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"All Aboard the Energy Bus" with Jon Gordon on Negotiate Your Best Life with Rebecca Zung #280

Negotiate Your Best Life Podcast with Rebecca Zung

We are all beings of energy so keeping our vibrational energy high should be a priority.  But it can be so very hard when life seems to be beating us down at every turn.  International best selling author, Jon Gordon, has figured out the secret to being able to take people on an enlightening and inspiring ride that reveals 10 secrets for approaching life and work with the kind of positive, forward thinking that leads to true accomplishment at work and at home. In this lively and engaging conversation with Rebecca, he provides keen insights and a powerful roadmap to overcoming adversity and bringing out the best in yourself and your team. When you get on The Energy Bus you’ll enjoy the ride of your life.  Listen in and be inspired to live and vibrate higher daily.   Grab Jon's book The Energy Bus right here  https://amzn.to/3ql0nH2 More About Jon Gordon Jon Gordon's best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 24 books including 11 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, The Garden, Relationship Grit and Stick Together. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, Truist Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more. Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams. Follow him on Instagram right here:  @jongordan11 _______________________________________________________________________________________ THIS WEEK'S SPONSOR INFORMATION:   Grab the New York Times Bestseller, The Lost and Found Bookshop by Susan Wiggs (published by Harper Collins) right here  http://aps.harpercollins.com/advt?isbn=9780062914118&retailer=harpercollins&locale=US After her mother’s death, Natalie Harper inherits a charming but financially strapped bookshop in San Francisco, and becomes caretaker for her ailing grandfather. Books provide welcome solace for her grief and struggle. People magazine calls the book “A feel-good family saga… A charming tale about the silver linings of unwanted detours." Perfect for readers of Jennifer Weiner, Emily Henry, Elin Hilderbrand, Amanda Eyre Ward, Jojo MoyesThis is a great pick for book clubs and also really great to enjoy poolside, on the beach, at the lake, on vacation, etc. This is a novel that book lovers will LOVE– it’s the perfect feel-good summer read! _____________________________________________________________________________________ Soberlink is a comprehensive alcohol monitoring system. Combining a breathalyzer with wireless connectivity, Soberlink automatically documents proof of sobriety in real-time, which gives clients a sense of accomplishment while rebuilding trust with others. Features Adaptive Facial Recognition technology Technology to detect physical tampers Real-time text message reminders and Alerts Customizable scheduling Automated reporting options Get an exclusive $50 off your device by emailing info@soberlink.com and mentioning Negotiate Your Best Life ____________________________________________________________________ For more information on REBECCA ZUNG, ESQ. visit her website www.rebeccazung.com and follow her on Instagram: @rebeccazung and YouTube! GRAB YOUR FREE CRUSH MY NEGOTIATION PREP WORKSHEET RIGHT HERE!  SUBSCRIBE TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL RIGHT HERE.  Grab a copy of Rebecca's book, Negotiate Like You M.A.T.T.E.R.: The Sure Fire Method to Step Up and Win (foreword written by Robert Shapiro).   It went straight to being a #1 bestseller the first day it was launched!  Find out what everyone is so excited about - get the book RIGHT HERE!  To get your copy of Rebecca's bestselling book, Breaking Free: A Step by Step Guide to Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom, please visit the Amazon website to order it RIGHT HERE.   


12 Jul 2021

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425: Jon Gordon - How To Be A Great Teammate (Row The Boat)

The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk

Text LEARNERS to 44222 for more... Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12  https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12 Jon Gordon is the author of 23 books including 10 best sellers. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, and The Garden. How to be a great teammate: Put the team first "We not me" Superstars make the people around them better Get tactical (be a great teammate): Look for opportunities for the betterment of the team Work hard, build a foundation of trust, communicate well, connect with each team member, CARE about them Encourage means to "put courage into them." "Leadership is a transfer of belief." Use 'positive discontent." "Love tough instead of tough love." "Trust is the currency of leadership." Change Management (learned from Dabo Sweeney) Know what the culture stands for Know what you value Set standards (non-negotiables) Create your vision and purpose -- WHY are you doing it? Get buy-in Optimism and belief are vital Must develop relationships "People follow the leader first and the vision second." Ask: "Are they connected and committed?" A great leader wants their team members to get promoted Culture is not static. It's dynamic. It must be built every day. "It's not one thing. It's everything." Jon wrote The Energy Bus in three weeks. And it changed the trajectory of his life. Don't be carrots or eggs... Be coffee beans. Be able to "transform the environment." 10 Life Rules of Row The Boat: #2: Trained behavior creates boring habits, boring habits create elite instincts. #3 You win with people, not just players--- people who make their life about others. #5 The hardest part about being the standard is that you are the standard all the time.


27 Jun 2021

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Reissue – Trusting God in Hard Times with Jon Gordon

Bottom Line Faith

Bottom Line Faith is the program that bridges the gap between faith and business.Today's show features best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon.bottomlinefaith.org/


2 Jun 2021

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Ep. 10 - Jon Gordon

The Reinvention Project with Jim Rome

Best-selling author and speaker Jon Gordon on positivity being a choice, talking to yourself instead of listening to yourself, gardening and ripping the weeds from your mind, taking walks of gratitude, dealing with haters and why it’s never too late for anyone to reinvent. This is the right conversation at the right time. 

1hr 1min

14 May 2021

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#113: Look On The Bright Side with Jon Gordon

Young and Profiting with Hala Taha

Get ready to think positive!  In this episode, we are talking with Jon Gordon, a best-selling author and speaker. Jon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. He is the author of 23 books including 10 best sellers and 5 children’s books. His books include the timeless classic The Energy Bus which has sold over 2 million copies, The Carpenter which was a top 5 business book of the year, Training Camp, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of a Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, Stay Positive, and The Garden.  Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends, and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat, The Los Angeles Rams, Snapchat, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, West Point Academy, and more. In this episode, we talk about how Jon grew up around lots of negativity, how he is able to be positive every day, and his experience with Buddhism. We’ll also talk more about the beginnings of his writing career, advice for prospective authors, key principles from his best-seller ‘Energy Bus,’ and why you should ditch New Years’ Resolutions for Jon’s one-word version. There’s a lot of great insight about positivity and managing your environment in this episode - don’t miss out! Sponsored by Linkedin Learning. Try free for 1 month at LinkedInLearning.com/FREEMONTH Social Media: Follow YAP on IG: www.instagram.com/youngandprofiting Reach out to Hala directly at Hala@YoungandProfiting.com Follow Hala on Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/htaha/ Follow Hala on Instagram: www.instagram.com/yapwithhala Follow Hala on ClubHouse: @halataha Check out our website to meet the team, view show notes and transcripts: www.youngandprofiting.com Timestamps: 03:05 - Jon’s Childhood and How He Struggled with Negativity 06:10 - How Jon Works Towards Being Positive Every Day 07:42 - Jon’s Experience with Buddhism 10:03 - Law School and Why It Wasn’t the Right Path for Jon 19:04 - The Beginnings of Jon’s Writing Career 19:57 - The Momentum After ‘Energy Bus’ Became Popular 25:05 - Advice for Prospective Authors in 2021 29:31 - The ‘Energy Bus’ Principles 32:15 - The Analogy of a Coffee Bean and its Environment 35:40 - Story of The Only Man Who Ran 6 Iron Mans at 59 42:09 - Connection Between Anxiety and Feeling Divided 44:04 - Jon’s Version of New Years Resolutions 46:23 - How Jon and His Wife Maintain Their Relationship 50:57 - Jon’s Secret to Profiting in Life Mentioned in the Episode: Jon’s Website: https://www.jongordon.com/ Jon’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonGordon11 Jon’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jongordon11 Jon’s Free Resources: http://jongordon.com/useful-tools/


26 Apr 2021

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Episode 37: Interview with Jon Gordon

Ray Johnston Leadership Podcast

Joining us this week on the podcast is author Jon Gordon. We will be talking about his work as a coach for Fortune 500 companies and his bestselling book, "The Power of Positive Leadership." If you are looking for some insight on leading your church, company or family, you won't want to miss this one. You can find out more about Jon here: http://www.jongordon.com/


22 Apr 2021

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Jon Gordon’s Comeback Story - The Power of Positivity

Comeback Stories

Jon Gordon, best selling author and motivational speaker, shares his hard-won insights into happiness and fulfillment, and talks about the power of positivity in transforming your life. Learn how Jon escaped a life of misery and depression and turned his life around, by pursuing service instead of his ego and focusing on encouraging and inspiring one person at a time.  Jon grew up on Long Island New York in a Jewish-Italian family. It was not a very positive household overall and he often got into fights with other neighborhood kids. It often felt like he was battling for survival. He played lacrosse at Cornell University, where he learned about culture, leadership, and teamwork. He didn’t originally plan on playing lacrosse but an instrumental high school coach convinced him to stick with it and showed him that coaches can change your life forever. Basketball was always Jon’s favorite game, so the transition from lacrosse wasn’t the worst. The real challenge was when Jon’s wife almost left him when he was 31. He had experienced a rollercoaster of bouncing around between law school and a dot-com job and blamed her for the circumstances for his life. It wasn’t until she said she was leaving that he started to question why he was so miserable. He was addicted to trying to prove himself and earning the validity of someone successful. The more he chased that idea, the more miserable he became. Jon started taking walks of gratitude, praying, and meditation, and those things helped him escape the rut he was in. We are all addicted to something, and it’s not always the usual substances. Many people are addicted to their work, or their smartphone, or social media. Your past is a part of who you are and your soul has wounds that define you. For Jon, his biological father leaving was deeply impactful on him and shaped his attitude on life. A major life-changing moment for Jon was forgiving his biological father and letting go of the past. We all have wounds, and we all try to fill those wounds. Your wounds are your constraints and you can either heal them and rise above them or the wound can become infected. We are not strong enough on our own. That’s why every addiction program includes a higher power. The most important first step in Jon’s turn around from misery was in committing to serving others instead of just building up his ego. You become a person of significance when you make others significant. This became the foundation for Jon’s future work writing books, speaking, and sending out his weekly newsletter. Ironically, the greatest self growth strategy of all is to help others grow. When you are focused on yourself, you don’t grow very much but when you become a conduit for others, your growth rises to a whole other level. Jon wasn’t successful right away. His first book was rejected by 30 publishers and not one book store in the US would carry the book. He decided to go on a 20-city tour that he paid for himself to promote the book and even when there were only five people in the crowd he knew his mission was to encourage and inspire as many people as possible, one person at a time. When Covid hit, Jon went back to the rookie mindset and continued to push his vision, even though his talks were being cancelled left and right. When he got started, selling five million books was never the goal. It all comes back to what your intention is, where your heart is, and what you focus on. Don’t chase things to build up your ego. So many people struggle with feeling unworthy. People aren’t afraid of success, they feel like they are unworthy of success. When we forget who we are, we forget the power we have inside us. Would you choose to have a negative thought? Ideas and thoughts emerge from your subconscious all the time and some of them will discourage, distract, and divide you. Recognize those thoughts as lies and speak truth to them. Greatness and potential are within you and once you start speaking that to yourself, you will start walking with power. The key is to unite the self. This can be done with meditation, prayer, and mindfulness. Success is doing what you love and loving how you do it. Success doesn’t have to be tied to your performance, that’s the mistake that many athletes and professionals make. The fear of underperforming will drain you. Perform for an audience of one. The narrative of the universe is a battle of good versus evil. We are spiritual beings on a human journey and we each experience this epic struggle in our lives every day. We can always change our story. As a coach, you have to know the story someone tells themselves so that you can help them tell a better story. So often, our minds don’t need fixing, it’s our souls that need healing. No matter what is happening outside of us, it’s always about what is happening on the inside. Talk to yourself, but don’t always listen to yourself. Write down all the negative thoughts that come into your mind and then flip the paper over and write down words of encouragement. Make refuting your negative thoughts into a daily practice. Take small action steps each day to feed your positivity and at the end of the day think about what went right. What you look for you will find. Mentioned in this Episode: jongordon.com


8 Apr 2021

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The Power of Positive Coaching -- w/ Author & Keynote Speaker, Jon Gordon

Coaching the Mental Game of Softball

Now you know how to deal with negative thoughts from yesterday's episode. Today, we're flipping to the positive side!And who better to lead the conversation than Jon Gordon?!If you've ever asked us for a book recommendation, his books ALWAYS make the list. And for good reason!Listen in today as Jon shares his wisdom and advice for being a positive coach who ALSO gets the best out of their athletes!


16 Mar 2021

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EPISODE 593 - Jon Gordon // Leadership is a Transfer of Belief

Catalyst Podcast

In this episode of the Catalyst Podcast, Brad Lomenick sits down with Jon Gordon for a wide-ranging conversation covering a profound definition of leadership, how to keep learning, and the secrets of some of the most effective coaches in the world. Listen in as Jon encourages you in your leadership and reminds you that relationships are the important component in leadership and life. Keep up with Jon: Instagram: @jongordon11 Twitter: @JonGordon11 Website: https://www.jongordon.com Harvard Business Review: How to Actually Change Someone’s Mind: https://hbr.org/2020/07/how-to-actually-change-someones-mind

1hr 5mins

25 Feb 2021

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Jon Gordon | S4 E2

Overtime with Paul Carcaterra

Jon Gordon’s journey to becoming a bestselling author has been nothing close to ordinary. The Smithtown (N.Y.) native picked up lacrosse late in his childhood and took his talents to Ithaca, N.Y., where he spent four years playing under legendary coach Richie Moran. After his college career, Gordon spent years trying to figure out his passion. He found it in motivational speaking and writing. Gordon has channeled this passion into a successful career, speaking to professional and college teams around the country and mentoring some of the game’s biggest stars. Gordon sat down with Carc for Season 4, Ep. 2 of Overtime to talk about his career and the inspiration behind his passion.

1hr 8mins

24 Feb 2021