Tommy Breedlove is the founder of Choose Goodness, a company dedicated to helping executives and entrepreneurs focus beyond the financial bottom line. By empowering leaders, Tommy bridges the gap between humanity and profitably. He transforms organizations to attract and retain the best and brightest people, create a loyal customer base and promote goodwill within their communities.
Choose Goodness provides both the rational and emotional perspectives to the strategic and financial decision making process. Since beginning his career at Deloitte, Tommy has spent 20 years serving companies as a CPA, leadership coach and corporate financial consultant. He still serves as Board Advisor, Chair and/or Director for multiple for-profit and civic entities.
Episode Summary: Participate in Your Own Rescue by Choosing Goodness with Tommy Breedlove
Jeff McManus is the Director of Landscape Services at the University of Mississippi, where he grows plants…he grows people…he grows ideas. Understanding that all humans either have or strive for the innate elements of Greatness, Resiliency, Opportunity and Wisdom, Jeff developed his GROW-theory into an impactful management and professional development leadership program for his staff.
Taking his grounds employees, affectionately known as “weeders”, and developing them into “leaders” has been a joyous challenge that reaped acres of rewards in the form of national recognition by the Princeton Review, Newsweek and every visitor walking onto the Ole Miss Campus.
Episode Summary: Turning Weeders Into Leaders through Tailgate Meetings and the GROW Theory with Jeff McManus
Kathi Lipp is a national speaker and the author of 17 books including Clutter Free, The Get Yourself Organized Project, and The Husband Project (my wife’s husband certainly is a project). She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.” She is the host of the popular podcast Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp. AND Over the past 10 years, has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching through Communicator Academy. She is a frequent teacher at writer’s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences. Today, Overcome overwhelm with Kathi Lipp.
Episode Summary: Take Control of Your Overwhelm with Kathi Lipp
After a life-threatening ski accident in Colorado, doctors weren’t sure Steve H. Lawton would survive, but because of his attitude, his helmet, and a rubber chicken named Henrietta, he lives to share the wonders of positivity.
Steve holds a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M and an MBA from St. Edward’s University. Plus, 27 years of business experience in roles like: engineer in the Astronaut office at NASA an executive at Dell and TEDx Speaker.
Steve is the author of “Head First! A Crash Course in Positivity,” a story about how his attitude literally saved his life after the skiing accident. As well as practical advice on how to create a positive mindset, lead with positivity, and achieve better outcomes for individuals and organizations.
And if all that isn’t enough, Steve and his lovely wife Deanna have 26 years of marriage and 2 teenagers
Episode Summary: A Ski Accident Left Steve Lawton Nearly Dead, But Full of Positivity
Jonathan David Lewis is the author of the brand new, on the shelves now, book Brand vs. Wild: Building Resilient Brands for Harsh Business Environments. He is a partner and strategy director at McKee Wallwork + Company, a firm recognized by Advertising Age as a national leader in branding and marketing. McKee Wallwork + Company has won the Southwest Small Agency of the Year, national B2B Campaign of the Year, and national Best Places to Work awards.
On top of all that- Jonathan is an engaging and authoritative speaker on shaping a brand that can survive—and thrive—in today’s tough, uncertain world.
Episode Summary: Is Your Brand Wandering in The Wild?
Bobby Albert is currently president of Values-Driven Leadership, LLC. His passion is helping leaders build inspiring workplace cultures. Grounded in values and powered by the twin engine of enhancing relationships and driving for results, Bobby helps leaders chart a proven path to extraordinary results. He has started twelve businesses and acquired nine others. His approach to business has been to value people, seek wisdom, embrace humility, and never stop learning.
Episode Summary: Values Based, Not Results Only Organizations with Bobby Albert
Mary believes that every person has the ability to create the life that they love. A Presidential Diamond wellness advocate at doTERRA essential oils, and a personal life and business coach, she coaches achievers to wake up, find their voice and become fully alive. She is on a quest to feel alive and to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity, and abundance in body, mind and soul.
Episode Summary: 5 Questions That Will Change Your Life
Starting his first business at age 18 and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later. Unwilling to rest on that past success Aaron started, bought and sold eight successful companies over the past 37 Years and continues in a weekly mastermind group with Dave Ramsey, Dan Miller, Ken Abraham and others.
Episode Summary: The Enemy of Excellence with Aaron Walker
Today Aaron spends most his time HELPING MEN GROW IN SUCCESS AND SIGNIFICANCE his brand-new book, View from The Top is guaranteed to motivate and inspire you to live a successful and significant life.
If you read last week’s blog post than you already know about the fishing, the fireworks, the creek, the mud, the upset dad. My weeklong trip to Northern Saskatchewan wasn’t as relaxing as the brochure promised.
Thankfully, the truck came out, we got it cleaned up and we actually caught some pretty decent fish. If you didn’t read it you can here.
But, the story can’t end there.
Because, just like our goals, even after we get back on track, there can be detours, and there usually are. It is not all smooth sailing to goal success, right?
After a week of fishing, it was time to drive back home. A short 24-hour jaunt. The group split into three vehicles, me driving the now famous mud truck filled with the young folks. The “adults” took the other cars.
The plan was a direct trip back, all 24 hours, stopping only for gas. I got out ahead of the group, but thought I was in the back. Uh-oh. I sped up little by little trying to catch up to the group behind me.
Until… I ran out of gas.
Fortunately, I found the only freeway ramp inside 20 miles and coasted right up to the gas pump.
Unfortunately, it was 5:30am, the gas station was closed, and the folks with money, cash and credit cards, were not there.
Twice within a week I found myself in trouble. The difference was I didn’t cause this diversion.
Sometimes this happens in our goals. We handle and account for all the distractions and diversions of our own creation, but sometimes things just happen beyond our control and then, Bam! We are back off track. What do we do now?
Luck, miracles, and a helping hand.
Somehow, the adult’s truck, the one I thought was ahead of us, pulled to the side of the freeway to wait. You see, they also thought we were behind them; hey, it was o’ dark 30 give us a break. They pulled over to let us catch up knowing we would be needing gas, as were they.
We ran up, met them, got the credit card, filled the tank and made it home. The end. (Of this story.)
When it comes to goals, and we find that difficult times arise, I find the best way to get through the distraction is enlist the support of a helping hand.
Without the credit card it would have been impossible for us to complete the journey.
Likewise, without mentors, masterminds and accountability it is impossible for us to make it through to the end of our goals. We can try to make it on our own, but the reality is most obstacles are easier to overcome with assistance. Mentors can take us to higher levels FASTER than we can go without them.
Look at every famous athlete: performance coach, every successful actor: director, every popular singer/performer: voice coach, and every successful CEO: mentor. Coaching, mentoring, mastermind groups and accountability partners are imperative to your successful journey.
If you don’t have someone holding you accountable to your goals, assisting you when you run out of gas, energy/motivation, or mentoring you through tough times, you need to.
Promise: Nothing in your business and life will have a more immediate impact on your success or a larger ROI than working with a coach.