Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each Monday you’ll get an update on the newest episode 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. 

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This week’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

Why Betting On Yourself Can Lead To A Championship Run, with Kyle Sullivan

What does it mean to have a “Championship Run?”

Why do you belief most don’t step into their Championship Run?

What is the #1 thing someone needs to be successful?

What does a Division 1 athlete, drug dealer, husband, pastor, father & founder of a coaching company have in common? You might be surprised to learn that these are all stages of life for Kyle Sullivan. It’s quite the journey and all of it has been built upon to lead to the creation of Unleash the Champ. 

This week on the podcast​, William interviews Kyle, who founded Unleash the Champ to create powerful coaching experiences for people to match their personal fulfillment to their professional success by using The Playbook to crush overwhelm & increase confidence in the 4 Phases of Life. With over 10 years of organizational leadership & team development leading thousands of people plus a growing desire to learn it all, he strives to inspire people everywhere to unlock the cages they are in to unleash the champ within. 

Go to unleashthechamp.com​ if you want to talk with Kyle about your specific situation and gain practical coaching. Take about 45 seconds to answer a handful of questions and he will offer a free 30 minute coaching call for any listener needing a potential breakthrough or clarity. 

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork​ by John C. Maxwell

Hello, Fears: Crush Your Comfort Zone and Become Who You’re Meant to Be​ by Michelle Poler

What’s In It For Them?​ by Joe Polish

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Your insecurity is the ceiling on your leadership.” —Mark Batterson

“You can make excuses or you can make progress. You cannot make both.” —Craig Groeschel

1 Story That Make Me Think

From his book The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork – John Maxwell recounts:

“Teams that win have players that continually ask themselves, “What’s best for the rest?” They continually set aside their personal agendas for the good of the team. Their motto can be expressed by the words of Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s, who said, “No one of us is more important than the rest of us.”

 A remarkable sports story from several years ago was the success of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. They won the Olympic gold medal and the World Cup in a few brief years. A key player on that team was Mia Hamm. In her book, Go For The Goal, she gives her perspective on her sport and the attitude a player must bring into the game to achieve the goal of becoming a champion. She said, “Soccer is not an individual sport. I don’t score all the goals, and the ones I do score are usually the product of a team effort. I don’t keep the ball out of the back of the net on the other end of the field. I don’t plan our game tactics. I don’t wash our training gear (okay, sometimes I do), and I don’t make our airline reservations. I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team. I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.”

Does your team understand this principle? Do you as the leader? Teamwork can be challenging, and it’s way too easy to drift into unhealthy spaces where we forget the value of each member of the team, whether they are in the spotlight or not. 

What’s your intentional plan to develop your team?

What are you doing to grow your ability and capacity to lead your team with excellence? 

You never drift into excellence. You always drift into mediocrity.

And that inspires no one. 

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

–William Attaway 

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