The words “My Whole Soul Is In This” from the recent Presidential Inaugural Address aren’t words for us to consider only about our country. What do these words and this leadership lesson remind us about the relationships, teams and cultures we are a part of creating in our country and beyond?
1:28 – Jason introduces Season 4 episode 5 of the podcast. Welcome back to the podcast and thank you for listening. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. This podcast is the words of President Joe Biden during his inauguration speech on January 20th, 2021 saying, “My whole soul is in this” and what that means for all facets of life.
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3:30 – 2020 was a challenging year and we are all happy with the New Year and the changes it brings. It was a year of growth and as we move into 2021 the challenges are still here but we are focusing on what’s in our control. What are the positive ways we are going to show up?
President Joe Biden shared the words from Lincoln in 1863, “My whole soul is in this”.
6:08 – Jason discusses President Biden’s recent inaugural address in 2021. Some of the important words that were used, regardless of political ideology, these are words that should be reflected on for us all. Watch the full address here.
9:00 – It requires unity said Joe Biden. Then quoting Lincoln from 1863 that my whole soul is in it. Bringing America together and uniting our people. These words are powerful. My whole soul is in it, that action and unity are needed. Jason reflects on these words and what they mean to him, his family, and his work.
12:28 – What does putting your whole soul in it mean and to unify? What does it mean and what can I do each day to be an ambassador for the teams and organizations that Jason is lucky to support? What does it mean for his family? These are important for each of us to ask of ourselves.
15:30 – Jason reflects on the words of my whole soul committed to aspects of his life including marriage, being a father, a friend, and a leader.
16:50 – Jason’s second book, Remember talks about the things we need to remember as a positive action. Every day we have an opportunity to re-up our membership to renew our commitment. To re-member that commitment in thoughts in words, in action to the first time you said to yourself that you would commit to be a husband, a father, a friend and how you grow in the years ahead.
What does it mean to put your whole soul in it? For your family, your work, your life?
Questions to Ponder
- What is your whole soul in?
- Is your whole soul in the things that you want?
- Where is your whole soul needed next?
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Remember our life, our work, our world needs our whole soul in it so how will you share it?
ABOUT THE THERMOSTAT
Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.
A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.