Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 26


Lobster Lessons and Life Examined

February 22, 2024

Lobster Lessons and Life Examined

In this transformative edition of Run Toward The Roar Podcast, join host John Robertson as he dives deep into the complexities of maintaining a balance between work, personal well-being, and staying true to one’s values.

Tap into Robertson’s insights on why the healthcare system’s tendency to reactively treat illness rather than proactively prevent it might be misaligned with our long-term well-being.

Listen closely as we dissect the common misconception that staying busy equates to being important, and consider the imperative to align our activities with our deepest values.

During the episode, Robertson challenges listeners to reflect on the cultural fixation with busyness. He provocatively questions the meaning of a full schedule, urging us to consider whether our to-do lists truly reflect what is most important to us.

The episode encourages a radical rethinking of what it means to be productive and pushes for resilience as the cornerstone for thriving in a chaotic world. The discussion sheds light on the perils of confusing action with accomplishment and the importance of saying no to things that don’t serve our deeper goals.

What to expect in this episode:

00:00 Lessons learned from eating lobster
05:07 Stay protected and grow through challenges
09:09 “Hungers draw, recognizing needs, celebrating accomplishments”
11:05 Stay focused, reflect, and stay faithful
13:45 Encouraging self-exploration and growth for success
19:38 Grow forward, reinforce core for a successful rebound
21:18 Visual representation of ABCs: attitudes, beliefs, connections
24:46 Struggling with medical and workplace systems, values
28:26 Busy is a choice, impacts resilience, survival

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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