Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each Monday you’ll get an update on the newest episodes of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast, see the 3 books I’m currently reading, read 2 quotes that grabbed my attention this week, and find 1 story that made me think or resource that I like and think you might find helpful. 

I’m always looking for ways to “make it better,” and I’d love to hear your feedback. Thank you for being a part of Catalytic Leadership!

Today’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Mastering Personal Evolution and Business Growth, with Pete Taylor

Ever thought about the link between your personal journey and professional success? Pete Taylor, a devoted father and business mentor, gives us an insider’s look into his life. He shares his evolution from a teen, battling physical and verbal bullying, to an entrepreneur and leader of a men’s movement. He reveals how a simple decision to hit the gym sparked his personal transformation and later fuelled his business aspirations. 

Pete’s story doesn’t stop there. He goes on to explain how the changes he made on a personal level had ripple effects on his professional life and even those around him. Get ready to learn how professional problems can stem from personal issues. Pete talks about the critical role a mentor plays in identifying blind spots – those aspects of your life that you might not even realize need work. He shares his mission to help others recognize and address these areas of their lives.

Our conversation concludes with a deep dive into Pete’s transition from the corporate world to his entrepreneurial journey. We discuss his podcast, The Awaken, where he explores the topics of human potential and high performing teams. He generously shares tips on setting healthy boundaries, peak performance protocols, and the implementation of the 80/20 rule. Pete’s insights are a gold mine for leaders eager to boost both their personal and professional lives. Connect with Pete on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/pete_taylor/ Follow his instagram for daily stories on the frameworks he uses with clients to free up their time and create 7-8 figure founders.

We’re now publishing two episodes a week! Don’t miss this Thursday’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Decoding Your Value in Business: Insights from Wendy Glavin

The spotlight is on Wendy Glavin, founder and CEO of her self-named agency. Wendy, a marketing and consulting guru with 30 years of experience, shares her incredible journey from acting school to a corporate career at General Electric, eventually leading to her own agency’s creation. The episode explores her well-rounded expertise in marketing, executive writing, PR, and social media advisory. Recently, she has dipped her toes into career counseling, reinforcing the importance of in-depth research in building knowledge across various topics. 

Then, we take an intriguing twist as Wendy shares the importance of personal experience in sidestepping competition. She draws inspiration from her father’s teachings on viewing things from a broad perspective, creating a unique personal brand that sets her apart. We dive into a thought-provoking conversation about decoding your value and capturing your personal brand’s essence. As a personal branding strategist, Wendy emphasizes how seeing things from different perspectives can help navigate life’s challenges. Our conversation rounds off with Wendy’s experiences with PR, how it often feels unappreciated, and the role personal branding plays in making a difference. Tune in for a marketing masterclass with Wendy Glavin.

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

Beyond High Performance: What Great Coaches Know About How The Best Get Better by Jason Jaggard

The Power to Change: Mastering the Habits That Matter Most​ by Craig Groeschel

Disobedient God: Trusting a God Who Goes Off-Script​ by Albert Tate

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Instead of wondering where your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from.” —Seth Godin 

“What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.” –Gretchen Rubin

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

Almost a year ago now, I launched the Catalytic Leadership Podcast​. As with any new projects, I’ve learned a LOT and benefited from many people who have shared tips and suggestions with me. My goal is to continue growing, continue learning, and continue developing a resource that will serve leaders no matter where they are in their journey or where they lead. 

If you are a podcaster, or if you want to be a guest on podcasts, I want to recommend a resource that I’ve been using for about 18 months now – PodMatch​. This is a fantastic platform that will match guests and shows, based on the criteria that you list and the profile you create. You can accept the match, reject the match, get more information from the show/guest – it’s a great solution for both hosts and guests. Check it out here: https://www.joinpodmatch.com/williamattaway. This is one way I find great guests for the show (in addition to suggestions from readers like you!)

(That is an affiliate link, for which I earn a referral fee if you become a PodMatch user.)

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That’s it for this week’s newsletter. Let me know what you think!

–William Attaway 

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