My guest for this episode is Philip McKernan. He is an inspirational speaker, philosopher, writer, and filmmaker who works with entrepreneurs and leaders to live a life that benefits all aspects of their lives. This is one of the most impactful episodes I’ve ever had. We had a very refreshing conversation that covered so much it can get you to see things in a different light.
He talked about letting go, alignment, consumption of information, and authenticity. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Some highlights of this episode are:
- The mindset that puts money on a pedestal, the freedom people think it provides, and how that doesn’t equate to peace of mind, sense of fulfillment and purpose.
- How long it took him to realize that what he was chasing was out of alignment with who he really was.
- How “busy-ness” and chaos indicates an underlying pain, how staying busy is just a rationalization of the feeling of disconnection, and how society evolved such that busy became socially acceptable.
- Indicators and manifestations of a life that is not aligned.
- The problem with people consuming so many how-to-guides and information instead of trusting their internal wisdom, gut, and intuition.
- His insights on retreats and conferences, and finding those that actually resonate with an individual in a way that can serve them emotionally and intellectually.
- The film he put together titled Give & Grow, his definition of what gifts are vs. talents, what drove him to create a film, and why he used this specific medium.
- The two core things human beings want to do.
- Strategies to let go on an emotional level and what things that we carry deep down end up sabotaging ourselves.
- How being aligned is a human possibility that creates fluency making things easier, instead of thinking that life must be hard and hard work is necessary.
- His thoughts on minimalism as not merely letting go of material things but is deeply rooted in alignment and emotions.
- The overwhelming expectation for perfection, productivity, and success people are subjected upon – which may not necessarily be their personal truth but a reflection of their family’s, friend’s, or society’s expectations.
- His thoughts on consumption of information – whether online or offline and how to move from mere information to knowledge, wisdom, and awareness.
- How he spent a huge chunk of his life suppressing his real self.
- His advice on how everyone should deal with life.
Thanks for listening. See you next time!