Authentic Leadership

FACING FEAR AND ADVERSITY

Being fearless isn’t the lack of fear. Rather, it is about acknowledging, facing and conquering fears. Fearlessness is being open to the results of the experience whether it be good or bad. There are so many lessons to learn from failure and adversity, but you will not give yourself the chance to grow if you keep yourself safe in what’s known and secure. Overcoming adversity is what makes a leader a great leader.

Today’s guest is a man who harnesses the power of fear. He is an expert on authentic leadership. His highly popular book, The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity is empowering people to face what scares them, embrace it, and use it as a stepping stone for leadership. He also delivers this important message in his podcast, Executive After Hours. Get ready for expansion, growth and inspiration from Dr. James Kelley.

In this podcast, Dr. James Kelley reveals how to become and authentic leader.
You will discover:

  • Major adversities that helped Dr. Kelley become the man he is today
  • How a DUI experience helped him grow
  • The power of “flipping” to combat fear.
  • Your lizard brain’s dangerous agenda
  • How Enlightened Warrior Training Camp changes lives in five days
  • How your darkest moment can become your greatest gift
  • How life in the Middle East redefined James Kelley’s comfort zone
  • Secrets of Dr. Kelley’s Authentic Leadership model
  • How to spot your false narratives on happiness and success
  • The power of micro-moments of meaning
  • How crucible moments can enrich your life
  • How thinking about your eulogy can make you a better leader
  • The importance of self-compassion


QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE

“We all have moments. The bigger question is not if we have them but if we are able to reflect on them and find a good in them to expand who we are as human beings.”

“You are allowed to have your pity if you want it but the important thing is not to wallow in it.”

“We are all creatures of our social construction that we’ve been created and raised in.”

“We only know our truth based on the environment that we are raised in.”

“Don’t let fear conquer you. You conquer your fear.”

“Fear is a fundamental factor on many of the choices that we make.”

“The world changes when your mind changes.”

“Somebody always has it worse than you.”

“If you are not evolving, you are dying.”

“When we have adversity, we often don’t know that that moment is transformational.”

“Money doesn’t actually equate to happiness.”

“Authenticity is trying to be a better version of yourself for the greater good of society.”

“Crucible moment is any fundamental moment in your life that forces you to take pause and re-evaluate and fundamentally shift who you are.”

“It’s so hard to take care of yourself. But when you do, it makes it easier to take care of other people.”

“To be right with yourself means you can be right with other people.”

“Do what is right but you don’t have to be right.”

 

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Crucible’s Gift: 5 Lessons from Authentic Leaders Who Thrive in Adversity by James B. Kelley

The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker

Solve for Happy: Engineer Your Path to Joy by Mo Gawdat

Triggers by Mark Reiter and Marshall Goldsmith

High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Conversations Worth Having by Cheri B. Torres and Jacqueline M. Stavros

 

JAMES’ FAVORITE QUOTE

Don’t let fear conquer you. Conquer fear.” – Dr. James Kelley

 

CONTACT DR. JAMES KELLEY

Dr. James Kelly’s Website – www.drjameskelley.com

 

LINKS AND RESOURCES FROM THIS EPISODE

Executives After Hours Podcast
Millionaire Mind Intensive
The Quantum Leap Program
Life Without Limbs // Nick Vujicic
Ideo
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About the author, Louis

Louis Di Bianco is a stage, film, and TV actor. He teaches acting and improvisation to professional actors as well as business people who want more clarity, confidence, and power in their communication.

Louis will help you develop your innate storytelling skills and achieve greater influence and persuasiveness in your business and your life.

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