Jason jumps back into the saddle and talks about being away from the show, vacation anxiety and going back to therapy. He also talks about the guilt of not feeling bad enough to be podcasting and not having anything bad to say to the doctor.
None, he’s giving up the gratitude exercise and buying thank you cards instead.
Spring and the change of seasons
Living somewhere that he can get out into nature and do things like hike and rock climb, and camp.
Having a job that gives him the freedom to spend his time doing things like this.
Not turning into a local newspaper headline “Local hiker falls to death while attempting solo hike on a fear quest.”
Jason talks about the spectrum of feelings related to anxiety, that aren’t always just being in a state of panic. Using the example of a caveman facing a bear, he talks about the approach of walking towards fear and how it helped him deal with some of his greatest fears, including one that almost everyone feels and on that may be a big surprise. This post may contain affiliate links, thank you!
Jason’s LinkedIn Article “I Am Not Alone and Neither are You”
All of the fear and pain and anxiety he’s felt over the years (you read that right)
Jason talks about setting several types of goal setting including some to survive for the next few seconds, some to help build yourself up, and some to really challenge your fears. He even talks about his BHAG. This post contains affiliate links, thank you!
Jia Jiang’s Ted Talk, What I learned from 100 days of rejection
Jim Collins, Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies (Affiliate link for the book on Amazon)
Jason talks about the do’s and don’ts of supporting someone with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues. He lists some of the biggest mistakes he sees people make when trying to be helpful, what you shouldn’t say to someone with mental health struggles, and his top 10 things to do to actually be helpful.
Top 10 Things You Can Do To Be An Ally
2. Be patient
3. Tell someone you care
4. Play the long game
5. Give a hug (with consent)
6. Be the safe person
7. Educate yourself
8. Speak up
9. Don’t Judge
10. Listen – I know I already listed this but it’s so important I listed it twice.
Jason’s Gratitude this week
• Everyone who is at least trying to be helpful