Season 2, Episode 11: The 5 Biggest Hiring Mistakes Leaders Make [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the five most common mistakes leaders make in hiring people.

5 Biggest Hiring Mistakes Leaders Make

Nothing can accelerate the growth of your business faster than hiring the right person. Similarly, nothing can derail it faster than bringing in the wrong person. If you are going to succeed in business (or even in a non-profit organization), you must get really good at hiring great people.

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Season 2, Episode 10: 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Setting Goals (and How to Fix Them) [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the ten most common mistakes when it comes to goal-setting.

10 Biggest Mistakes People Make in Goal Setting

It’s that time of year when people begin planning for next year. That’s why I have been talking about it so much during the last week. I have also just released the newest edition of my goal-setting course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever.

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Season 2, Episode 09: The 3 Forces That Shape Character [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this ninth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the importance of character and the forces that shape it.

3 Forces That Shape Character

Charisma may be useful in attracting a following, but it is largely useless when it comes to achieving a long-term, positive impact on the people and organizations we lead. For this, we need character. Effective leadership is an inside-out job.

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Season 2, Episode 07: How Book Publishing Has Changed and What it Means for You [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the changing world of book publishing. If you are an author—or an aspiring author—this episode is for you.

How Book Publishing Has Changed and What it Means for You

I am always surprised by how many people have either written or want to write a book. According to my last reader survey, 65 percent of my audience fits into this category.

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Season 2, Episode 06: What to Do When You Are Forced to Wait [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this sixth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the difficulty of waiting.

What to Do When You Are Forced to Wait

I am good at a few things, but waiting is not one of them. Whether it is being put on hold when I call a business, sitting in the waiting room of my dentist’s office, or standing in the security line at the airport, I am impatient.

How about you?

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Season 2, Episode 05: How to Confront Someone Who Offends You (Or Others) Without Ruining Your Relationship [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this fifth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to confront someone who has offended you or others without jeopardizing your relationship with them.

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Confrontation is hard. Unfortunately, most of us avoid it. As a result our relationships suffer—or never reach their full potential. But there is hope.

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Season 2, Episode 04: My Top Ten Favorite Books of All Time [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss my top ten favorite books of all time.

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John Maxwell says that readers are leaders and leaders are readers. I believe that is true. That’s why I make reading an important priority. It is something I do literally every day.

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Season 2, Episode 03: Grow Your Social Media Following with These 10 Different Kinds of Posts [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss ten different kinds of social media posts you can use to keep your followers engaged and attract new ones.

Grow Your Social Media Following with These 10 Different Kinds of Posts

It’s challenging to keep creating fresh, new content. Yet this is essential if we want to keep our current followers engaged. We have to add value.

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Season 2, Episode 02: Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders Who Want to Make a Big Difference [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss the topic of accountability in leadership. Most leaders avoid it. Real leaders embrace it.

Why Accountability Is Vital for Leaders Who Want to Make a Big Difference

The reason is that taking responsibility for your attitudes, actions, and overall results is tremendously liberating. Attempting to avoid accountability—playing the victim—keeps you stuck.

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Season 2, Episode 01: What If You Could Take a One-Month Sabbatical? [Podcast]

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.

What If You Could Take a One-Month Sabbatical?

For each of the past three years, my wife, Gail, and I have taken a thirty-day sabbatical. This year, we went to Europe. We toured Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

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Episode 13: How Do I Transition Out of My Corporate Job to Work for Myself? (and Other Listener Questions) [Podcast]

Welcome to the all-new This Is Your Life podcast. In this thirteenth and final episode of the season, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I answer listener questions.

Season Finale - Questions and Answers

I get questions daily from my listeners and readers. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to answer them all. So Michele and I decided we would collect them, pick the most common ones, and then devote the thirteenth episode of each season to answering them.

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