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Join Lodestone True North's head coach Mark Whitmore as he unearths some wisdom, truths, and hacks, to help you sharpen the saw as you operate your business. And have fun while we help you take your business from Broken to Smokin'!

Business Broken to Smokin' Podcast Lodestone True North

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Join Lodestone True North's head coach Mark Whitmore as he unearths some wisdom, truths, and hacks, to help you sharpen the saw as you operate your business. And have fun while we help you take your business from Broken to Smokin'!

    057 Chrissy Myers CEO

    057 Chrissy Myers CEO

    In this episode we talk with Chrissy Myers, CEO of AUI about her new book "Reluctantly Resilient" in which she details the difficult pathway she took to where she is now, and the lessons learned along the way.

    • 1 hr 37 min
    The Algorithm - Episode 056

    The Algorithm - Episode 056

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast - Mark and Shane talk about an article from INC, that goes over Elon Musk’s “Algorithm” - A 5 step process to improve almost anything.



    https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/elon-musks-algorithm-a-5-step-process-to-dramatically-improve-nearly-everything-is-both-simple-brilliant.html 



    0:00 Intro

    2:03 Book Reference - Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson

    3:01 Lex Fridman podcast episode with Walter Isaacson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGOV5R7M1Js 

    10:11 Reference to Larry Page from Google

    14:03 The Algorithm

    14:22  Step 1 - Question every requirement 

    21:14 Step 2 - Delete any part or process you can

    26:14 Step 3 - Simplify and optimize

    28:12 Step 4 - Accelerate cycle time

    32:07 Step 5 - Automate

    35:30 Book Reference - Reluctantly Resilient: One CEO's Journey to Thriving in Leadership and Life by Chrissy Myers

    35:55 Book Reference - Unreasonable Hospitality by Will Guidara



    Make sure to check out our other channel Broken To Smokin’ - https://www.youtube.com/@BrokenToSmokin 



    **Credits**

    Music - King of Pain by The Police

    • 39 min
    How To Do Great Work - Episode 055

    How To Do Great Work - Episode 055

    Episode 055 - Mark reads an excerpt from the essay "How to do great work" by Paul Graham
    This excerpt talks about the value of experience.

    0:00 Intro
    1:00 Reference to interview of Jared Kushner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=co_MeKSnyAo
    3:04 Reading an excerpt of the essay “How to do great work” by Paul Graham - Read the whole essay here: http://www.paulgraham.com/greatwork.html
    This except talks about the value of experience
    7:07 Focusing on the idea of experience and learning
    7:43 The first paragraph is lauding to the 80/20 principle
    9:44 Journaling as an exercise
    10:39 The AAR template and exercise (see Episode 032 for more on this and a free download of the template: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-032-aar-exercise/ )
    15:46 Take-aways…
    * More self aware
    18:38 TOMKAT Tool

    **Credits**
    Music - The Storm by Tedeschi Trucks Band

    • 28 min
    Episode 054 - Deep dive into the 6 types of Working Genius with Preston True, Part 2 of 2

    Episode 054 - Deep dive into the 6 types of Working Genius with Preston True, Part 2 of 2

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: 

    Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and business coach Preston True https://www.gettpafit.com/ continue their convo on the 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni.



    About Preston: 

    After 25 years of managing and owning entrepreneurial businesses, Preston has lived through some of the brightest days and darkest nights. He’s learned owning and operating a business requires a new level of fitness well beyond the day you started it. The stamina required to scale rocky peaks, navigate dark valleys and reach your pinnacle is not achieved without the right people, purpose, playbook and performance.



    0:00 Intro

    3:49 Book reference - Drive by Daniel Pink

    7:40 The 3 Stages of Work


    Ideation (Wonder and Invention)
    Activation (Discernment and Galvanizing)
    Implementation (Enablement and Tenacity)

    17:35 Walk thru this practically

    Can take the assessment at www.workinggenius.com 

    Takes about 10 minutes for about $25 each

    Assemble into a Team Map

    21:51 Talk about pairing this assessment up with Kolbe, StrengthsFinder, or Enneagram?


    Working genius helps with how I will be productive in work
    Kolbe how I will engage or approach work
    StrengthsFinder - Talent
    Enneagram - Emotionally

    40:32 What are you reading lately?


    10x is easier than 2x by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy
    Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis 

    Mentioned the movie Shadowlands https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108101/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 

    12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

    “Do what’s meaningful rather than what’s expedient”

    Duck Commander Daily Devotional
    Mark mentioned The Worldly Philosophers by Robert L. Heilbroner



    **Credits**

    Music - Push by Matchbox Twenty



    Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.comWebsite: https://www.bigeasydesk.comLinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ 

    LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-northLodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com
    Podcast:YouTube (video)https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio)https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FUApple Podcasts (audio)https://apple.co/3O4uv4H

    Other Podcast Platforms

    https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

    • 50 min
    Episode 053 Interview with Preston True, Part 1 of 2. Deep dive into the 6 Types of Working Genius

    Episode 053 Interview with Preston True, Part 1 of 2. Deep dive into the 6 Types of Working Genius

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: 

    Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and business coach Preston True https://www.gettpafit.com/ take a deep dive into the 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni.

    About Preston: 

    After 25 years of managing and owning entrepreneurial businesses, Preston has lived through some of the brightest days and darkest nights. He’s learned owning and operating a business requires a new level of fitness well beyond the day you started it. The stamina required to scale rocky peaks, navigate dark valleys and reach your pinnacle is not achieved without the right people, purpose, playbook and performance.



    0:00 Intro

    3:01 Shoutout to Mammoth Distilling in Michigan https://mammothdistilling.com

    5:44 Documentary called “Neat: The Story of Bourbon” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7109844/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 

    6:27 Movie references:

    Lawless https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212450/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 

    Fury https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713180/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 

    Greatest Game Ever Played https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388980/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 

    Peanut Butter Falcon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4364194/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 

    10:56 How did you get started with The 6 Types of Working Genius? https://www.workinggenius.com 

    15:15 Shoutout to David Quick! https://helpingbulls.com 

    (we were trying to come up with Christopher Guest’s name)

    15:40 Previous episodes with David Quick:

    Episode 046: https://youtu.be/5k0R15meraU

    Episode 047: https://youtu.be/twgHQscptn0 

    17:00 “One of the most important characteristics of a leader is self-awareness”

    18:12 Broken into 3 groups: Working Genius, Working Competency, and Working Frustration

    21:25 Understanding your role in a project context…

    Joy plus Fulfillment equals Productivity 

    23:29 The 6 Types of Working Genius, spells the word “WIDGET”


    Wonder: Identifies the need for improvement or change
    Invention: Confirms the importance of that need, and generates an idea or solution
    Discernment: Assesses the merit and workability of the idea or solution
    Galvanizing: Generates enthusiasm and action around the idea or solution
    Enablement: Initiates support and assists in the implementation of the idea or solution
    Tenacity: Commits to ensuring that the idea or solution gets completed and that desired results are achieved 

    31:17 Working Genius is really all about productivity…

    31:48 Reference to 3 signs of a miserable job by Patrick Lencioni


    Irrelevance
    Anonymity 
    Immeasurability 

    35:53 How do you measure self-awareness in someone?

    40:35 How often have you seen someone not receptive to that convo?**Credits**



    **Credits**

    Music - Push by Matchbox Twenty



    Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.comWebsite: https://www.bigeasydesk.comLinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ 

    LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-northLodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com
    Podcast:YouTube (video)https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio)https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FUApple Podcasts (audio)https://apple.co/3O4uv4H

    Other Podcast Platforms

    https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/43:37 Quote from the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely - “Money as it turns out, is very often the most expensive way to motivate people…”

    • 46 min
    Episode 052 PART 3 - Interview with Joshua Pietrocini: Part 3 of 3

    Episode 052 PART 3 - Interview with Joshua Pietrocini: Part 3 of 3

    In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and Joshua Pietrocini (VP of Operations at TTx https://www.ttx-inc.com/ ) continue their discussion about the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely.



    0:00 Intro

    0:28 Why’d you pick up this book “Predictably Irrational” ?

    4:10 Garden of Eden ideas

    4:55 Our behavior is irrational, but it’s predictable…

    12:04 Why would you tell someone to read this book?

    13:32 Book Reference - Jordon Peterson 12 Rules of Life

    27:04 Expectations…

    27:37 “The Matthew Principle” - Jordan Peterson

    28:43 Pump The Brakes tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExqKYh4kzxM&t=0s

    30:45 Procrastination groups from chapter 7

    37:39 Guardrails in your life, like the bucket budget…

    42:25 Money quote from chapter 4

    45:10 Quote from the book Drive by Daniel Pink



    ** Credits**

    Music - Burning Down The House by Talking Heads



    Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.comWebsite: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!)LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ 

    LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-northLodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com


    Podcast:YouTube (video)https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio)https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FUApple Podcasts (audio)https://apple.co/3O4uv4H

    Other Podcast Platforms

    https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

    • 49 min

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