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The Chris LoCurto Show is about you! Chris shares vital information to help you grow your leadership, your business, and your life. Each weekly episode is packed with tools that cause you to look at leadership and life in a different way, and focus on what really matters: people. Chris teaches practical, easy insights that will help you improve your leadership...your team...your business...you. To dive into what I do, visit http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com

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The Chris LoCurto Show is about you! Chris shares vital information to help you grow your leadership, your business, and your life. Each weekly episode is packed with tools that cause you to look at leadership and life in a different way, and focus on what really matters: people. Chris teaches practical, easy insights that will help you improve your leadership...your team...your business...you. To dive into what I do, visit http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com

    413 | Guest MaryBeth Fortner: Her Journey As a Wife and Mother

    413 | Guest MaryBeth Fortner: Her Journey As a Wife and Mother

    413 | Guest MaryBeth Fortner: Her Journey As a Wife and Mother

    Continuing our focus on Taking the Lead in Parenting this month, I’m joined in this episode by long-time friend and former colleague MaryBeth Fortner. As you might’ve guessed, not only is she a good friend, but she’s also the wife of our Leadership Development VP, Joel Fortner!

    Around here MaryBeth’s claim to fame is being the ONLY person to ever make ME cry while I was leading them through our Next-Level Life process! :-)

    Today, we’ll dig into some of the tough topics that we brought up in the last episode, dealing with the baggage that we all bring into our leadership and parenting styles (e.g. things like self-worth, fear of failure, and taking personal responsibility for our families).

    We’ll build on the concept that we’re not just raising kids, we’re raising adults by:

    Becoming a more confident parent and spouse
    Pushing through inner struggles and insecurities
    Learning to be vulnerable with our kids ourselves

    You’ll take away more than just a few tips and tricks on leading your kids well; you’ll also get great insight on how to stay on the same page with your spouse as you lead together in a unified direction. Don’t miss this vulnerable, encouraging, and lighthearted episode!

    Enjoy the conversation!
    Chris

    Resources & Links

    Referenced podcasts:
    https://chrislocurto.com/412-what-parenting-leadership-have-in-common/
    https://chrislocurto.com/parenting-in-the-social-media-age/

    • 1 hr 12 min
    412 | What Parenting & Leadership Have in Common

    412 | What Parenting & Leadership Have in Common

    Hey folks! There’s no one size fits all approach to being a parent at home or a leader in the workplace. But, these two roles actually have a lot in common. Both are focused on leading others to grow, stretch and become something more than they currently are.

    In today’s diverse, multi-functional work and life culture, we need all the help we can get to stay balanced and focused. The truth is that many parents have never been taught how to lead their family well. They struggle with root system issues, and end up making the same mistakes their parents did.

    How many times have you heard, or you may have been the person that says,
    "Oh, I'm not going to be like my parents. I'm going to be completely different than my parents." And then you know, 10, 20 years later, you say, "Oh, my gosh, I’ve become my parent."

    Likewise, leaders get promoted to a position over others, and follow in the same pattern they’ve been exposed to. In both cases, there are things we can change that’ll help us grow in our role. I’m going to share three PRO TIPS for parents and leaders to succeed at home and the office.

    Check it out!
    Chris

    Resources & Links:
    Ep 402 “The Leadership Success Path”
    https://soundcloud.com/chrislocurto/the-leadership-success-path

    • 52 min
    411 | Q1 - Pause and Reflect (Vulnerable Learnings From Our Failures)

    411 | Q1 - Pause and Reflect (Vulnerable Learnings From Our Failures)

    Q1 - Pause and Reflect (Vulnerable Learnings From Our Failures)
    “Vulnerable Learnings From Our Failures”
    Hey folks!
    We’re ending this first quarter of 2021 on a positive note. How’s that? We’re talking about failure. I can hear you now… “Chris, what’s so positive about failure?!” Here’s the deal, failure is a positive thing for those who learn from their mistakes and choose to improve.
    Where failure is concerned, “if we’re not learning, we’re losing the opportunity”. All of us fail; all of us make mistakes. But remember, you’re only a failure if you choose to be; that is, if you choose not to learn.
    Learning from other people’s failures is a best-case scenario: a real win-win-win!
    On this week’s episode, the coaches of the Poimen Group come together for a once-a-quarter discussion. This time around, they reflect on their own failures, mistakes and misfires of the first three months of this year.
    Today, you’ll discover the process of how Chris, Heather and Joel use failure to grow themselves, their teams, and their families!
    Resources & Links
    iThese podcasts were referenced:
    https://chrislocurto.com/battling-fear-of-failure/
    https://chrislocurto.com/405-you-dont-have-as-much-willpower-as-you-might-think/ 
    https://chrislocurto.com/408-you-dont-have-as-much-willpower-as-you-might-think-ii/
    https://chrislocurto.com/406-what-good-is-a-kra/
    https://chrislocurto.com/407-michael-hyatt-win-at-work-and-succeed-at-life/

    • 59 min
    410 | Guest John Lee Dumas: The Common Path To Uncommon Success

    410 | Guest John Lee Dumas: The Common Path To Uncommon Success

    410: John Lee Dumas: The Common Path To Uncommon Success
    Have you ever wished that the path to freedom and fulfillment was just a little more clear?
    My friend John Lee Dumas, host of the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast, has interviewed over 3,000 highly successful people to find out exactly how they made their success happen.
    His new book releases this month explaining the common path that they took to their uncommon success, and today he joins us on the show!
    The book is called, The Common Path to Uncommon Success. [Click here to check it out.]
    John Lee says, I remember reading this quote from Einstein, “Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” And I realized, Well, of course I’m not finding success; it’s because I’m not being valuable to others! That’s when things first began to change for me!
    You’ll gain insight as we discuss how to be a person of value to others, what all the struggle is good for as you head toward your dreams, and the benefits of persevering where others don’t.
    Here’s a link to John Lee Dumas’ website where you can find lots of great bonuses when you pick up his book. I know you’ll be excited and encouraged as he guides you along the path!
    Resources & Links
    https://uncommonsuccessbook.com/

    • 32 min
    409 | Three Things Every Leader Must Do Before 2022, Part 1

    409 | Three Things Every Leader Must Do Before 2022, Part 1

    The Three Things Every Leader Must Do Before 2022!
    On today’s episode, you - the business owner and the business leader - are going to gain laser focus on what you need to have in place before the end of this year.
    Why? Well, how many of you remember 2020? It wasn’t that long ago, and it wasn’t much fun!
    Now, a lot of our clients, the overwhelming majority, did not get hit that hard in 2020. In fact, a few of them have said they had their best year ever! How is that? Because they were focused on the right things, and they weathered the Covid storm well, making only a few small pivots.
    I can’t tell you how the rest of this year is going to go. But, I can tell you what you need to have in place so that you don't get hit sideways, again, should COVID or something worse happen!
    This topic is so important to your business that we’re going to spend two episodes on this subject, and I want to hint at the first point right here:
    Leaders have to plan strategically. But, in order to do so, they first need to take an accurate survey of where they stand. This is a crucial part of good strategy planning, but it’s also something that most leaders are loath to do.
    Why? Fear and the lack of healthy accounting processes (a subject all its own - and one that we’re going to tackle later this year). So, let me help you today to get over that fear and start pressing into setting a successful strategy for your future!

    Resources & Links
    https://chrislocurto.com/406-what-good-is-a-kra/

    Good to Great: Why Some Leaders Make the Leap...and Others Don't, by James Collins:
    https://amzn.to/2OBT9jG

    Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson:
    https://amzn.to/3lpwvqS

    • 40 min
    408 | You Don't Have As Much Willpower As You Might Think II

    408 | You Don't Have As Much Willpower As You Might Think II

    Willpower is a limited resource that’s easily depleted. What can you do to replenish it? What fuels the self-control and gratification centers of the brain?
    Today on the show, you’ll discover what makes willpower tick, how it gets depleted and what you can do about it! But, consider this as we get started:
    Learning what my true worth is, learning how to actually handle situations when my worth is tanking, learning how to handle situations when I'm struggling with something, learning the tools to actually walk through those situations. That's what's going to change you, that's what's going to help you.
    When you lose self-worth, you are way more likely to lose willpower!
    When you are strong with your self-worth, your willpower is strong.
    When you know your worth, then you don’t have the same reactions - cognitively - to situations that would normally deplete your willpower.
    You may not have as much willpower as you might think, but you do have deeper resources to strengthen your resolve! Consider these things as you move through your day.
    Choosing joy helps to improve your mood, which increases your willpower. The right motivation can help us persevere, because it allows us to endure suffering.
    Where are you wrestling with a lack of worth today? Where can you start choosing joy instead of complaining?
    Resources & Links
    And download this one-page overview of Willpower, published by the American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/topics/willpower-conclusion.pdf

    • 37 min

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A Must Listen to Show!

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Empowering, insightful and actionable! 🔥

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!

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