Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 25


Connection Challenges - Investing Wisely

February 8, 2024

Connection Challenges - Investing Wisely

We explore the challenges and triumphs of building meaningful connections

In this episode of “Run Toward The Roar,” we dive into the pervasive issue of loneliness, emphasizing the profound value of intimacy and connection in our lives. We discuss the challenges of sharing transparently and vulnerably, underlining the pivotal role of effective communication in fostering positive connections.

Boundaries are crucial, as eroding boundaries can lead to fatigue and hinder communication. It is important to have diverse individuals in our lives, ranging from therapists and consultants to mentors, trainers, coaches, and peer supporters, all of whom contribute to our overall well-being and resilience.

What to expect in this episode:

00:00 Discussing connection challenges and moral injuries in relationships.
03:44 Seeking conversations for guidance and community building.
06:52 Clash with CEO leads to unexpected relationship.
12:40 Mother Teresa said North America suffers from loneliness.
16:39 Communication breakdown in relationships and workplace stress.
17:47 Maintain boundaries to prevent fatigue and burnout.
22:39 Therapy acts like insurance for resolving difficulties.
27:11 Stand for what is right, not popular.
31:15 Encouragement to thrive and build relationships. Reach out.
32:40 “Expect to talk soon.”

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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