Walking Blindly into a Cage (#054)

Walking Blindly into a Cage (#054)

We can always change our narrative. We are never stuck by prior decisions. This is what we will be learning from the story of our guest, Kyle Sullivan, in today’s episode. Kyle founded Unleash the Champ to create powerful coaching experiences for people and organizations that lead to discovering and stepping into the champion they were created to be. With over ten years of organizational leadership & team development leading thousands of people plus a growing desire to learn it all, he strives to inspire people everywhere to unlock the cages they are in to unleash the champ within.

Show Notes

Wishing Away the Past – Upon explaining everything Kyle went through from being a party freak to a drug addict, he explains how he later recognized that through all that he was in the past, he was learning early entrepreneurship, sales, marketing, sort of things. And there isn’t one thing he would change from his past because changing one thing changes everything, and he did not want to wish away his past.

Constant Behavior – Kyle’s words of wisdom sums up everything important about consistent behavior and how he transformed into a better version of himself, “The thing is consistent behavior over time yields results. We decide if it’s the right or wrong direction.”

Distinction of Sharing – It’s important for us to share and show our scars, not share and show our wounds, explains Kyle. Because when one shares their wounds too soon, people do not know how to handle them.

C H A M P – Kyle further explains the acronym C-H-A-M-P to be Calling, Heart, Altitude, Mindset, and Performance.

Heart – Upon being asked which one of the five explanations of the acronym was the hardest, Kyle explains it to be the heart because it’s the one they’ve probably neglected the longest. It’s one taking care of yourself. It’s taking care of those around you, not apologizing for putting the relationships most important to you first.

Unlocking the Cages – Your comfort, your security, you got that financial affirmation of a salary, which is all really nice. But it’s a cage. It’s a comfortable cage. It’s an ice age. It’s an influential cage. And so, when you discover why you can’t do anything, but go after it, tells Kyle.

Contact Kyle Sullivan

Website: www.kylejsullivan.com
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/kylejohnsullivan1

Bobbi's Takeaways

I hope that you could feel Kyle’s enthusiasm and passion for what he’s been called to do.  Here are my three insights for thriving:

1.I really liked the five pillars that Kyle talked about:

  • Calling
  • Heart
  • Altitude
  • Mindset
  • Performance

He spoke about calling as that over-arching thing that drives us and how sometimes our assignment may change, but the calling remains the same.  He also talked about the Heart being the hardest thing for people because it is typically the thing that people have neglected the most and that it can be hard to give ourselves permission to take care of ourselves.

2.Define your championship run, which is essentially the dash between the two dates on your tombstone. What do you want it to be?

3.Beware of the cages that we willingly walk into.  I wonder how many times we willingly walk into the cage without even realizing that it is a cage.

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