20 Sep 2021

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Ep. 172 - Just Ask w/ Andy Lopata

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

Timestamps:

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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