It’s no secret that we bring people on the podcast for free therapy. Specifically, I like to use the podcast to gently suggest self-improvement to my husband. But this podcast didn’t go as planned. Yep, it backfired this time.
Our guest today goes against the grain. Leadership professor, comedian, professional speaker, author, and giant. David Rendall is 6’6” and has made a career of turning “weaknesses” into successes. Penn and David have a few things in common, mostly their experiences in airplanes, but they also don’t love a lot of the basic ideas behind self-help books. Here’s their issue: it tells you what is wrong, motivates you to fix it, then leaves you. That simply doesn’t work in a lot of cases. Especially in relationships or with parenting, exhausting yourself trying to change someone isn’t always the best approach. Acceptance and appreciation of the other person’s “weaknesses” can be less stress on you and help the person you love thrive, instead of accidently shaming.
Through actual conflicts we’re facing as parents and a couple, David teaches us that what makes you weird, makes you wonderful. So, Penn can leave those chairs out and shoes scattered, because that’s the environment that helps him be creative. Well, not so fast…
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Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Deuwcjv4ukb4xjvbvbhk2jsl674?t=Learn_to_Love_Your_Weirdness-The_Holderness_Family_Podcast
Books mentioned: The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness, The Freak Factor for Kids: The Weirdest and Weakest Children Make the Best Adults, Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, A Perfect Mess: Hidden Benefits of Disorder