Episode 048 – It’s All The Same Struggle: The Best of Entrepreneur Unplugged

It’s all the same struggle, no matter the level you are at as an entrepreneur.

We all fight the same things to succeed. Self-doubt. Insecurity. Weak mindsets. Conditioning from the past. No matter which way you slice it those are the hurdles you’ve got to be able to overcome if you’re going to make it as a startup founder or entrepreneur. This episode is a “best of” episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged where we’ve pulled together some sound bytes from some of our previous guests, all focused on the fact that we are all the same when it comes to the obstacles we face.

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Heather Havenwood: Dating coach tells why men are easier to coach than women.

When it comes to the intimate relationships in life it’s not always as simple as chemistry, is it? There’s a relational component that goes far deeper and is much more difficult to figure out. That’s why dating coaches exist, people like Heather Havenwood. They help us recognize that the issues we individually deal with in dating relationships are all the same – and the more we can learn about the opposite sex and the way they think and process life, the better we’ll be at contributing to those relationships positively. In this clip, Heather talks about those complexities as she explains why it’s easier for her to coach men than it is women. You’ll enjoy her perspective.

Ego is a killer: Nate Kennedy’s story, from his own mouth.

When Nate Kennedy got started in business he rose to an unheard of level of success pretty quickly. In his own words, he was young, aggressive, hustling and grinding, and making lots of money. But with the success came the growth of something he didn’t recognize as a problem at first: ego. As he lost perspective because of an unrealistic view of himself he began to realize that all the same negative issues he’d seen happen in the lives of other successful people were beginning to happen to him. You can hear how Nate battled depression as a result, on this episode.

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Never be ashamed of providing for your family: Liz O’Donnell.

Liz O’Donnell grew up with a mother who was what she calls the “storybook Mom.” She was a homemaker, very nurturing, and an excellent support and resource for her family. Liz is nothing but grateful for the impact that upbringing had on her. But she’s come to realize that the model her mother was, wasn’t necessarily the only model of what a mother is allowed to be. She’s noticed what she calls “mom guilt” plaguing many working moms and wants to put an end to it. You can hear what she thinks about this important issue on this episode.

Fear, insecurity, doubt. We are all the same: Mike Murphy.

As an incredibly successful personal coach Mike Murphy has had the opportunity to work with people at all stages of the success cycle. And though he didn’t realize it at first he’s come to see that all of us deal with the same issues, no matter our level of success. Significance. Purpose. Fear. Disbelief. Doubt. Mike believes that it’s better to admit those things to ourselves instead of resisting it. When we do we’re able to deal with what is true and devise ways to combat the tendencies of our “lesser” selves. You can hear Mike’s advice on this episode.

Comparison is a trap. You don’t want to get stuck there.

When Caitlin Pyle was very rudely dismissed from her job she was in a very low place. The hurtful things that were said to her upon her dismissal sank deep into her soul. She got to a place where she was going around and around, comparing herself to others in her field and always coming up short. On this episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged, Caitlin shares how she discovered that comparison of that type is always a losing proposition and what she does instead to keep herself on track toward success.

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Why you’ve got to take time for the relationships that fuel the business.

One of the things that Marty McDonald has come to see over the years is that business success happens on the back of great relationships. It’s for that reason that he’s established a weekly habit of contacting people he’s met, worked with in the past, connected with at events or conventions – it really doesn’t matter where. His desire in making the calls is simply to foster the relationships that have fueled, or may one day fuel, his business. You can hear why he believes this time-consuming slot in his schedule is so important, in this episode.

If you love what you do so much that it doesn’t feel like work, you’re in the right place.

That’s what Alex Morton says about where he’s come to in life. It hasn’t always been that way – he’s had plenty of time working his way up the ranks when he didn’t really enjoy what he was doing. As a result, it felt like work to him. But as he’s moved more and more into his areas of strength and discovered through the process of growth what he’s best equipped to do, the work has diminished and the fun has begun. You can hear Alex’s motivational pep talk about this topic on this “best of” episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged.

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OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [1:12] Tony’s preview: a new version of the show coming at episode 50.
  • [2:36] Heather Havenwood tells why men are easier to coach when it comes to dating.
  • [4:08] Young aggressive, making lots of money – and clouded by ego and depression.
  • [5:54] Liz O’Donnell: A shout out to working mothers.
  • [7:08] We all deal with the same core-level fears and struggles.
  • [9:08] The trap of the comparison game, from Caitlin Pyle.
  • [10:20] Why you need to take time for the relationships behind the business.
  • [12:23] Alex Morton: I love working because I never feel like I’m working.

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Heather Havenwood: #Dating coach tells why men are easier to coach than women Click To Tweet Never be ashamed of providing for your #family: Liz O’Donnell Click To Tweet Fear, #insecurity, doubt. We are all the same: Mike Murphy Click To Tweet Why you’ve got to take time for the #relationships that fuel the business Click To Tweet

 

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