Nearly two years ago I launched the Champions of RISK podcast because I love hearing how people came to a decision at a particular moment to take action in absence of clarity of the outcome. We all go through phases where we experience an abundance of uncertainty. Sometimes fear stops us in our tracks and other times we don't let anything stop us. In this episode, I share one of the periods in my life where I took a huge risk by declaring my goals, what I was going to do when I achieved them, and the actions I took to make it possible.
This is Part 1 of the story. Part 2 will reveal how this one decision opened up an entirely new world of possibility.
Season 2, Episode 36
I love to challenge myself and others to examine where we are playing small in life so we can breakthrough, set the bar a little higher and truly go after what we want in life. So imagine my surprise when I was caught playing small in an arena where I'm actually an expert. Catch my true confession, how I adjusted in the moment, and what I learned from the humbling experience on this week's Champions of Risk episode.
Michael Kithcart: Hello, I'm Michael Kithcart. I'm a high performance coach for sales leaders and teams and creator of the Wynning Your Way framework. Welcome to the Champions of RISK podcast where we examine the many aspects of risks so that we can all face uncertainty with more humor, courage, and confidence together.
Well, I had just like a downright laughable moment. Because apparently, I have...
Season 2, Episode 35
Day to day, people exchange information, share perspectives, attempt to persuade one another. What if I told you there was a genuine way you could structure your conversations that would strengthen relationships, improve agreeability, and yield better outcomes for both sides? Would you try it? I lay out four steps that will better prepare you for any conversation personally or professionally. Each step is easily doable, preparation can take as little as three minutes, and it’s proven to improve the quality of your discussions. So much of it is human nature yet most people fail to tap into it and then wonder why meetings end in frustration. Learn the four steps, begin applying them immediately, and notice the different responses you start receiving.
Hello, I'm Michael Kithcart, creator of the Wynning Your Way framework...
Season 2, Episode 34
What happens when you lose your Mojo? You, know the thing that drives you, keeps you accomplishing and achieving, keeps the energy and enthusiasm firing. So many of us have lost our fire-in-the-belly this year at one time or another. But what do you do if you’ve had the blahs and the mehs for a while and you’d like to get it back? We don’t all work at Axe Capital and have Wendy Rhoades to put us back on track. So in this episode, I share my elixir to the mojo ho-hums – WWWWW. It’s been a well-received recipe and I’m betting it just might just do the trick for you.
Season 2, Episode 33
What if you listened to that internal rumble, made the leap, and trusted it would work out? What difference could that make in your life? Whether it’s a career change or a launch into entrepreneurship, most people want to know the next move before they take it but what if you decided to just go for it? Shannon Olson loved her career and she was good at it. At the same time, she knew she needed to keep stretching and growing, and it was time for a new adventure. Without knowing what that was, or how she would discover it, she left her corporate job and gave herself time to talk and learn from others. She’s now the Founder of Indee, a modern marketing co-op. Be ready to be inspired and challenged to go for it.
Season 2, Episode 32
We’re about to take RISK to a whole new level today with my guest Marc Wallert. Twenty years ago, he was kidnapped with 20 other hostages, by terrorists on a Philippine island and held captive in the jungle for 140 days. The jungle didn’t destroy him, but once he returned to Germany, everyday life drove him to burnout. These two experiences helped him better understand how to be resilient and move through crises. Today he shares his jungle strategies as a speaker, consultant, and author of the book Strong Through Crises: The Art of not losing your head. His story is incredible and his tips are practical for everyday life.
Season 2, Episode 31
Personal and professional development has been at the core of my adult life. Hard to coach and promote evolving and growth if I’m not committed to doing it myself! On the latest Champions of RISK episode, I’m joined by friend and colleague Laurie-Ann Murabito, as we share our biggest takeaways, shifts, and discoveries we’ve had since we started incorporating the Be Do Have approach. We’ve both transformed our lives from the inside out and wanted to share what’s happened and how you can, too.
Be Do Have Series
Season 2, Episode 30
How good of a communicator are you? We spend our days expressing ourselves and our thinking in the words we use, our tone, hand gestures, pauses, emojis, and volume. But how often do we stop and consider whether or not we’re communicating effectively? Dr. Amelia Reigstad, has studied, practiced, and taught others how to become better communicators for nearly 20 years. Learn what most commonly goes wrong in conversations, how we can all improve the way we communicate, the importance of effective communication in the workplace, and how communication style can help empower women.
Season 2, Episode 29
“I really do have kind of that mentality of, if it feels hard or challenging, I want to try it. I want to take it on.” – Pam Kosanke
This is an episode for ballers.
Pam Kosanke has excelled a lot in life. As an athlete and coach, she has been in championships in three different sports. As a global marketer, she’s elevated, rebranded, and reorganized brands. She coaches entrepreneurs using EOS and as an entrepreneur herself, she’s looking to change the course of how women’s sports are supported and celebrated with the launch of Sport Bigs, the world’s first plush toy focused on promoting women athletes and athletics. One is even modeled after past Champions of RISK guest Rebekkah Lamar Brunson. Pam shares how her sports life merged with her business life which created an entrepreneurial track, which led her through an inspiring sequence of introductions and connections that resulted in...
Season 2, Episode 28
If a stranger were to take a look at your weekly calendar, what would they say you’re committed to? Would the actions and to dos represent what you want to be committed to? If not, what’s getting in the way?
If you’re like most people, commitment gets associated with others - clients, family, work peers, community, friends. For some there’s a good balance between professional and personal commitments, while others feel more pulled to one side. What often gets missed is the dedication to self and what you need to need to be productive, energized, joyful.
How is your level of dedication, or lack of it, impacting your life? Learn three areas to examine how commitment is playing out in your life and how to amplify it where it matters most to you. Plus, you can have me as your accountability partner if you're one of the first people to email me what you're committing to. Listen to find out more.