Jun 8, 2021
You may have an idea of where you want to be; make it an aim
that's really wide versus a goal. A goal feels like it's a flag in
the ground that says 'I'm going to go out there; that's where I
want to be.' You have no idea! Can you be here now in what is
really good? Okay, pay attention and start to gather those things
that make you feel really good and start to pull away from the
things that are a 'No.' - Cal Callahan
Wellness Force Radio Episode 400
Host of The Great Unlearn Podcast, Cal Callahan, shares how to navigate and
find your own purpose, the radical guidance he has received on his
own wellness journey, the vulnerable aspect of life and how it
brings out the strength within each one of us.
Are you ready to
surrender and unlearn that
programs that have kept you in fear for so
Discover how to grow on
your own terms and use your unique skills while simultaneously
honoring the mystery of life.
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Listen To Episode 400 As Cal
[1:30] Exploring The Great Unlearn
[22:00] Creating & Redefining Your Purpose
What steps you can take to create your purpose
and what can you do when
it begins to fall apart.
Lessons from his parents owning a grocery store that Cal got
the gift of unlearning later on in life.
that he built up as a
child with parents both working and how that helped him fend for
Why Cal needed to learn that he doesn't have to do everything
all by himself and that has been a difficult lesson.
The fact that resiliency isn't good or bad but how we use it
can lead to different outcomes.
Lessons he learned as a child about how to show up and provide
for his family
How he's been navigating his relationship with his wife and
his experience trying to understand what isn't allowing him to be
and allow her to care
Why he and his wife reached out to a facilitator to help them
relationship and a big takeaway was to reparent the part of himself
that felt like he couldn't receive.
How he was able to let go of focusing so much on how he's
supposed to show up as the man in the relationship to personally
help him and his marriage
Why being vulnerable is actually you being strong
[31:30] Why Vulnerability Is Strength
[40:30] How To Grow On Your Own Terms
The importance of understanding that we all have our own
but we don't need them to
be right because we are all living our own unique
- The Way of the Superior Man
by David Deida
The moment Cal knew that his job working on the trading floor
was no longer a place for him to follow his purpose.
Why you don't have to apply all of the knowledge you have
gathered and learned; just pick out the parts that you want to
How he was focused more on playing instead of getting
everything right when using tools during his wellness journey
What steps he has taken to start paying attention
to what calls on
Why your life's purpose might not be so obvious but your
will kind of 'tickle
you' and gently guide you to it.
The fact that there's no end to the healing journey; we're
always on the path of learning.
How he began the process to shed his old identity
and stop focusing on
who he was physically on the outside and step into doing the real
[50:30] The Art Of Surrender
Why so many people still have to learn the art of surrender
; especially fellow
podcast hosts and influencers.
Cal's definition of the word, "surrender," and it's connection
to the Great Unlearn.
Why you can't really surrender until you understand that
just the way you are and
you're doing the best you can.
The power of pausing and working through the root cause of
How our triggers run programs in our mind depending on the
situation at hand.
have been running in
his mind that he knows it's time to unlearn.
How his wife helped him point out his programs and old,
running in the background still.
Why language and energy go hand in hand in programming
The inner work that Josh has done on his own and in his
relationship with his partner
What you can do to be there for you partner to let them know
that they're seen, heard, and supported by you.
How you can find the spiritual courage
to accept and then let go of
Why repeated cycles of shame
mean there is more work
that needs to be done.
[1:01:00] Unlearn Your Programs & Find Your Purpose
- Solocast: God Is Love
The shame he felt of not showing up as a husband for his wife,
Peyton, and not being present
with his family
The programmed cycle he was on for awhile that said, "You're a
trader. You need to make it," which took him away from being with
Why so many people don't actually find their purpose until
they have unlearned all of their programming
How to start finely tuning into the things that bring you joy
and make you feel alive to find your purpose and inner happiness
What Cal did to start paying attention to what truly called
him - being a health coach
- instead of being
to look for in your life: what do
you read on your spare time? What do you check out on the internet?
What do you do in your free time? Who do you like to spend time
Breaking down what blocks people from their purpose: money
, the opinion of others,
media, parental example, and more.
How to get unstuck from the "I'm comfortable" mindset
and find new ways to
grow and enjoy life.
Why it's so important to find something that you enjoy over
focusing 100% on how much money you are making.
[1:15:30] Feeling Comfortable In Your Own Skin
Power Quotes From The
Why You Don't Have To Always Be Resilient
"Because my parents were working all the time, I had built up a
lot of resilience which can be beneficial but there's a lot to be
learned when you have to fend for yourself at a young age. I've
been able to endure a lot and what I needed to unlearn within that
was that I don't need to do it all by myself. That's a lesson that
has been really difficult for me to learn but as I have let go,
called on my brothers and sisters for help, I've started to feel
much more connected to others. Resiliency isn't good or bad, we
just have to think about how we're using it. Sometimes it doesn't
feel good to be resilient all the time like when my wife is trying
to connect with and see the real me." - Cal
Starting The Inner Work Journey
"To reign in the power of vulnerability, you have to do the
inner work and be willinging to question all the ways you have done
things but be kind to your past self because if you can't accept
all that you have done including all the 'shitty things,' you will
never move through it. Part of the journey is the ability to hold
yourself when you really need it as you're going through that
process but it's also about getting quiet too. It's about lessening
the distractions; stop adding things to your plate and begin
focusing on what is going on below the surface." - Cal
Working With Our Triggers
"You can't really surrender until you understand that you are
perfect just as you are. When you understand that each of us is
doing the best we can, you're perfect. You're doing the best you
can and sometimes you will do better and be in a better space than
other times but that's just where you're at. When we understand
that, we don't continue to beat ourselves up. When you feel
triggered, how can you work with that instead of feeling bad about
it? That's your work." - Cal Callahan
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About Cal Callahan
Cal Callahan, a retired trader, hosts
The Great Unlearn Podcast and runs
Unlearn Ventures — an investment fund and incubator for
forward-thinking projects. He lives in Austin, TX with his wife,
three kids, two dogs and pet pig named Petunia.
Through The Great Unlearn Podcast, Cal
shares conversations with some the world’s leading experts &
performers to help men and women unlearn their way into a new way
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