On this episode, we go over the issue of a fixed vs a growth mindset and how it affects your future success, the infinite game of life and other life skills and essential nuggets of knowledge that one needs in order to become a better human. Tune in to find out more!
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[00:00:00] A little bit at a time. It's notlike you have to have life changing results in a short period of time, a littlebit of incremental change. You know, the principle of Kaizen constantimprovement on a daily basis over a couple of years is massive. It will changeyour life. The key is to start today.
[00:00:30] welcome back human Collins,tuckered here, and this episode is going to be what I'm gonna do every week.It's going to coincide with the better human newsletter. I did the newsletterand I already sent it. I'm a little late on my recording schedule. So ideallythese will go out at the same time in the future.
[00:00:44] Make sure you hop on thenewsletter. Over@colin.coach. And you can also see the link to this belowbecause it is live and you can go to the archives. It's better humans dot substack.com. And you can find all the archives if you want to go back. So thisnew format for the newsletter is [00:01:00] going to include these differentsections that I'm going to read off to you.
[00:01:03] And it's going to also bedelivered to your inbox. If you get on the email list, every, I mean, prettymuch every Saturday, sometimes it might go out on a Sunday, but every weekend.All right. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go through each section here andI'm not gonna read it verbatim, but I'm gonna take the big ideas and then justtalk about them.
[00:01:19] Okay. So let's try to keep thisnice and sustained maybe 15 minutes tops, give you some value for the weekendand get your mind flowing. So the intro to the email I'm actually going to readverbatim life is a miracle. The odds of you being alive is something like 3trillion to one against our species is designed to focus on the negativebecause that kept our ancestors safe and uncertain and dangerous environment.
[00:01:45] Today. It leads us to becomeconsumed by negative content, fear and complaint. The reality is if you'rereading this right now, you're winning. Remind herself of the fact that beingalive is winning. [00:02:00] I wish my dad could've met his grandkids to honorhis memory. I will be in the moment and appreciate life and my kids, everychance I get.
[00:02:08] And that was my intro. And thenthe quote for the day is it is not death that a man should fear, but rather heshould fear never beginning to live by Marcus Aurelius. One of my favoritestoke philosophers. So this section is something I improved this week. Prettyself-explanatory. So I actually did this today.
[00:02:28] I found an old Tony Robbinsmorning routine. In fact, I don't remember it's called it things called hour ofpower or power hour or something to that effect. And I used to do this inFlorida before I moved to Austin. I was, I moved back in with my mom. I sold abunch of stuff. I basically packed up my car, had a bunch of stuff in storageand I was planning my next move.
[00:02:47] Before that I was living inSarasota. Which is about an hour North of my hometown and I was doing some realestate and it didn't really go the way I wanted it to. And I just kind ofdecided like I needed to move on to something else. And so I wanted to leaveFlorida. I wanted to move West. [00:03:00] Uh, I kinda had my sights set oneither Austin or Colorado or maybe the Carolinas.
[00:03:04] Cause I know that I love theCarolinas. I've spent a few weeks there and amazing. And so I packed my car upand, and was kind of getting ready to go. And I was maybe live with my mom forabout maybe a month or so. And I don't know how I stumbled on it, but I foundlike I was a little bit turning things. I was turning things and I was justdownloading like audio books and you know, other kind of self-help stuff.
[00:03:26] And I stumbled upon this morningroutine that is just so amazing and empowering and awesome. And I started everymorning. I'd wake up, I'd get my weight vest on. It would be super hot, youknow, Florida heat and humidity. So I'm sweating the whole time. And I wouldput my headphones in and I would walk, I don't know, probably about a milearound the neighborhood and I would do the exercises and the breath meditation.
[00:03:47] And it's really amazing. Uh, youcan actually find it if you Google. I think it's on South SoundCloud right now.Uh, I think it's actually called hour of power, just Tony Robbins, our power. Ithink the [00:04:00] first link will beat SoundCloud. I'll try to find the linkand put it to wherever you listen to this as well.
[00:04:04] But. I would highly recommenddoing it. So I actually did it today driving to the coffee shop because it wascold out and I wanted to get there. So I didn't actually walk, but when itstarts warming up again and I reactivate my walking routine, this is going tobe the thing I do every single day. It's really amazing.
[00:04:21] So the next section is somethingI enjoyed this week. So I had a really great time. Having a quiet, small dinnerwith two new newer friends, kind of newer friends. And it was really, I don'tknow, it was inspiring. It was motivating. I mean, they were like minds and.We've known each other and kind of on the socials for awhile.
[00:04:45] And we finally kind of connectedin person once before and then that led to this dinner and it was just really areally good time. And it was like so simple, a couple of hours, you know,chatting over some great food. Uh, and it just really. But I [00:05:00] leftfeeling energized and I've always known this about myself being an ambivert.
[00:05:04] Like I'm not one that can be outevery single day around people. I need my soul to it. I need my quiet time, butI also need to be around people. Sometimes I need to get their energy and to beable to also give energy. And it, when, when it's lacking, when I kind of getinto my routine where I'm working too much, I'm not really focused on makingsure I'm scheduling social stuff.
[00:05:22] I feel it. I feel to my mood, Ifeel my energy. Uh, I think I lean more towards negativity bias and just, youknow, kind of being moody and being in my body and like focusing on aches andpains and just generally negative energy. And this was a good reminder to makesure that I don't want that happen every week minimum do something withsomebody, right.
[00:05:44] And coincide with that.Something I've been doing is it's about 30 minutes. Get to the coffee shopevery day. That's because we live in the country and the only coffee shop Ireally like is in a city over, which is 30 minutes, minutes away. So I justcommitted to doing the 30 minute drive every day. [00:06:00] And what I decidedis that I'm going to call someone every single time I leave a coffee shop anddrive home.
[00:06:06] Right. I got 30 minutes. UsuallyI'm listening to an audio book, so it's not a big deal. It's no, it's no extratime investment. And I'm staying in touch with old friends. I'm activating andreinvesting in relationships. Like I've called people that I've never talked toon the phone. And we always kind of had a texting relationship, but then I callthem and it's like, uh, I think it's a welcome surprise.
[00:06:26] Like, I mean, who calls peoplenowadays? Right. If you're not in business, you probably don't call a lot ofpeople. So. That's just another thing that I'm gonna do this week and that I'menjoying is just making an effort to invest in my social network. It's really.Like, I think it's one of the most important things in life, actually.
[00:06:43] Like the more I think about lifeand how to be happy. And when you read things like, you know, the book, the topfive regrets of the dying, I think it's what it's called. It's always somethingaround relationships and people that matters the most to people at the end ofthe life. So you have to invest in them.
[00:06:57] All right. Something I've beenthinking about. [00:07:00] So I've been getting into Joe Dispenza's work and.We're where do I even go with this one? It's a lot about thought and energy andhow, you know, thoughts literally are energy. And I'm even getting into thequantum stuff where like I'm diving into physics and, you know, E equals MCsquare, which is Einstein's famous equation shows us that energy and mass arebasically the same thing they're interchangeable.
[00:07:25] And so I'm really, reallythinking hard. About the idea that thoughts are not just some minor thing thatlike, Oh, you've had a bad, you have a bad thought. It's no big deal, whateverI, and becoming vigilant with making sure I control my thoughts as much aspossible, avoid those negative thoughts and just not letting that kind ofmonkey in my mind.
[00:07:45] And my subconscious just dowhatever it wants. Okay. And we know things like law of attraction and thesecret and things like that are trying to basically explain these, this quantumphenomenon, which is, you know, like thoughts, manifest and thoughts of track,like, and, you know, thoughts are energy and [00:08:00] energy tracks, energy,right?
[00:08:01] So like, you know, negativepeople, they always have something complain about Debbie downers are always,are always down optimistic people, those optimistic, charismatic people thatjust seem to make you smile. You want to be around those people. They fill youup. They have energy that you will feel, and that will infect you.
[00:08:16] Okay, which is another reasonwhy your environment, your, your people in your environment is so impactful toyour longterm health, your wellness, uh, how you eat, you know, the choices youmake, et cetera. So I've been thinking a lot, a lot, a lot about how thoughtsare energy and how I don't want any negative energy in my life.
[00:08:35] And I don't want any negativethoughts in my conscious or subconscious mind at all. Now of course,perfection, you know, we can strive for perfection. Doesn't mean we're gonnareach it. And I probably never will reach that, but by constantly striving, Ithink I can mitigate and reduce it to the bare minimum.
[00:08:52] Something worth reading. So thisone choked me out. I'll be honest. Uh, it's called father forgets by Livingston[00:09:00] LAR nerd. I don't know, but it was written, I think, in the early1900 or not. Yeah, early 19 hundreds. And I read it in how to win friends andinfluence people. He referenced it. There it is, man.
[00:09:11] It's powerful. You couldprobably just find if you Googled father forgets, but I'd highly recommendreading it. If you have kids, please read it. Something worth watching. So thisis a YouTube video. It's like eight minutes or whatever. It's a good one. It ison that same wavelength of kind of thought and manifestation and subconsciousor whatever the video is called the most opening six minutes of your life byDr.
[00:09:34] Bruce Lipton, something worthknowing, and we have a few more sections and then I will let you go. All right.Something worth knowing growth versus fixed mindset. Okay. So a growth mindsetbelieves that you can do anything. If you invest the time and energy, a fixedmindset believes you're either good or bad at something, right?
[00:09:53] So you, you we've all done thisto some extent you say things like I'm just not good at math. That was mything. And [00:10:00] guess what? All throughout school, I was never good atmath. Then I became an entrepreneur. Then I was forced to learn math andspreadsheets and things like that. And how I feel like I'm pretty damn good atit.
[00:10:10] Okay. Had I had a growth mindsetfrom the beginning and had I made the connection to doing learning andinvesting time and energy into a result, then I would have never had thatthought that I wasn't good at math. I would have had a thought that is just,well, I haven't worked hard enough in math. Right.
[00:10:28] And you see this all the time. Ihear people all the time makes they make fixed mindset statements that keepthem from ever-growing out of the very thing that they're fixed on. So when youhave a fixed mindset about a certain thing, or maybe your whole life orwhatever, you're, you're not going to grow until you address that until youremove that negative limitating story that you have about yourself and youreplace it.
[00:10:51] With a growth oriented. If I putin work, I will improve mindset. This is a huge one. This is one is so huge.You should read [00:11:00] articles on this. You should try to, if you wantread the book mindset, I think it's called mindset by Carol Dweck. She kind ofpioneered this growth for six months in a big idea, finite versus infinitegame.
[00:11:12] So find that game is one thatyou play to win. Then play stops as this analogy applies to life. Think aboutas something that you're doing, you don't really want to do, but you're doingit to like get some money or you're doing it to move on to something else. Likethe goal is to kind of win the game and then move on.
[00:11:26] Right. And infinite game on theother hand is a game that you play forever because the goal is to play. Thegoal is not to win or lose. Right. So really as this, you know, this idea ofgames or whatever and how it applies to life. There's a lot of examples ofthis, but for me lately, it's been about what I want to do with my life.
[00:11:45] How do I want to spend my time?When I wake up every single day, what am I going to do? And to try to answerthis question for my future, I use the thought experiment of what would I do ifI had a billion dollars, how would I spend my time every day? Right. [00:12:00]What? I still make videos. I still record podcasts where I still write andthink about big ideas.
[00:12:04] The answer is unequivocal. Yes,I would. So by doing that everyday now I'm already playing my infinite game.And the reason this is important, because one, when the going gets tough andthe grind sets and which it does for everybody, I can remind myself that,remember, there's no destination, the goal is to play.
[00:12:22] So if you got to pull back alittle bit and take a break or whatever, then do that. Right. You do it forthe, for your sanity, do it for your longevity because you're not trying toquit this game. You're trying to keep playing. And then also what it does forme is it keeps me from looking too closely at the scoreboard.
[00:12:40] Now, as it goes with theinternet. We kind of judge the scoreboard based on other things. Like we seesomebody with a million views on YouTube or a million subscribers, and wecompare ourself to that. And then we tell ourselves, well, if I had a millionsubscribers, that'd be great. But the reality is we know how this works.
[00:12:53] We have dynamically adapt. Let'ssay I were to hit a million subscribers. My mind within me, focused on gettingto the 2 million, 3 [00:13:00] million, 5 million, 7 million, and then I'd becomparing myself to people like Putti pies at like 60 million. Right. There'salways somebody else for the most part that is above you and that you cancompare yourself to.
[00:13:09] And when you compare, youbasically bring suffering on yourself, like for no reason. Okay. So when theinfinite game comes into play, and I can think about that. I can remind myselfthat it doesn't matter if it's a million, if it's 10,000, if it's a thousand,it doesn't matter. I'm doing the thing that matters to me.
[00:13:26] I'm putting out the content thatI want to put out that matters to me. That is my infinite game and it will helpsome people. And if it doesn't help as many people as somebody else, that meansnothing. That's meaningless. That's just an arbitrary comparison, labeledjudgment that I put on it because I'm falling victim to the comparison effectsand all that nonsense.
[00:13:44] Okay. So what you want to do isyou want to find your infinite game. You want to find, you know, as it relatesto profession, obviously you want to find work that you can do that you woulddo anyways. Maybe it's like graphic design, maybe it's art. Maybe it's makingvideos, maybe it's recording podcasts or writing or whatever you want to find[00:14:00] that game that you would do anyways, and then figure out a way.
[00:14:03] How you can monetize it. Andit's really not as hard as you'd think. Right. It takes time. It takes testingiteration, a lot of trial and error and a lot of trying, you know, like I said,a lot of trying things and finding out what doesn't work and what you don'treally want to do, et cetera. But the internet has granted this opportunity toeverybody and most people, unfortunately haven't even scratched the surface ofthe possibility.
[00:14:23] Okay. So we've got the podcastsection, a couple of one, or in here that are worth listening to, we have thebetter human rebrand, which I talk about. Why I changed the name of the podcastto better human from ancestral mind and kind of what I'm going to do. Movingforward. There's two YouTube videos worth watching.
[00:14:40] One of them is how to reverseinsulin resistance fast and for good, definitely worth watching kind of thebasics of, of doing that. And then another one is the power of the mind. Canyou think yourself sick? And these are both on my main YouTube channel productfeature. Here is the wild multivitamin. We finally launched it.
[00:14:56] Whole foods, sourcedmultivitamin. It took [00:15:00] us over a year to develop. And it was really,really hard to source the materials, to really meet the spec that adheres tothe wild standard. I had no idea be that difficult. Of course, you know, the20, 20 stuff and the supply chains like that didn't help, but I'm happy that westuck with it.
[00:15:16] We finally got it done and it'salready been included my morning routine. I've been taking it every day for afew days now. And so I'm really excited about that. And then that's actuallythe end. So then we have a resource section, we've got a few free Skillsharecourses, a free access links. I have, uh, some links to some of my favoritebeef in the planet, et cetera.
[00:15:36] So that's it for today'snewsletter. Uh, obviously you should read it too. Cause I expand on thesethings and. Written form and kind of give you a different take. Whereas thepodcast is me just kind of riffing on them. So again, dot coach, get on thenewsletter and to see this actual, uh, episode that already went out, you cango to better humans dot sub stack.com.
[00:15:57] And it'll be the top one. If youhave any [00:16:00] questions or comments, you can always reach me. Callan@wildfoods.co. You can follow me on Instagram at Colin Stucker with one L andI wish you the best I want you. To get something from the ideas here, and ittakes something that you can use to become a better human.
[00:16:16] That's what I'm obsessed with.If I can help people become better humans. And also through educating, I makemyself better human, which is why I love this. But if I can do that, then youknow, you, for example, that turns into a better human is going to motivate,inspire people around you. And then it's going to have a ripple effect, a paid,a pay it forward effect.
[00:16:36] And we're all going to be betteroff the world's going to be better off as a result. And humans really do followthe monkey, see monkey. Do we need to see other people doing things a lot oftimes before we can even fathom that we could do them ourselves. And that's whybetter human is the goal a little bit at a time.
[00:16:53] It's not like you have to havelife changing results in a short period of time, a little bit of incrementalchange. You know, the principle of Kaizen constant [00:17:00] improvement on adaily basis over a couple years is massive. It will change your life. The keyis to start today. I'll see you in the next one,
[00:17:12] please always remember that themembers of the podcast are not in fact medical professionals. They're notdoctors, they're not nutritionists. They are simply. Providing thisentertainment for you to do your own research and to entertain yourselves. Soplease consult a physician before changing your diet.
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