#25: Legendary Leadership with Tommy Breedlove
Tommy Breedlove is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today bestselling author of the book, Legendary, and Atlanta-based business, relationship, and mindset coach who is a regular featured keynote speaker at global events.
Tommy started his 20-year corporate career at one of the largest financial consulting firms in the world, and eventually became a shareholder, the International Practice Leader, and a member of the board of directors for one of the largest public accounting and financial firms in the southeast U.S.
At the top of his career, Tommy experienced a transformational moment inspiring him to walk away from the corporate world to change his life and follow his true calling.
Tommy now serves clients and audiences everywhere by empowering them to build and live Legendary Lives. He guides people to discover a life of significance while building a lasting legacy. The simple tools he shares shows them how to work in their zone of brilliance, obtain financial freedom, and live with meaning and balance. Tommy’s goal is to help everybody to become the person they've always wanted to be.
Top 3 Takeaways
- Lead thyself—Put yourself under the microscope, and figure out what you’re all about; resolve to convert self-awareness into intentional action.
- Put in the reps—Be prepared to put in the hard work. Success won’t come easily, but it will show up if YOU show up.
- Be Legendary—Don’t fixate on money, power, and prestige; make yours a life of giving, gratitude, and service.
From the Source
“I decided to lead myself and participate in my own rescue.“
“My network started reaching out to me saying, ‘Hey man, you've transformed a whole lot, brother. How did you do it? I want some of that in my life.’”
“That's how I did it, and I still do it to this day. I work on myself. I lead myself, which is the most selfless thing we can do.”
“When we feel closed or we get scared or insecure or things aren't going away or we make a mistake, or whatever, we start isolating and we start numbing ourselves. That could be in a hundred different ways. It could be isolating, could be TV, it could be food, it could be booze. There's a thousand ways that we can numb ourselves.”
“We all have mistakes, things that were done to us, things we've done. We regret things we don't want people to know. And we all have these feelings of insecurity, worry, fear. We're not alone in that.“
“When we know we're not alone, we can lean into that and use it—not as an anchor that holds us down—but use it as a floor to stand on with gratitude and use it to compel us forward.”
“What we've all got to realize is we're on this journey of life and we make it super, super hard with social media and that comparison bug, that envy bug. Nobody posts their crap. They're either posting their political opinions or they're posting their best selves, and that promotes envy, that promotes jealousy, that promotes judgment.”
“If we do the work—the internal work leading ourselves—we can rewrite that story and the ending can be a whole lot better.”
“if you're not getting promoted or you're not being as successful as you want, here's the truth: Go find the nearest mirror and look at it. That is both the problem and the solution.“
“You have to lead yourself first. You have to be respected by others. You've got to respect yourself to be loved by others. You've got to love yourself. So you've got to lean in and lead yourself first.”
“We can be horrible legends or great legends, and it has nothing to do with money, power, and success. It has to do with empathy. It has to do with net giving. It has to do with serving.”
Connect with Tommy
Legendary (book): https://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Tommy-Breedlove/dp/1642795534