Process Hacker News for October 9, 2017

It’s been another busy week for a our community of Process Hackers, so here’s an update on what some of the previous guests on Hack the Process have been working on. Be sure to take a look or a listen and give them your feedback. Everybody appreciates hearing how their work is being received! And by the way, this is just the tip of the iceberg for this prolific crowd. I’m thinking about offering a more comprehensive listing in the newsletter. Please let me know if you think that would be useful.

Process Hacker Updates

Infatuation, Thy Name Is Love is the latest episode of Rendition, a new podcast about timeless tales, which was launched last week and is brought to you by Alex Cespedes.

Tom Morkes shares secrets on How to Use the Power of Storytelling with Jose Rosado, his 123rd episode of In The Trenches.

Curtis McHale says that intentions are great, but the only thing that matters is doing it. Listen in to his latest short episode promoting Jocko Podcast here. You may also find tidbits of good advice on his most recent blog posts, so check those out as well!

In a recent article on Huffington Post, Nicole Holland was named one of the 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017. Awesome!

Luis Congdon just recently had Pam Brossman on as guest on his podcast with Kamala Chambers, and the new episode is all about using Amazon to create a bestselling book.

Side Hustle Pro released an episode featuring Latham Thomas, where Nicaila Matthews talks about her on her dedication to the world of moms, birthing and self-care.

Gnomes, gnomes, gnomes! Learn what Pace Smith refers to as gnomes and how they help in healing and even in controlling other folks in her newest podcast episode on The Dervish and The Mermaid.

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Peaceful Productivity for Sensitive Spiritual Nonconformists with Pace Smith on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 3

This episode we talk with Pace Smith, a pathfinding coach who helps sensitive spiritual nonconformists live wild crazy meaningful lives. We’ll find out more about how she bridges the profound with the practical. Pace will tell us what pathfinding means, and how the motivation to seek and reconnect regularly with your own path relates to balancing both material and spiritual life practices. She’ll also explain how the fun she has writing limericks fits into her routine.

You can find Pace online at:

Pace’s Pathfinding Website: http://www.pacesmith.com/

Pace & Kyeli’s Books: http://paceandkyeli.com/books/

Wild Crazy Meaningful Life Podcast: http://pacesmith.com/podcast-wcml/

Wild Crazy Meaningful Enneagram Podcast:  http://pacesmith.com/enneagram-podcast/

Some of the resources Pace mentioned in this episode include:

Mark Silver’s Heart of Business: http://www.heartofbusiness.com/

Pam Slim: http://pamelaslim.com/

Sufi Remembrance Prayer:  http://sufiuniversity.org/2011/12/remembrance-sufi-heart-centered-prayer-practice/

Martha Beck’s Body Compass: http://marthabeck.com/2011/05/the-body-compass/

Asana: https://asana.com/

MediaWiki: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

Audacity: http://audacityteam.org/

Libsyn: https://www.libsyn.com/

Auphonic: https://auphonic.com/

The Levelator: http://www.conversationsnetwork.org/levelator

Instant Teleseminar: http://www.instantteleseminar.com/

Ruzuku: https://www.ruzuku.com/

Pathfinding 101 Completed

I knew the pathfinding class I signed up for would be worth it. The class was led by Pace Smith, and structured as three weekly webinars, along with a series of homework assignments, a daily meditation, and weekly meetings with different assignment buddies to help us coach ourselves through the process.

The assignment buddies were the part I thought was going to be most difficult. The class materials were about very tender subjects, and honestly I was feeling a little bit shy already just about having signed up in the first place. But I was amazed, when I met the other people I was paired to speak with to complete the assignments, how much my story resonated with theirs.

For example, one of the people I spoke with was also a holistic massage therapist, and had had experience with both vibrational energy healing and Touch for Health. Another person was also a podcaster, and her experiences with lining up guests and publishing episodes give me more confidence about my own abilities to the same.

The final coaching session with Pace was really the crowning jewel of the process. It was such a delight to speak to her and get her insights. She was able to draw out of me the realization that my own difficulties point out the path I can follow to help myself and others. It wasn’t something I hadn’t heard before, but it was as if I hadn’t really been listening until I heard myself say it to her during our talk.

I think I’m going to want to have her as a guest on my podcast once I get it going. That prospect makes the process seem a lot more approachable.

Pathfinding with Pace Smith

On a whim, I signed up for a class on pathfinding with Pace Smith that starts today. Pace is a remarkable woman, and I’ve been watching her and her wife Kyeli as they’ve slowly built their media empire over the years. I always really enjoy listening to their podcasts.

I started reading their blog posts back when they called themselves the Freak Revolution. They’ve gone through a number of iterations since then, but their focus always seems to be on effective communication strategies, both between people and inside of their own heads.

They’ve also published a number of books and courses, including one of my favorite books on interpersonal communication: The Usual Error. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s worth checking out. I bought the recorded audio version, so I could hear them narrate it in their own voices.

The pathfinding class should be fun. It’s a chance to find out a little bit more about what Pace has been teaching.She has such strong energy, and such a creative way of putting ideas. plus, at the end of the course, I get a one-hour coaching session with Pace one-on-one. That alone is easily worth the price of admission.