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What If You Could Take a One-Month Sabbatical? [Podcast S02E01]
Welcome to Season 2, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this first episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my recent sabbatical. We explore how you can plan to take your own sabbatical—even if it seems impossible right now. For each of the past three years, my wife, Gail, and I have […]
Episode 8: Twenty Questions to Ask Other Leaders [Podcast]
Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about a set of questions I use whenever I meet with leaders. To grow as a leader, you need to be mentored, either formally or informally. One of the best ways to take advantage […]
Episode 7: Why Doing Less Is the Best Way to Do More [Podcast]
Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about Greg McKeown’s most recent book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. Like cleaning out a cluttered closet, McKeown recommends that we intentionally declutter our lives from the well-intended commitments and activities we’ve accumulated. […]
Episode 3: Three Questions Every Leader Must Answer to Avoid the Drift [Podcast]
Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this third episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about the power of ‟The Drift” and how leaders can avoid it. Most of my readers and podcast listeners are doing what they are doing because they want to have an impact on the […]
#096: What Leaders Need Even More Than the Right Answers [Podcast]
When I started out in my career, the key to success was having the right answers. Those who advanced in their careers the quickest were seemingly the ones who had the most answers. While this is definitely important in some situations—especially when responding to the people you are accountable to—it is not the key to […]
#095: How to Make $150,000 This Year from Your Platform [Podcast]
In this episode I share a recent interview I did for Platform University with Dan Miller on the topic of monetizing your platform. Unlike so many others, Dan shows you exactly how to do it. If you don’t know Dan Miller, he’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, 48 Days to the Work […]
#068: Sleep and Your Productivity [Podcast]
Recently, after what should have been a relaxing staycation with my wife, I confessed to her that I was feeling discouraged. We talked through a few possibilities without success, but then she asked me, “Are you discouraged or just tired?” The fact is that it is incredibly easy to confuse these two feelings because the […]
#065: Why You—Yes, YOU!—Should Consider Writing a Book [Podcast]
Admit it, you’ve thought about writing a book. According to a recent reader survey, 61.5% of my blog readers have thought about writing a book. Is it time for you to stop thinking and start doing? Being a published author has done more for my career—and my income—than I could have ever imagined. It has […]
#061: How To Coach Your Boss [Podcast]
There seems to be no end to the wealth of material written on coaching employees. However, very little has been written on the subject of coaching your boss. While many employees probably dream of this, precious few act on it for fear of being fired. But what if you there was a way to approach […]
Encore Episode: How to Develop More Discipline [Podcast]
I am on sabbatical for the next few weeks. While I am gone, I am running a series of “Encore Episodes.” These are my most popular podcasts ever, as measured by number of downloads. Enjoy! The topic of discipline is always relevant, since most of us struggle to achieve our goals and avoid the distractions […]
#060: How Do Busy Leaders Find Time for Social Media [Podcast]
I speak a lot on the topic of platform-building. Inevitably, during the Q&A time following my speech, I get asked, “How can I find time for social media? I am so busy now. I can’t imagine adding one more thing.” I understand this feeling. However, if you want to leverage your leadership and increase your […]
#053: How to Become a Morning Person [Podcast]
Recently, I did a podcast about how to be more productive by re-engineering your morning ritual. The response was astounding. But many asked, “What if I’m just not a morning person?” Well, you can be. It may not be easy, but it’s definitely possible. You can do it if you are intentional. Click to Listen […]
#051: How to Build (or Rebuild) Trust [Podcast]
Trust is so crucial in every relationship and every situation. If you don’t have it, it make it very difficult to move things forward. If you’ve lost it, things can go south very fast. Trust is not something you can take for granted. It takes months—sometimes years—to build. Unfortunately, you can lose it overnight. Click […]
#050: 8 Leadership Lessons from a Symphony Conductor [Podcast]
Not long ago, I sat in Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center watching Hugh Wolff, a world renowned conductor, lead the Nashville Symphony in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45. It was fascinating! Toward the end of the evening, it occurred to me that conducting an orchestra and leading a team have much in common. […]
#048: The 5 Characteristics of Weak Leaders [Podcast]
I have worked for more weak leaders than strong. I’ll bet you may have, too. However, I believe you can learn just as much from a weak leader—maybe more. I was reminded of this again when I read Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It is a page-turning account of Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and […]
#047: The Lost Art of Note-Taking [Podcast]
I don’t recall anyone ever teaching me how to take notes. I didn’t learn it in school—not even college. Nor did I learn it on the job. It was something I had to pick up on my own. Maybe this is why so few people bother to take notes during meetings or presentations. No one has […]
#039: The 7 Benefits of Keeping a Journal [Podcast]
In this episode, I talk about the benefits of keeping a journal. I also share my own practice and offer a few tips. Whether you have never journaled, need a little motivation to keep going, or are just curious about what others do, I think you will find this episode helpful. Click to Listen Between […]
#038: Change Your Story, Change Your Life [Podcast]
Inside your head and mine, there is a narrator. He or she is constantly telling us stories. These stories shape how we perceive reality. In fact, if we don’t intervene, these stories can shape our destiny for the worse. Or, if we are intentional and take control of the narrative, these stories can shape our destiny […]
#036: How to Develop More Discipline [Podcast]
Discipline is a particularly relevant topic this time of year, since most of us are struggling to maintain our New Year’s resolutions. In this podcast, I share five specific steps to developing more of it. If you’re like me, your resolve has already been tested, and you might even be thinking about giving up. Well don’t throw […]
#035: The Importance of the Leader’s Heart [Podcast]
We live in a very externally-focused culture. However, there is an internal issue which is largely ignored: the condition of your heart. Photo courtesy of © The corporate world is increasingly aware of the fact that you can’t improve productivity without increasing engagement. In other words, people have to show up at work with more than […]
#031: My Advice to Beginning Bloggers [Podcast]
As a result of my book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, and my speaking, I get a lot of e-mail about blogging. People want to know what I advise about getting started. In this episode of the podcast, I answer this question. Photo courtesy of © In my book, I share a social […]
#081: How to Create More Margin in Your Crazy-Busy Life [Podcast]
I have just gone through an incredibly busy time in my life and business. Last year was extraordinary, but it was also exhausting. Last weekend, I found myself feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. I knew it was time to stop the merry-go-round, take a deep breath, and recalibrate. That’s what I did on Monday. I knew […]
How to Say No Without Feeling Guilty [Podcast S06E04]
Welcome to Season 6, Episode # of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to say no without feeling guilty. If you’re a recovering people pleaser like me, you don’t want to miss this episode. In fact, you can’t afford to miss it. Nothing will eat up […]
Your Guide to Greatness [Podcast S06E02]
Welcome to Season 6, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I talk with Lewis Howes about living our dreams and leaving a legacy. What is greatness? Lewis Howes defines it in his new book, The School of Greatness. Today he sits down with Michele and I […]
How Can I Wow My Clients And Set Boundaries? [Podcast S04E13]
Welcome to Season 4, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we answer your questions about boundaries, bad bosses, and what’s essential in business and life. We love fielding listener questions on This Is Your Life. Today we’re talking […]
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Feb 14th, 2012
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