Mindful Communication Podcast episode #56 - Kindness is a Superpower

Adrienne Bankert is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning correspondent for ABC News, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Nightline. She is also the author of the book Your Hidden Superpower: The kindness that makes you unbeatable at work and connects you with anyone.

In this episode, we talk about kindness really is, what kindness looks like, how to infuse kindness into your life, the difference between kindness and niceness, and much, much more.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #55 - Sales as a Spiritual Practice

Paul Ross is a Master Hypnotist, Master Practitioner and Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, and Mindfulness Meditation instructor. For the past 30 years, he's taught thousands of people the power of language to persuade, sell, heal, turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones and pain into passion. He is also the author of the book Subtle Words that Sell.

In this episode, we discuss the power of suggestion, why sales is seen as so least, the difference between influencing and...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #54 - The #1 Way to Build Trust With Others

In a previous episode, I had the opportunity to sit down with the former head of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, Robin Dreeke. We discussed a wide range of topics, spending lots of time talking about the concept of “trust”.

In this episode, I uncover that #1 way *and* share a powerful insight about how to hone this as a practice in your life and build trust with anyone, everywhere you go.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #53 - Why Worrying is a Waste of Time and Energy

The most common way I limit myself is through worry. In fact, an instance of worry hit me the other week and *almost* took me out... except this time, it didn't.

In this episode, I share with you how I managed to avoid the worry trap and we dive into why worry is, in most cases, a complete waste of time and energy.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #52 - How to Give a Power Apology

Have you ever gotten a lacklustre apology? Have you ever GIVEN a lacklustre apology? It's OK, we all have. In fact, as you'll discover in this episode, almost every single apology given these days is quite unimpactful.

I dive into what a Powerful Apology is, how to distinguish it from a Regular Apology, and how to continue practicing it in your life.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #51 - My Thoughts on Racism and Lessons in Communication

It's been a wild time around the world, and I wanted to create an episode to speak directly to the issue of race that has been at the forefront of my mind.

I start off the episode by sharing a few learnings I have had over the last several weeks relating to issues of racism from the perspective of a white, heterosexual, non-disabled, neurotypical male. Then I will offer a new perspective for how we can tackle these issues from the lens of communication.

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #50 - Sustain the Fire of Inspiration

Allison and Sandy are the co-CEOs of InspireCorps and co-authors of the book Dare to Inspire: Sustain the Fire of Inspiration in Work and Life. With backgrounds in positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and positive organizational scholarship, they partner with companies to use inspiration to drive business innovation and growth. In this episode, we talk about what inspiration is, how to sustain it, how to avoid burnout, and much more.

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InspireCorps website

InspireCorps book

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #49 - How Not to be a Hot Mess

Craig and Devon Hase teach meditation workshops and retreats throughout North America and Europe. They are also authors of the book How Not To Be A Hot Mess: A Survival Guide for Modern Life. Devon is a mentor in Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach’s Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program and teaches at Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Craig holds a PhD in counseling psychology, works as a therapist and coach, and teaches on the online platform...

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Mindful Communication Podcast episode #48 - 1 Major Tip to Avoid Drama In Your Life

For most of us, we would rather do without drama in our lives. But how?

In this episode, I create a distinction that will help you see more clearly where almost ALL of the drama in your life begins. Once you identify it, you'll have a much better chance of removing it from your life altogether.

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This is why worrying is a waste of time and energy

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It happened again the other day.

I just finished up a conversation with an incredibly inspiring woman. We had a lovely chat about who we were and what we were working on.

After the call ended and I immediately got back to work. As I resumed my newest project, some familiar thoughts crept up.

It’s hard for me to articulate exactly what I was saying to myself, but it went to the tune of, “What if I fail?”

I saw my mind start to question...

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