410: Uncovering the transformative wisdom from interviewing 30 great minds with guest expert Scott Jeffrey Miller

Scott Jeffrey Miller, author of Master Mentors Volume 2:
30 Transformative Insights from Our Greatest Minds

Bill Ringle and Scott Jeffrey Miller discuss the importance of being clear and explicit with your intent in all communications for small business leaders because in the absence of details, people make up stories and those stories can become another mess.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com  for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations.

Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. We can’t have a work-life balance every day. There are busy seasons and seasons of relaxation.
  2. You don’t have to meet someone in person to make them your mentor. It could be anyone who is wise or experienced that you can learn from.
  3. A mentor doesn’t need to be someone perfect or someone who is always successful. A mentor can also be someone who failed because we can learn from their failures so we won’t fall into the same traps they fell into.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Two quotes that guide Scott: Life happens for you, not to you. Live life through the lens of “I get to…” rather than I have to our I ought to do something. [01:38]
  • Highlights from the Miller family’s Italian holiday. [04:41]
  • Work-life balance advice given to him by The Biggest Loser fitness coach Jillian Michaels. [07:03]
  • What does it take to be a ‘Master Mentor’? [08:41]
  • Scott gives further emphasis on the concept ‘vulnerability is leadership competency.’ [14:59]
  • Master Mentors contains Hidden Stories that readers can watch by scanning the QR codes at the end of the chapters. One from Chapter featuring Leena Rinne is discussed for its powerful impact. [16:20]
  • Another hidden gem accessible by QR in his book is the funny story of Ed Mylett, one of the top business leaders and performance experts, and the Mercedes kit car he purchased. [20:11]
  • My Quest for the Best lightning round begins. [27: 22]

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Expert Bio

Recruited by Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s team, Scott built a 26-year career in the world’s most respected and influential leadership development firm, serving nearly every role imaginable. From a front-line salesperson to project manager, sales leader, general manager, vice president, chief marketing officer to executive vice president of thought leadership. Scott’s professional roles evolved as he became a multi-bestselling author, radio and podcast host, leadership coach, columnist, and global keynote speaker. He continues to consult with FranklinCovey and is proud to continue their collaboration as he expands his influence through new books, speeches, and coaching offerings. Scott currently serves as the Special Advisor on Thought Leadership for the Franklin Covey Company and hosts their weekly podcast series, On Leadership, with Scott Miller. 

Contact Info and Social Media for Jeffrey Scott Miller

  • Travels from: Salt Lake City, Utah

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Resources Mentioned During the Interview

Below are key people, places, books, quotes, websites, and other resources we discussed so that you can explore further.

My Quest for the Best Interview: 410: From Management Mess to Leadership Success with guest expert Scott Jeffrey Miller
Listen to more inputs from Scott Miller on On Leadership Podcast.
Bonus Content! Master Mentors Vol 2 Hidden Story: Leena Rinne

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Published by Jeffrey Scott Miller

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