Rich Holton: Listening Your Way Into Self-Discovery

Today’s guest is our dear friend Rich Holton, who self-describes first and foremost as a listener. As an actor, he harnesses that ability of listening to the world around him—staying close to what life brings to the surface. Based in Chicago, Rich has appeared on Chicago PD and renowned theatres like Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Second City. Rich was our personal trainer for two years while we were living in Chicago, so we got to experience his resilience and dedication to his craft up close. That inner fire and drive he carries is one of the many reasons why we wanted to have him on the podcast. Throughout this conversation we discuss the value of listening, knowing your why, viewing the world as a benevolent place, the message underneath the fear, and working out as a way of choosing bravery when you feel small. There’s a special kind of energy that comes from staying open to believing that the universe is benevolent even as you’re figuring yourself out, and Rich embodies that. We really loved this conversation and we’re stoked to share it with you.

Today’s guest is our dear friend Rich Holton, who self-describes first and foremost as a listener. As an actor, he harnesses that ability of listening to the world around him—staying close to what life brings to the surface. Based in Chicago, Rich has appeared on Chicago PD and renowned theatres like Steppenwolf, Goodman, and Second City.

Rich was our personal trainer for two years while we were living in Chicago, so we got to experience his resilience and dedication to his craft up close. That inner fire and drive he carries is one of the many reasons why we wanted to have him on the podcast. Throughout this conversation we discuss the value of listening, knowing your why, viewing the world as a benevolent place, the message underneath the fear, and working out as a way of choosing bravery when you feel small.

There’s a special kind of energy that comes from staying open to believing that the universe is benevolent even as you’re figuring yourself out, and Rich embodies that. We really loved this conversation and we’re stoked to share it with you.

Full show notes, downloadables, and links are also available at empoweredhumanacademy.com/26

Keep the conversation going...

Table Question:
What’s an aspect of your identity that you’ve come to better understand through relationship to others?

Journal Prompt: How do you personally distinguish between different types of fear (fear that’s safeguarding you from danger vs. fear that’s limiting you, holding you back)? List any helpful distinctions and/or felt sensations in your body to keep in mind for the future.

Action Step: Tell your people that you love them this week.

View the printable worksheet on Google Docs

Further exploration:
Follow Rich on Instagram: @richholton
Watch 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story on Amazon Prime
Watch Choke: A Rickson Gracie Documentary
The Egg (the Tumblr post Isaac references when discussing the "we're all the same person" idea) 

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