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#043-The 3 Elements of Mastery

If you are looking for an Edge, for an advantage in your ability to Master your profession, there are only 3 areas to look. Are you not focusing enough on one of these 3 elements of mastery?

Duration: 00:13:55

#042- Are You Good?

You can be good, or you can get better. But you can’t do both at the same time. We all have a choice to make. Are we going to be satisfied with our current capabilities, and do everything in our power to make sure nothing changes? Or are we going to expose ourselves to the … Continue reading #042- Are You Good? →

Duration: 00:22:52

#41-How to Handle Critics

The world is full of critics. And if you are doing something important, rest assured that they will find you. How should critics be handled? Should we completely disregard them. Should we bow to them and correct our course when we encounter them? I don’t believe critics should get any of your energy unless they’ve … Continue reading #41-How to Handle Critics →

Duration: 00:26:23

#40-10 Ways to get more experience in a shorter amount of time

Your time on the job does not entitle you to anything. Your time on the job is worthless. What really matters is the amount of experience you gain in the time you have. Many times people feel entitled to certain positions, opportunities, or advantages because they’ve been around for a long time. The opportunities, the … Continue reading #40-10 Ways to get more experience in a shorter amount of time →

Duration: 00:23:45

#039-The Tap

I love quotes. And this is one of my favorites. If it can’t scare you into action, nothing will.

Duration: 00:12:58

#038- You Don’t Need Followers to be a Leader

There was one thing holding me back from being the leader I wanted to be. I have a feeling this same thing is holding others back from being the leader they want to be. I didn’t want to start leading until I knew there were people who wanted to follow me. I realized that leaders … Continue reading #038- You Don’t Need Followers to be a Leader →

Duration: 00:15:31

#037-The Secret to Performing Better in High Pressure Situations

Pressure. There is one secret to performing better in high pressure situations. Listen in to find out what that is.

Duration: 00:17:47

#036- 5 Strategies for Operating in the Grey Area

As a high stakes professional, you don’t work in a black/white environment. There is no manual, no cheatsheets, no checklists, no flowcharts, and no “right” answers. Today I’ll share 5 strategies I’ve learned that help you navigate the muddy waters of the dreaded “Grey Area.”

Duration: 00:29:33

#035- Have you lost your passion for your work? No, you haven’t…

Are you passionate about your job? My guess is that if you are relatively new to your job, you can honestly answer “Yes” to this question. But if you’ve been around a while, it may be much harder for you to answer with a yes. In fact, the honest answer may be a resounding “No”. … Continue reading #035- Have you lost your passion for your work? No, you haven’t… →

Duration: 00:12:46

#034-Why Good Habits are a Bad Idea

Good habits are highly overrated. In today’s show, I tell you why, and what we should be focusing on instead.

Duration: 00:23:32

#033-“The Natural”

Have you ever looked at what someone has done or is able to do and think something like, “Wow, that person is just a natural.” Me too. But its a bad idea, for two reasons. I’ll share those with you today.

Duration: 00:07:40

#032-4 Dirty Little Secrets I Know About You

We’re all very different, but after years of working in a high-stakes environment, I’ve learned that there are several ways we are really similar. In this episode I’ll expose 4 secrets about you that you may not even want to acknowledge about yourself.

Duration: 00:25:26

#031- Humility Hacks

Today we take the Work on the Edge Podcast on the road! This is the final installment of the Humility Series. I’ll discuss a couple humility “hacks”, or why there aren’t any.

Duration: 00:21:03

#030- The 3 Rules for Everything

As a general rule, I think rules are stupid. Except these 3. These 3 rules apply to every situation, every time, all the time. If it doesn’t meet that criteria, it shouldn’t be a rule. I

Duration: 00:21:52

#029-Humble Pie Part 2

Listen to Part 1 HERE. In part 2, we’ll talk about some of the ways that humility relates to our interactions with other people. Ironically, we sometimes forget that humility is more than just the way we think about ourselves. We are all in a battle to remain humble. If you don’t think you are, … Continue reading #029-Humble Pie Part 2 →

Duration: 00:48:14

#028-Humble Pie, Part 1

Humility is one of those things that is really hard to get right. Try too hard and it feels fake. Don’t try hard enough and you come across as arrogant. In this episode we’re going to take a hard, critical look at what it actually means to be humble, and of course what it doesn’t … Continue reading #028-Humble Pie, Part 1 →

Duration: 00:44:00

#027 Bigger Pipes, Part 2

This is part 2 in a series on how to increase our personal capacity so we can better handle the “stuff” that life throws at us. Listen to Part 1 HERE

Duration: 00:22:53

#026 Bigger Pipes, Part 1

This episode is all about getting bigger pipes. We all could use a little more capacity in our life. In this episode and in Part 2, we’ll talk about some ways to increase our capacity so we can be better at handling the “stuff” life throws at us. Here are the resources that I mentioned … Continue reading #026 Bigger Pipes, Part 1 →

Duration: 00:37:13

#025- Lessons from Jocko Willink’s Leadership Conference

On May 4th and 5th I had the privilege of attending “The Muster 002” in New York City, a leadership conference put on by Echelon Front, the consulting company owned by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin. In today’s episode, I talk about the experience and give you my 4 biggest take-aways from the conference. Also, … Continue reading #025- Lessons from Jocko Willink’s Leadership Conference →

Duration: 00:33:27

#024 Wind and Fire

When I heard this, I literally almost fell out of bed. I looked at my wife and said “wow.” Never before have words so accurately described what I aspire to. In this episode, I’ll share with you these powerful words, and what they mean to me.

Duration: 00:09:19

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