This week we talk to Julien Smith.
Julien Smith is a New York Times bestselling author and repeat founder with over 10 years of experience as a startup CEO. He has raised over $150 million for his businesses, and is a well-known public speaker and organizer of online communities. Julien was the co-founder and CEO of Breather and is currently the co-founder and CEO of Practice, a business management platform for coaches and solopreneurs.
In This Interview Julien and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable.
- Building the habits to become the person you want to be.
- The difference between his life as an author and his life as a CEO of a start-up company.
- How hard it is to focus on personal development in the midst of a very busy, hectic life.
- His new company, Breather.
- The value in changing everything about yourself once in awhile.
- The Flinch.
- How often we talk about doing things but never do them.
- The hidden, unknown thing that stops us from doing things.
- We learn lessons the best when we are burned by them.
- Experiencing something is very different than hearing about it.
- How what we do now reinforces what we will do next time.
- New ideas come from looking at new things in new ways.
- Everything we do right now makes us into the person we are.
- Learning to recognize the flight or flight response as it happens.
- The power of tiny habits.
- Breaking things down into the smallest possible chunks.
- Using the principle of momentum.
- How we want the glory without the suffering.
- How there is no courage without fear.
- Eliminating the pointless, cowardly and habitual in favor of the useful.
- Making the choice to train ourselves.
- Remembering that we are making choices every day.
Julien Smith Links
Practice: Business Mgmt Plaform for Coaches and Solopreneurs
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Rhona Polonsky says
I enjoy your podcast but I have difficulties with your logo of the two wolves. Why must the bad wolf be black and the white wolf is good. This has a racist connotation and makes it difficult to support your podcast. I live in Accra, Ghana and just do not see the bad wolf as black.
Light versus dark has always symbolized good versus evil across various cultures. If you can look beyond race, you will see the bigger picture.