When we act without knowledge, regardless of intention, we may harm others.

When we act without knowledge, regardless of intention, we may harm others. By increasing our awareness of how others react, we can figure out the questions to ask in order to take the right action at the right time. Abigail Manning visits The Voice of BOLD Business to talk about the awareness needed build trust, and take action.

Starting the Conversation…

  • Break out of the ‘norm’, who’s norm is it?
  • A different look at the importance of behavior over words.
  • How do we know when we’ve lost trust?

Host: Jessica Dewell
Guest: Abigail Manning

What You Will Hear:

Awareness, empathy, and a unique view of the world to see it’s darkness differently.

The measuring stick we use for normal is internal

Audience Question: How Can we exercise awareness, and what are some tips to do that.

Purple threads are lies that other people have told us, limiting statements.

The ‘I am’ mirror exercise finds purple threads.

What to do when someone puts walls up and stops conversations.

Abigail’s acronym for T.R.U.S.T.

Be ready for an answer to question you ask to connect and build trust.

Rebuilding trust when it’s broken is tricky.

Audience Question: I’m transparent and understanding person, , however I often feel like a fool, people think of my qualities as of weaknesses. Am I doing something wrong?

Is it mine or not mine to own?

Five categories of abuse.

The parts of authentic health, and S.E.L.F.

What makes it BOLD to honor overt stress and abuse in ourselves and others.

Notable & Quotable:

Abigail Manning: I can understand simplicity, it integrates better into life.

Abigail Manning: Inside, you can’t lie to yourself.

Abigail Manning: Throw away a preconceived notion of normal based on your circumstances versus who you are and what ability you have and who you dream yourself to be.

Jess Dewell: When we decide to experience instead of be a victim of, we become that much more aware of the people around us.

Jess Dewell: Awareness allows us to create a place of safety for ourself and others.

Abigail Manning: Find the threads of unworthiness and rip them out.

Abigail Manning: When you are a person of power and authority, what you say is believed.

Jess Dewell: It doesn’t matter what we want, it matters that we own what my circumstances were and what happened to us…so we can make a lasting personal change.

Abigail Manning: Judgement of other people is a slippery slope.

Abigail Manning: There are always 3 more solutions, after you’ve tried everything.

Abigail Manning: Find the goodness, and connect on that goodness.

Jess Dewell: We don’t see the impact we have on other people after we are out of a situation.

Abigail Manning: When we model healthy behavior, if it was in a group I will make amends in front of that group.

Abigail Manning: Look at a persons behavior…not the words.

Abigail Manning: Don’t look at the words, look at the patterns of behavior.


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