Are you tired of the struggle of all the differing competing priorities in your life? Joel Zaslofsky once did too! For the past 7 years he’s been on a quest for total life integration. He’s tired of all the different personas he’s had to wear in his life and just wants to be Joel all the time.
Currently, he’s a business partner at Puttylike, a community for multipotentialities . . . those are folks with a diversity of passions, interests and skills who want to do it all.
Joel definitely has lots of interests and you can learn more about them at his website JoelZaslofsky.com.
Beyond talking about life integration, there are a lot of great lessons that pop up in this episode including:
- Understanding your role as a catalyst or a champion within in organization.
- The benefits of creating an agreement with your business partner and what to think about when you draft one.
- Evaluating and purging your obligations to create space in your life to grow and to integrate your passions.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Embracing discomfort.
How Joel Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 5:45 am
- Ideal work environment: In his home office, early in the morning and distraction free at big desk.
- Superpower: Connecting people.
- Self-reflection practice: Meditates daily and reviews his Live Your Legend workbook annually.
- Book recommendation: Never Eat Alone
- 90-day goal: Building a new website for Puttylike.
“Small is fine. Small is good.”
“A lot of time we feel obliged to doing something or to connect with someone, but we really aren’t.”
“Make space and room for the unknown.”
“Is whatever you are doing, making you a better version of yourself?”
Joel shares his advice on why it’s important to embrace discomfort to better handle the constant change the world throws at you every day. Personal growth comes from discomfort.
1) Cold emersion. He gets lots of practice living in Minnesota. He says every fiber of his being now feels alive.
2) Exercise. Pushing beyond your normal comfort zone.
3) Conversations. Get more real and more vulnerable than you are use to.
Resources + Bonus Materials
My interview with Joel about social purging on my old podcast: