Season 4, Episode 3: Why Learning to Lead Means Learning to Follow [Podcast]

5 Characteristics All Great Followers Have in Common

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 3 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss why learning to lead means learning to follow.

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If you want to be an effective leader, it’s critical that you first learn to be an effective follower. It sounds counterintuitive, but without the character and skill formation that comes from learning to follow, you’re almost guaranteed to be a poor leader.

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Season 4, Episode 2: Setting Up Camp in the Discomfort Zone [Podcast]

7 Strategies for Making the Most of Challenging Situations

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 2 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss the importance of setting up camp in the discomfort zone.

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If you’re an entrepreneur or leader of any kind you’re going to face discomfort and difficulty. But here’s the good news: These are the times we most grow and make progress towards our goals—especially if we follow seven strategies for making the most of challenging situations.

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Season 4, Episode 1: The One Way to Guarantee You Won’t Succeed [Podcast]

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

We’re back! Welcome to Season 4, Episode 1 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this first episode of our brand new season, Stu McLaren (who’s filling 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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Season 3, Episode 13: Why Is Retirement a Terrible Idea? [Podcast]

And My Answers to 8 Other Listener Questions

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 13 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this final episode of the season, Michele Cushatt and I discuss why retirement is a terrible idea and answer eight questions from you, the listener.

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One of my favorite shows is our Q&A show. It’s a fun, off-the-cuff way to interact with the needs of my audience and share what insights I have. In this episode we talk about why I don’t believe in retirement, post-vacation email overload, the value of empathy, and more.

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Season 3, Episode 12: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less [Podcast]

An Interview with Greg McKeown, Author of ‘Essentialism’

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this twelfth episode, 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 3, Episode 11: How to Lead Transformational Conversations [Podcast]

10 Practical Strategies for Greater Influence

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 11 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eleventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how you can lead transformational conversations.

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A new model of leadership has emerged over the last several years that is more about dialogue than the traditional model. But it’s not always intuitive and it takes some practice. Here are ten practical strategies you can use to gain greater influence.

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Season 3, Episode 10: The Real Difference Between the Wise and the Foolish [Podcast]

How to Handle Criticism with Grace

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 10 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt and I talk about how to handle criticism with grace.

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Criticism is inevitable, and it stings. But only the foolish sting back. The wise pause, evaluate, and turn it to their advantage. Here are four disciplines to help you better handle—and even benefit from—criticism.

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Season 3, Episode 9: Making Peace with an Unexpected Life [Podcast]

An Interview with Michele Cushatt, Author of ‘Undone’

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 9 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this ninth episode, I turn the tables a bit and interview Michele Cushatt about her new book, Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life.

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As I said in my review Monday, Undone is one of the best memoirs I’ve ever read. It’s a book that will give you clarity, courage, and the commitment we always talk about on this podcast. More than anything, it will help us see that our lives our a gift.

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Season 3, Episode 8: How to Write a Blog Post in 70 Minutes or Less [Podcast]

My Step-by-Step Workflow for Content Creation

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 8 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this eighth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to stay consistent with your blogging in just 70 minutes.

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One of the most important aspects of building your platform is consistency. But creating great content on a regular basis is time consuming, right? Not if you follow my simple, step-by-step workflow for content creation.

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Season 3, Episode 7: How to Build Your Platform in 30 Minutes a Day [Podcast]

Get Noticed without Being Overwhelmed

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss five proven platform-building actions you can do in just thirty minutes a day.

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Building a platform can feel daunting. There are so many different tactics, tricks, and tools it can seem like too much to manage. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. These five simple actions will get big results with a small time commitment.

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Season 3, Episode 6: How to Become Your Spouse’s Best Friend [Podcast]

Why Every Leader Should Make This a Top Priority

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 6 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this sixth episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss what every leader needs to know about their relationships.

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People need close interpersonal relationships to thrive. And for leaders, there is more at stake than you might think.

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