EP155 What If Instead of Picking Up your Phone, You…?

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Sometimes the most insightful discoveries come from considering “what if” and then giving that “what if” a try. What if, instead of grabbing for your cell phone, you turned to connect with a person in real life instead?

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BOL 155


Episode 155


KC:   Welcome to the Business of Life Podcast. My name is Keith Callahan, your host. And grateful for you today, grateful for all the listeners out there that it just keeps me motivated. Keeps me going and there are many different reasons why I do this show, but you’re the number one reason. I love doing it and I love the positive feedback. I love hearing the different things that you’re getting out different episodes.

And today, we’re talking about what if you didn’t pick up your cell phone or your smartphone or whatever phone you want to call it?

What if instead of picking up your cell phone every time you want to go do it that you set a little prayer?

What if instead of picking up your cell phone, you shifted from you head into your heart and thought about someone that you love?

What if instead of picking up your cell phone, you focus on your breathing for a few minutes?

What if instead of picking up your cell phone, you decided to look somebody in the eye and spend a moment with them?

Our life is made up of little moments. Our life is made up of the little things that we do that compound over the day. We stand in line at the grocery store, we pick up our cell phone. We get to a red light, we pick up our cell phone. We wake up in the morning, we pick up our cell phone. We’re with one of our kids, they’re trying to talk to us but we’re focused on our cell phone. We’re at night sitting on the couch surfing our cell phone for hours while the TV is on in front of us.

What if the time that we spend mindlessly numbing out on our cell phones was spent empowering ourselves by focusing on prayer, meditation, visualization, gratitude?

What if you didn’t pick up you cell phone all the times that you do? Try it. Can you do it for a week? This is going to be huge with journal. What if you only picked up your cell phone when it rang or when you had to do something versus you’re looking to numb out?

So I wanted to share that with you this morning. It’s something that – it’s like annual thing that my wife do, we’re like, “All right. We’re using the cell phones too much.” For us, it’s clicking on Facebook.

For me, I have three different things. It’s like the most ridiculous thing in the world. I go to Facebook. I go to – I have this thing called Mint.com which all my financial accounts go to. And I check my email. And I’ll literally when I’m not conscious of it, I bet it’s probably almost a hundred times a day I look at that thing. Like at little different times, pick it up. Look at it. Pick it up. Look at it. Pick it up. Look at it. Pick it up. Look at it. That’s like the extreme and that happens when I’m not conscious and focus on it.

And then we go to the other extreme. I take Facebook off my phone. That’s the biggest one for me. I take Facebook off my phone. And then it’s funny, I’ll try sneaking in. I’ll go through the web browser and go to Facebook that way.

But yeah, my life is magnitudes better. I don’t know if that makes sense. It’s a ton better, right? It’s so much better when I am instead of going to Facebook or going to my cell phone, I take a minute and for me, it’s feeling the presence of God like feeling that connection. Remembering that it’s not me who is in charge. It’s not me who has the steering wheel. It’s not me who is steering this ship and I’m in total surrender.

And when I do that a hundred times a day versus picking up the cell phone a hundred times a day and that compounds for a week, two weeks, three weeks, that puts me in a total different space. I don’t know what it is for you but what if you didn’t pick up your cell phone all the time you have the urge to do it?

All right. Have a beautiful, beautiful day. See you on the next episode. Peace!


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KC: Today’s episode is brought to you by our sister podcast, All About Beachbody Coaching. So All About Beachbody Coaching really allows us to do this podcast without having all those annoying commercials in the beginning for you. So All About Beachbody Coaching, the Beachbody business that Amy and I run, actually funds this podcast.

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Alright, much love guys. Again, that is the All About Beachbody Coaching Podcast, our sister podcast.

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