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Tremendous Leadership with Dr. Tracey Jones

Tremendous Leadership with Dr. Tracey Jones

By Dr. Tracey Jones
Leadership is Learning. Listen as Dr. Tracey Jones brings her signature wit to discussions focusing on leadership typologies, styles, strategies, and of course, how to apply them today. As her father, Charlie "Tremendous" Jones said best, "You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for two things; the people you meet and the books you read."

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Episode 137 - Michelle Seiler Tucker - Leaders On Leadership
Staying focused is possible if you have the determination to succeed. Remember, it’s up to you to set your goals for sustainable business growth. Join Dr. Tracey Jones and Michelle Seiler Tucker as they discuss business owners’ mindsets and mistakes. Michelle is the Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker Incorporated. She and her firm have sold over a thousand businesses in almost every vertical and have a remarkable track record of success. In this episode, she shares her professional journey and how she experienced loneliness, weariness, and abandonment in leadership. She emphasizes the need for a clear vision to know what you want and how you could achieve it. She explains her chosen career path, the challenges, struggles, and wins she faced, and tips on filling up the loneliness gap. If you want to learn about getting your entrepreneurial journey up and running, this episode is for you.
August 24, 2021
Episode 136 - Mike DiCioccio - Leaders On Leadership
Leadership is a process that you learn one step at a time. Understanding your feelings while managing people is essential for your well-being. We choose our path in life, even in the professional journey. Dr. Tracey Jones sits down for a conversation with Mike DiCioccio about being a leader despite loneliness, weariness and abandonment. Mike DiCioccio leads with service above self mentality, seeking ways to positively change the world. Mike is the founder of Social Chameleon. He loves helping entrepreneurs tell their stories and connect with their audience. In this episode, he shares personal and professional experiences in addressing negative emotions and overcoming depression. He elaborates on how social media has made us want things that we don’t need. We also have this best version of ourselves that we want to put out consistently. Learn and tune into this podcast and unlock techniques to achieve a fulfilling life.
August 18, 2021
Episode 135 - Roger Rickard - Leaders on Leadership
Entrepreneurs and leaders are risk-takers, and they recognize opportunities where others see chaos. They stay focused and determined because they have their goals set that they need to achieve. Dr. Tracey Jones sits down with Roger Rickard to unravel more insights about staying focused. He is the founder and President of Voices in Advocacy, author of 7 Actions of Highly Effective Advocates, and host of the Voices in Advocacy Podcast. Let’s dive into this episode with many deep insights regarding taking the next level in leadership despite different obstacles. Tune into this and don’t forget to stay focused!
August 10, 2021
Episode 134 - Dr. Debra Dupree - Leaders On Leadership
Loneliness is a common issue among leadership. The key is to learn how to articulate your emotions to have meaningful conversations. The show’s guest in this episode is Dr. Debra Dupree, a dispute resolution enthusiast and leadership development coach. Dr. Debra talks with Dr. Tracey Jones how her experience allowed her to discover how crucial it is to surround yourself with like-minded people. You need a network because no matter how smart you are, you can only see certain parts of your situation. Tune in and be open to different perspectives!
August 03, 2021
Episode 133 - James Miller - Leaders On Leadership
As leaders, we have to take care of our bodies if we want to achieve our goals. It's essential to know that with our daily routines, we could provide ourselves with strategic techniques so that we could be productive and healthy at the same time. Join Dr. Tracey Jones and the executive producer and host of the nationally broadcasted syndicated radio show, LIFEOLOGY, James Miller, talk about shaping our habits and how powerful thoughts are in our personal and professional growth. He shares his insights about loneliness and weariness in the leadership context, giving a powerful message to all of us. He also discusses healthy rituals that are important, especially on how we start and go on about our days. In this episode, James dives into maintaining areas in our lives such as physical, spiritual, and mental levels that we need to nurture to be successful.
July 27, 2021
Episode 132 - Kelly Waltman - Leaders On Leadership
Every leadership philosophy must be combined with a clear and admirable vision. Without these two, you won't be able to steer your team in the right direction, and connecting with them would be really difficult. Dr. Tracey Jones delves into what it takes to work with people on a meaningful level with the CEO of SLR Leadership Consulting, LLC, Kelly Waltman. She talks about how vision does not necessarily have to be on a huge scale but must be a personal compass towards your goals. She emphasizes why your values and ideals must never be forced unto your team, discussing the power of diversity in achieving unity. Kelly also explains why failures must be normalized as inevitable facets of life to be taken advantage of for profound individual development.
July 20, 2021
Episode 131 - Aaron House - Leaders on Leadership
Christian discipleship is truly an admirable mission, but it calls for a certain kind of leadership rooted in faith, trust, and love. Only if these things are in play could one inspire other people to live their faith and become servant leaders themselves. Exploring this inspiring yet busy life with Dr. Tracey Jones is Aaron House, Founder and Executive Director of Piercing World. He shares how his deep love for Jesus Christ and the meaningful counsel from his flock motivate him to go forward with his ministry as an ordained minister. Aaron also talks about the things that keep him up on his toes: doing triathlons, attending live presentations at church, and jumping in prayer whenever he has a chance.
July 06, 2021
Episode 130 - Jim Degaetano - Leaders On Leadership
Why is leadership important? What makes a great leader? There might be as many ideas about this concept as there are people thinking about them, but this one is certainly worth your while.  Dr. Tracey Jones is joined by the President of Diamond Wealth Advisors, author, and speaker, Jim DeGaetano who shares his unique insights on what makes a great leader and how you can identify them. Jim discusses how great leaders affect the world and how you can develop leadership skills. Jim also talks about financial independence, retirement and the value of integrity.
June 01, 2021
Episode 129 - Anthony Treas - Leaders On Leadership
War veterans have it rough. They spend years in combat going through the ranks of leadership, and once they are demobilized and go back to civilian life, they have to start from the ground up again. That was one of the challenges of Iraqi war veteran Anthony Treas. Anthony has served eight years in the US military and has struggled with mental health issues. He fought through all of that to find STRONG Men Coaching and his very own podcast, STRONG Men Podcast. Anthony offers coaching and business consulting to people so they can thrive in their personal performance. Join your host, Dr. Tracey Jones, as she sits down with Anthony to talk about how he adjusted back to civilian life and how leadership can be a lonely task. Learn how to take the initiative to become a leader today.
May 25, 2021
Episode 128 - Mary Crafts - Leaders On Leadership
If there’s anyone who knows all about doing the unsexy work to make her way on top, that would be Mary Crafts. She owns the most celebrated catering company in Utah, a multimillion-dollar empire with 250 employees. She talks to Dr. Tracey Jones about being a leader and one thing about leadership that one should realize. Mary says that for any aspiring leader, one should learn how to delegate and see that you can’t and should not do everything. It’s a matter of leading your team because no one can be like you and no one knows your vision and what you want to happen in the next 5-10 years.
May 18, 2021
Episode 127 - Rebecca Zung - Leaders On Leadership
Not everyone will support you on your journey towards success. Therefore, you should learn how to filter the people within your circles and only work with like-minded people. Exploring this complex topic with Dr. Tracey Jones is author and one of the top 1% attorneys in the nation, Rebecca Zung. They talk about the importance of aligning with the universe, as well as your core values and personal goals, instead of simply agreeing to what others think of you. Rebecca also underlines how you build the image of yourself for other people to see and why you should be responsible for your own reputation.
April 27, 2021
Episode 126 - Amey Sgrignoli - Leaders on Leadership
The best leaders understand that leadership, beyond the ego and pride associated with it, is a humbling experience. It asks you to see people where they are at so you can guide them better towards the overall goal of the business or organization. Taking this to heart is Amey Sgrignoli, the President and CEO of Belco Community Credit Union. With a career in financial services that spans 25 years, Amey has the wisdom and experience to tell us the price she had to pay for leadership. She shares all of those with Dr. Tracey Jones in this episode, letting us in on what she thinks about loneliness, weariness, abandonment, and vision. Amey then talks about the lessons she learned during this pandemic and how it reminds us of what truly matters, especially as leaders in business.
April 20, 2021
Episode 125 - Tricia Benn - Leaders On Leadership
Even the best leaders feel weary at times. After all, they’re only human and the demands of leadership can sometimes be very taxing physically, mentally and spiritually. In the past people would talk about balance, but it has become clear that balance is not so something that’s achievable or even desirable. What you should look for as a leader is integration – that sweet spot where your conditions of satisfaction are met and where you’re aligned with whatever your ultimate goals are. Dr. Tracey Jones brings in a unique guest to talk about this and other leadership concerns in this episode. Tricia Benn is the Chief Community Officer of the C-Suite Network and the General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors.
April 13, 2021
Episode 124 - Mike "C-Roc" Ciorrocco - Leaders on Leadership
Setbacks are inevitable in life. How you deal with them is what sets you apart from the rest. Mike Ciorrocco, the founder of What Are You Made Of?, has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to use setbacks as rocket fuel for their comeback. He joins host Dr. Tracey Jones to talk about how he paid the price of leadership and shared it with others, helping them out of the challenges they are facing and leading them to success. He talks about overcoming loneliness with the help of his family, holding people accountable, combatting weariness, honing the vision for your business, and more. Plus, Mike also shares why gratitude eliminates anything to complain about and how to see our unlimited potential.
April 06, 2021
Episode 123 - Ann Sieg - Leaders On Leadership
There is a fine line between dedicating yourself to running a business and letting yourself drown in extreme fatigue and weariness. To properly deal with burnout, taking a break and looking deep inside yourself is the first ideal step. Dr. Tracey Jones sits down with Ann Sieg to dissect the most challenging parts of her entrepreneurial career and how she addressed them, from facing the shame of making a bad decision and working for long hours without taking a day off. Ann looks back on some moments of her life that imparted important lessons she integrated into her business processes, particularly when her father got caught in a car accident.
March 30, 2021
Episode 122 - William Moore - Leaders On Leadership
Running a business is and will always be unpredictable, given the overall state and the changing trends of the market. With that in mind, a good entrepreneur must understand when to stay in the game and when letting go is the most profitable decision. Dr. Tracey Jones interviews William Moore to share how he read the writing on the wall when doing business in real estate and food delivery, allowing him to quit at just the right time and before everything gets worse. He talks about the challenges he had working with business partners and how his fraternity experience opened his eyes to the importance of self-care. William also gives a peek at the application he and his team are currently developing to bring out the full potential in everyone.
March 23, 2021
Episode 121 – Dan Goodwin – Leaders On Leadership
Sometimes, knowing which strategies work best for you is not enough to sustain your business. Instead, you have to think outside the box and be attentive to the external factors by having an investigator mindset. Dr. Tracey Jones sits down with Dan Goodwin to discuss how every leader must possess the qualities of an attentive investigator. Dan explains how to take advantage of interrogative-like questions and well-targeted time management regarding entrepreneurship and sales. They also discuss how to forge an effective ten-section business plan, putting a proper working pace to avoid weariness, and dealing with business divorces.
March 16, 2021
Episode 120 – Gerry Savage – Leaders On Leadership
Being a lifelong learner is one character every successful leader must possess. By understanding the lessons of your past, applying them in the present, and having the motivation to learn more in the future, nothing can stop you from growing and improving. Dr. Tracey Jones talks about how leaders can adopt this mindset with entrepreneur, author, and horse enthusiast, Gerry Savage. Together, they share tips on how to learn constantly from your past mistakes and experiences. Gerry also discusses the importance of setting work boundaries to avoid weariness, valuing connections with your team when making decisions, and how a 1000-pound animal can drive home a message of motivation.
March 09, 2021
Episode 119 – Rod Collins – Leaders On Leadership
Top-down hierarchies are the business structure for the longest time, and though it is already tried and tested, such a model may cause unhealthy employee competition and untargeted work. Because of this, Rod Collins believes that leaders must start applying a network structure within their teams. The Chief Innovation Facilitator at Salt Flats sits down with Dr. Tracey Jones to discuss how this specific business model gives room for deeper collaborative work, better employee relationships, and streamlined tasking. With such an efficient strategy, leaders can expect better results and higher productivity.
March 02, 2021
Episode 118 – Dan Silberberg – Leaders On Leadership
Leadership can be a lonely place on top, but it need not be. It is a place of personal power, but also of tremendous personal responsibility. Today, we take a closer look at leadership from a leader’s perspective as Dr. Tracey Jones interviews Dan Silberberg, a true visionary who has been engaged in personal transformation and development for more than 40 years. Together, they unpack loneliness, weariness, abandonment, vision and other concepts that leaders wrestle with on a daily basis from their place at the top. At the end of the day, leaders are humans too and there is a price that they have to pay to be called true, authentic leaders. Dan also emphasizes the need for leaders to create their own narrative that sets them up for success. Listen intently and watch out for value bombs – they’re everywhere.
February 23, 2021
Episode 117 – Joseph Warren – Leaders on Leadership
Even though you have all of your business plans and goals nicely laid out in front of you, going off the road is still a factor you cannot remove from your equation. Without surrendering to God, the chances of that happening are way higher. Dr. Tracey Jones talks to Joseph Warren, the host of The Broken Catholic Podcast, about how letting go of the wheel and letting God work through you is an attitude every leader must have to gain a better vision in life. He explains how a one-hour meditation helps a lot in listening to God's voice and why eliminating our nagging ways can unlock better relationships. At our most vulnerable, God makes the most out of us.
February 16, 2021
Episode 116 – Bill Guertin – Leaders on Leadership
Motivation is a powerful force that pushes us closer to our goals, but there are times when it is not enough. To solve this, one must unlock their full potential to discover what they are really good at and where they should put their efforts into. Dr. Tracey Jones talks about how to do this with Bill Guertin, going deep on why imposter syndrome is something every leader must eliminate, the importance of getting support from your loved ones, the right time to delegate work, and why you must filter your consumption of too much information. Bill also presents two of his projects focused on bettering oneself: Stadium Gorilla and The 7 Voices In Your Head.
February 09, 2021
Episode 115 – Laura DiBenedetto – Leaders on Leadership
As we strive to achieve the life of our dreams, we sometimes have to make sacrifices along the way. But what if you can still create the life you want without having to give up some of the things you love? Dr. Tracey Jones’ guest for this episode, Laura DiBenedetto, teaches people how to do that. Laura is the number one bestselling author of The Six Habits, a TEDx speaker, a Life Mastery Coach, and Founder of an award-winning marketing company called Vision Advertising. In today’s show, she shares with us the price she has to pay for leadership and how she overcame them one by one.  Laura also tells us her next radical journey of self-discovery, research, testing, and determination to find energy and lasting fulfillment and happiness in all areas of life. She shares the six factors that can help us in this conversation.
February 02, 2021
Episode 114 – Rear Admiral Paul Becker, Retired – Leaders on Leadership
What does leadership in uniform look like? What kind of price do these leaders have to pay for leadership? Former Rear Admiral Paul Becker joins Dr. Tracey Jones to share with us what he has to say about that. Paul is a leadership expert and motivational speaker who has been working to help teams in crisis combat management. He tells us the things he learned from being a Naval Intelligence Rear Admiral and how he overcame loneliness, weariness, and abandonment that comes with the job. Paul then shares with us the tenets of leadership learned in uniform—Teamwork, Tone, and Tenacity—and how they improve performance, productivity, and profit in the private sector.
January 26, 2021
Episode 112 - Phil Puleo - Leaders on Leadership
When you step in to become a leader, you will always have to wear the hat of leadership, representing and embodying your organization. Sometimes, this could take a toll on you, leaving you feeling lonely at the top. Sharing his thoughts on the price of leadership that leaders have to pay, Dr. Tracey Jones invites Phil Puleo, the Superintendent of the Christian School Association of Greater Harrisburg. Phil shares his experiences and insights as a leader at the school, where loneliness becomes uncertainty, and how he overcomes that. He also talks about how he stays refreshed and replenished amidst dealing with parents and kids in their most important years of their lives, how he deals with critics, and more.
January 12, 2021
Episode 111 - Dr. Danny Brassell - Leaders On Leadership
The most important leaders are usually the people down in the trenches. On today’s podcast, Dr. Tracey Jones sits down with educator, speaker, and author Dr. Danny Brassell to talk about our century's greatest leaders. Having served as an educational advisor to students ranging from preschoolers to rocket scientists, Dr. Brassell says some of his best mentors have taught and influenced him through the wisdom of their books – these range from the Bible to Think and Grow Rich and The Success Principles. This is a great conversation about leadership. You don't want to miss this episode as Dr. Brassell dishes out on what it takes to pay the price of leadership.
January 05, 2021
Episode 110 - Tara Rae Bradford - Leaders on Leadership
Nothing beats authenticity when it comes to creating a brand that many people resonate with. It is probably one of the best ways to get your message out. In this episode, Dr. Tracey Jones talks to Tara Rae Bradford—a personal brand expert, podcast host, and international speaker—about the price of leadership she has to pay and how she overcame it and, now, helping people to become their most authentic selves. She also shares with us her journey of going from being an ICU nurse to becoming an entrepreneur, imparting lessons about leadership, vision, and growth. Join Tara and Tracey in this conversation to know more.
December 29, 2020
Episode 109 - Nancy May - Leaders On Leadership
As our parents grow old, we want most to repay them with the love and support they have given us by taking care of them back. Nancy May started her business called CareManity to provide family caregivers with structures to obtain practical knowledge, resources, and access to much-needed support. In this episode, she shares with Dr. Tracey Jones her journey to setting up her company, the inspiration for it, and the lessons she learned along the way. She imparts her insights on the price she had to pay for leadership and gives some helpful wisdom on navigating the role. Plus, Nancy also shares some tips for those of us that have been through aging parents or are going through it.
December 22, 2020
Episode 108 - Bill Prater - Leaders on Leadership
Choosing to become a leader is like choosing to go out into the open seas. You will definitely have to face the tides and weather some storms. One to prepare leaders for some of the inevitable tougher stuff that is going to come their way is Bill Prater, the founder of Business Mastery and Scaleology. In this episode, he joins Dr. Tracey Jones to talk about how he is helping business owners and entrepreneurs accelerate into the future they dream of. He reveals some of his wisdom with us by way of speaking about the price to pay for leadership—how to handle loneliness, weariness, and abandonment. Bill then takes us deep into Scaleology, discussing the things that signify growth and profitability and how they are leading people who are tired of the status quo to change their business from ordinary to extraordinary.
December 15, 2020
Episode 107 - Ruben Gonzalez - Leaders On Leadership
Why would anybody in his right mind want to jump on a sled and hurl himself down an icy mountain at over 80 miles per hour? Get to know The Luge Man, Ruben Gonzalez, in this episode to find out why. At the age of 21, Ruben Gonzalez took up the sport of luge and started training for the Olympics. Soon after, he made his Olympic dream come true and, at 47, became the first person ever to compete in four Winter Olympics in four different decades! Ruben joins host, Dr. Tracey Jones, to share his epic story with us and how his experiences made him the incredible leader he is now. He gives his insights on what it takes to pay the price of leadership, how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, and, with his book, The Courage to Succeed, provides wisdom on having the heart to endure and stay in the game long enough to learn the skills and win.
December 08, 2020
Episode 106- Ed Schein and Peter Schein - Leaders on Leadership
Leadership can be lonely, but only if you make it so. Offering fresh insights of the price to pay for being a leader, Dr. Tracey Jones interviews Dr. Ed Schein, the professor of Organization Studies Emeritus at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his son, Peter Schein. Together they talk about their book, Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling, which they are re-releasing after seven years. Sometimes, many leaders feel like it’s only them against everything. However, now more than ever, leadership has evolved into a team sport. Ed and Peter dive deep into that by discussing how leaders need not have all the answers come from them alone—they can simply and humbly ask for it. Join in on this discussion to get a peek into Ed and Peter’s updated book, what to do with loneliness and wariness as a leader, and more.
December 01, 2020
Episode 105 - Zarif Sahin - Leaders on Leadership
If there is one thing true leaders know about leadership, it is that being a leader is not all sunshine and butterflies. You have to pay the price to earn your position, and no, it is in no way monetary or power-related. Sharing her own share of struggles as a leader and how she rose above them all, Zarif Sahin, the founder of the American Dream Team at Keller Williams in Dulles, joins Dr. Tracey Jones in this episode. Together, they explore the many ways loneliness and abandonment can be felt in the leadership role and how one can get past them with communication, humility, clarity on vision, and more.
November 24, 2020
Episode 113 – Carol Kaemmerer – Leaders on Leadership
As more and more businesses utilize digital tools to build their online presence, you can just imagine how tough it can be for a leader leading in that space. Carol Kaemmerer, an internationally recognized executive branding expert, speaker, and author of the award-winning book, LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive, joins host Dr. Tracey Jones to share what she has to say about paying the price of leadership. She taps into the cure for loneliness, weariness, and feelings of abandonment and shares what she does to stay focused and gain clarity for the next great thing. Join Carol in this episode, where she shares more timeless insights and truths that will surely provide comfort to those struggling with being a leader and more.
November 19, 2020
Episode 104 - Peter Greer - Leaders on Leadership
We all have our moments as leaders sometimes. However, without knowing it, we get into this Us versus Them mindset that we can’t help but create that self-imposed divide between us and the people around us. This is a different price to pay in leadership that we brought on ourselves. Providing a unique spin on the wisdom from the book, Price of Leadership, Peter Greer, the President and CEO of HOPE International, joins Dr. Tracey Jones in this episode. Here, he talks about self-imposed loneliness and weariness and what he does, not only in his professional life but in his personal as well, to help get past them. As the author of Mission Drift, Peter then gives us a peek into his book, sharing some wisdom on how we can avoid drifting away from our mission as our business goes to new levels and takes on new devils.
November 17, 2020
Episode 103 - Leadership Lessons From Music: The Power Of Listening With Stephen Kohler
One of the best attributes of a good leader is their ability to listen well. What better way to explain this than musical metaphors? In this episode, Dr. Tracey Jones sits down with Stephen Kohler, the founder and CEO of Audira, an experiential CEO coaching and leadership organization that uses musicality and interactiveness to teach leaders the power of true listening. Here, Stephen shares with us the importance of listening for leaders, taking lessons learned from music on balance and staying focused, and applying it to your team. He also talks about the price had to pay for leadership—from loneliness and weariness to abandonment things in between—and how he is overcoming them.
November 10, 2020
Episode 101 – Jerry Bellune – Leaders on Leadership
Our guest today is Jerry Bellune, an editor, reporter, newspaper owner, and publisher, and former president of the South Carolina Press Association. With decades of reporting and business experience, Jerry has an excellent take on what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. LINKS The Price of Leadership *As an Amazon Associate, Tremendous Leadership earns from qualifying purchases.* QUOTES “I always connected above me and below me so I never felt alone.” – Jerry Bellune “I not only want to take care of my brain but I want to take care of my body.” – Jerry Bellune “If you want someone else to clean the grease traps, you better be willing to do it yourself.” – Jerry Bellune “When you hire people, design the job that you want them to do as if you were going to do it yourself.” – Jerry Bellune
October 28, 2020
Bonus – Leaders are Readers – Laws of Leadership (TT)
Charlie “Tremendous” Jones closed out this segment with a segment on his favorite books, and why it is critical to take up the regular practice of reading. You don’t have to be smart to read, but it is smart to read, and will give you the matter for your thoughts to flow easily toward resolutions. Listen in to this episode of the Throwback Thursday segment of the Tremendous Leadership podcast. Links: Three Spiritual Classics by A. W. Tozer Life is Tremendous Laws of Leadership Download Laws of Leadership DVD Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at *As an Amazon Associate, Tremendous Leadership earns from qualifying purchases.* Quotes: “Thinking without reading is like swimming without water.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “In the world there is one man who stands respected. It isn’t Jesus, I wish it was. It’s Lincoln.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Lincoln learned to read as a boy. He learned to think when he got older. Since he learned to think, he learned to laugh at his heartaches.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “God teaches us to love reading.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The secret of a successful marriage is commitment.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Your problems don’t go away when you laugh, but it does make you look at them differently.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
October 22, 2020
Episode 100 – Jeff Brown – Leaders on Leadership
On our very special episode 100 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, Dr. Tracey Jones interviews a very appropriately congruent guest. Jeff Brown is an award-winning radio producer and personality and a former nationally syndicated morning show host. After over 25 years in the radio and music industries, Jeff went boss-free in 2013 and launched the Read to Lead podcast, a four-time Best Business Podcast nominee. Jeff has interviewed hundreds of industry-leading authors including Seth Godin, Simon Sinek, John Maxwell, Liz Wiseman, Chris Hogan, Brian Tracy, Nancy Duarte, and Alan Alda. LINKS The Price of Leadership *As an Amazon Associate, Tremendous Leadership earns from qualifying purchases.* QUOTES “My mindset used to be leadership was all in a title, had to be earned, and due to the title others had to do what you told them to do. Quite frankly, that didn’t turn out so well.” – Jeff Brown “It all starts with goal setting.” – Jeff Brown “I think of my year in 12 week time blocks.” – Jeff Brown “I am not afraid to ask others for advice.” – Jeff Brown
October 21, 2020
Episode 99 – Motivated to Motivating – Laws of Leadership (TT)
For episode 99 of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast, Charlie "Tremendous" Jones talks us through the difference between being 'motivated' and 'motivating'. Get ready to shift your perspective as Charlie explains why you want to be the prior. Links: Life is Tremendous Laws of Leadership Download Laws of Leadership DVD Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at *As an Amazon Associate, Tremendous Leadership earns from qualifying purchases.* Quotes: “Would you rather be a miserable, successful motivator or a happy, motivated flop?” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Don’t ever try to be a motivator at the expectation of being motivated.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you’re motivated, you’ll be motivating. If you’re motivating, you’ll be a motivator.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The greatest asset a man can have is a miserable wife.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Whatever you got, GOOD! Because your job is to do what you’re supposed to do.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you’re going to get your motivation, you need to commit your life that you’ll never give up.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Learn to be motivated to escape acting motivated.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
October 15, 2020
Episode 98 – Mitzi Perdue – Leaders on Leadership
Our Tremendous guest today is Mitzi Perdue. Mitzi is a businesswoman, author, and a master story teller. She holds degrees from Harvard University and George Washington University, is a past president of the 35,000 member American Agri-Women and was one of the U.S. Delegates to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi. She currently writes for the Academy of Women’s Health, and GEN, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. Mitzi Perdue is the daughter of one business titan and the wife of another. Her father was President and Co-Founder of the Sheraton Hotel Chain and her husband was the poultry magnate, Frank Perdue. Mitzi can share leadership secrets that only a daughter or wife would know. LINKS How to Be Up in Down Times Free sample of Mitzi’s book: The Price of Leadership *As an Amazon Associate, Tremendous Leadership earns from qualifying purchases.* QUOTES “My father taught me you can get by without a lot of friends.” – Mitzi Perdue “Disciplined seems to be the word.” – Mitzi Perdue “I’m 79 and proud of it!” – Mitzi Perdue “It’s absolutely essential to give yourself respite.” – Mitzi Perdue “If the outside’s a mess, it will affect the inside.” – Mitzi Perdue “One of the things I remember from Don Tyson is ‘I don’t have time to have a bad time, I just can’t fit it into my schedule’.” – Mitzi Perdue “They say to just be yourself, but it can take months of practice and learning in order to let your best you shine through.” – Mitzi Perdue
October 14, 2020
Episode 97 – Production to Perfection – Laws of Leadership (TT)
If you’re going to do anything, you’ve gotta do it right! Or do nothing at all… Charlie breaks down his take on production to perfection in today’s throwback Thursday episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast. Episode 97 features Charlie “Tremendous” Jones discussing one of the seven laws of leadership as found in his best-selling title, Life is Tremendous. Links: Life is Tremendous University of Success by Og Mandino Laws of Leadership Download Laws of Leadership DVD Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at *As an Amazon Associate, Tremendous Leadership earns from qualifying purchases.* Quotes: “When I do anything, I do it right. When I can’t do it right, I do nothing.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “You wanna be successful? Cram 50 years of failure into 15.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “I know we can’t do it, but we’ve got to try!” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
October 08, 2020
Episode 96 – Richmond Wandera – Leaders on Leadership
Are there cultural differences to good leadership? Dr. Richmond Wandera of the Pastor Discipleship Network shares insights on leading through struggles, keeping your eyes on the vision, and whether the vision should change or stay the same. Richmond is President at Pastors Discipleship Network, Pastor at NewLife Church, Leader, Speaker, and advocate, and on episode 96 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, he shares what it takes to pay the price of leadership. LINKS Contact Dr. Richmond Wandera if you are able to partner with richmondug(at) The Price of Leadership QUOTES “Those in leadership face the challenge of twice lonely. They need to meet the needs of their people, but also drink of their own remedy.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera “Loneliness is not only relational.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera “It’s not always obvious to a leader that they’re lonely.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera “The nature of leadership is that you are a shepherd that cares for the sheep.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera “True leadership is leaving the 99 to look for the one lost.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera “Every six months I go off to pray and receive my vision statement.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera “The vision must not be written in rock. You must look at it again.” – Dr. Richmond Wandera
October 07, 2020
Episode 95 – Off to New York – Talkin Tremendous
SPARK launched a month ago, so where is it now? The SPARK Course launched but I didn’t get to sign-up… is there going to be a second run? Dr. Tracey Jones addresses the first month of SPARK’s release and shares about her exciting trip today to New York City to celebrate! Links: Interview with Mark Victor Hansen: SPARK on Amazon: SPARK and the SPARK Course at Tremendous Leadership:
October 06, 2020
Episode 94 – Give to Get – Laws of Leadership (TT)
For episode 94 of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy the Tremendous Charlie Jones discussing how to work the law of Give to Get. Sit back and listen to the vintage wisdom of Charlie “Tremendous” Jones with his unique twist on this common phrase. Links: Laws of Leadership Download Laws of Leadership DVD Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at Quotes: “Give to Get.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you give to get, you’re trading.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Give so you can get a greater capacity to give so you can give more!” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “You have to be careful about what you hear and what it should mean.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Give because you’ve been given.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “There aren’t any greatest verses, they’re all Tremendous!” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
October 01, 2020
Episode 93 – Brock Culpepper – Leaders on Leadership
Episode 93 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast features Brock Culpepper. Brock Culpepper is the Director of Learning within a Fortune 500 organization. He has been in that space for 20 years, with passions in professional development, creativity/innovation/multi-media, and community service. Brock also served in bi-vocational ministry for over 20 years and now volunteers with Redeemed Ministries, a recovery program for those battling addiction. Listen for insights from Brock on what it takes to pay the price of leadership. LINKS The Price of Leadership QUOTES “If you’re not a servant leader, you need to question whether you should be a leader or not.” – Brock Culpepper “I’m a firm believer in the principle of reciprocity. You reap what you sow.” – Brock Culpepper “If I don’t invest in myself, I don’t have anything to give to anyone else.” – Brock Culpepper “I’m not just interested in connecting people with content, I am interested in connecting people with other people so they can go on learning journeys together.” – Brock Culpepper “Have a respectful persistence.” – Brock Culpepper “People can follow you out of duty, but if people can follow you out of impassioned devotion, then you have something special.” – Brock Culpepper “Like 2020 vision, but when it comes to people in an organization, you have to get a lot closer than 20 feet to see what’s going on.” – Brock Culpepper “I do a value survey to find out what’s important to employees so if we come to a place of conflict, I already have a template for addressing that conflict.” – Brock Culpepper “If you as the leader have to have credit for everything, your employees are going to resent you.” – Brock Culpepper
September 30, 2020
Episode 92 – Get Excited about Work and Reading – Laws of Leadership (TT)
In episode 92 of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast, listen and laugh as you enjoy a segment on the first Law of Leadership: Work. In this Throwback Thursday treat, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones tells us about the importance of getting excited about work and reading. Links: Laws of Leadership Download Laws of Leadership DVD Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at Quotes: “Don’t kid yourself, all work stinks!” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “You are the same today you’ll be five years from now except for two things; the people you meet and the books that you read.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “How do you have self-confidence? I hope you never find it.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Anytime you see a word with ‘self’ in front of it you better look to the Lord.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “I love motivation, and I love motivated people, but I have to say in my own life, the greatest things have come from the scriptures.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
September 24, 2020
Episode 91 – Latonya Brock – Leaders on Leadership
Latonya Brock is the Executive Director of the Quincy, IL Chamber of Commerce, and runs Latonya Brock Ministries. Latonya has been in corporate leadership for over 20 years. Her passion is empowering others, building community, and Diversity & Inclusion. You don’t want to miss this episode of our Tremendous Leadership segment Leaders on Leadership. LINKS The Price of Leadership QUOTES “You can’t always tell your team exactly what you feel, and you don’t want to take your work home with you either.” – Latonya Brock “Even in this polarized space we’re in now, we as leaders have to take care of ourselves.” – Latonya Brock “Make a prioritized list of what’s important. If it doesn’t fit on that list, the answer has to be no.” – Latonya Brock “Take inventory on your life in order to stay focused.” – Latonya Brock “We have to make sure we aren’t expecting other people to be responsible for the vision that we have.” – Latonya Brock “It’s not that they support you, but you can’t hold others responsible for what you are supposed to do.” – Latonya Brock “In leading others, look for opportunities for transferrable skills.” – Latonya Brock “Just because you see it doesn’t mean other people see it.” – Latonya Brock “If we have missed opportunities, we have missed the time.” – Latonya Brock “You may have been asked to do something in a way no one else has done it, be the change.” – Latonya Brock
September 23, 2020
Episode 90 – Work – Laws of Leadership (TT)
In episode 90 of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast, listen and laugh as you enjoy a segment on the first Law of Leadership: WORK. In this Throwback Thursday treat, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones tells us the reality of prayer and whether working when you’re getting paid counts. Links: Laws of Leadership Download Laws of Leadership DVD Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at Quotes: “I used to say ‘God, why don’t you give me what I deserve?’ I don’t ask that anymore.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If the saints pray before they leap, they will still get a happy head crack.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “We can all pray, but if you leap you’re still coming down.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The first law of leadership is work.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “There were times I slept on my desk, but I still almost went to the poorhouse.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “There must be two kinds of work.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Work you do to get paid is not really work.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The real work is learning to get excited about getting the work done.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
September 17, 2020
Episode 89 – Alec Stern – Leaders on Leadership
For episode 89 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, we dive into our Leaders on Leadership podcast by interviewing the brilliant Alec Stern. Alec Stern is an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor, and investor. He has become known as "America's Startup Success Expert" for performing hundreds of keynote speeches worldwide, for his popular sessions, and a 2-time Visionary Award winner at top conferences.  He's been a co-founder or founding team member of 8 startups with 5 exits - 2 IPOs and 3 acquisitions. As a primary member of Constant Contact's founding team, Alec was one of the original 3 who started the company in an attic. Alec was with the company for 18 years from start-up to IPO, to a $1.1 Billion-dollar acquisition. Listen in for Tremendous insights on leadership and real-world application.   Links:  More about Alec  Tremendous Leadership podcast  The Price of Leadership    Quotes:  “If you’re a leader, you will lead regardless of what you’re called.” – Alec Stern  “It becomes lonely when you are giving off responsibilities of certain areas.” – Alec Stern  “Creating opportunity means giving something up in order to start something new.” – Alec Stern  “When you start something in Venture Capital, typically the board is going to bring someone in who is going to be the adult supervision.” – Alec Stern  “When I meet startups, there are red flags that I look out for. If there is one person in charge trying to do it all, or if there are three people all trying to run the business.” – Alec Stern  “You have to be flexible when working in a startup environment.” – Alec Stern  “We have to seek counsel about our obstacles.” – Alec Stern  “You have to develop the muscle memory to knock down your obstacles.” – Alec Stern  “When you get established in your own lane, the challenges don’t go away, they get bigger.” – Alec Stern  “It’s hard to look at it from a 10,000 foot perspective when you’re in the weeds.” – Alec Stern  “It’s one thing to show up, but it’s another to be present and participate.” – Alec Stern  “Hire your replacement.” – Alec Stern  “If we’re going to have a vision conversation, we have to have a mission conversation.” – Alec Stern
September 16, 2020
Anchor: Episode 88 – Speak to the Heart – Communication 2/2 (TT)
In episode 88 of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast, we enjoy the second of a two part series from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ speech on Communication. In this Throwback Thursday treat, Charlie tells it to us straight. Learn the importance of learning to Speak to the Heart as a leader. Links: Communication mp3 of Charlie’s speech is available at Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at As a Man Thinketh Acres of Diamonds Quotes: “If you’re going to lead people, you better get them laughing.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Speak to the heart. Let them see with their heart what they know with their mind.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The beautiful part about thinking a truth with your mind is seeing how little you know about what you just discovered.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The secret of a successful marriage is commitment.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
September 10, 2020
Episode 87 – Ann McNeill – Leaders on Leadership
In episode 87 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, we jump into a Leaders on Leadership segment featuring Tremendous Ann McNeill. Ann is the President/CEO of one of South Florida’s few African American-female owned construction companies. MCO Construction (MCO) was founded 40 years ago and is still one of the leading minority firms in South Florida in the area of construction management and project controls. MCO construction has worked on a majority of the flagship projects in South Florida, such as The Miami Airlines Arena, The Marlins Ballpark, The Miami International Airport, The Miami Science Museum, The Miami Children’s Courthouse and many more. Demonstrative of being a female licensed general contractor, Ann discovered that women in the construction business were far and few between. She strongly believed that a network of women in construction needed to be created. As a result, Ann started The National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC). The association was created to help build a pipeline for black women in the public sector, black women in the private sector, black women entrepreneurs and young ladies in school. She is also President of MCO Consulting, Inc., a consulting company that provides outreach, monitoring and compliance for private sector firms that work on public sector land. Links: More about Ann’s daughter Ann’s books: The McNeill Factor: How to Start and Run a Successful MasterMind Group How to Raise a Baby Billionaire A Date with Myself: A Daily Journal Ann’s Recommended books: A Message to Garcia Think and Grow Rich How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey Quotes: “As leaders, the loneliness is driven by many areas of our business and life.” – Ann McNeill “If we don’t have a vision as a leader, loneliness sinks in.” – Ann McNeill “One of the ways to overcome loneliness is to have a plan about what is most important.” – Ann McNeill “Weariness begins mentally, but spreads through the body and spirit.” – Ann McNeill “The internal growth is in the abandonment of letting things go.” – Ann McNeill “Start with the end in mind; the vision of what’s possible.” – Ann McNeill “You must have a dream to have a dream come true.” – Ann McNeill “Invest. Invest in yourself, but also invest in financial empowerment information.” – Ann McNeill
September 09, 2020
Episode 86 – Breakthrough Speaking – Talkin Tremendous
In leadership, public speaking is a crucial skill to tackle and master. In episode 86 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, Dr. Tracey Jones discusses our Life-Changing Classic, Breakthrough Speaking by Mark Sanborn. The real motivation behind speaking is Action, Action, Action which you can learn about by picking up your copy today. Links: Breakthrough Speaking 10 Life-Changing Classics 32 Life-Changing Classics Quotes from Breakthrough Speaking by Mark Sanborn: Before you approach the lectern or the microphone you must know why you are there. If you really want to inspire others to action through speaking, you must first be inspired to speak by your own belief in what you are doing—your philosophy of speaking. The real hard work that goes into a presentation should take place before you step up to the podium. The world is filled with ordinary people doing and saying extraordinary things a highly polished presentation is good, but it is critically important that the speaker’s humanity shows through.
September 08, 2020
Episode 85 – Think – Communication 1/2 (TT)
In episode 85 of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast, we enjoy the first of a two part series from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones’ speech on Communication. In this Throwback Thursday treat, sit back and have your thought patterns shifted to understand the importance of listening less and thinking more. Charlie teaches us all how to change our mindset when square in the center of facing a problem. Links: Communication mp3 of Charlie’s speech is available at Learn more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones at Pick up the Charlie “Tremendous” Jones bundle at Quotes: “I’d like us to think about how to speak to the heart and not the mind.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “What you hear never does you must good. If what you hear does you any good then you should be much better than you are.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “One of the greatest lessons in life is learning to listen less and think more.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “While you’re in the center of a problem, ask yourself why is this?” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “People weren’t listening because I had a bad habit of talking to people’s ears.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you’re communicating, you need to learn to go to the heart and not the head.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “First I go to the heart, then to the ears, then to the eyes.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Do you know why my wife is so brutal to me? Because she’s not on commissions.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
September 03, 2020
Episode 84 – Dr. Ken Kemper – Leaders on Leadership
Today on episode 84 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast with Dr. Tracey Jones we welcome guest Dr. Ken Kemper. Ken is the President of Grace Christian University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ken is a visionary leader who inspires growth and action based on character and transcendent principles. In today’s episode, Dr. Ken Kemper talks about the reality of leadership, how to get advice across different industries, and how to set a healthy culture in your organization. Links: The Price of Leadership Necessary Endings by Dr. Henry Cloud The Motive by Patrick Lencioni Quotes: “When you are a new leader, you come in with new eyes and a new vision.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “In a new environment you must make efforts to understand.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “Noone’s doing it, so I’m going to do it. Taking action is being a leader.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “When COVID hit, I called Christians who are business owners for advice on making a one year vision and critical path.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “Don’t let your weariness become an emotional, exhausted weariness.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “Wisdom and discernment have a lot to do with our emotional intelligence, intellectual intelligence, and spiritual intelligence.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “When I’m put in a place by God Almighty to lead, I answer absolutely to him of how I handle that stewardship.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “Dealing with behavioral issues always changes the culture.” – Dr. Ken Kemper “As a leader I know how people are going to behave and act because we’ve practiced.” – Dr. Ken Kemper
September 02, 2020
Episode 83 – SPARK Launch Day – Talkin Tremendous
On today's episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, Dr. Tracey C Jones discusses the basis of her book on release day - SPARK: 5 Essentials to Ignite the Greatness Within.  You may be thinking, ‘Tracey, there is nothing new under the sun. I’ve seen books like yours before, but what’s the point?’ I feel you. I know where you are, because I’ve been there! I’ve had to pause and reevaluate every area of my life: physical, spiritual, mental, professional, relational, and familial. It was good, but not as Tremendous as it could be! If you have ever thought, ‘Why not me? Why not now?’ then SPARK is for you! In SPARK, we are diving into first grasping the concept of Imago Dei. It isn’t delusions of grandeur, it is recognizing the god seed in you. Just getting started is the hardest part! The last 3 years of my doctoral work was unpacking what our purpose here on this earth is all about, and how to live that out. Let’s unfold what already exists within you. Links: offer September 1, 2020 – SPARK ebook for 99 cents)
September 01, 2020
Episode 82 – Excelling into New Millenium (TT)
In episode 82 of the Tremendous Leadership podcast we feature a segment of Charlie speaking at the Excelling into New Millenium Jim Rohn event back in 2001. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones kisses books, tells jokes, and gets you with those gut punches of truth he was so well known for. Links: Excelling into New Millenium Humor is Tremendous Tremendous Downloads More about Charlie Quotes: “How many of you have business cards? Quit wasting your money! What’s wrong with you!” “The battle is always still self-discipline.” “When they slam the door in your face, don’t shove your foot in, shove your head in so you can keep talking.” “There’s no excitement in selling, but you can put a lot in it if you want to.” “I don’t care what you think.” “Find someone to read with. Reading by yourself is okay, but reading with someone and to someone is even better.” “It’s normal to be depressed now and then. You don’t need a tranquilizer, you need to help someone else.” “Please, no applause. Buy some books.”
August 27, 2020
Episode 81 – Leon Drennan – Leaders on Leadership
In today’s episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast with Dr. Tracey Jones, Tracey interviews Leon Drennan who holds over 30 years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry, coaching, and consulting. Leon’s 31 years of proven leadership was spent in the constantly-changing world of for-profit health care. Leon spent much of his career leading people and designing organizations to create good work for his teams. Listen in to hear Leon’s brilliant description of vision and much more. Links: People: Your Greatest Asset or Biggest Headache? By Leon Drennan 20/20 Leadership: A 40 Year Career in Hindsight By Leon Drennan The Power of Purpose and Priorities: Leading the Way By Leon Drennan Empowering Progress By Leon Drennan Pick up your copy of The Price of Leadership Quotes: “Loneliness is when no one understands what you’re going through right now.” – Leon Drennan “Negative stress wears you out mentally and physically, and negative stress is what kills you.” – Leon Drennan “I understand what you can’t do, but tell me what you can do… tell me what you should do.” – Leon Drennan “Focus on what is helpful and high priority.” – Leon Drennan “Impact what you can and be satisfied by that.” – Leon Drennan “Vision is a picture of a better future.” – Leon Drennan “What are the priorities that need to be cast in order to achieve your vision?” – Leon Drennan “If your vision isn’t clear enough to make some people mad, it isn’t clear enough.” – Leon Drennan “I get clarity in prayer when I get quiet. If I need to know the future, I need to ask.” – Leon Drennan “Companies often do a SWOT analysis as part of a routine, but if you do that well you get clarity.” – Leon Drennan “God told Moses how to empower people.” – Leon Drennan “Set people up to make progress.” – Leon Drennan “If you can’t measure it you can’t manage it.” – Jack Wells “Managers first ask ‘how do I get people to do this?’ but quickly turn to ‘how do I make people do this?’”. – Leon Drennan
August 26, 2020
Episode 80 – Bradford, You’re Fired! – Talkin Tremendous
Why would you read the story of a lazy, drunk, salesman? The greatest challenge in your time at an organization is providing enough value to justify their keeping you. The best way to show this as shown in “Bradford, You’re Fired!” is firing the poor qualities of yourself and instead encouraging your super-self. Links: “Bradford, You’re Fired!” 10 Life-Changing Classics 32 Life-Changing Classics Quotes from “Bradford, You’re Fired!” “I’d talk with him whenever I could, get him to believing that the success of the business depended on his efforts. And, Bradford—I’d give that man so much work to do that he would have no time to loaf on his job, no time to find temptations, and no time for temptations to find him. I’d make work for him—to keep him going hard. Then if there was anything in him, it would crop out.” “I have every confidence in you. It’s a great thing to have the confidence of the boss. I’m going to be a hard boss, for I have your interest at heart. If you know this, and realize this, I believe you will succeed. After all, the success of any business depends on the boss and his relations with his employees.” “And in this story of my rise, you may find the secret of success. If you have not succeeded, it is your own fault.” “You are the boss of your self, of the Super-self, the inner man who waits to serve you.”
August 25, 2020
Episode 79 – Vision – Leadership 5/5 (TT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 5 of 5 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Leadership” covers the transformative power of reading, the power of thankfulness, and the only way to receive vision. Links: MP4 of Leadership: Wit & Wisdom of General George Patton Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones The Price of Leadership: Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “When you begin to think, the Lord begins to show you wonderful things about life, long before you know him.” “Even when Abraham Lincoln wasn’t a Christian, he read the Bible.” “When I get you reading books that hold great truths, I guarantee you will have something great happen in your life that will never happen if you don’t read.” “God gives us incentives and rewards us whether you like it or not. “Did you ever notice it’s hard to get grass to grow in the lawn, but weeds will grow up through concrete? That’s like your mind.” “You can’t pay the price of leadership without vision.” “Vision is seeing things as they are, which you can only do by God’s grace.” “The first mark of greatness in your life, is thankfulness.” “An attitude of gratitude flavors everything you do.” “If we don’t learn to be happy when we don’t have anything, we won’t be happy when we have everything.” “I am so glad that by God’s grace, he has allowed me to be a Christian.”
August 20, 2020
Episode 78 – Mark Carter – Leaders on Leadership
This episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast features Dr. Tracey C Jones interviewing Pastor Mark Carter. Mark Carter is a church planter, founder of, and serves as Lead Pastor of Fierce Church. Carter is passionate about equipping up-and-coming leaders with God's Word so that they can have greater confidence, improved leadership instincts, and a deep connection to Jesus. Listen in to hear how Mark has paid the Price of Leadership. Links: The Price of Leadership Quotes: “Jesus knew what it was like to have the friends from his hometown try to throw him off a cliff.” – Mark Carter “I have to have enough distance to be able to make the call a lot of people aren’t going to want you to make.” – Mark Carter “Sometimes I don’t have to give vision, I have to get my people around compelling vision.” – Mark Carter “When is it smart for me to break instead of when I have to take a break or I’m going to die.” – Mark Carter “Equip followers to do things so I can focus on the things I need to do.” – Mark Carter “The rested are smart and strong.” – Mark Carter “We don’t know if we’ll be around in a year so.” – Mark Carter “The purpose is to get God the glory.” – Mark Carter “There are days that are so dark that I have to bring out my phone a friend list to have someone scrape me off the pavement.” – Mark Carter
August 19, 2020
Episode 77 – Books are Tremendous – Talkin Tremendous
Books are Tremendous is one of our favorite Life-Changing Classics edited by Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. In today’s episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast with Dr. Tracey Jones, Tracey explains her own awakening to personal development through reading. Books are Tremendous explains the transformational power of books, what books really do for us, and how they are a direct link to the past. Links: Books are Tremendous: Box Set of all 32 Life-Changing Classics 10 Life-Changing Classics Bundle Charlie “Tremendous” Jones Bundle Business Leaders Bundle Dose of History Bundle Quotes from Books Are Tremendous: “You require accurate, condensed, reliable, standard books, and should make sure that you get them.” – Charles Haddon Spurgeon “Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.” – Sir Francis Bacon “Finishing a good book is like leaving a good friend.” – William Feather “A good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.” – Henry David Thoreau “The foolishest book is a kind of leaky boat on a sea of wisdom; some of the wisdom will get in anyhow.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes “These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice… and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart.” – Gilbert Highet “Women are by nature fickle, and so are men. Not so with books, for books cannot change.” – Eugene Field “When you read a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.” – Clifton Fadiman
August 18, 2020
Episode 76 – Abandonment – Leadership 4/5 (TT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 4 of 5 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Leadership” covers the necessity of abandoning the things you want and like to do for the things you ought to do. Links: MP4 of Leadership: How to Win Friends and Influence People Victorious Christian Living Victorious Christian Service Lectures to My Students The Pilgrim’s Progress Arabian Nights Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones The Price of Leadership: Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The world is what’s wrong with it, the Christian says what’s right about it.” “The mark of a Christian is the light sheds the old.” “Do you want to do, or do you do what you ought to do.” “You are the same today as you’ll be five years from now except for two things, the people you meet and the books you read.” “Do you want to know how to get old and bitter? Practice while you’re young.” “Victorious Living is the book that taught me to never let my life see me discouraged again.” “Who’s done more harm in a church? A drunk or a discouraged saint?” “Christians seem to be going crazy over self-esteem and self-image. “There’s one name that’s respected universally, Abraham Lincoln.” “Abraham Lincoln had only one thing. He read.” “When Abraham Lincoln learned how to read, he learned how to think.”
August 13, 2020
Episode 75 – Mark Victor Hansen – Leaders on Leadership
Buckle up for this episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, because Mark Victor Hansen is about to tell you how it is. Mark Victor Hansen is probably best known as the co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sales, with over 500 millions books sold. Mark also worked his way into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, and entrepreneurial marketing maven, creating a stream of successful people who have created massive success for themselves through Mark’s unique teachings and wisdom. With his endearing charismatic style, Mark captures his audience’s attention as well as their hearts. Having spoken to over 6000 audiences world-wide with his one-of-a-kind technique and masterful authority of his work, time and again he continues to receive high accolades from his audiences as one of the most dynamic and compelling speakers and leaders of our time. Links: One Minute Millionaire ASK!: The Bridge from your Dreams to your Destiny I Seem to be a Verb Utopia or Oblivion Education Automation You Have A Book In You Course: The Power of Focus As A Man Thinketh Acres of Diamonds Quotes: “You have to be unique, your message has to be transformational, and it has to be inevitable.” – Mark Victor Hansen “The people who don’t understand the concept of do unto others, are lacking in self-love.” – Mark Victor Hansen “As a leader, you first need to lead yourself to be the highest and best.” – Mark Victor Hansen “Real leadership is principle leadership.” – Mark Victor Hansen “Everybody has a phenomenal destiny.” – Mark Victor Hansen “People who READ, THINK. People who THINK, QUESTION.” – Mark Victor Hansen “How do you predict someone could lead an orchestration?” – Mark Victor Hansen “If you write, you become wise, refined, and defined.” – Mark Victor Hansen “You write a book, but 90% of it is marketing and selling it.” – Mark Victor Hansen “The only time I can feel abandoned is if I abandon myself.” – Mark Victor Hansen “I want every kid to be a loved kid.” – Mark Victor Hansen “There’s always a way.” – Mark Victor Hansen “Everything is a system that has an inside and outside.” – Mark Victor Hansen “I’ve sold two billion dollars worth of books, but I’ve done a billion dollars of licensing.” – Mark Victor Hansen “SYSTEM: Save YourSelf Time Energy and Money.” – Mark Victor Hansen “The goal is to change Victimhood to Victorhood.” – Mark Victor Hansen
August 12, 2020
Episode 74 – As A Man Thinketh – Talkin Tremendous
In this episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast, Dr. Tracey Jones discusses one of the best Life-Changing Classics, As A Man Thinketh. This wonderful little book by James Allen intensely shows the power of what you think and how it affects your life. Links: As A Man Thinketh 10 Life-Changing Classics 32 Life-Changing Classics Quotes from As A Man Thinketh: Your character is the sum of your thoughts; man is made or unmade by himself. Forget the weapons that destroy yourself or craft the tools that build your earthly and heavenly mansion. Thought and character are one. Until thought is linked with purpose there is no intelligent accomplishment. A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. You cannot travel within and stand still without. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
August 11, 2020
Episode 75 – The Price of Weariness – Leadership 3/5 (TT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 3 of 5 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Leadership” covers priorities in work and faith. Links: MP4 of Leadership: Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones The Price of Leadership: Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “It takes a person who realizes you’ll never be strong, but by God’s grace, even when you give up, you don’t give up.” “When Christ becomes more real, your friends become further away.” “Get away from it all? I’m trying to get into it all.” “There’s a difference between being bored weary and work weary.” “The mark of a great Christian is a thick skin and a soft heart.” “The harder you work, the more redemptive power He’ll give you.” “Whether you have ten people helping you or nobody helping you, you’re going to be weary.”
August 06, 2020
Episode 72 – Frank Shelton – Leaders on Leadership
On this episode of the Tremendous Leadership podcast segment, Leaders on Leadership, listen in for great insights on leading regardless of where you are with Frank Shelton. Frank Shelton was born in Washington DC. He worked two decades on Capitol Hill and served some of the most powerful politicians of our time. His ancestor hand carried President Abraham Lincoln from Ford’s Theater the evening of the assassination in 1865. Frank went from writing speeches for a Congressman to speaking all over the world. He was invited to speak to 700,000 in Nicaragua and three times preached to over 120,000 at Mandela Stadium in Uganda. He is an author, motivational speaker, international evangelist and an ambassador of Hope uniting folks of different walks of life. His weekly leadership podcast inspires folks coast to coast and around the world. He has served as a chaplain at three Olympics and he is the founder of Frank Shelton GLOBAL. Regardless, if homeless or Hollywood Frank and his team believe everyone is important. He speaks at school assemblies, corporate events and church services world-wide. He served five years on staff with the Billy Graham Evangelism Association and his mission statement is reaching the world ONE soul at a time. Frank shares HUMOR, celebrity impressions and captivating stories that encourage and inspire. He and his wife, Ruth reside in Maryland with their two kids, Hannah & Andrew. Links: - Faith events - Leadership & Schools Quotes: “Until you can get alone and hear the still, small voice, you’ll never be a voice to the masses.” – Frank Shelton “True leadership is not birthed in the microwave, it’s in the crock-pot.” – Frank Shelton “Even Jesus had a Judas.” – Frank Shelton “Not everyone in your crowd is in your corner.” – Frank Shelton “We don’t only feel wounded after a loss, we feel lonely after a win.” – Frank Shelton “If we keep working on our character in private, we will be able to live with ourselves in public.” – Frank Shelton “Leadership is lonely, it’s lovely, but loyalty goes a long way.” – Frank Shelton “If you have friends that are consistently bringing up your past, maybe it’s time for them to become your acquaintances.” – Frank Shelton “Weariness is not your enemy. It is your friend you have failed to appreciate.” – Frank Shelton
August 05, 2020
Episode 71 – Advantages of Poverty – Talkin Tremendous
Listen in as Dr. Tracey Jones discusses Advantages of Poverty, the dynamic little book by Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie enlightens the reader to the gospel of wealth. You will discover the attitude of selfless giving that motivated this innovative businessman who helped various communities, charities, and organizations to achieve greater success during his day. Links: Advantages of Poverty 10 Life-Changing Classics 32 Life-Changing Classics Quotes from Advantages of Poverty: “He said that he surrounded himself with assistants who knew more than he did—and he spurred them on to pile up millions for him. He was Scotch, but he wasn’t too Scotch. He let his partners share in his profits and he made more millionaires than any other man who has ever lived. For he declared it was a disgrace to die rich.” “The fundamental idea of the gospel of wealth is that surplus wealth should be considered as a sacred trust to be administered by those into whose hands it falls, during their lives, for the good of the community.” “Wealth is a curse to young men, and poverty a blessing.” “Giving the one tenth—the tithe—is easy. The true disciple of the gospel of wealth has to pass far beyond that stage.” “The real question is not how much we ought to give away, but how much we dare retain for our own gratification.” “There is really no true charity except that which will help others to help themselves, and place within the reach of the aspiring the means to climb.” “Common humanity impels us to provide for the actual wants of human beings— to see, through our poor laws, that none die of starvation, and to provide comfortable shelter, clothing, and instruction, which should, however, always be dependent upon work performed.”
August 04, 2020
Episode 70 – True Failure – Leadership 2/5 (TBT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 2 of 5 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Leadership” covers our own beloved Dr. Tracey Jones having a rear end rash, and how it relates to the necessity to take authority over your proper areas in life. Links: Full MP4 of Leadership: Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones The Price of Leadership: Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “I never made a right decision in my life, but nobody ever found out.” “Nobody failed at anything til he blamed somebody else.” “I do not believe in talking anything over with somebody who hasn’t paid the price I am willing to pay, or done the thing I am willing to do.” “You know why women are really running the church? It’s because papa wont POP.” “Did you ever hear of psychological warfare? The communists didn’t invent it, my wife did.” “There’s some things you have to do on your own.” “When you grow, it has to be your decision, because you’re going to grow alone.” “Make a decision, make it yours, and die by it.” “I wanna quit in the morning, I wanna quit at noon, I wanna quit at night.” “The most natural thing in the world when you’re stretching your capacity is you’ll wanna quit.” “Just because you want to quit, doesn’t mean you have to quit.”
July 30, 2020
Episode 69 – Rachael Robertson – Leaders on Leadership
Rachael Robertson is the author of the best-selling book ‘Leading on the Edge’, an account of leading a yearlong expedition to Antarctica. She has delivered over 1500 keynote presentations, remotely and in person, around the world on the topics of leadership and teamwork. Her latest book; ‘Respect trumps Harmony’ is out now. Listen in to this inspiring interview with Rachael Robertson to learn what makes leaders make a lasting impact. Links: Respect Trumps Harmony Leading on the Edge Quotes: “I’d rather regret what I did than regret what I didn’t do.” – Rachael Robertson “Leadership skills and capability can cross over any industry or sector.” – Rachael Robertson “Leadership is about creating more leaders, not more followers.” – Rachael Robertson “As a leader, everything you say takes on more volume.” – Rachael Robertson “Leadership is lonely, and you need to be aware of that.” – Rachael Robertson “Having just one person who has been where you are can make the difference.” – Rachael Robertson “No Triangles.” – Rachael Robertson “Part of my own resilience was creating a culture where people talk to each other.” – Rachael Robertson “Once I put the boundary there, they respected it.” – Rachael Robertson “My son actually gets in more trouble for answer shopping than anything else.” – Rachael Robertson “Little things drive us insane because they’re the symptom, and disrespect is the deeper issue.” – Rachael Robertson “Now is the time to reset the values and recalibrate the team.” – Rachael Robertson “The reason everyone has an opinion on this is because you asked everyone’s opinion.” – Rachael Robertson “I now know sometimes as the leader you have to make the decision without consultation.” – Rachael Robertson “My team didn’t rank me as a good leader because I delivered a program on time, on budget, or because I maintained the safety of 120 people. They’re thinking, that’s my job. What stood out to them were small moments.” – Rachael Robertson
July 29, 2020
Episode 68 – Acres of Diamonds – Talkin Tremendous
Acres of Diamonds was the most requested speech of Russell H. Conwell, who was known as the penniless millionaire. This famous speech helped countless individuals come into the knowledge of the meaning of true wealth and how to attain it without getting sidetracked by selfishness or greed. Tune in today to hear about the brilliancy found within the pages of Acres of Diamonds. Links: Acres of Diamonds Tremendous Leadership Life-Changing Classics Quotes from Acres of Diamonds by Russell Conwell: I know I am right; that the men and women sitting here, who found it difficult perhaps to buy a ticket to this lecture or gathering to-night, have within their reach “acres of diamonds,” opportunities to get largely wealthy. I say that you ought to get rich, and it is your duty to get rich. “Oh,” but says some young man here to-night, “I have been told all my life that if a person has money he is very dishonest and dishonorable and mean and contemptible.” My friend, that is the reason why you have none, because you have that idea of people. Money is power, and you ought to be reasonably ambitious to have it. You ought because you can do more good with it than you could without it. While we should sympathize with God’s poor—that is, those who cannot help themselves—let us remember there is not a poor person in the United States who was not made poor by his own shortcomings, or by the shortcomings of someone else. The man who says, “I cannot carry my religion into business” advertises himself either as being an imbecile in business, or on the road to bankruptcy, or a thief, one of the three, sure. You cannot trust a man with your money who cannot take care of his own. I have no more right to sell goods without making a profit on them than I have to overcharge him dishonestly beyond what they are worth. The moment a young man or woman gets more money than he or she has grown to by practical experience, that moment he has gotten a curse. It is no help to your children to leave them money, but if you leave them education, if you leave them Christian and noble character, if you leave them a wide circle of friends, if you leave them an honorable name, it is far better than that they should have money.
July 28, 2020
Episode 67 – Michael J. Gelb – Leaders on Leadership
Michael J. Gelb is the author of 17 books including the international bestseller How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, His books have been translated into 25 languages and have sold more than one million copies. Michael is a Senior Fellow of the Center for Humanistic Management the Gabelli School of Business and a member of the Leading People and Organizations Advisory Board. He serves as an executive leadership coach and consultant for high performers. Tune in and learn about how you can unleash your inner genius, and Michael’s brilliant insights on the Price of Leadership. Links: Michael’s Books: How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci Workbook Mastering the Art of Public Speaking The Healing Organization The Art of Connection Innovate Like Edison Creativity on Demand Brain Power Body Learning Quotes: “Leonardo da Vinci figured out early on that he needed to have a patron.” – Michael J. Gelb “Critical for long-term success is identifying allies, identifying mentors, and locating the people who get you and want to support you.” – Michael J. Gelb “You may have genius ideas, but if no one buys into your ideas, you may die penniless.” – Michael J. Gelb “The best way to match your energy is to have higher purpose.” – Michael J. Gelb “I’ve found this in my study of geniuses throughout history; they understand the importance of recovery, resilience, recharging, and resting.” – Michael J. Gelb “Fatal crashes are caused by one of two things; fatigue or lack psychological safety.” – Michael J. Gelb “Make sure everyone is well rested, and make sure you ask for their ideas regularly, and listen.” – Michael J. Gelb “There are three principles of geniuses; truth, beauty, and goodness.” – Michael J. Gelb “The key to the breakthrough of wisdom, is becoming aware of the habits that don’t serve you or your higher purpose – and freeing yourself from those habits.” – Michael J. Gelb “You can make behavioral shifts even before you’re in mental alignment with them.” – Michael J. Gelb “Find restorative practices.” – Michael J. Gelb “If you don’t believe in God, surrender to him anyways.” – Michael J. Gelb “Focusing on yourself is a loser’s game.” – Michael J. Gelb “The questions we ask everyday determine the quality of your life.” – Michael J. Gelb “Ask the question of, ‘how do I bring more truth, beauty, and goodness into the lives of others today?’” – Michael J. Gelb
July 27, 2020
Episode 66 – Katie Bulmer – Leaders on Leadership
Katie is an author and speaker to college women nationwide and host of the Truth for your Twenties podcast. Everything she does is with the heart, “Be who you needed when you were younger.” In today’s episode diving into the Price of Leadership, you will hear about Katie’s tremendously eye opening experience about God’s direction for her life, and the tangible steps she takes to stay on mission! Find out more about Katie at Instagram @katiebulmerlife Podcast: Website: Quotes: “My voice is valuable because I come at things from a different perspective.” – Katie Bulmer “There are other women who are doing what I am doing, but packaging it in a different way.” – Katie Bulmer “When the world is suffocating, I just get quiet.” – Katie Bulmer “You choose what you pour into your brain.” – Katie Bulmer “Just because you have a platform does not mean you are an expert in every controversial topic.” – Katie Bulmer “Social media can be good, but can also be used to bust a window.” – Katie Bulmer “You don’t have to be on every social media platform, just where your customer base is.” – Katie Bulmer “The biggest naysayer in my life is me.” – Katie Bulmer “You’re going to see what you’re looking for.” – Katie Bulmer “Fear doesn’t go away; you just keep walking.” – Katie Bulmer
July 24, 2020
Episode 65 – Cults of Leadership – Leadership 1/5 (TT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 1 of 5 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Leadership” covers who is a leader and how to make a decision. Links: MP4 of Leadership: Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes from Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The greatest challenge in life is to stop acting like a man and start being on.” “There are people in America who burn their lives out for a title, only not to know what to do with it when they get it.” “Everyone has a responsibility to lead something.” “The price of leadership begins with a thing called loneliness.” “Most people never figure out that most people are lonely.” “You’re born lonely, because God never wants you to rely on anybody but him.” “Until you make decisions the way you breathe, you aren’t living.” “Make a decision, make it yours, and die by it.” “Every day’s a new ball game. Getting’ started, getting started.”
July 23, 2020
Episode 64 – Tony Boquet – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Tony Boquet, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. For over 37 years, he has been a leader, mentor, trainer, dynamic storyteller, speaker, and Solutionary in the financial services industry. He recently published his first book through Bush Publishing, “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary.” He is currently a Vice President / Adjunct Instructor at The American College of Financial Services. Links: Quotes: “A lot of times, the loneliness is self-inflicted, but many times will pay off for the student as well as the leader.” – Tony Boquet “We can only move past abandonment with community.” – Tony Boquet “Am I leading them into the right place, or will they lead me?” – Tony Boquet “I was abandoning my team when I thought I was leading. We were hitting all our goals.” – Tony Boquet “My goal should have been less than their goal.” – Tony Boquet “Start with a vision, find the motivation, which changes your perspective, then driving you to a new location.” – Tony Boquet “My vision will be continuously changing because my location will be continuously changing.” – Tony Boquet “We have to bring everyone to the same location so they can all see the same vision.” – Tony Boquet “I couldn’t understand why other’s wouldn’t buy what I was selling. I have to plant the visions of the potential negative images of what could happen out of my head and plant them into other people’s minds.” – Tony Boquet
July 22, 2020
Episode 63 – Publishing – Talkin’ Tremendous
At Tremendous Leadership, we are proud of the books we have published over the past year including two new life-changing classics, Discipleship, and The 7 Leadership Virtues of Joan of Arc, as well as Mr. Buddy’s Guide to Non-Profit Leadership, Standing Out From the Crowd, and Moving Up: 2020 and Beyond. We walk our authors through the entire process of pagination, cover design, ebook conversion, and explain the complex world of Print on Demand and Bulk Printing. If you’ve wanted to put your own story down in writing, don’t wait another day. Start the process now to change lives outside of your day-to-day interactions for years to come. Links: Box Set 32 Life-Changing Classics The 7 Leadership Virtues of Joan of Arc Discipleship Mr. Buddy’s Guide to Non-Profit Leadership Standing Out From the Crowd Moving Up: 2020 and Beyond
July 21, 2020
: Episode 62 – Dr. Rob Harter – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Dr. Rob Harter, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. Rob is a nonprofit executive professional with over 25 years of experience in leading and building nonprofit organizations. Rob leads a large, humanitarian nonprofit organization that has a bold vision to serve as a leading networker of community services, and is also the host of the Nonprofit Leadership Podcast. Rob has served and continues to serve on several boards including having served as the Chair of the MLK Jr. Human Rights Commission for Utah. Listen to this episode with Rob for both big picture and daily changes you can implement to be a better leader. Links: Quotes: “I no longer had the time, so I have had to train up other leaders and delegate to them.” – Dr. Rob Harter “The loneliness grows as you have less access with the people in the organization you used to have.” – Dr. Rob Harter “You have to be very intentional about who you are investing your time with, and making the most of those opportunities.” – Dr. Rob Harter “Get good coaching, lean into other leaders who have already done it, and read like crazy.” – Dr. Rob Harter “You have to create your own finish lines. For the day, for the week, for the month, for the year.” – Dr. Rob Harter “For the next thirty minutes, I am going to focus on emails, but then I’m going to call it for the day.” – Dr. Rob Harter “What are the needs? We focus on how to meet those needs.” – Dr. Rob Harter “Clarity versus certainty is really critical.” – Dr. Rob Harter “Always be learning.” – Dr. Rob Harter “You can know the leaders that stop being effective by when they stop reading.” – Dr. Rob Harter “The more you’re open to learning, the better leader you become.” – Dr. Rob Harter
July 20, 2020
Episode 61 – Sarah Maddack – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Sarah Maddack, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. Sarah Maddack spent 5 summers in college knocking on doors, selling books with Southwestern Advantage. She’s now based in Nashville, TN, growing her platform as an entertainer, songwriter, and rapper on the app TikTok, where she promotes emotional intelligence and a positive mindset with her music. Sarah plans to be a full time entertainer by the end of 2020. You will not want to miss Sarah and Tracey nerding out in this episode over their experiences as book girls with Southwestern. Links: Quotes: “You have to choose the benefit of the team over your own desires.” – Sarah Maddack “My purpose in life is to help other people not take themselves so seriously.” – Sarah Maddack “You get things done by not having a victim mindset.” – Sarah Maddack “I’m tired, but I’m going to do the work anyways.” – Sarah Maddack “As a creator what I need to be focused on is adding value to my audience.” – Sarah Maddack “It would be easy for me to slack off, but I want to feel successful in everything I do.” – Sarah Maddack “Let your creative energy be based on fun, adding value, and building your brand.” – Sarah Maddack “When it comes to vision building, it’s always about the very next step.” – Sarah Maddack “It’s about choosing my brand, character, and morals over the paycheck.” – Sarah Maddack
July 17, 2020
Episode 60 – Do This – Teenagers and Reading 3/3 (TT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 3 of 3 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Teenagers and Reading” covers how reading can change your perspective, and change your life. Links: DVD - Teenagers and Reading MP4 - Teenagers and Reading Free Download – Reading Contract How to Win Friends and Influence People Power of Positive Thinking Quotes are Tremendous Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes: “The greatest accomplishment in life is making your mother happy. The second greatest accomplishment in life is making your father happy. The third greatest accomplishment in life which may come later, is making your spouse happy.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Memorize one verse a month. Don’t believe the Bible? MEMORIZE IT ANYWAY.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “Do not tell people what you think. Quote somebody.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “You are the same today that you’ll be five years from now except for two things; the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “The best friends you’ll ever have are books.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
July 16, 2020
Episode 59 – Donna Skell – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Donna Skell, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. Donna Skell serves as Executive Director of the 40-year-old non-profit called Roaring Lambs. Prior to that she and her husband owned a ten million dollar chain of Ladies Health Clubs with over 600 full and part-time employees. She has an international radio show called A Time to Dream and is co-author of four books, called Stories of Roaring Faith, Volumes 1-4. She has been married for 40 years, and besides her husband loves God, people, ministry, and business. Links: Stories of Roaring Faith Books 1 2 3 4 The Valley of Vision Quotes: “Understanding the difference in relationships you must have as a leader can be lonely.” – Donna Skell “There is always enough time to do the things God wants us to do.” – Donna Skell “There are always things you can do to maintain your energy.” – Donna Skell “If I get too wrapped up in the current task, just changing your current task can often help with the weariness.” – Donna Skell “It’s who you surround yourself with.” – Donna Skell “To avoid weariness, loneliness, and abandonment, you have to surround yourself with the people who can catch your vision.” – Donna Skell “I always paint the vision for the month, the year, five years, and for when Jesus comes back.” – Donna Skell “Everything I’ve learned is to share with someone else.” – Donna Skell “Find the fun in what you do.” – Donna Skell “Finding the right team is critical.” – Donna Skell “Charlie used to carry around a book called ‘The Valley of Vision’ and ask people to read it to him, not for his sake but for theirs.” – Donna Skell
July 15, 2020
Episode 58 – The 7 Golden Rules of Milton Hershey (TT)
One of our Tremendous Life-Changing Classics based on a Tremendously sweet figure from Hershey, Pennsylvania is Milton S. Hershey otherwise known as “The Chocolate King.” Milton S. Hershey was an incredible entrepreneur and a philanthropist; his passion for chocolate was matched only by his passion for children and yet he had none. Grew up in a broken household and unable to have children with his wife. Listen and read for yourself a quickly digestible book about the life and passion of Milton S. Hershey. Links: Buy the book at Bundles including this book: 32 Life-Changing Classics History Bundle Emerging Leader Bundle Business Leader Bundle Entrepreneur Bundle Quotes from The 7 Golden Rules of Milton Hershey I started out with the determination to make a better nickel chocolate bar than any of my competitors made, and I did so. When I think of the chocolate business and the way it has grown I think it was my mother’s advice that spurred me on and helped me to overcome my obstacles. As I see it, my success is the result of not being satisfied with mediocrity, and in making the most of my opportunities.
July 14, 2020
Episode 57 – Bob Burg – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Bob Burg, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. A member of the National Speakers Association and inductee into their Speaker Hall of Fame, Bob Burg is an international bestselling author and one of the world’s elite authorities in the field of relationship marketing and influence. The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann) has sold over 850,000 and created an international movement. His sales classic, Endless Referrals continues to be used as a resource for companies and sales teams throughout the world. LInks: The Price of Leadership Quotes: “A manager should be called a leader because that’s what they need to be.” - Bob Burg “You can lead at things, but it doesn’t mean you can lead people.” - Bob Burg “I describe a system as a process of predictably achieving a goal based on a logical and specific set of ‘how-to’ principles.” - Bob Burg “At one point I said, if I don’t land something, I need to read the want ads this weekend.” - Bob Burg “At the end of the day, when all your other work is done, make one more call.” - Bob Burg “Decide to do the action needed without an attachment to the results.” - Bob Burg “Overcome weariness by taking the action.” - Bob Burg “You don’t know what you’re doing will be right, but you know you can make the action to make it right.” - Bob Burg “I had to learn to only say yes only to the things that were the highest and best use of my time.” - Bob Burg “The sum total of all of a person’s qualities is how they’re known.” - Bob Burg “People with a high character tend to stand for something, and we all know where they stand.” - Bob Burg “Just because you haven’t been abandoned, doesn’t mean you won’t feel like you have been.” - Bob Burg “Keep things open that should be kept open.” - Bob Burg
July 13, 2020
Episode 56 – Mark Amtower – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Mark Amtower, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. Mark Amtower started Amtower & Company in 1985 as a marketing consultancy focused on Federal contracting and has advised thousands of companies. He is an author (7 books), columnist (11 years) radio host (15 years) Federal News Network, and speaker (over 350 events nationwide) and is among the best known consultants in his market. LInks: The Price of Leadership Quotes: “If the market doesn’t come with you, did you err?” - Mark Amtower “Fortunately, I wasn’t married when I started my business.” - Mark Amtower “It takes a while to find a very specific market.” - Mark Amtower “If you say ‘that should be me there,’ what dues did you pay to deserve that?” - Mark Amtower “You have to map out your path with relatively attainable goals.” - Mark Amtower “I don’t do lunch anymore, but I do put on my website my hourly rate and my minimum.” - Mark Amtower “This isn’t an instant gratification gig; it takes time.” - Mark Amtower “All the rules are changing, so if you’re not adapting, you’re losing.” - Mark Amtower “You’re known by the company you keep, so I keep company with people in the business world whom I know, I love, I trust, and are good at what they do.” - Mark Amtower “It all comes back to one thing. What do people trust about you.” - Mark Amtower “What’s important at the end of the day is what my wife and kids think of me. Everything else is gravy.” - Mark Amtower
July 10, 2020
Episode 55 – Transformative Reading – Teenagers and Reading 2/3 (TT)
This episode of the Throwback Thursday series of the Tremendous Leadership Podcast features Tremendous Leadership founder, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones. Part 2 of 3 segments of Charlie’s speech, “Teenagers and Reading” covers how reading can change your perspective, and change your life. Links: DVD - Teenagers and Reading MP4 - Teenagers and Reading Free Download – Reading Contract Life is Tremendous Find out more about Charlie “Tremendous” Jones Find out more about Dr. Tracey Jones at More about Tremendous Leadership at Business Inquiries: Quotes: “I never had one original idea in my life except once, and I was wrong then.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you listen to these speakers, you can tell who they’ve been reading.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you read in style, you’ll drive in style. If you read like a bum, you’ll drive like a bum.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “We all have a right to be discouraged, but no one has a right to act discouraged.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “If you don’t have a passion and desire to share what you’re reading, you might as well not read.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones “You don’t lose your problems, you just get tremendously bigger ones.” – Jere Jones “If I had to do it over again, I’d have paid him $1,000 a book report.” – Charlie “Tremendous” Jones
July 09, 2020
Episode 54 – Mark Everest – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is Mark Everest, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership by weaving in analogies that will make you question whether you are truly investing in your most important asset. President and CEO Occupational Athletics Inc. creator of Human Maintenance, Author Gameplan for Living Your Four Quarters of Life, the Road Athlete System, The Occupational Athlete System, and several Athlete Systems. Mark and his company have been in business since 1981. Mark is also a professional speaker and an on-air Sirius - XM radio personality for over 20 years with his show the Road Athlete, featured on channel 146 the Road Dog. The show attracts 1.5 million listeners. Mark believes in educating, motivating, and inspiring his listeners and audiences across the country. LInks: Quotes: “I’m into human maintenance. If I maintain me, my body, my mind, and my spirit, I’m in it.” - Mark Everest “As an entrepreneur, you’re sitting in the front car of the roller coaster.” - Mark Everest “It’s an important component as a leader to set the example.” - Mark Everest “If a player is not performing, you have to have a pep talk with them, and if they don’t fix it, they need to get off the team.” - Mark Everest “When you look at your team members, you have to recognize them as valuable assets.” - Mark Everest “Because of the stressors in the world right now, we have to take care of our team members.” - Mark Everest “Move from a cost culture to a care culture.” - Mark Everest “CFO’s look at it with sticker shock, but by having the team members do warm ups makes a massive difference.” - Mark Everest “There are three drivers of lifespan. Genetics, the way you live, and where you work.” - Mark Everest
July 08, 2020
Episode 53 – The Three Therapies (TT)
Everyone should be in therapy. It’s good for the body, mind, and soul. It helps unpack baggage and enables us to deconstruct the mysteries that vex us in life. In The Three Therapies of Life, Charlie “Tremendous” Jones shares practical and applicable ways to heal yourself so you can continue to impact others and change lives. I uncovered this material from a DVD I found. It was recorded back in the ’90s when my father was in his heyday (which was technically every day). In this message, he spoke to an audience of fellow speakers and presenters at the National Speakers Association (NSA). His words rang truer to my ears and heart than they ever had before. I guess I needed some “Tremendous” therapy…. Links: Purchase your copy of The Three Therapies at Bundles including The Three Therapies: Charlie “Tremendous” Jones Bundle: Motivational Bundle: 32 Life-Changing Classics: Quotes from The Three Therapies by Charlie “Tremendous” Jones: One of the greatest lessons you’ll learn in dealing with people is to go to the ear with the point, and then go to the heart with an illustration. This will help them see with their heart what they heard with their ear. If you’re going to tell people something to their face and it involves their feelings, you better go to their heart and help them see. I love to see where I’m wrong. You love to see where you’re wrong. But isn’t it horrible to have to hear you’re wrong? If you’re going to have a great life while you do a great job, you need to learn how to laugh at your failures. Laughing at your failures doesn’t mean you like to fail. It means if you’re not learning how to laugh and build on your heartaches, you’ll never do much. You see, if you’re going to be serious, you’d better learn how to make things lighter because they’re carrying a heavy enough load already without you burdening them more. The first mark of greatness is thankfulness. The first sign of smallness is thanklessness. If we don’t start learning to be happy when we’ve got nothing, we will never be thankful and happy when we have everything. More is said from a thankful heart than will ever be said with any mind—no matter how brilliant you are. I guess I’m the luckiest person ever born. You know why? When you were born in the ’20s and raised in the early ’30s, you know what you learned? You learned you didn’t have anything but people. There are some things, my dear friend, you don’t get out of by talking to anybody. You’ve got to love through it and sometimes, it never goes away. Other people have to know this and you need to help them know it.
July 07, 2020
Episode 52 – John (Jack) Patrick Hickey – Leaders on Leadership
Today’s guest on the Tremendous Leadership podcast is John Patrick Hickey, sharing with us what it takes to pay the Price of Leadership. John Patrick (Jack) Hickey is the author of 7 books dealing with personal development and fulfilling your purpose in life. He has been a life-coach, mentor, speaker, trainer, and pastor. It is his belief that we are all created for a purpose and that purpose is good. It is by coming to know our Creator and to follow that dream that we find true fulfillment and can change the world. LInks: Spiritual Leadership Scouting out of Uniform On the Journey to Achievement All You Have is Now Daily Thoughts: 90 Daily Readings for Success-Minded People Quotes: “Your leader is not your buddy.” - Jack Hickey “A leader is there to help you move forward.” - Jack Hickey “If you want to be liked by everyone, then sell ice cream.” - Steve Jobs “You do have to protect yourself in the sense that you have not allow someone to take up too much of your time.” - Jack Hickey “Until you want to go somewhere, go find someone else to talk to.” - Jack Hickey “To help others is not to be at their constant beck and call.” - Jack Hickey “I will meet with people three times, because there must be an end point we’re working towards.” - Jack Hickey “One of the things about the human brain is, it leaks.” - Jack Hickey “Leaders have an opportunity to look and discover people.” - Jack Hickey
July 06, 2020