Podcast Episode #51:
Overview of Episode #51 ---
- Why and how Business Owner Will Brooks, from The Brooks
Group, made a change to better manage his health and well-being.
- How choice and awareness can help you overcome false
negative beliefs that drive negative behaviors.
- How hiring good people and trusting them can help leaders
and business owners manage their stress and create a life and business they
Contact Will Brooks
Timing on Recording: @ 8:48 ---
Topic 1: Welcome; What three things do you do regularly for
your mind, your body, your spirit?
- The mind and
body is intertwined.
- Workout first
thing in the morning. “I tend to be restless and don't have the clarity of
thought that I really need in order to do what I do.”
- Have a healthy
- Have close
connections with people outside of work, meet new people, make new connections.
discipline around fitness.
- “I was sick
and tired of being sick and tired.”
happen gradually. It's gradual to get to where we got to, and it's gradual to
get to where we want to be, but by the same token, it's got to be dramatic
enough to make a difference/change.
- Be the
person you were raised to be. A lot of people talk about a spiritual moment or
a moment of clarity, or you just wake up one day and realize you need to do
something different, and do something different quick.
yourself out of your comfort zone.
- Don’t let
your business define who we are.
people who were very focused on building a business need to make sure they are
hiring good people and letting go of some of the decisions. Because inadvertently,
you can become held hostage by your own business.
others can be a very uncomfortable sensation, but can be immensely freeing and
Timing on Recording: @ 27:27 ---
Topic 2: How does fitness,
eating healthy, making connections that feel comfortable to you outside of
work, how does this help you manage your stress? How do you find time to do
- The concept
of choice and awareness.
- Focus on
awareness and taking a good, hard look at some of the false negative beliefs
that drive undesirable behavior.
- Many people are
driven by fears or insecurities and as a result, they're always pushing
themselves into areas that are unhealthy.
your day in a way that plays to your strengths.
yourself. “I know I am a morning person.”
- It's okay
for to live your life the way you want to live it, not according to how you
your day in a way that plays well for you.
- Life is
Timing on Recording: @ 31:02 ---
Topic 3: What helped you
become more aware and more able to make choices?
- It is about
the power of the mind and how we can shape our reality based on what we think
of most and what we do most.
- Idea of
outside for insight.
- Book – The Four Agreements.
Timing on Recording: @ 33:49 ---
Topic 4: Who has most
influenced you in your life?
- I always
look to people who have achieved something that I would like to achieve.
- People who
have very impressive businesses, that are not held hostage by them.
- You are the
average of the five people you spend time with most.
Timing on Recording: @ 35:05 ---
Topic 5: When you think of the word successful, who comes to mind?
- People who
have built businesses, that is impressive to me.
Timing on Recording: @ 35:27 ---
Topic 6: Getting to
Know Will Brooks.
guilty pleasure TV show(s): Historical accounts of wars, Civil War, World War
II; House of Cards.
- Advice you
would give your 25 year-old self: “Be more serious about your career.”
- One bit of
advice you want every leader or sales professional to take away from our
discussion about stress management and checking in daily or recalibrating daily:
Hire good people and trust them, step away from the idea of controlling
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