Nov 21, 2023
Does this sound familiar? You've been told that to become a successful leader, all you need is to follow a set path and stick to it. But here's the painful truth - following that rigid path has left you feeling stagnant, unfulfilled, and lacking the growth you desire. It's time to break free from this ineffective action and discover the true power of being a leader and a student. Only then can you unlock your full potential and experience the continuous growth and success you've been longing for.
"A smart man learns from their mistakes, but a wise man learns from others." - Justin Kavanaugh
In this episode, you will be able to:
Unleash your personal growth potential by embracing change and continuously evolving over the years.
Become a truly effective leader by being a lifelong student, actively seeking out new knowledge and skills.
Discover the power of deep conversations and meaningful relationships in your personal and professional life.
Embrace discomfort as a catalyst for growth and transformation, unlocking new levels of success and fulfillment.
Cultivate meaningful connections that go beyond surface-level interactions, creating a network of support and opportunity.
My special guest is Justin Kavanaugh
Meet Justin Kavanaugh, a seasoned leader, coach, and speaker who has dedicated his life to personal growth and leadership development. With a background in sports performance and high-performance coaching, Justin knows the importance of constantly learning and evolving as a leader. He believes that the key to growth is being a lifelong student, always seeking new knowledge and experiences to enhance his leadership skills. Justin understands the power of surrounding himself with a diverse range of perspectives and being open to both leading and following. His ability to balance deep, honest candor with care has earned him the reputation of a trusted coach and mentor. Justin's commitment to going beyond the surface-level and building deep connections with others has led to repeat invitations to speak at events and the opportunity to make a lasting impact on the lives of entrepreneurs and leaders. If you're looking to level up your leadership skills and embrace continuous learning, Justin Kavanaugh is the guest you need to listen to.
The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:02 - Welcome Back Party!
00:02:41 - Creating an Environment for Growth
00:05:08 - Balancing Leadership and Learning
00:06:26 - Depth and Repeat Opportunities
00:08:51 - Embracing Uncomfortable Growth
00:12:45 - The Importance of Coaching
00:13:50 - Staying Grounded and Finding Mentors
00:16:26 - Reading the Room and Self-Awareness
00:18:28 - Levels of Success and Reality Check
00:19:52 - Connecting High Performance Traits
00:25:52 - The Flight or Freeze Response in Conflict
00:26:48 - Moving Targets and Making Decisions
00:28:15 - Shifting Focus During the Pandemic
00:29:11 - Handling Conflict and Building a Bigger Audience
00:32:23 - A Fortunate Pause and Thriving During the Pandemic
00:39:04 - The Power of Preparation
00:40:02 - Going Deeper
00:41:01 - Challenged to Grow
00:43:10 - Building Internal Leaders
00:46:08 - Embracing Challenges
00:51:41 - Importance of Persistence
00:51:58 - Building Brands and Websites
00:53:03 - Mentorship and Personal Branding
00:54:08 - Spotting Talent and Building Relationships
00:57:01 - Being Part of Someone's Success