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In order to achieve great things, you need absolute clarity about where you want to go and why. It’s time to determine where you are now so the path to greater productivity becomes clear - CJ will help make that happen.Succes 2.0 is for the executive, entrepreneur, and business leader to find out what uniquely drives you to be more successful. Through interviews and conversations on specific topics, you’ll unlock the ultimate source of energy and motivation to help you cut down distractions, free your time from interruptions, and finally focus on the projects and people that matter most.

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In order to achieve great things, you need absolute clarity about where you want to go and why. It’s time to determine where you are now so the path to greater productivity becomes clear - CJ will help make that happen.Succes 2.0 is for the executive, entrepreneur, and business leader to find out what uniquely drives you to be more successful. Through interviews and conversations on specific topics, you’ll unlock the ultimate source of energy and motivation to help you cut down distractions, free your time from interruptions, and finally focus on the projects and people that matter most.

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Not just common sense, good to for the business soul

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As good in person as well.

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Great content, in an easy to listen to format.

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Not just common sense, good to for the business soul

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As good in person as well.

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Success 2.0

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Rank #1: Ep 50: One Thing Facebook & Google Get Wrong

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Sure, open office layouts are great for collaboration.  

But, have you ever had the one person in your office who overshares their every life story?

They're pretty easy to spot once you know what to look for. This person usually chit-chats about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, their kid's basketball game, or a way too personal medical issue.

HOWEVER, sometimes the distraction is not so easy to spot. Usually, this person says something along the lines of, "Do you have a minute?".

While very sneaky, this person is a distraction in disguise. 

The thing is, these open office spaces are killing your productivity! They welcome people to interrupt your work at all points of the day. So then, you're left feeling like you need to take your work home with you. 

I don't want that for you and I'm sure you don't either, so today's episode covers how to deal with an open office littered with distractions and distractors in disguise. 

To your journey,

CJ

Dec 08 2016

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Rank #2: 109: Cheri Huber | Intersection of Self-Talk & Ego

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Jun 29 2018

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Rank #3: 116: Michael O'Brien | My Last Bad Day

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Michael O'Brien (@RoadieOB) is former pharmaceuticals executive turned leadership consultant and the author of SHIFT: Creating Better Tomorrows. After recovering from a horrific cycling accident involving a speeding SUV and coming within minutes of death, Michael shares with us the process he's gone through to give his life true meaning.

"One big thing that came out of it is a greater sense of purpose – why do I want to pursue the things I want to pursue?" – Michael O'Brien.

What We Discuss with Michael O'Brien:
  • Michael's career path before his horrific accident.
  • His 'Last Bad Day'.
  • The road he traveled to recover from his injuries.
  • Why he practices meditation to focus on living in the present and being grateful.
  • How he uses his experiences to inspire company leaders.

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Michael was in New Mexico for a big company meeting that would last several days.

He had it all planned out. Instead of resorting to the lack-luster hotel gym, he’d bring his bike, and cross a state off his cycling checklist.​

It was July 11, 2001, and Michael discovered a two-mile loop originated at the hotel that he could ride before the day’s meetings began.

Three laps went smooth as planned. Michael was enjoying the sunshine and dry roads. On his fourth lap, as he rounded a bend in the road, an SUV going the opposite direction crossed over into his path, hitting Michael head on at 40 mph–himself going around 20 mph.

In an instant, his life would forever change.

As the SUV made contact with Michael’s body, his momentum hurled him over the hood and face-first into the windshield, then coming down in a thud, while sliding several feet on the asphalt.

The accident shattered the bones in face, snapped his scapula, cracked ribs, broke his arms and wrists, and shattered his left femur. As he was being medevaced to the nearest hospital for emergency surgery, he learn he’d severed his femoral artery and was bleeding out.

​He was given 34 units of blood, and spent dozens of hours in surgeries to mend his broken everything.

“The doctors told my wife... if I was 10 years older or not in good shape, I would have certainly passed around before he’d gotten to the hospital.” O’Brien recounts.

Get Michael O'Brien's book SHIFT: Creating Better Tomorrows. All the profits go to support girls in Africa through World Bicycle Relief.

THANKS, Michael O'Brien!

If you enjoyed this show with management change leader Michael O'Brien, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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Jan 25 2019

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Rank #4: #111: Bryan Falchuk | Do A Day

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Bryan Falchuk (@BryanFalchuk) has been an overachiever his whole life. When his life started to crumble, he took a step back, put on his consultant's hat and examined what was holding him back.

No long after, Bryan drop a lot of weight, reorganized his daily routine, became a vegan, and developed a life-transformation system he calls "Do A Day."

“I felt like an idiot every single day, and that was exactly what I wanted. I grew a lot at Tuck, but the amount of growth I went through during those two years at McKinsey was on a whole other level.” - Bryan Falchuk

What We Discuss with Bryan Falchuk:
  • How Bryan escaped the Dot Com bubble just as he was starting his career.
  • Working at McKinsey & Co. as a 20-something who knows nothing.
  • His wife's battle with chronic lyme disease.
  • How Bryan has kept off 100 lbs. of excess weight.
  • The 'Do-A-Day' framework.
  • His current role in the c-suite.

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The Two Rule Foundation helps inspire professionals to live gratefully and commit more of their resources to help those in need. The foundation can help you determine who you should give your money to and how.

Looking to get more out of all your hard work? Enroll in ThriveMap University, an online video program for professionals. 100% of proceeds are donated to the Two Rule Foundation.

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Bryan Falchuk had everything going for him in his career. He avoided the Dot Com bubble bursting by graduating a year early and taking a full-time internal strategy role at Liberty Mutual Insurance. A few years a couple job titles later, Bryan went back to school, earning his MBA in Business from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth University.

Afterwards, Bryan accepted a consulting position at the McKinsey & Company, where he stayed for nearly three years. Leaning on his experience in the insurance industry, Bryan took himself back into insurance and spent over six yers traveling the globe with UK-based Beazley Group.

However, while everything was looking up in his career, life at home wasn't so joyous. For decades, Bryan's wife had suffered terrible, seemingly-unprovoked 24-48hr illnesses. For a day or two at a time, she'd be a sick as she'd ever been, and then it would subside. And in 2011, she suffered another episode, only this time for weeks she wasn't getting better.

"It all came to a head on June 30th, when she was down to about 100 lbs. and losing two pounds a day," Falchuk says. "Her doctor called to tell me he was going on vacation for six weeks and he'd check in when he was back. If you do the math on that, she wasn't going to make it six weeks."

Bryan says this was his light bulb moment.

THANKS, Bryan Falchuk!

If you enjoyed this show with best-selling author, coach, speaker & consulting professional Bryan Falchuk, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.​

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Aug 31 2018

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Rank #5: Episode 87 - Rethinking Giving with Wayne Elsey

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Oct 12 2017

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Rank #6: #090 - How important is Winning?

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I love to win. In fact, it's quite possible that I take winning a little too seriously. 

I enjoy my teams taking the top spot, my business outdoing the competition and my political preferences being elected. 

It's OK to strive to win or be the best - to a point. 

We run into a problem when our desire to win becomes and obsession. 

It's one thing to strive to be the best - it's another when we believe that winning is the "only" thing that matters. 

In today's podcast, I'm going to talk about a different approach to thinking about success.

Nov 02 2017

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Rank #7: #089 - John O'Sullivan: Changing the Game

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There’s a chance that I may have been, once or twice, that guy at a youth sporting event who gets overly worked up and yells at the refs, players and worse – the other parents.

Unfortunately, I’m not the only one.

The truth is that youth sports in the US has exploded into a multi-billion-dollar business that is taking over the lives of millions of kids across the country.

Today’s guest, John O’Sullivan, helps us understand the impact our obsession with youth sports is having on our children and the family.

He also provides practical advice for getting our arms around this challenge and developing a healthier perspective.

Oct 26 2017

28mins

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Rank #8: Art Barter | Servant Leadership

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Art Barter (@Art_Barter) is the CEO of Datron World Communications, Inc., Founder of the Servant Leadership Institute, and author of the books Farmer Able, The Servant Leadership Journal, and The Art of Servant Leadership II

What We Discuss with Art Barter:
  • How Art grew Datron from $10MM to over $200MM in six years.
  • Servant leadership as a business growth strategy that speaks to the heart of an individual and a company.
  • Driving employee giving to the tune of $16MM. 
  • How to implement servant leadership inside an organization.
  • And much more...

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Starting as a “sweeper” at Disneyland in Anaheim, California while studying Business and Finance at Cal State Fullerton, Art moved into character wardrobe and then into the accounting and finance division, which lead to a full-time position after graduating.

“Disney was a great place to work, a lot of fun,... but it takes you a long time to get ahead there. I was a young guy out of college and wanted to get ahead real fast.” says Barter.

Not long after graduating, Art left Disney and took a job with a company that manufactured check printers.

“I fell in love with building things,... and I’ve been in manufacturing ever since.” Barter says. After spending 10 or so years there, Art transitioned to a company that made specialized motors for everything from bonesaws to NASA observatory telescopes to F18 fighter jets for the U.S. military. 

After another ten years, Art learned about a defense contractor called Datron that made telecommunications equipment for foreign militaries. Having been exposed to international travel in his previous positions, he was very excited when his first assignment took him to Zimbabwe to help the finance $15MM in high-frequency radios for the local military to support upcoming elections.

It took two years to raise the capital, and although the Zimbabwean government was (and is) known for corruption and violence, the country had the lowest levels of election-related violence in its history.

“It was an opportunity to help save lives,” Barter says. “All the generals I deal with and all the militaries around the world, they just want to provide sovereignty for their country and security for their citizens… they don’t want to attack anybody, they just want to protect.”

In 2004, after a year of intense investigation by the Department of Justice into the company’s relationships with foreign powers, Art learned that it had been triggered by a company that wanted to drive Datron’s value down in order to purchase it at rock-bottom pricing.​

It was then that Art decided to make an offer to buy the company instead. Long story short, he got it, at a purchase price of $4.7MM. With Art’s leadership, he grew the company to over $200MM in just six years.

“We decided to run the business a different way - create a great purpose, give people a way to live that purpose.”

That difference was servant leadership.

Thanks, Art Barter!

If you enjoyed this show with Servant Leadership Institute founder Art Barter, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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Jun 06 2019

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Rank #9: Paul Churchill | The Recovery Elevator

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​Paul Churchill (@PaulChurchill) is the Founder/Host of Recovery Elevator, an alcohol recovery and sobriety podcast and online community. Since launching the podcast in 2015, ​Recovery Elevator has amassed over 3-million downloads and is in the 95-percentile of all podcasts on iTunes.

What We Discuss with Paul Churchill:
  • How Paul’s entrepreneurial spirit put him in a position to develop alcohol dependence.
  • Using a podcast to create accountability and grow a community that values real human connection in sobriety.
  • Why relapses can actually a good thing when someone is dealing with alcohol problems.
  • Thinking about addiction as a byproduct of an increasingly disconnected society.
  • And much more...

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From the omni-channel marketing and multi-million dollar sponsorships to major sporting events and happy hour, modern society would have you think that alcohol is a harmless beverage that leads to good times, deep connections, and career advancement. Yet, for tens of millions of Americans, and hundreds of millions globally, alcohol has a much darker, life-altering side.

In this episode, we talk to Recovery Elevator host Paul Churchill about his path to sobriety and how his personal accountability method created an online recovery community that has since helped thousands of alcoholics across the globe gain the upper-hand on their addiction, get their lives back, find meaning and joy, and much more. Listen, learn, and enjoy!

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A lot has changed since Paul Churchill got sober and published the first episode of the Recovery Elevator podcast.

“When I was in Spain I started DJ-ing clubs, and those were mega clubs,” says Paul. “I was DJ-ing until 7-8am. I’d close my bar at 3am, then go DJ at a club until 7 or 8am.”

 “It was the best and worst time of my life. It’s what propelled me forward on what I’m doing now [Recovery Elevator]. Basically what happened is I became addicted to alcohol – I was blacking out 5-7 nights per week. But at the time I was telling myself it was normal. I was 25, 26 years old – that’s what people my age do.”

​“Eventually, I ended up walking away from the bar in Spain. My body was physically shutting down – mentally, physically the signs were there – it got kind of scary there at the end.”

​Shortly thereafter, Paul decided to sell his bar and move back home with his parents, thinking he'd be able to leave the drinking behind him in Spain. He saved up some money, got into grad school, but found the drinking continued to follow him. On January 1, 2010, Paul decided to get sober. Long story short, it only lasted 2.5 years before he was back "field testing" (i.e. relapsed).

During this time, Paul was DJ-ing weddings, parties, and school events. By happenstance, he got into operating arcade games at bars and business was booming. "All these businesses just fell into my lap," says Paul, "there were opportunities that if you just walk around life with your eyes open, they will just show up."

In mid-late 2014, Paul had gotten sober again, but wasn't interested in joining AA. Instead, he had the idea of starting a podcast focused on sobriety and recovery to help him with his accountability.

"I knew if I didn't create accountability, it was going to be rough."

On February 12, 2015, Paul uploaded his first podcast to iTunes, where he revealed his struggle with alcohol on the world wide web. In that first show, Paul explains that his motive is selfish–it was his way of creating accountability for himself–and that if he were to relapse, he'd make it known.

Thankfully, as of this recording, Paul has uploaded a new episode every week without fail, maintained his sobriety. In the process, he's built a community of people seeking the means to address their issues with alcohol and addiction, culminating in a 700+ member online recovery community and has hosted more than 10 sober travel retreats, with more planned and in the works.

Thanks, Paul Churchill!

If you enjoyed this show with sobriety advocate and Recovery Elevator podcast Host (and Founder) Paul Churchill, let him know by clicking on the links below and sending him a quick shout out on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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May 21 2019

43mins

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Rank #10: Episode 86 - Mom- Anything But Average

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“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think that you are an idiot, than open it and remove all doubt. - Shelly McClanahan

On Monday September 25 in the late afternoon, my mom, Shelly McClanahan, passed away peacefully. She was 68 years young.

She was different to say the very least. There will never be anyone quite like her.  

Today’s podcast is a tribute to a woman whose subtle, quiet, unassuming impact on the world will be felt for generations.

Oct 05 2017

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Rank #11: Mastering 'No'

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In this episode of Success 2.0, CJ (@cjmccoach) explores the concept of “saying no” and how embracing it is a must if you want to grow your business, transform your career, or get greater satisfaction out of life.

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  • How Apple struggled to find its footing after letting go of Steve Jobs, and how bringing him back on as CEO set the stage for Apple to become one of the most valuable companies of all time.
  • Why having too many options has had a negative impact on how we spend our time and the joy we get from our decisions.
  • What a social media detox can do for your mental health and how to do it effectively.
  • How to shift your paradigm so that your default answer is no, rather than yes, and why people will be grateful for it.
  • How to understand what is most important in your life (a.k.a. “show me your calendar, and I’ll show you what’s most important to you.”)
  • What it means to “create a trap” for yourself that will ensure you succeed.

CJ’s tactics for mastering the art of no

  • Make a paradigm shift 
  • Get clear on what’s most important to you
  • Take back control of your calendar
  • Quit something immediately
  • Forgive yourself when you fall short of your goal

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Jan 21 2020

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Rank #12: Bob Dusin | Creating the High Performance Workplace

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Bob Dusin (BobDusin) is Partner at HPWP Group, a Georgia-based leadership development and training company, and the co-author of the book Creating the High Performance Workplace: It's Not Complicated to Develop a Culture of Commitment. Bob spent much of his career in engineering, but it wasn’t until he got cherry-picked for a role in Human Resources that he really found his passion.

“I was a pretty good engineer, [but] I was probably more miscast as an engineer to begin with, and then I got into what’s more of my true calling” – Bob Dusin

What We Discuss with Bob Dusin:
  • How an engineer becomes leadership consultant

  • Identifying the five-percent of employees that cause 95-percent of the headaches

  • Building trust and respect as a leader

  • Creating a work environment that employees enjoy and want to be apart of

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Starting out as a project engineer, every few years Bob made a jump up in the org chart; becoming project manager, then sales manager at Ceco Concrete Construction.

In the mid 90s, Bob started his own construction business, but just after two years into business, his old company made him an offer to manage the Human Resources department. It not only meant a significant pay raise and great benefits, he found a passion for recruiting and developing highly effective teams.

For 11 years, Bob lead the charge for growing the team that was Kansas City’s largest construction company. During those years, Bob fell in love with building people and elevating their work. After more than a decade at the helm, he decided to take his talents on the road, founding a business management consultancy.​

While guest speaking at a leadership conference, Bob met Ken and Sue Bingham. They had started a leadership training organization called the High Performance Workplace​​, and they thought Bob would be a great fit.

It didn’t take long for Bob to get onboard. In 2011, Bob joined Ken and Sue and has since become a prominent speaker, coach, and recently co-authored a book with Sue entitled “Creating the High Performance Workplace” available now on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble marketplaces.

Thanks, Bob Dusin!

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Apr 10 2019

37mins

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Rank #13: Episode 84 - How to Create a Compelling Story | Jennie Nash

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This week I’m honored to introduce my friend and amazing book coach, Jennie Nash.

Jennie’s work shouts overachiever. She’s written for dozens of national magazines including The New York Times, authored eight books and founded AuthorAccelerator- a company with 22 book coaches dedicated to working with authors and shepherding them through the process of writing and publishing. Through coaching, her clients have landed top New York agents, and had books published by Scribner, Simon & Schuster, Norton, Ten Speed, and SelectBooks.

Jennie has been a huge inspiration and absolutely critical for my brain during the book writing process. In fact, there were many times where I’d craft an entire chapter just to have it thrown out (this always ended up producing a much better chapter in the end). Jennie knows her stuff.

In today’s show, we’re talking about the elements that make up a compelling story. With the thousands of messages our brains are exposed to today, how can we craft a powerful message that resonates with the audience?

I encourage you to check out her other work and definitely look up AuthorAccelerator. If you’ve ever considered authoring your own book then hiring a coach is a great step towards making it happen!

To learn more about her work and view other client success stories, check out her website at http://jennienash.com/success-stories

Aug 31 2017

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Rank #14: David Wood | Authentic Leadership in Life and Work

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​A former consulting actuary to Fortune 100 companies – such as Sony Music, Proctor & Gamble, and Exxon – David Wood (​@SolutionBox) left his cushy Park Avenue job 20+ years ago to explore both the outer world, and his own inner world.

What We Discuss with David Wood:
  • How childhood trauma impacts individuals differently.
  • Why David left the actuarial arts to become a lounge entertainer, then life coach.
  • What he did to become the top-ranked coach on Google (back in the day).
  • Where you can learn to become a coach.
  • And so much more....

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Unhappy in his marriage, David and his now ex-wife turned to a personal development program with the hope of learning more about themselves, what they wanted out of life and their marriage.

They freaked me out initially. They’re all smiling way too much… I’m going to just get in and out, and I’m not drinking the Kool-aid.” David says.

“But what happened is that they cracked my cynicism. I thought they were just out for my money, but I realized they actually cared about people.” 

From that point on, David was hooked. Vowing to never another course, David found himself in the second level of the program, where he naturally started to coach people. 

If they were stuck, he’d ask ‘what’s it gonna take for you to get unstuck?’

“I think I changed a woman’s life overnight in that course. It was such an amazing feeling to watch her walking on air after 10 years in an unhappy marriage, have her and her husband to have a massive breakthrough, I’m ‘I want more of that!’” Woods says.

So he took the third program because it was promised he’d be trained to become a coach.

He knew he wanted to move back to Australia (from New York), so he quit his job, giving himself six months to discover if there was anything else he’d like to do. If he didn’t find anything he’d look for a position with a familiar role.

During his self-funded sabbatical, he wanted to work as an entertainer, frequenting local restaurants, bars and resorts, while beginning a coaching practice. After six months, he decided to spend all his energy on coaching, and soon realized an opportunity to use his technical capabilities to gain clients through search engine optimization. “I was ranked number 1 4, 7 & 9 on the search engine [for life coaching].” Wood says. 

From there, he started creating products to help clients, then moved into helping other coaches build their business and recently has pivoted back to coaching individuals at a high-level. Thanks, David Wood!

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Jul 31 2019

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Rank #15: Ep 49: (Mini-Episode) Find Peace of Mind in Saying "Yes" Less

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Look at your commitments today......this week....or even something that you'll be needing to do at some point this year...

If you could clear one thing from your calendar-what would it be?

It could be a neighborhood association, a holiday party, a class, a committee , or even an event for your kid's school.

Whatever you choose, you must pick one. That's all.

The goal today isn't to make you less involved in the lives around you. In fact, what today's episode is about is completely in the opposite direction.

The goal is to recognize that you can't say yes to everything thrown at you AND do a good job with the commitments that absolutely need your time.

What I've come to recognize is that we will compromise the outcome of things we really want to focus on for the future so we don't disappoint someone in the present. This ends up yielding mediocre results.

So, today I will give you one simple action to take so simplify your life.

Once you've taken the action, I'd love to hear what you did. Leave a comment in the notes section telling me what your action was.

To your journey,

CJ

Nov 24 2016

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Rank #16: Lee Caraher | The Millennial Whisperer

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Lee Caraher (@LeeCaraher) has been in PR and Communications her entire career. She is the founder, President and CEO of San Francisco-based integrated communications company Double Forte and is the author of The Boomerang Principle and Millennials & Management.

What We Discuss with Lee Caraher:
  • ​Lee’s rise from graduate to senior executive at North America’s largest PR firm.
  • How Lee launched her own PR firm
  • Why Lee enjoys working with Millennials so much
  • Implementing clear communication strategies within multi-generational workforces

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Lee started Double Forte in 2002 determined to create a culture that fully supports its talent, even when they choose to move on. After failing miserably at retaining Millennials, Double Forte went back to the beginning and created a culture where all generations thrive; as a result, turnover is low, and when employees do leave, overwhelmingly they stay loyal to the firm – sometimes even returning.  

With her foundational work, Lee shows leaders how to create the best possible workplace culture so their employees will stay longer than they intend, and when they do leave, advocate for the company, defining a new loyalty contract and a new model of business sustainability.

The Come Up

After graduating with a degree in Medieval Studies (go figure), she transitioned in communications working for the Weber Group. A few years went by and she took a VP position at The Bohle Company, a small communications firm out of Los Angeles. Another few years there, and she was recruited for a similar role, but at a much larger company called MSLGroup.

At MSL, she was in charge of the team working with one of the world’s largest companies in video games, SEGA of America. SEGA liked her so much that within 10 months of being at MSL, she was offered asked to come on as the VP of Corporate & Consumer Communications, overseeing the work of over 700 people. Five years later, just before the launch of the DreamCast, Lee was asked back to Weber Group (now Weber Shandwick), but this time in an Executive Vice President role.

Another five years past, and Lee decided it was time to venture out on her own. In September 2002, Double Forte was formed. Now nearly 17 years later, Double Forte has offices in San Francisco, New York and Boston and employs dozens of people full-time.

The Shift to a Millennial Workforce

When Lee started Double Forte she already had extensive experience recruiting and retain top-talent. At the time, they were looking for senior leaders with 10+ years of experience. However, during the time of the Great Recession (2007-2010), Lee recognized a lack of new talent making their way to the field.

Lee realized that there was no way they’d be able to find the perfect candidates to fill the company ranks, so they decided to take inexperienced millennials and give them on-the-job training. 

​Lee’s first millennial was a 22 year old woman named Stephanie. Little did Lee and the rest of the company know, Stephanie was also the owner of an emotional support animal, who would come to work with her under ADA mental health laws. 

Despite the added fur to the team, Stephanie was a rockstar, and Lee decided to go all in on hiring millennials. The following year, the company hired six millennials within eight weeks of each other, and after three months, all of them were gone.

Lee was flabbergasted. In all her years, never had something like this ever happened.

“In my career – hundreds, thousands of people that worked for me – I had never 100% failure… in people,” Lee recounts. “There’s no way, in 25 years of hiring great people, that it was bad here. We didn’t hire people wrong, we kept them wrong. One person could’ve been a bad hire, but all of them couldn’t have been.”

It was then that Lee set out to understand what was going on with millennials; where was the disconnect? How do you motivate them?

Thanks, Lee Caraher!

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May 08 2019

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Rank #17: 112: Mentor Minutes | Starting a Business with Your Significant Other

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CJ McClanahan (@cjmccoach) and Logan Brown (@realloganbrown) field your questions and comments for Mentor Minutes! If you want us to answer your question, register your feedback, or tell your story on one of our upcoming Mentor Minutes episodes, drop us a line at   questions@cjmcclanahan.com. Now, let's dive in!

On This Week's Mentor Minutes, We Discuss:
  • What should you consider when deciding whether or not to start a business with your significant other?
  • How can you be a better entrepreneur and business person when you are a perfectionist?
  • How should a CEO of a non-profit approach stepping down and appointing a successor?
  • How do you get introverted employee to open up and express their “why?
  • What challenges have CJ and his wife faced in working together, and what has been the most rewarding part of working together?
  • How can you try to limit the impact of social media has on your children?
  • What can managers or supervisors do to engage and motivate millennial employees?

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Sep 19 2018

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Rank #18: #086 - Erin Falconer: How To Get Sh*t Done

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The good news is that there’s a podcast, blog, video, webinar, etc. that will provide an answer to almost any question that we could ever imagine.

The bad news is that there’s a podcast, blog, video, webinar, etc. that will provide an answer to almost any question that we could ever imagine.

We are drowning in information.

Today’s guest, Erin Falconer, talks about how to cut through all the clutter and focus on what’s really important.

She helps us understand how the digital world is evolving before our eyes and how we can get the most value from all this data.

The first five people to email me will receive a free copy of her new book – How to Get Shit Done.

Erin Falconer

Erin Falconer is a Canadian living in Los Angeles. She has had a varied career that includes screenplay writer, stand-up comedian, political consultant and is now proudly, heavily invested in the online blogging world.

Since 2008, she has been the editor in chief and co-owner of PickTheBrain – one of the fastest growing and most trusted self improvement websites & communities on the web. With over 200 bloggers from around the world contributing content, PTB is not only a great passion project but has truly become a powerful global voice and brand in the self improvement space, being read in over 35 countries daily.

Oct 19 2017

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Rank #19: Pandemic: Thriving During Uncertainty

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In this episode of Success 2.0, CJ McClanahan (@cjmccoach) explores the simple tactics you can practice to thrive and decrease stress, even during times of uncertainty. 

Mentioned in this episode: 

  • In a time of stress, the brain screams to ‘go faster.’ Most of us are working from home right now and are pressed to move faster and do more. That constant activity and stress leads to bad decisions which actually increases our stress level.

  • Keeping your routine does not mean keeping it perfectly. Keeping your routine means keeping it as closely as you can.

  • We can behave irrationally and in a reactive fashion during a crisis like COVID-19. Instead, we need to act in a rational and intentional fashion. However, in a crisis it’s hard to be completely rational. Everything seems to be changing right now. Our responsibility is to lay out as many predictable events as possible.

  • In a time of crisis, you might wonder ‘what if my clients don’t value my service anymore and they think they’re going to get value somewhere else?’ or, ‘what if my clients don’t need my service anymore?’ At some level, we are always wondering if I am adding enough value.
  • You can handle uncomfortable situations for one day. If I asked you what is worrying you today, you would probably give me a scenario that is two week, two months, down the road. What can you do about this today? What is the best effort I can do today, based on all the information I have right now?

Apr 01 2020

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Rank #20: Ep. 47: Bad Purchases

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From a Jack LaLanne Juicer to slightly used camping gear, this week we discuss regretful buys​. 

Nov 10 2016

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