Brandhood Podcast with Nathan Shooter
Contributors vs Critics [PART 1] feat. Troy Grant

Contributors vs Critics [PART 1] feat. Troy Grant

June 4, 2017

When it comes to voicing our ideas, we have a choice to be a Contributor or a Critic. Which are you?

In this episode, we take a sneak peek behind the political scenes with NSW state politician, Troy Grant. We look at how we can be involved in public debate, voice our ideas and defend truths, all without leaving a trail of emotional destruction behind us.

Episode Highlights:

  • Understand the value of giving back to your community.
  • Realise that your life experiences will shape the way you respond to others.
  • Everyone has varying levels of resilience to criticism, politicians aren't immune.
  • Social Media is a wonderful tool, but can also cause hurt through anonymity.
  • "We get the government we deserve" - Thomas Jefferson.
  • Public issues should be awarded attention based on merit, not on volume.
  • Everyone has a responsibility to fact-check what we read in news channels.
  • Read news articles in their entirety, rather than just scanning the headlines.
  • Separate the content of an argument, from the character of the person.
  • Before writing-off relationships due to a disagreement, pursue common ground and look at the 'scorecard' of the person's history with you.
  • When voicing opinions, rather than simply repeating the problem, bring a solution or at least a solution-focused attitude to the exchange. 
  • It's in our self-interest to be collaborative, both at work and in our personal lives.
  • There's many opportunities to become involved in government, seek out how you can contribute to a local organisation.
  • If you've experienced criticism as a leader, be encouraged. Recall moments when your investment has impacted others, then allow memory to motivate you to keep going.

About the guest, Troy Grant

Former Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Troy Grant is a former police inspector with 22 years front line service protecting the community. He has been decorated with the Commissioner’s Commendations for Courage on two occasions. 

His career highlights include serving as the Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts and Minister for Racing. Troy was also awarded the National Police Service Medal in 2015.

You can find his full biography here.

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Decision-making Simplified: Intuition & Intention

Decision-making Simplified: Intuition & Intention

April 22, 2017

Find decision-making intimidating? Life is a combination of curves and straight lines, so our approach to decision-making should be the same. In this episode you'll gain clarity by creating 'Simplifier' questions that will enable you to make decisions using intuition and intention. Find more editions at nathanshooter.com

4 Ways to Improve Your Digital Diet

4 Ways to Improve Your Digital Diet

March 24, 2017

Do you have a healthy digital diet? As a 21-Century citizen, we need to analyse the things that compete for our attention on mobile phones and tablets. In this mini episode, we explore 4 ways you can Dominate Your Notifications, to create more mental energy. Find out more about the 'Rest to Be Your Best' series on iTunes or at nathanshooter.com

Rest To Be Your Best [PART 2]

Rest To Be Your Best [PART 2]

March 18, 2017

Want to perform at your best? Learn how to rest, better.

Series of 2 Podcasts: Working hard comes naturally to me, however I've discovered that I'm not a natural when it comes to knowing how to rest. In this blog/podcast/video edition, you'll find a comprehensive collection of mental tactics that I've developed in an effort to rest, better.Click here to discover more in the show notes.

Rest To Be Your Best [PART 1]

Rest To Be Your Best [PART 1]

March 18, 2017

Want to perform at your best? Learn how to rest, better.

Series of 2 Podcasts: Working hard comes naturally to me, however I've discovered that I'm not a natural when it comes to knowing how to rest. In this blog/podcast/video edition, you'll find a comprehensive collection of mental tactics that I've developed in an effort to rest, better. Click here to discover more in the show notes.

Becoming a Multi-Talent feat. Kieth Yap

Becoming a Multi-Talent feat. Kieth Yap

February 11, 2017

Becoming a Multi-Talent: Interview with Kieth Yap

Maybe you're like Kieth, talented at more than just one thing. In this episode we discuss how to manage your desire to develop skills in two distinctly different fields. Kieth Yap is an contemporary visual artist and a school teacher. 

Episode snapshot:

  • Define and review your key strengths
  • 'Following your passion' isn't always good advice
  • Decide whether they are ranked the same or differently
  • Within your skills, carefully choose sets of sub-skills
  • Be responsible, yet take creative risks
  • Skills from unrelated employment can be transferrable
  • Find a niche requires patience 
  • Skills get utilised in different timing to what we expect

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Antarctica & Beyond feat. Entrepreneur Phil Asker

Antarctica & Beyond feat. Entrepreneur Phil Asker

February 4, 2017

Flying over Antarctica and Beyond: Travel Entrepreneur Phil Asker, Founder and Director at Antarctica Flights

Is Your Next Big Thing Waiting? Feat. Danny Hile

Is Your Next Big Thing Waiting? Feat. Danny Hile

January 30, 2017

Is Your Next Big Thing Waiting? Tips for Time Management: Danny Hile

There are 7 essential time management skills you will need if you want to be successful:

  1. Create your personal mission, which will act as a reminder of your personal values in an ever changing world. Your mission statement will guide you and keep you on course, when you need to make tough decisions. Your mission is the very foundation for you to build your time management skills on.
  2. Set your own goals, so you can be specific about what you aim to achieve and by when. Everything you want are only dreams until you turn them into specific goals. Goal setting is another one of those important time management skills because it gives you specific targets to work towards.
  3. Focus on what you want because you have limited time and resources. You need to be crystal clear about what you want and your path to get there. Often time management skills are undermined because we live in a noisy world, which easily distracts people from working on their goals.
  4. Organise your schedule, so you make time for what’s important to you, instead of using that time to work on someone else’s goals. Being organised means you can set up meetings, appointments and set aside time to contribute to your goals.
  5. Make your own decisions. Learn to move forward and make better decisions before you take action towards your goals. Better decisions
  6. Act on your decisions because ideas are worthless without action. Once you have made a clear decision, you need to take action.
  7. Review your results and progress, so you can reward your achievements, evaluate your progress and address any missed goals. If you missed any of your goals, it’s important to know why and how to improve your chances of success in the future.
How to Review Your Year [PART 2]

How to Review Your Year [PART 2]

January 21, 2017

How to Review Your Year: PART 2

How to Review Your Year [PART 1] + FREE eBook

How to Review Your Year [PART 1] + FREE eBook

January 20, 2017

How to Review Your Year: PART 1 + FREE eBook Toolkit

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