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Blue-Collar Success: Leadership Takes Work [Video]

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Blue-Collar Success: Leadership Takes Work

This was a hard hitting, hard working episode of The Leadership Toolkit podcast hosted by Mike Phillips, featuring an inspiring conversation with best-selling author and blue-collar advocate, Ken Rusk! 💪🔨

Ken emphasized the importance of seeing beyond present circumstances, of knowing intimately what you want out of life, and of painting a vivid, alluring picture of your future. It’s about clarity, about vision—for without these, walking any path, be it blue-collar or white, is a journey without direction.

Ken proves that you don’t need a degree to achieve comfort, peace, and freedom. From digging ditches to becoming a successful entrepreneur, Ken’s journey is a testament to the power of hard work and determination.

In this episode, Ken shares invaluable insights from his book, “Blue-Collar Cash,” and over 30 years of experience in the blue-collar trades. Whether you’re looking to achieve your dreams, seeking career advice, or wanting to hear a motivational story, this episode is a must-listen!

Today in the Workbench: Key Takeaways
1️⃣ Embrace Entrepreneurship Within: Before chasing the entrepreneurial dream, become an indispensable asset within an existing setup. Learn, grow, and then leap.
2️⃣ Clarity is King: Without a vivid vision of what success looks and feels like, the journey becomes an endless loop of misdirection.
3️⃣ Trade School Triumphs: Not all roads to success are paved by college degrees—many lead through the grit and accomplishment of blue-collar excellence.
4️⃣ Blueprint Your Life: Imagine crafting a ‘brochure’ for your life. What would it include? Start with this picture, and let your actions chart the course to this envisioned future.
5️⃣ Eradicate “Default Paths”: Challenge the conventional, question the status quo, and tailor your path to your unique compass—not society’s benchmarks.

And check out these key moments in the show:
00:00:00 Welcome to The Leadership Toolkit
00:01:10 Introducing Ken Rusk
00:03:47 How to Find Yourself
00:10:12 Ken Rusk: Start At The Beginning
00:18:51 Teaching The Value of Blue Collar Work
00:24:03 College Loans vs. Business Loans
00:30:18 Leading With Clear Vision
00:37:51 How to Lead an Entrepreneurial Team
00:43:01 What Can We Do To Get the Team to Win?
00:47:01 Thank you for watching The Leadership Toolkit

👉 Don’t miss out on more leadership greatness! You can tune in LIVE every Wednesday at 12:05 pm MST and get inspired to take control of your future.

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