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Chasing Curiosity and Cultivating Gratitude with Sam Lamott

Creativity and curiosity go hand in hand, and today’s guest lives out this philosophy in his personal life as well as his business endeavors.   Speaker, creator, host of How to Human podcast, and single father Sam Lamott is no stranger to the depths and challenges that come with addiction, mental health struggles, and loneliness. After spending ten years addicted to meth and then emerging from that addiction with a lot to learn about life in his early 20’s, he has built a big and beautiful life for himself, and he’s on today’s episode to share some of his journey.  “I’ve worked really hard to acknowledge the pain and hardship that I’ve been through and also not let it become some ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card that I carry around with me anytime I’m not behaving as my spirit would want me to behave, that the highest version of myself dreams for me.”   As we dive into discussing some of what Sam learned from the darker seasons of his life and the challenges that he faced, he also shares some of his personal and professional victories and accomplishments that have come in the last few years. His journey ultimately tells a story of community, discipline, perseverance, and an adherence to the belief that we are humans with valuable things to offer the world.  “I think our feelings are clues, and your job is to be a detective. And really what your job is is to figure out how you can be the most you you can be. So my job everyday is to be the most Sam I can be and really to try and capture and honor my Sam-ness and express that in the world.”  Sam truly believes in the practice of gratitude and the gift of curiosity. Life can be tragic, but it can also be beautiful, rich, and full.  “Gratitude is a great practice. It definitely helps to focus on what’s going right.”    In This Episode: (1:02) Introduction to Sam (1:39) Why no one is more curious about being a human being than Sam (5:54) Sam’s podcast and significant episodes  (8:54) Beginning How to Human (9:40) Sam’s new business venture - “Living Legacies”  (14:09) The lessons he’s learned and challenges he’s overcome (17:55) Wisdom about discipline and regret (19:42) The struggle against negative self-talk (23:17) Structure, routine, and journaling  (24:01) The importance of community (25:15) Sam’s message of hope Guest Sam Lamott is a speaker, single dad, college drop-out, entrepreneur, and ex-meth addict who came out of a ten-year bender at the age of twenty-two with severe clinical depression, a two-year-old, and a lot of life skills to learn. Sam lives his life by the philosophy that there is nobody more genuinely curious about how to be a human being than him and that gratitude will take you a long way.  Resources & Links 52 Weeks of Hope https://www.52weeksofhope.com  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA  https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope  https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope  https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope  Sam Lamott http://www.hellohumans.co https://www.instagram.com/hellohumans.co/ https://www.facebook.com/hellohumans.co/ https://twitter.com/HelloHumans_co https://www.youtube.com/c/hellohumans sam@hellohumans.co

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