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Listen to our recent Soul Sessions podcast episode to explore how to deal with difficult people and the opportunities for growth and empowerment in these encounters.

Coming across difficult people at work and in your personal life can be hard to navigate. This episode explores how to deal with difficult people and the opportunities for growth and empowerment in these encounters.

Drawing from Jungian psychology and Eastern philosophy, this episode covers:

  • The role of projection in conflict and how our ego’s defenses can amplify workplace stress
  •  Jung and Eastern philosophies shared view on life’s journey beyond the persona toward the true self
  • Techniques for transforming your encounters with difficult people into opportunities for emotional growth and mindfulness
  • The upcoming Satya Leadership program is designed to foster conscious business leadership

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INTRO  00:00

Welcome to CreativeMind Soul Sessions with Debra Berndt Maldonado and Dr. Rob Maldonado, founders of CreativeMind. Explore personal growth with us through Jungian psychology, Eastern spirituality, and social neuroscience in a deep, practical way. Let’s begin. 

Debra Maldonado  00:25 

Hello, welcome to Soul Sessions. I’m Debra Maldonado, here with Dr. Rob Maldonado. We’re back with another continuation of our Satya Leaders Series. We talked about satya as being a Sanskrit word, which means to speak, think and act in truth. We’re gonna go deeper into how it works in dealing with difficult people. Have you ever dealt with a difficult person? This is something everyone can relate to. There’s maybe one time in your life, you had a difficult person, something we have in common. We’re going to talk specifically about difficult people in work, in our work life, in our business life, how we deal with them, why they show up in an empowering way, in a satya way. We’re gonna give you some tools to work with them and learn. But before we begin, I do want to remind you, if you’re listening to us on iTunes, Spotify, or any of the other podcast services, definitely subscribe, you don’t want to miss this and more upcoming series. One more announcement I have is that we wrote an ebook. It’s not a full book but it’s a pretty detailed book. It’s called The Success Trap: three hidden forces that are keeping you from going to the next level in your business and your life. Even if you’re not a business leader, you will find something very valuable in this about yourself. It’s all based on Jungian psychology, Eastern philosophy, there’s tons of exercises and questions in the book. All you need to do is go to and get your free copy today. Let’s begin. This is one of my favorite subjects because I’ve learned more from the people that caused me difficulty than I had from the people who loved and adored me. I like the people that love and adore me but the difficult people help us grow.

Robert Maldonado  02:29

That’s right. If we approach it in the right way.

Debra Maldonado  02:33

Why do we have triggers? Why can’t everyone be nice? Why can’t everyone do what we want them to do, act the way we want them to act, follow our rules? Why does this happen?

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