If you're the most interesting person in the room... you're in the wrong room.
1 Insight is a podcast for the lonely leaders out there. You know who you are.
I have coached some of the most successful and talented people on the planet - from billion dollar business owners to former Navy Seals. I wrote a book for coaches that has sold over 50,000 copies, by word of mouth. And I'm the founder of a community of extraordinary top performers, called 4PC. Ultra-successful people are the ones who call me. My clients include Olympic athletes, Presidential candidates, Hollywood film directors, Special Forces operatives and serial entrepreneurs.
I see what most people cannot see - and I dare to say what most people would not say. And each week on this podcast, I will be challenging the thinking of high performers - from leaders in the corporate world, to successful entrepreneurs, to military veterans to high level coaches.
1 INSIGHT... because a single insight can change everything
Episode 8: "What do you do?"
Today's a short episode where I'm going to tell you how to answer the question "What do you do?" We get it asked all the time and the answer should almost never be "I'm a Coach."
I'm going to tell you a story about one of my favorite writers about how to show up and be your unique self. And this entire episode is an introduction to the next season.
The people I coach in this season are members of Project Kairos, my community of high level leaders, former excecutives, former entrepreneurs who have come into coaching or are on their way into coaching. And members of 4PC, my community of high level leders who are up to something really big right now, they are on a big mission.
I let you be a fly on the wall as I coach these people week after week.
Enjoy today's episode where I tell you a story and how to answer the question "What do you do?" It's an overwhelming question and still to this day I get frozen sometimes when I get asked it. But there are very powerful ways to answer this question.
Episode 7: "Double your fees. Then double them again!"
Prior to becoming a coach, Kyle was a high flying executive who worked 80 hour weeks. Prior to becoming a coach, Aaron's career was focused on social justice. And to becoming a coach, Alex produced events that generated millions in revenue in the trade show field.
Today was an interesting conversation because the power in my entire neighborhood went out before I was able to wrap the episode! So, Kyle, Aaron, Alex and I jumped on a second call a whole week later.
By the end of these two conversations: I helped Alex identify his dream client; I helped Kyle start to dream about a mission so big that he could make a massive impact on the world; and I helped Aaron let go of being so serious and fear driven.
We thought we'd finished recording, when Kyle shared that after our first call, he'd doubled his rates. And - a little to his surprise - he'd kept getting yes'es! So, I gave him a secondary challenge, to double them again!!
Episode 6: "You selfish bastard..."
Rene had the courage to leave a 28 year successful corporate career, two years before her official retirement, to become a professional coach.
Dan has a background rehabilitating some of the most dangerous and violent criminal offenders in the world. He is now a professional coach, too.
Rene wanted permission to pursue her own path and Dan wanted to know why he was not doing what was most important to him. But a great coach doesn't have to answer the questions their clients ask.
Today, I tell stories and mess with their thinking. And in the silence you hear each of them have an insight which will ripple out into their future...
Episode 5: "It's meant to be hard"
Kacey worked for a decade as a professional opera singer and actor, on stages across the globe. She is now a high level executive coach, with clients at Google, at top TV networks and on Broadway.
Briony was a lawyer, living a big city life who appeared to have it all but on the inside she felt empty. She left it all to go on a journey of personal growth before setting up a coaching business to support high achievers - and those on their way.
In the first part of today's episode we take an inside look at a number of the secrets of extraordinary top performers. In particluar, "I have everything I ever wanted but I still feel empty..." and "I am acknowledged for all my successes but on the inside I feel lazy..."
In the second part of today's episode we talk about the fear that comes up when building a Word of Mouth business. Especially when we get online and we hear all the noise about how you're 'supposed' to build an online business and funnnels and lists, etc!
I share my own insight how my secret business plan for many years has been just 3 words...
Episode 4: "What if I fail?"
Tony served as a finance leader for a billion dollar corporation before building his own financial consulting business.
Sarah got her PhD in archaeology at the age of 27. Less than a year ago, she moved to Portugal, met the love of her life and launched a coaching business, which is now oversubscribed.
Monica became a manager in the corporate world at 28 years old. For more than 13 years, she was a leader in an Austrian bank, responsbile for sales of more than 10 million Euros a year.
Today, you'll hear just how human these 3 extraordinary top performers are. The brilliant researcher who forgets how brilliant she is. The finance wizard who was missing how to bring his genius to his own business. And the highly successful leader who was being held back by her fear of failure.
The insight for each of them comes as I remind them how powerful they are...
Episode 3: "The power of a man ban..."
Eric is the Chief of Staff to a VP at Google. He has helped grow their business past $100 billion. He wants to become a full time coach.
Angela just quit her 6-figure consulting business to become a full-time coach.
And Deborah was the COO for one of the largest local non-profits in the US. She became a full-time coach a couple of years ago.
In todays coaching experience, I help Eric get in touch with his heart. I put Angela on a 90 day ban of doing anything that's less than a 10 out of 10. And I help Deborah handle her fears about how to sustain the momentum in her business. Each of them has a powerful insight moment when they get very still. The sound of insight is often silence...
Episode 2: "I believe in You"
Manjeet has been a consultant to some of Britain's top retailers for over a decade.
Jordan has won awards in the advertising industry for her work.
Both of them have transitioned into coaching. And what I do in this conversation is wake them both up to how powerful they are. There's a powerful insight moment that comes in the last few minutes of this conversation when I say these words to them both, "I believe in you..."
Episode 1: "The power of the status quo"
Matt is a former VP at a major sports league who he has created mutli-million dollar deals. He left that all behind for his dream career as a coach. He wanted me to tell him how to value his time and believe in himself, in order to create coaching clients. But instead, I messed with his thinking. And he had an insight, in less than ten minutes, that will generate hundreds of thousands of dollars in future coaching fees...
Cathy is a former head of digital marketing for a big company in Canada. She had a 6-figure salary and a 14 year career in the corporate world. She is also a cancer survivor. Cathy is a giver. Most coaches are. But some succeed and others struggle. After the insight Cathy had, she won't be struggling any longer...