We all lead busy lives for sure -- and Orders Construction President Nate Orders is no different. Nate joins us to explain how he successfully juggles his growing family, expanding business, and his passion for ultramarathons.
Family, job, and training can each easily take up an entire day. But Nate manages to handle all three in 24 hours -- especially getting super creative with his training routine for ultramarathons. Hint: He rides his bike to work. This endeavor is no easy task, however. Nate explains in our discussion, plus a lot more. Check it out and let us know your thoughts. Enjoy!
If there's a common thread amongst executive leaders' keys to success, Ted Kennedy knows because he works with them on a consistent basis through his sport competition company CEO Challenges. Ted shares this thread and more in our candid conversation about his company -- along with what he does to stay fit, how it helps him excel in his career, and advice he has for others looking for a leg up in their careers.
Oh, and huge tip of the day from Ted: If you're getting the afternoon "sleepies," drink a full glass of water and you'll wake right up to bust through those last few hours of your workday. Enjoy!
It's a safe bet to recognize that CrossFit is sweeping the nation as our country's latest "get-in-in-uber-shape" trend. Watching some of the competitions on ESPN, these men and women are nothing short of amazing.
So we invited DDJ Myers very own Tim Tolliver who is also a CrossFit fanatic. Tim tells us how this extreme exercise has helped him excel in his career -- as well as keeping him healthy for his family. CrossFit also takes a lot of work and Tim shares with us how he fits in his training with his job. Something many of us struggle with -- me included. Check it out and let us know what you think.
We've all had "ah ha" moments, tipping points, and wake up calls in our lives that have led to tremendous change. It's a pretty common occurrence but on different levels for each of us. Leadership speaker and author Jim Bouchard, The Sensei Leader, had one of these moments in his life that took him from extreme lows to where is today -- a highly successful speaker and author on leadership. It's an inspiring story for all of us.
Using his personal story, martial arts training, and more, Jim joins us to share his experience and practices on good health and fitness practices helped him excel in his career. Tons of great advice and inspirational anecdotes in this candid conversation with Jim. Check it out!
This week's episode features CUneXus President Dave Buerger providing us with how he uses fitness and good health practices to be a true Fitxec and excel in his job. He is the leader of his company and staff looks to him as the example in work habits, fitness practices, and other positive examples.
One thing that Dave shared with us is that he really likes to get away in bike rides, runs, hikes, etc. to truly unwind and clear his mind. This "escape" allows him to think clearly about work-related issues, be a fine family man to his wife and kids, as well as, again, being an example to his staff. Dave also shared with us his daily routine, nutrition, sleep, etc. that all helps him excel in his career and life. Check it out!
This week's episode features Summer Tomato's creator Darya Rose, who also happens to be a neuroscientist, author (see her book below: Foodist), former dieter, and proud foodist. We invited Darya on the show because of her vast knowledge on the nutrition front, as we all know what you put into your body is what you get out of it -- good or bad.
So we chatted with Darya on what foods she eats, along with her other fitness and good health practices. She also provided us with a ton of advice on proper nutrition -- especially for busy professionals constantly on the move. Often it's a challenge with job, family, friends, etc. to maintain a healthy diet for maximum performance, but Darya flips that on its head and says you can do it. It just takes creating good eating habits that become part of your life -- and she tells us just how to that.
She also revealed some of the eating and dieting issues she experienced growing up in Southern California -- and how she overcame them. Very transparent and motivating stuff here. Many thanks to Darya for being on the show. Check it out and go get her book!
Today's episode features California Coast Credit Union's President/CEO Todd Lane on how to create a fit culture/workplace with a well-conceived wellness program. Todd, being an avid surfer and runner living in San Diego, wanted his credit union to have a healthy culture because study after study shows the tremendous benefits of an organization that's, well, feeling good: more productive, increased clarity, super creative, less sick days, positive morale, etc.
So Todd has taken this "fitball" and run with it at CalCoast, reaping the benefits of having one of the healthiest staffs this side of the Mississippi -- and probably the other side, too.
Todd joins us to discuss his personal fitness practices and all the cool things his $1.9 billion credit union does for its employees to stay fit and succeed to better serve its members. Check it out and let us know what your company is doing in the wellness program department. Enjoy!
Full disclosure here: I am a huge fan of Gini Dietrich's mighty popular and successful Spin Sucks blog. Definitely one of the tops on the planet when it comes to public relations and marketing strategies. And, as you know, reading anybody's blog over a period of time, you get to know the author. Gini's no different, as she reveals a bit of her personal life while providing heaps of professional advice.
One of the items that really interested me is the fact that she's an avid cyclist, riding almost everyday -- and, even more so, how her cycling benefited her career. This daily routine, she says, transfers directly to the success of her PR firm Arment Dietrich, as well as Spin Sucks.
Gini has said in past blog posts that her exercising is like breathing. It's just something she does as part of her day now, helping her create new ideas, solve issues, and just plain feel good. Find out how she makes it all work and her sage advice for others on how fitness can help you get a leg up in your career. Enjoy!
I call him San Diego's King of Networking. That would be Mr. David Oates, president and founder of the successful marketing firm Stalwart Communications. David is literally everywhere on the networking circuit in America's Finest City. There has to be three or four of him bouncing around the city at various events drumming up new business for Stalwart. I don't know how he does it, while maintaining his health.
We've all been to corporate networking events and conferences where the food and drink are rich and the hours are long. And it's not long before we find ourselves 20 or 30 pound overweight, dog tired, and making a trip to the doctor because our EKG looks more like the Richter Scale after a 9.0 earthquake. That's no bueno.
Naturally, I had to catch up with David at his local gym Fitwall (a client of his) to find out just how he maintains his health with such a hectic lifestyle. In this chat, he shares his take on how he gets it done and why.
How do you run one of the nation's top-rated graphic arts firms, be a top-notch husband and father, and be a top-flight triathlete competing worldwide? I don't know. But I do know one person who pulls it off quite well -- and that's XYZ Co-founder and President Sean McGlynn.
So naturally, I had to have Sean come on the show and provide us with an inside look on how he stays on top of work, family, and fitness -- happily succeeding in all three. We're all busy in just about every area of our lives and Sean puts things in perspective with time management, hard work, and, of course, fun.
In addition to working with such elite companies as Acura, Nike, Google, T-Mobile, Toyota, Virgin America, etc. and squeezing in triathlons, Sean also surfs, plays basketball, snowboards, and cycles -- along with coaching his kids' teams and carving out some special time with his wife Shauna.
He's one of this planet's truly good dudes, who has some excellent advice on how to juggle a busy home and work life and stay fit and healthy for both to succeed. Enjoy!
Married to a most gorgeous and wonderful wife, raising 5 kiddos (including twins!), enjoy helping others tell their stories, and love surfing SoCal waves. Keep it simple.