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124. How to Listen for Your Calling with Ben Newman

“Wherever you are, learn as much as you can in those chapters of your journey, because they might prepare you for the next one.”Ben Newman

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich is joined by performance coach Ben Newman. Listen is as they discuss Ben’s unique leadership style, having the confidence to follow your calling, coaching the uncoachable, and dealing with fear, doubt and uncertainty like a high performer.

Ben Newman is a highly regarded Performance Coach, International Speaker and Best-Selling Author, whose clients include Fortune 500 companies around the world, business executives, sales organizations and professional athletes in the NFL, PGA, NBA, MLB, UFC and NCAA.

Ben serves as a Mental Conditioning Coach for the 18-time National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide football team and has worked with players from the last 3 Super Bowl Champion teams. He was recently selected by Influencive.com as one of the TOP 10 Motivators in Sports and Real Leaders Magazine selected him as one of their 2019 and 2020 TOP 50 Speakers in the World.

  • 00:09 – Introduction
  • 03:03 – How Ben got to where he is now
  • 06:23 – Taking the leap
  • 09:01 – Pivoting vs. surrendering to your calling
  • 10:29 – Having the confidence to pursue your dreams
  • 12:28 – Ben’s unique approach to coaching teams
  • 18:59 – Leadership challenges
  • 23:14 – Communication and leadership
  • 26:14 – “The work comes before the belief”
  • 29:50 – The expense of coaching
  • 33:25 – Coaching the uncoachable
  • 35:38 – Fear, doubt and uncertainty in high performers
  • 38:58 – Ben’s Unrequired Workout
  • 43:29 – Leading by example
  • 45:05 – Uncommon Leadership
  • 47:30 – Rich’s closing thoughts

Here’s how you can connect with Ben:

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Ben’s Podcast The Burn

Pre-order Ben’s upcoming book Uncommon Leadership

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121. How to Use Your Attributes in Business with Rich Diviney

“Whether you’re a military person in conflict or war, whether you’re an entrepreneur starting out, whether you’re a person struggling through disease, to understand our behavior really helps us in our processes.”Rich Diviney

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich is joined by author and retired Navy SEAL Commander Rich Diviney. Listen in as Rich and Rich talk about Rich Diviney’s book, The Attributes. They discuss the difference between skills and attributes, perseverance and discipline, as well as how to evaluate your own attributes.

Rich Diviney is a retired Navy SEAL Commander. In a career spanning more than twenty years, he completed more than thirteen overseas deployments-eleven of which were to Iraq and Afghanistan. As the officer in charge of training for a specialized command, he spearheaded the creation of a SEAL directorate that fused physical, mental, and emotional disciplines. He led his small team to create the first ever “Mind Gym” in Naval Special Warfare that helped SEALs train their brains to perform faster, longer, and better, especially in high-stress environments. Since his retirement, Diviney has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant, training more than five thousand business, athletic, and military leaders.

  • 00:09 – Introduction
  • 04:06 – About Rich Diviney
  • 06:19 – Why Rich wrote The Attributes
  • 08:10 – What The Attributes is about
  • 09:34 – Skills vs. attributes
  • 11:46 – Misjudging someone’s attributes
  • 13:10 – The Dream Team Paradox
  • 15:19 – Peak performance vs. optimal performance
  • 17:50 – Evaluating your own attributes
  • 20:30 – Accepting your own attributes
  • 25:42 – The categories of attributes
  • 29:16 – “Courage can not exist in the absence of fear.”
  • 31:14 – Courage and entrepreneurship
  • 34:54 – Perseverance and discipline
  • 38:41 – Self-discipline
  • 41:58 – Resilience
  • 46:03 – Durability and happiness
  • 48:35 – Compartmentalization
  • 52:24 – Focusing on what is relevant
  • 56:20 – Learnability and going after your passion
  • 59:23 – Getting in touch with Rich Diviney

Connect with Rich Diviney:

The Attributes by Rich Diviney

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117. How a New Life Became a New Business with Claudia Mata

“I think that’s the beauty of being an entrepreneur. When you jump into things, ignorance is bliss.” Claudia Mata

 

On this episode of The Leadership Locker, Rich is joined by Vertly founder Claudia Mata. Listen in as they discuss Claudia’s transition from the fashion industry to the CBD industry, living abroad, and how Claudia rediscovered her identity when she founded Vertly.

Claudia Mata was born in El Salvador. She then relocated to New York, eventually becoming the Accessories and Jewelry Director for W Magazine. After moving to Northern California, she founded Vertly with her husband Zander Gladish, creating handcrafted skincare products using CBD and other plant extracts.

Throughout her herbalism education, Claudia studied how various plants, including cannabis, can help our bodies heal and thrive, specifically focusing on skin wellness. She began collaborating with botanical formulators and chemists, blending CBD with fresh healing plant extracts from the garden—and Vertly skincare was born.

  • 00:09 – Intro
  • 03:14 – About Claudia
  • 03:59 – Growing up in El Salvador
  • 05:12 – How Claudia got started in the fashion industry
  • 06:01 – Living in France
  • 07:05 – Working in the fashion industry
  • 10:50 – Leaving the fashion industry
  • 13:20 – Relocating to Northern California
  • 14:19 – Claudia on rediscovering her identity and starting a new business
  • 19:31 – Getting into the CBD industry
  • 24:54 – Launching a business to solve a problem that you have
  • 29:16 – Claudia on working with her husband
  • 31:28 – How to get in touch with Claudia

Here is how to get in touch with Claudia:

Vertly

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