Laura Gassner Otting is the founder & CEO of the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, a member of multiple nonprofit boards, and a thought leader on mission-driven work.
Laura Gassner Otting is the best-selling author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve Your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. She is a top ranked speaker and considered a top thought leader on mission-driven work.  She has been interviewed on Good Morning America, The Today Show and the Jordan Harbinger Podcast.   In this episode, Jamie and Laura talk about families adjusting to self isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, taking this time to reflect both personally and as a family, and carving your own path moving forward.  Her energy and enthusiasm is refreshing.  Listen to find out how you can move past limiting beliefs and practices to a life of fulfillment. She walks through some practical strategies you can use in order to define your own path, whether that means a pivot in your career and your job or something new entirely - something many people are re-evaluating in their lives right now.  We’ll discuss why we sometimes feel stuck and unfulfilled because of the way we define success and chase happiness and what we can do instead.  Laura’s entrepreneurial edge has been well-honed over a 25-year career that started as a Presidential Appointee in Bill Clinton’s White House, . She left a leadership role at a top nonprofit search firm, to expand the startup Laura also founded and ran the Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group, which she sold to the team that helped her build it, both because she was hungry for the next chapter and because she held an audacious dream of electing our nation’s first female president. Along the way, while serving on Hillary Clinton’s National Finance Committee, she was asked to do a TEDx talk which became so popular that it launched a speaking career. Laura has spoken across the United States and internationally to universities, companies, conferences, accelerators, TEDx, and the US Military. JazzHR - awarded the most UserFriendly ATS
Advice from 20 EXPERTS in medicine, mindset, food, business and mindfulness. To the Spartan Community, globally we are facing an obstacle like never before and never has it been more important to remember and implement all the resiliency lessons we have learned over the five years of doing this podcast. In this special episode we check back in with experts across the fields of physical, mental and medical wellness to give you the best tools for your toolbox to accept and adapt to this challenge. The overarching message is to stay informed, but still stay productive! Do the projects you have been putting off, celebrate this time with family and loved ones, harness new skills like cooking at home or designing your own home workout routine.    These experts have excellent advice that will give you great strategies to implement a healthy and productive response to this pandemic. Don’t be scared be prepared! And don’t forget to breathe!    EXPERTS FEATURED ON THIS EPISODE:  Dr. Paul Kilgore,(Quantitative-Health) Jonny Waite, Anthony Trucks (Identity Shift), Mike Bledsoe (The Strong Coach), Sarah Lipton (Genuine), Dr. Lara Pence (Chief Mind Doc & Licensed Clinical Psychologist), Katie Jones (Food Heroes Podcast),Joe Polish (Genius Network), Ben Greenfield, Dr Danielle Roberts,MD, Dr. Jen Welter (First female NFL coach), Brian Johnson (Optimize), Sefra Alexandra, Anders Varner (Barbell Shrugged), Zach Even-Esh, Shana Lee (The Soul Frequency), Laura Gassner Otting (limitless), and Charlie Engle.    Obstacle immunity is a credo of this community and together we will adapt and overcome! Help each other, protect yourself and Wash Those Hands!    Thank you for listening, to Charlotte Miles for recording a message from Joe desena in Sparta Greece and to Carrie from Yaya podcasting for help with the edit. Thank you also to the experts whose tips we were not able to get into this episode and to all of you for listening and doing your part.  Let us know what you think, should we do more episodes like this? We’re easy to find on twitter @SpartanUpPod and instagram at @SpartanUpPodcast SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play:   FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter   CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Field Recording - Charlotte Miles Additional Audio Editing - Carrie from YaYa Podcasting Host: Joe De Sena, Colonel Nye, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are doing immunity burpees & washing their hands :)    Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress  Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty   © 2020 Spartan
Laura Gassner Otting (@heylgo) is a motivational keynote speaker and the author of Limitless: How to Ignore Everybody, Carve your Own Path, and Live Your Best Life. What We Discuss with Laura Gassner Otting: Everyone has a scorecard that defines success, and it's totally limiting you -- even if you don't realize you have one. Why, when you don't define success in your own terms, finding your purpose and carving your own path becomes impossible. How you can learn to ignore the rules that created your limits. What you can do to align your energies with your actions. How to do work that actually satisfies and fulfills you, regardless of the unsolicited opinions of others. And much more... Full show notes and resources can be found here: Sign up for Six-Minute Networking -- our free networking and relationship development mini course -- at! Like this show? Please leave us a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!
Who has created your idea of success? Are you on the path you want should be on? Laura Gassner Otting, author of “Limitless” talks with Joe De Sena about carving your own way and revisiting what it is that ignites your passion. Don't be afraid of change, get comfortable being uncomfortable. Push yourself beyond what you thought was feasible, making the peaks & possibilities of life ahead of you Limitless! Joe is joined by Marko Cheseto, a Kenyan runner who lost both legs while on a running scholarship in Alaska who now holds the world marathon speed record for a double amputee. LESSONS Stay in your center of competence & excellence Failure is not a finale it’s a fulcrum Lean out over your comfort zone You ultimately make you own decisions Confidence to do big things comes from competence Never settle for mediocrity Define success for yourself Consonance: calling, connection, contribution & control Remember that you GET to do this!   FIND OUT MORE: Laura & her Book “Limitless:” SpartanX Leadership TIME STAMPS 0:00 Joe & guest host Marko Cheseto introduce this episode and SpartanX 1:30 Interview begins at Fenway & Laura’s origins in Miami 3:00 Experiences in Law School leading to the White House 3:45 Working in the Clinton Administration 4:30 Becoming a headhunter & starting her own advisory group 5:55 Growing a business, becoming a professional speaker & author 7:00 Listening for eight motivating factors 8:00 Does success equal happiness? 9:30 Making decisions with the frontal lobe 11:00 Staying in a center of competence & excellence 12:45 Leaning out over your comfort zone 14:00 Pushing yourself to a place you haven’t been before 15:15 Competence & confidence 17:45 Never settle for mediocrity 19:00 Consonance: what is calling you? 21:45 What trajectory do you want? 23:15 Weekly family meeting 25:00 Reaching new heights 26:00 The blur of past & present 28:00 Challenging others to see the best in themselves 31:00 Marko & Joe discuss what they learned from this Limitless interview SUBSCRIBE: Apple Podcasts: YouTube: Google Play: FOLLOW SPARTAN UP: Spartan Up on Instagram Spartan Up on Twitter CREDITS: Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena & Guest host Marko Cheseto Dr. Johnny Waite, Col. Nye & Sefra Alexandra are off climbing a mountain Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty © 2019 Spartan
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