This week we talk to Aaron Anastasi about not listening to the voices that hold us back
Aaron Anastasi is a Southern California native who graduated with a master’s degree from Princeton where he studied philosophy and psychology.
He’s also a serial entrepreneur with online businesses such as Superior Songwriting Method, Signing Success, and the internationally recognized, Superior Singing Method, an online singing lesson program that grosses seven-figures annually.
Having a love for adventure, he was a pro snowboarder in Vail, Colorado, scaled Glacier Lake mountains in Bolivia, and cut pathways through the jungles of Contagem, Brazil.
Along with being a Los Angeles based actor and filmmaker, Aaron is also a prominent success coach for clients in industry-leading roles, ranging from film directors to marine biologists to TEDx speakers. His new book, The Voice of Your Dreams,was recently released.
In This Interview, Aaron Anastasi and I Discuss:
- The One You Feed parable
- The limiting voices in our head
- The “You don’t have what it takes” voice
- Instead of asking “Do I have what it takes” ask “Do I have the capacity to find the resources I need to be successful”
- The fixed vs growth mindset, again
- How the limiting voices often appear as reality
- How inspiration and passion often arise while we are in action
- Waiting on inspiration is a mistake and a misunderstanding of how it works
- The importance of just getting started- the hardest part is right before we start
- Breaking things down to very small chunks to help us get started
- Recovering from pessimism
- The old Hemmingway trick- Finishing while you still have one idea left
- Making sure to write down our ideas
- Celebrating and appreciating small victories
- The spiritual discipline of celebrating
- Defining success as being on the path today
- Why do we resist what we know is good for us?
- Bouncing back from failure
- Keeping our gratitude and affirmations from getting stale
- Telling ourselves stories that are good for us