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The Ten Thousand (10,000) Heroes Show

10,000 Heroes is a show about Purpose. We interview people we admire about their journey with Purpose. Which is a journey we’re all on – whether we like it, or acknowledge it, or not. And then we share their insights, tools, and struggles with you. 10,000 Heroes (10kh) provides inspiration, intimacy, and maybe even a little bit of guidance, as to what it means to live a truly purposeful life, and how we each can get there in our own unique way. In my mind, it’s not just a podcast, it’s a hero generation machine. Because a World on Fire needs People with Purpose.

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#00123 Pacific Northwest Sea Gardens and What We Owe Our Descendants (with Nicole Norris)
Two years ago I overheard a conversation at a local farmers' market about Clam Gardens.  Being a nosy podcast host, I eavesdropped, eventually inserted myself, and got some contact information. Today I caught up with Ala̱g̱a̱mił Nicole Norris, of Halalt First Nation on what's now known as Vancouver Island in the Canadian province of British Columbia. Nicole is a Shellfish Aquaculture Specialist, Intergovernmental Communicator, Cultural Support Worker;  knowledge holder, and language preserver for the Hul’qumi’num. She's also incredibly fun to talk to and not afraid to get deep and trippy from the beginning, as you will soon hear.  I had several shifts in understanding during our interview, especially around how we as humans relate to the other species around us, as well as how we relate to our ancestors and our descendants. Let's jump in. 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
62:28 5/22/24
#00122 The Third Side
In this episode I present what I learned from William Ury's The Third Side. The basic idea is that our communities and societies are the most important element in developing an effective conflict management system, and that the essence of being effect is to exert peer pressure on resolving the conflict instead of taking the "side" of any of the parties. Hence, the 3rd side... (For the video version, go here: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes) 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
27:52 4/14/24
#00121 Civic Engineering V1 Plan (How to Prevent a Civil War)
For the last few months I've been reflecting on How to Prevent a Civil War. Here's why I think we need to act: - It is in the avowed interests of multiple powerful actors -- both inside and outside of the US -- to foment widespread discord, confusion, and animosity. - The logical conclusion of widespread discord, confusion, and animosity is civil war. - The people working on this have lots of resources and effective technology (ie AI chatbots) at their disposal. Basically, in absence of our concerted actions, things are going to get worse. The most effective tool I have come to so far is conversation. Honest, deep, vulnerable, heart-opening conversation. This podcast is V1 of a model I'm playing with that I'd like to try out. (For the video version, go here: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes) 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
21:19 4/13/24
#00120 The Six Dimensions of Conflict Transformation
The concept I want to present today is the Six Dimensions of Conflict, which comes up in Chapters 2 and 3 of The Crossroads of Conflict by Ken Cloke. Ken has a model where he breaks down conflict and how we approach it into six areas, and then looks at that sextet from 4 different angles: - Orders of Resolution - Math/Geometry - Location in the body - Mediation style 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
24:08 4/11/24
#00119 Three examples of slow dialogue
As part of my journey towards understanding what brings us together and what keeps us apart, today I want to share three examples of social dialogue I learned about in the past couple of weeks. I will resist the temptation to draw conclusions prematurely, but just let us all ruminate together with these three examples. The first is from Nelson Mandela's autobiography -- Long Walk to Freedom (PDF) -- which I'm currently reading. The second is a description of traditional dispute resolution in pre-partition Punjab from a recent interview I did with Somia Sadiq. (From: http://10kh.show/00117-every-conflict-hides-a-story-with-somia-sadiq 28:30 - 31:30) And the third is from a listener who called me yesterday and shared his experiences with a facilitator named Bob Chadwick. I'll share a little bit of what I learned in the call and then read a passage from Chadwick that I found online. (From: Bob Chadwick, https://managingwholes.com/chadwick.htm/) So, I don't know how you see yourself in this moment, but I see you as someone, like me, who is interested in and capable of preventing a civil war. Someone whose actions or inaction will have a lot of consequences where you live, not just this year or this election cycle, but for the next generation and the next phase in our social development.  🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
19:11 4/9/24
#00118 A Sober Roadmap to Nuclear Disarmament (with Ward Hayes Wilson)
As Lao Tzu used to say: "Do the hard thing while it is still easy." According to my guest, Ward Hayes Wilson, it's a pretty good time to work on nuclear disarmament. This is precisely the opposite of all my reflections on the issues, which usually end in hopeless shrugging and attempts to resign myself towards guaranteed nuclear annihilation. (Much harder when you have kids!) Ward has a very different take, which is rooted in 30 years of obsessive study of the issue and the fundamental premise -- which he has confirmed will military leaders around the world -- that nuclear weapons are simply not useful for warfare. Bonus: He's also smart, hilarious, and does great accents.  (For the video version, go here: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes) 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
63:04 4/6/24
#00117 Every Conflict Hides a Story, with Somia Sadiq
Somia Sadiq is a peacebuilder and entrepreneur focused on Conflict Transformation. Our conversation was so wide-ranging I thought it would be worth a brief rundown of what we covered:   - Resilience and Fasting - Definitions: Settler and Newcomer -  Identity politics - Ancestral guilt and shame - How to approach history (and history of oppression) without guilt - The role of public apologies - The limits of apologies - The necessary components of an apology - intentionality - acceptance of harm - remorse - how it impacted you - Description of traditional mediation in Punjab (from her grandparents' house) - Highlights from William Ury's The Third Side: Community as the Conflict Management System - What makes something feel fair? - Is taking sides ethical? - How do global conflicts affect our individual experience? - What do people mean by "trauma-informed"? - The Mice and the Cherry Blossoms Experiment - Trauma vs Agency and Free Will   While it was a stellar interview, I have to say my favorite moment was her story at the end. Listen for it.     🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸   ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.      ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again.   http://tenthousandheroes.club  
68:26 3/30/24
#00116 Atheism, Spirituality, and Civil War with Casper ter Kuile
Casper ter Kuile is like a better version of myself. He's on a mission to rescue spiritual truths from religious dogma to fill the voids in modern life. We talk about what atheism and spirituality mean to us, gain inspiration from a John O'Donahue essay on "The Priestliness of the Human Heart," discuss the current struggles in El Salvador (and how to handle it), and finally, I broach the topic of: How To Prevent A Civil War. If you're concerned about the divisiveness in our culture and want to do something about it, I suggest you tune in ;) 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
70:21 3/28/24
#00115 A meditation on Pain, Drugs, and Gratitude with Wolf Sherman
Wolf Sherman has dealt with excruciating pain 24/7 since being hit by a car a couple of years ago. The relationships he has developed between pain, drugs, and gratitude struck me as something every single one of us can learn from.  We also get into modern masculinity and communication with whales.   Yeah, You heard me right. 🐋   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
57:52 3/17/24
#00114 John Giuliano on Justice, Revenge, and the situation in El Salvador
In this episode, I talk with one of my greatest mentors, John Giuliano, about how the Régimen de excepción is affecting his small community. Specifically, we discuss the situation of the co-director of the Tamarindo Foundation, Santos, who was arrested 54 days ago (as of March 6, 2024). The second half of the show (@ 16:02) covers John's response to the arrests, the difference between revenge and justice, and the unhealed wounds from the Salvadoran civil war. 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.    ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://tenthousandheroes.club
56:09 3/6/24
#00113 Thanksgiving Sourdough Bread Recipe (Depth-First Search)
Here’s a gratitude-forward recipe for Sourdough Bread. I go through the 4 main ingredients that go into the bread, and then go into the ingredients that go into those, and then the ingredients that go into those…   It’s a gratitude practice. Try it out on literally anything in your life and see where you end up.   If you’re actually looking for my recipe for sourdough bread, it’s here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w12kQ54EpnQ&t=0s   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.     🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
12:46 11/20/23
#00112 Abby Carl: Composting Trauma into Healing
If what I’m trying to do with this podcast is: Go deep immediately without any fluff, and Help us all understand how purpose shows itself empirically, even when things look horribly gnarly,    Then I give this conversation ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐.   It’s deep. It deals with horrible things (sexual trauma). It’s hopeful.   And Abby Carl is an absolute hero for turning all her experiences into something everybody who interacts with her can benefit from.   Check it out.   Abby's website: www.growstrong.one Abby's Instagram: @growstrong_one Abby on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grow.strong.5   Note: All my cameras flipped out during the recording of this in-person interview, so the last few minutes have no video. I didn’t feel like deep-faking the rest, so I threw an audiogram in there so you’d have something pretty to look at.   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
62:17 11/19/23
#00111 Jason Taylor: Five Elements Acupuncture and The Seasons of Life
Jason Taylor runs deep.    He’s an ecologist and Five Elements acupuncturist with a lot to share about living a healthy and balanced life.   But what I liked best is how deeply he engaged with the questions.   That’s part of what I love about this show – it’s not just Information handed down from On High, but a mutual exploration, where we’re all learning about our paths, through the vessel of the interview.   Tune in to hear the throughline in Jason’s journey from environmental education to bat research to acupuncture, and how the Seasons of Life are present not only in the year, but also in each day and your own life and moods.   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter
61:41 11/11/23
#00110 Crystal Beasley: Making Decisions with the Heart and A Finishing School For Men
Crystal Beasley is a trip. She’s a high priestess of the heart and listening to her journey is the auditory equivalent of getting tickled (for me) at least.   At one point she tells me she is here to protect the place of women. Then she mentions a finishing school she runs, to turn Men into Gentlemen. And then she reveals the How: Teaching them to Ask for what they Need.   It seems simple, but every day I run into it. Sometimes with myself, sometimes with a colleague, sometimes with a daughter.   How much time could we save, Looping narratives could we cut short, and Sleep could we gain?   Just by knowing what we Need, and asking for it?   Resources Cris mentioned: Link to her film on Charles and Diana (6m): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOw77x7JbGg Her website with a lot of different projects and resources: http://www.crisbeasley.com/ Her course “Holy Hell Yes - Navigate Massive Change without Losing Your Shiz”: crisbeasley.com/maven   She actually made a discount code just for you: “Use code 10KH for 50% off until Jan 31st”   And, for more about the mystery school, which she can’t post online, please email crystal@crystalbeasley.com   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
68:06 11/4/23
#00109 Walter Faro: The actual Assassin’s Creed
Walter Faro sees himself as a protector and creator of refuge.   His father (and mentor) was a trained assassin and mercenary, and Walter has spent his life trying to understand and integrate the skills and worldview he learned in his formative years.   Incredibly, he brings this history and presence to his work as a DEI facilitator.   Naturally, his vision for how to create safety and protection is much larger than that.   Join us to hear the whole story.   Walter’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wtfaro/   ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
61:09 10/28/23
How to stop a war? Israel, Hamas, and the prospects for peace-building with Ken Cloke
I talk to world-renowned mediator Ken Cloke about:   His personal reaction to the October 7th attacks and ensuing war Every Generation Has To Confront The Zero Sum Game Two Options When We Look At War What can individuals who don't live in the Middle East do? 50 Questions To Ask In Political Arguments Organizations he supports: Combatants for Peace and Women Wage Peace Should I Talk to My Congressperson? The theory that "War Is The Health of the State" How do we live without an enemy? What would Ken Cloke Do (right now)   Other interviews I've done with Ken: http://10kh.show/00007-what-can-four-decades-of-conflict-resolution-teach-us-about-the-heart-with-ken-cloke https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1P3uR8S_TGs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kspe4Mx9yJQ   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
47:06 10/23/23
#00108 Melvin Myles: Healing The Heart Through Music
Melvin Myles wields music as a weapon of love. He grew up in a gospel tradition in Mississippi, discovered Jazz in college, and stumbled his way (we laugh about it) into being a professional vocal artist. But for me the best part is what Melvin is so effortlessly able to communicate about the heart. Deep Truths I struggle to articulate through writing books and essays and poems… they just roll out of him unbidden. Listen to the interview! The whole thing! Find Melvin at: www.melvinkmyles.com https://www.facebook.com/melvinkindallmyles https://instagram.com/iammelvinmyles   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes.   ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter     *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
96:47 10/21/23
#00107 Eric Grace: The Density of the Soul
🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   Eric Grace is a kind of an angel. And he means that more literally than can you possibly imagine. He also estimates that 40% of us are in the same boat as him.   This provenance is not always a blessing. It comes with challenges in adapting to life on Earth and mixing with the more Terran souls.   Is that a challenging cosmology for you? It was for me. But Eric is also a pragmatist and grounds all his angelic talk in working with people to help them feel comfortable and use their gifts for the greater good.   We also talk about his many adventures through the wilderness of isolation, community, and drama on the fringes of society.   It’s thoroughly deep, thoroughly entertaining, and addresses head-on the questions every human has about meaning, purpose, and belonging. Eric’s website: https://eric-grace.com/   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
105:16 10/14/23
Jeff Salzman: Four Reactions To Horrific Violence inside each one of us
This is an excerpt from a conversation Jeff Salzman with the Developmental Alliance, with a brief preface from yours truly. Jeff posts Integral takes on the news regularly at https://www.youtube.com/@UCCa3meEuah-lc2lIMX2BTng (and I often join him!)   🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
08:54 10/12/23
I've got my goals: What could possibly go wrong?
There's two critical steps towards making the impact you want to make in the world: 1) Knowing what you want to do 2) Doing it Most people never figure out Step 1.   But if you've worked hard enough to have a clear idea of what you want to do, you're still not out of the woods yet. For any plan of consequence there are lots and lots and lots and lots of things that can wrong. Most people ignore those possibilities and just "work hard" as the means to success. If you've gone down that road and know where it goes, and you're doing ignoring and avoiding all the possible pitfalls, you're ready for Night Vision!   🪐🛸🌍 How I Can Help You 🪐🛸🌍 📰 Weekly Inspiration on Meaning, Purpose, and Community http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   🎤 Inspiration Database (Podcast Archives) http://10kh.show https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158   🐘 Figure out and Deal with the One Thing that's blocking you (FREE 30-day course) https://momentumlab.com/challenge   🔭 Find out and address Everything Possible Thing that could go wrong (4 days, in person) https://momentumlab.com/the-2023-night-vision-summit/   🚀 Make more progress on what really matters next year than you did in the last 5 put together http://momentumlab.com/fellowship  
09:50 10/11/23
#00106 Karen Bonner: How To Use Your Dreams
🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸 ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   Karen Bonner had 3 sacred dreams when she was a teenager that continue to inform her life. Though her passion and work is analyzing dreams, she told me:   “Do not pin down sacred dreams, like a butterfly on a board. Just let them be. Many dreams hold answers and questions for you. Sacred dreams only require honoring. That’s all they require.”   I talk to Karen about her many years of NOT living her purpose, and what she did to stay present, on her to figuring out how to make dreams her reality.   We discuss how dreams work, what they reveal, and how Karen can talk to you about your dreams. Karen’s website: https://dreamcounselor.ms/   *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@tenthousandheroes Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter
59:34 10/8/23
#00105 Fabiana Fondevila: From Wonder To Action
🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ ♥️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. ♥️♥️Of course, If you really liked this episode, subscribe to The Ten Thousand Heroes newsletter to get weekly 5 minute reads on meaning, purpose, and community. Plus, you’ll never miss an episode again. http://momentumlab.com/newsletter   Fabiana Fondevila is a storyteller, teacher and spiritual activist, whose main passion is turning awe and inspiration into life-affirming action. She is the author of "Where Wonder Lives. Practices for Cultivating the Sacred in Your Daily Life", the founder of "Mujeres en acción" (Women in action), which empowers victims of gender violence, co-founder of Vivir Agradecidos, an organization that fosters grateful living, and other initiatives. She is currently writing a book about igniting and expanding the vital impulse, in our personal and collective lives.    I talk to Fabiana about her current understanding of her purpose, how it has evolved, and what we might all get out of a greater focus on awe, wonder, and vitality, both individually and as a species.   Fabiana's website: https://www.fabianafondevila.com/english/     *** About The Ten Thousand Heroes Show *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose.   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   *** Show Links *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com Show Archives: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter Coaching Program: http://momentumlab.com/fellowship Upcoming In-Person Retreats: https://momentumlab.com/retreats/   ***  About Momentum Lab *** 🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️🦸‍♀️🦸🏾🦸🏼‍♂️🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏿🦸🏽‍♂️🦸🏾‍♂️ The Ten Thousand Heroes Show is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly newsletter, The Ten Thousand Heroes Club: http://momentumlab.com/newsletter  
56:15 10/1/23
#00104 We’re writing “The Book” on Purpose
If I were to write a book about purpose today (I have another ~3 hours before I need to pick up Jasmine), what would it be about?    Which is maybe the same question as: What are the most important questions for me to address on this show?   In the audio/video version of the episode (links below!) I’ll explain these things a bit more, but here’s the rough outline version:   Part I: Introducing Purpose Preface: A cocktail party in 2045 My goal for this book is to catalyze a fundamental change in how we relate to ourselves and each other.   Chapter 1: What is Purpose? We begin by surveying various definitions of purpose and constructing our own, shared, understanding of purpose.   Chapter 2: Purpose is Dead. Long Live Purpose? We look at how our definition of Purpose is related to definitions in our past, and what it means to “rescue” Purpose from religion.   Part II: Why Purpose Matters Chapter 3: Why My Purpose Matters To Me: Happiness, Sexual Potency, and Infinite Wealth *** Some pragmatic motivators to help us understand how having a sense of Purpose could change your life.   Chapter 4: Why My Purpose Matters To Us: World Peace and Human Potential Some ideological motivations for purpose. How human evolution is related to individual purpose.   Part III: Finding Your Purpose Chapter 5: What Purpose Feels Like How do you know you are actually living your purpose and not just kidding yourself in order to be cool?   Chapter 6: How To Find Your Purpose An incredibly simple and practical method that requires honest observation and introspection.   Chapter 7: Purpose and Time How your Purpose may change over time and what that implies.   Chapter 8: How To Use Purpose How you can use Knowing Your Purpose to change your state of mind, make better decisions, and build community,    Chapter 9: Purpose and Heroism How living your Purpose is related to Heroism, and what is really going on (internally) when we investigate our purpose.   Part IV: Purpose Traps Chapter 10: The Generality Trap My purpose is to be myself / My purpose is to help people   Chapter 11: The Specificity Trap My purpose is to be an extra-innings pitcher for the Oakland A’s   Chapter 12: The Enlightenment Trap My purpose is to Be Here Now   Chapter 13: The Midas Trap My purpose is to make money   Part V: After Purpose Chapter 14: Momentum Lab: How to do Anything An overview of Compound Momentum and using Purpose iteratively   Chapter 15: Downscaling Purpose into Vision How to draft a supernaturally-sharp Vision rooted in your Purpose   Chapter 16: Uncommon Consistency Once you have a detailed plan connected to your Purpose, the main challenge is doing it.    ♥️If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. ♥️♥️Of course, If your really liked this episode, subscribe to our newsletter to never miss an episode, get informed about live events, and do direct Q&A with me: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About The Show: Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both. The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
14:26 9/2/23
#00103 How To Find Your Purpose
There’s two things I want to do today: Explain how you find your purpose (according to me, today) Share the “pre-interview” video I made for my upcoming guests.   It’s a simple two-step method that involves asking a specific question and then running experiments based on the answer.   Everyday I run into people – in person, at parties, through email, and through this podcast, who are, for lack of a better word, lost.   Maybe they’re “stuck”. Or “questioning”. Or “on a journey”. Or “at a transition point”. Or “needing something different”. A lot of the time it has to do with this essential part of our human experience that is mostly disregarded in modern society.    Purpose.   So here we are at The Ten Thousand Heroes Club. It’s our community of purpose.   If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. Of course, If your really liked this episode, subscribe to our newsletter to never miss an episode, get informed about live events, and do direct Q&A with me: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About The Show: Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both. The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
25:00 8/23/23
#102 George Moore: Seeing AIDS as a Teacher, not a Curse
A couple of months ago, at an in-person event I helped organize to connect people with their Visions, I met George Moore. Towards the end of the retreat, when offered the choice between a plant-based bug spray and the DEET version, he said:   “Oh, give me the chemicals. They’ve been keeping me alive for over 30 years anyways”   That moment planted a seed of curiosity in me, and this interview is the result.   George shares a small fraction of near-death experiences as a man living with HIV/AIDS from 1989 to now, and how it led him to renounce his possessions and his identity during the journey. He is a mystic in the best sense of the word, having chosen to take constructive lessons on how to live and love from years of pain and discomfort.   Listen to George. He’ll blow your mind.   ❤️ If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. ❤️❤️ Of course, If your really liked this episode, subscribe to our newsletter to never miss an episode, get informed about live events, and do direct Q&A with me: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About The Show: Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both. The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
74:09 8/14/23
#00101 Mike Taubman: The Goal of Education
In this episode, I interview an old friend of mine, Mike Taubman, who has dedicated his life to education. Mike isn’t just teaching high school, he’s helping public education in the US intersect with the perennial goals of education: Making whole humans and whole societies.   Mike teaches in Newark, NJ, at North Star Academy's Washington Park High School, a part of the Uncommon Schools network. He's currently working with colleagues to design a program for 12th graders that encourages students to reflect on their emerging sense of purpose and personal values, and then use their reflections as a foundation for career exploration, self-directed learning and, ultimately, preparation for their lives after high school. If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. Of course, If your really liked this episode, subscribe to our newsletter to never miss an episode, get informed about live events, and do direct Q&A with me: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   PS: Elijah Megginson's New York Times piece: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/09/opinion/college-admissions-essays-trauma.html   About The Show: Why are you here? What is this short and fragile life about?   These questions have easy answers in traditional cultures. You listen to the myths and stories of your elders and nod along. But once we’re exposed to the chaos and diversity of the larger world (#thanksglobalization), the simple narratives of our ancestors suddenly seem silly and unattractive.   Rationality leads us into a desert of meaning. But it turns out that we left something important behind: Purpose   The Ten Thousand Heroes Show aims to restore our collective sense of meaning and fulfillment through demystifying purpose.   We present empirical techniques and rational arguments for taking Purpose seriously, while leaving room for fun and mystery.   And we interview inspiring humans along the way, each of whom has a clear sense of Purpose, and whose sense of Purpose has allowed their success.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both. The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
70:40 8/5/23
#00100 I Unlocked a Fountain of Limitless Creative Energy in Less Time Than It Takes To Toast A Waffle
These are the final days of our first public Elephant In the Room challenge and it’s been a dramatic success, for me personally and for many of the 100+ people who are participating. In this week’s episode, I share my story – my elephant, my struggles, and what I learned – and draw an important lesson out of it.   TLDR: I went in thinking the Elephant was something blocking me from being who I am and living the way I want to live. That’s true. But what I learned is that by facing it, I am flooded with a huge amount of creative energy, like some kind of superhero. And I never expected that.   If you liked this episode, let us know with a review. And follow this show to get all our latest episodes. Of course, If your really liked this episode, subscribe to our newsletter to never miss an episode, get informed about live events, and do direct Q&A with me: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About The Show: This show, Ten Thousand Heroes, is about aligning our life with our purpose. Most of the time that requires: Confusion Hard work Addressing conflict, and Unconditional love   How would we treat each other if we assumed every person we met was a hero in disguise (just like we are)?   How would our society and culture change if we did that? We’re here to support you and challenge you during that journey.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both. The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
16:13 7/29/23
#00099 The Land of Unease: Where The Transformation Lives
What did this episode awaken in you? Don’t be shy. https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow This is Ten Thousand Heroes and I’m Ankur Shah Delight.   In this episode I tell two stories about being Really Uncomfortable, in order to explore:   Why we put ourselves in uncomfortable positions, and What we might be gaining from it.    In the YouTube version, I also wear a silly hat, fwiw.   * This show, Ten Thousand Heroes, is about aligning our life with our purpose. Most of the time that requires: Confusion Hard work Addressing conflict, and Unconditional love   How would we treat each other if we assumed every person we met was a hero in disguise (just like we are)?   How would our society and culture change if we did that? We’re here to support you and challenge you during that journey.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab. I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator. But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life. If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation We help you do both. The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
09:48 7/22/23
#00098 Brendon Tomasi: The Fatherhood Ritual
What did this episode awaken in you? Don’t be shy. https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow   I talk with an old friend – Brendon Tomasi – about his journey from Party Animal to Father Animal, and the ritual he developed to help him make that transition. In a culture where the Baby Shower seems to be so popular, and is more about Things than Mothers, the Fatherhood Ritual places an importance on the emotional state and the developmental moment of fatherhood. My hope is that it can honor and include the struggles modern men have at a critical moment in their lives.   This is Ten Thousand Heroes and I’m Ankur Shah Delight.   This show, Ten Thousand Heroes, is about aligning our life with our purpose.   Most of the time that requires: Confusion Hard work Addressing conflict, and Unconditional love   How would we treat each other if we assumed every person we met was a hero in disguise (just like we are)?   How would our society and culture change if we did that?   We’re here to support you and challenge you during that journey.   Guest References: Brendon’s Fatherhood Guide: https://medium.com/@brendontomasi/expecting-fathers-guide-24-tips-ef414e92bd52 Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab.    I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator.   But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life.   If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads:   Accepting what is Transforming your situation   We help you do both.    The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes   http://momentumlab.com/podcast  
18:41 7/15/23
#00097 Every Moment Has A Message
What did this episode awaken in you? Don’t be shy. https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow This is Ten Thousand Heroes and I’m Ankur Shah Delight.   This episode is about the role of conflict and transition in our lives. I also try to define purpose empirically and make a pragmatic argument for why the way you tell your life story really matters (because it determines what you allow in your future).   This show, Ten Thousand Heroes, is about aligning our life with our purpose.   Most of the time that requires: Confusion Hard work Addressing conflict, and Unconditional love   How would we treat each other if we assumed every person we met was a hero in disguise (just like we are)?   How would our society and culture change if we did that?   We’re here to support you and challenge you during that journey.   Show Links: Voicemail:  https://www.speakpipe.com/10khshow Email: ankur@momentumlab.com 10,000 Heroes: http://10kh.show Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/10000-heroes/id1565667158 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Mh2WvODShs6jwIQSd0wp1 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@10kheroesshow Elephant In The Room Challenge: http://momentumlab.com Newsletter: http://momentumlab.com/podcast   About our sponsor: 10,000 Heroes is brought to you by Momentum Lab.   I normally refer to Momentum Lab as an experiment-based coaching program or a goal accelerator.   But it’s beyond that. It’s a deep investigation into Purpose, Vision, and what it takes to achieve our goals in every area of life.   If you’re interested in falling in love with who you are, what you’re doing, or what you’re surrounded with, there’s two roads: Accepting what is Transforming your situation   We help you do both.   The best way of learning more is to sign up for our weekly email: (Momentum) Lab Notes http://momentumlab.com/podcast
07:59 7/15/23

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