Constant Change: How to Embrace it and Adapt

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Jamie Martin
Welcome to Life Time Talks, the podcast that’s aimed toward serving to you obtain your well being, health, and life targets. I’m Jamie Martin, editor-in-chief of Expertise Life, Life Time’s entire life well being and health journal.

David Freeman
And I’m David Freeman, director of Alpha, certainly one of Life Time’s signature group coaching packages. We’re all somewhere else alongside our well being and health journey, however it doesn’t matter what we’re working towards, there are some important issues we are able to do to maintain shifting within the course of a wholesome purpose-driven life. In every episode, we break down numerous parts of wholesome dwelling, together with health and vitamin, mindset and neighborhood, and well being points. We’ll additionally share actual, inspiring tales of transformation. And we’ll be speaking to consultants from Life Time and past who share their insights and data so that you’ll have the instruments and data it is advisable take cost of your subsequent steps. Right here we go.

We’re again, one other episode of Life Time Talks. We’re going into season eight. Jamie, how excited are you about leaping into this season?

Jamie Martin
I’m so excited and I can’t consider we’re beginning our eighth season. I feel we’ve type of gotten on this path. We kicked off the podcast, it was in February of 2020, proper earlier than this big occasion occurred in our world. And the truth that we’ve carried out type of two seasons per 12 months since then, that’s fairly superior. I’m so excited, how are you feeling?

David Freeman
I’m excited. It’s all the time nice. Not that we want accolades or something, however simply to be acknowledged for lots of the issues that we’re doing, however extra importantly, what our crew are doing behind the scenes. So we received an award final 12 months, a number of of them. I need to say, yeah, you keep in mind that? Like, why don’t we share with the listeners slightly bit concerning the awards that we had been acknowledged for final 12 months?

Jamie Martin
Yeah, we gained the perfect client well being and health podcast, um, within the folio awards, the folio is a nationwide recognition program within the publishing trade. Um, so we took that award dwelling, which was fairly thrilling. You and I, David, we had been in New York and in a position to settle for that award, which was so enjoyable, um, and to have the ability to type of be in that house and have fun, , the hundred plus episodes that we’ve put on the market into the world. I imply, we didn’t, I don’t know that we thought we had been going to do that many episodes once we began this again, , 4 years in the past.

David Freeman
Have a look at her. Have a look at her y’all. Listeners, she is simply being so humble. I like how, sure, we acknowledge the podcast, however I have to get some cheers as a result of y’all additionally listening to the editor of the 12 months. Can we get some cheers actual fast?

[CLAPPING NOISE]

Jamie Martin
I imply, come on, proper? I’m dying as a result of we’re utilizing a brand new platform and recording this and there’s some actually enjoyable behind the scenes instruments, like these little claps you simply heard. And it’s humorous that David, he prompted for that. Thanks for recognizing that award, David. That was fairly thrilling and an enormous honor, sure. However individuals might not know this about me, however I’m not an enormous particular person on change or , I do know that change is consistently taking place, however I typically am resistant to alter. If you happen to’ve carried out one thing a technique and it’s been working, why mess with it? You realize, why would we add hand claps to the podcast, David?

David Freeman
And I imply, that is the subject that we…

[CLAPPING NOISE]

Oh my god. I imply, you bought to offer a shout out Molly, Sarah behind the scenes on level. I really like y’all for that. And also you simply stated it like having the ability to navigate change, like we’re going to be totally different tomorrow. And guess what that that’s change. So we’re all the time evolving on this house. And it is a matter that I all the time preach loads to, to a whole lot of my athletes, my household, like all people that I are available contact with, as a result of we’re all the time evolving, we’re all the time altering, no matter we need to settle for it or not. So when it’s one thing new, you simply stated it like profitable awards, we’re being acknowledged, like why change one thing that’s not damaged? And the fantastic thing about that is we all the time ought to proceed so as to add to the toolbox and develop and be taught. As a result of in case you’re not, you begin to turn out to be considerably out of date or irrelevant. And while you go to Darwin’s principle, just like the survival of the fittest, most individuals had been speaking about, are you the strongest, are you the quickest? And it was the people or the animals that he was speaking about that had been having the ability to adapt to their atmosphere that we’re in a position to survive. In order that’s, that’s why it’s an enormous element of what it’s that we ought to be doing is proceed to alter and all the time for the fitting causes.

Jamie Martin
Completely. You realize, I’m, I’m recording in not my typical location at present as a result of I’m again in my hometown space, um, to do an occasion tomorrow and I’m talking at this occasion. And it’s humorous that you just discuss just like the change and the fixed evolving. One of many factors that I need to make is, , there’s this, , the explanations that I’m doing what I’m doing. There’s a bunch of issues which might be tied into it. Prefer it’s my job offers me function, this position offers me function, I’m keen about it. And I see the potential in it. And with potential, like I feel potential is a promise of change. It’s a promise of issues persevering with to evolve and present alternative for one thing that’s subsequent. And , once we see potential, we are able to develop and alter and adapt. And that’s the place like I may be resistant to alter in relation to sure issues, however once I see potential, that’s once I’m like, oh yeah, let’s go after that. So I’m gonna communicate to that slightly bit tomorrow and I’m enthusiastic about that. Nevertheless it’s simply a kind of issues the place, , sure kinds of change are more durable than others.

David Freeman
Yeah. Most individuals are resistant to alter as a result of it’s the worry of the unknown, proper? And that’s that uncomfortable degree of, I don’t wanna do it as a result of I don’t know what’s gonna occur. However you gotta do it afraid generally. And what you be taught from that have is you acquire the expertise and no person can ever take that away from you. So proceed to evolve inside the mindset on this house is what I all the time need to problem, not solely you, however you problem me with. And from that we develop. So with that, while you consider change itself, I need to dive slightly bit deeper since you received alternative ways we are able to change mentally, we modify aesthetically, however I need to communicate to the mindset. You realize I’m passionate concerning the mindset. So in relation to change the phrase itself, once we have a look at the 12 months 2024, what are some issues that that it is advisable change? What would you say on that?

Jamie Martin
I feel I’ve most likely talked about this on the podcast earlier than, however I generally will maintain myself again slightly bit simply out of like, once more, due to the unknown, ? So my phrase for this 12 months truly although is increase. And which means being keen to step exterior of my consolation zones and take a look at various things. And that’s the place change occurs as a result of we all know that’s the place change occurs, proper?

And so I feel that’s why for this 12 months, , one factor I’ve been contemplating after which sure, I’m going to talk it out loud is like, do I do a marathon? Like that’s actually increasing my horizons and like pushing exterior of my consolation zone and, and altering some large behaviors and habits as a way to assist one thing like that. In order that’s one factor once I take into consideration this 12 months, it’s about increasing and with increasing, there’s change that has to occur.

David Freeman
If I had a phrase, it will most likely be current. And in our each day, we’re doing a lot, responding to emails, textual content messages, making telephone calls. And what we’re considering is, since we’re having so many contact factors, we’re being impactful. And the fact is, we’re most likely not placing as a lot time and being current for no matter it might be. And also you’re shedding most likely the worth of what could possibly be there since you’re shifting on to the subsequent factor.

So my goal or what I need to change for this 12 months is simply being extra current. And I really feel like being a lot extra intentional with the time when I’m doing a factor can positively elevate me in a whole lot of methods. So I’m gonna be far more current this 12 months.

Jamie Martin
It’s so attention-grabbing, David, that that’s your phrase. As someone who we don’t see one another in particular person loads. So once we received to spend time in New York collectively for the awards, we had been additionally there with two different colleagues with us.

And I don’t know if I ever advised you this, however after we left, certainly one of them stated, David is superb in how he may be, he’s trying forward, he’s considerate, however he’s additionally proper current and he’s conscious of all the things that’s taking place on this second. So I feel you might be already so current in methods possibly you don’t understand, however I completely hear you as a result of in our day-to-day life, it will possibly really feel like we’re being pulled in 100 totally different instructions. However I feel it is best to know that like, that was an commentary that certainly one of our colleagues shared with us after that occasion as a result of they’re like, it’s superb. Like he’s proper there, he’s proper in it with you. However then, , he’s all the time received, he’s like excited about that different factor as effectively and like how he can contribute to, like this dialog we’re having or this subsequent factor that we’re doing collectively.

David Freeman
Yeah, the in-person piece is the present set that I positively know that I can join with as a result of it’s in particular person. And that’s the undivided consideration I now know how one can put the telephone away and be current. In order that’s the factor that I do know that I can proceed to champion. It’s the different issues of over committing, of making an attempt to ensure I’m mentoring over right here, responding to that e mail over right here, recapping that e mail there, simply to say, hey, I heard you, I noticed you, as a result of I perceive the worth. And I’m all the time considering of how I’m receiving issues. So I all the time wanna type of assist reciprocate a whole lot of that power. And my mother all the time advised me, it’s my present and my curse. I attempt to please all people. And he or she stated, you’re not gonna be all people’s cup of tea. So be you, proper? Be you, be genuine, and do your greatest, is all the time what she used to say to me. So, and that’s the factor. I do know that if I may be extra intentional with being current with no matter it’s that I’m doing, I feel it would yield a lot extra.

Jamie Martin
David, it sounds such as you, oh, how do I need to phrase this? Like possibly it is advisable work out the place the fitting place is to say no to be able to say sure to the fitting issues. You realize what I imply? I feel, isn’t that like the entire concept of that Shonda Rhimes ebook from a number of years in the past, the 12 months of sure, was like, it was actually about saying sure, however then understanding what she needed to say no to so she may say sure to the precedence, proper? And the issues that we’re going to make the most important distinction.

David Freeman
Yeah, I name it the artwork of delegation, proper? And the craziness of that is we’re afraid to delegate as a result of we need to nonetheless be in management. And that’s the attractive half about management. You’ve been pouring into so many alternative people and now it’s the belief of like, all proper, now permit them to run with this and belief them to get it carried out versus I received to have my hand over right here, hand over there. In order that’s the facility of crew. You possibly can’t do all of it by your self.

And in relation to management, the issues that you just’re doing with these people, spending time with them day in and day trip, that’s the chance now to indicate like, have they been retaining this data? Can they go and do that? And you bought to, you bought to permit them to go on the market. And I wish to say this and folks take it as a nasty factor, however permit individuals to fail. Why? As a result of they acquire from that have. And I’m not hoping that they do fail. However even when they do, they’re going to come back again higher than what they went in.

Jamie Martin
Yeah, there’s one thing all the time to be discovered from a failure, proper? Like what can we develop? What can I be taught from this? How can I develop from this? Um, however I feel to your level is like, it takes, we’ve got to, , empower and belief the individuals round us once we delegate, , and know that it’s not going to be precisely how we’d have carried out it. Um, I used to be excited about this once more not too long ago, trigger it’s been, gosh, I’m occurring, I feel I’ve been the editor in chief of Expertise Life now for seven years, and I had this time period the place I used to be making an attempt to type of be someone else in my job and I used to be failing.

Like I wasn’t failing like outwardly, proper? However inwardly, I’m like, this isn’t working. And it wasn’t till I used to be in a position to like do it as me and empower my crew with issues that I didn’t have to personal that it actually felt like I used to be beginning to succeed. And I feel that’s the place there’s some magnificence and like alternatives for progress and to not try to do all of it your self, proper? Like, or to try to do it like anyone else to your level. Like present up as you, be authentically you and see what occurs.

David Freeman
For certain. Yeah, I feel we additionally, as a society, we’ve turn out to be accustomed to changing into a title versus simply creating the motion and doing the issues. I shared this with lots of people that I’ve mentored. I wrote down again in 2016, see what number of years had been faraway from that. However again in 2016, I ended up manifesting in my head what I needed to turn out to be, director of Alpha. And it was solely what, possibly a 12 months or two in the past that I grew to become director of Alpha. In order that was again in 2016. However I operated my mindset and all the things as if I used to be that versus ready on the title to now do the actions that will take me to turn out to be a director. So I feel we received to function within the issues that we need to turn out to be versus ready on the title to now do these issues as effectively. So don’t get caught up within the title. Do the work, do the work.

Jamie Martin
And create the change, proper, that it is advisable must get you there, proper? Like when you’ve got this imaginative and prescient, in case you’re manifesting one thing, there’s work that’s gonna occur to get you there, which implies issues are gonna have to alter. So again to type of like the place we began, this entire concept of navigating change, like sure, it may be scary, we are able to resist it, however the actuality is it doesn’t matter what we do, it’s gonna occur, ? And also you and I talked type of offline the opposite day. It’s like, , issues have modified for me since I turned 40 versus once I was 20. You realize, it’s issues about our bodily health change or about our psychological well-being change or all these items. Like at no matter age or stage we’re at in life, we’re coping with change. And sometimes I learn this actually attention-grabbing statistic. I feel I wrote about it in EL one time, the place it was like, in case you requested me proper now how a lot I’m going to alter within the subsequent 10 years, I’d say not that a lot. I’m going to most likely do the identical type of exercises. I’m going to have the identical group of buddies and take heed to the identical type of music. However while you look again from proper now to the place I used to be 10 years in the past, loads has modified.

So, what I imply? So it’s like, irrespective of the place you might be, change is occurring. And even in case you’re like, eh, I’m gonna be similar to I used to be, like we’re altering on a regular basis.

David Freeman
That’s so humorous. I’d say the identical factor in relation to being within the well being and health trade, seeing a lot over time, being in 5 totally different markets. And I keep in mind having a dialog with the lead normal again in St. Louis Park in Minnesota. And at that cut-off date, I’d think about like nearly like prime.

And clearly now we are able to say, yeah, we’re in our prime now. We all the time maintain saying prime now, proper? Trigger we maintain, we maintain getting higher with what it’s that we’re doing. However from simply bodily, so far as my energy, my restoration, the best way I can most likely not even do a warmup and get issues carried out. And it was, I’m having a dialog at present with a person, I’m 40, this particular person is 27. And we had been speaking concerning the exercise. And he or she was asking, it’s like, why are you right here half-hour early to heat up? I’m like, oh, in case you solely knew.

However again once I was 27, didn’t do these issues. So it’s so relative, however the actuality of simply understanding that we’ve got modified a lot, however what we do is we get caught up in that have of what was and assume that we are able to nonetheless do. That’s why you see so many people, like they’re championing what the previous was and it’s onerous to let that go versus understanding what that was and now championing that message to the long run.

So understanding how one can navigate and say, hey, all proper, I’m 40 now, to not say I can’t do a whole lot of, I can nonetheless do a whole lot of the issues, however pour the power into my son or his crew or my daughter and giving them the hacks of life, if you’ll, to get them higher on this house. So additionally understanding how one can let go of sure issues and simply champion it differently as effectively.

Jamie Martin
Yeah, so we’re navigating change, we’re embracing change, we’re type of changing into who we had been type of all the time meant to be at any given second in time. And that’s going to alter within the subsequent tomorrow, the subsequent 12 months, no matter that finally ends up being. And I feel that’s simply a great way to type of lead us, , into this subsequent season of the podcast, , we all know that in relation to well being and wellness and all the assorted aspects of that’s it’s like, it requires like behavior and habits change typically loads. And, , we need to be that useful resource for you, our listeners to know that like we’ve received some suggestions and tips, but additionally like some confirmed analysis backed issues which might be going to actually assist you to make significant progress in your, , towards no matter purpose you’re working in direction of. In order that’s all the time our purpose with Life Time Talks. Um, typically it’s complimented with content material at Expertise Life or at ExperienceLife.com, however , we need to be right here for you as a go-to useful resource. And so we’re excited to have you ever tuning again in for one more season. Um, David, something you need to add earlier than we log off?

David Freeman
Yeah. Simply saying, uh, piggybacking off what Jamie simply stated, like this, this podcast is a device, it’s a useful resource. And this data that you just’re consuming is nice that you just’re consuming it. Nevertheless it’s the appliance of the gadgets that we’re going over that the true change occurs. So in case you’re trying to turn out to be higher together with your well being and health, sure, devour the data, however you bought to have the ability to apply a few of it to really see the change. So you’ll want to not solely devour, however begin to apply to see how issues are how your physique responds to the way you reply to it, mentally, so on and so forth. So software is energy, we are saying data is energy, I say it’s the appliance of the data that’s energy.

Jamie Martin
Hmm, I really like that. So on that notice, we would like you to know that in case you ever have concepts for episodes, if there’s stuff you’re combating, you possibly can completely attain out to us. You possibly can submit content material concepts and ship your suggestions. We need to know what you’re considering and feeling and if there’s extra that you really want from us as , you’re fearless Life Time Talks podcast cohosts.

David Freeman
We’ll see y’all quickly.

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Jamie Martin
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David Freeman
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Jamie Martin
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