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The Chris LoCurto Show

The Chris LoCurto Show is about you! Chris shares vital information to help you grow your leadership, your business, and your life. Each weekly episode is packed with tools that cause you to look at leadership and life in a different way, and focus on what really matters: people. Chris teaches practical, easy insights that will help you improve your leadership...your team...your business...you. To dive into what I do, visit http://www.ChrisLoCurto.com

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How To Fix Your Sales

See the full post here: http://chrislocurto.com/how-to-fix-your-sales/


2 Dec 2014

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295: How To Inspire Team Loyalty, Buy-in, and Productivity

There's a world of difference between "team members" and "employees." Team members produce excellent work, and drive success. Employees produce subpar work, and watch the clock all day so they can drive... home... right at 5 o'clock.How can you better lead so that employees transform into team members?Learn how to inspire loyalty, buy-in, and productivity in your team this week >> http://bit.ly/2RucZtW


9 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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How To Get Unstuck

What are the things that keep you from being phenomenal?What keeps you from being great?If you think about it like a car, you’ve got a brake pedal and a gas pedal – is your foot on the gas or the brake?Most people have an idea of what holds them back but for some reason they don’t think of it actually slowing down their life.These “brake pedals” could be keeping you from doing great things.So… here’s what I want you to do:Get our a pen and paper. (I want this to be visual.)Using the Wheel of Life as a guide, I want you to ask yourself, “What’s slamming on the breaks?”. Do this in each area.What are the things in the financial area that is holding you back?What’s slamming on your breaks in the spiritual area of your life?…PhysicalAre you exercising?Do you feel great?…IntellectualDo you not feel smart enough?Do you not feel good enough?…FamilyAre they telling you you canAre they controlling?Are they abusive?…SocialDo you have good people in your life?Are you surrounded by negative people?…CareerAre you following your dreams?Do you even know what your dreams are?Is it a bad leader?Are you giving 100%?Are you afraid to fail?Then rate them from zero to 100.For example: How much is a fear of failure holding me back in my career? ( 70%)Be sure to run through each area, write down your answers, and then process through them.Why are they holding you back? Why are they brake pedals?And, most importantly, how am I going to get my foot off the brake and on the gas?This should begin to identify those major road blocks in your life and how to manage them better. Once you know what’s stopping you from reaching the next level then you can begin to create a plan on how to get there.This is a lot of work but you can do it!If you are having trouble or just want this at a deeper level, (like 100x!!!) then look into Next-Level Life.This is one of the many things that we cover in order to make sure your foot is on the gas pedal for your life.Question: Is your foot on the brake or the gas?


4 Mar 2015

Rank #3

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Top Moments of 2014

The last day of the year!Can you believe it? Are you ready for 2015? I know you are!Today I wanted to get the team on the show to share their top podcast moments from 2014.The good, the bad, and the awkward. #essentialoils #walgreensThe team and I talk about the highlights and touching moments that created a legendary 2014 for us.It's a long one and we cover a lot of ground - so let's dive in/AND a shout out to everyone who has left us a review on iTunes - YOU ROCK!Today is the last day to leave a review for a free DISC Personality Profile.So go to iTunes, leave a review, send an email to info@chrislocurto.com, reference your review with your name and we'll make sure you get your FREE Test.


31 Dec 2014

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The Chris LoCurto Show - Q&A Sick Day

We've got a fun topic for today's show: How do you handle employees who keep calling in sick?This listener question came to us from Bill who is a manager of about 15 folks.Here's his situation: "...about every 2 weeks an employee is consistently calling out sick, at what point do I say "that's it, I've had enough"?GOOD QUESTION BILL!(fyi…we're sending you a free DISC personality test for sending in your question)Now you should know that with employees calling in sick I'm more concerned about the person than I am the business. I want to discover how I can help that person. What's going on in their life? What's really causing all the absence?But…if I sense that an employee is abusing their sick day then I must act to protect my companies culture.Today's show is sure to be a doozy!View the full post here: http://bit.ly/10XSr0Z


12 Nov 2014

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196: Ask Chris: How High Performing Leaders Manage Their Time

Daily personal growth is tough when you own a business or you're a leader. How to determine where to spend your time in personal growth, what I always recommend: http://chrislocurto.com/how-high-performing-leaders-manage-their-time/


3 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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153: High Levels of Quality Communication

http://chrislocurto.com/downloadsToday, on the podcast, we are answering a question that came in from one of our listeners.Justin writes, "I have to start with the obvious. Thanks for all that you guys are doing and keep killing it. I know you're always open to suggestions for podcast topics, and yes we are, so I wanted to throw out the idea of doing something high level on communication, and maybe topic in with your top 10 recommended books on communication.I loved your list on the poverty mindset. I know how important you think communication is, and I think most of your listeners could benefit from what you have to say on the topic and from the books you recommend. Thanks again, and keep up the good work."Thank you Justin, we appreciate all of that. I'm going to answer Justin's question but before I do I have created a tool for you to use to help you better communicate.There are some do's and some don'ts of body language when you're communicating effectively. So make sure that you get today's download if you want to know these things, and you want the power of understanding body language, and the things to do and not to do for effective communication.Here are the points we discuss:Verbal CommunicationNon-verbal Communication ListeningPatienceAsking QuestionsRespect Problem Solving Being Socially AwareSelf-ManagementResponsibility and AccountabilityAssertiveness


27 Oct 2015

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199: Ask Chris: How Smart Leaders Motivate Their Team

Lead people to greatness, and they will serve the people that supply your business.


25 Oct 2016

Rank #8

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It's All About Mindset

On today’s show Joel Fortner talks about the importance of mindset when it comes to growing your business.If you are justing starting out on your entrepreneurial journey or you are a seasoned CEO this episode will inspire you to take a look in the mirror and recommit to staying on a growth trajectory.On today’s show you will learn:How to figure out how much to charge for your servicesThe importance of mindset in successFixed Mindset vs. Growth MindsetWill your customers leave if you raise your pricesWhy mindset is the key to achieving your goalsThe crippling power of limiting beliefsThat you can not stay isolated on your journeyAlso, be sure to download Joel’s marketing framework for growing your business the right way.It’s all about Get – Serve – Keep!


16 Dec 2014

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322: Get Results: Stop Settling For Task Completion

Get Results: Stop Settling For Task CompletionIt's NOT the task that wins, it's the result of the task that wins.Do you have a task result gap? It may look like this...* Tasks are getting completed, but KPIs aren't being hit* You don't see the results from the vendors that you were promised* Team members come to you seeking your solution to every issue instead of taking steps to solve itClose the Task-Result gap and start seeing more ROI in your role, on your team, and in the business: https://chrislocurto.com/get-results-stop-settling-for-task-completion/


16 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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151: Mastering Habits with Gretchen Rubin

http://chrislocurto.com/downloadsDo you have any bad habits? Do you wonder why so many successful Entrepreneurs are able to create habits that contribute to their success while others can't seem to get them to stick? Well then you are in for a treat on today's podcast. The crazy, incredibly talented Gretchen Rubin in on to talk about that very thing! One of the things with happiness and habits, is to manage your own mind, to really think about the mood that you're in or the way that you're feeling and think about, "What can I do to fix this? That is the biggest myth is that there's a right habit that everyone should follow and it will work for everyone. There's all different factors that could influence whether someone found it easier or harder to keep their habit of exercise. An important clue is, when have you succeeded and when have you failed? How do you measure people against each other? How do you create a framework for understanding the patterns that we see? This thing almost melted my brain, it was so hard to grasp. I realized that when it comes to habits, people fell into four very striking patterns. I divided all of humanity into four. There are upholders, questioners, obligers, and rebels. So, the challenge for each of us is to take advantage of the strengths and counterbalance the weaknesses so we can get ourselves to the place we would want to be.


13 Oct 2015

Rank #11

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198: Encore Episode: What You Have In Common With Wine

Today’s episode is part viticulture and part life lesson. I think you’re going to enjoy it…especially if you like wine!http://chrislocurto.com/encore-episode-what-you-have-in-common-with-wine/In this Encore podcast I’ll explain: - How farming and the process of wine making relates to you and your business - How wine grapes are grown and how this relates to you and your business - Your Root System - What makes a great farmer and how that farmer harvests a perfect grape - The process of destroying perfect grapes to make great wine


17 Oct 2016

Rank #12

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142: Rabbi Lapin Business Secrets From The Bible

Nearly every year 100 Jewish people are included in the Forbes 400 Wealthiest Americans. By demographic proportion, there shouldn’t be more than 8 or 9. How are they consistently wealthier than the rest of the population? Rabbi Lapin shares how on today’s episode of The Chris LoCurto Show!

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10 Aug 2015

Rank #13

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204: How to Stop Surviving and Start Living

How to deal with holiday setbacks, and thrive during this potentially stress-filled-frenzied-in-law-overwhelmed-people-drama-filled-glorious Christmas season.


29 Nov 2016

Rank #14

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359: Stop Surviving

We all seem to be running around our life like crazy and instead of living our life, we start to survive it. Today, I will be giving you signs that may allow you to see if you are just trying to survive and not living.


21 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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244: 5 Critical Steps to Lead Yourself Better

If your self-perception is wrong or distorted, your efforts and decisions will be misguided...Here are 5 steps to leading yourself better starting this week: https://chrislocurto.com/5-critical-steps-to-lead-yourself-better/


6 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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209: How To Lead Yourself, Starting with Mindset

Your success in leadership starts with growing you, and it starts with what you're telling yourself right now.


10 Jan 2017

Rank #17

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Q&A: Are You at a Career Crossroad?

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2 Dec 2014

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The Chris LoCurto Show - 10 Signs You're a People Pleaser

See the full post here: Are you afraid of other peoples opinions of you? Do you always seem to attract folks who need rescuing?Well…you just might be a people pleaser.Quite a few people who come through Next-Level Life struggle with being a people pleaser and finding their worth in the acceptance of other people. It can control them.When your life always revolves around being a people pleaser you actually end up losing life. It robs you of your authentic selfand it all comes from a persons root system. It's the stuff that's deeply ingrained in you. In today's show I look at 10 signs you may be a people pleaser. Here's they are:1. You end up doing things for others in hopes that they will do things for you.2. You become frustrated when people don't love you back.3. You're guarded and you don't let people in so that you don't get hurt. 4. You're always afraid of other peoples opinions of you.5. You feel you are worth less than other people. 6. You attract takers and people who always need to be rescued. 7. You always apologize for things that you do. You blame yourself.8. You become a victim of constructive criticism. 9. You neglect you. 10. You let opportunities and life pass you by. If that list sounds a lot like you and you found yourself saying, "That's me!", you need to start the conversation about Next-Level Life.Your worth is not dependent on someone else's opinion of you. It's dependent on God and what God thinks is really all that's important. Find your significance in Him - He's crazy about you!Question: Without naming names, do you know someone who is a people pleaser? (Maybe yourself) Which sign would you say is most prominent for them?


12 Nov 2014

Rank #19

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318: My Favorite Tool For Communication and Execution

Today’s episode is strategic and tactical, AND you get a sneak peek into our operations...it's about getting solid execution at every level of your business.In our interview, you’re going to learn how to…*Have more effective internal communication*Give accountability at the task level without getting bogged down*Improve execution on projects.Show notes and resources here >> https://chrislocurto.com/my-favorite-tool-for-communication-and-execution/


19 Mar 2019

Rank #20