Repurposed Focus: Deeper Relationships by Showing Interest Others

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In this episode, Michelle shares the power of focusing on others rather than ourselves. As Christians, we are called to lead a life of love, compassion, and selflessness. However, it can be easy to forget the needs of those around us and become consumed with our own lives. Michelle shares personal challenges and practical ways to shift our focus, such as taking a genuine interest in someone's day, actively listening, and lending a helping hand. Focusing on others opens our hearts and leads to deeper relationships. Michelle also gives tips on cultivating gratitude, seeking opportunities to volunteer, and surrounding ourselves with like-minded individuals.

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In today's world, it can be easy to get caught up in our own lives and forget about the needs of those around us. However, focusing on others is not only important, but it can also bring immeasurable rewards.

Michelle believes focusing on others is an essential component of living a fulfilling and meaningful life. It's a lifelong pursuit that brings enormous rewards. She offers practical tips on how to cultivate an attitude of gratitude, seek opportunities to volunteer, and surround ourselves with like-minded individuals. She also shares how taking a genuine interest in someone's day, actively listening, and lending a helping hand can deepen our relationships with those around us.

In a world that often values individualism and self-centeredness, it's crucial to renew ourselves by focusing on others.

Focusing on others helps us to become better versions of ourselves. It brings purpose, fulfillment, and joy to our lives. It's a win-win situation that enriches our lives and the lives of those around us.

Key Quotes

  1. "Focusing on others opens our hearts and leads to deeper relationships."
  2. "Focusing more on others is a lifelong pursuit, and it brings immeasurable rewards."
  3. "Living a life of love, compassion, and selflessness is the calling of every Christian."
  4. "Cultivating gratitude and seeking out opportunities to volunteer can shift our focus from ourselves to others."
  5. "Surrounding ourselves with like-minded individuals can support us on our journey towards a more selfless life."


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Books and Articles:

Fulfilled by Alexandra McKillop.

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This week's bonuses included:
—A worksheet on selflessness
—Discussion questions for this week's podcast episode
—A children's e-book on caring for others



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