This podcast was all about ego. What it is in layman’s terms and how it can hinder you on your path of growth and self-development.
We start by defining ego a few different ways and then finishing with the definition we’ll use for the purpose of this podcast. Ego is an unhealthy belief in your own self-importance. That’s how Ryan Holiday explains it in his book Ego is the Enemy and I draw on this book quite a bit in this podcast.
I give some examples that can let you know if your ego is running rampant in any areas of your life.
Then we else into a few other ways the ego tries to dictate the terms of our life and we declare ego the enemy of the things we want to achieve in this life.
I ramble on about how destructive the ego can be and how easily it can do extreme harm while convincing you that you are doing right.
Then we discuss why we can’t get rid of the ego completely. It is a part of our identity, a part of us. Eradicating it is not an option. Tempering it is the solution.
And that brings us to this week’s Call-to-Action. We begin the process of managing the negative aspects of our egos. And we do this by: focusing on learning instead of validation, developing an appetite for discovering our shortcomings, focusing on what’s right instead of who’s right, and by walking a mile in other’s shoes.
Managing your ego is no easy task. Especially while the ego is telling you sweet little lies all day long. But with practice and time all things are possible.
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