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DOPEamine | Dynamic Personal Empowerment

DOPEamine | Dynamic Personal Empowerment

By Christian Rivera
DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment, creative expression, and dynamic personality growth of humans around the world.

We create podcasts, articles, YouTube channels, and programs to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and flow with your dynamic self!

We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to help you flow with life and bring your best self to the world.
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Myers-Briggs Basics: A Brief History
Myers-Briggs Basics is a short series introducing the Myers-Briggs personality type system. We're covering the history, the usage, the theory, and more in this 7-part series. Once you're done with the series, you can join our more in-depth course to understanding your brain wiring for use in coaching or your creative practice at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/myers-briggs-breakdown
12:55
October 23, 2020
The INTP Empowerment Guide (Program Preview)
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   Today, Christian Rivera shows a preview of The INTP Empowerment Guide, a program designed to support the in-depth growth for the INTP who is focused on greatness and personal growth. The aim is to give advice that you can't find anywhere else from the experience of a fellow INTP who has a successful career, happy relationship, and continues to get things done. The program includes actionable advice in a series of podcast-style videos to help you dive deep into your cognitive functions, utilize your shadow functions for productive growth, and learn how your functions affect your energy. By the end you'll finally feel seen, supported, have tools you can use, and a program you can reference as you develop your Dynamic Personality as a one-of-a-kind INTP.   Pick up the INTP Launch Kit at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/the-intp-launch-kit   Pick up the INTP Empowerment Guide at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/the-intp-empowerment-guide  Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!   Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.  We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
11:30
October 21, 2020
What is Dynamic Personality?
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   Today we're introducing a concept called Dynamic Personality, which is not a type system but a philosophy of how to use typology and growth systems for personal growth. The philosophy puts emphasis on using these systems to support a search for where we are, not just who we are. This means an acceptance of dynamic growth as we ourselves change and encounter new challenges and dynamics through our lives.   Pick up the INTP Launch Kit at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/the-intp-launch-kit   Pick up the INTP Empowerment Guide at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/the-intp-empowerment-guide  Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!   Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!    We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.  We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine  Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
25:13
October 19, 2020
Myers-Briggs Basics: Introduction
Myers-Briggs Basics is a short series introducing the Myers-Briggs personality type system. We're covering the history, the usage, the theory, and more in this 7-part series. Once you're done with the series, you can join our more in-depth course to understanding your brain wiring for use in coaching or your creative practice at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/myers-briggs-breakdown
26:24
October 16, 2020
Introduction to Shadow Work and Developing a Dynamic Personality
Integral Life Practice: https://amzn.to/34FX3Mf Today we're talking about shadow work, some practical practices related to shadow and introducing a concept I'm bringing to the platform called "Dynamic Personality" which is a philosophy, not a type system, related to how we can grow using multiple personality and developmental models. That can include Myers-Briggs, Spiral Dynamics, Enneagram, and more.  In this episode we largely reference and read from the book Integral Life Practice by Ken Wilber and many more bold thinkers of the post-modern world. You can also listen to Personality Hacker's Transcending Your Personality and Finding Your True Essence: https://pca.st/o5h3s6ns Sign up for a Profiling Session at http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
1:09:38
October 12, 2020
Why Do Some INTPs Think Everyone is "Stupid?"
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   Today we're talking the INTP relationship to calling other people stupid and what that may mean about ourselves.    Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!   Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.   We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
18:07
October 8, 2020
How to Develop a Creative Career as an INTP
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   This video is all about how I created a creative career as an INTP. I work as a freelance digital producer, which means photography, video, web design, graphic design, and podcast production. My career has been full of various skills, opportunities, and challenges. The biggest thing for me was learning to say yes and let go of self-judgement. This video serves as a pep talk for how you can get started on or continue to develop your creative career.   #INTP #INTPCreativity #INTPCareers   Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!    Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.   We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
23:10
October 7, 2020
Finding Joy in this Shit Show of a Year
Today we're talking about finding Joy in the shit show of a year. Amidst the pandemic, immense loss, political and social unrest, financial burden, and other heavy elements we must find the little cracks of joy in life. This talk is a precursor to a Webinar I'm working on related to this topic to help you find joy amidst your life and challenges. Sign up for our email list at http://www.dopeamine.life to get notified first of when that's available. You can the book "Joyful" here: https://amzn.to/30eS1VT
26:16
October 2, 2020
Embracing "Woo-Woo" as an INTP
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   As INTPs, it can be a challenge to embrace different modes of thinking behind logic and science. It's not as if embracing woo-woo defies science, it's simply science we don't yet understand. And what I'm presenting is not exactly belief, which is what turns INTPs off as well. This episode is about seeing the world in a more open that allow for greater personal connection, gratitude, and perspective.   Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!   Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.  We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
31:40
September 24, 2020
The Social Dilemma | Accepting Our Shadow
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   I've recently watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix and wanted to share some of my thoughts on social media and how that has affected our ability to do personal shadow work. We used to be able to do this important deep inner work almost by accident but now we're able to distract it away with "doom-scrolling" and keeping ourselves busy with the next hit of dopamine.  Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!   Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.  We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
28:06
September 21, 2020
Combining Typology Systems for INTP Personal Growth
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp As INTPs, we tend to learn best when we're looking for patterns between disparate ideas. That's why we're talking about combining systems for personal growth. The real a-ha moments tend to come when we have a few points of reference. In this case we're talking about Myers-Briggs, The Enneagram, Spiral Dynamics, Chakras, and Objective Personality. How can we begin to look at the common threads between these systems to grow as INTPs? Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more! Please like, subscribe and share with a friend! DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world! We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential! DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care. We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms. C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more! Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
31:23
September 17, 2020
One Year on YouTube: What now? | Philosophies for Personal Empowerment
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   This episode is a year-in-review for this channel along with some philosophies, rules, guidelines, and ideas for how this channel is going to move forward. I've learned a lot in the past year about being an INTP, how to serve INTPs, and what it takes to be a personal empowerment YouTube channel.   Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!   Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.  We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.  C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip: http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE   Ready to make money by selling your own products? Try Sellfy for 14 days free: http://get.sellfy.com/christianrivera1129
25:14
September 14, 2020
Nothing is Wasted | What I Learned from Failure
Join the mailing list for a free book all about INTPs at https://mailchi.mp/74413d8e8a1d/cosmicintp   Earlier this year I began making a personality type chat bot. I spent all year on it and recently decided to let it go. I share some of the processing of letting go of something I've invested a lot of time, effort, and emotional energy into. And what that means for the future of DOPEamine.  Go to http://www.dopeamine.life to get a personality profiling session, listen to podcast episodes, articles, self-learning opportunities and more!    Please like, subscribe and share with a friend!   DOPEamine is a platform dedicated to the personal empowerment and creative expression for all kinds of humans around the world!   We create podcasts, articles, youtube channels, memberships, and self-learning opportunities to encourage deeper learning, self-discovery, and awaken your innate superpowers to unlock your potential!    DOPEamine serves as a guide to the unveiling of your best-fit personality type to improve your relationships, find your career focus, and reclaim your center with accurate self-care.   We use Carl Jung's Personality Archetypes, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Enneagram, and other psyche-analytical models to support your exploration to unlock your sense of self, your sense of normal, to navigate the world on your terms.   C.Note puts emphasis on the INTP Personality, since he is also an INTP who shares his own experiences and challenges in careers, relationships, health, spirituality, and more!    Self-learning opportunities: http://dopeamine.teachable.com   One-on-one Coaching: http://www.calendly.com/dopeamine   Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine   Leave a tip:  http://www.cash.app/$letsgocnote  http://www.paypal.me/rivalmydesign   Music Intro: https://soundcloud.com/getright53/get-right-53-jawn-ft-ms-jade-pharaoh-deniro   Music Outro via SoundStripe. Sign up with promo code DOPEAMINE to get 10% off! https://soundstripe.com?fpr=dopeamine   Get a free Audio Book with Audible: http://www.audibletrial.com/DOPEAMINE
32:28
September 7, 2020
Being Assertive Versus Being Confrontational | Setting Boundaries for INTPs, other TPs and FJs
Today we're talking about the difference between being assertive versus being controversial about your boundaries. This means owning your identity as an INTP, ISTP, ENTP, ESTP, INFJ, ISFJ, ENFJ, and ESFJ as someone who has introverted thinking in your cognitive stack. We talk about this concept in relation to the drama triangle and the empowerment dynamic to help us assert our boundaries in a way that actually sticks and honors who we are. YouTube version: https://youtu.be/k1BptpsVJgM Sign up for a profiling session at http://www.dopeamine.life
16:13
August 28, 2020
Managing Mental Illness Symptoms Using Personality Type Systems | INTP Cyclothymia and ADHD
Mental Illness is already difficult to deal with as it is but having to deal with not feeling normal is even more difficult. Personality type systems offer the opportunity to define normal for yourself to that if you're saying that you're not normal then you at least know what normal is. It's a way of knowing your center, your focal point, so that you can reclaim who you are and keep yourself from stretching too thin. On this episode we break down how we can better manage mental illness symptoms using personality type systems. Get your free INTP eBook at http://www.bit.ly/cosmiccalibration
39:15
August 13, 2020
When Self-fulfilling Prophecies Occur and When to Embrace Belief
Today on the show we're talking about Self-fulfilling Prophecies and how they enable negative futures for ourselves. We can begin to reframe our outlook on the future by manifesting a vision that is more accurate to out wants and needs instead of a fixation on avoidance of an outcome. You can read our companion article at https://www.dopeamine.life/post/when-self-fulfilling-prophecies-occur-and-when-to-embrace-belief?postId=5f2d42e397dc2700174cef32 and sign up for audible at http://www.audibletrial.com/dopeamine
33:15
August 8, 2020
Is comparison really the thief of joy?
Today we're talking about what it means to compare yourself to others. We often hear a quote that says "Comparison is the thief of joy" but on this episode I suggest that there are ways to make comparison a joy. Let's talk about competition and rivalry like that of Goku and Vegeta, Romulans and Starfleet, or Red Sox and Yankees.
24:11
July 31, 2020
How We Can Get Positive Effects from Video Games
Today we're talking about video games and how the medium allows for an expansion of storytelling and experiences. However, just like anything else, it can be abused. So let's talk about how we can get the most out of video games.
25:15
July 28, 2020
Harnessing Fear to Make Meaningful Change
Fear is a tricky concept, especially in the world of Coronavirus. Fear can keep us from going forward, can shell is up or make us run away. The challenge, however, is that fear can also be a valid motivator. You can't have bravery without fear to face and expressing fear is an important first step to strengthening yourself. We also reference the enneagram and how it relates to the behavior of the United States of America during this pandemic.
29:44
July 6, 2020
How We Can Save The World
We all grow up with different versions of what it means for the world to be saved. Some of us think we need buckle down and do more of what we're doing, others feel we need massive change. And while there are elements to each that are true, the real issue is understanding what kind of work we need to do to eventually meet in the middle and focus our energy in the right direction. I primarily focus on American Politics in the episode but I hope it's enough to translate to your part of the world. If not, let me know what you feel needs to be addressed within yourself.
44:16
June 29, 2020
Processing the Loss of My Brother as an INTP
My brother passed away a few weeks ago and I took a bit of time off from my youtube channel to process some of the grief of that loss. This episode is about sharing this process, especially for me as an INTP, and what we can all do to properly grief in the most extreme or even simple losses that we need to spend time dealing with. Sign up for your own Myers-Briggs Profiling Session at http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
32:20
June 22, 2020
Moving Forward using Spiral Dynamics
Whether we're dealing with mental health issues or looking at the world's challenges, there are moments when we tend to get stuck. Today on the show, we're using spiral dynamics to talk a bit about identifying when we get stuck and what to do next. How we can stop judging ourselves in order to face forward and move forward? How can we stop attaching acknowledgement to judgement?  Intro to Spiral Dynamics: https://pca.st/zfsjw9tv Sign up for a Myers-Briggs Personality Profiling Session: http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
30:55
June 15, 2020
Support Requires Strength
During this very important #blacklivesmatter movement there has been a struggle with identifying how we can best support others and ourselves in the midst of this movement. One of those very important ways is to ground ourselves within our sense of self. That means that if we are not honoring who are and grounded in who we are it becomes very difficult to provide the support we can for others. This episode breaks that down. http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
22:25
June 7, 2020
Logical and Direct Leadership
This is a quick episode in support of George Floyd and #blacklivesmatter. Throughout the discussions I've had online so far, it's clear to me that I want to support and nurture direct and logical leadership. That we get caught up in blurry lines and vague assumptions or implications. If we can be clear, we can know where to go from here. We also talk about roles in leadership as a developing person.
20:30
June 2, 2020
What is Cynicism Trying to Tell Us?
On this episode we dive into cynicism. What is cynicism? What does it mean? How does it show up and is it useful? We have a companion article you can check out at: https://www.dopeamine.life/post/what-is-cynicism-trying-to-tell-us Sign up for a Myers-Briggs Profiling Session at http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession 
27:54
May 25, 2020
Unconscious Self-Judgment
I've noticed an influx of people on twitter and in the comments of my videos and podcasts expressing solidarity for what they experience but also including judgment with their acknowledgement. This episode is meant to help point some of that out in you to begin noticing your criticisms but not applying them to your identity. Sign up for a profiling session at http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
22:35
May 19, 2020
Sam
My older brother passed away suddenly. I wanted to share some of my thoughts and support those also grieving.
13:45
May 18, 2020
What are Thoughts and Feelings?
Today on the show we're covering the very intuitive question of "What are thoughts and feelings?" The reason I ask this question is because it helps to know some version of what these concepts are. We think all the time, we feel all the time but do we really know what's going on? And how can knowing what's going on help with self-judgement? Let's break it down on this episode. Sign up for a profiling session at http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
38:32
May 13, 2020
Animal Crossing and Ikigai: The Secret to Long Life
Today on the show I'm joyed by my lovely partner Molly (instagram.com/thedarlingrevolution) to talk about Animal Crossing and it's link to the practice of Ikigai, a way of living of a long life. We share some of our experience with Animal Crossing, how it's been helpful as a grounding process, helping us connect with our friends, and be productive while also redefining our relationship with rest.  Sign up for a one-on-one Personality Profiling Session at http://www.dopeamine.life/profilingsession
43:22
May 5, 2020
The Open Sea of Truth and Opinion
Today on the show we're talking about the difference between truth and opinion as well as how this translates to the open internet, or as I like to call it...the open sea! We're going to use some pirate metaphors to talk about conflict on the internet in relation to truth and opinion.  Sign up for a profiling session at http://www.bit.ly/profilingsession
37:13
April 27, 2020
Making Sense of the World
Today we're talking about how we can even begin to make sense of the world. We're out here dealing with a Pandemic and all of the psychological challenges that come along with it. Where do we even begin with managing ourselves and having patience for others? I share my perspective on what it means to hold space for others and begin the process of understanding others' varying perspectives. Sign up for a Myers-Briggs Profiling Session at http://www.bit.ly/profilingsession Sign up for The INTP Productivity Workshop at http://www.bit.ly/intpproductivityworkshop
37:35
April 20, 2020
The Importance of Documenting Our Stories
Today on DOPEamine we're talking about the importance of documenting your story. Each one of us has a unique story to tell, a story that is often driven by the context of our circumstances. Stories don't have to literally be words...they can be paintings, drawings, sculpture, etc. but they are relics of our time here on earth. Our stories are signals for our future selves and for future generations to know what to look out for, to not feel so alone, and seek guidance when lost in difficult times. While it's valid to move on and pretend that the CoronaVirus isn't something we need to address in the content we make, the stories we tell about our context is a (hopefully) once in a lifetime opportunity to share our personal experience and expression of the many contexts we get to experience in our lives.
45:02
April 14, 2020
This is terrible.
Today on the show we're talking about my personal experience with the Coronavirus pandemic. While last episode was a bit about advice, this one is a bit more about my raw expression of how I feel about this whole thing. So, if you're not feeling like you want to hear someone vent then go ahead and move onto another episode or show. Still here? Great, let's do this!
34:59
April 5, 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic, Expectations and Intense Self-Care
Today we're talking about the Coronavirus Pandemic and what it means for my own mental health management. With so much big stuff happening in the world, focus may be our biggest strength right now. I don't mean productivity but I mean personal awareness, intense self-care, and checking in with friends. It's easy to see the world's failings as a means to panic but focusing on what we can control is always a positive recipe for managing anxiety.
35:43
March 30, 2020
Work and Play Cycles
As many of are working from home and may not be used to it, I wanted to talk about how to pay attention to our own cycles a bit. We all know about circadian rhythm but our mental cycles are a different story. We have work modes and play modes which both need attention to be in better control of our stress and anxiety. Knowing your personality type helps identify when you may need to shift into one mode or the other. With what's going on in the world I think it'll be more important than ever to be aware of our own needs and establish our own sense of normal.
24:23
March 25, 2020
INTP Stress: From Drama to Empowerment
Today on the show we're talking about how INTPs can handle some of the difficulties that recent times present. Stress is a big challenge for every personality type but each type tends to handle stress in different ways. Many can use that stress to harm or make other lives difficult or choose to use that energy to empower themselves and others. We're talking quite a bit about the drama triangle and the empowerment dynamic to encourage positive use of the INTP Introverted Sensing and Extraverted Feeling functions in times of crisis. Companion Article: https://www.dopeamine.life/post/each-myers-briggs-personality-types-coping-style-from-drama-to-empowerment Finding and Maintaining Relationships for INTPs: https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/finding-and-maintaining-relationships-for-intps FREE INTP Q&A E-book at http://www.bit.ly/cosmiccalibration Join our Patreon for support from a caring and thoughtful community of creators and seekers who want to connect and focus on big ideas while also canceling out the destructive noise of neurosis-filled internet. Join us at http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine
33:58
March 16, 2020
Using Myers-Briggs for Therapy (and Patreon Preview)
Today we're talking about how to begin using Myers-Briggs personality theory for therapy and coaching as either a patient or coach. Much of this episode is dedicated to self-assessment of personal needs in relation to every day forms of depression but it can also be helpful to use a language with your therapist to identify when certain needs are going unmet. You can sign up for a profiling session at http://www.bit.ly/profilingsession
45:19
March 10, 2020
Anxiety and Fear of the Unknown | Managing Coronavirus Concerns
Today we're talking a little bit about the Coronavirus and fear that something major like this brings. When you don't know what to expect, don't follow what's going on or react on assumption it can only make things worse. This episodes talks about concepts like the boogeyman under the bed and focusing on what we can shine a light on while managing our own imagination that prevents us from shining a light on that fear in the first place. Subscribe to the show at http://www.dopeamine.life
33:24
March 5, 2020
Why Do We Lie? | A Myers-Briggs Personality Type Study on Lying
Today on the show we're talking about lying. Not just any old lying but why we do lie and how do we lie. What's the importance of lying in our lives? Is it all bad? We use personality types to talk a little bit about how lying shows up for people and share the results of a social study I ran on twitter the question "In what situations do you lie?"  The results are interesting and gives me a whole new perspective on lying. Here's the tweet: https://twitter.com/LetsGoCNote/status/1232078973359796224?s=20 Personality Development 101: http://www.bit.ly/MBTI101 Join our community on Patreon at http://www.patreon.com/dopeamine Finding and Maintaining Relationships for INTPs at http://www.bit.ly/INTPLove
49:41
February 25, 2020
Cancel Out the Noise
Today on the show we're talking about canceling out the noise. What I mean is that the world at large has a lot going on. There are big issues and ways to communicate perspective more than ever. Sometimes we need more of a safe space to process and make a mess as we figure it out but if we constantly fear scrutiny then we can't be honest about the growth we need. It's about how we can better create safe spaces to work it out, grow and become creators instead of victims. Join us at http://www.Patreon.com/dopeamine
23:18
February 20, 2020
Supporting Your Partner's Success and Individuality in Relationships | INTP Male and ENFP Female Relationship
Last night's 2020 Oscars left Molly and I feeling a little mushy about our relationship and some of the good vibes we share around creativity, support and growth. We want to see each other succeed and constantly speak about it. There are times when insecurities come up but we always talk through them. We're quite a happy couple and because of that we figure it would be a good idea to share some of the things that work well for us. Namely, since we've both been through some stuff and have some experience dealing with our own sets of difficult people in our lives. We're always constantly working on nurturing our individuality and respecting that within our relationship while also nurturing the third entity that is the relationship itself. We go pretty deep on what makes our relationships special to us and are hoping you can gleam a few takeaways for own relationships and pursuits. This episode is also a glimpse into what an INTP and ENFP relationship is like.  If you're an INTP having some difficulties with finding or keeping relationships in your life, we've got a pre-order available for our Finding and Maintaining Relationships for INTPs course available for a discounted price until Feb 14th, 2020. Join the class before the price goes up! Sign up at https://dopeamine.teachable.com/p/finding-and-maintaining-relationships-for-intps
48:13
February 10, 2020
What is the Meaning of Life
Since I like asking and answering tough questions, I figured, why not answer one of the toughest ones of all? The meaning of life is probably the most common question asked in times of existential crisis and important one to think about for our personal sense of humanity. So, I don't know, let's give it a shot.
23:08
January 29, 2020
Using Myers-Briggs for Mental Health Empowerment
Today marks a new day as we begin to lean into using Myers-Briggs for Mental Health Empowerment. I've been unsure of it for a long time but I think I'm ready. Myers-Briggs has been an important of my growth and mental health journey. So it only makes sense that I bring all of that knowledge and support to you. That means the audience might smaller but the impact will be that much more important. On this episode I talk all about how we're going to take this important step, what that means for business, what that means for the conversation and what comes next. Go to our website to sign up for your profiling session.
33:45
January 21, 2020
Diagnosing How the World is Affecting You
There's a ton of information that our mind collects about our environment and experience without even realizing it. Beeps, bops, noises, energies, connections, thoughts and feelings can persist when they don't need to be there. This episode is a reminder that you are in control and your job as a human is not take it and become better at tolerating but diagnosing it, acting on it and moving forward.
37:26
January 13, 2020
Anxiety and Control
Anxiety is one of the most common difficulties of the human experience. Many of experience this feeling of having not control over our thoughts and emotions, causing sheer panic as we want it all to stop. But truly, there is only ever one way to stop it and that's to change our perception of thoughts, feelings and behavior to reroute how we think about our experiences altogether. Episode inspired by: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/understanding-the-anxious-mind/201912/the-3-parts-anxiety-thoughts-emotions-and-behaviors
38:38
January 6, 2020
Happy Holidays!
No podcast this week. Just some notes on how you can support the show at Patreon.com/dopeamine
04:16
December 10, 2019
December 2, 2019
00:47
December 2, 2019
Living Up To Your Potential
Today on the show we're talking about living up to your potential and what that narrative can do to us if we fixate on it too much. There's a lot of opportunity to get lost in the future when today is what we need. Also, what happens when we reach our potential? Is there nothing left? Article: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-control/201911/youll-never-reach-your-potential?amp
22:23
December 2, 2019
Emotional Prompts
Today on the show we're talking about emotional prompts in the form of therapy, tapping, tarot, astrology and other methods of emotional prompting. I know sometimes the barrier is often a sense of belief in these ideas but belief is most definitely not required. Even something like Chakras can be a big benefit to your growth when using them as a sounding board to see emotions can be brought up with just a little sensory stimuli.
20:20
November 25, 2019
What is Normal?
There is no such thing as normal. Defining normal, or at least what we mean by it, will allow us to shine a light on the challenge of not feeling normal. In a sense, it's like defining what your goal is. Why do you want to feel normal? What does normal look like to you? Is there a non-traditional way to achieve that feeling or idea? We explore that idea on this episode of DOPEamine! Sign up for our Free Myers-Briggs Audio Tour at http://www.bit.ly/dopeintrototype
23:17
November 19, 2019
Practical Tips for Inattentive and Combined ADHD
ADHD has been a challenge for me all of my life whether or not I recognized that it was there. Now that I know of its existence in my life I can back track and understand the tips and tricks I've given myself to subvert the challenges I've been facing this whole time. Often I translated it as "tricking myself" but in essence I was figuring out and applying well-known tricks for managing these aspects of who I am.  There's a great book called "10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction and Accomplish Your Goals" which helped me hone this list of practical tips. You can get it with this affiliate link here: https://amzn.to/2NFOgS0
50:27
November 12, 2019
Confessions of a Chronic Manipulator and Embracing Our Shadow Selves
We're opening up some uncomfortable wounds on today's episode. I've spent much of my life having some challenging relationships with women, namely because of my perception of myself, what I wanted and how I felt I could get what I wanted. That resulted in a lot of manipulation of behavior, creating undo influence, and seeking out other relationships while in current relationships in order to satisfy I needed I wasn't sure about. This is a story about my connection to myself and sharing my growth in working on integrating this shadow part of me into my life going forward to be a partner and friend.
43:02
November 5, 2019
Feeling so Guilty
Molly and I have been obsessed with the show Catfish lately, and it's likely because there is a ton of social neurosis to unpack. Guilt being one of those common feeling that comes up in a variety of forms. Sometimes it's guilt for getting caught, sometimes it's not realizing the effect you had, sometimes it's not pursuing what you want for fear of the reality being different than expectations. Sometimes it's about not realizing the level of control someone has in our lives. Guilt is seemingly a part of our every day neurosis. We've accepted that feeling guilty is a normal part of life and it certainly is, but what isn't normal is continuing to feel guilty. Especially when we're feeling guilty over every day non-consequential things. There's likely something else to explore there. Are we actually guilty of something? Maybe our guilt is real but it's misplaced. Perhaps we're judging ourselves by the wrong standard. Perhaps we're simply not trusting our own ability to make the decisions we need to make. One of the challenges I wanted to talk about on this episode is how we tend to brush off this feeling of guilt as something that "just happens" or something that shouldn't be addressed in a larger scale or timeline. Guilt can be a gateway drug to being controlled. Guilt can be what is keeping us from transition. Guilt can be holding us back from going for what we want. Guilt can be an excuse to avoid conflict and actually holding others back because you refuse to be honest. As you can tell by my tone, this episode is a bit of a tough love episode. I'm here to challenge you to get out of autopilot and make the change you want to make. I'm here to encourage you but the rest is up to you. If you're interested in coaching, support, or have any questions send me a DM @letsgocnote
47:23
October 29, 2019
Reasons vs. Excuses: ADHD
Lately, I've been learning about some of the challenges in my life related to ADHD. Cyclothymia has been a beast that I've been taming and feeling confident with. My mood disorder is an every 3-month thing but now that I'm learning about ADHD, I'm realizing how much this affects my day-to-day life, my commitments, relationships, and work. I'm having to revisit quite a few moments in my past and learn which scenarios in which I'm "allowed" or capable of speaking up for myself as reasons for my challenges, not excuses for my behavior. I personally feel that as long as we're doing the best we can then our reasons remain valid.  I'm a little low energy this week, so I appreciate the patience of getting through this episode but it's a new important process that I'm very much willing and happy to share with you
37:48
October 22, 2019
Intellectualizing Emotions
What I love about doing this show is that I come across all sorts of new philosophies and topics that we may experience day to day but we not realize how common it is. Intellectualizing our emotions is very much one of those concepts. That means pushing away our feelings, shoving them down, or downplaying them for the sake of social niceties. But there are harmful side effects to suppressing how we really feel or assuming that we are expressing ourselves when we're not.  This podcast episode covers all of these topics and is heavily influenced by this article: https://nickwignall.com/intellectualized-emotions/
42:09
October 15, 2019
The Epidemic of Loneliness
We're in one of the most interconnected times in history while also facing some interesting psychological side-effects of loneliness and physical disconnection. There are greater opportunities than ever to fulfill our life's missions and work without having to interface with others so much, which brings with it the challenge of now having to seek out connection for it's own sake instead of having connection as a byproduct of utility. This means we have to acknowledge the work that we're not doing to actively connect with others and therefore we can't just blame social media and technology for our blunders of missed connection. We need to take a nice hard look at ourselves, how we connect, who we really are, and what messages we're putting out there so that we can genuinely connect in person, much like we used to. Connect with me on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/letsgocnote
47:37
October 8, 2019
Overcoming the Fear of the Blank Page
I've personally had quite the challenge of facing the fear that comes from staring at a blank canvas. What do we want from this blank page? Why is it so intimidating? Is there a problem with me? Where am I going to get the motivation to create? This episode focuses on that topic of motivation and how or why we should simply start creating and giving back to reality. 
36:06
September 30, 2019
What is Your Call to Create?
Every day new creators are born from the ashes of their difficult pasts. Some of the best songs written are expressions of triumph or expressions of love for the teachers in their lives. Creativity, to me, is the desire to give back to reality. What we're giving back is a remix of all of the lessons we've learned, the entertainment we've enjoyed, and the challenges we've had to face in our lives. At some point, we start to appreciate and see the value more and more in what reality has given us and instinctively want to give back to that reality.  Each of us has this call to create, our collection of influences and lessons that we're wanting to translate into an expression. So, what is your call to create? Sign up for my free class called Press Start on Your Brand Messaging, a class designed to help you figure out your X to Y statement that you can take with you to parties or events when you meet new people to quickly explain what you do. It's a great class that has changed a few perspectives and I hope you'll join us! http://www.bit.ly/startmessage
40:09
September 23, 2019
Desperation in Personal Finance, Relationships, and Selling
Desperation is a difficult to shake feeling. You need something to change and you need it to change now. But what strategy is the best for managing desperation? On this episode I talk about desperation in 3 different contexts: personal finance, relationships, and selling. Each one comes with its own challenges but by the end we land on a few common behaviors that we can watch out for when we're in that place of desperation. bit.ly/dopeintrototype
37:00
September 17, 2019
How to be a Grown-Ass Man
These days, it's a challenge to be proud of being a man. If you're caught in the whirlwind of political and religious social media drama it can be easy to feel like being a man is an inferior trait. It could even feel like being a man today means to be less of a man to make room for others. I would beg the opposite of you. The world needs more grown-ass men than ever. Strength, protection, perseverance, honor, reliability, creativity, and growth are all amazing traits that men can bring to the table. What does it mean to be a grown-ass man? Well, for me, it's a few simple concepts. Join our community or Press Start on Your Brand Messaging
45:28
September 10, 2019
Becoming Empowered by Your Mental Illness
I've just come out of one of the most difficult mental health spikes I've experienced in recent memory. The depression side of things wasn't so bad, as I've learned to manage my mental energy with gratitude practices, mediation, and overall giving myself fewer expectations during those difficult times. Mania, however, is a completely different story. Hypomania, which comes along with my Cyclothymia, is a state of being in which I crave a "hit" of some sort. I need a high to keep me going and usually that comes in the form of overspending, over-drinking and an accelerated, and sometimes frightening, sex-drive. The mania sides of things hasn't been easy to manage. So much so that I spent most of my mental health spike in bed trying to stave off these horrible feelings by watching Dragon Ball Super on my phone. But the truth is, in order for me to work through it I've had to spend more time focusing on my emotional difficulties in order to get through mania.  In either case, I need to continue to look at my mental health as an opportunity to grow. What is my mental health telling me that I need to work on? Am I putting too much value on negative emotions? Am I putting too much value on positive emotions? Am I not giving myself enough of an opportunity to breath and remove expectations of myself? Or am I working on my mental and physical health enough in my every day life? This podcast episode explores those ideas of using our mental illness as an opportunity to check-in with where we are, check-in with our mortality, analyze how we feel about ourselves and face the honest difficulties in which we need to face. ------------------------ We now have a community in which you can leave comments, questions, and share your story with us over at http://www.dopeamine.life/community We also have a free brand messaging course available at http://www.bit.ly/startmessage
36:33
September 3, 2019
The 4 Keys to Become Entertaining
It's been a challenge to become comfortable with my brand of thinking, my brand of identity and how I can bring that to the world. Recently, on an episode of Personality Hacker titled "How To Become an Influencer" I was inspired to think about how connective energy is what leads to someone becoming entertaining. Whether you're an educator or motivator, if you've got that spark of identity, with purpose, and it's focused...you can become connective, and therefore, entertaining. This episode is here to break down this concept. This episode is also inspired by "Your Mess is Your Message" by Personality Hacker -------- You can read the article version on our website: 4 Keys to Become Entertaining -------- Press Start on Your Brand Messaging
31:29
August 27, 2019
Secondary Payoffs
The mind is a tricky thing, so much so that it is very easy for us to convince ourselves that bad things are good for us or that good things can have consequences. Secondary Payoffs is a concept tied to this mental trickery. A secondary payoff is the continued feeling of getting rewards from bad behavior. Sugar tasting good, cigarettes calming stress, or alcohol taking away our worry. Conversely, secondary losses are the feeling that changing our behavior will lead to rejection, bad feelings, further stress, greater problems, or self-loathing.  This episodes covers the breadth of excuses that we make for ourselves to continue living a life of secondary payoffs. We also discuss secondary losses and how to get yourself back on the right track.
53:51
August 20, 2019
Why We Find Toxic People Interesting
From reality TV to that loud neighbor yelling at her cats, why do we find toxic people to be interesting? Could it be that we're hoping to feel better about ourselves by surrounding ourselves with difficult people? Do we not feel worth of love from healthy people? Do we not think of ourselves and healthy and feel we deserve to be surrounded by toxic people? There's a myriad of reasons why toxicity is so interesting to us and why it keeps our attention. We study toxicity, we live in it, and we can create it to make life just a little more interesting. Because sometimes we create toxic environments simply because we're bored. A lack of gratitude for the moment could be another reason.  In this episode, we break down all of the potential reasons that we're attracted to toxic behavior and how some simple mental reframes can pull us out of these toxic situations.
31:50
August 13, 2019
The Power of Stress
Stress is a feeling we are all very familiar with. We often put it on ourselves more than we need to and much of it comes from some sense of magical thinking. Magical in the sense that we're trying to predict the future or make the future come sooner. There are other kinds of stress that are healthy, mechanisms that warn us of actual danger, but if we're dealing with such intense stress in our daily lives that we can't see the difference between chronic stress and acute stress, then we might be in for some trouble.  This episode is meant to help differentiate what is acute stress and what is chronic stress that we tend to put on ourselves. I've also got some tips on how to mitigate that long-term stress and stay present. This episode was inspired by Art of Manliness Podcast Episode #525: How to Stress Proof Your Body and Brain I also recommend going to back to listen to How to say "No" episode and Personal Narratives to help manage that chronic stress. It also helps to learn about personality typology to know what brings you the most stress in your life.
37:02
August 6, 2019
Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review. This theory is used by many psychologists and personality typology coaching in their trainings and research to help diagnose a person's stage of needs and development. The hierarchy focuses on 5 key areas: Physiological Needs, Safety and Security, Love and Belonging, Esteem, and Self-Actualization. This model helps a person to see which needs of theirs may be going unmet in their day to day lives. And while a person can jump between levels depending on life circumstances, it typically is a fairly linear progression up the pyramid of needs. This model can be particularly powerful when supplemented with other models to assess personal status, relationship disparities, and a personal sense of forgiveness for life circumstances. Today on the show we're talking about how Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs can be used in assessing one's level and place. I share a bit of where I'm at and how this model is useful in navigating relationships, as most relationship conflict occurs because a need is going unmet. Everyone has their own challenges and this model is a great way of seeing how our desire for basic human needs can affect our behavior in day-to-day life. Sign up for the FREE Myers-Briggs course at http://www.bit.ly/dopeintrototype 
48:33
July 30, 2019
How to say "no"
"No" is one of the first words we learn when we're child yet it becomes the word that is the most difficult to use when we need to as we get older. "No" is used in service of setting boundaries and calibrating ourselves to what we want. "No" is an opportunity to be authentic and connect based on our daily realities.  But somehow we struggle with "no." Perhaps its our family training after we've no so much then told not to say no. Perhaps it's an array of people pleasing that leads us to say no when we don't mean it. Or perhaps we overvalue our own experience and assume that the weight of our "no" equals that of a thousand suns.  So what can we do about that? When saying no, have something you're saying yes to. Re-frame that "no" into a yes by adding a win-win moment of value or adding something you can do for them later. We talk about that on today's episode and also share my personal trick of using "I'm good" to say no without the sting of rejection. http://www.dopeamine.life
34:39
July 23, 2019
Personal Narratives
Storytelling is a powerful tool that allows us to connect with others, play with our imagination and tell cautionary tales. And while I'm no expert, even remotely, when it comes to storytelling, I know how powerful it is.  How often do we put ourselves in other people's shoes? The beauty of story is the opportunity to experience something we have never or may never be able to experience in our lives. And that perspective can give us insight into how we can navigate our personal future. Sharing our story with others allows us to let others in as well and gleam insights from our journeys. Without the power of perspective it can be very easy for us to create complex narratives for ourselves that continue to create because it makes sense, or lines up with what has happened to us before. But it's important to remember that the next page doesn't have to look like the one before it. We hold the pen that writes the words on each page. We have the opportunity to change where the story is going. On this episode we talk about story and how it relates to psychological growth. We also talk a bit about The Legend of Zelda and how the mute hero of time creates the opportunity for us to apply perspective into a brave new world. http://www.dopeamine.life
34:39
July 16, 2019
Why it's Important to be Proactive
I've been dealing with some challenges with my to-do list lately, largely around the concept of it getting way too out of control for me to handle while simultaneously feeling like my value is measured on the emptiness of that to-do list. It's as if the emptiness of the to-do list means I can sit back and be done forever, when, as a freelancer that's never going and isn't supposed to happen.  So what's really going on there for me?  Truth is, I'm not being proactive, I'm being reactive and that's why it feels terrible to have a to-do list at all. My tasks are out of control now that I haven't taken the time to make those items a priority sooner. They've moved from not urgent but important to urgent AND important. The latter illicits stop-the-presses sheer panic in every fiber of my being. So my frustration isn't with everything in my to-do list, it's with things that are: Urgent and important - client deadlines and panic. Urgent but not important - my panic around money.  Not urgent and not important - wasting time. The stuff that is not urgent but important are the things that lead to proactive opportunities and are often the things that we love to do. I'm happy, the client is happy, money comes in and the cycle of reciprocity is in full swing.  How do we get there? The core concept is choice. There are typically points in our work and personal relationships in which we have choice though we claim to not have any. There was a situation 10 years ago which I could've made a choice to say no in my past relationship but for fear of losing my partner, a situation exacerbate by my complex feelings about my masculinity and nerdom, I felt I didn't have a choice and went along. Truth is, I had a choice and I made a choice. But instead of recognizing that I decided to build resentment, place blame and carried my perceived lack of choice through the relationship until its end.  In this episode I talk about Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and the concept of being proactive using his 4 quadrant time management model to better prioritize our lives and save ourselves a whole lot of heartbreak in the process. I share my story of what I'm going through today with my business, my to-do list and how that affected my past relationship. I hope you'll join me as we take the ride into proactive land! http://www.dopeamine.life
43:56
July 9, 2019
Creating a Private Victory
In the entrepreneurial and freelance world there is endless discussion about morning routines and how to get your day started off on the right foot. What are the shortcuts? What's the magic pill? What's the best bang for your buck? And frankly, I think we're approaching it all wrong. I just finished reading Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and in that book he talks about private victories. A private victory is a personal sense of accomplish before you have to face the day, face other people and take on other people's problems. A private victory consists of time for spiritual, physical and mental practice. A regular every day practice that is yours to not only appreciate who you are, but to appreciate your body and take time to feed your mind. Every practice is going to look different and be highly individual but the outcome is the same. You take time to connect with who you are, not just what you've become or who you serve. This episode talks about some of my own personal routines and the principles behind Creating a Private Victory. http://www.dopeamine.life
43:59
July 2, 2019
How to Sell Art
Selling art is always a tricky situation. Over and over again I see very similar logic associated with trying to sell art: "The art should sell itself" or "I don't want to be sleazy" or "I don't think my work is worth the cost." These challenges hold every artist back who is already inherently a salesperson if you are already trying to sell your work. Unless you have a salesperson, you ARE the salesperson. So, in this episode, we're going to be discussing how artists can make simple reframes to let go of some of these mindset issues holding us back. - Contributing to society through capitalism. - Removing negative associations with politicians and salesmen - Understanding that good sales is seamless, so you need to look for good examples of it. Let's break it down on today's episode of DOPEamine! Subscribe to the podcast at http://www.dopeamine.life Consider Cosmic Calibration at http://www.bit.ly/cosmicintp
48:13
June 25, 2019
Mini-Retirements
Since I was a kid I've known that I don't want to work for the rest of my life, while at same time, working on projects is very natural to me. So where is that balance? I think it comes in form of mini-retirements. And we can look at mini-retirements a couple of different ways. One is by taking time to be human and managing external pressure, two is by taming our relationship with our phones, and three comes from giving ourselves room to enjoy being a human being. It's not easy to just exist and be a person, and we often associate being rich with appreciating, but I think after this episode we can at least start to think a little more clearly about the time that currently have instead of post-poning our retirement to 65. 
29:00
June 20, 2019
Unsafe
We're tackling a couple of different concepts on this episode, one of those is the idea of feeling unsafe socially then tying it into Graves 4 safety then connecting that to the notion of community then the idea of competition. Recently I've been picking up video games again and game have always been a competition and creative outlet for me. I enjoy the feeling of improving myself and in the process end up finding a sense of community. There are large swaths of online communities focused on improving each other. This only works is everyone is at a similar level, however, that's what keep the community together.  We relate this to Graves-4 in the search for social safety, and sometimes finding that personal sense of safety means being brave.
51:41
June 18, 2019
Feeling Stupid
The moment we're able to assess our place in the world or attempt to understand our place in society, we have moments where we feel stupid for doing, saying or thinking what we want. Feeling stupid can keep us from fully embodying who we are and what we want to be. Feeling stupid is akin to feeling shame and shame is a powerful blocker our lives that keeps us from expressing what we need to express. Today on the show we're talking about how this idea of "feeling stupid" really manifests, what it is and what we can do about it. Because we need to do something about it or it's going to take over. 
29:18
June 11, 2019
51/49
 The 51/49 rule is a very simple concept shaped around the idea of kindness and simply giving a little more than you get. It's not about expectations, it's about giving a little more than what you happen to receive. The concept applies to business, personal relationships and to yourself. If everyone were to follow 51/49 in all of their relationships we'd be a much happier species.  
36:45
May 28, 2019
Poker Strategy as Freelance Strategy
Poker has been a consistent force in my life since I was about 19-years-old. I used to join back alley games, basement games, and even games in mansions let alone the lavish casinos of Atlantic City and Las Vegas. I haven't played as much these days but when I dove in, I dove in hard. I learned all of the ins and outs of the game, which has led to an understanding of poker strategy that has since left the felt and has become an aspect of my freelance life. Poker strategy teaches you how to manage your energy, survey the scene, chip away at big goals, respect your neighbor, and take the luck factor into account. There are loads more to break down but this episode talks specifically about those 5 elements and how you can start utilize those into your freelance career starting today.
36:53
May 21, 2019
depression vs. Depression
Depression is like love in the sense that we use both words interchangeably to mean different things. Love can refer to the love your wife or the love of a hamburger. We inherently know that they're two different things, or at least assume so, but with depression we often don't realize how that can confused for something else entirely. I affectionately called these differences little "d" depression and big "D" depression. The little describes our every day neurosis that we can get into when we're not taking care of our bodies and our minds. Big D depression is often the result of avoiding that management work that needs to be done. The way chemicals work in our mind can often define how or when that manifests for us, but for the most part, that average person who isn't experiencing chemical challenges can stave off depression of both kinds with self-care and heading towards their problems instead of avoiding them. Big D depression can be much more tricky to manage and typically involves some medication or clinical support. Those differences are important for us to know so we don't take our mental health, in any state, for granted.  http://www.dopeamine.life http://www.bit.ly/cosmicintp
38:54
May 14, 2019
Throwing Out Life's Instruction Manual
We have a pretty high chance of having some sort of religious experience in our lives. I don't mean a spiritual awakening experience but I mean falling hard and fast for a framework that has a set list of rules and morals attached to it. That can be any number of ideas that feel like you're a part of a cult and fully buy in to these ideas being the only version of truth. There is some survival purpose in that, but to grow and develop we have to eventually subvert that. We have to realize that we can't dictate or speak for someone else's experience in life. We're all navigating our own details and issues that only our mind can be ready to tackle. At some point, any instruction manual that we've been given about how to navigate life has to be thrown out the window because it no longer applies.  http://www.dopeamine.group http://www.bit.ly/cosmicintp
41:11
April 30, 2019
CULTure
Ever since I was a kid I've been obsessed with culture. Mostly because I didn't fit in much as a nerd and an atheist that didn't really know that other nerds and atheists existed. Everything that was popular was something I didn't really resonate with. Or at least that's how I felt but I never realized that culture as a whole naturally brings people together. Cartoons, shared growth experiences, being in a family, living in a certain town or wearing a certain type of clothing all tends to bring with it some sort of cultural connection. However, sometimes, those cultural connections create a sense of cult-ish behavior when there is protection around a certain idea. Religions have their own rules, dating has it's own rules, what is considered a form of fashion has its own rule-set, and social justice is often fighting for a change in rules while also sticking to its own set of rules (even if they haven't been fully defined yet). With those rules, often comes a sense of morality, and that morality can create conflict when brushed up against other cultures. Of course ours is better than theirs, its OURs. And that's the point of it all. We take ownership over the things we hold so dearly to our identity and therefore either join or form a cult around those ideas. But that's not the fate of humanity, often self-awareness can be a massive step in separating yourself from a hateful place of cult vs. cult and moving into a place of hold space, love, admiration and respect for other people. Cosmic Calibration: http://www.bit/ly/cosmicintp Join our Group: http://www.dopeamine.group
42:37
April 24, 2019
How to Help Someone
As an INTP, it's not been the easiest road when it comes to learning how to have patience for emotions. My version of helping someone is usually finding a solution to their problem. That can sometimes subvert or create a shortcut for someone who isn't ready for the later stage of what they're going through. On this episode I talk about the different stages of emotional challenges, how to identify them and how you can help someone in each of those stages or even recognize when you're not able to h