339 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

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 146 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 340 - Ignite a Shift - Engaging Minds, Guiding Emotions, and Driving Behavior with Stephen McGarvey

    Episode 340 - Ignite a Shift - Engaging Minds, Guiding Emotions, and Driving Behavior with Stephen McGarvey

    Inspiring leaders are passionate about their vision and act congruently with it. They also pay close attention to their wording and their actions' subconscious messages. Today, the world-leading authority in unconscious communication, Stephen McGarvey, invites us to look at leadership from his unique perspective.  
    Stephen is a Life and Business Strategist, a Persuasion and Influence Expert, International Speaker, Philanthropist, and a USA Today's #1 Best-selling Author. In his latest book, "Ignite a Shift," Stephen takes his readers on a journey to explore the subtleties of persuasion and teaches valuable resources to influence oneself and others.
    In this episode, we delve into Stephen's past, his love for learning, his dislike for school, and how being labeled as "learning disabled" in elementary school propelled his career. Stephen shares his thoughts on how to build positive and influential leadership skills, how to engage with remote teams, and the most effective ways to build relationships in the workspace.
    Stephen also unravels influencing techniques, like the paradox of why, how powerful it can be to replace certain words and avoid using others, the power of using positive statements, and more.
    Tune in to Episode 340 of Becoming Your Best, and discover a new way of achieving influential and constructive leadership.
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you tell us about your background and a crossroad you've gone through that helped you get to where you are today? (3:03) 
    What sets apart a good leader from really a fantastic leader? (5:29) 
    What tips do you have to help professionals communicate effectively in remote work environments? (9:23) 
     
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    Stephen talks about his book and why he decided to write it (4:39) 
    The importance of congruity and integrity (7:12) 
    The importance of understanding people's stories to engage with them more authentically (14:01) 
    The paradox of why and how to change a conversation's outcome by simply choosing our words carefully (15:33) 
    Why using the word "try" sets a person to failure (19:21) 
     
    Resources: 
    Solutions In Mind website 
    Book: Stephen McGarvey - Ignite A Shift 
     
    Connect with Stephen: 
    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
    Book: Conquer Anxiety

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    • 27 min
    Episode 339 - The Power of Strategic Influence - 10 Success Factors of Highly Influential Leaders with Gary Laney

    Episode 339 - The Power of Strategic Influence - 10 Success Factors of Highly Influential Leaders with Gary Laney

    Gary Laney joins us today to discuss the deep connection between leadership, influence, and relationships.
    Gary is a two-times best-selling author, a Startup Entrepreneur, a former Hi-Tech Software Executive, Keynote Speaker, Founder of SBL Mastermind, and Former CEO of Trustegrity. Gary recently published "The Power Of Strategic Influence," a book where he sums up the most valuable lessons about leadership he gathered throughout his extensive and successful career in sales, management, and startups.
    In this episode, Gary shares his thoughts on how influential leaders can modify entire teams' performances and outcomes. We delve into his background and the values he learned from his parents that he applied to his life.
    We talk about his most recent book, why he decided to write it, how he dealt with the creative process, and which experiences inspired him the most for the job. Gary also talks about leadership, what attributes he believes every leader must have, and the importance of relationships, connections, and surrounding ourselves strategically with people that can add value.
    Tune in to Episode 339 and learn about Gary's unique view on leadership, values, and being a positive influence for those around us.
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Can you tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that significantly impacted you? (3:56)
    Tell us about your book. Why did you write it, and what's in it? (5:42)
    How do you define leadership? (8:18)
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    Gary talks about the process of writing his latest book (7:18)
    What every good leader must do (9:19)
    Why PDFs (Personal Driving Forces) are so crucial for leaders (11:48)
    The Strategic Influence Assessment matrix and how we can use it to improve our leadership (12:31)
    Gary shares some of the life lessons he got along the way that helped him polish his leadership abilities (19:35)
    Resources: 
    Success Masters
    Book: Gary Laney - The Power of Strategic Influence!
    Connect with Gary: 
    LinkedIn
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website
    Becoming Your Best University Website
    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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    • 25 min
    Episode 338 - Colonel John Spencer. Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War

    Episode 338 - Colonel John Spencer. Life, Leadership, and Social Connections in Modern War

    During a battle, the side with more chances of getting out of it victorious isn't always the best equipped, experienced, or brave; generally, it is the one with the most cohesive team. Our guest, Colonel John Spencer, divides cohesion into two groups, social and task cohesion. In his over 25 years of experience in the military, he learned that leadership is critical to guaranteeing a team's cohesion, success, and survival.
    Colonel John Spencer, Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute, is a veteran, a widely published author, considered one of the leading experts in military operations in cities, a teacher, and a leader with a Master of Policy Management from Georgetown University. In his over 25 years in the military, John has held ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and Second Lieutenant to Major.
    As an Army officer, he was deployed twice in Iraq as an Infantry Platoon Leader and Company Commander. Colonel John Spencer is also the Co-Founder, Strategic Planner, and Deputy Director of the Modern War Institute at West Point.
    In this episode, we delve into Colonel John's journey in the military and how serving his country and traveling the world changed his perspective on life, purpose, and vision. He describes his realization of how writing can change lives, his passion for studying, researching, and teaching about war and its intimate connection with leadership.
    We also have a closer look at his family life and the experience of staying home with his children while his wife, whom he met in Iraq, was deployed for combat.  
    Tune in to Episode 338 to discover a world where leadership and survival go hand in hand.
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    How did you end up in the military? (4:44) 
    If there's a young person that ranges 16 or 17, what advice do you have for them as they consider joining the military? (9:23) 
    If you look back and think about the things that bring you satisfaction, what would those things be? (19:43)
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    Colonel John’s dream job and the opportunities he got thanks to his military career (6:13) 
    Colonel John describes the experience of staying at home with his children while his wife was deployed for combat (11:10) 
    The importance of forming cohesive teams (12:13) 
    The differences between the two forms of cohesion (18:43) 
    Colonel John talks about the search for identity and purpose (22:01) 
    The two ways in which people form strong bonds (27:29)
    Resources: 
    Colonel John Spencer's website 
    Colonel John Spencer's books
    Connect with Colonel John Spencer: 
    LinkedIn 
    Instagram 
    Twitter 
    YouTube 
    Facebook
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website
    Email: support@becomingyourbest.com

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    • 33 min
    Episode 337 - Kent Coleman: It's Not About The Mangos. How To Create Excellent Organizations And Service.

    Episode 337 - Kent Coleman: It's Not About The Mangos. How To Create Excellent Organizations And Service.

    Is it possible to double or triple our competitors' revenue in an industry where almost every business sells the same products at barely the same price?
    In today's episode, Kent Coleman shares how he increased his auto repair shops' revenue without lowering prices, offering the same products their competitors offer, and without being a car guy himself, having little to no knowledge about cars whatsoever.
    Kent is a Speaker, Consultant, Author, and Big O Tires Franchise Owner. He owns six Big O Tires in Utah, and his stores are among the highest-producing stores in the nation. Kent is also a family man, a husband to Crystal, and the father of four children. He recently published "It's not about the mangos."
    Throughout our conversation, we delve into Kent's unique approach to sales, culture, and making connections. He shared details of his upbringing, the lessons he took from his failures before acquiring Big O Tires, and the values he got from his family and applied to his life.
    We also talk about Kent's book, how he came up with the idea of writing it, and the fascinating story of how learning to make connections saved his business. In addition, Kent shared his thoughts on employees' retention, culture, and more.
    Tune in to Episode 337 to learn how making authentic connections can transform into a shortcut to running a successful business.
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Would you please tell us about your background, including any turning points in your life that have significantly impacted you and mainly what you're doing today? (4:23) 
    What have you learned about some of the essential things you can do to make people the main thing? (18:17) 
    How do you care for your people so they want to stay? (23:54)
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    The moment Kent realized the corporate world wasn't for him (5:56) 
    Kent talks about the experience of acquiring an auto repair shop without being a car guy (9:05) 
    The story that inspired Kent’s book (10:56) 
    How Kent manages to hire the best people to work for him (21:51) 
    How the best way to benefit an organization is through focusing on its people (30:13)
    Resources: 
    Big O Tires Utah website 
    Tire Guy Kent website 
    Book: Kent Coleman - It's Not About the Mangos
    Connect with Kent: 
    LinkedIn 
    Facebook
    Becoming Your Best Resources: 
    Becoming Your Best Website 
    Email: support@becomingyourbest.com
    Book: Becoming Your Best

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    • 34 min
    Episode 336 - Straight Talk by Dr. Rick Brandon

    Episode 336 - Straight Talk by Dr. Rick Brandon

    Effective communication is at the center of any successful interaction, whether at work or in our personal lives. We know it requires practicing active listening and being transparent, assertive, and firm when speaking. Still, most of us get it wrong, even those who reached reasonable success in business. Today's guest, Dr. Rick Brandon, has a lot to teach us about communication, active listening done the right way, and how to help our teams transcend into their best version.
    Dr. Rick Brandon, Ph.D., is the Founder and President of Brandon Partners, a globally respected firm that offers workshops on interpersonal and political savvy. Dr. Rick co-authored the Wall Street Journal bestseller "Survival of the Savvy" and recently published "Straight Talk," the book that sums up the workshop Dr. Rick has been presenting and teaching worldwide for the past 20 years.
    In this episode, Dr. Rick explains how to acquire the Straight Talk mindset and how it can transform and upgrade our communication skills. We navigate his early passion for communication, his past as an educator, and the turning points that defined his path.
    Dr. Rick also shares the fundamentals of the GAIN commitment, the massive cost of faulty communications, the misconceptions about active listening, and much more.
    Tune in to Episode 336 to discover how to fully embrace the power of next-level communication.
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you share your background and the turning points that helped you get to where you are today? (4:36) 
    Could you tell us about your book, and why you decided to write it? (7:34) 
    Can you explain how to implement the Straight Talk mindset to communicate? (21:03)
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    Dr. Rick talks about why he was a communicator before he was born (5:41) 
    Why the soft skills are actually hard skills (10:38) 
    The misconceptions about active listening (14:44) 
    Dr. Rick goes through the GAIN commitment (21:43) 
    Dr. Rick explains how to proceed when someone simply doesn't want to talk (26:58)
    Resources: 
    Brandon Partners website
    Book: Dr. Rick Brandon - Straight Talk
    Book: Dr. Rick Brandon - Survival of the Savvy
    Connect with Dr. Rick: 
    LinkedIn 
     
    Becoming Your Best Resources:
    Becoming Your Best Website 
    Becoming Your Best University Website 
    Becoming Your Best Library 
    Email: support@becomingyourbest.com

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    • 37 min
    Episode 335 - 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Relationships

    Episode 335 - 10 Ways to Spice Up Your Relationships

    Building and nurturing our relationships intentionally is essential to living a life by design. Personal relationships are one of the top predictors of longevity; therefore, we hold tremendous power by choosing what kind of relationship we establish with those around us.
    In this episode, we go through 10 tips to revitalize our relationships and be more in touch with our closest ones' emotional needs. We'll begin by laying the foundation and establishing what we need to implement before starting and what to expect from these 10 tips.
    We analyze and understand emotional calls and why we must pay attention to them. We also learn how pre-week planning and scheduling time for specific love demonstrations, developing rituals, and identifying our vision can help us develop long-lasting healthy relationships.
    Tune in to Episode 335 of Becoming Your Best and learn how being intentional in relationship building can change your life and the life of those around you.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    Why we must take care of our personal relationships, regardless of our success at work (2:15) The importance of patience, time, and effort (4:03) What is an emotional call, and how can we address it (6:13) The power of anticipating what we need to do and making space for what's essential (7:49) How morning rituals can boost our days (11:31) The six seconds daily kiss (12:29) How focusing on our vision instead of on the challenges can help us (15:23) The importance of finding time to acknowledge and praise our partner's attributes and skills (19:35) 
    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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    • 23 min

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