Game Changers with Molly Fletcher is our podcast designed to help you maximize your influence and unleash your potential. Each episode, we take you behind the scenes with peak performers to learn what makes them tick and discover how you can apply their lessons to your life. Join Molly each week to hear from her special guests— top athletes and coaches, transformative CEOs, brilliant thought leaders, and entrepreneurs and trailblazers from around the world. Subscribe now on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, or Spotify.
I decided to try something a little different this week- my first solo episode. Through this podcast, I’ve had the opportunity to connect with more than 100 leaders from all different backgrounds and experiences. I’ve learned so many valuable insights from these conversations, and on this episode I walk you through 7 mindset shifts to reimagine your role as a leader. To take it a step further, I also created this playbook of 7 exercises to accompany each mindset shift. Listen to this special bonus episode where I walk you through each mindset shift and challenge you to reimagine how you lead.
John Mackey is the co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market. He’s led the company from a scrappy startup to a multibillion-dollar business, and launched an organic food revolution. John’s new book, Conscious Leadership, explores his own leadership journey from college dropout to successful CEO, and provides a playbook for values-based leadership. On this episode, John shares his most valuable leadership lessons learned from four decades leading Whole Foods through tremendous growth and innovation. It will challenge you to rethink conventional business wisdom and reimagine how you lead.
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Scott Kelly set the record for the single longest space mission by an American astronaut. That year-long mission to the International Space Station was part of an unprecedented NASA study on how space affects the human body and it paved the way for the future of space exploration. On this episode, Scott shares his personal reflections on leadership and teamwork from his journey into space. He also shares what he learned about living in isolation and dealing with uncertainty that we can apply to our own lives.
Episode 99- Guy Raz on The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs
Guy Raz has interviewed more than 6,000 people from Bill Gates to Mark Cuban to Taylor Swift. Described by The New York Times as “one of the most popular podcasters in history,” Guy is the co-creator of How I Built This, TED Radio Hour and the NPR kids podcast Wow In The World with a combined audience of more than 19 million listeners each month. His new book, How I Built This, shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs and the companies they built. On this episode, we talk about how to have more meaningful conversations, the biggest myths of entrepreneurship, and why every business is ultimately a story.
What if you stopped pretending and started getting real? Most of us hide. We play small and don’t live up to our full potential. We’re afraid we aren’t enough… or maybe we’re too much. NFL player, humanitarian and podcaster Sam Acho has been there. In his new book, Let The World See You, Sam encourages us all to discover our true selves and share our gifts with the world. We talk about the importance of not attaching your identity to your career, the highs and lows of being a professional athlete, and how his life changed when he stopped hiding and started living.
If you’re one of the 1.4 million members of the Peloton community, then you probably already know Ally Love. Ally is a Peloton instructor, founder of Love Squad, in-arena host for the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, and Adidas global ambassador. In other words, she does it all. On this episode, Ally shares how to keep people engaged in a virtual environment, her approach to tough conversations, and how she’s successfully built a multi-dimensional career.
In six seasons as the men’s basketball coach at Auburn, Bruce Pearl has led the Tigers to two SEC championships, back-to-back NCAA Tournament berths and the program’s first ever trip to the Final Four. It’s success he’s replicated at every stop of his 25-year coaching career. A proven winner, Bruce still coaches with a chip on his shoulder and his teams reflect that fighter mentality. On this episode, we talk about his unlikely journey from student manager to big-time college coach, what drives him, and how he consistently gets his teams to outperform expectations.
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Steven Kotler is the Executive Director of the Flow Research Collective and one of the world’s leading experts on high performance. The New York Times bestselling author of Stealing Fire and The Rise of Superman, Kotler shows companies how to unlock their potential and level up their game like never before. On this episode, Steven decodes the science of flow—an optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. We dig into the science of human performance, how to achieve flow, and what it all means for your own life.
Know the feeling of getting bombarded with too many pings, dings and rings? You’re not alone. Nir Eyal writes and consults about the intersection of psychology, technology and business. His latest book, Indistractable, reveals the hidden psychology driving us to distraction. On this episode, Nir shares the practical techniques to control your time and attention—helping you live the life you really want. His four-step, research-backed model will help you manage distractions and finally do what you say you will do.
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- How Nir’s background in Silicon Valley led to his research on the psychology of habit-forming products (1:55)
- Distraction is not a new phenomenon (4:53)
- The number one source of distraction is other people (5:33)
- The opposite of distraction is traction – any action that pulls you towards what you want to do (6:39)
- Most distraction begins from within us (8:19)
- Time management is pain management (9:26)
- Three ways to master the internal triggers: reimagine the trigger, reimagine the task, reimagine your temperament (11:20)
- Do you show up as a Blamer, Shamer or Claimer? (12:57)
- The ten-minute rule to minimizing distractions (14:04)
- Long-term behavior change is identity change (15:57)
- How to reimagine your “to do” list (17:31)
- The power of schedule syncing (20:38)
- How to hack back your email (25:24)
- Create pacts to prevent distractions: effort pacts, price pacts, and identity pacts (32:17)
- Why he wrote Indistractable for himself (36:00)
Resources / People Mentioned
- Indistractable by Nir Eyal
- Hooked by Nir Eyal
- Free Schedule Maker
- Summary of Indistractable
- Learn how to avoid distractions
- Stop confusing habits for routines
- Stanford Graduate School of Business
- FitBod, app
- Kahoot! app
- Plato, philosopher
- Forest, app
- Moby Dick by Herman Melville
- Hackers & Painters by Paul Graham
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