The B&E Podcast #102
“The Transition Stages of an Evolving Artist” w/ Mark Mulhearne Pt.2
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
Continuing where we left off with artist Mark Mulhearne, we get into how we can make being uncomfortable an ally and much less painful. In addition, we talk about the goals we set for ourselves and the process of being a humble learner.
POINT #1: “STRUGGLE IS WISDOM”
-We can get caught in comfortable routines only to have realizations or circumstances change and throw everything into seeming chaos. It can be uncomfortable but without it, we never learn and never grow. Make a friend with struggle and begin to see it as the key to leveling up.
POINT #2: “WHAT IS IT ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT?”
-Often we set goals because we think that its final attainment will give us a lasting fulfillment of some kind. This is typically a trap. Imagine the feeling of what it will take to do it, the process of getting there, and if it excites you. If it doesn’t you should question why you want the goal in the first place.
POINT #3: “A SLAP IN THE FACE AND A WARM BATH”
-Transitioning, transforming, and evolving can feel harsh and abrasive. Take it as a wake-up call. Listen and remember to take care of yourself while sorting it all out. Being hard on yourself for having a hard time does nothing to serve you.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Brassneck Brewing (Main Squeeze Belgian Wit Beer) – Today’s Craft Brewery
“The Laws of Spirit” (Book) – Dan Millman
“In Bruges” (Movie) – Martin McDonagh
Alan Watts (Author/Speaker)
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.brassneck.ca – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School