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How do you become a true leader in a way that’s genuine and caring? Adam Markel presents Tom Peters, who honorably served in the Navy and is the best-selling co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and is often tagged as the best business book ever. In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award.  In this episode, Tom shares that a leader’s role is to make every living human being they work with successful. You need to connect with others as individual human beings, not as job categories. Be decent, caring, and thoughtful when getting your job done despite all roadblocks. Tune in and witness the power of humanizing in leadership!
Dr. Richard Shuster (pronounced Shoe-Stir) is a clinical psychologist, TEDx speaker, CEO of Your Success Insights, renowned media expert, and the host of The Daily Helping podcast. He is a man on a mission to help people become the best versions of themselves and make the world a better place. In this episode, he joins Adam Markel to talk about how people can cope with the stress brought on by these uncertain times. The two discuss the profound and long-term impacts of the pandemic both at home and at work. Businesses will never be the same again. Dr. Shuster shares his thoughts on what the future of work will look like and how organizations should adapt to meet the needs and demands of employees. He also shares his personal pivot and the near-death experience that opened his eyes to becoming the man he is today. Don’t miss out on this episode and get important insight into dealing with stress and building resiliency in your every day. Show Notes: bullet form (timestamp from Final Audio)·    00:00-03:19 – Introduction·    03:20-07:38 – Dr. Richard Shuster’s Origin Story·    07:39-16:56 – From Insufferable Materialist To Licensed Clinical Psychologist·    16:57-27:01 – The Ramifications Of The Pandemic On The Psychological Well-Being·    27:02-31:07 – Thoughts On Returning To “Normal”·    31:08-36:40 – The Future Of Work·    36:40-42:36 – Resilience And Managing Stress And Anxiety·    42:37-49:56 – How To Empty Your Bucket And Embrace Gratitude·    49:57-55:10 – Conclusion And Contact Details
The speaking industry evolves as the world evolves. Speakers every day face a risk of relevance – a need to change with the times and make their message resonate with people. Dr. Nick Morgan, communications and public speaking expert at Public Words, has a great quote from someone he spoke with on his show, a piece of wisdom that teaches us how exactly speakers, or anyone for that matter, can adapt to and deal with a new situation where everything has to be started from scratch. He shares this and other fascinating insights on navigating change in the speaking world with Adam Markel. Dr. Nick also explains why speakers are “lonely extroverts” and how building a community of speakers helps mitigate the loneliness that speakers feel after their time on stage is over. Join in and learn how dealing with uncertainty, building resilience, and change-proofing works in the speaking business.
Self-mastery and self-awareness are two things we don’t give a lot of mind to. What we forget is that mastering one’s self often leads to greater rewards in life. In this episode, Adam Markel sits down for a talk with Consciousness Accelerator & Transformation Specialist Kevin Russell. Kevin talks about how he learned to reconnect with his energetic core, connected with his inner self and started his journey to self-enlightenment. Tune in for more great insights on your road to enlightenment. Show Notes:00:00:00   Introduction00:06:32   Tapping The Energetic Body00:11:43   Self-Awareness00:16:42   Releasing The Subconscious00:23:30   Starting Your Journey Of Self-Mastery00:27:21   Harmony In The Experience00:35:33   Moving Towards Fulfillment00:39:23   Purpose And Growth00:43:02   Human Resiliency00:52:20   Recognizing Your Reactions00:55:35   Emotional Release
Is luck still evident today, or is it just a thing of the past? We see many people thriving in their careers, and we can’t help but wonder what their recipe for success is. Is it grit, optimism, resilience, or just sheer luck? Max Borges is the founder of Max Borges Agency, a 50 person PR firm that focuses exclusively on consumer tech clients. Collecting wisdom and motivational insights from his growth journey, he compiled his learnings and wrote his book, How to be Fan-f*cking-tastic. He shares with Adam Markel how he grew his namesake agency from a laptop on his kitchen table to a company generating $10 million in annual revenue. Tune in to learn more about how his optimism propelled him to rise through countless opportunities and achieve more success than he ever dreamed of. Show Notes: (Raw Audio)00:00:00 – Introduction00:05:27 – Making a list of great quotes00:08:00 – It ain’t rocket science00:11:00 - Resourced and resourceful00:15:11 - You need dead time to come alive00:17:46 - Imagination as a way to guide us today00:22:09 - Stripping away whatever the walls are00:27:55 - Definition of resilience00:32:37 – What resilient habits look like00:35:47 - Working from home00:38:41 - Opportunity to mentor people00:41:03 - Conclusion: How do you love your life?
How do first responders recover from traumatic events? Adam Markel introduces William Branum, the founder of a CBD company called Naked Warrior Recovery, SEAL sniper instructor, and retired Navy SEAL leader. William talks with Adam about how failures are the most precious lessons in your entire life. You can use failures to build resilience in yourself. William also talks about how when things get out of whack, chronic illness happens because of inflammation. That’s when CBD enters the picture because it helps fight inflammation and acts as a neuroprotector, helping you find healing mentally, emotionally, and psychologically. Listen to this episode to learn more about recovering from traumatic events.  Show Notes: 00:03:45 - Introduction of William Branum 00:09:37 - There’s so much you can’t control00:13:33 - Learned how to be a better runner00:17:39 - Build resilience in yourself 00:17:39 - You’ll get immediate feedback00:17:39 - Went out of SEAL and started own company00:28:16 - Trying out CBD00:31:53 - The naked Underwater Demolition Team00:39:33 - CBD is an anti-inflammatory00:42:51 - Everyone's endocannabinoid system has different requirements.00:46:15 - Studies on the effectiveness of CBD00:50:27 - Be consistent with your bedtime.  
Transformation and dealing with change isn't easy. Resiliency is the key to thriving past changes in the world. Adam Markel and Dr. Paul Scheele, PhD, sit down for a discussion on change and how people deal with it. Paul talks about confronting pressure, the survivor personality and why perfection is a waste of energy. Listen, learn and gain inspiration from Paul and his insights on the power of the human heart.
Human trafficking is such a difficult topic and a very stressful one to handle. How does an advocate for human freedom build the personal resilience needed to get keep fighting for the cause? In this replay episode, listen to Adam Markel and his guest, Mitzi Perdue, for some resilience tips and stories. Mitzi is a speaker, science and health writer, environmental columnist, entrepreneur and staunch advocate of the fight against human trafficking. In 2019, Mitzi founded Win This Fight! Stop Human Trafficking, an organization dedicated to raising funds for the global fight against one of the most lucrative and impervious criminal establishments in the world. This conversation took some very interesting turns, and it’s one that you're going to absolutely love. Tune in and get enlightened to the many things that you may not be aware of.Show Notes:04:25: How Mitzi got started with human trafficking10:27: The three largest criminal enterprises in the world19:05: Mitzi’s attitude on age21:55: Mitzi’s rule on studying and taking a course24:14: Getting better at communicating to share her advocacy 28:56: The most important steps in prevention 34:22: What Mitzi knows about Jeffrey Epstein40:02: Resilience according to Mitzi44:09: Creating resilience and self-cultivation51:45: Understanding human relations and human motivation1:03:59: What money can do
We need to change how we farm to feed nutritious fresh food to communities. Adam Markel presents Eddy Badrina, CEO of Eden Green Technology. The company is a vertical farming technology dedicated to growing and harvesting large amounts of produce locally. Eddy is also the Co-founder of BuzzShift, a digital strategy agency for mid-sized brands and organizations. Join in the conversation to discover that turnkey greenhouse systems use less land, energy, and water than traditional farming. Yet the results are exponentially better, safer, and more environmental-friendly. When you participate in this initiative, you can get fresh greens in your kitchen every other day. So if you want to know more about getting nutritious, fresh food, tune in! Show Notes:00:05:42: A Memory Can Either Trigger Positive Or Negative Emotional State 00:13:59: Handwriting Your Autobiography00:21:47: I Love My Life Challenge00:35:28: Get In The Neutral For Best Decision-Making00:46:08: Eden Green Technology 00:58:44: Food Resiliency 
Fear of failure can hinder you from achieving great things in life. People that accept their mistakes and know how to practice the art of humility are bound to succeed and live better lives. This is one of the reasons why our guest believes humility is important. Stress physiologist and keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Heiss knows how to rewire our brains to work for us again. Traits like humility come from our brain and how we perceive things with our mindset. And our perspectives come from our ancestors, including the different human instincts. Listen to know how to fear less and make room for more amazing things! Show Notes:01:48 Introduction04:39 Failures07:20 Humility21:20 Trusting Your Instincts26:58 Pause34:09 Conclusion
Do you want to live life with gusto, meaning, and purpose? Learn the art of living. Host Adam Markel welcomes Aaron McHugh, a podcaster and author of the best-selling book Fire Your Boss: Discover Work You Love Without Quitting Your Job. He is also the Founder of Work Life Play and an Affiliate Advisor to McKinsey/Aberkyn. The art of living involves showing up wholeheartedly and pursuing an integrated life with no containers. Ground yourself in fierce reality, live an honest life, and be more acquainted with who you are and how you want to show up in the world. Join in the conversation and learn all about the art of living from Aaron.
What is “No Bullsh!t Leadership” and how is it different from the concept of leadership that’s being pushed today? Here to explain is Martin G. Moore. Martin is a leadership performance expert, author, and podcaster. His book, No Bullsh!t Leadership, is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, and his podcast of the same name has achieved almost 2 million downloads, with listeners in over 100 countries. In this episode, he breaks down his take on leadership with host Adam Markel. Martin also defines resilience in the modern workplace and shares his thoughts on key business buzzwords such as “The Great Resignation” and the future of work with AI. Listen in for an informative and enlightening conversation and find out the one question Martin asks himself to practice resilience and keep growing.
Adam Markel starts the new year strong with his latest book, Change Proof. In this episode, he provides a sneak peek at its contents, created as a result of extensive leader assessments of Fortune 50 companies and start-up organizations. Adam breaks down what it takes to take a leap of faith and live the life you truly want, more energized and inspired than ever. The book dives deep into the importance of regeneration and time off, the myths surrounding resiliency, the dangers of always outrunning everyone, and the best approaches in addressing burnout. Adam also invites everyone to take his free resilience assessment to determine where your mindset currently stands:  Show Notes:0:00 – Introduction3:42 – Stories about taking the leap of faith6:41 – Inaccurate concepts of resiliency9:56 – Learning from the future12:24 – Taking time off and bouncing forward16:37 – The Great Restoration20:02 - Free resilience assessment21:11 - Conclusion
Relationship expert and truth seeker Peter King is the host of Wired for Impact Podcast. His main mission in life is to define a universal relationship ideal that people aspire to achieve, requiring them to fulfill their maximum potential. He sits down with Adam Markel to share his work, primarily with men and boys, to help discover their purpose. Peter shares how masculine energy can be elevated by relating to the feminine, leaving a powerful legacy of love and impact. He also explains how proper communication deepens relationships and how men could stand up against a society that continues to demonize them.
Hale Dwoskin is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Sedona Method" and the founder of Sedona Training Associates. This organization teaches courses based on the emotional releasing techniques inspired by his mentor, Lester Levenson. In this episode, he joins Adam Markel to share the key to achieving happiness. Our true nature is only achieved through self-radiant awareness that illuminates our experiences. Tune in to learn how to access your inner light and become your true self while loving life. Show Notes: 00:00:00 – Introduction 00:06:24 – The origin Of The Sedona Method00:13:49 – The seeds of his fascination and commitment00:19:40 – The source of Misery and understanding awareness00:25:09 – Misconceptions in the Quest for Happiness00:29:28 – The Sedona Method, from a technique to a way of living00:33:08 – A set of tools to tap into our forgotten natural ability00:36:51 – Are you actually that? Or are you that which is aware of it?00:39:54 – Dealing with suffering, hurt, and loss00:44:24 – The awareness is the light that illuminates00:47:29 – You can choose to let go at any moment00:49:47 – There is no energy in the past00:51:15 – The resilience to stay with it and move forward00:54:56 – On Adam’s mission and dealing with doubt01:00:26 – Conclusion: Loving what is as it is
Nothing compares to a life lived being true to who you are. And Alan Cohen, M.A. has always lived from his heart rather than his head. This philosophy has transcended in all aspects of his life, paving him the path to becoming the author of 28* popular inspirational books and a contributing writer for the New York Times #1 bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul. For Alan, the more real he becomes, the happier and more successful he becomes. In this episode, he joins Adam Markel to take us into his life—finding his passion for writing and using it as a form of therapy. He also shares some of the realizations he’s had while creating his books, be that about life to love to spirituality. Join Alan and Adam in this conversation as they provide some interesting insights to ponder about, taking you deeper into your heart. Show Notes:·   05:30 – Writing As Therapy ·   09:46 – The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore ·   012:20 – Fear And Guilt ·   22:53 – A Spiritual Journey ·   36:02 – Rituals To Be Your Best Version
Leadership is not about your position or title. It's about who you are, how you live, and your ability to influence others to change things for the better. Adam Markel welcomes two legends from the rock and roll and business worlds, Steve Farber and John "Jay Jay" French, to talk about how they built their partnership, coming from different walks of life. Steve Farber is the founder and CEO of The Extreme Leadership Institute, an organization devoted to helping its clients develop award-winning cultures and achieve radical results. Ranked on Inc.'s listing of the Top 50 Leadership and Management Experts in the world, and #1 on Huffington Post's 12 Business Speakers to See. He is a bestselling author, popular keynote speaker, and a seasoned leadership coach and consultant who has worked with a vast array of public and private organizations in virtually every arena. Our second guest, John "Jay Jay" French, is a keynote & motivational speaker, an entrepreneur with several music industry businesses, and founding member/manager of the internationally-renown heavy metal band Twisted Sister. John is one of only a handful of people in the world of rock and roll who have succeeded on both the artistic side, being part of a world-class band, while simultaneously managing all aspects of their business and operations (some others include Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac and Steve Miller of The Steve Miller Band). This highly unique ability provides John with business insights that are virtually unmatched. Listen in on Adam's conversation with JJ and Steve about their formed partnership and the birth of their brand-new book, Twisted Business.
As the Chairman of the Board & CEO of WD-40 Company, it has not been easy for Garry Ridge to lead his team during the challenging pandemic. In such times of uncertainty, his eyes were opened that there is more to businesses than just earning a profit. He joins Adam Markel to discuss how they managed COVID-19 by embracing a resilient mindset and leveraging worries to achieve profound growth. Garry explains why business owners and managers must focus more on creating a culture of belongingness in their workspaces as everything remains stuck in virtual reality.Get the newest Conscious PIVOT Podcast episodes delivered directly to you – subscribe here. And, if you’re enjoying the podcast, please give us a 5-star rating on iTunes! For instructions click here.DOING THIS for 10 Seconds Can Change Your Life! Click here to watch Adam’s Inspiring TEDx Talk!
As we all know, change is the only constant thing in this world. Do you get anxious about the changes in your life, or are you embracing them? In this episode, Adam Markel officially announces the podcast’s move from The Conscious Pivot to Change Proof. What does it all mean to be change-proof? Tune in as Adam shares the advantages of adapting to change and utilizing it as a catalyst for long-term growth.
Business growth speaker and author David Meerman Scott kept every single ticket of the live shows he watched since he was a child. So far, he has collected 804 of them. David is credited to be the only person who was able to photograph Bob Marley's last concert in Stanley Theater, Pittsburg in 1980, with his works featured in various documentaries and publications. With marketing as his main passion, he learned how to apply his love for live shows to his professional life. Sitting down with Adam Markel, he reminisces on his most memorable concerts and their lessons that elevated David's marketing career.
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