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May 6, 2015

Curing Cancer, Alzheimer’s, and Losing Weight with Dr. Josh Axe

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We have special guest, Dr. Josh Axe on the show today.

This guy has authored 3 books…with another book in the works.

He’s been featured on Dr. Oz and has worked with elite Olympic athletes!

Get ready for some insane info…a pen and paper would be recommended.

Here’s a taste of what we talk about:

  • How sugar is more addictive than cocaine.
  • The number one cause of disease.
  • How to get rid of inflammation.
  • Why you should stay away from fruit juice.
  • The ideal amount of sugar you SHOULD get.
  • The basics of the ketogenic diet.
  • Is paleo the right diet for everyone.
  • How your body burns energy.
  • Burning body fat for weight loss.
  • Acidic vs. Alkaline
  • The common pitfalls of the paleo diet.
  • The truth about fat.

This is just a preview of all the good stuff Dr. Axe shares with us today.

If you’d like more info about Dr. Axe visit his website: http://draxe.com

He’s giving away an amazing eBook for free right now so check it out.

Also, you can check him out on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrJoshAxe

Or follow him over on twitter: https://twitter.com/drjoshaxe

 

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May 5, 2015

7 Enemies of Success

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So…how old are you?

Serious…what’s your age?

Well the average age a person lives here in the west is 79 years.
That’s it. Hmm…

Now take that average and subtract the number of years you’ve lived…how much you got now?

If you’re like me you’ve got about 34 years left. #realitycheck

This reality should change the way you work, deal with people, views of God, etc.

We gots to hustle!

You have to start looking at the things that keep you from being successful and eliminate them FAST!

Today’s show runs through 7 enemies of your success and I want this episode to jump start you on your road to accelerated greatness.

 

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April 30, 2015

How You Can Stop Procrastinating Right Now

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We all procrastinate in some way. It effects each of us in… “unique” ways.
The way I have been able to overcome procrastination is through a concious effort to fight it.
All day err’y day.
I want to shed some light on the reality of procrastination.
The day to day wood shed of fighting against it.
Here’s my journey with fighting procrastination…
Here’s what I want you to understand…
When you give in to procrastination you are sacrificing your long term pleasure/health/goal for short term pleasure/temporary satisfaction.
Now why would anyone do something like this?
There is a long list of reasons why people procrastinate including:
  • Fear
    • Fear of failure
    • Fear of what others think
    • Fear of being defined by failures
    • Fear of proving the negative voices in your life to be correct
    • Fear of being not good enough
    • Fear of pain
      • Most likely you associate that thing you are avoiding with pain instead of pleasure. It may be painful but…you know you should do it – that’s why you’re procrastinating. You naturally hate pain. We avoid it at all costs. Even to the extend of sacrificing our long term health for temporary pleasure.
  • Perfectionism
    • If I can’t to it perfectly, I shouldn’t do it
  • Guilt
    • I don’t deserve to be able to do this
    • I’ll be selfish if I take care of me
    • It’s my responsibility to put other first
  • Lack of motivation
    • What is this going to do for me?
    • How can this benefit me?
    • I don’t have enough information
    • I don’t know if I’ll get the return for the investment
There is another thing, busyness. When you find everything in the world to do, other than the important things that might actually change your life and get you to a happier and healthier place.

Check out the podcast today and let me know what you think God is calling you to do.

 

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April 22, 2015

How To Tell if a Leader is Lying with Vanessa Van Edwards

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Our guest today is Vanessa Van Edwards who is a published author and behavioral investigator.

She is a Huffington Post columnist and her courses and research has been featured on CNN, Forbes, Business Week and the Wall Street Journal. 

As a published Penguin author, Vanessa regularly speaks and appears in the media to talk about her research. 

And I loved having her on the show…we geeked out a bit on body language.

Here’s what we cover on the podcast:

  • What exactly a “behavioral investigator” is.

  • How Vanessa got into behavioral science.

  • The importance of understanding body language

  • How controlling your body language can make you the most memorable person in the room

  • The trends she see’s in leaders body language (and how to spot if they’re lying)
  • What sales people need to focus on with communication and body language

 

You’ll definitely want to check out Vanessa over at scienceofpeople.com.

You can also follow her at twitter: @vvanedwards

Bonus: She also have some killer courses on Udemy.com

Question: Are you aware of other people’s body language?

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April 16, 2015

How Your Decisions Hurt You

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First things first…if you are “thinking” about getting more info about LifePlan… we are almost completely booked. Do it right now.

Here’s how…

If you’re on your phone then TEXT: LIFEPLAN to 33444 to find out more about LifePlan.

But you are reading this right now… so just click the big blue button below.

Inquire About LifePlan

This episode of The Chris LoCurto Show focuses on your decisions and choices and how they could be hurting you.

Joel and I work through the idea that you can choose health…if you want.

But so often we choose just the opposite.
Why?
*cue Root System Rant*

Understanding your root system and boundaries is a BIG DEAL!

This is hard work – it’s not easy. Especially when it involves family.

Today’s show will help bring you clarity and equip you to start moving in the direction of health.

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April 14, 2015

KRA: The What, The Why, and The How of Key Results Area

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KRA: Key Results Area

Click Here to Download Sample KRAs

The episode is all about KRAs.

If you need help creating yours or your companies then this will help.

We cover what exactly KRAs are designed to do.

We talk about why they are important.

And how to go about getting company buy-in for Key Results Areas when you don’t have them in place.

This show is riddled with examples.

We want to give you all the tools and info you need to crush it in life and business.
That’s why we create these sample KRAs that will give you a great template for creating yours.
Click Here to Download Sample KRAs

Let us know if you need help!

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April 7, 2015

Inside StratPlan

Inside StratPlan

I’ve got a special episode of The Chris LoCurto Show!

If you’ve ever wondered what all goes on during a StratPlan –  this is the podcast for you.

It’s a little glimpse of what takes place when a company spends 3 days working on their business.  The mindset shift is powerful!

Kent Equipment was recently down for a StratPlan and I mic’d the room during lunch one day. I asked them questions about their StratPlan and I thought you would enjoy hearing their responses.

The results that Kent Equipment got from StratPlan have been incredible. They left with a crystal clear vision on how to reach the next level. They were pretty excited!

It was an honor to be a part of this event and I hope you can hear their stories and experiences and apply them to your organization.

If you are not sure how your company will get to the next level this year, schedule a call with Joel this week to get moving in the right direction.

StratPlan gets proven results. The track record speaks for itself. Visit the StratPlan page for more info.

 

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April 2, 2015

A Leadership Transition Plan

A Leadership Transition Plan

Transitioning a new leader into your team can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be.

On the show today I give strategies for successfully managing this process.

Check this one out if…

  • You’re bringing a new leader onto your team.
  • You’re wondering if you should bring in a new leader.
  • You’re trying to replace a leader who recently left.

 

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April 1, 2015

How To Make Better Decisions

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There’s over 20,000 google searches each month for phrases dealing with making decisions.

Here’s a few examples of searches:

  • How to make a decision
  • Decision making skills
  • Making good choices
  • Effective decision making

Obviously, people need some help with making decisions. Or making the “right” decision.  It feels like there’s a fear of making the wrong decision.

And the information that’s out there as resources for making decisions is boarder line insulting; “write your decision down on a piece of paper, think about each option…”.  Seriously?!

No one searches for “how do I make a wrong decision?”.

Here’s what I’ve found is usually the issue with people who struggle to make decisions or folks who worry about making the right decisions: Root System. (surprise, surprise)

Since you aren’t here for a LifePlan in person here’s what I would suggest you do:

Start here:  Understanding Your Root System

And then here: What’s Holding You Back?

These two episodes will give you a good foundation to understand the info in this podcast and how having perspective on your past and influencers will help you make better decision today.

Once you know how your root system influences your decision making you can move on to processing and analyzing your decisions in a healthy way.

This will become second nature and you will begin to trust yourself more.

But for this you need greater perspective.

How do you get greater perspective?  Through questions.

For questions to be answered in the greatest way you need other people.

Surround yourself with other people.

On one of  my old podcast episodes I interviewed Jim Collins and I asked him about decision making.

He said, “Companies or individuals aren’t great because of one decision but rather many good decisions over time.”

If you are like me you’re probably thinking, “well how do I make consistently good decisions?”.

Collins said, for that you need to , “trust the right people”.

Who exactly are the right people? Well it’s the folks who share your values. Hopefully it’s your team, your family, etc.

You should be sharing your core values with your team so you can have alignment.  Thats how this plays into decision making.

Here’s an example of the way I want this to work for you:

You are a leader of a team and you have a big decision to make. It’s one that could potentially “make” the quarter for you. Or break it!

You and the team are in the conference room.

You know your root system and how this will play into your decision making and leading this group.

You know your personality style and those of your team.

You know how they will think and process.

You have done a good job of sharing your values with your team, you know their values and what drives them.

This has created respect and trust for where you are leading them. They want the same thing you want.

You are now surrounded by “the right people” as Collins put it.

Now you begin to dive into gaining perspective through questions.

But…

In reality you are surrounded by people who make statement.

In fact, it’s your default to make statements.

The problem with statements is that they are usually based on limited perspective and shallow information. Rarely has your statement been researched in depth.

Go ahead and jump into todays podcast to learn how to start asking questions and learn to start making better decisions today.

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March 31, 2015

Are You Addicted to Busyness?

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According to a recent study, most people can’t be by themselves for longer than 15 minutes without getting bored. (cue Netflix) We are a society of people who must be busy.

We want to feel important.

So what is busyness?  “Lively but meaningless activity.”

Basically, it’s anything that you do that doesn’t support your goals and values.

Speaking of goals…how are yours going? Remember the stuff you wrote down a few months ago? Busyness is anything that keeps you from working on them.

Your daily activities – Do they support those goals?

Here are a few signs you may be addicted to busyness:

  • Constantly checking social media status updates, instagram pics, twitter feed, rince and repeat
  • Every free minute you have your phone out
  • You feel like you are always running but never accomplishing anything
  • Check your email 1000 times a day
  • Do you have time for the people around you?
  • Feel anxious and stressed
  • Get bored easy
  • Go from event to event
  • Watch Netflixs constantly

So what are you really avoiding when you try to stay busy?

We dive into that question today on the show. There’s a need for everyone to feel important, to stay busy because we equate “busyness” to self worth.

If you feel like you are on a hamster wheel and missing out on life give todays episode a listen and jump of the wheel!

Question: What is your biggest temptation with busyness?

 

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March 26, 2015

Forgiving Yourself and Living Under Grace

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Forgiving Yourself and Living Under Grace

Forgiving yourself is hard. I imagine that most of us have a hard time doing it.

Sometimes it’s just easier to accept the forgiveness of other people and never deal with our own emotions and feelings. It just doesn’t feel “right” to forgive ourself. [cue LifePlan]

On today’s show Keith joins us and talks about an inspiring movie he recently watched and how it embodied the kind of grace and forgiveness we all should strive for.

The movie is, Fat,Sick & Nearly Dead, by Joe Cross and I bet a few of you have seen it.
For those of you who haven’t, here’s a preview:

If you’ve seen the movie, what were your thoughts?

 

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March 25, 2015

Culture: How To Lead Change

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How do you lead change when the folks around you are tuff to lead or work with?
How do you influence company culture when the leadership doesn’t value it?
That’s the topic of The Chris LoCurto Show today.

If you are in a company where the culture is less than ideal…this resource is for you.

Today’s topic was a question by Nick, an AskChris caller.

Nick has a new leader that has a completely different personality style than the previous leader in that role. It sounds like it’s creating some conflict in the organization which includes some “culture shock”.

And it’s leading to some gossip among the staff.

How can Nick influence his new leader and help create a stronger culture? Give this episode a listen to find out.

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And…go to chrislocurto.com/askchris and leave any questions you have and we will do our best to answer them on the show.

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March 24, 2015

How Do You Handle Criticism?

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How Do You Handle Criticism?

Chances are there is a ton of criticism in your life. Todays show is especially on how to handle that criticism.

And I try some great coffee from Dillanos: Monserrate.

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Coffee from today’s show:
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March 17, 2015

How To Become A Leadership Coach

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Hi Folks!

I’ve got Keith on the show with me today and we are talking about how you can become a leadership coach.

Keith asks me all your questions about becoming a leadership or business coach.

I talk a little about my journey and steps that I think you can take if you are wanting to take your career in that direction.

If you are thinking about becoming a coach – this episode is for you!

 

Question: Are you trying to become a coach? Why?

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March 12, 2015

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March 11, 2015

Emotional Intelligence Explained

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Emotional Intelligence Explained

 

 

Welcome everybody – today we are talking about this idea of Emotional Intelligence, what it is and how it can help you, can you develop it.

You’ve probably heard the term “Emotional Intelligence” before.
But…do you know what the heck it really is?

I’ve talked a lot about emotional strength and becoming a more emotionally strong leader.
I’ve talked about people pleasing and the lies we believe, that we tell ourselves.
And today I wanted to show you how all that fits into this “emotional intelligence” framework that’s becoming popular.

So I want to ask you: Are you able to detect your feelings and emotions when they start to get carried away?
When they start to drift toward the deep end of the emotional bellcurve?
How about other peoples emotions? (Yikes!)

Are you able to differentiate and process through all those feelings and emotions so that they can actually give you a framework moving forward for your actions and thinking?

If you’re like most folks, this is a big fat NO!
In fact, your eyes may have glazed over while I said that.

Let me ask it in another way:
Do you allow people’s actions to effect the way you live?
Do the actions of others stress you out?
Are you able to make decisions easily?
Do you wake up depressed some times?
Do you feel stuck?

Well, these questions are basically interpretations of the definitions I saw of emotional intelligence and todays show tries to explain it and give you a guide for developing yours.

If you have a question about todays show, go over to http://chrislocurto.com/askchris and leave me a voice note. It just may end up on air!

 

 

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March 10, 2015

3 Decisions That Will Change Your Team Today

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Well…I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Apple Watch!

The Apple announcement was yesterday and it looked pretty cool!
(So did the gold MacBooks.)

But on todays show we are talking about 3 things that I believe are paramount in changing your team.

They will change the way your team sees you and will help them be more productive. #winwin

Discover what your team has to offer then set them loose.

This episode will help you do just that.

Question: Which one of the three are you going to focus on this week?

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March 5, 2015

How To Get Unstuck

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What are the things that keep you from being phenomenal?

What keeps you from being great?

If you think about it like a car, you’ve got a brake pedal and a gas pedal – is your foot on the gas or the brake?
Most people have an idea of what holds them back but for some reason they don’t think of it actually slowing down their life.

These “brake pedals” could be keeping you from doing great things.

So… here’s what I want you to do:
Get our a pen and paper. (I want this to be visual.)

Using the Wheel of Life as a guide,  I want you to ask yourself, “What’s slamming on the breaks?”. Do this in each area.

  • What are the things in the financial area that is holding you back?
  • What’s slamming on your breaks in the spiritual area of your life?
  • …Physical
    • Are you exercising?
    • Do you feel great?
  • …Intellectual
    • Do you not feel smart enough?
    • Do you not feel good enough?
  • …Family
    • Are they telling you you can
    • Are they controlling?
    • Are they abusive?
  • …Social
    • Do you have good people in your life?
    • Are you surrounded by negative people?
  • …Career
    • Are you following your dreams?
    • Do you even know what your dreams are?
    • Is it a bad leader?
    • Are you giving 100%?
    • Are you afraid to fail?

Then rate them from zero to 100.
For example: How much is a fear of failure holding me back in my career? ( 70%)

Be sure to run through each area, write down your answers, and then process through them.
Why are they holding you back? Why are they brake pedals?
And, most importantly, how am I going to get my foot off the brake and on the gas?

This should begin to identify those major road blocks in your life and how to manage them better. Once you know what’s stopping you from reaching the next level then you can begin to create a plan on how to get there.
This is a lot of work but you can do it!

If you are having trouble or just want this at a deeper level, (like 100x!!!) then look into LifePlan.
This is one of the many things that we cover in order to make sure your foot is on the gas pedal for your life.

Question: Is your foot on the brake or the gas?

 

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March 4, 2015

Do The Work – Start Your Business

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Do the work and build your business

Do you want to start a business? Are you currently trying to start a business?

If you are wanting to be an entrepreneur…fear will be whispering in your ear.

“I’m afraid of getting clients.”
“I’m afraid of getting started.”

The list of whispers is endless.

I hear this a lot from entrepreneurs that I work with.

They say things like:

“I’m not going to be prepared enough.”
“I don’t have all the answers.”
” I don’t know what to say.”

Instead of doing the hard work, most people just do busy work.

They work on their website. Or maybe they say, “I’m waiting on my business cards before I start.”. …sure you are.

It’s just excuses, all because of fear.

Being afraid of failure is like being afraid of school. Failure is the best teacher you could ever have.
As you fail, you learn. It’s ok to fail, just learn from it.

If you’re afraid to get business and get clients, fear is going to tell you everything it can to get you to not go after it. Then you’ll get stuck.

You need to RIGHT NOW, call fear out. CALL IT OUT NOW!!!

What are you afraid of?
Write it down.
Ask yourself, “Why am I afraid of this?”.
What can you do about it?

If it’s “I’m afraid I would be prepared.” well get prepared. Eliminate the excuse.

Failure can be a tool for those who are willing to use it.

This isn’t just about starting a business…it’s about life.

So stop putting off what you know you need to do. Make a plan. Do the research. Pick up the phone. Send the email. Make the pitch. Stay up late. Get up early. Work on the weekend.  Make up your mind that you will take action. Do what it takes.

The worst thing you can do is to shut yourself down with failure that doesn’t even exists.

You CAN do this. 

 

Question: Are you trying to start a business? What’s your biggest hangup?

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March 3, 2015

How To Develop A Company Vision

How To Develop A Company Vision

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You probably know that if your team doesn’t know where there are going…they lose interest.
They get bored.
Where there is no vision the people start to fall apart.

It’s your job as the leader to set that vision. If your not the one setting the vision then it’s your job to help communicate the vision to your team. ALL. THE. TIME.

It’s something we do in StratPlan and it’s something you should do too!

In this show you will learn:

  •  A quick way to communicate your companies vision
  • Why your team needs a vision
  • Is the dress black and blue or white and gold?
  • Why a company vision is vital when leading
  • How to Inject Passion into your team

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