Number 1 bestselling author, executive coach and speaker, Jamie Smart, hosts Get Clarity. In this show, you'll hear keynote speeches and interviews with people who have undergone profound transformations and created extraordinary results. The focus is on mindset, and discovering the simple but powerful realizations that can have a big impact in your own life, and help you create the results that matter to you and for you. Jamie Smart’s books include the number 1 bestselling CLARITY: Clear Mind, Better Performance, Bigger Results and The Little Book of Clarity. His Sunday Times bestselling book, RESULTS: Think Less, Achieve More (foreword by Shaa Wasmund MBE) was released by John Wiley and Sons Ltd in 2016 and his latest, The Little Book of Results was released in April 2018.
#054 - DEMO: Weight-loss and the language of connection
This episode features a coaching demo around weight-loss and fitness during lockdown that I did during a recent masterclass, "The Language of Insight & Transformational Change". I start by talking about the six 'languages of transformation' before diving into one of them, the language of connection.
You'll hear me coaching my client, Angela on her topic, weight-loss and staying fit and healthy while working on her online business. And as I work with her, you'll hear me demonstrating the language of connection to 'get her world' and find my way into a deeper connection with her. Angela's one of the people on my current Thriving Coaches Blueprint programme, so she's already had some breakthroughs in her coaching practice. So she decided to be particularly brave and dive into a topic that she's never discussed publicly before.
So here's the episode...
PS So a few days after we recorded this coaching demo, Angela sent me a Facebook message. Here's what she said:
My Experience Of The Coaching was that it felt easy and simple and the realisation re 'do what you love' was bloody obvious doh! But I heard and felt it deeply...as if I was listening underwater. TBC...
Other realisations I've had since are:
1) SELF CARE listen to my body, ie. listen to wisdom about my body... If I need rest, rest. If I want to go out with the dogs do that. Feeling tired isn't telling me about anything other than feeling tired.
2) it's OK to feel under par and still do stuff and be OK with that eg keep commitments then rest afterwards.
3) BREATHING: I've noticed I've started to breathe diaphragmatically, Which creates more room in your lungs and the long out-breath tightens the core!
4)overall I feel an underlying deep sense of love, peace and well being... I'm reminded of this by Louis de Bernieres...
"Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being in love, which any fool can do. Love itself is what
is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident."
I know this is usually quoted about romantic love, but to me, I'm just seeing more and more deeply that to Love Life means to love and care for mySelf as well as others.
**re Louis de Bernieres... The similarity is with being in love with the principles, or the idea of them, now the 'Whoop whoop' has settled down and what I'm left with IS love.
And a more tangible difference... After 2 days of rest at home with my lovely other-half, open fires, and food that I enjoy, I had the energy to go to my paddock where I trained/played/ran around with the pup. It was easy and fun.
The way it seems to me is it's like a balloon has been popped... And all the air inside has been released into the world. The air is now light and free to move wherever the breeze takes it. And the balloon no longer exists.
As you can imagine, that was a beautiful message to read. And if you want to increase your ability to have this sort of impact with people, it's one of the things we'll be exploring on The Language of Transformation, a six-week course I'm kicking off in December. We'll be diving into all six of the languages of transformation, all in the service of creating greater engagement, connection and impact. And it starts with the 2-day Conversational Transformation Bootcamp on 12 and 13 December, followed by six weeks of learning modules and group-coaching - we'll be focusing in on one of the six languages of transformation each week. And you can save £300 and get a bonus package worth over £1400 when you book your place before midnight on Monday, November 30th. Just go to www.JamieSmart.com/language to register now and save £300, that's www.JamieSmart.com/language.
#053 - Being Visible and Growing Your Audience
The episode you’re about to hear is a mentoring session on visibility & growing your audience that I did with Matt Fox. Matt’s one of the coaches taking part in the Clarity Advanced Coach & Facilitator Programme, and he and I met just over a year ago when he joined the Thriving Coaches Blueprint. And one of the things he developed while he was on that programme was his podcast, “The Heart of Dad”.
Matt’s a father himself, and he’s passionate about supporting dads to really be there in their children’s lives. In fact, many of his coaching clients are entrepreneurs who are also dads and want to experience more clarity and heart in their work and in their lives as a whole.
So about a month ago, Matt mentioned that he was planning to do the ‘Heart of Dad’ summit, an event where he was going to interview coaches and teachers who have had an impact in Matt’s life, and who are also fathers. Many of these people are dear friends and colleagues of mine, guys like Dicken Bettinger, Dr Bill Pettit, Amir Karkouti and Dr Mark Howard.
If you want to register for the summit, go to https://www.heartofdad.com/summit
Matt invited me to be one of the people he interviewed, and he happened to mention that he wanted to get more visibility and grow his audience for the summit, and that’s when I had an idea.
During my most recent Clarity Certification Training, I was talking to the students about the whole domain of business and the principles. We had a really great time, and everyone learned a lot, and it inspired me to start working on something new: the Clarity Pro Business Accelerator. I haven’t formally launched it yet, but I’m starting to get a group of founder members together, and I had an idea…
I invited Matt to have a one-hour conversation with me where we’d explore how he can grow his audience for his summit, and we’d stream it LIVE as an example of Clarity Pro Business Accelerator content.
We did the session, and lots of people found it really useful, so I’ve decided to launch it on the podcast. So here’s the episode!
PS it’s worth knowing that we’ve only got 2 places left on the 2021 Clarity Certification Training. There’s an early booking price which expires at the end of this month, on November 30th, but it’s likely that the programme will be sold out by then (we’re limiting it to 36 places and the first 34 have already been taken), so if you want to find out more, go to www.JamieSmart.com/coach that’s www.JamieSmart.com/coach
#052 - The Dubious Art of Predicting The Future
The episode you’re about to hear is an excerpt from one of the private laser-coaching & Q&A sessions I do each month with my ClarityPro Members.
Just to give you a bit of background, I’d been telling my clients about something my team and I do called ‘Project Gretsky’, inspired by a quote from the phenomenal hockey player, Wayne Gretsky who famously said, “Skate to where the puck is going, not where it’s been.”
In Project Gretsky, my team and I look to the future, and make guesses about where the world’s heading, how we can best guide our clients and how we can inspire and educate a generation to experience lives of clarity, resilience and wellbeing. It’s how we ended up developing our state of the art live-streaming facility, as well as a number of other innovations we’ve got in the pipeline.
So during last night’s Laser-coaching / Q&A session, one of our ClarityPro members (Andrea Bruno) asked a question that stopped me in my tracks.
Andrea said he was thinking about Project Gretsky, and thought it would be very cool and useful to do something like that, but he said that in the past, whenever he tried to predict the future, he got frustrated because he wanted to be right about it. If things didn’t go his way he got increasingly worried, and in the end, he just stopped trying to make any predictions because it wasn’t worth the anxiety factor. But something in Project Gretsky spoke to him, and he wanted to get some clarity about that.
So why did this stop me in my tracks? Because I’d never given much thought to how I relate to this whole domain of prediction and future trends.
What you’re going to hear in this episode is this: first you’ll hear Andrea’s question, then you’ll get my counter-intuitive answer, then finally you’ll hear how it lands with Andrea.
So here’s the episode:
#051 - Goat rodeos, warlord entrepreneurs & the future of money with Vinay Gupta - Get Clarity Podcast
During a recent podcast episode, I mentioned that while climate change is one of the threats facing humanity, there are many others, including artificial intelligence, exponential technology, authoritarianism, pandemics, nuclear winter and many more. This week’s episode is another in this series of ‘public service announcement’ conversations, this time with one of my favourite twitter-follows, Vinay Gupta.
Here’s the back story. Last year, I heard a podcast episode with a chap called Vinay Gupta and started following him on twitter (his handle is @leashless).
He's proved to be one of my more fascinating follows, and has a unique perspective on a number of things (including the environment / climate change, the future of money, modern-day slavery, the rise of warlord entrepreneurs and more).
Just to provide some bona fides, Vinay helped organise the launch of the crypto-currency Ethereum a few years back, is the designer of Dubai's national blockchain strategy and is the inventor of the hexayurts you may have used / seen if you've ever been to the Burning Man festival.
Among other things, he's introduced me to the idea of 'goat rodeos' (an explanation of why certain national-level problems prove resistant to resolution, and what you can do about it).
So I reached out to him and said this:
"I find your perspective on the whole 'welcome to the world of the people who grow your coffee' overlap with racism / modern slavery / environment / meditation and fairness super-important. Would you be up for being interviewed on my podcast? (It’s called the Get Clarity Podcast). It only has a few thousand listeners but they’re mostly people who want to make a difference in the world."
He said, "Yes", and what you’re about to hear is the conversation that followed.
By the way, SCIM stands for Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps; an approach for planning for survival in the case of societal collapse
Follow Vinay Gupta on twitter: @leashless
Learn more about Mattereum at https://mattereum.com/
Learn more about Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps at http://resiliencemaps.org/
DEEPDIVE: 1:1 Coaching Intensives QandA
The 1:1 intensives deep dive you’re about to hear is an excerpt from a Q&A Session I did with my ClarityPro Members. I was answering questions I’d been asked by ClarityPro Members and our wider community about 1:1 Coaching Intensives, where you spend up to 3 or 4 days working closely with a client to help them have the breakthroughs that matter to them. 1:1 Coaching Intensives are a bit of a dark art, so I thought it would be nice to shed a little light on the process.
#049 - Climate Change: A principles perspective with Ami Chen - Mills
I’m Jamie Smart - welcome to the podcast. A few months ago, I had a conversation with my good friend and colleague, Ami Chen Mills. As well as being a very experienced principles teacher (Ami was one of the first people I heard talking about this understanding), she’s the co-founder of the Santa Cruz chapter of Extinction Rebellion.
Earlier in the year, Ami wrote a Medium article, calling out her colleagues in the principles community for a lack of comment and action on climate change (the article was called, ‘An Open Letter to My Spiritual Colleagues: On “Spirit” and the Climate Emergency’.)
I read the article and invited Ami to come on my podcast (she accepted.)
While I know that there is a broad range of opinion on the subject of climate change, one thing is abundantly clear to me:
Humanity currently faces a number of existential threats, including climate change, global pandemics, possible nuclear winter and the dizzying rise of artificial intelligence. In recent years, the world seems more and more like a Marvel comic, replete with mustachioed villains and killer robots.
One of my heroes, Buckminster Fuller once wrote,
“Whether it is to be Utopia or Oblivion will be a touch-and-go relay race right up to the final moment… Humanity is in ‘final exam’ as to whether or not it qualifies for continuance in Universe.”
This has never looked more true to me.
So how can we usefully orient ourselves to the challenges we face in the years ahead? And how can the principles help us make sense of things that sometimes seem insensible?
Exploring the answers to these questions is what this episode is all about. By the way, we recorded this before the full scale of the pandemic was known. For that reason, I’ve delayed the release of this episode until now. So regardless of what your current perspective on the whole question of climate change is, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this episode.
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