Live Your Life by Design, Not Default w/ Ron Carson

by | Feb 7, 2023 | Podcast

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Guest: Ron Carson knows how to live his life by design, but he wasn’t always this way. Ron is the Founder and CEO of Carson Group, which serves financial advisors and investors through its businesses, including Carson Wealth, Carson Coaching, and Carson Partners. Founded in 1983, Carson Wealth has grown to become one of the largest wealth management firms in the country, offering portfolio management and wealth planning services to high-net-worth clients. Established in 1993, Carson Coaching has grown to become one of the leading advisor coaching programs in the country, empowering advisors to overcome key business challenges through personalized coaching, proven strategies, marketing services and a passionate community of thousands of advisors. Carson Partners empowers advisors to improve client service, efficiently run their practice, grow their business and build a legacy through a turnkey integrated partnership. All three organizations are headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska but serve a broad base of advisors and investors across the U.S. and Canada.

Expanding his impact beyond the chair of CEO, Ron is actively involved in charitable giving. His mission is to “do the greatest amount of good for the greatest number of people.” He and his wife, Jeanie, co-founded the Dreamweaver Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to fulfilling end-of-life dreams for seniors with terminal illness. He also founded the American Charitable Foundation – a foundation for the more efficient disposition of charitable assets. He has led the charge at Carson Group for providing more than 600,000 meals to children in Kenya through work with No Hungry Children.

Episode in a Tweet: Most of society, unfortunately, is on an unconscious journey to arrive at death safely, meaning that we get in a rut. Don’t do this. Live your life by design.

Background: I met Ron at a CEO Coaching International CEO Summit last year, and he inspired me with his story of changing his mindset to break free of limiting beliefs and living life from a place of fear. He is a remarkable human committed to helping others and making an impact.

During this episode, Ron and I talk about how his life changed when he changed his thinking, quit drinking and expanded his mind through the use of medicinal psychedelic therapy. He shares how his life changed when he quit drinking and started trusting others to help him grow his business. We talk about how labels can define us negatively and why you should blueprint your life so that you can live your life by design, not default. We talk about how we have more capacity to give and be compassionate when we work on improving and understanding ourselves.

My favorite part of the interviews is when he talks about why people live life trying to die safely. Powerful stuff. This episode is not your average leadership talk; it’s spiritual, engaging and life-changing. Enjoy and let me know what you think!

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Links from the show

The Second Mountain by David Brooks

How to Change your Mind by Michale Pollan

What Alcohol Does to Your Body, Brain and Health Podcast with Andrew Huberman PhD

Blueprint Guide

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