Struggling with burnout? Award-winning global event producer Melissa Park joins our podcast to share five lessons learned in the pandemic, and how to take care of yourself in challenging times. We all need to remember self-care, so make sure you listen to this one!
Scale Up Your Business Podcast host, Nick Bradley joins us on Meeting Minds this week. How can we be more productive during this time and how can we create more productive experiences at events?! These and so many more questions are answered.
We all have a history and how we choose to use it matters. Mike “C-Roc” Ciorrocco shares how you can use challenges to propel you forward, like rocket fuel, and help others reach their potential. Check it out!
Tell us about you.
I came from a broken home and being a young kid you think that’s ordinary and normal, you adapt to that and get used to things that are not normal. A lot of conflict with the parents, step-parents, child support, custody. Sometimes the conflict gets taken out on the kids. A very awkward situation built me. You could go down the wrong road or good road, I chose the good road.
3 years ago I realized my purpose, I am going to help millions of people, that’s where the journey started. It’s just been telling my story to let people relate and how I can help them.
How do we find our own story in all of this?
I have one dominating rule I live off of. My podcast is called “what are you made of” negative self-talk pulls you backward. Self-talk is a very important tool to use. The dominating rule is to turn off setbacks, letdowns, and negativity. This includes people, turn it into rocket fuel for the future. Once you become aware that your life isn’t the same, you look for setbacks and limits because you understand what it’s for. Successful people always look to solve problems and challenges, unsuccessful people are always running from them.
How do you find peace where we are now and yet escape from what is holding us down?
When there’s something that happens, like an adversary like COVID, the first thing is to acknowledge it right away. Too many people waste time worrying about the problem instead of trying to solve it. When things happen I am always looking above at the whole of it. It’s an energy and focus thing, shift your focus and figure out what you need to do, not to survive but thrive and go after it.
Let’s talk about building up others.
In our organization I always look at people who don’t necessarily have experience in what we do, I want people that are good quality people, they want to do good, they are willing to learn, and they have a great attitude. I’ll teach them the rest, if they have those qualities, the sky is the limit.
Leaders need to invest in their people, and share the goals of the organization with the person’s goals and make sure they align. Any people’s problems in an organization or a team become the companies problems. Focus on that on a daily basis, anything worth doing at all is worth doing every day!
How do you know when someone is ready to improve themselves?
There’s a stage, stages you go through. When people come to work at our company we have a 1 on 1 meeting with them, talking about their goals. We make sure we understand that and we share what we expect of them, it starts there. From there, we get permission to hold them accountable for what they achieve. We get them to sign a paper saying their goals and expectations with permission for us to hold them accountable. We do training every day in the morning and I get a report to see who has engaged that day. If they are not engaged, they didn’t do their training, and I can see that.
What are ways you can create engagement for your virtual event? Joseph Sommer of Whitestone Branding uses kits to help! Check out this episode for kitting 101 and some great ideas for future events.
Individually we can only do so much, but collectively we can move mountains. In this special episode John O’Leary joins us to share his remarkable story and how the “we” can make a difference.