How to Take Control of Your Actions and Choices

with John G. Miller

About the Episode

This week’s episode of the Growth Guide Podcast features John G. Miller. John is an author and a keynote speaker. Over ten years, while engaged in the sale and organization of training programs for CEOs and managers, he came to realize the significant demand for personal accountability. In 1995, he decided to transition into a keynote speaker role, naming his presentations “Personal Accountability and the QBQ!” He joined us today to talk about his book: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal Accountability at Work and in Life.

QBQ, or Question Before Question, is about asking questions that raise you to a level of personal accountability and get you out of the blame trap. Personal accountability is making a choice or taking action on your own over a situation and taking ownership of the consequences that follow. 

John discusses how victim thinking can hold us back from achieving our goals and offers practical strategies to break free from this mindset. We explore the importance of taking personal responsibility, making better choices, and asking helpful questions. 

Join us as we uncover the secrets to eliminating blame, embracing accountability, and fostering a positive and growth-oriented mindset. Stay tuned for an inspiring conversation that will empower you to take charge of your life and create a path towards personal fulfillment.

Topics Discussed

Personal accountability [05.00]
Starting the conversation, John provides us with a fascinating story about how personal accountability can help an organization.
They vs. I [11.38]
The importance of thinking about what I can do rather than waiting on what they can do.
Victimhood [17.44]
We dive into the idea of victimhood in the workplace and what we can do to reduce it.
Believe or leave [22.12]
When you are working in an organization, you have to believe what you are doing. If you fail to believe, it’s better to leave.
Spirit [26.11]
Spirit should be there if you need to get something done. It’s necessary to make a change.

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