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The Next Peak Podcast is hosted by Entrepreneur( Business Owner) Clint Herndon and Board-Certified Psychologist and Coach, Dr. Parker Houston.What do you do when you reach a big goal, but it just doesn't fulfill you the way you thought it would? Or worse, life falls apart and you have to completely reinvent yourself. The Next Peak Podcast was created to help people think deeply about what it means to live a successful life, and then start taking daily steps to get there.This show provides people with proven tools for life and business, along with inspiring personal stories from people who have had to reinvent themselves and climb their "Next Peak." We sit down with thought leaders, authors, pastors, and ordinary people taking big risks to reach their dreams.You are the author of your life. How will the story end? It's up to you to write the next chapter and reach your Next Peak.

Next Peak Podcast Clint Herndon & Dr. Parker Houston

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The Next Peak Podcast is hosted by Entrepreneur( Business Owner) Clint Herndon and Board-Certified Psychologist and Coach, Dr. Parker Houston.What do you do when you reach a big goal, but it just doesn't fulfill you the way you thought it would? Or worse, life falls apart and you have to completely reinvent yourself. The Next Peak Podcast was created to help people think deeply about what it means to live a successful life, and then start taking daily steps to get there.This show provides people with proven tools for life and business, along with inspiring personal stories from people who have had to reinvent themselves and climb their "Next Peak." We sit down with thought leaders, authors, pastors, and ordinary people taking big risks to reach their dreams.You are the author of your life. How will the story end? It's up to you to write the next chapter and reach your Next Peak.

    Parenting In The Digital World

    Parenting In The Digital World

    #HappySaturday! In this week's #PodcastEpisode, we have a little bit of a different topic for all of you. We talk a lot about goal setting and accomplishing things. But, one of the things that Dr. Parker Houston and Clint talk a lot about is parenting and how to become better at it.

    So today, we have the pleasure of speaking with Clayton Cranford with Cyber Safety Cop. Clayton is a retired Sergeant from the Orange County Sheriff's Department and founder of Cyber Safety Cop. Clayton is one of the nation's leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, "Parenting in the Digital World."

    He teaches parents and students how to avoid online threats, such as cyberbullying, online predators, pornography, and social media addiction.

    He has served as a member of the Orange County School Threat Assessment Team, School Resource Officer, and Crisis Negotiation Team. He also supervised Orange County's drug abuse education program that has reached thousands of students in hundreds of schools throughout Southern California.

    Clayton shared, "The average teenager is online six to eight hours a day. However, that number was before COVID and the lockdown. Now we have children and teens who are online more than they are asleep. There are too many challenges that they have to face online. And, those pressures in those lead to severe problems. I travel all over the United States talking to parents, students, community leaders, and more. And what's crazy is that I may be the only person who talks about these topics within internet safety. People tend to shy away from it, but I have dealt with many families with children who were exposed at a very young age, and it's radically changed their lives. It's led to addiction, perceptions about sexuality, and health issues damaging for children. I have seen teen after teen that it has impacted their future and future relationships. There are some real issues there. It's a drug. It stimulates their brains in the same way street drugs do."

    Top Book Recommended by Clayton:
    (1) A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century by Bret Weinstein

    Get in touch with Clayton:
    Book: Parenting In The Digital World
    Website: Cyber Safety Cop
    Instagram: Cyber Safety Cop

    If this episode resonated with you today, please subscribe, share it with a friend and leave us a review. You can find us on Next Peak Podcast. If you want to connect with Dr. Parker Houston, you can find him at LeadYouFirst. Sign up for his weekly blog to receive some research-based tools that will help you transform your work and your life.

    Interested in sending us a donation to help keep our podcast going? Check our Buy Me A Coffee.

    Until next week, keep climbing your next peak.

    • 33 min
    Checking the Dashboard of Life

    Checking the Dashboard of Life

    "Some people live 80 years, but most people live one year 80 times." - Zig Ziglar

    In today's episode, Dr. Houston and Clint discuss "Checking the Dashboard of Life."

    The new year is a great time to look back on 2021 at what you did, your successes, your mistakes. And it's an opportunity right now to take the new year as an excellent marker to say, where can I course correct? Where can I be more intentional, proactive about where I want to go with my life, and not neglect these indicator lights. So if you've got something that's trying to get your attention, don't ignore it.

    One great way you can take stock of how your year has gone is to do a quick check of your life dashboard. Consider the following life accounts (add your own accounts if you want), and rank each of them from 1-10 for how satisfied you are with each area of your life (10 being the best). Then write down one or two things that would cause that account to improve. For example, if your health account is low, you might write, "lose 10 pounds."

    ✨ Life Accounts
    ✨ Health
    ✨ Marriage
    ✨ Parenting
    ✨ Work
    ✨ Finances
    ✨ Personal Growth
    ✨ Spiritual Life
    ✨ Fun
    ✨ Friendships

    If this episode resonated with you today, please subscribe, share it with a friend and leave us a review. You can find us on Next Peak Podcast. If you want to connect with Dr. Parker Houston, you can find him at LeadYouFirst. Sign up for his weekly blog to receive some research-based tools that will help you transform your Work and your life.

    Interested in sending us a donation to help keep our podcast going? Check our Buy Me A Coffee.

    Until next week, keep climbing your next peak.

    • 25 min
    Take Back Your Time | Guest Christy Wright

    Take Back Your Time | Guest Christy Wright

    Christy Wright is the #1 bestselling author, personal growth expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show. She's also the founder of Business Boutique, which equips women to make money doing what they love. Regardless of where you are today, Christy will help you build confidence in yourself, strengthen your faith, and become the person God created you to be.

    In today's episode, Christy shared her journey of writing her newest book, "Take Back Your Time."

    Christy Wright said, "The black hole of insecurity cannot be solved by doing more." 

    "What if balance isn't so much something you do. How you balance it all perfectly. What if it's something you become where you could be balanced and still be busy, where you could become a balanced person in an out-of-balance world where balance looks more like peace, being confident in your choices, being proud of how you spend your time. Actually enjoying your life. I think that's what we're really after when we say we want balance, and it turns out the path to that is not productivity. It's not doing more waking up earlier, having a better time management app being more efficient, productive, multitasking. That's not what leads to the thing that we really want. And so I wanted to dig to the deeper issue below the issue, the deeper desires we have going on in us. When we talk about time, we talk about balance and say, Hey, let's talk about what's really going on and what really gets in the way. And let's fix it there. And then that, of course, will affect our calendar and the practical side of things. And so, in this book, I really set out to redefine this word, reclaim it and redefine it. And so the way that the thesis of the whole book is life balance is not doing everything for an equal amount of time. It's about doing the right things at the right time. And when you do the right things at the right time, You will actually feel that sense of balance you've been looking for, but here's the great news you get to decide what's right for you." - Christy Wright

    Patrick Lencioni said, "If everything's important, nothing is."

    Christy shared five action steps detailed in her latest book because we can not grow when we stay comfortable, and so you're going to have to get uncomfortable to grow.

    (1) Figure out what matters.
    (2) Stop doing what doesn't matter.
    (3) Create a calendar that reflects what matters.
    (4) Protect what matters with boundaries and say no.
    (5) Be present for what matters, be where your feet are, whenever you are there.

    Top 3 Books Recommended by Christy:

    (1) Ruthless Elimination by John Mark Homer
    (2) Get Out of Your Head by Jenny Allen
    (3) Surrendered Yes by Rebecca Lyons

    Get in touch with Christy:
    Website: Christy Wright
    Instagram: Christy Wright

    If this episode resonated with you today, please subscribe, share it with a friend and leave us a review. You can find us on Next Peak Podcast. If you want to connect with Dr. Parker Houston, you can find him at LeadYouFirst. Sign up for his weekly blog to receive some research-based tools that will help you transform your work and your life.

    Interested in sending us a donation to help keep our podcast going? Check our Buy Me A Coffee.

    Until next week, keep climbing your next peak.

    • 34 min
    Fireside Chat | Reflecting on 2021 & Setting Goals for 2022

    Fireside Chat | Reflecting on 2021 & Setting Goals for 2022

    Sometimes the people can look at their mind, body issues from not only really exploring their insight and their emotions but even looking at it from a spiritual perspective. What is life teaching you? What is God teaching you? How is God trying to get your attention through what you're experiencing?

    In today's episode, Dr. Houston and Clint do something slightly different. They both sit down for a "fireside chat" - Reflecting on 2021 & Setting Goals for 2022.

    If this episode resonated with you today, please subscribe, share it with a friend and leave us a review. You can find us on Next Peak Podcast. If you want to connect with Dr. Parker Houston, you can find him at LeadYouFirst. Sign up for his weekly blog to receive some research-based tools that will help you transform your work and your life.

    Interested in sending us a donation to help keep our podcast going? Check our Buy Me A Coffee.

    Until next week, keep climbing your next peak.

    • 22 min
    Helping Leaders Achieve Results Through Meaningful Connections | Guest Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

    Helping Leaders Achieve Results Through Meaningful Connections | Guest Dr. Michelle K. Johnston

    Dr. Michelle K. Johnston is a management professor, executive coach, and leadership expert helping leaders achieve results through meaningful connections. She is an award-winning professor studying leadership and business communication, and her research has shown a clear link between a team's effective communication and its positive financial performance.

    Michelle is a celebrated keynote speaker presenting at conferences and events nationwide. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from Louisiana State University, and she was named to the prestigious 100 Coaches group, which consists of the top executive coaches around the world.

    Michelle serves as the Gaston Chair of Business at Loyola University New Orleans, where she teaches in the graduate and undergraduate programs in the College of Business. Michelle's first book, The Seismic Shift in Leadership, is available for pre-order starting November 2021, and her podcast, Seismic Shift, launches in spring 2022. 

    In this episode, Clint talks with Michelle about achieving results through meaningful connections. Michelle explains how today's leaders need more than power and control to get the best from their teams; they need to connect.

    "Connection with yourself is the foundation of leadership success. It must start with you!" - Michelle Johnston

    Top 2 Books Recommended by Michelle:
    Digital Body Langue - Erica DhawanThe Long Game - Dorie ClarkGet in touch with Michelle - https://michellekjohnston.com/

    If this episode resonated with you today, please subscribe, share it with a friend and leave us a review. You can find us on www.nextpeakpodcast.com. If you want to connect with Dr. Parker Houston, you can find him at www.leadyoufirst.com. Sign up for his weekly blog to receive some research-based tools that will help you transform your work and your life.

    Until next week, keep climbing your next peak.

    • 42 min
    Are You Overly Gripping The Wheel of Life?

    Are You Overly Gripping The Wheel of Life?

    In today's episode, Clint Herndon and Dr. Parker Houston ask the question, "Are you overly gripping the wheel of life?"

    Too much focus on planning the future can fuel unhealthy needs for control and cause us to live most of our lives in a projected mental future—that may or may not ever occur.

    It robs us of the joy found only in the present moment and the serendipity of watching life unfold with events we could never have predicted or planned.

    To dig a little bit deeper on this topic, check out Dr. Houston's most recent blog: Are You Over Gripping the Wheel of Life?

    If this episode resonated with you today, please subscribe, share it with a friend and leave us a review. You can find us on Next Peak Podcast. If you want to connect with Dr. Parker Houston, you can find him at LeadYouFirst. Sign up for his weekly blog to receive some research-based tools that will help you transform your work and your life.

    Interested in sending us a donation to help keep our podcast going? Check our Buy Me A Coffee.

    Until next week, keep climbing your next peak.

    • 29 min

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