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UIOK 35: Double-edged Sword with Simonne Butler

Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Release Date: 12/26/2016

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JP Tocker joins us on the show today to chat through - getting started - going against what others think - the difficulty of getting over that first hump - dealing with FOMO - the power of perspective and mindset - and of course, getting UNCOMFORTABLE This one has been on the cards for a while and very happy to get it finally up and going. JP's broadcasting and podcasting skillset comes through at times when he turns the tables and starts asking me questions Show notes: A formative experience Getting out of the discomforts A new routine to follow Coming across the difficulties Last and next...

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This episode is something a little different. It's the first two episodes of a new show I'm putting out called "Leading through Challenge" If you want to up your leadership skill levels to better lead your team through adversity then this is the show for you. Subscribe on Apple  Spotify  Youtube 

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  I came across Ollie a couple of months ago when he posted on LinkedIn about going bungee jumping, and the fact that he needed to do it because it scared him. We have a great chat today about what strategic discomfort gives Ollie. How he chooses uncomfortable activities. How he shifts perspective. The duality of life, and much more.   Show notes: A formative experience The moment of realization that, there is something wrong An interesting way of looking at perceptions How to stop judging people and arguing Identifying things that are positive for him but uncomfortable Strategy to...

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Today I'm chatting with Grant Pritchard, an in-house lawyer, technology enthusiast and workplace mental health advocate at Spark -- New Zealand's leading telecommunications, media, and digital services company. He leads Spark's thriving workplace mental health community and is working to inspire other Kiwi organizations to take a fresh look at how they do mental health at work. We chat through mental health, how your workplace plays its part, Grant's path towards passionate advocacy, the duality of discomfort and challenge, and of course getting uncomfortable.

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One of my favorites, Cam Calkoen returns to the podcast to chat inspiration, motivation, dreaming big, being hopeful, and dealing with adversity. We recorded this prior to lockdown, but the messages are ones that we all need to hear at the moment.

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Kerene Strochnetter is the Managing Director of Mindful at Work, a business hell-bent on making the M-words cool in the workplace - mindfulness and meditation. She’s also a sort after public speaker with a clear message is - if busy is the new stupid, then mindful is the new smart! Kerene wants to get the message out: that mindfulness isn’t just limited to meditating but includes a set of robust well-researched practices, which when implemented, powerfully impact people’s lives and positively change workplace culture. Her new book ‘Crazy Busy’ targets people suffering from the...

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Jase Te Patu returns to the podcast. Jase is an award-winning facilitator with more than 25 years of experience in the health and wellness sector. He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and creator of M3. Jase’s students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students and many more high-performance athletes. This conversation covers challenges, self-awareness, and identity, human potential, mindfulness, training to ask for help, and of course, getting UNCOMFORTABLE Make sure to support Jase in...

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Hey there, welcome to the Uncomfortable is OK podcast. I’m your host Chris Desmond. I hope everyone had a great celebration of Christmas. This is the podcast all about getting out of your comfort zone. Sometimes we do that through people telling us how they’ve got out of their comfort zone, sometimes its through having conversations about uncomfortable topics. Today has some of both for us. I had the honour of being able to have a conversation with Simonne Butler. Simonne’s name may be familiar to some of you listening. She is the survivor of a brutal samurai sword attack 16 years ago. There is so much more to Simonne than just the attack. She has recently released her book, Double-edged Sword.

Double-edged Sword is her story, and so much more than just a story of survival. It is a guidebook for humanity - how to shrug off the oppressors and the obstacles and live your life with the greatest intensity you can muster. It's about conquering the demons and rising like a phoenix from the ashes and learning how to live with passion, honesty and love.

This podcast contains coarse language and some heavy conversation so it might be a tough listen for you.

Thanks for sharing 2016 with me.

Guest: Simonne Butler

www.simonnebutler.co.nz/

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