Unlock the Shortcut

Unlock the Shortcut

Hi, I’m Jimmy Glenos, your Life & Leadership Locksmith. And I’m here to help you get out of a jam, a rut, a stuck place, or anywhere you think you need a little nudge, some guidance, or even a full-blown action plan. If you’re ready to break out and break through to a brand new you, let me help you find the keys. C’mon, let’s Unlock the Shortcut!


November 23, 2023 4 mins

You’re excited you don’t have to go to work today, because it is Thanksgiving Day. (If you’re lucky enough to work for an organization that is closed today, you get a chance to relax and enjoy time with family or maybe just bathe in some well-deserved “me-time”.) 

Whatever your scenario, remember to take a moment to pause and give thanks for all the beauty and bounty in your life.

Wishing you a wonderful, bou...

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In our last coaching session, we began our journey into the other AI – Appreciative Inquiry.

If you recall, Appreciative Inquiry is the method of solving problems with a strengths-based approach, which employs a 4D Cycle – Discover, Dream, Design, and Destiny. 

And if you also recall, I took the liberty of changing the last phase from Destiny to Dare, because it is a more active approach to solving problems a...

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August 22, 2023 11 mins

We’ve all heard of AI (Artificial Intelligence). But there is a different kind of AI that can have profound effects individually and professionally in our lives and in our workplaces. 

I’m talking about Appreciative Inquiry. 

“What is this”, you might be asking.

Well, let me explain a bit of the background and then we’ll explore how to use AI as a shortcut into a more appreciative work and life existen...

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Have you ever wondered what a life coach, an executive coach, or a leadership coach does? 

Do they consult, mentor, train, guide, counsel, cheer? What is it that coaches actually do?

Well, different coaches do different things and some of those I’ve just listed. You may have also heard that coaches don’t have any of the answers, but they do have all the right questions.

Yeah, it’s kinda hard to imagine...

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In the last episode, we talked about the history of automation, computing, and artificial intelligence. We’ve come a long way from Hephaestus and Pygmalion. And we’ve seen computers get the upper hand when it comes to games like chess and Jeopardy.

But what comes next, and how do we cope with change in the age of disruption?

The great news is you can be a part of this disruption. In fact, you should make it a...

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May 24, 2023 9 mins

The robots are coming! The robots are coming!

People have been saying this for decades. And while the robots have slowly been taking over our workplace, our kitchens, and even our parenting duties to some degree, nothing will be more transformative over the next five to ten years as AI and ChatGPT.

You’ve probably heard or read a fair amount about AI and ChatGPT over the past couple of years and certainly in ...

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You can only steer a moving vehicle. 

Wait, what? Yeah, that’s right. You can only steer a vehicle that is actually moving. 

That’s just science. 

Basically, according to Newton’s Laws of Motion, an object at rest remains at rest, and an object in motion remains in motion at constant speed and in a straight line unless acted on by an unbalanced force.

Guess what you are in that equation. Yeah, y...

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Have you ever felt like you weren’t qualified to do your job? Like you're not really sure you’re cut out to do the work and someone else who’s smarter could be doing a lot better right now? Or if you’re honest with yourself, you’re pretty sure you just got lucky in the interview? And you know, you just know that someday soon, your boss will realize they’ve made a big mistake because you are way in over your head and have n...

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February 14, 2023 13 mins

Put on your lucky shirt, cuz we’re going to Vagus!

No, not Las Vegas. Today, we’re visiting the vagus nerve.

“The what?” you’re probably saying.

The vagus nerve. It might just be the most important part of your body that you’ve never heard of. Well, I’m sure some of you have, but most of you are maybe wondering, “What the heck it that and why have I never heard of it?”

Well, don’t worry, because all will be made perfectly clea...

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January 22, 2023 11 mins

Pack up all your troubles because today is moving day!

It’s time to move from your current state of being to the one you’ve been hoping for, and maybe even dreaming about. Maybe you’re wallowing around in the wasted space of lethargy. Maybe you’re enduring the massive burden of overwhelm trying to balance the demands at work and at home. Or maybe you’re stuck in the gripping fear of moving into the challenging and u...

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Some things just come naturally. And they can be done with a single action. Throwing a ball, kicking a ball, cooking an egg, reading a book, delivering a speech, delegating a task, or giving feedback.

Ok, maybe all of those don’t come naturally. But they can all be done with a single action. 

Other skills take time to develop and hone, like throwing a strike, scoring a goal, making an omelet, writing a book, or motivating so...

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Goals, goals, goals. (Cue the Motley Crue nightclub anthem.)

As humans, we tend to seek adventure and improvement. And in that, we continuously strive for the next level of achievement to attain our next goal.

We set goals, our bosses set goals, the worlds of measurement and quality demand that we set goals. Heck, if we’re not setting and achieving goals, people consider us slackers and unsuccessful. 


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This week I sat down with my good friend, Reiner Lomb. Reiner is the founder of BoomerangCoach, an executive coaching firm specializing in leadership and career development, innovation, and transformational change. He is the author of two books, The Boomerang Approach: Return to Purpose, Ignite Your Passion and Aspire: Seven Essential Emotions for Leading Positive Change, No Matter Where You Are

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Today, we take a break from our usual format because I had the opportunity to talk with one of the top thinkers and leaders in Emotional Intelligence, Neuroscience, and Change Leadership. His name is Joshua Freedman. 

Josh is the author of six books including the bestselling At the Heart of Leadership and he is the CEO and co-founder of Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence Network.

In his work at Six Seconds, J...

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November 23, 2022 12 mins

Last time we unlocked the secrets of gratitude. And though many interesting ideas and research came up, I think I might have left you on a little bit of a cliffhanger. 

Typically, I present some actions or behaviors on how you can execute the ideas presented, and I didn’t do that, so I feel like I own you one. 

Today we explore some of the ways to “do” gratitude.

But before we get into it, if you haven...

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November 19, 2022 8 mins

It’s November and here in the US, that means Thanksgiving. A time when we give thanks for all that we have and all who we know and love. It’s a time of gathering of family, sharing of food, and recollecting upon all we have to be grateful for.

Full transcript can be found here:https://jimmyglenos.com/2022/11/19/beyond-gratitude/

Learn more about Leadership and Mental Fitness Coaching: jimmyglenos.com


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November 7, 2022 8 mins

You've probably heard of the 5 Whys Method. It's the exercise that has you ask 5 “Why” questions to help you get to the root cause of a problem. 

We typically use this method of questioning for troubleshooting issues, quality improvement, or process analysis. 

It goes something like this: 

We are behind schedule with updating the training program again this week. Why?

Because we don’t have time ...

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October 14, 2022 117 mins

By now, you’ve probably heard the term “quiet quitting.” It also goes by the possibly more accurate and certainly more comical term “acting your wage.” Though these terms are new, the idea is not. We’ve gone through decades and decades of people doing their jobs. Nothing more, nothing less…just doing the job they were hired and get paid to do.

And we, as leaders, should be grateful for that, not disappointed in thei...

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We’ve all had them. Dark, dank, depressing cloudy days. And they always seem to come at the worst possible time. You wake up late, you have to skip breakfast, you run into heavy traffic, aaand you’re late for your important meeting. Ugh. Why does it all happen at once?

Let’s face it, no matter how wonderful life is, we all have days that aren’t sunshine and unicorns. 

In our last episode we looked at the firs...

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We’ve all had them. Dark, dank, depressing cloudy days. And they always seem to come at the worst possible time. You wake up late, you have to skip breakfast, you run into heavy traffic, aaand you’re late for your important meeting. Ugh. Why does it all happen at once?

Let’s face it, no matter how wonderful life is, we all have days that aren’t sunshine and unicorns.

And that’s fine, because if all of our day...

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