Episode 61

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31st Jan 2020

EP 61 | How to be an Effortless Author

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Be an author, even if you’re not a writer. Let us help you share your legacy without the OVERWHELM you’d experience on your own.

Learn More about “The Effortless Author Initiative”.  

Text EZBOOK to 474747

Hey it’s Greg from The No Head Trash Nation… Locked and Loaded to get rid of the Head Trash that’s giving you WRITERS BLOCK.  Yes, today I’m talking about the newest initiative we’re tackling on the No Head Trash journey… I’m calling it the Effortless Author initiative….  BECAUSE, sharing your story, helping others learn what you’ve learned without having to experience what you’ve experienced WASN’T supposed to be this hard! There’s so much head-trash happening when it comes to writing your own book that it’s time to talk about it IN THE NATION. 

I was talking with a business owner and he went off on a tangent about something he was really passionate about. It was amazing. He said it so well. I found myself taking notes and when he was done, the look in his eyes was inspiring. The first thing that came out of my mouth was that he should write a book and share it. I said, “If your people knew how passionate and clear you are about this, can you imagine how powerful it would be?”

Then… he immediately flipped. You know what I’m talking about. He became that person who DISCLAIMERS that thing they are sure they could never do. You’ve been there… I’ve been there.  Well.. I could never do that. I’m not a writer. I’m not a speaker.. I could never do that…. 

And, to be honest, what irritated me the most is that I almost agreed with him. See, I know he’s a great leader, but he’s not good at putting his words down on paper. He’s great one-on-one and when he gets a chance to share in small groups, but like many great leaders, writing seems to come from a different part of the brain.

So… I made a decision. I do a lot of work helping people refine their message, share it and make decisions based on it in leadership. Getting rid of the Head Trash is largely about getting CLEAR on the message and delivering it so WE hear it as well. The books I’ve written, even though they came from me have helped me to understand more once they were put into words. I’ve learned from them even though they were mine and I’ve had the same response from other authors I’ve helped. 

That’s where the Effortless Author Initiative has come from. I’m teaming up with Steve Kidd to promote what should be possible for every aspiring author out there and if you’re one of those aspiring authors who has been saying for years that SOMEDAY you’re going to write a book…. This is for you.  

Being an Author should be effortless. That is, you should have a team that helps you work in your area of strength, your Zone of Genius as they say, and has the support to stay in that zone while the process gets completed. You don’t need to be straining over sentence structure and publishing legalities, you need to be ensuring that the message you have for the world is being conveyed exactly how you know it should be. 

That’s the Effortless Author process and I had to name it that way. They say it’s an atrocity to die with your song still in you… well what about your book. Whether you’re using that book to teach, as a calling card, to help others be clear what you and your business are all about or if it’s your legacy… you shouldn’t be held back from writing the book that you know others need to hear. 

You’ve got experiences that will change people’s lives.   Isn’t it time you explored the Effortless Author possibility?   

I can’t wait to chat about what we’re doing and more than anything… to hear your story. Let’s get rid of the head trash and make your story a Best Seller.   

Episode 61

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24th Jan 2020

EP 61 | How to have more Ninja Moments

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For more information about THE EFFORTLESS AUTHOR INITIATIVE text ezbook to 474747.

Ever had a Ninja moment? That’s what I’m talking about this week in the No Head Trash Nation. Those crazy split-second reactions that save the day and you have NO IDEA how you did it? Of course, you have. So, here’s the question… How did you do it? And what keeps you from doing it “at will”?    

  • What if you could? 
  • What if there’s something blocking your reflexes and keeping you from your highest potential? 
  • And what if you could do something about it? 

#NoHeadTrash #CircumstancesLie #PracticeZoneMastermind

Let’s talk about how in The No Head Trash Nation or visit our website www.noheadtrash.com

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Schedule an Appointment with Greg  to chat about the "Effortless Author Initiative" or the "Practice Zone Mastermind".

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Let's move from IMPOSSIBLE to UNSTOPPABLE together.  

Episode 60

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17th Jan 2020

EP 60 | What is Head Trash?

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What is Head Trash?  This is your chance to engage with like minded people taking incremental steps to resolve the constant combat of Head Trash in our lives. 

#NoHeadTrash #CircumstancesLie #PracticeZoneMastermind

Let’s talk about how in The No Head Trash Nation or visit our website www.noheadtrash.com

Email Greg@noheadtrash.com

Schedule an Appointment with Greg to chat about the "Effortless Author Initiative" or the Practice Zone Mastermind.

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Let's move from IMPOSSIBLE to UNSTOPPABLE together.  

Episode 59

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10th Jan 2020

EP 59 | Creating Your Definition of Success

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I was BLOWN AWAY when I took the time (3 days actually) to build my own Definition of Success. I thought it was obvious until I get serious about it. IS THERE ANYTHING MORE SERIOUS? ...  

How do you know if you're getting closer to your GOAL if you don't have a crystal clear VISION of what that success looks like? IT'S IMPOSSIBLE! Let's talk about why it's so important and get a glimpse of the POWER that is unleashed once you understand your Personal DoS. Stay tuned and in future Episodes we'll talk about the step-by-step of building your own. Get focused and OWN a Definition of Success that nobody can talk you out of. The validation you're looking for is found there. Don't allow anyone to SUPERIMPOSE their Definition onto your life. Once you're clear about it, the enemies to your success become like NEON blinking lights you can see coming a mile away. Are you getting closer today to your ultimate Success? How would you know if you don't have a clear Definition of Success?

Let’s talk about how in The No Head Trash Nation or visit our website www.noheadtrash.com

Email Greg@noheadtrash.com

Schedule an Appointment with Greg to chat about the Effortless Author Initiative or the Practice Zone Mastermind.

Facebook Group – The No Head Trash Nation

Instagram – The No Head Trash Nation

YouTube – Breakthrough Leadership

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Let's move from IMPOSSIBLE to UNSTOPPABLE together.  

#NoHeadTrash #CircumstancesLie #PracticeZoneMastermind

Episode 58

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3rd Jan 2020

EP 58 | How to RELAX and still be PREPARED

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To learn about the Effortless Author Initiative, text EZBOOK to 474747

For a free advance copy of my latest book, “Circumstances Lie”, CLICK HERE

Text 'YATES' to 474747 for more information about My Practice Zone mastermind or to connect with Greg. www.noheadtrash.com

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We’ve all experienced it. The Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda life. For most of my life it was completely surrounded by either guilt or apathy.  I either felt guilty because I was relaxing… or I convinced myself NOT TO CARE.   

That’s just the way it is, right? 

We all face time when either boredom or chaos derail any productivity we might have imagined when we built our strategic plan for the year, the quarter, the month, the week or even the TIME BLOCK we learned how to plan out in that latest good book we read.  

AHH… the euphoria we felt when we read that book and blocked out our perfect day. We pictured all the things we’d get done and the satisfaction it would bring.  Then, we find ourselves in the middle of a fire fight and we have no idea how to bring that line item on our perfectly planned day into reality.  

Recently, I realized this all too clearly. I allowed myself to UNPLUG in front of the TV. After all, those shows I recorded aren’t going to watch themselves, right? They’re like one more to-do list and I need to get it done… (note to self: rethink my obligation to the DVR).  

Suddenly I realized… I’ve got free time. Something I’ve dreamed of. Opportunity to do something special with Vicki, to make a memory, to connect with people I love, to talk about the important issues of our lives, dream for the future, get to know her better (even after decades there’s always more to learn)… but I wasn’t prepared. I wasn’t in the right mindset. 

You know what I’m talking about.  

Then it hit me… One of these days I’m going to WISH I had this chance. I’m going to beg for one more opportunity to focus on this time of my life, my health, my relationships, and all the reasons I told myself I’ve been working so hard in the first place!  

We work like maniacs because we’re planning to enjoy our lives someday, but our work becomes our life. We forget it was supposed to serve us so we could have incredible moments that we’re missing because we’re not prepared for them.

So, we have free time but we don’t know how to use it. We relax, but we forget our relaxation was intended to be the chance to explore and reflect. 

No, I’m not saying we should have an itinerary for our down time… that’s not what I mean. Even total stillness and seemingly unproductive conversation can be the greatest joy of our lives. The key is not guilt… it’s just a little bit of preparation that helps us turn today into the day we’ve been waiting for. Into the day we’ve been working so hard to reach.  

Don’t let the chaos happen without pulling the important into it. That applies to downtime as well. See the opportunity, even when it’s not how you planned it. 

What if the time we have is right in front of us, but we’re not prepared. What could you plan to do, even if you had just one minute?  

Could you make a tiny memory? Make a difference in someone’s life? Remind someone you care about them?

My experience? Minutes get filled by checking social media, answering email or watching TV. We’re addicted to being entertained rather than creating the stories of our lives.  Hey, I struggle with this as well. 

We need the important to exist in the CHAOS – in the everyday MOVES of our lives. 

That’s why we practice. 

Your life is full of opportunity to give and to receive. I challenge you to find the joy and the restoration of your spirit by investing your downtime in giving of yourself in relationship with others. All it takes is a little mischievous grin and a little practice.  

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The No Head-Trash Nation
Circumstances Lie but you don't have to listen.
There is a GAP between where you are and where you want to be. In that GAP is the Zone of HEAD TRASH. This is the ATROCITY preventing us from what we're capable of and it's time to talk about it. Feel the passion and hear the RANT of "Yates In Your Face" content and real-world examples of how real Head Trash is and how others have unmasked it in their physical, mental, relational, spiritual and financial lives. ... We need each other to Unlock our Purpose, Live with Passion and become who we were CREATED to be. *** Join the No Head Trash Nation on Facebook***

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Greg Yates

BIO: After more than 30 years in business, owning as many as 14 businesses at one time with hundreds of employees, Greg found himself under the influence of Head Trash when the Real Estate market crashed. In denial, Greg made decisions that ultimately cost him tens of millions in capital and a year in prison. Going from massive success to the brokenness of failure, Greg came face to face with the ‘head-trash’ that had blocked his decision-making process and left him isolated as a leader. Now, Greg trains high-level teams the 4 essential GETS if they want to Break through the barriers of Head-Trash. Greg takes leaders into a training environment he calls The Practice Zone where these four essentials and the HABITS necessary to implement them can be intentionally developed for success. Greg is the author of 4 books and his 5th book, entitled “Circumstances Lie”, will be released in the fall. His first book, “Broken, how being broken unlocked the greatest success of my life”, details his life, leadership, success and the entire story of his legal battles and prison. It’s a brutal story with extensive details Greg journaled in prison and how his return home sparked the desperate search for a new belief system and significance. Greg is a speaker, author, trainer, and coach but his ultimate mission is building the “Practice Zone Mastermind”, where men who are Christian Leaders can connect, train and network together. Men in leadership need a place to have conversations they can’t have anywhere else. Greg believes this network would have prevented catastrophic brokenness in his own life and is sharing purpose, passion and potential as the catalyst for exponential Breakthrough. "THE NO HEAD TRASH NATION" Podcast is where Greg rants about the Head Trash that's holding you back in short, inspirational bursts that bring clarity and focus for the Leader.