Steve Zaffron: Three Laws Of Performance

Steve Zaffron is the CEO of the Vanto Group, a global consulting firm that designs and implements large-scale initiatives to elevate organizational performance. Zaffron has directed major corporate initiatives with more than three hundred organizations in twenty countries. Steve sits down with Bryan for a wide-ranging discussion about the meaning of life, Black Box Theory, Steve’s involvement with the Barbados think tank, and his experience writing the national bestseller, The Three Laws of Performance.

SUMMARY
00:00:46 – What is life about?
00:04:51 – Is there a distinction between nothingness and emptiness?00:09:34 – What do you tell other people about yourself?
00:12:06 – The three laws of performance.
00:14:29 – Platinum mine in conflict and the think tank.
00:25:30 – How the book has changed lives.
00:36:31 – Being a leader does not require authority.
00:43:51 – Learning golf from a book.
00:48:57 – Black Box Thinking
00:54:30 – On being a musician.
01:04:19 – Learning from his parents.
01:07:16 – Working with a co-writer.
01:25:48 – Working really hard will make up for shortcomings.
01:30:15 – Customizing methodology.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
La Nausée by Jean-Paul Sartre
The Three Laws of Performance by Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
Landmark Worldwide
Werner Erhard
Michael C. Jensen
The Barbados Group
Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand
Vanto Group
Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed and Simon Slater
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler, Jamie Wheal, and Fred Sanders

Dorie Clark: On Writing

At age 14, Dorie Clark entered Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted. At 18, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Smith College, and two years later received a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. Today she shares with Bryan of the School for Good Living Podcast her writing philosophy, motivation, and technique.

SUMMARY
00:00:43 – What is life about?
00:02:45 – Who you are and what do you do?
00:06:32 – Why Dorie wrote her second and third book.
00:08:45 – Picking interview guests.
00:11:46 – Starting her business and dealing with rejection.
00:20:09 – Asking for feedback.
00:23:39 – Dori’s online course, Recognized Expert.
00:28:59 – Where most people falter.
00:34:56 – Discovering her passions.
00:38:42 – Social media branding.
00:47:15 – Social media profile maintenance.
00:48:38 – Lightning Round
00:59:51 – Keeping money in perspective.
01:00:42 – Finding that next big project.
01:21:50 – Kiva.org donation.
01:07:58 – Writing in four blocks.
01:10:28 – Typical writing day.
01:19:38 – Writing rituals.
01:21:12 – Writing advice.
01:28:27 – Writing tech.
01:32:28 – Using a ghostwriter.
01:34:45 – Qualities of a well-crafted sentence.
01:38:27 – Encouragement to struggling writers.

LINKS – (In order of appearance)
Dorie Clark – website
The Progress Principle, by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer
Dori Clark’s Books
Entrepreneurial You
Reinventing You
Stand out
Recognized Expert – Online course
Dorie Clark Instagram
The Work of 1000 – Documentary film
Reputation.com founded by Michael Furtick
The Fuqua School of Business at Duke, Communication for Leaders
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary
Summit conference
Class Pass – Gym
www.Kiva.Org – The Mawenzi Group
88 Question Entrepreneurial You Self-Assessment
StickK – Stick to your commitments
Hygga Candle
The Headline Analyzer
Chris Winfield Blog
Copyblogger
Scrivener
Alan Weiss

Peter Bregman: Leadership Mastery

For over 30 years, Peter Bregman has worked with CEOs and senior leaders to help them create accountability and inspire collective action on their most important work and is the host of the Bregman Leadership Podcast, which offers insightful conversations with industry thought leaders on how to become more powerful, courageous leaders. He is also a regular contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and his articles and commentary appear frequently in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fast Company, Psychology Today, Forbes, The Financial Times, PBS, ABC, CNN, NPR, and FOX Business News.

Peter is the author of multiple leadership books, including his book, 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

SUMMARY
00:00:59 – What’s life about?
00:06:30 – Who is Peter Bregman?
00:12:56 – Why the focus on CEO’s as clients?
00:19:28 – The missing conversations. What’s holding us back from growth?
00:29:57 – How to make your marriage last.
00:34:13 – The real definition of success.
00:39:01 – Hard vs Soft skills.
00:49:23 – Trained as a therapist in core energetics.
00:53:02 – Lightning round questions.
01:01:43 – Fatherly advice on going to college.
01:04:17 – Questions on writing.
01:11:16 – Reading fiction can make us more empathetic.
01:13:11 – Meditation
01:19:03 – Writing habits, routines, rituals.
01:21:50 – How writing material is organized for various outlets.

Petra Kolber: Strengthen Your Courage Muscle

Today’s guest is Petra Kolber, author of The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy. Petra is an internationally renowned fitness expert and wellness leader who’s known throughout the industry as a crusader for change and a beacon of authentic happiness. In her 25 years in this field, she starred in and choreographed more than 60 award-winning videos and fitness programs, spoken live to thousands of people and audiences around the world, lead workshops nationwide. She’s a keynote speaker and inspires people to stand up for their lives and live profoundly from their hearts. She’s been the face and voice of leading food and fitness companies like Reebok, Spry Living, Yes Fitness Music, and California Walnuts. She’s a two-time cancer survivor and she’s passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to motivate people to move more and fear less so they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle, and build an inspired life full of joy and gratitude.

SUMMARY
00:03:12 – What’s life about?
00:05:28 – Learning to DJ.
00:11:22 – The Perfection Detox.
00:16:26 – An aha moment.
00:23:16 – Staying in the present.
00:33:50 – The little voices inside our heads.
00:37:03 – Loving ourselves.
00:42:42 – Mirror talk.
00:48:09 – Book release date.
00:49:10 – Lighting round.
00:54:06 – Challenges growing up as a child.
01:07:19 – What it took to get the Perfection Detox written.
01:12:01 – Beta testing of the book.
01:20:48 – Book proposal how-to.
01:28:45 – Finding an editor.
01:33:59 – The Writer’s Space.
01:37:49 – Technology used in writing.
01:43:11 – Positive psychology – a discussion.

LINKS
YES! Fitness Music
Tempo Magic
The Perfection Detox: Tame Your Inner Critic, Live Bravely, and Unleash Your Joy
The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life’s Perfection by Michael A. Singer
The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
The Bloggess – Jenny Lawson
Voice Record Pro App
Canva – Design App
If You Can Talk You Can Write
https://www.Upwork.com
https://www.fiverr.com/
https://www.hiremymom.com/
Wisdom 2.0
The Writers Room
Omm Writer
Death App
https://www.kiva.org/
Petra’s Tedx talk