How long do you hold on to emotions? How much do they stagnate in your system? How fully you can process your emotions and let them flow through you? Joe and Brett discuss how the capacity to feel all of our emotions and allow them to move through us leads to better decisions, deeper relationships, and a richer experience of life.
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a relentless cycle of burnout? You’re not alone. In this episode, Joe and Brett dive into the nuances of cyclical burnout — the dependence on adrenaline, the self-perpetuating sense of urgency, the inevitable fiery crash. Learn to feel the difference between stressed idleness and deep rest, exploring the interplay between fear, joy, and excitement. Explore alternative ways of working that may be more energizing than relying on adrenaline, and see how gratitude can open up a powerful escape hatch from the burnout cycle.
To engage in spiritual practice is to bring awareness to our evolution. In this episode, Joe and Brett unpack the relationship between exploring our inner depths and getting things done in the world, and how both can be achieved together when we see business itself as a fertile ground for self-discovery.
How much tension in your life comes from using or avoiding conflict in order to get what you want? What would change if you allowed conflict to deepen your connection with others and find great solutions? In this episode, Brett and Joe unpack the nature of conflict avoidance. They take a deep look at its root causes and symptoms and how it can lead to stagnant relationships, substandard solutions, and a lack of internal alignment. Learn to navigate the turbulent waters of discord with loving boundaries and an open heart, finding the connection and collaboration possible through welcoming conflict as it arises.
Brett probes Joe about his history with money, from avoiding it entirely at first to recognizing the role it played as a surrogate for his father’s love. They discuss how our projections of money can be traced back to their emotional roots.
How much of your life do you spend straining and efforting only to spin your wheels and ultimately burn out? In this episode, Joe and Brett peel apart the layers between ‘trying’ and effortless action. They acknowledge the value of each way of being across various life contexts and discuss the role emotional fluidity plays in freely navigating the spectrum — from trying to its polar opposite.
We return to Joe’s journey, where his years-long chase after a momentary experience of oneness slowly expires.
Joe takes us on a walk through his childhood and early life, from the suburbs of Connecticut to fleeing the revolution in Iran. A green mohawk and an 8-second hit of oneness.
Joe and Brett talk about how principles drive decision-making and shape our lives — whether we’re aware of them or not. They distinguish between principles and values and examine what gives a set of principles their clarifying power. Joe shares the principles he’s used in life and business, and the process by which he’s grappled with them over time.
In the third episode of our series for the Decisions Course, Joe and Brett dive into a common emotional pattern that shows up anywhere decisions are made.