The Flynn Skidmore Podcast

How to Never Be Defensive Again

April 17, 2024 Flynn Skidmore Episode 39
How to Never Be Defensive Again
The Flynn Skidmore Podcast
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The Flynn Skidmore Podcast
How to Never Be Defensive Again
Apr 17, 2024 Episode 39
Flynn Skidmore

In this episode, I delve into two compelling themes: the pursuit of perfection and the commitment to never being defensive or offended. I discuss how we can view perfection not as a final destination but as a continual journey that strives for balance and coherence. I talk about the importance of not setting unrealistic expectations and embracing imperfections as they present growth opportunities.
   
I introduce the concept of the "Four Horsemen of the Personal Apocalypse" — assumption, expectation, obligation, and judgment — which often lead us to feelings of shame and self-criticism. Through personal reflection and understanding our triggers with curiosity, we can cultivate a richer inner world.
   
 We also explore how opinions function as tools that shape our internal experiences and external results. I emphasize the importance of earning our opinions, underscoring that the credibility of our views is reflected in the outcomes of our lives. I highlight the "empty chair technique," a method that reveals our reliance on external validation and its inherent fragility.
   
 Moreover, I discuss the transformative potential of never being defensive or offended again, treating such moments as opportunities to confront challenging information and grow. By welcoming feedback and using discomfort as a catalyst for self-awareness, we foster a mindset of humility and continual personal evolution.
   
Join me to reshape your approach to personal growth and how you interact with the world inside of and around you.

Connect with Flynn:


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  1. Online Community
  2. Small Group Coaching
  3. 1:1 Mentorship


Show Notes

In this episode, I delve into two compelling themes: the pursuit of perfection and the commitment to never being defensive or offended. I discuss how we can view perfection not as a final destination but as a continual journey that strives for balance and coherence. I talk about the importance of not setting unrealistic expectations and embracing imperfections as they present growth opportunities.
   
I introduce the concept of the "Four Horsemen of the Personal Apocalypse" — assumption, expectation, obligation, and judgment — which often lead us to feelings of shame and self-criticism. Through personal reflection and understanding our triggers with curiosity, we can cultivate a richer inner world.
   
 We also explore how opinions function as tools that shape our internal experiences and external results. I emphasize the importance of earning our opinions, underscoring that the credibility of our views is reflected in the outcomes of our lives. I highlight the "empty chair technique," a method that reveals our reliance on external validation and its inherent fragility.
   
 Moreover, I discuss the transformative potential of never being defensive or offended again, treating such moments as opportunities to confront challenging information and grow. By welcoming feedback and using discomfort as a catalyst for self-awareness, we foster a mindset of humility and continual personal evolution.
   
Join me to reshape your approach to personal growth and how you interact with the world inside of and around you.

Connect with Flynn:


Submit your written reviews to THIS form to be entered into a giveaway to win a 30 min session with me! We'll pull 1 winner at the end of the month.

Join my Free 7 Day Course "How to Identify and Heal Unconscious Wounds" HERE!

Here are 3 ways I can help you:

  1. Online Community
  2. Small Group Coaching
  3. 1:1 Mentorship