Episode 9: Slay Your Dragons Before Breakfast So They Don’t Eat Your Lunch [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this ninth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to attack your most important priorities first, at the beginning of the day.

I’m a morning person. I love waking up before everyone else, love that first cup of tea or coffee, love the sunrise and silence of a new day. How about you?

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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 of the opportunities you get to meet with other leaders is to come prepared with a set of questions.

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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.

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Episode 6: The Top 10 Mistakes Bloggers Make [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this sixth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about the most common mistakes bloggers make.

I have learned the hard way, making each of these mistakes myself. I didn’t know it at the time, but these mistakes were holding me back and kept my blog from reaching its potential.

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Episode 5: How to Create Team Alignment That Drives Results [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this fifth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to create the kind of alignment in your team that drives results.

Unity means different things to different people. There are really three different levels of unity: acceptance, agreement, and alignment. These are distinct and different.

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Episode 4: Seven Strategies for Building Your Email List [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this fourth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about why you need to focus on building an email list and provide seven strategies for doing so.

I wish I had paid more attention to building an email list when I started blogging. Nothing is more important as a platform-builder. More than any other single factor, it determines whether or not you can successfully monetize your blog.

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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 world around them. But often times, they they wakeup to discover that they are far from where they intended to be.

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Episode 2: The 6 Rules for More Effective Slide Presentations [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this second episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to make your slide presentations more effective.

As leaders, communication is essential to success. In this episode, Michele and I discuss how to use slides to enhance your presentations and make a greater impact on your audience.

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Episode 1: The 5 Benefits of Collaboration [Podcast]

Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this first episode, Michele Cushatt, my new co-host, and I talk about why I decided to change my podcast so dramatically and what you can learn about leadership from our experience.

Many people talk about the value of collaboration, but in this episode, we get very specific about why you must collaborate with others if you are going to reach your potential as a leader. We also discuss how it benefits those you hope to influence.

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#100: The Next 100 Episodes and How I Plan to Change Things Up [Podcast]

Today marks a major milestone: 100 podcast episodes. I admit that, when I started this podcast back in February 2012, I never thought I would get here.

Road sign for speed limit

So far, it’s been really successful (5.5 million downloads, consistently ranked in iTunes Top 10 for Business), and everything seems to be working really well. So, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?

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#099: Are You Investing Your Best Resources in the Wrong People? [Podcast]

As a leader, are you investing your best resources in the wrong people? It is easy to see other people making this mistake. It is more difficult to catch yourself doing it.

Devaluation

I’ve been guilty plenty of times. Leaders often make this same mistake in various areas of their lives, but what can you do if you are in this situation?

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