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This Could Be a Transformational 4 Days for You

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I know that sounds like hyperbole; I know a lot of people use the word “transformational” to describe their programs and events–so, I don’t use it lightly.

But now that we’ve had several Extreme Leadership Certifications under our belt, I offer you this proposition in confidence:

This could be a transformational 4 days for you.

It really could.

And I know this because it has been for many others who’ve come before.

So, how do you determine if this Certification experience is right for you?

  1. Come over to the Certification page. Read the details, see the full agenda, watch a couple of short videos, and hear from our past participants and Certified Facilitators.
  2. Talk to me about it personally. Yeah, this step is a bit unusual. But Certification is my baby, and those who participate become part of my “inner circle” as it were.

So, if you’re seriously considering joining us but you’re not entirely sure, let’s hop on the phone for a few minutes and talk it through together–just you and me. I can help you determine if Certification is right for you. If I think it is, I’ll tell you; If I think it’s not, I’ll tell you that, too.

Sound good?

Okay then, here are the links you’ll need:

1. CLICK HERE to visit the Certification Page

2. CLICK HERE to schedule a personal phone appointment with me.

Please do me a favor, though:

Only book a phone appointment if you’re really seriously considering coming to Certification. I’d love to chat with you about other things, but we’ll have to save that for another time :)

And, of course, a phone call is not required for you to register. If you’re planning on coming, you can sign up from the website now–you’ll save some money if you do! And we’ll have plenty of time to talk once you get here!

Can You Bring Your Personal Talents and Passions to Work?

At a recent conference in Australia, I had the opportunity to raise the personal nature of my business another significant rung.

For the last 25 years, my friends have been telling me to find some way to bring my passion for guitar, singing, and songwriting into my leadership work. But I’ve resisted. I didn’t want it to be a frivolous or gratuitous thing.

But, my friend, David T.S. Wood, the man behind the Amplified Leadership Conference, insisted that I not only speak at his event, but that I play music, too.

So, I did. And it was a remarkable experience that created an unprecedented connection between me and the audience of 1200 people. And I’ve had some phenomenal audience connections over the years.

This video was captured by an audience member, and she was kind enough to send it along to me. I’m playing a song called Sailor And The Ocean, which I wrote many years ago on the same guitar you see here.

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So here’s my question for you:

Do you have a passion or talent that you’ve relegated to your “personal life”, that you can bring into your so-called “business life,” too?

Do you have any examples of how you’ve done that already?


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“It’s not personal; it’s just business.” –Too Many People

I’ve always felt that the lines we draw between business life and personal life are mostly artificial.

Granted, some demarcation between the roles we play at home and at work is healthy, but it makes me shudder a little when I hear people say things like, “in business and in life.”

They are not different endeavors. And, to be clear, business is not death.

For me, my business of Extreme Leadership development–which I pursue as a keynote speaker, author, coach, and facilitator–is about as personal as it gets. My business revolves around my body of work, and my body of work comes out of my life experience.

Many of my closest personal friends started out as “clients”–readers of my books, audience participants, meeting planners, executives, certified facilitators are just labels. We are all human beings, connected heart to heart, in pursuit of something great together. Friends, in other words.

The best businesses inspire a heart-felt connection with clients and customers. That’s why whenever I hold an Extreme Leadership Certification program here in San Diego, I invite everyone to my home for a BBQ.

Is that business or personal?

Yes, it is.

And that’s one of the things I’ve loved about Facebook: business and personal all mushed together, just the way it is in life.

Silly me.

The other day, after I returned from speaking at a remarkable conference in Australia, I learned that Facebook, in its infinite, all-knowing wisdom, had forced me to convert my personal timeline to a business “Page.” All my friends (including the 600 or so that I’d just added on my trip) have been converted to “likes” on my business page, and my personal timeline was summarily shut down, because, saith the Facebook gods, I was using my personal timeline for business.

Bad Farber! How dare you blur those sacred lines?

Okay, Facebook, I’ll play by your rules. Since my “personal” timeline can’t be “business,” I guess my “business” page will just have to be personal.

Do you have any rules against that?

To rework the oft-repeated line at the top of this post,

“It is business. It is personal. It is, simply put, life.”

So, I invite you to come on over to my new Facebook Author Page, and let’s get personal.

How about you? Where do you draw the lines between work and personal life?

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