Please Don't Ask Me to Do Scary Things

Big Announcement: Doing Scary Things

I’m starting a new project.

There. I said it.

In today’s episode, I’m taking the leap, and sharing the latest about the Do It Anyway Project. I hope you’ll join me.

Listen time: 13:48

A Nap vs Half Working

A Nap Trumps Half-Working

Last week, I gave myself a public beating over my recent discovery of how I actually use my time. One thoughtful reader sent me an email telling me not to be so hard on myself and suggested that if I try to maximize every second of my life, I would certainly wring the fun out of it.

While this was kind, it made me realize I had failed to make one really important point about the way we spend our time.

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It’s Personal: Handling Fear & Rejection in Business

When you think of your business as incredibly personal, it becomes an expression of your opinion. And that’s risky. If the business fails, it can feel like a rejection of who you are. So it should come as no surprise that doing this is scary. But what should we do with that fear? A question for all the entrepreneurs out there, today on BG Radio.

Listen time: 4:33

Let Go

Been Cheated Lately? Have You Tried Letting Go?

Today, on BG Radio, a story about Bob. Bob got taken advantage of. For a lot of money. Like, a TON of money. Money Bob couldn’t afford to lose. But he did lose it. And now, he has to figure out what to do. What he decides may surprise you.

Listen time: 7:17

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Half Working or Real Working

Finding time is hard. I often think about all the things I would do if I could just find the time.

But really, what a crazy thing that is to say. Find the time? Where should I look? Did I hide it in the bushes outside the White House? Can I find it on Aisle 10 at Whole Foods next to the biodegradable toilet paper?

I’ve let this question bounce around in my head for the last few months, and I think I figured out where the time went to hide. Let me explain with a small but painful story.

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Massive Incremental Change

Brad and I used to ride bikes in a group in Las Vegas. I remember when he first started, he had trouble staying with the group. One day I looked up, and there he was, right in the thick of it. What happened? The answer lies in the magic of incremental change.

Listen time: 6:00

The Power of Listening

Being a good listener is more valuable than we might think. Forget valuable, it’s a freaking ninja trick. The smartest people you’ll ever meet are the people who know how to listen. Today on BG Radio, the three magic words to unlocking the ninja secret: “tell me more.”

Listen time: 5:25

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What Are You Thinking?

The last two episodes I’ve talked about a cultural prejudice against starting and stopping, and the intolerance we have for uncertainty. But what if the issue isn’t in the way we FEEL about this stuff, but the way we TALK about it? What’s your experience?

Listen time: 6:15