SFP 22 – Episode 22: Energized: Interview with Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others, Positive Change Agent
Simply Focus Podcast – Episode #22
Hosted by: Elfie Czerny & Dominik Godat | Intro: Bibiana Czerny | Music: www.bensound.com
SFP 22 - Episode 22: Energized: Interview Bob Faw about energizing ourselves and others
“I started using solution focused approaches and started looking out for the things that are working for them, and what’s happening and where there are best examples and where they want to go. And people just lit up. And they now treated me like a welcome friend or like an uncle coming to help them out versus this intruder.“
“The more I can use activities to bring out the Solution Focus, so that they own it, they express it, they feel like this is the way to be instead of me telling them.”
“One of the big things is looking for what is beautiful in other people. I first started doing that so that I did become a less judgmental person, that was the big goal. And what I did not realize is that it also would make me a much happier person.”Bob Faw
In today’s episode, we talk with Bob Faw, Author, Key-Note Speaker and Positive Change Agent, about
- what fascinates him with Solution Focus.
what Bob does to energize people, teams, and organizations.
his book and his most favorite brain tool.
how Bob works with teams to re-energize themselves.
what he does to energize himself.
the beauty in looking for what is beautiful in other people.
the importance of focusing on our resources and strengths.
how he makes strangers laugh and pays attention to people.
improv and listening for what you really like.
how beauty inspires him.
finding balance through positive news.
Challenge 1 of the week: 1) Create a positive goal, 2) find out who is already doing something good and beautiful about it, 3) find a way to build on those things by making positive changes in the right direction 4) and whenever you can celebrate people doing the right thing.
Challenge 2 of the week: Find people you disagree with on some things. And first find out something beautiful about that person. Talk with the person about that before you address anything else.
what he liked most about this podcast.
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Still grateful for the great time with Bob Faw in Boston in Oktober 2017!
Join the conversation
Energize yourself and others: share your insights and inspire other people with it. And be in contact with Bob. Ask him questions, and let him know what inspired you. Friendpower is stronger than willpower. So, let’s inspire each other! Share your ideas and thoughts on what inspired you and what differences this makes for you in your everyday life. Share as much detail as possible. Your story might be the one making a vital difference for someone else. Your thoughts and ideas matter and might encourage others to keep on going their SF journey. Share this podcast episode with your friends, clients or colleagues who you think might be inspired by this conversation. It could give them some practical ideas on how to apply Solution Focus in their daily life.
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