Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change

Team Interview - Thank You For Your YES

December 29, 2023 Travis Maus Season 3 Episode 95
Unleashing Leadership: Unlocking Greatness and Embracing Change
Team Interview - Thank You For Your YES
Show Notes Transcript

Over 13 episodes, Emmy and Mae enrich us with their unique and actionable takeaways from the book 'Surrounded by Idiots.' From enhancing client experience to improving employee engagement, they demonstrate how these lessons can drive growth, both business and personal. They recount how implementing these lessons has not only revolutionized their work-life but also their relationship with their families. Please enjoy the last episode of this amazing series. 

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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 is 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, and 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.

Speaker 3:

Well, and it can be better everywhere too Like that's a thing I don't think people understand is, when you implement something like this and you're willing to do this work and look in the mirror, you're going to be better in every way. Like after reading this book, after doing the growth here, after reading the crucial conversations to go with it. The change that I saw at home too. My daughters even said to me like they have made comments about it and it has allowed me to be more open with them and, as they would say, lecture less and include that power of the pause so they can talk instead of just me talking. It has transformed my relationships with them.

Speaker 2:

That's the kind of stuff as a leader that literally almost brings me to tears, like I can feel it in my chest. Because we talk about work-life balance and I think one of you said that you know life doesn't end at the door. It still comes in with you. It is impossible for you to care and have passion about what you do and not take it home, and it's impossible for you to be at home and love your kids and love your family and everything like that. And when something goes wrong, not having an impact, you're at work and there's a lot of companies that talk about their benefits and their pay and their mission and everything. But when you give a gift of transformation so somebody goes home and they have a better home life, that is work, life balance. Running amok work is now sneaking into the house. Maybe you're not doing work, but it's what you learned at work that's coming home and Helping to change your relationship with your kids or maybe your, your relatives or your group at church or Whatever the heck you're doing. You take those skills into the world with you wherever you go and I just think that that's so important because Everybody's this work, life balance and back to the whole victim and everything you know. Like no, we're not. Like. Our life is Every moment of our life. It doesn't just stop at this point or that point, it's every moment. And I don't know it just If you want to be remembered, if you want to make a difference for somebody right, because that's what you do. You go to work, you have a passion, you have a mission at work that you buy into and it's normally something that's going to change the world, giving somebody a better life, because when they go home there they're not fighting all the time Because of what they learned at work. I mean that changes the whole paradigm. That changes the whole.

Speaker 2:

I hate work. You know it's like. I go to work. What do you do? Oh, we're reading, surrounded by idiots, and we're talking about having crucial conversations. Where do you? What do you work? At Barnes and Noble? No, man, we yeah, we also do paperwork and and call the clients and schedule meetings and, you know, do all this other stuff. And they're like, you're like, and I love it. And they're like you love the paperwork. No, I love the surrounded by idiots part. They're like. Now they're really confused, but it's like. That's where the two things meld and it's and and life becomes your passion, you know, and as opposed to I gotta go do this work thing or I don't want to go home tonight, it turns into you know the two things to start bleeding into each other. And I think that that's when they say like work becomes family and and stuff like that.

Speaker 2:

It's because you can't help it because it's just transformative.

Speaker 3:

It absolutely is. I mean, you know, you asked me one time, travis, to fill in a blank of you help seed, help people and seed helps you blank. And literally the first thing that came to my mind was live. I don't feel like I'm just surviving, both personally and professionally, and that is it's finding a purpose, it's understanding how to to wrap it all into one. Yeah, that's awesome.

Speaker 2:

And may, I'm sorry we should not have served onions on the buffet, guys. I'm crying Yellows cry too, as soon as he's like I'm feeling this in my chest.

Speaker 3:

I'm like no, it's coming out of my eyes.

Speaker 2:

That's what it feels like though, right, oh, man, just thank you for your yes.

Speaker 3:

I think I can say that for all of us and I'm not gonna start crying again. But thank you for your. Yes, thank you guys, thank you for.

Speaker 2:

Being vulnerable and opening up. I think that this is just when I think about the people in our company and the people who maybe want to come work with us and the people we do work for. This is the part of us I want them to see.

Speaker 2:

Yes, All the other stuff is stuff we do, so that we get to do this stuff. And when I think about a seed, and when I think about a seed in the future, this is the seed that I'm thinking about. Um, and we've made a lot of changes, and you two both absolutely know so much of what's you know happened and everything like that. But this is where we're at now and that's the most exciting part is because this type of growth, how we take this and all these young people that are joining us and all these people from different walks of life that are joining us, how do we bring this to them and how do we change their lives? You know, I mean, how do we bring them into this conversation and say it can be better? You know, I mean, or Maybe they know it can be better, but this is how to make it better.

Speaker 2:

Um, and I think that you know when I, when I think about our people, always ask like, what's the rate that your ideal client, I'm like somebody with the same values as us? Yeah, you know, if people don't respect people the way that we're talking about this, then I don't want them associated with us. Um, this is truly who I believe that we are and what we can aspire to be, so I really appreciate the two of you.

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