E94 - 9 Principles To Amplify Your Impact as a Boundless Leader

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Do you ever wonder, ‘Am I living a life well-lived? Am I doing enough? Am I living up to my potential? Or am I wasting my time, letting life slip me by…’ If you have, then this podcast episode for you! I share the 9 principles for being an AMPLIFIER - someone who looks beyond results to true transformation, and life well-lived.

  • How being bored jolted me into a life-changing question: ‘what is a life well-lived?’

  • Jason Fried of Basecamp does not have goals or targets - he has 6 week improvement projects instead

  • Why RESULTS are for transformation, not for goals.




Tim Ferris interview of Jason Fried, Basecamp Co-Founder.

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear.

Finite and Infinite Games by James Carse.

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9 Principles of An Amplifier

  1. Live with a bias for joy. Feelings take precedence as we realise the quality of our lives is dependent on the quality of our moments.

  2. Who you are matters more than what you do. Character, values, and energy create lasting influence - way more than producing results.

  3. Make compassion your default centre. Compassion keeps you calm and responsive, not reactive.

  4. Capacity is key. Whatever you can do to expand your thinking, being, and doing - and those around you - is the key priority. Capacity is knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with the ability to engage in leadership.

  5. Message drives service. Do the deep thinking around your messages: what do you stand for, what matters to you, what vision do you have for the transformation. A clear message keeps you focused on the right action.

  6. Legacy without ego. Wanting to make a difference or an impact is not so much about how you will be remembered, but more about the transformation you contributed towards; Boundless Leadership legacy is to know that you contribute to something greater than yourself, rather to be known for your contribution. It’s the ideas, the principles behind the doing that are the real legacy work.

  7. Self first, not selfish. FOCUS ON LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF FIRST, so there is more of you to give.

  8. Results are for transformation. Results are not just for achieving goals, they are for creating a transformation - in self, others, community, business - to create a better state.

  9. Do what you say. When you honour your word, you never worry about anything because you commit to following through. It also helps prioritise ruthlessly.


P.S. And, whenever you’re ready... here are 4 ways I can help you:

1. Grab a free copy of our Boundless Leadership Toolkit

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2. Join our Boundless Leadership Basecamp

It’s our new Facebook community where leaders come to learn how to have more impact with less struggle. We explore tips and hacks for corporate culture, strategy and personal excellence.

3. Get equipped at our next event

Meet other adventurous leaders seeking do be, think, and do more. Leadership training and tribe meetings are listed here.  

4. Work with me and other Renegade Pathfinders in the Leader’s Edge Mastermind

If you’d like to work directly with me to build a boundless life, team, or organisation, send me an email with PRIVATE in the subject line and let me know a little about your work and what you’d like to work on together.