Topics We Explored:
- How you can look at life-changing moments through a lense of clarity to reflect on how you want to continue moving forward
- Why it sometimes takes having a breakdown to have a breakthrough
- How shifting your identity can take a while, and what you can do to try to overcome the triggers that take you back to the past
- What you can do to set goals that push you past your comfort zone but are also realistic
- Why focusing on the “do” to take action can help you thrive in your pursuits rather than just doing the bare minimum to get through
“The strong, stable ground is self-love. That’s as simple as believing that you’re capable, and believing that you deserve.” – Bryan Falchuk (Tweet this)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- Do a Day: How to Live A Better Life by Bryan Falchuk
- The Dip by Seth Godin
- Todd Kashdan
About Bryan Falchuk:
Bryan Falchuk went from being obese and depressed, and nearly losing his wife to illness while their young son watched, to running marathons and becoming a vegan. He got his Master’s degree from a top school and rose to a senior executive position in a successful business. Now he’s a best-selling author and has written articles for many major publications like Inc. Magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and LA Times. He’s transformed his life and developed an approach to help others do the same that he teaches in his best-selling book Do a Day.
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I cannot thank you enough, Charlie, for having Bryan Falchuk share his story and wisdom.
At 60 years old (and still a “Wisdom Seeker”) I was so excited to hear that Bryan had shared his story in book form. I ordered it very soon after listening to your Podcast.
I can attest to the validity and effectiveness of what Bryan has shared in that I, too, many years ago, worked diligently to embrace the “Do a Day” mindset that Bryan espouses to reach a very personal goal. It was truly a “daily journey” filled with hard work. Initially, it seemed that I had to capture every thought in order to mold my days and actions. Very foreign in the beginning, each day soon stretched into more than a year, after which time I reached an important level of success in my quest.
I was SO excited to hear this Podcast because, once again, I am at a place in my life where I desire major change but am struggling with the enormity of it. Bryan’s book and your interview with him have been a true “gifts” of hope and encouragement.
Thank you for this timely interview in helping to encourage me along this challenging road to personal improvement.
Bless you for helping so many to improve our lives through your wisdom and that of your many guests.
Bryan Falchuk says
Rita, this is one of the greatest gifts I get from sharing my story – comments like this from people like yourself. I’m so impressed with your desire to keep achieving Better (with a capital B!) in your life, and am so touched that my words have had even the slightest beneficial impact on that path.
Please reach out anytime as I’d love to hear about what you’re striving for and how it’s going. I have no doubt you will be there in time and seeking the next stage of Better! Keep on Doing it!