May 8, 2023

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Mastering Stress and Anxiety: Practical Tips from Liberty Activist Brian Nichols

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Are you feeling stressed and anxiousduring these uncertain times? Do you want to learn how to revamp your sales and messaging strategies to stay competitive in the recession? Look no further than The Brian Nichols Show!

In this episode, Brian Nichols, Liberty activist and podcast host, shares his insights on stress and anxiety management. He encourages listeners to focus on meeting people where they are at on the issues they care about, outsourcing tasks, and reaching out for help from supporters and professionals. These practical methods can help you become the best version of yourself and thrive in these challenging times.

But that's not all! Brianalso shares his personal experience on balancing multiple roles, including his tips on using a calendar to prioritize tasks, instilling new healthy habits, and stepping outside of your comfort zone. With Brian'spractical advice, you'll learn how to make positive changes in your life and become more efficient and productive.

So, whether you're a business owner looking to stay competitive or an individual looking to take care of your physical and mental health, this episode of The Brian Nichols Show has something for you. Tune in for an engaging and informative discussion on Liberty activism, stress and anxiety management, and more. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the game!


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Brian Nichols Β 0:00 Β 
The world is on fire. So how do you manage the stress and anxiety that comes along with it? Let's talk about that. Instead of focusing on winning arguments, we're teaching the basic fundamentals of sales and marketing and how we can use them to win in the world of politics, teaching you how to meet people where they're at on the issues they care about. Welcome to The Brian Nichols Show. Well, hey there, folks, Brian Nichols, here on The Brian Nichols Show. And thank you for joining us on a horse. Another fun filled episode. I am as always your humble host joining you live from our BNC Studios here in lovely Eastern Indiana BNC. Brian Nichols consulting folks, the recession is right around the corner, you can feel it, I can feel it. And more importantly, your customers can feel it. So you want to make sure you're not being left behind in an era of uncertainty. Well, let's revamp your sales and messaging strategies, email me, Brian at Brian Nichols, And let's go towards the topic of conversation which piggybacks on the idea of these uncertain times. Yes, that it's palpable, we can feel it in the air. And that is, well, how do we deal with these stressful times, especially in an era where there's so much uncertainty out there. And this goes into another one of our mailbag conversations for today. So be you and me, plus the questions submitted from our awesome supporters over at the good people network, as well as over on our Patreon at Brian Nichols, And if you want to go ahead and be a part of either of those, well, just go ahead and check out the show notes. All the links will be there, below. But let's start things off here. And that is how do we deal with the stress and anxiety during these uncertain times? And I think, you know, it's gonna be personal to each of us out there. And at the end of the day, I look at things through the lens of well, what makes you feel better, but also, how can you make sure you're putting yourself physically and emotionally in a in the best spot possible? Now for me, I like to go to the gym, I like to work out, if I don't get that workout in, I definitely feel it, I pay for it. In terms of my mental health, my stress levels, my anxiety being more often than not weigh elevated than they would be otherwise. So what I would recommend to anyone out there is as you're going through and you realize that, yeah, maybe you are getting stressed, maybe you are getting a little overwhelmed, take a step back, figure out, well, is it a matter of what I'm doing right now or not doing and also is there are other things that I should be focusing on spending my time more efficiently? So instead of sitting on the couch and scrolling through Twitter, and Facebook, why don't you go ahead and spend that time going to the gym, going for a walk, doing something productive, that's going to make you feel better, that's frankly, when I've tried to make a point to focus on because you're not gonna be able to be the best version of yourself unless you take care of yourself? And why not do things that are going to put you physically mentally, emotionally in a better position than then your competitors, frankly, and you're also better than the version of yourself from yesterday, always trying to be better than you were the day before? That's what I would absolutely recommend and is it a golden golden bullet? No, it is, is there ever a magic pill to make things instantly better? No, it's gonna take time, it's gonna take effort, but also it's going to take you having to sit down and really change a lot probably in your life. Whether it's instilling new healthy habits, which will take at least three weeks, right, or if it's doing something different, where you're putting yourself outside of your comfort zone, there's a lot of stuff that we we can always focus on to try to do differently. Now I'd say, you know, starting out doing something physically beneficial, both in terms of doing physical activity, eating better things, thinking and surrounding yourself with better things, it's going to be one of the best things you can do. Let's go to another one of our questions. Brian, how do you balance work and personal life as a podcast host, but also as a Liberty activist? Do you have any challenges or successes you can share? Yeah, I've gotten this question quite a bit, because they say Brian, it seems like you're never not busy. That's true. I never am not busy not only being the host of The Brian Nichols Show of being an RST Regional Sales Director in the greater telecom technology world, but also, I'm a full time dad. Right. And with that, I have my own business that Brian Nichols consulting, and I help some other businesses on the side as well. So how do I juggle both being you know, my personal life, my podcast slash Liberty life, my work life, and that is a frankly, at the end of the day. It's my calendar. So I have a break here, my daily planner, every single day, I'm going through and mapping out exactly what I'm doing usually in our blocks, just to make sure I'm having enough time dedicated to those respective tasks. But without my my calendar, I would be lost frankly, without my calendar. I would not know what each day was going to bring what each week was going to bring. Heck, I couldn't plan a month ahead if that was the case, either. So using a daily planner, huge, huge win, but also making sure that you prioritize what are the most important things but also what are the only things that I can do, right? If it's something that I can outsource, I outsource and that's something I think a lot of us should also focus more on is not just making yourself get better at the things you're not good at, but also realizing, well of those things. I'm not good at how many of those things actually require me to be the key component to them being accomplished, right. So if it's menial tasks, Delegate outsourced look for other people to assist with that, versus me using my time more effectively, in doing the things that only I can do, right, only I can do The Brian Nichols Show, because I'm Brian Nichols, but also, only I can offer the exact sales recommendations that I would give to specific businesses only I can make the specific recommendations when it comes to advanced level contact center solutions. Only I can go ahead and help those side hustle businesses, and I'm helping with their startups. So with that, let me focus there, right, let me know only I can be dad to my little girl. So how do we go ahead and make sure that we're using our time, most efficiently, I'd say sit down, make a list of all the things you find yourself doing day in and day out. It's probably like a week or so. And as you spend that week of writing down the things you do, the next week, sit back and look at that list and say which of these things are only able to be done by me. And which of these things can easily be outsourced can be delegated to somebody else that can take this off my plate. Now, that might mean that you need to use a service like a like like Fiverr or Upwork or something like that. And maybe spend a few dollars here and there. But I would say if you can figure out well, which of my dollars being spent there versus dollars being spent in terms of my time, which one's gonna actually give you the most positive return on investment. I think you're going to find your time being used more efficiently and having a fee of 510 $20 being spent towards one of those outsource companies might be a better investment. Brian, see I just lost it. There we go. Yeah, Brian, what are some of your hobbies and interests outside of politics and podcasting? Well, I mentioned a few of them just a little bit ago I like going to the gym working out I like being dead and hanging out with my daughter I like playing piano and singing love video games big fan of Madden and yes even every now and then cranking some 90s and fortnight come at me four year olds, I'll take it down. Otherwise, I mean just hanging out with my family right and maybe that's making me an old man now but you know, I you really realize the things that matter and outside of politics and podcasting I mean yeah, I like doing those those are passions of mine. But are those the things that truly matter the things that truly matter are the things in my immediate life, my family, my community, what I do to better myself both emotionally but also physically so I would say those are some of the big things i i like to do outside of politics and podcasting. And now

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Brian Nichols Β 9:10 Β 
I've always been a big Star Wars not and I think the Mandalorian it has been a very fun show to bring more of that sense of the original nostalgia that Star Wars brought to the table and in the way that it doesn't take itself so seriously, but also has some fun along the way in presenting things in a different way less CGI, more puppets, which you're like, what? Less computer generated stuff to make things look real. makes it feel more authentic. Yes, no, it absolutely does. And there's just something about the way that Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni have gone through and really rebuilt this Star Wars universe in the Mandalorian really done a great job. The only qualm not the only but the major qualm I had though from this past season was the Lizzo Jack Black cameo. Oh, so bad. That episode was terrible. It was so slow and Lizzo just was not like Why Why was she in the show as a cameo she didn't do a good job as the CAMEO and Jack Black was completely wasted. In his cameo Jack Black is like crazy fun guy. And they made his character so subdued and lit. And then Christopher Lloyd had a sneak peek as a behind the scenes character his character was Miss and just birth also. So I think that sometimes they definitely pushed a little too hard there to bring in some of these different names and noted figures. But with that being said, Yeah, beyond that. Other movies. Let's see, to watch any other movies recently. We haven't watched too many movies recently. Not enough time, but I knew dad watch movies, books. I'm a big fan of sales books been just rereading, sell feature or sell futures? Not features. That's a classic. Yeah. Yeah, I think that that's pretty much the answer for that one. Oh, let's see, what are some of the places that you've traveled? or would like to travel to in the future? Ah, not too many places, frankly, looking at the way the world is right now. I'm very much on the the team Stay where you are and chill. I am here in America, I like America, I don't see myself wanting to go to too many other places. Maybe visit a few places over in Europe. But that's about it. Otherwise, I think your best bet is to look at the continental United States and kind of look at that as 50 different little countries, right? 50 different little places we can go and explore within the confines of America. And even that's gonna go probably lesser as we move forward in the future as things get more and more polarized. So I would say that that's probably the best answer for that the the places that I would want to go to and then Canada, I mean, Canada is right to the north of us here. I've been to Canada many a time. So yeah, that'd be the answer for that one. Brian, what are some of the goals or dreams you have for yourself and the show, I would love to see our show be the go to spot for anyone in the world of liberty politics of how to find a particular issue. And to be able to go over those episodes, and have a step by step process to either a answer the problem. So if there's a problem in the world, and we're looking for a solution, having that solution at the ready, or be being able to talk about these solutions to your average person outside of the political context, right. That's the vision for my show. In turn, I'm having like in terms of specific numbers, or downloads or audience size, like that's not a thing I'm really too concerned about. Now, that just it's kind of like vanity that goes along with the the show itself. And we've done very well here at the show. Yeah, I'm very thankful for the 10s of 1000s of folks who listen every single month, but you know, is that what I'm looking for is the people know, I'm looking for the impact, I want to make sure that what we're doing here at the show, not only brings you guys value, but also helps us sell our ideas, sell our solutions to people outside of our movement better than it would have without the show. And you know, I will say over the past few years, it's nice to be able to hear a very large shift in the discourse in our liberty politics. And I would hope a lot of that shift has come along the lines of what we've been doing here at the show and changing things up in that world. Only a few more here, there's gonna be a shorter episode. By the way, I'm still so tired. I was at a buddy's wedding over the past few few days here, I had to drive out to New Jersey. I was the officiant for the wedding. So it's been a long, long couple days here in a car. So I'm looking forward to getting some r&r to say the least. It's only a few more questions here today. And don't worry, we're gonna pick things right back up here tomorrow. And the rest of the week going forward. And I'm sorry, by the way, only two episodes last week. Shame on me. So let's see here. Oh, a couple more. How can we restore principles of limited government and individuality in America? What are some of those biggest threats to our constitutional rights and freedoms? That's a loaded question. So to restore principles of limited government and individual liberty in America I don't mean to poop on anybody's parade here but it's it's a tough it's a tough battle folks. And we have to maybe get out of the context of we're trying to restore principles for America let's let's make that more of a microcosm let's let's go to your state's let's go towards your communities. Let's go to you as an individual right, what can you do to better yourself? Yeah, it's going to be difficult to change America to change the world when our localities are on fire. Right. If you live in a big blue city, it's gonna be a lot more difficult to say how do we change America when you came and change your your backyard right, I moved from Philadelphia, PA to a rural town here in Indiana for that reason is because I saw I was gonna have more impact of helping my community directly living in Indiana versus living in a big blue city like Philadelphia. And to take that a step further. Like I have a much better shot of helping my community now. In terms of the state of Indiana, they would have the same to Pennsylvania, namely, because the people I'm surrounded with now are more in my camp. Now, this isn't to say that you should only surround yourself with people who think and act the way you do. But I would challenge you to find people who share principles, right goals, common values, because that's truly, to me, that's truly what your community is built upon. It's not just that you live in the same area, and your kids go to the same school district, but also that your community has a set of shared values of shared morals that you hopefully will share with them as well. And if you find yourself being the oddball in your community, and you don't know what to do, it might be important for you to look at options that are out there and make a change. If you are not seeing the change you want to see not just in the world, but specifically in your community, you will put yourself in a position to be the more more successful in trying to actually help bring that vision to bring that change. Last one here. Baba, baba, baba, Brian, how do we reduce the polarization and tribalism, that has plagued our political discourse? Yeah, that's a tough one too. I don't know if there's a way we can reduce it beyond, we just have to start doing things better. Get out of the idea. We talk less than the the intro the show not winning arguments, but winning converts, right? And we do this through, not engaging in the arguments, but rather to start presenting solutions, and bring these different options to the table. And just winning by showing that our ideas are better. It's, it's one thing to like, imagine, for example, you had Pepsi versus Coke, right? If you had a Pepsi rep, saying the Pepsi is the best. And Coca Cola is like, well, Coca Cola is the best. It's when you the consumer actually tastes the different options. Can you make the decision to which one is actually better? Because up to that point is a he said she said, so in that world, if we're RC Cola, right, and we're saying, well, both Pepsi and Coke suck, instead of just making the argument, just put the product forward, bring the solution to the table. And when that way, you're going to find a lot more success there. Because no longer are you trying to convince people that you're better, but rather now you're just putting your product your solution to the test, and competing against the status quo solutions, which I would argue and I think many of you in my audience would argue is how we know we will win because our ideas when you put them out there on the battle place of ideas, our ideas Willman. But now it's a matter of getting people to get outside of the well, we're going to argue about which ideas are better to actually embracing and testing, which of these ideas actually are successful. So that would be my answer for that one. And with that, I'm going to wrap things up there for a quick mailbag conversation today. If you enjoyed this kind of different episode the show give me a favor. Go ahead, give it a share. When you do tag yours truly at B nickels liberty, and if you want to be a part of the audience to submit your questions here, well, please go ahead, support us on Patreon $1.99 A month as an audience insider or you can join us on our good people network over on Facebook. Both links will be in our show notes. And other than that, folks, you want to reach out to me email me Brian at Brian Nichols If you want some, some sales and messaging advice for your small business, email me Brian at Brian Nichols. or you can check out our website Brian Nichols So with that, folks, thank you for joining us here today. And yes, with that being said, our next episode, we're gonna be kicking things off just as we normally would an awesome guest here on the show. And with that being said, also, if you miss our awesome episodes last week, we actually had Corey Haig here on the show, we were talking about all things in the world of freedom of speech and fighting. Tech censorship. Don't miss an episode. If you did, no worries. If you're joining us here on YouTube, it should be popping up right about here. Otherwise, I'll make sure I include that link also in the show notes. But with that being said, Brian Nichols signing off. You're on The Brian Nichols Show. We'll see you tomorrow. Thanks for listening to The Brian Nichols Show. Find more episodes at the Brian Nichols

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