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active CEO Podcast #121 PIONEER Life Is An Experiment

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PIONEER Life Is An Experiment

PIONEER Life Is An Experiment

PIONEER Life Is An Experiment. Foster innovation and creativity through creating a learning environment where mistakes and failures are considered experiments and opportunities to grow and evolve.

Pioneer, is a person who is among the first to explore, settle a new country or area, or discover something new.

When you watch a child learning to crawl, taste something new, pull something over, or fall over when trying to stand up, they are experimenting. They quickly learn if something is not working, it is part of their social and emotional development.

It is no different for adults as our brain has neuroplasticity, which allows it to continue to grow and evolve when it is stimulated with new experiences. So why do we stop playing, innovating and creating? Is it because we are too afraid of what people will think if we make a mistake, be wrong or fail?

When we experiment we learn and it leads to better knowledge. Every person has to conduct their own experiments, so step out of your comfort zone and experiment a little.

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.” RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Thomas Edison is thought to have experimented over 10,000 times before he invented the light bulb.  The more experiments he made, the close he came to a solution. 

Many of us spend our days as if we are going to live forever. We dream about things we never do. We think about things we never say. We sit and hope and expect things to fall into our lap but guess what? They never do.

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” OSCAR WILDE

Want To Learn More?

Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

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Resources Mentioned in this show:

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Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
active CEO Coaching
active CEO Podcast
Corporate Programs
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Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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active CEO Podcast #120 Ron Coury Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur

active CEO Podcast Ron Coury Tenacity Craig Johns

On this episode of the active CEO Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Ron Coury, a Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur, about navigating the Las Vegas business and political world, being an approachable leader who greets clients by their first name, becoming a niche finder, and rising above corruption, bribery and death threats.

We also delve into why John Wayne and his dad were his greatest influences, Creating a learning tool with Andre Agassi Square Panda, human connection as the most effective marketing asset, and overcoming cancer.

Ron Coury – Tenacious Las Vegas Entrepreneur

Ron Coury is a tenacious Las Vegas serial entrepreneur, US Marine and business visionary, who has enjoyed riding the rollercoaster of business and life. He is a cancer survivor, wonderful storyteller and tenacious grandparent of five grandchildren.

Ron is the author of the recently released book Tenacity and began his career in the US Marine Corps before becoming a casino dealer, entrepreneur, realtor and board member across Las Vegas and California. His life has been action-packed from the days of growing up in Brooklyn to coping with a barrage of constraints including political and police corruption, bribery, coercion and even death threats. 

Ron talks about:

  • Shining shoes for 10 cents a shine at a Brooklyn subway, before joining the US Marine Corp.
  • Owning a tavern like Cheers, the Tropicana hotel, on Las Vegas strip.
  • The secrets to being a successful casino dealer.
  • Making people feel like they were at their home away from home.
  • Falsely framed by a City councilman with an commercial agenda.
  • Sometimes even fighting City Hall is necessary.
  • Overcoming oesophageal cancer at age 53.
  • Raising the stakes with a limousine company and facing bullet holes.
  • Tenacious approach will allow you to more often prevail when challenges come your way.
  • What kind of job am I doing as an owner?
  • When things get difficult brainstorm and have discussions.
  • Building a reputation in Las Vegas for being a loyal, honest and reliable person.
  • Making a point to be home for dinner with the family every night.
  • Motivate and inspire people through his story in Tenacity.
  • Michael Madson (Reservoir Dogs and Donny Brasco) being the voice over of his audio book.
  • How can you leave something better than you found it every day.

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Ron Coury www.roncouryauthor.com
Ron Coury LinkedIn
Ron Coury Facebook 
Ron Coury Twitter
Ron Coury Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

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#116 – David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action Link
#115 – PERFORMANCE Productivity Starts With Happiness Link
#114 – Paul Dunn (B1G1) Moments That Change Lives Link
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#111 – PURPOSE Create A Ripple Effect Link
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active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PASSION Influence From The Heart

active CEO Podcast #119 PASSION Influence From The Heart

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PASSION Influence From The Heart

PASSION Influence From The Heart

Be the calming influence and emotional epicenter for the people you work with. When it comes from your heart you are genuinely authentic in the way you lead.

Influence from the heart means you show the way with a shared vision, encourage involvement and action and reach deep into the hearts and souls of your Team members.

You share warmth and interest in their wellbeing, help people who face a challenge, keep your commitments, and take the time, epspecially when you don’t have it, to listen.

Treat others time as though it is yours. Serve others interests before yours. Be passionate about their growth, development and career

A leader needs to have a high level of transparency and vulnerability and demonstrate humility and authenticity. Hold true to your values and the vision in times of uncertainty.

Influence from the heart by cultivating calmness and inspiring more trust through breathe control, admitting that you are in uncharted territory and take considered responses.

Make decisions based off evidence rather than emotion. Listen and learn what motivates others, what concerns them, and how they view themselves, their work, and the organization.

Listening actively builds trust, which leads to increased confidence, satisfaction, productivity, collaboration, and ultimately engagement.

An authentic and genuine leader has honest relationships, values input, and holds high ethical behaviours. They are positive, place mission before self-interest, open about their mistakes and weaknesses, and cultivate excellence through self-discipline.

A passionate leader has full belief, clarity of vision, understands people, is fueled by positive energy and is highly resourceful. They belief in their work, anticipate rather than react, and have an eagerness in their work and way they lead.

How will you effectively influence from the heart?

Want To Learn More?

Check out the newly Breaking The CEO Code whitepaper. It provides an overview of Breaking The CEO Code and showcases the 6 key phases. We also go a little deeper into the 2nd phase PERFORMANCE, where we discuss the 3 P’s of the Leadership Performance Formula.

Breaking The CEO Code Whitepaper Download

Resources Mentioned in this show:

Subscribe to active CEO Podcast on Itunes
Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
active CEO Coaching
active CEO Podcast
Corporate Programs
Sport Performance
NRG2Perform www.nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
Craig Johns LinkedIn

Recent active CEO Podcast Episodes

#119 – PASSION Influence From The Heart Link
#118 – Annie Gibbins (Lipstick Consulting) Biography Of A Curious Woman Link
#117 – PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs Link
#116 – David Lindsay Knocked Down Snap Into Action Link
#115 – PERFORMANCE Productivity Starts With Happiness Link
#114 – Paul Dunn (B1G1) Moments That Change Lives Link
#113 – PEOPLE Serve People Who Matter Link
#112 – Karthik Madugula (Happiness Consultant) Ultimate Experiment On Human Behaviour Link
#111 – PURPOSE Create A Ripple Effect Link
#110 – Dr Paul White (Workplace Appreciation) 5 Languages Of Workplace Appreciation Link