Play Your Position with Mary Lou Kayser (general)

When people enter the retirement phase of their lives my guest Tyson Ray describes what's left for them in three parts: the Go-Go Years, the Slow-Go Years, and the No-Go years. His mission is to help people have enough money to fund all three with plenty left over. In today's episode, we have a lively conversation about money, investing, and how to work with a financial advisor so you get the most of what you have to invest. Enjoy!

About Tyson Ray

Senior wealth advisor, philanthropist, and author Tyson Ray, based in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, has over 25 years of experience in his field. As CEO and founding partner of FORM Wealth Advisors, Tyson is dedicated to helping clients live better lives. He seeks to add value by helping clients understand the future consequences of their actions, aiming to provide perspective in an industry often trying to scare clients.

In his book, Tyson introduces the Total Relationship™ framework to help financial advisors fully understand their clients’ needs. While sharing client experiences, Tyson guides readers through the value an advisor can bring when they empower clients to live the best life they can afford.

As a continuous industry learner, Tyson has expanded his knowledge by obtaining his CFP®, CIMA®, and CExP® certifications. However, he believes that some of the most valuable education he has received comes from the advisors and clients he works alongside.

Connect with Tyson Ray on his website: https://formwealth.com/tyson-ray/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/form-wealth-advisors/ 

Get his book on Amazon: https://amzn.to/4bHszKJ 

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What can happen when we choose to pay attention to what and who is around us?

This episode originally appeared on my blog here: https://maryloukayser.com/i-didnt-look-at-my-phone/ 

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This is a really fun episode. It's rare that I get to talk to two amazing guests at the same time. "Mike&Bo" aka Mike Merrigan and Bo Kort are best friends and they also have built a successful real estate investment portfolio together that funds their freedom. Over the past 30 years, Mike and Bo have acquired hundreds of properties and built over 43 companies. Now, they want to teach others how two small-town guys from Arizona did it—and how you can too. Are you fed up with the typical financial freedom "gurus"? Mike & Bo are the breath of fresh air you've been so desperately needing.

These guys are the real deal! Connect with Mike & Bo here: https://mikeandbo.biz/ 

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When was the last time you took a few minutes and acknowledged how far you've come in your life? In today's episode, I'm flying solo, talking about how powerful it is to look back and identify just how much you've actually achieved (even when sometimes it doesn't feel like it).

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Get ready to dive deep into the world of IT transformation with Dan Branco, the ultimate Chief Technology Officer for hire. With a wealth of experience helping organizations maximize their IT investments, Dan is the go-to expert for overcoming a myriad of challenges.

Is your tech team struggling to keep pace with stakeholder demands? Are legacy systems holding you back from innovation? Do you need to scale up for a major tech project? Or perhaps you're eager to embrace cloud services but unsure where to start? Cybersecurity concerns keeping you up at night? Looking to boost your digital maturity?

Fear not, because Dan has the solutions you've been searching for. His expertise extends far beyond the boardroom, as he'll also share invaluable insights on excelling in multiple fields and conquering lifelong anxiety. Plus, get an exclusive sneak peek into his upcoming book!

Whether you're a CEO seeking to revolutionize your organization's tech strategy or simply intrigued by Dan's journey, this interview promises to inspire and inform. Don't miss out - tune in for a conversation that will change the way you approach IT transformation.

Connect with Dan Branco on his website: https://branco.ca/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danbranco/ 

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My guest today is Michelle LaBrosse, a powerhouse in project management and innovation. As the Founder & CEO of Cheetah Learning, Michelle brings her dynamic expertise to the forefront, sharing insights from her incredible journey as an Aerospace Engineer and former Air Force Officer.

Discover the secrets behind Cheetah Learning's groundbreaking methodologies that have earned global recognition, including being named the 2008 Professional Development Provider of the Year by the Project Management Institute. Michelle's accolades extend further as she's celebrated as one of PMI's 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management.

In our conversation today, Michelle unveils her remarkable story of growth and leadership, from her engineering roots at Syracuse University and the University of Dayton to her transformative experience at Harvard Business School. With features in over 1000 publications and a dedicated readership of over 50,000 through her Know How Network column, Michelle's impact on project management education is unparalleled.

Michelle is on a mission to revolutionize project management, making it accessible and enjoyable for all. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a true visionary, as she reveals the keys to unlocking exceptional outcomes in any endeavor. This interview promises to be an inspiring journey through innovation, leadership, and the power of getting things done fast, the Cheetah Project Management way.

Connect with Michelle LaBrosse on her website: https://www.cheetahlearning.com/wp/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/best-pmp-exam-prep-course/ 

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With me today is Kyle Smith, CPA, a dynamic finance expert on a mission to empower small and medium-sized businesses. From his early days navigating Austin's bustling financial scene to his pivotal role as Director of Finance at Celis Brewery, Kyle's journey is one of passion and dedication.

Discover how Kyle's expertise evolved at Scalefactor, where he advised clients across diverse industries, and culminated in co-founding Strata Cloud Accountants. Join us for a dynamic conversation as Kyle shares his secrets for aligning personal and company goals, equipping businesses with the financial savvy needed to thrive in today's competitive landscape.

Learn firsthand about the founding principles behind Strata Cloud Accountants, where values of family and freedom drive their mission to provide clients with financial liberation. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights from a visionary leader committed to helping businesses and business owners achieve greater profitability. Tune in and be inspired by Kyle Smith's remarkable journey!

Connect with Kyle Smith on his website: https://stratacloudaccountants.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kyle-smith-cpa-9582038a/ 

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John Miller is the founder of Scribewise, a content marketing agency that helps B2B firms grow through demand generation and thought leadership. With a dedicated team of talented writers, designers, and strategists, John’s mission is to humanize complex business conversations. They develop and deliver captivating, audience-centric content that builds trust with Scribewise’s clients’ future customers.

John is the leading champion for courageous marketing. He believes that the business landscape is in dire need of a transformation from vanilla to vibrant. He’s committed to swinging for the fences and infusing excitement into the corporate world, a passion that culminated in the authorship of his compelling book, “Playing It Safe Sucks: A Manifesto for Courageous Marketing.”

John and his team at Scribewise help mid-sized B2B firms modernize their marketing by developing and executing content marketing programs that forge enduring, trust-based relationships with their ideal customers. In a world that often fixates on SEO, John proudly describes Scribewise as “SEO-cynical.”

Connect with John Miller on his website: https://scribewise.com/pyppodcast/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnmillerscribewise/ 

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How do you get people to trust you when they don’t even know you? If you aren’t a thought leader, you’re a commodity. There’s no middle ground. And the most powerful, exciting, and fun way to rescue yourself from the commodity trap is by having a book of your own.

My guest today is New York Times bestselling author and the world’s most experienced ghostwriter Michael Levin, who is responsible for the writing, editing, planning, and publishing of more than 1,000 books over a 30-year career. He has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, LA Times, Boston Globe, and many other top outlets.

Michael's ghostwriting clients include Boeing and Ford CEO Alan Mulally, baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield, motivational speaker Zig Ziglar (he edited Zig’s last book), NFL legend Pat Summerall, and countless other leaders in business, sports, broadcasting, real estate, finance, insurance, and many other fields.

Today, Michael is going to talk about how you can get your own book done quickly and easily…even without employing a ghostwriter.

Connect with Michael on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/thebestearningauthor/ 
On his website: https://www.michaellevinwrites.com/


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There are three main reasons why so many of us love March Madness. In today's episode, I talk about them and how they connect to the bigger picture of playing our positions.

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My guest today is Aaron Marcum. Aaron Marcum has spent over two decades founding and scaling award-winning, multi-million-dollar enterprises that have left an indelible mark on North America. His journey began in the healthcare sector, where his leadership transformed the home care industry. Through his second startup, Aaron revolutionized the lives of countless entrepreneurs and millions of seniors receiving care. He pioneered the Best of Home Care® award program, setting a new industry standard for quality measurement.

Recognized with numerous accolades, Aaron’s visionary leadership and service have earned him a national speaking platform since 2006. He thrives in empowering audiences to effect positive change in both personal and professional spheres.

Beyond his business success, Aaron embraces life as a devoted husband, father, Christian, and strategic leadership coach with a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied under luminaries like Dr. Martin Seligman. Aaron’s passion lies in helping entrepreneurs eliminate stress, find their path to flourishing, and create “The Good Life.” Look out for his upcoming book, “EntreThrive,” which encapsulates his journey and the EntreThrive mission. Join him in the pursuit of a happier, more fulfilling life.

Connect with Aaro Marcum on his website: https://www.entrethrive.com/ 

Get the Guiding Truths Handout: https://www.entrethrive.com/pyp/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaron-marcum/ 

Get his book: https://amzn.to/3IEcCJ1 

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Anna Maria Ponzi is the former owner and past president of Ponzi Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. From the age of four, she’s had the rare experience of working in every aspect of the winery. She helped plant its original vines, worked on the bottling line, hosted guests in the tasting room and has made countless national and international sales calls. Anna Maria has served the state’s wine industry in myriad ways, including serving as an early ambassador for Oregon wine both nationally and internationally while building Oregon wine country into a travel destination. 

After earning her degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, she worked in Boston’s publishing industry until returning to the rural family business in 1991. Soon after, she was joined by her winemaking sister and the two young women trailblazed the growing tide of female vintners. Simultaneously, they grew the business from an annual production of 10,000 to over 50,000 cases and increased its vineyard holdings from 20 to 140 acres. This ownership distinguished Ponzi Vineyards as the nation’s only winery solely owned and operated by second-generation sisters at the time. 

She is recognized for establishing a premiere travel destination with the opening of the valley’s first seated wine experience among other visitor attractions in the area. Her memoir ‘Pinot Girl’ was released in celebration of the winery’s 50th Anniversary in 2020. A year later, she and her sister successfully negotiated the sale of the winery to the esteemed French house Société Jacques Bollinger of Champagne, France. In 2023, she created “The Four-Ounce Pour”, a keynote that reflects on her life in wine and how bringing intentionality and balance into our lives creates greater meaning and impact.

Connect with Maria Ponzi on her website: https://www.amponzi.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-maria-ponzi-86b14a245/ 

On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amponzico/ 

Learn more about Anthony's Circle: https://www.anthonyscircle.org/ 

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Some non-obvious takeaways about leadership from the movie Oppenheimer which has been nominated for 13 Oscars this year.

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In today's episode, David and I explore the profound journey of leadership and how it evolves with time.

Reflecting on his own path, David has come to realize that leadership isn't just about titles or positions—it's a dynamic journey that evolves with time and experience. From his early days in the Boy Scouts, where he first tasted leadership responsibility, to building and leading teams in his business ventures, every step has been a lesson in growth and accountability. What's truly fascinating is how his perception of leadership has shifted—from leading himself to guiding a team, and now, nurturing leadership qualities in his own son. 

One of the big takeaways for David about leadership as he reflects on his own journey is this:

Leadership isn't confined to the boardroom; it extends into our personal lives, shaping our roles as parents and mentors. Embracing this multifaceted aspect of leadership brings richness to our experiences and opportunities for continuous improvement. Let's remember, leadership is not just about leading others—it's about inspiring growth, fostering resilience, and embracing responsibility at every turn.

About David Braithwaite

With several years of experience as an Associate Coach for Strategic Coach® and as a financial planner, David Braithwaite has built a reputation for his empathetic approach to coaching and facilitating meaningful conversations. He is a regular guest on BBC radio and TV and has even hosted his own BBC show, “On The Air With David Braithwaite.” He has also spoken at various conferences around the world with audiences up to 14,000.

David has a remarkable ability to connect with people and help them achieve their life goals by creating a supportive and safe environment where they can grow. As a coach and successful entrepreneur, David’s real-life experiences provide valuable insights for his clients and listeners.

With his passion for storytelling, David offers a unique perspective on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and personal growth. Whether you’re looking for inspiration or practical advice, David’s dynamic personality and insightful commentary will make for a thought-provoking and enjoyable listening experience today.

Connect with David Braithwaite on his website: https://davidbpodcast.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-braithwaite-9091774/?originalSubdomain=uk 

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How is AI changing the way we play our positions? In today's episode, I share my thoughts about this as well as a few of the AI tools I use in my workflow for time efficiency, productivity, and creativity. The world isn't what it used to be -- AI is here. We owe it to ourselves to stay on top of what's happening.

AI Tools for Your Consideration

ChatGPT https://chat.openai.com/ 

Claude ai https://claude.ai/ 

Lensa ai https://lensa.app/ 

Otter ai https://otter.ai/ 

Brainstory ai https://www.brainstory.ai/ 

Perplexity ai https://www.perplexity.ai/ 

PYP Episodes Mentioned on Today's Show

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/dirk-van-reenen/

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/tony-wall/

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/brigitte-piniewski/

https://playyourpositionpodcast.com/jason-shen/ 

https://traffic.libsyn.com/playyourposition/AINottheProblem.mp3 

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Linda Cohen is an international keynote speaker, consultant, author, and trainer who considers herself a kindness catalyst. She shares the ROI of kindness with businesses and associations around the world through customized interactive programs for team meetings and conference keynotes with enthusiasm and expertise. Linda believes kindness is no longer a nice to have in the workplace, but an imperative skill for leaders and employees to cultivate. She says that kindness is at the basis of every aspect of a positive company culture from recruitment and retention to morale and burnout. Her book The Kindness Economy showcases nemerous examples of the ways employing kindness into compnay culture generates improvement in these common performance metrics. In short, Linda proves again and again that leaders who develop a "kindness practice" build stronger organizations and bigger bottom lines. Linda lives in Portland, Oregon where she enjoys spending time with her family.

Connect with Linda on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lindamcohen/ 

On her website: https://lindacohenconsulting.com/ 

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Tim Fortescue is an extraordinary communication coach who ignites transformation and drives success. With a background in basketball coaching and a passion for helping individuals grow, Tim’s journey has taken him from volunteer high school basketball coach to founding his own coaching venture, 40 Watt Coaching.

His coaching philosophy centers around coaching the full human, not just a person’s speech patterns. Tim’s extensive experience includes coaching and training thousands of individuals across six continents, working with renowned organizations like Nike, Amazon, Netflix, and Google.

Tim’s expertise extends beyond coaching, as he has led Manager and Leadership Enablement at the fintech giant Stripe. Prior to that, he served as a Managing Director and Senior Communication Coach at Own The Room, where he honed his skills and empowered executives at Fortune 500 companies.

Connect with Tim Fortescue on his website: https://40wattcoaching.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timfortescue/ 

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Jeff Bartsch is a visionary storyteller, communication strategist, and founder at Story Greenlight. With over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry and online business, Jeff has helped shape content for clients including ABC, NBC, Universal, Disney, Apple, and many others. Jeff’s commentary has been featured in major publications including Time Magazine, USA Today, and the Associated Press. Through Story Greenlight, Jeff and his team empower business experts and leaders to tell their stories, serve more clients, and expand their impact in the world. He believes that the power of story is within reach of everyone, and that human connection is everything.

Connect with Jeff Bartsch on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeff-bartsch-0265934/ 

On his website: https://www.storygreenlight.com/ 

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Michele Hecken is an ex-CEO who helps high-performing leaders design an organization where each person spends at least 80% of their time working on things they love.

She calls herself a contagious optimist, lover of freedom, shifter of paradigms, lifelong learner, and artist. Michele built, operated, scaled, and exited a successful business in the translation industry. She is an Entrepreneur at heart who moves fast, can’t sit still, and is addicted to personal and professional growth. She spent 25 years serving as CEO of the company, turning it into a well-oiled machine that continued to scale without needing her to micro-manage people, systems, and business units.

She completed a high-7-figure exit – and realized that her superpower lies in building companies where leaders focus exclusively on what inspires the organization, and eliminating the rest.

Today she serves as an Advisor to high performers who want to run businesses that serve them and live lives they dream of. Features in media outlets including Inc. Magazine, the Financial Post, Smart Business Revolution, the Edmonton Journal, and numerous podcasts. A passionate public Speaker, she leads talks and workshops across the globe to audiences ranging from Fortune 500 companies to groups of world-class entrepreneurs.

Connect with Michele Hecken on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelehecken/ 

Visit Michele Hecken's website: https://www.michelehecken.com/ 

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What trends are driving growth today and into the future? In today's episode, I explore two trends based on the research data by people who are way smarter than I am. You can check out these people here. The bottom line is, if you are looking to expand, or cash in on some consumer spending trends for your personal or professional life, this episode will give you some things worth thinking about. Enjoy!

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Jason Brown is a big fan of Jim Rohn's quote: " Use the past as a school, not a club. Don't beat yourself up!" In today's episode, you will hear Jason's leadership story including how he managed to turn an investment that didn't work out into his life's calling -- and how he helps others take charge of their financial futures. 

Jason Brown is a finance graduate from Wayne State University with over a decade of experience in stocks and options trading. At the young age of 23, Jason started trading with a $10,000 student loan and grew it into a six-figure trading account. His passion for teaching others about stock market investing led him to create his own online education company “Power Trades University” which has helped thousands of students worldwide to start investing.

Jason is an active YouTuber with over 80,000 subscribers and his videos have reached over 1 million views. He is also the host of the “Money, Markets and Mindset Podcast”. Jason believes that anyone can profit from the stock market if they know what to look for, and how to spot low-risk but high-reward times to buy and sell combined with the right option strategies to supercharge returns and minimize risk.

Connect with Jason Brown on his website: https://thebrownreport.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonbrown1124/ 

Listen to his podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/5-year-millionaire-podcast/id909385126 

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Today's guest is Dave Newell who is on a mission to “align the misaligned” — connecting leaders with systems that foster outstanding work and personal fulfillment. If you're feeling like any aspect of your current business is off-kilter, this conversation will help you find your bearings. Dave collaborates with small business leaders to implement the Five Facets of Business™ — a small business operating system — to optimize processes, foster team alignment around culture, strategy, operations, story, and finances. This framework provides leaders with the necessary clarity and alignment to crush both short and long-term goals. Dave has coached hundreds of leaders both nationally and internationally and has implemented this framework for the last 11 years. 

Connect with Dave on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-newell-6325a47/ 

On his website: https://theevolvedifference.com/ 

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In today's episode, I have an in-depth conversation with branding and storytelling expert Emma Donovan of Dapper. As we launch a new year, the ideas Emma shares about choosing online platforms, owning your story in an authentic way, and driving the narrative about yourself and your brand are timely -- and timeless.

Emma Donovan is a seasoned entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in brand strategy and professional profiling. As co-founder of Dapper, she excels in creating innovative products and collaborating with brilliant minds. Emma’s superpower lies in injecting enthusiasm and vibrancy into any situation. Currently, Emma’s focus is on sustainable ways to approach personal brand development for entrepreneurs and leadership teams, in a way that’s authentic and creates space to build their brands with intention. 

Connect with Emma Donovan on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmadonovan-dapper/ 

On her website: https://becomedapper.com/ 

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Happy New Year, Part 2! In today’s episode you will hear 23 remarkable voices of the men who appeared on the Play Your Position Podcast in 2023. Below you will find a list of these men in alphabetical order by first name along with a way to connect with them. I encourage you to follow and reach out to the ones who resonate with you and your passions and goals.

 

From financial literacy to resonating stories of resilience and the power of community, these speakers underscore the multidimensionality of leadership. Together, they harmonize to redefine the essence of leadership in our era. It's a truly inspirational listen. Enjoy!

 

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The Men in Alphabetical Order

Andy Hite https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-hite/ 

Bryce Henson https://www.linkedin.com/in/realbrycehenson/ 

Chris Larsen https://www.linkedin.com/in/nextlevelincome/ 

Dr. Taylor Hartman https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-hartman-29b37a1/ 

Gordon Graham https://www.linkedin.com/in/gordon-graham-57385319a/ 

James Cluskey https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-cluskey-5bb8376a/ 

Jason Shen https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonshen/ 

John Gumas https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-gumas-08046/ 

John Ovrom https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnovrom/ 

Josh Greene https://www.linkedin.com/in/greenejoshua/ 

Kevin Maney https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinmaney/ 

Luis Scott https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-scott-bader-law/ 

Mark Brodinsky https://www.linkedin.com/in/markbrodinsky/ 

Mark Yegge https://www.linkedin.com/in/markyegge/ 

Mario Lanzarotti https://www.linkedin.com/in/lanzarottimario/ 

Owen McGab https://www.linkedin.com/in/owenmcgabenaohwo/ 

Patrick Woods https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickjwoods/ 

Paul Jackson https://grow.method.me/pyp/ 

Richard Newman https://www.linkedin.com/in/richardnewmanspeaks/ 

Rob Commodari https://www.linkedin.com/in/robcommodari/ 

Tim Yurek https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-yurek/ 

Tony Castillo https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-tony-castillo/ 

Zack Slingsby https://www.linkedin.com/in/zack-slingsby-702461164/ 

 

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Every year, at the end of the year, I like to take the voices of the amazing leaders I had the privilege of speaking with over the past 12 months, and putting them together into one large file where we can listen to the amazing ideas and insights and inspiration they shared. 

This year, I decided to do something different. I divided my guests into the women and the men. In this episode, you will hear the voices of the 13 incredible women from 2023 who shared their unique leadership journey with all of us here at PYP. Get ready to be inspired!

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The Women in Alphabetical Order:

Alice Tang https://www.linkedin.com/in/askalicetang/ 

Amina Moreau https://www.linkedin.com/in/amina-moreau/ 

April Mitchell https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-mitchell-7132295b/ 

Barbara Turley https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-turley/ 

Catherine Tindall https://www.linkedin.com/in/ctindallcpa/ 

Dr. Brigitte Piniewski https://www.linkedin.com/in/brigittepiniewski/ 

Dr. Jean Oursler https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeanoursler/ 

Lisa Seal https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-seal/ 

Marybeth Gregg https://www.linkedin.com/in/marybethgregg/ 

Melissa Hughes https://www.linkedin.com/in/melissa-lisa-hughes-mha-pmp-37147742/ 

MiMi Chau https://www.linkedin.com/in/mimichau/ 

Spencer Snakard https://www.linkedin.com/in/spencersnakard/ 

Stephanie Nivinskus https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanienivinskus/ 

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As we come to the end of this year, it's a natural time to reflect. The holidays and the craziness leading up to Christmas are behind us now. This is a really fertile time to do some self-examination and put the past 12 months of your life under the microscope. What worked? What didn’t? What do you wish you did more of? What unconventional adventures are calling you in the new year? Are you living a full life or are you playing it safe by someone else’s rules?

All this and more in today’s episode. 

Resources mentioned in the show:

Get your free download of the year-end journal: https://www.melrobbins.com/podcasts/episode-131

Get Rick Rubin's book The Creative Act 

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Do you have an idea for a game, toy, or household product? Wondering what it takes to get your ideas into the marketplace? Ever fantasized about pitching a product to get a licensing deal?

Today's guest is April Mitchell, an expert and leader in the invention and licensing space. In our conversation, April shares her experiences inventing games and products, and getting deals from companies to have them made and distributed. She also discusses what happens when your idea isn't right for a company, and the question about patents almost everyone asks. You are going to love her energy and enthusiasm as you learn about turning your ideas into real games, toys, and products.

In April's own words: "I am a professional problem solver, creative thinker, idea machine, magic maker, dreamer, and What if-er , also known as an inventor and designer specializing in the toys, games, party, and housewares industries. A product licensing expert and designer for hire whom uses my background as an educator, military spouse, and the “Mom of 4 Factor” for developing and designing products in several industries with some help from my TEAM(family of 6). A 2x Patented inventor whom has designed, developed, and licensed concepts in several industries. Areas of expertise include: organizational and storage products, kitchen tools & gadgets, party supplies, preschool toys & games, family games, party games, adult games, strategy games, sports toys and games, and outdoor/yard games. These products inspired by life as a military family, teacher, and mom bring both function and fun to families’ homes helping make life more enjoyable and convenient for everyone."

Connect with April on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/april-mitchell-7132295b/ 

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Are you ready for some awesome inspiration and laughs? Today's show features Andy Hite, a recognized leadership coach who supports entrepreneurs, executives, and their teams with energy and enthusiasm as they navigate the world of building businesses and lives filled with prosperity, meaning, & freedom.

Regardless of the setting—be it in front of an audience, within an intimate boardroom, or during individual client sessions—Andy’s background in commercial theatre, as an actor and executive, lends a distinctive perspective to his coaching practice.

Committed to making an impact and facilitating transformative change, Andy empowers entrepreneurs and executives to unlock their full potential and thrive in their respective fields. Leading with heart, he creates a nurturing environment that fosters growth and paves the way for true authentic leadership.

With a wealth of personal and professional growth experience, Andy is passionate about helping his clients explore new possibilities, challenge their limits, and unlock their true potential. As an accomplished executive and entrepreneur coach, Andy has impacted countless lives and earned a reputation for excellence. He is a sought-after guest, inspiring audiences with insights on how to lead more powerfully, love more deeply, and live more fully. 

Connect with Andy Hite on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-hite/ 

Take the assessment Andy mentioned here: https://scalingminds.com/pyp 

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Today's guest is Jason Shen, a former national champion gymnast and an executive coach with a focus on resilience and reinvention. As CEO of Refactor Labs, he coaches entrepreneurs and teams through crucial transitions and writes about creative risk-taking in his weekly newsletter Cultivating Resilience. He has been published in TechCrunch, Fast Company, and Vox and a speaker at Grubhub, Procter & Gamble, and Pinterest.

After facing multiple setbacks including layoffs, lawsuits, company failure, and traumatic knee injuries, Jason sought to understand what it takes to adapt and overcome adversity. His skills based Resilience Rules framework has helped hundreds of founders, leaders, and professionals learn to respond, restore, rebuild and reflect in the face of change. Jason’s next book is called The Path to Pivot—a playbook for entrepreneurs who want to reinvent their business—and will be released in Fall 2023.

Prior to Refactor Labs, Jason founded Ridejoy, a Y Combinator funded longdistance ridesharing marketplace, Headlight, a technical candidate assessment platform acquired by Woven, and Midgame, an AI gaming tools company acquired by Facebook (Meta). He holds the Guiness World Record for Aztec Pushups and two degrees from Stanford University. He lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife Amanda, a multidisciplinary artist.

Connect with Jason Shen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonshen/

Jason's website: https://www.jasonshen.com/ 

Get a copy of Jason's book: https://www.pathtopivot.com/ 

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Have you ever seen a performance that moved you at the soul level? I have many times and it just happened again the other night when I was watching the Country Music Awards. I don't have a long history with country music as I've been a rock n roll girl most of my life. However, several country artists are putting out music these days I'm drawn to which is part of the inspiration behind today's episode. We can learn a lot about playing our positions more effectively from watching and studying people who are at the top of their game including people like Chris Stapleton and what he symbolizes for all of us on a universal level.

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Watch Chris Stapleton perform at the CMA 2023:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLhs0jfVRB8 

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Richard Newman is the Founder of Body Talk, a business that helps people improve their communication and impact. In the past 23 years his team has trained over 120,000 business leaders around the world. One client gained over $1 Billion in new business in just one year using Richard’s techniques, winning 100% of their new business pitches.

When Richard was 18, he started his mission to discover the core principles of communication. As part of this mission, he lived in the foothills of the Himalayas with Tibetan monks who spoke no English. They had to communicate non-verbally to understand each other. He then worked as a professional actor before becoming a communication coach and keynote speaker. 

Richard’s research on non-verbal communication was published in the Journal of Psychology. His study proved that you can increase your leadership ratings by 44% and win 59% more votes in an election by changing a few simple behaviors. He has also won the coveted Cicero Grand Prize Award for Best Speechwriter of the Year. His new book ‘Lift Your Impact’ explores how you can transform your mindset, influence and future to elevate your work, team and life.

Connect with Richard on his website: https://ukbodytalk.com/ 

Get his book here:  https://liftyourimpact.com/thebook 

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Have you ever felt like you're in a maze, searching for the elusive exit? I definitely have. Those times in my life when my vision and direction were muddy at best, I got so caught up in the whirlwind of life, I forgot the power of having a clear vision and direction. It's like having a treasure map without 'X' marking the spot. But here’s the harsh and compelling truth: underestimating the influence of a vision can be akin to sailing without a compass—it leaves you wandering aimlessly in the vast ocean of opportunities.

In today's episode, I share my own experience with getting clear about the direction and vision of my life despite the chaos of the past two years that continues to impact where I'm going and why. I also share an excellent exercise you can do to get some clarity about the direction and vision of your life as we wind down one year and look ahead to a new one. It's really powerful and can give you peace of mind that might be missing from your life right now.

Let me know what you discover! Contact me here: https://maryloukayser.com/contact-mary-lou-kayser/ 

Listen to Episode 478: Alice Tang on Building a Powerful Professional Network

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Well Team -- I've achieved a new milestone here at the Play Your Position Podcast!

Today's episode featuring the super accomplished, insightful, and hilarious Dr. Taylor Hartman marks number 500 of the show.

500 y'all! I am celebrating!

I remember thinking way back in the dark ages of early 2014 when I first started podcasting that having 50 episodes sounded impressive.

Here I am with 500 and I am proud of my work. 

I am honored to have had the opportunity to converse about leadership and life with as many wonderful humans as I've had since I started.

And I'm grateful to all of you who tune in to the show each week.

I love you, Team PYP!

Are you ready for kickoff???

Let's go!

About Dr. Taylor Hartman

Through The People Code (formerly published as The Color Code) and The Character Code, Dr. Hartman provides a universal message, simple and profound: life is about relationships.

As an author, psychologist, corporate consultant and leadership coach, his life’s work has centered on providing an insightful system for improving your understanding of yourself and others and strengthening your day-to-day relationships with the People Code Personality Profile.

The People Code explains the “why” behind the “what” by identifying four basic personality types and showing you how to use “color profiles” to cultivate rich and balanced character and relationships.

In today's conversation, he goes into detail about the four colors. You will walk away with a new understanding of why you do what you do and perhaps more importantly, why others do what they do!

Use the code KAYSER30 to save when you sign up to take the powerful and life-changing Hartman Personality Profile Test here: https://taylorhartman.com/assessment-information/ 

Of all the assessments I've taken over the years (and I've taken them all), the Hartman Personality Assessment is by far the simplest to understand AND the most effective for strengthening relationships. 

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What happens when someone famous dies?

In today's episode, I explore this question while paying tribute to the late actor, Matthew Perry, who died at the age of 54 on October 28, 2023.

Helpful Mental Health Resources

Forbes Health compiled a list of recommended online resources here: https://www.forbes.com/health/l/best-online-therapy/ 

Always use your best judgement, do your due diligence, and get a second opinion about any health-related resources before making any commitments.

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In today's episode, you will hear Amina Moreau discuss the future of shared workspaces as she and her business partners see it. She is a powerhouse of ideas, full of positive energy and enthusiasm for what’s possible! Get ready to think differently about what co-working spaces are and where you have your next team meeting.

Amina Moreau has a long and varied work experience. Amina began her career in 2004 as Cofounder and Executive Creative Director at Stillmotion, Inc., a five-time Emmy Award winning band of filmmakers.

In 2013, she co-founded Story & Heart, a footage licensing marketplace, education platform, and collaborative community of storytellers. That same year, she became a Partner at Marmoset, an off the beaten path, boutique music marketplace.

In 2017, she took on the role of Director of the Greater Portland Tennis Council, where she worked to give back to the community through the sport of tennis. In 2018, she became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communication, teaching graduate students about the business of storytelling.

In 2020, she founded Float Small Business, a website that encourages small businesses to set up fundraising campaigns and gift card offerings. Additionally, she is the CEO and Cofounder of Radious, an online marketplace that turns houses, apartments, and other residential properties into collaborative workspaces, rentable by the day.


Connect with Amina Moreau

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amina-moreau/ 

On the Radious website: https://radious.pro/ 

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and all your wildest dreams will come true.

This is one of my favorite lines from the movie Napoleon Dynamite. In today's episode I explore the role of dreams in our lives, especially wildest dreams. What happens if we don't allow ourselves to believe in big dreams? What happens if we stop dreaming altogther?

Original post: https://maryloukayser.com/vote-for-pedro/ 

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Most of us are approaching our health care from an outdated, average model based on data that doesn't help anyone experience exceptional health. Get ready to have your mind blown about what's possible for each of us in coming years when what Dr. Brigitte Piniewski discusses becomes standard in the healthcare system. I haven't stopped thinking about what she talks about since we recorded this episode. She is leading the charge in something truly revolutionary.

Dr. Brigitte Piniewski is a physician, ex-healthcare executive, researcher, author and angel investor who has witnessed healthcare from almost every angle. More recently, while providing investor education in the Web3 ethos, she appreciated the potential for pivotal health transformation now possible using new distributed ledger approaches.

However, our Health industry would need multidisciplinary experts to update their understanding of the possibilities Web3 might enable. Thus her book, “Wealthcare: Demystifying Web3 and the Rise of Personal Data Economies” provides a starter-pack of sorts to engage diverse stakeholders to share a common vision and vocabulary. Together we should expect to design and deliver both health and wealth to our communities in perpetuity.

Connect with Dr. Brigitte Piniewski on her website: https://www.nex3.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brigittepiniewski/ 

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And sometimes getting re-routed is the best thing that can happen to us.

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For many businesses, trade shows are an integral piece of the marketing puzzle. By their nature, they can be hit or miss. I’ve experienced both -- and the misses are worse than a bad night's sleep. In today's episode, I dive into 5 unconventional tips for leaders who want to experience success at their next trade show or networking event. Great info for anyone who is interested in getting a higher ROI from attending a trade show or professional event.

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Today's guest is Mark Brodinsky, a writer, accomplished speaker, Emmy winner and a passionate believer in the power of your story. It is his mission to positively impact the lives of a billion people with his "You Matter" Movement. Mark worked many years in the TV industry as an Emmy-Award winning writer and producer. The creative process of working as a TV news producer helped him to think on his feet and to think about what change he can help to bring about in the world using his gifts and talents. He wants to see others reach for and achieve their dreams by focusing on and cultivating a foundation of good health, gratitude, appreciation and love. 

Connect with Mark on his website: https://markbrodinsky.life/ 

Follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mark_brodinsky/ 

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If not, why not?

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Bryce Henson is the CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, the world’s fastestgrowing fitness boot camp franchise. Having nearly 20 years of Fitness Business experience and owning his own Fit Body location, his passion is spreading fitness to the world through business coaching. Through Fit Body Boot Camp’s World Wide growth, Bryce has overseen hundreds of gyms successfully launched throughout North America. Most importantly, he helps his Franchise Partners grow their profits while helping to offset the obesity epidemic. In today's conversation, Bryce shares his story of when he answered the call to leadership and how that call continues to shape his passion for fitness and business. Get ready to get enthused about your health and what's possible!

Connect with Bryce on his website: https://fitbodybootcamp.com/ 

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/realbrycehenson/ 

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Just about everyone knows that the American Dream as it was once presented is no longer attainable. It's not that the dream itself is dead -- it simply needs to be redefined. Today's guest is Tim Yurek, a highly accomplished financial consultant veteran and thought leader in his industry who is leading the conversation about how to redefine and achieve the new American Dream. Time believes the best leaders question everything and in our conversation, he talks about why.

As the founder and CEO of Tier 1 Capital, Tim has spent over 35 years helping 1000s of people across the country achieve their financial goals. He specializes in growing businesses, attracting and retaining top talent, planning for business succession, and converting business equity into cash. With his global recognition and membership in the million dollar round table, Tim offers valuable insights and strategies to his clients to help them achieve financial freedom. His expertise has been featured on major media outlets such as Bloomberg TV, and he recently launched his podcast. 

Connect with Tim Yurek on his website: https://tier1capital.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timothy-yurek/ 

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Tony Castillo is a leader in the wellness industry with a passion for teaching about optimizing our health and fitness. We had a lot of fun discussing the myths and misunderstandings flooding the Internet these days about health and fitness, and ways to tell the truth from the lies. Not only is Tony knowledgable, but he loves to laugh. We also shared personal stories about the pain we each experienced as fat kids in a culture that is not kind to people who carry extra weight. I learned a lot about the critical role of nutrition for optimal performance and you will, too.

About Tony Castillo

Tony’s journey began as an overweight middle schooler and continued throughout high school until he decided to go on a “diet.” Unfortunately, this resulted in unsustainable weight loss. Tony’s weight fluctuated in college due to a lack of nutrition knowledge, following fad diets, supplements that didn’t work, and unsustainable habits. This inspired him to understand how nutrition played a
crucial role in the human body.

Today, Tony’s passion is to teach others how healthy lifestyle modifications optimize performance in all areas of life. He has worked at the University of Florida and with the Toronto Blue Jays, and now focuses on helping individuals become elite performers, whether they are business owners or professional athletes.

Tony graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a B.S. in Biology, B.A. in Chemistry, and an M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. As a Registered Dietitian credentialed by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, his unique area of expertise lies in helping individuals optimize their performance through nutrition, with a specific focus on sustainable weight management and lifestyle modifications. Tony’s background in dietetics and specialization in sports nutrition has equipped him with the skills and knowledge needed to help athletes, business leaders, and anyone looking to improve their performance.

Learn more about Tony on his website: https://NutritionFP.com 

Connect with Tony on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/the-tony-castillo/ 

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Answering the call to leadership comes with many benefits. Here on PYP, conversations often revolve around all the great results choosing leadership as a life path brings. But if we're being honest with ourselves, leadership hurts sometimes. Today's guest Luis Scott talks candidly about the painful side of leadership, while also shining a light on why there is no better option to pursue.

Luis Scott is a highly respected attorney, sought-after speaker and the owner of 8 Figure Firm Consulting and Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. Luis is known for his expertise in helping legal professionals optimize and grow their practices to 8 Figures in yearly predictable revenue and beyond.

With over 20 years of experience in the legal industry, including as the managing partner of a successful law firm, Luis has helped thousands of families navigate the legal system.

As the managing partner of Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, he is committed to making a positive impact on clients, their families and the community. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of building multi 8 figure law firms and looks to help other lawyers streamline their operations to do the same.

Learn more about Luis Scott on his website: https://luisscottjr.com/ 

Connect with Luis Scott on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/luis-scott-bader-law/ 

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Who doesn't want to make better use of the limited time we have? Today's guest, Barbara Turley, understands the needs of busy professionals these days and through her business, helps them get more out of each day without sacrificing results.

Barbara is an investor and entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of The Virtual Hub, a business she started by accident that scaled quickly to become one of the leading companies that integrates in-house trained virtual assistants into client businesses. This strategy frees up time and energy so that businesses can focus on optimizing their operations further to achieve business growth goals. With a strong focus on customized training and ongoing career development, The Virtual Hub ensures that her team is trained in cutting edge programs that many of us are familiar with -- things like HubSpot, Ontraport and the like. Familiarity with these programs allows her team to best meet their client's unique needs in digital marketing, social media, operational support, and admin services. When she's not working on her business, Barbara is a mom to her gorgeous kids, Ruby and Alexander, and wife to her best friend.

Learn more about Barbara and The Virtual Hub here: https://www.thevirtualhub.com/

Connect with Barbara on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-turley/

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3 specific skills that can come in handy in pursuit of living the good life.

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Dirk van Reenen episode on the insane rate of change today

Loneliness is akin to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Loneliness and heart disease

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Catherine Tindall knows taxes and is committed to teaching people about how to maximize their money and minimize their taxes. Catherine is a CPA with the accounting firm Dominion Enterprise Services, and she specializes in strategic income tax approaches to help clients navigate tax codes and regulations including the Employee Retention Credit.

In today's conversation, Catherine takes us into her world of accounting to shed light on some common misconceptions and misperceptions about taxes with the goal of helping us understand what's possible for us when it comes to our money and paying taxes. She shares some useful insights that will have you thinking differently about your taxes from now on.

Connect with Catherine Tindall on her website: https://DominionES.com 

On LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/ctindallcpa/ 

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In today's solo episode, Mary Lou explores several important leadership lessons that matter to anyone who is answering the call to leadership from the movie "Air" starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, and Viola Davis.


Resources 

Episode 483: John Gumas on the 5 Step Process for Building Your Brand

Shoe Dog by Phil Knight

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A veteran of the branding, advertising, and interactive marketing industry, John founded Gumas Advertising in 1984. Today, the award-winning firm is consistently named one of the top branding and interactive marketing firms by the California Business Times.

John is recognized as one of the country’s foremost authorities on Challenger Brand Marketing®. He is the author of two books “Marketing Smart” and “Challenger Brand Marketing” which describe how challenger brands can effectively develop marketing strategies to take on their larger competitors. In addition, John has been an adjunct professor of branding, advertising, and interactive marketing, a sought-after speaker, and a regular columnist for several publications and blogs.

John currently sits on many boards, including the San Francisco Giants CF, The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, The San Francisco State University Foundation, The Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame, and The Elios Society. John was recently inducted into the San Francisco State University Hall of Fame and was Alumnus of the Year. John has also been recognized for his extensive community service and leadership by the U.S. Senate and the San Francisco Giants.

Get to know more about John Gumas on his website: https://gumas.com/ 

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It's fitting to bring you James Cluskey today as the 2023 Wimbledon Championships are playing out right now in London. James is a former professional tennis player turned entrepreneur and private tennis coach to Sir Richard Branson. He represented Ireland in the Davis Cup from 2006-2015 and won 15 professional titles, with a career-high ranking of 145 in the world. In 2018, James and three others broke the Guinness World Record for the longest doubles tennis match, playing continuously for over 60 hours.

Since retiring from professional tennis, James has carried passion for high performance and is the founder of Give Learn, an e-learning company that offers both LIVE and on-demand classes with global experts around soft skills. Give Learn links learning to social good and allows users to earn points to donate to different social causes.

James believes in connecting people to develop their life and career. He is a passionate advocate of human interaction, whether in person or remotely. James authored the book “Advantage: Lessons In Sport And Business To Achieve Your Goals.”

Learn more about James on his website: https://givelearn.net/ 

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The recent rise of vulnerability as a conversation topic, as a characteristic of effective leadership, and as a concept we are now expected to understand and embrace is the subject of today's episode. People are talking about it everywhere -- as well as abusing it to gain favors and attention. It's become a thing and as such, it's worth exploring.

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Listen to my conversation with Mario Lanzarotti: https://traffic.libsyn.com/playyourposition/Mario_Lanzarotti.mp3 

Why Vulnerability Will Change Your Life: https://www.betterup.com/blog/vulnerability 

The Best Leaders Aren't Afraid to Be Vulnerable: https://hbr.org/2022/07/the-best-leaders-arent-afraid-of-being-vulnerable 

Why Be Vulnerable? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/13/style/vulnerability-is-hard.html 

 

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Get ready for the fun energy! My guest this week is Mario Lanzarotti and he exudes excitement and enthusiasm for all of life!

From CEO’s to Olympians and mission-driven entrepreneurs, Mario Lanzarotti helps high-achievers all across the globe gain the mental clarity and focus necessary to achieve what would normally take years, in 6 months or less.

Mario is highly skilled in helping participants overcome mental and emotional blockages, which enables them to reach a much higher level of performance and well-being.

He has been certified as an NLP, life-, executive-, body- as well as hypnotherapy-coach. He also completed the Landmark Forum Advanced Course, the Self Expression Leadership Program, as well as Tony Robbins signature, 4-day event, Unleash the Power Within.

Mario has participated in a variety of spiritual plant ceremonies such as Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Psilocybin Mushrooms conducted by traditional
shamans.

Today, Mario travels the world on a mission to raise the consciousness of humanity through his master classes on conscious leadership and next level Mindsets.

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In today's solo episode, I dive into a topic we don't often discuss -- certainly not collectively or culturally. But it's an important topic and it's one that affects each of us throughout our lives. I'm talking about the way death impacts us as leaders -- of our lives, in our businesses, and at work -- and ways we can keep moving forward even when life as we've known it no longer exists.

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Listen to my conversation with Dan Caldwell here: http://playyourpositionpodcast.com/dan/ 

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When it comes to building networks, many believe that you need to know a lot of people or spend a lot of time networking, but Alice Tang has proven otherwise. As a Vice President and Partner at a full service multi-generational full service financial planning firm in Oregon, a top female producer in the financial industry, and a sought-after speaker, she has built her business and success by focusing on creating and deepening relationships one connection at a time.

Originating from humble beginnings in Hong Kong, Alice quickly realized that relationships are the key to success as she watched her father build his business. As the first in her family to earn a college degree, Alice graduated from the University of London, where she met her husband, Horace. She immigrated to the U.S. without a network, family, or a community and started a career in financial advising.

After years of following the “tried and true” advice for networking and building a business, Alice realized it is not scalable, there are only so many hours in the day! So, she set out to create a system that is not only scalable but also has exponentially grown her network, business, and success ever since.

As an advocate for female professionals and helping the next generation succeed, Alice has unveiled her process to the world and now helps professionals catapult their success and that of their networks through her no-nonsense practical approach to building connections.

Connect with Alice on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askalicetang/ 

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Marybeth Gregg is the President and Founder of the International Center for Women’s Leadership. Throughout her 30+ year career, she has worked in human development for several global corporations in addition to her extensive individual coaching work with clients in the business and not-for-profi t arena. In 2012, Marybeth founded what is now The Inter-
national Center for Women’s Leadership. This woman-owned-and-operated organization is dedicated to supporting women during personal life changes, mid-life journeys, partnership transition, retirement, or simply for women who are in search of a more meaningful and fulfilling life. In our conversation today, Marybeth shares her story of personal transformation from working in corporate to becoming an author and founder.

Connect with Marybeth on her website: https://ticwl.com/pyp-podcast-free-gift/ 

Get her book here: https://ticwl.com/how-to-soar-with-broken-wing-book/ 

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Imagine working on the leadership team for a renowned organization that services thousands of customers -- only to learn that not everyone on the team is operating ethically or morally. What would you do? Today's guest found himself in this position and his story of what happened after his discovery is the topic of his book -- and of our conversation. If leadership matters to you in any way, you don't want to miss this episode. Gordon Graham gives us a front row seat to what happens when corruption infiltrates an organization -- and it's a wild, insightful ride. 

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Gordon Graham is a former information technology professional with over 30 years of experience in the electric utility industry. During his career, he was recognized by peers and industry trade associations as an authority on information technology management issues and was a sought-after speaker on information technology strategy and aligning technology with business.

In addition to his decades-long career, Gordon earned an AAS degree in computer science from Columbia Basin College, a BA in public administration from the University of Puget Sound, and an MBA in information technology management from City University, along with numerous certifications in IT and project management. He has served as the information technology section chair for the Northwest Public Power Association and as both information technology section chair and vice chair of the Business and Finance Committee for the American Public Power Association. Additionally, he has also served on curriculum committees for Wenatchee Valley College and NCW High School Skills Center.

Now retired, Mr. Graham lives in Oregon with his wife, where they enjoy gardening, boating, and traveling.

Learn more about Gordon and get his book here: www.intrepidbrotherhood.com

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In today's episode, I reflect on a poignant self-leadership lesson I learned as an adolescent about sun exposure -- and the impact foolishness can have on our lives.

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What does it take to optimize a small business for scale?

For many small business owners, scaling can feel overwhelming and out of reach. In today's episode, I talk with Paul Jackson who sees things very differently. Paul is the Founder and CEO at Method — the complete process automation tool for businesses that use QuickBooks and Xero. He believes that building small business software with a one-sizefits-all mentality is lazy and outdated. This firm belief, paired with his experience as a self-taught coder and entrepreneur, resulted in Paul’s empathy for small business owners. It also sparked his passion for changing the software landscape. While living in a bike shed during university, Paul built and sold his first business, QXpress (a field service scheduling app). 

After that, Paul started Method, a company driven to equalize the future of small business technology. Method is an entirely customizable platform for small businesses that want to simplify their unique way of working. Method is best known for its flagship product, Method:CRM.

Connect with Paul on his website: https://www.method.me/ 

Take advantage of Paul's special offer exclusively for Team PYP: https://grow.method.me/pyp/ 

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You might remember Zack Slingsby of Human Factor Media from my previous conversation with him. I invited him back to the show recently to talk about a short film he and his team made called "26" -- A guy considers getting married at 26 (watch it on YouTube here): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKeBbagtOoQ&t=764s 

In today's episode, Zack and I discuss this creative project along with the power of storytelling through short films; how the landscape of filmmaking has changed since the Internet showed up; why movies still matter; why so many people have a hard time to commmitting to anything these days; the state of marriage as an instituion; and a ton of other thought-provoking ideas sure to inspire and entertain you!

Connect with Zack here: https://humanfactormedia.co/

Listen to my conversation with Zack about his leadership journey here: http://playyourpositionpodcast.com/zack-slingsby/ 

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Get ready to be inspired!

With us today is Melissa Hughes, founder of Live Rich, Spread Wealth—a business (and movement) that is all about helping people live richer lives as a result of becoming their best selves. Melissa is a best-selling author, speaker, and master business coach that became a self-made millionaire by the age of 31! Known as The Guru of Implementation®, Melissa’s success, and that of her clients, is a result of her practical, proven systems for business and life success.

Her clients include companies like Microsoft, Motorola, ESPN, and globally recognized speaker Lisa Nichols, star of the hit film, The Secret, as well as small start-ups and individuals. Large corporations around the world hire Melissa to advise them on projects and initiatives to the tune of $20 million, and she specializes in helping to ensure culture, communication, project scope, and implementation are successful across divisions, departments, and business units.

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As the co-founder and CEO of Groove, an online coworking community and mobile app for solopreneurs, Josh is building on his passion for community to help transform the way people on wavy career paths (solopreneurs, freelancers, creatives) can find support and human connection to help them accomplish great things.

Josh’s career itself follows a wavy path — after working as an engineer, he studied meditation as a way to combat his burnout, spending time learning at ashrams in India. He brought together his spiritual practices with bringing people together through cultural events and programming as Managing Director at London’s Village Underground and working on festivals like Wilderness Festival.

He continued freelancing as a strategy and innovation consultant. He believes in work-life harmony — how we work shapes how we live, and vice versa. He experienced this firsthand as an exec at WeWork in the office of the CEO working across the business.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Josh and his co-founders saw that the world had changed, along with our traditional work systems. Groove was created as a response to that, and is here to support the next generation of solopreneurs as they break open the ideas of how we can connect and work on energizing projects.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:57am EDT

Artificial Intelligence is here, and it's not the problem.

Let's get real about what the problem really is.

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Attention mid to senior level professionals! Have you answered the call to leadership and are thinking about leaving a meaningful legacy that makes a difference?

Registration for the Inspire Impact Lead Workshop is now open! * 

(secure your spot now -- space is limited)

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The business landscape gets noisier every day which makes getting found, getting noticed, and getting bigger problems most face.

What's a company to do?

According to Kevin Maney, the answer is category design. In today's episode of the Play Your Position Podcast, Kevin explains just what category design is, why it matters, plus so much more about what it takes to succeed today in business.

Kevin Maney is co-author of Play Bigger and has been a bestselling author and award-winning columnist writing about technology for three decades. That allows him to bring broad and deep context to Category Design conversations.

Kevin’s most recent book is Intended Consequences, co-authored with his long-time collaborator, Hemant Taneja, who runs the VC firm General Catalyst. His other books with Hemant are UnHealthcare: A Manifesto for Health Assurance, which proposes a new category of healthcare, and the 2018 book Unscaled: How AI and a New Generation of Upstarts Are Creating the Economy of the Future.

He also authored The Two-Second Advantage (a 2011 New York Times best seller), Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On and Others Don't, and The Maverick and His Machine: Thomas Watson Sr. and the Making of IBM.

Kevin has written for Newsweek, Fortune, The Atlantic, Fast Company, Conde Nast Portfolio, The New York Times and USA Today, and has appeared frequently on television and radio, including CNN, CBS Sunday Morning and NPR. He also writes music for and plays in a New York band, Total Blam Blam.

Learn more about Kevin on his website: https://www.categorydesignadvisors.com/

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Every leader knows doing everything ourselves is a cardinal sin...yet so many of us continue to insist "no one else can do what we do as well as we can do what we do."

Yikes. This mindset gets a lot of us into scalding hot water when we could be leisurely swimming in a pool that's at just the right temperature.

In today's conversation with the Chief Revenue Officer for BELAY, Lisa Seal guides us through the process of handing over tasks and systems to capable allies who want to help us grow our businesses. And here's the thing -- delegation is a skill we can use in EVERY aspect of our lives, including running our homes, managing our families, and the like.

Lisa utilizes her vast experience in growth management across several industries and various sales environments to work with sales professionals, empowering them to achieve – and exceed – their targets and help organizations grow.

A major goal of Lisa’s is helping clients climb higher by giving them the space, time, and energy to grow their business. Aiming beyond increasing profits, Lisa helps businesses increase their reach, provide more jobs, and prioritize their loved ones over their time in the office.

She believes that team collaboration and a healthy culture are the core of every department, allowing for extraordinary organizational growth. She is a goal-driven, thoughtful, competitive, compassionate leader with a profound love of learning and reading.

It is her mission to encourage others so they may achieve all that they dream.

Learn more about Lisa on her website: https://belaysolutions.com/

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John Ovrom is the President and Founder of Exit Consulting Group, Inc. (ECG). He founded the company on a simple principle – the desire to help fellow entrepreneurs. What started as John helping friends and previous business connections, quickly evolved into a consulting business, and the creation of The Ovrom Group, that became the Exit Consulting Group, Inc. in 2009. John has an entrepreneurial spirit, and is constantly coming up with new, inspiring, creative, and innovative ideas.

A serial entrepreneur, John founded his first company OSSO Construction, Inc. in 1991, and ran the custom home remodeling company, along with several additional construction-based companies, for 14 years with his dad and cousin. After going through the process of selling his company, he realized the need for a service provider who can step into the business, develop a strategic exit plan, and manage the transition.

John is truly passionate about helping people and solving problems. His fearless persistence, openness, honesty, and intelligence make him an immense asset to his clients. He approaches problems by starting with the solution and working backwards. Always searching for the “win”, he asks the same question of clients and staff alike: “How can we use your strengths to best solve this problem?”

Besides his entrepreneurial work, John supports the Rotary Club International, serving his Coronado club in varying capacities, including President, and he served as past president of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce. One of John’s greatest joys was coaching his sons’ sports teams while they were growing up, including basketball, soccer, and baseball.

John’s favorite activities include fishing, lobster diving, hiking, travel, hanging out with his family, and spending as much time as possible playing in Baja, Mexico.

John’s WIN is creating long-lasting value for his clients by finding unique, effective solutions to business challenges.

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In Part 2 of my conversation with MiMi Chau, a Business and Transformation Coach + Reiki Master, MiMi and I dive into some deeper topics about success, embracing change, and love including:

  • The differences between masculine and feminine energy and what we need to know about each kind for generating success in business and life;
  • Why everyone has both kinds of energy present at all times regardless of how you identify; 
  • What each kind of energy means to us as leaders at work and in the home;
  • "Third Love" -- what it is, how to find it, and why it's the most powerful kind of love of all
  • Moving beyond trauma to fully receive our truest calling

Plus, MiMi leads us through a fantastic meditation so if you can, listen to this episode in a place where you can safely close your eyes to get the full experience. Please don't close your eyes if you are driving!

Catch Part 1 of my conversation with MiMi Chau and as always, thanks for being a part of Team PYP!

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MiMi Chau first appeared here on the Play Your Position Podcast in 2014.

A lot has happened in MiMi's life since then!

In Part 1 of my conversation with MiMi Chau, MiMi shares the latest iteration of her leadership journey.

Not only did she meet her soulmate Henry since the last time we talked, but she had her son and a few business experiences that didn't work out.

Today, MiMi is a Business and Transformation Coach + Reiki Master who helps clients honor their Divine Feminine in all aspects of their lives, including health, business, and love.

Through business coaching combined with holistic healing methods like Reiki to create balance, and manifest true potential for a fulfilling life, MiMi guides clients to trust their intuition, get clear on their soul purpose, and take action to create the life they desire.

The traditional concept of hustle is associated with masculinity and a focus on achievement, often at the cost of personal well-being and maybe at the cost of your piece of mind. Balancing this with feminine energy, which emphasizes balance, intuition, and self-care can lead to a more fulfilling and successful life. It involves finding a balance between drive, focus, determination and compassion, love, joy, service, and self-care.

As a mother, entrepreneur, coach, intuitive healer, spiritual seeker, and plant-medicine woman, MiMi has a passion for empowering and uplifting women. Founder of start-up Goddess Playground, MiMi is committed to deepening human connections in communities where people support each other.

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One of the biggest barriers to experiencing more fulfillment, more joy, and more happiness in life is the lack of skill we have in talking to ourselves intelligently.

We talk to ourselves all day long...and what we say can definitely use some improvement! I work on developing this skill every day and it does make a difference. 

In today's episode, I share a couple of ways to do this so that you can benefit from an increase in intelligent self-talk.

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Chris Larsen is the founder and Principal of Next-Level Income. Since “retiring” after 18 years in the medical device industry, he dedicates his time to helping others become financially independent through education and investment opportunities.

Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years. While completing his degree in Biomechanical Engineering and M.B.A. in Finance at Virginia Tech, he bought his first single-family rental at age 21. Chris expanded into development, private-lending, buying distressed debt as well as commercial office, and ultimately syndicating commercial properties. He began syndicating deals in 2016 and has been actively involved in over $1B of real estate acquisitions.

In addition to real estate, Chris owns multiple car wash locations across the Southeast. Chris lives with his wife and two boys (and Viszla, Lucy!) in Asheville, NC where he loves spending time with them in the outdoors and enjoying the food and culture that the region has to offer.

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In today's episode, I walk you through a simple exercise that can have a profound effect on where your life goes next.

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Stephanie Nivinskus is the CEO of SizzleForce Marketing, a Fractional CMO agency that services scaling companies. Since 1995 she’s been developing brand-building marketing campaigns that have been used by companies including Starbucks, Quiksilver, The National Football League and Cox Communications along with thousands of privately- owned companies.

Stephanie has written for Forbes and Entrepreneur magazines and is the author of the international #1 best-seller, Absolutely Unforgettable: The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Creating A Heart- Centered Brand And Standing Out In A Noisy World.

Known for her ability to humanize commerce and market products and services in an authentic & powerful way, she delights audiences with attention-grabbing stories and strategies that connect the dots between people and profit. Her raw, heart-centered approach to creating meaningful conversations gives scaling companies a big voice in the marketplace.

Stephanie speaks nationwide. When she’s not helping brands showcase their sizzle, Stephanie is enjoying time with her husband and three teenagers in San Diego, CA.

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Mark Yegge, the Wealth Architect, has spent his entire life learning and teaching people about wealth and the importance of a success mindset. He started investing when he was 12 – and made enough to buy his first car at 16. Mark started, and later sold, his Wall Street software company - the company that ushered in after-hours trading. He then “retired” at the age of 39, but not before growing the company from nothing to a $30-million dollar enterprise. Along the way, he garnered awards as Small Business of the Year, the Florida 100, and the Inc Magazine Fast 500 - recognizing the fastest growing companies in America.

Personally, he was recognized twice by Deloitte as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

In addition to his achievements in business, Mark has authored books and courses including: Hacking Money, The Cash Flow Machine, Negotiate To Win-Win, The Secrets of Business, and others. Today, Mark manages several investment funds, is a Wealth Architect for 7- and 8-figure investors and provides wealth education through his learning ecosystem at Destiny Creation dot com.

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Today's audible is all about artificial intelligence (AI) and the growing role it's playing in how we live and work.

Ultimately, we each have to ask ourselves, is our brand, our reputation, the kind of work that we do worth turning over to robots?

Are we destined to become a copy of a copy of a copy? 

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With a Ph.D. in Business Psychology, Dr. Jean is one of the country’s top business consultants, a top-rated speaker, a world-class business performance coach and the creator of Caveman Brain®. Dr. Jean developed The Caveman Brain® Business Growth System to help individuals, teams, and companies who want to accelerate their business growth. This groundbreaking business growth system is the only one that uses skill set, mindset and tool kits to specifically align an individual, a team, and a company to achieve maximum results in the shortest time possible.

Dr. Jean says “when you use this customized, done for you system, you can achieve results in as little as 30 days and what is great is that you can do it on your own or have one of our certified Growth Coaches™ to assist you.

As a business psychologist, Dr. Jean employs a business growth philosophy grounded in a no-nonsense, results-focused approach, completely personalized to meet the needs of her clients. In fact, Dr. Jean’s clients call her The Results Queen® because she is all about getting unprecedented results — at an unprecedented speed — that creates and maintains unprecedented levels of performance.

Dr. Jean uses her mission, “To Leave You Better, Than I Found You,” to help everyone understand what your Caveman Brain® is so you can prevent it from holding you back and use it to propel you forward to better results in your business. This engaging purpose and passion come across in all her presentations whether they be on a stage or in front of a microphone.

Connect with Dr. Jean on her website

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Rob Commodari helps people find the path to reach their fullest potential. He discovered his own path in 1990, when he realized that speech and communication are powerful tools that animate hearts and minds. Rob developed a personalized approach to communicating that teaches awareness so that listeners may find their purpose and set attainable goals.

A serial entrepreneur, Rob has been involved in several businesses. He had his own newspaper business from 1994 until 2004. Rob was partners in a cigar business in the mid 1990s. He flipped a few houses over the years and has spoke in front of several organizations, including Wells Fargo, Sherwin-Williams, Wachovia, M&T Bank, BB&T Bank, The Baltimore Sun, and others. Rob also speaks to school students and prison inmates. When Rob speaks, he is moved by the spirit to connect with others and inspire them to realize their dreams.

In Rob’s first book, Better Than You Think, he shares his experiences and insights on awareness and how he has grown into the person he is today, and the person he wishes to become, which is an ever-changing goal. His goal is to inspire and impact everyone he meets to fulfill their God-given potential.

Connect with Rob Commodari on his website: https://www.robcommodariauthor.com/

Rob on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robcommodari/

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Formulas are great for chemical companies.

Recipes come in handy when you’re looking to make something you’ve never made before. Like a 3 layer orange lemon sunrise surprise cake. 

Step by steps are excellent ways of learning new, useful skills. 

But here’s the thing about formulas. 

Their success and execution depend on any number of variables that are often not in our control. 

Getting the exact same results as the original is possible but not common. 

Eventually you have to learn how to rely on your inner compass to get you where you want to go.

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Spencer Snakard is an Executive Transformation Coach, Trainer, and Speaker. She helps visionary entrepreneurial women leaders break through upper limits so they can turn their mission into a world-changing movement … without life-sucking consequences!

With 25 years of experience, her transformative programs cause profound & lasting shifts in participants' lives by getting to the heart of what drives us, what holds us back, and what it takes to be truly fulfilled as spiritual beings having a human experience. Helping clients get out of their own way, she has taken them from self-limiting beliefs that were putting a ceiling on their revenue & impact, to multiple seven-figure years with a business & life of their design.

Spencer has a degree in Psychology and extensive training & leadership in Ontology. She is a Success Principles trainer, a Yoga instructor, and a Professional Certified Coach, who brings a sense of play & humor into all her work. Spencer has been featured on dozens of podcasts, including one ranked among Top Business Podcasts by Inc. and MSNBC.

Married to the love of her life, they are a combined family with 4 children, ages 15-26. They love spending summers together on the rocky coast of Maine and are currently building an oceanfront home there to enjoy family getaways & client retreats!

Discover more about Spencer Snakard on her website: https://spencersnakard.com/

Connect with Spencer on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/spencersnakard/ 

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Owen McGab Enaohwo is the CEO and Co-founder of SweetProcess, an easy to-use software that enables company executives and their employees to collaborate together to quickly document and/or improve their standard operating procedures, processes, and policies.

In our conversation, Owen explains why businesses with well-defined processes and procedures outperform businesses that don't.

Owen was previously the CEO of Hire Your Virtual Assistant (H.Y.V.A.), a virtual assistant service for small business owners. His specialties include business development, negotiation, operations management, and more.

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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Take Sweet Process for a test drive with Owen McGab Enaohwo here

Recommended Book:

Built to Sell by John Warrillow

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey.

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This episode was inspired by a blog post on www.maryloukayser.com

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When you're feeling the post-holiday, January blues, and can't quite get things in gear, the two techniques I share in today's episode can get your mojo up and running.

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


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For brands of all sizes and shapes, community is fast becoming the driver of success. Today's guest has been at the epicenter for many years of helping brands bake community into their ecosytems for long-term growth and sustainability. If you're wondering what factor can determine setting your brand apart from others in your space, you will want to listen to what Patrick has to share in today's episode.

Patrick Woods is co-founder and CEO of Orbit, the leading community growth platform. Orbit enables teams to grow and measure their community across any platform. By gathering details of all community interactions in one place, Orbit delivers insight into the individuals and organizations and their relationship with your company.

In the past, Patrick has led customer success teams at Keen IO and Figure Eight. He has more than 10 years of marketing and customer success experience. He’s the co-creator of the Orbit Model, host of the Developer Love podcast, and is the author of the Brand Strategy Canvas (Apress). He lives in San Francisco and is an avid fencer.

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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Connect with Patrick Woods on his website: https://orbit.love

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 


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Happy New Year, Team PYP! In today's episode, I present to you the voices of my 30 phenomenal guests from the past 12 months who gave us wisdom, encouragement and reminders that it's okay that we don't get it right every time. That we can bounce back. That we can rebuild. That we can build something new from scratch. That like the tide, our lives ebb and flow. And at the core of it all is to remember that you are a leader, and in turn, show up in service and love. Enjoy today's episode, and we'll catch you on the other side.

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here 

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

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Tim Tortora started working in Hollywood over 30 years ago as a tape operator in a recording studio and worked his way up through the ranks to CFO by 2008. He learned a lot along the way and worked with some amazing people and some of the biggest companies ( Harpo Films, Mandalay Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Disney, TriStar Pictures, Columbia Pictures). He did it all having no family connection or friends who sat in key positions in the business.

Since he started working as a CFO in 2008, the industry changed substantially and his client list migrated to working with content creators who produce indie features, TV movies, feature films, branded content, blogs and online short form series.

During his career, Tim has served as Executive in Charge of Production and Finance for Oprah Winfrey’s feature film & TV production arm, Harpo Films, in charge of all aspects of production on such films as “Tuesdays With Morrie” (Jack Lemmon, Hank Azaria), “Amy & Isabelle” (Elisabeth Shue), “The Wedding” (Halle Berry), and “Before Women Had Wings” (Ellen Barkin).

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Connect with Tim Tortora on his website: https://timtortora.com/ 

Get Tim's book: https://timtortora.com/a_hollywood_accounting_its_a_swamp_its_thick_difficult_to_navigate_but_i_still_love_it/ 

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here 

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

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Brooke Chapman started her career as a television journalist before moving into corporate communications and public relations roles, advising leading brands across the mining, travel, property, recruitment, and not-for-profit sectors. Today, Brooke Chapman is the Executive Director for ThreeBy3 and 9Boxes.

Having worked within and alongside marketing teams for over 10 years, Brooke made the transition into strategic marketing roles and has led the marketing functions for leading plaintiff litigation firm Shine Lawyers, disability services provider Endeavour Foundation and most recently, Australia’s largest privately-owned retirement village operator, RetireAustralia.

Brooke’s expertise lies in working with boards and business owners, transforming underperforming marketing functions by transitioning organizations out of tactical lead generation and into a strategic marketing methodology aligned with broader business. Brooke has a proven track record delivering strong commercial results for large organizations in the professional services and not-for-profit sectors. She is skilled in marketing strategy and business growth, customer experience, brand development and team development & optimization.

Connect with Brooke on her website: https://threeby3.com/ 

On LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brookechapman1/ 

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here 

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.

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The recent release of artificial intelligence apps like Lensa and ChatGPT are casuing a huge commotion across the Internet right now.

In today's episode, I focus on the ai photo app Lensa and its widespread implications.

Tons of interesting questions we all need to be asking. You won't want to miss this episode!

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here 

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

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Zack Booth is the Founder of Driving For Dollars Mastery, where he helps people replicate his success through real estate investing. Just a few years ago, Zack was a window cleaner. You can even find his window cleaning tutorial videos on YouTube with millions of views. He even ended up on the history channel because of those window cleaning tutorial videos. Although he achieved success with his window cleaning business, he always dreamt of being a real estate investor.

Taking a leap of faith, he walked away from window cleaning, and within a handful of years, he was making over a million dollars per year from real estate investing. Zack now has his own company, a successful podcast and YouTube channel where he dedicates his time giving back and helping others get started in the competitive game of real estate.

This year, Zack launched the Driving For Dollars Mastery podcast and it is already in the top 1% of podcasts in global popularity. Recently on his YouTube channel, he did a 40 day challenge. The goal was to turn $1,000 into $40,000, he was wildly successful, making $93,000 and also buying two rentals with over $100,000 of equity.

When he isn’t helping people make money through real estate, Zack can be found spending time with his wife and two children and hiking the mountains of the Western United States.

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here >>> www.maryloukayser.com

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
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Valerie Hayes is on a mission to help small businesses beat the odds and push through the roadblocks to become an industry leader. She helps overburdened entrepreneurs, small business owners, and CEOs run their companies like a high-performance sports car. Fast and effective.

As a Fractional COO, Valerie helps untangle everything that’s not working smoothly, sorts it all out, and puts it back together. No more late nights stuck at your desk trying to figure it all out.

Valerie’s background as a business owner, human resources professional in Fortune 500 companies, and coach/mentor for high achievers enables her to bring a multi-faceted, collaborative approach to every aspect of business, and she’s passionate about sharing her actionable insights with audiences around the world.

Valerie is convinced that fewer businesses would fail if people knew more about how to run their business well and how easy it can be. Her direct, down-to-earth approach takes the mystery out of running a business.

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here >>> www.maryloukayser.com

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
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Jack Tompkins is the owner of a consulting firm with the best name ever: Pineapple Consulting Firm. Based out of Charlotte, NC, Jack absolutely loves helping small businesses become data-driven!

Originally from Connecticut, Jack spent years after college in Corporate America with roles ranging from analyst to partnership manager, but moved down to Charlotte and started his company, Pineapple Consulting Firm.

Now he and his team help small businesses become more data-driven by creating KPI (Key Performance Indicator) dashboards with visual representations of their performance along with analytical support to fully tell the story of their business.

My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- is available now! Grab your copy here >>> www.maryloukayser.com

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my creative work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
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When you think about a work environment, what immediately comes to mind?

For many people, their work environment is a physical place -- an office, a renovated closet, even the kitchen table.

My guest today talks about another kind of work environment -- our digital spaces, where many of us spend considerable time as well.

Ian Robinson and his team at Enliven design and build highly functional, collaborative web apps for expert operational and project management processes. Ian works with established professional services firms - from construction to accounting - which have a unique worldview and proprietary operations to build a sustainable and healthy culture of expertise through the ongoing practice of product development.

While Ian’s natural bent toward process improvement and the development skills he has cultivated over the years make him an astute leader, it is his genuine desire to help companies create healthier workplaces through custom software that sets him apart from a largely sterile sector. For Ian, a successful project is one that uses software as a means of making people’s daily lives and jobs more enjoyable.

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- will be available later this fall wherever books are sold. Be sure to check it out and get a copy!

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!

 

Direct download: Ian_Robinson.mp3
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Content Anxiety Syndrome is the name of a disorder I made up to explain what's happening to a lot of people. It is yet another unnecessary and heartbreaking side effect of the Internet Age plaguing far too many amazing people who have fallen into the trap of thinking they must “make more content” or else risk irrelevance. If you are experiencing too much time on your laptop or phone making content to share on the social channels; if your kids are telling you to get off the computer; if you have headaches about or fears that somehow you aren't putting out enough content compared to everyone else, you will want to listen to this episode. 

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- will be available later this fall wherever books are sold. Be sure to check it out and get a copy!

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: CAS.mp3
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Carol Sanford is an award-winning business educator, summit Producer, podcaster, and author. She is a consistently recognized thought leader working side by side with Fortune 500 and new economy executives in designing and leading systemic business change and design. Through her university and in-house educational offerings, global speaking platforms, multi-award-winning books, and human development work, Carol works with executive leaders who see the possibility to change the nature of work through developing people and work systems that ignite motivation everywhere. For four decades, Carol has worked with great leaders of successful businesses such as Google, DuPont, Intel, P&G, and Seventh Generation, educating them to develop their people and ensure a continuous stream of innovation that continually deliver extraordinary results.

Carol is the author of The Regenerative Business, The Responsible Entrepreneur, The Responsible Business, and No More Feedback: Cultivate Consciousness at Work. Her books have won over 15 awards so far and are required reading at leading business and management schools including Harvard, Stanford, Haas Berkeley and MIT. Carol also partners with producing Executive Education through Babson College, Kaospilot in Denmark and University of Washington, Bothell, WA, and The Lewis Institute at Babson. For 40 years she’s collaborated with clients to develop people to realize their inherent capabilities. Google’s Innovation Lab uses her Responsible Business Framework. Learn more at CarolSanford.com and the Business Second Opinion podcast.

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- will be available later this fall wherever books are sold. Be sure to check it out and get a copy!

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: Carol_Sanford.mp3
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Dirk van Reenen is the founder and CEO of BERGflow, a company that specializes in helping small and medium sized businesses build better teams to grow faster, with higher profits, and more time freedom.

Dirk is an award-winning entrepreneur, international consultant, trainer, and former CEO of an $800 million a year sales organization. After a decade of experience in building fast growing companies by focusing on building strong teams, Dirk made some huge life changes in 2017.

Since 2017, Dirk has been focused on his real passion with BERGflow in working with ordinary small and medium sized business owners that really want to elevate their business and life by focusing on their people.

Learning how to hire the right people based on company culture, values, and vision, and then building collaborative teams in the workplace. It’s the X Factor of growing and scaling successful business today, and it’s what he specializes in.

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My latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- will be available on October 30, 2022. Be sure to check it out and get a copy!

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my work and this podcast!

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
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My personal experience with self-promotion isn't exactly the poster board for how to do it well.

Like most people, I'd rather spend my time doing just about anything else besides telling the world about myself.

Unfortunately, there is a direct correlation between how effective our self promotion efforts are and how many zeroes are in our bank account.

In today's episode, I share some tips about how to self promote, and provide an example of a self promotion piece I'm sharing on my LinkedIn feed this week.

You can see how I used my self promotion piece on my website here 

And speaking of self promotion -- my latest book, The Far Unlit Unknown -- will be available on October 30, 2022. So be sure to check it out and get a copy!

Thanks so much for listening and for your ongoing support of my work and this podcast!

Direct download: SelfPromotion.mp3
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You still have made a choice.

What is it costing us to not make decisions?

I explore this quesiton in today's solo episode of the Play Your Position Podcast.

Musical excerpt from "Freewill" thanks to RUSH

Enjoy!

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***My latest book The Far Unlit Unknown launchs on October 30th!!! Stay tuned for details!!!***

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: Decisions.mp3
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Anthony "Tony" Wall is the founder and president of Noēsis, a non-profit dedicated to issues of human sustainability, to examine evolutionary influence upon modern behavior, and to one day free humankind from the churn of perpetual conflict. Wall, who comes from a family of nine, graduated from the William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. He then moved on to Chicago, where he graduated from Lake Forest College.

Wall credits his Liberal Arts education as the catalyst for his ongoing interest in existential philosophy. He spent two decades of his career in the financial services industry. He found himself always drawn back to the study of humankind. In 2019, Wall established Noēsis. He created a series of educational videos to describe the immensity of evolutionary influence upon modern behavior. Wall describes a notable paradox. The primitive compulsions that kept evolving humans safe now combine to block humanity’s arrival into a sustainable future.

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: Tony_Wall.mp3
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Do you remember the first time you sat down to use the Internet? 

I do. I was teaching high school English at the time. It was the mid-90s and I already knew my students knew more about this wild thing than I or any of my colleagues did because I’d seen groups of them gathered around clunky laptops on the floor gawking at their screens. A palpable buzz filled the air. We all knew things were going to be different from now on. We just didn’t know how different things would be. 

What didn’t happen that day was getting a pamphlet, playbook, or sheet of paper with stick figure drawings on it walking me through how this thing works.

It came with no operating instructions.

Still doesn’t. Not in any organized way, anyway.

In today's episode, I explore a leadership question that has no simple answser, but needs to be asked again and again:

How do we develop the capacity for living simultaneously in two worlds -- the virtual world (where seemingly anything goes) and the natural world (where universal laws rule the roost) so that our lives are rich, healthy, and satisfying without destroying the planet or each other?

Thanks for joining me and let me know your thoughts about the show!


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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: NoUserManual.mp3
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Doing the next right thing can be easy -- or the hardest challenge we've every faced. Today's guest William Gammon is an accomplished senior executive, advisor, thought leader, author, and mentor coach with more than 50 years of success across the airline, securities, and insurance industries who knows a thing or two about taking the next right step.

William has held a leadership position as a financial advisor and Vice President for Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. He also founded Gammon and Associates where he assisted clients formulating clear goals and plans with processes and pathways to achieve and surpass them.

For his exceptional leadership, he has been recognized for the Ameriprise Circle of Success Award from 2012 to 2015. Prior to that, he was a top award-winning performer at three former Broker-Dealers. William obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Finance from the University of Iowa, Henry B. Tippie College of Business.

As a sales executive, financial advisor, business founder/owner, and coach, William has assisted many other highly successful executives, financial advisors, and small business owners to co-create, implement, achieve, and surpass goals they previously found challenging.

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: Bill_Gammon.mp3
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James Davis is the owner of Tech Commandos, a company on the forefront of the new era of hybrid workforce solutions which has been singled out by Goldman Sachs as a visionary business in the IT sector.

When the pandemic hit, much of the world’s workforce went online, creating a demand for reliable cloud based solutions. James noticed that smaller companies were at a disadvantage and didn’t have access to these solutions because of funding constraints. Tech Commandos was born to level the playing field. From protecting data, giving employees access to everything they need wherever they are, to attracting employees on a wider geographic footprint—James and his team make it easy and affordable.

James understands the needs of the hybrid workplace and is passionate about providing actionable insights to help business leaders navigate this new world. He is the go-to resource within the hybrid workplace space.

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: James_Davis.mp3
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Delegation is something every leader must learn how to do. Today's guest, Emily Morgan, shares with us what goes into learning this critical skill, and perhaps more importantly, how to get really good at it.

Emily Morgan is an entrepreneur with an innate heart for supporting others. Her mission is to create freedom and energy for people to do what they love by helping them master delegation. Emily speaks nationally on the topics of delegation, automation, remote workforces, and flexwork culture, and she has been featured in Forbes as a Top 50 Remote Employer, contributed articles to the Huffington Post, and highlighted in the NY Times.

As the leader of Delegate Solutions, she and the team focus on helping entrepreneurial leaders better manage their time and priorities. Their virtual executive support program includes their proprietary delegation system as a service that provides fractional executive support coupled with proven delegation strategies to help leaders leverage themselves more effectively.

Emily recently launched the Elevation Quarter™ Workshop, which guides a small cohort of like minded leaders through a series of delegation exercises to help them find more freedom. Her newest ebook, The Elevation Freedom Guide™, provides entrepreneurs with practical advice and concrete processes to execute delegation successfully.

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: Emily_Morgan.mp3
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What makes some videos "watchable" while others are major snooze fests?Today's guest, Zack Slingsby, takes us inside the world of memorable video production, and how anyone can grow their companies and lead their content marketing initiatives with high quality videos.

Zachary Slingsby is a writer, short film creator, and founder of Human Factor Media, an award winning branded storytelling company that has worked with leading brands and publishers to create videos people actually want to watch.

Zack graduated from Fordham University, received his MFA from the New School and has published in over a dozen creative and industry publications. He believes the ingredient that makes a literary story great is the same that makes for a great video.

His company is based between Nashville, where he lives, and New York City, collaborating with brands to create stories and films instead of ads and interruptions.

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The Team here at PYP has put together another uplifting, insightful, and inspiring show for you today. Our goal is to bring you timely, relevant, and useful conversations so that you can experience more success, energy, and life on your leadership journey. 

Here are a few ways I can help you:

    1. Share this episode with one person who could use a boost of inspiration and positivity today.
    2. Grab your copy of my leadership playbook that teaches you the 11 skills you can quickly master to become an exceptional leader.  
    3. Buy one of my books on Amazon and leave me a 5-star review.
    4. How's your writing these days? Is what you write and say more "ho-hum" than "oh ya!" Let's work on making your writing work better for you.  Book a free call with me today!
Direct download: Zack_Slingsby.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am EDT