Episode: Jesse Elder — The Difference Between Appreciation and Gratitude, and How to Live a Fulfilled Life


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Jesse Elder — The Difference Between Appreciation and Gratitude, and How to Live a Fulfilled Life

“Time just gets you better at whatever you’re doing, and if you’re good at struggling, 30 years will make you an expert.” –Jesse Elder

 

Welcome to the Conscious Creators Show; where through intimate and insightful interviews with authors, actors, musicians, entrepreneurs and other podcasters, you'll learn tools and tactics to 10x your creativity and strategies to grow and monetize your audience.

 

Jesse Elder is a mentor and coach, entrepreneur, MMA instructor, motivational speaker, and author. He is the creator of the popular Mind Vitamin video series and the podcast Jesse, where he shares his teachings on self-mastery, self-acceptance, and inspired action. Jesse grew up the oldest of 5 children and was home schooled his entire life, never having attended a formal educational institution and giving him an action-oriented perspective focused on results over theory. He believes it is possible for every person to feel fulfilled and be happier, healthier, wealthier, and wiser.

On today’s episode of the Conscious Creator podcast, Jesse Elder, podcast host and creator of the Mind Vitamin video series, speaks with host Sachit Gupta about living intentionally. Learn about Jesse’s theories of time piercing, the four core elements of life, the power of appreciation, and more. Jesse shares stories from being homeschooled while growing up, joining a fight club, and the profound transformation he experienced when his MMA fighting landed him in the hospital with serious injuries.

 

Episode Highlights: 

  • Jesse has switched his mindset from asking what is true to what is useful.
  • He no longer ascribes to the philosophy that you have to be struggling and in pain to achieve growth or success.
  • Jesse joined a fight club and ended up in the hospital with a collapsed lung and many other injuries.
  • What would your life be like if you were less fixated on the hustle? If you just allowed yourself to feel fulfilled by the byproducts of living?
  • Jesse assesses everything by qualification; how qualified is this Instagram influencer/mentor/teacher based on how they live their lives to tell me what they’re telling me?
  • Jesse believes that appreciation is more potent than gratitude; gratitude tends to be reactive.
  • Linear time seems to be constructed of past, present, and future, but the only thing that is verifiably true and real is the present. The past and future only exist when you think about it, and when you think about it, that happens in the present.
  • Science is currently trying to prove spirituality.
  • For Jesse, intuition is a deep rooted knowing that transcends logic.
  • Jesse has a theory of time piercing, which is the strategic use of memory and imagination.
  • The base frequency for humans is joy.
  • Social media can be an entirely legitimate way to measure influence and reach, but if you can’t separate yourself emotionally from that work, it becomes harmful.
  • Knowledge is information that has been organized for some sort of use.
  • To Jesse, wisdom is the embodied experiential application of knowledge.
  • Wisdom is the byproduct of living experientially, not the outcome.
  • There are four elements or quadrants to life, the byproduct of which is wisdom: Direct, leading-edge experiences, radical authentic self-care, the zero point, and production.
  • What if the Bible is like an old journal entry from God and he’s evolved since then?
  • Jesse’s marketing strategy is to be as authentic as possible to hopefully help the people who come to him, rather than crafting elaborate marketing language to lure people in.
  • Journaling is like exercising; it takes repetition and practice and strategies.
  • Before you go to sleep, write down what you appreciate, what you accomplished that day, and how you want to feel when you wake up the next morning.
  • Instead of asking “how do I…” ask “What if I…,” and you’ll be accessing your future self’s memories.

 

3 Key Takeaways:

  1. Perhaps the way to be most productive is to allow yourself the experiences of living, without trying to manage or control them.
  2. Science is naturally focused on the past, because it has to observe information that already exists.
  3. When we slow down our thoughts by writing, we give them a chance to grow into feelings.

 

Tweetable Quotes:

“I can’t imagine that there’s an organism in the natural world that—if you could peek inside the mind of an oak tree, you’re not gonna find the oak tree’s daily routine so that it can achieve its goal of feeding the humans with oxygen.” –Jesse Elder

“Most of us have a lot more memory than we have imagination.” –Jesse Elder

“What if your body is just a browser tab? And then what if your consciousness has like 70 monitors set up and each one of them has 138,000 browsers open because consciousness isn’t limited the way that we are?” –Jesse Elder

“What if when we start imagining something, what if it’s a memory of our future self? Because what if thought vibrates at such a high frequency that it escapes the bounds of linear time?” –Jesse Elder

“Time just gets you better at whatever you’re doing, and if you’re good at struggling, 30 years will make you an expert.” –Jesse Elder

 

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