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Uncomfortable is OK Podcast

Making it easier for you to get out of your comfort zone.

Chris Desmond explores the science, the stories, and the strategies of getting out of your comfort zone and finding your magic.

Jun 27, 2016

This is episode 9 and today I’m talking with Nick Laurence who is working on a project called mindfulness for change. Mindfulness is a bit of a buzzword at the moment and I’m interested in figuring out just how much I’m capable of because I’m pretty sure that I hold myself back quite often. This might be...


Jun 20, 2016

This week I speak with Adam McCarthy about his Ironman experience, his diagnosis of cancer, and the mission that both of these have spurred him on to complete.

Adam is a great guy who came across a whole lot of uncomfortable situations. He dealt with these well, and has a whole lot of different uncomfortable things he...


Jun 13, 2016

Today I’m speaking with Shiffy Lal. Shiffy and I first met at a Connect Wellington event. Shiffy is the founder of Making a Difference Skills Ltd, or MADskills if you prefer. Today we have a chat through a few topics;

Finding her calling – never saying never

Talking about the fear of failure

Talking about resistance...


Jun 6, 2016

This is episode 6 and today I’m chatting with Matt Cameron, New Zealand BMX representative who has just competed in the World Champs in Colombia. I had an awesome time chatting through things with Matt. I found out a bit more about the sport of BMX and How important the mental side is to try and get an edge

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