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The People Dividend Podcast


Jun 27, 2023

“Balance is much more thinking of that image of a surfer on the surfboard riding the wave. Life is going to crash in any number of different directions, but the surfer is there enjoying the ride the entire time,” explains Luke Iorio, host of the podcast, On This Walk. Today, he shares his thoughts on the distillation process for getting back to your most authentic core self. 

Part of being your true self is understanding which parts of yourself are actually true to you at your core. If you have always been rewarded for behaving in a certain way or thinking a certain way, you may believe that those values and behaviors are your authentic self. However, they could simply be learned reactions from your environment. Through mindfulness and taking the time to distill yourself down to your core, you can walk away from the old stories that others told you about who you are and replace them with who you know yourself to truly be. Reaching a state of inner balance requires the courage to let go of the inauthentic pieces of yourself and break away from conformity. In doing so, you will open up space for diversity and with it, innovation and creativity. 

It can be intimidating to walk away from the version of yourself that you have become based on the input of those around you. However, taking that first step toward your authentic self is always worth the risk. When you greet your true self on the other side of your journey, you will have less stress and an easier time connecting to and empathizing with others. 

Quotes:

  • “We've got to be aware of the things that we're getting rewarded to do.” (24:48-24:52 | Luke)

  • “We have to be aware of the environment that we are operating within in terms of when that change is best suited.” (30:56-31:03 | Luke)

  • “Balance is much more thinking of that image of a surfer on the surfboard riding the wave. Life is going to crash in any number of different directions, but the surfer is there enjoying the ride the entire time.” (33:14-33:27 | Luke)

  • “When you are coming at things from that place that is more centered and more peaceful within yourself, you're going to be a whole lot less reactionary, you're going to have a lot lower level of stress.” (35:31-35:40 | Luke) 

  • “A reason why most people don't create a whole lot of change inside of their lives is they don't want to risk any form of loss.” (36:46-36:52 | Luke)

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Learn more about Mike Horne on Linkedin

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Learn more about Luke Iorio:

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/lukeiorio

Website: onthiswalk.com

Twitter: lukeiorio

 

 

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