When we hide our mistakes and faults, even shortcomings … they become burdens that will hinder success.
Kindness, compassion, forgiveness are all very different than acceptance. The concept behind “Let’s Be Human,” with Jess Dewell and Scott Scowcroft, is to take a look at ourselves and recognize that we also require kindness, compassion, and forgiveness – from ourselves – to forge onward to what’s next. When we work on ourselves, it changes the lens through which we view others. We can find our blind spots and judgements … and use that information to make the choices we face today (and tomorrow).
Starting the conversation:
- “It’s interesting how we often can’t see the ways in which we are being strong – like, you can’t be aware of what you’re doing that’s tough and brave at the time that you’re doing it because if you knew that it was brave, then you’d be scared.” – Lena Dunham
- “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi
- “You can’t really be strong until you see a funny side to things.” – Ken Kesey
Host: Jessica Dewell
Co-host: Scott Scowcroft
What You Will Hear:
React versus respond.
Scale of Awareness Level 1: Seeing some behavior recurring after it happens.
Juxtaposition of shame and humility.
Maybe the things we just don’t want to learn actually bad habits.
Outtakes – Jess spontaneous laugh.
Know the bar, and reach it – and let the team work.
Scale of Awareness Level 2: We recognize our flaws/repeating situations in the middle of when they are happening.
The possibility that our judgements come from the things we hide from ourselves.
Emblazon the flaws and broken parts of ourselves.
We are human, and making a final product can be messy. Its ok to leave the mess behind the scenes.
The power of reality, in regard to relationship and interaction.
Use our kindness muscle to see more, then kindness can influence the way we look at situations – the way we respond.
Notable & Quotable:
Jess Dewell: I can crack myself up.
Scott Scowcroft: Acknowledging [what we don’t like] deprives it of power.
Scott Scowcroft: I fess up, they accept it for what it is, and we move on.
Jess Dewell: For this show, with the help of the team, we create an atmosphere that feels comfortable.
Jess Dewell: How I receive feedback helps me, and the team surrounding me, work better together.
Scott Scowcroft: Compassion is not blind.
Jess Dewell: CLAIM what you want to do with kindness and grace.
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Tags: goals, awareness, connection, compassion, kindness, trust, connection, shame, embarrassment, attitude, mistakes, gratitude, perspective