The only way that you can get better at doing what you do, at living the life that you want to live, is by changing who you are at your core. We can do this by shedding the old rules that used to run your life–you know the ones, those that were imposed upon you by society, by your upbringing, by your environment–that no longer serves you. Then you get clarity around your true values, and you can begin to build a life that serves those.
Men: this show is for you. Totally uncensored, unedited. Real advice from leaders, entrepreneurs, men like you who have been through it and can help you where you are at now. This one is so full, I can’t even do it justice, you will just have to listen.
My friend, Josh Wilson and I get down to it: discussing gaining clarity in mid-life, the value of leaving time for blank space, and how to get in, and stay in, your realm of genius.
In this episode of Leaders On The Rise: The Podcast, the host, Lydia Pierre, and I go into depth highlighting the value of knowing your people and yourself as an investment in your life, and finding your talents in order to implement them into the real world. Entrepreneurs often ignore this very real challenge. What I do with my clients is help them to rewire their thinking so that they can see their purpose and act accordingly, taking care of themselves on their path up to avoid burning out and exhausting themselves by diverting from the stereotype of constantly working hard.
Unearth personal mastery by chipping away at everything in your life that isn’t authentic, isn’t real, and doesn’t reflect who you are at your core. Tune into this week’s episode of the Authentic Change Podcast to learn more about how to get back into alignment with your authentic self and how to be a better leader.
Dedicate Times To Working Both In And On Business
“Setting yourself up for success starts with creating dedicated times to work in and on your business. For example, I hold each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for client and prospect sessions, while Monday is for me to work on my business: team meetings, planning, finance, marketing, projects and so on. Friday is reserved for projects, scheduled events, travel and such. Structure makes for clarity!”
Imagine this: you’ve poured months and thousands of dollars into your product, and you’re finally ready to launch. You’re proud of the end result because it’s exactly what the market needs.
You need this launch to work – you’ve got bills to pay. But launch day comes around… and all you hear is crickets.
Chances are, your marketing reeked of desperation. Just like it did for me, so many, many years ago.
For me, this was a huge wake up call. I realized that it was because of my desperate mindset. At the time, it seemed devastating. Now, I realize it was exactly what I needed. It helped spur me towards an entirely new and far more fulfilling career helping successful entrepreneurs reconnect with their families, and a bestselling book. Listen to my story, and get actionable insight on how you can transform your mindset and allow your business to flourish like I did in this episode of Results Leaders, “Futzing” Your Way to a Stronger Mind. You’ll discover how to transform your mindset and let your business flourish.
Acknowledge Colleagues And Direct Reports
“The handwritten “Caught You Being Amazing” note is an incredibly powerful application. There are so many opportunities to acknowledge your colleagues, direct reports and even those to whom you report for doing something that had a positive impact. And those opportunities are all too often missed. We all benefit from the acknowledgment of our ripples of impact!”
Life rhythm isn’t as simple as separating work from personal life.
Learning how to put your LIFE first instead of allowing work to rule is tricky, especially in our present culture!
In this episode of The Blue Collar Culture Podcast, I discuss with host Ryan Englin how a single shift in a leader’s mindset can lead to a series of changes in themselves and their employees that will benefit how they prioritize their life without compromising their work productivity and career goals.
Work culture is dependent on the company’s leader. Leaders make a huge impact by providing motivation. It is a chain of positivity. Listen in and learn how this shift takes place in practice!
In this second part episode, Ken Mossman and I turn to the topic of purpose, and I relate the story of returning to crew in my 30’s – and, after rowing in a winning 4-man Master’s crew, getting launched from a racing shell into water well-stocked with a nasty array of infectious pathogens. That unfortunate dip led to an infection… and the fortuitous intersection of my physical recovery and that of one of my children, who was diagnosed with a severe gluten intolerance.
Far from finding myself on an easy path, I swerved “dangerously close to the edge,” plunging into a deep depression that had me examining the five best ways of killing myself.
I felt rudderless, searching for an anchor, and dug deeply into inner work in a quest to discover my true purpose.
We riff on the irony of our neurodiverse kids learning valuable social skills that everyone could benefit from, yet aren’t taught until folks face the unfortunate consequences of not having developed them.
We bring Act 2 in for a landing citing Don Miguel Ruiz’s “The Four Agreements”, calling Michelangelo into the mix, and laying a solid foundation for purpose and “humaning” in fresh, clear ways.
Ken Mossman and I began on Mojo for the Modern Man, walking one very specific tightrope of my childhood: “Dude, it was odd! I grew up a liberal Jew in the South, 20 miles from where the Klan reconstituted in 1898!” I came of age in the midst of the reverberations of the 1958 Atlanta synagogue bombing in the 60’s and ‘70’s.
I can still remember the shocked look on my mother’s face when she heard me say, in a born and bred southern accent “bye, y’all!” as I stepped off a school bus just days after starting school in Atlanta. Ken and I unpack the influence – and beauty – of navigating life with undiagnosed ADD, highlighting how I developed my own ability to be present by listening.
Being listened to is so much like love that people can scarcely tell the difference.
Listen in to this fun and deep diving episode which offers lessons from history, highlighting the phenomenon of “othering” and objectification – and offering a relatively simple antidote to begin creating connection.
Tune in to this first episode where Ken and I draw a key distinction between bosses and leaders, and share an important step toward “unf$@king” our world.