#64 - Work-Life Balance
In this week's episode, we are joined by Joe Jackowski, Mike Taccona, and Nick Buegel. Our topic of discussion was work-life balance. How do we manage what we do for a living while continuing pushing our boundaries or achieving fulfillment outside of work? In the world we live in, it can be easy to have a job that pulls too much energy from us so that we don't have enough left to pursue other goals.
Topics we cover:
Working out and Keeping A Relationship with the Unforgiving
Dealing with setbacks
Analyzing Habits and routines
Nursing and Military Overlap
Mike's reset before entering Nursing
Mindfulness: Cultivating the Space between Stimulus and Response
The middle ground between arrogance and not recognizing your worth
Checking your expectations and doing your best at the moment
[00:05:35] - Joined by Joe Jackowski, Mike Taccona and Nick Buegel
[00:05:56] - How do you balance life and work?
[00:06:26] - Joe's work
[00:07:41] - Joe's summer landscaping for Dr. Fretz
[00:08:31] - Death Ramp
[00:10:10] - When does Joe get his thinking done? Did the landscaping help you get out of your head?
[00:10:41] - Why Joe misses the military?
[00:12:01] - Eric Wienstein - A Relationship with the Unforgiving
[00:13:06] - Mike's training for the marathon. No matter how good you are, it will still suck.
[00:13:41] - Erich's view of what working out has changed how he deals with stress
[00:14:11] - Getting out of your head and into your body
[00:14:41] - Being mindful to avoid injury.
[00:15:01] - How do you deal with setbacks?
[00:15:11] - Mike - how to deal with setbacks as a nurse?
[00:16:21] - You have to be able to prioritize your tasks
[00:18:11] - How Mike has become more disciplined?
[00:19:21] - Mike needs a focus for his energy
[00:19:51] - Mike need a reset before nursing
[00:21:11] - Some would judge Mike's reset as a failure
[00:22:21] - Analyze your habits quarterly to take stock of what habits are beneficial or not.
[00:23:16] - "If this is my rock bottom the only way I can go is up." - Mike Taccona
[00:24:41] - Your mindset can change and direct yourself to be in service of others
[00:25:21] - Why Joe liked the military was that it is imbued with purpose
[00:26:11] - The irony is that I lost purpose while in the military
[00:26:56] - Joe had noticed that qualities that people would come to others him for direction guidance.
[00:28:01] - If I can do these things that others struggle with, then it is my responsibility to do it.
[00:29:11] - Joe became disenfranchised by inept or malicious leadership while in the military.
[00:29:31] - Eric Herrera's podcast and poor leadership in the foreman example
[00:31:11] - Knowing your worth
[00:31:31] - People high in agreeableness are more likely to be resentful. Assertiveness training
[00:33:11] - Anyone who feels any moral pang they should stand up for what they believe in.
[00:35:56] - Group like ANTIFA are collections of people who have become resentful by not standing.
[00:36:41] - You don't have to make a grandstand and still respectfully disagree.
[00:38:11] - Mindfulness in the workplace. Mindfulness allows you to digest information without immediately reacting.
[00:39:21] - Erich's story dealing a coworker and dealing emotional response
[00:43:21] - How did Erich know to respond in that way?
[00:43:56] - Erich has been trying to cultivate mindfulness for a long time. Practicing in an elevated state (shower, while driving, etc.) seems to help transition mindfulness into a tool
[00:45:11] - How Mike sees mindful moments
[00:47:01] - Attention is the most valuable resource outside of time.
[00:47:31] - Multitasking is not a skill and does is an effective way to be productive.
[00:48:21] - Nick pushes back on our thoughts that multitasking does exist. Everyday things you can "multitask."
[00:49:56] - Joe explains the neuropsychology of routines and tasks - think to tie your shoes or to open a beer.
[00:51:41] - MacGyvor method
[00:53:01] - Doing a physical activity while listening to a podcast can help you retain information
[00:54:01] - Looking back on at Tribal humans.
[00:55:01] - Learning was never meant to still activity
[00:56:11] - Reading should be a creative process. See the book like a movie in your head.
[00:57:11] - Mike was more about the outside perception of knowing how to read
[00:58:41] - Erich never enjoyed the performance and didn't like the spotlight.
[01:00:11] - Nonfiction should be read with the intent to explain it to others.
[01:00:41] - Note-taking process for reading nonfiction
[01:02:41] - What does Erich picture when he's trying to remember what he's read?
[01:03:11] - Todd Myrick's thoughts on reading - Anything read has a chapter or paragraph that you have to write or add to it.
[01:04:11] - Do you have the same experience of being to learn from abstract topics like physics?
[01:04:41] - Erich has been able to break down complex topics and explain to a broader audience.
[01:05:21] - Being able to tell yourself that you're good at something
[01:05:41] - Mike and learning the guitar
[01:06:41] - "You have to have a realistic perspective of what you can do. If you are good at something, then it is a statement of fact, not an arrogant statement."
[01:07:31] - Danger of arrogance and not recognizing your potential. The middle ground is what to strive for.
[01:10:06] - Rolling the conversation back into setbacks and failure.
[01:10:41] - Mike wanted to be the best IV starter
[01:11:41] - "Breath. Even the best make mistakes. Even the best can't do it 100% of the time. I'm going to take the next opportunity to do my best."
[01:12:11] - Mistakes or setbacks act as checks and balance when you've become too routinized
[01:15:11] - Walking in to start an IV but checking his expectation, he doesn't break his focus.
[01:17:01] - The Science of Winning Whoop Podcast
[01:17:11] - Performance is a choice
[01:18:11] - Being your best every day is your choice and its up to you if you're going to show up at that moment.
[01:20:11] - Do your best job possible
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