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Strengthening Your Relationship With Your Best Self

In this episode, I tell a parable to illustrate why your relationship with yourself is the foundation for everything. I then use this example to discuss how to discover your best self, grow into the best version of yourself, and strengthen your relationship with your greatest self.

As Abraham Maslow rightly pointed out, “If you plan on being anything less than you’re capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life.” 

Per his quote, all that we do in life is a testimony to our inner self and our relationship with ourselves. The people you impact or don’t, the job you love or don’t, those in your life you love or don’t, the acts of service you do or don’t, are all created by the relationship we have with ourselves.

The tools from today’s episode ought to be helpful for anyone looking to become their best self.

And in case you didn’t already know it, John R. Miles (@john_r_miles) takes your requests for topics on Momentum Friday right here every week! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming weekly Momentum Friday episodes, drop us a line at [email protected]Let’s dive in!

Over the years, I have come to a much deeper connection with myself. It is the most important relationship I can have—the one true constant in my life.

John R. Miles

In This Week’s Episode, John R. Miles Explores Becoming Your Best Self

  • I provide a fable of the eagle and the chicken to illustrate why we often fail to become our best self.
  • I discuss why everone takes the limits of their own circumstances for the limits of the world.
  • I discuss how to discover your best self and provide a list of questions to guide your journey of self-discovery:
    • Where am I now?
    • How did I get to where I am today?
    • Where do I want to be in the future?
    • How am I going to get there?
    • What additional resources or skills will I require to achieve my goals?
  • I then dive into practical ways to improve and strengthen your relationship with yourself to bring out your greatest self.
  • Once you build a relatonship with your best self, you can confidently creep closer and closer to your goals.
  • Have any questions, comments, or stories you’d like to share with us? Drop us a line at [email protected]m!
  • Connect with John R Miles on Twitter at @John_RMiles and Instagram at @John_R_Miles.

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110 | Becoming Your Best Self | John R. Miles | Passion Struck Podcast
110 | Becoming Your Best Self | John R. Miles | Passion Struck Podcast

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Starter Packs

John R. Miles quote on being your best self and you are the most incredible person that you will ever know

New to the show? These Starter Packs are collections of our most popular episodes grouped by topic and we now have them also on Spotify. You can also browse starter packs for existing listeners to find your old favorites. Every week, John interviews fascinating high achievers at the top of their game. Learn how to subscribe to the show and never miss a new episode and topic.

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  • 0:00 Introducing the best self concept and introduction
  • 2:55 Ten Thousand and Athletic Greens 5:57
  • Fable of the eagle and the chicken
  • 10:05 BetterHelp
  • 11:49 Where am I now on the journey of becoming my greatest self?
  • 12:48 How did I get to be where I am today?
  • 13:33 Where do I want to be in the future?
  • 14:29 How am I going to get there?
  • 16:05 What additional resources will I require to be my best self?
  • 17:21 How do you become the best version of yourself
  • 21:51 How to live your best life
  • 22:58 Conclusion and Synthesis


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Atomic Habits by James Clear

Best Self by Mike Bayer

Are you having trouble prioritizing yourself? John discusses where you invest your love; you invest your life in Episode 104

John Explains how to become our best authentic selves and what is getting its way in episode 88.

Do you know the science of healthy habits? John explores this in-depth in Episode 108.

Suppose you missed our interview with Jen Bricker-Bauer on Everything is Possible. Don’t panic! You can catch up by downloading it here.

About John R. Miles

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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content.

John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, author, and named to the ComputerWorld Premier 100 IT Leaders. John is the host of the #PassionStruckPodcast, a show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s highest achievers to learn their lessons to living intentionally.

Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to live better, be better and impact. Stay tuned for John’s latest project, his upcoming book, which will be published in summer 2022.


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