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The First Problem With People Going Sober

is that alcohol is the only drug where if you don’t do it, people assume you have a problem. There is a branding issue with sobriety in that the only people that don’t drink are presumed to be closeted alcoholics and I get messages from people who haven’t seen the history of my content and then they’ll just come upon a post and it says I’m 10 months sober I’m a team on some 20 months sober whatever it might be congratulations. So much I have to say I loved a a I thought that the support there was great and I’m like Ah. I feel like an impostor like I thank you for congratulating me but being honest. I’ve never had a problem with substances oh okay why what’s the reason it’s just a productivity tool the same way as people decide.

To Focus On Their Sleep Or Their Nutrition

or their training, or whatever it is? I just know the tools everyone bankable radio what is happening as is the theme with a lot of these podcasts. During this lockdown period, we’re kind of ignoring it like it’s just happening, but just you know to pretend it’s not there let’s just let’s just look to move forward. Let’s look to improve areas of our lives that we can let’s look to muse and we will be doing that today. There’s not many guests that was returned to the show. There’s probably been about six over the years that have returned to the show, but I was watching Chris.

I Was Watching His Instagram Stories The Other

day and he was talking about a topic. I’ve been thinking about a lot about recently it’s been covered in the news quite a bit. Because obviously people are locked at home and what’s now happening is our kind of habits, our beliefs our environments they’ve kind of compound it They’ve intensified because we’re at home and whether that’s a positive or a negative thing. It’s either become more positive or more negative and I thought the topic of alcohol and our relationship with it was something that I wanted to go further down the rabbit hole with and on the first episode of this show. With Chris we talked about it.

We Only Really Spent About Ten

minutes on it and having watched Chris’s Instagram story no It was just a post on Instagram. I think I was like Yes let’s go there. Chris get back on the show, so Chris Williamson welcome back to the show great animate doubled up to over so it’s what can I say yeah man absolute pleasure to. be back on and looking forward to talking about something that I spend a lot of time thinking about so yeah let’s get into it. Why do you continue to think about it.

I Think That A Lot Of Peoples

alcohol use is habituated rather than chosen that’s the bottom line. I think most people drink because other people did and then they started to just societal norm and then we roll the clock forward by 5 years or 10 years or 15 years or 20 years, and you’ve taken a drug to call it what it is alcohol is a drug you’ve taken a drug more frequently than once every fortnight for decades like if you if you just arrived on earth and were like what’s some of the rules about how you operate as a human so maybe in civilization comes down here in the UK and so. Oh is this and you doing this that you do and you don’t walk on your feet and you do this gravity and all this sort of. Then you go Oh, yeah by the way does this drug that you take and you kind of you kind of not force to take it it will shorten your life Also gives you memory loss it also it makes you fat. Also it makes you want to eat and it makes you feel like depressed and terrible the next day, but you’re gonna you’re gonna have it more than you’re gonna choose to have it more than once every two weeks and then yeah I mean look at what’s happened with Lockdown man.

Theres The Biggest Uproar In America.

One of the biggest dope rods in America was when the government threatened to make off licenses at liquor stores. They’d call them. Non-essential and shut them down and there was people hoarding alcohol What does that tell us? It tells us that people struggle to get through hard times without the butchers the scaffolding that is alcohol. So I think about it a lot and then I have six months sober calm, which is an online course I made to help guide people that just want to deprogram the use of alcohol.

Not For People That Have Substance Abuse

problems, but just for people who want to use the foundation of consistency that sobriety gives you to then build yourself and improve yourself and I’m you know I’m 20 months sober as of last week and I just it’s so bizarre that going Sobers got an addictive essence to it because you see the consistency you have you have more time you have more money you have more calories to spend on. That you truly care about and then you realize that when you choose to reintegrate drinking if you choose to reintegrate drinking that it’s on your terms. Know that you are in full control because you’ve deprogrammed the need to feel worried that you can’t you can go on a night out with your buddies and then say why are you not drinking or you’ve deprogrammed The need to feel like you need alcohol to give you confidence to go up and talk to that girl or that guy or to just be in a group or because you taste buds have become accustomed to having like and you’re a sparkly more fun on you as you talk about spot yeah so you know to just be able to get away with a Lacroix or whatever it might be a some Pellegrino or ever at the table instead of getting. A bottle of wine in so you do all this deprogramming and you realize hang on I’m actually now re-released into the world and I’ve got full control as opposed to thinking I’ve got control right so yeah that’s it man that’s foundation base that’s what we’re talking about so before we go on and go down a couple of rabbit holes let’s do a quick elevator pitch. Some people have not listened to my show before some people might not know who you are.

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What Is The Chris Williamson Elevator Pitch Oh

okay business owner from Newcastle Club promoter run nightclubs for 13 years. I’ve seen a million drunk people go in and out of them so I understand how alcohol works. I understand what party life is for a very long time was the party Boy I was the bleep club promoter the guy around town Big Dick. Campus all this stuff did take me out got to go to Fernando’s and meet PaddyNK] great did look Island got to meet Caroline Flack and go to the villa also great Fantastic Bluetick on Twitter, You know all of all the big things Big headlines then started modern wisdom, which is my podcast site that two and a half years ago just cross two million downloads which is Fantastic aided in a big way by yourself giving me a platform early on while we were doing that and drove a lot of plays off the back of that so I have a lot to thank you for in that many and then that’s it man. I just I’m curious as bleep like I just I just want to know about everything.

Im Super Super Curious And That Has

led me. I’ve got a desire with performance and productivity. productivity and optimising as well not super like quantified self-stuff, but you know I like to get better and I like it. I have a growth mindset and that just meant. I stopped playing around with loads of different things loads of different ways to improve my life with intermittent fasting in different ways of changing his sleep up and all this sort of things.

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Im One Of The Most Effective Things That

I found was going sober. Despite the fact that I was a very infrequent drinker. I still found huge gains from it and I guess that’s the route into how sobriety came in there, but yeah that’s it and we’re now on the 13th floor and you can step out onto Europe on a veranda or wherever we are in this elevator so you bring up an interesting topic there cuz I I’ve just started talking. to a therapist again and I went to this therapist and said I don’t have a problem. I’m not in pain.

I Dont Need Anything Primarily Like

solving, but right now I feel like I’m in a really good place with everything my body. My mind, my business and really balanced and you know I’m really happy and I get that I’m very fortunate for a couple of reasons due to that and I don’t want to kind of deliberate on that because we’re in lockdown and I live in the countryside. I’m not in a stuffy flat and all these things but I’ve worked hard in my opinion on my mental game to be really content with wherever I am in life so in Since therapists and I started chatting to her and I said I’m here because I want to understand if I actually know my truth and it’s not any element of my ego sort of disguising my own wisdom. I almost want you to like catch me out and as we were talking through these different layers. We start to talk about our character traits and I resonate with you because I think we’re quite similar we love exploring the mind.

We Just Love Personal.

There was a point in the conversation where it’s almost like you become you try and aim to become so pure and so understood and so balanced and so for consistent that do. You lose yourself in it and that do you forget to relax and have fun and chill out and because my therapist used an example that she loves to be really organized and I do as well and it’s like we were almost joking about how we like to organize our downtime and I just said,-I was like do I am I forgetting how to relax like do I and it was really interesting so hearing you talk about you just being like fully in control and immersed in having a routine how does that narrative sit-you feel like you’re living every sense of kind of your life in in all this kind of optimization That is almost are you standing back enough to just sort of be present. I don’t know does that do you get where I’m going I totally understand your question man. Question man I think the first thing for anyone that’s new or experienced to the self-development world to appreciate is that there’s layers to this game.

You Know There Is Certain It

is an onion and unfortunately, it’s an endless onion. You peel away some persona you get rid of so you strip away some ego and he’ll. I guess yes that’s that’s it that’s me I’m at the core I hang on and you realize and the way to work this out is do you think that you 12 to 24 months ago on balance was actually a little bit of an idiot.

Summary

The first problem with people going sober is that alcohol is the only drug where if you don’t do it, people assume you have a problem . There is a branding issue with sobriety in that the only people that don’t drink are presumed to be closeted alcoholics and I get messages from people who haven’t seen the history of my content and then they’ll just come upon a post and it says I’m 10 months sober. I’m a team on some 20 months sober whatever it might be congratulations.& I’ve never had a problem with substances oh okay why what’s the reason it’s just a productivity tool the same way as people decide to focus on their sleep or their nutrition or their training, or whatever it is? I just know the tools everyone bankable radio what is happening as is the theme with a lot of these podcasts. We’re kind of ignoring it like it’s happening, but just you know to pretend it’s not there. Let’s just look to move forward….. Click here to read more and watch the full video