The 5 Most Important Lessons Learned in 2015

My Obligatory New Year's Recap Post

If you’re anything like me and read more than a few blogs, you’ve endured a month-long series of year-in-review posts. So here is another one. :)

Lessons Learned in 2015 - Year End Recap

When I looked back on the year that was, I realized that it was a year of ups and downs, wild successes and miserable failures, excitement and boredom. In other words, it was just like any other year. It was a microcosm of life itself.

What else should we expect?

The truth is, in most regards, 2015 was my best year ever (thanks, Michael Hyatt!). In others, it was more of a struggle, but I know without a doubt that those things will improve in the coming year.

Episode 079: The Power of Starting Something Stupid with Richie Norton

How You Can Turn a Crazy Idea Into Something Amazing

The title of today’s episode is “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”…yes, I said Stupid. This is something that, I’ll admit, I’ve probably had more experience doing than almost anyone. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing…in fact, it’s something that the highest achievers in all industries do on a regular basis.

Episode 079: The Power of Starting Something Stupid with Richie Norton

In today’s episode, our guest and I discuss:

  • Acting on Stupid Ideas
  • What it actually means to “Crush” fear
  • How pride holds us back
  • The myths of procrastination

…and much more!

Episode 076: Why Great Leaders Must be Ignorant (Or At Least Act Like It)

What You Can Learn About Leadership from a World-Class Conductor

Aren’t great leaders supposed to know it all? That was the lie I told myself for nearly a decade. Today’s guest destroyed that belief once and for all. In this episode of the World Changer Show, he’ll share why great leaders must be ignorant (or at least act like it).

Why Great Leaders Must be Ignorant (Or At Least Act Like It)

It’s not very often that I read a book and recommend it as highly as I recommend the one we’re talking about today. I was honored to join the author in a wonderful conversation about leadership, why ignorance is a necessary leadership trait, and what we can learn from world-class composers and conductors.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Why you shouldn’t be a know-it-all leader.
  • How ignorance is central to great leadership.
  • What you can learn about leadership from six world class conductors, all with very different styles.
  • What it was like to be mentored by the great Leonard Bernstein.
  • How “experts’ syndrome” can hold you back and how to overcome it.
  • Why you must embrace the gaps in life (and how to do it).
  • What makes some music timeless and others forgettable.
  • How allowing individuals to express their uniqueness actually makes for better teamwork.