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EP. 088: Why Slow Growth Prepares You For Sudden Success w/ @SharonSaysSo

Okay, friends… are you ready to get REAL today? 

Part of that is talking about Real FACTS. Real SOURCES. Real INFORMATION. 

But part of that is also just getting real about how hard the last year has been on friendships and families as people on different “sides” of the issues dig in and see each other as the enemy.

 
If you are anything like me, you are fed up with the misinformation out there. Tired of the biased rhetoric. And longing for substantive conversations with friends and family on ALL sides of that ever divisive political aisle. 
 
I think that we can all agree that it is no fun to feel frustrated, overwhelmed, or estranged from friends and family with differing viewpoints.
 
Especially since even thinking about having a conversation with somebody who believes differently often leads to 1 of 2 things:
 
  1. Avoidance of having the hard conversations in the first place and leaving nothing substantive talked about.
  2. Cutting people out of our lives who believe differently than we do, because we can’t understand how they could see things the way they do.
 

So the million dollar question becomes, “how do we learn to come together again?”

 
This is the exact reason I had a chat my amazing new friend, Sharon McMahon (you probably know her as @sharonsaysso on Instagram!) on this exact topic.
 
Sharon became an internet phenomenon from her recent viral content amidst the historic 2020 election proceeding. She’s even been coined as “America’s Government Teacher.” And the day before recording with us, she even appeared on The Daily Show w/ Trevor Noah!
 
Her mission is simple: to cover daily headlines, break down national political coverage and biases, and extract the FACTS. And to do it all from a non-partisan standpoint!
 
Sharon’s answer to the above question is as simple as her mission: 
 
Listen to understand
 
Seem too simple to be true? It’s not. And here’s why:
 
Listening to understand does NOT obligate you to agree.
 
Let that sink in for a minute. Feeling a little lighter? A little freer? I know I am.

Ready to apply this in real life? Me too!

Not only do Sharon and I cover how to come together, we also dive into: 
 
  • how you can become equipped to verify ‘facts’ with substantiated sources
  • proven ways to break down misinformation to form better educated opinions versus assumptions
  • the power of growing slowly over the long haul 
  • the new idea of “digital legacies” and what that means for the next generation
  • Sharon’s incredible heart service and the impact she continues to make
 
It is such an informative conversation!
 
So! If you are ready to trade in extreme bias and heated debates for true facts and substantive conversations, then I just know you are going to be blown away by today’s powerful conversation! 
 
I can’t wait to hear what you think!
 

More From This Episode: 

Connect with Sharon on Instagram and at www.sharonmcmahon.com to read more of her incredible story and take advantage of so many valuable resources.  

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