Breaking Average

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By: Breaking Average

The late / great Jim Rohn once suggested “we should be something more than average.” You look at all the great accomplishments in life and no great success came from someone choosing to be average. It comes by those choosing to break average. It’s a choice! But, If we are too careful, we settle for average. If we are too cautious, we fail to live to our potential. Therefore, the challenge is before us – we must break average! The best way to break average is not go it alone, it’s to go with others. That’s why we created the Breaking Avera...

Trust - Be Dependable
#2
04/08/2021

“Trust doesn't mean that you trust that someone won't’ screw up - it means you trust them even when they do screw up.” -Ed Catmull

Trust is next up on the list of Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership. The Trust factor again has 3 critical elements - Be and stay credible, be dependable and continue to serve. 

The second point of the trust factor is to be dependable.

Dependability is the hallmark of trust.People are drawn to those who follow through and meet expectations.A leader can’t go far wi...


Trust - Stay Credible
#25
04/01/2021

“Trust doesn't mean that you trust that someone won't’ screw up - it means you trust them even when they do screw up.” -Ed Catmull

Trust is next up on the list of  SevenCritical Factors to Team Strong Leadership. The Trust factor again has 3 critical elements - Be and stay credible, be dependable and continue to serve. 

Credibility is the starting off point of the trust factor:

Credibility comes from competence and commitmentCredibility is the quality of being trusted and believed in. Credible means you are authentic. 

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌...


Collaboration - Interact
#24
03/25/2021

“Put smart, passionate people in a room together, charge them with identifying and solving problems, and encourage them to be candid with one another.” - Ed Catmul

We continue with the third of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Collaboration Factor.  We’ll be unpacking the 3 parts - Communication, Cooperation and Interaction.

Every interaction is a transaction and somebody is buying.  Every conversation.  Every meeting.  The question is are they buying what you are selling?  Are you depositing or withdrawing from the bank of strong relationships and trust? Collaboration happens when there is co...


Collaboration - Cooperation
#23
03/18/2021

We continue with the third of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Collaboration Factor.  We’ll be unpacking the 3 parts - Communication, Cooperation and Interaction.

Cooperation is the essence of this quote: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” - Henry Ford.  Cooperation takes time, consistency and listen in on how reciprocity comes into play too!

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌are‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌...


Collaboration - Communication
#22
03/11/2021

“Leaders who don't listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say.”― Andy Stanley

We continue with the third of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Collaboration Factor.  We’ll be unpacking the 3 parts - Communication, Cooperation, and Interaction.

Communication is the beginning of collaboration no matter the relationship or organization.  In fact,  97% of workers believe that communication impacts tasks every day.

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌...


Insight - Offer Engage-sight
#21
03/04/2021

“It isn’t enough merely to be open to ideas from others. Engaging the collective brainpower of the people you work with is an active, ongoing process.  As a manager you must coax ideas out of your staff and constantly push them to contribute.” - Ed Catumull  

We continue with the second of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Insight Factor. 

Engage-sight brings in the team.  Listen to Alex Smith discuss the power of the team.

Engage-sight starts with questions:

What are the needs?Who is it for? What do you...


Insight - Share Hindsight
#20
02/25/2021

“A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes 

We move into the second of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Insight Factor. 

This week we talk about Hindsight - yes it is 2020! Hindsight is all about mitigating blindspots.  Asking for and being open to gathering and listening to feedback.  Experience is not the greatest teacher, EVALUATED experience is - Hindsight is just that. 

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌co...


Insight - Seek Foresight
#19
02/18/2021

“A mind when stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes 

We move into the second of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Insight Factor. 

The Insight Factor is comprised of 3 parts:  Foresight, Hindsight and Engage-Sight.  Foresight is intuition and their ability to anticipate the future.  

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌are‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌out‌ ‌there‌ who‌ ‌is‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌lead,‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌...


Vision - Deliver It
#18
02/11/2021

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” - George Washington Carver 

We continue our discussion on The Vision Factor - we’ve dreamt it, we’ve declared it, now it’s time to Deliver it.  This is the heavy lifting where the entire team comes together bringing the vision forward with their strengths and talents. 

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we‌ serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌are‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌know‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌leader‌ ‌out‌ ‌there‌ who‌ ‌is‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average,‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌lead,‌ ‌the‌ ‌way‌ ‌that‌ ‌they‌ ‌serv...


Vision - Declare It
#17
02/04/2021

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” - George Washington Carver 

Today we discuss the first of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Vision Factor.  All teamwork starts with a common vision.  

We’ve dreamt of The Vision, the first of the three elements of vision. The next element is Declaring It.  The Vision  needs to be defined and documented by a plan that others are also willing to declare. Declaring it is the first ACTION step to realizing The Vision.

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Th...


Vision - Dream It
#16
01/28/2021

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” - George Washington Carver 

Today we discuss the first of the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership - The Vision Factor.  All teamwork starts with a common vision.  

The Vision Factor comprises three elements, the first is Dreaming it. The Vision is led by one or more pioneers who dare to dream, disrupting the status quo.  Thinking of what is possible. 

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌...


Victory
#15
01/21/2021

Coming‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌beginning.‌ ‌Keeping‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌progress.‌ ‌Working‌ ‌together‌ ‌is success.‌  ‌-‌Henry‌ ‌Ford‌ ‌

This episode we hear from Paul and Mike on the vision for Breaking Average going into 2021.  We’ll be taking a deeper dive into the Seven Critical Factors to Team Strong Leadership. 

V - The Vision Factor

I - The Insight Factor

C - The Collaboration Factor

T - The Trust Factor

O - The Ownership Factor

R - The Resilience Factor

Y - The Yes Factor

 What are the 10 things YOU want more Victory for this y...


Cultivating Courage
#14
01/14/2021

Coming‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌beginning.‌ ‌Keeping‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌progress.‌ ‌Working‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌success.‌  ‌-‌Henry‌ ‌Ford‌ ‌

This episode we hear from Dave Cornell, one of the Breaking Average contributing authors, on the topic of Cultivating Courage 

To connect with Dave visit:  http://www.cultivatecourage.com/

Mike talked about Nadine Champion’s Ted Talk 10 Seconds of Courage.  Listen here: https://tedxsydney.com/talk/10-seconds-of-courage-life-lessons-from-a-fighter/

Harbour Resources is our sponsor this week, check out his just launched planner tool - The Daily Compass Quarterly Planner. Purchase yours today: www.dailycqp.com

Watch ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌n...


Discover your Strengths
#13
01/07/2021

Coming‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌beginning.‌ ‌Keeping‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌progress.‌ ‌Working‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌success.‌  ‌-‌Henry‌ ‌Ford‌ ‌

 Happy New Year!  There is always something about turning the calendar that brings renewed hope. The crew discusses their word for the year, discovering your strengths and bringing out the best in your teams - family, business or community teams. 

To discover your Stand Out Strengths by Marcus Buckingham click here: 

https://www.marcusbuckingham.com/gift-of-standout/

 ‌See‌ ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

 We’re‌ ‌always‌ ‌looking‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌story‌ ‌of‌ ‌Breaking‌ ‌Average‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌communities‌ ‌that‌ ‌we serve‌ ‌that‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌that‌ ‌our‌ ‌listeners‌ ‌are‌ ‌involv...


Winning‌ ‌Mentality‌ ‌Part‌ ‌6 ‌-‌ ‌Championship
#12
12/31/2020

Coming‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌the‌ ‌beginning.‌ ‌Keeping‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌progress.‌ ‌Working‌ ‌together‌ ‌is‌ ‌

success.‌  ‌-‌Henry‌ ‌Ford‌ ‌

 It’s the episode you have been waiting for!  The Championship Round!  And the winner is.... 

We talk about Why Hope Always Matters. Speaking of hope we featured the crews picks for charities to support - if you are moved to please donate:

 Paul’s pick - DC Dream Center

Rick’s pick - Give Kids the World

Diane’s pick - Wounded Warrior Project

 ‌See‌ ‌us‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌weekly‌ ‌‌Empowered‌ ‌Living‌‌ ‌show‌ ‌at‌ ‌noon‌ ‌on‌ ‌Thursday.‌ ‌ ‌

 We’re‌ ‌always‌...


Winning Mentality Part 5 - Final 4
#11
12/24/2020

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

Winning Mentality is a multi-part series modeled after the March Madness college basketball tournament. Except this tournament is centered around movies that demonstrate the winning mentality, leadership and overall leave us inspired. It is now week 5 – we take the picks down to the Final 4. 

The crew has some additional fun talking competition. 

See us on the weekly Empowered Living show at noon on Thursday. 

Thank you to our sponsor Leading Edge Press, publishers of the Breaking Average...


Winning Mentality Part 4 - with Sonja Wieck from Team Iron Cowboy
#10
12/17/2020

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

Winning Mentality is a multi-part series modeled after the March Madness college basketball tournament. Except this tournament is centered around movies that demonstrate the winning mentality, leadership and overall leave us inspired. It is now week 4!. Our guest this week Sonja Weijik from Team Iron Cowboy and Eco Challenge Fiji athlete 

Follow Sonja on her next adventure!

See us on the weekly Empowered Living show at noon on Thursday. 

Thank you to our sponsor DC Dream Cente...


Winning Mentality Part 3 - Elite 8 with Mark Batterson & Summer Batterson Dailey
#9
12/10/2020

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

Winning Mentality is a multi-part series modeled after the March Madness college basketball tournament. Except this tournament is centered around movies that demonstrate the winning mentality, leadership and overall leave us inspired. It is now week 3 – we take the picks down to the Elite 8. We had some help from our special guests - Mark Batterson and his daughter Summer Batterson Dailey.  

Learn more about God Speaks in Whispers 

See us on the weekly Empowered Living show at noon on Thursda...


At The Movies Top 32 Competition - Winning Mentality Part 2
#8
12/03/2020

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

Winning Mentality is a multi part series modeled after the March Madness college basketball tournament. Except this tournament is centered around movies that demonstrate the winning mentality, leadership and overall leave us inspired. It is the first battle episode where we eliminate 16 movies. Did we get it right? Listen in to find out!

See us on the weekly Empowered Living show at noon on Thursday. 

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Winning Mentality - Part I
#7
11/26/2020

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. -Henry Ford

Winning Mentality is a multi part series modeled after the March Madness college basketball tournament. Except this tournament is centered around movies that demonstrate the winning mentality, leadership and overall leave us inspired. It is selection Sunday, listen to the choices and let the competition begin!

See us on the weekly Empowered Living show at noon on Thursday. 

Thank you to our sponsor Spark Leadership Development.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Commitment with the Women of Breaking Average
#6
11/19/2020

Paul and Mike welcome Diane and Rick on the show to discuss commitment. Highlights of the Stories Night for Breaking Average are shared featuring contributing authors Barb Gustavson, Dr. Gloria Burgess, and Trudy Menke. Hear inspiring stories of commitment and how to transfer commitment to your team.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Customer Focus with Steve Anderson
#5
11/12/2020

Paul and Mike are joined by Rick Morris to discuss tips and challenges around customer focus. Paul interviews Steve Anderson, author of The Bezos Letters: 14 Principles to Grow Your Business Like Amazon. Hear stories and tips from Steve and learn how to have relentless customer focus for your business.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Taking Charge with Barb Stegemann
#4
11/05/2020

Paul and Mike welcome Diane and Rick to have a lively discussion about taking charge. Rick interviews Barb Stegemann, the founder of The 7 Virtues, a company that sources organic, fair trade essential oils from countries experiencing turmoil. Barb's fearless pitch on Dragon's Den made her the first woman from Atlantic Canada to land a venture capital deal. Hear this phenomenal story and well as relevant tips and tricks on how to take charge.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Purpose with Stephen Shedletzky
#3
10/29/2020

Join Paul, Mike, Diane, and Rick as they discuss Purpose. Stephen Shedletzky, Head of Brand Experience and Lead Igniter at Simon Sinek, Inc., also shares key insights into finding and fulfilling your purpose. This is an episode that you do not want to miss!

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Teaser for Breaking Average
#68
10/27/2020

In this episode we share about the next steps for the podcast – include a BRAND NEW NAME.  We can’t wait to see you for Season 2.   Look for Breaking Average Podcast on your favorite podcast platforms. 

Here’s the link to the site – www.breakingeragepodcast.com


Culture with Mark Miller
#2
10/22/2020

Mark Miller, Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-Fil-A and author of 9 books (and counting) stops by to discuss Culture. Hear fantastic takeaways from the team and Mark in how to infuse a winning corporate culture into your daily routine.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC


Breaking Average with Paul Martinelli
#1
10/15/2020

Season 2 of Breaking Average (formerly the Transformational Leader Podcast) welcomes Paul Martinelli. The team discusses the new podcast format, what it means to break average, and how to teach and transfer the concept of breaking average.

Produced by Rick A. Morris with R2 Multimedia, LLC