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Dec 31, 2016

Hello everyone,
​This is the last episode of 2016, and the last day of the year!

I want to say Big Thank You to everyone listening and following me, and I really hope that I was able to inspire or motivate you to always keep moving forward in life, regardless how challenging sometimes it may be, uncover and overcome your fears, and to be hungry for knowledge.

​Learn something new everyday, read or listen to books, seek training opportunities whenever possible and keep expanding your knowledge in order to continue growing personally and professionally wherever you may be in life.

​I look forward to new year 2017 and to continue sharing my passion for personal growth and development with you.

 

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Dec 21, 2016

Hey everyone, Alex Kheyson is here, and I am happy to continue to share my passion for personal development and self-learning with you.

In this episode the following questions and topics are addressed:

 

 

  • What happens when we are in a desperate state?
  • How being in desperate state may help us find the solution to our long-term problem or situation that we have difficulty in overcoming, or What's in it for me?
  • Does every person succeeds in locating a winning solution?
  • How can we get ourselves out of desperate state and win?

 

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it

 

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Dec 14, 2016

Hey everyone, Alex Kheyson is here, and I am happy to continue to share my passion for personal development and self-learning with you.

In this episode the following questions and topics are addressed:

 

  • Is practice of using affirmations, visualizations, and vision boards the same for every person?
  • The option of using affirmations lies in your hands and can be driven by your goals and desire to succeed 
  • Why the use of affirmations, visualizations, and vision boards may not yield any noticeable results? Does consistency have to do anything with it? What are some other reasons why people choose not to use affirmations or visualizations?
  • What are some of the solutions to help people overcome the resistance of using affirmations and visualizations on the regular basis?
  • How long should one practice affirmations, is there start and end time?
  • What are Affirmations and what are they consist of? Should you only use one affirmation statement or multiple?
  • What are some examples of affirmation statements?
  • What are Visualizations? How different are visualizations from affirmations statements?
  • An example of visualization and tie in with affirmation statements used
  • When is the best time to practice visualizations and affirmations, and what is the frequency?
  • What is a vision board? Does it need to be in the specific format or style?
  • Do I have to use all three techniques - Affirmations, Visualizations, nd Vision boards?

I hope you enjoyed listening and find this episode very useful for you or someone else that you may know. Please feel free to share this episode if you know someone who may benefit from listening to it.

 

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Nov 23, 2016

Hi everyone,

Alex Kheyson here. Welcome to the Heart & Mind of a Leader show.

In this episode I am discussing the following points and questions:

  • What are you capable of achieving? Why do we set limits to our growth and future?
  • Whatever you think in you mind is the end result, ultimately leads you to that result. Is it possible or impossible what you think?
  • Do you have what it takes to succeed and reach your goal? Is having passion the only requirement? Passion is only the beginning, but other ingredients must be present to keep going
  • Why do we give up on our goals so easily and stop trying? Is it caused by the situation or is it caused by our decisions? We often stop before the finish line is reached, half-way towards our goal
  • The important of giving your 100%. Different between want to accomplishing a goal and making a decision to accomplish it. Why this is important?
  • Five takeaways to think about before you go

 

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Nov 16, 2016

Hi everyone,

 

In this episode the following points and questions are addressed:

 

  • What is the purpose of the weekend in your opinion and how it aligns to the opinions of others. Or is there an general alignment?
  • Do you see weekend as an opportunity to relax or opportunity to work on your goals? I guess this completely depends on your goals.
  • Weekend and opportunity it presents to work on your goals and dreams, as well as setting the foundation for the upcoming week. Time to grind or time to play? Which option aligns with your mission?
  • By dedicating 5-8+ hours on Saturday and Sunday to get closer to your personal and professional goals, are you taking time away or adding more time to spend with your family? This is difficult, but not impossible question to answer.
  • The importance of time and how it can help or hurt your mission in the long run?
  • Ways we can use weekends to maximize our time available to establish and work towards completing those goals, which ultimately should lead you closer to your lifetime dream(s). You may not currently see the weekend the same way I do, and that's ok, but I want to show you how change in our daily activities, including weekends,  can be the different between standing still and moving forward.

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Best,

Alex Kheyson

Nov 9, 2016

Hi everyone, Alex Kheyson here.

In this episode I am addressing the following questions/topics:

  • Do you know what you want out of life?
  • Being overwhelmed with daily life's challenges and obligations
  • It is easier to conform and stick to status quo or to create a new path, and what are the consequence for each?
  • Complaining or acting, what choice will you make?
  • Why are we more likely to help others reach their dreams vs. working to achieve our own.
  • Learn and invest in self-development or wait for unknown
  • Making in the corporate world and reaching your highest potential or starting your own business?
  • What does it take to reach the top?

 

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Nov 2, 2016

Hey everyone,

Alex Kheyson here, and this is episode 33!

This episode highlights the important points to remember, cherish, and be thankful for what we have in our lives.

The importance of remembering that there are always ways to change our present, if we are not happy with where we are, for being far from where we want to be - our dream life.

Living in the moment every day, appreciate and take advantage of every and all opportunities that come our way.

Actually doing something about our existing situation vs. complaining how bad everything is.

 Discussing the importance of NOW.

 Cherishing our memories and save them in our 'memory bank' or 'memory jar'

 

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Oct 26, 2016

Hello my fellow listeners!

 

In this episode I will discuss different ways that we procrastinate, know and have observed in others as well many times before, but perhaps, did not give them much thought

 

  • What are some of the procrastination types you may have experienced yourself or have observed? I discuss: 'intentional', 'unintentional', and 'strategic' procrastination
  • Additional questions discussed are:
  •  What is the 'intentional' procrastination?
  •  What is 'unintentional' procrastination?
  •  What is 'strategic' procrastination?
  •  Is procrastination always bad?

 AND...

  •  Covering 6 ways to help with stopping procrastination

Best,

Alex E Kheyson

Oct 19, 2016

Hey everyone, Alex Kheyson here.

In this episode I am discussing the following:

  • Why do we create the problems that do not exist?
  • Sharing negativity and affecting someone else's well being, or ruining their day. Why are we engage in such practice or see others do it?
  • What do you need to focus on before potentially creating an empty noise?
  • Importance of being problem owner and solver, vs. a complainer.
  • Being in control of your own success
Oct 12, 2016

Hey everyone, Alex Kheyson here.

In this podcast episode I am discussing the following:

Why most people focus on what they see above the surface and expect great things come to them, without considering or thinking about the 'roots', foundation, what is beneath the surface? We expect things just come to us, money, wealth, job, and success, but we are not willing to work to get it.

Let's focus on building our foundation in few simple steps, in order to get the life and future that we want for ourselves. Stop blaming others for your failures, or lack of happiness, start doing, go after what you want and show the world what you are capable of.

Oct 5, 2016
Episode 26 - Constant Self-Doubt, Low Self-Esteem and Ways to Overcome Them

Hey everyone!

In this episode I am sharing ways to transition from feeling down with low level of self-esteem and self-doubt to feeling great again, while sharing your positivity with others.

You are presented with four very simple steps to conquer negative energy that has build up inside of your mind over the years and begin attracting positivity to you and others around you!

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Aug 24, 2016
Episode 25 - How to overcome the fear of Public Speaking?

Hey everyone,

 

In this episode and wanted to explore one of the fears that many people are struggling to overcome, and that is fear of public speaking. I am sharing three-step process to help with overcoming the fear of public speaking, and turn it into something that you actually enjoy and looking forward to.

Don't let the fear of public speaking prevent you from sharing your knowledge and expertise with others. Let you greatness shine wherever you are presenting.

Aug 17, 2016
Episode  24 - What do I really want in life?

Hey everyone,

My apologies for a long pause.

In this episode I am uncovering the question that all of us are asking ourselves as some point in our lives - "What do I really want in life?" Many of us are faced with uncertainty, whether you want to admit it or not.  

In this post I am sharing a question that you can ask yourself,  which took me many years or going through self-reflection sessions and many failures and mistakes that I've made while trying to find the answer to the question same question. This one self-uncovering question  had changed my life and helped me to uncover my passion. Only one question that you need to ask yourself if you are still not happy where you are in life, not happy with your job, or how much money you earn. It took me many long years, until I finally uncovered this one question which helped me see the path that I want to take in my life. Don't wait several  more years asking yourself  what you want in life, begin living the life of your dreams today.

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Jul 20, 2016
Episode 23 - Stop living in a fantasy world of your wishes and Procrastination – Hard Work and Extreme Persistence is what’s Required!

Hey everyone,

As I was heading home from vacation, one thought came to my mind, and I asked myself why I haven’t discussed this with my listeners yet. So, I found some sticky notes in my backpack and started writing, until I used up almost all available sticky notes. What I was thinking and writing about was how important and critical hard work and persistence are to everyone’s’ success. Let me know what you think by sending me an email to: Alex@heartandmindofaleader.com

In this episode I am discussing the following points:

 

  • The importance of really hard work and persistence to get you where you want to be in life
  • How hard work and strong persistence can be underestimated and why many people give up on their goals and dreams
  • Persistence – a way to get from point A to point B
  • Driving force – fuel – that moves you forward
  • Questions to ask yourself before you begin the journey towards your goal
  • My personal example of hard work and persistence
  • Tools, Resources and Action Items to help you along the way

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Jul 6, 2016
Episode 22 - 'Big Picture' thinking and leading

Hey everyone,

In this podcast episode I am addressing the following questions and topics:

What is ‘Big Picture’ way of thinking and how does it apply to leadership?

Discussing standard thinking approach and its usual focus as well as effect on others

When does standard thinking and leading approach is used and why

What is a ‘Big Picture’ analysis and communication style and how it may affect perception

Chess analogy - How does a game of chess relate to the ‘big picture’ thinking and communication

Pro-Active Approach to problem uncovering and solving, how it goes hand in hand with ‘big picture’ ways of thinking and leading

 

Jun 29, 2016
Running an online business while working full time

Hey everyone, ​

Thank you for investing your valuable time in listening to my show. ​

​Today I want to share how I structure my week for ultimate efficiency running on online business, while working full time. I am sure many of you are finding yourself in very similar situation where you are working 40+ hours each week and not sure how you can possibly start and run your own business online with almost no time left in the day for anything else.

​First, let me tell you that it is certainly possible to work full time and run your own business online during the two days off that you have available, plus some evenings during the week.

​In this episode I am sharing my week with you and how I organize my time to successfully deliver leadership and personal development content to you weekly, while working full time job

Jun 22, 2016
Episode 20 - How to create the life that you want with limited spare time

Hey everyone,

In this podcast episode I've want to speak with you about ways how our own mind dictates us what to do, and in some cases limits us from potentially reaching our goals and life-time dreams. ​

We all have dreams that we want to fulfill in our lives, whether it is opening our own business, advancing in our existing careers, make more money, travel, etc. However, often we find ourselves in the same situation year over year without any significant progress. Why?

​It all has to do with doubts and fears in our own mind, where we create barriers for ourselves, making it seem like there's no way for us to move forward towards reaching our life-time goals, follow our passion, and do what we really love. ​In this episode I am discussing the following:

  • What are some of the challenges that we face on our path to success, and which questions do we typically ask ourselves to re-affirm our mind's guidance
  • What have I done in order to change my life for a better and to follow my passion
  • What is one critical steps that you can take in order to go after your dream and start your own business, even if your spare time that you have at the end of the day is very limited due to working full time
  • Tools that can help you automate parts of your business and organize your week
Jun 15, 2016
Episode 19 - The Importance of Employee Engagement and Feedback

Hey everyone,

In this episode you will learn the following:

  • The reasons why employee engagement is important to any organization
  • How are business leaders of highly engaged teams differ from the ones that are not
  • Sources of critical feedback. How to capitalize on learn from feedback received from customers
  • Who are your internal and external customers. The important of both customer groups for your business
  • 11 steps that you can use to create an environment with high employee engagement
Jun 8, 2016
Episode 18 - The Power of Smile and Positive Energy

In this episode I am sharing the following information with you to help unleash the positive energy that is stored within you:

  • Why do we allow negative energy to accumulate and build up in our mind, which has an effect on how we feel?
  • Are you doing something wrong? Or do you need a different approach to address your concerns, worry and stress?
  • Steps that you can take to remove negative energy from your mind and transfer it to another source
  • Examples of positive affirmation that can be used
  • How would you feel if negative energy that was weighting on you before was replaced with a positive energy?

Show notes and takeaways are available on www.heartandmindofaleader.com/blog

May 31, 2016
Episode 17 - What to do if you failed at something that you had attempted to start?

In this episode you will learn the following:

  • What to do if you had failed at something that you had attempted to start?
  • What happens when someone fails at a particular task or project? What is your mind going through when faced with failure?
  • Difference between fixed and growth-focused mindsets
  • 7 Mind re-conditioning questions to ask when dealing with failures
  • Dream to start you own business while working a full time job. It is possible?
  • What are some of the most common barriers that we face before starting our own business and follow our passion in life, and ways to overcome them
May 25, 2016

In this episode I am discussing the reasons and sharing some examples why it is important to study successful people, and never stop learning for a leader

Some of the questions that I address are:

  • Why is continuous learning is a requirement for a leadership and personal development
  • Is there ever a stopping point in self-development and growth
  • Why is it critical to stay current with ever-changing business environment and how can one benefit greatly from staying information and knowledge hungry
  • What resources are available to us today in order to expand and grow our knowledge daily

I am passionate about continuous learning and development and I am explaining the reasons why in this episode.

For show notes, please visit www.heartandmindofaleader.com

 

May 18, 2016
Episode 15 - How to have a difficult conversation

In this podcast episode you will learn the following:

  • Challenges in having difficult conversations
  • Why difficult conversations are necessary
  • What are some examples of difficult conversations
  • What are some challenges you may be experiencing in preparation to have a difficult conversation with another person
  • Why delivering positive feedback is much easier than having a negative/constructive feedback session
  • What are some benefits of having constructive feedback conversations with employees, business leaders, peers
  • What steps can you take in order to turn negative difficult conversation into productive and action-oriented with a positive focus?
  • How can you go from feeling nervous and unprepared to confident and knowledgeable by following few simple steps?

20 Steps to prepare and conduct an effective conversation, regardless of its complexity

May 11, 2016
Episode 14 - How to Develop and Lead a Self-Managed Team

In this podcast episode you will learn the following:

  • How to reach the point when your team and business are self-managed and your focus is to lead them and big picture analysis and guidance
  • What mistake do many business leader make in reference to the team management. How this mistake can be uncovered and addressed
  • Who are the drivers of your – leader’s – vision
  • How investment in your team members’ development leads to the development of a self-managed team
  • The importance of explaining ‘WHY’ as part of the vision communication by a leader. How critical it is in successful team development and leadership
  • Why is it important for a leader to put themselves in the shoes of their team members

10 different ways or steps that leader may take in order to build a self-managed team and business

May 4, 2016

In this podcast episode you will learn the following:

  • What is perception
  • Why perception is a such an important part of a leadership, personal and professional development
  • How correct or incorrect perception is created
  • Why do we create potentially incorrect perception of someone based on our observations
  • Looking at and understanding your own perception
  • How does one learns about and addresses incorrect perception of himself or herself
  • What are some of the ways to an effective Perception Management. Explaining some of the perception management techniques that you can take to address incorrect perception of yourself
Apr 27, 2016
Episode 12: Daily Positive Mind-Setting

In this episode you will learn the following:

  • What may happen if you allow negative thoughts or emotions to take over you mind
  • What is the first important step in overcoming negativity
  • Two primary ways to be exposed to negative energy
  • How can our own mind become our source of negative energy, and what to do about it
  • Negative people = Negative Thoughts = Negative Results concept and explanation
  • What are some of the ways to keep positively-focused mind and keep negative thoughts out or your head
    • Discussing  four different ways to overcome negativity and re-focus your mind with positive energy
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