In this episode of Lead with Heart, I have Brian Ford, the host of the Self Improvement Daily Podcast – with 17+ million downloads to date. He is on a mission to help convert human intention into action and has been actively working on personal development for over a decade.
There’s so much content out there about self-improvement. We talk about it, we think about it, but when it comes down to it we don’t actually do it.
Today, Brian is sharing with us some really tangible and tactical tips and processes that will help you finally implement self-improvement practices in your life and foster them within your organization. This way you’ll get to create the life you want, living as intentionally as possible, making choices in the moment that serve you and your mission, and making sure that you’re showing up as the very best version of yourself in whatever moment you find yourself in.
In this episode:
- [05:02] Using introspection as a tool to create the life you want
- [11:01] Combating feelings of unworthiness and asking for help
- [16:26] How you can build better habits
- [23:13] Subconscious transformation: how to rewire your brain
- [30:33] Environments are everything and everything is an environment
- [34:38] Establishing a culture of self-improvement in your organization
- [40:38] Brian’s daily self-improvement practices
“Life evolves and as long as you evolve with it and you change your expectations and standards around it, then you’re always going to be serving yourself a little bit better than you were otherwise.”
“The responsibility of being a human is you are constantly an environment. The more open conversation you can have with the people around you, sharing with them your intentions and exactly why you’re doing things, the context around it helps them to then draw those more natural conclusions that allow you to infiltrate them in more of a positive way. And influence them in a more positive way than you otherwise would. So, environments are everything and everything is an environment.”
“A good leader knows that you’re going to get the best out of your team when they’re having a good life, not just they’re showing up for work, but they’re having a good life.”
If you’re someone who’s really starting to get into this self-improvement work, it’s really important to have the right foundation in place. Grab your copy of Brian’s 7 Fundamentals to Self-Improvement and discover the 7 things you must know to accelerate your personal development.
CONNECT WITH BRIAN
Brian is on a mission to help convert human intention into action. He does this by helping people change their own lives, through the podcast, coaching programs, and by helping people serve others through For Purpose, the impact consulting agency he co-founded.
Podcast: Self Improvement Daily
LinkedIn: Brian Ford
CONNECT WITH HALEY
Haley is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Certified Stress Management Coach, and Certified EmC train the trainer. She is the Founder of The Savvy Fundraiser, a nonprofit consulting and coaching business. She has worked in both small and large nonprofit teams in the human services, homelessness, and youth sectors; and she specializes in the EmC process, nonprofit leadership, board development, and fundraising. Haley is a passionate, impact-driven, experienced nonprofit professional whose mission is to empower, elevate and engage nonprofit leaders to build healthy, thriving organizations.
LinkedIn: Haley Cooper, CFRE