When do you decide it’s time to do what’s next in life? In this special edition—and final episode—of the podcast, we talk about what’s next with us.
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How you engage what’s next in life has a lot to do with how you answer this question: How do you define success? Different people give different answers, but the most important answer, for your life, is yours!
You’ve got dreams. You’ve got ideas. Lots of things you want to do. We’re doing a little spring cleaning by asking, “What are you saving for later?”
Every decision you make has assumptions behind it. Knowing how to identify and change your critical life assumptions positively affects your behavior and your decisions.
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? If you’re an introvert, this is your survival guide to living and working with and understanding extroverts. Yes, we are talking, but we are also listening!
Are you an introvert or an extrovert? If you’re an extrovert, this is your survival guide to living and working with and understanding introverts. This week, we discuss ways to have better interactions with introverts.
It’s undeniably good, but oh-so-hard to do—or even want to do. It’s self-discipline. In this week’s episode, we will discuss what discipline is and is not as well as give some basic thoughts about how to develop discipline as a skill.
Your ideas deserve a great audience. And your audience is asking five things of you. You won’t get your message across unless you provide answers to these five basic que
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It’s true. We are all vulnerable. But there is an art to being vulnerable with others. In this podcast episode, we talk about the art of vulnerability.
Do you know your StrengthFinder’s strengths? In this episode, we speak with John Warder about a new way to look at your strengths.
Whether in life or business, how you go deeper in conversation can be the difference between a satisfying relationship or one that is just tolerated. In this episode, we talk about how to move beyond small talk.
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When you’re confused and confounded, and unsure what to do, just do the next right thing. Start by joining us for this episode. We talk with Roger Thompson, author of the new book, Do the Next Right Thing.
The race to the top of the heap will never do. We talk about why being the best isn’t good enough on this edition of Reinventure Me.
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In our last episode, we talked about having great expectations of others. Now we turn the tables on ourselves. We talk about self-expectations in this episode of Reinventure Me.
Anything worth pursuing will involve others. And, when we do involve them, we form expectations—some of them not so great. This episode discusses how to have great expectations of others.
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Well, Father’s Day is coming up and we’ve got the busy guy’s guide to being a better dad. In this episode, we talk with best-selling author and fatherhood advocate Jay Payleitner.
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Is the best part of your life behind you? In this episode, we talk with someone who works with a lot of people who ask themselves that question: Wes Yoder.
Burning out? About to? No worries. This episode is your burnout recovery plan.
Gaining someone’s trust can be hard. Losing it is easy. Regaining it is seemingly impossible. In this episode, we talk about how to regain trust.
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Are you threatened by challenges or invigorated by them? Your answer may determine whether you have an abundance or a poverty mindset. In this episode, we talk about how to cultivate a mindset of abundance.
You’ve got drive. Things to do and people to see. Yet, is it possible to possess drive and contentment at the same time? We explore that in this episode.
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You have the power to choose your future. Yet, there are eight ways you surrender that power without even knowing it.
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Clear goals prompt action. But how do we create that goal clarity? This toolbox episode highlights three simple ways.
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Having partners in your business or to help advance your ideas is great… until it isn’t. Here’s what you need to know before you form a partnership.
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Do not fear fear. Put it to work instead. In this episode, we talk about how to make fear work in your favor.
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So you’ve had a bad day. Yuck. This episode is your survival and revival guide to a bad day.
It’s not sexy, but it’s important. If you want to effectively reach your target audience and avoid over- or under-sharing, you need to manage your LinkedIn settings. Here’s your guide.
Do you have a book in you? If so, then this podcast is for you. We’re talking to mega-author Jerry B. Jenkins about what it takes to be a writer.
The decisions you’re about to make for your future are flawed. Relax. We’ll tell you why and what you can do about it in this episode of Reinventure Me.
Are you putting off something you want to do? It happens—either when life gets busy or we let busy-ness become an excuse to stall. If you’re stuck stalling, this toolbox episode is for you.
Are you ready for change? Feel complacent, under-challenged, or maybe like you’ve put in your time already? If so, it may be time to disrupt yourself.
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Are you a person of many interests? You’re told to focus, to pick a lane, but you’d rather die first. Relax. This is your episode.
Are you distractible? A lot of knowledge workers are. In this toolbox episode, Leary shares three strategies to help you manage those pesky distractions and stay productive.
What do you do when you don’t do what you want to do? In this episode, Leary and Armin talk about how to start anything.
You always pay attention to what you say to yourself. What say you about you? If your self-talk could use some help, this is your survival guide.
Have you heard of LinkedIn’s Publisher feature? This nifty tool is often under-utilized. In this toolbox episode, Leary catches up with LinkedIn expert Viveka von Rosen for some quick tips on how to use Publisher to set ourselves apart from others. In this 11-minute episode, Viveka shares the benefits of using LinkedIn’s Publisher feature. Publisher: Makes your content searchable. Positions you as […]
Everyone suffers loss, whether it’s through the death of a loved one or the loss of an identity. And losses need to be grieved. In this episode, grief expert Dr. H. Norman Wright joins us to talk about what you need to know about grieving.
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You’ve thought about it. But it’s now the time to start your own business. In this episode, we talk about venturing out: what you need to know before you go.
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The new year is a time for cultivating new habits—how are yours shaping up so far? Today, Leary talks about a tool he’s found particularly helpful in reinforcing new habits in his own life: the Strides habit tracker app.
Few of us make it through life without some kind of deep wound. Handled right, though, that wound can be the gift the world needs. Join us as we talk about turning wounds into scars of strength and healing.
You’re part of a powerful story. How you tell it can make a huge difference in your next ventures. In this episode, we talk about the importance of understanding and sharing your own story.
Ever wonder if you’re getting the most out of LinkedIn’s communication tools? Today, we talk about some cool tools you can use to build your brand presence on LinkedIn. Think you know them all? Some of the tools might surprise you.
Feeling down? That’s not unusual, especially in the new year. In this episode, we talk about how to rebound from discouragement.
Happy New Year! In this 2015 wrap-up edition of the Reinventure Me podcast, we ask the question: “What’s your 2016 game plan?”
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It’s a new year—a season of new beginnings and resolutions. Unfortunately, only one out of four people who make resolutions succeeds in achieving them. What’s the secret? How do we stick to our resolutions? More importantly, how do we create habits that stick?
It’s Christmas. What can we learn from that first Christmas about our next great beginning? This is a special Christmas edition of the Reinventure Me podcast.
It’s everywhere around you… and likely within you. If you’re a leader, you’re even more susceptible to it. The “it”? Shame. In this episode, we’ll be talking about how shame affects leadership. Yours and theirs.
So, you’ve gotten in the door and pitched your idea or venture to someone, but they aren’t interested. How do you handle their objections? Your response makes a world of difference—for them, for you, and for your venture.
Busy. Busy. Busy. We can get so busy and so pressed by activity that, when we finally relax, we feel guilty. What’s up with that? We talk about this unhelpful phenomenon in today’s Reinventure Me podcast.
Are you feeling unqualified to do what God’s calling you to do? That may be a good thing. Dr. Michelle Watson shares why it was a good thing in her life in today’s episode.
Do you know how to build your credibility on LinkedIn? It’s no surprise that recommendations and endorsements are key. The trick is getting them. This toolbox episode offers quick tips to help you do just that.
As we gather this Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends to offer thanks to God for all the blessings we have received, we are pausing to also thank you for listening to Reinventure Me and for sharing it with your friends.
How do you turn two spare bedrooms into 122 acres? Bill and Stacy Spencer did just that. In today’s episode, Leary interviews the couple to find out what happened when they put to use what they had.
Do you step back and evaluate your ventures from time-to-time? If not, your ventures are suffering. Join us as we talk about why this exercise is important and one tool that can help.
What would you do if money were no object? Don’t answer that question. It’s stupid. Join us for this episode instead to find out why.
You can’t avoid it, so you might as well get better by it. In this episode, we throw around the F-word—failure—and talk about the five skills you can learn from it.
In this toolbox episode, we talk about how to “get in the door” so you can sell your idea to people who want it, but don’t know it yet.
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If you’ve got it inside you, imagine what might happen when you take the risk to put it out there. In this week’s episode, Leary and Armin talk with guest Molly Kate Kestner, a small-town girl who took a risk that went viral.
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In this toolbox episode, we talk about how to create a brand promise for yourself or for your business.
Stuff happens. It may seem that you’re always reacting to the squeaky wheels in your life. In this episode, we talk about how to rise above any circumstance.
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This toolbox episode offers three tips on how to use media to increase your credibility on LinkedIn.
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Accountability’s got a bad rap—understandably. It’s been misused. Accountability, done right, can be a powerful transformation strategy.
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This toolbox episode offers five tips on how to journal more consistently.
We all know them–sometimes all too well. Toxic people. They leave us feeling worse after being with them. Here’s how to handle toxic people.
You have an incredible power locked inside of you. It can literally soothe the fiercest anger and turn back those opposed to you. It’s the surprising power of empathy.
The dreaded social gathering. Whether a office party or a formal networking event, here’s some tips on how to work a room.
You feel like you’re in a cul-de-sac and need to make a big change. Here’s your mental game plan for rebuilding your future.
Do you like to play it safe? If it’s not broke, don’t fix it? Maybe the whole idea of taking risk scares you. Here’s how to take risks—safely.
There’s a career and different future you’d like to have, but your present demands keep you from getting there. Maybe it’s time to build a bridge to your future.
Dreams have a cost. And some of the biggest payers are those you love. Here’s what you can do about the sacrifice those you love are making for it.
There’s power in planning. But good planning doesn’t have to mean the death of spontaneity.
You’ve got an idea. A dream. A new venture. So make it better. Create a dream team for your idea.
You want to start, but can’t seem to? Maybe you need a better motivation. This Reinventure Me Clinic episode features a conversation with Joseph Riccomoni.
There’s tremendous power in being optimistic. And some pretty serious pitfalls too. We examine the light and dark forces of optimism.
Are you getting the encouragement you’d like to have at work? If not, maybe you can make the difference to create a culture of encouragement.
We all have boundaries, whether we know it or not. Rather than waiting for someone to cross a line with you, why not figure out what they are?
Who wouldn’t like the perfect mentor to help in a transition? The problem is, they don’t exist. This special Reinventure Me Clinic episode features a conversation with Dan Wobschall.
You meet someone. In an instant you’ve formed an impression about them. And them about you. What happens when their first impression of you is not what you want it to be?
Procrastination. It’s an ugly word we’re all too familiar with. No matter how much you are inflicted by it, you can beat procrastination.
Do you want to truly make an impact in the world? Mentor a millennial. There’s a lot of them and they are eager to learn from you.
Is it time to launch your writing career? According to one survey, the vast majority of Americans say they have a book within them. We talk with Dr. Dennis Hensley about the craft and career of writing.
Some of the greatest tests of our faith are in the very places we work. Your faith matters at work and in this episode, best-selling author of God is My CEO, Larry Julian discusses why.
Is it possible to inspire better leadership from our bosses? In this episode we look at some ways to gain influence to help them be better leaders.
We all love to have a great idea. But do great ideas just come to us or is there something we can do to create them?
We live in a culture that talks about legacy but in reality we live in a “legend” world. Dr. Chuck Stecker, Founder of A Chosen Generation, talks about living a life of legacy.
There are many ways to grow your emotional intelligence. This episode proposes four very practical ways to do so.
Are you smart? Emotionally smart? What is emotional intelligence and why is it important to get emotionally smarter?
You’ve really want to do something for a long, but can’t seem to do it. That’s persistent resistance. Here’s how you find the source of it.
We all like to be with others who leave us feeling better than when we first met them. Here are five simple ways you can leave others better than you found them.
We all love the approval of others. Sometimes our craving for approval can lead us to silly things, however; like not following our gifting or purpose. Here’s how to beat the need for approval.
We all hate when commitments aren’t kept. Especially when they’re the ones we break. Like anything though, we can get better at keeping commitments. Here’s how.
Envy. It’s that thing that makes you annoyed anytime you see someone doing the very thing you long to do. Turn that envy into inspiration. Here’s how.
Winning isn’t guaranteed. Failure is. The setbacks we experience have value for our next beginning, if we embrace them.
If we are going to create what matters most for our future, we need to take a deep look into the one thing we are largely oblivious to: the structure in which we work.
Creativity. Whether you think you have it or not, you are creative. And one of the keys to unlocking more margin in your life is to increase your creative power.
The strategy for your future could very well be influenced greatly by a person you have yet to meet. Reciprocal networking is vital to increase your strategic opportunities.
To truly accomplish more—and to release the best within you— you need to unleash the power of delegation. And you don’t need to be a leader of a business to do so.
Why does our fervor to keep New Year resolutions drop off so precipitously in such a short time? Maybe it’s because we don’t really understand how willpower works. Here’s what you need to know.
What do you do when you’re overloaded and you run out of margin? The impulse to off-load during those times may hinder your ability to develop true strategic margin.
The answers for your next beginning are most likely in found in the questions you ask another. But how do we get better at asking truly great questions.
A new year and you’re off to a great start. But there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to hold you back: shame. Left unchecked, it’ll keep you from your very best.
Influence. We all like to have it. But how can we be a person of deep influence? Leary and Armin, talk about that with T.J. Addington, author of the new book Deep Influence.
If you’re confused or bewildered on what to do with your life, it may be time to go on a personal planning retreat. Here’s one way you can get the most from your time away.
Expressing gratitude has many benefits. We all know that. But how do we create a lifestyle of gratitude, moving beyond just transactional displays of appreciation?
As we gather this Thanksgiving weekend with family and friends to offer thanks to God for all the blessings we have received, we are pausing to also thank you for listening to Reinventure Me and for sharing it with your friends.
Have you ever struggled with the idea of self-promotion? You know you need to put yourself out there, but you don’t want to be one of those guys. This episode will help you develop the art of healthy self promotion.
We all have something to sell. It may be a product, a service or even yourself. But how do we do it successfully and where do we start?
We all value getting better. But how do we know where to start and what progress we might be making? It may be time to have staff meetings with yourself.
How do you move from hating your life to truly loving it? When Amanda Carroll suddenly found herself alone with three young children, she had to learn how to trust God for her future by learning to love the life she lived, regardless of circumstances she didn’t choose.
Are you taking a break or just wasting time? In this episode, we discuss time wasters, why it matters and how to stop wasting time.
It’s one thing to get motivated to do something. But how do you create a motivated lifestyle—one of consistent day-to-day motivation? Four habits can help.
You can’t be alive without experiencing conflict. How you handle conflict can turn that next unpleasant encounter into an opportunity to gain influence. Leary and Armin talk about how to handle conflict and some of the ways it’s not gone so well for them.
What happens when one looks looks in the mirror and doesn’t see what he sees? In 1985 Patrick Morley did just that and found that success had made him sick. He joins us on this episode to tell us his story of discovery and recovery.
We run across them every day it seems: stupid ideas. But what’s the best way to tell someone their idea is stupid?
We might like to think we are lifelong learners. But how do we know if we’re are really learning as much as we could be? In this episode we discuss how to create a hunger for learning and how to develop a personal learning plan.
You may be ready to leave your job. Before you do, there are three decisions that can make a big difference.
If it’s been more than 5 years since you’ve looked for a new job—a lot has changed. We talk to recruiting expert Richard Yadon about the new search strategies you need to know.
What role does confidence play in a successful transition to your next venture? How do you keep from becoming too confident?
LinkedIn expert Viveka von Rosen shares her top advice about how to use that powerful social networking tool to supercharge your next transition.
Your next beginning deserves better feedback. In this episode we explore why feedback is important and how to get it.
The way you’re thinking about your next great beginning may be keeping you frozen in place—and you may not even know it.
How can you possibly start a new beginning while challenged to keep an old one going? We discuss five principles to pivot in place.
If you find yourself thinking you don’t know what you’re good at, or even what your interests might be, this episode will give you 10 ideas to ignite the discovery of your interests
Are you feeling pressure to nail down that ONE THING you’re supposed to be good at? Maybe you’re meant to follow the path of a horizontal master instead.
Leadership transition is inevitable. But how do you handle that transition well? In this episode Leary interviews special guest Pastor Roger Thompson, who made that transition in a remarkable way.
Whether you’ve tried journaling before or not, now is the best time to start. In this episode Leary and Armin explain why and offer a simple approach to get the most from journaling.
Can reading really help you find your next great beginning? It’s possible that it may just very well depend upon it.
You’ll likely have to push through a lot of obstacles to get to your next great beginning. That calls for perseverance—unless your being obstinate. How can you tell the difference?
The success of your next great beginning starts with the habits you create today. But how do you decide which ones to create?
What might happen if you could supercharge your productivity? This episode explores three strategies that may significantly change the way you pursue your next great beginning.
Everyone has a personal brand. Not everyone is aware of it—or cultivates it. Your next great beginning may depend on a good one.
Try moving on anything—whether toward a new career or your next project—and you’ll face resistance. It’s the one thing that can keep you from your next great beginning. Here are four things you need to know about resistance.
Every new beginning invites rejection. In fact, if you don’t experience it, you may be playing it too safe. Rejection and criticism sting, but they don’t have to halt your next great beginning.
Every great new beginning can benefit from effective networking. You can network like a pro, even if “networking is not your thing.”
Every important decision you’ll make ties to your mission statement. Your next great beginning shouldn’t start without one.
Vision. A powerful word that we all alike to think we have. But how do we cultivate a personal vision for our own life?
From time to time we all get stuck—unmotivated to get going in life. This episode explores how to get unstuck and how to help a friend get unstuck.
You’re next great beginning may take some time. A lot of time. How do you know if you’re stuck, or if all that time is incubating an even greater beginning?
A million things may conspire to keep you from your best day. Answering three simple questions first thing can help you start your day with greater focus.
Most of us get around to our dreams when we have time. That’s being opportunistic. But there’s a way to dream strategically and it starts with answering three simple questions.
We take a job to earn an income. And in exchange we also pay a price. In this episode of Reinventure Me, Leary and Armin examine three hidden fees our jobs extract from us.
Do you have what it takes to be a great apprentice? In this episode, Leary and Armin discuss what it takes to be a really great apprentice and how you can gain new mentors in your life.
Apprentices have been around a long time. But we often discard the habit of thinking like an apprentice after we’ve gained some footing in the workplace. It shouldn’t be that way, especially if you’re contemplating your next great beginning.
We’ve all been beginners. But in our haste to develop competency, do we give much thought to intentionally becoming better beginners? Whether we’re in a time of transition or now, there’s good reason to practice becoming better beginners.
What you do matters to God. Yet what you do is not entirely who you are; neither is it something we should ignore. Understanding your identity—your work and being—is a creative endeavor; one that requires continual discovery.
Are you comfortable with yourself as a “work in progress?” The way we view our capabilities—whether it’s fixed or malleable—can play a critical role in how well we unleash our next great beginning.
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? How did it affect you? Even good jobs might leave us in need of a little repair. We discuss five strategies to detoxify from your former employer.
Is your job driving you nuts? How do you know if that discontentment you’re feeling means it’s time to move on? And what strategies should you take to figure that out?
There’s one question you should never stop asking: “What do I want to be when I grow up?” In the debut episode of the Reinventure Me podcast, your show hosts Leary Gates and Armin Assadi talk about why we should never stop asking that question.