2.4 Living Fully with Travis Bell (The Bucket List Guy)
This week's guest is on a mission to help people live purposely fulfilled lives. Meet Travis Bell, a globally recognized Thought Leader and author of My Bucket List Blueprint. On this episode, we dive deep into living in your truth and how important it is to be aligned with our values in order to live happier, more intentional lives.
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Other Books We Mentioned:
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life by Francesc Miralles & Hector Garcia
Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar
Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman
Top 5 Regrets of the Dying by Bronnie Ware
00:52 - Welcome & Introduction
07:11 - How “The Bucket List Guy” came to be
10:53 - Living in your truth
"If you can create time flow and cash flow out of your vehicle, which is what business is, which is what our job is, and you're living your values and you're of service to other people... I think that's the holy grail."
13:56 - Being in alignment with our values
"Your level of fulfillment and higher emotions is based on how closely in alignment you are with your values. The closer you are, the more authentic that you're being in that space... you have now tapped into your internal flame. Now you no longer need the outside validation."
15:59 - The positive psychology movement
"... it concentrates on what a person's strengths weaknesses are, what lights them up, what gives them meaning, purpose, and fulfillment and more gratitude and getting people to do more and incorporate more of that into their work and their life. And that is the cure to mental health right there."
18:20 - Every thought, word and deed
"Because when you do what's important to you the most, now you have this fulfillment, and now this flame is lit up and as you go interact with other people out in the world, your very presence gives others the courage to do the same thing and become lit for life. So we not only do it for ourselves, we do it for the brother for the sister for the next person beside us."
21:21 - Reverse engineering your life
"More importantly, Harry... it's about the person that exists on the other side and that's the person we don't know yet. People are dying at 40 and being buried at 80. You know, this is not about a midlife crisis, it's kind of like a midlife awakening for most people."
26:38 - Write s*** down!
"At the end of the day, get your bucket list out of your head and onto paper. It's funny how the universe God, whoever you want to speak to, finds a way to make this stuff happen."
34:14 - Why we need to find meaning in our lives
"It's about the mindset. It's about uncovering those values, but it's also about taking action."
35:56 - Getting out of your own way
"There's a difference between merely existing, and actually living and many of us, unfortunately, spend our entire lives trying to meet these obligations. Earning a living is not a living, that's a slow dying... life is much more than earning a living, you've come here to have a full human experience."
39:21 - Are you truly living?
"There's always a choice. Anything not growing is dead. And so we should be growing until the day that we die."
43:28 - Be the example
"You would never give your your kids advice to not take a risk while they still can... so what the **** are you doing?"
48:35 - A quick recap of The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying
“Give yourself permission to be happier. Design happiness, intentionally design and be purposeful about putting happiness into your life more, both into your work and into your life.”
51:04 - Happiness, fulfillment and peace
“I think peace is... the lack of cognitive dissonance, its alignments, it's being congruent with your values. That's where it comes from.”
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