Have you ever made a judgment or an assumption about someone, and then beat yourself up about it because you held onto a belief that judging and assuming is wrong? Have you found yourself making up “stories” about people and situations that begin to frame your thoughts and your judgements? Judgments and assumptions are human processes with the purpose of making us feel safe and prepared. It is absurd to assume we are always correct about the stories we create. What if we gave ourselves a break and left room for edits in the story we wrote? How would that begin to build a truer story and a more human connection with others? How would our lives change if we recognized our judgments, and then left room for edits?
In this special one-on-one interview, Mike speaks with keynote speaker and author of Good Enough Now, Jessica Pettitt, about how our actions can be mindful, if even messy, and how curiosity and generosity can edit the stories we make, making mindfulness part of the story we create.
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[1:17] Jessica shares her opinion about “mindfulness” and the concept of Good Enough Now.
[6:18] Mike gets a lesson in mindfulness.
[13:13] Recognizing our judgments and leaving room for edits.
[19:30] How does mindfulness fit into our exclusions?
Mentioned in This Episode:
Good Enough Now, by Jessica Pettitt
Mrs. Pollifax, Series by Dorothy Gilman
Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP, pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity training in a wide range of organizations, to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead to teams that want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.
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