July 15, 2019

The Mojo Radio Show EP 235: Ultimate Success In Your Life, But At What Cost? Yu Dan Shi

The Mojo Radio Show EP 235: Ultimate Success In Your Life, But At What Cost? Yu Dan Shi

Society's definition of success - an impressive career, status, and wealth - can be a hollow victory. Yu Dan Shi knows this all too well. Yu Dan Shi started from a childhood in an impoverished town in China and spent many years chasing endless goals...


Society's definition of success - an impressive career, status, and wealth - can be a hollow victory. Yu Dan Shi knows this all too well. Yu Dan Shi started from a childhood in an impoverished town in China and spent many years chasing endless goals and the appearance of success. It came at a substantial personal cost: a punishing workload while raising a family, a daily battle devoid of meaning, failing health and misery. Yu Dan Shi explores the conflict faced by high achievers and guides us through practical steps to make real and sustainable changes to our lives to bring us fulfilment. When people ask Yu Dan what she does, how does Yu Dan like to reply? Born in an impoverished village in China, what was the dream? How much of Yu Dan's dream was driven by the expectation of her parents? Yu Dan was miserable, but that made her work harder. What part of us says to ignore the misery? How did Yu Dan break the addiction to relentless ambition? Yu Dan had a perfect life, ticked every box, but which box did Yu Dan not tick? When Yu Dan got sick in 2008, she had a conversation with herself and said she felt regret. What did she regret? How did Yu Dan measure success back then? The illness was caused entirely by internal stress. Did Yu Dan know she was suffering from chronic stress? How do you know if you are honest with yourself? What was the reaction from her parents when she made a change? How does Yu Dan keep from falling into the comparison trap? What gives us true career fulfilment? How does Yu Dan describe her identity today? What identity does she want to impart on her children? Should we be generalists or specialists? Where does Yu Dan get her external validation today?  What's the ambition condition? What steps can a listener take to find their inner strengths? What advice would have Yu Dan given herself ten years ago? What brings Yu Dan pride today?     LINKS   Yu Dan Shi website https://www.yudanshi.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/themojoradioshowpodcast   The Mojo Radio Show http://www.themojoradioshow.com   The Mojo Radio Show on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheMojoRadioShowPodcast/   The Mojo Radio Show on Twitter https://twitter.com/tmrspod   The Mojo Radio Show Answering Machine 08 7200 6656 08 7200 MOJO   The Mojo Radio Show copyright Gary Bertwistle & Darren Robertson   Products or companies we discuss are not paid endorsements. They are not sponsored by, nor do we have any professional or affiliate relationship of any kind with any of the companies or products highlighted in the show.... sadly! It’s just stuff we like, think is cool and maybe of interest to you our listeners.   “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!” 
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