Aug. 12, 2020
What if Im Afraid To Look Inside?
What is the one main key point you need to share with the audience of men today on this show? (we only have 30 minutes) *During our preview conversation a few weeks ago, you mentioned that you felt (and I agreed) that it might make most sense to talk about introspection and its importance.A few thoughts on introspection, per your request in our first conversation:Aristotle claimed that self-knowledge was the beginning of wisdom. I’d consider introspection one of the most important habits (and skills) in my life, and one of the most important habits in the life of anyone who is at all inclined to personal growth. It has been said that growth is not catalyzed by one’s experiences, positive or negative, but one’s reflection and processing of those experiences. Developing your inclination and ability to reflect thoughtfully on yourself, your actions, your reactions, and your environment will help you not only to understand your own values and to change your thinking and behavior, it can help you understand and empathize with other human beings- a skill that is in high demand (and short supply) in 2020.Share examples of questions you like to be asked about this topic *What does it mean to be introspective?What are the benefits?Are there any drawbacks to being more introspective?Can one become more introspective, or is this a proclivity with which you have to be born? How does one become more introspective?Share Your Bio Here *Chris Ptak is a leadership coach who helps clients develop their own authentic approach to effective, principled leadership. These men and women are often struggling with burn-out, anxiety, and the loss of motivation and clarity characteristic of the busy lives so many of us lead, especially as we try and navigate the rough waters of 2020. He has served in various leadership positions in the non-profit and for-profit industries, has lived abroad more than once, and even lived outdoors for a few years. Originally from Chicago, he’s currently living in Salt Lake City to take advantage of the many opportunities for hiking, camping, and in less interesting years, live music.What links would you like to share with the audience? Ex: Web, email, LinkedIn, etc *https://servewithcourage.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisptak/