#9: Whether You Think You Can, Or You Think You Can’t – You’re Right with Dr. Rob Fazio

Matthew Levy interviews Rob Fazio

In this Summon Courage, Change Everything podcast, I interview Rob Fazio, Ph.D.

Rob is the Managing Partner at OnPoint Advising specializing in global leadership and organizational success.

He partners with leaders, top teams and organizations and teaches clients how to remove barriers to organizational effectiveness and to function at optimal levels.

Rob is the founder and President of a September 11th inspired nonprofit organization, Hold The Door For Others. Its mission is to empower people to grow through any type of loss and adversity and achieve their dreams.

Rob’s book, Simple is the New Smart, features success strategies he has gleaned from over a decade and a half of working with athletes, executives, and people driven toward excellence.

Recently, he developed the Motivational Currency CalculatorThis self-assessment tool reveals what drives people, how well someone can read another person’s motivators, and how effective someone is at using the best approach to tap into someone’s motivators.

Questions asked and answered in the podcast:

How did your upbringing influence your career decisions?

Were you being dissuaded from following  you path?

Why did you decide to leave the comfort zone and safety nest of a regular paycheck?

How did you wrestle with normal concerns, fears and self-doubt that accompany any big change?

How do you apply Devotion (DREAM Action Plan), sense of purpose, to your own life and your own work?

What is one of your dad’s legacies that you’ve been able to continue?

What advice do you have for others that are dealing with their own type of adversity?

What was the best piece of advice that your dad gave you ?

How did your book, Simple is the New Smart,  come to be?

How did you go from “I never have the time to write” and “I don’t know what to do” to publishing the book?

What is The Pathway to Ownership framework and why is it important?

What are your thoughts on the importance of goals setting and how do you stick to them?

Do morning routines matter?

What are your thoughts on the importance of Attitude (DREAM action plan)?

What are some of the things you do to continue to “sharpen your saw”?

What are your thoughts on the importance of coaching? 

What are some things people should be thinking about when they are looking for an advisor or a coach?

What three things you would take along with you to a desert island?

What advice would you give to your 21-year old self?

What is one quote you would want to put on a billboard?

What are other ideas that you might want to share with the audience?

Podcast show notes:

00:37  Introduction.

02:00  Why Rob chose his career in Psychology.

04:36  When people doubt you, make your fire burn the water.

06:05  Self-doubt is natural.

07:23  Why Rob left the safety nest of a regular paycheck to start his own firm.

09:05  In presence of fear, focus on adding value.

10:47  Outsmart your insecurities by being strategic.

11:56  Acknowledging limiting beliefs.

12:48  The concept of Devotion (from DREAM Action Plan).

13:30  Being disciplined is the foundation to creating your own path.

14:23  He who has a WHY in life can bear any HOW.

14:45  Why Rob is a HOW person.

16:04  The heroic acts of Rob’s dad during 9/11 and how it’s shaping Rob’s legacy.

17:47  The story of Hold the Door foundation.

19:41  What advice do you have for people who are going through adversity?

20:33  When dealing with adversity, go into the eye of the storm.

22:32  The best advice Rob’s dad gave him.

23:41  Simple is the new Smart book.

25:41  What does it take to publish a book?

27:19  The Pathway to Ownership.

29:22  What to do when things become overwhelming.

31:16  The concept of Resolve (Dream action plan).

31:37  Rob’s take on goal-setting and why he likes to keep it in the background.

33:16  If you add a priority on your plate, make sure you take something off it, too.

34:39  The concept of Energy (DREAM Action Plan).

35:08  Task completion doesn’t equal value. Prioritize.

36:24  Morning routines.

37:18  The concept of Attitude (DREAM Action Plan).

37:34  Rob gives his pro tips on how to stay positive.

38:47  Mastery (DREAM Action Plan).

39:04  Rob shares how multiple sources of learning help make better decisions.

40:37  Rob’s take on coaching and advising.

41:57  Coaches focus on adding value to your life, not on making you like them.

42:56  What three things would you take along with you to a desert island?

44:14  What advice would you give to your 21 year old self?

45:04  What quote would you like to see on a billboard?

46:49  Motivational currency .

47:53  Motivational currency calculator.

48:41  Onpointadvising.com

You can contact Rob at:

Websites:  https://onpointadvising.com/,   http://www.holdthedoor.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robfazio/


Simple Is The New Smart by Rob Fazio, Ph.D.


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