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Toward the end of 2023, I set three main intentions for what was left of the year – listen to Daily Audio Bible and have quiet time daily, be more present with my husband and kids and less in my head, and open the doors for my 1:1 Good Movement Coaching Membership. However, I ended up adding a fourth intention… unintentionally.
This got me thinking about a valuable concept we use in stockmanship, which is ‘slow is smooth, smooth is fast’. In this episode, I talk more about how this phrase applies to both livestock and humans (and how it differs between us), understanding that the hills we have to climb in life don’t necessarily have to be the hardest or most painful, and what slowing down can actually look like in our lives.
I’ve personally learned that slowing down doesn’t mean we’re taking the easy way out, or keeping us from where we want to go. Instead, taking the opportunity to truly slow down, gain the knowledge we need, and be more intentional about moving forward can have the greatest benefit. I hope this episode encourages you to slow down and see what YOUR best path ahead is!
In this episode, Slow is Smooth Smooth is Fast, we cover:
- My decision to start a fourth intention for the end of 2023, and what that’s looked like so far
- Understanding that we all have hills we have to climb in life, while also knowing there is another way around
- How the concept of ‘slow is smooth, smooth is fast’ applies to both livestock and humans
- What slowing down can look like in your life + taking the opportunity to actually do so
- Why the ‘smooth is fast’ part won’t be as immediately apparent in your interactions and day-to-day life
Resources & Links:
- Good Movement Trainings
- Good Movement 1:1 Coaching Membership
- Learn more about T’s coaching, group trainings, and self-guided learning
- Shop FFB
- Good Movement music by: Aaron Espe
- Podcast produced by: Jill Carr Podcasting
Connect with Terryn:
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- Check out my website
- Send me an email at email@example.com
More about the Good Movement Draws Good Movement podcast:
In stockmanship (the art and science of handling cattle in a safe, effective, low-stress manner), we have this phrase . . . good movement draws good movement.
It’s this thing that happens when we ask a small group of cattle, maybe a cow, or a pair to move out in a certain direction and their movement draws the whole herd into moving in the same direction.
Good movement happens when we approach the cattle with a positive attitude, read and really listen to what they’re telling us, and communicate accordingly.
We don’t approach the aware, flighty cattle the same as we do the tame, docile cattle. We adjust ourselves, our energy, and approach, and communicate with each differently.
These adjustments help us effectively draw good movement from each, which then draws good movement from the herd. But it starts with us.
The same is true for humans. Good movement starts with us.
Welcome to Good Movement Draws Good Movement, the podcast where farmers, ranchers, and rural folks can grow relationally through awareness, understanding, and effective communication.
Hey, it’s me – T. I’m your host, and I, along with my guests, will be covering topics related to drawing good movement – things like self and social awareness, brain science, positive psychology, extending grace, and so much more.
We’ll share tools that can help you understand why you are the way you are, why others are the way they are, and how you can use that to step out of self-told lies with grace and compassion to draw good movement in conversations, relationships, and life in rural America.
Tune in every Tuesday and make sure to hit subscribe so you never miss an episode! Let’s go draw good movement!