This week we talk to Srini Rao about being unmistakable
Srini Rao is the host and founder of The Unmistakable Creative podcast. He has written multiple books including the Wall Street Journal bestseller The Art of Being Unmistakable; and his latest book: Unmistakable: Why Only Is Better Than Best
In This Interview, Srini Rao and I Discuss…
- His book, Unmistakable: Why Only is Better than Best
- That the process holds so much joy and that there really is no moment of arrival
- How doing the work itself is the reward and the importance of being present
- The temptation of trying to copy something that works and expect the same result
- The three layers under which everyone’s unmistakable nature lies
- Stories, Labels, and Masks
- The story of I have enough and the story of I don’t have enough
- That labels limit our capacity
- The importance of constructing environments
- That 96% of personal development projects fail
- Just because it’s a best practice doesn’t mean it’s best for you
- That life is basically just one giant experiment
- The idea of being ready and how it gets in our way
- How crucial it is to commit to the process rather than the outcome
- The insidious nature of validation
- Our warped perception of longevity
Srini Rao Links
A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other.
One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear.
The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?”
The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feedThe Tale of Two Wolves is often attributed to the Cherokee indians but there seems to be no real proof of this. It has also been attributed to evangelical preacher Billy Graham and Irish Playwright George Bernard Shaw. It appears no one knows for sure but this does not diminish the power of the parable.
This parable goes by many names including:
The Tale of Two Wolves
The Parable of the Two Wolves
Which Wolf Do You Feed
Which Wolf are You Feeding
Which Wolf Will You Feed
It also often features different animals, mainly two dogs.