I am in planning (and hosting) mode for my Titans Mastermind meeting this week and next…and in thinking about the meeting and how lucky I am to still be here to host it, an interview I did recently with Anna David (who has a podcast called “Light Hustle: Grit Out of the Dark”) just came out…and it’s timely.
Anna put out a call for interviews for people who have “struggled to success”…and while I dismissed the request initially (my story is so boring—no bankruptcies, divorces, jail time, addictions or anything else that seems like a hero’s journey, coming out of wreckage to success), I asked Anna if almost dying counted.
In addition, the fact that my book Overdeliver came out on April 9th (with lots of launch activity around it) and I had my stroke on April 10th, how did that fit in as well under the heading of “a struggle?”
It seemed pretty vanilla to me since I survived…and the book launch seemed trivial compared to still being above ground…and if I had died, we wouldn’t be having a conversation anyway so who cares?
That is, I really didn’t know if it was a struggle because I didn’t die. And I am still living my life the same way.
I knew I dodged a bullet and I am up for a lot more mischief in the marketing world now…and more importantly, I still have what is most important to me (my family and friends).
Simply put, having a stroke wasn’t a “come to Jesus moment”…just something I know I had to get past to continue my journey.
Anna had other ideas.
She heard my story, formulated a series of questions I wasn’t even thinking about—and she was quick to say “let’s do it.”
The interview is here…it’s around 45 minutes long.
During the podcast I found myself recognizing some struggles which I wasn’t aware of before–she caught me–and I thought one or more might be helpful to you in some way as you examine your life and career.
(In the interview I also came up with a word that Anna never heard of–it gets spellchecked when I type it in Word so I can excuse her for not knowing it. But at least caught her on something) 🙂
And if you listen to it, share with me an ultimate struggle you overcame in your life–and where you ended up because of it (or in spite of it).
I may accumulate some of those stories (with your permission and with no names attached) because there could be some great lessons for all of us in a future post.
Once again, the podcast is titled (and when you click on my picture below, it’s the fourth interview listed):
I guess I did do that.
P.S. Last chance to sign up for The Do Good and Make Money Super Summit (I am one of the speakers) which begins September 23rd and runs for 8 days until September 30th…and you can get a free pass by clicking here.
It is a very ambitious Summit with over 80 speakers speaking on four tracks:
#1 – Starting Your Venture
#2 – Your First $100,000
#3 – Your First Million
#4 – Scaling To Eight Figures (where I will be speaking)
I will be speaking on one of the last days, talking about “Over Delivering Value” which in my opinion is the most undervalued aspect of “Scaling to Eight Figures.”
I hope you will grab your free pass and tune in.
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