Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #140 — Playing “not to lose” is losing. That upon which we focus expands. So mindset makes ALL the difference. Helen Made it perfectly simple: “Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.” — Helen Keller Avoiding danger brings the danger into focus. Flip the…
Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #139 — It's what you're here for. Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #139 — It's what you're here for.Foolproof systems, secret roadmaps, and step-by-step plans are the catnip of internet marketers. But they succeed in only two things: removing money from wallets and delaying dreams. There is no…
Follow these four steps to identify your strengths and acknowledge your faults in order to show up as the best leader possible for your team.
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Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #138 — The Power of Play Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #138 — The Power of PlayA couple of decades ago, the father of my then business partner gave us some sage advice: "when a person shows their true colors, pay attention!" That invaluable lesson was a godsend…
Done Beats Perfect. We are taught from a young age that being perfect is the goal of every endeavor that we undertake. However, you have to keep in mind that there is a cost for perfection. If nothing else, it can cost market share. It can also cost you the relationships that sustain you in both good times and bad.
Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #137 — Breathe. “That’s not right!” That”s literally what I said when I heard it (I’m glad my mic was muted). But I already knew better. My friend Matt Chavlovich — a former pro athlete and recovering overachiever — was sharing what he had learned over a lifetime of…
Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #136 — Metrics Make a Difference Mindset Mondays with DTK – Ep #136 — Metrics Make a DifferenceIt's amazing how much difference intention makes. It's almost like people can feel when intention and action are out of alignment. OK. There's no "almost" about it. People definitely can feel the…
We’re nearly seven months into this pandemic, and many of us are still grappling with assembling some version of the “new normal.” Many of us have had to make tough decisions and carve new paths forward. However, some of us are still frozen in place, waiting for things to go back to the way they always were or are avoiding taking that uncertain first step forward.
You may be stewing over whether to find a new job with more flexibility or quitting your job altogether to stay home to assist the kids with virtual learning. Or maybe it’s the prospect of launching a new business or a new product line that has you frozen in place. In any case, the time spent circling the worry drain is energy expended … energy wasted.
What if, instead, you spent that energy envisioning how brilliant it could be on the other side? What if you spent the time imagining a positive future beyond the difficulty that’s coming?
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“Acknowledge How You Feel. You’re not alone in feeling alone. Loneliness is a common experience for entrepreneurs. The first step in combating loneliness, as in all challenges, is to acknowledge your feelings. The most critical step is next: Remove the judgment. Once you’ve acknowledged where you are and have given yourself a break for feeling that way, then you can begin to reach out and take action to change it.”
When you rise to the top of your field or become the head of an organization, the old adage about how lonely it can be at the top often starts to ring true. To validate the sacrifices you’re making—and perhaps to distract yourself from the pressure of working solo much of the time—you may up your load, trying to bring every big idea to life. Although many entrepreneurs lose themselves in their work in this way, no one can escape the fact that humans are social animals by nature, and being disconnected from others will eventually impact your health.
Mike released this episode in it’s long form because we covered A LOT of ground including:
• The messy creative process of writing a book
• The “decorative books” on our bookshelves
• Leaning into controversial thought leadership
• Why DTK, being inextricably linked to his business, publicly shares his politics…
This one was a blast to record and even more fun to listen to!!