Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Living a freaking awesome life is achievable for everyone. Angela Belford and her daughter, Sami Kinnison, join together to provide practical applications to level up your success, business, and life, in a freaking awesome way.

EP85 Unraveling the Motivational Triad: Avoiding Pain with Tommy Geary


We kick off our mini-series on the motivational triad with Tommy Geary, a certified Life Coach, focusing on avoiding pain. We’ll continue with seeking pleasure and being efficient in the next few weeks.

Life can throw some curveballs at us that force us to confront our fears, make uncomfortable decisions, and sometimes, go against societal expectations. In this episode, Tommy Geary joins Angela and Sami to share personal experiences on how we’ve overcome such situations, guided by the motivational triad concept. We explore how these elements shape our actions and decisions, and how understanding these could be the key to personal growth and better performance.

We also discuss how our brain prioritizes short-term pain over long-term, making us avoid seeking help or maintaining motivation. This insight can help you understand your own motivations better and respond more effectively when faced with challenges.

We round up this episode with a focus on self-reflection and personal growth behaviors. Recognizing our behaviors, especially when acting contrary to our desires, is crucial. Learn how to extend grace to yourself during this process and think about your future self to facilitate personal development. Join us in this insightful episode with Tommy Geary and take away learnings that can help you be freaking awesome.

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