We are taught early on that if we accomplish enough stuff, we will have the life of our dreams. Only we find that this fails to make us happy, and doesn’t fulfill our hopes. 

The art is in unlocking your joy. If you can do that, you will not only have a much more fulfilled life, you’ll accomplish much more with less effort than you ever imagined possible. —Joe 

The Art of Accomplishment is a program that invites you into a world beyond checklists and getting things done. It’s a world where your authentic life and enjoyment create an outstanding impact on yourself and the world around you.

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Hosted by Joe Hudson and Brett Kistler, the Art of Accomplishment podcast explores how deepening connection with ourselves and others leads to creating the life we want with enjoyment and ease.

What is Selfishness? The Art of Accomplishment

Much of the work that we do in this podcast centers around defining our needs and desires — living into our own self interest, while loving it and trusting it as good. This can conflict with some of the programming that we have gotten from parents and society, which tells us that we should strive for selflessness and avoid selfishness. But what if self interest has the power to lead us to a more refined understanding of what makes us happy? In this episode, we will dive into the distinction between healthy self interest and what society calls selfishness.
Tiago Forte – Founder of Forte Academy

My Story

My name is Tiago Forte, and I am the Founder of Forte Academy, an online school for modern professional development.

Three years ago, I walked into a weekend workshop called the Connection Course*, facilitated by Joe and his wife Tara.

I was looking for answers.

I wanted to know why despite the success I had, I still felt so dissatisfied. I wanted to know why I always felt on edge and on guard for no apparent reason. I wanted to know why I felt numb and bored anytime I wasn’t immersed in the adrenaline of working.

I had so many questions, but most of all, I was exhausted with the endless task of proving that I was good enough, capable enough, and hard-working enough to deserve success. Beneath it all, I wanted to know if there was another way.

My experience at the Connection Course* inspired me with a new vision for how business could be used to fuel spiritual awakening.

I attended the follow-up week-long course, called Ground Breakers, the next year. The personal breakthroughs I experienced in that week have been nothing short of transformational, with benefits across my work and my life. I’ve seen dramatic growth in my business, reached new creative depths, had more intimacy in my relationships with my family and friends, and developed a deeper warmth and love toward myself even when I fall short of my ambitions.

Since that experience I’ve found it far easier to be more direct with people, to be vulnerable even with those I work with, and to laugh when life inevitably messes up my plans. I feel a newfound sense of self-love and self-acceptance that frees me to strive for my dreams without beating myself up. I feel a newfound sense of purpose in my work centered on a love for my customers, for my team, and for the planet.

*Formerly Tide Turners/VIEW Workshop