Category Archives: Leadership

Are We Experiencing A Global Transformation of Consciousness?

Episode 93. There is radical tension and discord across the world today. At times it feels unbearable. The magnitude of the turmoil makes me believe there is something bigger going on. What if we are we living through one of Earth’s great transformations? A time that will change the course of humanity forever. In this episode of Fresh Tracks we consider what’s been termed the “Axial Age”. A global shift in the consciousness of humanity. Such a powerful shift in humanity is bringing unprecedented turmoil and unrest on a global scale. Because with all change there is discord.

I share an overview of the world’s great religious leaders and their role in a previous transformation in human consciousness, and then we dive into some of the identifiable characteristics of today’s shift. Ultimately, we each need to know we play a role in today’s transition to a global consciousness. From the Universe in its’ totality, to how we interact with other species on our planet, to how we view and treat each other, we are intertwined and interrelated no matter where we reside.

Show Notes:

3:45 – About the First Axial Age
6:30 – A overview of the world’s great religious founders
11:00 – The consciousness transformation happening today
14:00 – Characteristics of this great transformation in religion, the environment, ecologically and ways of being
19:25 – What this consciousness change means on a global level
23:00 – Using this period in time to evaluate ourselves and our role in this transition
26:00 – Different alternatives to deepen to your personal transformation

About Kelly Robbins

Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and the podcast www.FreshTrackswithKellyRobbins.com, Kelly created her first business over 20 years ago, truly embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. Today she helps others live their divine purpose, live life as a fun adventure, and discover how to lead the right clients to their door consistently. Grab a copy of 10 Steps to Creating Your Fresh Tracks now for free here: https://kellyrobbins.net/theedge/

 

Leading with Grace

Episode 79 of Fresh Tracks…
Have you ever thought about the role Grace plays in your life? I hadn’t thought much of it before I spoke with John Baldoni, author of Grace: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us. Our conversation led to a deep dive in the meaning and role of Grace in our lives as well as the powerful impact embodying this quality has on you and the lives of people you touch. Ultimately, Grace allows you to be a catalyst for the greater good and to live your life in flow.

John shares that being graceful naturally enhances your ability to cut Fresh Tracks. Grace is not a spiritual or esoteric concept – it is in your actions. Grace happens in the doing and is a state of being, like love or joy. Finally, we discuss the role mercy and forgiveness towards our self plays in being graceful. Take a few minutes and grace yourself with the insight’s found in this episode of Fresh Tracks!

Show Notes:
4:30 – A look at what Grace is and why it is a valuable trait for leaders
9:45 – The lens you view life through: abundance or scarcity
11:15 – Generosity. Respect. Action. Compassion. Energy
16:20 – Why helping someone is a generative process
20:30 – The grace in doing
23:30 – The valuable role of trust in the quality of grace
27:00 – How mercy and forgiveness enables grace in yourself
29:00 – Tips for leaning in to Grace when faced with difficult situations
32:30 – Why patience plays an essential role in embodying Grace

About John Baldoni
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of 14 books that have been translated into 10 languages.
In 2018 Inc.com named Baldoni a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2019 Global Gurus ranked him #9 on its list of Top 30 global leadership experts, a list he has been on since 2007.
As a highly sought-after executive coach and leadership educator, he has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from health care to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance and technology.

Baldoni speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, Baldoni dispenses down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately.

For more information please visit www.johnbaldoni.com

Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships with Jason Lauritsen

In episode 77 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Jason Lauritsen about Social Gravity and the Natural Laws of Relationships. We start by discussing the role intentionality plays in relationships and how that is different than manipulation. There is great power in setting an intention when building new relationships and Jason shares with us how to set intentions and give us examples of good intentions vs bad intentions.

Jason shares his number one way to build strong relationships as well as the number one mistake people make when meeting others that sabotages their ability to connect in an authentic way. The truth is that relationships develop one person at a time and taking the time to choose your relationships one by one, rather than accelerating it in a mass setting, is a key to achieving your goals in business and in life. Finally Jason discusses the concept of social capital, which is the value that we have access to in our lives because of the relationships we have with others.

Show Notes:

5:35 – The role intentionality plays in relationships
12:30 – Your peer group and the role in plays in your growth
16:50 – What to do if you don’t have a natural connection with people in key roles professionally
20:45 – 2 Tips for building strong relationships when you are shy
26:10 – What is social capital and how do you build it?
27:45 – Common mistakes to avoid when building intentional relationships
32:00 – How to extend social media relationships into the real world
36:00 – The impact of social gravity

About Jason Lauritsen
Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author and advisor. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.
A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.
Jason is the co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Connect with Jason at www.JasonLauritsen.com.

How to Go On Despite the Appearance of Failure

In episode 70 of Fresh Tracks I speak with entrepreneur and author Rhett Power. Rhett shares his personal journey building a multi-million-dollar business and offers insights into how he continued on despite the appearance of repeated failure. Forced to analyze what was holding his company back, Rhett got the ‘big order’ of his life and quickly realized it would take more than a few quick fixes to transform his company into a success. Rhett shares how his positive relationships with his vendors and others is what helped him and his partner take their company to one of Inc. Magazine’s 500 Fastest Growing Companies two years in a row.

Rhett tells us how the struggle building a company defined who he is today and why he doesn’t go into a venture with a plan B. Part of his key to success is knowing and following his own tolerance level. For Rhett this meant knowing when to not give up and go back to the safe, secure corporate job he had and continue to work on his business. Finally, Rhett shares the importance of having a personal mission statement and what you may learn by creating your own.

Show Notes:

1:30 – Rhett’s journey building a 9-million-dollar company
6:20 – Rhett’s advice on how to know when to keep going or when to quit
8:55 – The role trusting yourself plays in making decisions
11:15 – How tenacity and relationships led to his BIG sale
14:00 – The day his company went from $80K a year to $9 million a year
16:20 – Relationships and their ability to make or break your growth
20:05 – One thing you can do to avoid floating through life
24:00 – What to put in place to make decisions in alignment with your values

About Rhett Power

Rhett Power is the author of THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BOOK OF ACTIONS and the Amazon bestseller One Million Frogs. He is also the co-founder of Wild Creations, an award-winning start-up toy company. He serves as a Columnist for Inc. Magazine and CNBC.com’s Make It series, where he shares advice on entrepreneurship, business, career growth and personal growth.

In addition to THE ENTREPRENEUR’S BOOK OF ACTIONS, Power is the author of Amazon bestseller ONE MILLION FROGS. Prior to founding Wild Creations, Power worked as an economic and small business development consultant for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), serving seven years in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia. Prior to that, he was Director of National Service Programs for Habitat for Humanity, which included being Habitat’s chief liaison to The White House, Congress, and the Corporation for National Service.

A member of the United States Department of State’s International Speakers Program, Power travels the globe speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, and management alongside the likes of Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, AOL Founder Steve Case, and President Barack Obama. He has written for The Huffington Post, Time, and The Wall Street Journal and is a regular columnist for Inc., Success Magazine, and Business Insider.

www.RhettPower.com

Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson in True Leadership with Steve Farber

In episode 67 of Fresh Tracks I speak with leadership consultant, speaker, and best-selling author Steve Farber about what it means to be a true leader. His lofty plans to change the world one person at a time through his Greater Than Yourself project are shared, along with the understanding that the highest purpose of our work is the development of other people are all discussed on the show. Steve shares that our ability to shift from a “me” perspective to an “us” perspective changes everything ranging from people wanting to be around us to the respect we receive.

Running your life and your business knowing that we are all connected rather than feeling you are alone effects not only your results but how you feel as a person contributing to your company, society, and your family. Steve shares that life and business are not a win-lose, zero sum game. It’s the quality of the relationships we have that are important.

Our ability to create a culture of giving, to facilitate relationships and share knowledge, life lessons, connections and experience are invaluable gifts to share with others. Seeing our world and working with others from a place of giving rather than hording knowledge and information to control and have power over others are just a few of the skills that make you an extreme leader. Check out this week’s show and learn the Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership with Steve Farber!

Show Notes:

2:45 – How the greatest leaders become the greatest leaders and do extraordinary things
6:00 – Recognizing your ability to influence people to change the world for the better
9:10 – How to be the kind of leader that people want to be around
11:10 – What can you do to ensure everyone that does business with you will be elevated in their life or their business?
17:00 – Choosing your GTY project
19:40 – The Greater Than Yourself pillars
25:00 – Taking your personal inventory
31:00 – How do you show your clients and others that you love them?

About Steve
Steve Farber is founder of The Extreme Leadership Institute, an organization devoted to changing the world through the cultivation and development of extreme leaders in business, nonprofits, education, and beyond. Listed on Inc.’s ranking of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and #1 on Huffington Post’s 12 Business Speakers to See, Farber is a bestselling author, popular keynote speaker, and a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena.

For more information, please visit www.SteveFarber.com.