CU Recovery Vice President of Business Development Bryan Moffitt is a marathon runner. But he will tell you that he is a husband and father first -- then comes running ... oh, and his career, too.
Like many talented, long-distance runners, Bryan has been logging the miles since his high schools days -- which has stayed with him into his adult years. Rising in the really, really early morning hours, his runs set the tone for his days. He admits to getting a bit grumpy if he doesn't put in a few miles. The practice of daily, long-distance running is a bit of cleanse if you will, propelling him to be a better husband, father, and professional.
Bryan joined us to share his daily routine, how his running clears his head to handle just about anything, how it affects his job, how it has helped him succeed, and much, much more. Bryan is also nearly completed one of his many goals of running a marathon in each state, as well as international events.
The running bug has even spread to other members of his family -- particularly his daughter, Addyson, who has excelled at raising money for World Vision with her many runs.
Check it out and let us know your thoughts.
Allegiance Credit Union President/CEO Amy Downs joined us on the show to share her terrifying, yet inspiring, story of being trapped in the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building -- where her credit union was located. Amy recollects her first-hand account surviving the domestic terrorist act and the lessons she learned in the aftermath.
These lessons paved the way for her physical and mental transformation that literally saved her life and put her on the path to success at the very credit union she worked at during the bombing. She is now president/CEO of that credit union.
Not only has Amy experienced career success, but has also competed in Ironman races -- something prior to the bombing she would never have considered. Now, she has a super cool stationary bike in her office (just out of the frame in this interview).
Inspiring talk here with Amy, so don't miss this one. And let us know your thoughts.
In addition, Amy has just published her new book: "Hope is a Verb: My Journey of Impossible Transformation." Check it out. An book that will transform your life, indeed.
Canvas Credit Union President/CEO Todd Marksberry shares how his good health habits have allowed him to succeed in his career and life.
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#19: Canvas Credit Union's Tansley Stearns Shares How Early Morning Runs Keep Her Sharp Throughout the Day...
She claims you can set the time by her. And I don't doubt it after interviewing an eternally positive and punctual Canvas Credit Union Chief People and Strategy Officer Tansley Stearns.
Tansley joins us to share how her early morning runs at 3:15 a.m. each day (except weekends when she slacks off by sleeping in 'til 7:00 a.m.) keep her sharp in her job, where she wears many hats by the hour. So staying engaged, productive, and creative are a must for her to help her credit union thrive and succeed in today's highly competitive financial services arena.
Tansley also talks about mixing up her runs a bit, as she has incorporated Peleton biking workouts to complement her pre-sunrise jogs. In addition, she candidly shares her diet and rest regimens -- which might surprise you.
Check it out and let us know your thoughts -- and get going!
Laura Petrolino is the chief client officer at Arment Dietrich and is also a competitive bodybuilder -- and does powerlifting on the side "for fun." Laura joins us for this episode to share how her bodybuilding routine has helped hone her professional PR talents over the years by improving creativity, easing stress, increasing productivity, etc. (She writes about this in the Spin Sucks blog, as well: Find Time to Exercise with These Six Tricks for Busy PR Pros.)
Laura also talks about making time to exercise by putting it on your schedule or being sneaky and fitting in a little here, a little there -- and after a while, you've done a lot. We also address diet, rest, and much, much more.
You'll enjoy Laura's fun and positive energy with loads of wisdom, which will help inspire you to either get going, keep pace with what you're already doing, or ramp it up for more. Good stuff here! Check it out and let us know your thoughts.
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!
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