Think and Grow Rich for Women

Think and Grow Rich for Women



One from the archives originally posted on February 21, 2018

Keynote speaker and business strategist Sharon Lechter believes that financial education should start at an early age.

She also wants to empower women to take control of their lives and explore a myriad of business opportunities.

On today’s podcast:

  • Are you feeling stuck?
  • Take control of your life and commit to it
  • Stop complaining and focus on the progress you’ve made
  • Fear will always hold you back
  • A board game for teenagers can teach them about finances

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Feeling stuck?

Sharon wrote a book inspired by Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, but oriented towards women. Her book is called Think and Grow Rich for Women.

In another of his books, Outwitting the Devil, Napoleon Hill focuses on the things that hold us back, on the obstacles that we create in our own minds.

Outwitting the Devil and Think and Grow Rich helped Sharon transform her mindset. If you feel stuck, you should go and read Outwitting the Devil, with Sharon’s annotations.

Take control of your life and commit to it

Sharon believes that the steps to success are the same for men and women, but we tend to approach them differently. She asks women how much money and impact they want to make, and what is their deadline.

Sharon was getting frustrated with the conversation about work-life balance for women. When you start striving for success, you are ashamed of losing your balance. However, nobody is in balance. Women have so many more components in their lives, besides work and life: their financial, physical, spiritual, business, family and friends sides.

If you feel guilty about what happened yesterday, you will waste precious time today. Just acknowledge it and spend today differently. Take control of your life and commit to living one big life.

Women should stop complaining, and focus on their progress instead

More and more women are coming to the business table. When men and women are both at the table, you have the best of both worlds.

Sharon was getting frustrated with all the negativity, with women complaining about the men holding them back. Complaining attracts negative things. Instead, women should earn their status, and celebrate the progress they’ve made. If women focused on the positive, they would see more change quicker.

Sharon’s goal was to change the dialogue towards positivity and celebration.

Fear will always hold you back

At the end of the day, we have things that are embedded in our psyche that create fear. This fear holds us back from achieving the success that we deserve. It’s not just fear of success, it’s also fear of poverty, illness, criticism.

When you think about the subject of money, what did your parents say about it? Most likely they’ve made negative comments on it.

As a result, it’s no wonder that we grow up with this fear of money, of scarcity. Money becomes an emotional subject. We’re afraid we will never have enough. When we become successful, we’re afraid we’re going to lose it.

Once you acknowledge all that, you can release it and start looking at the world of abundance that we’re truly living in.

Time to play

Sharon also helped developed a board game for teenagers, ThriveTime for Teens. She wants to help young people make better financial choices.

The board game introduces the concepts of assets and liabilities. It also has a lot of humor. Every situation in the game has happened to either one of Sharon’s children, or to one of Sharon’s friends’ children.

ThriveTime creates a lot of conversation around the table. It also creates the opportunity of having the money conversation with your children, without it being so personal.


A New Leadership Paradigm with Steve Piersanti

A New Leadership Paradigm with Steve Piersanti



This is a show is from the archives originally posted on January 17th, 2018.

On this episode of The Ultimate Leadership Podcast, publisher and speaker Steve Piersanti shares his new leadership paradigm, an essential and timely change in today’s leadership environment.

On today’s podcast:

  • Leading to serve your people
  • Why you should your company as a network
  • Moving towards more egalitarian structures
  • Why transparency matters
  • The mindset of serving other purposes, not just yourself

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Leaders should serve their people

Servant leadership is an important factor in today’s leadership environment.

Management expert Ken Blanchard emphasized that: “The world is in desperate need of a different leadership role model. People have been conditioned to think of leadership only in terms of power and control”.

We need to have leaders who lead by serving their people, rather than through power and control.

Organizing your company as a network

Rather than perceiving the organization as a pyramid, you should perceive it as a network.

People at every level of the organization should be making decisions, not just people at the top.

In their monthly staff meetings, any staff member can add an agenda or propose an initiative to change something. This keeps everyone engaged.

More egalitarian structures within your organization

If you want to move your organization into a more servant leadership model, you should change your systems and structures. You have to move from class systems to egalitarian structures.

Decision-making is important. If decisions are made by the people at the top and the staff doesn’t know how to push an initiative, then it’s a hierarchical system. You need to set up your decision-making so that everyone can enter into the process.

Many organizations have two compensation systems: one designed to pay executives as much as possible, and the other designed to control employee cost. You should have only one compensation system. Everyone should be on it and it should be transparent.

Transparency makes a big difference

The approach in many organizations is that information is restricted. In Steve’s company, information is shared broadly. Everyone knows the salaries of everyone else.

The more people know about the organization, the more trust there is going to be in it. The employees will raise more issues the managers might not have thought of.

The management team invites staff members to join them during their meetings and discussions.

A new way of planning

The traditional approach to change is: an outside consulting group will take the executives to a retreat for a few days, and they will craft the strategic plans.

The approach Steve uses: they will bring together 50 or 100 people representing their stakeholder groups in an interactive means of planning over a few days where everyone has a voice. The implementing is happening on the spot.

Leaders who serve their people

Steve doesn’t think that their approach can work for leaders who are only concerned about their own advancement or prestige.

It really only works when leaders are trying to serve others. There is a mindset that has to go underneath that. The mindset of having the purpose to serve other purposes, not just yourself.


Understanding Passive, Aggressive, and Assertive People



Behavioral Psychologist Dr. Denise Dudley take the guest chair and joins Chris on this weeks episode. Denise outlines a snap shot of passive, aggressive, and assertive people. She then adds some advice for leaders in knowing the best way to interact with these personalities. Denise then shares her definition of passive aggressive people and how to talk to an assertive person if they need to receive some corrective feedback.

This show really outlines the information needed to interact with these 3 personalities. This is a must listen show.


Leadership Lessons from the “World’s Most Dangerous Man” UFC Hall of Famer Ken Shamrock



UFC Hall of Famer and 4 Time UFC Champion Ken Shamrock joins Chris on this weeks show. Ken discusses how he kept his focus during is long career knowing that he was an inspiration to many people, as he had to balance physical strength with his mental toughness. The discussion then focuses on how best to keep yourself on the direction of reaching your goals when distractions try to derail your process. Ken then shares a great piece of wisdom from his mentor that gave him the drive to overcome his own adversity. Finally Ken shares who was the best fighter that allowed him to develop his skills and become the legend he is today. This is a great show, filled with tons of leadership lessons, some truly learned the hard way.

Check out Ken’s show the World’s Most Dangerous Podcast

Look for Bare Knuckle Fights from the Valor Bare Knuckle website

Ken’s Official website www.kenshamrock.com


Are You Prepared for Leadership Coaching



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast, Chris is joined by Executive Coach and Podcast Host Tom Henschel. Tom discusses the four elements leaders need to have to ensure they are ready to enter into a coaching relationship. The four elements are:

  1. Curiosity – Outlining if there is a natural shift from being a leader to being a learner
  2. Self-Reflection – How important is it for the leader to develop a habit of looking at themselves?
  3. Self-Responsibility – This is where the leader needs to be responsible for their own accountability
  4. Resilience – Tom lays out the need for the being resilienant and the importance to achieve your Ultimate Success.

Here is a link to download the info graphic covering these four elements.

https://essentialcomm.com/resource/ReadinessInCoaching

Join Tom on The Look & Sound of Leadership Podcast. 

 

 


From The Battlefield, To The White House, To The Boardroom



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Chris Cebollero is joined by Speaker, Author and Coach Bo Brabo. Bo stops by to share his leadership expertise regarding the importance of After Action Reviews and how they are essential for the growth of a team, and organization. He discusses how best to cultivate a value based organization and the keys to use those values to inspire and motivate the workforce. Bo shares his thoughts about his book From the Battlefield, to the White House, to the Boardroom. Bo had the opportunity to work at the White House during President Bush and President Obamas administration. What was the biggest lesson Bo took from that experience? Join the discussion to find out.


Leadership Disassociation During the Days of Pandemic



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Chris Cebollero is joined by Business and Leadership Coach Eleanor Beaton. Eleanor brings her expertise in discussing how leaders are feeling disassociated with this workforce, organization and responsibilities. This pandemic is causing leaders to fail like they re failing in their responsibilities. Eleanor outlines tips to overcome these feelings, how to reconnect with a virtual workforce, and how using the power of storytelling and ice breakers make a big difference in bringing the team back together.

Eleanor Beaton is the host of the Power, Presence, Position Podcast heard by listeners around the world.


5 Choices A Leader Needs To Make To Truly Engage The Workforce



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast, Chris is joined by Author, Speaker and Coach Tracy Bianco. Tracy outlines the 5 Choices a leader needs to make when they are focusing on employee engagement. These 5 choices tip the scales and deal with the growth of the leader and what the leader needs to know before they begin the employee engagement process. Developing the workforce is an important component of developing a highly engaged workforce. The missing component is the internal focus of the leader in this engagement process. Join the discussion as we take a microscopic deep dive into the 5 Choices a leader needs to make to truly engage the workforce.


The Digital Knowledge Industry & The Knowledge Broker Blueprint



Dean Graziosi joins Chris Cebollero on this weeks episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast. Dean outlines the Digital Information Business, and the course Tony Robbins and he created called the Knowledge broker Blueprint. This course is a science that pulls outlines the secrets of over 60 years of experience that Dean and Tony share. The course is made up of 6 modules, and over 21 topics that teaches the science of developing your own Mastermind Classes, or allows you the ability to Broker and develop Mastermind courses for others. Dean discusses the catalyst for developing the course, a brief journey as to the development of the course, the motivation for bringing this course to light, and some of the high points as to what the course can do for your personal and professional development. On a personal note, Dean also shares a bit on his passions for two important charities Operation Underground Railroad, and Feeding America. This is one show that will outline and define your professional and personal development journey. In these times of uncertainty and frustration, if you are looking for a new direction, this is the show for you.


Conceptualizing Your Organization After The Covid Pandemic



In this episode of the Ultimate Leadership Podcast, Chris is joined by Author, Speaker and Coach Rocky Romanella. Rocky shares his expertise on what organizations need to do to prepare for life after Covid. We are living the new normal during this pandemic, but organizations have now think about the future when the pandemic is over. How do you develop a go forward strategy? How best do we deal with mistakes and shortfalls? Who is the best person to guide us in developing a go forward plan? These are just a few of the questions that get answered on this show.