The Last Episode | Your Values and How They Change Over Time

This is Another Way to Play. I am your host, Hans Struzyna, and welcome to another Monday Motivation episode. I really appreciate you being here and tuning in. Gosh, so much to share, so many thoughts that I want to give you and leave you with after this one’s all said and done. The least of which is the fact that this is going to be the last episode. That might be a little bit surprising for some of you. But we’re on episode 145 now, which is incredible to consider that we’ve done 145 episodes on the show.

The last episode (for now)

The number of people I’ve met, the number of friendships I’ve made, and the amount of personal growth that I’ve gone through in this journey is unbelievable. Hopefully, you felt some version of that too yourself, as a listener and as a fan. But before we get into what I want to talk about on this last episode of Monday Motivation, let me first share the reasons why I’ve decided to stop the journey here.

I mean, first of all, I guess I want to say this isn’t necessarily stopping the journey. It’s just pivoting over in a different direction. The one of the main reasons is my businesses. I have a couple– Streamlined podcasts, and then my real estate practice here in the Bay Area—and they are just taking me in very different directions. Because of that, I’m finding it hard to pour back into this show the way that I want to, and in the way that you guys deserve.

Secondly, I’ve been doing a lot of personal development and work–meditating, really thinking about my values, my goals, and going through some stuff. Actually, I joined the program that Simon Lovell puts on. He was on episode 132. In this episode, he talked about how he helps entrepreneurs really get into a level of super high performance, as he calls it, which I’m really enjoying.

Just a quick recap

Now, it’s a lot of meditation, a lot of figuring out what your goals are, what your values are, and unpacking some of your black balls from your past. It’s really great stuff. I am really enjoying and getting a lot out of it. One of the big things that I’m recognizing is some of my values are honestly taking me in different directions, than continuing the show, as well. But first, let’s recap real quick.

145 episodes. For those of you who’ve been here from the beginning, I sincerely appreciate your support. I appreciate everything  you’ve done to help make the show a success. It’s been a great ride. We’ve had a ton of fun. We’ve learned a lot from all these amazing guests and people. I’ve had an awesome opportunity to connect with, both guests and listeners, on the comments section, on the reviews on social media. You name it, it’s been done. So, you know, I appreciate everyone who’s been here for the journey.

What are your values and how do they change over time?

I think that that really kind of springboards us nicely into what I want to talk about on this last Monday motivation, which simply put is, what are your values and how do they change over time?

Obviously, we’ve just changed over into a new year. We’re also about to change presidents, as we are aware of distinctly in the news. You know, we all go through different changes in life, and I have realized that there were a lot of things that have changed for me since I started this show.

I think back to when I did my first coaching session with Travis Chapell. Shout out to him for helping me get this thing up off the launchpad and then having all the various conversations I’ve had with people. I’ve had well over 140 conversations and I respect and love getting to know all those people. I learned something from all of them. In turn, they all have affected the ways that I want to show up in the world and where I want to go.

To be totally honest, when I first started this show, I didn’t think I wanted to stay in real estate for a long period of time and so I was operating as though I thought I might want to get out of it sooner than later and go into different direction. But having spent more time in the business and then getting to interview a lot more people, I realized that there is no perfect path out there.

What happens behind Instagram

Entrepreneurship looks good on Instagram but it also requires a lot of work. Ultimately, I decided that the values that I have of serving people in a real estate transaction, helping them find their homes, the fiduciary responsibility, and the complexity of it all, really just spoke to me and continues to speak to me. So, I focused more in that world and that’s also where I want to put a lot of my energy and time.

It’s really interesting because I thought I was going out. But then, I’ve decided to double down and come back in. Then through Travis Chapell, in a mastermind I’m part of that was run by him, I met three other gentlemen. There were a lot more gentlemen there but there were three gentlemen in particular, Rob, Karl, and Kevin, whom I started a company with, called Streamlined Podcasts.

In Streamlined Podcasts, we take the fear out of growing and scaling your message. We do that by helping people break the barriers down. From pressing record on a microphone, to getting it launched and out there, to making it sound awesome, and do it in a really affordable way. That’s got a lot of my attention too and so I’m just finding that my efforts, my values, and where it is I want to go are taking me in different directions.

The next chapter

So my thought to you for the day and for the week, for however long this mulls with us is “Are the things that you’re doing now continuing to serve you on your journey?” Has it changed? Are you simply holding on to it because it’s familiar? Or are you in a moment of transition where you feel like there’s total chaos around you? And you need something to ground you in some capacity either way? What is that change looking like for you? And how should you address it?

Because I can tell you from experience, it’s not easy when you make these decisions. Ultimately, change is sort of inevitable. It’s a part of life. I’m really excited to see what the next chapter and frankly, what the next podcast or social media related project has in store for me.

I’ve got a few ideas. I’m not ready to share them quite yet but I’ve got a lot of stuff on my plate and things that I’m really excited about doing. You know, it’s been a big growth moment and a growth opportunity. That’s not to say I’ve outgrown this show, but it’s definitely to say that where I’m at in my journey. It’s time to do something else. So to sort of call it a leadership action, I am stepping down from recording these episodes and continuing to put out the show. I’m sure I’ll be back with something else in the future because this is such a great medium. But in the meantime, if you want to connect with me, you can find me on Instagram @chiefsnah, it’s where I spend a lot of time on. 

Every chapter better than the last

Aside from Instagram, I’m also actually spending a fair amount of time over on YouTube, creating real estate content. It has been a ton of fun learning to create videos and learning YouTube as well. So you can check me out there if you want to learn a little bit about real estate and just see what I’m up to. That’s where I’ll be.

Then yeah, I’m probably not too far from bringing back another project here in the podcast world. But for now, this is sayonara! See you later! Until next time. Really, again, I appreciate all of your support along this journey that I’ve been on, that we’ve been on together. Hopefully, you got a ton of value out of this. And if you did, I’d love to hear about it. So thank you so much, seriously, for all of that.

And like what one of my business partners, friend and mentor, Dr. Rob McClelland, said at the end of all of his episodes of his podcast called Daily Dose of Growth, which he just recently moonlighted/closed down (which had 700 episodes by the way, which is insane) he always signed those off by saying “Much love, I’m out.” So to you the listener of Another Way to Play, thank you for your support until the last episode. Much love. I’m out. Remember to make every chapter better than the last. See you soon!

Tweetable Quotes: 

“We all go through different changes in life.” – Hans Struzyna

“There is no perfect path out there. Entrepreneurship looks good on Instagram, but it also requires a lot of work.” – Hans Struzyna

“Remember to make every chapter better than the last.” – Hans Struzyna

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