I am joined on today’s episode by serial entrepreneur and fellow business coach, David Taylor- Klaus, to talk about his newly released book, Mindset Mondays with DTK: 52 Ways to REWIRE Your Thinking and Transform Your Life. He shares the inspiration behind the book, which was a Facebook Live series based on randomly selecting and riffing on one of the inspiring quotes — by authors, artists, coaches, and other visionaries — that were printed on the back of his business cards. At first, he resisted if not dreaded doing the weekly live videos, but soon Mindset Mondays became so popular that it spawned a Facebook group for people to connect and share in between. I absolutely love this lesson in taking an uncomfortable risk that ends up being a game changer! At the end of every chapter, David included an interactive section called REWIRE, with provocative questions, thought experiments, and prompts designed to make readers’ learning stick. As an acronym queen myself, I appreciate that REWIRE stands for Reflect, Experiment, Write, Investigate, Revise, and Expand, a structured yet playful approach that stimulates cognitive flexibility and creates meaningful, lasting change. Why is cognitive flexibility important? Because we see the world as we are and based on our unique set of experiences…and we react accordingly. It takes intentionality and agility to respond in a more creative and open-minded way and, thus, produce the impact we desire as leaders. David and I played with applying these concepts to helping leaders and their teams shift their mindsets about the outcome of the U.S. Presidential election and other factors that are distracting people at work and at home these days. Don’t miss this highly engaging and practical discussion!

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