Rhett Smith Podcast 27: Mastering the Art of Trust — with Artist, Author, and Craftsmen, Aubrey McGowan
“The people who are having the greatest impact are the people who have heaps of this one thing… Trust.” (Learning to Master the Art of Trust, pp. 1)
You may recognize Aubrey’s name from episode 14 which was a very popular episode. In that episode we explored his family’s move to Tennessee from Texas last year and their reasons behind that: a desire for family togetherness, simplifying life, and leaving margin for exploration. These reasons really resonated with many of you and led to some great discussions and life changes for some of you.
So I was super excited to bring Aubrey back on to the show with the release of his new book, Mastering the Art of Trust. Trust is a foundational aspect of healthy relationships, and without it…well, it is hard to create a safe environment for people to thrive. Trust is something that almost every person I work with in counseling explores at some point, and it often becomes the key issue on whether or not they can move forward in specific relationships. But trust just isn’t confined to family relationships, marriage and dating, but is an important component in any organization structure.
I am very thankful that Aubrey decided to tackle such an important topic and write about it in such a succint and powerful way. What I love about the book is the depth to which Aubrey explores trust in a minimalist approach. This book is not some long tome on trust, but a manifesto with immediate real world assessment and application.
In this episode we explore:
- the impetus that led to Aubrey writing a book on trust.
- the important lessons he learned from others when it comes to trust.
- the key building blocks of trust: communication, relational equity.
- trust builders
- trust breakers
- assessments in the book that can be utilize by individuals, groups and organizations
- and much more.
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