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LYL #053 – Be Like Ben – The Live Your List Show Virtuous Challenge

What is the absolute best virtue a leader can posses, and what does Benjamin Franklin have to say about it? On this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan share their top leadership virtues, interview Alex Barker of the Leadership Dojo Podcast, and tell you how to rank, prioritize, and improve your virtues. 

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Alex Barker of The Leadership Dojo Podcast


Alex Barker

The Leadership Dojo is where Alex Barker and you learn success principles from leaders and how to apply them to your life. Alex Barker, who is a teacher, blogger and leader, interviews leaders from all walks of life, from inspirational business CEOs to famous olympic athletes to NY best selling authors.

His goal is for you to lead an extraordinary life and change the world around you. Discover how you can lead a life of excellence at any age. Leave a legacy in your career, family, and community. Grow your passion, strengths, and values with Alex in the Leadership Dojo.

You can find Alex on Twitter here or on iTunes here

Leader vs. Leader Challenge

Nelson Mandela vs. Abraham Lincoln. Jesus vs. Martin Luther King, Jr. Jerrod Murr vs. Ryan Eller. Leader vs. Leader is coming soon…Live Your List Nation is going to help the world determine the greatest leader of all time. There will be brackets, there will be arguments, there will be prizes. Stay tuned for more details! 

The Live Your List Virtuous Challenge

Download the chart here to start the challenge. The goals are threefold:

1. Write down 11 virtues you think are the most important leadership virtues. 

2. Spend 21 days trying to become virtuous by living up to the standard of your virtues. If you fail to live up to your standard of virtue, then place an X on the column for that day. The goal is to have a clean sheet of paper with no marks. 

3. Take a picture of you with your chart and put it on Twitter with #LiveYourList to get a chance to win Ben Franklin’s Autobiography.

Nick Collison Pick of The Day

1. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Ben Franklin – One of the most popular works of American literature, this charming self-portrait has been translated into nearly every language. It covers Franklin’s life up to his prewar stay in London as representative of the Pennsylvania Assembly, including his boyhood years, work as a printer, experiments with electricity, political career, much more. 

This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” – Ben Franklin (Tweet That)

“Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” – Ben Franklin (Tweet That)

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