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01.04 Taking The Higher Ground With Skill, Strength & Compassion

Whether at work or in our personal lives, it is not easy to remain gracious and steady when someone is being abusive and unreasonable. I talk about techniques that can be used to penetrate through someone’s difficult shield towards a collaborative solution. And also how to effectively use the emotions you feel getting churned up in the process. Sometimes being mindful involves being a hostage negotiator.

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01.03 Meditation: The Most Powerful Tool For Upgrading The Way We Serve

Here, I talk about the power of meditation to simply make us better humans (serving well is dependent on our ability to own this “human vessel” we’ve been born into). I go through the unexpected ways it transforms your life and the ways it upgrades us that not enough people are talking about. You’ll learn how to meditation in about 3 minutes flat (thought I do recommend referring to the meditation guide for more details) and how to adapt these seemingly mystical Eastern philosophy principles to your life in a very practical.

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01.01 Good Service = Self Awareness: Interview w/ Kevin von Behren

Kevin owns Fly Awake Tea House in Portland Oregon, a uniquely social space that seems to gather the most interesting people in Portland to enjoy a quality of tea not often provided to Westerners. It started in his garage and received such a powerful response that he soon had to move to a cozy space off a main commercial strip. This success didn’t just happen because of the quality of Chinese tea he was serving (though that definitely represents the level of care and intentionality that infuses every aspect of the venue). Kevin and his servers seem to provide people with a rare feeling of comfort and intimacy amongst strangers. They accomplish this by…well, being themselves, effortlessly inspiring almost anyone to come out of their shells and join in on some elevated tea-fueled conversation. Even…actually, especially…if they are introverted. Kevin was kind enough to speak with me over some tea (of course) and share some of his insights about service, self-awareness, tea and human connection.

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