I Love it Here

Purpose, Clarity, and Legacy: The Keys to Success in Business and Life with Dominic Monkhouse

June 27, 2023 Caleb Foster, Paul Westlake, Jonathan Cooper, Dominic Monkhouse Season 1 Episode 17
I Love it Here
Purpose, Clarity, and Legacy: The Keys to Success in Business and Life with Dominic Monkhouse
Show Notes

In this episode of "I Love It Here," we dive into a variety of topics related to making life and work a better experience for everyone. We start by sharing what we are grateful for, with Jonathan talking about his new electric bike, Paul mentioning his daughter's hard work and upcoming holidays and Caleb discussing a great conversation he recently had with Dominic Monkhouse.

Dominic talks about the importance of helping businesses and organizations get clarity on their vision for the future. He emphasizes the need for businesses to have a systematic process to improve continually and become the best in their industry. Jonathan and Paul discuss the importance of playing to win and constantly driving towards success, rather than just protecting what you already have. They also touch on the idea of culture and how it can be difficult to define, but ultimately comes down to people caring and taking pride in their work.

Dominic shares a story about hiring a software developer who asked if anyone would shout at him during the interview. This led to a discussion about the importance of having high expectations and a clear mission in the workplace. We also discuss the qualities of a good leader and the impact of clear expectations and regular praise.

We end the episode by discussing our current interests and recommendations for TV shows, games, and other forms of entertainment. We also touch on the importance of taking breaks and finding ways to stimulate the mind and body.

Mentions
Electric Bikes:
- Brompton electric bike (00:01:11)
- Stryk electric bike retrofit kit (00:04:13)

Workshops/Podcasts:
- Strategic Coach workshop (00:08:38)
- The Melting Pot podcast (00:08:38)

Business Culture:
- "Drive for Excellence" culture (00:09:50)

Tools/Websites/Links:
- Friday Pulse (tool) - mentioned at 00:37:12
- Excelsior MAT (client) - mentioned at 00:36:13
- Gallup (00:49:14)
- Monkhouse and Company (00:55:43)

Books:
- "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink (00:52:02)
- "Net Positive" by Paul Polman and Andrew Winston (00:53:20)
- "The 12 Week Year" by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington (00:53:40)
- "10x is Easier Than 2x" by Dan Sullivan (00:54:42)
- "Extreme Ownership" by Jocko Willink (00:52:02)
- "Net Positive" by Paul Polman and Andrew Winston (00:53:20)
- "The 12 Week Year" by Brian Moran and Michael Lennington (00:53:40)
- "10x is Easier Than 2x" by Dan Sullivan (00:54:42)

Videos:
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (video game) - mentioned at 01:08:29
- Netflix's The Diplomat (TV series) - mentioned at 01:11:17
- Brompton-related YouTube videos (minor modifications and improvements) - mentioned at 01:11:44
- Apple TV's Crowded Room (TV series) - mentioned at 01:12:40
- Adobe Photoshop's Firefly (AI tool) - mentioned at 01:13:34
- Midjourney's Zoom Out (AI tool) - mentioned at 01:14:32

Connect with our hosts
If you'd like to connect with us or influence the conversations we have, reach out and connect with us:
Slack Community: https://iloveithere.slack.com
Paul Westlake: https://www.linkedin.com/in/westyphotography
Caleb Foster: https://www.linkedin.com/in/calebafoster
Jonathan Cooper: https://www.linkedin.com/in/unlearningcoach