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“Our contract with life is a contract that is brokered with fragility, and with sadness, and with anxiety. And if we’re going to authentically and meaningfully be in this world, we cannot focus on one dimension of life and expect that focusing on that dimension is going to then give us a well-rounded life.” Susan David's book Emotional Agility breaks down the importance of accepting the wide range of emotions we feel as part of the human experience, and the importance of understanding how...
“A great leader takes leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” - Rosalynn Carter Todd Henry’s Herding Tigers connects the dots between concepts and practical application for leaders of creative teams. (Fact: If you are leading problem solvers, you are leading a creative team.) A major problem new leaders face is that they are often hired for their skills as doers and not for their skills as leaders. This means there is an additional skill set necessary...
The ONE Thing
“Success demands singleness of purpose.” Being great requires us to find The One Thing that gets us the most results and going ALL IN. Keys to success taken from the book The ONE Thing: > Identify and value what is most important > Stop multitasking > Focus on creating habits > Use your willpower wisely > Attend to only the things that are most important > Think Big. Act Big. Win Big.
The Obstacle Is The Way
Perception. Action. Will. The three disciplines of the Stoic philosophy are brought to live in Ryan Holidays book The Obstacle is the way. This moment is powerful. How do we deal with the challenges that are thrown at us throughout each day? Remeber: What gets in the way, becomes the way. Find more at JacobEspinoza.com
Begin At The End Part 2
Our second episode discussing the power of beginning with the end. Before we make a plan, we need to know where we are going. The concept is based off Stephen Covey's book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Cheers, Jacob Espinoza
Begin At The End
The Second Habit of Stephen Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People, Begin With the End in Mind. We need an end goal if we are going to give our lives meaning and direction. The discussion revolves around the importance of goals, mission statements and taking time to define our values. Find more at JacobEspinoza.com
Radical Candor: The Art Of Effective Conversations
Radical Candor is a simple idea that will allow you to have effective conversations with the people around you. It's so important that leaders learn to do this. Not being able to have an effective conversation will make consistent success impossible for people managers because the people around us will not be able to reach their full potential without receiving the feedback they need to hear in order to improve. Enjoy the podcast and be sure to pick up the book by Kim Scott. Visit...
HABITS: YOU ARE WHAT YOU DO REPEATEDLY
“These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions.” – Aristotle “You are what you do repeatedly. So your excellence isn’t an act, it’s a habit.” – Will Durant paraphrasing Aristotle. Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit breaks habits into three parts: the trigger, action, and reward. In order to create habits (and repeatedly complete the actions we want to achieve our goals), we need to establish triggers and rewards. Let yourself be great!
Be You, Be Great
Being yourself should be so easy, but it is NOT! We want people to see us in a certain way and this holds us back from getting better and reaching our goals. In this episode, we quote Jay Z, Gandhi, Oprah, Carol Dweck and visit the Game of Thrones for an example of the POWER hidden in understanding our true self.