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A New Direction is a weekly podcast that interviews best selling authors from around the world in success and leadership to enhance your life, career, and business.

A New Direction Jay Izso, Coach, Author, Speaker

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A New Direction is a weekly podcast that interviews best selling authors from around the world in success and leadership to enhance your life, career, and business.

    Stressless Success: Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity – Janet McKee

    Stressless Success: Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity – Janet McKee

    We all want to achieve success in our life.  And we all have probably sought advice on how to achieve it.  Most of the time we will hear phrases as "just work harder", or, "focus on the details", or, "get clearer on your goals".  All of that sounds great, but what if there is another way.  What if it wasn't about working harder?  What if success could be achieved with less stress?  Sure, we have to put in the work, but what if success could be achieved through changing your brain, and thinking, changing your views on goals, living more healthy, choosing your attitude, and changing your inward and outward energy.  In this episode of A New Direction High Performance Coach (of which there are only 200 in the world) Janet McKee takes the stress out and puts you on the path to greater success.

    In Janet McKee's latest book Stressless Success: The Surprising Secrets to a Life of Passion, Purpose and Prosperity, Janet takes you both brain studies and her own personal life struggles as she rebuilt her life and career after major setbacks.  Throughout the book and in our interview Janet takes us through understanding how just having good thoughts are not enough, that we must change our energetic approach, she fully explains why our physical health is underestimated as a key to your business and financial success.  She also talks about the habits of high performance people and how by making a few changes in your routine and in your daily life you can be a high performer achieving greater success...that is, "Stressless Success" take a listen.

    Please check out Janet's personal website to learn more about her coaching and speaking. Janet McKee High Performance Coach

    Looking for a retreat center, wedding setting, gathering place, or just learning about healthy living, learn more about her farm of healthy living Sana View Farm.

    And Janet has made an offer for you to get her book FREE!  Click Right Here!

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    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their customers call their customer service "legendary", but Linda and her team built their business on building relationships and understanding your home is full of memories that are important to you!  That makes it important to her and her team. Check out www.LindaCraft.com and Check out their Facebook Page


    • 1 hr 2 min
    Unlearning Anxiety and Depression – Dr. Joe Luciani

    Unlearning Anxiety and Depression – Dr. Joe Luciani

    Dr. Joseph Luciani Best Selling Author Unlearning Anxiety and Depression on A New Direction

    When it comes to anxiety and depression the one thing is for certain, they can be paralyzing to the people who experience it.  And the truth is at one time or another we will all experience both during our lifetime.  But what if I told you that Anxiety and Depression (at least the mild to moderate forms) were a habit?  A learned thought pattern and set of behaviors that are more like reactions to control the insecurities that we have learned since our childhood.  And one fact is for sure anything that has been learned can be unlearned.

    In this episode of  A New Direction, psychologist Dr. Joseph Luciani takes us through his successful methodology of helping clients overcome their anxiety and depression.  In his book Unlearning Anxiety & Depression: The 4-Step Self-Coaching Program to Reclaim Your Life, Dr. Joe takes us through how the brain can actually change as we learn and unlearn specific habits.  Especially those prevailing thoughts that seem to intrude on us that we try to do all sorts of things to distract ourselves from.  In Unlearning Anxiety & Depression, Dr. Joe describes a self-coaching, mind-talk technique to take on our child-reflex habit loops, build self-trust, and ultimately take that leap of faith and resolve to help us live a truly free life and live it in the present.  Even if this show isn't for you...share it with a friend.


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    Linda Craft and Team, Realtors for 35 years their clients call them the "legends of customer service"  find out why Linda Craft and her team are the memory makers when it comes to real estate.  No matter where you live they can help you...go to www.LindaCraft.com

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    Live to Forgive: Moving Forward When Those We Love Hurt Us – Jason Romano

    Live to Forgive: Moving Forward When Those We Love Hurt Us – Jason Romano

    Jason Romano Spectrum Sports - Former ESPN Producer

    There are so many around us who have lived a life with an alcoholic and abusive parent, or spouse.  Perhaps you have been the abuser, maybe you are still living a life of abuse.  Abuse does not have to be physical.  Sometimes the abuse is verbal.  A mean spirited lashing out.  But the truth is abuse can be in many forms and those who are being abused can fall into a victim mentality.  How do you move forward?  How do you heal?  The fact is the anger and the pain is real, and that's okay...but you cannot stay there forever.  If you want to get through it you have to Forgive to begin the process, yes I said process of forgiveness.  Yes, we must forgive if we truly want to live a free life from the pain.

    No one knows this better than former ESPN producer Jason Romano, for 17 years Jason worked for the world wide leader in sports on such programs as Game Night, Monday Night Football, College Game Day, and more!  However, his life from the time as a little boy to his work with ESPN was be riddled with an alcoholic father that would verbally abuse him every time he would drink.  A father that missed his graduations, his marriage, his own parents anniversary because drinking consumed him.  In this episode of A New Direction Jason Romano takes us through his life of Live to Forgive: Moving Forward When Those We Love Hurt Us.  We even talk about the reconciliation that is still occurring with his father today who has been sober for going on 7 years.  Live to Forgive is not only a great story it will inspire you and change you from victim to victor.

    Also please look for Jason's new book entitled "The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life.

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Choosing Discomfort for Leadership & Success – Green Beret Jason Van Camp

    Choosing Discomfort for Leadership & Success – Green Beret Jason Van Camp

    Maj. Jason Van Camp, Green Beret (ret'd)

    When it comes to Special Operating Forces there is a phrase commonly used, "embrace the suck".  The idea that you are in the midst of horrible circumstances you have to decide if you are going to make through this adversity, you have to sit in the middle of this discomfort so that you can come through it in the end.  Now let me ask you this, if you want to be Leadership and be successful will you deliberately choose discomfort?  Or are you trying to find a way around the uncomfortable so that you can do only what you like to do.  The fact is if you look at the most successful leadership in the world and our military special forces they intentional choose the difficult course.  Why?  Because success is about doing the hard things, the things you don't want to do, doing the things you hate, and using that energy as a catalyst to propel you to even greater success.

    Green Beret Major Jason Van Camp (ret'd) joins on A New Direction discussing the elements of "Deliberate Discomfort: How U.S. Special Operations Forces Overcome Fear and Dare to Win by Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

    " to propel you to become a greater leader and enjoy greater success.  The book is one story after another of men that Jason interviewed before taking his first command.  These men endured some of the most grueling conditions, suffered under fire, some were shot, lost limbs, blown up, and had to make incredible decisions to not just take one more step, but decide if they wanted to live.  The choose to embrace "the suck".  In order to survive and thrive they chose Deliberate Discomfort.

    In addition to his work as the director of Mission Six Zero Jason Van Camp also serves as the leader of a non-profit organization called Warrior Rising empowers U.S. military veterans and their immediate family members by providing them opportunities to create sustainable businesses, perpetuate the hiring of fellow American veterans, and earn their future.   Please make a donation by clicking on Donate to Warrior Rising.

    Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction

    EPIC Physical Therapy - www.EPICpt.com

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Thriving Not Just Surviving: Choosing Success – Gina Gardiner

    Thriving Not Just Surviving: Choosing Success – Gina Gardiner

    Have you ever said, things like "If I were only...." then I could achieve success?  Well, the truth is you would not be alone.  As a matter of fact there is an epidemic of a lack of self worth that exists in our world.  So many people today are looking for so many artificial ways to be significant and try to look as if they have success.  The truth is you are already significant, and success is available to you, but like so many people we can be blind to our own significance.  Gina Gardiner knows this story.  A highly successful school administrator and teacher and then one day after a skiing trip her ability to move becomes severely limited putting her in a wheelchair.  What happens to your self-worth then?  Well if you are Gina you have to retrain your brain, change your beliefs about yourself and discover your value is right where it has always been...inside of you!

    In this episode of A New Direction Gina Gardiner best selling author of Thriving Not Surviving: The 5 Secret Pathways To Happiness, Success and Fulfillment joins us to share her amazing story and some of the lessons she passes along to her clients.  The book weaves a fabric of the practical steps it takes to change your current situation from just surviving the world to thriving in today's world.  Thriving Not Surviving is a true game changer.  We all have a choice.  We can choose our happiness, our success and our ability to be more fulfilled in our lives.  I highly recommend that you learn more about Gina and ways you can be a part of the Thrive Together Tribe.  The book is available in all formats including audio.

    Here are the ways to connect:

    Genuinely You

    Enlightened Leadership

    Gina Gardiner Associates

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    EPIC Physical Therapy. They have the cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you whether you are recovering from a surgery, or have an injury that is holding you back, or whether you are an athlete professional or amateur that is looking to be at the top of your game.  Even if you would just like to move better they can help.  Now with two locations in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, so if you are looking for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results then check out the professionals at EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com

    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors they have been helping people with their home selling and buying needs and wants for 35 years.  Their clients call their customer service "legendary".  That's because Linda and her team recognize that your home is more than a purchase, it is the place that some of your most significant memories will be made.  When you are looking for the best expert when it comes to real estate in your area start with the "legends of customer service" start with Linda Craft & Team.  Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Leading The Demotivated Employee – Dr. Tara Peters

    Leading The Demotivated Employee – Dr. Tara Peters

    How many times have I been asked, "how can I motivate my people"?  It is question that is asked of every coach.  As a coach we typically do not give an answer because we know you are not ready to hear the truth.  And even if we were to tell it to you, you not only have a reluctance to believe it, but you also get angry with us when we say it.  And that is what Dr. Tara Peters and Dr. Cathy Bush have answered that question in their book "The Demotivated Employee".  Here is the answer that they so brilliant explain in the book.  Ready?  It's the wrong question.  It's not how do you motivate your employees, it is how you stop demotivating your employees!  Ouch!

    In the 100th episode of A New Direction co-author Dr. Tara Peters edu-tains us (educates and entertains) with her brilliant insights and her wit, wisdom and humor.  She will take us through how "Fundamental Attribution Error" is a problem for leaders.  Oh you don't know that that is?  Well then  you will need to the show.  Then she start walking us through the 5 pitfalls that move the employee from motivated and excited when they come in to demotivated the honeymoon is over and now that horrible marriage to the organization takes over and they dread it.  "The Demotivated Employee is simply an enlightening fabulous book one you will want to keep in your library!

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    EPIC Physical Therapy, the certified therapists and the most up to date facility to help you after surgery or injury, or if you are an elite or professional athlete.  EPIC pt can get you where you want to be physically.  With the latest state of the art equipment they will customize a program that is as individual as you are.  When you are ready for EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results, then head on over to www.EPICpt.com

    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, they have been serving people in the real estate world for more than 35 years.  And in so doing their customers rave about them, by saying they have "legendary customer service".  When you have customers from 35 years ago still stopping in to say "hello" and thank you that says there is something special about Linda and her team.  When you are ready to sell or buy why not start with Linda Craft & Team, www.LindaCraft.com

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