing Differences and Building Confidence 00:35:01 - Owning and Integrating Our Stories 00:37:13 - Practicing Presence and Possession 00:43:21 - Contentment Beyond Circumstances 00:44:29 - Cultivating Positivity 00:46:36 - Embracing Action and Forward Movement 00:55:15 - Finding the Source of Discontentment 00:56:02 - Consequences of Ignoring Discontentment 00:57:00 - Embracing Mortality 00:58:15 - Taking Tangible Action 01:00:04 - Cracking the Code to the Contentment Conundrum

I Can Help

With Mortality as our motivator, this podcast exists to help you cultivate the mindset and the means to live the life you were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon. That’s my purpose as a coach, too. Find me on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, visit my website, or email me. Go Here to learn about Graveyard Group masterminds--where we make time each week to invest in your life's most important work.

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Welcome! I invite you to browse the archive of past interviews with fascinating people and short, topical solo episodes--all designed to equip you with the mindset and the means to become the person you were made to be and live the life you were made to live with guts, gusto, and abandon. We flip the script by inviting our ancient foe, Death, to become an unlikely ally in our heroic journey to leave it all out on the field of life. Turns out, Mortality might just be the best motivator available--blasting us out of our ambivalence and complacency and toward the fullness of our potential.

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