Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change

Team Interview - Mae's Lesson

December 28, 2023 Travis Maus Season 3 Episode 94
Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change
Team Interview - Mae's Lesson
Show Notes Transcript

This episode dives into the final points that Mae wants to leave with the listener. She gives three very practical takeaways that anyone reading "Surrounded by Idiots" can latch onto and implement into their life. Enjoy the episode!

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Speaker 1:

This is Unleashing Leadership and I'm your host, travis Moss, and you are listening to a special team interview with some amazing women, emmy and May. We are going to be diving into their actual real life experience with some of the lessons learned from Surrounded by Idiots, how they've applied them, what they've learned. There are 13 episodes in all. I know 13's a lot, right? 13 entire days of listening to takeaways on Surrounded by Idiots, but there were 13 unique and complete thoughts about what you can do to use this information in your life to better your client experience, to better your employee experience, to better your business experience, to better your own experience. We didn't want to waste any of them. So there's 13 straight from the heart, life changing takeaways with lots of laughs and even some tears.

Speaker 1:

Emmy and May are some of my team members at Seed Planning Group and you can get a face with the name and more information about them from seedpgcom. That's S-E-E-D-P-Gcom. I want to encourage you to go there and look them up, because if they say something special or something that touches your life or leaves an impression to you, or you have a question about some of the things that they've mentioned because again, they're living this they deserve to know how special they are. Let them know, may, we're putting you. We gave you a couple of minutes there to get into the part and get your seriousness on, and now you're drinking your vodka. So, okay, are we ready to go?

Speaker 2:

Wow, don't tell people, I drink no it wasn't vodka, it was water.

Speaker 1:

Right, I'm just kidding, or maybe not. It wasn't see-through. I couldn't tell what it was.

Speaker 2:

I think I would only say like three things to them. Okay, I'm already now. Okay, are you ready?

Speaker 1:

May's advice to the world, okay.

Speaker 2:

You're going to get a tight task. Get up to 12 hours of sleep at night and be serious all the time.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, all right, all right May.

Speaker 2:

First thing that I'm going to say to them, the most important lesson that you're going to walk away with, is that the idiots that surround you are, in fact, not idiots at all. Instead, they're individuals worthy of respect, understanding and being valued, and they deserve to be understood. That's the first thing I'm going to say, just like that, and that actually comes out of the book. It's a quote by Thomas Erickson.

Speaker 1:

I just said, I've heard that before.

Speaker 2:

It's probably one of my top three quotes that he wrote because, honestly, it sets the perspective right off the bat, like hey, we're all on a level playing field here, nobody's above, nobody's below, we're just different. So let's have some respect, let's have some understanding and let's meet each other in that. The second thing that I'm going to say and Gen Z, please don't take this personally, but you're not that special and it's okay to identify with this book, like you're not a unicorn. You are special and we care about you, the world cares about you, but you can relate to things and you can find understanding from it and you can grow without becoming like everyone else.

Speaker 2:

That's the second thing I would say. So it's a sandwich, right, because that middle one was a little All right. The third thing that I'm going to say is, in order for life to be sustained, hope must remain. Believe that people can change, believe that people can be better and never stop desiring to see that out of yourself and to see it out of other people, because it's what makes the world go round.

Speaker 1:

So there's no victim here.

Speaker 2:

No victim Right.

Speaker 1:

It's a person that was just born that way. That can't help it.

Speaker 2:

Yep.

Speaker 1:

Right, you can learn the skills. I mean. He's a great example, right, the things that she shared with us today.

Speaker 2:

Yep.

Speaker 1:

You've got the book, like you just pointed out, I think your first quote was really similar to where I left off with Emmy. With the Reds, do cry.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Like, you want to be better, you want more, you want to grow, you want people to like you Right, you want success and you want to get promoted at work and stuff. Have the right intentions, but work on yourself as a person. And it's even better if you not only work on yourself but you find a group of people that you believe in and that believe in you, and you all work on each other together in a way that you know you've all bought in on each other's success. We get together for stupid shit, right, we got like car clubs and you know what's the, what's the board game, bonco or something like that, I don't know. But people get together for, for, for a bonka. What's it? It's a bonko. Yeah, yeah, people get together for a bonko. They get together for like all these different reasons, right.

Speaker 1:

How many times do we actually get together and say I had this happen to me, I don't know how to process it, I can't sleep, and have somebody else say you know what, Emmy, here's a better way to look at that. Yeah, and then you go shit, man, I can sleep tonight without drinking two glasses of wine. Awesome, right, like we don't do that enough. You know, we, we run around and we complain and we make excuses, kind of like what you're saying, man, because we don't. We don't believe it can be better, it's just what it is. Yeah, and like, once you believe it can be better, what do you got to do to make it better? Right?

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