Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 28


The lousy Part of Adulting

March 7, 2024

The Lousy part of adulting

In this episode of Run Toward the Roar, host John Robertson dives into the lousy part of adulting and the importance of thriving even when faced with challenges.

He discusses the concept of “adulting stinks” and how it requires individuals to do things they don’t feel like doing.

John also delves into the old English word for patience, “long-suffering,” and shares a story about how a shift in perspective helped reduce complaints about long wait times at an airport.

Through the episode, John expands on the theme of drifting and the significance of not losing sight of one’s reference points, which can lead to being a danger not only to oneself but also to others.

You are reminded to savor and honor your accomplishments and surroundings, emphasizing the importance of enjoying the journey and making meaningful connections along the way.

What to expect in this episode:

  • 00:00 Houston airport reduced baggage claim wait time.
  • 06:35 Americans spend 37 billion hours waiting annually. The emotional cost of waiting is significant.
  • 07:57 Connection lost as phones become a priority. Slow down.
  • 11:19 Challenges of dropping off the elderly summarized.
  • 17:43 Global elite seek treatment at Mayo Clinic.
  • 19:58 Memorable moments, unexpected challenges, and perseverance.
  • 23:25 Reflect on the past, cherish memories, and value connections.
  • 25:55 Embrace the journey to stand out. 

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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