This week on The Hack Podacst Leon, Paul and Dean talk with John Hotowka Motivational Speaker. 

Building Resilience To Navigate Change | John Hotowka 

More productive and effective 

We're back and have the wonderful John Hotowka joining Leon, Paul and Dean in the studio. John is a motivational speaker who enables individuals and teams to build resilience and manage change to become even more productive and effective. 
He talks about life experiences, shares proven practical insights and tools that can be applied immediately bringing comedy and magic into his talks so people can learn through relatable fun! 
What's Discussed? 
Audiences love John’s unique ability to make them laugh while delivering powerful messages that resonate long after his talks are over. He doesn’t just motivate people – he equips them with the mindset, skillset and toolset they need to navigate change. John’s talks are based on his life experiences and proven practical insights from the University of life! 
John talks about how change can be challenging, but we all must go through it. He shares some tips on how to deal with change, how to stay positive when things get tough, and the importance of having a support network. 
The guys talk about focus; if we have a challenge or a problem we're often focusing on, we need to change that thinking to focus on the solution. We all have challenges in life. John describes how the majority of his challenges have been self-made because of how he thought. We often know this, we know what we need to do, but do we put it into action? 
"One of the greatest talents we have as human beings is forgetting." 
The one book that started everything for John was Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz; it was the very first, first help book he read. And it was brilliant because it talks about visualisation and the power of the mind. And that's when he realised that for us humans, 
"It's what goes on between our ears" 
Which makes the difference. 

After A Crisis 

After a crisis in confidence, John explains how he realised he needed a team of people around him, a support group of some sort. He read the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, which talks about the power of the mastermind and subsequently formed a group that meets every six to eight weeks. 
Members each bring issues, challenges, and opportunities that they might have and need to discuss and put into perspective. 
It is easy to focus on the negative when things are not going our way, and the brain is looking for threats and trying to protect us. But if we take the time to focus on what is going right in our lives, we will be much happier and more productive overall. 
Surrounding yourself with a group of people who will challenge you in a supportive way often gives you the reality check you need. 

Just Keep Going! 

No matter what happens in life, it's essential to pick yourself up and keep going. There will always be obstacles in your way, but how you face them counts. 
“Failure is not fatal. Success is not final. It's the courage to continue that counts”. 
This is a quote which resonates with John. He explains how it's attributed to Winston Chruch in the film Darkest Hour, despite there being no evidence he actually said it! 
Every film you look at it's all about conflict. Whether we succeed or fail, it's just life. So whatever we’re facing, don't give up. 
Keeping a positive outlook and focusing on our accomplishments to maintain a successful mindset is vital. We should be grateful for what we have, open-minded to new things, and interested in learning new information. Practising deep breathing and visualisation can help us stay grounded and focused on achieving our goals. 
We have to work at forming new habits, the challenge is to keep trying, so we can increase our chances of success! 
The bulk of John's work is mainly delivering keynote speeches and seminars. If you want to laugh while you learn and even see a trick or two, get in touch with John. 
Visit his Johns website to learn more on how he can help your team build resilience. 
You may also like our blog, The Mastermind Principle-The Secret to Accelerated Learning & Growth, which we share great tips and tricks on how you can accelerate your learning! 
Check it out now! 
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