Episode #100: The Top 10 Leadership Lessons Learned After 100 Episodes

Featuring Seth Godin, Chris Brogan, Dan Miller, Dana Perino and More...

jeff brownFirst off, let me say that the only reason I’ve been able to make it to 100 episodes is because you choose to listen. Thank you for being here each and every week.

It has been a real honor to have reached this milestone episode, but trust me when I say that narrowing this list to 10 of my conversations was about the single hardest thing I’ve ever done.

I’ve chosen my top 10 favorite moments, or lessons, from the first 100 episodes and count them down Casey Kasem-style.

If you have been helped personally or professionally from the wisdom shared here the last two-plus years, would you mind sharing this episode with your network. This episode should serve as a great slice of what the show has to offer.

Well, let’s get started. Without further ado, here they are (complete with time stamps). You can click the play button to listen. You can also scroll down to see the lesson shared and the author who shared it.

The Top 10 Leadership Lessons Learned After 100 Episodes

10: Invest in a career savings account. – Jon Acuff (3:15)

09: You cannot live to your full potential if you’renot surrounding yourself with people who are striving to leive to their full potential. – Hal Elrod (6:10)

08: Don’t succumb to the curse of peripheral vision. – Todd Henry (7:39)

07: Don’t buy into the lie that grandiose ideas are reserved for a rare breed of people. – Dorie Clark (10:58)

06: Sometimes the best response you can offer as a leader…is no response at all. – Dana Perino (13:42)

05: Regarding mentors: “How do I find a mentor” is the wrong question to ask. – Jeff Goins (17:02)

04: Not knowing what you’re doing can actually aid you in doing it well. – Liz Wiseman (18:52)

03: Passion is not enough. – Chris Brogan (22:42)

02: It’s not what you know, it’s how fast you can learn. – Dan Miller (24:59)

01B: Stop thinking you have to please everyone. – Seth Godin (27:55)

01A: Do first. Believe second. – Seth Godin (29:56)

Episode #099: Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth

With DuckDuckGo Founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg

Gabriel WeinbergToday’s guest is serial entrepreneur and DuckDuckGo founder and CEO Gabriel Weinberg.

Gabriel, along with Justin Mares, has co-authored the brand new book Traction: How Any Startup Can Achieve Explosive Customer Growth.

In it, he and his co-author lay out the 19 traction “channels” they’ve identified and a framework for testing the one that’s right for you and your company at any given time.

The great thing about this framework is, it doesn’t just apply to founders and startups. You can leverage the principles in this book to gain traction for your online course, your new side hustle you’ve been working on during the weekends, and just about any other scenario you can think of.

One of my favorite aspects of the book is Gabriel and Justin interviewed dozens of successful startup founders, analyzed their processes, and developed their framework from the data. In other words, their methods are proven to work. I think you’ll get a lot out of listening.

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Episode #098: The 5 Laws of Stratospheric Success with Bob Burg

Co-author of The Go-Giver

Bob BurgEven if you don’t recognize today’s guest by name, chances are the title of his book is one you’ve heard mentioned again and again the last several years.

Bob Burg is the author of a half a dozen books! He is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000.

He’s shared the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.

His best-known book is one he co-wrote with friend John David Mann and is a book that was originally released in 2007. It’s called The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea. It’s being re-released in a newly expanded edition and, at the time of this writing, is available for pre-order. It has, to date, sold over half a million copies and has been translated into 21 languages

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My 4 Keys to Goal-Setting Success

Hint: It's Not as Hard as You Think

Studies show that if you regularly set goals, especially if you write them down, then you’re easily in the minority.

Many of those same studies show that those of us who do track goals are far more likely to experience a more satisfying and meaningful life. So, it begs the obvious question: Why don’t more people practice goal setting?

pencil and paper

I think one of the main reasons is most of us have been brainwashed to believe – often inadvertently – that life is something that happens to us, as opposed to something we have the ability to shape and impact.

Another reason goal setting isn’t practiced more widely is because of a common, goal setting misconception: It’s just plain hard.

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Episode #097: Finding Your Balance Point with Brian Tracy

Co-written with Christina Stein

Brian TracyI’ve had more requests about interviewing today’s guest that anyone else I can think of.

Brian Tracy is the author of more than 50 books! In addition to author, he is a speaker, and entrepreneur, business coach and a CEO. His goal is to help  you achieve your personal and business goals faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

If you’re like everyone else, you have too much to do and too little time to do it. Problem is, that’s not going to change. Brian helps you get clear on what is really important so that you can spend more time doing the things that matter and less time on the things that don’t.

His latest book is his second co-written with his daughter Christina Stein. It’s called Find Your Balance Point: Clarify Your Priorities, Simplify Your Life, and Achieve More. It’s a delightful read and comes in at just 94 pages (more business books could benefit from brevity in my humble opinion).

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