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Jim Cathcart Mentor/Speaker/Author

Hall of Fame Speaker, TEDx Top 1% video, Author of 25 books, Past President of the National Speakers Association, Golden Gavel Award, Cavett Award, University Exec MBA Professor.

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Instinct Training: Nurture Vs Nature &Raquo; Ybjizeauinqh9Sgsysdg6Tnr
Instinct Training: Nurture Vs Nature

Hosted by Jim Cathcart, today's episode tackles the compelling subject of instinct training within the context of the ongoing debate between nurture versus nature. The discussion features insights fro…

Hosted by Jim Cathca…

Hosted by Jim Cathcart, today's episode tackles the compelling subject of instinct training within the context of the ongoing debate between nurture versus nature. The discussion features insights from esteemed guests Mike Graham. Throughout the episode, the journey from unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence is explored, emphasizing the critical role of intentional living and the transformative power of writing down goals. Mike shares profound lessons from his multifaceted career, highlighting how gratitude, effective mentorship, and the reframing of failures as learning opportuni…

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Little Things, Big Impact &Raquo; Ymhrr2Ght5Mnmfmcpaoaw2A4
Little Things, Big Impact

Ever wondered why the smallest details can sometimes have the biggest impact on your life? In this episode, we explore this intriguing concept, inspired by Joel Weldon's legendary speech "Elephants Do…

Ever wondered why th…

Ever wondered why the smallest details can sometimes have the biggest impact on your life? In this episode, we explore this intriguing concept, inspired by Joel Weldon's legendary speech "Elephants Don't Bite" from the 1981 National Speakers Convention. Jim Cathcart dive into how small, consistent actions can transform both personal and professional lives, offering practical advice on overcoming challenges and shifting your mindset from limitation to possibility. Jim uncover how nurturing the little things can lead to monumental changes, and how rigorous attention to even the smallest details …

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Congruence: Harmonizing Life And Success &Raquo; Vyll95Izdknsukpj9Lv Dx2E
Congruence: Harmonizing Life and Success

Learn the secret to a life of harmony and business success as we explore the power of congruence in this episode. Harmonizing various aspects of our lives isn't about balancing acts; it's about creati…

Learn the secret to …

Learn the secret to a life of harmony and business success as we explore the power of congruence in this episode. Harmonizing various aspects of our lives isn't about balancing acts; it's about creating a symphony where each instrument, our talents, plays its part in contributing to a unified whole. Let's talk about the beauty of intentional congruence and reveal how it can be orchestrated to cultivate success and fulfillment without every area demanding equal time.Prepare to be inspired by stories of community service and leadership that transcend the ordinary. Discover how a simple series of…

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The Dynamics Of Hope &Raquo; Yxiiwceydzvptantlu6Dh0Ne
The Dynamics of Hope

The centuries-old Cathcart family motto, "I hope to speed," has become an intimate part of my life's narrative, a sentiment Robin Creasman and I explore with heartfelt enthusiasm. Our conversation tra…

The centuries-old Ca…

The centuries-old Cathcart family motto, "I hope to speed," has become an intimate part of my life's narrative, a sentiment Robin Creasman and I explore with heartfelt enthusiasm. Our conversation traverses the landscape of hope, reimagining it as a dynamic force that propels us toward our aspirations. We unravel the art of visualization and disciplined practice in bringing our deepest goals to fruition, illuminating the path from dreaming to achieving with poignant personal stories.Our narrative tapestry weaves through tales of Resilience, painting hope as the undercurrent that sustains us th…

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The Balance Of Emotion And Logic In Decision-Making &Raquo; Gv Rkutdzwxp 0S0Nlbrwmyy
The Balance of Emotion and Logic in Decision-Making

Have you ever caught yourself voting with your heart instead of your head? Join us to dissect the intricacies of group decision-making. Our spirited discussion cuts through the noise to get to the hea…

Have you ever caught…

Have you ever caught yourself voting with your heart instead of your head? Join us to dissect the intricacies of group decision-making. Our spirited discussion cuts through the noise to get to the heart of rationality, especially when emotional currents threaten to sweep away clear thinking. As we unpack the impact of groupthink on everything from boardroom strategies to election outcomes, you're invited to reconsider the way every choice you make can ripple through society.It's not just about making decisions—it's about making them stick. The art of 'confirming' commitments in sales is a da…

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Thriving And Navigating Change In A High-Speed World &Raquo; 7Hsez6O7Gbpf8Qk7Ibwfrsff
Thriving and Navigating Change in a High-Speed World

Listen in as my co-author, Dennis Madden and I tackle the essence of adaptability in our high-speed information society. Dennis is the former head of a national association in the automotive business.…

Listen in as my co-a…

Listen in as my co-author, Dennis Madden and I tackle the essence of adaptability in our high-speed information society. Dennis is the former head of a national association in the automotive business. He has counseled thousands of shop owners and business service people. His advice was brilliant and we had many great ideas that entrepreneurs can benefit from. We dive deep into Alvin Toffler's "Future Shock" and its insights on the rapid evolution of learning, relationships, and decision-making in today's digital whirlwind. With a nostalgic look back at the 1970s, we contrast the past simplicit…

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What'S Coming? &Raquo; Ryrsrmbsgmpxh7Tzxhol79Eh
What's Coming?

In this episode, we confront the enigmatic question: "What's coming?" Reflecting on past uncertainties like the aftermath of 9/11, Jim underscores the unpredictable nature of the future. Our discussio…

In this episode, we …

In this episode, we confront the enigmatic question: "What's coming?" Reflecting on past uncertainties like the aftermath of 9/11, Jim underscores the unpredictable nature of the future. Our discussion dives into the essence of preparation, seizing opportunities, and navigating evolving landscapes. Learn the transformative power of taking control of what's within our reach and how this approach is crucial as we cast our eyes toward the possibilities that 2024 holds. The conversation navigates the intersection of realism and optimism, urging you to embrace a leadership style rooted in integrity…

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Exploring The Hollywood And Entertainment Industry &Raquo; 2Nvcz482Yndml5 S8Wg9 Wr9
Exploring The Hollywood And Entertainment Industry

Today we're joined by actor, producer, and author Bruce Belland, renowned for his versatile career in entertainment. Listen in as we explore his intriguing journey, from being a member of the first bo…

Today we're joined b…

Today we're joined by actor, producer, and author Bruce Belland, renowned for his versatile career in entertainment. Listen in as we explore his intriguing journey, from being a member of the first boy band, The Four Preps, to becoming a network executive who played a crucial role in launching the popular game show "Wheel of Fortune." Get a taste of Bruce's remarkable Hollywood life, as he recalls growing up in West Hollywood, delivering newspapers to celebrities, and his fascinating encounters with some of the biggest names in the industry. We also venture into the ever-changing landscape of …

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The Intricacies Of Wisdom And Honor &Raquo; Mhmwjqgq1Bdoryjjmpwuz1No
The Intricacies of Wisdom and Honor

Ready to challenge your perspectives on wisdom and honor? Then strap in, because we're about to embark on a deep examination of these two profound and significant concepts, guaranteed to ignite intros…

Ready to challenge y…

Ready to challenge your perspectives on wisdom and honor? Then strap in, because we're about to embark on a deep examination of these two profound and significant concepts, guaranteed to ignite introspection. Our panel of guests, along with Jim, delve into the nuances of wisdom, Moving beyond mere intelligence, and explore the concept of 'reading the mind of God'. We then pivot to practical applications, pondering how to express honor and acquire wisdom in our daily lives. Our exploration concludes with a discussion on the power of silence and self-reflection, encouraging listeners to observe …

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Family Rituals And Traditions &Raquo; Snqezgtnqgcofwdqh Hxh6Ox
Family Rituals and Traditions

It's fascinating to hear about the different traditions and rituals that have shaped our lives and it's impact on us. Join us as we explore the timeless rituals and practices that connect generations …

It's fascinating to …

It's fascinating to hear about the different traditions and rituals that have shaped our lives and it's impact on us. Join us as we explore the timeless rituals and practices that connect generations and shape our identities. In this episode, we'll hear heartwarming stories from individuals who have cherished family traditions and discuss how these rituals impact our lives. Tune in to discover the magic of traditions and why they hold a special place in our hearts. Learn how these practices shape our values, create connections with others, and provide a sense of continuity across generations. …

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The Day You Took Charge Of Your Life &Amp; &Quot;See Something, Say Something&Quot; &Raquo; Eciij N3Xmltsnynrqiek7Od
The Day You Took Charge Of Your Life & "See Something, Say Something"

Ever wonder how some people just seem to seize every opportunity that comes their way? Or how they always have an enviable state of readiness to take control of their lives? Join us as we explore the …

Ever wonder how some…

Ever wonder how some people just seem to seize every opportunity that comes their way? Or how they always have an enviable state of readiness to take control of their lives? Join us as we explore the power of taking charge in our lives and the transformative effects of speaking out when we witness something worth noting. Tune in, as this episode brings the people who've done exactly that and have their own inspiring stories to tell. We also present three essential takeaways on taking charge of our lives: fostering the right mindset, being ready at all times, and learning to evaluate opportunit…

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Cracking The Code Of Human Personality &Raquo; H0Shqjvvo Ejkytgsy5B6Vn
Cracking the Code of Human Personality

Get ready to unlock the mysteries of the human psyche as we take you through the intriguing world of personality measurements. By the end of this episode, you'll have a profound understanding of diffe…

Get ready to unlock …

Get ready to unlock the mysteries of the human psyche as we take you through the intriguing world of personality measurements. By the end of this episode, you'll have a profound understanding of different personality models, and grasp the crucial differences between a behavior test and a personality test. In our quest to understand ourselves and others better, we explore popular assessments such as the Harrison Assessment, the DISC, and the Myers-Briggs. Discover how these tools can be utilized in recruitment, self-understanding, and development, and learn how they can also aid in conflict pre…

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Rich Or Famous? &Raquo; Qxwtatj9Cm2R2Coekq0Gm35I
Rich or Famous?

Listen to another thoughtful, insightful and fun conversation about the concept of rich and famous, which one should someone focus on? What’s it been like to become rich versus famous? If you had to…

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Listen to another thoughtful, insightful and fun conversation about the concept of rich and famous, which one should someone focus on? What’s it been like to become rich versus famous? If you had to choose, which would you rather be? The choice between being rich or famous depends on personal preferences, individual goals, and aspirations. In this episode, reflect on what truly matters to you and how each option aligns with your long-term happiness and fulfilment. Let’s go down that rabbit hole and get where you want to be - to be rich or famous?About the Host:Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is on…

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Embracing Change And Overcoming Resistance &Raquo; Wxawgq2O559Ych5Kledfwpqb
Embracing Change and Overcoming Resistance

Discover the true potential of personal change and transformation in our fascinating conversation in this month's Wisdom Parlor. We promise to challenge your beliefs on whether people can truly change…

Discover the true po…

Discover the true potential of personal change and transformation in our fascinating conversation in this month's Wisdom Parlor. We promise to challenge your beliefs on whether people can truly change and present you with inspiring examples and techniques to foster growth and evolution in your own life. Join us as we explore the power of rewiring our brains, overcoming resistance, and embracing change with the right attitude, self-awareness, and gratitude.About the Host:Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE is one of the top 5 most award-winning speakers in the world. His Top 1% TEDx video has over 2.6 mill…

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A Balanced Approach To Personal And Professional Growth &Raquo; D5Yzssw 5Zhme2Qgkmacz1Oq
A Balanced Approach to Personal and Professional Growth

In this Wisdom Parlor episode, Jim and the Council explore whether success comes from within or from external efforts. They emphasize the importance of a balanced approach in various aspects of life f…

In this Wisdom Parlo…

In this Wisdom Parlor episode, Jim and the Council explore whether success comes from within or from external efforts. They emphasize the importance of a balanced approach in various aspects of life for overall success, such as mental, physical, family, social, spiritual, career, financial, and emotional aspects. Learn about the power of adopting an abundance mindset versus a lack mentality, focusing on finding solutions and resources rather than dwelling on limitations. Throughout the episode, Jim and the Council touch on various tools and techniques that can help guide individuals on their …

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Cultivating Professionalism &Raquo; 9F K9Pldjoskbys9396Ui5Yh
Cultivating Professionalism

Can professionalism be learned, measured and taught?In this Wisdom Parlour, the council dives deep into the concept of professionalism and its importance in various fields. Jim shares his journey of r…

Can professionalism …

Can professionalism be learned, measured and taught?In this Wisdom Parlour, the council dives deep into the concept of professionalism and its importance in various fields. Jim shares his journey of rising to the top 1% in both the Junior Chamber of Commerce (JC) and the National Speakers Association, demonstrating the power of dedication, continuous learning, and a strong commitment to one's chosen field. They explore the distinction between trade associations and professional societies, the importance of certification, and the idea of developing a professional certification for experts. The …

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The Power Of Connection &Raquo; Ohde7Y69Kxnxg9Omk9Choucl
The Power of Connection

Dive deep into the power of conversation and connection. Jim and the Parlor discuss the various levels of expertise one can aspire to and the importance of being valuable, intentional, disciplined, a…

Dive deep into the p…

Dive deep into the power of conversation and connection. Jim and the Parlor discuss the various levels of expertise one can aspire to and the importance of being valuable, intentional, disciplined, accountable, and honorable in achieving success. They also delve into the art of public speaking, mastering abundant living through the Experts Academy mentorship program, and developing intelligent curiosity and recall skills. They also explore incorporating personal beliefs and values into your work and creating an environment where everyone can grow and learn together. About the Host:Jim Cathcar…

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Networking, Mentorship, And Client Engagement &Raquo; R Ptgznfzrzdwqrofc42Utc1
Networking, Mentorship, and Client Engagement

Welcome to the Cathcart Institute Wisdom Parlor's maiden voyage! In this epsiode, Jim and the Wisdom Parlor Council discuss the importance of engaging the audience, identifying target markets and effe…

Welcome to the Cathc…

Welcome to the Cathcart Institute Wisdom Parlor's maiden voyage! In this epsiode, Jim and the Wisdom Parlor Council discuss the importance of engaging the audience, identifying target markets and effectively reaching out to perspective clients. They explore the benefits of mentorship and the role of a mentor in guiding and advising individuals to make better decisions in their pursuit of success. They also discuss key insights on the importance of clarity in one's value proposition and the impact it has on attracting clients. Furthermore, they also touch on the importance of having conversatio…

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