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Ep. 105: Open House

Revisiting the past can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Reminiscing about the good old days is something we all do, but what if your “good old days” weren’t so good? Are our memories an accurate representation of what really happened, or do they, over time, become the stories that we’ve told ourselves so many times that they’ve become our reality.

That’s the answer I was after when I decided to attend a realtor Open House at the house where I spent my teen years. Decades later, I categorize that time as the most challenging time of my life, so why would I want to go back? What would I find? What could I possibly find that could be considered inspiring?

As it turns out, maybe our memories are a bit faulty.

Stories, the ones we tell each other and the ones we tell ourselves are powerful. Can they be reshaped with a little distance and a little wisdom?Β Take a listen below to find out.

Open House Collage

Luckily, somewhere between 13 and 16, I must have started to turn it around.

Learn more about Steven Pressfield here.

View the Zillow Listing here. (I can’t guarantee how long this link will stay active).

A transcript of the episode can be found here.