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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Aug 6, 2020


How do you define your creativity? Can you take a risk even when you are scared and everyone else is telling you not to? Well, these are questions you need to ask yourself as you get out of your comfort zone.


Robert A. Belle is a transformational speaker, mentor, author, and qualified accountant. He calls himself the champion of creativity, the ambassador of wellness, and the pursuer of excellence. He fought against people’s opinions about how he should lead his life and took that risk of quitting his accountancy job to follow his dream.


He challenged himself to get out of his comfort zone and do what scared him the most and ended up discovering himself in the process. He has written his book ‘Blow the Lid Off’ which will help you change your feelings towards your creativity.


Key Takeaways:

  • How to challenge yourself and do things that scare you.
  • The benefits of taking on the risk of self-discovery even when faced with major opposition.
  • The power of following your own direction even when things go wrong.
  • Learning to define creativity in your own language.

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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:41] Intro
  • [4:11] How he’s remaining optimistic during these times by practicing mindfulness and helping other people.
  • [7:49] How he challenged himself with public speaking and self-development.
  • [10:30] Taking the risk of quitting his job to take on entrepreneurship.
  • [12:44] Why he did not look back when he took on his self-discovery journey.
  • [14:33] How he approached his journey and developed his innate strengths.
  • [17:48] How to center yourself and master the skill of being calm amid chaos.
  • [19:21] Using this pandemic time to reinvest yourself and serve people.
  • [22:48] How he helps people lead their lives by breaking the norm.
  • [25:56] Defining creativity in your own terms by removing all the labels you put on yourself.
  • [31:45] How to take a leap and get out of your comfort zone.
  • [33:11] Questions you need to ask yourself when you’re feeling scared to take a risk.
  • [36:01] Why it is more women than men that have the challenge of being perfect in leadership.

Standout Quotes:

  • “When things go wrong, don’t go wrong with them, if you go wrong when things go wrong then everything is going wrong.”- Robert Belle [19:01]


  • “If you’re constantly in anxiety mode, you’re never going to find solutions.” - Robert Belle [21:02]


  • “The reason we become scared when we’re just about to leave our comfort zone is that we don’t have any experiences to prove we can handle the situation ahead of us.” - Robert Belle [31:59]


  • “At one point you must make the leap, but just keep making those minor adjustments that will give you a major improvement.” - Robert Belle [35:23]


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About Cathleen: 


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!

Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  

At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  

With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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About Robert A. Belle


Robert A. Belle is a transformational speaker, mentor and ACCA Qualified Accountant. He is dedicated to helping people who feel stuck in their life journey to break away from the “norm” and find new paths that reveal their true value. Robert is a winner of the 2019 Advocate of the Year Award (Affiliate) by the ACCA for his work assisting other accountants embrace their creativity and reach new growth potentials both personally and professionally. He lives in Nairobi, Kenya with his wife and two children where he enjoys hiking, scuba diving and snorkelling.