Brad Kullman: Losing His MLB Dream Job Birthed His Vision to Help People Understand How They’re Wired #16

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As general manager of Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds, Brad Kullman was living his childhood dream of making a living, and life, in the game he loved. But after being passed over for permanent promotions and finally being let go, he moved past the devastation to realize he was free to pursue a passion that had become even more important to him: using the analytical tools he had pioneered as a pro sports scout and executive to help everyday men and women unlock the insights of their hardwired makeup. In this interview with Crucible Leadership founder and BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE host Warwick Fairfax, Kullman explains how standard personality tests offer insufficient help in charting a course to a life of significance for those who experience crucibles and offers insights and resources to help listeners understand and apply the realities of how they’re wired. 

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Choosing Hope: 8 Tips to Move Beyond Fear

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Typically, when we face an obstacle, especially a major obstacle, we tend to think, at least in the moment, this is the end.  Especially if it is a serious health diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, or losing your job or the company you started.  That is normal.  Our first reaction is almost never, “Oh joy!  An obstacle!  I am sure this will be a great learning experience.  I can’t wait to see what unfolds.”

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Follow Hope, Not Fear: How Perseverance Fuels A Life of Significance #15

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If you’ve had a crucible experience, you are going to have to persevere through feelings of loss and fear, as well as additional setbacks, as you chart your course to a life of significance. Crucible Leadership founder and BEYOND THE CRUCIBLE host Warwick Fairfax shares stories from his family history (his great-great grandfather John Fairfax) and world history (Winston Churchill), while also discussing his own efforts to claw his way back emotionally and practically after losing $2.25 billion — and the company itself — in a failed takeover of the family media dynasty he inherited.

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Turning Obstacles into Opportunities: Reflect, Reframe, and Cast a Vision

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Typically, when we face an obstacle, especially a major obstacle, we tend to think, at least in the moment, this is the end.  Especially if it is a serious health diagnosis, the loss of a loved one, or losing your job or the company you started.  That is normal.  Our first reaction is almost never, “Oh joy!  An obstacle!  I am sure this will be a great learning experience.  I can’t wait to see what unfolds.”

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Jim Daly

Jim Daly: Hope’s Power to Grow an Abandoned Boy Into a Global Nonprofit Leader #13

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Jim Daly was abandoned by his alcoholic father at 5, lost his mother to cancer four years later and had no one to turn to but his four older siblings when their stepfather emptied the family home and left them to fend for themselves on the day they buried their Mom. Before he had turned 10, he was living with a dysfunctional foster family and thinking it was all just part of the “normal” life all kids lived. But buoyed by a hopeful spirit, he embraced the structure his teenage years brought at school and through sports — and gradually charted a course for the kind of life he once never dreamed possible.

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Robert Krantz

Robert Krantz: Bringing Faith, Hope & Significance to the Big Screen #11

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Robert Krantz appeared in some of the top films of the ’80s — Back to the Future, anyone? — but when he turned his attention and talents to writing, directing and starring in his own movies a decade later, his career and life began to unspool like a dropped film reel. His first production — which he and his wife put so much money into they had to live with his mother — had the makings of a hit but never took off because of a disastrous Hollywood screening.

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Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Purposeful Legacy: How will you impact those that knew you?

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When we think of legacy and purpose, it can be intimidating.  When we are gone, how do we want our loved ones and friends to think of us?  What will be our legacy?  Do we want to be remembered as someone who worshipped the almighty dollar and would ruthlessly destroy anyone in our path?  As someone who was always out for ourselves?  Someone who did not really care about anyone other than our self, indifferent to the suffering and pain of those around us?

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Glenn Williams: Leveraging a Crushing Career Setback for a Second Chance at Significance #10

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Glenn Williams was living a life of success and significance in 2010 as a C-Suite executive with a global nonprofit doing life-changing work.  But it all ended after his integrity was questioned by the CEO, leading Williams to resign and move his family back to his native Australia to figure out what was next for him at the halftime of his life.

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