#11: James Brackin IV – Navigating Grief, The Importance of Personal Growth, and Learning from the Greats

Episode 11 – James Brackin IV (@jamesbrackiniv) 

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James Brackin IV is the host of the You Can Too podcast, a podcast that dives into the wisdom of entrepreneurs, creators, and thought leaders on how to win at life both internally & externally. He is also a coach who helps people interrupt self-sabotage so they reach the next level of their life.

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It was a pleasure to spend time with James, and dive deep into the lessons, experiences, and wisdom he's gleaned from his life. In this episode, we dove into:

• the power of intention
• how life happens for you, not to you
• unlearning beliefs
• overcoming challenges
• navigating loss
• self-love
• courage
• self-sabotage
• Psycho-Cybernetics
• loving your fate
• courage
• intuition
• and so much more...

Go check out James' podcast, You Can Too, where he talks about all things mindset, personal growth, and levelling up.

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Chapters:

0:00 - Preview
0:51 - Introduction
2:03 - Intentionality
4:25 - The power of why
5:47 - Three core fears
6:23 - The reason behind self-sabotage
9:23 - What are James’ fears
10:20 - What do you really want?
13:30 - How you feel about yourself, by yourself
14:10 - Life is happening for you, not to you
15:18 - Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
18:11 - Being your own best friend
18:50 - What is your relationship with Life?
19:50 - Life is working out for you in every way
21:15 - Unlearning beliefs
21:50 - Impostor syndrome is a good thing
22:30 - Jen Sincero, staying uncomfortable
23:36 - Thinking big
24:35 - Gay Hendricks, The Big Leap
25:57 - Success is your standards
26:56 - James’ spiritual journey
28:10 - God & the true nature of reality
29:06 - See how good life can get
30:28 - Mortality
31:26 - Love your fate
32:58 - Destiny vs free will
32:37 - You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
33:40 - Time management
35:50 - What are your three core tasks
36:50 - Goals vs Direction
37:40 - James’ daily walks & voice memos
39:00 - The power of talking to yourself
40:37 - Who are James’ coaches
42:00 - Decide to love yourself
43:55 - Meditation
44:29 - Courage
45:55 - The Gap and the Gain by Dr. Benjamin Hardy
48:30 - Ego
49:17 - You are not the voice in your head
50:24 - The start of the You Can Too podcast
51:48 - Intuition
53:22 - Lessons on podcasting
57:00 - Loss
58:00 - Trust
59:30 - Shawshank Redemption
1:00:25 - Unconditional love
1:01:21 - Favorite quote
1:02:25 - Think and Grow Rich book
1:03:10 - “Should” = shame
1:05:30 - Books
1:08:02 - Assigning ourselves ‘shoulds’
1:10:25 - What’s the cost of inaction?
1:12:30 - Ask yourself better questions
1:14:00 - Stress does not equal progress
1:15:45 - Conclusion

Books mentioned:

• Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz
• High-Five Habit by Mel Robbins
• Letting Go by David Hawkins
• The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
• The Gap and the Gain by Dr. Benjamin Hardy

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