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“The greatest pain I’ve ever seen is from people who’ve spent their lives outside the arena, wondering what would’ve happened had I shown up?”
—Brene Brown

This quote is one of the main reasons I had Brian Thompson back on the show. He has quite a bit of inspirational and useful information to share on this very topic, but we discuss so much more.

Brian spent twenty-two years in the music industry, started a record label, a daily podcast, an artist management company, and even tour-managed a popular rock band. But everything changed when Brian moved from the city of Vancouver, B.C. to a small town on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast.

He’s now a writer, poet, podcaster, amateur photographer, and author of the upcoming book, “Sparks to Awaken.” And his new online home, zenthinking.net, focuses on the subjects he is most passionate about; mindfulness and self-awareness, inspiration and motivation, fighting resistance, personal development, spirituality, philosophy, Buddhism, Taoism, and Transcendentalist thought.

If you’re looking to make some changes in your life and want to hear from someone who’s done this in a big way, this is a must-listen. And I had Brian back on the show to discuss change and transformation.

Some questions I ask:

  • Can you create an ideal life and business?
  • How does someone even start to realize his or her dream? Choose his or her adventure?
  • What is it like living in a tiny town of 5,000 people?
  • What are your days like? And how has Eastern philosophy helped?
  • What does showing up mean to you?

You’ll also learn:

  • The importance of removing expectations, and the importance of doing the work without expectation.
  • Why most people crave meaning but do nothing about it.
  • Why embracing fear is the only way to grow.
  • Why the comparison game is so destructive.

Resources and links discussed in this show:

Alan Watts

Alan Watts | Brain Pickings 

Pema Chödrön

 

Thich Nhat Hanh

Direct download: Brian_Thompson_on_Doing_Work_That_Matters.mp3
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