Harris III- Being Weird and Telling Good Stories

In this episode Mandy talks with Harris iii about why being weird is great, how to regain wonder and why telling good stories to our kids is life-changing. Listen to this episode if you feel like you don’t fit in, are tired or worn down, or want to learn how to stop worrying and start living.

 

Selected Links:

https://harrisiii.com/

www.story2018.com

www.storygatherings.com

www.mops.org

Music by: Phillip E Morris "Sunshine & Blue Skies" soundcloud.com/philipemorris & pema.bandcamp.com

 

Show Notes:

:54 Introduction

3:29 Mandy and Harris

4:00 How to make peace with being weird

5:08 Have I gone mad?

6:13 In a sea of same, weird wins

7:12 How to deal with bullies

8:40 Why I call my kids names

10:21 Wonder is a light switch

12:22 How do we turn the wonder switch back on

14:03 How to keep wonder awake

15:20 Being Tricked

16:45 Who is writing the script for your life

17:30 How things are sold with deception

17:45 Which is it: deception, persuasion or leading

18:55 Finding congruency between the stage and real life

21:03 Being loved for who I am, not for what I do

22:30 At 15 I made more money in 1 year than both my parents made in 2 years.

23:15 Why do we care what bullies think

25:25 Meeting our creative work half way

26:43 A story without conflict is not an interesting story

27:30 The role story tellers play in the world- helping people re-imagine what could be

28:35 MLK was a master story teller

29:30 Story tellers have super powers

30:10 Everyone is a story teller

31:17 What is the best advice you never got

32:28 Being childish vs being child-like

33:12 We use our imagination as adults, often it shows up as worry

34:08 How do you cultivate more fun in your life

35:00 Food fight night