A Proven Process For Overcoming Your Limitations w/ Joseph McClendon III
Best-Self Management · 47 minutes ·

A Proven Process For Overcoming Your Limitations w/ Joseph McClendon III

There are so many voices that are not represented throughout society. Be it in business or entertainment, many black people find it hard to be heard. This only deepens the psychological wounds of racism. As business leaders, we have a role in addressing this.

Our guest today is on a mission to rectify this through spreading the message of personal empowerment.


About Joseph McClendon III

Joseph McClendon III is one of the most sought-after Ultimate Performance Specialists in the industry. His unique brand of “tell, show, do” teaching and coaching creates rapid personal change that effectively moves people to take more consistent action to go further faster with their personal and business achievements.

Joseph is a best-selling author and has delivered hundreds of workshops, coaching sessions, keynote addresses, seminars and training programs, and one-on-one therapeutic interventions. He has presented to well over 3 million people around the globe.


Sharing the Message of Personal Empowerment

Often, just hearing the message that you have the power within you to be empowered is enough to get started. Joseph speaks to the need to address this inner power we all have. Often, the key to unlocking it is as simple as hearing someone else recognize it.

As business leaders, we also have the potential to foster personal growth. Joseph has some advice for us. In order for employees to realize that they can change and get the support they need for it, employers need to take action.

Your people need the opportunity to feel good about themselves. Asking them deep questions about their goals does this. Supporting this with reassurance and processes will lead to happier and more productive people.


In This Episode

  • Recognizing your potential amidst adversity [1:25]
  • The psychological toll that racial marginalization causes [4:55]
  • Thoughts about the current trajectory in racial progress [13:00]
  • Discovering your capabilities of growth and learning [15:35]
  • How company leaders can create environments to support personal change [17:49]
  • The power of words to influence people [26:26]
  • Overcoming distrust in a business environment [30:00]
  • 3 steps to move from a state of survival to one of thriving [37:50]



“Recognize that you got dealt this hand and it is the greatest hand you’re ever going to get, so love it.” [1:32]

“The whole point is the happy employee. A happy employee or employer is going to be more apt to do better because they feel better.” [24:07]

“Any pain is a signal for you to snap the hell out of it. Stand up, shake yourself off.” [41:33]


Key Takeaways

1. There are constant lessons, both subtle and overt, that black Americans are taught about their worth. By being underrepresented, self-esteem in minority communities suffers. However, sometimes just being reminded of the worthiness that all people have is enough to begin making meaningful personal changes.

2. Building and maintaining trust in the workplace requires constant effort. It can be as simple as letting your people know that you are there to support them. Ask them questions about their goals and desires and work to support those on a regular basis.


Links & Resources

Find Joseph McClendon III online

Follow Joseph on Facebook | Instagram


Unlimited Power: A Black Choice by Tony Robbins & Joseph McClendon III

Awesome Sauce by Joseph McClendon III

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill


Find 15Five online

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Podcast production & marketing support by the team at Counterweight Creative

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