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The Coach & the Monk: Take Two



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

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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.


Rewire Yourself for Success



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

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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.


Filtering the Noise and Focusing on Success



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.

Ensuring accountability

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!


How to Be a Balanced Leader



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

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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.