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299 | Activating The Purpose Within

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So, you’ve achieved the level of success you’ve always wanted, but you thought you’d feel better than you actually do. Our guest, Craig Filek, created Purpose Mapping. Purpose Mapping is about grounding who you are and how you serve others. On this episode, we dive into cultivating a daily practice that boosts dopamine levels to help you carry out the actions needed to take those key action steps. This is about getting into your genius zone and actually doing what you are wired to do!

Target Audience: Craig specifically works with people who have achieved success but are feeling empty and not as fulfilled as they thought they would be.

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The Power of Purpose

Have you found your purpose? Are you feeling grounded about it? Do you possess clarity, courage and bravery around where you are going and what you are going to do?

Purpose Mapping

Craig developed purpose mapping to help get people’s lives into alignment. He came up with it at a time when he had accomplished all those things he thought he wanted. Despite the accomplishments, he was walking away from it all.  He decided to go a different path. He sat with this acceptance for 9 months and this process had emerged. Influenced by Tony Robbins and other such philosophers and coaches, he found they all had a similar message: start with a clear WHY. When you have THAT- you can bear any HOW.

Applying Your Purpose

Purpose = WHO I am and WHY I am here. The strategic component is about grounding it in a way that serves as a contribution so that you may embody your purpose in your day to day life.

Cultivate  Daily Practices to Increase Your Dopamine Levels

We must all ask ourselves, “What are the daily practical and tactical things I need to do to hit that level of dopamine that will allow me to execute the action steps every day?” Craig says, even if we just hit that for a minute every day, it adds up every day and changes our brain chemistry. It changes our perspective on the world, how we see it and what we think we are capable of.

Maintaining Flow State

Flow is that experience of being in a lucid state of consciousness. Think back to a time when you were performing your best and feeling your best- that’s a flow state. Executives in a flow state are literally 500% more productive. This is becoming a competitive advantage in business.

How Purpose Mapping Works

It’s about taking these parts of ourselves and putting them into boxes. there is the “being” side of a person’s experience; there’s the “doing” side of a person’s experience. there are ways of being that feel better or feel worse. those 4 quadrants map out psychological wholeness. Brene Brown highlights those aspects of us we hide, suppress or deny. seeing it allows us to put back on the table so we can begin to TAP THE POWER. taking all this in the direction of our strengths will get us in the flow state. where the inner critic shuts off and we go into our genius zone.

Purpose. Autonomy. Mastery. If a leader can give their team members that experience, they will be loyal, productive, happy. this is good for society as a while. Getting into the genius zone is what we are wired for.

The Difference Between Purpose and Mission

Purpose is the reason we exist. Our mission is that big hairy audacious goal that we align our lives around.

Leaders need to help their teams clarify the goal as distinct from who they are and why they are here. They’ve got to make sure they are in alignment. If they are not, Leaders have a responsibility to help them move on.

 

In this episode we’ll cover:

  • What Purpose Mapping is
  • How to apply your purpose and serve others
  • Cultivating a daily practice
  • Getting into your genius zone
  • Identifying what you are wired for

 

Practical and Actionable:

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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.

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.

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.

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!

David Mead

113 | Discovering Your Big Why with David Mead

David MeadEveryone knows WHAT they do, some people know HOW they do it, and yet very few people know their WHY. The WHY is really the most important part. David Mead shares with us how to discover your big why. David is a business partner with a hero of mine, Simon Sinek. who also wrote one of my favorite business books- “Start With Why.” Simon and David have been taking this concept of “the WHY” to corporations for years now to help them define and understand this concept. This interview with David will help you understand the importance of knowing your WHY.

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David’s Target Audience: Includes anyone who is interested in creating an environment where people feel inspired to come to work and leave fulfilled by the work they’ve done by the end of the workday. This includes leaders with organizations. But really, David focuses on anybody who has a desire to create an environment where the people and the relationships between them are what’s most important. That and to provide them opportunities to contribute something that matters to them.

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