What do you do when you get eh second chance at a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?
For me, I started by reflecting and considered how I could have gotten the most out of the first opportunity.
Jeff Noel and I team up again in the wilderness of Glacier National Park for a series of episodes in the wilderness.
Based on Victor Frankl's book, we reflect on the question, "If I had today to live over again, what would I do differently?"
Jeff and I realize every day is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We can make the most out of each day by reflection and anticipation by treating each day life an opportunity.
A while back, I shared a story on Facebook about my cousin. You can read the original post here.
The story about my cousin helped me start some conversations about race.
In this episode of The Jody Maberry Show, I share the story about my cousin. And then Jevonnah Ellison joins me to have a conversation about my story and a story she shared about tough questions white people can ask themselves about race.
Jevonnah explains when white friends speak up, black people feel seen, heard, and understood.
Courageous kindness is what it will take, according to Jevonnah, in order to have the conversations we need to have to make a difference.
As an example of courageous kindness, I share a segment from a live question and answer segment with Lee Cockerell. Someone asked Lee what he thought about athletes kneeling during the national anthem. Lee gives a strong answer, a courageous answer, standing up for what he believes in.
We round out the episode with Kelli English explaining how to have a discussion with kids about some of the terrible racial experiences from the past.
Lee Cockerell joins me on The Jody Maberry Show to discuss lessons from one of our live in-person Masterminds.
Here are the lessons we discuss.
There is no upside to being an idiot.
Be the kind of leader you would like your children to work for.
The thing you are worried about, you are the only one who knows. Other people don't know you are shy and introverted, for example.
Action is what matters. You can talk, but one great action is better than 2 great words.
Sometimes you are looking at a symptom and not the problem. Poor performance is a symptom of the problem of bad hiring.
The only thing you can leave behind and take with you is your legacy.
Don't ask a question Google could answer for you.
"Until today, I didn't know I could be great." Often, people do not realize what they are capable of until you help them discover it.
Make it easy to do business with yourself.
Learning to say "no" is the most effective time management tool.
Ask a younger person how to do better.
The most important question you can ask is, "what if?"
Slow doesn't mean better. Slow means slow. If you know what you are doing you can move fast.
If you enjoyed these lessons from Lee Cockerell, check out the Cockerell Academy.
Today, best-selling author and mentor, Dan Miller, joins me on the show to share his three questions.
Taking a more personal route, Dan and I discuss the joys of being a dad, the importance of experience-based education, and the future of Jody Maberry out to three years. Without spoiling the episode, while I hope to continue podcasting, I also plan to make several career shifts moving from behind the scenes to in front of them.
Regardless of how life looks in 2023, I’m excited about the future and what this year has taught me in terms of exploring new opportunities. No question, I look forward to making the most of them in the days, months, and years ahead.