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Tell the truth all the time with compassion; these are the eight most powerful words that you can live your life by. In this episode, Jen shares why just telling the truth is not enough and how you can live into your reality, be authentic and deliver a message that people may not want to hear with kindness. Going through the differences of speaking from your head vs speaking from your heart, Jen will help you have difficult conversations in a way that it’s received with ultimate impact and influence.

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TELL THE TRUTH ALL THE TIME WITH COMPASSION. I believe these are the eight most powerful words, and they can have such a significant impact on your life and the lives of others. The key word in this, of course, is compassion.

I’ve always prided myself on being someone who is straight up. So what you see is what you get; there’s no filter; I am what I am. Though in the past, while I may have been authentic and told the truth all the time, I didn’t necessarily do it with compassion – and this can hurt people, which isn’t cool.

Telling the truth all the time with compassion is something I’m still mastering. I’ll catch myself as I’m sharing truth, and I’ll consciously need to tweak what I’m saying so it lands with compassion. 

Learning how to share a message or deliver a truth in a way that it’s perceived as caring is such an important skill. It can be the difference between someone opening up to what you have to say or shutting down and not taking the action they really need to.

So, what is compassion?

The Cambridge Dictionary defines compassion as “a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them”.

Another definition I found is “Compassion is to recognise the suffering of others and then take action to help. Compassion embodies a tangible expression of love for those who are suffering”.

Check-in first and speak from the heart.

Acting with compassion requires you to check in first and think about how others need to hear the message.

I’ve recently spoken about the difference between speaking from your head versus speaking from the heart. When you speak from the head, you are more reactive. When you speak from the heart, you slow down and speak your truth with compassion. It lands differently.

Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hack I want to leave you with today is: 

  1. Bring the eight most powerful words – tell the truth all the time with compassion – into your life. Put them in your wallet or a place where you can see them regularly and watch the difference in how people respond.

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