Jamming with Jason E26: Why Most Auditors are NOT Trusted Advisors

Are you a trusted advisors in your organization? You may think so, but do the executives in your organization actually perceive you as a trusted advisor? Most auditors have not reached this status, and instead feel frustrated or ignored. In this episode I’ll discuss a framework you can use for determining where you are currently,…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E38 How to Use the Love Languages for Self Care

The 5 Love Language is a concept discussed in a book by Gary Chapman that can be use to understand and provide love to others with whom you have a relationship. Understanding your love language preferences, and those of others allows you the option of showing love in the way the other person most appreciates.…

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Jamming with Jason E25: Elephants and Shiny Objects

It’s easy to focus our attention on shiny objects since everyone is talking about them and they just seem sexy. Elephants in the room are rarely sexy, but can represent a much bigger risk to your organization, and are often ignored or overlooked. In this episode you will hear how to determine if you are…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E37 How to Use Affirmations More Effectively

You’ve probably heard about affirmations. Heck, some of you have even tried them, but may not think they work since you may have fallen into some common traps. In this episode we will discuss some common mistakes people make when writing and saying affirmations, so you can improve your effectiveness and change your life. We…

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Jamming with Jason E24: Gaining Different Perspectives to Help Executives Solve Problems with Emilio Rubio

As auditors we need to see the world with different eyes in order to really help executives solves problems. If we only focus on areas within the organization where we believe there is risk, we risk focusing on areas that don’t really matter to management. One of the biggest reasons management does not think audit…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E36 Managing Emotions and Having Compassion for Yourself

As humans, we are emotional beings. That means we always need to be aware of the emotions we are feeling and learn how to manage them intelligently. Sometimes “the show must go on” and we have to compartmentalize in the short-term, but eventually we have to deal with our emotions. If we don’t deal with…

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Jamming with Jason E23: Is Your Internal Audit Team Playing Varsity or JV Ball?

If you are ignored by other executives and frustrated getting resources you need, chances are you’re playing at the junior varsity (JV) instead of varsity level. In this episode we’ll explore some questions to ask so you can assess which one you are really playing, and provide some guidance on how you can level-up your…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E35 Healing Ourselves to Become Whole, Perfect and Complete with Peter Bedard

Our guest this week, Peter Bedard knows a thing or two about healing. In fact, Peter has healed himself of everything from chronic anxiety to arthritis, asthma, fibromyalgia, depression, sciatica, and he’s died before and come back to a body wracked in pain, a mind trapped in fear, and a spirit broken. Peter has developed…

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Jamming with Jason E22: I Get By With a Little Help From My Friends

The Beatles were right when they said “I get by with a little help from my friends.” In fact the only way we get by is with help from our friends. Sometime though we get the idea we need push forward and do everything ourself. I get it. We are taught to be independent and…

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Fire & Earth Podcast: E34 Unlocking the Potential of Podcasts in Your Business with Brad Dalius

Podcasts are one way of getting yourself and your message out into the world. You can do that to fuel a hobby, special interests, or even run your business. In fact, podcasts are on target to soon be a $1 billion industry. We are joined by Brad Dalius, a fellow podcaster with years in terrestrial…

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