We’ve got a lot of phrases that capture the essence of ego. We say ‘she’s got a big head,’ or ‘he thinks the world revolves around him.’ There’s my personal favorite, one I often heard my grandfather say, ‘he’s getting too big for his britches.’
But as entrepreneurs, don’t we need ego to do the improbable, or is confidence enough?
Today’s guest, Ryan Holiday, admits to struggling with ego, and according to him, that’s exactly why he wrote his latest book, Ego is the Enemy. In this episode you’ll discover:
Whether you struggle with ego or pride yourself on your humility, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.
At 3:50 – Ryan explains why humility doesn’t always get you want you want, and where your focus should be instead.
At 12:00 – Danny and Ryan discuss celebrating personal wins without allowing yourself to be caught up in your own greatness.
At 16:00 – Ryan explains the difference between ego and confidence, and why you shouldn’t take credit for things that helped you succeed.
At 20:00 – Ryan gives his thoughts on the whole idea of ‘fake it till you make it,’ and how it feeds the ego in a very unhealthy way.
At 23:00 – Danny and Ryan discuss the ‘narrative fallacy’ in regards to the story you tell yourself and others about your life, and how it can be destructive to your success.
Networking can make or break you in business. So how to you go about networking and do it in a way that honors your relationships while bolstering your bottom line?
John Corcoran understands the value of networking. Along the winding path of his adult life, he’s been in tight situations where he lost one job but was able to step right into another because of who he knows.
Today John talks with Danny about the networking skills he teaches to other entrepreneurs through Smart Business Revolution.
At 2:00 – How John got Rob Lowe to play him on TV’s the West Wing, and the time he got terminated by the Terminator.
At 5:00 – John talks about whether or not you need to ‘prune’ your list of people, and how to make those decisions.
At 7:00 – Ever wonder how you can be strategic about your relationships without being as conniving as ‘Mr. Burns?’ John explains how to be genuine while being strategic.
At 13:00 – If you think that you have to spend your entire day networking, that’s just not true. John talks about how to be efficient in managing your relationships within your network.
At 20:00 – John shares the single biggest objection that people have with networking, and how to overcome that perceived obstacle to truly great networking.