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A New Direction

Jay Izso

Helping people find A New Direction in Success and Leadership
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When it comes to the younger generations depending on your age and what you do, you have an opinion. Most of the time those opinions are not very favorable toward our young people. Somehow so many of us can act like the previous generations were so much better, that their work ethic was so superior, that they were more loyal, and not as entitled. What is interesting every generation has pretty much said the same thing about the new generations coming up. We have a tendency to over-estimate ourselves, and dramatically under-estimate those who are coming after us. Mark Perna Generations Expert and Author of the book Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations joins us on this episode of A New Direction. Mark helps all of us understand who the younger generation is, why they do what they do, what they want, and how to educate, parent, and employ this younger generation with great success. It all starts with removing the labels, and understanding that parents have done so much to protect their children that the children are looking for experiences more so than for money. They want to be part of something that makes an impact on this world. And when you start to think about just those to things, deep down isn't that what we all want to do? Answering Why: Unleashing Passion, Purpose, and Performance in Younger Generations is a tremendously insightful book. Not only does it provide fabulous insights into our younger generations, but it serves as a guide to help us better educate them, employ them, and how we can be instrumental into the productivity in their lives. Mark Perna also shed light into how our educational system is perhaps sending the wrong message. Maybe not everyone needs to go to college, in fact what Mark demonstrates in his book that there are a variety of ways that young people can make a great living by not going to college. He even gives us a brief view of his creation The Career Tree. and it just makes sense. It is time for us to redefine what we are feeding this younger generation...because we the older ones are sending the wrong message and it is time for us to change it. And it starts with our attitude and our effort. We can change the world if we reach to help, support, encourage, and understand. Because the saying is true, "seek first to understand, before you want to be understood". Enjoy the show! Thank you to our sponsors: Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. If you own a business at some point you are going to need the services of an experience business broker. Look no further than the internationally recognized experts and professionals of Enlign Business Brokers. They have helped literally thousands of people in the selling and purchasing of their businesses. You should find out why so many businesses use Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. Head on over to www.ENLIGN.com Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, they can help you with the sale of your home or buying of your new home, any where in the world. Before you try to pick your friend, or some real estate person who has little to no experience, go with the real estate professionals who are know for their "legendary customer service" Located in the Research Triangle Park (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) North Carolina, they are waiting to put their expertise to work for you! Click on www.LindaCraft.com An Opportunity for YOU! Did you know that 69% of people who listen to a podcast learned about a product and service from that podcast? We at A New Direction have some of the most loyal and supportive listeners in the U.S. and around the world. Yes, around the world. We are continually growing in downloads, streams, views, and live listens. We are looking for more sponsors for our show. If you are interested contact Jay Izso at jay@jayizso.com We would love to help your buisness find A New Direction to new clients and customers.
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So you are a leader. Maybe you are a team leader, or perhaps an owner, a manager, or maybe you are an entrepreneur and you are your own boss. The fact is you are doing the best you can to lead. You are challenged by the everyday busyness. It seems like you are putting one fire out, and another ember starts and boom! Another fire needs to be put out. You have caught your self feeling busier and busier, you are feeling overwhelmed, the emails keep piling up, you cant catch up. You are so caught up dealing with the day to day, minute by minute hassles that you know you are losing sight of the big picture. Sound familiar? So what do you do? Well if you are like most people you probably cut out something you really need like sleep. There is another answer. And it flies in the face of conventional thinking. It is counter intuitive. You can even say paradoxical. The answer: Slow down to Speed Up. Dr. Liz Bywater joins us on this episode of A New Direction with her book, Slow Down to Speed Up: Lead, Succeed, and Thrive in a 24/7 World. It may not make sense when you first hear it, but then as Dr Liz Bywater starts explaining why it works it comes to make sense that in reality slowing down will actually allow you to be more effective, more efficient, and more successful as a leader. Slow Down to Speed Up is like having a complete tool box that has practical applications and exercises you can do look at why you do what you do, learn about the real you to be most effective, and give you the tools and techniques so that you can truly be the leader you always knew you could be. Slow Down to Speed Up is a great book, short read, and a game changer for anyone who wants to grow in leadership and be more successful. Please say thank you to our sponsors: Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors: We are so grateful to them for their support of A New Direction. They are internationally recognized as the leading experts when it comes to selling businesses. If you are a business owner at some point you are going to want to sell your business, and you are going to want the highest market value and you will want it done with complete confidentiality...and that completely describes Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. You can learn more by going to www.ENLIGN.com Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, for 35 years they have the world wide reputation of having legendary customer service in the real estate space. They have helped people all over the world either find the right real estate professional to help sell their home, or find their next home. And if you live in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill area you can stop by and learn first hand about why people choose Linda Craft & Team as their real estate expert. Head on over to www.LindaCraft.com Also make sure you check us out on The Oak 93.5 where you can listen to A New Direction Thursdays 4 pm EDT and Sunday mornings at 10 am EDT. Just click on over to www.OAK935.org and LISTEN HERE!
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Did you know it is more common then ever to become a millionaire? Yep...if you are in the middle class you too can become a millionaire. But it is not going to happen over night, and it is not going to happen without some work. Becoming the middle class millionaire is going to require some steps. Saving money, spending below your means, investing money wisely, and time. The fact is as humans we struggle with all of these to some level. In a society that wants to feel good now, saving money is not on our radar. And because, as humans, we can be concerned about what other people think, we buy the most luxurious things we can to make us look like we are successful. And when it comes to investing, we do not always listen to professionals like Clark Kendall because we often think we know what is best and we fail. Then, finally there is time...we do not want to wait. We want what we want now. And yet these four ingredients are crucial to our financial success. Clark Kendall is a Certified Financial Advisor, and founder and CEO of Kendall Capital. He has written what I believe to be the most practical, realistic, understandable, quick reading guides to financial wealth that I have seen to date entitled "The Middle-Class Millionaire: Surprisingly Simple Strategies to Grow and Enjoy Your Wealth". In this episode of A New Direction we cover only a few of the topics that the book covers: Having the mindset of a saver, understanding good credit versus bad credit, how to make a better vehicle purchase decision, investment risk, should you retire, and giving. In this interview with Clark Kendall, not only will you become more financially literate, but you too will be on your way to becoming a Middle-Class Millionaire. Please reach out and thank the sponsors of A New Direction: Thank you ENLIGN Business Brokers and Advisors, when it comes to selling businesses no one does it better, more expertly, and with complete confidentiality like the internationally recognized business broker experts and Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. When it is time to sell your business start by going to www.ENLIGN.com And Thank you Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS wherever you are at in the world they can help you find the best expert to sell your home, or help you buy your new or next home. In the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park area you can find them locally and understand why for 35 years they have "Legendary Customer Service". Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com This week's t-shirt shout of the week goes out to the folks at EPIC Physical Therapy. I use them and they get me better than I was before doing the things I enjoy doing and more. If you want to be your best...be EPIC...EPIC PT.
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When we talk about leadership it seems it is invariably linked with success. When you start to consider what it takes to truly be a great leader...well...success is right there. But the opposite is true, the more successful one is...well...the more leadership responsibility that they either take on or is thrown at them. Because of these two terms are so connected it only makes sense that if we talk about how to one the fact is we are also affecting the other. When book comes a long that recognizes their connection, well then it becomes a must read. What then stops any of us from being the leaders we could be? If it is true that anyone can lead then why don't we? What is the missing link in our personal system that keeps either from becoming leaders or being the best leader. It is time to LEVEL UP! Author Royce Gomez joins us on this addition of A New Direction (AND). She has written an inspirational, fast reading, and personally challenging book entitled "Level Up! Visioning Your Leadership DNA". Filled with not only encouraging and challenging practical tips, but Royce Gomez also shares part of her personal story to explain how she became the CEO, Entrepreneur that she has become. Not to be a spoiler, but the reality it is all of this starts in the first chapter of the book and carries us through out both Level Up! and this show...and that is..."Dream" and not just dream...but how big is your dream? Have you stopped dreaming? Why? And if you want get back on track in the success of life and leadership get back to dreaming and DREAM BIG! SPECIAL OFFER! You can get the Kindle Version of LEVEL UP! Right now on Amazon for .99 cents! Yes 99 cents CLICK HERE! Please say thank you to our sponsors: Enlign Business Brokers and advisors, since the beginning they have sponsored A New Direction and we are grateful for their sponsorship. If you own a business, at some point you are probably going to sell that business. Well then you need to contact the professional experts and Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. Internationally recognized as getting business sold with the highest market value with complete confidentiality. You can learn more by going to www.ENLIGN.com ...and Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS, when you are in the market to sell your home or buy a home, or even invest in a property start with the team that has "legendary customer service". For 34 years they continue to work improving the customer experience and create "raving fans". If you are looking for the authenticity when it comes to real estate look no further...contact Linda Craft and Team, REALTORS by going to www.LindaCraft.com
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People will say to the people who do not watch the news, "you are uninformed". However, to those of you who are watching the news regularly the facts are "you are misinformed". We want to believe that the consumption of news media has no effect on us. We make claims that regardless we need to know what is going on in the world. However, the research demonstrates time and time again that the news media is affecting you. It is not simply telling you what the news is, it is telling you how to feel about the news they are reporting. Jodie Jackson from London England has written a phenomenal book exposing the realities of how the bias of the news media is negatively affecting you and offers a solution to balance how the news is being presented. The book is entitled "You Are What You Read". Jodie exposes the media bias when it comes to negativity...as they say in the industry "if it bleeds, it leads". She digs into the psychological and emotional aspects that you do not even realize is happening to by consuming it. This media negativity breeds, hopelessness, helplessness, raises anxiety, creates contempt, stirs hatred toward others, creates a belief that the world is a worse place and yet it really is not. "You Are What You Read" even exposes the bias the editors of the news outlets when it comes to choosing stories, what pictures are used, what words are spoken all to do one thing influence what you think and believe. Still in denial. Well Jodie Jackson has done the research and the facts are staggering. In this episode of A New Direction, Jodie on do discuss a great deal of the negative effects the news media has no people, but then Jodie proposes a solution. A solution that has been met with sometimes ire and anger from the new media. She suggests "Solutions-Focused News". It is not the type of news that a fireman saves a puppy. No this investigative journalism that faces the problems head on and further investigates the people who are solving, and following up with how well the solution in reality solves the problem. Of course even this thought process is met with "it will never work" or a verbal lashing by a media professor. Yet through it all Jodie perseveres with her message of not replacing the current media but coming up with a balance that will give people hope, optimism, and increase their self-efficacy. And as we all know we can all use more of all three to change he world. So now you know why "You are What Your Read". Please say thank you to our sponsors: Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors, Internationally known and recognized as the leaders of selling businesses. When it comes to getting your business the highest market value with complete confidentiality, no one does better than the experts at Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. You can learn more by going to www.ENLIGN.com And Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, when it comes to real estate they are known for their "Legendary Customer Service" for 34 years they have been helping people sell their home, or buy their home, or finding the right real estate professional in your area. No matter where you live if you are trying to find the best, start with the legends, start with Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, go to: www.LindaCraft.com The t-shirt SHOUT OUT goes to EPIC Physical Therapy in Raleigh, North Carolina. When it comes to getting you to perform at your best, be EPIC! They have the absolute best therapists that can help you not only recover from an injury, but most cases get you back better than you were before. I cannot recommend them enough. Be EPIC and check out EPIC!
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We can look in our business, our relationships, our careers, our lives in general and say, "things need to change". None of us want that change to be for the worse, so we try to take control. We decide quite often that if we have the power to change things we will. So we start handing out orders, making edicts, creating systems, sometimes creating systems for the systems, get angry, get bossy, start pressing harder, and yet in the end not much really changes. Oh things may change a little, but not enough to make a difference. The fact is you are still stuck. All the control that you took back didn't add any positive or significant value. Instead, you became more isolated, more frustrated, and the people around you don't want to be around you any more much less help you. Welcome in Brian Dixon. He is experienced in helping people solve their biggest problems, overcome their greatest challenges, and just gets people "unstuck". He discovered a secret to successfully navigating positive change. Instead of trying to control everything around him, he made a daily decision to start with his people. Dr, Dixon has written an amazing book that gives us true insights into life, purpose, and profitability by truly serving others, entitled, "Start with Your People". In this episode of A New Direction Brian Dixon takes on a journey from how he vulnerably allowed people he knew and or worked with tell the truth about who he was, and that transformed him to understand that he needed to start serving. From his wife, to his friends, to his employees, to his clients, to the dance instructor studio for his children. He truly served them all and demonstrated how to "Start with Your People". In Start with Your People you will learn practical applied lessons in dealing with topics such as "who your number one client is, how to deal with difficult people, what it takes to create a master mind group, discover your purpose, use your passion to your advantage, have a better relationship with money and more. This is one of those episodes of AND that will inspire you and empower you. Please say thank you to our sponsors: Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors, known through out the world as the leaders in business brokerage they have literally helped thousands of business owners with the selling and buying of their businesses...and they do it with complete confidentiality. So when you are ready to sell you business call on the experts at Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. Head on over to www.ENLIGN.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors...for 34 years they have served and led the real estate profession in the greater Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park Area of North Carolina. But they can help you find the best expert in your area as well. So no matter where you are, contact the Legends of Customer Service, contact Linda Craft & Team, Realtors. www.LindaCraft.com
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Have you ever said, "why do I do the very thing I do not want to do?" Have you been dealing with addiction? Maybe you recognize that sometimes you find yourself in situations and places that you know are not right for you, but for whatever reason you find yourself there doing the exact same behavior. For most of us we do not understand why we do what we do. We keep returning to those things that we know are not good for us, but we do it anyway. Then we feel shame. We promise ourselves we will never do it again only to find ourselves...doing it again! Michael S. Oden is a Retired Deputy Probation Officer, Keynote Speaker, Communication and Behavioral Expert, Personal & Corporate Coach, and award-winning Author of the book "When Nobody's Home". Having researched and worked with 10000 people Michael has put together a program entitled the "Needs Based Method" of overcoming everything from alcohol and drug addiction to the many of other addictive and dependency behaviors we all suffer from at times. In this episode of A New Direction (AND) Michael Oden and I discuss how the emotional needs that are not met in childhood result in us trying to find the wrong ways to get those needs met in adulthood. You will also learn how those not only affect us as people but also as parents and how we try to recuperate those needs through our children. Michael then challenges you to go deep, to have the courage to look at your dark side and to discover the truth that you have been avoiding, and getting your "aha" moment so that not only can you break the habits of dependency, but truly be free. The book, "When Nobody's Home" is an award winning title and is one that will challenge you, at times make you angry, but in the end will help you get through the "hero's journey" to the you that you were intended to be all along. Please say thank you to our sponsors by liking their social media profiles and pages! Enlign Business Broker's and Advisors if you have a business and you are looking to sell that business that look no further then the internationally known total confidential experts at Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. Jeff Snell (Founder and Owner), and his team are the clear leaders when it comes to business brokerage. You can learn more by going to www.ENLIGN.com Linda Craft & Team, Realtors are known for their "Legendary Customer Service" when it comes to real estate. Located in the Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park (RTP) area of North Carolina, The Linda Craft Experts will help you sell your home, buy your next home, and even help you with commercial real estate. Click on over to www.LindaCraft.com Shout out to Stetson hats. I wear my Stetson every where I go. I love Stetson hats, because they are high quality and they even make me look great! Thanks Stetson for always being a part of my show.
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Dr. William Sparks I find when it comes to the word "leadership" our eyes and ears tend to perk up. Most all of us at some point in our life is going to "lead" someone, even if that is only ourselves. There are as many theories to leadership almost as there are leaders. So when it comes to books on leadership we either embrace them or we get the attitude of "here we go again, another book on leadership". However, within the genre of leadership books you would have a much more difficult time finding a book that instead of focusing on leadership strengths deals with the "dark side" of Leadership. This week on A New Direction, William L. Sparks PhD has written not only an Amazon #1 Best Selling Leadership book, he has written a book that addresses just that...the "dark side" of leadership. We need to be honest with ourselves. The fact is we all have a dark side. The question becomes how does that darkness effect our leadership. Because so often we focus on our strengths we neglect to understand that until we deal with our darkness or our "shadow" we are limited in just how effective we can truly be as a leader. Dr. Sparks helps us navigate through the "fog" and introduces to our "shadow" so that we truly can maximize our potential as leaders. Actualized Leadership is a one of a kind book. Yes, it is steeped with psychology, but Dr. Sparks offers practical psychological guidance how to determine the type of leader you are, what your potential dark side issues are and how to meet them and resolve them. Actualized Leadership is a book that will more than likely set off all sorts of emotional reactions. It may anger you, upset you, frustrate you, sadden you, but in the end it will shed light into the darkest part of our person as a leader and help you become the leader that you and the people around always hoped you become. Thank you to our sponsor Enlign Business Broker's and Advisors. Internationally known and Independently owned when it is time to sell your business then go with the experts, the "real deal" team of Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors they are known to make sure you get the highest market value with complete confidentiality. Learn more by going to ENLIGN.com Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, located in Raleigh North Carolina and covering Durham, Chapel Hill and all of the Research Triangle Park they can even help you find the best professional real estate agent wherever you may live. Find out why they are known for their Legendary Customer Service. Just click on over to www.LindaCraft.com This week's T-shirt shout out goes to real estate expert Tony Fink. Check out why his customers choose him when it comes to all their real estate needs and wants. CLICK HERE to Talk to Tony. Thanks Tony for the t-shirt.
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Everyday we negotiate. Maybe we negotiate as part of our business life. Perhaps you are in the midst of negotiating during a career interview. You may be negotiating with your spouse or significant other, or negotiating with a child who doesn't want to their homework or go to bed. You even negotiate with yourself about the time you get up, what you will wear, what you will eat, if you you will eat, and the list is endless. The fact is we are going to engage in negotiations, but sadly most of us do not know how to negotiate...even with ourselves. That is where Strategists, Author, Speaker, Attorney Corey Kupfer comes to save the day and save our negotiating. He is a leading authority on authentic negotiating which also happens to be the title of his Amazon Best Selling book Authentic Negotiating: Clarity, Detachment, & Equilibrium - The Three Keys to True Negotiating Success & How to Achieve Them Authentic Negotiating is more than a "how to" to win a negotiation book. It is more than a "here are some negotiation tactics" book. This book is about YOU! It is about digging in deep to understand the place that you absolutely need to be if you want to be successful in any negotiation. It is about doing all the research, the homework on the people you are negotiating with and understanding their unique perspective, context, fears, purpose, and objectives. But more than anything it is about you. It is about you practicing CDE - Clarity, Detachment, and Equilibrium and practicing a little CPR. But I will let you listen to the show and read the book before I divulge that acronym. Authentic negotiating is a game changer when it comes to your current and future negotiations. You will find that this book will challenge you in ways you never considered when it comes to negotiations. You will want to buy Authentic Negotiating, because it will not only make you a better negotiator it will make you a better person! Also, please check out Corey's other offerings: Kupfer & Associates, Attorneys at Law Fueling Deals Podcast This weeks Sponsors of A New Direction with Jay Izso Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors, internationally known as the experts in selling businesses. When you want your business sold for top market value with complete confidentiatility(R) contact the real deal experts at Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors. Go to: www.ENLIGN.com Tell them thank you for their continued sponsorship of A New Direction and LIKE their Facebook Page And Thank you Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, no matter where you are at in the world they can help you find the right real estate professional to help you sell or buy your home. And if you are located in the Greater Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park *RTP' area stop by the Linda Craft & Team office and discover first hand why they are know has having "Legendary Customer Service". Learn more at www.LindaCraft.com and LIKE their Facebook Page This week's t-shirt shout out of the week goes to...wait...not my t-shirt, but my hat. Thank you Stetson Hats for the great hats that you make. I have been wearing Stetson cowboy hats since I can remember. A Stetson can last forever, and they fit great and feel great. So this week's shout out goes to Stetson Hats...
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We live in a world today that makes it easy to blame others for our success or lack of success. Most people want to believe that somehow those with great success have been given a break, or they have been born into privilege and that is the reason why they are successful. However, the facts are that the overwhelming percentage of successful people are self made. So what do these self-made successful people have that others don't? Nothing really, except...they make better decisions. Learning to make decisions is not something to take for granted, because as Dr. Cie Allman-Scott tells us every decision no matter how small builds on itself. if we are not careful with the small decisions soon they can loom to create consequences that we never wanted. Dr. Cie, as she is called, joins us on A New Direction to talk about her book DECIDE YOUR FUTURE. The book is full of inspiration, practical application, research, heart, encouragement, and empowerment. Dr. Cie enlightens us to the research as to why we are motivated to make poor decisions and then gives a practical 7 step process to help us make a far better decisive choice. DECIDE YOUR FUTURE delves in to why we procrastinate, how complaining solves nothing, why laziness kills our success, and taking responsibility for our own emotions, confidence and self-esteem. DECIDE YOUR FUTURE is a book that will lead you to greater success in your life, your career, and your business...I guess you could say it will definitely give you A NEW DIRECTION. Thank you to our Sponsors: Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors, if you are a business owner at some point and time you are going to need the services of an experience business expert. That describes the professionals at Enlign Business Brokers and Advisors, they have literally helped thousands in the sales and purchase of businesses. And they do it all with complete confidentiality...that is their trademark. You can learn more by going to www.ENLIGN.com Linda Craft & Team, REALTORS, helping people world wide with their real estate needs. No matter where you live they can help you find the right professional in your area that can help you sell your home or find your new home. Located in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill (Research Triangle Park) area, for 35 years they are know as the "legends of customer service" when it comes to real estate. You can find out why by going to www.LINDACRAFT.com T-shirt shout this week goes to EPIC Physcial Therapy. If you are EPIC then stay EPIC and use the professionals that the college and professional athletes use...EPIC Physical Therapy.
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