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Succeeding by Letting Go of the End Result with Amy Baglan: PYP 278

Amy Baglan is both a Type A Entrepreneur and a committed mindful meditator. The founder of MeetMindful, an app and movement that connects spiritually engaged people for both dating and friendship, Amy drives hard for achievement, and also consciously aims for that “being OK in the moment” vibe that doesn't depend on external success.

I wanted to talk to Amy about dating, and romance, and sex; topics highly correlated with health and happiness, and topics that I've managed to avoid pretty much completely over five years of this podcast.

We began our conversation at a common place – the challenges of chasing achievement and still engaging in self-care. Now that I've co-founded a startup, I'm finding the need to raise my game in order to get my self-care time.

  • The runs now have to be scheduled.
  • Stretching and strength work and breath practices have to be squeezed in.
  • The long and lazy cooking sessions are feeling like an indulgence.
  • And meditation just brings up my coked-up hamster brain's infinite “Why haven't you already done this?” list.

Amy shared some of her best insights and mindsets with me (and you), and now the work is to apply those insights on a daily basis. Rather than experiencing tension between mindfulness and results-driven activity, she invites us to weave mindfulness into our work, and see our work as an outgrowth of our spirituality.

And then we got to the sex conversation… 🙂

I hope you're as inspired and charmed by Amy as I am. We covered:

  • her entrepreneurial journey
  • getting hooked on the concept of creating something from nothing
  • how do undo our addiction to distraction
  • Dan Sullivan and The Gap
  • why looking back at past achievements can keep us from becoming discouraged
  • relationships as a mirror into ourselves
  • how to create a comfortable speed dating environment
  • Annie Lalla: “There's always going to be work to do” in a relationship
  • sex and mindfulness
  • embodied experience vs focusing on the end result
  • “there's no ‘normal'” – discovering the infinite number of ways we can enjoy ourselves
  • practicing “out of the head, into the body”
  • the magic of getting to know our bodies and what we love
  • and much more…

Enjoy, add your voice to the conversation via the comment box below, and please share – that's how we spread our message and spread our roots.

Links

MeetMindful.com

Dan Sullivan, the Strategic Coach

Annie Lalla, the Love Coach

Deep Work, by Cal Newport

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski

Mating in Captivity, by Ester Perel

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