Who is Thomas Anderson?
Better still, who is he to write a book on vulnerability?
I ask this question during my conversation with him on this episode of the podcast.
He’s just a normal person, by his own admission. But when Thomas realized that his own openness and sharing of vulnerability helped others to do the same, it took him to a place to sharing his story of vulnerability.
Thomas’s book is a journal of sorts – much like Marcus Aurelius’s “Meditations” is a journal of sorts. I’ve long been a fan of journaling and that’s why we spend a good deal of our discussion on the topic of journaling.
(And the concept of emotional intelligence comes into play, too.)
Do vulnerability and productivity go hand-in-hand? I think so. Setting boundaries, sharing limitations, dealing with overwhelm, are all part of both of them.
I know that once you’re done listening to our conversation that you’ll see the relationship between productivity and vulnerability.
And you might just be closer to the aim of being productive rather than “doing” productive, too.
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- Connect with Thomas: Website | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn
- Thomas’s Book: The Vulnerable Man
- Vulnerability + Ted Lasso: The art of vulnerability with Ted Lasso
- Brené Brown’s take: The Power of Vulnerability
- Another book I loved spawned from journaling: Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey
- Related Conversation: Episode 146 of A Productive Conversation
- Related Blog Post: Why I Journal (and Why You Should Too)
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