Change is constant and inevitable. Most of us fear it because we are afraid of the unknown. Our consciousness dictates that we should always stay in the safe zone and take things slow. But if we want to realize our potential and be excellent in every pursuit, it is essential to start with small steps and set our sails. We need to rise above our circumstances.
In this episode, we have Jeff Nischwitz, also recently called the “Wayne Dyer of Business.”
He is the founder and Chief Story Debunker of The Nishwitz Group, a speaking, consulting, and coaching company with a vision to transform people and organizations, one story at a time. He is also a coach and keynote speaker who has captivated and inspired audiences on a wide range of topics, including conscious leadership, relationships, overcoming self-limiting beliefs, and personal transformation.
Today, Jeff shares with us the importance of stepping out of our comfort zones and how change can help us grow not only as individuals but also as leaders. He also talks about how our choices, no matter how small or big, can lead to our success. If you are looking to make a significant shift in your mindset, tune in and don’t miss this informative and inspiring episode!
Transition to Entrepreneurship (3:26)
- He started his career as a lawyer in a major corporate firm.
- In 1994, he left the firm and started his own in which he continued until 2001.
- He had a great life. But he eventually realized that he did not want to practice law. What he loved was the business side.
- He took the big leap and quit something that he devoted 17 years of his life studying to pursue what he really wanted and what defines him.
- He did not quit instantly; it took him six months.
- He learned that if you think things are okay, they are actually worse than that. There is always something we do that keeps us from changing.
Leaving Comfort Zone (9:58)
- He helps people go from the state of being okay to excellence by: first, helping them have a vision of what they want.
- Second, he helps them realize that fear drives most of our lives and makes them understand what is going on.
- Most of us had life experiences that cause us to think about protection. We always focus on the downhill instead of living for the upside.
Our Choices Determines Our Success (13:37)
- You always have a choice.
- Having such beliefs also allows you to take responsibility for your life and your impact on others.
- We also need to be conscious of our choice of words.
- It’s not what happens to you that makes you who you are. It is how you respond to it that defines you.
Five Essentials of a Conscious Leader (19:10)
- Leaders are not born but made. Your perspective needs to change to be a conscious leader.
- First, you need to be awake. If you are awake, you become more aware. In order to be aware of who you are, allow yourself to be vulnerable and be authentic.
- And as a leader, you will have a lot of commitments, which translates to accountability. And if you honour your commitments as a leader, then it becomes actionized.
- Being conscious and present will lead to great choices.
Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You (25:04)
- The book was inspired by his journey along the Camino.
- The premise of his book is that he defines being unstoppable.
- We don’t always get what we want. But we can go into every situation, opportunity, and relationship with the inner truth that says, “I am unstoppable.”
- The book talks about how to live an experienced life in the present.
- When you are in the present, you are in a moment of unstoppability because there is no fear, no regret, no shame, no fear of the future.
- The key is to get into the present and stay there.
- He also discussed the concept of walking backwards and how we can do that in our lives.
His Spiritual Journey in Camino (28:30)
- The movie The Way had a huge impact on him.
- He went there to find solitude. It is a journey to aloneness, to see himself more deeply than he ever has, and be with people who have interesting stories.
- It is very important to get inside yourself.
Final Thoughts on Leadership (33:48)
- Leadership is not about work; it is life.
- People should show up and live and lead differently.
Book Recommendations and Daily Rituals (35:54)
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Speaker For The Dead by Orson Scott Card
- He exercises and consistently does 75 diamond push-ups every morning.
- He reads every day. He also reads spiritual devotionals to enrich his soul.
- He drives every morning, and it becomes his prayer time.
Connect with Jeff through his email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit his website and check out his books and other resources that may help you in your leadership journey.
Thank you for listening!
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