Why is less more? We hear that motto thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean?
I believe it boils down to focus. As much as we can debate whether males or females are better at multitasking, biologically we’re both not meant to do it. That means in today’s world of instant gratification and multi-sensory overload when you’re engaged in more than one task at a time, you’re scattered and more opt to being distracted and making mistakes.
In this episode we’ll discuss the following:
Work environment: how/where you can do your best work
Why focus is achieved by elimination
What Kobe Bryant has done less of to accomplish more
How the answer to the question, “What do you do?” reveals if you do less or more
Doing less seems contradictory in today’s world, but it’s not. What is something you can do less of to accomplish more?
When I’m in the car by myself I like to listen to sports radio instead of music. One of the reasons is I’m a huge Lakers fan so I want the latest scoop on them, but mostly I find sports radio intriguing. The more opinionated the host, the more listeners tune in. One morning while listening to Colin Cowherd on ESPN radio, he used the term “celebrity quarterback” and it had practical applications for you and me.
In this episode learn the following points:
What successful quarterback have overcome that mediocre ones haven’t
Why feeling like “quitting” is a good thing
What this generation hates, but is priceless
The different question a victim vs. a victor asks him/herself
Are you a “celebrity quarterback?” How do you normally handle adversity? What’s one takeaway you can apply this week?
Think about the best public speakers you’ve heard. I bet their execution was flawless. They tell stories, speak with passion and beam with confidence. Public speaking still ranks as the #1 fear amongst adults, so if you improve your public speaking skills you stand out from the crowd. Every speaker has a style unique to them, but if there is one attribute that can bring your speaking game to the next level, it’s speaking without notes.
In this episode, learn the following ways to improve as a public speaker:
Why memorizing your speech is actually a bad thing
My method for plotting your next talk
The #1 benefit from speaking without using notes
The reason why public speaking is becoming even more of a game changer
After listening to this episode, what tips will you implement the next time you speak? Name your favorite speaker and what makes him/her memorable. How do you want to be remembered as a speaker?
Billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban said, “Don’t follow your passion, follow your effort.” The first time I heard that quote it made me think. Everyone wants to do something they’re passionate about, but are they willing to do the work to turn a dream into reality?
In this episode learn from the following examples:
The gap between inspiration and action
The payoff of being disciplined isn’t always money
Why you can’t always depend on passion
What trait all successful entrepreneurs share
After hearing this episode how does it change your opinion about passion vs. effort? What are you both passionate about and willing to do the work on?
I have a confession. I’m obsessed with efficiency. I’ve always been a planner. I think about time constantly and when it comes to doing anything…I want to know how to do it smarter, not harder. I don’t mind working hard, but if I can figure out a way to do it faster and better I will.
In this episode I’ll share time saving techniques in the following areas:
How your smartphone can put you on auto-pilot
What system is essential to be a master networker
The difference between habits and goals
Why working smarter beats working harder
What do you do efficiently? In what areas can you improve? Share something that saves you time and it might just help someone else!
What do you think is the most important trait for great leaders? Charisma, honesty, a strong will? Actually it’s self-awareness. From the outset that doesn’t sound vital, but leaders are not cut from the same cloth so what makes them different is what makes them great.
In this episode you’ll learn the following:
– What Steve Jobs & Walt Disney had in common
– Is there a “prototypical leader?” If so, what does he/she look like?
– What to do you if you don’t know what you’re good at
– What your personal responsibility as a leader is
So what are your strengths? How would you define your style as a leader? Share how being self-aware helps your ability as a leader.
When referring to dinosaurs thoughts of extinction come to mind. But in this case, the next dinosaur is around, but on life support: it’s communication. I’m not talking about texting, emailing or Facebook messaging, but face-to-face communication. If you don’t believe me, go to the local hangout where teenagers gather and observe them. Most will be in a group, on their smartphones texting, sharing pictures or commenting on someone’s post completely ignoring the fact actual humans are right next to them. If you’re brave enough engage them in a conversation and if you can carry it (without much help from them) for more than 5 minutes, you’ve done well. Of course I’m stereotyping here, but poor communication is a trend that is rapidly growing and will be a thing of the past unless we do our part to reverse it.
In this episode, using Millennials as the subject, we’ll discuss:
What two forms of communication tend to lack in quality
The one thing Millennials need from supervisors in order to improve
How interviews connect to the longevity of an employee
The question one must ask to move forward
What’s been your interaction with Millenials at work? How can you help them moving forward? Please share your thoughts below!
The word discrimination conjures up many negative thoughts and images, especially along the lines of prejudice. But what if I told you discriminating is essential for success both in your personal and professional life?How is that possible? Such a powerful concept is used by you and me daily, but we just don’t label it that. Let me give you a few examples.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
How time is given to us equally, but how we use it determines everything
Why being treated “fairly” sucks
What 3 factors reveal your priorities
How your golf strategy may be hurting you
So after listening, do you consider yourself discriminatory? Why or why not?