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The Knomii Podcast

Jan 16, 2023

What You’ll Learn From This Episode:

Are you tired of reaching your goals only to find that true fulfillment and purpose seem just out of reach? Today, we're tackling the concept of "false summits" and how to avoid them on the journey to discovering your true purpose in life. We'll explore the importance of developing a relationship with your future self and the role it plays in setting and achieving meaningful goals. Our hosts, Cynthia & Madeline, will share their personal experiences and share valuable insights on how to stay motivated and focused on the things that truly matter.

Whether you're just starting out on your journey or you've hit a roadblock, this episode is packed with actionable advice that will help you avoid the pitfalls of false summits and discover true fulfillment and purpose in your life. Don't miss this one!

What we discussed:

(00:08) Introduction: Finding Fulfillment with Future Self

(00:37) When success doesn't feel fulfilling

(01:57) Reinventing ourselves and reanalyzing the past

(04:36) The illusion of continuity when thinking about future self

(06:36) We suffer when we lose our curiosity 

(10:06) Ready for coaching? Special offer and limited spots available!

(10:54) How to please your future self

(13:08) What to do when the big goal is happiness

(14:18) How to develop a relationship with future self

(16:13) Using future self to check in on beliefs

(18:23) Uncertainty and spaciousness can build resilience

(19:13) How to cultivate curiosity about future self 

(23:06) Bringing together what we discussed

(24:48) Ending with a quote

(25:34) Closing notes


Quote for Reflection:

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” Plutarch (Motivates one towards originality and instills the desire for truth. Realize that you can ignite your innate flame.)


For further reading and tools:

What Values are you honoring with future self?

Looking at Future self with curiosity and creativity and abundant mindset-What is the common thread

start with curiosity-visualization-What would that person want you to know? Inner Knowing- Journaling

Purest Essence is Purpose-Inner Sense

Jenga visual Tower of “Being” Choice visual-regret instability

Photo exercise-develop relationship with Future Self-

  • [ ] Go Into your phone and select 5 of your best memory photos
  • [ ] What were you doing?
  • [ ] How were you feeling?
  • [ ] What parts of self (adventuresome, creative, humorous) showed up to this event
  • [ ] Would you do it again? Why?

Beliefs…Useful Beliefs…What are your limiting beliefs…Creating Space for Self…Making your life more expansive meet future self

Data Mission..learn one thing every day… Remain unattached to the outcome Slow Down…Imagine if…Dreaming…small nuggets

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Hosts & Guests

Cynthia Garrett, LMHC  Host

Madeline Farquharson   Host


Show: The Knomii Podcast

Published 01/16/2023

Season 1

Rating: Clean

Frequency: Updated Bi-monthly

Length: 26 min

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