Joshua Spodek is a scientist, specifically an astrophysicist and SO much more. He’s an expert in the field of leadership. He can discover and help develop your leadership potential in ways you never imagined. Josh teaches that some of the greatest leaders were NOT born with a leadership gene; they actually developed the skills and confidence to become successful. Joshua has a thorough understanding of mindset and how it can pilot our ship, either in a negative or positive direction. He is also adamant that mindfulness can be a powerful, positive element in your life.
- Blog & Website: JoshuaSpodek.com
- Book: Leadership Step By Step by Joshua Spodek
- SpodekAcademy.com (Online version of the exercises in the book)
- SpodekAcademy.com/mindful (For Access to The Meaningful Connection Exercise)
Most Influential Person
- The X-girl friend of a roommate. She suggested I might want to learn about mindfulness.
Effect on Emotions
- Much more awareness. I used to look at reason as being rational, so emotions were irrational. I can understand reason, so I can't understand emotion. That's how I looked at stuff at the time. Meditation and mindfulness makes me much more aware.
Thoughts on Breathing
- Breathing is the main thing that I focus on. It's the time scale is a regular human time scale; not too fast, not too slow. It's never away; it's always there. One of the things I like about exercise is it gets you to breathe much more deeply than you normally would. When you get that last bit of breath, it's a very satisfying feeling.
- Book: Full Catastrophe Living: Use The Wisdom of Your Body and Mind To Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
- Book: Leadership Step By Step: Become The Person Others Follow by Joshua Spodek
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I don't feel like I was bullied. I do hear people talk about bullying today and they talk about stuff that I experienced, but I don't see it as bullying. I felt like it was a part of childhood. Some things are awesome and some things suck and I had some things that sucked.
My step brother was older than me and he would make fun of me. It wasn't like torture but he would definitely make things difficult for me. It's hard for me to remember how I felt about it at the time. There were definitely times I'd cry as a kid but I also cried when my parents spanked me and I don't call that bullying.