Yesterday was an amazing day which culminated in meeting a networking legend because of networking. Ooohhh the irony!
A few weeks ago I got a LinkedIn message from a connection I had not stayed in contact with. Andrea Adams-Miller is a publicist for Red Carpet (We meet at a James Malinchak event 5 yrs ago) and one of her clients is a radio show called Amplified with Ken Rochon. She asked if I would consider being on the show to talk about the work I do in leadership and I agreed.
One week ago today, she and Ken were in Dallas for Erik Swanson's event Habitude Warrior Conference and I was available to drive them from the airport to the hotel and we had dinner with my wife on the way.
5 days later Ken and I are driving to Austin when... 😁 watch the video of you want the rest.
Your Host of AMPlified with Ken Rochon (The Umbrella Syndicate) and co-host & producer Andrea Adams-Miller (The RED Carpet Connection) bedazzle you this day with two talented and wise CEO's J Loren Norris, Leading Leaders, & Bryon Stephens, The Excellence Leadership Institute.
Listen LIVE and to REPLAYS at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2501/amplified
Connect. Connect. Connect. Respect and connect.
Why should you bother building relationships with people who are not like you? Why bother building relationships with people who can offer you nothing?
Too often I hear people say “I am not going to waste my time with...” and they list a TYPE of person whom they deem unworthy of their attention.
I also hear people say, “I can’t be bothered with someone who hasn’t already succeeded where I want to succeed.” Maybe that’s about age, education level or accomplishment. Maybe it’s just about pride!!
Leaders must be humble enough to learn from anyone. They must be wise enough to to who they are learning from, but humble enough to learn anyway.
So CONNECT with people of all walks, all ages, all races and religions with an open mind, and open heart and RESPECT.
YOU MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING!
StoryPower is critical on your path to success.
Join the movement to begin rewriting your story.
Would you be shocked if I told you the puzzle company knows what the picture is on the puzzle inside the box?
Would you shocked if I told you your life script is more like a MadLibs with millions of blanks to be filled in by you?
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I also believe, choice is a decision made by individuals which carries a huge weight of consequence and therefore must be exercised with caution, conscience and maturity.
We don’t allow a toddler to decide what’s for breakfast or when to drive the family car. We don’t encourage a loved one to operate a motor vehicle while under impaired judgement. These are maturity based limited choices.
Leaders also have an obligation to limit choices, WITHOUT limiting free will. Realistically offering, genuine options which are well within the scope of the chooser to be employed wisely.
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Sometimes what you need is different perspective. It’s not JUST what you’re looking at, it’s the way you’re looking at it.
Comics, comedians and great communicators have a “different way of seeing things.”
Dr. Caroline Leaf calls it the MPA - multiple perspective advantage - a simple wiring mechanism in the human mind.
Comedian Michael Jr. says he sees things seven different ways because he grew up with dyslexia.
We all have the ability to see things differently and we should use it.
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Is it the failure of the “goal setting process” or the failure of the “goal achieving process”?
Many people make a decision to commit!
They stop short of making a commitment to that decision.
Commitment is the key. Consistency in the small and daily tasks toward any goal will eventually payoff.
Most of us have a dream or a hope or a wish which we call a goal. We muddle through life expecting this “thing” to happen to us or for us or to simply show up one day.
However, if we were asked to audit our activities over the last 24 or 48 hours there would be no identifiable concerted effort toward that goal. If we look back in earnest, it may have been days, weeks or even months since the idea of the dream came to mind and as yet, it isn’t even written down somewhere. That’s not commitment!
If you want it, you must believe three things:
1. it’s possible
2. you’re worthy and
3. It’s going to happen.
Then you need to act as if these three are true by committing to behavior, choices and daily activity which make the goal more a reality every day.
DO SOMETHING TODAY WHICH REMINDS YOUR GOAL YOU ARE IN HOT PURSUIT.
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Would people define you by the music you listen to? Can you tell when music alters your mood, personality or character?
Do you choose music based on the task at hand?
See. You know for a fact music alters your mood, your concentration level, your emotional state, your memory and your level of learning, retention and recall.
“Leadership is influence nothing more and nothing less.” John C Maxwell.
Music is a leader in your life!!! Where is it Leading you?!?
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Peg moments are those times in life when other people have used verbal elephant training to tie you to your past. You don’t have to accept their pegs.
An elephant is trained from birth with a single peg. Throughout life each of us will likely receive dozens if not hundreds of pegs from other people. These “verbal pegs” come in the form of criticism, judgment, accusations and condemnation.
When someone judges your talent as a seedling against someone else’s at full maturity rather than seeing it as potential, the might peg you as a failure.
When someone declares you to be “just like ________” (insert name of someone hateful or unappreciated) the might peg you as an outcast.
When someone cannot see your positive attributes, your character strengths and your willingness to do good, they might peg you as a waste of time.
You are free to pull up those pegs and move on without them.
Leaders should work hard to not place pegs in the lives of their followers or team. They should also be on guard to help pull up any pegs which are revealed.
This episode is also a segment in the course Live A More Excellent Life - Learn more at jlorennorris.com/live
Why does the teacher ONLY come when the student is ready?? And how do they even know the student is ready?
Have you ever heard someone say, perhaps yourself say, “I ain’t even tryin’ to hear that!”
Or “Who do you think you are to tell me anything? You don’t know me!”
Or “Who died and made you boss?”
Those are all expressions from people who struggle to learn. Not like a learning disability but more like a learning inability due to unwillingness.
If the teacher has not yet “shown up” in your life, it is time to ask yourself if you are ready to submit yourself and be the student, regardless who the teacher is for this season.
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