Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 21


Lesson I Learned Through Funeral –
It’s About Your Huddle- Community

December 21, 2023

Lesson I Learned Through Funeral –
It’s About Your Huddle- Community

In a funeral, we celebrate the journey and life of an individual. Though it is a way to say goodbye, we let them go in our little ways. What about those people who are just there for the show?

In this episode of Run Toward The Roar, John talks about Lessons he learned through Funerals he attended. We also learn about practicing graciousness and mercy when dealing with toxic people and stressful moments, and the importance of building meaningful relationships and your own huddle group to help you thrive.

What to expect in this episode:

00:21 – Practicing graciousness when dealing with toxicity.

02:13 – Negative reactions and the lesson on losing control.

07:01 – Dealing and coping with stressful moments.

09:26 – Conflicts from use of different terms and the role of Values.

14:25 – On building meaningful relationships.

20:05 – The impact of having someone to share with your problems.

22:53 – A lesson from Funerals.

25:03 – Suicide, Loneliness, and relationship management.

30:02 – Building your own community of support.

35:41 – Finding that group who will encourage and celebrate us.

About John Robertson

John Robertson is one of the leading Coaches, Consultants, and Speakers that Leaders in the workplace look to “when things start to feel like they’re falling apart” due to issues with their staff, support systems, and company “ethos” (character and habit driven behaviors that either make or break an organization during times of crisis). Find out more about his THRIVE-based Books, Training, and Resources here.

Driven by a “recognition of others’ strengths” and a deep-seated faith in their ability to find their way through even the most challenging of times— John creates an intensely inspiring environment for recovery, optimization, and triumph.

With over 30 years of experience leading large groups through his involvement in the church alongside shepherding public-service organizations (such as Townships, Firefighters, Police, and First Responders) through their own points of crisis and transition, John is counted on time and time again as “the steady voice of reason during even the most challenging of storms”.

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About the book

If you would like to follow along in an easy format please go to Amazon and purchase a copy of the book Run Toward The Roar: Transforming Crisis and Change into the Opportunity to Thrive, as that is the theme that we will be building on.

If you’re willing to please send me an e-mail, I would like to send you chapter one of the discovery guide so that I can encourage you in the thinking of this journey.

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