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Ep. 26 - Driven

Updated: Nov 28, 2020

On episode 26 - Driven, Max, Beau, and Brooklyn open about dating when someone is ambitious. 

Meeting a person with ambition and determination can be exciting and sexy.  They have their eye on the prize and we may be part of that journey.  Can such goal-driven aspirations hinder the romantic experience and get in the way of love and connection?  Are we on the road to success and looking for that next prize to claim as our own?

Brooklyn is back and he shares on the next major step his relationship has taken! Hilarity ensues when Beau walks up to a girl and hands her his number.  Max realizes that he may be looking for signs when there is really no match.  Later he meets a kick-ass dude he is having fun with.

One can see signs in anything but one can always stay present.

"Most of my thinking and perception is through the lense of a world that owes me something...I've dated a lot and I'm dating now and it's a big part of my growth. It is someting that remains in my mind all the time. When is it going to happen for me? " -Patrick Maverick

"It is always worth taking that risk because if I shut myself off from emotion, from feeling, from's like being dead. I might as well not be here. " - Maxwell Anders

Guest: Patrick Maverick is our guest for this episode.

Dating Book/Article Review: "Should You Date A Less Ambitious Person? A Relationship Expert Weighs In" by Melody Wilding at Forbes.

Call to Action: A ambitious person can be very attractive. They possess the entrepreneurial spirit and stop at nothing to get what they want. If we are driven, we may take on the role of the provider in our professional, personal, and romantic lives. We may be assertive and ambitious, but can we shift gears to take on the role of the receiver when it comes to love and relationships? Can we give and receive as much love and care with our partners and relationships as we do to our careers and goals? There's so much more to be gained as a team rather than a party of one. The choice is yours.

Episode Quote:

The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious.The desire to reach hearts is wise." - Maya Angelou

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Music featured on this episode:

Desert Brawl - Vans in Japan

Don't Hate Me - Digital Punks

Street Rhapsody - DJ Freedom

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Annie Lowery
Annie Lowery
Oct 05, 2021

First time reading this blog, thanks for sharing.

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