Inner Work with Steli Efti

The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of ...more

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February 17, 2021 00:27:09
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050: You can’t be upset with others, and at peace with yourself

Most of the episodes of this podcast are me talking about a topic that’s currently on my mind—oftentimes meanderings that don’t lead to a clear conclusion, or challenges I’m facing that yet lack a satisfying solution. It’s inner work in progress. Today is a little bit different: I’m sharing an heuristic of my inner work that's tried and tested. It’s been valuable for me thousands of times, and it’s been part of my daily toolkit since 2008. I always carry it with me and make use of it all the time. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/upset-with-others/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...

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February 16, 2021 00:10:37
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049: Why you should archive all your emails today

I'm the CEO of a very successful software startup. 8-figure revenue, thousands of customers all around the world, employees spread out all across the globe. I know what email stress feels like. In fact, I was stressed out AF about my email inbox. Until my friend and co-founder showed me how to overcome it years ago. It's worked for me, and for team members and friends I've shared this advice with. Today, I want to share it with you too. Shownotes: http://steliefti.com/email-stress/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...

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February 14, 2021 00:59:58
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048: What it's like to love a fighter with Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu

I'm excited to release our first ever interview on the Inner Work podcast. I spoke with Kevin von Duuglas-Ittu. If you're really into Muay Thai—maybe you're familiar with the amazing work he and his wife Sylvie are doing together.   But even if not, I'd encourage you to check out this episode! Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/love-a-fighter/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...

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February 12, 2021 00:18:27
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047: What happened to my mind when I stopped consuming content for 1 month

There's a reason why I grew a multi-million dollar company through content marketing. I'm good at content because I've consumed a ton of content in my life—starting out as a child where I spent all day every day in front of a TV. I was basically raised by a TV. From the moment I came back to school to the time I went to bed, I was in front of the TV. And while I barely watch TV anymore—I've simply replaced the TV with other forms of media consumption. Podcasts, YouTube, Netflix, Twitter, etc. In this episode, I talk about my addiction to consuming content and using it to distract myself from thoughts and feelings I want to avoid. It's a conversation I've had in the first half of December 2020, and at that time, I had for the first time in my life not mindlessly consumed any content for 30 days straight. If you're hooked on content consumption too, give it a listen! As always, I love to hear from you. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/content-fast/ Connect with me: https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...

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February 11, 2021 00:34:43
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046: The soul of little things

I've been very out of touch with my own emotions, wants and needs for a long time. And much of the past year has been about getting to know myself better: What do I want? What do I really like? For myself, not for my company, my family, for my team, for my career, but for me myself, just Steli. And one thing I do know about myself is that I was a very utalitarian person, praying at the altar of productivity. "Get shit done" was my mantra.  And recently, I discovered that I can surround myself with objects that give me positive energy, that sing more harmoniously with who I am and what I want my life to be. In this episode, I talk about how my good friend Juan, who happens to be a plant. I talk about the veneration of objects in Japan, and the power of caring for things beyond the fact that they are tools we use to do something. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/soul-of-little-things/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/ ...

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February 10, 2021 00:11:49
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045: Fatherhood odyssey: 5 success rules for 5-year olds

A while back I was driving my sons back home with the car, and they got excited about a dope looking sports car they saw. And it led to something I almost never do: I shared advice on how to be successful in life with them. In this episode, I'll share it with you too, but more importantly—how they reacted to me sharing these lessons. Just a beautiful little moment that's dear to me as a father. Shownotes: https://steliefti.com/fatherhood-odyssey-5-success-rules-for-5-year-olds/ Connect with me: https://steliefti.com https://twitter.com/steli https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/   ...

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