In Save My Business, Jason talks to a variety of people to find out how they've adapted to the logistical, financial, and philosophical challenges presented by a COVID-impacted world.
Save My Business - Episode 17 with Steve Griffith
This week's edition of the Save My Business podcast focuses on mindfulness, meditation, resilience, and stress management.
Steve Griffith has studied, taught, and spoken on those topics for some 35 years, so you won't find too many people with greater experience and understanding of how meditation and mindfulness techniques can help us.
He has helped individuals, teams, and entire workforces better appreciate how their state of mind impacts on their bodies and their capabilities, with a focus on improving both wellness and performance.
Steve will explain how stress manifests in our lives, how meditation can help us minimise and manage those feelings, and how we can build new routines and habits that are more productive and positive.
If you think you could benefit from being less stressed, sleeping better, and being more resilient in the face of constant change and challenges, Steve's your man!
Save My Business - Episode 16 with Matt Morrison
This week's edition of the Save My Business podcast features Matt Morrison, Director of Wealth Advisory at The Practice.
You'll quickly come to understand why host Jason Cunningham unashamedly admires his colleague, who's been through some personal trials but always seems remarkably upbeat.
In a revealing chat, Matt tells us how a couple of major accidents have impacted not only his life but his outlook, gives us an insight into how he reacted to the COVID crisis, and explains his approach to financial management.
In addition to discussing the things that are important to him - including regular exercise, time to recharge, and ongoing learning - Matt reveals where he thinks his inner strength and resilience come from.
He also shares some facts about how people handle their money (you'll have to tune in to find out), how he goes about giving people advice, and why he thinks his book, Freedom, Lifestyle & Legacy, is likely to be the only one he writes!
Save My Business - Episode 15 with Paul Guerra
This week's edition of the Save My Business podcast features Paul Guerra, the CEO of the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
If anyone knows how COVID has impacted Victorian businesses, it's Paul. He took on the role only a couple of months before the world changed for us all, and he's been right at the coalface ever since.
He tells Jason about his interactions with government ministers and VCCI members throughout the past 12 months - in fact today marks exactly 12 months since the State of Emergency was declared - as well as what he believes has been done well and where our collective attention should be now.
As a vastly experienced business leader, Paul offers some valuable insights into how the landscape has changed, how those who have adapted have not only survived but thrived, and the traits, values, and actions that he believes will keep us moving in the right direction.
Six months into our series, this might just be the most valuable episode of the Save My Business podcast to date.
Save My Business - Episode 14 with Renée Giarrusso
This week's edition of the Save My Business podcast features communication, leadership, and mindset expert Renée Giarrusso.
Renée works with leaders and teams across a broad spectrum of organisations, helping them understand how to foster growth, collaboration, and resilience.
A big part of that is how to deal with challenges and change, which makes Renée the perfect guest for Save My Business!
She explains how the COVID-19 pandemic gave even her a (momentary) crisis of confidence, and what she did about it. She's even managed to find the upside of COVID!
She shares some fantastic hints on how to embrace the positives and gives us a bit of a preview of her latest book, Gift Mindset.
There are also some very raw and emotional personal stories from both Renée and host Jason Cunningham.
Save My Business - Episode 13 with Xavier Campbell
This week's edition of the Save My Business podcast features Essendon Football Club CEO Xavier Campbell.
If you subscribe to the theory that we learn a lot more through hard times than good times, Xavier has learnt plenty in his seven years at the helm of the Bombers, having led the club through some challenging times.
As well as taking host Jason Cunningham through those learnings, Xavier explains what makes sporting clubs unique, with the core business of winning a premiership having to work hand-in-hand with growing membership and revenues.
They cover topics from leadership, culture, and behaviour, to dealing with stakeholders, setting targets, improving processes, and making decisions that come under a degree of public scrutiny.
Save My Business - Episode 12 with Matt Pillios
Jason Cunningham's special guest on this edition of the Save My Business podcast is Matt Pillios, Director of Marshall White Bayside.
While he's received several accolades for his success as an agent, this conversation ranges much further than that, at times getting quite raw and personal.
Matt reveals that he didn't want to go into real estate as he'd seen how hard his dad worked but, after spending some time at realestate.com.au, he came to the realisation that becoming an agent was the path for him, after all.
He talks honestly and openly about his personal journey, the importance of family, self-care, and teamwork, how he and his team have coped with COVID, and what he sees as the future of real estate.
He also explains how he came to establish the Love-Me-Love-You Foundation to help and support people who are battling mental health issues.
It's a revealing, thought-provoking, and very real conversation.
Grit & Grind
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