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Critical Thinking & Personal Security: Lessons from Inge Solheim

December 25, 2023 Jason Birkevold Liem Season 4 Episode 26
Critical Thinking & Personal Security: Lessons from Inge Solheim
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Critical Thinking & Personal Security: Lessons from Inge Solheim
Dec 25, 2023 Season 4 Episode 26
Jason Birkevold Liem

In this episode of the It's an Inside Job podcast, we welcome back adventure guide and personal security expert, Inge Solheim. We dive into the world of personal security and explore the role of resilience and equanimity in this profession. Inge shares insights on situational awareness and emphasizes the importance of preparation and self-awareness in handling intense environments.

We discuss the need to block out distractions and focus on what truly matters, highlighting the importance of regulating emotions and tension. Inge shares his experiences in war zones and rock concerts, emphasizing the need to stay focused and observe the environment for anomalies and patterns. We also discuss the significance of raising attention and aggression levels in certain situations, drawing parallels with martial arts and performance arts.

Furthermore, we explore the impact of emotions on others and how projecting a sense of calm can help calm anxious clients. We discuss the concept of mental inoculation and controlling what enters our minds to protect our mental well-being. We emphasize the power of narratives and the importance of focusing on what we can control in chaotic situations.

We further discuss the overwhelming amount of information and influences in today's society, urging listeners to seek information from different sources and be aware of their agendas. We talk about the dangers of polarization and the importance of open discourse and constructive conflict. We highlight the restriction of freedom of speech and its impact on tolerance and a free society.

Finally, we discuss the need to fight for our rights, choose competent leaders, and actively participate in democracy. We express skepticism towards the current political system and emphasize the importance of being prepared for an uncertain future. We summarize the key themes of resilience and equanimity discussed throughout the conversation and express gratitude to Inge for his insights.

Chapters

0:00:09 Introduction to It's an Inside Job podcast
0:00:45 Starting the week with a returning guest, Inge Solheim
0:02:36 Introduction to Inge Solheim's diverse professional career
0:06:43 Inge's experiences in war zones and intense arenas
0:10:10 Individual approaches to achieving control and calmness
0:13:26 Counting, focusing on others, and slowing down for pattern recognition
0:17:28 Being calm as a way to calm others
0:21:58 The preparation and training for effective responses to stress
0:27:05 Building Resilience through Cold Showers
0:30:58 Mental Fortitude and Inoculating Ourselves to Stress
0:33:31 The Importance of Situational Awareness and Emotional Control
0:36:03 Influence and Interference: The Pressure of Information Overload
0:42:59 Scrambling to Respond to COVID
0:46:01 Reflecting on Society: Observing Our World
0:46:24 COVID-19 Exposes Leadership Failures
0:51:51 Honesty and Constructive Conflict for a Strong Society
0:58:32 Lack of Brave Teachers in Universities
0:59:50 Canada's Dangerous Shift in Freedom of Speech
1:11:30 Sustaining and Protecting Democracies: Our Role as Wardens
1:12:47 Bridging Polarities and Constructive Conflict for Resilient Societies

Inge Solheim's contact info:
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/ingesolheim
Facebook:     

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In this episode of the It's an Inside Job podcast, we welcome back adventure guide and personal security expert, Inge Solheim. We dive into the world of personal security and explore the role of resilience and equanimity in this profession. Inge shares insights on situational awareness and emphasizes the importance of preparation and self-awareness in handling intense environments.

We discuss the need to block out distractions and focus on what truly matters, highlighting the importance of regulating emotions and tension. Inge shares his experiences in war zones and rock concerts, emphasizing the need to stay focused and observe the environment for anomalies and patterns. We also discuss the significance of raising attention and aggression levels in certain situations, drawing parallels with martial arts and performance arts.

Furthermore, we explore the impact of emotions on others and how projecting a sense of calm can help calm anxious clients. We discuss the concept of mental inoculation and controlling what enters our minds to protect our mental well-being. We emphasize the power of narratives and the importance of focusing on what we can control in chaotic situations.

We further discuss the overwhelming amount of information and influences in today's society, urging listeners to seek information from different sources and be aware of their agendas. We talk about the dangers of polarization and the importance of open discourse and constructive conflict. We highlight the restriction of freedom of speech and its impact on tolerance and a free society.

Finally, we discuss the need to fight for our rights, choose competent leaders, and actively participate in democracy. We express skepticism towards the current political system and emphasize the importance of being prepared for an uncertain future. We summarize the key themes of resilience and equanimity discussed throughout the conversation and express gratitude to Inge for his insights.

Chapters

0:00:09 Introduction to It's an Inside Job podcast
0:00:45 Starting the week with a returning guest, Inge Solheim
0:02:36 Introduction to Inge Solheim's diverse professional career
0:06:43 Inge's experiences in war zones and intense arenas
0:10:10 Individual approaches to achieving control and calmness
0:13:26 Counting, focusing on others, and slowing down for pattern recognition
0:17:28 Being calm as a way to calm others
0:21:58 The preparation and training for effective responses to stress
0:27:05 Building Resilience through Cold Showers
0:30:58 Mental Fortitude and Inoculating Ourselves to Stress
0:33:31 The Importance of Situational Awareness and Emotional Control
0:36:03 Influence and Interference: The Pressure of Information Overload
0:42:59 Scrambling to Respond to COVID
0:46:01 Reflecting on Society: Observing Our World
0:46:24 COVID-19 Exposes Leadership Failures
0:51:51 Honesty and Constructive Conflict for a Strong Society
0:58:32 Lack of Brave Teachers in Universities
0:59:50 Canada's Dangerous Shift in Freedom of Speech
1:11:30 Sustaining and Protecting Democracies: Our Role as Wardens
1:12:47 Bridging Polarities and Constructive Conflict for Resilient Societies

Inge Solheim's contact info:
Twitter:           https://twitter.com/ingesolheim
Facebook:     

Support the Show.


Sign up for the weekly IT'S AN INSIDE JOB NEWSLETTER

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Introduction to It's an Inside Job podcast
Starting the week with a returning guest, Inge Solheim
Introduction to Inge Solheim's diverse professional career
Inge's experiences in war zones and intense arenas
Individual approaches to achieving control and calmness
Counting, focusing on others, and slowing down for pattern recognition
Being calm as a way to calm others
The preparation and training for effective responses to stress
Building Resilience through Cold Showers
Mental Fortitude and Inoculating Ourselves to Stress
The Importance of Situational Awareness and Emotional Control
Influence and Interference: The Pressure of Information Overload
Scrambling to Respond to COVID
Reflecting on Society: Observing Our World
COVID-19 Exposes Leadership Failures
Honesty and Constructive Conflict for a Strong Society
Lack of Brave Teachers in Universities
Canada's Dangerous Shift in Freedom of Speech
Sustaining and Protecting Democracies: Our Role as Wardens
Bridging Polarities and Constructive Conflict for Resilient Societies