Season 6 Episode 37: Opportunityisnowhere

Season 6 Episode 37: Opportunityisnowhere, which do you think it is?
Season 6 Episode 37: Opportunityisnowhere

Mental agility begins in the mind and how we see what is possible or impossible. How we adapt and help others see possibilities rather than roadblocks will determine the paths we take in our life and work.

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Jason introduces Season 6 episode 37 of the podcast, Opportunityisnowhere. Welcome back to the podcast on corporate culture and leadership and thank you for listening. We engage thought leaders like CEOs, CFOs, managers, VPs, directors, and more for this podcast. We wish to create content that engages your mind and heart and allows you to step back and think and add some positivity to your life. We deep dive into today’s topic.

We can’t control everything but what we can control is our response. Still a lot of work to do but wanted to remind the audience what is within our control is the temperature we create in the organizations and teams we work with. If you have a suggestion, please send it to

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6:30 – Jason talks about a story that he saw on a poster one time that said, “Opportunityisnowhere” as one long word crammed together. Some would see the phrase “Opportunity Is No Where” and some people could see “Opportunity Is Now Here”. Each person may see it differently. Sometimes the brain needs to be trained to see the world differently too. In today’s podcast, Jason shares insight and lessons on how to change your mindset.

9:40 – Agility begins in the mind but flows into adaptability. This is the practice of adjusting ourselves, our steps, and our course of action. It all begins in the mind with the oxygen we breathe and how we see the things in front of us. Do we see “Opportunity Is No Where” or do we see “Opportunity Is Now Here”? Jason tells a story of sleight-of-hand techniques to manipulate attention.

12:20 – Our brains our like computers to cling to existing structures in our minds. We can become stuck on thinking about what is aligned with what we think we should see. So leaders that can adapt take practice. The recent pandemic highlighted this for leaders who could and could not see what is possible and adapt their plans as things were changing.

12:20 – Jim Collins wrote Built To Last studied why some companies lasted and some did not. It was about adaptation and how they practice seeing things and practicing that thinking is key to their success. Our performance expands with leaders that realize they need to help people breathe in a world that is challenging and uncertain.

Questions to Ponder

  1. In what ways could you shift your mindset to see more possibilities?

  2. What examples in your life and work need a little mental agility right now?

  3. What practices would help you breathe differently to see this kind of thinking?

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Remember, the best leaders, teams, & cultures stimulate progress by recalibrating their thermostat together.

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Conversations and micro-thoughts to engage your mind and heart.

A thermostat is proactive. It sets the temperature in a room. Controls the temperature. Regulates the temperature. But in today’s distracted, fast-paced and digital world, it’s easy for individuals and organizations to act more like thermometers, slipping into reactionary thinking, becoming scattered and inconsistent. The most compelling leaders, teams, organizations, families, or collection of humans of any kind operate in thermostat mode. They calibrate their mind and heart to set the temperature for the vision and culture they want to create. Jason Barger, globally celebrated author, keynote speaker, and founder of Step Back Leadership Consulting, is the host of The Thermostat, a podcast journey to discover authentic leadership, create compelling cultures and find clarity of mission, vision, and values.