The 4 Agreements Podcast
This podcast is only used for educational purposes. The host assumes no responsibility to a natural or legal person for any liability, loss or damage caused or caused directly or indirectly by the use, application or interpretation of the information presented in it. Peter: Welcome to the Bregman Leadership podcast. I`m Peter Bregman, your host and CEO of Bregman Partners. This podcast is part of my mission to help them get massive traction on the most important things. We are honoured to have Don Miguel Ruiz with us today. He wrote the number one bestseller, the Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom. Miguel just told me that the book was on the New York Times bestseller list for seven years, but it came back 20 years later and became number one on the New York Times bestseller list. It is a book that has for many years remained with men and continues to have wisdom, which offers us practical modes of action in the world, which offers us personal freedom, but also, I think, lessons to be learned from leadership, ways of acting in the world that help us to be more powerful leaders. Miguel, thank you for participating in the bregman leadership podcast.
Miguel: Perfect, and so we create a masterpiece of [inaudible 00:10:54], which is the story of our life because we create history, we create our own reality. We create our own world, and because we create this world with conditions, with a conditional love for ourselves, we can say that we create our personal hell or our personal heaven. As soon as we see what the problem is, I offer the solution, which is those four agreements. If you are the artist who creates your own world, which is a masterpiece, you must be impeccable with your world, because you will create your reality with your world [Crosstalk 00:11:40] with the world, then the story will be wonderful. You create your own personal sky. Peter: It`s beautiful. Katie Byron, who is also in this podcast, talks about her four questions, and her second question is, “How do I know it`s true?” And that seems to be a very relevant question. If you say, “I`m ugly” or “I`m weak.” It`s true? You could even say, “Yes, I probably think that`s true” because they were convinced. They were domesticated. It`s your belief system. The following question: “How do I know this is true?” Help you challenge this next hypothesis.
Peter: Thank you. There is an experience that led you to discover these agreements and decide to continue to share the wisdom of Toltec. Could you share this experience? Peter: Another quick question before I get into the chords, because I think that by listening to them, there`s a part of me that feels like it really helps me to be very aware of what you want and how you can meet your expectations, because I could succeed in life by becoming that You Need to Be Me. and that, if I am who you need to be me, if it`s a large audience, if it`s a boss or if it`s a colleague, or if it`s a mother or a father, or even if it`s a child, that if I could be who you need me, then I`ll be safe, and then you`ll stay around and I`ll succeed in my business , and I`m going to succeed in what I do.