#93 – Short Breaks (Rest Pt 4)

This week we are looking into how incorporating “short breaks” in our lives can give us an edge in our productive day. This study is inspired by the great book Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Be sure to pick up the book and get into deeper study!

What type of breaks do you have in your life?

This week, we talk about specific types of “short breaks” … from taking walks, to naps, to “mini” vacations. How do you incorporate “short breaks” into your daily life? Do you spontaneously let it happen? Or do you strategically plan them?

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#92 – The 4-hour Workday (Rest Pt 3) [Podcast]

This week we are looking into how we can create room for rest in our lives. This study is inspired by the great book Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Be sure to pick up the book and get into deeper study!

4-hour Workdays … the Importance of Routines.

This week, we talk about the ways that you can create “space” in your life for rest. Did you know that research indicates that you only have a capability of 2-4 hours of intense work each day? How can we use this information to not only improve our work but incorporate rest into our lives?

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#91 – The Science & Problem of Rest (Rest Pt 2) [Podcast]

This week we are looking into the science and problems we face with Rest. This study is inspired by the great book Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Be sure to pick up the book and get into deeper study!

There is science behind the need for rest …

This week, we talk about the science of rest. Did you know that even if your mind wanders, you take a nap, or you even sleep … that your brain is incredibly active? If we neglect rest, we deprive our brains of its full resources in our life.

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#90 – Alex Soojung-Kim Pang Introduces the Concept of Rest (Rest Pt 1) [Podcast]

This week we are back with FULL podcast episodes! We begin our study of Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang. Be sure to pick up the book and get into deeper study!

Rest by Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

This week, we introduce the topic of Rest by listening to an interview with Alex Pang.

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#088 – Listen & Observe (Like Switch Pt 10) [Podcast]

Most would never guess the biggest secrets to verbal communication … learning to listen and observe.  This means our biggest hindrance is often our own mouths … from overuse!

Observe

Observe

This week, we look once more at techniques to help us better observe and listen to people around us.

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#087 – Attraction Laws (Like Switch Pt 9) [Podcast]

We can implement certain “attraction laws” into place that will better enable deeper friendships.  Last week, we discussed one such law … the law of similarity.

Attraction Laws

Attraction Laws

This week, we look into the various attraction laws and how to practically implement them into our lives.

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#086 – Law of Similarity (Like Switch Pt 8) [Podcast]

There are certain “laws of attraction” that we can invoke as tools to help us establish friendships.  One of these is the “law of similarity.”

Law of Similarity

Law of Similarity

In a culture that often idolizes diversity, it is the commonality that often builds the strongest relationships.  What is the “law of similarity” and how can we use it effectively?

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#085 – Compliments (Like Switch Pt 7) [Podcast]

We continue talking through the “Golden Rule of Friendship.”  How does this rule apply to compliments?  Do compliments help?

Compliments

Compliments

Complimenting other people (especially new friends) can be a powerful tool. But … you must be careful and not abuse this technique.

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#084 – Golden Rule of Friendship (Like Switch Pt 6) [Podcast]

The more you can let go of your ego, the better your friendships will be.  Making your conversations more about the other person (and less about you), the more people will love being around you.  This is referred to as the “Golden Rule of Friendship.”

Golden Rule of Friendship

Golden Rule of Friendship

This can be very difficult to do since we want people to be interested in us. But be patient … the more you make it all about them, the more they will return the favor.  Using empathic statements are one way we can do this. Let’s look at a few examples of this.

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