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Forever studying masterful humans and the art of service the world over to bring their practices to our (sometimes “service-deficient”) culture, Stefan Ravalli combines all that with his expertise in meditation, mindfulness, and communication/listening to raise the game of service professionals – and anyone looking to upgrade how they connect with others (and themselves). Learning meditation was a game-changer for Stefan. It gave him the inner strength to be his unique self (without the negative self-talk!), connect with others better, and live a healthy happy life. Meditation also makes you realize your potential and gives you the fearlessness to pursue bigger and better things you never thought possible, so Stefan left a leadership role at a high-profile bar/restaurant to India to teach meditation. After doing that for years and deepening his tea ceremony practice, Stefan realized that the art of service was the richest path of self-cultivation available to him. Serving anything anywhere was the best way to apply and accelerate all the upgrades he got from meditation. So he started Serve Conscious to bring these tools and practices to anyone where service is part of their life – to awaken us to the power of service as a means of growth and self-mastery.
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The Achiever’s Curse: Why the Pursuit of Significance is a Dangerous Trap | DTPHD Podcast 33 Shownotes
1:02 What’s the default state of achievers, and why does it matter?
4:45 Two metaphors for how best to view the worth of a human being
8:36 How achievers become worthy of love and connection
10:35 How meditation helps you find your own value
16:44 How growing and striving relate to meeting your need for significance
20:55 When the pursuit of significance becomes unhealthy
25:01 One of the big downsides from being in the Flow state
27:26 Why people put off their happiness
30:44 How to find fulfillment in the present
36:11 Why achievers don’t believe they’re enough
40:33 This is what achievers fear when they reach their goals
45:56 What happens when you let go of striving for significance
49:02 The advantage of finding fulfillment in the present