I am thrilled to welcome world-renowned coach and author Marshall Goldsmith for a fun conversation on learning to accept feedback, balancing achievement and aspirations, and the fact that we all need help. Marshall talks about his new book, The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment, and the reasons he sees people forgetting to be happy. Marshall gives a few practical and easy tips to get you out of the constant achievement mindset and into one of appreciation and joy. He and I also discuss how great leaders aren’t afraid to do any of the jobs around them. Tune in for a super great chat, as we learn from the man coaching many of the top leaders and executives today.
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Here Are the Key Takeaways From This Episode:
- [4:48] Most humans get stuck in a level of just living from day to day and being reactive instead of being intentional.
- [5:08] When we are solely focused on achievement, we can forget to enjoy the day-to-day process of living. Marshall talks about working with top executives and leaders who have the accomplishment part down but are learning to enjoy the present moment every day.
- [8:19] It’s hard to not get addicted to achievement. While it’s great to achieve for the sake of achieving, it’s important not to confuse it with happiness.
- [11:29] Marshall shares one of the top reasons that people are not happy.
- [13:03] Everyone needs help, and that’s okay. Marshall discusses how even the top athletes and top performers need a coach, including him.
- [15:21] Marshall reminds us to not worry so much, and not to get so fixated on the outcome of things that we enjoy the journey.
- [17:04] Don’t wait and don’t hesitate!
- [20:36] Marshall talks about adopting 15 people and teaching them all he knows, for zero cost. The expectation is that they move it forward and help someone else.
- [23:43] Great leaders walk the talk and are willing to do any job in their organization. Marshall shares a great story about Frances Hesselbein.
- [24:36] You have to have the courage to get the necessary feedback that will help you grow.