When someone has a “big ego,” they really just want to protect themselves from any kind of harm, whether that be embarrassment, failure, or uncomfortable situations. Think of the ego as a facade — a mask that tries to hide your insecurities and pretend like you have it all together.
Your ego can manifest itself in a lot of different ways — from boosting to getting defensive to toxic relationships. For example, when I was younger, I would let my ego come out in sports. When I dominated on the field, I felt better about myself. This was mostly because I was bullied in school. Everyone thought I was the “dumb” kid, and I had to prove my worth by being a good athlete.
While there’s nothing wrong with being an incredible athlete, I let my ego take control. It worked out okay for a time, but before long, I felt like I was always trying to prove myself instead of actually enjoying the sport.
Do you relate? If you’ve struggled with letting go of your ego, this episode is for you!
Please welcome world-renowned UFC fighter and actor Georges St. Pierre to The School of Greatness!
Georges St. Pierre is well known as the undisputed G-O-A-T of combat sports, UFC record holder for most wins in title bouts, and all-time best pound-for-pound MMA fighter in the history of the world. Georges St-Pierre has made his arrival into Hollywood permanent, reprising his original breakout role as “Batroc the Leaper” in Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier, for the long-awaited “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” TV miniseries, which premiered its series last Friday to record viewership.
Admiringly called “The Rush” by fans and friends, the obvious parallel to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s career path is hard to ignore. From being bullied in schoolyards and working any odd job to make ends meet, the once-nightclub bouncer and garbage collection man went on reign the octagon for nearly a decade before ultimately vacating his middleweight title and retiring from the sport in 2019 due to an ulcerative colitis diagnosis. His Georges St-Pierre Foundation also works to help youth stop bullying and promote physical activity in schools.
As a kid, I struggled a lot with self-confidence, so in our interview, I related to Georges on several levels as he talked about being bullied and recovering from it. He’s an amazing person, and you’ll learn so much about how you can become a greater, more authentic version of yourself after listening!
Join me on Episode 1,129 to learn how to kill your ego, transform your health, and build self-confidence with Georges St. Pierre!