14 episodes

Building off of the success of his bestselling book 'I Hear You,' author and relationship coach Michael Sorensen dives into proven principles for improving every relationship in your life. Whether you're looking to strengthen your marriage, sharpen your leadership skills, deepen your friendships, or improve your overall confidence and happiness in life, this podcast is for you.

I Hear You Michael S. Sorensen

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Building off of the success of his bestselling book 'I Hear You,' author and relationship coach Michael Sorensen dives into proven principles for improving every relationship in your life. Whether you're looking to strengthen your marriage, sharpen your leadership skills, deepen your friendships, or improve your overall confidence and happiness in life, this podcast is for you.

    E14: How to Deal With Constant Complainers

    E14: How to Deal With Constant Complainers

    Today we're addressing a question I've received from a handful of readers and listeners: "How do I handle certain relationships where I feel like the other person is constantly complaining?"

    The question most often comes up when talking about validation, because we often feel like validation only encourages the complaining and ends up draining our energy, connection and happiness.

    So today we'll address these concerns head on, because I can tell you right now that the solution is actually quite simple and we'll give you actionable tools and sample dialog even to help you effectively validate and support these people in your life without enabling them or sacrificing your own happiness. Let's dive in.

    Show Notes:
    https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e14-how-to-deal-with-constant-complainers/

    • 25 min
    E13: Vulnerability: Learning to Show the Real You

    E13: Vulnerability: Learning to Show the Real You

    In today's episode of the I Hear You podcast, we're talking about another foundational element of healthy relationships: vulnerability. You take vulnerability out of a relationship and you're left with a dry, transactional connection. It's like trying to keep a plant growing without water. It just doesn't work.

    So today we're going to talk about what vulnerability is, what it looks like and why it's so valuable. We'll clear up a couple of misconceptions, explore a handful of tips on how to increase our willingness to get vulnerable, and last of all, talk about what we can do if we feel our partner isn't very vulnerable.

    Show Notes:
    https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e13-vulnerability/

    • 35 min
    E12: Empowering Language

    E12: Empowering Language

    In today's episode, we dig into how simple, subtle word choices can silently sap our power, productivity and happiness. We start off with some fascinating research demonstrating the reality of the mind-body connection and dive into 10 changes you can start making today to instantly bring greater power, productivity and happiness into your life.

    Show Notes: https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e12-empowering-language/

    • 35 min
    E11: How Will You Measure Your Life?

    E11: How Will You Measure Your Life?

    Today, we're going to take a moment to step back and make sure we have our ladders up on the right wall. We want to make sure we know what matters most to us in life and then to make sure that that's what we're working toward. Make sure that's how we're measuring our life, so that we're not inadvertently pushing away what matters most under the guise of creating it.

    Show Notes: https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e11-how-will-you-measure-your-life/

    • 17 min
    E10: 10 Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day

    E10: 10 Ways to Brighten Someone’s Day

    On this week's episode of the I Hear You podcast, we're discussing 10 Ways to Brighten Someone's Day. You've likely heard the phrase "be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." That's attributed to a number of different people, but I love that phrase. I love that concept, that reminder, because it's true and it's also easy to lose sight of. We often underestimate the impact of a simple act of kindness. And yet studies, and likely your own personal experience, have shown time and time again that as givers, we benefit almost as much, if not more, from the service as the recipients. So, in the spirit of giving, let's dive into 10 simple ways to brighten the lives of those around you.

    Note: I somehow missed #7 when recording...but it is available in the transcript in the show notes at the link below. ;)

    Show Notes: https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e10-10-ways-to-brighten-someones-day/

    • 19 min
    E9: Expectations: The Silent Killer of Relationships

    E9: Expectations: The Silent Killer of Relationships

    How aware are you of your day to day expectations? Of what you're expecting from life, your significant other or even strangers that you run into throughout the day? Chances are you carry dozens, if not hundreds of expectations throughout each day. And chances are also good, that you're only aware of a small fraction of them. Think of a recent interaction where you became frustrated, angry or disappointed. This could be with a romantic partner, a coworker, a friend, a family member. But what caused the upset? Did they leave dirty dishes in the sink? Did they not respond to your e-mail, your text? Or did they not invite you to go out last weekend? In most cases, the anger, frustration or hurt you feel has more to do with your unmet expectations than it does with whatever actually happened. And today, we're going to explore this. We'll explain how uncommunicated expectations are harmful to ourselves and our relationships. We're going to talk about a few simple ways of bringing awareness to our expectations. And lastly, we'll talk about ways to hold expectations, no matter how high they may be, in a healthy, positive, truth based way.

    Show Notes: https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e9-expectations-the-silent-killer-of-relationships

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

R-Lamps ,

Relatable, Applicable, Meaningful

I’m so thankful that I came across this podcast. Each week it’s like a little gift when I see that Micheal has published a new episode. This podcast is applicable for all kinds of listeners, the content is meaningful and it’s delivered in a relatable way that (in fact using some of the topics discussed on the show) allows clear communication.
Thanks Micheal!

Evan/crusher ,

Everyone should listen to this podcast!

If everyone listened to this podcast and practiced the skills that Michael Sorensen talks about, the world would be a better place! Through his book, coaching and this podcast, Michael Sorensen, is teaching me essential skills of taking ownership of my life, improving my communication skills, setting boundaries and letting go of resentment. By using simple strategies my relationships are improving and I am happier and more empowered. But don’t take me word for it - listen and find out for yourself! I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Jaythay910 ,

Great skills!

Great podcast! These are such fundamental skills that all people can benefit from. I like how he mentions specific examples from his life as well as hypothetical situations. I’ve already read his book and it’s awesome! The podcast is the perfect complement. Michael is a very personable guy and I look forward to listening!

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