How to Become a Healthy and High-Performing Leader: Interview with Dr. Lauren Hodges

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In this episode of the podcast, Jeremy Couch interviews Dr. Lauren Hodges, a performance coach, researcher, and consultant who has a passion for helping leaders and teams perform at their highest level. In this interview, we discuss what it means to be a person who takes care of yourself on a physical, mental, and emotional level, and why doing so is essential to improving your performance and relationships.

Lauren is co-owner of Grasshopper Training, a performance company with a mission to develop leaders who want to do better and be better by blending education, experience, science, and intuition to create impactful experiences that further performance, relationship, and connection to self and others.

How Changing Your Habits Can Change Your Life

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In this episode of the podcast, Jeremy Couch talks about developing good habits and breaking bad ones. Based on his reading of the bestselling book, Atomic Habits by James Clear, Jeremy unpacks some of the key principles found in this book and explains how you can apply them to your life. He also talks about his own journey to change some key habits in his own life.

You can also read more about this book and find some additional resources at insightsforleading.com

 

Focus Less on Goals and More on Habits

I’ve always been a goal-setter, especially at the beginning of a new year. I love to make a list of lofty but achievable goals that inspire and motivate me.

The problem is, I never take the time to establish a system of daily, repeatable habits that will help me to actually achieve my goals. I simply hope the goals themselves will be enough motivation to cause me to take action every day. That never works.

So, when I stumbled upon Atomic Habits by James Clear, I was excited to get this book and dive in. And man am I glad that I did! This book is filled with so many great ideas, insights, and tips to help you develop good habits and eliminate bad ones.

Clear does a masterful job of explaining his four laws for creating a good habit:

1) Make it obvious

2) Make it attractive

3) Make it easy

4) Make it satisfying

And he also inverts each law to provide additional help in breaking a bad habit:

1) Make it invisible

2) Make it unattractive

3) Make it difficult

4) Make it unsatisfying

Here are a few nuggets that really stuck with me:

  • Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. Try to get 1% better everyday. At the end of a year, you’ll be 37 times better!
  • We don’t rise to the level of our goals; we fall to the level of our systems.
  • Habits are not a finish line to be crossed; they are a lifestyle to be lived.
  • Success is the product of daily habits–not once-in-a-lifetime transformations.
  • Your outcomes are a lagging measure of your habits. You get what you repeat.

I also recorded a recent plug for the book that you can watch here:

If you are looking for a resource that will help you develop a system for improving your habits, go get this book. I couldn’t put it down, and I didn’t want it to end.

I look forward to continuing to unpack the material and dive into James’ weekly writings. I encourage you to do the same!

Leaving a Six-Figure Career, Pursuing Passion, and Becoming Fully Alive: Interview with Troy Ismir

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Are you living your purpose and passion? Are you fully alive? Are you willing to take a risk to step out in faith and do what God is calling you to do?

My guest, Troy Ismir, asked himself these questions and in 2017, to took a leap of faith by leaving Florida and a six-figure career to pursue his passion of starting a fitness ministry in Colorado. Since then, he has impacted numerous lives through his classes, coaching, and online content.

If you want to get fired up and motivated about living your best life and becoming fully alive, then follow Troy. He will motivate and inspire you!

You can learn more about his ministry HERE and listen to his Spiritual Warriors Unite podcast HERE.

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Troy Ismir

Chad McLeod on Running for Political Office, Communicating During a Crisis, and Beating Cancer

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In this episode of the podcast, Jeremy Couch interviews Chad McLeod, co-founder and principal of McLeod Communications in Lakeland, FL. He is also the host of the PR & Politics Podcast. In addition, Chad is a candidate for the Lakeland City Commission this fall.

Chad talks about his political aspirations, how organizations can be better prepared to communicate when a crisis arises, his two-time battle with cancer, and how he was inspired to pursue his goals of completing the Ironman Triathlon and becoming an entrepreneur.

Connect with Chad online at www.chadmcleod.com