Inside Influence

1/24/2023

POWERCUT: Julia Dhar - the lost art of constructive conversations

Season 1, Ep. 160
We are coming to the end of another eventful year, another 12 month bundle of opportunities, challenges, plenty of highlights and some definite unforeseen low lights. Hopefully you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. This is exactly what the inside influence team and myself will be doing. So over the next few weeks we are going to be taking a festive step back to rest up, recalibrate and re-inspire ourselves for 2022. However, if you need some inspiration to get you thinking and planning for next year, we have you covered. Our holiday season of power cuts or power minis are back. Our final power cut episode is with Julia Dhar.Julia Dhar is a Managing Director and Partner at the Boston Consulting Group and the founder of BeSmart, BCG's behavioral economics and behavioral insights initiative. Julia's mission is to enable leaders in government and the private sector to apply the science of behavior change across a range of social services and topics, including economic development, finance, education, criminal justice and welfare. Her two TED talks on how to have constructive conversations have had at last count over 10 million views. She was also world school debate champion three times.So it’s safe to say she knows a fair amount about crafting a successful argument.However, what drew me to Julia wasn’t her ability to persuade – although as you’ll hear she is very persuasive - but instead the vision she’s dedicated the rest of her life and career to driving – how as Nations, teams and families - we can start to disagree more productively.In this conversation we dive into:The importance of respectful listening and how to construct the rules of respectful listening.Why every conversation should start with ‘shared reality’ – an idea or intention you can all agree upon.And finally… THE most beautiful and game changing question I have heard in a very long time - “What can you share that will help me see what you see?”If you enjoy this powercut episode and would like to hear my full conversation with Julia Dhar please head over to my website juliemasters.com or listen at all the usual places #itunes #spotify #googleplay #stitcher. For now sit back, relax and enjoy my powercut conversation with Julia Dhar.
1/17/2023

POWERCUT: Colin Boyd - how to convert attention into action every time

Season 1, Ep. 159
We are coming to the end of another eventful year, another 12 month bundle of opportunities, challenges, plenty of highlights and some definite unforeseen low lights. Hopefully you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. This is exactly what the inside influence team and myself will be doing. So over the next few weeks we are going to be taking a festive step back to rest up, recalibrate and re-inspire ourselves for 2022. However, if you need some inspiration to get you thinking and planning for next year, we have you covered. Our holiday season of power cuts or power minis are back. Our next power cut episode is with Colin Boyd.Colin Boyd is obsessed with helping experts and entrepreneurs present in a way that creates action -– or sell from stage - in a non pushy or sleazy way.He keynotes at conferences around the world on topics such as persuasive communication and selling ideas, clients include Coca Cola, Suncorp, Fuji Xero, and Hewlett Packard.He runs high-level mastermind programs for speakers and content creators. And delivers his signature program Sell From Stage Academy® which helps people turn every presentation into a conversion machine.In this conversation we cover A LOT of practical ground, including:Why identifying and learning to tell your signature story is the fastest route to creating action – for anyone, anywhere, on any topic.The biggest mistakes people make when it comes to telling their signature story and how to avoid them. Hint here… this is not your origin story.Colin has literally dedicated his whole career and business to decoding the stories that work - and more importantly – compel people to take action.If you enjoy this powercut episode and would like to hear my full conversation with Colin Boyd please head over to my website juliemasters.com or listen at all the usual places #itunes #spotify #googleplay #stitcher. For now sit back, relax and enjoy this powercut conversation with Colin Boyd.
1/10/2023

POWERCUT: Elizabeth Lesser - how to turn to face what needs to change

Season 1, Ep. 158
We are coming to the end of another eventful year, another 12 month bundle of opportunities, challenges, plenty of highlights and some definite unforeseen low lights. Hopefully you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. This is exactly what the inside influence team and myself will be doing. So over the next few weeks we are going to be taking a festive step back to rest up, recalibrate and re-inspire ourselves for 2022. However, if you need some inspiration to get you thinking and planning for next year, we have you covered. Our holiday season of power cuts or power minis are back. Our next power cut episode is with Elizabeth Lesser.Every so often with this podcast, I get the pleasure of speaking to someone that’s had a huge influence on my own life - and so it is with today's guest.Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including Her New York Times bestselling book, Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow, has sold almost 500,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages. She is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She is also the creator of two amazing TED talks on civility, understanding and the power of truth telling. As well as being one of Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100, a collection of a hundred leaders who are using their voices and talent to elevate humanity.Elizabeth is also the person whose work I turn to during times in my life where I’m not sure where to turn. When I don’t want to be inspired, or motivated, or told to dig in and dial up the hustle - but just to know that it’s enough. Enough to show up, enough to take the next breath, enough to trust that the most transformational moments in our lives always happen when we step into the gap – the gap between what’s burning away - and what’s trying to emerge.Which is why I was so thrilled to finally have her on the show.In this conversation we dive into:- The difference between breaking down and breaking open – and why staying awake as we fall holds the key.The Phoenix process – how to stand in the fire of what’s burning away, while trusting that you will rise again.If you enjoy this powercut episode and would like to hear my full conversation with Elizabeth Lesser please head over to my website juliemasters.com or listen at all the usual places #itunes #spotify #googleplay #stitcher. For now, sit back, relax and enjoy my powercut conversation with the woman whose books and wisdom I have shared more than any other - the incredible Elizabeth Lesser.
1/3/2023

POWERCUT: Doug Conant - building a leadership roadmap that's as unique as you are

Season 1, Ep. 157
We are coming to the end of another eventful year, another 12 month bundle of opportunities, challenges, plenty of highlights and some definite unforeseen low lights. Hopefully you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. This is exactly what the inside influence team and myself will be doing. So over the next few weeks we are going to be taking a festive step back to rest up, recalibrate and re-inspire ourselves for 2022. However, if you need some inspiration to get you thinking and planning for next year, we have you covered. Our holiday season of power cuts or power minis are back. Our next power cut episode is Doug ConantDoug Conant is the only former Fortune 500 CEO who is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, a Top 50 Leadership Innovator, a Top 100 Leadership Speaker, and one of the 100 Most Influential Authors in the World. A devoted leadership practitioner and teacher, Doug’s 45-year career has been defined by achieving high performance through an intentional commitment to studying, practicing, improving, and spreading the tenets of “leadership that works.” He is Founder and CEO of ConantLeadership, former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company and former Chairman of Avon Products. His Wall Street Journal bestselling book, co-authored with Amy Federman, is called ‘The Blueprint: 6 Practical Steps to Lift Your Leadership to New Heights’. He is also the New York Times bestselling co-author of ‘TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments’. In this conversation we dive into:How to build your own personal leadership model. To be honest I was a bit stunned with this one, it just hadn’t occurred to me that you could create your own - read one in a book ‘yes’, inherit one from a mentor ‘yes’ - but write your own? Put it on paper and then commit to showing up for it? That’s a different ball game.And why developing your own leadership blueprint provides the ultimate foundation for dealing with the winds of your life. As a leader AND as a human being.If you enjoy this powercut episode and would like to hear my full conversation with Doug Conant please head over to my website juliemasters.com or listen at all the usual places #itunes #spotify #googleplay #stitcher. For now sit back, relax and enjoy my powercut conversation with Doug Conant. 
12/27/2022

POWERCUT: Leslie Ehm - how to unleash everything you are and get everything you want

Season 1, Ep. 156
We are coming to the end of another eventful year, another 12 month bundle of opportunities, challenges, plenty of highlights and some definite unforeseen low lights. Hopefully you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. This is exactly what the inside influence team and myself will be doing. So over the next few weeks we are going to be taking a festive step back to rest up, recalibrate and re-inspire ourselves for 2022. However, if you need some inspiration to get you thinking and planning for next year, we have you covered. Our holiday season of power cuts or power minis are back. Our next power cut episode is with Leslie Ehm.Leslie Ehm is a former TV host and advertising Creative Director turned training guru. Having spent  decades travelling the globe with her award- winning company Combustion, working with executives and teams from top organizations like Google, Disney, Pepsico, TD Bank, Uber, and more. Seriously the list may as well be the entire Fortune 500.She’s turned technologists into creative forces, bankers into storytellers, and has  brought a serious dose of badassery to  boardrooms everywhere.Her latest book Swagger – Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestseller. To quote her website she’s been called “better than therapy,” “a rock star,” “ass-kicking,” “a force of nature” and even “a witch.” So basically… my kinda woman.In this conversation we dive into:What faking it until you make it is the opposite of what works – especially if you want to end up being a magnetic and technicolor version of yourself – and not someone elseThe main SWAGGER BLOCKS that most of us have when it comes to speaking up and standing out. Why a huge part of swagger is owning our stories – especially the uncomfortable ones, the ones we fear make us look like a failure in some aspect of our lives. If you enjoy this powercut episode and would like to hear my full conversation with Leslie Ehm please head over to my website juliemasters.com or listen at all the usual places #itunes #spotify #googleplay #stitcher. For now sit back, relax and enjoy my powercut conversation with Leslie Ehm.
12/20/2022

POWERCUT: Michael Port - how to make the leap from expert to visionary

Season 1, Ep. 155
We are coming to the end of another eventful year, another 12 month bundle of opportunities, challenges, plenty of highlights and some definite unforeseen low lights. Hopefully you are about to embark on a well-deserved break. This is exactly what the inside influence team and myself will be doing. So over the next few weeks we are going to be taking a festive step back to rest up, recalibrate and re-inspire ourselves for 2022. However, if you need some inspiration to get you thinking and planning for next year, we have you covered. Our holiday season of power cuts or power minis are back. Our first power cut episode is with Michael Port.Michael Port is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, TED speaker and Co-Founder & CEO of Heroic Public Speaking.Over the last two decades, Michael has written eight books that have made it onto the bestseller lists of the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today – including… ‘Steal the Show,’ ‘Book Yourself Solid’ and ‘The Referable Speaker.’Not too bad for someone who was told by his fourth grade teacher that he had the worst spelling she’d seen in 25 years of teaching.Over that time, and together with his wife and co-founder, Amy Port he has also built Heroic Public Speaking Worldwide. Offering the most complete (and effective) speaker training in the world. All centered around teaching speakers what actors have always known – how to craft an authentic performance during presentations, pitches and lifes high stakes moments. Clients include CEOs and founders, Admirals, Navy Seals, and FBI agents, Olympians, politicians (but apparently only the nice ones), bestselling authors and leaders of global movements.Sometimes a guest comes onto the podcast and you just know you’re in for one helluva ride – this conversation was one of those. In it we dived into…Speech structure and the 5 foundational elements to a speechWhy ‘winging it’ never works when it comes to impactful communication or presentations - and why the best communicators focus first on figuring out their ‘big promise’ and working backwards from there.If you enjoy this powercut episode and would like to hear my full conversation with Michael Port please head over to my website juliemasters.com or listen at all the usual places #itunes #spotify #googleplay #stitcher. For now sit back, relax and enjoy my powercut conversation with Michael Port.
12/13/2022

The Great Reset - Julie reflects on 2022, her sabbatical and what makes a great interview

Season 1, Ep. 154
Today's episode is a little bit different to normal programming. Today's episode is just me. When we were thinking about how we wanted to finish this year, the Inside Influence Team and I were trying to figure out what's the best way to wrap up 2022. We came to the conclusion that just putting all the lessons into one bowl and offering them up is probably the best and the most generous and honest thing that we can do. What a year it has been. We hit 150 episodes this year! How is that even possible? And there have been so many brilliant minds and brilliant insights. It's hard to know what to do with all of that information. It's hard to know how to process it sometimes. And so the intention of today is really just to unpack a few of the lessons from 2022, some of the things that I have learned, both the easy way and of course, the unnecessarily hard way. Including why I took an eight-week sabbatical this year, what I did, what I learned, and how it's changed how I show up, both within this podcast and in all other areas of my life and existence.Also, in this episode I am going to be answering a couple of questions. One that I get asked all the time, imposter syndrome, please raise your hand. We are going to be talking about you. And one that was emailed through just recently about how I prepare and try to craft a great interview. We get sent a lot of questions and we love every single one of them. They become the basis for how we plan the podcast, the guests that we choose, the content that we put out. Some of your questions have become the basis of presentations I give out there in the world. And so I appreciate every single last one that you send through. Please in 2023, keep those questions coming, but for now sit back relax and listen to reflections of 2022.References and links mentionedMy new ebook The Influencer Code Subscribe to and Review the Inside Influence PodcastThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Inside Influence Podcast! If the information in my conversations and interviews have helped you in your business journey, please head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave an honest review. Your reviews and feedback will not only help us continue to deliver great, helpful content, but it will also help us reach even more amazing people just like you!Also, don’t forget to hop on my website juliemasters.com and download my new ebook The Influencer Code or become an insider by signing up to my newsletter.
11/29/2022

Bobette Buster - How to tell your story so the world listens

Season 1, Ep. 153
Why are stories so important?I talk a lot about storytelling on this podcast, but let’s for a second explore the word itself.I like to think about stories as gifts. In telling our stories we take a moment from our own experience, we wrap it up the best way we know how, and then we hand it to someone else with a handwritten card that says: “Let’s unwrap this slowly together. I want you to feel my intention, I want you to understand why I’m giving this to you, I want you to experience something important to me, something I hope might become important to you.Please don’t throw it away or unwrap it so fast that you miss the layers. Don’t open it when you’re preoccupied or half paying attention. This is a part of me you now hold in your hands. Treat it with care.”That is the preciousness of our stories. It’s also why when we learn how to tell them (how to wrap them) as powerfully as possible, they become one of our greatest assets. Which will explain why, when I came across a book entitled: ‘How to tell your story so the world listens’, I immediately fell in love with its author.Today’s Guest Bobette Buster is an acclaimed lecturer, award-winning producer and author, whose workshops are sought after by top media companies and corporations alike, from Disney/Pixar, Sony, the BBC, Google and SoulCycle. Her ground-breaking philosophy and process give people the ability to uncover and tell their own stories. Her unique ability to crack into the heart of story, has been transforming the way individuals, entrepreneurs and companies tell their own stories for well over two decades. Named as “Hollywood's Best Kept Secret” by 21st Century Fox Studios. She is also the author of ‘How to tell your story so the world listens’.Instagram & Facebook: bobette.busterTwitter: bobettebusterYou’ll LearnWhy stories are so fundamental to the fabric of our lives. How they act as a map for the wilderness and a prescription for courage.Why Pixar, Disney and other major studios spend $1 billion a year on the quest for unique stories – and exactly what they are looking for.The difference between Storyreceiving and Storytelling and why “Being heard is so close to being loved it is almost indistinguishable”.Finally, the ripple effect of the ordinary. Why the most powerful stories we own are often overlooked and how trust in the power of your own experience. For me, as usual, this conversation didn’t go where I expected. I had prepared for an interview around the ‘words’ of storytelling. The structure of how to tell a story so people will be compelled to listen.Instead, this conversation reminded me about the sacredness, rather than just the strategy, of storytelling as a tool for connection.References and links mentionedMy new ebook The Influencer CodeYouTube Video Link: https://youtu.be/gE18wH9_e6UThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Inside Influence Podcast! Please head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave an honest review. Also, don’t forget to hop on my website juliemasters.com and download my new ebook The Influencer Code or become an insider by signing up to my newsletter.
11/15/2022

Gay Hendricks - The Big Leap - Finding Your Zone of Genius

Season 1, Ep. 152
Every so often I speak to someone that has changed things so fundamentally for me, that I can literally mark it as a day in the calendar.Today is one of those conversations.It all started a few years ago when a book arrived through the post from two people I respect very deeply.So I did what you would expect. I put it on my bookshelf and ignored it for six months.When I did finally pull it down to read, true to prediction, it was as if that book had been written for me.That book was called ‘The Big Leap’ by my guest today Gay Hendricks.The Big Leap basically describes a phenomenon known as The Upper Limit Problem. Where we all have a limit on how much success and love we’re willing to let into our lives - kind of like an inner thermostat setting. Exceed the limit and we start to self sabotage, burn out, play small and create situations that make us unable to move from our Zone of Competence (where we are comfortable but unfulfilled) into our Zone of Genius (the truest and most powerful expression of who you). So I made a commitment. I would read The Big Leap every morning for 15 minutes and continue to do so until I felt a shift in my own upper limits.Did things change immediately? No. Did I start to feel my grip and attachment to the limitations I had set on my own existence slowly begin to loosen? Yes.Has it fundamentally changed how I monitor and continually reset my own internal thermostat for the level at which I show up? Absolutely.Today’s Guest Gay Hendricks has been a leader in the fields of relationship transformation and body-mind therapies for more than 45 years. After earning his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Stanford, he served as a professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Colorado for over 21 years. In that time he has written more than 40 books, including bestsellers such as Five Wishes, The Big Leap and Conscious Living (another book I wholeheartedly recommend) all of which are now used as primary texts in universities around the world. Gay conducts seminars worldwide and has appeared on more than 500 radio and television shows, including OPRAH, CNN, CNBC and many, many others.Twitter: https://twitter.com/GayHendricksInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/hendricks.gay/You’ll LearnThe Upper Limit Problem – what it is, how it works and the 4 hidden barriers that trigger it.  The Zone of Excellence vs. the Zone of GeniusThe concept of ‘Ally Thinking’The difference between being a ‘victim’ of time vs. the ‘source’ of time. References and links mentionedMy new ebook The Influencer Codewww.foundationforconsciousliving.orgThanks for tuning into this week’s episode of the Inside Influence Podcast! Please head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show, and leave an honest review. Also, don’t forget to hop on my website juliemasters.com and download my new ebook The Influencer Code or become an insider by signing up to my newsletter.