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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.

Jul 17, 2017

Alex Hare is a force. Being around her you just pick up her vibe of "unforgiving optimism" it's contagious. 

Alex has done some pretty awesome things professionally as a young female in the oil and gas industry, the construction industry, and the engineering industry. This hasn't always been easy often being the minority in the room, the only scientist, the only young person, and the only female. She has also experienced the emotional ups and downs that we do in our 20's and has learnt a lot about herself from them. 

Alex has had a desire for physical adventure bubbling away below the surface for a little while now. Last year it manifested with Alex almost off-handed applying to sail in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Lo and behold she got accepted and is now about to embark on what is going to be a daunting but epic voyage.

This is our chat before she heads off.

Points covered

+ Exploring the topic of resilience

+ Finding a physical challenge

+ The importance of having challenging conversations

+ Why being a good human involves helping society

+ Being a minority in the workplace

+ The importance of self-awareness and awareness around others

+ The struggles you face as you define who you are and what kind of leader you are

+ Sailing puns

+ Learning to apologise quickly

+ The importance of talking about our dreams

+ The importance of making regular mistakes

+ Investing in herself

+ And why you should always make your bed


Guest: Alex Hare

Alex Hare

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Clipper Round the World Race

Host: Chris Desmond

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Music: Jeremy Desmond Music