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Something to Remember on Hard Days

Do you ever have hard days? Most likely you do since you’re human. Today I’m near the ocean and there’s just something soul-calming about that. That’s why I’d like to talk about how you respond to problems and challenges. I’m pulling from the perspective principle of faith that I outline in my book, Take the Stairs. That means if you […]

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Doing Business With Friends of Friends With David Burkus- Episode 240 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

David Burkus is a best-selling author, an award-winning podcaster, and associate professor of management at Oral Roberts University. His forthcoming book, FRIEND OF A FRIEND, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He is also the author of UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT […]

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What You Need To Know To Succeed As A Long-Term Leader

If you’ve followed me for a while, you may have heard me talk about a man named Spencer Hays. Spencer was the legendary majority shareholder of the Southwestern family of companies. When I was in college I worked for the Southwestern Advantage program. I made a lot of money and learned a lot of skills selling educational children’s reference materials […]

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The Right Way to Approach Big Dreams

You’ve heard people called big dreamers before. I’m one of them – I’ve always had big dreams. And maybe you have a personal and professional dream right now, too. Sadly though, many of us, including me, never reach some of those big dreams, or fall far short of them. About a decade ago, I had a realization about what worked […]

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Gender Roles and Rules in Leadership with Amanda Johns Vaden- Episode 239 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Amanda Johns Vaden is a Founding Partner at Southwestern Consulting ™, which is an international, multi-million dollar sales consulting organization, which focuses on creating systems to increase performance. Amanda and Southwestern Consulting work with companies such as Wells Fargo, Keller Williams, DIRECTV and AFLAC just to name a few. Amanda is a million dollar producer, Senior Consultant, Executive Coach and […]

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The Servant Selling Concepts

Around Southwestern Consulting, we’ve developed a term over the last several years that we often use called Servant Selling. Recently, one of our groups took the time to codify many of the things that we believe in and mean when we use the term Servant Selling. We call it our Servant Selling Concepts. Take a read… Servant Selling is not […]

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The Universal Limiter

A week ago, none of the trees were blooming. Nothing outside was green. All of it was barren and not growing. But that’s what happens, right? Every single year, in certain seasons things stop growing and sometimes they die. But then they start growing again. Chances are that you’re part of an organization or a company that desires growth. You’re […]

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Attention Pays with Neen James- Episode 238 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Neen James is the author of Folding Time™ and Attention Pays™. In 2017, she was named one of the top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, and Abbot Pharmaceuticals among others. Neen has boundless energy, is quick-witted and always offers powerful strategies for paying attention to what matters so you can […]

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The Misunderstood Truth About Confidence

There’s something surprising about confidence that I wanted to share with you. Believe it or not, but I struggled with confidence in my life in different ways. I didn’t really understand confidence, so because of that misunderstanding, there were times in my life when I was under-confident. There are other times when I might have had too much confidence, again […]

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Deep Work with Cal Newport – Episode 237 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Cal Newport is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University, who specializes in the theory of distributed algorithms. He previously earned his Ph.D. from MIT in 2009 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2004. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age as a professor, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world […]

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The Thought That Will Change Your Life

What does it really take to change your life? Sometimes people experience these encouraging moments where they’re really, really inspired. They say, “I see something that’s possible for my life that’s different than what I have now.” Those are such rare moments in our lives. “I know there’s something greater for me.” “I know there’s something wonderful waiting for me […]

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Faster Together and Team Productivity with Laura Stack – Episode 236 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Laura Stack is an award-winning keynote speaker and bestselling author of eight books. She is a noted expert in employee and team productivity. She is best known by her moniker, “The Productivity Pro®.” Her engaging personality, combined with over 25 years of experience helping organizations achieve RESULTS, have made her one of the most sought-after experts and keynote speakers in […]

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Are You Self-Reliant or Spiritually Reliant?

How do you reconcile self-reliance with spiritual reliance? This is something I haven’t always had clarity about in my life. It almost seems like a struggle to reconcile these two seemingly contradictory concepts. On the one hand, you hear a lot of people talk about self-reliance and the power of self-discipline. A big part of my core message is about […]

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Creating Healthy Workplace Culture with William Vanderbloemen – Episode 235 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

William Vanderbloemen has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search. Prior to his founding The Vanderbloemen Search Group, William studied executive […]

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How to Conquer Feeling Completely Overwhelmed

Pretend I’m lying on a couch. It’s because we’re doing a therapy session today. I’m going to play the role of therapist and patient. Guess what? Sometimes I feel completely overwhelmed. I do. Yes, I’m an expert who helps people multiply their time, take action and be productive. This year, though, was huge for my family and business. My wife […]

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Becoming the Expert in Your Space with Mark Deutschmann – Episode 234 of The Action Catalyst Podcast

Mark Deutschmann is a community builder who has worked with neighbors, city leaders and nonprofits for 30-plus years while helping shape development in Nashville and revitalizing the city’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Deutschmann started selling real estate in 1986 and founded Village Real Estate Services in 1996, which now employs more than 350 agents and staff. In 2003, he started Core […]

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What is branding and why does it matter?

Branding is becoming more and more of a mainstream term. You hear more about personal and company branding. As more and more businesses break into the digital space and use online media, there’s even more people getting into talking and thinking about branding. But what is a brand? What does branding mean? We’ve noticed that many people think about branding […]

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