Does your blood run cold when someone says "can I give you feedback?", or when you're asked to give it? You’re not alone. In a culture obsessed with taking offence, it can be tempting to avoid difficult conversations. Let's look at the 7 aspects of delivering feedback with confidence instead of fear. Download the FREE PDF Cheat Sheet at the blog here.
Find out what I learnt from my all-time passion low last year. This special episode features a Blog, Video and a FREE eBook, to help you discover how to get back on track with a 6-point plan. Instantly download your FREE 14-page eBook here!
1) Revisit loves & interests.
2) Take opposite action.
3) Get active.
4) Cultivate creativity.
5) Discuss your dreams.
6) Reduce Cognitive Overload.
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Have trouble discovering what your passions are? In this episode you’ll be inspired to start finding out what you’re good at, enjoy doing and how it can bring value to the world. Passion can create a life of fulfilment, rather than fleeting happiness.
Special Guest: the Passionpreneur, Moustafa Hamwi (Dubai)
Moustafa Hamwi started his career in Dubai as a telesales operator, eventually working his way up starting several entrepreneurial ventures that became businesses worth US$15 million in less than 4 years.
He was also heavily involved in the nightlife scene, which lead to him becoming stressed, depressed and anxious. Moustafa then consulted for the government of Abu Dhabi, yet even with his career booming, he still felt empty. That was the beginning of his personal development journey.
This yearning triggered a one-way trip to India where he spent time in the Himalayas with a Swami who had lived in caves for 13 years. His trip changed his life and woke him up to answer the questions:
If this was it…did my life matter?
What difference have I made to this world?
Did I fully live what was truly meaningful to me?
Did I do the best I can with all what I had?
Australian expert physiotherapist Jack O'Brien teaches you the 4 major ways you can increase your physical performance at work. Click here to read the full show notes.
- Know thyself: Knowing yourself, knowing what works for you and what doesn't work for you in order to get the best out of yourself.
- Correct fuel: Hydration, nutrition, and supplementation. Not just for physical, but mental and intellectual performance.
- Exercise and rest: They're inextricably linked, getting the right type of exercise and the right rest.
- Manage pain: Knowing how to prevent pain, knowing who to see, when to see, and having the right people around you to be able to manage things when they come up.
In this episode with Singapore-based international speaker Rob Salisbury, we focus on the mindset of a communicator, rather than simply listing techniques used by public speakers.
Commit to Fit: Top 5 Roadblocks to Fitness
None of us are exempt from the need to stay in good shape. Similarly, we all need encouragement and motivation to stay committed to our fitness goals. This is where this episode's guest comes in. Andrew Bassett is not only a long-time friend, but also a person that continues to motivate people like us, to conquer new fitness summits - despite hearing every possible excuse known to man.
Think it's too late to take control of your money? Think again. Here's 7 simple lessons from this classic finance book. Discover more insightful content at www.nathanshooter.com/blog
When it comes to voicing our ideas, we have a choice to be a Contributor or a Critic. Which are you?
In this episode, we take a sneak peek behind the political scenes with NSW state politician, Troy Grant. We look at how we can be involved in public debate, voice our ideas and defend truths, all without leaving a trail of emotional destruction behind us.
- Understand the value of giving back to your community.
- Realise that your life experiences will shape the way you respond to others.
- Everyone has varying levels of resilience to criticism, politicians aren't immune.
- Social Media is a wonderful tool, but can also cause hurt through anonymity.
- "We get the government we deserve" - Thomas Jefferson.
- Public issues should be awarded attention based on merit, not on volume.
- Everyone has a responsibility to fact-check what we read in news channels.
- Read news articles in their entirety, rather than just scanning the headlines.
- Separate the content of an argument, from the character of the person.
- Before writing-off relationships due to a disagreement, pursue common ground and look at the 'scorecard' of the person's history with you.
- When voicing opinions, rather than simply repeating the problem, bring a solution or at least a solution-focused attitude to the exchange.
- It's in our self-interest to be collaborative, both at work and in our personal lives.
- There's many opportunities to become involved in government, seek out how you can contribute to a local organisation.
If you've experienced criticism as a leader, be encouraged. Recall moments when your investment has impacted others, then allow memory to motivate you to keep going.
About the guest, Troy Grant
Former Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Troy Grant is a former police inspector with 22 years front line service protecting the community. He has been decorated with the Commissioner’s Commendations for Courage on two occasions.
His career highlights include serving as the Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Racing. Troy was also awarded the National Police Service Medal in 2015.
You can find his full biography here.
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Find decision-making intimidating? Life is a combination of curves and straight lines, so our approach to decision-making should be the same. In this episode you'll gain clarity by creating 'Simplifier' questions that will enable you to make decisions using intuition and intention. Find more editions at nathanshooter.com
Do you have a healthy digital diet? As a 21-Century citizen, we need to analyse the things that compete for our attention on mobile phones and tablets. In this mini episode, we explore 4 ways you can Dominate Your Notifications, to create more mental energy. Find out more about the 'Rest to Be Your Best' series on iTunes or at nathanshooter.com