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As The Leader Grows with Ken Joslin

Author: Ken Joslin

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I truly believe everyone has something incredible to offer this world but we too often get in our own way. We let the noise of the world crush our confidence and rob us of focus. We let people and circumstances influence how we lead ourselves and lead others. The good news, you’re not alone and the change you desire is not out of reach. It’s just on the other side of your decision to GROW. A decision to GROW into the LEADER you’re meant to be.If you’re ready to build the confidence, gain the clarity, and create the community you have landed in the right spot and NOW is your time to GROW! LET'S GO...!
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What happens when a personal health journey collides with an entrepreneurial spirit? Amy Lacey, founder of the billion-dollar company behind the first ever cauliflower pizza crust, is the living answer to that question. As we talk with Amy, we unravel her compelling narrative of battling autoimmune diseases, her inspiring resilience, and the discovery of a game-changing recipe that not only transformed her life, but also those of many others.Amy's passion for using food as medicine and her unwavering belief in the versatility of cauliflower could leave even the most skeptical listener amazed. Through our conversation, you'll get a firsthand account of the viral success of her innovative product, and the journeys she undertook navigating the notoriously tough food industry. Amy also reveals her down-to-earth approach to success, which includes her 16-month reign as the number one product on Amazon and the recognition from a myriad of celebrities and athletes, yet she never let the spotlight distract from her core mission: to make her product accessible to those who needed it.But our chat with Amy isn't just about her business triumphs. She bravely shares her personal journey of healing from trauma, revealing how therapy, reconciliation, and personal growth have guided her to a new path and venture in natural supplements. Amy’s story serves as a powerful reminder that personal adversity can be channeled into creating something impactful, that one must be open to unexpected opportunities, and that staying true to your values is a key factor in finding your calling. So, buckle up for a riveting chat with Amy Lacey, an advocate for health, innovator, and businesswoman extraordinaire. This is one conversation you won't want to miss! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Master the art of self-care and watch how it drastically revolutionizes your ability to influence and inspire those around you." Believe it or not, self-care is not about self-indulgence; it's about showing up for yourself, so you can effectively show up for others. Today, I delve into my personal journey and the scripture references that have guided me to understand the power of personal development. Learn about my morning routine, my method of setting goals, expressing gratitude, and using affirmations to kick-start my day and how you can adapt these strategies in your life. "Consistency is a key player when it comes to making an impact on others." But how do we maintain it and why is it so crucial? In our discussion, we address these questions and peel back the layers on the role of accountability partners and how they can help us stay on track. To top it all off, I am extending an invitation to all of you to join our GSD Community Facebook page. It's a hub for valuable content, engaging live sessions, and a platform for you to connect with like-minded individuals. So, gear up for an empowering conversation that will guide you towards becoming the best version of yourself. Let's go out there and crush it! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
What if you had the power to transform your life, your fitness, and your entire future? What if you could become the best version of yourself? This is not a dream, but a promise - a promise of what you'll learn and achieve when you tune in to this stimulating conversation with our guests Erin and Sarit. Together, we navigate the journey of self-development and transformation, discussing how our shared mission to transform lives has evolved, and the newfound understanding that all women must take charge of their own lives and fitness in every possible way.Dive deeper into the importance of commitment in achieving life goals as we discuss revisiting and recommitting to our ambitions. We highlight the value of accurate information and resources that enable personal growth and progress. We share our personal journeys, reflecting on our own evolution over the year, and discuss what it truly means to be committed, particularly when the going gets tough. Our guests, Erin and Sarit Attwood, share their entrepreneurial journey and enlighten us on the importance of goal alignment with our mission.We conclude by discussing the power of a strong support system and mentorship in achieving your goals. Setting realistic goals, understanding the role of environment in shaping perspectives and outcomes, and the significance of self-acceptance is also covered. We underscore how personal growth has a direct impact on the strength of leadership and the importance of staying motivated and focused on your mission. So join us and embark on a journey of profound personal transformation. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Ever feel like you're stuck in a cycle of negative self-talk? Wonder if there's a way to rewire your thinking for a healthier, more aligned mindset? Join me as I recount my personal journey, revealing the transformative power of mirror work and affirmations. I'll share the powerful mantras I use daily, designed to lay down new neuron pathways and spark deep, lasting change. Let this episode be your roadmap to becoming the best version of yourself.Unearth the six common limiting beliefs that may be blocking your path to greatness - fear, insecurity, scarcity, comparison, shame, and success. Learn how to dismantle these mental barriers and replace them with an empowering, positive mindset. Listen to the inspiring tale of the "Create conference", now the number one faith-based entrepreneur conference in America, and how small daily decisions can lead to monumental successes. Lastly, don't miss out on joining our new GSD Community platform, where you can connect with like-minded individuals on similar journeys. We're excited to have you join us on this transformative journey! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
After an eventful houseboat sinking that took YouTube by storm, my good friend Jimmy Rex joins us, demonstrating his unwavering calmness amidst the chaos. This episode is a treasure trove of stories, laughter, and life lessons from Jimmy's life. We dive headfirst into his journey from a challenging childhood to his current fame. He shares how early experiences shaped him, teaching him to remain cool under pressure and to prioritize people over possessions. Reflecting on my own experiences, I share a heartfelt tale about teaching young men the nuances between toxic and healthy masculinity. This encounter not only underscores the power of maintaining composure even in high tensions but also reaffirms that every situation can lead to growth and positive outcomes. Our discussion takes a profound turn as Jimmy opens up about his transition from real estate to fostering deeper connections among men. Hear about his journey from high stakes property sales to creating safe spaces for men to connect and grow together. Rounding off our conversation, we delve into the importance of generosity and the value of establishing meaningful relationships. Jimmy shares his experiences of how his networking skills have paved the way for lifelong connections and opportunities. He emphasizes the power of giving without any expectations, a principle that can lead to transformative experiences. So plug in those earbuds, prepare to be inspired, and remember - every interaction carries the potential for something meaningful! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Imagine a moment in your life when everything seems to be crashing down, and just when you think you can't take anymore, life throws you another curveball. That's where I found myself after I experienced three significant traumas within a span of 90 days. I was lost in a sea of confusion and hurt, but I found my beacon of hope through forgiveness. Journey with me as I share how I survived these dark times, and take away some tips on how you can navigate your own path to healing and forgiveness.I also delve into the tricky yet essential topic of trauma and its impact on relationships. Learn from the heart-wrenching story of a partner's betrayal, and how I managed to forgive them and let go of that relationship. Hear about my continual journey of healing as I learned to control my central nervous system, and how I summoned the courage to leave a relationship, even before it was suggested. It’s a bumpy road, but I believe that by sharing our experiences, we can make it a little easier for each other. Join me on this deeply personal exploration of healing and forgiveness. It might just be the key you need to unlock your own journey towards hope and healing. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Prepare to be inspired as we sit down with Jesse Bradley - former professional soccer goalie, pastor, evangelist, and Fox News anchor. Jesse's journey from a soccer field to a news desk is not just intriguing, it's a testament to the power of transforming one's identity. He shares the struggles he faced in shifting from a prideful performance-based identity to a grace-based one, inspiring us with his stories of overcoming adversity and finding hope in the most desperate of situations.Jesse turned a decade-long recovery from a severe injury into an opportunity to nurture resilience and faith. He's used his experiences as a professional athlete to create moments that leave a lasting impact. Hear how he found purpose in pain and how you can too. Listen in as Jesse Bradley gives us a sneak preview of his new book, 'The Power of a Second Thought', a culmination of his 10-year journey through pain. This conversation will challenge your perspectives on hope, identity, and leadership, leaving you with a heart full of inspiration and a renewed sense of purpose. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Ever find yourself wrestling with pain and grief that seem overwhelming? And wondering if it's even possible to rise out of the ashes, stronger and wiser? This episode is a raw and unfiltered narrative, where I share my hardest battles - from the heart-wrenching loss of my twin boys to the turbulent waves of betrayal. Leaning into the profound wisdom of my mentor, Craig Groeschel, I reveal how our ability to endure pain shapes our influence and impact. I delve into the significance of acknowledging and processing your pain, and the liberating power of forgiveness. Hear about the essential role faith played during my darkest hours and how, with the help of family, friends, and healthy habits, one can find the strength to heal. This episode isn't just about my journey, though. It's also about how we can transform our past pain into stepping stones towards helping others find healing. Listen in as I share my personal affirmations and how they served as a bridge from suffering to healing. Join us as we uncover the power of forgiveness, the strength that comes with faith, and the resilience to rise from our struggles and losses. Don't miss this opportunity to discover how your trials can strengthen your faith and help you bring about healing in others. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Imagine leaving a lucrative six-figure job and moving to a new city in the midst of a recession, without a concrete plan. Our guest for today did just that. Darleen Santori, also known as Coach Dar, an extraordinary friend, hope dealer, and licensed therapist, shares her inspiring journey. A journey of faith, courage, and resilience that led her from treating traumatic brain injuries and stroke patients to establishing her own practice. Picture residing in a stunning Ralph Lauren Suite above a beautiful barn for four months. A decision that came out of pure faith and obedience. Darleen shares this astonishing chapter of her life in Tennessee, highlighting the unexpected treasures that trusting in God can bring. But her journey didn’t stop at faith alone. She faced her third stroke, alone, terrified, and in the hospital, but with resilience and strength found within herself and her faith, she bounced back.Bouncing back. That’s the center of Darleen's story. Her experience of overcoming adversity is beautifully encapsulated in her bestselling book, The Art of Bouncing Back. This episode takes a deep dive into her journey of resilience, faith, and the power of the human spirit. Whether it’s her work as a mental skills coach for the Phoenix Suns, her therapy practice, or her compelling story, Darleen continues to impact lives, reminding us to never give up, and that our level of impact and influence will always be equal to our ability to tolerate pain. This conversation serves as a potent reminder of the power of resilience, and the strength of the human spirit. Join us for this inspiring conversation, you don't want to miss it. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Can you imagine the power of taking one step forward, every single day? Let's embark on a journey together where we unlock the potential of action over illusion, drawing from the wisdom of Sharon Lecter, Ansel Adams, and Jim Rohn. Brace yourself to leap into motion, to plunge into the realm of entrepreneurship even when perfection seems unattainable. Your journey towards success starts with a single action, and as your companion on this journey, I, Ken Joslin, urge you to seize the day, operate from a place of focus, and aim towards your specific goals. My experience of being recognized in a restaurant in Alabama was a result of taking action, and your journey can yield similar results. The second part of our journey emphasizes the profound power of community. Let's delve into the motivating energy of like-minded individuals, drawing inspiration from my experiences within the GSD community. When we stand together, we hold each other accountable, fostering an environment of growth and motivation. Let's play a part in each other's success story. I extend to you an invitation to join our exciting free 10-day challenge. Success cannot escape you when you commit to doing the right things every single day. The power of action, coupled with the strength of community, can transform your entrepreneurial journey. Join me to discover how! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
What do you do when life punches you in the gut & knocks the wind out of you?Imagine having the chance to escape the chaos of life for a while, to enjoy a surprise trip to Las Vegas, and spend time with a community of people who understand and support you. This is exactly what I experienced at the EXP Con, a poignant reminder of the role like-minded individuals play in our lives. I delve into my personal stories about recent setbacks that I was able to overcome thanks to the support of my community. From a surprise trip to Las Vegas to a cross-country road trip, I share how my community was there for me during both the highs and lows of life.But what happens when you're brutally honest about your role in the setback? We explore how owning up to our mistakes, even when it's difficult, paves the way to resolution. I share a recent mistake and how grace played a critical role in dealing with it. We also talk about the value of core relationships, how they provide guidance and wisdom during tough times. Whether it's a heart-to-heart with a friend or addressing a football team at Grambling University, every encounter is a chance to learn and grow. Join us for an episode that promises a deep dive into navigating life's setbacks and the significant role of community in this journey. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
The fragility of life has been an ever-present reality in my life recently, especially with the passing of a dear friend, Jesse Lee Ward. Jesse's journey and her unwavering spirit, combined with the wisdom from Victor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning, has led me to reflect on the profound importance of purpose. What is it that makes your life worth living? What drives you to get up each morning? This episode is all about understanding and leaning into that purpose, with insights from our recent 21-day Extraordinary Habits Challenge.As I share my own journey, I focus on the transformative power of gratitude and connection. I believe it's essential to not just feel gratitude but to express it. This simple act can create a ripple effect in your life and the lives of those you appreciate. Imagine a life where gratitude isn't just a fleeting thought, but a daily practice. A life where you make a conscious effort to appreciate the people in your life and let them know it. This episode will guide you on how to do that, along with sharing practical tips like time-blocking, mirror work, and affirmations to help steer your life towards your goals. So, let's embark on this journey together - towards a purpose-driven life, filled with gratitude. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Get ready for a deep dive into the world of relationships with our special guest, Dr. Elizabeth Fedrick from Evolve Counseling. As a single relationship expert, she brings a unique perspective, helping us dissect the challenges faced by entrepreneurs who are crushing it in their professional lives but struggling with relationships. Prepare to uncover the deep-seated fears, programming, and the innate need for acceptance and belonging that shape our quest for love.In an illuminating exchange, Dr. Fedrick and I expose toxic behaviors that often lurk in relationships. We navigate the murky waters of gaslighting, manipulation, and bread-crumbing, sharing strategies to disarm situations and create a safe space for dialogue. Dr. Fedrick shares valuable insights into the art of expressing our needs, handling difficult conversations, and using 'I statements' without coming off critical or accusatory.Wrapping up our enlightening discourse, we delve into the pivotal role of healthy communication in relationships. Dr. Fedrick emphasizes the importance of protecting our partner's hearts and using appropriate language. Learn how implementing weekly check-ins and daily connection rituals can fortify your bond. As we conclude, we explore the journey of finding the right partner, setting healthy boundaries, and the role of self-awareness and emotional regulation in fostering a fulfilling relationship. Tune in to this insightful episode and revolutionize your perspective on relationships. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Welcome to our latest podcast episode where we unpack the transformative power of habits! In this episode, we dive into the concept of 'incremental, not monumental,' discussing how small, disciplined daily decisions can lead to an extraordinary life. Our conversation also touches on potent principles from the classic book "Think and Grow Rich," which highlight the roles of positive thinking, goal setting, and persistence in achieving success. Finally, we delve into the significance of morning routines and the often-overlooked importance of self-forgiveness in habit formation. If you're ready to make extraordinary habits a part of your day-to-day life, this episode is a must-listen! If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Listen up, friends, as we have an exceptional conversation with Greg Atkinson, the author of the transformative book, The Secret Power of Kindness. As a father, husband, and seasoned church leader, Greg's unique perspective on the importance of kindness, especially in leadership, is invaluable. We dig deep into the heart of significant leadership and how it intertwines with kindness, forgiveness, and the unlocking of your true potential.Ever pondered the power of forgiveness? Join us as we discuss its significance, not only towards others but also towards ourselves. Be inspired as Greg shares his personal journey towards self-forgiveness, the obstacles he overcame, and the liberation he experienced in letting go. We also touch on how our pursuit of purpose and meaning creates a path towards fulfillment, leading us to a deeper sense of significance in life. Moving forward, we take a closer look at the application of kindness in the workplace, as we navigate challenging scenarios. Hear Greg's personal account of choosing not to send an angry email, a decision that had a profound impact on his leadership journey. We delve into the notion of an 'unsend' button for texts and highlight the importance of taking a step back before reacting. Through Greg's powerful narratives and insights, we are all reminded of the extraordinary capacity of kindness and forgiveness, and how these principles can not only transform our lives but also the world around us. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Ever felt like you've lost your passion for work or wondered if you're living the life you were meant to? I found myself asking these hard questions, and guess what? You aren't alone. Introducing Andrew Anderson, real estate life transformation coach, who has seen it all. Andrew joins us to discuss his unique take on 'identity fraud' in business and how it's time to reclaim your life mission and rekindle your work passion.Andrew comes bearing transformative tools. With his rich background in NLP, neural plasticity, and overcoming addiction, he provides a fresh perspective on personal transformation. He assures us that this change isn't a grueling years-long process but a rejuvenating journey that takes just five hours spread over two days. It's about digging deep, finding the root cause of your challenges, and establishing new neural pathways. Intriguing, isn't it?But it's not just about business and personal transformation. Andrew takes us on an intimate voyage through his life experiences, sharing the profound revelation at Zion National Park that led to him penning a book. We bridge the gap between faith, mental health, and personal transformation, learning that we're not broken, and we have all the puzzle pieces we need for success. Join us in this enlightening dialogue with Andrew Anderson and discover the path to your best life. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Who said trust can't be quantified? Tune in as we sit down with Roy Reid, a top-tier authority on trust and executive communications, who unveils the transformative power of trust in leadership through his program, The Trust Transformation. Imagine a hospital that managed to significantly lower their numbers in hospital-based infections, not by a new drug or treatment method, but by simply fostering a high-trust culture. This isn't a hypothetical scenario, but a real-life example from one of Roy's clients, proving that trust can work wonders not just in a business context, but also when it comes to our health and wellbeing.Trust is the currency of our relationships at the workplace, and it's earned in droplets but lost in gallons. With Roy's expert guidance, we explore how to build and maintain trust in professional relationships. He enlightens us on how to navigate organizational challenges, create a trust contract, and establish genuine relationships. The tale of his daughter's bracelet serves as a potent reminder that every action, big or small, plays a part in the trust equation. The conversation with Roy Reid doesn't end there. He equips us with strategies for cultivating an ambiance of trust and understanding, unlocking the secret to effective communication with colleagues and employees. Trust isn't just a nice-to-have, it's a must-have, being integral to successful leadership and the key to influence. So, buckle up for a journey through the realm of trust with our guest, Roy Reid. And hey, don't forget to subscribe, leave a five-star review, and share a screenshot of the podcast on Instagram for a shout-out from us. This is one podcast episode you won't want to trust your instincts and miss!Here are links if you would like to learn more about Roy. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
What if I told you that the secret to personal and professional growth lies in relationships? Welcome, dedicated listeners, to a riveting exploration of the three spheres of relationships: community, circle, and corner. This episode offers insights into the importance of community, acquaintances, and that one trusted individual in our lives. Hear about my GSD community and unearth how it's nurturing people's business acumen.Delving into the value of mentors, peers, and mentees, we discuss how they can significantly influence our lives. Drawing from my personal relationship with Jeannie Mayo and Sally Bell, I hope to inspire you to consider who you are investing your time and wisdom in. In a world of sugar-coated truths, the need for individuals who have the courage to point out our blind spots is a recurring theme in this thought-provoking episode.Lastly, to all the budding entrepreneurs out there, we discuss the importance of character and integrity in your journey. I share an enlightening encounter with a young entrepreneur contemplating buying a McLaren, emphasizing the potential pitfalls of such a decision and the irreplaceable value of mentorship and guidance. Towards the end, we reveal some exciting news about the much-awaited Sundance Utah - a GSD elite mastermind event coming up in November. This episode is an enriching blend of lessons, insights, and announcements. So fasten your seat belts, and let's embark on this enlightening journey together. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
What if I told you that the first step toward growth and healing is self-awareness? That's right - after wrapping up the Create Conference in Dallas, Texas, I found myself reflecting on my own journey and the areas I could develop. I sat down with my good friends, Pastor Jeff Jenkins and business expert Vic Keller, and posed some introspective questions. Their honest feedback not only sparked my self-awareness but also put me on a path of personal growth.As we move forward, we'll be journeying to Sundance, Utah for the GSD Elite Mastermind event! This will be a chance for us to learn, grow and take our understanding to the next level. The conversations won’t stop there. We're taking everything we learn and moving to Atlanta for the next Create Conference. So, buckle up and join me on this exciting journey of self-discovery and improvement! You won't want to miss out on these transformative events and insightful conversations. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of inspiration, resilience, and wisdom as we navigate the journey of entrepreneur and coach, Shawn Meaike. From his humble beginnings in Connecticut and the lessons from his mother's journey in real estate, to his transformative experience as a social worker, Shawn unfolds his story with compelling anecdotes and insights. He unravels how these experiences shaped his perspective and served as stepping stones towards his entrepreneurial journey in various industries such as real estate, insurance, and waste management.Can you imagine the life lessons and wisdom you could glean from someone who shifted between twelve schools while growing up with a single mother? With Sean, we plunge into the depths of his personal trauma and how it significantly impacted his decision to become a social worker. Not one to shy away from the gritty reality, he shares how his past experiences have influenced his approach in business, especially in terms of decision-making and understanding the consequences that follow.In our final act, we journey with Shawn as he underscores the importance of understanding oneself and one's limitations. He emphasizes the significant role of surrounding oneself with good people and how it plays into building a successful business. With Sean's journey as our guide, we explore the power of mentorship, the importance of making life-altering decisions, and the increasing need to pass credit on to others. Tune in, get inspired, and gain a fresh perspective on life and business from Shawn's compelling narrative. If you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media and tag Ken Joslin.
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