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10. A Clean Shave

How often do you shave your legs? Make them silky smooth? Take your time to carefully maneuver around the knees with delicacy not to get any nicks? I’m sorry. I should clarify. I’m speaking to the men in the audience? How often do you shave your legs? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we develop resilient leaders and navigate the difficult currents in business. My name is Trent Theroux. Okay. That was a bizarre enough question. Sorry. Here’s my line of thinking. There are three reasons I can comprehend why a man would shave his legs. He […]

09. Wishing You Bad Luck

   In your mind, have you ever hoped that someone would have bad luck and fail? Have you ever said it to someone out loud? Looked them right in the eye and wished them to suffer a hardship. Would you say it to a 13-year old? I can tell you about one man that did exactly that. He looked a 13-year old in the eye and wished him bad luck. It was Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we develop the resilient leader’s mindset by navigating difficult currents in business. […]

08. Dizzying Choices

Have you ever ordered a Vente Pumpkin Latte with eight shots of espresso, seven pumps of pumpkin syrup, a pump of maple pecan sauce, almond drink warm, light caramel drizzle, light cinnamon dollop topping….wait there’s still more… light foam, salt topping, autumn sugar topping, extra vanilla powder, extra pumpkin topping and light whip? Have you ever ordered this? What type of selfish bastard does this to a poor barista? (Music) Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we develop resilient leaders and navigate the difficult currents in business. My name is Trent Theroux. This was an actual Starbucks […]

07. Mastering Your Brand

Have you ever been branded? Felt the hot iron pressed into your flesh. Was the logo more triple bar ranch or Nike swoosh? Maybe a harder question. Have you ever branded yourself? (Music) Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where develop the resilient leader’s mindset by navigating difficult currents in business. My name is Trent Theroux. The Masters golf tournament just completed in fine form with Tiger Woods winning his 5th green jacket. More impressive to me than Tiger’s momentous win is how August National has positioned itself to be the finely manicured backyard of heaven itself. The […]

06. Execute Them All

Have you ever witnessed an execution? Watched someone walk down the green mile? Was it gruesome and sickening? Were you in the audience? Were you the one pulling the levers? Or were you strapped into Old Sparky? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. I’m looking at the top row of my bookshelf which is holding ten business management books. Of the ten, six have the word execute or execution in the title. There are over 2,000 pages about execution on my bookshelf. Why […]

05. Walk the Runway

Have you ever walked a runway? Strutted down the catwalk, paused at the end, glared into the audience, pivoted and sashayed back? Was your fantasy walk more like Victoria’s Secret or Zoolander? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. Quick show of hands: how many of you have paraded around in your underwear while being under the careful examination of harsh critics? My magic mirror shows me that a few of you freaks out there have both hands up. The National Football League’s combine recently completed. This is an […]

04. Where is the Blame

Have you ever used another person’s voice to tell a story? Invoked someone else’s speaking pattern and accent for effect? Why? Is it because you are a gifted impressionaro or is there another reason? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. Quick show of hands how many times have you used someone else’s voice in a story where they did something wrong to you? My magic mirror shows that a lot of you have your hands raised. Why do we do that? Why do we relive an event […]

03. Time Well Spent

  When was the last time you were locked in a cell? Held there against your will. How did you spend your time? Was it productive or filled with anxiety? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. Quick show of hands. How many of you have been in a meeting that you didn’t want to? Looking through my magic mirror I can see a lot of you with hands up. There are endless studies, blog posts and rants about the proper way to run a meeting. Which means to me that […]

02. We Will Miss You

Have you ever fired a customer? We spend countless hours and thousands of dollars to increase our business every day. But the question remains. Have you ever fired a customer? Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. My name is Trent Theroux. A pioneer of flight and icon of business, Herb Kelleher founder of Southwest Airlines passed away this week. There are many Herb stories, some raunchier than other. I would like to share with you my favorite Herb story. One woman who frequently flew on Southwest became known as Pen Pal because […]

01 Clean Curtains

Hey folks, let me ask you a question – are your curtains clean?  Now, before you scamper off to the living room to inspect, the answer might be a little different than you think. Welcome to Swimming in the Flood; a podcast where we navigate the difficult currents in business and life. Let’s take that question again. Are your curtains clean? Carl Sandburg wrote a poem titled Clean Curtains. It starts: NEW neighbors came to the corner house at Congress and Green streets. The look of their clean white curtains was the same as the rim of a nun’s bonnet. […]