FINDING HUMAN CONNECTION
The Internet has connected the entire planet. So why is human connection at an all time low in this age of digital connectivity?
Today’s guest discovered an answer and a solution to the problem. He did it through his own painful experiences. He is a millennial named Gordie Bufton.
Gordie shares his discoveries in his two books, The Connection Effect: An Entrepreneurs’s Playbook to Unlocking the Present Moment, and Eluding Reality: A Memoir About Drugs, Psych Wards, and Recovery.
This episode is for people who have lost direction and are ready to put their lives back on track toward happiness and success. It is also for highly successful entrepreneurs who want more success without compromising their quality of life.
These are few of the things you will learn from my conversation with Gordie:
- How the technology that serves you is also robbing your sense of human connection
- The power you gain when you need guidance and you reach out for help
- Why environment is stronger than willpower
- How to simplify your life and dramatically increase your focus
- The meaning of Silent Sunday and how it can reboot and renew you
- How to conquer information overwhelm
- Your life resume vs.your work resume
- How to be a master of technology instead of its slave
BOOKS IN THIS POCAST
Eluding Reality: A Memoir About Drugs, Psych Wards, and Recovery by Gordie Bufton
The Slight Edge: Secret to a Successful Life by Jeff Olson – Gordie’s favorite book
The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
The Seven Secrets to Living in Harmony: A Guide to Freeing YOU to Create YOUR Life by Gregory Reece Smith
GORDIE’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“Be the change you want to be in the world.” – Ghandi
WHAT IS ADDICTION?
Is it a profound weakness that some people have? Are those people fundamentally weak or bad?
It’s comforting to answer yes to those questions. When you answer yes, you create a safe divide between normal and abnormal behavior. And it’s easy to see yourself as normal. Especially if you work hard, earn good or great money, have a loving family, and are a respected member of your community.
But here’s the thing. You can be all of those wonderful things and still be an addict. You may not abuse alcohol or drugs; you may not binge eat and purge by vomiting; you may not throw money away at the track.
But you may be a “respectable” addict. A workaholic, an attention getting junkie, or an insatiable perfectionist.
To really understand addiction, we must look beneath the behavior to uncover its root cause. Almost always, we will find a damaged self-esteem craving connection, validation, and love.
We may discover what today’s guest, Lori Losch, discovered: “…that addicts are not bad people. We are not people with no resolve, no will-power, and no character. We are simply highly sensitive people trying to survive. And our addictions helped us … until they didn’t. Then we sought a better way. “
Lori’s discovery led her beyond her own addiction to the awareness that your “biggest MESS can become your biggest MESSAGE.”
Today, Lori is a happy highly successful woman. Her coaching program, Rather than Rehab Addiction Recovery, helps people discover their worth and their power that are hiding behind the mask of addiction.
This podcast episode opens the door to a world of self-empowerment. Here are just a few of the gems it offers you:
You will learn about:
- A clearer understanding of the inner demons we all fight
- How to feel safe in an unsafe world
- Why all addictions are survival tools
- How to move from isolation to connection
- Why you should embrace your demons and make them allies
- How having a recovery coach can change a life positively
- 3 empowering tips for people who are struggling addiction
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
Bumbles: … Finds Her Way Home! by Lori Losch
Bumbles: … Saves Naipoki! by Lori Losch
Safe Souls by Lori Losch
Rather Than Rehab by Lori Losch
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Loving What Is by Byron Kati
The Soul of Success by Jack Canfield
The Bulletproof Diet by Dave Asprey
The Monster Within by Cynthia McClure
The Great Pain Deception by Stephen Ray Ozanich
“Treat others how you want to be treated.” – The Golden Rule
RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
Black & White – A Film by James Toback
Brain Octane Oil
The Genius Network Annual Event
Genius Network – The World’s Best Wisdom – Presented By Joe Polish
Dr. Gabor Maté
Being True to You
A Dangerous Story
LIVE PAIN FREE
There is a cure for chronic pain and today’s podcast guest, Nicole Sachs, swears by it. Nichole Sachs is more than just a therapist. She is a mother, a partner, a really good friend, a saver and a fixer. She offers a course entitled Freedom From Chronic Pain, which will teach you a lifestyle that can keep you out of chronic pain for the rest of your life.
She believes that ‘the pain is not in your head. But the solution is not in your body.’ The power of your mind is actually so strong that it plays a crucial role in your quest to heal yourself. When you believe you can heal, then chances are high that you actually will! You just have to take that big step forward.
Look beyond the pain and live a life of truth. Let go. As Nicole says, The life you save is your own.
You will discover many powerful life lessons and rich nuggets in this podcast. Here are just a few:
- Relationship between bodily pain and the mind
- Common examples of chronic pain
- How Nicole’s mentor shaped her future
- Why people tend to put others on a pedestal
- A message of hope to someone who thinks he/she has nothing to offer to this world
- Is today’s humanity at a dawn of a new age?
QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE
“Life is really a combination of mind, body, and spirit.”
“Life is a behavior modification program. You cannot think your way into better feelings. You must act your way to better feelings.”
“The pain is not in your head. But the solution is not in your body.”
“Chronic pain is not a really an epidemic of pain. It’s an epidemic of fear.”
“Mindfulness is becoming a word that is in the common vernacular now.”
BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST
The Meaning of Truth: Embrace Your Truth, Create Your Life by Nicole J. Sachs
Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed
The Great Pain Deception by Steven Ozanich
NICOLE’S FAVORITE QUOTE
“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” – Mark Twain
LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE
Freedom from Chronic Pain Course with Nicole Sachs
The Cure For Chronic Pain with Nicole J. Sachs, LCSW YouTube Channel
JournalSpeak with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
The Official Site of John E. Sarno M.D.
Les Brown’s YouTube Channel