Sean Whalen On Breaking Free From the Big Lie of Conformity


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Very few people in our world are able to live their perfect life. Instead of living authentically, most people are miserable and over-burdened in their daily lives.

It goes back to how we were programmed as kids.

We’re taught to conform, not to take risks, and even when we’re encouraged to dream big, those same people also tell us to be realistic.

The result? A world filled with angry people who feel like they are living a lie and generations of people who wish they had something different. We’re owned by systems we don’t even believe in, and until we break free from them, our lives will never truly be ours.

How do we break out of the programming of fear, conformity and dishonesty? What is the root of the misery and depression that’s so high in our society? How do we create a life we are actually excited about?

In this episode, I’m joined by best selling author, strategic business coach, life changing keynote speaker, and founder of Lions Not Sheep, Sean Whalen. He talks about the challenges he faced in his life, and how he overcame them by discovering and living his truth.

Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode

The truth behind the anger we’re seeing in our society We’re living in a bubble of anger. The culture we exist in, the society we live in, and the media we consume has forced us to conform and fit in. People end up angry because they are tired of being told what to, and can’t figure out what they really want for themselves.

Why motivation is meaningless Motivation isn’t what drives us to make a change in our life. If our current reality is uncomfortable enough, stings us and bothers us enough we will get into action and change our lives. No amount of self-help books and motivational videos will take the place of a personal internal drive to make things better.

The first step to creating the life you want The hardest question to answer for ourselves is what we want, but it’s also the most important. If we want to escape the bubble of conformity, we have to be honest with ourselves about what we want out of our lives outside of society’s expectations. Once we know the life that we want, we can boldly go after it and create it.

Guest Bio-

Sean Whalen is a best selling author, strategic business coach, social media and marketing genius, and life changing keynote speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Lions Not Sheep, the Lions Not Sheep Experience and the author of How To Make Shit Happen.

When not speaking, coaching or working with his clients, Sean can be found riding horses with his daughter, racing off road trucks with his sons, shooting guns from his collection or traveling the world in search of the finest whiskey and cigar.

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