A simple approach to a better life with Nate Dallas

December 6, 2022

In this week’s episode of The Pursuit of Learning podcast, we are joined by Nate Dallas, an entrepreneur, a product developer, and an author. His latest novel isYou’re Too Good to Feel This Bad: An Orthodox Approach to Living an Unorthodox Life. He is here to talk about a simple approach to a better life. Throughout the episode, we dive into a brief history of Nate’s journey, the importance of making small life decisions, sleep, breathing properly, state & state management, understanding ourselves, choosing a pathway, and more. 

Nate talks about the importance of making small decisions in life. According to him, one small decision can change your life in a whole new direction. After making that small decision, you are no longer the person you were before because some small thing has changed. 

Drinking enough water is a must because it sustains our bodies and keeps us healthy. But most of the time, we are used to drinking artificial beverages that don’t do any good to our bodies. Nate talks about how he only drank water for two months, how he felt after two months and how his body reacted to that process. 

Not every day is a good day. Not every moment is a good moment. But if you let the negative things happen to you during the day control you, it won’t be nice for you and the people around you. Nate talks about state and state management. By state, he means the state of our emotions, mentality, physical, and spiritual. According to Nate, we need to break the pattern to manage that kind of bad state by whatever means necessary. A quick change of pattern would do the trick. 

Money isn’t going to fix everything in our lives. If you are too busy and unavailable for your loved ones when they need you, having money won’t fix that. At the same time, it’s not right for you if you are not enjoying what you are doing. You have to give yourself a chance to enjoy what you do. Nate dives into how he chooses his pathway in life because he needs to be available for the people he loves. It’s not the money that matters; it’s the fulfillment and availability in life that matters, says Nate. 

Conversations are important. A simple conversation with someone may change their life forever. Wrapping up today’s episode, Nate shares that every conversation matters because we don’t know what’s going on in the mind of the person to whom we speak. Maybe they need us. 

[00.15] A brief history – Nate dives into his background of becoming who he is today. 

[09.51] Importance of small decisions – You have to make small decisions in your life constantly. It may change you as a new person. Nate shares the importance of making small decisions in life and how they may affect your life. 

[15.11] What we want – If you want something in your life, you must try to get it. According to Nate, if you don’t act to get what you want, you either don’t want it and are lying about wanting it, or you don’t want it bad enough to make a move to get it. 

[21.03] Importance of sleep – Getting 6-8 hours daily sleep is essential because our bodies need to rest. Nate dives deep into the importance of sleep, the wrong things people do when they go to sleep, the best sleep practices, and his sleep routine. 

[31.59] Breathing properly – Breathing is the one thing we do every second of our lives. Nate shares how people are not taught to do breathing correctly and how he does breathing exercises on different occasions. 

[42.54] Drinking water – Nate shares why he wanted to drink only water for two months and how he felt after two months. 

[50.24] Food choices – Nate dives into what they do at home to ensure that they get good things in their bodies. 

[57.24] Fast food – Too much fast food isn’t healthy. Nate dives deep into people’s negative mindset about the food they get every day. Most people are used to getting fast food, which results in health issues such as obesity, cancer, nutrition problems, and rotten teeth from too much sugar. 

[01.03.13] State and state management – Nate dives into what he meant by ‘the state’ in his book and some of the state management techniques we can use. 

[01.12.28] The roadmap – Not every one of us has a clear idea of what we want to do with our lives. And it’s okay because you don’t have to figure out everything in your life. Nate shares what he thinks about not figuring out what exactly he wants to do in his life. 

[01.15.10] Understanding ourselves – Nate dives into the importance of identifying what we need and finding positive ways to achieve them. 

[01.28.09] Choosing a pathway – Most people don’t have the privilege of doing what makes them happy. Nate dives into how he chooses his pathway according to his terms because he wants fulfillment and availability in life. 

[01.45.31] Habit – Nate emphasizes the value of conversing with people, even if you don’t relate to what they are saying.

Resources

    Connect with Nate

     LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathan-dallas-20741764/  

     Website – https://natedallas.com/  

      Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dallasnate/?hl=en  

      Twitter – https://twitter.com/fathersbrother  

      YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/@natedallas8114  

Book by Nate – You’re Too Good to Feel This Bad: An Orthodox Approach to Living an Unorthodox Life
books.google.com/books/about/You_re_Too_Good_to_Feel_This_Bad.html?id=XQ9bzQEACAAJ&redir_esc=y  

Hacking Fatherhood: Preparing for Success in the Biggest Role of Your Life –books.google.com/books/about/Hacking_Fatherhood.html?id=ChrNAQAACAAJ&redir_esc=y  

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles – books.google.com/books/about/The_War_of_Art.html?id=sR3hAAAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y  

Thomas Merton books  

google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=inauthor:%22Thomas+Merton%22  

Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life – 

books.google.com/books/about/Resilience.html?id=1BC9BgAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y 

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