Dr. Ed Slover and Jerry Dugan discuss the wisdom of Yoda, overcoming self-doubt, and making changes in a non-disruptive way for success.

The Wisdom of Yoda and Overcoming Self-Doubt with Dr. Ed Slover – BtR 359

Are you feeling stuck and struggling with self-doubt? Master life transformation coach and professor, Dr. Ed Slover, shares how the wisdom of Yoda can help us overcome self-doubt and live our best life.

Dr. Ed Slover and Jerry Dugan discuss the wisdom of Yoda, overcoming self-doubt, and making changes in a non-disruptive way for success.

“What’s in there?” Luke asked

Yoday replied, “Only what you take with you.”

Applying the Wisdom of Yoda to Overcome Self-Doubt

Being motivated by external validation is a common issue in the modern world. It is normal for us to seek acceptance and love from those around us during our childhood, teens, and young adulthood. However, as we enter into middle age, it is essential that we strive to attain our own internal validation. This can be done by engaging in activities for the sake of doing them, regardless of anyone else’s opinion. 

The key here is to focus on doing things well and being able to be proud of our efforts, not just relying on recognition from others By making this shift in mindset and outlook, we can free ourselves from doubts and self-doubt for good. 

Yoda is a legendary figure in the Star Wars universe, renowned for his wisdom and powerful ability to tap into the force. With his iconic long ears, wise eyes and memorable phrases like, “Do or do not. There is no try,” Yoda has become a symbol of wisdom throughout the galaxy. 

We kick off this episode with a discussion on Luke Skywalker’s first test with Yoda going into a cave filled with darkness. When Luke asks what is in the cave, Yoga simply replies, “Only what you take with you.”

This scene with Jedi Grand Master Yoda is a perfect symbol for our journey in overcoming self-doubt and moving towards achieving internal validation. 

The path to finding your own personal power is not always easy but it is worth the effort. As Yoda said, “You must unlearn what you have learned.” 

We will also explore Dr. Slover’s Q.U.E.S.T. model to living your best life beyond the rut and making incremental, non-disruptive shifts in behavior to build momentum for massive life change.

With Dr. Ed Slover’s guidance and Yoda’s wisdom, we can free ourselves from doubts and self-doubt once and for all!  

In this episode, you will be able to:

  1. Apply the wisdom of Yoda to grow your mindset and overcome self-doubt
  2. Be present in the moment 
  3. Make massive changes in your life through small incremental shifts
  4. Minimize the unproductive areas of your life and unlock your potential

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Dr. Ed Slover

Dr. Ed Slover is a college professor and life transformation coach helping people along their QUEST for life and even on occasion applies the wisdom of Yoda to get there.
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As the President and Founder of Quest Consulting Service, LLC, and Host of The Quest4Life Podcast, Dr. Ed Slover helps individuals and businesses undergo a transformation that allows them to become more resilient and achieve abundant success. 

As a dynamic, influential thought leader, university professor, and inspirational speaker, he has the ability to instantly connect with others through his relatability, his emphasis on empowering others, and his business acumen. 

After achieving leadership roles and six-figure salaries in the corporate world, Ed longed to make a more significant impact. His journey led him into higher education where he influences and inspires his students on a daily basis. More recently, he founded Quest Consulting Service, LLC so he can make more of an impact in people’s lives.

Chapter Summaries:

00:04:51 The Wisdom of Yoda and Luke Skywalker’s Test

00:12:08 The Moving Target Of Self-worth In A World Of Shoulds And Shouldn’ts

00:16:14 Overcoming Conflict With Intentional Action And Self-reflection

00:17:59 The Importance Of Self-comparison Over Comparison To Others

00:22:55 Unplugging From Technology And Connecting With People And Nature

00:26:18 Non-disruptively Simple Change

00:31:17 Making Incremental Shifts Towards Self-care And Growth

00:33:22 Improving Life Through Subtraction: Stopping Negative Momentum


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