Super U Podcast | Your Focus Spirit Animal | The Focus Project #5

This audible clip from Erik Qualman’s #1 Bestselling book The Focus Project covers how we all embody one of four different spirit animals; The Hedgehog, The Squirrel, The Chameleon, and The Army Ant.

5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

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Your Spirit Animal | The Focus Project #5:

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“When it comes to focus, we all embody one of four spirit animals. Mainly we major in one in minor in another we might have tendencies of all four but we major in one in minor in another. Spirit Animals. There are numerous reasons why we find focusing difficult, but most of us embody one of the following four spirit animals, hedgehogs, squirrels, chameleons, or army ants. By identifying which spirit characteristics we embody, we can better understand our focusing strengths and weaknesses. When sensing a threat, hedgehogs curl into a protective ball, their 5000 to 10,000, spiny quills protruding for protection. Similarly, we curl up to protect ourselves from failure, only wanting to inner battle when we’re fully armed and ready. We often avoid doing what needs to be done, we become hedgehogs, we’re not lazy.

Rather, our logic is playing tricks on us. If I never try something, I can never prove that I’m not any good at it. If I want to become the world’s greatest singer, but I never sing publicly out of fear of not being a good singer, then my dream is still alive. I didn’t prove to others and most importantly to myself, that I’m not a talented singer. Unfortunately, if one never sings becoming the world’s greatest singers and possible, this logic leaves us in the middle. We do nothing while telling ourselves that someday we will do something. We’ll do something when we have more time. When we are more prepared. Hedgehogs often use procrastination as protection. For example, a student cleans his apartment to put off studying, or someone binges on a TV series instead of designing the dress for her boutique. On the larger procrastination scale is the person who believes she will write her novel as soon as she gets her Ph.D. in English. In essence, we’re always trying to build and make our armors stronger before going into the arena.”

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