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Chris Desmond sits down to conversations with guests to explore those uncomfortable areas we all have.
We’ll talk about uncomfortable things that they’ve done or are in the process of doing. We’ll talk about uncomfortable ideas that they’ve had, or ideas that challenge society’s comfortable beliefs.
Because everyone has a different comfort zone and different threshold for discomfort we’re going to speak with a wide array of people from a whole lot different walks of life to get their perspectives.

Uncomfortable is OK Podcast Chris Desmond

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7, 6 Ratings

Chris Desmond sits down to conversations with guests to explore those uncomfortable areas we all have.
We’ll talk about uncomfortable things that they’ve done or are in the process of doing. We’ll talk about uncomfortable ideas that they’ve had, or ideas that challenge society’s comfortable beliefs.
Because everyone has a different comfort zone and different threshold for discomfort we’re going to speak with a wide array of people from a whole lot different walks of life to get their perspectives.

    UIOK 292: Put on your raincoat and head towards the storm

    UIOK 292: Put on your raincoat and head towards the storm

    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

    • 1 hr 6 min
    UIOK 291: Help yourself through adversity

    UIOK 291: Help yourself through adversity

    • 11 min
    UIOK 290: Leading through challenge

    UIOK 290: Leading through challenge

    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

    • 52 min
    UIOK 289: Strategic Discomfort  

    UIOK 289: Strategic Discomfort  

     
    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

    • 1 hr 1 min
    UIOK 288: Mentally healthy workplaces

    UIOK 288: Mentally healthy workplaces

    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.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    UIOK 287: The opportunity-centric mindset

    UIOK 287: The opportunity-centric mindset

    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.

    • 52 min

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