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3 Conversations Which Will Get You Unstuck with Annie Hanekom
Episode 9519th October 2021 • You Are Not A Frog • Dr Rachel Morris
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Annie Hanekom joins us to share the three important conversations you need to have — with yourself and with others — to help you get unstuck. We discuss the importance of having meaningful conversations and the weight it carries on your mindset and wellbeing.

Episode Highlights

[03:23] The Importance of Meaningful Conversations

  • The conversation is the relationship and thus carries a lot of weight.

[06:43] What People Are Going Through Now

  • There seems to be a lag in people’s behaviours because of exhaustion.
  • Physical fatigue can be fixed by rest, whereas depletion needs social connection.

[11:56] What’s In Your Control?

  • If you start focusing on the things you can control, that zone of power grows and helps you feel empowered.

[18:41] The Power of Focusing on What You Can Control

  • Focus on what you can really control and trust in the process.

[20:26] Where Is Your Focus?

  • Are the things you’re focusing on driving you towards the things that really matter?

[23:34] The Danger of Being Addicted to Busyness

  • Being busy does make people feel good about themselves, but only temporarily.
  • It could easily lead to burnout and severe fatigue.

[28:23] Focusing on the Long-Term

  • How you achieve things might look different if you focus on your zone of power.

[31:13] Thinking Partnerships

  • Thinking partnerships is where you have meaningful conversations with a partner. 
  • These allow you to uncover a sustainable, useful solution to your conundrum.

[36:10] What Story Are You Telling?

  • By starting conversations with ‘The story I’m telling myself…’, you begin to address the fact that the story may not be true.

[40:52] Determining Your Intentions

  • Dig deeper into your intentions and reflect on what you want to achieve in your conversation.

[44:09] Annie’s Three Top Tips

  • Pause and catch yourself.
  • Pay attention to your intentions.
  • Focus on the long-term possibilities.

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