248 | Creating Connection and Significance Through Speaking with Les Brown

248 | Creating Connection and Significance Through Speaking with Les Brown

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248 | Creating Connection and Significance Through Speaking with Les Brown

Motivational Speaker, Les Brown shares with us how the road to growth and transformation requires the COURAGE to change. If you want to evoke the spirit of transformation in those whom you serve, you must also commit to catalyzing that very thing in your own life. The intention and desire to grow must be practiced, exercised and executed consistently.

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Target Audience: Les motivates Entrepreneurs who wish to use Speaking as a platform for inspiration and expanding consciousness.

Passion, Fear & the Courage to Change

Creating change is not easy. We ask Les: “What are the basics when you want to change something in your life?”

Les says it requires the willingness to assess the situation and asking yourself the question: “what direction do I go in now? Is this worth the cost for me? What Sacrifice am I willing to make? If not, then what you want in your life will be sacrificed. Courage is not an act you take in absence of fear, but an action you take in spite of the fear.

The easiest thing Les admits he does now is earning the kind of living that he desires. Now, the most difficult thing he had to do was BELIEVE he COULD do it. He says, the basics are working on yourself and developing that mindset that it is possible. It is about increasing value and being unstoppable in what is being created.

Who do I need to be?

The KEY question. Les explains that you have to, to stay ahead of the game. As entrepreneurs, we must prepare ourselves for the future and the circumstance that come about. Ask yourself, “Who do I have to be to accommodate the changes that will take place.” By working on mindset and skill set, we can win in the marketplace every day!

Ask yourself what you have going for you what is working against you? What do you need to do? Les says he disciplines himself to read 3 books per month. What do you need to do to sharpen yourself? And remember, if you’re the smartest in your group, you need a new group.

Les believes that being in business is not just about making money- but leaving a legacy. Stretching yourself is about discovering how little you know. Reflect on who you are and who you need to be. What’s the story you believe about yourself?

As we live, we earn, learn and pass it on. There is no success without successors.  Power them to become a pencil in the hand of God (Mother Teresa quote)- helping people to change the planet.

 

What’s aching to get out?

Did you know that 87% of our self-talk is negative and undetected from our conscious minds? People must begin to ask themselves what the calling of their lives are. As much as they have chosen IT, it has also chosen THEM. Speaking is about changing consciousness!

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Exploring who you need to be tomorrow
  • Increasing your belief in your own VALUE
  • How to focus on what you really want
  • Using courage to develop mindset and skillset
  • Committing yourself to sharpening the self

Practical and Actionable:

There’s too much information around us yet not enough insight. Les says, there’s riches in niches. When you focus on that, (the noise will always be there) you become disciplined. You have a place to stand. Don’t be a jack of all trades. Focus on the direction. Commit to that path- the one that represents your values. Noise comes on when you take your focus off your goals.

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How is your business going…would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do. I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.

Okay, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap… it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business. I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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244 | From Expectation Hangover to Finding Happiness Within with Christine Hassler

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Christine Hassler, author of the book Expectation Hangover gets vulnerable about how she found true happiness. In using the experience of a crisis, she found the excuse to go through a soul transformation. Now she helps others do the same! On this episode, we talk about how the way to do truly impactful work is by answering our own inner calling. It is about understanding that the answers cannot be found anywhere outside of ourselves.

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Target Audience: Christine travels the globe hosting retreats and speaks at events. She helps people answer the vital questions of: Who am I? What do I want? How do I get it? And What’s the impact I want to make?

After a quarter life crisis and several personal and professional losses, Christine decided to reorient her life. She realized she had been seeking happiness outside herself. Yet, she finally understood happiness could only be found from within. This understanding totally flipped her orientation and perspective on life.

Expectation Hangover (Christine’s published book)

What was aching inside that made the book happen? Christine shares that the stream of crises provided a huge window of opportunity for transformation to occur. It’s what Christine calls the “Expectation hangover.” We want to get out of the feeling of pain, disappointment as quickly as possible. Some of us see it as an opportunity for healing. It is a chance to get out of destructive cycles you may be repeating.

When it comes to heartache, (in business or personal) ‘quick fixes’ don’t really cut it. This, Christine wanted to create a holistic and comprehensive book that serves as a treatment plan to help people heal from some of their deepest pains.

On a soul level, it is important to feel in touch with our gifts, like we are leaving behind a legacy. At the core, each of us wants to create something that is meaningful. The hard part is that we are wired and taught how to achieve success externally and logistically. We are not taught to know what success really feels like on an internal level. We’re not taught how to look at our own shadows.

To do impactful work, we have to be clear. We need a solid foundation. It is easy to build a business that makes money but not as easy to build something truly connected to who we are on the soul level.

Sometimes we need an expectation hangover to get ourselves in gear. But sometimes we are afraid of making the changes because of the unknown future. And then, the universe might bring us that expectation hangover because something needed to change. All in all, we are the ones who manifest the changes in our lives.

Activating People to Move Forward with More Clarity

What Christine first does to help her clients is identify their compensatory strategy. As babies we were totally whole. Then life events caused us to have these compensatory strategies in attempts to feel that wholeness again. For example becoming a people pleaser or an over achiever are 2 examples of a compensatory strategy. The motivation stems from a place of lack. This way of living is unsustainable if true happiness and fulfillment is what one seeks.

What is motivating your success, truly? Does it stem from some pain? Shift to the possibility of what you could create based on INSPIRATION rather than MOTIVATION. That changes the context of what SUCCESS really means!

What’s the difference between INSPIRATION VS. MOTIVATION

Motivation- IS a drive and a push. Often people are hard on themselves and they don’t even realize it. Pressure- very heady and stems from an external rather than internal.

Inspiration – is about feeling. It is an inner CALLING. There are feelings of excitement, enthusiasm and resonance with who you are. Inspiration comes from vision and moves us forward. It has a much lighter quality while also having momentum.

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Seeking happiness from within
  • Using crisis for transformation
  • How to do impactful work
  • Answering our Souls’ inner calling
  • INSPIRATION VS. MOTIVATION

Practical and Actionable:

Get out a piece of paper. Mark it 1-5
Write down your top 5 core values. Most can’t do it. Or perhaps they haven’t given it a lot of thought. Our values are our compass. That’s how we know what we are inspired by. Before making decisions, check in to see if the decision lines up with those values. Write down your vision. Use your imagination productively. Rather than worry, create a positive vision. Write it, see it, feel it every day. Let your vision be your gas to pull you forward.

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How is your business going…would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do. I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.

Okay, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap… it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business. I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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228 | Beyond the Ceiling: Unlimited Potential with Daniel Battan

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Our guest, Daniel Battan is the founder of “Beyond The Ceiling.” Daniel saw that the problem existent within many entrepreneurs was that they saw a “ceiling” for themselves – or in other words, a limited potential that could be reached. However, the “ceiling” is NOT the ultimate potential one can reach. There is ALWAYS more (think: “the sky”). Beyond The Ceiling is about stepping outside and realizing that there is no ceiling in your capabilities. It is unlimited! Daniel brings a very grounded approach that can be used by entrepreneurs.

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Target Audience: Daniel serves Serial/Tech Entrepreneurs who want to become visionary leaders.

 

 

Daniel focuses on entrepreneurs. He saw an opportunity in the sector and aims to bring new standards to the entrepreneurial field. There are always skills and mindset capabilities to improve upon. However he saw that many tech entrepreneurs were missing this one key piece in their business: Growing the person who ran it the business.  

New Zealand: A Place of Innovation… HOWEVER…

Daniel’s home country of New Zealand is comprised of a society that is quite self reliant being that it is geographically isolated. However- he often saw that people do not believe in ourselves and/or do not believing in other people. His mission is to build the nation’s GDP (Increase Gross Domestic Confidence). And he’s doing it one person at a time- and beginning with the entrepreneurial community.

Daniel serves entrepreneurs who are at a conundrum- they have had financial successes but are now wondering where their happiness has gone. They have lost their sense of purpose and contribution to the world. They are rich in poor ways.

 

 

Why choose Confidence for ourselves and those around us?

Because, Daniel says, it makes a better world! There is nothing worse than a life that lacks confidence. The consequence? Regret! Lots of it! With confidence you can do the things you want to do.

The Power of Personal Development is rooted in healthy self esteem. In school in and in life in general,  we’re taught that success is about the result and many people end up chasing a result. However, this is not the meaning of happiness. And without happiness, what is the significance of success?

We gain confidence from the actions we perform today. These actions should be in line with who we truly are.

 

 

Practical and Actionable:

  1. A Practical step stems from 2 things. First, the art of confidence is a mindset. It is NOT about trying to change things about yourself. Always aim to serve. Keep in mind that self doubt is not actually a problem. Don’t suddenly judge yourself for having self doubt. Rather, acknowledge it- ask yourself is it true and useful? Make a conscious choice to take action in that state. Transform the state that you notice you are coming into confidence.
  2. Know what you are doing. Master your craft. Over prepare for those moments. Know yourself so well that you are speaking from the heart.

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How is your business going…would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do.  I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.

Okay, then I formalized the process to offer a Results
…it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business.  I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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Thinking Bigger

224 | Thinking Bigger From the Amazing 3 Foot Tall Sean Stephenson

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Thinking BiggerLearning to “Think Bigger” is huge part of your growth at a personal and professional level. I have pulled out the big gun for today’s episode. I am honored to interview Sean Stephenson, who stands 3 feet tall (and faced so many challenges in his life). Sean shares with us how to think bigger and not let your circumstances dictate how you dream. Thinking bigger is like a muscle that you have to use or you risk losing it.

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Target Audience: Sean works with individuals dealing with their insecurities.

Sean uses his own story to inspire others. Sean suffers from a bone disease. He was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, and stands three feet tall, has fragile bones, and must use a wheelchair. Through the adversities he has faced, he has gained quite a unique perspective. It motivated him to seek Personal Growth which has taught him to focus on those things he does have access to. Thus, he communicates and teaches through therapeutic metaphors. He shows others how to control the mind so that it works for you and not against you. He shows others how to guide their emotions in a way that empowers them.

Thinking Bigger

INSECURITY and FEAR are directly related. It’s not about thinking of what you don’t have but pivoting your focus on what you want. It takes courage to do things that haven’t been done before.

Sean’s Dream of Becoming a Speaker

Teachers and everyone else thought he was crazy to aspire to do it. Nevertheless, he stepped into the vision when he was just a kid. Doubters, haters and cynics will always be there. Sean asks us to remember that it’s a reflection of THEM. When you realize this, their words won’t have an emotional impact on you.

Then again, there are days when they will impact you and Sean says this is a matter of your own ability to give SELF CARE. This is important every day because you want to be sure to fill up your own soul and tend to your own well being.

My Brain is No Different Than Any Other Achiever

Sean’s standards of who he is becoming are high and sometimes he feels like he is slacking. But that’s just because there’s always more to do. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE MORE TO DO. And still, his mission stands: to rid the world of insecurity. The human race is his target audience which is a very big niche! Everyone has survived things though. It is his joy and privilege to be a light for this very thing.

Gaining A New Perspective

Sean put his clients in touch with those who are experiencing a greater struggle. By linking his client with another who needs support, the client feels valuable and gains a tremendous humbling experience. It’s all about finding the blessing.

Practical and Actionable:

Identify this first:
F- stuck in the “FED”= the state of the mind swirling in fears, envies and dislikes.

THEN: Switch the focus to the gap and identify these:

Goal- what you want
Appreciation- what you have
Preference- what you like

This alone supercharges a person. No matter where they are at. Stand in the GAP. There’s always enough evidence to prove your life sucks or to prove that it’s amazing.

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How is your business going…would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do.  I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.

Okay, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap…it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business.  I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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205 | Shifting to the 21st Century Mindset with Paula Fracasso

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The inner game of leadership and entrepreneurship is discussed often and not many people understand the value of a deep understanding of your thinking. The “understanding” I am talking about is challenging the common patterns. I have a master coach on today’s show. Paula Fracasso talks with me about shifting into the 21st century mindset. Discover how to handle the pace of change and uncertainty of the future with me in this episode.

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Target Audience: Paul is an Executive Life Coach. She serves entrepreneurs (with Enterprises) whose goal is to have an impact in the world.

Paula’s perspective highlights the fact that we each have a unique design. Everyone of us is a beautiful human being and an Exquisite Inventor of Life.

One of Paula’s philosophies is that any organization can only advance as far as the collective consciousness of the people allow it to advance.

In this episode, Paula mentions her coaching experience with Coachville http://www.coachville.com/u and how that allowed her to realized the evolution of the reality of the world we’re living in now. She now sees that we could not have been without the Industrial Era (which created the industrial mindset). That includes our Educational System!

Think of what a repetitive system it is. But that’s not where value comes from anymore. In the 21st century, we are in this totally turned on – 24/7 – highly connected world where value is created out of the bringing together of the right resources and then creating space for spontaneous discovery of what happens now.

In the 20th century we were taught as a collective consciousness to get our work done before play. In the 21st century, we are really being pushed to ask yourself where your priorities are and where the result lay. What’s going to be the most fun? What’s going to produce the biggest results? It’s not about checking off tasks anymore.

This is why we spend so much time processing email (because we are stuck in an old paradigm). We can check email endlessly but it does not produce the results we want. Just remember that the opportunity to work never ends. It will always be there. This is about being more conscious of the work we are choosing to do.

Be the example of understanding that value is created spontaneously by applying the right resources. So as a leader you are no longer managing the process (i.e- how many worksheets got done).

What you’ve got to focus on is:

  • WHAT WANTS TO HAPPEN?
    What ‘s required to make that happen?
    When am I going to get those components altogether?

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • Why we must transform our old 20th century paradigm way of thinking
  • How to align with the new paradigm (21st century mindset)
  • How each of us has a unique design
  • Why organizations only advance as far as the collective consciousness of the people
  • How to distinguish which expenditures are not required to produce the result?

Practical and Actionable:

Challenging 20th century mindset to transition into the 21st: Create a time for yourself to investigate the question make a list – what do you do automatically that is processed driven rather than results driven? Where have you set up an assembly line that is continuous and never ending? Which time energy expenditures and resources not required to produce the result?

Resources and Links

How is your business going...would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do.  I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.  

Ok, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap...it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business.  I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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200 | The Trap of Success with Gene Hammett

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200 - Gene HammettThere is always a choice. The choice is not always easy, but there is always a choice. To create something amazing and innovative you have to leave the comfortable zones of work. To really go for the big goals and dreams that you want, you have to let go of what you have right now to get what you really want. Once you reach a level of success, you begin to play it safe (even though you don’t see it that way). Discover how to avoid the trap of success.

 

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Target Audience: help businesses and leaders stand out and help them build deep trust

 

This episode is for those wanting to be a trusted advisor for their clients. You are constantly accessing the courage within, want to break away from the status quo and think differently. This takes a lot of fearlessness. You’re a Trailblazer, a rule breaker a Renegade. Doing this every day means making a decision to see the world and yourself in new ways.

 

Exercise! The Power of 3

Get out a pen and paper and write down 3 words you want your clients to say about you. It is helpful to you to document what you want to hear.

 

 

There’s got to be a better way…

Gene himself came to a point in his entrepreneurial journey where even though he was making money, he felt dissatisfied and unfulfilled. He was afraid of losing everything. At the same time, he wasn’t truly embodying innovation. He was trapped in his own success and he was not stretching out of that comfy comfort zone.

 

I lost everything ($3 million)… & I had to start over.

Bankruptcy, settlements and more. Bye bye house. Bye bye money. His confidence was compromised. Despite the losses, Gene decided to keep going.   

 

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel” ~Maya Angelou. Gene eventually understood this golden nugget within the darkness and decided he wanted to do and help others achieve that as well. It became his mission.

 

Breaking free of the comfort zone (3 components)

Mindset: This is about how you think about things. It’s about how you see the world and yourself. What gets in the way of this is that inner critic – that little voice inside you that tells you you’re not enough, that it is not the right time. It keeps you from investing in yourself and that is a huge problem when people are trying to break free from where they are.

 

Strategy: A foundational concept Gene drills into his clients is that you can’t be all things to all people. So who are you for that certain niche?

 

Action: Each and every day, you are presented with a ‘test.” Gene has learned that procrastination or waiting for things to be perfect prevents any action from happening. Move and do things you’ve never done before. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the best strategies all around if you aren’t taking action.  This is what ultimately catalyzes results!

 

 

 

What is the one skill you need to be successful?

People are so focused on the tools and the strategies their mission. But what is actually missing is a deeper understanding of your inner game. This includes your mindset, the story that you’re living and the truth that you accept and live by. Who do you need to be for your clients to say those 3 words from that exercise we did earlier?

 

2 Types of Courage:

Pivotal Courage: Despite any fears or setbacks, you get back on your feet and move forward.

Silent courage: lives inside of us and we try to quiet as much as we can because we are afraid. This actually shapes more of our future than Pivotal Courage because of the daily battle with those fears and doubts. What is your habit of acknowledging your fear and moving forward anyway? “Courage is being scared but saddling up anyway” ~John Wayne

 

200smIn this episode we’ll cover:

  • 3 components to moving past your comfort zone
  • Uncovering your fears
  • Saddling up despite the fears
  • The 2 types of courage
  • How to create a Courage List

 

Practical and Actionable:

Create The Daily Courage List:

What are the things you’ve been wanting to do that you haven’t? Describe the fear you have about anything you’d like to be courageous about. Understand why you fear that. It takes courage to value our own gifts but once we do, we can move mountains.

 

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199 | Activating Employees to Be a High Performers with Todd Herman

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Activating employees with Todd HermanTaking your performance to a new level in business is a continuous practice. If you want to make a change, you will be better served when you have the right system.  Today’s guest is Todd Herman is an exceptional coach and best known for his results with high-performing athletes. Todd took what he learned there and has been applying it to leaders in business. We talk about how to shift the smallest things in your “system” to get massive changes in your performance.

 

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Target Audience: Todd holds space for entrepreneurs to develop real leadership skills to scale up their businesses by putting smart systems in place thereby executing in a more effective way.

 

 

What’s getting in the way of effective execution?

Todd is a big believer in having a great model and working with belief systems. Fail to create an adequate system and you will have a very frustrated team. You also won’t get very good results. When it comes to us helping our teams or people operate at higher levels, it has everything to do with how the days are structured. This requires system planning and system models or “templates.”

 

 

Being intentional about what that next time span is going to be about

According to Todd, we need to be nimble about how we work our days. Todd prefers to keep things nice and short because it allows him and his team to slip into a state of flow (or the “zone). The flow state is about producing at a higher capacity you ever thought you could. Having a system template is a way of achieving this.

 

How do we change the behavior of human beings? Installing new habits…

  • Modifying the environment you have around you
  • Setting up behavior queues
  • Using pain. Pain is one of the greatest motivators to behavior change. Use pain in a way that transforms one’s mindset towards gain or growth.

 

The Eisenhower Matrix

The Eisenhower Matrix is a 4-Quadrant separates the important vs the not important. It sorts out the urgent vs. not urgent items. Ultimately, this system prevents us from making poor decisions. It allows for fluidity because there are less crises to manage too.

 

199-Todd Herman Activating Employees to be high performersIn this episode we’ll cover:

  • How smart systems create flow
  • Installing new habits for increased efficacy
  • How to use Pain for Gain
  • How to plan your day for greater impact
  • Ways to get your mind to solve problems for you

 

 

Practical and Actionable:

The easiest thing for people to do is plan their tomorrow today. Visualization is a big part of this. Why? because visualization is like experiencing it. It provides a visceral reaction to what it is going to be like when one steps into the “starting gate” (or begins their day).  It gives one a state of flow and you will hit the ground running in at the beginning of the day. Even better, your mind will start to work on problems for you.

 

 

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How is your business going...would you like to talk about it?

I love my audience of listeners. I really do.  I would love to help you in some way. I started doing calls with listeners and realized that it was a great way to understand you.  

Ok, then I formalized the process to offer a Results Roadmap...it is a private one-on-one call with me about your business.  I want to help you see your roadmap with more clarity and confidence. Find out more about the Results Roadmap (it takes you to my personal website). This is not a sales pitch. Let me serve you.

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198 | How to Empower Your Employees with Kathy Fettke

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198smLeading your team to new levels is your job as the CEO. One key element to that is empowerment. Well, it is empowering your employees to see their role as part owner of the business. Our guest today is Kathy Fettke, CEO of Real Wealth Network. Kathy is a thought leader in her space with numerous appearances on CNBC, Fox News, MarketWatch and more.  Kathy shares how to empower your employees with real examples of what has worked in her business. 

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Target Audience: Kathy is the CEO of Real Wealth Network http://www.realwealthnetwork.com/ She helps real estate investors or people who want to invest accelerate their retirement plan through something more tangible. This includes building passive income through rental and income properties.

 

“When you’re really up against it, that’s when miracles happen” ~Kathy Fettke

 

Out of Pure Terror…

Was born the Real Wealth Network.  Sure, Kathy always had the desire to be an entrepreneur, but when her husband got sick and the medical bills started to pile up, Kathy had to figure out how to make money and fast. She used the platform she already had (a podcast) and built up her audience and target market through that. 

When you’re really up against it, that’s when miracles happen. It’s when she knew she needed to shift what she previously believed was possible.

 

“That’s when I knew I needed to shift what I believed was possible” ~Kathy Fettke

 

What did you discover in  your podcast interviews? (She interviewed Wealthy individuals)

  • mindset
  • being open to money  vs being afraid of money
  • just talking about money and breaking the taboo around it.

Kathy realized she always held the belief it was a selfish thing. She knew she had to create a constant flux of income. In her interviews, she learned the avenue towards that was real estate and/or building a business. So she did BOTH!

 

Empowered Employees: The foundation of any successful business

Really successful businesses are a result of empowered employees. These people may also be more talented than you. For the first time, she hired “ABOVE” her. She also brought in a partner because she finally understood how powerful that could be.

 

“Really successful businesses are a result of empowered employees” ~Kathy Fettke

 

How To Empower Employees

Kathy and her team hire people with the idea that this is their business too. Ask them:

  • What do you want?
  • What would be your dream job?
  • What would motivate and excite you?

 

When were you in the trenches Kathy?

Kathy was in the trenches when she had $250 in her bank account and couldn’t even pay her employees. This forced her to get creative along with the employees help. She learned that the hardest times in life are when you are forced to get creative.

 

 “We’ve hired people with the idea that this was their business too” ~Kathy Fettke

 

198-Katherine FettkeIn this episode we’ll cover:

  •  How to empower your employees
  • Why you want empowered employees
  • How to build loyalty with your staff
  • How Kathy managed to build passive and constant income
  • Why hard times are good times

 

Practical and Actionable:

Give people that opportunity to do a job they love. The vision is to promote financial freedom after all! Helping people grow is what will build loyalty.

 

Resources and Links

Do you have questions about today’s episode!?

Did you know that you can apply to chat with me by phone? This is a limited time offer to help anyone that is serious about refining their business as well as developing a clear & compelling strategy that will drive them forward. Complete the questions and our team will follow up with you to schedule time for your “Business Breakthrough Session”. These are limited to 30 minutes, completely free and oh, so valuable.  Apply Now!

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176 | Performing to Steal the Show with Michael Port

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176fWhen you “steal the show,” you are performing at your highest levels. Do you want to be a better performer in all of life’s important moments? Do you want to influence your audience when it counts – during sales conversations, business presentations, keynote speeches, and more – and succeed in high-stakes situations? We have 5-time NY best selling author, Michael Port, on the
show today and he shares his wisdom on performing at your highest level. This is for speakers, coaches, consultants and just about anybody ready to raise their game.

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Target Audience: Speakers, coaches, consultants and those wanting to be better performers both on the stage and off.

 

Public speaking and performing considers the following to be a “Performance” (it’s not just speeches!)

  • job interview
  • negotiation
  • sales meeting
  • skype call

The Fear & the Worry of Speaking…

Your Mindset= you must see yourself as a performer. Michael Port says, “You have a desire to make an impact and on the other hand, you have the desire not to be ridiculed, made fun of or rejected. But those 2 desires cancel each other out/get in the way. So if you want to go out there and do big things, people may laugh at you from time to time (I get negative reviews on my books). Fortunately, there are more people who say they like what I do. But there’s no way i can reach those people unless i was willing to be fully self expressed. If you’re willing to be fully self expressed, you begin to silence the critics and crush your fears…”

There are 2 types of critics:

Those in their seats &….
YOURSELF.

The way we see ourselves influences the choices we make! if we have the courage to be ourselves we can truly shine. being liked vs. creating real impact. we must decide whether we want results or approval.

Elements to Speaking (avoid just highlighting rewards because it seems out of reach)

  • BIG IDEA
  • Promise (big idea supports the promise)
  • You understand the way the world looks to them
  • Provide Steps & Systems

 

176smIn this episode we’ll cover:

  • Why you’ve got to find the courage within to be fully expressed
  • How you perceive yourself is EVERYTHING
  • How to be a better performer on stage and off stage
  • The 9 quick fire tips to use when working on your speech.
  • The MAIN Elements you need for Speaking (forget the fluff)

 

Practical and Actionable:

Here are the 9 Quick Fire Tips from Michael Port you can start implementing now…

1. The Opening – cut the filler words and phrases, “Hey I just flew in from…”; get right to it instead of putting in unnecessary words to get the audience engaged

2. The Closing – make it powerful, yet it doesn’t have to be filled with fireworks; ensure the audience has taken the big idea of the speech and never do anything after the applause

3. Emotional Connection – really the most important thing is connecting at an emotional level with the audience; you might think your “how to” speech doesn’t need emotional elements, yet if you want your audience to connect to you after the speech, you want to connection with their emotions.

4. Emotional Contrast – any speech that is just one note is boring; great speeches have contrast in content, structure and emotions; move from sad to funny to engage the audience; this keeps them on the edge of their seats in a good way

5. Eye Contact – don’t stare too long to make someone uncomfortable; scan the room and look at people to draw them into the moment (Remember: Don’t picture the audience naked either.)

6. Movement – use the whole stage to connect with the audience using your movements; don’t wander or look down as these cause the audience to disengage and question your influence

7. Slides – it is never a question of using slides or NOT using slides; the issue is how you use them to support your message; Seth Godin is a master at using slides and can use 150 slides in a single presentation; use slides to write your speech first and create slides to support your message (most people want to write slides then write the speech; this places the slides in the performer’s seat instead of you).

8. Audience Interaction – must be in proportion to the amount of trust you have developed with the audience; opening with a question that is too invasive will cause you to lose the audience; by the end of the presentation, you have built more trust and you can ask more of the audience

9. Practice – Michael believes that you must practice your speech. OK, this is not news to you. However, are you practicing with the awareness of the above tips? In Steal the Show, Michael gives insights to better practice techniques that will make you more prepared for your performance on stage.

Resources and Links

 

 

Do you have questions about today’s episode!?

Did you know that you can apply to chat with me by phone? This is a limited time offer to help anyone that is serious about refining their business as well as developing a clear & compelling strategy that will drive them forward. Complete the questions and our team will follow up with you to schedule time for your “Business Breakthrough Session”. These are limited to 30 minutes, completely free and oh, so valuable.  Apply Now!

A QUICK FAVOR

And lastly, please leave a rating and review for the Leaders in the Trenches on iTunes (or Stitcher) – it will help us in many ways, but it also inspires us to keep doing what we are doing here. Thank you in advance!

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172 | Working Hard Is Not The Answer with Michelle Bersell

172-MichelleBersel When you have to make more money or launch a new project, do you immediately think you have to work harder? Well working harder is rarely the right answer. Today’s guest is Michelle Bersell who shares insights about what is really going on behind getting more done. Listen to this episode to discover the power of emotional blocks in your life.

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