Ep 32: How to Thrive: 7 Step's To Successful Self-leadership W/ George Wilkinson

ResistingBeta: The Men's Health Podcast

Apr 4 2023 • 43 mins

  • In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest George Wilkinson, George Wilkinson’s mission to share with the world what he’s learnt, with the single aim of helping you make the most of your personal and professional capabilities. After leaving the Armed Services, George spent almost three decades working with organisations such as Sky, Hewlett Packard, Fujitsu, and the NHS, in strategic leadership, consulting, and training capacities. Through this experience and research, he formulated the seven critical, but practical, steps he needed to achieve his own fullest potential. Now, he shares these with you to help you achieve yours.

Summary:

  • George Wilkinson is a coach who works with men who have lost their motivation and feel lost in life and is an expert in self-leadership, embracing failure, and thriving in life.

  • Andrew asks George to tell Some initial steps that the coach guided the speaker through including identifying limiting beliefs, creating a new vision for their life and career, and developing action plans to achieve their goals.

  • George had a realization after experiencing severe back pain that led him to embark on a journey of self-discovery and eventually hire a coach. He reached out to the Tony Robbins movement as an introduction to the coaching world.

  • George reached out to the Tony Robbins movement but ended up hiring a coach from the UK who helped him become self-aware through intense sessions, which eventually led to the idea of writing a book, which he pursued and got published.

  • Andrew asks George to give a general overview of the seven steps in his book and to pick one to dive deeper into, possibly the one that provides the most aha moments.

  • The core of the book is the seven steps, which were originally 12, and emotional mastery is the most important step because our emotions drive our behavior and actions, making it fundamental to gain control and awareness of them.

  • Andrew asks about key practices to develop emotional mastery.

  • Key practices for emotional mastery include developing emotional intelligence through awareness and regulation, setting boundaries, exercising, practicing mindfulness and meditation, taking responsibility for actions, and continuously learning and improving.

  • Andrew and George discuss the importance of men being able to describe and assess their emotions and offer advice on how to become more self-aware and improve relationships.

  • Men need to recognize and appreciate their emotions, be honest with themselves, and find ways to manage them, including sharing with trusted individuals.

  • Self-mastery allows individuals to take control of their emotions and reactions to events, leading to a more empowered and positive mindset.

  • Self-awareness and self-management lead to increased objectivity, healthier emotional regulation, and self-love, resulting in being one's own best friend.

  • Andrew talks about applying the concept of love languages to oneself for building self-confidence and the need to avoid self-masochism. The podcast episode ends with the question, "What does it mean to be a man to you?"

  • To George, being a man means taking ownership for one's life, taking responsibility, acknowledging strengths and weaknesses, understanding values and how they drive behavior, appreciating masculinity, and supporting others.

  • Great conversation! It seems that George's book is available on Amazon, but it wasn't mentioned by title. Would you like me to search for the book and provide you with the information?

  • George Wilkinson, a coach for men, shares his personal journey and the importance of being honest with oneself in order to improve relationships and overall well-being. Listeners can gain valuable insights and take the first steps towards self-leadership.

Conclusion:

In this podcast episode, George Wilkinson, a coach for men, highlights the significance of self-awareness and emotional mastery for men to thrive in life. He emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one's actions, understanding values, and embracing masculinity to achieve personal growth and self-love. George's personal journey and his book's seven-step framework provide valuable insights and practical steps for men to embark on their journey toward self-leadership. Listeners are encouraged to take the first steps towards self-improvement and achieve a positive mindset by acknowledging their strengths and weaknesses and becoming their own best friend.

7-Day Homework:

  • Day 1: Identify your limiting beliefs that are holding you back from achieving your goals.
  • Day 2: Create a new vision for your life and career, and set specific goals to achieve it.
  • Day 3: Develop emotional intelligence by practicing awareness and regulation of your emotions.
  • Day 4: Set healthy boundaries in your personal and professional relationships.
  • Day 5: Practice mindfulness and meditation to become more self-aware and improve emotional regulation.
  • Day 6: Take responsibility for your actions and continuously learn and improve.
  • Day 7: Appreciate your strengths and weaknesses, understand your values, and support others in their journey towards self-leadership.

Follow :

https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgedwilkinson

https://www.georgewilkinson.co/

Quotes:

  • “Identifying limiting beliefs is one of the initial steps towards self-leadership.”

  • “Emotional mastery is fundamental to gain control and awareness of our actions and behavior.“

  • “Self-awareness and self-management lead to increased objectivity, healthier emotional regulation, and self-love.“

  • “Being honest with oneself is crucial for improving relationships and overall well-being.“

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