TPM 026 : How to Live the Best Life Possible with Robert Bailor
What defines a powerful mindset?
A: A Powerful mindset would be one that has advanced and that is geared toward personal excellence.
Biologically, be fit, eat well, exercise. No matter what age you are, you want to become the best version of you that you can be physically. This also means avoiding excess use of alcohol, illegal drugs, smoking etc.
Psychologically, you can get a powerful mindset when you are able to cognitively work and figure things out. You want to stay sharp through reading, brain exercises, creative practices. Use your mind to solve puzzles and express what you have inside.
Emotionally, try to be sensitive to things. Stop trying to make things the way you think they should be and learn to appreciate them as they are.
Socially, develop authentic and genuine relationships rather than ‘using’ relationships (ones in which you are being used, or are using someone else).
Spiritually, put yourself into situations where you can be uplifted. You can do this through reading good books, cultivating mindfulness, meditating, and even surrounding yourself with uplifting people.
The key to all of these is to never stop! You can always improve. Appreciate yourself for where you are, and nurture yourself. Appreciate yourself enough to know that you can always do better for you and those around you.
This week we get to chat with Bob Bailor, from thebestlifepossible.net. In this episode, we actually do talk about lessons that he’s collected through his experience in clinical and practical psychology, to help others to live the best life possible!
At his blog, he is dedicated to promoting healthy, happy, and wholesome living. He has authored three books, all of which are available on Amazon. There’s one in particular that we talk about in this episode though, and that is called A Month of Wonders. It provides 30 thought provoking reflections to help readers in discovering how to live a meaningful life.
I tend to believe that living a good life can be rather simple. However, when it comes to actually going through the day-to-day tasks required of us, it can begin to feel more and more complex. While I still believe that living a good life is simple, a nice thing about our conversation is we do go into a few specific topics that many of us value. Namely, love and relationships, business, how to be happy, how to find meaning and more.
An interesting thing I took away from our conversation is that growth is not a chronological thing. There is no time period that is ‘better’ or more appropriate to begin your journey for growth. We get older, but we don’t always grow. It has to be intentional. Know where you want to go, and begin to make a roadmap to get there.
I loved his approach to spirituality as well. He defined it as a ‘transcendence’ beyond oneself. However you want to define that, I think that when we live for something greater than ourselves, or when we act with a selfless intent, we can experience great growth.
Of course that doesn’t mean to act without regard for yourself, definitely do take care of yourself, but eventually the needs go from simply taking care of your base needs, to accomplishing something of greater impact. It reminds me of the talks I’ve had with other entrepreneurs about moving from success to significance. Once you taste significance, success never quite feels like enough.
Robert Bailor’s Website: www.thebestlifepossible.net
- Passion, Longing and God
- A Month of Wonders
- Chemical Addiction & Family Members: What Family Members Need to Survive and Thrive
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