Too many people are not realizing their full potential.
Too many entrepreneurs see the success and life they want painfully just out of reach.
Too many s****y leaders are holding their business and teams hostage.
This is not right and the Upward Spiral aims to correct this.
Cody Strate and Davin Marceau bring an unapologetic edge to tackling tough issues that hold people, entrepreneurs, and businesses back from reaching their full potential. Their approach is professional, polished, funny, and completely free of bull shit. Ego is the enemy and there is strength in vulnerability.
Join the Upward Spiral podcast where Cody and Davin share life lessons, discuss the hard topics, and bear it all in search for greater truths.
A WORD OF CAUTION | We are not for everybody, and that’s the point.
High Performance Mindset: Crossroads - Who We Are & Who This Is For
In this episode of The Upward Spiral Podcast, Cody Strate and Davin Marceau present another installment of “The Updraft”. People today have very different expectations of their leaders than they did a decade ago. They want to work for someone they feel they know well and trust. They don’t expect perfection; they expect honesty and openness. These people have been immersed in social media for most of their working lives and sharing who you are and what you care about is all part of it. Especially now that the lines between people’s private and professional lives are blurred, you can’t really get away with putting on a different persona for work — not if you want to connect with others in a meaningful way.
Authentic leaders know this. They openly face their gifts and strengths as well as their vulnerabilities and development challenges. They know themselves well. They don’t try to be someone they’re not, no matter the environment or circumstances. And through their own authenticity, they make it safe for others to be themselves at work, too. So we find ourselves at a crossroads, put on our best “corporate” voice, ditch the expletives and go “safe” - or be ourselves, be authentic and know we’re not for everyone?
High Performance Mindset: Necessary Endings
In this episode of The Upward Spiral Podcast, Cody Strate and Davin Marceau present another installment of “The Updraft”. They will present a topic about closing certain chapters of our lives, breaking away from toxic relationships and moving forward– necessary endings.
Coming from the fact that people are social creatures, breaking away from the tribe and social pattern are extremely difficult and scary. Recognizing the fire markers and ending uneasy personal or professional relationships give access to more growth, more fulfillments, and more passion in life.
High Performance Mindset: 3 Leadership Lessons Of What Not To Do From The Presidential Election
In this episode of The Upward Spiral Podcast, Cody Strate and Davin Marceau present another installment of “The Updraft”. They will tackle leadership lessons that made their company a shining example about what collaboration and tearing down walls and silos can do to businesses.
Having their fair share of experience and lessons learned, Cody and Davin will present the hallmarks of a good leader - the facets that bring people the truth, the level of steadiness, and reassurance at the time of extremely chaotic situations.
High Performance Mindset: Therapy, You Need It Now, You Just Don't Know It.
Despite Davin’s character as ironclad, an Army Ranger, and a tough guy with a great mindset, he will share the difficult process of breaking his armored shell and actually admit that he needs to get some therapy.
Coming to a point where they both need to get therapy, Cody and Davin will point out two powerful thoughts:
Do it now before you need it.
You need it now, you just don't know it.
High Performance Mindset: Difficult Choices & Big Life Lessons
It is ironic that when you’ve finally arrived and spent your time on top of the heap, you lost the true essence of innate deeply seated happiness. What should have been important no longer became important. It became about the maintenance of that type of lifestyle. Life is a journey of living every moment with love, happiness, and gratitude.
The Updraft Episode 10 | Must-Read Books for High Performers
In this episode of The Upward Spiral Podcast, Cody Strate and Davin Marceau present another installment of “The Updraft”. Davin asks Cody to provide a list of books that are must-reads for anyone trying to get a performance edge in life. Cody and Davin talk extensively about Story Brand and how it provided a foundational shift for our company in the context of marketing, sales, pricing, market position, etc. Cody and Davin also speak extensively on the tenets of negotiations presented by Chris Voss and how they’ve utilized it in both their personal and professional lives.