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Jan. 23, 2023

The Signal

The Signal
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Relationships can be beautiful but messy. Ted Lasso is a show that highlights this idea in a relatable way. This week’s episode, “The Signal,” is jam-packed with storylines and interesting dynamics with our favorite characters.

In this episode, we’re breaking down several powerful themes within the storylines and character interactions, such as coming into your own as a leader, finding a balance between external success and internal satisfaction, and the Roy Kent effect. 

We also go on to discuss the process of helping people overcome their limiting beliefs so they can show up as the best version of themselves, the different methods people have for dealing with emotions, the dynamics of modern male friendships, and the influence your family dynamics have on your relationships later in life. 

“ It takes two people to create a pattern, but only one to change it. Oh, mercy!” – Jeff (40:07)

In This Episode

  • [3:02] Is there more interest in the FA Cup, or is it just Ted Lasso?
  • [5:07] Recap of the episode “The Signal” and the storylines/themes within the episode
  • [11:23] You don’t know what people are actually going through
  • [13:45] Roy vs. Nate coaching styles: are you ruling with an iron fist or just being a dick?
  • [18:06] Leaders who have done the job vs. leaders who are more theoretically-informed
  • [29:15] The double-edged sword of finding self-worth through external validation alone
  • [31:17] Friendship patterns: how male vs. female friendships typically work
  • [41:11] The Esther Perel tie-in: how family dynamics influence your relationship patterns
  • [49:45] Sports, soap operas, and reality TV: people getting joy from Soccer
  • [53:47] A powerful contrast to end the episode
  • [56:10] Dr. Sharon and the “Black Lady Therapist” trope
  • [60:16] Dimple’s and Jeff’s takeaways for the week ahead and for life

Resources & Links

  • 4 Steps to Creating A Human-Centered Organization

  • Solve Your Problem With Play

  • Jeff’s Positive Psychology Playlist