38: Kare Anderson – Synchronicity, Clarity & Specificity

Interview with Kare Anderson
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In this episode, Tim and Megan have an Uphill Conversation with Kare Anderson on synchronicity, clarity and specificity.

Kare Anderson is an Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now connective behavior speaker and columnist for Forbes and Huffington Post. Anderson’s TED talk on The Web of Humanity: Be an Opportunity Maker has attracted over two million views. Her clients are as diverse as Salesforce, Novartis, and The Skoll Foundation. She’s a founding board member of Annie’s Homegrown, co-founder of nine political PACs, and author of Mutuality Matters, Moving From Me to We, Getting What You Want, and Resolving Conflict Sooner. Anderson serves on the advisory boards of The Business Innovation Factory, Gloopt, and TEDxMarin. As David Rockefeller Jr. said after hearing her speak, “Kare forever changes how you see yourself and your world.”

Show Notes:

  • Need to get specific about your top mission in life
  • Synchronistic events and how they shape our lives
  • Why it’s important to be aware of our hot buttons and blind spots
  • Dangers of projection and importance of asking questions (rather than making assumptions)
  • Use specificity when sharing stories, tell them in ways that matter to listeners
  • “When the light shines on you, shine it on someone else”
  • Gives teams rules of engagement and methods to genuinely connect
  • It’s easy to be against something, but the real power comes when we are for something that’s better and brighter
  • Breaking out of our ingrained habits in order to create change
  • A helpful helper provides something before you knew you needed it
  • We all change over time, we grow and evolve
  • Be open to learning, there is something in everybody that we can learn from
  • The power in making and keeping promises
  • Don’t limit your field of vision or beliefs when finding others to partner with – be open to noticing more, expand your awareness
  • Kare’s current purpose in life
  • What and how Kare works on herself and maintains momentum

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INTRO AND OUTRO MUSIC (Used by permission):

No Worries (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)
Gotta Move On (© 2014 Anderson Music, LLC)

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