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Deborah Johnson – Create Your Ideal Work and Lifestyle! 


Episode Overview:

Ready to supercharge your personal and professional life with tools for lifelong learning and possible change?

Are you mid-career or at the halftime of life wondering, “What’s next?” Are you or your company experiencing a huge change, or lacking innovation & creativity? Don’t spend another minute stuck on an endless roundabout.

If you want to hear a message of inspiration, hope and authentic growth, you’re going to enjoy my interview with Deborah Johnson.

Guest Bio: 

Deborah Johnson knows what it feels like to be stuck. She came from the gig economy while also raising 3 sons, so she’s very familiar with reinvention. Deborah took a huge risk to put her solo headliner music show on large stages. None of her friends were doing anything like this, so it took getting beyond the self-doubt & wondering if she could really do it. And she did!! 

But when the Great Recession of 2008-09 hit, many of her large music shows were cancelled, but she noticed that speakers were still working so she expanded her platform to also include speaking & writing with a process to help others maximize their skills, talents & resources. Deborah shares a message of inspiration, hope & authentic growth. 

Inspirational speaker, author and international award-winning music artist, Deborah helps others get unstuck by producing and executing a successful plan for their second half. Up for multiple GRAMMY Awards and spending over 20 years in the entertainment industry, she’s an expert on how to constantly reinvent yourself in a gig-economy. Deborah is the author of five books, and speaks and performs in both live and virtual events. She is also the past president of the National Speakers Association, Los Angeles.

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Insight Gold Timestamps:

08:03 You’ve got to get to a place where you take that risk

09:03 Be willing to re-write and work hard

10:05 The band of hope 

16:43 The roundabout

19:43 Change I won’t to I will

24:04 How could I have done that a little bit better?

27:29 Successfully evaluate where you are and where you want to be

29:51 Creativity is a way to progress and has no limits.

34:29 Clarify your purpose

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About the Host, Michael

Michael Vickers inspires enduring success, redefining the possible for today’s sales professionals, leaders, and managers. Whatever the sales or business opportunity, Michael will greatly enhance your odds of success. Every person who has an idea to promote, an employee to motivate, or a deal to negotiate, will attain a new level of success after an event with Michael.

Michael is also the best-selling author of Becoming Preferred: How to Outsell Your Competition, and Dance of the Rainmaker: Creating Authentic Differentiation in Today's Competitive Marketplace, where he shares his secrets to achieving the very highest level of sales mastery.

Whatever the result you’re striving for, if it involves influencing others or achieving success through others, Michael will build your confidence and accelerate your performance.

Michael is the Executive Director of Summit Learning Systems, a company that offers customized in-house training programs to many of today’s leading companies. He teaches thousands of business professionals throughout North America the skills required to achieve optimum performance.

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