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Most people live their lives using a dull blade, hoping to make it through to another day. Even a thousand dull blades would be no match for One Sharp Sword!
One Sharp Sword is about breaking free and cutting through the veil that holds us back from living fully into our own truth. Who would you be if you weren't listening to someone else's voice? What job or career path would you be on? Where might you be living? Who would you surround yourself with? What would you eat? What music would you listen to? Better still, what music would you play?
Dr. Pernell (also known as "Dr. P") brings you his insights and interviews guests who have had their own significant breakthroughs. Here, you're certain to come away inspired, ready to sharpen your sword. Be sure to get your weekly breakthrough with Dr. P, Tuesdays and Thursdays right here! One Sharp Sword!

OneSharpSword Dr. Wayne Pernell

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Most people live their lives using a dull blade, hoping to make it through to another day. Even a thousand dull blades would be no match for One Sharp Sword!
One Sharp Sword is about breaking free and cutting through the veil that holds us back from living fully into our own truth. Who would you be if you weren't listening to someone else's voice? What job or career path would you be on? Where might you be living? Who would you surround yourself with? What would you eat? What music would you listen to? Better still, what music would you play?
Dr. Pernell (also known as "Dr. P") brings you his insights and interviews guests who have had their own significant breakthroughs. Here, you're certain to come away inspired, ready to sharpen your sword. Be sure to get your weekly breakthrough with Dr. P, Tuesdays and Thursdays right here! One Sharp Sword!

    It's My Birthday, Uh-Huuhhh - Personal New Year's Things I Do

    It's My Birthday, Uh-Huuhhh - Personal New Year's Things I Do

    Every year on my birthday, I look for things to celebrate and recalibrate my values.
     
    If I had things on my goal list that didn’t get completed, I had to evaluate whether I really wanted to do them or whether I couldn’t get them done. If I just didn’t want to, I decide whether it’s something I value or if the task itself was too hard. Usually, if I’m honest, what was on my list was a supposed-to-do vs a want-to-do. 
     
    Being honest with myself allows me to 
    focus on the things that really, truly matter to me.
    Next steps: 
    Celebrate the accomplishments.  
    Plot new goals.  
    Use journals, one is for personal reflection. The other is for ideas that could enhance the way I work.   
    And invest in yourself - read a book, learn a language, get a great coach.
     
    And while you’re here, check out http://exponentialsuccesssummit.com
    It’s not right for everyone. It’s a small group. And if it is right for you, then don’t hesitate. Jump in right now!
     
    See you here next week!
     
    = Wayne =
     
    Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword!  Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading.  www.WaynePernell.com/blog 

    • 14 min
    How to Lead In Integrity Without Apology

    How to Lead In Integrity Without Apology

    An apologetic leader isn’t followed for very long. Their trust level dips and their judgment of leadership qualities are natural.
     
    Sure, if you’ve made a huge transgression, apologize for it in the context of violating your own values and make a vow to live into your values even more fully.
     
    Instead of an apology, consider acknowledgment and appreciation.
    Turn, “Oh so sorry I was late” into “Thank you so much for your patience.”
    You’ve shifted the focus from you and your tardiness to the other and their positive trait of patience.
     
    Try that. 
    Live in integrity.
    And don’t forget to check out Dr P’s signature small group retreat at www.ExponentialSuccessSummit.com
    Maybe, just maybe, it’s time for you to step into a bigger life.  
     
    Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword!  Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading.  www.WaynePernell.com/blog

    • 12 min
    Interview with James Barrood

    Interview with James Barrood

    Jim’s job is unusual. He leads teams of innovators to continue to innovate. He has created an innovation ecosystem, nurturing ideas and building bridges.
     
    In our interview, he highlights that entrepreneurship is about:
    Staying open-minded and continuing your lifelong learning Building and nurturing relationships, whether your team or your advisors Leading by being a good person with good values   
    He repeatedly advised that, as a leader, you need to get a coach.
     
    Get a coach!
     
    I underscored that to focus on the idea of, "who do I need to become to lead a company that is growing?"
     
    The easiest part of an entrepreneur’s day: celebrate your team members!
     
    Jim also advises over-communicating so that your message is received and focusing on your health, both physical and mental, as a role model. 
     
    Reach out to someone - on your team or beyond, just ask, “how are you doing?”
     
    He invites you to connect with him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesbarrood/ 
     
    Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword!  Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading.  www.WaynePernell.com/blog 

    • 44 min
    Thinking - Preparing - Putting Off Doing

    Thinking - Preparing - Putting Off Doing

    How much time do we spend thinking about what needs to get done?
    Are you caught in the “getting ready to get ready” loop?
     
    One of my 1:1 clients gave me a gem when she had the insight, 
    I spent more time thinking about doing something than the time it would take me to do it.
     
    Amazing, right?
     
    There’s no “someday” on your calendar.
    You will be judged for whatever you put out there.
    Perfect is always flawed.
    You get the best lessons by actually putting something out there. 
    Perfection is a verb… it, whatever “it” is, needs to be presented before it can be perfected.
     
    Block some time.
    Stop thinking.
    Go and do.
     
    And while you’re doing, check out www.ExponentialSuccessSummit.com
     
    Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword!  Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading.  www.WaynePernell.com/blog

    • 15 min
    Hiding from Authenticity

    Hiding from Authenticity

    Where have you let judgment stop you from showing up as your authentic self?
    We all do it. We all have rules in our heads that stop us from fully expressing who we are because, “what would other people think?”
     
    The lesson here is simple:
    If you want people to accept you and trust you,
    then you need to accept and trust yourself first.
     
    If you want to go deeper, take a look at www.ExponentialSuccessSummit.com
    Thank you for listening to One Sharp Sword!  Be sure to also check out Wednesdays With Wayne for quick, fun, and inspirational mid-week reading.  www.WaynePernell.com/blog

    • 17 min
    Interview with Colleen Mertes

    Interview with Colleen Mertes

    They’re not stupid, they just can’t read.
    Colleen is a woman of service with a great heart. She grew up in Southern California and became a nurse. But she was called back to something closer to home as her father had revealed a deep secret. At 48 years old, John Corcoran let his family know that he couldn’t read.
     
    Having grown up in what she thought was a “normal” home, she now sees how her father became angry when pressured to read documents and would have “lost” his glasses. His fear and anger was self protection. And this may be a clue for others.
     
    Colleen describes her father’s path: he was told he was a winner at home, but at school, “the system told him something else.” The system will make you feel less valued.
     
    Illiteracy affects a surprisingly huge percentage of the population. Surprisingly huge. And that’s why it’s a “hidden crisis.” People hide illiteracy in multiple ways and they’re not stupid, they just can’t read. They never learned and yes, they were passed onto the next grade in school.
     
    There is help for anyone at any age - 
    There are 44 phonemes (sounds) in the English language. 
    There are numerous graphemes for each of those sounds. 
    But there’s only one name for each letter in the alphabet.
     
    Humans are born to communicate. We do that vocally. The written language was made up. Think about making certain sounds. Then think about the different spellings for all of those sounds (eg: “oo” = threw, through, loop, soup, etc.)
     
    Help is out there:
    www.JohnCorcoranFoundation.org 1-760-445-0229 Book recommendation: The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read And be sure to look out for The Truth About Reading film

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

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54 Ratings

54 Ratings

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Awesome conversations and insight!

Listen in and get encouragement on many of life’s lessons. Learn how to set priorities, get more focused, and figure out how to make a difference and find your value. It’s your life! Make it count, now!

Amelia Felbinger’s review ,

A gem that your podcast library needs!

One Sharp Sword is a podcast that delivers the goods on so many levels.
Dr. Wayne Pernell infuses his tremendous skill with his big heart, and contributes a tremendous resource to the personal development field. He provides impactful content in episodes of varied time frames (to fit all schedules), which are full of his own wisdom and which he also wields through the perspectives of his talented guests. He is kind, smart, considerate, and wise, all the while delivering the tough love paired with the tools we all need in order to raise our own bar. Thank you so much Dr. Pernell! I would recommend this podcast to anyone!

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Great content highly recommended!!