Living Lucky® Podcast with Jason and Jana Banana

Fresh Perspectives

January 29, 2024 Jana and Jason Shelfer Season 6 Episode 13
Living Lucky® Podcast with Jason and Jana Banana
Fresh Perspectives
Show Notes Transcript

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Jana and Jason in their latest podcast episode as they unravel the secrets to unlocking monumental change through fresh perspectives. Picture this: a dance showcase that not only earned them a standing ovation but also revealed the transformative power of a new viewpoint, courtesy of world champion ballroom dancer, Jessa.

In this riveting episode, join the hosts in exploring those 'aha' moments that can shake you out of a routine stupor. From a stranger's suggestion sparking a new adventure to an outsider's insight fine-tuning a passion project, the conversation is a celebration of the unexpected catalysts for growth.

Lace up your dance shoes as Jana and Jason dive into the emotional journey of embracing unfamiliar feedback, sharing laughs, lessons, and inspiring stories. This is not just about dance; it's about peeling back the layers in your own life to discover untapped potential.

Discover how an outside coach, Jessa, brought a fresh set of eyes to their routine, introducing nuanced recommendations that elevated their performance. The hosts reflect on the dynamics of having a fantastic coach, Ariana, who, despite her brilliance, found value in an outsider's perspective. It's a reminder that even the most seasoned performers can benefit from new insights.

The narrative unfolds with anecdotes that resonate beyond the dance floor—a metaphor for the resilience required to implement foreign advice in personal and professional spheres. Jana and Jason candidly share their experiences of becoming 'nose blind' to familiar advice and introduce the concept of the 'particular activating system,' shedding light on how we often hear what we want and miss crucial details.

This podcast episode isn't just content; it's a rallying call for listeners to seek 'aha' moments, inviting them to be influenced by fresh perspectives and challenging the status quo. As Jana and Jason sign off, they leave you with an empowering reminder to keep 'living lucky' by actively seeking and embracing the transformative potential of new viewpoints.

Are you ready to break free from the routine and twirl into a world of possibilities? Join Living Lucky Perspective and let the dance of life inspire you to step outside your comfort zone. The extraordinary awaits—listen now!"

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*Previously Recorded

Speaker 1:

Are you ready to create a life you crave? Let's spin that doom loop of negativity into an upward success cycle and start living lucky. Good morning. I'm Janna, I'm Jason and we are living lucky Perspective. Oh, I see what you did there.

Speaker 2:

You know, sometimes we just need a fresh set of eyes.

Speaker 3:

Yeah, and that was no more apparent than in our dancing this past two weeks.

Speaker 2:

Okay, so I want to fill you all in and share a little win that Jason and I had. We had a dancing showcase this weekend. We got a standing ovation. I was so proud of us.

Speaker 1:

I think it was the best we've ever done.

Speaker 3:

It was the best we've ever done.

Speaker 2:

I feel like we're getting better.

Speaker 3:

Well, when you keep, what is it repetition? Yes, Keep doing the reps.

Speaker 2:

Practice makes progress. The reason we want to bring in perspective is because two days before our showcase, the studio often brings in an outside choreographer or an outside coach, and they brought this woman named Jessa, who she's like a world champion. I'm not sure of her exact title, but she's a big deal.

Speaker 3:

She's a world champion ballroom dancer and I don't know what her specialty is or anything like that, and it's fun because we have a great coach. Ariana is fantastic. She Ariana is and has brought me so far.

Speaker 2:

Ariana is the greatest fit for Jason and I. If you ever want to take ballroom dance lessons, we will share our coach with you, because she's not only fun, but she makes us laugh and she tells us like it is. She really has improved. She cracks the whip. However, she masks it in the laughter and fun that we're having she's fun.

Speaker 3:

professional. You can be professional and still be just fun engaging.

Speaker 2:

And also say you know what you need to point your toes on that one. She doesn't say it to me, Don't?

Speaker 3:

worry. It's like that wasn't great, it wasn't horrible.

Speaker 2:

Anyway, the two days before our performance this weekend we had an outside coach come in Jessa to just review our routine and look at maybe some of the nuances.

Speaker 3:

Fresh eyes.

Speaker 2:

Just a fresh set of eyes, and she came up with so many recommendations for us.

Speaker 3:

Yeah almost like little exclamation points on everything that we were doing, and part of it is, I think, from Small details From Ariana's perspective, and I don't know Ariana's perspective, but what I see from looking at it objectively is that Ariana has been with us from A me not being able to dance at all To taking me to performing in different showcases and different arenas and me as well. I mean, I've never done a ballroom dance.

Speaker 2:

I almost called it doll room, because you get all dolled up. You do get all dolled up. Anyway, yeah, she's taken us a really really.

Speaker 3:

She has the history of being able to see where we've come from to where we are and also the vision of where she wants us to go. And the outside coach has the perspective of being really present with where we are and what can be done from there, and that's cool.

Speaker 2:

And I also think, even though Ariana is a fantastic coach, sometimes it just takes an outsider to tell us the exact same thing and we hear it a little bit differently.

Speaker 3:

So true, that's very similar to like when we talk about each other or when we're coaching each other and we don't hear what's being said underneath our own roof because of our familiarity.

Speaker 2:

I mean, jason told me for two years, you should write a book, you should write a book, you should write a book. And it just went in one ear and out the other. And it wasn't until a total stranger at a conference gives me the microphone and then he says to me have you written a book?

Speaker 3:

You, need to write a book.

Speaker 2:

You should be writing a book, you should be talking to millions you need to be talking to millions of people.

Speaker 2:

And all of a sudden I had this aha moment and I saw my husband break down in tears at that time because he had been telling me that for two years. I just didn't hear it because we become nose blind. We become nose blind and that doesn't just mean with our smell sense. It means things become habitual and we don't take notice the way we should. And it does sometimes take an outside perspective to say it is so obvious what's going on here.

Speaker 3:

And instead of me getting poopy pants for lack of a better word on you not hearing me, I love it that he uses poopy pants. You've trained me, but instead of me getting upset about you not listening to me, I should just be happy and joyful that you have heard it. Finally, yes, ariana showed that in the dance, too. She did, because there were things that she told us. There were also things that Jessa brought that were brand new, and even Ariana was like, oh my gosh, that's great. Yes, let's do that. It was very yes-andish.

Speaker 2:

Yes, it's so funny you say that because, even so, the day of the competition, I'm like getting my first fall. We were watching this series on Netflix and it was time to get ready, but we were on the very last 20 minutes and I'm like, oh gosh, I can't pull away. I've got to see what Griselda ends up doing. Griselda Blanco, if I could get ready in an hour.

Speaker 3:

Surely I can get ready in 40 minutes. We've only got 20 minutes left. I kept. It's the last episode.

Speaker 2:

I kept creeping into my getting ready time. So then when it came time to get ready, I was being so rushed and I literally said out loud I wish somebody could just do my makeup for me, my makeup and my hair. And then when we got to the studio we realized they had Ariana who was doing hair makeup tans. She was doing it all and she said I told you at your last lesson that I would be here doing this today and for some reason I didn't hear it didn't catch and that's the particular activating system, which also plays a role in your auditory activating system.

Speaker 3:

I don't know if that's a real word, research it but I know that we hear things that we want to hear and we disregard things that we don't.

Speaker 2:

And I probably, I probably disregarded it because I was, I was First of all, we were just concentrating on the dance and then I do my. I'm the best person to do my hair and makeup and you are, yeah, but it's nice to have it done for you, I know, especially on those special occasions, right? Oh, and I mean speaking of fresh perspective and fresh eyes, when someone else does your makeup, it looks like they see things, they see your features slightly different than we see it, because we're doing it every single day.

Speaker 3:

I'm talking to Jason like they're looking at a three dimensional object and you're looking in a mirror. True, yeah?

Speaker 2:

it's oh my goodness for me it's similar to.

Speaker 3:

I can make my own sandwich, but whenever someone else makes a sandwich for me, it tastes so much better.

Speaker 2:

I don't know what that how that is that in our heads?

Speaker 3:

I don't know, and I would love if someone knew why that is.

Speaker 2:

I make a great sandwich you make a great, if I get someone else the ingredients that I make a sandwich you make a much better sandwich than I do, and I'm not just telling you that because sometimes I'm a little lazy and I don't want to make it myself.

Speaker 3:

But I even think when you make the sandwich it tastes better than if I had made it, but I don't know why that is.

Speaker 2:

So we just need to make each other's sandwiches well, we finish each other sandwiches that sentence is finished each other sentences. Oh my goodness, fresh perspective. So I guess what? What the point is we're really trying to make is sometimes we think that we are living in intention, we think that we're headed toward our goal, toward our dream. We may even get a mentor or coach to help us, and sometimes, after a period of time, it helps to get an outside person to bring everyone out of their comfort zone, to help you stretch.

Speaker 3:

Yes, just a little bit more this is even just in relationships, when you can talk. Talk about things among yourselves in your relationship so that between the two of us, yes. And then when we talk about the same thing with an outside perspective In the room with us, it change it. More things get found like more things blossom more things are noticed and then they can be pointed out.

Speaker 3:

It's beautiful. And when we have a coach for a long time, like for six months or a year, and then we renew with that coach yeah, if you're not bringing in an additional coach or someone else that says, okay, this is what I'm doing, this is what my coach and I are working with, what do you see? It allows new things to birth and be pointed out that are impactful and ways that you can now really experience exponential growth and Knowledge and then, if you're like me, I always say why didn't you tell me that two years ago?

Speaker 2:

and then we get mad and then they say well, I tried telling you that two years ago, you weren't ready to hear it.

Speaker 3:

You were at a place where you could understand it or you were paying attention to that specific area it was said maybe in a different words or different tonality, and you just let it fly off the top of the Boy perspective and just a fresh set of eyes.

Speaker 2:

You know I bring this back, I'm gonna tie this up real quickly, but I bring this back to. We had adi that came to visit us a couple weeks ago and adi's a seventeen year old and you know, sometimes just having a guest come to your house, they see things with fresh eyes and they see your town and your area and the things that you do with new excitement and new energy.

Speaker 3:

They're available for the awe that you have let go of.

Speaker 2:

And if I really want to bring this full circle. You know I think we told all of you that we took Addy for a dance lesson and just seeing the way she reacted to the dance lessons that Jason and I do every Wednesday, it brought a new joy and excitement. It did, and a new level of fun, a new level of inspiration.

Speaker 2:

It helped me dig a little deeper and say, wow, how lucky am I that I get to do this every Wednesday in the middle of the day with my husband, and you know, sometimes we think we're being grateful and then we get a fresh perspective and then how lucky am I? Woo and we see the nuances. So get an outside person at just whatever you're facing in your life. Get an outside person and ask them hey, what is your take on this?

Speaker 3:

What are you seeing here?

Speaker 2:

And you might be surprised at what you see. Thanks for joining us.

Speaker 1:

We'll see you next time. Keep living lucky, bye-bye. If the idea of living lucky appeals to you, visit us at startlivingluckycom.