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Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA)
Episode 241 -
Originally aired 12/23/2014 9:00 AM -
SATISFACTION SATURATION series -
"How Do You Cope When Reality Begins to Exceed Your Dreams?”
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YOU DID IT!
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TALK SHOW EPISODE NOTES
You did it! You climbed that mountain (literally and/ or figuratively) and you are now resting at the summit. Breathe in that sweet air of accomplishment! Very nice. Okay, you take it all in (the view from here, the beauty, the joy of surpassing your goals, etc.). Feels awesome. Wait, are you starting to feel a bit bored? What are you going to do next? You could do nothing. You have already proven yourself and achieved many things in life. Why aren’t you simply resting on your laurels? What is the itch, the craving for the next part? It is SATISFACTION SATURATION™ and you are experiencing it.
You have “been there, done that and have the t-shirt.” You do not want anymore of this mountain. It has reached a point of saturation (as per the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition, “the act or result of supplying so much of something that no more is wanted”).
You are craving a new mountain to climb. This series, “SATISFACTION SATURATION™”, is for you. We will address the challenges in reaching the SATISFACTION SATURATION state in regards to specific experiences, how to recognize it, how to treat it, how to prevent it, and how to handle the feedback from other people (“Must be nice to have that job, that house, that car, that award,” etc.).
This specific episode is, “How Do You Cope When Reality Begins to Exceed Your Dreams?”
In this show we discuss A Stone* of Solutions™ including:
1. Tough question.
2. Very few people are prepared.
3. Are you?
4. How do you prepare for a life you aren't even able to conceive in your wildest dreams?
5. Show title inspired by this New York Times article with Philip Galanes interviewing Elton John and Darren Walker, "PG: How did you cope when reality began to exceed your dreams?" (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/30/fashion/elton-john-and-darren-walker-on-race-sexual-identity-and-leaving-the-past-behind.html?_r=0)
6. Do you even want this?
7. "John Vechey, co-founder of Seattle-based games maker PopCap Games, just sold his company to Electronic Arts for just under a billion dollars, so you might think he doesn't have to fret about success any longer. But according to Vechey, it's not success that CEOs need to be concerned about, but how they will deal with that success once it comes their way. [...] "People can't relate." Being a CEO can be lonely and it's often impossible for friends and colleagues to understand your experience. "Friends assume that because I have a games company, I can do whatever I want or that I spend all day playing games. Sometimes I do but don't tell my boss."
8. Can you stop success once it starts to snowball?
9. "JK Rowling had therapy to cope with Harry Potter success
I didn’t know anyone - anyone - to whom I could turn and say, “what do you do?”, so it was incredibly disorienting.”
She said that she had also struggled with the huge number of demands to help others financially.
“You don’t expect the pressure of it, in the sense of being bombarded by requests,” she said. “I felt I had to solve everyone’s problems. I was hit by this tsunami of demands. I felt overwhelmed.” (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9559895/JK-Rowling-had-therapy-to-cope-with-Harry-Potter-success.html)
10. Are you scared of success?
11. "Often, the worst thing that can happen to a company is success.” [...]“Success always outdates the very behavior that achieved it,” Drucker wrote in Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices. “It always creates new realities. It always creates, above all, its own different problems. Only the fairy story ends, ‘They lived happily ever after.’” The stories on the business pages never do. (http://business.time.com/2014/02/26/the-right-and-wrong-way-to-handle-success/)
12. Why didn't you dream bigger?
13. "All of it is like a really weird, great dream."
14. "I say this all the time: I don't look at myself as standing in Oprah's shadow, I see me as standing in her light.” Best O' Friends To Oprah BFF Gayle King, reflected glory is just glorious. A pretty good best friend to have."
How will you (or how did you) cope with your alternated reality on the other side of your dreams? Let's share!
*A stone is unit of measure equaling 14 pounds (so we have 14 elements in our one stone of solutions!).
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