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Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders

Steve Shallenberger: Successful Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Bestselling Author | Rob Shallenberger: Former Fighter Pilot, Author, Executive Coach, and Corporate Trainer

How do you feel about your personal and professional life? Many people feel like they or their teams are stuck in a mediocrity trap. The question is how do you take where you are today and make it better and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to your success? Not only that, but how can you inspire your children or employees to do the same and become their best? In the Becoming Your Best podcast, Steve and Rob Shallenberger will help you uncover the principles of highly successful leaders. This podcast will give you the tools and processes to help you become the person, parent, partner, or leader that you’ve dreamed of becoming. This podcast also gives leaders and their teams the tools and know-how to break down performance barriers, achieve huge results, and be the disruptive company in their industry. When collectively applied, our signature 12 principles will have a profound impact on the revenue, culture, innovation and productivity of any organization in any industry. You will discover how to make communication easier and clearer, live in greater peace and balance, manage your time effectively, more persuasively lead others with an inspiring vision, and how to embrace change—not fear it. As the global authority on leadership training, Becoming Your Best teaches people how to follow their own path to success using the 12 Principles discovered by founder Steven Shallenberger in his 40+ years of research as a business leader. Countless key executives, organizations, athletes, teachers, and individuals worldwide have come to rely on these principles and processes. Becoming Your Best is packed with advice, tools, and examples for turning your thoughts into action, motivating yourself and those around you, inspiring teams to solve problems creatively, and building the life you’ve always dreamed of. Click subscribe to get a new podcast episode every Thursday.

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Episode 434 - Salsa Dancing Through the Labyrinth of Leadership. Juliana Newland's Witty Look at Corporate America
Há 4 dias
Episode 434 - Salsa Dancing Through the Labyrinth of Leadership. Juliana Newland's Witty Look at Corporate America
Communicating ideas clearly sits at the top of any successful endeavor in every company. Whether we are communicating with an external audience or our team, sharing a straightforward message and setting clear expectations is crucial.In today's episode, we learn from a true wordsmith, Julianna Newland, why getting good at putting nouns and verbs is a shortcut to becoming successful leaders. Julianna has over 30 years of experience in the corporate world working for Fortune 500 companies; she is a Freelance Author and Editor, a Micro-influencer, and the Author of "All Up in Your Bizness: Managing Your Business Crap."Throughout our conversation, Julianna shared insights on the importance of finding the right mentor, getting and securing a job in a Fortune 500 company, and nurturing a solid network. You'll also hear Julianna's thoughts on mentorship, how to get the right mentor and get the best out of them, successfully manage hybrid work environments, and maintain high trust levels in them.Additionally, Julianna talks about her book, what motivated her to write it, how it can help develop thriving work environments, and much more.Tune in to Episode 434 and discover Julianna Newland's insights on mastering corporate leadership with a dash of humor and a wealth of experience.Some Questions I Ask:What tips can you share on how to be successful in companies? How do you create value? (5:20)What are some of the suggestions you might have to successfully manage hybrid work situations? (16:40)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Julianna's tips for securing a job in a Fortune 500 company (6:00)How to find the right mentor (9:10)Why being loyal is so important in corporate America (15:10)Julianna talks about her book, "All Up in Your Bizness" (19:30)Three tips for creating an optimum work environment (23:20)Connect with Julianna Newland:WebsiteLinkedInInstagramBook: Julianna Newland - All In Your Bizness: Managing Your Business CrapBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 433 - Pets are Family. Empathy-Driven Leadership with Erika Sinner
04-06-2024
Episode 433 - Pets are Family. Empathy-Driven Leadership with Erika Sinner
What is the impact of fostering an empathy-focused culture in an organization?Understanding how your team is feeling is way more effective than the metrics any survey can provide. Our guest, Erika Sinner, feels that corporate culture has more to do with how employees feel on Sunday night than the metrics any survey can provide.Erika Sinner is the CEO and Founder of Directorie, an Empathy Driven Culture Advocate, and the Author of "Pets are Family: It's as simple as that."Throughout this episode, you'll hear about the importance of empathy in the workplace, the benefits of fostering an empathy-driven culture, and practical tips for leaders on supportive team members through personal challenges. Erika also talks about including pet bereavement policies, and how it can lead to better communication, increase trust, and create a more positive work environment, her Moments that Matter document, and much more.Tune in to Episode 433 of Becoming Your Best and discover how fostering trust and compassion through empathy-driven leadership can transform your workplace.Some Questions I Ask:What kind of sensitivity should there be for people who have lost their pets? What are some recommendations to give people comfort? (8:30)How do you bring up questions for Moments that Matter? (16:40)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Erika's background and upbringing (2:40)The story behind Erika's "Pets Are Family" (5:00)Sensitivity and support for grieving employees (7:40)Implementing "Moments that Matter" (14:50)Benefits of an empathy-driven corporate culture (20:00)Connect with Erika Sinner:WebsiteInstagramLinkedInBook: Erika Sinner - Pets Are Family: It's As Simple As ThatBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 432 - Louis Gump. The Inside Innovator
28-05-2024
Episode 432 - Louis Gump. The Inside Innovator
What makes intrapreneurship so successful in corporate settings? In this episode, the brilliant Louis Gump invites us to look at intrapreneurship's unique way of generating growth and transforming companies from the inside out. Louis is a business builder and transformational leader by excellence; he combines his experience as an intrapreneur, CEO, and entrepreneur to develop talented teams and achieve remarkable success in growing businesses. He is the President of Cambian Solutions, the Best-selling Author of "The Inside Innovator," and managed award-winning mobile businesses at The Weather Channel and CNN.  Throughout this episode, Louis talks about the importance of fostering innovation within large organizations, why intrapreneurship is ideal for doing this, and every successful intrapreneur's main traits. Louis also shares valuable insights he gained throughout his career, we discuss adaptability is crucial for every business, and how intrapreneurship can create new value and opportunities for companies and those working in them.   Tune in to Episode 432 of Becoming Your Best and learn more about intrapreneurship's innovative strategies and how they can transform your organization and promote growth from the inside out.  Some Questions I Ask:Can anyone be an intrapreneur? (13:20) How can someone be a great intrapreneur? (19:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn: A bit about Louis' background and the origin of his passion for intrapreneurship (2:20)What is intrapreneurship and why companies should care about it (7:30)What makes a good intrapreneur (10:40)How great intrapreneurs build valuable skills (20:30)Louis shares tips from his interviews with successful intrapreneurs (25:50)Connect with Louis Gump: WebsiteLinkedInBook: Louis Gump - The Inside Innovator: A Practical Guide to IntrapreneurshipBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 431 - Build Your Village. Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of Life with Florence Ann Romano
21-05-2024
Episode 431 - Build Your Village. Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of Life with Florence Ann Romano
Do you know what your attachment style is? Are you aware of how it impacts your relationships?In this episode, Florence Ann Romano shares her unique perspective on community, childcare, attachment styles, and relationships. Florence Ann is an Author, Active Childcare Advocate, Personal Growth Strategist, a member of the Board of Directors at the Children’s Research Fund, and a founding member of Sesame Street’s Leadership Council.Throughout this episode, Florence Ann shares her thoughts on attachment styles and how they mold our personal and romantic relationships, the link between building a village and philanthropy, and parenting tips to raise happy and successful children. Florence Ann also talks about how to build supportive communities for special needs children, the buildup of her latest book, "Build Your Village," and much more.Tune in to Episode 431 of Becoming Your Best and learn from Florence Ann Romano how to build the perfect village around you and your loved ones.Some Questions I Ask:What are attachment styles? And how do we develop those? (6:20)What would your recommendation be to build strong relationships as you observe these different styles of attachment? (15:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Florence Ann's background (3:10)The advantages of identifying your attachment style (13:00)It is all about how you show up for other people (18:10)Florence Ann shares her advice as a former nanny to create happy, successful children (21:10)How to build supportive communities for special needs children (25:00)Connect with Florence Ann Romano:WebsiteInstagramTikTokFacebookBook: Florence Ann Romano - Build Your Village: A Guide to Finding Joy and Community in Every Stage of LifeBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 430. Simply Put. Why Clear Messages WIN and How to Design Them with Ben Guttmann
14-05-2024
Episode 430. Simply Put. Why Clear Messages WIN and How to Design Them with Ben Guttmann
Have you ever wondered why certain TV commercials, political campaign slogans, or advertisements stuck in your head and a million others simply went through you from ear to ear?In this episode, Ben Guttmann teaches us the secrets behind clear messaging and how to become better communicators. Ben is a Marketing Entrepreneur, Educator, and Author. He is the Principal at Unisphere Ideas, teaches marketing at the nation's largest business school, and authored one of the best books ever written on messaging, "Simply Put: Why Clear Messages Win―and How to Design Them." Right after college, Ben built, ran for over 10 years, and sold an award-winning marketing agency, Digital Natives Group. Still, his desire to share his communication skills and altruistic nature spoke louder and led him to start consulting, speaking internationally, and writing a book.Throughout this episode, the author of "Simply Put," shares the five principles of becoming a clear communicator, his experiences building, running, and then selling his award-winning marketing agency, and practical tips you can start doing today to improve your communication skills. Ben also teaches how to close the gap between simple and complex messaging, marketing, and sales strategies, explains the importance of embracing constraints to improve creativity and innovation, and more.Tune in to Episode 430 of Becoming Your Best and learn how to create a sharp, authentic, and empathetic communication style, allowing you to turn your ideas into an invitation that people can't refuse.Some Questions I Ask:Why do so many of us struggle with communicating effectively? (6:10)How can we use this concept to better connect with our audience? (14:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Ben's background and turning points that significantly impacted him (2:30)Ben's five principles to turn your messages clearer (9:20)How asking "So, what?" can help us communicate more effectively (12:20)Ben shares practical tools for becoming better communicators (19:40)Connect with Ben Guttmann:WebsiteLinkedInBook: Ben Guttmann - Simply Put: Why Clear Messages Win―and How to Design ThemBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 429 - Scott Mautz. The Mentally Strong Leader
07-05-2024
Episode 429 - Scott Mautz. The Mentally Strong Leader
The opposite of "mentally strong" isn't "mentally weak." We all have a solid baseline from which we can build; it all depends on strengthening our mental muscles using the right habit-building tools.In today's episode, the amazing Scott Mautz teaches us to strengthen our minds and achieve more, even (and especially) during difficult times. Scott is a riveting Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, Best-selling Author, and Trainer. He is a former Procter & Gamble Senior Executive and the Founder and CEO of Profound Performance, his keynote and workshop company. His book, "Leading from the Middle," became an Amazon #1 bestselling, "Find the Fire," and "Make It Matter" earned several awards. His latest book, "The Mentally Strong Leader," promises to break down the secrets to the leadership superpower of our times, mental strength.Throughout our conversation, you'll hear about how Scott revamped the meaning of "reaching the next level" in his career and the moment he decided to step away from his successful corporate job to pursue his purpose and start his own thing. Scott also shares his thoughts on mental strength, training the mental muscles, controlling negative emotions to prevent them from taking over, and much more.Tune in to Episode 429 and ignite profound performance by strengthening your mental muscles using Scott's powerful habit-building tools.Some Questions I Ask:Please talk about when you decided to take the leap and do what was in your heart (6:10)How can one become more resilient? (19:30)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Scott's background (3:20)What can we find in Scott's latest book, "The Mentally Strong Leader" (7:10)Mental strength is the leadership superpower of our times (10:30)Is it possible to manage our emotions? (15:00)Scott shares advice on how to prepare for and conduct difficult conversations (25:00)Connect with Scott Mautz:WebsiteLinkedInTwitterGet Scott's latest book, "The Mentally Strong Leader"Get Scott's FREE 60-page Companion WorkbookBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 428 - From Burnout to Brilliance: Unveiling the Busy Brain Cure with Dr. Romie Mushtaq
30-04-2024
Episode 428 - From Burnout to Brilliance: Unveiling the Busy Brain Cure with Dr. Romie Mushtaq
Can wellness be integrated into leadership roles? Does dealing with chronic stress impact a company's organizational success? According to our guest, Dr. Romie Mushtaq, incorporating wellness into leadership roles is not only beneficial but necessary, as it massively improves mental and physical health, provoking a cascade effect on virtually every level of an organization.In this episode, you'll hear about Dr. Romie Mushtaq's transformational journey from a burned-out neurologist to a leading advocate for wellness in the workplace. She is a Board-certified Physician, Brain Doctor, Chief Wellness Officer, an award-winning Keynote Speaker, Author, and Mindful Leadership Expert. She is the Founder and CEO of the BrainSHIFT Institute, the Chief Wellness Officer at Great Wolf Lodge, and the Author of the USA Today National best-selling book, "The Busy Brain Cure."Throughout this episode, Dr. Romie Mushtaq talks about the detrimental effects of chronic stress on physical and mental health and shares practical solutions to heal the busy brain. She explains the root causes of chronic stress, how data-driven programs can help you restore your brain, how leaders can implement a culture of well-being in their organizations, and much more.Tune in and discover practical strategies to heal your busy brain, enhance your leadership skills, and revolutionize your approach to work and life- your well-being awaits!Some Questions I Ask: How can you set up a program that helps a whole company? How do you do that? (7:20)Can you share some quick tips for immediate relief from a busy brain? (14:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Understanding chronic stress and burnout (2:00)About Dr. Romie's personal journey (4:10)Dr. Romie shares effective wellness strategies (10:20)Differentiating busy brain from stress (20:30)How to integrate wellness into leadership (24:30)Dr. Romie shares practical tips for well-being (28:10)Connect with Dr. Romie Mushtaq:WebsiteInstagramLinkedInFacebookYouTubeGet a copy of her book The Busy Brain Cure: The Eight-Week Plan to Find Focus, Tame Anxiety & Sleep AgainBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group–Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 427 - LIFE WELL LIVED.  How to Live Your BEST Life! with Dr Jeremy Zoch
23-04-2024
Episode 427 - LIFE WELL LIVED. How to Live Your BEST Life! with Dr Jeremy Zoch
What does it take to live a life filled with inspiration, health, and purpose?  In today's episode, Dr. Jeremy Zoch joins me to share his inspiring story of how he went from dealing with personal struggles to becoming a passionate advocate for health and life lived well. Dr. Zoch is a Renowned Executive, Teacher, Author, Athlete, and Musician. He holds a PhD in Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, is a loving husband and father of two, an avid runner, and a true inspiration for those who want to live their best life.   Throughout this episode, Dr. Zoch shares practical tips on embracing change, setting intentions, and cultivating gratitude you can start implementing in your life today. You'll also gain insights on navigating challenges, setting inspirational goals, managing anxiety, and more.   Tune in to Episode 427 of Becoming Your Best and embark on a transformative journey with Dr. Jeremy Zoch to learn how to live with resilience, purpose, and joy.   Some Questions I Ask: You talk about a Life Map in your book. Can you describe what that is? (6:30) Tell us about your book. Why did you write it? Please give us some highlights of the book and what's in it (14:20)  In This Episode, You Will Learn: About the importance of influential teachers (2:00) How to set inspirational goals (9:10) Understanding Dr. Zoch's Life Gauge (16:50) The importance of reflecting on gratitude (20:00) Managing anxiety and cultivating inner peace (25:20) Why it is crucial to remain connected and learn (30:00)  Connect with Dr. Jeremy Zoch: Website LinkedIn Get a copy of his book, Life Lived Well: A Collection of Tips, Insights, and Inspirations to Live Not a Great Life, But Your Best Life  Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 426 - How to Create a Successful Sales Culture and Change Customers' Lives for Good! with Kayvon Kay
16-04-2024
Episode 426 - How to Create a Successful Sales Culture and Change Customers' Lives for Good! with Kayvon Kay
Every businessperson will agree that nothing feels better than closing a deal. However, knowing that that deal will change a person's life feels even better, and thankfully, that's the direction the world of sales is heading- a more human-centric approach where people need to feel heard, liked, and seen dictate the pace in the market.   In this episode, we are joined by Kayvon Kay, a Master of Sales and Closing, Brilliant Keynote Speaker, the Creator of the One-Call Closer Methodology, and the Founder of The Sales Connection. Kayvon's track record of generating sales and closing deals is almost as impressive as his resilience and ability to bounce back from hard failure to astonishing success.   Throughout this episode, you'll hear Kayvon's fascinating story of ups and downs as an entrepreneur, and the pivotal moment in his life when, right before giving up, he decided to bet on himself one more time. Kayvon also shares his thoughts on leadership, putting together a sales team that can't lose, how to motivate them properly, and much more.  Tune in to Episode 426 of Becoming Your Best and discover how creating a human-centric sales culture can change your teams and customers' lives.   Some Questions I Ask: What are some of the most important character traits that you found that have helped you through hard times? (8:50) What are some essential qualities that make an effective sales leader? (12:20)  In This Episode, You Will Learn: A bit about Kayvon's background and upbringing (2:20) From almost bankrupt to creating a 7-figure business (5:50) Kayvon explains how internal and external motivation work (14:00) Three steps to build a positive and collaborative sales culture (17:10) How do you motivate a sales team? (23:30)  Connect with Kayvon Kay: Website LinkedIn Instagram  Becoming Your Best Resources: Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com  Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders Book: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 425 - More Than Words: Communications Practices of Courageous Leaders with Carrie Fox
09-04-2024
Episode 425 - More Than Words: Communications Practices of Courageous Leaders with Carrie Fox
What if every word we choose could affect not only our teams but a positive social impact?In this episode, Carrie Fox introduces the extraordinary concept of courageous leadership and its impact on social change. Carrie is a Communicator for Good, Host of the Mission Forward podcast, Founder and CEO of Mission Partners, and the Author of "More Than Words: Communication Practices for Courageous Leaders."We had a fantastic conversation about Carrie's journey into strategic communications, how her parents influenced her career and shaped her drive and perseverance, and the exciting and powerful concept of courageous leadership. Carrie also discusses the motivation behind founding Mission Partners, its triple-bottom-line approach, which prioritizes people, planet, and purpose alongside profit, explains the benefit corporation concept, and more.Tune in to Episode 425 to unlock the secrets of courageous leadership and discover how to make a meaningful impact in the world, one daring question at a time.Some Questions I Ask:Could you tell us what Mission Partners is? (5:20)Tell us about the practices in your book and how you developed them (14:20)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Carrie explains Mission Partners' triple-bottom-line approach (6:30)Success Beyond 18. An excellent example of strategic communications and courageous leadership (11:20)How to keep strong relationships and expand our network (17:20)How to embrace a "the best is yet to be" approach in life (21:00)Resources Mentioned:Book: Carrie Fox - More Than Words: Communications Practices of Courageous LeadersMission Forward podcast with Carrie FoxKara Lawson - Handle Hard BetterConnect with Karrie Fox:WebsiteLinkedInBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeaderBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 424 - Nick Jonsson. Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety and Depression
02-04-2024
Episode 424 - Nick Jonsson. Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety and Depression
Unfortunately, phrases like "entrepreneurship is a lonely place" and "the path to success is a lonely road" are more accurate than most people imagine. Executive loneliness is real, relentless, and more dangerous than it looks, capable of producing massive damage.In today's episode, we learn about the dangers of executive loneliness and how to prevent and mitigate its effects from the Mental Health Advocate and Resilience Strategist Nick Jonsson. Nick is a #1 Best-selling Author, an Executive and Life Coach, a Networking Expert, the Co-founder of the EGN Peer Network, and a Top 2% World Ironman Athlete.Throughout our conversation, Nick shares the touching story that changed his life: the moment he realized executive loneliness was a real threat, and how he transformed those challenging moments into fuel to power his purpose. Nick also discusses the importance of embracing vulnerability, using goal setting and leadership for optimal wellness and mental health, building safe spaces and connections for self-development and healing, and much more.Tune in to Episode 424 to discover how to build safe spaces and connect with those who can help you emerge victorious from executive loneliness's other side.Some Questions I Ask:You had a friend who really impacted your life. Could you please talk about that? (4:50)What is the best way to create safe spaces? (12:30)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Nick's impressive background and upbringing (1:30)The moment that changed Nick's life (6:20)The importance of aligning goals and purpose (17:00)Why embracing vulnerability is crucial (20:10)Nick's tips for sustainable productivity and success (26:00)Connect with Nick Jonsson:LinkedInGrab a copy of his best-selling book, Executive Loneliness: The 5 Pathways to Overcoming Isolation, Stress, Anxiety & Depression in the Modern Business WorldBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 423 - Hitting the Wall and Overcoming the Barriers That Hold You Back with Shelly Lefkoe & Vahan Yepremyan
26-03-2024
Episode 423 - Hitting the Wall and Overcoming the Barriers That Hold You Back with Shelly Lefkoe & Vahan Yepremyan
How aware are you of what is truly holding you back?In today's episode, Shelly Lefkoe and Vahan Yepremyan teach us to overcome the walls of self-doubt, second-guessing and inherited stories that keep us from reaching our full potential.Shelly is an International Keynote Speaker, Coach, and Co-founder of the Lefkoe Institute, which has helped over 12 thousand people improve their effectiveness and sense of well-being. Her programs have reached over 150 thousand people worldwide and her work has been featured in The Today Show, Leeza, and other media outlets.Vahan is the Founder of Yepremyan Law Firm; before establishing his law firm, he clerked at the White House think-tank, Economic Strategy Institute, and for the U.S. Department of Justice in the U.S. Attorney's office. He is also the co-founder and COO of Ketchup Entertainment, an International Emmy award-winning executive producer for the film "Lost Christmas," and was nominated for the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) and Broadcast Awards.Shelly and Vahan met at an event in Costa Rica and decided to write a book, "Hitting the Wall." This true masterpiece uses real-life examples to inspire and motivate readers to unveil an exciting future full of more time, accomplishments, and personal freedom.Tune in to Episode 423 and learn from Shelly and Vahan how to eliminate limiting beliefs, create a bullet-proof mindset, and live more intentionally as a leader and entrepreneur.Some Questions I Ask: How does our mindset impact our ability to be successful and create value? (7:20)"What are some common mindset traps that leaders and entrepreneurs fall into? (13:30)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Shelly and Vahan's background (2:00)Vahan explains how limiting beliefs are built (11:10)Why do New Year's resolutions don't work? (18:20)What happens when we stop believing in Santa (22:30)How to create sustainable success and happiness (26:40)Resources Mentioned:Book: Shelly Lefkoe, Vahan Yepremyan - Hitting the Wall: Eliminate the Beliefs That Sabotage Your Business and Your LifeMindvalley: How To Eliminate Damaging Belief Patterns | Shelly LefkoeConnect with Shelly Lefkoe:WebsiteConnect with Vahan Yepremyan:WebsiteInstagramBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 422 - 9 Ways to Be Happier
19-03-2024
Episode 422 - 9 Ways to Be Happier
Happiness is much more than smiling our way through life and humming songs while watering the plants; it is an emotional state with positive effects on well-being and overall satisfaction. The best part is that it is achievable. Pursuing happiness can lead to better relationships, mental and physical health, and a positive outlook on life, among many other benefits.   In this episode, we go through nine ways to significantly impact your happiness levels; we learn about the effects of pursuing happiness and how that pursuit impacts our lives.   Throughout our conversation, we debunk the belief that happiness is the absence of sadness, use three analogies to explain the happiness cycle in our lives, learn the importance of stop asking WHY things happen to us and start asking what we can learn from them, and more.   Tune in to Episode 422 of Becoming Your Best and learn these simple tricks to positively impact and affect your happiness.    In This Episode, You Will Learn: About the noise that gets in our way of understanding happiness (2:40) Happiness is not the absence of sadness (6:00) The seasons of happiness (8:10) The importance of meaningful connections (11:20) Can music make you happy? (15:20) What does "live your truth" really mean? (20:00) Don't ask "why," ask what you can learn from what happened (23:40)  Resources Mentioned: Episode 265: Life Lessons with Joe Ojile  Becoming Your Best Resources: Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com  Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders Book: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 421 - How to Heal Your Mind and Body with Dr. David Tate
12-03-2024
Episode 421 - How to Heal Your Mind and Body with Dr. David Tate
People have known about light therapy's benefits for over a hundred years. Yet, it was in the 1960s that formal research showed its efficiency in reducing tumors in rats and accelerating wound healing. Today, almost 70 years later, science can identify which molecules absorb and react to light's different colors and wavelengths, causing substantial improvement in the treatment of addiction disorders, pain and mood management, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, brain injury, and concussion.In this episode, we learn everything about Smart Light Therapy by the hand of Dr. David Tate, Chief Technology Officer and Neuropsychologist at Valhalla Cell Health. Dr. Tate has dedicated over 30 years to conducting research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for Harvard Medical School and the Department of Defense. His endless curiosity and passion for improving people's lives led Dr. Tate to discover Smart Light Therapy, and despite his love for academia and research, watching people feel and get better felt a thousand times more fulfilling.Throughout this episode, you'll learn what Smart Light Therapy is, how it works, and how to start your own treatment and experience its benefits without spending a dime. You'll also hear about the different ways of using Smart Lights to heal, what kind of devices can perform these treatments, and where to get them safely.Additionally, Dr. Tate explains Smart Light Therapy's effect on cellular processes, its use to deal with mood disorders, improve mental health disorders, and much more.Tune in to Episode 421 and learn how Smart Light Therapy can help you regain control of your mental and physical health and face your daily battles knowing you will win.Some Questions I Ask:What is Smart Light Therapy? (3:30)How can Smart Light Therapy help people deal with mental health issues? (21:50)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Dr. Tate's background (1:50)What made Dr. Tate jump into Smart Light Therapy (6:20)About the different types of treatments using Smart Light (13:30)How to have better results with Smart Light (16:40)How Smart Light Therapy can help you improve your quality of life in the long term (26:10)Connect with Dr. David Tate:WebsiteLinkedInBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 420. SHOW YOUR WORTH. Creating Value and Making a Difference with Shelmina Babai Abji
05-03-2024
Episode 420. SHOW YOUR WORTH. Creating Value and Making a Difference with Shelmina Babai Abji
We all can become successful regardless of our background or circumstances. The opportunities coming our way aren't a defining factor of whether or not we'll succeed; our intentional actions are.In this episode, we meet the extraordinary Shelmina Babai Abji. She is the Best-selling Author of "Show Your Worth," Keynote Speaker, Former IMB VP, Distinguished alumni, and Philanthropist. Shelmina's story perfectly shows how far determination, resilience, and intentional action can take someone. She went from poverty in a humble village in Tanzania to one of the highest-ranking positions at IBM, then became a best-selling author and an advocate for gender equality in leadership roles. Throughout this episode, you'll hear Shelmina's fascinating and inspiring story of resilience, commitment, and determination to see her hand raised and the thoughts that helped her create and maintain that bullet-proof mindset. Shelmina also shares captivating thoughts about raising self-confidence, leadership and legacy creation, personal branding in the corporate world, and much more.Tune in to Episode 420 and discover the transformative power of determination and intentional action in overcoming barriers to success by the hand of Shelmina.Some Questions I Ask:How did you make a breakthrough in your career and continue to progress to becoming VP of IBM? (11:00)What are the most important things that somebody should be mindful of when creating a solid personal brand in the corporate world? (17:50)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Shelmina talks about her humble beginnings, and the moment her determination to succeed was born (4:10)The power of trusting ourselves (8:00)About Shelmina's first big lesson in the corporate world (14:20)Who you know and how you are known matters (20:20)We all can lead and achieve success (29:00)Resources Mentioned:Book: Shelmina Babai Abji - Show Your WorthBook: Stephen Covey - The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective PeopleConnect with Shelmina:WebsiteLinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best Website Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 419 - Lessons Learned on How to Unleash Your BEST with Cayla Craft
27-02-2024
Episode 419 - Lessons Learned on How to Unleash Your BEST with Cayla Craft
To succeed at running a company and caring for its culture, managing and leading teams, and multiplying to show up where our people most need us, we must take care of our most important asset: ourselves.In today's episode, the amazing Cayla Craft joins us to change the paradigm of being a high-performance entrepreneur. Cayla is an Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Real Estate Investor, Host of the CRAFTed Entrepreneur Podcast, and best-selling Author of "What Do You Really Want?" with over a decade of experience helping online entrepreneurs become investors.Throughout our conversation, you'll hear Cayla's inspiring story of turning a significant setback into a sharpened tool to succeed in the entrepreneurial world, her past as an ER nurse, and the moment she decided to believe and bet on herself. Cayla also shares her thoughts and advice on unlocking our best version, switching from victim mode to a champion's mindset, and more.Tune in to Episode 419 and discover how to transform setbacks into superpowers and unleash your BEST.Some Questions I Ask:I understand your father wasn't in the picture when you were growing up; how did that shape your pathway forward in life? (4:30)Cayla, you made quite a shift from being an ER nurse to building your own network marketing business and company. What had to shift for you to have thatkind of success? (10:30)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How to build trust in ourselves and in others (6:40)Cayla talks about the main reason why people fail at achieving the success they want (13:00)How to treat ourselves as our most important asset (19:10)Life doesn't become easier once you reach success (23:20)Cayla's top tips to unleash your best (27:00)Connect with Cayla:WebsiteInstagramLinkedInFacebookTwitterResources Mentioned:Book: Cayla Craft - What Do You Really Want?: 7 Questions That Can Unlock the Answers to a Life Full of Abundance, Meaning, and ConnectionCRAFTed Entrepreneur, The PodcastBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 418 - What is Qi Gong and How Can it Transform Your Life?" with Lee Holden
20-02-2024
Episode 418 - What is Qi Gong and How Can it Transform Your Life?" with Lee Holden
Around 5000 years ago, in China, people conceived medicine and health care entirely differently from how we see them today. People paid doctors to keep them healthy, not to treat their illnesses. So, whenever someone got sick, doctors stopped receiving their payments. That is the philosophy under which Qi Gong was created, practical self-care for the body, the mind, and the spirit.In this episode, Lee Holden joins us to enlighten us about this beautiful millenary practice, Qi Gong. Lee is a Qi Gong Master with over 27 years of experience teaching the powerful principles of Qi Gong through public broadcasting television specials, DVDs, and in-person workshops. Lee learned about Qi Gong when he was 19 after trying some pills to deal with a back injury, which not only didn't solve his back pain but also left him with stomach aches. He was so impressed by the immediate improvement Qi Gong produced in his health that he felt compelled to learn everything about it and dedicate himself to spreading the practice of Qi Gong and achieving health, happiness, and peace of mind.Throughout this episode, Lee shares the principles of Qi Gong, what it is, how and why it works, and why he got so passionate about it. You'll learn how to activate your healing power using Qi Gong, the importance of incorporating movement into your daily routine, how much you should practice this millenary technique before getting results, and much more.Tune in to Episode 418 and learn more about how you can use this millenary practice to change your life.Some Questions I Ask:What is Qi Gong? How did you get into it, and how did you become a master of it? (2:20)What's the difference between Yoga, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong? (12:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Lee talks about what attracted him so strongly to Qi Gong (4:30)Life is ruled by invisible forces (9:20)How long does it take for Qi Gong to start producing health improvements (17:20)Lee talks about his experiences in Thailand with different Qi Gong masters (21:50)About the multiple benefits of practicing Qi Gong consistently (27:00)Connect with Lee:WebsiteInstagramYouTubeTwitterFacebookBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders Book: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 417 - Confidence in Conflict: Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs with Emil Harker
13-02-2024
Episode 417 - Confidence in Conflict: Turning Breakdowns into Breakthroughs with Emil Harker
We all make mistakes; some are ready to take responsibility for them, and just a handful are mentally and emotionally prepared to take criticism without hurting their ego and turning what could have been a tiny conflict into an uproar.In today's episode, the extraordinary Emil Harker gives us a true masterclass on defusing conflict, improving communication skills, and transforming breakdowns into breakthroughs. Emil is a Speaker, Trainer, Conflict Consultant, and Author of two books on conflict resolution, "You Can Turn Conflict into Closeness: 7 Communication Skills of Successful Marriages" and "Confidence in Conflict: Helping Businesses Turn Breakdowns into Breakthroughs."Throughout our conversation, Emil talks about his background as an addiction therapist and how working in that field influenced his approach to conflict resolution as a marriage therapist. He also shares his thoughts on the importance of clear communication in conflict resolution, practical tools to deal with criticism in the workplace, improving our communication skills, and much more.Tune in to Episode 417 and learn why developing confidence in conflict can be the difference between a thriving and a conflictive organization.Some Questions I Ask: Please tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that have significantly impacted you (5:10)Are you saying that if people learn to be confident in conflict, they can change the outcome and help things get to a better place? (22:50)In This Episode, You Will Learn: What made Emil decide to create practical tools for conflict resolution (6:40)Why becoming a good person is not enough (12:10)Information does not motivate people to change; emotions do (14:50)Emil shares practical tools for defusing conflict in the workplace (16:30)The difference staying composed can make in conflict resolution (24:20)Connect with Emil:WebsiteLinkedInBook: Emil Harker - Confidence in Conflict: Helping Businesses Turn Breakdowns into BreakthroughsBook: Emil Harker - You Can Turn Conflict Into Closeness: - 7 Communication Skills of Successful MarriagesBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 416 - Bob Gardner. Built for Freedom: A Golden Pathway to Happiness, Health, and Well-being
06-02-2024
Episode 416 - Bob Gardner. Built for Freedom: A Golden Pathway to Happiness, Health, and Well-being
Identifying the traumatic event that originated an addiction, depression, or pain is a massive first step into one's recovery. Yet, to truly heal, we must understand what happens in our bodies when the emotions produced by those traumatic events show up.In this episode, the inspiring Bob Gardner joins us to share his unique and fascinating approach to true freedom, happiness, health, and well-being. Bob is a Transformational Specialist, Author of "Built for Freedom," and the Host of the "Free and Alive" podcast. After almost two decades of dealing with addictive patterns that led him to depression and even entertaining the idea of committing suicide, Bob decided to stop living the life he was living yet remain alive. He founded The Freedom Specialist, a body-based approach to happiness, health, and well-being, which has already helped thousands of people leave their struggles behind and find absolute freedom and joy.Throughout our conversation, you'll hear Bob's journey of self-healing and personal growth and his passion for helping others understand that "freedom is a skill, not a pill." Bob shared his thoughts on healing through body awareness, practical tools to dissolve trauma and achieve lasting freedom, how to build a desire to change, and why it is so hard "to let" others make their own choices.Tune in to Episode 416 and discover how to turn your thoughts into the golden pathway to happiness, health, and well-being. Some Questions I Ask:What are the root causes of trauma? Is it helpful to understand that? (8:40)What things could people do to dissolve trauma and achieve lasting freedom? (14:00)In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Bob's background and upbringing (3:10)What led Bob to make helping people overcome their addictions his passion (6:50)You can read the label form inside the jar (10:20)How does someone build the desire to change (18:10)Everything is related to our breath (24:00) Connect with Bob:WebsiteAlive and Free podcast with Bob GardnerGet Bob Gardner's book, "Built for Freedom: Adventures Through Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Trauma, Pain, and Our Body's Innate Ability to Leave Them All Behind" Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Episode 415 - Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There with Tali Sharot
30-01-2024
Episode 415 - Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always There with Tali Sharot
Have you noticed we overcome trauma at the same pace we get used to waking up to a breathtaking view? Our brain is an adaptation machine working tirelessly to keep us alive, yet that tendency to habituate to everything might also diminish our happiness. In this episode, Professor Tali Sharot joins us to reflect on habituation and its impact on daily happiness. Tali Sharot is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Experimental Psychology and The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry at University College London and on the faculty of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. Her research integrates neuroscience, behavioral economics, and psychology to study how emotion and motivation influence people's beliefs and decisions. She is also the director of the Affective Brain Lab, a sought-after speaker and the author of two award-winning books, "The Optimism Bias" and "The Influential Mind," and her latest, "Look Again." Throughout our conversation, Tali shares bits of her research on habituation and adaptation, how they affect our happiness, and what we can do to "make what's thrilling on Monday, also thrilling on Friday." We also discuss her first book, "The Optimism Bias," the impact optimism has on our motivation, and why an optimistic attitude is crucial. Additionally, we talk about the link between habituation and dishonesty, habituation and creativity, the transformational power of trying new things, and more. Tune in to Episode 415 and learn how to turn every day into your best day so far. Some Questions I Ask:Please share a one or two-minute overview of The Optimism Bias, your first book (4:20)Do you think habituation is cousins with complacency? (8:30)Is there a link between habituation and dishonesty? (22:30) In This Episode, You Will Learn:A bit about Professor Tali Sharot's background (1:30)What moved Tali Sharot to write "Look Again" (6:20)How can we turn what's thrilling on Monday into thrilling on Friday, too (10:10)Why change translates into happiness (14:00)The importance of trying new things (26:10) Resources Mentioned:Book: Tali Sharot - The Optimism Bias: Why we're wired to look on the bright sideBook: Tali Sharot - Look Again: The Power of Noticing What Was Always ThereTED Talk: Tali Sharot - The optimism bias Connect with Professor Tali Sharot:Website Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.