In this episode, I talk about our podcast, and why it's so different from the content we've created in the past.
Most of these episodes are unstructured conversations and explorations of random themes of my life—there are no actionable takeaways, no bitesized nuggets of wisdom, and oftentimes no answers to the questions we pose.
And at the same time—it's the most honest content we've ever created, the stories are more real, and while it often doesn't lead to a clean, neat work product, we're on our path to building a beautiful body of work, and it's a labor of love.
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I'm excited to release our first ever interview on the Inner Work podcast. I spoke with Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu. If you're really into Muay Thai—maybe you're familiar with the amazing work he and his wife Sylvie are doing together. But even if not, I'd encourage you to check out this episode! Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/love-a-fighter/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...
I was out on the balcony on a sunny day in Austin. It was a nice day. Everything was fine. Beautiful music playing. My day's work was done. And that's when it hit me: I'm good at many things—but relaxing isn't one of them. Even when you see me chilling, inside of me, there's so much tension, so many things I try to fit into any given unit of relaxation. I'm constantly reaching for more, forever striving for something else, incessantly trying to live up to some chimerical ideal, always attempting to climb an insurmountable peak. I turn everything into work, judge myself and others very harshly. It just never stops. It's just who I am today. Maybe one day I'll change. But for now, that's me. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/i-just-cant-relax/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...
There's a magic to going into a situation completely open, unprepared and without a plan, and improvising your way into a beautiful dance. Even though there's always the risk that instead of a beautiful dance, you just stumble and fall flat on your face. But if you're not willing to get lost, you'll never find yourself in an unexpected place. Being willing to get lost, to waste time, to look foolish, to make mistakes, is the price of admission. Part of inner work is understanding when it's the right time to plan and prepare, and when it's the right time to let go of your plans and improvise. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/lost-my-way/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...