You may have heard the name Simone Biles in recent weeks, even if you’re not into the Olympics.
Biles is one of the greatest, most decorated gymnasts of all time and was expected to take home at least three more in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
But her medal achievements are not what have got her headlines. Instead she withdrew herself from competition, and by doing so stood up for her well-being in a sports world that commodifies athletes and values winning at all costs.
Now I’m grateful to have spent over 16 years of my previous career working within these Olympic environments, so I have a unique insight into this topic.
And one of my main messages to you all on this channel is that we can embody the very ordinary qualities that lead to an extraordinary human life and expression.
Yet the example of Simone Biles story goes deeper than sport and its repercussions affect you and I more profoundly than you may realise.
And this is what I want to discuss in todays video.
It’s interesting isn’t it that getting triggered is sometimes a subject of ridicule from some parts of society - Yet we all get triggered in life.
Profound teacher Dr Gabor Mate say “we shouldn’t be ashamed of it because it’s just an acknowledgement that we’ve suffered pain.”
Dealing with our triggers though is the challenge and it requires a multidimensional approach from the physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic levels.
Ultimately we need to get to know our self - the path to personal mastery.
Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.
One of the most powerful emotional tools to get to know one self is his Compassionate Inquiry.
So in this episode you’re going to learn:
How often are you stuck with a decision to make?
Do you bounce between 2 options driving yourself crazy?
Maybe your default is to leave decisions to the last minute which either leads you to missing opportunities or letting people down?
Both of which hurt you most. The difference between the truly exceptional and the merely good is that the great say no to almost everything.
If the best say no, why don’t the rest of us?
The reason we don’t say no is that we are terrified it’s going to wreck things. And there are 3 things we typically do instead of offering positive and timely no’s.
I’m going to discuss these in detail and then offer you a strategy to teach you how to set your boundaries for a happy 2021.