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401 | Guest Serena Dyksen: A Journey From Broken to Healed
401 | Guest Serena Dyksen: A Journey From Broken to Healed
How is fear holding you back from getting the healing you need?
Today on the podcast, we’ve got special guest Serena Dyksen with us. Serena is a published author, speaker, coach as well as a Next Level Life participant. She’ll be sharing her journey from brokenness to healing, the struggles that made her grow, and how She Found His Grace, the title of her latest book - is available on Amazon by clicking this link.
In this episode, Serena and I talk about:
Fear and pain
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On today’s podcast you’ll discover the courage you need to move past fear and find freedom!
400: Seth Godin on Discovering Your Creative Practice
400 | Seth Godin Interview
Joining me on the podcast today is entrepreneur, best-selling author, and speaker Seth Godin.
We have a GREAT conversation together that you won’t want to miss! You’ll discover some crazy-practical insight as Seth and I discuss:
the cost of creativity
the value of good work
and finding happiness in life
Part of the toxic myth is this thing about authenticity, which is, "Be who you are, do what you want, and things will follow." And that makes a really fine aphorism. But it doesn't actually hold up, if you examine it. In fact, the most reliable way to have a happy life is to make the commitment to like what you do.
You’ll find our conversation inspiring, as well as thought-provoking, as Seth unpacks some of important life-learnings like: how he compares creativity to learning to ride a bike!
Nobody's born knowing how to ride, and the art of learning to ride a bicycle is simply about sticking around long enough that you get over the falling part.
I know today’s episode will shine a ray of light and inspiration onto the road ahead of you!
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399: The Art of Gaining Perspective II
How many of you were just itching to push the “reset” button on last year? Or maybe even “fast-forward” past 2020 altogether? Well, we’re finally here!
While I can’t promise you better circumstances this year, I can tell you that your experience of life can definitely be better - if you want it to.
On today’s podcast, we’re breaking down “perspective-gathering” to a practical level, so we can gain more clarity, enjoy deeper relationships, and actually enjoy our lives more.
→ What?! Chris, you’re saying that if I just change my perspective, I can enjoy a better life?!
The short answer is YES! Why? Our attitude towards ourselves, other people, and circumstances all determine how we will experience those things.
Here’s what I know to be true, the greater perspective that we have:
the better decision-making we have,
the better relationships we have,
the less need for control,
the less need for protecting ourselves,
the less need for building up walls,
the less need for feeling like somebody is on the attack
In this episode, I’m going to show you how to slow down, gain better perspective, and (with that perspective) get the most out of your circumstances and relationships.
398: Healthy Leaders Pour Into Others
There is a tendency among leaders today, anybody with responsibility really, to focus on themselves to the detriment of those around them. One reason for this is that responsibility can feel like a weight on your shoulders, and helping others along the way can feel a little daunting!
Nobody wants to end up overwhelmed, and yet healthy leaders eventually learn a trade secret. An unhealthy self-focus might just be what’s holding you back from growing as a leader, not to mention really growing others and leading them well. So, how do we break out of this cycle?
I’ve spent decades learning to lead myself, so I can effectively lead others. Let me walk you down the same path that I’ve walked. On today’s show, you’ll discover:
*How to get healthy, so that you can pour into others
*How to get your relationships into right order of priority
*How to get your focus off of you, so you can help others
Blog Post and show notes: https://chrislocurto.com/healthy-leaders-pour-into-others/
Next-Level Life: https://chrislocurto.com/nextlevellife/
Next-Level Leadership Live Event: https://store.chrislocurto.com/next-level-leadership-event/
397: Preparing Your Heart For The Holidays
Today on the show we're talking about managing the stress of the holiday season. I'll give you some practical advice and solid encouragement for dealing with the various family, home and travel stresses that you're going to encounter this week and next. We'll talk about:
1) What NOT to do.
2) What you should do.
3) And, what's in it for you!
You can do more than just "survive" the season that we're in. You can actually thrive right now where you are, and come out on the other side of this season having gained greater perspective, richer relationships, and more peace than you thought possible.
But, first, we've got to prepare our hearts, and that's what we'll do together on today's show.
396: An Inside Look: Helping Your Leadership Team Succeed
Leader, this is how you know whether or not your leadership team is going to succeed: each team member must have and maintain a teachable mindset.
"Each person can choose to take tough conversations as pressure and become self-protective, even prideful, and start to fight with each other. Or, they can use those tough conversations to grow, because they want to be better - each one wants to learn and grow together as a unified team."
Today on the podcast we’ve got a little twist for you: we continue to explore developing your leadership team, but this time I get to interview my own leaders!
We’re going to tackle some tough questions like:
- what are leaders missing by not investing (their time, resources, quality communication, etc.) in their own leadership teams?
- How do you know when a leader isn't cut out for the leadership team, or when they shouldn’t even be a leader at all?
- And what are the major challenges to maintaining high levels of quality communication within the team (and how to resolve those challenges)?
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Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Chris does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
What can I do for me?
Love the concept of QBQ and thank you for the time in recognizing what our responsibilities are as individuals to impact our direct reports, children and peers. What or how can I be a better person in any situation?