NPE CEO Sean Greeley, “Leading Yourself So You Can Lead Others”

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NPE CEO Sean Greeley believes all problems are leadership problems. In this keynote address, he shares his insights into the self-awareness necessary to lead yourself and how that’s the foundation required before you can lead anyone else.

Hear him explain how fitness business owners need to consistently work on developing their leadership skill sets, both for leading ourselves and leading others, because they will inevitably get stuck somewhere and — developing leadership skills will get them “unstuck”.

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Transcript

Sean Greeley
Good morning, how are you?

I feel like a little Run DMC to get us started. Fantastic. I’m really excited to kick this thing off. 2017 is been probably the most exciting year I can I can remember in a long time, for many reasons.

Where can I start?

NP hit its 11th anniversary in July. In August, we were recognized for the eighth year in a row on the Inc 505,000 List of fastest growing privately owned US companies, puts us in the one percentile of companies in the United States. That’s unbelievable. Yeah.

I turned 40.

Yeah, just last month,

we reinvented probably everything in our organization this year. And the learning has just been incredible.

And I’m excited.

Who’s ever like, you know,

rebuilt something in their company, or needs to rebuild something that company? Yeah, it’s part of the ongoing journey of entrepreneurship, we all have to be willing to tear down what we built to build something better to go to the next level. So lots of learnings on that this year, great things to share, excited to help you guys continue to see that ahead of time, and continue to progress so that you can get to where you want to be in your journey in life over the next years ahead.

We’re going to talk about today, I think,

the most important topic to kick off this event that I want to share with you for reflection, not just in this hour, but this whole weekend here. And really, as you finish out the end of this year, and set yourself up for where you want to be not just in 2018, but 2020 2022 and beyond. And that is really about leadership. At the end of the day. The greatest responsibility we have to ourselves and others is leadership. If you’re an entrepreneur, if you’re a business owner, who wants to do something that makes an impact in the world. And that’s true, whether you’re coaching fitness clients, and you’re just starting out and helping others, or you’re working on your own goals and progression path and figuring that out, working with a team work in an organization,

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multiple locations,

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all the things that you’re going to we have people in the room who are working on various stages of and I’m really honored to say that we have a great group of entrepreneurs in this room.

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If you’re a stage

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one, two, or three business owner, raise your hand.

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Raise your hand

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nice and high.

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Yeah, these are folks that are in the earlier stages of growing themselves starting to build a company starting to scale. Beyond the startup phase of entrepreneurship. Everybody has been beyond that remembers what that was like. And frankly, a lot of people don’t make it through that face. Right? Most businesses fail after 18 months. Right? You guys are all beating that statistic,

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and you’re progressing.

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you’re progressing on into stage four, who is stage four business owners

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Academy, raise your hand,

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this is really the growth phase of its gets serious now. And we got real commitments, we got real skin in the game in terms of our liabilities, our payroll or rent. And we’ve got to really tighten

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up

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the machine to continue to grow

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and continue to make money. And then we move into stage five, and stage six, who stage five and six, raise your hand, look around the room. This has been the biggest growth

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in NP in the past year.

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We are really developing not just people coming in through those stages of progressing up but also people who are coming in at that level and going to the next level. And that’s something I’m really proud of we have now. Around the world we have five pro Platinum groups of entrepreneurs that we serve, that are doing anywhere from 25 to 100,000 plus a month in revenue and doing big things in the world. And this continues to grow for us in every region Asia Pacific where it just was for a few weeks last month in the UK, which will be next week on London to Wednesday. And and in the US and Canada which is also growing significant who’s the Canadians in the room? Let’s get round applause for the Canadians. Their canes are awesome. We love them.

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So lots of great stuff.

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But I’m going to get into this topic here about leading yourself and I want to start with asking To use is going to be the interactive part of our conversation. What is leadership to you? Let’s hear some some comments.

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influence what else?

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Love that inspire people to want more? Do more be more.

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Yeah, Barney.

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I love that one be an example. Absolutely. Yeah.

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invulnerable.

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Who’s whose gets scared being vulnerable?

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Anybody? Everybody, right?

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Yeah, Christine.

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Multiplying yourself. We all have to do that, right? Who’s ever reached like the wall of like, okay, there’s nothing else more

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I can do hear. And

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so we got to multiply this thing,

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right? You haven’t

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said yet you will. And probably again and again, as you continue to grow. And multiplying yourself is critical to continue to evolve. Your mission, your dreams, your organization, and so on. What else? Who else who’s got contributions here? service? Absolutely. It’s a it’s a big responsibility, right? It just is. be way easier, just you know, do nothing. But to step up and take on that responsibility is a really big commitment.

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Organization. Tell me what you mean by that?

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Yeah,

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have your stuff together, right. Got to

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you can’t go like halfway at this thing. Right? You got it, you got to get yourself together.

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Yeah, all of these

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things are great examples of, of leadership.

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And what I want you to think about right now, and

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you can take out your pen and paper and grab your notebook, we’re going to do a little exercise right now. And I want you to think about whatever’s going on right now, in your business and your life. And think about what you’re working towards. And what do you see as the greatest challenge that you’re facing right now, either in your business or in your life? It’s the it’s the one that’s like, you’re knocking right up against it.

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And you got to, you

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got to figure this thing out to move to the next level, what is that for you everybody’s got something they’re dealing with is a challenge. We all have challenges.

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What is that challenge for you today,

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and you’re going to write it down. So just for you. But I want to take a time to reflect on this. Because we’re gonna be intentional about our focus throughout the next three days. And really, in a lot of conversations, we’re going to have both in our breakouts on stage in the halls, where we talk about how

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to move beyond these

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challenges.

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So take a moment, write that down, and just reflect on it.

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Okay, he gets a challenge.

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Yes. All right.

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So let’s talk about how we’re going to go conquer that challenge.

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Right. That’s what we’re here for. We’re here to find the breakthroughs about how to lead ourselves and others, to overcome obstacles and get to the next level. Right? That’s what it’s all about. That’s the journey. So here’s the moment of truth. Whatever is your challenge. It’s unique to you. You’re not the only one who’s had to face this challenge. I’m sorry, but you’re not a unique

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and special snowflake. When it comes to your challenge. Many

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other people have faced whatever challenges you’re dealing with right now. And they’ve worked through it. There’s an answer to every challenge. And it’s my belief that all problems are leadership problems. If we’re facing the same thing again and again, and we’re stuck, we’re not able to break through. It’s because we’re not able to lead ourselves, or we’re not able to lead others. Let me say that, again. If you’re facing a challenge, and you’re not able to break through it, you’re not progressively making, you know, steps to move to the other side. That is because you’re unable to either lead yourself effectively, or lead others effectively in overcoming that challenge. And that’s your responsibility to figure out. I can’t do it for you. My team can’t do it for you. It’s your responsibility. We can support you. We can hold you accountable. We can challenge you to bring your best, so you can face that and conquer it. But it’s your responsibility. And we look at that those two, those two areas of leading yourself, or leading others. If you’re not able to lead yourself effectively, you think anyone wants to be led by you,

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you think you’re gonna be able to do that job very effectively.

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Right? It’s like the

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overweight trainer at the gym, talking about how great it is to be fit.

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Nobody wants to buy from that guy. Right,

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we all got to lead

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ourselves before we can lead others effectively, and getting to where we want to be. Right being example, example, not just for others, but for it to yourself,

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of whatever it is that you want to be you aspire to be.

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But here’s the other part.

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Nobody is born with all the answers. We don’t come pre programmed with, like, how to figure this all out easily. That is the journey, figuring it out, working through the challenge, becoming a better version of yourself.

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And as you progress through

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that,

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taking on new challenges and leading others, to break through their challenges.

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That is leadership.

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So I’m gonna bring you back one of my favorite quotes, we referenced it

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probably every year here at mega training. And if you were here last year, you saw how Elrod talked about this. On stage, your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development.

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Write that one again down again, you can

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never get too much of that that quote by Jim Rohn.

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If you want to progress further than you have before, in the past 12

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months,

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you will not get there.

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Unless you’re continually investing time and energy and resources into your personal development. It’s got to be like breathing every day. And the more you put in, the more you get out. So I’m going to talk about leadership model, we’ve shared this a number of times, I’m going to share some new things on it to you today. A lot of learnings that we’ve been working on this year at our organization, really, breakthroughs that we’ve had shared with our team have helped me. And I can’t say enough good things about this is also from our friends at Infusionsoft. And the best gifts they ever gave me was sharing this model.

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And

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when you look at this progression path, and you talk about growing your company, growing your business, it really starts at the center of the circle with you.

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If your company isn’t

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where you want it to be,

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it all starts with you.

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So use this time to think about how can you better lead yourself.

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We all can better lead ourselves. We’re all

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getting in our own way, in some way, shape, or form. Usually, the biggest cause of that is we have some

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belief, that is

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Bs,

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but we are believing it and it’s holding us back from breaking through.

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Let me give an example.

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What are some of the console fitness consultations that you perform with clients every day?

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And people that

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don’t sign up? What are the some of the reasons they tell you they can’t sign up and they’re not going to be able to progress in work on their fitness? Give me some of the some of the objections.

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I don’t have time.

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Okay, let’s let’s let’s

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pause with that when I don’t have time.

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Who hears that again and again every day, from people that walk through your door.

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Now they believe that to be true, correct?

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That is their reality.

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They believe that sure. I don’t have time. But what is the real truth?

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We all have the same amount of time. Right? You have the same amount of time that I have. And they have and what’s different about the way we use our time versus the way they’re choosing to use their time. What’s different we’ve prioritized our health and our fitness. And we create space and we discipline ourselves to give ourselves that time because why? Because we believe it’s important and what else. We know that when we do that we actually get more time because we get more energy, we get more capacity, we get more drive, right and that makes us better to do everything else we want to do in our lives. versus just tired and sleeping. And I don’t have time

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so hard, right?

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We hear that every day.

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Well, I will challenge that there were if you’re stuck right now, in something you’ve been stuck in for about who’s been stuck in something for a while. Okay, I would challenge that part of that issue is you are holding on to some belief that is holding you back, just like your client believes, I don’t have the time to fit to do fitness, I don’t have time to make time for fitness. And that becomes their reality, and therefore they don’t progress. There are some belief you’re probably holding on to

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that is holding you back as well.

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I don’t know what that is.

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But I’ll tell you, when you spend time with people that are ahead of where you are, which is one of the best things that you can do on the break your stage one, two or three business owner, go talk to stage fours. If you’re stage four, go talk to stage five, your stage five, go talk to stage six. And tell them your excuses or reasons why you’re stuck and can’t succeed. Know what they’re going to tell you. Oh, yeah, I remember that. And I did this and this and this. And here’s what I did. And my role change. And it always comes

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down to

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going within ourselves, renegotiating our commitments, changing our beliefs, and changing our patterns or behavior. And when we get serious about that the world changes, right, who’s

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been through any type of transformation, a Life Fitness,

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business, whatever,

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and think about when it sucked, and you got serious and you made a commitment and everything changed.

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Who can identify with that?

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Guess what? Same story now, that hasn’t changed. So if you want to grow beyond where you are today, you’ve got to make a new commitment to yourself. And you got to get more serious than you’ve been about whatever is the issue. And whatever’s required of you to overcome that issue.

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Or don’t, and repeat this for another 12 months,

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and then get another shot at 12 months again.

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But it’s your choice, we get to make those decisions and commitments to ourselves.

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And that shapes our reality.

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And when you get to lead a company, it starts with you, it starts with yourself, then it’s about leading others, maybe it’s your team directly, maybe it’s your clients, right. And then it’s about leading other leaders, right, your staff that’s leading other people. And then it’s about really being organization. And if we’re not really strong at every ring of that circle,

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it’s chaos on the outside.

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Right. So if you’re feeling like it’s a little loose out here, go back to the center, tighten up your game. Because then you got energy, you got drive your capacity to really get anything you want to accomplish. So this is a leadership progression model we’ve been working on. This past year in our company, it’s probably one of the best things we’ve ever done. I could talk all day about lots of different areas of this. We spend a lot of time with our pro and our Platinum clients now. And Tiffany Stewart, you’re going to hear from today is going to share some things about this. And definitely they’re doing a lot in the breakouts for that group today as well. But it starts with yourself, which is what I’m going to focus on for everybody. Because wherever you are in your entrepreneurial journey in your business, tightening up your personal leadership this weekend, is gonna help you overcome that better and faster. And so that’s what I want to spend the time focused on today. Here’s a great quote I’ve got for the most dangerous leadership myth. Right? This is myth, this is not fact this is myth is that leaders are born, that there’s a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense. In fact, the opposite is true leaders are made rather than born. Leaders are made rather than born. So nobody is born a leader. You’ve got to become a leader. How do you become a leader, you got to face challenges and you got to lead yourself through them. Then you got to face more challenges lead others through their challenges. And the more you do that, the better better you get. That’s how you become a leader. It is only through the journey, that you become a leader and a better leader. So the challenge you wrote down this is this is your opportunity to grow.

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That’s the game

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and you grow you overcome your challenge. You get achieve whatever success looks like for you. But more importantly, you’ve acquired a skill set inability

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that you have now. For the rest of your life. And that’s a gift

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that you can share with so many other people to make an impact

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in the world,

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whether it be your team,

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your family, your friends, you name it. So I want to start with personal vision. Because this is where personal leadership begins is in your personal vision. And taking time to really think about where do you want to be in the next five years, personally and professionally? Right, five years from now? We’re going to be here, it’s going to be 2022.

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And where do you want to be?

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What does that look like?

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And why does that matter? Why is that important to you?

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I’ll tell you one most interesting things, is asking that question, why five times. Because I guarantee, the more you examine your personal answers and reflect on those,

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you’re going to find that your vision is going to change.

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And what you thought was most important to you

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may not be most important to you.

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But you don’t get that clarity, unless you really challenge yourself to ask those questions.

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and not be afraid to listen to the answers,

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whatever that is for you. That’s your truth.

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Right? But listen to those answers.

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And why I challenge you to think about five years is because most people are not thinking about five years.

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They’re thinking about today, this week, next month, maybe three months. And that’s the default line. Most everybody, including us if we’re not leading ourselves very well. And again, if you’re facing the same challenge again, and again, you’re probably not leading yourself very well. I’ve been through a lot of different times in life, where I’ve led myself very poorly. Right. That’s also how you become a better leader, you got to suck and make some mistakes, and work through some messy things

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that makes you better.

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Right, but we become emotionally reactive. We kind of deal with whatever’s fires coming at us. And we’re not strategically working towards the result or the futures with the success we want to have. Right? It just happens in different areas, right? So think about that five year vision. Really challenge yourself to think about that this weekend. And when you go home, spend some time getting clarity on that, and then breaking that down five year to three year three year to one year, one year to three months. Right? So the end of January at this point. And then back into the end of November, what do you in the next 30 days. Because I guarantee you what you do in the next 30 days from now the end of November, is actually

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going to set up success

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for the next three months, the next 12 months.

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It’s what you prioritize and take action on.

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And generally that requires some significant pivots.

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Right? We’ve been focusing over here and we got to

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burn that to the ground,

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we got to focus over here.

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But this is the time for you this weekend, this space where you don’t have all the things going on in life for you that are, you know, grabbing at your energy, and you get to reset that course. Right? And that focus. That’s what I want for you this weekend.

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So get clear on that mission.

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Break down, what are those milestones for you, they’re going to get you there. And this takes time. This takes consistent effort and time.

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It’s got to be working on this

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a lot. very intentionally.

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Let me ask you, there there, we all naturally lean one way or the other. Some people are very good with the details and the specific plans, but struggle with like the big picture, the long term vision,

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if that’s you raise your hand.

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Like you’re good with it the next few months, but five years? I don’t know about that. Raise your hand nice and high. Raise your hand. Okay, you are what’s called a sensory

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personality type.

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They make up 70% of our population.

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All right. Now if you’re the other

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side,

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you’re great big picture. Like I know exactly where I’d be in 510 years. But I have no idea what I’m doing to get there. Who’s that? Yeah, this is majority of entrepreneurs, which is why our room is shaped more in that side.

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Right That’s intuitive.

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So you’re an intuitive now

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Depending on and we it’s not like we’re 100%,

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one way or the other, it’s a sliding scale, right? We might

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have

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70%, here, 30% might be

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60%, there 5050 might be even split.

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But we have strengths and weaknesses on both sides of this. And we’ve got to work on both sides to really, ultimately lead ourselves where we want to go. You got to have the big picture. But then you also gotta have the small pieces, they’re going to get you there. Right. So what does that look like? Depending on where you are in the scale?

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I’m going to share a couple of things on that with you.

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So sensories, okay, who are sensories? The ones who are good at that the short term plans, but not the long term, right?

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Okay, so

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you guys tend to think about the immediate details, but not the far our vision

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80% of this is just getting a vision down, don’t

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overthink the vision, just get something out of your head start work, start

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having something you’re thinking about working towards.

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And be practical, explaining why you’re doing this. Right? Why are we doing these, these immediate steps? Well, it’s practical, because we’re getting to some where indivision. Right.

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And then

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say no leaps of faith be clear on the high level plan. So you can conceptually understand how it comes together, you’ve got to understand the high level. So things you’re working on are going to move you forward.

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Now, we’ve got a lot of

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intuitives in the room, right.

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So most struggle, intuitive level with getting a detailed plan to execute. Right, great on the big picture, have no idea how this is gonna get there. Right. And so working on details can drain your energy,

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if this is you.

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And that’s why we’ve got to start to take more practical way to approach our dreams, right dreams don’t happen just because we think about them. They happen because we start breaking down steps we can believe we can believe in we can start moving forward. And we have

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really hard deadlines and clear

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objectives, deliverables that are going to

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really be our best friend.

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Right? Because when we have those baby steps, we execute on those.

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Wow, we move forward.

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Right? We’ve got to spend time getting clear, what are those baby steps the step of the way, and then go do them. Now, big picture, this is not rocket science, right? But actually executing it consistently in our life in

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our personal life, in our vision in our business,

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is where we fail, we all fail on some level.

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And we’ve got to get better

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at leading ourselves in these areas.

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So we can be a better leader

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for others. Right all starts with you if you want to do better here.

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So some questions for you to think about.

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And you can just make some notes to yourself, we’re gonna be working on this throughout the whole the whole weekend, is how does your personal vision, your personal vision for your life? And where you want your personal life to be and look like? And when you wake up five years from today?

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How does it align to your current role?

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Where does it line up? Where does it not line up?

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And do you need to be successful in your current role to achieve revision? So great, let’s go do it. If not, then maybe you’re in the wrong role, we got to shift your role,

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which is also sometimes the case.

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But get that clarity for yourself.

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And I find that you know, having worked with a lot of people on this.

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It’s not uncommon.

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Where we realize that our personal vision and our business vision aren’t matching today.

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And some realignment is helpful.

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And frankly, at every stage, the tighter we align those things. The more fulfilled the more energized,

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the more happy we’re going to we’re going to be in the morning, we’re going

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to enjoy the journey, enjoy the ride, have some fun along the way.

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And it should be fun.

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You’re having fun, you’re not doing the right. So how to remember to have some fun.

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Another great quote I got for Ken

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Kesey says you don’t lead by pointing and telling people someplace to go, lead by going to that place and making a case. Right going in that place and making a case. And when you’ve led yourself to that place, you can make a case for others to follow suit. Right? How can you help them apply those principles to leading themselves to where they want to be? And can you align that with your organization? path and journey and destination where you want to be.

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Sounds easy. Sounds simple.

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But it takes a lot of practice to get really good at this.

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And this is this is what ultimately will determine how far you go in your entrepreneurial journey. Because everybody reaches a wall, at some point where your business can no longer grow beyond you, you’ve reached your personal limitations, right, and we actually run up against those again and again,

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because we’ve got to continue to multiply

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as a couple people said, we got to continue to multiply ourselves to continue to grow.

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So this is this is the most important skill

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set, you’re ever going to work on. sales, marketing, finance, all that stuff’s important.

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But the foundation of it all

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is the ability to lead yourself and others to grow.

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Alright, multiplying yourself, let’s get right into this part, the better you know yourself, the better you’re going to lead yourself.

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Now at 40 years old.

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I’d like to think I know myself pretty well.

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However, I tell you what, even this past year, spending a lot of intentional time on this. I’ve learned a lot of things about myself that I didn’t know.

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And reinforce some of the things I didn’t know.

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But it’s given me more clarity than I’ve ever had in my

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life. And that clarity

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allows us to go crush it.

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We got to know how best to play the game, given

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who we are.

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Right? What are your strengths? What are your superpowers?

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What are you best at? And what gifts

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and talents should you leverage the most? We all have gifts and talents. Right? There’s things that we we just do great. And there’s things that we

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struggle that we suck at.

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Right? What’s your kryptonite?

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What gets in the way

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of you being

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your most powerful self? What holds you back from that? The more clarity you can get on the answers to these two questions, the more you can set up yourself for success, and be that example to others.

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And helping them do the same.

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So a couple of resources I’ll share with you for getting clear about your strengths, your superpowers.

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Strengths Finder 2.0, who’s done that?

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If you haven’t done it,

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20 bucks online really easy. You can search strengthsfinder 2.0 online quiz 20 bucks, it’s going to give you some information. It’s a helpful tool.

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But the most

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absolutely most helpful tool is to ask for feedback. How Elrod who again, if you saw him last year, he talks about this in his book, and it’s the Miracle Morning. And if you’ve done this, raise your hand to send out an email to some close friends and family and ask them you know, how they perceive you. And where you think you get for who sent that email out. And you sent out and been like, Oh my gosh, I can’t breathe right now. But I’m going to send this anyway. Right? It’s not easy to ask for critical feedback about how you’re showing up in the world today. Because that feedback, and Emily usually stings a little bit. Right? our ego gets a little bruised, because we might we’d like to think we’re doing great. We’d like to feel we’re doing great when we have to face the realities of

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we’re not really showing up that way.

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And frankly, you know, this is causing some areas of disruption in some some ways. We’ve got to decide to face that

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and work through it. It’s uncomfortable,

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just like anything any growth is uncomfortable like working out it’s uncomfortable. But you want to face that that uncomfortable feedback again and again. and work through it you get better.

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Right, you get better. So this is something

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these actually are not my

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my order.

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Mine is actually achievers number one for me.

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I know it’s a surprise. But achievers number one free learners number two. But here’s the question. I want to encourage you to send this out to friends, family, coworkers, your team that send this question out to them, just send them a direct message. You can do it today. See what comes back?

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send it out to five people that

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you know know you well. I did this. This year.

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I sent it out to like

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my mom, my brother, so friends,

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colleagues and co workers, and ask them this is a great way to kind of ask the strengths question, what do they perceive to be your strengths? What type of problems? Would you be looking to solve that you’d reach out? For me to help with? Right? What do they see is your strengths where if they had an issue here, they would come to you and ask for your help with that issue? Essentially, what we’re asking and see what comes back. This, essentially, you’re looking for patterns of how other people perceive your strength. Because most cases, as humans, we just kind of suck in terms of self awareness, we really do. We really do. And we’ve got to ask for that feedback, we got to be willing to listen to it. And that helps us grow and improve. So ask for that feedback from, from people that know you well. This was actual feedback that I got from family, friends, colleagues, they told me get me motivated to do something I know I’m capable

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of doing but can’t get out of my own way to do it.

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That was pretty cool. That was actually my brother, strategy and process. Based on what I’m trying to achieve, I reach out to you to help solidify the strategic approach, and how to build effective processes to execute that strategy. Strategy is a big part of my superpower. That’s something you really, really well. So I know, that’s where I should, I need to focus a lot of my energy because it makes a big impact. And I can crush

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that leadership,

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assertiveness and

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exit executive presence to set a vision, honest feedback, and decisiveness

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was from a good friend of mine.

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So, ask for that feedback.

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Listen to what people tell you, and get clear on what you do best. And what other people see you do best, it may not be what you think you do best. But you will see patterns as you start to put this together. And you identify more of what your natural gifts and talents are. And I’ll tell you, the more that we can align our energy and focus to where we do best.

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We just make a bigger impact everywhere we go.

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Whether it be in your personal life, your business with your team, with clients, whatever it be, you’re just going to make a bigger impact.

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That’s where you want to focus your time.

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kryptonite. What’s your kryptonite? What do you not good at? What do you have challenges with? A couple great things they’ll share. Myers Briggs, if you you guys, we’ve talked about this many times. For those who’ve been around a while. The test is 16 personalities calm is a free test, you can take it Tell me about your Myers Briggs type. For me, I’ll share a couple of my I got a couple more my notes here. So for me, I’m what’s called a n TJ, which is a commander. I know it’s also shocker. But that’s my personality type. And another one I’ll share is we spent time with this year called Five voices urge you to check that out. It’s a great resource. I’ll talk about it here in just a moment. For me, pioneer is my my major voice I’m great at strategy and planning and execution.

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My weakness sometimes is

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nurture. I know. It’s tough, so tough to see like, I’m not always giving hugs all the time.

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And so I have to be intentional about not

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like coming off as a Terminator, or Robocop as some of my friends like to call me at times. So if that’s an intentional area for me, because it can be a real threat, if people perceive I’m just,

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you know, heartless, which

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is not true. I’m just very strategic and focused. But whatever that is for you, whatever is your kryptonite, you have to be aware of it so you can be intentional about it. I’ll show you some things that came out for me with this.

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These are things that

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this is my superpower statement.

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So share this with

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you. I strategically identify the greatest opportunities for success to lead committed entrepreneurs, teams and individuals in achieving their goals. That’s what I do best, right? I can strategically identify the greatest opportunities. That’s just I don’t know how I was just, that’s my talent. And I can help lead other people through that.

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My kryptonite,

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these are and I focus on these every day now. I wake

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up, I look

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at him. And I’m intentional about trying not to cause a train wreck as I go through my day with my kryptonite. So this one for three of them. Number one is take time to truly hear the views and opinions of others on the team.

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Take time to truly hear the opinions of others on the team.

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Sometimes I’m just like cranking

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and I don’t give space

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because I’m a pioneer some the loudest voice right I can dominate The space. But I’ve got to step back and allow other people to step into that room. Beware of intellectual superiority superiority complexes, I know it’s tough to see as well. You don’t have all the best ideas, sometimes you’re actually wrong.

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What?

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I actually love being wrong now, because I love to see how other great leaders can contribute, and give them space to do so. And I get to do a whole lot less work that way.

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be intentional,

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take time to think, think through how you can create a culture where other voices can bring their best. That’s a big one for me. How can I intentionally create culture in our organization and on our team, and within this room for all of our clients, all of you. So when you go home, you work with your teams, your clients, your family?

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How can you help others bring their best,

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because I guarantee you’re not going to get very far unless you get

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allow other people to bring their best and create space and environment for them to do so consistently. That’s how you’re gonna get more freedom, and more leverage, and doing whatever it is you want to do and overcoming whatever challenges in your way to getting to the to the mission. So this is a again, five voices to share this with you, you can grab a book, you can take a test online, really simple. These are the five voices. Again, we’ve got nurture, Guardian, creative connector and pioneer. This is a great model to learn a little more about when you’re leading yourself, you’re going to find what is your natural, strongest voice,

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you’re really strong here.

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And where’s like your weakest force, like you just suck at that one. Sorry, we all have one that we’re not good at at least one, if not two, or three. Become aware of that, and have some intentional focus to counteract that. Because I guarantee there’s some area in your life, or within the people around you where you create havoc in some way, shape, or form. We all do it

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to ourselves and to others.

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But unless you become aware of that become intentionally focused on improving it, it’s not going to get better. Again, start with the self awareness piece, right? Ask for that feedback.

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And listen to it.

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So identify those critical two, and figure out which ones you’re going to focus on each day. I can’t say enough good things about this, when you have that focus, you can be intentional throughout the day, you win the day you win the week, you win the week, you win the month, when the month when the year, right, that’s how we do it.

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And then can deliver results.

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So this is the part,

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if you’re a sensory, this is where you thrive. If you’re an intuitive, you’ve got to take time to think more strategically about this and break the things down that are going to get you to your big goal. Right, we start to organize our month. So now to the end of November, that’s going to set up to the end of January, which is going to set up to the end of 2018, which is going to set up to 2020 and 2020 to write our five year vision,

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which is a really big deal.

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And just think about how you can actually start this weekend to move forward in that five year vision and get out of the default line of emotionally reactive hamster wheel that everybody else is on. That’s the norm. Get out of that you’ve been out of that at many times in your life. We’ve all had those growth phases where we’re like, this is awesome. I’m crushing it, right? How do we stay on that line, this is how we do it.

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And then Id

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identify right critical people needed to execute your plans. If you try to do this in a silo, you’re gonna fail, you’re most likely going to fail. You’ve got to identify other people are going to be critical to supporting you. And I can’t think of a better room a more supportive, powerful strategic leaders and entrepreneurs than then in NP in this room this weekend. Our staff, our coaches, partners, people are sitting at the table with you’ve got all the resources you need here to get to where you want to be. But identify a couple people at least two if not three, or four more that you can connect with over the next few days. And ask them to support you in your plan in your execution of your plan. And then start to hit those baby goals right Again, we know this sounds simple. What are we doing it? We’re not if we’re not moving forward, right? We’re just not. We’re stuck in some way. So how do you unstuck yourself, this is how you, you get unstuck. I’m just reinforcing what you have experienced already at some point in your life. But how do we refocus that to move forward this weekend? That’s what I want for you. And when you do that, you get to really take the reins, and lead an extraordinary life. And I’m so impressed by the caliber of people that we have in this room and how it’s been growing. And getting better and better and better the caliber of people that are attracting coming into NP, especially with our incredible growth of stage five and six business owners we’re seeing, it’s really impressive. And you guys are leading yourselves to an extraordinary life.

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But the better you can do this,

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the better you can be an example for others, the better you can help your team, the better you can help your family members, your friends, your colleagues, do the same. And the more you can help them, the more you get to learn and grow in the process as well. Just continue on that loop. Right, one of my all time members just say you can’t give it away. You can’t give it away, it just comes right back to you. Right. Just you can’t do too much of it. The more you give, the more you get back. So do that. Do that for someone else. I guarantee there’s someone else who looks up to you, sees you as an incredible example, and would benefit so much from you supporting them in their goals. And if you don’t matter, someone today, find someone to mentor them.

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It will make you better.

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And we’ll also reinforce where you need to get out of your own way to measure yourself better. Because you’re gonna be faced with that again and again through that process.

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But do that, have fun with it?

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All right, we’ve got a another quote here. By Covey, personal leadership is not a singular exercise. We’re starting the process here this morning. Right, we’ve got a busy three days ahead. But it is rather the ongoing process of keeping your vision and your values before you

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and aligning your

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life to be congruent with those most important things.

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That is the challenge. We don’t get to do this one time.

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We got to continually engage the process of

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looking at her vision.

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Look, and make sure you define that vision if it’s unclear.

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Get clear on the path.

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And then keep that align with our values and keep our life aligned to be congruent with what’s most important to us.

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Simple yet incredibly challenging.

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Welcome to life. So

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we’re gonna get into this we’ve got a fantastic three days plan for you guys. And I want you to think about that challenge you showed up with and go right to work on it. As we get into our continue sessions this morning,

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our talks or breaks

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come up say hello love to connect with each of you over the next few days. hear about what’s going on with you how we can support you. We’re going to have a great mega training. So get ready and let’s begin

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