Productive Flourishing
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104: Q&A #2: On Triggers, Resistance, and Not Being Where You Want to Be

104: Q&A #2: On Triggers, Resistance, and Not Being Where You Want to Be

Thanks for joining us today! In this special episode of The Creative Giant Show, Charlie does a Q&A session with topics ranging from: triggers, the root of people’s resistance, and how to reconcile one’s innate nature with what seems to be an almost unnatural act of being an employee. Are you ready? Let’s do this!

Key Takeaways:

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[01:57] Nadia emailed and asked for some follow up from my article, The Guided Business Review. She asked, “What are the triggers to let you know you're facing one of these challenges? Triggers - can you explain with some examples?”

[04:56] The second question is about uprooting your own resistance. MeMuna asked, “Specifically, I’m interested in gaining clarity about the perspective you talk about in the quote from the article, ‘It’s hard to beat a monster who’s fueled by the very energy you’re trying to muster to beat it’.”

[08:08] The third question comes from another Nadia. “I’d like to know as an entrepreneur and Creative Giant, how does one reconcile one’s innate nature with what seems an almost unnatural act of being an employee, and working for someone else? Specifically, when this is a situation of one’s own choosing due to it leading to the fulfillment of a larger goal that does fit in with one’s nature. But, in the moment, on a day-to-day basis, seems to fly in the face of who you are and what you stand for.”

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Mentioned in This Episode:

Man’s Search for Meaning


Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing
Productive Flourishing (formerly the Creative Giant Show) explores how to do the work that matters to become your best self in the world. Host Charlie Gilkey and occasional co-host Angela Wheeler take listeners on a deep dive into the lives of leaders, changemakers, creatives, and entrepreneurs who are thriving in life and business by doing work that matters. Listen in to see how they cultivate meaning, success, and happiness as well as their approach to productivity, business, health, and the challenges (yes, even the deep, dark ones) that show up in their lives.