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The Power of Robust Relationships

Part of living the game changer life is having robust relationships with people in all aspects of your life: if you're in the workplace, if you're on a team, with your family, and with your friends. Game changers understand what it takes to develop robust relationships with people, and this episode's 9 tips will help you not only bring your current relationships to a new level, but head into new relationships with the right mindset to make life more fulfilling, rewarding, and enjoyable.…

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 19, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Change the Game at Your Dealership

Change the game at your dealership by bridging the gap between the experience your customer has shopping for a car online and what they experience when they show up at your dealership. Are you ready to get SAVY? Visit www.easycare.com/LearnToLeadSAVY to learn more and schedule a demo. …

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 13, 2018 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Staying Hungry

In this episode, Dave welcomes special guest and three-time Big 10 basketball champion Max Bielfeldt to the LearnToLead studios. Together they discuss hunger in relation to goals, what constitutes a great teammate, remaining focused despite injuries and external conditions that may be outside of your control, and much more! Listen in to help ignite or refuel your hunger as you work towards the game changer life, and share it with those you care about to help them do the same. …

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 12, 2018 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Loyalty is Performance

Loyalty, tenure, and seniority are commonly confused, but game changers understand that loyalty is performance. Tenure and seniority can become a license for laziness for team members not content to work as hard or as smart as they once did; and, without a proper understanding of loyalty, you could be holding yourself back from living the game changer life. This episode shares ways you can show loyalty, so that you can evaluate your own mindset and performance, and help those you care about…

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Added by Dave Anderson on June 5, 2018 at 12:41pm — No Comments

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

In a world increasingly picking up speed, passive leaders have never been more vulnerable. Recent history has demonstrated in business it’s no longer so much a matter of the big eating the small, but the swift eating the slow. Obviously, this dynamic puts the careers of those content to wait for things to change on a leadership endangered species list. You know what I mean—those content to wait for:

• A better product: “Once the ‘X’ or ‘Y’ model gets here we’ll be rocking.”

• A…

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Added by Dave Anderson on May 23, 2018 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Truth About Hard Work

Many people think they're hard workers simply because they put in a lot of hours and are busy during the day; but, the truth about hard work is that if it isn't smart work, it's dumb work. Game changers understand the difference between hard and smart work, and in fact do both. This episode from Dave shares the truth about hard work so that you can end your days feeling energized, motivated, and accomplished, rather than unfulfilled, depleted, and frustrated. Get it now and work towards that…

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Added by Dave Anderson on May 22, 2018 at 12:03pm — No Comments

The Miracle of Encouragement

Game changers are interested in not only getting better themselves, but also in helping lift and elevate others to a whole new level. They are masters in the art of encouragement, and understand its potential to create a miraculous moment in a situation, in someone's day, or in someone's life. This episode from Dave shares thoughts and steps on encouragement, and how this simple act that costs you nothing can bring welcome consequences to both your life and the lives of others. Listen to it…

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Added by Dave Anderson on May 15, 2018 at 12:40pm — No Comments

The Power of Now

If you've listened as Dave signs off his podcast episodes, you've heard him say there's power in now; and, with his newest podcast episode you get an inside look at how important that power is in helping you to become unstoppable! Listen to it today, and share it with others to help them understand and leverage the power of now. Stream and download for free at https://bit.ly/2HYgyXW…

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Added by Dave Anderson on May 8, 2018 at 12:36pm — No Comments

The Game Changing Wisdom of Jim Rohn

The newest podcast episode from Dave Anderson shares thoughts and game changing wisdom from the late and great Jim Rohn, who was a mentor and source of inspiration to leaders worldwide. Don't miss out on the principles shared in this episode. Applying them can help you become #unstoppable! Stream, download, or share for free today via …

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Added by Dave Anderson on May 1, 2018 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Lighten Up!

Lighten up! Catch the Friday 2-Minute Warning today at and don't take yourself too seriously!…

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Added by Dave Anderson on April 27, 2018 at 2:12pm — No Comments

The Game Changer Performer

Game changers consistently bring higher levels of effort, energy, enthusiasm, excellence, passion, attitude, focus, and integrity to all they do. In this new podcast episode Dave shares areas where game changers, and aspiring game changers alike, focus on growing so that they can more consistently bring those 8 key traits and deliver unstoppable performance day in and day out in all they do. Stream, download, or share for free via…

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Added by Dave Anderson on April 24, 2018 at 11:48am — No Comments

The Power of a Pruning Mindset

Pruning is the process of removing what is undesirable in order to make room for growth, and is a necessity if you want to reach your fullest potential and live the game changer life. In this episode Dave shares three pruning strategies (realign, revitalize, remove) you can apply to your daily activities, associations, mindset, and more, to help you remove what's less than optimal and make room for unstoppable growth. Download or stream this episode for free on iTunes, Google Play Music,…

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Added by Dave Anderson on April 17, 2018 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Promotion Principles to Protect Your Organization

Some leaders excel at picking others for promotion and development while others lead their organizations into chaos or ruin with poor choices in this regard. Following are principles from two men who were, arguably, two of the best people-pickers of the last century—General George C. Marshall, and Alfred Sloan of General Motors—as related by one of my favorite minds on the matter, Peter Drucker.

Step 1: Think through the process.

Look first at the nature of the…

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Added by Dave Anderson on April 13, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments

10 Dumb Tendencies You Must Give Up to Go Up

There are some really dumb things we can do on a daily basis, that start off as tendencies, but if left unchecked can turn into habits. And without acknowledging them, facing them, and fixing them, you'll find yourself continually being taken out of your zone, and unable to consistently bring the 8 key game changer traits to all you do. This episode shares 10 dumb tendencies for you to watch out for so you can stay on track towards living the game changer life. Download, stream, or share it…

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Added by Dave Anderson on April 10, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Incredible Power of Clarity

As Vince Lombardi said, "It's hard to be aggressive when you're confused." Game changers know this and understand that becoming unstoppable is a result of becoming resolutely clear about their: purpose, goals, values, personal philosophy, daily behaviors, and more. This episode shares the powerful benefits of clarity as well as key aspects to creating clarity, so that you can reach your fullest potential and help others do the same. Get it now at …

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Added by Dave Anderson on April 3, 2018 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Five Keys to Effective Execution

Execution is not about fighting every battle, but choosing the fewest battles necessary to win the war. Game changing results are a matter of doing the ordinary things extraordinarily well - every day, without excuse, and regardless of the cost. In this episode Dave shares five keys to effective execution so you can apply the 8 game changer traits more consistently day in and day out, and execute towards your most bold visions and goals. Get the 5 keys at …

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Added by Dave Anderson on March 27, 2018 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Power of a Closed Mind

Having an open mind is important when considering ideas, opinions, feedback, or suggestions. But equally important, especially if you want to live the game changer life, is knowing when to have a closed mind - becoming more discretionary about where you invest your precious time, energy, and resources. In this podcast episode Dave shares areas where you should close your mind to, so you can assess and address anything that is holding you back from becoming unstoppable. Listen to this and…

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Added by Dave Anderson on March 20, 2018 at 1:48pm — No Comments

Ten Lessons I'd Teach My Younger Self

Some people grow old, but they don't grow up - still making the same mistakes and possessing the same mindsets and habits that held them back years ago. You can't become your best until you're learning from the past, and to help you become your best, Dave shares 10 lessons he would teach to his younger self. If you've learned these lessons already, use this as a reinforcement, or to share those lessons with others so you can nudge them closer to living the game changer life.

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Added by Dave Anderson on March 13, 2018 at 12:10pm — No Comments

The Cost of Choosing to be Offended



This article is about staying more focused on what matters most so you can get more of the right things done daily and improve results. But first I need to set the stage by presenting what is often the biggest obstacle to that goal: getting sidetracked throughout the day by what—in the full scope of reaching your potential as a human being—is trivial and in some cases, doesn’t matter at all in that regard. In other words, choosing to be offended by someone or something and stepping out…

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Added by Dave Anderson on March 13, 2018 at 12:03pm — No Comments

New Podcast Episode: How to Develop More Excellence

Excellence is about doing something a certain way, with a certain intent, every single time, and it's one of the 8 key traits game changers bring consistently to all they do. Because excellence is often misunderstood, this episode clarifies how the game changer defines excellence and gives steps for developing it, so that you can bring more of it day in and day out, and help others do so as well. Start developing more excellence today with the 9 steps in this episode, available at …

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Added by Dave Anderson on March 6, 2018 at 11:58am — No Comments

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