Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders

6. The Importance of Being Present

September 21, 2020 Andrea Johnson
Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders
6. The Importance of Being Present
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Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders
6. The Importance of Being Present
Sep 21, 2020
Andrea Johnson

In today’s episode we look at what it means to Be Present - an important tenet of Intentional Optimism, and an extremely relevant and timely topic.

Intentional Optimism - a refresher 

  • Optimistic - hopeful, positive, proactive
  • Present - having a sense of wonder, generous, kind/open
  • Courageous - lead, adventure, resilient
  • Energetic - industrious, energetic and life-focused
  • Wise - understanding, words, respect
  • Intentional - sense of purpose, plan, grow

Topics discussed in this episode: 

What does it mean to be PRESENT?

  • Cultivating a sense of Wonder [3:39]
    • Celebrate Beauty in all things and people
    • See things fresh and new
    • Decide to get Curious
  • Learn how to be Generous [5:25]
    • With your Time, learn to be open to interruptions
    • Nurturing relationships 
    • Share your Expertise! Link arms and reach out.
  • Be Kind & Open [7:25]
    • Feeling all the feels! Emotions are our barometer.
    • Don’t prejudge others' motivation. 
    • Be open to sharing with those in need. Embrace an abundance mindset

Now what? 

  • HABITS we practice and ACTIONS we take [10:32]
    • Decide to look for wonder - in people, places & things
    • Hold things, like time, money and resources loosely
    • Determine to remind yourself that we are all made in the image of our creator
    • Learn to manage your feelings to help yourself think new thoughts
  • Where do you need to become more PRESENT [13:26]
    • Have you become cynical?
    • Do you need to cultivate curiosity and wonder
    • Be more open to sharing more time
    • Foster a broader sense of openness for others

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll see my daily posts from She Reads Truth. This is one of my Spiritual Disciplines - reading the Bible every day. 

Email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com and let me know how I can be your professional encourager!

Want to get more involved?
Join the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group
Follow on Instagram 

Show Notes

In today’s episode we look at what it means to Be Present - an important tenet of Intentional Optimism, and an extremely relevant and timely topic.

Intentional Optimism - a refresher 

  • Optimistic - hopeful, positive, proactive
  • Present - having a sense of wonder, generous, kind/open
  • Courageous - lead, adventure, resilient
  • Energetic - industrious, energetic and life-focused
  • Wise - understanding, words, respect
  • Intentional - sense of purpose, plan, grow

Topics discussed in this episode: 

What does it mean to be PRESENT?

  • Cultivating a sense of Wonder [3:39]
    • Celebrate Beauty in all things and people
    • See things fresh and new
    • Decide to get Curious
  • Learn how to be Generous [5:25]
    • With your Time, learn to be open to interruptions
    • Nurturing relationships 
    • Share your Expertise! Link arms and reach out.
  • Be Kind & Open [7:25]
    • Feeling all the feels! Emotions are our barometer.
    • Don’t prejudge others' motivation. 
    • Be open to sharing with those in need. Embrace an abundance mindset

Now what? 

  • HABITS we practice and ACTIONS we take [10:32]
    • Decide to look for wonder - in people, places & things
    • Hold things, like time, money and resources loosely
    • Determine to remind yourself that we are all made in the image of our creator
    • Learn to manage your feelings to help yourself think new thoughts
  • Where do you need to become more PRESENT [13:26]
    • Have you become cynical?
    • Do you need to cultivate curiosity and wonder
    • Be more open to sharing more time
    • Foster a broader sense of openness for others

Resources mentioned in this episode: 

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll see my daily posts from She Reads Truth. This is one of my Spiritual Disciplines - reading the Bible every day. 

Email me at andrea@theintentionaloptimist.com and let me know how I can be your professional encourager!

Want to get more involved?
Join the Intentional Optimists Facebook Group
Follow on Instagram