How Safe Is Your Peace of Mind from Annoying People?
“Whether or not I think I admire them, everyone has accomplished many things that come hard to me, everyone does the best with what they have (even when they’re majorly screwing up and I can see it and can’t help but criticize it). I can still give them a break. It’s so easy to give somebody a break.” – Andrew Gabelic In this 8 minute podcast, I analyze our tendency to get annoyed with imperfection, when imperfection is all we can expect in this life (both from ourselves and others).
How Do You Know If You Have a Brilliant Idea?
“Many think only thinking is bold, believing thoughts become things on their own, thinking it happens away from their soul. A worker can be hired, a thinker can be bought, an audience will find it, and an investor sought. This is how they see execution, a privilege they earned for thinking good thoughts…” – Andrew Gabelic
Tired of Waiting for Change? You Might be in a ‘Holding Pattern’
"I have a feeling that what you’re doing right now is a 'holding pattern', a step to whatever comes next, a preparation or a thing that will last a little bit. You could be dismayed when it feels unfulfilling because it is MEANT to be unfulfilling." - Andrew Gabelic In this 4 minute podcast, I talk about those strange chapters of our lives that feel like a limbo (the past is gone, but the future has not yet arrived). These chapters usually feel awful, but this is by DESIGN!
Does Hard Work Guarantee Success?
"Is hard work all you need to see your dreams come true, or could you fail even if you do everything in your power to achieve them? Most life questions have two seemingly conflicting, but simultaneously true answers, and this one is no different. Yes, you have full control of your destiny, and hard work, determination, and commitment are certain to pay off no matter what the circumstances throw at you. But there is a catch...not all hard work is created equal." - Andrew Gabelic In this 10...
7 Minutes for Trusting Life and Restoring Optimism in Tough Times
“Right before our fortune turns around, the second before everything finally changes, things don’t get better, they get worse and worse and worse, The small remnants of predictability begin to crumble, The cynicism finally takes over. Right before everything changes, it feels like everything is about to go to hell. But then the rules of your life change unexpectedly, from one second to the next. It’s like somebody flicked a switch: good fortune explodes all over your face.” – Andrew...
Your Life is Like Levels in a Video Game
“Life is not a long climb to a restful and peaceful plateau. It never was and it never will be. Life is a video game, every time you complete a level you advance into a new one. The new level will bring more adventures, more excitement, and yes – more problems.” – Andrew Gabelic In this 10 minute podcast, I go deep into our insistence to see every new chapter of our lives as a “seamless plateau of success”. It’s not just that every chapter will be full of problems, it’s that problems can...
Our Greatest Strength and Most Limiting Weakness: We All Care What People Think
“There is who you are, and there is who you think you are because it’s who others want you to be. Sometimes one has the other strangled.” – Andrew Gabelic In this 15 minute podcast, I go deep into our ingrained obsession with what others think of us, where it comes from, how it has driven us since the dawn of humanity, and how it is both our greatest strength and most limiting weakness.
Are ‘Success Experts’ Telling the Truth About Taking Big Risks?
"Knowing that 'huge risks' always lead to 'huge rewards' is deeply comforting, because we are naturally attracted to shortcuts and quick solutions to highly complex problems." - Andrew Gabelic Are you debating going all out? Quitting your job, taking a leap of faith, and going after what you’ve always wanted? What if things go wrong? What if it is exactly what you need to make it big? You have two voices in your head, an advocate for risk and an advocate for trepidation. In this 10 minute...
Listen If You Are Stressed About a Major Decision
“Forks in the Road” by Andrew Gabelic “There are many paths up the mountain, but the summit is the same. Fear not, for there are no forks in the road.” – Andrew Gabelic In this 10 minute podcast, I go deep into the circular mind debate we go through before making major life decisions. We look at the highs and lows, the ups and downs, and the self-delusions that keep us from approaching these choices from the best and most constructive perspective. Like it? Interested in more? Of course,...