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“Imagine if all the people who want to change the world knew they could.”

Jim Lord is set on a mission to not only make the world a better place but to help others realize they can do the same, creating a world filled with people who know they’ve made a difference with their lives.

Jim, author of Bounce Back Higher and creator of “The Philanthropic Quest,” is committed to championing the power of people who have the heart, the values, and the capabilities to take humanity to new heights. He does this all by leading group programs, mentoring coaches and consultants, and working with a select few private clients.

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Let’s dive right into this conversation and learn how seeing the glass half full can help celebrate what you have and how investing in ourselves can ripple out and affect others.

[00:01 – 6:26] Opening Segment

  • I introduce Jim Lord
  • How Jim is impacting the world with his work
    • People usually want to make a difference
    • Why do people give?
    • Ask for the story
    • Ambiguity is a gift

[06:27 – 17:56] Focusing on Solutions not Problems

  • Jim’s thoughts on AI – Appreciative Inquiry
    • Getting to the solution, not focusing on the problem
    • Pay attention to what is working
    • Get a glimpse of the positive
  • Stand on the things that work
    • Life giving properties of a situation
    • The lens of an organization
  • It’s not about knowledge
    • Imagination and wisdom
  • Dealing with person to person conflict
    • Start at the agreement stage
    • Don’t come in thinking you know
    • Who you are and how we live

[17:57 – 41:07] The Glass Half Full

  • Jim talks about the notion of ‘contribution’
    • Stay grounded in humility
    • The importance of awareness
  • The art of acting on intention
    • Letting positive thoughts escape your mouth
  • Seeing need vs. seeing resources
    • Pay attention to the full not the empty
  • Going from hatefulness to understanding
    • Difference is nourishment
    • ‘What happened to you?’
    • Take a breath – power of the pause
  • How to practice this in the current time we’re in
    • The analogy of black ice
    • Happy in the present
  • A word about Conspiracy of Goodness Network

[41:08 – 53:12] Depths Required to Reach Heights?

  • Jim’s thoughts on depths to achieve heights
    • The value the pause
  • Strategic draw back
  • What kind of world do you want?
  • Focus on people first
    • The power of your presence
    • Use your influence

[53:13 – 59:10] Closing Segment

  • Jim’s advice for next steps
    • Remember the pause
    • People have a desire to make a difference
  • Connect with Jim
    • Links below
  • What proves to Jim that it’s still an amazing world
  • Final announcements

Tweetable Quotes:

“The act of contribution actually is a way to really connect with another person or community…” – Jim Lord

“If you can just get a glimpse, just a glimpse, of something that is positive you then can gain the confidence and… a strong place to stand to deal with, ‘come what may.’” – Jim Lord

“Instead of being hateful, seek to understand.” – Jim Lord

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Notes:

  1. Ever Widening Circles. “Ep 53: The Glass Half Full: Celebrating What You Have with Jim Lord | Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast.” YouTube, 7 Sept. 2021, www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-E9jUkLzp0. Accessed 7 Sept. 2021.

Dr. Lynda is a dentist, artist, global traveler, and philanthropist who looks for potential and shares it with the world. Hear her latest conversations with thought leaders on the Conspiracy of Goodness Podcast--new episodes every Wednesday!