Run Toward the Roar

Run Toward
the Roar

Episode 9


Being Vulnerable Can Lead to Victory When Emotions and Feelings Get Set Apart

September 14, 2023

being vulnerable can lead to victory when emotions and feeling get set apart

Welcome to Run Toward The Roar!

How important is passion in thriving? Doesn’t it mean that being passionate about something means being emotionally vulnerable to it?

In this episode of Run Toward The Roar, John continues to guide us in running towards the roar, as he tackles our understanding of counseling versus coaching, and how people in crisis don’t even know that they are in that state.

Join us in this conversation with John regarding emotions, feelings, passion, and attitude. Discover how these connect with how we navigate through life, and how we cope with grief.

What to expect in this episode:

01:03 – A conversation about emotions.
02:17 – Normal reactions to an abnormal event
05:47 – Counseling versus Coaching, and people in crisis
07:57 – Unexpected, Uncertainty, Threat, Change
09:42 – Emotions manifest in the unconscious mind.
11:12 – Difference between feelings and emotions
14:15 – Two attitudes about happiness
16:48 – The need to exhibit or express our feelings.
18:39 – Find people who will listen, to deal with “normalitis”.
21:12 – The balance between two extremes
22:19 – On people without passion
24:20 – To have passion is to be vulnerable.
26:45 – Being caught in the eddy of loss and grief.
29:47 – Teach the kids how to grieve so they remain healthy
31:26 – You attitude is steering your ship

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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