The B&E Podcast #145
“Liberate Yourself From the Need To Be Special”
SUMMARY OF THE PODCAST:
We’re all so special, aren’t we? Well… we are, but probably not in the way that we think. Definitely not in the way that we think. We dive into the generational issue of being special snowflakes and how that affects and hinders us in our lives and as artists. This one dives deep, people!
POINT #1: “THINKING YOUR SPECIAL”
– Thinking you’re special creates a sense of entitlement and foreshadows a rude awakening at some point along the line. It’s not necessarily your fault, you were most likely brought up to think this way whether you’re consciously aware of it or not. Checking your thought systems for this idea of specialness now can help you in the long run.
POINT #2: “THE NEED TO BE SPECIAL”
– So you’ve realized you’re not special, but you still have the desire to be special. Now we have a whole new issue. The need to be special creates a false set of ideals and ideas to stand out in some way. While these can give us a kind of drive, ultimately they can never be achieved and result in unneeded anxiety and stress.
POINT #3: “LETTING IT ALL GO”
– The bizarre paradox of all of this is that once you let go of the need to be special you kind of become special because it means that you are acting and working in a way that is more authentic and true. Letting go of being special creates space for you to really get interested in what you’re doing and discovering your own voice.
MENTIONS IN THIS PODCAST:
Nelson Brewing Company (Happy Camper Organic Summer Ale) – Today’s Craft Brewery
http://www.TheBandEPodcast.com – The Official Website
http://www.nelsonbrewing.com – Brewery of Choice Today
http://www.BCFilmAcademy.com – The BC Film Academy
http://www.ThePlayersCreativeCompany.com – Acting School