On this episode of RNT Fitness Radio I’m joined by Andy Lopata, a professional speaker, relationships strategist and an author of a few books, of which the newest to be released is called Just Ask – which is what we’re diving into today. We talk all about vulnerability, authenticity, the power of a safe space, and why the simple question of ‘how are you?’ can be so powerful. In fact, you’ll see the transformation of that one question asked at the start compared to later on, and just how it can open up the conversation to another level.
“Understand your purpose in sharing and how you expect it to move you forward.”
- Andy Lopata
00:00 – Intro
01:59 – Andy’s new book, Just Ask
05:24 – The evolution of Andy’s writing
06:34 – The catalyst of his book
10:00 – Different stories and perspectives
14:09 – Environmental and gender differences with opening up
20:00 – Creating a safe space to open up
21:57 – Asking for help
25:54 – Sharing your stories with strangers
28:02 – How are you? No, really, how are you?
34:00 – The importance of support networks
36:21 – Struggling as a professional
39:32 – Authenticity
41:35 – Fear of professional speaking and confidence
46:52 – Key take-aways from Andy’s new book
50:58 – Sharing on social media
53:03 – Building trust
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