Tal Gur is a blogger, coach, lifestyle entrepreneur, and devoted adventurer. He is the creator of the blog Fully Lived, where he has documented his personal journey to complete 100 life goals in 10 years. He has tackled financial, physical, and spiritual dreams one by one, including completing Ironman New Zealand, creating financial independence, surfing at the world’s most sought-after beaches, and rebuilding a Peruvian family’s flood-ravaged home. Tal is also the author of the book “The Art of Fully Living: 1 Man. 10 Years. 100 Life Goals Around the World.”
In this episode, Tal begins by talking about what inspired him to decide to pursue 100 life goals in 10 years. He references a conversation that he had with a few friends that deeply changed his outlook on life. He discusses some of the major goals he’s achieved on this journey, and talks about the importance of motivation and immersion in helping you to successfully reach your goals.
Tal then takes us through his process for achieving goals, and talks about the benefits of having a coach and support system. He offers advice on overcoming weaknesses, optimizing your mindset to erase limiting beliefs, and exploring the why behind your goals. He also talks about using meditation and mindfulness to uncover insights and gain clarity on which goals to pursue. In recent years, Tal has shifted his goals to focus more on being of service and providing value to others. We ask him how this has changed his life.
In the second part of this interview, Tal discusses some of his core values and how he discovered them. He offers advice for listeners who might be in a funk or feeling stuck in life, and how they can find and connect more with their aliveness. He also talks about the concept of essence and what it entails. Tal suggests that listeners check out www.16personalities.com to take a personality test to learn more about themselves and their essence.
The discussion then leads into the topic of fear: what it is, why we experience it, and how to build courage, follow your heart, and take action despite fear. Tal emphasizes the importance of going out of your comfort zones and re-framing fear to use it to your advantage. He also shares a story about a near death experience and what he learned from this event.
Finally, Tal offers some tips on how to choose more empowering beliefs and assumptions, and explains how he uses curiosity to re-examine life events and situations that might otherwise be perceived as bad. He walks us through his spiritual practice, which centers around enjoying the moment, being present, and letting go of attachment to outcome and form.