Deep Leadership Episode 177: The Rainmaker’s Dilemma with Bradley Hamner

In this episode of the Deep Leadership Podcast, I speak with business growth coach Bradley Hamner about the “Rainmaker’s Dilemma.” Hamner explains that the Rainmaker’s Dilemma refers to the situation in which business owners become so consumed with the day-to-day operations of their company that they are unable to focus on building a business that is valuable for both themselves and future investors

Throughout the episode, Hamner provides insight into how business owners can recognize when they have fallen into the Rainmaker’s Dilemma and offers strategies for shifting into “architect mode” on their business. He also emphasizes the importance of leaders taking the time to lead themselves first and delegate tasks effectively in order to achieve success.

In addition to discussing the Rainmaker’s Dilemma, Hamner also introduces listeners to the Club Capital Leadership Podcast and provides information about other resources that may be useful for those looking to improve their leadership skills.

Show Notes:

Bradley Hamner’s entrepreneurial journey
Explanation of the Rainmaker’s Dilemma
How to know when you’ve fallen into the Rainmaker’s Dilemma
Strategies for shifting from a rainmaker to architect mode on business
The role of leaders in this shift
Emphasis on leading yourself first
The importance of being a leader on the stage
How leaders can lead themselves well
Tips for delegating tasks effectively
The benefits of having an Executive Assistant

Show resources:

The Rainmaker’s Dilemma – https://rainmakersdilemma.scoreapp.com/

The Club Capital Leadership Podcast – https://club.capital/podcast/

Sponsors:

Jeremy Clevenger Fitness – https://trainwithjerm.carrd.co/

The Fraternity of Excellence – https://fraternityofexcellence.com/ref/113/

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You Have the Watch: A Guided Journal to Become a Leader Worth Following
All in the Same Boat: Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner
I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following
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Deep Leadership Episode 176: Leader by Accident with Jim Rafferty

Welcome to the Deep Leadership Podcast!

I am thrilled to have Jim Rafferty on the show today as our guest. Jim is a marketing and communications consultant and the Principal of JMRketing, LLC. He is also a former radio announcer and program director, and has used his skills and experience to help business leaders communicate more effectively.

Jim has also had an interesting journey as a leader. As a former Boy Scout leader, he was able to turn an unexpected volunteer leadership role into an even more unexpected journey into entrepreneurship. His book, Leader by Accident, tells the story of how he was able to take this experience and use it to his advantage.

During our conversation, we covered a wide range of topics related to leadership, including:

  • Jim’s leadership journey and how he got to where he is today
  • The reasons why Jim says “yes” to leadership opportunities
  • How to take on a leadership role even if you don’t feel like the most experienced or smartest person in the room
  • The emotional side of leadership and how to manage it
  • The transition from being a leader to becoming an entrepreneur
  • The importance of getting out of your comfort zone and facing challenges
  • The leadership lessons that Jim has learned throughout his career
  • Empathetic leadership and why it’s important
  • The importance of building your network and how to do it effectively


    If you’re interested in learning more about Jim’s journey and the valuable insights he has to offer, be sure to check out the podcast episode and the timestamps provided above to help guide you through the conversation.

Thanks for tuning in, and I hope you enjoyed this episode of the Deep Leadership Podcast!

Show resources:

Leader by Accident book

JMRketing

Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources:

You Have the Watch: A Guided Journal to Become a Leader Worth Following
All in the Same Boat: Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner
I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following
I have the watch book

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Jeremy Clevenger Fitness Keep Your Gainz with 1-on-1 Coaching Personalized Strength & Nutrition Systems for Men Who Want to: Get Stronger, Look Fit, and Stay That Way. Learn more HERE.

 

The Fraternity of Excellence is an Online and Real World Community for Men who are looking to improve in all areas of their lives. Learn more HERE

Bottom Gun Coffee Company was born from the love of coffee while serving in the submarine force. Bottom Gun is owned and operated by submarine veterans who know a thing or two about good coffee. Learn more HERE

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Deep Leadership Episode 175: Primal Storytelling with Tony Butler

In this episode of the Deep Leadership Podcast, I sit down with Tony Butler, the founder of the digital marketing agency Can-Do Ideas and the creator of the Primal Storytelling content system.

Tony is a highly-regarded expert in brand storytelling and digital marketing, and his unique background as a West Point graduate and combat veteran brings a unique perspective to the field.

At the beginning of the episode, Tony discusses his transition from a company commander in the US Army to a brand storytelling expert. He explains how his experiences leading soldiers in combat helped him understand the importance of clear communication and building a strong sense of community.

Tony then delves into the topic of primal storytelling, explaining what it is and why it’s so important for brands. He argues that by tapping into our primal instincts and emotions, brands are able to create a deeper level of engagement and loyalty with their audience.

One of the key elements of primal storytelling, according to Tony, is the use of archetypes. These universal characters and themes have been present in storytelling throughout history and allow brands to tap into the collective unconscious and resonate with their audience on a deeper level.

Tony also points out the common mistakes that brands fall into when it comes to storytelling, such as being inauthentic or failing to understand their audience. He also talks about the importance of tribes and how brands can create a sense of community and belonging among their customers.

Throughout the conversation, Tony also mentions a few brands that have successfully implemented primal storytelling in their branding, such as Harley-Davidson and Apple. He also shares his formula for successful primal storytelling, which includes the use of archetypes, symbols and metaphors, and a clear and authentic narrative.

Finally, Tony discusses the role of leaders in digital marketing. He argues that leaders should have a clear understanding of their audience and be able to communicate effectively with them. They should also be able to create a sense of community among their employees and customers and be able to inspire them to take action.

Overall, this episode offers valuable insights and practical strategies for how to use primal storytelling to build a strong and loyal brand. Tune in to learn more about how to elevate your brand’s storytelling game and connect with your audience on a deeper level.

Show resources:

Primal Storytelling: Marketing for Humans book

Primal Storytelling website

Time Stamp:

01:15 Tony Butler’s transition from Company Commander to Brand Storytelling expert and Digital Marketing
05:47 What is Primal Storytelling?
12:19 Mistakes that most brand fall into?
20:20 What are tribes? Why are they imprtant?
22:17 Companies that understands Primal Storytelling
25:35 Primal Storytelling formula
29:47 What should the leader’s role be when it comes to digital marketing?

Become a leader worth following today with these powerful resources:

You Have the Watch: A Guided Journal to Become a Leader Worth Following
All in the Same Boat: Lead Your Organization Like a Nuclear Submariner
I Have the Watch: Becoming a Leader Worth Following
I have the watch book

Sponsored by

Jeremy Clevenger Fitness Keep Your Gainz with 1-on-1 Coaching Personalized Strength & Nutrition Systems for Men Who Want to: Get Stronger, Look Fit, and Stay That Way. Learn more HERE.

 

The Fraternity of Excellence is an Online and Real World Community for Men who are looking to improve in all areas of their lives. Learn more HERE

Bottom Gun Coffee Company was born from the love of coffee while serving in the submarine force. Bottom Gun is owned and operated by submarine veterans who know a thing or two about good coffee. Learn more HERE

CONNECT WITH JON

Jon Rennie is on LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.
Subscribe to his YouTube Channel here.