Many of us have had life throw us curve balls that caused us to pivot. Many of us have pivoted simply because we wanted to and some because we had to. In this episode, I want to share why there is power in the pivot and 3 strategies to help you pivot in the right direction!
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In this episode, we discuss the 4 Pillars of Character and why they are instrumental in cultivating the influence in the loves of those yo lead and those you love. After all, if you cant lead yourself, you have no business leading others.
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After having her childhood taken away at an early age, Sierra also lost her identity as a woman, wife, and mother as well. Through the power of creative journaling she realized that it was never intended to be a sad ending, but a beautiful beginning. Join today's guest as we discuss the power of journaling and expressing our creative selves.
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The same way of thinking that got you to where you are will not be the same level of thinking necessary to get you to where you want to be. Often times new opportunities require us to reflect on what we have Learned, identify what we need to Unlearn and pursue a different way of Relearning things. Join me as we discuss how to embrace a beginner's mindset.
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Today I am joined by my good friend and all-around AMAZING person none other than DIVA Danielle. She is a motivational speaker, comedian, and Stage 4 Lung Cancer Warrior! After living a life on fire she received what many would consider "earth-shattering" news, a diagnosis of Stage 4 Lung Cancer. What she did next surprised everyone including her physicians. Instead of being sick and sad, she chose to chase joy and significance by becoming an advocate for those suffering in the world. Enjoy this conversation as we discuss how to shine bright and continue to shine your light regardless of what obstacles you are faced with.
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If you want to go fast go alone, If you want to go far, take someone with you. In a world of competition, I want you to consider what I have found to be the fastest path to growth and success...Connecting with others. Join me as I discuss finding your USP (Unique Serving Proposition.)
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The truth is, many will miss opportunities simply because they do not believe that it is possible for them. This is something many of my audiences have struggled with and is a result of a lack of confidence. How do I know? Well, it is something that I struggled with early in my career in the military and as a result, I missed out on a lot of opportunities and had trouble navigating transitions into new positions and leadership. Here are 8 strategies that can help you make the transitions and take chances on the opportunities that lie just outside of your comfort zone!
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We often get caught up in "Being Busy" so much that many will wear it as a badge of honor. In today's episode, I discuss a different approach to getting ahead and ensuring that the future is not only brighter but less stressful as well.
Everything worthwhile is Uphill...the problem most of us face is that we have Downhill Habits. In this first of three-part series, I discuss 3 habits to help you set out on being productive!
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Have you ever found yourself doubting your skills talents and abilities? Do you often say things like "I got lucky" or "It was no big deal" in response to an achievement that you had? In this episode, I share 3 steps to overcoming "Imposter Syndrome."
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In order to stay relevant in times of change, we must embrace a learner's mindset. The truth is many people today will stop learning after they reach or achieve their formal education. This kind of approach often times produces gaps in their ability to stay relevant to those they lead and those they love. In this episode, we discuss 3 ways to embrace a beginner's mindset and continue to be a force for good in the lives of those you serve.
How you spend your time is way more important than how you spend your money. Unfortunately, many people today are caught in this hamster wheel of “I have to make more money” when I reality it’s the byproduct that they desire...more time.
One thing I always hear and seems to be a common challenge for leaders today is "Not having enough time."
Today I am joined by none other than my good friend and brilliant business strategist Chris Niemeyer.
Chris Niemeyer helps business owners design a business lifestyle they love by working smarter, not harder. As a business advisor and consultant, Chris’ FREEDOM Business System™ helps you work in your sweet spot so you work less, make more - and spend more time with your loved ones.
For years Chris ran his first multi-million dollar company mostly alone. When he became a father, he systematized, hired and raised up a team to run his business so he could be more engaged at home and travel with his family. Nowadays you’ll find him coaching and consulting other entrepreneurs how to work smarter, not harder by systematizing your business. He’s a family man to the core and is likely with his wife and 4 young kids at a beach in Florida or coaching their sports activities when not traveling the world together.
This week's episode is from my recent speaking engagement at Command Presence Live in Arizona. Join me as I discuss how to lead from your character and not your credentials. Do this, and you will increase your influence, impact, and income.
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Have you ever wondered what it truly takes to win? Perhaps the mindset necessary for professional and personal success? Today I am joined by former Navy Seal and founder of Grayboe and Reactor Ryan McMillan. Join us as we discuss leadership, learning from failure, and moving forward in the face of adversity.
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If you are wondering what leadership boils down to, it's simply your ability to influence, nothing more, nothing less. Now whether it is a positive or negative influence is up to us. This takes a greater sense of awareness that frankly, most people are not willing to take the time to cultivate. In this episode, I will uncover 4 ways to increase your influence so that you can have a greater impact in the lives of those you lead.
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Your self-discipline is a huge factor in the amount of success you achieve. Accomplishing big goals often requires doing things we don't enjoy. Discipline is basically the ability to get yourself to do things you don't really feel like doing.
Everyone lacks the necessary discipline at times. We can't always get ourselves to do the things that we know we should be doing. Then we feel bad about it. Then we beat ourselves up and feel even worse. Don't let this happen to you! Usually, you won't feel so bad if you can generally get a handle on your discipline.
Try these ideas to bring your self-discipline back under control:
1. Take it easy on yourself. Feeling bad makes most people less capable, not more capable. Everyone slips at times; just recognize that this is one of those times for you. Move on and move forward. Staying with that emotion accomplishes nothing.
2. Focus on your motivation for the goal. Why is this goal relevant to you? Imagine how it will feel to accomplish it. Motivation is just about the only way to get yourself to do something you don't want to do. Ideally, you could find a way to make the activity easy and enjoyable.
3. Making it as easy as possible. The smaller the barrier, the more likely you are to perform the activity. For example, if you want to exercise daily, make it super easy at first. Start with just 5 minutes. It's easy to get started with 5 minutes. Next week you can add 5 more. Also, find a form of exercise that's convenient for you.
* You're likely to find that if you can just get over the barrier of getting started, then you'll go ahead and complete the whole task. So make getting started easy. Set a goal to make just one phone call or clean the garage for only 15 minutes.
4. Try to make it enjoyable. Exercise might be far more enjoyable if you join a basketball league instead of run on a treadmill by yourself. Working on the computer might be a lot easier out on your deck with the birds and the trees in the background. Think about a way to perform the activity as enjoyably as possible.
5. Stay in the present. We're great at making ourselves feel bad about things that either happened in the past or haven't happened yet. Avoid thinking about the unpleasant activity until it's time. If you sit around and spend an hour dreading something, it makes it a lot harder to actually do it.
* Staying in the present is part of the reason why Buddhist monks are so calm; they spend all day trying to only focus on their current activity. Then they move on to the next thing and repeat. Their goal is to do everything with the same attention and calmness. Using this technique can go a long way toward helping you with discipline.
6. Stick with it. You might exercise for a week straight and then fall off the wagon. Start all over again with the first step. You're not a robot; you can't realistically expect to be perfect 100% of the time. Set a goal for continuous improvement rather than perfection.
A certain amount of discipline is required to do anything worthwhile unless you're lucky enough to genuinely enjoy all the steps involved. When you get stuck, take it easy on yourself and go back to your source of motivation. Then make the activity as easy and enjoyable as possible. Rinse and repeat.
Regardless of the nature of your goal, the more control you have over yourself, the more successful you can become.
Join me as I sit down with my guest retired Naval Leader and resilience coach, Jeff Bayless. His hard-earned wisdom through adversity inspires his project "Evolution" to facilitate the optimal human experience. Public speaking, The Evolution Podcast and many meaningful conversations are all an effort of service to breathe life into some positive energy into the universe.
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Experience is not always the best teacher. It is our duty to take time to reflect and extract the lessons from those experiences and utilize what we learn as the content for our life’s curriculum. Here are some keys to extracting the lessons that life gives us so that we can increase our influence and impact!
When you think of failure, what comes to mind? I would have you consider that most people fear failure not recognizing that it is there to actually serve us. I believe that if we analyze any success that we have had in our lives, chances are failure was somewhere to be had. In this episode, we discuss how failure can serve you and how to take inventory on the approach that led to failure.
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After being incarcerated for 19 years, Keith Smalls underwent a transformation that allowed him to break the labels society placed on him. Once set free, life handed him another tribulation as his ONLY son was murdered by a 15yr old. Join me and my great friend Keith as we discuss:
1. How to break free from the labels society places on you
2. How to transform your life so that you can be a catalyst for transformation
3. How to turn life's test into a testimony
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Life is simple...keeping it that way in today’s world of Fear, Scarcity, and Competition is often times difficult. I have learned throughout my journey of overcoming these 3 limiting mindsets that success is found in the simplicity. Here are 3 strategies to consider when simplifying your life as you achieve the disciplined pursuit of less!
From drug abuse to sexual abuse, April has experienced what many would consider major stumbling blocks to achieving any success, yet she has found strength through her struggle. Today I am joined by someone who refuses to allow her past to predict her future and as a result, has become a force for good. As she put's it "I went from drug dealer to dream dealer." Enjoy the latest episode with Women's Empowerment Coach, April Hawley!
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We all have opportunities in life that initially seem like the next best thing or the next big break. And here is the deal, as you go up, you will have to give up. Remember, what you say yes to will ultimately run your life!
Chris and Tara Borghese are the Co-Founders of The Marriage Revolution, where they help married couples find the ultimate state of understanding, connection, and intimacy. They have taught multiple marriage and relationship courses over their 27 years of being married. But they always felt like something was missing, the key ingredient for couples to actually get the lasting transformation they were looking for. After sifting through everything in the marriage space, they stumbled onto the answer in an unlikely arena... the business world! Chris’s 25 years as a corporate executive gave him the skillset to build teams and utilize different strengths on the team...there is NO greater team than the marriage relationship!
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Often times I meet people who are after a moving target called "Success." I would have you consider that your job is not to chase it, but have it chase you. In this episode I share a perspective that one of my mentors shared with me that ultimately led to the success I have today.
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Facing a prison sentence that would last the rest of his adult life, Tuan had a decision to make while behind bars. He always knew there was more for him, he just didn't know how to access it. Little did he know that it would take for him to surrender a life of struggle for one of significance. Join me as I sit down with my guest, Tuan Nguyen as he shares how your gifts will meet you wherever you are in life.
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We all have people in our life that have hurt us, wronged us, and made us feel some kind of way. One of the major Pivot Points that I had in life came through the power of forgiveness. Once you realize that people don't treat people the way they deserve but by the way they actually see themselves, you begin to understand that hurt people....hurt people.
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We all have the same 24 hours in a day. No one gets 24.5, 25, or 26 hours. So why is it that some are successful and some are not? I believe it is due to the mindset that one encompasses. In this episode, I discuss some keys to embracing a winners mindset.
1. Ability to Focus
2. Willingness to Drown Out The External For The Internal
3. Create From a Limitless Future and Not a Limited Past
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After climbing the ranks of the military and thriving both personally and professionally, life handed Mike what many would consider a major setback. After going in for what was supposed to be routine bloodwork he received the devastating diagnosis of Leukemia.
Join me as I sit down with my guest Mike Nicholson and talk about how you turn a setback into a setup and how to get up when life tries to knock you down!As always, if you found value in today's episode, Please leave a review.
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When you set out to leave the comfort zone, chances are you will be met with fear. Fear of the unknown, Opinions of others, or having to sacrifice relationships. In this episode we discuss the 5 fears that stop you fro living intentional.
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Often times we see leaders who get to the top only to find that when they are placed under pressure, they break due to the cracks in their character. In this episode, we discuss the principles and practices necessary to build trust with yourself and those you influence.
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There is a gap that exists between our thoughts and our actions. We all know what we need to do...that of we would do it, we could change the trajectory of our future: relationships, wealth, and health. What keeps us from reaching the desired outcome is our self talk. More specifically, the wy we ask questions. In this episode, I share three questions we can start asking to shift the way we look at things. Remember, when you change the way you look at things...the things you look at begin to change.
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Change is inevitable...Growth is Optional. In this episode we discuss 3 pillars necessary to reach your potential.
Miss just one of these...and it will be difficult to fulfill your potential. If you are leading others and you are wondering why they aren't meeting expectations, revisit these 3 pillars and se where they may be falling short and focus on how you can lift them to their awareness and ability so that they can take action to fulfill their potential!
In this episode we discuss what "Follow Me Leaders" do. Many Leaders today are a "Do as I say not as I do" type of leader...I am going to challenge you to become a "Follow Me Leader" in order to increase your influence with those you lead and those you love!
Would I follow me? I ask this question every day as part of a morning routine to ensure that I am leading by example and not by a title. It is a question that defines reality for how I am showing up with those I lead and those I love. Here's the great thing...if you answer no, then ask yourself, what would it take for me to follow me, and then do it!
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I recently asked our private FB group (LEAD 360) what were 3 lessons learned from 2019. In this episode I share some of the responses from members in the group! I challenge you to take time to reflect on some of the lessons learned in 2019 as we get ready to set the bar for 2020.
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Have you ever set a goal only to quit before ever reaching it? The truth is that many people will set goals but very few will get the goals they are after. Here are 3 reasons to consider when setting goals for a transformational New Year!
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What do you think stops most people from achieving their desired results? In this episode we discuss why discipline is the most talked about but the most lacking in people who aren’t getting the outcomes they want in life.
Thanksgiving is over and everyone has given thanks for the things and people in their lives only to head back to the office and complain about what they do not have.... Why is that? Join the discussion in this episode as we discuss why gratitude trumps being thankful!
It was once said that growth comes outside of your comfort zone! In this episode I share some lessons that I learned through running 3 Spartan Races that can be applied to your life as you reach for the next level.
When faced with challenges we all have a choice to make...Respond or React. Think about this, when a healthcare professional attempts to save a life, they are referred to as a First Responder, not a First Reactor.
Join us today as we discuss how to respond under pressure!
Many people will tell you that Motivation is key to achieving what it is that you desire, but I would have you consider the other "M" word that is missing from many people lives as a result of not being consistent with who they need to be in order to have the things they are after.
Check out the latest episode as we discuss how Consistency Compounds!
I was once told to “Bloom Where You Are Planted” the problem is that in order to thrive personally and professionally, you must have an environment that is conducive to your growth. So how do you bloom where you are planted when you are not in the right environment?
Are you a transactional or transformational leader? Transactional leaders does whats right only when it is of benefit to them, while Transformational leaders do what right even when they know they may not benefit right away.
It is almost impossible to go forward when we are constantly looking back. Looking back at past failures and past mistakes. In order to go forward we need to glance at the past and gaze at the vision that we have for our future.
The fastest way to get anywhere is by having a map...a GPS to guide you. That is exactly what mentorship does, it curbs the learning process. Great mentors know the way, go the way, and show the way. Tune in today as we discuss 3 key traits of a great mentor!
What do you see when you look in the mirror? If you lack belief in yourself as a person of influence who is worthy of making an impact, chances are you will never take action. As leaders, we cannot give what we do not have. If we lack the belief in ourselves, we will never believe in those we lead!
It was once said that the integrity of a person is found in the way they treat those who can do nothing for them. In a world of transactional leaders, the fastest way to become transformational is by cultivating character and forging integrity.
When you are out in front, you will get kicked in the rear! Criticism is inevitable as a leader, but how do we make sure it is constructive and destructive as a leader? Join me as we discuss 4 key elements that you can use to deal with criticism!
Every Leader has had to overcome an obstacle or two in their life that required them to make a choice: Sit down with society, or stand and influence the masses. Defining moments are the opportunities in our life that allows us to connect with those we lead.
At any given moment we are influencing or being influenced by the "currents" of life: current relationships, current circumstances, and current events. In this episode, I discuss how to become intentional about how you show up so that you can start being the influence for those you lead and those you love.
Have you ever thought to yourself "When I have more money, then I can be successful." or how about "When I get the title, then I can be the leader." In this episode I explain the premise behind the analogy of Be. Do. Have. a topic I spoke about at an event that seem to resonate with many of the audience members and I am sure will resonate with you as well.
In this episode we discuss 3 ways of being that we have the potential to control in any area of our life. Take a listen to this short clip and take inventory on where you are being a Museum, Monument, or Movement! Have a great weekend and BE Great!
In this episode I uncover the 4 myths of Leadership that stops many from even starting to become intentional with how they show up as a leader. While they are "myths," they are truths for those waiting on permission or timing to start actively being an influence in the lives of those they lead and those they love. Take inventory as you listen in and see where you may be falling into one of these leadership gaps.
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The number one ingredient to your success is your attitude. How we view things determines how we will do things...it begins with the right perception. Listen in as we discuss the importance of cultivating the right attitude to influence the outcomes necessary to propel you in the right direction!
I was asked the question 2 years ago as the leader of a group of individuals "Who can tell me the Janitors name?" No one in the room (including myself) raised their hand. I realized that something so simple yet so significant is often over looked due to getting caught up in the "currents" of life: Current problems, current finances, current health conditions, current events, etc. In this episode I talk about a simple acronym that can be utilized to break down the walls and build the bridge to connecting to those you lead and those you love.
There is no such thing as time management, we all get the same 24 hours in a day...therefore, we must manage ourselves. In this episode, I discuss The Law of 33% and how to utilize this concept to get out of your comfort zone and start making an impact in the lives of those around you.
If you are not convicted of your message as a leader, people will never be convinced. Conviction drives confidence and confidence breeds competence. The majority of leaders place more value on what they are than who they are. This type of mindset hinders a leaders ability to influence in every situation. In this episode I give you 3 questions to ask yourself when checking your influence inventory,
Lead 360 exist to influence and equip leaders who have the desire to make an impact in the lives of those they lead and those they love. It's about being intentional in how you show up as an agent of change for those around you. Join us as we discuss the principles and practices to becoming a person of influence and leading a life by example.