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May 12, 2017

From Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event 2017: Your System For Success

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Day Two of Next-Level Leadership Live Event kicked off with our attendees ready to dive in, mastermind, and grow their leadership.

One of the day’s highlights was hearing from the Next-Level Mastermind Coaching clients. Mastermind Coaching group members joined Chris on stage and talked about what it’s actually like to be a part of this team and accountability group. The Mastermind team opened up about the huge impacts of Next-Level Life, StratPlan and Mastermind Coaching groups in their personal lives and businesses.

 

 

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But it wasn’t all business. Our Next-Level Mastermind clients shared the impact of the program on their lives:

“The leadership journey over the last few years through Next-Level Mastermind has helped me become the father and husband I want to be. One of my daughters is 3 and the other is 11…the 11 year old is a lot like me, and it’s amazing to see the person she can grow into now that I know how to be a better father.” 

Other members of the panel shared the impacts of Next-Level Mastermind on their marriage, kids, business, and personal growth. Chris responded, “We talk about a lot of stuff here you wouldn’t think about at a business conference don’t we…”

Attendee’s heads nodded all around the room.

Chris broke the silence with the truth that’s been front and center throughout the event,

“Because it’s not all about business, it’s about life change.”

The Next-Level Mastermind Coaching panel was powerful. Attendees took notes and began talking amongst themselves and their teams, submitting their applications to join a team to see the same results and drastic change in their lives and businesses.

You may be like so many leaders and entrepreneurs, even the ones at this event and…

  • You’ve hit a plateau in your leadership or business growth and don’t know how to get over it…
  • You know what the problems are in your business, but you’re not sure how to fix them.
  • You are not at peace with how much time you spend working versus time with your family or doing things you enjoy in life.
  • You haven’t established a reliable, consistent community of like-minded peers to bounce ideas off of and gain wisdom from… people who “get it” when it comes to leading and growing a business.

Freely access the wisdom of successful entrepreneurs and leaders to gain practical, experienced-based advice on how to grow your revenue without reinventing your entire business.

Gain access to:

  • Quarterly 1 1/2 Day In-Person Retreats
  • Exclusive Next-Level Mastermind Member Accountability Group calls
  • Video lessons on content developed from 20+ years of leading high-performing teams, and coaching leaders to become more confident and effective
  • Focused Self-Assessments to correspond with your Leadership Development Curriculum and video lessons
  • Unlimited Access to Chris’ Head Client Coach
  • Monthly Live Q&A Group Coaching Calls with Chris
  • Re-Assessments based on your growth track on the Leadership Development Curriculum
  • 25 DISC Personality Profiles
  • 25 Values Profiles Tests

…and many more details. Spots filled up at our Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event, but if you want more info click here:

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Your Next-Level Mastermind + Membership Site

The exclusive Next-Level Leader membership site is a leadership development course based on 20+ years of leading high-performing teams, and coaching leaders to become more confident and effective. The course content and timeline was designed for the busy leader with a lot on their plate.  

Every two months, you’ll receive a new in-depth leadership lesson, assessments, and coaching to accelerate your learning and implementation. It’s the perfect compliment to the overall Next-Level Mastermind program.

What you’ll learn:

How it works:

Get a Free 60-Minute Strategy Session on the Leadership Development Curriculum, and see if you’re eligible for Next-Level Mastermind. Click here: FREE 60-minute Strategy Session

 

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May 11, 2017

From Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event 2017: What you need to train high performers, and accomplish your highest priorities

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Leaders and entrepreneurs from around the country flew into Nashville, TN and helped us kick off The Next-Level Leadership LIVE Event with a BANG this morning.

On day one there was SO MUCH incredible content, I only wrote down some highlights on a couple of the lessons Chris taught. And wow, are they powerful. I was typing furiously to not miss any content, so forgive any typos.

Let’s do this…Here are some highlights from Day One:

“Any role will become a dead-end job when it no longer motivates the person in the role.”

How are you leading your team to success? 

Chris made it clear that this event was not about a leadership quick fix or a few tips that will last for a month, even a year. The content on day one was rooted in how to motivate and lead your team to success, and accomplish your highest priorities as a leader. Chris dug into the why, how-to, the in-depth information, and system to make it all happen.

HOW TO INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATE YOUR TEAM

Your employee’s Values matter. The Values Profile uncovers why people use their unique talents the way they do. Your Values are the intersection of what you are passionate about, and what motivates you. Why does this matter?

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Productivity directly increases or decreases by the amount each team member values what they do each day…

Yes, those are Stormtroopers in the Next-Level Leadership workbook.

With a Next-Level Leadership binder full of each leader’s plan to grow a stronger, more unified team moving in the same direction…we hit accountability.

Your job as a leader is to make your team successful, not the other way around. THAT’S your job.

WHAT’S ACCOUNTABILITY GO TO DO WITH IT?

Accountable (n): a state of being; especially: a willingness to accept responsibility, to account for one’s actions.

Accountability doesn’t restrain you, it creates freedom.

Lack of accountability in a business shows up as
  • Distractions in culture
  • The team believing lower standards are ok
  • Lack of productivity
  • Increased stress on leadership
  • Underlying tension between team members
  • Unresolved conflict

The Office of Personnel Management lists the realized results of having accountability in the workplace –

  • Improved performance
  • More employee participation and involvement
  • Increased feelings of competency
  • Increased employee commitment to the work
  • More creativity and innovation
  • Higher employee morale and satisfaction with the work

To have accountability in your organization, it has to start with you!

Successful leaders and entrepreneurs also have a system built around them for accountability to help them to see a clear path to success, make stronger decisions, solve complex problems, and get free to lead more effectively.

More coming on that success system tomorrow…

After registration, three full sessions on brand new content, VIP lunch and bonus sessions, Live Q&A, team breakout sessions to implement, and lots of coffee…we wrapped up with our Next-Level Leaders Gala. Here are some highlights:

Next-Level Leadership LIVE Q&A

Next-Level Leadership LIVE Q&A

How To Intrinsically Motivate Your Team

How To Intrinsically Motivate Your Team

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Next-Level Leaders Gala at SKYE, Downtown Sheraton Grand

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April 13, 2017

5 Ways To Lead Yourself Better

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Are you a leader at work, in your family, or in your social circles?

If you are, you may have learned that to lead others well, the person you must know the best is yourself.

John Maxwell calls it the Mirror Principle because if your self-perception is wrong or distorted, your efforts and decisions will be misguided.

Here are 5 ways to lead yourself better starting today.

1. Act On New Information Immediately

Top performers don’t wait! They act fast on new information they learn!

There’s a big difference between learning something and acting on it.

How many books have you read and not acted on anything, or only a little bit of the information?

Acting quickly on new information helps you retain it for the long-term, and builds competency and confidence.

2. A Vision For Your Life

Just as a leader needs to cast a vision to lead people to, you need to cast a vision for where to lead yourself.

Vision is where you are headed. It’s not a dream, it’s not a goal, it’s the destination you’re moving toward until you have a new destination.

When there’s the absence of a personal vision, your time gets filled with the priorities of others, lack of purpose, and feelings of discontentment.

Cast a vision for where you want to be in life, and what life looks like in every area. Then, set goals and actions to achieve it.

3. Community

God made us to be in community with one another.

The two key aspects of having community are: 1) having people around you to keep you from being isolated in your own thoughts, and 2) having a community of people who are sharing the same experience.

“You are the sum of the five people you hang out with the most.” ~ Jim Rohn

Surround yourself with a Network Of Challenging Minds, which is a group of like-minded individuals who are focused on pushing each other to grow themselves and others in the process in the same area.

4. Accountability

Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed. ~ Proverbs 15:22 (NIV)

Accountability is taking ownership of one’s situation or circumstances.

Many people look at being held accountable as something that will restrain them and limit their freedom…

I understand that mindset, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

YOU are the one in control of what you’re being held accountable for. If you don’t want to grow or be pushed for success in an area, don’t ask for accountability IN that area.

Great accountability helps you to see mistakes, trouble, and bad decisions before they happen.

When you ask an individual or a group to hold you accountable, you are telling your Root System that you are not going to allow The Lies to hold you back!

5. Grace

It’s something we all need, and it’s not something we give very freely.

Leading with grace requires a relationship with God, the ultimate grace giver.

When we recognize how much grace we’ve been given, it allows us to give it to others.

Grace gives you freedom to: 1) not try to be a perfect leader, 2) not need to know everything, and 3) be okay with failure.

Also, when you consider how you want to be treated in high-pressure situations, it allows you extend grace to others.

I encourage you to take action on these 5 ways to lead yourself better starting today!

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Question: What’s one way you lead yourself to a stronger life? 

 

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March 7, 2017

The Little Things That Create the Vast Gap Between First and Second Place

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“However your family turns out, whatever happens with your business, your organization, or your team…at the end of it all, whether you have produced a disaster or a masterpiece, it will have been created one small brushstroke at a time. So sweat the small stuff. Seriously.

Today I have on the show my good friend Andy Andrews. Andy is a bestselling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents. Andy is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers, including The Traveler’s Gift and The Noticer.

We dive into why people are so offended all of the time, the difference between the “the truth” and “what sounds true,” the little things that create the vast gap between first and second place, and challenging conventional wisdom.

Here’s what you’ll discover:

  • The cure for a society that has become constantly offended by something or someone
  • How to use the question “Why?” to multiply the success of any endeavor (and the exact moments at which you should ask it)
  • How to identify the smallest details that ensure the greatest success
  • I ask, “If you could go back in time, what would you tell a young Andy?”
  • How to gain ground in the huge wide world that is beyond you
  • How to know what you don’t know

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February 7, 2017

The Confident Leader FREE Video Series!

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Leaders NEVER have a lack of stuff on their plate…It’s easy to become stretched too thin, frustrated with communication, and overwhelmed by tasks.

I know how hard it can be to lead a team to success.

Learn how to build a stronger, more successful team. For FREE. Get access to our new Confident Leader Free Video Series on the 3 Core Strategies to Becoming a More Focused, Effective Leader.

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Here’s what I’ll cover in the video series:

  • Framework to proper delegation that actually works
  • Proven processes to get tasks off your plate as a leader
  • The answer to one of leadership’s greatest frustrations
  • How to communicate effectively with the Personality Styles on your team
  • How to make your team successful
  • How to stop tasks from “boomeranging” back to you as a leader
  • Formulas and strategies used by highly successful leaders to gain time and make money

Go here to register for the FREE Video Series!

See you on Video One!

 

 

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January 17, 2017

3 Lies Leaders Believe

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“Today we are talking about 3 lies leaders tell themselves daily…”

If you’re anything like me, these are things I’ve struggled with in the past…so many leaders get caught up in these lies. We’ll cover three of the biggest lies many leaders tell themselves, why, and what you can do about it TODAY in your leadership.

     1. “Leading people is like leading me”

Do you tend to hire people with personality styles that match up to you?

If you’re hiring just like you, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Each personality style brings incredible strengths to a team, and you’re missing out if everyone on your team is just like you!

On the other hand, if you have different personality styles on the team then I am going to guess that you may struggle with leading them according to their personality styles.

As a leader, it can be so frustrating to not understand why your team isn’t doing what you’re asking of them…or continually falling short in an area or role. If you find yourself in this place as a leader, stop and ask, “how am I leading them to success? Am I leading them based on their personality style? Is what I’m asking them going against their personality style?”

Asking the right questions is crucial, and I’ll dive into all the specifics of this lesson at the Next-Level Leadership Live Event.

Leading well, is leading your team in the way they receive information. If you need a crash course on Personality Styles, get the tools you need here.

If you want a successful team, you must lead them based on their personality style, not how you want to be led.

     2. “How I act and react, is how my team acts and reacts”

Many leaders believe everyone should respond to a situation the way they do. In leading, you must act and react in a way that is beneficial to them. Communication looks very different for high D’s than it does for high S’s. Your team needs to hear information in a way that will move them forward…sometimes for high D’s, it’s a two-by-four over the head.

You can’t just sit back and ask, “why are they not where I need them to be?” You have to be asking the question, “is this exactly the role they need to be in?” Put a plan together to make your team member successful, and they will get to where you need them to be.

     3. “How I hear and understand things as a leader, is how my team hears things.”

Years ago, I had an event coordinator working for me that was fantastic. Why? Because she thought the way I did. I just knew if I gave her information, she would make it happen. So I promoted her, and brought in another person to fill her role. I would say to my new hire, “hey, go do this thing.” She would leave and come back asking, “What exactly is it you wanted me to do?” She would go out again and then come back…”So, what did you want me to do?”

I could not understand why it was such a challenge. To figure out what was going on, I decided to go with this team member and see where the issue was happening.

I quickly found out, I was the problem.

I kept trying to lead her the same way as I did her predecessor. I kept assuming she would be able to do exactly as I was asking without giving any information…and that was my mistake. I went back and poured through her DISC profile, and saw everything I was doing to set her up for failure. I was expecting her to be the same, and not leading her in her strengths. She needed far more details. I also quickly figured out that her predecessor would always get it done, but with a trail of destruction in her wake. Highly detailed personalities need to be led in a completely different way.

The keys are understanding how each individual hears things, understands concepts, acts, reacts, and how they need to be led in their personality style. There are no hacks to this. You need to learn how to lead each person individually. It will make you a better leader.

To take this content a step further and apply it to your leadership and business everyday…learn the tools you need to lead your team confidently, scale your business the right way, and get out from under your daily tasks to become the strongest leader for you team, register for the Next-Level Leadership Live Event.

Here’s something you can do today, RIGHT now

Think about someone on your team that you’re struggling to lead…

  1. Sit down with their personality profile.
  2. Read through all the information and see if it leans in the direction of the role you have them in.
  3. See how they see leaders, projects, how they approach you.

And lastly…ask yourself, “what have I not led them well in?”

Resources:

Next-Level Leadership Live Event

If you need a crash course on Personality Styles, get the tools you need here.

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June 28, 2016

How to Grow a Mastermind, and 3 Steps to Have a Better Conversation

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Folks, if you’ve been listening to me for any length of time then you know the number one issue when it comes to business, family, and friendships is having a lack of high quality communication…to make sure you are winning in every aspect of our life, start by understanding your personality style and those around you.

We’re diving into the DISC personality profile today. Is DISC new to you? Skim the basics here.

Our first podcast listener asks:

What resources can I tap into to be a better communicator overall, and spot personality styles and how to communicate with them in the best way to get the best results quickly?

Here’s what you’ll discover in today’s Live Call-in Q&A:

  • How to spot personality styles
  • How to communicate effectively based on personality style
  • Macro and micro elements of the DISC Profile
  • How personality profiles affect workplace productivity
  • Pricing a Mastermind Group
  • Running a Mastermind Group

 

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March 29, 2016

5 Ways Jewish Wisdom Leads To Success

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Folks, on today’s show, we have a very special guest. I know so many of you know him. You have enjoyed listening to him on the show and all of the things that we’ve done in the past.

He’s had a phenomenal impact in my life. Rabbi Daniel Lapin who is the best-selling author of Thou Shall Prosper which again, has had a huge impact in my life and his great phenomenal new book, Business Secrets from the Bible.

In this episode, I ask Rabbi a few questions:

  • Obviously cutting debt and unnecessary expenses are vital as is wise investing, but are there really specific tips and tools that can help most of us increase our actual income?
  • Unlike health or family issues, most business and financial problems come from bad decisions. Can one learn to make better decisions? And if so, how?
  • Is team building essential to success?  Are there specific spiritual secrets to go from one person show to an organization?
  • You’re not Donald Trump, Warren Buffet or Bill Gates so what qualifies you to counsel people on how to increase their income and earning power?
  • Why do you so dislike the famous song from the musical, Fiddler on the Roof, “If I Was a Rich Man”?
  • Is it really more important to learn that the profession of business is moral than it is to learn, say, how to dress well, or how to read a balance sheet?
  • What is leadership, how important is it and can one learn it?
  • Why do you think it is necessary for a young person, early in his or her career even to think of the subject of retirement, let alone decide never to do so?
  • Aren’t people born either optimistic and cheerful or pessimistic and depressed?  Yet you say that we can all become optimists.  Why should we and how would we?
  • Is it true that we should all seek to work in areas that we really love?
  • You describe how one’s success is linked to how many people one knows….what if I am just not a people person?
  • How is money “generated” rather than simply redistributed?

QUESTION: In what areas have you used God’s principles in your business and life?

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November 21, 2013

You Are Good Enough [Video]

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We finished up the Q&A Series a couple weeks ago and today we’re starting a new video lesson series straight from your feedback on the reader survey! Thank you for the incredible questions, comments and ideas!

Do you ever struggle with the feeling that you just haven’t achieved enough or accomplished enough? It’s not a question of “Am I good enough?” it’s an absolute feeling of “I am not good enough.” Clear it out of your mind. The truth is, YOU ARE GOOD ENOUGH!

Take a few minutes and make three columns on a sheet of paper:

  • 1st column: Write down every person or situation that has made you feel like you aren’t good enough. This will help you gain perspective on where the feelings came from. We’re not making monsters or victims.
  • 2nd column: Write down everything you’ve achieved or accomplished in life. This is difficult. Take time to discover what these things are. We’re terrible at celebrating our victories.
  • 3rd column: Write down a list of people that you’ve possibly made feel like they aren’t good enough. We’ve all done it. Pick out a few people that you’re going to talk to this week and let them know that they are good enough.

“If you can never be satisfied with what you have achieved, you’ll never be satisfied with what you do achieve.” – Chris LoCurto Tweet

Today, come to a place of understanding that you are good enough! If you’d like to dig deeper into discovering your purpose in life and finding perspective in your past, check out the LifePlan page under Work With Me.

Question: How have you affirmed or encouraged people on your team?

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November 11, 2013

Is Base Camp Your Everest?

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We’ve all heard the phrase, “If you’re going to be something in life, you have to do something.”

In today’s tech savvy society, it’s easy to do a lot (or at least prepare) and not really do anything at all. There are many people who read every blog and business book on the planet, but never do anything with the information. All of the principles and lessons, case studies and opinions are easily consumed but never put into action.

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It’s like the guy that plans and trains to climb Mount Everest. He finally gets to base camp and goes, “Yep. I’m here!” “Aren’t you going to climb the mountain?” “Nope. It’s as far as I’m going to go. I’m just going to hang out here and watch everybody else climb the mountain.”

That’s a waste of time, energy, and your life. If you want to be something, don’t just prepare for it, don’t just study for it. Put those principles into practice. Do something! Here’s how:

  1. Formulate a plan of action. What is it that you’re going to do and how are you going to do it? If you want to read 17 books on leadership, how are you actually going to implement those leadership lessons? How will you measure if it’s working or you’re becoming more successful? Don’t just read the books and hope that someday you’ll become a leader.
  2. Implement the plan. Make sure that you’re following the plan as best as possible and tweaking where needed. Set reasonable action steps and don’t quit. Quit saying tomorrow and avoiding the difficult tasks.
  3. Get actual results. How is it working? What’s the accountability in the process? What do you need to change? What’s working well, what’s not working? Dig into it and discover whether or not your plan is effective. Are the 17 books making you a better leader? Would one-on-one coaching or a seminar be a better use of your time and resources?
  4. Re-evaluate the process. Go back to the drawing board and start all over again. Discover what it takes to get to the next level.

If you will follow these steps, you’ll make it considerably further than just base camp. You might just climb your Everest!

Question: Is there a book or resource that’s helped you get past base camp?

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August 7, 2013

“To Be Successful in Business…”

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Last week, I started a weekly Q&A video series where I’ll be answering your biggest questions on business, leadership, and life each Thursday. Today’s question came out of a conversation I had with Rory Vaden, author of Take the Stairs: 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. He asked me to finish this statement,

“To be successful in business…”

I responded with, “You have to understand that your business is what you do, not who you are.” This lesson comes up time and time again during my Business Coaching sessions and Strategic Planning events, and I wanted to share it with you. Watch the complete answer here, and check out CLo.TV to see last week’s Q&A series video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?=vTgbJ5LoUgk0

 Be sure to pick up a copy of Rory’s book and leave your feedback in the comments section of this page. As always, thanks for reading, commenting and sharing!

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Question: How do you find balance between work & life?

“Discipline creates freedom.” – Rory Vaden