Join us today for the Saturday Night Special about why caring is a muscle you have to exercise...
In this episode I talk to you about finding the ways to grow your positive attitude and caring muscles...
In tonight’s Saturday Night Special I share with you why caring is a muscle you have to work like any other. I share how gratitude can help you exercise caring. I also share some tips on how you can develop a positive attitude.
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SNS 108: Caring Is a Muscle
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: Welcome to tonight's Saturday night, special episode, 108,
[00:00:05] Branch Isole: my brain cheese Solei. And I challenge you today to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence by using your time, talent, and treasure to serve your calling. One way to do that is to listen to Scott Mader and his podcast inspired stewards.
[00:00:28] Scott Maderer: that surround yourself with people who have a positive attitude and describe themselves and others in a positive way. Of course, having activities in your life like meditation can be helpful. And then learning. To not try to expect results, but instead set your goals around the processes that you use.
[00:00:54] Welcome and thank you for joining us on the inspired stewardship Katz. If you [00:01:00] truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true calling in the inspired stewardship podcast. We'll learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you can impact the world.
[00:01:20] It tonight Saturday night special. I share with you why caring is a muscle that you have to work like any other. I share how gratitude can actually help you exercise your caring muscle. And I also share some tips on how you can develop and maintain a more positive attitude. Now, one area that a lot of folks need some help with is around the area of productivity.
[00:01:46] Getting not just more things done, but actually getting the right things done can be really. I've got a course called productivity for your passion. That's designed to [00:02:00] help you do this and then to hold you accountable and walk with you so that you can tailor productivity, not just to be getting more done, but actually getting the right things done.
[00:02:12] What's more, we take the approach of looking at your personality and how you actually look at things in the world and tailor the productivity system to your personnel. Because the truth is a lot of the systems that are out there are written really well for somebody with a particular personality type.
[00:02:30] But if you have a different approach to things, they just don't work, but there's tools and techniques and approaches that you can take that will work for anyone. And we help you do that in productivity for your passion. Check it out firstname.lastname@example.org slash launch caring is a muscle. Now, not literally, of course, but the way, that is the same way that we talk about exercising and working out and [00:03:00] expanding our ability to do things.
[00:03:02] Caring is one of those emotional tools that you actually have to work on in a similar way. You actually have to work to expand your ability, to care about yourself, to care about others, to actually interact with people in a healthy way. These are skills that we develop over time, and there's a lot of different ways you can develop that.
[00:03:27] But one of the most important things is learning to have a positive attitude. Now don't get me wrong. Having a positive attitude is not faking it and pretending like everything is great whenever it's not. In fact having the emotional maturity to recognize and admit when things are not going well is actually important.
[00:03:46] And part of learning the skills that it takes to really care for others. But the truth is. That gratitude and learning to recognize what you're grateful for and pay [00:04:00] attention to it. And learning to be grateful for the little things is one of the most fundamental tools that you can use for learning to practice the art of caring for others, recognizing what others do for you.
[00:04:15] Recognizing what little things like just the sunrise or the breeze. Warm summer evening, how these things can change, how you feel and practicing and recognizing the blessings and the good things that are in your life, whether they're little or whether they're big becomes one of those ways that you can practice the act of.
[00:04:42] I've also had people write each evening, five people that they are thankful for and actually write why you're thankful for them. What is it about them that you care about? Why do you care for them and do that each and every night for 30 days, but never [00:05:00] repeat the names. That's 150 names that you have to identify a reason why you care for them.
[00:05:08] These actions and these attitudes and these activities help us begin to develop a caring muscle. The truth is, like I said, at the beginning, having a positive attitude is one of those keys and I belong to several groups and positive attitude is one of those fundamental tenets that I hear thrown about all the time as this is an important thing.
[00:05:29] This is something we subscribe to having a positive attitude, but the truth is no one ever talks. How to develop a positive attitude. That first technique that I just gave is one of those tools. One of the ways to develop a positive attitude is to be aware of and be thankful for the good things that are present in your life.
[00:05:53] Another activity that you can do to help you develop a more caring muscle and a more positive attitude is push yourself [00:06:00] to do a little bit more each and every day than you did the day before. Also, you need to watch your language, both the language in your brain and the language that you speak out loud.
[00:06:11] Describe yourself and your life and your opportunities and use positive words. And as part of that, surround yourself with people who have a positive attitude and describe themselves and others in a positive way. Of course, having activities in your life like meditation can be helpful and then learn. To not try to expect results, but instead set your goals around the processes that you use, changing other people.
[00:06:44] As an example of this, we often want to change someone's mind, but instead, if we just focus on, we want to engage in a dialogue with them in a productive way, whether they change their mind or not is not important. It's about having a positive [00:07:00] conversation that changes our ability. To be thankful and to be caring for others, it lets us be more empathetic for others.
[00:07:10] Don't take on the responsibility of the people around you in terms of trying to make them happy or satisfy their life. Just focus on yourself, not in a selfish way, but recognize you can't make other people. Try to focus and understand that everyone has limitations, including you and that's okay. And try to fray pay attention to what is it that you get to do, not what you have to do instead of phrase everything in terms of a choice, what are you choosing to do?
[00:07:44] And as you practice these activities, You will begin to focus on being more grateful, being more Kerry, having a more positive attitude and growing that muscle of caring for others. Thanks for listening.
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One person caring about another represents life's greatest value. - Jim Rohn