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Podcaster Stories - Danny Brown EPISODE 3, 22nd October 2020
Talking with Michael Levitt of the Breakfast Leadership Network
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Talking with Michael Levitt of the Breakfast Leadership Network

In episode of season 2 of Podcaster Stories, I sit down with Michael Levitt of the Breakfast Leadership Network Show.

The Breakfast Leadership Network Show interviews global thought leaders, entrepreneurs, and marketing experts to show the audience the right steps (no shortcuts!) to grow your business and your life.

Topics up for discussion this week include:

  • why he moved from only working with C-suite executives to companies looking to improve the mental well-being of their employees
  • how the pandemic is creating a tsunami of mental health issues and burnout at work
  • a report by Monster.com that showed 7/10 employees are suffering from burnout
  • why burnout and stress was ignored by business for so long
  • how insurance claims for mental health issues in the workplace are skyrocketing
  • why corporate initiatives around talking about mental health are key to a better work environment
  • why we, as humans, need better boundaries when it comes to how we live
  • how a nutritionist can help relieve stress and burnout
  • how stress is a key element in the cause of more than 20 chronic diseases
  • how Michael's cardiac event in 2009 saw him realize the importance of nutrition and lifestyle
  • how government can increase healthier lifestyles by proper food pricing when it comes to good food versus junk food
  • how multitasking adds to our stress levels
  • how the over-subscription of antibiotics has hindered our ability to have a clean digestive system
  • how Michael's Breakfast Leadership Show has evolved to include guests, and how that's seen his show evolve exponentially
  • how the conversations on the podcast have helped him grow professionally
  • how podcasting is the equivalent of all your favourite radio shows in one playlist
  • how using themes for his weekdays helps Michael keep his stress under control
  • how a period of 369 days between 2009 and 2010 flipped his life completely, due to burnout
  • why he had to completely reinvent himself after that period
  • how the signs of burnout are visible, if we know how to recognize them
  • why we need to look at what others are doing, and give them the benefit of the doubt as opposed to getting stressed about their intentions
  • Michael's goals for the future of his show and his idea of spin-offs in 2021
  • why he takes time off at the end of the year to relax, recharge, and revisit his goals
  • how podcasting has made it easy to connect with people you might struggle to have connected with pre-social media and internet days
  • why Michael respects Alan Muhally as a leader, and why Winston Churchill is his favourite leader of all time
  • how it's lonely as a leader

Settle back for an insightful episode about not only leadership, but why - without looking after ourselves - there won't be any leaders to start with.

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