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Stories that Empower Podcast
When Joe was diagnosed with an incurable cancer at 18, he was initially crushed. However, with his father's faith, he was inspired to fight and live. Joe shares the following nuggets of life wisdom:
stories inspire and can displace a negative story
we act beyond fear
faith is transferable
The Visionary Forum
Join Bob Shenefelt's Visionary Forum with special guest Joe Caruso, diving into the intricacies of "Patterns & Proclivities." Joe explores how we all possess patterns—some known, some hidden—and distinct proclivities that influence our actions. As CEOs and visionaries, understanding these patterns is crucial. This episode delves into their impact on personal and organizational growth, revealing insights into leveraging these nuances for transformative leadership. Tune in for an enriching discussion on recognizing, comprehending, and utilizing our inherent patterns and proclivities for success in both personal and professional spheres.
Seek Go Create Podcast
We’ve all had our low points where we think that moving forward is impossible, where we don't know if we can push through. These moments are life changing and are often the catalyst for great change for many people. However, you don't need to experience a cataclysmic event to start changing your life. You can change, be a better leader, and pursue success today.
For Joe Caruso, his life changing moment made him redefine success. In this episode of Seek Go Create, Joe shares how he chose to learn more about himself rather than let himself go in the face of cancer. He talks about his deep dive into studying the simple truths in life and how he used these to redefine life. Learn about the power of the narrative and better understand how Joe inspired change through his journey.
Start your life changing journey when you tune in to this episode of Seek Go Create.
The Why Lead Others Podcast
In today’s episode, we will be diving into the individual mind, the collective mind of an organization, and how meaning drives our behavior and determines outcomes in all aspects of life.
To have this conversation, I am joined by Joe Caruso, an in-demand keynote speaker worldwide, a syndicated columnist, and a sought-after business advisor, who brings his lifetime of expertise to help organizations and leaders change the way they see themselves — and in turn, the way they think about markets, products, and services. His efforts culminated in a best-selling book and a PBS special, both called The Power of Losing Control. In it, he encourages readers to “remember that the only control you really have is over yourself,” and provides techniques and strategies to stop wasting valuable time and energy on what we can’t control. He also produced an audiobook, The Power of Losing Control. He advises CEOs, military leaders, and leadership teams on the essence of change for success, ultimately driving success for his clients.
The Club Capital Leadership Podcast
This week on the Leadership Podcast, Joe Caruso joins Bradley to share what he learned from being diagnosed with incurable cancer, his new focus in life, and the principles from his book, The Power of Losing Control. After being diagnosed with an incurable cancer when he was 18, Joe committed whatever time he had left to spending five hours a day, five days per week, studying life. He wanted to identify what he now refers to as “Simple, Common, Timeless Human Truths.” In his quest, Joe felt compelled to answer a simple, yet difficult question before he was overcome by the cancer: What is the essence of a fulfilling, successful, and happy life? Joe became one of the first people ever cured of metastasized testicular cancer. With this gift, he decided he would continue his studies, and began to collect and analyze his findings on life.
Joe Caruso is now an expert on the individual mind, the collective mind of an organization and how meaning drives our behavior and determines outcomes in all aspects of life. As an author, business advisor and speaker, Joe brings his lifetime of expertise to help organizations and leaders change the way they see themselves -- and in turn, the way they think about markets, products and services. Joe has learned this change in thinking drives new behavior and allows organizations to sharpen focus and reach greater levels of success.
The Thoughtful Entrepreneur Podcast
In this episode of the Thoughtful Entrepreneur, your host Josh Elledge speaks with the Keynote Speaker and Founder of the Caruso Leadership Institute, Joe Caruso. Joe works with a multitude of clients ranging from organization leaders to the United States Navy. His work involves helping clients understand their mindset and the collective mindset to learn how to influence those mindsets. Joe explains that a business's mission statement or purpose should be shown through their work. If there is a disconnect between what is said and what is done, it brings distrust to others.
Joe explains that without narrative there is no meaning because the comparison is crucial to understanding. Joe says that it is important to learn to feed your brain and put time into the things in the forefront of your mind. A critical point to Joe is that humans are present while they are becoming something different in life. Throughout their journey, they are still someone rather than not being present at all.
Part of being a good leader is knowing that things are bigger than you. But what does that mean for how we choose to handle these challenges? On the flipside, it's also important to assess your own self-worth. This applies whether you are a new leader or someone who has been leading teams for years. After all, how we see ourselves is the most quintessential part of leadership.
In this week's episode, Denise Cooper interviews author, business advisor and speaker, Joe Caruso. Listen in to hear his take on how leaders can close the gap between who we want to be and who we are. Joe brings his lifetime of expertise to help organizations and leaders change the way they see themselves -- and in turn, the way they think about markets, products and services. Joe has learned this change in thinking drives new behavior and allows organizations to sharpen focus and reach greater levels of success.
After experiencing a life-altering event while he was still in college, Joe Caruso decided to commit whatever time he had left to spending five hours per day, five days per week, studying life. He wanted to find what he calls the Simple, Common, Timeless Human Truths about life.
Joe began to systematically collect and analyze his findings based on research and study of the greatest philosophers, leaders, and psychoanalysts of all time, as well as religions, myths, and ancient cultures and societies. His efforts culminated in a best-selling book in 6 languages that earned 5 stars on Amazon, and PBS special, both called "The Power of Losing Control," as well as a highly successful career as a compelling and engaging keynote speaker. Joe has been recognized by Nightingale-Conant as one of the "50 Most Influential Minds in Personal Development."
“Two tracks, the first one is, know your essence. If your essence is aggressiveness and doesn’t take no for an answer that could also be your Achilles heel. Almost everybody’s strength is their Achilles heel. If you are overly charming and you can charm the pants off of anybody, you’re probably not going to work as hard as you should. You have to understand the two sides of the coin of that power. The second is you have to know what home is for you.”
— Joe Caruso
Each person has their own personal beliefs. Truth is what is believed to be true.
These are some of the guiding philosophies behind the renowned speaker and coach Joe Caruso.
In this episode, he joins us to discuss effective techniques for developing ourselves through our most transformational instrument – the mind.
Joe Caruso is an expert on the individual mind, the collective mind of an organization and how meaning drives our behavior and determines outcomes in all aspects of life. As an author, business advisor and speaker, Joe brings his lifetime of expertise to help organizations and leaders change the way they see themselves — and in turn, the way they think about markets, products and services. Joe has learned this change in thinking drives new behavior and allows organizations to sharpen focus and reach greater levels of success. He is the author of the book The Power of Losing Control and the PBS Special of the same name.
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