BUSINESS/INSPIRATIONAL PODCAST

By Brad Wilson

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Scott Eblin is an executive business and leadership coach who has worked with organizations such as FedEx, CapitalOne, GE, Gap, Kaiser Permanente, and many others.

In 2009 Scott got an unimaginable shock: He went to the Dr. with what he had self-diagnosed as Lumbar Stenosis and left with the possibility he had multiple sclerosis (which was later confirmed).

In our interview we discuss how integrating a regular yoga practice helped changed Scott’s life after he was diagnosed with MS, his wife’s vital role in surviving post-diagnosis, brain chemicals, and why we can’t help but check our email 10,000 times per day, and much much more.

“That relationship connection … that’s what makes us human and that’s what, at some level, makes life worth living.” – Scott Eblin

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Credit Tim Gallwey (The Inner Game) for Performance = Potential – Interference.

TV Shows: Billions and The Americans

Darth Vader Breathing

Chris Hardwick interview with Alan Alda

Books Mentioned

 

Top 5 Things You Will Learn in this Episode: How mindfulness helps eliminate interference and helps you become more aware and intentional. How the neurochemicals in our brain (dopamine specifically) contribute to our continual distractions. How allowing yourself to be vulnerable deepens the human connection. How yoga can be a full life integration. How choosing the right partner can make or break us when the going gets tough.

Show Notes: 

0:15

Performance = potential minus interference.

How do you define interference?

Credit to: Tim Gallwey

1:50

The two types of interference: extrinsic and intrinsic.

3:25

How mindfulness helps eliminate interference and helps you become more aware and intentional.

4:15

Do you find you get more interference from physical or emotional sources?

6:55

The neurochemicals in our brain (dopamine specifically) that contribute to our addiction to distractions.

9:32

How the deck is stacked against us when it comes to capturing our attention.

12:12

Scott’s process for unwinding at the end of the day and going to sleep.

15:00

Do you do any preparation for the following day in your evenings?

15:30

Scott’s writing habits and how he prepares for his writing sessions.

16:52

A process Scott teaches his clients that allows them to effectively prepare for future events and lead to constructive outcomes.

19:43

In your mornings do you have any specific routines?

21:50

Why Scott meditates for 12 minutes per day.

23:02

After identifying himself as a runner 13 years old, a multiple sclerosis diagnosis derails Scott’s ability to run.

How did he cope with that loss and begin to incorporate a daily yoga practice into his life?

29:04

How Scott’s regular yoga practice changed his life.

29:57

Scott talks about the historic practice of yoga.

31:41

The difference in being a runner vs. being a yogi.

33:33

Why the breath is key in yoga.

34:13

Darth Vader breathing.

35:40

How Scott’s wife lifted him up and helped him through the MS diagnosis.

38:37

Getting married young and growing with each other throughout life.

41:25

Throughout the course of your life, have you ever staunchly believed something only to change course later in life and, if so, what led to that change of belief?

“One of the first keynotes I gave about “Overworked and Overwhelmed” I told my own story with MS and how I’ve managed it and came back from it and I got a standing ovation.”

44:18

Finding vulnerability in his speeches and realizing the real kindness of our fellow humans.

“That relationship connection … that’s what makes us human and that’s what, at some level, makes life worth living.” – Scott Eblin

48:50

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