Become The Leader Others Want To Follow [Podcast]


In season 2 episode 8 of the Life Organized Podcast I discuss “Become the leader others want to follow”.

It’s not about being someone you’re not, it knowing who you are as a person and embracing thirteen characteristics of great leaders.


Show Notes:

Change is inedible; growth is optional – John C Maxwell
1. Embrace Change
2. Be Teachable
3. Set your life on a growth track
1. Read two books and one audiobook at the same time
2. *Side Note* Try Success Magazine
4. Humility
5. Servant Leadership
6. Character and Integrity
1. The Book: “Who You Are When No one is looking”
7. Be a good listener
8. Admit your mistakes
9. Be Vulnerable and transparent
10. Delegate Authority
11. Don’t be the smartest person in the room
12. Engage in Collaboration
13. Trust People

Question: What would you add to the list? 

[New Blog & Podcast] RHYTHM & FLOW

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Rhythm: “an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs.”

Having a RHYTHM to our life is a wonderful to way to maintain practical, simple, living and keep our life organized. Our RHYTHM is the reoccurring appointments on our calendar and the regular routines we follow every day.

Yet, there are times when our RHYTHM is interrupted by life.

Life is not static. It’s always moving, changing and shifting interrupting our scheduled RHYTHM.

It’s in these moments we learn to pivot from the structure RHYTHM to the pliable state of FLOW.

FLOW: “being abundantly present.”

FLOW is our ability to bend, move and maintain focus and clarity on what’s most important when our life rhythm is disrupted.

It’s ok to let things go and take a break from our RHYTHM when life piles on the unexpected.

The reason our stress level goes up is that we still feel we need to cram in our RHYTHM on top of the unexpected interruptions which instantly kills our ability to enter into a FLOW.

Most days our lives clip along to the RYTHM we have scheduled with little or no interruptions.

This past week I was unable to write or record new podcasts due to life interruptions even though I had scheduled appointments for writing and recording on my calendar. I needed to FLOW with what life had for me instead of trying to make my planned RHYTHM fit.

I could have become stressed out and tried to get everything done. I know If I had attempted to get it all done it would have been because of the false expectations placed on myself not because I had to.

I desire to be consistent for my tribe of listeners, but I also understand that all of you are very understanding when I let all of you know that I am going to miss a week (which rarely happens).

Like the stream of a river, I maintained a relaxed state of FLOW and made the most of my experience looking for ways to be abundantly present focusing my attention on who was in front of me rather than having my thoughts somewhere else trying to figure out how to ensure my RHYTHM schedule was maintained.

  • RHYTHM helps us maintain structure in our lives.
  • FLOW helps us focus on the important things regardless of our structure.
  • RYTHM helps us stay on top of everyday tasks/chores.
  • FLOW reminds us to let go of RHYTHM when the unexpected shows up.
  • RHYTHM sets the pace of our day like the rising and setting of the sun.
  • FLOW gives us permission to ignore our daily pace to focus on the present moment.
  • RHYTHM are the daily steps we take towards our goals.
  • FLOW reminds us that our goals will be there tomorrow.

Podcast Show Notes

No notes this week!

[New Podcast] Episode #22 “The SMART way to set goals and achieve them”

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In this episode  #21 of the Life Organized Podcast, I talk about the “SMART” way to set goals and achieve them. 
I discuss:
The five principles I learned from Michael Hyatt about goal setting:
  1. Keep them few in number 
  2. Make the S.M.A.R.T
  3. Write them down
  4. Review them frequently
  5. Share them selectively 
  • How to set S.M.A.R.T goals
  • Are your goals S.M.A.R.T. = Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time Bound? 
Books I recommend: 
Resources / Conferences I mention: 
Question: Have you ever set S.M.A.R.T goals? Leave me a comment below! 

“Productivity Gear I Can’t Live Without” [New Podcast]

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f you were stranded on a deserted island what three things would you bring?

We’ve all been ask a similar question like this one.
I don’t know what three things I would want if I was stranded on a deserted island but I do know the productivity gear I can’t live without.
Below is a list of what I talked about in todays show:
Show Notes: 
Click To Purchase: 
This is the #1 book I credit to operating at the level of productive and efficiecy that I do. I  have read Getting Things Done at least twenty times and learn more about GTD every time.
Question: What productivity get can you not live without? Leave me a comment below! 

“Finding Freedom From Your Phone” [New Podcast]

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Our gadgets get in the way of what’s most important, at the same time I know it’s difficult to unplug, detach and be present in the moment.
In Episode #20 of the Life Organized Podcast, I talk about ways to ‘Finding Freedom From Your Phone”.
Enjoy today’s episode and Happy Fourth of July!
Show Notes
Ideas to “Find Freedom From Your Phone”: 
  • Version Data Settings
  • Shut the darn thing off
  • The iPhone Eater ( Just a box with a hole in it )
  • Create a down time schedule
 Apps I mentioned: 
Moment App
Moment is an iOS app that automatically tracks how much you use your iPhone and iPad each day. If you’re using your phone too much, you can set daily limits on yourself and be notified when you go over. You can even force yourself off your device when you’re over your limit.
Calm App
Relax with Calm, a simple mindfulness meditation app that brings clarity and peace of mind into your life.




Questions: What do you do to “Find Freedom From Your Phone?” Leave me a comment below!