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Daniel Gomez - Raise Your B.A.A.R.
4d ago
Daniel Gomez - Raise Your B.A.A.R.
Unlock Your Potential: Top 10 Lessons for Success with Daniel Gomez | 10 Lessons Learned In this enlightening episode of '10 Lessons Learned,' host Robert Hossary interviews Daniel Gomez, an accomplished author, keynote speaker, business and executive coach, and podcast host. Daniel shares his top 10 lessons for achieving epic success in both personal and professional life. Through these lessons, Daniel discusses the importance of self-discipline, raising your belief system, having a definitive morning routine, dreaming bigger, and much more. Tune in to gather insights on transforming your mindset, elevating your confidence, and realizing your true potential. Also, don't miss the special gift offered exclusively for the audience! About Daniel Gomez Daniel Gomez is an Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, Business Coach, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, and Podcast of the Year Recipient for The Daniel Gomez Inspires Show. Daniel speaks and coaches at events all over the world! His passion is to elevate businesses and entrepreneurs to achieve their true potential through their training and coaching programs. Daniel has empowered his clients to achieve epic success in their personal and professional lives. He is an International Best-Selling Author. Daniel’s book, “You Were Born to Fly”, and of “The Makings of a Millionaire Mind”, inspired to give people the high-performance habits and confidence needed to be the leaders of their own destiny.  Daniel’s high-energy and ability to unlock the untapped potential in people has made him a highly sought-out keynote speaker and corporate trainer for top organizations including the U.S. Air Force. He was honored with the “Best of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023” awards for his training and business coaching. He and his wife, Mari Gomez, believe in giving back and support women whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer through their 501(c)(3) nonprofit “The Mari Strong Foundation.” Episode notes 0:00 Intro 03:40 Lesson 1: Have a Morning Routine 07:15 Lesson 2: Raise Your B.A.A.R 12:20 Lesson 3: Be Worthy and Deserving 14:14 Lesson 4: Dream Bigger 18:48 Lesson 5: Trust More 21:22 Lesson 6: I am a Rolls Royce 25:04 Lesson 7: Have a Value System to Live By 27:58 Lesson 8: Set your Financial Thermostat 35:30 Lesson 9: I belong with the Elite 37:33 Lesson 10: Believe
Special Episode– Self Awareness
Jun 25 2024
Special Episode– Self Awareness
In a special edition of 10 Lessons Learned, hosts Robert Hossary and Diana White delve into the importance of self-awareness, recognizing one's biases, facing inner demons, and the value of humility. Through insightful guest lessons, they emphasize the need for continuous personal growth and reflection. The hosts share personal anecdotes to highlight the transformative impact of understanding oneself and embracing lifelong learning. About our Hosts Diana White has over 30 years in sales and retail experience, leading stores with revenues of over 10 million and a staff of 200. Consumer psychology, marketing, operations, and leadership are just a few of her skillsets.  Seeing a need for startup and operations assistance within the local business community, Diana established D.E.W. Business Solutions, LLC, to provide consulting to small businesses. Diana was appointed as CEO of Chandler Innovations, a technology incubator funded by the City of Chandler, Arizona. Diana obtained a Bachelor of Science in Small Business Administration from Northern Arizona University, holds a green belt in Lean Six Sigma, and is a certified Agile Scrum Master. She is committed to helping businesses and non-profits as well as the community at large. Robert Hossary has been involved in international business for the past two decades. Since 2011 – 2018, Robert was the General Manager for the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (AmCham) and helped advise many Australian and US companies about their international expansion requirements.  Prior to that, Robert was Regional Vice President for the Americas for a technology manufacturer. He has also worked in Taiwan with responsibility for Asia Pacific and the Middle East.  With a background in Technology, Transport, Fashion and Healthcare, Robert has a wealth of experience to share. Episode Notes 0:00 Intro 01:23 The Man In The Mirror (poem is by Dale Wimbro 1934) 04:25 Steve Zylstra- Know the Man in the Mirror 07:11 Bas Borsma - It's Tough To Beat One's Demons 11:03 Eric Miller - Know Your Own Bias 15:07 Narelle Hooper - Put On Your Oxygen Mask Before Helping Others 17:09 Vikas Tiku - Nobody Knows Everything
Zac Miller - Be honest with yourself about what you’re good at
Jun 11 2024
Zac Miller - Be honest with yourself about what you’re good at
Dive into the world of media production with Zac Miller! In our latest episode of 10 Lessons Learned, Zac reveals what it takes to be an overnight success—spoiler: it’s a decade of hard work!    About Zac Miller Zac Miller is a video producer who has nearly two decades of experience bringing films, television series, and podcasts to life. He leverages that experience to help media professionals and businesses of all sizes create and implement effective video strategies. Zac currently produces and co-stars in the hit video podcast, The Kim Gravel Show, which is a top show on QVC+. He is launching a new podcast this year about how to harness the power of video podcasting. Zac began his career in 2005 working on indie films in Boston. He joined IATSE the following year as a grip and then moved to Los Angeles where he transitioned from lighting and tech into production. He quickly rose through the ranks to become the production manager on hit TV shows like Catfish (MTV) and Big Brother (CBS). During that time Zac worked on dozens of television series, feature films, commercials, music videos, and educational videos for clients like NBC Universal, Disney, HGTV, Lifetime, WGBH, Pepsi Co., Harvard Medical School, The National Science Foundation, and The US Department of Transportation. In 2017 Zac left Big Brother to launch his own full-service video production and consulting company called Uncommon Image Studios where he produces and directs high-end videos for clients from national brands and fortune 500 companies to local businesses and nonprofits. Some of his notable clients include Ketel One Vodka, Westfield Malls, and Alcoa Corp. Zac is passionate about education and taught video production from 2018 - 2022 at Clarkson University in New York. He has given invited talks at the University of Vermont, Cornell University Extension School, and St. Joseph’s University in Bangalore, India. He is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and has won national awards for screenwriting, advertising, and directing, including the grand prize of a 2007 Jeep Compass SUV for producing and directing a 60 second Jeep commercial. Zac was once karate chopped by Shaq on set.   Episode notes Lesson 1: If you’re presenting anything - be entertaining. 10:34 Lesson 2: Be honest with yourself about what you’re good at. 14:30 Lesson 3: Give yourself permission to suck at first. 16:46 Lesson 4: Win the expectations game - Set expectations and then exceed them. 20:08 Lesson 5: Standing out is 99% about your attitude and reliability. 25:57  Lesson 6: Look at video as a creative solution for a business problem and be specific. 30:17 Lesson 7: Don’t race to the bottom and commoditize your creative work. 34:08 Lesson 8: Media is changing - "Is this real?" is the wrong question to ask – “who's telling the story?” 38:42 Lesson 9: Rehearsals are an incredible tool. 45:30  Lesson 10: Overnight success takes a decade to accomplish, be prepared when it comes. 49:43 Lesson 11: Always allow yourself the option to edit something out that isn’t working. 53:39
Special Episode – Embracing Uncertainty
May 28 2024
Special Episode – Embracing Uncertainty
Embrace uncertainty for growth! Join Siebe Van Der Zee and Yi Wang in a special episode of 10LessonsLearned as they delve into the power of uncertainty. Sweaty palms, trembling voices - familiar feelings, right? Dive deep into insightful conversations and wisdoms shared by distinguished guests. Unlock untapped potential from our treasure trove of lessons! Siebe Van Der Zee is President of Vanderzee & Associates, Executive Search & Coaching. He has served as an international management consultant for over 25 years. For 28 years, Siebe has served as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Arizona. He holds a Master's Degree in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and he is a current member of the International Leadership Council at GPEC (Greater Phoenix Economic Council). Yi Wang is passionate about applying a risk lens and toolkit to a business challenge, making it meaningful to stakeholders so to make better decisions and achieve their success. Having lived the life of a 1st-generation migrant in Australia, Yi completed a hybrid education in accounting and IT and worked in professional service and many digital-first industries. Yi received countless support and advice generously given by others, so he is a strong believer in mentorship and its power to help young professionals to realise their potential. Outside of his professional life, Yi enjoys playtime with his family, reading and is studying towards professional qualifications in mental health and counselling. Since joining the #10lessonslearned team, Yi has re-energised the team and helped refine a marketing strategy to amplify the outreach of the wisdom we aspire to share. Episode Notes Intro 00:00 Certainty is just a mindless illusion 02:13 The Upper Limit Problem 03:28 Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable.06:06 Run towards the fire. 09:22 Guests who's wisdom we talk about: Ellen Langer: watch episode  Katie & Gay Hendricks: watch episode  Bas Boorsma: watch episode  Jim Carroll: watch episode  Conrad Taylor: watch episode Beng Yeoh: watch episode  Jeffery Wang: watch episode David Chalke: watch episode
Professor Alan Davison - Being passionate about a problem doesn't mean your solution is right.
May 14 2024
Professor Alan Davison - Being passionate about a problem doesn't mean your solution is right.
Embark on a journey through logic, leadership, and the quest for intellectual diversity with Dr. Alan Davison on our latest podcast episode. It’s time to challenge your perspectives. About Professor Alan Davison Alan heads up Heterodox Academy in Australia, promoting viewpoint diversity in our academic communities.  He has published both scholarly and popular articles on trends in social sciences and humanities research. Alan launched the “Permission to Think” speaker series alongside well-known media figure Josh Szeps in 2021, which invites prominent scholars to openly discuss complex issues during this age of outrage. Examining the role of intellectuals and institutions in public debates, especially those in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) faculties. To date, guests in the series have included the likes of Jonathan Haidt and Alice Dreger. Alan had an unusual educational background, being largely home-schooled and entering university via special admissions. He studied piano privately through his teens before initially undertaking a Bachelor of Music in performance, changing to musicology for his postgraduate study. His long-running research interests cover music and visual culture, art and aesthetics, celebrity studies, and 19th-century European cultural history, but he maintains his knowledge of previous interests, especially in the philosophy of science and the scientific method. Episode notes 0:00 Intro 08:35 Lesson 1: Never Stop Being Curious 13:23 Lesson 2: Being passionate about a problem doesn't mean you have a solution 20:38 Lesson 3: Try to Steelman and not Strawman. 29:30 Lesson 4: Smart people  can use their IQ to rationalize terrible ideas. 36:16 Lesson 5: Be both strategic and tactical and challenging orthodox. 42:43 Lesson 6: Being anti orthodox can be as bad as being orthodox. 44:50 Lesson 7: Humans are apes. 49:56 Lesson 8: Great leaders are both intellectual and ethical. 01:03:07 Lesson 9: Be consistent but be prepared to change. 01:06:25 Lesson 10: Working for and amongst people with diverse viewpoints is fulfilling.
Barnaby Howarth - Sometimes Stuff Just Works Out For You
Apr 30 2024
Barnaby Howarth - Sometimes Stuff Just Works Out For You
Join us on a journey of strength, survival, and the simplicity of being a good human with Barnaby Howarth on 10 Lessons Learned. His life, threaded with triumph and tragedy, teaches us the profound impact of resilience and kindness. Listen to the full conversation here About Barnaby Howarth Former AFL footballer, diabetic, host of interview show “Everyday Greatness”, stroke survivor, autocue operator for ABC News Australia, widower and Deacon in the Coptic Orthodox church, Barnaby Howarth has been a resilience speaker for over a decade, telling audiences to try their hardest and be proud of themselves. Barnaby is a real human being living the messages he promotes to audiences – His message that just being a good, solid human being is enough to live a life you are proud of is a real point of difference in today's ever competitive world Barnaby has spoken all around the world to all sorts of groups and organisations.   Episode notes Lesson 1: Rain falls on the just. As in the I'm just like, but there comes a time when you just have to get over it and go and play in the puddles. 04:42 Lesson 2: Focus on the game plan, and the result will take care of itself. 07:56 Lesson 3: He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. 10:35 Lesson 4: Courage isn't the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.  15:49 Lesson 5: Work hard, be good to people. 18:48 Lesson 6: If a job is worth doing, it is worth doing well. 21:37 Lesson 7: You are better off, knowing a little bit about a lot of things than a lot about a small number of things. 24:55 Lesson 8: Sometimes shit just works out for you. 27:39 Lesson 9: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. 30:10 Lesson 10: Don't be a dickhead. 31:23
Dale Stevens - You don't know what you're capable of
Apr 16 2024
Dale Stevens - You don't know what you're capable of
In this inspiring episode of 10 Lessons Learned, we're joined by Dale Stevens, an actress with a fascinating career journey across continents, from London to Sydney, and onto the big screen in Mission Impossible. Dive deep into her wisdom on overcoming fears, embracing uniqueness, and the power of acting techniques in everyday life. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry! About Dale Stevens Dale Stevens is an actress from London who discovered her passion for acting at a very young age. Her journey took her from to Sydney, New Zealand and back to Melbourne as she pursued her love for the craft. One of the pivotal moments in Dale’s career was landing a role in Mission Impossible, where she portrayed an assassin in front of famous US actors. This experience taught her that her best work happened when she was most afraid, which led her to make friends with her nerves. Dale founded playright to teach others to use acting techniques to navigate their way through life intentionally… Over the last 11 years, Dale has worked with lawyers, accountants, governments, entrepreneurs, telecommunications and budding speakers. It turns out that there are ways of behaving that are common to all of us and as Dale says - human behaviour drives economics.   Episode notes Lesson 1: Do yourself. 02:45 Lesson 2: Don't try to do better, do different. 05:25 Lesson 3: The truth will set you free. 07:48 Lesson 4: You don't know what you're capable of. 18:21 Lesson 5: Life's a marathon, not a sprint. 20:54 Lesson 6: All the world's a stage. 24:03   Lesson 7: Other people don't know what you know. 28:17 Lesson 8: Your body language tells you who you are. 32:23 Lesson 9: Human behaviour drives economics. 35:10 Lesson 10: Choose your avatar. 36:25
Melissa Hahn - There are no wasted experiences.
Apr 2 2024
Melissa Hahn - There are no wasted experiences.
About Melissa Hahn Melissa Hahn is an intercultural professional who helps people collaborate, adapt and thrive across cultures. She earned a master's degree in intercultural relations from the University of the Pacific in California, has lived abroad in Poland, and has an extensive professional background that spans international relations, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and global mobility/corporate relocation. She works independently as a trainer, coach and consultant; teaches intercultural communication at American University; and is on the leadership team of the Global Dexterity Certification. She believes that intercultural skills are for everyone, because we all come from cultures and need to figure out how to live, work, and connect with people who have different backgrounds and life experiences from us. Through her children's book "Luminarias Light the Way" and her upcoming book "Forging Bonds in a Global Workforce" (McGraw Hill), she aims to show how practical, do-able, and even fun this process can be for people of all ages.   Episode notes Lesson 1: Cultural competence isn't memorizing details about another culture. It's building relationships with                                   individuals from those cultures. 09:21 Lesson 2: You're not getting a cultural report card. 11:38 Lesson 3: Don't judge cultural experiences by whether you like them. Judge them by whether they make you grow.                     16:11 Lesson 4: There are no wasted experiences.  20:42 Lesson 5: Think about the messages you are sending, and whether they facilitate trust.  25:08 Lesson 6: Let yourself be ambivalent. 28:06 Lesson 7: Let your light shine - and help others shine their light, too. 32:01 Lesson 8: Prioritize taking care of yourself. 35:16 Lesson 9: When networking, think about making connections with people, not just obtaining business cards or                               sharing digital details. 39:05 Lesson 10: It is truly a small world, so guard your reputation and close doors gently, rather than burning bridges. 42:28
Randy Crane - Procrastination is a habit that is learned by repetition
Mar 19 2024
Randy Crane - Procrastination is a habit that is learned by repetition
About Randy Crane Randy Crane also known as The Fearless Marketer is a nationally-recognized Sales and Marketing Specialist. He has held leadership positions in sales and marketing for over 40 years with global brands such as Molson Coors and Konica Minolta among others, as well as many thriving startups. He is passionate about leadership and emotional marketing strategies that deliver Real Value to customers and impact businesses. Randy is a mentor, a visionary, and a true master of his craft, inspiring others to reach for greatness and achieve their dreams.   Episode notes Lesson 1: Human beings make decisions based on emotion - not on the facts. 04:59 Lesson 2: A lot of times what we're is not the absolute truth. 07:28 Lesson 3: Your perception is your reality. 12:23 Lesson 4: We are spiritual beings having a human experience. 18:13 Lesson 5: Human beings connect with other human beings on an emotional level. 23:37 Lesson 6: The world we live in is not a result of people who don't know what they're doing. It is by design that it is this way. 27:48 Lesson 7: It's just the same monkey in a different suit. 36:00 Lesson 8: By the time a human being is 35 years old they are functioning primarily from the subconscious programs that were influenced by other people. 43:36 Lesson 9: Procrastination is a habit that is learned by repetition. 47:58 Lesson 10: The average human being has 80,000 thoughts per day.  51:10
Matthew Jacob - The purpose of a goal is to GROW.
Mar 5 2024
Matthew Jacob - The purpose of a goal is to GROW.
Matthew Jacob, a certified mentor and mindset coach, shares his 10 lessons learned, including the importance of mindset, emotional self-regulation, and the choice of happiness. He also discusses the value of service to others and the impact of personal growth on achieving goals and finding joy. Hosted by Diana White  About Matthew Jacob Having started his career as a certified personal trainer and gym owner, Matt quickly realized that true transformation goes beyond physical fitness. He recognized that a person's mindset is the foundation for achieving success in all areas of life. This realization led him to delve deeper into the field of personal development and acquire expertise as a mindset coach.  What sets Matt apart is his holistic approach to personal growth. He understands that true transformation requires a balance between physical fitness, mental resilience, and emotional well-being. By integrating mindset shifts with fitness strategies, Matt empowers his clients to overcome self-limiting beliefs, break through barriers, and create a life of abundance and fulfillment.  Matt's coaching style is characterized by empathy, authenticity, and unwavering support.   With a deep passion for personal growth and a genuine desire to see others thrive, Matt has impacted the lives of hundreds of individuals across the globe.     Episode notes Lesson 1: Best things come from a need to scratch my own itch.  02:42  Lesson 2: I don't have to believe every single thing, I think.  06:42  Lesson 3: Rock bottom could be the best thing that ever happened to you. 08:45  Lesson 4: Clear conscience is an under-rated form of self-care. 11:50  Lesson 5: Discipline is the highest form of self-love. You are only on top for so long, so always look to improve or reinvent yourself. 14:04  Lesson 6: The purpose of a goal is to GROW. 17:09  Lesson 7: Emotional self-regulation 22:30  Lesson 8: Pleasure is not the same as joy.  29:21  Lesson 9: Happiness is a choice. 33:01  Lesson 10: The shortest path to happiness is service to others. Remember that even when things are not going well, there is a lesson to be learned.  36:39
James Badman - Someone has done it before you. Find them, learn from them.
Feb 20 2024
James Badman - Someone has done it before you. Find them, learn from them.
James Badman is a published Academic, Entrepreneur, Director and discusses why you shouldn’t “be afraid to ask for help”, that “You should never give up on your passion”, why “you should put yourself out there” and more. Hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee. About James Badman James Badman is highly dedicated to his work in the animal industry. He has developed expertise in business administration, including state and federal permitting, USDA licensing, and the recruiting and training of animal care staff. He is the Associate Director for the Department of Animal Care and Technologies at Arizona State University where he has worked for over 25 years. He has founded and established several businesses including the Red Mountain Conservation and Education Center since 2002, and the USDA licensed exotic animal pet store, WildSide Pets, from 2007 to 2022, and co-founder of the Phoenix Reptile Expo with partner Drew Rheinhardt. James' involvement within the animal industry is rooted in his lifelong passion for animals, which includes working with a wide range of species from tortoises to warthogs. Episode notes 0:00 James Badman - Someone has done it before you.  Find them, learn from them. 04:41 Lesson 1: Value friendships 07:33 Lesson 2: Never give up on your passion, even if it must be sidelined for a minute 10:18 Lesson 3: Someone has done it before you.  Find them, learn from them. 14:31 Lesson 4: Don’t be afraid to ask for help 20:01 Lesson 5: We all report to someone 22:49 Affiliate Break 23:29 Lesson 6: You are only on top for so long, so always look to improve or reinvent yourself 25:35 Lesson 7: Remember that even when things are not going well, there is a lesson to be learned   27:53 Lesson 8: Put yourself out there   30:55 Lesson 9: You have to work to be happy 33:07 Lesson 10: Give back, when you can
Jason Wong - Everyone has something to offer.
Feb 6 2024
Jason Wong - Everyone has something to offer.
Join your host, Jeffery Wang, in this inspiring episode of the 10 Lessons Learned, where we discuss invaluable insights for career, business, and life. In this episode, we welcome Jason Wong, an accredited leadership coach, strategy ninja, and a kindness practitioner. Hailing from one of Sydney's most successful Chinese families, Jason shares his unique journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and finding fulfillment beyond material success. With engaging discussions about re calibrating life's priorities, nurturing meaningful relationships, promoting diversity and inclusion, and constantly learning, we uncover some of Jason's key lessons that have shaped his leadership style and understanding of success. Tune in for this enlightening conversation and walk away with practical nuggets of wisdom that go beyond the textbook. About Jason Wong Jason was born into one of Sydney’s most successful and influential Chinese families and has fond memories of running around Sydney’s Chinatown after school.  He was educated at one of Australia’s top selective private schools for boys and with his family’s network of connections, the world was his oyster. But his life didn’t play out the way that he thought it would and, influenced by a number of key people and events, he embarked on a journey involving lots of deep reflection and making plenty of personal adjustments. He has held multiple leadership roles throughout his career but believes that his most important and most satisfying role was being a stay-at-home Dad to his three daughters, which included upping his game as partner to his amazing wife.   He works to improve technology leadership in not-for-profit, for-purpose and community-focused organisations  and he now runs his own coaching & strategic consultancy practice, Tyger Technology Leadership, developing tech leaders of the future.    He is a former president of his children’s school P&C association and is now the Board Secretary of the NSW P&C Federation, working with influential education stakeholders to improve public schooling in NSW.  He also facilitates local Dads groups and events, to support and engage Dads in their parenting journeys. A few people leave deep impressions in your life, and you have certainly left one with me. Of the thousands of people I've come across during business, some just lives out their values in how they behave and treat others around them.
Braeden Rhys - Authenticity is Your Superpower
Jan 23 2024
Braeden Rhys - Authenticity is Your Superpower
Braeden Rhys talks about his experiences as an individual, as a professional in marketing and PR, and as a trailblazing entrepreneur. He discusses his journey as a gay man, from being a youth minister to becoming an escort and a drag queen, and how these experiences shaped his approach to business and personal growth. He shares his insights on embracing authenticity, persevering through hardships, and shaping one's own future. About Braeden Rhys Braeden Rhys is a trailblazing marketing and public relations professional, celebrated as one of Australia's Top 100 Entrepreneurs. With a portfolio of multi-award-winning brands, including Sweet Release Agency, the world's leading Adult Industry marketing and PR agency, and Axis Global Co, ranked among the top 100 growth marketing agencies globally, Braeden has made an indelible mark on the business landscape. His journey to success was a testament to resilience and the power of authenticity. Raised within the confines of the ministry, Braeden grappled with the conflict between his true identity as a gay man and the strict beliefs he was taught. Denying his sexuality and convinced that he could "pray the gay away," he eventually found the courage to break free from the confines of the church, embracing his true self with pride. Unafraid to explore uncharted territories, Braeden embarked on a journey of self-discovery that led him to the deep end of the Adult Industry. Adopting the alter-ego name, Jett Black, he thrived as a male sex worker, defying societal norms and leveraging his success as one of the most respected ambassadors in the Australian adult entertainment world. Drawing from his genuine passion and love for the Adult Industry, Braeden established Sweet Release Agency, which quickly gained acclaim as the top marketing and PR agency in its field. Simultaneously, he revealed yet another facet of his identity as Kara Zmatiq, Australia's Premier Live Singing Drag Queen, captivating audiences with soulful performances and earning accolades on platforms like Australia's Got Talent. Braeden Rhys faced adversity head-on, finding strength in humility and authenticity. His journey from sex worker to celebrated entrepreneur showcases his resilience and determination to overcome challenges. Despite creating unique brands and personas, Braeden never lost sight of his roots, remaining grateful to the Adult Industry for accepting him without judgment. A firm believer in the power of authenticity and genuine passion, Braeden Rhys attributes his success in life, business, and relationships to staying true to himself. He constantly emphasizes the importance of dynamic education and making a positive difference in the world, inspiring others to embrace their true identities and pursue their dreams unapologetically. With an unwavering commitment to self-improvement and a passion for blazing new trails, Braeden Rhys continues to redefine success on his terms. Guided by authenticity and an unyielding desire to leave a positive impact, he remains a beacon of inspiration for all those striving to live their best lives while embracing their true selves. Episode notes Lesson 1: The Customer Isn't Always Right 04:52 Lesson 2: Authenticity is Your Superpower 11:44 Lesson 3: Craft Your Personal Brand 23:40 Lesson 4: The Power of "No Learn to say "no" when necessary. 28:04 Lesson 5: Banish Toxic Influences 31:17 Lesson 6: Humble Beginnings Lead to Greatness Stay humble and grounded. 35:54 Lesson 7: Creativity Fuels Innovation Cultivate your creative spark. 40:49 Lesson 8: Own Your Sexuality and strength. 44:25 Lesson 9: Write Your Future Take control of your destiny. 48:37 Lesson 10:  Embrace Change with Open Arms. 52:38
Re-Broadcast Eric Miller-Know Your Own Bias
Jan 9 2024
Re-Broadcast Eric Miller-Know Your Own Bias
Eric Miller, CEO, Entrepreneur, Director speaks with us why it's important "To learn your tools", "Never to understate the importance of a network", why we should "Know our own bias" and more. Hosted by Diana White About Eric Miller   Eric is a co-owner of Tempe-based PADT, Inc., a provider of tools and services to companies that design and manufacture physical products. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and started his career focusing on applying Computer-Aided Engineering to turbine engine components. As a co-founder of PADT in 1994, Eric also pursued IT, graphic design, 3D printing, database programming, HR, and small business management. Eric is often called upon to write and speak on simulation, design, and 3D printing. He is also steeply involved with the startup community and the high-tech sector. Eric hosts the podcast All Things ANSYS. He is currently Chair of the Arizona Technology Council Board of Directors, a member of the Arizona Technology Investors' screening committee, and serves on several advisory boards. Eric also serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Arizona Commerce Authority and mentors through multiple startup incubators including Chandler Innovations and The CleanTech Open. He regularly contributes to the Phoenix Business Journal with articles about technology, small business, and the Arizona ecosystem. Eric also moonlights as a freelance writer. He enjoys traveling, writing, history, cooking, and learning about new things. Episode Notes Lesson 1. Communication is so important and drives everything. 03:28 Lesson 2. Never understate the importance of a strong network 06:11 Lesson 3. What you learned in Kindergarten works. 09:09 Lesson 4. People and situations change over time. 11:54 Lesson 5. Know your own bias. 15:10 Lesson 6. Feelings should guide you, not constrain you. 18:26 Lesson 7. Be able to do, or at least understand, your employee’s job 20:57 Lesson 8. Letting people go is good for their co-workers, for them, and for your company. 23:53 Lesson 9. Take the time to learn your tools. 27:45 Lesson 10. Understand the real and perceived value 30:41
Rebroadcast - Ellen Langer - 1+1 doesn’t always equal 2
Dec 27 2023
Rebroadcast - Ellen Langer - 1+1 doesn’t always equal 2
Ellen Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University and she speaks with us about how "Certainty is a mindless illusion" why " 1 + 1 doesn't always equal 2" and that if you want "To feel differently, you need to view it differently" along with more great lessons. Hosted by Duff Watkins. About Ellen Langer  Dr. Ellen Langer is a professor in the Psychology Department at Harvard University where she was the first woman to be tenured in the department. She has been described as the “mother of mindfulness” and has written extensively on the illusion of control, mindful aging, stress, decision-making, and health. She is the founder of The Langer Mindfulness Institute and consults with organizations to foster mindful leadership, innovation, strategy and work/life integration. Her books, written for general and academic readers, include Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, On Becoming An Artist: Reinventing Yourself Through Mindful Creativity, and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility. Her most recent book The Handbook of Mindfulness is an anthology that brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness. A passionate and compelling lecturer who presents at organizations worldwide, Langer has authored over 200 research articles and six academic books. Her work has led to numerous academic honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship. She is the recipient of four Distinguished Scientist Awards and the Liberty Science Genius Award. Her website is https://ellenlanger.com/ Episode Notes: Lesson 1: Behavior always makes sense from the actor’s perspective 06m 49s. Lesson 2: Certainty is a mindless illusion 08m 24s. Lesson 3: 1+1 doesn’t always equal 2 13m 04s. Lesson 4: Everyone doesn’t know something but everyone knows something else 19m 49s. Lesson 5: Inconsistent is flexible 23m 12s. Lesson 6: Outcomes are neither good nor bad 25m 52s. Lesson 7: To feel differently, view it differently 27m 20s. Lesson 8: Every activity can be done mindlessly or mindfully 33m 31s. Lesson 9: Mindfulness is simply noticing new things 35m 20s. Lesson 10: Life is a people game 45m 19s.
Per Ohstrom - What makes us different makes us better
Dec 12 2023
Per Ohstrom - What makes us different makes us better
Join us as we delve into an enriching conversation hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee with global marketing expert Per Ohstrom, as he shares his top 10 life lessons. Per shares his '10 lessons in life and career' which include philosophical insights, experience in management, the importance of diversity, the value of using technology smartly, importance of occasional silence, the benefits of taking up responsibility in public roles, and more. Listen to gain remarkable insight into the invaluable lessons learned by this successful Fractional Chief Marketing Officer. About Per Ohstrom Per Ohstrom is a Marketing and Strategy Consultant with Chief Outsiders, working with small and mid-market private companies. After undergrad studies in Sweden and a career in the Army reserve, he came to the US for MBA studies. Per is an experienced marketing leader and corporate executive working with private and Private Equity-owned industrial and B2B service companies. As a fractional CMO he builds and executes strategies for profitable growth. Get his free eBook "Selecting a Strategy for Market Leadership" here: https://tinyurl.com/2knbbs6m Per has 30 years of international commercial marketing and P&L leadership in $1-2 bn blue-chip and private industrial companies. He supports CEOs making their companies more market-focused and builds cross-functional teams that consistently perform. With a track record in manufacturing, construction equipment, equipment rental, MRO distribution, supply chain, specialty chemicals and other industries, he brings advanced marketing experience. Per is a creative problem solver and respectful collaborator. He likes to tackle complex business issues and drives for practical results -he learned this as Commanding Officer of an Arctic infantry unit. Episode Notes Lesson 1: “Cast down your bucket where you are. Take what you have and do the best with it.” 05:14 Lesson 2: Manage by objectives, delegate, and decentralize. 08:24 Lesson 3: Officers eat last -turn the org chart upside down and be a servant leader. 11:12 Lesson 4: Shut up and listen, really listen. 13:39 Lesson 5: Be positive, deal swiftly with issues. 16:03 Lesson 6: What makes us different makes us better. 20:15 Lesson 7: Work smart, use technology. 24:36 Lesson 8: Get elected to something. 28:20 Lesson 9: Into the woods -the power of peace, quiet and man’s best friend. 33:23 Lesson 10: “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. 37:35
Martin Creighan -You don’t have to be a jerk to be successful.
Nov 28 2023
Martin Creighan -You don’t have to be a jerk to be successful.
Martin Creighan tells us why you should “You don’t have to be a jerk to be successful”, why “It’s ok to be afraid”, and that “Real leadership is putting your team out front” and other insightful lessons it took him years to learn. About Martin Creighan Inspired by people, building new relationships and a continuous curiosity of learning, Vice President of Sales, Martin Creighan has joined our leadership team to propel Commvault’s innovative brand and award-winning software and SaaS offerings into the Australian and New Zealand markets. Martin has over three decades of experience and brings a wealth of leadership expertise and knowledge in the software, cloud, technology, telecommunications and defence industries, having held numerous senior leadership and sales positions. Prior to joining Commvault, Creighan was the Vice President and General Manager of Cloud Software Group (Citrix, NetScaler and Tibco) Australia and New Zealand where he was responsible for go to market execution and revenue/profit growth. He previously held senior sales and general management leadership roles at AT&T, Radware, SecureNet/Baltimore Technologies and was an Operations Specialist and Master Training Specialist with the United States Navy. Creighan holds a Bachelor of Business from The National University of San Diego, California, and is a Certified Master Training Specialist from US Navy. Episode Notes Lesson 1: You don’t have to be a jerk to be successful 04:18 Lesson 2: Look after your people and your people will always looks after you! 16:32 Lesson 3: Your “Why” doesn’t have to be industry specific. 21:40  Lesson 4: Tackle each of life’s challenges one step at a time. 28:24   Lesson 5: Always be kind. 31:25  Lesson 6: Real leadership is putting your team out front. 35:42   Lesson 7: Build your team based on Attitude, not aptitude! 38:55   Lesson 8: Don’t be a “Gonna”. 42:15  Lesson 9: It’s ok to be afraid! 46:24  Lesson 10: Never, ever forget where you came from. 49:45
Ori Eisen – You can do anything if you don’t care who gets the credit (rebroadcast)
Nov 14 2023
Ori Eisen – You can do anything if you don’t care who gets the credit (rebroadcast)
REBROADCAST- Ori Eisen has spent the last two decades fighting online crime and he is respected for his business knowledge and leadership. In this episode, Ori tells us why you must "Begin with the end in mind", why "If there is doubt there is no doubt" and the benefit of "Sharpening the saw". Hosted by Siebe Van Der Zee.   About Ori Eisen Ori Eisen has spent the last two decades fighting online crime and he is respected for his business knowledge and leadership. Prior to founding Trusona, Ori founded 41st Parameter – the leading online fraud prevention and detection solution for financial institutions and e-commerce. 41st Parameter was acquired by Experian in 2013. Prior to 41st Parameter, Ori served as the Worldwide Fraud Director for American Express focusing on Internet and counterfeit fraud. During his tenure, he championed the project to enhance the authorization request to include Internet specific parameters. Prior to American Express, Ori was the Director of Fraud Prevention for VeriSign/Network Solutions. By developing new and innovative technologies, he skilfully reduced fraud losses by over 85 percent in just three months. Ori holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Montclair State University and he holds over two dozen cybersecurity patents. In his free time, Ori volunteers with Thorn, the digital defenders of children. He founded Ball to All, a charity that donates free soccer balls around the world to children who have never had one. He is a founding member of Security Canyon – Arizona’s Cyber Security Coalition. His website is a treasure trove of information. He resides in Scottsdale and is married with two children. Ori has dedicated his life to fighting online crime. Episode Notes Lesson 1. You can do anything, if you don’t care who gets the credit 6m 41sLesson 2. The hardest thing to do, is to do 8m 21sLesson 3. Taking proper vacations is a must 10m 26sLesson 4. You can coach by just asking questions, you never need to raise your voice 12m 47sLesson 5. Thinking time is underrated and there is not enough time spent on ideation before action 15m 11sLesson 6. Begin with the end in mind 18m 14sLesson 7. Sharpen the saw - spend time to train your team to problem-solve 21m 28sLesson 8. If there is a doubt, there is no doubt 27m 12sLesson 9. Family first, always 31m 38sLesson 10. It’s never as bad as you think it is 38m 33s
Bob Sewell - Be reasonable–you are not going to “win the negotiation.”
Oct 31 2023
Bob Sewell - Be reasonable–you are not going to “win the negotiation.”
Host Siebe Van Der Zee speaks with guest Bob Sewell, a leading litigation attorney. Bob shares his 10 lessons learned, including topics such as listening, asking questions, sharing your point of view, and being nice but firm. He also discusses the importance of being reasonable, breaking all the rules when necessary, and tapping down excessive passion. About Bob Sewell Bob Sewell is a leading Arizona probate litigator, which means he gets involved when there is a dispute regarding wills, trusts and estates. Bob regularly writes and speaks on the subject of estate planning and estate litigation.  His advice is sought by private individuals, practicing attorneys, local and national corporations, as well as local and national news outlets seeking commentary and analysis regarding the news of the day.  Bob is an equity partner in the law firm Davis Miles McGuire Gardner. Bob Sewell is also the host of the popular podcast called “Is That Even Legal?”—a podcast now heard in 87 countries and can be found on Apple, Google and Spotify, as well as most other podcast platforms. Episode notes Lesson 1: Listen, first. 06:41 Lesson 2: Ask questions, second. 09:40 Lesson 3: Share your point of view, third. 12:39 Lesson 4: Never bluff (well, almost never) and almost always call the bluff. 20:27 Lesson 5: Negotiate early in a dispute, except when you should negotiate late. 25:15 Lesson 6: Pride will ruin any negotiation. 29:29 Lesson 7: Be nice, but firm (likability is everything).  36:02 Lesson 8: Be reasonable–you are not going to “win the negotiation.” 37:50 Lesson 9: Get help from an intermediary. 40:25 Lesson 10: Break all the rules when all else fails.  43:58