Topics We Explored:
- Why the changes in our life happen within small habits, not dramatic shifts
- What spiritual habits are and how they’re especially helpful during this time of the pandemic
- Why we compartmentalize our spiritual habits and how to look at the intention behind your practices
- What the correlation is between effort and follow-through
- What practices Eric uses to overcome his challenge of adapting to working by himself from home
“The path may be broad, and we end up wandering off it, which is fine. The key is to get back on it with a minimal amount of drama.” – Eric Zimmer (Tweet this.)
Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
- The One You Feed
- The One You Feed Podcast
- The One You Feed Podcast: Getting Things Done with Charlie Gilkey
- Spiritual Habits
- Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
About Eric Zimmer:
A behavior coach, podcast host, and author, Eric Zimmer is on an endless quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how we can learn to create the lives we want to live. At the age of 24, Eric was homeless, struggling with drug addiction, and even facing jail time. In the years since, he not only found a way to overcome these obstacles to create a life worth living, he now helps others to do the same.
For the past 20 years, Eric has worked as a behavior coach and has helped hundreds of people to reach their goals. With his wealth of personal experience and understanding of what it means to face challenges, Eric is able to effectively guide his clients through making significant life changes and establishing habits that will help them to create the life they desire.
Eric is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast, The One You Feed, which is based on the old parable about two wolves at battle within us. With over 300 episodes and over 15 million downloads, the show features conversations with experts across many fields of study about how to create a life worth living. These experts, which include scientists, authors, researchers, teachers, thought leaders, spiritual gurus, and public figures, offer practical, actionable wisdom that our listeners can readily apply to their own lives in an effort to live a better, more fulfilling life.
Eric has been a featured TEDx speaker and has also appeared in other media, including Mind Body Green, Elephant Journal, the BBC, and Brain Pickings.
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I think that the comment “philosophy and spirituality is for living, not for getting away from life” is a critical piece of understanding these elements of our lives.