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Reflection- Get What You Want By Having A Voice With Boundaries - re convo with Catherine Anaya






“Listen. You will find a perspective that wasn’t there before- a more accepting, a more beautiful, and more freeing way of hearing and seeing things.” -Shirley Owens


When was the last time you listened to someone else? I mean, really listened? In this episode, Shirley talks about the power of listening and the perspectives that can be created from that space.




Highlights:


00:40 The Need To Feel Right

01:33 A Time To Listen



Tweets:


Listening is such a wonderful, must-have skill. Tune in as @SfbaldwinOwens shares why we should listen more, especially during this current situation we’re facing.

#getwhatyouwant #listen #right&wrong #justice #newperspectives




Quotes:

  • 02:20 “Listen. You will find a perspective that wasn’t there before- a more accepting, a more beautiful, and more freeing way of hearing and seeing things.” -Shirley Owens


Connect With Catherine:



Catherine Anaya is a Journalist, Media Personality, Speaker, and Storyteller. She's the host and producer of my My Home Group TV, and host of The Women's Eye Podcast. She's a three-time Emmy Award-winning former television news anchor of more than 25 years, recently inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Television Arts and Science Silver Circle. Catherine has won numerous awards, including Anchor of the Year by the Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Her career highlights include interviewing President Obama at the White House and co-anchoring a post-presidential debate with the legendary Walter Cronkite. She serves as a member of the Make-A-Wish Arizona Board of Directors and was recently featured in the, 2019 KNOW Book+Tribe-Highlighting 100+ Women That You Should Know and Do Business With. Her journey stretches to making a difference in the world by helping to create life-changing experiences as long as she can.



Transcriptions

Shirley Owens: Hello and welcome back. Today, I'm reflecting on my conversation with Catherine Anaya. I loved my conversation with Catherine. One of the things that came up for me during that conversation was when she talked about how right now she feels that she needs to listen more than speak. As human beings, we have it in us to want to be heard, to want to be right. Especially those of us who are, this is what we do for a living. And when we hear someone talk about something that we feel we know about, we want to give our thoughts and perspectives. It's supernatural. We feel they should or want to know them. Again, we want to be right. Why is that? What IF there was no right or wrong? What if another's perspective was just as right or important as yours?

“Listen. You will find a perspective that wasn’t there before- a more accepting, a more beautiful, and more freeing way of hearing and seeing things.” -Shirley Owens

This week, I would have you focus on just listening. Listen to another's words. When you feel you need to step in and share? Don't, step back, continue to listen. Imagine there are three boxes, one right box, one wrong box, and one larger box in between called justice. I want you to imagine that everything you hear this week goes into the justice box. You can both be right. It just is their perspective. It just is what it is. Let it go. Listen. I'm certain, you will find a perspective that wasn't there before. A more accepting, more beautiful and more freeing way of hearing and seeing things. I'm so grateful for the opportunity that I have to listen and to learn from others. I'm also so grateful for you all. Have a beautiful week of listening and learning, and I will see you next Tuesday.




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