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Let's face it, life is uncomfortable. Whether it's interacting with other humans (or trying to), going after our goals and improving our lives, or understanding other people's perspectives, preferences and proclivities, being able to face the discomforts in life with courage, compassion, confidence and resilience will make life a lot more enjoyable! So join me as we DANCE IN THE DISCOMFORT ZONE! We'll explore new ideas, learn how to build our courage and mental toughness, and laugh a little too, because life is serious enough. We need a little cha cha, and a little ha ha every once in a while! Welcome to the Discomfort Zone with Anne Bonney!

Dancing in the Discomfort Zone with Anne Bonney Anne Bonney

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    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Let's face it, life is uncomfortable. Whether it's interacting with other humans (or trying to), going after our goals and improving our lives, or understanding other people's perspectives, preferences and proclivities, being able to face the discomforts in life with courage, compassion, confidence and resilience will make life a lot more enjoyable! So join me as we DANCE IN THE DISCOMFORT ZONE! We'll explore new ideas, learn how to build our courage and mental toughness, and laugh a little too, because life is serious enough. We need a little cha cha, and a little ha ha every once in a while! Welcome to the Discomfort Zone with Anne Bonney!

    Dancing with ERIN TAYLOR: Magic Mushroom Priestess and Hard Core Healer

    Dancing with ERIN TAYLOR: Magic Mushroom Priestess and Hard Core Healer

    Erin Taylor is the head of the Church of the Divine Heart, and leader of Healing Magic Retreats in Colorado.  She is dancing in the discomfort zone on a daily basis as she navigates legalities of the healing work she's doing.  

    We talk about
    ·       Her journey from life-threatening BURNOUT
    ·       How she came to worship mushrooms of all kinds
    ·       The legal ramifications of her beliefs and business
    ·       How her burnout symptoms showed up as physical symptoms

    To connect with Erin and learn more about her retreats, e-mail her at  erin@themindfulmushroom.org

    • 35 min
    Dancing with UMA SHANKARI: Spiritual artist and multiple dabbler!

    Dancing with UMA SHANKARI: Spiritual artist and multiple dabbler!

    OMG you guys, I'm so excited because this episode is awesome!!  Uma Shankari is an electrical engineer turned spiritual artist, chef, business consultant and dabbler in other fantastic things, living in India who is waltzing in discomfort on a daily basis having chosen calling over comfort.  I originally thought this might be an interesting episode, and it turned out to be positively fascinating information from a wonderful person.  

    We talked about
    -          Her journey from Electrical Engineer to Spiritual Artist
    -          Her confusion and incredulity at her spiritual awakening
    -          Her first healing session and how she started.
    -          What spiritualists and scientists are saying about her artwork
    -          Her daily discomfort and getting back to her roots

    So open your mind, and listen in!

    And if you're interested in experiencing a healing session, get in touch with Uma and mention this podcast and she'll give you $25 off.  (It's truly a fascinating experience!  I'll tell you about it in the intro and conclusion of this episode.)

    Interested in more from Uma?  Here are the social media things.
    https://www.instagram.com/umashankariauthor/ https://www.facebook.com/umashankariauthor
    https://twitter.com/AuthorShankari

    Want to check out her book?  The Lion’s Wisdom, then click on the green there and you'll be magically transported

    Uma talks about Paul Selig's book I Am the Word.  Click here to check out that book.  

    • 1 hr 13 min
    DANCING IN THE DISCOMFORT ZONE LAUNCH!!!

    DANCING IN THE DISCOMFORT ZONE LAUNCH!!!

    WE ARE REBRANDING!!!!  Now, we are Dancing in the Discomfort Zone podcast with Anne Bonney, and we're building your CONFIDENCE, COURAGE and RESILIENCE so you can dance in the discomfort zones in your life!  It will look different for everyone, so every episode will look different.  Whether it's seeing different viewpoints, examining uncomfortable topics, learning how to have tough conversations, or how to be courageous in those moments where you need it, we're here to expand your ability to tango with the tough stuff, to cha-cha with the challenges and Do the Twist with Discomfort! 

    In this episode, guest host HEATHER CANTOR turns the tables on Anne and interviews her!  Learn more than you probably want to know about Anne's life, and the discomforts she's encountered, what she's learned, and how this can help you step off the comfort zone porch and do a little merengue!   

    (I'll turn the tables back on Heather and interview her in Episode 169. launching January 31, so subscribe today and don't miss any of the amazing stuff we have in store for you!!)

    • 43 min
    Episode 164 Goodbye Ignite Your Influence Podcast. Hello....

    Episode 164 Goodbye Ignite Your Influence Podcast. Hello....

    The end of the year brings renewed hopes and plans for us all, which includes a rebrand of your favorite podcast!  Listen more, and join me next year in an amazing dance to help you get stronger, more confident and more mentally tough to face all life's discomforts.  

    • 5 min
    Episode 163: Liz Solar and Boundaries, saying no, Disagreeing and other uncomfortable interpersonal necessities

    Episode 163: Liz Solar and Boundaries, saying no, Disagreeing and other uncomfortable interpersonal necessities

    What better time to chat about boundaries than THE HOLIDAYS, and with me today is Liz Solar.  By day, Liz is a voice over actress, but by night, she puts on her cape and has some amazing perspectives and helpful suggestions on communication and maintaining boundaries with those around you!  We also get into some fun talk about building rapport and goal achievement, specifically her recent completion of her novel!  So buckle up for this fun influence building conversation.

    We talk about
    -        The importance of drawing boundaries (especially during the holidays)
    -        Tips on improving your ability to SAY NO!
    -        How to disagree respectfully 
    -        How to build rapport when being interviewed
    -        Her secret for epic brownies (and it’s not leafy and green!)
    -        Her 9 year journey to finish her novel
    We also talk about Ignite Your Influence Podcast episode with LeeAnn Webster.  Check that one out here! 

    More from Liz?  Sure!
    https://lizsolar.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lizsolar/ 
    https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.solar.5 

    • 35 min
    Episode 162: Gretchen Schott on Creating Connections and Building Long Term Professional Relationships

    Episode 162: Gretchen Schott on Creating Connections and Building Long Term Professional Relationships

    When I first met Gretchen Schott, I knew we would be friends!  I also knew I had to get her on the podcast!  She has influence galore, and people love working with her.  I invited her on to get her perspectives on how she builds relationships and gets the most out of the people she works with!!  In this episode, we talk about
    -          Building effective long term relationships (even with people we don’t immediately connect with)
    -          Building quick connections with people in trainings or from stages
    -          Her secret for building trust
    -          How to gauge how much sharing people want to do.

    More about Gretchen:  Gretchen Schott is the Chief Learning Officer of Threefold. She leads the learning strategy and product development for Threefold, helping leaders develop personally and professionally and assisting businesses in scaling resources to grow their leadership teams. She also is the Owner and Founder of Leading Well, LLC a learning and development company that specializes in coaching, keynote and workshop services for individuals and companies who desire to increase their leadership skills and serve others.

    Want more from Gretchen?  Here's some links!
    www.gretchenschott.com
    https://www.growthreefold.com/

    LinkedIN https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenschott/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gsglam/
    Twitter https://twitter.com/gretchenSchott

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Acquanetta ,

Anne Bonney’s Courage

A super cool, super energetic woman with the courage of a lioness! I’m so proud of her accomplishments. Interlochen Arts Academy has brought us both a very long way. I’m very thankful that we were able to connect again.
Her podcast is a source of inspiration and strength.

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