Episode #20: Joshua Spodek Cracks the Leadership Code

Hear How It Can Totally Transform Your life

Today might be our most important episode ever. That’s because we’re going to talk about leadership.  Few things are as impactful in our life as good leadership – be it at work, in our personal lives, on the sports field – whatever the domain is. Good leadership has the potential to produce so much positive change that it’s impossible for us to ignore it anymore.

 

Our guest today is Joshua Spodek – bestselling author, podcast host, and NYU professor. We’ll be discussing leadership in detail.  Specifically, we’ll talk about what it is, how we can get better at it and the amazing impact it can have on our lives.  If you’re looking for a fool-proof way to thrive in life and at work, then you don’t want to miss this episode.

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Episode #19: Tom Schwab Explains Why Podcast Guesting Will Generate Sales & Expand Your Brand

I sit down with Tom Schwab – navy veteran and one of the best online marketers I know. We discuss online marketing techniques, as well as how being a podcast guest can lead to a huge boost in our business and brand.

If you want to build leads for your business, expand your brand’s impact and footprint, or just learn about what it takes to be successful in online marketing, then don’t miss this episode!

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Episode #16: Learn How To Build Your Innovation Chops

With Tyson Weinert

“From my house to the White House.” – Tyson Weinert

When my next guest, Tyson Weinert, talks about innovation – I listen.  That’s because he has a long and successful track record of teaching innovation.  He’s equipped individuals and organizations with the tools of innovation across a variety of domains.

He even had the honor of helping the first lady – Michelle Obama – using human centered design methods to help develop the Joining Forces Program led by Michelle Obama.

You may be thinking that innovation and creativity aren’t important, but think again.  The world is changing.  While Information Management defined the 20th century, Innovation Management is defining the 21st century.  It’s not enough to just be good at your job or for an organization to be good.  Innovation is becoming as important to success as any other ability or skill.

Learn how to build your own innovation chops with Human Centered Design in my conversation with Tyson.  Tyson is a human centered designer and program director for LUMA – where he and his colleagues help equip organizations and individuals with the capacity to innovate.

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Episode #15: Build Your Thriving Community With Maryland Governor Candidate Alec Ross

Our first interview of the year just might be our most important.  That’s because I speak with Alec Ross – a 2018 Maryland gubernatorial candidate, New York Times best selling author, tech entrepreneur and former senior advisor on Innovation, to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

This conversation is different from our previous interviews because we focus on community and other people.  In particular, Alec and I talk about how we can create thriving communities that are stronger … that lift each other up, and help everyone to thrive.

When we think about how we can really improve our lives to thrive, we often look inward.  That’s a real missed opportunity if we don’t look outward as well.  Other People Matter.  Just about everything good we experience in life – be it at work, in our families, at school, in sports … whatever it is, is almost always in the presence of other people.

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Episode #12: Master Burnout Prevention By Improving Your Resilience

With Paula Davis Laack

One of the biggest reasons I started this podcast was because of my own experience struggling to thrive at work and in life.  The main culprit for my unhappiness and at times, depressive symptoms in life … was my work.  Early on in my career I struggled … a lot!   I didn’t know it at the time but I was suffering from a bad case of workplace burnout with a hefty layer of stress added on top.  If you talked to my friends and colleagues at the time (and even my wife), I guarantee they would tell you how miserable I was.

If you’ve ever suffered from stress at work, or worse burnout, then I want you to pay close attention to this episode where I talk to stress and resilience expert Paula Davis-Laack.  It’s going to completely change the way you manage and balance your work, stress, and more importantly how you bounce back or push through the inevitable adversities you’ll encounter in the workplace.  It doesn’t matter whether you’ve experience a lot or a little bit of stress or burnout – there are habits and practices in this interview that will help you to thrive.

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Episode #11: Simple Guidance From Nicolas Cole On How You Can Become Good At Anything

One of the topics I’ve always been fascinated by is how we cultivate excellence in our life.  My next guest, Nicolas Cole, has cracked the code on how we can become good at almost anything.

As a teenager, he became one of the highest ranked World of Warcraft players in the world and cultivated a massive, devoted following online.  Nicolas’ subsequent pursuits of excellence included bodybuilding, writing, and entrepreneurship.  He became a 3x Top Writer on Quora, a columnist for Inc magazine and recently launched his own agency, Digital Press.   Through each of these experiences, he’s learned and refined the habits and insights of becoming successful.

If you want to learn his secrets of success, the habits and practices to maximize your personal development, then don’t miss this conversation with Nicolas.  I promise you won’t regret it and you’ll discover several key habits and practices you can adopt today to help you become successful and boost your personal development.

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Episode #007: Reb Rebele on Why Helping Others Can Be The Key To Succeeding At Work And Finding A Fulfilling Career

One of the great myths in business and work is that to succeed you must climb your way to the top … on the backs of others.  My next guest tells us that this is simply not true and that often times, those that are most successful “give” just as much as they “take.”  This prosocial behavior is the key to success for individuals and organizations everywhere.

If you’re looking to find a new way to thrive within in your career and at your work, then you’re in for a real treat listening to my conversation with Reb Rebele.  He talks about his work as a researcher in UPenn’s Wharton People Analytics department, shares his insights from his writing in Harvard Business Review and Huffington Post and most importantly gives us some really effective habits and practices we can use everyday.

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Learn The Most Effective Habits & Practices From Some Of The World’s Best Experts

I asked some of my favorite experts and thought leaders – people that are world class performers in what they do – for quick and uncommon habits and practices that we can adopt to help us thrive in life and at work every day. They really came through with some priceless wisdom and tips that will help you on day 1.

When you’re done reading, I would love to hear a quick and uncommon habit or practice from you, in the comments!

On Wellness, Health, & Fitness

Take 5 minutes each day to practice sitting completely still. This takes the meditation one step further. By committing to stillness, you’re forced to meet, be with, and find an inner grounding amidst all of the things you might typically try to move away from (e.g. an itch, low back pain, extra energy in the body). Doing this over time develops calm, resilience and confidence to meet the various discomforts that may arise.”     Cory Muscara, Long Island Center For Mindfulness
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