Inner Work with Steli Efti

The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of ...more

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March 16, 2021 00:21:34
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062: My Ridiculous Subconscious Thoughts

Here's another episode that can be tagged with "aftereffects of reading Kafka". Little Voice In My Head A: "Steli, it's 11am and you've not done anything yet". To which Little Voice In My Head B responded: "Well, fuck you, I don't have to do anything if I don't have to!" And both of them got into an argument they've been through thousands of times over the past couple of years. But it always happened kinda just below the level of consciousness, where I've never really been fully aware of this micro-battle. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ridiculous-subconscious-thoughts/  Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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March 15, 2021 00:12:50
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061: Fatherhood Odyssey: Remember to Have Fun

Another beautiful insight that came out of some time I spent with my two sons recently was this: Remember to have fun when you do fun stuff. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/remember-to-have-fun/  Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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March 11, 2021 00:29:56
060: Reading With Steli: The Trial by Franz Kafka

060: Reading With Steli: The Trial by Franz Kafka

I recently started reading The Trial by Franz Kafka, and there's one thing I really love about this book: It has already raised so many questions in my mind and made me think thoughts I wouldn't have pondered if it weren't for this book. This episode is just me sharing my reading experience while I'm halfway through the book. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/the-trial-kafka/  Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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March 10, 2021 00:12:11
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059: Fatherhood odyssey: The power of nonjudgmental encouragement

Now that I'm back in Germany, I'm spending a lot of time with my two sons, and there was a beautiful experience of trust and courage we've shared together that I want to capture here. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/fatherhood-nonjudgmental-encouragement/  Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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March 06, 2021 00:13:39
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058: Steli returns to Germany: A lesson in presence and priorities

I've never had a great relationship with my Germany, even though I was born here, I grew up here, I have family and friends I love here. I never liked living here. And whenever I came back to spend time in Germany, I always like coming back to a place I didn't belong, nor wanted to be. But because Germany is such a big part of my life, I wanted to find a way of coming back without feeling that way. And this time around, I asked myself a very simple question to create clarity. I asked myself: What's the most important thing for me during the first few weeks here in Germany? To me, the answer was simple: I want to spend quality times with my loved ones here. And as long as I accomplished that every day, as long as I shared real quality time with loved ones, where I'm fully present in the moment, then for me, that's good enough. I won't stress about anything else. If I'm not as productive as I want to be, if I don't get all the things done that I want to get done, if I don't work out as much as I want to work out, if I don't give my time and energy to every friend in Germany that asks for it right away, if I say no to people when they make requests I don't want to fulfill, if I don't eat as healthy as I want to eat, if I don't sleep as well, if I don't stick to the routines ...

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March 05, 2021 00:39:36
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057: Read books your own way

Some books have literally been life-changing, epic adventures in my life. I wouldn't be who I am if it weren't for these books. But if I've read books the way most people read books, I'd probably never have experienced any of that. Today I discuss my deep love for books, my appreciation for everything they've brought into my life, different ways of reading books, and much more. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/read-books-your-own-way/  Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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