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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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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
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Ron Coury Facebook 
Ron Coury Twitter
Ron Coury Instagram
Craig Johns www.craigjohns.com.au
Craig Johns craig@nrg2perform.com
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active CEO Podcast #117 PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

active CEO Podcast Craig Johns NRG2Perform High Performance Leadership PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

PERSONALITY Unlock Your Limiting Beliefs

Our brains produce as many as 50,000 thoughts per day According to the National Science Foundation. 95% of those thoughts are repeated daily!

You have full control over how you think and what is a yes or a no, can or can’t and will or won’t.

What are limiting beliefs? They are there beliefs we create in our mind that prevent us from achieving our dreams and goals.

Limiting Beliefs are usually formed when we are young. Quite often between the ages of 5 and 12. They develop as a result of an event in our lives. It might be something we did, something someone else did or said to us. It might be the behaviours we witnessed every day in our lives

As we grow limiting beliefs become embedded in our mindset, unless we create interventions.

How do we recognise a limiting belief?

  • Awareness – does our belief move us forward or limit our potential?
  • Honest – is the story in our head actually true?
  • Facts – is there any evidence behind what you believe?
  • Pause – it is ok to acknowledge that you don’t have enough experience or resources at present, but it’s not ok to say therefore I can’t or won’t

We all have limiting beliefs. The key is to be able to recognize and then reframe.

It starts with a growth mindset – the belief that intelligence can be developed –through hard work, asking questions, experimenting and applying effective strategies.

I’s time to implement a high performance mindset:

High Performance Mindset

  1. Awareness – create an awareness of your thoughts and beliefs?
  2. Attention – where is your focus and what is your intention of focus?
  3. Movement – Sam cawthorn “motion evokes emotion”
  4. Delegation – outsource what doesn’t require your attention
  5. Winner – mentality of winning
  6. Achievement – celebrate small wins
  7. Solution – not the problem
  8. Why – self discovery of what is your purpose, dream and passion
  9. Positive – mindset
  10. Plan – Without a road map and a destination, how will you know you are going in the right direction?

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Subscribe to active CEO Podcast on Itunes
Craig Johns Keynote Speaker
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