Quit Compromising Your Values! How to Build a Life & Career YOU Actually Love

If you’re a leader – whether you’re running a business, managing a team, or simply leading your own life – I’ve got a question for you: Have you ever felt torn between what you know is right and what others expect of you? Have you been called “stubborn” or “difficult” because you refuse to budge […]

From 9/11 to Boardroom Battles: Lessons in Leadership and Resilience

Welcome to the Self Aware Leader Podcast with Jason Rigby. In this episode, we have the pleasure of hosting Scott Freidheim, author of “Code of Conduct,” a memoir and guide to crafting your own principles in an increasingly complex world. Scott takes us on a journey through the extraordinary highs and challenging lows of his […]

Are You a Victim Leader? This Quick Test Will Reveal the Truth

We’ve all been there. Those moments as leaders when a project stalls, a key team member leaves, or that big initiative feels like it’s crashing and burning. It’s so easy to slip into a spiral: frustration, blame (at others or ourselves), and a sinking feeling of helplessness. That’s the victim mentality, and as comfortable as […]

Dear Exhausted Leader: It’s Time to Put YOUR Oxygen Mask On First

Dear Self Aware Leaders Just this week, I stepped onto a plane headed for a much-needed work trip. As the familiar safety briefing began, the flight attendant’s voice caught my attention. “Remember,” she said, “in case of an emergency, please secure your own oxygen mask before assisting others.” Her next words hit me with newfound […]

Who Are You Underneath the Pressure? A Leader’s Guide to Stop Striving & Start Being

This morning, I woke up like I often do – caught in a whirlwind of thoughts and anxieties. We all face this, especially as leaders. The pressure to have answers, to define ourselves by accomplishments… it’s easy to lose our footing. But in these moments, I’m learning something profound (inspired by the spiritual teacher Luuk Moelker’s From […]

My Leadership Breakdown: 5 Core Principles I’m Working On

Hello fellow leaders, this is Jason. In today’s episode of The Self-Aware Leader, I’m taking a moment to share a more personal perspective on leadership. These aren’t just abstract concepts; they’re five core areas I am actively exploring in my own life. As we delve into these principles, I hope my journey resonates with you, offering […]

“I’ll Do It Tomorrow” Monster SLAYED! A Leader’s Guide to Motivation

Feeling stuck in a procrastination rut? It’s a place I know well. You want to move forward with your goals, but that pesky voice of “I’ll do it tomorrow” keeps you frozen, unable to actually start. Let’s be honest – we all experience dips in motivation. Even the most enthusiastic leaders and dedicated employees have […]

Your Money Blocks Are Sabotaging Your Success

“Ever feel like there’s some invisible block sabotaging your money goals? Today, we’re going deep. We’re not talking surface-level ‘think rich’ stuff, but the real, messy emotions most leaders hide when it comes to abundance.  My Breaking Point: I hit a wall with the whole ‘manifest your millions’ mindset. Turns out, I had some major […]

Stop Lying To Yourself About Commitment

What Does It Mean to Be Truly Committed? On the most recent episode of The Self Aware Leader podcast, I dove deep into the concept of commitment. We often throw that word around – I’m committed to fitness, committed to this project, committed to my personal growth. But what does true, maximum commitment really look like […]

Feeling Lost as a Leader? Finding Strength When Life Gets Chaotic.

Finding Leadership Strength in the Face of My Own Storms The weight of the world feels heavy on my shoulders lately. Deadlines pile up, personal challenges mount, and it seems like another chaotic day follows each chaotic night. In moments like these, I crave inspiration—a reminder of how to navigate the chaos and lead myself […]