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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

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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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    Episode 299 - Becoming The BEST That YOU Can Be

    Episode 299 - Becoming The BEST That YOU Can Be

    Running a business is about a lot of things; every industry has its particularities, and all differ in countless details that make them unique. Still, the most crucial part of any company is the same in any industry: their people. Therefore, investing in human relationships at any level in any company is the best kind of investment any leader can make. That is one of the many lessons our guest, Ashley Cole, learned along the way as an entrepreneur. 
    Ashley Cole is the Founder and CEO of Cecelia New York. She is a shoe and accessories designer, passionate about business and fashion. She grew up in an entrepreneurial environment; her father is the founder of JetBlue Airways and Azul Brazilian Airlines. Her mother set an inspiring example and provided a great model in raising nine dynamic, caring children. One of her grandfathers had the first 24 hours’ convenience store in the State of Utah, and her other grandfather also owned several businesses. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Fashion Institute of Technology; she is a wife and a happy mother of six kids.  
    Our conversation revolves around Ashley's impressive determination and will to become the best version of herself. We explore Ashley's background, her parents' influence on her entrepreneurial spirit, and the influence on her own kids, who also started showing entrepreneurial traits. We talk about the lessons the years of entrepreneurship taught her, her motivations, her desire to constantly evolve, and much more.  
    Tune in to Episode 299 and meet this wonderful mompreneur who thrives in chaos.  
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you tell us a bit more about Cecelia New York? How did it get started, and a bit about your journey? (6:01) Could you share some professional lessons that have helped you and your business be successful? (11:08) How have you balanced being a mom and a spouse with your career and work demands? How do you do it? (22:03) 
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    How learning to let go of some things in her company helped Ashley grow her business (8:34) Some of the biggest lessons Ashley learned in her entrepreneurial journey (11:23) What it means to be a great team member, according to Ashley (18:43) About the importance of enjoying where we are and enjoying the present more than anything (27:07) 
    Connect with Ashley: 
    LinkedIn
    Resources: 
    Cecelia New York website Cecelia New York Instagram Cecelia New York Pinterest
    Becoming Your Best WebsiteBecoming Your Best University WebsiteBecoming Your Best LibraryBook: Conquer Anxiety: How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance
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    • 30 min
    Episode 298 - Control What You Can Control

    Episode 298 - Control What You Can Control

    We are all exposed to unexpected events, setbacks, or even accidents; things like getting caught in torrential rain or a flat tire in the middle of nowhere may happen, and there is nothing we can do to prevent them. What we can do, however, is to choose how we respond to them. Fortunately, it is possible to learn how to react positively to adverse situations and get the best out of them: develop the habit of controlling what we can control. 
     
    Today, we learn about controlling what we can control, the habit that brings greater success, productivity, happiness, peace, and focus. We dive into two great examples of how putting this habit into practice can help us get positive outcomes from unfortunate events: the fire that destroyed Thomas Edison's plant in 1914 and a series of challenges I recently faced myself during a trip to the mountains. We also explore the 7 things we can start doing now to get immediate and future results.  
     
    Tune in to Episode 298 of Becoming Your Best, and learn more about this simple yet life-changing habit.  
     
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    The true definition of success (2:21) The things we can control, and the ones we can’t (3:31) Thomas Edison's response to the fire that destroyed his plant (7:26) About the challenges I faced during a trip to the mountains (10:59) The 7 things we can do to nurture the habit of focusing on the things we control (17:12) The 21-day challenge to develop this powerful habit (21:56)  
    Resources: 
    Book: Ryan Holiday - The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph Book: Matthew Josephson - Edison: A Biography Quote: Edward Everett Hale - "I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."  
    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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    • 24 min
    Episode 297 - The Power of Music with Paul Cardall

    Episode 297 - The Power of Music with Paul Cardall

    Early on in his life, Paul Cardall would understand that life is fragile. He went through heart surgery on his first day on earth, and his parents, instead of picturing his graduation, his first love, or job, were wondering if he would survive his first year. Paul grew up feeding himself from his parents' optimism, visiting doctors, spending long nights in hospitals, and wondering why life was so hard on him, what was the purpose of all these scars in his body, and why his parents were spending fortunes to keep him alive.  
     
    He would find peace and all the answers he needed in music - his gift, and savior.  
     
    Paul Cardall is a gifted pianist and a prolific composer. He is the Founder of All Heart Publishing, LLC and CEO of Worth of Souls. Paul is also a speaker and philanthropist; he regularly narrates his congenital heart disease experiences at medical conferences all over the country and serves as the keynote speaker at both the Texas A&M Leadership Conference and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Cardiology Conference.  
     
    In this episode, Paul reveals the healing power of music. We dive deep into the lessons life taught him the hardest way; he describes how he turned music into a lifesaver when everything around him seemed to sink and what kept him alive despite all odds since he was a baby. We talk about his heart transplant, the challenges he faced before and after that major surgery, and the crazy experience of feeling his donor feelings. Paul kindly shared his most valuable life lessons and a bunch of beautiful life messages.  
     
    Tune in to Episode 297 of Becoming Your Best, relax, open your heart and your mind, and get ready to meet a beautiful soul.  
     
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you tell our listeners a little bit more about you, your background, and your experience? (2:19) What was that journey like for you? Once you discovered that music was something that was a part of your life and your DNA? (6:30) What's one of your biggest takeaways from going through all these traumatic things in your life? (14:49)  
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    About Paul's challenging journey since he was born and the priceless help and inspiration from his parents (3:27) How Paul started his healing journey through music (6:16) Life is fragile. One of Paul's most profound lessons ever learned (15:08) Invest in memories. One of Paul's biggest takeaways from his life experiences (17:12) About the importance of taking a step back, slowing down, and going out to look at the sun (25:31)  
    Resources: 
    Paul Cardall website All Heart with Paul Cardall podcast  
    Connect with Paul: 
    LinkedIn 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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    • 33 min
    Episode 296 - Finding Yourself Through Curiosity

    Episode 296 - Finding Yourself Through Curiosity

    We already know about the immense power of habits. We are aware of their role in our long-term goals and how we can generate outstanding results by adjusting them. Still, the tricky part about habits is that they're so embedded in our routines that we go through some of them by default, and that makes it hard to identify which one doesn't serve us very well.  
     
    The inevitable question is, how do we know which habits are not serving us the way they should? The answer is quite simple; we must get curious about everything.  
     
    In this episode, I'm excited about sharing some fantastic results I got by exploring the power of curiosity. We look at the possibilities curiosity can open for us by asking simple questions about our habits, our fears, the things that make us angry or even anxious. We take a step back to look at ourselves, the way we act and think, and get curious about our thoughts and actions. Today's show's purpose is to empower ourselves by asking questions and use curiosity to open the door of imagination.  
     
    What You Will Learn in This Episode: 
    Rating ourselves from 1 to 10 so we know where we need to move the needle (2:20) Why curiosity is crucial for personal development (5:16) The questions we must ask to discover thought loops (6:57) How powerful it can be to get curious about love (13:19) Curiosity can be the external force we need to change the course of the habits that are not serving us (15:51)  
    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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    • 20 min
    Episode 295 - The Power of the Relationship Agreement

    Episode 295 - The Power of the Relationship Agreement

    There are many ways of reaching our highest potential; many books were written teaching different theories. They all have at least two things in common: they aim for our greatness, and their systems are reliable and predictable. Predictable and reliable systems are easier to implement, follow, and keep you accountable for. To apply these systems and ensure their success, we've created many tools along the way, like the Continue Start Stop Sheet, The Trust Meter, or The External Environment Analysis. 
     
    In this episode, we explore one of the most powerful tools ever created, the Relationship Agreement. This four-step tool is so easy to implement at work or with our family as it is effective. To better understand the Relationship Agreement tool, I share with you some examples of how it helped me solve professional and personal situations for years.  
     
    Tune in to Episode 295 of Becoming Your Best, to learn about this powerful tool that helps you navigate the most challenging decisions ensuring the best outcomes. 
     
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    About the reliable and predictable system bombers used during WWII (1:45) What makes the BYB 12 Principles reliable (4:10) Some powerful tools we developed along the way (5:50) What is the Relationship Agreement tool, and how it works (8:58) The main reason why employees experience frustration at work, and what can we do to solve it (9:53) The four elements of the Relationship Agreement tool (11:24) Some examples of how the Relationship Agreement helped me at work and with my children (15:16)  
    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 294 - On Purpose with Purpose with John Ramstead

    Episode 294 - On Purpose with Purpose with John Ramstead

    The definition of success varies from person to person; for some, it means to be wealthy, for others to be loved, impact lots of people, or change people's lives. But what happens when everyone but us thinks we are successful? It might look fantastic from the outside, and still, we'd feel miserable. When success is not intimately linked with purpose, it feels empty.  
     
    John Ramstead's company was doing great; everybody would pat his shoulder and congratulate him for his success, but he couldn't shake this smoldering discontent. He then realized he was living under the "tyranny of they." John was doing everything "they" considered fantastic, valuable, and he was showing up the way "they" believed he should. John knew he needed to make a significant change in his life, and then he got in an accident that almost took his life.  
     
    Today's guest, John Ramstead, is a former Navy Fighter Pilot, Int'l Speaker and Podcast Host, Leadership Coach, and Author of On Purpose with Purpose. He is passionate about empowering leaders and their teams to reawaken the joy, vitality, and clarity eroded in their way to success.  
     
    In this episode, John shares his inspiring story of profound change, driven by his unstoppable urge to become the best version of himself. We talk about recovering from adversity, inspiring others, and being a giver before asking for anything. We explore the power of mentoring, being a servant leader, how creating habits can change the course of our lives, and much more.  
     
    Tune in to Episode 294 of Becoming Your Best, and listen to John's remarkable story of resilience, bravery, and success.  
     
    Some Questions I Ask: 
    Could you give our listeners a brief background on who you are? (1:59) What do you think is the value of mentorship? And how do you find a great mentor? (17:10) Could you share one or two most significant lessons learned from all of your adversity and your experience? (28:42)  
    In This Episode, You Will Learn: 
    How John realized he was living under the tyranny of they (4:17) How was John's life after the accident (13:39) The value of mentoring and how people around you can help you overcome the most challenging moments of your life (17:18) The mindset needed to overcome adversity. (28:26)  
    Resources: 
    John Ramstead website. Beyond Influence Book: John Ramstead - On Purpose with Purpose: Discovering How To Live Your Best Life Eternal Leadership podcast with John Ramstead Book: Dale Carnegie - How To Win Friends and Influence People Book: Horst Schulze - Excellence Wins: A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise Book: Carol Dweck - Mindset: The New Psychology of Success  
    Connect with John: 
    LinkedIn Instagram Facebook Twitter YouTube  
    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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    • 38 min

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