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Leading Through Fear with Dan Forbes

December 14, 2014

“I’m concentrating on how to make a difference in other people’s lives in a more meaningful way than I have ever done before.”  

Dan Forbes

Today’s show is all about following our passion in life and helping others, as scary as it may be…

Executive coach and founder of the Lead With Giants movement, Dan Forbes, joined me on #HealthyLeadership to talk about how he leverages his values and strengths as he takes a GIANT LEAP in life to pursue his vision.  During the interview Dan explained how he created and has grown #LeadWithGiants, a highly successful and engaging leadership community. 

Checkout the interview at the end of this post to find out what makes #LeadWithGiants one of the fastest growing communities on the social web! 


On the Fitness Minute

During the interview, Dan talks about getting out of our comfort zone and how we make the greatest gains when we enter the Learning Zone.  

This is ABSOLUTELY true at the gym!  


To gain the most from our fitness efforts, we need to stop doing what comes easy and constantly learn new exercises to challenge our bodies.  We need to do this while avoiding the Panic Zone, which can lead to lifting too much weight and not knowing how to perform the exercises.  

Checkout the podcast below to learn about how we can use the gym to practice the difficult balance between the Learning Zone and the Panic Zone.  

Leading Through Fear

Perhaps the most moving part of our interview is when Dan explains how he has made a GIANT LEAP from a secure and successful career in financial planning to pursuing his passion to help others on a full-time basis. 

Checkout the interview below to learn how Dan's employer prohibited him from pursuing his passion, EVEN ON HIS OWN TIME, and how he has followed his vision by leveraging his strengths and his values.  

Until next time, I leave you with two questions to ponder:

Are you a good leader?  And how do you know?

Self-reflection can be painful but as they say, no pain no gain.