EPISODE #9

SECRETS TO BETTER EXECUTION

I’m so excited about this podcast. I’ve known Jim Huling for a few years as a fellow CrossFitter. Jim is quiet. He’s humble. He’s soft-spoken. On a really frustrating workout, when others are letting profanity fly, Jim is quiet. He’s humble. He’s soft-spoken. Some athletes are quick to tell you about their latest accomplishments. Jim is quiet. He’s humble. He’s soft-spoken. When you ask Jim what he does for a living, you might hear that he coaches teams to be better. If you push, he might tell you that he does some writing and speaking. He’s quiet. He’s humble. He’s soft-spoken.

 Jim and I met at  CrossFit Breaking Boundaries  in Roswell, GA

Jim and I met at CrossFit Breaking Boundaries in Roswell, GA

 Jim delivering a keynote address to Volvo.

Jim delivering a keynote address to Volvo.

Though I aspire to be more like Jim, I have not yet achieved his level of humility. (It’s a musician thing!) So, I will unashamedly tell you that he is the co-author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling Book, The 4 Disciplines of Execution. The book was just translated into German, its 9th language, and is making an impact on thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of people all over the globe. Jim Huling is a sought-after public speaker, and an executive coach to multiple CEOs. When you meet a dynamic leader leading an engaged team, there’s a good chance you’ll find 4DX on his/her bookshelf. The book is transforming people’s lives as it increases organizational productivity all over the planet. 

During the podcast, Jim shares about the impact of Stephen Covey’s principle “to begin with the end in mind” on his life. That idea led him to write his own eulogy in a hotel lobby in Montgomery, Alabama, and radically altered the direction of his life.

All I can say is that as far as I’m concerned

“A man who was ½ the man of Jim Huling.”

would be an epitaph to which I would aspire.

(Forgive the lofty prose. I just re-watched the John Adams mini-series.)

In my interview with Jim, he opened up about things in his life he’s never really publicly shared. We find the connection with music, CrossFit, Tae Kwon Do, public speaking, and how the principles that grew into the 4 Disciplines of Execution are really fruit from 3 seeds of wisdom his mother instilled in him as a young child.

Who are you?  

WHAT DO YOU REALLY WANT?

WHAT ARE YOU PREPARED TO DO?

I don’t often make these kind of claims, but this podcast can change your life. It changed mine recording it. I think it’s going to change the direction of this podcast in the future as well. If the podcast impacts you at all, I'd love to hear your comments.

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