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Be a Black Belt Leader

Be a Black Belt Leader

By John Terry - The Black Belt Leader
Discover, develop, and deploy the Black Belt Leader within as you learn to MASTER Your Life (TM), a podcast series by 2x Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee and founder of Black Belt Leadership, John Terry - The Black Belt Leader.
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Invisible NO More
Is your business INVISIBLE?  Do the customers you want to attract really know what you do, how you uniquely do it, and the unique benefits and advantages of working with you vs. one of your competitors?  It's a messaging problem, and here's a tip to help you fix this in your business in this short Black Belt Leadership moment.    
April 22, 2022
Mark Twain said there are TWO truly important days in your life.  The first is the day you’re born.  The second is when you find out why.  Sadly, far too few people go through life knowing the first, but never discovering the second.  In this extended podcast, I share the strategies & tactics required to not only discover your why, but to "MASTER Your Why"
March 24, 2022
Your Best Excuse
What if your best excuse is actually your worst excuse?  
March 17, 2022
MASTER Your Social Media
Social media, rightly used, helps get you noticed and attracts the type of customer(s) you prefer to do business with - the ones who want and need (and have the money to pay for) what you have to offer.  
March 03, 2022
Slaying Your Goliath
We all face insurmountable obstacles at times in our lives.  Those giants, Goliaths, that stand between us and the success we want to experience or the goal we want to achieve.  We can choose to be intimated and shrink back, settling for less, or we can confidently choose to face that giant on the field of battle and walk away as a champion.  How do we do that?  That's the topic of this week's "MASTER Your Life" podcast.
February 24, 2022
Pregnant and Past Due
What if that uncomfortable, unsettling feeling within you is the fact you're pregnant with possibility, but past due?  What idea, innovation, cure, or creation is waiting on you to take that uncomfortable action to birth it from an idea into its physical manifestation in the earth?  
February 17, 2022
Who is On Your Bench?
Who's on your bench?  Are they ready to take the field and go for the gold on a moment's notice?  The depth of your team determines the long-term success of your organization.  If you're not developing the people around you, you will never achieve your full potential and make the impact you desire in the marketplace.  
February 10, 2022
Victor or Victim, You Choose
Every day, you get to choose whether or not you'll be a victim of the circumstances or situations of life or you'll choose to be a victor and rise to your full potential.  That choice is yours!  
February 03, 2022
A Life Lesson from Oliver
Today, I share a valuable life lesson from Oliver, an 8-week Blue Heeler/Beagle mix....the Power of Curiosity. #beablackbeltleader #blackbeltexcellence #masteryourlife
February 02, 2022
MASTER the Art of Branding Your Business
MASTER YOUR BRAND: Your brand, and the messaging around it, tell your audience how you want to be SEEN and KNOWN.  Getting that branding right doesn't happen by accident.  In this insightful, informative training, you'll discover what's required to build not only a brand, but how to "MASTER Your Branding" so you can attract the type of customer(s) you want to serve.
February 01, 2022
If, Only...
Don't spend your life living in the regret of "If, Only..."  Og Mandino said it right when he stated, "I will persist until I succeed."
January 27, 2022
Being Seen as an Expert
An interview with GTEX Founder, Simone Vincinze, on how to overcome imposter syndrome, learn from your failures, and become known as an Authority Figure and Expert.
January 20, 2022
MASTER the Art of Copywriting
Words, rightly used, make you money.  Why does most advertising fail to make an impact?  Bad words.  In this insightful, we interview Csaba Borzai, the "MASTER of Copywriting" as he shares how words, rightly used, can attract people to buy your product or service.   The link to Casba's offer:
January 13, 2022
Be THE Expert
How do you become seen as THE Expert in your field, an Authority Figure in your industry, or a "Black Belt MASTER" in your profession?  That's the topic of this installment of our "MASTER Your Sales" training series.
December 28, 2021
Get in Front of the Right Customer
What if you could work with the type of customer(s) you love to do business with, who love working with you, and who love the results you help them achieve?  Who wouldn't want more of that in their business?  That's the topic of this informative training podcast.
December 07, 2021
The Law of Increasing Returns
A seed, watered and nurtured, will produce in abundance, after its own kind,  What seeds are you planting?
November 12, 2021
BONUS: Success Leaves Clues, Are You?
In this BONUS full-length audio training, John highlights the business success principles necessary to create high-performance, results-focused, non-leader-dependent teams that live out your values and serve your customers with excellence, increasing your profitability and success.  
November 10, 2021
The Black Belt Leader Within
It is only when you discover, develop, and deploy your own "Black Belt Leader Within" that your life begins to change.  How do you do that?  Listen to this week's Leadership Blog.
October 28, 2021
Public Speaking Made Easy
More people fear speaking than dying, yet every day we are all speaking on a stage.  That stage may be the kitchen table with your spouse and kids, a conference table with coworkers, or a meeting with employees or your employer, but you're speaking nonetheless.  So why is there so much fear around speaking?  Perhaps it's because we don't realize how easy it really is to be an effective, dynamic speaker.  That's the focus on this episode - Public Speaking Made Easy.  
October 15, 2021
Your Reflection Matters
Your reflection matters in ways you may not have considered.  Without reflection, you never have time to learn the lessons life is trying to teach you.  That's the topic of this week's "MASTER Your Life" podcast.
October 07, 2021
Ready, Set, Set...
Why are you looking to change the world tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year and NOT changing the world for the better today?  Are you always getting ready, but never taking action?  That's the topic of this week's "MASTER Your Life" podcast.
September 29, 2021
Be Unstoppable
Do you have what it takes to be unstoppable?  Are you taking the daily action steps to grow, improve, and become a better version of yourself than you were the day before?  That's the topic of this week's "MASTER Your Life" podcast.
September 22, 2021
What's Your Why?
What's your why?  Why do you do what you do?  This is one of the most important questions any leader must answer if they want to experience both success and significance.  Finding your WHY is the topic of this week's podcast.  
September 08, 2021
What Did You Expect?
We don't give the respect or the attention to the expectations we set for ourselves that we should, often to our own detriment.  Why are expectations important?  They create our future reality.  How do they do that?  That's the topic of this week's "MASTER Your Life" podcast.
September 03, 2021
Let's Talk AI
What's the difference between A.I. and P.I. and why should this matter to you?  Both impact how you lead yourself and others, and you need to know the difference.  That's the topic of this week's "MASTER Your Life" podcast.
August 27, 2021
The Little Foxes
Three "little foxes" can wreak havoc in your life, keeping you from achieving your full potential and living the life of your dreams.  Who are these sneaky predators robbing you of an extraordinary life?
August 20, 2021
Becoming #1 and Staying That Way
Top athletes, artists, and the most successful CEOs and entrepreneurs credit ONE thing to getting them to #1 and staying there, and that's this week's podcast.
August 12, 2021
The Case for Integrity
In a world where the justification for bad behavior has become the new normal, how do we change things for the better? I believe integrity is the answer, and in this episode, I make the case for this important character trait.
August 05, 2021
What Do You Call That?
Have you ever been told that practice makes perfect?  It doesn't.  What does practice actually do, and how should we use practice to hone our leadership skills?  That's the topic of this week's podcast.
July 27, 2021
Bridging the Gap
How do you get from where you are to where you truly want to be? There are three things that must change to bridge that gap, and that's the topic of this podcast episode. #beablackbeltleader #bridgethegap #personalgrowth
July 15, 2021
What I Learned From Barney
An observant eye can see something How do we repurpose something others discarded, thrown away, or deemed worthless and turn it into something significant?  This is a lesson I learned from Barney.
July 12, 2021
Pursuing Passion
The pursuit of passion knows no age.  Passion is the driving force that gets you out of bed each morning, causing you to live you life on purpose, for a purpose.  You're never too young, or too old, to pursue what you're passionate about.  In this episode, I share the stories of two individuals who are pursuing their passion...and share some tips on how YOU can do the same.  
July 04, 2021
As You Think, You Become.
Life is a series of choices and consequences.  Your thoughts shape your beliefs.  Those Beliefs become your habits.  Your Habits determine your choices.  Your choices chart the course of your life.  How you think matters, because as you think, you become.   
June 24, 2021
MASTER the Art of Effective Listening
We have two ears👂👂and one mouth 👄 for a reason, to listen more than we talk. The problem for most of us is that we prefer to talk. But you can't learn when you're not listening. And if you're only listening as you wait for your turn to speak, you're really not listening. In this informative webinar, you'll learn the power of ACTIVE LISTENING. It's a skill set you can hone—and a powerful asset to effectively engage and help others, who in turn will help you.
June 17, 2021
What Happened?
Americans take their health, wealth, and relational woes into the workplace every single day.  It negatively impacts productivity and the experience of the end-user customer.  Why are so many Americans broke, fat, and divorced?  What happened, and how do we fix this?
June 16, 2021
Adding Value
In this episode, we discuss the value of values.  Roy Disney said, "It's not hard to make decisions if you know what your values are." Before you can add value to others, you have to know what your own values are. Your values give you your identity. They define who you are. When your values come into alignment with your words and your deeds, you become a person of value who can then add value to others.  
June 10, 2021
Two Are Better Than One
We all crave connection, yet we live in a disconnected world.  We are social creatures, yet we fail to truly socialize.  Why?  Because we've lost the art of learning to listen to another person.  How is this impacting your relationships?  Your workplace?  Your organization? That's the topic of this week's Black Belt Leadership "MASTER Your Life" (TM) podcast.  
June 03, 2021
Just like a computer or smartphone must update its software to continue to upgrade performance, so to does our thinking need to be upgraded.  Limiting beliefs, a status quo mindset, hold us back from achieving our full potential.  To become a better version of ourselves, sometimes a reboot in our thinking is required.  Mindset matters, because as we think, we become.  
May 26, 2021
The Sampson Effect
Arrogance is unbecoming to a leader.  It creates a blindspot in our lives that others can prey upon to hold us back, take advantage of us, or manipulate us to gain a tactical advantage.  Sampson learned this the hard way, and paid for it with his life.  What lessons can we learn from his story?  Those we let in our inner circle can make or break us.  
May 20, 2021
The "Big R"
Learning to incorporate the "Big R" (respect) into your life is one of the little-known secrets of stratospheric success. People are valuable, and have great value; therefore, showing honor and respect to everyone and treating others with dignity is one of the best ways we can add value to others.
May 13, 2021
You're On Your Own
When an organization misses the opportunity to engage with their customers (or prospective customers), they've essentially said to them, "Sorry, you're on your own."  The same can be said for an individual who fails to seize an opportunity to add value to another person.  When people are overlooked, ignored, or not valued, you send a message they are NOT important to you.  That's NOT how a Black Belt Leader lives life.  
May 06, 2021
It's NOT About You!
If you're looking for ONE THING you can do to gain greater influence, lead more effectively, or increase your audience,  focus your attention on the needs of others.  Remember, "It's NOT About You."  
April 28, 2021
What Do You Call That?
Practice does NOT make perfect...and the pursuit of Black Belt Excellence as a Leader in Life demands that you not settle for "good enough".  When others have to question what you do and ask, "What do you call that?" you're not demonstrating good leadership.
April 22, 2021
Pursuing World-Class
You can't teach what you don't know and you can't take others where you don't know to go.  World-class athletes understand that without a coach, a mentor, or a guide they can't achieve their ultimate goal.  Leadership is no different.  You can't become a Black Belt Leader without a Sensei, a teacher, who guides you on the journey of personal and professional growth and development.  What does that look like?
April 14, 2021
My Friend, Failure
In this Be a Black Belt Leader (TM) Podcast, you'll learn to see failure as a friend and teacher to embrace rather than an adversary to be avoided.  If you fail to learn the lessons life is trying to teach you, you will repeat the same mistakes over and over again.  #beablackbeltleader Black Belt Leadership
April 07, 2021