Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 5


Thriving is a Relational Issue

August 17, 2023

Thriving is a relational Issue

Welcome to Run Toward The Roar!

In this episode of Run Toward The Roar, John guides us in examining the people around us by examining ourselves first. With the idea of thriving as a relational issue, we need first to define the basic principles of value, faith, crisis, and change. Join us as we delve further into who our friends are, and why there is a need to prune some people in our lives in order for us to thrive.

What to expect in this episode:

00:06 – Thriving as a relational reality.
03:15 – Reframing the discussions with the people you love.
07:00 – Thriving is always an inside-out approach.
09:06 – Will a relationship with emotions get you where you need to go?
10:54 – Relationship management and inner relationship with ourselves
13:08 – Relying on values during a crisis.
15:46 – On asking negative people what they like.
16:37 – The Stockdale paradox
19:56 – The moment where everything’s converging at one point.
23:47 – A whole different level of community.
27:47 – Blessed are you because you are inadequate.
30:53 – Life is a team sport, and we are social beasts
33:28 – Pruning the VDPs

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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