Let’s talk about using compassion in our businesses

The “calling out” culture is all deeply ingrained in the online business world and it’s not empowering AT ALL. This is one of the reasons I wanted to record this series of Be the Change interviews in the first place!

In this installment, I’m joined by Ruth Kudzi to talk about compassion, and how we can use to become better coaches, better role models and actually get rid of some of the noise in the online space.

Be the change is a mini-series here on The Simply Smart Business Show where I get down to it with leaders in the online business world to talk about the problems facing our industry today and (most importantly) how we can create the changes we want to see.

Listen to this episode here:

Takeaways from this show:

  • The playground nature of “calling people out” has created this culture where people are afraid to take action out of fear that they’re being judged. This isn’t a healthy way to operate – we all make mistakes!
  • Often the calling out stems from a place of feeling jealous, or slighted, or not good enough. Perhaps they don’t realise the power of the platform and of their words.
  • No one is happy when everyone is judging.
  • It seems like somewhere along the way, someone has made putting people down an acceptable marketing tactic, and it’s not! You can’t elevate yourself if you’re tearing others down.
  • When you’re really happy with yourself and who you are, it doesn’t really matter so much about what other people are saying. But when you’re feeling vulnerable, it’s another story altogether.
  • It’s our responsibility as leaders and role models to take care of those in our communities – that means exercising compassion wherever we can.

More on Ruth Kudzi here:

Ruth is a business mentor, mindset coach and best selling author who has worked with 1000s of clients worldwide. She combines practical business skills with a MA in Psychology and numerous coaching qualifications including NLP to help her clients build businesses they love. 

She is a well respected coach and has been featured in a number of places including: The Metro, Women & Home, The Guardian, Psychologies, Thrive Global, Huffington Post and Business Insider.

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