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One Sharp Sword - Cutting Through To What Matters Most with Dr Wayne Pernell is meant to be thought-provoking and inspiring. This show offers no advice or counsel related to law, finance, or health (either physical or mental).  You are listening at your own discretion and interpreting what you hear in your own way. 

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Sep 27, 2022

Every year on my birthday, I look for things to celebrate and recalibrate my values.


If I had things on my goal list that didn’t get completed, I had to evaluate whether I really wanted to do them or whether I couldn’t get them done. If I just didn’t want to, I decide whether it’s something I value or if...

Sep 20, 2022

An apologetic leader isn’t followed for very long. Their trust level dips and their judgment of leadership qualities are natural.


Sure, if you’ve made a huge transgression, apologize for it in the context of violating your own values and make a vow to live into your values even more fully.


Instead of an apology,...

Sep 13, 2022

Jim’s job is unusual. He leads teams of innovators to continue to innovate. He has created an innovation ecosystem, nurturing ideas and building bridges.


In our interview, he highlights that entrepreneurship is about:

  • Staying open-minded and continuing your lifelong learning
  • Building and nurturing relationships,...

Sep 6, 2022

How much time do we spend thinking about what needs to get done?

Are you caught in the “getting ready to get ready” loop?


One of my 1:1 clients gave me a gem when she had the insight, 

I spent more time thinking about doing something than the time it would take me to do it.


Amazing, right?


There’s no...

Aug 30, 2022

Where have you let judgment stop you from showing up as your authentic self?

We all do it. We all have rules in our heads that stop us from fully expressing who we are because, “what would other people think?”


The lesson here is simple:

If you want people to accept you and trust you,

then you need to accept and...