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Welcome to the Best Version Podcast, designed to help high-performance executives and business owners develop better habits in life, wealth and health.



Our first episode is hosted by Sam Instone, Co-CEO of AES and features Mick Todd, Founder of 2b Limitless and strengths-based performance coach.

2b Limitless is a multi-award-winning professional coaching and training organisation focussed on strengths, engagement, performance and transformation. Headed by Mick Todd, ‘Acquisition International’ UAE Executive Coach of the year 2016 and ‘International Advisory Experts’ UAE Executive Coach of the year 2017, they are focussed on c-suite executives, senior leaders, entrepreneurial leaders and high-performance teams. Based in Dubai, they also have offices in Phuket and Brisbane.

In this episode, Sam and Mick share their thoughts and expertise on what progress means for high-performance executives, and how to implement the right rituals and habits to pave the path to success. 

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[0:56] Who is Mick Todd and what does he do for high-performance executives?

[1:52] What does it mean to be the best version of yourself?

[3:45] Does the "1% better every day" model exist?

[5:00] How do you define progress?

[10:15] What is the importance of having rituals?

[12:25] Understanding the Mick Todd Model

[13:10] What is the accountability document?

[15:20] Sam's #1 ritual - sharpening the saw

[17:05] What is the difference between rituals and habits? And how to have a great day

[19:38] How to make good decisions

[22:20] Taking risks vs. being reckless

[23:15] What leads to good decision making?

[24:58] Why you should practice self-reflection as high-performance executives

[27:00] How to achieve the best version of self?

[29:00] Mick's personal mission

[30:36] The Stockdale Paradox and optimism

[32:55] The best-version community

[36:10] How do you define success?



The Mick Todd Model

Sam's accountability document

Principles by Ray Dalio

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw by Stephen Covey

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

The Stockdale Paradox

Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey


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