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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

    • Management
    • 4.9, 127 Ratings

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 242 - Leadership and Management is the defining difference! A special Pandemic Message

    Episode 242 - Leadership and Management is the defining difference! A special Pandemic Message

    “Leadership is doing the right things, and management is doing things right.” 
    In times of crisis, leadership and management are the most valuable skills that you can have. Leadership provides direction, peace, focus, and clarity, while management provides execution on what matters most. 
    These two powerful skills have an enormous impact on your success, and in today’s episode, we’re going to show you how YOU can exercise magnificent, inspired courageous leadership, in all aspects of your life, and manage your teams to achieve the worthy results and objectives that you set. The episode is filled with real-life examples that prove, over and over again, that great leaders produce great results!
     
    Tune in, and listen to Episode 242 of Becoming Your Best, to learn how the majestic skill of leadership and the indispensable skill of management will help you win the day! 
    In this episode, you will learn:  
    The definitions of leadership and management. (02:12) How several people, throughout history, successfully exercised the skill of leadership and management. (06:09) How YOU can exercise magnificent, inspired, courageous leadership, in all aspects of your life, with the help of the 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders. (09:23) Three examples of how you can be good by doing what matters most, every day. (13:08) The importance of managing to solid business basics. (18:18) How to stay ahead of the tsunamis that come your way. (22:54) A history lesson that shows how a true leader exercises his capabilities. (24:32) 
    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 Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 
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    • 34 min
    Episode 241 - Mid Year Check-In

    Episode 241 - Mid Year Check-In

    It’s time for your mid-year check-in!  
     
    In today’s short episode, Rob Shalleneberger provides a guide for checking in with yourself and your goals. No matter how this year has gone for you, this is not a space to beat yourself up or feel down about how you’ve progressed on your goals this year. Instead, this is a chance to make a slight course correction to ensure that you stick with and achieve your goals!  
     
    Listen in to Episode 241 of Becoming Your Best to learn the 5 things to refocus, pivot, or make necessary adjustments to your finances, health, relationships, and work.  
     
    In This Episode You Will Learn:  
    How you start the morning affects the rest of your day. (4:44) How to revamp your Pre-Week Planning to make time for the things that matter in your life. (7:10) How to review your roles & goals for 2020. (10:15) The effects of consuming uplifting content. (11:35) Why being of service to others will be the number one thing that lifts you up. (14:33)  
    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 Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 

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    • 19 min
    Episode 240 - Dr. Eric Cole: Protecting Yourself From Cybersecurity Attacks

    Episode 240 - Dr. Eric Cole: Protecting Yourself From Cybersecurity Attacks

    Since the Internet has become an important part of our lives, the cyberattacks have grown in number, significance, and the damage they can do to us. Unfortunately, most people still don’t take cybersecurity seriously because they believe only the important institutions are targeted.  
    But, as our guest today stressed many times in this episode, everybody is a target, regardless of their financial status, and it’s our job to protect ourselves. Luckily, as cyberattacks intensify, so does cybersecurity, and there are people like Dr. Cole that have made it their mission to make cyberspace a safe place to live, work, and raise a family.  
    Dr. Eric Cole is a distinguished cybersecurity expert and keynote speaker, with more than 30 years of experience, who helps organizations curtail the risk of cyber threats. He has worked with a variety of clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to top International organizations, banks, CIA, and he’s been the featured speaker at many security events and has been interviewed by several chief media outlets, such as CNN, CBS News, Fox News, 60 Minutes.  
    Eric focuses on creating, enhancing, and solving complex problems. He is the founder of Secure Anchor Consulting – a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions and services. As you can tell by this description already, he’s the go-to guy for all the cybersecurity concerns you might have, whether in your personal or your professional life.  
    If you want to find out more about the first steps you can take right now, to protect your online life, then tune into Episode 240 of Becoming Your Best, and learn cybersecurity 101 from an industry expert!  
    Some questions I ask: 
    What’s your background, and how did you end up in cybersecurity? (02:22) How did you keep your feet under you with all those noes, and keep moving forward and looking for the ‘Yes’? (07:30) How do you help people in the cybersecurity space? (12:14) What are some of your favorite stories from being a hacker for the CIA? (13:42) What are some of the dangers of cyberspace? (15:11) How do we recognize these cybersecurity threats and protect ourselves from them? (17:46) 
    In this episode, you will learn:  
    The importance of always asking questions even if no one else is. (03:39) Persistence is the key to finding the “Yes” you need. (04:44) Getting laser-focused on one thing only can help you create the life that you want. (08:53) The two-year rule that Eric applies to his goals and ideas. (10:08) Eric’s mission for his business. (11:26) What steps you should take to protect yourself if you do online banking. (18:49) Why you should not ignore any anomaly in your accounts - however small - and what action you can take. (20:58) What ransomware means and how you can protect your data from such attacks. (22:35) What Windows users can do to protect themselves from malware. (24:05) 
    Connect with Dr. Cole: 
    Website Book: Online Danger Facebook Page LinkedIn Twitter Instagram 
    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 Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 
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    • 29 min
    Episode 239 - Lessons Learned from Matt Sweetwood CEO of LUXnow

    Episode 239 - Lessons Learned from Matt Sweetwood CEO of LUXnow

    One of the reasons we like to talk so much about leadership is because we know that everyone is the leader of their own life. Regardless of the situation, you are responsible for the actions that you take, so we offer you the tools that can help you become your best, and lead your life by design, not by default.  
    In today’s episode, we invited Matt to talk about his lifelong experience of being a leader. The lessons he’s learned through trial and error are evergreen and apply to every individual, whether it’s in business or in personal life. And especially now, when COVID is changing what, up until recently, we knew was normal, we need all the advice that we can get. We guarantee you that Matt’s golden nuggets will prove to be beneficial to you, your family, and your co-workers and teams.  
    Matt Sweetwood is the current CEO of LUXnow – a luxury travel platform. Before his current role, he spent 29 years as the CEO of Unique Photo, where he’s made significant revenue improvements through his ability and courage to take action and through his amazing vision. He’s also the author of “Leader of the Pack” – the number one bestseller in the self-help category. The book tells the story of how he suddenly became a single father to five children, which ultimately made him a better person, leader, entrepreneur, and father.  
    Listen to Episode 239 of Becoming Your Best, to learn how to successfully pivot in business, and how important it is to always think of ways in which you could reinvent your organization - tomorrow, even, if a crisis occurs.  
    Questions I ask: 
    What are some of the big things that you touch on the book? (04:54) What are the big changes you see happening in the marketplace, now, with everything moving online? (14:07)  What are one or two of your biggest lessons learned throughout your life? (21:30) 
    In this episode, you will learn:  
    What Matt’s book, “Leader of the Pack” is all about. (02:45) The number one condition to be able to lead other people. (03:46) The ultimate driving force in leadership. (06:03) The successful pivots Matt took while being the CEO of Unique Photo. (08:20)  The two types of pivots companies can make & How COVID has changed education, probably for good. (11:22) The biggest mistake people can do in business. (17:35) The actions Matt took at LUXnow when he realized that COVID might affect the normal way of doing business. (17:50) Matt’s advice when it comes to the relationships you have in your life. (22:40) 
    Connect with Matt: 
    Website LinkedIn Facebook Instagram Twitter LUXnow website Book - Leader of the Pack: How a Single Dad of Five Led His Kids, His Business, and Himself from Disaster to Success 
    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 Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 
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    • 26 min
    Episode 238 - Rewrite Your Story

    Episode 238 - Rewrite Your Story

    When we’re faced with a certain situation, oftentimes we create multiple what-if scenarios in our minds with endless possibilities of how something could go wrong. This wiring of ours can only bring us stress, panic, and feelings of anxiousness because, most likely, none of those scenarios will turn into a reality. 
    In today’s episode, you will learn how to spot those made-up stories that your brain tends to focus on, the questions you need to ask yourself or others in order to do a reality check every time you feel you go sideways, and how to turn all those negative stories that we imagine, into positives ones, so that you can live a happier, stress-free life.  
    Tune in to Episode 238 of Becoming Your Best, and learn how to develop the ability to rewrite your stories and see what impact it has in your life.  
    In this episode, you will learn:  
    The reasons why Principle #7 of Highly Successful Leaders is one of the hardest ones to apply in our lives. (02:04) The two lessons that I’ve learned in just two days. (02:41) An example that proves the impact of communicating in a way that motivates others. (03:55) How we create stories out of thin air that do not reflect the reality we’re in. (08:14) How to turn the negative stories into positives ones. (12:00) What you can do right after listening to this episode. (14:24) 
    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 Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 
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    • 18 min
    Episode 237 - Lessons Learned from the CEO of Fancy.com

    Episode 237 - Lessons Learned from the CEO of Fancy.com

    High-performing leaders and organizations constantly look for ways to improve their strategies, their workplace, and their people. They never stop moving forward and always figure out ways to grow. Sometimes, this means bringing someone from the outside world into your company and letting them share their experience. 
     
    Our guest today, Greg, is an expert at helping others find the blind spots in their companies and take action on changing and improving their culture. He shares with us golden nuggets, throughout the entire episode, that apply not only in the professional life but also in everyone’s personal life.  
     
    Greg Spillane is a growth-focused technology leader with an 18+ year track record of success in large-scale business development, architecting, and implementing innovative go-to-market strategies, building high-performing teams with a strong culture and taking technology products from concept to commercial viability by leading the strategy, design, development, and marketing.  
     
    Greg applies all the lessons he has learned throughout his athletic career as a Division I offensive lineman as well as those he learned while developing high-performing teams and organizations, to further improve his skills and help other businesses thrive.  
     
    Listen to Episode 237 of Becoming Your Best, to learn how to better lead your teams, how to build the culture that you want and why it’s important to trust the people that you chose to be part of your organization and let them do what they do best, without micromanaging them.  
     
    Questions I ask:  
    How has athletics, how has that experience as a Division I athlete helped you become a better leader? (03:09) How do you approach winning hearts and minds when you go into a company? (08:07) From your perspective, how important is culture within an organization? (11:04) How can you change a culture that’s already established? (13:45) What do you mean by ‘never stop moving forward’? (18:43) 
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    Success comes only through dedication, commitment, and hard work. (04:16) One powerful definition of ‘discipline’ that applies to everything that we do in any walk of life. (06:00) The three pillars of building the culture you want for your company. (11:46) The importance of having a team aligned with your company’s vision, purpose, and goals. (14:35) How to get closer to your goals when they seem too big and far away. (17:27) The reasons why you should truly stop trying to micromanage your teams. (19:36) Doing everything out of passion is ultimately the most important thing in life. (24:58) 
    Connect with Greg: 
    LinkedIn Twitter Instagram Email: greg@fancy.com  
    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 Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 
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    • 27 min

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