Living Lucky® Podcast with Jason and Jana Banana

Cups of Connection: Coffee Chronicles Unleashed

February 02, 2024 Jana and Jason Shelfer Season 6 Episode 15
Living Lucky® Podcast with Jason and Jana Banana
Cups of Connection: Coffee Chronicles Unleashed
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Embark on a transformative odyssey with Jason and Jana Shelfer as they spill the beans on how a simple cup of coffee became the catalyst for rewriting their life's narrative. Unveiling this aromatic journey in their latest heart-to-heart, the dynamic duo explores how a belated love affair with coffee blossomed beyond a mere morning pick-me-up. Brace yourself for a deep dive into a tale of community, connection, and the unexpected silver lining of sobriety.

Navigating through the pandemic's lingering chill of isolation, Jason and Jana extol the local coffee shops that have transcended mere caffeine pit stops. These java joints have evolved into fertile grounds where ideas germinate, friendships flourish, and the harshness of reality softens in the comforting embrace of companionship.

But it's not just about coffee; it's about redefining relationships and finding a lifeboat in the sea of potential despair. In this episode, the Shelfers craft a blend of motivation, urging you to define your guiding principles and evolve alongside them—one cup at a time.

Brewing with excitement, the duo recounts a visit to Credo Coffee, a place resonating with their pursuit of a purpose-driven existence. This isn't just about sipping coffee; it's about finding kindred spirits in the concept of a personal credo—a compass guiding every move and intention.

Get ready to be infused with inspiration as they contemplate a partnership with Credo Coffee, envisioning a blend that encapsulates their 'living lucky' ethos. It's an invitation for you to sip along and become part of their journey through life's rich tapestry.

This podcast isn't just a casual chat; it's a crafted blend of motivation, challenging you to define your guiding principles. Join them in rejecting apathy and despair, engaging with the world, and making a positive impact. It's a call to action for those seeking a more connected and fulfilling life.

So, whether you're a coffee connoisseur or someone craving deeper connections, press play and immerse yourself in a podcast that's more than just about coffee—it's about brewing a life of purpose and connection. Your journey begins now, cup by cup, conversation by conversation, towards a more meaningful existence.

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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 Jammah. I'm Jason. We often have coffee. If you are part of our community, you might have joined us for virtual coffee. Jason and I are always going to coffee shops to have our meetings. We sometimes take our computers there. We're all about coffee and what's so crazy is I didn't start drinking coffee until like age 45. Yeah, and it felt like I needed that because I stopped drinking alcohol and I was like I need some sort of socialization where it feels like I can go and talk to people. It was more about the relationships and there's.

Speaker 2:

I will say that there's something about a nice warm cup of coffee, whether it's hot outside or cold outside, that is, there's a nostalgic comfort there.

Speaker 1:

And also, you know, I at that time I was watching I think it's on HBO but there's a series called Comedians in Cars getting coffee, yep.

Speaker 2:

Jerry Sainte-Fel.

Speaker 1:

And it not only made me laugh, but it just made me feel like you know what. They're sharing an experience together and there's something about connecting over an experience, over good conversation, and it just feels like my soul was really needing that.

Speaker 2:

It's almost like a doorway.

Speaker 1:

Yes, it is. You know, they say the eyes or the window to the soul. Well, maybe a cup of coffee is the doorway to friendship and community. A conversation, yes, it doesn't have to be coffee.

Speaker 2:

We like the coffee and that's something that we got up. This is how this whole podcast started was us getting up during the pandemic when we realized that the world was gonna go into isolation If people were working from homes, they weren't gonna have really contact with the outside world. We had to stay six feet apart, yes. So we said you know what, we know what's gonna happen there, there's gonna be depression.

Speaker 1:

there's gonna be isolation, there's gonna be feeling like you're alone in the world and when you have isolation, depression, you're cutting off relationships, you're cutting off community, you're not sharing your troubles. It almost starts. Your troubles start feeling heavier.

Speaker 2:

Yes, Personal pervasive.

Speaker 1:

The reason we know this is because we experienced this. We experienced it before the pandemic. So then when the pandemic happened, it almost felt like, okay, we know what people are about to go through and the first thing people do is cut themselves off and and because of our situation, that we all were in that was happening, we were forced to cut ourselves off. And Jason and I know what happens to you mentally, emotionally, spiritually, when you start isolating yourself.

Speaker 2:

You start living on a lonely island.

Speaker 1:

You start living on an effed island, you become yes, you do, and then things tend to get worse you go down this doom loop of despair and the next thing you know you're at the bottom and you think how did I get here?

Speaker 2:

And can. I even get out.

Speaker 1:

And why doesn't anyone care about me?

Speaker 2:

Well, nobody cares about you because you have been pushing everyone away, you haven't been making the effort to reach out and connect, and everyone has their own problems, but now you've got this weight of all your problems because you haven't been able to get an outside perspective or even see how other people are doing.

Speaker 1:

We create this ourselves and it's not until you zoom out that you start seeing, oh my gosh. Anyway, the reason we're bringing this up is because Jason had a meeting over coffee late last week.

Speaker 2:

He had a friend of mine and referral source that I haven't talked to in a long time and it was at this place that was called Credo Coffee, downtown Credo in Orlando, and you loved it, I loved it. The coffee was great, yes, and then I found out what their whole mission was and what their literal Credo was for life.

Speaker 1:

So Jason brings home this little newspaper that he happened to pick up at the Credo Coffee shop, and this little newspaper was sitting on the counter. So this morning I pick it up and I say, oh my gosh, this is a fantabulous little newspaper. I want to know more about where this is from, who is writing this and how this was all developed, because this is what I'm all about. I haven't even been to the coffee store yet.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it's so beautiful when you find a place that just so deeply resonates with who you are, who you're becoming, your outlook on life, how you feel about things yes, and then you get to share a cup of coffee over it. It's crazy.

Speaker 1:

I want to call the owners up and say, hey, I want to meet you for a cup of coffee. We even found that in your Apple iPhone, if you want to text let's do coffee, you don't even have to text it out. There's like a little shortcut which I don't know if many of you know this, but we learned this Short keys.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, and that's something I picked up in that coffee.

Speaker 1:

L, l D.

Speaker 2:

C, let's do coffee, and then it creates the whole thing.

Speaker 1:

It just automatically creates the text message and sends it.

Speaker 2:

You got to program that in, but now you don't have to type out the whole thing. Just let's do coffee. Here's my Calendly and let's do that.

Speaker 1:

I want to can.

Speaker 2:

I read those credoes.

Speaker 1:

Please, please do, please read credoes, credo, because I'm going to start having a Janna's credo. That's right, I've got several, don't get me wrong.

Speaker 2:

On their website it says we are instigated by our credo that says life is worth living. I refuse to merely exist. I pursue a life of meaning and purpose, fulfillment and joy.

Speaker 1:

Okay, stop Already. Isn't that lovely. I mean my whole life, jason, and I have been saying you rock my world and make life worth living. That's how he proposed to me was. With that sentence you rock my world and make life worth living.

Speaker 2:

Therefore, sentence is life is worth living life is worth living yes, I refuse to merely exist, like I'm not gonna be in this alone. I want to do it with you.

Speaker 1:

I want to find significance and purpose.

Speaker 2:

I pursue a life of meaning and purpose, fulfillment and joy let's start asking the bigger questions.

Speaker 1:

Why am I on this planet? What am I? What am I here to really do?

Speaker 2:

what can I experience? I grow.

Speaker 1:

I don't think watching Netflix and doing social media is what I, my soul, came to this planet to do.

Speaker 2:

Are you with me on the absolutely and it feeds into the three most powerful questions are three most important questions. Have you want to look at? It was what I want to experience, how do I want to grow and how can I contribute yeah, the next line in their credo is the world is not yet as it ought to be.

Speaker 1:

neither is my city, neither am I, and that's huge because we're always growing, which is why I always wear a little sprout on my head. People are like, why are you wearing a little sprout on your head? I'm sure you've seen my little accessory that I wear. It's because I'm always growing. And when you, when you have that mindset I'm always growing you turn to the light, you nourish what is important to you, you weed out what's not important and you manifest what you think and what you feel. Yeah, so it says you're growing what you, what your internal. I mean, if you think of it that way, like what you feel and what you think is what you grow. We reap what we, so so big so okay, read more.

Speaker 1:

Read more of credo's credo.

Speaker 2:

I reject athlete apathy and despair stop.

Speaker 1:

I'm putting that on the wall. I reject apathy and despair and despair. Stop with the negativity. I've already I've already made the decision long ago I will not live in despair. I am not a victim. Life is working for me. So this despair stuff has got to go, the apathy for me that I'm like. I want those words on my wall because sometimes we get busy being busy and then we think I deserve a break and observe a little break.

Speaker 2:

We treat ourselves. We just don't treat ourselves well and we don't treat ourselves in progress towards our dreams.

Speaker 1:

And next time I say I deserve a break, instead of going to the couch and watching some streaming service, I'm going to go have a cup of coffee at credo with a friend. And I'm going to read Credo's Credo, that's right.

Speaker 2:

The next line is I engage the world, I engage my city and myself and make an impact for good. I am not alone. I press through narcissism, isolation and self-sufficiency, striving to live in authentic community.

Speaker 1:

My ego has been one of my biggest obstacles, and once I just decided I'm going to squash this. It doesn't matter if I'm popular, it doesn't matter if I fit in, it doesn't matter All of these things that I thought were so important to how I look.

Speaker 2:

I don't have to be right all the time. I don't have to be right, yes.

Speaker 1:

I can just squash the ego and think about the bigger picture, which is the connections being kind, giving, serving, and when you Creating the life that you want and when you come at it with a different.

Speaker 2:

It's not so. It's, instead of making like forcing, the life that you want. Because let it happen, that's working on everything on the outside. But when you can actually start creating is when you've changed yourself. You've changed, and then it starts changing outwards. Then you're changing your family, then you're changing your neighborhood, then you're changing your city, then you're changing the world.

Speaker 1:

But when you say changing yourself, you're actually peeling away the conditioning that we have learned growing up so you're actually unlearning, so we're not really changing ourselves. We're getting back to the little baby that came into this planet the way God created us. It is getting back to that. You know what? Nope, I don't care what Instagram thinks or how many likes I get, I'm just going to show up and be me.

Speaker 2:

And be the higher version of me the best version of me. Oh, I love it. I'm going to Credo right now.

Speaker 1:

Seriously, I think we need to team up with Credo. We need to send them this podcast and we need to ask them hey, I want to sit down and have a cup of coffee with you, because whoever came up with Credo's Credo, whoever came up with this mission, I want to know more about them. Those are the people that I want to hang out with. Those are my peak.

Speaker 2:

That's so true, and one of the things that I really want to know is what got you here? Because, for me, I've got goosebumps all over my body right now, because a lot of my clients and us had to go through a fire. Yeah, in the depths.

Speaker 1:

You have to walk through the fire in order to see. Oh my gosh.

Speaker 2:

It's not all about me, it's about all these other things.

Speaker 1:

You walk through the fire and you find the gold is what happens right.

Speaker 2:

So, honestly, where the turn came and how they landed in this beautiful space of creation.

Speaker 1:

You know what? Maybe Credo might be interested in being one of my first episodes for my upcoming TV show. I think that would be good. Oh, okay, yeah, yeah. I mean I just know it's gonna be a good story.

Speaker 2:

It is definitely gonna be a good story because they're taking action and they're make their instigating change.

Speaker 1:

And I also think that maybe we should make Kredos coffee our living lucky coffee. Maybe we can set up some sort of hey, let's put it in a little package and let's put it on our website.

Speaker 2:

I'm dead. I love their coffee, so I'm definitely down for a partnership in some way.

Speaker 1:

Oh, okay.

Speaker 2:

Keep living lucky.

Speaker 1:

And, in the meantime, come up with your own Kredo. I'm gonna come up with my own little mission statement, which I've done. I've done this before in the past, but I want to put it in words and I want to put it on my website so that people know this is what Jana and Jason are all about, and if we resonate with you, then we're here for you. We're your peeps.

Speaker 2:

You're our peeps, and I think I love the fact that you just mentioned that you've done this before, because I do believe that as we grow and as we learn and as we are becoming our best version of ourselves, it never ends to revisit and revise. That's it.

Speaker 1:

That's great advice. Great advice. I just have this little warm and fuzzy feeling, almost like I've just had a nice cup of coffee with a good friend and great conversation. Yes, have a great day, keep living lucky. Bye-bye. If the idea of living lucky appeals to you, visit us at startlivingluckycom.

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