030 – Complacency…It’s Not Manly.


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Another listener inspired episode from John in Canada!

woo hoo!!  30th episode!  Milestone reached!  Thanks to all of you who listen…thank you.

Yes, this is a listener inspired episode.  John from Canada went to the website and filled out the YOUR SHOW IDEAS  form and came up with this question:

The one thing that I can’t understand is why some people don’t have a need to get better. They are just happy living their same daily routine without the need to do something different. I feel some of these people will live long healthy lives. What am I missing here? Are they somehow getting better each day without me realizing it? Or do people who live long healthy happy lives without trying to get better everyday exist?

In my interpretation of John’s question, it sounds like he is asking about people who seem to be locked in a paradigm, a paradigm of complacency, a pattern of life that does not include improvement, challenge, or risk, in fact these people would tend to avoid change.  These people seem content just going along with the status quo day after day after day.

question John, and a complex one.  In this episode I give you my opinion on this based on my interpretation of John’s question.  It’s just my theory, not intended to be definitive, but rather to start the conversation.  I would love to hear your ideas on this multi-faceted topic.  Here in the comments, in an email, over on Facebook…but SOMEWHERE!

I have a favor to ask of you; In honor of the 30th episode, can you pick one person that you think would benefit from this podcast…and tell him about it?  While your at it, share your favorite episodes on social media.  I really need your help to get the word out so I can keep on doing this.


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  1. Nick on June 19, 2017 at 13:41

    I’m in group three and you nailed it as to why. Fear, laziness, and confidence are definitely coming up for me as issues. And yes, all three of these stem from that fourth point. It’s been really hard for me to listen to this episode. Thanks for saying it all out loud.

    • Alf Herigstad on June 19, 2017 at 21:07

      Hey Nick, thanks so much for the comment. Yes…sometimes some things can be uncomfortable to hear. But hey, you HEARD! That’s awesome! The good news is that tomorrow is a brand new day, a day stuffed with new possibilities. So head out there and MAKE something happen. Keep listening Nick, and thanks again!

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