The Art Of Tough Transitions Podcast
By George Kalantzis
Tough transitions with George Kalantzis features poetry, short stories, and guests with expertise in overcoming tough times in life. Transitions in life can trigger all sorts of emotions and feelings. George will show you how to use the challenges you face to find your voice and pick up the pen to write an entirely new story that frees you from the past so you can meet your whole, true self.
Ep 64- The Monomyth of The Hero’s Journey
In todays podcast, I talk about the monomyth in the hero’s journey and why some of the challenges you face are necessary for taking your life to that next level. Without tension and fear, there can be no growth. In this episode I share my journey that is unfolding and what you can learn from the choices you are making at this exact moment you choose to listen to the podcast. You’ll discover how to accept your call to action so you can return home a warrior and grow from your story. New Book Launches September 28th- Nowhere To GO www.theartoftoughtransitions.com
September 24, 2021
Ep 63- Dr. Cam on Building positive relationships with your kids
Teens act out because they feel misunderstood. Teens feel misunderstood because they ARE misunderstood. When we learn to understand our teens, we can remove their need to act out. Parenting is never easy, and on today’s episode, Dr. Cam shares with us some of the most important things we can do as parents to build a peaceful and positive relationship with our teens. But your kids dont have to be teens to use some of this amazing advice Dr. Cam shares with us. Connect With Dr Cam https://www.askdrcam.com/ 10 Tips To Raising Teens https://drcam.ck.page/top10tips
September 20, 2021
Ep 62- Life Changing lessons that taught me how addicted to drama we are.
Today’s flow I talk about life changing lessons from 30 days of meditation that taught me how addicted to drama and stress I’ve been in my life. Maybe you have been in the same pattern or drama and are not even aware of it. I’m going to challenge you to committ to some sort of meditation or mindfulness practice for 30 days to see how different your life will be. You can’t just half ass life. You have to be willing to go all in and this is away to heal what holds you back. Www.nowheretogobook.com
September 17, 2021
Ep 61 - It’s never to late to become who you want to become
Today’s flow I share with you poems and revelations that help you dig deeper than the surface to overcome the struggle of never feeling like you aren’t enough. New website - www.theartoftoughtransitions.com Pre-launch - www.nowheretogobook.com
September 3, 2021
Ep 60- Things I wish I heard earlier in life and things I want you to hear
Today’s flow is all about those things I wish I heard earlier in life. With just 30 days till the book drop, I wanted to get a bit deeper into feelings so you can discover how to accept your past and learn from it rather than run from it. Here is what you will discover today - Every hardship in life is why you are where you need to be right now - The answers to the freedoms you seek aren’t what you think - It’s your birthright to live in abundance Inside look at the book before its released www.nowheretogobook.com New website www.theartoftoughtransition
August 27, 2021
Ep 59 - Mornings are for demons
I’m today’s flow , I share my wiring experience in the morning when I feel heavy. It’s a short story about the demons on my life and how learning to accept this dark side of me has led to a book of revelations.
August 13, 2021
Ep 58- Nothing is certain in life and why you need to embrace change
In today’s flow, I talk about how your strive for certainty in life is often why you have a hard time trusting change. You will discover how to let your pain have a voice because it wants to speak. Start believing and you'll start seeing.
August 6, 2021
Ep 57 - Friday flow : Finding Gifts Within Your Shadows
I’ve been thinking a lot about feelings and discomfort. So many people, myself included have no clue how to start feeling what they need to feel. In today’s flow, I talk about how you can cultivate presence to find your gifts. Live breathwork sessions www.breathewithgeorge.com Pre-launch Debut Book www.nowheretogobook.com
July 30, 2021
Ep 56:-Meeting your inner child with Jessica Velazquez
If you’ve ever wondered why you do the things you do , or why certain things trigger you to react different ways , this podcast is for you. Today, Jessica Velazquez shares her journey with you and how you can look inward at your inner child to see why and where it shows up in your life. We cover the different types of inner child archetypes and she shares her own struggles with meeting her true , whole self. You can meet Jessica here http://www.jessicav.net/ Connect with her on IG Jessica V https://instagram.com/_jessicav._?utm_medium=copy_link
July 26, 2021
Ep-55: Friday flow -The Art of Changing What You See
In this episode, I talk about why how you want to feel is far more important about the fear of rejection. I share with you a massive revelation I had on the mountain at 4,800 feet up and why no matter how hard things may seem you must continue writing a new story.
July 23, 2021
Ep 54- Who decides we are enough?
In todays episode, I talk about this idea of self worth and why so many of us lose ourselves at the expense of the chase. You’ll discover that there is nothing that invalidates the life you want to create. You are enough. You are worthy. Your voice matters and so do you. www.nowheretogobook.com
July 19, 2021
Ep -53 :How writing offered me a life raft
In today’s Friday Flow , I share with you a special entry on what I learned over the last few years of committing to writing everyday. You’ll discover that there isn’t anything you can’t overcome when you turn inward and choose yourself.
July 16, 2021
Ep -51: The Art Of Forgiveness
In today’s Friday Flow, I flow with an idea that forgivenesss is an art. I share a revelation I had and how you can use your past to set you free and create a fascinating story that allows you to move into the future with strength and optimism.
July 9, 2021
Ep -50: Imposter Syndrome
I’m today’s podcast , I share with you a conversation I have with myself to beat imposter syndrome. There is wisdom to be found when you discover what’s underneath the fears you hide behind. Imposter syndrome comes up when we are on the verge of a breakthrough and this episode will help you overcome the fears associated with the unknown.
July 2, 2021
Ep 49- 3 Ways To Find Beauty In Dark Times
In todays Podcast, I talk about 3 ways you can overcome tough times in life by looking at things from a way of beauty. We need to think about our lives as beautiful .No matter how troublesome things may seem. There’s an art to everyone and everything we endure. Take a deep breath , you can start to protect yourself while feeling connected to the love you need.
June 28, 2021
Ep 48- Friday flow : Wisdom from wounds
In this Friday Flow, I talk about my dance with pain. In our choice to take the hand of pain, we can find wisdom from dark places. It won’t be easy and our dances will never be the same, but when you discover how to accept your relationship to pain, you can spread your winds and fly into freedom. You can read the flow here https://gkalantzis.medium.com/wisdom-of-wounds-88a92c4264d2 Spaces Between Breathwork Course https://the-art-of-tough-transitions.mykajabi.com/breathworkcourse Breathe With George www.breathewithgeorge.com Nowhere To Go -Prelaunch www.nowheretogobook.com
June 25, 2021
Ep 47- Friday Flow : Embracing Anger to avoid suffering
In today’s flow, I talk about this idea is accepting your anger to avoid suffering. I walk you through a quick little visualization technique you can do to embrace your anger and find out how to work with it rather than against it. If you are interested in doing live breathwork sessions, hit me up on IG and I will give you more details.
June 18, 2021
Ep 46 - Why You Gotta Believe In Yourself First
In today’s episode , I share with you an underlying theme in my upcoming book about self-worth and the beliefs we have about life. This idea is self worth is so tricky , it can cause all sort of negative beliefs in life. Today, I’ll share a prompt to question your negative beliefs. Go to www.nowheretotobook.com to get the exclusive pre-launch journey now before the book is released.
June 14, 2021
Ep 45- Friday flow. Ascending from dark days
Today’s flow is about acceptance. As I flow, I go deeper with these parts of me I was afraid of most of my life. Through reflection, I can feel everything I need to feel to unlock my potential. I share with you a poem and prompt to go deeper with your fears. Pre- Launch Of Nowhere To Go https://the-art-of-tough-transitions.mykajabi.com/nowheretogothebook
June 11, 2021
Ep 44- Raw/unedited poetry - Voices inside my head
Today, I release an unedited poem fresh from my journal. It’s about my battle with depression and all the things. And this poem is how I reach for something inside of me rather than run. This is something I’m trying out, let me know what you think.
June 7, 2021
Ep 43- Friday flow: Loving ourselves is a practice
Today’s podcast is all about self worth. Listen to the poem and words I speak, because you will find everything you need when you start to believe. I flow with words of wisdom that will empower you to see that you are enough. You are worthy of everything you desire. Plus at the end I give you an exercise that is a must have in overcoming tough times in life. Join my pre-launch book release https://the-art-of-tough-transitions.mykajabi.com/nowheretogothebook Check me out on Medium https://link.medium.com/yROnQelvOgb Send me an email for my Breathwork sessions with subject “ breathe” firstname.lastname@example.org
June 4, 2021
Ep 42- Old Soldiers Never Die
In today’s podcast I share a poem about remembering the fallen. It’s my personal reflection from my journal and ten years as a Marine
May 28, 2021
Ep 41- Olga Nadal How To Divorce For Love
In what appears to be no more than a coin flip for a chance of divorce in marriages today, can divorce lead to amazing freedom on both sides of the relationship? Last week I chatted with divorce coach Olga Nadal on how to approach divorce in a way that gives you the freedom to unlock your true potential and let go of the past so you can step into a greater future without resentment and hatred for the soon to be ex-partner. I really enjoy Olga's story and expertise. She shares with us the five stages of divorce and how to love yourself through the process. I think you'll enjoy it, especially if you have had your heartbroken, gone through a divorce, or are going through relationship struggles. Olga is a divorce coach who helps people overcome their fears of the unknown while finding clarity and power through a divorce. She is also expected to be an upcoming author on the subject of holistic divorce. You can find more about her at https://www.divorceforlove.com/ Instagram @divorceforlove
May 24, 2021
Ep 40- Friday Flow: For those that feel stuck
In today’s podcast I share my experience with feeling stuck and what you can do to get unstuck and create the life you are worthy of creating. If you haven’t yet, go to www.nowheretogobook.com and get early access to my book before it is released.
May 21, 2021
Ep 39- Friday Flow: Just Breathe
In today’s podcast I talk about a transformational weekend I had with a breathwork certification course and give you a simple tool to help reduce anxiety and stress in your life. I just released my pre-launch journey for my book Nowhere To Go , which you can get early access to chapters , essays , poems and so much more at www.nowheretogo.com
May 14, 2021
Ep 38- Friday flow: The art of intentions
In today’s podcast I flow about life and how powerful it is to set intentions. Towards the end of the podcast I give you a daily exercise for your life to drop out of your head and in to your heart to create everything you desire and are worthy of.
May 7, 2021
Ep 37- This is 37. Birthday Revelations
In today’s podcast I share 10 birthday revelations from my life as a 37 year old.
May 3, 2021
Ep 36- Friday Flow: Hidden Gems
In today’s flow I talk about self expression and freedom. So much power comes from accepting everything you are because when you do, you’ll see all that is possible waiting for you deep within. My book Nowhere To Go is coming out in September, so be on the lookout for my pre-launch journey soon . I’ll have exclusive essays and poems plus a virtual book club for those on the pre-launch journey.
April 30, 2021
Ep-35 Friday Flow -Words of affirmation
In today’s flow , I talk about why your words are so powerful. I am in Montana for a marketing conference. But really, it’s not about marketing. It’s about connection. It’s about owning your story. It’s about being human. ⠀ And I think discovering who you are underneath the noise of life is probably one of the most important pursuits we can ever live. Because we all have needs in life that make us want to feel seen, heard, and accepted. They are ripples of our hearts and how we interact in the world. ⠀ We struggle so hard to be seen by others. But maybe it’s not others who do not see us, but it is us who we do not see. Give this a listen and make sure to share and review it with others.
April 23, 2021
Ep 34- A conversation with my 5 year old and how she teaches me curiosity and passion about life
I’m today’s episode I have a special guest - my five year old daughter . I ask her as many questions as I can before she gets bored. Take it for what it is, a fun conversation that can remind you of the simplicity of things. It takes immense strength and courage to navigate life through the eyes of curiosity and I hope this helps you rethink life through the eyes of your inner child again.
April 19, 2021
Ep 33- Friday Flow : Fear and ancient teachings
In today’s episode I flow with wisdom from The Bhagavad Gita and Joseph Campbell. If you are struggling with certain patterns in life and are stuck, this podcast will help you reframe what you are facing. I ask give you valuable questions to ask yourself so you can start to face your fears rather than be consumed by them.
April 16, 2021
Ep 32- Leila Dylla On Navigating Your Pain & Claiming Your Authenticity
I’m so excited to bring on Leila Dylla . Leila inspires change through her writing , speaking and spiritual teachings through her passion for guiding women back to their feminine embodiment. Today , Leila talks about her her experiences and about how she discovered how to transform her pain into purpose. We chat about how to slow down and use the moments in life that make you want to run, as a chance to connect with yourself on a deeper level. Whatever transitions you are facing , or any struggle that is in front of you, there will be something inside this episode for you. You can find more about Leila here https://www.leiladylla.com/
April 12, 2021
Ep 31- Friday Flow : Who am I?
In today’s flow I had a conversation with my body . I asked myself who am I? What is it that I truly crave? How can I lean into this uncomfortable place a little longer. If you find yourself in a place of doubt, this flow will help you see that taking care of this part of you is the most important persuit in your life.
April 9, 2021
Ep 30- How The Four Horseman of Apocalypse Can Lead To The Destruction Of Your Relationships
In today’s podcast I talk about how studying The Gottman Couples method for couples therapy taught me a lot about the four horseman of the apocalypse and why you need to be aware of your communication style so it doesn’t destroy your relationship.
April 5, 2021
Ep 29- Flow : You are never entitled to the fruits of your actions
In today’s Friday flow I talk about detachment from outcomes in life and how writing my book has taught me to dig deeper than the surface. If you find yourself in a place of overwhelming stress and anxiety , this is a simple reminder to slow down and see that everything you need is here right in front of you.
April 2, 2021
Ep 28- The Four Agreements In Life
We make so many agreements in our lives, but the ones we make with ourselves are among the most important. They are our thoughts and expectations vs our current realities.And if you want to live a life of freedom, then you need to learn to break free from these outdated beliefs and things you think about life so you can come to terms with who you are . Today’s podcast will give you the tools to do just that
March 29, 2021
Ep 27- Friday flow. Trust yourself to walk into the storm
In today’s episode I talk about why every choice you make in life either takes you towards your dreams or keeps you stuck into the past.
March 26, 2021
Ep 26 - How To Love Again After A Broken Heart
I’m today’s podcast I talk about how my divorce didn’t break me, but taught me to live with an open heart. We must never stop dancing for the key to our freedoms lies within our heart’s center. Love is not blind It’s life’s most precious mentor. The end of my marriage was a pivotal moment in my life because I had to face all of the things I did not like about myself. Who was the man in the mirror? Why was I doing these things? Who would I become without her? Does divorce make me a failure? This battle went on inside my head for months. Eventually, I grew tired of the fight and made a choice to seek and accept help. It’s important to remember that the pain of loss is inevitable. Your mind is always seeking ways to survive and stay safe. For some of us a break up can send us down dark roads like it did to me, but I believe breakups provide some of the best opportunities for growth. I am not minimizing the pain you are feeling, what you are feeling is proof that love exists within you and makes you human. What I am saying is having your heart broken gives you a chance to connect to your heart, it gives you a chance to find yourself. And it gives you a chance to love freely with no expectations or limits. The idea is that broken hearts allow us work through so we can let go of what we need to, to show up to life as our best selves. Article on divorce - https://bit.ly/2NEYXbD Community- https://bit.ly/3daPm5l
March 22, 2021
Ep 25 - This is how I do the work
In todays podcast, I talk about doing the work, and how accepting your life’s story can help you create new chapters that get you to take your power back. I woke up at 3:30 am to write. I haven't been able to do this in over six weeks since having the COVID. It's as if there has been something missing from me, and I can feel it slowly coming back. The morning silence. The first cup of my fancy coffee from a machine that looks like it's from back to the future. A dimly lit candle and the blank pages in front of me. It's all part of who I am these days. We are so used to looking towards others to fill our cups up when we should be the ones filling ours up first. It is inspiring and unique when you don’t feel like you need anyone to save you or need to save someone else. I mean, all of this innate desire to have someone in your life is normal from an evolutionary standpoint, and it is how we survived, but I have gone with this for too long. And now I am the transitional character in my story. Boundaries Freebie -https://bit.ly/30XKXge
March 19, 2021
Ep 24- Tattoos and Taking Your Power Back
I’m today’s episode I talk about tattoos and how every transition in life transforms us, and while it may be hard to see this while you are experiencing it at the moment, you are meant to find yourself from transitions. Alan Watts said that running away from fear is fear, fighting pain is pain, and trying to be brave is being scared. There is no escape. And I think what he means is we can find much of what we seek in our lives by accepting all of who we are. Transitions in life are inevitable. And it's okay not to know what you want, or know who you are. It’s okay to not know what something means when it happens to you unexpectedly. It’s okay to miss others, and to not miss them, because you have the right to feel and be whomever you want. This is the heart of the human experience, and when you realize this, you’ll see there is nowhere to go in life. Your pain matters. Your story matters. Your voice matters because it gives others the power to find their voice too. Connect with me on Instagram @_georgekalantzis Join The Art Of Tough Transitions Family https://bit.ly/3cw5T3k Website - https://bit.ly/3qOZzZE
March 15, 2021
Ep 23- The Art Of Letting Go With Traver Boehm
In today’s episode I bring on Traver Boehm. Traver is the man I hired to help put my life back together after my divorce. He is the author of Today I Rise, and Man UNcivilized. He’s a two time TEDx speaker, men’s coach and the founder of the UNcivilized Men’s Movement. This movement is radically redefining the way men around the globe experience their masculinity by uniquely blending both primal elements of manhood with massive doses of consciousness. In today’s conversation, we talk about acceptance of changes in your life, and how to understand the process of life, and rewrite your story to claim your power. Find Traver on Instagram @traverboehm Get his book here -Man Uncivilized Book https://www.manuncivilized.com/thebook
March 8, 2021
Ep 22- How to get back on track after a tough transition and setback in life
In today’s episode , I talk about 5 things you can do to get your life back on track after a tough transition and set back . It doesn’t matter if its your diet, working out , setting goals in your career, or relationships, setbacks will always happen. I want you to know they don’t make you a failure , they make you human. That is why I am a huge fan of creating structure in your life that allows you to form rituals and habits to get back on track. Here are 5 things I have learned over the years 1- Write that shit down and schedule it in your day , and be as specific as possible. It’s not enough to schedule it in, you have to make it specific and give a reason behind it 2 - Make a commitment Do you have what it takes to follow through with something? You must learn that success is the average of your default day in life. 3 - Have someone in your life that hods you accountable Yup, you need a mentor, coach, to someone who will hold you to the standards you hold for yourself You can join my group free here https://www.facebook.com/groups/635409990375360/ 4- Focus on what you can control 5- More pleasentful does not mean easier in life It is so easy to get caught up in the normal way of things especially after a tough transition The mind will do everything to hold on what it knows for a sense of control, but you have to be willing to make sacrifices to get to where you want to go.
March 1, 2021
Ep.21- How to develop a better relationship with food and your body w/Jordan Syatt
Today I bring on my first guest Jordan Syatt. Jordan is a fellow personal trainer and strength coach who has gone on in life to do some amazing things for the wellness industry but also a human who has mastered a series of tough transitions that has led to some bad ass things in life. From holding records in powerlifting , to working with Gary Vaynerchuk , building an impressive business and debunking myths on YouTube , his story is unique and impressive. In this episode, Jordan and I dug into his life a bit , what mastering the body means to him, why everyone needs to track their food for atleast 30 days , and end with a discussion on what it means to be a man. Connect with Jordan Syatt @syattfitness Instagram www.syattfitness.com website
February 15, 2021
Ep 20- Feeding The Demons
In this episode I talk about a book called Feeding Your Demons and walk you through the process of how you can break free from some of your addictions and other repetitive patterns that show up in life.
January 20, 2021
Ep.19 - Why I name my year and what it can do for you
In todays podcast I talk about how naming my year helped me write a book last year and beat depression, read a little passage form my book, and why naming your year can help you start to create a new set of rules to own the life you want and deserve Article about depression https://bit.ly/2Xh1uKb FREE Guide To Mastering Tough Transitions - https://bit.ly/2KS6vWF
January 7, 2021
Ep-18 -Friday Flow : Breathe in, zoom out. Breathe out, zoom. A quick reset when life feels heavy
So many of us walk around life as if our hearts do not exist. We avoid those spaces between us as we get lost in the chaos of the world. This morning, I gave myself permission to enter those spaces. To ask what my heart wants from me. With each breath, I was able to feel myself sink deeper between the places I was afraid to go. Today I talk about those spaces, and what you can do to return to them when life seems heavy. Full Friday Flow https://bit.ly/36HIxpz
December 4, 2020
Ep-17 Code #2 You are living with a set of outdated rules. Here’s how you can change them.
In todays episode, I talk about the second code of conduct in my guide to masteting your tough transition in life. You might believe you are doing the right things, but in reality, most of the choices you make or have made are governed by a set of rules and beliefs instilled in your mind that are there to protect you. It is a tug-of-war between the need to survive and the need to authentically express ourselves in many ways. One of the first things you must do is accept your old story to write a new story. Listen to the episode for full details Coaching Bundle Link https://bit.ly/3qgQSbK
November 30, 2020
Ep-16 Co- parenting struggles are forcing me to surrender and release
Adulting is straight up fucking hard. I remember always wanting to run away as a kid, and here I am an adult, wishing I was a kid again. With the holidays coming up, it is only the first year I am navigating co-parenting after divorce. Last year was easy, because diocese was fresh and we were very vivil, this year, well its not easy. Sure, we have a plan per the courts, but we don’t believe in having out child a contract. With that being said co-parenting fucking sucks, and I wrote a poem today about surrendering , and then will talk about how it applies to your life. Poem link https://bit.ly/3pzUXrb Free guide https://bit.ly/3pBLZtw
November 18, 2020
Ep.15- 3 Things You Can Do To Find Happiness
Most days, there is a dull sound playing in the background of my life. As if a broken record is on repeat, reminding me my wounds are very much real. I have come to know this sound well but have only recently begun to understand the message it has been playing. The only time the record seems to play a beautiful song that nudges me to dance is when I am engaged in the present moment. Typically, this only happens when I write stories like those you read, hang with my daughter, or train hard in the gym. When I am engaged in what keeps me grounded, I see all that is real, and nothing else matters. I have realized something about these moments that bump the broken record to play a sweet tune. The very thing many of us are searching for paradoxically leaves us in an elusive pursuit for something that is often in front of us. Happiness, the very desire of all humankind, is often rarely found because we chose to find music in the digital world and forgot how beautiful the analog world could be. Listen to the rest of the podcast for three things you can do to stop chasing happiness. Free Things https://bit.ly/3pBLZtw
November 16, 2020
Ep-14- Friday Flow: How to flow with uncertainty in life
To reconnect with parts of me that feel lost, I have been slowing down. In these moments of stillness, between acceptance and resistance, I feel the fierceness of wild storm brewing inside of me. I am no stranger to this storm, as it is so strong some days it feels as if I am lifted from the earth beneath me. This is a flow to remind you to learn how to step into the place between acceptance and resistance. Full Write up Flow - https://bit.ly/38Hxaj4 Get your journal here - https://bit.ly/2JYnh64 Free Guides/Starter Kits - https://bit.ly/3pBLZtw
November 13, 2020
Ep-13- Why you need to stop looking for positive mantras/quotes and what to do instead
Positive mantras have somehow sold us an idea that something will save us, and everything is part of the journey. When we get to those tough transitions in life, we realize the Universe doesn't come to our calling when we want it. In fact, it could give less fucks about my life or anyones for the matter. Today’s episode I talk about an experience with a blue jay and why we need to learn to trust ourselves and stop looking for positive mantras
November 9, 2020
Ep.12- Friday Flow- I want to be a kid again
I wrote a flow today…It is my time where I let my words flow through me with no reason to control what comes out. Its a great place to be…. But before I talk about that, I want to share with you a poem I wrote the other day, that will fit in with what I wrote about… This is for us who want to run, laugh, and play For those who have forgotten we have so much more to say There is beauty in the world we are living Even at dark times it may seem unforgiving It only takes twenty seconds of courage to start For you’ll find all you need when you connect to your heart It’s okay to be not okay as long as you aren’t settling for less than you are worth Open your heart . Don’t stop the search. I want to be free like a kid again. Those days when every decision I made was based on the notion of fun and nothing else mattered. Whatever happened to those days when fun in life was associated with getting muddy, scraping your knees, and getting lost in the discovery of the world? As I watch my daughter grow, I am reminded not to pin my views of life on her creation of the world. I want her to discover life through her own set of rules that allows her to express her true voice and character. That is to say, I want to guide her in a healthy direction while showing that her voice will always matter. I don’t know why I was thinking about this particular thing in life, but maybe it is because I am connecting with the lost boy who was caught in the middle of divorce many moons ago. I remember struggling as a young boy, and in my meditation today before this flow, I made a promise to myself to be done being someone I am not. As I get closer to seeing my book come to life, I am becoming my book. It’s an interesting experience because there is a saying in Sanskrit “ tat tvam asi” which means, you are that or that you are. In essence, I am one with the experience I create. Writing a book is changing me, and it is not an easy thing to accept as I witness the separation of two selves. That is why I like these Friday Flow entries. I am literally flowing with whatever is on my mind and trusting my creativity without trying to control the process. As such, I am in touch with my heart and the world becomes fun again. This is about letting go of the parts of me despetaly trying to hold on. It’s about accepting who I am today. It’s cathartic, freeing, and beautiful to release the grip so I can fully show and be who I am with the gifts I have to offer. Finding meaning in life is universal. If anything, I have come to understand much of what we seek directly correlates with our beliefs. Many of those beliefs come from an outdated system that forces us to believe and see only part of the equation. So we walk through our lives watching, surveying, and observing life through the viewpoint of others. Some of what we seek and believe is true, but we will steer towards the direction of only what we want to see for most of our lives. Somewhere, we have lost our ability to be a kid again. As we grew up, responsibility came into our lives and suddenly things mattered a lot more. Well at least we think they do. More and more things come into our lives, and the idea of fun slips through like water in cupped hands. But here is what I say..Life is full of adventure. The ups, downs, and parts of everything are what actually make it fun. Just like a kid trying to figure it all out. So I’m simply encouraging you to get in touch with being a kid again. We might have jobs, families and all these adulting things to do, but that doesn’t mean we can’t focus on making it fun in the process. Much Love George
October 30, 2020
Ep.11- Code # 1- No one is coming to save you
The First Code Of Conduct Is Knowing You Will Be Met With Resistance “It is here where you will find something greater than yourself. An invitation to be and feel more than you could have ever imagined.”-GK Before you begin any self-discovery journey you want to explore how you will be met with resistance. I know it's probably not the sexiest thing you want to hear from me. But I see every client go through phases of self-sabotage. This mindset typically occurs when a pattern of behaviors creates a conundrum of limiting beliefs that hold you back from achieving goals and stepping outside your comfort zone. And while at the center of self-sabotage is the biological need to protect ourselves from harm, it also robs us of better careers, relationships, and healthier bodies. To Defeat The Resistance- Ask yourself what would life look like with no limits? Ask yourself the following question: What would your life look like if there were no limits? This question demands you choose a path in the face of uncertainty. Get your code of conduct here https://bit.ly/34uDIyU Check out my website here https://bit.ly/3jrkBKd
October 26, 2020
Ep.10- Code of conduct for conquering your mind, mastering your body, and opening your heart
In this podcast, you will learn about the code of conduct to conquer your mind, master your body and open your heart.yiu I start with a passage I wrote in my journal today that I feel everyone can benefit from. On the days you feel heavy and lost. No one is coming to save you. In the moments of doubt you have to find strength to save yourself. When the world is fast asleep, there is courage deep within your soul. It is here where you will find something greater than yourself. An invitation to be and feel more than you could have ever imagined. There is something about every transformation that ignites a flame of passion to find your voice and emerge stronger than ever before. It’s an amazing feeling when you finally realize your growth matters and you don’t need anyone to confirm all of who you are meant to be. Even if you are in a place where you think you have a strong connection between your mind, body, and heart, chances are you are or at some point will experience these limited beliefs in your life. Because if we all did a fraction of there things we know we are supposed to do, we would all be bad ass humans. The code is not yet live , but you can go to https://bit.ly/3m8jsJh for my free 5 day challenge plus articles and poems to help you say fuck the rules. Also feel free to reach out to me anytime on IG @_georgekalantzis
October 21, 2020
Ep.9- Every Choice Is a Price For Freedoms We Seek
Its transition day for me with Melina, and it usually leaves a host of emotions and things that bring up shadows of the past. I’m not sure how long I will continue to feel this things, but I woke up early today to work on the last few pages of my first draft of a book I’m working on… Interestingly enough, looking closely at my life has allowed me to see where I have separated form my mind, body and heart in the search for something greater. I can finally see and recognize where I lost trust in myself a long time ago at the expense of an story. Crazy, the love and alienation I felt from others is the part of me that was actually missing myself as I searched for this magical meaning in life… Today, I wrote a poem about this and wanted to read to you… Check out my website for my free 5-day course on how to conquer your mind, master your body and open your heart www.theartoftoughtransitions.com
October 7, 2020
Ep.8 - 5 Questions To Challenge Fear
Good morning… Anyways, I want to give you five questions that will hopefully challenge the way you view your life and how you show up to the world, but before that, I want to dive a bit deeper into exploring our relationship to ourselves… Last week I talked about There are many layers to ourselves in which we exist in the world. ⠀ Our mind that operates to solve problems and seek out new adventures and opportunities Our heart that contains vibrations of trust within ourselves and the outside world.Our body that responds to the world based on the what our hearts and minds are receptive to. ⠀ If we don’t take time to explore all three areas in our lives, we will exist mostly in a lost state of tension between our past and future and missing out on all the opportunities in front of us. But most of fear the unknown because the nature of our mind is looking for safety over uncertainty, and it causes us to resits many opportunists for growth in front of us. I am coming to believe how powerful our mind is, but also because it can also be a servant to darkness if we choose… This morning I woke up woke early searching for something, as if was looking for an answer to the pain I’ve been feeling. I haven’t had dreams like these in a long time, and naturally woke up to write a little about this pain. Interestingly enough, words started to bleed out from the depths of my heart as I felt each letter and verse connect with all of who I am, And suddenly I realized, how afraid I’ve been to explore myself at a deeper level, so rather than continue to write, I stopped and sat down in darkness with myself and got comfortable with the uncomfortable feelings. With minutes, the stillness turned to a safe space to explore, and there quiet hum of the room allowed me to sink deeper than the surface once again and feel gratitude for all of who I am. How many of you do this in your life? How many of you seek distractions from your pain without even knowing it? What if your mind also needed rest just like muscles in your body ? I want to share with you a poem I wrote today after I sat in silence, and as you hear these words, think of the areas you run from, or the things you distract yourself with. It’s like on some level, we are afraid to explore ourselves at a deeper level, for fear of what we 1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks, and 1 day The heavy burdens of my past are forcing me to play Exhausted from trying to outrun my past I want to be free again, how long will it last I used to get lost in the bottle and never had the courage to tell you how I felt Sober words give me strength to shuffle the cards of life I have been dealt Straight flush, five cards, all in a sequence The power of love exposed my weakness A memorable hand caused my identity to intertwine I could never see it, because your love played with my mind A broken heart offers a super power beyond something greater than I can see I wonder if anyone will ever see their own freedoms in the words I speak ….. The past can hurt, but after I wrote this, I told myself to stand as a safe space for me, and a mantra to remind me I am what I need which brings me to these questions.. Do dope shit https://bit.ly/30iCFQe
September 28, 2020
Ep. 7- Headless human and Choices
The first step to developing a deeper relationship with yourself is to be clear on what it is you are choosing, today I read a poem to you called the headless human and dive depend into the choices we make and why every choice comes with a consequence.The commitment to the process, Is the fundamental intention to step towards yourself. Self intimacy and exploration has been the ingredient that has changed my relationship with my experience to the world. Learning about myself has given me power to be vulnerable, stronger, and courageous , and available to my life… I want to help you bridge the gap between the outside world, and your inner world. Before you begin any change, parts of you agree to step into a more conscious and more deliberate self, as you accept all of who you are in this moment by connecting your mind , body, and heart. Today, I want you to commit to the process of accepting all of who you are. Because it is in this process of consciously making the choice to commit to listen to this podcast, to change your life, you begin to feel things as they come and let life unfold the way it was meant to. Much of the time, we keep searching for more, never able to take a step back to explore our relationship with slowing down. Maybe restless, anxious, and stressed out about out lives-And what I am learning is that it creates a neglect of something our bodies are requesting… The Do Dope Shit Course- https://bit.ly/3i12F8L
September 24, 2020
Ep.6- The Last Breath
So many of want to control everything, but what would you do with your life if you knew you were going to take your last breath? We have all taken a last breath in some shape or form. The last breath before you start a new relationship, career, life change… We will forever be tested in life, and you will be invited to choose to take your last breath to evolve into someone new, or forever stay in a pattern of stale and idle breath rather than a powerful breath that propels you forward in life Take a deep breath with me wherever you are and feel the power of your breath… Ask yourself this question and answer the first thing that comes into your head… What dream have you always had that you have put off in life? What is one action item, one way you an step towards that dream to take a last breath and propel into a more powerful version of yourself? You can tale my free 5 day challenge and read more at my website https://bit.ly/2ZKApkq
September 16, 2020
Ep.5- What would your life look like with no limits?
I want to start with the question- What would life look like if you had no limits? I’ll get back to this question towards the end of this episode, but I had a chance to write an article today on self-sabotage and wanted to dive a bit deeper on the topic.. I wrote this article https://bit.ly/3mjD520 because I realized any time I was engaging in something outside my comfort zone, I would find myself caught in my head telling bullshit stories to prevent experiencing expansion, and quite possible rejection… And while self sabotage is there to protect us because it’s the way our brain has been hardwired for survival, we end up loosing out on many opportunities in front of us because we are afraid of uncertainty due to our pasts. In this process we create subtle or no to subtle ways to not experience the expansive nature on what is the other side of what we are truly afraid of. And the sad part Is, most of us never test our beliefs because we become a hostage to out past, so we end up giving meaning to things before we even try them… But you know what this also means? We are also the ones who can change what things mean to use and one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my life is if you truly want to create a life filled with dope shit, whether it is in your relationships, career, health or finances, the only way to do just that is by taking fully responsibility for your life. Its interesting once you begin to look at your life like this because you can then gain to stand the fuck up for yourself and squash those limited beliefs. It’s so easy to go back to our old ways of being and doing. To run from pain in life through substances, working longer hours, and jumping in relationship after relationship… But to smash these limited beliefs you have to be able to trust yourself , and choose a life that moves you in a direction of your dreams… The reason why we hold on to the past, is because when things out of our control happen, we become over controlling in everything else in our lives… So when we tell ourselves bullshit stories, we know this is our reality and if we let it go, we have no clue what will happen… Part of growth, is being able to step into and look at what parts of your life are you holding on that doesn’t allow life to unduly the way it is meant to. When you can really do an assessment of this , you can really feel in your hearts what you are afraid of, and build a new skillset to set yourself free from the past. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself I hold on because…. What I gain from holding on is…. I have stayed stuck in this place for…. What area of my life do I need to take more responsibility for? FInally- what would my life look like If there were no lints… Remember, the goal is not perfection, but consistency. You might not like what you discover in these exercises, but this is your life, and there is no time for fucking around if you want to go all-in on and doing dope shit. Go here for my FREE Do dope shit challenge https://bit.ly/3hDeL7X
September 14, 2020
Ep.4 - You are not alone
In support of #worldnationalsuicideday I wrote a poem and share thoughts from my dark days in which I almost took my life.
September 10, 2020
Ep.3- Friday Flow and Presence
As you read these words, I want you to consider your happiness is here, at this moment. Keep reading as your presence begins to transform your environment in what might be a brief moment when you step outside of your head and into your heart. Maybe even feel a sense of relief as you feel things you have not in a long time.
September 4, 2020
Ep.2 Toddler Fits and mindfulness
Welcome to the first mindset Monday. I know - I know, another term that is thrown around a lot these days. But you know what, mindfulness is powerful. So every Monday I’m going to give you a quick action item to jumpstart your week and get you to discover the power of doing dope shit. Today’s episode I talk about a quote that hit me hard from a mentor and how toddler fits enabled me to be more mindful of life.
August 31, 2020
Ep.1- It all starts with a story
Welcome to The Do Dope Shit Podcast. This episode is about owning your story, and what you can expect in future episodes. George Kalantzis is a human performance coach, a writer and a dad. If you are ready to create a life filled with dope shit, this is the place. The Do Dope Shit Podcast is about saying fuck the rules of life. It’s about breaking open the wounds from your past. It’s about challenging your life’s story. Most of all it’s about recognizing you are never alone in this world despite how hard it may feel. And today’s task is taking a moment to recognize all of who you are and what you have gone through. Please close your eyes place one hand on your heart, take a slow long deep inhale, pause at the top for a few seconds, and exhale slow as you feel all the emotions that come from taking full responsibility for your life in this exact moment. Take another deep breath, and tell yourself that your voice matters and so do you. Remember , when we are done telling ourself bullshit stories, we can begin to create a life filled with dope shit. So thank you for listening and giving me your time today. It would mean a lot to me if you left a review and subscribe. I have some dope shit coming for you guys, so seriously thank you. You can also go to www.theartoftoughtransitions.com and join the #dodopeshit challenge, a free crash course on cultivating a life filled with dope shit. Literally, just need you email so you can get access to the videos and exercises from me. In the challenge I will give you the foundation to start masteting your mind, body, and heart. And just because it is free doesn’t mean it is easy. I will teach you about the limiting beliefs holding you back an dhow to create new experiences to break free from the chains of the past. I will show you how to unlock clarity to create a life filled with passion and purpose. I will challenge your relationship with your body. And give you some simple tools to start living with an open heart.
August 28, 2020