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How do you feel about your personal and professional life? Many people feel like they or their teams are stuck in a mediocrity trap. The question is how do you take where you are today and make it better and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to your success? Not only that, but how can you inspire your children or employees to do the same and become their best? In the Becoming Your Best podcast, Steve and Rob Shallenberger will help you uncover the principles of highly successful leaders. This podcast will give you the tools and processes to help you become the person, parent, partner, or leader that you’ve dreamed of becoming. This podcast also gives leaders and their teams the tools and know-how to break down performance barriers, achieve huge results, and be the disruptive company in their industry. When collectively applied, our signature 12 principles will have a profound impact on the revenue, culture, innovation and productivity of any organization in any industry. You will discover how to make communication easier and clearer, live in greater peace and balance, manage your time effectively, more persuasively lead others with an inspiring vision, and how to embrace change—not fear it. As the global authority on leadership training, Becoming Your Best teaches people how to follow their own path to success using the 12 Principles discovered by founder Steven Shallenberger in his 40+ years of research as a business leader. Countless key executives, organizations, athletes, teachers, and individuals worldwide have come to rely on these principles and processes. Becoming Your Best is packed with advice, tools, and examples for turning your thoughts into action, motivating yourself and those around you, inspiring teams to solve problems creatively, and building the life you’ve always dreamed of. Click subscribe to get a new podcast episode every Thursday.
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Becoming Your Best | The Principles of Highly Successful Leaders Steve Shallenberger: Successful Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Bestselling Author | Rob Shallenberger: Former Fighter Pilot, Author, Executive Coach, and Corporate Trainer

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How do you feel about your personal and professional life? Many people feel like they or their teams are stuck in a mediocrity trap. The question is how do you take where you are today and make it better and overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to your success? Not only that, but how can you inspire your children or employees to do the same and become their best? In the Becoming Your Best podcast, Steve and Rob Shallenberger will help you uncover the principles of highly successful leaders. This podcast will give you the tools and processes to help you become the person, parent, partner, or leader that you’ve dreamed of becoming. This podcast also gives leaders and their teams the tools and know-how to break down performance barriers, achieve huge results, and be the disruptive company in their industry. When collectively applied, our signature 12 principles will have a profound impact on the revenue, culture, innovation and productivity of any organization in any industry. You will discover how to make communication easier and clearer, live in greater peace and balance, manage your time effectively, more persuasively lead others with an inspiring vision, and how to embrace change—not fear it. As the global authority on leadership training, Becoming Your Best teaches people how to follow their own path to success using the 12 Principles discovered by founder Steven Shallenberger in his 40+ years of research as a business leader. Countless key executives, organizations, athletes, teachers, and individuals worldwide have come to rely on these principles and processes. Becoming Your Best is packed with advice, tools, and examples for turning your thoughts into action, motivating yourself and those around you, inspiring teams to solve problems creatively, and building the life you’ve always dreamed of. Click subscribe to get a new podcast episode every Thursday.
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    Episode 223 - The Art of Pure Listening

    Episode 223 - The Art of Pure Listening

    "The wise old owl lived in an oak  
    The more he saw, the less he spoke  
    The less he spoke, the more he heard  
    Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?" - Edward H. Richards 
     
    The purpose of listening is not just hearing words, but understanding because as you listen carefully, you are like an observant detective, noticing clues and indicators. You don't even have to ask questions - you can just notice things, words, expressions, feelings, intent, and content. 
    Principle #7 of the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders - being an effective communicator - impacts every single role that you have in life, and today that’s exactly what we focus on: teaching you how to master the art of pure listening so that you lead a happier and peaceful life with those around you. 
    So, start to practice it right now, by listening to Episode 223 of Becoming your Best, where we discuss one of the most challenging or difficult principles to learn and put in practice – how to be an effective communicator. As you repeatedly work on building this skill set, you will get better and better and it will be one of the most valuable skill sets that you own. 
    In this episode, you will learn:  
    A vulnerable story of how I failed at being a good listener when it was needed the most. (05:45)  The two sides of being an effective communicator. (10:13) The mindset attributed to each one of the sides. (11:13) The five steps to master the art of pure listening. (15:01) The words you can use to confirm what the other person has said. (17:17) What you can do, right now, to start building the habit of listening. (20:40) 
    Becoming 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 

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    • 26 min
    Episode 222- How to Survive and Thrive During Hard Times

    Episode 222- How to Survive and Thrive During Hard Times

    How to Survive and Thrive During Hard Times 
     
    In the midst of this crisis, I am grateful to have spring coming because it has so much symbolism! There will be a time of rebirth coming out of the Coronavirus. 
    Just like there are things that you can do to prepare for springtime as you come out of the cold of the winter, so are some steps that you can take in order to come out of this crisis stronger and better at everything that you do. 
    So, what are the things that you can do, during this devastating crisis, to make the best of this experience, to be determined to maintain your happiness, health, and vitality, while at the same time preparing for when we come out of this virus crisis, or when we are in a hard time in life?  
    In today’s episode, I would like to suggest five things that you can do to survive and thrive during difficult moments in your life. These five principles will see you through the hard times now and in the future! They will guide you through personal crises and challenges and see you through over and over. 
    So, listen to Episode 222 of Becoming Your Best to learn the physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual impact of these five things I am suggesting you to do. 
    There is no doubt that whatever comes, whatever may be, we can find a way forward that'll work. 
    In this episode you will learn: 
    Focusing on your personal Vision, Annual Goals, and Pre-Week Planning creates a deep pathway of doing what matters most. (05:13) How to program your mind for success by maintaining upbeat, uplifting influences in your life. (09:20) Having faith - in our most difficult times - brings peace that things will work out. (13:27) How to serve others, in these hard times. (19:19) What you can do to be better, as a result of this experience. (24:09) Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Pre-order the book, “Conquer Anxiety” Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com  to get your dated 2020 Becoming Your Best Planner for 50% off Book: Steve Shallenberger - Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders 
    Resources mentioned in this episode: 
    Book: Norman Vincent Peale - The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 221 - Start With The Vision - Especially In A Crisis

    Episode 221 - Start With The Vision - Especially In A Crisis

    “These are the times that try men's souls” and true leadership will make the difference of how we come through it. It's our opportunity to really have an impact. These events are upsetting and extremely disruptive, so how can we navigate all of this that is currently happening throughout the world? 
    The purpose of today’s episode is to introduce - and review for those that may be familiar with it - the 6 Steps to effectively plan, create solutions and take action in the face of stiff challenges, particularly in this case now, in the face of the Coronavirus. 
    Using the 6 Steps will provide you with hope, peace, and laser-like focus to move forward with confidence, commitment, and purpose toward realizing your dreams. This is your opportunity to shine, to make a positive difference, to exercise leadership that puts you in the best light, so that when you look back someday you’ll say, "We did good." 
    So, listen to Episode 221 of Becoming Your Best, to learn how to apply the 6 Steps to the thorniest issues that may confront you, and how to not only survive, but thrive and prosper through difficult situations, while at the same time, having a world-class process to realize your dreams.  
    In this episode, you will learn:  
    How the 6 Steps to effectively plan, create solutions and take action, came to be. (04:36) The power of shifting from the problem to the vision. (11:34) The current reality of the Coronavirus in terms of the impact it has on your organization. (12:39) The importance of identifying the real issues of the current reality. (14:25) Brainstorming the options you have to help you realize the vision. (16:35) How to implement your best options - Who will do what, when? (18:44) The significance of evaluating and debriefing your process periodically. (20:19)  An example of how you can use the 6 Steps Process in your personal life. (22:37) 
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Pre-order the book, “Conquer Anxiety” Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 220 - How Kindness Can Change Your World

    Episode 220 - How Kindness Can Change Your World

     
    It’s a pretty tough world in which we live right now, and we could all use more kindness in our lives. By genuinely helping people, we not only improve their lives, but ours too, in the process, and we can live a much happier, more fulfilled and deeply satisfying life.  
     
    In today’s episode, I share with you a couple of stories that prove how kindness can change your world, and although it’s a short podcast, I hope you’ll find just one quick thing that can help you improve just slightly more than you are currently today in your life. 
     
    So, listen to Episode 220 of Becoming Your Best, to learn the ripple effect that kindness can create in the world. 
     
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    Famous Dave’s secret of success – invest in yourself. (01:00) How a keynote on the power of kindness inspired me to help a homeless person. (03:03) A story on how kindness can improve the relationships with those around you. (05:41) Listening to the other person and seeking to understand their problems is one of the greatest acts of kindness. (08:57) The power of Principle #5 – Live the Golden Rule. (12:59) The pursuit of perfection helps us find excellence. (14:28) 
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Pre-order the book, “Conquer Anxiety” Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com 
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    • 17 min
    Episode 219 - Riding Social Videos and Media to the Future

    Episode 219 - Riding Social Videos and Media to the Future

    Companies now are spending millions of dollars a month on marketing. Last year, digital spending overtook TV, radio, and print. In this fast-paced world, people prefer watching a video than reading an article or an instruction manual, so in order to keep up with your competition, you have to get creative. 
    Video really makes it more interesting and attracts more attention. The good news is, you don’t need to have high-end production equipment – you can make really good video ads on your iPhone – but instead, it’s more important to invest in great copywriters to catch people’s eyes.     
    In today’s episode, I talk with Travis about the future of ad-making and where it is best to put your marketing money in, for a profitable ROI.    
    Travis Chambers is the founder of Chamber Media, a 30 person growth and video agency that tripled the revenue of four multi-million dollar D2C companies in the last 2 years, using quantitative creative, producing and testing modular video content and using it to scale revenue through social ad spends. He’s a Forbes 30 Under 30 lister, has been featured in Inc., Entrepreneur, and AdWeek, and has been a keynote speaker at Google Growth Summit, VidCon, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.    
    So, listen to Episode 219 of Becoming Your Best, to learn the tricks you can use to figure out what kind of ads you can create for your company, regardless of your inventory runway.  
    Questions I ask: 
    How are companies using social video ads to grow? (06:17) What’s a good budget to sustain? (12:13) Where can you find talented writers? (16:36) Tell us, just for a moment, what does your firm provide? (17:44) What does the future hold for social video ads? Where do you see this going? (19:22) How do you approach the creative process and figure out what ads to make? (20:42) What are the social media platforms that companies should focus their attention on? (25:08) 
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    Travis’ background and some of the turning points that got him to where he is today. (01:46) Two examples of companies that significantly increased their revenues through video ads. (07:46) How smaller companies should approach the video ads field. (08:44) The reason why it’s more important to invest in a good writer than into production equipment. (14:40) The seven foundational ads that every account should have. (21:29) How you can combine these seven foundational ads. (23:47) 
    Connect with Travis: 
    Website LinkedIn Email: tc@chamber.media 
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Free template for pre-week planning Pre-order the book, “Conquer Anxiety” Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 218 - Lance Allred - The First Legally Deaf NBA Player

    Episode 218 - Lance Allred - The First Legally Deaf NBA Player

    People have forgotten how to ask questions and one of the reasons is the online culture that has been spoiling us to have things set and catered to our exact preference. Everything needs to look the way we want it to look, and therefore, if people don’t fit in that perfect cookie-cutter model that we have designed – our comfort zone – then they’re a threat. 
    That is not true! Even if there is a universal truth out there, it doesn’t mean that there aren’t different ways of perceiving it. 
    In today’s episode, my guest is the first legally deaf NBA player – Lance Allred. Since he retired from basketball, he became a speaker, trying to inspire people and encouraging them to achieve their goals, by following the principles of perseverance. 
    Lance Allred is an expert on Leadership, Perseverance, and Grit. Legally deaf, at 80% hearing loss from RH complications at birth, he was born and raised in a polygamist commune until the age of 13. He is the author of four books - with the fifth, “The New Alpha Male” coming on soon – and the TEDx Star of “What is Your Polygamy?” 
    So, listen to Episode 218 of Becoming Your Best, to learn about Lance’s background and how he ended up teaching people how to communicate – the one thing that everyone takes for granted, even though he spent 15 years in speech therapy. We also discuss the principles of perseverance and how you can apply them in your life. 
    Questions I ask: 
    Lance, please share a little bit of your background and how you got to where you are today, so that we can get a little more personal feel for who you are. (02:36) Let’s talk about your new book, “The New Alpha Male” and tell us what that’s about and what the intended objective of that is. (13:40) Do you have a website or a place that they can go to get that book, Lance? (30:00) 
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    What is cult mentality and religion, according to Lance. (03:52) The backbone of Lance’s message as a speaker. (06:36) A suggestive analogy between culture and the different types of computer software. (09:31) The question you should ask yourself, to figure out if you have integrity. (16:10) One of the mistakes most entrepreneurs do, regarding their employees. (17:20) How to let go of the victim archetype and embrace the teacher archetype. (22:01) Compassion is one of the hardest strengths. (26:56) 
    Connect with Lance: 
    Website LinkedIn The books Lance wrote 
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website Becoming Your Best University Website Get your Becoming Your Best Planner using the promo code “20planner25” Free template for pre-week planning Pre-order the book, “Conquer Anxiety” Becoming Your Best Library Email: support@becomingyourbest.com
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    • 32 min

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