The Art of Mountain Biking
The Art of Mountain Biking
42. Angle of Approach

42. Angle of Approach

How we approach the trail matters, especially when climbing and turning. Sometimes, you gotta come in sideways, you know?

Considering the angle of approach is important in technical climbing. It can also be applied to communication and relationships. Danielle and Jamie talk about how considering different angles of approach, both physically and verbally, can make difficult situations and obstacles easier to navigate.

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Referenced in this episode:

Moab’s Klonzo network.

Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection by Charles Duhigg

“No” energy, as discussed in our Fall Better episode

A note on happiness research: These weren’t mentioned explicitly in the episode, but when Danielle talks about approaching happiness at an angle, she’s drawing on research about some indirect things that bring about wellbeing, like nurturing good relationships and experiencing other people’s joy, and other research that is leery of what they (yes, the royal “they’) call toxic positivity—when people take the goal of happiness a little too far.

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