How To Use Fear To Accomplish The Impossible
Fear of failure might stop us from doing things we want, but most importantly, it'll deny us the opportunity of doing it wrong and learn from it. What about our goals? Is setting realistic goals a way of creating down-to-earth expectations, or is bending our way around our fears and self-imposed limitations?
In today's episode, we put a magnifier on those things that look impossible to us and put their nature to the test. We look at our goals and question the path we choose to get to them and, above all, the routes we choose to avoid. We also talk about what it takes to hone a craft, highlight the need for iterations, and define what it means to do things bravely.
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
- How can fear take our chance of learning by failing (2:38)
- It's not about the hours; it's about the iterations (6:13)
- What is hiding behind setting realistic goals (10:18)
- Bravery really isn't pretending fear is not there (13:36)
- Sometimes, the impossible is a matter of perspective (15:43)
- How to use fear as fuel to get us where we want to be (19:01)
- Book: Steven Kotler - The Art of Impossible: A Peak Performance Primer
- Quote: Steven Kotler - Motivation is what gets you into this game; learning is what helps you continue to play; creativity is how you steer, and flow is how you turbo-boost the results beyond all rational standards and reasonable expectations."
- Quote: Naval Ravikant - "It isn't 10,000 hours that creates outliers; it's 10,000 iterations."
- Unlock Your Unrivaled Momentum Training
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Improving Our Leadership Skills, One Brutal Fact At A Time
The moment we get mentally and emotionally ready to look at and accept the hard data, the brutal facts, and the results of our strategies and leadership style, we take a giant step toward improving ourselves as leaders. We also create a space where transparency is the norm, and our teams feel comfortable sharing their truth. In this episode, we explore the complex nuances and endless benefits of facing brutal facts. Inspired by Jim Collins' book, "Good to great," we delve into the game-changer attitude of dealing with the facts, the data that reflects how effective or not our leadership strategies are. Together, we analyze how the simple decision of dealing with the truth has the potential to improve our leadership skills, create a safe space for our teams too, and clear our path from lesser goals. In This Episode, You Will Learn:How research on publicly traded companies can help you improve your business, even if it is a small organization (3:37)What kind of breakthrough facing brutal facts can provide (6:30)About the benefits of creating a space where brutal facts are confronted (8:41)Why is it easier to maintain the status quo than to try to change something (12:37)Resources:Book: Jim Collins - Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, and Others Don'tQuote: Jim Collins - "Yes, leadership is about vision. But leadership is equally about creating a climate where the truth is heard, and the brutal facts confronted. There's a huge difference between the opportunity to "have your say" and the opportunity to be heard. The good to great leaders understood this distinction, creating a culture wherein people had a tremendous opportunity to be heard and, ultimately, for the truth to be heard."Quote: Dan Sullivan - "All progress starts by telling the truth."Quote: Robert Brault - "We are kept from our goals, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal."Unlock Your Unrivaled Momentum Training Interested in Working with Clint? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.Let's Connect!WebsiteLinkedInInstagram Facebook
Be Your Future Self Now with Dr. Benjamin Hardy
Dr. Benjamin Hardy joins us in one of the podcast's most anticipated interviews to reveal the secrets of constructing a present in alignment with the best version of our future selves. Dr. Hardy holds a P.h.D in Organizational Psychology; he is the author of several books on self-development and entrepreneurship, the world's leading expert on the application of the Future Self science, a husband to his wife Lauren, and a loving father of six. In this episode, Dr. Hardy shares bits of his personal history in an original way; he starts from his current self, the one several years ago he saw as an ideal future self, and goes backward, explaining the situations and decisions that led him to where he is now. We talk about some lessons we can learn from his latest book, "Be your future self now," and explore the multiple applications the book offers to improve our day-to-day life. Dr. Hardy explains the critical role "forcing functions" have in our lives, the 80/20 rule applied to our goals, and how our future dictates our present. Dr. Hardy also shares some details from his next book, "10X is easier than 2X," we explore the power of refining and augmenting end goals to modify and make our present better, and much more. Some Questions I Ask:As we start, please tell the audience about your story and how you got here to do what you're doing (3:23)As you think about your past, what's another time that really sticks out to you, where you felt like your future really drove your present? (14:09)In This Episode, You Will Learn:What are the forcing functions, and how do they push us forward (11:18)What are the things that hold us back from being our future selves (19:32)What is a lesser goal, and why do we pursue them (22:01)How does the 80/20 rule apply to our goals (25:20)What happens when we make our end goal bigger (31:43)All progress starts with a truth (40:47)Resources:Dr. Benjamin Hardy's websiteUnlock Your Unrivaled Momentum Training Interested in Working with Clint? Send a message to email@example.com.Connect with Dr. Hardy:LinkedInLet's Connect!WebsiteLinkedInInstagram Facebook
What Are You Doing Today Your Future Self Will Thank You For?
In today's episode, anticipating an upcoming interview with Dr. Benjamin Hardy, the world's leading expert on the application of the Future Self science, we take a deep look at the deliberate practice in our lives. We analyze our behavior and what are the things we are doing today, thinking of our future selves. We go through some quotes from Dr. Hardy’s book "Be Your Future Self Now" and examine how our daily habits impact the outcome we'll find in the future. We talk about being intentional with ourselves as soon as we clearly know what kind of leader, father, and husband we want to be in the future. We also challenge ourselves to push our limits, engage in activities that force us to be better, constantly improve, and don't let ourselves "rest on our laurels." In This Episode, You Will Learn:What is the deliberate practice, and how does it affect the future version of ourselves (1:19)Why do we miss when we think of ourselves as finished beings (3:47)How to make sure we don't "rest on our laurels" and why it is so important to check if we are (8:11)About people with fixed mindsets and the risks of constantly avoiding failure (10:45)Resources:Quote: Dr. Daniel Gilbert - "Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished. The person you are right now is as transient, fleeting, and temporary as all the people you've ever been."Quote: Dr. Benjamin Hardy - "People with a fixed mindset have an utter lack of imagination about themselves. Due to their lack of confidence, people with a fixed mindset have a fragile identity, relentlessly avoiding any form of failure. From their fixed perspective, if they fail, then what must that failure say about them? People with a fixed mindset overemphasize and overly define their current selves, believing who they are now is their core self. Unchangeable and innate, their inner dialogue states, this is who I am and who I'm always going to be."Interested in Working with Clint? Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.Unlock Your Unrivaled Momentum TrainingLet's Connect!WebsiteLinkedInInstagram Facebook