Encore Episode: The One Way to Guarantee You Won’t Succeed [Podcast]

6 Tricks for Training Yourself to Persist When You Want to Quit

Our podcast is on hiatus for 3 weeks as we prepare for Season 8. But we’ve gone through our content and found some of our most popular episodes to share with you during the transition. Enjoy this listener favorite!

In this episode, Stu McLaren (who filled in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt) and I discuss the one way to guarantee you won’t succeed.

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Persistence is critical to success. But sometimes when things get tough we really want to bail, don’t we? The good news is that we can get through those moments and stay on course. I’ve got six tricks for training yourself to persist when you want to quit.

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Encore Episode: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less [Podcast]

An Interview with Greg McKeown, Author of ‘Essentialism’

Our podcast is on hiatus for the next 3 weeks as we prepare for Season 8. But we’ve gone through our content and found some of our most popular episodes to share with you during the transition. Enjoy this listener favorite!

In this twelfth episode from Season 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast, Michele Cushatt and I interview Greg McKeown, best-selling author of Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.

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We live in a culture that drives us to do, produce, and consume more—constantly. As a result, our schedules are packed, while our lives seem empty. Greg McKeown’s Essentialism, one of the best business books I’ve ever read, offers the perspective and tools we need to break free from this trap.

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Season 7, Episode 13: 10 Reasons Every Leader Needs a Blog [Podcast]

(And How to Get Started)

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss why we think blogging is an absolute must for leaders today.

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If you’re a leader and you don’t have a blog, then you are missing out on one of the greatest leadership tools ever invented. With a blog, you can literally influence hundreds and thousands of people at a time. Today, I’m going to give you my 10 reasons why every leader needs a blog and what you need to do to get started.

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Season 7, Episode 12: My Advice to New Bloggers [Podcast]

8 Steps to Success

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss 8 steps to success for new bloggers.

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Some people have suggested that blogging is dead. I couldn’t disagree more. After 12 years of blogging, I still think it’s the single best way to get the word out about your message, cause, or brand. Today, I’m going to give you my best advice on starting a successful blog.

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Season 7, Episode 11: 5 Ways to Build Trust with Your Tribe [Podcast]

How to Quickly Gain Rapport

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of building trust with those you serve.

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You have to get people to buy into you before they buy into your message. They want to know that you’re honest and you deserve to be listened to. Today, we’re going to discuss some practical ways to earn people’s trust so you can influence them for good.

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Season 7, Episode 10: How To Frustrate Those You Lead [Podcast]

13 Mistakes Every Leader Should Avoid

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of the most annoying mistakes made by leaders today.

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If I asked you to think of someone who does a poor job as a leader, most of you could come up with somebody fairly quickly because bad leadership seems to stick out like a sore thumb. It’s something we don’t quickly forget. Today, we’re going to discuss how to avoid some of the most common mistakes made by leaders.

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Season 7, Episode 9: My Top 10 Productivity Hacks [Podcast]

How to Supercharge Your Day

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my top 10 productivity hacks.

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Many people feel overwhelmed because they can’t get everything done. But you can get better at productivity. It’s like a muscle. The more you work on it, the more productive you’ll become. Today, we’re going to give you some of our best tips on how to make the most of your working hours—without working more hours.

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Season 7, Episode 8: Leadership at the Symphony [Podcast]

8 Lessons from a Conductor

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss some of the lessons I learned from a conductor on a recent trip to the Nashville Symphony.

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Gail and I were amazed at the beauty and skill demonstrated by the musicians. But what really stood out was the conductor. It didn’t take long for me to begin seeing some clear parallels between conducting an orchestra and other leadership opportunities.

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Season 7, Episode 7: 6 Strategies to Become a Better Conversationalist [Podcast]

(And Why It Matters)

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss our best tips for becoming a more engaging conversationalist.

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Like riding a bike or driving a car, conversation is a skill that requires practice to improve. Today we’re going to give you some of our most impactful strategies.

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Season 7, Episode 6: Achieve More By Sleeping More [Podcast]

8 Tips to Reclaim the Rest You Need

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 6 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss eight tips for reclaiming the rest that we so desperately need.

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We sometimes allow ourselves to get derailed by what we assume is discouragement but is actually just a lack of sleep. When we’re tired, we don’t have access to the same kinds of emotional and intellectual resources as we do when we’re well rested. In this episode, we discuss how you can actually achieve more by sleeping more.

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Season 7, Episode 5: Advice to New CEOs [Podcast]

(Or Those Who Want to Be)

Welcome to Season 7, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my best tips for current or aspiring CEOs.

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Being the leader of your own company can look easier on the outside than it actually is when you’re the CEO. It requires more insight and effort than most anticipate. How can you rise to the occasion and really make a difference in your new role? In this episode, we discuss seven truths that will anchor you to a solid foundation.

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