Podcast #5: Being a Modern Day Renaissance Person (w/ Alex Zobel)

In episode #5 of Guys with Feelings, Jaemin and Gabe welcome their first ever Guest with Feelings: Alex Zobel, a modern-day Renaissance woman who has a PhD in 16th century English Lit, teaches prisoners in San Quentin, is building her own tiny home, and opening a brewery with her brother, among other things.

The three of them discuss:

    • becoming a modern day Renaissance person
    • what San Quentin prisoners thought of the election
    • what Standing Rock taught Alex (radical listening)
    • IUD’s and accessible poetry
    • and much more!

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Three Books I’m Embarrassed to Admit Changed My Life

All my life I’ve been obsessed with self-growth. Self-improvement. Self-help. Whatever you want to call it.

It always blew me away that I could upgrade my entire way of experiencing life just by opening a book.

Why wasn’t everyone devouring this shit?

I’ve read many books over the years that have had a huge impact on all areas of my life, such as health, productivity, business, and more.

But there are three books that rose above all others for me.

That have completely changed the course of my life.

And that I’m embarrassed to admit they did.

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How to Find an Awesome Therapist

So, you already know that I think everyone and their mom should see a therapist.

It’s self-growth on steroids! I’d recommend it to EVERYBODY.

But then the question becomes, “HOW do I find a therapist? A badass, awesome one?”

And unfortunately, that’s a more difficult question to answer.

Finding an awesome therapist is more complicated than finding an awesome mechanic. It’s not just about technical skill and experience – it’s about finding someone who JIBES with you.

Just like dating, it’s about finding the right fit. The right chemistry. Someone you click with. Someone who gets you.

And just like dating…it may take a few tries to find the right match.

But fear not, the search process is not as scary as it seems! To make it easier, I’ve broken it down into 8 simple steps.

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Video: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist

If I could give one piece of advice to everyone, it would be to work with a therapist.

And yes, I do mean EVERYONE.

Most people think therapy is just for people who are “messed up” or in “crisis”. Sorry, that’s not how I see it at all.

Here’s how I view it: “Therapy is self-growth on steroids.”

And it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself.

Keep watching to hear more of my thoughts…

Update: After posting this video, tons of people have been asking me exactly HOW to find an awesome therapist. So I wrote up a guide here: How to Find an Awesome Therapist (in 8 Steps)

Now you’ve got no excuse!