Love Not Fear podcast

Ep. 27 Embracing Change, Celebrating Progress: Lessons in Lifelong Transformation with David Henzel and Eduard Brink


In Today’s Episode:

  • Creating an environment that supports positive habits is crucial for maintaining them. Making habits easy and removing triggers that lead to negative behaviors can increase the chances of success.
  • Reflecting on past mistakes and learning from them is essential for personal growth. Keeping an error log and identifying patterns can help in avoiding similar pitfalls in the future.
  • Fear can be a powerful motivator, but it is important to distinguish between rational and irrational fears. Taking action and being solution-oriented can help overcome fear and move towards a state of love and positivity.
  • Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Making fewer decisions and automating routines can conserve willpower and make it easier to stick to good habits.
  • Surrounding oneself with supportive and like-minded individuals can greatly influence behavior and help in maintaining positive habits.

Dive into an enlightening conversation with David Henzel and Eduard Brink on this episode of the Love Not Fear podcast, where they delve into the heart of new year’s resolutions – their creation, their challenges, and what it truly takes to stick to them through the year. Broadcasting live from Eduard’s office, this episode offers a rare glimpse into the personal and profound journey of setting and sticking to goals. 

They explore the curious case of resolutions – why we make them, where we stumble, and how a select few manage to cross the finish line. Through personal tales and candid revelations, discover the lesser-known statistics that shed light on the fate of these yearly promises and the psychological undertow that often leads to their demise. From discussing the power of environmental cues to the importance of self-awareness and the concept of an “error log,” David and Eduard navigate the highs and lows of habit formation. 

This episode is more than just a conversation. It’s an invitation to reflect on your own resolutions and the underlying forces at play. Engaging, insightful, and peppered with humor, it promises to leave you with new perspectives on how to live a life driven by love, not fear, and how to finally make those resolutions stick. Whether you’re in search of inspiration, motivation, or just a good story, this episode is a must-listen for anyone intrigued by the human capacity for change.

Fear is a warning sign, but it’s important to take action and become solution-oriented rather than staying in a state of fear.

David Henzel

Episode Timestamps:

00:08 – Introduction

01:26 – The difficulty of sticking to resolutions

02:57 – The concept of “cheat days” to help maintain resolutions

04:09 – Personal experiences with quitting smoking and maintaining a vegan diet

06:28 – The role of stress in breaking habits

07:54 – The concept of willpower and decision-making energy

08:26 – Controlling environment and limiting phone usage

09:28 – The importance of replacing habits and celebrating successes

10:44 – Identifying cues and triggers for undesirable behavior

10:40 – Having cues that trigger unwanted behavior

12:12 – Reflecting on accomplishments and progress

13:46 – Changing your personality with people who know you well

16:02 – Restarting routines and self-care to replenish

18:10 – Tracking progress with an error log

19:30 – The importance of stopping and eliminating things

22:50 – Being solution-oriented and not staying in the victim position

24:45 – External events can lead to self-destructive behaviors

25:06 – The importance of having supportive friends

Reflecting on past mistakes and making changes to avoid repeating them is a powerful tool for personal growth.

Eduard Brink

🤍 As we wrap up this insightful journey with David Henzel and Eduard Brink on the Love Not Fear podcast, it’s clear that the path to keeping new year’s resolutions is both complex and deeply personal. From the startling statistics that reveal the fate of most resolutions to the powerful strategies that help the few succeed, this episode has delved into the essence of personal growth and the transformative power of self-awareness.

🤍 But the conversation doesn’t have to end here. We invite you to reflect on your own resolutions, habits, and the environments that shape them. Consider the role of willpower, the impact of your surroundings, and how you might implement tools like the “error log” to navigate your journey towards lasting change.

Share your stories, challenges, and victories with us. How do you plan to apply the insights from this episode to your life? Connect with us on social media, leave us a review, or send us a message. Your experiences and insights enrich our community and inspire others to embark on their own journeys of transformation.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Love Not Fear podcast for more engaging conversations that challenge us to think deeper, push further, and live boldly in the face of fear. Together, let’s continue to explore the vast landscape of human behavior and the endless possibilities that come with choosing love over fear.

🤍 Thank you for joining us, and remember: every step towards understanding ourselves and our habits is a step towards a more fulfilling and fearless life.

Spread the message and share the Love with every person you talk to! ❤️


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