The Mindfluence Revolution Podcast EP 21: The Stockdale Paradox

This episode of the Mindfluence Revolution digs into the Stockdale Paradox. Admiral Stockdale was in a Vietnam prison camp for eight years and was tortured over 20 times. When asked “Who didn’t make it out?” he replied: “Oh, that’s easy,” he said. “The optimists. They were the ones who said, ‘We’re going to be out by Christmas.’ And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they’d say, ‘We’re going to be out by Easter.’ And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died of a broken heart.”

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Today’s episode unpacks the Stockdale Paradox and how it relates to the leader, business owner, and entrepreneur.

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Norton and Bruce Hurley discuss:

  • What the Stockdale Paradox is
  • Business applications of the Stockdale Paradox
  • The danger of blind optimism
  • What the Law of Attraction is not
  • The role of hope and faith in business
  • How a realistic view can help you overcome
  • …and more!

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Resources Mentioned:

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t by Jim Collins

Mindfluence Revolution Podcast EP 20: Sam Horn Interview

Sam Horn, TEDx speaker and The Intrigue Expert, is a respected positioning/messaging strategist with a 20+ year track record of results with such clients as Cisco, Fortune 500 Forum, Intel, Capital One, NASA, YPO, Boeing, KPMG, Vistage, the U.S .Navy and Four Seasons Resorts.

As a presentation/pitch coach and media training expert, Sam has helped hundreds of clients prepare for high-stakes communications including one-of-a-kind TED talks, keynotes, fund-raising pitches, and investor decks that have scaled their influence and income.

She is the author of 6 books from major publishers translated into 17 languages, including her most recent Got Your Attention? How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone, and POP!

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Norton speaks with Sam Horn about:

  • The speed at which decisions are made – and the role that interest plays
  • The vital role that Intrigue plays in connecting with others
  • What “It’s not enough to be true, it needs to be new” means for today’s business leaders
  • Why “If you can’t repeat it, you didn’t get it”
  • Why you should throw away your elevator speech, and what to do instead
  • The power of storytelling – the empathy telescope
  • …and more!

Don’t forget to stick around after the interview for the Mindfluence Revolution Success Challenge of the Week!

You can connect with Sam Horn on her site:

http://samhorn.com/

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Mindfluence Revolution Podcast EP 19: Happiness

This episode of the Mindfluence Revolution dives right into a topic that is near and dear to all of us: Happiness. Are you as happy as you would like to be? There are many definitions of happiness, and the value that business owners, entrepreneurs, and leaders attribute to happiness cover a wide range.  Dr. Matthew Norton and Bruce Hurley take a deep look at the role of happiness in business in this must-listen episode!

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Today’s episode examines the essential role of Happiness in the leader, business owner, and entrepreneur’s interactions with others. 

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Norton and Bruce Hurley discuss:

  • The role of happiness in business
  • If business owners should focus on happiness
  • Synthetic happiness vs natural happiness
  • What happiness is not
  • The danger of the phrase “I’ll be happy when…”
  • The role happiness plays in success
  • Does optimism lead to greater happiness?
  • …and more!

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Mindfluence Revolution Podcast EP 18: Brandon Allen Interview

Brandon Allen is a leadership and strategic planning coach and consultant with the Business Blueprint. After more than a decade of experience in corporate America he has refined his uncanny knack for seeing other business owner’s vision and putting that into an actionable plan for success.

Brandon Allen has helped entrepreneurs become New York Times best sellers, get on the Inc. 500 list as well as other accomplishments.

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Norton speaks with Brandon Allen about:

  • What inspired Brandon to make the shift from the corporate world to entrepreneurship
  • Overcoming the Resistance
  • What Total Experience Design is and why it matters
  • How to create experiences for the customer from the “inside out”
  • The metric that is 5x more important than new customer acquisition, new products and services, or optimized pricing
  • How everything you do contributes to an experience
  • The crucial importance of defining vision at the formation of a business (and why you need to be open to iteration in the process of growing your business)
  • The importance of consistency and clarity in the leaders’ daily activities
  • …and more!

Don’t forget to stick around after the interview for the Mindfluence Revolution Success Challenge of the Week!

You can connect with Brandon Allen on his site:

New Work Revolution

The New Work Revolution Podcast

Mentioned in the Show:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

The Total Experience Design by Brandon Allen

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Mindfluence Revolution Podcast EP 17: Adaptability

Adaptability is a remarkably valuable trait in business leadership, yet it is often misunderstood. Change is constant, and how the entrepreneur views change will dramatically impact the results of their efforts. Adaptability gives you the freedom to create your reality and discover your own greatness without the burden of having to know exactly what the final outcome looks like.

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Today’s episode examines the essential role of Adaptability in the leader, business owner, and entrepreneur’s interactions with others. 

In this episode, Dr. Matthew Norton and Bruce Hurley discuss:

  • The role of adaptability in business
  • What to do when life does not go as you expect
  • The dangers of inflexibility
  • The two key situations that require adaptability
  • The value of optimism in adaptability
  • A powerful mindset that can turn any change into a positive outcome
  • …and more!

Don’t forget to stick around for the Mindfluence Revolution Success Challenge of the Week.

Did you enjoy the show? Let us know in the comments section below and share with others who might enjoy as well!