95: Tensions Of Life

In this episode, Thane and Adam talk about the tensions we all will inevitably face in life. They break down major issues that lead to some of these tensions and suggest approaches to overcome and prevent them. 

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Show Notes:

Finding Your Best Self - TED Talk by Dean Karnazis
You Are the Placebo - Dr. Joe Dispenza
The Servant - James Hunter 
About Face - Colonel David Hackworth
Episode 86 - Brain Larrabee
To Have Or To Be - Erich Fromm


"When you get out there, it forces you into the present moment otherwise you will not finish because of your fear of future moment and your remembrance of the past moment.” - Adam Setser

“The difference between practice and performance, one is clinging to what you see and know and trying to correct it and fix it and the other is embracing the dance and the unknown of performing and the acceptance of the unknown.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“If you’re a leader who doesn’t ever give any conviction and answers, you will lose your following real quick.” - Adam Setser

"I found that I learned at the most rapid pace imaginable when I threw all that off and was like I don’t have any answers, don’t ever come to me for answers because ‘I’m learning, I'm in process.” - Adam Setser

“Conviction is what convinces other people to join your cause and move the world.” - Adam Setser

“You have to be that rock, that foundation for people that you do lead but you also have to be the servant in that relationship.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

"We still have to have the capacity to follow even if we are a leader.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“Another way of leading and following [is] questions and answers.” - Adam Setser

“If you don’t know what you don’t know, then you get in trouble.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“It always starts with a belief that you change before you actually start changing.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“We don’t get joy and fulfillment from having, we get joy and fulfillment from being in life. Not from acquiring, but from inquiring .” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“There’s a lot less performance than there is practice. You’ve got to have way more practice to get that performance in.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“God is looking at every moment of our life as a performance.” - Adam Setser

“There's times we just need to receive grace both from God and from ourselves. Grace for not being perfect, grace for not being the best.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

“It’s my job to help solve problems and to serve people and to use grace as my mentality.” - Adam Setser

“If you can see where you’re at and what you need In that moment, it's going to help you know where you’re at on the spectrum and what you need that day.” - Thane Marcus Ringler

Time Markers:

3:00 - How To Make Us Smile
4:30 - 100th Episode Special Announcement
5:30 - Tensions We All Face
9:00 - Adam’s Experiences
10:30 - Being Present in the Present
15:30 - Leadership & Following
23:00 - Knowing What You Don’t Know
26:30 - The Left & Right Brain
34:00 - Practice vs. Performance
37:00 - Grit vs. Grace
38:30 - Unknown vs. Known
41:30 - Understanding the