Better Than Before Episode 111: Cynthia Bazin on being Laser Focused


Our podcast is designed to provide you with top business insights, fresh perspectives from world class guests, and the tools you need to lead better than before. In this episode, Tony Richards interviews Cynthia Bazin, president of SmartChic, on how to get laser focused on your personal goals.

Segment 1: Tony Richards completes an icebreaker with the Producers.

01:00 – Welcome to Better than Before

02:00 – A Look into Day Two of the Exponential Leadership Retreat

04:00 – Two Truths and A Lie

Segment 2: Cynthia Bazin, president of SmartChic, joins us as today’s featured guest.

14:00 – Guest Background

16:30 – Laser Focused Mentor

19:00 – Overwhelmed Inhibits Success

23:30 – Common Challenges Mentors Help Overcome

26:00 – Finding the Greater Mindset

30:00 – Struggle in Communication

32:30 – Tony’s Lightning Leadership Questions

Segment 3: Tony Richards discusses living by design in this week’s leadership lesson.

38:00 – Living by Design vs. Living by Default

41:00 – The Difference between Design and Default

Don’t worry what others are doing. Find a few things that you are really good at, that you love doing, and dominate those things. - @TheSmartChic #laserfocused

About the Guest

As the president of SmartChic, Cynthia Bazin provides keynote motivational speaking and premier mentoring in the areas of Personal Development, Business Strategy and Branding. Cynthia’s expertise is to get people laser-focused on their personal and professional goals, providing them with kick-butt motivation and smart strategies so they can take action and achieve their goals and dreams.

Resources Mentioned

Exponential Leadership Retreat
EQ Guide
Smart Chic Website


Better than Before is hosted by Tony Richards and produced by Clear Vision Development Group. Our staff includes William Foster and Whitney Coker. You can subscribe or leave a review for Better than Before on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and iHeartRadio. If you have a leadership question you would like answered on the show, email us at

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