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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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Be a Black Belt Leader

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 8, 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 3, 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 5, 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 4, 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 earsūüĎāūüĎāand one mouth ūüĎĄ 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‚ÄĒand 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 3, 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 6, 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 7, 2021