Principles of Epic Growth
Southwest Airlines: Why Herb Kelleher was One of the World’s Greatest CEOs

Southwest Airlines: Why Herb Kelleher was One of the World’s Greatest CEOs

January 10, 2019

Why is Southwest Airlines so successful when so many other airline companies struggle? The short answer is the leadership of the founder and CEO Herb Kelleher was a significant contributing factor to the success of SWA.

Herb led with a love for his people. There was a decent amount of humility in his leadership which allowed him the ability to accept input and ideas from others. He allowed for unorthodox but effective practices within is industry. He was a master at breaking the script (see The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath).

Herb Kelleher obviously had a belief in himself. Much like David Goggins has taught the world, that once when you remove self doubt the things you thought were only possible become inevitable. In this podcast we learn some basic principles in leading with power.

The Power of Intention in Your Goals

The Power of Intention in Your Goals

January 2, 2019

Every New Year provides a fertile breeding ground for people to wake up and set goals. However, most fail. In fact 8 out of 10 new year’s resolutions go un met. So many people fail that it seems more common to not even set them any more.


Why do people fail? What is the best formula for reaching goals? These are the important principles we discuss in this podcast. Also – there is nothing really that special about a “New Year”. Why not have that same focus and drive every day?


Here is another important question for you: Can you actually articulate your goals to anyone who asks as quickly and easily as you would tell them your phone number or home address? Get to the point where your goals are so present for you that you can rattle them off like your saying own phone number. Live with them in your face every day.

Persuasion vs Force – The Power of True Leadership

Persuasion vs Force – The Power of True Leadership

December 12, 2018

Persuasion vs Force – The Power of True Leadership


The power of true leadership is in willingness and eagerness for your people to follow your lead. This is only achieved through the principle of persuasion. Force can never create it. Leadership by coercion or force isn’t leadership at all, but rather an unsustainable temporary path to a goal that likely results in unmet achievements, resentment, and long term failure.


In this podcast we break down some of the basic principles and ingredients persuasion and how it is truly a powerful and authentic leadership style yielding long term success.


Orchestrating Excellence: Superb Leadership Principles Demonstrated by Brandon Stewart and EVMCO

Orchestrating Excellence: Superb Leadership Principles Demonstrated by Brandon Stewart and EVMCO

December 5, 2018

Superb leadership demonstrated by the legendary conductor Brandon Stewart is fueled chiefly by what we experienced as a Relentless Commitment to Excellence. In this podcast Erik Huso and Ben Dodge discuss the powerful and incredible effect of Brandon Stewart's leadership style through the MCO organization. Through this organization Brandon has been able to command the ultimate performance, respect, and standard of excellence in a most amazing performance experience. Whether you are a member of the organization or a lucky attendee of one of his concerts, you will forever be changed by the experience of it all. This experience is a direct result of Brandon's leadership and its powerful impact. We break it down into understandable principles you can apply to your life and business. Start implementing them now and experience what lies ahead for you! You can also check out more here on their website about any upcoming performances:

The Power of a Good Mentor

The Power of a Good Mentor

November 21, 2018

The Power of a GOOD Mentor

Don’t take financial advice from a person on welfare??? Some truth to that, but that ignores so many people that you can learn from. Just because someone is a great performer doesn’t mean they are a great coach either.

Some highlights from this podcast:

  • Without growth, there is no joy.

  • Transformation vs. information. Don’t get stuck in always needing to learn more. Get into action.

  • Action brings inspiration. It primes the pump.

  • Coaching isn’t easy. Addresses fears head on. Avoidance.

  • Coaches won’t let you quit. Coaches won’t believe your self-imposed limitations. Help see that the impossible is possible.

  • A good coach will connect you to your mission, your purpose, what you are truly committed to.
  • A great coach will demonstrate leadership, not just talk about leadership. They are seeking to grow themselves as much as they are helping you to grow.

If you feel a burning desire to accomplish something more or alternatively feel like life is flat and frustrating without purpose- then you may be ready for a professional mentor. Take action and affect epic changes in your life.

Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

November 16, 2018

Servant leadership is all about serving the needs of others, helping others become their very best. Servant Leaders are distinct from any other leadership style by their remarkable and sustainable results. Authoritarian and dictatorship styles may have a short term sense of effectiveness, but they are not sustainable nor really that effective.

  • “The best test is: do those served grow as persons; do they, while being served, become healthier, wiser, freer, more autonomous, more likely themselves to become servants?”—Robert Greenleaf

Characteristics of a servant leader: authentic listener, empathetic, persuasive, integrity, committed, humble, awake and emotionally intelligent.

  • Your character is the source of your power as a leader.

    • Your growth as a person is tied to your influence as a leader.
  • Persuasion is the tool of the servant leader. Never force.

“Humility is the litmus test of leadership, whether a person is a master or a charlatan.”—Mark Devine

In the opinion of thought leader Brendon Burchard, servant leadership is the only kind of leadership. The title is duplicitous. You don’t say a “two-wheeled bicycle.” Redundant. Similarly , servant and leadership are one in the same. “Servant leaders are true leaders. As a matter of fact, I don’t see any appreciable distinction between true leaders and other kinds. You don’t say, ‘This is a true bicycle’; it is or it isn’t a bicycle. Likewise, a person is or isn’t a leader.”

The Power of The Circles of Fear

The Power of The Circles of Fear

November 8, 2018

Reduce and Eliminate Fear in Your Life

Fear doesn't have to be such a controlling influence in your life. Understand and implement the Circles of Fear to target your anxiety and then rid yourself of it’s limiting and negative influence in your life. Start with identifying your real fears. Look introspectively and ask enough “why” questions to understand what you’re really afraid of. Then apply the “Circle of Fears” and determine how you can rid your life of fear, or at least the impact and influence of it.

Check out an in depth blog article on The Circle of Fears here:


The Power of Gratitude - Grow Yourself & Grow Your Possibilities

The Power of Gratitude - Grow Yourself & Grow Your Possibilities

October 23, 2018

The Power of Gratitude - Grow Yourself & Grow Your Possibilities


Gratitude is not a noun. Yet, every dictionary sees it as a noun. It is so much more than something you can possess. There is a higher law of Gratitude and that higher law is all VERB. It is an action and something you experience. It can and should become a part of your very way of being. Being grateful is different than having gratitude. Know the difference and see how the power of gratitude can influence your life and the lives of those around you.

The Power of Respect

The Power of Respect

October 17, 2018

The Power of Respect.

There is power in understanding, possessing, commanding, and demonstrating respect. Do you even know how to define it? Most do not.

Understand the principle of respect. Understand how to cultivate your own respect. Know more about the judgments you are passing on others, including yourself.

Principles of WORK

Principles of WORK

October 11, 2018

This isn’t about working more, or working harder. This is about a paradigm shift, to see things differently. This is about seeing work as a tool to leverage your power. Is work powerful or non-powerful in your life. Is it useful or not useful in your life. Is it creating epic results in your life or not? It goes without saying that hard work is necessary for any significant or epic achievement. In many instances missing the element of hard work is the difference between something not even happening at all, and in many other cases it is the difference in that thing happening well.


Principles of WORK. Hard work is Powerful work:

  • Work Ethic is a pathway to Excellence
  • Own Your Work
  • Powerful Work is driven by Purpose, Clear Intention, and Commitment
  • Powerful Work can be Enjoyable
  • Powerful Work porvides Challenge and Variety
  • Work is a Pathway to You becoming a Person of Character
  • Every Vitrue has a Counterfiet


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