Host, Mike Domitrz, welcomes CAST members Todd Adams, Barry Moniak, and Berni Xiong who engage in a thought – provoking conversation about how do we lead with love, especially when we disagree with someone or their point of view. Inspired by the quote, “The music of God is always playing. Are you listening?” from Breakfast with Buddha, by Roland Merullo the CAST challenge each other and the listeners to leave room for edits (it’s ok to make mistakes-we all do it) while becoming better listeners. It gets a bit sticky as they discuss the current political atmosphere and engaging in conversations with others who may not share their views. The conversation comes full circle when it ends with love.
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[1:07] Mike reads a quote from Breakfast with Buddha, and asks CAST members how they lead with love.
[5:17] Mike shares opposing examples of how people lead with love.
[8:56] Are we ready and willing to engage with those who don’t see our view?
[13:21] Physically and emotionally detaching yourself from a conversation.
[19:00] What exactly does it mean to win in a conversation?
[22:22] How can we empower people to be better listeners?
[25:59] How do Todd, Barry, and Berni listen for love on a daily basis?
Mentioned in This Episode:
Todd Adams is a coach and advocate for men supporting healthy masculinity, conscious relationships, and prosperous careers. For six years he’s co-hosted Zen Parenting Radio, and he co-founded The Tribe Men’s Group.
Todd is a staff member of The Mankind Project, a staff member for the New Warrior Training Adventure. He’s a Certified Life Coach through the Tony Robbins Life Coaching Program, and a certified instructor for the Institute of Heartmath.
Barry Moniak brings insightful experience and profound discovery to his entertaining, interactive presentations. He inspires audiences to embrace a “befriend fear” mindset, to build focused, energized, synergistic winning teams. Known affectionately as the “CEO Whisperer,” Barry gets leaders to not see people as they think they are, but rather as they truly are. He identifies operational strengths and weaknesses and creates a “befriend fear” modus operandi. This is the foundation for an extraordinary, winning, synergistic culture.
Berni Xiong is The Shin Kicking Life Spark. She owns and runs Brave Bear Media, an intuitive coaching and consulting boutique helping impact-driven individuals speak up, stand out, and change the world. She is a contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive, and contributing writer at The Huffington Post. When she’s not kicking shins, she is hanging out at her Reiki studio in the Twin Cities.