Sharon Salzberg – Metta Hour – Ep. 102 – Reboot with Jerry Colonna

Sharon Salzberg - Metta Hour - Ep. 102 - Reboot with Jerry Colonna

For the 102nd episode of the Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon sits down with her longtime friend Jerry Colonna.

Jerry is the CEO and co-founder of An executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion that better humans make better leaders. Jerry has used his experience as an investor and executive to benefit more than 100 organizations that aid others in leading with humanity, resilience, and equanimity. His first book, “Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up” is now available and includes a forward by Sharon.

In this episode, Sharon and Jerry speak at length about Jerry’s journey of meditation and self-discovery.  Looking at how he has brought those experiences to the field of leadership and business. To learn more about Jerry’s work, visit:

Where Reality Lies

Jerry talks about working with organizations whose goal’s are pure and for the benefit of others, but egos get in the way. He describes his foundation of training. One which taught him the benefit of balance in his practice and in all things. Sharon and Jerry talk about the role that something like money plays in our reality.

What We Really Want (9:30)

Sharon and Jerry discuss the quality of awareness we can bring to our wants and needs. In addition, they look at how our desires often have deeper roots. Tied to ingrained issues like identity and security.

“Sometimes we are taken advantage of. You can approach those moments with discernment. With a little bit of loving-kindness and forgiveness for one’s self if one has been taken advantage of. Understanding that you are going to be ok. Even after all of that.” – Jerry Colonna 

Reboot (18:55)

Jerry shares the inspiration behind his new book, Rebooted. He and Sharon reflect on the times in life where hitting the reboot button on things can be the best way forward.

“The book Reboot really speaks to that moment in life where the reboot button has to be hit. When the system is just frozen. No moving forward. Being able to hit that button and move to a new space is incredible.” – Jerry Colonna 

Learn more about bringing the principals of mindfulness into the business world on Ep. 167 of the Mindrolling Podcast
Working With What Is (45:35)

Jerry closes the podcast with a 5-minute meditation from Ani Pema Chödrön.

Sharon Salzberg - Metta Hour - Ep. 102 - Reboot with Jerry Colonna

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