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Work From Your Happy Place is the podcast that equips you with the tools, know-how, and motivation to live your dreams and find your happy place. Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Podcaster, Belinda Ellsworth brings you conversations with others who have found their happy place in work and in life.

Work From Your Happy Place with Belinda Ellsworth Belinda Ellsworth

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 287 Ratings

Work From Your Happy Place is the podcast that equips you with the tools, know-how, and motivation to live your dreams and find your happy place. Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant and Podcaster, Belinda Ellsworth brings you conversations with others who have found their happy place in work and in life.

    What makes a Good Leader with Bob Tiede

    What makes a Good Leader with Bob Tiede

    Bob Tiede is an accomplished leadership expert, author, and blogger who has served on the leadership team of Cru for fifty years.

    Bob Tiede has been helping people work from their happy place for a decade. His Leading with Questions approach teaches leaders to be "serial askers" instead of "serial teller." By doing so, leaders discover barriers to progress and workflow issues while fostering a healthier, more productive workplace. Thanks, as always, for your time.

    Ten years ago, Bob Tiede stumbled upon the book that changed his life: Power Questions by Jerold Pans and Andrew Sobel. After reading about the value of asking questions, and thinking about his 40 years as a leader, he had an epiphany: He had spent his entire professional life as a benevolent dictator, “telling” instead of asking in his personal and professional life.

    Eager to share his knowledge, Bob started a blog, Leading with Questions (see the press kit here). Nine years and more than one thousand blog posts later, Bob has connected thousands of leaders, and published four eBooks (translated into several languages that he gives away for free. His salt-of-the-earth, generous, no-nonsense style has enabled him to forge connections with people worldwide, from all walks of life, and to be a change agent for the good of leaders anywhere and everywhere.

    Bob is a graduate of the University of South Dakota who has amassed a following from top-tier leaders and others as a plain-speaking change-agent, reminding leaders to focus on asking questions instead of feeling like they need to have all the answers.

    Bob grew up on a farm in a close-knit family and became involved at a young age in the Christian student movement that is now Cru.
    


    Episode Summary -

    Just because someone has been in the workplace for many years, it doesn’t mean they are a good leader. Even getting a promotion doesn’t necessarily make them an excellent leader.

    In order to become a great leader, you need to acquire good leadership skills; leadership is not about just delegating tasks. A good leader impacts their company’s performance as a whole by expertly encouraging their team to perform at their optimum strength.

    A good leader knows how to value and motivate every team member to be their best. That ensures employees who are happy, productive, and well connected with the company’s objective.

    In this episode, Bob Tiede shares some valuable tips on how you can develop your leadership skills by asking better questions.

    “A good leader knows the strengths of every team member.”


    Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
    [02:06] Bob shares his background story and discusses the importance of developing next-generation leaders.
    [04:43] Bob shares tips on becoming a great leader.
    [08:03] Bob talks about his “8-second” rule for improving your listening skills.
    [11:58] Bob talks about the skillsets that have helped him succeed.
    [14:57] Bob shares three ways to have productive team meetings.
    [21:07] Bob talks about his most outstanding accomplishment.
    [23:20] An ongoing challenge that Bob is working on and how he is trying to navigate through it.
    [25:41] What does working from your happy place mean to Bob?
    [27:30] The importance of networking for leaders and how to master your networking skills.
    [31:34] Bob shares two stories about a Navy Captain and Walt Disney on how they turned around their performance by asking good questions.

    How to Connect with Bob Tiede:
    Website - https://leadingwithquestions.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LeadingWithQuestions/
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/bobtiede
    LinkedIn - a...

    • 40 min
    “Mastering your Craft Series” Part 5 – Believe in Yourself

    “Mastering your Craft Series” Part 5 – Believe in Yourself

    This Five-part series talks about how you can get what you want and be the best version of yourself.
    Part 1 – I shared an overview of the “mastering your craft” triangle and how you can create a triangle for yourself.
    Part 2 – I shared strategies on how to master your talent.
    Part 3 – I talked about the importance of work ethics.
    Part 4 - I have talked about how to alter the art of Networking.

    Episode Summary -

    Most people struggle because of their mindset.

    Of course, skills are essential, but not believing in themselves can be the biggest reason people fail.

    Phrases filled with self-doubt like, “I can’t,” “Not possible,” “I could never succeed at that,” can keep you from growing and keep you stuck.

    There are endless possibilities if you truly believe in yourself have confidence that you can make it.

    In this episode, I talk about the three essential areas for self-belief and how to boost self-confidence.


    “You will never be ready if you don’t show up and put yourself out into the world.”


    Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
    [05:45] What happens when you have self-doubt?
    [07:28] What is self-efficacy, and how can you develop it?
    [09:29] How to boost self-confidence in a social setting, and what strips away people’s self-confidence.
    [15:05] Three areas that are essential to building your self-belief.
    [16:04] What is self-esteem, and how to build yours.
    [18:45] How to build your self-confidence.
    [28:03] What mistake you must avoid that can cause you to miss out on opportunities.



    About the Host -

    Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

    She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.

    Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

    Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.
     

    How to Connect with Belinda:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccess
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stepintosuccess/
    Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com

    • 39 min
    Productivity Hacks for Winning the Week with Demir Bentley

    Productivity Hacks for Winning the Week with Demir Bentley

    Demir Bentley is a productivity expert as well as co-founder of the Lifehack Method. Through his seven-figure productivity company, he serves as head coach, teaching clients hard-hitting efficiency techniques and proven accountability strategies that have helped clients generate millions in revenue while saving thousands of hours. In the past seven years, he’s helped more than 50,000 professionals, including executives from Facebook, Google, Uber and PepsiCo, who want to prevent burnout and create more freedom in their lives.

    Demir's expertise has been highlighted in Forbes, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur and more. His areas of expertise include time management, downsizing and optimizing meetings and self-mastery. Prior to co-founding Lifehack Method, he worked on Wall Street where he figured out how to whittle his 80-hour work week down to two hours a week. He now lives a nomadic lifestyle with his partner and co-founder, Carey, and their two-year-old daughter. They are currently living in Medellin, Colombia.


    Episode Summary -

    If you’re working 60-80 hours a week, it most likely won’t lead to success. In fact, working long hours is a major cause of physical and mental burnout.

    The key to success is switching from working long hours to working fewer, more productive hours.

    By increasing your productivity level, you can actually generate more business and free up time to actually enjoy your life.

    In this episode, Demir Bentley shares some valuable productivity hacks that will help you focus on improving your productivity and reducing your actual work hours, which will in turn increase your effectiveness. He’ll share how to win your week by working only 20-25 hours.


    "Have a plan and walk the plan."


    Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
    [02:12] Demir shares his backstory and how he became a productivity coach.
    [06:40] Demir shares three tips for winning the week.
    [12:50] Demir talks about how to remove your resistance to planning.
    [16:15] Demir talks about his greatest strength.
    [17:44] Demir talks about his 4-Stage Productivity System.
    [21:44] Demir’s most significant accomplishment.
    [23:10] Demir talks about the “happy and poor” “rich and miserable” mindset and how to change it.
    [28:15] Demir talks about his “Spiritual Sales” concept.
    [30:27] An obstacle Demir is facing currently in business and how he is working through it.
    [33:53] What does working from your happy place mean to Demir?
    [35:37] Demir’s piece of advice for becoming a successful entrepreneur.


    How to Connect with Demir Bentley:
    Website - https://lifehackmethod.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/demirandcarey
    Instagram - https://instagram.com/demirandcarey



    About the Host -

    Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

    She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.

    Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

    Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.
     

    How to Connect with Belinda:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccess
    LinkedIn - a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth"...

    • 39 min
    [REBROADCAST] Amy Downs – Survivor, CEO, Triathlete

    [REBROADCAST] Amy Downs – Survivor, CEO, Triathlete

    One of our most popular episodes: Amy Downs is CEO of Allegiance Credit Union (formerly Federal Employees Credit Union) in Oklahoma City, which lost more than half of its employees in the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, the deadliest domestic terror attack in our nation’s history.

    In the years since the bombing, Amy became a mother, lost 200 pounds, competed in an Ironman Triathlon, obtained her MBA, and became CEO of the same credit union that was bombed. Though an inspirational subject in national and local media for more than two decades, Amy’s message has shifted from her survival of the bombing to her radical transformation in the aftermath.

    Amy lives in Oklahoma City and is a frequent speaker across the country.

    • 56 min
    The Non-Traditional Way with Michael Shaw

    The Non-Traditional Way with Michael Shaw

    Surrounded by the Northern Rockies' majestic beauty and rugged wilderness, songwriter Michael Shaw worked as a horseman and wilderness ranger in Western Montana for more than a decade. That unpredictable natural landscape—and the isolation that goes along with it—shapes his debut album, “He Rode On.”

    With a swagger in his vocal and a sharp eye for detail, Shaw brings authenticity to “He Rode On,” as everything he references on the album—from living off the land to cheating death—is rooted in the truth. Shaw’s captivating songwriting can be directly traced to his own experiences in the West. Yet, his stories are universal, whether he’s delivering a rowdy barroom anthem or a meditative song about losing a loved one.


    Episode Summary -

    We often get carried away with what others have done and try to replicate that in our lives.

    But this can never guarantee success and happiness.

    It’s a much better plan to just do what you want to do, something you are passionate about, something which is your inner calling, regardless of what society says and believes.

    Success is achieved when you are working from your happy place.

    In this episode, Michael Shaw shares his inspiring story of how he chose not to pursue a corporate job in a big city after college, unlike most of his friends, and chose instead to become a horseman and live in the mountains. That choice inspired him to become a songwriter and singer.

    “To master your craft, you need to appreciate clear and honest feedback from others.”

    Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
    [02:42] Michael shares his background story and talks about how he became a singer songwriter.
    [11:10] Michael talks about how he navigated from the traditional life to building a life that makes him happy.
    [14:40] How has Michael developed his skills as a professional songwriter?
    [16:57] The most significant accomplishment of which Michael is most proud.
    [20:14] Michael talks about the most difficult time he has faced and how he walked through it.
    [28:05] Michael shares his strategies for engaging with your audience.
    [30:42] How to utilize social media to get the best results.
    [32:30] Michael talks about how he is promoting his new album.
    [36:58] What does working from your happy place mean to Michael?

    How to Connect with Michael Shaw:
    Website - https://michaelshawmusic.com/
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/michaelshawmontana
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/michaelshawmontana/
    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSmagmagvDBXC0b3ahgvbBQ

    Listen to his songs on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3sE78DCX2WhbxYxjzczb41




    About the Host -

    Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

    She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.

    Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

    Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.
     

    How to Connect with Belinda:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccess
    LinkedIn - a...

    • 43 min
    “Mastering your Craft Series” Part 4 – Mastering the Art of Networking


    “Mastering your Craft Series” Part 4 – Mastering the Art of Networking


    This Five-part series talks about how you can get what you want and be the best version of yourself.

    Part 1 - I shared an overview of the “mastering your craft” triangle and how you can create a triangle for yourself.

    Part 2 - I shared strategies on how to master your talent.

    Part 3 - I talked about the importance of work ethics.

    Episode Summary -

    “Your Network is your net worth” is an extremely common quote used in business. The stronger your network, the faster you can grow your business and take it to the next level.

    To build a successful business, "who you know" becomes more crucial than "what you know." Networking for your business can make or break you.

    Here’s how a strong network can help you in business growth:

    You generate new leads - Every time you add a new connection, it opens the door for new business opportunities and referrals.

    It increases your visibility - The more people with whom you connect in your industry, the more people become aware of you, learn about your business, and understand how you can help.

    You get new ideas and perspectives - Every person comes with a different background and expertise; the more you network with new people, the greater your opportunities to collaborate and get new business ideas and insights.

    In this episode, I share strategies for mastering your networking skills and building a strong relationship once you make those valuable connections.

    “Who you know is the foundation for accelerating your career.”

    Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
    [03:38] What misconception do people have about networking?
    [04:27] The definition of networking the magic element of networking.
    [05:57] The five basic rules you must follow to become a good network marketer.
    [10:34] 8 tips to master the art of networking.


    About the Host -

    Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

    She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her "Four Pillars of Success" system.

    Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

    Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.
     

    How to Connect with Belinda:
    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/stepintosuccess
    LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/belindaellsworth
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/stepintosuccess/
    Website - www.workfromyourhappyplace.com

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
287 Ratings

287 Ratings

Mind Power Junkie ,

Couldn’t agree more

Work from your happy place is a podcast that does an awesome job of focusing on how to make work positive. I believe that work is a spiritual endeavor, and this podcast does a great job of illustrating how to do that. Good job!

Deb Browns Apple Stuff ,

I just did not know! A Podcast?

Wow! Finally taking a walk this AM and this podcast hopped on and there I heard Melinda Ellsworth! Our DS guru does podcasts? And interviews? It was a great show with you interviewing Michael Shaw. Of course, I did not know him and had to go scope him out. Great interview. Covered so much. Nice work!
Hey, how’s that guitar thing coming?
My hubs plays a guitar and you are right… it is awesome to be able to play and haul it
Out to make for a sweet tune at the end of the day or to change up a gathering of friends
Will listen for more!

Kristina Lucia ,

Inspired to always strive to work from my happy place

As I write this review, I am at the moment in my present Happy Place. I was referred to this podcast by a networking contact and am so grateful for the guidance. As an entrepreneur, I was immediately drawn in by the stories of the guests. Each guest has a unique story and demonstrated that working from a happy place is listening to your heart and soul and taking a leap of faith. I really enjoy the conversations and learning more about Belinda’s journey as well. These conversations very powerful and thought provoking. There is a wonderful consistency in the interviews while also hearing the unique journey of each guest and how they arrived to the moment of working from their happy place. I look forward to listening to more episodes!

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