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Business Broken to Smokin' Podcast

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Join Lodestone True North's head coach Mark Whitmore as he unearths some wisdom, truths, and hacks, to help you sharpen the saw as you operate your business. And have fun while we help you take your business from Broken to Smokin'!

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Join Lodestone True North's head coach Mark Whitmore as he unearths some wisdom, truths, and hacks, to help you sharpen the saw as you operate your business. And have fun while we help you take your business from Broken to Smokin'!

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English


Episodes

Episode 054 - Deep dive into the 6 types of Working Genius with Preston True, Part 2 of 2

10/10/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and business coach Preston True https://www.gettpafit.com/ continue their convo on the 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni. About Preston: After 25 years of managing and owning entrepreneurial businesses, Preston has lived through some of the brightest days and darkest nights. He’s learned owning and operating a business requires a new level of fitness well beyond the day you started it. The stamina required to scale rocky peaks, navigate dark valleys and reach your pinnacle is not achieved without the right people, purpose, playbook and performance. 0:00 Intro 3:49 Book reference - Drive by Daniel Pink 7:40 The 3 Stages of Work 17:35 Walk thru this practically Can take the assessment at www.workinggenius.com Takes about 10 minutes for about $25 each Assemble into a Team Map 21:51 Talk about pairing this assessment up with Kolbe, StrengthsFinder, or Enneag

Duration:00:50:00

Episode 053 Interview with Preston True, Part 1 of 2. Deep dive into the 6 Types of Working Genius

10/3/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and business coach Preston True https://www.gettpafit.com/ take a deep dive into the 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni. About Preston: After 25 years of managing and owning entrepreneurial businesses, Preston has lived through some of the brightest days and darkest nights. He’s learned owning and operating a business requires a new level of fitness well beyond the day you started it. The stamina required to scale rocky peaks, navigate dark valleys and reach your pinnacle is not achieved without the right people, purpose, playbook and performance. 0:00 Intro 3:01 Shoutout to Mammoth Distilling in Michigan https://mammothdistilling.com 5:44 Documentary called “Neat: The Story of Bourbon” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7109844/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 6:27 Movie references: Lawless https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212450/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk Fury https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2713180/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk Greatest Game Ever Played https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0388980/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk Peanut Butter Falcon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4364194/?ref_=ext_shr_lnk 10:56 How did you get started with The 6 Types of Working Genius? https://www.workinggenius.com 15:15 Shoutout to David Quick! https://helpingbulls.com (we were trying to come up with Christopher Guest’s name) 15:40 Previous episodes with David Quick: Episode 046: https://youtu.be/5k0R15meraU Episode 047: https://youtu.be/twgHQscptn0 17:00 “One of the most important characteristics of a leader is self-awareness” 18:12 Broken into 3 groups: Working Genius, Working Competency, and Working Frustration 21:25 Understanding your role in a project context… Joy plus Fulfillment equals Productivity 23:29 The 6 Types of Working Genius, spells the word “WIDGET” WonderInventionDiscernmentGalvanizingEnablementTenacity 31:17 Working Genius is really all about productivity… 31:48 Reference to 3 signs of a miserable job by Patrick Lencioni 35:53 How do you measure self-awareness in someone? 40:35 How often have you seen someone not receptive to that convo?**Credits** **Credits** Music - Push by Matchbox Twenty Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/43:37 Quote from the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely - “Money as it turns out, is very often the most expensive way to motivate people…”

Duration:00:46:49

Episode 052 PART 3 - Interview with Joshua Pietrocini: Part 3 of 3

9/19/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and Joshua Pietrocini (VP of Operations at TTx https://www.ttx-inc.com/ ) continue their discussion about the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely. 0:00 Intro 0:28 Why’d you pick up this book “Predictably Irrational” ? 4:10 Garden of Eden ideas 4:55 Our behavior is irrational, but it’s predictable… 12:04 Why would you tell someone to read this book? 13:32 Book Reference - Jordon Peterson 12 Rules of Life 27:04 Expectations… 27:37 “The Matthew Principle” - Jordan Peterson 28:43 Pump The Brakes tool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExqKYh4kzxM&t=0s 30:45 Procrastination groups from chapter 7 37:39 Guardrails in your life, like the bucket budget… 42:25 Money quote from chapter 4 45:10 Quote from the book Drive by Daniel Pink ** Credits** Music - Burning Down The House by Talking Heads Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:49:39

Episode 051: Interview with Joshua Pietrocini: Part 2 of 3

9/12/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and Joshua Pietrocini (VP of Operations at TTx https://www.ttx-inc.com/ ) continue their discussion about project management, some personality assessments including Predictive Index and Culture Index, and a few things all of these type of assessments don’t show or measure. 0:00 Intro 0:30 What are you looking for in a project manager? 11:25 Predictive Index assessment – https://www.predictiveindex.com/ 14:22 Culture Index – https://www.cultureindex.com - Links to David Quick interview episodes on Culture Index: - Episode 046: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-046-interview-with-david-quick-part-1-of-2/ - Episode 047: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-047-interview-with-david-quick-part-2-of-2/ 16:15 Book Reference – The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni 17:07 What these assessments don’t show or measure… - Work ethic - Grit - Character - Value system - Chemistry - How someone handles pressure 33:20 Talk about the core values at TTx - People Focused - FILO – First In Last Out - Elite - All about the flag - Eyes wide open 42:39 “Act Your Wage” 46:32 “Restaurateur” – a person who owns and manages a restaurant. Book reference – Setting the Table by Danny Meyer “Business, like life, is all about how you make people feel. It’s that simple, and it’s that hard.” ― Danny Meyer 53:41 Shoutout to Brandon Kenney, CEO of TTx ** Credits** Music - Burning Down The House by Talking Heads Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:54:19

Episode 050 PART 1 - Interview with Joshua Pietrocini: Part 1 of 3

9/5/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and Joshua Pietrocini (VP of Operations at TTx https://www.ttx-inc.com/ ) discuss the book Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely, and a lot about project management. 0:00 Intro 5:19 Reference to Dune by Frank Herbert, audio book George Goodell reader https://hdaudiobooks.com/audiobook-dune/ 10:52 Reference to 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni and shoutout to Preston True 14:27 A little bit of history about Joshua and his role at TTx… 16:16 Struggling with Project Management… 19:32 “You’re managing timelines, expectations, tasks, schedules, communication, risks, creating . But you’re leading people.” 20:17 Kan Ban and reference to the book – 2 Second Lean by Paul Akers 21:44 Talk about the different ways to organize Trello or Kan Ban 28:44 Book reference – American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman 31:33 What would you recommend as resources for project managers? The 5 major phases of any project: 38:37 Different types of methodologies 44:19 (Freaking cool smoke ring!) 49:59 AAR tool https://youtu.be/YScRIF5Pm-A 54:26 “Latch” acronym used during an interview LATCH 56:16 Joshua’s 5 desert island movies: 1:07:52 Reference to Rick Beato https://www.youtube.com/@RickBeato Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: (Make sure you click on Subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes!) YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:01:11:54

Episode 049 Interview with Jeremy Lile: Part 2 of 2

8/22/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews Jeremy Lile, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Leadership. https://www.htohleadership.org/ Their discussion includes an overview of using the Enneagram in business, CliftonStrengths, and more! 0:00 Intro 0:23 What’s your take on DISC? 11:37 Book reference - Excellence Dividend by Tom Peters 17:12 Change strategy formula… 1. D + V + F is greater than R. 2. D = Current levels of dissatisfaction. 3. V = Shared vision of a better future. 4. F = First steps in direction of new vision. 5. R = Resistance to change. Beckhard, Richard, and Reuben T Harris. (1987). Organizational Transitions. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley Pub. Co., 1987. Print. 20:57 Reference to The Flywheel - Jim Collins 22:46 What 3 assessments would you use? * Enneagram * Clifton Strengths * Leadership Circle Profile 29:20 Reference to Alec Broadfoot in episode 044 • Episode 044 Interview with Alec Broad... 35:16 Book reference - Think Again by Adam Grant 35:53 Personal guiding principles, core values, character 38:29 Any hacks on checking on character? 40:55 Reference Ted Talk “Doing Core Values” 41:05 Shoutout to Josh Gordon at Full Spectrum Marketing https://www.fsm.agency/ 42:44 Book reference - Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni 42:08 Book reference - Grit by Angela Duckworth Our past episodes on Grit: Part 1: • Episode 027 Book Club: Grit by Angela... Part 2: • Episode 028 Book Club: Grit by Angela... Part 3: • Episode 029- Book Club: Grit by Angel... Part 4: • Episode 030- Book Club: Grit by Angel... 46:40 Hungry Humble Smart Venn diagram from Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni https://lodestonetruenorth.com/book/t... 51:30 Book reference - Top Grading by Bradford Smart 52:35 Mark’s Recruiting Flywheel tool 55:10 “A” Players bring tremendous return on investment 1:03:38 Your top 5 desert island books * Surprised by Hope by N.T. Wright * Kingdom Calling by Amy Sherman * The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann * The Road to Character by David Brooks * Leadership From The Inside Out by Kevin Cashman 1:15:50 Reference - International Justice Mission *Credits* Music - Head Games by Foreigner Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:01:21:52

Episode 048 Interview with Jeremy Lile: Part 1 of 2

8/15/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews Jeremy Lile, Executive Director of Heart to Heart Leadership. https://www.htohleadership.org/ Their discussion includes an overview of using the Enneagram in business, CliftonStrengths, and more! Jeremy’s passion is to help people discover and deploy their purpose. For over 15 years, he has coached dozens of individuals and teams to live out their core values. He believes that the foundational skills that come from the inner life have the most potential to inspire people in the work they do. In addition to leading organizational growth as the Executive Director, Jeremy enjoys facilitating The Enneagram, Leadership from Within, Appreciative Inquiry, and StrengthsFinder for Heart to Heart. Through his experience in pastoral ministry and organizational development, Jeremy has spoken at retreats and events, facilitated numerous small groups, organized community engagement, and lead small teams on missions around the country and world. Jeremy is married to the love of his life Christy and they have four children. When he’s not working for Heart to Heart, Jeremy is also the lead pastor and visionary for City Hope Akron, a grassroots church and community development organization committed to serving people in West Akron. Jeremy has a B.A. in Psychology from Taylor University and a Master’s of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is also certified in Appreciative Inquiry, the MBTI and The Enneagram in the Heart to Heart Way. He serves on the board of the International Institute of Akron, the advisory board of the Institute for Leadership Advancement at the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration, the committee for Leadership Akron’s “Shift Akron”, and as a host at The Landing open choice food pantry at Akron Christian Reformed Church. Jeremy is a graduate of Leadership Akron’s Signature Class 34, a recipient of the Greater Akron Chamber’s “30 for the Future” award, a recipient of the University of Akron’s EX[L] Center “Community Champion” award, and the 2019 recipient of the NSME Akron/Canton’s “Outstanding Community Leader” award. 0:00 Intro 4:12 The Heart To Heart way (Look within, lead beyond)… 9:52 What are some of the outcomes with Heart to Heart or what does it look like when the needle moves for a leader? 17:11 What sort of assessment is around EQ? 18:40 Enneagram reference 20:46 Enneagram summary 22:08 What is your go to for taking the Enneagram? https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/rheti?gclid=CjwKCAjw_aemBhBLEiwAT98FMsycB7x2A1KIZLWJB80nI8zXbKUsaYCdFGMNTuyJAXY6_iZLr_pOnxoCWwUQAvD_BwE 25:12 Where did the enneagram come from? 26:17 Reference to Ginger Lapid-Bogda https://theenneagraminbusiness.com 27:54 What’s next steps after taking the enneagram assessment? 29:05 Book reference - What type of a leader are you by Ginger Lapid-Bagda 34:32Summary of the nine enneagram types 52:31 “Through the lens of the Enneagram” 56:27 Reference to Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of Team 58:52 “Invitational accountability” 59:46 Clifton Strengths assessment https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/home.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=us_strengths_branded_cs_ecom&utm_term=cliftonstrengths&gad=1&gclid=CjwKCAjw_aemBhBLEiwAT98FMl-e7Uzx6OiYpwmUS0n-sG1nRK0aTMlutmcmg66Q8_pz7Nl02p1f2RoC9r4QAvD_BwE Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:01:15:48

Episode 047 - Interview with David Quick: Part 2 of 2

8/2/2023
In Episode 047 of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Mark Whitmore and David Quick have a discussion on Culture Index, Vistage, and hiring. Part 2 of 2. Here is a link for Culture Index to take a survey: https://surveys.cultureindex.com/s/69AC7B0000/26716 0:00 Intro 0:14 Good resources for the hiring process… 3:42 Book references - The Advantage and Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni 4:10 “We’re all willing to sweep floors” 5:57 Book reference - Legacy: What The All Blacks Can Teach Us About The Business Of Life by James Kerr 10:45 What is the day job of the Visionary? 12:32 Path to lazy leadership… 16:17 List of the Visionary’s Day Job 22:06 I need to fuel this magnet… 27:26 1-800-gotjunk reference Cameron Herrold 29:09 As a business coach if you could just impart an ability to an entrepreneur what are they missing? 34:04 What are some common issues for some of the principles or leadership teams of an organization? 38:31 Simon Sinek Quote…… “So if you would if you would go to the gym like exercise, right? If you go to the gym and workout and you come back and you look in the mirror, you will see nothing. And if you go to the gym the next day and you come back and you look in the mirror, you will see. Nothing right?” 39:24 Do these 4 things fall on just 1 seat? 41:58 Swim suit analogy 45:02 Link to SOAR tool https://youtu.be/7_E0C3-HMmA 45:43 If it’s not scheduled it’s not going to happen… 52:13 What are some other CEO peer groups? 53:37 What is some of the worst advise you’ve heard 58:41 One day I want you here… 1:01:03 Link to the SMACK episode https://youtu.be/UgKgysVOME4 1:05:35 “In God we trust; all others must bring data.” - William Edwards Deming 1:07:35 Some reference checking hacks 1:11:14 Shoutout to pinnacle ** Credits** Music - Once in a lifetime by the Talking Heads Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:01:13:33

Episode 046 - Interview with David Quick: Part 1

7/29/2023
In Episode 046 of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Mark Whitmore and David Quick have a discussion on Culture Index, Vistage, and hiring. Part 1 of 2. Here is a link for Culture Index to take a survey: https://surveys.cultureindex.com/s/69AC7B0000/26716 0:00 Intro 1:18 How did you get into coaching? 6:21 Book reference - It’s Your Ship by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff 11:38 Talk about your involvement with Vistage https://www.vistage.com 12:36 Shoutout to Jean Lauterbach with Vistage 15:13 Reference to Junto or the Leather Apron - Ben Franklin 15:59 Book Reference - Black Rednecks and White Liberals by Thomas Sowell 16:53 Book reference - Confessions of the Pricing Man: How Price Affects Everything by Hermann Simon 17:30 Book Reference - Think Again Adam Grant 19:51 Book reference - Culture Code by Dan Coyle 20:55 Introduction to Culture Index https://www.cultureindex.com 24:57 What Culture Index does really well… 28:05 What does Culture Index measure? 7 key work-related traits 30:02 Assessment scores, looks like a curved shape 4 Groups: Along with 19 Patterns ranging from things like Daredevil to Traditionalist 31:42 Explain the dots on the graph 34:37 How to take the assessment Start with no-cost demo, takes 10 minutes to take https://surveys.cultureindex.com/s/69AC7B0000/26716 41:11 How does Culture Index compare to some of the other big assessment tools out there? 43:49 What are some keys to seeing this as some neat new tool to something that is valuable? 48:45 What was your journey like with a second in command? 51:06 The architect 55:05 Every assessment profile has value and every profile has tax 56:07 “There are no solutions, only trade-offs” - Thomas Sowell 58:20 Heroic and anti-heroic traits 59:08 It seems that most of the assessments don’t take about character 1:03:30 Why do entrepreneurs have a hard time implementing some of these tools? 1:08:41 Good resources for the hiring process… 1:12:08 Book references - The Advantage and Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni 1:12:56 “We’re all willing to sweep floors” ** Credits** Music - Once in a lifetime by the Talking Heads Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:01:14:40

Episode 045 - Pump the Brakes!

7/21/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Mark and Shane talk about a new tool Mark developed called “Pump the Brakes” - a hack to balance out making decisions with your gut and also with thinking! Download the tool here: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-045-pump-the-brakes/ 0:00 Intro 4:20 A lot of visionaries are driven by ideas and they often have a sensory operating system. 5:50 How to approach this exercise 12:21 Step 1 - Park a date in your calendar then go do it 12:29 Step 2 - Take a sheet of paper or your journal and park your idea right in the center. Try to write it out in 10 words or less. 14:09 Reference to the Incompleteness Theorems by Kurt Gödel https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/goedel-incompleteness/ 14:56 Questions to start to answer (not in any order): 36:36 Book reference - American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company by Bryce G. Hoffman 41:19 Movie reference Tall Tale https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111359/ ** Credits** Music - What was I thinking by Dierks Bentley Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:45:16

Episode 044 - Interview with Alec Broadfoot

7/6/2023
***FOR DETAILED SHOW NOTES, SEE OUR BLOG POST: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-044-interview-with-alec-broadfoot/ In Episode 044 of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews Alec Broadfoot, CEO of VisionSpark https://visionsparksearch.com/ They discuss Alec’s new book, “Revealed! Insider Secrets To Hiring Your #2 Leader” https://visionsparksearch.com/alecs-book/ finding second in command folks, interviews, business operating systems and a whole lot more! In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews Alec Broadfoot, CEO of VisionSpark https://visionsparksearch.com/ They discuss Alec’s new book, “Revealed! Insider Secrets To Hiring Your #2 Leader” https://visionsparksearch.com/alecs-b... , finding second in command folks, interviews, business operating systems and a whole lot more! 0:00 Intro 1:22 Shoutout to Sal Filardi 1:31 Book reference: Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton 2:01 What is Second In Command? - “Someone who is going to run the business for the Visionary” 3:48 Where/when do you see an organization needing to hire Second in Command or C suite? 6:52 Does it work to bump up the office manager into Second in Command? Good question to ask: Can this person take my business to the next level? 8:29 Background information on VisionSpark https://visionsparksearch.com/ 12:59 How do you pitch hiring folks for companies? 13:45 What’s the difference with a recruiter and a search firm? 16:31 Tips for using a recruiter 17:29 Using assessments in the hiring process: success rate more than triples 17:43 Reference to University of Michigan study: The interview as a tool to predict someone’s future success is about 14% accurate. But when you use a high quality assessment the percentage goes up to 52% 18:03 Some examples of high quality assessments 18:34 What about DISC? https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-d... 18:45 What the assessment does: it measures an individual’s core behavior. 20:16 What’s the most quirky or cool/different assessment? What’s one that you wouldn’t recommend? 22:33 Talk about the difference between, cognitive, affective, and conative 29:34 What assessments would you recommend to a company new to using them? Fairly easy to get their hands around? 34:05 Interviewing hacks 36:24 “We have seen visionaries where their strength that makes them a great entrepreneur also is the kryptonite for them when hiring individuals.” 37:16 Quick and easy interview format: 40:35 Hiring process: 43:09 VisionSpark Interview Day Form LINK https://lodestonetruenorth.com/wp-con... 47:57 Book reference - Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni 49:01 During and interview make sure you’re listening, and don’t do all the talking. It’s a discovery process 51:35 Book reference - Topgrading by Brad Smart 52:36 The AAR Tool • Episode 032 - The... 58:36 The average time of a mis-hire 278 hours 1:00:02 Alec’s new book “Revealed: Insider Secrets to Hiring Your #2” 1:07:36 How do you help people figure out their unique ability? 1:10:57 What talents are good for a visionary? 1:13:59 How do you start with a visionary? 1:17:13 What is the suite of rolls for a Second in Command? 1:22:04 What does the Second in Command own? 1:27:22 What characteristics do you see in a great #2 Leader? 1:30:20 What resources would you recommend for developing a future #2 Leader? 1:35:50 Sensitivity testing… 1:37:45 Why are visionaries not good at hiring in general, but especially when hiring people for their leadership team? 1:45:00 Book references 1:49:46 Talking about core values 1:52:51 Pinnacle tool: Who wants to keep your job? 2:03:11 Book reference - The road less stupid by Keith J. Cunningham 2:09:55 What is so compelling about working with entrepreneurs? *Credits* Music - Love is a long road by Tom Petty All Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:02:12:18

Episode 043 - Interview with Kimberly Dyer

6/27/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews Kolbe Certified Consultant Kimberly Dyer. How We Work https://www.kolbe.com/ https://www.kolbe.com/kolbe-wisdom/#ConativeMind 0:00 Intro 5:42 Book reference — Traction by Gino Wickman 7:28 What does it look like to get certified in Kolbe? 10:19 What are these assessments measuring and why are they valuable? Differences between 3 types of assessments: 13:36 Why should we do any assessment? 15:01 Ergs… 17:20 “Imagine if you could accomplish your goals, objectives, with less people, or with the same people that aren’t burned out. You’d have a retention device built-in. You’ll probably start attracting people because they are hearing: ‘This is a great place to work.’” 18:56 ROI on assessments… 20:09 What are some other note-worthy assessments? 20:30 6 Types of Working Genius (Patrick Lencioni) https://www.workinggenius.com/ 20:58 DISC 21:38 Book Reference - Drive by Daniel Pink 22:01 Mark’s M3M tool - https://youtu.be/NR9kRJFSYcc?t=318 23:13 Reference to other assessments: Strengthsfinder https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/strengthsfinder.aspx DISC https://www.discprofile.com/what-is-disc/how-disc-works/ Culture Index https://www.cultureindex.com Predictive Index https://www.predictiveindex.com 24:09 What’s the difference between affective, cognitive, and conative? 25:50 Book Reference - 6 Types of Working Genius by Patrick Lencioni 29:04 Book Reference - Grit by Angela Duckworth 29:46 Ideal pairing with Kolbe… 31:31 What does the actual Kolbe assessment look like? (It’s not a test) www.kolbe.com 37:18 “You’ve got a perfect score!” (Strengths-based assessment) 37:57 The 4 Numbers Different Kolbe assessments: 46:00 How to do this without creating more problem? 49:58 Explain what the ranges are, hierarchy from left to right… 50:53 Fact Finder (Red) 1-3 Simplify (Start with end in mind, sees big picture) 4-6 Like and need to explain, fact checking along the way 7-10 Strategizing, looking for patterns 53:02 How do these conflict or get along? 54:32 Roles for different levels of fact finder… 56:38 Follow Thru (Blue) - Systems and processes. Digital files and physical files… 1-3 Adapting 4-6 Maintaining the preexisting systems 7-10 Systemization (executing on current or creating new) 1:04:46 Quick Start - Risk and uncertainty 1-3 Stabilization to the chaos (resist straying from the plan) 4-6 Modify 7-10 Innovators 1:08:13 Implementor - Haptics (tangible tools, physical space) 1-3 Envisioning (how’s it going to look) 4-6 Restoration or preservation 7-10 Pick up tools and start building 1:09:05 Reference to Frank Gehry https://www.biography.com/artist/frank-gehry 1:14:50 How many ergs should we spend at work? 1:17:49 Tips or next steps… 1:21:40 Five desert island books https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/anne-rivers-siddons/https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/dirk-pitt/ **Credits** Music - Workin for a living - Huey Lewis & The News Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com

Duration:01:36:05

Episode 042 - Delegate Tool Cheat Sheet

5/16/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discusses delegation, and a cheat sheet that we developed to help you delegate. Episodes 40 and 42 we talk about problems and solutions around delegating. Here’s a great hack if you are a manager and you find yourself struggling to delegate effectively. Download the Delegate Tool worksheet here: 0:00 Intro 4:37 Tips and pregame 5:42 Checklist overview 7:23 Remember the spirit of the core values 8:20 With Purpose / On Purpose? 9:18 Time frame? 11:15 Book Reference - Profit First by Mike Michalowicz 12:10 End results clear? 14:00 Tied to macro strategy? This is a great time to generate buy-in 15:05 Resources dispatched? 17:10 What’s at stake? 18:07 Reference to episode 40 https://youtu.be/QGiIwBumfPo 18:51 Prioritized? 19:35 Re-state - read back directions **Credits** Music - Smokin’ by Boston Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: (Make sure you click on Subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes!) YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:26:41

Episode 041 - Adaptability: The 2 Edged Sword

5/9/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss two sides of adaptability. 0:00 Intro 1:36 Two sides to adaptability 3:32 Upcoming book, The Visionary Dilemma in 3 parts 3:41 1st Dilemma - People need an overarching vision, but don’t realize they need one 4:35 Book reference Drive by Daniel Pink 7:14 2nd Dilemma - Visions are invisible pictures 8:28 3rd Dilemma - Visions disrupt normalcy 12:15 Adapting on the negative side, or to things that should not be… (Don’t rock the boat) 14:29 Discontent with the status quo 18:56 Reference to a miniseries Brain Games - Memory is malleable https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2078690/ 24:14 Quote from the blog post… **Credits** Music - Changes by David Bowie Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: (Make sure you click on Subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes!) YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:32:06

Episode 040 - It's Time To Delegate

5/2/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast:Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss delegation. Link to download the worksheet mentioned in today's podcast: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-040-its-time-to-delegate/ 0:00 Intro 5:15 The Soft Side: Abdicate, Imply, Hint, Imagine, Allude, Assume, Ignore 8:42 The Rough Side: Directing, Remote Controlling, Micro-managing, Intimidate, Pressure, Beg, Demand, Manipulate 10:59 Definitions: 14:29 Play to someone else’s strengths and free up your own plate 17:31 Tie down those tasks to strategy20:49 It’s unclear how these tasks are tied to strategy 21:26 Setting up pathways and frameworks, or macro processes 24:22 Checking in on progress 24:57 Book Reference: The New One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard 34:42 Reference to our T.O.M.K.A.T. Episode 017 https://youtu.be/zkbLckE4xEk 37:20 Delegating is vital for scaling the business 41:05 Strengthen the last part of S.M.A.C.K.! – “Kick It” (See our episode on S.M.A.C.K.! https://youtu.be/UgKgysVOME4 ) **Credits** Music – Song Back by Little Big Town Gallup Study – “CEO’s who excel in delegating generate 33% higher revenue” https://news.gallup.com/businessjournal/182414/delegating-huge-management-challenge-entrepreneurs.aspx Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: (Make sure you click on Subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes!) YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:44:14

Episode 039 - Erodium PU36 Space Modulator Tool, or Digging In The Dirt

4/25/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss digging down into the roots of issues. 0:00 Intro 8:00 At the root of all issues, at the end of the day, it basically goes back to the owner. 10:00 Reference to our S.M.A.C.K.! Tool (Check out our free course here: https://lodestone.thinkific.com/courses/smack ) 11:25 There are a handful of suspects for roots of issues 12:35 Places to look for potential roots on the “They Own” side: 13:25 Our People/Culture/Core Values - Attitude - Work Ethic - Ability or Talent - Availability 15:40 Clients 16:50 Vendors 17:50 On the We side (the leadership team) - Core Values - Strategy - Vision or where are we going - Purpose (why we exist) - Structure - Putting talented people in the right seats - Communication - Processes (behaviors, how we do things) - Systems (pipes and wires) - Tangibles (buildings, trucks, equipment, gear) **Credits** Music - Digging in the Dirt by Peter Gabriel on the album US Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com (The best co-working space in Northeast Ohio!) LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:31:47

Episode 038 - The Strong Hand Tool

4/10/2023
Download the Strong Hand Tool worksheet mentioned in this episode: ⁠https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-038/⁠ In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss the Strong Hand Tool, a good thinking hack to realize the places where you might get stuck while trying to get things done. 0:00 Intro 0:45 Documentary on Terry Kath, one of the founding members of the band Chicago: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5037288/ 3:07 Lodestone is here to help! https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com 3:58 Strong Hand Tool 4:54 The first hurdle is Epiphany… 5:08 “On the pathway to execution, the first problem is that folks just don’t see things.” 8:54 The second hurdle is Context… 10:12 Book reference - Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio 12:28 The third hurdle is Framework or Format 17:01 “The framework disappears in the hands of the craftsman.” 17:41 The fourth hurdle is Execute… 18:59 Book reference - 20 mile march from Jim Collins book Great By Choice - https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/twenty-mile-march.html 19:58 Work ethic can sometimes be toxic, especially when going in the wrong direction… 21:11 The fifth hurdle is Review… 21:41 AAR Tool - see our podcast episode 032 for details: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-032-aar-exercise/ 23:15 Download the Strong Hand Tool worksheet here: https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast-episode-038/ 24:59 Some signs that you are a visionary… 28:12 What we do here at Lodestone… 35:26 Sprechstimme singing - https://www.britannica.com/art/Sprechstimme **Credits** Music - Feelin’ Stronger Every Day - Chicago Music - Remedy - The Black Crowes

Duration:00:36:37

Episode 037 - Interview with Preston True

3/28/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore interviews business coach Preston True https://www.gettpafit.com/ About Preston: After 25 years of managing and owning entrepreneurial businesses, Preston has lived through some of the brightest days and darkest nights. He’s learned owning and operating a business requires a new level of fitness well beyond the day you started it. The stamina required to scale rocky peaks, navigate dark valleys and reach your pinnacle is not achieved without the right people, purpose, playbook and performance. 0:00 Intro 4:13 Movie reference - Peanut Butter Falcon https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4364194/ 5:39 Podcast reference - The Real Ones, Jon Burnthal https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-ones-with-jon-bernthal/id1610616073 6:19 Shoutout to Jeremy Radabaugh https://agents.allstate.com/jeremy-d-radabaugh-morgantown-wv.html 7:17 Preston’s Desert Island Movies… https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120176/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016268/plotsummary/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11743610/ 11:46 Mark’s Desert Island Movies… https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325710/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0172495/https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1205489 19:14 Shoutout to Greg Cleary https://gregorycleary.com/ 22:02 Shoutout to Pinnacle https://pinnaclebusinessguides.com 23:01 Why are you a business coach 24:53 “Light is one of the most powerful antiseptics” 27:02 Podcast reference: Lex Fridman Podcast https://youtu.be/8EguLJgkc54 Empathy vs. Sympathy 29:09 Shoutout to Tip Quilter https://tipquilter.com/ 29:55 Breaking down the Hero’s Journey model by Joseph Campbell 34:02 The difference between coaching, teaching, advising, consulting, implementor, mentor, guide, etc… 38:49 Role as a mentor 40:32 “I am going to help you delete chaos, earn more, and fall back in love with your business.” 49:31 Pathway to mastery… 51:21 What are you resigned or attached about? 57:50 Patrick Lencioni reference 59:22 Helping clients out of the weeds… 1:01:32 Sometimes getting in the weeds is recreating the past… 1:03:01 What can create as opposed to what we can predict… 1:04:27 J. F. Kennedy, putting a man on the moon… 1:05:46 Let’s paint a picture of what we’ll look like in the future 1:08:42 DTO - Define The Opposite 1:11:11 Dan Sullivan quote… ”Always make your future bigger than your past” 1:14:50 A coach is your inside voice that has empathy and invites challenge… 1:24:57 Dealing with head trash 1:28:26 20 mile march, Jim Collins Great by Choice book: https://www.jimcollins.com/concepts/twenty-mile-march.html 1:31:47 Father Mark Livingston… 1:32:47 The Dazzling Dud 1:34:00 Preston’s own Planner/Journal 1:38:07 Shoutout to Brandon Kenney 1:41:54 Stewardship… “The conducting, supervising, or managing of something. Especially : the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care” 1:45:51 As parents we are cultural activators 1:50:36 “Become the leader your people deserve.” 1:51:36 Work/Life balance… 1:56:54 What’s the game I’m actually playing? 1:59:32 Mark’s speech… *** Credits *** Music - Theme from Sanford and Son, by Quincy Jones Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:02:05:45

Episode 036 - No Painless Pathways

3/21/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss a bit of the book “Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio. 0:00 Intro 1:27 Book reference - Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio 4:08 Book reference - Principles by Ray Dalio You have to identify a guiding principle for what you are doing… 5:04 “Pain + Reflection = Progress” 10:49 “Consensus is typically believed to be a good rough picture of what’s to come, even though history has shown that the future is likely to turn out differently than what’s expected. In other words, humans by nature, like most species, tend to move in crowds and weigh recent experience far more heavily than what is appropriate.” ~Ray Dalio 11:52 Definitions of consensus: 18:41 The “Strong Hand” tool (hurdles) PART 2 21:19 The “Strong Hand” Tool (continued) 24:35 Book Reference - Grit by Angela Duckworth 26:00 Reading from he book The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday, Quote: Epictedus on page 79 29:00 Shoutout to Dr. Jim Powell of Powell Chiropractic https://www.powellchiropractic.com/ 32:18 Reference to Scrivener https://www.literatureandlatte.com/ 38:30 Pinnacle framework 38:45 Rocks - Stephen Covey **Credits** Music - Hursts so good by John Mellencamp The following music was used for this media project: Music: Local Forecast - Slower by Kevin MacLeod Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3988-local-forecast-slower License (CC BY 4.0): https://filmmusic.io/standard-license Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:41:07

Episode 035 - The Millionaire Next Door

3/15/2023
In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast: Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore and his right hand man Shane Kardos discuss the book “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy” by Thomas J. Stanley & William D. Danko. 0:00 Intro 3:44 “The rich have money, the wealthy have time.” 6:33 Preface, there are some hurdles… 13:02 Shoutout to Troy Evans 13:46 Book Reference - Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason 15:49 10 Pieces of Gold story: 7 pieces of gold for everyday expenses, 1 piece of gold goes to payoff (not service) debt, 1 piece of gold goes to savings, 1 piece of gold goes to invest. 17:11 Book Reference - Profit First 22:23 PAW and UAW (Pages 13-14 of the book) Equation: Your Age x realized pretax annual household income. Take this number and divide by 10. This (less any inherited wealth) is what your net worth should be. 25:37 Seven common denominators of wealthy people 38:29 Take aways: 39:21 Wealth does not equal income 39:56 Spend less than you make 40:36 The book is full of lots of stats 41:21 Self control 41:51 Unity with your spouse 42:51 You need to put your money to work 44:38 Budgeting vs. book-keeping 45:39 Folks that figure out how to focus on just a few things get a lot more done 47:09 Get good at ignoring what people may think about you 48:13 Shoutout to Lucas Cole of Epipheo https://epipheo.com/ **Credits** Music - Twice as Hard by The Black Crows (from their album “Shake Your Money Maker”) Website: https://www.lodestonetruenorth.com Website: https://www.bigeasydesk.com LinkedIn Book Club Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/14158790/ LinkedIn Mark: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-whitmore-lodestone/ LinkedIn Lodestone: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lodestone-true-north Lodestone Online Courses: https://lodestone.thinkific.com Podcast: YouTube (video) https://youtube.com/@lodestonetruenorth Spotify (video or audio) https://open.spotify.com/show/3QCsZ7fyKr4z804oTac3FU Apple Podcasts (audio) https://apple.co/3O4uv4H Other Podcast Platforms https://lodestonetruenorth.com/podcast/

Duration:00:51:37