We talk so much about and show ourselves off that we might have a skewed view of what people actually perceive. The importance of closing that gap and intentionally setting a perception starts with a willingness to look reflectively … at ourselves. To try new things. To be challenged and face risk. Jess Dewell talks with Eric Sprinkle to discuss the power of taking new chances.


Starting the Conversation…

How do recognize when we’ve become too self-centered in what we present to the world and become closed to new (and necessary) experiences?

Host: Jessica Dewell
Guest: Eric Sprinkle

What You Will Hear:

Today we are part of a self-centered society.

Two metrics to know we’re doing good enough.

Know who we are and what our limits are.

Put personal strengths first.

Differences between what we do and what we value comes down to fear.

Questions to be able to answer to continue to learn about and start to know yourself.

Live Audience Question: Am I getting this right – being self-center is actually a type of fear? Are there different types of self-centered?

Recognize each choice impacts our self-talk and self-perception.

Live Audience Question: I always thought being self-centered is an intentional action, but if that change happens gradually how to recognize that we are on that path, BEFORE it’s too late?

Steps to take more risk from a set of steps, from an experience, and from behavior.

Background and info illustrating we are wired to take risks.

The process to move toward effective risk taking.

Neuroscience studies have found we have a heart, head, and gut brain.

Live Audience Question: How can we preserve realistic optimism while taking risk in our decision making?

Word art, descriptions, and our openness to receive external information.

It’s BOLD to take risks.

Notable & Quotable:

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Eric Sprinkle: Fun is a good metric to know if our life is on track.

Eric Sprinkle: When you step out of your comfort zone you open yourself up to change.

Jess Dewell: When we don’t know what we value, we don’t fully know who we are.

Eric Sprinkle: There are no posers in the outdoors.

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Jess Dewell: The fact we own a failure and think back about it, makes it not a failure.

Eric Sprinkle: It’s about experience. Mitigate risk and use the confidence about what we’ve done before.

Eric Sprinkle: We are designed to take risks.

Eric Sprinkle: When it comes down to taking risks, know that it’s already inside our hearts because it makes us feel alive.

Eric Sprinkle: It’s either going to succeed on its own merits, or I’m going to learn a valuable lesson.

Eric Sprinkle: Being the best you possible is better for everyone.

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Tags: awareness, risk, risk-taking, comfort zone, change, safety, observation, self-protection, self-focused, confidence, patterns, self reflection