Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

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Thomas Maharaj returns to the podcast for Round two. We catch up with what Tommie has been up to in the last few years and his exciting new project "I'm in" We chat through the challenges he is facing, what scares him the most, why he is doing it, and what is the hope that keeps him going.
Tom Ahern returns to the podcast for our annual-ish chat. It doesn't disappoint We talk through - Tommy's books - fatherhood - self identity - dealing with overwhelm - Tools for managing our mental state - Dogs - Finding wonder in the world - self development - learning - and getting uncomfortable
JP Tocker joins us on the show today to chat through - getting started - going against what others think - the difficulty of getting over that first hump - dealing with FOMO - the power of perspective and mindset - and of course, getting UNCOMFORTABLE This one has been on the cards for a while and very happy to get it finally up and going. JP's broadcasting and podcasting skillset comes through at times when he turns the tables and starts asking me questions Show notes: A formative experience Getting out of the discomforts A new routine to follow Coming across the difficulties Last and next Uncomfortable situations Strategies to approach uncomfortable situations Challenge this week
This episode is something a little different. It's the first two episodes of a new show I'm putting out called "Leading through Challenge" If you want to up your leadership skill levels to better lead your team through adversity then this is the show for you. Subscribe on Apple https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/leading-through-challenge/id1508020586?fbclid=iwar0zhxwo0vbs4iqwn7j6sw92gnrphkeu8jcmkkdwvp1e8sa2uu8sfklsk7w Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/0raefZiVW0iJz2niG4otsq Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8-797YMIQ-Gg9_Q0ftc3QA?view_as=subscriber
  I came across Ollie a couple of months ago when he posted on LinkedIn about going bungee jumping, and the fact that he needed to do it because it scared him. We have a great chat today about what strategic discomfort gives Ollie. How he chooses uncomfortable activities. How he shifts perspective. The duality of life, and much more.   Show notes: A formative experience The moment of realization that, there is something wrong An interesting way of looking at perceptions How to stop judging people and arguing Identifying things that are positive for him but uncomfortable Strategy to approach uncomfortable situations Challenge this week
Today I'm chatting with Grant Pritchard, an in-house lawyer, technology enthusiast and workplace mental health advocate at Spark -- New Zealand's leading telecommunications, media, and digital services company. He leads Spark's thriving workplace mental health community and is working to inspire other Kiwi organizations to take a fresh look at how they do mental health at work. We chat through mental health, how your workplace plays its part, Grant's path towards passionate advocacy, the duality of discomfort and challenge, and of course getting uncomfortable.
One of my favorites, Cam Calkoen returns to the podcast to chat inspiration, motivation, dreaming big, being hopeful, and dealing with adversity. We recorded this prior to lockdown, but the messages are ones that we all need to hear at the moment.
Kerene Strochnetter is the Managing Director of Mindful at Work, a business hell-bent on making the M-words cool in the workplace - mindfulness and meditation. She’s also a sort after public speaker with a clear message is - if busy is the new stupid, then mindful is the new smart! Kerene wants to get the message out: that mindfulness isn’t just limited to meditating but includes a set of robust well-researched practices, which when implemented, powerfully impact people’s lives and positively change workplace culture. Her new book ‘Crazy Busy’ targets people suffering from the relentless pace of modern life - people who struggle to switch off and are looking for effective strategies to help to reconnect with what really matters - their lives, their work and the people close to them. We chat mindfulness, wearing a busy badge of honor, the different paths we walk down. slowing down, focusing, and of course, dealing with discomfort. Show notes: Nursing experiences (9.30) The motivation (11.30) The tipping point and mindfulness (14.50) The start of meditating and benefits (20.00) Writing her book (31.40) How to stay with good things (39.00) Strategy to approach uncomfortable situations (44.00)  
Jase Te Patu returns to the podcast. Jase is an award-winning facilitator with more than 25 years of experience in the health and wellness sector. He is co-owner of Awhi Yoga and Wellbeing, a teacher trainer, facilitator, keynote speaker and creator of M3. Jase’s students include the All Blacks, the Hurricanes, the Pulse, the NZ School of Dance contemporary students and many more high-performance athletes. This conversation covers challenges, self-awareness, and identity, human potential, mindfulness, training to ask for help, and of course, getting UNCOMFORTABLE Make sure to support Jase in the next phase of his project https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/6479-m3-mindfulness-for-children-ltd-early-childhood-videos Show notes: The concept The differences between kids The mindset and the challenges Lessons he has learned Challange this week
Today I'm joined by Annaliese Arnold. Mum, business owner, mindfulness teacher, who is aiming to live a kick-ass life and help others to do the same We chat about starting something hard, being mindful, following your curiosity, keeping going when things get tough, and of course getting UNCOMFORTABLE
Lisa Tamati is an ultra runner who has pushed her body and mind to its limits. She has run ultra races in all corners of the world and has raced over 70,000 km. She returns to the Uncomfortable is OK podcast to talk about mental toughness, and to tell us about the toughest challenge she has faced so far. Links:lisatamati.com
Two recent podcast favorites, Gareth Edwards and Paul Watkins return to record an episode together. These two dudes push the boundaries regularly and consistently get uncomfortable. Today we explore the idea of what it looks like when we decide to take the uncomfortable path and what we didn't realise we were missing out on until we did.
In a society where comfort is the norm - choose hardship
I'm joined by Maya Nova who is all about self-awareness, resilience, agile mindsets, and mindful leadership. Maya has spent over 25 years practicing mindfulness meditation, including a stint as a Buddhist nun. For over the last decade she has been distilling and teaching the practice of applying these skills to our day to day and work lives. Show notes: Values to her heart (3.36) Self-awareness to herself (10.20) When did the curiosity strike (14.28) Areas to approach first (21.00) Identifying the important habits (31.10) Challenge this week (46.00)
Gareth Edwards joins me on the podcast today. Together with his mate Tom, he holds the unofficial Tyre flipping world record for 24 hours. Coming soon Gareth is going to be flipping a Tyre by himself for 60 hours. He is doing this to raise awareness of the 60 men who lose their lives to suicide every hour globally. It's a frank conversation about the challenge, going to dark places, human potential, mental wellbeing, and of course getting UNCOMFORTABLE Make sure to follow along with Gareth
Failure is a dirty word in our society. It's something to be avoided at all costs. BUT failure is inevitable. It happens to everyone at some point even if we're actively avoiding trying things because we're scared to fail. This conversation turns the tables. It's a recording from the Augmented learning podcast where Carl Condliffe interviews me on how we can get better at failing.
Renee and Jenna from Real Health NZ join me on the podcast to talk starting business, parenting, juggling balls, health, battling doubts, getting excited, and getting uncomfortable. Show notes: The idea (4.00) The purpose of doing it (7.00) What really drove them to the way (12.15) The influences of social media (21.05) Things they learned through the process (23.10) Worldwide Health awareness (28.00) Big challenges they are facing (31.00) Challenge this week (36.00)
Life from a polar bear's perspective is how Josiah Pasikale views life. Today I sit down with him on the podcast. Our conversation covers many bases and Joe tells us heaps of stories but the main theme is around identity. Firstly understanding your own identity, and secondly having the courage to allow your identity to shine through. Linkwww.motivatejoe.com Show notes: A big experience (3.00) Being interested in GUYS and the feeling (4.20) The start of shifting to the way he is now (11.50) The relationship with FAITH and how it has changed things (20.00) Strategy to approach UNCOMFORTABLE situations (27.50)
Happy New Year all! Today I'm joined by Blair Mainwaring owner of Ocean Design here in Wellington. Blair has owned and run Ocean for the past 3 decades and talks us through some of the ups and downs of business and life. Specifically, we discuss + Getting Started + Navigating change + Defining purpose and values + Choosing to live by purpose and values even when it is uncomfortable + and of course getting UNCOMFORTABLE Hit me up if you are interested in defining a challenge for yourself in 2020 chris@chrisdesmond.nz Show notes: Why he didn’t succeed the first time (9.10) Challenges he has faced in the last 30 years running a business (13.05) How did he evolve (18.30) The process of Identifying people (26.00) Strategies to approach UNCOMFORTABLE situations (33.15) Challenge this week (37.10)
Understand how to overcome discomfort by stepping back, stepping up, and stepping in
I'm joined on the show by Carl Condliffe, Teacher, Learner, Business Owner, Speaker, podcaster and an all-around good dude. We chat through a raft of topics including; failure, learning, starting a business, purpose, prioritization, working hard, and of course getting UNCOMFORTABLE Links Twitter https://twitter.com/NZPEteacher Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AugmentedLearningNZ/
Chris runs through the 4 things that have made him the most uncomfortable this year. What they have been, where he is at with them, and what he has learned.
Cut through the decision fatigue holding you back and take action by asking yourself one simple question. www.getoutofmycomfortzone.com
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Created by
Chris Desmond
Podcast Status
May 12th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jun 20th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
40 minutes

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