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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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

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.

    Avoiding The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes – Patrick Burke

    Avoiding The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes – Patrick Burke

    Owning your own business is exciting.  However, when you choose to own your own business you are responsible to make the decisions.  And this is where business mistakes happen...in the decision making process.  It has been said that in the game of golf that the one thing a professional golfer does that an amateur does not do, is they know how to avoid the mistakes.  This of course makes them more successful.  If you could avoid the business mistakes that so many business owners and entrepreneurs make what do you think your chances of success would be.  Certainly greater.  Fortunately for us Patrick Burke who has worked with more the 200 entrepreneurs and companies is going to help you avoid "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes" joins us on this episode of A New Direction.

    Patrick Burke's book is a no nonsense, get directly to the point book that looks at what his experience has shown him as the most common and crushing business mistakes.  In "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes...And How to Avoid Them" Patrick takes through the journey of first exploring the right kind of business for you.  It asks the all important question are you trying to fit in the business or does the business fit you?  He takes us through partnerships, the power of branding, when to sell or not to sell, hiring the right team, culture and more!  "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes" is a book filled with wisdom that you for sure will want to apply to your business immediately!

    Please! Please! Please!  Reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction and just send a note of thanks for their financial support!

    EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com

    Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service. Located in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina…they are indeed legendary when it comes to service.  Learn more  by going to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors  www.LindaCraft.com

    • 59 min
    Success Left a Clue – Changing Your Life with Mindset and Action – Robert Riopel

    Success Left a Clue – Changing Your Life with Mindset and Action – Robert Riopel

    How do you go from being in debt to owning franchises, owning property and your own business?  It all starts with changing your stinkin' thinkin'.  Let's face it we all want some sort of success.  Or we would like to have even more success.  And when is comes to success we have a tendency to look outward.  We want to find some "trick", some easy way to find this illusive thing we call success.  The fact is there are no "tricks", there are no "fast tracks", there are no "easy" ways, and there is no "pay for success" course.  The fact is that when you interact with the most successful people in the world, and you keep your eyes open, "Success Leaves a Clue".  And in this episode of A New Direction, Robert Riopel author of "Success Left a Clue" joins us to tell us his "rags to riches" story and give you clues on how you can change the outcomes.

    Robert Riopel book "Success Left A Clue: 6 Life Changing Habits to Achieving Your Dreams While Keeping it Real, Relevant & Repeatable" is a success book on mindset and action.  Let's be honest with each other for a second so often we think of "intentions", "mantras", and "pledges" as a little "new agey" or as Robert Riopel calls it "Wu-Wu".  But wait, we have thoughts everyday concerning our success.  We have doubt, we question, we have cynicism, and sarcasm, but think for a second what if your thoughts were more positive?  What if you shed the doubt?  Could it make a difference?  You have to admit to think more positively and being more positively intentional about your thoughts certainly wouldn't hurt...right?  And if we  practiced getting ride of the doubt and fear and negativity in our mind it certainly would make the world around us better...true?  So if we start with the right mindset, then take action on those positive and productive thoughts, does it not make sense that our lives would be better and more successful?  Of course it does!  It also means that we can better and more positively affect the lives of others!  As it keeps perpetuating we see more clues to success...and so then it is true, "Success Left a Clue".


    Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction!

    EPIC Physical Therapy if you want to move better, physically feel better, or get back to the elite level of athlete before you were injured.  All you need to do is contact the certified professionals at EPIC PT.  They have the cutting age treatments with the latest in technology in equipment and the customize every plan to fit you because they understand YOU are unique.  So if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results, contact EPIC Physical Therapy…www.EPICpt.com

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    Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times – Larry Robertson

    Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times – Larry Robertson

    When we think about leadership we typically think of a single person.  Some sort of top performer that leads a group of people.  However, what if is there is another way to look at it?  What if we looked at leadership by going against the grain?  Does that sound "rebel"?   The truth is we  do need a new view of looking at it.  After all we do live in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) and is not going to end.  And with the pandemic things are going to moving faster with even more uncertainty.  We need a different something different, we need something new, we need Rebel Leadership and thankfully  Larry Robertson joins us on this episode of A New Direction.

    Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times is a leadership book like none other.  The book is filled with research and interviews of some of the worlds most amazing leaders and how they turned "rebel" when it comes to how leadership can work in an uncertain world.  One of the primary focuses of the book is that "Rebel Leadership" is a mindset.  It is one that goes against the grain of what we think of when we think leadership, but one that works in a variety of different industries and Larry Robertson has the science to back it up.   Rebel Leadership is ultimately shared among the culture.  So if you want more stability, peak performance, and greater success in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world...it's time to get rebel...it's time for "Rebel Leadership"

    Say thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction:

    EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are hurt from work, the recreational gym person, or a professional athlete. EPIC PT can help you get back to doing those things you not only need to do but want to do.  From recovering from major surgery to basic nutrition, lean on the physical therapists that so many professional athletes use.  Because you are worth it…be EPIC!  Head on over to www.EPICpt.com


    Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS they can help you sell your home or buy your next home.  For 35 years they have been known for their “Legendary Customer Service”.  And even if you live in another area, they are connected to the best real estate professionals that they can recommend to help you with your residential real estate needs.  Learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com

    • 57 min
    Burnout Proof – Avoiding the Negativity of Stress – Michael Levitt

    Burnout Proof – Avoiding the Negativity of Stress – Michael Levitt

    Burnout is a very real condition.  Research on burnout suggest it costs companies billions of dollars in revenue as people can no longer function in their job, because they experience burnout.  How does burnout show up?  Fatigue, irritability, lack of motivation, making more frequent mistakes, not caring about the quality of your work, dread, sickness and many other symptoms.  It can be a devastating situation when one experiences burnout.  And that what this week's guest on A New Direction, Michael Levitt explains on this episode.  Michael Levitt experienced burnout from his job. He had a heart attack that should have killed him, He lost his job, then lost his, house, watched his car get repossessed, and his life turned completely upside down.  And now because of his experience and rebuilding his life and career Michael Levitt helps you avoid the negativity of stress.

    Michael Levitt's book is entitled "Burnout Proof: How to Establish Boundaries to Avoid the Negativity of Stress".  I like to call this a "Direct and to the point" book.  It is a little over 60 pages long, and as Michael reveals his story he describes what Burnout is, what the symptoms can look like both from a work and life standpoint. he also provides insights and tips on how to prevent burnout.  He even suggests that you do an inventory of your current place of work as you may in fact need a change to protect your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  It is a powerful show.  So please share it with your friends and give A New Direction a positive review on your favorite podcast listening app.

    Please say Thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction!

    EPIC Physical Therapy is are newest sponsor, and when it comes to physical therapy they are the premier therapists and have a premier facility.  Whether you have that nagging injury from gardening, just want to be in better shape, or you are an elite athlete that needs to get back to your sport.  EPIC Physical Therapy will help you meet your goals.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery.  EPIC Physical Therapy.  YOU can learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com


    Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS…for more than 35 years they have given thousands of client from all over the world legendary customer service.  Always finding ways to serve their clients and community better Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS use the latest technology to help home sellers and home buyers with their goals.  Located in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina they can help you where ever you live.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

    • 58 min
    Career Skills You Were Never Taught – The Career Toolkit – Mark Herschberg

    Career Skills You Were Never Taught – The Career Toolkit – Mark Herschberg

    Most of your life you are going to be in a career.  So how many classes through out your life time did you take that truly helped you?  Well, if you are like most of us the answer is...zero.  When it comes to our career there is little to help us.  No one really talks about making a "career plan", or the difference between "leadership and management" and how to navigate those waters, or how to do really good "Networking" versus doing really bad networking.  What about working in a corporate environment are you ready for corporate politics?  Well thankfully for all of us MIT Instructor and graduate Mark Herschberg is with us on A New Direction to help you navigate these questions and more.

    Mark Herschberg's book is entitled "The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You" is the exact same information from his MIT college course on preparing for a career.  The Career Toolkit is the most comprehensive, complete and practical guide to starting a career, changing a career, and finding a career.  If you know a college student, or someone who is looking to change their career, you need to tell them to purchase "The Career Toolkit".  They will thank you for recommending it.

    Please Thank the sponsors of A New Direction.  It is their financial gifts that keep us on the air and keep us going!  And we could not be more grateful.

    EPIC Physical Therapy.   There are a number of physical therapy places.  And I have been to several, but I have yet to find one where both the professional athlete and the people like you and I can go and get the best treatment plan that will get us back doing before our injury.  EPIC PT is the only place I will go.  It is because they have everything from rehabilitation after major surgery to working with better nutrition.  They have the latest in cutting edge equipment and their certified staff of therapists are second to none.  Epic Recovery.  Epic results.  Check out EPIC Physical Therapy at www.EPICpt.com


    Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS located at 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh North Carolina, they have been serving the Research Triangle Park area for 35 years.  In that time Linda created a culture of “Legendary Customer Service”.  It is not a slogan it is part of their DNA.  And in that time they have developed relationships with the world’s leading real estate professionals to help you find the best professional to help you sell your home or buy your next one.  Why not head on over to the “Legends” Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS www.LindaCraft.com

    • 59 min
    From Strategy to Results – The Gears of Execution – Sean Ryan

    From Strategy to Results – The Gears of Execution – Sean Ryan

    If your people were to be asked the following questions about your business strategy what would be their response?

    * Can your team members give you a one or two sentence description of how your company distinguishes itself?

    * Can they tell you the top two or three things company must be great at, or must get better at to be successful?

    * Can they tell you how the previous two answers translate into the critical three to five things they must accomplish to contribute to the execution of the strategy?

    If you don't like the answers to these questions then execution is going to to be nearly impossible.  So,  how would you answer these strategy questions:

    * How crisp and clear is your organization strategy to the people who are responsible for executing it every day?

    * How well can team members at every level of your organization describe their role in executing your strategy?

    * How effectively are you translating strategy to execution to results?

    The last question is critical!!  Is your strategy producing the results you desire?  If the answer is no...thankfully we have Sean Ryan with us on A New Direction to get your strategy into execution so you achieve the results you are looking for.  Because without Execution there are no results.

    Sean Ryan is the Founder and President of WhiteWater Consulting and the Author of  "Get in Gear: The Seven Gears that Drive Strategy to Results"  And in this episode Sean Ryan leads us down the road of first of all making sure have a sound strategy, then walk us through the gears that create execution so that you can have the results you had hoped for in your business.   Get in Gear is a quick read, full of great questions that will challenge you and your business.  Make sure you get your copy today!

    Please say thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction!

    EPIC Physical Therapy – from nutrition and conditioning, to everyday aches and pains, to professional athletes the certified PT professionals and EPIC Physical Therapy have the latest techniques and cutting edge equipment to making you the EPIC person you were intended to be.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery.  EPIC Results.  Contact the professionals at EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com


    Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS they have literally helped thousands of clients with the sale and purchase of homes.  And many of those clients return over and over again to get access to what they are known for around the world…”Legendary Customer Service”.  It has been Linda’s culture for 35 years, and they are continuing to find ways to improve it every single day.  Learn more about  the legend and how they can help you from selling or buying a home to commercial real estate.  Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com



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27 Ratings

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A fantastic show

Jay is a unique combination of enthusiasm, wisdom, and compassion. He brings on a range of experts, but unlike most podcast hosts takes the time to do his research and read the books to really go in depth with the content. He cares about his audience with a sincerity that shines through the episodes.

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Jay's Wisdom and Expertise

Jay is passionate about his listeners growth and success! He shares the insights he gains from his commitment to learning so others can develop because of his time investment. Thank you, Jay!

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Jay is pure gold!

Brimming with expertise on personal development, Jay is full of wisdom that he shares in a down-to-earth and practical way. He is very open and honest about his own journey and the rules for success that he cultivated from his life lessons are relevant to anyone who is a seeker of personal mastery. He is a gracious host that asks meaningful and intelligent questions, giving listeners a rich experience and valuable takeaways.

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