In this raw and impactful episode, Shaun O’Gorman delves deep into the unavoidable truth that no matter what choices you make, someone, somewhere won’t agree or appreciate it. Drawing from his own profound experiences as a former Police tactical K9 handler who battled PTSD, depression, and suicidal ideations, Shaun extends this lesson to everyone, from CEOs to front-line police officers.

Shaun emphasizes that aiming for universal approval is a losing game, especially for individuals in high-stress and high-performance environments. He talks about the importance of developing a thick skin and focusing on your own moral compass instead of getting lost in the sea of public opinion. He shares anecdotes from his time on the force, his life as a high-performance consultant, and stories from the leaders he coaches, driving home the point that external validation is a fleeting comfort.

But it’s not all about ignoring others; Shaun also discusses the importance of constructive criticism, and how to separate valuable feedback from mere noise. He introduces effective stress management and resilience techniques to not only handle the pressures of life but to thrive in adversity.

This episode is an eye-opener for anyone who feels weighed down by the expectations of others. Shaun challenges his audience to take responsibility for their lives, live a high-performing existence, and to impact the world in a meaningful way. Because at the end of the day, the person who needs to be most satisfied with your actions is you.

Don’t miss Episode 2769 of The Strong Life Project podcast, as Shaun O’Gorman guides you through the labyrinth of human behaviour, societal expectations, and personal excellence. It’s a call to action to live a life true to yourself, because whatever you do, someone won’t like it — and that’s perfectly okay.