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The Black Country Buddhas Podcast – February 2020

“If you’re so smart, why aren’t you winning?”

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The Black Country Buddhas Podcast – February 2020 – “If you’re so smart, why aren’t you winning?” | My Home Vitality

Introduction to podcast:

The Black Country Buddhas Podcast features an assortment of awesome conversations with the most entertaining and enlightening guests the health and wellness world has to offer, including:

  • A vegan heavyweight champion
  • A World Series winner
  • A blind ultra-endurance challenge competitor
  • Ex-professional footballers
  • A triathlete couple
  • A veteran martial arts expert
  • And many more.

In this episode, the BCB’s discuss what they have been pondering over the past week.

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Key quotes and takeaways from the show:

“Think big and go small.” (05:52).

“We don’t rise to the level of our challenges; we fall to the level of our systems.” (10:30).

“Depressed is actually DEEP REST.” (01:02:35).

“If you’re so smart, why aren’t you winning?” (01:06:08).

“You need the next mission.” (01:14:23)

“You know when you know you do not know.” (01:17:46).

Question of the day:

“Do we take enough ownership of our circumstances?”

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Related episode:

The previous recorded conversation between the Buddhas was in August 2019, in which they discuss Gaz’s new job and why he loves it.

The podcast also includes:

  • GAZ’S NEW JOB
  • GOOD MORNING RITUALS
  • WHY ANXIETY MAY NOT BE A BAD THING
  • EXERCISING WHILST WORKING A MANUAL JOB
  • THE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN GYMS
  • MARTIAL ARTS AND SELF-DEFENCE
  • BEING AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS
  • A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE ON EXERCISE

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Show notes:

  • 00:42 – Focussing on priorities can lead to selfishness.
  • 01:25 – Inviting Mara to tea.
  • 02:08 – Acceptance.
  • 02:33 – Nothing is new.
  • 03:48 – Using books as reference guides.
  • 04:00 – There is no one way.
  • 04:22 – Reality has a surprising amount of detail
  • 05:52 – Think big and then go small.
  • 07:47 – “If I’m so smart, why am I not winning?”
  • 08:37 – System 1 and system 2 thinking.
  • 10:00 – Setting habits and willpower doesn’t work.
  • 11:13 – Flow state and Rickson Gracie example
  • 12:24 – How thinking impacts our energy and energy impacts our thinking.
  • 15:28 – How little decisions impact on your entire life.
  • 15:58 – Making associations throughout your life.
  • 16:20 – Water and hydration.
  • 20:04 – Does stress and overthinking outweigh healthy decisions?
  • 23:28 – Stress as a major contributing factor to ill health and how to fight it.
  • 24:15 – White belt mentality and having a student’s perspective.
  • 25:07 – Life and leadership lessons from Star Trek: The Next Generation.
  • 29:50 – Mentors and Nuno Espírito Santo’s approach to leadership.
  • 30:49 – Breaking the macro into the micro.
  • 31:25 – Principles of strength training and time static contractions.
  • 32:48 – Transferability of training into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, breathing and Russian Systema.
  • 34:18 – Cold showers and Wim Hoff breathing techniques.
  • 35:40 – Breathing and the science behind the Wim Hoff breath.
  • 38:28 – Fighting flu.
  • 40:00 – How important C02 is in the body.
  • 41:03 – Releasing tension through breathing.
  • 41:24 – Nasal breathing and running technique.
  • 45:27 – Mewing (tongue position in mouth).
  • 47:36 – Do we take enough ownership of our circumstances?
  • 49:32 – Mood is a recipe not an ingredient.
  • 52:41 – Are grief, loss and heartbreak selfish emotions and is everything we do self-serving?
  • 54:04 – Awareness by Anthony de Mello – selfishness, labels, perceptions and attachment.
  • 58:15 – Life is suffering.
  • 59:55 – Fear setting.
  • 01:01:42 – Feeling okay whilst depressed.
  • 01:02:54 – Playing the game of life – the poker analogy.
  • 01:07:55 – Creating a no-lose situation.
  • 01:09:58 – Everything is about balance!
  • 01:10:34 – The carnivore diet is an elimination diet.
  • 01:12:00 – Just eat! The minefield of nutrition.
  • 01:14:15 – Using goals as a life tool.
  • 01:14:53 – Good questions to ask yourself in life.
  • 01:17:47 – You will never know everything or anything.
  • 01:18:57 – How to consume good information quickly.

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