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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November 02, 2019 00:06:32
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008: Broccoli & Sweat

Most of us are spending too much time searching for a better way of doing things, and not enough time actually doing them. Yes, there might be a better, more efficient way to lose weight than eating more broccoli and breaking a sweat at the gym. Eating better and working out more works. And it probably works better than at least 70% of the diet systems, weightloss books, slimming widgets, fatloss supplements that all add up to a multi-billion dollar industry. You already know what to do. You just don't want to do it. And the same is true for most things in life. We already know the answers to most of the really important questions. We just don't like them, so we're looking for something easier. That's the trap. So take one problem you've had for a while and ask yourself: "What's the simplest way to solve this that at the same time I really really don't want to do?" There you have it. Your answer. Now go do that :) Don't wanna? Well, welcome to the club. Think I'm wrong about this? Let me know on twitter @steli ...

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May 15, 2019 00:10:47
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003: How to Overcome Your Fear of Creating (And Publishing) Content

It’s late at night. I’ve been waiting for hours to be produced. Be excited. Be motivated. To create content! Before you start a blog, podcast, or YouTube channel, ask yourself: Why do I want to put myself out there? Why do I want to create content for other people to consume? Can I make a commitment to create and publish content? Doubts and fears that come with creating content can stop you in your tracks. Do you believe that your content is important and worthy of an audience? Are you afraid that people who like, respect, and know you will think your posts are dumb and boring? If you’re thinking about creating and producing content online, this is my advice: Get over the emotional hurdle of creating content Build a followingCreate unique and value-added content Create content to give something back to society and help others. Be willing to look foolish in the name of progress. Let your content be consumed and critiqued. Learn to continue, even as you mess things up. You’ll get better, build an audience, and find people who appreciate what you have to say. Make the world a better place! Show Notes: Lesson Learned: You can’t rely on anyone else to motivate, inspire, or produce you.Motivation: Create value, not only consume value.Commitment: Be consistent in creating content. Create content for the right reasons.Never, ever stop - no matter your ...

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May 07, 2019 00:16:22
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002: How I Lost the Joy of Public Speaking

When creating and preparing for speaking engagements, my process is brief, but painful. I suffer a lot during each “joy of birth,” but always follow the same formula: Open laptop, open PowerPoint, and think about what to say. It’s fun for me to step on a stage and interact with the audience. I’m good at it, and people enjoy listening to me. So, why isn’t preparing for talks and speaking as much fun as it used to bei? Show Notes: Peace vs. Wartime CEO: I know what to do in a crisis and what’s most important.Self-belief and Confidence: I’m amazing on stage, but not perfect.Lesson Learned: If I don’t act, things will go terribly wrong.Make compromises, tap into creativity, and take on new topics. Links and resources: The Hard Thing About Hard Things Book by Ben Horowitz Steli Efti on Twitter Hiten Shah on Twitter Close Close Blog Close YouTube Channel The Startup Chat Podcast ...

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