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True Service Emerges From a Culture of Intra-Service | feat. Neal Woodson | Ep. 85

Good service requires the people serving to feel valued, engaged and, well, like dignified human beings. And to always have opportunities to practice service on each other. This is a very important discussion with service coach and author Neal Woodson. Service professionals looking to bring more mindfulness and inspiration to their work and leaders that want to elevate their team’s culture and effectiveness are sure to gain a lot from his wisdom.

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Be A Steward of Well-Being | Ep. 84

Think you love “making people happy”? Well, that good intention isn’t always what you think it is. Learn the more mindful, skillful approach to bringing out the best in others. And, actually, take the pressure off of yourself and expand your idea of what “making your customers happy” needs to look like.

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Service Life is An Emotional Economy – Learn The Game! | Ep. 82

Learn how mindfulness, self-development, and our success at doing almost anything are matters of emotional mastery. And this doesn’t mean learning to feel our preferred emotions, but having the capacity for the uncomfortable ones. This episode looks at powerful techniques for observing where and how emotions are actually happening and how to support ourselves like a friend would (rather than an adversary).

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Find Meaning & Purpose In Life As A Laborer | Ep. 79

How to find meaning in your work in a socioeconomic structure that doesn’t honor and respect your role. We look at how the service role has been tainted by society’s tendency to take advantage of the people serving them – whether it’s your clientele or your employers – and how to drop this baggage and reconnect to the growth potential that the role offers us.

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Master The Essential Service Tool: Attention | Ep.78

A core discussion on mindfulness and service. The straight essentials to implement mindfulness into your service life and watch it transform. And a deep look at one of the most important things to understand with our practice: the struggles with mindfulness are valuable, mindful growth experiences.

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Serve With Racial Sensitivity | Ep. 72

Everything you’ve been trying to do more effectively along your mindful service journey – listening, openness, compassion, healing, avoiding righteousness, catching reactivity – is a skill that can be applied to participating in the racially just world you want to live in.

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Bringing Humanity Back To Large-Scale Service Pt. 2 | feat. Joel Bailey | Service With New Purpose Series | Ep. 70

Part two of two of my epic discussion with service design visionary Joel Bailey who is who is working with large companies, institutions and public services and proving that you can bring humanity and consciousness back to service in a way that is sustainable and scalable. This is someone that understands the essence and power of service – as well as how much we’ve lost contact with it as a culture.

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The Best Thing You Can Do For The World Right Now? Transform Yourself (Service With New Purpose Pt. 1) feat. Dushan Zaric | Ep. 66

In this new podcast series I’m getting field reports from amazing minds in the world(s) of service about lockdown living and the challenges and opportunities it offers service-minded people. I talk to cocktail bar industry leader Dushan Zaric about self-awareness, growth and transformation, and the power and strength found in setting a positive example.

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The Importance of Embracing The Rude, Distracted Masses | Ep. 65

See how easy it is to dismiss or condemn people’s tendency to be preoccupied with their own “nonsense” – especially as you become more aware and present throughout your mindful service journey. But the way forward is compassion and understanding – no matter how preoccupied people are, how much that is disrupting what you need from them, and no matter how rude they are being in the process.

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Power Everything with Positive Intention and Watch Your Service Life Transform (Service Skills You’re Never Taught Pt. 3) | Ep. 57

Service (and all activities in life) is not so much about what you’re doing, but the intention behind it. And that intention can be positive without feeling artificial, strained or anything but authentic. Learn an internal practice that you can apply to the simplest activities that will totally transform your quality of life and relationships.

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Say What You Mean…And Speak To Our Shared Dignity – Mindfully Communicating w/ Oren Jay Sofer | Ep. 56

Happy 2020! The podcast is starting off the year with a very special interview on the transformative power of mindful communication. Truly listening, understanding, and speaking to what’s really needed can make the humblest of interactions feel truly alive. And my discussion with Oren Jay Sofer, the subject’s most definitive voice, was bursting with such aliveness at every moment. So many insights. So much value.

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True Hospitality Means The Employees Get Just As Much Care As The Clientele – Interview w/ John DeBary | Ep. 54

Equal opportunity and quality of life are such bigger issues in the restaurant industry than you think they are. I speak with hospitality leader and social servant John Debary about his organization RWCF and his mission to help restaurants nationwide shift into caring organizations with the capacity to improve the lives of their workers.

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The Beginner’s Mind: Serving With True Wisdom By Forgetting Everything (You Think) You Know | Ep. 50

It’s the podcast’s 50th episode anniversary so I am discussing principles to take your service mindset to the next level – and it involves a starting from an open, unbiased perspective. The Zen principle of “The Beginner’s Mind” involves a sort of “wise innocence” that allows maximum readiness, learning and growth from any given moment without abandoning all the knowledge and skill you’ve developed over the years.

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