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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February 22, 2022 00:37:00
128: The Danger of Puffing Away Clouds of Worry

128: The Danger of Puffing Away Clouds of Worry

I recently had such a stressful dream that when I woke up, the feelings of worry, anxiety and guilt within my dream continued to linger long after I was awake. Typically when I have these little negative thought clouds, I’m able to effortlessly puff them away and return to a sunny state of mind. But I knew this dream was trying to tell me something, so I did an IFS meditation to decode this dream and what it was telling me about myself.  In this episode I walk through my distressful dream and discuss the consequences of puffing away negative thought clouds instead of confronting them head on.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep128 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 19, 2022 00:13:00
127: What Is Your True Intention?

127: What Is Your True Intention?

For the past month I’ve been doing a daily practice of asking myself one specific question multiple times a day. It’s a very simple question and it isn’t some magical, life-changing technique, but it has been extremely illuminating in helping me identify certain patterns in my life. The question is “what is your true intention in this very moment?” And the answer I get most often is a hard truth to face: to avoid doing something else.  In this episode I discuss how this daily practice has helped me add more purpose and clarity in my day to day life by being more intentional with my actions, no matter how big or small they may be.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep127 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 16, 2022 00:12:54
126: Bring Death Into Your Day

126: Bring Death Into Your Day

I’ve been genuinely excited about returning to Germany - getting the chance to hug my children and see my mother, my brothers, my friends and loved ones. I had a moment of clarity when thinking about this upcoming reunion, and while it sounds cliche, I realized that every day is a gift. It’s not a given that I’ll make it to Germany. Tomorrow is never promised.  In this episode I talk about the concept of inviting death into my day - not as something to fear, but as something to deepen my appreciation and gratitude for each day and all the wonderful gifts I’ve been given in life.    Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep126 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/    ...

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February 15, 2022 00:57:24
125: My First Water Fast

125: My First Water Fast

I recently did a five day water fast, with 4 days of juice fasting (2 leading up to and 2 after the water fast). In this episode, I share how I prepared myself for the fast, what I experienced, and what I learned about my relationship with food and life simply by withholding food for a week.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep125 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 11, 2022 01:14:19
124: Experiencing God

124: Experiencing God

This episode is a deeply personal one in which I discuss my relationship and experience with God. Even talking about it now is still something I’m getting comfortable with. The way I experience God specifically is tricky business—it’s partially a science, partially an art.  I’ve been instilling certain practices into my daily life to help nourish this connectedness and by doing so, I’ve discovered that not only has my level of worry and stress decreased dramatically, but my appreciation for life has increased exponentially.  There’s so much I have to share about this and while it can be awkward or hard to put into words, this episode is my way of sharing this genuine experience with you.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep124 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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February 09, 2022 00:20:37
123: How to Live a Thousand Lives

123: How to Live a Thousand Lives

As I was meditating recently, I had a realization - something I already knew, but was shifted into crystal clear focus for me. It was a beautiful moment that further clarified my tremendous gratitude and love for books and reading. One of the most amazing experiences to me with reading is that you get to enter new worlds through different human beings—you get to live a thousand lives through many different books if you read them with an open heart and mind. In this episode I discuss my love for reading and books, the journey I’ve had with reading throughout my life and how books have allowed me to live infinite lives through the stories they tell.   Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/ep123 Connect with me: https://steliefti.com  https://twitter.com/steli  https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/  ...

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