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100th Episode: Sages on Stages Part 2
In this episode, Andy Andrews, Bob Beaudine, and Jimmy Yeary join the Driving Change podcast to celebrate its 100th episode. These industry titans are three of the most influential men in Business, Sports, and Music in America today. They provided so much wisdom we’ve dubbed this episode Sages On Stages and have had to break it into a part 1 and a part 2. In part 2 of the conversation, Jimmy begins with his advice about how he manages and guards his creativity so that he can be at his best when writing or presenting. All three talk about their approach to keynote speaking and the importance of authenticity and preparation in delivering impactful speeches. The conversation explores the difference between amateurs and professionals, emphasizing the importance of practice and preparation. They discuss the power of preparation and how it leads to unconscious competence. They also highlight the value of knowing and caring for others, as well as the secret to success: intentional practice and discipline. The conversation concludes with a focus on helping the younger generation navigate the noise and the importance of conversations and connection.
Obsessive preparation turns skills and gifts into unconscious competence.
Knowing and caring for others is crucial in personal and professional relationships.
Success requires intentional practice, discipline, and a process-oriented approach.
The younger generation needs guidance in navigating the noise and distractions of the modern world.
Conversations and connections are essential for building relationships and understanding.
00:00 The Difference Between Amateurs and Professionals
02:09 The Importance of Practice and Preparation
04:37 The Power of Obsessive Preparation
05:27 The Value of Knowing and Caring for Others
11:13 The Secret to Success: Intentional Practice and Discipline
15:02 Helping the Younger Generation Navigate the Noise
18:21 The Importance of Conversations and Connection
WHERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE GUESTS
100th Episode: Sages on Stages Part 1
In this episode, Andy Andrews, Bob Beaudine, and Jimmy Yeary join the Driving Change podcast to celebrate its 100th episode. These three industry titans are three of the most influential men in Business, Sports, and Music in America today. They provided so much wisdom we’ve dubbed this episode Sages On Stages and have had to break it into a part 1 and a part 2. In this part 1 episode, they discuss the most frequently passed-on advice they have received and share their insights on balancing personal and professional lives. Bob finishes this first part with a quick story of blessing and encouragement he received from Norman Vincent Peal when he was 28 years old.
Don't believe everything you think; be open to new information and perspectives.
Love what you do instead of just liking it; passion and obsession drive success.
Don't be overly concerned about other people's opinions of you; focus on making the best decisions for yourself.
Balance your high motor and drive for success with quality time and presence in your personal life.
As a speaker, be relatable, authentic, and open to the guidance of the moment; connect with the audience and make the information relatable to their lives. Amateurs practice until they get it right, while professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.
00:00 Introduction and Background
03:17 The Most Frequently Passed-On Advice
13:11 Balancing Personal and Professional Lives
23:08 Approach to Keynote Speaking
29:44 Preparation and Authenticity in Speaking
WHERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THESE GUESTS
The Art of Connection with Dr. Alex Lyon
Dr. Alex Lyon, a professor of communication and YouTube sensation, discusses the importance of positive communication for leaders. He emphasizes the power of greetings in setting the tone for conversations and the impact of disclosure in building relationships. Dr. Lyon also addresses the challenges of managing relationships in the digital age and offers advice for younger generations. Overall, his philosophy centers around the idea that communication is a skill set that can be learned and applied to enhance personal and professional relationships.
Dr Lyon’s 600,000 subscriber YouTube channel
First impressions really do set the tone
Increased impact is an outcome of great communication
Focus on the person or group in front of you - be distraction proof in your conversations
Honing your ability to focus will provide the highest payback
00:00 Introduction and Background
01:31 Dr. Alex Lyon's Origin Story
08:19 The Philosophy of Communication
11:29 Are You a Good Communicator?
14:26 Positive Communication for Leaders
16:28 The Importance of Greetings
18:01 The Power of Disclosure
25:04 Managing Relationships in the Digital Age
30:49 Advice for Younger Generations
34:30 Where to Learn More
Get his new book “Positive Communication for Leaders” at the link below
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Growth and the Art of Storytelling with Andrew Barry
On this our first episode of Season 5 of the Driving Change Podcast, Jeff Bloomfield interviews Andrew Barry, the founder and CEO of Curious Lion, a company specializing in human transformation. They discuss Andrew's origin story, growing up in South Africa and the concept of identity. Andrew shares how he reshaped his past self through the power of storytelling. They delve into the importance of divergent thinking and overcoming prejudgment. Finally, Andrew discusses his passion for helping people achieve personal transformations. He emphasizes that while the ability to reflect and grow may not be evenly distributed, everyone has the potential to be more than they are now. He believes that by creating the right conditions and experiences, individuals can undergo an identity shift and become better versions of themselves. Andrew also highlights the importance of showing up and inspiring others through vulnerability and continuous growth.
Reshaping the narrative of the past can lead to personal growth and transformation.
Adaptability and trust are key factors in entrepreneurial success.
Divergent thinking and open-mindedness are essential for creativity and problem-solving.
Dreaming for the future and being intentional can lead to personal and professional growth.
With the right conditions and experiences, individuals can undergo an identity shift and become better versions of themselves.
Personal transformations can have a significant impact not only in professional settings but also in personal lives.
Showing up authentically, with vulnerability and a commitment to continuous growth, can inspire others to make positive changes.
00:00 Introduction and Origin Story
08:03 Reshaping the Narrative of the Past
14:28 The Spark to Start Curious Lion
21:29 Keys to Success: Adaptability and Trust
29:15 The Power of Divergent Thinking
32:24 Overcoming Prejudgment and Limiting Thinking
35:08 Balancing Perspectives and Surrounding Yourself with Complementary Thinkers
36:30 Dreaming for the Future
36:41 Personal Transformations
38:23 Helping People Achieve Personal Transformations at Scale
39:13 Impact in Personal Lives
40:04 Showing Up and Inspiring Others
42:18 Learn More about Curious Lion
Where can you find more about Andrew Barry and Curious Lion?
Take a listen to his The Learning Culture Podcast,
2023 Year's End Compilation Show: Experts Insights for Personal Growth
In today’s episode of the Driving Change podcast, Jeff features a compilation of interviews with change management experts from our past podcasts. You’ll hear Dr. Richard Boyatzis, Dr. BJ Fogg, Dr. Angus Fletcher, and Dr. Caroline Leaf. The conversations cover topics from motivation and engagement in the workplace, the neuroscience of change and coaching, creating lasting change through tiny habits, the power of storytelling and optimism, to mind management and overcoming limiting beliefs. Jeff and our guests discuss the process of identifying and changing patterns of behavior and thought. As we move into 2024, there is no better way to cap off your year than listening to these experts.
Motivation and engagement are crucial in the workplace, and leaders should focus on creating a positive and engaging environment for their employees.
Understanding the neuroscience of change can help leaders effectively coach and communicate with their teams, leading to successful change initiatives.
Creating lasting change often starts with small habits and incremental steps rather than trying to make big changes all at once.
Storytelling and optimism play a significant role in shaping our beliefs and mindset and can be powerful tools for personal and professional growth.
Mind management is essential for overcoming limiting beliefs and achieving success, and involves deconstructing negative thought patterns and reconstructing more positive and empowering ones. Deliberately and intentionally focus on communication pathologies and patterns in relationships to identify the most dominant pattern that is stopping personal growth.
The process of change involves tapping into the non-conscious mind, achieving automatization, and entering a flow state.
00:00 Introduction to the Driving Change podcast
01:01 Compilation of Change Management Experts
02:18 Motivation and Engagement in the Workplace
04:12 The Neuroscience of Change and Coaching
13:34 Creating Lasting Change through Tiny Habits
32:46 The Power of Storytelling and Optimism
44:26 Mind Management and Overcoming Limiting Beliefs
48:11 Identifying and Unpacking Patterns
50:03 Healing and Revealing Pain
51:24 Analyzing and Reconceptualizing Patterns
52:17 Growing and Competing with Thought Trees
53:15 The Importance of Gamma Peaks
54:09 Sustaining and Growing New Patterns
56:35 Tapping into the Non-Conscious Mind
57:27 Automatization and Flow State
59:06 Reflecting on Change and Growth
From Refugee to Visionary Leader with Hang Black
In this weeks episode of the Driving Change podcast, host Jeff Bloomfield engages in a profound conversation with Hang Black, a Vietnamese refugee turned influential business leader. Hang shares her harrowing escape from Vietnam as a child, detailing the struggles her family faced during their journey to the U.S. and their adjustments to life in Louisiana. Despite facing racism and cultural challenges, Hang embraced compassion, understanding, and curiosity, eventually forging a successful career in technology and sales enablement. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing and celebrating diversity, advocating for intentional inclusivity in the workplace and beyond. Hang's story is not just about survival but also about leveraging adversity to drive positive change and embracing one's unique background to impact others.
LI #: www.linkedin.com/in/hangwithhang
Her Story: Success with an Immigrant's Tenacity (12 min video)
IG #: @hang_with_hang
Jeff, Your interview with Dr. Leaf was quite simply life altering. I won’t be the same after hearing you both unpack ideas and research that was understandable and impactful. This touches every area of life. What a blessing you are to so many. Keep walking in obedience and know your work is making a difference for His Kingdom!
Neuroscience in plain English, but more importantly, how it can contribute to results in business.
6 Cognitive Bias’
Excellent info, For future podcasts, I would like to see or hear more specific examples how to overcome these bias”. Mark Delton