Inspired To Greatness

Matt Blake

Inspired To Greatness, with Matt Blake, features inspiring stories of life, business, entrepreneurship, and overcoming obstacles! Each episode will feature stories and guests that show the inspirational spirit of success. read less
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ITG #46 - Accountability
06-03-2023
ITG #46 - Accountability
Welcome to the Inspired To Greatness podcast, where we share insights and inspiration for entrepreneurs, business owners, and salespeople to be their best selves. In today's episode, we'll talk about accountability, a crucial component of success in business and life. As an entrepreneur, you have to take responsibility for your actions and the outcomes they produce. Being accountable means acknowledging your mistakes, taking corrective action, and holding yourself and others accountable for achieving your goals. Whether you're working solo or managing a team, accountability is essential for building trust, improving performance, and achieving results. In this episode, we'll explore what accountability means, why it matters, and how to cultivate it in yourself and your team.“It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable." - Moliere "Responsibility equals accountability, accountability equals ownership, and a sense of ownership is the most powerful thing a team or organization can have." - Pat Summit "Accountability feels like an attack when you're not ready to acknowledge how your behaviors harm others." - Tamara RenayeHere are some key points to consider when implementing this concept into business for success:Approach accountability with empathyFocus on the behavior, not the personUse "I" statementsProvide clear expectations and consequencesRecognize the benefits of accountability"It is wrong and immoral to seek to escape the consequences of one's acts." ― Mahatma Gandhi“The reason people blame things on the previous generation is that there's only one other choice." -- Doug Larson “Take accountability... Blame is the water in which many dreams and relationships drown." ― Steve MaraboliThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify…. See you next time!
ITG #45 - Keys of Kindness
25-02-2023
ITG #45 - Keys of Kindness
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about Kindness!“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson “Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” —Princess Diana "Always be a little kinder than necessary.” —James M. Barrie We live in a world that can often be harsh and unforgiving. It's easy to get caught up in our own problems and forget about the needs and struggles of others. But kindness has the power to break through the noise and bring light to even the darkest of situations.Five key tips for cultivating kindness in your daily interactions as a business owner:Lead by Example: Listen actively: Practice Gratitude: Prioritize Flexibility: Be Generous: “Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are.” —Harold S. Kushner “Sometimes it takes only one act of kindness and caring to change a person’s life.” —Jackie Chan “Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind." -Henry James Thank you for joining us today on this episode of the podcast, where we have been discussing the importance of kindness in our businesses and our lives. I hope this conversation has inspired you to make kindness a core value in your business and in your daily interactions.Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify…. See you next time!
ITG #44 - Find Your Confidence
16-02-2023
ITG #44 - Find Your Confidence
Welcome to Inspired To Greatness, where we empower entrepreneurs on their journey to greatness. In this episode, we delve into the essential ingredient of success - self-confidence. Join us as we explore the power of self-belief and how it can help you overcome obstacles, reach your goals and ultimately achieve success in all areas of your life. So sit back, relax, and get ready to be inspired to be your best self.*** SHOW NOTE ***About 22 mintues into this show the power went down to my whole area, stopping the show and the stream dead in it's tracks. I later came back and tried to record that section and add it back in, so if you notice some weird disconnect in there, that is what happened!Believe you can and you're halfway there.”―Theodore Roosevelt“When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.”―Jodi PicoultTo overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”―Roy T. Bennett4 keys to building confidence in business:Know your strengths and play to them.Set achievable goals.Seek out positive feedback.Learn from failures.----- This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order! Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order! ----- Don't let fear hold you back from reaching your full potential. Embrace the power within you to overcome fear and gain self-confidence. This is the quickest way to unlock your inner strength and achieve greatness. Believe in yourself and take bold steps towards your goals. Remember, fear is just a barrier created by your mind, and it's up to you to break through it. So rise up, conquer your fears, and watch your self-confidence soar to new heights. You got this!The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”―J. M. BarriePublic opinion is a weak tyrant compared with our own private opinion.”―Henry David Thoreau“Always be yourself–express yourself, have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.” –Bruce LeeThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify…. See you next time!
ITG #43 - Taking Chances
07-02-2023
ITG #43 - Taking Chances
Welcome to today's episode of the Inspired To Greatness podcast. Today we're going to be talking about taking chances and embracing the unknown. We often hear the saying, "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done," and this quote perfectly captures the spirit of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are known for their willingness to take risks, to venture into uncharted territory, and to forge their own path in the face of uncertainty. But what drives this boldness, and how can we embrace it in our own lives? Join us today as we explore the power of taking chances and the importance of embracing the unknown in the pursuit of success. “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” —Lucille Ball I've found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. — Brian Tracy Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. — Dale Carnegie6 ways to effectively take business risks! Define your goals:Conduct thorough research: Build a support system: Have a plan B: Embrace failure: Stay flexible: ----- This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order! Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order! ----- Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. – Jimmy Carter Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it. – Roger BabsonIn the business world, opportunities come and go, and it's up to us to be ready and willing to take them. Whether it's a new market, a partnership, or a new product, it's important to be open to new ideas and opportunities.Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify…. See you next time!
ITG #42 - Success & Happiness
02-02-2023
ITG #42 - Success & Happiness
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about Having a happy life!"You do not find the happy life. You make it." — Camilla Eyring Kimball “Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” —Marcus Aurelius Antoninus “If someone bases his/her happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn’t going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.” —Andy Rooney4 Steps to build a Happy Life: Stop chasing happiness. Remove your own barriers to happiness. Build your self-esteem. Be present. ----- This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order! Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order! ----- "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get." —Dale Carnegie “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien “The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.” ―Audrey HepburnThe God who CREATED each and every one of us has designed things so that we have access to the unending JOY of Jesus all the time, and that we can be secure and happy in our life. When you love what you have, you have everything you need… Gratitude and thankfulness are HUGE keys to finding happiness inside yourself. Understand that finding a way to do the things you love everyday, connecting with others in a positive way, and understanding that you and your efforts matter in this world… and you just might find a way to capture happiness every day!Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify…. See you next time!
ITG #41 - Own Your Life
23-01-2023
ITG #41 - Own Your Life
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about Owning Your LIFE!"There is nothing impossible to they who will try." — Alexander the Great "Keep your face always toward the sunshine, and shadows will fall behind you." — Walt Whitman"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot." — Michael Altshuler Tool to Try: Headway app - easily consume lots of content quickly.----- This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order! Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order! ----- "You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script." — Oprah Winfrey "We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." — Joseph Campbell "Our lives are stories in which we write, direct and star in the leading role. Some chapters are happy while others bring lessons to learn, but we always have the power to be the heroes of our own adventures." — Joelle SperanzaThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify…. See you next time!
ITG #40 - Never Settle For Less
20-06-2022
ITG #40 - Never Settle For Less
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host Matt Freakin Blake, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about settling! Never settle for less! Less n your self, less in your business, less than you are capable of… never settle!!If you’ll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives.” – Vince Lombardi
“Don’t settle for less just because it’s available.” ― Dionne Neo Nkosazana SitholeMake the most of the best and best of the worst, and keep your standards high. Never settle for anything less than you deserve or are capable of achieving.”
Roy T. BennettStability is an illusion so we don’t have to be responsible for growth or decay. The comfort zone is where greatness goes to die.TOOL LINKS:Business Tip: Get a Co-working space if you don’t have an officeCenterNTX - https://thecenterntx.com/This is where my Podcast Masterclass is going to be held, July 21st, that’s a Thursday, and you can register at www.mattfreakinblake.com - you will see a blue button that says “Register For The Podcast Masterclass”Tool to Try: Canva… I know I’ve talked about this before, but it keeps getting better and better.-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable.”
Wendy WassersteinDon’t settle for good when you were destined to be great.”
Charles F Glassman“Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”
Stuart ScottThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….See you next time!
ITG#39 - Impressions & Perceptions!
13-06-2022
ITG#39 - Impressions & Perceptions!
Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness… Today we are talking about, JEDI MIND TRICKS… sort of, we are talking about first impressions and setting expectations.FIRST IMPRESSIONS:You never get a second chance to make a first impression. - Will RogersA good first impression can work wonders- J. K. Rowling“If people are failing, they look inept. If people are succeeding, they look strong and good and competent. That’s the ‘halo effect.’ Your first impression of a thing sets up your subsequent beliefs. If the company looks inept to you, you may assume everything else they do is inept.” ~ Daniel KahnemanSETTING EXPECTATIONS:“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.”― Stephen R. Covey,“Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don’t even show that to yourself.” ― Steve MaraboliEverything hinges on how you relate to your brain. By setting higher expectations, you enter a phase of higher functioning. One of the unique things about the human brain is that it can do only what it thinks it can do. -  Deepak Chopra------Business Tip: NETWORK NETWORK NETWORKBook to Read: Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Successful People”Tool to Try: www.10to8.com-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----Exceptional leaders are fearless in setting expectations in clear language. : Alan WillettSome people claim that expectations are the reason for unhappiness. However, I can assure you from personal experience that you'll suffer greatly by setting subpar targets. : Grant CardoneHigh expectations and belief in people leads to high performance so very often belief creates fact. Paul HerseyOur first impressions are generated by our experiences and our environment, which means that we can change our first impressions... by changing the experiences that comprise those impressions. Malcolm Gladwell"You will never been surprised by success." - Matt Blake"Who will you show the world YOU are today?" - Matt BlakeThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….See you next time!
ITG #38 - Owning Your Paycheck
14-10-2021
ITG #38 - Owning Your Paycheck
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about Entrepreneurship & Business!We are going to discuss a little about how we run our businesses, how owning and growing a business works into our life, and give some tips about how we succeed at the whole thing."Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people." -Subroto Bagchi, Co-founder of Mindtree"Be nicer to your customers than your competitors." -Richard Reed, Co-Founder of Innocent Drinks“Tough times never last, but tough people do.” - Robert H. SchullerSome things you do in your business or in your life that make your business better or that produce results for you?* Sales Presentation, 98% close rate.* Study successful people in my industry.* Expose my personality.* Develop relationships with others in my industry.* Put myself out there, a LOT! * Podcast, Networking, Facebook Live, Etc.-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----Business Tips:A few quick tips on making your business stand-out1. Don’t sell products, provide solutions 2. Give something for nothing (or very little)3. Support your local community4. Focus on leads, not salesJohn A. Shedd: “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”Drew Houston: “Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.”"There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing." - AristotleThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….See you next time!
ITG #37 - The Pod Decks Episode
08-10-2021
ITG #37 - The Pod Decks Episode
Hello Everyone... Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great. I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today is a special show… it’s kind of a random hodge lodge of topics and questions from the PodDecks!“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”— Michael Altshuler"If you can't explain it simply, you don't know it well enough." - Albert Einstein“If you can't fly then run. If you can't run, then walk. If you can't walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” - Martin Luther King Jr.-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----POD DECKS FLASH ROUND:1. Before you make a phone call do you rehearse what you’re going to say? Why?2. What do you consider yourself an expert at?3. Would you travel to space if possible?4. What would be your dream car?5. If you were obscenely wealthy, what weird eccentricities would you indulge in?Inspiration can be found… but Motivation comes from within yourself. One has to be positive. When you’re positive, good things happen.The greatness muscle... if you want to grow greatness you have to work it like a muscle in the gym.Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….See you next time!
ITG #36 - PRIORITES
01-10-2021
ITG #36 - PRIORITES
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! It has been quite a while since we've done a show... but today we are talking about priorities!To change your life, you need to change your priorities.” Mark Twain“There is no one busy in this world, it’s always about priorities. You will always find time for the things you feel important.” Nishan Panwar“If it’s a priority you’ll find a way. If it isn’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn____Tips for prioritizing:1. Set goals and stick to them. - Goals are your road map.2. Do what you dread first. - As Mark Twain famously said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning.”3. Don't over commit... learn to say 'NO' sometimes.4. Lists. There are a million ways to make and use task lists, but you can't prioritize your tasks until you know them all.5. Learn to Delegate.6. Learn to Outsource.Ask questions to help you set your priorities:* Does this task directly support the goals we set for this time period?* What do I absolutely have to accomplish today?* When does this need to get done by?* Am I excited about this?* Do I have the energy and brainpower required to do this effectively today/right now?Book to Read: "Goals" by Brian Tracy-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----“When you have too many top priorities, you effectively have no top priorities.” Stephen Covey“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels.” Laura VanderkamMost of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.” Stephen R. CoveyThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….See you next time!
ITG #35 - Finish Strong
07-12-2020
ITG #35 - Finish Strong
This show is LIT!!! Oh my gosh yall!!! Matt got fired up and brought the BOOM!! Please enjoy and spread this show around!!JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness!! Today we are talking about finishing the year strong! How to keep moving forward, don't give up the momentum, set and keep up with PURPOSE DRIVEN GOALS!! “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein"Don't tell me how hard you work. Tell me how much you get done." - James Ling"Stopping at third adds no more to the score than striking out. It doesn't matter how well you start if you fail to finish." - Billy Sunday-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----"The high cost of greatness is better than the low cost of mediocrity." - Matshona Dhliwayo"Remember no matter how fast you run, you can't be the winner if you don't finish." - Israelmore Ayivor"Starting strong is good. Finishing strong is epic." ? Robin Sharma“You can do anything is you have compounding success through continued action” - Matt BlakeThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
ITG #34 - Thankfulness & Gratitude
23-11-2020
ITG #34 - Thankfulness & Gratitude
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about Thankfulness & Gratitude!"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward"We would worry less if we praised more. Thanksgiving is the enemy of discontent and dissatisfaction." -H.A. Ironside“Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty." -Doris Day“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining -- it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems." -Zig Ziglar-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----**MUSIC GUEST** - Hit the Lights - by Metrograde - www.facebook.com/metrogradeThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
ITG #32 - Cliches: Seeking Truth
26-10-2020
ITG #32 - Cliches: Seeking Truth
Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness… Today we are talking about Seeking Truth!JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!A cliché, or cliche, is an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work that has become overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect, even to the point of being trite or irritating, especially when at some earlier time it was considered meaningful or novel. WikipediaI just want to briefly touch on a few quotes to get us fired up…."Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do." - Brian Tracy“Don’t Let Yesterday Take Up Too Much Of Today.” – Will Rogers“The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.”Winston ChurchillStop hanging out with people that tell you what you want to hear. Hang out with people who tell you the truth. Eric ThomasMUSIC - *** Stories for Gold - Bronze Whaler ***-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----We give you 10 common cliches and unpack the truth we can find there.Thanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
ITG #31 - Overcoming Failure!
12-10-2020
ITG #31 - Overcoming Failure!
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness, today we are talking about OVERCOMING FAILURE... this is a HUGE key to becoming successful in whatever you do in life! Learning from failures and finding ways to press on will ensure that you have the best chance to reach your full potential!“Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” - Denis Waitley“If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.” - Ken Robinson“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” - Richard YatesTOOL LINKS:-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----Matt's Tips on: How to deal with failure:1. Accept and move on.2. You’re not a Failure.3. Be constructive/learn.4. Becoming great takes failure.5. Let it out.6. Reflect on your dream, your why, and your motivation.7. Make a plan and move forward.8. Improve... you’re better because you failed and overcame.“Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” - Lance ArmstrongThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, Amazon Podcasts, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!** Music from Serosia - www.Facebook.com/SerosiaBand
ITG #29 - Social Skills & Emotional Intelligence Wrap Up!
22-09-2020
ITG #29 - Social Skills & Emotional Intelligence Wrap Up!
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!“When you make people angry, they act in accordance with their baser instincts, often violently and irrationally. When you inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, sensibly and rationally. Also, anger is transient, whereas inspiration sometimes has a life-long effect.” — Peace PilgrimWelcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about SOCIAL SKILLS and wrapping up our series on Emotional Intelligence!In emotional intelligence the term 'social skills' refers to the skills needed to handle and influence other people’s emotions effectively.This may sound like manipulation, but it can actually be as simple as understanding that smiling at people makes them smile back, and can therefore make them feel much more positive.It’s about communication and dealing with conflict!-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.”Michael Jordan“The emotionally intelligent person is skilled in four areas: identifying emotions, using emotions, understanding emotions, and regulating emotions.” — John Mayer and Peter Salovey“75% of careers are derailed for reasons related to emotional competencies, including inability to handle interpersonal problems; unsatisfactory team leadership during times of difficulty or conflict; or inability to adapt to change or elicit trust.”  — The Center for Creative Leadership“When anger rises, think of the consequences.”–Confucius“Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath.”­ –the Bible (James 1:19"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding."     Khalil GibranThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
ITG #28 - Improve Your Empathy
15-09-2020
ITG #28 - Improve Your Empathy
JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383! You'll have access to us via Text, anytime, and get special updates about the show and ways you can participate in the show and win prizes!Hello everyone, welcome to Inspired To Greatness, today we are talking about EMPATHY, the 4th pillar of Emotional Intelligence!True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.“One doesn’t have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient.” Charles M. Blow“The opposite of anger is not calmness, it’s empathy.” Mehmet Oz“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”― Edmund BurkeEmpathy is the ability to feel what the other person is feeling. It is to experience their emotions. It is the ability to put yourself in the other person’s shoes in a big and meaningful way. Emotional intelligence is the ability to manage your own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----How can you improve your empathy?* Put yourself in someone else's position – It's easy to support your own point of view. After all, it's yours! But take the time to look at situations from other people's perspectives. * Pay attention to body language – Perhaps when you listen to someone, you cross your arms, move your feet back and forth, or bite your lip. This body language  tells others how you really feel about a situation, and the message you're giving isn't positive! Learning to read body language can be a real asset in a leadership role, because you'll be better able to determine how someone truly feels. This gives you the opportunity to respond appropriately.* Respond to feelings – You ask your assistant to work late – again. And although he agrees, you can hear the disappointment in his voice. So, respond by addressing his feelings. Tell him you appreciate how willing he is to work extra hours, and that you're just as frustrated about working late. If possible, figure out a way for future late nights to be less of an issue (for example, give him Monday mornings off).“No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” – Theodore Roosevelt“Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and melt at other’s woe.” – Homer“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.”- Simone WeilThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….JOIN OUR EXCLUSIVE TEXT COMMUNITY... Just Text PODCAST to 817-318-6383!See you next time!
ITG #27 - MOTIVATION
08-09-2020
ITG #27 - MOTIVATION
Welcome to Inspired to Greatness... the show all about spreading inspiration, motivation, and being great., I am your host, I hope you are having an amazing day, my friends! Today we are talking about MOTIVATIONSelf-motivation includes our personal drive to improve and achieve, commitment to our goals, initiative, or readiness to act on opportunities, and optimism and resilience.Don't be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.Roy T. Bennett“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” —Les Brown“You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won’t sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.” —Jillian Michaels“In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.” —Jane Smiley“Understanding motivation is one of the most important things we can do in our lives, because it has such a bearing on why we do the things we do and whether we enjoy them or not.” —Clayton Christensen-----This episode is powered by PodDecks - Pod Decks are unique interview questions and episode starting prompts in the palm of your hand. So whether you are a new podcaster or existing broadcaster looking to grow your audience or get more engagement you’re going to want to check out poddecks.com - use code DJMATT for 10% off your first order!Pod Decks are the hottest new tool for podcasters looking to have more meaningful conversations or gamify their podcast. Simply shuffle up, ask a question, and let the content roll! Get yours today at poddecks.com and use code DJMATT for 10% off your order!-----Self-MotivationAndrew Carnegie said it best with his quote “People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.” There are several keys to building self-motivation.* Work towards a cause.* Don’t compare yourself to others.* Make the conscious effort to not give up.* Don’t live in your past failures or successes.* Utilize positive thinking.There are times when you may need the motivation to get motivated. Positive thinking may not be doing the trick. What should you do? Consider these suggestions:* Write down your plan for improvement.* Briefly think about your past successes.* Read books that promote self-motivation.“The best motivation is self-motivation. The guy says, ‘I wish someone would come by and turn me on.’ What if they don’t show up? You’ve got to have a better plan for your life.” —Jim Rohn“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” —Vince Lombardi“You can motivate by fear, and you can motivate by reward. But both those methods are only temporary. The only lasting thing is self-motivation.” ―Homer Rice”Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” —Wayne DyerThanks for joining us on Inspired to Greatness, please check back with us each and every week for fresh tips and new guests. Visit our website at ITGPodcst.com and Look for us on Spreaker, iTunes, iHeart, and Spotify….See you next time!