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6/28/2022

Episode 334 - The Positivity Model - Learning how to Think about Your Thoughts with Dr. Paul Jenkins

Ep. 334
Our brains ignore most of the information they receive. This makes total sense from a practical standpoint; it'll be impossible to concentrate on an email we must send if we think of the temperature, the light, the clothes touching our body, or counting every time we blink.Although our mind's auto-mode was designed to make our lives easier, an imbalance in this default setting can be detrimental to our mental health, causing anxiety or depression. Our guest, Dr. Paul Jenkins, developed a model designed to see, understand, and modify our automatic responses to reality, liberating ourselves from anxiety and depression and creating genuine positivity in our lives.Dr. Paul Jenkins is a Positivity Psychologist, Author, Speaker, and Positive Parenting Crusader. Dr. Paul is also the host of the successful podcast Live on Purpose Radio and the Live on Purpose TV YouTube channel, with over 360,000 subscribers.In this episode, Dr. Paul teaches us how paying attention to some of the obvious things our mind does by default can help us change our reality and reach a positive state of mind. We better understand the root cause of anxiety and depression and learn how to create hope and gratitude -- their antidotes. We also discuss the benefits of practicing metacognition, mental hacks for anxiety and depression, and more.Tune in to Episode 334 and learn how taking a moment to think about your thoughts can help you make your own life easier.Some Questions I Ask:What exactly is positivity from a psychological perspective? (6:38)Isn't it interesting that when our minds go forward to the future unless we're conscious and intentional about it, the default almost seems to be to the negative? Why does this happen? (26:23)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What metacognition is and how we can use it to enhance our lives (3:31)The two automatic processes our mind does in every situation (9:29)The importance of comparison on how we feel about what we know, see and feel (15:08)Dr. Paul explains what makes us feel depression (18:21)Dr. Paul talks about the root causes of anxiety (25:58)Why hope and gratitude are the antidotes for anxiety and depression (29:04)Dr. Paul's final tip: thinking matters (38:35)Resources:Dr. Paul Jenkins's websiteLive On Purpose Radio podcastLive On Purpose TV YouTube channelGet Your Positivity Model Graphic FREE!Connect with Dr. Paul Jenkins:LinkedInInstagramBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com
6/14/2022

Episode 332 - Gaining Momentum in Your Life with Clint Hoopes

Ep. 332
Perhaps one of the worst things we can do as leaders is to compare ourselves with others' accomplishments, styles, or strategies in an unhealthy way. Of course, we can borrow tools and resources from other leaders, but only if they enhance our skills and elevate our game. Our guest, Clint Hoopes, has developed a method to help leaders be at the top of their possibilities without unnecessary competition, free of comparison, and become their best version at work and in their homes.Clint is a loving husband, proud father of six, host of the top-rated podcast Unrivaled Man, and a Married Businessmen Coach. Through one-on-one coaching, Clint uses his Unrivaled Momentum Framework to help men thrive and become better fathers, husbands, and leaders.In this episode, our conversation revolves around Clint's principles and guidance on becoming better leaders for our teams and inspiring members of our household. We also talk about how to upgrade our identity, create a clear vision, and be "where our feet are" in our personal and professional lives.Tune in to Episode 332 of Becoming Your Best to learn how to become an unrivaled leader without neglecting the most important people in our lives.Some Questions I Ask:How can the ladies listening in today take advantage of our discussion? (2:07)Could you tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that have significantly impacted you? (4:00)Your podcast is the Unrivaled Man. What does that mean? What's the purpose of it? (9:50)In This Episode, You'll Learn:Being a leader can be lonely sometimes (4:19)The story that made Clint realize he had to make a change in his leadership style (5:47)What it means to be an unrivaled man (10:13)What is and how to reach the Unrivaled Momentum (13:41)Why we shouldn't overlook and appreciate moments of pause and reflection (25:23)Connect with Clint:websitepodcastLinkedInInstagramFacebookEmail: clint@flavorofleadership.comBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
6/7/2022

Episode 331 - The 1-Day Refund. Take Back Time & Spend it Wisely

Ep. 331
Not having enough time to tick the boxes of our daily tasks is a sensation many people can relate to. It's not surprising, honestly, considering the constantly bombarded with information and fast-paced societies we live in.Proper delegating and staying in our zone of genius is huge for getting the best out of our energy and knowledge; still, it's not enough. Our guest, Donna McGeorge, figured out there is another tool we can use to maximize our time, and she joins us today directly from Australia to share everything about it.Donna McGeorge is a Global Authority in productivity. She has over ten years of experience as a dynamic change agent in Australia's leading corporate environments. She is an Online Speaker, Mentor, and Best-selling Author of several books on productivity and how to get the best out of our time.Throughout our conversation, we unravel Donna's unique view on time usage and the vital importance of the time of the day we choose to perform each task. We talk about Donna's extraordinary upbringing surrounded and influenced by military discipline and art. We also talk about the four parts of the day and maximize time working from home and the office.Tune in to Episode 331 to learn how to get a time refund, and help your best version to get the best out of every minute.Some Questions I Ask:Could you tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that have significantly impacted you and what you're doing today? (3:09)How do we find the best way to protect our time when all those little chirping birds want it? How do you do it? (7:28)How do you handle the interruptions, the unexpected things that come up during the day? (16:24)In This Episode, You Will Learn:Why the first two hours of our working day are the most important (5:41)The four parts of our day (8:55)The best activities to do after lunch (11:48)How to set healthy boundaries to protect our time (19:01)What are the things we can do to make our future self's life easier (22:47)Resources:Donna McGeorge's websiteDonna McGeorge booksConnect with Donna:LinkedInInstagramTwitterFacebookBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
5/31/2022

Episode 330 - A SHARK's Mindset with Walter Bond

Ep. 330
Joining us today to talk about mindset, self-improvement, and accountability is Walter Bond, Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Author, and former NBA player.Although Walter made it to the NBA and played for the Utah Jazz with great stars like Karl Malone, John Stockton, and Mark Eaton, he felt embarrassed about himself after failing at one thing when he realized the world was bigger than just sports.He is also the CEO of Walter Bond Worldwide Inc and the author of the best-selling books "Swim," "Always Looking Forward," and "All Buts Stink!"In this episode, we are entertained and informed by Walter's energy and wisdom on leadership, self-development, and coaching. He shares the lessons he got from his experience as an NBA player and college student and the moment Walter realized he missed something in his life.In addition, Walter explains The Sacred Six -- six steps to reach a shark's mindset and rule our lives as sharks rule the ocean.Tune in to Episode 330 of Becoming Your Best and learn everything you need to know to stop making excuses and start reaching your goals and making your dreams come true.Some Questions I Ask:Could you tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that significantly impacted you? (4:03)What advice do you have for parents with a young adult child struggling in school and want to help them turn around at that critical time? (6:24)Can you give us some tips on having a shark's mindset? (10:15)In This Episode, You Will Learn:About the moment Walter realized he had failed despite all his success in sports (5:15)The reason why sharks run the ocean (8:42)The Sacred Six. Tips and advice for a shark's mindset (11:02)The best way to stop making excuses (16:21)Accountability will set us all free (21:12)Resources:Walter Bond websiteBook: Walter Bond - Swim!: How a Shark, a Suckerfish, and a Parasite Teach You Leadership, Mentoring, and Next Level SuccessBook: Walter Bond - Always Looking ForwardBook: Walter Bond - All Buts Stink! How to Live Your Best Life and Eliminate ExcusesFree Ebook: Walter Bond - NextConnect with Walter:LinkedInBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteEmail: support@becomingyourbest.com
5/24/2022

Episode 329 - Inspirational Lessons on VISION From the 3 Little Pigs

Ep. 329
Developing a long-lasting stormproof vision is an essential part of our journey to becoming our best. Whether it is an organizational or personal vision, it'll provide direction to our teams, ourselves, and even our customers.In this episode, we analyze the transformational effects of setting a powerful vision. Using the 3 Little Pigs story as a case study, we unravel the benefits of having a well-thought, consistent vision that inspires those around to do their best to live and work according to that vision, which will also help them find their way back when they get out of track.We analyze several examples of companies that made their own and their customers' lives easier by providing a clear, short, and concise vision of how they conduct their business and what values they expect to deliver. We also look closely into a few details to consider when writing our personal vision, the pitfalls to avoid, and why it is crucial to check and review our vision from time to time.Tune in to Episode 329 of Becoming Your Best and learn the nuts and bolts of building a solid and transformational vision to lead your business and your life.In This Episode, You Will Learn:Three experiences that inspired today's episode (2:14)The inspirational drive of a kids' story (6:51)You want a vision that is made of bricks (12:59)How to use a personal vision to inspire and guide others (14:24)Tips and advice on how to write a personal vision (16:32)How concise and clear visions can help build a solid business (19:48)Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
5/17/2022

Episode 328 - Emery Rubagenga - A Mindset of Excellence To Change A Nation's Destiny

Ep. 328
There are fewer better examples of what visionary leadership can do than the Rwandan progress. After the tragic civil war of 1994 that killed nearly 1 million Rwandan citizens in less than 100 days, leaders of the fourth-smallest country in Africa realized that they had to start by improving their leadership skills to change their country's fate.Less than 20 years later, they decreased poverty and unemployment significantly, increased life expectancy, and established universal health care. Rwanda is a leading country in gender equality, its economy keeps growing, and malaria and maternity mortality rates dropped.Emery Rubagenga, CEO of ROKA Global Resources, the leading ore mining, processing, and exporting company in Rwanda, visit us to talk about the remarkable Rwandan progress. Emery is also a board member of the African Wildlife Foundation. Thanks to his participation in the Eisenhower Fellowships 2022 Global Program, we were lucky enough to get a hold of him.In this episode, we get to size the power of proper leadership using the Rwandan example as a point of reference. Emery kindly described his home country's beauties, the challenges they faced throughout history, and the impressive changes they're experiencing. We also talk about how technological improvement impacted rural areas and students' lives and the reality-change effects of instilling the right mindset of excellence in leaders.Tune in to Episode 328 of Becoming Your Best and learn about the Rwandan experience and their commitment to becoming the best version of themselves.Some Questions I Ask:Could you talk about your experiences at the Eisenhower Fellowships 2022 Global Program? (4:33)What factors are creating such a powerful difference in the success of Rwanda today? (15:41)In This Episode, You Will Learn:How was Rwandan reality, and how it has dramatically improved during the last years (4:37)Emery shares some of the experiences lived during his visit to America (8:111)About a visit to the Rwandan jungle and learning how to say 'hi' in the Gorilla language (11:50)The story of Clare Akamanzi and the results of adopting a mindset of excellence (20:19)Connect with Emery:LinkedInTwitterBecoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
5/10/2022

Episode 327 - Curiosity and Knowledge Lead to Happiness, Health, and High-Performance

Ep. 327
Being in a leadership position implies that we must set the pace and direction our teams should follow. However, that does not mean that we have all the answers, and there is nothing out there for us to learn. In fact, it's quite the opposite; the more we maintain our curiosity and the urge to learn new things, the bigger the chances are of becoming better leaders for our teams.In this episode, we focus on one of the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders: applying the power of knowledge to our lives.Establishing a mentally and physically healthy life with solid finances, strong relationships, and a strong brand as our vision, we explore how the power of knowledge can help us get there.We dive into four powerful sources of knowledge all of us have access to -- with proven results for many successful and high-performing leaders -- that can immediately impact our lives: mentors and coaches, books, forums or mastermind groups, and the last one, podcasts, seminars, webinars, and any other social broadcasts.Tune in to Episode 327 of Becoming Your Best to learn how to make your curiosity push you into being in a constant learning process.In This Episode, You Will Learn:·Setting a clear vision, the mandatory first step (2:14)·About the multiple challenges that show up as we run our business (3:01)·Curiosity is at the foundation of learning (5:09)·About my mentors and how they've helped me (8:51)·What reading does to our brains and how to increase the number of books we read by 100% (13:06)·How being around other successful and high performing people can elevate our game (18:46)·Why podcasts and seminars are such a great source of information and excellent curiosity triggers (22:41)Resources:·Book: Ron Chernow - Alexander HamiltonBecoming Your Best Resources:·Becoming Your Best Website·Becoming Your Best University Website·Becoming Your Best Library·Email: support@becomingyourbest.com·Book: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders·Book: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance·Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety
5/3/2022

Episode 326 - Focus on the Inside Game and the Outside Game Will Improve

Ep. 326
When was the last time you checked in with yourself, your habits, and your personal and professional relationships to see how they are serving you in becoming the best version of yourself?In today's episode, I share seven ways to make sure we are living a life by design and focus on our inside game, which will, eventually, reflect on our outside game. We delve into the importance of being aware that situations are neutral; our attitude towards them matters. You’ll also learn how to use the G.I.G.O model in your favor -- Greatness In, Greatness Out.In addition, we value the importance of having a deep and meaningful connection with God, being aware that we are not our thoughts (initially), and embracing the power of Pre-week Planning. You’ll also find out why you should constantly invest in yourself and the crucial role people around you play in your life.Tune in to Episode 326 of Becoming Your Best, to learn all you need to know about the best ways to check in your inside game, so your outside game can harvest the results.In This Episode, You Will Learn:Checking our attitude is something all of us should be doing quite often (2:56)Greatness In, Greatness Out (6:48)Pre-week Planning to enhance our inside game massively (9:32)Our thoughts don't define who we are, but we must certainly be aware of them (12:28)Being connected with a higher power is crucial to having direction, purpose, and hope (16:14)We must constantly be sharping our saw (18:31)People matter. Why we must be aware of who we surround ourselves with (19:49)Becoming Your Best Resources:Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryEmail: support@becomingyourbest.comBook: Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful LeadersBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your PerformanceFacebook Group – Conquer Anxiety