Episode 60

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17th Jan 2020

1:00pm

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. 

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Episode 59

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10th Jan 2020

2:30pm

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.

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Episode 58

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3rd Jan 2020

1:15pm

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.  

Episode 57

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20th Dec 2019

12:45pm

EP 57 | I'm not Dead

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For a free advance copy of my latest book, “Circumstances Lie”, text EZBOOK to 474747 or 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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Hey, it’s Greg Yates from Breakthrough Leadership and the No Head Trash nation… and I’ve got good news!  I’m NOT DEAD… and if you’re listening to this, you’re not either… and that my friends is the Greatest Opportunity of our lives.

Back in 2014 I faced something I didn’t think I could recover from. I’m not gonna lie, it still commandeers my bandwidth from time to time but now there’s a difference. I’ve come to believe that circumstances are like the scum that forms on the surface of a pond, the pudding or the gravy, depending on where you happen to be. Sometimes it’s the oil floating on a puddle or in worse cases, an oil spill that requires an organized clean-up. That’s the way my life felt in 2014. It was an oil slick that was choking the life out of me and contaminating everything around me.

Here’s my point. What’s on the surface, doesn’t represent what’s below the surface. That’s what I know about circumstances. They lie about what’s really going on, or at least they leave the impressions causing us to make ASSUMPTIONS that aren’t accurate about what’s beyond the surface, the pond scum of our lives.

Maybe you love your circumstances… the sad truth is that even if you love them, they’re still not capable to represent everything that’s happening in your life, just below the surface. That’s why Fakebook is so rampant with comparative reality. It seems like everybody has perfect lives, except us and we’re pedaling as fast as we can.

What does that have to do with not being dead? I’m getting to that. First you need to hear me on this. Trust me. Circumstances are lying to you about a lot of things and one of them is that thing you’re facing you believe has the power to make or break you… forever.

That thing if everybody knew would disqualify you from your church, and maybe even your job. That thing you’ve reconfigured so it sounds good, even if you’re the only one who believes your version of the story.

I’m going to share with you the wisdom my wife, Vicki, gave me when I was sure my life and my ability to be my best was OVER… She listened kindly to my agonizing assessment about life and when I was finally done, she calmly stated the facts I wasn’t ready to hear yet. 

It could be worse… you could be dead.

And she was right.

I’m finally wrapping up the draft of my new book and its title is something I wouldn’t have learned without sticking my face in the scum of circumstances and seeing beyond them. And believe me, it’s not a one-time thing. The book is titled, Circumstances Lie, and it takes one tiny step toward looking beyond what seems real and exploring the vast unknown, where there is more evidence for what we can become than there is for where we’re stuck today. It’s the same whether it’s an individual, a team, or an entire organization. Stepping beyond the drama and empty calories of circumstantial beliefs is where true breakthrough begins, and we can’t get there on our own. 

I couldn’t pull myself out of the pit. I needed others with different reference points to summon courage and belief I didn’t have. I still do.  And so do you.  

Stop settling for overhead in your personal growth journey and get connected to a group of people who will explore the endless potential of life together. Help each other live well, struggle well and integrate your faith well by exploring what’s possible together.

Remember… the greatest opportunity you have is still ahead of you. You’re not dead. Let’s move from broken to breakthrough together.  

Episode 56

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13th Dec 2019

1:30pm

EP 56 | Share Your Story - Change Your World

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Ready for some radical honesty about your story? Listen in. 

Hi, it’s Greg from Breakthrough Leadership and the No Head Trash Nation and today I want to talk about the single most important thing YOU can do to change your world… sound good?  Well, before I go any further, let me clarify for just a minute. 

You saw the title. You know what I’m talking about and the reactions are all over the board… I’ve talked to hundreds of people who want to write a book or tell their story – maybe it’s on your bucket list or you like the IDEA but have no idea where to start. That’s one of the things I do but before you start writing that heroic story of your life, let’s make sure it’s the story that will have the impact you’re hoping for… that is if you really want to change the world.  … I learned this the hard way.  

Let me give you a little background. Like you, I’ve been telling my story my entire life. Verbally at least, right? I’ve practiced it and sharpened, and it’s gotten better every single time.  No problem, right? I’ll tell it to Anybody who will listen, hey we tell our story even if the person ISN’T LISTENING… We love our story. We love our take on life, we love our words, we love our perspective. OR… we hate it. Either way we are DYING for someone to hear it, to validate it, to validate US… and our story… our experiences. 

But that’s not the story that will change your world.

See, the problem is I want to tell the story that puts me in the right light. Or I should say is consistent with what I believe about myself, about the world and my place in it. I want to tell the story where I’m the hero OR the victim of and I want to tell it MY WAY. I want my story to simultaneously open the eyes of the listener and establish my place as the one who made it happen. The problem is, that story is rarely able to get out of the starting gate. Oh… we tell it… but it doesn’t change our world because it’s encapsulated in the fakebook belief that people are inspired by heroes and we want to be that hero. 

I’ve had a lot of success. I’ve had a lot of failure. If there’s one thing I’ve learned is that people believe my failure more than they believe my success. They relate to it. They see nuggets of truth in it when I’m sharing a story I don’t even want to share!  But I’ve learned to share it anyway because when I share that story… the real story of my heart, my pain, my failure, my ongoing struggle to overcome the obstacles and the lies of Circumstances… I become real and relatable.

And, when I become a real person, I can help others embrace their real lives and work toward real results, overcoming circumstances instead of being crushed by their lies. My tribe hears my voice. I don’t have to have all the answers. I don’t have to be RIGHT or even be the hero. My story invites people on a journey and I’m willing to share what I know so they’ll do a better job than I did. 

When I share my story with radical honesty, vulnerability, obsessive open-mindedness, a clear Definition of success and belief that circumstances are opportunities waiting to be explored, THEN… and only then… my story can change My World. 

Yours can too.

Walk with me in the process of sharing your story, without the head trash. Not because it makes you look bullet proof, but because it is the honest evidence that (no matter how flawed and broken) connects you to your tribe and gives you a platform from which to Change Your World. 

I want you to write your story and I know you want that too. It’s deep work and it will change you on the road to changing your world. If you’re interested in learning more about the structure support to get past the head-trash and finally write your story, I’d love to help.

Text Yates – that’s my name – YATES to 474747 to get my latest book, “Circumstances Lie” for free. Or email me greg@noheadtrash.com . I’d love to hear your story. 

Remember, you were born to make a difference and your story is the key. Let’s do it together. 

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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.