About this Episode

Like the U2 song says, sometimes you’re stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of it. This week, we discuss pulling yourself out of that moment with fitness trainer and blogger Erin Bahadur, who served 9 months in prison as a result of a painkiller addiction.

We explore:

+How peer pressure affects decision-making
+The addiction mindset
+Taking responsibility for your behavior
+Finding balance during difficult times
+Living up to others’ expectations
+How different reward systems influence behavior
+Claiming your identity through external validation
+How the educational system promotes peaking at a young age
+Seeing yourself for possibility and instead of limitations
+Controlling your perspective in adverse situations
+The need for a major life event to shake you out of complacency
+Living your life based on what other people say vs. what you say
+Being honest with yourself about what you’re actually doing
+Efficiency vs. effectiveness

Find Erin at:
Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @Erinsinsidejob

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Season 5 Theme Song:
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