There’s been times in my life where I’ve felt like I’m in such a huge hole that all I can focus on is the next step. Looking beyond that one step would have been overwhelming.
The belief that has allowed me to take that ONE step though has been an inner confidence that regardless of how difficult things were in that moment, what was happening had meaning and ultimately I would be a better person because of it.
This wasn’t always my operating system though, I’ve worked hard on this for the past decade.
This week on the show I chat with one of my dearest friends Alex Willis about what it takes to thrive in face of difficult circumstances.
Alex is a leadership guy…and he’s damn good at.
In this episodes Alex shares what it was like to be cut from the NFL, lose 2 million dollars and to grow up in a poor and violent neighbourhood.
We chatted about why Alex wants to build a billion dollar company, where his creativity comes from how he uses “ear hussle” to come up with new ideas.
If you’re wanting to connect with a bigger why, find your purpose in life or just need a good old fashioned dose of motivation then this episode is for YOU!
Enjoy the show.
Thanks for all you do…keep saving lives.
As the CEO of Leadership Surge, Alex Willis provides a leadership development program that trains employees in the trade industry to become frontline leaders, helping push companies forward through future challenges. Leadership Surge values people over process and focuses on a holistic, strengths-based approach to leadership. For Alex this approach was developed during his time playing football at the University of Florida and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
After identifying a need for frontline leadership in the trade industry, he has spent the last 15 years working with companies to improve leadership culture. Alex has worked directly with more than 1,200 foreman leaders, helping them improve in areas such as: effective communication, performance coaching, work-life balance, stress management, generational leadership, critical thinking and time management.
Alex understands the trade industry’s underlying challenges in profitability, performance, labor and productivity and how it has the potential to derail growth.
Alex Willis // CEO of Leadership Surge
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