Since I've started this podcast, I've had a lot of guests come on and at my request, tell stories about the lowest parts of their lives. Stuff that they are -or were- ashamed about: Stories about abusive relationships; wrong-headed mindsets; battles with mental health. I just sat there and nodded, reassured them, offered up some love - and asked more questions.
Recently, I thought it might be fun to turn the tables on myself and ask my friends and listeners if they had any questions for me. And I got a lot of great questions! Some were 'opinion-y' questions - on music, sports, politics, foreign policy, and pizza toppings. And a few questions were personal.
The personal questions were pretty 'flattering' - basically, "How do you juggle a bunch of stuff and don't get too devastated when you get kicked in the nuts?" I took two of those persaonal-type questions and answered them -and told some stuff that I normally never talk about: Some stuff that's not flattering about myself; How I met my wife; financial woes; bad decisions; and a victory or two... And I talk about some of the ways I turned stuff around and some of the philosophical underpinnings and practices I have that keep me going.
Listen in if you want a little insight into my life - I hope it's helpful!! I know that some of the stories of triumphing over difficulties that my guests have offered up provided some guidance for some listeners. Maybe this one will too. Future AMA episodes will feature questions on music, sports, politics, foreign policy, and pizza toppings.