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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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Failing Forward

EMBRACE FAILURE

What is failure? And why has it gotten a bad rap?

Most of us have gone through an education system that stigmatizes mistakes. Make mistakes, and you get low grades. Make enough mistakes, and you fail.

Failing earns you the label of loser, a person of low intelligence. If you accept the label, you step into a low status identity. That identity becomes the frame through which you view the world.

CHANGE THE FRAME

Refuse to see failure as something negative. Answer the question, “what is failure,” like this. Failure is an important necessary step on the road to success. You’ll be in great company.

Thomas Edison is a prime example of man who delighted in failure. On the subject of his many “failed” attempts to invent the light bulb, Edison said, “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

MINDSET – MINDSET – MINDSET

You may know exactly what the word mindset means. But until you experience the power of shifting your mindset, of changing your limiting beliefs (stories) to empowering ones, you won’t fully appreciate the meaning of mindset.

TODD PALMER

Today’s podcast guest is Todd Palmer. His story will nudge and inspire you to view the world through an empowering frame. His story will help you discover a mindset that fires you up and can make you unstoppable. Todd is a guy who failed forward to success. His answer to what is failure was always positive.

YOU WILL LEARN

  • How Todd turned massive debt into exciting opportunity
  • How to shift your thoughts from lack to abundance
  • How being a single parent can lead to enormous success
  • The power of life balance
  • Why DNA is more important that your resume
  • Todd’s 4 pillars of success for your business
  • The crucial difference between leadership and management
  • MUCH MORE…

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Freak Factor: Discovering Uniqueness by Flaunting Weakness by David J. Rendall

The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

TODD’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Success is doing what you want, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.” – Tony Robbins

CONTACT TODD

www.ExtraordinaryAdvisors.com

FREE 30 minute conversation with Todd: Contact Kelly at booking@extraordinaryadvisors.com

 

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Freedom Story

FREEDOM! We all want it. People fight for it. They live and die for it. So, we must all know what it is.

The truth is that if you ask one hundred people to define freedom, you will get one hundred different answers. All of them are valid. All of them are right.

The guest on today’s podcast is John Krotec, a man who is passionate about freedom. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, and army veteran.

He gained his understanding of freedom by fighting tough battles in his own life and winning. His journey highlights the theme of this show, Change Your Story, Change Your Life.

When John abused alcohol, he had to change his story. When he suffered a brain injury in a car crash, he had to change his story. When his marriage was on the rocks, he had to change his story. He did it every time and grew into the inspiring person he is today.

You’ll gain a lot by listening to John’s story. You’ll learn what it really mens to be bigger than your circumstances. You’ll come away with a greater appreciation for a business model that marries contribution and profit.

John created a company based on that model called Greenzone Hero. It honors and supports veterans who fought for our freedom. Greenzone Hero also gives veterans a platform to share their stories.

You’ll tap into your innate sense of compassion for war veterans who have sacrificed their well being and their lives to create more freedom and abundance for all of us.

John may even ignite a new entrepreneurial flame in you that can enrich your business, your life, and the lives of others.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen

The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton and Lara Love Hardin

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams by Chris Fussell and C. W. Goodyear

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal and Tantum Collins

Code of Trust: An American Counterintelligence Expert’s Five Rules to Lead and Succeed by Robin Dreeke and Cameron Stauth

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani

The Beauty of a Darker Soul: Overcoming Trauma Through the Power of Human Connection by Joshua Mantz

All Quiet on the Western Front  by Erich Maria Remarque and Arthur Wesley Wheen

Dracula by Bram Stoker

 Sacred Commerce: Business as a Path of Enlightenment by Matthew Engelhart and Terces Engelhart

Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

The Road to Serfdom by F. A. Hayek

 JOHN’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Polarization only works in sunglasses, not in sustainable communities.” – John Krotec

CONTACT JOHN

www.GreenZoneHero.com

Straight Outta Combat – Podcast

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Choice Is Power

How can you step into leadership? First, you must learn to lead yourself; only then, can you lead others.

The most effective leaders do not lead by coercion or force. They lead by example; they inspire people to follow them.

Willard Barth is a strong effective leader. He developed his leadership in the front lines of life and business.

He fought personal demons and conquered them. He endured hardship that could have broken him and driven him to play the victim. He became a warrior sage instead.

Warrior sage is not an easily earned title. It isn’t won in the classroom. It’s one of the spoils of war on the battlefield of personal growth.

It is won by having the courage to choose one hundred percent responsibility. When you do that, you own your strengths and your weaknesses, your victories and defeats.

This interview with Willard Barth is for you if you want to learn valuable lessons about leadership, growth, and transformation.

Join us. I promise you enrichment and entertainment.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Anatomy of Transformation by Willard Barth

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

Extreme Ownership: How Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

WILLARD’S FAVORITE QUOTE

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch

CONTACT WILLARD

www.WillardBarthEnterprises.com

www.TaotBook.com – FREE copy of “The Anatomy of Transformation.”

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Unlocking Leadership

THE MUSIC OF LEADERSHIP

What is leadership? What does a leader look like? Those are loaded questions. There will be as many answers as there are people who read this.

Today’s guest, Yigal Adato, is a passionate, committed leader who helps business people discover and step into their own authentic leadership.

He earned the right to teach leadership by walking his own talk, by holding himself accountable to high standards fro living, and by taking 100% responsibility for his actions and his results.

His journey is fascinating. His core passion is music. He sings and performs on stage, and he even had his own rock group, F.o.N. They opened Woodstock ’99 on the Emerging Artist Stage. His love of music and theatrical performance enrich his public speaking and leadership training today.

You’ll relate to his story about overcoming extreme negative self talk when he was a broke musician, then reinventing himself as an emerging entrepreneur.

You will learn one of the most original definitions of leadership from Yigal. It may not be what you think. He’ll inspire you with his vision of a true leader as a full healthy human being. A person who has enriching relationships, self respect, and the ability to contribute to the world as well as create wealth.

Yigal Adato is a pleasure to listen to, not only for his wisdom and knowledge, but for his ability to engage you with entertaining stories.

Join us for this animated conversation that will expand your mind, elevate your emotions, and leave you with a smile on your face.

BOOKS IN THIS PODCAST

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Unbeatable Mind by Mark Divine

The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John C. Maxwell

Radical Forgiveness by Colin Tipping

CONTACT IGAL

www.UnlockTheLeader.com

www.YigalAdato.com

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Twitter @yigaladato

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