A New Direction

Jay Izso

Helping people find A New Direction in Success and Leadership

All Episodes

As we are in the very beginnings of the holiday season things can get pretty chaotic.  As great as the Holidays are or can be the stress can be overwhelming.  We all get caught up into having to put up decorations, making travel plans, making menus, gift buying and the list just gets longer.  But it isn't only our personal life that is affected.  Quite frankly all of our businesses become affected too.  Our employees get the holiday distracted.  The motivation level is not the same.  For some places they are brining back the company Christmas parties and of course the New Year's Eve and New Year's Day gatherings.  The fact is the Holidays can create chaos and we need a way to help us better manage it and de-stress the Holidays.  And that is why we bring back Productivity Consultant & Certified Professional Organizer Debbie Rosemont on this episode of A New Direction. Debbie Rosemont's best selling book Six-Word Lessons to Be More Productive: 100 Six-Word Lessons to Increase Your Focus, Organization and Productivity is a great quick read that will help you become more productive in both your life and business, but in this show she gives productivity and organizational tips for the holidays.  The show is mixed with both useful information that you can apply right now and as the holiday season goes forth.  So don't get the holiday blues this year find A New Direction with Debbie Rosemont and give your Holiday the organization it needs   Happy Holidays from all of us at A New Direction. Debbie also has a holiday e-book available: www.itssimplyplaced.com/simply-organized-holidays  and check out her holiday BLOG for the Holidays. www.itssimplyplaced.com/happy-thanksgiving-simply-placed Please thank our sponsors for making A New Direction Possible: EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are hurt from work, the recreational gym person, or a professional athlete. EPIC PT can help you get back to doing those things you not only need to do but want to do.  From recovering from major surgery to basic nutrition, lean on the physical therapists that so many professional athletes use.  Because you are worth it…be EPIC!  Head on over to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS they can help you sell your home or buy your next home.  For 35 years they have been known for their “Legendary Customer Service”.  And even if you live in another area, they are connected to the best real estate professionals that they can recommend to help you with your residential real estate needs.  Learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com  

Nov 24

1 hr

When it comes to our jobs often we feel powerless.  Sometimes this occurs because when we work for someone else we believe that we do not have any control over our job.  Then there are those who feel stuck in their job, they feel as if they cannot move up or go anywhere.  They blame their boss, blame the management, ,blame the ownership, they blame others in general for their lack of motivation or the reason they are in the place they are.  The fact is if you feel this way you have lost control of your job.  If you want to truly be successful and achieve greater things then you need to "Own Your Job"  and that is what Dr. Michael Colburn will teach you on this episode of A New Direction, and how to take the power back in your job and own it. Dr. Colburn, has spent his career working with organization leaders to implement learning and change to improve performance for both the organization and the individual, and that includes you.  Dr. Colburn's book "Own Your Job: Five Tools For Self-Management and Accountability"  is a book that can and will change you and your job if you apply the principles.  It will start you on the journey to understand that you have the power to control your job, control your future, stop blaming, stop complaining, and start growing.    Get your copy of "Own Your Job" by clicking HERE! Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction. EPIC Physical Therapy, injury, post surgery, nagging aches and pains, gym rats, to professional athletes, the highly skilled and certified staff at EPIC Physical Therapy is there to get you back to where you want to be.  They understand that every body is different, so they design a custom treatment for you using the latest technology and knowledge.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery. EPIC Results!  That is EPIC Physical Therapy, check them out at www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years they have created relationships that last a life time, that is why when it comes to real estate they are known as the “legends of customer service”.  The know that your home is personal.  It is part of your legacy of life.  And they want to get to know you so that they can sell your home in the way it should be sold, and help you buy the home to start your next chapter of life.  Why not click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Nov 17

1 hr 2 min

When it comes to leadership who better than a U.S. Army general is more qualified to talk about it.  When you have led thousands of men and women in the midst of brutal, volatile, and dangerous combat, and having to take the responsibility of the lives of all those under his command you better demonstrate great leadership.  You not only need to have great leadership knowledge, but you must have characteristics, values, and wisdom that people believe in and want to follow.  Major General John L. Gronski (ret'd) is that person, and we have the honor of having him on A New Direction with his book Iron Sharpened Leadership. General Gronski's book is in my opinion the essential must read leadership book that you must have on your book shelf.  The book literally takes you through the building of a great leader.  He divides it into three sections:  Character, Competence, and Resiliency.  It is the foundation of these qualities that he gives us an advanced class in leadership.  "Iron Sharpened Leadership" is practical, pragmatic, will make you think, consider your own values, and will change you.  General Gronski fully understands that to be the best leader you need to continually train all four of the areas of your being, i.e. the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  The fact is if you are not growing in these areas, you are dying.  "Iron Sharpened Leadership" will encourage you, but more importantly it will change you!  Get your signed copy directly from the General himself by Clicking Here! Please reach out and thank the financial sponsors of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy – from everyday aches and pains, to better nutrition, to high performance professional athletes, EPIC PT highly experienced staff coupled with the latest cutting edge technology can help you get to the place you want to be.  When you first walk in to EPIC Physical Therapy it will immediately become apparent that you are in for a change of you.   An EPIC you!  Learn more about becoming EPIC by going to www.EPICpt.com  And… Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, for 35 years they have been known as the “Legends of Customer Service”, because it is their culture.  They have helped people from all over find the right professional to sell or buy their home.  And if you are located in the greater Raleigh – Durham – Research Triangle Park (RTP) area stop in and get a FREE bottle of water and learn more…head on over to www.LindaCraft.com for more details

Nov 3

1 hr

Owning your own business is exciting.  However, when you choose to own your own business you are responsible to make the decisions.  And this is where business mistakes happen...in the decision making process.  It has been said that in the game of golf that the one thing a professional golfer does that an amateur does not do, is they know how to avoid the mistakes.  This of course makes them more successful.  If you could avoid the business mistakes that so many business owners and entrepreneurs make what do you think your chances of success would be.  Certainly greater.  Fortunately for us Patrick Burke who has worked with more the 200 entrepreneurs and companies is going to help you avoid "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes" joins us on this episode of A New Direction. Patrick Burke's book is a no nonsense, get directly to the point book that looks at what his experience has shown him as the most common and crushing business mistakes.  In "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes...And How to Avoid Them" Patrick takes through the journey of first exploring the right kind of business for you.  It asks the all important question are you trying to fit in the business or does the business fit you?  He takes us through partnerships, the power of branding, when to sell or not to sell, hiring the right team, culture and more!  "The 10 Biggest Business Mistakes" is a book filled with wisdom that you for sure will want to apply to your business immediately! Please! Please! Please!  Reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction and just send a note of thanks for their financial support! EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service. Located in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina…they are indeed legendary when it comes to service.  Learn more  by going to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors  www.LindaCraft.com

Oct 27

59 min 36 sec

How do you go from being in debt to owning franchises, owning property and your own business?  It all starts with changing your stinkin' thinkin'.  Let's face it we all want some sort of success.  Or we would like to have even more success.  And when is comes to success we have a tendency to look outward.  We want to find some "trick", some easy way to find this illusive thing we call success.  The fact is there are no "tricks", there are no "fast tracks", there are no "easy" ways, and there is no "pay for success" course.  The fact is that when you interact with the most successful people in the world, and you keep your eyes open, "Success Leaves a Clue".  And in this episode of A New Direction, Robert Riopel author of "Success Left a Clue" joins us to tell us his "rags to riches" story and give you clues on how you can change the outcomes. Robert Riopel book "Success Left A Clue: 6 Life Changing Habits to Achieving Your Dreams While Keeping it Real, Relevant & Repeatable" is a success book on mindset and action.  Let's be honest with each other for a second so often we think of "intentions", "mantras", and "pledges" as a little "new agey" or as Robert Riopel calls it "Wu-Wu".  But wait, we have thoughts everyday concerning our success.  We have doubt, we question, we have cynicism, and sarcasm, but think for a second what if your thoughts were more positive?  What if you shed the doubt?  Could it make a difference?  You have to admit to think more positively and being more positively intentional about your thoughts certainly wouldn't hurt...right?  And if we  practiced getting ride of the doubt and fear and negativity in our mind it certainly would make the world around us better...true?  So if we start with the right mindset, then take action on those positive and productive thoughts, does it not make sense that our lives would be better and more successful?  Of course it does!  It also means that we can better and more positively affect the lives of others!  As it keeps perpetuating we see more clues to success...and so then it is true, "Success Left a Clue". GET YOUR FREE DIGITAL COPY OF SUCCESSS LEFT A CLUE BY CLICKING HERE! Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy if you want to move better, physically feel better, or get back to the elite level of athlete before you were injured.  All you need to do is contact the certified professionals at EPIC PT.  They have the cutting age treatments with the latest in technology in equipment and the customize every plan to fit you because they understand YOU are unique.  So if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results, contact EPIC Physical Therapy…www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years they have created a reputation of relationships.  The understand that your home is more than likely the largest personal investment you will ever make, but they also know that investment is more than money, it is an investment in memories.  And knowing that they want to be part of making your memories special by ensuring that your home is treated with the utmost care and fits your needs.  So whether you are selling or buying leave it to the “legends of customer service”.  Leave it to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Oct 20

1 hr

When we think about leadership we typically think of a single person.  Some sort of top performer that leads a group of people.  However, what if is there is another way to look at it?  What if we looked at leadership by going against the grain?  Does that sound "rebel"?   The truth is we  do need a new view of looking at it.  After all we do live in a VUCA world (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) and is not going to end.  And with the pandemic things are going to moving faster with even more uncertainty.  We need a different something different, we need something new, we need Rebel Leadership and thankfully  Larry Robertson joins us on this episode of A New Direction. Rebel Leadership: How to Thrive in Uncertain Times is a leadership book like none other.  The book is filled with research and interviews of some of the worlds most amazing leaders and how they turned "rebel" when it comes to how leadership can work in an uncertain world.  One of the primary focuses of the book is that "Rebel Leadership" is a mindset.  It is one that goes against the grain of what we think of when we think leadership, but one that works in a variety of different industries and Larry Robertson has the science to back it up.   Rebel Leadership is ultimately shared among the culture.  So if you want more stability, peak performance, and greater success in a volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous world...it's time to get rebel...it's time for "Rebel Leadership" Say thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are hurt from work, the recreational gym person, or a professional athlete. EPIC PT can help you get back to doing those things you not only need to do but want to do.  From recovering from major surgery to basic nutrition, lean on the physical therapists that so many professional athletes use.  Because you are worth it…be EPIC!  Head on over to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS they can help you sell your home or buy your next home.  For 35 years they have been known for their “Legendary Customer Service”.  And even if you live in another area, they are connected to the best real estate professionals that they can recommend to help you with your residential real estate needs.  Learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com

Oct 14

57 min 55 sec

Burnout is a very real condition.  Research on burnout suggest it costs companies billions of dollars in revenue as people can no longer function in their job, because they experience burnout.  How does burnout show up?  Fatigue, irritability, lack of motivation, making more frequent mistakes, not caring about the quality of your work, dread, sickness and many other symptoms.  It can be a devastating situation when one experiences burnout.  And that what this week's guest on A New Direction, Michael Levitt explains on this episode.  Michael Levitt experienced burnout from his job. He had a heart attack that should have killed him, He lost his job, then lost his, house, watched his car get repossessed, and his life turned completely upside down.  And now because of his experience and rebuilding his life and career Michael Levitt helps you avoid the negativity of stress. Michael Levitt's book is entitled "Burnout Proof: How to Establish Boundaries to Avoid the Negativity of Stress".  I like to call this a "Direct and to the point" book.  It is a little over 60 pages long, and as Michael reveals his story he describes what Burnout is, what the symptoms can look like both from a work and life standpoint. he also provides insights and tips on how to prevent burnout.  He even suggests that you do an inventory of your current place of work as you may in fact need a change to protect your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.  It is a powerful show.  So please share it with your friends and give A New Direction a positive review on your favorite podcast listening app. Please say Thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy is are newest sponsor, and when it comes to physical therapy they are the premier therapists and have a premier facility.  Whether you have that nagging injury from gardening, just want to be in better shape, or you are an elite athlete that needs to get back to your sport.  EPIC Physical Therapy will help you meet your goals.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery.  EPIC Physical Therapy.  YOU can learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS…for more than 35 years they have given thousands of client from all over the world legendary customer service.  Always finding ways to serve their clients and community better Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS use the latest technology to help home sellers and home buyers with their goals.  Located in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina they can help you where ever you live.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Oct 6

58 min 7 sec

Most of your life you are going to be in a career.  So how many classes through out your life time did you take that truly helped you?  Well, if you are like most of us the answer is...zero.  When it comes to our career there is little to help us.  No one really talks about making a "career plan", or the difference between "leadership and management" and how to navigate those waters, or how to do really good "Networking" versus doing really bad networking.  What about working in a corporate environment are you ready for corporate politics?  Well thankfully for all of us MIT Instructor and graduate Mark Herschberg is with us on A New Direction to help you navigate these questions and more. Mark Herschberg's book is entitled "The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You" is the exact same information from his MIT college course on preparing for a career.  The Career Toolkit is the most comprehensive, complete and practical guide to starting a career, changing a career, and finding a career.  If you know a college student, or someone who is looking to change their career, you need to tell them to purchase "The Career Toolkit".  They will thank you for recommending it. Please Thank the sponsors of A New Direction.  It is their financial gifts that keep us on the air and keep us going!  And we could not be more grateful. EPIC Physical Therapy.   There are a number of physical therapy places.  And I have been to several, but I have yet to find one where both the professional athlete and the people like you and I can go and get the best treatment plan that will get us back doing before our injury.  EPIC PT is the only place I will go.  It is because they have everything from rehabilitation after major surgery to working with better nutrition.  They have the latest in cutting edge equipment and their certified staff of therapists are second to none.  Epic Recovery.  Epic results.  Check out EPIC Physical Therapy at www.EPICpt.com AND Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS located at 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh North Carolina, they have been serving the Research Triangle Park area for 35 years.  In that time Linda created a culture of “Legendary Customer Service”.  It is not a slogan it is part of their DNA.  And in that time they have developed relationships with the world’s leading real estate professionals to help you find the best professional to help you sell your home or buy your next one.  Why not head on over to the “Legends” Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS www.LindaCraft.com

Sep 30

59 min 30 sec

If your people were to be asked the following questions about your business strategy what would be their response? Can your team members give you a one or two sentence description of how your company distinguishes itself? Can they tell you the top two or three things company must be great at, or must get better at to be successful? Can they tell you how the previous two answers translate into the critical three to five things they must accomplish to contribute to the execution of the strategy? If you don't like the answers to these questions then execution is going to to be nearly impossible.  So,  how would you answer these strategy questions: How crisp and clear is your organization strategy to the people who are responsible for executing it every day? How well can team members at every level of your organization describe their role in executing your strategy? How effectively are you translating strategy to execution to results? The last question is critical!!  Is your strategy producing the results you desire?  If the answer is no...thankfully we have Sean Ryan with us on A New Direction to get your strategy into execution so you achieve the results you are looking for.  Because without Execution there are no results. Sean Ryan is the Founder and President of WhiteWater Consulting and the Author of  "Get in Gear: The Seven Gears that Drive Strategy to Results"  And in this episode Sean Ryan leads us down the road of first of all making sure have a sound strategy, then walk us through the gears that create execution so that you can have the results you had hoped for in your business.   Get in Gear is a quick read, full of great questions that will challenge you and your business.  Make sure you get your copy today! Please say thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy – from nutrition and conditioning, to everyday aches and pains, to professional athletes the certified PT professionals and EPIC Physical Therapy have the latest techniques and cutting edge equipment to making you the EPIC person you were intended to be.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery.  EPIC Results.  Contact the professionals at EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS they have literally helped thousands of clients with the sale and purchase of homes.  And many of those clients return over and over again to get access to what they are known for around the world…”Legendary Customer Service”.  It has been Linda’s culture for 35 years, and they are continuing to find ways to improve it every single day.  Learn more about  the legend and how they can help you from selling or buying a home to commercial real estate.  Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com    

Sep 22

1 hr

Whether you are a Business to Business company or a Business to Consumer company the fact is we all need clients.  And that means that connecting with prospective or current clients becomes  priority one.  The problem is that connecting with others is not easy.  In fact, connecting and staying connected will be one of the most difficult tasks that you will undertake in your business.  Thankfully for all of us therapist, counselor, and marketing company owner Paul Cowan helps us connect with our clients more powerfully on this episode of A New Direction. Paul Cowan's book "Connecting with Clients: For stronger, more rewarding and longer-lasting client relationships" is a series of short vignettes that quickly explores through stories, research, and psychology how connecting with our clients can be achieved with much greater success.  Let's be honest during every step of the sales process from beginning to nurturing being connected is a business lifeline.  The fact is the client can hold many of the cards, but if you do the things necessary to truly build into the relationship it can be a beautiful thing.  Paul Cowan uses his wisdom in "Connecting with Clients" by understanding that like any relationship counseling session staying connect, and re-connecting is not always easy but it is worth it! Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction for their financial support by LIKING their business pages and or send them a note of appreciation.  Of course the best way thank them is to use their services and tell them you heard them on A New Direction. Epic Physical Therapy, certified, and with cutting edge technology and therapeutic equipment.  They treat you as a whole person helping you reach the goals you have to be the best physical person you can be from every day aches and pains, to surgery recovery, to professional athletes, Epic Physical Therapy provides, EPIC relief.  EPIC recovery.  and EPIC Results!  Check them out by clicking on over to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, fully locally owned and operated, and unaffiliated with an national brand for 35 years has developed relationships with the worlds best real estate professionals to help people like you have an amazing experience when it come to selling their home or buying a new one.  So if you are looking to connect with the best person in your area…why not start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors drive on over to www.LindaCraft.com    

Sep 15

1 hr

Everyone wants to be the one leading the charge, but no one wants the real responsibility that comes with it.  Leading others sounds great until you realize it is more than a title.  Leading is not about you being in charge.  Leading is about taking care of others.  Demonstrating you care.  Showing them understanding and compassion.  Leading is not about giving them fish, or philosophizing about fishing, but taking the time to give them the skills to fish.  Leading requires character, the ability to motivate, or at least understand others motivations, it is about making the right hire, helping people adjust through change, dealing with emotional fall out and becoming a servant who understand how to be a good steward of your people and resources.  When it comes to leading others there is a great deal to consider, but thankfully on this episode of A New Direction  Author and Leadership Expert Will Schirmer leads us into becoming more successful when it comes to leadership. William Schirmer's book "The Leadership Core: Competencies for Successfully Leading Others" is literally a toolkit on leadership.   Will Schirmehttps://www.willschirmerofficial.com/r has synthesized years of research on leadership and gives you insights into your leadership growth. The book starts with the character of a leader and works it way through issues of motivation, hiring, onboarding, managing performance, servancy and stewardship and so much more!  "The Leadership Core" is truly a book that you can use as a reference guide to help you navigate you business or organization whether you are new to leading or have been leading for decades.  It is filled with tips and perhaps leadership hacks that will help you in nearly every situation you may come across as a leader. Please say thank you to the sponsors of A New Direction liking their business pages: EPIC Physical Therapy, they are my therapists, they are certified and trained using the latest technology and equipment.  They work with anyone who just wants to move a little easier and feel a little better, to injuries, to post surgical operations to Professional Athletes.  Their plans are ALL custom made for YOU!  They work to help you achieve your goals.  I cannot recommend them enough.  EPIC relief.  EPIC recovery.  EPIC results!  That is EPIC Physical Therapy.  Please click to learn more www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, they have for 35 years been known in the real estate industry as having “legendary customer service”.  Why?  They have built a reputation of getting to each and every client personally.  They understand that so many of our life time memories are made in our homes.  And whether you are selling your home or you are going to buy a new one they desire to make sure your memories are great!  Learn more how Linda Craft & Team, Realtors can do that for you too.  Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com  

Sep 9

58 min 17 sec

It has been said that one of the greatest fears that people have is to speak in public.  In fact, the fear of dying is less than the fear of public speaking.  And yet we also know that great leaders tend to be great public speakers.  In fact, it could be argued that it is difficult to lead without the skill of public speaking.  And there in lies the truth...it is a skill that can be learned.  If you are looking to grow yourself as a leader and/or achieve more success in your business or career to speak publicly is a skill you will want to develop.  But how?  Well thankfully for us speaking expert Sean Tyler Foley joins Ralph Peterson (guest host) on this episode of A New Direction. Sean Tyler Foley's book is entitled "The Power to Speak Naked".  Don't worry you can leave you clothes on, but you will have to gain confidence in the fact that your authenticity matters.  The truth is we all have a story.  There are stories in our life that mean something much deeper.  They are important to us.  It is those stories coupled with your authenticity that will get you started to become the speaking leader you thought you always were!  The Power to Speak Naked by Tyler Foley has all the tips and tricks to help you overcome your fear of speaking and give you the confidence to advance your career and leadership. Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction:   EPIC Physical Therapy, injury, post surgery, nagging aches and pains, gym rats, to professional athletes, the highly skilled and certified staff at EPIC Physical Therapy is there to get you back to where you want to be.  They understand that every body is different, so they design a custom treatment for you using the latest technology and knowledge.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery. EPIC Results!  That is EPIC Physical Therapy, check them out at www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years they have created relationships that last a life time, that is why when it comes to real estate they are known as the “legends of customer service”.  The know that your home is personal.  It is part of your legacy of life.  And they want to get to know you so that they can sell your home in the way it should be sold, and help you buy the home to start your next chapter of life.  Why not click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Sep 2

1 hr

The Proverb states, "People without a vision perish".  Meaning that without a vision you will wander aimlessly, run wild without restraint, only to be ridiculed laughed at, and life just happens and they wind up with nothing.  Most often we think about "vision" when it comes to business, but if you don't have a personal vision it is impossible to lead others.   Without a vision, quite frankly you will struggle to lead yourself.  If you want to be the best you can be.  If you want to achieve peak performance, be more productive, become more profitable, and be a better leader it all starts with your vision.  And thankfully former F-16 Fighter Pilot Rob Shallenberger joins us on A New Direction to help us "Do What Matters Most" Rob Shallenberger and his dad have written an outstanding book that will make you better and help you become your best.  The title "Do What Matters Most: Lead with a Vision, Manage with a Plan, Prioritize Your Time, is the result of research they have conducted with more than 1000 leaders from around the world.  The have come up with the Big Three when it comes to your performance and productivity, Vision, Goals, and Weekly Pre-Planning.  You may say that there is nothing earth shattering about those three things, but the problem is less than 2% of leaders actually do it, and the one's that do are the most successful.  The Do What Matters Most also contains the FREE Be Your Best Assessment www.BYBassessment.com, the FREE Goals and Roles Sheets BYBgoals.com .  I highly recommend that book check out the free resources at www.becomingyourbest.com Please reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction and tell them thank you! EPIC Physical Therapy. When you want to change the way you look, or maybe you are recovering from surgery or injury, whether you are a Jane Doe or John Doe or you are a recognized professional athlete, EPIC Physical Therapy has the certified staff and the latest cutting edge equipment to reach your goals and get you back to the high level you are accustomed to being.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Results.  EPIC Recovery. Learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for more than 35 years they have helped people world wide sell their home or buy their home because they are completely unaffiliated with any real estate company and can refer you to the best expert in real estate regardless of their affiliation.  What is more because they are located in the Greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle Park area they help major companies with their move, because they know the area.  Stop in 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh North Carolina and find out why people talk about their culture of “legendary customer service”.   Just drive on over to www.LindaCraft.com  

Aug 26

1 hr 2 min

https://coachemwayup.com/about-the-authors/lynn-guerin/When it comes to undefeated teams and national championships none were more dominant than UCLA coached by John Wooden.  Considered by coaches to be the greatest coach ever John Wooden left a legacy of excellence and success.  There was no doubt that his teams were the best.  He played a team game even though he had superstars.  No one person was ever bigger than John Wooden's entire team.  It was that level of excellence that is legendary.     When you hear the word "excellence' does that describe your business?  What about success?  John Wooden would tell you that excellence and success are both a journey.  But how can you get your business there?  Well fortunately for us Lynn Guerin who journeyed with Coach Wooden the last 20 years of his life is on this episode of A New Direction to help us. The John Wooden Way for Organizational Excellence is based on Lynn Guerin's book entitled "Coach 'Em Way Up!".  It is a close examination on how you can be a better leader, a better teacher, a better coach, a better human being and how it applies to your organization and business.  The Organizational Excellence pyramid closely resembles John Woolen's Pyramid of personal excellence.  There is no doubt that this book will have a positive effects on you, your business and/or organizational and the people in it.  I highly recommend checking out and reading  "Coach 'Em Way Up!" Please reach out to our sponsors by supporting their pages and let them know you heard them on A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you just need some guidance to get in better shape, you have an injury or recent surgery, or you are an elite athlete getting yourself back into the game, the certified experts coupled with the latest start of the art equipment will help you get you where you want to be.  EPIC relief.  EPIC recovery.  EPIC results.  That is EPIC Physical Therapy.  Head on over to www.EPICpt.com and learn more! and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, for 35 years they have helped thousands of people all over the world when it comes to buying and selling real estate.  Completely locally owned and unaffiliated Linda and her expert team can help you find the best expert in real estate regardless of what company they work for.  Just one more reason why for 35 years they have been known as the “legends of customer service”.  Give them a call!  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Aug 18

59 min 40 sec

Can you quote your company's mission statement perfectly?  Are you a leader in your company and can you quote the mission with 100% accuracy?  If you cannot well then, "Houston we have a problem." And the problem is you and your company are out of alignment.  Your mission statement should be so ingrained that everyone in the company can not only quote it, but they understand that every decision that will be made in the company will be guided by the mission statement.  Clearly if you are going to have alignment you better have a mission statement that is more than some neat phrases and cliche's it needs to be how you and your company will live and be.  Are you struggling with your mission and alignment?  Well thankfully Art Johnson is here on this episode of A New Direction to help you remove the rocks in the road and get you back aligned Art Johnson's book "The Art of Alignment" is #2 on the Wall Street Journal Best Seller List.  While the book talks about alignment it is a fabulous eye opener for leaders and leadership.  Because as we all know alignment starts with, and is cultivated, and communicated by the leaders in any organization.  Further Art Johnson gives you the 9 Pillars of Alignment: Mission and Vision, Leadership, Communication, Accountability, Empowerment, Teamwork, Creativity, Best Practices, and Development. The Art of Alignment also takes a look at measurement of these pillars.  Powerful and practical, get your copy today! I would really appreciate if, if you would thank the sponsors of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy from every day aches and pains, to injuries to keeping elite athletes at the top of their game, EPIC pt has the cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to create an individualized treatment program specifically for you.  They are my physical therapists and I think they should be yours too.  So if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results.  Start by contacting the great people at EPIC Physical Therapy….www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years they have been known for having “Legendary Customer Service”.  Unaffiliated and independently owned and operated they can recommend the best real estate professional to help you sell your home or buy your next home anywhere in the world.  That is because they are not attached to a company they are attached to what is in your best interest.  So before you buy or sell start with the “Legends” at Linda Craft & Team.  Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com  

Aug 11

58 min 21 sec

We all sell, but we all do not have sales success.  We all do business, but we all do not have business success.  Most of us bring home money and whether you do or not we all are not a financial success.  Entrepreneur extraordinaire Barry Habib has found success in all three of those areas and he built it from nothing.  He found opportunities, which led to another opportunity, which he leveraged into another opportunity, which made him successful and a highly sought after entrepreneur.  In this episode of A New Direction Barry Habib returns to dig into some of the strategies and philosophies of sales, business and money. Barry Habib's book is entitled "Money in the Streets"  it is a story of his life growing in a home of hard working immigrants struggling to make it.  It is also the story of how he discovered that opportunity is just out there if you have some creativity, take risks, and work hard.  "Money in the Streets" is a powerful testimony that you don't have to have the best start to finish with great success.  Take a listen Barry Habib is going to help you better in your business, your sales, your life, and your financial future. Please go to our sponsor web pages and just say thank you for their financial support of  A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy. When you want to change the way you look, or maybe you are recovering from surgery or injury, whether you are a Jane Doe or John Doe or you are a recognized professional athlete, EPIC Physical Therapy has the certified staff and the latest cutting edge equipment to reach your goals and get you back to the high level you are accustomed to being.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Results.  EPIC Recovery. Learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for more than 35 years they have helped people world wide sell their home or buy their home because they are completely unaffiliated with any real estate company and can refer you to the best expert in real estate regardless of their affiliation.  What is more because they are located in the Greater Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Research Triangle Park area they help major companies with their move, because they know the area.  Stop in 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh North Carolina and find out why people talk about their culture of “legendary customer service”.   Just drive on over to www.LindaCraft.com  

Aug 4

58 min 39 sec

If you were raised in Northern Ireland a part of your culture is the pub.  If you are Irvine Nugent your dad owned the pub and you were raised as part of a sub-culture.  For the Irish the pub is more than a place to drink, it is a place where people gather, all people, regardless of their station in life.  It is a place where laughter and enjoyment are embodied.  The pub was the place the Irvine Nugent learned about leadership and culture.  His father helped him understand as a pub owner (a.k.a. "puplican") that there was a great deal that he could do from a leadership standpoint to enhance the customers and employees of the pub.  And it is these leadership lessons that Dr. Irvine Nugent shares with us on this episode of A New Direction. Dr. Nugent's book Leadership Lessons from the Pub is more than a book about leadership.  It is a book that helps leaders understand how by increasing their emotional intelligence that can affect and infect their people.  As Lesson#1 so simple states:  "You Get to Set the Tone" and as Irvine's father elaborates, "Whatever mood you are in will be reflected back to you by the customers within an hour."  This is just a sample of the many leadership lessons that Irvine Nugent provides both in this episode and in "Leadership Lessons from the Pub".   And as a free gift to A New Direction listeners Irvine has provided FREE resources just for you just click on over to www.leadershiplessonsfromthepub.com/toolbox  Thank you to our sponsors of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy is are newest sponsor, and when it comes to physical therapy they are the premier therapists and have a premier facility.  Whether you have that nagging injury from gardening, just want to be in better shape, or you are an elite athlete that needs to get back to your sport.  EPIC Physical Therapy will help you meet your goals.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery.  EPIC Physical Therapy.  YOU can learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS…for more than 35 years they have given thousands of client from all over the world legendary customer service.  Always finding ways to serve their clients and community better Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS use the latest technology to help home sellers and home buyers with their goals.  Located in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina they can help you where ever you live.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Jul 29

59 min 13 sec

There is no doubt as humans we were made to connect with each other.  Yet we typically overestimate our ability to connect.  We think to ourselves we are great connectors, when the truth we are superficial.  Sales people will talk about how they build "rapport", but "rapport" is not true connecting, it is really a form of manipulation so that you can get what you want.  The truth is when we truly make a connection we build mutual identification and trust.  When we connect we truly find the person interesting whether they buy from us or not.  When we are truly building relationships we are focused on the relationship and nothing more.  We need help for sure!  That is why on this episode of A New Direction author Barry Moline helps truly CONNECT! In Barry Moline's book, "Connect! How to Quickly Connect  for Collaborate for Success in Business and life"  He gives you multiple ways that you can connect with others that will lead to powerful relationships that lead to opportunities for both your business and your life.  In this show we even talk about how sales people can use better questions that make them more likeable.  We also talk about some ice breakers that are commonly not used, how to deal with controversy and so much more!  Barry has been gracious enough to provide us with his free resources so CLICK HERE to get them.  And your copy of Connect!  Please, please, please, thank our sponsors for their financial support of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy from non-athletes to professional athletes EPIC PT has the best certified therapists along with cutting edge technology to help anyone reach their physical goals.  Even if you want to just get in better condition or need a better diet plan.  EPIC Physical Therapy can help you get back to work or play.  So if you want to be EPIC then get EPIC results from EPIC Physical Therapy.  Give them a call or click on over to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for 35 years and going strong find out why they are known as having legendary customer service.  There is a reason why 1000’s of people from all over the world choose Linda Craft & Team and keep coming back for all their home selling and buying needs and investments.  They are the locally owned company that is world renown.  Learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com

Jul 21

59 min 54 sec

If you are starting your own business or you have been in business for a period of time you need to check in with your branding.  When it comes to business branding is everything.  Branding is not so much about what you say it is...branding is what your customers say you are.  So here is the question:  "What do your customers say about your brand?"  Have you literally asked them?  Or are you like the majority of business owners who just assume they know how the customer feels about your brand.  Branding is going to happen whether you are intentional or not.  One wrong incident with the wrong influential customer and your branding is going to go down a wrong direction.  It is best to be intentional about your brand.  If there is someone who knows how to overcome all the obstacles when it comes to branding it is The Tattooed Millionaire Sean Dowdell founder of Club Tattoo and he joins us on this episode of A New Direction. Sean Dowdell and his wife Thora have written Brand Renegades which is not only a phenomenal story of success when it comes to entrepreneurship, but also weaves great practical wisdom that any business can use to build their brand and grow their business.   Upon request from several listeners we spend a great deal of time talking about how to have the right business partner, and avoid the wrong business partner.  We also dig into the customer perception and developing your niche and passion.  Brand Renegades is a book that you will want to have on your shelf.  It will be a great reference tool and also it will inspire you to know that in your ups and downs of being an entrepreneur you are not alone.  You can learn more about Sean and Thora by going to Club Tattoo. Please Reach OUT and Thank our sponsors who support A New Directoin EPIC Physical Therapy.   There are a number of physical therapy places.  And I have been to several, but I have yet to find one where both the professional athlete and the people like you and I can go and get the best treatment plan that will get us back doing before our injury.  EPIC PT is the only place I will go.  It is because they have everything from rehabilitation after major surgery to working with better nutrition.  They have the latest in cutting edge equipment and their certified staff of therapists are second to none.  Epic Recovery.  Epic results.  Check out EPIC Physical Therapy at www.EPICpt.com AND Linda Craft & Team, Realtors is located at 7300 Six Forks Road in Raleigh North Carolina, they have been serving the Research Triangle Park area for 35 years.  In that time Linda created a culture of “Legendary Customer Service”.  It is not a slogan it is part of their DNA.  And in that time they have developed relationships with the world’s leading real estate professionals to help you find the best professional to help you sell your home or buy your next one.  Why not head on over to the “Legends” Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS www.LindaCraft.com  

Jul 14

59 min 53 sec

Coaching is an industry all to itself.  It happens to be that I too am a part of the coaching industry.  But have you ever considered developing your own coaching within your business.  What if you could take your managers and make them coaches?  What if you could create peer to peer coaching and help your people not only succeed, but thrive, and create a sense of deeper loyalty.  On today's edition of A New Direction Professional Coach and Consultant Lisa J. Koss starts coaching your people to be coaches to your people. Lisa Koss has written a tool box book for coaching hour people to be coaches entitled "Leading for Learning: How Managers Can Get Business Results through Developmental Coaching and Inspire Deep Employee Commitment"  The book literally takes you through the step by step process and offers practical tips with scripts how to turn your managers or your people into coaches that can coach your people to success.  "Leading for Learning" is also a leadership book that will inspire confidence in your people and your company.  Make sure you reach out to Lisa and connect with her on LinkedIn. Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction: Epic Physical Therapy, certified, and with cutting edge technology and therapeutic equipment.  They treat you as a whole person helping you reach the goals you have to be the best physical person you can be from every day aches and pains, to surgery recovery, to professional athletes, Epic Physical Therapy provides, EPIC relief.  EPIC recovery.  and EPIC Results!  Check them out by clicking on over to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, fully locally owned and operated, and unaffiliated with an national brand for 35 years has developed relationships with the worlds best real estate professionals to help people like you have an amazing experience when it come to selling their home or buying a new one.  So if you are looking to connect with the best person in your area…why not start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors drive on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Jul 8

1 hr

CEO's, Owners, Managers, if you think your meetings are awesome you are in DENIAL (Don't Even kNOw I Am Lying).  The truth is they are tedious, unproductive, and boring.  Most of the people would rather poke themselves in the eye with a fork and go to the hospital than sit in your meetings.  Why?  Because there is no purpose behind most meetings.  They are a waste.  Secondly you demand people to attend who have nothing to do with accomplishing anything, so you are wasting their time.  The fact is you could have sent them a synopsis rather than have them come.  And let's be honest we are all lying to ourselves that by having meetings we are creating a team.   Thankfully Dr. Rick Brinkman is on this episode of A New Direction to help us get meetings right or possibly not have them at all!  Yes that is exactly what I said...no meetings! Dr. Brinkman's book entitled "Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand"  is a fabulous insightful look at meetings and why they don't work and why people hate them.  He then helps clean them up by thinking about them as flying a plane and all the crew members involved.  From the pilot who runs the meeting, to the traffic controllers who make sure the meeting is moving and on point, to the flight recorder who makes certain we are clear on what we met about.  "Dealing with Meetings You Can't Stand" also deals with the types of people you inevitably will deal with in a meeting, like the "tank", the "know-it-all", the "think-they-know-it-all", the "grenade" and others.   The book is insightful and fun, you will both laugh and start changing your meetings. My Co-host for this Episode of A New Direction is Ralph Peterson:  Ralph Peterson, a US Marine Veteran, Sought after speaker, Author, a Management Development Coach, and the CEO and Founder of #1 Virtual Training Center for Housekeeping Managers in Long-Term Care, doesn’t pull any punches.  With 20 years of management training experience, specifically in long-term care, Ralph is the leading expert.  Go to ralphpeterson.com Please thank our sponsors for their support of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are hurt from work, the recreational gym person, or a professional athlete. EPIC PT can help you get back to doing those things you not only need to do but want to do.  From recovering from major surgery to basic nutrition, lean on the physical therapists that so many professional athletes use.  Because you are worth it…be EPIC!  Head on over to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS they can help you sell your home or buy your next home.  For 35 years they have been known for their “Legendary Customer Service”.  And even if you live in another area, they are connected to the best real estate professionals that they can recommend to help you with your residential real estate needs.  Learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com

Jun 30

59 min 22 sec

Are you stuck?  Do you feel like your career is a a dead end?  Do you look at your life and say "is this all?"  We all have dreams of success.  But what keeps us from achieving it?  The first person you have to look is you?  The second thing you must do to reach success is stop blaming other people, situations and circumstances.  The fact is when studying people who have achieved success there are some common traits that any of us can learn.  And Author Peter G. Ruppert joins us in this episode of A New Direction and gives us insights to how you can be "Limitless" and get success in your life, career, and your business. Peter Ruppert's book is entitled "Limitless: Nine Steps to Launch Your Extraordinary Life" the lessons in this book are both timeless and practical.   And at the end of each chapter Peter lays out Action Steps to help you truly develop your success in your pursuits.  When it comes to success there is no guarantees.  But we also know that if we sit and do nothing we are guaranteed to get nothing.  When it comes to you success whether it is in your life, or your career, or our business you owe it to yourself to become "Limitless" Please say thank you to our sponsors we are so grateful that they commit their dollars to A New Direction and help us grow! EPIC Physical Therapy, injury, post surgery, nagging aches and pains, gym rats, to professional athletes, the highly skilled and certified staff at EPIC Physical Therapy is there to get you back to where you want to be.  They understand that every body is different, so they design a custom treatment for you using the latest technology and knowledge.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery. EPIC Results!  That is EPIC Physical Therapy, check them out at www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years they have created relationships that last a life time, that is why when it comes to real estate they are known as the “legends of customer service”.  The know that your home is personal.  It is part of your legacy of life.  And they want to get to know you so that they can sell your home in the way it should be sold, and help you buy the home to start your next chapter of life.  Why not click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Jun 23

58 min 46 sec

It has been said, that we don't have business problems, but we have personal problems that affect our business.  And nothing can affect your business, career, and life than relationships.  Whether you are looking for one or are in one, our significant other relationships affect our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well being.  When our relationships are great with our significant other the world is a better place and seems much easier to deal with...but...a relationship that is sour can destroy confidence, slash our self-esteem, and cause great distraction.  Thankfully the world's #1 Relationship author Dr. John Gray  has returned to A New Direction help you and I get clarity. His latest book "Beyond Mars and Venus" is really Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus Revised edition.  Here Dr. Gray explains how our hormones affect every part of our lives.  And the activities we do whether they are work, rest, communication, fun, or sex can change those hormones.  And when our hormones are out of whack that it is easy for our relationships to be out of sync as well.  In this episode Dr. Gray takes us on the journey to understand a women's need to be heard and a man's need to be appreciated.  We dig deep into the fact that are hormones can be so out of balance that we can even no longer desire a relationship.  Beyond Mars and Venus is insightful and a huge help to any relationship or future relationship. And Make sure you catch John Gray LIve on both Facebook and YouTube: Thursdays 10am-1pm PST 1pm-4pm EST FACEBOOK  https://www.facebook.com/Mars.Venus.John.Gray YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/JohnGrayMarsVenus     Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm PST Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you just need some guidance to get in better shape, you have an injury or recent surgery, or you are an elite athlete getting yourself back into the game, the certified experts coupled with the latest start of the art equipment will help you get you where you want to be.  EPIC relief.  EPIC recovery.  EPIC results.  That is EPIC Physical Therapy.  Head on over to www.EPICpt.com and learn more! and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, for 35 years they have helped thousands of people all over the world when it comes to buying and selling real estate.  Completely locally owned and unaffiliated Linda and her expert team can help you find the best expert in real estate regardless of what company they work for.  Just one more reason why for 35 years they have been known as the “legends of customer service”.  Give them a call!  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Jun 16

59 min 55 sec

Could you be more productive?  The answer is simply "yes".  The fact is there are things in our personal and professional lives that we could be doing differently that could make us more efficient and productive.  When we think of productivity so often we think of organization.  Yes, organization is important but productivity is more than organization.  Sometimes our productivity is affected by our environment, distractions, notifications, having bad habits, an inability to focus, or simply not knowing what tools are available to help us become more productive.  Thankfully Productivity Expert and Author Debbie Rosemont joins us on this episode of A New Direction to help you and I with our productivity. As Debbie will point out to us being more productive starts with our "why".  That is why do you want to be more productive?  What will the end look like?  And what is your motivator for productivity, more revenue, retaining your employees, spending more time with family, or just doing some thing you want to do?  Debbie Rosemont's book Six-Word Lessons to Be More Productive is one of those practical quick reads that will challenge you and at the same time change you.  With 100 lessons, Debbie talks about everything from dealing with clutter, to finding the right paper, to email, to when to have meetings and what the agenda should be.  Get your copy of Six-Word Lessons to be more Productive and also Debbie has provided other valuable resources for you to take advantage of: 6-Month Productivity Transformation package – solid strategies, established habits, sustainable results Free Resource: Rock Your Work from Home guide Free Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/organizetooptimize 1 Habit for a Thriving Home Office book Six Word Lessons to Be More Productive book Stop feeling overwhelmed and disorganized and finally have time for your priorities. Schedule a Free Discovery Call to explore working together: https://SimplyPlaced.as.me/DiscoveryCall Special for your listeners: (For $97, about $50 off regular price): Organize to Optimize mini-course and Productivity Task Master Bundle It’s About Time virtual productivity program Please thank our sponsors of A New Direction!  We are so grateful for their financial support in helping the show grow and get to you. EPIC Physical Therapy, if you need better nutrition, post surgery rehabilitation, better movement, or being at the top of your game as an athlete, EPIC PT are the certified professionals with the latest technology to get you back doing  or get you doing what it is that you want to do physically.  Honestly, they are my go to physical therapists, and I have to say that they get me back to doing the things I enjoy safely, quickly, and with great results.  So if you are looking for EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results…then look no further the EPIC Physical Therapy. Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for more than 35 years they have been at the top of the list when it comes to real estate.  How have they done that?  They create real relationships.  In a low touch, high tech world the one area that they recognize as the most important is truly connecting with you and understanding what you need and want from the home selling and buying process.  The only way they can know that…is by getting to know you!  Come on over to the Real Estate Professionals who focus on the Relationship.  Click on over to Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS…  www.lindacraft.com

Jun 9

1 hr 1 min

We all know the saying, "time is money", but most of us do not really understand how it applies to our business.  What if there was a way to measure how much money time is costing you?  Well you do not have to look any further, because on this episode of A New Direction, co-author Sean Fields introduces us to Quantum Lean (QL).  So what is Quantum Lean?  Perhaps you have heard of "Lean" basically a way of finding waste in business started by the Japanese company Toyota.  Quantum Lean is a simplified and yet specific way to find the wasted time in your business and applying specific tools in a creative way to reduce that time so that you become more efficient, more effective, and ultimately more profitable. Typically lean practices have been applied to manufacturing companies and corporations.  But in this episode Sean Fields shows you how you can apply Quantum Lean to every type of business, from Doctor's offices to Real Estate to Movie Theaters to even making your own Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich.  Quantum Lean will absolutely change the way you look at your business, other businesses, and even your own life so that you can be more efficient and profitable.  It is a great read, practical, applicable, and truly a business changer.  I can also endorse that you will never look at your business or any business the same after you read it. Please reach out and tell our sponsors you heard them on A New Direction! From everyday aches and pains to elite athletes EPIC Physical Therapy has the latest cutting edge equipment, certified staff with cutting edge treatments to help you get back to doing the very things you desire to do.  They are my physical therapists and I highly recommend them!  If you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results do you and your body a favor and check out the professionals at EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors have been a partner since the very beginning.  They are the relationship real estate professionals and for 35 years they built a reputation in the world wide real estate community as the real estate people with “Legendary Customer Service”.  They understand that a home is made not of bricks, sticks and mortar, but of people and those are memories that are personal and last a lifetime.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Jun 3

1 hr

Many people believe that millionaires have their money because they inherited it, won it, or married into it.  According to a Fidelity investment study however, 88% of today's millionaires are self-made.  How did they do it?  What is the secret behind how these self-made millionaires got to where they are today.  In this episode of A New Direction Author Mark Gleason interviewed 18 self-made millionaires to find out what they all had in common that enabled them to reach the place they are today.  Some of the tips may not shock you, others...well they will challenge you, because the truth is, you probably are not doing the things you need to do so you can live like you desire to. The book "Undercover Millionaire" is currently only available privately through Mark Gleason.  However, plans are in the works to have the book available where ever books are sold.  The chapters are short.  It is a very quick read, and their are so many tips from these millionaire experts that there is something for everyone.  The fact is the vast majority of their secrets are things that you can start right now this moment.  Things like saving money, not spending on things you don't need, having a positive mindset, putting in more effort, working harder, being more persistent, finding out how to use your natural talents as a means to income and so much more! A New Direction is so grateful to our sponsors, please find their Facebook pages and Instagram Profiles and LIKE and FOLLOW them. Thank you to our sponsors!  Epic Physical Therapy.  Whether you just wan to move and feel better, have been injured, or you are a professional athlete or anywhere in between Epic Physical Therapy offers the latest in cutting edge equipment and the certified staff with the latest therapeutic techniques to help get your body and you back to where you want to be.  Don’t waste another day, get EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, Get EPIC Results, Get EPIC Physical Therapy!  Go to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft and Team, Realtors they not only sponsor A New Direction, but they are also a corporate sponsor of the Carolina Hurricanes NHL hockey team.  Linda built her business in 1985 one relationship at a time, and her team and her continue to do the same things she did 35 years ago and provide personalized legendary customer service.  They can help you regardless of where you live.  Check them out by going to www.LindaCraft.com Remember you can listen to A New Direction on the Oak 93.5 FM out of Raleigh.  You can listen in your car every Thursday at 4 pm EST and Sundays 10 am EST. Tune in on your radio if you live in the Research Triangle Area or listen on line by clicking here to listen online.  Tell them you heard A New Direction on 93.5 and tell them how much you are enjoying listening.  www.Oak935.org  

May 27

59 min 27 sec

Now probably more than every the issue of teams has become in question.  Before the pandemic when everyone worked in the office, it was much easier to be a team since we were all sitting in the same room and face to face.  But today with the hybrid of people at home and at work teams have become...well...let's just say a bit more difficult.  Thankfully Leo Bottary is with us on this episode of A New Direction to help understand that whether we are remote or in the same room, or some combination we can still build high performance teams.  How?  Well as Leo Bottary says best..."The Power of 'WE' starts with 'ME'".  Are you "all-in".  because that is who it begins with...YOU! Leo Bottary's latest book is entitled "Peernovation: What Peer Advisory Groups Can Teach Us About Building High-Performance Teams"  The book is a beautiful complement of research, experience, and practical application.  The forward is by Jeffery Hayzlett and starts the book off right understanding how we often live so disconnected that we have to intentionally get reconnected if we are truly going to be successful.  Peernovation points out 5 factors that contribute the most high performance teams: Having the Right People in the room who share a clarity of purpose Psychological safety. Be committed to being highly productive. Have a sense of personal responsibility/ accountability to the team members. Be led by a servant leader who serves as the steward of the other four factors The book is an outstanding read, you will love the show! Please find our sponsors on Facebook and LIKE their pages we are so grateful for their support of A New Direction: EPIC Physical Therapy is are newest sponsor, and when it comes to physical therapy they are the premier therapists and have a premier facility.  Whether you have that nagging injury from gardening, just want to be in better shape, or you are an elite athlete that needs to get back to your sport.  EPIC Physical Therapy will help you meet your goals.  EPIC Relief.  EPIC Recovery.  EPIC Physical Therapy.  YOU can learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS…for more than 35 years they have given thousands of client from all over the world legendary customer service.  Always finding ways to serve their clients and community better Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS use the latest technology to help home sellers and home buyers with their goals.  Located in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina they can help you where ever you live.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

May 20

59 min 36 sec

Whether it is business or life you probably have some sort of strategy, but is that strategy producing the results that you had hoped for?  So what is the problem?  Is it the strategy...maybe, but probably not.  When it comes to getting the results that you want the biggest issue may be your execution.  Meaning that everything is in the right place, you have a good plan you just are not doing the behavior necessary to see it through. So what is interfering with execution?  Well, in this episode of A New Direction, world renown consultant and coach Sean T. Ryan CEO of Whitewater Consulting joins us to talk about the 7 gears that need to be executed to get from strategy to results.  You are going to love Sean and you are going to love his book..."Get in Gear". If you are not seeing the results that you want in your life, career, or business, chances are one of your gears needs a cleaning, a little oil, maybe it's a little wobbly, or you may need to redo the whole gear.  So what are the 7 gears? Right, Right, Right Align the Architecture Culture of Communications Result Oriented Goals Visible Score Card Critical Performance Drivers Follow Up/Follow Through "Get in Gear" is an excellent read and will get you on the right track to ensure you have the right strategy, the you are following through on your execution, and that you achieve the results you are looking for.  Get in Gear is available in bookstores everywhere I highly recommend it! Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction we are so grateful that they help us cover our expenses! EPIC Physical Therapy from non-athletes to professional athletes EPIC PT has the best certified therapists along with cutting edge technology to help anyone reach their physical goals.  Even if you want to just get in better condition or need a better diet plan.  EPIC Physical Therapy can help you get back to work or play.  So if you want to be EPIC then get EPIC results from EPIC Physical Therapy.  Give them a call or click on over to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for 35 years and going strong find out why they are known as having legendary customer service.  There is a reason why 1000’s of people from all over the world choose Linda Craft & Team and keep coming back for all their home selling and buying needs and investments.  They are the locally owned company that is world renown.  Learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com    

May 12

1 hr 1 min

John Wooden was the greatest college basketball coach of all time.  He won 10 National Championships and 4 undefeated seasons while at UCLA.  Some have even said, that John Wooden was the greatest coach of any sport...it would be hard to argue against him.  As great as John Wooden was as a basketball coach he was even a better coach of life.  His players loved him, and he invested himself in them.  His leadership was legendary and still is today.  We are so fortunate to have with us on this episode of A New Direction Lynn Guerin who spent the last 25+ years with coach Wooden up until his last dying words.  He worked with Coach Wooden to develop a coaching model for success and leadership.  And continues today to coach companies the "Wooden Way". Along with Jason Lavin, Lynn Guerin have written the book "Coach 'Em Way Up" based on the fundamental principles espoused by Coach Wooden.  The book is practical and insightful into the Leadership and success lesson Coach Wooden practiced every single day and taught to his teams.  Always the engineer he created his "Pyramid of Success" which would guide him daily and continues to guide others who follow it.  The book "Coach 'Em Way Up" is filled with not only tremendous insights, but also work sheets to help you coach yourself (which is the most important person to begin with), and use with your teams.  There is also an online assessment that I highly recommend you should take.  I took it twice (the first time I was in denial).  To access the assessment click on or copy and paste https://www.thejohnrwoodencourse.com/the-pyramid-of-success-assessment-for-individuals and for A New Direction listeners if you use the code "Coach50" you will get 50% off the assessment.  It is a great deal and it will change the way you look at yourself and your leadership. We really would like to ask you to thank our sponsors.  Their financial support of A New Direction is so critical to helping us provide quality guests, books, and great sounding show. EPIC Physical Therapy, they not only have the latest technology, they are certified and trained to have the latest therapeutic techniques.  Regardless if you just need to move a little better, are recovering from an injury or surgery, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete.  EPIC PT will provide you with a customized treatment specifically designed for you.  Are you ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results?  Then head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors they literally are a locally owned independent real estate company,  that serves the world.   How can a small company serve the world?  They have created relationships with the best real estate experts in the world to help you regardless of where you live get the best person possible.  And because they are independent of any national brand they have relationships with other professionals from all the companies, not just the ones that are part of a national branded network.  For 35 years they continue to build relationships because that is how Linda started the business and continues to do so today.  Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com Hey…do me a favor and please tell your friends to subscribe on their favorite podcast platform and give us a 5 star rating we are so grateful when you do!

May 6

58 min 59 sec

If you talk to the most successful Entrepreneurs in the world you will find that there are many traits that are associated with success.  And one of those traits is being undaunted.  Being entrepreneur requires you to be perseverant even when everyone else wants you to quit.  It means being resilient when you yourself feel like quitting.  As an Undaunted  entrepreneur you must stand up for yourself, putting yourself out there, believing in yourself, your product or service and not letting circumstances dictate your actions.  The fact is if you want success in your entrepreneur life, you need to lead the undaunted life.  And that is true of this weeks guest on A New Direction, CEO and Founder of Hint Water Kara Goldin.  If there is anyone who has demonstrated that success comes from being undaunted she is the poster child. Kara's book "undaunted" is a journey from Kara's beginnings of working in a toy store to having an entrepreneurial idea that she could make a sugar free water taste good and be good for you when she started in Hint.  As you follow along on her incredible journey she shares with you entrepreneur and success lessons she learned along the way that she applied to her everyday living.  And now on A New Direction through her book "Undaunted" she shares with you those lessons so that you can achieve your dream of being an entrepreneur and become the success you were designed to become.  Kara Goldin is one of those guests that you will listen to over and over again! Undaunted is available as an audio book too!  Just click here to get yours right now! Hey friends and listeners I really do appreciate you!  Thank you for listening and please tell your friends.  Also if you would where ever you listen would you give us a positive rating and review!  I would be so grateful. Please like the social media pages and say thank you to our sponsors of A New Direction. EPIC Physical Therapy, they have all the latest equipment, tools, and technology, but what makes EPIC…well…EPIC is their certified staff.  They really do understand that no two injuries or people are exactly the same so they will customize a treatment plan specifically for you.  So if you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results whether you are recovering from surgery or overcoming an athletic injury or just want to be a better version of you please contact EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years they have remained at the top of the real estate market.  Why? Because they truly are known as the “Legends of Customer Service”.  For 35 years they have built their business by building one relationship at a time.  Linda’s first customer was in 1985 and they still come to see her today, because that relationship is still as important today as it was 35 years ago.  Find out why Linda Craft & Team offer a real relationship difference.  Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Apr 28

59 min 26 sec

Let's be honest the real test of a leader is how are they leading in a crisis.  And there has been no greater crisis in most of our lifetimes then dealing with our world and Covid-19.  If you are an aspiring leader, or perhaps a current leader and you are questioning your ability to lead, you would not be alone.   But there is hope!  Author, Executive Coach, and former journalist Atholl Duncan from Scotland joins us in this episode of A New Direction. And he is bringing with him some of the worlds top leading leaders and how they lead in crisis. Atholl Duncan's book is entitled "Leaders in Lockdown".  He interview 28 of some of the world's most respected and powerful business leaders and while they were in the Covid-19 lockdown how they were leading their companies during this period.  The leaders were candid with what they were facing, and what they were doing to either keep their keep their companies financially profitable, and their people engaged and employed.  The book is an insightful read into the thoughts and processes of these leaders, and how each have their own perspective.  One thing is for sure, there is more than one way to lead and leading. Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction! EPIC Physical Therapy – from everyday aches and pains, to better nutrition, to high performance professional athletes, EPIC PT highly experienced staff coupled with the latest cutting edge technology can help you get to the place you want to be.  When you first walk in to EPIC Physical Therapy it will immediately become apparent that you are in for a change of you.   An EPIC you!  Learn more about becoming EPIC by going to www.EPICpt.com  And… Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, for 35 years they have been known as the “Legends of Customer Service”, because it is their culture.  They have helped people from all over find the right professional to sell or buy their home.  And if you are located in the greater Raleigh – Durham – Research Triangle Park (RTP) area stop in and get a FREE bottle of water and learn more…head on over to www.LindaCraft.com for more details

Apr 21

1 hr 1 min

Every business focuses on pretty much the same thing...the numbers, or as we like to say, "the analytics".  But like a doctor who can only prescribe medicine for the symptoms, the numbers, or analytics cannot get to the core of your issues and problems.  What is more the number and analytics cannot solve your problems.  But Creativity can!  This is the problem with society in general today.  Our schools, teachers and universities focus on left brain analytic training that is focused on getting the right answer...versus getting the most creative solution.  The fact is business today is so left brain focus we have a tendency to not hire right brain people.  And we certainly do not want to put those "creativity champions" in leadership.  But the fact is if you want to be successful, if you want growth, if you want to get unstuck in your business and career there is only one way to get there...creativity.  Thank fully creative expert and author of "The Creator Mindset" Nir Bashan joins us in this episode of A New Direction. The Creator Mindset is one of the most eye opening business books that you will ever read.  The fact is we make the mistake of linking "art" and "music" with creativity.  But those are only subsets of the creator mindset.  If you want solutions to tomorrows problems it will come from The Creator Mindset and not another PowerPoint presentation filled with numbers.  Nir Bashan's book "The Creator Mindset" will challenge you...but only if you are open to it and do not shut down your brain.  It will open you to the fact that every single one of us has creative ability, but as with most of us we are so focused on the numbers on the left side of our brain our right side creative side is left dormant and in fact starts to wither like a plant without water.  Think about this you have two halves of your brain, you have become so focused on using the left half, leaving the right half alone, you are only realizing half of your potential.  It's time to relearn how to be creative.  It's time to get "The Creator Mindset". Thank you to our sponsors!  Epic Physical Therapy.  Whether you just wan to move and feel better, have been injured, or you are a professional athlete or anywhere in between Epic Physical Therapy offers the latest in cutting edge equipment and the certified staff with the latest therapeutic techniques to help get your body and you back to where you want to be.  Don’t waste another day, get EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, Get EPIC Results, Get EPIC Physical Therapy!  Go to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft and Team, Realtors they not only sponsor A New Direction, but they are also a corporate sponsor of the Carolina Hurricanes NHL hockey team.  Linda built her business in 1985 one relationship at a time, and her team and her continue to do the same things she did 35 years ago and provide personalized legendary customer service.  They can help you regardless of where you live.  Check them out by going to www.LindaCraft.com Remember you can listen to A New Direction on the Oak 93.5 FM out of Raleigh.  You can listen in your car every Thursday at 4 pm EST and Sundays 10 am EST. Tune in on your radio if you live in the Research Triangle Area or listen on line by clicking here to listen online.  Tell them you heard A New Direction on 93.5 and tell them how much you are enjoying listening.  www.Oak935.org

Apr 14

1 hr

Opportunity is truly all around us.   However, so few of us capitalize on them and for a variety of reasons.  Sometimes we don't see them because of fear, sometimes we miss them because of our attitude of negativity, or perhaps we miss it because we simply do not have the skills to recognize opportunities.  So how do we develop those skills?  Well fortunately for us on this episode of A New Direction,  multi-talented, multi-entrepreneur Barry Habib teaches you the skills that are needed to not only see the opportunity, but leverage it.  It all starts with your mindset.  And when it comes to having a positive mindset Barry understands it full well.  Born into an immigrant family that could not speak English and had no money, Barry had to learn that no matter what the circumstances that you find yourself in, you always have control of your mindset, your attitude and your effort. Barry has written what I consider one of the most encouraging, inspirational, and helpful books that will change your life on a personal, professional, and financial level.  The book is entitled "Money in the Streets: A Playbook for Finding and Seizing the Opportunity All Around You".  Money in the streets is a phrase that means there are opportunities all around us that others are passing by.  Here is Barry's take on his book: "If you want more success in your life, if you want greater success no matter where you are, but mostly, if you want to do good for others with your success, then you're the person I want reading this book, because... You have the power to change the world." Get you copy of #1 Amazon Best Selling "Money in the Streets". Please thank your sponsors for their financial support of A New Direction. EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service. Located in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina…they are indeed legendary when it comes to service.  Learn more  by going to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors  www.LindaCraft.com

Apr 8

59 min 36 sec

According to the National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 7-8% of the population is suffering from this malady.  It is often ignored, misunderstood, and often attribute other reasons to the behavior of those with PTSD.   For sure those men and women who are or were combat veterans, first responders, and Covid front line workers have the greatest potential to develop PTSD.  The statistics for combat veterans that suffer from PTSD is between 11 -20%  The fact is not everyone has it, and it looks different in each person who does have it.  It surrounds us everyday, but we ignore it.   People you work with, people you manage, people that live right next store can be suffering from it, but because of shame and embarrassment they keep it behind closed doors.  It affects their job, their spouses, their children, and their friends and family.  But thankfully on this episode of A New Direction Author Jen Satterly wife of Delta Force Command Sergeant Major Tom Satterly who suffers from PTSD after 20 years of deployment gives you insights and tactics to give you hope for those who deal with PTS...because it truly is not a disorder. Jen Satterly's book entitled "Arsenal of Hope: Tactics for Taking on PTSD, Together" is a vulnerable look inside at what it is really like to live with someone who has PTSD.  She also reveals as a coach to many veterans the journey, and the hard work it takes to make even a small step in recovery from PTSD.  And yes people can and do recover.  As Jen Satterly explains it is a biological problem from years of training to be an elite fighting machine, meant to protect others and rid the world of evil.  "Arsenal of Hope" is powerfully insightful and filled with practical information to help those who have PTSD, and help them get help.  Jen Satterly along with her husband Tom Satterly are co-founders of the All Secure Foundation which helps our veterans and first responders overcome their PTSD and find the right resources to help them live the thriving life after the military.  You can learn more by going to www.allsecurefoundation.com Please Thank our sponsors of A New Direction by reaching out to them and saying thank you and using their services. EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com

Mar 31

1 hr 1 min

Do you know who stands in the way of your personal, professional and relationship success? You.  So often we want to blame our circumstances or other people but the real truth is we are ultimately responsible for the decisions we make, our own happiness, but we are equally responsible for how we respond to  what life throws at us.  When it comes right down to it, who is most accountable...it's you.  And the biggest problem is Mastering You.  Meaning you have to find the things in your past and your present that are keeping you from being the person you always thought you could be. Thankfully in this episode of A New Direction we have author/coach/speaker and one of the most insightful people on the planet to help...you.  His name is Skip Cummins. Skip Cummins has had more tragic loss than most people.  The suicide loss of an alcoholic mother.  The death of a daughter he adopted.  Loss of two marriages.  Loss of being the CEO of a major company.  Loss of his reputation, self-esteem, identity, career, and it goes on and on.  However, while at the bottom of the bottom he finds transformation and ultimate triumph.  And writes it all down in his outstanding book "Mastering You from the Inside Out".  This book is filled with exercises that if you will follow through on them will be opening, life transforming, and start you on your way to taking back control of the one person that can change your future...and that person is...YOU!  Get your copy of "Mastering You from the Inside Out". Please reach out and thank our sponsors for allowing us to continue to bring such great guests on A New Direction. EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com   When you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com

Mar 25

59 min 49 sec

Everyone wants to be a manager.  They have this erroneous belief that when you become a manager that you have extra benefits and your work is less.  DON'T YOU BELIEVE IT!  There is a reason why there are so many managing jobs out there.  One is because in a very short time people realize that the work and responsibility is more.  Two, they realize they are over their head and it's hard.  But the biggest reason is because when people get a management position they really do not have the skills and know-how when it comes to managing people.  Most people when they get into management think they will have the open door, golden rule policies.  You know the "do unto others", "I don't expect you to do anything I wouldn't do", "pick and choose your battles" etc.  But the reality is those policies never work and managers fail despite their good intentions.  Thankfully in this episode of A New Direction Management Trainer, Guru, and friend of the show Ralph Peterson sets us straight. Ralph's latest book entitled, "The Good Manager: Being Great is Overrated" is on eye opening look at what it takes to be a "Good Manager".  Why "good" and not "great" well as he points out using his analogy of the "Rocky" movie series, when we get great we get complacent and we stop doing the things that we did to be great.  The truth is you just need to be really good when it comes to managing which means that you have to be consistent and do the hard work that got you to a managing position and continue to do it.  "The Good Manager" has a wealth of awesome advice when it comes to managing people.  I promise you this many of the things Ralph is going to talk about in the book will shock you, surprise you, but when you start to put it all in perspective, you realize one thing...to be "The Good Manager" it may be simple, but it  is not that easy.  Oh and one other thing...Never be evil!  You are going to love Ralph Peterson! We are so grateful for the financial support of the sponsors of A New Direction.    Please go to their websites and thank them.  Even going to their social media pages and giving them a LIKE! EPIC Physical Therapy is the choice of professional athletes as well as people who have been injure or recovering from surgery.  Listen even if you just want to move and feel better they can help with that too.  They have the latest equipment and technology, but perhaps their greatest asset is their people.  They have the certified staff that will design a customized treatment plan specifically for YOU.  They understand that therapy is more than physical, it is also a mental, emotional, and spiritual recovery as well.  Look if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results start with EPIC Physical Therapy – www.EPIC pt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, their clients say that their customer service is “legendary” and the reason for that is because for 35 years they build and maintain personal relationships with their clients.  Why?  Because buying and selling of a house is a great deal more than a business transaction, it is a life altering experience.  That’s because we don’t just live in a home, some of our most significant memories will be made in that home.  Linda and her team are dedicated to taking care of your memory maker as if it were their own.  Whether you are about to purchase a new home, or sell your current home, start with the relationship legends.  Start with Linda Craft & Team, Realtors – www.LindaCraft.com

Mar 17

59 min 52 sec

Since the Covid-19 Pandemic more business are having their employees work from home.  And when it comes to remote work some companies love it and some do not.  This is also true of employees.  More introverts feel like they have reached the mecca, while the extroverts are suffering.  So then when it comes to remote work what does a business need to do to survive and thrive?  And what about the employees?  What do they need  to do to survive and thrive?    Thankfully on this episode of A New Direction remote expert Sharon Koifman owner of DistantJob joins us to help both your company and employees thrive in remote work. Sharon has written a truly insightful book when it comes to dealing with our changing work world entitle, "Surviving Remote Work".  This book digs into some of the most daunting issues when it comes to working behind a computer in your home or where ever you may be issues such as: Creating Trust in a Remote World Dealing with Distractions Technology Considerations Dealing with Remote Work Employee Mental Health...and so much more! "Surviving Remote Work" is a must read right now during the pandemic, or if you are going to make the move to keep your company and employees working remotely.  Great thinking read!  Get your copy of "Surviving Remote Work"! Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction EPIC Physical Therapy, they not only have the latest technology, they are certified and trained to have the latest therapeutic techniques.  Regardless if you just need to move a little better, are recovering from an injury or surgery, a weekend warrior, or a professional athlete.  EPIC PT will provide you with a customized treatment specifically designed for you.  Are you ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery and EPIC Results?  Then head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors they literally are a locally owned independent real estate company,  that serves the world.   How can a small company serve the world?  They have created relationships with the best real estate experts in the world to help you regardless of where you live get the best person possible.  And because they are independent of any national brand they have relationships with other professionals from all the companies, not just the ones that are part of a national branded network.  For 35 years they continue to build relationships because that is how Linda started the business and continues to do so today.  Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com Hey…do me a favor and please tell your friends to subscribe on their favorite podcast platform and give us a 5 star rating we are so grateful when you do!

Mar 10

1 hr

There is so much written on company and corporate culture that it would be impossible to read it all in a life time.  Most of what is written can be classified as "pop culture".  We often get clever sayings like, "culture eats strategy for breakfast".   But does it really?  To start with what is culture when it comes to a company?  Do we really understand it?  We assume that we control it, but do we really?  Is it made up of values?  Who's values?  Is it employee well being?  What does that mean?  Can we measure it's effect on business?  Can we change it?  How? With all that has been written the truth is we have more questions than answers.  What is more  the whole field of culture lacks one important dynamic...an empirical scientific approach.  That is why in this episode of A New Direction Cognitive Anthropologist Dr. David G. White enlightens us with his scientific insights about what culture really is and how it can be affected as well as the limitations. Dr White's book  Disrupting Corporate Culture  is more of an academic book.  It is not a lay person's read, but none-the-less it is an important read when it comes to understanding what culture is.  Dr. White in this episode helps us break down the jargon, move from the academic view and helps us get a perspective of how we are thinking about culture in the wrong way, dispels the myths and gives us insight into how are brains create culture.    So forget what you thought you knew about company culture, because the science of Disrupting Corporate Culture is about open your eyes as to what it really is and the difficulties in changing it. Please Thank the Sponsors of A New Direction EPIC Physical Therapy has been sponsoring A New Direction for quite some time.  They are truly the “go to” physical therapists.  With their certified staff and state of the art equipment and technology whether you just want to move and feel better, are recovering from an injury, or are an athlete who wants to be performing at the top of your game, EPIC Physical Therapy is the place to start.  When you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results then head on over to the certified professionals at EPIC Physical Therapy  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their clients say they are have “legendary” customer service.  The reason they say that is because Linda Craft has built her business one relationship at a time, because she understood that the home purchase is more than likely the single highest purchase you will make in your life time, but more than that she knows that the memories that are made in your home no one can put a price on.  Linda Craft & Team have helped thousands of clients achieve their dream, and they would love to help you too.  Just click on

Mar 3

1 hr 1 min

We all will experience conflict, but how do we handle it?  Are you a conflict avoider?  Hoping the problem will go away.  Maybe you are a conflict enforcer?  Where you take control of situation and it is your way or the hi-way.  Perhaps your a conflict manager?  You just want to manage the conflict not really dealing with the issues in an attempt to smooth it over.  There is a better way!  And it is called "reconciliation".  What does it take to get to reconciliation?  Dangerous Love.  In this episode of A New Direction Former ESPN NBA analyst and Conflict Specialist Chad Ford joins us again.  We talk about why Dangerous Love is not a "Kumbaya" moment.  Why Dangerous Love requires truth, mercy, and justice.   We even go into specific situations where we ask how do you practice Dangerous Love in an abusive relationship. Dangerous Love: Transforming Fear and Conflict at Home, at Work, and in the World is simply a great book into how we can best handle conflict.  The fact is we have to take responsibility for our part of the conflict.  We can easily be self-deceived into believing it is the other person's fault.  And we neglect to look at how we may have contributed to the problem. Dangerous Love makes us take a close examination of ourselves, remove the emotions, and take action and make the first step toward being reconciled.  Great Book! Thanks to our sponsors we are able to bring such great guests as Chad Ford on A New Direction.  Please go to their Facebook and Instagram pages give them a LIKE or a FOLLOW just to say thank you! EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com

Feb 11

1 hr 2 min

There was a time when men and women had specific roles in their relationship.  Typically the man worked at his job, and the wife stayed at home.  While that seems archaic by today's standards the fact of the matter was it actually made the relationship much easier and steadier because everyone knew their role, and as we often say today, "they stayed in their lane". Today's relationships are much more challenging.  More and more couples have their own careers and their own dreams and goals, they try to share not only the financial burden, but the responsibilities at home.  While it is what we are accustomed to the fact of the matter is our ability to stay together in the relationship has suffered as we see a higher break up and divorce rate.  Why?  With all the sharing of responsibility how come it is not producing greater happiness and togetherness within the relationship? It comes down to our male and female biological differences, mainly our hormones.  The fact is men have 10 to 30 times more testosterone then women and women have 10 to 30 times more estrogen than men.  We produce both, but when we are out of balance, meaning when men are producing to much estrogen they get stressed and angry.  And when women get stressed it is because they have too much testosterone.  How does this happen?  Because as men and women are both working they are put in position where the women in her job starts producing more testosterone throwing her out of balance, while a man in his job is producing more estrogen throwing him out of balance.  The result:  A new dynamic in our relationship with each other.  What are we to do?  Thankfully Dr. John Gray the world's #1 relationship expert (And author of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus") joins us no A New Direction to help us get not only our hormones in balance, but also our relationship. His latest book entitled "Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today's Complex World" is stellar.  It is an eye opening look at how our biological differences, combined with our work, combined with our other relationships affect us both negatively and positively.  Dr. Gray also provides solutions to helping your relationships not only grow and thrive, but take it to the next level.  "Beyond Mars and Venus" is in my opinion as absolute must read!  If you want your relationship to grow and be out of this world, listen to the show, and get your copy of "Beyond Mars and Venus". The Sponsor of A New Direction are so important to bringing great guests like Dr. John Gray to the show!  Please reach out and thank them for their generous support. EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com

Feb 3

1 hr 1 min

Did you that more than 17,000,000 employees this year will experience some sort of loss that will lead to their grief?  Meaning that 47,000 employees today are walking into work in grief having experienced some tragic loss in their life.  Did you also know that grief costs companies around $75 Billion in productivity loss a year.  The fact is friends our leadership is failing those who grieve in our businesses.  Most businesses have some sort of a bereavement policy, but what is it 3 days?  I cannot imagine losing a child, or the love of one's life and expect to be back at work, much less be at the same productive rate prior to my loss.  If you are in  leadership and you have any thoughts in your head like, "well, that's the policy", or "they need to suck it up", or "that's not my problem"...then you as a leader are the problem.  We can do better dealing with those stricken by grief due to tragic loss, and honestly we must do better!  In this episode of A New Direction we are joined by two brothers, Guy and Anthony Casablanca.  Guy is a licensed mortician and funeral director, and Anthony is a Leadership trainer and consultant.  Together they have formed a powerful team to help us lead our employees while they are in grief. Guy and Anthony have written what I consider to be the quintessential book  on leadership and grief entitled, "The Dying Art of Leadership: How Leaders Can Help Grieving Employees Excel at Work".  This is an absolute must read for every leader regardless of leadership role in the company.  It should be read by every business coach and consultant to better advise their clients.  It should be read by every employee as a tool to evaluate the company they work  for.  The fact is we will ALL experience grief from tragic loss, and how leadership handles it will tell you all you need to know about the people that lead and the organization they represent.  The Dying Art of Leadership contains even such practical things as "what and what not to say to those in grief", "the do's and don'ts of leading a grieving employee", and so much more.  Get yours here! We at A New Direction are so grateful for the financial support of our sponsors.  Please do us a favor go to their website, LIKE their social media pages, and tell them thank you! EPIC Physical Therapy, I use them whether it be for an injury, post surgery, every day aches and pains, and when I want to get a little more out of my body for athletics.  They are the top choice for professional athletes as well as non-athletes.  Do yourself and your recovery a favor when you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC results check out EPIC Physical Therapy www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft and Team, Realtors, for 35 years the choice of thousands when it comes to real estate.  And regardless of where you live you can meet with them virtually.  They have been on the cutting edge of technology helping people around the world finding the very best professionals to help sell or buy a new home.  They clients call their customer service “legendary”.  Find out why by going to www.LindaCraft.com  

Jan 27

1 hr 4 min

There are so many theories on Leadership it can get quite exhausting.  In fact Leadership theory is wide and so vast you may find yourself throwing your arms up in the air and saying, "I'm just going to do leadership my way".  Well it is confusing.  And it causes us to ask more questions, such as: "Is leadership the same as leading?", "Is managing the same as leadership?", "What skills are necessary for leadership?", "Do I have to have a title or position to perform leadership?", and so many more!  This makes the ideas of leadership even more daunting.  Can we simplify all this in someway?  And the answer is YES!  Gary DePaul, PhD joins us on this episode of A New Direction with his latest book "What the Heck is Leadership and Why Should I Care?" What the Heck is Leadership is really a book about breaking leadership down into some basic fundamental principles that are consistent with successful leadership.  Is this an exhaustive list?  Of course not, but if one were to practice the 7 principles laid about by Gary DePaul you would be much further than the majority of self-proclaimed people in leadership.  What the Heck is Leadership anyway is a perfect example that there are actions that we can all perform to enhance our leadership from whatever position we find ourselves in.  While the book is not a long read it is a book that will stop and make you consider if you are truly demonstrating leadership from where you are right now and certainly if you have a "growth mindset" ways for you to change. Our sponsors are so important to A New Direction please do me a favor and just say, "thank you" to them.  I am truly grateful for all you who do reach out! EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are a professional athlete, a recreational gym goer, or you just have some nagging aches and pains.  EPIC PT is the place you need to be.  Their staff is certified and trained in the latest cutting edge therapeutic techniques, they have access to the latest equipment and  the will assuredly help you to get back to being the physical you that you always knew you were.  They don’t just help get you better…they make you EPIC!  Learn more by going to www.EPICpt.com and Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS for 35 years they are known for their “Legendary Customer Service’.  It is not a simply a slogan, it is part of their cultural DNA.  They are connected with the best real estate professionals and experts all over the world to help you find the right agent to sell or buy your home.  And if you are in the greater Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park Area you can witness their service first hand.  Just head on over to www.LindaCraft.com

Jan 20

1 hr 4 min

Are you leading from your current job?  Why not?  Have you discovered what you are purpose in  your current job?  What?  Why?  Are you thinking to yourself well I am just a (fill in the blank).  You are NOT a "just a".  You are and can be a leader from your current job.  Being a leader does not require a title.  Being a leader is a change of attitude.  It is also a change in action.  And what about your purpose.  Do feel like you cannot possible have a bigger purpose from what you are doing right now?  Oh but your purpose can be revealed in the job you have right now.  And in this episode of "A New Direction" Dr. Michael J. Colburn helps you redesign your thinking, redesign your action, get proactive, and discover your passion right from the job you have right now. Dr. Colburn's book is entitle "Own Your Job".  But it is really more than just taking ownership of your job.  It is taking your job to a whole new level to discover how you can lead from the position your are in.  It is also about discovering your passion and purpose.  In this episode Dr. Colburn also takes you through his "story" technique on how you can discover the talents that you may be overlooking.  And it is those talents that you may not even realize that you have that could be the difference in living out your passion and your purpose.  And it all starts with you and what you "can" do, and what you "will" do.  Own Your Job is available at Amazon and where ever books are sold. Please reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction who support our show! EPIC Physical Therapy is the physical therapists I go to whether it was post surgery, nagging injury, or I just cannot perform at the athletic level I want to.  They have the bleeding edge equipment and the certified staff to customize a treatment program specifically for you, your needs and wants, that helps you reach goals you desire to attain.  When you are ready for EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results, you need to click on over to EPIC Physical Therapy…www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their clients and friends have said when it comes to real estate and going the extra mile and providing a world class experience, they are have “legendary customer service”.  Locally owned, and independent of the national brands, they have literally helped people all over the world by finding the best real estate professional in your area.  So before you sell or buy your home, start with the “legends” at Linda Craft & Team, Realtors…you can learn more by going to www.LindaCraft.com

Jan 14

1 hr 4 min

In today's world more people than ever have a home office.  And as nice as that sounds and can be, it is not always conducive to productivity.  As a matter of fact you home office may be more home than office.  And the idea of trying to "balance" your work and your life from your home office?  Well, there is no such thing as balance.  In fact, it is really more of a blend and compromise.  And let's be honest some of us can work from home better than others.  Some of our personality traits are better suited to a home office than other personalities.  So what is the answer?  Well thankfully Certified Production Consultant Debbie Rosemont joins us on this episode of A New Direction. Debbie Rosemont has co-authored a book entitled "1 Habit for a Thriving Home Office". In reality these are more than 70 experts who give you sage advice and wisdom to help you create a home office that will rocket you to greater success. SPECIAL OFFER FROM DEBBIE to ALL A NEW DIRECTION LISTENERS! Debbie has provided you with Resources to help you build your Home Office: Free Resource: Rock Your Work from Home guide 1 Habit for a Thriving Home Office book Six Word Lessons to Be More Productive book Special for your listeners: (For $97, about $50 off regular price): Organize to Optimize mini-course and Productivity Task Master Bundle Affordable, valuable group program: It’s About Time virtual productivity program Personalized, customized individual coaching: 6-Month Productivity Transformation package – solid strategies, established habits, accountability, sustainable results Connect with Debbie on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and  YouTube Message from Debbie.  "If any listener would like to explore what it would be like to work together, they can book a free Discovery call. If they mention Jay Izso or A New Direction in the comments when they book, I’ll include a gift of our 90 Day Focus Tool. https://SimplyPlaced.as.me/DiscoveryCall How cool is this!  Get the book take advantage of the resources and become more productive and ultimately more successful. Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction for their support of the show.  It is because of their financial support we can continue to bring you the best guests and a quality program. EPIC Physical Therapy, not just for the professional athletes they are in the best in the business at giving you EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, & EPIC Results! – www.EPICpt.com EPIC PT Facebook Page – Click Here   and Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, For more than 35 years they have helped thousands of people find their dream home and create new memories. –www.LindaCraft.com Linda Craft & Team Facebook Page – Click Here

Jan 7

1 hr 2 min

As an entrepreneur we typically are idea people.  Some of us are sales people, but it seems like the more entrepreneurs I interview the more I see their creative side than their sales side.  Sometimes it appears to be an attitude of, "if I build it, they will come".  The truth is many entrepreneur types not only have a problem with selling they have a problem with sales people in general.  And sometimes with good cause.  For example, have you heard sales people use the word "leads" to refer to human beings.  It is a label.  And as we know about labels when we place a label on a person we change them from a human to a "thing". The fact is entrepreneurs need to wear may hats.  They are the CEO, the marketer, the sales person, the negotiator, the HR department, the book keeper, and so many roles.  Sometimes it is difficult to prioritize and know what is important.  Many times our emotions and lack of skills and knowledge can get in the way of our own productivity and profitability.  In this episode of A New Direction After Party (chats after the show is over), Steve Brown author of  The Golden Toilet helps us figure out some of our own thoughts and beliefs that come with being an entrepreneur. The book "The Golden Toilet is full of great information for not only the entrepreneur, but also for the sales person, the marketing person, the manager, the CEO and anyone who has a desire to make your way in the right way.  Steve Brown having been with us before has become one of the most listened to guests on the show and The Golden Toilet is a book that you should read as part of your 2021 goals for growth. Please reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction and thank them for their financial support! EPIC Physical Therapy is where I go when I am injured, or just want to feel better for my aches and pains.  But you know who else uses EPIC pt?  Professional Athletes and Athletes of all ages.  They have the cutting edge equipment combined with the superior knowledge to customize a treatment program for you!  When you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results head on over to EPIC Physical Therapy – www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors, for 35 years Linda has been building relationships with people one person at a time.  And today she and her team are still building real lasting relationships with her clients.  They fully understand that the power of the home you own is the memories you make in your home.  While you may forget the details of the construction of the home, you will never forget all the significant events that made an impact on your life.  It is that dedication to relationships with her clients that continue to keep her at the top of the real estate charts, why her clients refer her and her team, and why they say LCT has “Legendary Customer Service”.  Why not check out the Legends of relationship….go to www.LindaCraft.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

It is no surprise that men and women are different.  Not just our physiology, but how we communicate, handle stress, deal with conflict, the differences we see in relaxing, romancing, sex and more.  So often we can go so frustrated with these differences we can live in misery, or eventually we may get to the point where we feel like we made a mistake.  And the next thing you know we are ready to call it quits.  Hold on!  The difference in  our marriage relationship is not hopeless, in fact it is normal.  The truth is the very thing we love about our spouse is the thing that frustrates us about them.  We have to take a different view of our relationship.  We have to learn to understand the differences between each other, and once we do we can begin to work with each other as a team, rather than against each other as a potential enemy.  Thankfully, Bill and Pam Farrel join us on this episode of A New Direction to help us renew our marriage relationship and not only make it better, but making it awesome. Bill and Pam talk to us about their book "Men Are Like Waffles and Women Are Like Spaghetti".  The book discusses the most important issues like communication, dealing with conflict, the differences in how men and women view romance and sex, how we relax, how we deal with work and so much more!  The book is a great read for anyone who is married, is going to be married, wants to be married, or just would like to know the differences in how men and women differ in so many ways in their relationships.  In the book you will references to a workbook, with a link while the link may not work you can get the information from the workbook emailing Bill and Pam at info@love-wise.com  .  Men Are Like Waffles Women Are Like Spaghetti is a great read and it will certainly help you in your relationship with your spouse. Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction for their financial support! EPIC Physical Therapy.  Whether you are injured from work, play, or you simply want to feel better about yourself and get better freedom of movement.  EPIC physical therapy has the latest state of the art technology and equipment, coupled with a certified staff to help you achieve your physical goals and get you back to where you want to be and give you a direction where you should be going.  When you really want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results look no further than the people I use and trust EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors no matter where you live in the world, Linda Craft and her team can help you find the best professional in your area to help you sell or buy your next home.  While most real estate professionals belong to a nationally affiliated company where they are obligated to use the people in their company’s network.  Linda Craft and her team are privately owned and operated.  That means they can find the absolute best professional from ANY company to ensure you get the best service. Located in the Raleigh Research Triangle Park of North Carolina…they are indeed legendary when it comes to service.  Learn more  by going to Linda Craft & Team, Realtors  www.LindaCraft.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 8 min

Here are the facts we are in a revolution where artificial intelligence (AI), digital spaces, and technology are speedily influencing our world.  So much so that even a seemingly sound career is being affected dramatically.  In many cases jobs and careers that were done by humans have been replaced by computers.  We are also seeing that many positions salaries have decreased as machines replace humans.  What do we do?  For some people there is denial, they simply do not believe it is possible for them to lose their career to a computer.  For some they believe that the answer is to become a "social media influencer", but the ugly truth is that you cannot even buy a Starbucks coffee with your vast number of followers, or the number of likes from our social media posts.  And then there are some who, and perhaps rightful so are in fear and are stuck not knowing what to do.  In this episode of A New Direction we are joined by tech transition expert Somi Arian, and she is going to help you navigate the waters of success in your career in this ever fast changing AI digital tech revolution. Somi Arian's book is entitled "Career Fear: And How to Beat It - Get the Perspective, Mindset and Skills You Need to Futureproof your Work Life".  In Somi's outstanding book she provides perspectives solidified by research to get you to critically think how you can first survive this technological surge and then how to thrive.  Rather than be in denial, try something futile, or simply live in fear, she offers some practical mindset and behavioral actions that you can take to start right now preparing for the changes that are inevitable.  As you listen to this show, you will be surprised how this millennial will challenge you, coax you, and encourage you that there truly is hope, but it is fully up to you to start making those changes.  This is a powerhouse show, with a powerful message not only for your career, but also for your life. Please, Please Please, yes I am begging you to reach out to the sponsors of A New Direction.  Thanks to their financial support we are able to bring you these great experts and their books to help you live the life you always dreamed of.  So, reach out to them and just say "thank you for sponsoring A New Direction. EPIC Physical Therapy, I use them whether it be for an injury, post surgery, every day aches and pains, and when I want to get a little more out of my body for athletics.  They are the top choice for professional athletes as well as non-athletes.  Do yourself and your recovery a favor when you are ready for EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC results check out EPIC Physical Therapy www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft and Team, Realtors, for 35 years the choice of thousands when it comes to real estate.  And regardless of where you live you can meet with them virtually.  They have been on the cutting edge of technology helping people around the world finding the very best professionals to help sell or buy a new home.  They clients call their customer service “legendary”.  Find out why by going to www.LindaCraft.com  

Dec 2020

1 hr 4 min

When you hear the word ethics and sales they really don't sound like they go together.  It is kind of an oil and water thing for most people.  As a matter of fact when it comes to business our colleges and universities don't even teach ethics of sales.  It is a topic that is rarely if ever discussed and when it is, it's because someone got into trouble over an ethics violation. When you talk to sales people about ethics you will find what is ethical to one is not ethical to another.  When you go to ethics training sessions rarely will they even talk about right or wrong, but that you have to make up your own mind.  Finally we have someone who is willing to take a stand on what ethics are and are not.  Someone who draws the line between how a customer is to to be treated, marketed to, and sold to.  His name is Joel Malkoff, and he joins us on A New Direction and after 45 years of selling ethically and over 500 million dollars in generated sales he tells what ethical selling is and is not and how it can lead to greater profit. Joel Malkoff's book is entitled, "Selling Ethically: A Business Parable Connecting Integrity with Profits".  The book is in fact a parable about a man named David King who goes before a heavenly court to determine if he has been ethical.  Example after example is presented with interesting twists.  The reader is left with great nuggets of wisdom and a direct understanding of what is right and not right when it comes to sales.  One major take away that you will get from Joel is that we need to rewrite "let the buyer beware", but "let the seller beware he must be honest and transparent".  It is a mind shift away from the responsibility of the buyer to the responsibility of the seller and the sales person to ensure that they are being upfront and fully disclosing. Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction by reaching out to them! EPIC Physical Therapy from every day aches and pains, to injuries to keeping elite athletes at the top of their game, EPIC pt has the cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to create an individualized treatment program specifically for you.  They are my physical therapists and I think they should be yours too.  So if you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results.  Start by contacting the great people at EPIC Physical Therapy….www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years they have been known for having “Legendary Customer Service”.  Unaffiliated and independently owned and operated they can recommend the best real estate professional to help you sell your home or buy your next home anywhere in the world.  That is because they are not attached to a company they are attached to what is in your best interest.  So before you buy or sell start with the “Legends” at Linda Craft & Team.  Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com  

Dec 2020

58 min 42 sec

We all have dreams of our future.  What happens when we put all of our energy, dedication, mind, body and soul are put into it and then you get there and something outside of your control takes your dream away?  What do you do?  Especially if you have no plan B.  Well in this episode of A New Direction Podcast - Jay Izso meet former NFL kicker Sean Conley  From the time he was 8 years old he had a dream of being an NFL kicker.  He kicked in the back lots of Erie, Pennsylvania everyday even though his high school did not have a football team.  He played soccer. Time and time he was met with closed doors, but his resilience would not let him give up on his dream.  The odds were certainly stacked against him, people made promises that they failed him but again his resilience kept him going.  Finally he gets his opportunity and then the rug gets pulled out form under him time and time again, only to be met with more of Sean's resilience. Sean's book "The Point After: How One Resilient Kicker Learned there was More to Life than the NFL: Conley, Sean: 9781493042760: Amazon.com: Books" is a testament to one man's resilience only to reach his dream, when he is told that his body at the age of 25 is done, and the dream is over.  What now?  As he said he felt paralyzed.  He was afraid of the unknown.  What happens next is a discovery with the help of his wife Karen of a better plan that was so unexpected that he finds joy and fulfillment that he realizes he would not have experienced if he would have been a long term NFL kicker.  The book is an amazing journey that will inspire you, motivate you, and give you a perspective that just because the original dream is over beyond your control, that another avenue and opportunity opens up to each of us if we are willing to grasp it and see the beauty of the gifts we are given.  Great book!  One that will make you cry, laugh, and consider your own perspectives. Please thank the sponsors of A New Direction Podcast - Jay Izso EPIC Physical Therapy the facility with the most cutting edge equipment and the certified staff to help you recover from an injury or surgery, work with professional and amateur athletes, or just those of us who want to move and feel better.  When you want EPIC relief, EPIC recovery, and EPIC results then start with EPIC Physical Therapy by going to www.EPICpt.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors when you are looking to sell your home or buy a new home start with what their clients refer to as “the legends of customer service”.  Whether you are in the Greater Raleigh Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina or any where in the world they can help you with your home dreams.  Contact our friends Linda Craft & Team at www.LindaCraft.com

Dec 2020

1 hr 7 min

Relationships.  It really is what makes our life...life.  Where would we be without them?  Well, first of all you and I would not have been born so there's that.  But, our relationships do add spice to life, and in fact we relate to not just people, but animals, places and things.  If you are married or have a significant other then you know how our relationships can affect us on the other person, if you have a sibling, there too, your relationships ebb and flow.  If you have children, grandchildren, parents, friends, neighbors, colleagues at work, all of these relationships have some affect.  So, how do we make the best of them and at the same time allow them to affect us in a positive way.  Enter author/writer Beverly Mann Lessard on this episode of A New Direction as she takes us through some insights into relationships and how we can best deal with them. In Beverly Lessard's book Relationships she gives us snapshots, glimpses, and slices of her relationships.  And in every slice there is a moral to the story, a point that when it's done you must evaluate yourself and decide if you are majoring on the minors and minoring on the majors.  Beverly is absolutely and totally vulnerable from her marriage to her grandchildren to the Dunkin Donuts people who know her by name and hand her Hazelnut Decaf Black coffee, to dealing with a baby ground who is eating her flowers and attacks her broom as she tries to shoo him away.  Relationships as you can imagine are filled with warmth, joy, laughter, and ups and downs.   A book I promise will lift your spirits. A New Direction is so grateful to our sponsors please reach out to them and tell them thank you and please LIKE their Facebook pages. EPIC Physical Therapy, whether you are recovering from and injury or surgery or a professional athlete looking to improve when you want EPIC Relief, EPIC Recovery, and EPIC Results check out EPIC Physical Therapy.  www.EPICpt.com and Check out their EPIC Facebook Page   Linda Craft & Team, Realtors for 35 years their customers call their customer service “legendary”, but Linda and her team built their business on building relationships and understanding your home is full of memories that are important to you!  That makes it important to her and her team. Check out www.LindaCraft.com and Check out their Facebook Page Also please support our combat veterans!  The All Secure Foundation is an organization that we at A New Direction are proud to support financially and vocally.  Check out this video:  

Nov 2020

1 hr 3 min