EP. 127 Compassion, connection, and community are the world’s most valuable commodities right now.
This global pandemic is taking us on a rollercoaster of emotions. Just when we think we’ve found our groove and new normal, another layer slips away – leaving you dancing with a rush of new feelings. This extended time at home is contributing to the spectrum of emotions… tragedy to triumph and pain and joy. But amongst the chaos and turmoil is a chance to tune into yourself. To strip away what no longer serves. To surrender to the flow of what is.
And perhaps even remember what it means to be human.
In this beautiful episode, I riff about what it means to be human with my good friend Tim Palladino. It’s crazy that we need to learn how to be human beings, but thanks to a culture of doing and distractions, so many of us are stuck on the hamster wheel. Now we have a time to pause, reflect, and refresh our perspective – and fall in love with life at a whole new level.
Tim Palladino is a social entrepreneur who combines his love of business with serving his community. Tim’s efforts were recognized in 2016 when he was presented with the 40 Under 40 Shaker Award by the Hudson Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Tim is also the creator of the “Entrepreneurial Hierarchy of Needs” assessment – a tool that allows business owners to take an objective snapshot of where they rank in the categories of mental and physical health, personal wealth, their relationships, recreation, and their business.
In this deep-dive down the rabbit hole, Tim and I explore:
- Why this is a time of refresh, NOT reset.
- How to navigate the grieving process that coronavirus has created.
- What happens when you go through the ‘storm’ and how it empowers you to go forward.
- Why we have to remember that we are part of nature.
- Why the duration of this crisis is something to feel grateful for.
- The power of expressing your emotions.
- Why it’s dangerous to compare how you’re feeling to anyone else.
- What is self-esteem?
- Why your ego is your property – and how to use it.
- And more.
This conversation gave me a lot of comfort in this super tough time. I hope you extract something similar.