Tripp Lanier is a professional coach who works with people all over the world to help them get out of the rat race, become an authority in their field, and make a great living doing the work they were meant to do. He is also the host of The New Man Podcast: Beyond the Macho Jerk and the New Age Wimp, where he interviews experts and authors from all walks of life.
In this interview, Tripp starts by discussing his background, why he got into personal development, and how he became a coach. He talks about how we often fall into the trap of running away from what we’re trying to avoid, rather than moving towards what we want. Tripp then reveals the four things that everyone wants to experience: freedom, aliveness, peace, and love. He expands on what it means to have the freedom to be who we truly are. He also talks about developing self-awareness so that we can tap into our inner guidance system.
Next, Tripp describes what it means to feel a sense of peace. He explains how trying to outrun our shadows undermines us, and talks about how to bring our shadows into the light. Tripp then expands on what aliveness entails. He discusses how to navigate the space between comfort and uncertainty to get more fun and enjoyment our of life. He gives some examples of how he pushes both his coaching clients and himself into new territory. Chris also talks about how he feels most alive when he’s living on the line between presence and vulnerability.
Finally, Tripp discusses how setting rules and going on autopilot causes us to shrink back into comfort. He goes on to talk about the importance of having love and connection in our lives. Chris shares his insights about a recent breakup, and explains how traumas prevent us from connecting and being present. Tripp describes how we become armored, and why letting go of our armor leads to more rewarding relationships and interactions. He also cautions against judging others where they are on their journey, and getting stuck in relationships for who we want the other person to be.
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