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Episode #105 - Dry January for the Sober Curious with This Naked Mind Coach Mike Shennan - Part 2

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I continue the discussion with Mike Shannan, senior coach with This Naked Mind, and we dive deeper into discussing the impact of alcohol on our lives. One way that you can approach the impact of alcohol in your life is to look at it like a relationship. Is that relationship healthy or toxic?

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Overview of Episode #105 --- 

  • This Naked Mind: Control alcohol, find freedom, discover happiness, and change your life.
  • Steps to take if you've become sober curious and aren't sure where to start. 
  • What it means to be compassionate toward yourself and others who are on this journey. 
  • Quit Lit resources to get you started.

A more significant struggle that we often encounter is not just our relationship with alcohol but the relationship that those close to us have with alcohol. When you are close to someone who is struggling with alcohol use, the best thing you can do is to be there for them and support them as they navigate their journey – but you can never force someone to stop drinking.

Mike and I also discuss some of his strengths and how they impact his coaching with This Naked Mind. As a first-hand participant in the program offered by This Naked Mind, he has not only changed his relationship with alcohol, but it fundamentally changed how he views the world around him. 

This transition has provided him with the passion and skills that make him such an effective and valuable coach to help others make the same journey. His High Altruistic scores match his motivators to remove pain and suffering from the world.

This episode is so inspiring and profound that helps us analyze how we can transition our perspective by looking at our relationships with substances. This introspection can help us be the best versions of ourselves and start each day with newness and self-compassion. Tune in today to hear more about being sober curious, and how it might benefit you! 

In this episode: 

[00:41] Welcome to the Wake Up Eager Workforce Podcast!

[02:26] The importance of examining your relationship with alcohol.

[04:26] Supporting a loved one or family member who struggles with alcohol. 

[08:17] Mike’s strengths and how This Naked Mind transformed his motivators. 

[18:17] The biggest inspirations and influences that Mike experienced in his life. 

[20:53] The habits that Mike implements to Wake Up Eager every day. 

[23:53] Mike talks about the power of understanding when your emotions are trying to tell you something. 

[29:32] Mike shares the advice he wishes he could give his younger self. 

[31:33] What message would Mike put on a billboard, and what would it say?

[34:26] Parting wisdom from Mike surrounding your relationship with alcohol and the power you have within you.

[36:36] My big takeaways from my interview with Mike and my relationship with alcohol. 

[43:44] I highlight some of Huberman’s research-based impacts of alcohol consumption on the body. 

[48:00] There are stress management tools available on the Wake Up Eager Tips page.

[50:08] Thanks for joining me today!

Information Shared in the Podcast:

This Naked Mind Book
Book a Discovery Call with Mike 
This Naked Mind Author Annie Grace - Theory about the unconscious mind. Who am I?
The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too) by Gretchin Ruben 
Peloton Sober Squad 
Alcohol Explained by William Porter 
We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life by Laura McKowen 
Alcohol Lied to Me - New Edition: The Intelligent Escape from Alcohol Addiction by Craig Beck

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