In this episode we are joined by Author, Speaker, and Coach Rocky Romanella. When scheduling a guest, we often do a precall to discuss show logistics, focus in on a topic, and hammer down a date to record. As we began our precall for the show, I was having a bit of a challenge with a new division I was setting up. Off handedly, I mentioned this to Rocky. He gave me some great solid advice, and helped me with a different understanding of what I was looking to accomplish. We thought it would be great to discuss that challenge in this special case study episode. Rocky shared his advice, and expertise in the steps of setting up a new division.
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We are joined by Author, and Speaker and Coach, Denise Dudley. Denise is the Founder of Skill Path Seminars, and she shares her knowledge and expertise in dealing with unfavorable or difficult employee behaviors. What’s the importance of carrying a notebook? When do we get HR involved? What is the best way to coach and council difficult employees? Find the answers to these questions and other great pearls of wisdom.
Check out Denise’s website at www.denisemdudley.com
Regardless of your position or where you are in your career, you are always looking for the next big thing, or attining the next level. So, what are employers looking for in you to take that next step? It all boils down to 3 things. We are honored to be joined by Executive Coach, and Speaker Ed DeCosta. Ed shares his expertise in how to prepare yourself for the next level. Ed will outline the importance of developing, wisdom, judgement, and character. This was a great discussion with an amazing leader. Join the discussion.
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Chris is joined by Robin Blanchard, author, speaker, and executive coach. The discussion focuses on Servant Leadership, the importance becoming a Servant Leader, and common misconceptions of this leadership style. Robin also overviews the topic of Situational Self Leadership. What is Situational Self Leadership? Hit play and join the discussion.
We are honored to have Lynn Sheurell. She is internationally known for her ability to accelerate clarity for entrepreneurs who want productive and profitable results. As a business strategist, she translates her clients’ challenges and opportunities into inspired action to live and work beyond the bounds of reason, break through inertia and generate fresh results.
I’m so excited to have Danny Creed and Craig Marshall back on the show. Join us for a fascinating conversation about how to achieve success without sacrificing your personal wellbeing.
On today’s podcast:
- Ditch time management, it’s all about priority management now
- Happiness vs joy
- Allowing our higher selves to guide us more
- Taking baby steps
Ditch time management, it’s all about priority management now
One of the things Danny and Craig are on a mission to do is to show people how to be successful, and at the same how to nurture their souls.
Everyone is looking for the right work-life balance. We have to learn how to mix business and life together so that we can achieve the best results.
You shouldn’t be looking into time management, it’s all about priority management. We have to understand what has the highest priority for us based on the consequences.
Happiness vs joy
German writer Goethe once said, “Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.” When you can control what you’re doing, your stress level also goes down.
There is no happy ending to an unhappy journey. Many people feel like they need to struggle and climb ladders. There is no need to suffer.
There is a distinction between the words “happiness” and “joy”. Happiness has a cause. It’s based upon some sort of external condition of achievement. Joy is very different. It’s a perky, fun state of consciousness. Joy is about enjoying every step in your journey.
Allowing our higher selves to guide us more
Craig realized that he is the one creating his own reality. He decided to take total personal responsibility.
As a monk, he also learned that he has a higher and a lower self. The higher self is intuitive, creative, joyous. The lower self, the little ego, is fearful, it sometimes shuts down, and has a lot of old school beliefs.
The third thing he learned is that whatever he chooses to put his attention on to, it’s going to increase. If he puts his mind on success and the specifics of achieving it, that’s going to grow.
The fourth thing he has learned is that mindfulness practices are actually tools to tap into his inner guidance from his higher self.
Taking baby steps
If we can improve the quality and the clarity of our thinking by one-tenth of one percent a day, in time we will experience massive personal growth.
Success happens by getting small wins, by changing small habits.
Sometimes it’s good to analyze what our mind. Find a way to get some positive reinforcement, to retrain the way we think, to stop allowing our negative thoughts to take over.
On today’s podcast:
- What is rapid transformational therapy?
- How to become the best version of yourself
- Training our subconscious
- A new, innovative program to rewire your brain
- Overcoming physical and emotional issues
What is rapid transformational therapy?
Michele has been an executive coach for many years now, and during all this time she became a bit of a learning junkie. She’s always curious to find new, interesting ways to become a better person and a better coach.
She discovered the work of Marisa Peer a few years ago. She started working with her, and was very impressed by the results.
She decided to become certified as an advanced practitioner of rapid transformational therapy. Rapid transformational therapy is a unique combination of traditional hypnotherapy, neuro-linguistic programming, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
How to become the best version of yourself
During a two-hour session over Zoom, Michele is able to find out more about her clients: where their feelings got stuck and what got them blocked.
It’s all about how to become the best version of yourself. Michele tries to help her clients figure out what they ultimately want.
There are three parts in an RTT session:
- Discover – Michele learns more about her clients
- Rewire – she drops them into a very relaxed state of hypnosis
- Transform – she asks their subconscious what is the root cause of these blocks and then creates a monologue with their subconscious and instills the new empowering beliefs into their brains
Training our subconscious
Our subconscious remembers everything that’s ever happened to us. Everything is stored on our hard drives.
Once we’re able to understand the root causes of our problems, we can let them go. And let them go is the most powerful thing we can do.
Your brain loves repetition. The more you think a thought, the truer it becomes for you.
A new, innovative program to rewire your brain
Michele created a really unique process that combines RTT with coaching: the 30-Day Rapid Rewiring Breakthrough Program.
Ultimately, it’s like doing a brain detox. Your brain has been operating in a certain way, and now you’re telling it to operate in a different way. There is going to be some resistance.
Overcoming physical and emotional issues
Your confidence can be taken out in a lot of different ways. Sometimes it can get chipped away little by little. Sometimes you can get the imposter syndrome.
In the book she co-authored, “Breakthrough Healing”, readers can find ways to help them overcome their physical and emotional issues.
It can be tough in the midst of everything to make sure that you stick to a vision of what’s really important. Find out how to deal with fear and doubt and focus on your goals in this episode.
- Recognize fear and doubt and act on it
- Finding something relaxing
On today’s podcast:
- How do you deal with fear and doubt?
- How to handle failure
- Maintaining focus on your goals
- Getting a personal board of directors
How can you stop fear and doubt from paralyzing you?
We learn anxiety. Little kids think they can do everything; they’re fearless. Ask any parent with a 2-year-old and they’ll tell you, their little guy/girl is the most overconfident creature they’ve ever met.
Once we grow up and become professionals, we make up all these stories about all these awful things that could happen to us. We have to respond by recognizing when we’re making up a story that doesn’t match reality.
How to deal with failure
Michael Jordan, of all people, encountered major setbacks in his professional sports career. He pushed through though, working on his skills and coming out stronger as a result.
If life’s setbacks are really getting to you, see if you can carve out some time to decompress and relax. Pick up a good book, practice a musical instrument, or try another activity to change your mindset.
How to keep pushing towards our dreams
Steve keeps things simple. While 1-year plans are really popular, he prefers to focus in on a 90-day strategy for goal achievement. This lets him focus on simple, positive, daily habits that help him increment his way to success.
It also helps you realize when you may be barking up the wrong tree before you commit 9 extra months that you wish you hadn’t.
Great companies are made through great teams. The same strategy can work for your personal achievement.
Find 2-to-3 people in your life who you can check-in with regularly. Give each other feedback on how everyone is doing. It’s like having a personal board of directors, keeping your ship on course!
One of the most important skills we need to learn as leaders is how to balance things effectively. This week I have the perfect guest to help us with that: keynote speaker and author Rocky Romanella.
On today’s podcast:
- We’re all leaders
- What is balanced leadership?
- What are you trying to accomplish?
- We need to think about our legacy
We’re all leaders
Rocky believes that we’re all leaders. Sometimes we can get caught up in titles, but at the end of the day we’re all leaders at one time or another.
For him, leadership is leaving things a little better than you’ve found them. Are people better after they’ve interacted with you? Then you’re a leader.
What is balanced leadership?
Rocky noticed that great leaders always keep things in balance. Extremes are generally no good on either side. So how do you find this balance?
When you swing one way too far as a company or a leader, you get out of balance. Rocky began to develop the concept of balanced leadership.
Every time you need to make a decision, challenge yourself with three questions:
- Am I thinking like a customer?
- Will my people understand the role that they play and why we’re doing what we’re doing?
- Am I acting like an owner?
What are you trying to accomplish?
Ask yourself “What is it that I’m trying to accomplish? What are the things that are important to me?”
Each one of us show take inventory of three key things:
- Who am I?
- What do I stand for?
- What won’t I compromise?
Great leaders understand how to accept and handle bad news, they know when to apologize and when to move forward.
We need to think about our legacy
As a leader, you have to believe in your people many times until they’re ready to believe in themselves.
For Rocky, leadership is ultimately about legacy. Things are better because of you and people will remember you for the good things you’ve left behind.
Why do we do the things we do? Why do we put ourselves in a position of saving as much as we can and living life when we retire? Today I have a very special guest. Meet Matt Javit, a world traveler and a blogger, here to change the way you think about your life.
On today’s podcast:
- Always try to get better
- The freedom of fewer things
- Leverage technology
- The world is kind and inviting
Always try to get better
Matt was working consistent 60-hour weeks for an international IT services company. He worked really hard and had a lot of success.
He believes that if you have skills that are valuable in the market and you continue to improve every day, there is always going to be a role for you to produce in some capacity.
If you’re always trying to get better, you’ll have opportunities at your door when you decide to bring in more income.
The freedom of fewer things
Together with his wife, Matt took the leap of faith and went on an amazing journey traveling the world. They knew that there were a lot of risks involved but they felt that the rewards were ultimately greater than the risks.
Before they left for their travels, they made sure to leave everything in order.
They both realized that they didn’t need many of the things they thought they needed. It was extremely freeing.
We live in a time where it’s never been easier to attempt to do what Matt and his wife are doing. They’ve leveraged technology in the greatest way.
They are taking full advantage of everything that’s out there in order to keep their costs down but also keep their cultural experiences at the highest level.
Their travels have changed their philosophies on so many levels.
The world is kind and inviting
Matt and his wife were pleasantly surprised to see that the English language is used in many parts of the world. Even when someone didn’t speak English, they could still understand each other using sign language or Google Translate.
Overall people wanted to do them right. Matt feels that the world is extremely kind and inviting.
He believes that what he is doing is going to become a lot more common in the future.