The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

The Person You Want to Be, with Eric Teplitz

On this podcast, I interview guests about their life journeys – their experiences, inflection points, insights, and aspirations. My hope is that these conversations inspire you to reflect more deeply about the person YOU want to be, and to take deliberate action in that direction, without delay.

Episodes

June 11, 2024 76 mins

James Hollis had achieved all his significant life goals by the age of 30. Yet he was visited by a major depression that sent him into his first hour of therapy at age 35.

In this conversation, we discuss the arc of his personal and professional transformation, as well as inquire about the mysterious nature and workings of the human soul.

James Hollis Links:
Website: https://jameshollis.net/
Author's...

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Cris Hazzard - aka “Hiking Guy” - has built an ever-growing following of both devotees to the outdoors and newbies with his highly detailed, easy to follow, and down-to-earth online hiking guides.

Cris is on a mission to get people outside and appreciating the benefits of nature, knowing full well that this will help them feel renewed, restored, rejuvenated, and alive.

He also knows that doing so will garner that ...

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Eric Maisel has been coaching creative and performing artists for the past 35 years. Over that time, he has also authored more than fifty books on subjects such as the creative life, mental health, life purpose and meaning making, and self-authorship.

In this conversation, we begin by discussing some of the biggest obstacles people face in becoming the person they want to be. From there, Dr. Maisel shares some tips for mak...

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February 6, 2024 121 mins

Susan Werner is a versatile singer/songwriter and a highly engaging musical performer.

Her songs run the gamut stylistically from folk to country to pop to jazz to "agnostic gospel" to showtunes and beyond.

In this interview, Susan candidly shares the highs and lows of her path toward authentic creative self-expression.

Susan Werner Links:
Website: https://susanwerner.com/
Facebook: htt...

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November 28, 2023 100 mins

Just as I did for the Season One Finale, I have pulled together clips here from each interview of Season Two, and organized them into themes that highlight key aspects of becoming The Person You Want to Be:

Category #1: Listening to your life for clues.
Category #2: Reading books / taking in good quality inputs.
Category #3: Eliciting or accepting help from outside sources.
Category #4: Using difficulties, chal...

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In this audio essay, I present a case for viewing your own mortality as an ally in living your best life.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/better-humans/3-ways-to-become-besties-with-your-own-mortality-567cee8e67a3

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE previ...

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November 14, 2023 8 mins

In this audio essay, I share some thoughts about why self-compassion can be so difficult, but also how it can be immensely helpful and healing.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/illumination/kindsight-ef592a394102

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
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November 7, 2023 5 mins

In this audio essay, I share a profound lesson in perspective imparted to me at Arches National Park in Utah.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/@ericteplitz/the-sky-always-wins-21129bfa2d86

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online co...

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Kent Weishaus had a successful career in television when, in his fifties, he decided to completely switch gears in search of work that would have a more positive social impact.

He is the author of the recently released book "Stop Breaking Down: The Secret to Avoiding Overwhelm and Crack-Up".

Kent Weishaus Links:
Website: https://www.kentw.net/
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Stop-Breaking-Down-Av...

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October 24, 2023 23 mins

In this audio essay, I provide a seven-step framework for building self-discipline, derived from my experience training for and completing my first-ever marathon.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://betterhumans.pub/iron-discipline-these-7-steps-can-help-you-accomplish-your-goals-5e8c7a587274

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultati...

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October 17, 2023 170 mins

In September 2020, at the age of 25, Danny published Episode 1 of a long-form interview podcast called simply: The Danny Miranda Podcast.

34 months later, The Danny Miranda Podcast reached the milestone of one million plays (including downloads and YouTube views).

It is in the top 1% of all podcasts in the world in terms of its reach, and as of our recording date he has released a staggering 414 episodes.

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October 10, 2023 9 mins

In this audio essay, I share with you how mindfulness meditation can be helpful in practical terms.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/@ericteplitz/begin-again-78462ac2de7b

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
Access a FREE preview of Eric's online course "Openin...

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In my conversation with grief therapist and educator Mitch Davidowitz about his life, he shares a number of examples of fortuitous experiences that, for him, proved to be catalysts for personal transformation. They each were pivotal to his becoming the person he was to become, many aspects of which were completely unplanned.

For me, it brings up a lot of questions. Are we being nudged by life to move in a particular direct...

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September 26, 2023 17 mins

In this audio essay, I offer an alternative to labeling yourself as "lazy" that is more empowering and may help you get in touch with your motivation.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/@ericteplitz/laziness-is-not-the-issue-e11cb67ec839

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-wi...

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A rare neurological disease. Divorce. Cancer. Business catastrophes.

Pat Wetzel has had her share of “bumps in the road.”

Yet, her adventurous spirit, perseverance, and curiosity have allowed her to reinvent herself time and again and tap into previously unimagined possibilities for meaning and fulfillment.

Out of a strong desire to learn how others have managed to overcome massive challenges in their own...

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September 12, 2023 18 mins

In this audio essay, I share my philosophy on how to find the love of your life.
(One correction to the content within: this was recorded while I was still 50 years old, but I've since turned 51! )

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/illumination/how-to-find-the-love-of-your-life-f54191e39f87

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FRE...

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27 was a pivotal age for Clementine Moss. That was the year she decided to take up learning to play the drums, and that she attended her first ten-day Vipassana meditation retreat.

Little did she know the lasting impact each of these decisions would have on her life, nor the ways in which these parallel disciplines would complement each other and liberate her creative spirit.

Clem is the founder and drummer of Zep...

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August 29, 2023 8 mins

In this audio essay, I share a potentially liberating perspective that serves as an argument for going after what you want in life.

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/change-your-mind/you-cant-screw-up-455fb49b5dcc

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
Schedule a FREE coaching consultation: http://ericteplitz.com/work-with-me/
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Born and raised in Serbia, Aleksandra Vancevska today lives in London, where she is a biomedical researcher at the Francis Crick Institute and a Gestalt therapist-in-training at the Metanoia Institute.

She also paints, dances, practices and teaches yoga, hosts a podcast called “Being and Doing” and serves as an interviewer on another podcast, “Humans of Gestalt”!

In this wide-ranging conversation, Aleks shares insights on h...

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August 15, 2023 13 mins

Journaling is a simple yet powerful practice that has made a profound difference in my life.

In this audio essay, I describe 5 key benefits that I hope will inspire you to give it a try (or, to give it another try!).

For a written version of this essay, go to: https://medium.com/change-your-mind/the-value-of-journaling-c83472752dac

About Your Host, Eric Teplitz:
Website: http://ericteplitz.com/
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