A New Direction

Jay Izso

Helping people find A New Direction in Success and Leadership

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Unlocking Greater Success in Life, Work & Leadership – Success Mindsets
4d ago
Unlocking Greater Success in Life, Work & Leadership – Success Mindsets
So often we wonder why we do not get the results we are looking for. We will typically blame a person or group of people for our failures and mistakes. If you are leading a team you will frequently be tempted to follow the addage of "fire fast and hire slow". But are these really problems that are beyond your control or problems that you could control if your mindset was different? The problem is we get into denial believe that we have the right mindsets. If I were to ask you right now do you have a "closed" or "open" mindset you would undoubtedly say "open". Yet your behavior says, "closed", your team may even say "closed". That's because we don't know our mindsets well and what it would take to truly change them. Fortunately, on this episode of A New Direction Best Selling Author Dr. Ryan Gottfredson walks us through the four mindsets and how by changing them we can become more successful in every area of our life. Ryan Gottfredson's book: Success Mindsets:  Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work & Leadership is one of the most eye opening, life changing books I have ever read.  If you take this book seriously it will change you, your work, the way you lead, and ultimately the way you live your life.  In Success Mindsets Ryan Gottfredson focuses on four primary mindsets.  "Growth vs Fixed Mindsets", "Open vs. Closed Mindsets", "Promotion vs. Prevention Mindsets", and "Outward vs. Inward Mindsets".  As he takes you on a deeper dive of each one, there will undoubtably come a point where you see yourself along the contiuum of each.  In fact, if you would like to evaluate yourself in each of these mindsets.  Ryan Gottfredson will let you take his assessment for free by clicking on ryangottfredson.com/successmindsets  Truly a life changing book! Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction Podcast – Jay Izso EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft Team at www.LindaCraft.com
Unlocking Greater Success in Life, Work & Leadership – Success Mindsets
4d ago
Unlocking Greater Success in Life, Work & Leadership – Success Mindsets
So often we wonder why we do not get the results we are looking for. We will typically blame a person or group of people for our failures and mistakes. If you are leading a team you will frequently be tempted to follow the addage of "fire fast and hire slow". But are these really problems that are beyond your control or problems that you could control if your mindset was different? The problem is we get into denial believe that we have the right mindsets. If I were to ask you right now do you have a "closed" or "open" mindset you would undoubtedly say "open". Yet your behavior says, "closed", your team may even say "closed". That's because we don't know our mindsets well and what it would take to truly change them. Fortunately, on this episode of A New Direction Best Selling Author Dr. Ryan Gottfredson walks us through the four mindsets and how by changing them we can become more successful in every area of our life. Ryan Gottfredson's book: Success Mindsets:  Your Keys to Unlocking Greater Success in Your Life, Work & Leadership is one of the most eye opening, life changing books I have ever read.  If you take this book seriously it will change you, your work, the way you lead, and ultimately the way you live your life.  In Success Mindsets Ryan Gottfredson focuses on four primary mindsets.  "Growth vs Fixed Mindsets", "Open vs. Closed Mindsets", "Promotion vs. Prevention Mindsets", and "Outward vs. Inward Mindsets".  As he takes you on a deeper dive of each one, there will undoubtably come a point where you see yourself along the contiuum of each.  In fact, if you would like to evaluate yourself in each of these mindsets.  Ryan Gottfredson will let you take his assessment for free by clicking on ryangottfredson.com/successmindsets  Truly a life changing book! Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction Podcast – Jay Izso EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft Team at www.LindaCraft.com
Revelation Conversation: Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose
Sep 14 2022
Revelation Conversation: Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose
Did you know that according to Gallup only 36% of employees are actually engaged in their work? That means basically 2 out 3 employees just do a job without having a purpose. We currently live in an era of "Quiet Quitting"...just doing enough to not get fired. Why? Becaue they cannot find a purpose in their work.  What does that mean to you and your business? What lack of employee engagement and purpose means is less productivity, lower morale, fewer innovative ideas, and ultimately less profit. So what can you do increase employee engagement? Help them find their purpose.  How? There is an answer. And on this episode of A New Direction best selling author Steve Curtin ( "Delight Your Customers") raises your employee engagement by aligning their work purpose with your company values and with some one-on-one converstations known as the "The Revelation Conversation" Steve Curtin author of the best selling book "Delight Your Customers" has a brand new eye opening book for every business entitled, "The Revelation Conversation: Inspire Greater Employee Engagement by Connecting to Purpose".  What makes this book such a game changer is that finally help the employee connect to a "work purpose".  Why does their work matter?  How does their work truly make an impact?  What brings meaning to their work?  Just think about it if your employees knew the answers to those questions what would you see happen in your business...one thing is for sure...you wouldn't worry about "quiet quitting", and you find yourself in the most profitable position you have ever been in. A New Direction is so grateful to our sponsors please reach out to them and tell them thank you and please LIKE their Facebook pages. EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are recovering from and injury or surgery or a professional athlete looking to improve when you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results check out EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com and Check out their EPIC Facebook Page. Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their customers call their customer service “legendary”, but Linda and her team built their business on building relationships and understanding your home is full of memories that are important to you!  That makes it important to her and her team. Check out www.LindaCraft.com and Check out their Facebook Page
Fulfilled: Finding Joy and Prosperity in Life
Sep 7 2022
Fulfilled: Finding Joy and Prosperity in Life
It has been said, "there are no business problems, but only personal problems that show up in your business." As one who coaches business professionals at every level, I have found this to be 100% true. When our lives lack purpose, meaning, or we feel have not impact, we are living a life that is unfulfilling. The external rewards only take us so far. The accumulation of things and money dissilusion us with power that we mistake as fulfillment. The truth is you and I have been placed on this planet for a much bigger purpose. And it's not so we can accumulate "stuff". No we want "meaning" in our work. We ultimately want to make an impact on the lives of others. And when we can connect that dots in our life and business that we are in fact serving a greater purpose and that we have impact on our world around us...that's fulfillment. But how do we get there? Thankfully for us on this episode of A New Direction Will Schirmer returns with his brand new book..."Fulfilled: Finding Joy & Prosperity in Life". Will digs into you and gives us practical guidance to live the life we all want to live. Will Schirmer's latest book: "Fulfilled: Finding Joy and Prosperity in Life" is a winner!  This book will hold you accountable to you.  It is divided into 6 sections with the first section entitled "Character" are the foundational building blocks by which the remaining  5 sections can rest on.  Those 4 Character stones are: Integrity, Humility, Accountability, and Compassion and Forgiveness.  The rest of the book rests on these corner stones that the house of fulfillment can be built one.  The book is amazing deep dive into you so that you can live a purpose filled, meaningful, impactful, and fulfilled life.  Get yourself and your loved ones a copy of "Fulfilled" it is a great read! Please reach out and like A New Direction sponsors Facebook Pages: EPIC Physical Therapy – www.EPICpt.com EPIC PT Facebook Page – Click Here and   Linda Craft Team, Realtors –www.LindaCraft.com Linda Craft Team Facebook Page – Click Here
How Leaders Create Connected and Accountable Teams by Building Trust
Aug 31 2022
How Leaders Create Connected and Accountable Teams by Building Trust
Whether you are an Owner, CEO, Manager, or an Employee. One thing is absolutely true that when we trust each other it is easier for us to together as a team work be more productive, impactful, and certainly more profitable. Then why do we have such a difficult time getting our team of people to trust and "play nice" with each other so that we can experience the benefits. Often times we focus on Whether you are an Owner, CEO, Manager, or an Employee. One thing is absolutely true that when we all work together as a team work is more productive, impactful, and certainly more profitable. Then why do we have such a difficult time getting our team of people to "play nice" with each other so that we can experience the benefits. Often times we focus on micromanagement disquised as accountability to drive our teams, but micromanagement never builds trust and accountability alone does not bring the team together, nor does it ensure "teamwork". So what really is lacking when our team or teams are not dedicatedly working together? Well, to borrow a quote from the great singer Billy Joel...It's a matter of trust. And fortunately on this episode of A New Direction Business Trust Expert from Australia Marie-Claire Ross shares her researched "Integrated Trust Building System" to help you and you team or teams get better connected, get more productive, make a bigger impact, and ultimately become more profitable. Marie-Claire's book: Trusted to Thrive is an absolute comprehensive guide into building trust between you as a leader and your team.  There is no doubt this is going to take hard work.  But the research she has conducted for the book as well as her own make "Trusted to Thrive" a powerful set of tools to build or rebuild any business or organization into the productive, efficient and profitable place that is was meant to be. Please Thank The Sponsors of A New Direction by LIKING and Following their pages: EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service. Located in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina…they are indeed legendary when it comes to service.  Learn more  by going to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors  www.LindaCraft.com
Resilient Leadership Habits for Turbulent Times
Aug 24 2022
Resilient Leadership Habits for Turbulent Times
To say that we are living in some turbulent times is an understatment. It is during turbulent times like these that we are all tested, but it is where we see great leadership emerge, and at the same time weak leadership to fail. One trait that is for sure in great leadership is reslience. The ability to keep going when we keep getting hit. When circumstances and economies surround and attack our business.  It is during those times where resilient leadership must show up and lead the way.  In this episode of A New Direction Ali Grovue & Mike Watson encourage us as leaders though six interrconnected habits of reslient leadership. Whether you are aspiring to leadership, are in leadership and want to become even greater this show is for you! Ali Grovue and Mike Watson's book is entitled Rise Up: Leadership Habits for Turbulent Times.  It is 100 pages of powerpacked practical mindsets and behaviors that anyone can practice and will see improvement in their leadership.  Rise up requires that we take a deep dive into ourselves in our leadership positions and as people and ask the hard questions so that we can not only handle change, but lead change.  The book is filled with real examples, and great research.  Rise up will be a book that you will refer to again and again as a resource for you to enhance your leadership regardless of how long you have been a leader. Please reach out and thank the sponsors of  A New Direction and bringing you great guests like these: Congratulations to EPIC PT for being voted Raleigh’s Best Physical Therapist by the News & Observer!  They are my physical therapists and I am confident you will love them as mush as I do.  Go get your EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results!  Now in 3 Triangle Locations head on over to  EPIC Physical Therapy –www.EPICpt.com So what can you say about a real estate company that has spent more than 35 years at the top of their game?  Well the first thing is you have to admit that their customers and clients continue to drive their business…but why?  That’s because Linda and her team continue to believe that every person and every relationship is important, not just now, but even in the future.  It is why she is devoted to continually adding value to her clients and community by serving them in ways that matter…it is also why are clients say, “Linda has legendary customer service!”  When it comes to real estate start with the legends start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors – www.LindaCraft.com
Fundamentals to Take Your Business to New Heights
Aug 17 2022
Fundamentals to Take Your Business to New Heights
Have you ever seen a "Barnstormer"? Those women and men who fly the planes at amazing speeds doing amazing stunts. Some of you may shake your head and say, "not me". Others of you get excited about it and can understand the thrill. The truth is Barnstorming is like like owning your own business. Your business moves at aafast pace,  it experiences the twists and turns, and at times it can make your stomach turn inside out.  In Barnstorming, like your business, the risks are always there, but you choose to run your business anyway. In essence, you are a barnstormer. In this episode of A New Direction pilot and coach Harlan Hammack gets us back to the fundamentals of business so that we can launch, run, and grow your business in the midst of all the risk and twists and turns. Harlan Hammack's book, "Barnstorming: A Pilot's Guide to Growing Your Business" is a quick read filled with psychological and practical knowledge that is fundamental to any business regardless of the stage.  In between the chapters Harlan Hammack introduces us to some of the Barnstormers that took the imaginations of the minds of those watching and applies them to these practical principles.  From Networking to Growing your employees Barnstorming is one of those books that just gives us the uncommon, by giving us some common sense principles we can grow to new heights by. Please reach out to our sponsors and LIKE their social media pages as their financial contributions help keep A New Direction on the air and bring us great guests. EPIC Physical Therapy is the physical therapists I go to whether it was post surgery, nagging injury, or I just cannot perform at the athletic level I want to.  They have the bleeding edge equipment and the certified staff to customize a treatment program specifically for you, your needs and wants, that helps you reach goals you desire to attain.  When you are ready for EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results, you need to click on over to EPIC Physical Therapy…www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their clients and friends have said when it comes to real estate and going the extra mile and providing a world class experience, they are have “legendary customer service”.  Locally owned, and independent of the national brands, they have literally helped people all over the world by finding the best real estate professional in your area.  So before you sell or buy your home, start with the “legends” at Linda Craft & Team, Realtors…you can learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com
From Shipping Clerk to CEO – Ted Clark
Aug 10 2022
From Shipping Clerk to CEO – Ted Clark
Who doesn't like a really great underdog story? We all do! And former CEO of PRC-Desoto Ted Clark inspires us with his story on this episode of A New Direction. No MBA.  In fact, Ted did not have a degree.  As his story goes at 19 he started as a "shipping clerk"...and in 22 years he worked his way up to becoming the CEO and President of a major corporation.  Then he did it again, and then he started his own corporation and grew into a global publicly traded company! How? you may ask. And that is the power of Ted's story. His will, his curiosity, his perseverance, and more. He provides you with the practical tools that literally any one of us can do, if you are willing to do them. And the fact is the only person who is stopping you from doing them right now...is YOU! From knowing your "WHY" to "Leading with Purpose", Ted delivers an inspiring message for us all. Ted Clark's book "Shipping Clerk to CEO: The Power of Curiosity, Will and Self Directed Learning"  Is a powerful, practical bluprint for success at any level in any business.  Ted Clark delivers an inspiring message with his practical steps that if you will take the initiative, create some better habits, and have a desire to aspire and achieve you will move up in whatever company you are in, from whatever position you are in.  The book is not a long read, but it is filled with so much powerful and useful information, that it is perfect for the high school student to the late in life person ready to make a career change.  "Shipping Cleark to CEO" by Ted Clark is a must read in my opinion. Thank you to A New Direction sponsors: EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service. Located in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina…they are indeed legendary when it comes to service.  Learn more  by going to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors  www.LindaCraft.com
Leadership thru Images, Metaphors, and Stories…VisuaLeadership
Aug 3 2022
Leadership thru Images, Metaphors, and Stories…VisuaLeadership
They say, "a picture is worth a thousand words". Isn't it true? Psychologically our brain is wired to remember pictures easier and with much more clarity than listening to words or reading them from a page. Then why do spend so much time carving out the right message with words when we could be enhancing our leadership and lives by creating pictures that can be seen in our mind. Author Todd Cherches joins us this week on A New Direction and gives us practical guidance and tools to help us leverage the power of visual thinking in leadership and life from his best selling book VisuaLeadership. Todd Cherches' book "VisuaLeadership: Leveraging the Power of Visual Thinking in Leadership and in Life"  is not your typical "leadership" book.  Todd who is an NYU and Columbia University award winning lecturer opens our eyes and minds to creating pictures for our audience and followers so that we can make deeper connections, have more clarity, and make our points easier to remember.  Whether we actually use visual images or we paint the images through stories in the minds of those who we lead.  VisuaLeadership is an excting way to approach communication whether in leadership or just living life. Please Thank Our Sponsors for Their Financial Support of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com
Using Data to Make Better Business Decisions
Jul 27 2022
Using Data to Make Better Business Decisions
When we hear the word "Data" the first thing we think of naturally is numbers. And so often we think that the "numbers" make the decision for us.  The fact is the analytics and statistics only tell us part of the story and if the "input" is wrong up front, the resulting "data" will mislead us into making bad decisions. Kevin Hanegan author of "Turning Data Into Wisdom" joins us on this episode of  A New Direction.  Kevin is going to give you deep insights on how we need to be careful with the numbers we see in every day life. And take a close look at our biases when it comes to looking at the data and other  errors we make with "data". Further Kevin and I explore how we misinterpret data and how we can be more conscious of our misinterpretations.   In his book "Turning Data Into Wisdom"  Kevin encourages to ahve a healthy bit of sketpicism.  We should always question the results we are presented with on TV.  In fact we need to get better at challenging the statistic rather than trying ot find ways to verify what we believe.  Because that is bias.  And when we are biased the last thing we are doing is "Turning Data into Wisdom"  Whether that be for our lives or our business. Please reach out and thank the awesome sponsors of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com
The Amazon Way – Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles
Jul 20 2022
The Amazon Way – Amazon’s 14 Leadership Principles
Most of us use Amazon.com services.  It is estimated that 65% of the U.S. population uses Amazon at least once a month.  The leadership of Amazon fell on Jeff Bezos and he led and created something that most people use and even if they don't use it, we all are aware of it's success.  What does it take to lead and be a leader at Amazon?  Well this week's guest on A New Direction is  John Rossman who was a Director for Amazon.com and he reveals 14 leadership principles  that were ingrained into him during his time there. John Rossman's book "The Amazon Way: Amazon's 14 Leadership Principles" is a candid and insightful look at the leadership of Jeff Bezos and the way leadership was demonstrated and exemplified.  These 14 leadership principles or as John calls them LP's are so dependent on each other that it is really not possible to separate them.  They are all equally important and they are congruent with each other.  Please download John Rossman's free Amazon Way Leadership Poster by going to www.the-amazon-way.com And get his book "The Amazon Way" it is not a long read but it is a power packed read that you will truly enjoy. Please reaching out and thank these sponsors for their financial support of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy I love these people and I love this place!  They have the certified staff that customizes a treatment program based on your individual needs and goals.  They also have some of the most cutting edge equipment as part of your treatment program to help you get back to the way you want to be, whether that be from injury or professional athlete, if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results just click on over to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, their clients call them the “legends of customer service” the fact is for 35 years they have been at the top of the real estate game…that just makes them legendary.  What is more they are still going strong!  Linda Craft and their team understand the importance of the personal relationship and the need for a digital presence.  So if you want the best of both worlds contact the personal, professional, 21st century real estate professionals at www.LindaCraft.com
Entrepreneurs and Starting a Business – Bob Schlegel
Jul 13 2022
Entrepreneurs and Starting a Business – Bob Schlegel
Nearly all of us have either tried or dreamed about starting our own business and become entrepreneurs.  Why don't more people become entrepreneurs?  The number one reason is, that it is filled with so much risk, that people cannot take it.  The other reason is because it is a constant rollercoaster sometimes from day to day.  Those that are successful entrepreneurs are far fewer than those who have failed.  By multi-entrepreneur and philanthropist Bob Schlegel is one of those entrepreneurs who knows the game so well has failed, faced bankruptcy, depression and more only to come out on top and keep going.  And he joins us this week on A New Direction. Bob Schlegel's book entitled "Angels and Entrepreneurs: A Lifestyle Formula for Starting Your Own Business and Riding the Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship is a Wall Street Journal Best Seller.  It is a close look at Bob Schlegel's journey into his failures and successes as an entrepreneur and what it takes to start a business.  In this episode Bob talks about the core of an entrepreneurs lifestyle with PEP (Persistence, Education, Entrepreneurship, Passion) we then move on to discuss other lessons and G.O.I. If your curious what that is, then listen in to the show...that's the teaser. Would you do me a huge favor and go to our sponsors check out their web pages and tell them thank you for sponsoring  A New Direction...I would be so grateful. EPIC Physical Therapy has been sponsoring A New Direction for quite some time.  They are truly the “go to” physical therapists.  With their certified staff and state of the art equipment and technology whether you just want to move and feel better, are recovering from an injury, or are an athlete who wants to be performing at the top of your game, EPIC Physical Therapy is the place to start.  When you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results then head on over to the certified professionals at EPIC Physical Therapy  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their clients say they are have “legendary” customer service.  The reason they say that is because Linda Craft has built her business one relationship at a time, because she understood that the home purchase is more than likely the single highest purchase you will make in your life time, but more than that she knows that the memories that are made in your home no one can put a price on.  Linda Craft & Team have helped thousands of clients achieve their dream, and they would love to help you too.  Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com
5 Skills to Get the Career You Always Wanted
Jul 6 2022
5 Skills to Get the Career You Always Wanted
Whether you are a recent graduate or a have been working in your career for decades we all come face to face with a couple of questions:  "Am I really doing the work in my career that has meaning and purpose? And is this the career I really want to spend my life doing?"  Why is it that the world looks badly at us when we say "But this is not the career I want?" or "This isn't the career I thought it would be?"  Somehow it is like we are forced to stay in our jobs or careers that we don't like because we made a decision or got a major and now like eating old boiled okra we must sit and eat it!!  Why?  And that is exactly what Dr. Alan Patterson challenges in this episode of A New Direction. Dr. Alan Patterson's book is entitled "Burn Ladders, Build Bridges".  The ladder we are burning is the corporate ladder that really has nothing to do with merit or hard work.  The bridges are building are the relationships with others and ourselves.  But as we find out in this episode Dr. Patterson walks us through the 5 Pillars to help us find the job we always wanted.  He takes through Build a base of competence and credibility. Build context. Build relationships Create impact Create meaning Here is the best part, it can start with your job right now.  It doesn't mean you hijack your job, but you can start creating the job you want if you know what you are looking for.  Dr. Patterson and "Burn Ladders, Build Bridges" is eye-opening for sure! Please Thank Our Sponsors of A New Direction by LIKING Their Pages on Social Media EPIC physical therapy, they are my physical therapists and I believe they should be yours too.   They are going to design a customized treatment program specifically for you, and they care enough to make certain you follow through with it.  When you are ready for EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results go to EPIC physical Therapy. www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years they have been helping people all over the world protect their dreams and make new ones.  Let’s be honest, most people will never think about the price of the home they purchased and sold…but we all will think about the memories that were made in that home.  Linda Craft and her team continue the tradition of being the “memory makers”.  When you are ready for your memory head on over to www.LindaCraft.com
Pursuing Work with Meaning and Purpose – Burn Ladders Build Bridges
Jun 30 2022
Pursuing Work with Meaning and Purpose – Burn Ladders Build Bridges
Let me ask you do love your job?  Okay, do find that when you go to work it has meaning?  Do you feel like the work you do serves a bigger purpose?  Well if you are like most people when the go to work they do not feel like their work has meaning or purpose.  What if I told you that you could find work that was both meaningful and had purpose?  Maybe you would say something like, "I don't believe you" or "I can't make a change".  What if I told you that it is possible to find meaning and purpose in the work that you are currently doing?  Now you might say, "Jay...You lost your mind".  Let me introduce you to Dr Alan Patterson who joins us on this episode of A New Direction, because he has some insight for you about your job or changing jobs that may alter your perspective. Dr. Patterson's book is entitled, "Burn Ladders. Build Bridges: Pursuing Work with Meaning + Purpose".  The book is an amazing insightful look on how we got to where we are and understanding how we need to start burning the corporate ladder, and build relationship bridges so that we can find more meaning and purpose in what we do.  One of the key takeaways in this episode, how to get unstuck.  "Burn Ladders, Build Bridges" is an outstanding no holds barred read that helps you realize you are in more control of your work than you realize. Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction for their financial support! EPIC Physical Therapy, they are my physical therapists, I use them and I highly recommend them.  But I am not alone, everyone from people like me to professional athletes seek out EPIC PT because the offer the latest in equipment and have the certified staff to customize a treatment program specific to your needs and goals.  When you are looking for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results look no further than EPIC Physical Therapy www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for more than 35 years they have been known as the legends of customer service.  And it all starts from one simple premise when Linda first started in the business when interest rates were 18%…build relationships one at a time, and understand in every home is a lifetime of memories.  And isn’t that what your home really is a life of memories.  So whether it is getting the best price when you sell your home or buy your next memory, start with the relationship memory makers start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors www.LindaCraft.com Are you struggling in your life or business?  Do you feel like you are stuck or need to find a new direction in your life, career, or business?  I would like introduce you to  Coaching Mavericks.  We are all Mavericks.  We are unique in our own way, with our own natural gifts, talents, and abilities that make us different than anyone else.  Which means your life should be like no one else's so you can live it your greatest success.  So Maverick, get ready…call me!...no suits, no bull, just results that’s coaching mavericks www.CoachingMavericks.com
Success is a Dance – Katia Rave’
Jun 22 2022
Success is a Dance – Katia Rave’
Perhaps you are not much of a dancer.  And it is probably even more likely that those of you reading this have never done the Tango.  However, when you watch the Tango it is perhaps the most complicated and intricate of all the dances.  And yet on the outside it is as if the two people are one...but to learn the Tango correctly and be successful to the point that it looks effortless that takes work.  Work that you do not see.  And on this week's episode of A New Direction Katia Rave Founder and CEO of Rave Success Studios and professional Tango dancer, joins us to talk about how starting and growing your busines is like doing the Tango. Katia Rave' book "Success is a Dance: How the Rules of Tango Will Make Your Business Work" is a quick and yet practical read with action items you can do to be more successful in your business.  She sets up each chapter with your Pain points, the Problem, and then the Solution.  Then she gives an example from her experience as a professional Tango dancer and relates it your business.  At the end of each chapter she has what Katia calls her "Fun Tips" and gives you home work.  Success is a Dance is filled with timeless Success tips for any level of business.  Get your copy. Special Thanks to our sponsors of A New Direction…Please reach out to them and say thank you! EPIC Physical Therapy, they not only have the latest technology, they are certified and trained to have the latest therapeutic techniques.  Regardless if you just need to move a little better, are recovering from an injury or surgery, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete.  EPIC PT will provide you with a customized treatment specifically designed for you.  Are you ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results?  Then head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors they literally are a locally owned independent real estate company,  that serves the world.   How can a small company serve the world?  They have created relationships with the best real estate experts in the world to help you regardless of where you live get the best person possible.   Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com
Leadership Lessons from OZ – Dr. Keven Gazzara
Jun 15 2022
Leadership Lessons from OZ – Dr. Keven Gazzara
If you are like me you remember watching the Wizard of Oz and young Judy Garland playing the heroine Dorothy from a small time in Kansas.  But what if the story was slightly rewritten.  The setting is a small Kansas town and it is a couple of businesses that wondering if they should do a merger and a young HR Director by the name of Dora T. Gayle because of a bizarre "twister" of circumstances must now be the one to determine if the merger will work.  We get introduced to Glenda Ozborn the CEO of OZ Technologies and some of her staff like Cher Crowe, Timm Mann, and Howard Lee Lyon, and of course Mitchell and his monkey Wingo, who is also known as The "Witchell" or the Wicked VP from the West.  The story is fun, but the leadership lessons are even more powerful with every chapter.  And on this episode of A New Direction Co-Author Dr. Kevin Gazzara walks through some of the lessons and the fun of the book. The book "The Leader of Oz: Revealing the 101 Secrets of Marvelous Leadership for the 21st Century" is a leadership book like none other.  While the story is fun and engaging the lessons are timeless and priceless.  What is more about the book is also a leadership assessment that you can measure your strengths in four areas: Brain, Heart, Nerve and Wisdom (I think you catch the OZ references).  We begin the show with the most obvious and fundamental leadership dimension and that is of authenticity.  And as both Dora T. and Dorothy discovery when we truly discover who we are it is when we truly begin the journey of leadership. Please say thank you to our sponsors!  It is there financial support that allows A New Direction to continue growing and getting great authors like Rob Jolles. Epic Physical Therapy these are the physical therapists that work with everyone from professional athletes to everyday people like you and me are just looking to recover from surgery or move a little better.  They have the latest equipment and certified staff to provide you with the customized treatment plan so that you can do the things you really want to do.  When you are looking for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results head on over to EPIC PT  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years the choice of people all over the world.  They are not only experts in residential real estate, they understand that your home is more is a place where you created some of your fondest memories.  When you want a real estate professional who not only will get you the best price, but will care about your home like you would care about your home start with the Legends of Customer Service start with Linda Craft & Team.  www.LindaCraft.com And Coaching Mavericks  Are  you stuck?  Feel like you could be doing better?  Searching for your purpose?  Looking to better yourself or your career?  Have you considered hiring a coach.  That is what I do and I have helped dozens of people just like you excel in their life, career, and business.  The first phone call is FREE, you can reach me at jay@jayizso.com or click on over to CoachingMavericks.com
Recruit Better Talent, Motivate, Be More Profitable – IncentShare
Jun 8 2022
Recruit Better Talent, Motivate, Be More Profitable – IncentShare
The late great women's basketball coach Pat Summit once was reported being asked about her secret to winning championships, she said, "recruit great players".  Jim Collins in his book "Good to Great" alludes to recruiting great employees in his quote, "If I were running a company today I would have one priority above all others: to acquire as many of the best people as I could..."  The fact of the matter is if you want to recruit the best people you have to have something to offer them.  The same is true if you want to better motivate your employees and if you have recruited the best people and you have them motivated, there is no doubt you will be profitable.  How do you do that?  Well, Author and CEO Rob Marchalonis gives you the insights with IncentShare.  It's more than just incentives it is sharing in the business so that your employees are engaged, connected, motivated, and want to see your organization prosper. Rob Marchalonis book IncentShare: Motivate, Recruit, and Get Results with Incentives - Succeed by Sharing is comprehensive step by step guide to helping you recruit and keep your best employees, while at the same time increasing profits.  Not only does Rob give you the detail on how to IncentShare he provides several examples of companies that use IncentShare to recruit the best talent.  For example did you know that Google does not have the best salaries and yet their people are some of the best paid.  That is because they share their success.  In fact, so many people apply to work for Google that it is more difficult to get a job with Google than to get into Yale, Harvard, or Princeton.  Still think that sharing financial success doesn't work...think again...because every big company is doing it and Rob Marchalonis is going to talk about how. We are so grateful for the financial support of the sponsors of A New Direction.  They really do help us secure great authors, books, and distribute the show.  Please go to their websites and thank them.  Even going to their social media pages and giving them a LIKE would be awesome! EPIC Physical Therapy is the choice of professional athletes as well as people who have been injure or recovering from surgery.  Listen even if you just want to move and feel better they can help with that too.  They have the latest equipment and technology, but perhaps their greatest asset is their people.  They have the certified staff that will design a customized treatment plan specifically for YOU.  They understand that therapy is more than physical, it is also a mental, emotional, and spiritual recovery as well.  Look if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results start with EPIC Physical Therapy – www.EPIC pt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, their clients say that their customer service is “legendary” and the reason for that is because for 35 years they build and maintain personal relationships with their clients.  Why?  Because buying and selling of a house is a great deal more than a business transaction, it is a life altering experience.  That’s because we don’t just live in a home, some of our most significant memories will be made in that home.  Linda and her team are dedicated to taking care of your memory maker as if it were their own.  Whether you are about to purchase a new home, or sell your current home, start with the relationship legends.  Start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors – www.LindaCraft.com
Enhancing Employee Production and Loyalty – Dr Bob Nelson & Mario Tamayo
Jun 1 2022
Enhancing Employee Production and Loyalty – Dr Bob Nelson & Mario Tamayo
It has been said that "all work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy".  In today's society it seems that we just want people to work.  But maybe the real truth is we need balance in our work.  Not just play, but the idea that the workplace is a fun place to work.  Study after study has demonstrated that workplaces that have fun are more productive, more creative, and create employee loyalty.  It then begs the question:  "Would you call your workplace a "fun" place to work?  With the number of people who are ghosting their job, jumping jobs, leaving good paying companies there may be a good case that the workplace is just not a fun place to work.  Let's be honest when we are having fun...who really wants to leave a place like that? In this episode of A New Direction we bring back Dr. Bob Nelson and Mario Tamayo co-authors of the best selling book "Work Made Fun, Gets Done!"  The book is full of ideas not just for the in person office, but also for the hybrid or "work from home" (WFH) office.  Dr. Bob and Mario Tamayo are going to give their insights, experience, backed by solid research.  Let's be honest we are all looking for people who are willing to work, by loyal, be productive, be more creative, and be more efficient...and all of those things combined mean more profitability.  That is why "Work Made Fun, Get's Done" and is a must read! We really would like to ask you to thank our sponsors.  Their financial support of A New Direction is so critical to helping us provide quality guests, books, and great sounding show. EPIC Physical Therapy, they not only have the latest technology, they are certified and trained to have the latest therapeutic techniques.  Regardless if you just need to move a little better, are recovering from an injury or surgery, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete.  EPIC PT will provide you with a customized treatment specifically designed for you.  Are you ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results?  Then head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors they literally are a locally owned independent real estate company,  that serves the world.   How can a small company serve the world?  They have created relationships with the best real estate experts in the world to help you regardless of where you live get the best person possible.  And because they are independent of any national brand they have relationships with other professionals from all the companies, not just the ones that are part of a national branded network.  For 35 years they continue to build relationships because that is how Linda started the business and continues to do so today.  Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com Hey…do me a favor and please tell your friends to subscribe on their favorite podcast platform and give us a 5 star rating we are so grateful when you do!
Presenting Yourself for Success – The Authenticity Code
May 25 2022
Presenting Yourself for Success – The Authenticity Code
Perhaps one of the greatest challenges we all have is presenting in front of others.  So often when it comes to presenting we major on the minors and minor on the majors.  The major of course making sure you are presenting you authentically.  You can have all the presentation skills down pat, but until you realize that YOU ARE THE PRESENTATION it will not make any difference, because nothing substitutes for the authentic you...you simply cannot fake it.  Thankfully for you and I best selling and gold medal winning author Dr. Sharon Lamm-Hartman joins us on A New Direction to talk about "The Authenticity Code". Dr. Sharon's book, "The Authenticity Code: The Art and Science of Success and Why You Can’t Fake It to Make It" is an absolute must read for anyone who is going after a new job, selling (B2B or B2C). public speaking, or simply networking.  "The Authenticity Code" will teach you how to find your authentic self so that you are presenting YOU authentically.  The book also gives training in how to read people while presenting and become more adaptable in your presentations.  This book is fantastic! Please say thank you to our sponsors of A New Direction.  There support helps us bring great authors and experts every week.  Go to their Websites and LIKE their fan pages: EPIC Physical Therapy from everyday people like you and I, to professional athletes they have the certified staff and the cutting edge equipment to help you not only recover but to truly “Thrive” in your life.  When you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recover, and EPIC Results head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy.. www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 year they have been helping people all over the world.  They built their business one relationship at a time and continue that same tradition today.  They recognize your home is more than bricks and mortar, but that is truly built on your memories.  When you are ready to sell or buy your home, start with the relationship builders and memory keepers.  Start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors… www.LindaCraft.com
Change Your Self to Change Your Business – Michael S. Seaver
May 18 2022
Change Your Self to Change Your Business – Michael S. Seaver
As a coach I am often called because the owner, founder, or CEO wants to change their business.  There is this belief system that the business is it's own entity and that you magically can change the business.  However, the truth is if you want your business to truly change then the owner, founder, or CEO is the one who must change first...and that is not always easy.  On this episode of A New Direction I have the privilege of talking change with executive coach and author Michael S. Seaver.  We talk about why it is difficult to change and the process of navigating change. Michael Seaver's book is entitled, "I Know: A Practical Guide for Awakening to What's Within and Finding Work-Life Integration"  The book is truly a practical guide on how to navigate the rough water's of change so you can change your business but it also is a book that provides practical information about how to carve out your personal mission, core values, train your people to be coaches, what you should look for in a coach and so much more!  This is one of those shows that is literally for anyone at any stage of your life, career, business.  If you want or need change this show is for you.  And pick up your copy of "I Know". A New Direction is grateful for the financial support from our great sponsors. Please reach out to them, refer them, use them, and say thank you! EPIC Physical Therapy is where I go when I am injured, or just want to feel better for my aches and pains.  But you know who else uses EPIC pt?  Professional Athletes and Athletes of all ages.  They have the cutting edge equipment combined with the superior knowledge to customize a treatment program for you!  When you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy – www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years Linda has been building relationships with people one person at a time.  And today she and her team are still building real lasting relationships with her clients.  They fully understand that the power of the home you own is the memories you make in your home.  While you may forget the details of the construction of the home, you will never forget all the significant events that made an impact on your life.  It is that dedication to relationships with her clients that continue to keep her at the top of the real estate charts, why her clients refer her and her team, and why they say LCT has “Legendary Customer Service”.  Why not check out the Legends of relationship….go to www.LindaCraft.com
From Copy Machine to Multi-Million Dollar Corporation
May 11 2022
From Copy Machine to Multi-Million Dollar Corporation
How many of you dream of being your own boss?  You know owning your own company.  It all sounds pretty cool until you look at the lives of those who build it from the ground up and all the struggles it takes to get to financial success.  How do you stay resilient when life throws you a curve?  Like your parents dying.  No money.  Feeling Lost and alone.  So what you do you?  Well if you are Elliott Noble-Holt, you turn a $500 dollar gift card into a copy machine and start a business.  And he joins us this week on A New Direction and encourages you that you too can make it, it may not be easy, but with perseverance and resilience you can achieve financial freedom and financial success. Elliott Noble-Holt has written a book that really is about resilience entitled "Bald, Bearded, Boss: Manifesting Who You Were Meant to Be".  The truth is it would be easy to let any circumstance get you down, but Elliott demonstrates that if you maintain your resilience you can achieve.  Elliott demonstrates his resilience in his faith.  He is resilient with his core values.  Resilient with his employees and customers.  And resilient to take care of himself.  The book is practically minded.  And starting with a "Vision Board"  Elliott Noble-Holt helps us bring what we don't see yet into existence through our vision.  Great book, fun show! Please reach out and thank our awesome financial partners on A New Direction: EPIC physical therapy, they are my physical therapists and here is just one of the reasons why.  It’s not the cutting edge equipment, it’s not that they are certified in the latest therapies, and it’s not that professional athletes use them, no, the reason I go to EPIC is because I know that they are going to design a customized treatment program specifically for me, and they care enough to make certain I follow through with it.  That’s why I go.  And you can expect the same, so when you are ready for EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results go to EPIC physical Therapy. www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years they have been helping people all over the world protect their dreams and make new ones.  Let’s be honest, most people will never think about the price of the home they purchased and sold…but we all will think about the memories that were made in that home.  The powerful emotions that were in that home.  Because at the end of the day that is what makes the home.  The memories and the emotions of those memories.  Linda Craft and her team continue the tradition of being the “memory makers” by giving the home you are ready to sell the marketing and attention it deserves, and the new memories when you purchase your next home.  When you are ready for your memory head on over to www.LindaCraft.com