272: How to say no to hustle culture – with Jamie Varon (part two all-star)
December 23, 2022

It’s time to decide… is it time to (finally) say NO to hustle culture running and slowing ruining your entire life? I know I am… but you might not even be aware of the insidious undertone that is happening around us and inside us on the daily, that is totally driving the bus. It reinforces the lie of “not enough” and “you’re doing it wrong” because like any virus, it needs a host to feed on. And if that’s you I dare say, I’m willing to bet that it’s not only affecting your physical health, but your relationships, your sense of belonging, and your mental well-being. Let’s unpack all of that so we together can make a change.

My special guest today for this all-star episode is author Jamie Varon and she’s simplifying how to say NO to hustle culture. She believes you are totally capable of building a satisfied, contented, and happy life for yourself that gently opts out of the societal “shoulds.” There is an infinite wisdom inside you that knows what will make you your most vibrant self and she just wants to help you unlock your truth.

Here’s how.

My special guest today is author Jamie Varon and she’s simplifying how to say NO to hustle culture.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

I believe it’s the 1000 daily choices that make up my lifetime.

When I choose wisely, my little light inside shines brighter and brighter.

And equally, when I get overwhelmed or exhausted, have a slip or hit the big red F-it button in the sky, well… that’s a choice too. Either way, I hope you know that you’re never too far gone. When you are rooted down in the present, surround yourself with healthy people and life-giving communities, all it sometimes takes is the courage to take the very next step.

You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!

Q: Are you ready to say NO to hustle culture? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing!

What’s catching my eye this week

My challenge for you this week

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to help you say NO to hustle culture? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

Links, books and apps mentioned

Book: Radically Content: Being Satisfied in an Endlessly Dissatisfied World – Jamie Varon

Audiobook: Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives – Brian L. Weiss, MD

Podcast: How to re-emerge after hibernation, featuring Carrie Contey, Ph.D. – The Simplifiers Podcast

Podcast: How to squash your limiting self-beliefs – The Simplifiers Podcast