268 episodes

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 • 129 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 269 - Lessons Learned from Mark Holland CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing

    Episode 269 - Lessons Learned from Mark Holland CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing

    Being true to character is one of the most rewarding principles of highly successful leaders. While honesty and integrity might lead to sometimes recognizing a mistake and eventually losing a client, at the end of the day, the other side of the coin brings you the fulfilling feeling of having done the right thing. There’s nothing like looking your spouse in the eye and letting them know you are doing your best at being honest and ethical, regardless of the consequences.  
     
    Today's guest is Mark Holland, CEO and Chairman of Ascend Staffing, one of the largest light industrial and non-clinical hospital staffing companies in the US, and among the world's largest. He founded Ascend HR Solutions in 1995, and five years later, the company was listed #17 in Inc. Magazine's 500 list, and has been included in the Utah 100 nine out of ten years in a row. Mark served as Vice-Chair of the Utah State University Board of Trustees; he also received the highest award given from the Huntsman School of Business in 2018, the Distinguished Executive Alumnus award. He served as a Board Member for the Children's Center, Single Moms’ Foundation, and he is an active member of his community and the church where he resides.  
     
    In this episode, we talked about the power of networking and how easy it is to take a step in the wrong direction when we are not surrounded by like-minded people. He shared some of the key lessons he learned throughout his extensive career and what it means to have integrity and be true to ourselves in our professional lives.  
     
    If you want to know more about taking educated risks and being willing to fail, tune in to Episode 269 of Becoming Your Best and listen to Mark's masterclass on leadership, honesty, and integrity.  
     
    Some Questions Asked: 
    What are the things that bring you the greatest happiness in life? (3:35) What are some of the critical lessons learned that you've had that have helped you and your business be successful? (4:26) How can you be true to your own character, and how can you stand up for what you believe? (8:55) How can our listeners create a forum of friends that are sounding boards? And what's the value of that from your point of view? (13:03) I know that your clients are really loyal to you, and you have a close relationship. What makes that work? (17:49) What are two or three of your biggest lessons learned in life? And what experiences taught you those lessons? (21:58)  
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    The power of networking and associating with the right people (4:50) Taking educated risks and being willing to fail (7:14) Doing the right thing and letting the consequences follow (10:12) The value of standing up for what we believe (11:03) The perks of having a family-oriented company (16:10) The importance of ensuring everyone has a voice that it is heard (20:10)  
    Resources for Ascend Staffing 
    Website LinkedIn Glassdoor Facebook Twitter Indeed  
    Connect with Mark: 
    LinkedIn Facebook  
    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
    Episode 268 - Jody Richards 2020 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Episode 268 - Jody Richards 2020 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Leadership is a journey, and the obstacle we find more often in our path is no other than ourselves. As leaders, we need to be mindful of our attitude, steady in our judgment, and make tough decisions thinking of the greater good. Leadership offers many challenges that can be quickly sorted out with proper planning and choosing a culture by design over one by default.  
     
    Joining us today is Jody Richards, President at Process Technology, winner of the 2020 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, certified Supply Chain Professional, Production and Inventory Management, and mom. We had an inspiring conversation about how it is for her to juggle parenthood and running a massive company, the importance of having a culture by design in a company, and having employees aligned with its values. We also talked about what the Entrepreneur Of The Year award represented to her and its impact on her team.  
     
     If you want to know more about this inspiring woman and get some tips for refocusing your mind and changing your usual thinking patterns, tune in to Episode 268 of Becoming Your Best and hear what Jody has to say about leadership, decisions, and goals. 
     
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you tell us a little bit about yourself? (2:28) How was the experience of winning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award? (4:25) What are some things that made Process Technology successful? (8:44) If you look back at maybe one or two coolest experiences through your life, what would they be? (16:40) How do you juggle between running a company and having a family life with two babies? (22:06)  
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    The decision-making process when people don’t align with the company's values (8:25) The importance of following a direction while making decisions (13:05) Jody's most remarkable experiences along the way (16:52) Some of Jody's pro tips for 2021 (24:38)  
    Resources: 
    Process Technology website  
    Connect with Jody: 
    LinkedIn  
    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
    Episode 267 - How to Change Your Thoughts and Dream Big

    Episode 267 - How to Change Your Thoughts and Dream Big

    Research shows that more than 90% of the 40 to 60,000 thoughts a human brain produces per day are repetitive. Also, it was proved that 70 to 80% of those repetitive thoughts tend to be negative. If we add to this that the human being is a creature of habit, we can see how easy it is for our minds to get stuck into a vicious loop of negative thoughts.  
     
    In this episode, we want to give you three easy tips to disrupt our thinking patterns and avoid falling into a negative thinking loop. The main objective of these three simple activities is to exercise the brain and prevent its atrophy. The brain needs to be tested and continuously stimulated to keep its good shape and perfect functioning, just like any other muscle.  
     
    If you want to experiment the possibilities of a fertile mind capable of conceiving ideas ignoring the constraints that limit our thoughts daily, tune in to Episode 267 of Becoming Your Best and take note of these three useful tips.  
     
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    What the science can teach us about our brain (4:01) The kind of thoughts we have during the day (5:20) Three ways of disrupting our thoughts (7:20) How has this thought served you? (10:59) Avoiding brain atrophy (12:40) Innovating new ways of living our life by design (17:38)  
    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 Book: Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, and Prioritize Your Time - Pre-order Facebook Group – Conquer Anxiety 
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    • 20 min
    Episode 266 - Life Lessons with John Fitzpatrick CEO of Force Marketing

    Episode 266 - Life Lessons with John Fitzpatrick CEO of Force Marketing

    The human mind has infinite fuel to create millions of thoughts, yet it can concentrate only on one at a time. When we find a challenge in our way, we can either focus all our energy on that particular problem or step back and see the easiest way to solve it and keep thinking about our primary goal.  
     
    Joining me today is John Fitzpatrick, President, and CEO of Force Marketing, a company dedicated to transforming the brand-to-consumer buying experience in the automotive business. We talked about his personal and professional life, why he gets involved in philanthropic activities, and how he handles the onboarding process to newcomers in his company. We also talked about keeping the trust meter healthy in business and how the pandemic affected the industry.  
     
    If you want to know the benefits of living a grateful and intentional life and the importance of being aware of our roles and goals all the time, tune in to Episode 266 of Becoming Your Best and hear what John has to say about all these topics.  
     
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    What are some of the things you've seen that have helped you and others succeed? (03:15) What impact have you seen gratitude had in your life? (06:12) What would you give as one or two pieces of advice to a person starting out with your company? (10:19) What's one or two lessons learned through life that you would like to pass on to your kids? (13:24) What's one of the biggest challenges that you've ever experienced in your life? (17:32)  
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    John's simple philosophy that guides his life (3:55) Stepping back and being grateful (7:03) The importance of understanding our role and how can we help others (10:30) Getting to the destination, and then going further (15:39) When obstacles block the goal (22:55) Being intentional with our gratitude (25:26)  
    Resources: 
    Force Marketing  Book:  Don Miguel Ruiz - The Four Agreements  
    Connect with John: 
    LinkedIn Instagram Twitter  
    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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    • 31 min
    Episode 265 - Life Lessons with Joe Ojile

    Episode 265 - Life Lessons with Joe Ojile

    Sleep is one of the most important tools for living a healthy life – and leveraging its benefits by following some simple, yet crucial, principles should be a priority for everyone.  
     
    In today's episode, Joe Ojile, founder, CEO, and Medical Director of the Clayton Sleep Institute talks about the importance of a healthy relationship with our sleeping time and how it affects our daily performance. He also explains why sleep is a health promotion tool, and he gives away some easy-to-detect cues to know if we have a sleeping problem. Joe also shares unique insights about life, forgiveness, and happiness.  
     
    If you want to know how a good night’s sleep can help you excel in your daily routine, what is social jetlag, and why Joe thinks that happiness is the most underrated daily activity, tune into Episode 265 of Becoming Your Best and listen to Joe's masterclass about the health of mind and body.  
     
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you tell our audience a little bit about yourself? (2:00) When it comes to sleep, what are some things that everyone should know and may not be aware of? (5:45) How do travels to other timezones back and forth affect our circadian rhythm? (9:30) Are you supposed to drink water or not drink water? And melatonin, is it right to take it before sleeping? (14:24) What are some cues that people should be looking for to get professional help regarding their sleep? (17:34) If you could share two or three life lessons, what would those be? (23:18)  
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    Why we sleep, and how it helps us during the day (6:50) What is the circadian rhythm and how it works (10:38) How we create social jetlag. (13:12) How melatonin is helpful when traveling in a timezone that’s ahead of yours. (16:28) The sky is the limit when you surround yourself with high character people. (25:06) The importance of forgiveness (26:30) Three things to do every day. (33:05)  
    Connect with Joe: 
    LinkedIn Twitter  
    Resources: 
    Website: Clayton Sleep Institute LinkedIn: Clayton Sleep Institute  Facebook: Clayton Sleep Institute   
    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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    • 35 min
    Episode 264 - Life Lessons with Mike Choutka, CEO of Hensel Phelps

    Episode 264 - Life Lessons with Mike Choutka, CEO of Hensel Phelps

    Leaders are responsible for dealing with difficult times, but that doesn't mean every leader will find the best answers. Last year, a hard-times making machine put every leader's abilities to deal with adversity to the test. 
     
    Today's guest, Mike Choutka, President and CEO of Hensel Phelps, based his strategy to cope with tough times on momentum, the perpetual motion. He went to the fundamentals and succeeded with two simple principles. First, maintain the company's momentum. Fortify what's already working. And second, create new momentum, new ideas to trigger that impulse. He also shares his thoughts on what attributes a good leader should have and valuable advice from his more than 25 years of experience in the building industry.  
     
    If you want to know what is expected from a good leader, the relevance of having a well-balanced life and being well rounded, and much more, tune into Episode 264 of Becoming Your Best and listen to the story of this flawless leader.  
     
    Some questions I ask: 
    What does it take to move up in an organization like this? (5:45) What would you say to someone who's looking for something positive to take into 2021? (9:24) If you had to share some advice with our listeners, one of your biggest lessons learned through life, what would you share? (19:17) If you had your kids in a room, and you could share with them one piece of advice, what would that be for them? (23:20)  
    In this episode, you will learn: 
    The role of good fortune, opportunity, availability, and ability in Mike's career (6:08) Learning the lessons from hard times (11:15) Momentum will be key in 2021 (17:51) Empathetic leaders are the solution (19:17) How a balanced life affects people's productivity at work (26:00)  
    Connect with Mike: 
    Linkedin  
    Resources: 
    Hensel Phelps website Hensel Phelps Facebook Hensel Phelps Twitter Hensel Phelps Linkedin Hensel Phelps 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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    • 30 min

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