Ep. 18 Passion: Friend or Foe? Exploring the Dual Nature with David Henzel and Eduard Brink


In Today’s Episode:

  • Finding passion and purpose improves mental and physical health.
  • The ikigai model can help individuals align their skills, passions, and what the world needs.
  • Passion can be a good servant but a bad master, leading to distraction and addiction.
  • Setting ambitious goals can lead to unexpected achievements and personal growth.
  • Balancing passion and reason requires focusing on what you can control and detaching from external factors.

In this episode, David Henzel and Eduard Brink discuss the importance of finding passion and purpose in life. They explore the concept of ikigai and how it can help individuals align their skills, passions, and what the world needs. They also touch on the potential crisis of meaning and identity in today’s world and how having a purpose can navigate through difficult times. 

The hosts share personal experiences and insights on finding and pursuing one’s calling, as well as the balance between passion and reason. They emphasize the importance of focusing on what you can control and letting go of external factors beyond your control. 

To top it off, they wrap up with a super handy exercise for listeners to assess their activities and see if they’re really in line with their personal goals and aspirations. Tune in now!

If you find your calling, then you don’t work a single hour in a day.

David Henzel

Episode Timestamps:

00:09 – Introduction to the topic of passion versus purpose

01:03The positive search for meaning and happiness

03:15Using the ikigai model to find passion and purpose

05:18Starting with a side hustle to explore passion and purpose

06:33Passion as a servant and a master

08:06Setting big goals and aiming high

09:42Balancing passion and reason

10:46Knowing when to let go of something

12:04Using filters to evaluate if something still fits

13:16Evaluating and prioritizing involvement in different areas

14:01Detaching from external things beyond your control

14:44Writing down tasks and assessing their value and energy

15:49Aligning tasks with goals, vision, and mission

16:40 – Conclusion and call to action

There’s also a big lesson in what are you aiming at? Because even if you fail, you find yourself in a league where you wouldn’t have dreamt of being earlier.

Eduard Brink

Here is your action plan:

Grab a pen and paper, just like Dan Martell suggests in his book “Buy Back Your Time.” Start by listing your daily tasks and creating those two crucial columns: one for whether each task gives you energy or takes it away, and the other to assign a value to each task in terms of its potential income.

Next, take a moment to reflect on your purpose, mission, and vision. Consider whether each task aligns with these guiding principles. You may discover that some tasks that initially seemed energy-draining can actually bring you closer to your goals.

Delegate low-value tasks whenever possible, and let’s make a conscious effort to prioritize those activities that not only align with our mission but also energize us. This simple exercise can be a game-changer in reclaiming your time and moving toward your true purpose.

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