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You're just one decision away from having a wonderful life. Your host, Dr. Ann Vertel, is a success psychologist, executive coach, and 20-year naval officer who will help you take charge of your life, your career, and everything in between. You'll learn how to master your mindset so you can show up, step up, and live up to your highest potential. Learn more at https://AnnVertel.com
 
Kate's Take: where Kate Erickson of Entrepreneurs On Fire shares a behind-the-scenes look at how to run a 7-figure business. Looking for step-by-step, in-depth and actionable lessons that will help you start creating, growing and monetizing your business? Then you're in the right place! Ditch overwhelm and start taking action today.
 
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This month's podcasts focus on people, specifically the different aspects to consider when it comes to the talent acquisition, development and management. Today's episode focuses on the need to hire the right people and how fit and genuineness are among the most important criteria to consider. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love it if you could l…
 
This month's podcasts focus on the topic of mindset, and the kinds of traits and ideas we need to embed to achieve what we want. In today's episode, I speak to the importance of being an optimist, to fight cynicism. Many view unbridled optimism as a weakness, because it requires a health measure of vulnerability. To the contrary, I believe it's a s…
 
This month's podcasts focus on the topic of mindset, and the kinds of traits and ideas we need to embed to achieve what we want. In today's episode, I discuss how we often want to be nice to someone in our orbit, but hold ourselves back because we pre-judge the way it will be received. It turns out that that we overthink things and in fact science …
 
This month's podcasts focus on the topic of mindset, and the kinds of traits and ideas we need to embed to achieve what we want. In today's episode, I talk about a decision to remove someone from my LinkedIn Network because of their constant negativity. There's no point in encouraging that behavior, and in fact, I'd argue it demands a stronger resp…
 
This month's podcasts focus on the topic of mindset, and the kinds of traits and ideas we need to embed to achieve what we want. Today's episode takes on the topic of letting go - and how difficult it is when we feel we've been wronged. Yet, it doesn't help us to "hold onto our grudges like little pets". It's far more important and helpful to move …
 
This month's podcasts focus on the topic of mindset, and the kinds of traits and ideas we need to embed to achieve what we want. Today's episode focuses on the concept of idealism. It's a concept that comes naturally as kids but one we tend to sacrifice as we grow older. I argue that's a mistake. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love it if you coul…
 
This month, I'd like to speak to a few fundamental ideas about how we work and the implications of our behaviors when we work. Today's episode focuses on Values. Our values don't simply materialize - we have to choose and exhibit those values. When we don't, we're basically choosing someone else's values. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love it if…
 
This month, I'd like to speak to a few fundamental ideas about how we work and the implications of our behaviors when we work. Specifically, in today's episode, I speak to the idea of belief, and the fact that it's our belief in ourselves that drives our ability to achieve, excel and become who we truly are. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love it…
 
This month, I'd like to speak to a few fundamental ideas about how we work and the implications of our behaviors when we work. In today's episode, I talk about our tendency, as we get older, to focus less on what we do well and more on what we don't. It's a curious thing, because it's our strengths that will drive us forward and, therefore, what we…
 
This month, I'd like to speak to a few fundamental ideas about how we work and the implications of our behaviors when we work. In today's episode, I talk about work ethics and this idea of balance. We shouldn't ever apologize for the former, and I argue, if we want to build something great, then we have to accept that a balanced life is not possibl…
 
This month kicks off 2021 with a few thoughts on mindset - and specifically getting our heads straight as we look forward to our goals and what we want to get done over the next 12 months. Today's episode closes out the month with a few thoughts on mindset and how we tend to define standards that, frankly, constrain us more than they help us, espec…
 
This month kicks off 2021 with a few thoughts on mindset - and specifically getting our heads straight as we look forward to our goals and what we want to get done over the next 12 months. In today's episode, I go on a bit of a rant about this idea of "age-appropriate". I don't know who came up with this idea but, frankly, it's nonsense and in this…
 
This month kicks off 2021 with a few thoughts on mindset - and specifically getting our heads straight as we look forward to our goals and what we want to get done over the next 12 months. In today's episode, I share a brief story about an interaction I had with a friend many years ago. The lessons from that story speaks to the constraints we put o…
 
This month kicks off 2021 with a few thoughts on mindset - and specifically getting our heads straight as we look forward to our goals and what we want to get done over the next 12 months. Today's episode focuses on our belief systems, the boxes we tend to put ourselves in and how an interview with a famous classical musician reminded me of the nee…
 
This month's podcast closes out the year with my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic that's absorbed all of us this year. I'll share my perspectives on how I've assessed this impact and how I interpret its impact going forward. Today's podcast closes out the year with my thoughts on how 2020 and COVID-19 has forced us to rethink how we need to approa…
 
This month's podcast closes out the year with my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic that's absorbed all of us this year. I'll share my perspectives on how I've assessed this impact and how I interpret its impact going forward. Today's podcast take on the idea of Work From Home (WFH) and how it's changed many of our views so significantly this year. …
 
This month's podcast closes out the year with my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic that's absorbed all of us this year. I'll share my perspectives on how I've assessed this impact and how I interpret its impact going forward. Today's podcast discusses how the pandemic has reset the equilibrium of what we thought was our "physical-virtual" balance, …
 
This month's podcast closes out the year with my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic that's absorbed all of us this year. I'll share my perspectives on how I've assessed this impact and how I interpret its impact going forward. Today's podcast discusses how we need to adjust our mindset when we think about the idea of progress. It's important to be o…
 
This month's podcast closes out the year with my thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic that's absorbed all of us this year. I'll share my perspectives on how I've assessed this impact and how I interpret its impact going forward. Today's episode ask the inevitable question of what we can compare this situation to. Of course, there's no easy answer, so …
 
This month's podcasts discusses the idea of happiness. It's such an important ideal and the next few podcasts talk about how we define it, grapple and fight for it, and ultimately, continue to pursue it. Today's episode closes the month on a philosophical note - the idea that happiness is like Inbox Zero - it is elusive, we will never permanently a…
 
This month's podcasts discusses the idea of happiness. It's such an important ideal and the next few podcasts talk about how we define it, grapple and fight for it, and ultimately, continue to pursue it. In today's episode, I share two thoughts on happiness. The first is about the path to happiness and that it starts with kindness - to ourselves. T…
 
This month's podcasts discusses the idea of happiness. It's such an important ideal and the next few podcasts talk about how we define it, grapple and fight for it, and ultimately, continue to pursue it. Today's episode is from something I wrote about back in 2018, when Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain - two people who had it all - took their own li…
 
This month's podcasts discusses the idea of happiness. It's such an important ideal and the next few podcasts talk about how we define it, grapple and fight for it, and ultimately, continue to pursue it. Today's episode focuses on how we define happiness, and specifically how it all boils down to expectations. That is, our happiness is always down …
 
This month's podcasts focus on people - the teams we work with, the people we surround ourselves with, and how we should think about them. People make all the difference. Today's episode focuses on the power and value of community. We weren't meant navigate the world alone, no matter what we might think. And the last few months have shown the value…
 
This month's podcasts focus on people - the teams we work with, the people we surround ourselves with, and how we should think about them. People make all the difference. Today's episode discusses that the worst thing that can happen to an organization is for its most passionate people to go quiet. The truth is that we need their passion and despit…
 
This month's podcasts focus on people - the teams we work with, the people we surround ourselves with, and how we should think about them. People make all the difference. In today's episode, I discuss the importance of surrounding yourself with people who believe in you. As much as you need to believe in yourself, it's as important to have an open,…
 
This month's podcasts focus on people - the teams we work with, the people we surround ourselves with, and how we should think about them. People make all the difference. In today's episode, I talk about something Warren Buffett said about the best thing about being rich. It isn't what you (or I) might have originally expected, and it has everythin…
 
This month's podcasts focus on war stories, recounting situations and experiences that were unique, intriguing and (always) educational. In today's episode, I talk about going to see Liam Gallagher perform (or not), but more precisely about what we get when we pay for something, and how we need to set our expectations accordingly. If you enjoyed th…
 
This month's podcasts focus on war stories, recounting situations and experiences that were unique, intriguing and (always) educational. In today's episode, I talk about my early experiences traveling - something I originally wasn't happy about, but soon came to realize that it is, actually, a hygiene factor today. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd …
 
This month's podcasts focus on war stories, recounting situations and experiences that were unique, intriguing and (always) educational. In today's episode, I share a story about a very unique experience I've had - and keep having on Twitter. Specifically, about how I'm regularly confused with the Former Chief Minister of Kashmir, and what that tel…
 
This month's podcasts focus on war stories, recounting situations and experiences that were unique, intriguing and (always) educational. In today's episode, I share a story from my early days in Management Consulting and specifically about working with a partner who, seemingly, liked to talk in riddles. There was, of course, a method to his madness…
 
This month's podcasts focus on war stories, recounting situations and experiences that were unique, intriguing and (always) educational. In today's episode, I recount one of the most unique interview experiences I had, back when I was interviewing for management consulting. It taught me that no matter how much you prepare, you don't always get what…
 
This month's podcasts delve into the seeds of entrepreneurship, where these crazy ideas come from and what they mean for us, as entrepreneurs. In today's episode, I reflect on article I read about Lauryn Hill and the importance of creating art for yourself and not for anyone else. This is true of all truly great creators - not simply in the Arts bu…
 
This month's podcasts delve into the seeds of entrepreneurship, where these crazy ideas come from and what they mean for us, as entrepreneurs. In today's episode, I discuss the nature of ideas, and specifically great ideas. What is it about great ideas that makes them endure? What kind of environment allows such ideas to break through? What do we n…
 
This month's podcasts delve into the seeds of entrepreneurship, where these crazy ideas come from and what they mean for us, as entrepreneurs. In today's episode, I talk about ideas and how the great ones are - and should be - polarizing. They should engage or enrage, but nothing in between. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd love it if you could lea…
 
This month's podcasts delve into the seeds of entrepreneurship, where these crazy ideas come from and what they mean for us, as entrepreneurs. In today's episode, I talk about where ideas get their start. Many times, we think of successful businesses as always having been full formed, from origin through execution. The reality is that it all starts…
 
This month, the podcast is focused on talent, specifically what we can and should expect of our people, as well as how we evaluate and manage them. In today's episode, I close out the month by talking about standards and the little compromises we make to accommodate this or that particular team member. It's far better to raise the bar, set our own …
 
This month, the podcast is focused on talent, specifically what we can and should expect of our people, as well as how we evaluate and manage them. In today's episode, I discuss a simple way to assess whether a performance problem is solvable or not, and that is to ask, whether it's a problem of content or values. The answer to that questions indic…
 
This month, the podcast is focused on talent, specifically what we can and should expect of our people, as well as how we evaluate and manage them. In today's episode, I talk about the difficult decision to let capable people go from your organization. People who've grown with you, contributed significantly, and continue to do their work. But, for …
 
This month, the podcast is focused on talent, specifically what we can and should expect of our people, as well as how we evaluate and manage them. In today's episode, I discuss performance evaluations and how the best organizations spend the most time on the hardest aspect of it: managing the talent at the margins. If you enjoyed this podcast, I'd…
 
This month, the podcast is focused on talent, specifically what we can and should expect of our people, as well as how we evaluate and manage them. In today's episode, I focus on expectations - and why it's important that we expect excellence and commitment from our people. That excellence and commitment aren't nice-to-haves, they're must-haves. If…
 
This month's podcasts focuses on the mental aspect of how we work - on the why we get started, how we get caught in ourselves and the mental mindset needed to succeed. In this episode, I wrap up this month’s theme on the mental mindsets we need to be successful, specifically sharing two ideas. The first is about how we should trust ourselves as we …
 
This month's podcasts focuses on the mental aspect of how we work - on the why we get started, how we get caught in ourselves and the mental mindset needed to succeed. In this episode, I talk about confidence, how it's difficult to gain but easy to lose. I also spell out the key behaviors, thought processes and tactics we should deploy to get it ba…
 
In today’s podcast, I’m taking a break from this month’s theme, which focuses on the mental mindsets that impact how we work. With all that’s going on and what’s been on all of our minds, it didn’t sit right with me. So, what I thought I’d do instead is share, in audio form, the blog post I put out earlier this week on my site, omerisms.com, in whi…
 
This month's podcasts focuses on the mental aspect of how we work - on the why we get started, how we get caught in ourselves and the mental mindset needed to succeed. In this episode, I discuss the delusion that is inspiration, this idea that if we just wait for it, it will eventually come and deliver us to where we want to go. That's simply not t…
 
This month's podcasts draw lessons from the world around us, specifically the sports and entertainment arenas. I focus on specific games or movies or entertainers and the lessons we can draw from what they've done or experienced or said. Today's podcast discusses that day in 1965 when Bob Dylan went electric and changed the course of his career. Bu…
 
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