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The Energy to Lead

Who’s fired up today? I hope so! I want to talk about two important things with you–Leadership and Energy. Last I checked, we could all use more great energy these days. And leadership is always valuable and worth discussing. 

Specifically, I want to talk about the relationship between energy, leadership, business, success, and results today. Regardless of the industry, sector, or career you’re in, there is no doubt that your energy, communication, and leadership play paramount roles in creating the peace, happiness, success, and fulfillment you desire in life.

Today’s episode is a favorite as I have a special guest on the IMPACT SHOW. Natalie Peterson is not only a leadership and stamina coach with 15 years of experience in organizational development, but she is also a former employee of Fitness Quest 10 & Todd Durkin Enterprises for many years. So be ready for some great stories, many funny and some not so funny! 

Natalie and I are going to go deep in conversation about: 

  • The IMPACT Natalie had on Fitness Quest 10 & Todd Durkin Enterprises. We also share some great lessons & stories on leadership and energy, despite her sharing some good dirt on me.
  • How she became a Human Performance Coach & a Leadership Strategy Consultant.
  • Top leadership skills for lasting IMPACT and the 3 enemies of being present.
  • What great leadership & communication looks like today and how that’s different than even a few years ago.
  • One of my biggest pet peeves when on a ZOOM call or meeting.
  • The importance behind effective leaders practicing self-care, taking breaks, and breathwork.
  • How to create energy that is sustainable, consistent, genuine, positive, and contagious. Yes, positively contagious!
  • Why she loves Ted Lasso and how those lessons apply today in leadership.
  • Why it’s important to do things right the first time you do them.

Enjoy today’s SHOW. It’s full of great content on leadership, high performance, and getting results in today’s new business climate. 

If you find value in today’s podcast, please share it on your social media or send the link to your friends, family, colleagues, and co-workers who are looking for great content on leadership, teamwork, and high performance.

Todd Durkin Social Media:

Instagram & Twitter: @ToddDurkin
FB: @ToddDurkinFQ10

Natalie Peterson Social Media:
Instagram: @nataliepetey
Facebook: Empowered Working Mom’s Network

More of the episode:

1:30 – Todd shares his personal theme for 2022.

Y’all know I love acronyms and E.N.E.R.G.Y. is an acronym that stands for: 
E: Enthusiasm & positive Energy 
N: Never quit, Never die mentality; no bad habits
E: Extraordinary health
R: Resilience, rules, and resolutions
G: Get your mind right to live God-Sized Dreams
YYes, Yahweh, & Yoga

5:30  – Todd introduces Natalie Peterson.
History with Todd/TDE and top lessons learned 

10:01 – How Natalie became a human performance coach.
One of the best parts of working with TDE/FQ10 was the people
Top 3 lessons learned: Team, Culture, & Circle of genius.
Ready, Fire, Aim mantra 

19:19  – Natalie shares her new path as a Leadership Strategy Consultant.
Develop leaders. Retain talent. Exercise physiology. Organization Development + Exercise Physiology = Total Human Performance.

21:50 – Top leadership skills for lasting IMPACT!

#1 Ability to be Present. #2 Show Empathy. #3 Be Intentional & Target Influence

22:33 – Leadership Skill #1: Ability to be Present.

You go first. Be present with yourself. Take care of your needs. The 3 enemies of Being Present. Being more present and turning off the distractions.

30:14 – Leadership Skill #2: Empathy.
The decline of empathy over the past 40-50 years. “Be curious, not judgemental,” Ted Lasso. Empathy over ego. Listen with your eyes vs. your ears. How to win the caring game. 

34:40 – Leadership Skill #3: Be Intentional & Target Your Influence.
Meet them where they are. Ask them. Be quiet (7 seconds). Leading today is different in many ways.

39:43 – Mindset shifts to refresh your energy.
A good morning routine. Start small/Start over. Consistency. Directed Attention Fatigue/Take Breaks. Habits Todd had to fix and eliminate. Books to read: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy and Atomic Habits by James Clear.

47:16 – Natalie shares skills on Targeted Leadership.
Positive interaction. Maximize time & moments. “The Leaders Protocol”. “If you don’t have time to do it right the first time, when will you have time to do it again?”

58:58 – Todd Outro.
Did you order your Get Your God-Sized Dreams Planner 2022 yet? If you have not already ordered it, it’s NOT too late. It has my entire “Annual Strategic Plan” questions for your year and life, quarterly planning, 10-Forms of Wealth & 3-in-30, WLAG’s, my “win the day” formula…and then some. More than just a planner, it will help you fulfill your biggest dreams, vision, mission, and what God has called you to do! We reverse engineer your success starting from your life to your year, quarter, month, week, and day down to the hour. Get it TODAY! 

GET IT TODAY on Amazon – The God-Sized Dreams Planner – Durkin, Todd: Books

More about Natalie:

Natalie Peterson is a Human Performance Coach who helps leaders become more effective with the people they influence and have the energy to replicate their success. As an industry expert, she is the creator of The Stamina Protocol® and host of the Mom Entrepreneur Playbook Podcast. Her 15 years of experience in organizational development and a Masters’s degree in Exercise Physiology blend together to provide a unique solution for leadership development, retention, and burnout recovery. She holds a Master Trainer Certification in Situational Leadership®, The Leader’s Protocol®, The Service Protocol®, Forte Communication, and is a Marshall Goldsmith Certified Executive Coach. 

Natalie has traveled all of the United States and Latin America, implementing stamina and leadership curriculum and coaching into organizations, across every industry, from healthcare to retail and global center.  

Connect with Natalie Peterson:
Energy to Lead Self Assessment: /
Instagram: @nataliepetey
Facebook: Empowered Working Mom’s Network

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