Episode Date October 12, 2021
Featured Guest Muriel Wilkins
Featured Book "The Untethered Soul" by Michael Alan Singer

Episode Summary

Muriel Wilkins reading from Michael Alan Singer’s The Untethered Soul, and discussing being present and seeing things for what they are.

I’ve just come back from a run. Today is a beautiful autumn day, and yet I missed most of it. It wasn’t just that I was experiencing the pain of restarting exercise, it was that I was in my head the whole time; thinking about work, thinking about the new book and how to launch it, thinking about all sorts of stuff. Trying to figure it all out, and in doing so, missing the glory of it all. Here’s the thing, sometimes the secret to a good life is realising that it’s not all figure-out-able. Yes, you are at the center of your world, but at the same time, the world continues to turn, regardless.

Muriel Wilkins is the author of Own the Room, but she’s best known as the host of a podcast for Harvard Business Review called Coaching Real Leaders, where she coaches real executives in real time for the whole world to hear. Today, she shares her expertise on a different podcast, with me, and all of you.

Muriel reads two pages from ‘The Untethered Soul’ by Michael Alan Singer. [reading begins at 12:50]

Hear us discuss:

  • Being present in the world of work: “I tell my clients, ‘I’m not here to take your challenges away, I’m here to help you lead with a little more ease.’” [21:12]
  • Letting go of resistance. [25:06]
  • Living with ambition: “If you hold a rose too tightly, it will eventually die, and in the process, you’ll bleed also.” [27:47]
  • The source of Muriel’s ambition. [32:01]

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Muriel Wilkins | Website | Paravis Partners | Coaching Real Leaders | LinkedIn

Muriel Wilkins’ book | Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence

Michael Alan Singer | The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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