RTL 01: Relationship To Being Liked: People Pleasing vs. Pleasing Yourself


In this first episode, I explore our relationship to being liked — people pleasing vs. pleasing yourself.

I address questions such as:

  • How and when did your relationship to being liked begin?
  • What is does it mean to be liked? Where did it come from? Why is being liked important?
  • What’s a healthy relationship to/with being liked look like?
  • What does an unhealthy relationship look like?
  • What’s enough? What is too little?
  • What are the pros? What are the cons?
  • What other relationships does it affect?

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“True friends are the ones you don’t have to agree with all the time.”― Jullien Gordon

“The most dangerous thing is to create a life where everyone likes you but you don’t like yourself.” ― Jullien Gordon

“I don’t care if you don’t like me. I love me.”― Little Asian Girl, YouTube

“And if I gotta brown nose for some gold, then I’d rather be a bum than a motherfuckin’ baller.” Kendrick Lamar, King Kunta

“We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.”Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

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I do not claim to be a thought leader on all of these subjects, but I am a thought breeder. My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they breed. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What single brave decision do you need to make today? Share your answer on , , or .

This Week’s Challenge

Do something you absolutely like even if it’s not popular, appears anti-social, or means you have to say “No” to someone else. For example paint, garden, play basketball, visit a tourist spot, salsa dance, or cook—whatever floats your boat.

This Week’s Inspiration

In this episode I mentioned several resources, including:

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